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Daniel Varney Thompson papers, 1848-1979, bulk, 1923-1979

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Series 3: Subject Files , 1925-1979
(Boxes 3-6; 3.0 linear ft.)

Subject files contain varying combinations of correspondence, printed material, photographs, notes and writings relating to Thompson's areas of interest.
The series is arranged into 2 subseries:
  • 3.1: Personal and Professional, 1925-1979
  • 3.2: Food and Gardening, 1966-1974
3.1: Personal and Professional, 1925-1979
Personal and professional subject files include many relating to engineering consulting projects and research interests. Of particular interest are the files on Bernard Berenson consisting of many letters to Thompson dated 1933-1957 and letters from Nicky Mariano, 1959-1966, and Creighton Giilbert, 1968. All of these items appear on microfilm reel 888. Also of note are a file titled Belle da Costa Greene concerning background information and the circumstances surrounding the death of her adopted son. Extensive correspondence, notes, photographs, and research materials (much photocopied) document Thompson's interest in Kermes beetles, the source of crimson dyes in the Middle Ages.
Description Container
Avco Corporation, 1959-1966
3
9
Berenson, Bernard, 1933-1935
3
10
Berenson, Bernard, 1936-1939
3
11
Berenson, Bernard, 1945-1968
3
12
Berenson, Bernard, 1939-1960
3
13
China Expedition, Harvard University, 1925
3
14
Consulting Projects
Mechanical/Optical Instrument System, 1955
3
15
Miscellaneous, 1949-1957, undated
3
16
Schlieren-Shadowgraph System, 1955-1956
3
17
Tension Frame TF2, 1949
3
18
Wavemeter G79, 1942
3
19
Wyckoff Hydrogen Discharge Tube, 1953
3
20
Daniel Varney, Ltd., 1945-1972
3
21
Dover Publications, Inc., 1955-1972
3
22
Greene, Belle da Costa, 1943-1971
3
23
Hindu Paintings at Elloru, 1925-1933
3
24
Jarrell-Ash Company, 1952-1955, undated
(5 folders)
3
25-29
Jones, R. V., 1951-1962
3
30
Kermes Beetles(see also: "Memorial" of the Kermes Group Luncheon)
Correspondence and Notes, 1978-1979
3
31
Photographs, undated
3
32
Research Material [including photocopies of material dated 1733], 1984, undated
(3 folders)
3
33-35
Leases and Mortgage, 1932-1961
4
1
Lucas, Sam, 1951-1974, undated
4
2
Mariano, Nicky (see: Berenson, Bernard)
4
"Memorial" of the Kermés Group Luncheon, 1978
4
3
Sylvania Electric Products, Inc., 1951
4
4
University of Glasgow, 1976
4
5
3.2: Food and Gardening, 1966-1974
Food and gardening subject files document Thompson's career as a writer and columnist on these subjects. Included are extensive files of correspondence with readers, as well as editorial correspondence.
Description Container
Agents, 1970-1973, undated
4
6
B. P. Singer Features, 1968
4
7
Backer, Sally ("Sally's Own Cookbook"), 1968-1970
4
8
Banks, Emily A., 1969-1970
4
9
Book Reviews, 1966-1970
4
10
Boyden, Sarah, 1967-1973
4
11
Chicago Sun-Times, 1968-1973 (see also: Readers -
(2 folders)
4
12-13
Dun and Lapham Agents for Writers, 1971-1973
4
14
Editor and Publisher, 1967-1971
4
15
Family Circle, 1970
4
16
Flower and Garden Magazine (see also: Readers - Flower and Garden Magazine), 1969-1973
4
17
"Food and Garden Gossip" (column), 1970-1971
4
18
"Foodmanship" (column), 1969-1979
4
19
Francatelli, Charles Elme (see: "Queen Victoria's Chef")
4
Gloxinia-Gesneriad Society, 1968-1971
4
20
Gourmet (see also: Readers - Gourmet), 1966-1974, undated
(6 folders)
4
21-26
Greaves, Harry, 1970-1972
4
27
Hearthside Press, 1970
4
28
Horticulture, 1968-1972, undated
(2 folders)
4
29-30
Hubley, Ben, 1968-1971
4
31
Kennedy Special Common Crackers, 1967-1970
4
32
Krech, Inez, 1971-1974
4
33
Melanson, Harold R., 1968-1969
4
34
Morton, Miriam L., 1971-1972
4
35
North Shore Magazine/Essex County Newspapers, Inc. (see also: Readers - North Shore Magazine), 1966-1973
(5 folders)
5
1-5
"Pleasures of Food and Garden" (column), 1967
5
6
Possible Clients, 1968-1973, undated
5
7
Press (Binghamton, N.Y.) (see also: Readers - Press (Binghamton, N.Y.), 1969-1972
5
8
Press Herald-Evening Express (Portland, Maine) (see also: Readers - Press Herald-Evening Express, 1968-1973
(5 folders)
5
9-13
"Queen Victoria's Chef" ( The Modern Cook by Charles Elme Francatelli), 1972
5
14
Correspondence With Readers
Chicago Sun-Times, 1969-1972
(3 folders)
5
15-17
Flower and Garden Magazine, 1970-1971
5
18
Gourmet, 1969-1972
5
19
Miscellaneous, 1968-1974, undated
(4 folders)
5
20-23
North Shore Magazine, 1968-1971
5
24
Press, Binghamton, N.Y., 1969-1971
5
25
Press Herald-Evening Express (Portland, Me.), 1968-1972
(5 folders)
5
26-30
Worcester Telegram (Worcester, Mass.), 1968-1870
(3 folders)
5
31-33
Recipes, undated
6
1
Risley, Dorothy, 1971
6
2
Saylor, William R., 1969-1971
6
3
Seeds and Supplies, 1967-1972
(2 folders)
6
4-5
Speaking Engagements, 1968-1970
6
6
Wilder, Isabel, 1966-1973
(2 folders)
6
7-8
Wines Internationale, 1969-1970
6
9
Worcester Telegram (Worcester, Mass.) (see also: Readers - Worcester Telegram), 1967-1970
6
10
Yankee, 1969-1973
6
11

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