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Allen Tupper True and True family papers, 1841-1987

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Series 3: Correspondence , 1841-1956
(boxes 1-4, 3.5 linear ft.)

This series is organized into two subseries:
  • 3.1: Correspondence Between Family Members, 1841-1955
  • 3.2: Correspondence With Business Associates, Colleagues, and Friends, 1902-1956
Correspondence is on reels 4891-4895.
3.1: Correspondence Between Family Members, 1841-1955
This subseries documents True's thoughts concerning his career and the interaction among members of the True family. Various individuals discuss Tupper and True family business and events. Allen Tupper True describes his art classes at the Corcoran Gallery School, 1901-1902, Howard Pyle's class, 1902-1904, which included George Harding, Gordon McCouch, Thornton Oakley, and N. C. Wyeth, and his work with Frank Brangwyn in 1914. True also discusses his travels and projects.
The following letters contain photographs: 04 Nov 1901 (1 photo of Harry True, Jr.); 08 Dec 1901 (13 photos of family members); May 1902 (1 cyanotype of Pyle's class); 27 Jun 1902 (1 photo of True in front of the U.S. Capitol); 22 Feb 1914 (1 photo of True and his work in his studio and 1 photo of Murphy in True's studio); 30 May 1914 (1 photo of the Robinsons' home); 09 Jun 1914 (1 photo of the Orchestre Louis Berki); 30 Jan 1915 (1 panorama photo of the Panama-Pacific Exposition); 26 Mar 1915 (1 photo of Peggie); 07 Aug 1924 (5 photos of family in an orchard)
Description Container
Correspondence between family members, 1841-1888, undated
Reel 4891
1
31-41
Correspondence between family members, 1888-1900
Reel 4892
1
42-46
Correspondence Between Family Members, 1901-Nov. 1913
Reel 4892
2
1-58
Correspondence between Family Members, Nov. 1913-Jan. 1914
Reel 4893
2
59-64
Correspondence between Family Members, Feb. 1914-May 1935
Reel 4893
3
1-61
Correspondence Between Family Members, May 1935-1955
Reel 4894
4
1-37
3.2: Correspondence With Business Associates, Colleagues, and Friends, 1902-1956,
This subseries focuses more directly on the events of True's career. Fourteen illustrated letters from True to his wife and daughter can also be found here. Notable correspondents are listed below.
  • Blashfield, Edwin: 25 Sep 1924 letter to Frank Brangwyn
  • Brangwyn, Frank: [Jan 1913], 26 Jan 1913, 30 Mar 1913, 08 Jun 1913, 03 Aug 1913, 29 Aug 1915, 20 Nov 1916, 17 Feb 1920, 2 illustrated letters, 1920? (with transcripts), 30 Sep [1920?], 07 May 1922 (with transcript), 22 Oct 1922 (illustrated letter with transcript), 06 May 1923 (illustrated letter with transcript), 1923? (with transcript), an illustrated letter, 1923? (with transcript), 26 Sep 1924 (with transcript), 18 Jun 1933, [1933], 05 Apr 1936 (with transcript). Also see references to Brangwyn in True's letters to his family and in Blashfield's letter to Brangwyn; see True's notebook on Brangwyn in Series "Notes"; see a print by Brangwyn under "Artworks"; and see photographs of Brangwyn and his works under "Photographs"]
  • Brousse-Jacobson, Oscar: 29 Sep 1913, 1 Dec 1915
  • Bruce, Edward: 18 Aug 1934
  • Cook, James H.:27 Aug 1924 letter to John G. Neihardt
  • Cornwell, Dean: 04 June 1932 (illustrated letter), 10 Apr 1954
  • Guerin, Jules: Jan 31, 1918
  • Heye, George G.: 19 Feb 1926, 12 Mar 1926, 07 Jul 1926
  • McCouch, Gordon M: 08 Jul 1911, (09 May 1956 obituary notice) [also see "Photographs of friends"]
  • Minnigerode, C. Powell: 10 Mar 1937
  • Naismith, Grace: 23 Mar 1935, [16 letters, 1935?], 06 Jun 1936, 20 Jun 1935, 24 Jun 1935, [1935?], 29 Jul 1935, [2 letters, 1935?], 08 Sept [1935?], [1935?], 28 Sept 1935, [1935?], 29 Oct 1935], 17 Nov 1935, 04 Dec 1935, 16 Dec 1935, 26 Dec 1935, [3 letters, 1936?], 09 Mar 1936, [1936?], 09 Apr 1936, 16 May [1936?], 08 Jun 1936, 30 Jun 1936, 18 Oct [1936?], 01 Nov 1936, 02 Jun 1937, 15 Jun 1937, 24 Jun 1937, [1937?], 11 Jul 1937, 21 Nov 1955
  • Neihardt, John G. (poet laureate of Nebraska): 28 Jun 1923, 04 Oct 1923, 05 Dec 1923, 25 Feb 1924 (with 14 reproductions of art work by True), [see letter, 27 Aug 1924, from James H. Cook to Neihardt], 5 May 1925, 26 Jun 1925, 25 Jul 1925, 16 Aug 1934
  • Oakley, Thornton: 5 Jul 1933 [also see "Photographs of friends"
  • Phipps, Lawrence C. (Senator from Colorado): 04 Oct 1930
  • Pyle, Howard: 18 May 1902, 25 May 1902, July 11, 1902, 06 Nov [1903], 04 Jun 1906 [also see references to Pyle's classes in True's letters to family members, including letter dated May 1902 containing a cyanotype of Pyle and his students; see additional photographs under "Photographs of friends"; and see exhibition catalog for Pyle under "Printed material"]
  • Rowan, Edward: 24 Sep 1934
  • Rush, Olive: undated
  • Rutherford, Forest: 08 Mar 1914 letter to Rutherford from True contains a photo of True
  • Thornton, Dan (Governor of Colorado): 25 Jan 1954
  • Winter, Ezra: 23 Feb 1922
  • Wyeth, N. C.: 06 Jan 1909 [also see "Photographs of friends" and "Album I"]
Description Container
Correspondence With Business Associates, Colleagues, and Friends, 1901-1980, undated
Reels 4894-4895
4
38-73

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