Bragdon Family Papers

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Collection Overview
Title: Bragdon Family Papers
Call Number: A.B81
Dates: 1819-1980
Physical Description: 107 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation

Biographical/Historical Note
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 two-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, the Maplewood Branch of the YMCA, Bevier Building, Police Precinct buildings, Chamber of Commerce, and a garden for George Eastman.

During the three years of the New York Central Railroad Station's construction, Bragdon began writing on hyperspace and met the actor Walter Hampden and Eugenie Julier Macaulay, a widow whom he married July 8, 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 North 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 two 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 Ph.D. 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.

Scope and Content
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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
The bulk of the collection was the gift of Henry and Chandler Bragdon with further donations from Peter Bragdon. With the exception of the tile in Box 94, all other architectural salvage from the New York Central Railroad Station was the gift of Douglas U. Baker.Access
The Bragdon Family Papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Bragdon Family Papers, A.B81, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
See also: Database of Claude Bragdon correspondence.

Additional resources:

Bragdon Family Papers Addition .

Claude Bragdon Correspondence Database .

Claude Bragdon Theatre Drawings Database .

Claude Bragdon Architectural Drawings .

Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation
Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055

Content List
General correspondence, 1892-1980
Consists of the personal, non-family correspondence of Claude Bragdon. Some letters have been indexed. Box 5 contains letters written to Claude Bragdon after his death in September 1946 along with correspondence to/from Henry W. Bragdon regarding his father's life and works.
To search for specific correspondence within Boxes 1-5, consult the Claude Bragdon Correspondence Database.

Box 1, Folder 1General correspondence, 1892-1897
Box 2, Folder 1General correspondence, 1930
Box 3, Folder 1General correspondence, January-May 1940
Box 4, Folder 1General correspondence, January 1944
Box 5, Folder 1General correspondence, January-March 1947
Family correspondence, first series, 1866-1946
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 Box 73, folder 9 for May Bragdon's index to her brother's letters written to her 1940-1944.

Box 6, Folder 1Family correspondence, first series, 1866
Box 7, Folder 1Family correspondence, first series, January-September 1900
Box 8, Folder 1Family correspondence, first series, January-March 1924
Box 9, Folder 1Family correspondence, first series, January-May 1929
Box 10, Folder 1Family correspondence, first series, January-March 1933
Box 11, Folder 1Family correspondence, first series, January-February 1935
Box 12, Folder 1Family correspondence, first series, January-February 1937
Box 13, Folder 1Family correspondence, first series, July-August 1938
Box 14, Folder 1Family correspondence, first series, January 1939
Box 15, Folder 1Family correspondence, first series, January 1940
Box 16, Folder 1Family correspondence, first series, July 1941
Box 17, Folder 1Family correspondence, first series, January 1943
Box 18, Folder 1Family correspondence, first series, July 1944
Family correspondence, second series, 1913-1968
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 Bragdon Family Papers Addition (D.255), Boxes 5-6.

Box 19, Folder 1Family correspondence, second series, 1913-1919
Box 20, Folder 1Family correspondence, second series, January-July 1929
Box 21, Folder 1Family correspondence, second series, January-March 1934
Box 22, Folder 1Family correspondence, second series, January 1936
Box 23, Folder 1Family correspondence, second series, January-March 1937
Box 24, Folder 1Family correspondence, second series, January-April 1940
Box 25, Folder 1Family correspondence, second series, January-March 1942
Box 26, Folder 1Family correspondence, second series, January-April 1945
After Claude Bragdon's death on September 17, 1946, correspondence is mainly between brothers Henry and Chandler Bragdon.

Family correspondence, third series, 1911-1916
Consists of letters exchanged between Claude Bragdon and Eugenie (Julier) Macaulay. Born "Augusta Eugenie," called Eugenie, she was a daughter of Louisa Henrietta Vaillant and American Express executive Henry S. Julier. On October 16, 1902 she married Scotsman John Macaulay in New York: she was widowed by 1910. Her siblings were Constantine (b. 1875), Henry V. (b. 1882) and Arnett (b. 1884). Eugenie was introduced to Claude Bragdon by his brother-in-law, architect Henry Wilkinson who was working on the Julier estate in Mt. Kisco, New York. After a courtship of several years, Claude and Eugenie were married July 8, 1913. During her marriage to Bragdon, and perhaps earlier, Eugenie practiced automatic writing. Following her death on November 16, 1920, Bragdon published a selection of these writings, entitled Oracle.

Box 27, Folder 1Family correspondence, third series, 1911
Box 28, Folder 1Family correspondence, third series, September 1-15, 1912
Box 29, Folder 1Family correspondence, third series, January 1913
Box 30, Folder 1Family correspondence, third series, January-April 1915
Claude Bragdon juvenalia, 1872-1883
Original artwork, manuscripts, and presswork. See also Bragdon Family Papers Addition (D.255), Box 1:1.

Box 31, Folder 1Original artwork, 1872-1876
Still life of five containers, in pencil. In Katherine Bragdon's hand, "For Dear Grandpa's Birthday present, 1872. Claudie"
Building, silo and fence by river, in pencil. In Katherine Bragdon's hand, "Claudie, April 6, 1873."
Printed, published illustrations of Barnum's circus, hand-colored, in envelope. In Katherine Bragdon's hand, "Barnum's circus pictures. Colored and cut out by my Boy. Watertown June 1873"
Train engine, pencil and watercolor. On verso, in Katherine Bragdon's hand "Drawn by Claudie. July, 1873"
Potted hyacinth, in pencil. In Katherine Bragdon's hand, "My Hyacinth Claudie, March 30, 1874."
Storefronts and goldfish bowl on table, in pencil. In Katherine Bragdon's hand, "Claudie, April 11, 1875."
Map of North America, in pencil. In Katherine Bragdon's hand, "Claude, 1876."
Train car, in pencil. In Katherine Bragdon's hand, "Claudie, January 23, 1876."
Map of North America, in pencil. In Katherine Bragdon's hand, "Claudie, November 12, 1876."
"Railroad Guide", January 1855.
Illustrated manuscript booklet, in pencil, stitched and pinned.

Box 31, Folder 2Embroidery on paper, 1872-1873
"Dear Papa." On wrapper, in Katherine Bragdon's hand, "Made for Papa's Christmas Present by Claudie. Watertown, December 25, 1872."
"God is Love." On wrapper in Katherine Bragdon's hand, "Grandpa", May 1, 1873
Lyre "For my mother," undated.
"Holy Bible" in blue silk wrapper, undated.
Box 31, Folder 3Original poems and broadsides, 1873-1875
"In the Moonlight," pencil. On verso in Katherine Bragdon's hand, "Claudie, January 23, 1873."
"Mild Farmer Jones and the Naughty Boy", January 30, 1874.
Pencil. On verso in Katherine Bragdon's hand, "Declaimed by my Boy Claudie at Dansville, New York Jan'y 30, 1874, at Miss Van Allen's school. Repeated by request amid cheering."

Program, "King John," pencil, April 20, 1874.
Program, "To the Public," pencil. Dated in Katherine Bragdon's hand, August 1875.
Box 31, Folder 4Periodical, For Children, 1874
No. 1, November 29, 1874.

Vol. 1, No. 1, 1874.
Half of text written backwards; pinned.

No. 2, December 1, 1874.

No. 3, December 1874.
Title written backward; stitched.

No. 4, [text beginning with "Fairys" (Fairies)], 1874

No. 4, [text beginning with "The Old Farm Gate"], 1874

No. 5, December 2, 1874.
Stitched. Likely incomplete, only two leaves including title page.

Box 31, Folder 5Periodical, Household Stories, 1875-1876.
November 24, 1875.

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.

December 14, 1875.
Single folio.

Vol. II, No. 1, November 11, 1876.

Vol. II, No. 2, 1876.

Stitched with cover wrappers.

Box 31, Folder 6Manuscript, The Story of the Hermit, circa 1876.
Four pages, in pencil.

Box 31, Folder 7Printed The Story of the Hermit, December 1876.
4 copies. Typeset, printed and "Published by C.F. Bragdon & Co., Watertown N.Y., Christmas, 1876", with hand-drawn illustrations. One copy inscribed: "From Claude to Mama."

Box 31, Folder 8Original drawings, 1877-1878.
Castle and full moon, in pencil. Dated in Katherine Bragdon's hand, January, 1877.
"Shakespeare Illustrated," pencil and ink. On verso in Katherine Bragdon's hand "Claude's first pen picture, Rochester", August 2, 1877.
Toad beneath mushroom with bottle, in pencil, August 31, 1877.
Political cartoon, in pencil. Dated in Katherine Bragdon's hand, October 1877.
House, in pencil. In Katherine Bragdon's hand, "Mapleside 1878"
Boy seated on chair, in pencil. In Katherine Bragdon's hand "Martin Devine" and date, August 2, 1878.
Illustrated song lyric, Ring, Ring de Banjo, in pencil, December 1878.
Man with hat and mustache, in pencil, 1878.
Three figure drawings in pencil on folio from sketchbook, August 1878.
Box 31, Folder 9Printed periodical, Household Stories, Vol. 1, No. 1-3, January 1877.
Vol. I, No. 1, January 8, 1877.
Vol. I, No. II, January 15, 1877.
3 copies, stitched.

Vol. I, No. III, January 29, 1877.
3 copies, 2 stitched.

Box 31, Folder 10Printed periodical,Household Stories, 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.

Box 31, Folder 11Printed periodical, "Johnnie's Valentine" by Walter B. Shipherd, 1877.
2 copies in printed tan wrapper, 1 copy in printed pink wrapper.

Box 31, Folder 12Printed playbills, 1877-1878.
"Mischief in the Studio" (2 copies, undated).
"Bunnell & Bragdon's Grand Circus," (2 copies), June 23, 1877
"A Song By the Clan," etc., November 31, 1877.
Wilson & "Sheppard's Grand Show", June 1, 1878.
Box 31, Folder 13Printed ephemera, circa 1877.
Claude Bragdon calling card.
Cover wrapper, The Fortunes of Philip Thompson, 1877.
Box 31, Folder 14Printed periodical, Household Stories, Vol. 2, No. 1, (3 copies), September 1878.
Box 31, Folder 15Proof sheets, printed periodical, Household Stories, undated.
Box 31, Folder 16Printed periodical, The Home Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 1, (2 copies), July, 1878.
Box 31, Folder 17Banjo 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", August 1880.
"Boston Jig", August 1880.
"Clog Hornpipe", August 1880.
"Kate Kearny Waltz", August 1880.
"Captain Jinks", August 1880.
"Trick Solo", August 1880.
"Massas in de Cold Ground", August 1880.
Jenny's Polka", August 1880.
"Niagara Polka", August 1880.
Box 31, Folder 18Sketchbook, 1878.
Box 31, Folder 19Original 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.
Box 31, Folder 20Chestnut Hill sketches, July 1880.
Box 31, Folder 21Original 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.
Box 31, Folder 22Original 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.
Box 31, Folder 23Original drawings, undated, circa 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)
Box 31, Folder 24Illustrated manuscript, "Scarbrand the Skull Hunter of Venice", circa 1882.
14 pages.

Box 31, Folder 25Calligraphy sample, January 1, 1883.
Box 31, Folder 26Manuscript, "Machine Poetry", 1883.
1 leaf.

Box 32Claude Bragdon's boyhood diaries, 1877-1883.
Folder 11877, 1878, 1879-1880.
Folder 21881-1883 (contains many ink illustrations).
Folder 3Henry Wilkinson Bragdon; notes on Claude Bragdon's boyhood diaries.
Folder 4Published version of Claude Bragdon's boyhood diary, edited by Henry Wilkinson Bragdon, Watertown, N.Y., 1974.
Folder 5Newspaper excerpts of Claude Bragdon's boyhood diary, printed in the Watertown Daily Times, undated.

