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Olin Downes papers, Series 7. Personal and Family Papers

Olin Downes papers, Series 7. Personal and Family Papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Olin Downes papers, Series 7. Personal and Family Papers
Creator: Downes family
Inclusive Dates: 1908-1962
Language: English
Extent: 13.8 Linear Feet (37 boxes & 1 oversized folder)
Collection Number: ms688.series7
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Olin Downes (1886-1955) was an American music critic with the Boston Post (1906-1924) and the New York Times (1924-1955).

Scope and Content

The Personal and Family papers consist of personal papers of the Downes and Miles families from 1908-1962. Includes family correspondence, financial records (1916-1962), newspaper clippings, notebooks and engagement books, and some personal effects such as gloves. The bulk of the series is comprised of the family correspondence of Olin Downes (1906-1955), his wife Irene Miles Downes (1936-1946), his mother Louise Courson Downes (1908-1940), his sisters Dorothy Downes Culthe (1909-1956) and Frances Downes Behre (1911-1962), and his daughter Nancy Downes Smith (1922-1955). Also includes correspondence between Irene Miles Downes and her mother Laura M. Miles and her brothers and sisters.

Organization and Arrangement

The materials are organized into four subseries: 1. Diaries, Notebooks and Calendars; 2. Genealogy and Family Correspondence; 3. Financial papers; and 4. Miscellaneous.

This finding aid represents just one portion of the Olin Downes papers, which all together consists of correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, printed materials, articles, music manuscripts, and lectures.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Olin Downes papers, Series 7. Personal and Family Papers, ms688.series7, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Downes family
Miles family
Music critics -- United States.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
Diaries, Notebooks, and Calendars (2 boxes)
boxitem
11Diary, 1937
12Diary, 1939
13Diary, 1940
14Diary, 1941
15Diary, 1942
16Diary, 1943
17Diary, 1947
18Diary, 1949
19Diary, 1950
110Diary, 1952
111Diary, 1953
112Diary, 1955
113Irene Miles Diary, 1923
114Episcopal Prayer Book with List of Songs
115Notebook, Misc.
116Notebook, Misc.
117Notebook, Misc.
118Voices of Uncle Olin and Vivian, Muffin & Butch Miles [Wax Cylinder]
boxitem
21Engagement Book, 1941
22Engagement Book, 1943
23Engagement Book, 1944
24Engagement Book, 1945
25Engagement Book, 1947
26Engagement Book, 1951
27Engagement Book, 1953
28Engagement Book, 1954
29Engagement Book, 1955
210Engagement Book, 1959
211Address Book
212Address Book
213Address Book
214Address Book
215Address Book
216Address Book
217Address Book
218Address Book
219Address Book
 
Genealogy and Family Correspondence (10 boxes)
boxfolder
31Downes Genealogy
32Behre, Charles
33Behre, Sargent Daniel
34Behre, Frances Downes, 1911 - 1923
35Behre, Frances Downes, 1927 - 1929
36Behre, Frances Downes, 1930 - 1933
37Behre, Frances Downes, 1935 - 1936
38Behre, Frances Downes, 1937
39Behre, Frances Downes, 1938
310Behre, Frances Downes, 1939
311Behre, Frances Downes, 1940
312Behre, Frances Downes, 1941
313Behre, Frances Downes, 1942
314Behre, Frances Downes, 1943
315Behre, Frances Downes, 1944
316Behre, Frances Downes, 1945
317Behre, Frances Downes, 1946
318Behre, Frances Downes, 1947
319Behre, Frances Downes, 1948
320Behre, Frances Downes, 1949 - 1950
321Behre, Frances Downes, 1951
boxfolder
41 - 2Behre, Frances Downes, 1952
43Behre, Frances Downes, 1953 - 1954
44Behre, Frances Downes, 1955
45Behre, Frances Downes, 1956
46Behre, Frances Downes, 1957
47Behre, Frances Downes, 1958
48Behre, Frances Downes, 1959 - 1960
49Behre, Frances Downes, 1961 - 1962
410Behre, Frances Downes, Undated
411Behre, Frances Downes - RE:
412Behre, Gail
413Behre, Theodore S.
