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The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, is compiling a comprehensive listing of works by Pennsylvania artist Lloyd Mifflin (1846-1921), hailed as the “Poet and Painter of the Sus­quehanna River.” Born in Columbia, Lancaster County, Mifflin studied in Europe in the early 1870s and returned to his home­town to devote his life to painting and poetry. In addition to his paintings, he made numerous sketches of scenes throughout the Susquehanna Valley, which he had planned to compile and publish as a book. Individuals and institutions knowing the where­abouts of works of art by Lloyd Mifflin are urged to write: N. Lee Stevens, Curator, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, P. O. Box 1026, Harrisburg, PA 17108-1026; or telephone (717) 783-9904.


Attempts are being made to identify the maker of an antique bowback Windsor chair. The chair’s signature is a distinctive branded circle surrounding the letters EB. Persons able to identify this maker should write: Max G. Hemmis, 1843 West Grandview Blvd., Erie, PA 16509.


Early photographs, drawings, and prints of the interior of the Silas M. Clark House in Indiana are needed for research and for a possible restoration of this historic structure, which serves as the headquarters of the Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County. Information may be shared with: Ivan McGee, Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County, 200 South Sixth St., Indiana, PA 15701-2999; telephone (412) 463-9600.


Information concerning George Ross, an artist who lived and worked in the Chambersburg, Franklin County, area in the 1920s is being collected by: George Theofiles, P. O. Box 191, New Freedom, PA 17349; telephone (717) 235-4766.


Information on clocks and watches made in York County is being collected for a York County Clock Registration Project recently launched by the county historical society. Individuals and institutions able to provide descriptions, provenance, and photographs of such timepieces are asked to write: Janet Deranian, Curator of Collections, Historical Society of York County, 250 East Market St., York, PA 17403; or telephone (717) 848-1587.


Paintings, sketches, letters, diaries, and related works and documents pertaining to Thomas Jefferson Scott (1828-1888), a painter of sporting pictures, are being sought for study. A native Pennsylvanian, Scott graduated from the School of Pharmacy in Philadelphia before becoming an artist. He is known to have relocated to Tullytown, Bucks County, and married Mary A. Furman in 1872. Direct correspondence to: Stephanie E. Przybylek, Box 1A2, Cochranton, PA 16314; or telephone (814) 425-7028.


Charles Flowers was a maker of Pennsylvania-Kentucky style percussion rifles in Harmony, Butler County, from before 1860 until about 1885/1890. For continuing research on this gunsmith, information about his rifles, as well as their whereabouts in either private or public collections, is sought by: John Ruch, Harmony Museum, P. O. Box 524, Harmony, PA 16037.