James W. Ellsworth Collection

Dates: 1880s-1901
Size: 6.5 linear feet
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, 400 S. State St., Chicago, IL 60605
Collection Number: Archives_WCE/JWE
Access: No restrictions
Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: James W. Ellsworth Collection [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections, Chicago Public Library.

Scope and Content

The James W. Ellsworth Collection (WCE/JWE), held in the Chicago Public Library’s Special Collections & Preservation Division, contains a wide variety of records relating to one of the most significant events in Chicago history, the World’s Columbian Exposition (WCE) of 1893. The collection consists primarily of incoming and outgoing correspondence generated by James W. Ellsworth, a member of the WCE Board of Directors. Additionally, the collection includes WCE departmental reports and correspondence and ephemeral items such as tickets, invitations and programs that Ellsworth collected during his involvement with the Exposition. See individual series notes below. Together, these materials document the 1893 World’s Fair from its planning stages in the late 1880’s to its conclusion in 1893, and the subsequent development of the South Parks and the Field Columbian Museum.

James W. Ellsworth, a successful businessman with dealings both in Chicago and New York, was initially reluctant to participate in the development of a World’s Fair in Chicago. After he learned that the planners of the Fair envisioned an international exposition rather than a localized "county fair," Ellsworth directed all his energies toward the successful development of the "Dream City." James Ellsworth’s contributions to the Exposition ranged from working with the nation's railroad companies to raise capital, purchasing the Lorenzo Lotto portrait of Columbus, participating on the WCE Board of Directors and the Committees on Liberal Arts and Music, and securing the loan of great European artwork for display in the Exposition's Palace of Fine Arts (now the Museum of Science and Industry).

Arrangement/Series Description

The collection is arranged into three series: Incoming and Outgoing Correspondence, Departmental Records and Ephemera.

Series 1: Correspondence

Subseries A: Incoming Correspondence, 11 boxes - 6 linear feet

Incoming Correspondence (WCE/JWE Incoming) which makes up the bulk of the James W. Ellsworth Collection, consists of 926 letters. The materials, dating from the planning stages of the Fair in the late 1880’s, to the early 1900’s are arranged alphabetically by correspondent, and are sub-arranged chronologically. Significant correspondents include: Charles Barber and O.C. Bosbyshell from the U.S. Mint Department; architect Daniel H. Burnham; landscape designer Henry Sargent Codman; William Eleroy Curtis; John Van Dyke and Frank Mason, writing about the purchase of the Lorenzo Lotto portrait of Christopher Columbus; financier Lyman Gage; Pennsylvania Railroad President James McCrea; and poet Harriet Monroe. Although the letters in the Incoming Correspondence series relate to all aspects of the Exposition, major topics in the collection include the following: controversies in the Fair’s Bureau of Music; the design and production of the Columbian half dollar; Harriet Monroe’s Columbian Ode; Ellsworth’s travels to Europe on behalf of the Exposition’s Committee on Fine Arts; the development of the Field Columbian Museum; the Lorenzo Lotto portrait of Columbus; the proposed permanent organization of the WCE Board of Directors; and, Ellsworth’s correspondence with the railroad companies to raise capital for the Exposition. This guide includes a subject index to facilitate research. You can jump to correspondents with last name beginning: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, R, S, T, U, V, W, and Y.

Series 1: Correspondence

Subseries B: Outgoing Correspondence, 1 Box - .5 Linear Feet

The Outgoing Correspondence (WCE/JWE Outgoing) in the James W. Ellsworth Collection consists of 85 letters generated by Ellsworth and related to World’s Columbian Exposition activities. The letters are arranged chronologically and date from 1890 to1901. Each letter is annotated and the collection guide includes a name and subject index. Major topics addressed in Ellsworth’s outgoing correspondence include issues related to the design and production of the Columbian half-dollar, Ellsworth’s efforts with the railroad companies to raise funds for the Exposition, a proposed permanent organization of the World’s Fair Board of Directors, and correspondence about Exposition badges, medals and souvenirs. All correspondence in the collection originates from James W. Ellsworth unless otherwise indicated. You can jump to outgoing correspondence from unknown dates, 1890, 1891, 1892, January 1893, February 1893, March 1893, April 1893, May 1893, July 1893, August 1893, September 1893, November 1893, December 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1898, and 1901.

You can also browse indexes to the correspondence by name or subject.

Series 2: Departmental Records

The Departmental Records (WCE/JWE Dept.) in the James W. Ellsworth Collection consist of materials from 22 Exposition departments and divisions. Items in the Departmental Records document the responsibilities and activities of each department through reports, circulars, rules and regulations, information for exhibitors, and other printed materials. Significant materials include information on controversies in the Bureau of Music (a division of the Department of Liberal Arts) and reports and information on 15 divisions within the Department of Works. The Departmental Records are arranged alphabetically according to department, and sub-arranged alphabetically by division.

Series 3: Ephemera

The James W. Ellsworth Ephemera Collection (WCE/JWE Ephemera) consists of materials collected or retained by Ellsworth. These items convey a first-person look at the activities and events that took place during the time of the Fair, as well as document Ellsworth’s varied and continuous commitments as a member of the World’s Columbian Exposition’s Board of Directors. The ephemera is arranged alphabetically by type. Within this, invitations are broken out chronologically.

Container List

Series 1: Correspondence

Subseries A: Incoming Correspondence

ACKERMAN, WILLIAM K., Auditor, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE)

Box 1 Folder 1 William K. Ackerman October 3, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Letter thanking Ellsworth for tickets to the [Mass] Rehearsal.
Box 1 Folder 2 William K. Ackerman May 10, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Acknowledges receipt of Ellsworth's letters to the WCE Treasurer.
Box 1 Folder 3 William K. Ackerman May 16, 1893; typed letter signed to Ferd Peck (Chairman, Finance Committee), WCE, with autographed note from Peck, 2 p. Letter referred to Ellsworth. Refers to the sale of a special stock to the public to raise funds for the Fair.
Box 1 Folder 4 William K. Ackerman May 20, 1893; typed letter signed, with autographed note, 1 p. Ackerman elaborates on the plan to issue "stock certificates" to the public. (See letter of May 16, 1893.)
Box 1 Folder 5 William K. Ackerman May 24, 1893; typed letter signed, with autographed note, 2 p. Lists amount expended for band, orchestra, symphony, and quartet music during May 1893; and notes that the Fair-goers do not seem to be "willing to consume time listening to music, preferring rather to see exhibits."
Box 1 Folder 6 William K. Ackerman May 29, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Request for Ellsworth's signature on a voucher for payment of Lilian Nordica.
Box 1 Folder 7 William K. Ackerman June 1, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Request for Ellsworth's signature on a voucher for payment for Mme. Matema.
Box 1 Folder 8 William K. Ackerman July 8, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Acknowledges receipt of an Ellsworth letter.
Box 1 Folder 9 William K. Ackerman August 21, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Request for Ellsworth's signature on vouchers totaling $4050 from the Bureau of Music. Ackerman refers to the resolution by the WCE to prohibit payment for liquor and states that special justification will be needed for such invoices.
Box 1 Folder 10 William K. Ackerman October 7, 1893; typed letter signed, with list, 2 p. Encloses statement showing the total musical costs of the Exposition (to September 30, 1893).
      See Also: Ellsworth Departmental Records: Auditor's Department

ADAMS, CHARLES KENDALL, President, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

Box 1 Folder 11 Charles Kendall Adams February 5, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Refers to the Lorenzo Lotto portrait of Columbus, and congratulates Ellsworth on "processing it" [as the image to be used on a Columbian half dollar].
Box 1 Folder 12 Charles Kendall Adams February 9, 1892; typed letter signed, 2 p. Adams acknowledges receipt of Ellsworth's note, and reports he was able to view the Lotto portrait of Columbus. He writes that it is as "successful as any of the [other portraits] in depicting the characteristics of the Admiral."

ADAMS, J. McGREGOR, The Adams and Westlake Company

Box 1 Folder 13 J. McGregor Adams May 6, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Letter thanking Ellsworth for giving his New York visitors the opportunity to see the fairgrounds. Reports that they were "amazed at what you had done."
Box 1 Folder 14 J. McGregor Adams September 5, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Regrets he was out of town and could not respond to Ellsworth's dinner invitation.

ADAMS, MILWARD, Manager, The Auditorium; Manager, Dedication Ceremonies, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE)

Box 1 Folder 15 Milward Adams December 14, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Letter thanking Ellsworth for returning his Fair badge.

ADLER, ALVIN, Acting Secretary, U.S. Department of State

Box 1 Folder 16 Alvin Adler July 17, 1893; letter, signed, 1 p. Letter requesting the diplomatic and consular officers of the United States extend official courtesies to Ellsworth, who is traveling to Europe as representative of the Art & Foreign Exhibits Committee of the Exposition.

ADLER, CYRUS, Curator, Department of Historical Archaeology, Smithsonian Institution; U.S. Commissioner to North Africa and Turkey, WCE

Box 1 Folder 17 Cyrus Adler October 29, 1890; typed letter signed, with autographed note, 7 p. Refers to the WCE exhibits on Classical Archaeology and India and suggests several experts in the field of Classical Archaeology, who could assist the exhibitors.
Box 1 Folder 18 Cyrus Adler April 13, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Letter suggesting Ellsworth meet with Halford MacKinder, a geographer from the University of Oxford, during MacKinder's trip to Chicago.
Box 1 Folder 19 Cyrus Adler November 11, 1892, autographed letter signed, 1 p. Letter of thanks for information on Columbus monuments.

ALDIS, OWEN, President, Central Safety Deposit Box Company; Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors

Box 1 Folder 20 Owen Aldis Undated, autographed letter signed, 1 p. Regrets he cannot accept an Ellsworth invitation.

ARMOUR, PHILIP D., President, Armour & Company

Box 1 Folder 21 Philip D. Armour September 2, [no year]; autographed letter, 1 p. Accepting a dinner invitation.

ARNOLD, CHARLES DUDLEY, Official Photographer, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE); Chief, Department of Photography, Office of the Director of Works, WCE

Box 1 Folder 22 Charles Dudley Arnold September 5, 1896; autographed letter signed, with typed list agreement of July 28, 1896, 2 p. Encloses copy of agreement between Arnold and McKim, Meade & White engaging Arnold to photograph architectural objects in Europe, and to provide prints to the people listed.

BAINES, W.H.

Box 1 Folder 23 W.H. Baines April 25, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Regrets he cannot attend the Fair's Opening Ceremonies on May 1st.

BAKER, ASHER CARTER, U.S. Commissioner to Mexico, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE); Superintendent, Marine Division, Department of Transportation, WCE

Box 1 Folder 24 Asher Carter Baker August 3, 1893; typed letter signed 1 p. Acknowledges receipt of an admission card to Ellsworth's house.

BAKER, WILLIAM T., Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors; Chairman, Committee on Foreign Exhibits, WCE; Member, Committee on Liberal Arts, WCE; Chairman, General Division of Boards Trade, Department of Commerce and Finance, World's Congress Auxiliary (WCX)

Box 1 Folder 25 William T. Baker Undated; autographed letter, 1 p. Letter inviting Ellsworth to meet Alexander Dobrinizky, Commissioner General of Russia.
Box 1 Folder 26 William T. Baker May 28, 1890; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Announcing a meeting of the Committee on Foreign Exhibits.
Box 1 Folder 27 William T. Baker November 19, 1894; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Baker writes to support creation of a permanent organization of the World's Fair Directors, and seconds the nomination of Lyman Gage as President.

BARBER, CHARLES E., Engraver, Engraving Department, U.S. Mint at Philadelphia

Box 1 Folder 28 Charles E. Barber September 29, 1892; autographed letter signed, 2 p. Reports on meetings he attended in Washington D.C. on the development of a Columbian half dollar. Barber reports the Director [of the Mint] has given him full permission to use the Lorenzo Lotto image of Columbus (from the painting), the Caravel, and the Globes as designs for the coins. Barber requests that the WCE Board of Directors draft a letter stating their approval of the designs.
Box 1 Folder 29 Charles E. Barber September 30, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Requests a profile view of the Columbus Caravel (Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria) so that he can produce a coin with more detail.
Box 1 Folder 30 Charles E. Barber October 11, 1892; autographed letter signed, 2 p. Refers to the design of the Columbian coin. Writes that when fair-goers see the reproduction of the Santa Maria ship at the Exposition, they will be able to judge its excellent representation on the coin.
Box 1 Folder 31 Charles E. Barber October 17, 1892; autographed letter signed, 3 p. Barber regrets he will not be able to attend the Fair's Dedicatory Ceremonies. Reports he has been in contact with John Thatcher, Chairman of the WCE Committee on Awards, about a design for an awards medal. Barber also reports that Colonel Bosbyshell (Superintendent of the Mint) and Edward O. Leech (Director of the Mint) will be in Chicago and suggests that Ellsworth meet with them to discuss the coin.
Box 1 Folder 32 Charles E. Barber October 20, 1892; Western Union Telegram, 1 p. Reports Colonel Bosbyshell is at the Mint's Pennsylvania headquarters with the Governor's staff; Director Leech's whereabouts are unknown.
Box 1 Folder 33 Charles E. Barber October 31, 1892; autographed letter signed, 2 p. Reports he has furnished Colonel Bosbyshell with two impressions of the coin, and although it is not entirely complete, it gives a good example of what the coin will look like. Reports Colonel Bosbyshell was charmed by the Fair buildings.
Box 1 Folder 34 Charles E. Barber November 10, 1892; autographed letter signed with card, 1 p. Barber reports he is pleased Ellsworth approves of the coin impression. Informs him hopes the dies for the coin will be ready when Ellsworth visits Philadelphia so that he can see production of the first coin. Includes a note card with the name of W.S. Steel, Coiner, U.S. Mint.
Box 1 Folder 35 Charles E. Barber November 16, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Barber reports he is pleased Ellsworth finds his work satisfactory, and that he has made plans to commence coining the Columbian currency on Ellsworth's arrival at Philadelphia so he "shall see the first coin drop from the press."
Box 1 Folder 36 Charles E. Barber December 22, 1892; autographed letter signed, 5 p. Reports receipt of newspaper articles critical of the Columbian coins, and comments on the complaints that the images on the coin are not sharp enough. Barber states that this is customary procedure in the minting of coins; they will wear better with duller images.
Box 1 Folder 37 Charles E. Barber January 17, 1893; autographed letter signed, 2 p. Forwards a clipping from the Philadelphia Times. Expresses surprise that the dedication medal was designed by Charles Turner and not Olin Warner, and requests a copy of the medal, if possible. Barber thanks Ellsworth and the WCE for presenting him with a coin.
Box 1 Folder 38 Charles E. Barber January 21, 1893; autographed letter signed, 2 p. Barber writes in regard to WCE President Harlow Higginbotham’s interception of the 100 "special issue" coins slated for Ellsworth. Reports that Colonel Bosbyshell has sent a letter to Higinbotham requesting he return the coins to Ellsworth.
Box 1 Folder 39 Charles E. Barber January 24, 1893; autographed letter signed, 2 p. Refers to Charles Turner's comments about the Columbian coins, and comments that criticism is not unusual at the appearance of a new coin.
Box 1 Folder 40 Charles E. Barber June 23, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Forwards models of the casts of the obverse and reverse of the Columbian quarter dollar to Ellsworth.
      [See also: Ellsworth Incoming Correspondence: Bosbyshell, O.C.]

BARRETT, JOHN PATRICK, Superintendent, Fire Alarm Telegraph Company; Chief, Department of Electricity, World's Columbian Commission (WCC)

Box 1 Folder 41 John Patrick Barrett October 11, 1892; form letter signed, 1 p. Form letter enclosing the layout of the floor of the Electricity Building and requesting changes and comments in the suitability of the space.

BARRINGTON, CHARLES V., Acting Auditor, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE)

Box 1 Folder 42 Charles V. Barrington June 20, 1894; typed letter signed, with list and annotations, 3 p. Forwards list of Exposition employees and salaries, as of June 15, 1894.

BARROWS, JOHN HENRY (REVEREND), Presbyterian Minister; General Chairman, Department of Religion, World's Congress Auxiliary, WCX; Chairman, Presbyterian Division, Department of Religion, WCX

Box 1 Folder 43 John Henry Barrows September 5, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Acknowledges receipt of $500 for the Parliament Fund in conjunction with the WCX, Parliament of Religions. Informs Ellsworth he will receive an invitation to a reception for the foreign delegates of the Parliament of Religions.

BARTLETT, E.B, Secretary, The World's Fair Steamship Company

Box 1 Folder 44 E.B. Bartlett July 22, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Forwards Ellsworth a steamboat pass for the 1892 season.

BECK, J.W., Superintendent of Fine Arts, Royal Commission to the Chicago Exhibition, Great Britain

Box 1 Folder 45 J.W. Beck May 10, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Letter accepting an Ellsworth invitation.

BERTOLETTE, D.N., Dr., Surgeon, Attaché, U.S. Navy; Commissioner to Uruguay and Paraguay, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE)

Box 1 Folder 46 Dr. D.N. Bertolette July 15, [no year]; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Bertolette accepts Ellsworth's invitation to hear Spanish harpist, Esmeralda Cervantes.

BILLINGS, CORNELIUS K.G., President, People's Gas, Light & Coke Company; Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors; Member, Committee on Electricity, Electrical and Pneumatical Appliances, WCE

Box 1 Folder 47 Cornelius K.G. Billings November 13, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Writes in support of the creation of a permanent organization of World's Fair Directors. Recommends James Scott as the next President.

BLACK, WILLIAM P., Attorney, Dent & Black (defended the Haymarket Anarchists)

Box 1 Folder 48 William P. Black June 24, 1879; typed letter signed, 1 p. Refers to the transfer of a Board of Trade Certificate from Miner T. Ames, a former business associate, to Ellsworth. Black suggests Ellsworth is hesitant about the transfer due to the lawsuit pending between Ellsworth, Ames & Webber. Black requests that Ellsworth ultimately authorize the transfer.
      [See also: Ellsworth Ephemera: Brief and Argument for Appellant, James W. Ellsworth vs. Miner T. Ames, March 1887]

BLACKMAR, PAUL, Superintendent, Department of Collections, Bureau of Admissions and Collections, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE)

Box 1 Folder 49 Paul Blackmar May 29, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Reports on lighting failures at the Kilauea exhibit and the German Village on the Midway Plaisance. Blackmar requests that individual concessionaires make arrangements for their own lighting so that business, i.e., revenue, will not be interrupted.

BLACKSTONE, TIMOTHY B., President, Chicago & Alton Rail Road Company

Box 1 Folder 50 Timothy B. Blackstone February 6, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Reports that the Chicago & Alton will subscribe to $6,000 of the Exposition's 6% Debenture Bonds.
Box 1 Folder 51 Timothy B. Blackstone August 29, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Accepting an Ellsworth invitation.
Box 1 Folder 52 Timothy B. Blackstone September 29, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Letter of congratulations on Ellsworth's "successful management of the Exposition."

BLAINE, JAMES G., U.S. Secretary of State under Benjamin Harrison

Box 1 Folder 53 James G. Blaine November 1890; typed letter signed (with draft) to Samuel R. Thayer, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States of America, The Hague, Holland, 4 p. Letter announcing the WCC secured the loan of certain paintings from the museums of The Hague and Amsterdam, and explaining the safety precautions planned for the transport of the artwork.
Box 1 Folder 54 James G. Blaine November 11, 1890; typed form letter signed, with autographed draft letter, 2 p. Letter of introduction for Ellsworth who will travel to Europe on behalf of the WCE Committee of Fine Arts.
Box 1 Folder 55 James G. Blaine June 2, 1892; letter signed, 1 p. Ellsworth's letter of introduction to the Diplomatic and Consular Officers of the U.S.

BLASHFIELD. EDWIN H., Artist, worked in the Manufacturers & Liberal Arts Building

Box 1 Folder 56 Edwin H. Blashfield Undated, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Accepting an Ellsworth invitation.
Box 1 Folder 57 Edwin H. Blashfield September 2, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Accepting an Ellsworth invitation.

BODE, WILHELM VON, General Director, Royal Museums, Prussia

Box 1 Folder 58 Wilhelm Von Bode September 20, [no year]; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Accepting an Ellsworth invitation.

BORNER, WILLIAM, General Western Freight Agent, Pennsylvania Rail Road Company; Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors

Box 1 Folder 59 William Borner November 21, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Writes in support of establishing a permanent organization of World's Fair Directors.

BOSBYSHELL, O.C., Superintendent, Mint of the United States at Philadelphia

Box 1 Folder 60 O.C. Bosbyshell October 28, 1892; typed letter signed, 3 p. Bosbyshell reports presses suitable for striking coins or medals will be present at the Mint's exhibition at the Fair. Suggests that the Fair could make extra revenue by manufacturing medals or souvenirs from the presses and selling them. Bosbyshell thanks Ellsworth for his hospitality during his visit to Chicago.
Box 1 Folder 61 O.C. Bosbyshell October 31, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Bosbyshell encloses cardboard impressions of the Columbian half dollar and reports he will send Ellsworth a plaster cast of the Columbus profile to be used on the coin. Requests that the impressions do not leave Ellsworth's possession, and that no facsimile be made of them.
Box 1 Folder 62 O.C. Bosbyshell November 15, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Acknowledges receipt of photos on behalf of Charles Barber, Engraver at the Mint.
Box 1 Folder 63 O.C. Bosbyshell December 7, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Acknowledges receipt of Ellsworth's correspondence. Reports he has contacted the Scoville Manufacturing Company in regard to the souvenirs the Mint may produce at their exhibit at the Fair.
Box 1 Folder 64 O.C. Bosbyshell December 9, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Bosbyshell reports he will send "special pieces" (100 proof coins for Ellsworth) with the first shipment of the Columbian half dollars.
Box 1 Folder 65 O.C. Bosbyshell December 12, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Forwards information from the Scoville Manufacturing Company regarding souvenirs/medals for the Mint exhibit at the Fair.
Box 1 Folder 66 O.C. Bosbyshell January 21, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Bosbyshell reports he has received Ellsworth's correspondence regarding the 100 proof coins (the "special pieces" mentioned in the letter of 12/9/92) reserved for Ellsworth, and intercepted by WCE President Harlow Higinbotham. Bosbyshell states Higinbotham wrote him regarding the distribution and control of these coins, and that he referred Higinbotham on this matter to Ellsworth. Bosbyshell reports he will write a letter in support of Ellsworth to Higinbotham if necessary.
Box 1 Folder 67 O.C. Bosbyshell March 9, 1893; autographed letter signed, 3 p. Bosbyshell regrets Ellsworth was not in Chicago during his visit, and reports he is sending 15 Columbian half dollars, as requested by Ellsworth. Bosbyshell relays preliminary arrangements for the Mint Exhibit in the Government Building at the Fair. Bosbyshell also refers to a conversation with Harlow Higinbotham regarding Columbian coins #2-101. Bosbyshell writes that he explained to Higinbotham that these first coins were reserved "so whoever got them would feel an especial pleasure in having a certain designater."
Box 1 Folder 68 O.C. Bosbyshell March 13, 1893; autographed letter signed, 4 p. Reports on several issues in regard to the Columbian coins. Bosbyshell regrets that he did not see Ellsworth on his trip to Chicago, but reports that he has made all preliminary arrangements for the Mint Exhibit at the Fair. Bosbyshell thanks Ellsworth for his offer of assistance in being retained as Superintendent of the Mint. He reports that partisan politics is involved (e.g. he was appointed by a Republican President, and Cleveland, a Democrat is now in the White House).
Box 1 Folder 69 O.C. Bosbyshell May 9, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Encloses a medal from the Mint Exhibit. Reports he will be at the "Philadelphia" in Chicago for two weeks in June.
Box 1 Folder 70 O.C. Bosbyshell June 23, 1893; autographed letter signed, 2 p. Reports Charles Butler, Engraver, made the plaster casts of the Columbian quarter dollar, which Bosbyshell is shipping to Ellsworth.
Box 1 Folder 71 O.C. Bosbyshell November 3, 1893; autographed letter signed, 2 p. Refers to unsold Columbian half dollars. Bosbyshell inquires whether they will be recoined as regular half dollars or sold. Bosbyshell also writes that he hopes the "pleasant relations established at the commencement of the Great Fair" will not dim at its end. Reports he is still at the Mint, but "some little stir is being made just at this time, so any help put forth right now will tell with greater force..."
Box 1 Folder 72 O.C. Bosbyshell November 13, 1893; typed letter (copy), 1 p. Refers to the recoinage of three million unsold Columbian half dollars and wishes to meet with Ellsworth.
      [See also: Ellsworth Incoming Correspondence: Barber, Charles]

BOWDOIN, GEORGE S., Drexel, Morgan & Company, New York (associate of J.P. Morgan)

Box 1 Folder 73 George S. Bowdoin April 22, 1893; letter signed, 1 p. Declines an Ellsworth invitation, yet reminds Ellsworth he will arrive in Chicago on [June] 15th and requests "all the advantages...in way of the Exhibition."
Box 1 Folder 74 George S. Bowdoin October 5, 1893; letter signed, 1 p. Regrets he cannot attend the banquet in honor of the World's Columbian Exposition Commissioners.
Box 1 Folder 75 George S. Bowdoin December 5, 1893; letter signed, 1 p. Invites Ellsworth to New York to meet the "Corsair Club" (business men affiliated with Bowdoin).

BOWLER, R.B., United States Comptroller

Box 1 Folder 76 R.B. Bowler Undated; typed letter (copy) to the Honorable Secretary of the Treasury, 2 p. Refers to the recoining of the unsold Columbian half dollars. Bowler states it is not appropriate for the cost of recoinage to be paid from the "Expenses, Committee on Awards - World's Columbian Commission" account.

BOYLE, JOHN J., Sculptor, worked on the exterior of the Transportation Building and the Pennsylvania State Building

Box 1 Folder 77 John J. Boyle September [?], [1893]; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Accepting an Ellsworth invitation.

BROWNE, FRANCIS F., Editor, The Dial; Chairman, General Division of Authors and Imaginative Literature, World's Congress Auxiliary

Box 2 Folder 1 Francis F. Browne March 17, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Refers to Harriet Monroe's Columbian Ode.
Box 2 Folder 2 Francis F. Browne September 21, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Apologizes for the delay in sending Ellsworth a copy of the [Columbian] Ode, along with comments on points raised by Ellsworth.

BROWN GOODE, GEORGE, Assistant Secretary, U.S. National Museum, Smithsonian Institution

Box 2 Folder 3 George Brown Goode November 23, 1893; autographed letter signed, 4 p. Addresses, confidentially, several matters with Ellsworth. Browne-Goode discusses the growth of the U.S. National Museum in Washington. He reports, however, he would be willing to relocate to Chicago, depending on the development of the Field Columbian Museum as a great scientific and cultural center. Browne-Goode also outlines the duties the director of a major museum would have.

BRUWAERT, EDMOND, Consular General of France; Member, French Commission to the World's Columbian Exposition

Box 2 Folder 4 Edmond Bruwaert September 1, 1894; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Bruwaert writes regarding payment of French claims ($11,000) for losses incurred by the French government and exhibitors in the fire at the Manufacturers and Liberal Arts Building, July 8, 1894. Bruwaert reports the French attempted to have the [U.S.] national government pay the "debt of honor," but failed; and, that he must now convince the French government of Ellsworth's (and the WCE Board of Directors) reliability.
Box 2 Folder 5 Edmond Bruwaert July 11, 1895; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Acknowledges receipt of Ellsworth's correspondence regarding the French claims for damages incurred in the Fire at the Manufacturers and Liberal Arts Building. Bruwaert thanks Ellsworth for his assistance in bringing about an equitable settlement.
Box 2 Folder 6 Edmond Bruwaert November 12, 1897; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Refers to the decision by the court [to have the WCE pay for damages resulting from the fire at Jackson Park]. Bruwaert expresses this decision was "morally correct" and that Ellsworth's "sympathy was with [the French]."

BRYAN, THOMAS, Attorney, lobbied for the selection of Chicago as World's Fair site; Member, Board of Directors, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE); Member, Committee on Fine Arts, WCE; Member, Committee on Ceremonies, WCE; Member, Committee on Foreign Exhibits, WCE; Commissioner at Large, World's Columbian Commission (WCC); Vice President, World's Congress Auxiliary (WCX); Chairman, General Division of Arbitration and Peace, Department of Government, WCX

Box 2 Folder 7 Thomas Bryan July 12, 1890; autographed letter signed, 2 p. Requests amendments to the Federal Act to create the WCC. Suggests appointing a Commissioner-General, an Executive Committee, and a Sub-Executive Committee that would act as unifying links among the branches of the World's Fair organization.
Box 2 Folder 8 Thomas Bryan November 10, 1894; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Bryan writes in support of the creation of a permanent organization of World's Fair Directors.
Box 2 Folder 9 Thomas Bryan March 30, 1895; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Letter accepting Ellsworth's invitation to a meeting to discuss the above organization.

BUCHANAN, WILLIAM INSCO, Chief, Department of Agriculture, World's Columbian Commission (WCC); Acting Chief, Departments of Livestock and Forestry, WCC; Commissioner from Iowa, WCC

Box 2 Folder 10 William Insco Buchanan October 18, 1893; typed letter signed, 3 p. Refers to the development of a market for the surplus products of U.S. factories in Central and South American countries, and the placement of businessmen in diplomatic positions there. Buchanan reports there is movement for President Cleveland to appoint him Minister to Argentina. Buchanan also reports on his interest in expanding trade and business opportunities in the region. Requests Ellsworth send letters of support for Buchanan's appointment as Minister to President Cleveland.
Box 2 Folder 11 William Insco Buchanan November 10, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Buchanan acknowledges receipt of Ellsworth's telegram regarding "Hunter's Cabin." Buchanan reports he will give Ellsworth the necessary permits to remove it from the Fair grounds.
Box 2 Folder 12 William Insco Buchanan November 13, 1893; typed letter signed with copy of letter to Theodore Roosevelt, 2 p. Refers to the acquisition/retention of "Hunter's Cabin" by the WCE. Reports Ellsworth can presently use Roosevelt's letter as a permit to retain possession of the cabin. Correspondence to Theodore Roosevelt states that no other organization will take more interest in the cabin and will appreciate its association with the Fair more than Ellsworth.
Box 2 Folder 13 William Insco Buchanan March 15, 1895; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Buchanan, writing from the Legation of the United States, Buenos Aires, acknowledges receipt of Ellsworth's note and thanks him for his hospitality. Refers to the sale of [George] Inness artwork in New York and inquires whether Ellsworth has added any Inness works to his "excellent collection." Buchanan describes life in Argentina and reports he is having some small successes in his business there. He further refers to the Nicaraguan Canal, of which he is a "great believer."
Box 2 Folder 14 William Insco Buchanan September 10, 1896; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Personal to Ellsworth. Reports he is sending a detailed report on the financial system of Argentina to the State Department and explains his theories about its monetary system, especially gold.
Box 2 Folder 15 William Insco Buchanan November 26, 1896; note signed, 1 p. Buchanan encloses a clipping from the Herald regarding his services in Buenos Aires.

BUGBEE, F.E., Acting Treasurer, U.S. Treasury Department

Box 2 Folder 16 F.E. Bugbee October 6, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Reports receipt of an Ellsworth check in the amount of $40,398.80 for recoinage of 2,500,000 Columbian half dollars.

BULLOCK, AUGUSTUS G., President, State Mutual Life Assurance Company; Commissioner at Large, World's Columbian Commission (WCC); Chairman, Committee on Fine Arts, WCC

Box 2 Folder 17 Augustus G. Bullock September 25, 1890; typed letter signed, 1 p. Bullock agrees to hold a meeting for the WCE Committee on Fine Arts; and, refers to the site of the Art Building.
Box 2 Folder 18 Augustus G. Bullock September 30, 1890; typed letter signed, 2 p. Refers to the appointment of a Manager of the Fine Arts Department. Reports Sarah Hallowell has been endorsed by several members of the Committee and requests Ellsworth's recommendation.
Box 2 Folder 19 Augustus G. Bullock October 23, 1890; typed letter signed (with typed copy) from Bullock and Charles Hutchinson, Chairmen of the Committee on Fine Arts, WCC, 2 p. Requests Ellsworth's assistance in acquiring the loan of certain artwork from the government of The Netherlands.
Box 2 Folder 20 Augustus G. Bullock January 21, 1891; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Acknowledges receipt of Ellsworth’s letter. Refers to Sylvester Koehler, who has been recommended as manager of the Fine Arts Department. Bullock reports on opinions that Kochler is not capable of heading the Department, and that Francis Millet has been suggested as a better alternative.

BURNHAM, DANIEL H., Director of Works/Chief of Construction, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE); Chairman, General Division of Architecture, Department of Art, World's Congress Auxiliary (WCE)

Box 2 Folder 21 Daniel H. Burnham February 24, [no year]; letter, 1 p. Refers to the status of sculptor Augustus St. Gaudens' statue.
Box 2 Folder 22 Daniel H. Burnham September 2, [no year]; letter, 1 p. Accepting an Ellsworth invitation.
Box 2 Folder 23 Daniel H. Burnham February 13, 1891; typed letter signed (with typed letter signed from A. Gottlieb, Consulting Engineer), 5 p. Cost estimate to construct the Lake Front and Jackson Park branches of the Fair. Burnham explains much of the cost can be deferred to different city departments and businesses. Total cost to construct the Fair is estimated at $10,874,140. Correspondence from Gottlieb estimates the cost of rail structures (elevated and ground level) for the Fair.
Box 2 Folder 24 Daniel H. Burnham March 5, 1892; autographed letter signed, with annotated list of the order for the Dedicatory Ceremonies, 2 p. Refers to the location in the program of the Dedicatory Ceremonies for the "designers of the Fair."
Box 2 Folder 25 Daniel H. Burnham April 7, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Letter referring to several matters, including a meeting with Theodore Thomas (Director of the Bureau of Music), a proposed luncheon, and rail tracks at the Fair.
Box 2 Folder 26 Daniel H. Burnham May 9, 1893; autographed letter signed, 2 p. Burnham refers to the matter of presenting Fair badges to the Exposition architects, which does not have the support of Exposition President Higinbotham.
Box 2 Folder 27 Daniel H. Burnham May 10, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Burnham requests to acquire or purchase 25 of the remaining Exposition badges.
Box 2 Folder 28 Daniel H. Burnham May 20, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Letter requesting badges for the 10 Fair architects, and sculptors Frederick MacMonnies and Augustus St. Gaudens.
Box 2 Folder 29 Daniel H. Burnham May 21, 1893; autographed note signed, with autographed reply from Ellsworth, 1 p. Letter of admittance to the Fair for a Burnham guest.
Box 2 Folder 30 Daniel H. Burnham June 13, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Suggests, at the recommendation of Lyman Gage, that Phillip Martiny, of New York, design the Columbian coin.
Box 2 Folder 31 Daniel H. Burnham July 1, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Letter refers to a souvenir gift (cigarette case) Burnham wishes to present to Polish pianist and statesman, Ignace Paderewski.
Box 2 Folder 32 Daniel H. Burnham July 17, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Burnham refers to the souvenir cigarette case (with inlaid Fair badge) for Paderewski.
Box 2 Folder 33 Daniel H. Burnham September 25, 1893; typed letter signed, 2 p. Encloses invitation list for the Chicago Day banquet from the Department of Works.
Box 2 Folder 34 Daniel H. Burnham September 28, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Requests Ellsworth to add three names to those invited to a dinner on Chicago Day.
Box 2 Folder 35 Daniel H. Burnham September 28, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Inquires whether the artists, architects and painters of the Fair have been invited to the Closing Ceremonies. Writes that there would then be "such a meeting of artists in one room at that time as has never been known before and as probably will never be again."
Box 2 Folder 36 Daniel H. Burnham October 30, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Request for 12 bronze badges.
Box 2 Folder 37 Daniel H. Burnham November 18, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Request for information from Ellsworth for a report.
Box 2 Folder 38 Daniel H. Burnham August 20, 1896; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Burnham informs Ellsworth that C.D. Arnold will travel to Europe to photograph architectural subjects, and inquires if Ellsworth would like a set of the prints.
Box 2 Folder 39 Daniel H. Burnham October 12, 1896; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Requests Ellsworth to send a list of people he wishes to receive the "Lake Shore Drive Plan."
      [See also: Ellsworth Departmental Records: Department of Works]

BUTLER, EDWARD B., Butler Brothers Department Store; Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors; Chairman, Committee on Ways & Means, World's Columbian Exposition, WCE Chairman, Bureau of Admissions and Collections, WCE

Box 2 Folder 40 Edward B. Butler November 13, 1894; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Writes in support of the creation of a permanent organization of World's Fair directors, to meet annually on May 1st, the anniversary of the Opening Ceremonies of the Exposition.

