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Correspondence

Description

Subseries B, Correspondence, 1874-1889, undated (#40.6-40.9), contains correspondence received by Casey from B. Tower regarding the Marshall report on the foundation; a printed letter from architect William Wetmore Story criticizing the Monument's design; a letter from A.P. Humphreys regarding the foundation; an 1878 letter concerning a conflict with the Washington Monument Society over the use of room; a letter on optical tool modification by [? Simon Newcomb] (includes sketches); letters from artist Larkin Mead concerning his bas-reliefs used at the base of the Monument; a letter from Richard Hunt; a permission letter from Hugh Sisson and Sons for colored press to attend the Monument dedication; as well as letters advising Casey to study other structures and letters regarding salary increases.

Details

Collection Name
Casey family papers
Collection Code
MS008
Dates
1874-1889, undated
Collection Type
Manuscripts
Description Level
Sub-series
GUSN
302627
Reference Code
MS008.38.02

Record details

Location Note
Folders 40.6-40.9

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