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Collection Creator:
Storrs, John Henry Bradley, 1885-1956  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1900-1956
Scope and Contents:
John Storrs' extensive correspondence spans over fifty years and documents his personal and professional life. There are extensive letters to his wife Marguerite Storrs, including love letters written before they were married and letters written to her during his visits to the United States. Letters written by Marguerite to John are located series 2.2. John Storrs' love letters to other women, including Yolande de Manziarly, are found within his general correspondence. General correspondence primarily consists of Storrs' correspondence with friends, colleagues, art critics and historians, patrons, art organizations, and galleries. Where they exist, Storrs' drafts of outgoing letters are interfiled with letters he received in a chronological arrangement. Storrs was friends with many artists, architects, performers, and writers in both the US and Europe. Among the artists he corresponded with are Berenice Abbott, Hendrick Andersen, George Biddle, Jerome Blum, Arthur Bock, Louis Bouche, Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Walter Cole, Arthur Davies, Jessica Dismorr, Katherine Dreier, Marcel Duchamp, Leo Friedlander, Marsden Hartley, Jean Helion, Gertrude Lambert, Fernand Leger, Jacques Lipchitz, Man Ray, Richard Recchia, Edwin Scott, Charles Sheeler, Joseph Stella, Maurice Sterne, Alfred Stieglitz, Leopold Survage, Jacques Villon, and William and Marguerite Zorach. Other notable correspondents include architects Edward Bennett, Paul Phillippe Cret, R. Buckminster Fuller, and Alfonso Iannelli; writers and publishers Sherwood Anderson, Louise Bryant, William Bullitt, Max Eastman, Jane Heap, Paul Scott Mowrer, and Gertrude Stein; art critics Phyllis Ackerman, Frank Crowninshield, and Maurice Raynal; art patrons Arthur Aldis, Mildred Bliss, and Charles Worcester; friend and curator Alice Roullier; and dancer Maud Allan. A portion of the general correspondence is in French. A small amount of correspondence with galleries, museums, and curators concerns exhibitions and sales of Storrs' artwork. Also found is correspondence concerning his participation in art organizations. Researchers should note a portion of Storrs' business correspondence, especially regarding his major sculpture commissions and his dealings with Downtown Gallery, are found in Series 3: Personal Business Records. See Appendix for a list of correspondents from Series 2.1.
Appendix: Correspondents from Series 2.1:
Abbott, Berenice, 1921, 1922, undated Ackerman, Phyllis, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, undated Adams, Cyrus H., 1944 Adler, Alfred, 1926 Adler, David, 1939, 1945 Adrien, Rouet, 1924 Alby, Leony, undated Aldis, Arthur T., 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, undated Aldis, Graham, 1934 Allan, Maud, 1907, 1913, 1925, 1928, undated American Art Association, 1926, undated American Art Bronze Foundry, 1935, 1936 American Designers Gallery, Inc., 1928 American Express Company, 1907, 1933 American Hospital of Paris, 1913 American Library in Paris, 1945, 1946, 1947 American Red Cross, 1918 American Union of Decorative Artists and Craftsmen, 1928, 1929 American University Union in Europe, 1923 American Women's Club of Paris, inc., 1932, undated Andersen, Mrs. A. O., 1928 Andersen, Hendrick, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1918 Anderson, Margaret, 1924 Anderson, Sherwood, 1917, 1925, undated Antheil, George, 1924, 1926, 1927 A.O. Smith Coporation, 1934 Apex Smelting Co., 1930 Arden, Elizabeth, 1935, 1936, undated Arens, Egmont, 1919, 1920, 1921 Arnhem, Edward, 