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Barbara and Lawrence Holdridge Papers

Identifier: A0016
Overview After purchasing an Ammi Phillips painting in 1958, the Holdridges began their extensive research into the artist’s life and work. Their research identified more than three hundred portraits done by Phillips and proved the theory that A. Phillips, the Border Limner, and the Kent Limner were all one artist, Ammi Phillips. The collection includes correspondence, photographs, and research notes related to the Holdridges' Ammi Phillips research.
Dates: 1958 - 1996

Justus DaLee Letters and Autograph Book

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: A0040
Scope and Contents Justus DaLee writes about his family, his wife, and his children: Mary Ann, Amon, Cornelia, Almanzon, Harriet, William, and Albert Waterman who was called "Waterman," and about his life as a painter and the times in which he was living, his scarcity of money, and the difficulty to make a living as an artist as well as detailing the fact his work habits could not include painting at night since candle light was insufficient. Excerpted: "Troy, Dec. 17 1837, I am pursuing my daily...
Dates: c. 1837-1871, 1881-1888

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DaLee, Justus, (1793-1878) 1
DaLee, Richard Waterman Moffitt, (1809–1868) 1
Holdridge, Barbara C., (1929- ) 1
Holdridge, Lawrence Barrett, (1910-1998) 1
Phillips, Ammi, (1788-1865) 1