William B. Osgood Field papers, (bulk 1897-1934).

Title
William B. Osgood Field papers, 1610-1952, n.d. (bulk 1897-1934).
Author
Field, William B. Osgood.
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Description
112 linear feet (274 boxes, 1 map case folder).
Genre/Form
  • Architectural drawings.
  • Diaries.
  • Financial records.
  • Photographs.
  • Posters.
  • Scrapbooks.
  • Sheet music.
  • Sketches.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
  • Diaries (1910-1933) of Marjorie Field Wilde and her correspondence with her husband, Helm George Wilde, are closed until 2026.
Terms of Use (note)
  • All requests for publication before October 2008 must be approved by donors' representatives.
Biography (note)
  • William Bradhurst Osgood Field (1870-1949) and his family were prominent members of society in New York City and Lenox, Massachusetts during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Language (note)
  • Some materials are in German, French and Italian.
Call Number
MssCol 6090
Author
Field, William B. Osgood.
Title
William B. Osgood Field papers, 1610-1952, n.d. (bulk 1897-1934).
Summary
The William B. Osgood Field papers consist of family, personal, and office correspondence; financial documents; diaries; genealogical records; school and college memorabilia; photographs; and ephemera recording his and his family's commercial, philanthropic and social activities, chiefly between the years 1897 and 1934. While the papers of William B. Osgood Field form the bulk of the collection, other family members are well-represented, including his mother Augusta, his wife Lila, his sister Mary, his uncle Osgood, and his sons and daughters. The collection documents Field's education in Dresden, Germany; his business, legal and real estate affairs; his military service during World War I; his collecting interests, particularly concerning rare books, book illustration and caricatures, coins and collectibles; his support of numerous charitable and cultural organizations; and his interest in angling and hunting, shared by his wife Lila. Also reflected are family members' schooling, extensive travels, residence abroad, intellectual and political interests, social activities, and military service of family members and friends during World War II. Also present are correspondence and other materials from prominent Europeans and Americans in contact with Field family members, including authors, activists, artists, musicians, singers, and political figures. Examples include letters and manuscript sheet music of Leopold Stokowski in the papers of Mary Pearsall Field, and original work by Edward Lear, Ernest Henry Griset, John Leech and William Francklyn Paris collected by William B. Osgood Field. The collection contains genealogical and other materials concerning members of their allied families of Bowne, Osgood, Sloane and Vanderbilt; and household documentation concerning William B.Osgood Field's homes in New York City, Mohegan Lake, N.Y., and Lenox, Mass.; and Osgood Field's residence in Rome.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Access
Diaries (1910-1933) of Marjorie Field Wilde and her correspondence with her husband, Helm George Wilde, are closed until 2026.
Terms Of Use
All requests for publication before October 2008 must be approved by donors' representatives.
Biography
William Bradhurst Osgood Field (1870-1949) and his family were prominent members of society in New York City and Lenox, Massachusetts during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Field was an engineer and businessman who served in the U.S. Army's Military Intelligence Division during World War I. His interests also defined him as an avid book collector, gentleman farmer, philanthropist, and sportsman. Field sat on the boards of many charitable and commercial organizations, and was a member of over twenty clubs and societies, notably serving as president of the Grolier Club.
Language
Some materials are in German, French and Italian.
Finding Aids
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Related collections include the Field-Osgood Family Papers; Manuscript Division; Library of Congress; Washington, D.C.
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Added Author
Eames, Emma, 1865-1952.
Farrar, Geraldine, 1882-1967.
Field, Augusta Currie Bradhurst.
Field, Frederick Vanderbilt, 1905-
Field, Lila Vanderbilt Sloane.
Field, Mary Augusta.
Field, Mary Pearsall.
Field, Osgood.
Field, William O. (William Osgood), 1904-
Stokowski, Leopold, 1882-1977.
Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914.
Wilde, Marjorie Field.
Research Call Number
MssCol 6090
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