Bragdon Family Papers

Title: BRAGDON FAMILY PAPERS
Date range: 1819-1980
Location: A.B81
Size: 107 boxes

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The Bragdon Family Papers are predominantly composed of the personal papers of architect, author, and theater designer Claude Fayette Bragdon but also include those of his parents, sister, wives and children.

George Chandler Bragdon, Claude Bragdon’s father, was born April 29, 1832 at “Chestnut Hill,” a well-known station on the Underground Railroad near Lake Ontario in Richland, New York. After attending Union College, he taught briefly before embarking on a career as a newspaperman.   He edited a succession of newspapers across upstate New York before he and his family settled in Rochester in 1884. An accomplished poet, ardent Emersonian, and early Theosophist, G. C. Bragdon published a volume of verse, Undergrowth (1895), various pamphlets on New York State, and edited Notable Men of Rochester and Vicinity (1902).  He died August 7, 1910.

Katherine Elmina Shipherd was born December 30, 1837 in Walton, New York to Catherine Schermerhorn, a temperance and women’s rights advocate and Fayette Shipherd, a Congregationalist minister and abolitionist.  Like the Bragdon’s Oswego County home, Fayette Shipherd’s house was a station on the Underground Railroad. In 1858, Shipherd moved his family to Ohio where his younger brother John J. Shipherd had been a founder of Oberlin College.  Katherine Shipherd taught at Pulaski Seminary in Oswego County, New York prior to her marriage to George C. Bragdon on March 22, 1860. The couple had two children, May (1865-1947) and Claude Fayette (1866-1946). Katherine Bragdon died September 6, 1920.

Claude Fayette Bragdon was born at the Shipherd family home in Oberlin, Ohio on August 1, 1866. His family moved often until shortly after Bragdon and his sister graduated from Oswego High School in 1884, and they settled in Rochester.  Bragdon immediately began work as a draftsman for a series of Rochester architects, most notably Charles Ellis, for whom he worked 1886-1889. During this period Bragdon helped to organize the Rochester Architectural Sketch Club and entered numerous architectural competitions, often winning a top prize. In January 1890, Bragdon struck out for New York where he was briefly employed by Bruce Price before returning upstate for a job with the Buffalo firm of Green & Wicks. He returned to Rochester in 1891 to go into partnership with Edwin S. Gordon and William H. Orchard (Gordon, Bragdon and Orchard). Among the firm’s most notable projects were competition designs for a New York City Hall and a re-design of Boston’s Copley Square as well as several railroad stations and a commission for a new building for the Rochester Atheneum and Mechanics Institute.

Following his firm’s dissolution in 1895, Bragdon went to England, France and Italy for the summer. Upon his return, he wrote and lectured on his travel experience and on poster art while producing a substantial body of graphic design work for publishers, civic groups, and others. During the 1890s, Bragdon’s competition entries and articles, e.g. a series on Colonial architecture in the American Architect and Building News, earned him notice in national architectural circles. His 1901 lecture to the Architectural League of America, “Mysticism and Architecture,” further enhanced his rising status.  In January 1897, J. Con Hillman joined Bragdon and his young draftsman James Arnold in practice; the partnership was amicably dissolved in 1904.  The firm’s important commissions included residences for Nathan Stein (1897) and other members of Rochester society, an addition to the Livingston County Courthouse (1898), and with J. Foster Warner, the Otis Arch (1900).

On November 3, 1902 Bragdon married Charlotte Wilkinson of Syracuse after a 2 year engagement.  The granddaughter of Samuel Joseph May, a Unitarian minister, abolitionist and influential reformer, Charlotte graduated from Smith College in 1894 and taught there while obtaining a Master’s degree in sociology. After college, she worked at the Hartley House settlement in New York City, served as Secretary and then President of the National League of Women Workers and lobbied in Albany for legislation to protect women workers.  The pair moved into a house of Bragdon’s design and had two sons, Henry (1906) and Chandler (1907).  Charlotte died on December 15, 1907 shortly after childbirth.

At the time of Charlotte’s death, Bragdon was designing the First Universalist Church in Rochester along with several residences. By the following spring, he was immersed in Theosophy and soon founded the Genesee Lodge of the Theosophical Society and his Manas Press, through which he published Theosophical tracts and The Beautiful Necessity (1910), Man the Square (1912), A Primer of Higher Space (1913) and other works.  By the end of 1909 he had the biggest and most important commission of his architectural career, a Rochester station for the New York Central Railroad. Other important projects of the 1910s were the Canandaigua Historical Building, Maplewood Branch YMCA, Bevier Building, Police Precinct buildings, Chamber of Commerce and a garden for George Eastman.
During the 3 years of the New York Central Railroad Station’s construction, Bragdon began writing on hyperspace and met the actor Walter Hampden and Eugenie Julier Macauley, a widow whom he married in 1913.  A mystic who received psychic communications recorded by “automatic writing,” Eugenie died November 6, 1920.

In 1915, Bragdon introduced his new system of ornament, which was based upon four-dimensional geometry, in his Scammon lectures at the Art Institute of Chicago and in Projective Ornament.  He integrated this ornament in several of his built works, including the Chamber of Commerce and Central YMCA (1917), and the Hunter Street Bridge near Toronto (1918).  At the same time, Bragdon was working with the community singing movement as “master of light” for a series of Song and Light festivals in Rochester, New York’s Central Park, and other locations. Using projective ornament and color theory, he created complex installations marrying choral music to colored light. These festivals, with stage sets framed by thousands of lanterns and screens fashioned like stained glass windows, were witnessed by audiences of up to 60,000. For the next thirty years, Bragdon explored various means of animating color and light, including ‘color organs’ that linked chromatic and musical scales with electricity to play four-dimensional colored light forms.

Following the death of his second wife in 1920, Bragdon moved to New York. In 1919, Bragdon had designed Walter Hampden’s Hamlet, beginning nearly two decades of collaboration in the theater. A pioneer in New Stagecraft, Bragdon’s theater designs used ‘invisible sets’, bold color and inventive lighting. Bragdon formally closed his architectural practice and the Manas Press in 1923, let his Rochester house to his sister May and, in 1924, moved into Manhattan’s new high-rise Shelton Hotel where he lived for the rest of his life.  In his final decades, Bragdon continued to publish and lecture on a broad range of topics: architecture, theater, film, color, hyperspace, art, yoga, feminism, and the occult. He built concrete bridges, pursued mobile color, designed book jackets and dance sets, and exhibited stage designs and paintings. Claude Bragdon died at home on September 17, 1946.

May Bragdon (1865-1947), the sister of Claude Bragdon, was born May 16, 1865 in Adams, New York.  She went to work at Warner's Safe Cure Company in Rochester in 1885, studied stenography and typing, and became secretary to architect James G. Cutler in 1889. In 1910, she left Cutler's to work as office manager for her brother’s architectural practice and his Manas Press. In 1918, economic pressures led Bragdon to reduce his office staff, and May found work with the Employment Office of the Combined Metal Trades (1918-1919), the Clothiers' Exchange and, in 1924, the Gannett Publishing Company, where she remained until her retirement in 1938.  May Bragdon died March 21, 1947.

Henry Wilkinson Bragdon, Claude Bragdon’s eldest son, was born September 6, 1906.  He attended Harvard University (B.A. 1928) and Trinity College, Cambridge.  He taught history at Brooks School in N. Andover, Massachusetts (1930-1945) and Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire until his retirement in 1974.  Henry W. Bragdon was the author of The Story of a Free People, Woodrow Wilson: the Academic Years, History of a Free Nation and other works. He and his first wife Katherine Fowler had 2 sons, David (1932-1998) and Peter (1936- ).  His second wife was Jane Hamlin.   Henry W. Bragdon died March 15, 1980.

Chandler Bragdon, Claude Bragdon’s younger son, was born December 15, 1907.  He attended Princeton University and Peterhouse College, Cambridge, and received a PhD from the University of Rochester in 1961. He was History Master at Connecticut’s Kent School (1929-30), History Professor at the University of Idaho (1939-44) and the State University College, Plattsburg (1946-65).  Chandler and his first wife Elizabeth Fowler had one son, Sam (1943-1983).  In 1954, two years after the death of his first wife, Chandler married Sue Roberts Rose. Chandler Bragdon died January 3, 1969.

The bulk of the collection was the gift of Henry and Chandler Bragdon.

Additional resources:


CLAUDE FAYETTE BRAGDON

Boxes 1-4: General Correspondence consists of the personal, non-family correspondence of Claude Fayette Bragdon. Some letters have been indexed. Box 5 contains letters written to Bragdon after his death in September 1946 and correspondence to/from Henry W. Bragdon regarding Claude Bragdon's life and works.

To search for specific correspondence within Boxes 1-5, consult the Claude Bragdon Correspondence Database.

Box:

  1. General correspondence, 1892-1929.
  2. General correspondence, 1930-1939.
  3. General correspondence, 1940-1943.
  4. General correspondence, 1944-1946, undated.
  5. General correspondence, 1947-1980.

 

Boxes 6-18: Family Correspondence, first series consists of letters exchanged between siblings Claude and May Bragdon, their parents George Chandler and Katherine Elmina (Shipherd) Bragdon, and their aunts, uncles, and cousins. After the death of Katherine E. Bragdon in 1920, the series consists simply of letters exchanged between Claude and May Bragdon.

See A.B81, Box 73:9 for May Bragdon's index to her brother's letters written to her 1940-1944.

Box:

  1. Family correspondence, first series, 1866-1899.
  2. Family correspondence, first series, 1900-1923.
  3. Family correspondence, first series, 1924-1928.
  4. Family correspondence, first series, 1929-1932.
  5. Family correspondence, first series, 1933-1934.
  6. Family correspondence, first series, 1935-1936.
  7. Family correspondence, first series, 1937-June 1938.
  8. Family correspondence, first series, July-December 1938.
  9. Family correspondence, first series, 1939.
  10. Family correspondence, first series, 1940-June 1941.
  11. Family correspondence, first series, July 1941-1942.
  12. Family correspondence, first series, 1943-June 1944.
  13. Family correspondence, first series, July 1944-1946.


Boxes 19-26: Family Correspondence, second series consists of letters exchanged between Claude Bragdon and his sons Henry and Chandler Bragdon; their aunt May Bragdon; Henry's sons, Peter and David; and Chandler's son Sam. See also D. 255, Boxes 5-6.

Box:

  1. Family correspondence, second series, 1913-1928.
  2. Family correspondence, second series, 1929-1933.
  3. Family correspondence, second series, 1934-1935.
  4. Family correspondence, second series, 1936.
  5. Family correspondence, second series, 1937-1939.
  6. Family correspondence, second series, 1940-1941.
  7. Family correspondence, second series, 1942-1944.
  8. Family correspondence, second series, 1945-1968.

Boxes 27-30: Family Correspondence, third series consists of letters exchanged between Claude Bragdon and Eugenie (Julier) Macauley who became his second wife in 1913.

Box:

  1. Family correspondence, third series, 1911-August 1912.
  2. Family correspondence, third series, September-December 1912.
  3. Family correspondence, third series, 1913-1914.
  4. Family correspondence, third series, 1915-1916.

Box 31: CFB Juvenilia, 1872-1882. See also D.255, Box 1:1.
Folder:

  1. Drawings, 1872-1876 (10 unique items).
    • Containers, 'for Grandpa's birthday,' 1872
    • Architectural, April 6, 1873
    • Barnum's circus pictures, colored and cut out by CFB, June 1873
    • Train engine, cut and colored by CFB, July 1873
    • Potted hyacinth, March 30, 1874
    • Storefronts and goldfish bowl on table, April 11, 1875
    • Map of North America, 1876
    • Train car, January 23, 1876
    • Map of North America, November 12, 1876
    • Railroad Guide, n.d. (illustrated manuscript booklet, stitched and pinned)
  2. Embroidery on paper, 1872-1873 (4 unique items).
    • "Dear Papa," December 25, 1872
    • "God is Love," July 1, 1873
    • Lyre "For my mother," n.d.
    • "Holy Bible" in blue silk wrapper, n.d
  3.  Original poems and broadsides, 1873-1875 (4 unique items).
    • In the Moonlight, January 23, 1873
    • Mild Farmer Jones and the Naughty Boy, January 30, 1874
    • Program, King John, April 20, 1874
    • To the Public (manuscript broadside), August 1875
  4.  For Children, (illustrated manuscript), 1874 (7 unique issues).
    • No. 1, November 29, 1874 (stitched)
    • Vol. 1, No.1, 1874 (half of text written backwards; pinned)
    • No. 2, December 1, 1874 (stitched)
    • No. 3, December 1874 (title written backward; stitched)
    • No. 4, 1874 (text beginning with Fairys [sic]; stitched)
    • No. 4, 1874 (text beginning with The Old Farm Gate; stitched)
    • No. 5, December 2, 1874 (stitched)
  5.  Household Stories (illustrated manuscript), 1875-1876 (11 unique issues).
    • November 24, 1875 (tri-fold)
    • November 25, 1875 (single folio)
    • November 27, 1875 (single folio)
    • November 29, 1875 (single folio)
    • November 30, 1875 (single folio)
    • November 1875 (cover only)
    • December 13, 1875 (stitched)
    • December 14, 1875 (single folio)
    • Vol. II, No. 1, November 11, 1876 (stitched)
    • Vol. II, No. 2, 1876 (stitched)
    • Undated (stitched with cover wrappers)
  6.  "The Story of the Hermit," (manuscript, 4 pp., c. 1876).
  7.  "The Story of the Hermit," (printed, with hand-drawn illustrations), December 1876 (4 copies).
  8.  Drawings, 1877-1878.
    • Castle and full moon (pencil), January, 1877
    • CFB's first pen picture, "Shakespeare Illustrated," August 2, 1877
    • Toad beneath mushroom with bottle (pencil), August 31, 1877
    • Political cartoon (pencil), October 1877
    • Mapleside (pencil), 1878
    • Portrait of Martin Devine (pencil), August 2, 1878
    • Illustrated song lyric (pencil), December 1878
    • Man with hat and mustache (pencil), 1878
    • Man in back of cart (pencil, folio from sketchbook), August 1878

9. Household Stories (printed), Vol. 1, No. 1-3, January, 1877.

  • Vol. I, No. 1, January 8, 1877 (stitched)
  • Vol. I, No. II, January 15, 1877 (3 copies, stitched)
  • Vol. I, No. III, January 29, 1877 (3 copies, two stitched)

10. Household Stories (printed), Vol. 1, No. 1-5, May-September 1877.

  • Vol. I, No. 1, May 16, 1877 (3 copies, stitched in printed yellow wrappers)
  • Vol. I, No. 2, June 16, 1877 (2 copies, stitched in printed yellow wrappers)
  • Vol. I, No. 3, July 1877 (4 copies, stitched in printed tan wrappers)
  • Vol. I, No. 4, August 1877 (9 copies, stitched in printed tan wrappers)
  • Vol. I, No. 5, September 1877 (2 copies, illustrated, stitched in printed tan wrappers)
  • [undated, un-numbered] A Little About Germany (no covers, stitched)

11. Johnnie's Valentine by Walter H. Shipherd (printed), 1877 (2 copies in printed tan wrapper, 1 copy in printed pink wrapper).

