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Russell Sturgis architectural drawings and papers, 1847-1932

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 3460587 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Sturgis, Russell, 1836-1909 ; Olcott, Dudley ; Sturgis, Lyman ; Benrimo, Tom, 1887-1958 ; Chambrun, Jacques ; England, George Allan, 1877-1936 ; Gibbons, Herbert Adams, 1880-1934 ; Phillips, Frances L ; Winwar, Frances, 1900-1985 ; Architectural League of New York ; Architectural League of New York ; Beacon Syndicate ; Century Company
Title Russell Sturgis architectural drawings and papers, 1847-1932
Physical Description 2 manuscript boxes
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is available for use by appointment in the Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. For further information and to make an appointment, please email avery-drawings@library.columbia.edu.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Materials are arranged in four series: Lectures; Photographs; Olcott Papers-Mechanics' and Farmers' Bank; and Lyman Sturgis Correspondence. Series I contains materials received grouped in envelopes based on where the lectures were given. The envelopes did not appear to be in any particular order. The material is now arranged in chronological order, as best it could be determined, often referring to what appeared to be Sturgis' own dating after the fact, as indicated by his question marks or "I think" annotations. This chronological ordering does not much change the received arrangement of the material. The collection inventory describes the subject of each item in what appears to be the words of Sturgis, as indicated by quotation marks, or with a few descriptive words supplied by the archivist. Each item had been numbered in either the upper or lower right corner, corresponding to the numbering noted in the inventory. All dates are taken from either the lecture or the corresponding envelope. An exception to the chronological order is the House Lectures. Since it is unknown what "House" refers to, and although the materials spans two years, the archivist has chosen to place the materials together as items 2 through 6. The slide lists or notes accompanying lectures are given sub-letters, rather than separate identifying numbers. Series II contains one portrait photograph and many small albumen print photographs, most of which have minor creases at the edges, kept with original envelope marked "duplicates – or at least reductions of larger photos." These study images are arranged alphabetically by supplied title. Series III, the Olcott Papers, is arranged in chronological order by month and year. The monthly folders have been retained and contain a monthly item count, with brief description of the contents of selected contents of each month's correspondence. These letters are generally in good physical condition. The Lyman Sturgis correspondence in Series IV is arranged in chronological order, with related outgoing and incoming correspondence kept together where appropriate.

Description

Scope and Content

This collection contains lectures, notes, photographs, correspondence, and architectural drawings documenting the work of Russell Sturgis, and, secondarily, his son, Lyman Sturgis. The materials were created between 1874 and 1932.

Items in the first gift, given by Lyman Sturgis or a close associate, include typescripts and manuscripts of lectures and addresses about architecture and fine art between 1884 and 1895, often accompanied by slide lists or notes. Occasionally, there are merely slide lists without corresponding lectures.

Also in the first gift is a small group of study photographs, including many images of French architecture, as well as examples of interior decoration. Additionally, there is one portrait photograph of Sturgis, dated 1905.

A second gift, known as the Olcott Papers, documents the planning and construction of the Mechanics' and Farmers' Bank in Albany, New York. The materials consist of five original architectural drawings and a group of more than 160 letters and telegrams, some of which contain small architectural sketches by Sturgis. The letters date from July 14, 1874 to July 16, 1875. Fifty-five of the letters are in Russell Sturgis' hand and the remainder are from the contractors and tradesmen involved in the construction.

Also received in the first gift is a small group of correspondence to and from Lyman Sturgis, a writer and literary agent for the Beacon Syndicate in New York City. This material relates to literary matters and dates from 1931 and 1932.

Using the Collection

Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for use by appointment in the Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. For further information and to make an appointment, please email avery-drawings@library.columbia.edu.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Permission to publish must be obtained in writing from the Director, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, 1172 Amsterdam Ave., MC 0301, New York, NY 10027.

Preferred Citation

Russell Sturgis architectural drawings and papers. Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.

Related Material

Russell Sturgis Photograph Collection, 1853-1903. University Archives, Dept. of Special Collections, Washington University in St. Louis, Mo.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Louise Kurlick for the Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, in 1977.

