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Foster Brothers records, 1875-1973, bulk, 1893-1942

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Series 8: Family Papers, 1875-1973
6 folders
(Box 10)

Family papers consist of a small number of personal papers of Foster Brothers founders, John Roy and Stephen Bartlett Foster, and also of Helen Foster Osborne (John's daughter). A letter from Edward Everett Hale, 1889, accepting an invitation addressed to Mr. Foster could have been intended for either Stephen or John Foster. Also included are a silhouette of John R. Foster cut by Doris Burdick, and his personal account book with some brief diary entries that pre-date the establishment of Foster Brothers by more than a decade. Of particular interest is Helen Foster Osborne's 1973 reminiscence of having her portrait painted by William Paxton in 1923. Helen Foster Osborne's correspondence with Ernest Donnelley, post-dating the closing of Foster Brothers, concerns the sale of printing plates and dies from the miniature reproduction business.
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To Mr. Foster, Letter from Edward Everett Hale, 1889
10
33
John R. Foster, Account Book, 1875-1880
10
34
John R. Foster, Silhouette Cut by Doris Burdick, undated
10
35
Stephen B Foster, Will, 1915
10
36
Helen Foster Osborne, Correspondence with Ernest Donnnelly, 1945-1946
10
37
Helen Foster Osborne, Photograph of Portrait of her by William Paxton (with reminiscence), 1923, 1973
10
38

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