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John Henry Bradley Storrs papers, 1790-2007, bulk 1900-1956

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Series 2: Correspondence , 1857-2007
5.8 Linear feet
Boxes 1-7, 25

This series is arranged as 3 subseries.
  • 2.1: John Storrs Correspondence, 1900-1956
  • 2.2: Marguerite Storrs Correspondence, 1902-1957
  • 2.3: Storrs Family Correspondence, 1857-2007
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
2.1: John Storrs Correspondence, 1900-1956
John Storrs' extensive correspondence spans over fifty years and documents his personal and professional life. There are extensive letters to his wife Marguerite Storrs, including love letters written before they were married and letters written to her during his visits to the United States. Letters written by Marguerite to John are located series 2.2. John Storrs' love letters to other women, including Yolande de Manziarly, are found within his general correspondence.
General correspondence primarily consists of Storrs' correspondence with friends, colleagues, art critics and historians, patrons, art organizations, and galleries. Where they exist, Storrs' drafts of outgoing letters are interfiled with letters he received in a chronological arrangement. Storrs was friends with many artists, architects, performers, and writers in both the US and Europe. Among the artists he corresponded with are Berenice Abbott, Hendrick Andersen, George Biddle, Jerome Blum, Arthur Bock, Louis Bouche, Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Walter Cole, Arthur Davies, Jessica Dismorr, Katherine Dreier, Marcel Duchamp, Leo Friedlander, Marsden Hartley, Jean Helion, Gertrude Lambert, Fernand Leger, Jacques Lipchitz, Man Ray, Richard Recchia, Edwin Scott, Charles Sheeler, Joseph Stella, Maurice Sterne, Alfred Stieglitz, Leopold Survage, Jacques Villon, and William and Marguerite Zorach. Other notable correspondents include architects Edward Bennett, Paul Phillippe Cret, R. Buckminster Fuller, and Alfonso Iannelli; writers and publishers Sherwood Anderson, Louise Bryant, William Bullitt, Max Eastman, Jane Heap, Paul Scott Mowrer, and Gertrude Stein; art critics Phyllis Ackerman, Frank Crowninshield, and Maurice Raynal; art patrons Arthur Aldis, Mildred Bliss, and Charles Worcester; friend and curator Alice Roullier; and dancer Maud Allan. A portion of the general correspondence is in French.
A small amount of correspondence with galleries, museums, and curators concerns exhibitions and sales of Storrs' artwork. Also found is correspondence concerning his participation in art organizations. Researchers should note a portion of Storrs' business correspondence, especially regarding his major sculpture commissions and his dealings with Downtown Gallery, are found in Series 3: Personal Business Records.
See Appendix for a list of correspondents from Series 2.1.
This series contains access-restricted medical records.
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Letters to Marguerite Storrs, 1912-1916
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Letters to Marguerite Storrs, 1918-1919
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Letters to Marguerite Storrs, 1921-1922
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Letters to Marguerite Storrs, 1923
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Letters to Marguerite Storrs, 1923
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Letters to Marguerite Storrs, 1924-1955
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Letters to Marguerite Storrs, 1925
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Letters to Marguerite Storrs, 1927
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Letters to Marguerite Storrs, 1930
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Letters to Marguerite Storrs, 1932-1955
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Undated Letters to Marguerite Storrs, circa 1913-1930
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General Correspondence, 1900-1904
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General Correspondence, 1905
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General Correspondence, 1906
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General Correspondence, 1906
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General Correspondence, 1906
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General Correspondence, 1906
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General Correspondence, 1906
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General Correspondence, 1906
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General Correspondence, 1906
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General Correspondence, 1907
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General Correspondence, 1907
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General Correspondence, 1907
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General Correspondence, 1908
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General Correspondence, 1909
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General Correspondence, 1909
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General Correspondence, 1909
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General Correspondence, 1910
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General Correspondence, 1911
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General Correspondence, 1911
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General Correspondence, 1912
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General Correspondence, 1912
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General Correspondence, 1912
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General Correspondence, 1913
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General Correspondence, 1913
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General Correspondence, 1914
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General Correspondence, 1915-1916
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General Correspondence, 1916
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General Correspondence, 1917
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General Correspondence, 1918
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General Correspondence, 1918
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General Correspondence, 1919
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General Correspondence, 1920
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General Correspondence, 1920
