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Joel T. Hart letters, 1829-1864.

October 12, 2009

Creator: Hart, Joel T. (Joel Tanner), 1810-1877.
Collection number: 2797
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Abstract: Three letters from Joel T. Hart, a Kentucky sculptor, to his brother, John Hart of Clark County, Ky., and an 1843 slave bill of sale. One letter, 1829 (as published in a newspaper in 1881), from Nicholas County, Kan., describes Hart’s studies; one, 1884, from Florence, Italy, recounts his travels and inquires about exhibiting his statues; and an undated fragment discusses a niece-in-law who is trading on Joel Hart’s reputation by using his surname.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: This collection of Hart, a Kentucky sculptor, also contains an 1843 slave bill of sale.