John Russell Bartlett
(1805 - 1886)
John Russell Bartlett was active/lived in New York, California, Rhode Island. John Bartlett is known for Western sketch-genre, illustrator.
Biography John Russell Bartlett
An amateur painter whose distinguished reputation was for his work as
American historian, Indian ethnologist, and bibliographer, John Russell
Bartlett was born in Providence, Rhode Island and was raised in
He was educated in Canadian schools and
then worked in Providence as a bank cashier and in his uncle's dry
goods store. He was also active in the historical society,
painting scenes of local interest including Dighton Rock.
1836, he became a resident of New York City, and in 1840 opened a book
store with Charles Welford, specializing in science and literature and
foreign books which they imported. He also wrote Progress of Ethnology (1847) and Dictionary of America
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