Frederick B. Potter letter from John La Farge

Collection ID:
Potter, Frederick B.
La Farge, John, 1835-1910
Physical Description:
1 Item

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letter dated Dec. 1909 from John La Farge to Frederick B. Potter about the stained glass windows he made for the First Unitarian Church on Woodward Ave. in Detroit, Michigan. La Farge informs Potter, chairman of the Board of Trustees of the church, that he has referred his letter and "other letters before to the glass men who do my work" and that they will communicate with him.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
John La Farge (1835-1910) was best known for his murals and stained glass windows. He created the stained glass windows for the First Unitarian Church on Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan in 1890. Most of the windows were donated to the Detroit Institute of Arts in 1959 by the Unitarian Church Trust.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 3090 (frames 736-740) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and Through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The letter was donated in 1974 by Larry Curry, former curator of American Art, Detroit Institute of Arts, who received the letter from Mrs. John B. Watkins of Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan.

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.
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Glass painting and staining -- United States Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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