BUTTERWORTH, BENJAMIN, U.S. Congressman, U.S. Commissioner of Patents; Secretary, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE); General Chairman, Department of Agriculture, World's Congress Auxiliary (WCX)

Box 2 Folder 41 Benjamin Butterworth Undated; telegram, 1 p. Requests Ellsworth to come immediately to Chicago.
Box 2 Folder 42 Benjamin Butterworth July 1, [1890]; telegram to W.H. Howe, 3 p. Refers to Butterworth's speech denouncing violent coercion on the part of labor organizations. Butterworth defends himself on behalf of the "freedom manhood and independence of the laborer."
Box 2 Folder 43 Benjamin Butterworth July 2, [1890]; telegram to Ellsworth c/o W.H. Howe, 4 p. Butterworth defends his statements regarding labor organization and reports he has received over 400 letters from workmen of all trades and the Knights of Labor commending his speech. Reports those who are against him are "instrumental in looting the public treasy [treasury]," and that danger to the Fair would come from these factions.
Box 2 Folder 44 Benjamin Butterworth July 11, 1890; typed letter signed, 2 p. Butterworth refers to his possible appointment as Secretary of the Executive Committee of the WCE. Reports that there may be difficulty separating the national (World's Columbian Commission) and local (World's Columbian Exposition) Fair boards.
Box 2 Folder 45 Benjamin Butterworth July 12, 1890; telegram, 1 p. Acknowledges receipt of Ellsworth's telegram.
Box 2 Folder 46 Benjamin Butterworth July 12, 1890; typed letter signed, 2 p. Agrees with Ellsworth that the West (beyond the Alleghenies) should show "what a power she is, the vastness of her resources, the ability and energy of her citizens and the opportunities that wait..." Butterworth reports he has received word that he was elected Secretary of the WCE, and that he wishes to set up a conference as soon as possible.
Box 2 Folder 47 Benjamin Butterworth July 26, 1890; autographed letter signed to Mr. New, 1 p. Letter of introduction for Ellsworth, who is visiting Europe on behalf of the Exposition. Butterworth requests that New assist Ellsworth.
Box 2 Folder 48 Benjamin Butterworth July 26, 1890; autographed letter signed to Charles Tupper, 1 p. Letter of introduction for Ellsworth who is visiting Europe on behalf of the Exposition. Requests that Tupper assist Ellsworth with suggestions and other help. Letter also reports that Ellsworth is representing the WCE Committee on Fine Arts and wishes to meet prominent patrons of the arts in the countries he will visit.
Box 2 Folder 49 Benjamin Butterworth August 4, 1890; autographed letter signed, 2 p. Letter begins: "It is as hot here as it ought to be in the realms where eternal punishment is meted out to sinners." Refers to the bonds issued by the South Park Commissioners, a meeting regarding the site (Jackson Park) of the Fair, and the limitations to be placed on the site. Butterworth nominates James Allison or George R. Davis as candidates for Director-General for the Exposition.
Box 2 Folder 50 Benjamin Butterworth November 14, 1890; typed letter signed with autographed note, 1 p. Reports a committee has been formed (composed of Ellsworth, Butterworth, Cyrus McCormick, and Edward Turner Jeffrey), in conjunction with the National Commission, to determine whether awards should be granted at the Exposition.
Box 2 Folder 51 Benjamin Butterworth March 4, 1892; typed letter signed, 2 p. Letter referring to several matters: Butterworth reports he viewed the Spectatorium; and discussed the WCE Board of Directors with George Pullman and Marshall Field.
Box 2 Folder 52 Benjamin Butterworth April 12, 1892; typed letter signed, 2 p. Butterworth reports he arrived home and is happy to be "freed from the toil and turmoil that constantly beset [him]." Reports on several issues in regard to the rail lines for the Fair.
Box 2 Folder 53 Benjamin Butterworth November 19, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Butterworth writes to support establishing a permanent organization of World's Fair directors.
      [See also: Ellsworth Departmental Records: World's Columbian Exposition, Secretary's Office]

C----------, JOHN

Box 2 Folder 54 John C----- Undated; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Accepting an Ellsworth invitation.

CABLE, R.R., President, Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway Company

Box 2 Folder 55 R.R. Cable October 19, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Regrets he is unable to attend the Fair's Dedicatory Ceremonies in October, 1892.
Box 2 Folder 56 R.R. Cable September 29, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Congratulates Ellsworth and the members of the WCE Board of Directors on the liquidation of the Exposition [6% Debenture] Bonds.

CALDWELL, D.W., President, The New York, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad Company

Box 2 Folder 57 D.W. Caldwell June 10, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Reports the railroad company will try to encourage travel to Chicago, but that they are unable to increase train service due to the scarcity of rail cars.

CAMP, ISAAC N., Estey & Camp Pianos and Organs; Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors; Member, Committee on Agriculture, WCE; Member, Committee on Liberal Arts, WCE

Box 2 Folder 58 Isaac N. Camp November 10, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Camp reports in favor of the creation of a permanent organization of Fair directors.
Box 2 Folder 59 Isaac N. Camp April 2, 1895; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Camp regrets he cannot attend a meeting regarding the above organization.

CAMPBELL, JAMES B., Editor, World's Columbian Exposition Illustrator

Box 2 Folder 60 James B. Campbell January 16, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Requests Ellsworth to send a photograph and short biographical sketch for a publication on the history of the Exposition.

CAMPBELL, R.B., General-Superintendent, B&O Railroad Company, Trans Ohio Company

Box 2 Folder 61 R.B. Campbell October 17, 1893; letter signed, with note from G. Richardson. Campbell thanks Ellsworth for sending him a Chicago Day souvenir badge. Richardson thanks Ellsworth for "his kindness in remembering [him]."

CARLISLE, WILLIAM K., Attorney, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE)

Box 2 Folder 62 William K. Carlisle Undated; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Reports the remaining $350,000 of the 4 million dollars worth of Exposition bonds must be sold before they commence with subscriptions to the 5th million.

CARYL, G.W., Grand Pacific Hotel

Box 2 Folder 63 G.W. Caryl November 14, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Caryl invites Ellsworth to attend a meeting regarding the preservation the Exposition buildings.

CHALMERS, WILLIAM J., President, Fraser & Chalmers Company (mining machinery); Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors; Member, Way & Mean Committee, WCE; Member, Committee on Mines, Mining & Fish, WCE

Box 2 Folder 64 William J. Chalmers Undated, [1895]; letter, 1 p. Letter accepting Ellsworth's invitation [to a meeting regarding the permanent organization of the WCE Board of Directors].
Box 2 Folder 65 William J. Chalmers Undated; letter, 1 p. Regrets he cannot accept an Ellsworth invitation.

CHANDLER, ALBERT B., President, Postal Telegraph-Cable Company

Box 2 Folder 66 Albert B. Chandler January 18, 1892; typed letter signed with autographed note, 1 p. Chandler forwards Ellsworth proxies for the Commercial Cable Company and the Postal Company designating Ellsworth as their representative for the Fair.

CHAPPELL, CHARLES H., Vice President and General Manager, Chicago & Alton Rail Road Company; Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors; Member, Committee on Transportation, WCE

Box 2 Folder 67 Charles H. Chappell November 12, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Chappell reports in favor of the creation of a permanent organization of World's Fair directors, which should also include the ex-directors.
Box 2 Folder 68 Charles H. Chappell March 30, 1895; autographed letter, 1 p. Chappell accepts Ellsworth invitation to meet on April 4th regarding the above organization.
Box 2 Folder 69 Charles H. Chappell April 4, 1895; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Regrets illness will prevent him from attending the meeting; however, Chappell reaffirms his support of the organization of Fair directors so that the "pleasant association so agreeably commenced during the construction and operation of the World's Columbian Exposition" can be continued.

CHATFIELD-TAYLOR, HOBERT C., Writer; Member, Spanish Commission to the World's Columbian Exposition

Box 2 Folder 70 Hobart C. Taylor-Chatfield Undated; typed letter signed, with copy, 1 p. Refers to the visit of the Infanta Eulalia of Spain to the Exposition.
Box 2 Folder 71 Hobart C. Taylor-Chatfield Undated, autographed letter signed, 1 p. Requests 2 free tickets to the Fair, and discusses the allocation of free tickets.

CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY, BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Box 2 Folder 72 Chicago Public Library, Board of Directors August 29, 1893; typed letter to Moses P. Handy, Chief, Department of Publicity and Promotion, WCE, 1 p. Refers to the preservation and arrangement of the records of the WCE by the Chicago Public Library. Requests that Handy propose to the Directory of the Fair that the Library be designated as the custodian of the documents. "We hope that you will concur in the opinion held by the Board, that the City of Chicago, before all others is entitled to be recipient of so munificent a gift as will be the transfer of your valuable collection to the Library." Refers to the erection of the new library building at Washington and Randolph Streets, and the future safety of the documents.

CHILDS & COMPANY, S.D., Engraving, Stencil & Stamp Department

Box 2 Folder 73 S.D. Childes & Company November 2, 1892; typed letter, 1 p. Childs & Company forwards additional reception badges, and chorus and reception dies, as requested by Ellsworth.
Box 2 Folder 74 S.D. Childes & Company December 27, 1893; typed letter (Aluminum Department), 1 p. Childs & Company forwards the dies for concessionaire and employee badges, per Horace Tucker, WCE Superintendent of Admissions.

CHILDS, GEORGE W., Owner and Editor, Public Ledger, Philadelphia

Box 2 Folder 75 George W. Childs October 16, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Childs thanks Ellsworth for his hospitality [at the Dedicatory Ceremonies].

CLARKE, THOMAS B., Art collector, dealer and appraiser, Clarke & King, New York

Box 3 Folder 1 Thomas B. Clarke October 6, 1890; autographed letter signed, 2 p. Recommends Ellsworth, Charles Hutchinson, Martin Ryerson, or Samuel Avery as Manager of the Fine Arts Department of the Exposition, with Ellsworth as his first choice. Recommends Sarah Hallowell, if a woman is chosen. Clarke also names Russell Sturgis, G.L. Flaurdent, and C.J. Lawrence as possible candidates.
Box 3 Folder 2 Thomas B. Clarke October 10, 1890; autographed letter signed, 2 p. Acknowledges receipt of Ellsworth's correspondence. Refers to the "gossip" in regard to several Fair matters, especially Ellsworth's trip to Holland on behalf of the Department of Fine Arts. Recommends additional persons for the position of Manager of the Department of Fine Arts.
Box 3 Folder 3 Thomas B. Clarke August 31, 1891; telegram, 1 p. Refers to the Lorenzo Lotto portrait of Columbus and reports he would purchase it based on the favorable remarks of art critics John VanDyke and William Stillman.
Box 3 Folder 4 Thomas B. Clarke August 31, 1891; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Clarke refers to the possible purchase by Ellsworth and the Exposition of the Lorenzo Lotto Columbus portrait and reports he "shall rejoice with you [Ellsworth] if you get so valuable a picture for so small a consideration."

CLAY, CASSIUS MARCELLUS

Box 3 Folder 6 Cassius Marcellus Clay October 1, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Regrets he will not attend the Exposition's Dedication Ceremonies on October 20-22, 1892. Clay continues to discuss the negative growth and progress of the New World and the worthiness of the "ways of providence." He writes: "The rapid maturity of this republic comes of the discovery and widen[ed] use of the natural forces of Nature - and fills me with more fear than pleasure."

CLINKSCALES, MRS. T.A.

Box 3 Folder 6 Mrs. T.A. Clinkscales December 2, 1891; autographed letter signed to Mrs. Potter Palmer, President, Lady Board of Managers, WCC, 1 p. Offers a Scotch locket for sale to the Exposition.

CLOWRY, ROBERT CHARLES, Vice President and General Manager, Western Union Telegraph Company, Western Division; Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors; Chairman, Committee on Electricity, Electrical and Pneumatical Appliances, WCE; Member, Committee on Buildings and Grounds, WCE

Box 3 Folder 7 Robert Charles Clowry November 17, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Requests a copy of the letter Ellsworth sent [proposing the creation of a permanent organization of the Exposition's Board of Directors].
Box 3 Folder 8 Robert Charles Clowry November 22, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Clowry reports in favor of establishing a permanent organization of World's Fair directors.

CODMAN, HENRY SARGENT, Landscape Designer, Partner of Frederick Olmsted

Box 3 Folder 9 Henry Sargent Codman November 3, 1891; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Codman reports receipt of Ellsworth's letter and will travel to Chicago to discuss the plans for the Exposition grounds.
Box 3 Folder 10 Henry Sargent Codman January 25, 1892; typed letter signed, 5 p. Refers to the construction of railways terminals on the Fair grounds. Realizing that many visitors to the Exposition will be arriving by rail, Codman believes that the terminals should be located at a point where visitors can easily and quickly disperse. Codman advocates the "stub system" which would bring the rails closest to the Administration Building. Ellsworth favors the elevated "loop system" which delivers people further away. Codman continues to discuss the advantages of the stub system, explaining that it will provide more track usage, and therefore more trains and visitors.
Box 3 Folder 11 Henry Sargent Codman September 1, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Accepting Ellsworth's invitation to the Union League Club.
Box 3 Folder 12 Henry Sargent Codman July 9, 1896; typed letter, 1 p. Reports receipt of Ellsworth's letter and information regarding Lake Front Park (former site of the Fair) and will respond to Ellsworth's request for a proposal regarding the improvement of the land.

COFFIN, WILLIAM A., Artist

Box 3 Folder 13 William A. Coffin September 29, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Reports the Lorenzo Lotto portrait of Columbus is on exhibit at the Columbian Historical Exposition in Madrid and cannot be exhibited currently at the Fair.

COLBERG, MRS. C.U.

Box 3 Folder 14 Mrs. C.U. Colberg January 9, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Offers "an old English lawbook dated 17[39]" and "used by the Royal family" for sale to the Exposition.

COLVIN, WILLIAM H., Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors

Box 3 Folder 15 William H. Colvin December 23, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Request for his Fair badge.
Box 3 Folder 16 William H. Colvin November 19, 1894; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Responds in favor of the creation of a permanent organization of World's Fair directors, but feels the ex-Directors should not be included in the membership.
Box 3 Folder 17 William H. Colvin Undated, [1895]; letter, 1 p. Colvin regrets he is unable to attend the meeting at Ellsworth's house to discuss the above organization.

COOKE, SUSAN G., Secretary, Board of Lady Managers, World's Columbian Commission (WCC)

Box 3 Folder 18 Susan G. Cooke October 5, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Requests a badge on behalf of Mrs. Russell B. Harrison, Vice President of the Lady Board of Managers.

CORKEY, MRS. T.D.

Box 3 Folder 19 Mrs. T.D. Corkey September 28, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Offers a gold watch to the Exposition. Mrs. Corkey includes genealogical information and notes that she holds letters from "Aunt Dolley Madison", dated 1838 (also offered for exhibition).

COX, KENYON, Artist, worked on the Manufacturers and Liberal Arts Buildings

Box 3 Folder 20 Kenyon Cox September 3, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Accepting an Ellsworth invitation.

CRAGIN, E.F., Secretary, Committee on Information, Addresses and National Agitation, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE)

Box 3 Folder 21 E.F. Cragin September 4, 1889; autographed form letter, 1 p. Announces a meeting of the Committee on Preliminary Expense.
Box 3 Folder 22 E.F. Cragin April 24, 1890; typed letter signed, 1 p. Cragin reports he will submit Ellsworth's correspondence before the Committee.

CRAWFORD, MARK L., Superintendent, Chicago House of Corrections; Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors; Member, Committee on Electricity, Electrical and Pneumatical Appliances, WCE

Box 3 Folder 23 Mark L. Crawford November 16, 1894; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Reports in favor of the creation of a permanent organization of World's Fair directors.

CRAWFORD, SAMUEL A., Assistant Secretary, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE); Secretary, Ways & Means Committee, WCE

Box 3 Folder 24 Samuel A. Crawford January 5, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Requests Ellsworth forward his Fair badge.
Box 3 Folder 25 Samuel A. Crawford October 27, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Encloses bill from Spaulding & Company. Crawford reports he would pay personally for a badge if the Executive Department does not approve payment.

CREGIER, DeWITTE, Mayor of Chicago, 1889-1891; Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors

Box 3 Folder 26 DeWitte Cregier November 23, 1894; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Writes in support of the establishment of a permanent organization of World's Fair directors.

CULP, EDWARD G., Secretary, Joint Committee on Ceremonies, World's Columbian Commission (WCC)/World's Columbian Exposition (WCE)

Box 3 Folder 27 Edward G. Culp September 24, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Request for badges for the Citizens Committee of Reception and Comfort.
Box 3 Folder 28 Edward G. Culp April 1, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Announces meeting of the Joint Committee on Ceremonies regarding the location (indoor vs. outdoor) of the Opening Ceremonies.
Box 3 Folder 29 Edward G. Culp May 17, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Reports Ellsworth was drafted to prepare resolutions of thanks to the Pennsylvania Rail Road Company for their help with the Exposition.
Box 3 Folder 30 Edward G. Culp August 23, 1893; typed letter signed with autographed letter from Mr. Pratt, 2 p. Culp forwards Pratt's Letter to Ellsworth noting that "irresponsible people" are using an image of Columbus on their stationary. Culp further states: "This head [of Columbus, engraved on the stationary] is so villainous that it ought to be supressed." Pratt's letter offers Culp his production of "Allegory of the War" for the Grand Army of the Republic Veterans Day.

CURRAN, CHARLES C., Artist

Box 3 Folder 31 Charles C. Curran November 15, 1892; letter signed, 1 p. Requests to exhibit "In the Cluny Garden" with his other works at the Fair.

CURTIS, WILLIAM EDMOND, Assistant Secretary, Treasury Department, Washington D.C.

Box 3 Folder 32 William Edmond Curtis September 24, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Reports the Treasury Department will reimburse Ellsworth the $40,398.00 for the recoinage of 2,500,000 Columbian half dollars.

CURTIS, WILLIAM ELEROY, Washington Correspondent, Chicago Record; Chairman, Latin American Department, WCE; Superintendent, Latin American Bureau, Department of Foreign Affairs, WCE; Representative, State Department, U.S. Government Exhibit, WCE

Box 3 Folder 33 William Eleroy Curtis July 17, 1890; typed letter signed to Andrew Carnegie, 1 p. Letter of introduction for Ellsworth to Carnegie.
Box 3 Folder 34 William Eleroy Curtis October 29, 1890; typed letter signed, 1 p. Reports receipt of Ellsworth's correspondence, and announces he is preparing a list of Army and Navy officers "for assignment to the South American work."
Box 3 Folder 35 William Eleroy Curtis December 29, 1890; typed letter signed, 1 p. Curtis welcomes Ellsworth back to the States [from his trip abroad on behalf of the Department of Fine Arts]. Reports his missionaries to South America will visit Chicago and Ellsworth before leaving for their posts.
Box 3 Folder 36 William Eleroy Curtis May 25, 1891; typed letter signed, 3 p. Curtis reports he will arrive in Chicago and would like to meet the members of the Foreign Exhibits Committee. Announces that Mr. Cridler, Chief of the Diplomatic Bureau of the State Department will be in charge of corresponding with the representatives of the United States abroad for the Exposition. Curtis refers to the authenticity of the Cosmographia Introductio, an early map, offered for sale. Reports he has two pages of a poem by Giuliano Dati, published in 1493, and containing reference to the discovery of the New World.
Box 3 Folder 37 William Eleroy Curtis August 26, 1891; typed letter signed, 3 p. Curtis reports on a letter from Frank Mason, Consul General at Frankfurt and Genoa, which refers to a portrait of Columbus. Mason writes: "a superb portrait, rather above lifesize, painted in 1501, by Lorenzo Lotti (sic) one of the great masters of the Venetian School." Curtis reports that art authorities William Stillman and John VanDyke have pronounced it authentic, and that the current owner, Antonio Delle Rovere, has offered it for sale for $1930.00. Curtis reports on a second letter from Mason in which he discusses purchasing the portrait. This letter also includes a long excerpt from correspondence from Delle Rovere regarding the authenticity and cost of the painting. Curtis ends the letter by discussing his knowledge of the portrait and encloses further information on its history.
Box 3 Folder 38 William Eleroy Curtis August 31, 1891; typed letter signed, 1 p. Reports he was pleased to receive Ellsworth's telegram approving the purchase of the Lotto portrait.
Box 3 Folder 39 William Eleroy Curtis September 2, 1891; typed letter signed, 1 p. Curtis reports he notified Captain Frank Mason regarding delivery of the Lotto portrait of Columbus. Asks Ellsworth to return the photographs and memoranda regarding the portrait since he did not make copies.
Box 3 Folder 40 William Eleroy Curtis September 4, 1891; telegram, 1 p. Refers to the cost of the Lotto portrait.
Box 3 Folder 41 William Eleroy Curtis September 5, 1891; typed letter signed, 1 p. Letter inquiring about the health of Ellsworth's mother. Post script reports Mason, as Ellsworth's agent, purchased the Lotto portrait for $1300.00.
Box 3 Folder 42 William Eleroy Curtis September 9, 1891; typed letter signed, 1 p. Curtis returns the description and history of the Lotto portrait and reports he will send the original photograph and prints to Ellsworth.
Box 3 Folder 43 William Eleroy Curtis September 21, 1891; typed letter signed, 1 p. Requests Ellsworth send Captain Mason, "a little something" to cover the expenses of purchasing and shipping the Lotto portrait. Curtis recommends $100.00. [Ellsworth purchased the portrait for $1300.00 from Mason; therefore, Mason did not make a profit on his original purchase.]
Box 3 Folder 44 William Eleroy Curtis September 25, 1891; typed letter signed, 1 p. Curtis reports he received a draft for 25 pounds (approximately $100.00) for Captain Mason. Refers to the Exposition's Mexican Exhibit and the opposition to the $750,000 allocated for the exhibit. Curtis suggests Walker Fearn and William Baker go to Mexico "at once, as the situation is critical down there."
Box 3 Folder 45 William Eleroy Curtis November 25, 1891; typed letter signed, 1 p. Refers Ellsworth to the 1516 edition of a Peter Martyr publication concerning the New World, offered for sale.
Box 3 Folder 46 William Eleroy Curtis November 29, 1891; typed letter signed, 2 p. Refers Ellsworth to an excerpt of a letter from Lieutenant George Scrivan, Commissioner, United States Consul, San Jose, Costa Rica. Scrivan has arranged for the sale of at least 1000 Central American orchids to the South Park Commissioners for the Exposition for $600.00. Curtis recommends Ellsworth accept his offer.
Box 3 Folder 47 William Eleroy Curtis December 3, 1891; typed letter signed, 1 p. Curtis sends Ellsworth a pamphlet on a Columbus painting which cites the Lotto portrait.
Box 3 Folder 48 William Eleroy Curtis December 18, 1891; typed letter signed, 1 p. Letter referring to several matters: the Central American orchids, shipping the Lotto portrait of Columbus to Chicago (with the aid of Percy L. Shuman, the custom house lawyer of Chicago), and the location of the South American buildings on the Fair grounds.
Box 3 Folder 49 William Eleroy Curtis January 15, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Curtis reports Mr. Safford purchased the Missals from a Monastery in Peru which he was anxious to obtain. Curtis also encloses a contract for the purchase of the Central American orchids through George Scrivan.
Box 3 Folder 50 William Eleroy Curtis March 16, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Reports art critic Henry Harisse wants to prove that the Lotto portrait of Columbus is a forgery. Harisse believes the map Columbus is holding in his hands in the painting was constructed by Johannez Ruysch in 1508; therefore, the portrait could not be from the era of the discoveries. Curtis is reluctant to send Harisse a photograph of the map for fear he will "fill the newspapers and magazines with arguments to show that the picture is a forgery just as he attacked the Brayton Ives letter of Columbus..."
Box 3 Folder 51 William Eleroy Curtis April 27, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Refers to Ellsworth's possible appointment by President Cleveland as Commissioner of the Army and Navy for the Exposition. Curtis does not recommend the post since there is so much work for Ellsworth to do before the opening of the Fair.
Box 3 Folder 52 William Eleroy Curtis May 14, 1892; typed letter signed, 2 p. Curtis refers to the design of the Exposition souvenir coin and discusses the rights of publication of the Lotto portrait of Columbus. Curtis is dismayed with Ellsworth's decision to give art critic and authority John VanDyke a monopoly on the publication of the Lotto image for an article he will publish in Century magazine. Reports VanDyke does not want the portrait shown elsewhere until his article is published. Harpers Weekly also wishes to publish a portrait of Columbus and will have to use a different painting if the Lotto image is not released. Curtis states that he cannot be governed by the whims of VanDyke.
Box 3 Folder 53 William Eleroy Curtis May 21, 1892; typed letter signed, 2 p. Letter refers again to the publication of the Lotto portrait of Columbus. Curtis outlines the advantages of publishing the portrait in both the Century magazine and Harpers Weekly, and expresses his dismay at VanDyke's refusal to allow the portrait to be published elsewhere until his article appears in the Century. Curtis feels VanDyke is looking after his own interests, and that Ellsworth is "allowing [himself] to be injured in order to gratify his [VanDyke's] vanity." Letter closes with a discussion of the design of the Columbian half dollar.
Box 3 Folder 54 William Eleroy Curtis June 30, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Curtis thanks Ellsworth for forwarding the Van Dyke article and assures him it will not be quoted in any way until the Century article is published. Curtis writes that he will only abstract the article for the Catalogue of the U.S. Government Exhibit at the Columbian Historical Exposition in Madrid, where the Lotto portrait will be on exhibit. He further states he will insure the painting for $5000.00 before it is shipped to Madrid. Letter also refers to the design of the Columbian half dollar, and reports that a profile of Columbus' head must be used. The Director of the Mint has reported that only the H.H. Zearing (a Chicago artist) portrait, in Curtis' collection, would be appropriate for the mechanical requirements of the coin.
Box 3 Folder 55 William Eleroy Curtis July 22, 1892; typed letter signed, 4 p. Confidential letter to Ellsworth. Curtis reminds Ellsworth not to be discouraged by the defeat of the World's Fair Bill by 12 votes in the House of Representatives; that they can secure the twelve additional necessary votes easily. Curtis also refers to the opposition of Henry Sargent Codman and Francis Millet to the exhibition of Curtis' [art] collection in the Convent of La Rabida at the Fair. Reports that Codman is also opposed to the location of the Columbian cadets, citing that they would deface the landscape. Curtis refers also to the final design of the Columbian half dollar, stating it is "as near as possible to the Lotto portrait." Curtis also writes that he will try to have the Lotto image adapted for the next postage stamp.
Box 3 Folder 56 William Eleroy Curtis August 9, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Curtis reports sending a letter in Ellsworth's name to Charles Baldwin, Secretary of American University in Washington D.C., permitting him to use the Lotto image of Columbus for a medal, provided he furnish Ellsworth with the first medal struck.
Box 3 Folder 57 William Eleroy Curtis October 18, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Curtis writes from the Columbian Historical Exposition in Madrid about several issues.
Box 3 Folder 58 William Eleroy Curtis November 22, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Curtis sends Ellsworth a copy of Blanco Y Negro, a Madrid publication which includes a reference to the Lotto portrait of Columbus.
Box 3 Folder 59 William Eleroy Curtis December 21, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Curtis reports on his successful trip to Chicago. He also writes that he is pleased with the Exposition's reproduction of the La Rabida Convent, and that he will make an acceptable exhibition there.
Box 3 Folder 60 William Eleroy Curtis January 4, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Letter of thanks for Curtis' Fair badge.
Box 3 Folder 61 William Eleroy Curtis January 18, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Curtis announces that the Lotto portrait was awarded a silver medal at the Columbian Historical Exposition in Madrid.
Box 3 Folder 62 William Eleroy Curtis April 14, 1893; typed letter signed with business card, 1 p. Curtis reports the Lotto portrait of Columbus has arrived at La Rabida and invites Ellsworth to come and view it.
Box 3 Folder 63 William Eleroy Curtis April 18, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Refers to the souvenir passes to the Fair grounds for the Duke of Veragua and his party.
Box 3 Folder 64 William Eleroy Curtis October 5, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Request for a postage stamp, three or four souvenir coins, and a copy of the check for Walker Fearn, Chief, WCE Department of Foreign Affairs.
Box 3 Folder 65 William Eleroy Curtis January 1, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Curtis reports he will be happy to help Ellsworth with the Papal legate regarding the donation of the artwork the Vatican exhibited at the Exposition for permanent exhibition at the Field Columbian Museum.
Box 3 Folder 66 William Eleroy Curtis June 4, 1896; typed letter signed, 1 p. Curtis confidentially asks Ellsworth for his photograph. He is selecting the images to be included in a frieze commemorating the opening of the World's Fair for the dome of the Capitol in Washington D.C.
Box 3 Folder 67 William Eleroy Curtis June 7, 1896, typed letter signed, 1 p. Curtis regrets that a frieze depicting the opening of the Fair will not be included in the Capitol dome.
    William Eleroy Curtis SEE ALSO: Ellsworth Incoming Correspondence: Delle Rovere, Antonio; Mason, Frank; Stillman, John; VanDyke, John

DANIELS, GEORGE H., General Passenger Agent, New York Central & Hudson River Rail Road Company

Box 4 Folder 1 George H. Daniels November 23, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Letter introducing J.M. Toucey, General Manager of the railroad, to Ellsworth.

DAVIS, GEORGE R., U.S. Congressman, 2nd District, Illinois; Cook County Treasurer; Director-General, World's Columbian Commission (WCC) and World's Columbian Exposition (WCE); Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors

Box 4 Folder 2 George R. Davis April 29, 1890; typed letter, 3 p. Letter enclosing the bylaws of the Committee on Information, Address and National Agitation.
Box 4 Folder 3 George R. Davis July 12, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Davis reports he will not approve payment of additional vouchers for Theodore Thomas, Musical Director of the Exposition, stating that Thomas was appointed as Director for $5000.00 in full.
Box 4 Folder 4 George R. Davis July 17, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Davis reports he cannot approve vouchers for Theodore Thomas, and requests Ellsworth get WCE President Harlow Higinbotham's signature for such matters, if necessary.
Box 4 Folder 5 George R. Davis July 22, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Letter refers to Admiral Bancroft Gherardi's correspondence recommending the Brooklyn Navy Yard Band for a performance at the Fair.
Box 4 Folder 6 George R. Davis July 24, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Davis encloses a letter of recommendation for the Brooklyn Navy Yard Band and its conductor, Luciano Conterno.
Box 4 Folder 7 George R. Davis July 26, 1893; typed letter signed, 2 p. Letter refers to the placement of [advertising] signs on the pianos used at the Fair's musical features. Davis states he will not enter into the discussions on the placement of the advertisements, and that he has written Musical Director Theodore Thomas regarding this issue.
Box 4 Folder 8 George R. Davis August 14, 1893; form letter from Davis, Harlow Higinbotham and James W. Scott, 1 p. Letter announces a meeting to discuss establishing a permanent museum to commemorate the World's Columbian Exposition.
Box 4 Folder 9 George R. Davis December 16, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Davis refers to the resignation of Williaim Eleroy Curtis, Superintendent of the Latin American Bureau. Davis states that Curtis' work with the Exposition is complete and that his services are no longer necessary. Davis reports, however, that the services of Stephen Simms, Assistant Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs, are still needed.
Box 4 Folder 10 George R. Davis January 15, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Letter refers to Davis' dislike of Augustus St. Gaudens' design of the bronze Fair medal.
Box 4 Folder 11 George R. Davis November 19, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Davis responds in favor of the creation of a permanent organization of World's Fair Directors.
Box 4 Folder 12 George R. Davis April 4, 1894; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Davis regrets, belatedly, he was unable to attend the meeting to discuss the above organization.

DAWES, CHARLES G., President, The Dawes Business Block Company

Box 4 Folder 13 Charles G. Dawes May 23, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Dawes apologizes for comments he made about Ellsworth. He writes: "Please accept my apologies. If any bones were broken, send in a bill for the liniment."

DAWSON, N.E., Private Secretary, Office of the Director-General, WCC

Box 4 Folder 14 N.E. Dawson January 9, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Dawson reports that a letter received by the Office of the Director-General from Ellsworth arrived opened and contained nothing but a piece of silk ribbon.

DeFOREST, ROBERT W., Secretary, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; General Counsel, Central Rail Road of New Jersey

Box 4 Folder 15 Robert W. DeForest December 7, 1909; typed letter signed, 1 p. DeForest apologizes for misspelling Ellsworth's name, and reports the error has been corrected.

DE LA FIELD, RICHARD and JAMES W. TAPPIN, Commissioners, Exhibits of the State of New York

Box 4 Folder 16 Richard De La Field and James W. Tappin December 20, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Letter thanking Ellsworth for tickets to the Fair's Dedicatory Ceremonies.
Box 4 Folder 17 Richard De La Field and James W. Tappin December 28, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. De La Field and Tappin thank Ellsworth for the courtesy shown to the contingency from New York on their visit to the Fair.

DELLE ROVERE, ANTONIO, Onetime Owner, Lorenzo Lotto Portrait of Columbus

Box 4 Folder 18 Antonio Delle Rovere December 14, 1891; autographed letter signed with typed copy, 4 p. Delle Rovere writes about several matters in regard to Columbus portraiture: errors in [art authority John VanDyke's] article, "The Lotto Portrait of Columbus"; the Giovan or Debreis portrait, which he believes to be a forgery; and histories of Columbus' voyages as they relate to the creation of Columbus portraits.
Box 4 Folder 19 Antonio Delle Rovere February 3, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Delle Rovere discusses his article on the Lotto portrait of Columbus. Special note is made of the characteristics of the portrait: "Of course nobody else would use a log-glass, but a navigator, nobody else will hold a map of the new world, but Columbus, and nobody else would have had an Indian on his side but Columbus."
Box 4 Folder 20 Antonio Delle Rovere February 14, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Reports that Count Baguer of Spain was charged by his Royal Government to purchase the Lotto portrait of Columbus [already purchased by Ellsworth].
Box 4 Folder 21 Antonio Delle Rovere September 21, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Requests a number of Columbian half dollars and a souvenir check bearing the likeness of the Lotto portrait of Columbus.
    Antonio Delle Rovere SEE ALSO: Ellsworth Incoming Correspondence - Curtis, William Eleroy; Mason, Frank; VanDyke, John

DENNIS, CHARLES HENRY, Editorial Rooms, The Chicago News Record

Box 4 Folder 22 Charles Henry Dennis September 2, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Dennis accepts Ellsworth's invitation to lunch at the Union League Club.

