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 Code

MS008

Collection Name

Casey family papers

Reference Code

MS008.38.02

Record Details

Description Level

Sub-series

Location Note

Folders 40.6-40.9