TABLE OF CONTENTS


Collection Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Organization of the Collection

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Contact Information

Series Level Descriptions

1 - Correspondence from Edward Weston: 1925-1940.

2 - Edward Weston correspondence to Seymour Stern: 1931-1939.

3 - Correspondence from Sadakichi Hartmann: 1929-1944; predominant 1940-1944.

4 - Correspondence regarding Sadakichi Hartmann: 1954-1959.

5 - Christel Gang and Ramiel McGehee correspondence: 1937-1943.

6 - Correspondence from Brett and Elinore Weston: ca. 1930-1961.

7 - Correspondence from Sonya Noskowiak: 1932-1933.

8 - Photographs, clippings, miscellaneous: ca. 193-?-1978.

Detailed Description of the Collection

SERIES 1 - Correspondence from Edward Weston

SERIES 2 - Edward Weston correspondence to Seymour Stern

SERIES 3 - Correspondence from Sadakichi Hartmann

SERIES 4 - Correspondence regarding Sadakichi Hartmann

SERIES 5 - Christel Gang and Ramiel McGehee Correspondence

SERIES 6 - Correspondence from Brett and Elinore Weston

SERIES 7 - Correspondence from Sonya Noskowiak

SERIES 8 - Photographs, clippings, miscellaneous

Christel Gang fonds: Finding Aid



Collection Summary

Title: Christel Gang fonds.
Dates: - 1925-1960.
Quantity: - 15.7 cm of textual records, 48 photographs and other material.

Biographical Sketch

Christel Gang (1892-1966) was born in Germany and immigrated to the United States in 1906. She worked as stenographer, a notary public and a translator in Los Angeles. In 1925, she met American photographer Edward Weston (1886-1958) who hired her to take dictation for his first daybooks. Gang modeled for Weston and eventually became his lover. Weston and Gang developed a close relationship that spanned 25 years, enduring even after their love affair had ended. Gang and Weston shared many of the same friends. Their circle included American film-maker Sergei Eisenstein (1898-1948), the American art critic and writer Sadakichi Hartmann (1869-1944), American editor Ramiel McGehee ( -1943) and American film maker and critic Seymour Stern (1912-1978). In 1930, Gang began working for Stern as a secretary and occasionally as editor for his periodical, Experimental Cinema. Gang introduced Stern to Weston in the 1930s. In the 1950s and 1960s, Gang became close friends with the Stern family who, towards the end of this period, moved to Ottawa, Canada. Christel Gang willed her collection of Weston letters and photographs to Stern.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The fonds consists of correspondence sent to Christel Gang by: Edward Weston, photographer Sonya Noskowiak (-1975), Sadakichi Hartmann, Hartmann's daughter Wistaria Hartmann Linton, journalist Harry Lawton, Gang's friend Vocha Fiske White, Edward Weston's son Brett Weston (1911-1993), and Brett Weston's first wife, Elinore. There is also correspondence between Christel Gang and Ramiel McGehee and between Edward Weston and Seymour Stern. The fonds further includes newspaper clippings, black and white and colour photographs, black and white negatives, pamphlets, postcards and dried flowers.

Source of supplied title proper: Title based on contents of fonds.

Immediate source of acquisition: Purchased by the National Gallery of Canada from Bette Stern, widow of Seymour Stern, in 1979. Material transferred to the National Gallery of Canada Archives in 1998.

Date of creation: Correspondence dated, where possible, as originally dated by its author. Where letters are undated or the date is unclear, letters are dated as postmarked. When a postmark is missing or unclear, letters are dated by the cataloguer.

Physical description: Correspondence accompanied by original envelopes as noted.

Physical condition: Several of the letters are torn or brittle.

Arrangement: Photocopies of letters from Edward Weston to Christel Gang, owned by the Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson, and the National Archives of Canada, from Christel Gang to Edward Weston, owned by the Center for Creative Photography, and from Edward Weston to Seymour Stern, owned by the National Archives of Canada, have been filed with the fonds.Finding aids: Series and item level descriptions available.

Associated material: Lori Pauli, Assistant Curator of Photography, National Gallery of Canada, has written about the Weston/Gang correspondence in "Edward Weston and Christel Gang: Silent Communion", History of Photography 19, no. 3 (Autumn 1995) and curated an exhibition of the Weston photographs purchased from B. Stern that was held at the National Gallery of Canada 4 Apr. - 9 Sept. 1996. The exhibition catalogue for the show is entitled Vintage Weston. Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 1996.

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Organization of the Collection

This collection is organized into 8 series.
Series 1 - Correspondence from Edward Weston. - 1925-1940.
Series 2 - Edward Weston correspondence to Seymour Stern. - 1931-1939.
Series 3 - Correspondence from Sadakichi Hartmann. - 1929-1944.
Series 4 - Correspondence regarding Sadakichi Hartmann. - 1954-1959.
Series 5 - Christel Gang and Ramiel McGehee correspondence. - 1937-1943.
Series 6 - Corespondence from Brett and Elinore Weston. - ca. 1930-1961.
Series 7 - Correspondence from Sonya Noskowiak. - 1932-1933.
Series 8 - Photographs, clippings, miscellaneous.

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Index Terms

Names:
Gang, Christel, 1892-1966
Hartmann, Sadakichi, 1869-1944
McGehee, Ramiel, -1943
Noskowiak, Sonya, -1975
Stern, Seymour, 1912-1978
Weston, Brett, 1911-1993
Weston, Edward, 1886-1958
Subjects:
Photography, American
Document Types:
Correspondence.
Negatives.
Newspaper clippings.
Pamphlets.
Photographs.
Postcards.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Title of item], Christel Gang fonds, Library and Archives, National Gallery of Canada.

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Contact Information

Cyndie Campbell
Head, Archives, Documentation and Visual Resources 
Library and Archives 
National Gallery of Canada 
380 Sussex Drive 
P.O. Box 427, Station A 
Ottawa, Ontario 
K1N 9N4 

T 613-990-0597 
F 613-990-9818 

ccampbel@gallery.ca

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Series Level Descriptions

Correspondence from Edward Weston. - 1925-1940. - 11 cm of textual records and 14 photographs : b & w.

Series consists of 87 letters and 12 postcards sent by Edward Weston to Christel Gang. In the correspondence, Weston reminisces about his relationship with Gang, discusses his current work, and describes his personal life, making reference to fellow artists, family and friends, and the places that he visited and worked. The series also includes photographs (small contact prints and fragments of photographs) that Weston enclosed with his letters as a means of sharing his most recent work with Gang.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Correspondence dated, where possible, as originally dated by its author. Where letters are undated or the date is unclear, letters are dated as postmarked. When a postmark is missing or unclear, letters are dated by the cataloguer in accordance with the chronology on Edward Weston compiled by Lori Pauli, Assistant Curator, Photography, National Gallery of Canada.
Physical description: Correspondence accompanied by original envelopes as noted.
Arrangement: Photocopies of letters from Christel Gang to Edward Weston, owned by the Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson, and from Edward Weston to Christel Gang, owned by the Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson and the National Archives of Canada, have been filed with this series.
Finding aids: Item level description available.

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Edward Weston correspondence to Seymour Stern. - 1931-1939. - 2 letters and 1 postcard.

Series consists of correspondence from Edward Weston to Seymour Stern.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Correspondence dated, where possible, as originally dated by its author. Where letters are undated or the date is unclear, letters are dated as postmarked.
Physical description: Correspondence accompanied by original envelopes, as noted.
Arrangement: A photocopy of a letter from Edward Weston to Seymour Stern, owned by the National Archives of Canada, has been filed with this series.
Finding aids: Item level description is available.

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Correspondence from Sadakichi Hartmann. - 1929-1944; predominant 1940-1944. - 0.5 cm of textual records.

Sadakichi Hartmann was a lecturer and critic who wrote four books on art (Shakespeare in Art, 1900; A History of American Art, 1902; Japanese Art, 1904; and The Whistler Book, 1910). He contributed to Alfred Stieglitz's Camera Notes and later to Camera Work. Hartmann also wrote numerous plays, short stories and poetry, most of which were published at his own expense. Christel Gang met Hartmann in 1916 at one of his lectures and from then on did much of his typing.
Series consists of 17 letters and 6 postcards from Sadakichi Hartmann to Christel Gang.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Correspondence dated, where possible, as originally dated by its author. Where letters are undated or the date is unclear, letters are dated as postmarked.
Physical description: Correspondence accompanied by original envelopes as noted.
Language: Some letters are in German.
Associated material: Sadakichi Hartmann's archives are located at the University of California, Riverside.
Finding aids: Item level description available.

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Correspondence regarding Sadakichi Hartmann. - 1954-1959. - 0.4 cm of textual records.

Series consists of correspondence related to Sadakichi Hartmann. More specifically, the series includes 1 postcard from Harry Lawton, an American journalist who wrote a series of prize winning articles on Hartmann, thanking Gang for her letters to him regarding her relationship with Hartmann and asking for her comments on his articles. The series also includes 2 letters to Gang from Wistaria Hartmann Linton concerning illustrations for an article by Sadakichi Hartmann that she is planning to have published. These letters also discuss the plagiarism suit launched by the Hartmann family against best-selling American author Gene Fowler (1890-1960). (Fowler had published a section of Sadakichi Hartmann's work under his, Fowler's, own name). In addition, the series includes a letter written by Gang's friend and a former acquaintance of Sadakichi Hartmann's, Vocha Fiske White, and 1 draft letter written by Gang to Hartmann Linton. Both letters refer to a posthumous exhibition on Sadakichi Hartmann organized by the Library at UCLA in 1959. A note, written by Gang, explaining her involvement in the Lawton project also forms part of the series.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Correspondence dated, where possible, as originally dated by its author. Where letters are undated or the date is unclear, letters are dated as postmarked.
Accompanying material: Correspondence accompanied by original envelopes as noted.
Finding aid: Item level description available.

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Christel Gang and Ramiel McGehee correspondence. - 1937-1943. - 1.5 cm of textual records.

Ramiel McGehee worked, together with Merle Armitage (1893-1975), as a writer, researcher and editor of books related to the arts. He was trained as a dancer and was involved in the theatre and dance world, associating with such individuals as Martha Graham (1894-1991) and Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971).
Series consists of 6 letters sent by Ramiel McGehee to Christel Gang. It also includes 12 letters and a postcard sent by Christel Gang to Ramiel McGehee and paper cutouts that Gang sent as enclosures with the correspondence to McGehee. In the correspondence, McGehee and Gang discuss McGehee's books, dance performances, mutual friends and acquaintances and health problems.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Correspondence dated, where possible, as originally dated by its author. Where letters are undated or the date is unclear, letters are dated as postmarked.
Accompanying material: Correspondence is accompanied by original envelopes as noted.
Immediate source of acquisition: Letters from Christel Gang to Ramiel McGehee were returned to Gang by Vocha Fiske White, the executor of McGehee's will, following McGehee's death in 1943.
Finding aid: Item level description is available.

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Correspondence from Brett and Elinore Weston. - ca. 1930-1961. - 0.2 cm of textual records and 3 photographs : b & w.

Series consists of 4 letters and 3 photographs sent to Christel Gang by Brett Weston and his first wife, Elinore. The correspondence makes reference to Weston family affairs (the Santa Maria Project), a mutual friend Ramiel McGehee, and Brett Weston's European trip.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Correspondence dated, where possible, as originally dated by its author. Where letters are undated or the date is unclear, letters are dated as postmarked.
Accompanying material: Correspondence accompanied by original envelopes as noted.
Finding aid: Item level description available.

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Correspondence from Sonya Noskowiak. - 1932-1933. - 0.2 cm of textual records.

Sonya Noskowiak was Edward Weston's protégé and lover from 1929-1934. Noskowiak printed some of Weston's commercial portraits and became a photographer in her own right. She had several one-person exhibitions at galleries such as the Ansel Adams Gallery, the Denny-Watrous Gallery in Carmel, and the 683 Gallery in Oakland. Noskowiak and Gang met through Edward Weston.
Series consists of 6 letters and 1 postcard from Sonya Noskowiak to Christel Gang. In the correspondence, Noskowiak discusses Edward Weston's work and leisure and updates Gang on mutual friends and the progress of her own career.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Correspondence dated, where possible, as originally dated by its author. Where letters are undated or the date is unclear, letters are dated as postmarked. When a postmark is missing or unclear, letters are dated by the cataloguer in accordance with the chronology on Edward Weston compiled by Lori Pauli, Assistant Curator, Photography, National Gallery of Canada.
Physical description: Correspondence accompanied by original envelopes as noted.
Finding aid: Item level description available.

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Photographs, clippings, miscellaneous. - ca. 193-?-1978. - 2.5 cm of textual records, 31 photographs : b & w and col.

