Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Biographical information on Andrew J. Russell

From: "Perry, Shannon" PERRYS@si.edu

I am doing some research on photographer Andrew Joseph Russell, and we are trying to verify his place of birth. Your site lists the birth place as Walpole, New Hampshire - I was hoping you might tell me what your source was for his birth place. ...

Shannon Perry
Permanent Collection Database Administrator
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Chair, Smithsonian Institution Art Collections Information Systems (ArtCIS) Committee

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Smithsonian website has conflicting information:

ARTIST: Andrew Joseph Russell, born Nunda, NY 1830-died New York City 1902

5/24/2011 3:09 PM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "Paul S Martineau" pmart7421@sbcglobal.net

According to FamilySearch.com, he was born 20 March 1829 in Walpole, Cheshire,
New Hampsire.

Paul Martineau
Reno, NV

5/25/2011 6:26 AM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "Chris Graves" caliron@cwnet.com

The answer: Who's who in American Art, Biographies of American Artists Active from 1898-1947. Edited by Peter Hastings Falk, Madison, CT, Sound Wave Press, 1985.

If that not available to you, try Who was Who in American Art, 400 years of artists in America. Second edition, Three volumes, edited by Peter Hastings Falk, Madison, CT, Sound View Press, 1999. What you are looking for is in Vol. 2.

He was born March 20, 1829, Walpole, NH.

—G J Chris Graves

5/25/2011 6:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am the great, great, granddaughter of A.J. Russell. Our family records, verified many years ago for DAR purposes indicated he was born in Walpole, NH on 3-20-1829 and died in Brooklyn, NY 9-22-1902. He was burried in Nunda NY. If you need additional information, you may contact me at beth@daveandbethbull.com.
-Beth Bull

6/21/2011 9:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CORRECTION - AJ died AND was burried in Brooklyn NY. Sorry for any confusion.
-Beth Bull

5/18/2012 3:15 PM  
Anonymous Larry Hersh said...

Interesting note(s) on your behalf.
Where is the cemetery in Brooklyn, NY and the location of his plot?
I think this would be valuable information for those that are willing to produce a documentary about Andrew J Russell.

Larry Hersh
Fernley, NV

5/19/2012 8:04 AM  

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