Glessner family papers, 1851-1959 (bulk 1864-1881)

††††††††††† Glessner, Frances Macbeth, 1848-1932.

 

Descriptive Inventory for the Collection at Chicago History Museum, Research Center

 

 

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Title: Glessner family papers [manuscript], 1851-1959 (bulk 1864-1881)

Main entry: Glessner, Frances Macbeth, 1848-1932.

Inclusive dates: 1851-1959 (bulk 1864-1881)

Size: 13 linear ft. (32 boxes)

 

Restriction: Advance appointment with special permission required to view original journals and the Helen Macbeth diary. Please consult the transcripts instead.

Accession numbers: M1983.0010; M1982.0045; scrapbook microfilm: 1989.0341.

Provenance statement: Gift of John Glessner Lee and Mrs. Charles F. Batchelder in 1975 and 1983 (M1983.0010; M1982.0045). The scrapbook on microfilm was donated separately (1989.0341).

Terms governing use: Copyright may be retained by the creators of items, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law, unless otherwise noted.

Please cite this collection as: Glessner family papers (Chicago History Museum) plus a detailed description, date, and box/folder number of a specific item.

 

This descriptive inventory contains the following sections:

Biographical/historical note,

Summary description of the collection,

Description of some material related to the collection,

List of online catalog headings about the collection,

Arrangement of the collection,

List of contents of the collection.

 

Biographical/historical note:

The Glessner family moved to Chicago in 1886 when Glessner's company based in Springfield (Ohio) merged into the company that became International Harvester. Helen Macbeth was Mrs. Glessner's sister, who resided with the family for a period.

 

Description of the collection:

Incoming letters to Mr. and Mrs. Glessner from each other, many family members, business associates, and friends (primarily 1864-1881); original journals and some letters (1879-1921, 52 v.) of Frances Macbeth Glessner with occasional entries by her husband John J. Glessner, an officer of International Harvester Company; diary of Helen Macbeth (1872-1880); typed transcripts of the journals and diary (6 boxes); household account books (1870s, 17 small vol.); and scrapbook of newsclippings (1923-1931) of the Glessner family, who moved from Springfield, Ohio, to Chicago. Included are miscellaneous personal and business cards, trade cards, bills and receipts, pressed flowers, invitations, menus, 2 commentaries on music presented to The Fortnightly (club) by Mrs. Glessner (1892, 1893), and other items.

 

The journals comment on social activities; family life and illnesses; construction of the house at 1800 South Prairie Avenue in Chicago designed by H.H. Richardson; household operations and domestic servants; travel, including Mrs. Glessner's 1890 European trip; and summers at The Rocks in Littleton, New Hampshire. The scrapbook includes clippings about donation of the house to the American Institute of Architects, Chicago Chapter. Correspondence relates to courtship, child rearing, death of child (1875); purchases of furniture and art, art pottery; John J. Glessner's work (correspondence beginning 1864) with Warder, Mitchell & Company, manufacturers of Champion reapers and mowers (Springfield, Ohio); attendance at the U.S. Centennial Exposition (Philadelphia, 1876). Correspondents include Mary Glessner (Mrs. Thomas S. Kimball), Charles Macbeth, Helen Macbeth, and Benjamin H. Warder.

 

The correspondence in series 2 is not in order yet (by date, author, or topic).

 

Description of some material related to the collection:

Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include a Glessner family scrapbook on microfilm (cataloged separately), many photographs of family members filed by name, and the John George M. Glessner photograph collection (1977.0222).

 

List of online catalog headings about the collection:

Subjects:

Glessner, Frances Macbeth, 1848-1932.

Glessner, John Jacob, 1843-1936

Glessner family.

Kimball, Thomas, Mrs.

Macbeth, Helen.

Warder, Benjamin H.

Glessner, John Jacob, 1843-1936--Homes and haunts--Illinois--Chicago.

Glessner House (Chicago, Ill.)

1800 South Prairie Avenue (Chicago, Ill.)

Fortnightly of Chicago (Organization)

Richardson, H. H. (Henry Hobson), 1838-1886

Warder, Mitchell & Company (Springfield, Ohio)

Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)

Family--Illinois--Chicago.

