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INVENTORY OF THE FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT CORRESPONDENCE WITH R.M. SCHINDLER, 1914-1929, bulk 1918-1922
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Box 1, Folder 1-16

Undated items and correspondence, 1914-1920

Box 1, Folder 1

Undated items, not correspondence, ca. 1920

Box 1, Folder 1

Photograph, undated, probably 1920

Scope and Content Note

Portrait of F. L. Wright.
Box 1, Folder 1

"Frank Lloyd Wright Utterances," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Handmade booklet of 4 leaves folded into pages with quotes written in pencil. Undated but probably after June 1918.
Box 1, Folder 1

RMS telephone book, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Partial telephone book with handwritten entries (most for Los Angeles) on loose pages. Undated but probably after 1919.
Box 1, Folder 1

Louis Sullivan building, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Image of Sullivan's Peoples Savings & Loan, Sidney, Ohio, torn from magazine.
Box 1, Folder 1

Empty envelope (F. L. Wright stationary)

Scope and Content Note

Addressed to Gustaf Gerschefsky, Forest Park, Ill.
Box 1, Folder 2

Undated items, not correspondence

Box 1, Folder 2

Notes [by RMS?]

Scope and Content Note

Two small note cards with pencil notes (in German)
Box 1, Folder 2

Essay, unsigned

Scope and Content Note

Two typed pages, "The Mediamism," - manifesto about art (FLW?)
Box 1, Folder 2

Envelope, empty

Scope and Content Note

Addressed to RMS from Tokyo.
Box 1, Folder 3

Correspondence, 1914-1917

Box 1, Folder 3

One letter from RMS to FLW, unsigned, perhaps 23 Nov 1914

Scope and Content Note

From RMS to FLW asking for a position. Undated.
Box 1, Folder 3

Note from FLW, postmarked 10 Dec 1914

Scope and Content Note

FLW acknowledges receipt of Schindler's letter of 23 Nov (above?) and tells RMS to come speak with him.
Box 1, Folder 3

Letter from FLW to RMS, postmarked 15 Dec 1914

Scope and Content Note

Second letter to RMS inviting him to come to talk about a position.
Box 1, Folder 3

Letter dictated by FLW to Mrs. Avery L. Coonley, 30 Dec 1914

Scope and Content Note

Introduces RMS and asks her to allow RMS to see her house.
Box 1, Folder 3

Letter from FLW to his office staff, 20 Oct 1917

Scope and Content Note

Short letter to Miss Kimbell, Miss Hazelton and Miss Wigginton, introducing RMS. With envelope.
Box 1, Folder 4

Correspondence, notes, specifications, 1918

Box 1, Folder 4

RMS account of work, payments, 1918?

Scope and Content Note

Note card with annotations by RMS of work done and payments received Feb-Nov [1918?].
Box 1, Folder 4

Five page letter from FLW in Tokyo to RMS, 15 Feb 1918

Scope and Content Note

About specifications for Imperial Hotel and office business.
Box 1, Folder 4

Specifications, undated, 1918?

Scope and Content Note

"Architects Specifications, Engineering principles to be applied in constructing of Imperial Hotel, Tokyo, Japan"; one typed sheet (2 copies).
Box 1, Folder 4

Notes from FLW to RMS, undated, ca. Sept 1918

Scope and Content Note

"Here it is Schindler. Think it over!" Two small sheets contain 5 propositions about structure, with small drawing on reverse of one sheet.
Box 1, Folder 4

RMS note to FLW, 11 Sept 1918

Scope and Content Note

Note by RMS refers to FLW's argument in his 5 propositions (above item), contains comment: "content shows superficial technical knowledge."
Box 1, Folder 4

RMS notes, undated, after 5 Oct 1918

Scope and Content Note

Five small sheets of pencil notes by RMS regarding contracts, Taliesin, and Oak Park office.
Box 1, Folder 4

Letter from FLW in Chicago to RMS, 22 Oct 1918

Scope and Content Note

Letter, with envelope, in which FLW warns RMS not to tell anyone, especially Wright's family, that Wright is leaving for Japan.
Box 1, Folder 4

Letter from FLW (on his way to Japan via California) to RMS, 25 Oct 1918

Scope and Content Note

Letter, with envelope, regards purchasing a boring machine and gives RMS instructions.
Box 1, Folder 4

Letter from FLW in Japan to RMS, 20 Nov 1918

Scope and Content Note

Contains instructions, mostly about Imperial Hotel.
Box 1, Folder 5

Correspondence undated, probably 1919

Box 1, Folder 5

Letter from FLW in Tokyo (on Imperial Hotel stationary) to RMS, 1919?

Scope and Content Note

Contains technical details about the Hotel and discussion of costs.
Box 1, Folder 5

Order for Liberty Steel, 1919?

Scope and Content Note

Copy of order placed with Liberty Steel, for Imperial Hotel. One typed sheet with envelope.
Box 1, Folder 5

Letter from FLW (on his way to Japan) to RMS, 1919?

