John Henry Bradley Storrs papers, 1847-1987.

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Storrs, John Henry Bradley, 1885-1956. John Henry Bradley Storrs papers, 1847-1987.

John Henry Bradley Storrs papers, 1847-1987.

Biographical material (1882-1956), diaries (1874-1955), correspondence (1847-1980), business records (1855-1980), notes (1873-1980), writings (1888-1947), subject files (1928-1960), art works (1895-1940), photographs (1886-1980), printed material (1860-1987), and scrapbooks (1895-1949) documenting John Storrs' life and career and the Storrs family. Biographical accounts; diaries (1898-1955); writings, including reviews of Storrs' work, manuscripts and poems by Storrs (1897-1947), accounts of dreams (1930-1947), a notebook of poems by others, and a notebook recording letters sent and received. Correspondence includes letters between Storrs and his colleagues (1989-1956), among them William Bullitt, Edith Halpert, Marsden Hartley, John Sloan, Louise Bryant, Alice Roullier, Edward Bennett, Jessica Dismorr, Joseph Brummer and Joseph Stella; letters between Storrs and his wife, Marguerite (1912-1942), and their daughter Monique's correspondence (1930-1976). Subject files contain letters, notes, drawings, and printed material concerning Storrs' commission projects, including the Brest War Memorial, Paris (1928-1960); Century of Progress, Chicago (1930-1932); Chicago Board of Trade (1928-1930); the Alfred Hamill project, Lake Forest, Illinois (1929); the Public Works of Art Project (1931-1936); the Statue of Jeanne d'Arc, Orleans, France (1953); and the Worcester War Memorial, Massachusetts (1929-1930). Other files concern the Ecole de la Loire (1953-1954) and post-World War II aid to the French towns of Beaugency and Herbilly (1944-1946). Art work consists of ca. 1,000 drawings (1912-1940). Photographs (1886-1956) show Storrs, his family, colleagues including Rodin and Ford Madox Ford, travel, and his work. Printed material contains clippings (1904-1976), including 4 scrapbooks (1895-1949), and exhibition announcements and catalogs (1913-1977). Business records include passports, address books, identity cards, leases (1928), lists of works of art, ledgers and financial record books (1903-1955), tax and insurance forms (1927-1944), and miscellaneous invoices and receipts (1905-1975). Biographical material consists of Storrs family genealogical notes, a family history of John, Marguerite, and Monique Storrs (1939-1945), a diary written in Rome (1874) and John Storrs' death certificate. Family memorabilia also includes notes, an essay to riflemen, a notebook titled "Rachel Lyman, James Storrs, de Francisco--Her Last Diary, Died in 1900" (1899-1904), a speech to the Fortnightly Club (1911), and a list of photographs purchased in Europe (1873-1874). Correspondence was exchanged between Storrs (1896-1950), his wife (1912-1958), his daughter (1947-1960), his father David (1861-1914), and other family members (1847-1939). Other materials include an undated sketchbook, 7 sketches, writings by Mary Storrs (1888-1890), a 9-page manuscript "Dr. Fay", address books (1955-1958), and hospital and funeral records (1913) for Storrs' mother Hannah. Photographs show the family and family tombstones in Storrs, Connecticut. Other materials include receipts, account book pages, clippings (1934-1949), programs and calling cards. Art works consist of 31 lithographs (1930-1932) of female figures and 4 drawings (1935) of a proposed mural for the Fair Store, Chicago and a composition for the Statue of Justice for the Newark, New Jersey Court House, as well as 18 photocopies of designs for the Century of Progress project (1932). Biographical material includes a horoscope, diplomas (1899-1937), Marguerite Storrs' passport (1882), the Storrs' marriage license (1914), and a certificate awarded to John Storrs by the Legion d'Honneur (1936). Correspondence exchanged between David Storrs, Marguerite Storrs, Storrs' sister Mae, and John Storrs or concerning him (1862-1980) includes 70 of Storrs' "love letters" (1908-1945). One diary was written by Marguerite (1921) and four by John Storrs (1939-1945). Other materials include notebooks kept by David (1915-1918) and John Storrs' (1973-1944), address books, lists of art works (1968-1970) and miscellaneous notes (1910-1980). Writings consist of an account of travels in Africa, probably by Jules Deville-Chabrol, manuscripts on "Arguments For and Against the Wesson and Maynard Rifles", and "Story of the Trio", an account of the family (1944-1946). Business records (1861-1980) include receipts, security listings, mortgage information (1932), income tax records (1956), check stubs (1920-1955), 2 account books (1923-1937, 1946-1953), the Deville-Chabrol estate settlement records (1861-1895), stock statements (1929-1930), records concerning the Northern Trust Company (1931-1937), a furniture inventory and appraisal for Storrs' home and studio at Chantecaille (1950). Files concern business with Lefebvre-Foinet (1956-1980), Downtown Gallery (1963-1970), the Corcoran Gallery (1969) and work on the figure of Christ for the New Church, Cork (1929-1930). Art works consist of one undated drawing, a scrapbook of early drawings and watercolors (1895-1900), and a 7" metal spike decorated with two figures. Photographs (1898-1980) show Storrs, his family, and friends including actress Maud Allan, French chateaux and towns (1940-1954), Storrs' studio, exhibitions in the Mer Museum and the Museums of Blois and Beaugency, and works of art by Storrs and others. Among the printed materials are posters, clippings (1908-1987), exhibition announcements and catalogs for Storrs (1923-1980) and other artists (1908-1975), sale and auction catalogs, book catalogs (1927-1936), books (1893-1947), programs (1904-1945) and picture postcards. Magazines include TRUTH (1898), BRUSH AND PENCIL (1903), RODIN: L'HOMME ET L'OEUVRE (1912-1914), LIBERATOR (1918) AND PLAYBOY (1919).

18.4 linear ft. (microfilmed on 22 reels)

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