Family--Ohio--Springfield.

Family corporations--Ohio--Springfield.

Harvesting machinery--Industry and trade--Illinois--Chicago.

Domestics--Illinois--Chicago.

Women--Illinois--Chicago.

Industries--Ohio--Springfield--19th century.

Chicago (Ill.)--Social life and customs--19th century.

Chicago (Ill.)--Social life and customs--20th century.

Littleton (N.H.)--Social life and customs--19th century.

Springfield (Ohio)--Social life and customs--19th century.

Form/genre:

Account books.

Journals (notebooks).

Memorabilia.

Scrapbooks.

Transcripts.

Added entries:

Glessner, John Jacob, 1843-1936

Warder, Benjamin H.

Macbeth, Helen.

Fortnightly of Chicago (Organization)

Warder, Mitchell & Company (Springfield, Ohio)

United States--Illinois--Cook County--Chicago.

United States--New Hampshire--Littleton.

United States--Ohio--Springfield.

 

Arrangement of the collection:

The collection is arranged in 3 series:

Series 1. Journals of Frances M. Glessner & diary of Helen Macbeth (transcripts, box 1-6)

Series 2. Correspondence and other papers, 1851-1959, bulk 1864-1881 (box 7-18)

Series 3. Journals of Frances M. Glessner (original 52 vols.) and diary of Helen MacBeth †††††††† Restriction: Advance appointment with special permission required to view original journal. Please consult transcripts instead.

 

List of contents of the collection:

Series 1. Journals of Frances M. Glessner & diary of Helen Macbeth (transcripts, box 1-6)

Box 1

folders:

Journal typed transcript: Introduction 1870-1879

Journal typed transcript: July 1879-Mar. 1881

Journal typed transcript: Mar-Sept. 1881

Journal typed transcript: Sept. 1881-Mar. 1882

Journal typed transcript: Mar-Sept. 1882

Journal typed transcript: July 1882-Mar. 1883

Journal typed transcript: Mar-Nov. 1883

Journal typed transcript: Dec. 1883-Oct. 1884

Journal typed transcript: July-Dec. 1884

Journal typed transcript: Dec. 1884-Aug. 1885 incl. ref. to building house on Prairie Ave.

Journal typed transcript: July-Nov. 1885

Journal typed transcript: Dec. 1885-Sept. 1886 incl. ref. to building house on Prairie Ave.

 

Box 2

folders:

Journal typed transcript: Sept. 1886-Apr. 1887, incl. ref. to building house on Prairie Ave.

Journal typed transcript: May-Sept. 1887, incl. ref. to building house on Prairie Ave.

Journal typed transcript: Sept. 1887-Apr. 1888

Journal typed transcript: May-Dec. 1888

Journal typed transcript: Dec. 1888-July 1889

Journal typed transcript: July-1889-Feb. 1890

Journal typed transcript: Feb-July 1890 re. Mrs. Glessnerís European trip

Journal typed transcript: July 1890-Jan. 1891

 

Box 3

folders:

Journal typed transcript: Feb-Oct. 1891

Journal typed transcript: Oct. 1891-June 1892

Journal typed transcript: July 1892-Feb. 1893

Journal typed transcript: Feb-Sept. 1893

Journal typed transcript: Oct. 1893-July 1894

Journal typed transcript: June1894-Apr. 1895

Journal typed transcript: Apr. 1895-Mar. 1896

 

Box 4

folders:

Journal typed transcript: Mar-Dec. 1896

Journal typed transcript: Jan-Nov. 1897

Journal typed transcript: Nov. 1897-May 1898

Journal typed transcript: May 1898-Apr. 1899

Journal typed transcript: Apr. 1899-May 1900

Journal typed transcript: May 1900-Apr. 1901

Journal typed transcript: June 1901-May 1902

Journal typed transcript: May 1902-Jan. 1903

Journal typed transcript: Mar. 1903-Jan. 1904

Journal typed transcript: Letters 1903-1904

 

Box 5

folders:

Journal typed transcript: Jan-Aug. 1904

Journal typed transcript: Aug. 1904-Feb. 1905

Journal typed transcript: Feb. 1905-Jan. 1906

Journal typed transcript: Jan. 1906-Feb. 1907

Journal typed transcript: Mar. 1907-Jan. 1908

Journal typed transcript: Jan-Dec. 1908

Journal typed transcript: Dec. 1908-Oct. 1909

Journal typed transcript: Oct. 1909-June 1910

Journal typed transcript: June 1910-June 1911

 

Box 6

folders:

Journal typed transcript: June 1911-May 1912

Journal typed transcript: May 1912-May 1913

Journal typed transcript: May 1913-Apr. 1914

Journal typed transcript: Apr. 1914-Apr. 1915

Journal typed transcript: Apr. 1915-Apr. 1916

Journal typed transcript: Apr. 1916-Oct. 1917

Journal typed transcript: Letters 1917-1921

Diary of Helen MacBeth 1872-1880 [Note: Name may be spelled "MacBeth" or "Macbeth"]

 

Series 2. Correspondence and other papers, 1851-1959, bulk 1864-1881 (box 7-18)

Letters to Mr. or Mrs. Glessner from each other; from their parents, brothers and sisters, son, and other members of their extended families; and from friends and business associates. Includes letters (46) from J.G.G. to F.M.G. and about a dozen from other family members to each other. Primarily discuss day-to-day family and home life, matters of health, weather, church attendance, visits, and similar social activities. J.G.G.ís correspondence from men usually pertains to business. Also includes a music composition book of Helen MacBeth's, and 25 photographs of Mrs. Frances Glessner Leeís property, The Rocks, in Littleton, N.H., ca. 1959.

 

The following informal contents notes were prepared by Elaine Harrington and Mary Alice Molloy in 1994:

Box 7 (formerly box 13)

Also has EVís work sheets, duplicates of typed letters, modern notebook of Macbeth and Glessner families.

 

Folder 1: To John J. Glessner from Frances MacBeth Glessner [Fannie, wife]: 1866, 1867,

1869-1871, 1873. 1875-1877; in her early letters she liked to call him Dear.

 

Folder 2: To John J. Glessner from John George M. Glessner [Georgie, son]: 1877. Includes evidence of Georgeís hay fever, also George as a child on how to draw a pig.

 

Folder 3: To John J. Glessner from Jacob Glessner [father of JJG]; 1864-1873, 1876-1877, 1879. Often on Zanesville Paper Mill.

 

Glessner, Gilbert and Terry stationery, to JJG at 18, 20, 21 N. Clinton St. in Chicago. Letter of Feb. 24, 1870 expressed a viewpoint against early marriage. Mar. 6, 1873 mentions weekly letters back and forth. Warder and Mitchell bought their business paper from Glessnerís father.

 

Folder 4: To John J. Glessner from Mary Laughlin Glessner [Mrs. Jacob, mother]: 1864 -- note from Jessie G, age 6 and misc. 1864-Oct. 20, 1870, 1879. Letter of March 6, 1864, about John leaving home and starting work at Warderís. His mother writes from Elmwood Cottage.

 

Folder 5: To John J. Glessner from George B. Glessner: 1864-October 2, 1970. On stationery from Laughlin, Smith and Co., wholesale druggists in Wheeling, W.V.

 

Folder 6: To John J. Glessner from Jessie Glessner [sister]: 1864-1865, 1867-1868, 1870.

 

Folder 7: To John J. Glessner from Mary Glessner Kimball [Mrs. Thomas, sister] and Thomas Kimball: 1870s. Letter of Nov. 26, 1870, from Mary mentions gifts from family to be given at wedding of John and Frances, including silver, $100 for furniture, and Bible.

 

Folder 8: To John J. Glessner from William L. Glessner [brother]: 1865, 1867, 1870-1874, 1881. On stationery from Benwood Iron Works, Wheeling, W.V., and Ohio City Iron and Nail Works.

 

Box 8 (formerly box 14)

Folder 1: To John J. Glessner from George A. Macbeth; 1871, 1874-1849.