DENNIS, L.W.

Box 4 Folder 23 L.W. Dennis November 6, 1897; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Letter refers to construction along the lake front. Dennis complains that the condition of the land adjoining his lots and the rest of [Michigan] Avenue is "disgraceful," and that the sign boards have been posted illegally.

DENT, LOUIS A., Private Secretary to James G. Blaine, U.S. Secretary of State

Box 4 Folder 24 Louis A. Dent June 4, 1892; letter signed, 1 p. Reports Blaine will request "custom house courtesies" for Ellsworth on his trip to Europe on behalf of the Fair's Department of Fine Arts. Dent adds that a special passport has been issued to Ellsworth.

DEPEW, CHAUNCEY, President, New York Central & Hudson River Rail Road Company; Lobbied Congress for New York in the battle over the site of the Fair; Commissioner from New York State, World's Columbian Commission (WCC); Chairman, Committee on Foreign Affairs, WCC

Box 4 Folder 25 Chauncey DePew October 23, 1890; letter signed, 1 p. Letter introducing A. Disbecker, former Vice-Commissioner of the New York Police Department, who Depew believes can offer assistance to the Fine Arts Committee.

DICKINSON, JOHN T., Secretary, Executive Committee, World's Columbian Commission (WCC); Secretary, Board of Reference and Control, WCC; Commissioner from Texas, WCC

Box 4 Folder 26 John T. Dickinson January 25, 1893; typed letter signed with autographed letter signed from J.M. Hamilton, London, 2 p. with envelope. Dickinson encloses Hamilton's letter (which offers an "antiquity" for sale to the Exposition) and informs Ellsworth that he will forward all such letters to Ellsworth in the future. The antiquity Hamilton offers to the Exposition is "an original slice of her Majesty's wedding cake."
Box 4 Folder 27 John T. Dickinson March 22, 1893; typed letter signed, 4 p. Letter refers to the design and production of the Fair badge. Dickinson requests that Ellsworth get a design from Tiffany & Company so that he can submit it to the Board of Directors for their approval. Dickinson further discusses the design of the badge and the number of badges needed for the Commissioners and Lady Managers.
Box 4 Folder 28 John T. Dickinson July 12, 1893; telegram, 1 p. Request for additional badges for the National Commission.
Box 4 Folder 29 John T. Dickinson July 20, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Request for Spaulding & Company to cast 36 additional badges and forward the bill to Dickinson.

DIVINE, JACOB S.

Box 4 Folder 30 Jacob S. Divine March 4, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Offers a "finely polished" spear, originally found in the mountains of Tennessee, for sale to the Exposition.

DIXON, ARTHUR, President, Arthur Dixon Transfer Company; Chicago Alderman; Illinois State Senator; Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors; Member, Committee on Legislation, WCE; Member, Committee on Transportation, WCE

Box 4 Folder 31 Arthur Dixon November 21, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Reports in favor of the creation of a permanent organization of Fair Directors. Dixon nominates Harlow Higinbotham as the first President of the organization.

DODGE, WILLIAM L., Artist, worked on the dome of the Administration Building

Box 4 Folder 32 William L. Dodge Undated; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Letter accepting an Ellsworth invitation to dinner.

DOLE, JAMES H., Grain merchant

Box 4 Folder 33 James H. Dole May 10, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Dole complains about the Columbus statue that "disgraces" the Lake Front Park and lauds Ellsworth for his opposition to it.

D'ORCHI, ALESSANDRO, Onetime Owner, Lorenzo Lotto portrait of Christopher Columbus

Box 4 Folder 34 Alessandro D’Orchi December 22, 1891; letter signed (with typed copy) to William Eleroy Curtis, 2 p. Letter refers to the Lorenzo Lotto portrait of Columbus. D'Orchi states he will not lend it, but will sell it to a government or public gallery for "a price proportionate to the importance of the object."

DRAKE, ALEXANDER WILSON, Superintendent, Art Department, The Century Magazine

Box 4 Folder 35 Alexander Wilson Drake January 27, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Letter requesting permission to publish the Lorenzo Lotto portrait of Columbus in The Century.
Box 4 Folder 36 Alexander Wilson Drake February 5, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Drake reports they will "do nothing in the matter [of the publication of the Lotto portrait of Columbus] without your [Ellsworth's] consent and cooperation."

DWIGHT, TIMOTHY, President, Yale University

Box 4 Folder 37 Timothy Dwight July 21, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Dwight regrets he will be unable to visit Ellsworth during the World's Congress Auxiliary's Educational Congress.

EASTMAN, JOHN C.

Box 4 Folder 38 John C. Eastman Undated, autographed letter signed, 2 p. Letter inviting Ellsworth to meet at the Union League Club to discuss: proof photographs, and an editorial in The Herald.

ECKELS, JAMES H., U.S. Comptroller of Currency

Box 4 Folder 39 James H. Eckels August 20, 1894; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Regrets the 1st Comptroller of the U.S. Treasury does not approve payment of "the expenditure [Ellsworth] requested."

EDMONDS, HOWARD O., Attorney; Counsel, the McCormick Estate; Vice President, Northern Trust Company; Secretary, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE)

Box 4 Folder 40 Howard O. Edmonds April 12, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Letter informing Ellsworth he was named Chairman of the Committee on Liberal Arts for 1892.
Box 4 Folder 41 Howard O. Edmonds June 10, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Letter referring to a meeting of the Executive Committee. Edmonds reports $12,500 was appropriated to bring eminent composers to the Exposition, and that plans for the Fair's musical entertainment was being referred to the WCE Committee on Liberal Arts.
Box 4 Folder 42 Howard O. Edmonds June 28, 1892; typed form letter, 1 p. Letter informing Ellsworth that resolutions regarding the payment of Exposition vouchers were adopted at the last meeting of the WCE Executive Committee.
Box 4 Folder 43 Howard O. Edmonds September 23, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Edmonds announces a meeting of the WCE Committee on Finance, which will be attended by the Engraver of the United States Mint.
Box 4 Folder 44 Howard O. Edmonds April 4, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Edmonds forwards a contract for the Pullman Military Band for Ellsworth's signature.
Box 4 Folder 45 Howard O. Edmonds April 11, 1893; typed form letter, 1 p. Letter requesting Ellsworth attend a meeting of the Executive Committee.
Box 4 Folder 46 Howard O. Edmonds April 15, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Edmonds forwards a contract for the 13th Regiment Band of New York for Ellsworth's signature.
Box 4 Folder 47 Howard O. Edmonds April 22, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Letter reports Ferdinand Peck, Vice President of the WCE Executive Committee, would like his official badge made of gold instead of bronze. Edmonds apologizes to Ellsworth for the delay in responding to several of his queries.
Box 4 Folder 48 Howard O. Edmonds April 28, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Letter requesting Ellsworth's signature on a contract for Gilmore's Band.
Box 4 Folder 49 Howard O. Edmonds April 28, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Letter requesting Ellsworth's presence at President Cleveland's arrival at the Pennsylvania Station in Chicago.
Box 4 Folder 50 Howard O. Edmonds April 28, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Edmonds discusses the requirements needed to qualify for official badges at the Fair.
Box 4 Folder 51 Howard O. Edmonds April 28, 1893; typed form letter, 1 p. Letter requesting Ellsworth's presence at the Auditorium Hotel to meet the Duke of Veragua.
Box 4 Folder 52 Howard O. Edmonds April 28, 1893; typed form letter, 1 p. Edmonds encloses 2 seat checks for the Opening Exercises of the Exposition on May 1, 1893.
Box 4 Folder 53 Howard O. Edmonds April 29, 1893; typed form letter, 1 p. Edmonds invites Ellsworth to the Lexington Hotel on May 1st.
Box 4 Folder 54 Howard O. Edmonds May 3, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Edmonds requests that his title be changed on his gold Exposition badge.
Box 4 Folder 55 Howard O. Edmonds May 3, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Edmonds requests two additional Lady Manager badges.
Box 4 Folder 56 Howard O. Edmonds May 5, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Edmonds inquires, per WCE President Harlow Higinbotham, when the medals for the artists of the Fair will be completed.
Box 4 Folder 57 Howard O. Edmonds May 6, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Edmonds requests a gold Exposition badge on behalf of William Kerfoot, Member, WCE Board of Directors.
Box 4 Folder 58 Howard O. Edmonds May 18, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Letter reports on a resolution passed by the Executive Committee to appoint a special committee on music (consisting of Ellsworth, Henry Stone and George R. Davis).
Box 4 Folder 59 Howard O. Edmonds May 18, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Edmonds informs Ellsworth on a resolution passed by the Executive Committee requesting Henry Stone, Charles Hutchinson, and Ellsworth to prepare a contract for Theodore Thomas for services as Musical Director of the Exposition.
Box 4 Folder 60 Howard O. Edmonds May 27, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Letter refers to WCC Secretary John Dickinson's order for sample Exposition badges.
Box 4 Folder 61 Howard O. Edmonds May 30, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Edmonds requests an official gold badge for Charles Yerkes, Member, WCE Board of Directors.
Box 4 Folder 62 Howard O. Edmonds June 1, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Edmonds forwards a bill for Ellsworth's signature from Spaulding & Company, manufacturer of the Fair badges.
Box 4 Folder 63 Howard O. Edmonds June 6, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Letter refers to a voucher for Exposition badges; and, discusses admissions to the British and French headquarters on the Fair grounds.
Box 4 Folder 64 Howard O. Edmonds June 21, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Edmonds requests a badge for W.P. Stewart, Chief of the Bureau of Public Comfort.
Box 4 Folder 65 Howard O. Edmonds June 22, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Letter requesting a report on the musical features at the Fair.
Box 4 Folder 66 Howard O. Edmonds July 1, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Edmonds refers to the small gold badge presented by Harlow Higinbotham to the General Superintendent of the Fair. Edmonds reports the Executive Department will not pay for the badge since it is not official and since it was designed as a personal memento.
Box 4 Folder 67 Howard O. Edmonds July 1, 1893; typed letter signed, 2 p. Responding to an Ellsworth request for a gold badge for the Austrian Commissioner. After consulting with Harlow Higinbotham, Edmonds reports that gold badges should be confined only to Fair Directors and Commissioners.
Box 4 Folder 68 Howard O. Edmonds July 1, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Second inquiry regarding a gold badge for W.P. Stewart, Chief of the Bureau of Public Comfort.
Box 4 Folder 69 Howard O. Edmonds July 5, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Request for new badge ribbons for Horace Tucker, William Holcomb, and Richard Lee Fearn.
Box 4 Folder 70 Howard O. Edmonds July 15, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Acknowledges receipt of the three above ribbons.
Box 4 Folder 71 Howard O. Edmonds July 15, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Acknowledges receipt of the badge for W.P. Stewart.
Box 4 Folder 72 Howard O. Edmonds July 18, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Request for a corrected ribbon for W.P. Stewart.
Box 4 Folder 73 Howard O. Edmonds July 19, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Request for a gold eagle badge for C.K.G. Billings, with payment to Mr. Billings.
Box 4 Folder 74 Howard O. Edmonds July 19, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Letter refers to the gold badges worn by the Directors and Commissioners of the Exposition. Edmonds states that the Commissioners and Directors should be able to procure additional gold badges provided they pay for them.
Box 4 Folder 75 Howard O. Edmonds July 21, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Edmonds assures Ellsworth that he informed Spaulding & Company not to issue badges to Commissioners, and that he appreciates "the desirability of avoiding the issuance of badges."
Box 4 Folder 76 Howard O. Edmonds July 22, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Request for 12 additional badges for the Board of Lady Managers.
Box 4 Folder 77 Howard O. Edmonds July 26, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Request for a bronze Fair badge for Samuel A. Crawford, Assistant Secretary of the Executive Committee of the WCE.
Box 4 Folder 78 Howard O. Edmonds July 28, 1893; typed form letter, 1 p. Edmonds reports that an order by the Council of Administration regarding countersigning passes and inspection of badges does not affect the Directors' (gold) badges.
Box 4 Folder 79 Howard O. Edmonds July 29, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Request that the order for a bronze badge for Samuel Crawford, be changed to gold, per orders from WCE President Higinbotham.
Box 4 Folder 80 Howard O. Edmonds August 1, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Edmonds acknowledges receipt of a badge for Willard Hall Porter, Commissioner from Delaware.
Box 4 Folder 81 Howard O. Edmonds August 7, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Request for new badge ribbons for WCE Fire Chief Edward Murphy and Electrical Engineer Richard Pierce, whose ribbons were destroyed in the Cold Storage Building fire.
Box 4 Folder 82 Howard O. Edmonds August 9, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Edmonds renews his request for twelve badges for the Board of Lady Managers. Autographed addendum acknowledges receipt of the 12 badges and for a gold badge for Samuel Crawford.
Box 4 Folder 83 Howard O. Edmonds August 31, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Request for a new badge ribbon for Charles A. Foster, Mechanical Engineer. Ellsworth's autographed response states the badge was sent to Spaulding & Company for repair.
Box 4 Folder 84 Howard O. Edmonds September 4, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Request, per Charles T. Yerkes, for a gold badge for Chicago Mayor Carter H. Harrison.
Box 4 Folder 85 Howard O. Edmonds September 25, 1893; 2 typed letters signed, 2 p. Edmonds forwards Ellsworth his letter Ferdinand Peck. Edmonds writes to Peck regarding the creation of a souvenir badge to be marketed by the Exposition.
Box 4 Folder 86 Howard O. Edmonds October 18, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Request for a new ribbon for Horace Tucker, Superintendent of Admissions, WCE.
Box 4 Folder 87 Howard O. Edmonds October 21, 1893; form letter, 1 p. Announcing a meeting of the WCE Executive Committee.
Box 4 Folder 88 Howard O. Edmonds October 24, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Request for 24 additional badges for the foreign Commissioners, as approved by the WCE Executive Committee.
Box 4 Folder 89 Howard O. Edmonds October 27, 1893; typed form letter, 1 p. Letter enclosing tickets for the Closing Ceremonies of the Fair, to be held October 30, 1893.
Box 4 Folder 90 Howard O. Edmonds November 7, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Edmonds renews his request for the badges for the foreign Commissioners.
Box 4 Folder 91 Howard O. Edmonds November 20, 1893; form letter, 1 p. Announcing a meeting of the Executive Committee.
Box 4 Folder 92 Howard O. Edmonds January 2, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Letter referring to the cost of the carriages for a banquet given by the Fair's Directors and Ex-Directors.
Box 4 Folder 93 Howard O. Edmonds January 31, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Edmonds discusses the design for medals to be presented to the Chiefs of the Exposition Departments.
Box 4 Folder 94 Howard O. Edmonds May 2, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Reports that R.E. Preston, Director of the United States Mint, has inquired about the recoining the unsold Columbian Half-Dollars.
Box 4 Folder 95 Howard O. Edmonds September 11, 1894; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Edmonds forwards sample bonds to Ellsworth.
Box 4 Folder 96 Howard O. Edmonds September 28, 1894; typed letter signed, 2 p. Edmonds forwards resolutions from the WCE Board of Directors in regard to the recoinage of the Columbian Half-Dollars. Extracts from the Board of Directors meeting state that the matter of the coins has been turned over to Ellsworth.
Box 4 Folder 97 Howard O. Edmonds November 19, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Edmonds reports Cyrus McCormick, Member, WCE Board of Directors, is in favor of creating a permanent organization of Fair directors.
Box 4 Folder 98 Howard O. Edmonds April 3, 1895; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Responding for Cyrus McCormick, Edmonds informs Ellsworth he will attend a meeting of the Fair Directors.
Box 4 Folder 99 Howard O. Edmonds May 2, 1895; typed letter signed, 1 p. Edmonds refers to the WCE Director's Association meeting held on May 1st.
Box 4 Folder 100 Howard O. Edmonds December 11, 1912; typed letter signed, 2 p. Edmonds discusses a proposal for the erection of a memorial to the Exposition.
    Howard O. Edmonds SEE ALSO: Ellsworth Departmental Records, World's Columbian Exposition, Secretary's Office

EDWARDS, WILLIAM, William Edwards & Company, Wholesale Grocers; Ohio State Commissioner to the World's Columbian Exposition

Box 4 Folder 101 William Edwards October 4, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Regrets he cannot accept an Ellsworth invitation, and congratulates him on his work with the Exposition. Edwards suggests that the Exposition engage Mrs. S.C. Ford to sing at the Fair.

EHRMAN, B., General Electric Company; Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors

Box 4 Folder 102 B. Ehrman November 22, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Ehrman responds in favor of the creation of a permanent organization of the World's Fair directors.

ENGLEHARD, GEORGE P., G.P. Englehard & Company, Publishers; Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors; Member, Committee on Liberal Arts, WCE

Box 4 Folder 103 George P. Englehard Undated; letter, 1 p. Accepting an Ellsworth invitation.
Box 4 Folder 104 George P. Englehard November 21, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Englehard reports in favor of establishing a permanent organization of World's Fair Directors.

FARWELL, JOHN V., John V. Farwell & Company, dry good merchants; Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors

Box 5 Folder 1 John V. Farwell November 19, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Farwell reports in favor of the establishment of a permanent organization of World's Fair directors.

FIELD, EUGENE, Poet, columnist, The Chicago News Record

Box 5 Folder 2 Eugene Field February 23, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Field reports he does not recommend Mr. Harding, critic for the Chicago Tribune to sit on the committee dealing with Harriet Monroe's "Columbian Ode," since Ms. Monroe believes Harding has prejudices against her (e.g., he criticized her book). Field recommends Margaret Sullivan of the Herald as an alternate.
Box 5 Folder 3 Eugene Field [October, 1892]; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Letter requesting twelve invitations to the Fair's Dedicatory Ceremonies.

FIELD, MARSHALL, Marshall Field & Company

Box 5 Folder 4 Marshall Field April 16, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Letter inviting Ellsworth to a meeting regarding the "World's Fair appropriation before Congress."

FISH, STUYVESANT, President, Illinois Central Rail Road Company; Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors

Box 5 Folder 5 Stuyvesant Fish October 19, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Fish informs Ellsworth he will provide a rail car to carry George Roberts and the Pennsylvania Rail Road contingency, and Fish and his party to the Dedicatory Ceremonies of the Exposition.
Box 5 Folder 6 Stuyvesant Fish October 19, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Thanks Ellsworth for the two tickets to the Dedicatory Ceremonies and requests two additional tickets.
Box 5 Folder 7 Stuyvesant Fish November 4, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Fish thanks Ellsworth for his assistance. He writes: "It is unnecessary to add that we will at all times be glad to take care of any of your Railroad or World's Fair people to the best of my ability.
Box 5 Folder 8 Stuyvesant Fish December 23, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Requesting a Fair badge.
Box 5 Folder 9 Stuyvesant Fish April 22, 1893; letter signed, 1 p. Regrets he cannot accept an Ellsworth invitation.
Box 5 Folder 10 Stuyvesant Fish June 27, 1893; telegram, 1 p. Reports on a partial payment of $20,000.
Box 5 Folder 11 Stuyvesant Fish August 30, 1893; telegram, 1 p. Fish accepts Ellsworth's invitation to dinner.
Box 5 Folder 12 Stuyvesant Fish November 24, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Fish reports in favor of establishing a permanent organization of WCE directors.

FOOTE, S.M., Lieutenant, 4th Artillery, U.S. Army; Assistant Adjutant, Columbian Guard

Box 5 Folder 13 S.M. Foote September 4, 1893; autographed letter signed to Francis Millet, Chief, WCE Department of Decoration & Function, 1 p. Letter referred to Ellsworth. Foote requests silver Fair badges for 23 officers in the Columbian Guard.
Box 5 Folder 14 S.M. Foote September 22, 1893; autographed letter signed to F. Millet, 1 p. Letter referred to Ellsworth. Foote requests five silver Fair badges.

FRASER, W. LEWIS, Manager, Art Department, The Century

Box 5 Folder 15 W. Lewis Fraser November 23, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Fraser thanks Ellsworth for his hospitality. Refers also to the matter of the publication of [Columbus] caricatures and Harpers Magazine.

GAGE, LYMAN, President, First National Bank of Chicago; President, Board of Directors, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE); Member, Committee on Finance, WCE; Member, Committee on Buildings and Grounds, WCE; Treasurer, World's Congress Auxiliary (WCX); General Chairman, Department of Commerce and Finance, WCX; Chairman, Division of Banking and Finance, WCE

Box 5 Folder 16 Lyman Gage Undated, letter, 1 p. Letter accepting Ellsworth's dinner invitation.
Box 5 Folder 17 Lyman Gage June 27, 1890; typed letter, 1 p. Gage writes requesting Ellsworth meet to visit Jackson Park.
Box 5 Folder 18 Lyman Gage June 30, 1890; typed letter, 1 p. Letter announcing the WCE Board of Directors will meet on July 1st.
Box 5 Folder 19 Lyman Gage July 8, 1890; typed form letter, 1 p. Letter calling the Directors of the Fair to meet to "consider the matter of the Lake Front."
Box 5 Folder 20 Lyman Gage February 25, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Gage requests Ellsworth "bear the burden a little longer" and go to New York to speak to the railroad companies regarding possible subscriptions to the Exposition's unsold 6% debenture bonds.
Box 5 Folder 21 Lyman Gage November 17, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Gage writes in support of the creation of a permanent organization of World's Fair directors.

GARDNER, JOHN

Box 5 Folder 22 John Gardner April 30, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Letter thanking Ellsworth for tickets to the Opening Ceremonies of the Exposition.

GARRISON, W.R., Director, Java Village, Midway Plaisance; Java-Chicago Exhibition Syndicate

Box 5 Folder 23 W.R. Garrison September 14, 1893; typed letter, 1 p. Garrison reports his Fair pass stolen and requests a new one as his presence is required daily in the Java Village.
Box 5 Folder 24 W.R. Garrison September 22, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Thanking Ellsworth for his new Fair pass.

GERALDIUS, DAVID, General Superintendent, Office of the Chief of Construction, WCE

Box 5 Folder 25 David Geraldius May 26, 1892; typed letter signed (copy), 2 p. Geraldius informs Ellsworth he forwarded a pass to the gatemen of the Fair instructing them to admit Ellsworth to any gate on the grounds.

GIBBONS, JOHN CARDINAL, Archbishop of Baltimore

Box 5 Folder 26 John Cardinal Gibbons January 19, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Gibbons reports he has written to Pope Leo XIII asking for the donation of the mosaics and other items loaned by the Vatican to the WCE. The items are to be exhibited in the Columbian Museum.

GILDER, RICHARD W., Editor, The Century

Box 5 Folder 27 Richard W. Gilder September 28, 1892; typed letter signed with autographed post script, 1 p. Gilder forwards Ellsworth the advance sheets of John VanDyke's article on the Lorenzo Lotto Columbus portrait. Gilder also mentions sculptor Olin Warner and an unauthorized article in The Century.

GIUDICELLI, HENRI, Assistant Commissioner for Fine Arts, French Commission to the WCE

Box 5 Folder 28 Henri Giudicelli April 23, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Giudicelli writes to accept an Ellsworth invitation.

GOSS, CHAUNCEY PORTER, Treasurer, The Scovill Manufacturing Company, metal workers

Box 5 Folder 29 Chauncey Porter Goss November 18, 1892; typed letter signed to Colonel O.C. Bosbyshell, U.S. Mint Department. 1 p. Letter referred to Ellsworth. Goss responds to Bosbyshell's inquiries regarding oreide and aluminum blanks for use as souvenir medals at the Mint Exhibit at the Exposition.

GRISCOM, CLEMENT ACTON, President, International Navigation Company

Box 5 Folder 30 Clement Acton Griscom October 18, 1893; letter signed, 1 p. Griscom thanks Ellsworth for his hospitality and congratulates him on his success with the Fair.

GRISHAM, THOMAS H., Attorney, Kansas

Box 5 Folder 31 Thomas H. Grisham March 21, 1892; autographed letter signed to Bertha Palmer, 1 p. Letter referred to Ellsworth. Grisham offers a document from 1707, signed by some of the "old revolutionary names of Pennsylvania" for sale to the Exposition.

HALL, HENRY, Business Superintendent, New York Tribune

Box 5 Folder 32 Henry Hall June 19, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Letter requesting a photograph of Ellsworth for the Tribune.

HAMLIN, CHARLES SUMNER, Assistant Secretary, U.S. Treasury Department

Box 5 Folder 33 Charles Sumner Hamlin October 4, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Letter informing Ellsworth the Treasury Department has issued a check in the amount of $40,398.80 to Ellsworth for repayment in the recoining of the remaining and unsold Columbian half dollars.

HANDY, MOSES P., Chief, Department of Publicity and Promotion, WCE

Box 5 Folder 34 Moses P. Handy November 18, 1891, typed letter signed, 1 p. Letter referring to various administrative matters.

HANSON, A.H., Illinois Central Railroad Company, General Passenger Department

Box 5 Folder 35 A.H. Hanson November 27, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Hanson forwards Ellsworth five special World's Fair [rail] tickets.

HARRIS, George B., Second Vice President, Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad; Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors

Box 5 Folder 36 George B. Harris October 18, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Harris thanks Ellsworth for reserving two seats on the special train transporting dignitaries to the Exposition's Dedicatory Ceremonies.
Box 5 Folder 37 George B. Harris April 1, 1895; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Regrets he cannot accept Ellsworth's invitation to meet to discuss the permanent organization of World's Fair Directors.

HARRISON, CARTER H., Mayor of Chicago, 1891 - 1893

Box 5 Folder 38 Carter H. Harrison 38. September 5, 1893; autographed letter signed by Harrison's Private Secretary, 1 p. Accepting an Ellsworth's invitation to dinner.

HEAD, FRANKLIN H., Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors

Box 5 Folder 39 Franklin H. Head April 1, 1895; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Regrets he cannot attend the meeting to discuss the permanent organization of WCE directors.

HENROTIN, ELLEN

Box 5 Folder 40 Ellen Henrotin November 17, 1894; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Reports in favor of the establishment of a permanent organization of World's Fair Directors.

HENSHALL, J.A., Department of Fish and Fisheries, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE)

Box 5 Folder 41 J.A. Henshall June 23, 1893; autographed letter signed to Ferd Peck, 1 p. Letter referred to Ellsworth. Requests, through WCE Vice President Peck, a bronze souvenir badge.
Box 5 Folder 42 J.A. Henshall July 4, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Letter thanking Ellsworth for the Dedicatory Badge.

HIGINBOTHAM, HARLOW N., Parter, Field, Leiter & Company; President, Field Columbian Museum; President, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE); Chairman, Council of Administration, World's Columbian Commission (WCC) and World's Columbian Exposition (WCE); Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors

Box 5 Folder 43 Harlow N. Higinbotham April 15, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Lists number of badges required for the Commissioners, Directors, Officers and Foreign Commissioners of the Exposition.
Box 5 Folder 44 Harlow N. Higinbotham April 18, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Requests six medals, "such as were given the Master Artists on Dedication Day."
Box 5 Folder 45 Harlow N. Higinbotham May 31, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Acknowledges receipt of Ellsworth's letter regarding a statistical report by the Bureau of Admissions.
Box 5 Folder 46 Harlow N. Higinbotham July 26, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Acknowledges receipt of Ellsworth's correspondence regarding the placement of advertising signs on the pianos being used at the musical features of the Fair.
Box 5 Folder 47 Harlow N. Higinbotham August 8, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Forwards correspondence to Ellsworth.
Box 5 Folder 48 Harlow N. Higinbotham November 2, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Requests Ellsworth's cooperation in the presentation of gift musical books to the Columbian Chorus.
Box 5 Folder 49 Harlow N. Higinbotham November 25, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Informs Ellsworth the WCE Executive Committee will discuss WCE Musical Director Theodore Thomas' reimbursement.
Box 5 Folder 50 Harlow N. Higinbotham January 4, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Higinbotham forwards a $343.25 reimbursement to Ellsworth for his contribution toward a banquet hosted by the Exposition Directors.
Box 5 Folder 51 Harlow N. Higinbotham November 12, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Higinbotham responds that it would be unwise to establish a permanent organization of the WCE Directors until the work of the Fair has been completed.

HODGKINS, JEFFERSON

Box 5 Folder 52 Jefferson Hodgkins September 12, 1896; typed letter signed, 1 p. Reports he does not object to the South Park Commissioners assuming the land between Monroe and Jackson along the lake front.

HOPKINS, J.W.

Box 5 Folder 53 J.W. Hopkins May 1, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Letter referred to Ellsworth. Offers "an old" dictionary for sale to the Exposition. Hopkins also reports he is planning on being married at the Fair and requests to hold the ceremonies "in some place where I can be sene (sic) from all over the ground like the tour (sic)..."

HOPKINS, JOHN P., Mayor of Chicago; Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors

Box 5 Folder 54 John P. Hopkins March 30, 1895; typed letter signed by Hopkins' Private Secretary, 1 p. Hopkins regrets he cannot accept Ellsworth's invitation to meet regarding the permanent organization of the World's Fair Directors.

HOUGHTON, MRS. M.J.

Box 5 Folder 55 Mrs. M.J. Houghton November 7, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Offers "some items of curiosity" for sale to the Exposition.

HUGHITT, MARVIN, President, Chicago & Northwestern Railway Company

Box 5 Folder 56 Marvin Hughitt October 18, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Thanks Ellsworth for the four tickets to the Dedicatory Ceremonies.
Box 5 Folder 57 Marvin Hughitt March 31, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Requests three admission tickets to the Fair grounds.
Box 5 Folder 58 Marvin Hughitt April 22, 1893; telegram, 1 p. Reports he will try to be present [at a meeting], at Ellsworth's request.
Box 5 Folder 59 Marvin Hughitt August 31, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Letter accepting an Ellsworth invitation.
Box 5 Folder 60 Marvin Hughitt September 29, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Congratulates Ellsworth on his achievements with the Fair.
Box 5 Folder 61 Marvin Hughitt October 2, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Letter accepting Ellsworth's invitation to an Exposition banquet.

HUTCHINSON, CHARLES L., Vice President, Corn Exchange Bank; President, Art Institute of Chicago; Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors; Chairman, Committee on Finance, WCE; President, Royal Greek Commission to the WCE.

Box 5 Folder 62 Charles L. Hutchinson Undated; letter, 1 p. Letter accepting an Ellsworth invitation.
Box 5 Folder 63 Charles L. Hutchinson November 10, 1894; typed letter, 1 p. Reports in favor of the creation of a permanent organization of World's Fair directors.
Box 5 Folder 64 Charles L. Hutchinson April 1, 1895; letter, 1 p., Accepts Ellsworth's invitation to attend a meeting to discuss the above organization.
Box 5 Folder 65 Charles L. Hutchinson April 25, 1895; typed letter signed, 1 p., Refers to the placement and use of the John Brown Fort at the Fair, which in Hutchinson's opinion should have remained in Harper's Ferry, West Virginia.

INNES, FREDERICK N., Innes and His Famous Band of the 13th Regiment, New York

Box 5 Folder 66 Frederick N. Innes November 4, [no year]; typed letter signed, 1 p. Forwards comments made by "prominent people" on the band's performance at the World's Columbian Exposition. Innes further reports he is publishing a pamphlet on their performances at the Fair and would like some comments from Ellsworth for the publication.
Box 5 Folder 67 Frederick N. Innes September 18, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Innes reports the band can begin playing a prolonged schedule of performances on September 25, 1893.
Box 5 Folder 68 Frederick N. Innes September 19, 1893; telegram, 1 p. Refers to the band's proposed prolonged contract of performances at the Fair.
Box 5 Folder 69 Frederick N. Innes September 20, 1893; two telegrams, 2 p. Both telegrams report that the band will play at the Fair for five weeks at a cost of $10,125.00.

IVES, BRAYTON, Banker, stockbroker

Box 5 Folder 70 Brayton Ives October 25, 1893; telegram, 1 p. Letter accepting an Ellsworth invitation.

IVES, HALSEY, Chief, Department of Fine Arts, World's Columbian Commission (WCC)

Box 5 Folder 71 Halsey Ives June 24, 1891; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Ives reports on a proposal by Professor Adler for a Turkish Exhibit. Although much of the material falls under the designation of archaeology, there are some art materials (casts and reproductions) from the Boulak and Constantinople museums.
Box 5 Folder 72 Halsey Ives January 31, 1892; autographed letter signed, 3 p. Ives writes from Florence to report on his progress in Italy on behalf of the Fair's Department of Fine Arts. Ives discusses various meetings on the Italian Section of the Fine Arts Building with the executive officers of various art associations in Rome. He further describes the meetings and receptions with the Italian government and royalty. Ives also mentions that he was pleased to show WCE President Higinbotham the "bohemian side of art" by visiting several clubs frequented by artists. Ives also reports he met with several American artists in Rome. He then describes his travels to Naples, Palermo and Reggio-Calabria (on the Adriatic Coast of Italy). Ives concludes that he is anxious to return to the United States after visits to Barcelona, Madrid, Paris and finally, London.
Box 5 Folder 73 Halsey Ives January 18, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Letter refers to the floor of the Fine Arts Building.

JACKSON, B.F.

Box 5 Folder 74 B.F. Jackson April 8, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Offers a coin for sale to the Exposition.

JAMES, JOHN, Secretary, Citizens Committee on Reception and Comfort

Box 5 Folder 75 John James October 19, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Request for one hundred Fair badges for the Citizens Committee.

JAMIESON, EGBERT, General Counsel, North & West Chicago Street Railroad Companies; Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors

Box 5 Folder 76 Egbert Jamieson December 23, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Jamieson sends for his Exposition badge. Autographed note on letter acknowledges receipt of badge.
Box 5 Folder 77 Egbert Jamieson November 19, 1894; typed signed, 1 p. Jamieson writes in support of the proposed permanent organization World's Fair Directors.

JEFFREY, EDWARD TURNER, President and General Manager, Denver & Rio Grande Rail Road Company; Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors

Box 5 Folder 78 Edward Turner Jeffrey December 24, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Letter thanking Ellsworth for sending his Exposition badge.
Box 5 Folder 79 Edward Turner Jeffrey November 19, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Jeffrey responds in favor of establishing a permanent organization of Exposition Directors, and approves the membership of ex-Directors to the organization.
Box 5 Folder 80 Edward Turner Jeffrey April 1, 1895; typed letter signed, 1 p. Jeffrey regrets he cannot attend a meeting to discuss the above organization.

JOHNSON, R.U., Associate Editor, The Century

Box 5 Folder 81 R.U. Johnson September 6, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Johnson forwards an article on the Lorenzo Lotto portrait of Columbus, and thanks Ellsworth for the invitations to the Opening Ceremonies of the Fair.

JONES, AND[REW], MR. & MRS.

Box 5 Folder 82 Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Jones October 16, [no year]; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Regrets they are unable to accept an Ellsworth invitation.

JONES, J.F.

Box 5 Folder 83 J.F. Jones July 12, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Jones thanks Ellsworth for informing him he was selected to be a judge for Department of Transportation exhibits.

JONES, MARY HAYES

Box 5 Folder 84 Mary Hayes Jones September 17, 1892; autographed letter signed to Bertha Palmer, 1 p. Offers a chair (made from the wood of the Good Ship "Minder"), plate, bookrack and other items for sale to the Exposition.

JONES, SMITHY

Box 5 Folder 85 Smithy Jones Undated, autographed letter signed, 1 p. Letter thanking Ellsworth for "the most interesting week of [his] life."

K----------, HERMAN

Box 6 Folder 1 Herman K---- November 22, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Letter inviting Ellsworth to view the plaster model of the Christopher Columbus statue.

KALEY, MRS. W.H.

