Preston family letters

Collection ID:
Preston, John S. (John Smith), 1809-1881
Physical Description:
60 Items
(on partial microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence with Hiram Powers;and Preston family papers and sketches.
Scope and Contents
Reel 74: Correspondence is primarily between John S. Preston and Powers regarding the state of Powers' work, including Preston and Hampton family busts, busts of Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, and other sculpture; also, U.S. government funding of commissions, Powers' views on the state of the Union, Preston's concerns with family affairs, legislative stands, and politics. Also included are family papers; a marriage certificate; an affadavit on a painting, "Madonna of the Window"; and a family genealogy. [microfilm title: Preston Family]
Scope and Contents
Unmicrofilmed: Sketches, unsigned, of cows and sheep and one of a boy with his dog.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Patrons; South Carolina

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 74 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel 74: Originals returned to Mrs. D.L. Young, the lender, after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The lender, Mrs. D.L. Young, is a descendant of the Preston family.

Other Title
Other Title
Preston family [microfilm title]

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
Art -- Collectors and collecting Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clay, Henry, 1777-1852 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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