Box 33Diaries 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 34Manuscripts: short stories and essays.
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 1A Poem, circa 1895.
Carbon typescript with manuscript corrections, manuscript poem laid in. Bound in manuscript illustrated covers with brads. Gelett Burgess called Claude Bragdon "Bill".

Folder 2Notes for essay on Henry James, January 1913
2 pages.

Folder 3"The Amulet." Undated.
Short story.
13 pages.

Folder 4"The Sea Maiden." Undated.
Short story.
18 pages.

Folder 5"The Angel at the Fountain." Undated.
Short story.
11 pages.

Folder 6"Death and the Juggler/Retreat from Fear." rewritten circa 1942, 1920
Short story.
4 versions, all typescripts; 2 with manuscript corrections and retitled "Retreat From Fear".

Folder 7"A Meddler in Destinies", circa 1920
Fragment of a novel.
8 pages.

Folder 8"An Art of Light", circa 1917.
20 pages.
title: American Architect,
date: June 13, 1917
extref: Box 40, folder 2

Folder 9"Street Lighting", circa 1920.
11 pages.
title: Christian Science Monitor,
date: July 9, 1920.

Folder 10Light and Lens Series, circa1922-23.
12 pages.
title: Wellsworth Merchandiser,

Folder 11"The Marriage of East and West", circa 1923.
3 pages.
title: Orient,
date: February 1923

Folder 12"The Spirit of the Nile", circa 1923.
7 pages.
title: Orient,
date: February, 1923

Folder 13"More Ornament from Magic Squares", circa 1927.
12 pages.
title: Architectural Record
date: December, 1927

Folder 14"Catharsis", February 1930.
Short story.
10 pages.

Folder 15"Jack Black and his Jail Birds."
5 pages.
title: New York World
date: December 21, 1930
title: Syracuse Herald,
date: January 5, 1931

Folder 16"Intimations of Immortality," rewritten as "Death," undated. (1931?)
3 pages.

Folder 17"East is West and West is East," circa 1931.
6 pages.
title: "Life's Hall of Mirrors"
title: Thinker,
date: February, 1931

Folder 18"What a Piece of Work is Man!" circa 1931.
3 pages.

Folder 19"First Impressions," circa 1931.
4 pages.

Folder 20"Chinese Wisdom," circa 1932.
3 pages.
title: The Secret of the Golden Flower,
title: New York Times Book Review,
date: January 10, 1932.

Folder 21"As I Remember It: Bill", 1932.
3 pages.
title: Outlook and Independent,
date: January 20, 1932.

Folder 22"As I Remember It: Glimpses of Other Lives."
3 pages.
title: Outlook and Independent,
date: January 20, 1932.

Folder 23"As I Remember It: Photographing a Thought."
3 pages.
title: Outlook and Independent,
date: January 27, 1932.

Folder 24"As I Remember It: Stories of Old New York."
3 pages.
title: Outlook and Independent,
date: January 27, 1932.

Folder 25"Putting on a Play", April 1932.
11 pages.

Folder 26"As I Remember It: Sanatarium Notes", 1932.
2 pages.

Folder 27"Rescued from Time", circa 1932.
11 pages.

Folder 28"Apropos of Nothing: Love Conquers Death,", circa 1932.
2 pages.

Folder 29"What I Remember of Annie Besant", circa 1933.
3 pages.

Folder 30"The Animated Picture."
Published in Scribner's Magazine, July, 1934 as "Mickey Mouse and What He Means." Tear sheet in A.B81, Box 38A:16.
12 pages.

Folder 31"Yoga."
Published in The Forum, October 1934. Tear sheet in A.B81, Box 38A:16.
10 pages.

Folder 32"The Prostitution of the Mind."
Published in Philosophical Review, Winter 1935. Tear sheet in A.B81, Box 38A:17.
10 pages.

Folder 33"Color Music," 1936.
Published in Theosophist, May 1936.
15 pages.

Folder 34"The Star of Perfection."
Published in Journal of Calendar Reform, December 1936.
5 pages.

Folder 35"Art Survey for 1938."
7 pages.

Folder 36"Art Trends in America in Nineteen-Thirty-Nine."
2 pages.

Folder 37"Three Recent Paintings by Nicholas Roerich", circa 1939.
1 page.

Folder 38Five contributions for Henry Clune's "Seen and Heard" column published in Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, 1943-1944.
Concerning More Lives Than One.
4 pages.

Concerning change in careers from architecture to theater design.
5 pages.

Concerning Harvey Ellis.
4 pages.

Concerning Lyceum Theatre.
4 pages.

"Stage Door Canteen,", September 13, 1943.
6 pages.

Folder 39"A Game of Chess," circa 1939-1940.
2 pages.

Folder 40"Francis H. Bacon, 1857-1940."
Published in Architectural Forum, March, 1940. Photocopy of tear sheet in A.B81, Box 38A:22.
3 pages.

Folder 41"Orchestra Settings,", 1940.
Published in Pencil Points, June, 1940. Photocopy of tear sheet in A.B81, Box 38A:22.
3 pages.

Folder 42"The Readiness is All,", 1942.
Published in Argosy, September 1942. Tear sheet & photocopy in A.B81, Box 38A:24.
2 pages.

Folder 43"Madame Margaret Mamlok, Hand Analyst,", 1943.
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.
5 pages.

Folder 44"The Problems of a Propagandist,", 1944.
Published in American Theosophist, March 1944. Photocopy of tear sheet in A.B81, Box 38A:26.
8 pages.

Folder 45"News from Nowhere,", circa 1944.
4 pages.

Folder 46"Evil and Eve,", 1944.
Extract of talk delivered by CFB to Rochester Historical Society, November 8, 1944 and published in American Theosophist, May 1945.
7 pages.

Folder 47"Music: Cosmic and Microcosmic,", 1945.
Published in American Theosophist, May 1945. Tear sheet in A.B81, Box 38A:27.
5 pages

Folder 48"The Seeing I,", 1945.
Published in American Theosophist, July, 1945. Tear sheet in A.B81, Box 38A:27.
6 pages.

Folder 49"Animation Comes of Age,", 1945.
Published in Telescreen, September, 1945. Tear sheet in A.B81, Box 38A:27, complete issue A.B81, Box 40:15.
6 pages.

Folder 50"On Being Bored,", 1945.
Published as "I Refuse to be Bored" in Your Life, December, 1945.
4 pages.
Photocopy in A.B81, Box 38A:27.

Folder 51"In Vishnu-land What Avatar?"
Published in Biosophical Review, Winter, 1945.
3 pages.

Folder 52"The Soul of Things,", 1946.
Published in American Theosophist, March, 1946.
4 pages.
Photocopy in A.B81, Box 38:13.

Folder 53"Don't be a Silver-Apron-String Mother,", 1946.
Published in Your Life as "Advice to Mothers."
4 pages.
Photocopy in A.B81, Box 38:13.

Folder 54"On Certain Theatrical Superstitions,", 1946.
Published as "Queer Stage Superstitions" in Your Life, June, 1946.
5 pages.
Photocopy in A.B81, Box 38A:28.

Folder 55"Nervous Exhaustion," 1946.
Published in American Theosophist, July, 1946. Photocopy in A.B81, Box 38A:28.
1 page.

Folder 56"And What of Death?" undated.
5 pages.

Folder 57"Concerning Greek Architecture," undated.
4 pages.

Folder 58"The Etiquette of the Heart," undated.
3 pages.

Folder 59"The Gift of a Jewel," undated.
2 pages.

Folder 60"The Golden Bowl," undated.
1 page.

Folder 61"Habit", undated.
2 pages.

Folder 62"An Interview with Henry Ford," undated.
1 page

Folder 63"The King-Coit School," undated.
3 pages.

Folder 64"Laughter: the Universal Solvent," undated.
2 pages.

Folder 65"The Lesson of the Master," undated.
Concerning Louis Sullivan.
4 pages.

Folder 66"Mathematics as an Aid to Design," undated.
10 pages.

Folder 67"Opening Night," undated.
4 pages.

Folder 68"Telephonic Bad Manners," undated.
3 pages.

Folder 69"Tipping over the Lamp," undated.
2 pages.

Folder 70Poems by CFB, undated.
The Poet Encounters Primavera Opposite The Players Club
Boys' Play (3 copies.)
Folder 71"On Color and Form in Setting Shakespeare's Plays."
4 pages.

Folder 72Miscellaneous fragments.
Manuscript, ., c. 1944
4 pages.

"The Flame," undated.
2 pages.

Concerning Alfred Stieglitz, undated.
1 page.

Concerning Space, time.
1 page.

"Spirit is eternal,"
2 pages.

Box 35Manuscripts: addresses, introductions and unpublished books.
Folder 1"An Introduction to Yoga,", November 20, 1932.
4 pages.

Folder 2"How to Make Magic Squares,", November 1938.
Possible script for short film.
13 pages.

Folder 3"Reminiscences of the Rochester of the Eighties." Lecture given as "Reminiscences of Old Rochester" to the Rochester Historical Society, December 5, 1945.
10 pages.

Folder 4Message to Claude Bragdon Society, Mexico City, re: Man the Square, circa 1923.
1 page.

Folder 5"Buddha's Birthday Address." Talk on White Lotus Day, May 16, undated.
2 pages.

Folder 6"The Theatre." A talk before the [Princeton] Triangle Club, undated.
3 pages.

Folder 7Introduction [for book of psychic communications by Olga Rosmanith].
6 pages.

Folder 8Introduction to Consciously Creating Circumstances, by George Winslow Plummer, 1937.
1 page.

Folder 9"A Note on the Wax Sculpture of Miss Ethel Mundy." Introduction to exhibit catalogue Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts., May, 1944.
3 pages.

Folder 10Introduction to Cobblestone Architecture by Carl Schmidt, 1944.
2 pages.

Folder 11Introduction and Commentary for Sensitive Horizons by Alice Sprague, 1946.
24 pages;

Folder 12Pantomime in the Theatre by unknown author. Translation from French [?]
Chapters 1-2, 4-6.
31 pages.

Folder 13Delphic Woman, (12 pp. typescript.), 1936.
Title page, introduction, contents, preface and essay.
12 pages.

Folder 14The Time Illusion.
Title page, table of contents, and introduction.
4 pages.

Folder 15Traite Elementaire de L'Hyper-Espace. Translation of Primer of Higher Space in 3 parts.
Original typescripts.

Folder 16Miscellaneous manuscripts for selections of More Lives Than One.
6 pages.

Folder 17The Brotherhood of Consolation, by Claude Bragdon and Wilfred Brandon [Edith Ellis].
140 pages.

Folder 18The Veil of Maya.
118 pages.

Folder 19The Veil of Maya.
129 pages.

Folder 20"The Illusion of Death." Additional chapter of The Veil of Maya.
13 pages.

Folder 21"Quotations from the Upanishads." Used in The Veil of Maya.
13 pages.

Box 36Notes for "Philosophy of Architecture," ultimately incorporated into The Beautiful Necessity.
Folder 1Vol. 1, February 1-March 29, 1891.
Illustrated manuscript bound in commercial notebook.

Folder 2Vol. 2, March 31-May 1, 1891.
Illustrated manuscript bound in commercial notebook.

Folder 3Vol. 3, May 1, 1891-January 1, 1892.
Illustrated manuscript bound in commercial notebook.

Folder 4Preparatory notes, 1893.
Illustrated manuscript bound in commercial notebook.

Folder 5Notebook, January 1, 1909-1911.
Manuscript bound in commercial notebook.

Box 37The Arch Lectures, (Mimeographs), 1940.
Box 37, Folder 1Vol. I, Address delivered at the Museum of Modern Art, N.Y., August 13, 1940.
9 pages.