 

Folder 2: To John J. Glessner from Helen Macbeth, Nancy Bayard Macbeth, Charles Macbeth, James Macbeth, Anna Rachel Macbeth; 1866-1874, 1879

 

Folder 3: To John J. Glessner from Maggie B. Eldridge [cousin], John V. Glessner [uncle] and other family: 1870-1872, 1876. Mostly responses to wedding invitations.

 

Folder 4: To John J. Glessner from J. H. Outhwaite [friend]; 1865, 1866, 1870. From Isaac Scott: 1877-1879, mentions terra cotta work and "crib." From Lydia A. Coonley, 188?.

 

Folder 5: To John J. Glessner--Miscellaneous personal and business items [Frederick Keppel and Haseltine Collection of Paintings announcements]

 

Folder 6: To John J. Glessner, 1870. Responses re wagons, furniture and lodgings. From G. M. Outhwaite; Studebaker letterhead showing building in St. Joseph, Mo.; furniture companies in Chicago; responses to ad for room & board in Chicago December 1870.

 

Folder 7: to John J. Glessner from B. H. Warder and other Warder Mitchell & Co. correspondents; 1864-1865, 1871. Business letters, some on Lagonda Agriculture Works letterhead.

 

Folder 8: To John J. Glessner from B. H. Warder and other Warder, Mitchell & co. correspondents; 1872-1874.

 

Folder 9: to John J. Glessner from B. F. Warder and other Warder, Mitchell & Co. correspondents; 1875. Includes price list #11 (1875), Champion Reapers and Mowers, and shipments for year [Chicago by far biggest market].

 

Box 9 (formerly box 15)

Folder 1: To John J. Glessner from B. H. Warder and other Warder, Mitchell and Co. correspondence: Jan-June, 1876. Includes business card of Warder, Mitchell, manufacturer of improved Buckeye Cider Mill and Champion Mowing Machine, Lagonda Agricultural Works, Springfield, Ohio. [two nice illustrations]

 

A letter of Jan. 10, 1876, notes that Glessner is in charge of their Chicago house and referred to as a partner. Stationery of Gammon and Deering, manufacturers of the Marsh Harvester at Plano, Ill., and at 193 Washington St. A request for a raise came into the Chicago Office dated April 29, 1875, to $12 a week, with the requester saying that it would considerably enhance the pleasure of his exhistance [sic]. Stationery of Pond and Finkle, agents for Champion Threshers, etc., Appleton, Wisconsin. Letters of employment sent to Box 74, Tribune Office

 

Folder 2: To John J. Glessner from B. H. Warder, and other Warder, Mitchell and Co. correspondence; July, 1876-Dec. 1878. Letter of Aug. 21, 1876, re. advice on where to stay in Philadelphia, International Exhibition, 1876.

 

Folder 3: Warder, Mitchell and Co. miscellany, 1870s; business cards, etc.; a part list for Champion Mower, and of its tool box contents; illustrations of mowers; card of Inter-State Industrial Exposition, 1873; building by Boyington, celebrating rebuilding of Chicago after the Great Fire of 1971; Happy New Year 1874-1875, complements Champion party envelope [size intended to contain money?]; Fairbanks Scales trade cards. Confidential instructions to canvassers and traveling men for Champion machines include: read daily, do not show to anyone, report three times a week, keep expenses low, donít go beyond territory, etc.

 

Folder 4: To Francs MacBeth Glessner from John J. Glessner [husband]; 1871-1876. Includes letters with Dear Fannie, My Dear Fannie, letter of 3/5, 1872 signed your John, and Love! Five times across the bottom. In letter of 2/2, 1875 he is looking at an open carriage.

 

Folder 5: To Frances Macbeth Glessner from John J. Glessner; July-September, 1881. With pressed flowers.

 

Folder 6: To Frances MacBeth, later Mrs. John J. Glessner, from James Reed MacBeth Glessner, father of Fanny [He seemed to spell her name Fanny, her husband Fannie]; 1863-1867, 1878. Letters were sent to Mrs. John J. Glessner, 20 and 22 N. Clinton in 1878.

