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Series 1 | A Finding Aid to the George Grey Barnard papers, circa 1860-1969, bulk 1880-1938 | Digitized Collection

George Grey Barnard papers, circa 1860-1969, bulk 1880-1938

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Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1888-1955
0.25 linear feet
Boxes 1 and 15

This series records George Grey Barnard's personal biography, family genealogy, friends, and associations. Files contain address books; biographical notes written for reference resources such as
Who's Who
,
National Social Blue Book
,
Cyclopedia of American Biography
; family genealogies and family histories; legal documents such as George Grey Barnard's and his wife Edna's last will and testament, and the sale of land to Metropolitan Museum of Art; a diploma belonging to his father Rev. Joseph Barnard; ephemera including membership cards; and a set of unidentified hand prints. Lists of "prospects" include individuals whom Barnard identified as likely clients for his own sculpture, for the medieval art and artifacts that he sold to prominent museums and collectors, or for those likely to offer to contribute financial assistance to aid in the completion of his war memorial,
Rainbow Arch
. There is also a select list of his funeral attendees and miscellaneous additional data about "the Monastary" (Abbaye).
Biographical materials are arranged alphabetically according to material type and then chronologically within the files.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.

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  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.