Notes consist of four address books, two gallery visitor registers, engagement calendars, and six notebooks containing miscellaneous names, telephone numbers, reminder notes, and medical information. There are also unbound notes on mural painting, printmaking, sculpture, and other art-related topics, and handwritten translations by William H. Thomson of thirty classic texts by Homer (Homer's Odyssey, Horace (Satires of Horace), and Demosthenes (Orations of Demosthenes), 1851-1853. Only the illustrated covers of the texts have been microfilmed.
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment. Microfilmed portion must be consulted on microfilm.
Reuben Kadish papers, 1851-1995, bulk 1913-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.