Re: General Sidney Johnston's Burial
Here is a note from Alexander Doyle to Colonel William Preston Johnston dated 11/19, 1886 a few months before the dediction of the Metairie statue. I believe that the reference is to the equestrian statue of Albert Sidney Johnston even though the note refers to a BUST? The only bust I know of done of ASJ was by Valentine? "I am sure from the material I now have the likeness will please you." The importance of this note, nevertheless, is that it shows that WPJ and Doyle were in contact. Doyle was an absolute stickler for detail. WPJ was in N.O. as president of Tulane and Doyle had a studio office here also (his other Atelier was in New York City). The statue, I believe was completed and shipped to N.O. from NYC.