Finding Aid for the Adelaide H.C. Frick Papers, 1874-1951, undated AHCF.1

 Part of the Frick Family Papers on deposit from the Helen Clay Frick Foundation.

Summary Information

Repository
The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives10 East 71st Street
New York, NY, 10021
archives@frick.org
  © 2014 The Frick Collection. All rights reserved.
Creator
Frick, Adelaide Howard Childs, 1859-1931.
Title
Adelaide H.C. Frick Papers
ID
AHCF.1
Date
1874-1951, undated
Extent
23.8 Linear feet ; 46 boxes.
Abstract
Adelaide Howard Childs Frick, 1859-1931, was the wife of industrialist and art collector Henry Clay Frick. This collection contains correspondence, notes and notebooks, calendars, financial records, printed material, ephemera, and objects documenting her life, interests, and family.

Preferred Citation

Adelaide H.C. Frick Papers. The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives.

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Biographical Note

Adelaide Howard Childs Frick, 1859-1931, was the wife of industrialist and art collector Henry Clay Frick. The daughter of a prominent Pittsburgh family engaged in the manufacturing and importing of shoes and boots, she met and married her husband in 1881. The first of their four children, Childs Frick, was born in 1883, followed by Martha Howard Frick in 1885, Helen Clay Frick in 1888, and Henry Clay Frick Jr. in 1892. Of the four children, only Childs and Helen Clay survived to adulthood. Martha Howard Frick died after a long illness in 1891, and Henry Clay Frick Jr. died in infancy.

From 1882 until around 1902, the family occupied a large residence called Clayton at the corner of Penn and Homewood Avenues in Pittsburgh. During this time, Adelaide Frick was largely engaged in raising her children, in the daily management of the house, and in the activities of Pittsburgh society. In 1905, the family leased the Vanderbilt mansion at 640 Fifth Avenue in New York City, and a year later, they built a summer residence (Eagle Rock) in Prides Crossing, Mass. They later built their own residence in New York at One East 70th Street, which Mrs. Frick occupied from 1914 until her death in 1931. Her son Childs married Frances S. Dixon in 1913, and had four children of his own. Her daughter Helen, however, never married, and remained at home until Henry Clay Frick’s death in 1919.

After the death of her husband, Adelaide Frick served as one of the founding trustees of The Frick Collection, along with her son and daughter. For the remainder of her life, she divided her time between Pittsburgh, New York, and Prides Crossing, where she died in October 1931. Upon her death, the houses in Pittsburgh and Massachusetts passed to her daughter Helen, while the New York residence was closed for renovation and expansion. It opened to the public as The Frick Collection in December 1935.

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Scope and Content Note

The papers of Adelaide H.C. Frick consist of correspondence, notes and notebooks, calendars, financial records, printed material, ephemera, and objects documenting her life, interests, and family. Materials are divided into eight series as follows:

Series I: Correspondence, 1881-1935 and undated, contains letters to Adelaide H.C. Frick from family, friends, and other acquaintances. Materials are largely arranged by correspondent, although condolence letters to Mrs. Frick on the deaths of her daughter, Martha H. Frick, and husband, Henry Clay Frick, are grouped together. This series also contains a series of files compiled by Mrs. Frick's nephew, Karl F. Overholt, in the course of managing affairs for the family. These files are grouped first under Overholt's name, then alphabetically by topic. Items of note in this series include examples of correspondence between Mr. and Mrs. Frick dating from before their marriage; letters from Mrs. Frick's mother, Martha H. Childs; sister, Martha H. "Attie" Childs; and brothers, Howard and Marshall Childs, around the time of her marriage in 1881; and several invitations to dinners and receptions at the White House from Theodore and Edith Roosevelt.

Series II: Calendars, 1895-1929, consists chiefly of engagement calendars noting luncheons, dinners, receptions, teas, bridge games, and other social engagements. Names mentioned include the Westinghouses, Woodwells, Nicolas, and Frews, among many others. This series also contains printed desk and wall calendars, as well as schedules for the distribution of opera tickets (probably for the Frick box at the Metropolitan Opera in New York) among various friends and family members.

Series III: Notes and Notebooks, 1874-1930 and undated, contains both bound notebooks and loose notes, including guest lists, address books, shopping lists, inventories, and recipes. Some notebooks were used for more than one purpose, as noted below. The earliest item in this series is a composition book dating from 1874, when Mrs. Frick would have been about fifteen years old.

Series IV: Travel, 1878-1931 and undated, includes receipts, calling cards, passports, itineraries, stationery, brochures, clippings, ephemera, and other printed material pertaining to both domestic travel and trips abroad. Materials document travel to France, England, Spain, Italy, and The Netherlands, as well as California, the Grand Canyon, and Washington, D.C.

Series V: Accounts, 1888-1932 and undated, contains one cash book and one journal, along with receipts, bank records, and accounts payable vouchers documenting the personal finances of Mrs. Frick. Bank records include domestic accounts at Guaranty Trust Co. in New York, Union Trust Co. in Pittsburgh, and foreign accounts in London and Paris. Some files in this series were compiled by Mrs. Frick's nephew, Karl F. Overholt, in the course of managing various financial affairs for the family. These files are grouped first under Overholt's name, then alphabetically by topic.

Series VI: Stationery, 1881-circa 1919-1931 and undated, consists largely of unused stationery, especially calling cards, envelopes, invitations, place cards, and writing paper used by Adelaide H.C. Frick and Henry Clay Frick in the course of meeting their social obligations. Other materials include bookplates, gift tags, payroll sheets, stamps, Valentine cards, vouchers, and writing portfolios. Items of note include the calling card reading "Ada H. Childs," which was used by Mrs. Frick before her marriage, stationery used on board the chartered yacht "Shemara" in the summer of 1900, and two Valentine's Day cards probably dating from around 1900.

