Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.cadyharr
Creators:
Cady, Harrison, 1877-1970
Dates:
1902-2002
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
17.7 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical material, letters, writings, photographs, financial material, works of art and printed material relating to the work of Harrison Cady as an illustrator and painter.
Scope and Contents
Biographical material includes a draft of Cady's will, death notices, and a certificate of merit. Letters are from Thornton Burgess, Ogden Pleissner, and Stow Wengenroth. Writings consist of 31 diaries, address books and lists, notes, 132 notebooks containing lists of stories and of works of art, and annotated sketches of Cady's travels in New England and Europe. Photographs are of of Cady, his family, friends, works of art, and scenes of his travels. Works of art include 27 sketchbooks and 2425 sketches and drawings, original ink drawings for cartoons for the New York Tribune and Life magazine, and sketches by Melinna, Cady's wife. Printed material includes exhibition catalogs and announcements, reproductions of Cady's drawings, including a drawing of Peter Rabbit given out as a "souvenir of the 1934 Easter Party", travel brochures, and clippings.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Harrison Cady (1877-1970) was an illustrator and painter from Gardner, Mass. He is best known for his illustrations of animals, in particular, Peter Rabbit. Cady's illustrations were published in numerous magazines, childrens' books and newspapers.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was donated in installments from 1971-1974 by David, Harrison, Winthrop and Frances Eldredge, nephews and the sister-in-law of Harrison Cady, and again by David Eldredge in 2008.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
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Burgess, Thornton W. (Thornton Waldo), 1874-1965 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pleissner, Ogden M. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wengenroth, Stow, 1906-1978 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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