Series 2:Correspondence, 1819 - circa 1880s, circa 1960s
(Box 1; 6 folders)
Correspondence is mostly with family members. The majority of letters written by John Frazee are to his first and second wives, Jane and Lydia respectively. Other letters are addressed to his brother Noah and reflect his sorrow at the premature deaths of his first wife and some of his young children. In these letters, he talks about the grave markers he designed for his family members, and includes sketches of the markers and lettering. In another illustrated letter written to Lydia, he describes and sketches his experience on a railroad train in 1834. General correspondence includes letters of praise by the sons of John Jay and the Marquis de Lafayette for Frazee's busts of their fathers. There are also letters from John J. Audubon and art associations. The majority of letters concerning busts for the Boston Athenaeum are photocopies. Also found are notes concerning the correspondence which were presumably written by the donors.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
|John Frazee Letters to Family, 1819-1836|
|General Letters, 1824-1844|
|Letters to John Frazee and Family, 1847-1852|
|Letters to John Frazee and Family, circa 1830s - circa 1880s|
|Letters from Art Associations, 1831-1840|
|Notes Concerning Correspondence, circa 1960s|