Series VII: Estate Files, 1920-1951, contains appraisals, inventories, clippings, correspondence, budgets, legal documents, and tax information pertaining to the settlement of Mrs. Frick's estate. Items of interest in this series include a copy of Mrs. Frick's will, inventories of the Frick family's country home (Eagle Rock), and notes pertaining to the appraisal of Mrs. Frick's New York property, which contain Joseph Duveen's opinion of a bust by Houdon.

Series VIII: Printed Material and Miscellanea, 1877-1929 and undated, includes printed material, ephemera, and objects belonging to Adelaide H.C. Frick. Among the printed material are catalogs, brochures, books, postcards, and newspaper clippings, including a large number of clippings regarding the death of Henry Clay Frick. Ephemera and objects consist of calling cards, dog licenses, games and playing cards, a travel clock, pressed flowers, and locks of hair from Mrs. Frick's children. Unlike the calling cards in Series VI: Stationery, which were largely unused, the cards in this series were mostly received from friends and relatives of the Fricks. According to documentation found with the cards, some accompanied wedding gifts received by Mr. and Mrs. Frick in 1881, while others were received from callers during the couple's honeymoon. Other items of note in this series include a series of silhouettes (some probably depicting Mrs. Frick) signed "Ross, 1919," an 1895 copy of the by-laws of the Twentieth Century Club (founded in Pittsburgh in 1894), and a pair of season tickets to the Pittsburgh Orchestra's 1898-1899 season.

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Arrangement

Materials are arranged in the following series:

Series I: Correspondence, 1881-1935, undated

Series II: Calendars, 1895-1929

Series III: Notes and Notebooks, 1874-1930, undated

Series IV: Travel, 1878-1931, undated

Series V: Accounts, 1888-1932, undated

Series VI: Stationery, 1881-circa 1919-1931, undated

Series VII: Estate Files, 1920-1951

Series VIII: Printed Material and Miscellanea, 1877-1929, undated

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

These records are open for research by appointment under the conditions of The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives Access Policy. For all inquiries or to schedule an appointment, please contact the Archives Department at archives@frick.org.

Provenance

On deposit from the Helen Clay Frick Foundation, 2001.

Processing Information

Arranged and described by Julie Ludwig, 2014.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Correspondence.
  • Financial records.
  • Newspaper clippings.
  • Receipts (financial records).
  • Silhouettes.
  • Travel guidebooks.

Personal Name(s)

  • Childs, Martha H., 1855-1914.
  • Childs, Martha Howard, 1823-1888.
  • Frick, Adelaide Howard Childs, 1859-1931.
  • Frick, Helen Clay, 1888-1984.
  • Frick, Henry Clay, 1849-1919.
  • Frick, Martha Howard, 1885-1891.
  • Overholt, Karl F., d. 1938.
  • Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Correspondence, 1881-1935, undated
 

This series consists of letters to Adelaide H.C. Frick from family, friends, and other acquaintances. Materials are largely arranged by correspondent, although condolence letters to Mrs. Frick on the deaths of her daughter, Martha H. Frick, and husband, Henry Clay Frick, are grouped together. This series also contains a series of files compiled by Mrs. Frick's nephew, Karl F. Overholt, in the course of managing some of her affairs. These files are grouped first under Overholt's name, then alphabetically by topic. Other items of note in this series include examples of correspondence between Mr. and Mrs. Frick dating from before their marriage; letters from Mrs. Frick's mother, Martha H. Childs; sister, Martha H. "Attie" Childs; and brothers, Howard and Marshall Childs, around the time of her marriage in 1881; and several invitations to dinners and receptions at the White House from Theodore and Edith Roosevelt.

Arranged alphabetically.

Box Folder Date
1 1

American Red Cross
 

1918
1 2-4

Blanchard, Adelaide Frick
 

1921-1930
1 5-6

Burden, Frances Frick
 

1921-1930

Calling cards
 

See Series VIII: Printed Material and Miscellanea.

1 7

Calvary Church (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
 

Includes program from the 1891 Easter Festival and correspondence from Edwin J. van Etten.

1891, undated
1 8

Childs, Howard
 

Includes letter and Christmas card from Howard Childs to his sister, Adelaide H.C. Frick, shortly after her wedding.

1881
1 9

Childs, Marshall
 

[1881], 1903
1 10

Childs, Martha H.
 

Mother of Adelaide H.C. Frick; includes letters to her daughter shortly after her wedding to Henry Clay Frick.

1881-1882
1 11-12

Childs, Martha H. ("Attie")
 

Sister of Adelaide H.C. Frick; includes letters to her sister shortly after her wedding to Henry Clay Frick.

1881-1909?, undated
1 13

Condolence letters re: death of Martha H. Frick
 

1891
2 1-4

Condolence letters re: death of Martha H. Frick (continued)
 

1891
2 5-10

Condolence letters re: death of Henry Clay Frick
 

1919
3 1-10

Condolence letters re: death of Henry Clay Frick (continued)
 

1919
4 1

Coyne, Mary
 

1904
4 2

Crane, Joseph B.
 

undated
4 3

Dixon, Katharine
 

1913
4 4

Frick, Childs
 

1929, undated
4 5

Frick, Frances Dixon
 

1928
4 6-13

Frick, Helen Clay
 

circa 1890s-1928?, undated
4 14-15

Frick, Henry Clay
 

1881-1911, undated
5 1-2

Frick, Henry Clay, II ("Clay")
 

1926-1929
5 3

[Harding], Dorothy (Mrs. J. Horace Harding)
 

undated
5 4

Harvey, George
 

1920-1926, undated
5 5

Holmes, John G. and Sue E.
 

