White, John Blake, 1781-1859

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Artist, dramatist, and lawyer. Born in Eutaw Springs, S.C., White later resided in Charleston, S.C. In 1800 he went to London (England) to study painting under Benjamin West; in 1808 he was admitted to the bar in South Carolina. White produced a number of paintings including portraits, miniatures, and historical paintings. He also authored several plays which were produced in the theaters of Charleston and elsewhere. His first wife was Elizabeth Allston (d. 1817).

From the description of John Blake White papers, 1800-1844. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 36794035

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creatorOf White, John Blake, 1781-1859. John Blake White papers, 1732-1923 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Poinsett, Joel Roberts, 1779-1851. Joel Roberts Poinsett letters from artists, 1824-1844. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Peale-Sellers Family Collection, 1686-1963, 1686-1963 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845. Andrew Jackson collection, 1813-1970. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf John Blake White Papers, ., 1732-1923 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
creatorOf White, John Blake, 1781-1859. John Blake White papers, 1800-1844. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
referencedIn Partridge, Paul W. (Paul Waring), 1914-1989. John Blake White: Southern Romantic painter and playright: unpublished typescript, 1951. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn White family. White family papers, 1835-1955. South Carolina Historical Society
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associatedWith Allston, Washington, 1779-1843. person
associatedWith Beechey, William, Sir, 1753-1859. person
associatedWith Bellinger family. family
associatedWith Blake family. family
associatedWith Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845. person
associatedWith Lawrence, Thomas, Sir, 1769-1830. person
associatedWith O'Driscoll family. family
associatedWith Partridge, Paul W. (Paul Waring), 1914-1989. person
associatedWith Peale-Sellers families. person
associatedWith Poinsett, Joel Roberts, 1779-1851. person
associatedWith Tillman, Benjamin R. (Benjamin Ryan), 1847-1918. person
associatedWith West, Benjamin, 1738-1820. person
associatedWith White family. family
associatedWith White family. family
associatedWith White family. family
associatedWith White, John Blake, 1850-1935. person
associatedWith White, Octavius A. (Octavius Augustus), 1826-1903. person
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South Carolina
Charleston (S.C.)
New York (State)--New York
South Carolina
Boston (Mass.)
London (England)
England
Charleston (S.C.)
Bath (England)
Cork (Ireland)
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Capital punishment
Physicians--history
Land grants
Painting
Physicians--History--19th century
Temperance
Slavery
Estates (law)
Hydrotherapy
Artists--History--19th century
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Lawyers
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Birth 1781

Death 1859

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