Darley, Félix Octavius Carr 1822-1888

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American draftsman and illustrator.

From the description of Felix Octavius Carr Darley sketchbooks, [ca. 1840-1860]. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64060713

Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Darley distinguished himself as an illustrator. In 1848, he moved to New York and became successful illustrating the works of Irving and Cooper. After his marriage in 1859, he and his wife moved to Claymont, Delaware.

From the description of Mrs. Felix Octavius Carr Darley diary, 1867. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122545817

Illustrator; Philadelphia, Pa.

From the description of Felix Octavius Carr Darley letters, 1853-1887. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122502853

Illustrator.

From the description of Felix Octavius Carr Darley letter to Abraham Hart, [manuscript], 1853 Jan 26. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 247514992

Felix Octavius Carr Darley was born in Philadelphia, and his first drawings were published in 1842. He had an exceptional career as an artist and illustrator, contributing to Harper's and other periodicals, publishing books of his drawings, designing bank plates, and illustrating many of the most popular books of the day, including works by Irving, Cooper, Longfellow, Dickens, Hawthorne, and Poe. He was considered one of the best and a popular illustrator of his time.

From the description of Felix Darley letter to Miss Whitnell, after 1850. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 62213095

American artist; book and magazine illustrator, chiefly known for his black and white drawings, rather than paintings; originally of Philadelphia; after his marriage in 1859 moved to Claymont, Del., and lived there until his death.

From the description of Felix O.C. Darley papers, ca. 1840-1888, 1943. (Historical Society of Delaware). WorldCat record id: 70979432

Felix Octavius Carr Darley (1822-1888).

From the description of Account book, 1853-1875. (American Antiquarian Society). WorldCat record id: 191314840

American artist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Claymont], Delaware, to an unidentified firm, 1849 Sept. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270517200

