Henry P. McIlhenny Papers

Henry P. McIlhenny Papers
1817-1824, 1902-1988, n.d. (bulk 1934-1986)
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Collection Summary

Title:Henry P. McIlhenny Papers

Date:1817-1824, 1902-1988, n.d. (bulk 1934-1986)

Creator(s):McIlhenny, Henry P.

Extent:62.5 linear feet


Repository:Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Abstract:The Henry P. McIlhenny Papers document the privileged and urbane lifestyle of the man whose tastes and talents earned him a reputation as a distinguished connoisseur of art and antiques, world traveler, host extraordinaire, philanthropist and generous friend. Although Henry McIlhenny (1910-1986) is the primary creator, this collection is very much a family affair, encompassing the art collections initiated by his parents, John D. and Frances P. McIlhenny, which passed, along with the family trust fund, on to McIlhenny and his sister Bernice ("Bonnnie") Wintersteen. Much of the material deals with McIlhenny's activities from the mid-1930s to his final years, with particularly extensive documentation of his art collection and of his homes, the latter of which encompasses his penchant for interior design and his passion for horticulture. Also well documented are his many years of service to and support of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Academy of Music, and the Philadelphia Orchestra. The records of McIlhenny's finances are extensive as well. Invoices and receipts are included throughout the collection and document extraordinary to everyday purchases--from a Cézanne watercolor to a bottle of Old Spice pre-shave lotion, offering a snapshot study of class economics and consumerism. While correspondence and invoices make up the bulk of material, the collection also includes many photographs, clippings, monthly statements and reports, and to a lesser extent, account books, appraisals, catalogs, ephemera, legal documents, drawings and fabric swatches.

Information for Researchers

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research. Certain insurance information, conservation reports, and appraisals are restricted. Personal information deemed to be in the realm of privacy protection also is restricted. Excerpts of restricted material may be made available at the discretion of the Archivist.

Use Restrictions

The Henry P. McIlhenny Papers are the physical property of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Archives. The Museum holds literary rights only for material created by Museum personnel or given to the Museum with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for obtaining permission from rights holders for publication and for other purposes where stated.

Preferred Citation

[Item identification and date], [Series info.], Henry P. McIlhenny Papers, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Archives.

Administrative Information

Acquisition and Custody Information

Gift of George and James Wintersteen, 2004.


June and July 2004. Approximately 1/2 linear foot of material was given by Ms. Katharine H. Norris, personal secretary to McIlhenny from 1980 to 1986. Primarily clippings, other documentation includes her desk calendar, photographs and notes pertaining primarily to the management of the Rittenhouse Square residence.

Posthumously published writings regarding McIlhenny's art that were acquired by the Museum's European Painting department were added at the time of processing. Publications include magazines, newspapers, and exhibition and auction catalogs.

Processed By
Bertha Adams, Adrianna Del Collo, Katherine Stefko, Scott Radway, Liz Snowden, Susan Anderson and Courtney Smerz

Historical Note

Selected by Connoisseur magazine as one of the country's all-time top 10 art collectors, Philadelphian Henry Plumer McIlhenny (1910-1986) also was celebrated for his charm and hospitality. As Andy Warhol claimed, McIlhenny was "the only person in Philadelphia with glamour," a sentiment echoed by the Philadelphia Art Alliance, which dubbed him the "first gentleman of Philadelphia." McIlhenny's energies went beyond his passion for collectinig; and his love for the arts, for entertaining, and for horticulture found numerous manifestations over the years.

The family fortune that afforded McIlhenny's gracious and generous lifestyle began with his paternal grandfather, John, who left Ireland with his widowed mother in 1843. Settling in Columbia, Georgia, via Philadelphia, the elder McIlhenny has been credited with inventing the gas meter. Upon returning to Philadelphia in the late 1870s with his wife and four children, John McIlhenny founded the gas meter-manufacturing firm of Helme and McIlhenny. Succeeded in the business by his son John Dexter (John D.), the family amassed a fortune, and their ingenuity furnished the younger McIlhenny's children with trust funds that sustained them all their lives. In 1898 John D. McIlhenny married Frances Galbraith Plumer. The couple had four children, of which Henry was the youngest. A sister died before he was born, and an older brother died in 1935. McIlhenny had a close relationship with his remaining sibling, Bernice, who was usually refered to as "Bonnie." Both children followed in their parents' commitment to civic involvement and love of the arts. Although McIlhenny's tastes deviated from that of his family, his passion for art was cultivated early on by his parents who were enthusiastic collectors of Oriental rugs, decorative arts, and 17th and 18th century paintings.

McIlhenny proved himself an able young scholar and prospered at Milton Academy, a preparatory school near Boston. According to his own recollection, he also began collecting at a young age, purchasing a few bronze statuettes at the age of 15 while on vacation in Egypt. In 1929 McIlhenny enrolled at Harvard University, graduating magna cum laude with a degree in Fine Arts in 1933. At the university, McIlhenny studied with the scholar and collector Paul Sachs, whom McIlhenny credits with refining his eye for art and galvanizing his acquisitive nature. As a sophomore in college, and often teamed up with his mother, McIlhenny began collecting in earnest when the two purchased, at the son's request, "Still Life with a Hare," (ca. 1730) by Jean-Siméon Chardin. Despite this purchase of an 18th century French painting, Sach's enthusiasm for 19th century French paintings took hold of McIlhenny, and he would come to focus his major collecting activity in this area. During the Depression years, McIlhenny purchased masterpieces in rapid succession. Between 1931 and 1933, he acquired important works by Toulouse-Lautrec, Matisse, Corot, Renoir, Degas and Delacroix. McIlhenny often recalled Sach's advice that it is better not to buy "higgledy piggledy all over the map," but rather to collect in one field. He followed his mentor's advice, collecting astutely and deliberately. He retained most of his major purchases throughout his life, except when he needed, in his words, "to have plenty of cash for my old age," and to fund renovations of his properties. In 1970 he sold a Seurat, in 1973 a Renoir, and in 1983 a Cézanne, which alone sold for $3.6 million.

While McIlhenny's mother encouraged her son's early acquisitions of fine art, it was his father who set the family precedent of service and philanthropy to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. From 1918 until his death in 1925, John D. McIlhenny served as the Museum's President while it operated from its original location at Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park. He bequeathed the family art collection to the Museum. Just after his father's death, McIlhenny's mother began serving on the Associate Committee of Women and served as Museum Trustee until her death in 1943. McIlhenny and his sister Bernice would follow suit, serving in a number of capacities throughout their adult lives. Henry McIlhenny's association with the Museum began in 1933 after a year of graduate studies, when he joined the staff as Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts under the directorship of Fiske Kimball. McIlhenny's father hired Kimball just before his death, and as McIlhenny would remark jokingly, it was the appointment of this "Germanic boor" that killed his father. McIlhenny was promoted to Associate Curator of Decorative Arts in 1937 and two years later was named Curator of the department. His ambition, however, exceeded the confines of his job titles. In 1936 and 1937 he organized two major paintings exhibitions, of Degas and Daumier, respectively, both of which won international recognition. His 1939 exhibition of prints and drawings by William Blake was considered one of the most important showsin the U.S. that year. During his tenure as Curator, McIlhenny also organized exhibitions featuring Philadelphia wares and craftsmen, specifically, the furniture makers Henry Connelly and Ephraim Haines (1953), Philadelphia silver (1956) and Tucker china (1957). McIlhenny also orchestrated several noteworthy acquisitions to the Museum's collections, including French porcelain and silver, the Constantine tapestries, and the Titus C. Geesey Collection of Pennsylvania German art. From 1964 to1968, while his sister was serving as the Museum's President, McIlhenny resigned as Curator to join the Board of Trustees. He served as Vice President from 1968 to 1976, at which time he was named Chairman of the Board. He remained Chairman until his death in 1986.

It took a world war to interrupt McIlhenny's service to the Museum. As the draft was proving inevitable, McIlhenny applied for and received his commission as a Lieutenant, Junior Grade, in the Aviation Volunteer Special Class of the United States Naval Reserve in April of 1942. By the time he was released from active duty in January 1946, McIlhenny had served 29 months, including almost one and a half years aboard the USS Bunker Hill, which engaged in action in the Pacific and earned the warship crew a Presidential Unit Citation. McIlhenny received his honorable discharge in 1954 with the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

McIlhenny received a leave of absence from the service and the Museum to spend 1947 and 1948 in Rome as the Resident Art Historian at the American Academy. He endeavored to make a list of Renaissance sculpture in Rome akin to Bernard Berenson's list of paintings. The project proved too daunting for one man, and during a visit to Berenson's home the two humorously agreed that one must do nothing during one's first year in Italy.

Following his return home, McIlhenny in 1950 sold Parkgate, the family home in the Germantown section of Philadelphia and purchased a townhouse in the center of the city, at 1914 Rittenhouse Square. His Philadelphia domain would eventually expand to include the two adjoining residences, renovated to contain a grand ballroom and courtyard fit for lavish entertaining. His renown as a generous and congenial host would establish McIlhenny's Philadelphia home as a center of social activity, drawing a diversity of high profile guests, including actors, artists and royalty. McIlhenny's hospitality extended to visitors of his art collection. His paintings, which he selected in part because they were "more sympathetic in private houses," were intimately incorporated into his living space and complimented by Charles X furniture. McIlhenny's flare for interior decorating was lauded nearly as much as his art collection.

During the summers, McIlhenny made his home at a country estate nestled in the county of Donegal in northern Ireland. McIlhenny purchased Glenveagh in 1938 from the widow of Harvard art and architecture historian A. Kingsley Porter. Not yet 30 years old, McIlhenny took ownership of a 19th-century, 23-bedroom castle with some of its contents and other buildings situated on more than 25,000 acres of land in an area not far from the birthplace of his grandfather, John McIlhenny. Some 40 years later, between 1974 and 1975, McIlhenny came to an agreement with the Commissioners of Public Works to sell most of his land to the Republic of Ireland for the creation of a national park. In 1979, McIlhenny made a gift of the castle and 15 surrounding acres, but retained the right to live there until 1982. Deviating from his usual area of collecting, McIlhenny filled the castle with 18th century Irish furniture and silver, and predominantly Victorian paintings by artists such as Landseer and Ansdell. In addition, McIlhenny took particular care in planning the gardens at Glenveagh, which horticultural journals lauded.

In both Ireland and in Philadelphia, McIlhenny generously gave his time and money in support of the arts. In addition to his work with the Philadelphia Museum of Art, McIlhenny served on the boards of the Philadelphia Orchestra Association, Academy of Music, and the Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks. Nearly two hundred other local organizations benefited from McIlhenny's support as well.

During McIlhenny's lifetime, three major exhibitions were devoted to his celebrated art collection: at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in 1962; at the Allentown Art Museum in 1977; and in 1979 at the High Museum in Atlanta. In 1949 the Philadelphia Museum of Art featured his collection, including works by living Americans, in one of its transient galleries. In 1974, McIlhenny gave an interview conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's Oral History Program. A decade later, he was one of those featured in the British Broadcasting Corporation's television production, "The Great Collectors."

Henry McIlhenny died at the age of 75 as a result of complications from heart surgery on May 11, 1986. It was Mother's Day, and just two and a half weeks after the death of his sister. McIlhenny bequeathed his art collection to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which held a special exhibition of his gifts at the end of 1987. Prior to their exhibition, the Museum lent 50 of McIlhenny's objects to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, for a show McIlhenny had enthusiastically agreed to in the fall of 1985. One of New York's major auction houses, Christie's, held a two-day sale of the remainder of McIlhenny's estate. Prior to the sale, which fetched $3.7 million, 200 guests gathered at Christie's for a benefit dinner to honor McIlhenny and to remember the man and his "unerring sense of quality."

Works Consulted

The dictionary of art historians, s.v. "McIlhenny, Henry P[lumer]." Duke University (Durham, NC). 15 May 2005.

Henry P. McIlhenny Papers. Art collection series. Photographs and publications subseries. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Archives. Includes exhibition catalogs of the California Palace of the Legion of Honor (1962) and the Philadelphia Museum of Art (1987-1988), and the 1987 auction catalog of Christie's.

Henry P. McIlhenny Papers. Articles, interviews and lectures series. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Archives. Includes magazine and newspaper clippings and transcripts of the 1974 and 1984 interviews.

Philadelphia inquirer (Philadelphia, Pa. : 1969). 12, 14 May 1986.

Scope and Content Note

Amid works by David, Degas and Renoir, in rooms of silk-covered walls, marble floors and furniture of the French Restoration period, Henry Plumer McIlhenny welcomed to his Philadelphia (Pa.) home visiting dignitaries, lords and ladies, maestros and movie stars, and from every walk of life, lovers of the fine and decorative arts. Unless it was summer. Then McIlhenny would be greeting guests at Glenveagh, his country estate in northern Ireland, inviting them to roam around his 24,000 acres of hills, forests and gardens, or lounge in one of the 45 rooms of his 19th century castle. The Henry P. McIlhenny Papers offer evidence to the privileged and urbane lifestyle of the man whose tastes and talents earned him a reputation as a distinguished connoisseur of art and antiques, world traveler, host extraordinaire, philanthropist and generous friend. Although McIlhenny is the primary creator, this collection is very much a family affair, encompassing the art collections initiated by his parents, John D. and Frances P. McIlhenny, which passed, along with the family trust fund, on to McIlhenny and his sister Bernice Wintersteen.

Most of the letters that comprise the first series of "Correspondence" pertain to McIlhenny's daily, personal activities, especially his busy social life. Although there is a limited amount of material with most individuals, McIlhenny's long-term friendships with professional colleagues at museums, universities and galleries in the United States and Europe, and particularly associates from McIlhenny's 30-year tenure with the Philadelphia Museum of Art are more fully documented. Other significant correspondents include prominent Philadelphia figures, such as Walter and Lee Anenberg, and friends Gloria and Emlen Etting. Correspondence divides into two subseries of "1927-1975" and "1976-1986."

The "Financial records" series consists of correspondence, bank statements, account books and journals, appraisals, insurance policies, and legal agreements. The "Appraisals and insurance" subseries pertains to the objects acquired by the family. Material regarding the disposition of the collections is located in the "Estate administration" subseries. Most of the documentation of the various bank accounts set up to administer the family trust fund is filed in the "Banking and investments" subseries, and material pertaining to the taxable deductions allowed by McIlhenny's numerous gifts of money, publications and art objects comprises the "Tax files" subseries. Household expenditures, including wages for his staffs in Philadelphia and in Ireland, can be found in the "Bookkeeping" subseries along with his personal records of investment activity.

"Family papers" comprise the smallest series although the material dates from 1866, the year of John D. McIlheny's birth, to 1985, concerning matters at East Laurel Hill Cemetery. The "Correspondence" subseries is the largest and consists primarily of McIlhenny's letters to his mother and to his sister. The most detailed documentation included in the "Genealogy" subseries is three family histories that apparently were privately published. The final subseries, "Other," is comprised of various material formats and subjects. Most of the clippings are obituaries. Invitations, passports and a late nineteenth century travel journal offer a glimpse of the social life enjoyed by McIlhenny's parents.

The "Articles, interviews and lectures" series consists of a significant amount of writings about McIlhenny that were put out by major media outlets here and abroad. Popular publications in which McIlhenny's art collection and homes were featured include Connoisseur, House Beautiful, Town & Country, and Harper's Bazaar. While most clippings are from Philadelphia-based newspapers, items from the New York Times, Boston Globe and a few Irish papers are also included. Transcripts document an interview produced by the British Broadcasting Corporation and one given as part of the Archives of American Art's Oral History Program.

The next three series pertain to subjects for which McIlhenny was best known. The "Art collection" series documents many of the transactions that as a whole earned McIlhenny the distinction of being named one of the all-time Top 10 art collectors in America. Including a significant amount of material pertaining to the acquisitions of McIlhenny's parents and papers documenting purchases and loans made by his sister, the series also makes apparent the family's 80-year legacy of art patronage and connoisseurship. Material includes receipts, invoices, correspondence, loan forms, photographs, clippings, and other material documenting works of art the McIlhennys owned, sold, or considered for purchase. The artists cited in the first subseries, "Objects by artist," attest to the different tastes of father and son; namely Old European Masters versus nineteenth-century French and English artists. Both the "Objects by genre" and "Dealers, museums and others" subseries make obvious the breadth of the collections built by the McIlhennys. In addition to painting and sculpture, almost every type of decorative art is represented, from furniture to fireirons, as well as books, ceramics, textiles, jewelry and gems. Most of the documentation in the "Subjects" subseries pertains to loans, visitor requests and gifts although other files deal generally with the purchase, shipping, insuring or disposing of items. "Photographs and publications" offer published and unpublished illustrations of objects in the family's collections.

The "Residence" series documents where McIlhenny made his home and the measures he took to make each residence suitable to his tastes. Correspondence, invoices and receipts make up the bulk of the material, documenting approximately half a century of fine living, along with photographs, drawings, fabric swatches and ephemera. The "Philadelphia" subseries pertains to several addresses in the metropolitan area, including the family homestead in Germantown, McIlhenny's later home in Center City and his sister's homes in Chestnut Hill and later in Villanova. The second series, "Glenveagh," pertains primarily to McIlhenny's country estate in County Donegal, located in the northwest of Ireland. A small portion of the material pertains to Dunlewy, another estate in the area, which McIlhenny owned apparently as a rental property for approximately ten years. The third subseries, "Gardening and related topics" reflects a passion shared by the McIlhenny family, and documents a variety of landscape and gardening ventures.

The "Affiliation" series documents McIlhenny's lifetime of service and philanthropy to numerous institutions in Philadelphia and in Ireland, especially those related to his passions of art, music, gardening, and interior design. Contributions given by his sister and by his mother are also included. Material includes correspondence, invoices and receipts, ephemera, and meeting minutes, the bulk of which relates to McIlhenny's affiliation with the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Orchestra Association, the Academy of Music and the Metropolitan Opera. Separate subseries pertain to each of these organizations. The "Various affiliations" pertain to the other numerous institutions that McIlhenny supported monetarily or through active participation.

The "Other subjects" series touches on other aspects of McIlhenny's life and lifestyle, particularly his flair for entertaining and his passion for globetrotting, each of which is documented, respectively, in the "Social events" and "Travel" subseries. Comprised of correspondence, invoices, numerous lists and notes, and frequently revised itineraries, each subseries underscores McIlhenny's attention to detail and adherence to doing everything in grand style. The third subseries, "Various," consists of an assortment of documentation, identified either by material type or subject. An example of the former is the set of folders identified as "Invoices." Selected during processing, these papers give a sampling of the types of goods and services McIlhenny purchased regularly. The largest set of subject-related folders pertains to McIlhenny's military service in the United States Naval Reserve during and after World War II.


Over a period of more than 55 years, three personal secretaries maintained Henry P. McIlhenny's files, resulting in different filing systems and retention practices. While the earliest secretarial assistant kept individual files for each correspondent and retained only certain invoices, her successors filed correspondence in general alphabetical order and kept what appears to be almost all invoices and/or receipts, also in general alphabetical order. In preparing the catalog for its 1987-1988 exhibition of the McIlhenny collection bequeathed to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, curatorial staff made significant use of relevant portions of the papers, which probably led to further rearrangement.

The designated series reflect categories that were imposed earlier and in varying degrees to the papers, arranging material by document types and topics. "Correspondence," "Financial records," "Family records," and "Articles, interview and lectures" make up the four material-type series. The three topical series that follow reflect the areas of McIlhenny's lifestyle for which he was best known, namely his "Art collection," his "Residences," and his "Affiliations" with the many organizations and institutions that benefited from his generosity and expertise. The final series, "Other subjects" encompasses smaller groupings of topical material, namely "Social events" and "Travel." The "Various" subseries houses other subjects and document types.

Because of the large amount of invoices, retention guidelines were established to insure that research value would not be jeopardized while maintaining practical and efficient processing standards. While some invoices pertain to the late 1930s, most date from 1960 to 1986, and the amount of information contained therein varies.

The significance of McIlhenny's fine and decorative art collection requires the retention of all relative invoices, regardless of amount of information. In keeping with the organization of earlier purchases (most of which were made by his parents), later invoices for all books and for jewelry have been added to the "Art collection" series. The other category of invoices retained entirely pertains to horticulture and therefore includes all gardening and landscaping expenses, as well as florist orders.

In assessing the remaining invoices, the first criterion was that there be some degree of detail, such as an itemized bill. The account books processed in the "Bookkeeping" subseries of the "Financial record" series offers the same information that can be gleaned from invoices showing only total dollar amounts. Itemized invoices retained were those documenting the more routine aspects of a privileged lifestyle, such as clothing, groceries, and health and beauty aids. Because only itemized invoices have been retained, the material must be studied as a sampling of such expenditures. All these invoices are part of the "Various" subseries in the "Other subject" series. Itemized invoices pertaining to interior decoration and renovations in Philadelphia and at Glenveagh have been processed in the respective subseries of the "Residence" series. In keeping with the original arrangement of earlier dated material in the "Philadelphia" subseries, later invoices pertaining to maintenance and repair, security and utilities were also retained.

Series I. Correspondence

1927-1986, n.d.

12.5 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

While the Correspondence series touches upon the various topics detailed in the other series, most of the letters pertain to McIlhenny's daily, personal activities, especially his busy social life. Based on many of the correspondents, this series attests to the privileged company he kept and reinforces the reputation McIlhenny earned as a distinguished connoisseur of art and antiques, world traveler, social planner and host, philanthropist and generous friend. While there is a limited amount of material with most individuals, many of the correspondents were among the most prominent in their fields, including government representatives, actors, maestros, musicians, members of royalty, clergy, and numerous titled gentry. More fully documented are McIlhenny's long-term friendships with professional colleagues at museums, universities and galleries in the United States and Europe, including John Coolidge, Paul Sachs, Arthur Upham Pope, Perry Townsend Rathbone, James Johnson Sweeney, and the artists Derek Hill and Emlen Etting. From his half-century association with the Philadelphia Museum of Art, McIlhenny's most frequent correspondents included R. Sturgis Ingersoll, Henry Clifford, Robert Montgomery Scott, Joseph Rishel and Anne d'Harnoncourt. There is also significant correspondence with friends and frequent travel companions Gloria Etting and Angus Menzies, as well as with publishing magnate and fellow philanthropist and art collector, Walter H. Annenberg and his wife Lee. Correspondence primarily dating from the 1950s and 1960s with McIlhenny's sister Bernice Wintersteen and her four sons is also included. Earlier letters are part of the "Family records" series.

From the number of telegram transcriptions contained in the series, McIlhenny frequently relied on the wire service to communicate quickly with friends and associates. The subseries divisions reflect the two filing systems apparently utilized by McIlhenny's personal secretaries. In the first subseries, which comprises the years 1927 to 1975, there is a folder for each correspondent. Correspondence is then subdivided by McIlhenny's two bases of operation--Philadelphia and Ireland, the latter being the location of his summer estate, Glenveagh. In the second subseries of correspondence dating from 1976 to 1986, most of the material has been kept in general alphabetical runs, thus comprising more than one individual author per folder. Also as originally maintained by McIlhenny, most of the correspondence in both subseries has been processed by name of the individual, regardless of any organizational affiliation.

