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Benjamin Paul Akers letter collection, 1858-1920

Benjamin Paul Akers letter collection, 1858-1920

Akers, Benjamin Paul, 1825-1861

Sculptor

Collection Information

Size: 30 items (on partial microfilm reel).

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.

Provenance

Lent for microfilming by the Maine Historical Society in 1963.

Location of Originals

  • Maine Historical Society, 485 Congress Street, Portland, Maine

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reel D316 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Benjamin Paul Akers letter collection, 1858-1920. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.