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Guide to the Records of the Children's Aid Society
1836-2006 (bulk 1853-1947)
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Series IV - Officers and Trustees of the CAS - Correspondence and Other Materials, 1853-1959

Arrangement

This series is arranged in 5 subseries according to office:

IV.1 - Office of the Secretary

IV.2 - Office of the President

IV.3 - Office of the Treasurer/Assistant Treasurer

IV.4 - Mixed Officers and Other Executives

IV.5 - Trustees

Each subseries is further subdivided into sub-subseries by individuals holding the office. The materials in each sub-subseries are arranged chronologically. In most cases, materials are described at item-level. Correspondence is arranged most often by the recipient of the correspondence, although there are also some copies of outgoing correspondence. The collection does not provide a complete record of executive correspondence. Many letters were weeded out or lost over time.

The founder and first Secretary, Charles Loring Brace, is represented by more material than other officers in this series, including published books and a diary. All other executives and trustees are represented by correspondence and/or some miscellaneous material, including posthumous documents.

For reports, articles, and speeches written by the executives in this series, please see Series III.2-Reports. For photographs of executives and trustees in this series, please see Series XIII.1.

Note: Founder Charles Loring Brace is identified by that name in this collection. His son, who followed him as Secretary of CAS in 1890 and went by the same name or by C. Loring Brace or Loring Brace or C.L. Brace, is identified as Charles Loring Brace II for the purposes of this collection.

Subseries IV.1 - Office of the Secretary

Arrangement

This subseries is divided into 4 sub-subseries:

IV.1.A - Charles Loring Brace, founder and Secretary 1853-1890 (material 1853-1941)

IV.1.B - Charles Loring Brace II, Secretary 1890-1927 (material 1891-1938)

IV.1.C - Owen Lovejoy, Secretary 1928-1935, (material [circa 1917]-1935)

IV.1.D - Arthur Huck, Executive Director 1931-1935, Secretary 1935-1952, Secretary and Executive Director 1952-1959 (material 1917-1959)

Sub-Subseries IV.1.A - Charles Loring Brace, Founder and Secretary 1853-1890, (material 1853-1941)

Scope and Contents

This sub-subseries is arranged in the following order:

i. Diary 1853-1855

ii. Correspondence, 1853-1890, including a disbound volume of correspondence to the Secretary's Office addressed to both Brace and Assistant Secretary Jared Macy (1862-1863), and a disbound binder including correspondence from 1872-1875

iii. Drafts

iv. Published books (4 volumes 1866-1894)

