Avery Drawings & Archives Collections

Greene & Greene architectural drawings and records, 1896-1931

Series III: Personal Papers

This series includes a small collection of manuscript fragments and sketches by Charles Sumner Greene (1868-1957). The series also includes photographs of the Greene brothers and family members.

Sub-series 1: Creative Writings by Charles Sumner Greene

Box 1: Folder 1 Thais Thayer undated

Typescript of an unpublished novel written under the pseudonym, Evelyn Everleigh. 411 p.

Box 1: Folder 2 Poetry and Prose 1896-1898, undated

Manuscript materials sent to Charles' daughter, Mrs. Alice Sumner Penha, Carmel, Calif. by Chester Stock, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena. Envelope postmarked Jan. 11, 1950 and inscribed: C.S.G. - Manuscript Poems. The following items were included in the envelope:

Notebook: Cover inscribed, Book no. 1. Notebook contains: Two poems, one titled Soul and the other unititled. / Prose writing titled, The Path of the Petty Poets / Two dated entries, Sun., Dec. [18]97 and Sun., March 6 [18]98. / Three holographic sheets found loose in notebook: two poems, Faith and On Shaking Hands with a friend, and prose writing on a bank deposit slip, Moddern [sic] Don Jaun [sic] / Two small sketches found in notebook were removed and are described in Series I, subseries: Sketches by Charles Sumner Greene.

Via Kansas: Title page of manuscript reads: Via Kansas by Sumner Greene, 368 Arroyo Terrace, Passadena, Calif. 20 p.

Poetry, 1896: Handwritten poems, includes: Six titled poems: Autumn, Ego, History (with typescript transcription), Inceptions, Tomorrow (dated Mar. 28, 1896), and Ruins (dated Aug.22, 1896) / Six pages of untitled poetry.

Miscellaneous writings: Includes the following: One page of prose / Text of a meeting or service given to Charles by his grandmother. / Two page (pages numbered 3 and 8) writing on the subject of beauty. Handwriting.does not appear to be Charles'.

Sub-series 2: Sketches by Charles Sumner Greene

Box 1: Folder 3 Small sketches undated

Two sketches, pencil on paper, found with Charles' notebook, Book no 1, described in Series 1, subseries: Creative Writings of Charles Sumner Greene, Box 1:2 Poetry and Prose. / Sketch of tree with foliage motif / Sketch of urn with swag and columned structure

Sub-series 3: Personal Photographs

Box 1: Folder 4 to 5 Portraits of the Greenes and Family Members circa 1900-1947

Eight gelatin silver b& w photographic prints. / Charles Sumner Greene with Violet, Jane, Martha, and Alice White, circa 1900 / Charles Sumner Greene painting outdoors ,1901(?) / Charles Sumner Greene, Alice Gordon Greene, and son Nathaniel, circa 1903

Box 4: Folder 5 to 6: Box 5: Folder 1 to 2 Charles Sumner Greene circa 1905
Box 4: Folder 5 to 6: Box 5: Folder 1 to 2 Henry Mather Greene 1924 March
Box 4: Folder 5 to 6: Box 5: Folder 1 to 2 Greene brothers at the D.L. James house, portrait by Cole Weston 1947

2 prints

Box 4: Folder 5 to 6: Box 5: Folder 1 to 2 Greene brothers at the D.L. James house

Merge Studios copy of Cole Weston photograph