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Guide to the Theodore Wores Papers, 1880-1999
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Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence, 1880-1909

 

Letter to Theodore Wores, San Francisco from William Keith, Munich, Germany, January 30, 1884. Keith relates printing problems. Eva Withrow. 1884

 

Letter to Theodore Wores, New York, from D.W. McCall, Montreal, Canada, July 29, 1898.

 

Letter to Theodore Wores, San Francisco, from Orrin Peck, Washington, D.C., March 4, 1901. See also Orrin Peck, October 5, 1902. Mrs. [Phoebe ] Hearst. 1901

 

Letter to Theodore Wores, San Francisco, from [ _. _. ?] Gilchrist, Matautu[?], Hawaii, May 3, 1902

 

Letter to Theodore Wores, Honolulu, Hawaii, from Roland F. [_________?], (M. Knoedler & Co.), London, September 9, 1902 1902

 

Letter to Theodore Wores, San Francisco, from Orrin Peck, Pleasonton, California, October 5, 1902 Mrs. [ Phoebe] Hearst.

 

Letter to Theodore Wores, New York, [?] Garath [?], New York, December 30, 1902 1902

 

Letter to Thodore Wores, New York, from Adile Gardiner, New York, January 12, 1903.

 

Letter to Theodore Wores, New York, from Charles de Kay, New York, March 5, 1903.

 

Letter to Theodore Wores, New York, from A. Esterbrook [?], Boston, April 2, 1903.

 

Letter to Theodore Wores, New York, from George B. Mallon, New York, May 2, 1903. (See also letters from George B. Mallon, March 28, 1913 and February 8, 1915). 1903

 

Letter to Theodore Wores, Los Angeles, from Ida Evelyn Russell [Mrs.Alexander Russell], San Francisco, February 19, 1906. The Right Reverend Shaker Sayen, Lord Abbot of Kamakura. (See also letter from Ida Evelyn Russell, May 10, 1906.) 1906

 

Letter to Theodore Wores, Los Angeles, from Ida Evelyn Russell [Mrs Alexander Russell], May 10,1906. San Francisco earthquake of April, 1906. (See also letter from Ida Evelyn Russell, February 19, 1906.) 1906

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence, 1910-1919

 

Letter to Theodore Wores, Honolulu, from Robert H. Fletcher, San Francisco, November 12, 1910. 1910

 

Postcard to Theodore Wores, Honolulu, from P. Eyre Macpline, Venice, Italy, December 7, 1910. 1910

 

Letter to Theodore Wores, San Francisco from George Barry Mallon, New York, March 28, 1913. The Delineator, The Woman's Magazine, Adventure. (See also letters from George Barry Mallon, May 2, 1903 and February 8, 1915.) 1913

 

Letter to Theodore Wores, San Francisco, from C. A. Hamond [ ?], Norfolk, England, April 8, 1913. 1913

 

Letter to Theodore Wores, San Francisco, from Peter F. Dunne, San Francisco, June 3, 1913. 1913

 

Postcard to Theodore Wores, San Francisco, from [_________?], Haden [?], France, June 27, l913. 1913

 

Letter to Theodore Wores, San Francisco, from W. Sproule, San Francisco, December 17, 1913. 1913

 

Letter to Theodore Wores, San Francisco, from George Barry Mallon, New York, February 8, 1915. (See also letters from George B. Mallon, May 2, 1903 and March 28, 1913.) 1915

 

Letter to Theodore Wores, San Francisco, from Agnes [Ketia ?] Smith, Perak, Federated Malay States, March 11, 1915. 1915

 

Letter to Theodore Wores, San Francisco, from Frank Duveneck, Cincinnati,, March 27, 1915 ( See also letters from Frank Duveneck, April 19, 1915, and May 17, 1915.) 1915

 

Letter to Theodore Wores, San Francisco, from H. Shugio [?], San Francisco, April 18,1915. 1915

 

Letter to Theodore Wores, San Francisco, from Frank Duveneck, Cincinnati, April 19, 1915 ( See also, letters from Frank Duveneck, March 27 and May 17, 1915.) 1915

 

