Hosmer, Harriet Goodhue, 1830-1908

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Sculptor and inventor, Hosmer was a native of Watertown, Mass., studied anatomy, and spent much of her life in Rome, where she was at first the pupil of the English sculptor, John Gibson. Her works were exhibited and purchased in England and the United States. For further information, see Harriet Hosmer, Letters and Memories, edited by Cornelia Crow Carr (1912); Notable American Women (1971); and Hosmeriana: A Guide to Works by and about Harriet G. Hosmer, by Joseph L. Curran (1975).

From the description of Papers, 1852-1972 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122521589

From the guide to the Papers, 1852-1972, (Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute)

Harriet Goodhue Hosmer (1830-1908) was a sculptor, originally of Watertown, Mass., who spent most of her time in Rome. Her most famous work was the 1862 statue of Zenobia.

From the description of Harriet Hosmer letter and photograph, ca. 1860s and n.d. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 38235656

Sculptor; Watertown, Massachusetts; b. 1830 d. 1908.

From the description of Harriet Goodhue Hosmer letters, [ca. 1870-1900]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86118559

Sculptor and inventor, Hosmer (1830-1908) was a native of Watertown, Mass., studied anatomy, and spent much of her life in Rome, where she was at first the pupil of the English sculptor, John Gibson. Her works were exhibited and purchased in England and the United States. Civic leader, state senator, and business tycoon, Wayman Crow was the founder of Washington University and later of its art museum. Wayman Crow married Isabella B. Conn (1814-1892); among their children was Cornelia (Crow) Carr. In the years 1847-1851 Cornelia Crow (1833-1922) attended Elizabeth Sedgwick's seminary in Lenox, Massachusetts. Here she met and befriended Harriet Goodhue Hosmer. Wayman Crow became Hosmer's first benefactor and life-long patron, managing her financial matters until his death. In 1912, four years after Hosmer's death, Cornelia (Crow) Carr published a biography of the sculptor entitled, Harriet Hosmer, Letters and Memories.

From the description of Additional papers, 1848-1915 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 542727247

American sculptor.

From the description of Harriet Goodhue Hosmer letter to Mrs. Appleton [manuscript], no date. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 715377130

Sculptor and inventor, Hosmer was a native of Watertown, Mass., studied anatomy, and spent much of her life in Rome, where she was at first the pupil of the English sculptor John Gibson. Her works were exhibited and purchased in England and the United States. For further information, see Harriet Hosmer, Letters and Memories, edited by Cornelia Crow Carr (1912); Notable American Women (1971); and Hosmeriana: A Guide to Works by and about Harriet G. Hosmer, by Joseph L. Curran (1975). Lydia Maria Child was an abolitionist, reformer, and author. For biographical information, see Notable American Women (1971).

From the description of Letters, 1855-1865 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232009070

Sculptor and inventor, Hosmer (1830-1908) was a native of Watertown, Mass., studied anatomy, and spent much of her life in Rome, where she was at first the pupil of the English sculptor, John Gibson. Her works were exhibited and purchased in England and the United States. For further information, see Harriet Hosmer, Letters and Memories, edited by Cornelia Crow Carr (1912); Notable American Women (1971); and Hosmeriana: A Guide to Works by and about Harriet G. Hosmer, by Joseph L. Curran (1975).

From the description of Papers, 1834-1959 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232006663

Sculptor Harriet G. Hosmer (1830-1908) was born the second child of Hiram and Sarah Hosmer of Watertown, MA. Upon the death of her mother and siblings, Harriet became quite a tomboy in her father's care. She studied art in Boston under Stevenson and also attended the Lenox School. After enrolling as a student of anatomy in an all-male medical school in Missouri, she moved to Rome in 1852 to become a student of English sculptor John Gibson. She remained in Europe for most of the remainder of her life, living in Rome and spending summers in England. Her Neo-Classical style of sculpture was noted in both the United States and Europe.

From the description of Letters, [ca. 1845-1908]. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 84666644

Sculptor and inventor, Hosmer (1830-1908) was a native of Watertown, Massachusetts, studied anatomy, and spent much of her life in Rome, where she was at first the pupil of the English sculptor, John Gibson. Her works were exhibited and purchased in England and the United States. For further information, see Harriet Hosmer, Letters and Memories, edited by Cornelia Crow Carr (1912); Notable American Women (1971); and Hosmeriana: A Guide to Works by and about Harriet G. Hosmer, by Joseph L. Curran (1975).

From the description of Letters, 1889-1897 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 548941318

