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TCHA ID Number1-4(18)
Purdue ID NumberGWb1f4i19
TitleLetter, 1839 Aug. 10, Logansport, to Major Hook, Washington, D.C.
CreatorWinter, George, 1810-1876
ContributorsHook, James Henry
DescriptionLetter (copy) From: George Winter, Logansport, August 10, 1839 To: Major Hook, Commissary of Subsistence, Washington, D.C. TL, 4 p. (typed transcript of item 1-4(17))
Description ContinuedHas received letter from Hook to Col. Lewis H. Sands, Hook's nephew, acknowledging receipt of "a water color sketch" made of Sands at Kee-waw-knay Village councils. Mentions Sands' assistance in sketching Indians there. Sands forwarded a letter from G.W. to Hook. Hook viewed the "council scene" painting he sent to Pepper, now at the Indian Department. Description of painting (small size, attempt at fidelity). Hopes Pepper will convince Commissioner of Indian affairs to commission a larger version. Describes his artistic training; time in London; arrival in New York in 1831; studies at National Academy of Design; move to Logansport in spring of 1837 to see the Indian councils; mention of Pepper, Sands, Profit, and Edmunds. Convening of council of chiefs and Judge Edmunds, Plans to leave Indiana soon. Enjoyed painting an "entirely new" subject (the Indians). Appreciates Hook's compliments and interest, especially as Hook is a friend of Washington Irving.
SubjectsWinter, George, 1810-1876--Correspondence
RepositoryTippecanoe County Historical Association
RightsImages in the George Winter Collection should not be used without written permission from the Tippecanoe County Historical Association. To obtain reproduction rights and prices, contact the Tippecanoe County Historical Association, http://www.tcha.mus.in.us
Date of Original1839-08-10
Extent of Original4 p. ; 20-28 cm.
CollectionGeorge Winter Collection
Date Digitized7/26/2006
Capture DeviceEpson Expression 10000XL Photo Scanner
Capture DetailsSilverfast 6.4.1 r8c by Lazersoft
Resolution300 ppi
Color Depth24 bit
Color ManagementMonaco EZcolor using an IT8 target
URI ark:/34231/c6pk0d3v