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Bruno Chap Books, Tanka and Haikai

 

Japanese Rhythms

 

My Rubaiyat, third edition

 

Last Thirty Days of Christ (four copies)

 

Photocopies of scrapbooks

Box 46 (oversized)

Pringle scrapbook: Sadakichi Hartmann's art essays

 

"Red" scrapbook

 

Atma Dorothea Gilliland, two scrapbooks

 

Extra pages of scrapbooks

List Addendum

Box 11a, Folder 1

1907, October 9

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

She is out of town, he wishes he could had been with her "during the day when the sun shines in early in the morning."
Box 11a, Folder 1

1907, October 15

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, n.p.

Scope and Content Note

He wants her to stick to her program, she is traveling too fast for him.
Box 11a, Folder 2

1909, August 9

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, Philadelphia, Pa.

Scope and Content Note

He wonders why she thinks he will object of her going to visit her sick mother!
Box 11a, Folder 2

1909, August 12

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 4, ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

He writes that he had "packed up things with the studio."
Box 11a, Folder 3

1910, January 25

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

He wants his wife to stop "weeping. Thre is no earthly use in that unless it gives you pleasure."
Box 11a, Folder 3

1910, April, 15

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, San Francisco, CA
Box 11a, Folder 3

1910, October 9

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

He writes, "I like to drink and want to drink but not too much, and that is more difficult than not drinking at all. It takes more will power."
Box 11a, Folder 3

1910, November 5

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, Buffalo, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

He believes he is a little nearer to the goal, but does not know yet "exactly how I have made out."
Box 11a, Folder 3

1910, November 18

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

A letter containing money order "got astray, but it will be traced, so it will reach me, I hope, soon."
Box 11a, Folder 4

1911, October 5

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, Erie, Pa.

Scope and Content Note

He compares porches of Erie with Buffelo.
Box 11a, Folder 4

1911, December 20

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, Kane, Pa.
Box 11a, Folder 5

1912, August 5

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, Philadelphia, Pa.

Scope and Content Note

He is sending a receipt of the insurance of the "goods" that he is mailing.
Box 11a, Folder 5

1912, August 23

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, n.p.

Scope and Content Note

His asthma is "pretty bad."
Box 11a, Folder 6

1914, December 3

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, Detroit, Mich.

Scope and Content Note

He writes his lectures "now don't take place at all, there is a general revolt...I can tell it some day to you much better than explain it by writiing."
Box 11a, Folder 6

1914, February 19

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, St. Louis, Mo.

Scope and Content Note

He still does not know if he will stay in St. Louis. He is wondering how the children are changing and is hoping that "growing more beautiful than your description."
Box 11a, Folder 6

1914, December 9

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 3 pp., ALS, St. Louis, Mo.

Scope and Content Note

He is listing a list of things that his wife should send him.
Box 11a, Folder 6

1914, December 6

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, St. Louis, Mo.

Scope and Content Note

He thinks his Western campaign has begun; there was an article in the paper of Sunday, December 6 issue, "I may soon start something but I am badly handicapped by lack of money."
Box 11a, Folder 6

1914, November 29

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, St. Louis, Mo.

Scope and Content Note

He has moved to a new address and has seen a few poeple, "things seems to be rather slow...today is Sunday, and I well see nobody but just write letters."
Box 11a, Folder 6

1914, November 26

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, Columbus, Ohio

Scope and Content Note

He has always money problem. In this letter he is trying to comfort his wife, "I am sorry, dear, that your debts worry you. Mine do too, but cheer up, we will get along somehow."
Box 11a, Folder 6

1914, November 25

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, Columbus, Ohio

Scope and Content Note

He had lunch with a family in their house; he writes "we too some day will have a palace that W. & M. can play in it."
Box 11a, Folder 6

1914, November 24

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, Columbus, Ohio

Scope and Content Note

He finds it almost impossible to meet the exact hour of the appointments.
Box 11a, Folder 6

1914, October 27

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, Detroit, Mich.

Scope and Content Note

Schmidt is finally coming back, so he would know what he is going to do, "I am rather tired and disgusted and upset."
Box 11a, Folder 6

1914, October 21

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, Detroit, Mich.

Scope and Content Note

Ford is running for Senate, representing Lansing, Mich.
Box 11a, Folder 6

1914, October 17

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 4 pp., ALS, Detroit, Mich.

Scope and Content Note

One evening at the hotel, six people came to him and introduced themeselves. He believes they recognized him from his pictures in the newspapers or in his books, and he finds it "quite remarkable."
Box 11a, Folder 6

1914, October 14

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, Detroit, Mich.

Scope and Content Note

He will give a talk to the students of the School of Design; after the talk there will be tea and he is "supposed to meet a very rich old lady."
Box 11a, Folder 6

1914, October 9

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, Detroit, Mich.

Scope and Content Note

He lost his cane on the way to Detroit.
Box 11a, Folder 6

1914, December 15

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, St. Louis, Mo.

Scope and Content Note

He writes "I'll come home after my St. Louis experience, I rather starve in S.A. than here." He aslo says that streets are filled with unemployed people, who have no money to spare.
Box 11a, Folder 6

1914, January 19

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, St. Louis, Mo.
Box 11a, Folder 6

1914, January 2

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, Buffalo, N.Y.
Box 11a, Folder 6

1914, February 9

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, St. Louis, Mo.

Scope and Content Note

Followup to his February 8 letter
Box 11a, Folder 6

1914, January 4

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, St. Louis, Mo.

Scope and Content Note

After his lecture, there will be a party where 200 people are invited.
Box 11a, Folder 6

1914, January 15

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 3 pp., ALS, St. Louis, Mo.

Scope and Content Note

He hopes his lecture "will be a huge success." Afte the lecture buffet lunch will be served.
Box 11a, Folder 6

1914, January 8

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, St. Louis, Mo.

Scope and Content Note

He writes that he had forgotten to take the "cut of the bookplate with" him.
Box 11a, Folder 6

1914, January 21

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, St. Louis, Mo.

Scope and Content Note

He wants her to send him the gas bill that he "will attend to it."
Box 11a, Folder 6

1914, January 26

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, St. Louis, Mo.

Scope and Content Note

He has been appointed the director of an "X" art school.
Box 11a, Folder 6

1914, January 31

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, St. Louis, Mo.

Scope and Content Note

While sleeping he swollowed his plate, which had stucked in his throat, and had to go to the hospital to have it pull out.
Box 11a, Folder 6

1914, February 2

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, St. Louis, Mo.

Scope and Content Note

It seems his wife did not like two people that he was working with in St. Louis, "nor I am astonished that you did not like them - whom did you ever like - it is not necessary either, but it is nice if you can get along with all people and care just for a few."
Box 11a, Folder 6

1914, February 5

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, St. Louis, Mo.

Scope and Content Note

He is sending her money for the gas bill and informs her that he is having a new plate made.
Box 11a, Folder 6

1914, February 8

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, St. Louis, Mo.

Scope and Content Note

He has received the news of the birth of his second daughter; wonders how Wistaria reacted to her and writes that "will know this week wether I am going to stay in St. Louis or not."
Box 11a, Folder 6

1914, January 10

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 4 pp., ALS, St. Louis, Mo.

Scope and Content Note

He writes that the "book does not sell as well as it should be. I am listing it but that cost money."
Box 11a, Folder 6a

1915, December 18

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 5 pp., ALS, Savannah, Ga.

Scope and Content Note

He describes his trip from Baltimore to Savannah on a boat. He writes that "this will be a memorable trip as it is the first time I really go South...The passengers are rather dull, hardly a pretty woman on board...a lot of old men, and some big fat men and women that eat... quantities of the rather good food."
Box 11a, Folder 6a

1915, December 26

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

He went to see Ryder. He thinks he looks a men over 70. He writes "what is the matter with all men that they degenerate so early in life."
Box 11a, Folder 6a

1915, December 24

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

He complains about money, "if I can make...money, what is the use of leading a strenuous life."
Box 11a, Folder 6a

1915, December 9

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

He finally has a check to pay the gas bill and the rent.
Box 11a, Folder 6a

1915, December 16

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, Atlanta, Ga.

Scope and Content Note

On his way from Washington to New York, he will go to the "Theresa after all, as I can get special rates and it is more centrally located."
Box 11a, Folder 6a

1915, December 16

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, Atlanta, Ga.

Scope and Content Note

He writes that he does not "regret of having made the trip, I get a lot of material for pictures and a story, I always wanted to write something about the colored people, and this it may lead to something else in the picture."
Box 11a, Folder 6a

1915, December 13

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, Savannah, Ga.

Scope and Content Note

He writes about the gallery, "no arts and craft ... not even a first class photographer, but quite a good gallery, with some excellent pictures." (it includes an excerpt about his impression of Sevannah and the gallery)
Box 11a, Folder 6a

1915, December 13

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 4 pp., ALS, Savannah, Ga.

Scope and Content Note

He describes houses in Savannah; he writes about the branches of the trees, "strange, are also the yellow leaves." About the cemetery, "is the much beautiful cemetery I have ever seen."
Box 11a, Folder 6a

1915, February 11

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 4 pp., ALS, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

Scope and Content Note

Mock wants him to write another article about him and that will "square the debt." He wants his wife to send him the pholto of Mock, which he believes is "in...suitcase in the grey cardboard."
Box 11a, Folder 6a

1915, December 10

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

He is going to Atlanta, after that he will be back to New York to start a ...movement, "I mean perform some plays..."
Box 11a, Folder 6a

1915, November 6

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

He promises his wife to pay the gas bill, and will do his best to raise a part of the money that they owe to the landlord.
Box 11a, Folder 6a

1915, December 10

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 4 pp., ALS, Baltimore, Md.

