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Ward, John Q.A. / Daly, Charles P. / Hackett, James H. "Memorandum of an Agreement" or work contract. Re: creation of a statue honoring William Shakespeare in Central Park, NY.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06343.275 Author/Creator: Ward, John Q.A. / Daly, Charles P. / Hackett, James H. Place Written: [New York, NY] Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 1868/05/22 Pagination: 3 p. + dock. 35.3 cm x 21.5 cm

Summary of Content: Contract establishes commission costs, materials to be used in construction [bronze], etc.

People: Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910
Shakespeare, William

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Art, Music, Theater, and FilmMonumentContractLiterature and Language Arts

Sub Era: Reconstruction

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