Arnold Family Papers

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Arnold family papers
Creator: Arnold (Family : Rochester, N.Y.)
Call Number: D.65
Dates: 1817-1973
Physical Description: 2 boxes, 6 Volumes
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
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Related Materials
Content List
Series I: Arnold family papers
Series II: Arnold family photographs
Collection Overview
Title: Arnold family papers
Creator: Arnold (Family : Rochester, N.Y.)
Call Number: D.65
Dates: 1817-1973
Physical Description: 2 boxes, 6 Volumes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Eugene Herbert Arnold (1847-1924) was variously employed as a salesman and advertising agent. He was also a partner in Arnold and Van De Venter, a dry goods store on West Avenue, in 1887. He married Helen Davenport Burns (1849-1926), a teacher at the Livingston Park Seminary from 1870-1873, in September 1873, and they had three children. The children were Walter Whipple Arnold (1875-1924), Louise Arnold (1877-1950), and James Burns Arnold (1881-1957). The Arnold family lived at various addresses on West Avenue until 1890, when they moved to South Washington Street, where they lived until 1914. The last home of the elder Arnolds was on Mt. Hope Avenue. Louise Arnold married in 1904 Edward Blaine Fenner, later admiral in the U.S. Navy. James Burns Arnold was trained in the architectural office of Claude F. Bragdon. He was employed there from 1897 to 1915, when he left to form a partnership with Herbert Stern which lasted until 1932. He continued in practice until his death in 1957. Arnold designed houses for both upper and middle income families, and a number of public buildings in Rochester and Monroe county, including churches, libraries, and office buildings.

Scope and Content
The collection consists of family memorabilia of the Eugene Herbert Arnold family and drawings and photographs of the work of James B. Arnold, Rochester architect from 1897 to 1957.

New York (State)--Rochester
New York (State)--Olean
Albums (Books)
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill)
Arnold (Family : Rochester, N.Y.)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Mrs. James B. Arnold, June 6, 1975, and March 9, 1981.Access
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[Item title, item date], Arnold family papers, D.65, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
See also: Herbert Morland Stern Papers .

See also: Michaels-Stern and Co. Papers .

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
Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055

Content List
Series I: Arnold family papers
Box 1, Folder 1Arnold family correspondence, 1817-1973
Box 1, Folder 2Drawings by James B. Arnold
Pioneer school house at Dwight, Ontario, 1895

Pen and ink drawing of cathedral church, west front
Valentines and notes to Mrs. Arnold
4 items

Box 1, Folder 3Arnold Christmas cards, 1919-1953
Box 1, Folder 4Bound volume of juvenile drawings by J.B. Arnold, 1885-1891
Box 1, Folder 5Houses designed by J.B. Arnold
Primarily photographs

James B. Arnold house, 22 Menlo Place, Rochester, N.Y.
[Photograph and general specifications

