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Finding Aid to the Julie Helen Heyneman papers, 1886-1942
BANC MSS C-H 152  
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  • Collection Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Partial List of Correspondents

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Julie Helen Heyneman papers
    Date (inclusive): 1886-1942
    Collection Number: BANC MSS C-H 152
    Creator: Heyneman, Julie Helen
    Extent: Number of containers: 9 boxes, 1 carton and scrapbook.
    Repository: The Bancroft Library.
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Abstract: Correspondence, manuscripts of some of her writings, clippings and photographs. Relating mainly to her study of art and her travels in Europe, her association with prominent English artists and writers, and her work with California House and Kitchener Houses during World War I.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English, French, German
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html .

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Julie Helen Heyneman papers, BANC MSS C-H 152, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

    Alternate Forms Available

    From Ctn. 1, "Tite Street and around the corner"; from Box 3, letters written to Miss Heyneman: Sargent, John Singer (132 letters); from Box 2, letters written to Miss Heyneman: Ormond, Violet (32 letters); letters written to Miss Heyneman: Sargent, Emily (19 letters) : also available on microfilm with call number BANC FILM 2601.
    Copies of "Americans"; "The Hon. Mary Gratton"; "In the Night"; "London-in Spring"; "The 'Man of Marble'"; "The Maryrdom of Miss Emilia"; "Mrs. Bernstein Moves Out"; "Nootrallity"; The Painter and the Portrait"; "The Passing of a Great Soldier"; "Professional Etiquette"; "Tite Street and Around the Corner" [John S. Sargent]; and "Women for Parliament" : also available on microfilm with call number BANC FILM 2525.

    Separated Material

    Photographs of portraits (oversize) have been transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Libary.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
    Artists--England
    World War, 1914-1918
    Clippings
    Manuscripts for publication
    Scrapbooks

    Administrative Information

    Processed by Bancroft staff.

    Biography

    Julie Helen Heyneman, artist and writer, was born in San Francisco, September 5, 1868. In 1891 she went abroad to study art in Paris and London. Her funds being limited, she earned money by writing and illustrating articles for various San Francisco newspapers under the pen name Van Dyck Brown. In 1892 she became a pupil of John Singer Sargent, the noted portrait painter, and remained a life long friend.
    In 1915 Miss Heyneman founded the California House for disabled Belgian soldiers, the first institution to give occupational training to maimed soldiers who were still in hospitals. The House was maintained by voluntary contributions, principally from California subscribers. Bruce Porter acted as San Francisco agent for the House during most of its existence. In 1917 the British Red Cross, with the help of Miss Heyneman, started the Kitchener Houses for wounded British soldiers, utilizing techniques developed in California House.
    Miss Heyneman pursued her dual careers, writing and painting, concurrently. She also divided her life between London and San Francisco. Her portraits of well known people gained considerable recognition, particularly in London. Her published works include the biography, Arthur Putnam, Sculptor; Woman at the Crossroads, a survey of woman's post-war position, written in collaboration with Mary S. Allen; and Headline Stuff, a novel dealing with yellow journalism.

    Scope and Content

    Her papers were given to the Bancroft Library in May 1963 by her nephew, Paul Heyneman. Covering the period 1886 to 1924, they consist of correspondence, manuscripts of some of her writings, clippings and photographs, relating to her study of art and her travels in Europe, her association with John S. Sargent and friendships with prominent English writers and artists, and her work with California House and Kitchener House during World War I. The papers also include a file of drawings by Arthur Putnam and some letters written to him and by him.
    The Container List which follows describes the papers in greater detail, and a list of the more important correspondents in the collection is also included below.

