William Aiken Walker: in Florida
by Timothy A. Eaton
1 Charleston Courier, November 27, 1850.
2 Certificate of discharge, August 31, 1861. Veterans Records, National Archives Records Center, Atlanta, Georgia.
3 Roulhac Toledano and August P. Trovaioli, William Aiken Walker: Southern Genre Painter (Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Louisiana State University Press, 1972) 18; Cynthia Seibels, The Sunny South: The Life and Art of William Aiken Walker (Spartanburg, South Carolina: Saraland Press, 1995) 205.
4 From Walker's manuscript book of poems, "Mes Pensées," Collection of The Carolina Art Association/Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, South Carolina.
5 The author in conversations with John Fowler, the author of forthcoming catalogue raisonné on the artist, and Robert M. Hicklin, Jr., publisher of The Sunny South: The Life and Art of William Aiken Walker.
6 Toledano, 3.
8 Plate 6, William Aiken Walker, Bluefish, n. d., oil on board, 18 _ x 12 _". Pencil inscription verso: "Bluefish $20 with single sheep's head, pair $35."
9 In Walker's painting Newsboy, 1883, oil on academy board, 11 x 6", signed and dated lower left: WAWalker. \ 1883. Inscribed upper left on wall: POST NO / BILLS. The Warner Collection of Gulf States Paper Corporation, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The vendor is selling the Florida Times Union, "Walker, camping in this area since 1881, had become closely associated with the Pacetti family, who had Spanish landgrant property on the point of the peninsula called Mosquito Inlet," Toledano, 44.
10 See for example, Seibels, 78.
11 Contract dated December 2, 1901, between William H. Gregg and John Gardner, witnessed by William Aiken Walker. Courtesy Robert M. Hicklin, Jr., Inc., Charleston, South Carolina.
12 Toledano, 74, Walker (Ponce Park, Florida) to Dr. C. Lewis Diehl, November 18, 1904.
13 Toledano, 42, Walker (Biloxi, Mississippi) to Dr. C. Lewis Diehl, June 3, 1905.
14 Toledano, 47, Walker (On the Canal, near Hillsboro Inlet, aboard the Yacht Orian), April 20, 1899.
15 Toledano, 8, Walker (Ponce Park, Florida) to Dr. C. Lewis Diehl, undated, in Ann Katherine Caldeway Estate, Louisville, Kentucky.
16 Toledano, 46, Walker (Ponce Park, Florida) to Dr. C. Lewis Diehl, April 4, 1899.
17 Toledano, 47, Walker (On the Canal, near Hillsboro Inlet, aboard the Yacht Orian), April 20, 1899.
RL editor's note: Notes 13-20 are related to brief quotes contained within the pages of the catalogue containing the plates.
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