Folder 2Vol. 2, Address delivered at the Wellesley Club, N.Y., August 21, 1940.
8 pages.

Folder 3Vol. 3, Address delivered at the Wellesley Club, N.Y., August 28, 1940.
9 pages.

Folder 4Vol. 4, Address delivered at the Wellesley Club, N.Y., September 4, 1940.
13 pages.

Folder 5Vol. 5, Address delivered at the Wellesley Club, N.Y., September 12, 1940.
11 pages.

Folder 6Vol. 6, Address delivered at the Hotel Barclay, N.Y., September 18, 1940.
9 pages.

Folder 7Vol. 7, Address delivered at the Hotel Barclay, N.Y., September 27, 1940.
9 pages.

Folder 8Vol. 8, Address delivered at 170 East 78th St., N.Y., October 2, 1940.
10 pages.

Folder 9Vol. 9, Address delivered at 170 East 78th St., N.Y., October ? 1940.
7 pages.

Folder 10Vol. 10, Address delivered at 170 East 78th St., N.Y., October 13, 1940.
6 pages.

Folder 11Vol. XIV, "Dynamic Symmetry." Address delivered at 170 East 78th St., N.Y., November 13, 1940.
7 pages.

Folder 12Vol. 15, November 20, 1940
7 pages.

Folder 13Vol. 16, Address delivered at 170 East 78th St., N.Y., November 27, 1940.
5 pages.

Folder 14Vol. 17, Address delivered at 170 East 78th St., N.Y., December 4, 1940.
6 pages.

Folder 15Vol. 18, Address delivered at 170 East 78th St., N.Y., December 18, 1940.
6 pages.

Box 38Periodical publications, 1888-1918.
Tear sheets and photocopies.

Folder 11888-1889.
Folder 21890.
Folder 31891.
Folder 41892.
Folder 51893.
Folder 61894.
Folder 71895.
Folder 81896.
Folder 91897.
Folder 101898.
Folder 111899.
Folder 121900.
Folder 131901.
Folder 141902.
Folder 151903.
Folder 161904.
Folder 171905-1906.
Folder 181907.
Folder 191908.
Folder 201909.
Folder 211910.
Folder 221911.
Folder 231912.
Folder 241913.
Folder 251914.
Folder 261915.
Folder 271916.
Folder 281917.
Folder 291918.
Box 38APeriodical publications, 1919-1946.
Tear sheets and photocopies.

Folder 11919.
Folder 21920.
Folder 31921.
Folder 41922.
Folder 51923.
Folder 61924.
Folder 71925.
Folder 81926.
Folder 91927.
Folder 101928.
Folder 111929.
Folder 121930.
Folder 131931.
Folder 141932.
Folder 151933.
Folder 161934.
Folder 171935.
Folder 181936.
Folder 191937.
Folder 201938.
Folder 211939.
Folder 221940.
Folder 231941.
Folder 241942.
Folder 251943.
Folder 261944.
Folder 271945.
Folder 281946.
Box 39Periodicals with contributions by Claude Bragdon, 1894-1904.
Folder 1American Architect & Building News, Vol. 43, No. 952, March 24, 1894.
Folder 2American Architect & Building News, Vol. 46, No. 981, October 13, 1894.
Folder 2AChap-Book, Index Vol. 1, May 15-November 1, and No. 12, November 1, 1894, 1894
Folder 3Chap-Book, Vol. 4, No. 2, December 1, 1895.
Folder 4Chap-Book, Vol. 1, No. 12, November 1, 1899.
Folder 5The Art Student, Vol. 7, No. 39, January 1896.
Folder 6The Fly Leaf, No. 2, January 1896.
Folder 7The Home Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 2, February 1897.
Folder 8The Lotus, Vol. 3, No. 10, October 1897.
Folder 9American Architect & Building News, Vol. 72, No. 1324, May 11, 1901.
Folder 10House and Garden, Vol. 2, No. 1, January 1902.
Folder 11House and Garden, Vol. 2, No. 2, February 1902.
Folder 12House and Garden, Vol. 2, No. 3, March 1902.
Folder 13House and Garden, Vol. 2, No. 4, April 1902.
Folder 14House and Garden, Vol. 2, No. 5, May 1902.
Folder 15House and Garden, Vol. 2, No. 6, June 1902.
Folder 16The Reader, Vol. 3, No. 1, December 1903.
Folder 17The Critic, Vol. 44, No. 2, February 1904.
Folder 18The Book Lover, Vol. 5, No. 5, May 1904.
Folder 19Good Housekeeping, Vol. 38, No. 5, May 1904.
Box 40Periodicals with contributions by Claude Bragdon, 1904-1945.

Folder 1House Beautiful, Vol. 16, No. 1, June 1904.
Folder 2American Architect, Vol. 3, No. 2169, June 1917.
Folder 3Architectural Forum, Vol. 27, No. 6, December 1917.
Folder 4American Architect, Vol. 112, No. 2192, December 26, 1917.
Folder 5White Pine Series of Architectural Monographs, Vol. 9, No. 4, August 1918.
Folder 6The Messenger, Vol. 7, No. 7, December 1919.
Folder 7The Messenger, Vol. 7, No. 8, January, 1920.
Folder 8The Messenger, Vol. 7, No. 10, March 1920.
Folder 9The New Orient, Vol. 2, No. 1, May-June 1924.
Folder 10The New Orient, Vol. 3, No. 3, January 1927.
Folder 11ArchitecturalRecord, Vol. 62, No. 6, December 1927.
Folder 12Pencil Points, Vol. 12, No. 10, October 1931.
Folder 13Architect's World, Vol. 1, No. 3, April 1938.
Folder 14Telescreen, Vol. 14, No. 2, September 1945.
Box 41Publishing records: A.A. Knopf, Manas Press, Creative Age Press.
Folder 1Correspondence with A.A. Knopf and Co. (indexed). See Claude Bragdon Correspondence Database ., 1923-1946
Folder 2Correspondence about posthumous publications. See Claude Bragdon Correspondence Database ., 1966-1978
Folder 3Notes and progress record of writing The Beautiful Necessity, 1892-1912.
Commercially bound manuscript notebook containing: notes from 1891-93 which would be incorporated into Claude Bragdon's writing; January 1, 1900: proclamation to begin writing The Beautiful Necessity; detailed account of number of words written per day on particular subjects.

Folder 4"Publishing Ventures,", 1909-1920.
Commercially bound manuscript volume of records of Manas Press. Includes prices, work schedules, names of recipients, etc.
See also Bragdon Family Papers Addition (D.255), Box 1:6-7.

Folder 5Record of essays, submitted and rejected/published, 1929-1931.
Folder 6Distribution record for Sensitive Horizons, 1946.
Commercially bound manuscript volume.

Folder 7Manuscripts for catalogue blurbs and jacket copy for Claude Bragdon's books.
More Lives Than One, quotes from Alfred Steiglitz, Dane Rudhyar, etc.
4 pages.

Projective Ornament blurb.
1 page.

The Figure in the Carpet, etc.
2 pages.

Excerpts from press notices of An Introduction to Yoga.
1 page.

Catalogue blurb for Yoga For You.
1 page.

Blurb for Art and the Machine Age.
1 page.

Excerpt from review of The Secret Springs.
1 page.

Assorted blurbs.
3 pages.

Blurb for fourth edition of The Beautiful Necessity.
Folder 8Annual totals of books sold, 1918-1940. (4 pp. manuscript)
Folder 9Lists of review and author's copies, recipients for Merely Players, The Eternal Poles, Arch Lectures, Yoga For You.
7 pages.

Folder 10Printed ephemera relating to publications, etc.
Brothers of the Book prospectus, The Golden Person in the Heart, (2 versions)., 1898
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, 4 copies., 1931.
A.A. Knopf and Co., prospectus, The Frozen Fountain, 2 copies., 1932.
Borzoi broadside for with blurb for More Lives Than One., June 1938
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.
Folder 11Copyright cards and documentation, 1909-1946.
Folder 12Publisher'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.
Folder 13Receipts.
A.A. Knopf and Co., Delphic Woman, June 24, 1942.
Eagle Photo Engraving Co. line cut, June 28, 1943.
Folder 14Royalty statements, A.A. Knopf and Co., 1940-1942.
Folder 15Royalty statements, A.A. Knopf and Co., 1942-1945.
Folder 16Royalty statements, Creative Age Press, The Arch Lectures, 1942-1945.
Box 42Design: Original drawings and watercolors, exercises in projective ornament and dynamic symmetry. (See A.B81, Box 31 for juvenilia and A.B81, Oversize Boxes 1-10 for more original artwork.)
Folder 1Sketchbook, July 18-August 4, 1883.
20 leaves in commercially bound book.

Folder 2Pickwick sketchbook, 1886.
16 leaves in commercially bound book.

Folder 3Sketchbook, 1886.
10 leaves in commercially bound book.

Folder 4Summer sketchbook, Port Ontario, Selkirk, Chestnut Hill, Oswego Co, N.Y., 1887.
11 leaves in commercially bound book.

Folder 5Sacketts Harbor sketchbook, August 1888.
6 leaves in commercially bound book.

Folder 6Drawings for University of Rochester yearbook, 1889.
6 leaves.

Folder 7Pages from sketchbook, circa 1890.
5 leaves.

Folder 7A"Studies in Architectural Design, Composition, Proportion & Rendering," 1894.
11 leaves.

Folder 8Sketchbook, Europe: London, Paris, Italy, 1895.
32 leaves in commercially bound book.

Folder 9Miscellaneous sketches, undated.
12 leaves.

Folder 10Binding designs for Stone and Kimball, 1895.
2 leaves.

Folder 11Quadrato e Cubo; Illustrations, 1912.
1 leaf.

Folder 12Alternate device; Primer of Higher Space, title page and colophon, 1917.
1 leaf.

Folder 13Design for a book cover in projective ornament, undated.
1 mounted leaf.

Folder 14Design for New York Community Chorus Poster, undated.
1 leaf.

Folder 15Song and Light drawings for House Beautiful, June 1917.
8 leaves.

Folder 16Notes and sketches for costume designs; record of expenses, 1923-1933.

Folder 17Costume designs for The Eternal Thief, See Claude Bragdon Theatre Drawings Database ., 1926.
Pen and ink.

Folder 18Costume designs for The Eternal Thief, See Claude Bragdon Theatre Drawings Database ., 1926.
Pen and ink.

Folder 19Device for "The Arch," 1940.
1 leaf.

Folder 20Projective ornament design by Frederick Trautmann, undated.
Variant on frontispiece for Projective Ornament, 1915.
1 mounted leaf, 1 blueprint.

Folder 21Ornament derived from hyper solids, undated.
3 leaves.

Folder 22Designs derived from magic squares, undated.
6 leaves.

Folder 23Lines traced through magic squares, undated.
7 leaves.

Folder 24Magic squares, undated. Not all in Claude Bragdon's own hand.
Durer's Melancholia Square.
1 leaf.

1 tearsheet for unknown periodical.
Magic squares by Knut A. Westhohn, Seattle, April 1927.
Magic squares drawing, pencil by ? (not Claude Bragdon).
Magic squares by Royal V. Heath.
5 typescript and ink leaves.

Magic square by ?
1 blueprint.

Folder 25Analysis of Egyptian design (dynamic symmetry), undated, possibly drawn by Viola de Gruchy.
2 leaves.

Folder 26Set of lessons in dynamic symmetry, possibly drawn by Viola de Gruchy, 1923, 1936,
16 leaves.

Folder 27Exercises in dynamic symmetry, Drawn by Claude Bragdon for Dorothy Brett, 1936.
2 leaves.

Folder 28Magic squares designed by Royal V. Heath, c. Mathemagical Pastimes, Series 7-9, 11, 13-21, 1935.
21 miscellaneous.