414Behre, Winifred
boxfolder
3517Connell, Louise (Krotozyner), 1934-1955
boxfolder
415Cutler, Dorothy Downes, 1909 - 1938
416Cutler, Dorothy Downes, 1940 - 1942
417Cutler, Dorothy Downes, 1944 - 1945
418Cutler, Dorothy Downes, 1946 - 1947
419Cutler, Dorothy Downes, 1950 - 1956
420Cutler, Dorothy Downes, Undated
421Cutler, Charles
422Cutler, James
423Cutler Miscellaneous - RE:
424Downes, Edward, 1923 - 1927
boxfolder
355Downes, Edward , 1931-1940
356Downes, Edward , 1941-1942
357Downes, Edward (and re: Edward), 1944-1949
358Downes, Edward , 1950-1955
boxfolder
425Downes, Dorothy, 1930's - 1945
boxfolder
351Downes, Dorothy (Williams), 1946-1949
352Downes, Dorothy (Williams), 1950-1959
353Downes, Dorothy (Williams), undated
boxfolder
51Downes, Louise Courson, 1908 - 1910
52Downes, Louise Courson, 1911 - 1920
53Downes, Louise Courson, 1921 - 1927
54Downes, Louise Courson, 1928
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55Downes, Louise Courson, 1929
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56Downes, Louise Courson, 1930
57Downes, Louise Courson, 1931
58Downes, Louise Courson, 1932
59Downes, Louise Courson, 1933 Jan. - Aug.
510Downes, Louise Courson, 1933 Nov. - Dec.
511Downes, Louise Courson, 1934 Jan. - Mar.
512Downes, Louise Courson, 1934 Apr. - Sept.
513Downes, Louise Courson, 1935 Jan. - Feb.
514Downes, Louise Courson, 1935 Mar. - Dec.
515Downes, Louise Courson, 1936 Feb. - Apr.
516Downes, Louise Courson, 1936 May - Oct.
517Downes, Louise Courson, 1937
518Downes, Louise Courson, 1938 - 1940
519Downes, Louise Courson, Undated
boxfolder
61 - 19Downes, Louise Courson, Undated
boxfolder
71 - 2Downes, Louise Courson, Undated
73Downes, Louise Courson RE:
74 - 6Downes, Louise Courson - Condolence Letters, RE:, 1940
77Downes, Louise Courson - Manuscripts, 1920 - 1935
78Downes, Louise Courson - Manuscripts, 1938 - Undated
79Downes, Louise Courson - Manuscripts
710Downes, Louise Courson - Manuscripts Flag of The Brave; Sistine Madonna
711Downes, Marion, 1908 - 1927
712Downes, Marion, 1936 - 1939
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3510Downes, Marion, 1929-1939
3511Downes, Marion, 1943-1954
3512Downes, Marion, undated
3513Downes, Marion (regarding), undated
359Downes, Mildred (Mrs. Edward Downes), 1945-1951
boxfolder
713Downes, Nancy, 1922 - Jan 1924
714Downes, Nancy, Feb 1924 - Nov 1924
715Downes, Nancy, 1925 - 1936
716Downes, Nancy (Smith), 1936 - 1955, Undated
717Downes, Nancy - RE:
718Downes-Quigley, Edwin, 1904 - 1929
719Downes-Quigley, Edwin, 1943 - 1944
boxfolder
81Downes, Olin, 1939
boxfolder
361Downes, Olin correspondence with Irene Miles, 1933-1936
362Downes, Olin correspondence with Irene Miles Downes, 1937-1938
363Downes, Olin correspondence with Irene Miles, 1939
364-9Downes, Olin correspondence with Irene Miles Downes, 1940-1956 and undated
boxfolder
82Downes, Olin - Reports, Medical
83Downes, Olin - Personal Correspondence - RE: Italian Property, 1927 - 1929
84Downes, Olin - Personal Correspondence - RE: Italian Property, 1930 - 1931
85Downes, Olin - Miscellaneous - Personal Correspondence, No Date
