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

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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.
The bulk of this series has been scanned. Some printed material has not been scanned.
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Letters to Marguerite Storrs, 1912-1916
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30
Letters to Marguerite Storrs, 1918-1919
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31
Letters to Marguerite Storrs, 1921-1922
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32
Letters to Marguerite Storrs, 1923
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33
Letters to Marguerite Storrs, 1923
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34
Letters to Marguerite Storrs, 1924-1955
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35
Letters to Marguerite Storrs, 1925
1
36
Letters to Marguerite Storrs, 1927
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37
Letters to Marguerite Storrs, 1930
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38
Letters to Marguerite Storrs, 1932-1955
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39
Undated Letters to Marguerite Storrs, circa 1913-1930
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40
General Correspondence, 1900-1904
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41
General Correspondence, 1905
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42
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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49
General Correspondence, 1907
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1
General Correspondence, 1907
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2
General Correspondence, 1907
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3
General Correspondence, 1908
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4
General Correspondence, 1909
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5
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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10
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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30
General Correspondence, 1950
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General Correspondence, 1951-1954
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32
General Correspondence, 1955-1956
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Undated Correspondence, Alphabetical A, circa 1900-1956
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34
Undated Correspondence, Alphabetical B, circa 1900-1956
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35
Undated Correspondence, Alphabetical B, circa 1900-1956
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36
Undated Correspondence, Alphabetical C-D, circa 1900-1956
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37
Undated Correspondence, Alphabetical E-G, circa 1900-1956
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38
Undated Correspondence, Alphabetical H, circa 1900-1956
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39
Undated Correspondence, Alphabetical J-M, circa 1900-1956
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40
Undated Correspondence, Alphabetical N-R, circa 1900-1956
3
41
Undated Correspondence, Alphabetical S-Z, circa 1900-1956
3
42
Undated Correspondence with Yolande de Manziarly, circa 1923-1929
3
43
Undated and Unidentified Letters, circa 1900-1956
3
44
Undated and Unidentified Letters, circa 1900-1956
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45

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