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Harriet Collins Allen papers relating to Solon Borglum, 1897-1925

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 3 chronological series:

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Series 1: Letters , 1897-1925
19 folders
Box 1

Letters are written primarily by Solon Borglum and his wife, Emma to Harriet Collins Allen. The letters were written from Omaha, London, Paris, and New York and provide a cursory overview of some of the events in Borglum's career and insights into his relationship with his older brother sculptor Gutzon Borglum. Borglum writes about meeting and working with other sculptors in Paris and New York, including Alexander Phimister Proctor, described as "the best American animal sculptor" in the Jardin des Plantes. Solon's wife writes about conflicts between the two brothers and exhibitions of Solon's work. There is a letter from Borglum's father, James Mothe Borglum, thanking the Allens for their interest in Solon. One letter contains a photograph of Borglum in Paris. One letter and two postcards are illustrated.
Description Container Select
Letters, 1897-1925
1
1-19

Series 2: Printed Material , 1898-1907, undated
1 folder
Box 1

Printed material consists of clippings and a brochure for Borglum's book.
Description Container Select
Printed Material, 1898-1907, undated
1
20

Series 3: Photographs , undated
3 folders
Box 1

There is one photograph of Solon Borglum in his studio. The remaining photographs are of his sculptures.
Description Container Select
Photographs, undated
1
21-22
Negatives, undated
1
23

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  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.