12. Playbills, printed, 1877-1878.

  • Mischief in the Studio (2 copies, n.d.)
  • Bunnell & Bragdon's Grand Circus, June 23, 1877 (2 copies)
  • A Song By the Clan, etc. November 31, 1877
  • Wilson & Sheppard's Grand Show, June 1, 1878

13. Printed ephemera, c.1877.

  • Claude Bragdon calling card
  • Cover wrapper, The Fortunes of Philip Thompson, 1877

14. Household Stories (printed), Vol. 2, No. 1, September 1878 (3 copies).

15. Household Stories (proofs), n.d.

16. The Home Magazine (printed), Vol. 1, No. 1, July, 1878 (2 copies).

17. Banjo music (manuscript), 1878-1880.

  • Susanna, December 29, 1878
  • Comin thru the rye
  • Music with illustration of man with oar
  • Hoop de dooden doo and Juba, December 1878
  • I'm my Daddy's Only Son, 1878
  • Pink Waltz (illustrated, ink), August 1880
  • Boston Jig (illustrated, ink), August 1880
  • Clog Hornpipe (illustrated, ink), August 1880
  • Kate Kearny Waltz (illustrated, ink), August 1880
  • Captain Jinks (illustrated, ink), August 1880
  • Trick Solo (illustrated, ink), August 1880
  • Massas in de Cold Ground (illustrated, ink), August 1880
  • Jenny's Polka (illustrated, ink), August 1880
  • Niagara Polka (illustrated, ink), August 1880

18. Sketchbook, 1878 (10 leaves of pencil drawings, lacking back cover).

19. Drawings, 1879.

  • Happy new year calling card (ink), 1879
  • Boy on fence (ink), 1879
  • Couple arm in arm (pencil), 1879
  • Coleman's new cottage, Hemlock Lake (pencil), June 29, 1879
  • Rennett's boat house (pencil), June 29, 1879
  • Sketch of Chestnut Hill (pencil) August, 1879
  • African Pinafore (pencil), September 23, 1879
  • Bird and branch (watercolor), December 30, 1879

20. Chestnut Hill sketches (homemade sketchbook, tied with purple ribbon, 7 leaves), July 1880.

21. Drawings, 1880.

  • Mill and bridge (ink and wash), March 13, 1880
  • Flowers with insects (ink), March 30, 1880
  • Metamorphosis portrait (pencil), May 6, 1880
  • Chestnut Hill (pencil), May 22, 1880
  • Gate and barn (pencil), July 3, 1880
  • Barns at Chestnut Hill, July 3, 1880
  • Partial sketchbook (3 folios, pencil), August 1880
  • Locomotive on calling card (pencil) April 8, 1880

22. Drawings, 1881.

  • Banjo (ink), July 27, 1881
  • Office boy (pencil), August 1881
  • Backstage scene (ink wash), October 8, 1881
  • "A Seasonable Sketch" (ink), Election Day, 1881
  • Rocking chair (ink), November 12, 1881
  • Tugboat and handkerchief on sewing box (ink), November 13, 1881
  • "The Noblest Roman of Them All" (ink), November 1881
  • Town crier (ink), November 13, 1881
  • Table stand (ink), December 11, 1881
  • Banjo (ink wash), Christmas 1881

23. Drawings, n.d. (ca 1875-1881).

  • Duckling (watercolor and ink)
  • Christmas sketches (pencil)
  • Circus acrobats (ink)
  • Lakeside in moonlight (pencil)
  • Banjo (ink)
  • Two men and dog (ink, 2 versions)
  • Crosshatching (ink)

24. Scarbrand the Skull Hunter of Venice," (illustrated manuscript, 14 pp.), c. 1882.
25. Calligraphy sample, January 1, 1883.
26. "Machine Poetry," (manuscript, 1 leaf), 1883

Box 32: CFB Boyhood diaries, 1877-1883.
Folder:

  1. 1877, 1878, 1879-1880.
  2. 1881-1883 (contains many ink illustrations).
  3. Henry Wilkinson Bragdon; notes on Claude Bragdon's boyhood diaries.
  4. Published version of Claude Bragdon's boyhood diary, edited by Henry Wilkinson Bragdon, Watertown, N.Y., 1974.
  5. Newspaper excerpts of Claude Bragdon's boyhood diary, printed in the Watertown Daily Times, n.d. See also: A.B81, oversize folder 1.


Box 33: Diaries and pocket memoranda books, 1886-1946; 46 volumes. (NOTE: Volumes from 1894, 1900-1901; 1903-1907; 1913-1923, 1940 are not in the collection.)

Box 34: Manuscripts: short stories and essays. (NOTE: the following manuscripts are in chronological order. When known, the place and date of publication are given. Undated manuscripts are in alphabetical order at the end of the sequence. See Box 31 for mss. before 1885.)Folder:

  1. A Poem, c.1895. (Carbon typescript with manuscript corrections, manuscript poem laid in. Bound in manuscript illustrated covers with brads. [Gelett Burgess called CFB "Bill".]
  2. Notes for essay on Henry James, January 1913 (2 pp. typescript)
  3. "The Amulet." Short story, n.d. (13 pp. typescript with manuscript corrections. Signed "Fayette Shipherd".)
  4. "The Sea Maiden." Short story, n.d. (18 pp. typescript with manuscript corrections.)
  5. "The Angel at the Fountain." Short story, n.d. (11 pp. typescript. Signed "Fayette Shipherd".)
  6. "Death and the Juggler/Retreat from Fear." Short story, c. 1920 (?), rewritten 1942. (4 versions, all typescripts; 2 with manuscript corrections and retitled "Retreat From Fear".)
  7. "A Meddler in Destinies." Fragment of a novel (c. 1920? 8 pp. typescript with manuscript corrections.)
  8. "An Art of Light," c. 1917. (20 pp. typescript with manuscript corrections and illustrations. Published in American Architect, Vol. 3, June 13,1917. Complete issue in A.B81, Box 40:2.)
  9. "Street Lighting," c. 1920. (11 pp. typescript with manuscript corrections. Published in Christian Science Monitor, July 9, 1920.)
  10. Light and Lens Series, c. 1922-23. (12 pp. typescript of series published in Wellsworth Merchandiser, 1922-1923. Tearsheets in A.B81, Box 38A:4.)
  11. "The Marriage of East and West," c. 1923. (3 pp. carbon typescript with manuscript corrections and envelope addressed to Alice Sprague. Published in Orient, February 1923, tearsheet in A.B81, Box 38A:5.)
  12. "The Spirit of the Nile," c. 1923. (7 pp. carbon typescript with manuscript corrections. Published in Orient, February, 1923. Tearsheet in A.B81, Box 38A:5.)
  13. "More Ornament from Magic Squares," c. 1927. (12 pp. typescript with manuscript corrections. Published in Architectural Record, December, 1927. Tear sheet in A.B81, Box 38A:9, complete issue A.B81, Box 40:11.)
  14. "Catharsis." Short story, February 1930. (10 pp. typescript with manuscript corrections.)
  15. "Jack Black and his Jail Birds," (5 pp. carbon typescript. Published in N.Y. World, December 21, 1930, reprinted in Syracuse Herald January 5, 1931. Tearsheets in A.B81, Box 38A:12.)
  16. "Intimations of Immortality, rewritten as "Death," n.d. (1931? 3pp. typescript with manuscript notation "Sent Kettner for Young Idealist". 2 pp. carbon typescript retitled "Death".)
  17. "East is West and West is East," c. 1931. (6 pp. carbon typescript with manuscript corrections. Published as “Life's Hall of Mirrors” in Thinker February, 1931. Tear sheet in A.B81, Box 38A:13.)
  18. "What a Piece of Work is Man!" c.1931. (3 pp. typescript with manuscript notation "Sent to Kettner for Young Idealist".)
  19. "First Impressions," c. 1931. (4 pp. typescript with manuscript corrections.)
  20. "Chinese Wisdom," c. 1932. (3 pp. carbon typescript with manuscript corrections. Review of The Secret of the Golden Flower, published in N.Y. Times Book Review, January 10, 1932.)
  21. "As I Remember It: Bill," 1932. (3 pp. carbon typescript published in Outlook and Independent, January 20, 1932. Tear sheet in A.B81, Box 38A:14.)
  22. "As I Remember It: Glimpses of Other Lives," (3 pp. carbon typescript published in Outlook and Independent, January 20, 1932. Tear sheet in A.B81, Box 38A:14.)
  23. "As I Remember It: Photographing a Thought," (3 pp. carbon typescript published in Outlook and Independent, January 27, 1932. Tear sheet in A.B81, Box 38A:14.)
  24. "As I Remember It: Stories of Old New York," (3 pp. carbon typescript published in Outlook and Independent, January 27, 1932. Tear sheet in A.B81, Box 38A:14.)
  25. "Putting on a Play," April 1932. (11 pp. carbon typescript.)
  26. "As I Remember It: Sanatarium Notes," 1932 (2 pp. carbon typescript.)
  27. "Rescued from Time," c. 1932. (11 pp. carbon typescript.)
  28. "Apropos of Nothing: Love Conquers Death," c.1932? (2 pp. carbon typescript, incomplete.)
  29. "What I Remember of Annie Besant," c.1933 (3 pp. carbon typescript.)
  30. "The Animated Picture," (12 pp. carbon typescript with manuscript corrections, published in Scribner's Magazine, July, 1934 as “Mickey Mouse and What He Means.” Tear sheet in A.B81, Box 38A:16.)
  31. "Yoga," (10 pp. carbon typescript published in The Forum, October 1934. Tear sheet in A.B81, Box 38A:16.)
  32. "The Prostitution of the Mind," (10 pp. carbon typescript published in Philosophical Review, Winter 1935. Tear sheet in A.B81, Box 38A:17.)
  33. "Color Music," 1936. (15 pp. carbon typescript with manuscript corrections, published in Theosophist, May 1936.)
  34. "The Star of Perfection," (5 pp. carbon typescript published in Journal of Calendar Reform, December 1936. Tear sheet in A.B81, Box 38A:18.)
  35. "Art Survey for 1938." (7 pp. carbon typescript with manuscript corrections.)
  36. "Art Trends in America in Nineteen-Thirty-Nine." (2 pp. carbon typescript.)
  37. "Three Recent Paintings by Nicholas Roerich," c. 1939. (1p. carbon typescript with manuscript corrections.)
  38. Five contributions for Henry Clune's "Seen and Heard" column published in Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, 1943-44.
    • re: More Lives Than One (4 pp. carbon typescript with manuscript corrections.)
    • re: change in careers from architecture to theater design (5 pp. carbon typescript with manuscript corrections.)
    • re: Harvey Ellis (2 copies, each 4 pp. carbon typescript with manuscript corrections.)
    • re: Lyceum Theatre (4 pp.carbon typescript with manuscript corrections.)
    • re: "Stage Door Canteen," September 13, 1943. (6 pp.carbon typescript with manuscript corrections.)
  39. "A Game of Chess," c. 1939-1940. (2 copies; each 2pp., 1 original and 1 carbon typescript with manuscript corrections.)
  40. "Francis H. Bacon, 1857-1940," (3 pp. carbon typescript with manuscript corrections published in Architectural Forum, March, 1940. Photocopy of tear sheet in A.B81, Box 38A:22.)
  41. "Orchestra Settings," 1940. (3 pp. carbon typescript with manuscript corrections published in Pencil Points, June, 1940. Photocopy of tear sheet in A.B81, Box 38A:22.)
  42. "The Readiness is All," 1942. (2 pp. carbon typescript with manuscript corrections published in Argosy, September 1942.Tear sheet & photocopy in A.B81, Box 38A:24.)
  43. "Madame Margaret Mamlok, Hand Analyst," 1943. (5 pp. carbon typescript with manuscript corrections published as “The Buried Wisdom of the Ages; a Study of Hand Analysis” in Southern Israelite, October 1943.   Photocopy of tear sheet in A.B81, Box 38A:25.)
  44. "The Problems of a Propagandist," 1944. (8 pp. carbon typescript with manuscript corrections published in American Theosophist, March 1944. Photocopy of tear sheet A.B81, Box 38A:26.)
  45. "News from Nowhere," c. 1944. (2 copies of 4 pp. carbon typescript with manuscript corrections.)
  46. "Evil and Eve," 1944. (2 copies of 7 pp. carbon typescript with manuscript corrections. Extract of talk delivered by CFB to Rochester Historical Society, November 8, 1944 and published in American Theosophist, May 1945. Photocopy of tear sheet in A.B81, Box 38A:27.)
  47. "Music: Cosmic and Microcosmic," 1945. (5 pp. original typescript with manuscript corrections; 3pp. incomplete carbon typescript with manuscript corrections. Published in American Theosophist, May 1945. Tear sheet in A.B81, Box 38A:27.)
  48. "The Seeing I," 1945. (6 pp. original and carbon typescripts published in American Theosophist, July, 1945. Tear sheet in A.B81, Box 38A:27.)
  49. "Animation Comes of Age," 1945. (6 pp. original typescript with manuscript corrections published in Telescreen, September, 1945. Tear sheet in A.B81, Box 38A:27, complete issue A.B81, Box 40:15.)
  50. "On Being Bored," 1945. (2 copies of 4 pp. carbon typescript with manuscript corrections. Published as I Refuse to be Bored” in Your Life December, 1945.  Photocopy in A.B81, Box 38A:27.)
  51. "In Vishnu-land What Avatar?" (3 pp. carbon typescript with manuscript corrections published in Biosophical Review, Winter, 1945.)
  52. "The Soul of Things," 1946. (2 copies of 4 pp. carbon typescript with manuscript corrections. Published in American Theosophist, March, 1946. Photocopy in A.B81, Box 38:13.) 
  53. "Don't be a Silver-Apron-String Mother," 1946. (2 copies of 4 pp. carbon typescript published in Your Life as “Advice to Mothers.” Photocopy in A.B81, Box 38:13.) 
  54. "On Certain Theatrical Superstitions," 1946. (2 copies; 5 pp. original and carbon typescripts with manuscript corrections. Published as “Queer Stage Superstitions” in Your Life, June, 1946. Photocopy in A.B81, Box 38A:28.) 
  55. "Nervous Exhaustion," 1946. (1 pp. carbon typescript published in American Theosophist, July, 1946. Photocopy in A.B81, Box 38A:28.) 
  56. "And what of Death?" n.d. (2 copies; 5 pp. original and carbon typescripts with manuscript corrections.)
  57. "Concerning Greek Architecture," n.d. (4 pp. carbon typescript with manuscript corrections.)
  58. "The Etiquette of the Heart," n.d. (2 copies of 3 pp. carbon typescripts with manuscript corrections.)
  59. "The Gift of a Jewel," n.d. (2 pp. original typescript with manuscript corrections.)
  60. "The Golden Bowl," n.d. (2 copies; 1 pp. original and carbon typescripts with manuscript corrections.)
  61. "Habit", n.d. (2 pp. carbon typescript.)
  62. "An Interview with Henry Ford," n.d. (3 copies; 1 pp. original and 2 carbon typescripts with manuscript corrections.)
  63. "The King-Coit School," n.d. ( 2 copies; 3 pp. carbon typescripts.)
  64. "Laughter: the Universal Solvent," n.d. (2 pp. original typescript with manuscript corrections.)
  65. "The Lesson of the Master," n.d. (2 copies of 4 pp. carbon typescript. Re: Louis Sullivan.)
  66. "Mathematics as an Aid to Design," n.d. (10 pp. original typescript with manuscript corrections.)
  67. "Opening Night," n.d. (2 copies; 4 pp.original and carbon typescripts.)
  68. "Telephonic Bad Manners," n.d. (2 copies; 3 pp.carbon typescripts with manuscript corrections.)
  69. "Tipping over the Lamp," n.d. (2 pp. original typescript with manuscript corrections.)
  70. Poems by CFB, n.d.
    • Haiku
    • The Poet Encounters Primavera Opposite The Players Club
    • Boys' Play (3 copies.)
  71. "On Color and Form in Setting Shakespeare's Plays." (Incomplete. 4 pp. typescript with manuscript corrections.)
  72. Miscellaneous fragments.
    • 4 pp. manuscript, c. 1944
    • 'The Flame,' incomplete. (2 pp. original typescript, n.d.)
    • re: Stieglitz. (1 pp. original typescript, n.d.)
    • re: Space, time; incomplete. (1 pp. original typescript with manuscript on verso.)
    • 'Spirit is eternal,' (2 pp. carbon typescript.)

