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Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi papers

Title
Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi papers, 1871.
Author
Bartholdi, Frédéric Auguste, 1834-1904.
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Moving imageBy appointment only *ZL-331Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328

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Additional Authors
Gilder, Rodman.
Description
.4 linear foot (1 box)
Subjects
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Additional Formats (note)
  • available on microfilm;
Source (note)
  • Chemical Bank
Biography (note)
  • 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.
Language (note)
  • are in French.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in repository and on internet.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
MssCol 223
Author
Bartholdi, Frédéric Auguste, 1834-1904.
Title
Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi papers, 1871.
Additional Formats
Journal available on microfilm; New York Public Library; *ZL-331.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Summary
Collection consists of a journal of Bartholdi's trip to the U.S. in 1871 and twenty letters written to his mother during the journey. The letters and journal are accompanied by a typescript annotated English translation by Rodman Gilder. Papers document Bartholdi's mission to raise support and investigate sites for the proposed statue, and include his remarks on American architecture, food, hotels, train travel, churches, and American character in general.
Biography
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.
Language
Journal and letters are in French.
Indexes
Finding aid available in repository and on internet.
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Occupation
Sculptors.
Added Author
Gilder, Rodman.
Research Call Number
MssCol 223
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