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Subseries 2.2 | A Finding Aid to the Abbott Handerson Thayer and Thayer family papers, 1851-1999, bulk 1881-1950 | Digitized Collection

Abbott Handerson Thayer and Thayer family papers, 1851-1999, bulk 1881-1950

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2.2: Emma Beach Thayer Correspondence , 1865-1924

This subseries contains the correspondence of Emma Beach Thayer, also known as Addie by her family, and document her personal life, family relationships, and management of Abbott Thayer's legacy. Found here is a large amount of correspondence with family members, including her step-daughters Mary and Gladys, her step-son Gerald, as well as her parents, sisters, nephews, nieces, and other extended family. Also found is extensive correspondence with her friend, and Thayer's first wife, Kate Bloede Thayer. Much of her correspondence is with the same people who corresponded with Abbott Thayer, but also includes other friends, most notably, Henry Ward Beecher.
After 1916 Emma managed much of Abbott Thayer's correspondence due to his poor health, and included here are a few letters regarding the sale or exhibition of his artwork. Many of the letters found here are condolences to Emma after Abbott's death in 1921, including many letters from artists and friends expressing thoughts and memories of his life. There are also letters from Emma to many of Abbott's friends requesting his letters or copies of his for a planned book of Thayer's correspondence.
Researchers should note that correspondence between Emma and Abbott is arranged in subseries 2.1. Emma's correspondence is arranged alphabetically by last name and chronologically within each folder.
Description Container
A, 1905, 1921-1923
1
77
Beach, Moses S. & Chloe (parents), 1865-1866, 1870, 1902
1
78
Beach, William & Mabel, 1902
1
79
Beecher, Henry Ward, 1870-1883
(2 folders)
1
80-81
Benson, Frank W., 1921-1923
1
82
Birch, Mary Thayer, 1891-1923
(7 folders)
1
83-89
Ba-Bi, 1878, 1914-1922
1
90
Bl-Bu, 1917-1923
1
91
Clemens, Samuel, circa 1880s, 1905
1
92
Cortissoz, Royal, 1917, 1921-1923
1
93
C, 1917-1922
1
94
Dow, Thomas Millie, 1884-1888
1
95
D-E, circa 1900-1922
1
96
Freer, Charles L., 1915-1918
1
97
French, Daniel Chester, 1917-1922
1
98
Fuertes, Louis Agassiz, 1921-1923
1
99
F, 1907-1923
1
100
Gellatly, John, 1917-1922
(3 folders)
2
1-3
G, 1920-1923
2
4
H, 1916-1923
2
5
James, William & Alice, 1921-1924
2
6
J-L, 1906-1927
2
7
M, 1921-1923
2
8
N-P, 1918-1924
2
9
Reasoner, David, 1920-1924
2
10
Reasoner, Gladys Thayer, 1910-1923
(5 folders)
2
11-15
Reasoner, Gladys Thayer, Undated Letters, circa 1910-1923
2
16
Rice, James Henry, 1921-1924
2
17
R-S, 1913-1924
2
18
Thayer, Gerald H., 1917, 1921-1923
(2 folders)
2
19-20
Thayer, Kate Bloede, 1881-1887
(5 folders)
2
21-25
Thayer, Kate Bloede, Undated Letters, circa 1881-1887
2
26
T-V, 1891, 1908-1924
2
27
Whelpley, Jay & Philip, 1905-1924
(5 folders)
2
28-32
Whelpley, Jay & Philip, Undated Letters, circa 1905-1924
2
33
W-Y, 1916-1924
2
34
Unidentified Correspondents, 1867-1923
2
35

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