Scope and Content Note

Regarding revisions to Barnsdall theater and director's cottage, his request that RMS provide moral support for Lloyd, and a reminder to send a weekly letter.
Box 1, Folder 5

Letter, with envelope, from FLW to RMS, 1919?

Scope and Content Note

Discusses steel order, asks RMS to contact Sullivan for him, and regarding prospective clients, tells Schindler to design a Wright building for them: "I do not know quite what 'a Schindler' would look like. You know much better what a 'Wright' would look and be like..."
Box 1, Folder 6

Correspondence, Jan-Feb 1919

Box 1, Folder 6

Letter from FLW to RMS, 11 Jan 1919

Scope and Content Note

FLW encloses a check for RMS's expenses [not here], discusses technical systems for the Hotel, his family in Oak Park.
Box 1, Folder 6

Cablegram from FLW in Tokyo to RMS, 12 Jan 1919

Scope and Content Note

Regarding transformers for Hotel; with pencil notation: "rec. Jan. 13th 1919."
Box 1, Folder 6

Typed letter (carbon) from RMS in Oak Park to FLW, 21 Jan 1919

Scope and Content Note

RMS gives estimates for Barnsdall house, mentions Shampay job.
Box 1, Folder 6

Letter from FLW in Japan to RMS in Oak Park, postmarked 11 Feb 1919

Scope and Content Note

FLW tells RMS to make himself comfortable in the Oak Park house, discusses money worries, the possibility of other jobs in Japan.
Box 1, Folder 6

Envelope (Imperial Hotel stationary) addressed to RMS in Chicago, postmarked 15 Feb 1922

Box 1, Folder 7

Correspondence, March 1919

Box 1, Folder 7

Letter, 5 leaves with envelope, from FLW in Japan to RMS, 15 March 1919

Scope and Content Note

FLW discusses the Hotel structure (FLW is looking into "pile-less footings") and the need for equipment, Sullivan's impending visit, money issues, and Miss Barnsdall's planned visit to Japan.
Box 1, Folder 7

Short letter from FLW in Japan to RMS. postmarked 17 March 1919

Scope and Content Note

He writes about design of pipes for sewage.
Box 1, Folder 7

Cablegram from FLW in Japan to RMS, 22 March 1919

Scope and Content Note

Regards Mueller [Paul Mueller, Chicago builder] whom FLW engaged to come to Tokyo. RMS pencil notations on reverse.
Box 1, Folder 7

Typed letter from FLW in Japan to RMS, 27 March 1919

Scope and Content Note

Regards payment and transit for boring machines and steel. FLW hopes Sullivan is on his way to Japan.
Box 1, Folder 7

Copy (mimeo) of typed letter to Liberty Steel Co., 27 March 1919

Scope and Content Note

From Imperial Hotel Managing Director [Aisaku Hayashi], about steel contract, Unsigned.
Box 1, Folder 7

Short letter, with envelope, from FLW in Japan to RMS, 30 March 1919

Scope and Content Note

Regarding delinquent tax returns.
Box 1, Folder 7

Typed letter with envelope, from FLW in Japan to RMS, undated, 1919?

Scope and Content Note

Regarding steel contract.
Box 1, Folder 8

Correspondence, April 24 - May 14 1919

Box 1, Folder 8

Picture postcard from FLW in Japan to RMS, postmarked 24 April [1919?]

Scope and Content Note

No message.
Box 1, Folder 8

Letter, 3 leaves, from FLW in Japan to RMS, 24 April 1919

Scope and Content Note

FLW complains of delays of cables and letters from RMS, and missed communication with Miss Barnsdall. Discusses details for Hotel design and money problems.
Box 1, Folder 8

Two cablegrams from Hayashi [Imperial Hotel Managing Director] and FLW, May 1919

Scope and Content Note

Regarding delay of steel and cancellation of steel contract. One undated, May [1919?], other dated 14 May 1919.
Box 1, Folder 9

Letters from FLW, 15-30 May 1919

Box 1, Folder 9

Letter, 7 leaves, from FLW in Tokyo to RMS, 15 May [1919]

Scope and Content Note

Regarding a raise for RMS, how little FLW is being paid by the Japanese, design details for the Hotel.
Box 1, Folder 9

Cablegram from FLW in Tokyo, 22 May 1919

Scope and Content Note

Regarding cancellation of steel contract.
Box 1, Folder 9

Letter, 4 leaves, from FLW in Tokyo to RMS, 27 May 1919

Scope and Content Note

FLW comments on Schindler's design for the Shampay house, with advice to keep the plan simple. He discusses the engineering of the Hotel and concern about earthquakes, the design of the Hotel's banquet hall, and the Barnsdall theater design.
Box 1, Folder 9

Cablegram from FLW in Tokyo to RMS at Taliesin, 29 May 1919

Scope and Content Note

Regarding Sullivan's sailing date and construction of the power house for the Hotel.
Box 1, Folder 9

