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George Fuller (1822-1884) was an artist born in Deerfield, Massachusetts, and a graduate of the Deerfield Academy. He studied painting in Boston (1842-47) and New York City (1847-59) but returned to the family farm in 1861. He only began painting in earnest in 1875 after the farm failed. He quickly achieved high acclaim with his images of quiet, dreamy landscapes. This entry into his mother's diary by Robert Higginson Fuller (1864-1922), George Fuller's son, describes his father's death from what was diagnosed as Bright's Disease, an inflammation of the kidney. 19th century doctors often invoked that diagnosis for disorders they did not fully understand. Fuller family history marks the cause of death as "pneumonia," another catch-all diagnosis of the time. Robert Higginson Fuller was a newspaperman. Later, he became an author and painter.


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Excerpts from Agnes Gordon Higginson Fuller Diary

author   Robert Higginson Fuller (1864-1927)
date   1884
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
width   3.0"
height   6.0"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Personal Documents/Journal
accession #   #L01.115

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Letter to Agnes Higginson Fuller from George Fuller

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