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Doll & Richards records, 1863-1973, bulk 1902-1973

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Series 1: Correspondence, 1863-1972, bulk 1930s-1972
(Boxes 1-14; 14 linear feet)

Incoming correspondence is from artists, collectors, consigners, suppliers and vendors, galleries, and museums. Incoming correspondence is in chronological and alphabetical order. Outgoing correspondence is contained in 46 letterpress copybooks. Correspondence includes topics such as inquiries into appraisals, artwork sales and consignments, framing and shipping arrangements, and exhibitions.
The series is arranged as three subseries:
1.1: Chronological Correspondence, 1863-1972
1.2: Alphabetical Correspondence, 1921-1971
1.3: Letterpress Copybooks, 1930-1967
Because the collection was minimally processed, chronological and alphabetical correspondence have not been merged.
1.1:Chronological Correspondence, 1863-1972
Significant correspondents include artists John Chetcuti, Robert Freiman, Tod Lindenmuth, William Meyerowitz, Dwight Shepler, Elizabeth O'Neill Verner, Stanley Woodward, Andrew Wyeth, and others; Lloyd Goodrich from Whitney Museum of American Art, Azeez Khayat Gallery, Macbeth Galleries, Kleemann Galleries, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. There is one letter from George Inness (1866). Also found among the correspondence is scattered artwork lists, exhibition price lists, and photographs. Items are arranged in chronological order within each folder.
DescriptionContainer
Correspondence, undated
1
1
Correspondence, 1863-1900
1
2
Correspondence, 1903-1915
1
3
Correspondence, 1918-1926
1
4
Correspondence, 1927-1928
1
5
Correspondence, 1929-1930
1
6
Correspondence, 1931-1932
1
7
Correspondence, 1933-1934
1
8
Correspondence, 1935-1936
1
9
Correspondence, 1937
1
10
Correspondence, 1938
1
11
Correspondence, 1939
(2 folders)
1
12-13
Correspondence, 1940s
1
14
Correspondence, 1940
(2 folders)
1
15-16
Correspondence, 1941
(2 folders)
1
17-18
Correspondence, 1942
(3 folders)
1
19-21
Correspondence, 1943
(5 folders)
1
22-26
Correspondence, 1944
(8 folders)
1
27-34
Correspondence, 1945
(8 folders)
1
35-42
Correspondence, 1946
(10 folders)
1
43-52
Correspondence, [1947]
1
53
Correspondence, 1947
1
54
Correspondence, 1947
(11 folders)
2
1-11
Correspondence, 1948
(12 folders)
2
12-23
Correspondence, 1949
(11 folders)
2
24-34
Correspondence, 1950
(12 folders)
2
35-46
Correspondence, 1951
(10 folders)
2
47-56
Correspondence, 1952
(2 folders)
2
57-58
Correspondence, 1952
(10 folders)
3
1-10
Correspondence, 1953
(9 folders)
3
11-19
Correspondence, 1954
(11 folders)
3
20-30
Correspondence, 1955
(7 folders)
3
31-37
Correspondence, 1956
(10 folders)
3
38-47
Correspondence, 1957
(10 folders)
3
48-57
Correspondence, [1958]
3
58
Correspondence, 1958
(10 folders)
3
59-68
Correspondence, [1959]
3
69
Correspondence, 1959
(11 folders)
3
70-80
Correspondence, 1959
4
1
Correspondence, 1960
(12 folders)
4
2-13
Correspondence, [1961]
4
14
Correspondence, 1961
(4 folders)
4
15-18
Correspondence, [1962]
4
19
Correspondence, 1962
(10 folders)
4
20-29
Correspondence, [1963]
4
30
Correspondence, 1963
(12 folders)
4
31-42
Correspondence, 1964
(12 folders)
4
43-54
Correspondence, [1965]
4
55
Correspondence, 1965
(12 folders)
4
56-67
Correspondence, [1966]
4
68
Correspondence, 1966
(12 folders)
4
69-80
Correspondence, [1967]
4
81
Correspondence, 1967
(2 folders)
4
82-83
Correspondence, 1967
(10 folders)
5
1-10
Correspondence, 1968
(10 folders)
5
11-20
Correspondence, [1969]
5
21
Correspondence, 1969
(10 folders)
5
22-31
Correspondence, [1970s]
5
32
Correspondence, 1970
(8 folders)
5
33-40
Correspondence, 1971
(5 folders)
5
41-45
Correspondence, 1972
(2 folders)
5
46-47
1.2:Alphabetical Correspondence, 1921-1971
Significant correspondents include Kennedy Galleries, Azeez Khayat Gallery, and Eliot and Shirley O'Hara. Some of the correspondents in this subseries are also found in the Chronological Correspondence. Folders are arranged alphabetically by name, then chronologically within the folder. Undated materials are filed at the front of the folder.