Box 6 Folder 2 Mrs. W.H. Kaley May 29, 1893; autographed letter signed to Harlow Higinbotham, 1 p. Letter referred to Ellsworth. Letter offers an iron pencil holder and lead pencil to the Exposition. Kaley claims the pencil was used by her great-great grandfather, William Williams, when he signed the Declaration of Independence.

KEITH, ELBRIDGE GALLET, President, The Metropolitan National Bank of Chicago; Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors; Member, Committee on Fine Arts, WCE; Member, Committee on Finance, WCE

Box 6 Folder 3 Elbridge Gallet Keith Undated, letter, 1 p. Letter accepting an Ellsworth invitation.
Box 6 Folder 4 Elbridge Gallet Keith November 12, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Reports in favor of establishing a permanent organization of World's Fair Directors.

KEMEYS, EDWARD, Sculptor of the Exposition’s lagoon bridges and designed the lions at the front of the Art Institute of Chicago

Box 6 Folder 5 Edward Kemeys September 2, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Accepting an Ellsworth invitation.

KERFOOT, WILLIAM D., President, Chicago Real Estate Exchange; Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors; Chairman, Committee on Agriculture, WCE; Member, Committee on Ceremonies, WCE; Member, Ways & Means Committee, WCE

Box 6 Folder 6 William D. Kerfoot October 13, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Apologizes to Ellsworth for his impolite behavior at a reception.
Box 6 Folder 7 William D. Kerfoot November 13, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Kerfoot reports he supports the establishment of a permanent organization of World's Fair Directors.

KETCHAM, WILLIAM PARKER, President, Ketcham Lumber Company; Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors; Member, Committee on Buildings and Grounds, WCE; Member, Committee on Ceremonies, WCE

Box 6 Folder 8 William Parker Ketcham November 12, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Ketcham writes in support of the creation of a permanent organization of World's Fair Directors. Ketcham also reports he spoke with G.W. Saul (former Member of the Buildings and Grounds Committee), who is also in favor of the organization.

KEYES, ROLLIN, Franklin, MacVeagh & Company; Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors; Member, Committee on Information, Addresses and National Agitation

Box 6 Folder 9 Rollin Keyes March 13, [no year]; letter, 1 p. Accepting an Ellsworth invitation.
Box 6 Folder 10 Rollin Keyes April 17, 1890; typed letter signed, 1 p. Letter announcing a meeting of the Board of Directors.
Box 6 Folder 11 Rollin Keyes April 23, 1890; typed letter signed, 1 p. Letter announcing a meeting of the Board of Directors.
Box 6 Folder 12 Rollin Keyes November 19, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Keyes reports in favor of establishing a permanent organization of World's Fair Directors.

KIMBALL, --

Box 6 Folder 13 ----- Kimball Undated, autographed letter signed, 1 p. Letter accepting an Ellsworth invitation.

KINGWILL, J.H., Assistant Secretary, Executive Department, World's Columbian Exposition

Box 6 Folder 14 J.H. Kingwill June 17, 1890; form letter, 1 p. Announces meeting of the WCE Executive Committee.
Box 6 Folder 15 J.H. Kingwill June 21, 1890; form letter, 1 p. Announces meeting of the WCE Board of Directors.
Box 6 Folder 16 J.H. Kingwill April 16, 1891; typed letter signed, 1 p. Kingwill informs Ellsworth he was elected a member of the WCE Board of Directors for 1891.
Box 6 Folder 17 J.H. Kingwill April 2, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Kingwill informs Ellsworth he was elected a member of the WCE Board of Directors for 1892.

KIRBY, THOMAS E., American Art Association

Box 6 Folder 18 Thomas E. Kirby January 11, 1890; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Reports "Angelus," a painting by Francis Millet, will be transported to Chicago.

KIRK, MILTON W., James S. Kirk & Company, soapmakers, perfumers & chemists; Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors; Member, Ways & Means Committee, WCE; Member, Committee on Press & Printing, WCE

Box 6 Folder 19 Milton W. Kirk November 10, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Kirk reports in favor of establishing a permanent organization of World's Fair Directors, and suggests Lyman Gage as President.
Box 6 Folder 20 Milton W. Kirk April 1, 1895; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Accepts Ellsworth's invitation to a meeting to discuss the above organization.

KIRKMAN, M.M., Second Vice President, Chicago & Northwestern Railway Company; Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors

Box 6 Folder 21 M.M. Kirkman December 23, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Requests delivery of his Exposition badge.
Box 6 Folder 22 M.M. Kirkman November 21, 1894; typed letter signed by C.E. Kingsley, 1 p. Reports Kirkman is out of town and will respond to Ellsworth's letter upon his return.
Box 6 Folder 23 M.M. Kirkman April 1, 1895; letter, 1 p. Reports he is pleased to join an organization of the Directors and ex-Directors of the Exposition, and will attend the meeting at Ellsworth house.

KOHLSTAAT, HERMAN H., Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors

Box 6 Folder 24 Herman H. Kohlstaat December 23, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Kohlstaat requests delivery of his Fair badge.
Box 6 Folder 25 Herman H. Kohlstaat November 21, 1894; autographed letter signed, 2 p. Letter of support for the creation of a permanent organization of World's Fair directors.

KUNZ, GEORGE F.

Box 6 Folder 26 George F. Kunz Undated, autographed letter signed, 1 p. Kunz accepts Ellsworth's invitation to hear Esmeralda Cervantes sing.
Box 6 Folder 27 George F. Kunz April 21, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Kunz reports retaining one set of the Columbian medals and forwarding one set to the Numismatic Society.
Box 6 Folder 28 George F. Kunz May 1, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Kunz reports sending Ellsworth eight Columbian medals; and, forwards a catalogue of the American Numismatic & Archaeological Society listing the WCE coins.
Box 6 Folder 29 George F. Kunz June 15, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Kunz invites Ellsworth to an opening and announces they are prepared to have items from Tiffany & Company items loaned to the Exposition.

L----------, J., Second Vice President, Illinois Central Railroad Company

Box 6 Folder 30 J. L------ October 2, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Refers to rail accommodations to the Fair grounds for the foreign representatives.

LAFFAN, WILLIAM M., Editor, New York Sun

Box 6 Folder 31 William M. Laffan May 11, 1893; telegram, 1 p. Accepting Ellsworth's invitation to meet at "The Auditorium."

LAMB, BENJAMIN B., Stockbroker; Director, West Chicago Street Railway; Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors

Box 6 Folder 32 Benjamin B. Lamb November 21, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Lamb writes in support of organizing a permanent association of World's Columbian Exposition Directors.
Box 6 Folder 33 Benjamin B. Lamb April 1, 1895; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Letter accepting Ellsworth's invitation to a meeting to discuss the above organization.

LAMONT, DANIEL S., Secretary of War, U.S. War Department

Box 6 Folder 34 Daniel S. Lamont December 9, 1893; autographed letter signed to Charles S. Hamlin, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, 1 p. Letter introducing Ellsworth to Hamlin.

LAW, ROBERT, Agent, Scranton Anthrocite Coal

Box 6 Folder 35 Robert Law December 23, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Letter refers to the scheduling of "Coal and Lumber Day" at the Fair.

LAWRENCE, EDWARD F., Member, Chicago Board of Trade; Member, Board of Directors, First National Bank of Chicago; Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors; Chairman, Committee on Ceremonies, WCE; Member, Committee on Grounds & Buildings, WCE; Member, Ways & Means Committee, WCE

Box 6 Folder 36 Edward F. Lawrence November 17, 1894; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Writes in support of the proposed permanent organization of World's Fair Directors.

LAWSON, VICTOR F., Publisher, The Chicago Daily News; Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors

Box 6 Folder 37 Victor F. Lawson November 10, 1894; typed letter signed by W. Werner, Secretary, 1 p. Reports Lawson is out of town and is unable to respond to Ellsworth's communication regarding the proposed permanent organization of World's Fair directors.
Box 6 Folder 38 Victor F. Lawson March 30, 1895; typed letter signed by W. Werner, Secretary, 1 p. Regrets Lawson cannot attend the meeting to discuss the above organization.

LEDYARD, H.B., President, Michigan Central Railroad Company

Box 6 Folder 39 H.B. Ledyard June 26, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Encloses proxy, as requested by Ellsworth.
Box 6 Folder 40 H.B. Ledyard April 7, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Ledyard forwards a $50,000 subscription for the Exposition's 6% Debenture Bonds. [Due to the large amount of remaining bonds and the Exposition's growing deficit, the Fair's administration implored the railroads to purchase the remaining 6% bonds to quickly gain capital.]
Box 6 Folder 41 H.B. Ledyard August 28, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Accepts Ellsworth's invitation to meet Charles Perkins (President, Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company) and other railroad company presidents.
Box 6 Folder 42 H.B. Ledyard September 29, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Ledyard congratulates Ellsworth for the sale of all remaining 6% Debenture Bonds and the eradication of the Fair's operating deficit.
Box 6 Folder 43 H.B. Ledyard October 12, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Letter thanking Ellsworth for the invitation to lodge at his house while Ledyard visits the Fair.

LEECH, EDWARD O., Director of the Mint, Bureau of the Mint, U. S. Treasury Department

Box 6 Folder 44 Edward O. Leech August 31, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Reports the Exposition will be responsible for the selection of the image to be used on the Columbian half dollar.
Box 6 Folder 45 Edward O. Leech September 9, 1892; typed letter signed (copy) to Ferd Peck, Chairman, WCE Finance Committee, 3 p. (3 copies). Refers to the design and production of the Columbian half dollar, especially the reverse side. Leech reports the Mint Department will proceed to prepare a model of Columbus' head for the front of the coin and forwards two designs for the reverse side for Peck's approval.
Box 6 Folder 46 Edward O. Leech September 10, 1892; typed letter signed (copy) to Ferd Peck, 1 p. (3 copies). Letter refers to the design of the Columbian half dollar, especially the rendering of the Western Continent on the reverse side of the coin.

LEFENS, THIES J., Secretary/Treasurer, Siepp Brewing Company; Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors; Chairman, Committee on Foreign Exhibits, WCE; Member, Committee on Agriculture, WCE

Box 6 Folder 47 Thies J. Lefens November 13, 1894; autographed letter signed, 2 p. Reports in favor of establishing a permanent organization of World's Fair Directors.

MANVEL, ALLEN, President, Atchison, Topeka & the Santa Fe Rail Road

Box 6 Folder 48 Allen Manvel October 19, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Thanks Ellsworth for tickets to the WCE Inaugural Ceremonies.

MASON, FRANK H., Consul-General, Franfort-am-Main, Germany; Purchaser of Lorenzo Lotto portrait of Columbus, through William Eleroy Curtis, as agent for Ellsworth

Box 6 Folder 49 Frank H. Mason March 9, [no year]; typed letter signed, 1 p. Reports Cornell University President Adams, author of a history on Columbus, finds the Lorenzo Lotto portrait of the navigator "more nearly represents what Columbus probably was than any other portrait that I have ever seen." Mason adds that he feels the portrait will become the standard image of Columbus all over the country. Mason also informs Ellsworth that he is giving Adams the right to reproduce the painting on the cover of his book on Columbus.
Box 6 Folder 50 Frank H. Mason September 18, [no year]; autographed letter signed to William Eleroy Curtis, 1 p. Letter referred to Ellsworth. Mason reports the arrival of the Lotto portrait of Columbus to Frankfort and observes that it is in the style of the "old masters which no living man can paint today."
Box 6 Folder 51 Frank H. Mason November 3, [no year]; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Mason writes to thank Ellsworth for his suggestions on copyrighting the Lotto portrait, photographing it, and selling prints at the Fair; but, states it would be too difficult to make the copyrighting arrangements from Germany. Asks Ellsworth to make negatives of the portrait in Chicago and deposit them for copyright, in Mason's name, at the Library of Congress.
Box 6 Folder 52 Frank H. Mason November 6, [no year]; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Mason updates Ellsworth on his search for the ancient book of Ptolemy Ellsworth wishes to purchase. Mason also refers to the distribution of the photographic negatives of the Lotto portrait of Columbus and the sale of the corresponding photographic prints at the Fair.
Box 6 Folder 53 Frank H. Mason November 28, [no year]; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Mason reports he sent a large "autotype" (high quality photograph) of the Lotto portrait of Columbus to Ellsworth. Requests a number of souvenir Exposition coins.
Box 6 Folder 54 Frank H. Mason December 7, [no year]; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Mason reports sending Ellsworth six photographs of the Columbus portrait taken by master photographer Haufstaengel, and apologizes for the high price of the prints ($1.50).
Box 6 Folder 55 Frank H. Mason July 2, 1891; typed letter (copy) signed to William Eleroy Curtis, 3 p. Mason tells Curtis of his research and work for an article at St. Die, France. Mason also writes of meeting Gaston Save, an artist and expert on the Cosmographia Introductio (an early map of the New World). Mason also forwards notes on books containing portraits of Columbus, and Ptolemeic maps representing the newly discovered Western Hemisphere.
Box 6 Folder 56 Frank H. Mason September 4, 1891; telegram to William Eleroy Curtis, 1 p. Reports: "Bought [Lotto portrait of Columbus] for thirteen hundred..."
Box 6 Folder 57 Frank H. Mason September 11, 1891; autographed letter signed to William Eleroy Curtis, 1 p. Acknowledges receipt of Ellsworth's telegram. Refers to the purchase of the Lotto portrait of Columbus, and Ellsworth's subsequent payment to Mason for the painting.
Box 6 Folder 58 Frank H. Mason September 18, 1891; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Letter refers to five antiquarian books Ellsworth wishes to purchase. Mason also reports the Lotto portrait has arrived in his possession and congratulates Ellsworth on its acquisition. Mason reports he drew $1300.00 for the painting from William Eleroy Curtis before he knew that Ellsworth was actually its buyer.
Box 6 Folder 59 Frank H. Mason September 30, 1891; autographed letter signed to William Eleroy Curtis, 1 p. Refers to the five antiquarian books Ellsworth wants to purchase.
Box 6 Folder 60 Frank H. Mason October 1, 1891; autographed letter signed to William Eleroy Curtis, 1 p. Mason discusses the [resale] value of the Columbus portrait and further describes its authenticity as a work by one of the great artists of the Venetian School. Mason further elborates on the provenance of the portrait: painted in 1501-02 for Domenico Pisani, a Venetian Ambassador in the Court of Spain at Granada.
Box 6 Folder 61 Frank H. Mason October 6, 1891; autographed letter signed (with copy) to William Eleroy Curtis, 4 p. Mason asks Curtis to thank Ellsworth for reimbursing him for expenses incurred in the purchase of the Lotto portrait. Reports the portrait has been the "sensation of the period in Frankfort," and further comments on expert opinions on the work.
Box 6 Folder 62 Frank H. Mason October 12, 1891; autographed letter signed to William Eleroy Curtis, 1 p. Reports his manuscript on St. Die is completed. Informs Mason that the Lotto portrait is in Paris, ready for transport to the United States.
Box 6 Folder 63 Frank H. Mason November 26, 1891; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Mason expresses alarm that the Lotto portrait has not yet arrived in Chicago; and assures Ellsworth he will keep confidential that Ellsworth purchased the painting.
Box 6 Folder 64 Frank H. Mason December 27, 1891; typed letter signed, 1 p. Mason refers to the problems surrounding the transport of the Lotto portrait of Columbus to the United States. Mason also refers to an article by Salvatore Ranieri (an Italian art authority), who concludes that the portrait "is the one great original Archetype, from which all others that are of interest, historically, have been more or less directly derived."
Box 6 Folder 65 Frank H. Mason January 4, 1892; typed letter signed (copy) to William Eleroy Curtis, 4 p. Mason refers to his publication on St. Die, and to other articles being written on Christopher Columbus.
Box 6 Folder 66 Frank H. Mason January 4, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Mason informs Ellsworth that Salvatore Ranieri is a Columbus aficionado, not an art authority, as previously thought. Mason suggests Ellsworth send the Columbus portrait to William Eleroy Curtis for advance publicity and exhibition at the State Department.
Box 6 Folder 67 Frank H. Mason January 12, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Mason thanks Ellsworth for payment for photographs of the Lotto portrait and refers to the copyright issues for the painting. Mason also forwards a copy of an article by Salvatore Ranieri on the portrait.
Box 6 Folder 68 Frank H. Mason February 10, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Mason regrets that the Lotto portrait is still being held by the Custom House. Refers to an article in Cosmopolitan, and a future article being written on the portrait by art critic John VanDyke.
Box 6 Folder 69 Frank H. Mason October 19, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Mason's letter refers to photographic representations of the Columbus portrait, and Ellsworth's struggle to get the Lotto image used for a Columbian coin.
Box 6 Folder 70 Frank H. Mason October 31, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Mason notifies Ellsworth he is forwarding twelve photographic reproductions of the portrait taken by Braun.
Box 6 Folder 71 Frank H. Mason November 21, 1892; typed letter signed, 2 p. Letter enclosing a copy of an article in the Westminster Review on the Lotto portrait, which Mason suggests should be published also in the Chicago Tribune to "neutralize some of the rot that has been printed in some of the minor papers..."
Box 6 Folder 72 Frank H. Mason November 23, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Mason refers to the VanDyke article on the Lotto portrait published in The Century. Mason also sends Ellsworth an enlarged Braun autotype photograph of the painting and questions whether photographs of this size and quality could be sold at the Fair.
Box 6 Folder 73 Frank H. Mason December 26, 1892; typed letter signed (copy) to Curtis, 1 p. Mason sends Curtis the Salvatore Ranieri article on the Columbus portrait and mentions the Custom House's delay in releasing the work to Ellsworth.
    Frank H. Mason SEE ALSO: Ellsworth Incoming Correspondence: Curtis, William Eleroy; Delle Rovere, Antonio; VanDyke, John

MATHER, SAM

Box 6 Folder 74 Sam Mather November 7, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Letter thanking Ellsworth for tickets to the Inaugural Ceremonies of the Exposition.

MATTHEWS, W.S.B., Editor, Music

Box 6 Folder 75 W.S.B. Matthews August 7, [1893]; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Matthews recommends maintaining the Exposition orchestra until the end of all Fair activities.

MAYER, CHARLES

Box 6 Folder 76 Charles Mayer April 26, 1893; telegram (copy), 1 p. Message thanking Ellsworth for his kindness.

MAYER, CHARLES F., President, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company

Box 6 Folder 77 Charles F. Mayer April 26, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Regrets he cannot attend the Opening Ceremonies of the Fair on May 1, 1893.

MAYNARD, GEORGE, Artist, worked in the Agriculture Building

Box 6 Folder 78 George Maynard Undated; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Accepting an Ellsworth invitation.

McCLELLAN, MRS. D.C.

Box 6 Folder 79 Mrs. D.C. McClellan Undated; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Offers a "relic given by [George] Washington's nephew" for sale to the Exposition to help finance her trip to a sanatarium in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

McCOOK, HENRY

Box 6 Folder 80 Henry McCook November 15, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Acknowledging receipt of a souvenir Columbian medal.

McCORMICK, CYRUS H., JR., President, McCormick Harvesting Machine Company

Box 6 Folder 81 Cyrus H. McCormick, Jr. January 5, 1893; letter from W.P. Selleck, 1 p. Acknowledging receipt of McCormick's Fair badge.
Box 6 Folder 82 Cyrus H. McCormick, Jr. January 10, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Letter thanking Ellsworth for the Fair badge.

McCORMICK, ROBERT S., Commissioner to Great Britain, Department of Foreign Affairs, World's Columbian Commission (WCC)

Box 6 Folder 83 Robert S. McCormick July 30, 1891; typed letter (copy) signed to McCormick from Herbert deReuter, 1 p. Letter referred to Ellsworth. Offers the services of Reuters' telegram company, and space on the premises of their London offices to the Exposition for McCormick's use.
Box 6 Folder 84 Robert S. McCormick September 3, 1891; autographed letter signed to Walker Fearn, Chief of the Department of Foreign Affairs), 1 p. Letter referred to Ellsworth. McCormick reports to Fearn that the office for the Exposition's English representatives is ready for occupancy and requests funds for the operation of the office.
Box 6 Folder 85 Robert S. McCormick September 3, 1891; autographed letter signed to Walker Fearn, 4 p. Encloses an estimate of operating expenses for the Fair's London office, including advertising and printed material, travel, official bulletins, entertainment, etc.
Box 6 Folder 86 Robert S. McCormick November 24, 1891; typed letter signed to J.G. Shortall, 1 p. Letter referred to Ellsworth. McCormick reports he would like to write on existing and future (John Crerar) Chicago libraries to "let people see that there is something in Chicago besides 'pork packing establishments'..."

McCREA, JAMES, First Vice President, Pennsylvania Rail Road Company

Box 6 Folder 87 James McCrea January 24, [no year]; telegram, 1 p. Informs Ellsworth N.P. Shortridge, President of the Pennsylvania Rail Road Company, wishes to meet with Ellsworth before they subscribe to the Exposition's 6% Debenture Bonds.
Box 6 Folder 88 James McCrea February 11, 1892; typed letter, 1 p. Informs Ellsworth that the railroads have agreed to give Ellsworth their proxies.
Box 6 Folder 89 James McCrea September 19, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Wishes to arrange for tickets and seats to the Dedication Ceremonies of the Exposition for the officers and directors of the Pennsylvania Railroad.
Box 6 Folder 90 James McCrea September 22, [1892]; telegram, 1 p. Reports the Pennsylvania Railroad is pleased to supply a special train from Washington to Chicago to transport President Cleveland and other officials to the Fair.
Box 6 Folder 91 James McCrea September 23, [1892]; telegram, 1 p. Refers to the return trip on the special train to Washington of the dignitaries attending the Dedication Ceremonies of the Fair.
Box 6 Folder 92 James McCrea September 29, [1892]; telegram, 1 p. Recommends Ellsworth speak with George Pullman regarding the special train for the President of the United States and other dignitaries.
Box 6 Folder 93 James McCrea October 14, [1892]; telegram, 1 p. Recommends that details for furnishing the special train for dignitaries be completed as soon as possible.
Box 6 Folder 94 James McCrea October 17, [1892]; telegram, 1 p. Requests additional information for the specialized train.
Box 6 Folder 95 James McCrea October 18, [1892]; telegram, 1 p. Informs Ellsworth on the final arrangements for the train which will transport dignitaries from Washington to the Fair.
Box 6 Folder 96 James McCrea August 24, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Accepting an Ellsworth invitation.

McHALE, P., Assistant to Cardinal Gibbons, Archbishop of Baltimore

Box 6 Folder 97 P. McHale Undated, typed letter, 1 p. Reports Cardinal Gibbons cannot take any action regarding the donation of the materials the Vatican displayed at the Fair to the Columbian Museum until he speaks with Vatican personnel.

McKIM, C.F., McKim, Mead & White

Box 6 Folder 98 C.F. McKim September 2, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Regrets he cannot accept an Ellsworth invitation.

McMULLIN, J.C., Vice President, Chicago & Alton Railroad

Box 6 Folder 99 J.C. McMullin February, 1892; typed letter from the Committee appointed to elect railroad representatives to the WCE Board of Directors, 1 p. Refers to the representation of railroading interests at the Fair. Letter requests the railroad representatives execute blank proxies to Ellsworth.

McNALLY, ANDREW, Rand, McNally & Company, Printers and Publishers; Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors; Member, Ways & Means Committee, WCE; Member, Committee on Manufacturers & Machinery, WCE

Box 6 Folder 100 Andrew McNally November 13, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. McNally writes in support of the proposed establishment of a permanent organization of World's Fair Directors, with Lyman Gage as its President.

McPHIMM, S.J.

Box 6 Folder 101 S.J. McPhimm Undated; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Accepts Ellsworth's invitation to view Francis Millet's painting, "Angelus."

MEDILL, Joseph, The Chicago Tribune; Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors

Box 7 Folder 1 Joseph Medill May 17, 1890; typed letter signed, 1 p. Refers to the construction of the lake front land allocated for the Fair.
Box 7 Folder 2 Joseph Medill November 19, 1894; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Reports he is not "very sentimental" and does not expect to attend any meetings of former World's Fair directors. Medill does propose, however, that near the year 1900 it "would be advisable to begin an agitation for locating the national capitol in Chicago..."

MEREDITH, William M., Chief, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, U.S. Treasury Department

Box 7 Folder 3 William M. Meredith May 3, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Requests use of Lorenzo Lotto portrait of Columbus for reproduction on notes and securities of the United States.
Box 7 Folder 4 William M. Meredith May 7, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Acknowledges receipt of Ellsworth's letter granting the Treasury Department permission to use the Lotto portrait for reproduction (engraving). Meredith also acknowledges Ellsworth's request to have the first issued note or security bearing the image of the portrait.
Box 7 Folder 5 William M. Meredith July 15, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Meredith thanks Ellsworth for allowing him to use the Lotto portrait in his engraving of the Columbian coin.

MICHAELS, H., Manager, Moorish Palace, Midway Plaisance, World's Columbian Exposition

Box 7 Folder 6 H. Michaels August 3, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Encloses a ticket for Ellsworth to "the best show on the Midway."

MILLER, W.H.H., Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice

Box 7 Folder 7 W.H.H. Miller May 5, 1891; typed letter (copy) to the Secretary of State with copy letter of July 17, 1891 from William Maury, Acting Attorney General, 3 p. Refers to the contract-labor laws protecting the foreign skilled laborers working at the Exposition's foreign exhibits. The intent of the legislation is to protect the American workers from any "unnatural rivalry" with foreign laborers.

MILLET, FRANCIS D., Artist; Director of Decorations and Functions, WCE

Box 7 Folder 8 Francis D. Millet May 9, [no year]; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Requests a bronze badge for Captain Frederick Symonds, Superintendent, Marine Division, Department of Transportation, WCE.
Box 7 Folder 9 Francis D. Millet August 6, 1892; typed letter signed, 2 p. Millet lists his objections to the wording of the invitations to the Dedicatory Ceremonies.
Box 7 Folder 10 Francis D. Millet November 20, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Acknowledging receipt of his Fair badge.
Box 7 Folder 11 Francis D. Millet January 17, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Request for 10 new Fair badges.
Box 7 Folder 12 Francis D. Millet October 3, 1893; typed letter signed, 2 p. Offers suggestions for the design of special Exposition medals.
    Francis D. Millet SEE ALSO: Ellsworth Departmental Records - Department of Works, Department of Decorations & Functions

MONROE, HARRIET, Poet; author of "The Columbian Ode"

Box 7 Folder 13 Harriet Monroe February 6, [no year]; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Invites Ellsworth (and Eugene Field) to meet L.J.B. Lincoln.
Box 7 Folder 14 Harriet Monroe November 2, 1891; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Requests Ellsworth to attend a meeting of the WCE Committee on Ceremonies. Monroe is scheduled to read her Columbian Commemoration Ode for approval by the Committee.
Box 7 Folder 15 Harriet Monroe November 12, 1891; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Thanks Ellsworth for his appreciation of her poem and for making the motion at the Meeting of the Committee on Ceremonies to accept it as the official commemoration ode for the Exposition.
Box 7 Folder 16 Harriet Monroe December 23, 1891; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Sends Ellsworth a copy of The Nation, containing a review of Monroe's latest publication.
Box 7 Folder 17 Harriet Monroe February 15, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Monroe invites Ellsworth to a reading of her "Columbian Ode."
    Harriet Monroe SEE ALSO: Ellsworth Ephemera, Poem

MUGHAGHGALIN, FADDUB, Turkish Theater

Box 7 Folder 18 Faddub Mughaghgalin September 1, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Regrets he cannot send any dancers from his company to the Exposition.

MULCAHY, FRANK

Box 7 Folder 19 Frank Mulcahy October 28, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Letter thanking Ellsworth for a souvenir medal.

MYERS, CHARLES W.

Box 7 Folder 20 Charles W. Myers April 8, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Offers a letter written by George Washington (dated November 21, 1777) and "other relics" to the Exposition; requests "any information", i.e., value of pieces.

NATHAN, ADOLPH, Partner, Ruh, Nathan & Fischer Company, clothing & woolens; Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors; Member, Committee on Manufacturers and Machinery, WCE

Box 7 Folder 21 Adolph Nathan November 10, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Approves of the creation of a permanent organization of World's Fair directors, with Lyman Gage or Harlow Higinbotham as first President.

NELSON, ROBERT, Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors

Box 7 Folder 22 Robert Nelson November 22, 1894; autographed letter signed, 2 p. Reports he is not interested in joining or participating in an organization of World's Fair directors.

NEWELL, JOHN, President, The Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway Company

Box 7 Folder 23 John Newell Undated; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Newell notes his travel plans.
Box 7 Folder 24 John Newell July, 1891; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Arranges to meet Ellsworth in Albany, New York.
Box 7 Folder 25 John Newell February 12, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Refers to plans for a railway terminal at the Fair. Reports, however, that he would not consider elevated tracks for the Exposition station.
Box 7 Folder 26 John Newell February 19, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Refers to proxies for the railroad companies.
Box 7 Folder 27 John Newell May 16, 1892; typed letter signed to Joaquin Vargas, 1 p. Letter referred to Ellsworth. Letter introducing Vargas to Ellsworth.
Box 7 Folder 28 John Newell May 28, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Acknowledges receipt of Ellsworth's letter regarding the entrance to the Fair grounds.
Box 7 Folder 29 John Newell February 3, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Refers to the Exposition Company's request that the railroads purchase the remaining WCE 6% Debenture Bonds. Newell reports, "no authority was given to make the subscription you request."
Box 7 Folder 30 John Newell September 30, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Newell writes: "I am very glad to learn of the success of the Exposition."
Box 7 Folder 31 John Newell October 6, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Tentatively accepting an Ellsworth invitation.

NICHOLS, H.D.

Box 7 Folder 32 H.D. Nichols September 3, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Accepting an Ellsworth invitation.

NICHOLS, H.N., Vice President, The Oceanic Trading Company

Box 7 Folder 33 H.N. Nichols October 27, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Offers the large Samoan war canoe used in their Fair exhibit for sale to the Exposition.

NIXON, WILLIAM PENN, The Interocean

Box 7 Folder 34 William Penn Nixon August 31, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Accepting an Ellsworth invitation.

NOBLE, F.H. & COMPANY, President, F.H. Noble & Company, Jewelers

Box 7 Folder 35 F.H. Noble & Company October 20, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Refers to the production and sale of souvenir Fair badges.

OAKES, THOMAS F., President, Northern Pacific Rail Road

Box 7 Folder 36 Thomas F. Oakes December 9, 1891; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Accepting an Ellsworth invitation to the opera.

O'CONNELL, DENNIS JOSEPH, Priest; Head of the American College at Rome

Box 7 Folder 37 Dennis Joseph O’Connell November 14, 1893; telegram (copy), 1 p. Reports on Cardinal Rampolla's selection of several items exhibited at the Fair to be donated to the Columbian Museum.

ODELL, JOHN J. PEAVEY, President, Union National Bank of Chicago; Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors; Chairman, Committee on Manufacturers & Machinery, WCE; Member, Committee on Finance, WCE

Box 7 Folder 38 John J. Peavey Odell November 10, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Favors a permanent organization of the WCE Directors as a social organization, after the Board's "affairs are all wound up."
Box 7 Folder 39 John J. Peavey Odell [April, 1895]; autographed note, 1 p. Accepting Ellsworth's invitation to meet in regard to the above organization.

ONAHAN, WILLIAM J., President, Home Savings Bank of Chicago; Prominent Catholic Spokesman; Member, General Committee on Temperance Congresses, Department of Religion, World's Congress Auxiliary (WCX)

Box 7 Folder 40 William J. Onahan February 7, [no year]; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Forwards Ellsworth's correspondence from Cardinal Gibbons, Archbishop of Baltimore.

P----------, ROBERT

Box 7 Folder 41 Robert P----- Undated; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Accepting an Ellsworth invitation.

PALMER, BERTHA M. HONORE, President, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Lady Managers; President, Woman's Branch, World's Congress Auxliary (WCX)

Box 7 Folder 42 Bertha M. Honore Palmer March 30, [no year]; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Refers to the French art section at the Exposition.
Box 7 Folder 43 Bertha M. Honore Palmer June 3, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Inquires about the souvenir medals designed for the artists exhibiting works at the Fair.
Box 7 Folder 44 Bertha M. Honore Palmer January 15, 1894; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Thanks Ellsworth for the Exposition ribbon.
Box 7 Folder 45 Bertha M. Honore Palmer November 23, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Supports the creation of a permanent organization of World's Fair Directors.

PALMER, POTTER, Proprieter, Palmer House Hotel

Box 7 Folder 46 Potter Palmer Undated; letter, 1 p. Acknowledges receipt of Palmer's Exposition badge.

PEASLEY, J.C., First Vice President, Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company; Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors

Box 7 Folder 47 J.C. Peasley November 21, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Supports the creation of a permanent organization of World's Fair directors.

PECK, FERDINAND (FERD), Attorney; President Auditorium Association; First Vice President, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE); Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors; Chairman, Committee on Finance, WCE; Chairman, General Division of Opera Houses and Music Halls, Department of Music, World's Congress Auxiliary (WCX); Member, General Committee on Places of Meeting, WCX

Box 7 Folder 48 Ferdinand Peck (Ferd) April 15, 1891; typed letter signed, 1 p. Informs Ellsworth he was elected a WCE Director. Refers to fellow WCE Board member Charles T. Yerkes' opposition to Ellsworth's nomination to the Board.
Box 7 Folder 49 Ferdinand Peck (Ferd) November 7, 1892; typed letter, 1 p. Requests Ellsworth purchase a number of the remaining Exposition bonds; reports the other directors have each purchased a subscription for $25,000.
Box 7 Folder 50 Ferdinand Peck (Ferd) November 9, 1892; typed letter, 1 p. Requests Ellsworth meet with the railroad companies regarding the purchase of the remaining Exposition 6% Debenture Bonds.
Box 7 Folder 51 Ferdinand Peck (Ferd) April 20, 1893; typed letter from Peck and the Columbian Monument Committee, 1 p. Invitation to attend the unveiling of the Columbus monument.
Box 7 Folder 52 Ferdinand Peck (Ferd) August 8, 1893; letter, 1 p. Announces a meeting of the WCE Finance Committee.
Box 7 Folder 53 Ferdinand Peck (Ferd) August 30, 1893; typed letter, 1 p. Accepting an Ellsworth invitation to meet with the railroad company presidents.
Box 7 Folder 54 Ferdinand Peck (Ferd) October 21, 1893; typed letter, 1 p. Peck writes that he approves "the idea of Columbus Day badges."
Box 7 Folder 55 Ferdinand Peck (Ferd) November 14, 1893; typed letter, 1 p. Announces a meeting of the WCE Finance Committee.
Box 7 Folder 56 Ferdinand Peck (Ferd) June 22, 1894; letter, 1 p. Peck calls a meeting of the WCE Finance Committee as requested by Ellsworth.

PERKINS, CHARLES E., President, Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Rail Road Company

Box 7 Folder 57 Charles F. Perkins 57. January 26, 1893; typed letter (copy) to J.C. Peasley (1st Vice President, CB&Q Rail Road), 1 p. Letter referred to Ellsworth. Announces the railroad is purchasing a $100,000 subscription to the Exposition's 6% Debenture Bonds, and authorizes Peasley to make payment for same. Requests that the purchase of the bonds be kept confidential.
Box 7 Folder 58 Charles F. Perkins 58. April 17, 1893; telegram, 1 p. Refers to the publication of a story on the Fair.
Box 7 Folder 59 Charles F. Perkins 59. April 17, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Acknowledges receipt of Ellsworth's correspondence and restates the railroad's position on the publication of a story on the Exposition and railroad involvement.
Box 7 Folder 60 Charles F. Perkins 60. April 21, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Regrets he cannot attend the Opening Ceremonies of the Fair.
Box 7 Folder 61 Charles F. Perkins 61. August 24, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Accepting an Ellsworth invitation.
Box 7 Folder 62 Charles F. Perkins 62. October 3, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Regrets he could not attend a dinner hosted by Ellsworth.
Box 7 Folder 63 Charles F. Perkins 63. October 5, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Regrets he cannot accept an Ellsworth invitation.

