This sub-subseries is comprised primarily of original and photocopied versions of Susan Eakins correspondence with Lloyd Goodrich from 1930 to 1937 discussing her late husband and his work. Also includes photocopies and transcriptions done by Lloyd Goodrich in the early 1930s of Susan Eakins's letters with a number of correspondents, including Henry McBride and Walter Pach; Goodrich's original transcriptions of his various interviews with Susan Eakins between 1930 and 1933; and biographical information about Susan Eakins.
Much of the information Susan Eakins imparted to Goodrich through her letters and interviews was of seminal importance for the completion of his 1933 book about Thomas Eakins, a fact he acknowledged in the book's foreword. Susan responded to Goodrich's many requests for information about Eakins with detailed geneaological and biographical information. In addition, she also provided seminal attribution and provenance information used by Goodrich to compile the catalogue raisonne portion of the book. For research purposes, Goodrich separated his letters with Susan Eakins into two categories: copied and not copied. Letters of greatest importance, such as those mentioning specific paintings or subjects he covered in the 1933 book, were photocopied, often more than once, and interfiled with related folders. The current arrangements maintains this division imposed by Goodrich.