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Guide to the de Groot Family Photograph Collection
1853-[1967], undated
  PR 120

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 873-3400


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Collection processed by Sandra Markham

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 09, 2011
Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

 
Title: de Groot Family Photograph Collection
Dates [inclusive]: 1853-[1967], undated
Abstract: Collection of photographs of Adelaide Milton de Groot (1876-1967) and portraits of members of her extended family including her parents, siblings, cousins, and their ancestors. Includes photographs of war work in France during World War I.
Quantity: 1.88 Linear feet (3 boxes)
Location note: Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Materials
Call Phrase: PR 120

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Biographical Note

Adelaide Milton de Groot (1876-1967) was the daughter of China trade ship owner William de Groot (1825-1898) and his second wife Elizabeth King Hawley (1833-1926). A painter, art collector and philanthropist, Miss de Groot was born in New York City and moved with her family to Nice, France, in 1891. She lived in Europe for forty years before returning to New York in 1933.

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Scope and Content Note

The de Groot Family Photograph Collection contains portraits of Adelaide Milton de Groot (1876-1967) and members of her extended family including her parents, siblings, cousins, and their ancestors. Interested in genealogy, she documented the families related to her by marriage, namely the Bosworth, Brantingham, Foote, Hastings, Hawley and Robinson families. Her New York cousins included yachtsman, composer and photographer Frank Seymour Hastings (1853-1924) and his brother, the noted architect Thomas Hastings (1860-1929), the sons of the Reverend Thomas Samuel Hastings (1827-1911) and Fanny de Groot. Adelaide de Groot's sister Elizabeth (1874-1898) married an Italian diplomat, Guilio Caravadossi, the Count of Aspremonte; the collection includes many photographs of the Caravadossis and "La Tour Aspremont Baumettes," their family home in Nice. There are also photographs, including a post-mortem portrait, of their daughter Teresina (1899-1917). Other photographs in the collection include portraits of family friends such as the author Baron Gabriel d'Orgeval, and group portraits that include various touring American friends and members of the expatriate community prior to the second World War. In addition, there are photographs of Miss de Groot's activities with the American Colony Hospital at Nice (1915-1918) and the Daughters of the American Revolution (Philadelphia and Washington chapters visiting Paris in 1932). Most of the photographs are annotated with information about the sitters including, in some cases, details of the colors and fabrics of their clothing; some annotations are extensive and narrative, describing the personalities, relationships and life situations of the subjects.

Arrangement

Files are arranged alphabetically by sitter, with miscellaneous and unidentified photographs at the end.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Caravadossi, Elizabeth Hawley de Groot, 1874-1898
  • Caravadossi, Giulio
  • Hastings, Frank Seymour
  • Hastings, Thomas, 1860-1929
  • Le Barrois d'Orgeval, Gabriel, Baron, 1879-

Document Type

  • Photographic prints
  • Portraits
  • Tintypes

Subject Organizations

  • American Colony Hospital (Nice, France)
  • Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Tour Aspremont (Nice, Frane)

Subject Topics

  • Hospitals -- France -- Nice
  • Military nursing -- France
  • Postmortem photography
  • Upper class -- New York (State)-- New York
  • Women art collectors
  • Women in charitable work
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- War work -- France

Family Name(s)

  • Bosworth family
  • Brantingham family
  • Caravadossi family
  • De Groot family
  • Foote family
  • Hastings family
  • Hawley family
  • Robinson family

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Adelaide Milton de Groot in December 1941 and March 1942.

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers, by appointment only.

Photocopying undertaken by staff only. Limited to 20 photocopies per day per person. Suitability of the original for photocopying is at the discretion of the staff. Neither blueprints nor tracings can be copied under any circumstances. Duplication of large-format items will be done by the house photographer. See Print Room guidelines for details.

Use Restrictions

Permission to reproduce any Print Room holdings through publication must be obtained from

Rights and Reproductions
The New-York Historical Society
Two West 77th Street
New York, NY 10024

Phone: (212) 873-3400 ext. 282
Fax: (212) 579-8794

The copyright law of the United States governs the making of photocopies and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials. Unpublished materials created before January 1, 1978 cannot be quoted in publication without permission of the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as de Groot Family Photographs, PR 120, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections, The New-York Historical Society.

Related Material at the The New-York Historical Society

Additional de Groot family photographs in The New-York Historical Society Library are located in the de Groot Family Papers held in the Manuscript Department; additional family papers are in BV de Groot. Two annotated family photograph albums holding many of the same and similar images as PR 120 are available in the Department of Prints, Photographs and Architectural Collections in the Album File (PR 002); images of several de Groot, Brantingham and Hawley family members are in the Cased Photographs File (PR 012).

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Container List


Scope and Contents note

Files are arranged alphabetically by sitter, with miscellaneous and unidentified photographs at the end. Oversize photographs are filed in Box 3.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Bosworth family
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Brantingham family
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Caravadossi, Elizabeth Hawley de Groot
[1873]-1900
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Caravadossi, Guilo
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Caravadossi, Teresina
1900-1917
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Caravadossi family home, La Tour d'Aspremont Baumettes, Nice
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 7 de Forest family
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 8 de Groot, Adelaide Milton--Childhood photographs
[1876]-[1967]
Box: 1 Folder : 9 de Groot, Adelaide Milton--Coming out photographs
1893
Box: 1 Folder : 10 de Groot, Adelaide Milton--Portraits by Frank Seymour Hastings
[1909]
Box: 1 Folder : 11 de Groot, Adelaide Milton--Hospital work and World War I
1915-1918
Box: 1 Folder : 12 de Groot, Adelaide Milton--Portraits by Count Broel Plater
1919-1920
Box: 1 Folder : 13 de Groot, Adelaide Milton--Portraits in costume
[1922]
Box: 1 Folder : 14 de Groot, Adelaide Milton--Daughters of the American Revolution activities
1932
Box: 1 Folder : 15 de Groot, Adelaide Milton--Miscellaneous
1931-1932, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 16 de Groot, Adelaide and Elizabeth
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 17 de Groot, Elizabeth King Hawley
1870-[1929]
Box: 1 Folder : 18 de Groot, Grace LaTourette
[1855], undated
Box: 1 Folder : 19 de Groot, Hugo and Maria (engravings)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 20 de Groot, Isabella Graham Brittain
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 21 de Groot, Mary Nesbitt
[1865]
Box: 1 Folder : 22 de Groot, William
1853-1898
Box: 1 Folder : 23 de Groot family groups
1891-1892
Box: 2 Folder : 24 Foote family
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 25 Hastings family
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 26 Hawley family
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 27 McClellen, George
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 28 Robinson family
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 29 Friends
1926-1938, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 30 Places
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 31 Unidentified men
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 32 Unidentified women and children
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 33 Caravadossi, Elizabeth Hawley de Groot
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 34 Caravadossi, Teresina
1917
Box: 3 Folder : 35 de Groot, Adelaide Milton--Portrait
[1870]
Box: 3 Folder : 36 de Groot, Adelaide Milton--Portrait with her sister Elizabeth
[1870]
Box: 3 Folder : 37 de Groot, Adelaide Milton--Portrait
1917
Box: 3 Folder : 38 de Groot, Adelaide Milton--Portraits
[1960-1967]
Box: 3 Folder : 39 de Groot, Elizabeth King Hawley
[1885]
Box: 3 Folder : 40 Hastings, Frank Seymour, home music room
[1910]

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