William Bross papers

Inclusive Dates: 
1813–1956
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

3 linear feet and 1 oversize folder of material consisting of business and personal letters, mostly pertaining to William Bross of Chicago, president of the Chicago Tribune Company and Lieutenant Governor of Illinois, 1865–1866. Included is a letter from sculptor Hiram Powers, dated December 28–31, 1867.

Biographical Historical Note

Hiram Powers was a sculptor from Washington, D.C. and Florence, Italy. Powers' international success due to his work "Greek Slave," established him as the leading American sculptor of his day.