Letter to Theodore Wores, San Francisco, from Frank Duveneck Cincinnati, May 17, 1915. ( See also, letters from Frank Duveneck, March 27, 1915 and April 19, 1915.) 1915

 

Letter to Theodore Wores, San Francisco, from Walter Sandoni [?], Riverside, California, February 3, 1917. 1917

 

Letter to Theodore Wores, New York, from Charles L. Freer, Detroit, December 22, 1917. 1917

 

Invitation to Theodore Wores, New York, from Walter Damrosch, [New York?], [December, 1917]. See also Walter Damrosch, March 21, 1918. 1917

 

Card to Theodore Wores, New York, from Robert Chrett [?], Hubbard Woods, Illinois, January 9, 1918. 1918

 

Letter to Theodore Wores,[New York], from Walter Damrosch, New York, March 21, 1918. (See also invitation from Walter Damrosch, [December 1917].) 1918

 

Envelope [only] to Theodore Wores, San Francisco, from [?], April 22, 1919. 1919

Box 1, Folder 3

Correspondence, 1920-1929

 

Letter to Theodore Wores, San Francisco,from John W. Beatty, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 26, 1920. Carnegie Institute.

 

Letter to Theodore Wores, San Francisco, from Elihu Root, San Francisco, March 16, 1923. 1923

 

Letter to Theodore Wores, San Francisco, from James D. Phelan, San Francisco, December 22, 1924. ( See also card from James D. Phelan, September 15, 1926.) 1924

 

Letter to Theodore Wores, Santa Clara, California, from Harriet Monroe, Bellingham, Washington, March 30, 1926. 1926

 

Postcard to Theodore Wores, Saratoga, California, from James D. Phelan, San Francisco, September 15, 1926. (See also letter from James D. Phelan, December 22, 1924.) 1926

 

Letter to Theodore Wores, San Francisco, from J. M. Davis, New York, September 24, 1926. 1926

 

Letter to Theodore Wores, San Francisco, from G. P. Jacomb-Hood, Calcutta, India, February 2, 1927. (See also letter from G.P. Jacomb-Hood, June 26, 1927.) 1927

 

Letter to Theodore Wores, San Francisco, from Ivanhoe Whitted, Columbus City, Iowa, March 6, 1927 1927

 

Letter to Theodore Wores, San Francisco, from G.P. Jacomb-Hood, London, June 26, 1927. (See also letter from G.P. Jacomb-Hood, February 2, 1927) 1927

 

Letter to Theodore Wores, San Francisco, from Alexander B. Trowbridge, Washington D.C., February 28, 1928. 1928

 

Letter to Theodore Wores, San Francisco, from Edgar Stillman Kelley, Oroville, California, August 25, 1928 1928

Box 1, Folder 4

Correspondence, 1930-1939

 

Letter to Theodore Wores, San Francisco, from Mrs. Alma B. Spreckels, San Francisco, March 27, 1931. 1931

 

Letter to Theodore Wores, San Francisco, from Mabel R. Gillis, Sacramento, California, March 31, 1931. 1931

 

Letter to Theodore Wores, San Francisco, from George H. Hotaling San Francisco, April 16, 1931, with a copy of a letter to A. Harry Field, from George Hotaling, April, 17, 1931. 1931

 

Letter to Theodore Wores, San Francisco, from A. Harry Field, San Francisco, with enclosure. Envelope dated April 21, 1931. 1931

 

Letter to Theodore Wores, San Francisco, from Percy Gray, [ Location unknown], April 27, 1931. 1931

 

Letter to Theodore Wores, San Francisco, from Douglas Tilden, Berkeley, California, February 1, 1932. 1932

 

Letter to Theodore Wores, San Francisco, from Jane Amundsen, Sacramento, California, March 18, 1932. 1932

 

Letter to Theodore Wores, San Francisco, from William Ritchell, Carmel Highlands, California, February 19, 1933. 1933

 

Letter to Theodore Wores from the Bay Area Art Association, with membership forms enclosed, envelope dated October 17, 1935. 1935

 

Letter to Theodore Wores, San Francisco, from J. Anthony Smythe, San Francisco, envelope dated October 17, 1937. 1937

 

Annotated letter (copy) to Andrew Summers Rowan, from Jose Zarza, Consul for Cuba, July 27, 1938. sent to Theodore Wores, 1938 February 6, 1939. [1939]

Box 1, Folder 5

Correspondence, Undated

 

Letter to Theodore Wores, from Charles Rollo Peters n.d.

