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INVENTORY OF THE DURLACHER BROS. RECORDS, 1919-1973
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Series I. Correspondence, 1919-1973

Physical Description: 1 lin. ft. 3 boxes

Scope and Content Note

Organized alphabetically, letters to and from other dealers, curators, collectors and art institutions concern offers, purchases, sales and exhibits. Approximately 275 letters, 1920 -1938, between R. Kirk Askew and the London branch of Durlacher (most with George Durlacher, Adam Paff) detail sales and the movement of stock. Lengthy correspondence also exists with Jere Abbott (Smith College), Tomás Harris (Spanish Art Gallery), Philip Hofer (Harvard), and Edward James (14 personal letters). Other correspondents include Winslow Ames, A. Everett "Chick" Austin, Vitale Bloch, Eugene Berman, Kurt Hirschland, Perry Rathbone. A file of letters and documents surrounds the arrangement between the Wm. Rockhill Trust, later the Wm. Rockhill Nelson Museum of Art, and Kirk Askew to assess and build a collection. One folder contains about 40 letters from F. M. Perkins, dated 1919-1923, addressed to Bernard d'Hendecourt at Durlacher Brothers, London, regarding paintings and collections.
Thirty-four small appointment books, 1946, 1948-1973, contain very brief annotations and some names and addresses. A few years encompass 2 books.
Box 1

Correspondence A-H

Box 1, Folder 1

A, 1930-1971

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, ca. 45 items. Most with Art Institute of Chicago, but also includes letters to and from Jere Abbott (see also Smith College, box 2, f.18), George Agnew, Albright Art Gallery, Winslow Ames (see also Springfield Art Museum, box 2, f.18).
Box 1, Folder 2

B, 1925-1964

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, ca. 60 items. Includes letters with Lincoln Kirstein (see also Society of American Ballet, box 2, f. 18 for another Kirstein letter) regarding decor and costumes commissioned for ballet; M. de Beer regarding purchase of art; also Bernard Berenson, Eugene Berman.
Box 1, Folder 3

B, 1922-1963

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, ca. 60 items. Includes Eugene Berman, Vitale Bloch, G. Briganti, Brooklyn Museum, and list of works for Brunhoff exhibition of Babar drawings.
Box 1, Folder 4

C, 1924-1967

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, ca. 65 items. Includes California Palace of the Legion of Honor (Tom Howe), Cincinnati Art Museum, City Museum of St. Louis, Cleveland Museum of Art, P.& D.; Colnaghi.
Box 1, Folder 5

D, 1928-1961

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, ca. 40 items. Includes Detroit Institute of the Arts, A. S. Drey (dealer).
Box 1, Folder 6

D, 1920-1928

Scope and Content Note

Letters, cables, lists between Durlacher, London office and Kirk Askew in New York, ca. 50 items. Most to and from Adam Paff, with photograph of Paff. Regarding sales, offers, movement of stock between London and New York branches.
Box 1, Folder 7

D, 1925-1928

Scope and Content Note

Letters, cables, lists between Durlacher, London and Kirk Askew, New York, ca. 45 items. Many Kirk Askew letters (carbon copies) addressed, "Dear Firm." Regarding sales, etc.
Box 1, Folder 8

D, 1928-1935

Scope and Content Note

Letters, cables between Durlacher, London and Kirk Askew, New York, ca. 65 items. Also to Adam Paff. Regarding sales, etc.
Box 1, Folder 9

D, 1930-1938

Scope and Content Note

Letters, cables between Durlacher, London and Kirk Askew, New York, c. 50 items. Regarding sales, etc.
Box 1, Folder 10

D, 1932-1938

Scope and Content Note

Letters, cables, etc. between Durlacher, London and Kirk Askew in New York, ca. 65 items. Most with George Durlacher. Regarding sales, etc.
Box 1, Folder 11

E, 1961-1965

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, 8 items. Including Rex Evans Gallery regarding work by Tchelitchew, Paul Cadmus, and other artists.
Box 1, Folder 12

F, 1923-1973

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, ca. 75 items. Includes Fine Arts Gallery (San Diego) ca. 30 items, the Fogg (Harvard), Henry Sales Francis (Cleveland Museum of Art), Robert Frank, Helen C. Frick.
Box 1, Folder 13

G, 1943-1947

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, ca. 20 items. Includes Delius Giese, Mrs. Charles Goodspeed, Geoffrey Gorer, Guaranty Trust Co. of NY (regarding trust account for Vitale Bloch; see also correspondence with Bloch in Box 1, f. 3).
Box 1, Folder 14

H, 1932-1971

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence ca. 30 items. Includes Charles B. Hall (Eaton & Hall, lawyers), Tomás Harris (dealer) ca. 25 items.
Box 1, Folder 15

Harris, 1939-1941

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with Tomás Harris (Spanish Art Gallery), ca. 35 items.
Box 1, Folder 16

Harris, 1943-1945

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with Tomás Harris (Spanish Art Gallery), ca. 30 items.
Box 2

Correspondence H-Z

Box 2, Folder 1

Harris, 1945-1946

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with Tomás Harris, ca. 30 items.
Box 2, Folder 2

Harris, 1946-1960

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with Tomás Harris, ca. 35 items.
Box 2, Folder 3

H, 1947-1962

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, ca. 20 items. Includes Harvard Univ., B.F. Heastand Co., H.J. Heinz (American Friends of the Tate Gallery), Julius Held (at Barnard College), Lillian Hellman (assigning percentage of profits from her play Toys in the Attic to Kirk Askew).
Box 2, Folder 4

H, 1933-1950

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, ca. 40 items. Most with/ about Kurt Hirschland regarding a Tintoretto and other purchases (with photographs). Also includes Bernard Heyl letters.
Box 2, Folder 5

H, 1937-1950

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, ca. 35 items. Most are Hirschland letters and documents (ca. 10 items). Also Henry-Russell Hitchcock, Philip Hofer (Harvard).
Box 2, Folder 6

Hofer, 1944-1960

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with Philip Hofer (Harvard), ca. 40 items.
Box 2, Folder 7

H, 1941-1946

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, 6 items. Letters with Honolulu Academy of Art, David Horner, Edward Hutton.
Box 2, Folder 8

J, 1944-1950

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, 14 letters. Most from / to Edward James, whose long detailed letters are filled with news and gossip; some regard Tchelitchew drawings.
Box 2, Folder 9

K, 1945-1961

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, 7 letters. Includes Morris Kaplan, Edgar Kaufman, F. Kleinberger (dealer; also Henry Sperling), Koetser Gallery, Edward O. Korany (restorer).
Box 2, Folder 10

L, 1936-1968

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, 12 letters. Includes H.M. Landon, Julien Levy (3 letters to K. Askew), Office du Livre Fribourg, Karl Loevenich, José López-Rey.
Box 2, Folder 11

Mc, 1928, 1945-1968

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, 28 items. Includes Leander McCormick-Goodhart, Milton McGreevy, Henry McIlhenny, Charles McMahon.
Box 2, Folder 12