PHELPS, ERSKINE M., Phelps & Dodge; Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors; Member, Committee on Buildings & Grounds, WCE; Member, Committee on Manufacturers & Machinery, WCE

Box 7 Folder 64 Erskine M. Phelps December 24, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Requests delivery of his Fair badge.
Box 7 Folder 65 Erskine M. Phelps November 12, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Phelps reports in favor of creating a permanent organization of World's Fair Directors.
Box 7 Folder 66 Erskine M. Phelps April 3, 1895; letter signed, 1 p. Accepting an Ellsworth invitation to meet regarding the above organization.

PIKE, EUGENE, Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors

Box 7 Folder 67 Eugene Pike November 22, 1894; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Writes in favor of the proposed permanent association of World's Fair directors as a social and civic organization.

PLATT, THOMAS C., President, U.S. Express Company

Box 7 Folder 68 Thomas C. Platt February 13, 1892; typed letter signed with autographed note from C.H. Crosby, 1 p. Acknowledges receipt of Ellsworth's telegram in regard to a disagreement between the WCE and the U.S. Express Company. Crosby reports he will meet with the U.S. Express Company's stock holders regarding the transfer of power of attorney to Ellsworth.

POND, FRANK

Box 7 Folder 69 Frank Pond April 28, 1893; autographed letter signed to John Dickinson, 1 p. Letter referred to Ellsworth. Offers "the star that Washington wore on his hat during the revolution" for sale to the Exposition.

PORTER, H.H.

Box 7 Folder 70 H.H. Porter October 18, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Requests two tickets to the Fair's Dedicatory Ceremonies.
Box 7 Folder 71 H.H. Porter April 29, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Acknowledges receipt of an Ellsworth letter.
Box 7 Folder 72 H.H. Porter August 29, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Accepting an Ellsworth invitation.

PORTER, WASHINGTON, Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors; Member, Committee on Agriculture, WCE; Member, Ways & Means Committee, WCE

Box 7 Folder 73 Washington Porter November 12, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Favors the creation of a permanent organization of World's Fair Directors.
Box 7 Folder 74 Washington Porter [April, 1895]; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Tentatively accepts Ellsworth's invitation to meet regarding the above organization.

PRESTON, R.E., Director of the Mint, U.S. Treasury Department

Box 7 Folder 75 R.E. Preston October 26, 1893; telegram (copy) to A.F. Seeburger (Treasurer, WCE), 1 p. Referred to Ellsworth. Reports the unsold Columbian half dollars are being held subject to Congress' decision regarding their recoinage.
Box 7 Folder 76 R.E. Preston October 27, 1893; telegram (copy) to A.F. Seeburger from J.G. Carlisle (Secretary of the U.S. Mint), 1 p. Referred to Ellsworth. Reports the cost of recoining 2,500,000 Columbian half dollars will be $37,500.
Box 7 Folder 77 R.E. Preston November 7, 1893; typed letter (copy) to A.F. Seeburger, 1 p. Letter referred to Ellsworth. Informs Seeburger that the estimated cost of recoining the unsold Columbian half dollars is the lowest possible estimate.
Box 7 Folder 78 R.E. Preston December 2, 1893; typed letter (copy) to A.F. Seeburger, 1 p. Letter referred to Ellsworth. Preston instructs Seeburger on payment for the recoinage of the Columbian half dollars.
Box 7 Folder 79 R.E. Preston December 11, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Encloses letter and Ellsworth's receipted voucher for the recoining of the Columbian half dollars.
Box 7 Folder 80 R.E. Preston April 11, 1894; typed letter (copy) to Harlow Higinbotham (President, WCE), 1 p. Letter referred to Ellsworth. Requests Higinbotham approve recoinage of unsold Columbian half dollars as soon as possible.
Box 7 Folder 81 R.E. Preston May 21, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Refers to the $570,880 in Columbian half dollars that were neither put into circulation nor recoined.
Box 7 Folder 82 R.E. Preston June 20, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Informs Ellsworth that the remaining $570,880 in Columbian half dollars will be issued by the Treasury Department unless the expense for their recoinage is paid.
Box 7 Folder 83 R.E. Preston September 18, 1894; telegram, 1 p. Informs Ellsworth to apply in writing for return of his certificate of deposit.
Box 7 Folder 84 R.E. Preston September 22, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Acknowledges receipt of Ellsworth's $40,390.80 for the recoinage of 2,500,000 Columbian half dollars. Reports he has forwarded the amount to the Secretary of the Treasury with a refund request for Ellsworth.
    R.E. Preston SEE ALSO: Ellsworth Incoming Correspondence, Seeburger, Anthony

PULLMAN, GEORGE, President, Pullman Palace Car Company

Box 7 Folder 85 George Pullman September 2, [no year]; letter, 1 p. Accepts an Ellsworth invitation.
Box 7 Folder 86 George Pullman October 10, [no year]; letter, 1 p. Accepts an Ellsworth invitation.
Box 7 Folder 87 George Pullman October 18, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Thanks Ellsworth for seat and train tickets to the Dedicatory Ceremonies of the Fair.

PULLMAN PALACE CAR COMPANY

Box 7 Folder 88 Pullman Palace Car Company November 9, 1892; typed letter signed by F.C.N. Robertson, Auditor, 2 p. Itemized bill for cars and special trains provided for dignitaries attending the Dedication Ceremonies of the Fair.

PUTNAM, FREDERIC WARD, Professor of American Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University Chief, World's Columbian Commission (WCC) Department of Ethnology and Archaeology; Chairman, General Division of Anthropology, Department of Science & Philosophy, World's Congress Auxiliary (WCX)

Box 7 Folder 89 Frederic Ward Putnam September 19, 1892; typed letter signed, 2 p. Refers to the reduction of space allocated for the Department of Ethnology, and asks Ellsworth to appeal to the Executive Committee on behalf of Department M, Ethnology.
Box 7 Folder 90 Frederic Ward Putnam August 9, 1893; typed letter signed from Franz Doas (Secretary, International Congress of Anthropology), 1 p. Announces a meeting of the Committees on an International Congress of Anthropology.

RAMPOLLA, CARDINAL MARIANO, Papal Secretary of State, The Vatican

Box 8 Folder 1 Cardinal Mariano Rampolla November 11, 1893; telegram (copy) to the President of the Columbian Museum Committee, 1 p. Reports Pope Leo XIII will permit the portrait of Alexander VI and the photographic reproductions of Columbian manuscripts, exhibited by the Vatican at the Fair, to remain in Chicago for exhibition at the Columbian Museum.

RAND McNALLY & COMPANY, Printers and Publishers

Box 8 Folder 2 Rand McNally & Company October 3, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Request to use the image of the Lorenzo Lotto portrait of Columbus for their publication on Columbus.

RAYMOND & WHITCOMB, RAYMOND'S VACATION EXCURSIONS

Box 8 Folder 3 Raymond & Whitcomb November 28, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Details plans for the publication of a guide in connection with the WCE. Autographed addenda to the letter refers to Raymond & Whitcomb's depot at the Midway Plaisance on the Fair grounds.
Box 8 Folder 4 Raymond & Whitcomb October 24, 1893; typed letter signed to WCE President Harlow Higinbotham, 1 p. Request for 10% reimbursement on the $52,000 in admission tickets bought by Raymond & Whitcomb.

REINHARTZ, CHARLES

Box 8 Folder 5 Charles Reinhartz August 31, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Accepting an Ellsworth invitation.

REVELL, ALEXANDER H., President, Alexander H. Revell & Company, furniture, carpets & desks Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors; Chairman, Committee on Press & Printing, WCE; Member, Committee on Liberal Arts, WCE; Member, Committee on Ceremonies, WCE

Box 8 Folder 6 Alexander H. Revell January 5, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Acknowledging receipt of his Exposition badge.
Box 8 Folder 7 Alexander H. Revell November 12, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Reports in favor of the creation of a permanent organization of World's Fair Directors.
Box 8 Folder 8 Alexander H. Revell April 3, 1895; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Tentatively accepts Ellsworth's invitation to attend a meeting on above organization.

RIPLEY, EDWARD P., 3rd Vice President, Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway; Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors; Chairman, Committee on Transportation, WCE; Member, Ways & Means Committee, WCE

Box 8 Folder 9 Edward P. Ripley November 13, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Reports in favor of the creation of a permanent organization of World's Fair Directors, to meet socially once a year.
Box 8 Folder 10 Edward P. Ripley March 30, [1895]; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Regrets he cannot attend the meeting to discuss the above organization.

ROBARTS, S.P.W., Manager, Java-Chicago Exhibition Syndicate

Box 8 Folder 11 S.P.W. Robarts December 6, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Forwards the address of the Java Exhibit in New York.

ROBERTS, GEORGE BROOKE, President, Pennsylvania Railroad Company

Box 8 Folder 12 George Brooke Roberts November 8, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Thanks Ellsworth for his hospitality during the Dedicatory Ceremonies.
Box 8 Folder 13 George Brooke Roberts October 2, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Congratulates Ellsworth on selling out the Exposition's 6% Debenture Bonds.
Box 8 Folder 14 George Brooke Roberts October 11, 1893; telegram, 1 p. Accepting an Ellsworth invitation.

ROSENGARTEN, J.G.

Box 8 Folder 15 J.G. Rosengarten October 27, 1893; autographed letter signed with name card, 1 p. Regrets he could not accept an Ellsworth invitation. Rosengarten also reports securing "some characteristic things for the Drexel Institute, - nothing of much money value, - Indian and other Oriental stuffs, the native looms, curious tools..."

ROTHSCHILD, ABRAM M., E. Rothschild & Brothers; Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors

Box 8 Folder 16 Abram M. Rothschild November 19, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Reports in favor of establishing a permanent organization of World's Fair Directors, with Lyman Gage as its first President.

RUSSELL, MARTIN, The Chicago Times

Box 8 Folder 17 Martin Russell [October, 1892]; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Letter requesting three invitations to the Dedicatory Ceremonies of the Fair.

RYERSON, MARTIN, Vice President, Field Columbian Museum; Benefactor, Art Institute of Chicago; Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors

Box 8 Folder 18 Martin Ryerson April 1, 1895; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Regrets he cannot attend the meeting to discuss the permanent organization of World's Fair Directors.

SAINT CLAIRE, JAMES W., Member, Council of Administration, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) / World's Columbian Commission (WCC); Commissioner from West Virginia, WCC; Chairman, Committee on Legislation, WCC; Member, Board of Reference & Control, WCC

Box 8 Folder 19 James W. Saint Claire May 21, 1893; autographed letter signed to Horace Tucker, 1 p. Requests admission to the Fair grounds for Ellsworth et al.

SAINT GAUDENS, AUGUSTUS, Sculptor; modeled "Diana" statue on the dome of the Agriculture Building, began statue of Columbus at entrance of Administration Building

Box 8 Folder 20 Augustus Saint Gaudens February 19, 1892; telegram, 1 p. Informs Ellsworth he will undertake work for the Exposition.
Box 8 Folder 21 Augustus Saint Gaudens March 5, 1892; telegram, 1 p. Reports he will complete work for the Exposition May 1, 1892.

SAUL, GEORGE W., President, The Cleveland, Akron & Columbus Railway Company; Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors; Member, Grounds & Buildings Committee, WCE; Member, Transportation Committee, WCE

Box 8 Folder 22 George W. Saul December 1, 1894; typed letter signed, 2 p. Saul reports in favor of creating a permanent organization of World's Fair Directors.

SAWYER, A.W., Secretary, Council of Administration, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) / World's Columbian Commission (WCC)

Box 8 Folder 23 A.W. Sawyer April 20, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Announces a meeting of the Council of Administration.
Box 8 Folder 24 A.W. Sawyer April 21, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Sawyer forwards Ellsworth a list of the piano exhibitors in the Liberal Arts Department.
Box 8 Folder 25 A.W. Sawyer May 15, 1893; typed letter signed, 2 p. Sawyer encloses new orders passed by the Council of Administration regarding the Bureau of Music.
Box 8 Folder 26 A.W. Sawyer May 16, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Sawyer acknowledges receipt of his Fair badge.
Box 8 Folder 27 A.W. Sawyer June 23, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Reports on Ellsworth's request on behalf of the Committee on Music. Ellsworth was Chairman of the Committee.
Box 8 Folder 28 A.W. Sawyer June 24, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Refers to Council matters regarding the Bureau of Music.
Box 8 Folder 29 A.W. Sawyer August 11, 1893; typed letter signed, 3 p. Sawyer refers to an appropriation of $700.00 for advertising bill posters for the Exposition.

SCHLADERMUNDT, H.T.

Box 8 Folder 30 H.T. Schladermundt September 2, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Accepting an Ellsworth invitation.

SCHNARS-ALQUIST, --

Box 8 Folder 31 ----- Schnars-Alquist April 22, [no year]; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Accepting an Ellsworth invitation.
Box 8 Folder 32 ----- Schnars-Alquist May 10, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Regrets he cannot accept an Ellsworth invitation.

SCHNEIDER, GEORGE, President, The National Bank of Illinois; Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors; Member, Committee on Agriculture, WCE; Member, Committee on Press & Printing, WCE; Member, Ways & Means Committee, WCE

Box 8 Folder 33 George Schneider November 13, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Reports in favor of establishing a permanent organization of World's Fair Directors.

SCHWAB, CHARLES H., Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors; Chairman, Committee on Mines, Mining & Fish, WCE; Member, Committee on Buildings & Grounds, WCE

Box 8 Folder 34 Charles H. Schwab November 17, 1894; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Schwab reports in favor of the creation of a permanent organization of World's Fair Directors.

SCOTT, JAMES W., Publisher, The Chicago Herald; President, American Newspaper Publishers Association; President, Chicago Press Club; Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors; Member, Committee on Press & Printing, WCE; Member, Committee on Ceremonies, WCE

Box 8 Folder 35 James W. Scott August 29, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Accepting an Ellsworth invitation.
Box 8 Folder 36 James W. Scott September 23, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Refers to the design for the Chicago Day badge.
Box 8 Folder 37 James W. Scott September 30, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Scott refers to the publication and sale of [Chicago Day] badges.
Box 8 Folder 38 James W. Scott September 30, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Scott informs Ellsworth that he will print stereotypes of the Chicago Day badges in the Herald.
Box 8 Folder 39 James W. Scott October 21, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Reports in favor of the creation of a Columbus Day badge and will "do all I can to help its sale."
Box 8 Folder 40 James W. Scott November 10, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Scott writes in support of the creation of a permanent organization of World's Fair directors.
Box 8 Folder 41 James W. Scott March 30, 1895; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Accepting an Ellsworth invitation to meet in regard to the above organization.

SEEBURGER, ANTHONY F., Treasurer, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE); Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors

Box 8 Folder 42 Anthony F. Seeburger January 7, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Reports WCE President Harlow Higinbotham took possession of the 100 special issue Columbian half dollars that Ellsworth specifically ordered from the U.S. Mint Department.
Box 8 Folder 43 Anthony F. Seeburger May 9, 1893; telegram, 1 p. Refers to an Ellsworth business dealing.
Box 8 Folder 44 Anthony F. Seeburger October 17, 1893; typed letter (copy) to John G. Carlisle, Secretary, U.S. Treasury, 1 p. Letter referred to Ellsworth. Seeburger informs Carlisle that the WCE Board of Directors authorized the recoinage of the 2.5 million remaining/unsold Columbian half dollars at a cost of $15,000 per million coins.
Box 8 Folder 45 Anthony F. Seeburger October 21, 1893; typed letter (copy) to John G. Carlisle, 1 p. Correspondence referred to Ellsworth. Refers to the recoining of the remaining Columbian half dollars.
Box 8 Folder 46 Anthony F. Seeburger October 30, 1893; telegram (copy) to John G. Carlisle, 1 p. Telegram referred to Ellsworth. Reports on action being taken by the Finance Committee in regard to the recoining of the Columbian half dollars.
Box 8 Folder 47 Anthony F. Seeburger November 1, 1893; telegram (copy) to John G. Carlisle, 1 p. Telegram referred to Ellsworth. Request to send 110,000 Columbian half dollars to the U.S. Mint at Philadelphia.
Box 8 Folder 48 Anthony F. Seeburger November 3, 1893; typed letter (copy) to John G. Carlisle, 1 p. Seeburger reports sending 110,000 Columbian half dollars to the Mint at Philadelphia for recoining.
Box 8 Folder 49 Anthony F. Seeburger December 4, 1893; telegram (copy) to R.E. Preston, Director of the Mint, 1 p. Correspondence referred to Ellsworth. Addresses the matter of issuing the 110,000 remaining Columbian half dollars to the public.
Box 8 Folder 50 Anthony F. Seeburger December 6, 1893; telegram (copy) to John G. Carlisle, 1 p. Refers to the payment for the recoining of the Columbian half dollars.
Box 8 Folder 51 Anthony F. Seeburger December 7, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Seeburger informs Ellsworth of a discrepancy in the cost of the recoinage of the Columbian half dollars.
Box 8 Folder 52 Anthony F. Seeburger December 7, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Seeburger instructs Ellsworth to remit a check in the amount of $40,398.80 for recoinage of the Columbian Half Dollar.
Box 8 Folder 53 Anthony F. Seeburger December 14, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Seeburger acknowledges receipt of Ellsworth's letter and voucher in the amount of $40,398.80 for the cost and transportation of recoining 2.5 million Columbian half dollars.
Box 8 Folder 54 Anthony F. Seeburger May 4, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Reports the U.S. Treasury Department holds 1,141,760 Columbian half dollars.
Box 8 Folder 55 Anthony F. Seeburger November 20, 1894; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Seeburger writes in support of the creation of a permanent organization of World's Fair Directors.
    Anthony F. Seeburger SEE ALSO: Ellsworth Incoming Correspondence, Preston, R.E.

SHANKLAND, EDWARD C.

Box 8 Folder 56 Edward C. Shankland September 2, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Accepting an Ellsworth invitation.

SHERMAN, JOHN B., Vice President & General Manager, Union Stock Yards; Member, Board of the South Park Commissioners

Box 8 Folder 57 September 12, 1896; typed letter signed, 1 p. Sherman reports in favor of the South Park Commissioners proposal to assume land at the lake front between Monroe and Jackson Streets.

SHIFLAW, WALTER, Artist, worked on the dome of the Manufactures & Liberal Arts Building

Box 8 Folder 58 Walter Shiflaw September 2, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Accepting an Ellsworth invitation.

SHORTRIDGE, N.P., Chairman, Finance Committee, Pennsylvania Railroad

Box 8 Folder 59 N.P. Shortridge January 24, 1893; telegram, 1 p. Reports his Finance Committee will meet with Ellsworth before they take any action to purchase a subscription to the Exposition's 6% Debenture Bonds.
Box 8 Folder 60 N.P. Shortridge January 26, 1893; telegram, 1 p. Shortridge reports he will be present at the Pennsylvania office [to meet with Ellsworth].

SHUMWAY, EDWARD G., Secretary, South Park Commissioners

Box 8 Folder 61 Edward G. Shumway August 13, 1896; typed letter signed, 1 p. Reports on the park matters Ellsworth wishes to discuss with J.F. Foster, Superintendent and Engineer of the South Park Commissioners, including: a lunch counter facility, a race course for bicyclists, the Artesian Well, and a police Patrol Boat in Jackson Park.
Box 8 Folder 62 Edward G. Shumway September 5, 1896; form letter signed, 1 p. Announcing a meeting of the South Park Commissioners.
Box 8 Folder 63 Edward G. Shumway April 12, 1900; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Shumway reports to Ellsworth on the activities of the South Park Commissioners, and that several members of the Commission regret Ellsworth's resignation as an officer of the South Park Board. Shumway further notes that Ellsworth's resignation has not been formally accepted by the Board and that he is "quite sure your continued service would be welcome to most of your fellow commissioners as it would yours sincerely..."

SIE HASSAN, BEN ALI

Box 8 Folder 64 Ben Ali Sie Hassan January 20, 1891; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Congratulates Ellsworth on the selection of Chicago as host of the World's Columbian Exposition. Sie Hassan assures Ellsworth he will bring together Turkish and Moroccan exhibitors to create a fine Oriental exhibit.
Box 8 Folder 65 Ben Ali Sie Hassan February 20, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Sie Hassan writes to Ellsworth about his travels and experiences in Morocco, and reports on various political situations there. Reports to Ellsworth about two doors from Jerusalem that he would have liked to bring to the Exposition but was unable to secure permission from the Priests.

SIMMONS, EDWARD E.

Box 8 Folder 66 Edward E. Simmons August 31, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Accepting an Ellsworth invitation.

SIMMS, STEPHEN CHAPMAN

Box 8 Folder 67 Stephen Chapman Simms December 23, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Presents Ellsworth with the only flag flying at the time of President Grover Cleveland's address at the Opening Ceremonies of the Exposition.

SKIFF, FRED J.V., Chief, Department of Mines and Mining

Box 8 Folder 68 Fred J.V. Skiff October 24, [1892]; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Thanks Ellsworth for presenting him with a souvenir bronze Fair badge.
Box 8 Folder 69 Fred J.V. Skiff May 5, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Skiff sadly reports he lost his bronze badge and requests another.
Box 8 Folder 70 Fred J.V. Skiff June 22, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Acknowledges receipt of his Fair badge.
Box 8 Folder 71 Fred J.V. Skiff January 16, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Refers to acquiring the Joss House Collection for the Columbian Museum.
Box 8 Folder 72 Fred J.V. Skiff January 29, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Skiff refers to the janitorial staff of the Columbian Museum.

SMITH, CHARLES EMORY, Journalist; Minister, Legation of the United States, St. Petersburg, Russia

Box 8 Folder 73 Charles Emory Smith July 16, [no year]; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Accepting an Ellsworth invitation.
Box 8 Folder 74 Charles Emory Smith December 22, 1890 and December 5, 1890; copy letters to James G. Blaine (U.S. Secretary of State) and General de Vlangoli (Adjutant of the Russian Imperial Ministry of Foreign Affairs), 4 p. Copies referred to Ellsworth. Blaine's letter addresses actions taken toward the loan of artwork from the Imperial Russian Government (Hermitage Museum) for exhibition at the Fair. Vlangoli's letter refers to Smith and Ellsworth's meeting with Vlangoli in regard to the proposed Russian exhibit at the Fair. The letter plots a formal plan for the transportation and exhibition of Russian artwork to Chicago.
Box 8 Folder 75 Charles Emory Smith January 9, 1891; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Personal to Ellsworth. Reports favorably in the loan of Russian artwork for the Exposition.
Box 8 Folder 76 Charles Emory Smith September 8, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Smith refers to the proposed loan of Russian paintings for exhibition at the Fair. Smith reports that there was no progress toward the loan of the artwork "because of the attitude which our government took." "I found that the project was not regarded with favor at Washington, and that it would not be pressed on any other governments."
Box 8 Folder 77 Charles Emory Smith July 17, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Accepting an Ellsworth invitation.

SMITH, FRED A., Captain, 12th Infantry, Adjutant, The Columbian Guard

Box 8 Folder 78 Fred A. Smith May 26, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Encloses information for Ellsworth.

SMITH, ORLAND

Box 8 Folder 79 Orland Smith October 6, 1892; telegram, 2 p. Reports the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad will provide a special train for the dignitaries attending the Dedicatory Ceremonies of the Exposition.

SOUTH PARK COMMISSIONERS

Box 8 Folder 80 South Park Commissioners November 17, 1893; form letter signed by William Best, Secretary, 1 p. Announces meeting of the Board of the South Park Commissioners.
Box 8 Folder 81 South Park Commissioners December 2, 1893; form letter signed by William Best, Secretary, 1 p. Announces meeting of the Board of the South Park Commissioners "to close the deal with the World's Columbian Exposition and other business."
Box 8 Folder 82 South Park Commissioners December 28, 1893; form letter signed by William Best, Secretary, 1 p. Announces meeting of the Board of the South Park Commissioners "to close the deal with the World's Columbian Exposition and other business."

SPAULDING & COMPANY, Gold & Silversmiths

Box 8 Folder 83 Spaulding & Company April 24, 1893; letter signed, 1 p. Refers to the timely completion of badges and ribbons for Exposition directors and administrators.
Box 8 Folder 84 Spaulding & Company May 24, 1893; letter signed by Edward Forman, Secretary, 1 p. Refers to the badges WCE President Harlow Higinbotham ordered.
Box 8 Folder 85 Spaulding & Company July 27, 1893; letter signed by Edward Forman, Secretary, 1 p. Reports Lloyd Lowndes, Member of the Committee on Awards, has procured his Fair badge.

SPENCER, S.

Box 8 Folder 86 S. Spencer April 22, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Regrets he cannot attend the Opening Ceremonies of the Exposition.

SPERRY, RUTH

Box 8 Folder 87 Ruth Sperry August 14, 1893; autographed letter signed, 2 p. Sperry addresses the questions of Sunday activities on the fair grounds, the financial solvency of the Exposition, and the men who are risking their personal fortunes to insure its success.

STARKWEATHER, AMY M., Member, Board of Lady Managers, World's Columbian Commission (WCC)

Box 9 Folder 1 Amy M. Starkweather January 5, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Acknowledging receipt of Fair badges.

STEINWAY & SONS

Box 9 Folder 2 Steinway & Sons April, 1893; telegram to E.A. Potter, 1 p. Refers to the "disgusting" press reports about Exposition Musical Director Theodore Thomas and Polish pianist Ignace Paderewski. Requests Potter speak with Ellsworth to rectify the situation with the local press and public.
Box 9 Folder 3 Steinway & Sons April 26, 1893; telegram from Charles Steinway, 1 p. Refers to the Steinway exhibit at the Fair.

STENSLAND, PAUL O., President, Milwaukee Avenue State Bank; Member World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors

Box 9 Folder 4 Paul O. Stensland November 21, 1894; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Stensland reports in favor of the creation of a permanent organization of World's Fair Directors.

STILLMAN, WILLIAM J., Artist; art critic; Special Correspondent in Italy to the London Times

Box 9 Folder 5 William J. Stillman November 27, 1892; autographed letter signed, 3 p. Refers to the Lorenzo Lotto portrait of Columbus, which Stillman believes to be "a genuine work of the Venetian School and painted for Columbus probably from some study by a traveling artist." Stillman continues to discuss the authenticity of the portrait and of Lorenzo Lotto's work on the painting.
Box 9 Folder 6 William J. Stillman December 29, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Stillman notifies Ellsworth his article on the Lotto portrait appears in The Nation.

STINSON, JAMES

Box 9 Folder 7 James Stinson November 8, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Letter encloses funds to purchase 100 shares of Exposition stock to support the development of the Columbian Museum.

STONE, Henry B., Chicago Telephone Company; Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors; Chairman, Committee on Buildings & Grounds, WCE; Member, Committee on Transportation, WCE

Box 9 Folder 8 Henry B. Stone September 14, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Refers to designs for the Columbus coins.
Box 9 Folder 9 Henry B. Stone July 19, 1893; typed letter signed, 2 p. Personal to Ellsworth. Refers to the disagreement among WCE administrators in regard to payment for Theodore Thomas, Musical Director of the Exposition.
Box 9 Folder 10 Henry B. Stone July 26, 1893; typed letter signed with typed copy of letter of July 25, 1893 to WCE President Harlow Higinbotham, 3 p. Correspondence refers to the placement of advertising signs on the pianos to be used at the musical performances of the Fair. Stone reports to Higinbotham that it is "vulgarizing the concerts in a way which I sincerely hope you will prevent."
Box 9 Folder 11 Henry B. Stone November 30, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Stone invites Ellsworth to dinner at the Chicago Club.
Box 9 Folder 12 Henry B. Stone November 17, 1894; autographed letter signed from A.F. Masterson, 1 p. Reports Stone is out of the city and will respond to Ellsworth's communication regarding the permanent organization of World's Fair directors upon his return.
Box 9 Folder 13 Henry B. Stone December 10, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Stone reports in favor of the creation of a permanent organization of World's Fair directors.
Box 9 Folder 14 Henry B. Stone March 30, [1895]; letter, 1 p. Accepting Ellsworth's invitation to a meeting to discuss the above organization.

STONE, HERBERT STUART

Box 9 Folder 15 Herbert Stuart Stone September 1, [1892]; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Accepting an Ellsworth invitation.

SUTTER, JAMES F.

Box 9 Folder 16 James F. Sutter December 30, 1889; autographed letter signed, 2 p. Sutter writes in favor of Ellsworth's plan to preview Francis F. Millet's painting, "Angelus."
Box 9 Folder 17 James F. Sutter March 15, 1890; autographed letter signed, 2 p. Sutter informs Ellsworth the bond on Millet's painting, "Angelus" will expire, and that they must ship it to Europe where it will probably be sold.

SWIFT, GEORGE B., Western Manager, Frayer Lubricating Company; Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors

Box 9 Folder 18 George B. Swift November 21, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Reports in favor of establishing a permanent organization of World's Fair Directors.

SWING, DAVID

Box 9 Folder 19 David Swing August 3, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Swing invites Ellsworth to lodge at his home in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin while Ellsworth attends the boat races there.

TAFT, LORADO

Box 9 Folder 20 Lorado Taft September 2, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Accepting an Ellsworth invitation.

TEMPLE, HANS

Box 9 Folder 21 Hans Temple Undated; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Accepting an Ellsworth invitation.
Box 9 Folder 22 Hans Temple April 23, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Accepting an Ellsworth invitation.

THACHER, JOHN BOYD, Chairman, Executive Committee on Awards, World's Columbian Commission (WCC); Delegate from New York State, WCC; Member, Advisory Council on World's Congresses, WCC; Chairman, General Division of Intellectual Property, Department of Government, World's Congress Auxiliary (WCX)

Box 9 Folder 23 John Boyd Thacher May 20, 1893; typed letter, 1 p. Thacher reports receiving Ellsworth's recommendations of L.F. Loree for Judge of Awards in Railway Appliances and George Martin for Judge in the Cotton Exhibit.
Box 9 Folder 24 John Boyd Thacher July 5, 1893; form letter, 1 p. Letter informing Ellsworth he has been nominated as a Judge for the Liberal Arts Group #150 - Literature, Books, Libraries and Journalism.
Box 9 Folder 25 John Boyd Thacher July 15, 1893; telegram, 1 p. Reports Ellsworth's nomination as Judge for Liberal Arts Group #150 has been confirmed.
Box 9 Folder 26 John Boyd Thacher November 25, 1893; typed letter, 1 p. Thacher informs Ellsworth the Adams Express Company received an award on their Model Express Exhibit, per Ellsworth's recommendation.
Box 9 Folder 27 John Boyd Thacher July 5, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Refers to remaining funds in the Committee on Awards' account.
Box 9 Folder 28 John Boyd Thacher July 10, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Reports the Committee on Awards will hold approximately $25,000 in unexpended funds in their account.
Box 9 Folder 29 John Boyd Thacher August 8, 1894; typed letter, 1 p. Thacher reports he will comply with an Ellsworth request.
Box 9 Folder 30 John Boyd Thacher July 26, 1901; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Thacher inquires about several matters in an article written by William Eleroy Curtis on the Lorenzo Lotto portrait of Columbus.
Box 9 Folder 31 John Boyd Thacher August 5, 1901; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Thacher refers again to the Lotto portrait, and specifically inquires about the spelling of Lotto's name. Thacher also requests a photograph of the portrait for a publication on Columbian portraiture.
Box 9 Folder 32 John Boyd Thacher August 28, 1901; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Letter thanking Ellsworth for sending him a photograph of the Lotto portrait.

THAYER, SAMUEL R., U.S. Minister to The Netherlands; Envoy, Legation of the United States, The Hague, The Netherlands

Box 9 Folder 33 Samuel R. Thayer March 15, [no year]; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Thayer writes that he would like to meet Ellsworth during his visit to New York.
Box 9 Folder 34 Samuel R. Thayer September 26, 1890; autographed letter signed with typed copy, 1 p. Refers to Ellsworth's trip to Europe on behalf of the Exposition's Department of Fine Arts. Thayer reports the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the people of Holland support Ellsworth and Chicago's efforts for the Exposition.
Box 9 Folder 35 Samuel R. Thayer October 23, 1890; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Thayer refers to his efforts to secure Danish works of art for the Exposition, and warns: "The Dutch are a peculiar people and in asking favors there is use for all discretion of which the applicant is capable."
Box 9 Folder 36 Samuel R. Thayer November 8, 1890; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Refers to the insurance the WCE will provide for artwork loaned to the Fair.
Box 9 Folder 37 Samuel R. Thayer November 14, 1890; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Refers to the proposal to exhibit Dutch artwork at the Fair. Thayer explains the conditions required by the government of The Netherlands for the loan of paintings to the Fair.
Box 9 Folder 38 Samuel R. Thayer Three copy letters to: C. Hartsen, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands (December 6, 1890), Hartsen's reply to Thayer (January 16, 1891), and Thayer's letter to James G. Blaine, United States Secretary of State (January 17, 1891); 3 p. Letters referred to Ellsworth. Thayer's letter to Hartsen informs him of plans for the WCE and of efforts to secure works of art from the museums of The Hague, Haarlem, and Amsterdam. The letter from Hartsen to Thayer expresses the regret of the Dutch government on refusing to allow the exhibition of the paintings due to their value to the government and deteriorating condition. Thayer's letter to James G. Blaine refers to the Netherlands government's decision not to exhibit the artwork.
Box 9 Folder 39 Samuel R. Thayer December 21, 1890; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Thayer reports he has not heard from the Dutch Ministry regarding their application to borrow paintings for the Exposition.
Box 9 Folder 40 Samuel R. Thayer January 17, 1891; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Thayer writes of his regret over the failure to secure the eight Dutch paintings for exhibition at the Fair. He writes: "The ground of refusal is that there is no possible way in which they can be made perfectly secure against loss or damage."
Box 9 Folder 41 Samuel R. Thayer January 26, 1891; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Letter refers again to the Exposition's failure to secure paintings for exhibition at the Fair.
Box 9 Folder 42 Samuel R. Thayer February 21, 1891; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Thayer offers, again, all of his assistance in the renewed efforts to exhibit Dutch paintings at the Fair.
Box 9 Folder 43 Samuel R. Thayer March 24, 1891; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Refers to the shipment of several paintings to the Exposition.
Box 9 Folder 44 Samuel R. Thayer November 15, 1891; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Thayer reports on his travel plans to Chicago.
Box 9 Folder 45 Samuel R. Thayer December 10, 1891; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Thayer informs Ellsworth he will be sailing for Europe and wishes to see him before he departs.

THOMAS, C.F., Chancellor, Archdiocese of Baltimore

Box 9 Folder 46 C.F. Thomas February 4, 1894; autographed letter signed to Hon. W.J. Onahan, prominent Catholic spokesman and Member of the General Committee on Temperance Congresses, WCX, 1 p. Letter referred to Ellsworth. Thomas writes requesting copies of Ellsworth's correspondence to the Vatican regarding the donation of Vatican art and artifacts to the Field Columbian Museum.

