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Barry Faulkner papers, circa 1858-1973

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Series 2: Correspondence , 1900-1973
(Boxes 1; 0.5 linear feet)

Correspondence includes letters from Faulkner's friends, family, fellow artists, and art organizations and institutions. Faulkner's letters with his parents document his 1900-1901 trip to Italy with the Thayer family. Additional family correspondence includes letters from Faulkner's brother Philip, his niece Jocelyn, his nephew Francis, and his cousin Ellen. Topics include daily activities, Faulkner's health, and family affairs and gossip. The letters also discuss other artists, such as August Saint-Gaudens, Abbott Handerson Thayer, Paul Manship, as well as the Cornish Art Colony.
Of special interest are nine folders of correspondence with close friend and writer Witter Bynner about Faulkner's daily life in New Hampshire, travels through Europe, his artistic practice and career, opinions on artistic and literary works, his service in World War I, and Bynner's writings. Included within the correspondence with Bynner are sketches of Abbott Handerson Thayer, Rockwell Kent, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Homer Saint-Gaudens, George de Forest Brush, Kahlil Gibran, and Mark Twain.
Additional correspondents in this series include sculptor Frances Grimes, architect Eric Gugler, painter Leon Kroll, and museum director James Johnson Sweeney, as well as friends Elizabeth Hare, Elsie King, and Milly Knox. The letters discuss Faulkner's career, social events, family, health concerns, travel, and common friends.
Of special interest are two postcards sent by Faulkner to "Maraine[?]" which are illustrated with pictures of Faulkner during World War I.
Also found are letters from publishers about publishing Sketches From an Artist's Life and letters from the Library of Congress regarding a donation of Faulkner's papers.
Some of the letters are typed transcripts and photocopies. Content has been cut out of some of the transcripts, and a few letters are annotated in pencil by an unknown hand.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
Description Container Select
A-C, 1925-1973
1
12
William L. Bauhan, 1969-1970s
1
13
Witter Bynner, 1903-1942
(9 folders)
1
14-22
Condolence Letters, 1966
1
23
F-K, 1949-1973
1
24
Francis Faulkner, 1959-1963
(3 folders)
1
25-27
Jocelyn Faulkner, 1954-1970
(2 folders)
1
28-29
Philip Faulkner, 1919-circa 1958
(2 folders)
1
30-31
Frances Grimes, 1905-1907
(4 folders)
1
32-35
Ann and Eric Gugler, 1960s-1970s
(2 folders)
1
36-37
Elizabeth Hare, 1918-1940s
(3 folders)
1
38-40
Epsie King, 1950s-1966
(3 folders)
1
41-43
Fred King, 1950s-1960s
1
44
Milly Knox, 1942-1960s
(2 folders)
1
45-46
Leon Kroll, 1966
1
47
L-O, circa 1920s-1973
1
48
Library of Congress, 1965-1968
1
49
Isabel Manship, 1966
1
50
P-S, 1949-1966
1
51
Parents, 1900-1902, 1963
(4 folders)
(Also contains letter by Emma Thayer)
1
52-55
Rosamund Putnam, 1966
1
56
Betty and James Kellum Smith, 1954-1957
1
57
James Johnson Sweeney, 1950-1960s
(2 folders)
1
58-59
Laura Sweeney, 1958-1960s
1
60
T-W, 1943-1966
1
61

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