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Subseries 1.1 | A Finding Aid to the William Mills Ivins papers, 1878-1964

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1.1: Correspondence, A-Z, circa 1908-1961

The correspondence is arranged alphabetically, usually by the author's name rather than the institution or firm represented. There are a very small number of files titled by subject (e.g., "Woodbury, Conn. property") included in the alphabetical sequence. The correspondents listed below are represented by at least ten letters each, with a separate folder for each individual. All others are in general files for each letter of the alphabet, with selected correspondents noted.
DescriptionContainer
Correspondence, A
(including Elmer Adler)
1
1-2
Alford, Roberta Fansler, 1933-1959
1
3
Ames, Adelbert, Jr., 1940-1947
(about physiology of vision and psychology of perception)
1
4
Ames, Winslow, 1947-1958
(about WMI writings, particularly
Art and Geometry;
family news; announcement of departure from Springfield Art Museum)
1
5
Arensberg, Walter, 1909-1930
(recommending Marcel Duchamp and Walter Pach as assistants in Print Department; symbolism in "The Melancholia"; WMI's reminiscences of Arensberg [classmate, Harvard, 1090], in response to a request from Fiske Kimball)
1
6
Arms, John Taylor, 1930-1948
(tribute on the occasion of WMI's retirement; invitations; letters about juries, Brooklyn Society of Etchers, and other organizations for printmakers)
1
7
Atcheson, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway, 1911
1
8
Correspondence, B
(includes Barr, Alfred Hamilton, 1937; Beal, Gifford. 1935)
1
9-13
Baerwald, Emil, 1917-1949
(about print collecting and recent sales; comments on WMI writings; Max Friedlander)
1
14
Barlow, T. D., 1927-1953
(about print collecting and books)
1
15
Benson, John, 1952-1956
1
16
Berenson, Bernard and Nicky, 1925-1961
(about visitors to I Tatti; travels, with descriptions of landscapes and light; news of mutual friends; family news; health; reading and writing; projects)
1
17-36
Boas, George
1
37-40
Born, Kay, 1956-1961
1
41-43
Brooks, Van Wyck, and Gladys, 1951-1959
1
44
Burroughs, Alan, 1934-1957
1
45
Burroughs, Bryson, 1922-1934
(MMA news, including death of E. Robinson; family news; charicatures of Acting Director Reily and unknown)
1
46
Burroughs, Louise [Mrs. Bryson], 1948-1961
1
47
Correspondence, C
(includes: Clarke, Kenneth, 1929; Cleland, Thomas; Cortissoz, Royal, 1916-1935)
1
48-52
Carrington, FitzRoy, 1908-1955
(about print collecting; WMI writings for
Print Collectors Quarterly
Print Dept., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; recent books about prints; ts of article by FC, "Some Designs by Florence Wyman Ivins")
2
1
Century Association, 1934-1949
(includes: Beal, Gifford; Tack, Augustus Vincent)
2
2
Champion, Librarie Ancienne, 1921-1927
(correspondence, receipts and invoices regarding purchases by WMI for personal collection)
2
3
Chase, Beulah Dimmick, and Julian, 1946-1958
2
4
Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, 1921-1956
(about WMI's writings; calligraphy; books and collecting; Fitzilliam Museum; news of mutual friends)
2
5
Cohn, Alfred E., and Aggie Lockwood (Mrs. Manus [daughter?]), 1920-1959
(about art; philosophy; opinions of recently published books; comments on WMI's writings, particularly
Art and Geometry;
news of mutual friends; reports on health of AEC; also included are WMI's letters to AEC, removed from AEC's files and sent to WMI by the Executor of the estate)
2
6-7
Constable, William George, 1932-1961
(about his own writings and speeches, and those of WMI; Bernard Berenson; collection of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; travels; fakes)
2
8-9
Correspondence, D
(includes: Davies, Arthur B. 1921; Dillyae, Blanche, 1908-1909; duBois, Guy Pene, undated; Duchamp, Marcel, 1926-1927)
2
10-12
Dana, John Cotton, 1917-1925
(about organization of the Newark Public Library, recordkeeping, and curatorial practices)
2
13
DeForest, Robert W., 1918-1930
(about WMI writins; MMA administrative matters; invitations)
