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Francis Davis Millet and Millet family papers, 1858-1984, bulk 1858-1955

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Series 4: Notes and Writings , circa 1891-1970, undated
(Box 3; 1.0 linear ft.; Reels 5904-5906)

Millet's murals and paintings were noted for the historical accuracy of their costumes and period details. Many of the notes from his extensive research are recorded in eleven undated copybooks, titled for easy reference. Additional volumes of notes by Millet concern 17th century Italian art, Bulgarian history and costume (probably from his student days in Antwerp since it is in French), and the Philippines, compiled circa 1898-1899.
Writings by Millet consist of manuscripts of published and unpublished articles and short stories, and texts of lectures and speeches. Writings about Millet are by relatives. "Frank D. Millet: A Versatile American," by niece Hilda Millet Booth and son John A. P. Millet, is accompanied by notes, drafts, and related correspondence. "In Search of an Ancestor," by granddaughter Joyce A. Sharpey-Schafer, was published in 1984 as Frank D. Millet: Soldier of Fortune, 1846-1912. A copy of the book is included with Series 6.
This series is arranged into 4 subseries:
  • 4.1: Notes by F. D. Millet, 1872-circa 1899, undated
  • 4.2: Writings by F. D. Millet, circa 1891-1910, undated
  • 4.3: Writings about F. D. Millet, 1915 -1966, undated
  • 4.4: Miscellaneous Writings, 1937
4.1: Notes by F. D. Millet, 1872-circa 1899, undated
Description Container
Reference Notes
Arms and Armory; Greek Costume: Archaic, Doric, Ionic, undated
5904
1180-1232
Greek Costume, undated
5904
1233-1259
Military Costume, Crowns and Decorations, Gladiators, undated
5904
1260-1267
Military Costume, Crowns and Decorations, Gladiators, undated
5905
14-61
The Poenula, Head and Foot Gear, Leg Covering, Toilette, Ornaments, undated
5905
62-93
Religion, undated
5905
94-126
Roman Costume; Costume of Women, Roman; Costume Notes; The Toga and its Variations, undated
(4 volumes)
5905
127-261
The Tunic, undated
5905
262-282
Student Notes, "L'art italien au 17 siècle;" "History and Costume" of Bulgaria, 1871-1872
(1 volume in French)
5905
283-335
Notes on the Philippines, etc., circa 1898-1899
5905
336-373
4.2: Writings by F. D. Millet, circa 1891-1910, undated
Description Container
Article and Short Stories
"A Balkan Bivouac,", undated
5905
375-385
"Benozzo Gozzoli,", undated
5905
386-416
"Dash Across the Line,", undated
5905
417-441
"The Expedition to the Philippines,", circa 1898-1899
(3 folders)
5905
442-848
"Fifteen Minutes with an American Lady" and "Seven Minutes with an American Lady,", undated
5905
849-858
"From Plevna to Constantinople,", undated
5905
859-900
"From the Black Forest to the Black Sea,", circa 1891-1893
5905
901-1014
"A Malay Monte Carlo,", undated
5905
1015-1029
"A Moment in a Hostile Bivouac,", undated
5905
1030-1041
"Mrs. Burden's Baby,", undated
5905
1042-1072
Untitled, undated
(2 manuscripts)
5905
1073-1104
Lectures and Speeches
"War Correspondence," Buffalo Club, April 23, 1904
5905
1105-1148
"Conditions and Possibilities of Art in the United States," Yale University, June 1, 1904
5905
1149-1213
"The American Federation of Arts," The Washington Society of The Fine Arts, Continental Hall, May 4, 1910
5905
1214-1221
4.3: Writings About F. D. Millet, 1915 -1966, undated
Description Container
Hilda Millet Booth and John [Albert] Parsons Millet, "Frank Millet: A Versatile American"
Correspondence, 1915-1970, undated
(7 folders)
5905
1223-1447
Correspondence, 1915-1970, undated
(7 folders)
5906
14-413
Manuscript, 1939
(5 folders)
5906
414-785
Early Drafts and Notes, circa 1934-1939
(4 folders)
3
37-40
Early Drafts and Notes, circa 1934-1939
(4 folders)
3
41-44
Miscellaneous Notes, circa 1934-1939
3
45
Francis Davis Millet, "Frank Millet, A Sketch" (the author is the grandson of F. D. Millet; also on reel 848), circa 1940
5906
788-853
John A. P. Millet, "Frank D. Millet: A New England Artist in His Rural Studio, His Career as a Journalist and Painter, His Accomplishments and Surroundings" (the author is the son of F. D. Millet), undated
5906
854-860
J[osiah] B. Millet, "Recollections," a Biographical Essay about Asa Millet (the author is the the brother of F. D. Millet), undated
5906
861-879
Joyce A. Sharpey-Schafer, "In Search of an Ancestor,", 1966
5906
880-967
4.4: Miscellaneous Writings, 1937
Description Container
John A. P. Millet, Untitled Manuscript about Psychology (the author is the son of F. D. Millet), 1937
3
50

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