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signed: under proper left shoulder: "Lea Ahlborn"
inscribed: "DANIEL PARRISH JR."
Daniel Parish, Jr., was born in New York City, and there he died on December 17, 1914, in the house on West 48th Street that he shared with is sister Susan. Parish was secretary of the executive committee of The New-York Historical Society from 1886 to 1902, and from 1903 to his death was its chairman. In addition to several paintings, he gave the Society a collection of over 30,000 pamphlets, photographs, and books on slavery and the Civil War.
Gift of Mr. Daniel Parish, Jr.
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