Scope and Content Note

He is in the train for Baltimore. He will try to get home for Christmas, if only for a day or two.
Box 11a, Folder 6a

1915, February 12

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, Binghamton, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

It seems he owes to his landlord some $45.00 rent. He wants her to write to their friend Carl E. Schmidt for money, "flatter him a little."
Box 11a, Folder 6a

1915, December 4

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

He is in New York to make some money, but so far he has only two dollers to send to his wife. He is pleased that the hall where he gave a talk was full, and 20-30 people were standing.
Box 11a, Folder 6a

1915, December 6

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 3 pp., ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

He writes about his second meeting being as "crowded as first, even more so...The audience is not as stupid as you may think--guite a number of artists, Jewish poets, librry girls, etc."
Box 11a, Folder 6a

1915, September 4

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, Cleveland, Ohio

Scope and Content Note

He writes about "Old Schmidt" who had opened a new pashionable place near the hotel. "Strange that people who have enough money to retire always want to make more."
Box 11a, Folder 7

1916, April 8

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

He writes her that he has not written to her brother, only long time ago to her mather, who it seems, has neglected to mention it to her. "Nobody has a right to dictate to you." He wants her to come to St. Louis, "Nobody will make trouble, if you love me and trust me absolutely. Thie is an education for all of us."
Box 11a, Folder 7

1916, February 20

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 PP., ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

Follow up. It seems they have forged checks in addition to other illegal activities. He writes that going to prison does not concern him, "I don't care if I go to jail for 5 years, you will too."
Box 11a, Folder 7

1916, March 4

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 14 pp., ALS, Philadelphia, Pa.

Scope and Content Note

He tells his wife that he has been always loyal to her and has not been with other women for the last 4 years. He promised to take care of her, "if you are really dying away...I will take care of you and nurse you as nobody else can."
Box 11a, Folder 7

1916, March 17

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 5 pp., ALS, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

Scope and Content Note

He wants to know why she sold the furniture, how much she got, who sold it for her, "this is absolutely necessary for my welfare." (includes pictures)
Box 11a, Folder 7

1916, March 30?

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

He wishes her happiness, "be happy if you can, but you have destroyed my life and happiness completely...I do not blame you; well what is the use. So long for the last time."
Box 11a, Folder 7

1916, November 6

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 4 pp., ALS, San Francisco, Ca.

Scope and Content Note

He likes San Francisco; he wants her to move there with her children...but before she moves she should sell a picture of Hughes...he is always in need of money.
Box 11a, Folder 7

1916, February 18

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, Buffalo, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

Another follow up letter, "you will come back to me by the 29th of February...or I will make public all those little transactions...I absolutely mean what I said...I do not care what happens to me."
Box 11a, Folder 7

1916, February 19

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 3 pp., ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

He writes, "I love you, and will die without you, so please do what you can, by the 26th (in Sadakichi Hartmann will cease to exist) at 12 p.m. that night," then he adds (just kiding).
Box 11a, Folder 7

1916, April 29

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, St. Lous, Mo.

Scope and Content Note

He wants her to meet him at Denver to dicide where to go from there. "We won't stay there...You do not need to be afraid of anything, besides they do not need to know." It seems he is referring to the problems that they were having.
Box 11a, Folder 7

1916, January 2

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 3 pp., ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

He is booked for about 7 or 8 readings and talks; he expect to be home by the 18th or 19th of January and he hopes his wife finds time to do somthing else "besides cleaning, mending and watering the flowers."
Box 11a, Folder 7

1916, February 18

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 6 pp., ALS, Buffalo, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

It seems his wife has left him and gone to Colrado Springs. He accuses her of making him the "laughing stock of the village." Also land lord locked him out and "I am now absolutely homeless." He asks his wife if "was it your intention to get rid of me and kill me?"
Box 11a, Folder 7

1916, February 18

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 11 pp., ALS, Buffalo, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

Follow up letter. He wants her back, if she would not come back until February 27, he will "inform the district attorneys of all states where we did something illegal together." He accuses her having an affair with Krang, "I suppose he always came when I was not at home, and the child may not even be mine."
Box 11a, Folder 7

1916, April 1

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 4 pp., ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

He wants to know where she would like to move; he preperres the west such as Santa Baraba. He also scolds her, "You are a very very bad girl and mother, as you do not seem to understand the one person who loved you...some day again will talk...and be nicer to me."
Box 11a, Folder 8

1918, March 27

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, San Francisco, Ca.

Scope and Content Note

He does not want to go where his wife is, "I get a cough each time I come back. I don't mind that as long as it is not asthma."
Box 11a, Folder 8

1918, May 8

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, San Francisco, Ca.

Scope and Content Note

His asthma is over for the time being, and he will write again as soon as there are any news to tell. He is expecting something from M.P., "if M.P. would send something, it would be a great help."
Box 11a, Folder 8

1918, May 6

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, San Francisco, Ca.

Scope and Content Note

He is expecting a letter from the Chambers, and if letter "should come, let me know at once, don't send it."
Box 11a, Folder 8

1918, March 15

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, San Francisco, Ca.

Scope and Content Note

He is looking for a house and hoping to pay it in installments.
Box 11a, Folder 8

1918, March

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, San Francisco, Ca.

Scope and Content Note

He writes about Alma Sprechels (she seems to have connection with the Belgium Relief Fund), "she is so stupid or rather tired out. She would like to be a leader but somehow can't manage to be recognized as
Box 11a, Folder 8

1918, May 6

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, San Francisco, Ca.

Scope and Content Note

It seems the weather in San Mateo (where his wife lives) causing his asthma to come back. He complains that for 32 hours he had it, "I will never come to San Mateo again if I can help it."
Box 11a, Folder 9

1920, January 28

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, New york, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

He thanks his wife for her trouble of finding a lost page and sending it to him.
Box 11a, Folder 9

1920, January 12

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, New york, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

He writes that "it will please you to know that I have a new coat."
Box 11a, Folder 9

1920, January 30

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, Philadelphia, Pen.

Scope and Content Note

He had an asthma attack and had to call an osteopath.
Box 11a, Folder 9

1920, February 2

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, Philadelphia, Pen.

Scope and Content Note

He is complaining about the cold, " some of the nights must have been terrifically cold."
Box 11a, Folder 9

1920, February 10

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

He wants to know if he has mailed $10.00 to his wife. If she has not received it, he must have lost it.
Box 11a, Folder 9

1920, February 18

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

He writes that his book is coming along, but his health is still very poor.
Box 11a, Folder 9

1920, January 31

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, Philadelphia, Pen.

Scope and Content Note

He writes "what a wonderful blessful feeling it is, to be able to lie down again at full length without any breathing difficulty."
Box 11a, Folder 10

1921, June 13

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

He wants to go home on weekends, because he writes on saturday and sunday all offices are closed in New York, and everybody goes away.
Box 11a, Folder 10

1921, September 12

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

He has made his mind to leave New York after a series of lectures in October.
Box 11a, Folder 10

1921, August 15

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

He lunched with "Brugrenie," talking about "Moore?" and he is hoping that "B" will get some more photographs out of it.
Box 11a, Folder 10

1921, August 8

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

He is struggling from day to day "just to get hold of a few dollars." If he can not make it in New York, he will start a lecturing tour in September.
Box 11a, Folder 10

1921, August 4

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

He writes that his asthma was pretty bad when he arrived in New York, then it changed into a "dismal cough."
Box 11a, Folder 10

1921, August 22

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

He is writing all the time and has already sent six articles to the publishers.
Box 11a, Folder 10

1921, June 14

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

He advises his wife to use "iodine" for the itch of the children, "I fear it will take the children a week to get over it; wash them as little as possible."
Box 11a, Folder 10

1921, August 18

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

He asks his wife to go to the Castle and ask if they can have the house, "I have the 35 and we better take it at once.
Box 11a, Folder 10

1921, June 11

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

He expresses his grief over the death of his daughter Marigold, "I miss her so much. There is no event in my life which has shown me the futility of things as much as her death."
Box 11a, Folder 10

1921, June 23

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

Whenever he is alone, his thoughts invariably turns to their daughter Marigold. " It is difficult to persuade myself that she is gone."
Box 11a, Folder 10

1921, November 28

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 4 pp., ALS, Asheville, N.C.

Scope and Content Note

He does not like the people of Asheville. "They seems to think of nothing else but to soack the tourists and invalids." He wants his wife to move with him, and points out that they would not stay there for ever, "but a year or so would not be bad."
Box 11a, Folder 10

1921, October 12

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

Concerns money.
Box 11a, Folder 10

1921, October 21

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 4 pp., ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

He writes he is hungry, but he "can't charge in the hotel so have to be satisfied with a cup of coffee from outside...Pardon my sins and keep the children warm. There is still hope."
Box 11a, Folder 10

1921, October 24

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 pp., ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

Concerns his health. "I just managed to give the first lecture. There is only one thing to do: to leave as soon as possible."
Box 11a, Folder 10

1921, August 12

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

He is pleased that his financial situation is getting better.
Box 11a, Folder 10

1921, November 4

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 4 pp., ALS, Asheville, N.C.