1899, 1920, undated
5 6

Holroyd, John
 

1922, 1924, undated
5 7

Howell, Lida
 

1927
5 8

Knox, Philander C.
 

1920
5 9

Lafenetre, Henri
 

1928
5 10

Mellon, Andrew W.
 

1930
5 11

Miles, Nathaniel, Mr. and Mrs.
 

1882
5 12-14

Naughton, W.J.
 

1920-1923
5 15

Ogiz, Marika
 

1899-1926
5 16

Overholt, Gail C.
 

1881
5 17-18

Overholt, Karl F. - General
 

1920-1923
6 1-10

Overholt, Karl F. - General (continued)
 

1924-1931
7 1

Overholt, Karl F. - Accounting sheets
 

1929-1931
7 2

Overholt, Karl F. - Addington Golf Syndicate
 

1920-1930
7 3

Overholt, Karl F. - American Academy in Rome
 

1920
7 4-5

Overholt, Karl F. - Automobile insurance
 

1921-1928
7 6

Overholt, Karl F. - Contributions
 

1922-1935
7 7

Overholt, Karl F. - Frederick R. Smith suit
 

1925
7 8

Overholt, Karl F. - Frick, Childs and Frances
 

1913-1914
7 9

Overholt, Karl F. - Frick Park Square
 

1925
7 10

Overholt, Karl F. - George Ellis & Co. dispute
 

1922-1923
7 11-15

Overholt, Karl F. - House & Farm account
 

1920-1929
8 1-4

Overholt, Karl F. - Income tax
 

1919-1931
8 5

Overholt, Karl F. - Income tax - Appeals
 

1925-1929
8 6

Overholt, Karl F. - Income tax - Family
 

1925-1930
8 7

Overholt, Karl F. - Income tax - Federal Information Returns
 

1920-1932
9 1

Overholt, Karl F. - Insurance - Prides Crossing, Mass.
 

1926
9 2-4

Overholt, Karl F. - Investments
 

1920-1931
9 5

Overholt, Karl F. - Investments - Special account
 

1924-1930
9 6

Overholt, Karl F. - Korth suit
 

1923-1924
9 7-8

Overholt, Karl F. - New York secretary
 

1921-1928
9 9

Overholt, Karl F. - Orders for deposits, checks, etc.
 

1921-1924
10 1-2

Overholt, Karl F. - Orders for deposits, checks, etc., continued
 

1924-1931
10 3

Overholt, Karl F. - Paramount Security Corp.
 

undated
10 4

Overholt, Karl F. - Pullman Co.
 

1923-1924
10 5

Overholt, Karl F. - Refunding bond
 

1922
10 6

Overholt, Karl F. - Reliance Life Insurance Co.
 

1922
10 7

Overholt, Karl F. - Roger Lewis
 

1925
10 8

Overholt, Karl F. - Safe deposit box
 

1920-1931
10 9

Overholt, Karl F. - Trips abroad
 

1920-1930
10 10

Overholt, Karl F. - United States Steel Corp.
 

1930-1931
10 11

Overholt, Karl F. - Voter registration
 

1923-1928
10 12

Pitcairn, Robert and [Elizabeth]
 

Invitations to meet President and Mrs. McKinley.

1897
10 13

Rice, Anne
 

1928?, undated
10 14

Roosevelt, Theodore and Edith
 

Contains invitations to dinners and receptions at the White House.

1902-1908
10 15

Smith, William Watson
 

1928
11 1-2

Symington, Martha Frick ("Marsie")
 

1921-1929
11 3

Theodore B. Starr, Inc. (New York, N.Y.)
 

1910, undated
11 4

Thos. Cook & Son (New York, N.Y.)
 

1926
11 5

Tiffany & Co. (New York, N.Y.)
 

1883-1918
11 6

Unidentified correspondence
 

1883-1928, undated

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Series II: Calendars, 1895-1929
 

This series chiefly consists of engagement calendars noting luncheons, dinners, receptions, teas, bridge games, and other social engagements. Names mentioned include the Westinghouses, Woodwells, Nicolas, and Frews, among many others. This series also contains printed desk and wall calendars, as well as schedules for the distribution of opera tickets (probably for the Frick box at the Metropolitan Opera in New York) among various friends and family members.

Arranged chronologically.

Box Folder Date
12 1

Engagement calendar
 

1895
12 2

Engagement calendar
 

1897
12 3

Engagement calendar
 

1899
12 4

Desk calendar inserts?
 

1903
12 5

Engagement book
 

"The First Annual Engagement Book," designed, illustrated, and published by W.W. Rankin. Contains advice for housekeeping and entertaining. Does not contain any entries for appointments by Mrs. Frick.

1904
12 6

Engagement calendar
 

1905
12 7

Wall calendar
 

1905
12 8

Entertainments given by Mr. and Mrs. Frick
 

With 1908 assignments for opera box at the back of the volume.

1906, 1908
12 9

Engagement calendar
 

1908-1911
13 1

Engagement calendar
 

Holder housed separately; see Box 14.

1917
13 2

Engagement calendar
 

1918
13 3

Engagement calendar
 

1919
13 4

Opera box assignments
 

1920-1922
13 5

Pocket calendars
 

1920, 1922
13 6

Engagement calendar
 

1929
14

Holder for 1917 engagement calendar
 

Covered in green velvet with gold decorations.

1917

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Series III: Notes and Notebooks, 1874-1930, undated
 

This series contains both bound notebooks and loose notes, including guest lists, address books, shopping lists, inventories, and recipes. Some notebooks were used for more than one purpose, as noted below. The earliest item in this series is a composition book dating from 1874, when Mrs. Frick would have been about fifteen years old.

