Nathan Stein Family Papers

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Nathan Stein family papers
Creator: Stein, Nathan
Call Number: D.206
Dates: 1898-1916
Physical Description: 3 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Box 1 Stein family photographs
Box 1 Original Raschen drawings, 1916
Box 2 Photographic plate used in booklet Shingleside
Box 2 Engraved copper plates made from Carl Raschen's drawings
Box 3 Original drawings by Carl Raschen
Box 3 Copper plates and photographs
Collection Overview
Title: Nathan Stein family papers
Creator: Stein, Nathan
Call Number: D.206
Dates: 1898-1916
Physical Description: 3 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Nathan Stein, a pioneer in America's clothing industry, learned to be a tailor in Teplitz, Austria. As a young man Stein emigrated to the United States, settling in Geneva, NY in 1854. In 1865 he moved to Rochester and acquired an interest in the firm G & J Wile, Cauffman & Co. Three years later he organized Stein & Solomon, which continued in the wholesale clothing business through various name and personnel changes until 1883 when it became Stein, Bloch & Co., a leading manufacturer of high quality clothes. In 1890, the Stein-Bloch Co. was one of the first clothing companies to incorporate and Stein was its president. Nathan Stein and Leopold Bloch remained partners for the rest of their careers, dying within months of each other in 1908. Stein was survived by his wife of more than 50 years Mina, their four daughters Rose, Amelia (Molly), Jane, Bertha (Birdie) and three sons Louis, Abram and Simon.

Scope and Content
The collection consists primarily of materials relating to "Shingleside," a country home in Charlotte, NY designed for Stein by Claude Bragdon, but it also includes several family photographs. In 1916, Nathan Stein's family commissioned Carl Raschen to make drawings of the house and grounds. Raschen (1882-1961) was a painter, illustrator, etcher and one-time teacher at the Chicago Art Institute whose work appeared in many newspapers and periodicals of the day. Plates were made from the drawings to illustrate a privately printed booklet; some of the copper plates are also in this collection.

Subject(s):
New York (State)--Rochester--Charlotte
Architecture
Architectural drawings
Photographs
Photographic plates
Stein, Nathan
Bragdon, Claude Fayette, 1866-1946
Shingleside (Residence)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
A copy of the booklet may be found in the Department's pamphlet collection. Bragdon's architectural drawings for "Shingleside" may be found in . Materials relating to Stein's businesses may be found in the Access
The Nathan Stein 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], Nathan Stein family papers, D.206, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
Stein, Adler & Co; Stein-Bloch & Co. Papers

Claude Bragdon Architectural Drawings

CX 145: Folio volume containing tributes to and obituaries of Nathan Stein and two photographs of Stein.


Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Address:
Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
rarebks@library.rochester.edu
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Content List
Box 1Stein family photographs
Large family group photograph, including Nathan Mina Stein, circa 1898-1900
Nathan Stein, his son Abram, and grandson Alan
Rose Stein Kirstein and her 3 children, George, Mina, and Lincoln, circa 1915
Group of four children, 1901
Box 1Original Raschen drawings, 1916
Ten original pencil drawings of "Shingleside" by Carl Raschen.

Interior, corner of the library
West corner of porch looking into dining room
Billiard room
North-east corner of porch
Old stone seat and walk to beach
West approach to steps to house
West view of grounds looking east
Ivy covered seat and west approach to house
Looking southwest
View from lake front
Box 2Photographic plate used in booklet Shingleside
Box 2Engraved copper plates made from Carl Raschen's drawings
6 plates

Ivy covered seat and west approach to house
Old stone seat and walk to beach
Billiard room
West corner of porch looking into dining room
North-east corner of porch
Interior, corner of the library
Box 3Original drawings by Carl Raschen
Box 3Copper plates and photographs
Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Frederic Zeller, 1985



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