Jared Sparks papers

Inclusive Dates: 
1824–1859 and undated
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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

5 letters by Jared Sparks, including one to J. Carson Brevoort, dated May 19, 1859, regarding portraits of George Washington by [Robert Edge] Pine, [Jean-Antoine] Houdon, and Gilbert Stuart.

Biographical Historical Note

Jared Sparks was an American historian, educator, and Unitarian minister who served as president of Harvard College from 1859 to 1953.