Subseries A. 1927-1975

(bulk 1937-1974)

Scope and Content Note

Most of this correspondence dates from the late 1930s to the early 1970s and reflects McIlhenny's extensive circle of friends and acquaintances that developed from his interest in the arts, travel and horticulture, and his busy lifestyle as curator, collector, host-extraordinaire, patron and adviser. Even during the years of World War II and his tenure in the Naval Reserve, McIlhenny continued to pursue his many interests, thanks in large part to the apparently dedicated staff he had in Philadelphia as well as at Glenveagh. Among his correspondents are noted art historians and long-time acquaintances, Paul Sachs and Arthur Upham Pope, the musical director of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy, as well as Hollywood legends, first ladies, duchesses and kings.

The two sub-subseries reflect how McIlhenny generally divided his time--conducting business and entertaining in Philadelphia, and living the life of a country gent in Ireland.

Sub-subseries 1. Philadelphia

1927, 1929, 1935-1975, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

As the correspondents in this sub-subseries make evident, McIlhenny cultivated a social network that reached across noted names in all the arts, as well as titled gentry, royalty and political figures. Whenever celebrities of the stage, screen or concert hall were performing in Philadelphia, McIlhenny would invite them to his home at Rittenhouse Square, just a stone's throw away from the major theatres and hotels. Although they could not always accept the offer, invitees included Noel Coward, Cole Porter, Vivien Leigh, Helen Hayes, Gian Carlo Menotti and Anna Moffo. When they did come, they apparently enjoyed themselves. In a 1950 letter to the British artist Derek Hill, McIlhenny writes that he threw a terrific party for Tallulah Bankhead one Saturday night, and that she did not leave until 6:15 the next morning. Numerous ladies, lords, marquises, and the like comprised McIlhenny's European correspondents. Most of those letters pertain to scheduling stateside visits with McIlhenny, during those months when he wasn't vacationing abroad. Sharing McIlhenny's enthusiasm for travel was another correspondent and personal friend, Gloria Etting, wife of Philadelphia artist Emlen Etting. In addition to her letters, clippings from Etting's newspaper column, "Philadelphians Abroad," are also included. In two of these articles, Etting writes exclusively of her 1956 and 1966 jaunts to Glenveagh. There is also a significant amount of correspondence with Lucy Porter, the previous owner of Glenveagh, who remained in contact with McIlhenny for nearly twenty years. Another correspondent with whom McIlhenny mixed business with pleasure is Angus Menzies. Menzies was a director of the General Trading Co., a London firm specializing in antiques, giftware, and interior decoration. As noted in one of Etting's 1952 columns, Menzies was also a traveling companion of theirs. In their twenty-year correspondence, McIlhenny relied on Menzies to furnish and decorate his homes in Philadelphia and Ireland as well as to select numerous wedding gifts, usually in the form of picnic baskets. Additional documentation of these transactions can be found in the "Art collection" series, filed under the firm name.

Although limited to a letter or two in each, several files underscore McIlhenny's reputation as a respected and sought-after authority of the fine and decorative arts. In a 1961 letter, Richard M. Nixon thanks McIlhenny not only for supporting his presidential campaign but also for agreeing to serve on the Committee of the Arts for Nixon-Lodge (the latter referring to Nixon's 1960 running mate, Henry Cabot Lodge). McIlhenny's support of Nixon apparently did not dissuade Jackie Kennedy from inviting him to join the advisory committee of the Commission of Fine Arts for the White House, which she initiated in 1962. The only evidence in these records of McIlhenny's involvement is an invitation to tea and a thank you from the First Lady. In a 1964 letter, Lady Bird Johnson invited McIlhenny to continue advising her and the Committee on the Preservation of the White House. Far richer in documentation is McIlhenny's participation as curator and advisor to the restoration of the Lancaster, Pennsylvania home of President James Buchanan. Because McIlhenny's extensive involvement with the project required him to be in contact with several individuals, he maintained the material under its organizational title, which cited correctly is the James Buchanan Foundation for the Preservation of Wheatland.

For some individuals, the only documentation consists of a note, usually of the person's address. In these cases, folder titles include "Note" after the person's name to indiciate that there is no correspondence. The "miscellaneous" alphabetical folders reflect original arrangement and identification. The final three folders, identified geographically, are thank you letters and other follow-up correspondence with various individuals with whom McIlhenny socialized while vacationing at those particular locales.



11 "A" miscellaneous. Incl. invoices.1968-1975
12Aberconway, Christabel Mary Melville Macnaghten McLaren. 1950, 1954
13Abercorn, Mary Kathleen (nee Crichton). 1956-1959, 1968
14Achillopoulous, Costa. n.d.
15Achilopou, Costa. 1948
16Acton, Constance G.. 1948-1953
17Acton, Harold. 1951, 1962
18Adair, Allen. Incl. third-party.1958
19Adams, Constance. 1947
110Agnew, Geoffrey W.G..

1953, 1956
111Aiken, William.

112Alazard, Jean, 1887-1960. 1947-1948
113Alemany, Carlos B.. 1953
114Alexander, Harriet (Mrs. Emory Graham). 1953
115Alexander, Helen (Mrs. J. Deaver). 1954
116Alexei, Sheila. 1969-1974
117Alger, Mrs. Russell A..

118 [Aliferis], James.1963
119Allan, Rupert. 1949
120Allen, Dorothy. 1950-1960, n.d.
121Allen, Reginald. 1962
122 Allison, Viva.1960-1961
123Alphand, Hervé. 1958
124Alsop, Joseph, 1910-. 1959
125America-Italy Society. 1956, 1958
126American Academy in Rome. 1948
127Ames, Isabel. 1954, 1958
128Ames, Suzanne. Incl. third-party.1957, 1968
129Ames, Winslow. 1950, 1959
Anderson, Colin, Sir, 1904-.

130Anderson, Morna, Lady. and Sir Colin.1956, 1964, n.d.
131Anderson, Robert O., 1917-.

132 Andrews, Mrs. C. James. and Mason.1930, 1947, n.d.
133Angell, Betty. (Mrs. Ernest).1957, 1961, n.d.
134Annenberg, Lee.

1955-1967, n.d.
135Annenberg, Walter H., 1908-. Incl. third-party.

1950-1962, n.d.
136Archdale, Audley. 1939
137Architectural digest (Los Angeles, Calif. : 1925).

Arias, Mrs. Roberto.

138Aschan, Marit Guinness. 1955, 1962
Ashton, Lady [?].

139Askew, Constance.

1951-1952, n.d.
140Astor, Brooke. 1961-1963, 1971, n.d.
141Ault, Isabel. 1962
142Aumont, Jean Pierre. 1955, 1963
143Austin, Arthur Everett, 1900-1957. 1950, 1953
144Ayrton, Elisabeth. 1962
145 "B" miscellaneous.1958-1974, n.d.
Bach, Otto Karl [original cross-reference].

146Bache, Emily. 1952
147Bacon, Virginia. 1962
148 Bacou, [Roseline?]. Note.n.d.
149Baker, Harold. 1949-1950
150Baker, Roger, 1925-. 1963
151Baker, Walter C.. 1952
152Baldwin, Hebe [sic] (Mrs. W. Barton). 1963-1964, n.d.
153Balis, C. Wanton, Jr..

Ballet Society, Inc. [original cross-reference].

154Ballet Theatre (New York, N.Y.). 1949
155Ballinger, Raymond A., 1907-.

156Balzhiser, Thomas A.. 1951
157Bankhead, Tallulah, 1902-1968. 1955
158Barattieri di San Pietro, Ludovico. and Countess.1954-1956
159Barber, James. n.d.
160Barber, Samuel, 1910-. and Daisy.1949-1958, n.d.
161Barlow, Ernesta. 1948-1958
162Barnes, John Hampton, Jr.. 1959
163Barr, Alfred Hamilton, 1902-. 1950, 1957
164Barr, Margaret Scolari, 1901-1987. 1941
165Barr, Norman L..

166Barr, Roger. and Beryl.1964, n.d.
167Barret, André. 1961-1962
168Barringer, Brandon. and Sonia.1947, 1954, n.d.
169Barton, Trumbull. 1954, 1956
Bassiano, Princess di.

170Bates, John M.. 1947, 1949
171Batten, Betty. 1958-1962
172Batten, Harry A.. 1950, 1955
173Bayley, John Barrington, 1914-1981. 1949-1954, 1960
174Beale, [Marie?] "Nannie". and Leonard T.1954-1961, n.d.
175Beale, Marie Oge, 1880-1956. [Mrs. Truxton Beale].1947-1953
176Bean, Jacob. 1961
177Beardsley, John. 1953-1956, 1962, n.d.
178Beaton, Cecil Walter Hardy, Sir, 1904-. 1956, 1958, 1966
179Beatty, Mrs. A. Chester. 1937, 1951
180 Beatty, David.1947
181Beatty, Dorothy, Countess. 1953-1954
182Bebler, Mattie (Mrs. J. Russell). 1958-1959
183 Becker, Madame.1953
184Bedenkapp, John Wesley. 1955-1963
185Beecham, Thomas, Sir, 1879-1961. 1956
186Beit, Alfred, Sir, 1903-. 1954-1968
187Beit, Clementine, Lady (Mrs. Alfred). 1955, n.d.
188Beith, John. 1946
189Bell, Clive, 1881-1964. 1950
190Bellingham, Arthur. 1962
21Belmont, Eleanor Robson, 1879-.

1950, 1952, 1958
22Belmore, Gloria, Countess. 1954-1961, n.d.
23Benedict, Stephen. 1964
24Benjamin, Park. 1947, 1951
25Benoliel, D.J.. 1954
26 Benson, Mrs. Emanuel.1960
27Berenson, Bernard, 1865-1959.

28Berkeley, Countess of. 1952
29Berman, Eugene, 1899-. 1957
210Bernier, Rosamond (Mrs. Georges).

1957-1967, n.d.
211Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-. 1949-1961, n.d.
212Berry, Christabel [Mrs. Neville]. 1959
213Besch, Anthony. 1961-1962
214Bibescu, Martha, ca. 1887-1973. 1950, 1953, 1959
215Biddle, Alexander. 1955
216Biddle, Anthony Joseph Drexel, 1896-1961. and Margaret. Corresp. w/ B. Wintersteen.1960
217Biddle, Charles J.. and wife.1953-1954
218Biddle, Ernest L.. and Peggy Anne.1950
219Biddle, Francis, 1886-1968. 1951-1958
Biddle, Mrs. Francis.

220Biddle, James.

221Biddle, Livingston, 1918-. 1957
222Biddle, Margot [Mrs. Alexander]. 1947-1962
223Biddle, Martha [Mrs. David S.]. 1959, 1963
224 Biddle, Mrs. Nicholas.1955
225Billingsley, Don. 1951, n.d.
226 Bissell, Mrs. Alfred E.1956, n.d.
227Bizardel, Yvon. 1958
228Bliss, Anthony A., 1913-1991. 1956-1962
229Bliss, Mildred, 1879-1969. 1947-1956, 1962-1963, n.d.
230Bliss, Robert Woods, 1875-1962. 1957
231Bluemle, Andrew. 1954, 1956, n.d.
232Boarman, Glenn R.. 1950
233Bodine, William W. (William Warden). 1957-1962
234 Boerlage, Frans. Third-party letters of introduction.1961
235Bohlen, Avis [Mrs. Charles E.]. 1958
236Bois, Marthe. 1947
237Bok, Nellie Lee [Mrs. Curtis]. 1963
238Bonham-Carter, Charlotte. 1950
239Bordelon, Eloi. 1958
240Bori, Lucrezia, 1887-1960. 1940
241Bortin, George. Incl. floorplan of 1918 Rittenhouse.1962
242Boswell, [Robert?] L.. 1944-1945
243Bowen-Davies, Peter. 1947, 1951
244Bowes-Lyon, John. 1972
245Bowlin, Angela. 1954
246Boyer, Marian [Mrs. Francis]. 1953-1954, 1960, 1962
247 Boyle, Mary. Note.n.d.
248Brackenbury, C. E. (Charles Ernest). 1949, n.d.
249Brackenbury, Marion [Mrs. C. E.]. 1947-1948, 1957
250Brady, Robert. 1954, 1956, 1965
251Braggiotti, Chadwick. 1958, n.d.
252 Brame, [Paul].1951
253Brann, Helen. 1957-1961
254Breckinridge, Robert. 1952-1953, 1961
255Bridport, Viscount. 1961
256Brightman, Harold W.. 1952
257Briggs, Charles. 1963
258Brimo, Rene de L.. 1939, 1947, n.d.
259Brinton, Mary [Mrs. Clarence C.]. 1962, n.d.
260Brockman, Thomas. 1959, 1961, N.D.
261Bromley, Henry S., Jr.. 1956
Brooke, Basil, Sir, 1888-1973

262Brooke, Natalie. 1957
263Brookeborough, Cinthia, Lady. 1949-1951, 1964, n.d.
264Brown, Donald. 1949, 1951, n.d.
265Brown, Nicholas E.. 1958
Brown, Edward Hoagland.

Brown, Richards F. [original cross-reference].

266Browne, Alice C. [Mrs. Cyril]. 1942-1951
267Browning, Bonnie. 1939-1943, 1954-1957
268 Browning, Mrs. Edward. Note.n.d.
269Browning, Tom. 1963-1964
270Brownlow, Lord. 1953-1957
271Brugger, Walter. 1954-1958
272 Brownley, Andrew. Note.n.d.
273Bryson, John. 1947
274Bucher, Jeanne. 1945
275Buccleuch, Mollie [Duchess of]. 1952, 1957
276Buckle, Richard. 1957
277Bullitt, Orville H.. 1963
278Bullrich, Enrique. 1949, n.d.
279Burden, William A. M. (William Armistead Moale), 1906-. 1958, 1963
280Burdon-Muller, Rowland. 1941, 1949-1972, n.d.
31Burke, Edmund. and wife.1946-1947, n.d.
32 Burke's Landed Gentry. Incl. Plumer genealogy.

1937-1940, 1973, n.d.
33Burle Marx, Roberto, 1909-. 1965-1971
34Burlingame, Roger, 1889-1967. 1961
35Burpee, W. Atlee, Jr..

36Burrage, Anne [Mrs. Albert C.]. 1962
37Bury, Mairi, Lady. 1954-1959, 1968
38Buten, Harry M.. 1952-1955
39Butler, Joseph. 1956-1957, 1963-1965
310Butman, Robert. 1958
311Byrne, James A.. 1954
312 "C" miscellaneous.1964, 1974
313Cabot, Thomas D.. 1963
314Cadwalader, Margaret [Mrs. John]. 1950, n.d.
315Caetani, Marguerite. 1947, n.d.
316Cahill, Joseph H.. 1944, 1954-1966, n.d.
317Callanan, William M.. 1947, 1955
318Callaway, Paul, 1909-. 1956
319Callimachi, Anne-Marie Vacaresco, Princess. 1948, n.d.
320Cameron, Roderick. 1953-1967, 1974
321Canaday, John, 1907-. 1954, n.d.
322Canevaro, Lele and Terry [Duke and Duchess]. 1958
323Cantelli, Guido. 1949
324Capers, Roberta M.. 1964
325Carew, Lord [Billie]. 1952
326Carey, Ted. 1958
327Carpenter, Mrs.. n.d.
328 Carraciolo, Adolfo.1960-1961
329Carritt, David. 1949-1961, 1973-1974
330Cartalis, Constantine. 1959
331Carter, John. 1956
332Case, Margaret. 1959-1966, n.d.
333Castle-Brown, L.. 1959
334Castlerosse, Viscount. 1938
335Catchpole, Hubert R.. 1949-1963
336Cates, Ann [Mrs. Joseph Miller Hillbish]. 1954
337Cates, Clifton B. (Clifton Bledsoe), 1893-1970. and Jane.1949-1950, 1956
338Cates, Louis S.. 1958
339Catherwood, Cummins. 1941, 1951-1968
340Cavanagh, John. 1953
341Cavendish, Mary [Mrs. George S. G.]. 1955
342Cecchi, Dario. 1950, 1959, 1961, n.d.
Central Remedial Clinic of Ireland.

343 Chalie Amatyakul. Note and voided check.1946
Chamberlain, Dr. Charles L. Re Urn-Thomson [original cross-reference].

344Chandlee, Will. 1961-1962
345Chapin, Katherine Garrison, 1890-1977. 1951-1961
346Chaplin, Charles C. G., 1906-. and Louise.1955, 1962, n.d.
347Chaplin, Clarissa. 1956
348Chapman, Bobsy Goodspeed [Mrs. Gilbert W.]. 1956, 1963, n.d.
349Chase, David. 1964-1965
350Chase, Lucia.

1946-1947, 1955, 1958
351Chatwin, Bruce. 1963-1965
352Chavchavadze, Elizabeth [Princess]. 1957, n.d.
353Chelo, Jean.

354Cheston, E. Calvert. and Nancy.1953-1959
355Cheston, George M.. and Peggy.1961, 1965
356Cheston, Mrs. Radcliffe. 1950
357Chichester-Clark, Robert. 1959-1953
358Childers, M. A. [Mrs. Erskine]. 1939-1945
359Chisholm, Hugh. 1955
Cholmondeley, Marchioness of

360Christensen, Vera [Mrs. Andrew].

361Christie, Robert Alexander. 1945
362Christopher, William. 1950
363Chrysler, Walter P. (Walter Percy), 1909-. 1952-1955
364Cicogna, Anna Marie [Countess]. 1960-1965, 1971
365Ciro, Giuliano. 1951
366Clark, Mrs. Blair. 1954
367Clark, Elizabeth Winifred "Jane".

368Clark, George Roberts. and Mary.1954-1963
369Clark, Joseph S.. and Noel.1953-1959
370Clark, Kenneth, 1903-. Incl. third-party.

1940, 1950, 1971-1972, n.d.
371Clark, Marjory B.. n.d.
372Clark, Pat [Mrs. Avery B.]. 1958-1964, n.d.
373Clarke, Rupert. 1950-1951
41Clifford, Henry. and Esther.

1946-1964, n.d.
42Coats, James. 1957, 1961
43Coats, Peter. 1962, 1971
44Cochrane, Desmond, Sir, 1918-1979. 1954-1966, 1971
45Cochrane, Marc. Incl. third party.1972
46Colefax, Sibyl, 1874-1950.

1939-1940, 1946, 1950, n.d.
47Coleman, Mariano G.. 1947, 1957, 1959, n.d.
48Colonial Williamsburg, Inc..

49Colonna di Cesaro, Duchess of. 1950, 1952
410Comstock, Helen.

411Connolly, Ann. 1960
412Connors, William. 1960
413 Conroy, Patrick, M.D. Note.1959
414Constable, W. G. (William George), 1887-. 1954
415Coogan, Fairfield G.. 1953
416Cooke, Dana J.. 1966
417Cooledge, Mrs. Harold N.. 1951
418Coolidge, Helen [Mrs. Harold Jefferson]. 1946-1956
419Coolidge, Helen [Mrs. Harold Jefferson]. 1957-1971
420Coolidge, John, 1913-.

1946-1954, n.d.
421Coolidge, John, 1913-. 1955-1966, n.d.
422Coombe, James. 1956-1957
423Cooper, Diana, Lady, 1892-. 1963
424Cooper, Douglas, 1911-. 1955-1956, 1961-1966, n.d.
425Cooper, Pam [Viscountess Ruthven of Canberra]. 1951-1964, 1973, n.d.
426Cooper, Patricia Tobin. 1954, n.d.
427Copeland, Lammot du Pont, Mrs. Incl. committee minutes and reports.

1950, 1956-1963
428Corse, Susan. 1953
429Cortes, Noel J.. 1952
430Costa, A.. 1952
431Coward, Noel, 1899-1973. 1957, n.d.
432Coward, Thomas R.. 1953
433Cowles, Chandler. 1954
434Crawford, Edith Kyle Harrison. 1962, n.d.
435 Crooke, Mr. and Mrs. William G. Note.1958
436Crosby, Bing, 1904-1977. 1950
437Crosby, Caresse, 1892-.

438Crowe, Philip K. (Philip Kingsland), 1908-. 1964-1968
439 Crowe, Stanley, Jr. Note.n.d.
440Crownover, David. 1952, n.d.
441Cruikshank, Burleigh, 1890-1982.

442Cullman, Marguerite [Mrs. Howard]. 1960
443Cummings, Walter J., Jr.. 1963
444Cummings, Willard C.. 1961
445Cummins, Nicholas C.. 1958
446Cunningham, Charles C.. 1949, 1960-1961
447Cunningham, W. J.. 1943, n.d.
448Currier Gallery of Art. 1949
449Curtis, Isobel. 1961, n.d.
450Cuthbert, Toni. 1961
51 "D" miscellaneous.1950, 1955, 1964
52Daber, Jacques. 1961
53Daffron, Tina. 1954
54Daheyne, Edna. 1949-1950
55Dale, Chester, b. 1883. 1950
56Daly, Colonel [?]. 1952
57Daly, Diana. 1953-1969
58Daly, John J.. 1962
59Dangers, Benham C.. 1961
510Danielian, Leon, 1920-. 1954
511Daniels, David. 1951, 1954, 1966
512Darrell, Mary [Mrs. Norris]. 1954-1964
513Darwin, Robert.

514D'Assia, Enrico. 1954
515Davidova, Miss [?]. 1954
516 Davis, Allan. Note.1956
517Davis, Richard S.. 1954, 1956, 1964, n.d.
518Dayton, Alice. 1966-1967
519De Baglion, Jean. 1954, 1961
520De Beaumont, Henri. 1964
521De Becker, Renee. 1951, 1958
522De Berckemeyer, Fernando. and wife. Incl. third-party.1961, n.d.
523De Braux, Georges. 1954
524De Camp, R[odney?]. 1943
525De Elek, Pierre. 1962
526De Keller, Barbara [Mrs. Guy]. 1967-1974
527De Menil, John. 1951
528De Montferrier, Florence. 1947, n.d.
529De Rham, Richard D.. 1943-1944
530De Rittberg, Theodore. 1955
531De Schauensee, J. Maximilien. 1954-1961
532Della Gherardesca, Flavia Theodoli, Countess. 1955
533Denison, J. Morgan. 1963
534Denney, Anthony, 1913-1990.

535 Devonshire, Duchess of. Note.1967
536Dewey, Nancy [Mrs. Peter]. 1946-1950, n.d.
537Dexter, Mrs. Sidney B.. 1947
538 D'Harnoncourt, Rene, 1901-1968. Note.n.d.
539Dias, Antonio. 1957
DiBassiano, Princess.