Series consists of photographs of Christel Gang, Sadakichi Hartmann, and miscellaneous subjects, newspaper clippings (regarding the careers of Edward Weston, Seymour Stern, Jean Charlot and Harry Lawton, the death of Sadakichi Hartmann's son Aster, and the plagiarism suit against Gene Fowler by the Hartmann family) and a handwritten autobiographical 'Personal History' written by Christel Gang in order to have an astrological profile done. The series also includes exhibition brochures, packaging and flyers.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated as noted by cataloguer.
Physical description: Includes: 15 photographic prints and 16 negatives.
Finding aid: Item level description available.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Item Level Descriptions

SERIES 1 - Correspondence from Edward Weston

BoxFolder
Box 1File 1Correspondence from Edward Weston, 1925
File 1ca. Sept. 1925. - [Sept. 1925?]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston reminisces about intimate moments with Gang. He asks her which of his prints she would like him to send her. He gives Gang's health as the reason why he will not burden her with work on the daybooks. Weston discusses his negative proofs from Mexico City which he describes as better than previous efforts. He writes that the exhibit was an artistic success, if not a financial one.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Date supplied by cataloguer, in accordance with the chronology compiled by Lori Pauli, Assistant Curator, Photography, National Gallery of Canada.
Accession no.: P79:063:26:43
File 16 Oct. 1925. - 6 Oct. [1925?]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm + dried flowers and leaves.
Weston writes that he has seen artists Diego Rivera (1886-1957) and Jean Charlot (1898-1979) and he has viewed their latest works. He reports comments made by Rivera on Weston's own recent photographs. He confesses the destruction of daybook material to Gang, who had typed much of it, saying that, just as he destroys old negatives to make way for new ones, destruction may be a creative force. Weston thanks Gang for the copy of The Arts (publication) that she sent him.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Section of the letter dated 6 Oct. by Edward Weston. Postmark unclear. Year supplied by cataloguer, in accordance with Lori Pauli's chronology. Letter was written in sections, over a period of days, and mailed in 1 envelope.
Accession nos.: P79:063:26:46; P79:063:26:43-46
File 18 Nov. 1925. - 8 Nov. [1925?]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm + dried flowers (pansies).
Weston teases Gang that the photographs she sent him of herself would assure her steady employment in Mexico as an artist's model. He writes that he will be able to pay the family dental bill with money from the sittings he has done. He is in the midst of a "creative period" with his photography. Weston thanks Gang for sending him New Orient (publication).
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: A section of the letter dated 8 Nov. by Edward Weston. Year supplied by cataloguer, in accordance with Lori Pauli's chronology.
Accession no.: P79:063:26:44
File 120 Nov. 1925. - 20 Nov. [1925]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston writes about the weather and his trip to Chapingo, with (writer) Carlton Beal. He is very impressed by murals painted by Diego Rivera at the National School of Agriculture, which were almost complete at the time of his visit. He reports having found a retoucher, to prettify the portraits of sitters that he does to pay the bills.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated Friday 20th by Edward Weston. Postmarked 20 Nov. 1925. Letter was written in sections, over a period of days, and mailed in 1 envelope.
Accession nos.: P79:063:25t; P79:063:25f-25u.
File 120 Nov. 1925. - [20 Nov. 1925]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston writes that he appreciates and relies upon the discretion Gang has exercised with Ramiel McGehee with respect to discussions about her relationship with Weston. He explains that some misunderstandings, based in jealousy, have arisen between himself and friends, including McGehee. Weston saw the play Don Juan Terrorio at the Teatro Hidalgo. He discusses a disappointing catalogue (unidentified).
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Postmarked 20 Nov. 1925. Letter was written in sections, over a period of days, and mailed in 1 envelope.
Accession nos.: P79:063:25u; P79:063:25f-25u.
File 120 Nov. 1925. - [20 Nov. 1925]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston writes that he is still waiting to sign the contract which will determine whether he returns to the United States or stays on in Mexico. He says he would have sent Gang the Folkways article on photography by Diego Rivera but realized that she was already a subscriber to the magazine. Weston mentions that he has been approached by the Carnegie Institute expedition in Yucatan as a potential acquisition subject.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Postmarked 20 Nov. 1925. Letter was written in sections, over a period of days, and mailed in 1 envelope.
Accession nos.: P79:063:25s; P79:063:25f-25u.
File 1Dec. 1925 or Jan. 1926. - [Dec. 1925 or Jan. 1926]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston writes that there is no "symphony" going on, in order to reassure Gang that she would not be upsetting his love affair were she to come and visit. He tells Gang that he wishes to make the remaining period in Mexico productive. Weston thanks Gang for Art (magazine) and asks Gang whether he would be upsetting any "symphonies" were he to visit her.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by cataloguer, in accordance with the chronology compiled by Lori Pauli.
Accession no.: P79:063:26:45
File 2Correspondence from Edward Weston, 1926
File 2Between Dec.1925 and Jan. 1926. - [between Dec.1925 and Jan.1926]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston writes to Gang of his disappointment that she could not visit him, his severe depression and his overwork. Of all of the photographs sent to him by Gang, he writes that he most loves a photograph of her posed as a ballerina. Weston invites Gang to his house while Tina Modotti (1896-1942) is away because there will be more room for Gang to stay. He tells Gang that he is working very hard.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by cataloguer in accordance with Lori Pauli's chronology. Letter was written in sections, over a period of days, and mailed in 1 envelope.
Physical description: Envelope missing.
Accession no.:P79:063:26:39
File 210 Mar. 1926. - [10 Mar. 1926]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston is recovering from the flu. He comments on the meeting of Gang and Tina Modotti in Los Angeles and Gang's purchase of Modotti's photograph Flor de Manita (Flower of the Little Hand).
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated 10 Mar. by Edward Weston. Dated by cataloguer in accordance with Lori Pauli's chronology.
Physical description: Envelope missing.
Accession no.: P79:063:26:42
File 218-24 Mar. 1926. - 18-24 Mar. 1926. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm + dried flower.
Weston is about to send Gang the package of photographs she requested. He reports that he is now giving lessons in photography for 4.5 pesos per hour. Weston describes a sitting that he recently completed, making photographs of a mother, child and dog. He also describes his birthday celebration.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by Edward Weston.
Physical description: Envelope missing.
Accession no.: P79:063:26:40
File 29 June 1926. - 9 June [1926?]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston reports they are in Puebla and will move next to Oaxaca. He tells Gang to continue to write to him while he is on this trip so that they can experience travelling "together".
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated 9 June by Edward Weston. Year supplied by cataloguer in accordance with Lori Pauli's chronology.
Physical description: Envelope missing.
Accession no: P79:063:26:25d
File 2Between June and July 1926. - [between June and July 1926]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm + dried flowers.
Weston describes the charms of Oaxaca City and their plans to go on to Michoacan. He mentions that women are especially beautiful in Oaxaca (Zapotec Indians). Weston develops his prints in the hotel room, then he washes them in the fountain on the patio. His son Brett travels with him on horseback as there are no trains. Weston plans to return in 2-3 months.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by cataloguer in accordance with Lori Pauli's chronology.
Physical description: Envelope missing.
Accession no: P79:063:26:25c
File 213 July 1926. - [13 July 1926]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm + dried flowers.
Weston feels worried after reading Gang's last letter. He is concerned for her happiness and health. He reports his departure to Michoacan for a month or more, but tells her that all mail will be forwarded. Lately he has produced 100 negatives, 8x10 inches, and 300 prints.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated as postmarked.
Associated material: The photographs mentioned were produced by Weston, his son Brett and Tina Modotti for Anita Brenner's (1905-) book Idols Behind Altars.
Accession nos.: P79:063:26:25e; P79:063:25a-25e
File 225 Sept. 1926. - 25 Sept. [1926?]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm and 1 photograph : b & w ; 9 x 9 cm.
Weston has been busy with work around the city. He plans to return to the United States on the last day of October. Also, he is urged to exhibit in Berlin but expenses and time required make this unlikely. A photograph of a detail of the sculpture on Oaxaca Cathedral is enclosed with the letter.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated 25 Sept. by Edward Weston. Year supplied by cataloguer in accordance with Lori Pauli's chronology.
Physical description: Envelope missing.
Accession nos.: P79:063:26:25a; P79:063:26:25b
File 2Fall 1926. - [Fall 1926]. - 1 postcard ; 9 x 11 cm.
Weston writes that he is in Cuernavaca for a few days and wishes he could stay.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by cataloguer in accordance with Lori Pauli's chronology.
Physical description: Envelope missing.
Note: Postcard shows the Templo Terare Orden/Church of the Third Order, Cuernavaca, Mexico.
Accession no.: P79:063:29:63
File 25 Dec. 1926. - 5 Dec. [1926?]. - 1 letter ; 27 x 20 cm + dried flowers.
Weston makes time to write to Gang, despite his business obligations. He describes his busy schedule and tells Gang of a new negative of a palm from Cuernavaca that he wishes to show her. He has received a note from (editor and writer) Frances Toor (1890-1956). Also, he has attended a local and "very cosmopolitan" gathering.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated 5 Dec. by Edward Weston. Year supplied by cataloguer in accordance with Lori Pauli's chronology.
Physical description: Envelope missing.
Accession no.: P79: 063.26.41
File 3Correspondence from Edward Weston, 1927
14 Mar. 1927. - [14 Mar. 1927]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston wonders what has become of Gang as he has not heard from her in so long.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated as postmarked.
Accession nos.: P79:063:26:12; P79:063:26:9-12
File 3Mar. 1927. - [Mar. 1927?]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm + dried plants.
Weston discusses the possibility of Gang to read his daybook notes, adding that she and Ramiel McGehee are the only ones whom he trusts to read something so intimate.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated Sunday 5:00 AM by Edward Weston. Month and year supplied by cataloguer in accordance with Lori Pauli's chronology.
Physical description: Envelope missing.
Accession no.: P79:063:26:9
File 323 Mar. 1927. - 23 Mar. [1927?]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm + dried flowers.
Weston writes that he is tempted to drink more coffee, due to the recent gift of a coffee mug from Gang for his birthday, thus she is responsible for his bad habit. Weston likes the print of Gang's head that he has made. He assures Gang that he is not involved in a liaison at present. He is working hard and has quit smoking as a birthday gift to himself.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated 23 Mar. by Edward Weston. Year supplied by cataloguer in accordance with Lori Pauli's chronology.
Physical description: Envelope missing.
Physical condition: Paper is very brittle.
Accession no.: P79:063:26:10
File 36 Apr. 1927. - 6 Apr. [1927?]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston misses Gang, as she is out of town, but he still enjoys the flowers that she sent him. He discusses the Japanese who came to purchase his prints, and tells Gang that he is hard at work on new subject matter which she will have to see for herself. He plans to send a print of his photograph of Gang's head to her next week.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Section of the letter dated 6 Apr. by Edward Weston. Year supplied by cataloguer in accordance with Lori Pauli's chronology.
Accession no.: P79:063:26:4
File 313 Apr. 1927. - [13 Apr. 1927?]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston writes that he is experiencing domestic problems while his wife Flora is "snowed in" at Big Bear Lake. He has his hands full taking care of his sons. His Japanese exhibit is postponed but he will have a solo exhibition this summer at the Los Angeles museum, Exposition Park. Meanwhile, today he obtained a "real sitting" - taking pictures of a beautiful and wealthy girl. He is still waiting to print the photograph of Gang.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by cataloguer in accordance with Lori Pauli's chronology.
Physical description: Envelope missing.
Accession no.: P79:063:26:1
File 326 Apr. 1927. - [26 Apr. 1927]. - 1 letter ; 32.5 x 20 cm.
Weston writes that he is working strenuously to complete an order from an iron foundry and an order for portraits. He is going to Los Angeles to talk to the Pacific Electric Railway and J. B. Ransom Co. who have contacted him with offers of work. He is planing to buy a new car, a Ford. To this end, he must focus on financial matters. He is working on the manuscript with new enthusiasm.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Postmarked 26 Apr. 1927. 1 of 3 letters written over a period of days, and mailed in 1 envelope.
Accession nos.: P79:63:26:6; P79:063:26:1-6
File 326 Apr. 1927. - 26 Apr. 1927. - 1 letter ; 32.5 x 20 cm.
Weston reports that he is working with dancing nudes, shells, and bananas. He describes his new method of working with figures, using a small camera in the back room so as not to fatigue his sitters. He writes that the two pictures of Gang's back are among his finest works. Weston continues to have financial struggles. A number of his prints have been taken by (artist) Henrietta Shore (1880-1963) to show to a museum director in San Diego, though the San Diego show is already assured. Diego Rivera is very sick and likely to die.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated 26 Apr. by Edward Weston. Postmarked 26 Apr. 1927. 1 of 3 letters written over a period of days, and mailed in 1 envelope.
Accession nos: P79:063:26:5; P79:063:26:1-6
File 326 Apr. 1927. - [26 Apr.1927]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston discusses the work he is doing with shells. He saw an Archipenko exhibition the day before and he comments on the sculptures. Weston reports selling 2 prints to a Japanese traveller. He is glad that Gang likes the photograph of herself and thanks her for the candy she sent him. He almost travelled to San Francisco, but did not have enough money for the trip.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Postmarked 26 Apr. 1927. 1 of 3 letters written over a period of days, and mailed in 1 envelope.
Accession nos: P79:063:26:2; P79:063:26:1-6
File 325 May 1927. - [25 May 1927]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm + dried plants.
Weston admits how important Gang's presence is in his life; she is more important to him than mere physical passion. He asks her to let him arrange a medical consultation with Dr. Lovell for her. He will pay the expenses by exchanging work with Lovell.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated as postmarked.
Accession nos.: P79:063:26:7; P79:063:26:7-8
File 320 Nov. 1927. - 20 Nov. 1927. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston discusses finances and how his attention to them has, by necessity, dominated his life for a period and limited his creative work. If he were to lose the creative interest that sustains him, there would be no point in continuing. Luckily, he will not need to focus so much on finances in the future.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by Edward Weston.
Physical description: Envelope missing.
Accession no.: P79:063:26:3
File 4Correspondence from Edward Weston, 1928
1928. - [1928?]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston sends a note asking Gang about changing their plans to Saturday.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by cataloguer.
Physical description: Envelope missing.
Accession no.: P79:063:26:25
File 4Feb. 1928. - [Feb 1928?]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston writes that he wants to see Gang in order to bring her a Valentine that he has not been able to send to her.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by cataloguer.
Physical description: Envelope missing.
Accession no.: P79:063:26:26
File 425 Feb. 1928. - 25 Feb. [1928?]. - 1 note ; 9x13 cm.
Weston writes: "I gambolled (sic) and lost - came and went - can you come Monday? Please -".
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated 25 Feb. by Edward Weston?.
Physical description: Envelope is missing.
Accession no: P79:063:26:12
File 420 Mar. 1928. - [20 Mar. 1928]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston tells Gang to let him know when her sample line is ready so that he can help her to make it "a paying proposition". He is currently involved in clearing up the obligation that he has to Dr. Lovell by producing 40 8 x 10 negatives of Dr. Lovell's new gymnasium. Also, he is paying off the dentist with portraits of the dentist's daughter. Tomorrow, he has invited (artists) Nahui Olìn (1893-1978) and Santoyo to dine, and he invites Gang to come as well.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by cataloguer in accordance with Lori Pauli's chronology.
Physical description: Envelope is missing.
