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George Winter papers

 Collection — Folder: S1445
Identifier: S1445

Scope and Contents

This collection contains copies of an autobiography and papers concerning the life and artwork of George Winter. There is also an announcement of George Winter’s annual distribution of paintings sent to Hon. Horace P. Biddle of Lafayette, Indiana.


  • 1854-1873


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

George Winter was born in Portsea, England on June 10, 1810. He attended the National Academy of Design for three years before immigrating to America in 1830. He settled in Logansport, Indiana in 1836. In 1840, he married Mary Squier and together they had two children. Winter worked as a portrait artist and is most noted for his paintings of early Indiana settlement and landscapes. George Winter died on February 1, 1876 in Lafayette, Indiana.


Banta, Ray E., comp. Indiana Authors and Their Books, 1816-1916. Crawfordsville, IN: Wabash College, 1949.


0.03 Cubic Feet (3 folders)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records transfer from the Herron Art Institute.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/11/25 by Barbara Hilderbrand. Finding aid updated 2015/11/25 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid created 2018/05/30 by Lauren Patton.
George Winter papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.