Much of the material in Box 1 was received in acidic brown envelopes. All the material was removed and placed in archival housing. If there was writing on the enveloped indicating the contents and assumed to be in the hand of Sturgis, those notes were excised, mounted on acid-free paper, and maintained with the contents of the envelope. The papers were generally in good condition, although the first and last sheets were in contact with the acidic envelopes and are usually badly discolored.

Revision Description

2007-10-15 File created.

2009-07-23 File revised.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

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Bank buildings -- New York (State) -- Albany Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Banks and banking -- New York (State) -- Albany Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Commercial buildings -- New York (State) -- Albany Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mechanics and Farmers Bank (Albany, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ware, William R (William Robert), 1832-1915 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Historical Note

Russell Sturgis (1836-1909), architect, art historian and writer, was born in Baltimore, Maryland. After graduating from the Free Academy (later the College of the City of New York) in 1856, he studied with architect Leopold Eidlitz and received further architectural education in Munich, Germany. He returned to New York City in 1863 to begin his career as an architect and resided there until his death.

Sturgis' architectural style has been described as "New-Grec" and "Victorian Gothic." Among his best-known buildings are the Farnam, Durfee, and Lawrence dormitories and the Battell Chapel at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut; the Flower Hospital in New York City; and the Mechanics' and Farmers' Bank in Albany, New York.

His legacy remains, however, more closely tied to his role as an art and architectural historian, writer, and lecturer. In fact, Sturgis virtually abandoned the practice of architecture for these other activities after the early 1880s. He served as president of the Architectural League of New York from 1889 to 1893 and of the Fine Arts Federation from 1895 to 1897. His writings were extensive and, in addition to writing for various magazines and journals, Sturgis was the author of European architecture: a historical study (1896); Annotated Bibliography of fine art: painting, sculpture, architecture, arts of decoration and illustration (1897) for the American Library Association; the multi-volume Dictionary of Architecture and Building (1901-1902); How to judge architecture; a popular guide to the appreciation of buildings (1903); and was co-translator of Wilhelm Luebke's Outlines of the History of Art (1904). His manuscript for The History of Architecture (1906-1915) was only partially complete at this time of Sturgis' death in 1909. Sturgis lectured widely for various audiences, including Columbia College, Barnard College, the Metropolitan Museum, the Peabody Institute, the American Institute of Architects, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the College of the City of New York, among many others.

Finally, Sturgis played a significant role in the founding and development of the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at Columbia University. Avery Library was founded on June 23, 1890, by Samuel Putnam and Mary Ogden Avery in memory of their son, Henry Ogden Avery, who had studied earlier with Sturgis. In forming the library, the Averys stipulated that there were to be three people responsible for the development of the collection—the librarian of Columbia College, the professor of the Architectural Department, and Russell Sturgis. It appears that the other two members of this committee usually deferred to Sturgis and he was later remembered as "the second most important factor in the formation of the [Avery] library."

Series 1: Lectures

Box 1: Item 1 Lecture on architects and the legacy of the past. American Institute of Architects Convention., 22 pages 1884? or 1885?

Typescript, with manuscript annotations.

Box 1: Item 2 Lecture on Roman sculpture. House Lecture., 7 pages 1889 Mar 23

Typescript, with manuscript annotations.

Box 1: Item 3 Lecture on Venice. House Lecture., 14 pages 1889 Lent

Typescript.

Box 1: Item 4 Lecture on Greek sculpture. House Lecture., 12 pages 1889? Lent

Typescript.

Box 1: Item 5 Lecture on Greek non-architectural sculpture. House Lecture for ΑΔΦ?, 11 pages 1889?

Typescript.

Box 1: Item 6a Slide list for House Lecture on Venice., 1 pages 1889 Apr 6

Typescript.

Box 1: Item 6b Slide list for House Lecture on Venice., 1 pages 1889 Apr 20

Typescript.

Box 1: Item 6c Slide list for House Lecture on French architecture., 1 pages 1889 Apr 27

Typescript, with manuscript annotations.