1925 Art Institute of Chicago, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1925, 1927, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1939, 1940, 1945 Artists and Writers Dinner Club, 1934 Arts Club of Chicago, 1920, 1922, 1927, 1928, 1932, 1934, 1937 Artwork, 1924 Ateliers D'Art du Clos De Joye, 1955 B., Simone, 1924, 1926, 1928, undated Babcock, Ella, 1912, undated Babcock, James L., 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, undated Bailey, C. Foster, 1928 Ballard, George S., 1935 Barbarin, Georges, 1942 Barbier, H., 1925 Barbusse, Leevri, 1919 Barrett, Ida C., 1939 Bartholomew, Marshall, 1937 Bartlett, Paul W., 1914 Beach, John & Lucy, 1909, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1916, 1918, 1919, 1923, 1925, 1926, 1945, undated Benard, Maddy, undated Benington, Walter, 1918 Benjamin, Elizabeth, undated Bennett, Edward H., 1934, 1935, 1937, 1938, 1940, 1944, 1945, 1948, 1951 Berger, Paul, 1920 Berlin Photographic Company, 1915 Biddle, George, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1946, undated Biddle, Katherine Garrison, 1928 Jane Biddle, 1925, 1926 Birdsall, Lucy Storrs, 1950, undated Birnbaum, Martin, 1916 Blanquet-Pernot, Mrs., 1928 Bliss, Mildred, 1929, 1948, undated Blinstrub, Ben, 1937, 1945 Blum, Frank, 1929 Blum, Jerome, 1907, undated Bock, Arthur, 1906 Bon, Jacques, 1923 Booz, Helen, 1946, 1947, undated Bonney, M. Therese, 1926 Bosley, Frederick A., 1907, 1909, undated Bouche, G. Louis (Folsom Galleries), 1920, 1921, undated Boulenger, Jacques, 1942 Boyce, Sydney, 1911 Boyd, Jim, 1906 Bragdon, Marston S., 1914 Brandt, Edgar, 1926 Braque, G., 1939, 1955 Breck, George W., 1907 Bretano's, 1913 Brewster, Kate Lancaster, 1929, undated Brewster, Walter, 1928 Brooklyn Museums, 1930, 1934 Brorby, Melvin, 1924 Brown, A. Spenser, 1907, 1912, 1913, 1914, undated Brown, Slater, 1921 Brummer, Joseph, 1928, 1929, 1930 Bryant, Louise, 1917, 1918, 1920, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1929, 1930, undated Bucher, Jeanne, 1937, undated Bulliet, C. J., 1949 Bullitt, Orville H., undated Bullitt, William C., 1937, 1939, 1940, undated Butcher, Fanny, 1931 Byrne, Barry, 1928, 1930 Caffery, Jefferson, 1944, 1945 Cahiers de L'Etoile, 1929 Calder, Alexander (Illustrated Letter), 1932, 1935 California Museum of Art, Palace of the Legion of Honor, 1923, 1924, 1933 Calton, Constance, 1948 Campbell, Elisa, undated Carnegie Institute, 1938 Caro-Delvaille, Aline, 1923 Carpenter, Genevieve, 1928, 1929 Carpenter, Rue, 1927 Cartarin, A., 1924 Carter, Helen B., 1921, 1922 Cecile, Paul, 1929 Centre Immobilier et Forestier, 1923 Chambers, Christine, undated Chandler, George M., 1921 Chapman, C., 1912, undated Charles Fiore Nurseries, 1930 Charpentier, Jean, 1926 Chase Bank, 1946 Cheney, Sheldon (Theatre Arts Magazine), 1921 Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, 1933, 1934, 1935 Chicago Daily News, 1918 Chicago Sculptors Association, 1935, 1936 Chicago Society of Etchers, 1916, 1918 Child, Paul Cushing & Julia, 1929, 1950 Childs, Newell, 1940, 1945, undated Christy, Bill, 1946 Chrysler, Walter P., 1939 Civil Affairs Office, Orleans, France, 1944 Clarke, Dora, undated Cliff Dwellers, 1928 Cline, Jared, 1927, 1928 Clow, Isabelle, 1927, 1928 Cohalan, Daniel, 1930 Colbert, F. Overton, 1933 Cole, Timothy, 1917 Cole, Walter, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1919, undated Coleville, Ruth, 1912 College of St. Scholastica, 1939 Combes Favard, Berthe des, 1921, undated Compagnie Generale Transatlantique, 1916, 1923, 1927 Commission de la Renaissance d'Orleans, 1945 Consulate-General of the United States of America, 1914 Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1935 Coules, Edith V., 