Arranged by topic or type of volume.

Box Folder Date
15 1

Address book/entertainments
 

Mixed use volume began as an account book with Stevenson's Grocery in March 1892, but entries were only made through August of that year. The book was then turned over and used from back-to-front as an address book and as a record of social gatherings, including card games, luncheons, dinners, and teas.

1895-1899
15 2

Address book
 

circa 1895
15 3

Address book
 

With tabs designating Pittsburgh, New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., and miscellaneous addresses.

circa 1900-1905
15 4

Address book
 

1909
15 5

Address book
 

1923
15 6

Addresses [notebook]
 

circa 1920s
15 7

Addresses [loose]
 

undated
15 8

Christmas lists
 

1894, 1897
15 9

Christmas lists
 

1902-1904, undated
15 10

Gorham Gift Lists
 

Issued by The Gorham Co. to record gift purchases. Mrs. Frick's copy from 1924 is blank; the 1925 copy contains addresses for friends and relatives.

1924-1925
16 1

Compositions
 

Contains poems and recipes.

1874, undated
16 2

Guest list for 1888 children's party
 

With unrelated notations (1878 and undated) by Henry Clay Frick.

1878, 1888, undated
16 3

Guest lists
 

Guest lists for luncheons, dinners, card parties, a gathering at a restaurant, Helen Clay Frick's debut, and other unnamed events.

1901-1908, undated
16 4

Household purchases
 

Folder contains two small volumes, one recording purchases from 1888 to 1889, and the second recording purchases in December 1892. Items purchased include china and glassware, fabric and notions, dolls, stockings, parasols, and books.

1888-1892
16 5

Household inventories
 

Inventories for china (1886), wine and preserved fruits and vegetables (1926), and linens and miscellaneous (undated).

1886, 1926, undated
16 6

Inventories
 

Inventories for linen at 640 Fifth Ave. (1905); the wine cellar (1922); soap and stationery (1927); clothing and household goods (undated), pictures in Mrs. Frick's bedroom at Eagle Rock (undated), and bottles on the Car Westmoreland (undated).

1905-1927, undated
16 7

Lock combinations
 

undated
16 8

"One East 70th Street" [blank]
 

undated
16 9

Recipes
 

1925-1930, undated
16 10

Rules for card games
 

1893
16 11

Shopping list?
 

With drawings by Helen Clay Frick as a child.

circa 1890s
17 1

Shopping list
 

Mostly blank, with a note about flower seeds at the end of the book.

1924
17 2

Telephone book
 

circa 1920s
17 3

"Visites"
 

Notes visits received and returned.

1884-1887
17 4

Miscellaneous
 

Includes page excerpted from a friendship calendar, notes re: "Bobby," an Airedale terrier purchased in 1923, a menu, and a diagram of the U.S. Supreme Court under Chief Justice Taft.

1918, 1923, undated

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Series IV: Travel, 1878-1931, undated
 

This series contains receipts, calling cards, passports, itineraries, stationery, brochures, clippings, ephemera, and other printed material pertaining to both domestic travel and trips abroad. Materials document travel to France, England, Spain, Italy, and The Netherlands, as well as California, the Grand Canyon, and Washington, D.C.

Additional examples of hotel stationery can be found in: Adelaide H.C. Frick Papers, Series VI: Stationery.

Arranged by material type.

Box Folder Date
17 5

Baggage tags
 

First class tags for the Lloyd Sabaudo steamship line.

1920s?
17 6

Brochures
 

Brochures for the William Henry Hotel in Lake George, N.Y.; Maison Levillon in Paris; The Clifton House in Niagara Falls; M.J. Visser Jr. in the Hague, Old Time Stage Co. in Santa Barbara, Cal.; Thos. Cook & Son's program for visiting Egypt, The Nile, etc.

circa 1890s-1908
17 7

Brochures, continued
 

Brochures re: cruises offered by Thos. Cook & Son and Sitmar cruise line; Newman Traveltalks' 1930-1931 season; and Luisa Donalici Rifredi School of Artistic Embroidery in Florence, Italy.

1927, 1931, undated
17 8

Document holder and traveler's checks
 

1894, undated
17 9

Itineraries
 

1889: List of locations, including London, Paris, and Aix-les-Bains.

1898: Includes calling cards, hotel stationery, a racing diary, an invitation, and a clipping.

1903: List of locations, including Washington, D.C., New York, California, the Grand Canyon, and Princeton.

1908: Hotel stationery from Nice, France.

1889-1908
17 10

Itineraries, continued
 

1909: Locations visited include London, Paris, Madrid, Granada, Barcelona, Seville, Marseilles, and Nice.

1912?: List of locations, including Monte Carlo, Pau, Palermo, Rome, Naples, San Remo, Florence, and Genoa.

1909, 1912?, undated
17 11-12

Maps and guides
 

Includes maps of Brussels, Holland, and Paris, guides to New York City and Niagara Falls, and a Pennsylvania Railroad train schedule.

1878-1896, undated
17 13

Passports
 

1920-1930
17 14

Postcards
 

1920s?
18 1-3

Receipts
 

Invoices from Paris, London, Royal Leamington Spa (Warwickshire, England), and Berlin. With hand-written diary of purchases from 16 July to 19 October 1887.

1887
18 4

Receipts, continued
 

Invoices from Fishers Island, N.Y.

1891
18 5

Receipts, continued
 

Invoices from Paris, Aix-les-Bains, and London.

1898
18 6

Receipts, continued
 

Invoices from Scotland and Paris; also contains courier’s cash book.

1899
18 7

Receipts, continued
 

Receipt from London and notes regarding other purchases.