Carbon copy of letter from FLW to Roland Ludington, 29 May 1919

Scope and Content Note

Copy sent to RMS (with penciled note from FLW), regards design of a memorial. With pencil notation by RMS: "rec. June 27, 1919."
Box 1, Folder 10

Correspondence, June 1919

Box 1, Folder 10

Carbon copy of 2 page typed letter to Liberty Steel Co., 3 June 1919

Scope and Content Note

From Imperial Hotel Managing Director [Hayashi] regarding delivery of steel. Annotated in ink: "copy to Mr. Schindler."
Box 1, Folder 10

Typed letter, 3 leaves, from FLW in Tokyo to RMS, 3 June 1919

Scope and Content Note

Letter, with pencil additions by FLW, regarding Sullivan's spirits and FLW's desire to have him come to Tokyo, the steel shipment and other details about the Hotel. With pencil note from RMS that the letter was received 24 June 1919.
Box 1, Folder 10

Picture postcard from FLW in Tokyo to RMS in Chicago, undated, ca. June 1919

Scope and Content Note

Contains message: "Celebrating the cancellation of the steel contract." Undated, but after 3 June 1919.
Box 1, Folder 10

Short note from FLW in Tokyo to RMS, undated, ca. June 1919

Scope and Content Note

Regarding an application by someone who Durr [H. A. Durr, Chicago engineer] might want to use as superintendent. Envelope has note: "rec. June 24, 1919."
Box 1, Folder 10

Letter, 5 leaves with envelope, from FLW to RMS, 25 June 1919

Scope and Content Note

Regarding power house, boilers, other details for Hotel. FLW makes suggestions for changes to a design by RMS for Wenatchee and includes a sketch orienting the buildings to the park and Columbia River. FLW expresses his sadness about Sullivan, discusses Miss Barnsdall and compliments RMS on the Shampay house.
Box 1, Folder 11

Correspondence, July - Dec 1919

Box 1, Folder 11

Cablegram from Mueller [Paul Mueller, Chicago builder] in Tokyo to RMS, 3 Aug 1919

Scope and Content Note

Regarding boring machine.
Box 1, Folder 11

Letter from FLW in Beverly Hills Hotel [California] to RMS in Chicago, 9 Sept 1919

Scope and Content Note

FLW is recuperating and working on Barnsdall. "Model of Theatre is a beautiful thing and a great success." He plans to come to Taliesin soon.
Box 1, Folder 11

Letter from FLW, written on train to NY, to RMS, postmarked 6 Oct 1919

Scope and Content Note

He asks for Lloyd's [Lloyd Wright] address and discusses Barnsdall design. [Difficult to read because of ink bleed.]
Box 1, Folder 11

Telegram from FLW in Missoula, Montana to RMS in Chicago, 13 Dec 1919

Scope and Content Note

FLW asks for concrete calculations.
Box 1, Folder 11

Typed letter (carbon) from RMS to FLW, 17 Dec 1919

Scope and Content Note

Written in response to telegram above. RMS mentions new project for Frederick Ward who wants a six bedroom house.
Box 1, Folder 11

Cablegram from FLW (in Europe?) to RMS, 22/23 Dec 1919

Scope and Content Note

FLW asks for kitchen and power layout for Hotel.
Box 1, Folder 11

Letter (carbon) from RMS in Oak Park to FLW in Tokyo, 28 Dec 1919

Scope and Content Note

RMS responds to cablegram above. He has started working plans for director's house [Barnsdall], and sends news of Oak Park house and the office.
Box 1, Folder 12

Correspondence undated, probably 1920

Box 1, Folder 12

Handwritten copy of telegram from RMS to FLW in Tokyo, 1920?

Scope and Content Note

RMS discusses settling bills, and asks "what next?"
Box 1, Folder 12

Letter with envelope, from FLW in Tokyo to RMS, 1920?

Scope and Content Note

Regarding power house changes, with detailed drawing.
Box 1, Folder 12

Cablegram from FLW in Tokyo to RMS, 1920?

Scope and Content Note

FLW gives instructions for boring machines, Sullivan, accounts, and steel.
Box 1, Folder 12

Cablegram from FLW in Tokyo to RMS in Chicago, 1920?

Scope and Content Note

Regarding boring machine, steel contract and sending Sullivan to Tokyo.
Box 1, Folder 12

Cablegram from FLW in Tokyo to RMS in Chicago, 17 March [1920?]

