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Contents and Arrangement | A Finding Aid to the William Cushing Loring papers, 1899-1961 | Digitized Collection

William Cushing Loring papers, 1899-1961

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as three series.

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Series 1: Correspondence, 1899-1904
0.5 linear feet
Boxes 1-2

This series, which makes up the bulk of the collection, documents William Cushing Loring’s time spent living and studying in Paris and London from 1900-1904. Letters to his parents document Loring’s visits to the studios of John Singer Sargent, Francis Davis Millet, and Lawrence Alma-Tadema; painting excursions; painting copies at the Louvre; studies at the Academie Colarossi and the Academie Delecluse; entertainment and nightlife; and daily expenses. Letters addressed to both of his parents and to his mother, Mrs. Stanton D. Loring, include illustrations and sketches in ink and graphite, as well as miniature watercolors. The illustrations often show depictions of Loring’s daily life, thumbnail sketches of works in progress, and portraits.
Letters from Helen Loring and Robert Loring to their parents document their trips abroad to visit their brother in Paris and London. General correspondence addressed to Stanton D. Loring and unidentified correspondence is also included.
This series is arranged by correspondent, ordered as letters from William Cushing Loring to his family members, followed by letters written by other family members.
This series has been digitized in its entirety.
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Letters to Parents, 1899-1901
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Letters to Parents, 1901
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Letters to Parents, 1902
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Letters to Parents, 1903
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Letters to Parents, 1904
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Letters to Stanton D. Loring, 1901
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Letters to Stanton D. Loring, 1902
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7
Letters to Stanton D. Loring, 1903
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8
Letters to Stanton D. Loring, 1904
Folder includes typed excerpt from diary of Elizabeth Frost "My trip abroad" 1904 found with letters.
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Letters to Mrs. Stanton D. Loring, 1899-1901
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10
Letters to Mrs. Stanton D. Loring, 1901
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11
Letters to Mrs. Stanton D. Loring, 1902
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12
Letters to Mrs. Stanton D. Loring, 1903
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13
Letters to Mrs. Stanton D. Loring, 1904
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14
Letters to Helen Loring and Elizabeth Loring, 1901-1902
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1
Letters from Helen Loring to Parents, 1903
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2
Letters from Robert Loring to Parents, 1901
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3
Letters from Others to Stanton D. Loring, 1900-1902
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4
Unidentified Correspondence, 1901-1903
2
5
Illustrations from Letters, circa 1905
These illustrations were separated from their associated correspondence before processing.
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6

Series 2: Printed Material, circa 1905-1961
4 folders
Box 2

Found in this series are photocopies of newspaper clippings of obituaries for William Cushing Loring, business cards, a studio card, and originals and photocopies of catalogs from exhibitions at Providence, Rhode Island, and at the Corcoran Gallery. Also included are Rhode Island School of Design alumni bulletins, which show an obituary for Loring, as well as a reproduction of a portrait by Loring.
Materials are arranged by document type.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
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Business Cards and Holiday Card, circa 1905-circa 1915
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7
Exhibition Catalogs, 1916-circa 1940
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8
Obituary Clippings, 1959
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9
Rhode Island School of Design Alumni Bulletins, 1959-1961
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10

Series 3: Photographic Material, circa 1905
4 folders
Box 2, OV 3

Included in this series are photographs of William Cushing Loring and his work. Photographs of the artist include studio portraits taken in Paris and photographs of Loring with his family. Photographs of works of art include photographs by Elmer Chickering. Photographic types include silver gelatin, copy prints, and an acetate negative.
Materials are arranged by subject and document type.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
DescriptionContainer
Photographs of William Cushing Loring, circa 1905
Oversized materials housed in OV 3.
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11
Photographic Negative of William Cushing Loring, circa 1905
Negative is a duplicate image of photograph of William Cushing Loring from Box 2 folder 11.
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12
Photographs of Paintings by the Artist, circa 1905
Oversized materials housed in OV 3.
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13
Oversized photographic material scanned with Box 2, Folders 25 and 27
OV 3

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  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.