John Frederick Kensett
Papers, 1830-1872
SC19480

(Boxes 1-3 also available on two reels of microfilm: MB/FM,759.147,K369,200-5747. The accompanying finding aid does not completely replicate the order in which items were microfilmed.)


Quantity: 4 Boxes (1 cubic foot)
Access: Open to Research
Acquisition: Acquired with the Edwin D. Morgan Papers from the estate of Edward Knapp, March 1942
Processed By: Fred Bassett, Senior Librarian, Manuscripts and Special Collections
November 1990


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Scope and Content Note:

The papers of John Frederick Kensett consist mostly of correspondence, 1832-1872, that depicts vividly his colorful career as an engraver and painter. They cover all phases of his career from his early years as a successful but discontented engraver, through the years of study in Europe, to fulfillment as an acclaimed member of the Hudson River School of Landscape Painters. Kensett corresponded with many well-known artists, writers, scholars, and publishers, whose letters provide a valuable perspective on the cultural and intellectual climate in the United States during the mid-nineteenth century. The letters are arranged alphabetically by correspondent. A list of correspondents is included at the end of this finding aid. The collection also includes three sketchbooks that provide insight into the thought process behind Kensett's finished works, a visual passport that records Kensett's movements throughout Europe from 1840 to1847, and papers relating to the art exhibit at the Metropolitan Fair in 1864.

Biographical Sketch:

John Frederick Kensett, painter and engraver, was born March 22, 1816 in Cheshire, Connecticut, the second son of Thomas and Elizabeth Daggett Kensett. His training as an engraver began probably around 1828, with a job in the New Haven engraving shop of his father and uncle, Alfred Daggett. At some point, possibly 1829, Kensett went to New York to work as an apprentice in the shop of Peter Maverick, a well-known engraver in America. Here he met John Casilaer, who also became a leading engraver and painter, and Kensett's life long friend. Later that same year, Kensett's father passed away, making it necessary to return to New Haven, where he rejoined his uncle's new engraving firm, Daggett, Himan and Company. In 1835, after a falling out with his uncle, he moved to New York, taking a job with the American Bank Note Company. He worked there for two years, during which time he formed a close friendship with Thomas P. Rossiter and Asher B. Durand. Kensett moved again in 1838 to Albany, New York, taking a job with the engraving firm of Hall, Packard, and Cushman. He left Albany in 1840, staying briefly in New York, then sailed to Europe, where he spent the next seven years in art studies.

Kensett became highly successful as an engraver during the years prior to his departure for Europe, yet he was not content with the work as it tended to be very tedious and too mundane. This is made very clear in his correspondence, which speaks of his desire for social gatherings, singing, talking, pretty women, cigars, and punch to ease the pains of frustration with his situation. He would also speak of his desire, on many occasions, to learn more about art, especially painting, a knowledge which could best be attained at that time by study in Europe.

When Kensett first arrived in England he immediately set off to meet his grandmother and Uncle John at Hampton Court. He also had taken time to visit the National Gallery at Trafalgar Square and other collections, where he compiled many notes. Moreover, he resumed the business of engraving for his American employer, work that was to support him for many years to come. Despite the pleasure and temptation of family and artistic attractions of London, Hampton Court, and Windsor, Kensett continued on to Paris. Here along with Casilaer and Rossiter, Kensett entered into an intense period of study and discovery.

Life in Paris had become less than ideal with the passage of time, as Kensett and his artist friends, Casilaer and Rossiter, along with two new companions, Benjamin Champney and Thomas Hicks, were constantly afflicted by financial problems. They would mutually lend money to each other when they had it, and borrow it when they had none. The letters composed by Kensett to his Uncle John at Hampton Court, during his first few months in Paris, concerned his difficulties and discomfort of poverty in addition to descriptions of his artistic endeavors. Sometime in 1842 Kensett's financial situation improved greatly through a friendship he had with William Francis Edmunds, a banker and amateur painter. It proved to be a vital link in his career as Edmunds was well connected with art sales and distribution organizations in the United States. Edmunds was a founder and officer of the American Art Union which purchased 48 of Kensett's pictures between 1841 and 1852. Without the financial boost provided by the sale of these pictures, Kensett probably would have been forced to return to New York without enjoying his extended stay in Italy.

