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Roger Hinks Papers

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Hinks, R. P. (Roger Packman), 1903-1963

R. P. Hinks was an English art historian.

The collection contains the diaries/journals of Hinks, with typed transcriptions, as well as drafts of John Goldsmith's edited version of them that was published in 1984 as The Gymnasium of the Mind: The Journals of Roger Hinks, 1933-1963. In addition, there are notes for a lecture entitled "Sacred and Profane Love," dealing with Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Morris, and their wives; notes and related correspondence about "The Antique" and classical Greek art for a Penquin series; over forty small notebooks (1932-1963), some containing obvious source material for the journals; correspondence of Hinks, with his father, Arthur R., and brother, David A. G., with friends Bernard Berenson, Thure Bonde, Ian McCallum, Patrick Thursfield, and others; correspondence of Francis Wormald, a professor of paleography and Hinks's friend and executor of his estate (with McCallum); a few photographs of Hinks; his watch and a set of keys; and various estate-related documents, such as Hinks's will and an inventory of his household. Thursfield's detailed examination of the manuscript material left behind by Hinks at his death, entitled "The Journals and Diaries of Roger Hinks" (9 pp.) and dated July 1964, is included.

The brief biographical note on Hinks is taken from the "Prologue" of The Gymnasium of the Mind: The Journals of Roger Hinks, 1933-1963, edited by John Goldsmith (Salisbury, Wiltshire: M. Russell, 1984).

The collection was purchased from the estate of I. R. M. McCallum in 1991.

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Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
1998
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Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents

Consists of Hinks's diaries (and typed transcriptions of them), drafts of John Goldsmith's edited version of them which was published as The Gymnasium of the Mind, and several folders of notes on "Sacred and Profane Love," "The Antique," and miscellaneous other topics. The diaries are arranged chronologically and numbered consecutively, though there are some missing numbers: 1 (except a note), 24, 25, 42-46.

Arrangement

This series is arranged into three subseries: Diaries, Manuscripts, and Notes.

Physical Description

7 boxes

Scope and Contents

Consists of diaries for the years 1933-1963.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Physical Description

5 boxes

1933, 1933. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1934 January 1-1936 February 29, 1934 January 1-1936 February 29. 1 item.
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1 item

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1937 January 1-1937 February 31, 1937. 1 item.
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1 item

1938 January 1-1938 February 31, 1938. 1 item.
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1 item

1939 January 1-1939 February 31, 1939. 1 item.
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1 item

1940 January 1-1940 February 31, 19401. 1 item.
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1 item

1941 January 1-1941 February 13, 1941 January 1-1941 February 13. 1 item.
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1 item

1941 February 4-1942 June 21, 1941 February 4-1942 June 21. 1 item.
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1 item

1942 June 22-1942 February 31, 1942 June 22-1942 December 31. 1 item.
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1 item

1943 January 1-1943 June 30, 1943 January 1-1943 June 30. 1 item.
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1 item

1943 July 1-1943 September 30, 1943 July 1-1943 September 30. 1 item.
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1 item

1943 October 1-1944 January 6, 1943 October 1-1944 January 6. 1 item.
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1 item

1944 January 1-1944 February 31, 1944 January 1-1944 December 31. 1 item.
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1 item

1945 January 1-1945 August 15, 1945 January 1-1945 August 15. 1 item.
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1 item

1945 August 16-1946 January 8, 1945 August 16-1946 January 8. 1 item.
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1 item

1946 January 1-1946 September 9, 1946 January 1-1946 September 9. 1 item.
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1 item

1947 January 1-1947 February 31, 1947 January 1-1947 December 31. 1 item.
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1 item

1947 January 1-1947 February 31, 1947 January 1-1947 December 31. 1 item.
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1 item

1948 January 1-1948 September 7, 1948 January 1-1948 September 7. 1 item.
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1 item

1950 February 31-1951 February 31, 1950-1951. 1 item.
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1 item

1952 January 1-1952 February 31, 1952 January 1-1952 December 31. 1 item.
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1 item

1953 January 1-1953 February 31, 1953 January 1-1953 December 31. 1 item.
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1 item

1953 February 31-1954 August 31, 1953 December 31-1954 August 31. 1 item.
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1 item

Panjandrum A and B, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Panjandrum C: "The Cleft Rock", 1955 October 22-1956 February 6. 1 item.
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1 item

Panjandrum D: "Aleins and Denizens", 1956 February 7-1956 June 21. 1 item.
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1 item

Panjandrum E: "A Cure for Cockroaches", 1956 June 22-1957 January 7. 1 item.
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1 item

Panjandrum F: " A Party in a Parlour", 1956 January 8-1956 December 31. 1 item.
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1 item

Panjandrum G: "A Gloomy Joy", 1957 February 1-1957 April 4. 1 item.
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1 item

Panjandrum H: "Jardin d'Acclination", 1957 April 5-1958 February 1. 1 item.
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1 item

Panjandrum I: "Microcosm & Memory", 1958 February 5-1958 July 31. 1 item.
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1 item

Panjandrum J: "Baroque-Rococo-Notes on Nomenclature", 1958 August 1-1958 October 31. 1 item.
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1 item

Panjandrum K: "A Few Small Follies", 1958 January 1-1959 March 31. 1 item.
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1 item

