John and Ruth Burgess Collection
Table of Contents
- Biographical Note
- Scope and Content
- Access Restrictions
- Preferred Citation
- Processing Information
- Related Materials
- Series Descriptions
- Collection Inventory
John & Ruth Burgess Collection, circa 1868-1934 (bulk dates 1890-1934)
The Burgess Collection contains letters and papers from Prof. John William Burgess and his second wife Ruth Payne Burgess, as well as a large amount of Ruth Payne Burgess's artwork. Some photographs, scrapbooks, new clippings and other ephemera are also included.
John William Burgess, American Educator, 1844-1931
John William Burgess, son of Thomas and Mary Edwards Burgess, was born in Pulaski, Giles County, Tennessee on August 26, 1844. He attended Cumberland University in Tennessee from 1860-61 before joining the Union Army. In 1864 he began studying at Amherst College, graduating in 1867. In 1869 he became a member of the Massachusetts Bar and also married Augusta Thayer Jones, sister of the benefactor of this library. Augusta Burgess died in 1884 and Burgess married Ruth Payne Jewett, a cousin of Augusta, a year later. They had one child, Elisha Payne Jewett Burgess. John William Burgess died in Brookline, Massachusetts, on January 13, 1931.
Between 1869 and 1876, Burgess taught at Knox College in Illinois, studied in German universities, and taught history and law at Amherst College. He began to teach constitutional law at Columbia College in 1876, beginning a relationship with that institution that would last nearly forty years. In 1880 Burgess, with the assistance of colleagues, established the School of Political Science at Columbia, which was Columbia's first graduate school and the first collegiate Political Science department in the United States. Under Burgess's tenure Columbia organized the Academy of Political Science, which in 1886 began publishing the scholarly journal Political Science Quarterly. He was named Dean of the School of Political Science in 1890, a position he retained until his retirement in 1912.
In 1906-07 Burgess was the first Theodore Roosevelt Professor of American History and Institutions at Friedrich Wilhelm University in Berlin, Germany. This high honor help re-establish old ties with German scholars and politicians. He was teaching in an Austrian university when the First World War began. As a German sympathizer, Burgess was scorned and attacked by many in the United States. He retired to Newport, Rhode Island, and spent the remainder of his life writing and lecturing. He was the author of many important studies of American political history and constitutional law.
Ruth Payne Burgess, American Artists, 1865-1934
Ruth Payne Jewett Burgess, daughter of Elisha Payne and Julia Kellogg Field, was born in Montpelier, Vermont on October 11, 1865. She was educated at the Burnham School in Northampton, Massachusetts. At the Art Students' League in New York City as well as in Germany and Italy, Burgess pursued her passion for art. In 1885 she married John William Burgess, a political science professor at Columbia University. The couple had one son, Elisha. After opening an art studio in New York, Burgess became known for her works in oils and watercolors. Portraiture, still lifes, and landscapes were her preferred subjects. She later moved her studio to Newport, Rhode Island where she died on March 11, 1934.
Ruth Payne Jewett's great-aunt was Mary Hubbard Field French Jones, the mother of Samuel Minot and Augusta Thayer Jones. Ruth's great-uncle was Roswell Field, a lawyer famous for his representation of Dred Scott. One of Roswell's sons was American writer Eugene Field.
Series 1. John William Burgess PapersSeries 1 & 2 are arranged into folders alphabetically by topic and then chronologically within each folder. In Series 3 the items are arranged into folders alphabetically by topic or writer, then chronologically within each folder.
Series 2. Ruth Payne Burgess Papers
Series 3. Burgess Family Papers
The material is primarily in English and German, with a few items in French, Chinese, Italian, Russian, Spanish, and Dutch.
This series includes the personal and professional correspondence of Ruth Payne Burgess. Letters from Nicholas Murray Butler, Varina Jefferson Davis, widow of the President of the Confederate States of America, and from contemporary artists and collectors are included. There are a number of letters from the German Imperial household in exile at Doorn, The Netherlands. Topics include social engagements, family matters, and details of everyday life. Travel adventures and conditions (Europe pre & post-World War I, Japan, and North Africa) are mentioned. Letters regarding the history and genealogy of the Jewett and Burgess families are common. Letters of her estate planning and settlement are included. This series also contains Burgess's art in the form of sketches, sketchbooks, music composition, short stories, and poetry.
