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William Ordway Partridge papers, 1879-1920

Contents and Arrangement

Due to the small size of the collection the papers are arranged as one series.

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Series 1:William Ordway Partridge Papers, 1879-1920, 1957
0.2 Linear feet

Letters to Partridge mainly relate to Partridge's sculpture, invitations to events, and responses to invitations sent by Partridge. They include requests to visit his studio and view works in progress. Also found are two letters from Robert C. Winthrop, and Samuel Timmins to others which were probably collected by Partridge for the autographs of Winthrop and Timmins. Additional correspondents are noted in the container listing.
Writings by Partridge include loose drafts of his poems and a typescript for a book of a collection of his poems. Writings by others include a draft of an essay "The Actor's Profession" and galley proofs of an untitled poem by Henry Austin, dedicated to James Gillespie Blaine. One news clipping from 1891 relates to Partridge's statue of Alexander Hamilton; another from 1957 recounts the discovery of two busts by Partridge during the demolition of the Manhattan Storage and Warehouse building.
The papers are arranged by material type. Letters to Partridge are arranged alphabetically. Unless otherwise noted, all senders wrote 1 letter each.
DescriptionContainerSelect
Egyptian Passport, circa 1890
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1
Letters Collected by Partridge, 1879, 1885
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2
Letters to Partridge, A-C, 1882-1919
Includes letters from Abraham Archibald Anderson, Paul Wayland Bartlett, Edwin Howland Blashfield, Cyrus Townsend Brady, Edward C. Caswell (illustrated), Franklin B. Clark, Thomas Shields Clarke, and Royal Cortissoz.
1
3
Letters to Partridge, D-F, 1902-1913
Includes letters from Frank Edwin Elwell and Daniel Chester French.
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4
Letters to Partridge, G-L, 1894-1915
Includes letters from Leandro-Ramon Garrido, Jennie D. Garrison of the Pocahontas Memorial Association, John La Farge, and George Thomas Little regarding the purchase of Partridge's bronze Bust of Admiral Perry.
1
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Letters to Partridge, M-P, 1896-1916
Includes letters from Henry Mosler, National Academy of Design, and National Arts Club.
1
6
Letters to Partridge, R-W, 1894-1920
Includes 2 letters from Corinne Roosevelt Robinson regarding Bust of Theodore Roosevelt (her brother), Charles H. Sherrill, Marie Peary Stafford regarding bust of her father and discoverer of the North Pole Admiral Robert E. Peary, Edmund Clarence Stedman, and Tertius Van Dyke regarding Partridge's bust of Henry van Dyke.
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7
Manuscripts by Partridge, circa 1893
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8
Manuscripts by Partridge, Book of Poems, 1883-1893
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Writings by Other, 1893, undated
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10
News Clippings, 1891-1894, 1957
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