1921-1923
18 8

Steamships
 

Passenger list from Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, Bremen to New York, 1899; and log and messages from Oceanic, New York to Liverpool, 1901.

1899, 1901
18 9

Miscellaneous
 

Includes address label from the Compagnie des Indes, business cards from London courier Henry Schlatter, and from Maison Levillion, Madame Desbruères, and Fréd in Paris, catalog of monogram stitching from N. Alexandre & Cie in Paris, and the label from a package of Hartmanns Patent Wood Wool Wadding.

An empty box formerly containing "Inglis's Photographic Views of Scotland" is housed separately; see: Box 41 (Card Box 3).

undated

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Series V: Accounts, 1888-1932, undated
 

This series contains one cash book and one journal, along with receipts, bank records, and accounts payable vouchers documenting the personal finances of Mrs. Frick. Bank records include domestic accounts at Guaranty Trust Co. in New York, Union Trust Co. in Pittsburgh, and foreign accounts in London and Paris. Some files in this series were compiled by Mrs. Frick's nephew, Karl F. Overholt, in the course of managing various financial affairs for the family. These files are grouped first under Overholt's name, then alphabetically by topic.

Arranged by material type or subject matter.

Box Folder Date
18 10

Cash book and ledger
 

Housed separately; see: Box 44 (Oversize A-3).

1922-1931
18 11

Receipt book
 

Contains receipts from various firms in Pittsburgh and New York for household goods and services; with index at the front of the volume.

Housed separately; see: Box 42 (Oversize A-1).

1890-1895
18 12

Receipts
 

Loose receipts for Davis Collamore & Co., Horne & Ward, Fifth Avenue Hotel in New York, Wakefield Rattan Co., Roseti, F.A.O. Schwarz, Gorham Mfg. Co., and Theodore B. Starr.

1888-1898
18 13

Receipts, continued
 

Receipts for B.O. Tekirian, Inc., Henri Bendel, Inc.; Dr. Chester J. Robertson; Tiffany & Co.; druggist John E. Thomas; Farquharson & Wheelock; Pittsburgh Golf Club; Dr. Warren Coleman; Dornan Chauffeur's Uniforms & Liveries; Holden (canaries); Frank Brothers; Mme. Legrand Dry Cleaning and Dyeing; B. Altman & Co.; Rich & Fisher, Inc.; Dr. George P. Denny; E.F. Mahady Co. (infrared lamp); apothecary F. W. Varney; and the Ladies Auxiliary to the Isabella McCosh Infirmary of Princeton University.

1928-1931, undated
18 14

Receipts - Books
 

Receipts from E. Holdoway Publishing Co. and George Barrie & Sons.

1902-1903
18 15

Receipts - Westmoreland Rail Car
 

Receipts for moving, storage, and maintenance.

1929, 1931
19 1

Foreign accounts - London
 

1921-1931
19 2

Foreign accounts - Paris
 

1921-1931
19 3

Guaranty Trust Co. of New York - Canceled checks
 

1930-1931
19 4

Guaranty Trust Co. of New York - Checkbook
 

1928-1931
19 5

Guaranty Trust Co. of New York - Correspondence
 

1925-1930
19 6-7

Guaranty Trust Co. of New York - Statements
 

1919-1921
20 1-3

Guaranty Trust Co. of New York - Statements, continued
 

1921-1922, 1930-1931
20 4-6

Union Trust Co. of Pittsburgh - Canceled checks
 

1923-1931
21 1-5

Union Trust Co. of Pittsburgh - Checkbooks
 

1923-1931
22 1

Union Trust Co. of Pittsburgh - Correspondence
 

1921-1928
22 2-3

Union Trust Co. of Pittsburgh - Credit slips
 

1921-1931
22 4-8

Union Trust Co. of Pittsburgh - Debit slips
 

1921-1930
23 1

Union Trust Co. of Pittsburgh - Debit slips, continued
 

1930-1931
23 2

Union Trust Co. of Pittsburgh - Recapitulation
 

1920-1923
23 3

Union Trust Co. of Pittsburgh - Record of investments
 

circa 1920s
23 4

Union Trust Co. of Pittsburgh - Record of securities
 

1922-1931
23 5-7

Union Trust Co. of Pittsburgh - Statements
 

1919-1923
24 1-3

Union Trust Co. of Pittsburgh - Statements, continued
 

1923-1931
24 4

Union Trust Co. of Pittsburgh - Special account - Checkbook
 

1928-1930
24 5

Union Trust Co. of Pittsburgh - Special account - Statements
 

1921-1931
24 6-7

Union Trust Co. of Pittsburgh - Statements for trust established by Henry Clay Frick
 

1922-1934
24 8

Voucher record
 

[1921-1931]
25

Vouchers
 

Accounts payable vouchers, nos. 1-1283.

See: Voucher record in this series for index of payees.

1921-1931
26 1

Karl F. Overholt Files - Balance sheets and account analysis
 

1921-1926
26 2

Karl F. Overholt Files - Balance sheets and budgets
 

1927-1931
26 3

Karl F. Overholt Files - Budgets
 

1925-1928
26 4-9

Karl F. Overholt Files - Federal income tax
 

1920-1925
27 1-5

Karl F. Overholt Files - Federal income tax, continued
 

1926-1930
27 6

Karl F. Overholt Files - Federal income tax matters
 

1920-1930
27 7

Karl F. Overholt Files - Federal income tax - Claims for refund (Helen Clay Frick)
 

1920
27 8

Karl F. Overholt Files - Federal income tax - Working papers (Adelaide H.C. Frick)
 

1920-1921
27 9

Karl F. Overholt Files - Federal income tax - Working papers (Helen Clay Frick)
 

1920-1922
27 10

Karl F. Overholt Files - House and Farm account
 

1921-1931
28 1-3

Karl F. Overholt Files - Union Trust Co. receipts
 

1921-1932
28 4

Karl F. Overholt Files - Union Trust Co. receipts (duplicates)
 

1921-1931
28 5

Karl F. Overholt Files - Union Trust Co. receipts for delivery
 

1921-1931
28 6

Karl F. Overholt Files - Union Trust Co. statements, etc.
 