2
14
Dodgson, Campbell, 1918-1943
(about Contemporary Art Society, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and
Print Collectors Quarterly
)
2
15
Correspondence, E
(includes Easby, Dudley T, 1948-1958)
2
16
Elliott, Huger, and Elizabeth Shippen Green, 1927-1949
2
17
Emmett, Burton, 1921-1929
2
18
Erlich, Evelyn, 1948-1950
2
19
Correspondence, F
2
20-21
Firuski, Maurice, 1953-1960
(books offered and purchased for WMI collection at Housatonuc Bookshop, Salisbury, Conn.; some news of mutual friends)
2
22
Frankfurter, Felix, 1940-1960
(about Bernard Berenson; news of mutual friends)
2
23
Frick Collection, 1939-1947
(about WMI lectures there)
2
24
Friedlander, Max J., 1927-1945
2
25
Fulton, John E., 1947-1948
(about Vesalius)
2
26
Correspondence, G
(includes: Gabo, Miriam [Mrs. Naum], and Nina [daughter], 1942-1953; Gallatin, A. E., 1943-1947)
2
27-28
Ginsberg, Jekuthiel, 1942-1953
(about WMI articles for
Scripta Mathematica
)
2
29
Greene, Belle da Costa, 1917-1947
(about mutual friends; Bernard Berenson see also: Grolier Club Morgan Library)
2
30
Grolier Club, 1916-1959
(arrangements for exhibitions and other club business; includes letters from Cassatt, Mary, 1919, 1924; Greene, Belle da Costa, 1921; Havemeyer, Mrs. H.O., 1919; Pennell, Joseph, 1918-1921; Woodbury, Charles H. C., 1921; Young, Mahonri. undated; miscellaneous printed matter, notes, drafts and catalog text)
2
31-34
Correspondence, H
(includes: Haviland, Paul, 1908; Hind, Arthur M., 1920-1953; Hopkinson, Charles, 1946-1952)
3
1-4
Harvard Club
3
5
Harvard University
(includes Class of 1901; general)
3
6
Hauser, Walter, 1946-1956
(about MMA staff)
3
7
Hofer, Philip, 1935-1950
3
8
Howard, Ros, 1945-1948
(about
Art and Geometry;
psychology and physiology of perception; Bernard Berenson)
3
9
Howson, Roger, 1953-1956
3
10
Correspondence, I
3
11
Iconophiles, 1926-1953
3
12
Correspondence, J
(includes: Janson, H. W)
3
13
Correspondence, K
(includes: Kepple, Frederick 1911-1913)
3
14-17
Kelley, Nicholas, 1920-1960
3
18
Kent, Henry W., 1910-1948
(comments on writings and speeches of WMI; MMA administration)
3
19-20
Correspondence, L
(includes: Lehmann-Haupt, Hellmut, 1930; Loewy, Raymond, 1934)
3
21-22
Lay, Charles Downing, 1926-1960
(about C. Goodhue Memorial Exhibition; WMI's writings; calligraphy; news of mutual friends)
3
23
Lefferts, Helen Lambert, 1957-1958
(about Daumier exhibition)
3
24
Library of Congress, 1945-1946
3
25
Lockwood, Will, and Louise, 1955-1960
3
26
Lowell Institute, 1949
(regarding Annual Lectures)
3
27
Correspondence, M
(includes MacBride, Henry, 1929; Mielziner, Leo, and Ella F. 1917-1955)
3
28-33
McMahon, A. Philip, 1928-1947
(about own writings and those of WMI)
3
34
Malloch, Archibald, 1932-1953
(about Vesalian essays)
3
35
Mansfield, Howard, and Helen, 1917-1948
(comments on WMI's writings; exhibitions and acquisitions of MMA; biographical notes on HM)
3
36
Mather, Frank Jewett, 1921-1946
(lists of printmakers for his book; about WMI review of Gabriel book)
3
37
Mayor, A. Hyatt, and Virginia, 1940-1960
(about MMA; writings of WMI)
3
38
Merriman, Daniel, 1947-1956
(about Davenport College, Yale University)
3
39
Moe, Henry Allen, 1938-1955
(about perspective and geometry; applicants for Guggenheim Fellowships)
3
40
Morgan, Junius Spencer
(about his collection and new acquisitions)
3
41
Morgan Library, 1922-1958
(appointment of WMI as Honorary Curator of Prints and Drawings; acquisitions; invitations; see also: Greene, Belle da Costa)
3
42
Mosenthal & Sons Insurance
3
43
Morison, Stanley, 1925-1934
(about books and prints; printing;
The Fleuron
(journal of typography); news of mutual friends)
3
44
Munroe, Vernon, 1923-1957
4
1
Munson, Ida, 1960-1961
4
2
Correspondence, N
4
3-5
Newlin, Alice, 1924
4
6
Correspondence, O
4
7
Oppenheimer, Henry, 1919-1936
4
8
Osborne, William Church, 1925-1946
(about MMA administration and policy; writings of WMI; WMI's recommendations for
Bulletin
)
4
9
Correspondence, P
