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ABBY ALDRICH ROCKEFELLER, PERSONAL PAPERS
FINDING AID


Series I - Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Correspondence, 1882-(1920-1948)-1957

Arranged in two sections, Personal and Professional. Within Personal Correspondence, letters are arranged in two runs: Named and Subject correspondence. Named correspondence is alphabetically arranged by correspondent and includes both incoming and outgoing correspondence. For Aldrich and Greene family correspondence, see Series V. Personal Correspondence, 1882-1957, n.d.

Box 1
Named
1 - (Empty folder)
2 - "A" general
3 - Aldrich, Abby Pearce Chapman, 1887, 1892, 1894, 1897, 1905-1906, 1909, n.d.
4 - Aldrich, Lucy Truman (uncalendared), 1889, 1893, 1898
5 - Calendar to the letters of Lucy Truman Aldrich to Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, ca. 1948 See below: folders 6-14 & 85-86
6-11 - Aldrich, Lucy Truman, 1919-1926, n.d.
12 - Aldrich, Lucy Truman, 1928, 1930-1931
13 - Aldrich, Lucy Truman, 1933-1936
14 - Aldrich, Lucy Truman, 1947-1948
Box 2
15 - Aldrich, Nelson Wilmarth, 1881, 1887-1888, 1890-1891, 1893, 1914, n.d.
16-21 - Aldrich brothers (Edward, Richard, William, Winthrop), 1894, 1918-1939, 1941-1948
22 - "B" general
23 - Breasted, James Henry, 1923, 1925-1928, 1933
24-25 - "C" general
26 - Crawford, Margaret, 1910-1911
27 - "D" general
28 - de Lorey, Eustache, 1929-1937, 1946
29 - "E" general
30 - "F" general
Box 3
31 - "G" general
32 - Goddard, Madeleine, 1892, n.d.
33 - Greene, Lucy E., 1887-1888, 1928-1929
34 - "H" general
35 - Hooker, Blanchette Ferry, 1948
36 - "I-J" general
37 - "K" general
38 - King, W. L. Mackenzie, 1915, 1919-1920, 1922, 1946-1948
39 - "L" general
40 - "M" general
41 - MacFadden, Minnie A., 1920, 1925-1926, 1947
42 - Mauze, Abby Rockefeller, 1916-1948
43 - Mauze, Abby Rockefeller (transcripts), 1917-1919, 1920, 1923, 1927
44 - "N-P" general
45 - "Q-R" general
46 - Calendar to the letters of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller to Lucy Truman Aldrich, 1954 See below: folders 47-55
Box 4
47-51 - Rockefeller, Abby Aldrich, 1919-1929
52-54 - Rockefeller, Abby Aldrich, 1931-1932
55 - Rockefeller, Abby Aldrich, 1940-1941, 1944-1948
55a - Rockefeller, Abby Aldrich (to children), 1922, 1933, n.d
56 - Rockefeller, Abby Aldrich (to Lucy Greene), 1901, 1903, 1906, 1912-1915, 1917, n.d.
57 - Rockefeller, Almira G., 1906
58 - Rockefeller, Blanchette Hooker, 1932-1934, 1938, 1940-1941, 1944
59 - Rockefeller, John D, Sr., 1912, 1914, 1916, 1918-1921, 1927
60 - Rockefeller, John D. 3rd, 1920-1948
61 - Rockefeller, John D. 3rd, Rockefeller, Blanchette Hooker (joint correspondence), 1932-1947
62 - Rockefeller, Laura Spelman, 1906, 1911-1912
63 - Rockefeller, Nelson A., 1916-1945, n.d.
Box 5
64 - Rockefeller, Nelson A., 1926-1927 (transcripts)
65 - Rockefeller, Nelson A., 1927-1935 (excerpts)
66-71 - Rockefeller, Winthrop, 1920-1921, 1925, 1928-1941, 1943-1948
72 - "S" general
73 - "T" general
74 - "V-Y" general
75 - Unidentified, n.d.
Box 6
Subject
76 - Atlantic Monthly letters, 1919, 1935, 1937
77 - Autograph file (Addams - Wooley), 1921-1945
78 - Condolences received, 1915
79-80 - Condolences received, 1917
81-82 - Domestic employees, 1930-1931, 1936-1937, 1943, 1947-1951
83 - Engagement, 1901
84 - Homes, 1949, n.d.
Publication of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller's Letters to Her Sister, Lucy (1957)
85 - Correspondence of JDR, Jr., 1954-1957
86 - Family correspondence, 1957
Box 7
Professional Correspondence, 1909-1955
87-92 - General Office File, 1909, 1911, 1917-1943, 1945-1948, 1954-1955
Miscellaneous office correspondence
93 - Billings, Clare, 1937, 1940-1941
94 - Burns family, 1937-1941
95 - Gerard, Raoul, 1949-1952
96 - Museum administrators (various), 1936, 1945-1947
97 - Paine Mexican Arts Corporation, 1928-1931
98-103 - Museum of Modern Art correspondence, 1929-1934
Box 8
104-113 - Museum of Modern Art correspondence, 1935-1940
Box 9
114-122 - Museum of Modern Art correspondence, 1941-1945 June, 1947

Series II - Personal Papers, 1883-1887, 1891-1950, 1954, n.d.