M, 1929-1967

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, ca. 30 items. Includes Stanley Marcus (Neiman-Marcus), Robert Maroni (regarding Albert Maroni collection), Mr. Matthiesen, Mellon Foundation for British Art, Memorial Art Gallery (Rochester, NY).
Box 2, Folder 13

M, 1920-1964

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, ca. 35 items. Includes Metropolitan Museum of Art, Minnesota Institute of Arts, Mme. de Montferrier, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), Museum of Modern Art (NY; Alfred Barr, James Soby).
Box 2, Folder 14

N, 1923-1957

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, ca. 30 items. Includes National Gallery of Canada, Wm. Rockhill Nelson Trust, Netherlands Embassy in NY, Benedict Nicolson, Northwestern Univ.
Box 2, Folder 15

O, 1929-1947

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, 10 items. Includes Richard Offner, Georgia O'Keefe, Mark Oliver (see also Savile Gallery, box 2, f. 18).
Box 2, Folder 16

P, 1929-1964

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, ca. 30 items. Mostly Parke-Bernet Gallery; also Harold W. Parsons (Wms. Rockhill Nelson Museum of Art, Kansas City; see also box 2, f. 14), Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Guy D.R. Phillips, Mrs. Dan Fellows Platt, Plaza Art Galleries, Princeton Univ.
Box 2, Folder 17

Letters from F. M. Perkins, 1919-1923

Scope and Content Note

All letters (handwritten) addressed to Bernard d'Hendecourt c/o Durlacher, regarding paintings and collections. Include 3 small faded photographs of paintings. Some letters indicate that Perkins is staying with Bernard Berenson, to whom he refers. Ca. 40 letters.
Box 2, Folder 18

R, 1920-1963

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, ca. 25 items. Includes Perry Rathbone (see also City Art Museum of St. Louis, box 1, f. 4), Leclare Ratterree, Rhode Island School of Design.
Box 2, Folder 19

S, 1924-1962

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, ca. 45 items. Most with Smith College Museum of Art (Jere Abbot; see also box 1, f. 1) ca. 30 items. Also includes Arthur Sachs (Goldman Sachs), Savile Gallery (see also Mark Oliver, box 2, f. 15), Alfred Schart, Lincoln Kirsten (School of American Ballet; see also Kirsten's Ballet Society letter in box 1, f. 2. ), Zachery Scott, Arnold Seligmann, John Severance.
Box 2, Folder 20

S, 1926-1967

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, ca. 20 items. Includes James Thrall Soby, Sotheby's London, Springfield Art Museum (Winslow Ames; see also box 1, f.1), C.C. Stillman, M & R Stora.
Box 2, Folder 21

T, 1929-1966

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, ca. 15 items. Includes Times Literary Supplement, Toledo Museum of Art, Parker Tyler.
Box 2, Folder 22

V, 1945-1969

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, ca. 15 items. Includes Carl Van Vechten, Vassar College, Virginia Intermont College.
Box 2, Folder 23

W, 1928-1970

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, ca. 50 items. Includes Wadsworth Atheneum (A. Everett "Chick" Austin and others), Julius Weitzner, Otto Wertheimer, G. Wescott ( Art News), Richard Wheatland, Ruth White Gallery, Whitney Museum, Wildenstein & Co., Worcester Art Museum.
Box 2, Folder 24

Y, 1947, 1967

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with Yale Univ. Library, 5 items.
Box 2, Folder 25

Z, 1945

Scope and Content Note

Zatzenstein-Matthiesen, 1 letter, 1 cable.
Box 3

Appointment books, 1946, 1948-1973

Scope and Content Note

34 small appointment books (some years fill 2 books) contain brief notations of appointments, travel, with some names and telephone numbers.
 

Series II. Financial, 1921-1971

Physical Description: 5.5 lin. ft. 12 boxes

Scope and Content Note

Records include paid invoices (1923-1971), arranged alphabetically by vendor, expense/receipt accounts (1930-1941, 1943-1949), federal, state and city income and sales tax records, assorted papers regarding insurance, and leases (1930-1940s). Included in the insurance papers are lists of art works moving in and out of the gallery. Accounts with galleries and individuals date from 1923-1937 and concern sales and consignments. One ledger records transactions for the years 1937-1966, and a checkbook register relates to the years 1965-1970.
Box 4