An index of the correspondence received by Ruth Payne Burgess is available.
This series includes letters from Elisha Payne Jewett Burgess (son), Ruth Payne Burgess II and Jeanette Field Burgess (granddaughters), and a few old photographs, as well as an inventory of the Burgess Collection held by Columbia University. In this series, the items are arranged into folders alphabetically by topic or writer, then chronologically within each folder.
||1||Article on Amherst College
Includes typed copy and 3 copies reprinted in pamphlet form.
||2||Bills & Receipts
Household and personal bills. Some in German. Undertaker's Certificate for John William Burgess.
Biographical and genealogical information.
Book written in Chinese. Covers have separated from the binding.
For JWB and others.
List of selected correspondence including title, type, condition, & date of document, and a brief description of the contents.
Letters and notes to JWB including several from a cousin and a handwritten note from Theodore Roosevelt. Receipt in German.
Letters and notes to JWB. Topics include recent publications, Amherst College, and the death of his father-in-law. Notes from V. Jefferson Davis, Thomas W. Wood [American painter], and Theodore Roosevelt.
Letters and notes to and from JWB. Topics include paintings done by Ruth Payne Burgess and Thomas Wood. One letter in German.
Letters and notes to JWB, many regarding his appointment as the first Theodore Roosevelt Professor of American History and Institutions at Freidrich Wilhelm University, Berlin.
Most letters are in German, many are requests for lectures. A letter from President Theodore Roosevelt. Notes on behalf of the German Imperial family.
Includes notes from Prince August Wilhelm of Prussia (written in English) and official notification of JWB being awarded Prussia's 'Order of the Crown' medal. Most letters in German.
Includes notes from Prince August Wilhelm of Prussia and Columbia University. Some letters in German.
Includes notes from Columbia University and on behalf of the Kaiser. Many letters in German.
Letters to JWB. Topics include Columbia University. Notes written on behalf of the Kaiser. Many letters in German.
Letters to JWB. Topics include Columbia University and the Burgess's purchase of a house in Newport, R.I. Note written on behalf of the Kaiser. A few letters in German.
Includes many letters from Nicholas Murray Butler (President of Columbia University). Notes written on behalf of the Kaiser. A few letters in German.
Includes letters from Columbia University and William Howard Taft. Some letters in German.
||3||Correspondence, January - June 1914
Many letters from Columbia University. A few letters in German.
||4||Correspondence, July-December 1914
Includes letters from Columbia University and replies/responses to newspaper editorials written by JWB. A few letters in German.
||5||Correspondence, January-June 1915
Many letters regarding Columbia University, as well as Burgess's writings. A few in German.
||6||Correspondence, July-December 1915
Includes letters from various politicians, Kenyon College (Ohio), and Nicholas Murray Butler (Columbia University).
||Correspondence, January-June 1916
Includes letters from Nicholas Murray Butler and the 'American Relief Committee in Berlin for Widows and Orphans of the War' (JWB was a member).
||8||Correspondence, July-December 1916
Includes letters from William Howard Taft.
Includes letters from Nicholas Butler. One letter in Spanish.
Includes several vitriolic responses to his pro-German writings and letters from US Attorney Francis Caffey regarding the Edward A. Rumely case.
Letters to JWB.
Includes several from Nicholas Butler and one from Calvin Coolidge. A few letters in German.
Includes letters from Nicholas Butler, William Howard Taft, and some written on behalf of the German Imperial family in exile. Several in German, one in Spanish.
||3||Correspondence, January-June 1922
Letters to JWB.
||4||Correspondence, July-December 1922
Includes letters form Nicholas Butler and Prince August Wilhelm. A few in German.
Includes letters from Nicholas Butler. Some in German.
Includes letters from Nicholas Butler, the German Imperial family, and congratulations on JWB's 80th birthday. Some letters in German.
Includes letters a from Nicholas Butler and letters and picture postcards from the German Imperial family. Some in German.
Includes letters from Nicholas Butler, the German Imperial family, and Columbia University. A few in German.