Folder 29Magic Cube, constructed by Philip Henry Wynne, circa 1911-12.
1 leaf.

Folder 30Engineering studies; calculations of curves, undated. Not in Claude Bragdon's own hand.
8 leaves.

Box 43Design: Printed, photographs, or mechanically reproduced examples.
Folder 1Architectural renderings.
8 photomechanical reproductions

Loggia for George Eastman House, Rochester, N.Y., 1916.
Hunter Street Bridge, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, 1918.
Valley Inn Bridge, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 1919.
Todmorden and Leaside Bridge, York Township, Canada, 2 copies, 1921.
Stamped: "Photography by John Wallace Gillies."

Canandaigua N.Y. Historical Society and Wood Library, 1913.
Unidentified end and side elevations, circa 1897.
Folder 2Stage sets for Hamlet.

Photomechanical reproduction of "The Queen's Closet" from Act II, scene iii, 1925.
Folder 3Stage sets for Merchant of Venice. Claude Bragdon Theatre Drawings Database .
Two 4x5 inch black and white negatives of drawings for The Courtroom and Portia's House.
Folder 4Stage sets for Light of Asia. Claude Bragdon Theatre Drawings Database .
One 4x5 inch black and white negative "Prologue."
Folder 5Projective ornament. 1 blueprint.
Folder 6Projective ornament designs; undated.
5 4x5 inch black and white glass plate negatives, extremely fragile.

Folder 7Glass plate negatives in original box, titled in Bragdon's hand: "Proj. Ornament Lantern Slide Positives."
5x7 inch glass plate, extremely fragile. "Art in Buttons" cover, Original art in A.B81 oversize Box 1, printed covers in A.B81 43:14., 1923.
5x7 inch glass plate, extremely fragile. A Primer of Higher Space title page and text decoration.
Folder 8Photographic reproductions of Bragdon's "Mathematical Abstractions" watercolor paintings.
These 15 paintings were exhibited at Ferargil Galleries, 63 East 57th St., N.Y., N.Y. December 15-28, 1941. Some of these black and white photographic reproductions have been numbered and signed by Bragdon. The catalog for the exhibition is in A.B81 43:21 and cataloged in the book collection. Rochester's Memorial Art Gallery owns three of these paintings: numbers 5, 6, and 14. Painting no. 4 is in a private collection in Rochester. The rest of the original works are presumed lost.

Folder 9Tear sheets, American Architect and Building News, October 3, 1891; January 21, 1893; March 24, 1894.
Folder 10Minor Italian Palaces, no. 1, Cutler Manufacturing Company, Rochester, N.Y., Original cover art in A.B81 oversize Box 1, 1896.
Two complete portfolios of 6 prints, one partial set.

Folder 11Mail Chuting: an occasional brochure, part 1. Five sketches by Harvey Ellis. Cutler Manufacturing Company, 1897.
Folder 12Book jackets designed for A.A. Knopf.
One of Those Ways by Mrs. Belloc Lowndes, 1929.
Robbers and Soldiers by Albert Ehrenstein, 1929.
Portrait in a Mirror by Charles Morgan, 1929.
The Dain Curse by Dashiell Hammett, 1929.
Folder 13Dust jacket design for Sensitive Horizons by Alice Sprague, published by the Manas Press, 1946.
Photomechanical and blueprint.

Folder 14Miscellaneous printed ephemera designed by Claude Bragdon.
Rochester Chamber of Commerce dinner menu, February 5, 1894.
Cutler Manufacturing Company calendar, November 1894.
Rochester Post Express Anniversary mailer. Inscription, in Katherine Bragdon's hand, dated, April 22, 1895.
Stein-Bloch Smart Clothes sign, undated.
Rochester Post Express For Sale Here sign. Two copies, one dated in Katherine Bragdon's hand, December 3, 1895.
Rochester Historical Society mailing for lecture by Bragdon "Colonial Architecture in the Genesee Valley," June 7, 1915. Addressed to George P. Humphrey.
Manas Press envelope, undated.
New York Community Chorus Sing advertising card, circa 1915.
Art in Buttons covers, Two copies of purple and green design. Original artwork in A.B81 oversize Box 1, 1924.
Art in Buttons covers, Green and orange design. Original artwork in A.B81 oversize Box 1, 1925.
Folder 15Advertisements and programs, designed by Claude Bragdon, 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.
Folder 16Bookplates and labels; mounted on cards.
Folder 17Bookplates and labels.
Folder 18Programs 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, Tearsheets of program, January 10, 1925.
Hamlet, Hampden's Theatre, New York, Program designed by Bragdon, 2 copies, October 1925.
The Immortal Thief, Hampden's Theatre, New York, Program designed by Bragdon, October 1926.
Caponsacchi, Hampden's Theatre, New York, Program designed by Bragdon, October 26, 1926.
An Enemy of the People, Academy of Music, Philadelphia, October 1, 1927.
An Enemy of the People, Hampden's Theatre, New York, Program designed by Bragdon, October 3, 1927.
The Light of Asia, Hampden's Theatre, New York, c. Program designed by Bragdon, 1928.
Cyrano de Bergerac, Hampden's Theatre, New York, Program designed by Bragdon. 3 copies, December 25, 1928.
Bonds of Interest, Hampden's Theatre, New York, c. Program designed by Bragdon, 1929.
Richelieu, Hampden's Theatre, New York, Program designed by Bragdon., December 25, 1929.
Pamphlet re: Caponsacchi and Hamlet, 1933. Photographic illustrations show Bragdon's costume and set designs.
Cyrano de Bergerac, Brooklyn Academy of Music, April 23-26, 1936.
Folder 19Invitation for Songs Out of Doors party at 3 Castle Park, Rochester, New York, 3 copies, May 24, 1915.
Folder 20Programs and announcements for programs featuring Claude Bragdon; designed by Claude Bragdon. See also Box 47, folder 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.
"Theatre, Arts & Letters" Luncheon, Plaza Hotel, January 9, 1931.
Invitation to Bragdon's exhibition of stage designs at the Museum of the City of New York, 2 copies, October 1933.
Catalogue of Bragdon's "Mathematical Abstractions" painting exhibition, Ferargil Galleries, New York, 2 copies, December 15-28, 1941.
American Foundation for Metaphysical Arts and Sciences, Inc. Fall 1943 lectures, including Bragdon's "Yoga For You," November 13, 1943.
New York Forum Spring 1944 lectures at Hotel McAlpin, including Bragdon's "The Gift of Asia," April 20, 1944.
New York Forum Winter-Spring 1945 lectures at Hotel McAlpin, including Bragdon's "Evil & Eve," March 22, 1945.
New York Forum Association's Forum Hall Fall 1945 lectures, including Bragdon's "Illusion and Reality," Device on front cover designed by Bragdon, October 18, 1945.
Postcard and flyer for Bragdon's "Art & Geometry" lecture, Biosophical Institute, August 16, 1946.
Event at Yoga Research Institute. Incomplete, with Bragdon's annotations), undated.
Folder 21Illustrations, 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, page 139 showing Bragdon'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. source unknown., 1935,
black and white reproductions of Mathematical Abstraction painting (), sources unknown. 3 items., 1941
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.
Folder 22Advertising 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 44Design work in color, light and music.
Folder 1Song 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, 4 copies., September 13, 1916.
Song and Light Festival, U.S. Mobilization Camp, Syracuse, N.Y., 3 copies., August 9, 1917.
Song and Light City Ceremonial, Buffalo, N.Y., 2 copies., August 31, 1917.
Invitation to Sing in NY Community Chorus' Song and Light, Central Park, New York, 3 copies., September 13-14, 1917.
Song and Light, City of New York Fall Festival, 3 copies., September 13-14, 1917.
Song and Light Festival, Camp Sherman, Chillicothe, OH, 6 copies, one with mss. notations by Bragdon., December 24, 1917.
Song and Light, Third Annual Festival, Central Park, New York, 4 copies., September 17 and 18, 1918.
Folder 2Song and Light Festival; Claude Bragdon's statements on history and development.
Undated carbon typescript, signed.
7 pages.

Claude Bragdon to Francis Mitchell, The Post Express,, August 13, 1917.
2 pages.

Folder 2ASpecifications for Song and Light Festival
Description and Outline Specification of the Physical Setting of New York Song and Light; Central Park, New York, September 13, 1916.
5 pages.

Inventory of Screens and Lanterns Used at the New York Song and Light"
4 pages.

Folder 3Periodical clippings about Song and Light
Clippings re: Song and Venetian Light Night, Highland Park, Rochester, N.Y., 4 clippings., September 30, 1915.
"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, undated.
Folder 4Color Music Notebook, "studies in harmony."
12 pages.

Folder 5Notes on correlation of color and music.
2 leaves.

Folder 6Published music scores with Bragdon's manuscript notations for color music.
"The Skater's Waltz," by Émile Waldteufel. 2 copies.
"Pizzicati," from Sylvia, by Léo Delibes.
"Valse Lente," from 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.

Folder 7Scores; chords, scales and octaves.
Watercolor, pencil applied to black card, 3 cards.

Folder 8Complementary color charts.
Watercolor, pencil applied to black card, 3 cards.

Folder 9Masks for creating color sequences. 9 items.
Folder 10Chromatic chart.
Oils on board, framed.

Folder 11Chart, chromatic scale. December 24, 1916
Watercolor and ink on paper.

Folder 12Album 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.
Folder 13Color music score, Beethoven's Dream.
5 black ink and colored pencil mounted on black cards.

Folder 14Color music score, America.
8 watercolor and white ink mounted on black card.

Folder 15Color music score, Moonlight III.
7 watercolor and white ink mounted on black card.

Folder 16A Souvenier [sic] of the Color Organ by Bainbridge Bishop; published by the De Vinne Press, 1893.
15 pages.
title: A Souvenir of the Color Organ,

Folder 17Clippings regarding Van Deering Perrine.
"Art's Latest Venture to Paint Protean Designs with Mobile Colors" by Edward H. Smith; The World Magazine, (2 copies), May 26, 1918.

"News of the Art World" by Frederick W. Eddy; publication unknown.

"The Mystery of Light" by Van Deering Perrine, publication unknown.

Folder 18Thomas Wilfred and Clavilux, programs, 1922.
Folder 19Program for color organ performance of Prometheus by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, December 14, 1967.
Box 45Color Music: Scores. (Watercolor, pencil applied to black cards.)
Moonlight I. 37 cards.
Moonlight II. 62 cards.
Box 46Photographs. Architectural Projects; Song and Light Festivals; Theatrical Productions.
Architectural Projects.

Folder 1Noyes House, Dansville, N.Y.
8 silver gelatin photographs.

Folder 2First Universalist Church. Rochester, N.Y.
4 silver gelatin photographs.

Folder 3Evangelical Christian (Italian) Church. Rochester, N.Y.
1 silver gelatin photograph + 1 copy print.

Folder 4Miscellaneous 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 Claude Bragdon for Harry Barnhart, 1937.
Beckley House, 75 Berkeley Street, Rochester, N.Y. ( D.87 #125 .)
Folder 5Bridges.
Hunter Street Bridge, Peterboro, Ontario, Canada ( D.87 #101 .)
1 silver gelatin postcard, 1 photomechanical postcard.

Folder 6New 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 inch black and white negatives)

1 5x7 inch black and white negative.

Folder 7New York Central Passenger Station, Rochester, N.Y.
25 silver gelatin photographs.

Folder 8New York Central Passenger Station, Rochester, N.Y. Album assembled by Claude Bragdon.
26 photographs mounted on black card; 10 reproductions of architectural drawings mounted on black card.

Folder 9Chamber of Commerce Building, Rochester, New York.
1 silver gelatin photograph.

