Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872

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Thomas Buchanan Read, American poet.

From the description of Material relating to Thomas Buchanan Read's poem "Sheridan's ride," 1860-1898. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81915003

From the description of Material relating to Thomas Buchanan Read's poem "Sheridan's ride," 1860-1898. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702164946

American poet, painter, and sculptor.

From the description of Sheridan's ride : autograph manuscript copy of the poem signed, [1865 or later]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83861586

From the description of Drifting : autograph manuscript copy of the poem signed, [1865 or later]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270616397

From the description of Lines to a bird : which sang at my window one morning in London : autograph manuscript copy of the poem signed, [1852 or later]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270616401

Thomas Buchanan Read was an American poet and painter. Born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, he wandered across the northeast, engaging in a number of professions to make ends meet, and studied painting in Italy; he returned to the United States to join the northern army during the Civil War. His paintings tend to be mythological treatments with an artistic spirit but undisciplined technique; his poems are patriotic celebrations of America, extremely popular during the Civil War due in part to a national reading tour by James E. Murdoch.

From the description of Thomas Buchanan Read letters, poems, and clippings, 1850-1868. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 70122962

American artist and poet.

From the description of Papers, 1937, n.d. [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647826909

Thomas Buchanan Read was an American poet and painter. Born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, he wandered across the northeast, engaging in a number of professions to make ends meet, and studied painting in Italy. His paintings tend to be mythological treatments with an artistic spirit but undisciplined technique; his poems are patriotic celebrations of America, and achieved perhaps their greatest popularity during the Civil War.

From the description of Thomas Buchanan Read letters and portraits, 1848-1872. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 51464349

Artist and poet.

From the description of Letter and poems of Thomas Buchanan Read, 1864. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449488

Thomas Buchanan Read, born in Chester County, PA in 1822, was a poet and painter of portraits and historical scenes. He was apprenticed to a tailor at age 13, but ran away to Cincinnati, OH to paint ships and signs. He later became an assistant to painter Shobal Clevenger. In 1840, Read received his first commission to paint a portrait of William Henry Harrison. A year later, he moved to Boston, MA where he befriended Washington Allston and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. In 1846, Read moved to Philadelphia, PA, and in 1850, he made the first of many trips to Europe.

During the Civil War, Read worked for the Union as a lecturer and propagandist. After the war, he returned to Italy where he remained until May 1872, when he returned to America; he died one week after his return to New York City. Read was married and had two daughters. His wife and eldest child died during the cholera plague in Florence, Italy in 1855.

From the description of Letters, 1849-1869. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 122568228

