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William Wallace Gilchrist, Jr., Collection, 1861-2000, n.d.



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

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Series Description:
Though some business letters are included, this series consists primarily of correspondence between family members. The earliest letters are written to William Wallace Gilchrist, Sr., while a drummer in the Civil War. Also included are letters written by the elder W.W. Gilchrist while in Europe in 1886 and the younger W.W. Gilchrist while in Europe in 1900-1901. Other correspondents include several generations of the Gilchrist family. The bulk of the business correspondence consists of typescripts from the Macbeth Gallery concerning W.W. Gilchrist, Jr.,'s paintings. Also included is a photocopy of a December 14, 1908, business letter from Maxfield Parrish to W.W. Gilchrist, Jr. The correspondence groupings, originally established by Gilchrist biographer Robert Griffin, have been retained. The letters appear in three forms: originals, photocopies, and typescripts, with some letters duplicated in different groupings.
Arrangement:By correspondence grouping as established by the collector, then chronologically.
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Restrictions:None.


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

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Series Description:
This series includes genealogies of the deSchweinitz and Gilchrist families, a family scrapbook kept by Anna Gilchrist, a journal with entries and poetry by W.W. Gilchrist, Sr., and household expense books kept by W.W. Gilchrist, Jr.,'s wife, Lucretia. Also included are memorial materials for Anna Gilchrist, W.W. Gilchrist, Jr., and W.W. Gilchrist, Sr.
Arrangement:Alphabetical by material type.
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Restrictions:None.


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

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Series Description:
This series contains information and documentation specific to W.W. Gilchrist, Jr.,'s career. Copies of correspondence from the Archives of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, newspaper clippings concerning Gilchrist's exhibits and influences on his work, and exhibit catalogs are included. There is also a ledger of W.W. Gilchrist, Jr.,'s paintings kept by his sister, Anna, as well as lists of his paintings and exhibitions compiled from various sources. Also included is a comprehensive master list of Gilchrist's paintings, with accompanying data sheets and color photographs for most of the ninety-three paintings on the list.
Arrangement:Alphabetical by material type.
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Restrictions:None.


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

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Series Description:
This series contains materials collected by Robert Griffin, W.W. Gilchrist, Jr.,'s grandson, in the course of his research for Affectionately, Wallace, his biography of W.W. Gilchrist, Jr., published in 2001. Includes handwritten notes, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, and extensive notes from the Brunswick Record, 1915-1927.
Arrangement:Alphabetical by material type.
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Restrictions:None.


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

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Series Description:
Images include family photographs of both the Gilchrist and deSchweinitz families as well as a full-size and a pocket-size photograph album of the Gilchrist family.
Arrangement:Alphabetical by subject.
General Note:
Restrictions:None.


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