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Barry Faulkner papers, circa 1858-1973

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Series 3: Writings , 1912-1966
(Boxes 1-2; 1.0 linear foot)

Most of this series consists of writings by Faulkner about other artists and writers who were friends and contemporaries. There are writings on Gifford Beal, George de Forest Brush, James Earle Fraser, Harriet Hosmer, Paul Manship, Charles Adams Platt, Hiram Powers, Edward Willis Redfield, Joseph Lindon Smith, Mary Lawrence Tonetti, Mark Twain, Lawrence Grant White, and Mahonri Young.
Other writings are about the history of New Hampshire and the Connecticut River Valley, including essays on the towns of Cornish, Walpole, and Chesterfield in New Hamphire, New Hampshire captivity narratives, stories of the Revolutionary War, and historic sites around Keene, New Hampshire. Two long essays document the history of the Dublin and Cornish art colonies, whose inhabitants included George de Forest Brush, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, and Abbott Handerson Thayer. Another essay is a history of the American Academy in Rome.
Of special interest is an unpublished manuscript called A Neighborhood of Artists which covers the art, history, and the inhabitants of the Connecticut River Valley from the 1800s to the early 1900s. Personages discussed in the manuscript include the eighth president of Yale University Timothy Dwight, notorious criminal Stephen Burroughs, judge and playwright Royall Tyler, architect Richard Morris Hunt, the painter George Fuller, and the sculptors Henry Kirke Brown and Harriet Hosmer. Another chapter discusses the periodical Farmers Weekly Museum.
There is a manuscript of Faulkner's memoir Swift River, published posthumously under the title Sketches of an Artist's Life.
Other writings are about Faulkner's mural commissions including his works for the Elliot Community Hospital in Keene, New Hampshire, the National Archives, the New Hampshire Senate Chambers, and the Oregon State Capitol. Also found are essays on Amherst College, camouflage, the Hopewell Furnace in Pennsylvania, the explorer John Ledyard, walking, and witchcraft.
Writings by others include essays about Faulkner by Leon Kroll and Paul Manship. Also found are miscellaneous essays on the camouflage section in World War I, the history of herb gardens and gardener Margaret Fitch Brewster, the scholar Olivia Rodham, mural paintings in Pennsylvania and the Villa Bosco Parasio in Rome, both written by Eric Gugler. Of special interest is a 1966 interview with Faulkner by John Bond about Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
This series has been scanned in its entirety, except for 3 folders containing writings by others that are unrelated to art.
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An American Sculptor: James Earle Fraser, circa 1950s
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Archives, 1957
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[Art in New Hampshire], late 1940s
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[Artists in the Connecticut River Valley], 1930s-1950s
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Camouflage, circa 1930s-1940s
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The Captivity of Mrs. Johnson, 1957
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Central Square, circa 1950s
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Century Talk, circa 1950s
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Charles Adams Platt, circa 1930s-1950s
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Charles Adams Platt, circa 1930s-1950s
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Col. Francis Faulkner and the Battle of Lexington, 1957
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Commemorative Tribute to James Earle Fraser, 1953
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Cornish [Draft One], circa 1940s-1950s
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Cornish [Draft Two], circa 1940s-1950s
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Dublin [Draft One], circa 1940s-1950s
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Dublin [Draft Two], circa 1940s-1950s
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Dublin [Draft Three], circa 1940s-1950s
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Early History of Keene and the Attack On the Fort, 1957
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Early Years of the American Academy in Rome, 1957
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Edward Willis Redfield, circa 1965
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[Elliot Community Hospital Murals], circa 1920s-1940s
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Fasnacloich, 1962
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George De Forest Brush, circa 1940s-1950s
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Gifford Beal, circa 1956
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Hopewell, circa 1950s
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The Humble Petition of Abagail Faulkner, circa 1950s
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James Earle Fraser, 1953
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James Earle Fraser, 1953
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John Ledyard, circa 1950s
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Joseph Lindon Smith, circa 1956
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Kilburn's Defense 1755, 1957
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[Lecture to Rotary Club], 1942
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Mark Twain in Dublin, 1961
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Mary Lawrence Tonetti, 1958
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Morelands, circa 1950s-1960s
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Mountain Day at Amherst College, circa 1950s
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Mrs. Howe: the Fair Captive of Hinsdale, circa 1950s
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My Early Education, circa 1947
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Nathan Blake, 1957
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A Neighborhood of Artists [Chapter One], circa 1930s-1950s
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A Neighborhood of Artists [Chapter Two], circa 1930s-1950s
