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Summary

Charles Lang Freer is born in Kingston, New York, to Jacob R. Freer and Phoebe Jane Freer (née Townshend). He is the third of six children.

Subject

  • Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919
  • Freer Gallery of Art

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • In 1906 Charles Lang Freer donates his art collection to the Smithsonian Institution, and it later becomes the Freer Gallery of Art.
  • Lawton, Thomas and Linda Merrill. Freer: A Legacy of Art. Washington, D.C.: Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution in association with Henry N. Abrams, Inc., 1993, p. 13, 254.
  • Men and Women of America: A Biographical Dictionary of Contemporaries, s.v. "Freer, Charles Lang." New York: L.R. Hamersly and Company, 1910, p. 657.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

February 25, 1854

Topic

  • Collectors and collecting
  • Births

Place

New York (N.Y.)

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