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Guide to the Darwin D. Martin Papers, 1883-1982 (inclusive), 1904-1949 (bulk)
Special Collections M0355  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Darwin D. Martin Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1883-1982 (inclusive), 1904-1949 (bulk)
    Collection number: Special Collections M0355
    Creator: Martin, Darwin D.
    Extent: 4 linear ft.
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

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    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.


    Partial gift of Jean and Paul Hanna and the Library Associates, 1982 and 1983.

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item] Darwin D. Martin Papers, M0355, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical Note

    Active patron and supporter of Frank Lloyd Wright. Secretary of the Larkin Co. of Buffalo, New York.

    Scope and Content

    Includes more than 200 letters from Wright and over 2,000 letters to Wright from the Martins and other clients in Buffalo. Wright's letters refer to the design and construction of the Larkin building and the Martin homes and discuss his personal life and his philosophy of art and architecture. Also includes several drafts of manuscripts which Wright prepared for publication.