Scope and Content Note

Since he does not life the ordinary hotels and hate boarding houses, he lives in a "House of Mystery." His first talk in Asheville will be to the Asheville photographers.
Box 11a, Folder 10

1921, August 24

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

He is making plans to take a few trips with his wife.
Box 11a, Folder 10

1921, December 17

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 6 pp., ALS, Asheville, N.C.

Scope and Content Note

He went horse back riding and fell hurting three fingers of his left hand, but nothing serious. He is getting ready for an art exhibition.
Box 11a, Folder 10

1921, December 21

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, Asheville, N.C.

Scope and Content Note

Because he has no money and it is already late, he is not going to send anything for Christmas. He wishes that children should have a pleasant time. He also writes that the door had fallen on his right foot, for three days he could not walk, had too much pain.
Box 11a, Folder 10

1921, December 22

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, Asheville, N.C.

Scope and Content Note

He is sending her some money and he is very concern for not hearing from her.
Box 11a, Folder 10

1921, December 25

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 4 pp., ALS, Asheville, N.C.

Scope and Content Note

He is unhappy in Acheville, he wants to move back to New York, but he has no money. He thinks he can get a few hundre dollars, if he can sell a painting. He also writes that "the chances for photographic work are everywhere the same. If you had once mastered the trade you could get work easy enough."
Box 11a, Folder 10

1921, September 10

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

He had a meeting with "Chenbr?" which is "always a stenuous affair. He likes my article about him. This article will surely go over and I hope to get a good price for it."
Box 11a, Folder 10

1921, September 5

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

When he was sending his friend "Old Schmidt from detroit" to Germany, he met some of his acquaintances among the passengers, "it made me feel blue as I would like to go too."
Box 11a, Folder 10

1921, September 2

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

He has been writing all week. Monday being the Labor day, he can not send her money, but if she needs money, he advise her to borrow some from Mr. B.
Box 11a, Folder 10

1921, August 26

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

Concerns his health.
Box 11a, Folder 10

1921, November 3

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, Asheville, N.C.

Scope and Content Note

He writes about his impression of North Carolina.
Box 11b, Folder 1

1922, December 19

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, Memphis, Tenn.

Scope and Content Note

He is on his way to Albuquerque but has no more money to leave Memphis. He wants her to make sure that "children have some sort of a Christmas. I will try and forget that is is Christmas and eat doughnuts for dinner."
Box 11b, Folder 1

1922, September 23

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 5 pp., ALS, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Scope and Content Note

It seems he has sent 200 letters to advertise his pastils. He has received only 29 answers--"literary men 2, business 2, artists 4, photographers 2, rich men 3, pinters 5, sculptors 5, married ladies 4, ordinary business men 2." He has sold one pastil.
Box 11b, Folder 1

1922, December 29

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, Memphis, Tenn.

Scope and Content Note

He has to make up his mind to go to New York or to Albuquerque, "to go back to N.Y. or to stay here for instance in Memphis means suicide; my body is too much worn out, and I have very little power of resistance left."
Box 11b, Folder 1

1922, December 22

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, Memphis, Tenn.

Scope and Content Note

He is still in Memphis trying to get some money ($45.-)to make it to Albuquerque. He wants her to write often to "keep up my courage."
Box 11b, Folder 1

1922, September 4

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 4 pp., ALS, Palmetto, Fla.

Scope and Content Note

He complains about his wife's spending habit. He gave her $40 and she spent it "in a wild goose chase, and now you are still...and I am here, nothing accomplished. We will never learn."
Box 11b, Folder 1

1922, November 11

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Scope and Content Note

He complains that when he does not send money regularly, she does not write and he begins worrying. He blames her for leaving Asheville and going to North, "if you at the time had written a cheerful letter...I would have stayed in Asheville and saved myself a lot of unnecessary suffering."
Box 11b, Folder 1

1922, January 3

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 3 pp., ALS, Asheville, N.C.

Scope and Content Note

He wants to know about the house that his wife wants to rent. He is asking if there is playground close to it, how near are the neighbours, how far is from the station, etc.
Box 11b, Folder 1

1922, January 11

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 3 pp., ALS, Asheville, N.C.

Scope and Content Note

He advises her, purely for business reasons, to call herself Mrs. L. Bonham Hartmann or Lillian Bonham Hartmann. "Unless you want to establish your artistic name as Lillian Bonham."
Box 11b, Folder 1

1922, January 16

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 3 pp., ALS, Asheville, N.C.

Scope and Content Note

He thinks those who buy his pastil die or get in a trouble, "fate does not seem to deal very kindly with people who buy pastils of me."
Box 11b, Folder 1

1922, January 21

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, Asheville, N.C.

Scope and Content Note

He advises her to borrow a few dollars, so that "you don't starve or freeze and that none of the children will fall sick."
Box 11b, Folder 1

1922, January 27

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

He is back in New York and writes to his wife if she could "get the house sufficiently warm for me, I might venture out on a mild day just for a few hours to talk matters over."
Box 11b, Folder 1

1922, January 29

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

He writes "Did you find out about that photographic advertisement. I really think that something could be done in that line."
Box 11b, Folder 1

1922, August 21

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, Palmetto, Fla.

Scope and Content Note

He writes about his impression of the town (not very flattery). It has about 2500 inhabitants, "but I can't imagine where they live...Also churches are not conspicuous. Can't get my mimeographing done here and probably have to go to Tempa for it, which is three hours away."
Box 11b, Folder 1

1922, December 16

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, Huntsville, Ala.

Scope and Content Note

He decides to go to Albuqueque and believes this is his last chance. "I hope my sufferings will end there..." He also writes that he worries about her and the little ones, and he has written to several people to send her some money.
Box 11b, Folder 1

1922, August 21

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, Palmetto, Fla.

Scope and Content Note

If he stays in Florida, it would not be in Palmetto. "Palmetto is really no health resort at all, but indifferently striving to become one."
Box 11b, Folder 1

1922, August 24

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 4 pp., ALS, Palmetto, Fla.

Scope and Content Note

It is only a week he is in Palmetto, and he feels as if he had a new lease on life. He asks her to write on the top of every letter "Don't come back, whatever you do." He believe one day she also will join him.
Box 11b, Folder 1

1922, October 7

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 3 pp., ALS, Jacksonville, Fla.

Scope and Content Note

He writes about his daughter Atma: "You are wrong about Atma. she is really a very nice motherly sort of a girl when at her best..."
Box 11b, Folder 1

1922, November 25

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 6pp., ALS, Huntsville, Ala.

Scope and Content Note

He does not like small towns, such as Palmetto, Gainseville, and now Huntsville. In those towns "isolation is simply awful." He wants her to write him a "nice incouraging letter" if she can.
Box 11b, Folder 1

1922, November 24

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 4 pp., ALS, Huntsville, Ala.

Scope and Content Note

He is in Huntsville and he wants her to come and visit him. The air-fare is more than $120.00 and he does not have it.
Box 11b, Folder 1

1922, Nov. 20, etc.

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 8 pp., ALS, Huntsville, Ala.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous pages written on different dates and on different subjects. He complains about their living condition, "I wish that we were settled somewhere, and then uncertainty and everlasting suffering and worry were over!"
Box 11b, Folder 1

1922, November 14

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 3pp., ALS, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Scope and Content Note

He criticises the people in St. Petersburg, "I have never seen such crowds of rich and old people in my life, not even in Los Angeles. Main street looks like a sanatorium."
Box 11b, Folder 1

1922, October 5

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 3 pp., ALS, Jacksonville, Fla.

Scope and Content Note

He apologize for his October 1 letter, "was written in a sinister black mood." He writes about his visit to St. Augustine, "what pleased me best (artistically)...were the gravyards. The tombstones, almost 400 years old, were so beautifully yellow and mellos in time, but I believe there are no corpses underneath, they must have been washed away...long ago."
Box 11b, Folder 1

1922, October 14

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 7 pp., ALS, Gainesville, Fla.

Scope and Content Note

He is complaining about the weather, no opportunity to make money in Gainesville, but he wants to stay in Florida at least until spring, and then may be he will try El Paso, Texas, or Albuquerque, N.M., "whatever I'll do, I am not coming North again."
Box 11b, Folder 1

1922, September 8

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 4 pp., ALS, Palmetto, Fla.

Scope and Content Note

His daughter Atma has remarried but he has not seen her yet. He wants to know if Wistaria is helping her in the kitchen, if she is he will send her a "dollar or so."
Box 11b, Folder 1

1922, October 1

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 7 pp., ALS, Jacksonville, Fla.

Scope and Content Note

He complains about his health and the weather in Florida, "the whole trouble with Florida is that the land is too low, ofen below the sea level, so there is mosture everywhere..." He wants her to write to some people and ask for moneny. "Still every $10 or so will help...well, it is a gamble - I'll let you know what to write when the time comes."
Box 11b, Folder 1

1922, September 18

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Scope and Content Note

He is staying with his daughter at St. Petersburg--he seems to be happy. He writes that he is going to give a talk at the Art School, "Altho' I do not really care to do this sort of thing at present, I can't refuse money when it comes my way easily."
Box 11b, Folder 1

1922, September 13

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 4 pp., ALS, Palmetto, Fla.

