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George Henry Yewell Papers

Identifier: MsC0041

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Scope and Contents

The papers of George Henry Yewell consist of four boxes of manuscripts and a map case drawer of large items.There are diaries and correspondence dating from 1847 to 1919, along with daguerreotypes and photographs. Yewell's sketches and sketchbooks include drawings of Egypt and England, copies of Old Masters, and landscapes of Iowa City and its surroundings. The palette that Yewell used when painting is also part of the collection, as are prints made by Virginia Myers from Yewell's plates.

Photographs: Box 2

Audio Material: Mini-cassette tape of the contents of some of the letters


  • Creation: 1847-1919


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research. Ms. Brody has kindlygiven her permission to reproduce and quote from her paper on Yewell.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.


1.50 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Artist. Correspondence, diaries, sketchbooks, and photographs.

Method of Acquisition

It is believed these papers were given to the University of Iowa Libraries by Oscar Coast in 1923.

Related Materials

The University of Iowa has a collection of thirty-six of Yewell's paintings. For Peter Anthony Dey's speech at the unveiling of the portrait of Samuel Kirkwood see Peter Anthony Dey's Papers (MsC0086) Ness, Xenobia and Louise Orwig. Iowa Artists of the First Hundred Years. Special Collections, Iowa AuthorsPelzer, Mildred W. "Henry H, Yewell." The Palimpsest, November 1930, 483 -- 498.pp.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

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University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
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