Includes letters from Nicholas Butler and Prince August Wilhelm. Many letters regarding JWB's book The Sanctity of the Law.
||Correspondence, January-June 1928
Includes letters about The Sanctity of the Law and a note from Prince August Wilhelm. Some letters in German.
||Correspondence, July-December 1928
Includes several letters from Jones Library. A few letters in German.
||Correspondence, January-June 1929
Includes a note signed by Wilhelm II. Many letters in German.
||Correspondence, July-December 1929
Includes several letters from Nicholas Butler. Some letters in German.
||Correspondence, January-June 1930
Includes letters from August Wilhelm, Calvin Coolidge, Nicholas Butler, and Hermine (second wife of Wilhelm II).
||Correspondence, July 1930-January 1931
includes two letters from Hermine and several regarding the celebration for the 50th anniversary of the founding of the School of Political Science at Columbia University.
|July 1930-Jan 1931
||Correspondence, undated (circa. 1912-1918)
Letters to JWB.
|undated (c. 1912-18)
Letters to and from JWB. Some in German.
||Envelopes from European correspondence
||Envelopes from German Imperial family correspondence
||Envelopes from United States correspondence
||1||Honors and Awards
Include several certificates in German (one signed by Wilhelm II), resolutions adopted by Columbia University upon JWB's retirement, and JWB's New England Historic Genealogical Society's 'Pilgrim Tercentenary' membership
|1907-1932 (bulk 1907-08)
||1||Honors and Awards
Includes and Honorary Degree from Columbia University.
Life and fire insurance policies
Invitations to join various groups including the Audubon Society.
|various, some undated
Invitations to dinners, concerts, and a Royal Ball.
||7||Invitations (United States)
Invitations and programs for dinners and events. Includes tickets and a ball program for the 1889 Centennial Celebration of the Inauguration of George Washington.
||8||Invitations (United States)
Invitations and programs for dinners and meetings with heads of state, dignitaries, and others. Includes invitations to the opening of the New York Public Library on 42nd St. and the installation of Nicholas Murray Butler as President of Columbia University.
||Medal and Seal
Medal is to commemorate JWB's term as President of the Germanistic Society of America, from 1907-09; seal is German.
Include a recipe for squash pudding, a poem about being a janitor, and a few articles in German.
Article about JWB's involvement in the founding of Montpelier, VT's public library
||4||New York Residence
Letters and notes regarding JWB's house at 323 West 57th St., New York City
|7||5||Newspaper Articles and Writings-Europe||various|
|7||6|| Newspaper Articles and Writings-United States
Includes New York Times article about JWB's death
|7||7|| Photographs, European
Five photographs and one postcard
|OV1||2|| Photographs, European
Two large photographs of maps of Belgium, with German commentary. Translated into English.
|7||8|| Photographs, German
Postcards and photographs, including images of Kaiser Wilhelm II, his wife, Augusta Victoria, their children, and their residence in the Netherlands, House Doorn.
|OV1||3|| Photographs, German
Includes photos of German Imperial Family, some signed.
|7||9|| Photographs, Personal
Photographs of JWB, RPB, their son Jewett, their residences, and some unidentified people.
Some interior shots labeled “New York Residence”. A few of JWB.
Episcopal Book of Common Prayer. Inscription in front reads, "To my dear friend John W. Burgess with a 'love that never fails' from Mrs. Jefferson Davis.
|8||2||Samuel Minot Jones
Original handwritten and typed copies of JWB's writings about Samuel Minot Jones, founder of Jones Library.
Inscription on inside cover reads, "John William Burgess, New York City; Memorabilia of the Establishment and first incumbency of the Theodore Roosevelt Professorship of American History and Institution in the Friedrich Wilhelm University of Berlin, Germany". Contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, postcards.
Bound published copy of JWB's first address as holder of the Roosevelt Professorship. In German.
|Oct 27, 1906
Drafts of various speeches. One in French.