Scope and Content Note

His daughter Atma and her husband came to visit him; she is married Otis Hurst, champion light weight boxer of Florida. He is advising his wife not to pay the rent until 25th of the month. "When you come, you simply don't pay for the last month."
Box 11b, Folder 1

1922, September 9

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 3 pp., ALS, Palmetto, Fla.

Scope and Content Note

He is complaining about mosquitoes; he fears that his wife and children could get the fever too. "Of course, now the supposidly beautiful season is going to start, but I don't believe anything any more until I
Box 11b, Folder 1

1922, November 3

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Scope and Content Note

He has hung the pictures (draws the locations on the wall where the pictures are hung); if he sales a picture, he will send her money and pay his own rent.
Box 11b, Folder 2

1923, April 30

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, Los Angeles, Ca.

Scope and Content Note

He is having difficulty to raise $188 for the fare, "as that is not all, you need money on the train, I have to live...no chance to borrow any money, I have to earn it all." He also is upset with his wife's landlady, she "must be a beast, still I do not understand how she could have objected if you had offered her ten dollars for two weeks more or something like that."
Box 11b, Folder 2

1923, May 5

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, Los Angeles, Ca.

Scope and Content Note

His health in Los Angeles is steadily improving, so is his finance--it seems--"There is more than a bare possibility that I will get a job as a motion picture actor...they want me to play an Indian Prince." He believes, if he gets the job, he will be paid $250 per week for several weeks. It is the Fairbanks Studio that wants him and all will be decided in a few days.
Box 11b, Folder 2

1923, May 20

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 4 pp., ALS, Los Angeles, Ca.

Scope and Content Note

He writes about his arrival in Los Angeles and his problems to setle down. He has bought a used suit, "as good as new...I look quite swell. It is $60-75 suit, so indeed a great help." Aileen, who has a beautiful apartment will take care of his pictures, "that is she will once more exert her influence over both sexes."
Box 11b, Folder 2

1923, January 27

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, Albuquerque, N.M.

Scope and Content Note

he thanks her for the tie, "made in Japan." He writes that there are no artists in Albuquerque. "I am the only one. They are all up in Sante Fe (35) and about 50 in Texas."
Box 11b, Folder 2

1923, October 5

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, Los Angeles, Ca.
Box 11b, Folder 2

1923, February 19

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, Albuquerque, N.M.

Scope and Content Note

He is concerned about his teeth. If he wants to give public lecturies, he needs a plate. But to have a plate made in Albuquerque would be very expensive; he wishes he was in Los Angeles, where a Japanese dentist "if he is still alive and there, would make me one at cost price, juste as he could make one for you if you should ever get so far West again."
Box 11b, Folder 2

1923, February 17

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 3 pp., ALS, Albuquerque, N.M.

Scope and Content Note

He writes about his works, "the art books are the most difficult to get as they are out of print, and I really had to charge $10 a volume to make it pay." He askes about the tie that she has sent him. "Did you buy it or did Wisteria make it! What do you mean by saying 'Wisteria is out as usual'. Do you not make her help you. You better do, it is for her own good."
Box 11b, Folder 2

1923, February 11

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 6 pp., ALS, Albuquerque, N.M.

Scope and Content Note

He writes about the life of his doctor, Dr. Abams?, in detail. "To me he was the greatest...I have ever met." With this letter there is also a clipping from "Albuquerque Morning Journal" describing Hartmann's exhibit. "Mr. Hartmann has been known...leading critics. He has exhibited his paintings with Sloane, Glackens and Perrine, who are leaders in modern art."
Box 11b, Folder 2

1923, February 6

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, Albuquerque, N.M.

Scope and Content Note

He is tired from hanging 60 pictures on the wall for his exhibit. He already has sent 50% of his circuler letters. " I hope a few pictures will be sold. I made the prices rather low."
Box 11b, Folder 2

1923, February, 23

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 3 pp., ALS, Albuquerque, N.M.

Scope and Content Note

It seems she wants him to stay in the west and, at least for the time beeing, he agrees with her. He is asking about "Rubaiyats" that she has mail to him, "too bad you did not send them first class. Probably did not have the necessary postage."
Box 11b, Folder 2

1923, February 3

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, Albuquerque, N.M.

Scope and Content Note

He wants to know why she wants a road map. "Do you intend to walk and get choked by sand storms in the dead land. Nearly 55% of all New Mexico is uncultivated, lack of water makes it look like the desert." He writes that he has discovered "Vic Vapor Rub. It is much more efficient...and smells like pine woods."
Box 11b, Folder 2

1923, March 9

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, Albuquerque, N.M.

Scope and Content Note

He has located her mails and package which were misplaced in the post office. he advise her to take a job in New Brunswick, "if you can manage...It might help to solve the problem."
Box 11b, Folder 2

1923, January 23

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, Albuquerque, N.M.

Scope and Content Note

He is still struggling with the altitude of the city. He points out that Denver is higher than Albuquerque, and he was in a much better condition there. He also writes about the people, "I do not know whom I like best or least, Negro, Mexican or Indian. They are all lazy and stupid." He goes on describing them one by one.
Box 11b, Folder 2

1923, January 19

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, Albuquerque, N.M.

Scope and Content Note

He lists the names of his new acquaintances, among them Mr. Walter, former mayor of Albuquerque, Mrs. La Belle, president of Women's Club, etc. He points out that the Mexicans and Indians live by themselves. "They have villages of their own...Houses are all built with bricks, that is certain kind of soil mixed with water."
Box 11b, Folder 2

1923, January 12

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 4 pp., ALS, Albuquerque, N.M.

Scope and Content Note

He gives his opinions about the city and he thinks he will get use to live there, "I believe Albuquerque will do in the long run." He has a gassip section, he writes about his daughter Otma "who is once more in New York and Miss Hartmann once more, I do not know how she manages those things."
Box 11b, Folder 2

1923, January 7

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, Albuquerque, N.M.

Scope and Content Note

He has arrived in Albuquerque. He describes his trip from Texas to N. Mexico. "All Texas and N. Mexico up to 2 hours from Albuquerque is desert like, earth dotted with cactus grass - no other vegetation to speak of, vary few settlements, no traces." His main concern is "how my body will fare here."
Box 11b, Folder 2

1923, January 5

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, Amarillo, Tex.

Scope and Content Note

Since his train was a few minutes late, he missed the connection and he will spend a day in Amarillo, Tex. He likes the people in Texas, "there is more snap to them than in the old South."
Box 11b, Folder 2

1923, January 3

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 3 pp., ALS, Memphis, Tenn.

Scope and Content Note

He is leaving for Albuquerque via Oklahoma City. He sends his address there and asks his wife to write rightaway.
Box 11b, Folder 2

1923, February 4

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, Albuquerque, N.M.

Scope and Content Note

He remembers his daughter Marigold's birthday. "She would be nine years old. I was drinking champagne...when the telegram arrived...She is right here with me now in the little white frame."
Box 11b, Folder 2

1923, March 12

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 3 pp., ALS, Albuquerque, N.M.

Scope and Content Note

He wants to leave Albuquerque; he has received a telegram from a friend of his who will be passing through Albuquerque on his way to Los Angeles. "Let us see what that will do. I may join him !? He'll be delighted to pay for my meals anyway."
Box 11b, Folder 2

1923, March 21

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, Los Angeles, Ca.

Scope and Content Note

He is in Los Angeles, but he does not sound happy. "These are hard days! I split with you...This develish asthma...after all this is a more favorable climate and as I am once here, I'll stay here and make the best of it."
Box 11b, Folder 2

1923, March 23

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, Los Angeles, Ca.

Scope and Content Note

He writes about two friends of his, Matt M. & Aileen P.? He thinks they are the most beautiful persons in the world, "in a way Aileen is just like a daughter to me, as much as Atma." Soon he will starts lecturing at $5 the tickect, and in a few weeks he will have enough money to send her to join him in Los Angeles.
Box 11b, Folder 2

1923, March 29

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, Los Angeles, Ca.

Scope and Content Note

To her concern about her looks and appearance when she comes to Los Angeles, he writes "As for your looks and appearance, I think you look a d- side better at any time than those clubwomen who stroll with their ugly clothes and faces and think that they are ok."
Box 11b, Folder 2

1923, April 4

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, Los Angeles, Ca.

Scope and Content Note

She has moved a new place, he advises her not to get in trouble with the authorities. He wants her to send the children to the school and have them vaccinated. "Vaccination is compulsory in most of the larger towns...you would not try to keep the children out of school for that reason, would you?"
Box 11b, Folder 2

1923, April 7

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, Los Angeles, Ca.

Scope and Content Note

He has sent her $40, "that should help a little and cheer you up." He is selling copies of his books to movie stars, "easy eough if you get to see them, but it is a hard job to get anywhere near them." He also is trying to sell some of his pictures, but that also is hard since he does not have a studio to display them.
Box 11b, Folder 2

1923, April 20-23

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 5 pp., ALS, Los Angeles, Ca.

Scope and Content Note

He seems quite happy in Los Angeles; he is getting ready to have the family moved in Los Angeles and he has steady work for a change, "I have the bigest part in the Arabian Nights production next to Fairbanks." After that, he believe, he can get any position "if I wish to continue a little while longer."
Box 11b, Folder 2

1923, April 5

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, Los Angeles, Ca.