In June 1843 Kensett went to Hampton Court to settle his grandmother's estate, an undertaking that developed into a two-year legal snarl. The extended stay in England proved to be quite beneficial in advancing his career. It was here he did his landscape of Windsor Castle, which was highly esteemed by art critics. In June 1845 Kensett departed London for Paris, where he remained briefly with Champney making a few sketching excursions. In July they traveled along the Rhine and across the Alps through Germany, Switzerland and Italy, arriving in Rome in October. Kensett took rooms with Thomas Hicks near the Piazza di Spagna. The following summer, 1846, he commenced a summer-long sketching journey through the hills and mountains surrounding Rome. He returned to Rome in October for the winter of 1846-1847, during which time he became a close friend to George William Curtis. This friendship opened a great door for Kensett, both intellectually and socially, as Curtis was well connected with some of the greatest American thinkers and writers of the time, including Ralph Waldo Emerson, Charles A. Dana, Thomas Gold Appleton, James Russell Lowell and Charles Elliot Norton. Many of them became Kensett's friends and correspondents.

Kensett's last months in Italy were spent traveling south of Rome with Curtis, visiting Naples, Pompeii, and Sorrento. After returning to Rome, they went on a month-long Italian tour via Florence and Venice, where for another month they took rooms. These days of work and discovery came to an end in September 1847, when Kensett left Curtis in Verona and returned, through Switzerland, to Paris, and then to London. Finally in November he went to New York after seven years' absence. Back in New York Kensett's life revolved wholly around his art and social activities. Devoted to his work, he produced a great number of landscape paintings. His social activities included memberships in several prestigious art clubs and organizations, such as the Century Association and the Sketch Club. More importantly, he was made a full academian in the National Academy of Design in May 1849.

In 1859, Kensett found himself thrust into the national political stage with an appointment by President James Buchanan, along with James Lambdin and Henry Kirke Brown, to a special commission on interior art and design of the United States Capitol Building. They made several recommendations that were submitted in a report to Congress that was ultimately rejected for political reasons. Kensett's last major lifetime endeavor was planning and organizing the art exhibit for the Metropolitan Fair, an event sponsored by the Union League Club to raise funds on behalf of the United States Sanitary Commission. Kensett passed away on December 14, 1872.



Box Folder Contents
1 0 Finding Aid


Correspondence, 1830-1872
1 1 A

2 Appleton, Thomas Gould

3 Ba

4 Br

5 Ca

6-7 Casilear, John

8 Ch

9 Champney, Benjamin

10 Co

11 Cr-Curtis, J.B.

12 Curtis, George William

13 D

14 E
2 1 Fa

2 Fi

3 G

4 Ha

5 Ho

6 I-J

7 K

8-8a Kellogg, Sarah Kensett

9 Kensett, Frederick

10 Kensett, John R.

11 Kensett, Thomas Jr.

12 La

13 Le

14 Ma

15 Mi
3 1 N

2 O

3 P

4 R

5 Rossiter, Thomas P.

6 Sa

7 Sp

8 T

9 U-V

10 Wa

11 We

12 Letters - Unidentified

13 Drafts of Letters and Assorted Notes

14 Letters to Noah Kellogg

15 Kensett Family Correspondence (Not addressed to John F. Kensett)
4 1-3 Sketchbooks (3 items)

4 Passport to Europe, 1840

5 Metropolitan Fair, 1864

6 Invitations

7 Family History

8 Prints

9 Miscellaneous and Letter Fragments

10 Eulogies of John F. Kensett


Letters to John F. Kensett

MB/FM 759.147 K369 200-5747
(SC19480, Boxes 1-3)

Detailed List of Correspondents

Provenance Note:

These letters were microfilmed when the Kensett material was part of the Edwin D. Morgan Papers. The microfilm was made of the letters in boxes 31 and 32. (These numbers were the box numbers before Morgan was rehoused and Kensett removed).

