Collection ASM0055 - Charles Deering collection

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Charles Deering collection


  • 1883-1926 (Creation)


15 Boxes

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Charles Deering, son of William and Abbey Reed (Barbour) Deering, was born on July 31, 1852, in South Paris, Maine. His father was the founder of Deering, Miliken & Company, and later of Gammon & Deering, manusfacturers of harvesters and the predecessor of the Deering Harvester Company, organized in 1880. This latter company merged with International Harvester Company in 1902.

Charles Deering married Anna Rogers Case of November 3, 1875, in Newport, Rhode Island. Their son, WIlliam Case Deering was born on October 18, 1876, and died on May 12, 1924. Anna Rogers (Case) Deering died on October 31, 1876. Charles Deering was remarried, on January 2, 1883, to Marion Denison Whipple. Deering died in Miami, Florida, on February 5, 1927.

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Charles Deering was a collector of art and a friend to many notable artists including John Sargeant and Augustus St. Gaudens. Painting, scrulpture, prints, rugs and many other items combined to decorate and furnish the Deering Estate in Florida.  He collected a wide range of artwork, and the Print Department of the Art Institute of Chicago received his fine collection.

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Series I : Photographs

Series II : Correspondence and Clippings

Series III : Catalogs

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This collection is open for research.

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Items from this collection are kept on-campus and may be requested from the first floor Kislak Center in the Otto G. Richter Library at University of Miami.

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Charles Deering Collection Finding Aid © 1992 University of Miami. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to

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  • English
  • Spanish

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