Box 1: Item 6d Slide list for House Lecture on Liber Studorium., 3 pages 1889 Mar 01

Typescript and manuscript.

Box 1: Item 6e Slide list for House Lecture on Liber Studorium., 1 pages 1890 Mar 01

Typescript.

Second copy.

Box 1: Item 6f Slide list for House Lecture on various artists., 1 pages 1890 Mar 15

Typescript.

Box 1: Item 6g Slide list for House Lecture on various artists., 1 pages 1890 Mar 29

Typescript.

Box 1: Item 6h Slide list for House Lecture on various artists., 1 pages 1890 Mar 29

Typescript.

Box 1: Item 7 "First draft of address" on designs and designing., 28 pages 1889 Oct

Typescript.

Box 1: Item 8 "First draft of address" on designs and designing. Architectural League., 21 pages 1889 Oct

Typescript, with manuscript annotations.

Box 1: Item 8a Notes., 1 pages [1889 Oct]

Manuscript.

Box 1: Item 8b Slide list., 6 pages [1889 Oct]

Typescript, with manuscript annotations.

Box 1: Item 9 Lecture on architecture and decoration. Brooklyn Institute; also delivered at Columbia or Barnard or both., 29 pages 1889 Autumn-Winter

Typescript, with manuscript annotations.

Box 1: Item 10 Lecture on application of color to architecture. Columbia College, in Professor Ware's department., 9 pages 1889

Typescript, with manuscript annotations.

Box 1: Item 11 Lecture on color applied to the decorative arts. Columbia College., 15 pages 1889 Nov 14 or 1889 Dec 05

Typescript.

Box 1: Item 12 Lecture on use of natural materials as pieces of color. Columbia College, School of Mines., 9 pages 1889 Dec 05

Typescript, with manuscript annotations.

Box 1: Item 12a Slide list., 1 pages [1889 Dec 05]

Typescript.

Box 1: Item 13 Notes for lecture., 1 pages [1889] Mar 20

Manuscript.

Box 1: Item 14 Lecture on nature and use of color to assist architectural form. Columbia College., 8 pages [1889]

Typescript.

Box 1: Item 14a Diagram., 1 pages [1889]

Manuscript.

Box 1: Item 15a Slide list for Columbia College lecture., 1 pages 1889 Dec 02

Typescript.

Box 1: Item 15b Slide list for Columbia College lecture, with sketch on verso of last page., 4 pages 1889 Dec 19

Typescript, with manuscript annotations.

First page lacking.

Box 1: Item 15c Slide list for Columbia College lecture., 1 pages 1890 Feb 06

Typescript, with manuscript annotations.

Box 1: Item 15d Slide list for Columbia College lecture., 1 pages 1890 Feb 13

Typescript.

Box 1: Item 15e Slide list for Columbia College lecture., 1 pages 1890 Feb 20

Typescript.

Box 1: Item 15f Slide list for Columbia College lecture., 1 pages 1890 Apr 03

Typescript.

Box 1: Item 15g Slide list for Columbia College lecture., 1 pages 1890 Apr 09

Typescript.

Box 1: Item 15h Slide list for Columbia College lecture., 1 pages 1890 May 02

Typescript.

Box 1: Item 16a Examination questions for Theory of Architecture course at Columbia College, ten questions., 2 pages undated

Typescript.

Box 1: Item 16b Examination questions for Theory of Architecture course at Columbia College, same as above with one extra question., 2 pages undated

Typescript.

Box 1: Item 16b Student grading sheet [presumably for Theory of Architecture course at Columbia College], showing 11 questions and thirty students., 1 pages undated

Manuscript.

Box 1: Item 17 Acceptance speech for presidency of the Architectural League., 2 pages 1889

Typescript, with manuscript annotations.

Box 1: Item 18 Slide lists and notes "On Tombs." Brooklyn Institute., 4 pages 1890 Mar 07

Typescript, with manuscript annotations.

Box 1: Item 19 "Draft prepared for reporters, not used" on Japanese art. Alpine Club., 9 pages 1890 Apr 18

Typescript.