Folder 10Chicago Tribune Tower; Competition entry, 1921.
1 photomechanical reproduction of rendering.

Folder 11Academy of Music, Brooklyn, N.Y. Doors designed by Claude Bragdon c., 1929.
1 silver gelatin photograph, 1940.

Song and Light Festivals
Folder 12Song and Light; Highland Park, Rochester, N.Y. or 1916., 1915
2 autochromes; 3 color 35 mm slides; 3 color prints of slides.

Folder 13Song and Light; Central Park, New York, N.Y. or 1917., 1915
9 silver gelatin photographs.

Folder 14Song and Light; Syracuse, N.Y., 1917.
5 silver gelatin photographs.

Folder 15Song and Light; Camp Sheridan, OH, December 1918.
4 silver gelatin photographs.

Folder 16Song and Light; Seneca Park, Rochester, N.Y., August 1917.
1 silver gelatin photograph.

Theatrical Productions.

Folder 17Walter Hampden's Hamlet.
6 silver gelatine photographs.

Folder 18Walter Hampden's Cyrano.
5 silver gelatine photographs.

Folder 19Walter Hampden's Richelieu.
1 silver gelatine photograph.

Folder 20Walter Hampden portrait.
1 silver gelatine photograph.

Folder 21Claude F. Bragdon exhibit, University of Rochester Library, 1972.
23 black and white negatives; includes 2 copies of 9 images.

Box 47Financial and Miscellaneous Papers.
Folder 1Financial information on Bragdon & Hillman business card. Account book, 1893-1902 January 1920-June 1941.
Folder 2Account book, July 1941-February 1948.
1947-1948 accounts entered by executor, Henry Bragdon.

Folder 3Receipts, Mathematical Abstractions exhibition at Ferargil Galleries, New York, N.Y., 1941.
re: sale of "Encircled Sun."
re: deposit for exhibition expense.
Folder 4Financial statement, Claude Bragdon estate, January 1-December 31, 1948.
Folder 5Claude Bragdon's will, August 1, 1943.
3 carbon copies.

Folder 6Book lists; written or owned by Claude Bragdon.
4 typewritten pages,

Folder 7Miscellaneous 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 Rainer Maria Rilke.
Quotation from My Country and My People by Lin Yutang.
2 pages.

From New York Herald-Tribune, March 12, 1935, "Krishnamurti Here, Warning People to Think."
3 pages.

Extract re: Koho, source unknown.
2 pages.

Essay re: Yoshio Arai, source unknown.
5 pages.

Folder 8Horoscopes, 1909-1943.
Delineation of horoscope for Claude Bragdon by Evangeline Adams, November 22, 1909.
Horoscope for Claude Bragdon by Gertrude de Bielski, November 1911.
Manuscript and typewritten transcription.

Horoscope for Claude Bragdon by L. Edward Johndro, c., 1912.
Horoscope for Claude Bragdon by Walter H. Sampson, c., 1914.
Letter re: horoscope, source unknown., 1916
Horoscope for Claude Bragdon by Walter H. Sampson, c., 1916.
2 leaves mss. notations, source unknown c., 1943?
Folder 9Handwriting analysis for Claude Bragdon by "Grapho", August 18, 1898.
Folder 10Report of clairvoyant investigation by Geoffrey Hodson, October 28, 1932.
3 pages.

Folder 11Occult communications from Sano Tarot via Nancy Fullwood, 1920-1939.
Folder 12Occult communications via Olga Rosmanith, undated.
Folder 13Olga Rosmanith; extracts from letters, n.d.
Folder 14Occult communications, readings, etc. various sources, undated.
Folder 15Miscellaneous occult notes by Claude Bragdon, undated.
Folder 16George Henry Felt, "The Kaballah of the Egyptians."
Given to Claude Bragdon by Viola de Gruchy in 1936.
Carbon typescript.

Folder 17Notes on nutrition, typescript and printed, sources and dates unknown.
Folder 18Players Club ephemera re: "Pipe Night", 1944.
3 items.

Folder 19Petition to the New York World's Fair Committee; Harry Barnhart, c., 1937.
7 pages.

Folder 20"My Recollection of the First Address Given by Krishnamurti ... April 10, 1928" by Claude Bragdon.
2 pages.

Folder 21Material 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: Claude Bragdon's design c., 1933.
1 page.

Re: Henry V, c., 1928
1 page.

"An Appreciation of Walter Hampden" by Louis K. Anspacher, reprinted from Philadelphia Forum, undated.
Program for The Patriots, The Playwrights' Company, Rochester, N.Y., November 5-6, 1943.
Folder 22Calling 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.
Folder 23Miscellaneous ephemera; non-Bragdon events.
"Open Letter to Annie Besant" by W. Kingsland, December 3, 1909.
"The Necessity for Reincarnation," American Section of Theosophical Society, [undated]
"Two Disciples," souvenir of 24th annual convention of American Section of Theosophical Society, Chicago, Ill., September 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, N.Y., November 17-29, 1911.
Catalogue of books on Theosophy, Theosophical Book Company, Ridgewood, N.J., 1911.
Vedanta Society booklet, 62 West 71 Street, New York, N.Y., undated.
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, undated.
Exhibition of Portraits in Wax by Ethel Frances Mundy, Knoedler & Co, New York, N.Y., May 10-22, 1926.
Alice Caldwell, Pianist, ca., 1930.
Caldwell was a correspondent of Bragdon's.

Prospectus, Practical Applications of Dynamic Symmetry, by Jay Hambidge, Yale University Press, 1932.
Catalogue for N. Gabo exhibition at Julien Levy Gallery, New York, N.Y., April 5-May 1, 1937?
tribute_to_the_dance_cosmopolitan_club_new_york_ny_december_10_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 Street 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, N.Y., March 1-13, 1943.
Brochure for [Harry] Barnhart Tonal Breathing, c., October 1943.
Program for Martha Graham & Dance Co., National Theatre, New York, N.Y., May 1945.
the_garden_wall_may_4_1945'>Program for King Coit Children's Theatre "The Garden Wall,", May 4, 1945.
"Coming to Terms With the New Age," NY Forum Association, with Bragdon device., September 1945,
Advertisement for Josephine Frantz Parks, Concert Dancer-Teacher, undated.
Catalogue for "Paintings of India" by Svetoslav Roerich at Argent Galleries, New York, April 28-May 17, undated.
Design for an Auto-solar System by Harvey L. Page, undated.

Folder 24Programs and openings featuring Claude Bragdon, 1874-1941.

Dansville [New York] 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, November 5-27, 1927.
"The Technique of Theatrical Production," Laboratory Theatre; (2 copies), December 5, 1928.
"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; (2 copies), December 14, 1941.
Program in honor of CFB on his 79th Birthday, Biosophical Institute; (2 copies), August 1, 1945.
Folder 25Claude Fayette Bragdon's resume, circa 1937.
Lecture titles and venues.
2 pages.

Books by Claude Bragdon.
1 page.

Architectural, Lighting, Theatrical projects.
2 pages.

Exhibits, press statements.
2 pages.

Folder 26Alice B. Sprague; "Madeleine de Baine--A Doll's Story."
31 pages.

Box 48Secondary material about Claude Bragdon and Bragdon family.
Folder 1Lecture in honor of Claude Bragdon delivered at Biosophical Institute, May 1938.
9 pages.

Folder 2Claude Fayette Bragdon; memorials and tributes, 1946.
Folder 3Essays about Claude Bragdon 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 F. Bragdon, Architect, Stage Designer, and Mystic," Rochester History, (3 copies), October 1967.
Critique of above, by Henry W. Bragdon.
3 pages.

Folder 4"Claude Bragdon: A Profile" by David Siegfried, Spring, 1974.
Folder 5"Claude Bragdon: Architectural Theory and the Rochester Train Station" by Gina Santucci, Columbia University, December 14, 1979.
Folder 6"Rochester's Neglected Genius: Claude Fayette Bragdon" by Carlos de Zafra, Jr., circa 1978.
Folder 7Essays about Claude Bragdon 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.
Folder 7AEssays about Claude Bragdon by Eugenia V. Ellis.
See also cataloged materials by Eugenia V. Ellis.

"Lo Shu, Window to the World of the Wondrous."
Dissertation Proposal, "Squaring the Circle."
Preliminary Exam questions, June, 2002.
Folder 7BEssays about Claude Bragdon 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.

Folder 8Lists of Claude Bragdon miscellaneous material at other institutions.
Theatre work at New York Public Library and at Museum of the City of New York.
Correspondence Claude Bragdon-Robert Horton, CFB-miscellaneous, 1934-1946, Princeton University.
New York Central Railroad Station materials; Avery Library, Columbia University.
Folder 9Notes on Claude Bragdon; collected by Henry Bragdon in preparation for [aborted] book project.
Folder 10Programs and exhibits about Claude Bragdon, post 1946.
Folder 11Claude Bragdon Day; Rochester, N.Y., May 24, 1973.
Folder 14"A Pulaski Heritage Contrasted to a Boston Heritage," by Peter W. Bragdon, April 14, 1958.
Folder 15Press release on Harwood Dryer gift of Claude Bragdon architectural drawings to the University of Rochester, 1978.
Box 49Newspaper clippings about Claude Bragdon, 1897-present.
Folder 1Articles about Claude Bragdon, 1897-1945.
Folder 2Articles about Claude Bragdon.
Folder 3Reviews of Claude Bragdon books.
Folder 4Henry Clune on Claude Bragdon.
Folder 5Obituaries of Claude Bragdon.
Folder 6Clippings about Claude Bragdon, post 1950.
Folder 7Lectures by Claude Bragdon.
Folder 8Contemporary press accounts of the Livingston County Courthouse, designed by Claude Bragdon, Geneseo, N.Y., 1899.
Folder 9Contemporary press accounts of various buildings and projects designed by Claude Bragdon, 1910-1925.
Folder 10Later newspaper accounts about Bragdon Buildings.
Folder 11Contemporary newspaper accounts of the New York Central Passenger Station, designed by Claude Bragdon.
Folder 12Song and Light, lighting effects.
Folder 13Theater and Hampden.
Scrapbooks created by Claude Bragdon.
Box 50Press clippings. One album, October 1927-January 1935.
Boxes 51-56: Personal Scrapbooks, 1889-1921.
Box 51A1889-1894.
Box 51B1894-1900.
Box 51C1900-1908.
Box 52A1908-1913.
Box 52B1913-1919.
Box 53A1919-1924.
Box 53B1925-1928.
Box 53C1928-1930.
Box 54A1930-1937.
Box 54B1935-1944.
Box 551944-1946.
Box 56Manas Press, 1911-1921.
Box 56A1911-1917.
Box 56B1915-1921.
Boxes 57-66: Scrapbooks, General design, 1888-1906.
Box 57AArchitecture, art and decoration to 1888 (No. 1).
Box 57BArchitecture, art and decoration, January-December, (No. 2)., 1888
Box 58APoster designs and architecture, undated. (No. 3).
Box 58BArchitecture, art and decoration, (No. 4), December 1888-December 1889
Box 59AArchitecture, art and decoration, (No. 5), July 1890-February 1891
Box 59BArchitecture, art and decoration, (No. 6), February 1891-March 1892
Box 59CArchitecture, art and decoration, (No. 7), March 1892-November 1893
Box 60AArchitecture, art and decoration, (No. 8), January 1894-March 1894
Box 60BArchitecture, art and decoration, (No. 9), March 1894-November 1894
Box 60CArchitecture, art and decoration, (No. 10), January 1895-March 1896
Box 60DArchitecture, art and decoration, (No. 11), November 1894-January 1895
Box 61BArchitecture, art and decoration, undated (No. 12).
Box 62AArticles, undated (No. 13).
Box 62BPoster designs and architecture, undated (No. 14).
Box 63APoster designs and architecture, undated (No. 15).
Box 63BArchitecture, (No. 16), 1905
Box 64AArchitecture, (No. 17), 1905
Box 64BArchitecture, undated (No. 18).
Box 65APoster designs, art, architecture, (No. 19), 1899-1906
Box 65BArchitecture, undated, (No. 20).
Box 66AArchitecture, art and decoration, (No. 21), December 1889-July 1890
Box 66BLoose clippings.
Index to scrapbooks, compiler unknown (No. 22).
Charlotte (Wilkinson) Bragdon and Wilkinson Family
Box 67Correspondence and memorabilia.
Folders 1-3 contain photocopies of letters Charlotte Wilkinson wrote to her mother from Smith College, where she studied 1891-1897. See also Bragdon Family Papers Addition (D.255), Boxes 2-4.
The original materials are located in the Smith College Archives, to whom requests for copies and permission to use should be addressed.