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Volume: 38 "Early Diary of Charles Loring Brace, Founder of the Children's Aid Society" (and a transcription)
1853 February 10-1855 September
Box: 19 Folder : 1 William C. Russell to Charles Loring Brace. Original letter of founders asking C.L.B. to be secretary, and a typescript of same
1853 January 9
Box: 19 Folder : 2 W.W. [Kelly] of Blackwell's Island Hospitals to Charles Loring Brace
1853 January 24
Box: 19 Folder : 3 C.C. Tracy to Charles Loring Brace and a forwarded enclosure
1860 April 26, 1860 May 22
Box: 19 Folder : 4 CAS Agent Henry Friedgen to Charles Loring Brace upon completion of his last trip West, and a transcription of same (see also Friedgen diary in Series V)
1862 December 4
Box: 19 Folder : 5 Giles B. Avery of the Albany Shaker Society to Charles Loring Brace, offering to take children
1862 December 12
Box: 19 Folder : 6 Office Correspondence to Brace and Macy, disbound volume
1862 March
Box: 19 Folder : 7 Office Correspondence to Brace and Macy, disbound volume
1862 April
Box: 19 Folder : 8 Office Correspondence to Brace and Macy, disbound volume
1862 May
Box: 19 Folder : 9 Office Correspondence to Brace and Macy, disbound volume
1862 June
Box: 19 Folder : 10 Office Correspondence to Brace and Macy, disbound volume
1862 July
Box: 19 Folder : 11 Office Correspondence to Brace and Macy, disbound volume
1862 August
Box: 19 Folder : 12 Office Correspondence to Brace and Macy, disbound volume
1862 September
Box: 19 Folder : 13 Office Correspondence to Brace and Macy, disbound volume
1862 October
Box: 19 Folder : 14 Office Correspondence to Brace and Macy, disbound volume
1862 November
Box: 19 Folder : 15 Office Correspondence to Brace and Macy, disbound volume
1862 December
Box: 19 Folder : 16 Office Correspondence to Brace and Macy, disbound volume
1862
Box: 19 Folder : 17 Office Correspondence to Brace and Macy, disbound volume
1863 January-February
Box: 19 Folder : 18 Office Correspondence to Brace and Macy, disbound volume
1863 February-April
Box: 19 Folder : 19 Office Correspondence to Brace and Macy, disbound volume
1863 March-June
Box: 19 Folder : 20 Office Correspondence to Brace and Macy, disbound volume
1863 May-August
Box: 19 Folder : 21 Index of Correspondents to Brace and Macy, from disbound volume
1862-1863
Box: 19 Folder : 22 William Earl Dodge to Charles Loring Brace
1866 April 16
Box: 19 Folder : 23 Florence Nightingale to Charles Loring Brace (transcription, typescript - location of original unknown)
1872 September 9
Box: 19 Folder : 24 Correspondence between Charles Loring Brace and various parties regarding amendments to the state constitution against the interests of CAS
1874 December 2-1875 February 8
Box: 19 Folder : 25 Correspondence between Howard Potter, Charles Loring Brace, and John Keeler
1874 December 9-16
Box: 19 Folder : 26 Charles Loring Brace to Theodore Roosevelt asking how to intercede with N.Y. Central Railroad President Cornelius Vanderbilt to get reduced fares
circa 1874
Box: 19 Folder : 27 Charles Loring Brace to Thomas A. Scott, President of Penn Central Railroad, asking for reduction in fares
circa 1874
Box: 19 Folder : 28 Charles Loring Brace to teachers re: corporal punishment, medicine, festivals, standards for admission to schools
circa 1874
Box: 19 Folder : 29 Charles Loring Brace to Henry [Kiddle], Superintendent of Schools (3 letters)
circa 1874
Box: 19 Folder : 30 Charles Loring Brace to R. Townsend (draft)
circa 1874
Box: 19 Folder : 31 Charles Loring Brace to Trustees, requesting money
circa 1874
Box: 19 Folder : 32 Robert Hoe Jr. [to Charles Loring Brace and Theodore Roosevelt] re: purchasing property on 35th Street, and Mrs. [Atterbury] to Charles Loring Brace on same subject
1875 January 28 and February 3
Box: 19 Folder : 33 Charles Loring Brace to a member of the state legislature re: funding industrial schools
1875 May 9
Box: 19 Folder : 34 Index to binder that contained correspondence and other documents
1872-1875
Box: 19 Folder : 35 E.B. Wines of the National Prison Association to Charles Loring Brace
1876 August 14
Box: 19 Folder : 36 Letters from four correspondents to Charles Loring Brace on whether placed-out children often end up in penal institutions
1876 August 15-21
Box: 19 Folder : 37 John Jasper, Board of Education Superintendent, to Charles Loring Brace, praising CAS schools' performance
1881 November 2
Box: 19 Folder : 38 [T.W. Darghy] to Charles Loring Brace re: legal opinion
1882 January 30
Box: 19 Folder : 39 [Stokes, trustee] to Charles Loring Brace re: heating bill (2 letters)
1882 February 20
Box: 19 Folder : 40 Lucien Tuckerman and Stokes to Charles Loring Brace, draft reply Brace to C.E. Whitehead, all re: Phelps Mission (4 letters)
1882 February 26-April 17
Box: 19 Folder : 41 John Jacob Astor to Charles Loring Brace (poor quality photocopies - originals missing. Also 1 photocopied contract)
1882, 1887, 1888, 1890
Box: 19 Folder : 42 William Booth (CAS President) to Charles Loring Brace
1883, 1886
Box: 19 Folder : 43 N.Y. Supreme Court Justice to Charles Loring Brace re: $50,000 donation by Mrs. Robert L. [Shiart]
1884 May 27
Box: 19 Folder : 44 William P. Letchworth to Charles Loring Brace re: Brace's paper "Child Saving as Shown in Summer Homes and Sanitaria..."
1884 November 8
Box: 19 Folder : 45 Alfred White to Charles Loring Brace re: purchase of Coney Island property (2 letters)
1886
Box: 19 Folder : 46 Morris K. Jessup (4 letters) and William Booth (1 letter) to Charles Loring Brace re: donation for lodging house on 44th and 2nd
1887 January 11-May 2 and undated
