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William Mills Ivins papers, 1878-1964

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5.5: Florence Wyman Ivins, circa 1910-1948

Florence Wyman Ivins was the wife of William M. Ivins, Jr., and an illustrator, primarily of children's books, and a painter of children's portraits. Many of her letters to family members are illustrated with pen and ink drawings or watercolors. She was addressed as Flossie of Flo.
Letters from family and friends include those from Emma Yard Ivins [mother-in-law]; Katharine Ivins [sister-in-law]; Sarah Ivins; William M. Ivins, Jr. [husband]; Margaret Orr; Margaret Wind; Helen and Herbert Winlock; Wyman Family [letters from FWI to her father and sister].
Artwork includes a sketchbook, Southold [L. I.], from the summer of 1922, containing watercolor and pencil sketches of local scenery, Barbara, WMI, Jr., Loraine Wyman, and Paderewski. Also found here are portraits of William M. Ivins, Jr, (2), Bruce Rogers, and Marion Stone; miscellaneous prints and drawings; Christmas and other greeting cards designed by FWI, circa 1910-1937, including a 1937 New Year's greeting, "A Parable of Artists and Art Critics" by Hans Christian Andersen, illustrated by FWI with calligraphy by WMI, Jr.
Miscellaneous material includes notes about E.S. [Elizabeth Sears?]; a flyer advertising children's portraits by FWI, with snapshots of children [used for paintings?]; a marriage announcement and related clippings, 1910; and Wyman family obituaries, including FWI.
Writings include childhood reminiscences and principles of art instruction at Brearly School.
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Letter to Wyman Family, circa 1911- 1914
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Letter from William M. Ivins, Jr., circa 1917- circa 1928
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Letter to H.E. Winlock, 1937
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Letters from Family and Friends, 1910s, 1940s
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Southold [L.I.] Sketchbook, 1922
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Portraits of William Ivins, Jr., Marion Stone, and Bruce Rogers, 1911, 1925, 1938
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Miscellaneous Drawings and Prints, circa 1911-1948
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Special Occasion Cards Designed by Florence Ivins, circa 1910-1937
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Miscellaneous, circa 1911-1948
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Marriage Announcements and Clippings, 1910
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Clippings of Wyman Family Obituaries, circa 1911- circa 1948
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Childhood Reminiscences, circa 1911-1948
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Principles of Art Instruction at the Brearly School, circa 1911-1948
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