Mayer, Frank Blackwell, 1827-1899

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Painter, specialized in North American Indian subjects and colonial themes; Baltimore, Md.

From the description of Frank B. Mayer letter, 1864 Nov. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79193849

Baltimore artist who traveled independently in 1851 to Minnesota to observe and sketch the Sioux Indians present at treaty negotiations at Traverse des Sioux and Mendota.

In May of 1851 Mayer left Maryland and journeyed via the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers to Missouri, St. Paul, and Fort Snelling. After visiting Kaposia he accompanied the treaty commissioners to Traverse des Sioux, arriving June 30. Mayer returned to Baltimore by October, having recorded impressions of his travels in a series of sketchbooks and a diary.

From the description of Frank B. Mayer collection of sketchbooks, drawings, and oil paintings of Sioux Indians during the 1851 treaty negotiations at Traverse des Sioux and Mendota, Minn. [graphic], 1851-1886. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 41378746

Maryland artist who traveled independently in 1851 to Minnesota to observe and sketch the Sioux Indians present at the Traverse des Sioux treaty negotiations.

Leaving Maryland on May 7, 1851, Mayer journeyed by rail, stage, and steamboat across Pennsylvania, down the Ohio River, and up the Mississippi to St. Paul and Fort Snelling. From the fort he accompanied the treaty commissioners to Traverse des Sioux. Mayer later studied in Paris and settled in Annapolis.

From the description of Diaries, 1851 May 7-July 18. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 38888802

Artist.

Mayer's subjects were derived from events and people in Maryland history.

From the description of Correspondence, 1822-1888. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122594095