Folder 1Correspondence, Charlotte Wilkinson to Charlotte Wilkinson Sr., July 1891-April 1892.
Folder 2Correspondence, Charlotte Wilkinson to Charlotte Wilkinson Sr., May 1892-December 1892.
Folder 3Correspondence, Charlotte Wilkinson to Charlotte Wilkinson Sr., 1893-1897.
Folder 4Correspondence, 1898-1907.
Charlotte Wilkinson and Claude Bragdon were married November 3, 1902 in Syracuse.

Charlotte Wilkinson to Louisa Wilkinson, 1900.
Charlotte Wilkinson to Katherine Elmina Bragdon, January 2, 1901.
Charlotte Wilkinson to Katherine Elmina Bragdon, October 7, 1902.
Charlotte Wilkinson to Katherine Elmina Bragdon, October 14, 1902.
Charlotte Wilkinson to Katherine Elmina Bragdon, October 28, 1902.
Charlotte Wilkinson to Katherine Elmina Bragdon, July 3, 1903.
Charlotte Wilkinson to Katherine Elmina Bragdon, July 26, 1903.
Charlotte Wilkinson to Katherine Elmina Bragdon, October 15, 1903.
Charlotte Wilkinson Bragdon to Katherine Elmina Bragdon, 1904?
Charlotte Wilkinson Bragdon to Katherine Elmina Bragdon, January 7, 1904.
Charlotte Wilkinson Bragdon to Katherine Elmina Bragdon, February 3, 1904.
Charlotte Wilkinson Bragdon to Katherine Elmina Bragdon, February 11, 1904.
Charlotte Wilkinson Bragdon to Katherine Elmina Bragdon, March 4, 1904.
Charlotte Wilkinson Bragdon to Katherine Elmina Bragdon, March 9, 1904.
Charlotte Wilkinson Bragdon to Katherine Elmina Bragdon, March 21, 1904.
Charlotte Wilkinson Bragdon to Katherine Elmina Bragdon, October 9, 1904.
Charlotte Wilkinson Bragdon to Katherine Elmina Bragdon, December 1904.
Charlotte Wilkinson Bragdon to Katherine Elmina Bragdon, August 27, 1905.
Charlotte Wilkinson Bragdon to Katherine Elmina Bragdon, August 30, 1905.
Charlotte Wilkinson Bragdon to Katherine Elmina Bragdon, March 14, 1906.
Charlotte Wilkinson Bragdon to Katherine Elmina Bragdon, April 29, 1906.
Katherine Elmina Bragdon to Charlotte Wilkinson Bragdon, (draft copy), May 6, 1906
Charlotte Wilkinson Bragdon to Katherine Elmina Bragdon, May 8, 1906.
Charlotte Wilkinson Bragdon to ?, (photocopy), 1906
Charlotte Wilkinson Bragdon to Henry "Harry" Wilkinson, July 17, 1906.
Charlotte Wilkinson Bragdon to Henry "Harry" Wilkinson, September, 1906.
Charlotte Wilkinson Bragdon to May Bragdon, August 31, 1907.
Charlotte Wilkinson to Louisa Wilkinson, undated. (photocopy)
Charlotte Wilkinson Bragdon to Henry "Harry" Wilkinson, undated.
Charlotte Wilkinson Bragdon to Henry "Harry" Wilkinson, undated.
Folder 5Invitations to and clippings regarding marriage of Charlotte Wilkinson and Claude Bragdon, November 3, 1902.
Folder 6Memorials 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.

Folder 7Memorabilia.
Scrap of fabric from Charlotte Wilkinson Bragdon's wedding dress and labels from gifts, 1902.
Smith College alumnae flyer, with image of Charlotte Wilkinson.
Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Winter 1961 with "Charlotte Wilkinson's Letters" by Laurie Chauncey.
2 copies, and tearsheets annotated by Chandler Bragdon.

Folder 8Estate documents.
Folder 9Wilkinson family histories.
"Charlotte Coffin May Wilkinson" by Katharine May Wilkinson.
Typescript and photocopy.

Samuel Joseph May by Katharine May Wilkinson, June 1958.
2 drafts, typescript and photocopy.

Wilkinson romance, broadcast on WFBL, March 27, 1946.
Story of Alfred Wilkinson Jr. and Varina Ann "Winnie" Davis.

Folder 10"Three Little Girls and How They Lived," by Marion Wilkinson.
Folder 11"Two Tales," by Katharine Wilkinson, 1891.
Folder 12Obituaries for Charlotte Wilkinson Sr. [Mrs. Alfred Wilkinson], 1909.
Folder 13Poems by Burke Wilkinson, August 24, 1963.
Eugenie (Julier) Macauley Bragdon.

Box 68Personal correspondence and communications from "Oracle."
The arrangement of the "Oracle" communications is Eugenie M. Bragdon's.

Folder 1Correspondence, 1912-April 1916.
Folder 2Correspondence, May 1916-1920.
Folder 3Automatic writings.
Powys; Billy Sunday; Van Deering Perrine; Kirk Brice; Thomas Wilfred; Fritz Trautmann, February 23, 1916-January 2, 1919.
Chillicothe and Camp Sherman Song and Light, November-December 1917.
Henry and Chandler Bragdon, March 1916-January 1920.
Buffalo Song and Light, March-December 1917.
Light, September 1916-May 1918.
Syracuse Song and Light, April-August 1917
Trips taken by Claude Bragdon. Orange, NJ Song and Light, April-October 1916. March 1917:
Admonitions short & undated, 1916-1917.
Life; Capital Punishment; Suffrage; Lesson of Death; The Cross; Ocean of Experience; Sin; Destiny, January 1916-May 1918.
Folder 4Automatic writings.
Vistas; Confessions; Adelaide Crapsey.
Claude & Eugenie.
Claude's work in the theater.
Bessaraboff and Tertium Organum.
Before marriage.
Folder 5Automatic writings.
Claude's work.
The future and material needs; food, clothes-fur; society.
Harry Barnhart.
Claude-"tearing in two;" illness; eyes.
Theosophical Society.
Sibley Watson; Sullivan Book; Rollo Peters; J.G. Cutler, etc.
Personal Admonition-Eugenie, 1915-17.
The Immortal Beloved.
Folder 6Automatic writings.
The Mobile Lights; Theater at Kirk's.
Eugenie-admonition, 1918.
The picture.
Song and Light, Rochester, 1915-16.
Unimportant or earlier, 1915
Lacquer Box; Crucifix; Paisley shawl; Idol; Goddess of mercy; etc.
Selections for Oracle.
Folder 7Automatic writings.
Willard Straight.
Received February 22.
New York Song and Light, 1918.
George Eastman.
Folder 8Examples of automatic writings used as an illustration in Oracle.
Folder 9Will, Horoscope for Eugenie Macauley by Gertrude de Bielski, 1905. May 7, 1912.
Box 69Henry Wilkinson Bragdon.

Folder 1Published articles and essays, 1940-1955.
Folder 2Published articles and essays, 1956-1959.
Folder 3Published articles and essays, 1960-1963.
Folder 4Published articles and essays, 1964-1968.
Folder 5Published articles and essays, 1969-1979.
Folder 6Reviews, prospectuses, etc. for Henry Bragdon's books.
Folder 7Published articles about Henry Bragdon; memorials; obituaries.
Folder 8Henry Bragdon; Miscellaneous notes on Woodrow Wilson.
Box 70Chandler Bragdon correspondence, 1916-1941.
Folder 1Correspondence, 1916-1927.
Folder 2Correspondence, 1928.
Folder 3Correspondence, 1929-1934.
Folder 4Correspondence, January-March 1935.
Folder 5Correspondence, April-May 1935.
Folder 6Correspondence, June-July 1935.
Folder 7Correspondence, August-September 1935.
Folder 8Correspondence, October 1935.
Folder 9Correspondence, November-December 1935.
Folder 10Correspondence, January 1936.
Folder 11Correspondence, February 1936.
Folder 12Correspondence, March-April 1936.
Folder 13Correspondence, May-December 1936.
Folder 14Correspondence, 1937-1941.
Includes photographs.

Box 71Chandler Bragdon Correspondence, and miscellaneous, 1942-1968.
Folder 1Correspondence, 1942-1963.
Folder 2Correspondence, 1964-1968.
Folder 3Poetry, 1914-1916.
Folder 4"La Chanson des P' tits Bons Enfants."

Folder 5"1894."
Short story.
Carbon typescript.

Folder 6"Two Evening Walks,", June 1936.

Folder 7"Communique Comment,", 1939-1941.
Published essays.

Folder 8Wedding invitation; Chandler Bragdon and Elizabeth Fowler, December 23, 1937.
Folder 9Newspaper clippings: wedding, obituary.
Folder 10Household lists, 1938.
Folder 11Memorials, 1969.
Folder 12Diary, 1966-1968.
Folder 13Dice baseball.
Folder 14Peterhouse Sexcentary Club Magazine, Cambridge, May Week program; Peterhouse, Cambridge, 1928. 1929.
Folder 15Astrological chart for Chandler Bragdon, by G.F. O'Neill, undated. (blueprint)
Folder 16Commonplace book, August 1945-January 1946.
Box 72David Bragdon and Peter Bragdon
Folder 1David Bragdon. Juvenile drawings, circa 1940.
Folder 2David Bragdon. Photographs, clippings re: sculptures by DB.
Folder 3David Bragdon. Essay "Footnote to a Crusade."
Folder 4David Bragdon. Essay "Indian Art."
Folder 5Peter Bragdon. Juvenile drawings, circa 1940s.
Folder 6Peter Bragdon. Academic materials, Report cards, correspondence, class papers and course information, 1940-1970.
Folder 7Peter Bragdon. Correspondence, Primarily letters from Peter to his father Henry Bragdon, 1950s.
Folder 8Peter Bragdon. Correspondence, Primarily letters from Peter to his father Henry Bragdon, 1960s.
Folder 9Peter Bragdon. Correspondence, Primarily letters from Peter to his father Henry Bragdon, 1970s.
Folder 10Peter Bragdon. Correspondence, undated. Primarily letters from Peter to his father Henry Bragdon.
Folder 11Peter Bragdon. Clippings and correspondence.
Box 73May Bragdon correspondence, and memoirs, 1865-1946,
Folder 1Correspondence, 1865-1873.
Folder 2Correspondence, 1874-1898.
Folder 3Correspondence, 1899-1907.
Folder 4Correspondence, January 1908.
Folder 5Correspondence, February-December 1908.
Folder 6Correspondence, 1909-1920.
Folder 7Correspondence, 1921-1938.
Folder 8Correspondence, 1939-1946.
Folder 9Index to letters from Claude Bragdon, 1940-1944.
Folder 10Memorandum of her life.
Folder 11"Random memories of May Bragdon." 2 copies.