Box 35: Manuscripts: addresses, introductions and unpublished books.
Folder:

  1. "An Introduction to Yoga," November 20, 1932. (2 copies of 4 pp. mimeographed lecture text.)
  2. "How to Make Magic Squares," November 1938 (13 pp. carbon typescript with diagrams. Possible script for short film.)
  3. "Reminiscences of the Rochester of the Eighties." Lecture given as "Reminiscences of Old Rochester" to the Rochester Historical Society, December 5, 1945. (10 pp. carbon typescript with manuscript corrections.)
  4. Message to Claude Bragdon Society, Mexico City, re: Man the Square c. 1923. (1 pp. carbon typescript.)
  5. "Buddha's Birthday Address." Talk on White Lotus Day, May 16, n.d. (2 pp. carbon typescript.)
  6. "The Theatre." A talk before the [Princeton] Triangle Club, n.d. (3 pp. carbon typescript with manuscript corrections.)
  7. Introduction [for book of psychic communications by Olga Rosmanith]. (6 pp. carbon typescript with manuscript corrections.)
  8. Introduction to Consciously Creating Circumstances, by George Winslow Plummer, 1937. (1 pp. carbon typescript with manuscript corrections.)
  9. "A Note on the Wax Sculpture of Miss Ethel Mundy." Introduction to exhibit catalogue May, 1944. Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts. (3 pp. carbon typescript with manuscript corrections.)
  10. Introduction to Cobblestone Architecture by Carl Schmidt, 1944. (2 pp. carbon typescript with manuscript corrections.)
  11. Introduction and Commentary for Sensitive Horizons by Alice Sprague, 1946. (24 pp. original typescript with manuscript corrections; 11 pp. carbon typescript.)
  12. Pantomime in the Theatre by unknown author. Translation from French [?], chapters 1-2, 4-6. (31 pp. typescript.)
  13. Delphic Woman, 1936. Title page, introduction, contents, preface and essay. (12 pp. carbon typescript.)
  14. The Time Illusion. Title page, table of contents, and introduction. (4 pp. carbon typescript.)
  15. Traite Elementaire de L'Hyper-Espace. Translation of Primer of Higher Space in 3 parts. (original typescripts.)
  16. Miscellaneous manuscripts for selections of More Lives Than One. (6 pp. carbon typescript.)
  17. The Brotherhood of Consolation, by Claude Bragdon and Wilfred Brandon [Edith Ellis]. (140 pp. original typescript with manuscript corrections.)
  18. The Veil of Maya. (118 pp. original typescript with manuscript corrections.)
  19. The Veil of Maya. (129 pp. original typescript with manuscript corrections.)
  20. "The Illusion of Death." Additional chapter of The Veil of Maya. (13 pp. original typescript with manuscript corrections.)
  21. "Quotations from the Upanishads." Used in The Veil of Maya. (13 pp. original typescript.)

Box 36: Notes for "Philosophy of Architecture," ultimately incorporated into The Beautiful Necessity.
Folder:

  1. Vol. 1, February, 1-March 29, 1891. (Illustrated manuscript bound in commercial notebook.)
  2. Vol. 2, March 31-May 1,1891. (Illustrated manuscript bound in commercial notebook.)
  3. Vol. 3, May 1, 1891-January 1, 1892. (Illustrated manuscript bound in commercial notebook.)
  4. Preparatory notes, 1893 (Illustrated manuscript bound in commercial account book.)
  5. Notebook, January 1, 1909-1911. (Manuscript bound in commercial account book.)

Box 37: The Arch Lectures, 1940. (Mimeographed copies).
Folder:

  1. Vol. I, August 13, 1940. Address delivered at the Museum of Modern Art, N.Y. (9 pp.)
  2. Vol. 2, August 21, 1940. Address delivered at the Wellesley Club, N.Y. (8 pp.)
  3. Vol. 3, August 28, 1940. Address delivered at the Wellesley Club, N.Y. (9 pp.)
  4. Vol. 4, September 4, 1940. Address delivered at the Wellesley Club, N.Y. (13 pp.)
  5. Vol. 5, September 12, 1940. Address delivered at the Wellesley Club, N.Y. (11 pp.)
  6. Vol. 6, September 18, 1940. Address delivered at the Hotel Barclay, N.Y. (9 pp.)
  7. Vol. 7, September 27, 1940. Address delivered at the Hotel Barclay, N.Y. (9 pp.)
  8. Vol. 8, October 2, 1940. Address delivered at 170 East 78th St., N.Y. (10 pp.)
  9. Vol. 9, October ? 1940. Address delivered at 170 East 78th St., N.Y. (7 pp.)
  10. Vol. 10, October 13, 1940. Address delivered at 170 East 78th St., N.Y. (6 pp.)
  11. Vol. XIV, November 13, 1940. "Dynamic Symmetry." Address delivered at 170 East 78th St., N.Y. (2 copies. Copy 1: 7 pp.; Copy 2: 7 pp. mimeographed typescript with manuscript corrections and diagrams.)
  12. Vol. 15, November 20, 1940 (2 copies. Copy 1: 7 pp. staplebound in original cover depicting Carman Barnes' bookplate image designed by CFB and "Christmas Greetings;" Copy 2: 7 pp. mimeographed typescript staplebound in decorative paper covers.)
  13. Vol. 16, November 27, 1940. Address delivered at 170 East 78th St., N.Y. (5 pp.)
  14. Vol. 17, December 4, 1940. Address delivered at 170 East 78th St., N.Y. (6 pp.)
  15. Vol. 18, December 18, 1940. Address delivered at 170 East 78th St., N.Y. (6 pp.)

Box 38: Periodical Publications: 1888-1918 (tear sheets and photocopies).
Folder:

  1. 1888-1889
  2. 1890
  3. 1891
  4. 1892
  5. 1893
  6. 1894
  7. 1895
  8. 1896
  9. 1897
  10. 1898
  11. 1899
  12. 1900
  13. 1901
  14. 1902
  15. 1903
  16. 1904
  17. 1905-1906
  18. 1907
  19. 1908
  20. 1909
  21. 1910
  22. 1911
  23. 1912
  24. 1913
  25. 1914
  26. 1915
  27. 1916
  28. 1917
  29. 1918

Box 38A: Periodical Publications: 1919-1946 (tear sheets and photocopies).
Folder:

  1. 1919
  2. 1920
  3. 1921
  4. 1922
  5. 1923
  6. 1924
  7. 1925
  8. 1926
  9. 1927
  10. 1928
  11. 1929
  12. 1930
  13. 1931
  14. 1932
  15. 1933
  16. 1934
  17. 1935
  18. 1936
  19. 1937
  20. 1938
  21. 1939
  22. 1940
  23. 1941
  24. 1942
  25. 1943
  26. 1944
  27. 1945
  28. 1946

Box 39: Periodicals with contributions by CFB, 1894-1904.
Folder:

  1. American Architect & Building News, Vol. 43, No. 952, March 24, 1894.
  2. American Architect & Building News, Vol. 46, No. 981, October 13, 1894.
  3. A. [2A] Chap-Book, Index Vol. 1, May 15-November 1, 1894 and No. 12, November 1, 1894.
  4. Chap-Book, Vol. 4, No. 2, December 1, 1895.
  5. Chap-Book, Vol. 1, No. 12, November 1, 1899.
  6. The Art Student, Vol. 7, No. 39, January 1896.
  7. The Fly Leaf, No. 2, January 1896.
  8. The Home Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 2, February 1897.
  9. The Lotus, Vol. 3, No. 10, October 1897.
  10. American Architect & Building News, Vol. 72, No. 1324, May 11, 1901.
  11. House and Garden, Vol. 2, No. 1, January 1902.
  12. House and Garden, Vol. 2, No. 2, February 1902.
  13. House and Garden, Vol. 2, No. 3, March 1902.
  14. House and Garden, Vol. 2, No. 4, April 1902.
  15. House and Garden, Vol. 2, No. 5, May 1902.
  16. House and Garden, Vol. 2, No. 6, June 1902.
  17. The Reader, Vol. 3, No. 1, December 1903.
  18. The Critic, Vol. 44, No. 2, February 1904.
  19. The Book Lover, Vol. 5, No. 5, May 1904.
  20. Good Housekeeping, Vol. 38, No. 5, May 1904.

Box 40: Periodicals with contributions by CFB, 1904-1945. See Bibliography also A.B81, Oversize Box 11.
Folder:

  1. House Beautiful, Vol. 16, No. 1, June 1904.
  2. American Architect, Vol. 3, No. 2169, June 1917.
  3. Architectural Forum, Vol. 27, No. 6, December 1917.
  4. American Architect, Vol. 112, No. 2192, December 26, 1917.
  5. White Pine Series of Architectural Monographs, Vol. 9, No. 4, August 1918.
  6. The Messenger, Vol. 7, No. 7, December 1919.
  7. The Messenger, Vol. 7, No. 8, January, 1920.
  8. The Messenger, Vol. 7, No. 10, March 1920.
  9. The New Orient, Vol. 2, No. 1, May-June 1924.
  10. The New Orient, Vol. 3, No. 3, January 1927.
  11. ArchitecturalRecord, Vol. 62, No. 6, December 1927.
  12. Pencil Points, Vol. 12, No. 10, October 1931.
  13. Architect's World, Vol. 1, No. 3, April 1938.
  14. Telescreen, Vol. 14, No. 2, September 1945.

Box 41: Publishing records: A. A. Knopf, Manas Press, Creative Age Press.
Folder:

  1. Correspondence with A. A. Knopf and Co., 1923-1946 (indexed).
  2. Correspondence about posthumous publications, 1966-1978.
  3. Notes and progress record of writing The Beautiful Necessity, 1892-1912. (Commercially bound manuscript notebook containing: notes from 1891-93 which would be incorporated into CFB's writing; Jan. 1, 1900: proclamation to begin writing The Beautiful Necessity; detailed account of number of words written per day on particular subjects 1900-1912.)
  4. "Publishing Ventures," 1909-1920. (Commercially bound manuscript volume of records of Manas Press. Includes prices, work schedules, names of recipients, etc.) See also D. 255, Box 1:6-7.
  5. Record of essays, submitted and rejected/published, 1929-1931.
  6. Distribution record for Sensitive Horizons, 1946. (Commercially bound manuscript volume.)
  7. Manuscripts for catalogue blurbs and jacket copy for CFB books.
    • More Lives Than One, quotes from Alfred Steiglitz, Dane Rudhyar, etc. (4 pp. typescript)
    • Projective Ornament blurb (1 pp. typescript)
    • The Figure inthe Carpet, etc. (2 pp. typescript)
    • Excerpts from press notices of An Introduction to Yoga (1 pp. typescript)
    • Catalogue blurb for Yoga For You (1 pp. typescript)
    • Blurb for Art and the Machine Age (1 pp. typescript)
    • Excerpt from review of The Secret Springs (1 pp. typescript)
    • Assorted blurbs (3 pp. typescript)
    • Blurb for fourth edition of The Beautiful Necessity
  8. Annual totals of books sold, 1918-1940. (4 pp. manuscript)
  9. Lists of review and author's copies, recipients for Merely Players, The Eternal Poles, Arch Lectures, Yoga For You. (7 pp.)
  10. Printed ephemera relating to publications, etc.
    • Brothers of the Book prospectus, The Golden Person in the Heart, 1898 (2 versions)
    • Manas Press prospectus, Projective Ornament, 1915
    • Newsprint clippings, advertisements for: The New Image, The Beautiful Necessity, More Lives Than One, Confessions of Two Brothers, Delphic Woman, Verse, Manas Press books. (10 items)
    • A. A. Knopf and Co. prospectus, The New Image
    • A. A. Knopf and Co. mailing re: The New Image, October 1928
    • A. A. Knopf and Co. prospectus, More Lives Than One (3 copies)
    • A. A. Knopf and Co. prospectus, The Eternal Poles, 1931 (4 copies)
    • A. A. Knopf and Co., prospectus, The Frozen Fountain, 1932 (2 copies)
    • Borzoi broadside for June 1938 with blurb for More Lives Than One
    • Blurb for Delphic Woman
    • Manas Press prospectus, Oracle
    • Dust jacket, Oracle (2 complete, 2 partial)
    • List of Manas Press publications; Manas Press mailing label.
    • Borzoi prospectus, Tertium Organum, 2nd edition (2 copies)
    • A. A. Knopf and Co. prospectus, Yoga For You (3 copies)
    • Dust jacket (partial), Yoga For You
    • A. A. Knopf and Co. prospectus, Open The Door! (3 copies)
    • Catalogue of Mathematical Abstractions paintings, Ferargil Galleries, New York, December 15-28, 1941
  11. Copyright cards and documentation, 1909-1946.
  12. Publisher's contracts, 1916-1942.
    • A. A. Knopf and Co., Four-Dimensional Vistas, January 3, 1916
    • A. A. Knopf and Co., Architecture and Democracy, May 20, 1918
    • A. A. Knopf and Co., Tertium Organum, February 1, 1922
    • A. A. Knopf and Co., A Primer of Higher Space, June 1, 1923
    • A. A. Knopf and Co., Manas Press copies of Projective Ornament, Oracle, Episodes From an Unwritten History, etc., July 11, 1923
    • American Theosophical Society, copyright Episodes From an Unwritten History, October 1, 1923
    • A. A. Knopf and Co., Old Lamps For New, September 18, 1924
    • A. A. Knopf and Co., The Eternal Poles, August 8, 1930
    • A. A. Knopf and Co., letter re: The Frozen Fountain, October 8, 1931
    • A. A. Knopf and Co., Introduction To Yoga, December 16, 1932
    • A. A. Knopf and Co., Delphic Woman, March 23, 1936
    • A. A. Knopf and Co., More Lives Than One, February 16, 1938
    • A. A. Knopf and Co., More Lives Than One, May 26, 1939
    • Creative Age Press, The Arch Lectures, October 6, 1941
    • A. A. Knopf and Co., Yoga For You, September 29, 1942
  13. Receipts.
    • A. A. Knopf and Co., Delphic Woman, June 24, 1942
    • Eagle Photo Engraving Co. line cut, June 28, 1943
  14. Royalty statements, A. A. Knopf and Co., 1940-1942.
  15. Royalty statements, A. A. Knopf and Co., 1942-1945.
  16. Royalty statements, Creative Age Press, The Arch Lectures, 1942-1945.