Box 1: Item 19a Slide list., 1 pages [1890 Apr 18]

Typescript.

Box 1: Item 20 Lecture about application of color to sculpture. Archaeological Society of New York., 22 pages 1889? or 1890?

Typescript.

Box 1: Item 20a Slide list. Archaeological Society of New York., 1 pages 1891 Mar 20

Manuscript.

Box 1: Item 21 Lecture on "The Nature Lover's and the Moralist's View of Art." Columbia College. Also given at the Brooklyn Art Association on April 22, 1891?, 33 pages 1891 Jan 10

Typescript.

Box 1: Item 21a Slide list., 2 pages [1891 Jan 10]

Manuscript on verso of Alpha Delta Phi Club invitation cards.

Box 1: Item 22 Lecture on "The Art Lover's View of Art." Columbia College. Also given at the Brooklyn Art Association on April 22, 1891?, 22 pages 1891 Jan 17

Typescript.

Box 1: Item 22a Slide list., 2 pages [1891 Jan 17]

Manuscript.

Box 1: Item 23 Notes or slide list. Brooklyn Art Association., 1 pages 1891 Feb 18

Manuscript.

Box 1: Item 24 Lecture on "Sources of Modern Art in the Graeco-Roman Mold." Barnard College, also Brooklyn Institute., 24 pages 1891 Apr 03

Typescript.

Box 1: Item 24a Slide list., 1 pages [1891 Apr 03]

Manuscript.

Box 1: Item 25 Lecture on "Sources of Modern Art – Middle Ages." Barnard College, also Brooklyn Institute., 24 pages 1891 Apr 10

Typescript.

Box 1: Item 25a Slide list., 1 pages [1891 Apr 10]

Manuscript.

Box 1: Item 26 Lecture on "Sources of Modern Art – Early Renaissance." Barnard College, also Brooklyn Institute., 7 pages 1891 Apr 17

Manuscript in outline form.

Box 1: Item 26a Slide list., 7 pages [1891 Apr 17]

Manuscript.

Box 1: Item 27 Program announcement for Brooklyn Institute lectures on "The Sources of Modern Art.", 1 pages 1891 Apr

Printed paper.

With 2 copies.

Box 1: Item 28 Lecture on the requisites of a museum for the people. Brooklyn Institute., 24 pages 1891 Dec 16

Typescript, with manuscript annotations.

Box 1: Item 28a Slide list., 1 pages [1891 Dec 16]

Manuscript.

Box 1: Item 29 Lecture on color in architecture. Architectural League., 13 pages 1892 Feb 01

Manuscript.

Box 1: Item 30 Lecture on the nature of the Architectural League. Architectural League., 8 pages 1892 Feb 08

Manuscript.

Box 1: Item 31a Slide list and notes on interior design, monumental and stately. Brooklyn Art Association., 1 pages 1892 Feb 26

Manuscript.

Box 1: Item 31b Slide list and notes on interior design, domestic. Brooklyn Art Association., 1 pages 1892 Mar 04

Manuscript.

Box 1: Item 31c Slide list and notes on furniture. Brooklyn Art Association., 1 pages 1892 Mar 11

Manuscript.

Box 1: Item 31d Slide list and notes on small portable objects. Brooklyn Art Association., 1 pages 1892 Mar 18

Manuscript.

Box 1: Item 32 Lecture on "How Styles Originate and Grow…Dress." Museum of Art for Columbia College., 38 pages 1893 Jan 07

Typescript.

Box 1: Item 33 Lecture on style. Museum of Art for Columbia College., 29 pages 1893 Jan 14

Typescript.

Box 1: Item 33a Slide list., 1 pages [1893 Jan 14]

Manuscript.

Box 1: Item 34 Lecture on "How Styles Express Nature." Museum of Art for Columbia College., 22 pages 1893 Jan

Typescript, with manuscript annotations.

Box 1: Item 35 Lecture on "Greek Architecture for Modern Uses." Archaeological Society of New York., 37 pages 1893 Apr 12

Typescript, with manuscript annotations.

Box 1: Item 35a Slide list and notes., 4 pages [1893 Apr 12]

Manuscript.