(includes: Pach, Walter, 1921-1955; Phillips, Duncan, 1929-1930; Print Club of Cleveland, 1923-1945; Print Club (of Philadelphia Pa.), 1925-1926; Print Club of Rochester, 1931-1932; Print Collectors Quarterly, 1922-1924; Print Makers Society of California, 1921)
4
10-15
Panofsky, Erwin, 1932-1935
4
16
Pease, Murray, 1945-1950
4
17
Quartich, Bernard, 1918-1934
(invoices and letters concerning purchases of books for WMI personal library)
4
18
Correspondence, R
(includes: Rorimer, James, 1934-1961; Rosenbach, A.S.W., 1931; Rosenberg, Jakob, 1927-1953)
4
19-22
Redmond, Rollin, 1944-1948
4
23
Riggs, Lawrason, 1933-1960
4
24
Robinson, Edward, 1917-1941
(about MMA Print Dept.; other museum business, including loans and exhibitions; travels)
4
25
Rogers, Bruce, 1919-1956
4
26
Rollins, Carl Purington, and Margaret, 1931-1955
(about WMI writings; samples of printing; and news of mutual friends)
4
27
Rosenthal, [Rabbi] Henry M., 1945-1955
4
28-30
Rous, Peyton, 1945-1953
4
31
Ruzicka, Rudolph, 1917-1960
(about his exhibitions; travels; printing; exhibition design; WMI's writings; news of mutual friends)
4
32
Correspondence, S
(includes Schniewind, Carl O., 1930-1946; Sheeler, Charles. undated; Spicer-Simson, Theodore, 1944; Stieglitz, Alfred, 1928-1929)
4
33-39
Sachs, Paul J., and Meta, 1910-1955
(about Fogg Art Museum; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; acquisitions; PJS lectures; WMI writings and lectures; prints and drawings on the market; travels)
4
40-41
Sarton, George, 1942-1951
(about philosophy, ancient and modern; books;
Isis
(Review of the History and Philosophy of Science); WMI's writings)
4
42
Saunders, A.P., 1942-1948
5
1
Savile Club, 1933-1954
5
2
Simkhovitch, Vladimir G., 1918-1960
(about art; history of ancient Greece; WMI's writings)
5
3
Simonson, Lee, 1929-1956
(about books and reading; WMI's writings; teaching; opera set designs; news of mutual friends)
5
4
Singer, Charles Joseph, 1949-1954
(WMI criticism of CS writings on Vesalius; books; anatomy; writings of WMI)
5
5
Sizer, Theodore, 1922-1960
(WMI lectures to Cleveland Print Club; travels; news of mutual friends; exhibitions; Yale University Art Gallery; TS lectures and book on Trumbull)
5
6-9
Southold [Long Island] property, 1919
5
10
Stechert, G.E. & Co., 1909-1929
(invoices and letters regarding purchase of books for WMI library)
5
11
Stowaways, 1921-1933
5
12-13
Correspondence, T
5
14-17
Taylor, Francis Henry, 1933-1948
(about MMA business; WMI lectures)
5
18
Troxell, Janet, 1954-1959
5
19-20
Correspondence, U
5
21
University of Chicago, 1932-1945
(includes U.C. Press)
5
22
Correspondence, V
5
23-24
Vasari Society, 1922-1933
5
25
Correspondence, W
(includes: Watrous, Harry W., 1925; Watson, Forbes, 1926)
5
26-32
Wallace, Ed, 1954-1958
5
33
Warburg, Felix M., 1919-1935
(about acquisitions for FMW collection)
5
34
Webster, Herman A., and Mounette, 1910-1959
(about travels; prints for sale in Europe; WMI's writings; exhibitions of HAW work in U.S.; German occupation of France)
5
35-36
Weil, Ernst, 1932-1955
(about WMI book purchases; see also: Tauber & Weil)
5
37
Wetmore, Edith, 1928-1956
5
38
Weyhe, E., 1948-1959
(about WMI book purchases)
5
39
Wilkinson, Charles, 1946-1961
(about MMA staff; travels; news of mutual friends)
5
40
Wind, Edgar, 1945-1952
(about Vesalius; translations; Greek art; aesthetics; his own writings and those of WMI; news of mutual friends)
6
1
Winlock, Herbert Eustis, 1931-1948
(about MMA staff; MMA Egyptian expedition; acquisitions; MMA administration)
6
2
Winter, Carl, 1939-1943
(about Elizabethan miniatures; World War II; book about Nicholas Hilliard; news of mutual friends)
6
3
Winternitz, Emanuel, 1945-1961
(about MMA staff; MMA Musical Instrument Collection; news of mutual friends)
6
4
Woodbury, Conn. Property, 1941-1956
6
5
Woodhouse, Betty Burroughs, 1935-1959
6
6
Correspondence, Y
(includes Young, Art, undated)
6
7
Yale University, 1942-1958
(includes Art GalleryConvocation, 1946; Elizabethan Club; Library; Y.U. Press; Yale Review)
6
8
Correspondence, Z
(includes Zigrosser, Carl, 1932-1959)
6
9
Correspondence, unknown and illegible
6
10

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