86Downes, Olin - Miscellaneous - Personal Correspondence, 1906 - 1923
87Downes, Olin - Miscellaneous - Personal Correspondence, 1927 - 1940
88Downes, Olin - Miscellaneous - Personal Correspondence, 1941 - 1955
boxfolderboxfolder
371-789Downes, Olin - Miscellaneous, undated
810Downes, Olin - Wills
boxfolder
3514Duble, Lee , 1928-1929
3515Duble, Lee , 1930-1934
3516Duble, Lee, undated
boxfolder
811Miles, Irene - Biographical - Birth Certificate
812Miles, Irene - (Downes) - Biographical, Marriage and Letters of Congratulation, 1940
813Miles, Irene - (Downes) - Personal Correspondence, 1936 - 1945
814Miles, Irene - (Downes) - Personal Correspondence, 1946, Undated
boxfolder
91Miles, Irene - (Downes) - Personal Correspondence (Evelyn Jahncke)
92Miles, Irene - (Downes) - Personal Correspondence, 1944
93Miles, Irene - (Downes) - Personal Correspondence (Elizabeth Eyre De Lanux)
94Miles, Irene - (Downes) - Personal Correspondence, 1945 - 1947
95Miles, Irene - (Downes) - Personal Correspondence, Unidentified
96Miles, Irene - (Downes) - Education - Packer Institute, 1893 - 1906
97Miles, Irene - (Downes) - Education - Vassar
98 - 10Miles, Irene - (Downes) - Employment - Brooklyn Institute, 1939
911Miles, Irene - (Downes) - Employment - Town Hall, 1942 - 1943
912Miles, Irene - (Downes) - Medical Reports
913Miles, Irene - (Downes) - Wills
914 - 15Miles, Irene - (Downes) - Miscellaneous
boxfolder
101Bigelow, Mrs. Mason H.
102Miles - McCulloch, Lenore Miles, 1944 - 1957
103Miles - Mann, Helen Miles, 1917 - 1961
104Miles - Mann, Mary Inez
105Miles, Mrs. Laura M. - Antiques - (Aaron Willard Clock)
106 - 9Miles, Mrs. Laura M. - Antiques - Correspondence RE:
1010 - 12Miles, Mrs. Laura M. - Antiques - RE:
1013Miles, Mrs. Laura M. - Correspondence
1014Miles, Mrs. Laura M. - RE:
1015Miles, Mrs. Laura M. - Miscellaneous
boxfolder
111Miles, Mark Robert, 1905 - 1919
112Miles, Mark Robert, 1935 - 1952
113Miles, Mark Robert, 1953 - 1954, Undated
114Miles, Mark Robert, Jr.
115Miles, Mildred, 1936
116Miles, Mildred, 1941 - 1951
117Miles, Mildred, 1952
118Miles, Mildred, 1953 - 1954
119Miles, Mildred, 1955 - 1957
1110Miles, Mildred, 1958 - 1962, Undated
1111Miles, Mildred - Miscellaneous - Personal Correspondence
1112Miles, Mildred - RE:
1113Miles, Mildred - Writings
1114Miles, Raymond Barnard to 1914, 1914
1115Miles, Raymond Barnard - Phillips Academy, 1915 - June 1917
1116Miles, Raymond Barnard - Yale, July 1917 - 1919
1117Miles, Raymond Barnard - Yale, 1920 - June 1921
boxfolder
121Miles, Raymond Barnard - Med. School, etc., 1921 - 1939
122Miles, Raymond Barnard, 1941 - 1942
123Miles, Raymond Barnard, Jan 1943 - Aug 1943
124Miles, Raymond Barnard, Sep 1943 - Jan 1944
125Miles, Raymond Barnard - Letters of Condolence, 1944
126Miles, Raymond Barnard - RE:, 1898 - 1918
127Miles, Raymond Barnard - RE:, 1944
128Miles, Raymond Barnard - RE:, 1945 - 1961
129Miles, Raymond Barnard - Mrs. (Kay), 1933 - 1944
1210Miles, Raymond Barnard - Mrs. (Kay), 1945 - 1946
1211Miles, Raymond Barnard - Mrs. (Kay), 1947 - 1948
1212Miles, Raymond Barnard - Mrs. (Kay), 1949 - 1960
1213Miles, Raymond Barnard B., Jr.
