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Allyn Cox papers, 1856-1982

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2.1: Family Correspondence , 1878-1982

Family correspondence includes 5 folders of letters written by Cox to family members, primarily his mother, Louise Cox, from circa 1916-1922 and 5 folders of Louise Cox's letters, primarily to Allyn Cox, from 1916 to the 1940s.
Cox's relationships with his siblings is documented in 6 folders of correspondence with his sister, Caroline Cox Lansing, and 3 folders of correspondence with his brother, Leonard Cox, and Leonard's wife, Sylvia.
There are two letters from Kenyon Cox to his half brother William Cochrane, in addition to a biographical sketch of Kenyon Cox, probably written by William, and a letter to Kenyon Cox from Bertha Beckwith. Ethel Cox's correspondence, 1915-1937, consists primarily of letters to her mother and documents her first trip abroad in 1920. Two additional folders of letters from circa 1915-circa 1940s and one from 1941-1971 include correspondence with others, including Allyn Cox, whom she married in 1927.
Also of note are 3 folders of correspondence and records relating to the disposition of Kenyon Cox's Estate undertaken by Allyn Cox and his siblings in the late 1950s-1960s. The correspondence documents gifts of Kenyon Cox's paintings, drawings, and personal archives to various institutions including Bowdowin College, Columbia University, Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, the Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian Institution. Additional correspondence related to this disposition, as well as correspondence with members of Cox's extended family, may be found in 2.2: General Correspondence.
Description Container Select
Cox, Allyn to Family, circa 1916-1917
1
15-17
Cox, Allyn to Family, 1918-1922
1
18-19
Cox, Ethel, circa 1915-circa 1940s
1
20-21
Cox, Ethel, 1915-1971
1
22-34
Cox, Jacob and Phyllis, 1940s-1950s
1
35
Cox, Kenyon , 1878, 1913-1917
1
36
Cox, Kenyon, Disposition of Kenyon Cox Estate, 1958-1968
1
37-39
Cox, Leonard and Sylvia, 1940s-1970s
1
40-42
Cox, Louise, 1945
1
43
Cox, Louise to Allyn Cox, 1916-1940s
1
44-47
Lansing, Caroline Cox, 1929-circa 1982
2
1-6
Lansing, Cornelius, 1950s-1980s
2
7

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