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Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley papers, 1879-1984

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 9 series:

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Series 1: Biographical Material , 1879-1970s
0.8 Linear feet
Box 1, OV 16

This series contains biographical documents for both Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley, including obituaries, handwritten and typed biographical sketches, chronologies, and biographical entries for Who's Who publications. Also found are two questionnaires from unidentified organizations, lists of artwork by Daniel Putnam Brinley, and several award certificates. This series also includes official documents such as passports and their marriage certificate, as well as personal mementos and items from their childhood, such as school records and a handwritten account of Brinley's birth by his mother. Other items of note are early versions of Daniel Putnam Brinley's will and records of his military service in the American Expeditionary Forces and the Camouflage Corps. There are two radio interview transcripts, including a 1942 interview of Kathrine Sanger Brinley and a 1945 interview of both Daniel and Kathrine Brinley.
The bulk of this series has been scanned. Admission tickets have not been scanned.
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Obituaries for Daniel Putnam Brinley, 1963
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Obituaries for Kathrine Sanger Brinley, 1966
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Biographical Sketches & Chronologies, Daniel Putnam Brinley, circa 1930s-1950s
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Biographical Sketches, Kathrine Sanger Brinley, circa 1930s-1960s
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Who's Who Biographical Sketches, Daniel Putnam Brinley, 1935-1962
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Who's Who Biographical Sketches, Kathrine Sanger Brinley, 1938-1964
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Questionnaires, circa early-1900, 1939
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Lists of Artwork, circa 1919, 1938, 1970s
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Notes on Brinley Family History, circa 1960s
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Award Certificates, 1904, 1913-1963
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Passports, 1926-1927, 1931
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Membership Cards, 1901-1964
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Birth Record for Daniel Putnam Brinley (Written by Mother), 1879
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Lock of Daniel Putnam Brinley's Hair, 1882
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Church Certificates, 1893
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Kathrine & Emma Sanger School Records, 1896
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"Miscellaneous Items found in Wallet of Wm. I. Sanger", circa 1900
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Last Will and Testament, Daniel Putnam Brinley, 1904, 1913
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Wedding Announcement, 1904
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Marriage Certificate, 1904
Oversized material housed in OV 16.
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Annotated List of First Class Passengers, S. S. Minneapolis, 1904
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Autographed Salamagundi Club Menu, 1909
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Camouflage Corps Records, 1917
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American Expeditionary Forces-YMCA Records, 1917-1919
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American Expeditionary Forces-YMCA Records, 1918-1923
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American Expeditionary Forces-YMCA Records, 1918-1919
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Map of Brinley Property, New Canaan, Connecticut, 1926
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Information on Books by Kathrine Sanger "Gordon" Brinley, 1934-circa 1936
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Radio Interview, Station WSRR Stamford, April 27, 1942
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Radio Interview, D. M. Read Company, January 18, 1945
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Armory Show 50th Anniversary Exhibition Materials, 1963
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Personal Mementos, Kathrine Sanger Brinley, circa early 1900s
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Address Books, circa 1908-circa 1910
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Address Books, circa 1920s
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Address Books, circa 1930s
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Address Books, circa 1940s
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Address Books, circa 1940s
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Address Books, circa 1950s
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Address Books, circa 1950s
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Calling Cards, circa early-1900s
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Admission Tickets, 1904-1964
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Miscellaneous Biographical Material, circa 1920s-1961
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Marriage Certificate, 1904
Oversized material digitized with Box 1, Folder 20.
OV 16