1214Miles, Sherman (Major General)
1215Miles, Vivian
1216Miles, William David
1217Miles, William Orris
1218Miles Family - General Information - (Genealogy)
1219 - 20Miles Family - Miscellaneous
boxfolder
354Williams, Richard (husband of Dorothy Downes), 1949-1951
 
Financial papers (14 boxes)
boxfolder
131Bills, Undated
132Housing, Undated
133Income Tax, Undated
134Insurance, Undated
135Medical Expenses, Undated
136Miscellany, Undated
137Insurance, 1916
138Bills, 1917
139Insurance, 1917
1310Bills, 1919
1311Income Tax, 1919
1312Income Tax, 1921
1313Income Tax, 1922
1314Income Tax, 1923
1315Income Tax, 1924
1316Income Tax, 1925
1317Income Tax, 1926
1318Banks - The Bank of The United States, 1927
1319Bills, 1927
1320Income Tax, 1927
1321Banks - The Bank of the United States, 1928
1322Income Tax, 1928
1323Medical Expenses, 1928
1324Banks - The Bank of the United States, 1929
1325Banks - City Safe Deposit Company of New York, 1929
1326Income Tax, 1929
1327Banks - The Bank of the United States, 1930
1328Income Tax, 1930
1329Banks - The Bank of the United States, 1931
1330Banks - The National City Bank of New York, 1931
1331Income Tax, 1931
1332Income Tax, 1932
1333Bills, 1933
1334Income Tax, 1933
1335Insurance, 1933
1336Bills, 1934
1337Income Tax, 1934
1338Insurance, 1934
boxfolder
141Banks - The Chemical Bank and Trust Company, 1935
142Bills, 1935
143Income Tax, 1935
144Insurance, 1935
145Banks - The Chemical Bank and Trust Company, 1936
146Bills, 1936
147Income Tax, 1936
148Insurance, 1936
149Bills, 1937
1410Housing, 1937
1411Income Tax, 1937
1412Insurance, 1937
1413Medical Expenses, 1937
1414Banks - Modern Industrial Bank, 1938
1415Bills, 1938
1416Housing, 1938
1417Income Tax, 1938
1418Insurance, 1938
1419Miscellany, 1938
1420Banks - Modern Industrial Bank, 1939
1421Bills, 1939
1422Housing, 1939
1423 - 24Income Tax, 1939
1425Insurance, 1939
1426Miscellany
1427Banks - Chemical Bank and Trust Company, 1940
1428Banks - Modern Industrial Bank, 1940
1429Bills, 1940
1430Financial Report, 1940
1431 - 32Income Tax, 1940
1433Insurance, 1940
1434Medical Expenses, 1940
1435Banks - Chemical Bank and Trust Company, 1941
1436Banks - Modern Industrial Bank, 1941
1437Bills, 1941
boxfolder
151 - 2Income Tax, 1941
153Insurance, 1941
154Medical Expenses, 1941
155Banks - Chemical Bank and Trust Company, 1942
156Banks - Modern Industrial Bank, 1942
157Bills, 1942
158Financial Report, 1942
159Housing, 1942
1510 - 12Income Tax, 1942
1513Insurance, 1942
1514Medical Expenses, 1942
1515Bank - Chemical Bank and Trust Company, 1943
1516Banks - Colonial Trust Company, 1943
1517Banks - Modern Industrial Bank, 1943
1518Bills, 1943
1519Financial Reports, 1943
1520Housing, 1943
1521Income Tax, 1943
1522Insurance, 1943
1523Medical Expenses, 1943
boxfolder
161Banks - Chemical Bank and Trust Company, 1944
162Banks - Colonial Trust Company, 1944
163Banks - National City Bank, 1944
164Bills, 1944
165Financial Report, 1944
166Income Tax, 1944
167Insurance, 1944
168Medical Expenses, 1944
169Banks - The Chase National Bank, 1945
1610Banks - Colonial Trust Co., 1945
1611Bills, 1945
1612Financial Report, 1945
1613Income Tax, 1945
1614Insurance, 1945
1615Medical Expenses, 1945
1616Banks - Chemical Safe Deposit Company, 1946
1617Banks -Colonial Trust Company, 1946
1618Banks - Modern Industrial Bank, 1946
1619Bills, 1946
1620Financial Reports, 1946
1621Housing, 1946
1622Income Tax, 1946
1623Insurance, 1946
1624Medical Expenses, 1946
1625Banks - Colonial Trust Company, 1947
1626Banks - Nantucket Institution for Savings, 1947