1926, undated Cowles, Genevieve, 1927 Crane, Jacob, 1933 Creative Art, 1928 Cret, Paul Philippe & Marguerite, 1925, 1926, 1930, 1945, undated Cross, Louise, 1932 Crowninshield, Frank, 1929 Cummings, Nathan, 1955, 1956 Cummings, Walter, undated Cunningham, John, 1933, 1938, 1955 Cuttoli, Marie, undated Dallies, Jeanne, 1917 Dashiell, Juliet A., 1905, 1906, 1907 Davies, Arthur, 1923 Davis, Garry, 1949 Dell, Floyd (The Liberator), undated Department du Loiret, Republique Francaise, 1944 Deregnancourt, Alphonse, 1914, 1915, 1918 Devambez, 1918, 1919 Deville-Chabrol, Emma, undated Diaz, Luis, 1936 Diaz de Recchia, Ana, 1911, 1913 Dismorr, Jessica, 1918 Doubleday Page & Company, 1920 Dougherty, Paul, 1925 Dreier, Ethel E., 1923, 1926 Dreier, Katherine (Societe Anonyme Inc.), 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1928, undated Drury, Holden, 1953 Dubowsky, Henry, 1945 Duchamp, Marcel, 1927, undated Dudensing Galleries, Inc., 1929 Duval, Jack H., 1907, 1918, undated Duval, L. & L. Janier, 1916 Eastman, Max (The Liberator), 1918, 1919 Eckridge, Bob, undated Eddy, Arthur J., 1916,undated Editions Savoir Vivre, 1919 Eggimann, L. H., 1918 Elliott, Lucretia M., 1906 Embassy of the United States of America, Paris, 1940, 1945, 1946, 1947 Emmett, Beulah, 1937, undated Enterprises Morlon & Fils, 1923 Espy, John, 1915 Ewing, Mary H., 1909 Ewing, Mary James, 1930 Ewing, W. A., 1916 Eyskens, A. Mary, 1909 Eyskens, Felix, 1912 Fagotat, G., 1922 Fairmount Park Art Association, 1933, 1948 Farre, William, 1922, 1923, 1925 Faucauld, Isabelle de Comtess, undated Fauche, E., 1927 Fenton, P., 1943 Fio Rito, Madelyn, 1954, 1955 Fournier, F., 1932 Franks, Sara, 1909 Freelander, Ronald, 1945, 1946 Freneuse, Marie Louise Landry de, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948 Freres, Brunschwig, 1925, 1927, 1928 Friedlander, Leo, 1936 Fry, Edith M., 1917, 1918 Fry, William E., 1909, 1921, 1923, undated Fuller, R. Buckminster, 1929, 1930, 1932, undated Galerie Briant-Robert, 1924 Galerie des feuillets d'art, 1919, 1920, undated Galerie "L'Effort Moderne" (Leonce Rosenberg), 1919, 1924, 1926, 1928, 1930, 1931 Galerie Zak, 1925, 1934 General Alloys Company, 1935 Geret, Lucien, 1946, 1951 Germain, Mr. & Mrs., 1925 Gibson, Sidney, undated Golejewski, General, 1945, 1946 Goodale, Hazel, 1906 Grafly, Charles & Martha, 1911 Graphic Institute of Lithography, 1937 Greeley, Martha, undated Green, Gretchen, 1954 Gros, Gabriel, 1919 Grossman, Edward, undated Gutheim, Frederick, 1946 H., Edna R., 1921, 1922 H. W. Croxton & Co., 1933 Hadley, Louise, 1937, 1940, undated Haines, Grace (Mrs. L. Emerson Matter), 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909 Hammond, Madelyn, 1933 Hannen, Jos. H., 1909 Harrington, James (Jimmie), 1900, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1921, 1922, 1937 Hartley, Marsden, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1930, undated Harvey, Fred, 1918 Heap, Jane, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1927, 1929, undated Hecht, Zoltan, 1928 Heitkamp, Irving & Eleanor M., 1907, 1909, 1911, 1912, 1913, undated Helion, Jean, 1937, 1938 Heyman, Katherine, undated Hoeckner, Carl, 1921 Holabird, John A. (Holabird & Root), 1930 Holley, Bertha, 1913, undated Holmes, Frederick, 1905, undated Hoskins, W., 1930 Houfe, Eric, 1954 Houston, William, undated Hoyt, Henry M. & Anne, 1911, 1912, 1918, 1920, 1921, undated Hubert, M. de la Montaigne, 1933, 1935, 1936, undated Hubert, Loyou, 1926 Huddleston, Sisley, 1924, 1927, 1929, 1930, undated Hugon, Paul D., 1938 Hunt, Dorothy, undated Iannelli, Alfonso, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1929 Industrial Fireproofing Corp., 1935 Jacques Seligmann & Co., Inc., 1934 Jaines, Louise, 1921 