Name Year Date(s)
Alexander, C.S. 1851 March 26
Alexander, Charles 1843
1848
October 16
September 18
Alexander, E. 1845 May 29
Anderson, James H. 1864
1864
March 12, 26
May 24
Anderson, Frank 1864 February 11
Appleton, Thomas Gold 4 undated letters, 16 partially dated:
December 25, March 20, September 9, March 31, July 25, February 5, February 27, July 15, January 14, January 7, March 10, February 18, December 22, December 5, November 6, September 23
Atwood, Mrs. Anna M. 1864 March 8, 30
Audubon, Lucy (Mrs. John J.) 1864 March 23
Augero, A. 1864 March 23
Augero, Francesco 1864 February 23
Avery, Samuel Putnam 3 undated letters, 4 partially dated: May 17, June 28, August 11, November 25
Bailey and Co. 1864 June 14
Bancroft, George 1864 May 4
Banvard, John 1864 March 15
Barrow, John D. 1864 February 9
Bartholomew, E.S. 1847 March 15
Bartlett, Wm. E. Jr. 1858 June 18
Bartlett, W. Leawell 1864 April 4
Bassie, Adele 1864 March 1
Beecher, N.D. 1864 February 3
Bellows, Henry W. 1854 May 6
Benest, F. Marianne [?] October 17
Benson, Eugene 1863
1865
1866
1867
November 22
May [?]
February 15, October 10, 12, 16
November 23
Biersadt, A. 1 undated letter
Blodgett, Abbie B. [?] May 21
Blodgett, William T. [?]
1864
1865
April 28
February 26, March 1
April 24
Boughton, George H. 1869 December 4
Boutelle, DeWitt Clinton 1864 February 8
Bradley, J.H. 1896 February 25
Bradley, Silas A. 1869 July 23
Bridgman, W.A. 1864 December 20
Brandt, Carl L. 1862 April 8
Brick, R.A. 1864 March 11
Bricker, A.T. 1864 March 22
Brimmer, John 1858 December 23
Bristed, C.A.
1 undated letter
Bristol, J.B. 1869 November 8
Brooks, Clarice 1840 July 28
Brown, George H. 1858 December 6
Brown, Henry Kirke 1860
1862
1864
April 27, June 23
January 21, April 16
January 11, March 11, May 1
Brownell, Charles D.W. 1864 April 11
Butler, Richard 1869 September 6, 9
Butler, Susan Sedgwick 1 undated letter
Caldwell, Samuel B. 1862
1864
December 12
March 23
Campbell, J.C. 1859
1860
November 16
January 12
Campbell, J.H. 1861
1862
1863
April 10
October 6, December 28
December 19
Campbell, Juliet H.L. 1863 November 19
Cannon, [?] 1868 September 12
Carlin, J. 1864 March 1, 31
Casilear, John William 1832