Paid invoices, 1923-1937

Box 4, Folder 1

A, 1929-1936

Scope and Content Note

12 invoices.
Box 4, Folder 2

B, 1925-1936

Scope and Content Note

13 invoices
Box 4, Folder 3

C, 1925-1937

Scope and Content Note

28 invoices
Box 4, Folder 4

D, 1928, 1934

Scope and Content Note

5 invoices
Box 4, Folder 5

E, 1926-1929

Scope and Content Note

7 invoices
Box 4, Folder 6

F, 1926-1934

Scope and Content Note

6 invoices
Box 4, Folder 7

G, 1923, 1937

Scope and Content Note

3 invoices
Box 4, Folder 8

H, 1926-1936

Scope and Content Note

7 invoices
Box 4, Folder 9

J, 1929-1930

Scope and Content Note

2 invoices
Box 4, Folder 10

K, 1936

Scope and Content Note

1 invoice
Box 4, Folder 11

L, 1928-1929

Scope and Content Note

3 invoices
Box 4, Folder 12

M, 1925-1936

Scope and Content Note

19 invoices
Box 4, Folder 13

N. 1926-1933

Scope and Content Note

7 invoices
Box 4, Folder 14

P, 1925, 1929

Scope and Content Note

2 invoices
Box 4, Folder 15

R, 1929-1937

Scope and Content Note

7 invoices
Box 4, Folder 16

S, 1925-1937

Scope and Content Note

30 invoices
Box 4, Folder 17

T, 1926-1936

Scope and Content Note

5 invoices
Box 4, Folder 18

V, 1935

Scope and Content Note

1 invoice
Box 4, Folder 19

W, 1927-1936

Scope and Content Note

29 invoices
Box 5

Paid invoices, 1938-1971: A-D

Box 5, Folder 1-3

A

Scope and Content Note

ca. 90 invoices
Box 5, Folder 4-7,

B

Scope and Content Note

ca. 120 invoices
Box 5, Folder 8-10

C

Scope and Content Note

ca. 85 invoices
Box 5, Folder 11-12

D

Scope and Content Note

ca. 60 invoices
Box 6

Paid invoices, 1938-1971: D-J

Box 6, Folder 1

D

Scope and Content Note

ca. 15 invoices
Box 6, Folder 2

E

Scope and Content Note

ca. 15 invoices
Box 6, Folder 3-5

F

Scope and Content Note

ca. 50 invoices
Box 6, Folder 6-7

G

Scope and Content Note

ca. 55 invoices
Box 6, Folder 8-12

H

Scope and Content Note

ca. 100 invoices
Box 6, Folder 13

I

Scope and Content Note

ca. 15 invoices
Box 6, Folder 14

J

Scope and Content Note

ca. 25 invoices
Box 7

Paid invoices, 1938-1971: K-M

Box 7, Folder 1-4

K

Scope and Content Note

ca. 85 invoices
Box 7, Folder 5-7

L

Scope and Content Note

ca. 60 invoices
Box 7, Folder 8-9

Mc

Scope and Content Note

ca. 45 invoices
Box 7, Folder 10-13

M

Scope and Content Note

ca. 120 invoices
Box 8

Paid invoices, 1938-1971: N-S0

Box 8, Folder 1-2

N

Scope and Content Note

ca. 40 invoices
Box 8, Folder 3

O

Scope and Content Note

ca. 12 invoices
Box 8, Folder 4-5

P

Scope and Content Note

ca. 50 invoices
Box 8, Folder 6-8

R

Scope and Content Note

ca. 75 invoices
Box 8, Folder 9-10

SA - SD

Scope and Content Note

ca. 40 invoices
Box 8, Folder 11-13

SE - SO

Scope and Content Note

ca. 80 invoices
Box 9

Paid invoices, 1938-1971: SP-Z

Box 9, Folder 1-3

SP - SZ

Scope and Content Note

ca. 75 invoices
Box 9, Folder 4-5

T

Scope and Content Note

ca. 50 invoices
Box 9, Folder 6

U

Scope and Content Note

ca. 15 invoices
Box 9, Folder 7

V

Scope and Content Note

ca.15 invoices
Box 9, Folder 8-9

WA - WG

Scope and Content Note

ca. 55 invoices
Box 9, Folder 10-11

WH - WZ

Scope and Content Note

ca. 60 invoices
Box 9, Folder 12

Y

Scope and Content Note

ca. 15 invoices
Box 9, Folder 13

Z

Scope and Content Note

ca. 20 invoices
Box 10

Expense / Receipt Accounts, 1930-1941, 1943-1949

Box 10, Folder 1

1930

Scope and Content Note

ca. 18 pp.
Box 10, Folder 2

1931

Scope and Content Note

ca. 15 pp.
Box 10, Folder 3

1932

Scope and Content Note

ca. 19 pp.
Box 10, Folder 4

1933

Scope and Content Note

ca. 12 pp.
Box 10, Folder 5

1934

Scope and Content Note

ca. 12 pp.
Box 10, Folder 6

1935

Scope and Content Note

ca. 15 pp.
Box 10, Folder 7

1936

Scope and Content Note

expenses for Tintoretto exhibit, ca. 14 pp
Box 10, Folder 8

1937

Scope and Content Note

ca. 12 pp.
Box 10, Folder 9

1938

Scope and Content Note

expenses for Tintoretto exhibit, ca. 15 pp
Box 10, Folder 10

1939

Scope and Content Note

ca. 15 pp.
Box 10, Folder 11

1940

Scope and Content Note

ca. 15 pp.
Box 10, Folder 12

1941

Scope and Content Note

ca. 15 pp.
Box 10, Folder 13

1943

Scope and Content Note

ca. 15 pp [n.b., no file for 1942]
Box 10, Folder 14

1944

Scope and Content Note

ca. 15 pp.
Box 10, Folder 15

1945

Scope and Content Note

ca. 20 pp.
Box 10, Folder 16

1946

Scope and Content Note

ca. 20 pp.
Box 10, Folder 17

1947

Scope and Content Note

ca. 20 pp.
Box 10, Folder 18

1948

Scope and Content Note

ca. 10 pp.
Box 10, Folder 19

1949

Scope and Content Note

ca. 30 pp.
Box 11

Income / Sales Taxes, 1921-1967

Box 11, Folder 1

Federal & State taxes, 1921-1925

Scope and Content Note

Copies of completed tax forms for Alfred Durlacher, ca. 20 pp.
Box 11, Folder 2

Federal & State taxes, 1928-1932, 1934-1936

Scope and Content Note

Copies of completed tax forms for Alfred Durlacher, ca. 25 pp.
Box 11, Folder 3

Federal & State taxes, 1921-1925

Scope and Content Note

Copies of completed tax forms for George Durlacher, ca. 15 pp
Box 11, Folder 4

Federal & State taxes, 1928-1932, 1934-1937

Scope and Content Note

Copies of completed tax forms for George Durlacher, ca. 20 pp.
Box 11, Folder 5

Federal & State taxes, 1921-1928

Scope and Content Note

Copies of completed tax forms for Durlacher partnership, ca. 30 pp.
Box 11, Folder 6

Federal & State taxes, 1928-1936

Scope and Content Note

Copies of completed tax forms for Durlacher partnership, ca. 30 pp.
Box 11, Folder 7

IRS forms, 1937

Scope and Content Note

Completed forms for Durlacher Bros., SSI, SS2, etc., 21 items.
Box 11, Folder 8

Return of Excise tax on Gross receipts, 1937-1939

Scope and Content Note

Copies of completed IRS forms, 6 items.
Box 11, Folder 9

Correspondence with Social Security Board, 1940-1942

Scope and Content Note

Regarding Durlacher employee Edward T. Henry, 11 items.
Box 11, Folder 10

Gross receipts for calendar year 1947

Scope and Content Note

Copy of completed IRIS form, 1 item.
Box 11, Folder 11

NY City Sales Tax paid, 1941-1946

Scope and Content Note

Copies of completed forms, ca. 25 items.
Box 11, Folder 12

NY City Sales Tax paid, 1960-1967

Scope and Content Note

Copies of completed forms, ca. 35 items.
Box 12

Taxes, receipts, leases, insurance, 1930-1951

Box 12, Folder 1

New York City, Dept. of Finance, 1939-1951

Scope and Content Note

Occupancy tax returns, 18 items.
Box 12, Folder 2

IRS Forms, V-1, V2, 1943

Scope and Content Note

Completed forms for Victory Tax withheld, 6 items.
Box 12, Folder 3

Employee Withholding forms, 1943-1944

Scope and Content Note

Exemption certificates for Durlacher employees, 7 items.
Box 12, Folder 4

IRS Withholding Forms, 1945, 1947, 1950

Scope and Content Note

Copies of completed W-2 forms, 11 items.
Box 12, Folder 5

IRS Employer's Tax Return, 1938-1949

Scope and Content Note

Copies of Durlacher Bros. completed forms, ca. 40 items.
Box 12, Folder 6

IRS Forms W1, W3, 1943-1950

Scope and Content Note

Return of Income Tax Withheld on Wages, copies of completed forms, ca. 15 items.
Box 12, Folder 7

Retail Dealer's Excise Tax, 1950-1951

Scope and Content Note

Copies of completed forms, 6 items.
Box 12, Folder 8

IRS form 941, 1950-1951

Scope and Content Note

Quarterly Federal tax returns, duplicates. ca. 15 items.
Box 12, Folder 9

Real Estate taxes, assessments, permits, 1932-1940

Scope and Content Note

Copies of completed forms, certificates. ca. 20 items.
Box 12, Folder 10

Return of Receipts for Sales and Services, 1935

Scope and Content Note

Copies of completed NY City tax forms and correspondence. 5 items.
Box 12, Folder 11