James, R. Howard, 1911, 1912, 1929, undated Jaques, Bertha, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921 Jenkins, Julia, 1905, undated John H. Vanderpoel Art Association, 1939 Joy, Bill, 1922, 1923, undated Junior League of Chicago, 1932, 1935 Kahn, Albert, 1934 Kayser, Jos., 1947 Kennedy, Herbert H., 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925 Kramer, Frank, 1905 Kunst Art Foundries, 1931 Lacomme, Risette, 1919, 1920, 1924, 1926, undated Lafargue, Henry, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1931 Laing, Alice S., 1921 Lambert, Gertrude, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1917, 1929, undated Laurens, E., 1911 La Verite, 1919 Lavolley, I.?, 1926, 1929, undated Layrault?, 1923, 1924, 1925 Lazari, Paul, 1946 Le Bosse, R., 1938 Lecomte, Mr., 1928 Lecomte du Nouy, Mrs., 1948 Lecornu, G., 1927 Lee, G. Ambrose, 1905 Lee, Henry C., 1927 Lee, Robert M., 1931 Leger, Fernand, 1936, undated Leight, Mrs. Edward, 1921, undated Les Muses Francaises, 1920, 1921, 1922 Lewis, Elizabeth, 1935 Lewis, Helen, 1946, 1947, undated Lipchitz, Jacques & Berthe, undated Long, Mason, 1953 Loring?, Gustave, 1919 Loyson, 1913 Luntz, Charles, 1946 Lyons, Philip, 1929, 1932, undated MacBurney, T. N., 1930 Magnin, A. de, 1918 Malye, T., 1927 Mannheimer, Frank, undated Manziarly, Yolande de, 1923, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929 Martre, Charles, 1927 Masclary, Bernard de, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1942, 1955, undated Masclary, P. de, 1942 Marmet, L. J., 1906 Mazau, F., 1923 McClelland, Nancy, 1937 McCormick, Elsie Rockefeller, 1950 McCormick, Robert H., 1949 McIntyre, Margaret, 1924, 1926 McManus, Blanche, 1918 Medallic Art Company, 1931 Meeker, Arthur, 1930 Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1916 Meunier, Maurice, 1926, 1927 Miller, Edgar, undated Miller, John O'Fallon & Caroline, 1923, 1926, undated Miller, Joseph Gilman, 1929 Milman, Ralph & Helen, 1937, 1938, 1955 Monnette, Orra Eugene, 1921 Montellier, J., 1930 Moody, Harriet, 1925 Moore, Grace, 1936 Morgan, Charles, 1933 Morley, R., 1908, 1918 Morse, Howard K., 1927 Morris Book Shop, 1921 Mowrer, Edgar, 1914, undated Mowrer, Paul Scott & Winifred, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1922, undated Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1923 Museum of Modern Art, 1930, 1933, 1934 "Nadja", 1926 Nagel, Elizabeth, undated Nashville Art Club, 1909 National Sculpture Society, 1928 National Soap Sculpture Committee, 1931 Navez, P., 1914 Needham, Louis & Brorby, Inc., 1930, 1935, 1936, 1945, 1946, 1948, 1949, undated Nelson, Paul, undated Neological Foundation, 1940, 1945 The Neoterics, 1935 Neue Gallerie, 1925 Neumann, A., 1940, 1945 Newark Museum, 1935 New Masses, 1925 The New Orient, 1930 Noel, Georges, 1945 Norton, John, 1929, undated Oakley, Horace, 1921 Office of War Information, 1945 Olds, Abbie Storrs, 1950 O'Toole, James St. L, 1935, 1936, undated Paas, Emily Anita, 1928 Packard, Mary Storrs, 1921 Palmer, Pauline, undated Panama-Pacific International Exposition, 1913, 1916 Paris-Midi, 1925, undated Paris Post, 1946 Parker, Eleanor Wayne, 1912, 1913 Parker, Kineton, 1922, 1930 Partridge, Charlotte Russell, undated Pascal, Pietro, 1946 Pasquier, Gustave, 1924 Passani, F., 1930 Pearson, Ralph M., 1928, 1929 Peignin, Marius, 1925 Pelzer, Mildred W., 1936 Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 1910, 1911, 1933 Perry, Ruth T., 1907 Phillips, S. G., (illustrated) 1911, 1914 Pichon, Leon, 1920 Pierron, M., 1920 Playboy, 1919 Polasek, Albin, 1926 Ponce, J., 1927 Post, Mary, 1906, 1907, undated Potin, O., 1953 Provincetown Print Gallery, 1921 Putnam, Samuel, undated Quattrocchi, Edmondo, 1929 Ray, Man, undated