Scope and Content Note

He will start lecturing; the first one will be on Sunday, and from then on every Sunday, "at least such is the plan. Much will depend on its success. It will be exceedingly difficult on account of my teeth."
Box 11b, Folder 2

1923, February 20

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2 pp., ALS, Albuquerque, N.M.

Scope and Content Note

He writes about Dr. Abrams that "is of divine origin only a trifle far back, like all good Jews he is a descendent of Jehovah." He also mentions that he bought the World's Almanac, but just what he wanted "the altitudes in different states are left out in this issue."
Box 11b, Folder 3

1927, October 5

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, Los Angeles, Ca.

Scope and Content Note

He complains that he got sick at the time when he should have been busy selling tickets or pictures. He wants Wistaria to have her teeth fixed but how to get the money, "that's the problem."
Box 11b, Folder 3

1925, August 7

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, Los Angeles, Ca.

Scope and Content Note

He apologize to her for his behavior, "too bad that we did not get along any better last time." He seems to be down, "I have so many disappointments that I feel very discouraged at times."
Box 11b, Folder 3

1927, September 1

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, Los Angeles, Ca.

Scope and Content Note

It seems she has sent him a list to do shopping; he does not want to purchase shoes because "it is always doubtful if they fit."
Box 11b, Folder 3

1927, September 30

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, Los Angeles, Ca.

Scope and Content Note

He complains about the time passing so quickly and he has to raise "a bigger sum pretty soon," as the rents have to be paid for his and her places.
Box 11b, Folder 3

Miscellaneous pages

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 9 pp., ALS, Los Angeles, Ca.?

Scope and Content Note

A collection of letters written from different cities and carry different dates. In one he encourage his wife to keep doing her art works, in another one he writes about Wistaria, she seems to be in Los Angeles and he promise to send her home with the afternoon bus or train.
Box 11b, Folder 3

1927, September 13

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1 p., ALS, Los Angeles, Ca.

Scope and Content Note

He wants her to come to Los Angeles on the bus for the weekend and "I may then be able to tell you the good news?"
Box 11d, Folder 1

1914, October 21

 

French, Wilfred A. to Hartmann, Sadakichi

Physical Description: 1, TLS, Boston, Mass.

Scope and Content Note

Rejection letter of one of his articles.
Box 11d, Folder 1

1922, November 5

 

Alsman, Eve to "Sadakichi's pastels weird as strange artist himself"

Physical Description: Printed

Scope and Content Note

Excerpts from different newspapers.
Box 11d, Folder 1

[n.d.]

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to "Passport to immortality"

Physical Description: 1, PrAd

Scope and Content Note

An advertisement for Hartmann's book which was published in 1927, "limited author's edition."
Box 11d, Folder 1

[n.d.]

 

"The Saint Souis art study club"

Physical Description: 2 pp., PrAd, St. Louis, Mo.

Scope and Content Note

The club advertisement about its activities, including six lectures to be given by Sadakichi Hartmann.
Box 11d, Folder 1

1916, February 13

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Hartmann, Lillian Bonham

Physical Description: 1

Scope and Content Note

A telegram to his wife, "glad you made the move, will come and see you..."
Box 11d, Folder 1

[n.d.]

 

"Sadakich Hartmann"

Physical Description: 1, PrAd, Buffalo, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

An invitation to attend the reading of his series of four dramas.
Box 11d, Folder 1

1921

 

"Sadakichi Hartmann"

Physical Description: 4 pp., New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

Announcement about his lectures and reading in New York.
Box 11d, Folder 1

1923

 

"Scenes from the Thief of Bagdad"

Physical Description: 4, Ph

Scope and Content Note

Cat. No. 111, 130, 149, etc.
Box 11d, Folder 1

[n.d.]

 

Brossard, Raymond to "A sketch"

Physical Description: 1, Signed

Scope and Content Note

"Sur-ralist sketch of Sadakichi Hartmann, without obligation to the artist" (original)
Box 11d, Folder 1

[n.d.]

 

"Sadakichi Hartmann"

Physical Description: 1

Scope and Content Note

A public invitation to his hotel.
Box 11d, Folder 1

[n.d.]

 

"Sadakichi is back"

Physical Description: 1, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

A form letter of invitation for a dinner to raise money to pay for the publication of Sadakichi's book.
Box 11d, Folder 2

1916, February 21

 

Kray, F.L.? to Hartmann, Sadakichi

Physical Description: 3 pp., ALS, n.p.
Box 11d, Folder 2

[n.d.]

 

Duvean, Catharine Macvicar to Hartmann, Sadakichi

Physical Description: 6 pp., ALS, n.p.

Scope and Content Note

The first part is a quote from a poem, may be her own, the rest is addressed to Hartmann. She writes about his "Rubaiyat," her feelings for him, etc.
Box 11d, Folder 2

1916, February 24

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi Document

Physical Description: 1, DTS, n.p.

Scope and Content Note

He listed the names of his children (including an illegitimte son) as his heirs.
Box 11d, Folder 2

1925, June 1

 

Fujimoris, J? to Hartmann, Sadakichi

Physical Description: 1, TLS, Tokyo, Japan

Scope and Content Note

A thank you letter for Hartmann's donation of his book, Confucius, to the library of the Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan.
Box 11d, Folder 2

1923, October 4

 

Luter, John W. to Hartmann, Sadakichi

Physical Description: 1 p., TLS, Los Angeles, Ca.

Scope and Content Note

Letter is from the attorney of Mrs. Kathryn H. Stewart, Hartmann's land lady. It seems he has not paid the rent for the month of October 1923 and other debts.
Box 11d, Folder 2

1921, October 12

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Inness,George Jr.

Physical Description: 1, TLS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

Because of his health he has to leave New York, and he is asking Inness for financial support.
Box 11d, Folder 2

1927, January 30

 

La Rocque, Rodrick R. to Hartmann, Sadakichi

Physical Description: 1, TLS

Scope and Content Note

An "endorsement for the Motion Picture Blue Book"
Box 11d, Folder 2

[n.d.]

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi Document

Physical Description: 1, PrAd, Los Angeles, Ca.

Scope and Content Note

A document asking information from the people who wants to be listed in the "Motion Picture Blue Book." It will be edited by Hartmann.
Box 11d, Folder 2

[n.d.]

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi

Physical Description: 6 pp., TMs, n.p.

Scope and Content Note

A part of the Hartmann's autobiography.
Box 11e, Folder 1

1907, September 28

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2, ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

He wants to know since when she started preferring the rainy weather. "Whenever you tell me that you had a good time, it is the case of a rain or hailstorm."
Box 11e, Folder 1

1907, September 9

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 6, ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

He wants his wife to come to New York. He warns her about difficulties she will be facing as she starts looking for a job--he advises her to ask "extra 100" from her mother, which could help her until she makes up her mind what she wants to do.
Box 11e, Folder 1

1907, September 4

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 5, ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

It seems Lillian's mother sent him her love. He writes "Tell her that such formality is not love at all, merely a pleasant sensation, or rather physical imitation. I suppose we have to be thankful for all we get. It seems to me that most people have not the slightest idea what love is." He has written seven articles and worked on a story, ' gone over it again and again. You can't imagine what ... torture it is to finish a story."
Box 11e, Folder 1

1907, August 28

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2, ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

He complains that his wife does not write often because she thinks she does not have much to write, "Life, you know, is not made up of big events but of minor acts, thoughts and sentiments. Why don't you try and write your future diary to me!"
Box 11e, Folder 1

1907, August 22

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2, ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

He writes about a vacation he has just taken; he promises her that he "will look about and see if there is any kind of opening for you here in N.Y."; and he is hoping that twelve of his stories will be published before Christmas.
Box 11e, Folder 2

1908, February 2

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1, ALS, Pittsburg, Pa

Scope and Content Note

He writes that things are progressing rather slowly. "Well I'll get something out of it anyhow. Have the promise for a lecture at 100 for ..."
Box 11e, Folder 3

1910, January 15

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2, ALS, New York, N,Y,

Scope and Content Note

He describes his feeling during a snowstorm; "I felt lonesome like a little wolf left out in the cold."
Box 11e, Folder 3

1910, September 23

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2, ALS, New York, N,Y,

Scope and Content Note

He does not understand her reference to the 23rd. "What did ever happen on the 23th of Sept. Did you leave East Amora in that date three yers ago? And why so sad! Cheer up, little girl, and make the best of
Box 11e, Folder 3

1910, December 29

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2, ALS, New York, N,Y,

Scope and Content Note

He complains about the weather; but it seems he is happy for a change, he writes "I had a very peaceful life. Eat well, sleep well, drink perhaps a little too much and write a lot." He also writes that he has not yet seen her sister--"They keep her away from me, dangerous man that I am."
Box 11e, Folder 3

1911, January 3

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2, ALS, Buffalo, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

He is sending her money to come to Buffalo and promises that she will have good time if she will be good.
Box 11e, Folder 3

1910, January 10

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 3, ALS, New York, N,Y,

Scope and Content Note

It seems his wife owes money to Mrs. Richards; so he promised to send her $5 that she can pay ger debt, and he writes that Mrs. Richards is a "wonder, tell her that I think so. People like to be flattered."
Box 11e, Folder 4

1911, January 3

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bohman, Lillian

Physical Description: 2, ALS, Buffalo, N.Y.
Box 11e, Folder 4

1911, December 7

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2, ALS, Kane, Pa.