Accession no.: P79:063:26:27
File 415 May 1928. - [15 May 1928?]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm + dried flower.
Weston writes about a weekend trip to Mr. and Mrs. Stack's home in the mountains at Big Bear Lake. He hopes to work "on desert with cacti".
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by cataloguer in accordance with Lori Pauli's chronology.
Physical description: Envelope is missing.
Accession no.: P79:063:26:28
File 4May 1928. - [May 1928?]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston thanks Gang for her delight over the prints of the Juniper tree and offers her one of the prints for herself. He also writes about selling a copy print of Gang's head and arms. Weston writes that Mr. Boni is "distinctly interested" in publishing his daybooks. He thanks Gang for the avocados and sets a date for them to meet.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by cataloguer in accordance with Lori Paul's chronology.
Physical description: Envelope missing.
Accession no.: P79:063:26:29
File 430 May 1928. - [30 May 1928]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston writes that a friend of Merle Armitage (1893-1974) wants to purchase some of the rock photographs so he must make prints today. He expects to make good money from the transaction. He invites Gang along to view the prints if she can manage it.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated as postmarked.
Accession nos.: P79:063:26:24; P79:063:26:24-31
File 4June 1928. - [June 1928?]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston writes that he has made countless unsuccessful attempts to reach Gang by phone. He tells her about his sitting with a pianist who wants publicity shots, and shares his hope that the next exhibition will bring in more work. He tries to arrange a meeting with Gang.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by cataloguer in accordance with Lori Pauli's chronology.
Physical description: Envelope missing.
Physical condition: Paper is very brittle.
Accession no: P79:063:26:11
File 4June 1928. - [June 1928?]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm + dried flower.
Weston writes about his exhibition at the library and his obligation to visit Nahui Olìn and Matias at their home following the show. He asks whether Gang wants to go along on this visit, or whether she would rather change their date to a Tuesday.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by cataloguer in accordance with Lori Pauli's chronology.
Physical description: Envelope is missing.
Accession no.: P79:063:26:31
File 4June 1928. - [June 1928?]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston complains of a miserable cold in his "head, lungs, and feet" and of money problems.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by cataloguer in accordance with Lori Pauli's chronology.
Physical description: Envelope is missing.
Accession no.: P79:063:26:31
File 4June 1928. - [June 1928?]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston invites Gang for supper with (art collectors) Dr. & Mrs. (William) Goetz and Dr. & Mrs. Witte. Though he feels guilty asking it of her, Weston wants Gang to work on his manuscript. He mentions printing 18 negatives, including the print of the Juniper roots for Gang.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by cataloguer in accordance with Lori Pauli's chronology.
Physical description: Envelope missing.
Accession no.: P79:063:26:31
File 44 June 1928. - [4 June 1928?]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston reports Brett's departure to the sea to earn money. Weston invites Gang for supper.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by cataloguer in accordance with Lori Pauli's chronology.
Physical description: Envelope missing.
Accession no.: P79:063:26:30
File 4Aug. 1928. - [Aug. 1928?]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston prepares himself for his departure from the "old place" (studio). He writes one last letter to Gang before leaving, underlining her importance to him, "You are one of the few".
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by cataloguer in accordance with Lori Pauli's chronology.
Physical description: Envelope missing.
Accession no.: P79:63:26:21
File 44 Aug. 1928. - 4 Aug. 1928. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston writes that he is living in his old studio with a view of the bay. He has sold $50 worth of prints of his best work to one individual, but that $25 has already gone towards advance rent and $10 more towards paying for the garage. He thanks Gang for forwarding him the manuscript.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by Edward Weston.
Physical description: Envelope missing.
Accession no.: P79:063:26:18
File 48 Aug. 1928. - 8 Aug. [1928?]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm + dried flowers.
Weston remembers his and Gang's special anniversary. He discusses his prospects in business and Gang's health. He mentions the need for furniture in his new place and gives news about his sons.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated 8 Aug. by Edward Weston. Year supplied by cataloguer in accordance with Lori Pauli's chronology.
Physical description: Envelope missing.
Accession no.: P79:063:26:20
File 4Aug. 1928. - [Aug. 1928?]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
It is difficult to write due to Johan (Hagemeyer)'s (1884-1962) presence, and this, Weston explains, is the reason why he has not written to Gang before now. He believes Hagemeyer will be back for good in a week's time and then Weston himself will move. Weston feels optimistic, because orders are ahead, up to $400. He is very busy.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by cataloguer.
Physical description: Envelope missing.
Accession no.: P79:063:26:22
File 416 Oct. 1928. - 16 Oct. 1928. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston reports the move to Union Street and Johan (Hagemeyer)'s return. Brett Weston will send copies of the prints that he (Brett) has promised Gang. Weston feels boredom with Henry (Henrietta Shore) and he hardly ever sees her anymore. Hagemeyer is staying with them. There has been steady work and an incident of drunkenness on Weston's part due to a "sordid life".
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by Edward Weston.
Physical description: Envelope missing.
Accession no.: P79:063:26:19
File 43 Nov. 1928. - [3 Nov. 1928]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston writes about doing a series of sittings with local celebrities for the San Francisco News. The first sitter is George Norville, a transatlantic flier. He tells Gang about his preoccupation with starting the business, Johan Hagemeyer moving out (due to incompatibility), a visit with Merle Armitage and others, and his plans for a trip to Los Angeles.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated as postmarked.
Accession nos.: P79:063:26:17; P79:063:26:17-23
File 416 Nov. 1928. - 16 Nov 1928. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston congratulates Gang on her promotion. He invites Gang to come visit and urges her to try to bring Ramiel McGehee with her. He assures Gang that her efforts with his manuscript are not lost, despite the fact that he has not done anything with it yet himself. Weston writes that Walt Kuhn (1877-1949), the important New York artist, thinks Weston's portraits are the most important art expression he has ever seen. Weston discusses a new proposition from which he hopes to make money and tells Gang about his new affair with a 20 year old. Weston tries to define just what it is that attracts women to him.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by Edward Weston.
Physical description: Envelope missing.
Accession no.: P79:063:26:23
File 4Dec 1928. - [Dec 1928?]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston relates his trip to Carmel to help Johan Hagemeyer out, and discusses his worries about Gang's health. He is short of money and agrees to temporarily borrow $5 from Gang. He will not be able to leave until just before Christmas so as not to lose any business.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by cataloguer in accordance with Lori Pauli's chronology.
Physical description: Envelope missing.
Accession no.: P79:063:26:15
File 415 Dec. 1928. - [15 Dec. 1928]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston states that his current rebellious mental stage is caused by a shortage of money. He is irritated that those who rush him to do work are the last to pay him. He writes about one weekend of forgetfulness spent with his young girl friend. He has no illusions that the relationship is not transient, as it gives him the feeling of having a "papa complex".
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated as postmarked.
Accession nos.: P79:063:26:13; P79:063:26:13-15
File 4Dec. 1928. - [Dec. 1928?]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston writes that on Christmas night he had too much of family, wine, etc. He plans to stop by and visit Gang, and discuss a proposed party with her.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by cataloguer.
Physical description: Envelope missing.
Accession no.: P79:063:26:14
File 5Correspondence from Edward Weston, 1929
File 511 Jan. 1929. - [11 Jan. 1929]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston writes that he needs couches, mattresses, etc. for the guests he is expecting and asks Gang if she can find anything like this for him. He tells Gang that he would love to have the filing cabinet she describes, so long as Ramiel McGehee does not need it more than he does. He is looking forward to Gang's visit.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated as postmarked.
Accession nos.: P79:063:26:35; P79:063:26:32-36
File 5After 11 Jan. 1929. - [after 11 Jan. 1929?]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm + dried flower.
Weston thanks Gang for the new filing cabinet, describing how having it has made his work easier.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by cataloguer.
Physical description: Envelope missing.
Accession no.: P79:063:26:34
File 523 Mar. 1929. - 23 Mar. 1929. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm + 1 newspaper clipping ; 12 x 5 cm.
Weston reports that his son Brett has broken his leg very badly. Enclosed newspaper clipping describes the fast growing reputation of Edward Weston.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by Edward Weston.
Physical description: Envelope missing.
Accession no.: P79:063:26:33
File 5Apr. 1929. - [Apr. 1929?]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston writes about his son Brett's broken leg and the generosity of friends as a consequence of the accident. Many friends sent kind letters and money. The cost of the operation was $500; Albert Bender (1866-1941) sent $200. Weston reports that Brett is feeling better.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by cataloguer in accordance with Lori Pauli's chronology.
Physical description: Envelope missing.
Accession no.: P79:063:26:32
File 5Apr. 1929. - [Apr. 1929?]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm + dried flowers.
Weston comments favourably on Seymour Stern's article about his (Weston's) work. He is glad that Gang was able to see "Potemkin", and tells her that he enjoyed a visit from Ramiel McGehee. Weston complains about his endless duty as housekeeper and nurse for Brett and the difficulties of trying to be a businessman as well. His friends have been very helpful, bringing food and money. He tells Gang about a "Polish girl", his new love interest.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by cataloguer.
Physical description: Envelope missing.
Accession no: P79:063:26:36
File 5Sept. 1929. - [Sept. 1929?]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston writes to Gang that, if she can borrow enough money for her trip to visit him, he will be able to pay her back shortly. He writes that they are planning a "grand mask carnival" that Saturday which he wishes she could attend.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated as postmarked.
Accession nos.: P79:063:26:37; P79:063:26:37-42
File 520 Sept. 1929. - [20 Sept. 1929]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston writes to Gang that he is scheduled to give a talk at the Berkeley museum. (Dancer) Bertha Wardell will be there as well to give the dance program "Dances in Silence". Weston is planning to see the film "Joan of Arc" at Berkeley if he can stay long enough. In his review of the film, Arthur Millier, a writer for the LA Times, connected the film with Weston's work. Weston disagrees with the opinions expressed in the movie's review (by A. H. Frederick ) that was sent to him by Gang.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated as postmarked.
Accession nos.: P79:063:26:37; P79:063:26:37-42
File 516 Dec. 1929. - 16 Dec. 1929. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston writes that he always thinks of Gang at Christmas time as she has more Christmas spirit than anyone he knows. He adds that he has learned of Gang's poor health from Ramiel McGehee.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by Edward Weston.
Physical description: Envelope missing.
Accession no.: P79:063:26:50
File 528 Dec. 1929. - 28 Dec. [1929?]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston expresses his embarrassment at not writing to Gang and thanks her for her gifts. He complains about the weather and his work.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated Dec. 28 4:30 AM by Edward Weston. Year supplied by cataloguer, in accordance with Lori Pauli's chronology.
Accession no.: P79:063:26:38
File 6Correspondence from Edward Weston, 1930
File 617 Mar. 1930. - [17 Mar. 1930]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston thanks Gang for her generosity in sending the Christmas packages, explaining that they were opened late. He tells Gang about his new exhibitions at the Braxton Gallery (from Feb. 3), at the St. Louis Public Library (March) and at Carmel's new gallery (February).
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated as postmarked.
Accession nos.: P79:063:26:51; P79:063:26:50-52
File 612 June 1930. - [12 June 1930]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston reports that he is busy. He has just sold $100 worth of personal work which brings him greater satisfaction, always, than having taken money for sittings. He informs Gang that his one-man show will be opening soon in New York. He published an article for the average reader in Camera Craft, which he encloses for Gang as it has been somewhat controversial. Weston asks Gang to stop sending him money, following all of this success.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated as postmarked. 1 of 2 letters written over several days and mailed in 1 envelope.
Physical condition: Paper is very brittle.
Accession nos.: P79:063:26:48; P79:063:26:48-49
File 612 June 1930. - [12 June 1930]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
In response to Gang's enquiries, Weston writes that Johan Hagemeyer nearly died of pneumonia, Elsa had an operation, and Tina Modotti is struggling to make it in Berlin. He and his family are well and Sonya has made big progress, sending 2 of her own photographs along with his to the Munich Das Lichtbild show.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated as postmarked. 1 of 2 letters written over several days and mailed in 1 envelope.
Physical condition: Paper is very brittle.
Accession nos.: P79:063:26:49; P79:063:26:48-49
File 625 Aug. 1930. - [25 Aug. 1930]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Friends, including Gang and Seymour Stern, are coming to Weston's house and there is a shortage of blankets. Weston asks Gang to bring some along with her. His exhibition will open shortly and tourist season is on.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated as postmarked.
Physical condition: Paper is very brittle.
Accession no.: P79:063:26:47
File 6Aug. 1930. - [Aug. 1930?]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston writes that since Gang and Seymour Stern are arriving so shortly, there is no point in writing. He asks her to let him know when they start out.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by cataloguer.
Accession no.: P79:063:52
File 610 Oct. 1930. - [10 Oct. 1930]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston ask Gang to give one of "these" (prints?) to Seymour Stern and David Platt.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated as postmarked.
Physical condition: Paper is very brittle
Accession no.: P79:063:26:53
File 7Correspondence from Edward Weston, 1931
File 723 Apr. 1931. - [23 Apr. 1931]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston thanks Gang and Seymour Stern for the red bandana. He describes his domestic problems. Weston explains to Gang that he faces the possibility of a move to another location in Carmel, something that he does not believe will be as disastrous as he first imagined. He asks Gang to get his glossy prints back from Seymour Stern as he needs them for another article.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated as postmarked.
Accession nos.: P79:063:26:55
File 7Aug. 1931. - [Aug. 1931?]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston writes that he can not live up to even decent social amenities. He is behind in his work, behind with several exhibitions and behind with important publications. He tells Gang that Tina Modotti is in Russia, his son Brett is in Alaska, and that Johan Hagemeyer has settled in Carmel. Business is fair, but he has many expenses, including setting his son Chandler up in business for himself (Santa Maria Project). He thanks Gang for sending a sitting his way and sends greetings to Seymour Stern.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by cataloguer.
Physical description: Envelope missing.
Accession no.: P79:063:26:58
File 728 Aug. 1931. - 28 Aug. 1931. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston thanks Gang for the gift. He writes that he expects his sons Neil, Cole and Brett to arrive tomorrow. Brett may join Chandler in business. Weston volunteers to replace the Back photographs that Gang gave to Sergei Eisenstein (1898-1948).
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by Edward Weston. Postmarked 28 Aug. 1931.
Accession nos.: P79:063:26:57; P79:063:26:57-58