Copy of a pamphlet quoting JWB's writings.
|OV2||1||Art -Blueprints & drawings
|Several sets for Burgess Memorial in Amherst
|OV2||2||Art-Crayon Sketch||October 1897|
|Nude woman holding candle in left hand|
|OV2||3||Art- Crayon Sketch||October 1897|
|Seated nude in profile|
|OV2||4||Art-Crayon Sketch||January 1898|
|Seated woman holding book|
|OV2||5||Art-Crayon Sketch||March 19th 1897|
|Veiled woman in prayer pose|
|OV2||6||Art-Crayon Sketch||October 7th 1897|
|Woman with chin resting in hand|
|OV2||9||Art-Crayon Sketch||March 1897|
|Young nude seated|
|OV2||10||Art-Ink Sketch||February 8th 1895|
|Woman in rocking chair|
|Annette Louise Curnan Burgess|
|12 Black and White and one color|
|OV2||13||Art-Pencil Sketch||March 14th 1895|
|Backside of nude woman|
|OV2||14||Art-Pencil Sketch||March 29th, 1895|
|Bare breasted woman|
|OV2||15||Art-Pencil Sketch||September 1896|
|Bearded man in chair with cane|
|Man with hat and mustache|
|OV2||17||Art-Pencil Sketch||February 28th 1895|
|Nude woman seated|
|OV2||18||Art-Pencil Sketch||February 20th 1895|
|Pensive young woman|
|OV2||19||Art-Pencil Sketch||July 26th 1894|
|OV2||20||Art-Pencil Sketch||February 28th 1906
|Woman in profile|
|OV2||21||Art-Pencil Sketch||September 1896|
|Woman rocking in chair|
|Woman in profile with hat and flower in hair
Young woman in chair with ringlet study
|OV2||23||Art-Pencil Sketch||October 28th 1897
|Study of a man with turban|
Folder contains loose label
|Coolidge Country, VT #698|
|Old Farm, Stove #171|
|Old NY Houses #169|
|Plymouth, VT #167|
|Two stacked books|
|Young woman in green chair|
|Map Drawer||2||Ruth Burgess Art-Watercolor||1893|
|Tea Pot, Cups & Flowers|
|Map Drawer||3||Ruth Burgess Art-Watercolor||1902|
|Enthroned woman holding flowers & vase|
|9||1||Art – Ink Sketch||1898|
|9||2||Art –Pencil Sketch||1902|
|Tour de Peliz|
|9||3||Art – Pencil Sketch||Undated|
|Woman with Mandolin|
|9||4||Art Exhibition Materials||1924-1931, Undated, 1979, 1984|
|Includes newspaper clipping reviewing National Arts Club exhibit, 2 undated Milch Gallery announcements, announcements for Arlington Gallery and Montross Gallery, exhibition ticket for National Academy of Design, Columbia University Exhibit, Boothbay Harbor book of sketches by Philip Kappel, autographed by Philip Kappel to RPB, letter regarding Lenore Biedenbach’s research & the completed paper, Of Town and River Art of Springfield’s First Golden Age exhibition booklet.|
|Includes English Paper by Erin McDonald on the Letters of RPB, an eleven-page typed transcription of letters written & received by RPB, and transcribed newspaper clippings.|
|Includes typed lease for the American Fine Arts Society and the Art Students’ League of New York. Various household receipts, tax return draft, annual statements, and insurance folder with maps.|
|9||7||Correspondence Calendar||c. 1915-1930|
|List of partially dated, undated or dated correspondence including Title, type of document, condition of document, date of document & brief description.|
|Letters and notes to and from RPB.|
|Letters and notes to RPB including sympathy notes on mother’s death.|
|Includes admittance ticket to Metropolitan Opera House.|
|Letters and notes to RPB. Topics include friendship and fashion/summer in NY.|
|Letters and notes to and from RPB including sympathy notes for father’s death. Letters regarding genealogy and an invitation that appears to be in French.|
|Letters and notes to RPB. Includes evening program from Buckingham Palace.|
|Letters and notes to RPB including several from Varina Jefferson Davis. Talent and beautiful miniatures are mentioned.|
|Letters and notes to RPB including some from V. Jefferson Davis.|
|Letters and notes to RPB. Success of RPB’s portrait of Mrs. Loomis mentioned. Letter of permission from the Royal Gallery (Germany).|
|Letter and notes to RPB demonstrating admiration for her work at Boston Art Club, Woman’s Art Club, & the Barnard Club. Documents sale of pictures to Charles Crump (of Shreve Crump, & Lowe) and Mr. Flagg.|