Box 74May Bragdon miscellaneous personal, 1872-1946.
Folder 1"Commonplace Book I," c., 1943.
Folder 2Copy of (cancelled) will and financial papers., 1936
Folder 3Childhood composition, 1872.
Folder 4"The Funeral"; short story, manuscript, c., 1943.

Folder 5Burdick Camp Log, January 1, 1917.

Folder 6Calling cards.
Folder 7Family histories and biographies.
3 notebooks.

Folder 8Genealogical material, Bragdon and Shipherd.

Folder 9Genealogical charts.
Folder 10Miscellaneous notebooks: Books read 1939-1947; Memoranda books (2); Birthday book, 1940; Reading notes, 1940-42; "Nature firsts" 1943.
Folder 11Party favors, cards and jokes.
Folder 12Miscellaneous labor pamphlets and convention ephemera, 1919-1923, 1945.
Folder 13Memorabilia.
Folder 14"Among the Islands of Georgian Bay," in Recreation, Vol. 20, no. 6, June 1904.
Box 75May Bragdon autograph books, 1877-1886, and diary 1880-1884.
Folder 1Autograph book, 1877-1881.
Folder 2Autograph book, 1881-1886.
Folder 3Diary, 1880.
Folder 4Diary, September 1881-January 1883.
Folder 5Diary, January 1883-April 1884.
May Bragdon Diaries, 1893-1904.
A transcribed and annotated digital edition of the diaries in Boxes 76-78 is available online at .

Box 76AFebruary 27-December 31, 1893.
Box 76BApril 6, 1895-February 26, 1896.
Box 76CFebruary 29, 1896-February 24, 1897.
Box 77AFebruary 25, 1897-November 11, 1898.
Box 77BNovember 12, 1898-January 18, 1902.
Box 77CJanuary 19, 1902-February 4, 1904.
For May Bragdon diary February 26, 1904-June 8, 1905, see Bragdon Family Papers Addition (D.255), Box 9:7.

Box 78AJune 9, 1905-October 17, 1907.
Box 78BOctober 18, 1907-December 31, 1909.
Box 78CCommonplace book., 1894-1932.
For May Bragdon diaries January 1, 1910-December 31, 1914, see Bragdon Family Papers Addition (D.255), Box 9:8 . For 1943, 1946-1947, see Bragdon Family Papers Addition (D.255), Box 9:9.

May Bragdon Theater program scrapbooks, 1881-1912.
Box 79A1881-1886.
Includes programs from Oswego High School.

Box 79B1885-1889.
Box 80A1899-April 1904.
Box 80BMay 1904-1912.
Box 80CLoose programs and clippings, 1911-1912.
George Chandler Bragdon & George Lindsay Bragdon
For George C. and George L. Bragdon obituaries, and other clippings, see also Bragdon Family Papers Addition (D.255), Box 9:5 ; Box 11:2. For more George C. Bragdon, see also Bragdon Family Papers Addition (D.255), Boxes 10-11. For more George L. Bragdon, see also Bragdon Family Papers Addition (D.255), Box 11.

Box 81George Chandler Bragdon correspondence, 1851-1899.
Folder 11857.
Folder 2January-August 1858.
Folder 3September-December 1858.
Folder 4January-November 1859.
Folder 5December 1859.
Folder 6January-March 1860.
Folder 7April-December 1860.
Folder 81861-1866.
Folder 91867-June 1868.
Folder 10July 1868-1869.
Folder 111870-1871.
Folder 121872.
Folder 13[1873-1875; none]
Folder 141876.
Folder 151877-1879.
Folder 16[1880-1884; none]
Folder 171885-1889.
Folder 181890-1899.
Box 82George Chandler Bragdon Correspondence; Diary, 1891-1910; and reading notes, 1900-1920
Folder 1Correspondence, 1900-1914.
Folder 2Correspondence, 1915-1920.
Folder 3Correspondence, undated.
Folder 4"Favorite Poems."
Folder 5Fire insurance policy, dated, December 10, 1906.
Folder 6Journal; "Old Journals Condensed", 1832-1883
Folder 7Diary, 1891-1906.
Folder 8Diary, 1906-1910.
Folder 9Notes on heirs and ownership of land of Herman Leroy.
Folder 10Reading notes, circa 1905.
Folder 11Reading notes, 1899, 1909.
Box 83George Chandler Bragdon: Reading notes, essays, and poetry.
Folder 1Reading notes, 1885.
Folder 2Commonplace book, 1894.
Folder 3"Windows Three," unpublished volume of poetry, 1910.
Typescript with manuscript corrections.

Folder 4Manuscript of preface to Goldwin Smith's Relations Between America and England.
Folder 5Journal, April-May 1862.
Folder 6Record of newspaper ventures.
Folder 7Samuel Bragdon in the Revolution.
Reminiscences recorded by George C. Bragdon.

Folder 8Poetry by George C. Bragdon.
Oversize Sheet music for "Thousand Island River." Music by Mary F. Bunnell, words by George C. Bragdon, 1879.
George L. Bragdon.
For George L. Bragdon's will, see Bragdon Family Papers Addition (D.255), Box 11:7.

Folder 9Selkirk Bethel Church, undated.
Folder 10Selkirk Bethel Church, 1848-1855.
See also scroll, housed separately.

Folder 11Selkirk Bethel Church, Stocks, 1857.
Katherine Elmina (Shipherd) Bragdon.

Box 84Katherine Elmina (Shipherd) Bragdon Diaries, 1860-1881.
Folder 1Private journal, 1860-1863.
Folder 2Diary, 1862.
Folder 3Diary, 1864, 1865, 1866.
Folder 4Diary, 1867, 1868, 1869.
Folder 5Diary, 1870, 1871, 1872.
Folder 6Diary, 1873, 1874, 1875.
Folder 7Diary, 1876, 1877, 1878.
Folder 8Diary, 1879, 1880, 1881.
Box 85Katherine Elmina (Shipherd) Bragdon Diaries, 1882-1909.
Folder 1Diary, 1882, 1883, 1884.
Folder 2Diary, 1885, 1886, 1887.
Folder 3Diary, 1888, 1889, 1890.
Folder 4Diary, 1891, 1892, 1893.
Folder 5Diary, 1894, 1895, 1896.
Folder 6Diary, 1897, 1898, 1899.
Folder 7Diary, 1900-1904, 1905-1909.
Box 86Katherine Elmina (Shipherd) Bragdon Diaries, miscellaneous volumes, 1910-1920;
Folder 1Diary, 1910-1914, 1915-1919.
Folder 2Diary, 1920.
Folder 3"Biographical Items, Vol. III", 1881-1882.
Folder 4"For Smiles. January 25, 1911."
Folder 5Whittier Birthday Book.
Printed volume with manuscript notes.

Folder 6Autograph book, 1857-c. 1880.
Folder 7Marriage license and marriage certificate; The Christian Minister's Affectionate Advice to a Married Couple, March 22, 1860.
Folder 8Rev. Biddle's address at annual meeting of Women's Missionary Society; Oswego, N.Y., January 13, 1882.
Folder 9Calling cards.
Box 87Katherine Elmina (Shipherd) Bragdon notebooks, 1869-1913.
Folder 1A Collection of the Promises of Scripture, inscribed to Katherine Bragdon by her mother, 1857.
Folder 2Journal; notes about children, May and Claude, 1869-1882.
Folder 3Record of her grandchildren, Henry and Chandler Bragdon, 1909-1913.
Folder 4Notes about Claude Bragdon, 1883-1901.
Folder 5Daily Food for Christians, 1842.
Presented by her teacher Helen C. Holdridge, 1842.

Folder 6New Testament, with annotations.
Folder 7Correspondence, 1853-1860.
Folder 8Correspondence, 1861-1870.
Folder 9Correspondence, 1880-1909.
Folder 10Correspondence, 1910-1920.
Shipherd family.
The Shipherd family lived in the Albany-Troy area at the end of the 18th 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, Box 48, folder 12, and the Dictionary of American Biography for profiles of John Jay Shipherd.)

Box 88Correspondence, Sermons; Fayette Shipherd miscellany, 1819-1871.
Folder 1Correspondence, 1819-1826.
Folder 2Correspondence, 1827-1829.
Folder 3Correspondence, 1830-1833.
Folder 4Correspondence, 1834-1850.
Folder 5Correspondence, 1851-1859.
Folder 6Correspondence, 1860.
Folder 7Correspondence, 1861.
Folder 8Correspondence, 1862-1871.
Folder 9Fayette Shipherd: Confession of Faithand Covenant of the Bethel Free Church, Troy, N.Y., 1835.
3 copies, each with manuscript notations.

Folder 10Fayette Shipherd: Account of his life and family record, 1846.
Folder 11Fayette Shipherd: Family register.
Folder 12Address to Bible Society of Cambridge, N.Y., 1823.
Folder 13Jubilee address, 1857?
Folder 14Fayette Shipherd: Sermon notes, 1872.
Folder 15Fayette Shipherd: Leather wallet and contents.
Includes card for Fayette Shipherd's Select School; Northwestern Freedmen's Aid Commission, Chicago.

Folder 16Fayette Shipherd: A mother's legacy to her daughter, Mary Elizabeth Shipherd.
Box 89Shipherd family.
Folder 1Fayette Shipherd: Spiritual testimony and autobiographical notes, manuscript volume, undated.
Folder 2Fayette Shipherd: Legacy to his wife and children, 1870.
Folder 3Catharine Shipherd: Spiritual Diary, 1832-1835.
Folder 4Catharine Shipherd: Confession of Faith, 1841.
Folder 5Catharine Shipherd: Sermon preached in Watertown, 1854.
Folder 6Jacob Rudd Shipherd: Private Journal and Family Record, 1877-1885.
Folder 7Jacob Rudd Shipherd: Autograph book, 1884.
Folder 8Jacob Rudd Shipherd: Certificate of deposit; Banking House of Jacob Rudd Shipherd, 1872.
Folder 9Jacob Rudd Shipherd: Documents and papers relating to estate of J.R. Shipherd, 1891-1910.
Folder 10Jacob Rudd Shipherd: Book lists.
Folder 11Shipherd Family legal documents, 1710-1809.
Box 90Photographs; Bragdon and Shipherd families.

Folder 1Katherine Elmina (Shipherd) Bragdon.
Folder 2George Chandler Bragdon); George Chandler and Katherine Elmina Bragdon.
Folder 3George Chandler and Katherine E. Bragdon friends.
Col. Charles Tappan, August 21, 1890.
Mrs. Sarah J. Nichols, August 18, 1892.
Folder 4Claude Fayette Bragdon, portraits.
Folder 5May Bragdon.
Folder 6May Bragdon's friends.
Folder 7Louisa May Alcott.
Folder 8Jacob Rudd Shipherd.
Folder 9Catherine (Schermerhorn) Shipherd.
Folder 10Fayette Shipherd.
Folder 11Shipherd family: Jacob Rudd, Elizabeth (Libby); Julia Maria and Katherine Elmina Shipherd.
Folder 12Shipherds [?].
Ferrotype of three young women found behind portrait of Fayette Shipherd.

Folder 13Elizabeth Shipherd.
Folder 14Charles Dwight Bragdon, circa 1871.
Folder 15Henry Wilkinson Bragdon.
See also Folder 23.
Drawing inscribed to Jo Wilkinson.

Folder 16Charlotte Coffin (Wilkinson) Bragdon.
Folder 17Bragdon family (photographs by May Bragdon).
Folder 18Snapshots taken by May Bragdon, 1891-1892.
Folder 19CFB & draftsmen; Green & Wicks, Buffalo, 1890.
Folder 20Unidentified man.
Broken ambrotype (lacks case).

Folder 21Bragdons and Fowlers in the Adirondacks, circa 1950.
Folder 22Henry or Chandler Bragdon; trip to France, circa 1928-1930.
Folder 23Henry Wilkinson Bragdon.
See also Folder 15.

