Alexander Hamilton United States Custom House (New York, N.Y.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
0.6 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
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The papers of sculptor and architect John Frazee measure 0.6 linear feet, and date from 1819-1966, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1819-1893. These scattered papers contain documentation of Frazee's early career as a gravestone carver, his commission to design the New York Customs House, and his busts of John Jay, the Marquis De Lafayette, and other famous figures. There is also correspondence with family members, genealogical materials, sketches of Frazee monuments and stone engravings, poems and notes by Frazee, printed materials, a few financial documents, photographs of works of art, and a plaster cast of a medal.
John Frazee papers, 1810-1964. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
The collection was digitized in 2010 and is available via the Archives of American Art's website.
Location of Originals:
Some correspondence included in this collection are photocopies of originals that remained with the donors.
Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
A few exhibition catalogs and printed materials microfilmed on reel 1103 were later transfered to The Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery Library.
John Frazee (1790-1852) was a sculptor from New York, N.Y. Born in Rahway, N.J., Frazee worked in New York City and died in Crompton Mills, R.I.
The John Frazee papers were donated by the sculptor's great granddaughter Marguerite Heath and grand niece Theresa Eliot in several increments between 1973-1978.
The papers of John Frazee in the Archives of American Art were digitized in 2010.The bulk of the papers have been scanned and total 264 images.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001