|Letters and notes to RPB. Mentions sale of Portrait of Mrs Wallace & Adoration. Includes an invitation or admittance ticket for JWB written in German.|
|Letters and notes to RPB. Includes note of praise of RPB’s painting, some notes written in German, and a note written on behalf of Her Majesty the Empress.|
|Letters and notes to RPB including one from President’s Room at Columbia University, some written on behalf of Her Majesty the Empress, a letter and two postcards written in German & a postcard picture of Prinz August Wilhelm and a woman.|
|Letters and notes to RPB including a photograph of two women, a telegraph, and invitation all with German writing. Also, a thank you note from Board of Trustees at Columbia University to RPB for the portrait of Dr Althoff (Ministerial Director of Education)|
|Letters and notes to RPB including thank you note from Her Majesty the Empress, a thank you note from Vermont Historical Society for portraits of Mr. William and Mr. Dorr Bradley. Lifetime member of the Art Students League letter. Numerous letters written in German.|
|10||6||Correspondence||1911 Jan -Jun|
|Letters and notes to RPB including some written on behalf of Emperor and Empress, a photo postcard of Unser Kaiser and son Enkel, and several letters written in German. Also a postcard from Admiralty House of Vittoriosa Malta.|
|Letters and notes to RPB including a photo postcard of Prinz Wilhelm & Louis Ferdinand, several postcards (from Tunisia, Italy, Rome, & Cassel) and notes written on behalf of Emperor and Empress. Several letters written in German. Portraits are also mentioned.|
|Letters and notes to RPB. Includes notes written on behalf of Her Empress. Some letters in German. Also a Postkarte that may have some Russian writing.|
|Letters and notes to RPB including several in German, New Years’ greetings in Italian, a note written on behalf of Her Empress, a note written on behalf of his Royal Highness. Success of RPB’s NY exhibit also mentioned.|
|11||1||Correspondence||1914 Jan -Jun|
|Letters and notes to RPB including thank you written on behalf of Emperor/Empress. Includes postcard of Wilhelm in Berlin tucked into a bound booklet of photos of children (written in German).|
|11||2||Correspondence||1914 Jul - Dec|
|Letters and notes to RPB. Includes mentions of beautiful works of Art, a few notes in German, and notes written on behalf of Her Majesty the Empress.|
|11||3||Correspondence||1915 Jan - Jun|
|Letters and notes to RPB. Includes a couple of letters in German and postcard of Professor Schadow, of Governor’s Mansion in Albany NY.|
|11||4||Correspondence||1915 Jul- Dec|
|Letters and notes to RPB. Includes photo postcards, one with German writing, & a newspaper clipping.|
|11||5||Correspondence||1916 Jan - Jun|
|Letters and notes to RPB, JWB & RPB.|
|11||6||Correspondence||1916 Jul -Dec|
|Letters and notes to RPB, JWB & RPB. Includes Xmas greetings and thank you notes.|
|11||7||Correspondence||1917 Jan -Jun|
|Letters and notes to RPB, JWB & RPB, & JWB. References RPB’s appendicitis. Includes photo postcard of St George in Russian.|
|11||8||Correspondence||1917 Jul -Dec|
|Letters and notes to RPB & JWB& RPB as well as a copy of letter written by RPB to Josephine.|
|Letters and notes to RPB and JWB & RPB. Includes a note written in French.|
|Letters and notes to RPB as well as letter from RPB to General March.|
|Letters and notes to RPB. Includes one letter from RPB to Prof. Van Dyke. Also includes a postcard from CT and a postcard announcement from Gardone Riviera written in German.|
|Letters and notes to RPB. Includes some letters in German, a postcard in German sent on behalf of Her Majesty the Empress, & a postcard in Dutch and German.|
|Letters and notes to RPB. One letter written in German on behalf of Her Majesty the Empress.|
|Letters and notes to RPB.|
|Letters and notes to RPB.|
|Letters and notes to RPB.|
