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Three letters to Jones from James Russell Lowell, January 22, 25 and 27, 1872, seeking aid for his friend the sculptor Charles Akers, who is "helpless through no fault of his own." Lowell rejoices when hearing of Jones's generous contribution, "one has to try the hopeless experiment of filling sieves so often that it is a godsend to pour for once into a cup with no crack in it." Included are two letters to Jones from Charles Akers, February 2 and April 19, 1872, thanking Jones for his gifts of money and writing about his health, travels and work.
Luther Manard Jones letters, 1872. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel 2814 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Donated by Mrs. Robert Boyajian, Stratford, Vt.
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