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referencedIn The Robert Cushman Butler Collection of Theatrical Illustrations Washington State University Libraries: Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
creatorOf Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872. Correspondence to George H. Boker , 1853-1854. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872. Papers, 1937, n.d. [manuscript]. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Farny, Henry François, 1847-1916. Henry Francois Farny papers, 1865-[1876] Cincinnati History Library, Cincinnati Museum Center
referencedIn Longfellow family images, 1863-1864. Houghton Library.
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIe, 1845-1865 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872. Material relating to Thomas Buchanan Read's poem "Sheridan's ride," 1860-1898. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Stauffer, David McNeely, 1845-1913. David McNeely Stauffer papers, 1817-1910. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872. Autograph letter signed Read to: "My Dear Jackson" March 12, 1860. Wellesley College
creatorOf Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872. Autograph letter signed T. Buchanan Read to: "My Dear Jackson" June 27, [s.d.]. Wellesley College
referencedIn Butler-Laing family. Butler-Laing family papers, 1818-1892 (bulk 1865-1871). New-York Historical Society Library
creatorOf General Literary Manuscripts collection, 1677-1969 USC Libraries Special Collections
creatorOf Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872. Thomas Buchanan Read letters and portraits, 1848-1872. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872. Autograph letter signed Read to: "My Dear Grafton" August 12, 1865. Wellesley College
referencedIn Brainard, Charles Henry, 1817-1885. Charles Henry Brainard papers, 1795-1884 and undated. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Poets of America, extra-illustrated. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Thomas Bailey Aldrich papers, 1837-1926. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Read family. Read family papers, 1848-1935. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872. Sheridan's ride : autograph manuscript copy of the poem signed, [1865 or later]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872. Letter to Wayne MacVeagh, 1871 Jan. 30. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Willis, Nathaniel Parker, 1806-1867. Letters, 1832-1864. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Mosher, Martin L., 1853-1939. Historical data record : Mosher family, 1932. Boulder Public Library
referencedIn Gardiner, Edward Carey, ca. 1879-1945. Selected papers from the Edward Carey Gardiner Collection, 1794-1872. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872. The wild waggoner : manuscript, [1855] and [1861] Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872. Letter, 1860, April 1, Philadelphia, to Mr. Dreer. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn New York State Library. Manuscripts and Special Collections Unit. Autographs of American authors and statesmen collection, ca.1770-1865. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Henry Mosler papers, 1856-1929 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn Chambers, Eunice, d. ca. 1971. Papers, 1930-1967. Winterthur Library
referencedIn Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918,. Miscellaneous artists' letters, receipts and exhibition announcements, 1731-1901. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872. Letters from Thomas B. Read [manuscript], 1852-1868. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872. Woman : poem, 1869, Rome. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Anthony, Alfred Williams, 1860-1939. Alfred Williams Anthony papers, [ca. 1880-1930]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872. Autograph noted signed T.B. Read to: "My Dear Jackson" September 6, 1859. Wellesley College
creatorOf Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872. Material relating to Thomas Buchanan Read's poem "Sheridan's ride," 1860-1898. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872. Papers of Thomas B. Read [manuscript], 1846-1884. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872. Lines to a bird : which sang at my window one morning in London : autograph manuscript copy of the poem signed, [1852 or later]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Anne Hampton Brewster papers, Bulk, 1845-1892, 1777-1892 Library Company of Philadelphia
creatorOf Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872. Thomas Buchanan Read letters, poems, and clippings, 1850-1868. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Claghorn, James Lawrence, 1817-1884. James Lawrence Claghorn papers, 1849-1882. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Duyckinck, Evert A. (Evert Augustus), 1816-1878. Evert Augustus Duyckinck papers, 1809-1878. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872. Autograph letters signed (3) : Rome, to Hiram Powers, 1871 Apr. 11 and 15, and 1872 Feb. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Library Company of Philadelphia. Print Dept. Library Company of Philadelphia Print Dept. photograph collection, [ca. 1850]-1890. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Selected art related letters from Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Society Collection, 1760-1935. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Mickle, Isaac. Portraits, 1840-1845. Camden County Historical Society
referencedIn Stoddard, Elizabeth, 1823-1902. Elizabeth Stoddard letters and writings, 1851-1911, n.d. (bulk 1851-1855) Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872. Papers, 1856-1871. William & Mary Libraries
referencedIn Butler-Laing Family Papers, 1804-1892 (Bulk 1865-1871) @ 2011 New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Library Company of Philadelphia. Print Dept. Library Company of Philadelphia Print Dept. photograph collection, [ca. 1850]-1890. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872. Letters, 1849-1869. Winterthur Library
referencedIn General Literary Manuscripts collection, 1677-1969. University of Southern California, USC Libraries
creatorOf Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872. Drifting : autograph manuscript copy of the poem signed, [1865 or later]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Church, William Conant, 1836-1917. William Conant Church letters, 1866-1878. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872. Letter and poems of Thomas Buchanan Read, 1864. Library of Congress
referencedIn Charles Henry Brainard papers, 1795-1884 and undated. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Sheridan, Philip Henry, 1831-1888. Newspaper article, ca. 1931. Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center
creatorOf Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872. Papers of Thomas B. Read [manuscript], 1839-1893. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Hosea, William G.,. Letters : from various correspondents, 1857-1870. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Conarroe, George M. (George Mecum), d. 1896,. Selected art related letters from the George M. Conarroe Autograph Collection, 1804-1864. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library.
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associatedWith Wells, Carolyn, d. 1942 person
associatedWith Whipple, Edwin Percy, 1819-1886, person
associatedWith Willis, Nathaniel Parker, 1806-1867. person
associatedWith Wunder, Richard P., person
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Florence (Italy)
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Art, American
Authors, American--20th century--Archival resources
Authors, American
Artists--20th century--Correspondence
Authors, American--19th century--Archival resources
Poets, American--19th century--Correspondence
Art--Exhibitions
Artists--19th century--Correspondence
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Poetry, Modern--History
Art, Modern--19th century
Poets, American
Presidents--Election--1856
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Birth 1822-03-12

Death 1872-05-11

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