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

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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.
Description Container
Diary, 1918
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12
Notebook, "Decorating a Foyer in Montdidier", 1918
6
13
Notebook, "Religious Art", circa 1914
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14
Notebook, "Nightmare", circa early-1900s
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15
Writings about Travels in Canada, circa 1934
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16
"Color in Relation to Art and Life", circa early-1900s
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17
"Mr. Rubenstine", circa early-1900s
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18
"Now Listen Children Before You Sleep", circa early-1900s
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19
"Preamble", circa early-1900s
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20
"Scoop", circa early-1900s
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21
"Subject Matter for a Pictorial Presentation of the Opening and Development of the West", circa early-1900s
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22
"The Awakening of Emma: A Comedy in One Act", circa 1908
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23
"Decorating a foyer in Montdidier", 1918
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24
"A Ballad of Marriage: To Cornelia and Hildie", 1922
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25
"The Queen Anne Shop - Bermuda", circa 1920s
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26
"Talk given at St. Mark's in the Bowerie", 1936
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27
"A Trip to Mount Washington by Uncle Dan and the Duchess", 1936
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28
"The Dumb Wife or Murder in the Air", circa 1930s
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29
"Newport, R. I.", 1954
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30
"I Call This a Crazy Tale", 1958
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31
"Put's Speech re: Armory Show", circa 1962
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32
Engagement Calendar, 1918
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33
Miscellaneous Writings, circa 1900s-1950s
(2 folders)
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34-35
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.
Description Container
Diaries, 1901-1906
(4 folders)
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36-39
Diaries, 1907-1929
(4 folders)
7
1-4
Diaries, 1940-1964
(7 folders)
7
5-11
Diary, "A Diary of Private Prayer", 1960
7
12
Notebooks, circa 1903-1908, 1960-1963
(7 folders)
7
13-19
Notebook, (Includes sketches by Daniel Putnam Brinley), circa 1907-1908
7
20
School Notebook, "Junior A. Literature", circa 1895
7
21
Notes about Religion, 1918-1958
8
1
Notes, 1901-1960s
(2 folders)
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2-3
Travel Notes from Europe, circa 1905-1908
(4 folders)
8
4-7
Writings about Bermuda, circa 1921
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8
Poetry, 1903-1937
8
9
"Items & Incidents in the Story of My Life", circa 1900
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10
"A Literary Quartette", circa 1900
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11
"Fairy Hunting in Normandy", circa early-1900s
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12
"Datchet House", circa 1914
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13
"The Spoken Word", circa 1930s
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14
"Journal of Gordon Brinley: Summer, 1939", 1939
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15
"Mrs. Patrick Campbell, Famous British Actress Dies at 75", 1940
8
16
"Publicity for New Canaan Library Exhibition", 1954
8
17
Engagement Calendars, 1910-1930
(5 folders)
8
18-22
Engagement Calendars, 1931-1945
(7 folders)
8
23-29
Engagement Calendars, 1946-1964
(12 folders)
9
1-12
Miscellaneous Writings, circa 1950s-1986
(2 folders)
9
13-14

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