Series 2: Correspondence , 1879-1984
4.6 Linear feet
Box 1-6

Correspondence includes family correspondence and general correspondence. Family correspondence is primarily between Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley, and with immediate family. Letters discuss their travels in Europe, Daniel Putnam Brinley's military service, and other family news.
General Correspondence includes the Brinleys' personal correspondence with friends and extended family and professional correspondence. Correspondence of note is with artists Edwin Blashfield, Edward Bruce, William A. Coffin, Charles H. Davis, Anthony Euwer, Esperanza Gabay, Robert Henri, Hildreth Meiere, Ernest Peixotto, Hugh Troy, and writer John Erskine.
The Correspondence series is arranged into 2 subseries:
  • Subseries 2.1: Family Correspondence, 1879-1940s, 1971
  • Subseries 2.2: General Correspondence, circa 1888-1984
Correspondence is arranged chronologically. The material has been scanned in its entirety.
2.1: Family Correspondence, 1879-1940s, 1971
Much of the family correspondence is between Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley during the periods that they were apart, especially the period before their marriage in 1904 and during the time that Daniel Putnam Brinley was in the American Expeditionary Forces in France from 1917 to 1919. These intimate, detailed letters discuss their travels and events in their everyday lives. Researchers should note that the Brinleys often addressed each other with nicknames such as "Jock" or "Put" for Daniel Putnam Briley, and "Kat" or "Dee Dee" for Kathrine Sanger Brinley. Also found are transcripts and partial transcripts of some of these letters. Additional family correspondence is between Kathrine Sanger Brinley and her sister Emma Sanger, often called "Gippie", "Gyppie", or "Gip", correspondence with her brother William Sanger, her parents William and Kate, and correspondence between Daniel Putnam Brinley and his mother. Within these letters the family discusses their travels, including the Brinley's extensive travels throughout Europe, and news of acquaintances and events. Also found here are a few of Elizabeth Loder's notes on the family correspondence.
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Correspondence between Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley, 1899-1901
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Correspondence between Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley, 1902
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Correspondence between Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley, 1903
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Correspondence between Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley, 1904 January-February
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Correspondence between Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley, 1904 February
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Correspondence between Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley, 1904 February
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Correspondence between Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley, 1904 February-March
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Correspondence between Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley, 1904 March
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Correspondence between Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley, 1904 March
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Correspondence between Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley, 1908
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Correspondence between Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley, 1908 August
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Correspondence between Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley, 1909-1910
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Correspondence between Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley, 1911
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Correspondence between Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley, 1912-1915
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Correspondence between Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley, 1916
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Correspondence between Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley, 1917
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Correspondence between Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley, 1918 January-February
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Correspondence between Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley, 1918 March-April
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Correspondence between Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley, 1918 May
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Correspondence between Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley, 1918 July
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Correspondence between Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley, 1918 October-December
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Correspondence between Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley, 1919
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Correspondence between Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley, 1921-circa 1926
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Correspondence between Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley, circa 1927
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Correspondence between Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley, circa 1928-1942
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Undated Correspondence between Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley, circa 1920s-1940s
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Transcripts of Correspondence between Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley, 1900-1901, 1918-1919, 1927
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Correspondence with Emma "Gippie" Sanger (Sister of Kathrine Sanger Brinley), 1896-1897
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Correspondence with Emma "Gippie" Sanger (Sister of Kathrine Sanger Brinley), 1898-1900
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Correspondence with Emma "Gippie" Sanger (Sister of Kathrine Sanger Brinley), 1903-1904
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Correspondence with Emma "Gippie" Sanger (Sister of Kathrine Sanger Brinley), 1905 January-August
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Correspondence with Emma "Gippie" Sanger (Sister of Kathrine Sanger Brinley), 1905 August-December
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Correspondence with Emma "Gippie" Sanger (Sister of Kathrine Sanger Brinley), 1906
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Correspondence with Emma "Gippie" Sanger (Sister of Kathrine Sanger Brinley), 1907
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Correspondence with Emma "Gippie" Sanger (Sister of Kathrine Sanger Brinley), 1908-1910
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Correspondence with Emma "Gippie" Sanger (Sister of Kathrine Sanger Brinley), 1918-1929
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Correspondence with Emma "Gippie" Sanger (Sister of Kathrine Sanger Brinley), 1930-1936
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Correspondence with Emma "Gippie" Sanger (Sister of Kathrine Sanger Brinley), 1937
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Correspondence with Emma "Gippie" Sanger (Sister of Kathrine Sanger Brinley), circa 1939-1945
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Correspondence with William Sanger (Brother of Kathrine Sanger Brinley), 1896-1899
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Correspondence with William Sanger (Brother of Kathrine Sanger Brinley), 1907-1932
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Correspondence with William and Kate Sanger (Parents of Kathrine Sanger Brinley), 1895-1903
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Correspondence with William and Kate Sanger (Parents of Kathrine Sanger Brinley), 1904
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Correspondence with William and Kate Sanger (Parents of Kathrine Sanger Brinley), 1905
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Correspondence with William and Kate Sanger (Parents of Kathrin Sanger Brinley), 1906
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Correspondence with William and Kate Sanger (Parents of Kathrin Sanger Brinley), 1907
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Correspondence between Daniel Putnam Brinley and his Mother, 1904-1906, 1910
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Letters to the Parents of Daniel Putnam Brinley regarding his Birth, March 1879
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Notes about Family Correspondence, 1971
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2.2: General Correspondence, circa 1888-1984
General correspondence includes Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley's personal and professional correspondence, mostly incoming letters, for a period of over 75 years. The bulk of the letters are from friends and extended family and discuss travel, mutual acquaintances, social events, and other general news. Much of the personal correspondence does not include the sender's last name. Also found are many letters from Katherine's former priest, E. A. Bazett-Jones, who often addressed her as "daughter" in his letters, and other members the religious community in which the Brinley's were active members.
Professional correspondence discusses Daniel Putnam Brinley's art exhibitions, mural and painting commissions, the sale of his artwork, and his involvement in art organizations and events. Also included is Kathrine Sanger Brinley's correspondence with magazine and book publishers such as Craftsman magazine and Dodd, Mead & Company, regarding the publishing of her articles and travel books. The Brinley's maintained very little correspondence with other artists, but notable correspondents include the artists William Chadwick, Anthony Euwer, Charles H. Davis, Edward Bruce, Esperanza Gabay, Robert Henri (one letter, dated 1914), Hildreth Meiere, Edwin Blashfield, William A. Coffin, Ernest Peixotto, and Hugh Troy, as well as the writer John Erskine. This subseries also includes a small amount of Elizabeth Loder's correspondence with art organizations, galleries, and others regarding the Brinleys.
Researchers should note that additional correspondence can be found in Series 4: Commission Files and Series 5: Organization Files.
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Correspondence, circa 1888-circa 1893
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Correspondence, 1894-1895
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Correspondence, 1896-1899
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Correspondence, 1900-1901
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Correspondence, 1902
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Correspondence, 1903
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Correspondence, 1904
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Correspondence, 1905
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Correspondence, 1906
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Correspondence, 1907
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Correspondence, 1908
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Correspondence, 1909-circa 1911
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Correspondence, 1912-1913
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Correspondence, circa 1914-circa 1915
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Correspondence, 1916-1917
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Correspondence, circa 1918
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Correspondence, 1919-1920
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Correspondence, 1921-1922
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Correspondence, 1923
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Correspondence, circa 1923-circa 1924
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Correspondence, 1925
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Correspondence, 1926
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Correspondence, 1927
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Correspondence, 1927
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Correspondence, 1928
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Correspondence, 1928
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Correspondence, 1929
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Correspondence, 1929
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Correspondence, 1930
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Correspondence, 1930
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Correspondence, 1931
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Correspondence, 1931
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Correspondence, 1932
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Correspondence, 1932
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Correspondence, circa 1932
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Correspondence, 1933
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Correspondence, 1933
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Correspondence, 1934
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Correspondence, 1934
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Correspondence, 1935
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Correspondence, 1935
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Correspondence, 1935
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Correspondence, 1935
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Correspondence, 1936
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Correspondence, 1936
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Correspondence, 1936
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Correspondence, 1937
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Correspondence, 1937
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Correspondence, 1938
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Correspondence, 1938
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Correspondence, 1939
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Correspondence, 1939
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Correspondence, 1940
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Correspondence, 1940
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Correspondence, 1941 January-April
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Correspondence, 1941 May-December
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Correspondence, 1942 January-June
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Correspondence, 1942 July-December
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Correspondence, circa 1942
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Correspondence, 1943
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Correspondence, 1943
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Correspondence, 1944
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Correspondence, 1944
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Correspondence, 1945
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Correspondence, 1945
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Correspondence, 1946
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Correspondence, 1946
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Correspondence, 1947
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Correspondence, 1947
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Correspondence, 1948
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Correspondence, 1949
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Correspondence, 1950
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Correspondence, 1951
5
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Correspondence, 1951
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Correspondence, 1952
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Correspondence, 1953
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Correspondence, 1954
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Correspondence, 1955
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Correspondence, 1956
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Correspondence, 1957
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Correspondence, 1958
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Correspondence, 1959
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Correspondence, 1960
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Correspondence, 1961
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Correspondence, 1962
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Correspondence, 1962
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Correspondence, 1963
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Correspondence, 1963
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Correspondence, 1963
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Correspondence, 1963
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Correspondence, 1964
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Correspondence, 1966
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Correspondence, 1965
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Correspondence, 1965
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Unidentified Correspondence, circa 1900-1964
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Undated Correspondence, circa 1900-1964
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Elizabeth Loder Correspondence regarding Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley, 1965-1984
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Series 3: Writings and Notes , circa 1895-1964
3.3 Linear feet
Box 6-9