Alphabetically arranged by type of material.

Box 10
123-124 - Address books, n.d. (2 vols.)
125 - Bills - European trip, 1924
126 - Bills - Furniture, 740 Park Avenue, 1936-1939
127 - Biographical material, 1930, 1937, 1950, n.d.
Clippings
128 - Anti-war work, 1925
129 - Art collections, exhibits, and donations, 1922, 1928, 1935-1939
130 - Marriage, 1901
131 - Prohibition enforcement, 1926
Rockefeller family
132 - Mauze, Abby Rockefeller, 1922, 1934, n.d.
Box 11
133 - Rockefeller, Abby Aldrich, 1914-1943
134 - Rockefeller, David, 1940, 1947
135 - Rockefeller, John D. 3rd, 1920, 1929, 1932, 1938, n.d.
136 - Rockefeller, Laurance S., 1926, 1929, n.d.
137 - Rockefeller, Nelson A., 1922-1944, n.d.
138 - Rockefeller, Winthrop, 1932, 1941, n.d.
139 - Diaries, 1892, 1893-1894 (2 vols.)
140 - Engagement books (fragile), 1894-1898 (5 vols.)
141 - Engagement books (fragile), 1900, 1901 (2 vols.)
Box 12
142-143 - Exercise books, 1883-1887, 1891 (2 vols.)
144 - European trips (miscellaneous papers), 1894-1902, 1921-1925, 1930
145 - European trips (passenger lists), 1894-1896, n.d.
146 - Gift book, 1931
147 - Invitations, 1901-1945, n.d.
Box 13
148 - Ledger, 1927-1934
149 - Lucy Truman Aldrich kidnapping (miscellaneous papers), 1932
150 - Medals, 1921, 1924
151 - Memorials, 1923, 1954
152 - Obituaries, 1948
153 - Passports, 1894, 1921, 1923, 1925, 1928
153a - Photographs, detached from scrapbook pages, n.d.
154-155 - Prayers (disbound typescripts), 1920, n.d.
156 - Reading lists, 1898, 1900, n.d.
157 - Scrapbook, "Abby Greene Aldrich, July 5th, 1893, Warwick, R.I."
157a - Scrapbooks, typescript excerpts from, 1912-1933
158-159 - Speeches of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, 1918-1924, 1927, n.d.
Box 14
160 - Speeches (publicity), 1929
161 - Wedding book, 1901
162 - Wedding gifts (lists of those who gave), 1901 (2 vols.)

Series III - Art Collections, 1931-1956, n.d.

Consists largely of disbound albums of photographs of Mrs. Rockefeller's art collections. Arranged alphabetically by title or subject.

Box 15
163-164 - Catalog of objects sold, 1937-1955
165 - Folk art pictures (not located), 1939, 1956
See also: Williamsburg, Boxes 18-20, folders 192-199)
166 - Gifts and sales, 1937-1954
167 - Gifts to museums (disbound album), Amherst - William and Mary, ca. 1941
Gifts to museums and restorations (individual albums)
168 - Art Institute of Chicago, ca. 1946-1949
Box 16
169 - Cleveland Museum of Art, 1936, 1938
170-171 - Dartmouth College, 1935
172 - Fogg Museum, Harvard University, ca. 1947
173 - Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1936-1937, 1950 (Part I)
Box 17
174 - Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1936-1937, 1950 (Part II)
175 - Metropolitan Museum of Art (1949 Gift), 1936-1939, 1949
176 - Miscellaneous museums, 1937-1938, 1950
177 - Museum of Modern Art, summary of gifts, n.d.
178-181 - Museum of Modern Art, A-Z (artist name), 1935-1938, 1942
Box 18
182 - Newark Museum, ca. 1937-1940
Rhode Island School of Design, 1934, 1938, 1954-1955
183 - Chinese porcelain, 1954-1955
184 - Chinese prints, [1934?]
Japanese prints
185 - Index of artists and prints, 1934
186-189 - Catalog, pp. 1-102, 1934
190 - Miscellaneous, [1934?]
191 - Sculpture, 1938
Williamsburg
192 - Gifts, 1931-1935
Box 19
193 - Inn, 1937
194-197 - Ludwell-Paradise House, ca. 1939
Box 20
198 - Miscellaneous gifts, 1939
199 - Miscellaneous houses, 1937
200 - Gifts to Nelson A. Rockefeller, n.d.
House inventories and bills of goods
201 - Bassett Hall, Williamsburg, 1921, 1937-1938, 1941-1942, 1955, n.d.
202 - Seal Harbor, Maine, 1936, n.d.
203 - 740 Park Avenue, New York City, 1938-1939, 1941-1942
Japanese Prints
204 - "Contents of Boxes," See below: folders 205-211
"Index of Artists," The Philadelphia Museum Bulletin, Vol. XLII, No. 211, November 1946, (Disbound album arranged in box order)
205-206 - Boxes 1-4b
Box 21
207-211 - Boxes 5-23, 29-33
212 - Inventory of prints at 740 Park Avenue, ca. 1938
Box 22
213 - Various prints, n.d.
214 - Loans to Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1937
215 - Miscellaneous items not located, 1956
216 - Modern pictures sold, 1937-1938