James B. Arnold house, 2607 Highland Avenue, Rochester, N.Y.
Ernest L. Woodward house, E. Main Street, LeRoy, N.Y.
Donald Woodward house, 129 E. Main Street, LeRoy, N.Y.
Oscar H. Pieper house, 91 Douglas Road, Rochester, N.Y.
Box 1, Folder 7Certificates and other documents, James B. Arnold
Confirmation certificate, April 25, 1897
Architect's license, October 16, 1924
Architect's certificate of registration, State of New York, January 6, 1926
Box 1, Folder 8Burns children's compositions
"The Evening Review"
"The Rose Bud," edited by Anna Whittlesey and published by Julia Burn
"The Wreath," edited by Anna L. Cole and Marion E. Wills
"Discontentment," essay by Louise Burns
Box 1, Folder 9Essays by Helen (Mogge) Arnold
"A visit to 'I-Tatti'"
Origin of the Rochester Community Players
Box 1, Folder 10Wedding announcements
Louise Arnold and Edward Blaine Fenner, September 7, 1904
Helen Anne Mogge and James Burns Arnold, May 29, 1913
Box 1, Folder 11Legal documents
Certificate: Madison County Medical Society, William Patrick III, June 20, 1815
Deed: Jesse Seymour to William Patrick III, March 2, 1815
Deed: Moses Dwyer to John Burns, March 19, 1835
Deed: Lewis Selye to John Burns, August 13, 1836
Deed: Silas Ball to John Burns, February 21, 1843
Share in New Arkansas and Texas Land Co., signed over to John Greig by S. Hutchins, April 29, 1833
Lease of pew, Grace Church, Rochester, N.Y., for John Burns, July 1, 1840
Furlough for John J. Van De Venter from 58th New York Regiment, October 11, 1864
Discharge for John J. Van De Venter from 58th New York Regiment, December 2, 1864
Box 1, Folder 12Genealogical records - Whipple Burns Arnold Family
Box 1, Folder 13Record of Whipple Symonds Burns Arnold family for Society of Colonial Dames
Box 1, Folder 19John Scott Clubb, original drawing of Joel Baggs [indexed]
Series II: Arnold family photographs
Box 1, Folder 6Photographs of James B. Arnold
Box 1, Folder 14Photographs: Arnold family, 19th century
Helen Burns Arnold
Helen Davenport Arnold [mother of James B. Arnold]
Eugene Arnold (sitting)and John VanDerVenter
Mrs. John Burns, 1892
John Van De Venter
Louise (Arnold) Fenner, 1880, 1904, undated
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Arnold
Walter "Willie" Arnold
Arnold Van De Venter store, West Ave., Rochester
Mrs. Edward Fenner
John Burns house, Fitzhugh St., Rochester. [destroyed]
John C. Burns, Richard Dalkin, Misses Sawyer, circa 1860
Box 1, Folder 15Photographs: Arnold family, 20th century
Box 1, Folder 16Photographs: Helen (Mogge) Arnold
Box 1, Folder 17Photographs: Edward Blaine Fenner
Box 1, Folder 18Loose photographs from Walter Arnold albums
Box 2, Volume 1Photograph album, 1891-1904
p.11: Church of the Epiphany, Jefferson Ave., Rochester
p.13: Burns House, Troup and Fitzhugh streets, Rochester
p.21: Federal Building, Rochester, 1891
p.24: Burns House, Troup and Fitzhugh streets, Rochester
p.25: Lower Falls and Driving Park Avenue bridge
p.29: Corner of Sophia and Allen streets, young man holding camera, September 10, 1891
p.31: Mt. Hope Cemetery near entrance
p.31-3: Mt. Hope Cemetery
p.48: Ontario Beach
p.51: George Humphrey with Walter Arnold, Louise Arnold and May Humphrey
p.53: George Humphrey on Red Creek bridge, July 1892
p.57: George Humphrey
p.58: Ontario Beach, 1892
p.60: Town Hall, Olean, N.Y.
p.62: Buffalo Bill parade in Olean, N.Y.
p.66: Olean oil fields, 1895
p.70: Burning oil tank, Olean Exchange Bank Building, Olean
p.72: Oil derrick, Olean
p.73: Interior of St. Michael's Church
p.74: Derricks and oil tank, Olean
p.76: Claude Bragdon and James Arnold swinging Indian clubs
p.113: Columbian caravels "Pinta" and "Santa Maria" at Charlotte, June 26, 1893
p.114: View of Third Ward, circa 1893
p.115: Interior of St. Joseph's Church, Franklin Street, Rochester, 1893
p.121: Eureka Club, N. Clinton Avenue, 1893
p.123: World's Columbian Exposition (World's Fair)
p.128: Seneca Park bridge, 1893
p.129: Interior of St. Michael's Church, N. Clinton Avenue, 1893 Walter Arnold and James Humphrey with camera
p.130: View of Rochester from roof of 21 Atkinson Street, 1893. Erie Canal looking east from S. Washington Street bridge, Aug. 1893
p.131: Interior of St. Luke's Church, July 22, 1893
p.142: Falls and Glen House with bridge
p.152: Young man with camera, Aug. 12, 1895
p.157: World's Columbian Exposition
p.159: Exposition, Electrical Building
p.161: Egyptian Temple of Luxor, World's Fair Court of Honor, World's Fair
p.168: Jonathan Child House
p.172: Transportation Building, World's Fair
p.173: View from Pinnacle Hill to North east
p.175: Building the Court Street Bridge, Oct. 1893
p.177: World's Fair, 1893
p.179: James Arnold, 1901
p.180: Interior of St. Luke's Church, Faster 1894. Lily pond in Kimball's greenhouse, April 1894
p.182: Interior of St. Luke's Church, Whitsun 1894
p.183: Brewer's Landing, Lower Genesee River, 1893
p.186: Horticulture Building, World's Fair
p.188: Dam at Dugway Mills
p.191: World's Fair
Box 2, Volume 2Photograph album, 1893-1897
p.2: Claude Bragdon
p.3: St. James' Church, Sutton West, Ontario, 1896
p.27: Interior of St. George's on the Shore, Lake Simcoe, 1896
p.50-5: Views of Vassar College
p.69: Interior of room decorated with posters, 1895
p.73: Harvey Ellis poster. p.95-7 George Humphrey and group, Aug. 1895
p.107-11: Olean Street Fair, Oct. 1896
p.120: Charlotte lighthouse
p.147: Olean High School
p.149: No. 3 School, Olean
p.159: No. 2 School, Olean
p.169: Town Hall, Masonic Building and Olean House, Union Street, Olean, N.Y.
Volume 1-4Postcard albums: James Arnold European trip, 1904
Volume 1: England, Liverpool to London Volume 2: England, London to Dover France Volume 3: Switzerland and Italy, Milan to Orvieto Volume 4: Italy; also extra postcards and photographs

Flat Box 1Cased photographs and paintings
Mrs. John Burns
Mary Louise Fenner
William Whipple
Annis M. Williams
Walter Arnold [?]
Augusta Burns
Flat Box 2Framed photographs and paintings
Silhouette, oval miniature painting, framed photograph of John Burns
Framed photograph of Helen Burns Arnold
Tinted photographs under celluloid of Walter Arnold and Louise Arnold Fenner as children

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