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Bessie Potter Vonnoh papers, circa 1860-1991, bulk 1890-1955

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Series 2: Correspondence , circa 1863-1985
(Box 1; 11 folders)

Correspondence primarily documents Bessie Potter Vonnoh's personal and family life, as well as her career as an artist. Included are letters (mostly transcripts) from Vonnoh, known as "Betty" to her family, to her mother regarding her trip to the Paris International Exposition in 1900 and a later trip to France in 1914. There are letters from Bessie to her husband, Robert Vonnoh, known as "Bonny". Also found are letters to her cousin Lulette Jenness Thompson regarding Vonnoh's career, and several letters from her uncle, J. S. McKenny. Personal and professional correspondence includes letters from Daniel Chester French, Hamlin Garland, Rupert Hughes, Archer Huntington, Larkin G. Mead, Jean Francois Raffaelli, Cornelia Otis Skinner, Mrs. Woodrow Wilson (Ellen Axson) and her daughter Jessie Wilson Sayre, and others. There is one folder of Robert Vonnoh's letters from Charles M. Carter, Daniel Chester French, William M. R. French, Charles Vezin, and others, and scattered family letters. Correspondence is arranged chronologically within each folder.
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From Bessie Potter Vonnoh to Robert Vonnoh, circa 1909-1928
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6
From Bessie Potter Vonnoh to her mother, Mary Potter, 1900
1
7
From Bessie Potter Vonnoh to her mother, Mary Potter, 1914
1
8
From Bessie Potter Vonnoh to Lulette Jenness Thompson, 1946-1953
1
9
To Bessie Potter Vonnoh from her uncle, J. S. McKenney, 1899-1904
1
10
Lulette Jenness Thompson Letters regarding Bessie Potter Vonnoh, 1952-1954, 1982, 1985
1
11
Robert Vonnoh Correspondence, 1899-1926
1
12
From William Vonnoh (Robert's father) to wife Friederika Vonnoh, circa 1863
1
13
General Correspondence, 1892-1914
1
14
General Correspondence, 1915-1947
1
15
General Correspondence, circa 1900-1950
1
16

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