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JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER, JR. PERSONAL PAPERS, 1874-1961
SERIES II PERSONAL PAPERS, 1878-1960, 1974, BOX LIST


Series II - Personal Papers (12.8 linear feet), 1878-1960, 1974, is arranged alphabetically by type of material. Many items are extremely fragile and should be carefully handled.

Box 11
108 - Account books (Bessie, Alta, Edith, John) 1884-1886, 1890 (1 vol., loose papers)
109 - Account books (JDR, Jr.), 1885, 1887-1889 (2 vols.)
110 - Account books, 1889-1890 (3 vols.)
111 - Account books, 1891-1893 (3 vols.)
112 - Account books, 1893-1895 (2 vols.)
113 - Account books, 1895-1898 (5 vols.)
114 - Account books, 1895-1898 (2 vols.)
115 - Account books, 1898-1900 (2 vols.)
Box 12
116 - Account books, 1898 (1 vol.)
117 - Account books (Benevolent Accounts), 1898-1901 (1 vol.)
118 - Account books (Benevolent Accounts), 1899-1901 (1 vol.)
119 - Accounting exercise books, [1877?]
120-122 - Appointment books, 1935-1943
Box 13
123-127 - Appointment books, 1944-1960
128 - Autograph samples (of JDR, Jr. signatures), n.d.
129 - Awards: correspondence and citations, 1935-1959
130 - Awards: keys, 1934-1935, n.d.
Box 14
131-137 - Birthday files, 1941-1957
Box 15
138-147 - Birthday files, 1958-1960
Box 16
148 - Book collections: The Eyrie, 1959
149 - Book collections: 4 W. 54th St., n.d.
150 - Book collections: Kykuit, 1937, 1956-1959
151 - Book collections: 740 Park Avenue office, 1957-1961, 1974
152 - Book collections: "Catalog of the Library," n.d., (2 copies, one annotated)
Box 17
153 - Briefcase of JDR, Jr., Tiffany and Co., n.d. (Black leather, gold stamping) FRAGILE Box 18
154 - Carriage catalogs, 1954, 1956, 1958, n.d.
155 - Drivers' license, 1959
156 - Diaries, 1884-1887 (3 vols.)
157 - Diary, 1888
158 - Diary, 1896
159 - Diary, 1901
160 - Diaries, 1946-1947, 1950-1957, n.d. (8 pocket vols.)
Box 19
161 - Diplomas (Brown University), 1914 M.A., 1937 LL.D.
Box 20
162-172 - Invitations, 1916-1960
173 - Invitations: Light's Golden Jubilee (50th Anniversary of Edison's incandescent lamp), 1929-1936
Box 21
174-175 - Letters of appreciation, 1916-1960, n.d.
176 - Letters of congratulation (marriage to AAR), 1901
177-183 - Letters of congratulation (marriage to MBR), 1951, "A-H"
Box 22
184-192 - Letters of congratulation (marriage to MBR), 1951, "I-W"
Box 22A
192A - Letters of congratulation, unanswered (marriage to MBR), 1951
193-196 - Letters of congratulation (NAR gubernatorial victory), 1958
197 - Empty folder
198 - Letters of congratulation (wedding anniversary), 1952
199 - Marriage publicity, 1951
200 - Memberships, clubs, affiliations, 1914, 1936-1953
Box 23
Memorabilia
201 - Autograph book, 1883
202 - Bible verses, n.d.
203 - Box, n.d.
Box 24
204 - Brown University Marshal's ribbons (Commencement 1897, 1937)
Box 25
205 - Calling cards of JDR, Jr. and AAR, n.d.
206 - Granite specimen, Antarctica, n.d.
207 - Groom's cake, 1901
208 - House keys, n.d.
209 - Ink wiper, n.d.
Box 26
210 - Journal of quotations, n.d.
211 - Necklace designs, 1925
212 - Paperweights, 1935, n.d. VERY HEAVY
213 - Pendants, 1949
214 - Playing cards, n.d.
215 - Pressed flowers (from England), 1889
216 - Wallet, n.d.
Box 27
217 - Memorials to friends (written by JDR,Jr.), 1922-1941
218 - Miniature of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. (framed), ca. 1938
219 - Miscellaneous papers, 1883-1906, 1922
Box 28
220 - Photograph albums (2 vols., silver, hinged and engraved), containing family portraits, n.d.
Box 29
Photographs
221 - Furnishings, 26 Broadway office, 1924
Porcelain Collection
222-225 - Book I-IV, 1958
226 - Inventory, 1925, 1958
227 - Exchanges, Parish-Watson, 1944
228 - Gifts to Brooklyn Museum, January 1945
229 - Gifts to Colonial Williamsburg, January 1936
230 - Gifts to Metropolitan Museum, April 1945
231 - Metropolitan Museum porcelains, n.d.
