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Frederic Remington Collection

Frederic Remington Collection

Collection Number: 
8
Collection Length: 
26.00ft
Period: 
1874 to 1930
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Frederic Remington was born October 4, 1861 in Canton, New York. He was educated at the Vermont Episcopal Institute and attended Yale University. He worked as a cowboy, scout, and ran a sheep and mule ranch in the west. He married Eva Caten on October 1, 1884. Remington was a painter, sculptor and illustrator of Indians, cowboys and the American soldier at war. His travels took him to Germany, Russia, North Africa, Cuba and all over North America. Frederic Remington died December 26, 1909 in New Rochelle, New York from peritonitis following an appendectomy.

This collection consists of correspondence of Remington to various individuals (Poultney Bigelow, John Howard, Eva). Included are photographs, reference material and newspaper clippings relative to Remington. Also included is an extensive collection of magazines in which articles written and/or illustrated by Remington (Harper's New Monthly Magazine 1889-1902, Harper's Weekly Magazine 1886-1895, Collier's Magazine, Century Magazine). St. Lawrence University obtained this collection through purchase and gifts.