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creatorOf Hosmer, Harriet Goodhue, 1830-1908. Letters, 1855-1865 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Hosmer, Harriet Goodhue, 1830-1908. Autograph letter signed H.G. Hosmer to: Mrs. Van Doren September 27, [1895]. Wellesley College
referencedIn Weeks, James Hubbard, 1810-1885. Journal, 1862-1864. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Collection, n.y., n.d., 1775-1943 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Papers, 1852-1972 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Watertown Free Public Library. [Harriet Hosmer miscellanea / compiled by the staff of the Watertown Free Public Library]. Minuteman Library Network
referencedIn Lawrence, Susan Freeman, 1840-. Family history and reminiscences, 1897. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Curran, Joseph L. Index to the Margaret Wendell LaBarre thesis on Harriet Hosmer : (Harriet Hosmer: her era and art) / compiled by Joseph L. Curran, Jr. Watertown Free Public Library
creatorOf Hosmer, Harriet Goodhue, 1830-1908. Autograph letter signed H.G. Hosmer to: Mrs. Ripley September 27, [s.d.]. Wellesley College
referencedIn Hosmer, Harriet, 1830-1908 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Hosmer, Harriet. Letters, [ca. 1845-1908]. Winterthur Library
referencedIn Hawthorne family. Hawthorne family papers, 1825-1929. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Hosmer, Harriet Goodhue, 1830-1908. Additional papers, 1848-1915 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Brooklyn Museum. Dept. of Digital Collections and Services. Records, Exhibition views: installations. Patricia Cronin: 'Harriet Hosmer, Lost and Found'. 2009-2010. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Hosmer, Harriet Goodhue, 1830-1908. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Mary Freeman Crabbe diaries, 1890-1895 Cecil H. Green Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn James Freeman Clarke additional correspondence, 1787-1886. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Charles Henry Brainard papers, 1795-1884 and undated. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, H, 1584-1988. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Marshall, Alice Kahler,. Women artists and sculptors graphics collection, 1836-1988. Penn State Harrisburg Library
referencedIn James Thomas Fields collection of autographs and portraits of distinguished women, 1814-1907. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Women's Medical Society of New York State records, 1907-1972. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
creatorOf Hosmer, Harriet Goodhue, 1830-1908,. Autograph letter initialed from Harriet Goodhue Hosmer, Rome, to F[rances Anne] Kemble [manuscript], ca. 1857 December 10. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Hosmer, Harriet Goodhue, 1830-1908. Papers, 1834-1959 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Hawthorne Family Papers, ca. 1800-1926 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
creatorOf Hosmer, Harriet. [Letter] 185-, Rome [to] Miss Crawford. Washington University in St. Louis, Bernard Becker Medical Library
referencedIn Papers, 1821-1919 (inclusive), 1892-1898 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Palmer, Bertha Honoré, 1849-1918. Bertha Honoré Palmer correspondence collection, 1883-1899. Aurora University, Phillips Library
referencedIn Jordan, W. K. (Wilbur Kitchener), 1902-. Records of the President of Radcliffe College, 1943-1960 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn James Freeman Clarke additional papers, 1806-1936. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Hosmer, Harriet. Harriet Hosmer letter and photograph, ca. 1860s and n.d. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Barry Faulkner papers, circa 1858-1973 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn Women's Medical Society of New York State. Women's Medical Society of New York State records, 1907-1972. Cornell University Library
referencedIn William B. Hamilton Collection of British Manuscripts. Englishwoman's travel journal of Italy, 1861 February 1-May 3. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Hosmer, Harriet Goodhue, 1830-1908. Harriet Goodhue Hosmer letter to Mrs. Appleton [manuscript], no date. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Hosmer, Harriet Goodhue, 1830-1908. Letters, 1889-1897 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Kemble, Fanny, 1809-1893,. Autograph letters signed from Fanny Kemble to various recipients [manuscript], 1831-1890. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Greer, Louise, 1899-. Papers of Louise Greer [manuscript], 1851-1964. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Curran, Joseph L. Joseph L. Curran papers concerning Harriet Goodhue Hosmer, 1845-1975. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Story, William Wetmore, 1819-1895. Papers of William Wetmore Story [manuscript] 1835-1895. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Hosmer, Harriet, 1830-1908. Letter, Jan. 28, Rome, to Robert / H.G. Hosmer. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Autograph File, G, 1641-1991. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Crabbe, Mary Freeman. Mary Freeman Crabbe diaries, 1890-1895. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924. Isabella Stewart Gardner papers, 1760-1956. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn James Thomas Fields autograph album, 1750-1941. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Taylor, Anna Rudd. Diary, 1866-1867. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Gibson, John, 1790-1866. Autograph letter signed : London, to Miss Hosmer in Watertown, Massachusetts, 1860 Aug. 20. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Hosmer, Harriet. Papers, 1852-1972 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Renner, Ginger King. Harriet Goodhue Hosmer, 1830-1908 / by Ginger King Renner. Watertown Free Public Library
referencedIn Ralph Waldo Emerson letters from various correspondents, ca. 1814-1882. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Hosmer, Harriet Goodhue, 1830-1908. Autograph letter signed H.G. Hosmer to: Mrs. Ripley November 8, [1895]. Wellesley College
referencedIn May, Samuel J. (Samuel Joseph), 1797-1871. Samuel Joseph May diary, 1859. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Carole Oles, Papers, 1983-2007 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library
referencedIn Trowbridge, Hattie E., b. 1841. Diaries, 1859. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Hosmer, Harriet. Harriet Goodhue Hosmer letters, [ca. 1870-1900]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Lutz, Alma,. Collection of documents by and about abolitionists and women's rights activists: Part 1 (Ad-Lip), 1775-1943 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Faulkner, Barry, 1881-1966. Barry Faulkner papers, circa 1858-1973. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Read family. Read family papers, 1848-1935. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Ward, William E., b. 1821. Notes of European travel, 1867 / taken by William E. Ward. Winterthur Library
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