Raynal, Maurice, 1928, 1929, undated Reboul, Jacques, 1907 Recchia, Richard H., 1912, 1913, 1920, undated Reed, John, 1917 Rendu, A., undated Republique Francaise, Mairie D'Orleans, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948 Rerolle, Gervaise, undated Richard, E., 1932 Richard, Paul, 1923, 1927, 1928 Ritman, Louis, 1909 Roberts, Webb, 1936, 1938 Roche, Henri Pierre, 1924, 1927 Rockwell, 1920 Roger, Maurice, 1927 Roosevelt, Theodore, 1916 Root, Ellen, undated Roseman, T., 1922 Rosenberg, Paul, 1939 Rotil, J., 1924 Roullier, Alice, 1920, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1927, 1928, 1931, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1955, undated Rowdon, J. T., 1905 Royer, Jean, 1945 Ruhlmann & Laurent, 1919, 1920 Russell, Ann, 1904, 1906 Safalgette, L., 1919, 1920, undated Salmon, Andre, 1921, 1923, undated Salon du Franc, 1926 Salons of America, 1923, 1924 Saltino, Andy, 1925 Schoenfeld, Flora, undated School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1909 Schulberg, Stuart and Barbara, undated Schutze, M., 1934, undated Schwartz, Andrew T., 1910 Scott, Edwin & Josephine, 1907, 1909, 1911, 1912, 1914, undated Segur, Adrienne, 1927 Senior, John L., 1935, 1936, undated Seymour, Ruth, 1922 Shanlow?, Alexandra, 1914 Sheeler, Charles, 1923 Shenker, Harry, 1919 Slaiman, M. & Ruth, 1950 Smith, C. Powers, 1923 Smith, Howard E., 1912, 1913, 1914, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1920, 1925, 1926, undated Societe de Saint-Jean, 1917 Sowerby, Leo, 1918 Spaulding, W. B., 1910 Sprague, Albert A., 1921 Stearns, Harold E., 1932 Stein, Gertrude, undated Stein, Rita, undated Stella, Joseph, 1929 Stephens, E. A., 1949 Stephens, Lucille Chandler, 1925 Sterne, Maurice, 1925 Sterner, Carl John, undated Stieglitz, Alfred, 1930 Stinson, Roxie R., 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, undated Stora, M. & R., 1926 Storgo Laboratories (David Goldsmith), 1936, 1937 Storrs, Frank Herbert, 1924, 1926 Storrs, John W., 1918 Storrs, Louis, 1939 Storrs, Ronald, 1925, 1927, 1928 Sueur, G., 1926 Survage, Leopold & Germaine, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1937, 1945, undated Tancrede, Robert, 1945 Tartarin, A., 1930 The Tavern, 1928 Taylor, Catherine, 1911, 1912 Texas Centennial Exposition, 1936 Thanlow, Ch. L. & Ingrid, 1919, undated The Seven Arts Magazine, 1918 Thomas, Maxime, 1930 Tillson, Rex, 1923 Toledo Museum of Art, 1938 Tooker, Marion F., 1911 Toulouse, Roger, 1949, 1955, undated The Transatlantic Review, 1924 Truman, Harry S., 1945 (letter to) Turnbull, Yale, 1925, 1926 Tyson, Russell, 1922, 1927 Vallette, S., 1920 Valsuani, Claude, 1919, 1922, 1933, 1951, 1955 Vestal, Donald B., 1931 Villon, Jacques, undated Vinton, Warren Jay & Helen Augur, 1924 Voccia, Luigi, 1914 Vogelgesang, Shepard, 1935 Wacker, Fred, 1955 Walpone, Marguerite, 1918 Ware, Mary, undated Waring, P. A., 1921 Warwick, Katherine Murray, 1916 Webster, H. A., 1920 White, Charles E., 1932, 1933 Whitney Museum of American Art, 1933 Williams, Frederick, 1924 Williams, Walter R., 1909, 1911, 1912, undated Wilson, A. J., 1935 Wolf, Walter, 1923 Worcester, Charles H., 1928, 1929, 1945, undated Wright, Alan, 1910 Wright, Katherine, 1921 Zamoyski, August, 1921 Zorach, William & Marguerite, 1922, 1924
Restrictions:
This series contains access-restricted medical records.
Collection Rights:
The John Henry Bradley Storrs papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
John Henry Bradley Storrs papers, 1890-2007, bulk 1900-1956. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.storjohn, Subseries 2.1
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Archives of American Art
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