DescriptionContainer
Bardolet, J. Coll, 1962-1963
5
48
Connaway, Jay and Louise, circa 1948-1963, 1968
(5 folders)
5
49-53
Courvoisier Gallery (San Francisco, CA), 1938-1942
(9 folders)
5
54-62
de Botton, Jean, 1966, January - 1967, February
(2 folders)
5
63-64
Egginton, Frank, circa 1939-1971
(7 folders)
5
65-71
Fulop, Karoly, 1931-1938
5
72
Hekking, William M., 1955-1960
5
73
Kennedy Galleries (New York, NY), 1936-1937, 1944-1961, 1967
(4 folders)
5
74-77
Azeez Khayat Gallery (New York, NY), 1927-1934, 1938
(4 folders)
5
78-81
Azeez Khayat Gallery (New York, NY), 1947-1952
6
1
Azeez Khayat Gallery [Susette Khayat] (New York, NY), 1953-1955
(2 folders)
6
2-3
Azeez Khayat Gallery [Ancient Arts Gallery] (New York, NY), 1956-1966
(4 folders)
6
4-7
M. Knoedler and Co. (New York, NY), 1943-1965
(3 folders)
6
8-10
Leighton, Clare, 1929-1959
6
11
Macbeth Galleries (New York, NY), 1950-1953
6
12
Macknight, Dodge, 1936-1945
6
13
Mundy, Ethel Frances, 1943-1956
6
14
O'Hara, Eliot and Shirley, circa 1932-1940, 1947-1969
(9 folders)
6
15-23
Parsons, Harold W., 1921-1922
6
24
Plowden, Helen H. [William Stanley Haseltine], circa 1936-1966
(14 folders)
6
25-38
Smith, Mrs. Joseph Lindon (Corinna), circa 1950-1955
6
39
Spark, Victor D. (New York, NY), 1943-1965
(5 folders)
6
40-44
Vidal, Margarita Hahn, 1963-1971
(2 folders)
6
45-46
Victor Waddington Galleries (Dublin, Ireland), 1951-1962
6
47
Young Hunter, John, 1936-1943, 1955-1963
(2 folders)
6
48-49
1.3:Letterpress Copybooks, 1930-1967
Letterpress copybooks provide a record of outgoing correspondence printed on carbon tissue paper. Each volume contains an index to correspondents.
DescriptionContainer
Volume 56 [incorrectly labeled 59], September 22, 1930 - January 23, 1931
7
1
Volume 57, January 23 - July 6, 1931
7
2
Volume 58, July 6, 1931 - January 6, 1932
7
3
Volume 59, January 6 - July 26, 1932
7
4
Volume 60, July 26, 1932 - February 21, 1933
7
5
Volume 61, February 21 - November 1, 1933
7
6
Volume 62, November 1, 1933 - May 23, 1934
8
1
Volume 63, May 24, 1934 - January 16, 1935
8
2
Volume 64, January 16 - July 19, 1935
8
3
Volume 65, July 19, 1935 - February 4, 1936
8
4
Volume 66, February 4 - September 29, 1936
8
5
Volume 67, September 29, 1936 - April 7, 1937
8
6
Volume 68, April 8 - October 28, 1937
9
1
Volume 69, October 29, 1937 - March 4, 1938
9
2
Volume 70, March 4 - September 8, 1938
9
3
Volume 71, September 8, 1938 - January 7, 1939
9
4
Volume 72, January 7 - May 8, 1939
9
5
Volume 73, May 9 - November 7, 1939
9
6
Volume 74, November 7, 1939 - March 18, 1940
10
1
Volume 75, March 18 - August 30, 1940
10
2
Volume 76, August 30, 1940 - February 6, 1941
10
3
Volume 77, February 6 - July 18, 1941
10
4
Volume 78, July 18, 1941 - March 19, 1942
10
5
Volume 79, March 20, 1942 - February 26, 1943
10
6
Volume 80, February 27, 1943 - March 20, 1944
11
1
Volume 81, March 21, 1944 - April 4, 1945
11
2
Volume 82, April 4, 1945 - June 7, 1946
11
3
Volume 83, June 7, 1946 - April 29, 1947
11
4
Volume 84, April 29, 1947 - February 10, 1948
11
5
Volume 85, February 10 - November 12, 1948
11
6
Volume 86, November 12, 1948 - October 3, 1949
12
1
Volume 87, October 3, 1949 - July 17, 1950
12
2
Volume 88, July 18, 1950 - July 10, 1951
12
3
Volume 89, July 11, 1951 - April 26, 1952
12
4
Volume 90, April 26, 1952 - April 14, 1953
12
5
Volume 91, April 15, 1953 - April 28, 1954
12
6
Volume 92, April 28, 1954 - April 13, 1955
13
1
Volume 93, April 14, 1955 - April 23, 1956
13
2
Volume 94, April 24, 1956 - April 15, 1957
13
3
Volume 95, April 15, 1957 - May 7, 1958
13
4
Volume 96, May 8, 1958 - May 7, 1959
13
5
Volume 97, May 7, 1959 - May 18, 1960
13
6
Volume 98, May 18, 1960 - July 31, 1961
14
1
Volume 99, July 31, 1961 - May 1, 1963
14
2
Volume 100, May 9, 1963 - February 1, 1966
14
3
Volume 101, February 8, 1966 - March 2, 1967
14
4

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