Return of Receipts for Sales and Services, 1936

Scope and Content Note

Copies of completed NY City tax forms and correspondence. 5 items.
Box 12, Folder 12

Return of Receipts for Sales and Services, 1937

Scope and Content Note

Copies of completed NY City tax forms and correspondence. 4 items.
Box 12, Folder 13

Return of Receipts for Sales and Services, 1938

Scope and Content Note

Copies of completed NY City tax forms and correspondence. 7 items.
Box 12, Folder 14

Return of Receipts for Sales and Services, 1939

Scope and Content Note

Copies of completed NY City tax forms and correspondence. 10 items.
Box 12, Folder 15

Return of Receipts for Sales and Services, 1940

Scope and Content Note

Copies of completed NY City tax forms and correspondence, with 3 handwritten pages of taxable sales, listing works of art sold. 11 items.
Box 12, Folder 16

Lease agreement, 1930-1936

Scope and Content Note

Durlacher office, 670 5th Ave.
Box 12, Folder 17

Lease agreements, 1936-1937, 1939-1941

Scope and Content Note

Four leases for Durlacher office, 11/13 E. 57th St.
Box 12, Folder 18

Property tax assessment, 1940

Scope and Content Note

Letters with NY City Tax Dept. regarding assessment for 166 E. 61st St. 2 letters.
Box 12, Folder 19

Durlacher - Stora, 1930, 1933, 1935-1936

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with real estate company and lawyers regarding joint lease arrangement of Durlacher and Stora for their separate offices at 670 5th Ave. Durlacher and Stora attempt to end the lease due to demise of Stora business. Letters describe lease problems and arrangement for Durlacher to take over Stora's stock of art works. Ca. 20 items.
Box 12, Folder 20

Insurance, 1937

Scope and Content Note

Durlacher Fire insurance policy and correspondence. 4 items.
Box 12, Folder 21

Fine Arts Insurance, 1938-1939

Scope and Content Note

Policy and correspondence, ca. 20 items.
Box 12, Folder 22

Paintings and drawings Insurance, 1939

Scope and Content Note

Typed lists of paintings and drawings in and out of premises, with values. Also correspondence with insurance company. Ca. 25 items.
Box 12, Folder 23

Paintings and drawings Insurance, 1938

Scope and Content Note

Lists of paintings and drawings and their values. 8 pp.
Box 12, Folder 24

Fire and Burglary policies and claims, 1939

Scope and Content Note

Policy and claims. 10 items.
Box 12, Folder 25

Fine Arts Insurance, 1939-1940

Scope and Content Note

Policies and correspondence. 15 pp.
Box 12, Folder 26

Fire and Burglary policies, 1940

Scope and Content Note

Policy and correspondence. 15 items.
Box 12, Folder 27

Paintings and drawings in/out, 1940

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and lists of paintings and drawings in and out of premises, with values.
Box 12, Folder 28

Fine Arts Insurance, 1940-1941

Scope and Content Note

Policy documents and lists of art works covered. Ca. 10 pp.
Box 12, Folder 29

Paintings and Drawings in/out, 1941

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and lists of art works and values. Ca. 20 pp.
Box 12, Folder 30

1941-1942Policy document

Box 13

Accounts with individuals and galleries, 1923-1967

Box 13, Folder 1

Account with George Dix, 1963-1967

Scope and Content Note

Accounts of art works consigned to George Dix by Kirk Askew, sales and commissions. Ca. 15 pp.
Box 13, Folder 2

Photograph of George Dix

Scope and Content Note

Inscribed to Kirk and Constance.
Box 13, Folder 3

Account with Walter Stuempfig, 1943-1959

Scope and Content Note

Lists of expenses, sales, commissions. Ca. 20 items.
Box 13, Folder 4

Account with Walter Stuempfig, ca. 1946-1960

Scope and Content Note

Two annotated catalogs (brochures) of Walter Stuempfig exhibits at Durlacher, 1956, 1959; brochure catalog of Stuempfig's exhibit at the De Young Museum June [1946?], 4 copies; brochure catalog of his exhibit at New Gallery, Hayden Library at MIT, 1960 (3 copies). 1 ink drawing; lists of art works on account, 1952-1959. Ca. 220 pp.
Box 13, Folder 5

Account with Hyman Bloom, 1946-1960

Scope and Content Note

Typed lists of receipts from sales. Includes clients, brief title of works, advances, commissions, and expenses. Ca. 15 pp.
Box 13, Folder 6

Account with Mark Oliver, 1955, 1957

Scope and Content Note

Typed lists of credits, debits. 4pp.
Box 13, Folder 7

Account with Savile Gallery, 1957

Scope and Content Note

1 page lists credits to account.
Box 13, Folder 8

Commission Account with A.E. Merriman Paff, 1926-1928

Scope and Content Note

List of sales, commissions, handwritten on ledger sheets. Ca. 15 sheets.
Box 13, Folder 9

Commission Account with A.E. Merriman Paff, 1929-1931

Scope and Content Note

Lists of sales, commissions handwritten on ledger sheets. Ca. 20 sheets
Box 13, Folder 10-11

Letters of Agreement, 1923-1924

Scope and Content Note

Formal agreement, some drafts, between Durlacher Bros. (London) and B. d'Hendecourt and Adam Paff to do business together in New York City. With some correspondence. (See box 2, folder 17 for letters to Bernard d'Hendecourt from F. M. Perkins, 1919-1923.) 14 items.
Box 13, Folder 12

Titina Maselli, 1954-1955

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and printed materials. Includes an annotated Durlacher catalog (brochure) for Titina Maselli exhibit in 1955, letters between Maselli and George Dix. 10 items.
Box 13, Folder 13

Kansas City, 1927

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, lists, printed brochure relate to the establishment of a museum in Kansas City by the William Rockhill Nelson Trust. Correspondence regards contracting with Durlacher Bros. to build the collection. Ca. 30 items.
Box 13, Folder 14

Documents on Old Masters and Expertises, 1937-1960

Scope and Content Note

File contains annotated photographs of art works, letters of expertise, research, printed material. Ca. 25 items.
Box 13, Folder 15

Stationary

Scope and Content Note

Durlacher Bros. letter paper, with names (R. Kirk Askew, Jr. and George Dix) and address (11 E. 57th St.) printed at top.
Box 14

Ledger, 1937-1966

Scope and Content Note

Records of transactions: sales, partial-shares and consignments. Provides stock no., artist,, subject, cost, expenses, date sold, buyer, date paid, sales price and balance. Includes accounts of partial shares with Tomás Harris, A.S. Rey & Co., A.S. Seligmann, V. Bloch, Julien Levy, among others, and consignment accounts.
Box 15

Checkbook and register, 1965-1970

Scope and Content Note

Record of checks drawn, deposits made, including description which mention art works, buyers and sellers and prices. With inserted deposit slips, and blank unused checks.
 