Box 42: Design: Original drawings and watercolors, exercises in projective ornament and dynamic symmetry. (See A.B81, Box 31 for juvenalia and A.B81, Oversize Boxes 1-10 for more original artwork).
Folder:

  1. Sketchbook, July 18-August 4, 1883. (Charcoal, 20 leaves in commercially bound book.)
  2. Pickwick sketchbook, 1886. (Pencil, 16 leaves in commercially bound book.)
  3. Sketchbook, 1886. (Pencil, 10 leaves in commercially bound book.)
  4. Summer sketchbook, Port Ontario, Selkirk, Chestnut Hill, Oswego Co, N.Y., 1887. (Pen and ink, 11 leaves in commercially bound book..)
  5. Sacketts Harbor sketchbook, August 1888. (Pen and ink, 6 leaves in commercially bound book..)
  6. Drawings for University of Rochester yearbook, 1889. (Pen and ink, 6 leaves.)
  7. Pages from sketchbook, ca 1890. (Pencil, 5 leaves.)
  8. A. [7A] "Studies in Architectural Design, Composition, Proportion & Rendering," 1894. (Pen and ink, 11 leaves.)
  9. Sketchbook, Europe: London, Paris, Italy, 1895. (Pencil; pen and ink, 32 leaves in commercially bound book.)
  10. Miscellaneous sketches, n.d. (Various media, 12 leaves.)
  11. Binding designs for Stone and Kimball, 1895. (Watercolor, 2 leaves.)
  12. Quadrato e Cubo; Illustrations, 1912. (Pen and ink, 1 leaf.)
  13. Alternate device; Primer of Higher Space, title page and colophon, 1917. (Pen and ink, 1 leaf.)
  14. Design for a book cover in projective ornament, n.d. (Watercolor, 1 mounted leaf.)
  15. Design for New York Community Chorus Poster, n.d. (Pen and ink, 1 leaf.)
  16. Song and Light drawings for House Beautiful, June 1917. (Pen and ink, 8 leaves. 6 drawings of lanterns, 1 "Impression of Rochester Song and Light," 1 "Impression of New York Song and Light.")
  17. Notes and sketches for costume designs; record of expenses; 1923-1933. (Notebook.)
  18. Costume designs for The Eternal Thief, 1926. (Pen and ink.) See Claude Bragdon Theatre Drawings Database.
  19. Costume designs for The Eternal Thief, 1926. (Pen and ink.) See Claude Bragdon Theatre Drawings Database.
  20. Device for "The Arch," 1940. (Pen and ink, 1 leaf.)
  21. Projective ornament design by Frederick Trautmann, n.d. [Variant on frontispiece for Projective Ornament, 1915.] (Watercolor and metallic paint 1 mounted leaf, 1 blueprint.)
  22. Ornament derived from hyper solids, n.d. (Pencil, 3 leaves, possibly not all in CFB's hand.)
  23. Designs derived from magic squares, n.d. (Pencil, 6 leaves, possibly not all in CFB's hand; Pen and ink, 3 leaves)
  24. Lines traced through magic squares, n.d. (Pencil, 7 leaves, possibly not all in CFB's hand.)
  25. Magic squares, n.d. (Not all in CFB's hand.)
    • Durer's Melancholia Square (Ink, CFB manuscript on Shelton letterhead, 1 leaf)
    • 1 tearsheet for unknown periodical.
    • Magic squares by Knut A. Westhohn, Seattle, April 1927.
    • Magic squares drawing, pencil by ? (not CFB).
    • Magic squares by Royal V. Heath (5 typescript and ink leaves.)
    • Magic square by ? (1 blueprint)
  26. Analysis of Egyptian design (dynamic symmetry), n.d., possibly drawn by Viola de Gruchy. (Pen and ink, 2 leaves.)
  27. Set of lessons in dynamic symmetry,1923, 1936, possibly drawn by Viola de Gruchy. (Pencil and colored pencil, 16 leaves.)
  28. Exercises in dynamic symmetry,1936. Drawn by CFB for Dorothy Brett. (Ink, 2 leaves)
  29. Magic squares designed by Royal V. Heath, c. 1935. (Printed ephemera, 21 miscellaneous; Mathemagical Pastimes, Series 7-9, 11, 13-21.)
  30. Magic Cube, constructed by Philip Henry Wynne, c. 1911-12. (Pencil, 1 leaf.)
  31. Engineering studies; calculations of curves, n.d. (Pencil, 8 leaves, not in CFB's hand.)

Box 43: Design: Printed, photographs, or mechanically reproduced examples.
Folder:

  1. Architectural renderings. (8 photomechanical reproductions).
    • Loggia for George Eastman House, Rochester, N.Y.
    • Valley Inn Bridge, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada,
    • Todmorden and Leaside Bridge, York Township, Canada, 1921 (2 copies)
    • Canandaigua N.Y. Historical Society and Wood Library, 1913.
    • Unidentified end and side elevations, c. 1897.
    • Projective ornament
    • Illustrations from ?
  2. Renderings for stage sets: Hamlet. See also Claude Bragdon Theatre Drawings Database.
    • Photomechanical reproduction of "The Queen's Closet."
  3. Renderings for stage sets: Merchant of Venice.Claude Bragdon Theatre Drawings Database.
    • Two 4x5 b/w negatives; The Courtroom, Portia's House.
  4. Renderings of stage sets and costumes: Light of Asia.Claude Bragdon Theatre Drawings Database.
    • One 4x5 b/w/ negative; "Prologue"
  5. Projective ornament (1 blueprint.)
  6. Projective ornament; n.d. (5 b/w lantern slides.)
  7. Projective ornament (2 b/w glass negatives in original box.)
    • "Art in Buttons" cover, 1923.
    • A Primer of Higher Space title page and text decoration, 1923.
  8. Photographs of Mathematical Abstractions watercolor paintings exhibited at Ferargil Galleries, New York, New York, December 1941. (8 b/w 8 x 10 negatives; 1 5 x7 b/w print of projective ornament; 62 b/w 5 x 7 prints of 15 paintings. Some signed and numbered by CFB.)
  9. Tear sheets, American Architect and Building News, October 3, 1891; January 21,1893; March 24, 1894.
  10. The Georgian Period, part 1, American Architect and Building News, 1898.
  11. Minor Italian Palaces, no. 1, Cutler Manufacturing Company, Rochester, N.Y., 1896. (2 complete copies, 1 partial set)
    • Palazzo Bernardi, Siena, July 1895
    • Palazzo Bargogli, Siena, July 12, 1895
    • Palazzo Commenda Veccia, Sienna, July 14, 1895
    • Villa Papa Guilia, near Rome, July 25, 1895
    • Villa Santa Colomba,Restored, July 1895
    • Villa torri Fiorentia, near Siena, July 1895
  12. Mail Chuting, part 1, Cutler Manufacturing Company, 1897. [Contains 5 sketches by Harvey Ellis.]
  13. Book jackets, designed for A. A. Knopf.
    • The Beautiful Necessity, 2nd edition, A. A. Knopf, 1922
    • One of Those Ways, 1929
    • Robbers and Soldiers, 1929
    • Portrait in a Mirror, 1929
    • The Dain Curse, 1929
    • Oracle, 2nd edition, A. A. Knopf, 1941. (photomechanical)
  14. Dust jacket design for Sensitive Horizons by Alice Sprague, published by the Manas Press, 1946 (photomechanical and blueprint).
  15. Miscellaneous printed ephemera, designed by CFB, ca 1894-1920.
    • Rochester Chamber of Commerce dinner menu, February 5, 1894
    • Cutler Manufacturing Company calendar, November 1894
    • Rochester Post Express advertising mailing, April 1895
    • Stein-Bloch Smart Clothes sign, n.d.
    • Rochester Post Express for sale sign, n.d. (2 copies)
    • Rochester Historical Society mailing, June 7, 1915
    • Manas Press envelope, n.d.
    • New York Community Chorus Sing advertising card, c. 1915
  16. Advertisements and programs, designed by CFB, 1889-1897.
    • Lyceum Theatre Class Day, June 18, 1889
    • A Catalogue of Posters on Exhibition at the Mechanics Institute, [Rochester N.Y.] December 30, 1895-January 4, 1896 (2 copies)
  17. Bookplates and labels; mounted on cards.
  18. Bookplates and labels.
  19. Programs and ephemera for Walter Hampden productions, 1919-1929.
    • Hamlet, Shubert-Princess Theatre, Chicago, April 21, 1919
    • Macbeth, Lyceum Theatre, November 17, 1921
    • Announcement for Othello, Shubert Theatre, New York, January 1925
    • Othello, Shubert Theatre, New York, January 10, 1925 (tearsheets of program)
    • Hamlet, Hampden's Theatre, New York, October 1925 (program designed by CFB)
    • The Immortal Thief, Hampden's Theatre, New York, October 2, 1926 (program designed by CFB)
    • Caponsacchi, Hampden's Theatre, New York, October 26, 1926 (program designed by CFB)
    • An Enemy of the People, Academy of Music, Philadelphia, October 1, 1927
    • An Enemy of the People, Hampden's Theatre, New York, October 3, 1927 (program designed by CFB)
    • The Light of Asia, Hampden's Theatre, New York, c. 1928 (program designed by CFB)
    • Cyrano de Bergerac, Hampden's Theatre, New York, December 25, 1928 (program designed by CFB, 3 copies)
    • Bonds of Interest, Hampden's Theatre, New York, c.1929 (program designed by CFB)
    • Richelieu, Hampden's Theatre, New York, December 25,1929 (program designed by CFB)
    • Pamphlet re: Caponsacchi and Hamlet, 1933
    • Cyrano de Bergerac, Brooklyn Academy of Music, April 23-26, 1936
    • Pamphlet of Hampden productions
  20. Invitation for Song and Light party, 3 Castle Park, Rochester, New York, May 24, 1915 (3 copies)
  21. Programs and announcements for programs featuring CFB; designed by CFB. See also A.B81, Box 47:24
    • Invitation to meet Prince Street Players, Walter Hampden and Hamlet Company, 3 Castle Park, Rochester, N.Y. January 18, 1916?
    • Envelope with device of "The Prometheans," 1921
    • Program for "Theatre, Arts & Letters" Luncheon, Plaza Hotel, January 9, 1931
    • Invitation to CFB's exhibition of stage designs at the Museum of the City of New York, October 1933 (3 copies)
    • Catalogue of Bragdon's Mathematical Abstractions painting exhibit, Ferargil Galleries, New York, December 15-28, 1941 (2 copies)
    • Program of American Foundation for Metaphysical Arts and Sciences, Inc. lectures (including CFB Yoga For You November 13, 1943) Fall, 1943
    • Program of New York Forum lectures at Hotel McAlpin (including CFB "The Gift of Asia" April 20, 1944), Spring 1944
    • Program of New York Forum lectures at Hotel McAlpin (including CFB "Evil & Eve" March 22, 1945), Winter-Spring 1945
    • Program of lectures at New York Forum Association's Forum Hall, including CFB, Fall 1945
    • Postcard and flyer for CFB "Art & Geometry" lecture, Biosophical Institute, August 16, 1946
    • Program for event at Yoga Research Institute (incomplete, with CFB's annotations), n.d.
  22. Illustrations, proofs, clipped copies.
    • Chapter headings and initials for Tertium Organum; folio printed by The Du Bois Press, Rochester, N.Y.
    • Photocopy of T-Square Club Catalogue of the Architectural Exhibition 1899-1900, p. 139 showing CFB's Stein cottage design
    • Advertisement for R. Guastavino Co. featuring New York Central Station from The Brickbuilder, July 1914
    • Proof, title page, History of the Theological Seminary in Virginia, The Du Bois Press, 1923
    • Aerial Perspective of New York Central Station, Rochester, N.Y.; tear sheet from Encyclopedia Britannica, c. 1928-29
    • Proof, title page The Frozen Fountain, 1932
    • 1/4" scale drawings of settings for The Eternal Thief, source unknown
    • Design for scene-drop curtain, Achilles Had a Heel, c.1935, source unknown
    • b/w reproductions of Mathematical Abstraction painting (1941), sources unknown (3 items)
    • Tear sheet from article on bridges, possibly Architectural Record 53:2-10 January, 1923.
    • Tear sheet from article on bridges, source unknown
    • Illustration, "The Water Gate," source unknown
  23. Advertising buttons for Song and Light programs, 1915-1917.
    • Community chorus, Highland Park, Rochester, N.Y., September 30, 1915
    • NY Community Chorus Song and Light, Central Park, New York, September 13, 1916
    • Song and Light Festival, U.S. Mobilization Camp, Syracuse, N.Y., August 9, 1917
    • Song and Light City Ceremonial, Buffalo, N.Y., August 31, 1917

Box 44: Design work in color, light and music. See also A.B81 43:23
Folder:

  1. Song and Light programs, 1915-1918.
    • Song and Venetian Light Night, Highland Park, Rochester, N.Y., September 30, 1915
    • NY Community Chorus Song and Light, Central Park, New York, September 13, 1916 (4 copies)
    • Song and Light Festival, U.S. Mobilization Camp, Syracuse, N.Y., August 9, 1917 (3 copies)
    • Song and Light City Ceremonial, Buffalo, N.Y., August 31, 1917 (2 copies)
    • Invitation to Sing in NY Community Chorus' Song and Light, Central Park, New York, September 13-14, 1917 (4 copies)
    • Song and Light, City of New York Fall Festival, September 13-14, 1917 (2 copies)
    • Song and Light Festival, Camp Sherman, Chillicothe, OH, December 24, 1917 (6 copies, one with mss. notations by Bragdon)
    • Song and Light, Third Annual Festival, Central Park, New York, September 17 and 18, 1918 (4 copies)
  2. Song and Light Festival; CFB's statements on history and development.
    • Undated carbon typescript, signed (7 pp.)
    • CFB to Francis Mitchell, The Post Express, August 13, 1917 (2 pp.)
  3. A. [2A] Description and Outline Specification of the Physical Setting of New York Song and Light; Central Park, New York, September 13, 1916 (5 pages typescript, bound with brads; 4 original pencil drawings "Inventory of Screens and Lanterns...")
  4. Song and Light; clippings about Community Chorus.
    • Clippings re: Song and Venetian Light Night, Highland Park, Rochester, N.Y., September 30, 1915 (4 clippings)
    • "Harry Barnhart, The Billy Sunday of Music", tearsheets, publication unknown, June 1917
    • Clipping re: National Conference on Community Music, New York Times, June 2, 1917
    • Clipping re: Song and Light City Ceremonial, Buffalo, N.Y., August 31, 1917
    • "Uncle Sam's Singing Army;" tearsheets, Everybody's Magazine, April 1918
    • Clipping re: Central Park Song and Light, n.d.
  5. Color Music Notebook, "studies in harmony."(Manuscript and muscial notation, commercially bound book, 12 pp.)
  6. Notes on correlation of color and music. (Manuscript, 2 leaves)
  7. Published music scores with manuscript color music score annotations.
    • The Skater's Waltz by Émile Waldteufel (2 copies)
    • "Pizzicato" from Sylvia by Léo Delibes
    • Sylvia by Léo Delibes
    • Sonata quasi una Fantasia by Ludwig van Beethoven
    • Valse Triste by Jean Sibelius (2 different published scores, only one with Bragdon's annotations.)
  8. Scores; chords, scales and octaves (watercolor, pencil applied to black card, 3 cards)
  9. Complementary color charts. (watercolor, pencil applied to black card, 3 cards)
  10. Masks for creating color sequences. (9 items)
  11. Chromatic chart. (oils on board, framed)
  12. Chart to correlate color and notes. (watercolor and ink on paper.)
  13. Album of color music scores, November 20, 1934. (watercolor and white pencil on black paper in commercially produced post binding.)
    • The Skater's Waltz by Émile Waldteufel
    • "Pizzicato" from Sylvia by Léo Delibes
  14. Color music score, Beethoven's Dream. (5 black ink and colored pencil mounted on black cards)
  15. Color music score, America (8 watercolor and white ink mounted on black card)
  16. Color music score, Moonlight III. (7 watercolor and white ink mounted on black card)
  17. A Souvenier [sic] of the Color Organ by Bainbridge Bishop; published by the De Vinne Press, 1893. (typescript, 15 pages. Added to folder is printout of the actual 1893 pamphlet, A Souvenir of the Color Organ, with some suggestions in regard to the soul of the rainbow and the harmony of light.)
  18. Clippings re: Van Deering Perrine.
    • "Art's Latest Venture to Paint Protean Designs with Mobile Colors" by Edward H. Smith; The World Magazine, May 26, 1918 (tearsheet, 2 copies)
    • "News of the Art World" by Frederick W. Eddy; publication unknown (tearsheet)
    • "The Mystery of Light" by Van Deering Perrine, publication unknown (tearsheet)
  19. Thomas Wilfred and Clavilux, programs 1922 (2 distinct pamphlets)
  20. Program for color organ performance of Prometheus by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, December 14, 1967.


Box 45: Color Music: Scores. (Watercolor, pencil applied to black cards.)

  • Moonlight I. (37 cards)
  • Moonlight II. (62 cards)

Box 46: Photographs. Architectural Projects; Song and Light Festivals; Theatrical Productions.

Architectural Projects. See also A.B81, Oversize Boxes 2-2b.
Folder:

  1. Noyes House, Dansville, N.Y. (8 silver gelatin photographs)
  2. First Universalist Church. Rochester, N.Y. (4 silver gelatin photographs)
  3. Evangelical Christian (Italian) Church. Rochester, N.Y. (1 silver gelatin photograph + 1 copy print)
  4. Miscellaneous projects. (5) silver gelatin photographs)
    • Buell House, 22 Berkeley Street, Rochester, N.Y. (D.87 #55.)
    • 3 Castle Park (Bragdon's home, Cro's Nest), Rochester, N.Y. (D.87 #90, #141.)
    • Otis Arch, Rochester, N.Y. (D.87 #28.) (2 silver gelatin photographs)
    • Bandstand designed by CFB for Harry Barnhart, 1937.
    • Beckley House, 75 Berkeley Street, Rochester, N.Y. (D.87 #125.)
  5. Bridges.
    • Hunter Street Bridge, Peterboro, Ontario, Canada (D.87 #101.) (1 silver gelatin postcard, 1 photomechanical postcard)
  6. New York Central Passenger Station, Rochester, N.Y.
    • Structural framework for waiting room, from the tracks (1 silver gelatin photograph)
    • Waiting Room framework under construction (1 cyanotype)
    • Waiting Room with Guastavino vaulted ceiling complete (1 silver gelatin photograph)
    • Interior details (2 5x7 b/w negatives)
    • Exterior (1 5x7 b/w/ negative)
  7. New York Central Passenger Station, Rochester, N.Y. (25 silver gelatin photographs)
  8. New York Central Passenger Station, Rochester, N.Y. Album assembled by CFB. (26 photographs mounted on black card; 10 reproductions of architectural drawings mounted on black card)
  9. Chamber of Commerce Building, Rochester, New York. (1 silver gelatin photograph)
  10. Chicago Tribune Tower; Competition entry, 1921. (1 photomechanical reproduction of rendering)
  11. Academy of Music, Brooklyn, N.Y. Doors designed by CFB c. 1929. (1 silver gelatin photograph, 1940)

Song and Light Festivals
Folder:

  1. Song and Light; Highland Park, Rochester, N.Y. 1915 or 1916. (2 autochromes; 3 color 35 mm slides; 3 color prints of slides)
  2. Song and Light; Central Park, New York, N.Y. 1915 or 1917. (9 silver gelatin photographs)
  3. Song and Light; Syracuse, N.Y. 1917. (5 silver gelatin photographs)
  4. Song and Light; Camp Sheridan, OH, December 1918. (4 silver gelatin photographs)
  5. Song and Light; Seneca Park, Rochester, N.Y., August 1917. (1 silver gelatin photograph)

Theatrical Productions See also Claude Bragdon Theatre Drawings Database.
Folder:

  1. Walter Hampden's Hamlet. (6 silver gelatine photographs)
  2. Walter Hampden's Cyrano. (5 silver gelatine photographs)
  3. Walter Hampden's Richelieu. (1 silver gelatine photograph)
  4. Walter Hampden portrait. (1 silver gelatine photograph)
  5. Claude F. Bragdon exhibit, University of Rochester Library, 1972. (23 b/w negatives; includes 2 copies of 9 images)

Box 47: Financial and Miscellaneous Papers.
Folder:

  1. Financial information 1893-1902 on Bragdon & Hillman business card. Account book, January 1920-June 1941.
  2. Account book, July 1941-February 1948. [1947-48 accounts entered by executor, Henry Bragdon.]
  3. Receipts, Mathematical Abstractions exhibition at Ferargil Galleries, New York, N.Y., 1941.
    • re: sale of "Encircled Sun"
    • re: deposit for exhibition expense
  4. Financial statement CFB estate; January 1-December 31, 1948.
  5. CFB's will, August 1, 1943. (3 carbon copies)
  6. Book lists; written or owned by CFB. (4 typewritten pages, probably compiled by May Bragdon.)
  7. Miscellaneous quotations.
    • Extracts from Some Sayings from the Upanishads by Dr. L. D. Barnett
    • Extracts from How You Live When You Die by Shaw Desmond
    • Extract from a 1929 letter by Katherine Mansfield
    • Extract on War, by Hilarion [?]
    • Extract from The Beast in the Jungle by Henry James
    • Extracts from the Letters of Olive Schreiner
    • Robert Louis Stevenson about Writing
    • Extract from The Journal of My Other Self by Rilke
    • Quotation from My Country and My People by Lin Yutang (2 pages)
    • From NY Herald-Tribune, March 12, 1935, "Krishnamurti Here, Warning People to Think." (3 pp.)
    • Extract re: Koho, source unknown (2 pp.)
    • Essay re: Yoshio Arai, source unknown (5 pp.)
  8. Horoscopes, 1909-1943.
    • Delineation of horoscope for CFB by Evangeline Adams, November 22, 1909
    • Horoscope for CFB by Gertrude de Bielski, November 1911 (mss and typewritten transcription)
    • Horoscope for CFB by L. Edward Johndro, c. 1912
    • Horoscope for CFB by Walter H. Sampson, c. 1914
    • Letter re: 1916 horoscope, source unknown
    • Horoscope for CFB by Walter H. Sampson, c. 1916
    • 2 leaves mss. notations, source unknown c. 1943?
  9. Handwriting analysis for CFB by "Grapho," August 18, 1898.
  10. Report of clairvoyant investigation by Geoffrey Hodson, October 28, 1932 (3 pp.)
  11. Occult communications from Sano Tarot via Nancy Fullwood, 1920-1939.
  12. Occult communications via Olga Rosmanith, n.d.
  13. Olga Rosmanith; extracts from letters, nd.
  14. Occult communications, readings, etc. various sources, n.d.
  15. Miscellaneous occult notes by CFB, n.d.
  16. George Henry Felt, "The Kaballah of the Egyptians." Carbon typescript. [Given to CFB by Viola de Gruchy in 1936.]
  17. Notes on nutrition, typescript and printed, sources and dates unknown.
  18. Players Club ephemera re: "Pipe Night" 1944. (3 items)
  19. Petition to the New York World's Fair Committee; Harry Barnhart, c.1937. (carbon typescript, 7 pp.)
  20. "My Recollection of the First Address Given by Krishnamurti ... April 10, 1928" by CFB. (typescript copy, 2 pp.)
  21. Material relating to Walter Hampden.
    • Program for Madame Sans-Gene, The Lyceum Players under the direction of Kathryn Kidder and Walter Hampden, Rochester, NY, May 1, 1911.
    • Hampden re: CFB's design c. 1933 (1 pp. typescript)
    • Re: Henry V, c. 1928 (1 pp. carbon typescript.)
    • "An Appreciation of Walter Hampden" by Louis K. Anspacher, reprinted from Philadelphia Forum, n.d.
    • Program for The Patriots, The Playwrights' Company, Rochester, N.Y., November 5-6, 1943.
  22. Calling cards.
    • "Gordon, Bragdon, & Orchard, Architects, 46 Trust Building"
    • "Mr. Claude Fayette Bragdon, Architect, 104-105 Cutler Building"
    • "Mrs. Claude Fayette Bragdon, 344 Mt. Hope Avenue" [Charlotte Wilkinson Bragdon]
    • "Mr. Claude Fayette Bragdon"
    • O.W. Dryer & Harwood B. Dryer card announcing their new address and control of Bragdon's practice, 1923-4.
  23. Miscellaneous ephemera; non-Bragdon events.
    • "Open Letter to Annie Besant" by W. Kingsland, December 3, 1909
    • "The Necessity for Reincarnation," American Section of Theosophical Society, [n.d.]
    • "Two Disciples," souvenir of 24th annual convention of American Section of Theosophical Society, Chicago, IL, Sept. 11, 1910
    • Prospectus for Theosophy by Rudolph Steiner published by Rand McNally & Co., 1910
    • Theosophy in Scotland, Vol. II, No. 2, June 1911
    • The Vahan, Vol. XX, No. 11, Theosophical Society in England and Wales, June 1, 1911
    • Supplement to The Theosophist, Adyar, October 1911
    • Flyer for lectures by L. W. Rogers at First Unitarian Church, Rochester, NY, November 17-29, 1911
    • Catalogue of Books on Theosophy, Theosophical Book Company, Ridgewood, NJ, 1911
    • Vedanta Society booklet, 62 West 71 Street, New York, N.Y., n.d.
    • The New Age, Vol. 25, No. 19 September 4, 1919
    • Program, the Provincetown Players, 1921-1922 season
    • Prospectus, The Talks and Writings of Krishnamurti, Star Publishing Trust
    • Announcement for "Mind Digest"
    • Announcement of lectures by C. Jinarajadasa for Theosophical Society, n.d.
    • Exhibition of Portraits in Wax by Ethel Frances Mundy, Knoedler & Co, New York, N.Y. , May 10-22,1926
    • Prospectus, Practical Applications of Dynamic Symmetry, by Jay Hambidge, Yale University Press, 1932
    • Catalogue for N. Gabo exhibition at Julien Levy Gallery, New York, New York, April 5-May 1, 1937?
    • Flyer, Malvina Hoffman's "Tribute to the Dance," Cosmopolitan Club, New York, N.Y., December 10, 1937
    • Advertising flyer for Ed Wheelan's Old Timer, c. August 1939
    • Program, The Jitney Players "One Night Stand," Barbizon-Plaza Theatre, November 26, 1939
    • Invitation to Salon from Mabel Dodge Luhan, January 1940
    • Lecture announcement, "Last Stand for Freedom" by Mary Gray, Steinway Building, New York, November 1, 1940
    • Invitation to Maha Bodhi Society's Buddah's Birthday celebration, New York, May 11, 1941
    • Flyer from Theatre exhibition at Guild Theatre, New York, November 1941
    • Program, Priorities of 1942, Forty-Sixth St. Theatre, New York, March 1942
    • Guest list, dinner in tribute to Anti-Fascist Fighters, Paul Robeson Guest of Honor; Hotel Biltmore, New York, March 23, 1942
    • Prospectus for Twice A Year double number 8-9, 1942
    • Catalogue for Jessica Sherman exhibition at Argent Galleries, New York, New York, March 1-13, 1943
    • Brochure for [Harry] Barnhart Tonal Breathing, c. October 1943
    • Program for Martha Graham & Dance Co., National Theatre, New York, New York, May 1945
    • Program for King Coit Children's Theatre "The Garden Wall," May 4, 1945
    • "Coming to Terms With the New Age," NY Forum Association, September 1945, with Bragdon device
    • Advertisement for Josephine Frantz Parks, Concert Dancer-Teacher, n.d.
    • Catalogue for "Paintings of India" by Svetoslav Roerich at Argent Galleries, New York, April 28-May 17, n.d.
    • Design for an Auto-solar System by Harvey L. Page, n.d. (blueprint)
  24. Programs and openings featuring CFB; 1874-1941. See also A.B81 43:21.
    • Dansville [N.Y.] Select School Literary Entertainment; July 14, 1874
    • Competition for Posters for Marie Antoinette Fete, Mechanics Institute [Rochester, N.Y.]; January 20, 1897
    • "Masks and Faces of New York" lecture, Memorial Art Gallery [Rochester, N.Y.]; January 21, 1914
    • "The Artist in the Theatre and Theatrical Production," Repertory Theatre Club of Boston; February 25, 1925
    • "The Theatre as a Temple," The Princess Theatre; January 31, 1926
    • "The New Image," et al, Metropolitan Theosophical Federation; February 20, 1927
    • White Lotus Day celebration, Maha Bodhi Society; May 16, 1927
    • Catalog of an Exhibition of Drawings... for...Hampden's..., Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Nov. 5-27, 1927
    • "The Technique of Theatrical Production," Laboratory Theatre; December 5, 1928. (2 copies)
    • "The Unknown Eros," Friends of Roerich Museum; February 19, 1930
    • "Mathematics' Artful Aid," Astrological Research Fdn., Roerich Museum; May 9, 1930
    • "Think in New Categories," School of Ageless Wisdom; October 23, 1931
    • "Hyperspace" and "The Sleeping Beauty;" Mecca Temple; February 1932
    • "Where Are You Going, My Pretty Maid?" The Psychic Forum; February 1, 1940
    • "Where Are You Going, My Pretty Maid?" The Arch; November 20, 1940
    • "Four Dimensional Vistas;" The Psychic Forum; December 26, 1940
    • "The Lost Language of Symbols," American Foundation for Metaphysical Arts & Sciences; April 8, 1941
    • Invitation to preview of Mathematical Abstractions paintings, Ferargil Gallery; December 14, 1941 (2 copies)
    • Program in honor of CFB on his 79th Birthday, Biosophical Institute; August 1, 1945 (2 copies)
  25. Claude Fayette Bragdon's resume, c. 1937.
    • Lecture titles and venues (2 pp. carbon typescript)
    • Books by CFB (1 pp. carbon typescript)
    • Architectural, Lighting, Theatrical projects (2 pp. carbon typescript)
    • Exhibits, press statements (2pp. carbon typescript)
  26. Alice B. Sprague; "Madeleine de Baine - A Doll's Story." (carbon typescript 31 pp.)


