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Benjamin Paul Akers letter collection, 1858-1920

Akers, Benjamin Paul, 1825-1861



Collection Information

Size: 1 Microfilm reel, 30 items on partial microfilm reel

Summary: The microfilm of the Benjamin Paul Akers letter collection contains 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). Also included are 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

Benjamin Paul Akers (1825-1861) was a sculptor in Maine. He also wrote articles on art for the Atlantic Monthly and The Crayon , a New York art magazine.


Lent for microfilming by the Maine Historical Society in 1963.

Related Materials

The Maine Historical Society holds the Benjamin Paul Akers scrapbook, circa 1860 and the Elizabeth Akers Allen papers 1852-1914.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

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

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm 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.