Additional papers of Harriet Goodhue Hosmer, 1848-1915
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Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
.42 linear feet ((1 file box) plus 2 photograph folders, 1 folio photograph folder, 1 oversize folder)
Additional material received in 1983 (accession number 83-M228) was added to the collection in March 2017 and is filed in #19.
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, who was later to become one of America's most distinguished woman sculptors. Wayman Crow became Harriet Goodhue Hosmer's first benefactor and life-long patron, managing her financial matters until his death.
Cornelia (Crow) Carr married anthropologist Lucien Carr (1829-1915) and moved with him to Cambridge, Massachusetts, where Lucien Carr was assistant curator of Harvard University's Peabody Museum. They had five children: Harriet Hosmer Carr (1855-1880), Wayman Crow Carr (1856-1857), Alfred William Carr (1858-1918), Lucien Carr, Jr. (1862-1914), and Isabella Wayman Carr (1868-1928).
In 1912, four years after Harriet Goodhue Hosmer's death, Cornelia (Crow) Carr published a biography of the sculptor entitled, Harriet Hosmer, Letters and Memories.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These papers were given to the Schlesinger Library by Mrs. Delmar Leighton between November 1981 and October 1983.
By: Christine C. Marshall, Amanda Zuckerman
Updated: March 2017
By: Anne Engelhart
- Hosmer, Harriet Goodhue, 1830-1908. Additional papers of Harriet Goodhue Hosmer, 1848-1915: A Finding Aid
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