Scope and Content Note

Regarding remittance dispatched to Boyd on March 10th.
Box 1, Folder 13

Correspondence, Jan 1920

Box 1, Folder 13

Letter (carbon) from RMS in Oak Park to FLW in Tokyo, 10 Jan 1920

Scope and Content Note

Regarding bills, jobs from a Mr. Tobey who wants a Community House and Mr. Hardy who is adding a basement.
Box 1, Folder 13

Letter, 6 leaves, typed with pencil annotations from FLW in Tokyo to RMS, 12 Jan 1920

Scope and Content Note

FLW writes about the Annex to Hotel burning down, the power house, the temperature in Tokyo, artesian well and water analysis.
Box 1, Folder 13

Cablegram from FLW in Tokyo to RMS, 20 Jan 1920

Scope and Content Note

Regarding his mother's (Anna Wright) trip to Tokyo.
Box 1, Folder 13

Typed letter (carbon) from RMS to FLW, 25 Jan 1919

Scope and Content Note

RMS sends news: FLW's mother decides not to go to Japan; there is a possibility of renting the Oak Park house. He also discusses bills, the Shampay house, the Actors' Abode, which he is working on [part of Barnsdall project], and he gives details and asks questions about the theater and house for Barnsdall.
Box 1, Folder 13

Cablegram from FLW in Tokyo to RMS in Chicago, 28 Jan [1920]

Scope and Content Note

Regarding expenses and Wright's mother.
Box 1, Folder 14

Correspondence, Feb 1920

Box 1, Folder 14

Typed letter (carbon) from RMS in Oak Park to FLW in Tokyo, 8 Feb 1920

Scope and Content Note

About FLW's mother and changes M.B. [Miss Barnsdall] wants to house design.
Box 1, Folder 14

Letter, 5 leaves, from FLW in Tokyo to RMS, 9 Feb 1920

Scope and Content Note

FLW complains about lack of news from RMS and Will Smith [William E. Smith, FLW's assistant / draftsman], heating problems RMS has not addressed in the Oak Park house, engineering details of the Hotel (with small sketch), his mother's planned visit, and Miss Barnsdall.
Box 1, Folder 14

Typed letter (carbon, 2 leaves) from RMS in Oak Park to FLW in Tokyo, 21 Feb 1920

Scope and Content Note

Regarding plumbing and heating systems for Hotel, the plan for Barnsdall garage, a possible job for a bungalow design that RMS is working on, and the notices in the newspapers of FLW's illness in Japan.
Box 1, Folder 14

Typed letter (carbon, 2 leaves) from RMS in Oak Park to FLW in Tokyo, 25 Feb 1920

Scope and Content Note

Regarding plumbing in Hotel and costs of heating water. Mention of a design for Mrs. Heurtley.
Box 1, Folder 14

Cablegram from FLW in Tokyo to RMS, 29 Feb [1920]

Scope and Content Note

FLW requests original drawings for director's lodge [Barnsdall].
Box 1, Folder 15

Correspondence, March 1920

Box 1, Folder 15

Typed letter (carbon, 1 leaf both sides) from RMS in Oak Park to FLW in Tokyo, undated, ca. March 1920

Scope and Content Note

Regards sending original drawings of director's lodge [Barnsdall], meetings with subcontractors for Hotel equipment, renting the downtown Chicago office, and asking for a check.
Box 1, Folder 15

Typed letter (carbon) from RMS in Oak Park to FLW in Tokyo, 8 March 1920

Scope and Content Note

Letter concerns rental and repair of Oak Park properties and discusses Lloyd's desire to start construction on Barnsdall and RMS's concerns. With separate statement regarding the rental of Oak Park houses.
Box 1, Folder 15

Letter from FLW in Tokyo to RMS, 11 March 1920

Scope and Content Note

Elliptical but intimate description of the effects of Wright's mother's visit, and his problems with "M" [Miriam Noel].
Box 1, Folder 15

Typed letter (carbon) from RMS in Oak Park to FLW in Tokyo, 11 March 1920

Scope and Content Note

About money matters, concerns about frequency of communications, and Lloyd's need for details in order to begin building Barnsdall.
Box 1, Folder 15

Typed letter (carbon) from RMS in Oak Park to FLW in Tokyo, 17 March 1920

Scope and Content Note

Regards renting Oak Park house, working on details of Barnsdall for the panic-stricken Lloyd.
Box 1, Folder 15

Typed letter (carbon) from RMS in Oak Park to FLW in Tokyo, 31 March 1920

Scope and Content Note

Regarding sending details of Barnsdall house to Lloyd and FLW, renting Chicago Ave. portion of Oak Park house, RMS's plans to move to Los Angeles.
Box 1, Folder 16

Correspondence, April 1920

Box 1, Folder 16

Letter, 5 leaves and envelope, from FLW in Tokyo to RMS, postmarked April 1920

Scope and Content Note

FLW discusses their relationship, the Oak Park house, his relationship with M [Miriam Noel], his mother's visit, the progress on the Hotel and the director's house at Barnsdall. He sends greetings to "Lieber Meister."
Box 1, Folder 16

Typed letter (carbon) from RMS in Oak Park to FLW in Tokyo, 6 April 1920

Scope and Content Note

RMS assures FLW that he will be discrete about what he knows of Wright's personal life. He relates an amusing story about Mr. Irving of Wilmette, whose house was carried away by a tornado.
Box 1, Folder 16