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creatorOf Hartmann, Sadakichi, 1867-1944. Sadakichi Hartmann papers, 1906. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Stenzel, Franz. Franz R. and Kathryn M. Stenzel collection of western American art addition, 1853-1962. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Darley, Felix Octavius Carr, 1822-1888. Felix Darley letter to Miss Whitnell, after 1850. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Peale-Sellers Family Collection, 1686-1963, 1686-1963 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Stebbins, Alfred. Alfred Stebbins autograph collection, 1834-1872. Winterthur Library
referencedIn Shirley, Betsy Beinecke. Betsy Beinecke Shirley collection of American children's literature, 1692-1988. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Franz R. and Kathryn M. Stenzel Collection of Western American Art Addition, 1853-1962 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn John Davis Hatch papers, 1790-1995 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn Ehninger, John Whetton, 1827-1889. Autograph letter signed : Belleville, to J.S. Redfield, 1857 June [day unknown]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Darley, F.O.C. : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Henry Oscar Houghton papers, 1773-1932 (inclusive) 1833-1895 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Darley, Felix Octavius Carr, 1822-1888. Felix O.C. Darley papers, ca. 1840-1888, 1943. Historical Society of Delaware
referencedIn Maurer, Louis, 1832-1932. Louis Maurer Collection 1850-1932. Gadsden Public Library
referencedIn Black, James Wallace, 1825-1896. F.O.C. Darley [graphic] / J.W. Black. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Darley, Felix Octavius Carr, Mrs. Mrs. Felix Octavius Carr Darley diary, 1867. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Betsy Beinecke Shirley collection of American children's literature, 1640-2001 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Autograph File, D, 1586-1975. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Darley, Felix Octavius Carr, 1822-1888. Account book, 1853-1875. Gadsden Public Library
creatorOf Darley, Felix Octavius Carr, 1822-1888. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918,. Miscellaneous artists' letters, receipts and exhibition announcements, 1731-1901. 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 Darley, Felix Octavius Carr, 1822-1888. F.O.C. Darley letters to Samuel P. Avery, 1863. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Avery, Samuel Putnam, 1822-1904. Samuel Putnam Avery papers, 1857-1902. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Darley, Felix Octavius Carr, 1822-1888. Felix Octavius Carr Darley sketchbooks, [ca. 1840-1860]. Cornell University Library
referencedIn James Thomas Fields autograph album, 1750-1941. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Duyckinck, Evert A. (Evert Augustus), 1816-1878. Evert Augustus Duyckinck papers, 1809-1878. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Shirley, Betsy Beinecke. Betsy Beinecke Shirley collection of American children's literature, 1692-1988. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Irving, Washington, 1783-1859. Washington Irving Manuscript and Sketches [manuscript], n.d. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Darley, Felix Octavius Carr, Mrs. Mrs. Felix Octavius Carr Darley diary, 1867. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf V. Grottenthaler and Son (Firm). Wood blocks for The poetical works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Anthony, Alfred Williams, 1860-1939. Alfred Williams Anthony papers, [ca. 1880-1930]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Robert B. Honeyman, Jr. Collection of Early Californian and Western American Pictorial Material Bancroft Library
referencedIn Shakespeare miscellany: collection, 1814-1964. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Darley, Felix Octavius Carr, 1822-1888. Autograph letter signed : [Claymont], Delaware, to an unidentified firm, 1849 Sept. 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Hatch, John Davis. John Davis Hatch papers, 1790-1995. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Washington Irving Collection, n. d. University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
creatorOf Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art. Sketches from the collection of the Thomas Gilcrease Institute, [undated] and 1841-1918. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Gardiner, Edward Carey, ca. 1879-1945. Selected papers from the Edward Carey Gardiner Collection, 1794-1872. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Bodmer, Karl, 1809-1893. Artists of the American West photograph collection, 1835-1890. Museum of the Great Plains
creatorOf Catlin, George, 1796-1872. Humphrey art exhibit photographs, 1979. Museum of the Great Plains
referencedIn George Edward Woodberry papers concerning Edgar Allan Poe, 1829-1928. Houghton Library.
referencedIn American Art-Union Print Collection, 1840-1851 @ 2011 New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Fales, DeCoursey, 1888-1966,. Selected items from the autograph collection of De Coursey Fales, 1838-1865. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Darley, Felix Octavius Carr, 1822-1888. F.O.C. Darley collection. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Stebbins, Alfred,. Alfred Stebbins autograph collection, 1834-1872. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Darley, Felix Octavius Carr, 1822-1888. Felix Octavius Carr Darley letter to Abraham Hart, [manuscript], 1853 Jan 26. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Hatch, John Davis. Collection, 1801-[ca. 1950] Winterthur Library
creatorOf Darley, Felix Octavius Carr, 1822-1888. Felix Octavius Carr Darley letters, 1853-1887. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
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associatedWith Anthony, Alfred Williams, 1860-1939. person
associatedWith Avery, Samuel Putnam, 1822-1904. person
associatedWith Black, James Wallace, 1825-1896. person
associatedWith Darley family. family
associatedWith Darley, Felix Octavius Carr, 1822-1888. person
associatedWith Duyckinck, Evert A. (Evert Augustus), 1816-1878. person
associatedWith Ehninger, John Whetton, 1827-1889. person
associatedWith Fales, DeCoursey, 1888-1966, person
associatedWith Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881 person
associatedWith Gardiner, Edward Carey, ca. 1879-1945. person
associatedWith Hart, Abraham, 1810-1885, person
associatedWith Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918, person
associatedWith Hartmann, Sadakichi, 1867-1944. person
associatedWith Hatch, John Davis. person
associatedWith Historical Society of Pennsylvania. corporateBody
associatedWith Honeyman, Robert B. person
correspondedWith Houghton, Henry Oscar, 1823-1895 person
correspondedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Irving, Washington, 1783-1859. person
correspondedWith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 person
associatedWith Maurer, Louis, 1832-1932. person
associatedWith Parrish, Thomas C., Mrs. person
associatedWith Peale-Sellers families. person
associatedWith Shirley, Betsy Beinecke. person
associatedWith Shirley, Betsy Beinecke. person
associatedWith Stebbins, Alfred. person
associatedWith Stenzel, Franz. person
associatedWith Stenzel, Franz. person
associatedWith Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art. corporateBody
correspondedWith Woodberry, George Edward, 1855-1930 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
Delaware--Claymont
United States
United States
United States
Subject
Art, American--19th century
Artists
Illustrators--19th century--Correspondence
Periodicals--Illustrations
Illustration of books
Arts
Illustrators
Occupation
Artists
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Birth 1822-06-23

Death 1888-03-27

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