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Provenance documentation for Watercolor sketch of the ship Lausanne, 1839

A typescript document describing the provenance for the “Watercolor sketch of the ship Lausanne, 1839” singed by Ben Campbell Holladay. The document reads, “this is an original drawing by my maternal grandfather, of the sailing ship on which he and my grandmother made the trip from New York to the Pacific Coast on their way to some undetermined spot in Oregon where they were to take up their duties as missionaries. The year was 1839. (Sgd.) Ben Campbell Holladay, 1012 19th St. Stanta Monica, Calif.”

Holladay, Ben Campbell

Watercolor sketch of the ship Lausanne, 1839

  • Mss 5285
  • Collection
  • 1838

Watercolor sketch of the ship Lausanne painted by missionary Hamilton Campbell during his journey by ship from New York to Oregon in 1839. The collection also includes a typescript document signed by Ben Campbell Holladay explaining the provenance of the painting.

Campbell, Hamilton, 1812-1863