1627Bills, 1947
1628Financial Report, 1947
1629Housing, 1947
1630Income Tax, 1947
1631Insurance, 1947
boxfolder
171Banks- Colonial Trust Company, 1948
172Banks - The Merchants Bank of New York, 1948
173Banks - Modern Industrial Bank, 1948
174Banks - Nantucket Institution for Savings, 1948
175Banks - National City Bank of New York, 1948
176Bills, 1948
177Financial Report, 1948
178Housing, 1948
179 - 10Income Tax, 1948
1711Insurance, 1948
1712Medical Expenses, 1948
1713Banks - Brockton Savings Banks, 1949
1714Banks - Colonial Trust Company, 1949
1715Banks - Franklin Society [Federal Savings & Loan Association], 1949
1716Banks - Household Finance, 1949
1717Banks - Modern Industrial Bank, 1949
1718Banks - Nantucket Institute for Savings, 1949
1719Banks - National City Bank of New York, 1949
1720Bills, 1949
1721Housing, 1949
1722 - 23Income Tax, 1949
1724Insurance, 1949
1725Banks - Brockton Savings Bank, 1950
1726Banks - Colonial Trust Company, 1950
1727Banks - Household Finance, 1950
1728Banks - Modern Industrial Bank, 1950
1729Bills, 1950
1730Financial Report, 1950
1731Housing, 1950
boxfolder
181 - 3Income, 1950
184Insurance, 1950
185Medical Expense, 1950
186Banks - Brockton Savings Bank, 1951
187Banks - Colonial Trust Company, 1951
188Banks - Household Finance, 1951
189Banks - Modern Industrial Bank, 1951
1810Bills, 1951
1811Housing, 1951
1812 - 14Income Tax, 1951
1815Insurance, 1951
1816Medical Expenses, 1951
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191Banks - Brockton Savings Bank, 1952
192Banks - The Chase National Bank, 1952
193Banks - Colonial Trust Company, 1952
194Banks - Household Finance, 1952
195Banks - Modern Industrial Bank, 1952
196 - 7Bills, 1952
198 - 9European Trip, 1952
1910Housing, 1952
1911 - 14Income Tax, 1952
1915Insurance, 1952
1916Medical Expenses, 1952
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201Banks - Brockton Savings Bank, 1953
202Banks - Colonial Trust Company, 1953
203Banks - Commercial State Bank, 1953
204Banks - Household Finance, 1953
205Banks - Modern Industrial Bank, 1953
206 - 11Bills, 1953
2012 - 13Housing, 1953
2014 - 16Income Tax, 1953
2017Insurance, 1953
2018Medical Expenses, 1953
2019Scandinavian Trip, 1953
boxfolder
211Banks - Brockton Savings Bank, 1954
212Banks - Colonial Trust Company, 1954
213Banks - Commercial State Bank, 1954
214Banks - Franklin Society [Federal Savings & Loans Association], 1954
215Banks - Guaranty Trust Company of New York, 1954
216Banks - Household Finance, 1954
217Banks - Modern Industrial Bank, 1954
218 - 10Bills, 1954
2111Housing, 1954
2112 - 15Income Tax, 1954
2116Insurance, 1954
2117Medical Expenses, 1954
boxfolder
221Banks - Brockton Savings Bank, 1955
222Banks - Colonial Trust Company, 1955
223Banks - Commercial State Bank, 1955
224Banks - Franklin Society, 1955
225Banks - Household Finance, 1955
226 - 10Bills, 1955
2211Housing, 1955
2212 - 13Income Tax, 1955
2214Insurance, 1955
2215Medical Expenses, 1955
2216Society Security, 1955
2217Banks - Brockton Savings Bank, 1956
2218Banks - Chase Manhattan Bank, 1956
2219Banks - Colonial Trust Company, 1956
2220Banks - Commercial State Bank, 1956
2221Banks - Franklin Society, 1956
2222Banks - Household Finance, 1956
2223Bills, 1956
2224Housing, 1956
2225Income Tax, 1956
boxfolder
231 - 2Income Tax, 1956
233Insurance, 1956
234Medical Expenses, 1956
235Papers, April 15, 1957
236Banks - Brockton Savings Bank, 1957
237Banks - Chase Manhattan Bank, 1957
238Banks - Franklin Society, 1957
239 - 10Bills, 1957
2311Housing, 1957
