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Lockwood de Forest papers, 1858-1980, bulk 1870-1930

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Series 1: Correspondence , 1858-1931
0.9 Linear feet
Boxes 1, 4

Lockwood de Forest's professional correspondence includes letters to and from friends and colleagues about de Forest's wood carving business in Ahmedabad, India, the export of carvings, and the sale of the operation to Tiffany Studios. Notable correspondents include M. D. C. Crawford, Stewart Culin, Alfred Korzybski, and Purushottam M. Hutheesing & Sons. Also included are two letter books which contain copies of letters De Forest sent to various people in chronological order. There is a fair amount of correspondence with family members, especially De Forest's parents, his brother Robert, and his wife Meta Kemble. In addition, there are a few folders of Meta Kemble de Forest's correspondence with her mother-in-law Julia Mary de Forest and her grandmother Margaretta Du Pont. Typed transcriptions of letters are scattered throughout the series.
Lockwood de Forest's correspondence is arranged alphabetically, followed by the 2 letter books in chronological order. His wife Meta Kemble de Forest's correspondence is grouped together at the end of the series.
The bulk of this series has been digitized, except for duplicates.
Description Container Select
A, Miscellaneous, 1883-1926
1
1
Bryn Mawr College, 1907-1919
1
2
B, Miscellaneous, 1880-1928
1
3
"Colles", 1869-1870
1
4
Crawford, M. D. C., 1918-1930
1
5
Culin, Stewart, 1918-1919
1
6
Culin, Stewart, 1922-1927
1
7
C, Miscellaneous, 1907-1924
1
8
De Forest, Alfred and Izette, 1898-1924
1
9
De Forest, Henry Grant, circa 1858-1884
1
10
De Forest, Henry Wheeler, circa 1869-1925
1
11
De Forest, Johnston, 1931
1
12
De Forest, Judith, 1890-1898
1
13
De Forest, Julia Brasher, 1875-1922
1
14
De Forest, Julia Mary, 1869-1892
1
15
De Forest, Meta Kemble, 1884-1885
1
16
De Forest, Meta Kemble, 1886-1927
1
17
De Forest, Robert Weeks ("Robin"), 1858-1931
1
18
Denig, Lynde, circa 1923
1
19
D, Miscellaneous, 1880-1922
1
20
Frohne, Henry W., 1918
1
21
F, Miscellaneous, 1928
1
22
Garrett, M. E., 1887
1
23
Gould, Arthur L., 1925
1
24
H, Miscellaneous, 1868-1925
1
25
Jacob, S. S., 1893-1894
1
26
J, Miscellaneous, 1893-1926
1
27
Kahil, A. A., 1911-1912
1
28
Korzybski, Alfred, 1921-1924
1
29
Korzybski, Alfred, 1926-1930
1
30
K, Miscellaneous, 1880-1914
1
31
Laufer, Berthold, 1922
1
32
L, Miscellaneous, 1880-1921
1
33
M-N, Miscellaneous, 1882-1925
1
34
Observatories Correspondence, 1923
Correspondence with various observatories about de Forest's observations of the solar corona.
1
35
Polzer, Ludwig, 1926-1927
1
36
Pratt, George D., 1928
1
37
Pritchett, Mr., 1920
1
38
Purushottam M. Hutheesing & Sons, 1911
1
39
P, Miscellaneous, 1876-circa 1930
1
40
Ravell, H., 1924
1
41
Robinson, Edward Stevens, 1925-1928
1
42
Roosevelt, W. E., 1876
1
43
R, Miscellaneous, 1912-1926
1
44
Simmonds, Barbara, 1922-1923
1
45
S, Miscellaneous, 1886-1928
1
46
T, Miscellaneous, 1921-1922
1
47
Warner, Langdon, 1921
1
48
Weeks, Arthur, 1865-1868
1
49
W-Z, Miscellaneous, circa 1923
1
50
Duplicates of Correspondence Transcriptions, circa 1918-1930
1
51
Miscellaneous Letter Fragments and Unidentified Correspondence, 1880-1931
1
52
Letter Book from India, 1881-1882
Oversized letter book housed in Box 4.
1
53
Letter Book, 1905-1918
1
54
De Forest, Meta Kemble
De Forest, Julia Mary (Undated Correspondence), circa 1879-circa 1893
1
55
De Forest, Julia Mary, 1879-1893
1
56
Du Pont, Margaretta (Mrs. Alfred), circa 1888-1892
1
57
Du Pont, Margaretta (Mrs. Alfred), 1893-1897
1
58
Typed Excerpts of Meta De Forest's Letters, 1892-1893
1
59
Oversized Letter Book digitized with Box 1, Folder 53, 1881-1882
4

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