File 77 Oct. 1931. - 7 Oct. 1931. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston reflects on the socialist Russian movie Two Days, shown at the Denny Watrous-Gallery, Carmel, and makes sociological observations about the city of Carmel. He plans to go to San Francisco to attend his largest exhibition ever (over 150 prints) at the Young Museum, Golden Gate Park. He asks Gang to clarify which prints of the Back she needs and promises to send Seymour Stern anything that he wishes to have from Weston's Mexican series. He recommends that Stern use his prints of Juquets (toys) from that series. Weston eagerly awaits the release of Eisenstein's film on Mexico.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by Edward Weston. Postmark 7 Oct.?.
Accession no.: P79:063:26:54
File 721 Oct. 1931. - [21 Oct. 1931]. - 1 letter ; 62.5 x 20 cm + 1 reproduction : b & w ; 12 x 9 cm.
Weston does not want to move to San Francisco, though he could do better financially without the Santa Maria project. He has not yet received the Mexican negatives from Tina Modotti, and is not sure he will. Therefore, he has only two prints to send to Stern, and they must be loaned only. Weston gives further details about the presentation of the Russian movie. It was sponsored by the labour organization (San Francisco). A reproduction of a drawing of Edward Weston by Jean Charlot, dated ca. 1924, was enclosed with the letter.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated as postmarked.
Accession no.: P79:063:26:56
File 8Correspondence from Edward Weston, 1932
File 818 Jan. 1932. - [18 Jan. 1932]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm + dried flowers.
Weston is sick. He tells Gang that he has bought her a subscription to Mexican Folkways, beginning next month, because he believes that she will enjoy it. He thanks Gang for sending him a copy of The Asia (publication).
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated as postmarked.
Accession no.: P79:063:29:66
File 8Between Jan. 1932 and 8 Apr. 1932. - [between Jan. 1932 and 8 Apr. 1932?]. - 1 fragment of a letter ; 15 x 20 cm.
Weston comments on the socialist magazine The Left, which he feels does not live up to its promise, though he does admire one article in it by Sergei Eisenstein. He feels that Eisenstein's article should be read by all American radicals. He has photographed Ella Steffens Winter (1898-?) for her soon to be released book on Russia (Red virtue; human relationships in the new Russia, 1933).
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by cataloguer in accordance with Lori Pauli's chronology.
Physical description: Envelope missing.
Accession no.: P79:063:29:65
File 8Feb. 1932. - Feb. 1932. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston welcomes a visit from Gang advising her on where to sit on the bus so that she is the most comfortable. He asks her to send him more blankets in order to accommodate the visit.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by Edward Weston?
Physical description: Envelope missing.
Accession no.: P79:063:29:72
File 8Mar. 1932. - Mar. 1932. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston thanks Gang and Seymour Stern for the delicious and thoughtful birthday greetings. He discusses Gang's visit, and how good it was to see her again. After 3 months of idleness he has had 3 sittings and has sold 2 prints.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by Edward Weston?
Physical description: Envelope missing.
Accession no.: P79:063:29:71
File 88 Apr. 1932. - [8 Apr. 1932]. - 1 letter : typewritten with handwritten note ; 28 x 21 cm + dried grass.
Weston gives extensive, detailed criticism of Harald Kreutzberg's (1902- ) German dancer and China Express, a Soviet film. He thanks Gang for the copies of Experimental Cinema that she sent him. He also thanks Gang for her offer of a brown suit - despite its "bourgeois look", he is sure that he can use it.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated as postmarked.
Accession nos.: P79:063:29:64; P79:063:26:64-65
File 814 May 1932. - 14 May 1932. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston writes that he had a fine visit with his children. He advises Gang to see Stendhal's Ambassador, and tells her that Sonya is delighted over the shoes, skirt, etc. that Gang sent. He and Sonya are planning a trip to Los Angeles.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by Edward Weston.
Physical description: Envelope missing.
Accession no.: P79:063:26:60
File 8June 1932. - June 1932. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston describes the hectic trip to Los Angeles and explains why he could not see Gang. He thanks Gang for the sweater, which he has given to Cole.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by Edward Weston?
Physical description: Envelope missing.
Accession no.: P79:063:29:61
File 89 Aug. 1932. - 9 Aug. 1932. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm + dried flowers.
Weston recalls the 7th anniversary of his meeting Gang. He discusses the publication of his book. The number of reproductions has been increased to 36 and he has had a lot of difficulty in narrowing down the choices.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by Edward Weston. Postmarked 9 Aug. 1932.
Accession nos.: P79:063:26:62; P79:063:26:59-62
File 8Before Sept. 1932. - [before Sept. 1932?]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston reports on the status of his book and wishes Gang well on her trip.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by cataloguer in accordance with Lori Pauli's chronology.
Physical description: Envelope missing.
Physical condition: Paper is torn.
Accession no.: P79:063:29:68
File 812 Sept. 1932. - [12 Sept. 1932]. - 1 postcard ; 9 x 14 cm.
Weston thanks Gang for sending him the list. He promises that if he gets any free copies of his book, Gang will be among the first to receive one from him.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated as postmarked.
Accession no.: P79:063:26:59
File 831 Oct. 1932. - [31 Oct.1932]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston asks Gang not to send money to the book publisher. He will, at least, be able to save her commission costs by obtaining the book for her.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated as postmarked.
Physical condition: Paper is very brittle.
Accession nos.: P79:063:29:67; P79:063:29:67-69
File 9Correspondence from Edward Weston, 1933
File 95 Apr. 1933. - [5 Apr. 1933]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston is happy to hear of Gang's arrival in town. He invites her to come for their Monday, as usual.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated as postmarked.
Accession no.: P79:063:29:73
File 95 July 1933. - [5 July 1933]. - 1 postcard ; 9 x 14 cm.
Weston has just returned from New Mexico and has much to tell Gang when they meet.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated as postmarked.
Accession no.: P79:063:29:75
File 914 Aug. 1933. - [14 Aug. 1933]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston excuses himself to Gang for not writing back to her due to the pressures of work, and especially for having missed their 9 August anniversary. He reports a reunion with Jean Charlot, who is visiting Weston after 7 years. Charlot has a show on at the Denny-Watrous Gallery and has offered Weston his choice of the small oils on exhibit as a gift. Weston has heard distressing news from Seymour Stern. He is glad that Gang liked his book.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated as postmarked.
Accession no.: P79:063:29:76
File 10Correspondence from Edward Weston, 1934
File 102 Apr. 1934. - [2 Apr. 1934]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston apologizes for not writing, explaining that he has been busy as the official photographer for the Public Works of Art Project. His sons, Brett and Chandler, have now taken over various aspects of the project. He thanks Gang for her gifts and discusses the boys with her. He promises to make better copies of prints for Gang and to mount them for her "his way".
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated as postmarked.
Physical condition: Paper very brittle.
Accession no.: P79:063:29:77
File 1011 Aug. 1934. - [11 Aug. 1934]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm + dried flower.
Weston writes about "family" re-adjustment with inevitable tensions, endless summer visitors, a new love and much new work. The old Weston homestead, built 26 years ago, has burned to the ground and Gang's copies of Weston's photographs were destroyed in the fire. Weston offers to let Gang choose from his work and he will make new prints for her. Brett is doing fine sculpture, though this may just be a father's opinion. Weston asks Gang if it would be possible for him to make a living in Hawaii.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated as postmarked.
Accession no.: P79:063:29:78
File 1018 Oct. 1934. - [18 Oct. 1934]. - 1 postcard ; 9 x 14 cm.
Weston reports that his exhibition will run from 1-18 Nov. 1933 at the Honolulu Academy of Arts.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated as postmarked.
Accession no.: P79:063:29:79
File 1022 Nov. 1934. - 22 Nov.1934. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston is glad that Gang was able to see his Honolulu exhibition and report back to him. The exhibition did not include Weston's best recent works - which are mostly nudes. He promises to show these to Gang when he has a chance. Weston has a new companion - "20 years old, tall, blonde". He discusses Gang's paintings, says that domestic affairs have straightened out and tells of an attack of tonsillitis that he recently suffered.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated 22 Nov. 1934 by Edward Weston. Postmarked 23 Nov. 1934.
Physical condition: Paper very brittle.
Accession no.: P79:063:29:80
File 11Correspondence from Edward Weston, 1935
File 115 Jan. 1935. - [5 Jan. 1935]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston reports an accident on Christmas Eve (sprained knee). A week later Weston's son Brett sprained his wrist.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated as postmarked.
Accession no.: P79:063:29:82
File 1111 Mar. 1935. - [11 Mar. 1935]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston might consider a move South. He has just returned from a trip to Los Angeles where he tried to track Gang down, but he did not have an address for her.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated as postmarked.
Physical condition: Paper is torn and very brittle.
Accession no.: P79:063:29:81
File 12Correspondence from Edward Weston, 1938
File 1210 Mar. 1938. - 10 Mar. 1938. - 1 letter ; 18 x 32.5 cm.
Weston learns about Gang's accident and requests details from her. He expects to be in Death Valley for another 2 weeks.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by Edward Weston. Postmarked 10 Mar. 1938.
Accession nos.: P79:063:29:92; P79:063:29:88-91
File 1225 Mar. 1938. - [25 Mar. 1938]. - 1 postcard ; 9 x 14 cm.
Weston expresses regret over Gang's accident.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated as postmarked.
Accession no.: P79:063:29:91
File 1222 May 1938. - [22 May 1938]. - 1 postcard ; 9 x 14 cm.
Weston reports that he and Neil have moved to Carmel and provides Gang with their new address.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated as postmarked.
No accession no.
File 13Correspondence from Edward Weston, 1939
File 1318 Aug.1939. - [18 Aug.1939]. - 1 postcard ; 9 x 14 cm.
Weston writes to Gang that her spirit is admirable.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated as postmarked.
Accession no.:P79:063:29:90
File 1328 Aug. 1939. - 28 Aug. 1939. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston explains that fame has caused him to become public property. He congratulates Gang again on her strength of spirit and thanks her for the poem she sent. Weston tells Gang about his new marriage.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by Edward Weston.
Physical description: Envelope missing.
Accession no.: P79:063:29:88
File 13Fall 1939. - [Fall 1939?]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston thanks Gang for "a lovely gesture". He is sympathetic towards Gang for all she has suffered from her accident and for having lost her court case. Weston is still working on the Guggenheim show. The next time he is South, he promises to give Gang a private showing of his new work.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by cataloguer in accordance with Lori Pauli's chronology.
Physical description: Envelope missing.
Accession no.: P79:063:29:89
File 1323 Dec. 1939. - [23 Dec. 1939]. - 1 postcard ; 9 x 14 cm.
Weston thanks Gang for the Christmas gifts and explains how busy all is. He writes that his wife, Charis, will herself write and thank Gang for the presents as soon as she has sorted out all of the business details that have been overwhelming her.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated as postmarked.
Accession no: P79:063:29:98
File 14Correspondence from Edward Weston, 1940
File 1411 Mar. 1940. - [11 Mar. 1940]. - 1 postcard ; 9 x 14 cm.
Weston makes excuses for his silence, which is due to book deadlines and exhibition deadlines. He is glad to hear of Gang's improvement and thanks her for her gifts. He sends best wishes to Seymour Stern.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated as postmarked.
Accession no.: P79:063:29:97
File 1425 Mar. 1940. - [25 Mar. 1940]. - 1 postcard ; 9 x 14 cm.
Weston thanks Gang for the birthday gift.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated as postmarked.
Accession no.: P79:063:29:96
File 145 June 1940. - [5 June 1940]. - 1 postcard ; 9 x 14 cm.
Weston writes about his sister's stroke. He thanks Gang for the magazine (unidentified) that she sent. He regrets Seymour Stern's failure and hopes that he "will try again".
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated as postmarked.
Accession no.: P79:063:29:95
File 147 Aug. 1940. - 7 Aug. [1940] . - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Weston sends flowers to Gang to commemorate 9 August and thanks her for the bandana. He reports that tourist season is on. The summer, for him, has been busy, though not very remunerative.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated 7 Aug. by Edward Weston. Postmarked 7 Aug. 1940.
Accession no.: P79:063:29:100
File 15Miscellaneous enclosures - photographs and packaging
File 15Toy horse. - [1924-1931]. - 1 photograph : b & w ; 5.5 x 11 cm.
Source of supplied title proper: Title and date supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by cataloguer in accordance with Lori Pauli's chronology.
Accession no.: P79:063:25i
File 15Mexico 1929. - 1929. - 1 photograph : b & w ; 7.5 x 7.5 cm.
Source of supplied title proper: Title taken from inscription on verso of photograph.
Date of creation: Date taken from inscription on verso of photograph.
Accession no.: P79:063:25f
File 15San Cristobel Ecalepec Mexico 1924. - 1924. - 1 photograph : b & w ; 7 x 10 cm.
Source of supplied title proper: Title taken from inscription on verso of photograph.
Date of creation: Date taken from inscription on verso of photograph.
Accession no.: P79:063:25g
File 15Puebla pistol holster. - [1924-1931]. - 1 photograph : b & w ; 7 x 10 cm.
Source of supplied title proper: Title taken from inscription on verso of photograph.
Date of creation: Dated by cataloguer in accordance with Lori Pauli's chronology.
Accession no.: P79:063:25j
File 15Façade Italian influence. - [1924-1931]. - 1 photograph : b & w ; 7 x 10 cm.
Source of supplied title proper: Title taken from inscription on verso of photograph.
Date of creation: Dated by cataloguer in accordance with Lori Pauli's chronology.
Accession no.: P79:063:25l
File 15Table leg. - [1924-1931]. - 1 photograph : b & w ; 7 x 10 cm.
Source of supplied title proper: Title taken from inscription on verso of photograph.
Date of creation: Dated by cataloguer in accordance with Lori Pauli's chronology.
Accession no.: P79:063:25m
File 15Ruins. Mitla? - [1924-1931]. - 1 photograph : b & w ; 7 x 10 cm.
Source of supplied title proper: Title taken from inscription on verso of photograph.
Date of creation: Dated by cataloguer in accordance with Lori Pauli's chronology.
Accession no.: P79:063:25n
File 15Portrait in tile - Puebla. - [1924-1931]. - 1 photograph : b & w ; 7 x 10 cm.
Source of supplied title proper: Title taken from inscription on verso of photograph.
Date of creation: Dated by cataloguer in accordance with Lori Pauli's chronology.
Accession no.: P79:063:25o
File 15Mexico 1924. - 1924. - 1 photograph : b & w ; 7 x 10 cm.
Source of supplied title proper: Title taken from inscription on verso of photograph.
Date of creation: Date taken from inscription on verso of photograph.
Accession no.: P79:063:25r
File 15Monkey sculpture. - [1924-1931]. - 1 photograph : b & w; 13 x 13 cm.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by cataloguer in accordance with Lori Pauli's chronology.
Accession no.: P79:063:25q
File 15Painted Head (mural or decoration on wood?). - [1924-1931]. - 1 photograph : b & w ; 10 x 6 cm.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by cataloguer in accordance with Lori Pauli's chronology.
Accession no.: P79:063:25p
File 15Christian ceramic work. - [1925-1931]. - 1 photograph : b & w ; 13 x 3.5 cm.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by cataloguer in accordance with Lori Pauli's chronology.
Accession no.: P79:063:25k
File 15Man on camel (straw weaving). - [1924-1931]. - 1 photograph : b & w ; 8 x 10 cm.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by cataloguer in accordance with Lori Pauli's chronology.
Accession no.: P79:063:25h
File 151 brown paper packet (folded paper). - [1924-1931]. 20 x 26 cm.
Addressed to Christel Gang by Edward Weston. Marked 'photographs'.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by cataloguer in accordance with Lori Pauli's chronology. Postmark illegible.
No accession no.
File 16Photocopies of correspondence from Edward Weston to Christel Gang, 1930s, in the collection of the Center for Creative Photography
File 17Photocopies of correspondence from Edward Weston to Christel Gang, 1940s, in the collection of the Center for Creative Photography
File 18Photocopies of correspondence from Edward Weston to Christel Gang, 1950s, in the collection of the Center for Creative Photography
File 19 Photocopies of correspondence from Edward Weston to Christel Gang, 1930s-1950s, in the collection of the National Archives of Canada
File 20Photocopies of correspondence from Christel Gang to Edward Weston, 1920s, in the collection of the Center for Creative Photography
File 21Photocopies of correspondence from Christel Gang to Edward Weston, 1930s, in the collection of the Center for Creative Photography
File 22Photocopies of correspondence from Christel Gang to Edward Weston, 1949, 1950s, in the collection of the Center for Creative Photography

