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Victor Audubon letters to John L. LeConte, 1852

Audubon, Victor Gifford, 1809-1860



Collection Information

Size: 1 Microfilm reel, 3 items on partial microfilm reel

Summary: This microfilm collection contains letters from Victor Audobon to John Lawrence LeConte concerning Audubon's father, John James Audubon.

Biographical/Historical Note

Victor Audubon (1809-1862) was a painter and the son of illustrator and naturalist John James Audubon. Along with his brother, John Woodhouse Audubon, he assisted his father with the production and sale of The Birds of America and The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America . Audubon continued to manage the business aspects of his father's work after John James Audubon's death.


Lent for microfilming by the American Philosophical Society for the Archives of American Art, 1955. Selected from ASP's John Lawrence LeConte papers.

Related Materials

The Archives of American Art also holds the microfilmed letters to Samuel G. Morton from Victor and John James Audubon, 1836-1840, and the microfilmed John James Audubon and Audubon family letters, [circa 1783-1845]. Yale University Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library holds the Victor Gifford Audubon collection, 1845-1859. The American Philosophical Society holds the John James Audubon Papers, 1821-1845; the John L. (John Lawrence) LeConte papers, 1812-1897; and the LeConte family papers, 1827-1901.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals in: American Philosophical Society.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel P34 (fr. 196-198) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Victor Audubon letters to John L. LeConte, 1852. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.