Box: 19 Folder : 47 Mrs. R. [Bleig] to Charles Loring Brace
1887 February 28
Box: 19 Folder : 48 Alaska Governor (and former CAS ward) John G. Brady to Charles Loring Brace
1888, 1902
Box: 19 Folder : 49 James H. Jones to Charles Loring Brace (6 letters and transcripts of same, separated as significant by CAS)
1888 December 27-1895 February 22
Box: 19 Folder : 50 James H. Jones to Charles Loring Brace (2 letters and 1 telegram)
1889 January and February
Box: 19 Folder : 51 CAS Treasurer George S. Coe to Charles Loring Brace re: James H. Jones donations for the Jones Center
1889 January and February
Box: 19 Folder : 52 Charles Loring Brace to James H. Jones
1889 February 6
Box: 19 Folder : 53 Charles Loring Brace to the Rev. H.D. Pentecost
1889 March 28
Box: 19 Folder : 54 Dr. Hector to Charles Loring Brace re: medical work in industrial schools (narrative cases)
1889 April 17
Box: 19 Folder : 55 CAS Assistant Treasurer L.W. Holste to Charles Loring Brace re: Emigration and CAS finances
1889 April 17
Box: 19 Folder : 56 CAS Assistant Treasurer L.W. Holste to Charles Loring Brace re: Emigration and CAS finances
1889 May 15
Box: 20 Folder : 1 Charles Loring Brace II to Charles Loring Brace expressing dissatisfaction with railroad work and asking to work for, and ultimately run, CAS
1889 September 10
Box: 20 Folder : 2 A.P. [Stockwell] to Charles Loring Brace re: CAS schools
1889 October 16
Box: 20 Folder : 3 Moreau Morris M.D. and William Booth to Charles Loring Brace re: unsafe and unsanitary conditions at lodging house on 44th and 2nd (2 letters)
1889 December 27 and 1890 January 6
Box: 20 Folder : 4 Helen L. [Giefs] Stokes to Charles Loring Brace offering $2500 for Coney Island and $750 for other expenses
[1880's] April 14
Box: 20 Folder : 5 William Douglas Stone to Charles Loring Brace re: donations for construction of Sloane Center (4 letters)
1889 August 10-1890 January 25
Box: 20 Folder : 6 Charles Loring Brace Correspondence - Miscellaneous, incl. invitation to Emancipation meeting
1861, 1862, 1871, 1873
Box: 20 Folder : 7 Charles Loring Brace Correspondence - Miscellaneous
1874
Box: 20 Folder : 8 Charles Loring Brace Correspondence - Miscellaneous
1880
Box: 20 Folder : 9 Charles Loring Brace Correspondence - Miscellaneous
1886, 1889
Box: 20 Folder : 10 Charles Loring Brace Correspondence - Miscellaneous
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 11 Fragment of a draft of a letter [by Charles Loring Brace] to an unknown recipient
circa 1873 February 22
Box: 20 Folder : 12 Draft memo by Charles Loring Brace: "A Summer Retreat for Poor Chilren"
circa 1874
Box: 20 Folder : 13 Draft of a page by Charles Loring Brace introducing architect Calvert Vaux's description of the planned Tompkins Square Boys Lodging House
circa 1886
Box: 20 Folder : 14 Draft of a speech [by Charles Loring Brace] upon the inauguration of a new boys' lodging house and school
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 15 Draft of a Christmas appeal [by Charles Loring Brace]
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 16 Draft of a Christmas appeal [by Charles Loring Brace]
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 17 Draft of a speech or sermon [by Charles Loring Brace]
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 18 Draft [by Charles Loring Brace]: "The Organization of Charities" on the inspiration to help the poor and follow Christ
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 19 Draft [by Charles Loring Brace]: "The Work of the C.A.S. in the West" in response to the Sister State Commerce Bill. Outlines costs incurred by CAS and defends CAS
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 20 Fragment of a Draft [by Charles Loring Brace] on the pleasure of charitable work and the love of God
undated
Volume: 39 Short Sermons to Newsboys with a History of the Formation of the Newsboys Lodging House, NY, Charles Scribner & Co.
1866
Volume: 40 The Dangerous Classes of N.Y. and 20 Years Work Among Them, NY, Wynkoop & Hallenbeck
1872
Volume: 41 The Children's Aid Society of New York: Its History, Plan and Results, Compiled from the Writings and Reports of the Late Charles Loring Brace, the Founder of the Society, and from the Records of the Secretary's Office. NY: Wynkoop & Hallenbeck
1893
Volume: 42 Life and Letters of Charles Loring Brace aka the Life of Charles Loring Brace Chiefly Told in His Own Letters edited by his daughter with portraits, NY Charles Scribner's Sons
1894
Box: 20 Folder : 21 Memorial Booklet for Charles Loring Brace by CAS Board of Trustees and Howard Potter Esq., Trustee
1890
Box: 20 Folder : 22 "Personal Philanthropy Illustrated by the Life of Charles Loring Brace," by Herbert B. Adams Ph.D., The Charities Review, Vol. 1, No. 6
1892 April
Box: 20 Folder : 23 "Dr. Bushnell's Greatest Sermon" [an appreciation of Charles Loring Brace], NY Observer, Vol. LXXII, No. 51, photocopy
1894 December 20
Box: 20 Folder : 24 Biographical Sketch of Charles Loring Brace by unknown CAS author
1940 November 27
Box: 20 Folder : 25 "The Life of Charles Loring Brace, Author of 'Hungary in 1851,' by his Daughter Emma Brace Donaldson," Hungarian reference Library of America
1941
Box: 20 Folder : 26 2-page biographical sketch of Charles Loring Brace by unknown CAS author
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 27 4-page biographical sketch of Charles Loring Brace by unknown CAS author
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 28 Business Card of Charles L. Brace with writing on it "Trott took out this enfant terribleon [Friday] to Iowa"
undated

