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John Steuart Curry and Curry family papers, 1848-1999

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Series 2: Family Correspondence , 1916-1946
(Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

This series contains correspondence between John Steuart Curry and members of his family, as well as letters among family members, written before his death in 1946. Curry's letters include detailed, early letters from Chicago during his first years of art school, and letters from Leonia, NJ and Greenwich Village during his early career. Scattered illustrations by Curry are found in these early letters. Two folders also contain notes about Curry's letters written by the family members who donated them to the Archives. Similar notes are found in Estate Papers.
Letters written by Kathleen Curry are to Margery Curry, Curry's sister. Letters from Margaret Curry are mainly addressed to John. Letters among family members after Curry's death in 1946 are found in the Estate Papers.
Letters are filed by author.
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John Steuart Curry, 1916-1923, 1926, 1942
(8 folders)
(includes one letter from Curry's first wife, Clara, to his parents following their marriage in 1923; last letter dated 1922 is a photocopy, location of original is unknown)
1
9-16
Kathleen Curry, 1937, 1940
(Includes letters to Margery Curry, JSC's sister)
1
17
Margaret Curry (mother), 1938-1946, undated
1
18
R. Eugene Curry (brother), 1938, 1942, undated
1
19
Derrick Family, circa 1932, 1938
1
20
Miscellaneous Family Correspondence, circa 1928-1944
1
21

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