THOMAS, THEODORE [CHRISTIAN FRIEDRICH], Conductor, Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Director, Bureau of Music, World's Columbian Commission (WCC); General Chairman, Department of Music, World's Congress Auxiliary (WCX); Chairman, General Division of Orchestral Art, Department of Music, WCX

Box 9 Folder 47 Theodore Thomas [Christian Friedrich] May 16, 1893; two telegrams, 2 p. Thomas invites Ellsworth to the Music Hall to meet the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Box 9 Folder 48 Theodore Thomas [Christian Friedrich] August 22, 1893; telegram, 1 p. Regrets he cannot attend a meeting of the Executive Committee of the WCE.
Box 9 Folder 49 Theodore Thomas [Christian Friedrich] September 24, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Thomas thanks Ellsworth for his efforts on behalf of the Music Bureau even though "the plans of the Music Bureau could not have been carried out." Thomas continues the letter expressing his distress over the results of the Music Bureau's role at the Fair.
    Theodore Thomas [Christian Friedrich] SEE ALSO: Ellsworth Incoming Correspondence, Wilson, George R.; Ellsworth Departmental Records - Department of Liberal Arts, Bureau of Music

THOMPSON, SEASON, Editor, Chicago Evening Journal

Box 9 Folder 50 Season Thompson August 31, 1893; letter, 1 p. Letter accepting Ellsworth's invitation to meet the railroad company presidents.
Box 9 Folder 51 Season Thompson October 13, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Refers to the number of visitors at the Fair on Chicago Day.

THOMSON, FRANK

Box 9 Folder 52 Frank Thomson Undated; note, 1 p. List of persons in Thomson's party.
Box 9 Folder 53 Frank Thomson Undated; letter, 1 p. Accepting an Ellsworth invitation.
Box 9 Folder 54 Frank Thomson November 28, [no year]; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Refers to Ellsworth's trip east and reports on various social plans for the fall.
Box 9 Folder 55 Frank Thomson April 24, 1893; typed letter, 1 p. Regrets he cannot accept Ellsworth's invitation to the Opening Ceremonies of the Fair.
Box 9 Folder 56 Frank Thomson June 27, 1893; typed letter, 1 p. Letter thanking Ellsworth for his hospitality during Thomson's visit to the Fair.

THORPE, JOHN, Department of Horticulture, World's Columbian Commission (WCC)

Box 9 Folder 57 John Thorpe January 14, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Thanking Ellsworth for delivery of his Fair badge.

TIFFANY & COMPANY, Gold & Silversmiths

Box 9 Folder 58 Tiffany & Company May 21, 1889; autographed letter signed by Mr. Cozzens with designs, 2 p. Encloses designs for a medal celebrating George Washington.
Box 9 Folder 59 Tiffany & Company October 4, 1892; autographed letter signed by Mr. Cozzens, 1 p. Forwards Ellsworth the adjusted costs for gold souvenir bars.
Box 9 Folder 60 Tiffany & Company October 17, 1892; autographed letter signed by Mr. Beal, 1 p. Reports Tiffany & Company is sending Ellsworth 362 Fair badges.
Box 9 Folder 61 Tiffany & Company October 17, 1892; form letter, 1 p. Letter notifying Ellsworth they sent the 362 Fair badges.
Box 9 Folder 62 Tiffany & Company October 18, 1892; form letter, 1 p. Reports sending six additional bronze badges.
Box 9 Folder 63 Tiffany & Company April 22, 1893; autographed letter signed by Mr. May, 1 p. Letter referring to souvenir medals for the President of the American Numismatic and Archaeological Society.

TOMLINS, WILLIAM L., Conductor, Apollo Glee Club; Choral Director, Bureau of Music, World's Columbian Commission (WCC); Chairman, General Division of Choral Music and Training, Department of Music, World's Congress Auxiliary (WCX)

Box 9 Folder 64 William L. Tomlins June 15, 1893; typed letter, 3 p. Letter referring to the attendance and importance of the musical performances at the Exposition. Tomlins cites the necessity to use advertising, such as newspapers, outside the Fair grounds to garner more interest in music at the Fair. Tomlins also refers to the controversy between the Bureau of Music and newspaper reporters, and explains the need to foster "good will".
Box 9 Folder 65 William L. Tomlins August 2, 1893; letter, 5 p. Letter referring to attendance procedures for child and adult performances at the Exposition. Tomlins also mentions a number of musicians he believes should perform at the Fair.
    William L. Tomlins SEE ALSO: Ellsworth Incoming Correspondence - Thomas, Theodore; Wilson, George R.; Ellsworth Departmental Records - Department of Liberal Arts, Bureau of Music

TREASURY DEPARTMENT, Office of the Secretary

Box 9 Folder 65a December 9, 1893; typed letter (copy) 1p. Letter relates to transportation and recoinage expenses.

TUCKER, HORACE, Superintendent, Department of Admissions, Bureau of Admissions and Collections, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE)

Box 9 Folder 66 Horace Tucker April 24, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Tucker forwards Ellsworth a pass to the Fair grounds from May 1-October 30, 1893.
Box 9 Folder 67 Horace Tucker May 4, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Reports Spaulding & Company will be issued a pass to the Fair grounds.
Box 9 Folder 68 Horace Tucker May 23, 1893; typed letter, 1 p. Tucker sends Ellsworth an identification badge for Fair exhibitors, concessionaires, and employees.
Box 9 Folder 69 Horace Tucker July 25, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Letter referring to the attendance reports of George H. Wilson, Secretary of the Bureau of Music.
Box 9 Folder 70 Horace Tucker August 2, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Tucker refers to his meeting with George Wilson.
Box 9 Folder 71 Horace Tucker August 18, 1893; typed letter, 1 p. Tucker informs Ellsworth that Wilson settled his $657.00 claim against the Music Bureau for passes and badges administered to the musicians.
Box 9 Folder 72 Horace Tucker September 2, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Refers to the admissions and collections of passes and complimentary cards.
Box 9 Folder 73 Horace Tucker September 20, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Letter refers to an order for a new pass for W.R. Garrison.
Box 9 Folder 74 Horace Tucker September 30, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Refers to the sale of souvenir tickets.
Box 9 Folder 75 Horace Tucker October 5, 1893; typed letter, 1 p. Tucker sends Ellsworth 3 standard badges.
Box 9 Folder 76 Horace Tucker October 12, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Tucker cites an unfair article in the Chicago Evening Journal regarding attendance figures at the Fair on Chicago Day.
Box 9 Folder 77 Horace Tucker October 16, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Tucker again cites the Chicago Evening Journal article, and reports he furnished the Journal and other Chicago newspapers with the exact attendance figures for Chicago Day.
Box 9 Folder 78 Horace Tucker October 17, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Tucker encloses a receipt for $2500.00, and informs Ellsworth that an average of 1000 people a day from Ellsworth's hotel are visiting the Fair.
Box 9 Folder 79 Horace Tucker November 23, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Tucker reports holding an envelope containing a complete set of tickets, passes, etc. from the Department of Admissions.
Box 9 Folder 80 Horace Tucker November 27, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Tucker informs Ellsworth he would like to join Ellsworth in his business venture with the railroads.
    Horace Tucker SEE ALSO: Ellsworth Departmental Records, Department of Admissions & Collections

TURNER, CHARLES F., Mural painter; Assistant Director of Decoration, Office of the Director of Works, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE)

Box 9 Folder 81 Charles F. Turner August 31, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Accepting an Ellsworth invitation.

UHL, EDWIN F., Acting Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State

Box 10 Folder 1 Edwin F. Uhl January 26, 1894; letter signed, 1 p. Uhl reports sending a letter, at Ellsworth's request, to Cardinal Rampolla, Papal Secretary of State, regarding the "permanent loan or gift for the Columbian Memorial Museum of Chicago, of the collection of mosaics, fac-similes, books, albums, nd other relics forming the chief part of the Vatican Exhibit in La Rabida at the World's Columbian Exposition."

VAN DYKE, JOHN C., Art critic, consultant for the purchase of the Lorenzo Lotto portrait of Christopher Columbus; Professor of Art History, Rutgers College; Librarian, The Sage Library

Box 10 Folder 2 John C. Van Dyke n.d.; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Acknowledges receipt of copies of the Braun photographs of the Lorenzo Lotto portrait of Columbus, and requests a souvenir coin.
Box 10 Folder 3 John C. Van Dyke n.d.; autographed letter signed, 2 p. Reports receipt of Ellsworth's correspondence regarding William Eleroy Curtis, and that he has a copy of a letter by Henry Harrisse to Cosmopolitan pronouncing the Lotto portrait a forgery. VanDyke states that Harrisse "built an elaborate denunciation solely upon Curtis' statement that the portrait was painted in Spain from life in 1502." VanDyke concludes the painting was completed in 1512, and "all this row has arisen from the attempt by Antonio della Rovere [previous owner of the portrait] and Curtis to prove (against the most palpable evidence) that the picture was painted from life."
Box 10 Folder 4 John C. Van Dyke n.d.; autographed letter signed, 1 p. VanDyke acknowledges receipt of William Stillman's correspondence in regard to the authenticity of the Lotto portrait of Columbus.
Box 10 Folder 5 John C. Van Dyke n.d.; autographed letter signed, 1 p. VanDyke requests that Ellsworth send the two large photographs of the Lotto portrait to Captain Frank Mason.
Box 10 Folder 6 John C. Van Dyke n.d.; autographed letter signed, 2 p. Letter refers again to the controversy with Harrisse over the authenticity of the Lotto portrait. VanDyke also reports he will forward Ellsworth a copy of his article in The Century magazine. VanDyke assures Ellsworth that even though his arguments regarding the authenticity of the work are mild, he has "made the claim that there was as good evidence (...) for this picture being one of Columbus as any in existence."
Box 10 Folder 7 John C. Van Dyke March 12, n.y.; autographed letter signed, 1 p. VanDyke reports to Ellsworth on his attempts to view the Lotto portrait, and on his article for The Century on the painting.
Box 10 Folder 8 John C. Van Dyke May 2, n.y.; autographed letter signed, 2 p. VanDyke confidentially writes to Ellsworth that he wishes William Eleroy Curtis' remarks on the Lotto portrait's authenticity (that it was painted in 1502 from life) be "muzzled." VanDyke observes: "Any portrait of Columbus is bound to kick up a row."
Box 10 Folder 9 John C. Van Dyke May 20, n.y.; autographed letter signed, 1 p. VanDyke reports he wrote to Richard Gilder of The Century regarding his article for the magazine, and addresses William E. Curtis' complaint that VanDyke wishes to reserve the portrait solely for his use.
Box 10 Folder 10 John C. Van Dyke June 28, n.y.; autographed letter signed, 1 p. VanDyke updates Ellsworth on his contacts with The Century magazine.
Box 10 Folder 11 John C. Van Dyke June 28, n.y.; autographed letter signed, 1 p. VanDyke requests Ellsworth make lodging arrangements for a mutual friend at the Union League Club.
Box 10 Folder 12 John C. Van Dyke July 30, n.y.; autographed letter signed, 1 p. VanDyke updates Ellsworth on his discussions with The Century magazine regarding the publication of extracts of his article on the Lotto portrait of Columbus.
Box 10 Folder 13 John C. Van Dyke August 3, n.y.; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Letter referring to VanDyke's article on the Lotto portrait in The Century.
Box 10 Folder 14 John C. Van Dyke September 26, n.y.; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Letter refers to Ellsworth's success with the U.S. Mint Department in regard to the design of the Lotto portrait for a Columbian coin.
Box 10 Folder 15 John C. Van Dyke October 16, n.y.; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Letter refers to articles in the Tribune on the Lotto portrait.
Box 10 Folder 16 John C. Van Dyke October 27, n.y.; autographed letter signed, with autographed extract of a newspaper article, 2 p. Letter refers to VanDyke's response to several newspaper and art critics of the Lotto portrait.
Box 10 Folder 17 John C. Van Dyke November 11, n.y.; autographed letter signed 1 p. Requests Ellsworth not publish his statements on the Lotto portrait until VanDyke's article on the painting first appears.
Box 10 Folder 18 John C. Van Dyke October 31, 1891; autographed letter signed, 4 p. VanDyke acknowledges receipt of Ellsworth's inquiry on the Lotto portrait of Columbus, gives Ellsworth his opinion on the painting, and makes recommendations regarding its purchase. VanDyke cites several aspects of the work which would mark it as an authentic Lotto, and discusses the various repairs and restoration which have been done on the portrait. VanDyke further reports he met Antonio delle Rovere (owner of the portrait) in Venice to view the picture and determined that it would not be inappropriate to exhibit the picture at the Exposition.
Box 10 Folder 19 John C. Van Dyke November 14, 1891; autographed letter signed, 2 p. VanDyke makes suggestions about restoring and retouching the Lotto portrait, and recommends Ellsworth talk with art critic William Stillman.
Box 10 Folder 20 John C. Van Dyke December 1, 1891; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Criticism refers to William Eleroy Curtis' article on the Lotto portrait of Columbus in Cosmopolitan.
Box 10 Folder 21 John C. Van Dyke January 11, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. VanDyke refers to articles on the Lotto portrait appearing in The Nation and by Mr. Raniere, a Columbian historian. VanDyke mentions that these articles are endorsements of the portrait but offer no proof of its authenticity. He writes: "All writers about Columbus have a facile faculty of winding round like a blind horse in a bark mill i.e. talking a good deal but never saying anything or getting anywhere."
Box 10 Folder 22 John C. Van Dyke February 6, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. VanDyke reports he may be able to write an article for The Century on the Lotto portrait, and that he can "say something in its favor [regarding its authenticity] that has not yet been said."
Box 10 Folder 23 John C. Van Dyke February 16, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. VanDyke informs Ellsworth that he viewed the Columbus portrait and is satisfied that it is a genuine Lorenzo Lotto. VanDyke continues to describe the various characteristics of the work and makes recommendations regarding its restoration.
Box 10 Folder 24 John C. Van Dyke March 17, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. VanDyke refers to an article by Antonio DelleRovere, and mentions that he cannot do very much work on his article due to his failing health.
Box 10 Folder 25 John C. Van Dyke March 18, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Letter refers to inconsistencies and errors in the Henry Harrisse article on the Lotto portrait.
Box 10 Folder 26 John C. Van Dyke April 2, 1892; autographed letter signed, 2 p. VanDyke reports on a meeting regarding the restoration of the Lotto portrait. He also reports meeting with Dodd Mead & Company in regard to their engraving of the portrait. VanDyke also addresses copyright issues in light of the various publications which wish to use the image.
Box 10 Folder 27 John C. Van Dyke April 4, 1892; autographed letter signed, 2 p. Letter refers to the Dodd Mead & Company engraving of the Lotto portrait and confusion on rights of reproduction, copyright, and publication of the image. VanDyke apologizes that he understood he was to take responsibility for copyrighting the portrait as representative for William Eleroy Curtis, unaware that Ellsworth was the actual purchaser of the work.
Box 10 Folder 28 John C. Van Dyke May 11, 1892; autographed letter signed 2 p. VanDyke forwards Ellsworth his article on the Lotto portrait for The Century magazine.
Box 10 Folder 29 John C. Van Dyke May 30, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. VanDyke thanks Ellsworth for his photograph, and addresses several inconsistencies in an article on the Lotto portrait by Antonio delle Rovere. He writes: "The article will not do for publication because it has neither the facts, the construction nor the English to stand it."
Box 10 Folder 30 John C. Van Dyke September 20, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Letter refers to the delay in sending the advance sheets of VanDyke's Century article to Ellsworth.
Box 10 Folder 31 John C. Van Dyke October 16, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. VanDyke refers to several insultory articles on the Lotto portrait.
Box 10 Folder 32 John C. Van Dyke October 18, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. VanDyke reports responding with letters and articles regarding the critical publications on the Lotto portrait. VanDyke writes: "They are making an effort to influence public sentiment by lying and garbling and it is just as well to head that off or else put them on record as garbling or lying."
Box 10 Folder 33 John C. Van Dyke July 31, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. VanDyke forwards articles from the Post and thanks Ellsworth for his hospitality on VanDyke's visit to Chicago.
Box 10 Folder 34 John C. Van Dyke February 12, 1894; autographed letter signed, 1 p. VanDyke chides Ellsworth for not allowing him to make a gift of "a couple books without your raising such a row about it."
    John C. Van Dyke SEE ALSO: Ellsworth Incoming Correspondence - Curtis, William Eleroy; Delle Rovere, Antonio; Mason, Frank; Stillman, John

VEDDER, ELIHU

Box 10 Folder 35 Elihu Vedder August 31, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Accepting an Ellsworth invitation.

VILLARD, H.

Box 10 Folder 36 H. Villard April 21, 1893; typed letter, 1 p. Regrets he cannot accept an Ellsworth invitation.

VOS, HUBERT, Painter; Acting Commissioner of Fine Arts, Commission of The Netherlands to the World's Columbian Exposition (WCE)

Box 10 Folder 37 Hubert Vos 37. July 23, [no year]; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Letter responds to Ellsworth's complaints in regard to Vos' cleaning/restoration of [the Lotto] portrait.

WACKER, CHARLES H., The Wacker & Birk Brewing and Malting Company; Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors; Member, Ways & Means Committee, WCE; Member, Committee on Foreign Exhibits, WCE; Member, Committee on Ceremonies, WCE

Box 10 Folder 38 Charles H. Wacker November 14, 1894; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Reports in favor of the creation of a permanent organization of World's Fair directors.

WALDSTEIN, CHARLES S. [WALDSTON, SIR CHARLES], Archaeologist; Director, American School of Archeology; Director, Fitz-William Museum

Box 10 Folder 39 Charles S. Waldstein October 2, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Letter thanking Ellsworth for his correspondence.

WALKER, EDWIN, Attorney, Walker & Eddy Law Offices; Counsel, Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Rail Road; Solicitor General, Law Department, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE); Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors; Chairman, Committee on Legislation, WCE

Box 10 Folder 40 Edwin Walker September 28, 1893; typed letter, 2 p. Refers to an extended musical contract for the Chicago Military Band, which Walker authorized without consulting Ellsworth.
Box 10 Folder 41 Edwin Walker November 21, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Writes in favor of the creation of a permanent organization of World's Fair directors.
Box 10 Folder 42 Edwin Walker April 2, 1895; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Letter accepting Ellsworth's invitation to a meeting in regard to the above organization.

WALLER, ROBERT ALEXANDER, Ashland Block Company; Second Vice President, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors; Member, Committee on Liberal Arts, WCE; Member, Ways & Means Committee, WCE

Box 10 Folder 43 Robert Alexander Waller November 19, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Reports in favor of establishing a permanent organization of World's Fair Directors.
Box 10 Folder 44 Robert Alexander Waller April 4, 1895; typed letter signed, 1 p. Waller regrets he cannot attend the meeting to discuss the above organization.

WALSH, JOHN R., Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors

Box 10 Folder 45 John R. Walsh September 25, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Refers to John VanDyke's article on the Lorenzo Lotto portrait of Columbus.
Box 10 Folder 46 John R. Walsh November 19, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Walsh reports he cannot support the creation of a permanent organization of World's Fair directors.
Box 10 Folder 47 John R. Walsh March 30, 1895; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Regrets he cannot attend the meeting to discuss the above association.

WAPNIST, --, Russian Legation, The Hague, The Netherlands

Box 10 Folder 48 ----- Wapnist December 7, 1890; letter signed, 1 p. Returns Ellsworth's passport.

WARNER, OLIN L., Sculptor, designed the Columbian half dollar, official badge, and bas relief for the Fine Arts Building (never installed)

Box 10 Folder 49 Olin L. Warner October 23, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Warner requests payment for work on the Columbian souvenir coin.
Box 10 Folder 50 Olin L. Warner January 2, 1893; autographed letter signed, 2 p. Letter refers to designs for souvenir coins and medals and informs Ellsworth he was commissioned/requested to do a statue of Columbus for the New York State Building.
    Olin L. Warner SEE ALSO: Ellsworth Ephemera, Columbian Half Dollar

WASHBURNE, HEMPSTEAD, Mayor of Chicago; Washburne-Lewis Investment Company; Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors

Box 10 Folder 51 Hempstead Washburne November 19, 1894; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Reports in favor of the creation of a permanent organization of World's Fair directors.
Box 10 Folder 52 Hempstead Washburne April 3, 1895; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Washburne regrets he cannot attend the meeting to discuss the above organization.

WEIR, L.C., Adams Express Company

Box 10 Folder 53 L.C. Weir 53. June 3, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Personal to Ellsworth. Weir refers to his failing health and his efforts to secure an office at the World's Fair for Adams Express Company.
Box 10 Folder 54 L.C. Weir 54. December 12, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Refers to instructions for the shipment of goods from the Whiting Manufacturing Company.

WELLES, ROGER, Ensign, U.S. Navy; U.S. Commissioner to Venezuela, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE); Naval Attache, World's Columbian Commission (WCC)

Box 10 Folder 55 Roger Welles September 26, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Refers to the selection of the Lotto portrait of Columbus as the image for the Columbian coin.
Box 10 Folder 56 Roger Welles October 4, 1892; typed letter signed, 3 p. Welles discusses the design for the Columbus postal stamp and requests photographs of the Lotto portrait for a possible design.

WELLING, JOHN C., Vice President, Illinois Central Railroad Company; Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors; Member, Committee on Transportation, WCE; Member, Committee on Mines, Mining & Fish, WCE

Box 10 Folder 57 John C. Welling November 13, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Welling reports he is not in favor of perpetuating an association of World's Fair directors in this "busy age."

WESTMINSTER MILLS

Box 10 Folder 58 Westminster Mills February 2, 1893; autographed letter signed, with typed note by James Dickinson, Secretary, WCC, 1 p. Letter referred to Ellsworth. Offers a large chain "used by Washington at West Point across Hudson River to prevent the passage of British war ships" for sale to the Exposition.

WHARTON, WILLIAM, Assistant U.S. Secretary of State

Box 10 Folder 59 William Wharton February 5, 1891; letter signed, 1 p. Wharton encloses correspondence from the U.S. Minister at St. Petersburg, Russia regarding the loan of artwork for the Exposition.
Box 10 Folder 60 William Wharton February 9, 1891; letter signed, 1 p. Encloses correspondence from the U.S. Minister at the Hague, The Netherlands regarding the loan of artwork for the Exposition.

WHEELER, C.C., Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors

Box 10 Folder 61 C.C. Wheeler Undated; letter signed, 1 p. Letter refers to the delivery of Wheeler's Fair badge.
Box 10 Folder 62 C.C. Wheeler February 14, 1895; letter signed, 1 p. Wheeler writes in favor of the creation of a permanent organization of World's Fair directors.

WHEELER, GEORGE H., Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors

Box 10 Folder 63 George H. Wheeler November 15, 1894; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Wheeler writes in favor of the creation of a permanent organization of World's Fair directors.
Box 10 Folder 64 George H. Wheeler April 2, 1895; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Accepting Ellsworth invitation to attend a meeting to discuss the above organization.

WILKES, C.M.

Box 11 Folder 1 C.M. Wilkes September 2, 1892; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Accepting an Ellsworth invitation.

WILKIE, ALBERT C.

Box 11 Folder 2 Albert C. Wilkie Undated; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Accepting Ellsworth's invitation to the Union League Club for lunch.

WILLARD, H.

Box 11 Folder 3 H. Willard April 20, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Willard regrets that his Board of Directors cannot make an additional subscription to WCE Bonds. Letter also refers to the Duke of Veragua's visit to the Fair.

WILSON, GEORGE H. Secretary, Bureau of Music, Department of Liberal Arts, World's Columbian Commission (WCC)

Box 11 Folder 4 George H. Wilson Undated; telegram, 1 p. Wilson informs Ellsworth he is in Festival Hall.
Box 11 Folder 5 George H. Wilson Undated; telegram, 1 p. Correspondence referring to the payment of Mr. Greene.
Box 11 Folder 6 George H. Wilson May 16, 1892; typed letter signed, 4 p. Wilson proposes and requests a $175,000 appropriation for a series of concerts provided by a permanent orchestra for 6 months of the Exposition. Letter includes a summary of the use of the music halls on the Fair grounds and an estimate of expenses and profits.
Box 11 Folder 7 George H. Wilson January 19, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Wilson thanks Ellsworth for his efforts on behalf of the Music Bureau.
Box 11 Folder 8 George H. Wilson February 7, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Letter refers to the allocation of space in Festival Hall for the Turner-Bund Corporation.
Box 11 Folder 9 George H. Wilson April 6, 1893; typed letter signed 1 p. Letter requesting approval for an order of office furniture.
Box 11 Folder 10 George H. Wilson April 13, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Wilson requests Ellsworth's assistance in a matter with the Bureau of Admissions.
Box 11 Folder 11 George H. Wilson April 14, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Requests approval to contract a Russian choir from New York. Ellsworth notes his approval.
Box 11 Folder 12 George H. Wilson April 22, 1893; typed letter signed, with card, 1 p. Wilson encloses a card/pass sent to music critics reviewing the musical performances at the Fair.
Box 11 Folder 13 George H. Wilson April 22, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Request for Ellsworth's approval of vouchers for Musical Bureau printing and stationary.
Box 11 Folder 14 George H. Wilson April 28, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Wilson encloses tickets for concerts.
Box 11 Folder 15 George H. Wilson May 4, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Request for reimbursement for a trip to New York and Boston.
Box 11 Folder 16 George H. Wilson May 4, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Wilson requests approval to provide free tickets to the Exposition's musical features for reporters of the Art Journal of New York.
Box 11 Folder 17 George H. Wilson May 5, 1893; telegram, 1 p. Wilson invites Ellsworth to the Music Hall for an afternoon concert.
Box 11 Folder 18 George H. Wilson May 5, 1893; typed letter signed 2 p. Refers to payment of salaries for bandsmen and orchestra members.
Box 11 Folder 19 George H. Wilson May 9, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Letter refers to correspondence from R.J. Murphy, Secretary, Press & Printing, WCE.
Box 11 Folder 20 George H. Wilson May 10, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Wilson reports appointing Ms. A. Starring as a stenographer for the Bureau at $75.00 per month.
Box 11 Folder 21 George H. Wilson May 10, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Wilson replies to Ellsworth's correspondence in regard to Mrs. Scott Anderson's efforts to have Madame Costellano appear at the Exposition.
Box 11 Folder 22 George H. Wilson May 11, [1893]; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Personal to Ellsworth. Letter refers to controversies in the Music Department including the appointment of Theodore Thomas as Musical Director, and the placement of the Bureau under the direction of the WCC. Wilson writes, "...they made a mistake in permitting the Music Bureau to become an arm of the Commission."
Box 11 Folder 23 George H. Wilson May 13, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Wilson requests Ellsworth's assistance in refusing to provide free concert tickets to all members of the WCC.
Box 11 Folder 24 George H. Wilson May 18, 1893; typed letter signed 1 p. Wilson requests to hire Pierre V.R. Key as his assistant for $30.00 per month.
Box 11 Folder 25 George H. Wilson May 18, 1893; telegram, 1 p. Telegram reports Mrs. Burnham would like to meet with Ellsworth regarding "important developments."
Box 11 Folder 26 George H. Wilson May 18, 1893; telegram, 1 p. Wilson requests a meeting to discuss band music.
Box 11 Folder 27 George H. Wilson May 18, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Wilson requests Ellsworth's signature on several vouchers.
Box 11 Folder 28 George H. Wilson May 20, 1893; telegram, 1 p. Letter inviting Ellsworth to lunch.
Box 11 Folder 29 George H. Wilson May 23, 1893; telegram, 1 p. Wilson reports the ticket agent at the Music Hall is holding Ellsworth's tickets.
Box 11 Folder 30 George H. Wilson May 24, 1893; telegram, 1 p. Requesting approval for payment of two vouchers.
Box 11 Folder 31 George H. Wilson May 29, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Wilson requests Ellsworth attend a meeting of the Music Bureau.
Box 11 Folder 32 George H. Wilson May 30, 1893; telegram, 1 p. Wilson reports Festival Hall is ready.
Box 11 Folder 33 George H. Wilson June 1, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Letter refers to engaging the Mexican Band for a performance at the Fair.
Box 11 Folder 34 George H. Wilson June 16, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Wilson requests to meet with Ellsworth regarding several matters.
Box 11 Folder 35 George H. Wilson June 17, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Wilson requests to meet with Ellsworth and Theodore Thomas regarding office expenses.
Box 11 Folder 36 George H. Wilson June 17, 1893; typed letter signed with financial statements, 5 p. Letter encloses statements of concert receipts and reports on the attendance of several musical features.
Box 11 Folder 37 George H. Wilson June 20, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Wilson reports on furnishing music in the Children's Building, as requested by the Board of Lady Managers.
Box 11 Folder 38 George H. Wilson June 24, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Wilson requests Ellsworth meet with Theodore Thomas to discuss plans for the summer orchestral music.
Box 11 Folder 39 George H. Wilson June 24, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Letter refers to payment of vouchers for soloists performing at the Fair.
Box 11 Folder 40 George H. Wilson June 24, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Wilson reports C.A.W. Howland will give an organ recital at the Fair.
Box 11 Folder 41 George H. Wilson June 26, 1893, typed letter signed, with June 21, 1893 letter from Mr. Graham, Assistant Director of Works, WCE, 2 p. Wilson reports Daniel Burnham, Director of Works, objects to the cardboard posters the Bureau of Music placed on the Fair grounds to announce the musical features. Graham letter reports the placement of posters on Fair buildings and grounds is inappropriate and requests that they be removed.
Box 11 Folder 42 George H. Wilson June 28, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Letter refers to a luncheon for the Apollo Club.
Box 11 Folder 43 George H. Wilson June 29, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Wilson requests Ellsworth call a meeting of the Committee of Music.
Box 11 Folder 44 George H. Wilson July 8, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Wilson requests Ellsworth's signature on several vouchers.
Box 11 Folder 45 George H. Wilson July 10, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Wilson suggests the Bureau of Music meet to discuss the engagement of two Exposition bands to play additional concerts.
Box 11 Folder 46 George H. Wilson July 12, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Letter requesting Ellsworth and Henry Stone meet with Theodore Thomas in the Music Hall.
Box 11 Folder 47 George H. Wilson July 13, 1893; typed letter signed 1 p. Wilson recommends discontinuing the services of a press writer.
Box 11 Folder 48 George H. Wilson July 14, [1893]; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Wilson requests to meet Ellsworth regarding the payment of several soloists who performed at the Fair.
Box 11 Folder 49 George H. Wilson July 17, [1893]; typed letter signed, 1 p. Refers to the placement of advertising signs on the musical instruments (pianos) used at the performances.
Box 11 Folder 50 George H. Wilson July 20, 1893; letter signed to George R. Davis, Director-General, WCC, 2 p. Letter referred to Ellsworth. Reports the Committee of Music moved not to allow the placement of advertising signs on the musical instruments at the Fair in order to separate the "artistic from the business side of concert giving." Wilson also reports on behalf of Theodore Thomas, that this policy will be in practice for all musical instruments and programs.
Box 11 Folder 51 George H. Wilson July 22, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Letter refers again to the placement of manufacturers advertising signs on the musical instruments used at the Fair. Wilson reports Theodore Thomas suggests a compromise of printing the names of the instrument manufacturers in the printed programs of the musical concerts/ events.
Box 11 Folder 52 George H. Wilson July 24, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Letter requesting approval for assigning Festival Hall to the Scottish Festival Committee for a concert on Scottish Day.
Box 11 Folder 53 George H. Wilson July 24, 1893; typed letter signed with typed letter to Horace Tucker, Superintendent of Admissions, 2 p. Wilson encloses a letter to Tucker regarding 219 passes and badges for Exposition musicians.
Box 11 Folder 54 George H. Wilson July 27, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Letter refers to approval for payment of several vouchers.
Box 11 Folder 55 George H. Wilson July 27, 1893; typed letter signed, 3 p. Wilson refers to the salaries appropriated for Bureau personnel and orchestra and band members.
Box 11 Folder 56 George H. Wilson July 28, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Letter refers to tickets for the Handel Concert, which were found in the hands of a ticket broker.
Box 11 Folder 57 George H. Wilson July 28, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Wilson reports the net profits for Exposition concerts for July 1893 exceed $8000.
Box 11 Folder 58 George H. Wilson July 31, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Requests Ellsworth pay the musicians regularly by check and not by voucher.
Box 11 Folder 59 George H. Wilson August 7, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Statement of receipts and expenditures for concert soloists for July 1893.
Box 11 Folder 60 George H. Wilson August 9, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Letter refers to contracts and salaries for the Pullman, Gilmore and Innes Bands.
Box 11 Folder 61 George H. Wilson August 9, [1893]; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Wilson proposes severe cutbacks in the Bureau office to prevent the proposed disbanding of the chorus and orchestra.
Box 11 Folder 62 George H. Wilson August 12, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Wilson encloses a contract between the Exposition and the F.N. Innes Band.
Box 11 Folder 63 George H. Wilson August 15, 1893; telegram, 1 p. Wilson proposes the orchestra give two concerts daily, charging 25 cents to help defray payroll costs.
Box 11 Folder 64 George H. Wilson August 15, 1893; telegram, 1 p. Wilson informs Ellsworth F.N. Innes is in Chicago.
Box 11 Folder 65 George H. Wilson August 25, [1893]; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Wilson requests payment of $30.00 to Pierre V.R. Key.
Box 11 Folder 66 George H. Wilson August 25, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Wilson requests to see the documents written about Theodore Thomas' work with the Chicago Orchestral Society.
Box 11 Folder 67 George H. Wilson September 6, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Letter enclosing correspondence from WCE President Harlow Higinbotham for Ellsworth's information.
Box 11 Folder 68 George H. Wilson September 20, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Wilson encloses a moving bill for Theodore Thomas' library.
Box 11 Folder 69 George H. Wilson September 23, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Letter referring to the disposition of the Chicago and Cincinnati Bands.
Box 11 Folder 70 George H. Wilson October 2, [1893]; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Wilson informs Ellsworth he can arrange for the F.N. Innes Band to perform one or two evening concerts.
Box 11 Folder 71 George H. Wilson October 3, [1893]; copy letter to Theodore Thomas, 5 p. Wilson refers to the preparation of an official departmental (Bureau of Music) final report. Wilson proposes to receive the net profits from the October 1893 concerts as payment for writing and producing 500 copies of the report. (Letter partially illegible.)
Box 11 Folder 72 George H. Wilson October 10, [1893]; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Wilson refers to his gift from the Cincinnati Band.
Box 11 Folder 73 George H. Wilson October 11, [1893]; autographed letter signed, 2 p. Wilson requests "a small sum of money" for writing the Bureau of Music's final report, while he awaits response to his application as a U.S. Counsul to Europe.
Box 11 Folder 74 George H. Wilson October 14, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Letter accepting an Ellsworth invitation.
Box 11 Folder 75 George H. Wilson October 14, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Wilson informs Ellsworth that Dr. A.C. Mackenzie was selected to judge the musical competition for Native American Composers.
Box 11 Folder 76 George H. Wilson October 17, [1893]; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Wilson encourages Ellsworth to lend his support for the development of an official report of the Bureau of Music.
Box 11 Folder 77 George H. Wilson October 17, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Wilson refers to the $2000 honorarium for Dr. Mackenzie's services.
Box 11 Folder 78 George H. Wilson October 19, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Wilson requests Ellsworth approve payment for George A. Gregg, music librarian.
Box 11 Folder 79 George H. Wilson October 25, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Wilson reports he can serve as Secretary of the Bureau of Music until the middle of November, 1893.
Box 11 Folder 80 George H. Wilson October 26, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Wilson brings several outstanding vouchers to Ellsworth's attention.
Box 11 Folder 81 George H. Wilson November 2, 1893; typed letter signed, 2 p. Letter referring to an honorarium or acknowledgement of services for Theodore Stanton, resident Commissioner to the WCE in Paris.
Box 11 Folder 82 George H. Wilson November 16, 1893; autographed letter signed, 3 p. Wilson writes Ellsworth regarding the preparation of the Bureau's final report, which he believes should be directed by the local WCE and not the national WCC. Wilson adds that he feels WCC Director-General Davis would not approve of Wilson's discussion in the report of the various controversies that affected the Bureau.
Box 11 Folder 84 George H. Wilson November 18, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Wilson refers to the manuscript sheet music of various Exposition orchestral and choral scores, and requests that these materials be given to Theodore Thomas as a gift for his services to the Fair.
Box 11 Folder 83 George H. Wilson November 23, 1893; typed letter signed, 1 p. Wilson writes about several issues in relation to the closing of Bureau business.
Box 11 Folder 85 George H. Wilson December 2, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Wilson thanks Ellsworth for his support during the successes and failures of the Music Bureau's work at the Fair and reports on his future plans.
Box 11 Folder 86 George H. Wilson March 29, 1895; typed letter signed, 1 p. Wilson presents Ellsworth with a bound copy of the Official Report of the Bureau of Music.
    George H. Wilson See Also: Ellsworth Incoming Correspondence - Thomas, Theodore; Tomlins, William L. Ellsworth Departmental Records - Department of Liberal Arts, Bureau of Music

WIMAN, ERASTUS, Manager, R.G. Dun & Company; Promoter of rail lines in the New York area

Box 11 Folder 87 Erastus Wiman October 29, 1890; typed letter signed, 1 p. Wiman thanks Ellsworth for his kindness during his visit to Chicago, and for Ellsworth's efforts on extending Chicago's trade market.