|Letters and notes to RPB, to JWB & RPB, & JWB. Includes letter from President Butler.|
|Letters and notes to RPB and a letter from RPB to President Butler (Columbia University). Two letters from President Butler included.|
|Letters and notes to RPB includes letter from President Butler (Columbia University) and a photo postcard of Prinz Alexander Ferdinand signed by August Wilhelm.|
|Letters and notes to RPB include two letters from President Butler (Columbia University).|
|12||12||Correspondence||1931 Jan - Jun|
|Letters and notes to RPB. Includes several from President Butler (Columbia University). Also hardbound Telegram written in German, signed by August Wilhelm.|
|13||1||Correspondence||1931 Jul - Dec|
|Letters and notes to RPB including letters from President Butler (Columbia University) as well as a printed telegram written in German & signed by Wilhelm.|
|13||2||Correspondence||1932 Jan - June|
|Letters and notes to RPB including letters from President Butler (Columbia University).|
|13||3||Correspondence||1932 Jul- Dec|
|Letters and notes to RPB include several from President Butler of Columbia University. Also a small photo booklet with swastika and printed words. Also a religious postcard with handwritten note signed by August Wilhelm.|
|Letters and notes to RPB. Includes letters from Irving Wiles [American Artist], several from President Butler of Columbia University, assorted photo postcards and a photo of August Wilhelm with signature.|
|13||5||Correspondence||Undated A 1890-1910|
|Letters and notes to RPB includes letter from George de Forest Brush [American Painter], several from Varina Jefferson Davis, and a letter to Mr. Wood [RPB’s art teacher] by unidentified author.|
|13||6||Correspondence||Undated B 1890-1910|
|Letters and notes to RPB include mention of Conrad Dreher [German stage actor].|
|13||7||Correspondence||Undated Pre 1900|
|Letters and notes to RPB include several from V. Jefferson Davis and a note written in German.|
|13||8||Correspondence||Undated A 1905-1911|
|Letters and notes to RPB include several from V. Jefferson Davis and a note written in German. A stamped postcard from Italy is included.|
|13||9||Correspondence||Undated B 1905-1911|
|Letters and notes to RPB include a letter written on behalf of His Majesty the Emperor. Also a stamped postcard from Tunis and another stamped postcard from Biskra. Two letters mention Jewett, his marriage & child.|
|Letters and notes to RPB and one to both JWB & RPB. Includes letters from William Whitmore [American artist] & a note from Alva Vanderbilt.|
|14||1||Correspondence||Undated A 1912-1916|
|Letters and notes to RPB include letters from Maud Howe Elliot [American writer].|
|14||2||Correspondence||Undated B 1912-1916|
|Letters and notes to RPB include letters from Lois Cassatt (sister-in-law of Mary Cassatt), Emma Auchincloss, Cornelius Rubner (Music Professor, Columbia University) and American Ambassador Hines.|
|14||3||Correspondence||Undated A 1915-1919|
|Letters and notes to RPB include notes from Gov. David Walsh of MA & Ellen Vanderbilt. Stamped postcard of Hofkirche Innsbruck and postcard-sized printed notecard from Rome.|
|14||4||Correspondence||Undated B 1915-1919|
|Letters and notes to RPB includes unstamped postcard of Valkenburg. Postcard sized note with drawing by Professor Rubner.|
|14||5||Correspondence||Undated C 1915-1919|
|Letters and notes to RPB include notes from Prof Rubner, unstamped postcard of Beacon Hill House RI, photo postcard of Greenbrier Hotel in W.Va, a note from William Cotton [American portraitist] & Maude Fay [American Operatic Soprano]. Note from William Whittemore [artist]. Also a note in French and an unsigned homemade Valentines’ Day card. Some letters mention Jewett.|
|Letters and notes to RPB, JWB & RPB, to ‘my children’, a letter in German, an unstamped postcard from Marconi Station, Chatham MA, a Japanese postcard & a pressed flower.|
|Letters and notes to RPB.|
|15||2||Correspondence||Undated A 1921-1930|
