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 )
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 #]
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).
Gift of Mr. Sidney A. Kirkman
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