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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.
DescriptionContainer
A, 1905, 1921-1923
Addams, Jane
Allen, Glover M.
Allen, Irene C.
Allen, Nellie Wright
American Academy of Arts and Letters
American Federation of Arts
Andrews, Robert D.
Atlantic Monthly
Ayres, Philip W.
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
Backhouse, Irene
Barker, Virgil
Bartsch, Paul
Bayard, Mabel
Beach, Ella
Beatty, Mr.
Beaulieu, Bessie Price
Bigelow, Henry B.
Birch, Elsie
1
90
Bl-Bu, 1917-1923
Blashfield, Edwin Howland
Bowditch, Nancy
Bowditch, Vincent Y.
Brackett, Mary A.
Bradley, Susan H.
Braun, John F.
Brown, Demetra & Kenneth
Browne, George & Emily H.
Brush, George de Forest
Buffalo Fine Arts Academy
Burlingham, L. L.
1
91
Clemens, Samuel, circa 1880s, 1905
1
92
Cortissoz, Royal, 1917, 1921-1923
1
93
C, 1917-1922
Carr, W. S.
Channing, Anna K.
Churchill, Alfred
Coffin, Grace P.
Coffin, William A.
Cole, Kate Foote
Cole, Timothy
Contant, R. B.
Coolidge, John T.
Curtis, Benjamin
1
94
Dow, Thomas Millie, 1884-1888
1
95
D-E, circa 1900-1922
Dewing, Maria Oakey
Dewing, Thomas Wilmer
Dickerson, Roy E.
Dow, Florence E.
Elliot, Mary
Emerson, Annie S.
Emerson, Edward W.
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
Faulkner, Barry
Field, Mary D.
Fischer, Dr. Martin H.
Forbes, Alexander
Foster, Ben
Freer Gallery of Art
Fuller, Lucie Fairchild
1
100
Gellatly, John, 1917-1922
(3 folders)
2
1-3
G, 1920-1923
Gab__?, Clara C.
Gould, Laura Stedman
Goodnow, W. L.
Gulick, Alida Carey
2
4
H, 1916-1923
Hassam, Childe
Hawthorne, Charles W.
Hawthorne, Marion
Hazen, John D.
Historical Press Association
Hemenway, Mr.
Holt, Florence F.
Houghton Mifflin Company
2
5
James, William & Alice, 1921-1924
2
6
J-L, 1906-1927
Jenkins, Elizabeth F.
John Lane Company
Kent, Rockwell
Keyes, Alicia
Kittredge, S. Dana
Low, Will H.
2
7
M, 1921-1923
Macbeth, Robert W.
MacKaye, Percy
MacVeagh, Franklin
Masefield, J.
Mason, John?
McIlvane, William M.
Merriman, Charlotte B.
Minnigerode, C. Powell
Morris, Harrison S.
2
8
N-P, 1918-1924
National Association of Audubon Societies
Of, George Ferdinand
Pabrelivitsch?, Mme. Ossip
Pepper, Charles H.
Pevey?, Eustace
Powell, Caroline
Powers, Henrietta
Putnam, James J.
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
Reilly, Mary S.
Roosevelt, Edith K.
Sackett, Edith S.
Sainsbury, Grace E.
Sargent, John Singer
Sears, Mrs.
Sharman, John
Shurtleff, Clara E.
Slack, Julia
Smart, Ann Wentworth
Smith, Annie Morrill
Smith, H. A. Hammond
Stillman, Evangeline
Stone, Ellen J.
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
Thayer, Dr. William & Ellen Handerson
Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service
Troccoli, Giovanni B.
Tryon, Dwight W.
Twitchill?, Charlotte H. P.
Van Loon, Elize Bowditch
Von Villern, Wilhelmina
Vose, Robert C.
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
Walker, Henry O.
War Office, London
Wheeler, Emma H.
White, Lawrence Grant
Whiting, Sue Thayer
Whiting, Winifred Harris
Whitney, Douglas
Wister, Owen
Wyeth, Annie W.
Wyeth, N. C.
Yale University
2
34
Unidentified Correspondents, 1867-1923
2
35

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