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Collection Reference Number GLC02928.01
From Archive Folder Unassociated Civil War Documents 1865-1929 
Title Augustus Saint-Gaudens to Mr. Kennard discussing an inscription with Kennard
Date 15 July 1892
Author Saint-Gaudens, Augustus (1848-1907)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Saint-Gaudens, a noted Gilded Age sculptor, discusses an inscription with Kennard (possibly Martin P. Kennard, a Boston abolitionist and political reformer). States that the inscription, designated for a Boston monument honoring Robert Gould Shaw, is too complicated. Expresses hope that he can persuade John Murray Forbes, a Boston philanthropist and chairman of the Shaw monument committee, to endorse a simpler inscription. Very fragile with several torn creases.
Subjects Art, Music, Theater, and Film  Civil War  African American History  African American Troops  Military History  Union Forces  
People Kennard, Martin Parry (1818-1903)  Saint-Gaudens, Augustus (1848-1907)  Forbes, John Murray (1813-1898)  Shaw, Robert Gould (1837-1863)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme Arts & Literature; Slavery & Abolition; The American Civil War
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Additional Information John Murray Forbes (1813-1898) was a railroad magnate and abolitionist who provided financial support to radical abolitionist John Brown. He also campaigned on behalf of Abraham Lincoln.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
Civil War: Unit 54th Massachusetts Infantry