WINSTON, FREDERICK S., Attorney, Winston & Meagher; Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors; Member, Committee on Legislation, WCE

Box 11 Folder 88 Frederick S. Winston January 12, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Letter of thanks for a Fair ribbon.
Box 11 Folder 89 Frederick S. Winston November 10, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Winston writes in favor of the creation of a permanent organization of World's Fair Directors.

WEIR, J. ALDEN, Artist, worked in the Manufactures & Liberal Arts Building

Box 11 Folder 90 J. Alden Weir Undated; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Accepting an Ellsworth invitation.

WOOD, HENRY, Victoria House, Columbian Exhibition

Box 11 Folder 91 Henry Wood October 14, 1893; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Wood regrets he cannot accept an Ellsworth invitation.

WOOD, JOSEPH, General Manager, Pennsylvania Lines

Box 11 Folder 92 Joseph Wood July 26, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. Letter refers to rail accommodations at the Fair grounds.

YERKES, CHARLES T., Owner and manager of several railroad companies in Chicago; Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors; Member, Committee on Fine Arts, WCE; Member, Committee on Ceremonies, WCE

Box 11 Folder 93 Charles T. Yerkes September 2, 1893; typed letter signed, to Howard Edmunds, Secretary, WCE, 1 p. Letter referred to Ellsworth. Yerkes requests a gold Fair badge for Chicago Mayor Carter H. Harrison.
Box 11 Folder 94 Charles T. Yerkes November 10, 1894; typed letter signed, 1 p. Yerkes reports in favor of the creation of a permanent organization of World's Fair Directors.

YOUNG, OTTO, Member, World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors; Member, Ways & Means Committee, WCE

Box 11 Folder 95 Otto Young November 10, 1894; autographed letter signed, 1 p. Young reports in favor of establishing a permanent organization of World's Fair Directors.

Series 1: Correspondence

Subseries B: Outgoing Correspondence

Undated / Unknown Date

Box 12 Folder 1 Undated; typed letter, 1 p. Form letter from James W. Ellsworth, Edward E. Ayer, George E. Adams, and John C. Black (Financial Committee, Columbian Museum of Chicago). Letter announces the establishment of the Field Columbian Museum through the financial contributions of Marshall Field, World’s Columbian Exposition stock and other miscellaneous sources. Requests that all potential donors forward stock certificates to John C. Black, Continental National Bank, and Trustee of the museum.
Box 12 Folder 2 Undated; typed letter (copy), 1 p. To Mayor [George Swift] and the Chicago City Council Discusses the ordinance authorizing the South Park Commissioners to take control of land for the Field Columbian Museum.
Box 12 Folder 3 Undated; typed letter (copy), 1 p. To John Newell, President of the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway Company Reports on Ellsworth’s dedication to the Fair and his good relationship with the railroad companies. Newell suggests that Ellsworth represent the railroads and hold their proxies.

1890

Box 12 Folder 4 March 17, 1890; typed letter signed, 1 p. To an Unknown Correspondent Refers to the bond on the "Angelus," a painting by Francis Millet, and to Ellsworth’s attendance at an exhibition in New York City.
Box 12 Folder 5 July 11, 1890; typed letter, 1 p. To Edward Turner Jeffrey, President of the Denver and Rio Grande Rail Road Company; Member of the WCE Board of Directors; Chairman of the WCE Committee on Buildings and Grounds; and Vice Chairman of the General Division of Railway Commerce, Department of Commerce and Finance, World’s Congress Auxiliary (WCX) Announces a meeting of the WCE Board of Directors; Jeffrey regrets he was unable to attend.
Box 12 Folder 6 September 18, 1890; typed letter, 1 p. To George R. Davis, Cook County Treasurer; U.S. Congressman from Chicago; Director-General of the World’s Columbian Commission (WCC); and Member of the WCE Board of Directors Discusses Ellsworth’s opposition to Davis’ election as World’s Columbian Commission (the national organization) Director-General.
Box 12 Folder 7 October 11, 1890; typed letter (copy), 1 p. To Samuel R. Thayer, U.S. Minister to The Netherlands Discusses Ellsworth’s trip to Europe to secure "the great works of the Old Masters" for the Exposition.
Box 12 Folder 8 October 15, 1890; typed letter signed, with draft letter, 3 p. To [James G. Blaine], U.S. Secretary of State Letter requesting that the Honorable Samuel Thayer, U.S. Minister to The Netherlands, ask that country’s government to loan certain works of art from the National Museum of The Hague for exhibition at the Fair.

1891

Box 12 Folder 9 December 30, 1891; typed letter signed, 1 p. To Percy L. Shuman, Custom House Lawyer, Chicago Discusses the authenticity of the Lorenzo Lotto portrait of Columbus.

1892

Box 12 Folder 10 January 6, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. To Francis D. Millet, Director of Decoration and Function, Office of the Director of Works, WCE Ellsworth requests to meet with Millet regarding the design of an official Fair souvenir.
Box 12 Folder 11 February 4, 1892; typed letter, 1 p. To Henry Sargent Codman, Consulting Landscape Architect, Office of the Director of Works, WCE Letter discussing rail transportation to the Fair.
Box 12 Folder 12 March 12, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. To John Newell, President of the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway Company Letter referring to proxies for the election of Fair Directors.
Box 12 Folder 13 October 16, 1892; typed telegram, 1 p. To L.C. Weir, Adams Express Company Alerts Weir to quickly forward Exposition medals to W.E. Dowd, Whiting Manufacturing Company.
Box 12 Folder 14 October 16, 1892; typed telegram, 1 p. To W.E. Dowd, Whiting Manufacturing Company Ellsworth reports he asked L.C. Weir of the Adams Express Company to forward Exposition medals.
Box 12 Folder 15 October 17, 1892; typed telegram, 1 p. To S.G. Seaton Refers to the value of a jewel box designed by Tiffany.
Box 12 Folder 16 October 24, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. To Francis D. Millet, Director of Decoration and Function, Office of the Director of Works, WCE Refers to Olin Warner’s designs for the Columbian coin, Fair medals and badges.
Box 12 Folder 17 October 22, 1892; typed note signed, 1 p. To Bernard Sunny Ellsworth reports the delivery of Sunny’s badge for the Dedicatory Ceremonies.
Box 12 Folder 18 October 22, 1892; typed note signed, 1 p. To John R. Walsh Ellsworth reports the delivery of Walsh’s badge for the Dedicatory Ceremonies.
Box 12 Folder 19 October 24, 1892; typed note signed, 1 p. To E.M. Phelps Ellsworth reports the delivery of Phelp’s badge for the Dedicatory Ceremonies.
Box 12 Folder 20 October 24, 1892; typed note signed, 1 p. To James M. Shepard Ellsworth reports the delivery of Shepard’s badge for the Dedicatory Ceremonies.
Box 12 Folder 21 December 29, 1892; typed letter signed, 1 p. To William K. Carlisle, Attorney, Law Department, World’s Columbian Exposition (WCE) Ellsworth requests that Carlisle draw up a document to railroad company owners regarding subscriptions to the Exposition’s 6% Debenture Bonds.

January 1893

Box 12 Folder 22 [1893]; telegram, 1 p. To James McCrea, First Vice President of the Pennsylvania Rail Road Company Refers to establishing special train service for dignitaries traveling from Washington to Chicago for the Fair.
Box 12 Folder 23 [1893]; telegram, 1 p. To N.P. Shortridge, Chairman of the Finance Committee, Pennsylvania Rail Road Company Ellsworth reports that he will be in Philadelphia [for meetings regarding the Exposition’s 6% Debenture Bonds]. Informs Shortridge that the Burlington Railroad has subscribed to the bonds.
Box 12 Folder 24 January 7, 1893; typed letter (copy) signed, 1 p. To Edward B. Butler, Butler Brothers Department Store; Member of the WCE Board of Directors; Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, WCE; Chairman of the Bureau of Admissions and Collections, WCE Ellsworth regrets he will be unable to present the 100 special issue Columbian half dollars he promised to various individuals because WCE President Harlow Higinbotham took possession of them.
Box 12 Folder 25 January 14, 1893; typed letter (copy) signed, 2 p. To John Newell, President of the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway Company Ellsworth refers to the unsold 6% Debenture Bonds issued by the WCE, and proposes that the railroad companies holding stock in the Exposition purchase the remainder of the bonds.
Box 12 Folder 26 January 19, 1893; typed letter (copy) signed, 1 p. To O.C. Bosbyshell, Superintendent of the Mint of the United States at Philadelphia Letter referring to the 100 special issue Columbian half dollars Ellsworth ordered. Ellsworth reports the shipment was intercepted by WCE President Harlow Higinbotham, and he regrets he is unable to deliver the coins as promised.
Box 12 Folder 27 January 19, 1893; typed letter (copy) signed, 1 p. To James McCrea, First Vice President of the Pennsylvania Rail Road Company Letter referring to Ellsworth’s proposal that the railroad purchase the Exposition’s unsold 6% Debenture Bonds.
Box 12 Folder 28 January 19, 1893; typed letter (copy) signed, 3 p. To James McCrea, First Vice President of the Pennsylvania Rail Road Company Ellsworth refers to the unsold Exposition bonds, and need for the railroads to absorb one million of the five million dollars in the remaining bonds. Ellsworth informs McCrea he requested the Fort Wayne & Pan Handle Railroads purchase $140,000 of the bonds.
Box 12 Folder 29 January 19, 1893; typed letter (copy) signed, 2 p. To Charles E. Barber, Engraver, Engraving Department, U.S. Mint at Philadelphia Ellsworth refers to the problem of the 100 special issue Columbian half dollars; and, reports that Olin Warner designed the coin.
Box 12 Folder 30 January 21, 1893; typed letter (copy) signed, 1 p. To Charles E. Barber, Engraver, Engraving Department, U.S. Mint at Philadelphia Ellsworth reports that the Lorenzo Lotto portrait of Columbus (purchased by Ellsworth and used as the image on the Columbian half dollar) was awarded a silver medal and diploma at the Columbian Historical Exposition in Madrid.
Box 12 Folder 31 January 23, 1893; typed letter (copy) signed, 3 p. To Lyman J. Gage, President, First National Bank of Chicago; President of the WCE Board of Directors; Member of the Committee on Finance, WCE; Member of the Committee on Buildings and Grounds, WCE; Treasurer of the World’s Congress Auxiliary (WCX); General Chairman, Department of Commerce and Finance, WCX; Chairman, Division of Banking and Finance, WCX Ellsworth refers to the 100 special issue Columbian half dollars he requested from the Mint Department to present to various individuals, and expresses dismay at being questioned on the matter.
Box 12 Folder 32 January 23, 1893; typed letter (copy), 1 p. To N.P. Shortridge, Chairman of the Finance Committee, Pennsylvania Rail Road Company Ellsworth refers to the situation regarding the remaining Exposition 6% Debenture Bonds, and reports he will travel to Philadelphia to discuss the bonds, if necessary.
Box 12 Folder 33 January 23, 1893; typed letter (copy) signed, 1 p. To H.B. Ledyard, President of the Michigan Central Railroad Company Ellsworth summarizes the Exposition bond subscriptions the railroads are purchasing, and reports he is travelling to Boston in connection with the Burlington Northern Railroad’s subscription to the bonds.
Box 12 Folder 34 January 23, 1893; typed letter (copy) signed, 2 p. To Lyman J. Gage, President of the First National Bank of Chicago; President of the WCE Board of Directors; Member of the Committee on Finance, WCE; Member of the Committee on Buildings and Grounds, WCE; Treasurer, World’s Congress Auxiliary (WCX); General Chairman, Department of Commerce and Finance, WCX; Chairman, Division of Banking and Finance, WCX Ellsworth reports he will be travelling to Boston to secure railroad subscriptions for the Exposition’s 6% Debenture Bonds; and discusses a claim he has against the Burlington and Quincy Rail Road.
Box 12 Folder 35 January 26, 1893; typed letter (copy), 1 p. To J.C. Peasley, First Vice President, Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company; Member of the WCE Board of Directors Ellsworth reports the WCE Board of Directors has authorized him to take $100,000 of the remaining Exposition bonds and publicize that the railroads are purchasing them. Explains this will give the impression that the railroads will "expect to make a great deal out of the Exposition."
Box 12 Folder 36 January 30, 1893; typed letter (copy) signed, 1 p. To James McCrea, First Vice President, Pennsylvania Rail Road Company Ellsworth reports receipt of H.P. Shortridge’s telegram regarding the railroad bond issue, and explains the WCE would like each of the railroad stockholders to purchase double the amount of bonds that they hold in stocks. Ellsworth reports he will travel to Pittsburgh, if necessary.
Box 12 Folder 37 January 31, 1893; typed letter (copy) signed, 1 p. To Marvin Hughitt, President of the Chicago and Northwestern Rail Way Company Letter summarizes the status of various railroad bond subscriptions. Ellsworth suggests he will meet with Hughitt’s Board if they do not approve the purchase of Exposition bonds.

February 1893

Box 12 Folder 38 February 2, 1893; typed letter (copy) signed, 2 p. To James J. Hill, President of the Great Northern Railroad, St. Paul, Minnesota Letter explaining the railroad bond proposal and summarizing the amount of bond subscriptions received from other railroads. Ellsworth reports he will travel to St. Paul to discuss a subscription from the Great Northern Railroad if necessary.
Box 12 Folder 39 February 2, 1893; typed letter (copy) signed, 2 p. To R.R. Cable, President of the Chicago Rock Island and Pacific Rail Road Company Ellsworth explains the bond situation faced by the WCE and appeals to Cable to make a subscription to the Fair’s 6% Debenture Bonds.
Box 12 Folder 40 February 6, 1893; typed letter (copy) signed, 4 p. To Ferdinand W. Peck, Attorney; President, Auditorium Association; First Vice President, World’s Columbian Exposition (WCE); Member of the WCE Board of Directors; Chairman, Committee on Finance, WCE; Chairman, General Division of Opera Houses and Music Halls, Department of Music, World’s Congress Auxiliary (WCX); Member, General Committee on Places of Meeting, WCX Ellsworth reports on his contacts with the railroads in regard to the Exposition’s 6% Debenture Bonds.
Box 12 Folder 41 February 6, 1893; typed letter (copy) signed, 1 p. To Timothy B. Blackstone, President, Chicago and Alton Rail Road Company Letter thanking Blackstone for an Exposition bond subscription of $80,000.
Box 12 Folder 42 February 6, 1893; typed letter (copy) signed, 1 p. To James McCrea, First Vice President, Pennsylvania Rail Road Company Ellsworth reports on recent railroad subscriptions for Exposition bonds and thanks McCrea for his assistance.
Box 12 Folder 43 February 6, 1893; typed letter (copy) signed, 1 p. To Orland Smith, Vice President, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Baltimore Ellsworth encloses a $60,000 Exposition bond subscription, and reports on the other railroads that have subscribed to the 6% Debenture Bonds.
Box 12 Folder 44 February 6, 1893; typed letter (copy) signed, 1 p. To John Davidson, 4th Vice President, Pennsylvania Rail Road Company Letter thanking Davidson and the Pennsylvania Rail Road for a bond subscription.
Box 12 Folder 45 February 18, 1893; typed letter (copy) signed, 1 p. To Frederick Law Olmsted, Landscape Architect Ellsworth refers to the condition of the land between the Horticultural Building and the Propagating Houses.
Box 12 Folder 46 February 18, 1893; typed letter (copy) signed, 1 p. To Frederick Law Olmsted, Landscape Architect Ellsworth reports on a meeting with WCE Director of Works, Daniel Burnham regarding the Horticultural Building, and proposes Olmstead design the landscape between the Horticultural Building and the Propagating Houses.
Box 12 Folder 47 Undated; autographed letter (copy) signed, 1 p. To John B. Green, 3rd Vice President, [Pennsylvania Rail Lines] Letter thanking Green for an Exposition bond subscription.
Box 12 Folder 48 Undated; autographed letter (copy) signed, 1 p. To Spaulding and Company Order for 485 bronze badges.
Box 12 Folder 49 February 8, 1893; typed letter (copy) signed, 1 p. To Horace Tucker, Superintendent, Department of Admissions, Bureau of Admissions and Collections, World’s Columbian Exposition (WCE) Ellsworth requests that the foreign commissioners to the WCE issue passes for the foreign workmen.
Box 12 Folder 50 February 9, 1893; typed letter (copy), 1 p. To George R. Davis, Cook County Treasurer; U.S. Congressman from Chicago; Director-General, World’s Columbian Commission (WCC); Member of the WCE Board of Directors Ellsworth inquires whether the Bureau of Music can be separated from the Liberal Arts Department so that Musical Director Theodore Thomas can report directly to Davis.
Box 12 Folder 51 February 13, 1893; typed letter (copy) signed, 1 p. To Thomas F. Oakes, President, Northern Pacific Rail Road Company, New York City Ellsworth requests Oakes consider purchasing a subscription to the Exposition’s 6% Debenture Bonds, and reports he will travel to New York to discuss the subscription, if necessary.
Box 12 Folder 52 February [13], 1893; typed letter (copy) signed, 1 p. To Selim H. Peabody, Chief, WCE Department of Liberal Arts; Chairman, General Division of Physics, Department of Science and Philosophy, World’s Congress Auxiliary (WCX) Ellsworth reports it will be impossible for piano manufacturers to use the Recital, Choral, or Musical Halls for exhibitions, without the consent of Musical Director, Theodore Thomas.
Box 12 Folder 53 February 15, 1893; typed letter (copy) signed, 1 p. To George V. Massey, Counsel, Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Rail Road Company; Member, WCE/WCC Council of Administration Refers to official Fair badges for Commissioners and Alternates. Ellsworth also reports that Pennsylvania Railroad purchased a $140,000 Exposition bond subscription.
Box 12 Folder 54 February 17, 1893; autographed letter (copy) signed, 1 p. To George R. Davis, Cook County Treasurer; U.S. Congressman from Chicago; Director-General, World’s Columbian Commission (WCC); Member, WCE Board of Directors Ellsworth refers to the exhibition of musical instruments in the Choral, Musical or Recital Halls, and reports he wrote a letter to Chief of the WCE Department of Liberal Arts, Selim H. Peabody, regarding this matter.
Box 12 Folder 55 February 20, 1893; typed letter (copy) signed, 1 p. To O.C. Bosbyshell, Superintendent of the U.S. Mint at Philadelphia Ellsworth encloses 6 passes to the Fairgrounds, and tickets for the Illinois Central train line. Regrets he will not be able to greet Bosbyshell on his arrival in Chicago, but wishes to meet him in the evening.
Box 12 Folder 56 February 23, 1893; typed letter (copy) signed, 2 p. To Carter H. Harrison, Mayor, City of Chicago Ellsworth refers to a possible strike by the switchers and switchtenders of the railroads, and reiterates the necessity to have efficient rail service in Chicago during the Fair.

March 1893

Box 12 Folder 57 March 10, 1893; typed letter (copy), 1 p. To O.C. Bosbyshell, Superintendent of the U.S. Mint at Philadelphia Ellsworth regrets missing Bosbyshell on his visit to Chicago, and thanks him for the fifteen Columbian half dollars. Refers to the earlier situation regarding the 100 special issue coins, and states that despite the misunderstanding there is no discord among the Fair directors.

April 1893

Box 12 Folder 58 Folder 58. April 13, 1893; typed letter (copy), 1 p. To Edward B. Butler, Butler Brothers Department Store; Member, WCE Board of Directors; Chairman, Ways and Means Committee, WCE; Chairman, Bureau of Admissions and Collections, WCE Ellsworth requests that the WCE not require a bond from the U.S. Mint Department since Colonel Bosbyshell did so much to help produce the Columbian coins.
Box 12 Folder 59 April 25, 1893; Typed letter (copy), 3 p. To Spaulding and Company Order for Fair badges for the officers, directors, commissioners, lady managers, chiefs of departments, etc. of the Exposition.
Box 12 Folder 60 April 25, 1893; typed letter (copy), 1 p. To Spaulding and Company Order for an additional badge for Ellsworth.
Box 12 Folder 61 April 25, 1893; typed letter (copy), 1 p. To Spaulding and Company Order for Fair badges for the Vice President and 2nd Vice President of the WCE.

May 1893

Box 12 Folder 62 May 29, 1893; typed letter (copy), 1 p. To Spaulding and Company Order for an official Fair badge for the Infanta Eulalia of Spain.

July 1893

Box 12 Folder 63 July 17, 1893; typed letter (copy), 1 p. To Spaulding & Company Ellsworth explains that gold badges are reserved only for those holding authority on the Fairgrounds, and that he will discuss issuing a gold badge to Thomas Waller, a Member of the WCE Committee on Liberal Arts, to the Council of Administration.
Box 12 Folder 64 July 31, 1893; typed letter (copy), 1p. To "Sir"
Notice of meeting of the Music Committee.

August 1893

Box 12 Folder 65 August 26, 1893; typed note (copy) signed, with autographed response from Key, 1 p. To George H. Wilson, Secretary, Bureau of Music, Department of Liberal Arts, World’s Columbian Commission (WCC) Ellsworth forwards Wilson a $30.00 reimbursement for Bureau of Music Assistant Pierre V.R. Key.

September 1893

Box 12 Folder 66 September 4, 1893; typed letter (copy) signed, 1 p. To Edwin Walker, Attorney, Walker and Eddy Law Offices; Counsel, Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail Road; Solicitor General, Law Department, WCE; Member, WCE Board of Directors; Chairman, Committee on Legislation, WCE Ellsworth refers to the Exposition gondola company’s injunction granting them permission to stop at any and all boat landings. Ellsworth reports control of the landings must be strictly observed to prevent accidents.
Box 12 Folder 67 September 6, 1893; typed letter (copy) signed, 1 p. To George H. Wilson, Secretary, Bureau of Music, Department of Liberal Arts, World’s Columbian Commission (WCC) Ellsworth reports on meeting to engage Sousa’s Band for performances at the Fair.

November 1893

Box 12 Folder 68 November 22, 1893; typed note (copy) signed, 1 p. To Captain [?] Burke Ellsworth forwards correspondence for Burke’s information.
Box 12 Folder 69 November 22, 1893; typed note (copy) signed, 1 p. To Bishop P. McHale, Assistant to Cardinal Gibbons, Archbishop of Baltimore Forwards copy of cablegram received from Cardinal McConnell [regarding the Vatican loan of the materials they exhibited at the Fair to the Field Columbian Museum].
Box 12 Folder 70 November 22, 1893; typed letter (copy) signed, 1 p. To Ferdinand W. Peck, Attorney; President, Auditorium Association; First Vice President, World’s Columbian Exposition (WCE); Member, WCE Board of Directors; Chairman, Committee on Finance, WCE; Chairman, General Division of Opera Houses and Music Halls, Department of Music, World’s Congress Auxiliary (WCX); Member, General Committee on Places of Meeting, WCX Ellsworth’s letter refers to the recoining of the remaining/unsold Columbian half dollars.

December 1893

Box 12 Folder 71 December 2, 1893; typed letter (copy), 2 p. To William E. Curtis, Washington Correspondent, Chicago Record;; Chairman, Latin American Department, World’s Columbian Exposition (WCE); Superintendent, Latin American Bureau, Department of Foreign Affairs, WCE; Representative for the U.S. State Department, U.S. Government Exhibit, WCE Ellsworth refers to correspondence from received from Cardinal Rampola, Papal Secretary of State, and Cardinal McConnell regarding the Alexander VI and Columbus portraits, maps, and mosaics lent to the Fair by the Vatican.
Box 12 Folder 72 December 5, 1893; telegram (copy) from J.G. Carlisle, 1 p. To Anthony F. Seeburger, Treasurer, World’s Columbian Exposition (WCE); Member, WCE Board of Directors Referred to Ellsworth. Carlisle announces he will place the remaining/unsold Columbian half dollars in circulation unless a deposit is made to cover their recoining.
Box 12 Folder 73 December 6, 1893; telegram (copy) from J.G. Carlisle, 1 p. To Anthony F. Seeburger, Treasurer, World’s Columbian Exposition (WCE); Member, World’s Columbian Exposition (WCE) Board of Directors Carlisle reports that the Columbian half dollars will not be issued if Ellsworth is willing to cover the expense of recoinage.
Box 12 Folder 74 December 7, 1893; typed letter (copy), 1 p. To Howard O. Edmond, Attorney; Counsel, the McCormick Estate; Vice President, Northern Trust Company; Secretary, World’s Columbian Exposition (WCE) Ellsworth refers to a settlement between the WCE Board of Directors and the Board of the South Park Commissioners. Ellsworth believes that all Fair buildings in Jackson Park and the Midway Plaisance, as well as $200,000 should be turned over to the South Park Board. Also gives the opinions of other major Exposition stockholders regarding this matter. Reports that the "staff" and plaster on the Fair buildings have begun to rapidly disintegrate.

1894

Box 12 Folder 75 Undated; typed letter (copy), 1 p. To an Unknown Correspondent Letter referred to Ellsworth and refers to the cost of recoining the Columbian half dollars.
Box 12 Folder 76 September 18, 1894; typed letter (copy), 1 p. To R.E. Preston, Director of the Mint, U.S. Treasury Department, Washington D.C. Ellsworth requests reimbursement for the recoining and shipment of the Columbian half dollars.
Box 12 Folder 77 Letter to the WCE Board of Directors members who received Ellsworth’s letter dated November 9, 1894, proposing the creation of a permanent organization of the WCE Board of Directors.
Box 12 Folder 78 Typed form letter (copy), with response, 1 p.; November 9, 1894. To Milton W. Kir, Member, WCE Board of Directors Ellsworth proposes the creation of a permanent organization of World’s Fair directors, to meet once or twice a year, with the election of a new president once a year. Letter requests responses from the current directors. Kirk responds in favor.
Box 12 Folder 79 Typed form letter (copy), with response, 1 p.; November 9, 1894. To William Chalmer, Member, WCE Board of Directors Ellsworth proposes the creation of a permanent organization of World’s Fair directors, to meet once or twice a year, with the election of a new president once a year. Letter requests responses from the current directors. Chalmers responds in favor.
Box 12 Folder 80 Typed form letter (copy), with response, 1 p.; Nov. 9, 1894. To Franklin H. Head, Member, WCE Board of Directors Ellsworth proposes the creation of a permanent organization of World’s Fair directors, to meet once or twice a year, with the election of a new president once a year. Letter requests responses from the current directors. Head responds in favor.

1895

Box 12 Folder 81 January 23, 1895; typed note (copy) from Ellsworth’s Secretary, 1 p. To [Members of the WCE Board of Directors] Reports Ellsworth has been away and has been unable to take up the question of the final organization of a permanent association of World’s Fair directors; a meeting will be called.

1896

Box 12 Folder 82 September 11, 1896; typed letter (copy), 1 p. To J.M. Harlan, Alderman, City of Chicago Ellsworth refers to the Lake Front Ordinance fixing the site of the Field Columbian Museum, and states that the site of the Museum should be fixed by the South Park Commissioners and the Field Columbian Museum Trustees. Letter also discusses the development of Lakefront land near the Art Institute.
Box 12 Folder 83 September 11, 1896; typed letter (copy), 1 p. To George B. Swift, Mayor, City of Chicago Ellsworth encloses copies of his correspondence to Alderman Madden and requests to meet regarding the Lake Front ordinance.

1898

Box 12 Folder 84 June 16, 1898; autographed letter signed, 1 p. To the Honorable Judges of the Circuit Bench, Cook County, Illinois Letter of resignation from the South Park Commissioners due to extended absences from Chicago.

1901

Box 12 Folder 85 August 1, 1901; typed letter (copy), 1 p. To John Boyd Thatcher, Autograph collector and historian of early navigational discoveries; Delegate from New York State, World’s Columbian Commission (WCC); Chairman, Executive Committee on Awards, WCC; Member, Advisory Council on World’s Congresses, WCC; Chairman, General Division of Intellectual Property, Department of Government, World’s Congress Auxiliary, WCX Ellsworth responds to Thacher’s questions regarding the Lorenzo Lotto portrait of Columbus.

NAME INDEX

Adams Express Company Folder 13
Barber, Charles Folder 29, 30
Blackstone, Timothy Folder 41
[Blaine, James G.] Folder 8
Bosbyshell, O.C. Folder 26, 55, 57
Burke, Captain [ ] Folder 67
Butler, Edward B. Folder 24, 58
Cable, R.R. Folder 39
Carlisle, William K. Folder 21
Chalmers, William Folder 79
Codman, Henry Sargent Folder 11
Curtis, William Eleroy Folder 71
Davidson, John Folder 44
Davis, George R. Folder 6, 50, 54
Dowd, W.E. Folder 14
Gage, Lyman Folder 31, 34
Green, John B. Folder 47
Harlan, J.M. Folder 82
Harrison, Carter H. Folder 56
Head, Franklin Folder 80
Hill, James Folder 38
Hughitt, Marvin Folder 37
Jeffrey, Edward Turner Folder 5
Kirk, Milton Folder 78
Ledyard, H.B. Folder 33
Massey, George V. Folder 53
McCrea, J. Folder 22, 27, 28, 36, 42
McHale, Bishop P. Folder 68
Millet, Francis Folder 4, 10, 16
Newell, John Folder 3, 12, 25
Oakes, Thomas Folder 51
Olmstead, Frederick Folder 45, 46
Peabody, Selim H. Folder 52
Peasley, J.C. Folder 35
Peck, Ferdinand Folder 40, 70
Phelps, Erskine M. Folder 19
Preston, R.E. Folder 76
Seaton, S.G. Folder 15
Seeburger, Anthony Folder 72, 73
Shepard, James M. Folder 20
Shortridge, N.P. Folder 23, 32
Shuman, Percy Folder 9
Smith, Orland Folder 43
Spaulding & Co. Folder 48, 59-63
Sunny, Bernard Folder 17
Swift, George Folder 2, 83
Thayer, Samuel Folder 7
Tiffany & Co. Folder 16
Tucker, Horace Folder 49
Walker, Edwin Folder 65
Walsh, John Folder 18
Weir, L.C. Folder 13
Whiting Mfg. Co. Folder 14
Wilson, George H. Folder 64. 65

SUBJECT INDEX

Bureau of Music Folder 50, 52, 54, 64, 66
Columbian Coins Design Folder 16
Recoinage Folder 70, 72, 73, 75
Special Issue 100 coins Folder 24, 26, 29, 31, 57
Ellsworth’s trip to Europe on behalf of the WCE Committee on Fine Arts Folder 7, 8
Fair badges, souvenirs, and medals Folder 10, 13-20, 59-63
Field Columbian Museum Folder 1, 2, 68, 71, 82
Lorenzo Lotto portrait of Columbus Folder 9, 30, 85
Permanent organization of WCE Directors Folder 76-81
Railroads 6% Debenture Bonds Folder 3, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 32-44, 47, 51
Rail transportation at the Fair Folder 11, 22, 56

Series 2: Departmental Records

WCE Departments and Divisions represented in the Records

Bureau of Admissions and Collections
Department of Agriculture
Auditor’s Department
Citizen’s Committee on Reception & Comfort
Department of Electricity, Electrical and Pneumatical Appliances
Department of Fine Arts
Department of Foreign Affairs
Board of Lady Managers
Law Department
Department of Liberal Arts: Bureau of Charities and Correction
Department of Liberal Arts: Bureau of Music
Department of Livestock
Department of Machinery
Department of Manufactures
Department of Mines, Mining and Metallurgy
Department of Publicity and Promotion
Board of Reference and Control
South Park Commissioners
Stockholders, World’s Columbian Exposition
Department of Transportation
Department of Works: Architectural Department
Department of Works: Columbian Guard
Department of Works: Department of Decorations and Functions
Department of Works: Director of Works
Department of Works: Electrical Engineering Department
Department of Works: Engineering Department
Department of Works: Fire Department
Department of Works: General Superintendent of Buildings
Department of Works: Department of Landscape, Roads, etc.
Department of Works: Mechanical Department
Department of Works: Medical Department
Department of Works: Purchasing Agent
Department of Works: Survey and Grades Department
Department of Works: Transportation Department
Department of Works: Water Supply, Sewerage and Fire Protection Department
World’s Columbian Commission (National Organization): Standing Committees
World’s Columbian Commission (National Organization): Executive Committee on Awards
World’s Columbian Exposition Board of Directors (Local Organization): Committee on Awards
World’s Columbian Exposition Board of Directors (Local Organization): Committee on Ceremonies
World’s Columbian Exposition Board of Directors (Local Organization): Committee on Estimates
World’s Columbian Exposition Board of Directors (Local Organization): Committee on Fine Arts
World’s Columbian Exposition Board of Directors (Local Organization): Executive Committee
World’s Columbian Exposition Board of Directors (Local Organization): Committee on Grounds and Buildings
World’s Columbian Exposition Board of Directors (Local Organization): Secretary’s Office
World’s Columbian Exposition Board of Directors (Local Organization): Treasurer’s Office

Contents of the Collection:

  • Account Classifications
  • Announcements
  • Applications for Exhibit Space
  • Articles
  • Bylaws
  • Catalogues
  • Circulars
  • Cost Estimates
  • Departmental Reports
  • Estimate of Expenses
  • Exhibit Entry Forms
  • Floor Plans
  • General Correspondence
  • Informational Pamphlets
  • Informational Sheets
  • Maps
  • Ordinances
  • Packaging Labels
  • Permits for Exhibition Space
  • Proceedings
  • Programs
  • Proxies
  • Questionnaires
  • Resolutions
  • Rosters
  • Rules and Regulations
  • Salary Statements
  • Statement of Expenditures
  • Statement of Railroad Coupons
  • Stock Certificates
  • Tickets/Passes

Bureau of Admissions & Collections

Box 1 Folder 1 Daily Statement of Railroad Coupons Collected
Box 1 Folder 2 Tickets/Passes: Chicago Day, October 9, 1893 (12)
Box 1 Folder 3 Tickets/Passes: Complimentary Passes, Dedicatory Ceremonies, October 1892 (18)
Box 1 Folder 4 Tickets/Passes: Complimentary Pass, Opening Ceremonies, May 1, 1893
Box 1 Folder 5 Tickets/Passes: Entrance Passes to miscellaneous Fair Buildings (3)
Box 1 Folder 6 Tickets/Passes: General Admission Tickets (4)
Box 1 Folder 7 Tickets/Passes: Manhattan Day, October 21, 1893 (3)
Box 1 Folder 8 Tickets/Passes: Midway Plaisance Attractions (22)
Box 1 Folder 9 Tickets/Passes: Miscellaneous (19)
Box 1 Folder 10 Tickets/Passes: Musical Features in Festival and Music Halls (20)
Box 1 Folder 11 Tickets/Passes: Parades and Pageants
Box 1 Folder 12 Tickets/Passes: Special Rail Accomodations (6)
Box 1 Folder 13 Tickets/Passes: State Buildings (2)
Box 1 Folder 14 Tickets/Passes: World’s Congress Auxiliary (2)

Department of Agriculture

Box 1 Folder 15 Applications for exhibit space
Box 1 Folder 16 Exhibitors tickets
Box 1 Folder 17 Information sheet for the Official Catalogue
Box 1 Folder 18 Rules Governing Dairy Tests
Box 1 Folder 19 Special Rules and Information [for the Department of Agriculture]
Box 1 Folder 20 Special Rules and Information governing the exhibit of Bees, Honey, Beeswax, and Bee Appliances [See also: Oversize Folder 1.1: Packaging Label]

Auditor’s Department

Box 1 Folder 21 21. Classification of Accounts: February 1892
Box 1 Folder 22 22. Classification of Accounts: July 1892
Box 1 Folder 23 23. Classification of Accounts: January 1893
Box 1 Folder 24 24. Cost Estimates for Exposition Departments
Box 1 Folder 25 25. Cost Estimates for Lighting, February 17, 1891
Box 1 Folder 26 26. Report of the Auditor: January 6, 1892
Box 1 Folder 27 27. Report of the Auditor: August 6, 1892
Box 1 Folder 28 28. Report of the Auditor: October 6, 1892
Box 1 Folder 29 29. Report of the Auditor: November 6, 1892
Box 1 Folder 30 30. Report of the Auditor: December 6, 1892
Box 1 Folder 31 31. Report of the Auditor: January 6, 1893
Box 1 Folder 32 32. Report of the Auditor: May 6, 1893
Box 1 Folder 33 33. Report of the Auditor: July 6, 1893
Box 1 Folder 34 34. Report of the Auditor: August 7, 1893
Box 1 Folder 35 35. Report of the Auditor: October 6, 1893
Box 1 Folder 36 36. Report of the Auditor: November 12, 1893
Box 1 Folder 37 37. Report of the Auditor: December 12, 1893
Box 1 Folder 38 38. Report of the Auditor: January 12, 1894
Box 1 Folder 39 39. Report of the Auditor: February 11, 1894
Box 1 Folder 40 40. Report of the Auditor: June 1, 1894
Box 1 Folder 41 41. Statement of the Acting Auditor, C.V. Barrington

Citizen’s Committee on Reception & Comfort

Box 1 Folder 42 Programme of Days and Order of Ceremonies

Department of Electricity, Electrical & Pneumatical Appliances

Box 1 Folder 43 General correspondence to exhibitors
Box 1 Folder 44 Permits and acceptance letters of exhibit space

Department of Fine Arts

Box 2 Folder 1 Circulars
Box 2 Folder 2 Extracts from the General Regulations of the Art Department
Box 2 Folder 3 Packaging Label
    [SEE ALSO: Oversize Folders 1.2 and 1.3: Floor Plan and Building Plans, December 7, 1892]

Department of Foreign Affairs

Box 2 Folder 4 Commissions of Foreign Countries on the United States: Roster of Foreign Commissioners in the United States
Box 2 Folder 5 General informational material: Portuguese
Box 2 Folder 6 Information for Foreign Exhibitors: English
Box 2 Folder 7 Information for Foreign Exhibitors: French
Box 2 Folder 8 Information for Foreign Exhibitors: German
Box 2 Folder 9 Information for Foreign Exhibitors: Italian
Box 2 Folder 10 Information for Foreign Exhibitors: Spanish
Box 2 Folder 11 Pamphlets: Women’s Building/Board of Lady Managers – French
Box 2 Folder 12 Pamphlets: Women’s Building/Board of Lady Managers – German
Box 2 Folder 13 Pamphlets: Women’s Building/Board of Lady Managers – Spanish
Box 2 Folder 14 Bulgarian Exhibits: Classified Catalogue
Box 2 Folder 15 German Exhibits: Circulars, Rules and Regulations, Space Allocation Information, etc.
Box 2 Folder 16 Irish Village Exhibits: Flyer
Box 2 Folder 17 Java Village: Pamphlets (2)
Box 2 Folder 18 Netherlands Exhibits: Resolution to the U.S. Secretary of State regarding the loan of certain works of art from Amsterdam and The Hague to the Exposition
Box 2 Folder 19 Norwegian Exhibits: Catalogue Appendices

Board of Lady Managers

Box 2 Folder 20 20. General correspondence, medallions
Box 2 Folder 21 21. Roster
Box 2 Folder 22 22. Report presented to the Board of Lady Managers from the States, Territories, District of Columbia, and City of Chicago, September 1891.