1922-1930

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Series VI: Stationery, 1881-circa 1919-1931, undated
 

This series largely consists of unused stationery, especially calling cards, envelopes, invitations, place cards, and writing paper used by Adelaide H.C. Frick and Henry Clay Frick in the course of meeting their social obligations. Other materials include bookplates, gift tags, payroll sheets, stamps, Valentine cards, vouchers, and writing portfolios. Items of note include the calling card reading "Ada H. Childs," which was used by Mrs. Frick before her marriage, stationery used on board the chartered yacht "Shemara" in the summer of 1900, and two Valentine's Day cards probably dating from around 1900.

Arranged by material type.

Box Folder Date
28 7

Bookplates?
 

Housed separately; see: Box 39 (Card Box 1).

undated
28 8

Calling card - "Miss Ada H. Childs"
 

Housed separately; see: Box 39 (Card Box 1).

1881 or earlier
28 9

Calling cards - "Mrs. Henry Clay Frick"
 

Housed separately; see: Box 39 (Card Box 1).

undated
28 10

Calling cards - "Mrs. Henry Clay Frick, 640 Fifth Avenue"
 

Housed separately; see: Box 39 (Card Box 1).

circa 1905-1914
28 11

Calling cards - "Mrs. Henry Clay Frick, One East Seventieth Street"
 

Housed separately; see: Box 39 (Card Box 1).

circa 1914-1931
28 12

Calling cards - "Mrs. H.C. Frick, Pittsburg"
 

Housed separately; see: Box 39 (Card Box 1).

undated
28 13

Calling cards - "Mrs. Henry Clay Frick, Mondays"
 

Housed separately; see: Box 39 (Card Box 1).

undated
28 14

Calling cards - "Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clay Frick"
 

Housed separately; see: Box 39 (Card Box 1).

undated
28 15

Calling cards - "Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clay Frick, Eagle Rock"
 

Housed separately; see: Box 39 (Card Box 1).

circa 1906-1919
28 16

Calling cards - "Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Frick, Oakland"
 

Housed separately; see: Box 39 (Card Box 1).

undated
28 17

Calling cards - "Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clay Frick, One East Seventieth Street"
 

With black mourning border; possibly printed after the death of Mrs. Frick's sister, Martha H. Childs, in 1914.

Housed separately; see: Box 39 (Card Box 1).

circa 1914-1919
28 18

Calling cards - "Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Frick"
 

With black mourning border; possibly printed after the death of their daughter Martha in 1891 or son Henry Clay Frick Jr. in 1892.

Housed separately; see: Box 39 (Card Box 1).

circa 1892?
28 19

Calling cards - "AHCF"
 

Housed separately; see: Box 39 (Card Box 1).

undated
28 20

Calling cards - "Mrs. Henry Clay Frick"
 

With black mourning border.

Housed separately; see: Box 39 (Card Box 1).

undated
28 21

Calling card holder
 

With "AHCF" monogram.

Housed separately; see: Box 39 (Card Box 1).

undated
29 1

Envelopes - "Mrs. Henry C. Frick, No. 1 East 70th Street"
 

circa 1919-1931
29 2

Envelopes - Miscellaneous
 

Includes two envelopes addressed by Adelaide H. C. Frick as a young woman.

Blank envelopes are housed separately; see: Box 40 (Card Box 2).

undated
29 3

Gift tags
 

Some items housed separately; see: Box 39 (Card Box 1).

undated
29 4

Invitations - Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clay Frick - At home (Clayton)
 

14 and 15 December [no year]
29 5

Invitations - Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clay Frick - Clayton
 

Housed separately; see: Box 39 (Card Box 1).

undated
29 6

Invitations - Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clay Frick - Cotillon
 

26 December [no year]
29 7

Invitations - Mrs. Henry Clay Frick - Clayton
 

Housed separately; see: Box 39 (Card Box 1).

undated
29 8

Invitations - Mrs. Henry Clay Frick - One East Seventieth Street
 

circa 1914-1931
29 9

Payroll sheets
 

undated
29 10

Place cards - AHCF monogram - Clayton
 

Housed separately; see: Box 40 (Card Box 2).

undated
29 11

Place cards - Miscellaneous
 

Housed separately; see: Box 40 (Card Box 2).

undated
29 12

Stamps
 

Housed separately; see: Box 39 (Card Box 1).

undated
29 13

Valentine cards
 

circa 1900?
29 14-15

Vouchers [blank]
 

undated
29 16

Writing paper - 1 East 70th Street letterhead
 

circa 1914-1931
29 17

Writing paper - "AHCF" monogram
 

With accompanying envelopes. Stamped "Tiffany & Co. Makers, Union Square, N.Y."

undated
29 18

Writing paper - AHCF monogram [blue and silver]
 

With watermark of Theodore B. Starr.

undated
29 19

Writing paper - Children's writing paper
 

Includes Little Lord Fauntleroy stationery published by Geo. B. Hurd & Co., New York.

circa 1890
30 1

Writing paper - Clayton letterhead
 

Various styles and sizes, most with AHCF monogram.

undated
30 2

Writing paper - Eagle Rock letterhead
 

With Frick family crest.

undated
30 3

Writing paper - Hotel stationery
 

Letterhead from various hotels in New York, Palm Beach, Bar Harbor, Hong Kong, and Santa Barbara.

undated
30 4

Writing paper - Shemara letterhead
 

Yacht chartered by Henry Clay Frick in the summer of 1900.