2312 - 14Income Tax, 1957
2315Insurance, 1957
2316Medical Expenses, 1957
2317Social Security, 1957
boxfolder
241Banks - Brockton Savings Bank, 1958
242Banks - Chase Manhattan Bank, 1958
243Banks - Colonial Trust Company, 1958
244Banks - Franklin Society, 1958
245 - 7Bills, 1958
248Housing, 1958
249Income Tax, 1958
2410Insurance, 1958
2411Medical Expenses, 1958
2412Banks - Franklin Society, 1959
2413Bills, 1959
2414Housing, 1959
2415Income Tax, 1959
2416Medical Expenses, 1959
2417Bills, 1960
2418Housing, 1960
2419Income Tax, 1960
2420Insurance, 1960
2421Medical Expenses, 1960
2422Banks - Franklin Society, 1961
2423Bills, 1961
2424Housing, 1961
2425Insurance, 1961
2426Income Tax, 1962
2427Ledger
2428Miscellaneous
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251Financial papers - Mrs. Laura Miles, 1910 - 1919
252Financial papers - Mrs. Laura Miles, 1920 - 1929
253Financial papers - Mrs. Laura Miles, 1930 - 1939
254Financial papers - Mrs. Laura Miles, 1940 - 1953
255Financial papers - Miss Irene Miles, 1920 - 1940
256Mrs. Irene Downes - Checkbooks (9), Aug 1955 - Jul 1961
257Mrs. Irene Downes - Canceled Checks, Aug 1955 - Dec 1957
258Miscellany - Check Stubs
259Miscellany - Cancelled Checks - Mrs. Irene Downes, Apr 1961
2510Miscellany - Checkbook Practically Unused of Mr. Downes
2511Miscellany - Record Book of Finances for Miscellaneous Years
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261Checkbook, August 29, 1955 - November 23, 1955
262Checkbook, October 5, 1955 - March 10, 1956
263Checkbook, March 12, 1956 - January 11, 1957
264Checkbook, January 14 - March 11, 1941
265Checkbook, April 27, 1959 - May 13, 1960
266Checkbook, January 11, 1957 - May 10, 1957
267Checkbook, May 1 - November 11, 1957
268Checkbook, November 12, 1957 - May 3, 1958
269Checkbook, May 5, 1958 - April 27, 1959
2610Checkbook, May 14, 1960 - July 27, 1961
 
MiscellaneousMiscellaneous (7 boxes)
Clippings
boxfolder
271-7Miscellaneous Clippings and Printed Material
278-11Columns - Olin Downes
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281-6Miscellaneous Clippings and Printed Material
287-10Columns - Olin Downes
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291-5Miscellaneous Clippings and Printed Material
296-7 Speaking of Peace: A Report
298Columns - Olin Downes
299Olin Downes Columns from the New York Times
boxfolder
301Poem - "He's Our Boy"
302Income Tax, 1944
303Blank Stationary
305Miscellaneous Clippings and Printed Material
Christmas Cards
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311-15Christmas Cards, 1938-1955
boxfolder
321-9Christmas Cards, 1956-1962
3210-14Christmas Cards, No Date
boxfolder
331-5Christmas Cards, No Date
336Doctor Hood's - Cincinnati Conservatory - University of Cincinnati
337Memorabilia
Personal effects and textiles
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341Ladies' long opera gloves, white
342Men's driving gloves, black
343Turquoise fabric (music book cover?)
344-52 patterned handkerchiefs
346Women's stockings, silk nude color, circa 1930s
347Patterned scarf, green and blue, thin material
348Patterned scarf, ivory stripe, probably silk
349Women's earrings, gold
3410Women's earrings, button style
3411Bar pin, silver or pewter and turquoise
3412Baby bracelet, snake design
3413Ornament or book mark, ceramic blue
3414Beaded leather coin purse with intricate pastoral scene
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21Certificate- Stratoliner Club , 1941
22Certificate- Royal Philharmonic Society of London, 1927