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Charles Green Shaw papers, 1833-1979, bulk 1909-1974

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Series 2: Correspondence , 1833-1973
(Boxes 1-3; 2.5 linear ft.)

The series is arranged as 2 subseries:
  • 2.1: Charles Green Shaw, 1909-1973
  • 2.1: Family Correspondence, 1833-1888
2.1: Charles Green Shaw, A-Z, 1909-1973
Charles Green Shaw's correspondence documents his personal and professional life. It consists mainly of incoming letters with some drafts and a few carbon copies of outgoing letters. While Shaw was away at school, in the service during World War I, and during extended stays in England and France soon after the War and in the early 1930s, his uncle and brother wrote frequently of everyday life at home. Letters from friends and acquaintances provide a glimpse of Shaw's life as a "man about town" as do many surviving love letters. Other correspondence concerns his careers as an artist, writer and illustrator.
The alphabetized portion of Shaw's correspondence includes a small amount of correspondence with individuals of note, among them Adele Astair, Clarence and Ruby Darrow, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John D. Graham, Anita and John Loos, H. L. Mencken, Robert C. Osborn, Cole Porter, Carl Van Vechten, and Walter Winchell.
Many of Shaw's sketchbooks arranged in Series 4 also contain drafts of letters.
The majority of the correspondence is arranged chronologically, though a much smaller quantity of correspondence with notable individuals has been separated and is arranged alphabetically.
Description Container
Astair, Adele, 1927, undated
1
10
Carroll, Jane, 1922-1923, undated
1
11
Darrow, Clarence and Ruby, 1927-1928
1
12
Fitzgerald, F. Scott, 1927
1
13
Graham, John D., 1938, 1949
1
14
Lehmann, Rosamund, 1927
1
15
Loos, Anita and John, 1928-1931, undated
1
16
Mencken, H. L., 1925-1942
1
17
Morgan, Helen, 1927, undated
1
18
Osborn, Robert C., undated
1
19
Porter, Cole, 1922-1959, undated
1
20
Strange, Michael, undated
1
21
Van Vechten, Carl, 1928
1
22
Winchell, Walter, 1931
1
23
Chronological Correspondence, 1909-1918
1
24-36
Chronological Correspondence, 1918-1973
2
1-22
Chronological Correspondence, undated
3
1-11
2.2: Family Correspondence, 1833-1888
Correspondence found here primarily concerns business and family matters. Correspondents represented are Charles G. Shaw, Sr. and Jr.(Shaw's grandfather and father), David Shaw, Frank Shaw, George W. Shaw, and Sallie Carr Shaw (Shaw's grandmother).
Description Container
Correspondence, 1833-1888, undated
3
12-14

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