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William Wallace Gilchrist Jr. Collection


Correspondence, 1861-1992, n.d. Catalog Number: M243.1


                Box      1        

                                   Business correspondence (originals):
                 Folder       1    1917-1934, letters to family members      
                                    concerning library gifts, portrait       
                                   payments and other business matters
                                   Business correspondence (photocopies):
                              2    1908 Dec 14, Maxfield Parrish to W.W.     
                                    Gilchrist, Jr. 
                                   Business correspondence (typescripts):
                              3    1904-1927, miscellaneous letters to and   
                                    from W.W. Gilchrist, Jr., and to Mrs.    
                                   Gilchrist (Lucretia) re: Gilchrist's     
                                   paintings
                              4    1908-1925, n.d., mainly between W.W.      
                                    Gilchrist, Jr., and the Macbeth          
                                   Gallery, from handwritten notes by       
                                   Robert Griffin during his 1988 visit to  
                                   the Smithsonian's Archives of American   
                                   Art in New York
                                   Family correspondence (originals):
                              5    1861-1864 letters to W.W. Gilchrist, Sr., 
                                    during his teen years from his uncle     
                                   and mother concerning the Civil War
                              6    1881-1886, W.W. Gilchrist, Sr., to his    
                                    wife (Maudie) and children, mainly from  
                                   Europe
                              7    1888-1904, n.d., W.W. Gilchrist, Sr., to  
                                    his wife (Maudie) and children
                              8    1900-1901 W.W. Gilchrist, Jr., to W.W.    
                                    Gilchrist, Sr., from Europe  
                              9    1907-1920, letters to Anna Gilchrist      
                                    many concerning the death of her         
                                   brother, Charles
                             10    1907-1983, n.d., miscellaneous family     
                                    letters with the bulk from W.W.          
                                   Gilchrist, Jr., to his mother (Maudie)   
                                   and sister, Anna
                             11    1922-1924, letters to Peg Gilchrist       
                                    from her aunt, Anna Gilchrist, and       
                                   cousin, James Stone
                             12    1988-1992, letters to Robert Griffin.     
                                    Principal correspondent, Mrs. George L.  
                                   deSchweinitz ("Aunt Dorothy")
                                   Family correspondence (photocopies)
                             13    1861-1864, letters to W.W. Gilchrist,     
                                    Sr., during his teen years
                             14    1881-1886, W.W. Gilchrist, Sr., to his    
                                    wife and children, mainly from Europe
                             15    1888-1904, n.d., W.W. Gilchrist, Sr., to  
                                    his wife and children
                             16    1902-1916, n.d., miscellaneous family     
                                    letters, mainly to Anna Gilchrist with   
                                   informal references to family history
                             17    1920, n.d., letters to Anna and Ted       
                                    Gilchrist, many concerning the death of  
                                   their brother, Charles.  Principal       
                                   correspondent, Kathryn Heck, Charles'    
                                   friend and business partner
                                   Family correspondence (typescripts)
                             18    1886 Jun 16, W.W. Gilchrist, Sr., to      
                                    seven year old W.W. Gilchrist, Jr.       
                                   (Waddie)
                             19    1900-1901, W.W. Gilchrist, Jr., to W.W.   
                                    Gilchrist, Sr., from Europe
                             20    1900-1950,n.d., miscellaneous family      
                                    letters, many to Anna Gilchrist with     
                                   informal information on family history;  
                                   also contains a letter from Kenneth      
                                   Sills to Mrs. Gilchrist after W.W.       
                                   Gilchrist, Jr.,'s death
                             21    1920, n.d., letters to Anna and Ted       
                                    Gilchrist, many concerning the death of  
                                   their brother, Charles. 

 


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Family Materials, 1878-1999, n.d. Catalog Number: M243.2


                Box      1        

                 Folder      22    Genealogies of the Gilchrist and          
                                    deSchweinitz families
                             23    Genealogy - "Summary History of the       
                                    Schweinitz Family 1350-1975"
                             24    Handwritten poems, n.d., most by W.W.     
                                    Gilchrist, Jr.
                             25    Household expense books, 1927-1938 kept   
                                    by Lucretia Gilchrist
                Volume   1         Journal and poetry of W.W. Gilchrist,     
                                    Sr., 1882-1890, n.d.

                Box      1        

                 Folder      26    Memorial material for Anna Gilchrist and                                      
                                   W.W. Gilchrist, Jr., 1932-1953, n.d.
                             27    Memorial material for W.W. Gilchrist,     
                                    Sr., 1916, 1999, n.d.
                             28    Musical material re: W.W. Gilchrist, Sr., 
                                    1915-1925, n.d.
      Folio     Volume   2         Scrapbook of the Gilchrist family,        
                                    1878-1946, n.d.
                                     [extremely fragile]

 


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Artwork Documentation and Ephemera, 1900-2000, n.d. Catalog Number: M243.3


                Box      1   
     
                 Folder      29    Career information for W.W. Gilchrist,    
                                    Jr., 1904-1920
                             30    Career information for W.W. Gilchrist,    
                                    Jr., 1923-2000
                             31    Career information for W.W. Gilchrist,    
                                    Jr., n.d.
                             32    Exhibition catalogs, 1912-1916
                             33    Exhibition catalogs, 1917-1923
                             34    Exhibition catalogs, 1926-1930
                             35    Exhibition catalogs, 1984-1986
                             36    Ledger of W.W. Gilchrist, Jr.'s,          
                                    paintings kept by his sister, Anna       
                                   Gilchrist
                             37    Lists compiled from various sources, of   
                                    W.W. Gilchrist, Jr.'s paintings and      
                                   exhibitions where they were shown 
                             38    Master list of W.W. Gilchrist, Jr.'s      
                                    paintings, numbered 1-93, with           
                                   accompanying data sheet for each         
                                   painting.  A color photograph (most are  
                                   3x5 or smaller) of each painting also    
                                   accompanies the list, with the number    
                                   on the photo envelope corresponding to   
                                   the number of the painting on the        
                                   master list
                          39-52    Master list photographs ref# 1-93

                Box      2        

                 Folder       1    Miscellaneous photographs of paintings
                              2    Negatives of miscellaneous photographs of 
                                    paintings
                              3    Photocopies of miscellaneous Gilchrist    
                                    paintings
                              4    Postcards of European art and scenes,     
                                    postmarked 1900, n.d. (miscellaneous,    
                                   some annotated)
                              5    Prints of European art and scenes         
                                    (miscellaneous, not Gilchrist)

 


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Miscellaneous Research Materials, 1880-1993, n.d. Catalog Number: M243.4


                Box      2        

                 Folder      6     Miscellaneous notes and clippings,        
                                    1880-1993, n.d.
                             7     Notes from the Brunswick Record,          
                                    1915-1927

 


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Images, 1902-1988, n.d. Catalog Number: M243.5


                Box      2        

                 Folder       8    deSchweintz family members, n.d.,         
                                    photographs
                              9    deSchweintz and Gilchrist family members, 
                                    1902-1920, n.d., photocopies of          
                                   photographs (annotated)
                             10    Gilchrist and Cox family members, 1906,   
                                    1935, n.d.: including a photograph of    
                                   Redelia Ann Cox Gilchrist
      Folio     Volume   1         Gilchrist family photograph album,        
                                    1902-1935, n.d.

                Box      2        

                 Folder      11    Gilchrist family photograph album         
                                    (pocket-size), n.d.
                             12    Miscellaneous photographs, 1911, 1960,    
                                    1988, n.d. with subject unidentified in  
                                   most of the photos

 


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