 

Notecard to Theodore Wores, from M. Townsend, New York, April 21 [no year date] n.d.

 

Notecard to Theodore Wores, from [?] . dated November 21 [no year date] n.d.

Box 1, Folder 6

Business Matters

 

Declaration of copyright of a Painting by Theodore Wores, New York, signed by A. R. Spofford, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., March 25, 1899. 1899

 

List of steps necessary to secure copyright, under Act of 1909, as amended, to Theodore Wores, San Francisco, from Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., September 30, 1913. 1913

 

Envelope [only] to Theodore Wores from Library of Congress, [copyright section], November 19, 1914 1914

 

Entry forms and prospectus for 13th Biennial Exhibition,( December 1932-January 1933), to Theodore Wores, San Francisco, from the Corcoran Gallery, Washington D.C., September 12, 1932. 1932

Box 1, Folder 7

Exhibit Catalog, "Theodore Wores Retrospective," Kennedy Galleries, New York, May 4-June 1, 1973

Box 1, Folder 8

Exhibit Catalog, "Theodore Wores," Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, San Francisco, 1974.

Box 1, Folder 9

Exhibit Catalog, "Theodore Wores, The Japanese Years," the Oakland (California) Museum, March 16-May 16,1976.

Box 1, Folder 10

Exhibit Catalog, "Theodore Wores,1859-1939. A Retrospective," Huntsville Museum of Art [Alabama], March 16-April 27, 1980.

Box 1, Folder 11

Exhibit Catalog, "The Art of Theodore Wores," Asahi Shimbun, Tokyo, Kyoto, Yokohama, May-September 1986.

Box 1, Folder 12

Exhibit Catalog, "Theodore Wores, 1859-1939," Wunderlich and Company, New York, March 18-April 17, 1987.

Box 1, Folder 13

Exhibit Catalog, "Theodore Wores, An American Artist in Meiji Japan," Pacific Asia Museum, [Los Angeles ?], 1993

Box 1, Folder 14

Theodore Wores: Artist in Search of the Picturesque, by Lewis Ferbrache`, San Francisco, 1968, 63 pages [Biography]. Published in connection with a retrospective exhibit of Wores' paintings at the Calilfornia Historical Museum (San Francisco), Triton Museum ( Santa Clara, California), and Carmel Museum of Art (Carmel, Califoria), 1968-1969.

Box 1, Folder 15

"A San Francisco Painter, Theodore Wores," by Gary A. Reynolds, American Art Review, September/October 1976, pp. 101-117. Retrospective review of Wores' work. 1976

Box 1, Folder 16

Theodore Wores and the Beginnings of Internationalism in Northern California Painting:1874-1915, Library Associates, University Library, University of California at Davis, 1978,42 pp. Frank Duveneck, William Merritt Chase, Frank Currier, Taos School, Joseph Henry Sharp. 1978

Box 1, Folder 17

From Exposition to Exposition: Progressive and Conservative, Northern California Painting, 1915-1939. Joseph Armstrong Baird, Jr, Editor. Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California, 1981. Development of modern art in California. Theodore Wores, Clay Spohn, Hans Hoffman, others. 1981

Box 1, Folder 18

"Theodore Wores's Chinese Fishmonger in a Cosmopolitan Context," The American Art Journal , Vol. VI, No 1, Winter, 1984. (pp. 65-75) 1984

Box 1, Folder 19

"The Passing of Picturesque Chinatown as Viewed by the Artists," by Theodore Wores and Amadee Joullin, The San Francisco Call, Sunday, (5 pp., typescript ), n.d.

Box 1, Folder 20

Theodore Wores: Copies of San Francisco Newspaper Publicity (Additional). February 16, 1879 to April 10, 1910, 1879- with summaries. Loose leaf. (63 pp.)

