Richard Field Maynard papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.maynrich
Creators:
Maynard, Richard Field, 1875-1964
Dates:
1895-1979
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 Linear feet
0.2 Linear feet
Addition
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical material, diaries, correspondence, notes, writings, business records, sketches, scrapbook, clippings, and miscellaneous material.
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, undated and 1906-1979, is mainly letters from Maynard to his parents; also includes letters from Charles Bittinger, Alphaeus P. Cole, Olive Rush, Bessie Potter Vonnoh, and Irving R. Wiles.
Scope and Contents
Notes and writings, are by Maynard and by his daughter, Sylvia. Business records, 1902-1937, include leases, receipts, miscellaneous financial records, and material relating to his patents.
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There are fifty-six sketches, undated and 1902-1915, including a floorplan of Maynard's studio in 1902; a scrapbook, 1895-1898, containing clippings, letters, and 2 sketches, mainly relating to the HARVARD LAMPOON; clippings, 1898-1976; exhibition announcements and catalogs, 1905-1917, miscellaneous printed material, undated and 1898-1901; biographical material, undated and 1938; 7 diaries kept by Maynard, 1888-1899 and 1960; and one, 1897, by Margaret Field Maynard.
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Photographs, undated and 1914-1979, are of Maynard, of a trip to Tucson, 1914, of a play entitled "Puppets of Fate", showing F. Luis Mora, Charles C. Curran, Charles Coburn, Kenneth MacKenna (aka Leo Mielziner), and Mr. Hubbell in costume. Also included are photographs of Beryl Morse, Gladys Lee Wiles, Helen Chadwick, Bessie Potter Vonnoh, Alphaeus P. Cole in 1979, and a model demonstrating Maynard's invention: a chair which rolls on tracks perpendicular to the easel to facilitate the artist's movement while painting.
Scope and Contents
ADDITION: Correspondence between Maynard and his father, Isaac N. Maynard, 1931-1933; letters to Maynard and others from his wife Lorraine, 1933; and a few letters to Richard and Lorraine Maynard from their twelve-year-old daughter, Sylvia, 1933 [All letters from Richard and Lorraine Maynard are carbon copies.] Also included are letters to the Richard and Lorraine Maynard from Bessie Potter Vonnoh, writings by Lorraine Maynard, undated, and photographs of Lorraine and Sylvia Maynard, and of Vonnoh, c. 1923.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, sculptor, writer, and inventor. Maynard was a resident and Treasurer of the Tenth Street Studio Building, N.Y.C.

Administration
Reproduction Note
Six diaries and all letters from Maynard to his parents through 1918 are photocopies.
Existence and Location of Originals
Six diaries and all letters from Maynard to his parents through 1918: Originals returned to Sylvia Maynard.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Sylvia Maynard, daughter of Richard Field Maynard, 1981. An additional 0.2 ft. was received from Maynard via Julie Aronson, who had used the papers in her research on Bessie Potter Vonnoh.

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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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painting, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Inventors Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists' studios -- New York (State) -- New York Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chadwick, Helen Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Coburn, Charles Douville Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cole, Alphaeus Philemon, 1876-1988 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curran, Charles C. (Charles Courtney), 1861-1942 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
MacKenna, Kenneth, 1899-1962 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mora, F. Luis (Francis Luis), 1874-1940 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Morse, Beryl Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vonnoh, Bessie Potter, 1872-1955 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold), 1856-1933 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bittinger, Charles, 1879-1970 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wiles, Irving Ramsay, 1861-1948 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wiles, Gladys Lee Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Maynard, Margaret Field Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tenth Street Studio Building (New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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