Born in New Haven, CT on March 6, 1836. Harriet came to California in 1855 with her parents. Her father, Sherman Day, was a civil engineer who surveyed the wagon road over the Sierra. During the 1880s she was a pupil of Wm Keith in San Francisco and active in the local art scene. Harriet married attorney Chas Palmer and settled across the bay in Berkeley where she remained until her demise on Dec. 28, 1919.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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