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Ellen Hale and Hale Family papers, circa 1860-1952

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 7 series.

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Series 1: Biographical Materials , circa 1875-1925
6 Folders
Box 1

Biographical materials consist of publications related to Edward Everett Hale's 80th birthday celebration; Ellen Day Hale's calling cards, day calendar, and engagement books; and Robert Beverly Hale's day calendar.
Materials are arranged alphabetically by Hale family member and by document type.
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Hale, Edward Everett, 80th Birthday Celebration, 1902
1
1
Hale, Ellen Day, Addresses and Calling Cards, circa 1875-1925
1
2
Hale, Ellen Day, Calendar, 1906
1
3
Hale, Ellen Day, Engagement Books, 1904-1913
1
4-5
Hale, Robert Beverly, Calendar, 1896
1
6

Series 2: Correspondence , circa 1861-1951
4 Folders
Box 1

Correspondence consists of Ellen Day Hale's and Lillian Westcott Hale's personal and business correspondence, and a letter regarding family business from Margaret C. Hale to Arthur Hale.
Correspondence is arranged alphabetically by Hale family member, then alphabetically by correspondent.
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Hale, Ellen Day, A-Z, 1909-1931
1
7
Hale, Ellen Day, Illegible and Unknown, 1905
1
8
Hale, Lillian Westcott, A-Z, 1948-1951
1
9
Hale, Margaret C. to Arthur Hale, circa 1895-1925
1
10

Series 3: Writings , 1878-1933
0.9 Linear feet
Box 1-2

Writings include 9 diaries by Ellen Day Hale that record daily activities, outgoing expenses, payments received, visits to friends, and a few sketches. Diaries dating from 1900 to 1903 contain the most complete record of entries for each year. In addition, there is 1 diary by Emily P. Hale recording doctors, visitors, and lists of items and 19 daily line diaries by Susan Hale recording visits, appointments, and activities. The series also includes a poem by Arthur Hale; Herbert Dudley Hale's word game book; Susan Hale's travel instructions to a niece visiting Algiers; and a notebook listing the likes and dislikes of various Hale family members.
Materials are arranged alphabetically by Hale family member.
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Hale, Arthur, "Breakfast Without Tears", 1933
1
11
Hale, Ellen Day, Diaries, 1881-1912
1
12-15
Hale, Emily P., Diary, 1909
1
16
Hale, Herbert Dudley, Word Game Book, 1883
1
17
Hale, Susan, Diaries, 1878-1895
1
18-22
Hale, Susan, Diaries, 1896-1900
1
23-27
Hale, Susan, Diaries, 1902-1906
1
28-32
Hale, Susan, Diaries, 1907-1909
2
1-3
Hale, Susan, Travel Instructions to Niece in Algiers, 1894
2
4
Notebook, Likes and Dislikes of Hale Family Members, 1861-1865
2
5
Thaxter, Celia, "Sandpiper", circa 1900-1925
2
6
Unknown, "Ruth Putnam", circa 1900-1925
2
7

Series 4: Personal Business Records , 1909-1952
8 Folders
Box 2

Personal business records consist of Edward Everett and Emily P. Hale's account and tax records; Ellen Day Hale's art supply receipts, royalty statements, tax records, and a check register; Lillian Westcott Hale's receipts; and Susan Hale's notes on an appraisal of the Hale estate.
Materials are arranged alphabetically by Hale family member.
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Hale, Edward Everett and Emily P., Account and Estate Records, 1909-1917
2
8
Hale, Edward Everett and Emily P., Tax Records, 1909-1917
2
9
Hale, Ellen Day, Art Supply Receipts, 1909-1929
2
10
Hale, Ellen Day, Check Register, 1911-1913
2
11
Hale, Ellen Day, Royalty Statements, 1912-1931
2
12
Hale, Ellen Day, Tax Records, 1910-1950
2
13
Hale, Lillian Westcott, Receipts, 1948-1952
2
14
Hale, Susan, Appraisal of Hale Estate, 1910
2
15

Series 5: Printed Material , 1862-1933
5 Folders
Box 2

Printed material includes various clippings, invitations, and programs kept by the Hale family, and Ellen Day Hale's travel postcards.
Materials are arranged alphabetically by Hale family member, then by document type.
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Hale, Ellen Day, Postcards, circa 1910-1930
2
16
Clippings, 1902-1903
2
17
Invitations, circa 1905-1925
2
18
Programs, 1862-1933
2
19
Miscellaneous Printed Material, 1895-1933
2
20

Series 6: Artwork , circa 1860-1925
1.5 Linear feet
Box 2-3

Artwork includes 22 sketchbooks of landscapes, portraits, and figure studies by Ellen Day Hale; 5 sketchbooks of buildings, landscapes, and figure studies by Herbert Dudley Hale; and 7 sketchbooks by other artists. These include sketchbooks by Margaret White Leslie and H.D. Page, as well as 4 unidentified sketchbooks likely kept by Hale family members. There is also one sketch by Gabrielle de Veaux Clements on the verso of a sketch by Ellen Day Hale.
Materials are arranged alphabetically by Hale family member, then by artwork subject matter.
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Hale, Ellen Day, Sketchbook, Figure Studies, circa 1870-1880
2
21-23
Hale, Ellen Day, Sketchbook, Landscapes, circa 1875-1925
2
24-26
Hale, Ellen Day, Sketchbook, Landscapes and Figure Studies, circa 1880-1910
2
27-28
Hale, Ellen Day, Sketchbook, Landscapes and Portrait Studies, circa 1875-1925
2
29
Hale, Ellen Day, Sketchbook, Landscapes and Portrait Studies, circa 1875-1925
3
1-3
Hale, Ellen Day, Sketchbook, Landscapes, Portraits, and Animal Studies, circa 1880-1910
3
4-6
Hale, Ellen Day, Sketchbook, Landscapes, Portraits, and Figure Studies, circa 1880-1910
3
7-10
Hale, Ellen Day, Sketchbook, Portrait Studies, circa 1900-1910
3
11-12
Hale, Ellen Day, Sketchbook, Portraits and Figure Studies, circa 1880-1910
3
13
Hale, Ellen Day, Sketches, circa 1880-1910
3
14
Hale, Herbert Dudley, Sketchbook, Building and Figure Studies, circa 1885-1900
3
15
Hale, Herbert Dudley, Sketchbook, Figure Studies, 1885
3
16
Hale, Herbert Dudley, Sketchbook, Landscapes and Figure Studies, circa 1885-1900
3
17-18
Hale, Herbert Dudley, Sketchbook, Landscapes, Buildings, and Figure Studies, 1888
3
19
Hale, Herbert Dudley, Sketchbook Cover, circa 1885-1900
3
20
Hale, Herbert Dudley, Sketches, circa 1885-1900
3
21
Hainde, Sketchbook, Landscapes and Figure Studies, circa 1885-1920
3
22
Leslie, Margaret White, Sketchbook, Landscapes and Figure Studies, 1879
3
23
Page, H.D., Sketchbook, Landscapes, Portraits, and Figure Studies, 1868-1876
3
24
Unidentified Artist, Sketchbook, Landscapes, circa 1872-1892
3
25
Unidentified Artist, Sketchbook, Shapes, Animals, and Figure Studies, circa 1860-1889
3
26

Series 7: Photographs , circa 1890-1901
1 Folder
Box 3

Photographs are travel snapshots taken during travels in Mexico.
Photographs are arranged by the original album collation.
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Travel Photographs, circa 1890-1901
3
27

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