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William Mills Ivins papers, 1878-1964

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5.9: William M. Ivins, Sr., 1885-1924

William M. Ivins, Sr., (1851-1915), father of William M. Ivins, Jr., was a lawyer and politician and was addressed as Will. He spent a great deal of time in Europe and South America as a corporate lawyer. In 1905, he ran unsuccessfully for mayor of New York City. Business correspondence includes a letter from Mme. Blavatsky, with clippings and photographic portrait. Letters from relatives include those from Emma Yard Ivins [wife]; Katharine Ivins [daughter]; Margaret Ivins Holmes [daughter]; Sarah Mills Ivins [mother]; William M. Ivins, Jr. [son]; Annie Perrine [cousin]; James S. Yard [father-in-law]. Miscellaneous material includes biographical notes; clippings by and about WMI Sr., including an obituary; and miscellaneous notes copied from an unidentified publication.
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Business- Copies of William M. Ivins, Sr. Letters, 1897-1901
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Blavotsky, circa 1891-1924
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Letters from Emma Ivins, 1904, 1924, circa 1891
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Letter from Katharine Ivins, 1901
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Letter from Margaret Ivins, 1901
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Letters from William M. Ivins, Jr. from Boarding School, 1891-1897
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Letters from William M. Ivins, Jr. from Harvard, 1897-1901
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Letters from William M. Ivins, Jr. from European Trip, 1901-1902
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Letters from Relatives, 1885-1904
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Biographical Notes, circa 1891-1924
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Clippings, circa 1891-1924
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Miscellaneous, circa 1891-1924
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Estate Correspondence, 1914-1924
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