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Edward Clark Potter papers, 1903-1933

Edward Clark Potter papers, 1903-1933

Potter, Edward Clark, 1857-1923

Sculptor

Collection Information

Size: 1.6 linear ft.

Summary: Letters, 1906-1933, to Edward and his son, artist Nathan D. Potter, from colleagues, primarily Daniel Chester French and James Britton; a contract between Edward Potter and the Louisiana Purchase Exposition Company commissions of an equestrian statue of General De Soto, 1903; clippings, primarily obituaries of Edward Potter and French; and photographs of Edward Potter's sculpture.

Biographical/Historical Note

Sculptor, equestrian sculptor; New York, N.Y.; b. 11/26/1857, New London, Conn.; d. 1923 summer, New London, Conn. Daniel Chester Frenche collaborated with him in modeling the Columbus Quadriga and various groups for the Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893; father of sculptor Nathan D. Potter

Provenance

Donated 1985 by William Dolan Fletcher.

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.