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1 box

1959 May 3-1960 August 6, 1959 May 3-1960 August 6. 1 item.
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1 item

1960 August 7-1961 April 25, 1960 August 7-1961 April 25. 1 item.
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1 item

1961 April 26-1962 February, 1961 April 26-1962 February. 1 item.
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1 item

1962 January 1-1962 February 31, 1962 January 1-1962 February 31. 1 item.
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1 item

1963 January 1, 1963 January 1. 1 item.
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1 item

1962 October 29-1963 June 3, 1962 October 29-1963 June 3. 1 item.
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1 item

1952, 1960-1962, 1952. 1 item.
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1 item

Piazzesi notebook with imaginative fragment, 1961 May 6. 1 item.
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1 item

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2 boxes

1933-1937, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1938-1944, 1938-1944. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1945-1953, 1945-1953. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1954, 1954. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Cities of the Mind" Section, 1934-1938. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Cities of the Mind" Section, 1939-1944. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Rome" Section, 1945. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Rome" Section, 1945-1948. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Amsterdam" Section, 1951-1954. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Panjandrum" Section, 1955-1956. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Panjandrum" Section, 1957-1959. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"London, Paris and Venice" Section, 1959-1960 August 8. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"London, Paris and Venice" Section, 1960 August 26-1961. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"London, Paris and Venice" Section, 1962-1963. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes on Diaries, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of manuscripts for The Gymnasium of the Mind: The Journals of Roger Hinks, 1933-1963, edited by John Goldsmith, both the early and final drafts.

Arrangement

Arranged by draft.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Physical Description

1 box

pp. 1-229, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 230-393, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 394-580, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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2 boxes

pp. 1-126, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 127-252, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 253-378, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of notes for "Sacred and Profane Love" and "The Antique."

Arrangement

Arranged by subject of note.

Physical Description

1 box

"Sacred and Profane Love", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Antique": Notes and related correspondence, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Miscellaneous notes, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence of Hinks with his father, Arthur R. Hinks, from 1929 to 1945; correspondence (1936-1948) with his brother, David A. G. Hinks; and correspondence with some friends, including Bernard Berenson (1950-1953), Count Thure Bonde (1937-1962), Ian McCallum (1959-1963), and Patrick Thursfield (1957-1963). In addition, there is a thick folder of Francis Wormald's correspondence (mostly 1963-1964) as executor of Hinks's estate, as well as correspondence between Hinks's father and brother, dating from 1928; however, most of it is undated.

Arrangement

Arranged by correspondent.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Hinks, Arthur R. (father), dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Hinks, David A. G. (brother), dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

A-Z (General), dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Berenson, Bernard, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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Bonde, Thure (Count), dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

McCallum, Ian, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Thursfield, Patrick, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Wormald, Francis F.: Correspondence about Hinks, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence between Arthur R. Hinks (father) and David A. G. Hinks (brother), undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Contains over 40 small notebooks, dating from 1932 to 1963. The contents of some have been crossed out with pencil marks. Many of the later ones are more like daily calendars of engagements rather than commentary. Placed at the end are a copy of The Arts (number two, 1946), containing Hinks's article "Mannerism", and a small amount of miscellaneous printed material.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Physical Description

3 boxes

1932, 1932. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1932, 1932. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1932-1933, 1932-1933. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1934-1937, 1934-1937. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1937-1939, 1937-1939. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1939-1940, 1939-1940. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1941, 1941. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1941, 1941. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1943, 1943. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1943-1946 (Panjandrum A), 1943-1946. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1945 (Panjandrum B), 1945. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1945, 1945. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1946, 1946. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1947, 1947. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1948, 1948. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1949, 1949. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1952, 1952. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1953, 1953. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1954, 1954. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1958, 1958. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1958-1960, 1958-1960. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1959 (1), 1959. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1959, 1959. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1959, 1959. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1959, 1959. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1959, 1959. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1960, 1960. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1960, 1960. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1960, 1960. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1960, 1960. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1961, 1961. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1961, 1961. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1961, 1961. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1961, 1961. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1962, 1962. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1962, 1962. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1962, 1962. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1962, 1962. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1962, 1962. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1963, 1963. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1963, 1963. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1963, 1963. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Addresses (1), dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Addresses (2), dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Addresses (3), dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Printed Matter: Article by Hinks, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Printed Matter: Miscellaneous, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Miscellaneous Notebooks, etc., undated. 2 boxes.
Scope and Contents

Includeds datebooks (1943-1957) for Amsterdam, Rome, Athens; small sketchbook (1955); writings on art; lecture notes.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Scope and Contents

Consists of a matted photo of Hinks seated at a desk, labeled at the bottom "C. G., Amsterdam, 1949"-with several copies.

Arrangement

Not arranged according to any arrangement scheme.

Physical Description

1 box

Photographs, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of a pocket watch and a set of keys, from whose keychain dangles a medallion depicting "La Vannée."

Arrangement

Not arranged according to any arrangement scheme.

Physical Description

1 box

Memorabilia, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of a copy of Hinks's will (1959), a final accounting of Hinks's estate (1965), an inventory (1964) of Hinks's diaries and journals by Patrick Thursfield, and newspaper obituaries.

Arrangement

Not arranged according to any arrangement scheme.

Physical Description

1 box

Estate-Related Material and Obituaries, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Print, Suggest