540Dick, Mrs. Langhorne Bullitt. 1954
541Dick-Lauder, Alice. 1950-1952
542Dilks, John Hyland. 1947
543Dilks, W. Howard. 1961, n.d.
544Dillingham, Louise [Mrs. Walter]. 1954, 1961
545Dix, George E.. 1956-1966
546Donaldson, Bridie. 1962
547 Donas-Botto, Joao. Note.1954
548Dooley, Nan. 1960, 1963, n.d.
549Doria, Sonia, Princess. 1963
550Dorrance, John T.. 1954
551Doucette, Rachel. 1961
552Dowling, Robert. 1953, n.d.
553Downes, Olin, 1886-1955. 1952
554Downs, Donald. 1960
555Downs, Katherine Dunker Bowen [Mrs. T. McKean]. 1961
556Drake, Constance [Mrs. Thomas E.]. 1950-1951
557Drake, Thomas E. (Thomas Edward), 1907-. 1951-1952, n.d.
558Draper, Barbara [Mrs. William]. 1963-1966, n.d.
559 Draper, Eben. Note.n.d.
560Drew-Bear, Jessie [Mrs. J. Henderson]. 1959
561Duane, Morris. 1948
562Ducrot, Mrs. Enrico. 1961, n.d.
563Duff, Michael. Incl. third party.1951-1956
564Dufferin and Ava, Maureen Constance Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, Marchioness of. 1952-1973, n.d.
565Dulles, Gweneth. 1955
566Dulles, Lillian Ewing [Mrs. Heatly C.]. 1963
567Dumreicher, Hugo. 1959
568Dunbar, Philip. 1953
569Dunsany, Sheila. 1961-1970
570Du Pont, Bunnie [Mrs. Nicholas R.]. 1964
571Du Pont, Mrs. Hallock. n.d.
572Du Pont, Mrs. Henry Belin. n.d.
573Du Pont, Henry Francis, 1880-1969. 1950-1968, n.d.
574Du Pont, Pierre S.. 1949-1952
575Dwier, W. Kirkland. 1949
61 "E" miscellanous.1965, n.d.
62Eastman, John, Jr.. Incl. third party.1964-1965
63Eastwick, Susan [Mrs. Joseph L.]. 1962, n.d.
64Eaton, Quaintance. 1955-1956
65Ede, James. 1949
66Edmunds, Frances R. [Mrs. S. Henry]. 1956
67Edwards, Ariel M. [Mrs. Frederick Charles]. 1963-1966
68Edwards, Laura P. [Mrs. D. A.]. 1947
69Eisendrath, William N., Jr.. 1960, 1963
Elder, William Voss

610Elkins, Liza [Mrs. William]. 1950
611Elmslie, Kenward. 1960
612Elting, Mrs. Winston. 1957
613Ely, Bettie [Mrs. Van Horn]. 1954, 1965
614Ely, Gertrude S.. 1950-1957, n.d.
615Engel, Lehman, 1910-. 1952
616Enniskillen, Nancy, Countess of. 1970
617Erffa, Helmut von, 1900-1979. 1943
618Eshleman, Balloch [Mrs. Benjamin]. 1962, 1965, n.d.
619Etchenique, Carlos. 1961
620Ettes, Paul W.. 1952
621Etting, Emlen, 1905-..

622Etting, Gloria Braggiotti.

1947-1965, n.d.
623Etting, Gloria Braggiotti. "Philadelphians Abroad" and other writings.

1952-1956, 1966
624Eutaxias, Lambros. 1962
625Evans, Rebecca (Winsor). and Ellen Winsor.1949
Evans, Richard. [original cross-reference].

626Everly, Cecil. 1961-1965
627Ewing, Caroline McFadden [Mrs. John K.]. 1944-1962
628Exercycle of Philadelphia, Inc.. Incl. rental agreement.1948
629Fahy, Everett. 1964-1965, 1972-1973
630Faraone, Dante. 1952
631Farr, Selena. 1952, 1956
632Faure, Louise. 1962
633Feeney, Owen. 1945
634Feigen, Richard L., 1930-. 1961
635Feilchenfeldt, Marianne.

636Feldman, Emma. 1955
637Ferrer, Jose.

638Ferry, Anne. 1958
639Ferry, Rose. 1948
640Feuillatte, Nicolas. 1962, 1967
641Fineshriber, Mae W. [Mrs. William H.]. 1951-1958
642Finn, Gloria S. (Gloria Spelman). Incl. exhibition catalogue.1961-1962
643Firkusný, Rudolf, 1912-. 1954, 1962
644Fisher, Mrs. E. Monroe. 1955, 1958
545Fisher, Gladys Washburn, 1900-. 1955
646Fitzgerald, Desmond John. 1960, 1962, 1971
647Fitzgerald, Violet [Mrs. Derek]. 1958
648Fizdale, Robert.

649Flath, Ted. 1957
650Fleisher, Janet. 1963
650Fleishman, Julius. 1959-1962
652Fleming, John. 1949, 1962-1963
653Flynt, Henry W.. 1957
654Fonda, Afdera. 1961-1962, n.d.
655Fonteyn, Margot, Dame, 1919-. 1957, n.d.
656Forbes, Edward Waldo..

657Forbes, Elisabeth [Mrs. Reginald D.]. 1954
658Fosburgh, James W.. 1947, 1959
659Foster, Mary T. [Mrs. Howard A.]. 1953
660Foster, Newton S.. Incl. Hajji Baba Club member list.1962
661Fould-Springer, Max. 1963
662Foulke, Claire [Mrs. Edwin]. 1961
663Foulke, Louisa [Mrs. William G.]. 1960-1963
664Foulke, William G., 1912-. 1954
665Fourcade, Vincent. 1961
666Fourcade, Xavier. 1957
667Fowle, James. 1961
668 Fowler, Mrs. Harold. Note.1956
Fox, Milton.

669Frankfurter, Alfred M.. 1949-1950
670Fraser, Hugh A.. 1951-1952
671Frazier, Benjamin W. (Benjamin West). 1958
672Freedberg, S. J. (Sydney Joseph), 1914-. 1963
673Freeman, Frank. 1950-1956
674Frelinghuysen, George G.. 1954
675Fremont, Julie G. (Mrs. John C.). 1946, 1957
676Freund, Rudolf E.. 1950
677Friedlaender, Walter F., 1873-1966.

678Friez, Robert P.. 1944-1945

1954-1955, 1970, n.d.
680Fuller, Bradford. 1954-1955, 1961, n.d.
681Furlong, George. 1949-1951
71 "G" miscellaneous.1953-1954
72Gagne, Richard. 1962
73Gallagher, Anne. 1963
74Gamble, Frances. 1960
75Gardner, Roy Joseph. 1954
76Garfield, Zalmon H..

77Garland, Madge. 1953
78Garrett, Alice [Mrs. John W.]. 1937-1951
79Garrett, Ethel Shields Darlington. 1947-1973
710Garrett, Patrick. 1946-1947
711Garris, John, 1911-1949. 1947, 1949
712Gates, Mrs. Thomas S.. 1955
713Gaul, Arrah Lee. 1963-1964
714Gavares, Constance. 1945, 1947
715Gaynor, Donald. 1953
716Genung, Mrs. J. H.. n.d.
717Geraud, Marthe Louise (Jasa) [Mrs. Andre]. 1944-1965
718Gerdts, William H..

719Gerstley, Henry E.. 1955-1956
720Gesmar, Renee. 1962
721Geyelin, Cecily [Mrs. Emile C.]. 1964
722Gherardesca, Flavia della. 1963, n.d.
723Ghigo, Stratos. 1960, n.d.
724Gibbon, Maly [Mrs. John H.]. Corresp. w/ B. Wintersteen.1953
725Gibbon, Monk, 1896-. 1947
726Gielgud, John, Sir, 1904-. 1951
727Gifford, Virginia [Mrs. Edward S.]. 1953
728Gilbert, Roberta [Mrs. Jack C.]. 1961
729Gilmour, Geoffrey. 1958
730Gingold, Hermione, 1897-.

731Girouard, Mark, 1931-. 1962
732Glenville, Peter, 1913-1996. 1959
733Glover, Marion [Mrs. Charles C.]. 1955
734Golding, John. 1956, n.d.
735Gopal, Ram, 1917-. 1958
736Gore, St. John. and Priscilla. Incl. third-party.1962
737Gosselin, Thomas. n.d.
738Goth, Trudy. 1956
739Gould, Cecil. 1966
740Gowen, Sally [Mrs. James E.]. 1953-1962
741Gowrie, Sara, Countess of. 1952
742Grace, Nancy [Mrs. Charles B.].

743Graham, Fridolyn [Mrs. Thomas]. 1958
744Graham, Willard P.. 1954
745Grange, Thomas P.. 1954
746Gransden, Robert. 1950
747Grant, Michael. 1961-1962
748Grantley, Deirdre. 1963
749 Grate, Pontus. Note.n.d.
750Graves, Morris, 1910-. 1963-1964
751Gray, Christine Chambers [Mrs. Austin]. 1942
752 Grayson, Mr. Note.n.d.
753Green, J. Wilder. 1955, 1962
754Green, Samuel Adams. 1963-1964
755Green, Samuel M.. 1955, 1962
756Greenfield, Elizabeth [Mrs. Albert M.]. 1961
757Greenewalt, Mary Elizabeth Hallock, 1871-1950. 1949
758Greer, Michael.

759Gregory, James. 1961
760Grier, Harry D. M., 1914-1972. 1950-1951
761Griswold, Mrs. Frank T.. 1959
762Gross, Henry McCormick. 1958-1964
763Guarrera, Frank, 1923-. 1961
764Güden, Hilde. 1956
765Guinness, Desmond. 1957-1969, n.d.
766Guinness, [Elizabeth?] [Mrs. Dennis Robert]. 1959-1960
767Guthrie, Tyrone, Sir, 1900-1971. 1952, 1961
768 "H" miscellaneous.1953, 1968
769Hagerty, John. 1959, 1962
770Haines, Charles A.. 1953
771Halifax, Dorothy Evelyn Augusta Onslow, Lady of. Corresp. w/ Selina McIlhenny and H. S. Prentniss Nichols.1941
772Hall, Michael. 1959
773Hall, Roger. 1961, n.d.
774Halle, Helen [Mrs. Walter]. 1963-1964
775Halle, Kay. 1949, 1955, 1961, 1967
776Hamilton, Rodney. 1961-1962
777Hamilton, Yvonne [Mrs. Hamish]. 1952
778Hammond, Joan, Dame, 1912-. 1949
779Hampden, Walter, 1879-1955. 1950
780Hanfmann, George Maxim Anossov, 1911-. 1949
781Hardman, David. 1957
782Hare, Channing. 1956
783Hare, Susanna. n.d.
784Harney, John. 1963
81Harris, Harry A.. 1949
82Harrison, Barton. 1959
83Harrison, Frances [Mrs. Harry Waln]. 1953-1958
84Harrison, Marie Louise, 1880-1966. 1955-1956
85Harrod, Roy Forbes, Sir, 1900-. 1964
86Harry N. Abrams, Inc..

87Hartley, Neil C.. 1944-1966
88Hartt, Frederick. 1958
89Hartung, Robert L.. 1957
810Harvard University. 1956
811Harvey, Burlingame. 1954
812Haskell, Francis, 1928-.

813Haslam, Greville. 1947
814Haslip, Joan, 1912-. 1967, 1972-1973
815Hatch, John Davis. 1948
816Hatfield, Josie [Mrs. James S.]. 1961
817Hathaway, Calvin S.. 1962, 1964
818Haupt, Enid H.. 1961
819Havemeyer, John K.. 1958
820Hayes, Helen, 1900-. 1950-1953, n.d.
821Haynes, Raymond F.. 1955
822Hayward, Leland. 1961
823Hays, Annie B.. 1954, 1956
824Hazen, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H.. 1957
825Headfort, Elise, Marchioness of. 1961
826Headfort, Rose Boote Taylour, marchioness of, d. 1958. 1948-1952
827Headly, Dorothy [Mrs. John F.]. 1952
828Heeney, Mrs. Arnold. 1961
829Heinz, Drue. 1962
830Hely-Hutchinson, C.. 1947
831Hemmick, Monsignor. 1950, 1952
832Hendy, Philip, Sir, 1900-. 1950-1951, 1964
833Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum. 1949-1973, n.d.
834Henry, Julia [Mrs. T. Charlton]. 1953-1955, 1961-1964
Henry, Prince of Hesse.

835Herben, Caroline R.. 1955
836Herbert, Robert L., 1929-. 1955
837Heritage, Helen R..

838Herman, Robert. 1957-1958
839Hess, Elizabeth Hersey. 1961
840Heyl, Bernard. 1958
841Heyl, Wolcott McMaster. 1949
842Hill, Derek.

1950-1969, n.d.
843Hill, Ira L. (Ira Lawrence). 1950-1969, n.d.
Hill School. [original cross-reference].

844Hilty, Wendy.

845Hinchman, Margaretta Shoemaker, 1876-. 1952
846Hinkhouse, F. M.. 1963-1965, n.d.
847Hinks, R. P. (Roger Packman), 1903-1963. 1950-1963
Historic Charleston Foundation. [original cross-reference].

848Hitner, Mary Patton. 1954
849Hobhouse, Henry. n.d.
850Hocker, C. David. 1950
851Hodge, Thomas. 1953
852Hofer, Ernest. 1952
853Hofer, Philip, 1898-. 1949-1954
854Hoffman, Benjamin R.. 1950
855Hogan, Carroll. 1951
856Hohenlohe, Franz, Prinz zu, 1914-. 1972
857Hoiby, Lee. 1954
858Holland-Hibbert, W.. 1954
859Holmes, Marjorie [Mrs. Ronald]. 1963, 1968-1972
860Holt, Jean [Mrs. George]. 1961-1962
861Homann, Robert. 1952
862Honeyman, T. J. (Tom John), 1891-1971. 1950-1953
863Honour, Hugh. 1963-1964
864Hood, Ellen Gowen. Corresp. w/ B. Wintersteen.1952
865Hood, Richard. 1955
866Hood, Samuel. 1958, n.d.
867Hoopes, Clement. 1951
868Hornig, Edna E.. 1953
869Horwitz, Mrs. Orville [Natalie?]. 1958
870Houghton, Mrs. Crenshaw. n.d.
871Howard, Charles. 1962
872Howard, Mrs. Hubert. 1963
873Howard, Morton. 1953-1955, 1961-1964, n.d.
874Howard, Norah. 1956
875Howe, Catchpole. 1958
876Howe, Dorrie [Mrs. Charles]. n.d.
877Howe, Thomas Carr, 1904-.

1944, 1951-1961
878Howe, Thomas Carr, 1904-. and Charlotte.1960-1963, 1971
91Howland, Richard Hubbard. 1953-1960
92Hoyt, Natalie.

93Hull, Helen [Mrs. Lytle]. 1962, 1966
94Hulton, Mrs. Edward T.. n.d.
95 Humbert II, King of Italy, 1904-. Note.

96Hunneman, William C.. 1946
97Hunt, Alice. 1949
98Hupe, Mrs. Robert Strauss. 1947
99Hurgronje, Eleanor [Mrs. J. Snouck]. 1957
910Huston, Rikki [Mrs. John]. 1956, 1961-1962
911Hutchinson, Mrs. Joseph B.. 1960, n.d.
912Huxley, Julian, 1887-1975. 1954
913Hyde, Charles Cheney, 1873-1952. 1949
914Hyde, Henry. and Mimi.1947, n.d.
915Hyde, Lloyd. 1947, 1954-1961
916 "I" miscellaneous.1970-1971
917Ide, John Jay, 1891-1962. and Dora.1958-1959, 1965
918Idler, Julie. 1955-1957
919Ind, Phyllis [Mrs. Harold]. Incl. letters from Miranda Ind O'Connor.1940-1974, n.d.
920Inge, William. 1955
921Ingersoll, Harry. 1958
922Ingersoll, R. Sturgis (Robert Sturgis) b. 1891. and Anna. Incl. corresp. w/ B. Wintersteen.

1942, 1948-1963, n.d.
923Ironside, Robin. 1957
924Iselin, Mrs. Allston. 1955
925Istituto italiano di cultura. 1956
Italian General Consul. [original cross-reference].

Italian tailor. [original cross-reference].

926Ivella, Vittorio.

927Jackson, John W.. 1947-1949
928James Buchanan Foundation for the Preservation of Wheatland. 1951-1953
929James Buchanan Foundation for the Preservation of Wheatland.

930James Buchanan Foundation for the Preservation of Wheatland. 1957-1963
931James Buchanan Foundation for the Preservation of Wheatland. 1964-1975, n.d.
932Jacobs, Sophia Yarnall. 1956
933Jaffe, Michael, 1923. 1952
934Janis, Byron. 1963
935Jayne, Horace Howard Furness, 1898-. 1960
936Jefferson, Floyd W.. 1961
937Jeffords, Walter M.. 1953-1956
938Jeffress, Arthur. 1953
939Jellicoe, Patricia, Countess. 1948-1955, 1961, 1971-1973
940Jenkins, Newell. 1954-1963
941Jenks, John Story, 1876-1946. 1942-1943
942Jenks, Morton. 1940
943Jennings, Judith. n.d.
944Johnson, Alvin.

945 Johnson, Charles. Note.n.d.
946Johnson, George T.. 1943
947Johnson, Gerald. 1947
948Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-.

949Johnson, Lee. 1961-1962
950Johnson, Robert. 1956
951Joll, James. 1962
952Jones, Dexter. 1953
953Jones, Helene McIlhenny [Mrs. J. Hardy]. 1947
954Jones, John W. (John Wesley), 1907-.

955Jordan, John. 1962
956Judd, Carol [Mrs. Howard C.].

957Judd, Howard C.. 1962
958Jullien, Philippe. 1956-1964
959 "K" miscellaneous.1972
960Kapell, William, 1922-1953. 1953
961Kaufmann, Arthur C.. 1958
962Keep, Henry B.. 1958, 1962
963Keim, George. 1942, 1964
964Kellogg, Mr. and Mrs. Francis L.. 1947
965 Kelly, John. Note.1952
966Kelly, Laurence. 1958, 1961
967Kelsey, John. 1955
101Kenmare, Enid, Countess of. 1955-1956, n.d.
102Kessler, Mrs. A.. 1961
103Kidder, Alfred Vincent, 1885-1963. 1952, 1958
104Kieler, Gabrielle. 1972
105Kimball, Edwin Fiske.

1937, 1946-1955
106Kindig, Joseph, Jr..

107King, William Donald Ælian, 1910-. Incl. third-party.

108Kinross, Patrick. 1956, 1966, 1969
109Kirk, Mary Wallace. 1961
1010Kirstein, Lincoln, 1907-. Incl. third-party.1947-1968, n.d.
1011 Kittredge, Benjamin, 1900 or 1-1981. Note.n.d.
1012Kittredge, Carola de Peyster Kip, d. 1975. 1956, n.d.
Knight of Glin.

1013Knowles, Jack. 1964
1014Knox-Browne, May [Mrs. Alexander]. 1950-1951
1015Kornfeld, Albert. 1950-1951
1016Koutsoukellis, Basil C.. Letter to B. Wintersteen.

1017Kramer, Frank H.. 1957
1018Krewson, W. Stanleigh.

1019Krieger, E. T.. 1947
1020Kriza, John. 1955
1021Krock, Mrs. Arthur. 1962
1022Kuhn, Charles L..

1949-1959, 1963
1023Kyle, Adele. 1958
1024Kyle, F. Clason (Fleming Clason), 1929-. 1966, 1971, 1973
1025 "L" miscellaneous.1966, 1968
1026Laetitia (nee Pecci Blunt), Princess of Venosa. 1953
1027LaFarge, John. 1947, 1960
1028Laithwaite, Gilbert, Sir., 1894-. 1950-1951, n.d.
1029Lalaing, Suzanne, comtesse de.

1947-1950, n.d.
1030Lambe, Charles E.. 1949
1031Lambie, Joseph T.. 1944-1947, 1955
1032Lamont, Austin. 1960
Lampe, Catherine L. [original cross-reference].

1033Lancaster, Nancy. 1956-1964, n.d.
1034Lancaster, Osbert, Sir, 1908-. 1949, 1958
1035Landreth, Mrs. Rodney. 1961
1036Landsberg, Clinton. 1953, 1958-1959
1037Lane, Mills B. (Mills Bee), 1912-1989. 1966
1038Lanfranco, Mr.. 1953
1039Lasallis, Jane. 1961
Laurvig, Claus Ahlefeldt. [original cross-reference].

1040Lawrence, Peter. 1950
1041Leach, Henry Goddard, 1880-1970. 1953-1954
1042Leach, Richard P.. 1957
1043Leary, Sarah [Mrs. Fairfax]. 1960, 1963
1044Leavitt, David L.. 1957
1045Lee, Jean Gordon, 1916-. 1954
1046Lees-Milne, Avilde [Mrs. James]. 1955
1047Leggett, Hugh. 1953, 1955
1048Leicht, Mary M.. 1951-1952
1049Leigh, Vivien, 1913-1967. 1963
1050Leinster, Rafaelle Fitzgerald, Duchess of. 1947-1957, 1963
1051Leiter, Oatsie [Mrs. Thomas]. 1952-1956, 1966
1052Leitrim, Anne, Countess of.

1947-1962, n.d.
1053 Lerner, Frank. Note.1953
1054Leslie, Anita.

1947-1963, 1969, n.d.
1055Leslie, Bethel. 1952
1056Leslie, Desmond, 1921-. 1947
1057Leslie, John. 1946, 1957-1958
1058Leslie, Marjorie. 1951, n.d.
1059Leslie, Shane, 1885-1971. Incl. third-party.1947-1958, n.d.
111Levant, Oscar, 1906-1972.

1951, n.d.
112Levin, Herman, 1920-. 1956
113Levit, Herschel. 1950
114Levitt, I. M. (Israel Monroe), 1908-. 1957
115Lewis, Charles Pendleton. 1953
116Lewis, Clifford. 1959
117Lewis, John F., Jr.. and Ada. Incl. third-party.1941, 1964
118Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. Windsor. 1958
119Lewisohn, Margaret [Mrs. Samuel A.]. 1954
1110Licht, Fred, 1928-. 1956, 1960
1111Lieberson, Goddard, 1911-. 1964
1112Liechtenstein, Princess. 1956
1113Lindamood, Peter.

1954, n.d.
1114Lindsay, Patrick. 1963
1115Lindsay, Loelia, 1902-. 1955-1972
1116List, Gordon. 1958
1117Littlefield, William H.. 1952
1118Lloyd, Lallie [Mrs. H. Gates]. 1950-1963
1119Lloyd, Mrs. Malcolm. n.d.
1120Lloyd, Richard W.. 1940, 1944
1121Locher, Robert Evans, 1888-1956.