1830
1833
1834
1840
1841
1844
1858

July 8, August 20, September 1, October 9, November 18
June 27
January 3, 20, April 16, June 24, July 13
January 27, May 15, September 7
November 10, 26
February 2, 21
January 29, July [?]
January 20
Champney, Benjamin [?]
1843
1844
1845
1846
1853
1854
1857
1858
1864
1867
June 29
June 25, 18, October 21, November 25
February 4, April 1
January 8, 12
May 30
January 8
September 3
April 20, 28
March 16
February 10, March 7, 26
August 16
Chapin, John R. 1864 March 17
Cheney, T. Apoleon 1868 March 19
Chilton, R.S. 1861
1862
1863
1864
February 5, May 12
July 27
May 6, November 2
April 6
Choate, C.S. 1864 March 23
Choate, Joseph H. [?] April 14
Church, Frederick Edwin 1852
1855
1863
December 27
June 23
July 13
Clark, George H. 1864 March 16
Clay, Henry 1846 February 5
Coale, George B. 1862 June 28
Cobbett, Edward 1844 July 11, 16
Coffee, Thomas H. Jr. 1864 March 21
Cole, Thomas 1842 March 7
Collins, B. 1864 March 28
Colman, Samuel [?]
1862
June [?]
March 21, July [?]
Colyer, Vincent 1861
1862
1870
1871
November 14
March 11
January 25
March 18
Conrad, J.G. 1864 May 7
Carbould, Henry 1840 August 9
Cozzens, A.M. 1854 November 23
Cozzens, Frederick Swartwout 1854
1855
1858
1859
September 20, November 21
September 14
January 11
(two undated letters) March 27, December 14
Crawford, Louisa Cutler (Mrs. Thomas) 1859 July 9
Cropsey, Jasper Francis 1844
1864
1866
1869
April 9
March 22
October 10
November 1, 22
Cunard, E. 1864 March 28
Curtiss, E.M. 1888 July 6
Curtis, George William 1847
1848
1849
1852
1854
1857
1861
1863
1867
1869
3 undated letters
August 24, September 26
June 22
January 1, May 29
August 11
August 21
August 24
March 3
December 20
March 17, April 15, May 16, 17
June 11
Curtis, J.B. 1849 August 23
Dana, Charles A. 1857
1860
1864
October 23
March 20
June 2
Dana, William P.W. 1864 January 23
Darling, F.O.C. 1867 August 18
Davis, Ezra P. 1864 March 22
Day and Son 1864 March 5
Deas, Charles 1847 February 1
Delano, Edward 1 undated letter
DePeyster, Frederic 1864 October 11
Detmond, C.E. 1864 March 24
DeVries, J.C. 1864 March 11
Dexter, E. 1864 April 1
Dodge, W.E. Jr. 1862
1867
January 22
April 1
Dorsheimer, William 1864
1865
December 17
January 6, 14
DuBois, Mary A. 1862 October 9
Dudley, Thomas H. 1864 March 23
Dwight, Theodore W. 1864 February 2
Earle, James S. and Son [?] March 23
Edmonds, F.W. 1841
1860
February 10, June 6
December 10
Elder, D.S. 1864 February 24
Fairbanks, Chas. 1864 March 4
Fairchild, Oliver 1826 March 11
Falconer, John M. 1861
1866
1869(?)
July 7
June 7
December 2
Fanes, T.C.
1 undated letter
Fay, Harriet E.
1 undated letter
Fazarini, Y. 1864 February 13
Ferris, O.W.H. 1859 December 12
Field, Cyrus 1859 December 15
Field, J.W. 1855
1856
January 25
October 7
Field, Stephen J. 1840 February 4, May 11, July 20
Fink, Eugene [?]
1864
February 22
March 9
Fink, Frederick 1840
1841
1843
February 2, May 28
January 21
May 4
Fish, Hamilton 1859 December 19
Fish, Julia K. [?]
1865
October 11
February 17, 29
Fitch, John L. 1865 February 12, March 2, April 28
Forbes, Edwin 1864 March 24
Ford, Katharine Gordon
1 undated letter
Gerry, Samuel L. 1859 November 10
Gibbs, L.W. [?] February 22
Gifford, S.R. 1866
1867
July 1
February 11
Gifford, R. Swain 1864 February 12
Godkin, Edwin L. [?] March 30
Goupil's Gallery
[circular]
Gourlie, John H. 1849
1861
1868
May 14
May 1
March 11
Graham, William H. 1860 February 13
Grannis, T.C. 1869 December 2
Gray, George Griswold 1864 March 8
Gray, John A.C. 1864 March 31
Greatorex, Elise 1864 February 12
Greene and Co. 1845 July 10
Gridley, Rev. A.D. 1861?
1865
1866
September [?]
October 18, December 14, 18
January 3, February 16, October 22
Griscom, John H. 1864 February 19
Griswold, O.M. 1864 February 17
Guion, William H. 1838 June 27
Gund, T.H. 1860 December 28
Haight, H.J. 1864 March 8
Haight, M.E. [?] June 22, December 11
Hamilton, Mary M. 1857 November 3
Hassler, T.R. 1828 July 25
Haseltine, Helen L.
1 undated letter
Heine, H. 1859 June 17
Helmick, Howard
1 undated letter
Hennessy, William J. [?] October 30
Hewitt, Abraham S. 1861 April 16
Hicks, Tom 1849 January 4, April 16
Hillyer, Henry L. 1864 February 10
Hilton, Archibald ca.1830s
1837
1 undated letter
August 2
Himm, D.C. 1840 May 19
Hobbs, Hannah 1864 March 28
Hodges, C.H. 1859 September 25
Hoe, Robert 1865
1867
June 30, September 20
March 5
Hoffman, James P. 1864 February 18
Horn, John, Jr. 1864 February 26
Hubbard, Rev. 1868 January 7
Hubner, Carl 1864 May 1
Huntington, Daniel

