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Jean Crotti papers, 1913-1973, bulk 1913-1961

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Series 2: Correspondence , 1916-1961
(Box 1; 43 folders)

Correspondence is with family members and colleagues, including his brother André, wife Suzanne Duchamp, brother-in-law Marcel Duchamp, Jean Cocteau, Albert Gleizes, Georges Herbiet a.k.a. "Christian", Henri Matisse, Francis Picabia (includes a photograph of Picabia), and Jacques Villon.
There are eleven folders of correspondence with Marcel Duchamp, mostly letters written by Duchamp to Jean Crotti, Suzanne Duchamp, and other family members. A 1918 letter from Duchamp to Crotti is illustrated by Duchamp. Three folders of letters from Georges Herbiet a.k.a. "Christian" include references to Francis Picabia and Germaine Everling and discussions of art criticism and Picabia's role in avant-garde art movements. Herbiet also describes a new painting procedure that he claims to have invented using a product that is impervious to acids, water, oil, or alcohol.
Also among the correspondence is one letter to Pablo Picasso discussing a design with spheres and a sketch, and single letters from Raoul Dufy, Walter Pach, actor Pierre Renoir, and Henri Matisse. The letter from Matisse discusses the design of a palette.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
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Letters from Georges Herbiet a.k.a. "Christian" to Jean Crotti, 1922
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Letters from Georges Herbiet a.k.a. "Christian" to Jean Crotti, 1928
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Letters from Georges Herbiet a.k.a. "Christian" to Jean Crotti, 1928-1929
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6
Letters from Jean Cocteau to Jean Crotti, 1953-1959
1
7
Letters from Jean Crotti to André, Marie, and Lysbeth Crotti, 1940-1957, undated
1
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Letters from Jean Crotti to André, Marie, and Lysbeth Crotti, 1940-1957, undated
1
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Letters from Jean Crotti to André, Marie, and Lysbeth Crotti, 1940-1957, undated
1
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Letters from Jean Crotti to André, Marie, and Lysbeth Crotti, 1940-1957, undated
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Letter from Jean Crotti to Marcel Duchamp, 1953
1
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Letters from Jean Crotti to Suzanne Duchamp, 1943
1
13
Letter from Jean Crotti to Pablo Picasso, 1957
1
14
Letters from Jean Crotti to Miscellaneous Colleagues, 1936-1957, undated
1
15
Letters from Pierre De Massot to Jean Crotti, 1922
1
16
Letters from Roland Dorgeles to Jean Crotti, undated
1
17
Letters from Marcel Duchamp to Jean Crotti, Yvonne Crotti, and Suzanne Duchamp, undated
1
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Letters from Marcel Duchamp to Jean Crotti, Yvonne Crotti, and Suzanne Duchamp, undated
1
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Letters from Marcel Duchamp to Jean Crotti, Yvonne Crotti, and Suzanne Duchamp, 1916
1
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Letters from Marcel Duchamp to Jean Crotti, Yvonne Crotti, and Suzanne Duchamp, 1918
Includes an illustrated letter from Duchamp
1
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Letters from Marcel Duchamp to Jean Crotti, Yvonne Crotti, and Suzanne Duchamp, 1930
1
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Letters from Marcel Duchamp to Jean Crotti, Yvonne Crotti, and Suzanne Duchamp, 1944-1949
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Letters from Marcel Duchamp to Jean Crotti, Yvonne Crotti, and Suzanne Duchamp, 1950
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Letters from Marcel Duchamp to Jean Crotti, Yvonne Crotti, and Suzanne Duchamp, 1952-1954
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Letters from Marcel Duchamp to Jean Crotti, Yvonne Crotti, and Suzanne Duchamp, 1955-1957
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Letters from Marcel Duchamp to Jean Crotti, Yvonne Crotti, and Suzanne Duchamp, 1958-1961
1
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Letter from Raoul Dufy to Jean Crotti, 1938
1
28
Letters from Waldemar George to Jean Crotti, 1925-1958, undated
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Letters from Albert Gleizes to Jean Crotti, 1938, undated
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Letters from Henri Matisse to Jean Crotti, 1923-1936
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Letter from Walter Pach to Jean Crotti, 1931
1
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Letters from Clément Pansaers to Jean Crotti, 1921-1922
1
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Letters from Francis Picabia to Jan Crotti, undated
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Letters from Francis Picabia to Jan Crotti, 1922-1928
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Letter from Pierre Renoir to Jean Crotti, 1923
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Letters from André Salmon to Jean Crotti, 1922-1925, undated
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Letters from Paul Signac to Jean Crotti, 1923, undated
1
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Letters from L. Stoppelaére Jean Crotti, 1922, undated
1
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Letters from Jean Villern (?) to Jean Crotti, 1929
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Letters from Jacques Villon to Jean Crotti and Suzanne Duchamp, 1918-1950, undated
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Letters from Jacques Villon to Jean Crotti and Suzanne Duchamp, 1951-1961
1
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Letters from Miscellaneous Correspondents to Jean Crotti, 1917-1923, undated
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Letters from Miscellaneous Correspondents to Jean Crotti, 1936
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Letters from Miscellaneous Correspondents to Jean Crotti, 1937-1939
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Letters from Miscellaneous Correspondents to Jean Crotti, 1945-1955
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