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General Correspondence, 1921
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General Correspondence, 1921
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General Correspondence, 1922
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General Correspondence, 1922
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General Correspondence, 1923
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General Correspondence, 1923
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General Correspondence, 1924-1925
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General Correspondence, 1924
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General Correspondence, 1924
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General Correspondence, 1925
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General Correspondence, 1925
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General Correspondence, 1925
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General Correspondence, 1925
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General Correspondence, 1926
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General Correspondence, 1926
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General Correspondence, 1927
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General Correspondence, 1927
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General Correspondence, 1928
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General Correspondence, 1928
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General Correspondence, 1929
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General Correspondence, 1929
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General Correspondence, 1930
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General Correspondence, 1930
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General Correspondence, 1931
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General Correspondence, 1932
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General Correspondence, 1933
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General Correspondence, 1933
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General Correspondence, 1934
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General Correspondence, 1935
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General Correspondence, 1935
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General Correspondence, 1936
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General Correspondence, 1937
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General Correspondence, 1937
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General Correspondence, 1938
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General Correspondence, 1939
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General Correspondence, 1940
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General Correspondence, 1942-1943
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General Correspondence, 1944
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General Correspondence, 1945
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General Correspondence, 1945
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General Correspondence, 1945
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General Correspondence, 1946
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General Correspondence, 1946
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General Correspondence, 1947
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General Correspondence, 1948
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General Correspondence, 1948
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General Correspondence, 1949
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General Correspondence, 1950
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General Correspondence, 1951-1954
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General Correspondence, 1955-1956
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Undated Correspondence, Alphabetical A, circa 1900-1956
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Undated Correspondence, Alphabetical B, circa 1900-1956
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Undated Correspondence, Alphabetical B, circa 1900-1956
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Undated Correspondence, Alphabetical C-D, circa 1900-1956
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Undated Correspondence, Alphabetical E-G, circa 1900-1956
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Undated Correspondence, Alphabetical H, circa 1900-1956
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Undated Correspondence, Alphabetical J-M, circa 1900-1956
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Undated Correspondence, Alphabetical N-R, circa 1900-1956
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Undated Correspondence, Alphabetical S-Z, circa 1900-1956
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Undated Correspondence with Yolande de Manziarly, circa 1923-1929
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Undated and Unidentified Letters, circa 1900-1956
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Undated and Unidentified Letters, circa 1900-1956
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2.2: Marguerite Storrs Correspondence, 1902-1957
Marguerite Storrs' correspondence is with friends, family, colleagues, and others; many of the letters are in French. Included are letters written to her husband John Storrs, many of them written while he was imprisoned in Compiegne, France in 1942. General Correspondence is with friends and family discussing general news, social activities and invitations, her work as a writer, and her husband's career. Many of the correspondents are the same as found in John Storrs' correspondence and include Phyllis Ackerman, George Biddle, Georges Braque, Louise Bryant, William Bullitt, Paul Phillippe Cret, Jessica Dismorr, Katherine Dreier, Madelyn Fio Rito, Marsden Hartley, Fernand Leger, Jacques Lipchitz, Edmondo Quattrocchi, Alice Roullier, Leopold Survage, and Edith Wharton. Many of the early letters are Daville-Chabrol family correspondence, including correspondence between Marguerite and her mother, Emma Daville-Chabrol, numerous postcards, and letters predating the life of Marguerite Storrs. Researchers should note letters addressed to both Marguerite and John Storrs are found among the John Storrs Correspondence in Series 2.1.
