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Thomas Crawford papers, 1845-1857, bulk 1852-1857 dates

Crawford, Thomas, 1813 or 14-1857



Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet, (on 2 microfilm reels)

Summary: Correspondence, 1845-1856; and typescripts.
REEL D181: Letters from Crawford to his wife, Louisa Cutler Ward Crawford. More than half of the letters were written in Europe, particulary from Rome, where the Crawfords lived, and include much material about Crawford's activities and about the American colony of artists in Italy in the 1850's.
REEL 3023: Typescripts of the letters and a 20 page index to names and places mentioned in the typescripts. The typescripts and index were prepared under the direction of Dr. Robert L. Gale, author of THOMAS CRAWFORD, AMERICAN SCULPTOR (1964).

Biographical/Historical Note

Sculptor; Rome, Italy.


Material on reel D181 was donated 1964 by Crawford's heir, Countess Eleanor Marion - Crawford Rocca through Dr. Robert L. Gale. The typescripts were also received 1964, but later microfilmed on reel 3023 and returned to Gale, Crawford's biographer.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Reel 3023: Originals returned to Dr. Robert L. Gale after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels D181 and 3023 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Thomas Crawford papers, 1845-1857, bulk 1852-1857 dates. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.