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Chester Beach papers, 1846-1999, bulk circa 1900-1999

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Series 3: Business Records , circa 1900-1958
0.4 Linear feet
Boxes 2-3

Business records include Chester Beach's general business correspondence and correspondence concerning consignments. An address book - alphabetized by services and products - records names, addresses, and sometimes prices. Included among the entries are: "enlarging and reducing; enlarging bust to heroic size," a "marble cutter (first class)" in Florence, a stair builder, photographers, pedestals, and ventilators. The volume recording building expenses and income contains lists of equipment, the effects of William Couper and their disposition, rents collected, coal purchased, and etc. The check register documents payments to foundries, purchases of marble, models, dies, and other supplies and services. Beach's record book, 1907-1947, lists sales (noting title, price, and buyer) and bronzes cast. The same volume also contains names and addresses of clients, dealers, services, tools and supplies; inside its back cover are instructions for cleaning marble and plaster, and for bronzing plaster.
Materials are arranged by document type. Additional business records are scattered among most of the project files (Series 3), and a small number of business letters are preserved in scrapbook volumes 1 and 2 (Series 8).
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
Description Container Select
Address Book (1 volume), 1914
2
66
Building Expenses and Income, 207 East 17th Street (1 volume), 1913-1914
2
67
Check Register (1 volume), 1922-1924
2
68
Consignments
Gorham Company, 1927-1947
2
69
Grand Central Galleries, 1928-1958
2
70
Tiffany and Co., 1926-1936
2
71
William Macbeth, 1908-1916
2
72
Miscellaneous (A-Z), 1908-1955
2
73
Correspondence, General Business, circa 1900-1924
2
74
Correspondence, General Business, 1925-1934
2
75
Correspondence, General Business, 1935-1956
2
76
Invoices, 1909-1934
2
77
Lists of Glass Plate Negatives , circa 1940
2
78
Lists of Photographs, circa 1930
2
79
Record Book (1 volume), circa 1909-1947
2
80
Sculpture Inventories and Lists, Orders, Prizes, etc. (1 volume), 1915-1916
3
1

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