[?]
1861
1864
1868
1869

2 undated letters
November 20
April 17
April 7
July 9
January 18, August 2
Hyde, August O. 1839 June 15
Insley, Albert B. 1864 February 12
Ireland, Joseph 1864 March 10
Irving, Washington 1852 December 27
Jarvis, Miss [?] June 4
Jay, Eleanor [?] September 20, October 12
Jay, John 1862 December 24
Jenkins, Charles W. 1864 March 4, 10
Jerome, E.G. 1864 March 24
Jewell, George H. 1864 March 8
Jochlyn, Simeon
1 undated letter
Johnson, Eastman 1859 1 undated letter
April 14
Johnson, James B. 1864 May 23
Johnson, John Taylor 1866 February 7
Judd, N.B. 1864 April 2
Kellogg Family
(Noan and Sarah)
1837
1839
1840
1842
1843
1844
1846
1847?
1848
1851
1852
1853
1855
1858
1860
1862
1871
1 undated letter
November 19, December 11
November 26
January 21, March 13, May 24
June 15
June 19
December 21
March 7, June 16, November 12, December 25
March 8, 22
March 27, May 13
April 13, May 19
October 28
December 22
March 25
July 10
June 18
May 15
February [?]
Kellogg, Joseph 1858 July 10
Kensett, Elizabeth (Elizabeth K. Vail) [?]
1831
1832
1849
1850
1 undated letter
September 17
August 5
[?] 10
September 18
June 27
Kensett, Frederick 1807(?) March 1, 29, June 1, August 1
Kensett, Frederick N. 1836
1837
1838
1839
1841
1842
1847
1849
1851
1853
December 22
August 10
October 6, 31, December 31
May 15
May 11
February 25
January 4, July 5
March 5, 18
May 9, August 19
December 20
Kensett, John R. 1822
1835
1840
1841
1848
1850
June 18
April 8
December 30
March 10
November 21
October 16
Kensett, Thomas 1851
1857
1864
February 21, May 23
July 30
March 28
King, Edward [?] March 30
Knapp, Charles M. 1854 June 19
Kuntze, Edward T. 1864 March 27
Lafarge, John 1863
1868
December 3
[?]
Lambdin, George 1859
1861
1863
1864
1869
1 undated letter
September 9, December 13
April 4
November 2
January 24
November 6, 20
Lambdin, J.R. 1859
1862
November 2, 15, December 15
June 13, December 11
Lang, [?] 1852 December 24
Lang, Louis 1859 August 17
Latrobe, John H.B. 1869 February 27
Lazarus, J.H. 1864 March 16
Leeds, Henry H. & Co. 1864 March 21
Lentze, E. 1857
1864
February 15
August 23
Lewis, Joseph J. 1864 March 17
Loop, Henry A. 1864 February 19
Lord, J. Couper 1863 April 8
Loring, George C. 1837
1838
July 19, August 3, 21
January 22
Low, Josiah O. 1867 May 13
McDonald, James R. 1864 March 9, 19
Macdonough, [?] 1824 July 9
McEntee, Jenis 1869 January 24
McFarlan, John 1864 [?] 20, August [?]
McMurdy, E.B. 1864 March [?]
Major, Maria T. [?] January 29
Mapes, Louise [?] April 17
Marquand, Henry G. [?]
1863
June 27, November 3
August 22
Marshall, Sam 1823 July 6
Martin, H.D.
1 undated letter
May, Edward 1864 February 12
Mayer, F.B. 1858 June 30
Maynard, H.E. 1862 December 13
Meyer, James, Jr. 1864 February 26, March 2
Miles, John 1849
1850
May 8, 9
June 12
Miller, William R. 1864 March 7
Mills, E.S. 1864 March 14
Mooney, Edward 1864 March 21
Moore, Charles H. 1862
1864
1865
1866
February 3, March 12, April 14, 24, May 27, June 12
November 17
May 15
January 15, 19
Moore, N.A. 1864 February 15
Moore, W.H.H. 1864 April 22
Murray, Anna T. [?] December 26
Murray, Caroline 1864 January 28, February 2
Murray, John R. 1863 February 17
Nash, Catherine 1864 March 8, 17, April 28
Nast, Thomas 1864 February 1, March 2
Nichols, E.W. 1864 2 undated letters
February 13
Norton, C. Jane
1 undated letter
Norton, Charles E. (New England Intellectual) 1855
1858
January 26
November 8
Norton, Grace
1 undated letter
Newbury, Sarah 1806
1807
1809
October 25
March 1, May 2
April 30
Newbury, Thomas 1841 March 27
O'Brien, Fitz James [?] April 16
O'Brien, Robert 1864 February 15
Ogilvie, Clinton 1864 February 15
Olyphant, Robert M. 1856
1857
1859
1864
1867
September 26
August 5, 22, September 5