Law Department

Box 2 Folder 23 Report of the Attorney

Department of Liberal Arts

Box 2 Folder 24 Bureau of Charities and Correction: Report
Box 2 Folder 25 Educational Exhibit: Circular #2
Box 2 Folder 26 Educational Exhibit: Circular #4 (2 copies)

Department of Liberal Arts: Bureau of Music

Box 2 Folder 27 Bureau of Music: Announcements
Box 2 Folder 28 Bureau of Music: Bulletin of Exposition Concerts, May 15-30, 1893
Box 2 Folder 29 Bureau of Music: Bulletin of Exposition Concerts, to August 1, 1893 (corrected to April 5, 1893) (2 copies)
Box 2 Folder 30 Bureau of Music: Clippings - Controversy in the Bureau of Music regarding the exhibit of Steinway Pianos and Ignace Paderewski’s performance
Box 2 Folder 31 Bureau of Music: Contract of Orchestral Services, with notes
Box 2 Folder 32 Bureau of Music: Invitation - Mass Rehearsal, October 5, 1892
Box 2 Folder 33 Bureau of Music: Lists of Composers and Concert Singers
Box 2 Folder 34 Bureau of Music: Programs - Children’s Celebration of Washington’s Birthday, February 22, 1890
Box 2 Folder 35 Bureau of Music: Programs - Festival Hall Series #3, Wagner Programme, May 30, 1893
Box 2 Folder 36 Bureau of Music: Programs - German House Music, May 23, 1893
Box 2 Folder 37 Bureau of Music: Programs - The Lineff Russian Choir, "The Russian Peasant Wedding," October 24, 1893
Box 2 Folder 38 Bureau of Music: Programs - Music Hall Inaugural Concert, with notes, May 2, 1893
Box 2 Folder 39 Bureau of Music: Programs - Service Building Concerts: December 19, 1892; January 22, 1893; February 12, 1893; February 19, 1893; February 26, 1893
Box 2 Folder 40 Bureau of Music: Programs - Women’s Amateur Musical Clubs
Box 2 Folder 41 Bureau of Music: Regulations, June 30, 1892
Box 2 Folder 42 Bureau of Music: Report of G.H. Wilson, Special Commissioner to Europe in the Interest of the Bureau of Music of the Exposition, March 23-May 14, no year
Box 2 Folder 43 Bureau of Music: Report #2 - Suggestions regarding Music at the Exposition, December 24, 1891
Box 2 Folder 44 Bureau of Music: Report of the Bureau of Music, [May 1892]
Box 2 Folder 45 Bureau of Music: Salary Statements - Symphony Orchestra, Bands, Musicians
Box 2 Folder 46 Monthly Reports: May 2, 1892
Box 2 Folder 47 Monthly Reports: October 5, 1892
Box 2 Folder 48 Monthly Reports: November 7, 1892
Box 2 Folder 49 Monthly Reports: January 5, 1893
Box 2 Folder 50 Monthly Reports: April 6, 1893
Box 2 Folder 51 Monthly Reports: May 5, 1893

Department of Livestock

Box 2 Folder 52 Exhibit Entry Form with Form Letter: Cattle, Horses and Swine Exhibit
Box 2 Folder 53 Exhibit Entry Form with Form Letter: Kennel Exhibit
Box 2 Folder 54 Exhibit Entry Form with Form Letter: Pigeon Exhibit
Box 2 Folder 55 Exhibit Entry Form with Form Letter: Poultry Exhibit
Box 2 Folder 56 Rules and Regulations

Department of Machinery

Box 2 Folder 57 Exhibit shipping information correspondence
Box 2 Folder 58 Space permits and applications

Department of Manufactures

Box 2 Folder 59 Space permits and acceptance letters

Department of Mines, Mining & Metallurgy

Box 2 Folder 60 Metallurgical Specimens: General Information
Box 2 Folder 61 Sample and permit cards (8)

Department of Publicity & Promotion

Box 3 Folder 1 Maps: "Chicago and the World’s Columbian Exposition" (Midway Publishing Company, 1892)
Box 3 Folder 2 Promotional article - Portuguese

Board of Reference & Control

Box 3 Folder 3 Rules and regulations, May 1, 1891

South Park Commissioners

Box 3 Folder 4 Estimated cost of the Improvement of the Lake Front Park, undated
Box 3 Folder 5 Proceedings to determine the site of the World’s Columbian Exposition, September 22, 1890
Box 3 Folder 6 Ordinance granting the South Park Commissioners to regulate Lake Front Park, October 21, 1895
Box 3 Folder 7 Statement of Account with Tax from 1869-1895
Box 3 Folder 8 Statement of Resources and Liabilities to February 1, 1897

Stockholders, World’s Columbian Exposition Corporation

Box 3 Folder 9 General correspondence and receipts
Box 3 Folder 10 Proxies
Box 3 Folder 11 Stock Certificates: Variable Shares
Box 3 Folder 12 Stock Certificates: One share (green)
Box 3 Folder 13 Stock Certificates: Two shares (orange)
Box 3 Folder 14 Stock Certificates: Five shares (blue)
Box 3 Folder 15 Stock Certificates: Ten shares (olive)

Department of Transportation

Box 3 Folder 16 General information and correspondence
Box 3 Folder 17 Information form for official catalogue
Box 3 Folder 18 Packaging label (2)
Box 3 Folder 19 Rules and regulations
Box 3 Folder 20 Space permit and application forms

Department of Works

Box 3 Folder 21 Architectural Department: Final Report of the Department of the Chief Draughtsman
Box 3 Folder 22 Columbian Guard: Article - "[I was a] Guard at the Greatest Fair of them All" by Bently W. Sinclair, 1961
Box 3 Folder 23 Columbian Guard: Questionnaire for Guards
Box 3 Folder 24 Columbian Guard: Rules and Regulations, with map
Box 3 Folder 25 Department of Decorations and Functions: Report of the Department of Decorations and Functions, with index (Includes: final report of the Department of Decorations; list of artists for mural decoration; list of sculptors for sculpture of buildings; building inscriptions; report of "functions"; list of special days celebrated at the Fair.)
Box 3 Folder 26 Director of Works: Report on Construction
Box 3 Folder 27 Director of Works: Report on Design (Includes list of architects, painters, and sculptors employed by the Fair.)
Box 3 Folder 28 Director of Works: Report on Organization (Includes list of "appointed men who did invaluable service...")
Box 3 Folder 29 Director of Works: Report Conclusion
Box 3 Folder 30 Electrical Engineering Department: Construction Report of the Electrical Engineering Department, with index (Includes temporary construction, arc and incandescent lighting, electric power, power plant, and alarm and communications systems.)
Box 3 Folder 31 Electrical Engineering Department: Operating Report
Box 3 Folder 32 Electrical Engineering Department: Organization Report
Box 3 Folder 33 Engineering Department: Report of E.C. Shankland, Chief Engineer
Box 3 Folder 34 Fire Department: Location of Fire Alarm Boxes
Box 3 Folder 35 Fire Department: Report of the Fire Marshall, April 30, 1894 (Includes detailed summary of the fire in the Cold Storage Warehouse)
Box 3 Folder 36 General Superintendent of Buildings: Report of the General Superintendent of Buildings, January 9, 1894 (Includes the Report of the Superintendent of Exterior Covering)
Box 4 Folder 1 Department of Landscape, Roads, etc.: Report of the Department of Landscape, Roads Department, and Miscellaneous Departments (janitorial, snow removal, etc.)
Box 4 Folder 2 Mechanical Department: Programme of Review of Passenger Launches, with map, July 14, 1892
Box 4 Folder 3 Mechanical Department: Report on Constructional Work in the Mechanical Department
Box 4 Folder 4 Mechanical Department: Operating Report of the Mechanical Department, May 1-October 30, 1893 (January 1, 1894)
Box 4 Folder 5 Medical Department: Report of the Medical Department (with index), November 1, 1893 [Includes lists of deaths and injuries at the Fair]
Box 4 Folder 6 Purchasing Agent: Report of the Purchasing Agent, April 1, 1894
Box 4 Folder 7 Survey and Grades Department: Report of the Department of Surveys and Grades, November 1, 1893
Box 4 Folder 8 Transportation Department: Report of the Transportation Department (1 of 2)
Box 4 Folder 9 Transportation Department: Report of the Transportation Department (2 of 2)
Box 4 Folder 10 Water Supply, Sewerage and Fire Protection Department: Report of the Department of Water Supply, Sewerage and Fire Protection

World’s Columbian Commission

Box 4 Folder 11 Bylaws
Box 4 Folder 12 Standing Committees: Roster
Box 4 Folder 13 Executive Committee on Awards: Supplemental Final Report, May 27, 1896

World’s Columbian Exposition Board of Directors

Box 4 Folder 14 Bylaws
Box 4 Folder 15 Committee on Awards: Regulations Governing Awards Report, February 11, 1891
Box 4 Folder 16 Committee on Awards: Report, February 11, 1891
Box 4 Folder 17 Committee on Awards: Official Ribbon
Box 4 Folder 18 Committee on Ceremonies: Miscellaneous notes and correspondence
Box 4 Folder 19 Committee on Ceremonies: Programs, invitations, and tickets to the Dedicatory Ceremonies, October 19-22, 1892
Box 4 Folder 20 Committee on Ceremonies: Programme to the Fireworks Display at Washington, Lincoln and Garfield Parks, October 21, 1892
Box 4 Folder 21 Committee on Ceremonies: Souvenir Programme [Dedicatory Ceremonies], October 19-22, 1892
Box 4 Folder 22 Committee on Ceremonies: Programs - Opening Ceremonies, May 1, 1893
Box 4 Folder 23 Committee on Ceremonies: Programs - Closing Ceremonies, October 30, 1893
Box 4 Folder 24 Committee on Estimates: Estimated Expenditures and Estimated Resources
Box 4 Folder 25 Committee on Estimates: Summary of Revised Estimate of Expenditures, February 20, 1891
Box 4 Folder 26 Committee on Fine Arts: Resolution regarding The Netherlands loan of certain works of art to the Exposition, October 23, 1890 (2 copies)
Box 4 Folder 27 Executive Committee: Rights of publication for the WCE Official Catalogue
Box 4 Folder 28 Committee on Grounds and Buildings: Report, September 8, 1890
Box 4 Folder 29 Committee on Grounds and Buildings: Report, August 31, 1891
Box 4 Folder 30 Resolution providing for the issue of $4,000,000 of 6% Debenture Bonds, September 9, 1892
Box 4 Folder 31 Secretary’s Office: Estimate of Expenses, 1890
Box 4 Folder 32 Secretary’s Office: General Correspondence, 1890-1891
Box 4 Folder 33 Secretary’s Office: Remarks and speech of the Honorable Benjamin Butterworth upon the subject of introducing handpresses in the Bureau of Printing and Engraving in place of steam (delivered January 23 and March 2, 1889)
Box 4 Folder 34 Treasurer’s Office: Statement of Expenditures of the Treasurer’s Office, February 6, 189

Series 3: Ephemera

Collection Content:

  • Address Book
  • Announcements
  • Badges
  • Banquet Menus
  • Briefs
  • Bylaws
  • Calling Cards
  • Columbian Half Dollar
  • Cyclorama
  • Debenture Bonds
  • Drawings
  • Exhibits
  • Guest Lists
  • Invitations
  • -Invitations, unidentified dates
  • -Invitations, January-September 1892
  • -Invitations, October 1892
  • -Invitations, November-December 1892
  • -Invitations, January-April 1893
  • -Invitations, May 1893
  • -Invitations, June 1893
  • -Invitations, July 1893
  • -Invitations, August-September 1893
  • -Invitations, October 1893
  • -Invitations, December 1893
  • Invoices
  • Letters
  • Lotto Portrait of Columbus (information on)
  • Magazines
  • Medals
  • Membership Certificates
  • Newspaper clippings
  • Notations
  • Passes
  • Petitions
  • Poem
  • Postcards
  • Programs
  • Receipts
  • Ribbons
  • Roll Call/Voting List
  • Rosters
  • Souvenirs
  • Stock Certificates
  • Telegram Notice
  • Tickets
Box 1 Folder 1 Address book and directory (JWE personal)
Box 1 Folder 2 Announcement: Interstate Industrial Exposition of Chicago, 1888
Box 1 Folder 3 Badges (bronze): Lists of badge recipients
Box 1 Folder 4 Banquet Menu: March 25, 1893 - In Honor of Daniel H. Burnham, WCE Director of Works
Box 1 Folder 5 Banquet Menu: May 2, 1893 - In honor of Don Cristobal Colon de la Cerda, Duke of Veragua
Box 1 Folder 6 Banquet Menu: September 5, 1893 - In honor of the Foreign Commissioners of the WCE, hosted by the Royal Korean Commissioner
Box 1 Folder 7 Banquet Menu: October 11, 1893 - In honor of the Foreign Commissioners to the WCE
Box 1 Folder 8 Banquet Menu: October 25, 1893 - In honor of Thomas W. Palmer, President of the World’s Columbian Commission (WCC)
Box 1 Folder 9 Banquet Menu: May 1, 1895 - In honor of the first regular meeting of the WCE Director’s Association
Box 1 Folder 10 Brief and Argument for Appellant: James W. Ellsworth vs. Miner T. Ames, March 1887
Box 1 Folder 11 Bylaws of the WCE, revised to March 13, 1891
Box 1 Folder 12 Calling Cards (7): Miscellaneous
Box 1 Folder 13 Columbian Half Dollar: Design sketches
Box 1 Folder 14 Columbian Half Dollar: Notes on recoining the remaining/unsold Columbian half dollars
Box 1 Folder 15 Columbian Half Dollar: Photocopies of $10,000 check to purchase the First Columbian half dollar
Box 1 Folder 16 Cyclorama of Jackson Park - Circular from the WCE Stockholders
Box 1 Folder 17 Debenture Bonds: $100 (olive)
Box 1 Folder 18 Debenture Bonds: $500 (brown)
Box 1 Folder 19 Debenture Bonds: $1000 (green)
Box 1 Folder 20 Debenture Bonds: $1000 (orange)
Box 1 Folder 21 Debenture Bonds: $5000 (green)
Box 1 Folder 22 Debenture Bonds: $5000 (orange)
Box 1 Folder 23 Debenture Bonds - Railroad Subscriptions: Miscellaneous notes
Box 1 Folder 24 Debenture Bonds - Railroad Subscriptions: Railroad proxy (Chicago & Northwestern Railway Company)
Box 1 Folder 25 Debenture Bonds - Railroad Subscriptions: Railroad Proxy (Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway Company, and Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Rail Road)
Box 1 Folder 26 Debenture Bonds - Railroad Subscriptions: Railroad proxy (Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway Company)
Box 1 Folder 27 Debenture Bonds - Railroad Subscriptions: Railroad proxy (Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway Company)
Box 1 Folder 28 Debenture Bonds - Railroad Subscriptions: Railroad proxy (Michigan Central Rail Road Company)
Box 1 Folder 29 Debenture Bonds - Railroad Subscriptions: Railroad proxy (Pennsylvania Company, and Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railway Company)
Box 1 Folder 30 Exhibits: Exhibitor’s card
Box 1 Folder 31 Exhibits: Art - Artwork removal form
Box 1 Folder 32 Exhibits: Art - Resolutions of the Committee on Art Exhibits, November 1, 1909 (Hudson Fulton Commission)
Box 1 Folder 33 Guest List: Dinner at Ellsworth’s house, 1896

Invitations – Unidentified Dates

Box 1 Folder 34 Miscellaneous invitations
Box 1 Folder 35 Privileges of the New York State Building, hosted by the Manager of the Exhibit of the State of New York
Box 1 Folder 36 Tour of the Manufactures & Liberal Arts Building
Box 1 Folder 37 Special Exhibit of the Volcano of Kilauea, Midway Plaisance
Box 1 Folder 38 November 19, no year; Lunch with Clement A. Griscom

Invitations - January to September 1892

Box 1 Folder 39 May 1, [1892]; Breakfast and a visit to the Fairgrounds, hosted by Daniel H. Burnham, WCE Director of Works
Box 1 Folder 40 September 10, 1892; Breakfast, hosted by Daniel H. Burnham

Invitations - October 1892

Box 1 Folder 41 October 8, 1892; New York Columbian Celebration Loan Exhibition, hosted by the National Academy of Design
Box 1 Folder 42 October 10-13, 1892; Celebration of the 400th Anniversary of the Discovery of America, hosted by the City of New York
Box 1 Folder 43 October 11-13, 1892; Ceremonies attending the Dedication of Buildings of the World’s Columbian Exposition, hosted by the WCC
Box 1 Folder 44 October 12, 1892; New York Columbian Celebration (Grandstand Seat)
Box 1 Folder 45 October 19, 1892; In honor of the 400th Anniversary of the Discovery of America, hosted by George Pullman, Marshall Field
Box 1 Folder 46 October 20, 1892; Civic Parade, hosted by the Joint Committee on Ceremonies, WCE/WCC
Box 1 Folder 47 October 20, 1892; Reception in honor of the visiting officers of the Army, Navy, Loyal Legion and National Guard
Box 1 Folder 48 October 22, 1892; Dedication of the New York State Building, hosted by the General Manager, New York State Commissioners
Box 1 Folder 49 October 24, 1892; Banquet in honor of the WCC

Invitations - November to December 1892

Box 1 Folder 50 November 1, [1892]; Private views of the Illinois Woman’s Exposition Board Exhibit
Box 1 Folder 51 November 2, [1892]; Lunch, to meet Thomas Ryan, U.S. Minister to Mexico, hosted by George R. Davis, Director-General of the WCC
Box 1 Folder 52 December 16, [1892]; Reception hosted by Harlow and Mrs. Higinbotham, and daughter
Box 1 Folder 53 December 20, [1892]; View of the silver statue "Justice" by R.H. Park, hosted by the Board of World’s Fair Managers of the State of Montana

Invitations - January to April 1893

Box 1 Folder 54 March 11, [1893]; Dinner in honor of Marechal Jose Simeao de Oliveira, hosted by the President of the Brazilian Commission to the WCE
Box 1 Folder 55 March 16, 1893; Dedication of the Castle at the German Village, Midway Plaisance, WCE
Box 1 Folder 56 March 31, 1893; Dedication of the Hooden Phoenix Palace, hosted by the Imperial Commissioner of Japan
Box 1 Folder 57 [April, 1893]; Conference with George R. Davis, Director-General, WCC regarding the musical features at the Fair
Box 1 Folder 58 April 17-22, 1893; Train trip from New York to Chicago on the "John Bull" locomotive, hosted by the Pennsylvania Rail Road Company
Box 1 Folder 59 April 20, 1893; Official opening of the Panorama of the Bernese Alps, Midway Plaisance, WCE
Box 1 Folder 60 April 27, 1893; Naval Review in New York Harbor, hosted by the General Managers of the Exhibit of the State of New York
Box 1 Folder 61 April 30, 1893, with menu; Breakfast, hosted by Daniel H. Burnham, Director of Works, WCE

Invitations - May 1893

Box 1 Folder 62 May 1, 1893; Opening Ceremonies of the WCE
Box 1 Folder 63 May 1, 1893; Opening Exercises of the Woman’s Building of the WCE, hosted by the Board of Lady Managers, WCC
Box 1 Folder 64 May 2, 1893; Dinner in honor of the Duke of Veragua
Box 1 Folder 65 May 4, [1893]; Dinner, hosted by the French Commissioner General to the WCE
Box 1 Folder 66 May 5, [1893]; View the French Section of the Fine Arts Building, hosted by the Commissioner of Fine Arts for France
Box 1 Folder 67 May 5, 1893; In honor of the Duke & Duchess of Veragua, hosted by the Columbian Club of Chicago
Box 1 Folder 68 May 8, [1893]; Breakfast to meet Admiral Gerardi, hosted by the President of the WCE
Box 1 Folder 69 May 10, [1893]; Opening of the International Dress & Costume Exhibit, Midway Plaisance, WCE
Box 1 Folder 70 May 11, [1893]; Opening of the Belgian Section, hosted by the Belgian Commissioner to the WCE (2)
Box 1 Folder 71 May 11, 1893; Opening of the Century Company Exhibit, WCE
Box 1 Folder 72 May 12, [1893]; Dinner to meet the Commissioners of the State of New York
Box 1 Folder 73 May 18, 1893; Dedicatory Exercises of the Illinois State Building, hosted by the Illinois Board of World’s Fair Commissioners
Box 1 Folder 74 May 23, 1893; Reception, hosted by the American Newspapers Publishers Association
Box 1 Folder 75 May 24, 1893; Reception to celebrate Her Majesty’s birthday, hosted by the British Royal Commissioners and the Commissioners for the British Colonies
Box 1 Folder 76 May 24, 1893; Maine Day, hosted by the Board of World’s Fair Managers of Maine
Box 1 Folder 77 May 25, 1893; View the Austrian Section of the Fine Arts Building, hosted by the Commissioner of Fine Arts for Austria
Box 1 Folder 78 May 27, 1893; Dinner, hosted by the Commissioner General of Russia
Box 1 Folder 79 May 29, 1893; Opening of the Dahomey Village, Midway Plaisance, WCE

Invitations - June 1893

Box 2 Folder 1 June 1, [1893]; Installation of the German Section, Palace of Mechanic Arts, WCE
Box 2 Folder 2 June 1, 1893; Dedicatory Ceremonies of the Kentucky State Building, hosted by the Kentucky Board of Managers
Box 2 Folder 3 June 3, 1893; Opening of the Hampden Hotel
Box 2 Folder 4 June 3, [1893]; Opening of the Italian Fine Arts Section; hosted by the Royal Commissioner of Fine Arts for Italy
Box 2 Folder 5 June 3, 1893; Opening of the Moorish Palace, Midway Plaisance, WCE
Box 2 Folder 6 June 10, 1893; Opening of the French Educational and Publishers Exhibits, WCE
Box 2 Folder 7 June 14, 1893; Opening of the Tiffany & Company Pavilion
Box 2 Folder 8 June 15, 1893; Dedicatory Exercises of the Indiana State Building hosted by the Board of World’s Fair Managers of Indiana
Box 2 Folder 9 June 15, [1893]; Graduating Exercises of the Michigan Military Academy (held in the Music Hall, WCE)
Box 2 Folder 10 June 17, 1893; Reception in honor of Governor William E. Russell, hosted by the Massachusetts Board of World’s Fair Managers
Box 2 Folder 11 June 18, 1893; Breakfast in honor of the Infanta Eulalia of Spain, hosted by the President of the WCE
Box 2 Folder 12 June 19, 1893; Reception, hosted by the California World’s Fair Commission
Box 2 Folder 13 June 21, [1893]; Formal opening of the Ferris Wheel, Midway Plaisance, WCE
Box 2 Folder 14 June 24, 1893; View of the Exhibits in the Agriculture and Forestry Buildings
Box 2 Folder 15 June 24, [1893]; Opening of the Workingman’s Model Home, hosted by the Board of General Managers of the New York State Exhibit
Box 2 Folder 16 June 26, 1893; Reception at the New Hampshire State Building, hosted by the Board of World’s Fair Managers of New Hampshire
Box 2 Folder 17 June 26, 1893; View of the Exhibits at the Ottoman Pavilion, hosted by the Ottoman Commissioners, WCE

Invitations - July 1893

Box 2 Folder 18 July 5, 1893; Dedication of the Vocalion Organ, hosted by the Committee on Music, WCE
Box 2 Folder 19 July 6, [1893]; Dinner, hosted by Benjamin Butterworth, Secretary, WCC
Box 2 Folder 20 July 13, [1893]; Reception to meet Walter Besant, at the Donegal Castle, Irish Village, Midway Plaisance, WCE
Box 2 Folder 21 July 15, [1893]; Dinner, hosted by the Imperial Ottoman Commissioner General and the Imperial Ottoman Commissioners (with postponement card)
Box 2 Folder 22 July 15, 1893; Performance by John Philip Sousa and his Concert Band
Box 2 Folder 23 July 19, 1893; Opening of the Brazilian Building, hosted by the Brazilian Commission to the WCE
Box 2 Folder 24 July 25, [1893]; Dinner, hosted by the Imperial Japanese Commissioners to the WCE
Box 2 Folder 25 July 26, 1893; Reception in honor of the National, Foreign and State Commissioners, hosted by the Illinois Board of World’s Fair Commissioners

Invitations - August to September 1893

Box 2 Folder 26 August 16, [1893]; Reception in the Haitian Building, hosted by the Commissioners of the Republic of Haiti
Box 2 Folder 27 August 17, 1893; Marimba Concert, hosted by the Guatemala Commission to the WCE
Box 2 Folder 28 August 25, [1893]; Reception to meet the West Point Cadets, hosted by the Board of Lady Managers, WCC
Box 2 Folder 29 September 7, [1893]; Concert by Maestro Carlos Gomes, to celebrate the Anniversary of Brazilian Independence, by the Brazilian Commission to the WCE
Box 2 Folder 30 September 28, [1893]; View of the Austrian Galleries, hosted by the Delegate of Fine Arts for Austria, WCE
Box 2 Folder 31 September 28, [1893]; Reception, hosted by the Massachusetts State Board of World’s Fair Managers
Box 2 Folder 32 September 29, [1893]; Reception, hosted by the Japanese Delegates to the Religious Parliament, World’s Congress Auxiliary (WCX)

Invitations - October 1893

Box 2 Folder 33 October 5, 1893; Reception, hosted by the Imperial Japanese Commission to the WCE
Box 2 Folder 34 October 11, 1893; Reception, hosted by the Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Box 2 Folder 35 October 11, 1893; Banquet in honor of the Foreign Commissioners, hosted by the WCE Board of Directors
Box 2 Folder 36 October 11, 1893; Ladies reception in honor of the Foreign Commissioners
Box 2 Folder 37 October 21, 1893; Celebration of Manhattan Day at the Fair, hosted by the City of New York
Box 2 Folder 38 October 23, 1893; Reception, hosted by the Chiefs of the WCE Departments
Box 2 Folder 39 October 23-24, 1893; Reception in the Children’s Building, hosted by the trustees of the McCowen Oral School for Young Deaf Children
Box 2 Folder 40 October 24, [1893]; Gala performance of the "Russian Peasant Wedding", hosted by the Commissioner General for Russia
Box 2 Folder 41 October 25, 1893; Reception in honor of Thomas W. Palmer, President of the WCC, hosted by the WCC Commissioners
Box 2 Folder 42 October 28, [1893]; Reception at Donegal Castle, Irish Village, Midway Plaisance, WCE

Invitations - December 1893

Box 2 Folder 43 December 21, 1893; Luncheon in honor of the Imperial Representative Commissioner

Ephemera Continued

Box 2 Folder 44 Invoices: Miscellaneous
Box 2 Folder 45 Letter to the WCC regarding the Suitability of Jackson Park for the World’s Columbian Exposition
Box 2 Folder 46 Letter to the WCE Board of Directors regarding the suitability of Jackson Park for the Fair, from the South Park Commissioners
Box 2 Folder 47 Lotto Portrait of Columbus: Article - "The Genuine Portrait of Christopher Columbus by Lorenzo Lotto," by Antonio delle Rovere
Box 2 Folder 48 Lotto Portrait of Columbus: Article - "The Lotto Portrait of Columbus," by John Van Dyke
Box 2 Folder 49 Lotto Portrait of Columbus: Article - "A Portrait of Christopher Columbus," by Salvatore Raniere
Box 2 Folder 50 Lotto Portrait of Columbus: Article - "The Portrait of Columbus in the Giovio Museum," by D.F. Fossati
Box 2 Folder 51 Lotto Portrait of Columbus: Article - "The Real Portrait of Columbus taken in 1501," by [William Eleroy Curtis]
Box 2 Folder 52 Lotto Portrait of Columbus: Etchings/Designs
Box 2 Folder 53 Magazine: World’s Fair Puck, #1 (May 1, 1893)
Box 2 Folder 54 Medals: Miscellaneous designs
Box 2 Folder 55 Membership Certificate: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Box 2 Folder 56 Newspaper clippings: JWE biographical
Box 2 Folder 57 Newspaper clippings: Miscellaneous WCE
Box 2 Folder 58 Notations: Miscellaneous
Box 2 Folder 59 Passes: to JWE for admittance to miscellaneous Fair buildings and grounds (8)
Box 2 Folder 60 Petition: Union League Club, "Abolishing of the Smoke Nuisance..."
Box 2 Folder 61 Poem (draft): "Commemoration Ode," by Harriet Monroe
Box 2 Folder 62 Postcards: Official Souvenir Postal Cards (9)
Box 2 Folder 63 Programs: December 8, 1890 - Order of Installation of the Queen Regent of Holland, Legation of the United States at The Hague
Box 2 Folder 64 Programs: October 12, 1892 - Programme of Exercises (in the main building of the WCE)
Box 2 Folder 65 Programs: October 21, 1893 - Dedication Ceremonies, WCE
Box 2 Folder 66 Programs: October 28, 1893 - "Chicago’s Last Great Day at the Fair"
Box 2 Folder 67 Receipts: Miscellaneous
Box 2 Folder 68 Recipe: Coating Plastic
Box 2 Folder 69 Ribbons: Design sketch
Box 2 Folder 70 Ribbons: Miscellaneous, September 29, 1891
Box 2 Folder 71 Ribbons: Chicago Day, October 9, 1893
Box 2 Folder 72 Ribbons: Manhattan Day, October 21, 1893
Box 2 Folder 73 Roll Call/Voting List: WCE Board of Directors
Box 2 Folder 74 Roster: Officers/Commissioners, WCC
Box 2 Folder 75 Roster: Officers/Directors, WCE
Box 2 Folder 76 Roster: Standing Committees, WCE
Box 2 Folder 77 Souvenir: Campbell Printing Press, September 22, 1893
Box 2 Folder 78 Souvenir: Chicago Day, Cyclorama of the Chicago Fire
Box 2 Folder 79 Stock Certificate (1 share): Claire Ellsworth
Box 2 Folder 80 Stock Certificate (1 share): Lincoln Ellsworth
Box 2 Folder 81 Telegram notice: Russian
Box 2 Folder 82 Ticket: Dedicatory Exercises, WCE, October 21, 1893
Box 2 Folder 83 Ticket (Complimentary): Opening Ceremonies, WCE, May 1, 1893
Box 2 Folder 84 Ticket (Season): New York Columbian Celebration Loan Exhibition, October 10-15, [1893]
Item 1 Oversize Folder 2 Blueprint: Section of South Shore Drive
Item 2 Oversize Folder 2 Chart: Miscellaneous Committees
Item 3 Oversize Folder 2 Drawing: Jackson Park (Olmstead & Company)
Item 4 Oversize Folder 2 Seating Chart, October 11, 1893
Item 5 Oversize Folder 2 Special Passport # 524, July 17, 1890
Item 6 Oversize Folder 2 Special Passport #620, November 14, 1890
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