Typed letter (carbon) from RMS in Oak Park to FLW in Tokyo, 13 April 1920

Scope and Content Note

RMS discusses heaters, suggests asking Irving Gill about the use of floor radiator boxes which RMS says Gill invented.
Box 1, Folder 16

Handwritten telegram form, from RMS to FLW in Tokyo, 17 April 1920

Scope and Content Note

RMS writes that everything is rented [Oak Park house] and he is going West in May.
Box 1, Folder 16

Cablegram from FLW in Tokyo to RMS in Chicago, 26 April [1920]

Scope and Content Note

FLW states that Schindler is not needed West [i.e., Los Angeles] before he (FLW) returns.
Box 1, Folder 16

Typed letter (carbon) from RMS in Chicago to FLW in Tokyo, 28 April [1920]

Scope and Content Note

RMS, responding to FLW's cablegram above, discusses work to be done in Chicago and his need to look for more work.
Box 2, Folder 1-14

Correspondence, accounts and essay, May 1920 - August 1929

Box 2, Folder 1

Correspondence, May - Dec 1920

Box 2, Folder 1

Typed letter (carbon) from RMS in Chicago to FLW in Tokyo, 16 May 1920

Scope and Content Note

RMS discusses his own future: "I cannot forget in thinking about my future that the working out of a plan quietly by myself is the greatest pleasure I have." He describes problems with delivery of water heaters to FLW in Tokyo.
Box 2, Folder 1

Typed letter (carbon) from RMS in Chicago to FLW in Tokyo, 3 June 1920

Scope and Content Note

RMS is working on Actors' Abode [Barnsdall] and waiting for instructions from FLW.
Box 2, Folder 1

Typed letter / manifesto (5 leaves, carbon) from FLW (?) to Koume San, 3 June 1920

Scope and Content Note

A lofty discussion of life and art.
Box 2, Folder 1

Typed letter (carbon) from RMS in Los Angeles to FLW in Tokyo, 16 Dec 1920

Scope and Content Note

RMS discusses Barnsdall job and the difficulties.
Box 2, Folder 2

Correspondence undated, probably 1921

Box 2, Folder 2

Letter, 3 leaves, from FLW in Tokyo to RMS (in Los Angeles?), undated, 1921?

Scope and Content Note

FLW discusses his struggle and pleasure in the design of the Imperial Hotel, his nervous break-down, his relationship with RMS ("I have enjoyed your work with me very much...") and their quarrels. Part of the letter is blacked-out.
Box 2, Folder 2

Short pencil note from FLW in Los Angeles to RMS in Los Angeles, undated, 1921?

Scope and Content Note

FLW states he is ill and wishes RMS would bring his mail and tell him the status of contracts.
Box 2, Folder 2

Penciled letter, 2 leaves, from FLW in Seattle (on his way to Japan) to RMS in Los Angeles, undated, 1921?

Scope and Content Note

FLW urges RMS to be frugal in his expenses, discusses specific details of the Barnsdall house, includes a drawing of the pool in front of the house, urges RMS to stay close to Lloyd who has the "spirit of the work" but needs encouragement.
Box 2, Folder 2

Letter from FLW in Tokyo to RMS in Los Angeles, undated, 1921?

Scope and Content Note

FLW discusses his 6 week visit to Los Angeles, strongly advises RMS regarding the Barnsdall job and his responses to Miss Barnsdall and her "clerks."
Box 2, Folder 2

Letter from FLW in Tokyo (on FLW-designed Hotel stationary) to RMS in Los Angeles, undated, 1921?

Scope and Content Note

FLW discusses salary for RMS and others, the footings for the Hotel, other jobs in Japan (the new St. Lukes Hospital and a house) and a certain "Russian lady."
Box 2, Folder 3

Correspondence, Jan 1921

Box 2, Folder 3

Typed letter (carbon) from RMS in Los Angeles to FLW in Tokyo, 1 Jan 1920 [i.e. 1921]

Scope and Content Note

Regarding Barnsdall and city permits.
Box 2, Folder 3

Typed letter (carbon) from RMS in Los Angeles to FLW in Tokyo, 10 Jan 1920 [i.e. 1921]

Scope and Content Note

About bidding Barnsdall, his stress, city permits and expenses.
Box 2, Folder 3

Typed letter (2 leaves, carbon with ink annotations) from FLW to Antonin Raymond, 5 Jan 1921

Scope and Content Note

FLW rebukes Antonin [draftsman FLW brought to Japan] for "violating his confidence." Letter on Imperial Hotel stationary.
Box 2, Folder 3

Typed letter (carbon) from RMS in Los Angeles to FLW in Tokyo, 28 Jan 1921

Scope and Content Note

RMS gives news of Barnsdall and the difficulties due to bad reputation of the Wright office.
Box 2, Folder 4

