Edward Augustus Brackett collection

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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

Two signed letters by Edward Augustus Brackett, one, dated Sept. 27, 1839, regarding a petition to the citizens of Cincinnati to raise funds to purchase Brackett’s sculpture Nydia the Blind Girl of Pompeii; the other, dated Nov. 27, 1839, regarding Brackett’s completed busts of M. M. Noah and A. G. Goldsmith.

Biographical Historical Note

Edward Augustus Brackett was a portrait sculptor born in Vassalboro, Maine, who worked in Cincinnati, New York, and Boston.

Additional Notes

Edward Augustus Brackett notebook is in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.