[1900]
30 5

Writing portfolio
 

Brown soft leather cover with embossed flowers. Items laid inside portfolio include pressed flowers, an unidentified print, a copy of Dreka's Word-Book, an envelope from the Hotel d'Orange (Scheveningen, Holland), a map of the Hague, a brochure for the Trocodero music hall in Chicago, a party invitation for Martha H. Frick from Joseph H. Holmes and Nathaniel Holmes, and a program from the Pittsburgh Orchestra's third season (1897). Coin commemorating Ulysses Grant's 68th birthday and two pencils housed separately; see: Box 41 (Card Box 3).

1897, undated
30 6

Writing portfolio
 

Brown soft leather cover with pebbled finish.

undated
30 7

Writing portfolio
 

Burgundy soft leather cover.

undated
30 8

Writing portfolio
 

Brown soft leather cover with embossed leaves.

Housed separately; see: Box 43 (Oversize A-2).

undated
30 9

Writing portfolio
 

Brown hard leather cover with gold stamping.

Housed separately; see: Box 43 (Oversize A-2).

undated
30 10

Writing portfolio
 

Blue soft leather cover with gold stamping.

Housed separately; see: Box 43 (Oversize A-2).

undated
31 1

Miscellaneous boxes
 

G.P. Putnam's Sons Stationery Department. 27 and 29 West 23rd Street, New York, N.Y.

undated
31 2

Miscellaneous boxes, continued
 

Artistic Stationery Co., [London, England?]; and J.Y. Johnston & Co., Law Stationers and Publishers, New York, N.Y.

undated
31 3

Miscellaneous wrappers
 

Weldin's, [no place]; and Theodore B. Starr, Inc., Fifth Avenue and 47th Street, New York, N.Y.

undated

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Series VII: Estate Files, 1920-1951
 

This series contains appraisals, inventories, clippings, correspondence, budgets, legal documents, and tax information pertaining to the settlement of Mrs. Frick's estate. Items of interest in this series include a copy of Mrs. Frick's will, inventories of the Frick family's country home (Eagle Rock), and notes pertaining to the appraisal of Mrs. Frick's New York property, which contain Joseph Duveen's opinion of a bust by Houdon.

Arranged by topic or material type.

Box Folder Date
31 4

Appraisal companies and general data
 

1931
31 5

Appraisals - Car Westmoreland
 

1931
31 6

Appraisals - Clayton and Pennsylvania property
 

1931-1932
31 7

Appraisals - Notes re: Massachusetts appraisal
 

1931-1932
31 8

Appraisals - New York appraisal
 

1932, 1951
31 9

Appraisals - Notes re: New York appraisal
 

Includes opinion of Joseph Duveen regarding terra cotta bust by Houdon.

1932
31 10

Bills
 

1931
32 1

Budget
 

1931
32 2

Bronze sarcophagi
 

Illustrated catalog from the National Casket Co.

1923
32 3

Claim of Lydia Partti
 

Re: injury claim by a former employee.

1932-1934
32 4

Clippings
 

Oversized materials housed separately; see Box 45 (Oversize C) and Box 46 (Oversize D).

1920-1934
32 5

Correspondence - MacKeen, W.D.
 

1932
32 6

Correspondence - Pennsylvania Railroad personnel
 

1931
32 7-8

Correspondence - Miscellaneous
 

1931-1933
32 9

Distribution authorizations
 

1931-1932
32 10

Distributions
 

1931-1932
32 11

Establishing domicil
 

1932-1933
32 12-13

Estate taxes - Correspondence
 

1931-1934
33 1-2

Estate taxes - Correspondence, continued
 

1934-1936
33 3

Estate taxes - Estimates
 

1934
33 4

Executors' statement of income and principal
 

1931-1932
33 5

Federal estate tax
 

1931-1933
33 6

Federal income tax
 

1931
33 7

First and final account
 

Account of the estate as filed with the Orphans' Court of Allegheny County, Pa. A second account was later filed; see: "Second and final account" below.

1932-1939
33 8

Guaranty Trust Co. - Paris account
 

1932
33 9

Inventories - Correspondence re: Massachusetts inventory
 

1931
34 1

Inventories - Eagle Rock
 

Includes household furnishings, works of art, automobiles, private railroad car, etc.

1931
34 2-3

Inventories - Eagle Rock
 

Inventory of selected rooms at Eagle Rock, mostly containing personal property of Adelaide H.C. Frick; two copies.

[1931]
34 4

Inventories - Jewelry
 

circa 1931-1932?
34 5

Inventories - Liquor, etc. at Clayton and Prides
 

1924-1931
34 6

Inventories - One East 70th Street
 

1931
34 7

Investment and income from estate of Henry Clay Frick
 

1920-1924
34 8-9

Lists of debts
 

1931-1932
35 1-2

Massachusetts inheritance tax
 

1920-1932
35 3

New York City property tax
 

1931
35 4

New York proceedings
 

1932-1933
35 5

Real estate - Notes, etc.
 

1924, circa 1931
35 6

Second and final account
 

Account of the estate as filed with the Orphans' Court of Allegheny County, Pa.