Writings and notes are by both Daniel Putnam Brinley and Kathrine Sanger Brinley. These include one diary of Daniel's and fifteen of Kathrine's. There are also numerous notebooks, essays, prose, lecture notes, research notes, travel essays, notes about religion, autobiographical essays, and poetry. Among Kathrine Sanger Brinley's writings are numerous engagement calendars.
The Writings and Notes series is arranged into 2 subseries:
  • Subseries 3.1: Writings and Notes by Daniel Putnam Brinley, circa early 1900s-1962
  • Subseries 3.2: Writings and Notes by Kathrine Sanger Brinley, circa 1895-1964
Writings have been loosely grouped by type, format, and subjects.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
3.1: Writings and Notes by Daniel Putnam Brinley, circa early 1900s-1962
There is one diary kept by Daniel Putnam Brinley while he was traveling to Paris in 1918 to work for the American Expeditionary Forces. Also found with the diary are transcripts and summaries of portions of the diary. Three notebooks include essays about his participation in the Foyers du Soldat, about religious art, and a fictional story called "Nightmare." There are additional essays about art and his travels in Canada. Also found are short stories, research notes for his murals, poetry, plays, lecture notes, autobiographical accounts, and miscellaneous notes. One item, "A Trip to Mount Washington," is illustrated.
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Diary, 1918
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Notebook, "Decorating a Foyer in Montdidier", 1918
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Notebook, "Religious Art", circa 1914
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Notebook, "Nightmare", circa early-1900s
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Writings about Travels in Canada, circa 1934
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"Color in Relation to Art and Life", circa early-1900s
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"Mr. Rubenstine", circa early-1900s
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"Now Listen Children Before You Sleep", circa early-1900s
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"Preamble", circa early-1900s
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"Scoop", circa early-1900s
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"Subject Matter for a Pictorial Presentation of the Opening and Development of the West", circa early-1900s
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"The Awakening of Emma: A Comedy in One Act", circa 1908
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"Decorating a foyer in Montdidier", 1918
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"A Ballad of Marriage: To Cornelia and Hildie", 1922
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"The Queen Anne Shop - Bermuda", circa 1920s
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"Talk given at St. Mark's in the Bowerie", 1936
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"A Trip to Mount Washington by Uncle Dan and the Duchess", 1936
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"The Dumb Wife or Murder in the Air", circa 1930s
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"Newport, R. I.", 1954
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"I Call This a Crazy Tale", 1958
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"Put's Speech re: Armory Show", circa 1962
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Engagement Calendar, 1918
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Miscellaneous Writings, circa 1900s-1950s
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Miscellaneous Writings, circa 1900s-1950s
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3.2: Writings and Notes by Kathrine Sanger Brinley, circa 1895-1964
Writings by Kathrine Sanger Brinley primarily document her daily life, travels, and thoughts on religion. Included are 15 diaries, some very small pocket-sized books, in which she recorded daily events and thoughts. Several of the diaries describe the period she and Daniel Putnam Brinley were living in Paris and Florence. The diary from 1908 also includes color illustrations by Daniel Putnam Brinley. Many of the later diaries contain loose items within the pages, such as postcards and news clippings. Within "A Diary of Private Prayer" Kathrine wrote her daily thoughts on her religious practice. Writings by Kathrine also include several notebooks, primarily from the period the Brinley's were living in Europe; travel notes from Europe written on the back of numerous postcards; travel essays about her travels in Bermuda in 1921; poetry; autobiographical essays; notes on religion; engagement calendars; and miscellanous writings and fragments.
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Diaries, 1901-1905
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Diaries, 1905
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Diaries, 1904-1908
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Diaries, 1906
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Diaries, 1906-1908, 1927
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Diaries, 1908
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Diaries, circa 1900-circa 1904
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Diaries, 1929
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Diaries, 1940, 1954
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Diaries, 1945
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Diaries, 1946
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Diaries, circa 1953-circa 1954
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Diaries, 1956-1957
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Diaries, 1958
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Diaries, circa 1964
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Diary, "A Diary of Private Prayer", 1960
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Notebooks, circa 1903-circa 1904
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Notebooks, circa 1903-circa 1904
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Notebooks, circa 1905-1908
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Notebooks, circa 1905-1908
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Notebooks, 1960
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Notebooks, 1960
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Notebooks, 1963
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Notebook, (Includes sketches by Daniel Putnam Brinley), circa 1907-1908
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School Notebook, "Junior A. Literature", circa 1895
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Notes about Religion, 1918-1958
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Notes, 1901-1960s
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Notes, 1901-1960s
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Travel Notes from Europe, circa 1905-circa 1908
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Travel Notes from Europe, circa 1905-circa 1908
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Travel Notes from Europe, circa 1905-circa 1908
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Travel Notes from Europe, circa 1905-circa 1908
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Writings about Bermuda, circa 1921
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Poetry, 1903-1937
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"Items & Incidents in the Story of My Life", circa 1900
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"A Literary Quartette", circa 1900
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"Fairy Hunting in Normandy", circa early-1900s
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"Datchet House", circa 1914
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"The Spoken Word", circa 1930s
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"Journal of Gordon Brinley: Summer, 1939", 1939
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"Mrs. Patrick Campbell, Famous British Actress Dies at 75", 1940
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"Publicity for New Canaan Library Exhibition", 1954
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Engagement Calendars, 1910-1916
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Engagement Calendars, 1917-1922
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Engagement Calendars, 1926-1927
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Engagement Calendars, 1929
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Engagement Calendars, 1930-1932
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Engagement Calendars, 1931
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Engagement Calendars, 1934-1935
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Engagement Calendars, 1936-1937
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Engagement Calendars, 1938-1939
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Engagement Calendars, 1939
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Engagement Calendars, 1940-1942
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Engagement Calendars, 1943-1945
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Engagement Calendars, 1946
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Engagement Calendars, 1947
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Engagement Calendars, 1948-1950
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Engagement Calendars, 1951-1952
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Engagement Calendars, 1953-1954
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Engagement Calendars, 1955
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Engagement Calendars, 1956-1957
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Engagement Calendars, 1958-1959
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Engagement Calendars, 1960
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Engagement Calendars, 1961
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Engagement Calendars, 1962-1963
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Engagement Calendars, 1964
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Miscellaneous Writings, circa 1950s-1986
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Miscellaneous Writings, circa 1950s-1986
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Series 4: Commission Files , 1920-1979
0.8 Linear feet
Box 9-10