Series IV - Philanthropy Files, 1917-1953, 1957

Alphabetically arranged by subject.

Box 23
Bayway Community Center
217-219 - Correspondence of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, 1919-1928, 1936-1940,1942-1953, 1957
220-221 - Files of Arthur W. Packard, 1937-1944
222 - Printed material, 1942-1943, 1953, n.d.
223 - Survey of Community House activities, 1944
Benevolences
224 - Correspondence of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, 1912-1921, 1940, 1945
225 - Declensions (samples of), 1940
Box 24
226 - Memoranda, 1941-1948
227 - Reports, 1917-1924, 1935-43
228-235 - Contributions, A-Y (by appealing institution)
Box 25
236 - Roadside Improvement Program (scrapbook), 1904-1935
237 - Wayside Improvement Program, 1927
Box 26
YMCA
238 - Grace Dodge Hotel, 1922-1935
239-240 - Housing Committee of the War Work Council, 1917-1923, 1941-1944, 1949

Series V - Aldrich/Greene Family Papers, 1858-1949, n.d.

Alphabetically arranged by type of material.

Box 27
241 - Account book and miscellaneous papers of Nelson W. Aldrich, 1884-1885, 1867
Correspondence of Abby Pearce Chapman Aldrich
242 - General (family and friends), 1860-1902, n.d.
243 - Aldrich, Lucy Truman, 1885, 1887-1902
244 - Aldrich, Stuart M., 1885, 1887
245 - Aldrich, William T., 1885, 1887, 1900
246 - Pierce, Frank, 1916
247 - Rockefeller, Abby Aldrich, 1885-1913, n.d.
248 - Rockefeller, John D., Jr., 1901-1905, 1907-1911, n.d.
249 - Rockefeller, Laura Spelman, 1901, 1903
250 - Diary of Abby Pearce Chapman Aldrich, 1858, 1879, (with typescript excerpts, n.d.)
251 - Genealogical material, 1926-1949, n.d.
252 - Genealogy, "Ancestry of Nelson Wilmarth Aldrich and His Wife, Abby Pearce Truman Chapman," 1938
253 - Ira Pearce family correspondence, 1866, 1869
254 - Settlement, estate of Duty Greene, 1864-1865

Series VI - Death of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, 1948, 1950, 1953, 1956

Arranged alphabetically by subject or type of material.

Box 28
255 - Arrangements (press, flowers), 1948
256 - Clipping book, 1948
257 - Clippings, 1948
258 - Clippings, reproductions of, 1948
259 - Clippings, 1953
Condolences
260 - Index of condolences received, 1948
261 - "A"
262-264 - Badivali - Boyer
Box 29
265-272 - Brazilian - Eyssell
Box 30
273-278 - Fabian - Hitchcock
Box 31
279-286 - Hofmeister - Manship
Box 32
287-294 - Marasco - Robson
Box 33
295-302 - Rockefeller - Warren
Box 34
303-305 - Washburn - Zorach
306 - Condolences from Rockefeller daughters-in-law, 1948
307 - Memorial service, Riverside Church, 1948
308 - Memorial service, Williamsburg Baptist Church, 1948
309 - Memorial service booklet, mss. drafts, 1948, 1950
310 - Memorial window (Union Church), 1956
311 - Publicity, 1948

Series VII - Chase Biography Files, 1948-1956, 1959, n.d.

Arranged alphabetically by type of material.

Box 35
Correspondence of John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
312-319 - General, 1948-1956, 1959
320 - Chase, Mary Ellen, 1949 January-June
Box 36
321-324 - Chase, Mary Ellen, 1949 July-1950 October
325 - Distribution of book, 1950-1956
326 - Financial arrangements, 1949-1951
327-330 - Letters of acknowledgement, 1950-1951, A-W
331 - Publication in Good Housekeeping, 1950, 1957
Box 37
Research materials
332-338 - Correspondence (1917-1948) of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller (copies and excerpts), n.d.
339 - Miscellaneous notes and reminiscences, 1949, n.d.
340-341 - Revised mss. draft (original annotated typescript), Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, Chapters 1-8

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