1934, 1939
35 7

Union Trust Co. - Co-executor
 

1931-1932
35 8

Union Trust Co. - Trust Nos. 6720 and 2320
 

1930-1931
35 9

Union Trust Co. - Trust No. 6720 - Statements
 

1932-1934
35 10-11

Union Trust Co. v. United States
 

1933-1936
36 1

Union Trust Co. v. United States, continued
 

1933-1937
36 2

Will
 

1927-1934

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Series VIII: Printed Material and Miscellanea, 1877-1929, undated
 

Items in this series consist of printed material, ephemera, and objects belonging to Adelaide H.C. Frick. Among the printed material are catalogs, brochures, books, postcards, and newspaper clippings, including a large number of clippings regarding the death of Henry Clay Frick. Ephemera and objects consist of calling cards, dog licenses, games and playing cards, a travel clock, pressed flowers, and locks of hair from Mrs. Frick's children. Unlike the calling cards in Series VI: Stationery, which were largely unused, the cards in this series were mostly received from friends and relatives of the Fricks. According to documentation found with the cards, some accompanied wedding gifts received by Mr. and Mrs. Frick in 1881, while others were received from callers during the couple's honeymoon. Other items of note in this series include a series of silhouettes (some probably depicting Mrs. Frick) signed "Ross, 1919," an 1895 copy of the by-laws of the Twentieth Century Club, and a pair of season tickets to the Pittsburgh Orchestra's 1898-1899 season.

Arranged by material type.

Box Folder Date
36 3

Beautiful Thoughts from Henry Drummond
 

Published by J. Pott & Co., New York, N.Y.

1892
36 4

Beautiful Thoughts [inserts]
 

Items removed from inside front cover of the volume above. Includes clippings regarding the deaths of Martha H. Frick (1891) and Henry Clay Frick Jr. (1892).

1891-1900, undated
36 5

Book brochures
 

1927, undated
36 6

Book of Common Prayer
 

Printed at the De Vinne Press for Thomas Nelson & Sons, New York, N.Y.

1896
36 7

Calling cards
 

With note from Helen Clay Frick: "These cards must have accompanied wedding presents sent to my mother (1881)."

[1881]
36 8

Calling cards, continued
 

Includes handwritten calling cards of Henry Clay Frick (possibly dating from his courtship of Adelaide Childs), and card probably enclosed with Henry Clay and Adelaide Frick's wedding invitations.

circa 1881?
36 9

Calling cards, continued
 

With note from Helen Clay Frick: "Philadelphia? friends who must have called on the newly wedded couple as they passed through."

circa 1881 or 1882?
36 10

Calling cards, continued
 

Miscellaneous cards, including friends, relatives, and others.

undated
37 1

Calvary Catechism
 

Published by E.P. Dutton & Co., New York, N.Y.

1891
37 2

Card games, etc.
 

Includes instructions for backgammon and whist.

1894, undated
37 3

Catalogs
 

Includes catalogs from the Lace and Embroidery and Youman's hat shop, both located in New York, N.Y.

1897, undated
37 4

Catalogs, continued
 

Catalog for a sale of early American glass, furniture, hook rugs, pewter, and ship models from the collection of Mrs. Lillian Doten at American Art Galleries, New York, N.Y.

1925
37 5

Checkers
 

Housed separately; see: Box 41 (Card Box 3).

undated
37 6

Children's artwork
 

circa 1890s, undated
37 7

Clipping portfolio
 

Oversize contents housed separately; see: Box 46 (Oversize D).

circa 1900-1905
37 8

Clippings
 

Includes clippings re: fashion, recipes, and household matters. Later clippings pertain mostly to the death of Henry Clay Frick.

Oversize materials housed separately; see: Box 46 (Oversize D).

1895-1920, undated
37 9

Dog licenses
 

1922-1923
37 10

Inscription by Robert and Elizabeth Shackleton
 

1915
37 11

List of Gardens of the Members of the Garden Club of America
 

1922
37 12

Locks of hair - Childs Frick
 

Housed separately; see: Box 41 (Card Box 3).

1891
37 13

Locks of hair - Helen Clay Frick
 

Housed separately; see: Box 41 (Card Box 3).

1891-1896, undated
37 14

Locks of hair - Unidentified
 

Housed separately; see: Box 41 (Card Box 3).

undated
37 15

North Shore Horticultural Society medal
 

1921
37 16

Parchesi game
 

Housed separately; see: Box 41 (Card Box 3).

undated
37 17

Pen wiper
 

Black leather with gold stamping.

undated
37 18

Pencil sketches
 

Tracings of flowers by [?]

undated
37 19

Pittsburgh Orchestra tickets
 

A program from the Pittsburgh Orchestra's 1897-1898 season can be found above in Series VI: Stationery (Box 30, Folder 5).

1898-1899
37 20

Playing cards
 

Housed separately; see: Box 41 (Card Box 3).

undated
37 21

Postcards
 

Depicting bust of Henry Clay Frick [by J. Massey Rhind?]

circa 1920s
37 22

Pressed flowers
 

undated
37 23

Sam F. Sipe jewelry pouch
 

undated
37 24

Scores [from a card game?] with Mrs. Holmes
 

undated
37 25

Seaboard Air Line Railway Co.
 

Prospectus for bonds in the company.

1929
37 26

Silhouettes
 

Includes silhouettes [of Mrs. Frick and her dog?], signed "Ross, 1919."

1919
37 27

Travel clock
 

Housed separately; see: Box 41 (Card Box 3).

undated
37 28

Traveller's Joy on the Wayside of Life
 

Written and selected by Ellen Gubbins; published by E.P. Dutton & Co., New York, N.Y.

undated
37 29

Twentieth Century Club By-Laws
 

1895
38 1

Webster's Dictionary
 

Published by G.C Merriam Co., Springfield, Mass. With embroidered cover.

1877
38 2

Unidentified volume [artwork in the Siena cathedral?]
 

No title or publication information given.

circa 1920s

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39-41

Card Boxes
 

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42-44

Oversize A
 

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45

Oversize C
 

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46

Oversize D
 

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