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Thomas Seir Cummings papers, circa 1824-1983, bulk circa 1824-1894

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Stephanie Ashley
Scope and Contents
The papers of acclaimed miniaturist and co-founder of the National Academy of Design Thomas Seir Cummings (1804-1894), measure 0.4 linear feet and date from circa 1824-1983, with the bulk of the material dating from circa 1824-1894. Papers include correspondence, writings and notes, personal and academy business and financial records, and printed material, which provide scattered but significant documentation of Cummings's various roles at the National Academy of Design and as an author and educator.
Language
English
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2018 by the National Academy of Design via Maura Reilly, Executive Director.
Funding
Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art and The Walton Family Foundation
Processing Information
The collection was fully processed and described in a finding aid by Stephanie Ashley in 2018, and the bulk of the collection was digitized in 2019, with funding provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art and The Walton Family Foundation.