Box 48: Secondary material about CFB and Bragdon family.
Folder:

  1. Lecture in honor of CFB delivered at Biosophical Institute; May 1938. (9 pp. typescript with letter to CFB from Bernard V. Hall.)
  2. Claude Fayette Bragdon; memorials and tributes, 1946
  3. Essays about CFB by Erville Costa; 1966-67. (Includes corrections made by Henry W. Bragdon.)
    • "Claude Fayette Bragdon, a Man Molded by, but Transcending, Urban Influences", January 1966
    • "Claude G. Bragdon, Architect, Stage Designer, and Mystic," Rochester History, October 1967 (3 copies)
    • Critique of above, by Henry W. Bragdon (3 pp. carbon typescript)
  4. "Claude Bragdon: A Profile" by David Siegfried, Spring, 1974.
  5. "Claude Bragdon: Architectural Theory and the Rochester Train Station" by Gina Santucci, Columbia University, December 14, 1979.
  6. "Rochester's Neglected Genius: Claude Fayette Bragdon" by Carlos de Zafra, Jr. c. 1978.
  7. Essays about CFB by Linda Dalrymple Henderson. (See also cataloged materials by Henderson.)
    • "Merging of Time and Space...", Soviet Union 5, Pt. 2, 1978
    • "Italian Futurism and the Fourth Dimension", Art Journal, Winter 1981
    • "Mabel Dodge, Gertrude Stein, and Max Weber: A Four-Dimensional Trio," Arts Magazine, September 1982
    • "Mysticism, Romanticism, and the Fourth Dimension", from The Spiritual in Art, LA County Museum of Art, 1986
  8. A. [7A] Essays about CFB by Eugenia V. Ellis. See also cataloged materials by Ellis.
    • "Lo Shu, Window to the World of the Wondrous"
    • Dissertation Proposal, "Squaring the Circle"
    • Preliminary Exam questions, June, 2002
  9. B. [7B] Essays about CFB by Sian Loftus.
    • "Claude Bragdon in Context", Edinburgh Architecture Research 26, 2005.
    See also catalogued materials by Eugenia V. Ellis, Christina Malathouni, Jonathan Massey, et al.
  10. Lists of CFB miscellaneous material at other institutions.
    • Theatre work at New York Public Library and at Museum of the City of New York
    • Correspondence CFB-Robert Horton, CFB-miscellaneous, 1934-1946, Princeton University
    • New York Central Railroad Station materials; Avery Library, Columbia University
  11. Notes on CFB; collected by Henry Bragdon in preparation for [aborted] book project.
  12. Programs and exhibits about CFB, post 1946.
  13. Claude Bragdon Day; Rochester, N.Y., May 24, 1973.
  14. Bragdon genealogy; compiled by Henry W. Bragdon. See also A.B81, Box 48:13-14; A.B81, Box 74:8-9; D. 255, Box 9:5; D.255, Box 11:1,9,12,17.
  15. Henry W. Bragdon; notes on Bragdon and Shipherd families. See also A.B81, Box 48:12 ; A.B81, Box 74:8-9; D.255, D. 255, Box 9:5; D.255, Box 11:1,9,12,17.
  16. "A Pulaski Heritage Contrasted to a Boston Heritage," by Peter W. Bragdon, April 14, 1958.
  17. Press release on Harwood Dryer gift of CFB architectural drawings to the University of Rochester, 1978.

Box 49: Newspaper clippings about CFB, 1897 - present.
Folder:
Articles about CFB, 1897-1945.

 

  1. Reviews of CFB books.
  2. Henry Clune on CFB.
  3. Obituaries of CFB.
  4. Clippings about CFB, post 1950.
  5. Lectures by CFB.
  6. Contemporary press accounts of the Livingston County Courthouse, designed by CFB, Geneseo, N.Y., 1899.
  7. Contemporary press accounts of various buildings and projects designed by CFB, 1910-1925.
  8. Later newspaper accounts about Bragdon Buildings.
  9. Contemporary newspaper accounts of the New York Central Passenger Station, designed by CFB.
  10. Song and Light, lighting effects.
  11. Theater and Hampden.

NOTE: The personal scrapbooks in boxes 50-66 are extremely fragile. The set of photocopies in D.32 should be used instead of the originals whenever possible.

Box 50: Press clippings. One album; October 1927-January 1935.

Boxes 51-56: Personal Scrapbooks, 1889-1921.

  • 51A. 1889-1894.
  • 51B. 1894-1900.
  • 51C. 1900-1908.
  • 52A. 1908-1913.
  • 52B. 1913-1919.
  • 53A. 1919-1924.
  • 53B. 1925-1928.
  • 53C. 1928-1930.
  • 54A. 1930-1937.
  • 54B. 1935-1944.
  • 55. 1944-1946.
  • 56. Manas Press, 1911-1921.
  • 56A. 1911-1917.
  • 56B. 1915-1921.

Boxes 57-66: Scrapbooks, General design, 1888-1906.

  • 57A. Architecture, art and decoration to 1888 (No. 1).
  • 57B. Architecture, art and decoration, January-December, 1888 (No. 2).
  • 58A. Poster designs and architecture, n.d. (No. 3).
  • 58B. Architecture, art and decoration, December 1888-December 1889 (No. 4).
  • 59A. Architecture, art and decoration, July 1890-February 1891 (No. 5).
  • 59B. Architecture, art and decoration, February 1891-March 1892 (No. 6).
  • 59C. Architecture, art and decoration, March 1892-November 1893 (No. 7).
  • 60A. Architecture, art and decoration, January 1894-March 1894 (No. 8).
  • 60B. Architecture, art and decoration, March 1894-November 1894 (No. 9).
  • 60C. Architecture, art and decoration, January 1895-March 1896 (No. 10).
  • 61A. Architecture, art and decoration, November 1894-January 1895 (No. 11).
  • 61B. Architecture, art and decoration, undated.(No. 12).
  • 62A. Articles, undated (No. 13).
  • 62B. Poster designs and architecture, undated (No. 14).
  • 63A. Poster designs and architecture, undated (No. 15).
  • 63B. Architecture, 1905 (No. 16).
  • 64A. Architecture, 1905 (No. 17).
  • 64B. Architecture, undated (No. 18).
  • 65A. Poster designs, art, architecture, 1899-1906 (No. 19).
  • 65B. Architecture, undated, (No. 20).
  • 66A. Architecture, art and decoration, December 1889-July 1890 (No. 21).
  • 66B. Loose clippings.

Index to scrapbooks, compiler unknown (No. 22).

CHARLOTTE (WILKINSON) BRAGDON and WILKINSON FAMILY

Box 67: Correspondence and memorabilia.Folders 1-3 contain photocopies of letters Charlotte Wilkinson wrote to her mother from Smith College, where she studied 1891-1897. The original materials are located in the Smith College Archives, to whom requests for copies and permission to use should be addressed.

See also D.255, Box 2-4.
Folder:

  1. Correspondence, Charlotte Wilkinson to Charlotte Wilkinson Sr., July 1891-April 1892.
  2. Correspondence, Charlotte Wilkinson to Charlotte Wilkinson Sr., May 1892-December 1892.
  3. Correspondence, Charlotte Wilkinson to Charlotte Wilkinson Sr.,1893-1897.
  4. Correspondence, 1898-1907. (Charlotte Wilkinson and Claude Bragdon were married November 3, 1902 in Syracuse.)
    • CW to Louisa Wilkinson, 1900.
    • CW to Katherine Elmina Bragdon, January 2, 1901.
    • CW to Katherine Elmina Bragdon, October 7, 1902.
    • CW to Katherine Elmina Bragdon, October 14, 1902.
    • CW to Katherine Elmina Bragdon, October 28, 1902.
    • CW to Katherine Elmina Bragdon, July 3, 1903.
    • CW to Katherine Elmina Bragdon, July 26, 1903.
    • CW to Katherine Elmina Bragdon, October 15, 1903.
    • CWB to Katherine Elmina Bragdon, 1904?
    • CWB to Katherine Elmina Bragdon, January 7, 1904.
    • CWB to Katherine Elmina Bragdon, February 3, 1904
    • CWB to Katherine Elmina Bragdon, February 11, 1904
    • CWB to Katherine Elmina Bragdon, March 4, 1904
    • CWB to Katherine Elmina Bragdon, March 9, 1904
    • CWB to Katherine Elmina Bragdon, March 21, 1904
    • CWB to Katherine Elmina Bragdon, October 9, 1904
    • CWB to Katherine Elmina Bragdon, December 1904
    • CWB to Katherine Elmina Bragdon, August 27, 1905
    • CWB to Katherine Elmina Bragdon, August 30, 1905
    • CWB to Katherine Elmina Bragdon, March 14, 1906
    • CWB to Katherine Elmina Bragdon, April 29, 1906
    • Katherine Elmina Bragdon to CWB, May 6, 1906 (draft copy)
    • CWB to Katherine Elmina Bragdon, May 8, 1906
    • CWB to ?, 1906 (photocopy)
    • CWB to Henry "Harry" Wilkinson, July 17, 1906
    • CWB to Henry "Harry" Wilkinson, September, 1906
    • CWB to May Bragdon, August 31, 1907
    • CW to Louisa Wilkinson, n.d. (photocopy)
    • CWB to Henry "Harry" Wilkinson, n.d.
    • CWB to Henry "Harry" Wilkinson, n.d.
  5. Invitations to and clippings regarding marriage of Charlotte Wilkinson and Claude Bragdon, November 3, 1902.
  6. Memorials to Charlotte Wilkinson Bragdon.
    • Rose Alling's remarks at the Wednesday Morning Club, January 22, 1908 (photocopy of manuscript; 2 carbon typescripts; photocopy of typescript with note by Henry Wilkinson Bragdon).
    • Lydia Amy Coonley Ward's remarks at the Wednesday Morning Club, January 22, 1908
    • Smith College Monthly, February 1908 (unopened copy and tearsheets)
  7. Memorabilia.
    • Scrap of fabric from CWB's wedding dress and labels from gifts, 1902
    • Smith College alumnae flyer, with image of CW
    • Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Winter 1961 with "Charlotte Wilkinson's Letters" by Laurie Chauncey. (2 copies, and tearsheets annotated by Chandler Bragdon)
  8. Estate documents.
  9. Wilkinson family histories.
    • "Charlotte Coffin May Wilkinson" by Katharine May Wilkinson (typescript and photocopy)
    • Samuel Joseph May by Katharine May Wilkinson, June 1958 (2 drafts, typescripts and photocopy)
    • Wilkinson romance, broadcast on WFBL March 27, 1946. (Story of Alfred Wilkinson Jr. and Varina Ann "Winnie" Davis.)
  10. "Three Little Girls and How They Lived" by Marion Wilkinson.
  11. "Two Tales" by Katharine Wilkinson, 1891.
  12. Obituaries for Charlotte Wilkinson Sr. [Mrs. Alfred Wilkinson], 1909.
  13. Poems by Burke Wilkinson, August 24, 1963.


EUGENIE (JULIER) MACAULEY BRAGDON

Box 68: Personal correspondence and communications from "Oracle." Note: The arrangement of the "Oracle" communications is Eugenie M. Bragdon's. See also D.255, Box 5:1.
Folder:

  1. Correspondence, 1912-April 1916.
  2. Correspondence, May 1916-1920.
  3. Automatic writings.
    • Envelope 1: February 23, 1916- January 2, 1919: Powys; Billy Sunday; Van Deering Perrine; Kirk Brice; Thomas Wilfred; Fritz Trautmann
    • Envelope 2: November - December 1917: Chillicothe and Camp Sherman Song and Light
    • Envelope 3: March 1916-January 1920: Henry and Chandler Bragdon
    • Envelope 4: March -December 1917: Buffalo Song and Light
    • Envelope 5: September 1916-May 1918: Light
    • Envelope 6: April-August 1917: Syracuse Song and Light
    • Envelope 7: April-October 1916: Trips taken by CFB. March 1917: Orange, NJ Song and Light
    • Envelope 8: 1916-1917: Admonitions short & undated
    • Envelope 9: Jan. 1916-May 1918: Life; Capital Punishment; Suffrage; Lesson of Death; The Cross; Ocean of Experience; Sin; Destiny
  4. Automatic writings
    • Envelope 1: Vistas; Confessions; Adelaide Crapsey
    • Envelope 2: Claude & Eugenie
    • Envelope 3: Claude's work in the theater
    • Envelope 4: Bessaraboff and Tertium Organum
    • Envelope 5: Before marriage

5. Automatic writings.

    • Envelope 1: Claude's work
    • Envelope 2: The future and material needs; food, clothes-fur; society
    • Envelope 3: Harry Barnhart
    • Envelope 4: Claude-"tearing in two"; illness; eyes
    • Envelope 5: Theosophical Society
    • Envelope 6: Sibley Watson; Sullivan Book; Rollo Peters; J. G. Cutler, etc.
    • Envelope 7: Beauty
    • Envelope 8: Personal Admonition-Eugenie; 1915-17
    • Envelope 9: Carnegie
    • Envelope 10: The Immortal Beloved

6. Automatic writings.

    • Envelope 1: The Mobile Lights; Theater at Kirk's
    • Envelope 2: Eugenie-admonition, 1918
    • Envelope 3: The picture
    • Envelope 4: Song and Light, Rochester 1915-16
    • Envelope 5: Unimportant 1915 or earlier
    • Envelope 6: Claude
    • Envelope 7: Lacquer Box; Crucifix; Paisley shawl; Idol; Goddess of mercy; etc.
    • Envelope 8: Selections for Oracle

7. Automatic writings.

    • Envelope 1: Hamlet
    • Envelope 2: 1920
    • Envelope 3: Willard Straight
    • Envelope 4: Received February 22
    • Envelope 5: New York Song and Light, 1918
    • Envelope 6: George Eastman
    • Envelope 7: War

8. Examples of automatic writings used as an illustration in Oracle.
9. Will, 1905; Horoscope for Eugenie Macauley by Gertrude de Bielski, May 7, 1912.

