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George A. Plimpton Papers, 1634-1956

Series I: Correspondence and Personal Documents, 1841- 1936

Series I consists primarily of correspondence addressed to or composed by George Plimpton. The series includes the correspondence catalogued previously as well as the uncatalogued materials labeled "General Correspondence."

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Subseries 1: Cataloged Correspondence, 1876-1936

The arrangement of the catalogued correspondence has not been modified. Although copies of some outgoing correspondence are included, the bulk of this subseries consists of incoming correspondence from a variety of persons and on a variety of topics including collecting, philanthropy, education and peace work. Also included are numerous notes, from prominent persons, thanking Plimpton for copies of the books he authored. Some correspondence is to and from Frances Taylor Pearsons, George Plimpton's first wife. Extensive outgoing correspondence from George Plimpton to Frances, and to their son, Francis, can be found here as well.



Box 1 Folder 1 Correspondents--List of Cataloged, undated


Box 1 Folder 2 Abbott-Ayedelotte, 1886-1933


Box 1 Folder 3 Babbott-Beresford, 1886-1934


Box 1 Folder 4 Bertram-Brooks, 1886-1935


Box 1 Folder 5 Brown-Burgess, 1885-1929


Box 1 Folder 6 Burlingham-Butler,1895-1936


Box 1 Folder 7 Cable-Carnegie, 1888-1936



Box 2 Folder 1 Choate-Coffin, 1897-1936


Box 2 Folder 2 Coffin-John Dewey, 1888-1936


Box 2 Folder 3 Dewey, Melvil-Dodge, 1879-1929


Box 2 Folder 4 Dodge-Duggan, 1892-1936


Box 2 Folder 5 Eames-Ely, 1897-1934


Box 2 Folder 6 Farham-Finley, 1892-1936



Box 3 Folder 1 Fish-French, 1892-1930


Box 3 Folder 2 Garrison-Gunsaulus, 1891-1936


Box 3 Folder 3 Hadley-Hart, 1889-1936


Box 3 Folder 4 Hart-Hazard, 1900-1930


Box 3 Folder 5 Hazard-Hobhouse, 1881-1929


Box 3 Folder 6 Hodges-Hyde, 1876-1936



Box 4 Folder 1 Iddings-Karpinski, 1889-1935


Box 4 Folder 2 Karpinski-Lamont, 1906-1936


Box 4 Folder 3 Lamont-Lindsay, 1879-1935


Box 4 Folder 4 Lindsay- Low, 1890-1934


Box 4 Folder 5 Lowell-Mansfield, 1886-1935


Box 4 Folder 6 March-Matthews, 1886-1927



Box 5 Folder 1 Maxwell-Millet, 1890-1935


Box 5 Folder 2 Mills-Murray, 1889-1935


Box 5 Folder 3 Nelson-Page, 1892-1935


Box 5 Folder 4 Palmer-Peirce, 1889-1929


Box 5 Folder 5 Peirce-Pulsifer, 1892-1930


Box 5 Folder 6 Pupin-Reuling, 1900-1934



Box 6 Folder 1 Reynolds-Sadler, 1900-1936


Box 6 Folder 2 Sanborn-Seeger, 1894-1936


Box 6 Folder 3 Seelye-Simhovitch, 1876-1935


Box 6 Folder 4 Sinclair-Charles Sprague Smith, 1887- 1919


Box 6 Folder 5 to 6 Smith, David Eugene, 1901-1911, (2 folders)



Box 7 Folder 1 to 2 Smith, David Eugene, 1914-1936, (2 folders)


Box 7 Folder 3 Smith, Edward Curtis-Royall Bascom Smith, 1892- 1913


Box 7 Folder 4 Söderblom-Tarbell, 1892-1935


Box 7 Folder 5 Taylor-Villard, 1876-1935


Box 7 Folder 6 Wald-West, 1885-1932



Box 54 Folder 1 Whalen-James Southall Wilson, 1900- 1933


Box 54 Folder 2 Wilson, Woodrow-Yen, 1897-1935


George Arthur Plimpton


Box 54 Folder 3 to 6 to Frances Taylor Pearsons Plimpton, 1891-1898, (3 folders)



Box 55 Folder 1 to 4 to Francis T. P. Plimpton, 1912-1929 (4 folders), 1912-1929


Subseries 2: Uncataloged Correspondence and Personal Documents, 1841- 1936

The previous arrangement of the uncatalogued "General Correspondence" has been maintained. The current arrangement has relocated to this subseries such material as George Arthur and Frances Taylor Pearson Plimpton's correspondence from their courtship period, the guest albums from their wedding and home, family travel diaries from trips to Europe, Japan, China, and Alaska, and additional family correspondence.

Because Plimpton's personal and financial lives were far from distinct, much of the correspondence in this subseries overlaps thematically with correspondence in Series II, particularly correspondence regarding Plimpton's philanthropic endeavors and trustee work. Yet this subseries tends to contain more of Plimpton's personal demonstrations of support and letters of introduction for friends and former employees.



Box 8 Folder 1 to 6 Frances T.P. Plimpton, 1891- 1896, (6 folders)


George A. Plimpton



Box 9 Folder 1 Marriage, 1892


Box 9 Folder 2 Death of Frances T. P. Plimpton, 1900- 1901


Box 9 Folder 3 to 5 General, 1892-1915, (3 folders)



Box 10 Folder 1 to 7 General, 1916-1936, (7 folders)


Box 10 Folder 8 Birthday--60th, 1915



Box 11 Folder 1 Birthday--80th, 1935


Box 11 Folder 2 General, 1863-1935


Box 11 Folder 3 Guest Album--Home, 1893-1936


Box 11 Folder 4 Guest Album--Wedding, 1892


Box 11 Folder 5 Notebook of Language Scripts, undated


Family Correspondence


Box 11 Folder 6 to 9 General, 1841- 1907, (4 folders)



Box 12 Folder 1 to 8 General, 1908-1936, (8 folders)


Family Correspondence

(Includes printed material and photographs)


Box 12 Folder 9 to 12 General, 1852-1930s, (4 folders)



Box 13 Folder 1 Adams Family, 1907-1922


Box 13 Folder 2 Family Genealogy, 1852-1935


Box 13 Folder 3 Family Photographs, undated


Box 13 Folder 4 Family Tree, 1950


Box 13 Folder 5 Hastings--Clearing House in Paris, undated


Travel


Box 13 Folder 6 Europe--Diary of Sarah E. Pearsons, 1899


Box 13 Folder 7 Europe--Travel Images, 1899


Box 13 Folder 8 Japan, China, Alaska, 1918-1936


Box 13 Folder 9 Correspondence and Diary, 1885- 1923



Mapcase 14-H-07 Oversize--Honorary Degrees, undated