Skip to main content

Chauncey Bradley Ives letters, 1838-1883 [and undated]

Chauncey Bradley Ives letters, 1838-1883 [and undated]

Ives, Chauncey Bradley, 1810-1894

Sculptor

Collection Information

Size: 7 items (filmed on partial microfilm reel).

Summary: Letters to Ives, 1838-1883, including a letter from C.D. Roberts, November 29, 1838, expressing satisfaction with Ives's statue of "Kitty" and reminding him of a second statue titled "Undine"; a letter, October 20, 1847, from Horace Bushnell concerning the reception given Ives's bust of President Day; a letter, February 23, 1849, from Charles Chauncey advising Ives to remain abroad; a letter, October 17, 1860, from Harriet Beecher Stowe relating activities while visiting friends in Peekskill and Brooklyn; a letter, March 6, 1862, from Mary Caroline Allan mentioning American visitors to Rome who have solicited letters of introduction to Ives and giving news of mutual acquaintances, including sculptor Joel Tanner Hart; and a letter, August 8, 1883, from Caroline Tilton.

Also included is an undated letter from John Singer Sargent to his uncle. Sargent gives the address of his new studio in New York City and writes of his father's health.

Biographical/Historical Note

Ives was an American sculptor in Rome.

Provenance

Donated 1965 by Mrs. E. Bartholet. Relationship to Chauncey Ives is not known.

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to the lender, Mrs. E. Ives Bartholet.

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reel 3134 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Chauncey Bradley Ives letters, 1838-1883 [and undated]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.