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Samuel Stone collection
This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.
Undetermined small volume of financial documents, records of ticket sales, notes, and letters relating to the Chicago Art-Union, some written by Leonard Wells Volk. Included is a written order from Volk to Stone to pay E. [Edwin?] Whitefield for his views of Chicago.
Biographical Historical Note
The Chicago Art Union was a short-lived institution that held a single influential art exhibition in 1860 and was apparently disbanded soon after.