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A Neighborhood of Artists [Chapter Three; Draft One], circa 1930s-1950s
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A Neighborhood of Artists [Chapter Three; Draft Two], circa 1930s-1950s
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A Neighborhood of Artists [Chapter Six], circa 1930s-1950s
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A Neighborhood of Artists [Chapter Eight; Draft One], circa 1930s-1950s
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A Neighborhood of Artists [Chapter Eight; Draft Two], circa 1930s-1950s
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A Neighborhood of Artists [Chapter Nine], circa 1930s-1950s
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A Neighborhood of Artists [Chapter Ten], circa 1930s-1950s
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A Neighborhood of Artists [Chapter Eleven], circa 1930s-1950s
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A Neighborhood of Artists [Chapter Twelve], circa 1930s-1950s
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A Neighborhood of Artists [Unknown Chapter], circa 1930s-1950s
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A Neighborhood of Artists [Notes and Outline], circa 1930s-1950s
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A Neighborhood of Artists, 1957
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Notable Figures in New Hampshire History, circa 1950s
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[Notes on Dublin], circa 1950s-1960s
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[Notes Towards Memoirs], circa 1950s-1960s
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Objects Of Historic Interest Easily Reached From Keene, circa 1930s-1940s
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Octomania, circa 1953
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Octomania [Draft and Notes], circa 1953
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[On Art], circa 1940s-1950s
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[On Hiram Powers], circa 1946
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[On Mahouri Young], circa 1940s-1950s
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[On Paul Manship], circa 1950s-1960s
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[On Paul Manship (Notes)], circa 1966
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Paul Manship, circa 1966
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Paul Manship, 1885-1966, circa 1966
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The Problems of a Mural Painter, 1957
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Research on the Murals For the Oregon State Capitol, circa 1938
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Royall Tyler, 1959
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Salma Hale, 1959
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Sketches From an Artist's Life [Chapters 1-2, 4], 1960s
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Sketches From an Artist's Life [Chapters 5-6], circa 1950s-1960s
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Sketches From an Artist's Life [Chapters 8,l0, 12], 1960s
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Sketches From an Artist's Life [Chapters 14, Fragments of Chapter 14, and 15], circa 1950s-1960s
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Sketches From an Artist's Life [Fragments of Chapters 15-16, and Chapter 17], circa 1950s-1960s
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Sketches From an Artist's Life [Fragments], 1960s
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Sketches From an Artist's Life [Outline and Drafts], 1960s
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Stephen Burroughs, circa 1950s
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Talk Before the Lions Club of Keene, New Hamphire, 1955
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Three Dublin Artists, circa 1940s-1960s
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Two Towns, circa 1940s-1960s
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The Uncrowned Poet Laureate of Vermont, circa 1950s
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A Visit to Keene in 1803, 1957
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Walking For Pleasure, circa 1950s
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Wax-Works and Coronets, 1955
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Wax-Works and Diadems [Draft One], circa 1950s
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Wax-Works and Diadems [Draft Two], circa 1950s
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[Writings on George De Forest Brush], circa 1940s-1950s
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Writings by Others
After the Artists Were Gone by H.S. Bennion, 1912
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[Interview With Barry Faulkner Regarding Augustus Saint-Gaudens] by John Bond, 1966
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Mural Paintings in the Forum of the Education Building For the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania at Harrisburg by Eric Gugler, circa 1950s-1960s
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Villa Bosco Parasio by Eric Gugler, 1920
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Herbs and Gardens by Frederika James, 1960
(not scanned)
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Margaret Fitch Brewster by Frederika James, 1964
(not scanned)
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Barry Faulkner, 1881-1966 by Leon Kroll, 1966
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Bosco Parrasio, Rome by Edward Lawson, 1966
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[On Faulkner] by Paul Manship, 1961
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Olivia Rodham by Robbins Milbank, 1964
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History and Ideal of American Art [excerpt] by Eugene Neuhaus, 1931
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[Quotation of Christopher Marlowe], circa 1910s-1920s
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Pluperfect Progressive by Sidney Waugh, circa 1910s-1940s
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[Poems] by Lawrence White, circa 1920s-1950s
(not scanned)
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Murals of Old Keene by [unknown], circa 1938
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