Sub-Subseries IV.1.B - Charles Loring Brace II, Secretary 1890-1927, (material 1891-1938)

Scope and Contents

This sub-subseries contains correspondence and a draft. The material spans the years 1891-1938. See also IV.4.A for a disbound volume containing further correspondence related to Charles Loring Brace II. See also IV.2.B (correspondence to L.W. Holste) for an 1890 letter by Brace II reflecting on the prospect of becoming Secretary of CAS.

(Note: Founder Charles Loring Brace is identified by that name in this collection. His son, who followed him as Secretary of CAS in 1890 and went by the same name or by C. Loring Brace or Loring Brace or C.L. Brace, is identified as Charles Loring Brace II only for the purposes of this collection).

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 20 Folder : 29 Emily Wheeler to Charles Loring Brace II re: plans for Elizabeth Home
1891 February 17
Box: 20 Folder : 30 William Stewart (Rhinelander attorney) to Charles Loring Brace II re: Rhinelander property (photocopy)
1891 March 25
Box: 20 Folder : 31 Charles Loring Brace II Correspondence
1891, 1896, 1922, 1929, and undated
Box: 20 Folder : 32 James H. Jones to Charles Loring Brace II re: resignation from Board of Trustees (2 letters)
1892 November 16
Box: 20 Folder : 33 Charles Loring Brace II to Moore Dupuy, Superintendent of Schools, re: idea for West Side School
1896 April 23
Box: 20 Folder : 34 D. Willis James to Charles Loring Brace II, and William Church Osborn to James, re: Mr. Astor
1896 December
Box: 20 Folder : 35 Draft letter with draft report: "Argument upon Senator Brown's Bill entitled 'An Act to Regulate the Placing Out of Children'" by Charles Loring Brace II
1897
Box: 20 Folder : 36 F.D. Weekes to Charles Loring Brace II with enclosed letter by Stanley Dexter to F.D. Weekes re: Coney Island property
1900 September 25
Box: 20 Folder : 37 Correspondence and memoranda between Charles Loring Brace II and E. Fellows Jenkins of the NY Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children re: Boys Lodging Houses (substantial material)
1902 April 11-23
Box: 20 Folder : 38 Andrew H. Burke to Charles Loring Brace II
1903 January 21
Box: 20 Folder : 39 Anson Phelps-Stokes of Phelps Dodge to Charles Loring Brace II
1904 April 15
Box: 20 Folder : 40 Eleanor C. Morris to Charles Loring Brace II re: Mrs. A. Newbold Morris Fund for Cooking Classes and Tea (typescript)
1906 March 3
Box: 20 Folder : 41 Charles Loring Brace II to William H. Pear, Boston Children's Aid Society
1906 April 23
Box: 20 Folder : 42 Charles Loring Brace II to donor Joseph Osborne - reports of children placed (photocopies sent to CAS in 1988)
1906-1914 and 1988
Box: 20 Folder : 43 Draft of a letter from Charles Loring Brace II to Mrs. A. A. Anderson on the new convalescent home
1909 July 2
Box: 20 Folder : 44 Correspondence between Charles Loring Brace II and William Carmen representing Mrs. D. Willis James
1912 January 18-1916 November 6
Box: 20 Folder : 45 J. Morris Fisher, Superintendent of the Summer Camp for Boys in Denville N.J., to Charles Loring Brace II, re: operations, events, and specific boys' cases at camp
1912 April 16
Box: 20 Folder : 46 Correspondence between Charles Loring Brace II and Arthur C. James
1913 November 5-1918 November 8
Box: 20 Folder : 47 Correspondence between Charles Loring Brace II and Arthur C. James and their representatives
1924 October 10-1927 December 1
Box: 20 Folder : 48 Charles Loring Brace II, his family, and other interested parties re: his declining health, his death, and provisions for his survivors
1933 October 6-1939 May 27 and undated
Box: 20 Folder : 49 Charles Loring Brace II obituary in Tribune (photocopy)
1938 May 26

Sub-Subseries IV.1.C - Owen Lovejoy, Secretary 1928-1935, (material circa 1917-1935)

Scope and Contents

This sub-subseries contains 2 folders of correspondence, memoranda, and a brochure. See Series III.2 for four reports by Owen Lovejoy.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 20 Folder : 50 Material related to Owen Lovejoy, including a pre-CAS brochure (circa 1917) advertising his lectures
1928 June 26-1935 March 6, and circa 1917
Box: 20 Folder : 51 Correspondence between Owen Lovejoy and former wards of the CAS, in search of dramatic and positive stories for 75th anniversary; also memoranda re: this project
1928 July 28-October 6

Sub-Subseries IV.1.D - Arthur Huck, Executive Director 1931-1935, Secretary 1935-1952, Secretary and Executive Director 1952-1959, (material 1917-1959)