Scope and Content Note

It seems his wife is in Buffalo and he does not want to go there. He will stay in Kane until after Christmas and then go to Philadelphia--he is hoping she will join him in the following year. He adds "...was here for two days. He is a harmless good fellow. I rather like him. He has the artistic temperament. I can't get along for any length of time with any body but artists. So you here to remain an artist do you hear."
Box 11e, Folder 4

1911, January 3

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2, ALS, Buffalo, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

He is sending money to his wife to come to Buffalo, and hoping she will have good time, "but you must be good."
Box 11e, Folder 4

1911, November 13

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1, ALS, State Collge, Pa.

Scope and Content Note

It seems he wants to send a letter to his mother and he wants to address Lillian's letter to her maidan name. "Could I address you Mrs. L Bonham...I fear it will look rather funny in a small place like Kane, Pa. where have only one village P.O. to send special delivery letter to two Mrs. Hartmanns."
Box 11e, Folder 4

1911, December 8

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2, ALS, Kane, Pa.

Scope and Content Note

It seems she owes money to Mrs. C. and Sadakachi does not have money to send her to pay her debt. His letter is quite nasty. He writes "It is not the baby, dear, it is all a matter of money. You never were able to support yourself, how can you now - tired out and without any clothes - support a baby in the bargain....She would, no doubt, trust you if she knew you were really married, but an unmarried woman with a child nobody trusts..." He advise her to do housework, "I fear all you can do is manual work."
Box 11e, Folder 4

1911, November 23

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2, ALS, Kane, Pa.

Scope and Content Note

He writes that he has solved the problem of two Mrs. Hartmann. "One is my mother. By the way give it any name you like. Wistaria...She can keep it until she is old enough to select one herself."
Box 11e, Folder 4

1911, November 10

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1, ALS, State Collge, Pa.

Scope and Content Note

He needs his wife's help for a lecture on art. "I need the art lecture after all. So roll it up and mail it at once by special delivery."
Box 11e, Folder 4

1911, October 30

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1, ALS, Erie, Pa.

Scope and Content Note

It seems his wife does not understand how one gets tired by sending art circulars. " Well if you only know what I had to do. Send out a 1000 circulars, write the addresses and do the folding and stamping, and ... hundred typewritten letters with enclosed tickets which I had to sign... if I don't make anything--it will be a nice mess."
Box 11e, Folder 4

1911, October 16

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2, ALS, Erie, Pa.

Scope and Content Note

It seems they have a baby daughter and the question is what to name her. "It is her name and shall be as far as I am concerned, until she can select a name for herself. ... I suppose it is that Mrs. Pabe? bothering you to call her Wistaria."
Box 11e, Folder 4

1911, October 9

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2, ALS, Erie, Pa.

Scope and Content Note

He advises his wife to go back to the ..."if they have changed residence and have a nice room for you ... I may drop in on you some day unexpectably."
Box 11e, Folder 4

1911, October 13

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 3, ALS, Erie, Pa.

Scope and Content Note

On November 11 he will be going to State College, Pa. He is hoping she will join him there, but he "must first know what there is for me to do this winter." He writes about his health and that he is not drinking "one whisky occasionally (2 this week) and a glass of bear for dinner, that is my limit."
Box 11e, Folder 4

1911, October 4 & 6

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 4, ALS, Erie, Pa.

Scope and Content Note

In both letters he describes his trip to Erie; he visited schools to give tham atlas & glag; in one school he found "only the teacher and one pupil."
Box 11e, Folder 5

1912, July 1

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2, ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

He is sending money to her to join him; he wants her to wear a hat--he has drawn the shape of the hat--"Get a hat shaped like this ...I think you will book best in it, and if I could persuade you to wear a veil..."
Box 11e, Folder 6

1913, October 11

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2, ALS, Wheeling, W.V.

Scope and Content Note

He is in West Virginia, his hotel is comfortable, trying to arrange some lectures and he has received her article, which he thinks is allright.
Box 11e, Folder 6

1913, October 31

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2, ALS, Wheeling, W.V.

Scope and Content Note

In addition of his complains about the city, he advise his wife not to let Wistaria bother her too much. "Make her obey you, as you will have your hands full. Could you make me a good copy of the caricature?"
Box 11e, Folder 6

1913, December 16

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2, ALS, St. Louis, Mo.

Scope and Content Note

He writes that he is very tired from seeing people and attending to the sale of the books. Even though he does not have money, he will manage to be with her for the New Year. He closes his letter by asking if she is teaching Wistaria words with the blocks.
Box 11e, Folder 6

1913, November 28

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2, ALS, St. Louis, Mo.

Scope and Content Note

His book will be out 'in time - circulating begins next week - to day to Kajiwara, with him to Art Museum in Park."
Box 11e, Folder 6

1913, November 15

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 4, ALS, St. Louis, Mo.

Scope and Content Note

He is very excited, his poem will be published, will cost $250.- but he has time until February 14 to pay and he has two endorsements; he mentions the names of those two people and tells his wife to get their names "sink deep into your memory, as they are in a way the re-maker of S. H. ... Really, the publication of the poem means new life to me - the sunny South for you, Eruope for me, some day."
Box 11e, Folder 6

1913, November 9

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1, ALS, St. Louis, Mo.

Scope and Content Note

It seems November 8 was his birthday, "Yesterday was my birthday, and I am now two years younger than I was before (44), so you will finally catch up with me." He does not know how long will stay in St. Louis, may be until December 20, and "then pay you a holiday visit."
Box 11e, Folder 6

1913, November 5

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2, ALS, Huntington, W.V.

Scope and Content Note

He is in a new town, where the weather is fine and his health if fair, but, it seems, he is not happy with the arrangement, "this lecturing business gets on my nerves - and there is nothing in it. My idea is now to go directly to St. Louis ... see if I can get my poem published."
Box 11e, Folder 6

1913, October 23

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2, ALS, Wheeling, W.V.

Scope and Content Note

It sems his lecture did not go well, the "lecture was dismal ... I did not even get what I invested - I am ... for the moment so I will do some writing and picture selling if possible."
Box 11e, Folder 6

1913, October 24

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2, ALS, Wheeling, W.V.

Scope and Content Note

He is trying to recuperate financially. He has change is place; there are hills all around this new place and he will make some excursions if the weather permits, but most time he will write: "I will now write to the landlord. A task just as nasty as the weather."
Box 11e, Folder 6

1913, September 14

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 4, ALS, Boston, Mass.

Scope and Content Note

On his way to Boston, he meets a group of people who run games in the fair grounds. He finds them different, "and there conversation! more interesting to me than that of circus people, as I had never met that type before."
Box 11e, Folder 6

1913, September 12

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2, ALS, Hartford, Conn.

Scope and Content Note

He visits some lady and describes her: "Well ... was at home, but I get a picture in my memory of her life - she would not open the door, and so I went around to ... there she sat, she must be 65, her hair hanging all around her. I saluted her in my politest manner, but she snapped at the window with her comb. She was always queer and does not seem to have changed."
Box 11e, Folder 6

1913, July 12

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 3, ALS, Rochester, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

He writes that he went to Mock's (photographer) country place, which is overlooking a valley; he has two daughters who reminded him his mom "(only they are much more lady like). Made me feel a blue - the girls just adore their father and work with him - as a home like this was once my dream."
Box 11e, Folder 7

1914, January 13

 

Sellagetts, Alberta to Hartmann, Sadakichi

Physical Description: 7, ALS, St. Louis, Mo.

Scope and Content Note

Letter is written by a 22 year old women who has just given birth to a daughter whose father she claims is Sadakichi. She is asking Sadakichi to support her and the little girl financially, "You helped Dreamy before Wistaria's birth and since her birth too." It seems Sadakichi sends this letter to Lillian and asks her "what do you say to this. Seriously do you believe it. Advise me, dear heart."
Box 11e, Folder 8

1914, February 15

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1, ALS, St. Louis, Mo.

Scope and Content Note

He is sending her $15- "the very best I can do at the moment."
Box 11e, Folder 9

1916, November 3

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2, ALS, San Francisco, Ca.

Scope and Content Note

The hotel that he is staying seems to be very convenient, "everything seems to be in reach." His trip to San Francisco was interesting, and he finds women as "beautiful here as they were uninteresting in Denver."
Box 11e, Folder 9

1916, November 12

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2, ALS, San Francisco, Ca.

Scope and Content Note

He has left the hotel and is living with a photographer for a week then will rent a furnished room. He is scheduled for three lectures; he thinks San Francisco has a peculiar climate, "it is too cold and mist ... and there are no appropriate heating apparatuses as people don't use them in the right and generous way. ... I have met quite a number of interesting people, they are very hospitable, but it is difficult to get any money from them."
Box 11e, Folder 9

1916, November 15

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 4, ALS, San Francisco, Ca.

Scope and Content Note

He wants her to write more cheerfully. "It is surely just as cold here as in Denver and I suffered greatly. And if Mrs. V. grows silent, it is because you never make the slightest effort to please anybody."
Box 11e, Folder 9

1916, November 21

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2, ALS, San Francisco, Ca.

Scope and Content Note

His first reading was well attended "55 persons actually paid the one dollar admission. With reporters etc there was a total about 72. This was considered a great triumph for so short a time. But of course it went all for expenses. The next two time there will be real profit."
Box 11e, Folder 9

1916, November 26

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2, ALS, San Francisco, Ca.