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creatorOf Mayer, Frank Blackwell, 1827-1899. Frank B. Mayer letter, 1864 Nov. 21. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Duc, Francoise M. Francoise M. Duc letter to F.B. Mayer, 1869. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn McCullock, Margie. Margie & Nannie McCullock letters to F.B. Mayer, 1852, undated. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Sartain, Samuel. Samuel and John Sartain letters to F.B. Mayer, 1853-1854. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Peabody Gallery of Art. Peabody Gallery of Art records, 1860-1972 and undated. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Rogers, Mary C. Mary C. Rogers letters to F.B. Mayer, 1865-1868. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Smith, James. James Smith letter to F.B. Mayer, 1838. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Mayer, Frank Blackwell, 1827-1899. Correspondence, 1822-1888. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Mayer, Frank Blackwell, 1827-1899. F.B. Mayer letters to Mrs. Charles (Elizabeth) Mayer, 1836-1870, undated. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Mayer, Grandmother. Grandmother Mayer letter to F.B. Mayer, 1874. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Van Wyck, Sidney. Sidney Van Wyck letter to F.B. Mayer 1847. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Duppuix, N. N. Duppuix letter to F.B. Mayer, 1871 Feb. 28. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Whyte, William Pinkney, 1824-1908. Governor William Pinckney Whyte letter to F.B. Mayer 1897. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Viallet, A. A. Viallet letters to F.B. Mayer, 1867-1888. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Thompson, Alfred. Alfred Thompson letters to F.B. Mayer 1863-1866, undated. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Sibley, H. H. H.H. Sibley letter to F.B. Mayer, 1881. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Mayer, Frank Blackwell, 1827-1899. Mr. and Mrs. Charles (Elizabeth) Mayer letters to F.B. Mayer, 1852-1868, undated. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Craig, I. Eugene (Isaac Eugene). Isaac Eugene Craig letters to F.B. Mayer, 1850-1853, undated. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Witte, George Andrew. George Andrew Witte letter to F.B. Mayer, 1888. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Mayer, Brantz, 1809-1879. Brantz Mayer letters to F.B. Mayer, 1847-1869. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Mayer, Frank Blackwell, 1827-1899. List of F.B. Mayer drawings for Harry Walters, 1897-1898. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Meaney, Elizabeth. Elizabeth Meaney and Elizabeth Mayer letter to F.B. Mayer, 1863. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Duveen, Albert,. Albert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera, 1808-1910. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Coale, George B. George B. Coale letter to F.B. Mayer, 1866. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Neil, John. John Neil letter to F.B. Mayer, 1852. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Frazer, W. Lewis. W. Lewis Frazer letter to F.B. Mayer, 1894. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Mayer, Charles F. Charles F. Mayer, Jr. letters to F.B. Mayer, 1853. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Stillman, William James, 1828-1901. Letters to William James Stillman and John Durand from artists, 1854-1861. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Buckingham, Leicester Stanhope. Leicester Stanhope Buckingham letter to F.B. Mayer, 1840. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Taney, R. B. R.B. Taney letter to F.B. Mayer 1855. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872. Thomas Sully letters to F.B. Mayer 1852-1856. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Mayer, Frank Blackwell, 1827-1899. F.B. Mayer letters to Brantz Mayer, 1857-1873. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Mayer, Frank Blackwell, 1827-1899. Sketchbook [microform] / F.B. Mayer. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Mayer, Frank Blackwell, 1827-1899. F.B. Mayer letters to Alfred Mayer, 1863-1879. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Mayer, Charles. Charles Mayer letters to F.B. Mayer and others, 1848-1867. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Mayer, Lewis. Lewis Mayer letter to F.B. Mayer, 1863. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Way, Andrew H. Andrew H. Way letter to F.B. Mayer 1869. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Duc-Jacquet, Angelique. Angelique Duc-Jacquet letters to F.B. Mayer, 1869, undated. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Eissfeldt, Ferdinand. Ferdinand Eissfeldt letter to F.B. Mayer, 1851. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Mayer, Frank Blackwell, 1827-1899. Frank B. Mayer papers, 1851-1903. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Mayer, Mary Louisa. Mary L. Mayer letters to F.B. Mayer, undated. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Mayer, Frank Blackwell, 1827-1899. F.B. Mayer letters to Mr. & Mrs. Charles Mayer, 1862. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Blanc, James. James Blanc letter to F.B. Mayer, 1872. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Smith, A. C. A.C. Smith letters to Elizabeth C. Blackwell and Grandson F. Mayer, 1822-1834, undated. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Motherill, Charles. Charles Motherill letter to F.B. Mayer, 1846. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Mayer, Henry Christian, b. 1821. Henry C. Mayer letters to F.B. Mayer, 1836-1872, bulk 1836-1846. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Eastman, Charles Alexander, 1858-1939. Letters : Reserve, Wis., and Matotee Lodge, Desbarats, Ont., to H.M. Hitchcock, Minneapolis, Minn., 1927-1935. Newberry Library
referencedIn Miller, J. J. Miller letter to Frans. Mayer, President of the Improvement Association, Annapolis, 1885. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Mayer, Frank Blackwell, 1827-1899. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Biographical manuscript notes on Francis B. Mayer, undated. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Cassen, H. H. Cassen letters to F.B. Mayer, 1863. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Mayer, Frank Blackwell, 1827-1899. Frank B. Mayer collection of sketchbooks, drawings, and oil paintings of Sioux Indians during the 1851 treaty negotiations at Traverse des Sioux and Mendota, Minn. [graphic], 1851-1886. Newberry Library
creatorOf Mayer, Frank Blackwell, 1827-1899. Letter to "Monsieur" from unidentified sender, 1871. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Rinehart, William Henry, 1825-1874. William Rinehart letters to F.B. Mayer, 1856-1870. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Mayer, Frank Blackwell, 1827-1899. Frank Blackwell Mayer glass negatives, [undated]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Sabin, Dwight M. (Dwight May), 1843-1902. Letter to Frank B. Mayer, 1886. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Mayer, Frank Blackwell, 1827-1899. Letters to F.B. Mayer, 1848-1863. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Mayer, Frank Blackwell, 1827-1899. Letters between F.B. Mayer and Mrs. Charles (Elizabeth) Mayer, 1868. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Minnesota Historical Society. Minnesota Historical Society letter to F.B. Mayer, 1851. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Fischer, Ernest. Ernest Fischer letters to F.B. Mayer, 1855-1861. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Mayer, Frank Blackwell, 1827-1899. Notes, poem and sketches attributed to F.B. Mayer, undated. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Fletcher, W. J. W.J. Fletcher letter to F.B. Mayer, 1845-1846. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Mayer, Frank Blackwell, 1827-1899. Diaries, 1851 May 7-July 18. Newberry Library
