Walter L. Newberry collection

Inclusive Dates: 
1859–1867
Survey Repository: 

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.

Descriptive Summary

2 items relating to Walter Loomis Newberry, including a letter, dated June 15, 1867, expressing appreciation of George P. A. Healy as an artist and as a man, signed by prominent Chicagoans.

Biographical Historical Note

Walter Loomis Newberry was an American businessman and philanthropist, best known for his bequest that resulted in the creation of the Newberry Library in Chicago. George P. A. Healy was an American portrait painter who spent much of his career in Europe, as well as several years in the Chicago area (1855-1869; 1892-1894). He painted portraits of European royalty, U.S. presidents, Civil War generals, and many other notables.

Additional Notes

Related collections on George P. A. Healy: George P. A. Healy Collection, Pierre G. T. Beauregard Papers, Isaac N. Arnold Papers, Robert Todd Lincoln Manuscript Collection, Richard Henry Dana Collection, Thomas Barbour Bryan Letters, Chicago History Museum; Biography Collections, Elmhurst Historical Museum; Joel Tanner Hart Papers, University of Chicago Library; Office of the President and Librarian, Program and projects files, Newberry Library