Commission files concern specific mural commissions of Daniel Putnam Brinley and may contain correspondence, specifications, lists, contracts, financial agreements and receipts, notes, publicity and clippings, plans, sketches, and photographs of the finished murals. Two commissions for which extensive documentation can be found are the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company murals in New York and the Liberty War Memorial in Kansas City Missouri. Detailed original mural studies for the Metropolitan Life Insurance commission is filed in Series 9: Artwork.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
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Hudson Motor Car Company of New York, Inc., 1920
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St. Mark's Parish, New Canaan, Connecticut, 1922-1961
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Maillard's Restaurant, Chicago, Illinois, 1924
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Fordham Lutheran Church, New York, 1925-1928
9
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Liberty Memorial, Kansas City, Missouri, 1925-1930
9
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Liberty Memorial, Kansas City, Missouri, 1930-1977
9
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Liberty Memorial, Kansas City, Missouri, circa 1925-circa 1977
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Liberty Memorial, Kansas City, Missouri, circa 1925-circa 1977
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Bank of New York & Trust Co., 1928
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Brooklyn Savings Bank, New York, 1928-1975
10
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Brooklyn Savings Bank, New York, 1928-1975
10
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News Building, New York, New York, 1929-1938
10
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120 Wall Street, New York, 1930-1931
10
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Saint George's Episcopal Church, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1931-1953
10
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Saint George's Episcopal Church, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1932-1947
10
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Post Office, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1932
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Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, New York, 1932-1940
10
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Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, New York, 1940-1942
10
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Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, New York, 1949-1950
10
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Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, New York, 1950-1973
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Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, New York
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Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, New York, 1941
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Blakely, Georgia, Post Office, 1937-1939, 1979
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St. Paul's Church, Norwalk, Connecticut, 1947-1959, 1974
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Wayside Cross, New Canaan, Connecticut, 1950-1957
10
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Community Baptist Church, New Canaan, Connecticut, 1954-1974
10
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Trinity Church, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, 1955-1956
10
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Congregational Church, New Canaan, Connecticut, 1959
10
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Series 5: Organization Files , 1909-1964
0.9 Linear feet
Box 10-11

