Thomas Crawford papers, 1841-1856

Crawford, Thomas, b. 1813 or 14 d. 1857
Active in Washington, D.C.; New York, N.Y.; Rome, Italy

Collection size: 5 items (on 1 microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: Four letters, 1841-1856, including a letter to lawyer Charles Sumner from George Washington Greene, the American Consul in Rome, enclosing a contract signed by Crawford for his statue of ORPHEUS, March 31, 1841; a letter to Greene from Crawford in Paris, September 4, 1845, concerning his travels and his Roman studio; a letter to Sumner from Crawford, May 13, 1849, thanking him for the warm welcome and mentioning his plans for an "artistic expedition" to Philadelphia; a letter to William F. Richie from Crawford in Newport, August 1, 1856, regarding the shipment of his equestrian monument of George Washington from Amsterdam to Richmond, Virginia. Also included is a handwritten copy of a poem, "Crawford's Equestrian Statue of Washington," by John R. Thompson.

Biographical/Historical Note: Sculptor; Rome, Italy.

Purchased 1985 by the Archives of American Art from Cesi Kellinger.

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