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William Rickarby Miller diary and writings, 1850-1884

Miller, William Rickarby, 1818-1893

Watercolorist, Landscape painter


Collection Information

Size: 450 Pages, (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: A diary in which Miller writes of personal affairs, daily activities, his work and friends; a notebook, "Hints and Recipes pertaining to Painting in Oil and Water Colors and the General Practice of Art"; manuscripts of the following writings: "My Rules and Plans of Life," "Fruit from the Tree of Life," "On Poetic Beauty in Nature"; "A Cunning Little Gypsy," "The Basket Maker of Bloomingdale," and "The Hunter's Song, or Life in the Woods."

Biographical/Historical Note

Landscape painter; New York, N.Y. Born in England.


Lent 1974 by the New York Historical Society.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals in: New York Historical Society.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 801 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

William Rickarby Miller diary and writings, 1850-1884. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.