April 12, October 3
March 23, November 16
March 6
Ordway, Alfred 1858
1859
July 3, September 22
October 23
Owen, George 1864 February 11
Palmer, Erastus D. 1866 April 20
Parrott, George L. 1845 February 18
Parrott, W.
1 undated letter
Parsons, C. 1869 December 1
Patton, Thomas 1864 March 19
Peale, John T.
1 undated letter
Perkins, Charles C. 1856 May 24
Perkins, Granville 1864 February 13, March 25
Porter, D. 1823 November 13
Porter, P.A. 1857 February 26
Putnam, G.P. 1860 February 16
Pyne, R.L. 1864 February [?]
Rice, John S. 1855
1856
1863
August 26
May 25
December 25
Riggs, George W. 1863 May 28
Ritchie, Cornelia W.
1 undated letter
Ritchie, Monty 1858 June 26
Robinson, Thomas H. 1864 February 10
Rogers, John 1864 March 14
Rondel, F. 1864 February 10
Rossiter, Thomas Pritchard 1837
1839
1840
1841
1842
1843
1852
1853
1861
1864
July 25
October 10, 30
April 28, May 4
August 4, October 26, November 21, December 26
February 2, April 17, June 12, November 13
January 8, April 23
August 11, 24, September 26
June 26, September 26
February 9
September 2
Rothermel, P.F. 1847 June 24
Rutherford, Louis M. [?] May 17
Schell, Augustus 1852
1860
August 23
November 2
Sellstadt, L.G. 1864 October 29
Shankland, W.H. 1854 February 15
Shaughnessy, Stephen J.
1 undated letter
Shaw, Joshua 1844 April 2
Shepard, A.D. 1864 March 1
Shepard, Elliot F. 1864 March 26
Shepard-Vanderbilt [?] February 18
Sherman, C.A. 1864 May 18
Sherwood, M.E.W. [?] 1 undated letter
June 16
Silliman, B., Jr. 1858 July 3
Sintzenick, Edward 1864 January 23, 28, March 12
Slosson, Edward 1849
1860
September 17
June 25
Smillie, James D. 1864 February 16
Smith, Adam R. [?] February 9, 11, March 4, 14, 15, April 3, December 8, 21
Smith, Thomas Lochlan 1864 February 8
Spafford, Eureka [?]
1857
December 24
December 25
Staigg, Richard M. [?]
1864
October 13
February 18
Stebbins, Alfred 1869
1870
August 3
February 16
Stephenson, Gen. S. 1864 January [?]
Stowell, James W. 1835 September 22
Sturges, Frederick 1857 November 3
Sturges, Mrs. J.
1 undated letter
Suydan, James A. 1858
1860
1861
1862
September 29
July 25, August 21
May 10
August 12, December 17
Swift, John H. 1864 September 30
Tait, Arthur Fitzwilliam 1864 February 9
Tait, John R. 1864 April 2, 25, May 2, 19, September 20
Taylor, Bayard 1866 November 9
Tibbits, H.B. 1864 March 24
Tiffany, George 1844 March 7
Tuckerman, H.T. 1862 March 5
Van Allen, J.H.
1 undated letter
Van Dulip, George M. 1862 February 17
Vanderlyn, John 1843 May 11, August [?]
Vernert, L. Job 1864 March 22
Voight, Lewis F. 1864 March 7, 12, May 8
Wadsworth, James J. 1852 June 11
Wallace, Thomas D. 1864 March 3
Walters, William T. 1858
1859
1860
1866
June 14, December 24, 31
June 12, November 28
January 19, April 23, May 9
June 19, July 23, February 23
Warren, A.W.
1 undated letter
Ward, Charles H. 1859 December 2
Ward, J.Q.A. 1860
1861
June 28
January 16
Waring, W.B. 1864 February 25
Warren, George B., Jr. 1859
1860
1861
1862
December 10
February 10
January 14, 24
January 16
Weir, John F. 1866
1867
1869
September 20
April 20
November 2
Wells, Frank 1864 March 25
Weyman, C.S.
1 undated letter
White, Alexander 1857 November 7
White, Edwin 1864 February 12
White, Richard Grant 1864 1 undated letter
April 14
Whitley, T.D.
1 undated letter
Whittredge, W. 1868 November 2
Williams, T. William 1835 June 6
Winthrop, Theodore 1857 June 1
Wister, Sarah Butler 1864 March 23
Wolcott, J. Huntington 1863 March 23
Wollsey, Mrs. Charles [?] March 29
Work, L. Gaylord 1864 March 3
Wright, W.P. 1859
1860
January 25
September 5
Wright, William P. 1858
1860
1862
1863
June 29, 30
September 5
November 1, December 2, 6
October 24
Wyant, A.H. 1869 November 3
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