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Guide to the Kitson Papers
(Bulk 1902-1909, 1920-1931)
  MS 354

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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on October 26, 2011
Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Kitson Papers
Dates: 1887-1934 (Bulk 1902-1909, 1920-1931)
Abstract: The Kitson Papers consist of materials of various forms related primarily to the work of Henry Hudson Kitson, a sculptor of public monuments. The collection also contains papers of Kitson's first wife, Theo Alice Ruggles Kitson, who was also a sculptor. The bulk of the correspondence consists of letters to Henry Kitson from individuals and organizations who commissioned work from him. Legal documents, especially signed and unsigned contracts, are in the collection. Photographs, mostly unidentified but also including studies for known sculpture subjects, comprise a sizable portion of the collection. The collection contains rough sketches of works and details of works, also mostly unidentified as to subject. Some blueprints are included. Financial records in the collection consist most notably of invoices and receipts from contractors providing materials and services for the Kitsons' projects.
Quantity: 2.5 Linear feet (5 boxes)
Location note: Manuscript cage
Call Phrase: MS 354