HENRY WILKINSON BRAGDON. See also A.B81, Boxes 19-26; D. 255, Box 5.

Box 69:
Folder:

  1. Published articles and essays, 1940-1955.
  2. Published articles and essays, 1956-1959.
  3. Published articles and essays, 1960-1963.
  4. Published articles and essays, 1964-1968.
  5. Published articles and essays, 1969-1979.
  6. Reviews, prospectuses, etc. for HWB's books.
  7. Published articles about HWB.
  8. Henry Wilkinson Bragdon; Miscellaneous notes on Woodrow Wilson.

CHANDLER BRAGDON. See also A.B81, Boxes 19-26; D.255, Box 5:8-13, Boxes 6-7.

Box 70: Chandler Bragdon Correspondence, 1916-1941.
Folder:

  1. Correspondence 1916-1927.
  2. Correspondence 1928.
  3. Correspondence 1929-1934.
  4. Correspondence January-March 1935.
  5. Correspondence April-May 1935.
  6. Correspondence June-July 1935.
  7. Correspondence August-September 1935.
  8. Correspondence October 1935.
  9. Correspondence November-December 1935.
  10. Correspondence January 1936.
  11. Correspondence February 1936.
  12. Correspondence March-April 1936.
  13. Correspondence May-December 1936.
  14. Correspondence 1937-1941. Includes photographs


Box 71: Chandler Bragdon Correspondence, 1942-1968, and miscellaneous.
Folder:

  1. Correspondence, 1942-1963.
  2. Correspondence, 1964-1968.
  3. Poetry, 1914-1916.
  4. "La Chanson des P' tits Bons Enfants" (manuscript)
  5. "1894" short story (carbon typescript)
  6. "Two Evening Walks," June 1936 ( typescript)
  7. "Communique Comment," 1939-1941. Published essays
  8. Wedding invitation; Chandler Bragdon and Elizabeth Fowler, December 23, 1937.
  9. Newspaper clippings: wedding, obituary.
  10. Household lists, 1938.
  11. Memorials; 1969.
  12. Diary, 1966-1968.
  13. Dice baseball.
  14. Peterhouse Sexcentary Club Magazine, Cambridge, 1928. May Week program; Peterhouse, Cambridge. 1929.
  15. Astrological chart for Chandler Bragdon, by G. F. O'Neill, n.d. (blueprint)
  16. Commonplace book, Aug. 1945-Jan. 1946.

DAVID BRAGDON and PETER BRAGDON


Box 72:
Folder:

  1. David Bragdon. Juvenile drawings, c. 1940.
  2. David Bragdon. Photographs, clippings re: sculptures by DB.
  3. David Bragdon. Essay "Footnote to a Crusade."
  4. David Bragdon. Essay "Indian Art."
  5. Peter Bragdon. Correspondence, 1959-1961.
  6. Peter Bragdon. Clippings and publications.

MAY BRAGDON

See also D.255, Boxes 8-9

Box 73: May Bragdon Correspondence, 1865-1946, and memoirs.
Folder:

  1. Correspondence, 1865-1873.
  2. Correspondence, 1874-1898.
  3. Correspondence, 1899-1907.
  4. Correspondence, January 1908.
  5. Correspondence, February-December 1908,
  6. Correspondence, 1909-1920.
  7. Correspondence, 1921-1938.
  8. Correspondence, 1939-1946.
  9. Index to letters from Claude Bragdon, 1940-1944.
  10. Memorandum of her life.
  11. "Random memories of May Bragdon" (2 copies, typescript)

Box 74: May Bragdon Miscellaneous Personal, 1872-1946.
Folder:

  1. "Commonplace Book I," c. 1943.
  2. Copy of 1936 (cancelled) will and financial papers.
  3. Childhood composition, 1872.
  4. "The Funeral"; short story, manuscript, c 1943. (See also A.B81, Box 74:1)
  5. Burdick Camp Log, January 1, 1917 (typescript)
  6. Calling cards.
  7. Family histories and biographies (3 notebooks)
  8. Genealogical material, Bragdon and Shipherd. See also A.B81, Box 48:12-13; D.255, Box 9:5; Box 11:1,9,12,17.
  9. Genealogical charts.
  10. Miscellaneous notebooks: Books read 1939-1947; Memoranda books (2); Birthday book, 1940; Reading notes, 1940-42; "Nature firsts" 1943.
  11. Party favors, cards and jokes.
  12. Misc. labor pamphlets and convention ephemera, 1919-1923, 1945.
  13. Memorabilia.
  14. "Among the Islands of Georgian Bay," in Recreation, Vol. 20, no. 6, June 1904.

Box 75: May Bragdon Autograph books 1877-1886, and diary 1880-1884.
Folder:

  1. Autograph book, 1877-1881.
  2. Autograph book, 1881-1886.
  3. Diary, 1880.
  4. Diary, September 1881-January 1883.
  5. Diary, January 1883-April 1884.

Boxes 76-78 are temporarily unavailable. A digitization project is underway.

Box 76: May Bragdon Diaries, 1893-1897 (3 volumes).

  • 76A. February 27-December 31, 1893.
  • 76B. April 6, 1895-February 26, 1896.
  • 76C. February 29, 1896-February 24, 1897.

Box 77: May Bragdon Diaries, 1897-1904 (3 volumes).

  • 77A. February 25, 1897-November 11, 1898.
  • 77B. November 12, 1898-January 18, 1902.
  • 77C. January 19, 1902-February 4, 1904. (For May Bragdon diary February 26, 1904-June 8, 1905, see D. 255, Box 9:7)

Box 78: May Bragdon Diaries, 1905-1909 (2 volumes).

  • 78A. June 9, 1905-October 17, 1907.
  • 78B. October 18, 1907-December 31, 1909.
  • 78C. Commonplace book. 1894-1932. (For May Bragdon diaries January 1, 1910-December 31, 1914, see D. 255, Box 9:8. For 1943, 1946-1947, see D. 255, Box 9:9.)

Box 79: May Bragdon Theater program scrapbooks, 1881-1889 (2 volumes).

  • 79A. 1881-1886. Includes programs from Oswego High School.
  • 79B. 1885-1889.

Box 80: May Bragdon Theater program scrapbooks (3 volumes).

  • 80A. 1899-April 1904.
  • 80B. May 1904-1912.
  • 80C. Loose programs and clippings, 1911-1912.

GEORGE CHANDLER BRAGDON & GEORGE LINDSAY BRAGDON
For George C. and George L. Bragdon obituaries, and other clippings, see also D. 255, Box 9:5; Box 11:2.
For more George C. Bragdon, see also D. 255, Boxes 10-11.
For more George L. Bragdon, see also D.255, Box 11.

Box 81: George Chandler Bragdon Correspondence, 1851-1899.
Folder:

  1. 1857.
  2. January-August 1858.
  3. September-December 1858.
  4. January-November 1859.
  5. December 1859.
  6. January-March 1860.
  7. April-December 1860.
  8. 1861-1866.
  9. 1867-June 1868.
  10. July 1868-1869.
  11. 1870-1871.
  12. 1872.
  13. [1873-1875; none]
  14. 1876.
  15. 1877-1879.
  16. [1880-1884; none]
  17. 1885-1889.
  18. 1890-1899.

Box 82: George Chandler Bragdon Correspondence, 1900-1920; Diary, 1891-1910; and reading notes.
Folder:

  1. Correspondence, 1900-1914.
  2. Correspondence, 1915-1920.
  3. Correspondence, undated.
  4. "Favorite Poems".
  5. Fire insurance policy, dated December 10, 1906.
  6. Journal, 1832-1883; "Old Journals Condensed."
  7. Diary, 1891-1906.
  8. Diary, 1906-1910.
  9. Notes on heirs and ownership of land of Herman Leroy.
  10. Reading notes, c. 1905.
  11. Reading notes, 1899, 1909.

Box 83: George Chandler Bragdon: Reading notes, essays, and poetry.
Folder:

  1. Reading notes, 1885.
  2. Commonplace book, 1894.
  3. "Windows Three," unpublished volume of poetry, 1910 (Typescript with manuscript corrections).
  4. Manuscript of preface to Goldwin Smith's Relations Between America and England.
  5. Journal, April-May 1862.
  6. Record of newspaper ventures.
  7. Samuel Bragdon in the Revolution; reminiscences recorded by George C. Bragdon.
  8. Poetry by George C. Bragdon.

Oversize Sheet music for "Thousand Island River". Music by Mary F. Bunnell, words by George C. Bragdon. 1879.

Box 83: George L. Bragdon. For George L. Bragdon's will, see D. 255, Box 11:7.
Folder:

  1. Selkirk Bethel Church, undated.
  2. Selkirk Bethel Church, 1848-1855. See also scroll, A.B81, Box 83:10.
  3. Selkirk Bethel Church, Stocks, 1857.

KATHERINE ELMINA (SHIPHERD) BRAGDON
See also D.255, Box 11.

Box 84: Katherine Elmina (Shipherd) Bragdon Diaries, 1860-1881.
Folder:

  1. Private journal, 1860-1863.
  2. Diary, 1862.
  3. Diary, 1864, 1865, 1866.
  4. Diary, 1867, 1868, 1869.
  5. Diary, 1870, 1871, 1872.
  6. Diary, 1873, 1874, 1875.
  7. Diary, 1876, 1877, 1878.
  8. Diary, 1879, 1880, 1881.

Box 85: Katherine Elmina (Shipherd) Bragdon Diaries, 1882-1909.
Folder:

  1. Diary, 1882, 1883, 1884.
  2. Diary, 1885, 1886, 1887.
  3. Diary, 1888, 1889, 1890.
  4. Diary, 1891, 1892, 1893.
  5. Diary, 1894, 1895, 1896.
  6. Diary, 1897, 1898, 1899.
  7. Diary, 1900-1904, 1905-1909.

Box 86: Katherine Elmina (Shipherd) Bragdon Diaries, 1910-1920; miscellaneous volumes.
Folder:

  1. Diary, 1910-1914, 1915-1919.
  2. Diary, 1920
  3. "Biographical Items, Vol. III" 1881-1882.
  4. "For Smiles. January 25, 1911."
  5. Whittier Birthday Book (Printed volume with manuscript notes).
  6. Autograph book, c.1857- c.1880.
  7. Marriage license and marriage certificate; March 22, 1860. The Christian Minister's Affectionate Advice to a Married Couple.
  8. Rev. Biddle's address at annual meeting of Women's Missionary Society; Oswego, N.Y., January 13, 1882.
  9. Calling cards.

Box 87: Katherine Elmina (Shipherd) Bragdon Notebooks, 1869-1913.
Folder:

  1. A Collection of thePromises of Scripture, inscribed to Katherine Bragdon by her mother, 1857.
  2. Journal; notes about children, May and Claude, 1869-1882.
  3. Record of her grandchildren, Henry and Chandler Bragdon, 1909-1913.
  4. Notes about Claude Bragdon, 1883-1901.
  5. Daily Food for Christians, 1842. Presented by her teacher Helen C. Holdridge, 1842.
  6. New Testament, with annotations.
  7. Correspondence, 1853-1860.
  8. Correspondence, 1861-1870.
  9. Correspondence, 1880-1909.
  10. Correspondence, 1910-1920.

SHIPHERD FAMILY

The Shipherd family lived in the Albany-Troy area at the end of the eighteenth century. Fayette Shipherd (1797-1878) and his brother John Jay Shipherd (1802-1844) were Congregational ministers and active abolitionists. John Jay Shipherd was one of the founders of Oberlin College in 1833. Fayette Shipherd married Catherine Schermerhorn, who was descended from an Albany Dutch family. She was an active temperance advocate and travelled throughout New York State preaching against alcohol. Katherine Elmina (Shipherd) Bragdon (1837-1920) was the daughter of Fayette and Catherine Shipherd, and married George Chandler Bragdon in 1860; they became the parents of Claude Fayette and May Bragdon. Jacob Rudd Shipherd, the brother of Katherine (Shipherd) Bragdon, was a graduate of Oberlin College, and, after the Civil War, a financier active in the Republican Party. (See also the notes made by Henry Wilkinson Bragdon on the Bragdon and Shipherd families, A.B81, Box 48:12, and the Dictionary of American Biography for profiles of John Jay Shipherd.)

See also A.B81, Box 89; D.255, Box 11.

Box 88: Correspondence, 1819-1871; Sermons; Fayette Shipherd miscellany.
Folder:

  1. Correspondence, 1819-1826.
  2. Correspondence, 1827-1829.
  3. Correspondence, 1830-1833.
  4. Correspondence, 1834-1850.
  5. Correspondence, 1851-1859.
  6. Correspondence, 1860.
  7. Correspondence, 1861.
  8. Correspondence, 1862-1871.
  9. Fayette Shipherd: Confession of Faithand Covenant of the Bethel Free Church, Troy, N.Y. 1835. (3 copies, each with manuscript notations.)
  10. Fayette Shipherd: Account of his life and family record, 1846.
  11. Fayette Shipherd: Family register.
  12. Address to Bible Society of Cambridge, N.Y., 1823.
  13. Jubilee address; ca 1857?.
  14. Fayette Shipherd: Sermon notes, 1872.
  15. Fayette Shipherd: Leather wallet and contents. [Includes card for Fayette Shipherd's Select School; Northwestern Freedmen's Aid Commission, Chicago.]
  16. Fayette Shipherd: A mother's legacy to her daughter, Mary Elizabeth Shipherd.

Box 89: Shipherd Family.
Folder:

  1. Fayette Shipherd: Spiritual testimony and autobiographical notes, manuscript volume, n.d.
  2. Fayette Shipherd: Legacy to his wife and children, 1870.
  3. Catharine Shipherd: Spiritual Diary, 1832-1835.
  4. Catharine Shipherd: Confession of Faith, 1841.
  5. Catharine Shipherd: Sermon preached in Watertown, 1854.
  6. Jacob Rudd Shipherd: Private Journal and Family Record, 1877-1885.
  7. Jacob Rudd Shipherd: Autograph book, 1884.
  8. Jacob Rudd Shipherd: Certificate of deposit; Banking House of Jacob Rudd Shipherd, 1872.
  9. Jacob Rudd Shipherd: Documents and papers relating to estate of J.R. Shipherd, 1891-1910.
  10. Jacob Rudd Shipherd: Book lists.
  11. Shipherd Family legal documents, 1710-1809.