Correspondence, Feb 1921

Box 2, Folder 4

Typed (carbon) from RMS in Los Angeles to FLW in Tokyo, 2 Feb 1921

Scope and Content Note

RMS reports that progress is being made on Barnsdall. He recommends a Viennese friend, Richard Neutra, to help FLW in Tokyo, and encloses Neutra's portrait but asks that it be returned.
Box 2, Folder 4

Letter, 3 leaves, from FLW in Tokyo to RMS in Los Angeles, 11 Feb 1921

Scope and Content Note

FLW discusses the problems of Barnsdall job due to client and contractor (responding to RMS's letter of 28 Jan 1921). He refers RMS to Kleinpell, of Dodd & Richards, who is a friend from Adler & Sullivan days.
Box 2, Folder 4

Letter, 2 leaves, from FLW in Tokyo to RMS in Los Angeles, 15 Feb [1921]

Scope and Content Note

FLW complains that his engineering instructions for Barnsdall were ignored, states that it is Goldthwaite's job to push the concrete work through the permit process, and rages against "Artists." ("They are all that is the matter with Art.") He urges RMS not to let the artist in him get in the way of his work.
Box 2, Folder 4

Typed letter (carbon) from RMS in Los Angeles to FLW in Tokyo, undated, 1921

Scope and Content Note

RMS describes progress and difficulties on Barnsdall job, asks what to do about living room fireplace, and requests money as he and Lloyd are "dead broke."
Box 2, Folder 5

Correspondence and expense account, Mar - Apr 1921

Box 2, Folder 5

Typed letter (carbon) from RMS in Los Angeles to FLW in Tokyo, 6 March 1920 [i.e. 1921]

Scope and Content Note

RMS writes that FLW is taking RMS's complaints too seriously, then describes further difficulties with stone contractor. He wants FLW to come in June to oversee the finishing of the three residences at Barnsdall. He describes Lloyd's relation to the office as "vague."
Box 2, Folder 5

Typed short letter (carbon) from RMS in Los Angeles to FLW in Tokyo, 21 March 1920 [i.e. 1921]

Scope and Content Note

RMS describes getting bids from Thomas and Goldthwaite and other progress on Barnsdall job.
Box 2, Folder 5

Typed short letter (carbon) from RMS in Los Angeles to FLW in Tokyo, 28 March 1921

Scope and Content Note

RMS is sending samples of carpet selected by Miss Barnsdall (which RMS believes are too heavy) and some he prefers [samples not included].
Box 2, Folder 5

Typed letter (carbon) from RMS in Los Angeles to FLW in Tokyo, 12 April 1920 [i.e. 1921]

Scope and Content Note

RMS tells FLW how pleased he is with Wright's letter, says FLW is too pessimistic regarding women. Barnsdall is progressing and Mrs. Heurtley wants plans for a house.
Box 2, Folder 5

"Office expenses paid by RMS during March 1921," 14 April 1921

Scope and Content Note

Typed list with pencil annotations by RMS.
Box 2, Folder 6

Correspondence and work account, Aug - Sep 1921

Box 2, Folder 6

Typed letter (carbon) from RMS in Los Angeles to FLW in Tokyo, 7 Aug 1921

Scope and Content Note

RMS describes an exhausting two weeks with Miss Barnsdall who was indecisive about colors. He refers to a letter from Richard Neutra who is willing to work for FLW in Tokyo but needs a letter to show consul in Austria. RMS can advance some money to Neutra but asks FLW to advance the rest.
Box 2, Folder 6

Typed letter (carbon) from RMS in Los Angeles to FLW in Tokyo, 15 Aug 1921

Scope and Content Note

RMS describes changes Miss Barnsdall is making, problems with contractors. The office is out of money as the last check FLW sent was refused by the bank.
Box 2, Folder 6

Typed letter (carbon) from RMS in Los Angeles to FLW, 23 Aug 1921

Scope and Content Note

RMS describes the collapse of the Barnsdall garden wall, more problems with contractors, and the finances (more checks returned by the bank). RMS has heard that FLW is starting a huge department store skyscraper in Tokyo. He relates information about glass from the Judson studio for the Barnsdall house.
Box 2, Folder 6

Typed letter (carbon) from RMS in Los Angeles to FLW in Tokyo, 5 Sept 1921

Scope and Content Note

Letter gives news about progress and problems at Barnsdall, and finances. Mrs. Garts from Pasadena [i.e. Kate Gartz] wants to build a large house or group of houses on the hill [Olive hill].
Box 2, Folder 6

Items of work unfinished under contract with C. D. Goldthwaite, 14 Sept 1921

Scope and Content Note

Typed list (carbon), compiled by RMS (?) for FLW.
Box 2, Folder 6

Typed letter (carbon) from RMS in Los Angeles to FLW in Tokyo, 22 Sept 1921

Scope and Content Note

RMS complains that it seems impossible to finish Barnsdall job due to contractor delays and Miss Barnsdall's delay in settling accounts.
Box 2, Folder 7

