Glessner House Museum calendar for 1906, 1905

Inclusive Dates: 
1905, 1906
Survey Repository: 

This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

1 leather-bound scrapbook calendar, each page featuring a tipped-in sheet with a poem, other text, or original artwork prepared by a member of Frances Glessner’s Monday Morning Reading Class, a friend, or a family member.  Contributors include artists and designers Frederic Clay Bartlett, Frederick William Gookin, Albert Herter, Helen Mcacbeth, Isaac Elwood Scott, J. Q. A. Ward, and Madeline Yale Wynne, and art collectors W. M. R. French, Isabella Stewart Gardner, Charles L. Hutchinson, and Martin A. Ryerson.

Biographical Historical Note

The Calendar for 1906 was presented to Frances Glessner on January 1, 1906, as a surprise gift in honor of her 58th birthday. The project was initiated by Mrs. Glessner’s Monday Morning Reading Class, the members of whom each contributed a page in addition to soliciting contributions from her friends and family members.

Additional Notes

Related collection: Glessner Family Papers, Chicago History Museum.