Preston family letters, 1836-1927.

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Preston family letters, 1836-1927.

Correspondence with Hiram Powers;and Preston family papers and sketches. Correspondence is primarily between John S. Preston and Powers regarding the state of Powers' work, including Preston and Hampton family busts, busts of Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, and other sculpture; also, U.S. government funding of commissions, Powers' views on the state of the Union, Preston's concerns with family affairs, legislative stands, and politics. Also included are family papers; a marriage certificate; an affadavit on a painting, "Madonna of the Window"; and a family genealogy. [microfilm title: Preston Family]. Sketches, unsigned, of cows and sheep and one of a boy with his dog.

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