Organization files document the Brinleys' participation and membership in arts and social organizations, and Daniel Putnam Brinley's executive and administrative positions in many of these organizations. Files may include correspondence, reports, bulletins, newsletters, invitations, exhibition catalogs, constitutions and by-laws, and member lists. Files for the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design and the Silvermine Guild of Artists also contain group photographs which include the Brinleys.
This series has been scanned in its entirety. For some published items, only the covers have been scanned.
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Architectural League of New York, 1923-1963
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Architectural League of New York, 1923-1924
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Architectural League of New York, 1948-1960
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22
Beaux-Arts Institute of Design, 1913-1945
10
23
Beaux-Arts Institute of Design, 1926-1929
10
24
Beaux-Arts Institute of Design, 1929-1930
10
25
Beaux-Arts Institute of Design, 1932-1939
10
26
The Coffee House, 1921-1964
10
27
The Coffee House, 1921-1964
10
28
Edward MacDowell Association (MacDowell Club), 1911-1963
10
29
Edward MacDowell Association (MacDowell Club), circa 1911-circa 1963
10
30
Edward MacDowell Association (MacDowell Club), 1912-1930
10
31
Edward MacDowell Association (MacDowell Club), 1931-1963
10
32
Grand Central Art Galleries (Painters and Sculptors Gallery Association), 1923-1954
11
1
National Academy of Design, 1940-1956
11
2
National Academy of Design, 1956-1964
11
3
National Arts Club, 1910-1964
11
4
National Arts Club, 1910-1964
11
5
National Arts Club, 1910-1964
11
6
National Soap Sculpture Committee, 1941-1958
11
7
National Society of Mural Painters, 1923-1930
11
8
National Society of Mural Painters, 1935-1963
11
9
New Canaan Garden Club, 1918-1962
11
10
New Canaan Garden Club, 1930-1962
11
11
Silvermine Guild of Artists, 1909-1964
11
12
Silvermine Guild of Artists, 1909-1964
11
13
Silvermine Guild of Artists, 1909-1964
11
14