1122Lodge, John Davis, 1903-1985. 1957
1123Logan, Nedda [Mrs. Joshua]. 1962, 1964
1124Logothetis, Alexi. [International Yachting Inc.].n.d.
1125Londonderry, Edith Helen Vane-Tempest-Stewart, Marchioness of, 1879-1959. 1950-1959
1126Lorch, Dorothy F.. 1964-1965
1127Lord, James. 1953-1967
1128Louchheim, Stuart F.. 1954-1963
1129Loveless, M. W.. 1948
1130Lubbock, Peter. 1954, 1958
1131Lucas, E. Louise (Edna Louise), b. 1899.

1132Luciolli, Vittoria [Mrs. Giovanni]. 1959-1961
1133Ludington, Wright S.. 1961
1134Luling, Marina, Countess. 1959
1135Luther, Douglas. 1951
1136Lynch-Robinson, Henry. 1961
1137 Lyne, Mr. and Mrs. Henry, Jr. Ephemera.n.d.
1138Lynes, George Platt, 1907-1955.

1139 "M" miscellaneous.1967-1970
1140Mabon, Mary [Mrs. James B.]. 1949
1141MacBride, Russell H.. 1951
1142MacCrone, Edward E.. 1956
1143MacIntosh, W. James. 1961
1144Mackie, Jack P.. 1959
1145Mackintosh, Lorna. 1950-1954, n.d.
1146Maclay, Mrs. Robert Muir. 1961, 1963
1147MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-. 1963
1148Madeira, Crawford C.. 1959, n.d.
1149 Madeira, Jean. Notes.n.d.
1150Madeira, Patsy [Mrs. Louis C.]. 1954, 1957
1151Madeira, Percy C., Jr.. 1961
1152Magnuson, Torgil. 1950
1153Magriel, Paul David, 1906-. 1947, 1963
1154Mahoney, Michael. 1962
1155Majewski, Lawrence J.. 1957-1961
1156Mallet, John. 1951
1157Maloy, Richard. 1970
1158Marceau, Henri, 1896-1969.

1159Mann, Frederic R.. Incl. clippings and related correspondence.

1951, 1953
1160Mann, Sylvia. 1958, 1960
1161Mante-Proust, Mrs.. 1955
1162Marcus, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley. 1964
1163Mariano, Nicky di. 1948-1967
1164Marino, Emer. 1949
1165Markevitch, Igor, 1912-1983. 1957
1166Marreco, Anthony. 1962-1963, 1970
1167Marshall, Brooke. 1940, n.d.
1168Marshall, Hugh. 1958
1169Martin, George F.. 1954
1170Martindale, Helen B.. 1962
1171Marvel, Gee [Mrs. Josiah]. 1962-1963
1172Marvel, Marguerite. 1961
1173Maude, Hugh. 1937, 1946-1947
1174Mayor, A. Hyatt (Alpheus Hyatt), 1901-. 1951
1175McAlpin, David H.. 1963
1176McBey, Marguerite. 1961, 1965
1177McCall, Virginia. 1954
1178McCallum, Ian. 1956, 1962-1967
1179McCarty, Bill. 1963
1180McCloskey, Matthew Henry, Jr. (1893-1973). 1963
1181McConnell, A. J. (Albert Joseph). 1954
1182McCormick, Chauncey. 1950, n.d.
1183McCormick, Patrick. 1959-1963
121McCracken, Robert T.. 1954, 1959
122McCray, Porter A.. 1950
123McDonald, Frank. 1963
124McDouall, Robin, 1908-. 1954, 1964-1968
125McGuire, Edward A.. 1952
126McHarg, Ian L.. 1962
127McIlhenny, Francis Salisbury. 1949-1971
128McIlhenny, George N.. 1963
129McIlhenny, Helen J.. 1964
1210McIlhenny, Polly. 1954
1211McIlhenny, Ruth. 1962
1212McIlhenny, Walter S.. 1957-1965
1213McIntosh, William Grey. 1960-1963
1214McKay, Alexandra [Mrs. Robert]. 1965, 1974-1975
1215McKean, Margaret Sargent. 1950
1216McKenna, Dorothea. 1963
1217McKenzie, Hamish. 1961, 1966
1218McKinnon, James. 1964
1219McLanahan, Alexander. and Frances.1949, 1957, 1961
1220McLean, Clare [Mrs. Robert]. 1963
1221McNeil, Robert L. Jr.. 1964
1222McPherson, John W.. 1950-1958
1223McShain, John, 1898-1989. 1961
1224Mellen, Constance L.. 1962, n.d.
1225Menotti, Gian Carlo, 1911-.

1226 Menuhin, Yehudi, 1916-. Note.n.d.
1227Menzies, Angus.

1228Menzies, Angus. 1955-1960
1229Menzies, Angus. 1961-1969
1230Menzies, Hetty [Mrs. Frederick]. 1945, 1954, 1960-1962
1231Menzies, Winifred MacIntosh [Mrs. Robert]. 1951
1232Merrill, Mrs. E.. 1963
1233Messel, Oliver, 1904-1978. 1959, 1962, n.d.
1234Messinesi, Despina. 1963
1235Metcalfe, Alexandra Curzon, Lady, 1904-1995. 1958
1236Metcalfe, Linda. 1963, n.d.
1237Meyer de Schauensee, [Wilhelmina] (Mrs. Rodolphe). 1951-1961, n.d.
1238Miller, Mrs. Gilbert. n.d.
1239Miller, Samuel C.. 1962
1240Millili, Anthony T.. 1963
1241Millward, Peter Pitt. 1962
1242Minet, Marcelle. 1955-1956
1243Mirick, Marion [Mrs. Henry Dustin]. 1954
1244Mitchell, Austin A.. 1947
1245Mitchell, Dayton T. V.. 1943-1950
1246Mitchell, G. F.. 1954
1247 Mitchell, John K. Note.n.d.
1248Moe, Henry Allen, 1894-1975. 1948
1249Moffo, Anna. 1963, 1967
1250Moltke, Mab, Countess. 1956
1251Molyneux, Edward. 1955, n.d.
1252Mongan, Agnes.

1938-1942, 1947-1965
1253Mongan, Elizabeth. 1954
1254Monod, Elizabeth [Mrs. Robert]. 1955
1255Montgomery, Peter. 1961-1968
1256Montgomery, R. Alexander. 1954
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. [original cross-reference].

1257Moon, Peter.
1258Moore, Alexandra [Mrs. Benjamin]. 1950-1954, n.d.
1259Moore, Armitage. 1951
1260Moore, Jerry P.. 1964
1261Moore, Lamont. 1950-1956
1262Moore, Mrs. Paul. 1952
1263Moore, Stella [Mrs. Matthew T.]. 1961-1962, n.d.
131 Morgan, Mrs. Caresse Crosby. Note.1955
132Morgan, Frances [Mrs. Randal]. 1949, 1954-1955, n.d.
133Morgan, Joseph. 1965
134Morris, Billie [Mrs. Herbert C.]. 1950-1962, n.d.
135Morrow, Charles. 1959
136Mortimer, Peg [Mrs. Edward]. 1960
137Moskowitz, Ira. 1962
138Moyne, Lord. 1952
139Munch, Charles, 1891-1968. 1957
1310Munson, Townsend. and Kai.1954
1311Murdock, J. Ernshaw. 1958
1312Murtagh, William. 1963, 1966, 1971
1313Muzenic, Alexander Nicolas. 1953
1314Nathan, Peter. 1955
1315Naylor, Thomas F.. 1965-1966
1316Neff, Joseph. and Janet.1956
1317Nehru, B. K. (Braj Kumar), 1909-. 1961
1318Ness, J. Earl, Jr.. 1953
1319Newberry, John S. (John Stoughton), 1910-1964. Incl. exhibition catalogue.

1937-1942, 1947-1964, n.d.
1320Newbold, Theodore T.. 1961
1321Newman, Arnold, 1918-. 1951
1322Newton, Caroline, 1893-.

1323Nicholson, Ben, 1894-. [?]1940
1324Nickel, Karl. n.d.
1325Nicoloudis, Constantine.

1958, 1963, n.d.
1326Nicolson, Benedict. n.d.
1327Nightingale, Mrs. John T.. 1961-1962
1328Niscemi, Mrs. Conrad [Princess]. and Prince Niscemi.1955-1961
1329Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-.

1330Noailles, Charles, vicomte de. 1960
1331Noble, Henry H., Jr.. and Elsa.1954
1332Nolan, Bennett. 1954-1955
1333Nolli, Bernard. 1963
1334Nordlinger, Gerson, Jr.. 1959
1335Nordness, Lee. 1960-1963
1336Nordoff, Paul, 1909-. n.d.
1337North, Neil D.. 1957
1338Northampton, Lord and Lady. n.d.
1339Northrop, George Norton, 1880-1964. 1954
1340Nostitz, Elisabeth, Countess. 1967
1341Novotny, Fritz, 1902-. 1951
1342Nuti-Pucci, Nicoletta. 1963, 1974
1343 "O" miscellaneous.1968
1344Odell, Glendon T., Jr.. 1954-1955, 1962
1345O'Higgins, Patrick. 1952-1967
1346O'Higgins, William. 1963
1347O'Keefe, Thomas P.. 1949-1963
1348O'Keefe-Browning, Daniel. 1950, n.d.
1349O'Kelly, Dominic. 1958
1350Oliviere, Assunta. 1948-1950
1351O'Malley, Mary. 1952
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-

1352O'Neill, Daniel.
1353O'Neill, Jean [Mrs. Terence]. 1957, 1968, 1972, n.d.
1354Opie, John Lindsay. 1965
1355Orlandi, [Mr. unidentified]. n.d.
1356Ormandy, Eugene, 1899-1985.

1952-1962, 1967, 1969
1357Orr-Ewing, John. 1949-1950
1358 Orselli, Raimonda. Note.1956
1359Ortlepp, William H.. 1951
1360Ortona, Julia [Mrs. Egidio]. 1960-1961, 1971
1361Osberg, Honore. 1955, 1959
1362Osborne, Diana [Mrs. Alexander Perry, Jr.]. 1947-1948
1363Osusky, Paula. 1962
1364Ottesen, Fredrich L.. 1964
1365Otto, Celia Jackson. 1960
1366Ovens, Robert M.. 1938-1941, 1950, n.d.
1367Oxley, David. 1954
141 "P" miscellaneous.1969, 1974
142Packard, George R.. 1953
143Packard, Mildred [Mrs. John H.]. 1942, 1953-1956, 1962
144Paley, Barbara [Mrs. William S.]. 1959, 1961
145Pallavicino, Beatrice Vicino (Countess). 1952
146Palmer, Patsy [Mrs. Timothy]. 1956, n.d.
147Palmstierna, Jacob. 1956
148Paray, Paul, 1886-. 1953
149Pardos, John. 1961
Parker, Dehra.

1410Parker, MacRae, Jr.. 1964
1411Parker, William. 1952
1412Parsons, Bridget, Lady. 1954-1957
1413Pasquale, Vincent J.. 1967-1968, n.d.
1414Patterson, Mrs. George Stuart. 1949-1962
1415Patterson, William C.. 1955
1416Pawson, Anthony J.. 1953-1962
1417Payne, Barbara [Mrs. Frederick B.]. 1955
1418Peale, Norman Vincent, 1898-. 1956-1957
1419Pearson, Dorothy, T.. 1960
1420 Pease, James. Note.n.d.
1421Pecci-Blunt, Cecil, Count. 1955-1956
1422Pecile, Jordan. 1963
1423Peckitt, Mimi [Mrs. Godfrey M.]. 1959
1424Pell, Claiborne, 1918-. 1955
1425Pendar, Kenneth. 1954-1957
1426Penrose, Boies, 1902-1976. 1959-1963
1427Penrose, Roland, Sir. 1952
1428Perlin, Bernard, 1918-. 1963
1429Perry, Lionel. 1955, 1972
1430Peters, Harry T., Jr.. 1947, 1953-1961
1431Peterson, Howard C.. 1962
1432Petiet, Henry P., Baron. 1952-1954
1433Petit, Roland. 1950
1434Pew, J. Howard (John Howard), 1882-1971. 1951, 1961
1435Phillips, Edna. n.d.
1436Phillips, John Marshall, 1905-1953. 1950-1953
1437Phipps, Anne. n.d.
1438Pierce, John B.. 1956
1439Pierrepont, Nancy [Mrs. John]. 1954-1956, 1961
1440Piguet, Moreschina [Mrs. Georges]. 1964
1441Pitcairn, Raymond, 1885-. 1954
1442Pittman, Hobson, 1900-. 1952-1962
1443Plant, John. 1959-1962
1444Plass, Margaret, 1886-1990. 1958, 1960, n.d.
1445Pleasant, Richard, 1909-1961. 1958
1446Pleydell-Bouverie, Mrs. David. 1951
1447Plumer, Catherine. 1943-1945, 1951-1956
1448Plumer, Davenport. 1952-1954
1449Plunket, Aileen [Mrs. Brinsley]. 1947-1950
1450Plunket, Pamela [Mrs. Benjamin]. 1950, n.d.
1451Plunkett, Sheila [Mrs. Randall]. 1952-1956
1452Poe, Marie. and Edgar A. ["Uncle Pete"]1946-1954, 1962-1966
1453Polignac, Jean de. 1950, n.d.
1454Ponsonby, Mary. 1958
1455Pope, Arthur Upham, 1881-1969.

1456Pope, John Alexander, 1906-. and Annmarie.1961-1962, 1970
1457Pope-Hennessy, John Wyndham, Sir, 1913-. and James.1947, 1953-1963
1458Porter, Cole, 1891-1964. 1953
1459Porter, Lucy Kingsley.

1927, 1929, 1935-1937
1460Porter, Lucy Kingsley. 1938-1939
1461Porter, Lucy Kingsley.

1940-1942, 1948-1956, n.d.
151Post, James. 1955
152Pot and Kettle Club. 1941
153Pottstown Historical Society. 1954
154Poulsen, Vagn, 1909-1970. 1952-1953
155Praz, Mario, 1896-. 1952
156Prentice, Joan. n.d.
157Presbyterian Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.). 1954
158Preston, Stuart. 1956
159Price, Ivie. 1957
1510Price, John S., III. 1955-1959
1511Price, Leontyne. 1961
1512Prizer, John B.. 1953-1954, 1964
1513Prokosch, Frederic, 1908-. 1951-1952, 1962, n.d.
1514Prouty, Roger. 1955
1515Pryce-Jones, Adrian. 1957
1516Pryce-Jones, Alan, 1908-. 1958, 1968
1517Pulitzer, Joseph, 1913-. 1942-1949, 1962, 1967
1518Pulitzer, Lulu [Mrs. Joseph]. 1955-1962, 1968
1519Putnam, Henry Mitchell. 1940, 1952
1520Putnam, Mrs. Henry Ware [Kate Davis Pulitzer]. 1942
1521Quesada, Mrs. Elwood R. [Kate Davis]. 1963-1964
1522Quilleret, Pierre. 1963
1523 "R" miscellaneous.1965-1975
1524Rainey, Froelich G. (Froelich Gladstone), 1907-. 1958-1959
1525Ralli, Fred. 1950
1526Ramiro Leao & Co..

1527Ramsay, John. and Caroline R.1943
1528Rasponi, Lanfranco. 1953, 1962-1968, n.d.
1529Rathbone, Perry Townsend, 1911-. and wife ("Rettles").

1948, 1953-1972, n.d.
1530Reas, [Chief Yoeman]. 1944
1531Redmond, Roland L.. 1954, 1958
1532Reed, Henry. 1951, 1955, 1969, n.d.
1533Reese, C. J.. 1952
1534Reeves, Martha de Haas. 1954
1535Renshaw, Michael. 1949-1950
1536Rewald, John, 1912-. 1950, 1953, 1959
1537Rice, Mrs. A. Hamilton. 1959
1538Rich, Daniel Catton, 1904-. 1950-1958
1539Rich, Eddie. 1954-1956
1540Rich, Frances. 1946-1950
1541Richards, Mrs. Nigel. 1949
1542Richardson, Edgar Preston, 1902-. 1950-1951, 1966
1543Richardson, John. 1959
1544Ridgway, Anthony W.. 1955
1545Ridpath, Johanna [Mrs. Robert F.]. 1957
1546Riis-Hansen, Vagn. 1954
1547Ripper, Rudolf Charles von, b. 1905. 1941
1548Robb, David B.. 1956-1957
1549Robb, Lynda Bird, 1944-. 1966
1550Roberti, Mary. 1952, 1955, 1961
1551Roberts, Alice D.. 1954
1552Roberts, George, 1900-. and Mary.

1954-1962, n.d.
1553Roberts, Isabel [Mrs. Laurance P.]. 1946-1959, 1968
1554Roberts, Louise [Mrs. Bayard]. 1954, 1956, 1964
1555Roberts, Elsie [Mrs. Owen]. 1955
1556Robinson, Edward G..

1557Robinson, Fred. 1963
1558Rockefeller, Jeannette E. [Mrs. Winthrop]. 1963
1559Rockefeller, John D. (John Davison), 1874-1960. and Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller, 1909-.1953-1954, 1961-1962
1560Roebling, Mary G. 1905-1994. 1952
1561Roerick, William, 1912-. 1955
1562Roger-Marx, Claude, 1888-. 1945-1952
1563Rogers, "Hebe" [Mrs. A. Chapin]. 1950, 1956-1957
1564Rogers, William. 1958
1565 Romano, [Mr. unidentified]1952
1566Roosevelt, Emily [Mrs. Nicholas G.]. 1955, 1958, 1966
1567Roper, Lanning.

1949-1950, 1955-1971
1568Rorem, Ned, 1923-. 1957-1958
1569Rorimer, James J. (James Joseph), 1905-1966. 1959-1962
161 Rosenbach, Philip H. (Philip Hyman), 1863-1953. Note.1952
162Rosenbaum, Samuel R.. 1958, 1961
163 Rosengarten, Mrs. A. H. Note.1959
164Rosengarten, Emily W. [Mrs. J. Clifford]. 1955
165Rosenwald, Lessing J. (Lessing Julius), 1891-1979. 1947-1959
166Ross, Marvin C. (Marvin Chauncey), 1904-.

1947-1956, 1963-1964
167Rosse, Laurence Michael Harvey Parsons, Earl of. Incl. third-party and Trinity College newsletters.

1954-1966, 1972
168Rossfeld, John M.. 1963-1964
169Rossmore, Paddy [Lord]. 1961, n.d.
1610Rotan, Mrs. Samuel P.. 1962
1611Rothenstein, John. 1954
1612Rothschild, Norman S.. 1962
1613Roubanis, Theodor. 1962-1964
1614Rousseau, Theodore, 1912-. 1956
1615Roxburghe, Mary, Duchess of. 1956-1963
1616Rubinson, Nathan. 1953
1617Runciman, Steven, Sir, 1903-. 1955-1971
1618Rupert, Mary Swift. 1953
1619Rushmore, Robert. 1954, 1968, n.d.
1620Russell, [Maud?]. 1957
1621Russell, Mrs. Gilbert. 1947, n.d.
1622Russell, Guy. and Sarah.1965, n.d.
1623Russell, James, 1920-. 1969
1624Russell, Martin. Incl. prints of paintings by Geo. Keyt.1949, 1961
1625Russell, Sarah [Mrs. Edwin F.]. 1961
1626Rust, David. 1954-1972
1627Rutherford, Georgine. 1952-1953
1628Ryan, "Nin" [Mrs. John Barry].

1629 "S" miscellaneous.1947, 1967, 1969
1630Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph), 1878-1965. and Meta.

1936-1954, n.d.
1631Sackville-West, V. (Victoria), 1892-1962.

1632Salisbury, Betty, Marchioness of. 1967, 1972
1633Salko, Samuel. 1962
1634Sanchez-Mesas, Victor. 1963
1635Sandrof, Morris. 1945, 1951
1636Sangster, Joann [Mrs. Harvey]. 1951
1637Sansó, Juvenal, 1929-. Incl. exhibition catalogue.1964
1638Santa Cruz, Victor, 1903 -. 1964-1965
1639Sargent, Malcolm, Sir, 1895-1967. 1955
1640Sassoon, Sybil, 1894-1989. 1955, 1957
1641Saunders, Dorothy Love [Mrs. Lawrence]. 1956
1642Saunderson, Mr. and Mrs. Alexander. 1951
1643Scheftel, Herbert. 1957
1644Schippers, Thomas. 1953, 1956, 1962
1645Schneidman, Peggy [Mrs. Milton]. 1963
1646Schoenbach, Sol. 1959
1647Scholle, Hardinge. 1949
1648 Schreyer, George S. Note.n.d.
1649Schuirman, Mrs. R. E.. 1961
1650Schwartz, Marvin D.. 1957-1963
1651Scott, Helen Hope [Mrs. Edgar]. 1956-1963
1652Scott, Hugh, 1900-. 1957
1653 Scott, Michael. Note.n.d.
1654Scott, Patrick. 1955
1655Scott, Robert Montgomery. and Helen Gay Elliot [Mrs. Scott].1962-1966
1656Scott, Victoria. 1954
1657Scott, William R.. 1956-1957
1658Scoville, O. Z. [Mrs. Herbert]. 1954-1958
1659Scull, Christine [Mrs. R. Barclay]. 1962
1660Searle, Alan. 1952
1661Selensky, Joseph. 1967-1969
1662Senesi, Alvaro. Senesi, Alvaro. Note.1956
1663Sermoneta, Marguerite, Duchess of. 1950-1957
1664Sharp, H. Rodney. 1956, 1961
1665Sharples, Joann. n.d.
1666Sharples, Laurence P. (Laurence Price), 1891-1976. 1963
1667Sharples, Philip T.. 1956, 1961
1668Shaw, James C.. 1951-1956
1669Shaw, Lois [Mrs. James F.]. 1948-1958, n.d.
1670Sheffield, Mrs. Reginald. 1968
1671Shepard, Amos. n.d.
1672 Sheridan, Clare. Note.n.d.
1673Sherlock, John. 1958-1959
1674Shoolman, Regina, 1909-. 1954
1675Shrubsole, S. J.. 1953
Siebert, Dr. R. J. [original cross-reference].

