Crane family and Lillie family papers

Inclusive Dates: 
1833ā€“1978 (bulk 1890sā€“1960s)
Survey Repository: 

This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

10 linear feet (24 boxes) and 1 oversize folder of material consisting of correspondence, financial papers, news clippings, diaries, notebooks, biographical materials, and genealogical items by and about Frances Crane Lillie, a daughter of Richard Teller Crane (founder of the Crane Company), her husband Frank Rattray Lillie, and other family members, especially materials of Frances' brother Charles Richard Crane, her younger sister Emily Crane Chadbourne, and Frances' daughter Margaret Crane-Lillie Gildea. The Frances Crane Lillie files in this collection contain correspondence relating to her commissioning of sculpture by Alfeo Faggi for St. Thomas the Apostle Church in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago.

Biographical Historical Note

Sculptor, lecturer and author Alfeo Faggi was born and trained in Italy and spent much of his career in Chicago.

Additional Notes

Related collections: Alfeo Faggi Collection and Childerly Chapel Photograph Album, Ryerson and Burnham Archives, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries, The Art Institute of Chicago.