Erastus Dow Palmer letter, 1868 March 10

Palmer, Erastus Dow, b. 1817 d. 1904
Sculptor
Active in Albany, N.Y.

Collection size: 1 item (on partial microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: A letter to Palmer from Frederic Edwin Church, written from Jaffa, Palestine.

Biographical/Historical Note: Sculptor; Albany, N.Y. Was self-taught. Was an expert joiner, patternmaker, and cameo cutter as well.

This typescript was prepared by the donor, David Huntington, in March 1957 from the original letter owned by Palmer's grandson, Joseph Gavit. Huntington writes, "I have had to do a minimum of editing. Church seldom used periods. He generally punctuated with dashes, or if the sentence ended at the margin he might not even write a dash. Where there would be a period, a double space has been left. If a word has been crossed out the typist has indicated dashes over the word."

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