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Hiram Powers papers, 1819-1953, bulk bulk 1835-1883

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Series 1: Biographical Material , 1841-1927
(Box 1, 15; 0.8 linear feet)

This series contains scattered biographical material documenting the life and career of Hiram Powers. Included is a brief, incomplete, handwritten list of births, marriages, and deaths in the Powers family. Also found are several documents for honors conferred on Hiram Powers such as honorary degrees, membership into art organizations, including the National Academy of Design, and an appointment by the U. S. Government as a commercial agent in Florence. Many of these documents are in Italian. This series also contains several price lists and inventories of artwork by Hiram Powers, including a studio inventory from 1905, and lists of works done by his chief carver, Remigio Peschi. Also found are documents regarding Powers' death, such as obituaries, death notices, a handwritten copy of a funeral address, and a bound document entitled "Translation of Hiram Powers Will". This document was written by George and Mrs. Marsh, and includes a copy of Powers' will, notes about his estate, notes regarding family disputes and legal matters, and copies of family letters regarding the estate. Also found here are scattered items belonging to Powers, such as his studio cap and a handkerchief.
Items are arranged chronologically within each folder. This series has been scanned in its entirety except for the handkerchief and studio cap.
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List of Powers Family Births, Marriages, and Deaths, circa 1871
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Honors Conferred to Hiram Powers, 1841-1873
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Price Lists of Works by Hiram Powers, 1872-circa late-1800s
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Lists of Artworks by Hiram Powers, circa 1870s-1927
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Lists of Work done by Remigio Peschi, circa 1877
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Death Notices and Funeral Reading for Hiram Powers, 1873-1874
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"Translation of Hiram Powers Will,", circa 1883
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"Translation of Hiram Powers Will," Typescript, circa 1883
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Inventory, "Mama's & Papa's property still remaining in Uncle Longworth's studio,", 1905
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"Bronze Plaque for Work by Powers,", circa mid-1800s
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Tag for Hiram Powers' Walking Stick, circa 1870s
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Ticket of Admission, 1847
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Hiram Powers Studio Cap, circa 1850s-1873
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Handkerchief, circa mid-1800s
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