Archives of American Art

Thomas Crawford papers

Collection ID:
Crawford, Thomas, 1813 or 14-1857
Physical Description:
5 Items
(on 1 microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Four letters, 1841-1856, including a letter to lawyer Charles Sumner from George Washington Greene, the American Consul in Rome, enclosing a contract signed by Crawford for his statue of ORPHEUS, March 31, 1841; a letter to Greene from Crawford in Paris, September 4, 1845, concerning his travels and his Roman studio; a letter to Sumner from Crawford, May 13, 1849, thanking him for the warm welcome and mentioning his plans for an "artistic expedition" to Philadelphia; a letter to William F. Richie from Crawford in Newport, August 1, 1856, regarding the shipment of his equestrian monument of George Washington from Amsterdam to Richmond, Virginia. Also included is a handwritten copy of a poem, "Crawford's Equestrian Statue of Washington," by John R. Thompson.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Sculptor; Rome, Italy.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 3667 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased 1985 by the Archives of American Art from Cesi Kellinger.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

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