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William Henry Shelton (1840-1932)

William Henry Shelton (1840-1932)
William Henry Shelton (1840-1932)
Light brown patinated bronze
Overall: 11 x 10 1/4 x 3/4 in. ( 27.9 x 26 x 1.9 cm )
Bas-relief portrait.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. Sidney A. Kirkman
Object Number 
insribed: on back in pencil: "Wm Shelton/by/J. S. Hartley" inscribed: on back in red paint: "Mus. No 199; S-97" [old N-YHS cat #]
Gallery Label 
The subject was born in Ontario County, N.Y., and served with the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War. He was later founder of the Salmagundi Club and served as its librarian. In 1908 he was appointed curator of the museum at the Jumel Manion, New York. Shelton is primarily known as an author; he wrote "A Man without a Memory" (1895), "The Last Three Soldiers" (1897), "The Three Prisoners" (1904), and "The Jumel Mansion" (1916).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group