Benjamin Paul Akers letter collection, 1858-1920

Akers, Benjamin Paul, b. 1825 d. 1861
Active in Rome, Italy

Collection size: 30 items (on partial microfilm reel).

Collection Summary: Letters from Akers to various friends, relatives and others, including an exchange of letters with Hiram Powers regarding an article by Akers in the ATLANTIC MONTHLY, 1860; letters about Akers written to the Maine Historical Society by his widow, the writer Elizabeth Akers Allen and other acquaintances; and an obituary published in THE CRAYON.

Biographical/Historical Note: Sculptor; Maine and Italy.

Lent for microfilming by the Maine Historical Society in 1963.

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