232 - Gifts to Rhode Island School of Design, 1954
233 - Porcelains given away or traded, 1958
Box 30
234 - Trades to Duveen, 1925, 1932
235-236 - Trades to Parish-Watson, 1914-1925, 1930-1931, 1935-1936
237 - Trades to C.T. Roo, February 1935
238-239 - Pottery purchases, 1914, 1920, 1922, n.d.
240 - Pottery purchases (duplicate photographs), n.d.
Printed material
241 - Dew Drops, 1879 (inscribed to JDR, Jr. by his mother)
242 - Empty folder
243 - The Longfellow Birthday Book, 1881
244 - Selections from the Thoughts of Marcus Aurelius, 1884
245 - The Third Reader, Appleton & Co., 1878
Box 31
246 - Publicity clippings, 1917, 1924-1939
247 - Publicity clippings, 1940-1961
248 - Publicity clippings: ("America's Sixty Families" article, The New Republic, November 17, 1937), 1937-1939
Box 32 Reference File, 1886-1948, n.d.
249-252 - A-D
253 - Death
254 - Definitions
255 - E-F
256 - Family writings, 1919, 1923, 1941, n.d.
257 - G-H
258 - "Helpful poems and verses sent me at the time of Abby's going"
259 - I
260 - K-L
Box 33
261 - M
262 - "Miscellaneous helpful thoughts," n.d.
263 - N-O
264 - P
265 - Poems, n.d.
266 - Prayers, 1941, 1948, n.d.
267 - R
268-269 - Religion and sermons, 1942-1946, n.d.
270 - S
271 - T-Y
Box 34
272 - Reference Clippings, 1912-1923
273 - Labor strikes, living costs, 1945-1947
274 - Liberty, freedom, democracy, 1938-1945, n.d.
275 - Osmansky-Gans swindle, 1941
276 - Peace, 1943-1946, n.d.
277 - Religious thought of military leaders, 1942, 1944
278 - World War II: letters to, from, about soldiers, 1944
279 - World War II: miscellaneous, 1945-1946
280 - World War II politics, 1939-1943
Box 35
School Papers: General
281 - Essay, ca. 1886
282 - Expense and driving records, 1888-1890
283 - Measurements (Dr. Savage's Physical Development Institute), 1890-1892
284 - "Notes made by JDR, Jr. . . . as to his early school connections," 1951
285 - Prayer cards, n.d.
286 - Yale University entrance examination, 1891
School Papers: New York School of Languages
287 - Compositions, 1885, n.d.
288 - French verb conjugations, n.d.
289 - Penmanship exercises, 1885
290 - Report cards, 1883-1885
School Papers: Douglas School
291 - Lesson reports, 1885-1886
School Papers: Cutler School
292 - Compositions, 1887
293 - Honor rolls, 1885-1889
294 - "School Diary," 1886-1889 (4 volumes)
School Papers: Forest Hill, Cleveland
295 - Compositions, 1889
School Papers: The Browning School
296 - Address, 1890
297 - Art portfolio, 1890-1891
298 - Class schedules, 1890-1891
299 - Debating exercises, 1889-1890, n.d.
300 - Essays, 1889-1891
301 - Geometry exercises, 1889-1891
Box 36
302 - Greek grammar, n.d.
303 - Latin notebooks, 1889-1890
304 - Notebooks (miscellaneous), n.d. (6 volumes)
305 - Rhetoric notes, n.d.
306 - Roman history notes, n.d.
307 - Spelling blanks, ca. 1893
School Papers: Brown University
308 - Admission and registration materials, 1893-1897
309-310 - Alumni publications, 1897-1898, 1938, 1956, 1957, 1960
Box 37
311 - Commencement correspondence, 1897, 1915
Diplomas: See above, Box 19
312 - Dormitory room plan, 1893
313 - Essays, 1894-1895, n.d.
314 - Examinations, 1893-1897
315 - Football (printed material), 1896
316 - Grade reports, 1893-1897
317 - Invitations, 1893-1897
Lecture notes
318 - American history, n.d.
319 - Art history, 1896
320 - Classical archaeology, 1893
321 - English poetry, 1894-1895
322 - Ethics, n.d.
323 - Greek, n.d.
324 - History and astronomy, 1895-1896
Box 38
325 - Latin literature, Roman history, n.d.
326 - Political economy, 1897
327 - Psychology, 1896-1897
328 - Notes on books read, 1895-1896
329 - Petition, 1896
Box 39
Travel Records, General
330 - List of trips taken, n.d.
331 - Passports, 1896-1946
Travel Records, Foreign
332 - European trip: diaries, 1887 (2 volumes)
333 - European trip: diary, 1889
334 - England and Wales trip: diary, 1895
335 - European trips: diaries, 1896, 1897 (2 volumes)
336 - Cuba trip: diary, [1900?]