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SERIES 2 - Edward Weston correspondence to Seymour Stern

BoxFolder
Box 1File 1Letters from Edward Weston to Seymour Stern, 1931-1939
File 13 Mar. 1931. - 3 [Mar.?] 1931. - 1 letter : typewritten ; 28 x 21.5 cm.
Weston writes in response to Seymour Stern's recent article in Experimental Cinema (magazine). Weston thanks Stern for the article, despite the fact that it is clear that he and Weston do not share the same opinions. Weston discusses his own ideas on "art" and socialism, in order to illustrate the ways in which he disagrees with the opinions expressed by Stern.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated Wednesday 3rd 1931 by Edward Weston. Month supplied by cataloguer in accordance with Lori Pauli's chronology.
Accession no.: P79:063:29:85
File 126 Mar. 1931. - [26 Mar. 1931]. - 1 postcard ; 9 x 14 cm.
Weston promises to write a letter to Seymour Stern. In the meantime, he sends a quick card in order to thank Stern for the article. Weston sends greetings to Christel Gang.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated as postmarked.
Accession no.: P79:063:36:1
File 13 Dec. 1939. - 3 Dec. 1939. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21.5 cm.
Weston writes that although he is not sure that he is the right person to sponsor a writing project, he will be glad to sponsor Seymour Stern. He asks Stern to send more information on his career over the past ten years. Weston hopes that he and Stern will have a chance to meet and catch up.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by Edward Weston. Postmark illegible.
Accession no.: P79:063:29:83
File 2Photocopy of a letter from Edward Weston to Seymour Stern, 1932, in the collection of the National Archives of Canada

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SERIES 3 - Correspondence from Sadakichi Hartmann