171Simbari, Nicola. 1961-1962
172Simmon, Mrs. F. E.. 1957
173Simmonds, Laurence M.. 1950
174Simpson, Mrs. N.. n.d.
175Sinkler, Carolyn. 1942
176Sinkler, Louise E.. 1951
177Sions, Louise Lux [Mrs. Harry]. 1961
178Sizer, Theodore, 1892-1967.. 1948
179Slatkin, Charles E. (Charles Eli), 1907-1977. 1955
1710Sligo, Denis Browne, 10th Marquess of, 1908-. 1954
1711Sloan, Robert Smullyan, b. 1915. 1946
1712Sloane, Elizabeth Hill. 1963
1713Smart, Alastair, 1922-. 1953
1714Smith, Barney and Company. 1967
1715Smith, Connie W.. 1963
1716Smith, Mrs. Cooper. 1960
1717Smith, Frank C., Jr.. 1939
1718Smith, Hazel Littlefield. 1947, 1962
1719Smith, James. 1957
1720Smith, Lawrence M. C. (Lawrence Meredith Clemson), 1902-1975. 1961
1721Smith, Louise [Mrs. Edward B.]. 1956
1722Smith, Oliver. 1951-1952, 1961
1723Smith, Robert C.. 1952-1958
1724Smithers, Dojean Otway [Mrs. Peter]. 1946
1725Smythington, Mrs.. 1956
1726Snellenburg, Harry, Jr.. 1955
1727Social Register Association (U.S.). 1956, 1962-1977
1728Sogno del Vallino, Anna. 1962
1729Sogno, Edgardo.

1730Solecki, Jan. 1948
1731Solov, Zachary, 1923-. 1953-1954
1732 Solymosy, Angela, Baroness. Third party corresp. only.

1733Somers, Kenneth. 1952
1734Sonnenberg, Benjamin, 1901-. 1961
1735Sowby, Cedric W., 1902-. 1947
1736Spaeth, Eloise. 1960
1737Spahr, Boyd Lee, b. 1880. 1953
1738Spalding, Mrs. Hobart Ames. 1955
1739Spector, Stephen. 1962
1740Spencer, Samuel, 1910-1997. and Dora.1942, 1951
1741Spender, Stephen, 1909-. 1955, 1963, 1965
1742Staempfli, Emily [Mrs. George]. 1957, 1967
1743Stafford, Kathleen. 1960
1744Stait, Walter. 1961
1745Stalcair-Stewart, [Charles?]. 1954
1746Stamatis & Co.. Incl. third party.

1747Stamm, Mrs. John Davies. 1955
1748Standen, Edith A.. 1947
1749Stassen, Harold Edward, 1907-. 1949-1950
1750Steber, Eleanor [Mrs. Edwin Bilby]. 1952
1751Steegman, John, 1899-1966. 1953
1752Stein, Yaro. 1952
1753Sterling, Charles, 1901-. 1962
1754Stern, Louis. 1950
1755Stewart, Anne Ide. 1956
1756Stewart, Antonio Y.. 1950
1757Stewart, Esther. 1952
1758 Stewart, Jerry. Note.1964
1759Stewart, Susan B.. 1961
1760Stockwell, David. 1949, 1951, 1960-1961
1761Stokes, J. Stogdell. 1942, 1945
1762Stokes, May Margaret Egan.

1763Stokes, Mrs. Morris. 1951
1764Stokowski, Leopold, 1882-1977. 1960-1963
1765Stout, George. 1958
1766Straus, J. Pennington. 1947
1767Strausz-Hupé, Robert, 1903-. 1950-1965
1768Strawbridge, Mrs. Francis R.. 1946-1947, n.d.
1769Strawbridge, Frederic H., Jr.. 1951, 1954
1770 Strawbridge, George. Ephemera.n.d.
1771Stuart, Ian.

1772Stuempfig, Walter, 1914-1970. 1956, 1959
1773Sturgis, Marion Harry. 1949
1774Stux-Rybar, Valerian. 1958-1962
1775Sunkler, Gunter. 1963
1776Supplee, Henderson, Jr.. 1956
1777Sweeney, Barbara.

1778Sweeney, James Johnson, 1900-. and Laura.

1949-1953, 1962-1963
1779Sweeney, R. M.. 1959
1780Swetzoff, Hyman Wulf, 1920-1968. 1962
1781Symington, J. Fife, Jr.. and Arabella.1961
1782 "T" miscellaneous.1966-1971
1783Taggart, Ross E.. 1958
1784Talbot, Dorothy [Mrs. L. James]. 1956
1785Talbot, Milo [Lord Talbot de Malahide]. 1964
1786Talbot, Rose, Lady. 1956-1967
1787Talbott, Peggy [Mrs. Harold]. 1947
1788Talleyrand, Heli, Duke de. 1956
1789Tandy, Jessica. 1947, 1958
1790Tate, Mrs. James H. J.. 1962
1791Tavender, Augusta S.. 1954
1792Taylor, David. 1961
1793Taylor, Millicent, Lady. 1954
1794Taylor, Suzanne [Mrs. Samuel]. 1963
1795Teague, Howard K.. 1955, 1961
1796Tennant, Robina. and Veronica.1949-1951
181Thacher, John S..

182Thacher, Mrs. Thomas D.. 1947, 1954-1955
183Thayer, Mrs. John B.. 1950
184Thebom, Blanche. 1956
185Thompson, G. David, d. 1965. 1956
186Thompson, Grace. and Ethyl.1953-1954
187Thomson, Virgil, 1896-. 1956
188Tilghman, Frances F..

189 Time Magazine. Note.1949
1810Tine, Mr. and Mrs. Jacques. 1964-1965
1811Tomacelli, Riccardo. 1956
1812Tommaso, Buttarini. 1949
1813Toomey, Gertrude. 1947, 1962
1814Tourel, Jennie [Mrs. Harry Gross]. n.d.
1815Town & country.

1816Trapp, Frank Anderson. 1957
1817Tree, Marietta [Mrs. Roland], 1917-. 1958
1818Troth, Celeste Heckscher [Mrs. Edward Osborne]. 1950, 1952
1819Trump, Robert T.. 1961, 1968
1820Tull, Thomas S.. 1965
1821Tunnard, Christopher. 1952
1822Tunnard, Peter. 1952, 1961
1823Turner, Charles, 1921-. 1953-1968
1824Turner, Dale M.. n.d.
1825Turner, Percy Moore. 1937
1826Tweed, Harrison, 1885-1969. 1951-1956
1827Tyson, Barbara [Mrs. Charles R.]. 1941, 1963
1828Tyson, Helen R..

Umberto, King of Italy.

1829United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities. 1940
1830United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation. 1940, 1942
1831Valenti, Vincenzo. 1949-1950
1832Valentine, Joy Drew-Bear [Mrs. E. Miles]. 1954, n.d.
1833Van Alen, Betty [Mrs. William L.]. 1945, 1958, n.d.
1834Van Alen, James. and Candy.1957
1835Van Beuren, Archbold. and Peggy.1945, 1953, 1955
1836Van Dusen, Lewis Harlow. 1953, 1955, 1962
1837Van Roijen, Mrs. Robert D.. 1962, n.d.
1838Vanneck, Alexander. 1948
1839Vauclain, Myra [Mrs. Jacques]. 1947
1840Vertova, Luisa.

1841Vidal, Yves. 1959-1962, n.d.
1842Vincent, William. and Elizabeth.n.d.
1843Virch, Claus, 1927-. 1962
1844Visconti, Simonetta, Countess. 1952
1845Visson, Assia. 1949, 1951
1846Vogel, Annie.

1847Vogel, Mr. and Mrs. Irving Horace. 1954
1848Vogue. 1951
1849Volpi, Anna Maria Cicogna, Contessa. 1959
1850Vondrak, Michael E.. 1953
1851Von Hoerschelmann, Alexander. Annotated business card.n.d.
1852Von Moschzisker, Bertha. 1952
1853Voorhees, Theodore. 1955
1854Vreeland, Tim. n.d.
1855 "W" miscellaneous.1963-1972, n.d.
1856Wainwright, Nicholas Biddle. 1949, 1954
1857Wakehurst, Lord and Lady. 1953-1954
1858Walderdorff, Harriet, Countess. Incl. postcards.1953, 1962-1974, n.d.
1859Walker, John, Dec. 24, 1906-.

1958, 1962
1860Wall, Betty [Mrs. Patrick]. 1951, n.d.
1861Wallace, Ruth. 1951
Wallis, G. P. Dudley. [original cross-reference].

1862Wallis, James T..
1863Walsh, Evelyn [Mrs. Brendan]. 1953, 1955, 1962
1864Walston, Catherine, 1916-1978. Incl. third party.

1865Walter, Mrs. John M.. 1953
1866Walton, William. 1947
1867Wanamaker, Beatrice [Mrs. Patterson]. 1957-1959
1868Ward, Francis Kingdon, 1885-1958. 1952-1955
1869Ward, Herman M.. 1961-1962
1870Ward, James. 1962
1871Warden, Mrs. Clarence A.. 1952-1958
1872Warner, Mrs. Irving. 1958-1961
1873Warren, Whitney. 1960-1961
1874Washburn, Gordon B. (Gordon Bailey) 1904-. 1954
1875Wasserman, Marion [Mrs. William Stix]. 1950, 1957, n.d.
1876Watkins, Franklin Chenault, 1894-1972. and Ida.

1948, 1958, 1964, 1969, n.d.
1877Watson, Francis. 1960-1961
1878Watters, Marlys. Incl. third party.1956
191Weber, Roger. 1958-1959, 1965
192Webster, Charles D.. and Natalie.1953-1963
193Webster, David. 1953
194Wehrli, René, 1910-. 1956
195Weida, Robert W.. 1947
196Weil, Richard K.. 1958
197Weldon, Sir Anthony, Bart.. Incl. third party.1951-1966
198Weldon, Sir Thomas, Bart..

199Weldon, Terrance. 1957
1910Weller, Margaret. 1950
1911Welsh, Edna [Mrs. C. Newbold]. 1955
1912Wendell, Marjorie P. [Mrs. James I.]. 1955-1956
1913Wenger, Bea [Mrs. Morris]. 1960-1961, n.d.
1914Westcott, Glenway. 1953, 1955, 1963
1915Wertheimer, [Ilka?]. 1954
1916Wertheimer, Otto. 1961
Westminster, Loelia Mary Grosvenor, Duchess of.

1917Westminster, Sally, Duchess of. 1967, 1972
1918Wetherill, Reeves. 1954, 1957
1919Wetherill, Ella A. Widener [Mrs. Cortwright]. 1963, 1966
1920Wharton, Frances [Mrs. Bayard]. 1956, 1959
1921Wharton, Henry. and wife.1955, 1957
1922Wharton, John. 1955-1956
1923Wheeler, Jane [Mrs. George Y.]. 1962
1924Wheelwright, Robert. and Ellen duPont.1946-1947
1925Whelen, Mrs. John. n.d.
1926Whitaker, William I.. 1960-1971
1927Whitbread, Humphrey. 1957-1967
1928White House Fine Arts Committee.

1929White, [Mrs. unidentified]. n.d.
1930Whitehouse, Mrs. Sheldon. 1952, 1963, 1967
1931Whitney, Betsey Cushing Roosevelt, 1908-. 1960, n.d.
1932Whitney, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Payne. 1956
1933Widener, George D.. 1949, 1957-1958
1934Wight, Frederick Stallknecht, 1902-. 1950
1935Wignall, Mrs. Anne. 1969
1936Wilburn, William C.. and Betsy.1947, 1955-1973
1937Wilburn, William K.. and Carol.1973
1938Williams, Mrs. A. L.. 1969, n.d.
1939Wilcox, Mark. 1952
1940Williams, Allie [Mrs. David E.]. 1957
1941 Williams, Carl. Note.1953
1942Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983. 1953-1959
1943Winchester, Alice.

Wilcox, G. L. [original cross-reference].

1944Wilson, Hugh. 1952, 1953
1945Wilson, John C.. 1955
1946Wilson, Peter. 1947, 1961-1962
1947Winkler, Jean-Claude. and Betty.1947, 1949, 1962, n.d.
1948Winsor, Curtin. 1954-1963
1949Wintersteen, Bernice McIlhenny.

1950Wintersteen, George Francis. Incl. third-party.1955-1961
1951Wintersteen, H. Jeremy. Incl. third-party.1953-1964
1952Wintersteen, H. Jeremy. Clippings from California newspapers re San Francisco exhibit.

1953Wintersteen, James McIlhenny. Incl. third-party.

1952-1961, 1970-1971, n.d.
1954Wintersteen, John, Jr.. Incl. third-party.1949-1958
201Wister, Caspar. 1955
202Wister, Frances. 1951-1955
203Wister, Owen. 1942
204Wolf, Edwin, 1911-. 1949, 1954
205 Wolfe, Beatrice. Note.n.d.
206Wood, Mrs. Horatio Curtis. 1956
207Wood, Michael. 1961
208Wood, William P.. and Mia.1958-1963
209Woods, Helen Hamilton [Mrs. Arthur]. 1953
2010Woods, William J., Jr.. 1947
2011Woodward, Shirley [Mrs. Stanley]. 1962-1963
2012Woodward, Mrs. William. n.d.
2013Woolsey, L. H.. 1944-1945
2014Wright, William C.. 1962-1963
2015Wrightsman, Jayne. and Charles B.1955-1973, n.d.
2016 Wyatt, Dick. Note.n.d.
2017Wyeth, Andrew, 1917-. and Betsy.1963
2018Wylie, Robert W.. and Ann.1951-1957
2019Wyndham, Violet [Mrs. Guy]. 1952-1953
2020Yacoubi, Ahmed. 1963-1964
2021 Young, Mrs. Stanley. Note.n.d.
2022Zantzinger, Mary Golden [Mrs. Alfred]. 1952
2023Zerbe, Jerome, 1904-. Incl. proof of magazine article.1966
2024Zieget, Julius. Third-party letter.

2025Ziegler, Margaret Plumer.

1951-1954, n.d.
2026Zimbalist, Mary Louise Curtis Bok, 1876-1970. 1955, n.d.
2027Zoppola, Countess di. 1951-1954, n.d.
2028Zorina, Vera. 1952
Zurich Museum [original cross-reference].

2029 [Various authors.] "Far East."

2030 [Various authors.] "San Francisco."

2031 [Various authors.] "South America."

2032 Various state representatives. Re museum funding.

2033 Various U.S. Congressman. Re Tax Reform Act of 1969 and charitable contributions.

Other mutliple authors.

2034 [Indecipherable]. [Austrian ambassador to U.S.].1969
2035 Unidentified. Re Dunrobin Castle, Scotland.1961
2036 [Unidentified, Helen?]. Re Reinhart, Oskar.

2037 [Unidentified], Jean.1949
2038 [Unidentified], Julie. Note.n.d.
2038 [Unidentified, Vi?].n.d.

Sub-subseries 2. Ireland

1931-1972, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Most of the correspondents in this sub-subseries resided or did business in County Donegal, and thereby suggest the surrounding community and its interactions with Glenveagh, McIlhenny's country estate in the northwest of Ireland. With many written during the early 1940s, their letters give voice to the ways of life necessitated by war. Many are letters of thanks to McIlhenny for sending items from America that were rationed or in short supply in Europe, particularly tea, as well as clothing, and occasionally money. McIlhenny appears to have donated regularly to many of the churches in the county, and corresponded with a number of the clergy, who kept him abreast of current local affairs. In particular are the letters of Fr. John Finnegan who apparently kept a close eye on Glenveagh, and would give brief reports on the conditions of the castle, the deer, and his conversations with some of the staff. Regarding the letter held together with tape, wartime censors snipped out the cleric's observations of allied armed forces. When Finnegan left the area, Fr. Alphonsus Sharkey appears to have picked up the correspondence with McIlhenny through the late 1950s. From his letters, he particularly enjoyed the trout fishing afforded by the lakes at Glenveagh. From the number of requests and expressions of gratitude sent by many others, Glenveagh also offered ideal forests for deer stalking.

This sub-subseries also contains a few letters with several employees at Glenveagh, including stalkers, groundskeepers, and two of his early agents, as well as with Americans planning to visit the estate. Other correspondence documents McIlhenny's dealings with various departments of the Irish government concerning issues such as importation, taxation and the purchase of deer. At issue in the correspondence of the Donegal Service Depot is whether McIlhenny should import a station wagon from the U.S. or purchase one made by the Henry Ford plant in Cork. In addition to matters such as customs regulations and duties discussed in the letters, the accompanying ephemera and photographs vividly illustrate automobile design and advertising of the early 1950s. It appears McIlhenny decided to have the Cork facility assemble his eight-seater, four-door wagon with solid mahogany panels.

A number of original folders contained more invoices than correspondence. Any letters of substance, that contained information other than an enclosed bill or acknowledgment of payment, were retained and filed in the "alphabet" folders created during processing. [See the "Arrangement" note at the collection level for a detailed explanation of the processing protocol determined for invoices.] Subject files conclude the sub-subseries and reflect the original folder identification.



2040 "A".1962-1963
Alex Reid & Lefevre Ltd.

2041Alexander, Ninid. 1944
2042Allen, Rev. Geoffrey. 1948, 1952, 1958
2043Allison, Harold A..

Sept. 1931-1941
2044Antiques. 1947-1949
2045Armagh, Most Rev. [unidentified], Lord Archbishop of. 1963
2046Boyle, Fr. Philip. 1954
2047Brosnan, Katie[?]. 1939
Browse, Lillian [original cross-reference].

2048Charington, J. A. P.. 1940
Chelcombe Apiaries.

2049Cochrane, Stanley B.. 1945-1946
2050Connaghan, Catherine. 1960, 1962
2051Crankshaw, Eric. 1940-1946
2052Crankshaw, Nellie.

1940-1945, n.d.
2053Crooks, [Louis W.?] Archdeacon of Raphoe. 1963
2054Cudahy, John, b. 1887. 1940
2055Cunningham, James.

2056Cunningham, Joseph.

1946-1948, 1962
2057Cunningham, S. Knox. 1942
2058Cunningham, Samuel. 1942
2059 "D".1947-1977, n.d.
2060Doherty, Annie. 1938-1940, 1952
2061Donegal Service Depot. Incl. third party.

2062Doogan, Hugh.

2063Doohan, James. 1940-1942
2064Dublin (Ireland). Custom House. 1940
2065Duggan, Nellie. 1963
2066 "E".1972
2067 "F".1965-1966
2068Falcarragh Development Association. 1962
2069Falcarragh Fife & Drum Band.

211Ferry, Mary.

212Finnegan, Fr. John. 1938-1943
213Franklin, Michael. 1965
214Frost, Stella. 1956
215Gallagher, Hannah. 1940-1941, 1950, 1953
216Gallagher, Kate. 1939, 1941
217Gamble, George. 1939-1941, 1947, 1959, n.d.
218Gamble, James. 1954-1956
219Gathorne-Hardy, G. M. (Geoffrey Malcolm), b. 1878. 1938-1939
2110Gibney, Frank.

2111Grove, [J. R. G.?]. 1941
2112Guckian, F. G.. 1956
2113Guiness, Eustace F.. 1945
2114 Harkins, Fr. Note.1952
2115Harris, William A.. Incl. furniture floorplan [of Glenveagh police barracks bldg.?] and invoices for car service.1937-1939, 1946-1961
2116Hart, L. R.. and Rosamond.1937-1942
2117Harvey, Rev. Dr. J. Gerald. 1938-1943, 1951
2118Henderson, Adam. 1951-1952
2119Hermon, [Corabel?] (Mrs. Richard O.). 1938-1942
2120Hermon, Richard O.. 1940-1947
2121House & garden.

1947. 1958-1959
2122Hughes, Nelson. Third-party letter.n.d.
Hyams, Edward, 1910-1975. 1962
2123 "I".1960
Illustrated London News.

Imperial College of Science and Technology. Geology Dept.

2125Ireland. Consulate General (New York, N.Y.). Incl. related correspondents.

1939, 1947-1950, 1957
Ireland. Dept. of Agriculture.

2126Ireland. Dept. of Finance. 1954
2127Ireland. Office of the Revenue Commissioners.

2128Irish Tourist Association. 1947
2129Irish Tourist Board. 1960, 1965
2130 "J". Incl. invoices and third-party.1939, 1948, 1958
2131Johnstone, Georgina H.. 1955
2132Johnstone, [I. Gilly G. H.?]. 1941
2133Kennedy, Fr. John. 1958
2134Kerr, George. 1952
2135 "L".1948, 1959
2136Lake, Georgia L.. 1957
2137Land Agents' Society. 1954
2138Landale, Roy. 1940, 1942
2139Law, Hugh. and Lota.1939, 1942
2140Lefevre Gallery. 1954, 1965
Leggatt, Hugh.

2141Logue, Fr. Daniel. Incl. third-party.1948-1951
Lucey, Fr. Daniel J.

2142 "M".1946, 1954-1955
2143MacLennan, John. 1947
2144MacLennan, Malcolm.

2145Maguire, Fr. Thomas. 1939
2146Malcomson, Mrs. H. J.. 1947
2147Matthews, Kathleen. 1951-1952
2148McCafferty, Fr. Patrick. 1962-1963
2149McClafferty, Hannah. Incl. third-party.

1938, 1940
McCormack, Catherine. 1942-1945, n.d.
2151McDaid, James. 1940-1941
2152McGill, Michael C.. 1948
McGredy & Son.

2153McLaughlin, Charles V.. 1954, 1956
2154McNulty, Edward. 1955
2155Michael Scott and Associates.

2156Moore, [Louise?]. 1942
2157Munro, Alistsair. 1955-1956
2158Myles, J. Sproulle. 1939
2159National Trust for Scotland. 1964, 1969
Naylor, Henry.

2160Neely, Sarah.

1938-1949, 1957
2161 "O".1940-1941, 1947
2162O'Donnell, Annie. 1939-1942
2163O'Donnell, Bridget. 1942
2164O'Donnell, James. 1940-1941
2165O'Donnell, John. 1934
2166O'Donnell, Nora.

2167O'Donnell, Patrick. Incl. invoices.

1947-1952, 1958
2168O'Kane, Rev. [Bernard, Bishop of Derry]. [1938]
2169O'Reilly, Joseph. 1938
2170Oxford University Press. Incl. invoices for postcards of Glenveagh.

1939, 1954-1962, 1967
2171Parker, Dehra.

1938-1939, 1946-1948
221Parker, Dehra. Incl. clippings from Ulster Commentary.1949-1957, n.d.
222Pilcher, W. S.. 1954-1955
223Prioleau Smoked Salmon. Re export to America.

224 "Q".1957
225Reilly, Mrs. [unidentified]. 1940-1941
226Royal Irish Automobile Club. 1968
227Revelstoke, [Rupert Baring?], Lord.

228Ritchie, Montgomery H. W.. 1941, 1956, n.d.
229Robinson, Mrs. H.. 1939
2210Ryan, Mary. 1940
2211 "S".

1939-1940, 1947
2212Scottish Agricultural Industries, Ltd.. 1946
2213Sharkey, Fr. Alphonsus. 1944-1958
2214Silcock, John E. D.. 1965
2215Sinclair, Elizabeth [Mrs. W. H. M.]. 1942, 1950-1955, n.d.
2216Stafford, Sammy. 1955
2217Stafford, Sandy. Incl. expense accounts.

1938-1941, 1951-1959
2218Stuart, Charlotte O.. 1938
2219Stuart, Ian.

1939, 1947, n.d.
2220Sweeney, Chrissy. 1940
2221Sweeney, James Johnson, 1900-. and wife.

