Content: Collection consists of a journal of Bartholdi's trip to the U.S. in 1871 and twenty letters written to his mother during the journey.
Ownership: 1986 Chemical Bank Gift
Content: Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi (1834-1904) was an Alsatian sculptor known for his monumental works on patriotic and republican themes. His most famous creation is the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. The statue, dedicated in 1886, was a gift to the U.S. from the French people.