Scope and Contents

This sub-subseries contains 13 folders of correspondence and other material from the files of Arthur Huck. Some of the correspondence was forwarded to Arthur Huck or kept by him, but was not addressed to him nor written by him. 3 folders include memoirs or histories by employees of the CAS Marion Withycomb, Charles Conklin, and Bertha Schlegel, written as letters to Huck.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 20 Folder : 52 Correspondence from Superintendent of Nurses, Bureau of Child Hygiene, Dept. of Health to Charles Conklin, forwarded to Arthur Huck
1917 December 11
Box: 20 Folder : 53 Correspondence from Charles Conklin to Dr. Draper, re: History of Kinderfold convalescent home in Chappaqua, and suggestions for improvement, forwarded to Arthur Huck
1920 March 29 and 1938 July 8
Box: 20 Folder : 54 Correspondence between Arthur C. James and his representatives and senior executives of the CAS, from Arthur Huck's files, folder 1 of 3
1928 October 15-1933 December 18
Box: 20 Folder : 55 Correspondence between Arthur C. James and his representatives and senior executives of the CAS, from Arthur Huck's files, folder 2 of 3
1934 November 27-1938 December 21
Box: 20 Folder : 56 Correspondence between Arthur C. James and his representatives and senior executives of the CAS, from Arthur Huck's files, folder 3 of 3
1939 December 12-1941 December 23
Box: 20 Folder : 57 Correspondence re: Westchester putting a road through Elizabeth Milbank Anderson property
1931 March 27-October 30
Box: 20 Folder : 58 Correspondence from the files of Arthur Huck from and regarding Robert Brace
1933 November 3-1939 January 12
Box: 20 Folder : 59 Marion H. Withycomb, Superintendent of Elizabeth Milbank Anderson Home, to Arthur Huck, re: history of the property
1934 December 12
Box: 20 Folder : 60 Charles Conklin to Arthur Huck re: publicity materials
1934, 1936
Box: 20 Folder : 61 G. Dana Younger and William Church Osborn to Arthur Huck re: Jessup Playground
1937 January 6-May 7
Box: 20 Folder : 62 Arthur Huck and Morgan Dix Wheelock to President and Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt and daughter, and 1 note from Eleanor Roosevelt's secretary (4 carbons, and 1 typescript)
1937 July 7-1941 March 24 and 1962 November 9
Box: 20 Folder : 63 Correspondence between former industrial school teacher Bertha Schlegel and Arthur Huck, including her memories
1940 January
Box: 20 Folder : 64 Biographical/Public Relations material related to Arthur Huck on the occasions of his 50th anniversary with CAS and his retirement
1958, 1959

Subseries IV.2 - Office of the President

Scope and Contents

This subseries is divided into 3 sub-subseries:

IV.2.A - William A. Booth, President 1861-1892 (material 1891)

IV.2.B - D. Willis James, President 1893-1901 (material 1896)

IV.2.C - William Church Osborn, President 1902-1949 (material 1902-1951).

There is one piece of correspondence apiece for Booth and James. Osborn is more fully represented.

Sub-Subseries IV.2.A - William A. Booth, President 1861-1892, (material 1891)

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 21 Folder : 1 John S. Kennedy to William A. Booth on the need for a United Charities Building
1891 March 9

Sub-Subseries IV.2.B - D. Willis James, President 1893-1901, (material 1896)

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 21 Folder : 2 D. Willis James to William Waldorf Astor (typescript)
1896 December 4

Sub-Subseries IV.2.C - William Church Osborn, President 1902-1949, (material 1902-1951)

Scope and Contents

The sub-subseries contains correspondence, honorary certificates, and a periodical. It includes a letter signed by Governor Alfred E. Smith.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 21 Folder : 3 William Church Osborn to Emily Wheeler and her reply
1902 August 8 and 22
Box: 21 Folder : 4 Correspondence between William Church Osborn and Grace Dodge, re: $100,000 anonymous donation and plans to build a lodging house (4 letters)
1906 July 4-1907 May 17
Box: 21 Folder : 5 2 certificates presented to William Church Osborn conferring the Order of the Crown of Italy
1907 January 17 and 22
Box: 21 Folder : 6 Correspondence between William Church Osborn and the Consul General of Italy re: Royal Decreee appointing Osborn Officer of Order of the Crown
1907 February 2-May 7
Box: 21 Folder : 7 Joseph Milbank to William Church Osborn, and replies, re: donation to create Elizabeth Milbank Anderson Home
1907 October 11-1908 December 16
Box: 21 Folder : 8 The Democrat, Vol. I No. 7, with William Church Osborn on cover
1916 January
Box: 21 Folder : 9 William Church Osborn to Consul General of Italy, and certificate
1920-1922
Box: 21 Folder : 10 Percy R. Pyne II to William Church Osborn re: P.R. Ideas
1924 November 14
Box: 21 Folder : 11 William Wheelock to William Church Osborn re: lodging houses and a new secretary for CAS
1926 December 1
Box: 21 Folder : 12 Correspondence between Charles Loring Brace II and William Church Osborn re: retirement of Charles Loring Brace II
1927 September 2-December 1
Box: 21 Folder : 13 Charles Loring Brace II to William Church Osborn re: farm school, letter from a farm school graduate, and publicity for farm school
1927 December 18 and 1928 January 11
Box: 21 Folder : 14 William Church Osborn, Arthur Huck, Margaret Fellows, and George Bowdoin to President Franklin D. Roosevelt re: visit to Bowdoin Farm (copies and drafts)
1932 January 7-1935 September 9
Box: 21 Folder : 15 Arthur Huck to William Church Osborn re: the problem of homeless, wandering boys
1933 February 28
Box: 21 Folder : 16 Arthur Huck to William Church Osborn re: recommendations for CAS
1933 November 16
Box: 21 Folder : 17 Newton D. Baker to William Church Osborn
1934 June 16
Box: 21 Folder : 18 Former Governor Alfred E. Smith to William Church Osborn
1933 February 28
Box: 21 Folder : 19 Sara Delano Roosevelt to William Church Osborn
1937 November 13
Box: 21 Folder : 20 William Church Osborn - biographical materials - honors, awards, press, memorial, and obituary
1934-1951 and undated

Subseries IV.3 - Office of the Treasurer/Assistant Treasurer

Scope and Contents

This subseries is divided into 4 sub-subseries:

IV.3.A - John Earl Williams, Treasurer 1853-1876 (material 1870-1877)

IV.3.B - L.W. Holste, Assistant Treasurer 1882-1896 (correspondence 1886-1894) Note: Holste continued at CAS as Correspondent for the Emigration Department 1897-1919, and there is some correspondence to Holste in that capacity as well as more in his capacity as Assistant Treasurer in Series IV.4.C.