2222Sweeney, Sean. 1955
2223Symes, L. G. M..

2224Till, Barry. 1947
2225Town & country.

2226United Motors Service.

2227United States. Veterans Administration. Compensation and Pension Service. Re Patrick Sweeney.1946
2228Wallis, G. P. Dudley.

2229Walston, Catherine, 1916-1978.

1937-1945, 1970
Walston, Harry

2230Watson, John. 1946
2231Wemyss and March, Earl of. 1969
2232West, Hazel V.. [and husband, A.W.?].

Wilson, Guy L.

2233 Unidentified.1942
2234 Ammunition permit.

2235 Deer. [by author]

1937-1939, 1950-1956, n.d.
2236 Deer. [by date].

1937-1939, 1963
2237 Dunlewy church ground graveyard.

2238 Fish hatcheries.1937-1939
2239 Geneaology and graveyard markings.1940-1941, n.d.
2240 History re Glenveagh and miscelleaneous Irish info.1951, 1955, n.d.
2241 Insurance.1940, 1953
2242 Jeep parts. [Import from U.S.]1946-1947
2243 Petrol rationing. Clipping.1956
2244 Photographers. Incl. invoices.

1948-1949, 1954-1955
2245 Real estate.1954, 1958, n.d.
2246 Taxes.

1946-Mar. 1956
2247 Taxes.Apr. 1956-1961
2248 Taxes.1964-1967
2249 Telephone installation.1957
2250 Tire and inner tubes. [Import from U.S.]1946
2251 Water analysis.1959

Subseries B. 1976-1986

(bulk 1978-1985)

Scope and Content Note

Covering the last decade of his life, this correspondence primarily documents McIlhenny's extensive social activities and the numerous friendships he cultivated in America and abroad. Many of the letters pertain to an exchange of invitations to dinner parties, cultural events, and vacation rendezvous, along with follow-up thank you notes. There are also numerous letters of thanks from McIlhenny for the many gifts he'd receive, ranging from a duck door knocker and jar of Col. Biddle's curry powder to having a star named after him as a Christmas gift in 1982. Knowing his interest in horticulture, long-time friends, such as Walter and Lee Annenberg, often sent plants and flowers. Based on the number of times received, orchids were McIlhenny's favorite. He also apparently enjoyed receiving cookbooks, and various foods, such as caviar, which he claimed to be his "favorite dish," and chocolate mints, which he described as his "fatal weakness." A number of museum colleagues and art dealers often sent McIlhenny exhibition catalogues, while other friends and acquaintances would send newspaper and magazine clippings, usually regarding Glenveagh. Letters written by McIlhenny's secretary informing correspondents of his death in the spring of 1986 are included as well as letters of condolence, including a photocopy of a telegram sent by President Ronald Reagan to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Some correspondence refers to McIlhenny's art collection and various organizational affiliations. Most are general inquiries and solicitations, or a mix of business with long-standing friendships. In both cases, appropriate cross-references were made. Some papers were transferred to other series. The only correspondence too numerous to cross-reference or transfer were requests to see or to borrow works of art from McIlhenny's collection. Almost every folder contains at least one visitor's request. The loan requests are less frequent, and McIlhenny refused most. (The many requests to which McIlhenny did agree are in the "Art collection" series). McIlhenny's personal letters of thanks to various individuals for their contributions to the Philadelphia Museum of Art are also included. The four folders at the end of the subseries each consist of multiple correspondents. "Australia" consists of thank you and other follow-up letters McIlhenny wrote upon return from his 1978 vacation down under. The letters in the "Thank you" folder are to friends identified by first name only. Most of the "To whom it may concern" correspondence pertains to employees of McIlhenny. The signatures to letters in the "Unidentified" folder were indecipherable.

The use of general alphabetical folders reflects the original filing system, as does the combining of "Philadelphia" and "Ireland" correspondence. During processing, however, any correspondent represented with at least ten items was filed individually.



231 Aall-Albrizzi.1977-1986
232 Allen-Auth.1976-1986
233Annenberg, Lee. and Walter H. Annenberg.

234 Astor, Brooke.

235 Baker-Ballinger.1976-1985
236 Banks-Bayley.1976-1985
237 Beaufort-Berendt.1976-1985
238 Bergdoll-Beveridge.

239 Biddle-Bannier.1977, 1982-1985
2310 Boots-Brenner.1976-1986
2311 Brent-Britt.

2312 Bro-Browning.1976-1986
2313 Bugliani-Butler.

2314Billing, Peter. 1980-1983
2315Blake, Channing. 1978-1985
2316Boggs, Jean Sutherland.

2317Bowen, Phyllis. 1981-1985
2318Burdon-Muller, Rowland. 1976-1980
241 Cahan-Carlin.1976-1986
242 Carlsmith-Cavanaugh.

243 Cedar-Cheston.1979-1986
244 Chetham-Clarke.1977-1985
245 Claudel-Cohn.1977-1986
246 Colledge-Connolly.1976-1986
247 Consagra-Cota.

248 Country-Cvetkovacz.1976-1986
249 Dacre-Day.

2410 de Berenx-De Warren.1977-1986
2411 Dean-Dillon.1976-1985
2412 Disston-Doyle.

2413 Drayton-Duyer.1977-1986
251De Keller, Barbara [Mrs. Guy]. 1978-1985
252d'Harnoncourt, Anne, 1943-.

253Du Vignaud, Bertrand.

254Dunsany, Sheila. Dunsany, Sheila1977-1986
255 Eagleson-Emo.1976-1986
256 English-Eyre.

257 Fabian-Feld.1978-1986
258 First-Forbes.

259 Ford-Fuller.1980-1986
2510Forrest, Mary. 1984-1986
2511Frelinghuysen, George G.. 1980-1985
2512 Gaffken-Garrett.

2513 Gary-Gerstley.1976-1986
2514 Geyelin-Grant.1976-1986
2515 Grantley-Gullia.1976-1986
2516Geary, Pamela. 1976-1986
2517Gruber, Alain Charles. 1981-1985
2518Guinness, Desmond.

261 Hackney-Halperin.1977-1986
262 Hamilton-Harbison.1977-1986
263 Harris-Hayward.

264 Heckscher-Henry.1980-1985
265 Herdman-Hines.

266 Hinton-Holmes.1976-1986
267 Holverson-Hyde.1976-1986
268Harding, Charles. 1978-1983
269Haslip, Joan, 1912-. 1976-1985
2610Hill, Derek.

2611 House & garden.1986
2612 Ind-Ivry.1976-1986
2613 Jackson-Johnsen.

2614 Johnson-Jullian.

2615Jennings, Derek. 1980-1985
2616 Kadowaki-Kenyon.1976-1986
2617 Kenyon-Kyle.1978-1986
2618King, Anita Leslie. 1982-1985
2619Klein, William M..

2620 La Barre-Laughlin.

271 Lauritzen-Leggatt.1980-1986
272 Legge-Littman.1978-1985
273 Lloyd-Londi.1976-1985
274 Louchheim-Lyons.

275Lindsay, Loelia, 1902-. 1977-1985
276Love, Michael. 1981-1985
277 Macalester-Marismas.1976-1986
278 Markevitch-Maynard.

279 McAutley-McIlhenny.1978-1985
2710 McKay-McShain.1977-1985
2711 Meehan-Miles.

2712 Miller-Moeller.1978-1986
2713 Mondale-Morley.

2714 Morris-Moynihan.1980-1985
2715 Muff-Museum.1975, 1980-1986
2716Masters, Brian.

2717McCallum, Ian.

2718Moltke, Mab, Countess. 1978-1986
281Mongan, Agnes. 1978-1986
282 Naples-Norton.

283Neilson, Janneke. 1977-1986
284Noble, William H., Jr.. 1980-1986
285 O'Connor-Owsley.1977-1986
286O'Keefe, Thomas P.. 1977-1985
287 Page-Peck.1976-1985
288 Pell-Phi.1977-1985
289 Philadelphia-Phipps.1980-1985
2810 Picasso-Platt.

2811 Plesch-Potterton.1976-1984
2812 Prat-Puttnam.

2813Pennock, J. Liddon, Jr.. and Alice.1980-1986
2814Pope, Annmarie [Mrs. John Alexander]. 1976-1985
2815Pulitzer, Joseph, 1913-. and Emmy.1978-1985, n.d.
2816 Quennell, Mrs. "Spider."1977-1985
2817 Radbill-Reath.1976-1986
2818 Reed-Rheim.1977-1986
2819 Rhinehart-Roberts.1978-1985
2820 Rockefeller-Rosenwald.1976-1985
2821 Rosse-Rudkin.

291 Russell-Ryan.1978-1986
292Rathbone, Perry Townsend, 1911-. and Rettles.1978-1986
Reagan, Ronald.

293Richardson, John. 1980-1985
294Rieff, Philip. 1980-1985
295Rishel, Joseph J.. and Anne d'Harnoncourt.

296Roberts, Bayard. and Louise.1979-1985
297Roper, Lanning.

298Runciman, Steven, Sir, 1903-. 1980-1986
299Ryskamp, Charles.

2910 Sackler-Scheid.1977-1985
2911 Scheie-Scully.1977-1985
2912 Seabrook-Sibley.1978-1985
2913 Siler-Snyder.1977-1986
2914 Social-Spillman.1976, 1981-1986
2915 Stait-Strawbridge.1977-1986
2916 Strausz-Summit.1979-1986
2917 Sweeney-Swingle.1978-1986
2918Santa-Cruz, Juan J.. 1980-1985, n.d.
2919Scott, Edgar. and Hope.1978-1985
2920Scott, Robert Montgomery.

2921Smith, John Saumarez.

2922Stuart, Battista. 1978-1985
2923Szell, Michael. 1977-1986
2924 Tailer-Thornburgh.1977-1985
301 Thurber-Tynte.

302 Ullein-Urgnall.1980-1986
303 Valentine-Vrhel.1977-1986
304Van der Kemp, Florence. 1977-1984
305 Wade-Walter.1978-1986
306 Ward-Watts.1980-1985
307 Webb-Welk.

308 Wemyss-Whitworth.1976-1986
309 Wick-Wintersteen.1977-1986
3010 Wisdom-Wyeth.1979-1985
3011Warren, Whitney. 1981-1983
3012Wetherill, Ella A. Widener [Mrs. Cortwright]. and Cortwright.1981-1984
3013Whitaker, William I.. 1980-1986
3014Wintersteen, George Francis. and Gretchen.1980-1986
3015Wintersteen, James McIlhenny. 1979-1985
Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983.

3016Wister, Jr., Peppi [Mrs. William R.]. 1980-1986
3017Wolkowsky, David W.. 1980-1985
3018Wrightsman, Jayne. 1976-1983
3019 Yeary-Zinni.1977, 1983-1986
3020 [Various authors]. "Australia."

"Long Island."

3021 [Various authors]. "Thank you."1985-1986
3022 [Various authors]. "To whom it may concern."

3023 Unidentified.

1977-1985, n.d.
Other multiple authors.

Series II. Financial records

1910, 1934-1986, n.d.

14 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Consisting of correspondence, bank statements, account books and journals, appraisals, insurance policies, and legal agreements, among other material, this series documents approximately 50 years of the financial management of McIlhenny's assets, and to a lesser extent that of his sister, Bernice Wintersteen. McIlhenny's fine and decorative art collection, like that of his father's, was his most valuable and enduring investment. Appraisals and inventories of both collections, and insurance placed on these objects can be found in the "Appraisals and insurance" subseries. Material regarding the disposition of both collections is located in the "Estate administration" subseries. McIlhenny's income, and that of his sister's, was generated almost exclusively by trust fund accounts set up by his parents at the Girard, First Pennsylvania and Fidelity Bank. Files related to these accounts are numerous, and occupy the "Banking and investments," "Bookkeeping," and "Estate administration" subseries. McIlhenny was a continuous contributor to cultural and charitable organizations. Material documenting tax-deductible gifts of money, publications and art objects is located in the "Tax files" subseries. Household expenditures, including wages for his staffs in Philadelphia and in Ireland, can be found in the "Bookkeeping" subseries along with his personal records of investment activity.

Correspondents most heavily represented in this series are the corporate entities of Girard Bank, First Pennsylvania Bank, the law firm of Ballard, Spahr, Ingersoll and Andrews, which handled McIlhenny's tax filings and estate administration, and Cooke and Bieler, Inc., McIlhenny's investment advisers.

In each subseries the financial records of Bernice Wintersteen are filed last. Because matters of estate were so intimately shared between the siblings, material regarding the estates of their parents in the fourth subseries, "Estate administration" applies to them both.



Subseries A. Appraisals and insurance

1910, 1935-1986, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains material pertaining to appraisals and inventories of the estates of John D., Frances P. and Henry P. McIlhenny and Bernice Wintersteen. Of significance are photographs of furnishings at Parkgate, the former home of John D. McIlhenny's collection of art and antiques. These photographs were taken presumably in conjunction with the Federal Appraisal Company's 1910 appraisal.

Also included is insurance-related material, such as policies, invoices, receipts and correspondence with insurance brokers. A significant portion of this material pertains to fine arts insurance and can be found in folders with that title. Some other types of insurance constitute their own folders, while all other insurance material resides in folders titled "various insurance." "Various insurance" is organized into two groups, correspondence and insurance policies, reflecting original arrangement.

See Also:
Henry P. McIlhenny Papers / V. Art collection

Henry P. McIlhenny Papers / II. Financial records / D. Estate administration / f. Inventory notes re decorative art objects at Rittenhouse Square.


Alphabetical by subject, Bernice Wintersteen files last.

311 Appraisal of furnishings at Parkgate. John D. McIlhenny.1910
312 Appraisal of items at 1914 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA.1971
Appraisal of items at Glenveagh.

313 Appraisal of mantelpieces and lighting fixtures at 1914 Rittenhouse Square.n.d.
314 Appraisal of the property of Henry P. McIlhenny. 1914 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA. 1:2.1982
315 Appraisal of the property of Henry P. McIlhenny. 1914 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA. 2:2.1982
316 Appraisals of furniture.1961-1963, 1971, n.d.
317 Appraisals of works of art.1964, 1985
318 Appraisals. Miscellaneous.1962, 1971, 1977
319 Appraisal. Unidentified.n.d.
3110 Auto Insurance.1972-1980
3111 Fine arts insurance.

Access Restrictions:
Permanent restriction. Includes valuations.
3112 Fine arts insurance.

Access Restrictions:
Permanent restriction. Includes valuations.
3113 Fine arts insurance.

Access Restrictions:
Permanent restriction. Includes valuations.
3114 Fine arts insurance.

Access Restrictions:
Permanent restriction. Includes valuations.
321 Fine arts insurance.

Access Restrictions:
Permanent restriction. Includes valuations.
322 Fine arts insurance.

Access Restrictions:
Permanent restriction. Includes valuations.
1980-1986, n.d.
323 Inventory and appraisal of antique furniture, porcelains, silver, and art objects, etc. belonging to Henry P. McIlhenny from 1914 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA.

Access Restrictions:
Permanent restriction. Includes valuations.
324 Inventory and appraisal of Frances P. McIlhenny estate.1943
325 Jewelry, fur and personal effects insurance.1936-1963
326 Life insurance.

327 Medical insurance [group coverage].

Access Restrictions:
Restricted Until: 5/1/2065
Contains social security numbers.
1401 Photographs of furnishings at Parkgate. John D. McIlhenny estate. 1:3.

Ca. 1910?
1402 Photographs of furnishings at Parkgate. John D. McIlhenny estate. 2:3.Ca. 1910?
1403 Photographs of furnishings at Parkgate. John D. McIlhenny estate. 3:3.Ca. 1910?
328 [Sotheby's appraisal][June 16, 1982]
329Sotheby's (Firm). Correspondence re 1982 appraisal.1982
Various insurance correspondence and related material.

Access Restrictions:
Permanent restriction.
3211 Various insurance correspondence and related material.

Access Restrictions:
Permanent restriction. Includes valuations.
3212 Various insurance correspondence and related material.

Access Restrictions:
Permanent restriction. Includes valuations.
3213 Various insurance correspondence and related material.1972-1986, n.d.
3214 Various insurance invoices.1964-1981, 1986
331 Various insurance policies.

Access Restrictions:
Permanent restriction. Includes valuations.l
332 Various insurance policies.

Access Restrictions:
Permanent restriction. Includes valuations.
333 Various insurance policies.

Access Restrictions:
Permanent restriction. Includes valuations.
334 Various insurance policies.

Access Restrictions:
Permanent restriction. Includes valuations.
335 Various insurance policies.1982-1986, n.d.
336 Veterans life insurance.1945-1955, 1963
337 Bernice Wintersteen. Appraisal of the estate of Bernice McIlhenny Wintersteen. 403 and 402-404 100 Grays Lane, Haverford, PA.Apr. 24, 1986
338 Bernice Wintersteen. Auto insurance.1963
339 Bernice Wintersteen. Jewelry and fur appraisals.

1931-1938, 1943-1956
3310 Bernice Wintersteen. Jewelry and fur insurance.1945-1964

Subseries B. Banking and investments

1937-1986, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains material regarding Henry McIlhenny's banking and investment activity and consists primarily of bank statements and correspondence with banks. This material is filed separately, reflecting the original arrangement. Henry McIlhenny's major source of income was from the trust accounts set up by his father at First Pennsylvania Bank, Fidelity Bank and by his mother at Girard Bank. These and other accounts set up at the three institutions make up the bulk of McIlhenny's Philadelphia banking. Significant overseas banking took place at Northern Banking Company in Ireland. McIlhenny also set up checking accounts in other locations he traveled to with frequency, such as Italy, London, Austria, Hawaii and Long Island. Most of the material in this subseries reflects routine transactions. Subject files contain less routine transactions, such as mortgages, funds from sale of Cézanne's "White Sugar Bowl" and the establishment of a unitrust with Harvard University.

Cooke and Bieler, Inc. managed all of McIlhennys investments. This material dates from 1937 to 1984 and includes portfolio summaries and correspondence with investment recommendations, reports and invoices for services rendered.

See Also:
Henry P. McIlhenny Papers / II. Financial records / D. Estate administration / f. Estates of John D. and Frances P. McIlhenny.

Henry P. McIlhenny Papers / II. Financial records / D. Estate administration / f. First Pennsylvania Bank trust account 8309. Schedule of distribution.

Henry P. McIlhenny Papers / II. Financial records / D. Estate administration / f. Girard Bank trust account 2711-1. Account.

Henry P. McIlhenny Papers / II. Financial records / D. Estate administration / f. John D. McIlhenny deeds of trust, 1922 and 1927. Photocopies.


Alphabetical by financial institution and subject, Bernice Wintersteen files last.

341 Allied Banks Limited checking account correspondence.1983
342 Banca Nazionale del Lavoro checking account correspondence.1984, n.d.
343 Banca Nazionale del Lavoro checking account statements.1985
344 Bank of Hawaii checking account correspondence.1980
345 Bank of Hawaii checking account 19-39716-5 statements.1980-May 1986
346 Bank of the Hamptons checking account 4-106641 statements.1985-1986
347 Cooke and Bieler, Inc. Investment portfolio. Sections 1-2.1937-1963
348 Cooke and Bieler, Inc. Investment portfolio. Section 3.1937-1963
349 Cooke and Bieler, Inc. Investment portfolio. Section 4.1937-1963
3410 Cooke and Bieler, Inc. Investment portfolios and related correspondence.1959-1965
3411 Cooke and Bieler, Inc. Investment portfolios and related correspondence.1966-1969
3412 Cooke and Bieler, Inc. Investment portfolios and related correspondence.1970-1972
3413 Cooke and Bieler, Inc. Investment portfolios and related correspondence.1973-1976
351 Cooke and Bieler, Inc. Investment portfolios and related correspondence.1977-1978
352 Cooke and Bieler, Inc. Investment portfolios and related correspondence.1979
353 Cooke and Bieler, Inc. Investment portfolios and related correspondence.1980
354 Cooke and Bieler, Inc. Investment portfolios and related correspondence.1981
355 Cooke and Bieler, Inc. Investment portfolios and related correspondence.1982
356 Cooke and Bieler, Inc. Investment portfolios and related correspondence.Feb.-May 1983
361 Cooke and Bieler, Inc. Investment portfolios and related correspondence.July-Dec. 1983
362 Cooke and Bieler, Inc. Investment portfolios and related correspondence.Feb.-Sept. 1984
363 Cooke and Bieler, Inc. Investment portfolios and related correspondence.Oct.-Nov. 1984
364 Creditanstalt-Bankverein (Austria) checking account 95-11510 correspondence.1970-1972, 1979
365 Creditanstalt-Bankverein (Austria) checking account 95-11510 statements.1972-1984
366 Fidelity Bank trust account 14554 correspondence.1934-1984
367 Fidelity Bank trust account 14554 income cash statements.1947-1956
368 Fidelity Bank trust account 14554 principal cash statements.1954-1956
369 Fidelity Bank trust account 14554 statements.1956-1973
3610 Fidelity Bank trust account 14554 statements.1977-1984
3611 Fidelity Bank trust account 14554 summary of investments.1980-1984
3612 First Pennsylvania Bank. Cancelled notes and related material.1947-1951, 1958
3613 First Pennsylvania Bank checking account statements.1952-1953
371 First Pennsylvania Bank checking account statements.1954-1955
372 First Pennsylvania Bank checking account statements.1956-1957
373 First Pennsylvania Bank checking account 251-239-0 statements.1973-Jan. 1981
374 First Pennsylvania Bank checking account 621-311-0 correspondence.

