Archives of American Art

Thomas Crawford papers


Collection ID:
Crawford, Thomas, 1813 or 14-1857
bulk 1852-1857 dates
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet
(on 2 microfilm reels)

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents
Correspondence, 1845-1856; and typescripts.
Scope and Contents
REEL D181: Letters from Crawford to his wife, Louisa Cutler Ward Crawford. More than half of the letters were written in Europe, particulary from Rome, where the Crawfords lived, and include much material about Crawford's activities and about the American colony of artists in Italy in the 1850's.
Scope and Contents
REEL 3023: Typescripts of the letters and a 20 page index to names and places mentioned in the typescripts. The typescripts and index were prepared under the direction of Dr. Robert L. Gale, author of THOMAS CRAWFORD, AMERICAN SCULPTOR (1964).

Biographical / Historical

Biographical / Historical
Sculptor; Rome, Italy.


Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels D181 and 3023 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel 3023: Originals returned to Dr. Robert L. Gale after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reel D181 was donated 1964 by Crawford's heir, Countess Eleanor Marion - Crawford Rocca through Dr. Robert L. Gale. The typescripts were also received 1964, but later microfilmed on reel 3023 and returned to Gale, Crawford's biographer.

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
Expatriate artists -- Italy Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists -- United States Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- Italy Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gale, Robert L., 1919- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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