 

Box 10 (formerly box 16)

Folder 1: To Fannie MacBeth [later Glessner] from Nancy Bayard Macbeth [mother];

1864-Jan. 1867, 1870-1879

 

Folder 2: To Frances MacBeth Glessner and to John and Fanny Glessner from Rachel MacBeth [later Robertson]; 1865, 1970, 1873-1878, 1881.

 

Folder 3: To Frances Macbeth Glessner from Charles Macbeth and Elizabeth Macbeth [Fís brother and sister-in-law] and Anna and Mary Macbeth [cousins]; 1864, 1865, 1870, 1874

 

Folder 4: To Frances MacBeth Glessner from George A. MacBeth and James B. Macbeth

[brothers]; 1872, 1873, 1874, 1881

 

Folder 5: To Frances MacBeth Glessner from Helen MacBeth [sister]; 1862, 1864-1867, 1870.

 

Folder 6: to Frances MacBeth Glessner from Eleanor E. Thomas [cousin] and Cousin Kate; 1857 1958, 1880-1881.

 

Folder 7: To Frances MacBeth Glessner from Jessie Glessner Chandler; 1870, 1873, 1874, 1877. And from William L. Glessner, 1871.

 

Folder 8: To Frances MacBeth Glessner from the Averys, 1875-1881.

 

Folder 9: To Frances MacBeth Glessner from Lizzie Fisher; 1865-1869

 

Box 11 (formerly box 17)

Folder 1: To Frances MacBeth Glessner from various FMC friends: 1863-1870. Two letters from

boy friends asking to take her to socials.

 

Folder 2: To Frances MacBeth Glessner [Mrs. John J. Glessner] from various FMG friends; 1871-1875, 1878, 1879 , 1881. On a small sheet, asking about dress fabric, invitation to Jessie Glessnerís wedding from Evergreen Place, Hannah Cutter, a friend. Letter of Aug. 21, 1881, last page recommends the art rooms of Bigelow, Kunnard and Companyís store in Boston. Letter of Aug. 8, 1881, a teacher of Limoges [presumably china painting] in the Decorative Arts writes to Mrs. G., Cincinnati Pottery Club, 1881, recalls a pot from the Decorative Arts Society.

 

Folder 3: To John and Fannie Glessner from Jacob Glessner; Dec. 23, 1870-1878. Letter of Dec. 26, 1876 re. Christmas, father mentions, twice, table on which presents were displayed. John and Frances had sent a framed photograph of their home as a Christmas present to his parents, 261 W. Washington Blvd.

 

Folder 4: To John and Fannie from Mary Laughlin Glessner; 1871-1878, 1880-1881. Letter of June 30, 1875, very touching about the Glessner's dead child, addressed to corner Washington and Morgan Streets.

 

Folder 5: To John J. Glessner and/or Fannie Glessner from George B. Glessner and Nellie Reeder, later Mrs. George B. Glessner; Dec. 21, 1870-May 27, 1877, 1878-1881.

 

Box 12 (formerly box 18)

Folder 1: To John and/or Francis Glessner from Jessie Glessner; 1871-1879, 1881 (and to Thomas Kimball visiting Chicago, 1877).

 

Folder 2: To John and/or Francis Glessner from Mary Glessner Kimball [Mrs. Thomas S.] and Thomas Kimball; 1871-1877 [includes Willardís Hotel menu]

 

Folder 3: To John and/or Francis Glessner from William L. Glessner [Will]; 1878;. Mentions picture of Chicago house sent to Springfield.

 

Folder 4: To John and/or Francis Glessner from Aunt Margaret Laughlin Blocksom [JJGís motherís sister] and from Aunt Laura [JJGís fatherís sister]; 1877, 1878.

 

Folder 5: To John and/or Francis Glessner from James Reed Macbeth [FMGís father];1870-1872

Folder 6: To John and/or Francis Glessner from Nancy Bayard MacBeth [FMGís mother]; 1871-1878, 1881.

Folder 7: To John and/or Francis Glessner from Anna Rachel Macbeth; 1871, 1872, 1876, 1877.

 

Box 13 (formerly box 19)

Folder 1: to John and/or Francis Glessner from Charles Macbeth and other members of family; 1871-1879, 1881.

