Thomas Crawford papers, 1845-1857, 1852-1857 (bulk dates)

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

Collection size: 0.2 linear ft. (on 2 microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Correspondence, 1845-1856; and typescripts.

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.

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 Note: Sculptor; Rome, Italy.

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.

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