Daniel Chester French papers, circa 1848-1968 (bulk 1911-1945).


Daniel Chester French papers, circa 1848-1968 (bulk 1911-1945).

Correspondence, writings, financial records, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other papers relating chiefly to French's career as an artist and sculptor and to the French family. Subjects include his sculpture of Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C., and the artistic milieu of the period. Papers of his daughter, Margaret French Cresson, reflect her career as a sculptress, author, and lecturer as well as her service with many cultural organizations. Includes drafts and proof of her book Journey into Fame; The Life of Daniel Chester French (1947). Other French family members represented include Sarah French Bartlette, W.P. Cresson, Amos Tuck French, Henry F. French, and Mary Adams French French. Correspondents include Henry Bacon, Gutzon Borglum, Robert M. Bush, W.W. Harts, Margaret F. Jameson, Hermon Atkins MacNeil, Charles Moore, George Foster Peabody, Edward Robinson, Lorado Taft, and Adolf A. Weinman.

23,000 items.94 containers.44 microfilm reels.37.6 linear feet.


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Cresson, W. P. (William Penn), 1873-1932

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French, Henry F. (Henry Flagg), 1813-1885

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Banker, lawyer, judge, college president, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, and author; b. in Chester, N.H. From the description of Papers, 1850-1870. (New Hampshire Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70960554 ...

Bacon, Henry, 1866-1924

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Architect, son of Henry & Elizabeth (Kelton) Bacon of Massachusetts, then of Wilmington, N.C. Graduated in 1884 from Tileston School. Henry had older brother, Francis Henry Bacon, 1 younger brother, Carl Kelton Bacon and 1 sister, Katherine Bacon McKoy. Henry began his career as a draftsman with the Boston Firm Chamberlin & Whidden. In 1893 Henry married Laura Florence. He was awarded the Rolch Traveling Scholarship in 1889 and studied in Italy and Greece. Henry was the architect who des...

Bush, Robert M.

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French family.

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Peabody, George Foster, 1852-1938

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George Foster Peabody, banker and philanthropist, was born in Columbus, Ga. in 1852 and died in Warm Springs, Ga. in 1938. He was the son of George Henry and Elvira Canfield Peabody and husband of Katrina N. Trask. From the description of Cherokee Indian language letters, 1907. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 259719021 Banker and philanthropist. From the description of Papers of George Foster Peabody, 1894-1937. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 8410865...

Harts, W. W. (William Wright), 1866-1961

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William Wright Harts (b. Aug. 29, 1866, Springfield, Ill.-d. Apr. 21, 1961), Brigadier General in the U.S. Army, graduated from West Point in 1889 and began service with the Corps of Engineers. He was involved in a large variety of construction projects, including river and harbor improvements, locks and dams, and army camps. During World War I, he acted as military aide to President Wilson and served with the British and French in the 6th U.S. Engineering Regiment. This highly-decorated officer...

French, Mary Adams French, 1859-1939

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French, Amos Tuck, 1863-1941

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Banker and businessman, of Chester, N.H., and New York, N.Y.; member of New York Stock Exchange, director of Manhattan Trust Company, Northern Pacific Railway, Northern Securities Company, Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Co., and Lying-In Hospital of the City of New York; officer of Knickerbocker Club of New York and Tuxedo Club, Tuxedo Park, N.Y. From the description of Amos Tuck French papers, 1870-1941. (New Hampshire Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 7096...

Cresson, Margaret French, 1889-1973

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Bartlette, Sarah French

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MacNeil, Hermon Atkins, 1866-1947

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Sculptor. From the description of Hermon Atkins MacNeil papers, 1888-1966. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63934471 Sculptor, art instructor; Queens, N.Y. Born in Everett, Mass., Feb. 27, 1866. Taught at Cornell University, Art Institute of Chicago, Pratt Institute and American Academy of Rome. Work includes statues, memorials, monuments, friezes. Established the American Indian as a legitimate artistic theme; d. 1947; husband of sc...

Borglum, Gutzon, 1867-1941

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Sculptor. From the description of Gutzon Borglum letters to John A. Stewart, 1914 and [undated]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122515632 American, 1867-1918. From the description of John Ruskin, Seated [sculpture]. [19--] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270906576 Artist, author, and sculptor. Full name: John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum. From the description of Gutzon Borglum papers, 1895-1960 (bulk 1912-1941). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77...

French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931

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Sculptor and artist. From the description of Daniel Chester French papers, circa 1848-1968 (bulk 1911-1945). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450719 Sculptor; New York, N.Y. and Glendale, Mass. From the description of Daniel Chester French letters, 1908-1921. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122648173 Biographical Note 1850, Apr. 20 Born, Exeter, N.H....

Jameson, Margaret F.

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Moore, Charles, 1855-1942

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Charles Henry Moore (b. 1859) was the son of William James Moore, who had emigrated from Copiah County, Mississippi, to Nacogdoches, Texas in 1844. Moore was raised in Anderson County. From the description of Moore, Charles H., Reminiscences, 1932-1933 (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 755804035 Moore was chairman of the National Commission of Fine Arts (1915-1937), served as overseer at Harvard University, and was author of works about George Washington. ...

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

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Abraham Lincoln (born February 12, 1809, Sinking Spring Farm near Hodgenville, Kentucky-died April 15, 1865, Washington, D.C.) was the sixteenth President of the United States from 1861 until his death by assassination. He was the son of a Kentucky frontiersman, Thomas Lincoln, and Nancy Hanks. In 1816, Lincoln moved to Pigeon Creek, Indiana, where he worked on his family's farm. Following his mother's death two years later, he continued working on farms until moving with his father to New Sa...

Weinman, Adolph A. (Adolph Alexander), 1870-1952

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Adolph Weinman (1870-1952) was a sculptor from New York, N.Y. From the description of Adolph A. Weinman papers, 1890-1959. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82921654 American sculptor, Adolph Alexander Weinman was born on December 11, 1870 in Germany and came to New York City in 1880. At the age of fifteen, he attended evening classes at Cooper Union. He later studied at the Art Students League. When he was twenty years old, he entered the studio of Philip Martiny ...

Taft, Lorado, 1860-1936

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Sculptor and lecturer. From the description of Letters, 1910-1929. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 233120960 Sculptor; Illinois. Born in Elmwood, Ill. From the description of Lorado Taft papers, 1882-1970. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122454444 ...

Robinson, Edward, 1858-1931

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