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Chauncey Bradley Ives letters

Ives, Chauncey Bradley, 1810-1894  Search this
Allan, Mary Caroline  Search this
Bushnell, Horace, 1802-1876  Search this
Chauncey, Charles  Search this
Hart, Joel Tanner, 1810-1877  Search this
Roberts, C. D.  Search this
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925  Search this
Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896  Search this
Tilton, Caroline  Search this
7 Items ((filmed on partial microfilm reel))
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
1838-1883 [and undated]
Scope and Contents:
Letters to Ives, 1838-1883, including a letter from C.D. Roberts, November 29, 1838, expressing satisfaction with Ives's statue of "Kitty" and reminding him of a second statue titled "Undine"; a letter, October 20, 1847, from Horace Bushnell concerning the reception given Ives's bust of President Day; a letter, February 23, 1849, from Charles Chauncey advising Ives to remain abroad; a letter, October 17, 1860, from Harriet Beecher Stowe relating activities while visiting friends in Peekskill and Brooklyn; a letter, March 6, 1862, from Mary Caroline Allan mentioning American visitors to Rome who have solicited letters of introduction to Ives and giving news of mutual acquaintances, including sculptor Joel Tanner Hart; and a letter, August 8, 1883, from Caroline Tilton.
Also included is an undated letter from John Singer Sargent to his uncle. Sargent gives the address of his new studio in New York City and writes of his father's health.
Biographical / Historical:
Ives was an American sculptor in Rome.
Donated 1965 by Mrs. E. Bartholet. Relationship to Chauncey Ives is not known.
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Sculptors  Search this
Expatriate artists -- Italy -- Rome  Search this
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art

Hartford -- Bushnell Park

Bushnell, Horace, 1802-1876 (developer)  Search this
Connecticut State Capitol  Search this
Landscape architect:
Weidenmann, Jacob  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903  Search this
Olmsted, Olmsted, and Eliot  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Archival materials
Connecticut -- Hartford
Bushnell Park (Hartford, Conn.)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Hartford County -- Hartford
Scope and Contents note:
The folder includes a catalog sheet.
General note:
The two images consist of views of the park and the State Capitol. The Park, approved in 1854, became the country's first planned park financed with public money. The idea was developed through the efforts of Reverend Horace Bushnell. The park, however, was not built until six years later. Bushnell's neighbor and friend, Frederick Law Olmsted, was busy with Central Park in New York, but suggested Jacob Weidenmann as the landscape architect. Weidenmann's 1861 plan focused on informal gardens and walks using plant groupings to screen city buildings and industry. Architectural features, such as the Civil War Memorial Arch (1886), the Capitol (1876), Corning Fountain (1899), the Carousel (1974) and the Performance Pavilion (1995) were added. In the 1940's the Park River was buried and its bridges were demolished. A major transformation in the park occurred at this time when the firm of Olmsted and Olmsted of Brookline, Massachusettes was retained to assist the city in redesigning the Park.
Persons associated with the property and garden include: Jacob Weidenmann (landscape architect, 1861); The Olmsted Firm (landscape architects); and Rev. Horace Bushnell (developer).
Related Materials:
Records related to this site can be found at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Olmsted Job Number 00801, Bushnell Park.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens:
Collection Rights:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Urban parks  Search this
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Hartford  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
AAG.MCF, File CT063
See more items in:
J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

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