Series 6: Financial and Legal Records , 1896-1965
0.4 Linear feet
Box 11

Financial and legal records include account books, expenditure notebooks, bills and receipts, leases, power of attorney documents, and scattered social security, stock, banking, and tax records. There are legal and financial records regarding Datchet House, the Brinleys' home in New Canaan, Connecticut, including documents concerning construction and the eventual sale of the house. Also found are publication agreements and royalty statements for the four travel books written by Kathrine Sanger Brinley. Additionally, this series contains estate settlement records for two of Daniel Putnam Brinley's relatives.
This series has been partially scanned. Items not scanned include bills and receipts, estate records, banking documents, earning statements, royalty reports, social security documents, tax records, and stock records.
Description Container Select
Account Book, 1906-1907
11
15
Bank Statements, 1934
11
16
Bills and Receipts, 1896-1965
11
17-18
Court Documents, 1942-1943
11
19
Documents regarding Construction of Datchet House, 1913-1914
11
20
Documents regarding Construction of Datchet House, 1913-1914
11
21
Documents regarding Sale of Datchet House, 1944-1945
11
22
Documents regarding Sale of Land, 1935
11
23
Earning Statements, 1919, 1945
11
24
Estate Records, Putnam Brinley (Uncle of Daniel Putnam Brinley), 1913-1914
11
25-26
Estate Records, Samuel D. Bradford, 1912-1941
11
27-28
Leases, 1909-1944
11
29
Leases, 1909-1944
11
30
Notebook of Expenditures, 1905
11
31
Notes on Finances, circa 1910s-1940s
11
32
Power of Attorney, 1917-1918
11
33
Publication Agreements, 1934-1936
11
34
Records of Checks Drawn, 1910-1949
11
35
Royalty Reports, 1937-1946
11
36
Social Security Documents, 1951
11
37
Stock Records, 1917-1944
11
38
Tax Documents, 1914-1957
11
39
Warehouse Lists, 1945
11
40
Miscellaneous Legal Documents, 1896-1935
11
41

