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|Named Person:||Robert Fitzgerald; Zona Gale; Margery Latimer; Josef Lhévinne; Rosina Lhevinne; William Maxwell; Frantz Proschowski; Paul Robeson; Jean Toomer; Atwood family.; Ormsby family.; Green family.; Atwood family.; Robert Fitzgerald; Zona Gale; Green family.; Margery Latimer; Josef Lhévinne; Rosina Lhevinne; William Maxwell; Ormsby family.; Frantz Proschowski; Paul Robeson; Jean Toomer|
|Document Type:||Archival Material|
|Description:||1.6 c.f. (4 archives boxes), 657 photographs (2 archives boxes, 1 flat box, and 1 microfilm box), and 20 negatives; plus additions of 0.3 c.f. of photographs.|
Papers include genealogical materials, legal documents, correspondence, subject files, news clippings, published works, daily diaries of Alma Atwood and John Whitney Ormsby (1862-1866), and one blueprint of Bonnie Oaks (1924). The correspondence, subject files, and photographs comprise the majority of the collection. The bulk of the correspondence dates from the 1850s-1890s and is generally between family members, with a large number of outgoing letters from Alma Atwood Ormsby to her parents, Joshua Atwood and Rosina Willson Atwood, and to her husband, John Whitney Ormsby. Correspondence from the 1920s-1930s contains exchanges between members of the Green family including Eleanor Green (Piel), Katherine Green, and Mildred Ormsby Green, and the artists who visited Bonnie Oaks, such as Robert Fitzgerald, Zona Gale, Margery Latimer (Toomer), Joseph and Rosina Lhevinne, William Maxwell, Frantz Proschowski, Paul and Eslanda Robeson, and Jean Toomer.
The bulk of the photographs consist of images of various family members both individually and in groups. There are also photographs of visitors to Bonnie Oaks and images of the structures and grounds of the estate.
The processed portion of this collection is summarized above, dates 1853-1998, and is described in the register. Additional photographic accessions date 1897-1947 and are described below.
- Fitzgerald, Robert, -- 1910-1985.
- Gale, Zona, -- 1874-1938.
- Latimer, Margery, -- 1899-1932.
- Lhévinne, Josef, -- 1874-1944.
- Lhevinne, Rosina, -- 1880-1976.
- Maxwell, William, -- 1908-2000.
- Proschowski, Frantz.
- Robeson, Paul, -- 1898-1976.
- Toomer, Jean, -- 1894-1967.
- Frontier and pioneer life -- Wisconsin -- Marquette County.
- Families -- Wisconsin -- History.
- Atwood family.
- Ormsby family.
- Green family.
- Marquette County (Wis.)
- Frontier and pioneer life.
- Wisconsin -- Marquette County.