IV.3.C - A. Barton Hepburn, Treasurer 1896-1910 (correspondence 1896-1908)

IV.3.D - Edwin G. Merrill, Treasurer 1911-1950 (correspondence, honors, and memorial material 1911-1950)

Note: George S. Coe was Treasurer from 1877-1895. There is no material in Coe's name in this series; however, L.W. Holste was Assistant Treasurer from 1882-1896, and the Coe period is covered by correspondence sent to Holste.

Sub-Subseries IV.3.A - John Earl Williams, Treasurer 1853-1876, (material 1870-1877)

Scope and Contents

The sub-subseries contains three folders of correspondence and photocopied memorial material from 1870-1877, arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 21 Folder : 21 C. Rose to John Williams Esq. (gift of bonds for the Newboys Lodging House) and architect E.P. Fabbri requesting funds for a project
1870, 1874
Box: 21 Folder : 22 Correspondence and a notice to John Williams re: estates and gifts to CAS
1873, 1874, and undated
Box: 21 Folder : 23 Memorial material regarding John Williams (photocopy)
1877

Sub-Subseries IV.3.B - L.W. Holste, Assistant treasurer 1882-1896, (correspondence 1886-1894)

Scope and Contents

The sub-subseries contains correspondence from 1886-1894, arranged chronologically. George S. Coe was Treasurer from 1877-1895. There is no material in Coe's name in this series; however, L.W. Holste was Assistant Treasurer from 1882-1896, and the Coe period is covered by correspondence sent to Holste.

Holste continued at CAS as Correspondent for the Emigration Department 1897-1919. The material in this sub-subseries covers only Holste's time as Assistant Treasurer. While most of the material relates to Holste's work in this financial capacity, this sub-subseries also contains an 1890 letter by Brace II [to Holste] reflecting on the prospect of becoming Secretary of CAS (folder 26), and Emigration-related correspondence (folder 28). See also IV.4.C for more Holste correspondence as both Assistant Treasurer and as Emigration Correspondent.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 21 Folder : 24 2 letters to L.W. Holste
1886
Box: 21 Folder : 25 2 letters to L.W. Holste
1887, 1889
Box: 21 Folder : 26 Charles Loring Brace II to Louis [L.W. Holste] on the prospect of becoming Secretary of CAS
22 August 1890
Box: 21 Folder : 27 James H. Jones to L.W. Holste (3 letters)
1890, 1893, and undated
Box: 21 Folder : 28 Governor Andrew Burke to L.W. Holste (former ward of CAS who rose to prominence)
1891 April 29
Box: 21 Folder : 29 3 letters to L.W. Holste
1891
Box: 21 Folder : 30 From L.W. Holste to J. N. Newson
1892
Box: 21 Folder : 31 Dr. Hector to L.W. Holste re: inspection of lodging houses
1893 May 31
Box: 21 Folder : 32 4 letters to L.W. Holste
1893, 1894

Sub-Subseries IV.3.C - A. Barton Hepburn, Treasurer 1896-1910, (correspondence 1896-1908)

Scope and Contents

The sub-subseries contains four folders of correspondence, arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 21 Folder : 33 D. Willis James to A.B. Hepburn (5 letters)
1896 January 24-1897 October 28
Box: 21 Folder : 34 Mary Lord Fairabanks to A.B. Hepburn
1897 March 27
Box: 21 Folder : 35 Correspondence between A.B. Hepburn, Charles Loring Brace II, William Church Osborn, Joseph Milbank and others re: sanitarium on Staten Island (photocopies)
1907 May 16-August 27
Box: 21 Folder : 36 Charles Loring Brace II to A.B. Hepburn re: Chappaqua property which would become Elizabeth Milbank Anderson Home
1908 June 30

Sub-Subseries IV.3.D - Edwin G. Merrill, Treasurer 1911-1950, (material 1911-1950)

Scope and Contents

The sub-subseries contains sixteen folders of correspondence, and one folder of biographical material including obituaries. The folders are arranged chronologically. The correspondence often pertains to real estate. (Note: Upon Edwin G. Merrill's death, his son Edwin K. Merrill took over as Treasurer, becoming Associate Executive Director 1956-1959, and then Secretary of the CAS 1959-1962. Edwin K. Merrill is outside the scope of this collection).