|Letters and notes to RPB and JWB & RPB. Includes note from Rena Tucker Magee [American artist], an unstamped postcard from British Isles, and a letter from Annette Burgess [daughter-in-law].|
|15||3||Correspondence||Undated B 1921-1930|
|Letters and notes to RPB and a letter to Mrs. Moore. Includes a note from Alethea Platt [artist], an unstamped postcard from Geneva, reference to the 175th anniversary of Columbia University. A letter with a wax stamp with Hebrew writing & a letter with a maple seed attached to it.|
|Letters and notes to RPB. Includes note from Gladys Wiles Jepson [artist], a pamphlet from Jones Library Amherst MA signed by librarian, & a note card with dried flowers from Jerusalem attached.|
|Assorted notecards & booklet style notes, one with a pop up feature. Includes note from President Butler (Columbia University) & a small hand painted sheet of paper.|
|15||6||Diary of Thomas Waterman Wood, 1901||1901|
|Brown leather bound diary|
|15||7||Estate settlement A||1934-1935,|
|Appraisals & inventory lists of RPB estate and JWB estate, Haley inventory lists from Jones Library & Amherst College, numerous copies of pages from will of RPB, notes and numbers written on scrap paper, a typed letter regarding the ashes of RPB.||1971|
|15||8||Estate settlement B||1933-1935|
|Newspaper clippings about Jewett’s inheritance, clipping about estate bequeaths, letters regarding Jones Library, inventory lists of property of RPB, Amherst College Sale Days inventory list, copy of will of RPB, attorney letters, and tally sheets.|
|Small brown bound book with entries of exhibitions in RPB’s handwriting.|
|10||Ruth Burgess, Letters to||1884-1893|
|15||Contains two handwritten letters to RPB. One from Julia Field [grandmother] & one from cousin in Chicago.|
|Includes Copyright & 2 copies of words & music of Remembrance by Ruth Payne Burgess.|
|16||1||Photographs of Artwork||Undated & 1921|
|Contains Ektkachrome slide of painting of Elisha Payne Jewett, photograph of painting of Wilhelm, & photograph of May It Please the Court & photograph of sketch of Woman smiling, photograph of Mrs C. Biesel by Sargent Kendall, & photograph of Mrs C. Biesel by RPB.|
|16||2||Poetry||1884, 1911, Undated|
|Several poems & stories handwritten. Two signed by Ruth Payne Jewett, one signed R.P. Burgess, others unsigned.|
|16||3||Sketchbooks||1893 & Undated|
|Contains two sketchbooks, both signed by RPB|
|16||4||Springfield’s First Golden Era||1979-1980|
|Includes Of Town and River Exhibition Booklet, correspondence between Jones Library & Curator of Smith Art Museum, Springfield, copies of newspaper clippings about the exhibit.|
|16||5||Ruth Burgess Visitor Cards||1915 & Undated|
|Assorted visitor cards|
|16||6||Burgess, Augusta Thayer – Postcard||1879|
|A postcard sent to ATB from Amherst, MA, signed W.G.J.|
|16||7||Burgess, Elisha Payne Jewett – Letters||1917-1932, others undated|
|Letters to and from EPJB, mostly written to his parents.|
|16||8||Burgess, Elisha Payne Jewett – Misc.||Newspaper articles 1934, one sketch 1901|
|Several newspaper articles about Elisha’s arrest at his mother’s funeral. Also two sketches.|
|16||9||Burgess, John & Ruth - Correspondence||1913- 1930|
|Twenty eight personal letters between John & Ruth Burgess [RPB]. Topics include health, the war, social events.|
|16||10||Burgess, John & Ruth - Scrapbook||Undated|
|Album from RPB with newspaper clippings of poems, stories, wedding announcements, obituaries, weather reports, family announcements|
|16||11||Burgess, Ruth Payne II – Correspondence||1940-1983 (bulk 1982-83), some undated|
|Letters from both Ruth and her sister Jeanette. Several to Jones Library.|
|16||12||Burgess Family – Encased Photographs||Undated|
|Two photographs of unidentified people.|
|16||13||Burgess Family – Genealogy||Undated|
|Prints, photographs, and some family information.|
|16||14||Burgess Family – Papers – Columbia University||1985|
|A list of items in the Burgess Collection at Columbia University.|