Folder 2: To John and/or Francis Glessner from George MacBeth, 1871.

Folder 3 To John and/or Francis Glessner from Helen MacBeth, December 1870, 1871.

Folder 4: To John &/or Francis Glessner from Helen MacBeth, 1872.

Folder 5: To John &/or Francis Glessner from Helen Macbeth, 1873.

 

Box 14 (formerly box 20)

Folder 1: To John and/or Francis Glessner from Helen MacBeth, Jan-Apr. 1874

Folder 2: To John and/or Francis Glessner from Helen MacBeth, May-Dec. 1874

Folder 3: To John and/or Francis Glessner from Helen MacBeth, 1875, 1876

Folder 4: To John and/or Francis Glessner from Helen MacBeth, Jan-Apr. 1877

Folder 5: To John and/or Francis Glessner from Helen MacBeth, May-Aug. 1877

Folder 6: To John and/or Francis Glessner from Helen MacBeth, Sept.-Dec. 1877

 

Box 15 (formerly box 21)

Folder 1: To John and/or Francis Glessner from Helen MacBeth, Jan-May 1878

Folder 2: To John and/or Francis Glessner from Helen MacBeth, June-Aug. 1878

Folder 3: To John and/or Francis Glessner from Helen MacBeth, Sept.-Dec. 1878

Folder 4: To John and/or Francis Glessner from Helen MacBeth, 1879, 1881

Folder 5: to John and/or Francis Glessner from persons not immediate family, 1871-1875. Most relate to death of son John.

Folder 6: To John and/or Francis Glessner from persons not immediate family, 1876

Folder 7: To John and/or Francis Glessner from persons not immediate family, 1877.

Folder 8: To John and/or Francis Glessner from J. Henry Badger [George Glessnerís tutor], 1878.

 

Box 16 (formerly box 22)

Folder 1: John J. Glessner and Fannie Glessner; personal and domestic misc. from the 1870s.

 

Pencil floorplans of first floor and second floor of a house, 1864. Business card of William H. Jackson and Co., warerooms on N. Union Square, New York, grates and fenders; on reverse is written: Herter Bros. -- 877 Broadway, Kimbal and Coebus -- 9 E. 20, Potter and Stymus Mfg. Co. -- 42 S. Lexington Ave [all fashionable New York home furnishing suppliers].

 

Booklet of crochet and embroidery patterns includes postcards of 1876 Fair buildings.

 

Brochure dated 1871 showed Frances to be a member of the Third Presbyterian Church, corner W. Washington and Carpenter Streets, pastorís residence at 78 Ashland. In 1871 at 69 Park Avenue.

 

Bill from A. Fiedler and Co., Chicago manufacturers of interior decorations and furnishings, mantels, sideboards, bookcases, bedroom sets, furniture made to order. Bill for 1 ottoman and easy chair in white, 3 1/2 yds. Fizzau cloth, tufting and covering, $45 + $25, $70. Card of Joel Goldthwait and Co., 167 and 169 Washington St., Boston., carpetings. Bill for $200 for a $215 Persian rug, not Turkey. Letter from Herter Brothers re. red maquette to cover an armchair with walnut frame around seats and up sides of back, fringe around arms, not seat. 1 armchair, 1 table cover shipped. Sample of fabric is pile mohair type for 1 cameo/set.

 

A note for 50 lbs of ice, 75 cents a week.

 

Catalogs from Miller Carriage Co., Bellefontaine and Muncie, Indiana.

 

Brochures about carpet cleaners.

 

Three sheets of flower names, some Latin, some common names, ca. 1871 or 1872 [flowers ordered for 261 W. Washington?].

 

Folder 2: Paper ephemera. Surf Hotel on Fire Island, engravings from the [Chicago] Inter-Ocean newspaper, Cox and Sons Stained Glass, Rand McNally atlas 1877.

 

Rugs purchased from Torry Bright and Capen, 350 Washington Street, Boston, Masuaptam carpet, Daghistan rug, 2 Turcoman curtains, $546.75. Turkey stair carpet, silk portiers from Torry, Boston.

