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Paul N. Craig letters to Jeannette V. Kelley

Title
Paul N. Craig letters to Jeannette V. Kelley, 1908-1911.
Author
Craig, Paul N. (Paul Newton), 1885-1962.

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box 1Mixed materialRequest in advanceAvailableMssCol 22940 box 1Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328

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Additional Authors
Kelley, Jeannette V., 1887-1978
Description
.21 linear foot (1 box)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Love letters.
  • Programs (documents)
  • Sketches.
Source (note)
  • Purchased from Swann Galleries, 2014
Call Number
MssCol 22940
OCLC
894587710
Author
Craig, Paul N. (Paul Newton), 1885-1962.
Title
Paul N. Craig letters to Jeannette V. Kelley, 1908-1911.
Summary
Paul N. Craig (1885-1962) was an artist, minister, singer and voice teacher who resided in Independence, Missouri for much of his life. Collection consists of letters dating from 1908 to 1911, written by Craig while an art student in New York City to his future wife Jeannette V. Kelley (1887-1978) at Independence. The bulk of the letters date 1908-1909, documenting his training at the New York School of Art (now Parsons The New School for Design) under the tutelage of Frank Alvah Parsons, his boarding life at the YMCA, his exploration of Manhattan's neighborhoods and its cultural offerings, and other outings. Also discussed are his religious beliefs and attendance at services of various denominations, including those of his own faith, the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (now the Community of Christ), in Brooklyn. Letters for 1910-1911 are less frequent, marking his move to an apartment and employment as a commercial artist. His growing affection for New York City and its impact on his faith and character are discussed throughout. Letters are annotated in pencil with dates matching envelope postmarks. Some musical and church programs, along with a small sketch of Craig with a toothache, are included in the letters.
Source
Purchased from Swann Galleries, 2014
Occupation
Artists.
Clergy.
Singers.
Added Author
Kelley, Jeannette V., 1887-1978, recipient.
Research Call Number
MssCol 22940
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