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Letters to John Storrs, 1913-1931
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Letters to John Storrs, 1941
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Undated Letters to John Storrs, circa 1913-1942
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General Correspondence, 1902
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General Correspondence, 1902-1903
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General Correspondence, 1903
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General Correspondence, 1904
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General Correspondence, 1904
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General Correspondence, 1905
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General Correspondence, 1906-1907
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General Correspondence, 1908
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General Correspondence, 1909-1913
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General Correspondence, 1914-1915
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General Correspondence, 1916
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General Correspondence, 1916
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General Correspondence, 1917
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General Correspondence, 1917
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General Correspondence, 1918
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General Correspondence, 1918
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General Correspondence, 1918
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General Correspondence, 1919-1920
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General Correspondence, 1921
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General Correspondence, 1922
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General Correspondence, 1923
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General Correspondence, 1923
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General Correspondence, 1924
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General Correspondence, 1925
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General Correspondence, 1925
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General Correspondence, 1926
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General Correspondence, 1926
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General Correspondence, 1927
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General Correspondence, 1927
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General Correspondence, 1928
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General Correspondence, 1929
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General Correspondence, 1929
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General Correspondence, 1930
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General Correspondence, 1931
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General Correspondence, 1932
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General Correspondence, 1933
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General Correspondence, 1934-1935
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General Correspondence, 1936-1937
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General Correspondence, 1938-1939
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General Correspondence, 1940-1955
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General Correspondence, 1956
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General Correspondence, 1956
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General Correspondence, 1956
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General Correspondence, 1957
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Undated Correspondence, Alphabetical A, circa 1902-1957
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Undated Correspondence, Alphabetical B, circa 1902-1957
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Undated Correspondence, Alphabetical C-E, circa 1902-1957
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Undated Correspondence, Alphabetical F-H, circa 1902-1957
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Undated Correspondence, Alphabetical J-R, circa 1902-1957
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Undated Correspondence, Alphabetical S-Z, circa 1902-1957
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Undated and Unidentified Letters, circa 1902-1957
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Undated Letters to Marguerite Storrs from Her Mother, circa 1914-1943
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Undated Letters to Marguerite Storrs from Her Mother, circa 1914-1943
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Daville-Chabrol Family Letters, 1862-1878
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Undated Deville-Chabrol Family Postcards, circa 1902-1913
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Undated Deville-Chabrol Family Postcards, circa 1902-1913
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Letters to Donald Booz, circa 1951
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2.3: Storrs Family Correspondence, 1857-2007
Found here is correspondence between members of the Storrs family as well as certain family members' correspondence with others. Included is John and Marguerite Storrs extensive correspondence with their daughter Monique (also known as "Monica" and after her marriage, Monique Storrs Booz). Also found is correspondence between John Storrs, his father David William Storrs, mother Hannah, and his sister Mary (also known as "Mae"). The bulk of these letters are from the period between 1900 and 1913 when John and Mary were often living in Europe. These letters range from postcards from their travels to letters with very detailed accounts of their activities.
Additionally, this subseries contains Monique and Michelle Storrs Booz's correspondence with others, including family and friends, and galleries, museums, and curators concerning exhibitions and sales of John Storrs' artwork. Also found is David and Hannah Storrs' correspondence with others, much of which is with their extended family during the late 1800s.
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Correspondence between John and Marguerite Storrs and Monique Storrs, 1923-1930
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Correspondence between John and Marguerite Storrs and Monique Storrs, 1942
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Correspondence between John and Marguerite Storrs and Monique Storrs, 1944
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Correspondence between John and Marguerite Storrs and Monique Storrs, 1944
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Correspondence between John and Marguerite Storrs and Monique Storrs, 1945
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Correspondence between John and Marguerite Storrs and Monique Storrs, 1945
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Correspondence between John and Marguerite Storrs and Monique Storrs, 1946
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Correspondence between John and Marguerite Storrs and Monique Storrs, 1947
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Correspondence between John and Marguerite Storrs and Monique Storrs, 1947
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Correspondence between John and Marguerite Storrs and Monique Storrs, 1948
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Correspondence between John and Marguerite Storrs and Monique Storrs, 1949
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Correspondence between John and Marguerite Storrs and Monique Storrs, 1950
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Correspondence between John and Marguerite Storrs and Monique Storrs, 1951-1952
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Correspondence between John and Marguerite Storrs and Monique Storrs, 1953
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Correspondence between John and Marguerite Storrs and Monique Storrs, 1954
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Correspondence between John and Marguerite Storrs and Monique Storrs, 1955-1956
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Correspondence between John and Marguerite Storrs and Monique Storrs, 1957-1959
