Giovanni Lombardi letter

Lebanon County Historical Society
924 Cumberland Street, Lebanon, PA, 17042
Material Type
1873 Bulk date(s)
Extent Units
Lombardi, Giovanni Battista ()
Administrative/Biographical History
Giovanni Battista Lombardi (1822-1880) trained as a sculptor at the Brera Academy and began work in 1852. His monument to the Ten Day Revolt of 1849 was erected in Brescia in 1864 and several sculptures in the Vantiniano in the cemetery in Brescia are attributed to him. Edward Burd Grubb (1810-1867) was born in Mount Hope (Lancaster County), Pennsylvania to Henry Bates and Harriet Grubb. Edward Burd, with his brother Clement Brooke Grubb, inherited the family iron business in 1833. He married Euphemia Brown Parker in November 1837 and moved to Burlington, New Jersey apparently due to poor health in 1840. Edward Burd Grubb died August 27, 1867.
Scope and Content
Letter dated July 3, 1873 from Giovanni Battista Lombardi to Edward Burd Grubb concerning marble busts of Grubb and his wife (Euphemia Brown Parker) sculpted by Lombardi and additional sculptures of 'the General and his lady.' The 'general' is not further identified but may refer to Grubb's son E. Burd Grubb, who had been a breveted Union General during the Civil War.
Grubb, Edward Burd, 1810-1867, 1870-1880