337 - European trips: diaries, 1900, 1901, 1905 (3 volumes)
338 - Panama trip: diary and loose material, 1913
339 - Oriental trip: diary, 1921
France and England (June - August 1923)
340 - Correspondence, December 1922 - August 1923
341 - Correspondence, B-W, 1923
Box 40
342 - Correspondence (Equitable Trust Co.), 1923-1924
343 - Correspondence (hotels), 1923
344 - Correspondence (miscellaneous), 1923-1924
345 - Correspondence (Powell, F. E., Anglo-American Oil Co.), 1923
346 - Correspondence (Pritchard, Edith), 1923
347 - Correspondence (Warwick Castle), 1923-1925
348 - Diary, 1923
349 - Itineraries, 1923
350 - Printed material, 1923
France and Italy (October - December 1925)
351-352 - Correspondence, October - December 1925
353 - Correspondence, 1926-1932
354 - Correspondence (Equitable Trust Co.), 1925-1926
355 - Correspondence (hotel and chauffeur arrangements), 1925
356 - Correspondence (miscellaneous), 1925-1926
357 - Diary, 1925
Box 41
France (June-August 1927)
358 - Correspondence and passenger lists, 1927
359 - Correspondence (auto hire), 1925-1927
360 - Correspondence (customs and purchases), 1927
361 - Diary, 1927
362 - Itineraries, 1927
Egypt trip (January - March 1929)
363 - Calling cards received, 1929
364-368 - Correspondence (general), 1928-1930
369 - Correspondence (Equitable Trust Co.), 1928-1929
370 - Correspondence (Haick Travel Bureau), 1929-1934
371 - Correspondence (hotel and ship accommodations), 1928
Box 42
372 - Correspondence (hotel and ship accommodations), 1929
373 - Correspondence (passports), 1928
374 - Correspondence (purchases), 1929
375 - Correspondence (Y.M.C.A., Cairo), 1928-1929
376 - Diary, 1929
377 - Itineraries, 1929
378 - Letters to children, 1929
379 - Photograph of JDR, Jr., 1929
380 - Printed material, 1929
381 - France (October - November 1930): correspondence, 1930
382 - Italy, 1934-1945
383 - France (July 1936): general information, 1936
384 - France (July 1936): statements on repeal of Prohibition, made following 1936 trip), 1936
385 - England and France (May - July 1938): address book, correspondence, 1938
Travel Records, United States
386 - Yellowstone Park: diary, 1886
387 - California and Alaska: itinerary, 1899; Mexico and California: diary, 1903
388 - Berkshires: diaries, 1904, 1906 (2 volumes); White Mountains (New Hampshire): diary, 1906
Western trip (May - August 1920)
389-390 - Correspondence, 1920
Box 43
391 - Diary, 1920
Glacier National Park (June - August 1924)
392 - Correspondence, 1924-1926
393 - Correspondence (hotels), 1924
394 - Correspondence (McClintock, Walter), 1924, 1928
395 - Correspondence (purchases), 1924-1925
396 - Correspondence (Ralston, H.), 1924-1925, 1932
397 - Correspondence (Tillett, William S.), 1924
398 - Correspondence (Wiswall, W. W.), 1924-1925
399 - Diary, 1924
400 - Itineraries, 1924
401 - Florida: correspondence, 1925
402 - Hot Springs, Virginia: correspondence, 1925-1926
403 - Hampton, Virginia: correspondence, 1926-1927
Western trip (June - July 1926)
404-405 - Correspondence, 1926-1928
Box 44
406 - Correspondence (purchases), 1926, 1960
407 - Correspondence (railroad arrangements), 1926
408 - Diary, 1926
409 - Itineraries and memoranda, 1926
410 - Printed material, 1926, n.d.
411 - Atlanta: correspondence, 1927
412 - Great Lakes (June - July 1928): correspondence, 1928
413 - Asheville, North Carolina: correspondence, 1928-1929
Western trip (June - August 1930)
414-416 - Correspondence, 1930-1933, 1935
417 - Itineraries, 1930
418 - Printed material, 1930
419 - Western trip (October 1931): correspondence, 1931
Box 45
420 - Hot Springs, Virginia: correspondence 1932-1933
421 - Hot Springs, Virginia: maps and memoranda, 1914-1932
422 - Hot Springs, Virginia, "The Homestead": correspondence, 1915-1957
423 - Hot Springs Valley Nursing Association, 1916-1948
424 - "Motor Trip in the South," (diary), 1934
425 - Arizona: correspondence, 1946-1948
426 - Jackson Hole, Wyoming: correspondence, 1946-1951, 1953
427 - Great Smoky Mountains: correspondence, 1950, 1954
428-432 - Arizona: correspondence, 1951-1960
433 - Miscellaneous papers, 1889-1940, n.d.


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