Folder 24Henry Wilkinson Bragdon; Brooks School football team, 1944.
Folder 25Chandler Bragdon.
Folder 26Charles Fitch.
Folder 27Schermerhorn homestead; Brunswick, N.Y., 1886.
Folder 28Vickery family.
Folder 29Vickery house; Adams, N.Y.
Folder 30Chestnut Hill; Pulaski, N.Y. Bragdon homestead.
Folder 31Lawn tennis, 1890s.
Folder 32Unidentified photographs.
Folder 33Exhibition at University of Rochester Library, 1972.
Box 91Cased photographs and albums, Bragdon and Shipherd families.
Items in this box are enclosed in pouches and boxes.

Folder 1Great-grandfather Salisbury.

Great-grandmother Salisbury.

George L. Bragdon [?].

Thomas L. Bragdon, Samuel B. Bragdon, and Asa B. Bragdon.

Charles D. Bragdon.

Charles D. Bragdon.

Charles D. Bragdon.

Imogene Melissa Bragdon.

Imogene Melissa Bragdon and Nellie Bragdon.

Erastus E.E. Bragdon, George L. Bragdon and Charles P. Bragdon.

Fayette Shipherd.
Katherine Elmina (Shipherd) Bragdon.

Unidentified woman.
Daguerreotype in mother of pearl inlaid case.

Unidentified male child in plaid dress.

Unidentified baby.

Carte de visite album owned by George Chandler Bragdon.
Carte de visite album owned by Katherine Elmina (Shipherd) Bragdon, circa 1866-1877.
Carte de visite album owned by May Bragdon.
Carte de visite album; Vickerys and Bragdons.
Framed snapshot of George C. Bragdon, by May Bragdon.
Box 92Chamber of Commerce correspondence, June 1915-February 1917.
Correspondence between Bragdon, Foster & Gade, Chamber of Commerce representatives, contractors, vendors, suppliers, etc. Some drawings, blueprints, and suppliers' ephemera is included.

Folder 1June 1915-August 1916.
Folder 2September 1-20, 1916.
Folder 3September 21-October 7, 1916.
Folder 4October 8-24, 1916.
Folder 5October 25-November 7, 1916.
Folder 6November 8-20, 1916.
Folder 7November 21-December 7, 1916.
Folder 8December 8-31, 1916.
Folder 9January 1-10, 1917.
Folder 10January 11-20, 1917.
Folder 11January 21-31, 1917.
Folder 12February 1-10, 1917.
Folder 13February 11-20, 1917.
Folder 14February 21-30, 1917.
Box 93Chamber 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 1March 1-10, 1917.
Folder 2March 11-20, 1917.
Folder 3March 21-31, 1917.
Folder 4April 1-15, 1917.
Folder 5April 16-30, 1917.
Folder 6May 1-10, 1917.
Folder 7May 11-20, 1917.
Folder 8May 21-31, 1917.
Folder 9June 1-20, 1917.
Folder 10June 21-30, 1917.
Folder 11July 1-20, 1917.
Folder 12July 21-31, 1917.
Folder 13August 1-20, 1917.
Folder 14August 21-31, 1917.
Box 94-94CTiles salvaged from the New York Central Railroad Station, Rochester, N.Y.
Additional tiles and samples of ironwork are housed off-site.

Interlocking circle tile in yellow, blue and green; sample 1.
Interlocking circle tile in yellow, blue and green; sample 2.
Pumpkin colored tile from wainscoting.
Two ornamental tiles in green and brown; one curved, one square.
Oversize material.
Folder 1Claude Fayette Bragdon; boyhood diary. Watertown, N.Y., 1974.
10 galley proofs.

Folder 2Projective ornament designs [crosses].
extref: Box 44.

Folder 3Preliminary drawings for projective ornament watercolors., 1930s?-1941.
20 pencil, pen and ink.

Folder 4Projective ornament designs.
3 watercolor panels, 2 watercolor, and blue-print.

Folder 5Projective ornament. Designs for check safety paper for Todd Co.
4 original ink; typescript explanation; check samples; 6 mounted galleys; 3 galleys.

Folder 6Platonic solids in plane projection.
4 tracings on linen. Undated.

Folder 7Original art, dust jackets and title pages for A.A. Knopf.
Pen and ink.

Folder 8Original art, dust jacket for Sensitive Horizons.
Pen and ink.

Folder 9Man the Square: Set of illustrations for lecture [?]
8 watercolors.

Folder 10Original art, The Frozen Fountain.
8 pen and ink.

Folder 11Honorary Degrees.
Friends of Claude Bragdon Society; Mexico City, 1938.
Architectural Certificate, New York State., December 1916.
Honorary MA Architecture, University of Michigan, 1931.
Folder 12Stencil or cut-out for Song and Light lantern.
Folder 13Posters.
The Chap-book, December 1895.
The Rochester Post Express, (2 copies)., 1895
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, (2 copies), 1895-1896.
The Post Express Anniversary number. (8 page supplement), May 4, 1895.
"Borzoi Books are the most interesting" advertising banner. (2 copies)
"A.A. Knopf's Latest Borzoi Book Central Europe...," advertising banner.
Folder 14Posters.
Minstrel, "Benefit for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children," c. 1895-1900. (2 copies), 1895-1900
"An Exhibition of German Posters, Memorial Art Gallery, [Rochester, N.Y.] (2 copies), September 9-30, 1914."
"Harry Barnhart, His Band," c. (2 copies), 1916.
Folder 15Song and Light printed ephemera.
Highland Park, Rochester, N.Y. ; (5 copies), August 1, 1916.
U.S. [Army] Camp, Syracuse, N.Y. ; (3 copies), August 9, 1917.
Delaware Park, Buffalo, N.Y. ; (3 copies), August 31, 1917.
Sing in the New York Community Chorus, Dewitt Clinton High School. (2 copies)
Folder 16Song and Light, Central Park, New York, September 17-18, 1918.
Bus poster. Original pen and ink art.

Folder 17Miscellaneous oversize tearsheets and reproductions.
"Proposed building for the Rochester Chamber of Commerce," ca., 1915.
Two scene designs for modern play.
Pen and ink.

Page from a scrapbook. "A prize competitive design for the New York City- Hall, Gordon, Bragdon and Orchard, architects." American Architect and Building News, April 15, 1896. Bookplate for Rose Edith Mills. Cover, The Home Magazine, June 1896. Bragdon's article from Poster Lore, No. 3. April '96.
"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.
"Prize Competitive Design for the New York City Hall. Gordon, Bragdon and Orchard, Architects" from American Architect and Building News,, April 18, 1896.
Building Sketch Club's Competition, Second Prize, submitted by Claude F. Bragdon, ca., 1890s.
"Walter Hampden's Shakespearean Stage (for any theatre)," includes plan and perspective for Othello, scene 5. Printed proof, ca., 1925.
Six designs for devices for The Light of Asia.
Rendering (reproduction) of New York Central Railroad Station.
Oversize Box 1Miscellaneous original artwork.
Cover art, "Art in Buttons,", 1923.
Purple, orange and gold ink, mounted on board signed and dated 1/1/23.

Cover art, "Art in Buttons,", 1923.
Purple, green and gold ink, mounted on board signed and dated 1/1/23.

Cover art, "Art in Buttons,", 1923.
Pen and ink, signed and dated January 1923, two designs.

Advertisement 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 drawing and blueprint copy.

Title for "Mathematical Abstractions by Claude Bragdon."
Pen and ink.

"Fun with Figures," Claude Bragdon. The Vitaphone Corporation.
Pen and ink.

Two lessons in Dynamic Symmetry, by Viola deGruchy., June 7-8, 1946,
Pencil and colored pencil.

Five charcoal studies from life, ca. 1885-1900.
Design for Song and Light poster of colored lanterns.
Watercolor and ink.

Cover art, Minor Italian Palaces,, 1896.
Pen and ink.

"Old Colonial Work Salem Mass," 1893.
title: American Architect and Building News

"Front porch to the Smith House, Brighton."
Pen and ink, signed "CB".

"In Liseaux, January 11, 1889."
Pen and ink, signed "Claude Bragdon."

European archway and steps, 1895.
Watercolor, signed "Claude F. Bragdon."

Italian hillside with buildings, 1895.
Watercolor and pencil, unsigned.

Italian square with man on bicycle, 1895.
Pen and ink, signed "CB".

"Palazzo Pollini, Siena, Via Baldossarre Peruzzi.", July 12, '95.
Pen and ink, signed "CB".

"Villa Sergardi, near Siena, July 18, 1895."
Pen and ink, signed "CB".

Oversize Box 2Photographs, Theater.
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.
Oversize Box 2APhotographs and photo album, architectural work.
Photo album.
People's Department Store Co. Store for J.W. & J.G. Cutler, Main St. East.
Buell House, 22 Berkeley St.
2 photographs.

Mosher House, 216 Alexander St.
St. Paul's Rectory, 65 Barrington St.
Police Precinct House, 740 University Ave.
4 photographs.

Rochester Athletic Association, 72 N. Clinton St.
2 photographs.

General Otis Arch.
W.E. Sloan House, 1250 East Ave.
2 photographs.

Eastwood House, 262 Culver Rd.
3 photographs.

Country Club of Rochester.
10 photographs.

Buell House, Portland Ave.
Marchand House, East Ave., Pittsford.
Harvey Cory House, 1270 East Ave.
4 photographs.

House, 18 Hubbell Park, Rochester.
Warham Whitney House, 22 South Goodman St.
2 photographs.

Everest House, West Ave.
2 photographs.

Schminke House, 57 Barrington St.
2 photographs.

Wanzer House, 2145 East Ave.
3 photographs.

R.C. Watson House, 252 Alexander St.
Whitbeck office, 781 Park Ave.
Genesee Valley Club.
13 photographs.

Livingston County Courthouse, Geneseo, N.Y.
General Otis Arch, June 15, 1900.
"A New York House Front by McKim Mead & White."
Marchand House, 3939 East Ave., Rochester, N.Y., circa 1944.
2 photographs.

John Beckley House, 75 Berkeley St.
2 photographs.

J.A. McBride House, East Ave. Pittsford.
2 photographs.

Slemin House, 1422 Highland Ave.
Beekman Little House, Westminster.
First Universalist Church.
4 photographs.

Willard Moore House East Ave., Pittsford?
2 photographs.

H. Barnard House, Colby St.
2 photographs.

Chamber of Commerce floats.
3 photographs.

Egbert Ashley House, Hawthorne St.
2 photographs, including 1 interior.

Bevier Building, 42 S. Washington St.
5 photographs.

Tombstones, James Averell, Watson.
Beckley House, Berkeley St.
3 photographs, including 1 interior.

Goodwin House, 19 Sibley Place. (2 photographs)
2 photographs.

Edward G. Miner House, East & Argyle. (2 photographs)
2 photographs.

John Clubb House, Crosman Terrace.
4 photographs, including 2 interiors.

Forbes House, 375 Westminster Rd.
Firestone Garden, Akron, Ohio.
4 photographs.

Oversize Box 3Original illustrations for The Beautiful Necessity (Manas Press, 1910).
Oversize Box 4Original 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 5Original illustrations for Projective Ornament (Manas Press, 1915).
Oversize Box 6Original illustrations for The Frozen Fountain (A.A. Knopf, 1932).
See also Oversize Folder 14.

Oversize Box 7Original 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 drawings.

Oversize Box 8Original illustrations for Projective Ornament; Designs for chapter heads, tail pieces, endpapers and borders.
Oversize Box 9Color 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 10Color 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 11Oversize periodical contributions by Claude Bragdon.
See also 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 12Pyrographic panel, Post-Express Printing Co., Rochester, circa 1895.

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