The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Letters from Akers to various friends, relatives and others, including an exchange of letters with Hiram Powers regarding an article by Akers in the ATLANTIC MONTHLY, 1860; letters about Akers written to the Maine Historical Society by his widow, the writer Elizabeth Akers Allen and other acquaintances; and an obituary published in THE CRAYON.
Benjamin Paul Akers letter collection, 1858-1920. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel D316 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Maine Historical Society, 485 Congress Street, Portland, Maine
Sculptor; Maine and Italy.
Lent for microfilming by the Maine Historical Society in 1963.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001