BoxFolder
Box 2File 1Correspondence from Sadakichi Hartmann, 1929-1941
File 130 Dec. 1929. - [30 Dec. 1929]. - 1 envelope ; 5 x 11 cm.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated as postmarked.
No accession no.
File 123 Sept. 1940. - 23 Sept. 1940. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21.5 cm.
Hartmann writes that Gang is wise to take an interest in art work, even though it is not likely to be lucrative. He discusses the upbringing of his children - the kind of parenting they received. He tells Gang that she may well receive a visit and be given the opportunity of passing on her own philosophy of life. He discusses the possibility of his going out later that day.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by Sadakichi Hartmann. Postmarked 23 Sept. 1940.
Language: Letter in English and German.
Accession no.: P79:063:36:49
File 120 Jan. 1941. - 20 Jan. 1941. - 1 postcard ; 9 x 14 cm.
Hartmann writes : "Are you coming over or should I?"
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by Sadakichi Hartmann. Postmarked 20 Jan. 1941.
Accession no.: P79:063:36:42
File 112 Mar. 1941. - [12] Mar. 1941. - 1 postcard ; 9 x 14 cm.
Hartmann invites Gang to come out if there is an opportunity. He writes that, at the moment, "there is too much water and not enough wine". He urges Gang not to put her visit off "until the war is over".
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated Mar. 1941 by Sadakichi Hartmann. Postmarked 12 Mar. 1941.
Language: Postcard in German.
Accession no.: P79:063:36:41
File 111 Apr. 1941. - [11 Apr. 1941]. - 1 postcard ; 9 x 14 cm.
Hartmann sends Gang some art magazines. He writes that modern art is terrible trash and the weather is terrible too. He wonders when the rain will stop. Also, he complains of having little money.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated as postmarked.
Language: Postcard in English and German.
Accession no.: P79:063:36:43
File 130 May 1941. - 30 May 1941. - 1 letter ; 18 x 15 cm.
Hartmann thanks Gang and tells her that his answer has not yet been mailed. Sometimes it takes him days until he can get to the Post, depending on his means of transportation. He tells Gang about his garden and that he has a tent for visitors to use, though they would need to bring their own blankets.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by Sadakichi Hartmann. Postmarked 30 May 1941.
Language: Letter in German.
Accession nos.: P79:063:36:40; P79:063:36:40-43
File 116 Sept. 1941. - 16 Sept. 1941. - 1 letter ; 18 x 15 cm.
Hartmann writes to Gang: "You are working? What for? Why?". Then, he writes that it does not matter after all, as the whole world is crazy. He tells Gang that he is back at his shack again, though the climate there is terrible. He must chop wood day and night to keep a fire going. He writes that the hotel clerk must have been a rascal or a rogue or else Gang must have seen a ghost when she thought that she saw him (Hartmann) the other day because he spent the entire evening in his room, except for 10 minutes when he took a cup of coffee, and his daughter was out visiting. He tells Gang that he is somewhat recovered and has been in Pasadena visiting Hansan, a painter friend.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by Sadakichi Hartmann. Postmarked 16 Sept.1941.
Language: Letter in German.
Accession no.: P79:063:36:22
File 18 Oct. 1941. - 8 Oct. 1941. - 1 letter ; 18 x 15 cm.
Hartmann asks Gang to lend him $2 for a few days. He does not feel well and needs money to buy remedies. He promises to return the money sometime - he will receive money at some point, when the "gentlemen" see fit to pay him. He describes (Gene?) "Fowler" as a writer who does not possess the noble nature of an artist. As long as he gets his money, Fowler puts something together, it does not matter what it is. Writers like Hartmann focus, rather, on artistic subject matter and so have to wait until tastes change in order to be recognized. Hartmann describes his garden to Gang, and tells her that he believes his new book to be a "masterwork".
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by Sadakichi Hartmann. Postmarked 8 Oct. 1941.
Accession nos.: P79:063:36:37; P79:063:36:37-39
File 114 Oct. 1941. - 14 Oct. 1941. - 1 letter ; 18 x 11.5 cm.
Hartmann thanks Gang (for money?). He tells her that it arrived at nighttime and has saved the situation for that day. The next day, another small amount of money arrived. He received a letter from (John) Barrymore, and perhaps something will materialize. He will send a prompt report of any good news.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by Sadakichi Hartmann.
Physical description: Envelope missing.
Language: Letter in German.
Accession no.: P79:063:36:38
File 2Correspondence from Sadakichi Hartmann, 1942
File 2Apr. 1942. - Apr. 1942. - 1 letter ; 22 x 14 cm.
Hartmann writes that he is writing in pencil because he is too lazy to take out his typewriter. He is still not well, but should keep himself busy with art and literature. Instead, he spends too much time on his garden. His garden is very nice, but, in the long run, boring. The stupidity of the wartime situation is unbelievable - and there is nothing to be done. He has not been to town in 6 months - going out has its difficulties. He might well take a trip to Hollywood, if that is still all right with Gang. In the meantime, they can send thoughts to one another, rather than letters, because there is no news to report. One day, for Hartmann, is exactly like another. The weather is cold, lack of money "inexpressibly sad" and his health poor.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by Sadakichi Hartmann.
Physical description: Envelope missing.
Language: Letter in German.
Accession no.: P79:063:36:47
File 21 Oct. 1942. - 1 Oct. 1942. - 1 letter ; 22 x 14 cm.
Hartmann asks Gang is she would be so kind as to make him a few copies - about a dozen or so - of the enclosed material. He has the intention of mailing out about 50 copies. If Gang would make the copies for him, he would consider this her own very kind contribution to his work. He describes how he would like the copies formatted. He tells Gang of his health problems, his garden and the weather.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by Sadakichi Hartmann. Postmarked 1 Oct. 1942.
Language: Letter in German.
Accession nos.: P79:063:36:46; P79:063:36:44-47
File 210 Nov. 1942. - 10 Nov. 1942. - 1 postcard ; 8.2 x 14 cm.
Hartmann lets Gang know that he will be in town. He promises to visit Gang and tell her all of his news. Hartmann thanks Gang for all of her kindness.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by Sadakichi Hartmann. Postmarked 10 Nov. 1942.
Language: Postcard in German.
Accession no.: P79:063:36:44
File 2Nov. 1942. - [Nov. 1942?]. - 1 letter ; 22 x 14 cm + enclosure : col. ; 5 x 2 cm.
Hartmann sends out a birthday announcement/request for funds to his friends. A cutout from a postcard is included with his letter. The inscription on the verso of the postcard reads, "this is where S.H. built his shack".
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by cataloguer, in accordance with text of the letter.
Accession no.: P79:063:36:45
File 3Correspondence from Sadakichi Hartmann, 1943
File 323 Jan. 1943. - 23 Jan. 1943. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21.5 cm.
Hartmann tries to open his letter with a rhyme: "S.H. is looking over the gate at a very boring place at the border of the desert" - but he concludes that his rhyme does not work. He tells Gang that life is boring. People all seem to be a little crazy, and he is no exception.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by Sadakichi Hartmann.
Physical description: Envelope missing.
Language: Letter in German.
Accession no.: P79:063:36:33
File 3May 1943. - May 1943. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21.5 cm.
Hartmann writes about the damaging effects of the "vicious" wind and a bad asthma attack. He talks about the difficulties of traveling into town. He does not appreciate it in the same way, and in the city, it is difficult to get a room on the weekends, even if you have the money. He writes that Gang is lucky that she can, is able and is allowed to work. His own book business prospects are not good. Most of his books have been mailed out. He analyzes Gang's handwriting.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by Sadakichi Hartmann.
Physical description: Envelope missing.
Language: Letter in English and German.
Accession no.: P79:063:36:29
File 310 June 1943. - [10] June 1943. - 1 letter ; 25.5 x 20 cm.
Hartmann tells Gang that he does not need the manuscript copied after all, so he will not bother to have it done. It was very kind of Gang to send the typewriter ribbon, but unfortunately it does not work with his old typewriter. He will therefore have to continue to make do with the old one and some of the lines that he types will have to be retyped twice over again so that they are legible.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated June 1943 by Sadakichi Hartmann. Postmarked 10 June 1943.
Language: Letter in English and German.
Accession no.: P79:063:36:26; P79:063:36:26-28
File 311 July 1943. - 11 July 1943. - 1 postcard ; 5 x 11 cm.
Hartmann writes Gang that he has been sick and in hospital. He promises to write when he is back home again.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated 11 July 1943 by Sadakichi Hartmann. Postmarked 12 July 1943.
Accession no.: P79:063:36:27
File 3July 1943. - July 1943. - 1 letter ; 22 x 14 cm.
Hartmann writes that he is sorry that Gang could not come by and visit. He is back home now and must stay inactive/quiet for the next 2 weeks in order to "assimilate" the blood transfusion. He is collecting contributions from his friends in order to publish his new book.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by Sadakichi Hartmann.
Physical description: Envelope missing.
Accession no.: P79:063:36:32
File 327 Sept. 1943. - [27] Sept. 1943. - 1 letter ; 22 x 14 cm.
Hartmann writes that it rained today, for the first time in months. The rain causes him to daydream about his childhood in Germany. He describes the Hamburg of his childhood, and reminisces about his life there and his family. He discusses coming to America, and the break with his family.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated Sept. 1943 by Sadakichi Hartmann. Postmarked 27 Sept. 1943.
Physical description: Envelope missing.
Language: Letter in German.
Accession no.: P79:063:36:28
File 38 Nov. 1943. - [8 Nov. 1943?]. - 1 letter ; 12.5 x 20 cm + 1 poem.
Hartmann sends greetings on the eve of his birthday. Hartmann encloses a poem "for Christel", urging her to visit him.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by cataloguer in accordance with text of the letter.
Physical description: Envelope missing.
Language: English and German.
Accession nos.: P79:063:36:30; P79:063:36:34
File 312 Nov. 1943. - [12] Nov. 1943. - 1 postcard ; 5 x 11 cm.
Hartmann sends Gang some "up to date blah blah blah" journals. He asks about her health, and tells her about his hayfever.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated Nov. 1943 by Sadakichi Hartmann. Postmarked 12 Nov. 1943.
Language: Postcard in German.
Accession no.: P79:063:36/36
File 4Correspondence from Sadakichi Hartmann, 1944
File 431 July 1944. - 31 July 1944. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21.5 cm, newspaper clipping + poem.
Hartmann writes that he encloses a newspaper clipping which will explain his long silence. The clipping reports that Aster Hartmann (Sadakichi Hartmann's son), died while serving in the US army. Hartmann also encloses 1 torn off book cover. Its verso has been used to reproduce a poem entitled "Aleutian Isles" written by Hartmann's son, Aster.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated as postmarked.
Accession nos.: P79:063:36:23; P79:063:36:25a; P79:063:36:25b; P79:063:36:25a-b
File 47 Aug. 1944. - 7 Aug 1944. - 1 letter ; 21.5 x 14 cm + 1 poem ; 28 x 27 cm.
Hartmann writes that funeral expenses have made him broke, and he asks Gang for a few dollars. He writes that the family will buy flowers for Aster, which Gang can then scatter over his ashes. Hartmann encloses a typewritten poem entitled "To- A.T.", signed S. Hartmann, 1923.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated 7 Aug. 1944, in error?, by Sadakichi Hartmann. Postmarked 5 Aug. 1944.
Language: Letter in English and German.
Accession nos.: P79:063:36:24; P79:063:36:24-25
File 4Sept. 1944. - Sept. 1944. - 1 letter ; 12.5 x 20 cm.
Hartmann writes that he is saving for a trip to the East coast in order to promote his book. He complains about his poor health and expensive medication. He describes the difficulties of sending out large solicitous mailings.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by Sadakichi Hartmann.
Physical description: Envelope missing.
Accession no.: P79:063:36:25

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SERIES 4 - Correspondence regarding Sadakichi Hartmann

BoxFolder
Box 2File 1Correspondence regarding Sadakichi Hartmann, 1954-1959
File 110 July 1954. - 10 July 1954. - 1 envelope ; 5 x 11 cm.
The envelope, addressed to Christel Gang by Harry Lawton, is inscribed on the verso with handwritten notes by Gang that explain the correspondence between Wistaria Hartmann Linton, Harry Lawton and herself.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated 10 July 1954 by Christel Gang. Envelope postmarked 10 July 1954.
Accession no.: P79:063:29:99
File 122 Aug. 1954. - [22 Aug. 1954]. - 1 postcard ; 5 x 11 cm.
Harry Lawton writes that he will send Gang 5 articles on Hartmann, the series on Sadakichi Hartmann concluded in the paper this week. He thanks Gang very much for her letters to him, telling her how helpful they were and what a success the series has been. He would appreciate it very much if Gang could let him know if she thinks that anything in the articles is wrong. He will be writing a more serious article about Hartmann soon and he can correct any discrepancies then.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated as postmarked.
Accession no.: P79:063:36:5
File 15 June 1955. - 5 June 1955. - 1 letter ; 24 x 16 cm.
Wistaria Hartmann Linton writes to Gang telling Gang that she is having one of her father's articles published in a photographic magazine. She is trying to locate suitable photographs to illustrate the article and wonders if Gang could forward some to her. Also, Lawton would appreciate it if Gang could translate some letters for him. She discusses the plagiarism suit against Gene Fowler and gives Gang news of her family. She thanks Gang for the gift of clothes.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated 5 June 1955 by Wistaria Hartmann Linton. Postmarked 5 June 1955.
Accession no.: P79:063:36:48
File 120 July 1955. - 20 July 1955. - 1 letter ; 12 x 16 cm.
Wistaria Hartmann Linton discusses family news, including an accident her son has had recently with a gun. She tells Gang how pleased Harry Lawton was with the letters Gang sent to him. Hartmann Linton specifies what sort of photographs she needs to illustrate her father's article. She tells Gang about her vacation and discusses the outcome of the plagiarism case.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by Wistaria Hartmann Linton. Postmarked 20 July 1955.
Accession no.: P79:063:29:86
File 126 May 1959. - 26 May 1959. - 1 letter ; 24 x 16 cm.
Copy of a letter that Gang sent to Wistaria Hartmann Linton, discussing the exhibition of Sadakichi Hartmann's work at UCLA. Gang expresses her admiration for the exhibition and reminisces about her relationship with Hartmann.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by Christel Gang.
Accession no.: P79:063:29:99
File 17 July 1959. - 7 July 1959. - 1 letter : typewritten ; 24 x 21 cm.
Following the retrospective exhibition on Sadakichi Hartmann held at the Library, UCLA, Vocha Fiske White obtained Wistaria Hartmann Linton's address from Christel Gang in order to write a letter of appreciation to Hartmann Linton. Fiske-White forwarded a copy of the letter to Christel Gang.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by Vocha Fiske White.
Physical characteristics: Inscribed, in handwriting, "Copy for Christel".
Physical description: Envelope missing.
No accession no.