Scope and Content Note

It seems he has published a new edition of the Japonese poems and he thinks his wife would like to know more about it. "I will send you a copy as soon as I have one to spare. You will see that I publish in better taste than Bruno."
Box 11e, Folder 9

1916, November 30

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2, ALS, San Francisco, Ca.

Scope and Content Note

This is a letter of instruction - how to buy a train ticket, what to wear, children's ages, with whom to travel, etc.
Box 11e, Folder 9

1916, January 11

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2, ALS, New York, N.Y,

Scope and Content Note

He writes that he has too many troubles and he is sorry that she has her troubles; he can send her only $20.- "I think I hope you will forgive me. I will come home all fagged out and I fear with very little money."
Box 11e, Folder 10

1919, October 15

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2, ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

In Rochester he had no luck with Eastmans, but he met with a few of his old friends. "Everybody here and elswhere knows about my House of Mystery and Redwood City episodes. It's time that I come to my own."
Box 11e, Folder 10

1919, November 5

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2, ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

It seems his wife is going to have a baby, he wants to have her in the East with him, but he does not have $350.- for the trip and for renting a place. He is trying to have a book published that he can make some money.
Box 11e, Folder 10

1919, October 9

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 3, ALS, Detroit, Mich.

Scope and Content Note

On his way from Detroit to New York, he will stop at Rochester to find out if the "Eastmans have any work for me." He will try to raise some big money, so that he "can carry out some of my plans and that your trip will be merely an (expensive) incidental." In the conclusion of the later, he advises her to have all her teeth fixed so that they will last for some years.
Box 11e, Folder 10

1919, September 30

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 3, ALS, Detroit, Mich.

Scope and Content Note

He caught hay fever by going to Mt. Clemens; "Fortunately I am almost over it, but Detroit is no place for me." He is booked for a reading of "Sebbeus" in a restaurant, one dollar is the admission, and he is hoping to make a few dollars. "But I think I'll soon go the New York and tro to raise some big money for publication a transp;oration (this latter of special interest to you)."
Box 11e, Folder 10

1919, September 23

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 3, ALS, Omaha, Neb.

Scope and Content Note

In Omaha he believes the art is yet "unhuman, its all business. ... No art dealer, no picture buyer." Though there are a few women's clubs which aspire to encourage and develop art, he had no luck with them. "There is nothing to do immediately so I decided to go straight to Detroit where I am sure to make some
Box 11e, Folder 10

1919, November 1

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 3, ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

He is comparing New York city with Detroit, "But Detroit was even worse, where they have wider streets and more autos. Here many streets are so narrow that they have to pass in single file, one this way and the other in the opposite direction with the cars in the middle. ... I have not yet been in the Sub and wan't go if I can help it." His readings are going well, he is making money but he thinks to do better "it needs more advertising in N.Y. to draw a crowd."
Box 11e, Folder 11

1920, September 28

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2, ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

It seems he is having problems with his health, "I either have to improve greatly or will be forced to leave N.Y. for good." He is pleased with his doctor, he "is very much interested and believes he can cure me in time. Surely he has done wonders as far as the asthma is concerned."
Box 11e, Folder 11

1920, November 4

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2, ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

His asthma is back, he wants to leave New York but he wants her to move a new place, "I'll come out as soon as you have moved."
Box 11e, Folder 11

1920, November 17

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2, ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

He has lost his address book; first he missed it in Philadelphia, "I felt so bad at the time and many other times, that it might hav dropped out during one of these awful coughing attacks. They are record all Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco addresses."
Box 11e, Folder 12

1921, November 20

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 1, ALS, Asheville, N.C.

Scope and Content Note

He is giving lectures and is very "busy seeing people and addressing envelops (that everlasting occupation of mine I wish you once had the job)," and he never had so many auto rides in "my life as I
Box 11e, Folder 12

1921, November 25

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 4, ALS, Asheville, N.C.

Scope and Content Note

He writes that all his acquaintances are photographers except the two ladies who are painters. He thinks they are a sort of a wedge, but "one does not get very far with this sort of a wedge. It might get stuck. I called on one rich lady who aspires to be a society leader. She has a beautiful estate ... I do not get very well along with this kind of people. I am so serious and cynical in all matters pertaining the art."
Box 11e, Folder 12

1921, November 14

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 3, ALS, Asheville, N.C.

Scope and Content Note

He complains about his health and the expenses that they are living apart; he wants her to move with him, "You better get ready, slowly, think of your own apperance particularly." He does not want to pay full fair for one of his children, "...really has to pay lot by saying that he will be five in January, it can be avoided. (Two months make little difference in a child's appearance and nobody could prove it)."
Box 11e, Folder 12

1921, November 12

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2, ALS, Asheville, N.C.

Scope and Content Note

He is in Asheville and seems to like it; he meets two sisters, both painters; he describes them, he finds them friendly but he does not think very highly about their paintings.
Box 11e, Folder 12

1921, December 8

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 4, ALS, Asheville, N.C.

Scope and Content Note

He complains about his health and the weather, "I come to think more and more that I could live anywhere if I had a steam heated room, proper diet, and no many (money worry)." He also is talking about selling prints. "But you had to create the demand, and it is a long way from selling a few prints to real money making."
Box 11e, Folder 13

1922, September 27

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: 2, ALS

Scope and Content Note

He writes that he has an item of interst for her: "Your Alice Graig is advertised as teacher of children in Robert Reid's Art School in Colorado Spring." He also goes on telling her about her trip to Tempa, Florida, to meet him, "All you will have to do is to write half a dozen letters or more, and then wait for the result."
Box 11e, Folder 14

[n.d.]

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Bonham, Lillian

Physical Description: several pages, ALS, n.p.

Scope and Content Note

There are eight letters--no publication place, no date--in this folder. The main theme of all letters is the lack of money to send her, in one he writes: "... As it is I will stay as long as I can afford it, which won't be very long. And then I will resume my homeless wanderings."
Box 11e, Folder 15

1933, April 24

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Hartmann, Tansy

Physical Description: 2, ALS, Los Angeles, Ca.

Scope and Content Note

He is writing that Wistaria? is working part time in Santa Monica. "Perhaps she will come down soon to se you,"--she lives in Laguna Beach, Ca.
Box 11e, Folder 15

1934, December 15

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Hartmann, Tansy

Physical Description: 3, ALS, Los Angeles, Ca.

Scope and Content Note

He advise her not to tell to the relief workers that he is on the reservation, "they will find out anyway from press notices and people telling - but don't you say anything except that." He also writes about his pastels exhibition, which was a "big fizzle financially."
Box 11e, Folder 16

1924, June 20

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Hartmann, Wistaria

Physical Description: 1, ALS, Los Angeles, Co.

Scope and Content Note

He is back at Los Angeles and looking for a job, "I think, I can get a job again in the movies if I hang on."
Box 11e, Folder 16

1930, August 5

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Hartmann, Wistaria

Physical Description: 1, ALS, Los Angeles, Co.

Scope and Content Note

He wants to know if "dambell Carlos been there."
Box 11e, Folder 16

1932, January 2

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Hartmann, Wistaria

Physical Description: 2, AL, Tujunga, Ca.

Scope and Content Note

He is writing about a lady with the name of Sedarte, "I think she is half crazy or takes dope - amusing study anyway - she is surely a good musician."
Box 11e, Folder 16

1928, November 10

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Hartmann, Wistaria

Physical Description: 1, ALS, Los Angeles, Co.

Scope and Content Note

It seems Wistaria is upset with him, "My dear Wistaria - when you came home I talked to you but you prefered not to talk to me - well let it pass!" He also writes that he is expecting to sign a movie contract.
Box 11e, Folder 16

1927, February 14

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Hartmann, Wistaria

Physical Description: 2, ALS, Los Angeles, Co.

Scope and Content Note

It seems Wistaria wants to come to Los Angeles to see the "Miracle Play. "... may be I'll send you with someone else, as it will be hard for me to see it the second time and yet I may be able to stand it."
Box 11e, Folder 16

1933, November 29

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Hartmann, Wistaria

Physical Description: 1, ALS, Pasadena, Ca.

Scope and Content Note

He writes that he has a bad rupture, " I simply can not walk long distances just now."
Box 11e, Folder 16

1927, January 3

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Hartmann, Wistaria

Physical Description: 1, ALS, Los Angeles, Co.

Scope and Content Note

He finds United buses comfortable, "but they take you all over Southern California before you reach Los Angeles." Also he does not enjoy traveling on Sunday, "I sh'all never travel on Sundays again, as long as my name is Kich (but also that may change)."
Box 11e, Folder 16

1924, December 28

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Hartmann, Wistaria

Physical Description: 1, ALS, Los Angeles, Co.

Scope and Content Note

He wants her to send "a nice New Year card to three people." He writes the addresses of those people and advise her to put in corner "Hartmann Family."
Box 11e, Folder 16

1922, October 7

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Hartmann, Wistaria

Physical Description: 1, ALS, Jacksonville, Flo.
Box 11e, Folder 16

1922, October 7

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Hartmann, Wistaria

Physical Description: 1, ALS, Jacksonvill, Flo.

Scope and Content Note

He is sending $2 to Wistaria and asking her to give .75c to Aster and keep the rest and, in return, he wants her to write a "real nice long letter ."
Box 11e, Folder 16

1925, September 26

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Hartmann, Wistaria

Physical Description: 1, ALS, Los Angeles, Co.

