Erastus Dow Palmer letter

Collection ID:
Palmer, Erastus Dow, 1817-1904
1868 March 10
Physical Description:
1 Item
(on partial microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
A letter to Palmer from Frederic Edwin Church, written from Jaffa, Palestine.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Sculptor; Albany, N.Y. Was self-taught. Was an expert joiner, patternmaker, and cameo cutter as well.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 3470 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Reproduction Note
Letter is a typescript.
Existence and Location of Originals
Original owned by Joseph Gavit.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This typescript was prepared by the donor, David Huntington, in March 1957 from the original letter owned by Palmer's grandson, Joseph Gavit. Huntington writes, "I have had to do a minimum of editing. Church seldom used periods. He generally punctuated with dashes, or if the sentence ended at the margin he might not even write a dash. Where there would be a period, a double space has been left. If a word has been crossed out the typist has indicated dashes over the word."

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.

More Information

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sculpture, Modern -- 19th century -- New York (State) Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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