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SERIES 5 - Christel Gang and Ramiel McGehee Correspondence

BoxFolder
Box 2File 1Correspondence from Ramiel McGehee, 1937-1939
File 119 Jan. 1937. - [19 Jan.1937]. - 1 letter ; 22.5 x 21.5 cm.
McGehee offers Gang some work - German translation is required for a Merle Armitage book on Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951). McGehee wishes to arrange dates so that they can meet.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated Tuesday by Ramiel McGehee. Dated as postmarked.
No accession no.
File 18 Aug. 1939. - 8 Aug. 1939. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21.5 cm.
McGehee thanks Gang for the birthday presents and apologizes for not writing. He explains that he has been very ill. Despite everything, he has been able to edit 5 books for Merle Armitage, though the strain has been incredible. McGehee adds that he was also able to put together ideas for a cookbook, that he believes will be very successful. He plans a trip to San Francisco as well as a trip to Carmel to see Edward Weston. He comments on Weston's marriage to Charis Wilson. He tells Gang that his friend Carlos is working as a mural painter. Also, that he has had a visit with Sonya Noskowiak (?-1975).
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated 8 Aug. 1939 by Ramiel McGehee. Postmarked 10 Aug. 1939.
No accession no.
File 2Correspondence from Ramiel McGehee, 1940
File 224 Feb. 1940. - [24 Feb. 1940]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21.5 cm.
McGehee regrets not having been able to visit Gang. He writes about the research he has been doing for a book on the United States Navy - a subject which he is not very interested in. McGehee tells Gang about his continuing health problems; he suffered a terrible attack of colitis recently. McGehee plans to present Gang with 2 tickets to see the Martha Graham performance. He plans to be there himself but will not be able to escort her home due to his health problems and lack of a car. He discusses his favourites amongst the books he has worked on for Merle Armitage, gives his opinion on various dance performers, describes a lunch meeting with Stravinsky and explains his special relationship with Martha Graham. McGehee explains why he does not care for San Francisco as a city.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated as postmarked. Letter was written in sections, over a period of days, and mailed in 1 envelope.
No accession no.
File 3Correspondence from Ramiel McGehee, 1941
File 38 Jan. 1941. - 8 Jan. 1941. - 1 letter ; 19 x 9.5 cm.
McGehee's note accompanies a Christmas package. He excuses himself for not having sent his package earlier, and explains the contents to Gang. He thanks Gang for her presents to him. He writes that he had planned to spend New Year's Day with the Westons, but Erica and Flora were ill. He had also planned to visit Gang on that day as Brett Weston could have driven him. McGehee hopes that someday Gang will move closer by so that they can do more things together.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by Ramiel McGehee.
Physical description: Envelope missing.
No accession no.
File 319 Dec. 1941. - [19 Dec. 1941]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21.5 cm.
McGehee writes that Christmas has caught him completely unprepared. For Christmas, he wants to send Gang any copies of the Armitage books that she might not already have. He asks her to send him a list of what books she has already received from him. McGehee is currently working on Merle Armitage's autobiography. He recently received a visit from Edward and Brett Weston. McGehee thanks Gang for the gift of food, and regrets his restricted diet. He describes the blackouts, due to the war, on the coast every night and discusses how the world has changed. He hopes to come out to visit Gang during the holiday period. Edward Weston writes that he will visit in February, and Merle Armitage is a Major in the Air Defense Procurement Division in Detroit.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated as postmarked. Letter was written in sections, over a period of days, and mailed in 1 envelope.
No accession no.
File 4Correspondence from Ramiel McGehee, 1943
File 423 Apr. 1943. - [23 Apr. 1943]. - 1 letter ; 21.5 x 15 cm.
McGehee writes about his poor health, the miserable weather, his loneliness and his hope for a visit from Gang. Vocha Fiske White is going east to "meet the battle". McGehee discusses his own desire to escape the war. He discusses new plans for books and his admiration for Madame Kai-Shek. He hopes that there will soon be redress for the wrongs inflicted upon Japanese Americans.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated Thursday by Ramiel McGehee. Postmarked 23 Apr. 1943.
No accession no.
File 5 Correspondence from Christel Gang to Ramiel McGehee, 1937-1939
File 524 Dec. 1937. - 24 Dec. 1937. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm + paper cutouts.
Gang promises to visit McGehee if finances permit. She is glad McGehee is well and happy and she would like to see the books he is working on for Merle Armitage. She is also glad to hear the good news about Edward Weston and hopes to see Brett Weston when he next visits town.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated Christmas Eve 1937 by Christel Gang. Postmarked 25 Dec. 1937.
Accession no.: P79:063:36:18
File 521 Aug. 1939. - 21 Aug. 1939. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Gang describes the severity of her accident, in response to McGehee's questions. Gang is very sorry to hear about McGehee's health and she hopes that his planned vacation with Merle Armitage will do him good. The news about Weston's marriage was news to her; she had not heard it from Weston himself, though he visited her yesterday. Gang writes that since the accident she cannot walk normally. She receives money from County Relief and a great deal of help and support from her friends. She tells McGehee that she lost her law case.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated 21 Aug. 1939 by Christel Gang. Postmarked 22 Aug. 1939.
Accession nos. : P79:063:36:16; P79:063:36:17
File 511 Oct. 1939. - [11 Oct. 1939]. - 1 postcard ; 9 x 14 cm.
Gang writes a card to McGehee about her visit to the Fair in San Francisco.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated as postmarked.
Accession no.: P79:063:36:16
File 515 Nov. 1939. - [15 Nov. 1939]. - 1 letter ; 19 x 12 cm.
Gang writes about her visit at Brett Weston's. She hopes that McGehee's trip did not prove to be too ambitious - too hard on his health. She tells him that she still uses crutches but is more confident going out on her own. She would love a copy of the cookbook McGehee has been working on and she hopes to visit him soon.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated Sunday by Christel Gang. Postmarked 15 Nov. 1939.
No accession no.
File 6Correspondence from Christel Gang to Ramiel McGehee, 1940
File 65 Jan. 1940. - 5 Jan. 1940. - 1 letter ; 19.5 x 12.5 cm.
Gang thanks McGehee for the Christmas presents of books from the Armitage collection. She admits that she was not very well over the holidays, but lately her leg has improved and she can walk with a cane.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by Christel Gang. Postmarked 5 Jan. 1940.
Accession no.: P79:063:36:13
File 629 Jan. 1940. - [29 Jan. 1940]. - 1 letter ; 19.5 x 12.5 cm.
Gang writes that she had prepared a delicious dinner for McGehee and he never came. She describes the interesting events coming to town: the Bali Ballet, Ballets-Russes and the Stokowski Philharmonic. She tells McGehee about the knitting that she has been doing for Brett Weston's family and suggests that they get together soon.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated Monday by Christel Gang. Postmarked 29 Jan. 1940.
Accession no.: P79:063:36:14
File 612 Feb. 1940. - [12 Feb. 1940]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Gang asks McGehee to reserve a ticket for her to see the Martha Graham performance. She explains the necessity of special seating for herself, due to medical problems. Gang advises McGehee to see Disney's Pinocchio and expresses an interest in Carlos' sketches.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated as postmarked.
Accession no.: P79:063:36:10
File 6Mar. 1940. - [Mar. 1940?]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm + rose petals.
Gang describes all the special arrangements involved in order for her to be able to attend a concert nowadays. She writes about her love of theatre and dance and her unfulfilled aspiration to be a dancer. She reminisces about her childhood in Hamburg and her family's connections to the arts. She thinks that Martha Graham's work shows "true beauty of spirit", and feels that she shares Graham's philosophy of dance. She tells McGehee that she very much enjoyed the book on Graham. She saw the Wallcott play, which she recommends to McGehee. She does not think that she can afford the Ballets-Russes ticket, and does not want to be under further obligation to Armitage. She expresses sympathy at his family troubles and gives him her opinion on San Francisco as a city, agreeing with him about the strangeness of the world at war.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated Sunday by Christel Gang. Month and year supplied by cataloguer in accordance with contents of letter.
Physical description: Envelope missing.
Accession no.: P79:063:36:12
File 61 Mar. 1940. - 1 Mar. 1940. - 1 letter ; 28 x 2 cm + dried flower.
Gang reviews the Martha Graham performance that she saw the previous night. Gang feels deep admiration for Graham and meeting Graham after the performance was "a special delight".
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated 1 Mar. 1940 by Christel Gang. Postmarked 2 Mar. 1940.
Accession no.: P79:063:36:15
File 66 Apr. 1940. - [6 Apr. 1940]. - 1 letter ; 19.5 x 12.5 cm.
Gang reviews the Angna Enters performance and explains why she did not speak to McGehee there. She also tells McGehee that she wishes that he would work on a book about Enters.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated Thursday by Christel Gang. Dated as postmarked.
Accession no.: P79:063:36:20
File 615 Oct. 1940. - [15 Oct. 1940]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Gang thanks McGehee for his invitation to see the ballet performance. She encloses tea for him.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated Sunday by Christel Gang. Postmarked 15 Oct. 1940.
Accession no.: P79:063:36:21
File 611 Dec. 1940. - [11 Dec. 1940]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm + leaves and pussy willows.
Gang comments on the Armitage autobiography that McGehee is working on. She regrets that Edward and Brett (Weston) could not spare the time to visit her. She discusses her health problems, and sends McGehee the list of Armitage books that she owns, as he requested. She tells him that she has read an excellent write-up on Edward Weston's latest book.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated Wed. by Christel Gang. Postmarked 11 Dec. 1940.
Accession no.: P79:063:36:11
File 631 Dec. 1940. - [31 Dec. 1940]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm + rose petals.
Gang thanks McGehee for the Christmas presents.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated Old Year's Eve by Christel Gang. Postmarked 31 Dec. 1940.
Accession no.: P79:063:36:19
File 6Note by Gang. - [after 1942]. - 1 envelope ; 16 x 25.5 cm.
Envelope inscribed with notes by Gang explaining how her letters to McGehee came back into her possession.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Date supplied by cataloguer.
No accession no.

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SERIES 6 - Correspondence from Brett and Elinore Weston

BoxFolder
Box 2File 1Correspondence from Brett and Elinore Weston, ca. 1930-1961
File 124 May 1930. - [24 May 1930]. - 1 letter ; 27 x 18.5 cm.
Brett Weston thanks Gang for writing, and tells her that he is very interested in meeting with her and Seymour Stern. He asks Gang to let him know when to come. He is sorry that he does not have any new work to show them, as it is all in his show in the North.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated as postmarked.
Accession no.: P79:063:29:87
File 1Between 1931 and 1932. - [Between 1931 and 1932]. - 1 photograph : b & w 14.25 x 10.5 cm.
A photograph of a tree trunk. "Greetings Elinore and Brett" is inscribed on the recto of the photograph.
Source of supplied title proper: Title and date supplied by cataloguer.
Accession no.: P79:063:39
File 128 Dec. 1950. - [28 Dec. 1950]. - 2 photographs : b & w ; 14.5 x 12 cm.
Photographs of trees and branches, mounted on cards, are inscribed, "Greetings! Brett" and "Happy New Year! Brett".
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated as postmarked.
Accession nos.: P79:063:34a; P79:063:34b
File 18 Dec. 1960. - 8 Dec. [1960]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21.5 cm.
Brett Weston announces that he is home again after an 8 month trip to Europe. He has "a number of good things" from Germany. He was very interested in the proposed exhibition in Japan with his father, though he has not had any further news of it. He hopes Gang is well, and will call on her when he is in Los Angeles.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by Brett Weston.
Accession no.: P79:063:29:93
File 111 Jan. 1961. - 11 Jan. [1961?]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21.5 cm.
Brett Weston writes that he will be in Los Angeles next week and will call Gang - they may be able to have dinner together.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated 11 Jan. by Brett Weston. Year supplied by cataloguer in accordance with Lori Pauli's chronology.
Physical description: Envelope missing.
Accession no.: P79:063:29:94
File 15 Oct. 1931. - 5 Oct. 1931. - 1 letter ; 11 x 17 cm.
Elinore Weston describes settling in at the studio in Santa Maria. She tells of Ramiel McGehee's help and her appreciation for Gang's gift of clothes. Weston writes that Ramiel is, unfortunately, due to return soon and their exhibition is, unfortunately, due to start on the same day as a football game.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated 5 Oct. 1931 by Elinore Weston. Postmarked 6 Oct. 1931. Letter was written in sections, over a period of days, and mailed in 1 envelope.
No accession no.

