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Two family trees; two condolence letters from Frederick S. Sommers and William A. Hammond, Dean of Cornell University, 1927; a letter to Dean Smalley from Gutsell's widow Ida containing a Syracuse University alumni questionnaire, 1928; obituaries; printed material, 1884-1928; and a photograph of Gutsell and of a portrait relief sculpture of him.
Hiram Samuel Gutsell papers, 1884-1928. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel 5028 (fr. 459-494) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals in possession of the donor, Mirian S. Sweeney.
Art instructor; Ithaca, N. Y. Graduate of Syracuse University. He married painter Ida Squier in 1886 and became an instructor of industrial arts in Sibley College, Cornell University in 1888. When that department was transferred to the College of Architecture, he joined the architecture faculty as instructor of drawing and modeling. Gutsell illustrated several books by Dean Liberty Hyde Bailey of the College of Agriculture and designed several memorial tablets, most notably those of Prof. Ralph S. Tarr and Ezra Cornell. Gutsell retired in 1922 and produced some etchings.
Donated 1991 by Mirian Sweeney, Gutsell's granddaughter. Photocopies were discarded after microfilming.
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