Box 90: Photographs; Bragdon and Shipherd families. See also D.255, Box 8.
Folder:

  1. Katherine Elmina (Shipherd) Bragdon.
  2. George Chandler Bragdon); George Chandler and Katherine Elmina Bragdon.
  3. George Chandler and Katherine E. Bragdon friends.
    • Col. Charles Tappan, August 21, 1890
    • Mrs. Sarah J. Nichols, August 18, 1892.
  4. Claude Fayette Bragdon, portraits.
  5. May Bragdon.
  6. May Bragdon's friends.
  7. Louisa May Alcott.
  8. Jacob Rudd Shipherd.
  9. Catherine (Schermerhorn) Shipherd.
  10. Fayette Shipherd.
  11. Shipherd family: Jacob Rudd, Elizabeth (Libby); Julia Maria and Katherine Elmina Shipherd
  12. Shipherds [?]. Ferrotype of three young women found behind portrait of Fayette Shipherd.
  13. Elizabeth Shipherd.
  14. Charles Dwight Bragdon, c.1871.
  15. Henry Wilkinson Bragdon; drawing incribed to Jo Wilkinson. See also A.B81, Box 90:23.
  16. Charlotte Coffin (Wilkinson) Bragdon.
  17. Bragdon family (photographs by May Bragdon).
  18. Snapshots taken by May Bragdon, 1891-1892.
  19. CFB & draftsmen; Green & Wicks, Buffalo, 1890.
  20. Unidentified man; broken ambrotype (lacks case).
  21. Bragdons and Fowlers in the Adirondacks, c. 1950.
  22. Henry or Chandler Bragdon; trip to France, c. 1928-1930.
  23. Henry Wilkinson Bragdon See also A.B81, Box 90:15.
  24. Henry Wilkinson Bragdon; Brooks School football team, 1944.
  25. Chandler Bragdon.
  26. Charles Fitch.
  27. Schermerhorn homestead; Brunswick, N.Y., 1886.
  28. Vickery family.
  29. Vickery house; Adams, N.Y.
  30. Chestnut Hill; Pulaski, N.Y. Bragdon homestead.
  31. Lawn tennis, 1890s.
  32. Unidentified photos.
  33. Exhibition at University of Rochester Library, 1972.

Box 91: Cased photographs and albums, Bragdon and Shipherd families. See also D.255, Box 8.
Folder:

  1. Great-grandfather Salisbury; daguerreotype.
  2. Great-grandmother Salisbury; daguerreotype.
  3. George L. Bragdon [?]; daguerreotype.
  4. Thomas L. Bragdon, Samuel B. Bragdon, and Asa B. Bragdon; ambrotype.
  5. Charles D. Bragdon; daguerreotype.
  6. Charles D. Bragdon; daguerreotype.
  7. Charles D. Bragdon; ambrotype.
  8. Imogene Melissa Bragdon; ambrotype.
  9. Imogene Melissa Bragdon and Nellie Bragdon; daguerreotype.
  10. Erastus E.E. Bragdon, George L. Bragdon and Charles P. Bragdon; ambrotype.
  11. Fayette Shipherd.
  12. Katherine Elmina (Shipherd) Bragdon; ambrotype
  13. Unidentified woman; daguerreotype in mother of pearl inlaid case.
  14. Unidentified male child in plaid dress; ambrotype.
  15. Unidentified baby; ferrotype.
  16. Carte de visite album owned by George Chandler Bragdon.
  17. Carte de visite album owned by Katherine Elmina (Shipherd) Bragdon, c. 1866-1877.
  18. Carte de visite album owned by May Bragdon.
  19. Carte de visite album; Vickerys and Bragdons.
  20. Framed snapshot of George C. Bragdon, by May Bragdon.

Box 92: Chamber of Commerce correspondence, June 1915-Feb. 1917. Correspondence between Bragdon, Foster & Gade, Chamber of Commerce representatives, contractors, vendors, suppliers, etc. Some drawings, blueprints, and suppliers' ephemera is included.

Folder:

  1. June 1915-Aug. 1916.
  2. Sept. 1-20, 1916.
  3. Sept. 21-Oct. 7, 1916.
  4. Oct. 8-24, 1916.
  5. Oct. 25-Nov. 7, 1916.
  6. Nov. 8-20, 1916.
  7. Nov. 21-Dec.7, 1916.
  8. Dec. 8-31, 1916.
  9. Jan.1-10, 1917.
  10. Jan. 11-20, 1917.
  11. Jan. 21-31, 1917.
  12. Feb. 1-10, 1917.
  13. Feb. 11-20, 1917.
  14. Feb. 21-30, 1917.

Box 93: Chamber of Commerce correspondence, March-August, 1917. Correspondence between Bragdon, Foster & Gade, Chamber of Commerce representatives, contractors, vendors, suppliers, etc. Some drawings, blueprints, and suppliers' ephemera is included.

Folder:

  1. March 1-10, 1917.
  2. March 11-20, 1917.
  3. March 21-31, 1917.
  4. April 1-15, 1917.
  5. April 16-30, 1917.
  6. May 1-10, 1917.
  7. May 11-20, 1917.
  8. May 21-31, 1917.
  9. June 1-20, 1917.
  10. June 21-30, 1917.
  11. July 1-20, 1917.
  12. July 21-31, 1917.
  13. Aug. 1-20, 1917.
  14. Aug. 21-31, 1917.

Box 94: Tiles salvaged from the New York Central Railroad Station, Rochester, N.Y.

94: Interlocking circle tile in yellow, blue and green; sample 1.

  • 94A: Interlocking circle tile in yellow, blue and green; sample 2.
  • 94B: Pumpkin colored tile from wainscoting.
  • 94C: Two ornamental tiles in green and brown; one curved, one square.


OVERSIZE MATERIAL
Folder:
 

  1. Claude Fayette Bragdon; boyhood diary. Watertown, N.Y., 1974. (10 galley proofs.)
  2. Projective ornament designs [crosses]. (10 pen and ink.)
    1. Two charts showing the correlation between notes and colors. (Watercolor and ink) See also A.B81, Box 44.
  3. Preliminary drawings for projective ornament watercolors. (20 pencil, pen and ink. 193? -1941)
  4. Projective ornament designs. (3 watercolor panels, 2 watercolor, and blue-print)
  5. Projective ornament. Designs for check safety paper for Todd Co. (4 original ink; typescript explanation; check samples; 6 mounted galleys; 3 galleys)
  6. Platonic solids in plane projection. (4 tracings on linen. n.d.)
  7. Original art, dust jackets and title pages for A. A. Knopf. (Pen and ink)
  8. Original art, dust jacket for Sensitive Horizons. (Pen and ink)
  9. Man the Square: Set of illustrations for lecture [?] (8 watercolors)
  10. Original art, The Frozen Fountain. (8 pen and ink)
  11. Friends of Claude Bragdon Society; Mexico City, 1938 (Vellum manuscript)
  12. Stencil or cut-out for Song and Light lantern.
  13. Posters.
    • The Chap-book, December 1895
    • The Rochester Post Express, 1895 (2 copies).
    • The Rochester Post Express / The Best Republican Newspaper in Western NY, 1895.
    • The Chap-book, "The Juggler Sun," 1896.
    • The Chap-book, Coachman and sandwich-board man, 1895-6 (2 copies)
    • The Post Express Anniversary number. May 4, 1895. (8 pp. supplement)
    • "Borzoi Books are the most interesting" advertising banner (2 copies)
    • "A. A. Knopf's Latest Borzoi Book Central Europe.., "advertising banner
  14. Posters
    • Minstrel, "benefit for the Society for the Prevention of cruelty to children, c. 1895-1900 (2 copies).
    • "An Exhibition of German Posters, Memorial Art Gallery, [Rochester, N.Y.] September 9-30, 1914" (2 copies)
    • "Harry Barnhart, His Band" c. 1916 (2 copies)
  15. Song and Light printed ephemera
    • Highland Park, Rochester, N.Y. ; August 1, 1916 (5 copies)
    • U.S. [Army] Camp, Syracuse, N.Y. ; August 9, 1917 (3 copies)
    • Delaware Park, Buffalo, N.Y. ; August 31, 1917 (3 copies)
    • Sing in the New York Community Chorus, Dewitt Clinton High School. (2 copies)
  16. Song and Light, Central Park, New York, September 17-18, 1918. Bus poster. (Original pen and ink art)


Oversize Box 1: Miscellaneous Oversize Drawings and Ephemera.

  • Architectural Certificate, New York State. December 1916.
  • Honorary MA Architecture, University of Michigan.
  • Cover design for "Art in Buttons", 1923.
  • Watercolors (2)
  • Pen and ink designs (2)
  • Printed covers (2 )
  • Design for DuBois "Projective Ornament" (Pen and ink).
  • Endpaper for Oracle. Manas Press, 1921 (Pen and ink).
  • Ad for Confessions of Two Brothers, Manas Press, 1916 (Pen and ink).
  • Title page for Four-Dimensional Vistas. Manas Press, 1915 (Pen and ink).
  • Cover for Theosophical Quarterly, Winter 1938. (Pen and ink and blueprint copy).
  • Title for "Mathematical Abstractions by Claude Bragdon." (Pen and ink).
  • Two lessons in Dynamic Symmetry, June 7-8, 1946. (Pencil).
  • "Fun with Figures," Claude Bragdon. The Vitaphone Corporation ( Pen and ink).


Oversize Box 2: Oversized Photographs and Miscellaneous Drawings.

  • General Otis Arch, June 15, 1900.(photograph)
  • Livingston County Courthouse
  • Hamlet; Four photographs by Mary Dale Clarke, 1925.
  • Hamlet; Photograph by H.A. Atwell, Chicago.
  • Cyrano de Bergerac; Photograph of battle scene by Francis Benjamin, 1925.
  • New York townhouse by McKim Mead & White. (photograph)
  • Marchand House, 3939 East Ave., Rochester, N.Y., c. 1944 (2 photographs)
  • Five charcoal studies from life.
  • "In Liseaux, January 11, 1889" (Pen and ink drawing).
  • Two scene designs for modern play (Pen and ink).
  • Design for Song and Light poster of colored lanterns (Watercolor and ink).
  • "A prize competitive design for the New York City- Hall, Gordon, Bragdon and Orchard, architects." American Architect and Building News, April 15, 1896.
  • "Cottage for Mr. A.D. McBride, Irondequoit Bay, New York," and "Stable for Mr. Leo Bloch, Portsmouth Terrace"; Gordon, Bragdon and Orchard. American Architect and Building News. April 2, 1892.
  • Building Sketch Club's Competition, Second Prize, submitted by Claude F. Bragdon.
  • Proposed building for the Rochester Chamber of Commerce.
  • Walter Hampden's Shakespeare Stage (and) plan and perspective for Othello, scene 5. (Printed proof).
  • Six designs for devices for The Light of Asia.

Oversize Box 2A: Photograph album, Architectural projects, Rochester, N.Y.

  • Store for J.W. & J. G. Cutler, Main St. East
  • Buell House,Berkeley St. (2 photographs)
  • Mosher House, Alexander St.
  • St. Paul's Rectory, Barrington St. (2 photographs)
  • Police Precinct House, University Ave., with details (4 photographs)
  • Rochester Athletic Assoc, with detail (2 photographs)
  • Otis Arch
  • Sloan House, East Ave. (2 photographs)
  • Eastwood House, Culver Rd. (3 photographs)
  • unidentified
  • Country Club of Rochester (8 photographs)
  • Buell House, Portland Ave.
  • Marchand House, East Ave.
  • Harvey Cory House, East Ave. (4 photographs)
  • 18 Hubbell Park
  • Warham Whitney House, South Goodman
  • Everest House, West Ave.
  • Schminke House, Barrington St. (2 photographs)
  • Wanzer House, East Ave. (3 photographs)
  • R. C. Watson House, Alexander St.
  • Whitbeck office, Park Ave.
  • Genesee Valley Club (13 photographs)
  • Livingston County Courthouse

Oversize Box 2B: Photograph album. Architectural projects, Rochester, N.Y. See also: A.B81, Box 46

  • Beekman Little House, Westminster
  • First Universalist Church (4)
  • Walter Beckley House, Berkeley St.
  • Willard Moore House ? (2)
  • H. Barnard, Colby St. (2)
  • Chamber of Commerce floats (3)
  • Egbert Ashley House, Hawthorne St. (2, includes 1 interior)
  • Bevier Bldg. (5)
  • tombstones, James Averell, Watson
  • McBride (2) East Ave. Pittsford
  • Beckley, Berkeley St. (3 photographs, includes 1 interior)
  • Slemin, Highland Ave.
  • Goodwin, Sibley Place (2)
  • Edward G. Miner House, East & Argyle (2)
  • John Clubb House, Crosman Terrace (4 photographs; includes 2 interiors)
  • Forbes, Westminster Rd.
  • Firestone Garden, Akron OH.

Oversize Box 3: Original illustrations for The Beautiful Necessity; Manas Press, 1910.

Oversize Box 4: Original illustrations for A Primer of Higher Space (including Man the Square), Manas Press, 1913. Original illustrations Architecture and Democracy, A. A. Knopf, 1926.

Oversize Box 5: Original illustrations for Projective Ornament, Manas Press, 1915.

Oversize Box 6: Original illustrations for The Frozen Fountain, A. A. Knopf, 1932. See also Oversize Folder 14.

Oversize Box 7: Original illustrations for miscellaneous essays and books.

  • "Art and Geometry." Architectural Review, March-April, 1916.
  • "Street Lighting." Christian Science Monitor, July 9, 1920.
  • "Art and Arithmetic." Theatre Arts Monthly, August 1924.
  • "More Ornament from Magic Squares." Architectural Record, December 1927.
  • "Ornament from Platonic Solids." Architectural Record, June 1928.
  • The New Image, 1931.
  • The Eternal Poles, 1931.
  • Unpublished and unidentified illustrations. (25 pen and ink)

Oversize Box 8: Miscellaneous Projective Ornament; Designs for chapter heads, tail pieces, endpapers and borders.

Oversize Box 9: Color Music Designs.

  • "Moonlight Sonata" Quasi una Fantasia I, Ludwig van Beethoven. (Prints 3 with added color)
  • "Moonlight Sonata" Quasi una Fantasia II, Ludwig van Beethoven. (Original pen and ink, prints).

Oversize Box 10: Color Music Designs.

  • Sylvia, Valse Lente by Léo Delibes (pen and ink)
  • Sylvia, Pizzicato by Léo Delibes (pen and ink)
  • The Skater's Waltz (Les Patineurs), by Émile Waldteufel (pen and ink)
  • Valse Triste by Jean Sibelius (pen and ink)
  • Untitled series (33 blueprints)
  • Set of sunbursts (21 blueprints)


Oversize Box 11: Oversize periodical contributions by See also A.B81, Boxes 38-40.

  • The Architectural Review Vol. XV, No. 12, December 1908
  • The Architectural Review Vol. IV, No. III, March 1916
  • The Architectural Review Vol. IV, No. IV, April 1916
  • The Architectural Review Vol. IV, No. IX, September 1916
  • The Architectural Forum Vol. XXVI, No. 3, March 1917

Oversize Box 12: Pyrographic panel, Post-Express Printing Co., Rochester, c. 1895.