Correspondence, Oct 1921

Box 2, Folder 7

Typed letter (carbon) from RMS in San Francisco to FLW in Tokyo, 1 Oct 1921

Scope and Content Note

RMS relates difficulty over settling accounts with Miss Barnsdall. With 3 pages of accounts (typed, carbons), also same date.
Box 2, Folder 7

Letter, 3 leaves, from FLW in Tokyo to RMS in Los Angeles, 5 Oct 1921

Scope and Content Note

FLW discusses accounts for Barnsdall job, loss of house commission for Gotz (?) to a Japanese architect. He writes that the Hotel has not progressed as far as he wishes. He also writes about his plan to bring his Japanese office to the U.S., and the money shortage.
Box 2, Folder 7

Two handwritten telegram forms, from FLW and RMS, undated and 18 Oct 1921

Scope and Content Note

A cable from FLW in Tokyo to RMS says Schindler's cable was unintelligible; the telegram from RMS to FLW in Tokyo says everything is settled and requests FLW cable instructions for Schindler's trip to Japan.
Box 2, Folder 7

Letter, 3 leaves in red ink, from FLW in Tokyo to RMS in Los Angeles, 20 Oct 1921

Scope and Content Note

FLW discusses Barnsdall house, Miss Barnsdall's refusal to pay, his plans to return from Japan as soon as he can.
Box 2, Folder 8

Correspondence, Nov-Dec 1921

Box 2, Folder 8

FLW ink sketch for brass fire screen and grate for "green" fireplace, Barnsdall, undated, after 5 Nov 1921?

Scope and Content Note

With note from Wright to RMS. With sheet of penciled figures by RMS.
Box 2, Folder 8

Typed letter (carbon) from RMS in Los Angeles to FLW in Tokyo, 8 Nov 1921

Scope and Content Note

RMS relates news about Barnsdall and relations with Miss Barnsdall. He writes that he is trying to raise money to build himself "a shack to live in."
Box 2, Folder 8

Typed letter (carbon) from RMS in Los Angeles to FLW in Tokyo, 7 Dec 1921

Scope and Content Note

RMS describes the cost of land and the house he is trying to build for himself, and asks if FLW will loan him $3,000.
Box 2, Folder 8

Typed letter (carbon) from RMS in Los Angeles to FLW in Tokyo, 26 Dec 1921

Scope and Content Note

RMS describes rain and leaks in Barnsdall house, problem with a Mr. Ray. RMS is trying to get some work and still has financial hurdles regarding house he is trying to build for himself. He refers to Neutra who is sorry the trip to Japan did not materialize.
Box 2, Folder 9

Correspondence and expense account, Jan - Aug 1922

Box 2, Folder 9

Letter, 1 sheet with envelope, from FLW at Taliesin to RMS in Los Angeles, 2 Jan 1922

Scope and Content Note

FLW rebukes RMS for never being explicit. Wright blames RMS for the leaks at Barnsdall. He also describes Lloyd's "overbearing traits." He states that he wants an exhibition in LA and asks RMS to find a suitable venue.
Box 2, Folder 9

Letter from FLW, on his own stationary (from Taliesin?) to RMS (in Los Angeles?), undated, 1922?

Scope and Content Note

FLW discusses his design for Barnsdall and discounts any influence on the design of the theater by Geddes [Norman bel Geddes] whose 1915 book Wright says he has not seen. He writes that he may come out there [Los Angeles], despite the "hill fiasco."
Box 2, Folder 9

Envelope from FLW to RMS, empty, postmarked April 1922

Scope and Content Note

For above letter?
Box 2, Folder 9

Statement concerning expenditures by R.M. Schindler for the account of Frank Lloyd Wright during the period October 1921 to August 1922, undated ca. Aug 1922

Scope and Content Note

Typed (carbon).
Box 2, Folder 9

Financial items, 1922

Scope and Content Note

Four cancelled checks and one receipt, all from Los Angeles, all dated 1922.
Box 2, Folder 10

Lowes house, Eagle Rock, Calif. Nov - Dec 1922

Box 2, Folder 10

Typed letter with ink annotations from FLW in Taliesin to RMS in Los Angeles, Nov 1922

Scope and Content Note

About design of Mrs. Lowes house. FLW states that he should not have left the design to "an assistant" [i.e., RMS] and that he is not going to continue to build in the old style.
Box 2, Folder 10

FLW notes, building details, undated, late 1922/1923?

Scope and Content Note

Typed notes with pencil annotations by FLW regarding Mrs. Lowes Eagle Rock, California house. Provides details of floors, walls, plan.
Box 2, Folder 10

FLW note to RMS and Lloyd Wright, undated, late 1922/1923?

