Bartholdi, Frédéric-Auguste, 1834-1904

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From the description of Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi papers, 1884-1937. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450160

Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi (1834-1904) was an Alsatian sculptor known for his monumental works on patriotic and republican themes. His most famous creation is the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. The statue, dedicated in 1886, was a gift to the U.S. from the French people.

From the description of Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi papers, 1871. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122346246

Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi (1834-1904) was an Alsatian sculptor known for his monumental works on patriotic and republican themes. His most famous creation is, "Liberty Enlightening the World," more commonly known as The Statue of Liberty. The creation of a monument commemorating French-American friendship, focusing on the idea of liberty was first suggested to Bartholdi by his friend the French statesman, Edouard de Laboulaye in 1865. In 1871 Bartholdi made his first trip to the United States to find an appropriate site for the proposed work and to try to interest prominent Americans in the project. In 1876 a subscription campaign was begun in France to pay for the statue which was to be given to the U.S. as a gift from the French people. Bartholdi returned to the U.S. in 1876 to help set up an American committee to raise funds for the statue's pedestal. The completed work was presented to the U.S. in 1885 and dedicated in New York Harbor on October 28, 1886.

From the guide to the Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi papers, 1871, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

French sculptor.

From the description of Letters, 1859-1889. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 81339698

The American Committee of the Statue of Liberty was an ad hoc organization formed to raise financial support for the siting and erection in New York harbor of Auguste Bartholdi's Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World. Bartholdi gave Richard Butler, secretary of the Committee, power of attorney in the United States to handle his affairs regarding the statue.

From the guide to the American Committee of the Statue of Liberty correspondence, 1881-1901, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

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referencedIn [Group of Statues of Liberty] [model]. Centre canadien d'architecture, | Canadian Centre for Architecture | CCA
creatorOf Bartholdi, Frédéric Auguste, 1834-1904. Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi papers, 1884-1937. Library of Congress
referencedIn Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874. Correspondence, 1829-1874 Houghton Library
creatorOf Avery, Henry Ogden, 1852-1890. Henry Ogden Avery architectural drawings and papers, circa 1872-1890. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
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creatorOf Bartholdi, Frédéric Auguste, 1834-1904. Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi papers, 1871. New York Public Library System, NYPL
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creatorOf Bartholdi, Frédéric Auguste, 1834-1904. ALS, 1903 November 18 : Paris, to unknown recipient. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
creatorOf Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi papers, 1871 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Bartholdi, Frédéric Auguste, 1834-1904. Letters, 1859-1889. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf American Committee of the Statue of Liberty. American Committee of the Statue of Liberty correspondence, 1881-1901. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Henry Hobson Richardson additional drawings and papers, 1858-1886. Houghton Library
creatorOf FrŽdŽric Auguste Bartholdi letter to B.J. Falk, 1886 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
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referencedIn Haven, Franklin, 1804-1893. Papers, 1751-1889. Massachusetts Historical Society
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creatorOf American Committee of the Statue of Liberty correspondence, 1881-1901 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf American Committee of the Statue of Liberty. American Committee of the Statue of Liberty records, 1875-1901. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Henry Hobson Richardson additional drawings and papers, 1858-1886. Houghton Library
referencedIn Etched Products Corp. Statue of Liberty, New York City [realia]. Centre canadien d'architecture, | Canadian Centre for Architecture | CCA
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referencedIn Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary. Correspondence, 1863-1879 Smithsonian Institution Archives
referencedIn Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (bulk 1820-1888) Houghton Library
creatorOf Records of the Patent and Trademark Office. 1836 - 1978. Selected Patent Files. 1840 - 2005. 10893 - Design for Ornamental Bust - August Bartholdi
creatorOf Bartholdi, Frédéric Auguste, 1834-1904. [Lady Liberty] [model]. Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, North Hall Library
referencedIn Bartholdi, Frederic Auguste : Biographical file. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
creatorOf Bartholdi, Frédéric Auguste, 1834-1904. ALS, 1889 February 21 : Paris, to William F. Brown, Commander of Lafayette Port. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
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referencedIn Fetherston, Frank P. Diary, 1887 Aug.-1888 Aug. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Bartholdi, Frédéric Auguste, 1834-1904,. Autograph letter signed from Bartholdi, Switzerland, to Augustin Daly [manuscript], 1886 August 22. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Henry Vignaud papers, Vignaud, Henry papers, 1840-1922, 1860-1915 William L. Clements Library
creatorOf Reich, Anton. [Statue of Liberty mould] [realia]. Centre canadien d'architecture, | Canadian Centre for Architecture | CCA
creatorOf Bartholdi, Frédéric Auguste, 1834-1904. Letters received, 1902. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Bartholdi, Frédéric Auguste, 1834-1904. Empire State bank [model]. Centre canadien d'architecture, | Canadian Centre for Architecture | CCA
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creatorOf Records of the Patent and Trademark Office. 1836 - 1978. Selected Patent Files. 1840 - 2005. 11023 - Statue - August Bartholdi
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associatedWith Avery, Henry Ogden, 1852-1890. person
correspondedWith Brace, C. L. person
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correspondedWith Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899 person
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correspondedWith Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878 person
associatedWith Koechlin, R. person
correspondedWith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 person
associatedWith Morton, Levi P. (Levi Parsons), 1824-1920 person
associatedWith Musée de l'impression sur étoffes de Mulhouse. corporateBody
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United States
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Monuments
Artists, French
Sculptors, French
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Smithsonian Exchange
Fountain
Sculptors
Statue of Liberty (New York, N.Y.)
Medals
Visitors, Foreign--United States
Sculpture--19th century
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Birth 1834-08-02

Death 1904-10-04

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