Series III. Stock books, 1923-1969, n.d.

Physical Description: 5.5 lin. ft. 12 boxes

Scope and Content Note

Three unbound stock books record descriptions of art works, provenance, sales, expert opinions, and the movement of stock between the London and New York offices. A client book dates from 1923-1940. Three stock books record information (provenance, sales, consignments) about paintings, 1937-1968, and six stock books record information about drawings for the years 1934-1969. One notebook seems to be an inventory of photographs from various sources, n.d.
Box 16

Paintings, 1937-1966

Scope and Content Note

Entries include stock no., artist, title of work, physical detail, purchases and sales, prices, provenance and exhibition information. Ca. 300 pp.
Box 17

Paintings, 1937-1967

Scope and Content Note

Purchases, sales, prices, provenance and extensive notations about art works co-owned with other dealers, individuals.
Box 18

Paintings, 1943-1968

Scope and Content Note

Organized by artist, includes provenance and exhibition information, and purchase information (no sales?).
Box 19

Drawings I, 1934-1964

Scope and Content Note

Organized by stock no. (D1-D247), includes provenance, record of sales and prices.
Box 20

Drawings II, 1945-1951

Scope and Content Note

Organized by stock no. (D248-D457), includes provenance, sales and prices.
Box 21

Drawings III, 1940-1967

Scope and Content Note

Organized by stock no. (D458-D866), then partial shares and consignments. Includes provenance, sales and prices. One letter inserted.
Box 22

Drawings IV, 1939-1966

Scope and Content Note

Consignments and partial shares, includes provenance, sales and prices.
Box 23

Drawings V, 1926-1956

Scope and Content Note

Record of consignments from others; includes provenance, exhibition information, consignment and sale prices.
Box 24

Drawings VI, 1946-1969

Scope and Content Note

"Askew Drawings." Organized by artist name, includes some partial shares and consignments, provenance, exhibition information, sales and prices.
Box 25

3 unbound stockbooks, 1923-1938

Scope and Content Note

All list descriptions of works, provenance, sales, quotes from expert opinions, movement to and from London office, thumbnail photographs, exhibition information. Each ca. 100 pp.
#1, 1923-1928
#2, 1924-1936
#3, 1928-1938
Box 26

Client book, 1923-1940

Scope and Content Note

Entries alphabetical by client, include sales, prices, photographs of art works. Ca. 200 pp. Fragile.
Box 27

Photograph lists notebook, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Typed pages: list of Frick photographs; list of Old Masters; list of Kurt Seligmann; list of Pavel Tchelitichew (no photographs).
 

Series IV. Assorted office files, ca. 1920-1964

Physical Description: 1 lin. ft. 2 boxes

Scope and Content Note

Files regard art collections (Sachs, Dreyfus, Edward James) and an exhibit of Florine Stettheimer paintings in 1947. A privately printed history of the Durlacher firm describes only the London office, ca. 1823-1925. Eight files of letters and documents hold letters of expertise and descriptions of art works. Assorted folders contain New York University syllabi, and loose clippings about the gallery. (See also Series VII. for scrap books of clippings.)
Box 28

Office files, ca. 1920-ca. 1964

Box 28, Folder 1

Sachs collection, 1920s?

Scope and Content Note

Lists, letters, cables and documents, most regarding Titian's "Adoration." Most are price comparisons, documents regarding provenance. Ca. 25 pp.
Box 28, Folder 2

Sachs collection, 1922-1928

Scope and Content Note

Letters, some typed essays regarding Titian paintings (portrait, "Adoration"). Some regard Tintoretto "Baptism." Ca. 60 pp.
Box 28, Folder 3

Sachs collection, 1920s?

Scope and Content Note

Typed descriptions, essays and 9 photographs regarding paintings in Sachs collection, including Holbein, El Greco, Titian. Ca. 35 items.
Box 28, Folder 4

Dreyfus collection

Scope and Content Note

Typed list of works, ca. 20 pp. with heading "Copied from the manuscript catalogue of the family."
Box 28, Folder 5

Stettheimer, 1947

Scope and Content Note

Papers regarding exhibit of Florine Stettheimer paintings by Durlacher at the Arts Club of Chicago 1947. Includes brochure for exhibition, typed essay by Charles Demuth (2 pp), 1 letter regarding insurance and 4 photographs of her paintings. 8 items.
Box 28, Folder 6

Edward James, 1963-1964

Scope and Content Note

Four letters between Edward James and Kirk Askew, printed brochure "Paintings from the Edward James collection 1964," typed and annotated list of Tchelitchew works belonging to James (5 pp).
Box 28, Folder 7

"Eighty-five years of art dealing: a short record of the House of Durlacher Brothers," [ 1823-1925]

Scope and Content Note

Privately printed history of firm from 1823 up to about 1925. Includes images of art works.
Box 28, Folder 8

Durlacher Bros. priced catalogs, 1923, 1940, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

4 printed and 1 typescript catalog, with prices. 3 are undated.
Box 28, Folder 9

NYU Fine Arts 250

Scope and Content Note

Syllabus, 9 typed pages of bibliography and lists of artists. 2 copies.
Box 28, Folder 10

NYU Fine Arts 268

Scope and Content Note

Lecture notes for Friedlaender class, French Drawings XVI + XVII centuries. Ca. 50 pp.
Box 28, Folder 11

Duplicate clippings for scrapbook

Scope and Content Note

Newspaper clippings (dups); [some are photocopied on archival paper by repository] (see also Scrapbooks, Box 39)
Box 28, Folder 12

Clippings for scrapbook

Scope and Content Note

Clippings that were meant to be added to scrapbooks (Box 39).
Box 29

Letters of expertise and descriptions of art, ca. 1919- ca. 1939, n.d.

Box 29, Folder 1

Various

Scope and Content Note

Letters, certificates, notes, and typed descriptions / history; photographs of a panel painting taped together to form panels. Ca. 40 pp.
Box 29, Folder 2

Various

Scope and Content Note

Letters, notes, typed descriptions / history. With one issue of the journal Man. Ca. 15 items.
Box 29, Folder 3

Various

Scope and Content Note

Letters, descriptions of various works, 3 photographs. Ca. 30 items.
Box 29, Folder 4

Various

Scope and Content Note

Letters, descriptions, 6 photographs. Ca. 30 items.
Box 29, Folder 5

Various

Scope and Content Note

Letters, descriptions, 1 photograph (Goya). Ca. 35 items.
Box 29, Folder 6

Reubens

Scope and Content Note

Letters, descriptions all regarding Reubens altarpiece. Ca. 30 items.
Box 29, Folder 7

Various

Scope and Content Note

Descriptions, clippings. Ca. 50 items.
Box 29, Folder 8

Sarto, Tintoretto, others

Scope and Content Note

Letters, descriptions, 1 photograph. Ca. 40 items.
 

Series V. Photographs, ca. 1919-ca. 1973, n.d.