 

Folder 3: To/from George Macbeth Glessner [son of John J. Glessner and Fannie Macbeth Glessner]; 1871-1879. Dec. 25, 1876, Santa letter to him on Warder stationery, 1877 Santa letter, Georgeís floor done.

 

Folder 4: To Mary Laughlin Glessner from Mary Kimball Glessner; 1868. To Jacob Glessner II from August Glessner; 1873. To Jacob Glessner from H. L. Balt of Somerset, 1879. To Jessie Glessner from cousin Laura; 1878. To Jessie Glessner from G. G. Gunther, furrier, 1878.

 

Folder 5: James Reed MacBeth from California, 1851, to his church.

 

Folder 6: To Nancy Bayard MacBeth from James Reed Macbeth and from Mrs. Macbeth's children; 1866, 1871-1878.

 

Folder 7: To Anna Rachel MacBeth [later Robertson] from Nancy Bayard MacBeth; 1869, 1872, 1875-1878.

 

Folder 8: to George MacBeth from Nancy Bayard MacBeth and other family members; 1865, 1872-1877.

 

Folder 9: To Charles MacBeth and Betty MacBeth from Nancy Bayard MacBeth and other family members; 1867, 1875.

 

Folder 10: To George MacBeth from Nancy Bayard MacBeth and other family members; 1865, 1872-1875.

 

Folder 11: To Helen MacBeth from Nancy Bayard Macbeth and other family members;

1869-1876.

 

Folder 12: To Mr. Robertson [Isaac?] from Helen MacBeth. 1865.

 

Folder 13: Miscellaneous commercial announcements, forms, etc.; 1876. Includes some champion reaper material.

 

Folder 14: Several disparate items: (1) Pictures of classical motifs and three unidentified persons; (2) handkerchief with FM embroidered on corner, 1864; (3) Printed booklet, "'Instructions for the House Employees," domestics at The Rocks, Summer 1892.

 

Folder 15: Publication: "Burtís Among the Clouds," Mt. Washington, N.H. newspaper 8/16/1878, includes many ads with pictures of New Hampshire hotels.

 

Folder 16: Frances MacBeth Glessner, Paper on Music presented to The Fortnightly (club) December 1892 and a second presentation 1893 Two versions, one 19 typed pages.

 

Folder 17: Helen Macbeth's music notebook, undated.

 

Folder 18: Twenty photos of The Rocks, 1959?. All farm or distance scenes, not close-ups of buildings.

 

Box 17 (formerly box 23)

 

Box 18 (formerly box 24)

Small household account books list grocery purchases, etc., 17 v., 1870s

 

1907 newspaper clipping about The Rocks with 4 pictures (The Day, New London, Conn., 1883 Sept. 21)

 

Picture of Elizabeth Coolidge

 

Scrapbook of mostly clippings, 1920-1931, including: loose section of Chicago Tribune, Mar. 31, 1931, with photograph of Commercial Club in San Diego taken 30 years earlier; many clippings re Glessner donation of house to AIA; re Fannie Bloomfield Zeisler (p. 10); re Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge (from New Republic c. 10/1925); site of Pullman mansion to be a park (to be called Fort Dearborn Park [not built]); article on The Rocks from Littleton, N.H., newspaper.

 

Microfilm storage:

Microfilm reels (positive & negative) of a different scrapbook, ca. 1870-1930 (cataloged separately)

 

Series 3. Journals of Frances M. Glessner (original 52 vols.) and diary of Helen MacBeth

Restriction: Advance appointment with special permission required to view original journal. Please consult transcripts instead.

