Letters from Harriet Goodhue Hosmer to Lydia Avery Coonley, 1889-1897
Letters from Harriet Hosmer, inventor and sculptor, to Lydia Avery Coonley discussing Hosmer's work, travel plans, and other social news.
- Hosmer, Harriet Goodhue, 1830-1908 (Person)
Language of Materials
Materials in English.
Access. Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright. Copyright in the letters created by Harriet Goodhue Hosmer as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
Collection consists of 19 handwritten letters from Harriet Hosmer to poet Lydia Avery Coonley Ward (Mrs. Coonley). Hosmer writes about arranging visits to Coonley, and also discusses her work, travel plans, and other social news. Also included is a letter written by Hosmer declining an invitation to the Physical Culture Club.
Sculptor and inventor, Harriet Goodhue 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).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Accession numbers: 82-M184; 88-M205
The letters of Harriet Goodhue Hosmer were acquired the Schlesinger Library from Paul C. Richard in August 1982 and December 1988.
Processed: August 1990
By: Jessica Gill
Updated and additional description added: March 2023
By: Cat Lea Holbrook
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