Signed and dated: on mat, lower right:"T.S. Cummings 1829"
Emily Ellison was the youngest daughter of Colonel Thomas Ellison and Harriet (Rumsey) Ellison. She became the second wife of John L. Morton on September 8, 1830. The miniature is attached to the back cover of John L. Morton's sketchbook album of friends' drawings, hence the tentative identification of the subject. The donor is the subject's granddaughter.
Bequest of Mrs. Emily Ellison Post
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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