Box 1, Folder 21

Exhibit Catalog, "TheWorld of Theodore Wores," Iris and B Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University, Stanford, California, June 23-August 29,1999

Box 2, Folder 1

Bound Volume of Newspaper and Other Publicity on Theodore Wores and his Work. (86 pp., Announcements, Reviews, Commentary, Notes.) Applegarth Studio, London, 1881-Chelsea Testimonial, 1891. 1902

Box 2, Folder 2

Bound Volume of Newspaper and Other Publicity on Theodore Wores and his Work. (96 pp.) Photo portrait 1902- of Mrs. Wores. Controversy: traditionalists vs. modernists. 1938

Box 3, Folder 1

Bound magazines containing articles by Theodore Wores. "An American Artist in Japan," The Century Illustrated Monthly, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 5, September 1889 (pp. 670-686). "The Wisteria Shrine of Kanseido," The Cosmopolitan, Vol. XXV, No. 1, May 1898 (pp.15-22). "Ah Gau's New Year's Celebration," St .Nicholas Magazine for Young Folks, Vol. XXIV, No, 4, February 1898 (pp.293-298). "Japanese Flower Arrangement," Scribner's Magazine, Vol. XXVI. No. 2, August 1899 (pp. 205-212). "Nature and People in Japan," The Century Illustrated Monthly, Vol. XXXIX, No.2, 1889-December, 1889, (pp. 231-239).1899

Box 4

Exhibit Placards, location of Theodore Wores' Studio pre-1906,and an anecdote regarding Wores and a woman's portrait. (2 placards). n.d.

Box 4

Photographs of Theodore Wores' studio, pre-1906, San Francisco. (4 framed photographs, labeled 2-1, 2-2, 2-3, and 2-4.n.d.

Box 5

Wooden Paint Box belonging to Theodore Wores, n.d.

Box 6, Folder 1

Theodore Wores as a Young Man. (2 B/W photo portraits, 8" x 10") n.d. [1880?]

Box 6, Folder 2

Photograph album containing copies of Theodore Wores' Japanese and Chinatown paintings, and from his Munich days (24 pp. l4" x 18" sepia tone photos) n.d. [1880's]

Box 7

Theodore Wores' oil painting palette.wooden, (approx. 2-ft. long [Vertical crack] [1890+]

OS Box 8, Folder 1

Placard announcing permanent Wores exhibit at Saratoga Art Gallery ( 1 placard 2" x 4 ") (97-20.1) [1930?]

OS Box 8, Folder 2

Photo of Theodore Wores at his easel (1 photo) ( 97-201.1) [1930?]

OS Box 8, Folder 3

Mounted photo of painting by Wores of his Saratoga studio (97-20.1) [1930?]

OS Box 8, Folder 4

Colored and B/W photoprints of sketches of Villa Montalvo, 1925 & Saratoga, California, former home of James D. Phelan. 1927 (2 prints) (97-20.1)

OS Box 8, Folder 5

Photocopy of postcard to Wores from James D. Phelan (97-20.1) 1936

OS Box 8, Folder 6

Mounted newsclip with illustration by John W. Winker. (97-20.1) 1924

OS Box 8, Folder 7

Mounted photographs and newspaper photos of exterior of Wores' studio and blossom paintings, Saratoga, California. (5 photos, 1 clip) (97-20.1) 1930

Map File Case 9, Folder 1

Newspaper illustrations of California blossom time, San Francisco Chronicle Rotogravure , March 29, 1925 ( 4pp.). Review of Wores' painting in Saratoga, California, Los Gatos Mail News, December 3, 1925. "Passing of Chinatown," The Sunday Call [19--?]. Photos of paintings by Theodore Wores and Amadee Joullin. (97-201.1) 1925

Map File Case 9, Folder 2

Mounted photographs, Theodore Wores and his studio, Saratoga, California. (11 photos) (97-20.1) n.d. [1926?]

Map File Case 9, Folder 3

Mounted newsclippings and illustrations of Theodore Wores and his studio, Saratoga, California. (97-20.1) 1923-