The Art of
Gilbert Munger

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This page contains the full references corresponding to the source notes in the Gilbert Munger Document Archive. Several of the source references include a link to the complete source document.

[AH] Items from an extensive file of newspaper and periodical clippings of the era compiled by Alfred Harrison, North Point Gallery, San Francisco. Please cite Harrison when using this material.

[Bartlett] Richard A. Bartlett, Great Surveys of the American West, University of Oklahoma Press, 1962.

[Broekhoff] Helen V. Broeckhoff, "Thad Welch, Pioneer and Painter," Overland Monthly, 1924 (reprinted by Oakland Art Museum, 1966). Thanks to Alfred Harrison for suggesting this volume.

[Colburn's] "Our Portraits: Gilbert Munger", Colburn's New Monthly Magazine, London, Issue 117, June 1880, pp. 656-662. Complete article.

[Cummings] Hildegard Cummings, "Gilbert Munger: On the Trail", Bulletin 1982, No. 10, Benton Museum of Art, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs, pp. 3-22. Some of the confusions about dates and places discussed in this article have been cleared up as research on Munger has continued. Complete article.

[Emmons] Diaries and papers of Samuel Franklin Emmons (member of the King Survey), Library of Congress, Manuscript Division.

[Graves] Algernon Graves, The Royal Academy of Arts, A Complete Dictionary of Contributors and their work from its foundation in 1769 to 1904, Vol V, London, 1906 (republished several times). Thanks to Merl Moore for suggesting this publication.

[GS] Items provided by Prof. J. Gray Sweeney, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

[GW] Items provided by Glenn Willumson, Palmer Museum of Art, Penn State Univ., University Park, PA.

[Haskell] Daniel C. Haskell, The United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842, and its Publications 1844-1874, New York Public Library, 1942.

[IP] Isaac Oliver Peterson, Art in St. Paul as Recorded in the Contemporary Newspapers, Master of Arts Thesis, University of Minnesota, 17 December 1942. This thesis seems to have made a fairly thorough search of the St. Paul newspapers for the second half of the 19th Century. But some articles from the sources covered were missed. Apparently, the Minneapolis newspapers were not searched at all.

[JM] Items provided by John Markoff, a writer for the New York Times.

[King] Clarence King, "Shasta", Atlantic Monthly 28, n.170 (Dec 1871).

[KO] Items provided by Prof. Kate Nearpass Ogden, Stockton College, Pomona, NJ.

[LP] Items discovered by Lindsey Pedersen, Art History Department, Arizona State University on a contracted research project in the U.K.

She reports that there are no Munger references in the following published and unpublished sources:

[Memoir]  Memoir, Gilbert Munger, Landscape Artist, 1836 (sic) - 1903, The De Vinne Press, New York, 1904. Descendants of James Cresap Sprigg [1858 - 1946], a close friend of Munger's after he returned to the U.S., indicate that Sprigg was the author of this small book. The copy of Memoir at the Art Institute of Chicago library is inscribed as a presentation copy from J. C. Sprigg to Samuel P. Avery. A copy given by Sprigg to his sister Mary is inscribed: "Dear Mary Lamar - I wrote the foregoing sketch of Munger and sent it to the Dean of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Mr. Sharp, and received from him an interesting acknowledgement. Russell Munger of St. Paul, Min - whom the Artist despised - had it published. Your affect. Brother Cresap." Full text of Memoir (600K bytes).

[MM] Items provided by Merl Moore, Research Collaborator at the National Museum of American Art, Washington D.C. Please cite Moore when using this material.

[Monroe] Myra Dowd Monroe, "Gilbert Munger, Artist 1836-1903," a paper given in 1948, published in Madison's Heritage: Historical Sketches of Madison CT, Madison Historical Society, Madison, CT, 1964, pp. 118 - 126. Complete article.

[Monroe-2] Myra E. Dowd Monroe, "Connecticut Artists and their Work - Gilbert Munger," Connecticut Magazine, 1904, p. 775 - 784. (This is a much earlier version of [Monroe]). Complete article.

[Moore] James Gregory Moore, King of the 40th Parallel: Discovery in the American West, Stanford University Books, 2006.

[Munger]  Jeremiah B. Munger, The Munger Book 1639 - 1914, Tuttle, Morehouse, and Taylor Company, 1915; photographic reprinting by Bullbrier Press, Ithaca NY, 1991.

[NMAA] National Museum of American Art and National Portrait Gallery, Revisiting the White City: American Art at the 1893 World's Fair, University Press of New England, Hanover NH, 1993.

[QFD] Michael D. Schroeder and J. Gray Sweeney, Gilbert Munger: Quest for Distinction, Afton Historical Society Press, Afton MN, 2003. See a review.

[Rasmussen] Louis J. Rasmussen, Railway Passenger Lists of Overland Trains to San Francisco and the West, Volumnes I & II, Originally published by San Francisco Historic Records, Colma, CA, 1966-1968; Reprinted by Janaway Publishing, Inc, San Marino, CA, 2010.

[Schroeder] Michael D. Schroeder, "Gilbert Munger's Paintings of Lake Marian," St. Louis County Historical Society Newsletter, Vol. 37, Duluth, MN, No. 1 (Fall 1994). Complete article.

[SS] Michael D. Schroeder and J. Gray Sweeney, "Gilbert Munger's quest for distinction," The Magazine Antiques, Vol. CLXIV, No. 1, (July 2003), pp. 78-87. Complete article.

[Stewart] Ann M. Stewart, The Royal Hibernian Academy of Arts, Index of the Exhibitors and their Works 1826 - 1979, 1986. Thanks to Merl Moore for suggesting this volume.

[Sweeney] J. Gray Sweeney, chapter on Gilbert Munger in American Paintings at the Tweed Museum of Art, Univ. of Minnesota, Duluth, 1982.

[VH] Information provided by Valerie Hoyt, Librarian. Christie's, New York.

[Wilkins] Thurman Wilkins, Clarence King: A Biography, revised and enlarged ed., Univ. of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, 1988.

[Wilkins-2] Thurman Wilkins, Thomas Moran: Artist of the Mountains, second ed., Univ. of Oklahoma Press, Norman, 1998.

[Wright] Harold Bell Wright, To My Sons, reprinted Yestermorrow Inc., Princess Anne MD, date unknown; first edition by Harper & Brothers, 1934.

[Yarnell] James L. Yarnell and William H. Gerdts, The National Museum of American Art's Index to American Art Exhibition Catalogs: from the Beginning through the 1876 Centennial Year, G.K. Hall, Boston, 1986.

© Michael D. Schroeder; First edition: 1 September 1999; Latest update: 22 December 2019.