1956-1957, 1963
375 First Pennsylvania Bank checking account 621-311-0 correspondence.1964-1970, 1977-1982, n.d.
376 First Pennsylvania Bank checking account 621-311-0 statements.1973-1976
377 First Pennsylvania Bank checking account 621-311-0 statements.1977-1981
378 First Pennsylvania Bank checking account 621-311-0 statements.1981-1984
379 First Pennsylvania Bank checking account 628-556-3 statements.1981-1984
3710 First Pennsylvania Bank general correspondence.1974-1985
3711 First Pennsylvania Bank savings account 17-19852-4 statements.1979-1986
3712 First Pennsylvania Bank special attorney checking account statements.1952-1953
3713 First Pennsylvania Bank special attorney checking account statements.1954-1955
3714 First Pennsylvania Bank special attorney checking account statements.1956-1957
381 First Pennsylvania Bank transmission account 8309-01 statements.1965-Apr. 1973
382 First Pennsylvania Bank trust account 8309 asset valuations.1954-1957
383 First Pennsylvania Bank trust account 8309 asset valuations.1963-1968
384 First Pennsylvania Bank trust account 8309 asset valuations.1969-1970
385 First Pennsylvania Bank trust account 8309 asset valuations.1971-1973
386 First Pennsylvania Bank trust account 8309 asset valuations.1976-1978
387 First Pennsylvania Bank trust account 8309 asset valuations.1979-1981
388 First Pennsylvania Bank trust account 8309 asset valuations.1982-1984
389 First Pennsylvania Bank trust account 8309 correspondence.1946-1948
3810 First Pennsylvania Bank trust account 8309 correspondence.1949-1952
391 First Pennsylvania Bank trust account 8309 correspondence.1953-1985, n.d.
392 First Pennsylvania Bank trust account 8309 statements.1951-1953
393 First Pennsylvania Bank trust account 8309 statements.1954
394 First Pennsylvania Bank trust account 8309 statements.1955
395 First Pennsylvania Bank trust account 8309 statements.1956
396 First Pennsylvania Bank trust account 8309 statements.1957
397 First Pennsylvania Bank trust account 8309 statements.1963-1964
398 First Pennsylvania Bank trust account 8309 statements.1965-1967
399 First Pennsylvania Bank trust account 8309 statements.1968-1970
401 First Pennsylvania Bank trust account 8309 statements.1971
402 First Pennsylvania Bank trust account 8309 statements.1972
403 First Pennsylvania Bank trust account 8309 statements.1973
404 First Pennsylvania Bank trust account 8309 statements.1974
405 First Pennsylvania Bank trust account 8309 statements.1976
406 First Pennsylvania Bank trust account 8309 statements.1977
407 First Pennsylvania Bank trust account 8309 statements.1978
411 First Pennsylvania Bank trust account 8309 statements.1979
412 First Pennsylvania Bank trust account 8309 statements.1980
413 First Pennsylvania Bank trust account 8309 statements.1981
414 First Pennsylvania Bank trust account 8309 statements.1982
415 First Pennsylvania Bank trust account 8309 statements.1983
416 First Pennsylvania Bank trust account 8309 statements.1984
421 Funds from sale of Cézanne's "White Sugar Bowl."

1983, n.d.
422 Germantown Trust Company and First Pennsylvania Bank agency account correspondence.

423 Girard Bank collateral loan.1951-1981
424 Girard Bank custodian account 14027-00 assets statements.1950-1973, 1977-1984
425 Girard Bank custodian account 14027 correspondence.1949-1955
426 Girard Bank custodian account 14027 correspondence.1956-1970, 1984
427 Girard Bank custodian account 14027-00 statements.1954-1964
428 Girard Bank custodian account 14027-00 statements.1965-1972
429 Girard Bank custodian account 14027-00 statements.1977-Nov. 1981
4210 Girard Bank custodian account 14027-00 statements.Nov. 19, 1981-Nov. 1984
4211 Girard Bank general correspondence.1981-1984, n.d.
4212 Girard Bank loan statement.1983
4213 Girard Bank trust account 2341-00 statements.1956-1964
431 Girard Bank trust account 2341-07 assets statements.1981-1984
432 Girard Bank trust account 2341-07 correspondence.1952-1953, 1980
433 Girard Bank trust account 2341-07 statements.1949-1970
434 Girard Bank trust account 2341-07 statements.1972-1984
435 Girard Bank trust account 2711-01 asset valuations.1961-1973
436 Girard Bank trust account 2711-01 asset valuations.1977, 1979-1984
437 Girard Bank trust account 2711-01 correspondence.1957-1967, n.d.
438 Girard Bank trust account 2711-01 statements.Nov. 1959-Feb. 1964
439 Girard Bank trust account 2711-01 statements.Feb. 1964-Nov. 1968
4310 Girard Bank trust account 2711-01 statements.Nov. 1968-May 1973
4311 Girard Bank trust account 2711-01 statements.1975-1977
4312 Girard Bank trust account 2711-01 statements.1978-1972
441 Girard Bank trust account 2711-01 statements.1983-1984
442 Girard Bank trust account 2711-02 asset valuations.1969
443 Girard Bank trust account 2711-02 correspondence.1983-1984
444 Girard Bank trust account 2711-04 asset valuations and investment diversification schedules.1961-1969
435 Girard Bank trust account 2711-04 statements.1960-1969
436 Girard Bank trust account 2711-05 statements.1960-1968
437 Girard Bank trust account 2711-06 statements.1960-1968
448 Girard Bank trust account 2711-07 statements.1960-1968
449 Girard Bank trust account 2711-08 statements.1960-1968
4410 Girard Bank trust account 2711-09 asset valuations.1961-1969
4411 Girard Bank trust account 2711-09 statements.1961-1969
4412 Girard Bank trust account 2711-10 asset valuations.1953, 1968-1984
4413 Girard Bank trust account (LITA) 2711-10 correspondence.1949-1964, 1984
4414 Girard Bank trust account 2711-10 statements of income cash.1947-1954
4415 Girard Bank trust account 2711-10 statements of principal cash.1949-1954
4416 Girard Bank trust account 2711-10 statements.1954-1963
4417 Girard Bank trust account 2711-10 statements.1963-1968
4418 Girard Bank trust account 2711-10 statements.1968-1973.
4419 Girard Bank trust account 2711-10 statements.1976-1980
4420 Girard Bank trust account 2711-10 statements.1980-1984
4421 Girard Bank trust account 2711-11 statements.1961-1968
4422 Girard Bank trust account 2711-12 statements.1961-1964
451 Harvard College charitable remainder unitrust.

452 National Westminster Bank checking account 24100218 statements.1969-1986
453 National Westminster Bank checking account correspondence.1970-1984, n.d.
454 Northern Banking Company checking accounts correspondence.1951-1969
455 Northern Banking Company checking accounts correspondence.1970-1983, n.d.
456 Northern Banking Company checking account statements.[1965]
457 Northern Banking Company checking account no. 1 statements.

1966-1969, 1974-1983
458 Northern Banking Company checking account no. 2 statements.1962-1972
459 Northern Banking Company checking account no. 2 statements.1972-1976
4510 Northern Banking Company checking account no. 2 statements.1976-1983
4511 Northern Banking Company checking account no. 3 statements.1967-1975
4512 Northern Banking Company checking account no. 3 statements.1975-1983
461 Northern Banking Company checking account no. 4 statements.Aug. 1967-Nov. 1977
462 Northern Banking Company checking account no. 4 statements.Nov. 1977-1984
463 Philadelphia Saving Fund Society 250,000 dollar mortgage on 1912-14-16 Rittenhouse square.1979-1982
464 Philadelphia Saving Fund Society 50,000 dollar mortgage on 1914-16 Rittenhouse Square and 1915, 17, 19 Manning Street.1955-1964, n.d.
465 Philadelphia Saving Fund Society refused mortgage.1966
466 Provident Trust Company of Philadelphia 30,000 dollar mortgage on 1914 Rittenhouse Square and 1915-1919 Manning Street.1951-1956
467 Miscellaneous notes.1980-1983, n.d.
468 Bernice Wintersteen. Cooke and Bieler, Inc. Investment portfolios and correspondence.1963-1967, 1982
469 Bernice Wintersteen. First Pennsylvania Bank trust account 13567 correspondence.1951
4610 Bernice Wintersteen. First Pennsylvania Bank trust account 8309 correspondence.1967
4611 Bernice Wintersteen. Girard Bank cancelled notes and associated material.1956
4612 Bernice Wintersteen. Girard Bank custodian account 16425-00 asset valuations and investment diversification schedules.1960-1966
4613 Bernice Wintersteen. Girard Bank custodian account 16425 correspondence.1961-1962, 1968
4614 Bernice Wintersteen. Girard Bank custodian account 16425-00 statements.1960-1964
4615 Bernice Wintersteen. Girard Bank custodian account 16425-00 statements.1965-1969
4616 Bernice Wintersteen. Girard Bank LITA accounts correspondence.1963-1967
4617 Bernice Wintersteen. Girard Bank trust account 2711-1 correspondence.1959, 1966
4618 Bernice Wintersteen. Stock purchases.1952-1954
4619 Bernice Wintersteen. Miscellaneous notes.1959, n.d.

Subseries C. Bookkeeping

1938-1983, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries consists of account books for transactions made in Philadelphia and Ireland, wage account books for Glenveagh and Philadelphia staffs, investment journals for Girard Bank, First Pennsylvania Bank and Northern Banking Company, petty cash journals, and Bernice Wintersteen's account books. Special attorney books account for the transactions made by McIlhenny's secretaries, Helen Heritage and later Mary Coogan, on behalf of the household.

See Also:
Henry P. McIlhenny Papers / VIII. Other subjects / B. Travel


Alphabetical by subject, Bernice Wintersteen files last.

471 Account book. 1:3.1950-1962
472 Account book. 2:3.1950-1962
473 Account book. 3:3.1950-1962
474 Account book. 1:2.1963-1970
475 Account book. 2:2.1963-1970
476 Account book. 1:3.1963-1972
477 Account book. 2:3.1963-1972
478 Account book. 3:3.1963-1972
481 Account book. Special attorney (Helen Heritage). 1:3.1950-1962
482 Account book. Special attorney (Helen Heritage). 2:3.1950-1962
483 Account book. Special attorney (Helen Heritage). 3:3.1950-1962
484 Account book. Special attorney (Helen Heritage/Mary Coogan).1:2.1963-1966
485 Account book. Special attorney (Helen Heritage/Mary Coogan). 2:2.1963-1966
486 Account notes. First Pennsylvania Bank checking account 251-349-0 [special attorney, Mary E. Coogan].1980
487 Account notes. Unidentified.1983
488 Glenveagh and Dunlewy. Account book. 1:2.

489 Glenveagh and Dunlewy. Account book. 2:2.1939-1964
4810 Glenveagh estate wage accounts.

491 Glenveagh estate wage accounts.1967-1968
492 Glenveagh estate wage accounts.

493 Glenveagh estate wage accounts.1970
494 Glenveagh estate wage accounts.1971
495 Glenveagh estate wage accounts.1972
496 Glenveagh estate wage accounts.1973
497 Glenveagh estate wage accounts.1974
498 Glenveagh estate wage accounts.1975
499 Glenveagh estate wage accounts.1976
4910 Glenveagh estate wage accounts.

4911 Glenveagh estate wage accounts.1978
4912 Glenveagh estate wage accounts.1979
4913 Glenveagh estate wage accounts.

4914 Glenveagh estate wage accounts.1981
4915 Glenveagh estate wage accounts.1983
4916 Investment journal. Girard Bank trust account 2711-1. 1:2.1938-1964
4917 Investment journal. Girard Bank trust account 2711-1. 2:2.1938-1964
4918 Investment journal. Girard bank trust accounts 14027 and 2711-1.1947-1964
4919 Investment journal. First Pennsylvania Bank trust account 8309. 1:2.1938-1964
4920 Investment journal. First Pennsylvania Bank trust account 8309. 2:2.1938-1964
501 Investment journal. Northern Banking Company.1968-1978
502 Investment journal. Northern Banking Company. Fragments.1939-1958, 1967, 1976
503 Investment journal. Unidentified.1938-1956
504 Payroll.

Access Restrictions:
Restricted Until: 12/31/2064
Contains social security numbers. NOTE RE ALL PAYROLL RECORDS: Since employee info. probably same in later years, restriction date based on last record date of 1984.
505 Payroll.

Access Restrictions:
Restricted Until: 12/31/2064
Contains social security numbers.
506 Payroll. Material removed from 1951-1959 journal.

Access Restrictions:
Restricted Until: 12/31/2064
Contains social security numbers.
1955-1959, n.d.
507 Payroll. Fragments.

Access Restrictions:
Restricted Until: 12/31/2064
Contains social security numbers.
508 Payroll. Fragments.

Access Restrictions:
Restricted Until: 12/31/2064
Contains social security numbers.
509 Payroll. Fragments.

Access Restrictions:
Restricted Until: 12/31/2064
Contains social security numbers.
1960-1961, 1970-1978
5010 Payroll.

Access Restrictions:
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5011 Payroll. Material removed from 1960-1964 journal. Incl. Glenveagh info.

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511 Payroll.

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512 Payroll.

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513 Payroll.

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514 Payroll.

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515 Payroll.

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516 Payroll.

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517 Payroll.

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518 Payroll.

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519 Payroll.

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5110 Payroll.

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5111 Payroll.

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5112 Payroll.

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5113 Payroll.

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5114 Payroll.

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5115 Payroll.

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5116 Payroll.

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5117 Payroll.

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5118 Payroll.

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521 Petty cash journal.

5119 Petty cash journal. 1963-1973. Material removed from journal.1963-1983
5120 Petty cash journal. Fragment.1973-1974
531 Bernice Wintersteen. Accout book. 1:2.1950-1953
532 Bernice Wintersteen. Accout book. 2:2.1950-1953
533 Bernice Wintersteen. Account book. 1:3.1954-1962
534 Bernice Wintersteen. Account book. 2:3.1954-1962
535 Bernice Wintersteen. Account book. 3:3.1954-1962
536 Bernice Wintersteen. Payroll.

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Subseries D. Estate administration

1934, 1943-1985

Scope and Content Note

This subseries pertains to legal issues regarding the administration of various estates of friends and family, primarily the estates of John D. and Frances P. McIllhenny. Documentation includes correspondence with banks and attorneys, wills, legal agreements, bequests and deeds. Subjects include the disposition of the McIlhenny family art collection to the PMA and trust fund agreements with Girard and First Pennsylvania Bank. There also is material regarding the establishment of charitable trusts for Harvard University and Pennsylvania Hospital. Following the 1952 death of Bernice's husband, John Wintersteen, of McCoy, Evans & Lewis, the law offices of Ballard, Spahr, Andrews and Ingersoll managed the family estates, including those of McIlhenny and his sister. The firm also provided general legal advice.

See Also:
Henry P. McIlhenny Papers / VII. Affiliations / A. Philadelphia Museum of Art


Alphabetical by subject.

541 Agreement bet. McIlhenny family and the Philadelphia Museum of Art re John D. McIlhenny bequest.1934
542 Estate of Abram H. Wintersteen.1965
543 Estates of John D. and Frances P. McIlhenny.

1943, 1952-1953, 1958-Apr. 1959
544 Estates of John D. and Frances P. McIlhenny.May-Dec. 1959
545 Estates of John D. and Frances P. McIlhenny.1960
546 Estates of John D. and Frances P. McIlhenny.1963-1971, 1979-1985, n.d.
547 Estates of John D. and Frances P. McIlhenny.n.d.
548 Estate of Marjorie Plumer Ziegler.1961
549 Estate of Patrick O'Higgins.1980-1982
5410 First Pennsylvania Bank trust account 8309. First account.Sept. 1943
5411 First Pennsylvania Bank trust account 8309. Schedule of distribution.

June, 1945
5412 First Pennsylvania Bank trust account 8309. Second account.Feb. 1959
551 Girard Bank trust account 2711-1. Account.

Mar. 1959
552 Harvard College charitable remainder unitrust.

553 Henry P. McIlhenny death certificate.1986
554 Inventory notes re decorative art objects at Rittenhouse Square.

[after May 11, 1986]
555 John D. McIlhenny deeds of trust, 1922 and 1927. Photocopies.

556 Laurel Hill Cemetary map. Notes on verso. Photocopy.

557 McIlhenny family cemetery lot.

558 Minutes of meeting of staff, relatives and PMA representatives.1986, n.d.
559 Pennsylvania Hospital charitable remainder annuity trust.

5510 Transfer of legal representation.1952
5511 Will of Henry P. McIlhenny. Correspondence.

1952-1963, 1985
5512 Will of Henry P. McIlhenny. List of legacy recipients. Photocopy.n.d.
5513 Will of Henry P. McIlhenny. Synopsis of proposed will Nov. 1947 and related correspondence.

5514 Will of Henry P. McIlhenny executed April, 1986. Photocopy.n.d.
5515 Will of John D McIlhenny. 2 booklets.n.d.
5516 Will of John D McIlhenny. Excerpts.n.d.
5517 Will of Rowland Burdon-Muller, Sept. 27, 1971. Photocopy.n.d.

Subseries E. Tax files

1939-1985, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains McIlhenny's, and to a lesser extent Bernice Wintersteen's, tax files. The bulk consists of federal income tax files and includes tax forms, reports, notes, inventories, appraisals, and correspondence. Most of the correspondence is with Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersol. Other correspondents include Cooke and Bieler, the United States Treasury Department, Girard Bank and First Pennsylvania Bank. There is also a significant amount of correspondence with the various organizations and institutions receiving charitable contributions, which sometimes were made as deeds of gift of art objects. As documented here, the most frequent recipients of McIlhenny's largesse were the Philadelphia Museum of Art, to which he donated numerous works of art over time, the Academy of Music, the Metroplitain Opera, and two of his alma maters, Milton Academy and Harvard University.

McIlhenny's federal income tax files span the years of 1938 to 1985. City of Philadelphia wage and federal unemployment tax files date from the 1940s to the 1980s. Less extensive files include city taxations on personal property, real estate, school income and water and sewer rents, as well as federal gift and state income taxes. Bernice Wintersteen's material includes federal income tax files from 1953 to 1966, and other city and federal filings.

See Also:
Henry P. McIlhenny Papers / VII. Affiliations / A. Philadelphia Museum of Art

Henry P. McIlhenny Papers / VII. Affiliations / E. Various affiliations


Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject, Bernice Wintersteen files last. Within federal income tax folders tax forms, tax correspondence and notes come first with material related to charitable contributions last and in alphabetical order.

5518 City of Philadelphia personal property tax.1955-1958, 1973, 1980-1981
5519 City of Philadelphia real estate tax. 1914-1916 Rittenhouse, 1919 Manning.1951-1985
5520 City of Philadelphia school income tax.1967-1984
5521 City of Philadelphia wage tax.1943-1952, n.d.
561 City of Philadelphia wage tax.

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562 City of Philadelphia wage tax.

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563 City of Philadelphia wage tax.

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1975-1983, n.d.
564 City of Philadelphia water and sewer rent.1953-1957
565 Federal employer's tax.

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1950-1960, n.d.
566 Federal employer's tax.

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567 Federal employer's tax.

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568 Federal employer's tax.

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1978-1984, n.d.
569 Federal gift tax.1953, 1981
571 Federal income tax. 1938.1939
572 Federal income tax. 1939.1939
573 Federal income tax. 1940.1940-1941
574 Federal income tax. 1941.1941-1942
575 Federal income tax. 1942.1942
576 Federal income tax. 1943.1943
577 Federal income tax. 1944.1944-1945
578 Federal income tax. 1945.1945-1946
579 Federal income tax. 1946.1946-1947
5710 Federal income tax. 1947.1947-1948
5711 Federal income tax. 1948.1948-1949
5712 Federal income tax. 1949.1949
5713 Federal income tax. 1950.1950-1951
5714 Federal income tax. 1951.1949-1952
5715 Federal income tax. 1952.1951-1953
5716 Federal income tax. 1953. 1:2.1953
5717 Federal income tax. 1953. 2:2.1952-1953
581 Federal income tax. 1954. 1:2.1954-1955
582 Federal income tax. 1954. 2:2.1954
583 Federal income tax. 1955. 1:2.1955-1956
584 Federal income tax. 1955. 2:2.1955
585 Federal income tax. 1956. 1:3.1956-1957
586 Federal income tax. 1956. 2:3.1956
587 Federal income tax. 1956. 3:3.1955-1957
588 Federal income tax. 1957. 1:3.1957-1958
589 Federal income tax. 1957. 2:3.1956-1957
591 Federal income tax. 1957. 3:3.1956-1957
592 Federal income tax. 1958. 1:2.1958-1959
593 Federal income tax. 1958. 2:2.1957-1958
594 Federal income tax. 1959.1959-1960
595 Federal income tax. 1960. 1:2.1960-1961
596 Federal income tax. 1960. 2:2.1959-1961
597 Federal income tax. 1961. 1:2.1961-1964
598 Federal income tax. 1961. 2:2.1961
599 Federal income tax. 1962. 1:2.1962-1966
5910 Federal income tax. 1962. 2:2.1962-1963
601 Federal income tax. 1963. 1:3.1963-1965
602 Federal income tax. 1963. 2:3.1963
603 Federal income tax. 1963. 3:3.1962-1964
604 Federal income tax. 1964. 1:2.1963-1965
605 Federal income tax. 1964. 2:2.1963-1965
606 Federal income tax. 1965. 1:2.1965
607 Federal income tax. 1965. 2:2.1964-1966
608 Federal income tax. 1966. 1:2.1966-1967
609 Federal income tax. 1966. 2:2.1966-1967
6010 Federal income tax. 1967.1967-1968
611 Federal income tax. 1968.1968-1969
612 Federal income tax. 1969.1968-1970
613 Federal income tax. 1970. 1:2.1965-1970
614 Federal income tax. 1970. 2:2.1970-1971
615 Federal income tax. 1971.1971-1972
616 Federal income tax. 1972.1972-1973
617 Federal income tax. 1973.1972-1974
618 Federal income tax. 1974.1974-1975
621 Federal income tax. 1975.1975-1976
622 Federal income tax. 1976.1976-1977
623 Federal income tax. 1977. 1:2.1976-1978
624 Federal income tax. 1977. 2:2.1976-1977
625 Federal income tax. 1978.1978-1979
626 Federal income tax. 1979. 1:2.1978-1979
627 Federal income tax. 1979. 2:2.1978-1979
628 Federal income tax. 1980.1976-1980
629 Federal income tax. 1980. 2:21979-1981
631 Federal income tax. Re 1981 charitable contributions.

632 Federal income tax. Re 1982 charitable contriubtions.1982, n.d.
633 Federal income tax. Re 1983 charitable contributions. A-M.1983
634 Federal income tax. Re 1983 charitable contributions.P-Z.

635 Federal income tax. Re 1984 charitable contributions. A-M.

636 Federal income tax. Re 1984 charitable contriubtions. N-Z.1984
637 Federal income tax. Re 1985 charitable contributions.

1985, n.d.
641 Pennsylvania individual income tax.1971-1975, 1980-1982
642 Tax correspondence.

1954-1973, 1981-1984
643 Unemployment taxes. State and federal.1937, 1943-1954
644 Unemployment taxes. State and federal.

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645 Unemployment taxes. State and federal.