Physical Description: 3 lin. ft. 6 boxes

Scope and Content Note

Photographs document sold drawings, and are arranged alphabetically by artist or national school. Another group of photographs of sold works seems to be Frick photographs, also arranged by artist. Two folders hold photographs of the Winslow and Anne Ames collection, and two albums contain photographs of sold paintings, sculpture and decorative objects, unidentified but with names of buyers listed underneath most photographs.
Box 30

Sold drawings

Box 30, Folder 1

A

Scope and Content Note

Amman, Joost
Arellano, Juan
Ast, Balthasar Van Der
Box 30, Folder 2

B

Scope and Content Note

Bartolommeo, Fra
Barye, Antoine Louis
Baschenis, Evaristo
Bassano, Jacopo
Bassano, Leandro
Beccafumi, Domenico
Beer, Joost de
Berard, Christian
Berckhende, Gerritt
Berghem, N
Bibiena, Antonio
Bicci, Lorenzo di
Bonington, Richard Parkes
Bosch (School of)
Boselli, Felice
Boucher, Francois
Bourdon, Sebastien
Bouts, Albert
Bramantino
Breu, Jorg the Elder
Brize, Cornelis
Bronzino, Angelo
Burgkmair, Hans
Butinone, Bernadino
Box 30, Folder 3

C

Scope and Content Note

Cades, Giuseppe
Callot, Jacques
Campognola
Campi, Vincenzo
Camprobin, Pedro de
Canaletto
Caravaggio
Carracci, Annibale
Castiglione, Giovanni Benedetto
Charpentier, Constance-Marie
Chasserian, Teodore
Clodion, Claude Michel
Constable, John
Cranach, Lucas the Elder
Crespi, Giuseppe Maria
Box 30, Folder 4

D

Scope and Content Note

Dadd, Richard
Daddi, Bernardo
Danby, Francis
David, Gerard
David, Jacques Louis
Delacroix, Eugene
Della Vecchia, Pietro
Desprez, Louis-Jean
Domenico, A
Box 30, Folder 5

E

Scope and Content Note

Eeckhout, Gerbrand van den
Elsheimer, Adam
Box 30, Folder 6

F

Scope and Content Note

Fiorentino, Rosso
Fuessly, Heinrich
Fuseli, Henry
Box 30, Folder 7

G

Scope and Content Note

Gainesborough
Girodet-Trioson, Anne-Louis
Goya, Francisco
Goyen, Jan Van
Gravelot, Hubert-Francois Bourguignon
Greuze, Jean Baptiste
Grimshaw, Atkinson
Gros, Baron
Guardi, Francesco
Guercino, Giovanni Francesco Barbieri
Guys, Constaintin
Box 30, Folder 8

Gericault, Jean Louis

Box 30, Folder 9

H

Scope and Content Note

Heyden, Jan van der
Huet, Jean Baptiste
Huys, Pieter
Huysum, Jan van
Box 30, Folder 10

I

Scope and Content Note

Ingres, Jean Auguste Dominique
Innocenza da Imola (Francucci)
Box 30, Folder 11

J

Scope and Content Note

Jolli, Antonio
Jouvenet, Jean
Juvarra, Filippo
Box 30, Folder 12

K

Scope and Content Note

Kniepp, Christoph Heinrich
Kobell, Jan II
Box 30, Folder 13

L

Scope and Content Note

La Tour, Georges
Lageman, hendrik
Lachtropius, Nicholas
Le Nain, Mathiew
Lear, Edward
Leighton, Lord
Leonid
Leyden, Lucas von
Lorrain, Claude
Lyon, Corneille de
Box 30, Folder 14

M

Scope and Content Note

MacIver, Loren
Magnasco, Alessandro
Manuel, Nicolaus
Martin, John
Matthias, von Hoist
Merian, Maria Sibylla
Millet, Jean Francois
Mola, Pier Francesco
Montebello Agostino da
Moucheron, Isaac
Murillo, Bartolome Esteban
Musical Instructions Installation at Yale, 1960 [installation view]
Box 30, Folder 15

O

Scope and Content Note

Ostade, Adriaen van
Box 30, Folder 16

P

Scope and Content Note

Pajou fils
Passerotti, Bartolommeo
Parentino, Bernardo
Parmigianino, Francesco Mazzola
Piazzetta, Giovanni Battista
Pillemont, Jean
Pinturicchio, Bernardino di Betto
Piranesi, Giovanni Battista
Pontormo, Jacopo da
Prud'hon, Pierre Paul
Box 30, Folder 17

R

Scope and Content Note

Reni, Guido
Renoir, Rierre Auguste
Reynolds, Joshua
Ricci, Marco
Robert, Hubert
Roghman
Romney, George
Rosa, Salvator
Rubens, Peter Paul
Box 30, Folder 18

S

Scope and Content Note

Schon, Erhard
Schrieck, Otto Marcelus van
Seligmann, Kurt
Silvestre, Israel
Soest, Konrad van
Soya, F.
Stubbs, George
Box 31

Sold drawings

Box 31, Folder 1

T

Scope and Content Note

Tacca, Pietro
Taunay, Nicholas-Antoine
Tchelitchew, Pavel
Terburg the Younger, Gerard
Tiepolo, Giovanni Battista
Tiepolo, Giovanni Domenico
Tintoretto, Domenico
Tintoretto, Jacopo Robusti
Titian (and School of)
Turner, Joseph Mallord William
Box 31, Folder 2

V

Scope and Content Note

Vernet, Joseph
Veronese, Paolo (and School of)
Vignon, Claude
Visentini, Antonio
Box 31, Folder 3

W

Scope and Content Note

West, Joseph
Weyden, Peter van der
Wille, Pierre Alexander
Witby
Witte, Emanual de
Wright, Joseph (Wright of Derby)
Box 31, Folder 4

Z

Scope and Content Note

Zurbarán, Francisco (and School of)
Box 31, Folder 5

Photographs of sold drawings

Scope and Content Note

Identified by national school, or uncertain ID, ca. 30 items.
Box 31, Folder 6-9

Photographs of sold drawings, unidentified. Ca. 40 photographs.