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 21 Folder : 37 Various parties to Edwin G. Merrill, and his replies, re: 104 Suffolk Street mortgage and Five Points House of Industry
1911 April 22-1916 July 24
Box: 21 Folder : 38 Mazie L. Delafield of the Junior Committee et. al. to Edwin G. Merrill re: the closing of the Pike Street School
1911 August 23-1913 April 3
Box: 21 Folder : 39 Dexter, Osborn and Fleming to Edwin G. Merrill re: 53rd Street School property
1914 April 14-October 16
Box: 21 Folder : 40 Dexter, Osborn and Fleming et. al. to Edwin G. Merrill, and his replies, re: sale of summer camp for boys in Denville N.J.
1915 December 4-1917 August 23
Box: 21 Folder : 41 Contracts and correspondence to Edwin G. Merrill re: sale of CAS property to Henry Street Settlement
1916 May 25-July 28
Box: 21 Folder : 42 Charles Loring Brace II (1917), Henry Holt (1921) and Wallace Fairbanks (1923) to Edwin G. Merrill, and various receipts, replies and other correspondence, re: Italian Government Donations to CAS
1917-1923
Box: 21 Folder : 43 Robert S. Osborne of U.S. Trust Co. and Hospital Holding Corp. to Edwin G. Merrill, and his replies
1919 September 29-1926 December 1
Box: 21 Folder : 44 George Whittlesey to Edwin G. Merrill, and his replies, re: sale of 256-8 Mott Street
1920 January 29-May 26
Box: 21 Folder : 45 [Edwin G. Merrill] to Sinclair Hamilton re: donation of bungalows to Elizabeth Milbank Anderson Home (typescript)
1921 April 22
Box: 21 Folder : 46 George Whittlesey et. al. to Edwin G. Merrill re: sale of CAS property on 35th Street to YMHA
1921 September 23-1923 October 30
Box: 21 Folder : 47 Misc. real estate correspondence re: Bronx and White Plains from the files of Edwin G. Merrill
1922 July 24-1924 January 5
Box: 21 Folder : 48 Charles Loring Brace II to Edwin G. Merrill re: executive salaries (correspondence and memo)
1922 July 26 and 27
Box: 21 Folder : 49 George Whittlesey to Edwin G. Merrill, and his replies, re: sale of 442 W. 23rd Street
1923 January 23-March 8
Box: 21 Folder : 50 CAS Agent R.D. Neill to Edwin G. Merrill, and his replies to Neill and to Wallace Fairbank, re: a boy
1924 October 10-1925 January 20
Box: 21 Folder : 51 George Whittlesey to Edwin G. Merrill, and his replies, re: sale of CAS property on West 12th Street
1930 September 23-November 11
Box: 21 Folder : 52 George Whittlesey to Edwin G. Merrill re: Rhinelander School for Crippled Children (photocopy)
1931 January 14
Box: 21 Folder : 53 Edwin G. Merrill, Treasurer and Trustee 1910-1950, Memorial and Obituary Material
1950 January 17-February 14

Subseries IV.4 - Mixed Officers and Other Executives

Scope and Contents

This subseries is divided into 4 sub-subseries:

IV.4.A - Robert N. Brace, Superintendent of the Emigration/Placing-Out Department (materials 1903-1938)

IV.4.B - R.D. Neill, CAS Visiting and Placing Agent (volume 1899-1900)

IV.4.C - Mixed Correspondence by CAS Officers and Other CAS Executives 1891-1939

IV.4.D - Trustees

Sub-Subseries IV.4.A - Robert N. Brace, Superintendent of the Emigration/Placing-Out Department 1895-1930, (material 1903-1938)

Scope and Contents

Robert N. Brace was the younger son of founder Charles Loring Brace, and brother of Charles Loring Brace II. He worked for the CAS as an Agent of the Emigration/Placing-Out Department beginning in 1895, and then as its Superintendent, from 1901-1930. The sub-subseries contains 3 scant folders of correspondence and one folder of posthumous biographical material arranged chronologically. Much more correspondence to Robert N. Brace can be found in the case files of the Emigration/Placing-Out Department, Series XI.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 22 Folder : 1 Correspondence to Robert N. Brace
1904 April 12
Box: 22 Folder : 2 Robert N. Brace to CAS Agent Rev. H.D. Clarke (photocopies)
1908, 1923
Box: 22 Folder : 3 Pat Allen (sheriff and former CAS ward) to Robert N. Brace
1936 September 18
Box: 22 Folder : 4 Robert N. Brace - Posthumous memorial material and biographies by Margaret Fellows and Virginia Gross Goodman
1938 and undated

Sub-Subseries IV.4.B - R.D. Neill, CAS Visiting and Placing Agent 1900-1924, (volume 1899-1900)

Scope and Contents

R.D. Neill worked for the CAS as a visiting and placing agent from 1900-1924. This sub-subseries contains one volume of his outgoing correspondence, October 1899-January 1900, on delicate transfer paper. The volume contains personal and business letters composed immediately before Neill was employed by CAS. More material related to Neill can be found in his memoir in Series V.2 and in the case files of the Emigration/Placing-Out Department, Series XI.