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646 Unidentified tax material.1980-1981
647 Bernice Wintersteen City of Philadelphia personal property tax.1953-1957
648 Bernice Wintersteen federal income tax. 1953-1954.1953-1954
649 Bernice Wintersteen federal income tax. 1956.1:2.1956-1957
6410 Bernice Wintersteen federal income tax. 1956. 2:2.1956
6411 Bernice Wintersteen federal income tax. 1957. 1:2.1956-1958
6412 Bernice Wintersteen federal income tax. 1957. 2:2.1956-1957
651 Bernice Wintersteen federal income tax. 1958.1958-1960
652 Bernice Wintersteen federal income tax. 1959.1958-1960
653 Bernice Wintersteen federal income tax. 1960. 1:2.1960-1961
654 Bernice Wintersteen federal income tax. 1960. 2:2.1960
655 Bernice Wintersteen federal income tax. 1961.1950, 1961-1962
656 Bernice Wintersteen federal income tax. 1962.1962-1965
657 Bernice Wintersteen federal income tax. 1963.1962-1963
658 Bernice Wintersteen federal income tax. 1964.1964-1965
659 Bernice Wintersteen federal income tax. 1965.1965-1966
6510 Bernice Wintersteen federal income tax. 1966.1966
6511 Bernice Wintersteen federal income tax. 1967.1966-1968
6512 Bernice Wintersteen gift tax return.1954-1957

Series III. Family papers

1866, 1890-1959, 1980-1985

1.5 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

The material in this small series documents family matters from cradle to grave. The earliest item is a note for "Little Johnny" from one of "Santa's agents" and written in 1866, the year of John D. McIlhenny's birth. The papers concerning repairs to the Plumer family mausoleum at East Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia date from 1985. The "Correspondence" subseries is the largest and consists primarily of McIlhenny's letters to his mother and to his sister, recording his experiences at summer camp and college and while on active duty in the Navy Reserve. The most detailed documentation included in the "Genealogy" subseries is three family histories that apparently were privately published. Also included are requests for biographical sketches of McIlhenny, his sister, and father for publication in journals such as Who's Who in America and the Biographical Directory of American Scholars, as well as a few letters from the elder McIlhenny's sister and cousin, tracing their Irish lineage. The final subseries, "Other," is comprised of various material formats and subjects. Most of the clippings are obituaries. Invitations, passports and a travel journal offer a glimpse of the social life enjoyed by McIlhenny's parents.

Subseries A. Correspondence

1898-1905, 1912-1942, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

McIlhenny penned many of the letters that comprise this subseries, writing primarily to his mother as a youngster at summer camp and as a young man in college and to his sister while on active duty in the Navy Reserve during World War II. Correspondence written by various family members and other individuals makes up the remainder, and includes glimpses of family life prior to McIlhenny's birth.

Written one to eight years after his father's death, McIlhenny's letters to his mother often make evident a young man's attempt to serve as head of the house. He advises on the upkeep of the gardens and grounds and in one letter stresses the need for a "decent household," and urges his mother to use her "Davenport resolve" in hiring staff, alluding to her maternal family ancestry. Although almost all of McIlhenny's letters from Harvard University are not dated, his references to Dunster House, which housed upper classmen, suggest 1932 and 1933, his final years as an undergraduate. Although McIlhenny writes about his studies, he reserves most of his remarks for his social activities. Having membership in the Signet Society, the Institute of 1770, the Hasty Pudding Club, DKE (probably referring to Delta Kappa Epsilon) and the Iroquois Club, McIlhenny declares "all my aspirations are realized." Apparently after completing his A.B. at Harvard, McIlhenny travels to Europe in August 1933. He seems to have had a definite agenda while in London and Paris, writing to his mother that "the desire to collect consumes me with a raging fire." As most of the letters from this trip prove, McIlhenny combatted these consuming flames with a whirlwind shopping spree, buying for himself, his mother and his sister. His purchases included some of the most notable works of art in his collection, including Delacroix's portrait of Eugene Berny d'Ouville, which he tells his mother as being "perfectly beautifully painted," and "terribly Romantic in the best way," and Renoir's pen and ink drawing of the "Dancing Couple (study for 'Le Bal a Bougival')." Even then, he considered the latter as the "high mark" in his collection. McIlhenny also had to have "The Ballet Master, Jules Perrot," a drawing by Degas. Although the work would enter McIlhenny's collection several months later, the private owner changed his mind, convincing McIlhenny that a "masterpiece has slipped though my fingers." McIlhenny was completely unsuccuessful in convincing his mother to purchase a small, early work of Peter Breughel's [sic] depicting St. Michael killing the dragon. Describing it as "very minutely painted, but not irritating in its minutiae," McIlhenny felt it had great guality and that works by the artist were extremely rare. McIlhenny presented his argument over several letters, but to no avail. Purchases for his mother included antique silver items as well as an ancient Luristan Cup. For his sister, McIlhenny purchased works by Picasso, Chirico, and Lurcat.

It appears that McIlhenny's last letters to his mother were written in the summer of 1942 when he entered the service. Since she died the following March, most of his wartime correspondence aboard the USS Bunker Hill was to his sister Bernice ("Bonnie"). Although the carrier participated in many important missions in the Pacific, McIlhenny makes few references to such events. As he often notes in his letters, censorship in correspondence was strictly enforced. McIlhenny, therefore, commented on other matters, particularly Museum activities, which included the inaugural exhibition of the McIlhenny collection bequeathed by his father and featured in the January 1944 Museum Bulletin. McIlhenny's wartime writings end at the close of 1944 when he received orders to report to the Bureau of Aeronautics in Washington D.C. The correspondence that follows are letters he wrote, most as a youngster, to several other relatives, including his maternal grandmother and aunt.

The next group of correspondence was written by and to various relatives and documents some of the earliest activities of McIlhenny's immediate family. Included is a letter that McIlhenny's father wrote to his parents in March 1898 announcing his engagement to the lovely and sweet "Fanny." In another letter, written a few days after their June 15 wedding of the same year, the groom mentions removing the balloons that decorated their carriage and the slipper tacked to the trunk. The young couple was still removing the rice from their luggage as they readied for sailing to Europe for the summer. In a September letter, the bride wrote to her family of their homeward bound voyage, and particularly of what appears to have been her husband's sea sickness.

Included in the correspondence written by other individuals to McIlhenny's parents is a letter from the headmaster at Episcopal Academy, reporting on the "splendid showing" made by young Henry in his studies. The "Helme & McIlhenny" folder pertains to the gas meter manufacturing company, upon which the family's fortune was built. By 1932 the company, at the time run by McIlhenny's brother, John Jr., closed. The correspondence between several employees and McIlhenny's mother pertains to compensation for the closing.


McIlhenny's correspondence to his mother and sister, each arranged chronologically, is followed by his correspondence to others, arranged alphabetically by recipient. Correspondence written by other relatives precedes that written by non-family, and both groups are arranged alphabetically by author.

66 McIlhenny, Frances Plumer.before 1926
662 McIlhenny, Frances Plumer.1926, n.d.
663 McIlhenny, Frances Plumer.1927-1929
664 McIlhenny, Frances Plumer.[1932-]1933, n.d.
665 McIlhenny, Frances Plumer.

See Also:

Henry P. McIlhenny Papers / V. Art collection / B. Objects by genre / f. Metalwork. Pope, Arthur Upham. Luristan cup, later gifted to Dumbarton Oaks.

Henry P. McIlhenny Papers / V. Art collection / C. Dealers, museums, and others / f. Dudensing, Valentine. Incl. purchases.

Henry P. McIlhenny Papers / V. Art collection / A. Objects by artist / f. Derain, André, 1880-1954. "Le loge."

Henry P. McIlhenny Papers / V. Art collection / B. Objects by genre / f. Silver. Arthur-Lucerne.

Henry P. McIlhenny Papers / V. Art collection / B. Objects by genre / f. Sculpture. A.-T.

Henry P. McIlhenny Papers / V. Art collection / A. Objects by artist / f. Beccafiumi, [?]. "Head of an Old Man."

Henry P. McIlhenny Papers / VIII. Other subjects / B. Travel / f. Summer itineraries.

Henry P. McIlhenny Papers / V. Art collection / A. Objects by artist / f. Renoir, Auguste, 1841-1919. "Dancing Couple, Study for 'Le Bal à Bougival.'" (1883).

Henry P. McIlhenny Papers / V. Art collection / A. Objects by artist / f. Degas, Edgar Germain Hilaire. "Interior," "Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen," "Mary Cassatt at the Louvre," "Ballet Master, Jules Perot," and othe works. Correspondence.

Henry P. McIlhenny Papers / V. Art collection / A. Objects by artist / f. Delacroix, Eugène. "Portrait of d'Eugene Berry d'Duville." (1828).
August 1933
666 McIlhenny, Frances Plumer.1938-1939, n.d.
667 McIlhenny, Frances Plumer.[1940]
668 McIlhenny, Frances Plumer.

1942, n.d.
669 McIlhenny, Frances Plumer.n.d.
6610 [Wintersteen], Bernice McIlhenny.[1924?]
6611 Wintersteen, Bernice McIlhenny.July-Oct. 1943
6612 Wintersteen, Bernice McIlhenny.Nov. 1943-Jan. 1944
6613 Wintersteen, Bernice McIlhenny.Feb.-May 1944
6614 Wintersteen, Bernice McIlhenny.June-July 1944
6615 Wintersteen, Bernice McIlhenny.

Aug.-Dec. 1944
671 Judd, Carol [Mrs. Howard C.]

672 "Lord Tracy" and "Madame Keith."1925
673 Plumer, Marilla Phylance. Incl. note from "Bonnie."

674 Ziegler, Margaret Plumer [Aunt Marjorie].

675 Ziegler, Margaret [Cousin? Peggy]. [written by McIlhenny, Henry P.?]n.d.
Other relatives.

676McIlhenny, Bernice Bell. to McIlhenny, Frances Plumer.1912
677McIlhenny, Bernice Bell. to McIlhenny, John D.1905, 1912-1913
678McIlhenny, Frances Plumer. to Plumer family.1898
679McIlhenny, Frances Plumer. to Plumer family.1919
6710McIlhenny, Frances Plumer. to Plumer family.1921
6711McIlhenny, Frances Plumer. to Plumer family.1922
6712McIlhenny, Frances Plumer. to Plumer family.1926, 1928, n.d.
6713McIlhenny, Frances Plumer. to McIlhenny, John D. Jr.[1921-]1922, n.d.
6714McIlhenny, Frances Plumer. to Ziegler, Margaret Plumer.[1921-]1922
6715McIlhenny, Francis Salisbury. to McIlhenny, Georgia.1898
6716McIlhenny, Francis Salisbury. to McIlhenny, John D.1925
6717McIlhenny, James. to McIlhenny, John D.

6718McIlhenny, John. to McIlhenny, John D., Jr.1905
6719McIlhenny, John D.. to McIlhenny, John and Bernice Bell.1898
6720McIlhenny, John D.. to McIlhenny, John D. Jr.1921
6721McIlhenny, John D.. to Nichols, Isabel (Mrs. H. S. Prentiss).

6722 [Wintersteen], Bernice McIlhenny to McIlhenny, Frances Plumer.n.d.
6723 [Wintersteen], Bernice McIlhenny to McIlhenny, Frances Plumer.1928
6724 [Wintersteen], Bernice McIlhenny to McIlhenny, Henry P.n.d.
6725 [Wintersteen], Bernice McIlhenny to Bingham, Annie.n.d.
6726Ziegler, Carl A.. to McIlhenny, Frances Plumer.

6727Berenson, Mary, 1864-. to McIlhenny, John D. and Frances Plumer.1923
6728 Episcopal Academy headmaster to McIlhenny, John D. Incl. Henry's report card.1924
6729 [Goetcheus?], H. R. to McIlhenny, John D.n.d.
6730 Helme & McIlhenny former employees to McIlhenny, Frances Plumer.1932-1933
6731 [McClenahan?], Robert and Janet to McIlhenny, Frances Plumer.1927
6732 [Indecipherable], Dora to McIlhenny, Frances P.1939

Subseries B. Genealogy

1924-1925, 1939-1959, 1980

Scope and Content Note

Although McIlhenny marked only a limited amount of material as "genealogy" (or "genealogy/bio"), the topic was clearly of interest not only to him but also to his father. Letters from John D. McIlhenny's sister Isabel Nichols and cousin Selina Baillie give accounts of their Scotch and Irish ancestry, as well as a link to the Huguenot refugees who settled in Ulster in the 17th century. The most detailed accounts are the three volumes, which apparently were privately published. The McIlhenny-King and Plumer writings begin with his father's and mother's relatives who were the first to settle in the United States. The third volume chronicles the activities of his grandfather and father, and was probably intended to include later information of the McIlhenny offspring. Additional biographical information of family members is included in the clippings filed in the following "Other" subseries.



6733 Biographical requests re McIlhenny, Henry.1939, 1942-1959, 1980
6734 Biographical requests re McIlhenny, John D.1953-1954
67 Biographical requests re Wintersteen, Bernice.1956
6736 Correspondence Baillie, Selina. Incl. clipping and notes.1924, n.d.
6737 Correspondence. Nichols, Isabel (Mrs. H.S Prentiss).

6738 Correspondence w/ others.

6739 Notes.

6740 Print of Donegal Presbyterian Church (Lancaster Co., PA). Incl. historical notations.ca. 1976
6741 Himes, J. A. and Wm. Arch. McClean, comps. "History of the McIlhenny-King Families of Adams County Pennsylvania."

681 McIlhenny [John and John D.] family history.ca. 1930
6742 Plumer family history [privately published ca. 1904]. Photocopy.


Subseries C. Other

1866, 1890-1929, 1943, 1983-1985

Scope and Content Note

This subseries is comprised of various material types and subjects. Of the former, newspaper clippings are the most numerous, and most are obituaries of John D. McIlhenny's immediate family with the exception of Carol Judd, who was Frances's niece. Childhood memorabilia include a landscape drawing most likely by Henry P. McIlhenny in his interpretation of the "cubist" style, a paper doll drawn by his sister and the baptismal certificate of their older brother, John D. Jr. A note from one of "Santa's agents" commemorates their father's first Christmas as it was written in 1866, the year he was born. The earliest documentation pertaining to Frances P. McIlhenny is an IOU (or receipt) she wrote in 1876 to her uncle for "a pretty doll." The most detailed documentation in this subseries is her journal, which is included in the "travel" subject files. Written between 1894 and 1896 to record the family's European travels, Frances describes in detail their many social activities, including a presentation at the German court, and of the sights, giving historical background to many of the places, as well as sometimes cutting commentary of natives and fellow travelers. The dedicated journalist also inserted many clippings to illustrate her accounts. Of a later date is the ephemera identified as "Social events." These invitations, primarily to luncheons and weddings, offer a glimpse of the social circle in which Henry P. McIlhenny's parents moved. "Writings" conclude the subject files, and included in those by John D. McIlhenny are his views on the value of art, published in two Philadelphia newspaper columns during his tenure as president of the Museum. In one he presents the commercial value of an art museum to its city, primarily by generating tourist dollars, and in the other, he discusses the establishment of American scholarship and the importance of a national art style.


Genre folders precede topical ones, with each grouping in alphabetical order.

691 Certificate of baptism. McIlhenny, John Dexter, Jr.1899
692 Clipping re Judd, Carol (Mrs. Howard C.).

693 Clippings re McIlhenny, Bernice Bell. Obituaries and related articles.1915
694 Clippings re McIlhenny, Frances Plumer. Obituaries and related estate articles.1943
695 Clippings re McIlhenny, Francis Salisbury.1908, 1910
696 Clippings re McIlhenny, Georgia Bernice. Obituaries.1916-1917
697 Clippings re McIlhenny, James. Obituary photocopies.

698 Clippings re McIlhenny, John. Obituary.1916
699 Clippings re McIlhenny, John D. Re gas utilities.

1907, 1913, 1922
6910 Clippings re McIlhenny, John D. Memorial dedication.1929
6911 Clippings re Nichols, Isabel (Mrs. H. S. Prentiss). Incl. obituaries.

1919,1920, 1941
6912 Drawing [paper doll] by Bernice McIlhenny [Wintersteen].1909
6913 Drawing [of hats] by Henry P. McIlehnny.1922
6914 Drawing, "Cubist Painting: the Setting Sun" [by Henry P. McIlhenny?]n.d.
6915 Ephemera.1901, 1916, 1924
6916 [IOUs] of Henry A. and Frances Plumer to "Uncle" Samuel Plumer.1875, 1876
6917 Miscellaneous notes and [weight?] measurements.1901-1910, n.d.
6918 Note from "Santa's agent" re "Little Johnny" [John D. McIlhenny]/1866
6919 Photographs. McIlhenny, Henry P., as a boy.

6920 Photograph. McIlhenny, John D.n.d.
1421 Plaque. "Presented in memory of John McIlhenny, 1830-1916."n.d.
6921 Cemetery memorials.

1943, 1983-1985
6922 Eldercare of Plumer, Catherine [Katherine Irwin?]1982, n.d.
6923 Social events. Invitations, most to luncheons.n.d.
6924 Social events. Invitations, most to weddings.

1926-1927, n.d.
6925 Social events. Pennsylvania Scotch Irish Society annual banquet. Invitation, program and seating chart.1912
6926 Travel. Jounal of Frances G. Plumer [McIlhenny].1894-1896
6927 Travel. Additional clippings and postcards inserted in journal.n.d.
6928 Travel. Passport. McIlhenny, John D. and family.

6929 Travel. Passport. [Wintersteen] McIlhenny, Bernice.1928
6930 Writings of McIlhenny, John D. Incl. Third-party letter to editor.

1909, 1917-1924, n.d.
6931 Writings of [Nichols], Isabel McIlhenny.

1890, 1923

Series IV. Articles, interviews and lectures

1929, 1936-1988, n.d.

4 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

As the number of writings in this series makes evident, both the American and European media found McIlhenny and his way of life well worth reporting. The first set of folders pertains to magazine articles, which are listed separately. In many, the titles alone underscore McIlhenny's reputation as patron of the arts and the epitome of elegance. An example is a 1984 piece in Connoisseur magazine that proclaimed: "McIlhenny's art collection is nearly perfect, so is his life." A year earlier, the same publication ran an article entitled, "America's 101 top collectors." McIlhenny was number ten. As to the man behind the art, the townhouse and country castle, Patrick Gallagher, McIlhenny's butler of almost 25 years, summarized his employer's character with an anecdote published in a 1988 article in Gentlemen's Quarterly. When a guest mistakenly drank from his finger bowl, McIlhenny picked up his own bowl and did the same. To Gallagher, such was the response of "a true gentleman." The "Clippings" folders each contain multiple newspaper articles, grouped by general topic. Most of the newspapers are Philadelphia-based. Several of the Irish clippings pertain to McIlhenny's employees at Glenveagh castle, reporting on special events such as a wedding or christening.

This series also contains several folders that document two in-depth interviews of McIlhenny. In 1984 the BBC produced "Great Collectors," and McIlhenny was one of those featured in the program. The show aired in Britain the following summer, and the video cassette sent to McIlhenny was shown at his 75th birthday party given by the Philadelphia Museum of Art. A photocopy of the nearly 200-page transcript is included here along with some pre- and post-production correspondence and the BBC's film schedule. A photocopied transcript documents a 1974 interview of McIlhenny by Paul Cummings. The interview was conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's Oral History Program. There are also transcripts of a few slide lectures McIlhenny gave, as well as various drafts of an essay McIlhenny wrote about his gardens in Glenveagh, and which apparently was intended for a Dublin publication.

See Also:
Henry P. McIlhenny Papers / VI. Residences


Magazine articles are arranged indivudually in alphabetical order and precede clippings, which are filed alphabetically by subject

1351 "An art curator's house and famous collection: the Henry P. McIlhenny house in Philadelphia." Vogue 139 (Feb. 1962): 122-26.1962
1352 Bernier, Rosamond. "Le musée privé d'un conservateur." L'oeil no. 27 (Mar. 1957): 20-29.

1353 Cambell, I.M. "Some Irish gardens: 3." Gardeners chronicle 159 (8 Sept. 1962): 166-67.1962
1354 Colby, Anita. "American footprints on the ould sod." Cosmopolitan 158 (Feb. 1965): 84-89.1965
1355 Cornforth, John."Glenveagh Castle, Co. Donegal--I & II: the home of Mr. Henry McIlhenny." Reprinted from Country life (3, 10 June 1982).

1356 "Current and coming." Antiques 130 (July 1986).

1361 Durden-Smith, Jo and Diane Desimone. "The connoisseur: Henry McIlhenny's art collection..." Connoisseur 214 (Aug. 1984): 84-91.1984
1362 Elements of style. "What the butler knew." Gentlemen's quarterly 58 (Nov. 1988): 63, 67.1988
1363 Etting, Gloria Braggiotti. "House on Rittenhouse Square." Town & country (May 1952).

1364 Forman, Nessa. "Philadelphia: a multitude of museums." Travel & leisure 10 (Sept. 1980).1980
1365 "Glenveagh National Park." [unidentified publication]. Photocopy.ca. Sept. 1982
1366 "Glenveagh: Yankee outpost on the Emerald Isle." House beautiful 117 (Jan. 1975): 26-33. Reprints (incomplete) and photocopy.1975
1367 Guinesss, Desmond. "Glenveagh revisited." [unidentified publication] (1986): 104-13.

1368 Guiness, Lindy. "Glenveagh Castle is Victorian gothic and has incredible gardens." Harpers bazaar (Sept. 1969): 58-63.1969
1371 Harris, Helen. "Cottages to castles. . ." Town & country 127 (Nov. 1973).1973
1416 "Henry McIlhenny: the consummate collector." W (Fairchild Publications) (9 Dec. 1983): 14-18. (oversize).1983
1372 Hoving, Thomas. "America's top 101 collectors." Connoisseur 213 (Sept. 1983): 108-18.1983
1373 Jacques, Yvonne. "So you want to build on or out. . ." House & garden [UK edition] 21 (Sept. 1966): 72-79.1966
1374 Kaye, Ellen. "Squire on the square." Today [Inquirer magazine] (28 Mar. 1976): 22-23.1976
1375 McCarthy, John. "The storming of the summer palace." Philadelphia magazine 62 (July 1971): 147-50.1971
1381 Murtagh, William J. "Portfolio: Glenveagh Castle." Nineteenth century 5 (Summer 1979): 52-57.1979
1382 O'Higgins, Patrick. "A weekend with Henry McIlhenny: the Maecenas of Rittenhouse Square." Town & country 128 (Feb. 1974).1974
1383 "Old-world splendor in a classic town house." House beautiful 124 (Apr. 1982); 86-91.1982
1384 "The Philadelphia Museum: created by Main-line families, it brings great art to public." Life 31 (3 Sept. 1951): 66-74.1951
1385 Roper, Lanning. "A cosmopolitan garden: Glenveagh Castle, Co. Donegal." Country life [Irish number] 158 (24 May 1973): 1468-70.

1386 Smith, Jack. "Oh, Henry! The amazing Mr. McIlhenny. . ." Philadelphia magazine 77 (Mar. 1986): 100-103.1986
1387 Vogel, Carol. "Philadelphia pride: a connoisseur's stunning collection is up for auction." New York times magazine. (10 May 1987): 70-72.1987
1388 Westminster, Loelia. "Glenveagh Castle." House & garden [UK edition] 13 (Jan. 1958):18-23.

Other magazine articles.

701 Clippings. Affiliations.

1417 Clippings. Bequest to PMA and related exhibitions. (oversize).

1418 Clippings. Estate auction and sale of Rittenhouse Square house. (oversize).

702 Clippings. Exhibitions at PMA.1936-1937, 1949, 1955, n.d.