Box 1: Item 36 Lecture on the nature of architecture. Brooklyn Institute., 6 pages 1893 Winter-1893 Spring

Typescript.

Box 1: Item 37 Lecture on Greek Architecture. American Institute of Architects., 14 pages 1894 Oct 15

Typescript, with manuscript annotations.

Box 1: Item 37a Note about lecture., 1 pages [1894 Oct 15]

Manuscript.

Box 1: Item 38 Chronological listing of people and places from 1547-1786. Architectural League., 1 pages 1894 Nov

Manuscript.

Box 1: Item 38a-cc Assorted notes., 30 pages [1894 Nov]

Manuscript.

Box 1: Item 39 Lecture on J.M.W. Turner., 63 pages 1895 Dec 14

Manuscript in blue pencil.

Box 1: Item 39a Slide list of notes., 1 pages [1895 Dec 14]

Manuscript.

Box 1: Item 40 Lecture on J.M.W. Turner, second lecture., 21 pages 1895 Dec 21

Typescript.

Box 1: Item 41 Lecture on J.M.W. Turner, second lecture., 63 pages [1895 Dec 21]

Manuscript.

Box 1: Item 42 Unidentified slide list., 1 pages [1890 Fall?]

Manuscript.

Box 1: Item 43a-b Program announcement for lectures on "The Application of Ancient Architecture for Modern Uses." Columbia College. [18?? Feb-18?? Mar]

Printed papers.

2 copies.

Series 2: Photographs

Box 1: Item 44 Russell Sturgis, portrait photograph., 14.2 x 9.8 cm. 1905

Gelatin silver print, mounted on board.

Box 1: Item 45 "La Prevoyance" building, possibly Paris, France. undated

Albumen print.

Exterior view with figures in doorway.

Box 1: Item 46 Palais du Trocadéro, Paris, France. circa 1878-1905

Albumen print.

Exterior view.

Box 1: Item 47 Unidentified Gothic building, possibly Paris, France. undated

Albumen print.

Showing street façade with main entrance portal.

Box 1: Item 47 Unidentified Gothic building, possibly Paris, France. undated

Albumen print.

Detail showing oriel window with pointed arches and polychromed voussoirs. 2 copies.

Box 1: Item 49 Unidentified parlor or hall interior. undated

Albumen print.

Showing draped archway and staircase.

Box 1: Item 50 Unidentified Romanesque building, possibly France. undated

Albumen print.

Showing apse, tower, and partial façade

Box 1: Item 51 Unidentified Stick-Style residence, probably United States. undated

Albumen print.

Possibly Sturgis' residence?

Box 1: Item 52 Unidentified townhouse, Paris, France. undated

Albumen print.

Noted on verso, "A house in wh. const. frame of wrought iron is let show."

Box 1: Item 53 Unidentified warehouse or factory building. undated

Albumen print.

Showing skylit arcade with tables.

Box 1: Item 54 Cabinet, seen against wainscoting and wallpaper. undated

Albumen print.

Illustration.

Box 1: Item 55 Cabinet, with man standing alongside. undated

Albumen print.

Illustration.

Box 1: Item 56 Carved door or wall panels. undated

Albumen print.

Depicting flowering vines climbing from a pot, in an Asian style.

Box 1: Item 57 Carved door or wall panels. undated

Albumen print.

Depicting flowering vines climbing from a pot, in an Asian style.

Box 1: Item 58 Carved four-paneled door or wall insert. undated

Albumen print.

Depicting flowering branches.

Box 1: Item 59 Fireplace and wall surround. undated

Albumen print.

Partially rendered elevation.

Box 1: Item 60 Living room or parlor wall undated

Albumen print.

Showing wall decoration and arrangement of framed art, rendered elevation.

Box 1: Item 61 Stair rail. undated

Albumen print.

With carved birds on newel post, elevation. Noted on verso, "R Sturgis Sandier's drawing for stairs for A H Roosevelt abt 1872."

Box 1: Item 62 Stair rail. undated

Albumen print.

With carved lizard on newel post, elevation.

