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Series 1 | A Finding Aid to the John White Alexander papers, 1775-1968, bulk 1870-1915 | Digitized Collection

John White Alexander papers, 1775-1968, bulk 1870-1915

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Series 1: Biographical Information, circa 1887-1968
0.1 linear feet
Box 1, OV 23

This series contains notes, writings, and printed materials that describe the life of John White Alexander, as well as ephemera and personal documents related to specific life events.
Notes and narratives include biographical essays about Alexander and his guardian, Colonel Edward Jay Allen, taken from published reference works, and notes made by Elizabeth Alexander in preparation of those entries. Personal documents and ephemera include a wedding invitation, an identity card issued for the Paris International Exposition of 1900, a calling card, a circular about an artist named Jacques Alexander, examples of Alexander's signature, and a French visa. Also found are drafts of essays by Elizabeth Alexander about her husband and others in their circle, and an oral history interview of Elizabeth Alexander in three parts taken by DeWitt M. Lockman, a later president of the National Academy of Design.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
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Biographical Notes and Essays, circa 1913-1968
1
1
Personal Documents and Ephemera, circa 1887-1900
(Oversized items housed in OV 23)
1
2
Essays by Elizabeth Alexander about John White Alexander, after 1915
3 folders
1
3-5
Essays by Elizabeth Alexander about Others in their Circle, undated
1
6
Oral History Interview of Elizabeth Alexander by DeWitt M. Lockman, 1928
3 folders
1
7-9
Oversized Personal Documents and Ephemera, circa 1887-1900
Items scanned with Box 1, f2
23 (OV)

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