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William de la Montagne Cary papers, 1861-1874

Cary, William de la Montagne, 1840-1922

Painter, Illustrator


Collection Information

Size: 1 Reel, ca. 300 items (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Biographical data; writings by Cary on his expeditions and travels; correspondence, ca. 1908-1943, of Cary and his sons; newspaper clippings; lists of paintings; photographs of paintings; and sketches.

Biographical/Historical Note

Illustrator, painter; Brookline, Mass. His westward expedition of 1866 was the basis for illustrations from 1866-1896 which appeared in Leslie's, Harper's, and Scribner's.


Microfilmed 1984 along with other selected art related papers from the Gilcrease Institute.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals in: Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 3277 (frames 8-493) available at Archives of American Art offices, the Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 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

William de la Montagne Cary papers, 1861-1874. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.