Box 31, Folder 10

Sold drawings Frick Photos, A

Scope and Content Note

Alexander, William, 2 photographs
Box 31, Folder 11

Sold drawings Frick Photos, B

Scope and Content Note

Barocci, Federigo
Bega, C.P.
della Bella, Stefano
Berchem, C.P.
Bernini, G.S.
Bisschop, Jan de
Bol, Hans
Bonington, R.P.
Bramantino, B.S.
Bramer, Leonard
Brescia, Moretto da
Bril, Paul
Brueghel, Jan
Brueghel the Elder, Pieter
Box 31, Folder 12

Sold drawings Frick Photos, C

Scope and Content Note

Cambiaso, Luca
Carpi, Ugo da
Carraci, Annibale
Cassas, L.F.
Castiglione, G.B.
Chinnery, George
Chatelain, J.B.C.
Cock, Jan de
Correggio, A. (School of)
Box 31, Folder 13

Sold drawings Frick Photos, D

Scope and Content Note

Delacroix, Eugene
Box 31, Folder 14

Sold drawings Frick Photos, E

Scope and Content Note

Elsheimer, Adam
Box 31, Folder 15

Sold drawings Frick Photos, F

Scope and Content Note

Fortebasso, Francesco
Fossati, Domenico
Fuessly, Heinrich
Box 31, Folder 16

Sold drawings Frick Photos, G

Scope and Content Note

Gandolfi, Gaetano
Gericault, Theodore
Gravelot, Hubert F.
Grimaldi, G.F.
Guercino, G.F.B.
Box 31, Folder 17

Sold drawings Frick Photos, H

Scope and Content Note

Hoogstraten, Samuel van
Huysum, Jan van
Box 31, Folder 18

Sold drawings Frick Photos, I

Scope and Content Note

Ingres
Box 31, Folder 19

Sold drawings Frick Photos, L

Scope and Content Note

Lorrain, Claude
Box 31, Folder 20

Sold drawings Frick Photos, M

Scope and Content Note

Millet, Jean F.
Box 31, Folder 21

Sold drawings Frick Photos, P

Scope and Content Note

Palma il Giovane, Jacopo
Palmer, Samuel
Pannini, G.P.
Piombo, Sebastiano del
Pontormo, Jacopo
Box 31, Folder 22

Sold drawings Frick Photos, R

Scope and Content Note

Reni, Guido
Renoir
Ricci, Marco
Romney, George
Rosa, Salvator
Box 31, Folder 23

Sold drawings Frick Photos, S

Scope and Content Note

Spranger van den Schilde, Bartholomeus
Stimmer, Tobias
Box 31, Folder 24

Sold drawings Frick Photos, T

Scope and Content Note

Tiepolo, G.B.
Tiepolo, G.D.
Box 31, Folder 25

Sold drawings Frick Photos, V

Scope and Content Note

Vernet, C.J.
Velde the Younger, Willem II, van de
Box 31, Folder 26

Sold drawings Frick Photos, various

Scope and Content Note

Roman School, British School, Florentine School, unidentified.
Box 31, Folder 27

Sold drawings from Winslow & Anne Ames Collection

Scope and Content Note

Arranged by artist name, all annotated, some heavily. Ca. 20 photographs.
Box 31, Folder 28

Sold drawings from Ames Collection

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of drawings of uncertain attribution, all annotated. 9 photographs.
Box 32

Photographs, oversize

Scope and Content Note

Number of photographs noted.
Box 32, Folder 1

Amadeo, Giovanni Antonio

Physical Description: 1
Box 32, Folder 2

Angelico, Fra

Physical Description: 2
Box 32, Folder 3

Bourdon, Sebastien

Physical Description: 2
Box 32, Folder 3

Beer, Joost de

Physical Description: 1
Box 32, Folder 4

Cranach, Lucas the Elder

Physical Description: 3
Box 32, Folder 5

Lorrain, Claude

Physical Description: 1
Box 32, Folder 6

Witte, Emanuel de

Physical Description: 1
Box 32, Folder 7

Catalonian school

Physical Description: 1
Box 32, Folder 8

English school

Physical Description: 1
Box 32, Folder 9

Flemish school

Physical Description: 1
Box 32, Folder 10

Florentine school

Physical Description: 2
Box 32, Folder 11-13

French sculpture

Physical Description: 9
Box 32, Folder 11-13

French school

Physical Description: 16
Box 33

Oversize unidentified photographs

Physical Description: 11 items
Box 34

Negatives, transparency

Scope and Content Note

1 envelope of Tchelitchew negatives (12) from Box 36.
1 color slide (Veronese).
1 glass negative, color plate, of Foliot, Francois-Toussaint, Suite of Louis XVI furniture, with annotated envelope giving provenance and sales information. [Negs to be printed and then filed in cold storage].
Box 35*

2 Photograph albums

Scope and Content Note

Sold paintings, sculpture and decorative objects: photographs unidentified, but have names of buyers listed underneath. Each album ca. 60 pp.
 

Series VI. Tchelitchew Estate, 1942-1973

Physical Description: 1.25 lin. ft. 3 boxes

Scope and Content Note

Papers include photographs of Tchelitchew's paintings, loan forms and letters regarding loaning Tchelitchew work to exhibits, some letters to Tchelitchew from Askew, and a file of clippings and typed biographical information. Correspondence regarding the Tchelitchew estate concerns sales of his work and includes many letters between Askew and Alexandra Zaoussailoff, Tchelitchew's sister. A card file is an index to the art works in the estate. Publications and catalogs containing his work are duplicates of copies in the Research Library.
Box 36

Tchelitchew photographs, ca. 1942-ca. 1964, n.d.

Box 36, Folder 1

Photographs of art

Scope and Content Note

Most are labeled and annotated, 27 photographs.
Box 36, Folder 2

Photographs of art

Scope and Content Note

Most labeled and annotated, (see box 34 for negatives), 36 photographs.
Box 36, Folder 3-6

Photographs of art

Scope and Content Note

Most labeled and annotated; some color. Ca. 125 photographs.
Box 36, Folder 7

Photographs of art, and portraits

Scope and Content Note

Most labeled and annotated; includes 5 photographs of Tchelitchew, ca. 25 items.
Box 36, Folder 8-11

Photographs of art

Scope and Content Note

Most labeled and annotated, ca. 150 photographs.
Box 36, Folder 12

Papers regarding loans of Tchelitchew art works, ca. 1942-1964

Scope and Content Note

Loan forms from Gallery of Modern Art (Huntington Hartford, NYC) to borrow works owned by Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Askew, 1964, ca. 20 items. (See also catalog from this exhibit, box 37, f.10)
1 letter from Museum of Modern Art, NYC, regarding Tchelitchew work loaned by Kirk Askew, 1942.
Box 36, Folder 13

Tchelitchew biographical information, ca. 1942-1960

Scope and Content Note

Press clippings, typed biographical information, scattered dates.
Box 37

Tchelitchew Estate, ca. 1942-1973

Box 37, Folder 1

Correspondence, documents, 1957-1959

Scope and Content Note

Letters between Kirk Askew (and his wife Constance), the lawyer for Pavel Tchelitchew's estate Morris Fish, Charles Henri Ford (addressed as Charlie), Tchelitchew's sister Alexandra Zaoussailoff ("Choura"), and her lawyer.
Copy of Tchelitchew's Last Will and Testament.
Typed essay (carbon copy) about Tchelitchew by Lincoln Kirstein.
Typed lists of Tchelitchew's art works, and printed gallery material. Ca. 200 pp.
Box 37, Folder 2

Correspondence and accounts, 1942, 1943

Scope and Content Note

6 letters between Kirk Askew and Tchelitchew (one addressed to Charles Henri Ford, T's companion). Other letters with institutions regarding loans from Askew of Tchelitchew works.
Chronological biographical information about Tchelitchew.
Typed (carbon copies) accounts of Tchelitchew with Julien Levy gallery, 1942. Ca. 25 items.
Box 37, Folder 3

