Archives of American Art

Luther Manard Jones letters

Collection ID:
Jones, Luther Manard
Physical Description:
5 Items
(on partial microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Three letters to Jones from James Russell Lowell, January 22, 25 and 27, 1872, seeking aid for his friend the sculptor Charles Akers, who is "helpless through no fault of his own." Lowell rejoices when hearing of Jones's generous contribution, "one has to try the hopeless experiment of filling sieves so often that it is a godsend to pour for once into a cup with no crack in it." Included are two letters to Jones from Charles Akers, February 2 and April 19, 1872, thanking Jones for his gifts of money and writing about his health, travels and work.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 2814 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Mrs. Robert Boyajian, Stratford, Vt.

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.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Artists -- Social conditions Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Akers, Charles, 1835-1906 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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