Container 1     Title Date
Volume: 43 Correspondence of R.D. Neill
1899 October-1900 January

Sub-Subseries IV.4.C - Mixed Correspondence by CAS Officers and Other CAS Executives , 1891-1939

Scope and Contents

This series includes one disbound volume of outgoing correspondence 1891-1908 by Secretary Charles Loring Brace II, Assistant Treasurer L.W. Holste, A. Schlegel, Superintendent of Schools Moore Dupuy, Cashier H.J. Holt, and E.H. Opitz. The correspondence pertains to CAS industrial schools and other matters. Following the disbound volume, the series consists of 12 folders of mixed CAS correspondence 1874-1939

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 22 Folder : 5 Outgoing correspondence, disbound volume
1891-1894
Box: 22 Folder : 6 Outgoing correspondence, disbound volume
1895-1897
Box: 22 Folder : 7 Outgoing correspondence, disbound volume
1897
Box: 22 Folder : 8 Outgoing correspondence, disbound volume
1898
Box: 22 Folder : 9 Outgoing correspondence, disbound volume
1898-1900
Box: 22 Folder : 10 Outgoing correspondence, disbound volume
1901-1908
Box: 22 Folder : 11 Correspondence between Assistant Secretary Macy and members of Society of St. Vincent de Paul re: ward Eddie Nugent
1874
Box: 22 Folder : 12 G.V. Wenner and Annie W. Strathern to Mr. Skinner re: dispute involving 18th Ward School
1886 November 8 and 16
Box: 22 Folder : 13 Matilda Bruce to CAS Trustees, donating $75,000 for what became Sullivan Street School
1891 March 14
Box: 22 Folder : 14 unnamed CAS executive to Mrs. Astor - list of boys placed with her funds
1894 December 27
Box: 22 Folder : 15 H.E. Stevens to Cashier H.J. Holt re: donations to Mott Street (3 letters)
1897 November 17-December 10
Box: 22 Folder : 16 C.A. Forman to Cashier H.J. Holt reporting donations to Sullivan Street (5 letters)
1897 November 19-December 13
Box: 22 Folder : 17 Jacob Riis to Emigration Correspondent L.W. Holste, original and typescript copy
1898 August 15
Box: 22 Folder : 18 unnamed CAS officer to Frank B. Colton on how to run a boys' club
1906
Box: 22 Folder : 19 Mixed Executives of CAS (Brace II, Osborn, Hepburn) with Joseph Milbank re: acquisition of Staten Island site
1907 May-August
Box: 22 Folder : 20 Charles Conklin, CAS Medical Director, to Margaret Fellows, CAS Publicity Director, on the inability of CAS convalescent homes to care for children from other organizations or over entire summers
1930 May 20-21
Box: 22 Folder : 21 Marian H. Withycomb, Superintendent of Elizabeth Milbank Anderson Home, to Andrew Spinner, re: property line and other matters
1932 May 21
Box: 22 Folder : 22 Mrs. Herbert A. Lehman (wife of Governor) to Mrs. Howard Ogden Wood Jr.
1939 December 5
Box: 22 Folder : 23 Misc. Correspondence
1876, 1935

Sub-Subseries IV.4.D - Trustees

Scope and Contents

This sub-subseries includes correspondence, obituaries, and other materials related to trustees of the CAS whose terms of service began in the years between 1867 and 1936. The folders are arranged chronologically according to the year the trustee began serving on the board of CAS. The material in the folders spans the years 1900-1971. For photographs of trustees and their wives, see Series XIII.1.

Note: Evert Jansen Wendell (folder 25) was a trustee who took a particularly active and direct role with children in the CAS, serving as a mentor for many boys through his work on the Farm School, Lodging House, and Emigration Committee. He is well represented in other parts of the collection, notably in many photographs and tintypes in the case files of Series XI.3, in photographs of Trustees and of the Emigration and Placing-Out program in Series XIII, in documents in Series IX.2 regarding the Wendell Boys Club and memorial fund, and with an album of photographs he assembled after a trip to Cuba in Series XIII.6

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 22 Folder : 24 Theodore Roosevelt Sr., Trustee 1867-1878 and James Roosevelt, trustee 1878-1911; Correspondence James Roosevelt to William Church Osborn; Jacob Riis article and photocopied information on Theodore Roosevelt Sr.
1900 and undated
Box: 22 Folder : 25 Evert Jansen Wendell, Trustee 1902-1917, Materials incl. deathbed letter transcript and materials of Wendell Memorial Fund
1900-1919
Box: 22 Folder : 26 William H. Wheelock Trustee 1906-1940, CAS Vice President 1927-40
1942
Box: 22 Folder : 27 Eugene H. Pool, M.D., Trustee 1910-1949
1941-1949
Box: 22 Folder : 28 Cornelius Agnew, Trustee 1914-1915
1954
Box: 22 Folder : 29 George T. Bowdoin, Trustee 1924-1966, CAS Vice President 1939-1940
1942-1967
Box: 22 Folder : 30 Wolcott G. Lane, Trustee 1925-1947
1948-1956
Box: 22 Folder : 31 George de Forest Lord, Trustee 1925-1950, CAS Vice President 1942-1949, President 1949-1950
1950-1951
Box: 22 Folder : 32 Dunlevy Milbank, Trustee 1925-1959
1925-1963
Box: 22 Folder : 33 William H. Osborn, Trustee 1925-1971
1946-1971
Box: 22 Folder : 34 William E. Hall, Trustee 1929-1959
1931-1961
Box: 22 Folder : 35 Robert L. Hoguet, Trustee 1936-1954 , Treasurer 1956-1957
1957-1969

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