Tchelitchew Accounts with Durlacher and others, 1943-1957

Scope and Content Note

Accounts (typed, carbons) with Julien Levy, Durlacher, and individuals through Durlacher. Ca. 150 pp.
Box 37, Folder 4

Tchelitchew estate: accounts of Durlacher with Alexandra Zaoussailoff, 1961-1965, 1967

Scope and Content Note

Typed accounts to Zaoussailoff (T's sister) of Tchelitchew works sold; final account is dated 26 April 1967. 16 pp.
Box 37, Folder 5

Tchelitchew estate: correspondence, 1957-1959

Scope and Content Note

Letters between Kirk Askew, Alexandra Zaoussailoff (Choura), Charles Henri Ford, Morris Fish about settling Tchelitchew estate, selling works, avoiding French taxes. Ca. 20 letters.
Box 37, Folder 6

Tchelitchew estate: correspondence, 1960-1962

Scope and Content Note

Most letters between Kirk Askew (carbon copies) and Choura (Alexandra Zaoussailoff); also from Charles Henri Ford, and Allen Tanner who includes an English translation of a review in French newspaper of ballet "Ode," which used decor by Tchelitchew. Ca. 50 letters.
Box 37, Folder 7

Tchelitchew estate: correspondence, 1963-1965

Scope and Content Note

Letters between Kirk Askew (carbon copies), Choura, Morris Fish. Ca. 75 letters.
Box 37, Folder 8

Tchelitchew estate: correspondence, 1966-1973

Scope and Content Note

Letters between Kirk Askew and Choura, ca. 50 letters.
Box 37, Folder 9

Tchelitchew catalogs

Scope and Content Note

Pavel Tchelitchew: recent drawings and gouaches, Worth Avenue Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida, 3-15 March 1952.
Paintings, Theatre and Ballet Designs by Pavel Tchelitchew and Leslie Hurry; an exhibition arranged by the National Gallery of Canada for the Stratford Shakespearean Festival, 1956 (5 copies).
Collection of works by Pavel Tchelitchew: the property of Dame Edith Sitwell collection; London: Sothebys, date of sale, 13 Dec 1961.
Box 37, Folder 10

Tchelitchew publication

Scope and Content Note

Pavel Tchelitchew. Gallery of Modern Art, New York, 20 March - 19 April 1964.
Box 37, Folder 11

Tchelitchew publication

Scope and Content Note

Pavel Tchelitchew: a selection of paintings, gouaches and drawings, arranged by Richard Nathanson, 24 April -13 May 1972, the Alpine Club, London.
Box 37, Folder 12

Tchelitchew publication

Scope and Content Note

Pavel Tchelitchew drawings, ed. Lincoln Kirstein. New York: H. Bittner and Co., 1947.
Box 37, Folder 13-15

Tchelitchew publications

Box 38

Tchelitchew card file, 1925-1956

Scope and Content Note

Index cards, organized by date, list art work by Tchelitchew and include title or description, collection, exhibition information and other notes and annotations. Small beginning section of cards form a bibliography on Tchelitchew and his work.
 

Series VII. Scrapbooks, 1934-1953

Physical Description: 2 scrapbooks with clippings

Scope and Content Note

Two scrapbooks hold clippings about the gallery. (See also loose clippings in Series IV.)
Box 39

2 scrapbooks with clippings

Scope and Content Note

Clippings about gallery business, exhibits, artists. Some are loose. (See also Box 28, folders 11-12 for more loose clippings.)
 

Series VIII. Kirk and Constance Askew files, 1929-ca. 1967

Physical Description: 1.25 lin. ft. 3 boxes

Scope and Content Note

Three folders hold letters to Kirk and Constance Askew from family. Two folders contain letters written to Constance by family and friends, 1958-1961. Other files hold assorted financial and insurance information, primarily about their personal art collection, and several photographs of Kirk Askew.
Box 40

Kirk and Constance Askew personal papers

Box 40, Folder 1

Letters, 1959-1960

Scope and Content Note

Letters (all handwritten) addressed to Kirk and Constance Askew (many addressed "Ma and Pa") from daughter Phoebe and other family. Ca. 20 letters.
Box 40, Folder 2

Letters to Kirk and Constance Askew, 1960-1961

Scope and Content Note

Letters from David Richardson and Woodi, Paul and Phoebe (sons-in-law and daughters), ca. 20 letters.
Box 40, Folder 3

Letters to Kirk and Constance Askew, undated

Scope and Content Note

All family letters, including 2 letters from Kirk in Paris to his wife. 12 letters.
Box 40, Folder 4

Letters to Constance Askew, 1958-1959

Scope and Content Note

1 letter from Elizabeth Bowen (English novelist) 1958; most from Mrs. Frank Dodge, Stonington, Connecticut (Anne, sister of Constance). Other correspondents (Penny, Iris) unidentifed. Ca. 30 letters.
Box 40, Folder 5

Letters to Constance Askew, 1960-1961

Scope and Content Note

Letters from family and friends, including 2 from Kirk. Ca. 15 letters.
Box 40, Folder 6

Photographs

Scope and Content Note

5 photographs of Kirk Askew.
Box 40, Folder 7

Kirk Askew personal: insurance

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, documents, 1 photo and 1 small print. Ca. 40 items.
Box 40, Folder 8

Kirk Askew personal and business papers, 1937, 1960-ca. 1967

Scope and Content Note

Letters regard Askew conducting business in NYC as Durlacher Bros., ca. 1937; Letters and photographs regarding Askew donations of art works to institutions, all dated 1960s.
Box 41

Kirk Askew personal Income Tax returns, 1929-1946

Box 41, Folder 1

Income tax returns, 1929-1932, 4 pp.

Box 41, Folder 2

Income tax return, 1937, ca. 20 pp.

Box 41, Folder 3

Income tax return, 1938, ca. 15 pp.

Box 41, Folder 4

Income tax return, 1939, ca. 25 pp.

Box 41, Folder 5

Income tax return, 1940, ca. 30 pp.

Box 41, Folder 6

Income tax return, 1941, ca. 35 pp.

Box 41, Folder 7

Income tax return, 1942, ca. 35 pp.

Box 41, Folder 8

Income tax return, 1943, ca. 40 pp.

Box 41, Folder 9

Income tax return, 1944, ca. 40 pp.

Box 41, Folder 10

Income tax return, 1945, ca. 15 pp.

Box 41, Folder 11

Income tax return, 1946, 2 pp.

Box 42

Publications relating to Durlacher, the Askews' collection and Durlacher artists

Box 42, Folder 1-6

Catalogs and journals

Scope and Content Note

Catalogs and journals received with the archive. Includes Fortune magazine (Sep 1946) with article about New York City galleries, Durlacher among them; Apollo magazine with article on Veronese painting with pencil annotation about painting in Askew's collection; Peter Blume catalogs; sales and exhibit catalogs which reference Askew's collection and Durlacher stock; book about A. Everett "Chick" Austin. Other publications received with the archive have been separated to the Reseach Library.