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

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Series 4: Writings , 1907-1970s
(Boxes 6-9; 2.85 linear ft.)

Writings consist mainly of manuscripts, drafts, research and miscellaneous notes; also included are diaries, poems, miscellaneous items, and a music score. Additional writings by Thompson and other authors are found among the subject files (Series 3).
The series is arranged as 3 subseries:
  • 4.1: By Daniel Varney Thompson - Personal and Professional, 1921-1966
  • 4.2: By Daniel Varney Thompson - Food and Garden, 1960s-1970s
  • 4.3: By Other Authors, 1907-1967
4.1: By Daniel Varney Thompson - Personal and Professional, 1921-1966
The personal and professional writings of Daniel Varney Thompson are on art-related topics, science and technology. An index to medieval manuscripts on craftsmanship in major European libraries was compiled by Thompson in 1935 (2 card files). His work on the subject remains unpublished and his notes are extremely valuable since some of the materials noted were lost in World War II. In addition, there are notes and research materials relating to Thompson's translation work. His scientific and technical notebooks (10 vols.) and various writings and reports document projects undertaken as a technical consultant and engineer from the late 1930s through 1960s. Also extant are two diaries, poems, and student writings.
Description Container
Art Notes, Index to Medieval Manuscripts on Craftsmanship (arranged by library), 1935
(2 card files)
6
12-13
Art Notes, Miscellaneous, undated
6
14
Art Writings, 1935-1937, undated
(2 folders)
6
15-16
Diary, Trip to India (typescript copy), 1924
6
17
Diary and Address Book, 1933-1934
(1 vol. disbound)
6
18
Miscellaneous Notes, undated
6
19
Miscellaneous Writings, undated
6
20
Poems, 1928-1929, undated
6
21
Scientific and Technical Notebooks, 1926-1949
(4 folders)
6
22-25
Scientific and Technical Notebooks, 1950-1957, undated
(6 folders)
7
1-6
Scientific and Technical Notes, 1956-1966, undated
(2 folders)
7
7-8
Scientific and Technical Writings, 1937-1957
7
9
Student Notes (art history graduate courses), 1924-1925
(2 folders)
7
10-11
Student Papers (English courses), 1921-1922
7
12
Translation, Diversarium vilium schedula by Theophilus Presbyter, circa 1956
7
13
Translation, Il libro dell'arte by Cennino Cennini, circa 1932
7
14
Translation, Secretum Philosophorum, 1934
(3 folders)
7
15-17
Translation, Various Writings concerning Red and Purple Dyes from Animal Sources, undated
7
18
4.2: By Daniel Varney Thompson - Food and Garden, 1960s-1970s
Thompson's food and garden writings consist of manuscripts, drafts and notes for articles and columns, and for a book-length compilation of these writings.
Description Container
Articles and Columns, A-Z, by title, 1960s-1970s
(6 folders)
8
1-6
Articles and Columns, Untitled, 1960s-1970s, undated
(4 folders)
8
7-10
Articles and Columns, Fragments, undated
8
11
Book, Good Food, Green Gardens and Red and White Wines, 1970s
(2 folders)
8
12-13
Columns, "Food and Garden Gossip,", 1970s
(2 folders)
8
14-15
Columns, "Foodmanship,", 1969-1971, undated
(5 folders)
8
16-20
Columns, "Garden Gossip,", 1970s
(2 folders)
8
21-22
Columns, "Pleasures of Food and Garden,", 1967
8
23
Columns, "The Second Glass,", 1970s
8
24
Columns, Unidentified [possibly "Garden Gossip" or column for Horticulture], 1966
8
25
4.3: By Other Authors, 1907-1967
Writings by other authors include diaries of Thompson's mother and wife and a music score by his brother, Randall Thompson.
Description Container
Saint-Ange, Mme. E. "introduction" (to a cookbook), undated
9
1
Thompson, Cecile de Luze. Diary, 1964-1967
9
2
Thompson, Cecile de Luze. Notes on Weaving Patterns (with diagrams), 1931
9
3
Thompson, Grace R. Diary [typescript copy], summer 1907 and summer 1908
9
4
Thompson, Randall. "Say Ye to the Righteous" (music score inscribed to Dan and Cecily), 1935
9
5
Trotta, Geri. "Buenos Aires: Europe I South America,", undated
9
6

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