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Correspondence between John and Marguerite Storrs and Monique Storrs, undated
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Correspondence between John and Marguerite Storrs and Monique Storrs, undated
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Monique Storrs Correspondence with Others, 1921, 1929-1944
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Monique Storrs Correspondence with Others, 1945-1950
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Monique Storrs Correspondence with Others, 1953-1965
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Monique Storrs Correspondence with Others, 1966-1972
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Monique Storrs Correspondence with Others, 1974-1980
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Monique Storrs Correspondence with Others, 1970-1983
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Monique Storrs Correspondence with Bernard and Paule de Masclary, 1961-1968
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Monique Storrs and Michelle Booz Correspondence with Noel Frackman, 1976-1984
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Monique Storrs and Michelle Booz Correspondence with Noel Frackman, 1985-2007
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Michelle Booz Correspondence, 1987-1993
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Correspondence between John Storrs and his sister Mary Storrs, 1900-1905
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Correspondence between John Storrs and his sister Mary Storrs, 1906
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Correspondence between John Storrs and his sister Mary Storrs, 1906
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Correspondence between John Storrs and his sister Mary Storrs, 1906
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Correspondence between John Storrs and his sister Mary Storrs, 1907
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Correspondence between John Storrs and his sister Mary Storrs, 1908-1913
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Correspondence between John Storrs and his sister Mary Storrs, 1914-1918
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Correspondence between John Storrs and his sister Mary Storrs, 1921-1928
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Correspondence between John Storrs and his sister Mary Storrs, 1928-1930
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Letters from John Storrs to his Parents, 1896, 1900-1905
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Letters from John Storrs to his Parents, 1906
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Letters from John Storrs to his Parents, 1907-1909
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Letters from John Storrs to his Parents, 1910
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Letters from John Storrs to his Parents, 1910
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Letters from John Storrs to his Parents, 1911
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Letters from John Storrs to his Parents, 1911
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Letters from John Storrs to his Parents, 1912
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Letters from John Storrs to his Parents, 1912-1918
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Letters from John Storrs to his Parents, 1918
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Letters from Mary Storrs to her Parents, 1903-1904
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Letters from Mary Storrs to her Parents, 1905-1907
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Letters from Mary Storrs to her Parents, 1908-1913
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Letters from Mary Storrs to her Parents, 1913
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Letters from Mary Storrs to her Parents, 1913
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Letters to John and Mary Storrs from their Parents, 1889-1899
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Letters to John and Mary Storrs from their Parents, 1900
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Letters to John and Mary Storrs from their Parents, 1900
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Letters to John and Mary Storrs from their Parents, 1903-1904
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Letters to John and Mary Storrs from their Parents, 1905
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Letters to John and Mary Storrs from their Parents, 1906
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Letters to John and Mary Storrs from their Parents, 1906
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Letters to John and Mary Storrs from their Parents, 1906
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Letters to John and Mary Storrs from their Parents, 1906
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Letters to John and Mary Storrs from their Parents, 1907
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Letters to John and Mary Storrs from their Parents, 1907
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Letters to John and Mary Storrs from their Parents, 1907
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Letters to John and Mary Storrs from their Parents, 1908
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Letters to John and Mary Storrs from their Parents, 1909
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Letters to John and Mary Storrs from their Parents, 1910-1911
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Letters to John and Mary Storrs from their Parents, 1912
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Letters to John and Mary Storrs from their Parents, 1912
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Letters to John and Mary Storrs from their Parents, 1913
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Letters to John and Mary Storrs from their Parents, 1914
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Letters to John and Mary Storrs from their Parents, 1915-1916
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Letters to John and Mary Storrs from their Parents, 1917
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Letters to John and Mary Storrs from their Parents, 1918
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Letters to John and Mary Storrs from their Parents, undated
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Correspondence between David William Storrs and Hannah Storrs, 1874-1886
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Correspondence between David William Storrs and Hannah Storrs, 1900-1904
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Correspondence between David William Storrs and Hannah Storrs, 1906
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Correspondence between David William Storrs and Hannah Storrs, 1907
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Correspondence between David William Storrs and Hannah Storrs, 1913
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Correspondence between David William Storrs and Hannah Storrs, 1913
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David William Storrs and Hannah Storrs Correspondence with Others, 1857-1861
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David William Storrs and Hannah Storrs Correspondence with Others, 1863
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David William Storrs and Hannah Storrs Correspondence with Others, 1864
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David William Storrs and Hannah Storrs Correspondence with Others, 1865-
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David William Storrs and Hannah Storrs Correspondence with Others, 1866-1869
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David William Storrs and Hannah Storrs Correspondence with Others, 1871
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David William Storrs and Hannah Storrs Correspondence with Others, 1872
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David William Storrs and Hannah Storrs Correspondence with Others, 1873-1894
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David William Storrs and Hannah Storrs Correspondence with Others, 1900-1914
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David William Storrs and Hannah Storrs Correspondence with Others, 1900-1914
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Correspondence between Various Family Members (Excluding John Storrs), 1847, 1865-1922
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