Series 7: Printed Material , 1895-1979
1.8 Linear feet
Box 11-13, OV 16-17

Printed Material consists of published books, including Ruines de Guerre containing illustrations by Brinley of war damages in France published by the Y.M.C.A., exhibition catalogs and announcements; printed materials related to travel; event brochures, programs, and invitations; news clippings; religious publications; newsletters and reports from organizations; and magazines. There is an issue of Alfred Stieglitz's magazine Camera Work with a handwritten inscription to Brinley from Stieglitz.
Portions of this series have been scanned. Items not scanned include some books, travel publications, postcards, programs, religious publications, and reproductions of artwork. For some published items, only the covers have been scanned.
Description Container Select
Book, About the Neighborhood and Other Things, circa 1919
11
42
Book, Extracts from Papers of the Society of Painters in Tempera, 1927
11
43
Book, Faith Through Love, 1896
11
44
Book, Ruines de Guerre, 1919
Oversized material housed in OV 17.
11
45
Book, St. Mark's and Its Forebears The First 200 Years, 1964
11
46
Book, The Story of the Armory Show, 1938
12
1
Brochures and Maps from Travels, 1904-1975
12
2
Brochures, Miscellaneous, 1910-circa 1960s
12
3
Bulletin of the National Arts Club, 1921-1938
12
4
Bulletin of the National Arts Club, 1939-1962
12
5
Event Invitations & Announcements (Non-Art Related), 1892, circa 1932-1940s
12
6
Exhibition Catalogs and Announcements, 1905-1906
12
7
Exhibition Catalogs and Announcements, 1907
12
8
Exhibition Catalogs and Announcements, 1908-1909
12
9
Exhibition Catalogs and Announcements, 1910-1911
12
10
Exhibition Catalogs and Announcements, 1913-1921
12
11
Exhibition Catalogs and Announcements, 1922-1955
12
12
Exhibition Catalogs and Announcements
12
13
Undated Exhibition Catalogs and Announcements, circa 1900-1955
12
14
Exhibition Entry Forms & Guidelines, 1914-1964
12
15
Magazine, Camera Work, 1915
12
16
Magazines, Miscellaneous, 1914-1919, 1946
12
17
Map from John Erskine's Book, Penelope's Man, 1928
Oversized material housed in OV 16.
12
18
News Clippings, 1897-1909
12
19
News Clippings, 1910-1911
12
20
News Clippings, 1911
12
21
News Clippings, 1912
12
22
News Clippings, 1913
12
23
News Clippings, 1914
12
24
News Clippings, 1915
12
25
News Clippings, 1916-1917
12
26
News Clippings, 1921-1934
12
27
News Clippings, 1935
12
28
News Clippings, 1935
12
29
News Clippings, 1936
12
30
News Clippings, 1937
12
31
News Clippings, 1938-1947
13
1
News Clippings, 1949-1979
13
2
Undated News Clippings, circa 1897-1966
13
3
Newsletters and Reports, 1914-1940
13
4
Postcards, circa 1900-1960
13
5
Printed Material about Judy Bell, circa 1963
13
6
Printed Material about Mosaics, 1907, circa 1934
13
7
Printed Material about New Canaan, Connecticut, 1934-1968
13
8
Printed Material about Solon Borglum, circa 1923, 1974
13
9
Printed Material from Trip to London, 1927
13
10-11
Programs, 1895-1962
13
12-13
Religious Publications & Sermons, 1899-1974
13
14-15
Reproductions of Artwork by Daniel Putnam Brinley, circa 1930s
13
16
Miscellaneous Printed Material, 1909-1968
Oversized materials housed in OV 16.
13
17
Map from John Erskine's Book, Penelope's Man, 1928
Oversized material from Box 12, Folder 18.
OV 16
Miscellaneous Printed Material, 1909-1968
Oversized material from Box 13, Folder 17.
OV 16
Book, Ruines de Guerre, 1919
Oversized material from Box 11, Folder 45.
OV 17