Scope and Content Note

Pencilled note to "Rudolph and son Lloyd" about the problem of designing the small house [refers to notes above?].
Box 2, Folder 10

Typed letter (carbon) from RMS in Los Angeles to FLW at Taliesin, 17 Nov 1922

Scope and Content Note

Regarding design for Mrs. Lowes house. He describes budget and site and says he includes a sketch [not here].
Box 2, Folder 10

Typed letter (carbon, difficult to read) from RMS in Los Angeles to FLW at Taliesin, undated, probably Dec 1922

Scope and Content Note

Regarding Mrs. Lowes' requirements, budget and her objections to FLW's proposed plan.
Box 2, Folder 10

Telegram from FLW at Taliesin to RMS in Los Angeles, 5 Dec 1922

Scope and Content Note

Regarding Lowes house. FLW objects to bedrooms extending below ground and asks for snapshot of ground plan. With pencil annotations by RMS [for return message?].
Box 2, Folder 10

Typed letter, 4 leaves (carbon), from FLW at Taliesin to Mrs. Lowes, 14 Dec 1922

Scope and Content Note

FLW outlines his objections to the plan she suggested and makes counter-suggestions. With ink annotations by FLW.
Box 2, Folder 10

Letter, in pencil and ink, from FLW to RMS, undated, probably Dec 1922

Scope and Content Note

FLW asks RMS to persuade Mrs. Lowes of the advantages of Wright's plan. He asks RMS to bring Lloyd [Wright] into the project.
Box 2, Folder 11

Correspondence and autobiographical fragment, 1924-1925

Box 2, Folder 11

Letter, with envelope, from FLW at Taliesin to RMS in Los Angeles, 18 Aug 1924

Scope and Content Note

FLW discusses the personalities involved in the Barnsdall project, chides RMS, and declares that Miss Barnsdall "misrepresented everything."
Box 2, Folder 11

Carbon copy of handwritten letter, 2 leaves, from RMS in Los Angeles to FLW at Taliesin, 3 Sept 1924

Scope and Content Note

RMS states that he is hurt by FLW's letter, describes his understanding of the controversy between Barnsdall and FLW, and defends himself against FLW's charges.
Box 2, Folder 11

Letter with envelope from FLW at Taliesin to RMS in Los Angeles, postmarked 25 Sept 1924

Scope and Content Note

Letter continues the arguments of the above two letters.
Box 2, Folder 11

Portion of autobiographical essay by FLW, undated, 1925?

Scope and Content Note

Typed carbon copy, 4 leaves, with inked note "Given to the [illegible]."
Box 2, Folder 12

Letters of support regarding FLW vs. Miriam Noel, 1926

Box 2, Folder 12

Typed carbon copies of 7 letters from various people to FLW and Olga, undated and Oct 1926

Scope and Content Note

Writers express their condolences and outrage to FLW and Olga regarding the trouble Miriam Noel is causing. Letters from Jane [?], Harry Robinson, W. Newell, G. R. J. Herbert Fritz, Lucy M. Calhoun, Wm. Dawson, Jr. Most dated Oct 1926.
Box 2, Folder 13

Correspondence, Feb 1927, July 1929

Box 2, Folder 13

Letter from FLW in Washington, D.C. to RMS, 3 Feb 1927

Scope and Content Note

FLW thanks RMS for his "nice note," refers to the trouble caused by Miriam Noel, and says that Lloyd has "turned his back."
Box 2, Folder 13

Telegram form with handwritten message in pencil from RMS in Los Angeles to FLW at Taliesin, undated, probably 1929

Scope and Content Note

RMS says that he is applying for his license and needs a letter from FLW.
Box 2, Folder 13

Typed letter from FLW at Taliesin to RMS in Los Angeles, undated, probably 1929

Scope and Content Note

Apparently sent in response to RMS's application for his architectural license. FLW gives news of travel in the U.S. (145 cities), jobs (a hotel in the Arizona desert and a 23-story residence tower in NYC) and writes that he has another home in the Arizona desert.
Box 2, Folder 13

Typed letter (carbon) from RMS in Los Angeles to FLW at Taliesin, 17 July 1929

Scope and Content Note

RMS reports that the architectural licensing board believes that he (RMS) is a socialist. He asks for a letter from FLW and states "my architectural relation to you is against me."
Box 2, Folder 13

Short typed letter from FLW at Taliesin to RMS in Los Angeles, 24 July 1929

Scope and Content Note

FLW states why he believes RMS should be licensed.
Box 2, Folder 14

Correspondence, Aug 1929

Box 2, Folder 14

Typed letter (carbon) from RMS in Los Angeles to FLW at Taliesin, 2 Aug 1929

Scope and Content Note

RMS writes that he appreciates FLW's letter of recommendation but believes it will do him more harm than good. RMS gives news: he has completed a house in Catalina and is working on another in South Pasadena; Neutra is building a residence in the Hollywood hills. RMS writes that a few of the large firms in LA are "trying to go 'Modern'...without a grain of imagination. Taliesin is still the center."
Box 2, Folder 14

Typed letter from FLW at Taliesin to RMS in Los Angeles, 7 Aug 1929

Scope and Content Note

FLW's letter to RMS encloses 7 letters of recommendation for RMS to choose from for the Board of Architects of Southern California and his license application. All dated 7 August 1929.