creatorOf Mayer, Frank Blackwell, 1827-1899. Letters from F.B. Mayer to J.G. Hopkins, 1885-1888. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Mayer, Frank Blackwell, 1827-1899. Letters from F.B. Mayer to various recipients, 1852-1894, undated. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Miller, Alfred Jacob, 1810-1874. Alfred J. Miller letters to F.B. Mayer, 1864-1866. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Ramsey, Alexander, 1815-1903. Alex Ramsey letters to F.B. Mayer, 1869-1881. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878. William Cullen Bryant and Parke Godwin papers, 1821-1901. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Mayer, Frank Blackwell, 1827-1899. F.B. Mayer letters to Lewis Mayer, 1863-1870. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Mayer, Frank Blackwell, 1827-1899. F.B. Mayer letters to Alfred and Maria Mayer, 1880-1898, undated. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Toppan, Charles. Charles Toppan letters to F.B. Mayer 1865-1869. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Jacquehart, Alfred. Alfred Jacquehart letter to F.B. Mayer, 1872. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Northwestern Literary and Historical Society letter to Frank B. Mayer, 1886. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Audubon, Victor Gifford, 1809-1860. Victor Gifford Audubon letter to F.B. Mayer, 1849. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Mayer, Alfred M. Alfred M. Mayer letters to F.B. Mayer, 1864-1888. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Approval list for the purchase of F.B. Mayer's "The planting of the colony of Maryland", [1893?]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918. Charles Henry Hart letter to F.B. Mayer, 1898. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Drake, Sidney. Sidney Drake letter to F.B. Mayer, 1852. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Munroe, Charles E. Charles E. Munroe letter to F.B. Mayer, 1891. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Williams, J. Fletcher (John Fletcher), 1834-1895. J. Fletcher Williams letters to F.B. Mayer 1871-1886. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Rice, Henry M. Henry M. Rice letters to F.B. Mayer, 1871. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Avery, Samuel Putnam, 1822-1904. Samuel P. Avery letters to F.B. Mayer, 1894. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
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correspondedWith Audubon, Victor Gifford, 1809-1860. person
correspondedWith Avery, Samuel Putnam, 1822-1904. person
correspondedWith Blanc, James. person
associatedWith Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878. person
correspondedWith Buckingham, Leicester Stanhope. person
correspondedWith Cassen, H. person
correspondedWith Coale, George B. person
correspondedWith Copley person
correspondedWith Craig, I. Eugene (Isaac Eugene) person
correspondedWith Drake, Sidney. person
correspondedWith Duc, Francoise M. person
correspondedWith Duc-Jacquet, Angelique. person
correspondedWith Duppuix, N. person
associatedWith Duveen, Albert, person
associatedWith Eastman, Charles Alexander, 1858-1939. person
associatedWith Edward E. Ayer Art Collection (Newberry Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library) corporateBody
correspondedWith Eissfeldt, Ferdinand. person
correspondedWith Fischer, Ernest. person
correspondedWith Fletcher, W. J. person
correspondedWith Frazer, W. Lewis. person
correspondedWith Hagan, Thomas person
correspondedWith Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918. person
correspondedWith Hopkins, J. G. person
associatedWith Huggan, Nancy McClure, 1836-1927 person
correspondedWith Jacquehart, Alfred. person
correspondedWith Lancaster, Dr. person
correspondedWith Lennox, James person
associatedWith Little Crow, d. 1863 person
correspondedWith Mayer, Alfred M. (Alfred Marshall), 1836-1897 person
correspondedWith Mayer, Brantz, 1809-1879. person
correspondedWith Mayer, C. F. person
correspondedWith Mayer, Charles person
associatedWith Mayer, Charles F. person
correspondedWith Mayer, Elizabeth person
associatedWith Mayer, Eliza C. person
associatedWith Mayer family. family
correspondedWith Mayer, Grandmother. person
correspondedWith Mayer, Henry Christian, b. 1821. person
correspondedWith Mayer, Lewis. person
correspondedWith Mayer, Lewis, b. 1833 person
correspondedWith Mayer, Maria (Maria Louisa Snowden), b. 1843 person
correspondedWith Mayer, Mary Louisa. person
correspondedWith McCullock, Margie. person
correspondedWith Meaney, Elizabeth. person
correspondedWith Miller, Alfred Jacob, 1810-1874. person
correspondedWith Miller, J. person
correspondedWith Minnesota Historical Society. corporateBody
correspondedWith Motherill, Charles. person
correspondedWith Munroe, Charles E. person
correspondedWith Neil, John. person
associatedWith Newberry Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Peabody Gallery of Art. corporateBody
associatedWith Prescott, Philander, 1801-1862. person
correspondedWith Ramsey, Alex person
correspondedWith Ramsey, Alexander, 1815-1903. person
correspondedWith Rice, Henry M. person
associatedWith Rinehart, William Henry, 1825-1874. person
correspondedWith Rogers, Mary C. person
correspondedWith Sabin, Dwight M. (Dwight May), 1843-1902. person
correspondedWith Sartain, Samuel. person
associatedWith Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe, 1793-1864. person
associatedWith Sibley, Henry Hastings, 1811-1891. person
correspondedWith Sibley, H. H. person
correspondedWith Smith, A. C. person
correspondedWith Smith, James. person
associatedWith Stillman, William James, 1828-1901. person
correspondedWith Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872. person
correspondedWith Taney, R. B. person
correspondedWith Thompson, Alfred. person
correspondedWith Toppan, Charles. person
correspondedWith Van Wyck, Sidney. person
correspondedWith Viallet, A. person
associatedWith Walters, Henry, 1848-1931 person
correspondedWith Way, Andrew H. person
correspondedWith Whyte, William Pinkney, 1824-1908. person
correspondedWith Williams, J. Fletcher (John Fletcher), 1834-1895. person
associatedWith Williamson, Thomas S. (Thomas Smith), 1800-1879 person
correspondedWith Witte, George Andrew. person
associatedWith Wyman, Walter Channing, 1850-1927, person
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Minnesota
United States
Maryland--Baltimore
Minnesota--Kaposia
North America
Minnesota
Middle West
Mammoth Cave (Ky.)
Minnesota
Mississippi River
Minnesota--Fort Snelling
Minnesota
New York (State)
United States
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Steamboats--History--19th century--Sources
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Indian agents--History--19th century--Sources
Dakota Indians--Government relations--Sources
Manuscripts, American
Missionaries--History--19th century--Sources
Painting, American
Families
Art, American
Artists, American
Dakota Indians--Treaties--1851
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Indians of North America--Pictorial works
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Birth 1827-12-27

Death 1899-12-05

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