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Frazee, John, 1790-1852  Search this
Frazee, Noah  Search this
Audubon, John James  Search this
Alexander Hamilton United States Custom House (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Illustrated letters
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
0.6 Linear feet
The collection is arranged into 9 series: Series 1: Biographical Information, circa 1825-1966 (Box 1-2; 4 folders) Series 2: Correspondence, 1819 - circa 1880s, circa 1960s (Box 1; 6 folders) Series 3: New York Customs House Commission File, circa 1837-1841 (Box 1; 1 folder) Series 4: Artwork, 1830 - circa 1840s (Box 1; 1 folder) Series 5: Writings and Notes, 1824 - circa 1890s (Box 1; 4 folders) Series 6: Financial Materials, 1838-1853 (Box 1; 2 folders) Series 7: Printed Material, 1848-1889, 1942 (Box 1; 4 folders) Series 8: Photographs, circa 1910s, circa 1930s (Box 1; 1 folder) Series 9: Plaster Cast, circa 1800s (Box 1; 1 folder)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
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, 1819-1966, bulk 1819-1893. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
The papers of John Frazee in the Archives of American Art were digitized in 2010, and total 264 images.
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
Use Note:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Related Materials:
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.
Biography Note:
John Stark Frazee (1790-1854) worked as an sculptor and architect primarily in New York City. He is best known for his design of the New York Customs House and his busts of notable American public figures, including John Wells, John Jay, John Marshall, and Daniel Webster.
Language Note:
English .
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.
Digitization Note:
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.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Architects -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art