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W. Langdon Kihn papers, 1904-1990, bulk 1904-1957

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2.1: General and Personal Correspondence, circa 1916-1957

This subseries consists primarily of personal correspondence, including holiday cards and invitations, although letters related to commissions and exhibitions are scattered throughout.
This subseries includes the letters of W. Langdon Kihn, Alfred and Carrie Kihn (his parents), and Helen Kihn (his wife). Langdon Kihn's correspondence contains letters to his parents from his early trips out west, and drafts and fragments of letters to colleagues promoting his early exhibitions. There is also a selection of Christmas cards of his own design, which he sent to friends and family.
Notable correspondents, most of whom are also represented in the chronological correspondence, include the Canadian ethnographer, Marius Barbeau; well-known collectors, Dale and Maud Chester and Sir Henry Wellcome; artists Maynard Dixon and Guy Wiggins; French biophysicist and philosopher Pierre du Noüy; and military historian Captian Russell V. Steele, whose letters frequently include illustrations of soldiers in military uniforms.
Folders are arranged in alphabetical order by correspondent name. Letters and letter fragments with missing or illegible signatures have been filed in a folder titled "Unidentified," which is located at the end of this subseries.
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General A, circa 1922-1950
Adams, C.
Adams, J Donald
Adams, Mrs. John Adams
Ament, Robert. S.
American Indian Defense Association
Armer, Ruth
Armer, Sidney
Armstead, George Brooks
Arnaud, Odette
Artic Institute of North America
Artzybasheff, Boris and Elizabeth
Austrain, H.
1
15
Bosworth, Tom, circa 1928-1930
1
16
General Ba-Boo, circa 1922-1950
Barbona, Ruth
Barbeau, Marius
Batchelor, J
Beau, Henri
Beck, Charles W. Jr.
Bernet-Rollande, L.
Bill, Edward Lyman
Black Hawk
Blassingame, Lurton
Bogree, Jane
Booth, Mr. and Mrs. John R. Jr.
1
17
General Bow-By, before 1957
Bowen, Catherine Drinker
Bowles, Dorothy and Chester
Bray, Muriel
Brooklyn Children's Museum
Brown, Sonia Gordon
Budlong, Mary
Butler, Margaret
Butler, William
Bye, George T.
1
18
General C, before 1957
Cadmen, Benaldine Noble
Cappius, E.
Cartier, Jacques
Caspanu [?], Millicent
Caskey, James F.
Charles Scribner's Sons
Chase, ?
Church, Esther
Clark, Allan
Clark, Joy
Clark, Margery
Clark, Mary Moore
Coburn, Mary
Continental Theater
Cookingham, Louise K.
Courtright, George and Eugenie
Crago, W. H.
Crussaire, Dr. and Mme.
1
19
General D, 1916, before 1957
D., Myrtle
Dale, Maud and Chester
De Bogory, Natalie
DeLeon, Bertha
Dixon, Maynard
Doolittle, Mary F.
Dow, Emily K.
Driemeyer, Betty
Dudley, Lillian
1
20
General E-F, before 1957
Eastern Association of Indian Affairs
Eaton, Earle Hooker
Emery, Roe
Ennis, Howard Jr.
Explorers Club
F., E.
First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia
Fisher, Franklin
Fitzpatrick, Lee ("Fitz")
Flandrau, Grace
1
21
General G, before 1957
Gallup, Anna Billings
Galvin, Bob
Gates, Allen H.
Gatewood, Bill
Gaultier de la Verendrye, Juliette
Gaza, Maria Josepha
Gibbs, A. Hamilton
Gibbs, Jeanette
Gliewe, Ramon
Goismsditch, Herbert B.
Goulding, Margaret
Gray, Fred
Green, W.W. and LuLu
Griffiths, Nellie
Griswold, Charlotte B.
Grosso, Alfonso
Grosvenor, Mr. And Mrs. Gilbert
1
22
General H, before 1957
Hamilton, Margaret
Hanson, Earl P.
Hartford Courant
Hartford Times
Harris, Walter A.
Hartman, Jennette (Mrs. E.R.)
Harper and Brothers
Hewitt, E. L.
Hill, Mr. and Mrs. Louis W.
Hinton, Harold B.
Holden, Frances
Holden, Lephe
Hopkins, Ellen
Hutchinson, Dorothy and James
Hutchinson, George
1
23
General J-L, circa 1920-1957
James, Will
Jason, T.
Keithahn, Edward and Marie Antoinette ("Nette")
Kirk, Ruth (Mrs. John)
Lasker, Bruno
Laubin, Reginald ("Redge") and Gladys
Lay, Charles D.
Leechman, Douglas
Lomen, Laura and Carl
Longheed, Sir James
Lowry, Royal
Lummis, Charles F.
Lyme Minute Men
1
24
Kihn, Alfred C. and Carrie, before 1957
1
25
Kihn, Helen, circa 1920-1957
1
26
Kihn, W. Langdon, circa 1920-1957
1
27
Lecompte du Noüy, Pierre and Marie (May), circa 1927-1947
(2 folders)
1
28-29
General M-N, circa 1920-1957
MacMillan Company
Mallory, Lenore
Manfred, Ernest
Marsh, ?
Mason, Charles and Rose
Matthias, Reva
McDonald, E.
Meistrell, Malcom
Morden, William and Florence
Morse, Harry
N., Frances
National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
National Geographic Society
Newberry, Mary
Newsom, William ("Bill")
Niven, Pauline and Frederick
1
30
General O-R, circa 1920-1957
O'Neil, Henry
Paisano, Ulysses G. Sr.
Parsons, Sheldon
Pond, James B.
Post, Landgon
Price, Fred
Raynolds, Ellen
Reid, Russell
Reiss, Henrietta
Remington, Beatrice
Rindge, Dottie
Rosen, Elsie
Rungins, Carl
1
31
Skinner, Constance Lindsay, circa 1930s
1
32
Steele, Captain Russell V., circa 1940s
1
33
General S, circa 1920-1957
Salmagundi Club
Sawyer, Fannette
Schellbach, Don
Scott, Duncan Cambell
Seaman, Joseph H.
Shapiro, H.L.
Smith, Theodora
Soper, Mr. and Mrs. Ellis
Speer, Ella Post
Staats-Herold Corporation
Stevens, Harry
Stirling, Matt and Marion
1
34
General T-V, circa 1920-1957
Taber-Prang Co.
Taylor, Cecilia E and H. Peach
Thomas, Virginia
Tillon, Edith
Tompkins, V.
Treasury Department, Section of Painting and Sculpture
Tremaine, Mr. and Mrs. Burton
Trujillo, Mrs. M. H.
Tucker, Patricia
Tyler, Flora C.
Tyler, Gertrude
Voorhees, Aimée
1
35
Wiggins, Guy, circa 1930s
1
36
General W-Z, circa 1920-1957
W., Jess
Washburn, Tahoe and Linc
Watson, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin
Watson, Elmo Scott
Weems, Carrington
Wellcome, Sir Henry
White, Catherine F.
White, Peter
Whitney, Carol
Women's Day
Zeusler
1
37
Unidentified, before 1957
1
38

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