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SERIES 7 - Correspondence from Sonya Noskowiak

BoxFolder
Box 2File 1Correspondence from Sonya Noskowiak, 1932-1933
File 112 Apr. 1932. - 12 [Apr. 1932?]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Sonya Noskowiak thanks Gang for the "box with delicious contents". She relates that Edward Weston is involved with his New York show, and praises his latest work. She hopes for Gang's visit and will send a long promised print soon.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated Friday 12 by Sonya Noskowiak. Year and month supplied by cataloguer in accordance with contents of letter.
Physical description: Envelope missing.
Accession no.: P79:063:36:7
File 126 Apr. 1932. - 26 [Apr. 1932?]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Sonya Noskowiak thanks Gang for the presents and describes her vacation with Edward Weston to San Francisco. She and Weston saw Green Pastures, which they both enjoyed and attended an exhibition by a protégé of Edward Weston's. Noskowiak writes that Weston will perform in the Carmel Music Society burlesque.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated Thursday 26 by Sonya Noskowiak. Year and month supplied by cataloguer in accordance with contents of letter.
Accession no.: P79:063:36:9
File 16 May 1932. - 6 [May 1932]. - 1 letter ; 28 x 21 cm.
Noskowiak thanks Gang for the clothes. She describes Edward Weston's performance as Kreutzberg in Midnight in Musingware by Kreutz-jammer, an hilarious event that sent the audience into convulsions of laughter. She describes the farce put on at the John Reed Club which poked fun at Edward Weston.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated Mondya (sic) 6 by Sonya Noskowiak. Postmarked 9 May 1932. Letters dated 6 May and 9 May were mailed together in 1 envelope.
Accession nos.: P79:063:36:8; P79:063:36:6-9
File 19 May 1932. - 9 [May 1932]. - 1 letter ; 22 x 18 cm.
Sonya Noskowiak writes that Edward Weston will soon return from Santa Barbara where he is visiting his sons. Noskowiak discusses the Santa Maria Project's lack of success. She says that she admires Gang's personality and tells Gang that it is refreshing and inspiring to know her. She sends Gang some prints of her own work. Noskowiak writes that she and Weston expect a visit from Siquieros soon.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated Monday 9 by Sonya Noskowiak. Postmarked 9 May 1932. Letters dated 6 May and 9 May were mailed together in 1 envelope.
Accession no.: P79:063:36:6
File 131 Oct. 1932. - 31 [Oct. 1932?]. - 1 letter ; 22 x 18 cm.
Sonya Noskowiak learns about Gang's trip and is enthusiastic about it. She thanks Gang for the package of clothes and praises Edward Weston's new book.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated Monday 31 by Sonya Noskowiak. Year and month supplied by cataloguer in accordance with contents of letter.
Accession no.: P79:063:29:69
File 15 Sept. 1933. - [5 Sept. 1933]. - 1 postcard ; 9 x 14 cm.
Postcard is an invitation to the exhibition Photographs by Group F.64 in which both Edward Weston and Sonya Noskowiak are showing work. The postcard is annotated by Noskowiak.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated as postmarked.
Accession no.: P79:063:29:74
File 118 Sept. 1933. - 18 [Sept. 1933]. - 1 letter ; 22 x 18 cm.
Sonya Noskowiak thanks Gang for the lovely dress and she describes a visit by painter Jean Charlot and his girlfriend. She believes Charlot to be a fine man and a great artist. Noskowiak invites Gang for a visit.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated Monday 18 by Sonya Noskowiak. Postmarked 19 Sept. 1933.
Accession nos.: P79:063:29:70; P79:063:29:70-72

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SERIES 8 - Photographs, clippings, miscellaneous

BoxFolder
Box 2File 1Photographs and negatives of Christel Gang
File 1Christel Hollywood Dec. 1937. - Dec. 1937. - 1 photograph : b & w ; 8 x 5 cm.
Photograph of Christel Gang holding a cat.
Source of supplied title proper: Title taken from inscription on verso of photograph.
Date of creation: Date taken from inscription on verso of photograph.
Accession no.: P79:063:36:18a
File 1Christel. Summer 1939 Hollywood Hills. - Summer 1939. - 2 photographs : b & w ; 5.8 x 8 cm.
Photograph and negative of Christel Gang on the roof of a building.
Source of supplied title proper: Title taken from inscription on verso of photograph.
Date of creation: Date taken from inscription on verso of photograph.
Physical description: Includes: 1 photographic print and 1 negative.
Accession no.: P79:063:36:18b
File 1Silhouette. - [ca. 1950]. - 1 photograph : b & w ; 7 x 4.5 cm.
Nude torso of Christel Gang.
Source of supplied title proper: Title taken from note enclosed by Christel Gang.
Date of creation: Dated by cataloguer.
No accession no.
File 1Christel. In my apt. LA. My painting over bookstand. - Summer 1952. - 1 photograph : col. ; 12 x 18 cm.
Photograph of Christel Gang in her Los Angeles apartment.
Source of supplied title proper: Title taken from inscription on verso of photograph.
Date of creation: Date taken from inscription on verso of photograph.
Accession no.: P79:063:36:4
File 1Chris. Las Vegas. 10 Aug. 1963. - 10 Aug. 1963. - 1 photograph : col. ; 12 x 18 cm.
Photograph of Christel Gang outside a motel room.
Source of supplied title proper: Title taken from inscription on verso of photograph.
Date of creation: Date taken from inscription on verso of photograph.
Accession no.: P79:063:36:3
File 1Chris. 6 Sept. 1964. LA. - 6 Sept. 1964. - 1 photograph : col. ; 12 x 18 cm.
Photograph of Christel Gang with an oriental parasol.
Source of supplied title proper: Title taken from inscription on verso of photograph.
Date of creation: Date taken from inscription on verso of photograph.
Accession no.: P79:063:36:2
File 1Photographs of Christel Gang. - [ca. 1920-1930?]. - 14 photographs : b & w ; 9.5 x 6 cm + 3 items.
Negatives show Gang, dressed in ballet and oriental costume, engaged in various poses. In a note enclosed with the negatives, Gang explains that the negatives were taken during a period in her youth when she studied ballet with Koslaff and oriental dancing with Ruth St. Denis.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by cataloguer in accordance with Christel Gang's Personal History.
No accession no.
File 2Photographs of Sadakichi Hartmann
File 2Sadakichi Hartmann. - [1929?]. - 1 photographic postcard : b & w ; 8 x 11.5 cm.
A cropped photograph of Sadakichi Hartmann with his pipe.
Source of supplied title proper: Title taken from inscription on recto of photograph.
Date of creation: Postmark, verso, 19 Dec. 1929.
Accession no.: P79:063:37
File 2Portrait of Sadakichi Hartmann. - 1940. - 1 photographic postcard : b & w ; 14 x 8.5 cm.
Source of supplied title proper: Title taken from inscription on verso of photograph.
Date of creation: Date taken from inscription on verso of photograph.
Accession no.: P79:063:35
File 2Sadakichi on a Cold Jan. Morning 1943, Banning, Cal. - 1943. - 1 photograph : b & w ; 11.5 x 7 cm.
Photograph of Sadakichi Hartmann in front of his "shack".
Source of supplied title proper: Title taken from inscription on verso of photograph.
Date of creation: Date taken from inscription on verso of photograph.
Accession no.: P79:063:36:35
File 2Portrait of Sadakichi Hartmann. - [194-?]. - 1 photograph : b & w ; 19 x 11.5 cm.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by cataloguer.
Accession no.: P79:063:40
File 3Miscellaneous photographs
File 3My Rose Garden planted in defiance of desert heat and wind. - [194-?] - 1 photograph : b & w ; 11. 5 x 7 cm.
Sadakichi Hartmann's rose garden.
Source of supplied title proper: Title taken from inscription on verso of photograph.
Date of creation: Dated by cataloguer.
Physical characteristics: Includes another inscription in German.
Accession no.: P79:063:36:22a
File 3Alligator Dragon. - [194-?]. - 1 photograph : b & w ; 14 x 9 cm.
Photograph of a painting, with note by Sadakichi Hartmann on verso.
Source of supplied title proper: Title taken from inscription on verso of photograph.
Date of creation: Dated by cataloguer.
Photographer unknown.
Accession no.: P79:063:36/39
File 3Portrait of a Man. - [ca. 1920-1930?]. - 1 photograph : b & w ; 9.5 x 6 cm.
A negative of a man's head (Edward Weston?)
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Date supplied by cataloguer.
No accession no.
File 3Ivory and Old Lace. - 1950. - 1 photograph : b & w ; 14 x 12 cm.
Nude torso with lace. (Christel Gang?)
Source of supplied title proper: Title from inscription on verso of photograph.
Date of creation: Date from inscription on verso of photograph.
Accession no.: P79:063:38
File 3Ivory and Old Lace. - [1950?]. - 1 photograph : col. ; 8.25 x 11.75 cm.
Photograph of a woman (Christel Gang?) wearing lace.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer based on the other photograph "Ivory and Old Lace".
Date of creation: Date supplied by cataloguer based on the other photograph "Ivory and Old Lace".
No accession no.
File 3Photo by F.S. - 1950. - 1 photograph : b & w ; 10 x 10 cm.
Nude. (Christel Gang?)
Source of supplied title proper: Title from inscription on verso of photograph.
Date of creation: Date from inscription on verso of photograph.
Physical characteristics: Photograph by Frederick Sommer (1905- )?
Accession no.: P79:063:36
File 4Christel Gang's 'Personal History'
File 4Personal History. - 1943. - 2 items : typewritten with annotations ; 28 x 21.5 cm.
Two versions of Gang's autobiography written in order to have an astrological profile done.
Source of supplied title proper: Title taken from manuscript title.
Date of creation: Dated by Christel Gang.
Accession no.: P79:063:33
File 5Newspaper clippings, 1946-1978
File 5Enterprise Reporter Wins Top Spot in State Contest / Riverside Enterprise. - 6 Feb. 1958. - 1 newspaper clipping ; 41 x 14 cm.
A newspaper article on journalist Harry Lawton with annotations by Wistaria Hartmann Linton.
Source of supplied title proper: Title taken from article headline.
No accession no.
File 5Weston Lens Magic Shown / Arthur Millier. - 16 Feb. 1958. - 1 newspaper clipping ; 29 x 17.5 cm.
A Los Angeles Times article on the Edward Weston memorial exhibition which took place at the Municipal Art Gallery, Burnsdall Park, Cal.
Source of supplied title proper: Title taken from article headline.
No accession no.
File 5Sadakichi Estate Sues LA Author. - 1958. - 1 newspaper clipping ; 41 x 15 cm.
Article on Sadakichi Hartmann's family's plagiarism suit against Gene Fowler.
Source of supplied title proper: Title taken from article headline.
No accession no.
File 5Jean Charlot, Hawaiian-Speaking Frenchman From Mexico... / A.E.P. Wall. - 28 June 1964. - 1 newspaper clipping ; 57 x 36 cm.
A Sunday Star-Bulletin article on artist Jean Charlot.
Source of supplied title proper: Title taken from article headline.
No accession no.
File 5Art: Definitive Display on Weston. / Hilton Kramer. - 1 Feb. 1975. - 1 newspaper clipping ; 57 x 36 cm.
A New York Times article on the Edward Weston exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art.
Source of supplied title proper: Title taken from article headline.
No accession no.
File 5Tons of material: Stern's papers may go to National Film Archives / Frank Taylor. - 5 Apr. 1978. - 1 newspaper article ; 57 x 36 cm.
An article from the Ottawa Journal discusses a possible repository for the Seymour Stern's papers.
Source of supplied title proper: Title taken from article headline.
No accession no.
File 6 Miscellaneous materials
File 6Exhibition of photographs, Edward Weston, Carmel-by-the-Sea. - 1930. - 1 exhibition flyer ; 14.5 x 28.5 cm.
Announces an exhibition by Edward Weston.
Source of supplied title proper: Title taken from exhibition flyer.
Date of creation: Date taken from exhibition flyer.
Accession no.: P79:063:29:84
File 6Here's where we live - top floor. - [193-?]. - 1 postcard ; 9 x 14 cm.
Postcard shows the Laboratory and Residence of T. Kytka (annotated by Edward Weston?).
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer from inscription on postcard.
Date of creation: Dated by cataloguer.
Accession no.: P79:063:26:16
File 6Postcards of Chinatown. - 1939. - 9 postcards ; 9 x 14 cm.
This booklet of postcards show scenes from San Francisco's Chinatown.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated by Christel Gang.
Accession no.: P79:063:31
File 61944. - [1944]. - 1 envelope ; 16 x 24 cm.
Envelope addressed to Christel Gang.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated as postmarked.
No accession no.
File 6The Daybooks of Edward Weston. - [196?]. - 1 publisher's brochure ; 22 x 9.5 cm.
Brochure advertising the publication of Edward Weston's Daybooks (annotations by Brett Weston?).
Source of supplied title proper: Title taken from brochure.
Date of creation: Dated by cataloguer.
Accession no.: P79:063:30a
File 618 Oct. 1978. - [18 Oct. 1978]. - 1 envelope ; 13 x 18.5 cm.
An envelope addressed to Mrs. Bette Stern from David A. Matlin which contained portraits of Christel Gang.
Source of supplied title proper: Title supplied by cataloguer.
Date of creation: Dated as postmarked.
Accession no: P79:063:36:2-4

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