Scope and Content Note

He is sending her an announcement of his talk, "I will be very busy next week." He also wants her to send him a drawing of her new house and the yard.
Box 11e, Folder 16

1926, January 3

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Hartmann, Wistaria

Physical Description: 2, ALS, Los Angeles, Co.

Scope and Content Note

He wants her to say a lot in her latter, "If you hav'nt much to say, say a lot anyway, that is the art of letter writing." He also wants to know if Aster got his teeth fixed, "how did he like it."
Box 11e, Folder 17

1941, February 21

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Hartmann, Robert

Physical Description: 2, TLS, Los Angeles, Ca.

Scope and Content Note

It seems his son Robert is building a shack for him; he wants him to keep a good record of his expenses, "Kindly keep strict account on all expenses. When relatives do things together they should do it in businesslike fashion, just as if they were strangers...it avoids any unnnecessary dispute and unpleasntness."
Box 11e, Folder 18

1933, November 29

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Eagle, Red

Physical Description: 1, TLS, n.p.

Scope and Content Note

He wants to spend a few days at Mrs. Red Eagle's ranch, "I am too impoverished to stay at a hotel, but perhaps I can find a room for a few days or a week."
Box 11e, Folder 19

1942, November 8

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to Contemporary

Physical Description: 1, TL, Banning, Ca.

Scope and Content Note

He is requesting contribution for his new book - entitled, "Thousand Happy Moments..." He closes his appeal with the words, "Any word of cheer or small contribution will be received with enthusiasm."
Box 11e, Folder 20

1916-1936

 

Hartmann, Sadakichi to

Physical Description: ALS

Scope and Content Note

In folder 20 there are fifteen post cards sent by Hartmann to his family members from different places and times. In folders 21 & 22 there are empty envelopes and telegrams.
Box 11f, Folder 1

1907, August 21

 

Bonham, Lillian to Hartmann, Sadakichi

Physical Description: 2, ALS, New York, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

She writes about the weather in New York city and goes on telling him that, "I try to imagine you in New York smoking the same cigars and drinking the same pale-ale."
Box 11f, Folder 1

1907, August 27

 

Bonham, Lillian to Hartmann, Sadakichi

Physical Description: 7, ALS, East Aurora, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

She writes that there was not much in the paper about Hartmann, only "to mention about your being a Japanese poet." She goes on telling him that, "... Only it troubles me to think that after all I may disappoint you. It seems like a long climb to reach your mental altitude."
Box 11f, Folder 1

1907, August 28

 

Bonham, Lillian to Hartmann, Sadakichi

Physical Description: 5, ALS, East Aurora, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

She writes about their experience in Rochester, N.Y. It seems she went there with someone with the initial of W. (she refers to him/her only as W.). Also she writes that when "I asked W. what she had to tell you, she said tell him I dreamed of him last night, but she said it wasn't appropriate to tell me. She won't let me tell any more."
Box 11f, Folder 2

1912, May 24

 

Bonham, Lillian to Hartmann, Sadakichi

Physical Description: 4, ALS, Quinton, N.J.

Scope and Content Note

She writes that her mother and borother are coming to visit her, but she is not happy about it, " I wish they wouldn't at all. That will interfere with you and I don't like it." She goes on writing that, "You lament because you cannot be as great as Michael? - But you've made the most of life that you could under the conditions which you had no control over - and which molded you."
Box 11f, Folder 2

1912, August 9

 

Bonham, Lillian to Hartmann, Sadakichi

Physical Description: 4, ALS, East Aurora, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

She writes that Wistaria's baby sister asked her if Hartmann was her father, "I told her you used some of the rooms for storage, and I rented the rest from you. No one else has questioned. They'll soon get used to the lack of a 'baby's papa' and forget that have one around is the usual custom!"
Box 11f, Folder 2

1912, August 13

 

Bonham, Lillian to Hartmann, Sadakichi

Physical Description: 2, ALS, East Aurora, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

She writes that she dreamed they both died at the same time and were buried together and that she was "supremely happy! I don't care if I had a soul or not just as I could lie with you for ever. I suppose Mrs. K. would like it too! and G.T. does in her secret heart, and Mrs. E.B.H. will when she get old!"
Box 11f, Folder 2

1912, July 30

 

Bonham, Lillian to Hartmann, Sadakichi

Physical Description: 1, ALS, East Aurora, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

She has her own stationery and for the first time she is using it by writing to Hartmann, "I christen this paper by writing to ylou."
Box 11f, Folder 2

1912, August 17

 

Bonham, Lillian to Hartmann, Sadakichi

Physical Description: 2, ALS, East Aurora, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

She thanks him for the flowers, "I had a surprise yesterday of a box of flowers ... So you won't wait until I die? ... I feel much stronger but cannot eat much yet. My stomach must be weak - I get enough so quick - I used to eat and eat, and eat, but never again, I guess."
Box 11f, Folder 2

1912, July 29

 

Bonham, Lillian to Hartmann, Sadakichi

Physical Description: 4, ALS, East Aurora, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

She writes about Wistaria's photo, "Isn't that the funniest little photo of Wistaria - the one in which she looks like you!" She also writes that "Get rested and take good care of yourself - to please Mrs. Kennedy." She wants to send her a pastel, "a little landscape in pastel which may be is good enough for her."
Box 11f, Folder 2

1912, June 29

 

Bonham, Lillian to Hartmann, Sadakichi

Physical Description: 4, ALS, Quinton, N.J.

Scope and Content Note

She writes that "I dreamed last night you came back to me and I read everything in your face before you said a word ... I thought you had a 'falling out' with Mrs. K. on account of drinking! ... 'Dream haven' is just the name for our home."
Box 11f, Folder 2

1912, April 8

 

Bonham, Lillian to Hartmann, Sadakichi

Physical Description: 2, ALS, Quinton, N.J.

Scope and Content Note

She is complaining about her life, but it seems she is more concerned about Hartmann, "I keep thinking of how you ought to be resting - but keep urging yourself on the drink, drink, drink. Some day there will be a sudden ending. I am so worried that I can take pleasure in nothing and the world seems dull, indeed."
Box 11f, Folder 2

1912, July 24

 

Bonham, Lillian to Hartmann, Sadakichi

Physical Description: 3, ALS, East Aurora, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

She wants to know how Hartmann is getting along with the photographers "without drinking with them!" She is keeping busy with her work, which is her only salvation, "You know what I said when I first met you, that I could never cross the chasm of my early training to reach your heights. The dark cloud that bounced over me as a girl will never be lifted for me to comprehend - what?"
Box 11f, Folder 2

1912, July 29

 

Bonham, Lillian to Hartmann, Sadakichi

Physical Description: 2, ALS, East Aurora, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

She writes that she is going to give up writing him letters "except to tell you what I've done, that I'm striving hard to make things, for that is all you want anyway."
Box 11f, Folder 3

1913, November 18

 

Bonham, Lillian to Hartmann, Sadakichi

Physical Description: 2, ALS, East Aurora, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

She is sending him drawings and hoping that he will not think they are bad. She is also happy that Hartmann is keeping busy, "I am so glad things are moving for you."
Box 11f, Folder 3

1913, November 13

 

Bonham, Lillian to Hartmann, Sadakichi

Physical Description: 1, ALS, East Aurora, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

She wants to know if he is goind to see any of the artists, "Tell me who they are, and if you see any nice paintings."
Box 11f, Folder 4

1914, December 14

 

Bonham, Lillian to Hartmann, Sadakichi

Physical Description: 2, ALS, East Aurora, N.Y.

Scope and Content Note

She writes about their two children, Wistaria and Marigold, "See how Marigold gets bigger all the time because she drinks so much milk." She also describes one morning how first she started caughing, then Marigod, and "then Wistaria joined in and there was a coughing chorus."
Box 11f, Folder 5

1927, January 13

 

Valentine, E.E. to Hartmann, Sadakichi

Physical Description: 1, ALS, Basking Ridge, N.J.

Scope and Content Note

This is a thank you letter for $2 that he had sent to Mrs. Valentine, who was in charge of the cemitery where Marigold was buried. "The evergreen tree is growing very beautifully and is spreading so that it covers almost entirely the grave of your little daughter. As the little tree seems to speak of an everlasting love so I trust you may some day be re-united in love and happiness with your daughter."
Box 11f, Folder 6

1928, January 5 &14

 

? to Hartmann, Sadakichi

Physical Description: 4, ALS, Corona, Ca.

Scope and Content Note

Probably they are business letters--could not read a word.
Box 11f, Folder 7

1938, April 26

 

Phillips, Duncan to Hartmann, Sadakichi

Physical Description: 1, ALS, Washington, D.C.

Scope and Content Note

It seems Hartmann has sent a painting to the Phillips Memorial Gallery in Washington, D.C. This letter is a reply to his inquiry about the painting--first Phillips did not like it but now he wants to keep it and sending him a check for fifty dollars.
Box 11f, Folder 8

1942, January 13

 

Macavoy, Florence B. to Hartmann, Sadakichi

Physical Description: 1, ALS, Hollywood, Ca.

Scope and Content Note

She writes that "the title of your forthcoming thesis intrigues me ... what a world of 'blood, lust, greed and fears,' to paraphrase Winston."
Box 47

1937-1944-

 

Art Digest

Scope and Content Note

Issues of Art Digest from January 15, 1937 through November 1, 1944.
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