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Frederick B. Potter letter from John La Farge, 1909

Potter, Frederick B.


Collection Information

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Summary: Letter dated Dec. 1909 from John La Farge to Frederick B. Potter about the stained glass windows he made for the First Unitarian Church on Woodward Ave. in Detroit, Michigan. La Farge informs Potter, chairman of the Board of Trustees of the church, that he has referred his letter and "other letters before to the glass men who do my work" and that they will communicate with him.

Biographical/Historical Note

John La Farge (1835-1910) was best known for his murals and stained glass windows. He created the stained glass windows for the First Unitarian Church on Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan in 1890. Most of the windows were donated to the Detroit Institute of Arts in 1959 by the Unitarian Church Trust.


The letter was donated in 1974 by Larry Curry, former curator of American Art, Detroit Institute of Arts, who received the letter from Mrs. John B. Watkins of Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan.

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35mm microfilm reel 3090 (frames 736-740) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and Through interlibrary loan.

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How to Cite This Collection

Frederick B. Potter letter from John La Farge, 1909. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.