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Gilmor, Robert, 1774-1848

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dates 1774–1848
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historical notes Robert Gilmor, Jr. was a merchant, ship owner, East-Indian importer and collector who collected art, rare books, autographs, coins, antiquities, stamps, minerals and rocks.

Gilmor’s art collection consisted primarily of 14th century Old Masters and 17th century Dutch and Flemish works, many of which were entered in John Smith’s A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch, Flemish and French Painters.

The bulk of Gilmor’s art collection was European, 14th century Old Masters and 17th century Dutch and Flemish works. Gilmor was a supporter of American artists and own works by Francis Guy, Thomas Cole, Horatio Greenough, Gilbert Stuart, Thomas Sully, and Henry Inman, John Trumbull, and A.S. Mount.

In 1807, Gilmor married Sarah Reeve Ladson who was the daughter of Major James Ladson, of Charleston, SC. Both he and his wife had their portraits done by Thomas Sully (1783- 1872), they now reside in the Gibbes Museum, Charleston, SC.

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Archives of American Art Robert Gilmor papers, [ca. 1823]. see details...
Archives of American Art Thomas Cole papers, 1821-1863. see details...
Archives of American Art Anna Wells Rutledge papers, 1940-1961. see details...
University of Virginia Library Letters to Robert Gilmor and [Eliza Harriet Arnold] Allen [manuscript], 1840 May 28 and 1859 February 26, Chamberlain, Mellen, 1821-1900. (MSS 13030) see details...
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Miscellaneous papers, 1781-1949, 1830-1947 (bulk) see details...
Rosenbach Museum and Library to Gulian C. Verplanck, 1826. ALsS : see details...
University of Virginia Library Dissertation: Robert Gilmor, Jr. (1774-1848): Baltimore collector and American art patron see details...
New York State Library Thomas Cole Papers, 1821-1863 (SC10635) see details...
Maryland Historical Society, Library Robert Gilmor Junior Papers (MS 387) see details...
Cornell University Libraries Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume VI, miscellany, 1774-1807. see details...
Maryland Historical Society, Library Howard-Gilmor Papers, 1696-1935 (MS 2619) see details...
Maryland Historical Society, Library Gilmor Papers, 1689-1845 (MS. 387.1) see details...
Maryland Historical Society, Library Art and autograph catalog, 1823-42. see details...
Maryland Historical Society, Library Bayard Papers, 1672-1895. see details...
Maryland Historical Society, Library Gilmor, Robert Jr., to Parker Cleaveland, October 18, 1827. see details...

see also:
Graff, Charles