Series 8: Photographs , 1881-1971
0.8 Linear feet
Box 13-14, OV 22

This series contains photographs of Daniel Putnam Brinley, Kathrine Sanger Brinley, their travels, residences, and artwork. Portraits of Daniel Putnam Brinley depict him as a child and young man, and working on mural projects. Several portraits of Kathrine Sanger Brinley depict her as a young woman, in her wedding gown, and in costume. Also found are photographs of the Brinleys with, mostly unidentified, family and friends. Additional photographs are of Brinley in the military in Europe, and relatives of the Brinleys, including Daniel Putnam Brinley's mother and father, and Kathrine's brother Will Sanger and sister Emma Sanger. There is one photograph album of travels in California in 1902. Additional travel photographs are of trips to Canada, Bermuda, and Italy. Some photographs of Bermuda were taken in 1971 by Brinley's niece, Elizabeth Loder. Also found are photographs of the Brinley home, Datchet House, in New Canaan, Connecticut, their home in New York City, and an exterior photograph of John Erskine's studio. This series also includes a collection of reference photographs of artwork, murals, and frescoes from Churches in Italy, and a small number of photographs of artwork.
This series has been partially scanned. Items not scanned include reference photographs, photographs of artwork, and negatives.
Description Container Select
Photograph Portraits of Daniel Putnam Brinley, 1881-circa 1910, circa 1940s
13
18
Photographs of Daniel Putnam Brinley painting Murals, circa 1920s, 1932
13
19
Photograph Portraits of Kathrine Sanger Brinley, 1897-circa 1940
13
20
Photographs of Daniel Putnam Brinley & Kathrine Sanger Brinley with Family & Friends, 1890-circa 1940s
13
21
Photographs of Daniel Putnam Brinley & Kathrine Sanger Brinley , circa 1905-1915
Copy prints from nitrate negatives
13
22
Photographs of Daniel Putnam Brinley during Military Service, circa 1918
Copy prints from nitrate negatives
13
23
Photographs of Brinley & Sanger Families, circa 1890-1907
13
24
Photograph Portraits of Others, 1893-circa 1921
13
25
Photograph Album, "Pictures From California", 1902
13
26
Photographs of Travels in Canada, 1937
13
27
Photographs of Travels in Canada, 1937
13
28
Photographs of Travels in Canada, 1937
13
29
Photographs of Datchet House, circa early-1900s
13
30
Photographs of Home at 865 First Ave., 1932
13
31
Photographs of John Erskine's Studio, 1926
13
32
Photographs of Bermuda, 1921, 1971
13
33
Photographs of Italy, circa 1904-1908
13
34
Miscellaneous Personal Photographs, 1895-1927
13
35
Reference Photographs
Arezzo
13
36
Assisi
13
37
Atrani
13
38
Carcassone
13
39
Firenze (Florence)
13
40
Monreale
13
41
Montefalco
13
42
Montone
13
43
Padova
13
44
Palermo
13
45
Perugia
13
46
Pisa
13
47
Ravello
13
48
Ravenna
13
49
Roma
13
50
Siena
13
51
Miscellaneous
13
52
Photographs of Artwork, circa 1930s-1950s
Oversized material housed in OV 22.
13
53
Color Transparencies of Stained Glass Window, circa early-1900s
13
54
Photograph Negatives of Artwork, circa 1950s
14
1-2
Photograph Negatives, Unidentified, circa 1970s
14
3
Photographs of Artwork, circa 1930s-1950s
Oversized material from Box 13, Folder 53.
OV 22

Series 9: Artwork , 1891-1950s
0.9 Linear feet
Box 14-15, OVs 18-21

This series contains artwork by Daniel Putnam Brinley and others, including six sketchbooks by Brinley. Three of the sketchbooks were used by Brinley while living in Paris and include ink and pencil drawings of landscapes, streetscapes, people, and animals. Sketchbook 4 was completed while he was working on Les Foyers Du Soldat in France and includes ink and pencil landscapes. Two additional sketchbooks, one which he titled "Away to Quebec," contain landscape sketches from his trips to Canada, including some watercolors. Additional loose drawings by Daniel Putnam Brinley include drawings for mural projects, landscapes, a drawing of a nude man, and sketches of "Willie's Operation." Also found in this series are several detailed mural studies for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company building in New York City. Artwork by others include a drawing of Brinley by Albert Sterner, a drawing by Reinhold Palenske, and a lithograph by John Steuart Curry.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
Description Container Select
Sketchbook 1, circa 1905-1908
14
4
Loose items from Sketchbook 1, circa 1905-1908
14
5
Sketchbook 2, circa 1905-1908
14
6
Sketchbook 3, circa 1907
14
7
Sketchbook 4, circa 1918
14
8
Sketchbook 5, circa 1930s
14
9
Sketchbook, "Away to Quebec", 1935
14
10
Mural Studies for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, 1941
Oversized material housed in OVs 19-21.
14
11
"Miniature Landscapes by Daniel Putnam Brinley", circa late-1950s
14
12
Artwork by Daniel Putnam Brinley, 1904-1941
Oversized material housed in OV 18.
15
1
Artwork by Daniel Putnam Brinley, circa 1904-circa 1941
15
2
Artwork by Daniel Putnam Brinley, circa 1901-circa 1941
15
3
"Symbols and Emblems", circa 1940s
15
4
Artwork by Others, 1891-1937
15
5
Hand-drawn Maps, 1907, early-1900s
15
6
Valentines, 1950, circa 1950s
15
7
Sketches by Kathrine Sanger Brinley, circa 1896-1898
15
8
Artwork by Daniel Putnam Brinley, 1904-1941
Oversized material digitized with Box 15, Folder 1.
OV 18
Mural Studies for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, 1941
Oversized material digitized with Box 14, Folder 11.
OV 19
Mural Studies for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, 1941
Oversized material digitized with Box 14, Folder 11.
OV 20
Mural Studies for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, 1941
Oversized material digitized with Box 14, Folder 11.
OV 21

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