Alexander Doyle papers, 1852-1937

Doyle, Alexander, b. 1857 d. 1922
Active in N.Y.; Louisiana, Mo.

Collection size: 80 items (on 1 partial microfilm reel).

Collection Summary: Doyle's letters to his wife, Fannibelle, 1879-1881, brief correspondences with members of the Beauregard Monument Committee, New Orleans, and with Judge Henry Wade Rogers regarding a Lincoln statue by Doyle, and occasional business letters. Also included are family letters, some concerning the locations of Doyle statuary. Clippings, obituary notices, photographs of Doyle, his family, and his work complete the collection.

Biographical/Historical Note: Sculptor (Dedham, Mass./Squirrel Island, Maine); made marble and bronze statues, many relating to Civil War heroes.

Donated 1968 by Mrs. Gloria Watkins Closs, granddaughter of Alexander Doyle.

How to Use this Collection

  • Microfilm reel 103 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
  • 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.
  • For more information on using the Archives’ resources, see the FAQ or Ask Us.

Make a Request

Reading Room Reproduction