 

Box of original volumes 1 [please identify by box# and volume#]

volumes:

vol.†††††† Miss MacBethís diary, 1872-1880

Mrs. J. J. Glessnerís journals:

vol. A†† Introduction to journals

vol. 1††† July 13-1879-March 24, 1881

vol. 2††† Mar. 24-Sept. 23, 1881

vol. 3††† Sept. 24, 1881-Mar. 17, 1882

vol. 4††† Mar. 18-Sept. 9, 1882

vol. 5††† July 20, 1882-Mar. 11, 1883

vol. 6††† Mar. 18-Dec. 2, 1883

vol. 7††† Dec. 9, 1883-Oct. 17, 1884

vol. 8††† July 20-Dec. 20, 1884 incl. photos of "The Big House" at The Rocks, pp. 3-17

 

Box of original volumes 2 [please identify by box# and volume#]

volumes:

vol. 9††† Dec. 28, 1884-Aug. 9, 1885, incl. ref. to building house on Prairie Ave.

vol. 10 July 26-Nov. 29, 1885

vol. 11 Dec. 2, 1885-Sept. 11, 1886, incl. ref. to building house on Prairie Ave.

vol. 12 Sep 11, 1886-Apr. 21, 1887, incl. ref. to building house on Prairie Ave.

vol. 13 May 4-Sept. 19, 1887, incl. ref. to building house on Prairie Ave.

vol. 14 Sept. 19, 1887-Apr. 28, 1888

 

Box of original volumes 3 [please identify by box# and volume#]

volumes:

vol. 15 May 6-Dec. 9, 1888

vol. 16 Dec. 15, 1888-July 10, 1889

vol. 17 July 11, 1889-Feb. 9, 1890

vol. 18 Mrs. Glessnerís European trip, Feb. 14-July 24, 1890

 

Box of original volumes 4 [please identify by box# and volume#]

volumes:

vol. 19 July 25, 1890-Jan. 30, 1891

vol. 20 Feb. 1-Oct. 14, 1891

vol. 21 Oct. 18, 1891-June 26, 1892

vol. 22 July 3, 1892-Feb. 12, 1893

 

Box of original volumes 5 [please identify by box# and volume#]

volumes:

vol. 23 Feb. 20-Sept. 24, 1893

vol. 24 Oct. 1, 1893-June 11, 1894

vol. 25 June 18, 1894-Apr. 21, 1895

vol. 26 Apr. 28, 895-Mar. 8, 1896

 

Box of original volumes 6 [please identify by box# and volume#]

volumes:

vol. 27 Mar. 13-Dec. 27, 1896

vol. 28 Jan. 3-Nov. 7, 1897

vol. 29 Nov. 14, 1897-May 8, 1898

vol. 30 May 5, 1898-Apr. 2 1899

 

Box of original volumes 7 [please identify by box# and volume#]

volumes:

vol. 31 Apr. 19, 1899-May 5, 1900

vol. 32 May 13, 1900-Apr. 28, 1901

vol. 33 June 2, 1901-May 10, 1902

vol. 34 May 18, 1902-Jan. 18, 1903

 

Box of original volumes 8 [please identify by box# and volume#]

volumes:

vol. 35 Mar. 3, 1903-Jan. 17, 1904

vol. 36 Jan. 24-Aug. 1, 1904

vol. 37 Letters, 1903-1904

 

Box of original volumes 9 [please identify by box# and volume#]

volumes:

vol. 38 Aug. 8, 1904-Feb. 5, 1905

vol. 39 Feb. 12, 1905-Jan. 21, 1906

 

Box of original volumes 10 [please identify by box# and volume#]

volumes:

vol. 40 Feb. 11, 1906-Feb. 24, 1907

vol. 41 Mar. 3, 1907-Jan. 12, 1908

 

Box of original volumes 11 [please identify by box# and volume#]

volumes:

vol. 42 Jan. 9-Dec. 20, 1908

vol. 43 Dec. 27, 1908-Oct. 9, 1909

vol. 44 Oct. 17, 1909-June 20, 1910

vol. 45 June 26, 1910-June 18, 1911

 

Box of original volumes 12 [please identify by box# and volume#]

volumes:

vol. 46 June 25, 1911-May 5, 1912

vol. 47 May 12, 1912-May 4, 1913

vol. 48 May 11, 1913-Apr. 26, 1914

 

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volumes:

vol. 49 Apr. 26, 1914-Apr. 26, 1915

vol. 50 Apr. 26, 1915-Apr. 26, 1916

 

Box of original volumes 14 [please identify by box# and volume#]

volumes:

vol. 51 Apr. 27, 1916-May 4, 1917

vol. 52 Letters, 1917-1921