Box 1: Item 63 Stair rail. undated

Albumen print.

With carved peacock on newel post, elevation

Box 1: Item 64a-c Stair rail. undated

Albumen print.

With lamp on newel post, and outline of woman ascending stairs, two elevations. 3 copies. One print noted on verso "R. Sturgis. Sandier's drawing for stairs for A. H. Roosevelt, abt. 1872."

Box 1: Item 65 Stair rail. undated

Albumen print.

With lamp on newel post, and outline of woman ascending stairs, two elevations. 3 copies. One print noted on verso "R. Sturgis. Sandier's drawing for stairs for A. H. Roosevelt, abt. 1872."

Series 3: Olcott Papers, Mechanics' and Farmers' Bank, Albany, New York

Box 2: Folder 1 Cashier's Room., 50 x 30.1cm. Scale= 1/4 full size. [circa 1874-1875]

Ink and watercolor on linen.

Brick arch of ceiling, section detail.

Box 2: Folder 1 Cashier's Room., 31.3 x 25.7cm. Scale 1/2"=1'. [circa 1874-1875]

Ink and watercolor on wove paper.

Marble flooring, plan.

Box 2: Folder 1 Director's Room., 41.9 x 24.7cm. 1874 Nov

Ink and watercolor on linen.

Marble flooring, plan.

Box 2: Folder 1 Entrance doors on James Street., 12 x 21.8cm. [circa 1874-1875]

Graphite, watercolor, and gold ink on brown wove paper.

Doors to Director's Room, and Door to Cashier's Room, elevations.

Box 2: Folder 1 Unidentified section detail., 20.5 x 24.5 cm. [circa 1874-1875]

Ink and watercolor on linen.

Box 2: Folder 2 Correspondence regarding vault and safe., 10 items 1874 Jul

Includes two items with architectural sketches.

Box 2: Folder 3 Correspondence regarding heating, stonework, and iron doors., 12 items 1874 Aug

Includes one item with architectural plan sketch.

Box 2: Folder 4 Correspondence regarding heating., 15 items 1874 Sep

Includes one item with architectural sketch.

Box 2: Folder 5 Correspondence regarding stonework., 8 items 1874 Oct
Box 2: Folder 6 Correspondence regarding chimney and vault, 14 items 1874 Nov

Includes one item with architectural sketch.

Box 2: Folder 7 Correspondence regarding chimneys, vaults and doors., 29 items 1874 Dec

Includes three architectural sketches of flues, chimneys, and doorway.

Box 2: Folder 8 Correspondence regarding lobby door., 9 items 1875 Jan

Includes three architectural sketches of flues, chimneys, and doorway.

Box 2: Folder 9 Correspondence regarding ironwork, staircase, ornamental glass windows, and marble counter., 20 items 1875 Feb

Includes one item with sketch of a drawer.

Box 2: Folder 10 Correspondence regarding marble counter, tiles, and doors., 7 items 1875 Mar

Includes one item with sketch.

Box 2: Folder 11 Correspondence regarding marble counters and iron doors., 13 items 1875 Apr
Box 2: Folder 12 Correspondence regarding fireplace, vault, teller's cage, and glass., 21 items 1875 May

Includes one item with sketch of fireplace.

Box 2: Folder 13 Correspondence regarding chairs and glass., 13 items 1875 Jun
Box 2: Folder 14 Correspondence regarding tile base., 1 item 1875 Jul
Box 2: Folder 15 Correspondence regarding approval for aspect of design. undated
Box 2: Folder 15 The New England Patent Self-Supporting Drawer Company. circa 1874-1875

Advertising prospectus.

Series 4: Lyman Sturgis Correspondence

Box 2: Folder 16 Correspondence between Lyman Sturgis and various correspondents., 30 items 1931-1932

Correspondents include Thomas Benrimo, the Century Company, Jacques Chambrun, George Allan England, Herbert Adams Gibbons, Frances Phillips of William Morrow and Company, and Frances Winwar.

Subjects relate primarily to Sturgis' work as a literary agent and editor for the Beacon Syndicate, New York, New York.