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Claude Fayette Bragdon Collection


Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

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Bragdon, Claude Fayette, 1866-1946

American architect, stage designer, author, and poet Claude Fayette Bragdon was born in Oberlin, Ohio, on August 1, 1866. In 1891 he moved to Rochester, N.Y., and in 1923 he settled in New York City, where he lived until his death in 1946. His architectural designs include Rochester's New York Central Railroad Station and the Rochester First Universalist Church. His books include The Gold Person In the Heart (poems, 1898), Architecture and Democracy (1918), Merely Players (1929), and More Lives Than One (autobiography, 1938).

The collection consists of Bragdon correspondence, and related ephemera and newspaper and magazine clippings. The correspondence includes twenty-seven letters (1934-1946) by Bragdon to Robert Horton, and twenty-two letters from authors and actors including Bliss Carman, Edward Carpenter, Gordon Craig, Minnie Maddern Fiske, Laurence Irving, Eva LeGallienne, John Middleton Murry, A. R. Orage, Samuel Stein, and Willard Straight.

Arranged by accession number.

The collection was formed as a result of a Departmental practice of combining into one collection material of various accessions relating to a particular person, family, or subject.

Twenty-two letters: Gift of Claude Fayette Bragdon in, June 1994.

Twenty-seven letters to Robert Horton and clippings: Gift of R. J. M. Horton on, February 26, 1969. AM 12715, 20078.

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Finding aid written by James Flannery on January 18, 2006. Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

No appraisal information is available.

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Collection Inventory

22 Letters to Claude Bragdon, 1899-1931. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

27 Letters to Robert Horton, with related material, 1934-1936. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Clippings written by Claude Bragdon, 1937-1965. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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