    Partial List of Correspondents

    • Correspondence Miscellany, A-Z
      • Gump (S. & G. ) Company, San Francisco
        • Letter, July 27, 1940
      • Haig, Douglas Haig, 1st earl, 1861-1928
        • Letter, Dec. 12, 1925
      • James, Alice Howe (Gibbens) [Mrs. William James]
        • Letter, Jan. 1, 1916
      • Johnson, Hiram Warren, 1866-1945
        • Letter, Feb. 21, 1940
      • Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931
        • Letter, Apr. 9, 1923
      • London. National Gallery
        • Letter, Oct. 18, 1926
      • New York. Grand Central Art Galleries
        • Letter, Nov. 9, 1927
      • New York Times
        • Letter, Apr. 22, 1925
      • Norris, Charles Gilman, 1881-1945
        • Letter, Oct. 7, 1930
      • Parsons, Alfred, 1847-1920
        • Letter, undated
      • Pepper, Claude Denson, 1900-
        • Letter, June 18, 1940
      • San Francisco Journal
        • Letter, May 17, 1922
      • Sullivan, Noël, 1890-1956
        • Letter, Nov. 9, 1932
      • Wall, Albert Chandler, 1866-1945
        • Letter, Sept. 25, 1934
      • Weill, Raphael, 1837-1925
        • Letter, Sept. 10, 1915
      • Wilbur, Ray Lyman, 1875-1949
        • Letter, undated
    • Allan, Maud
      • 2 letters, undated
    • Bosqui, Francis Lawrence, 1868-
      • 26 letters, 1899-1927 & undated
    • Carlsen, Emil, 1853-1931
      • 3 letters, 1896 & undated
    • Charteris, Hon. Evan Edward, 1864-
      • 7 letters, ca. 1927
    • Damrosch, Frank Heino, 1659-1937
      • 8 letters, 1886
    • Draper, Ruth, 1884-1956
      • 2 letters, undated
    • Elder (Paul) & Company, San Francisco
      • 2 letters, 1936. Written by Paul Elder
    • Galsworthy, Ada [Mrs. John Galsworthy]
      • 4 letters, 1925-1927
    • Galsworthy, John, 1867-1933
      • 34 letters, 1910-1920
    • Garnett, Porter, 1871-1951
      • Letter, Mar. 2, 1911, addressed to Arthur Putnam. [In Putnam correspondence, Box 4]
    • Garvin, Christina [Mrs. James L. Garvin]
      • 3 Letters, 1914 & undated
    • Garvin, James Louis, 1868-
      • 33 letters, 1916-1937
    • Gibbs, Sir Philip Hamilton, 1877-
      • 3 letters, 1920-1921
    • Haig, Dorothy Maud (Vivian) Haig, countess
      • 3 letters, 1918
    • Hoover, Lou Henry
      • 4 letters, 1919-1939
    • Jacomb-Hood, George Percy, 1857-1929
      • 10 letters, 1897-1908
    • James, Alice (Runnells) [Mrs. William James, Jr.]
      • 3 letters, 1927-1939
    • James, Henry, 1843-1916
      • 5 letters, 1907-1915
    • James, William, 1882-
      • 3 letters, 1936-1942
    • Jeffers, Una (Call), 1885-1950
      • 7 letters, 1932-1939
    • Lyttelton, Edith
      • 11 letters, 1930-1941
    • Manning, Frederic
      • 2 letters, 1912-1923
    • Moncheur, Charlotte, baroness
      • 121 letters, ca. 1916-1940
    • Morley, Charles, 1853-1916
      • 10 letters, 1906-1908-
    • Norris, Kathleen (Thompson), 1880-
      • 22 letters, 1909-1930
    • Ormond, Violet (Sargent) [John S. Sargent's sister]
      • 32 letters, 1918-1937
    • Porter, Bruce, 1865-
      • 129 letters, ca. 1906-1940
    • Porter, Margaret (James) [Mrs. Bruce Porter]
      • 22 letters, 1917-1932 & undated
    • Putnam, Arthur, 1873-1930
      • 7 letters, 1905-1921 & undated
    • Robertson, Walford Graham, 1866-1948
      • 14 letters, undated
    • San Francisco. Art Association
      • 2 letters, 1906-1923
    • Sargent, Emily [John S. Sargent's sister]
      • 19 letters, 1908-1930 & undated
    • Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925
      • 132 letters, 1892-1924 & undated
    • Shiels, John Wilson, 1868-1929
      • Letter, Aug. 11, 1910, addressed to Arthur Putnam. [In Putnam correspondence, Box 4]
    • Skinner, Robert P., 1866-
      • 2 letters, 1930
    • Spreckels, Alma (de Bretteville)
      • 2 letters, 1920-1921, addressed to Arthur Putnam. [In Putnam correspondence, Box 4]
    • Stanford University. Library. Hoover Library on War, Revolution and Peace
      • 2 letters, 1940
    • Sutro, Alfred, 1869-1945
      • 4 letters, 1933
    • Sutro, Oscar, 1874-1935
      • 2 letters, 1931 & undated
    • Witt, Sir Robert Clermont, 1872-1952
      • 2 letters, 1926-1938