Finding Aid for the Eagle Rock Papers, 1882-1973 and undated (bulk 1903-1969) HCFF.9

 Part of the Frick Family Papers

Summary Information

Repository
The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives10 East 71st Street
New York, NY, 10021
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Title
Eagle Rock Papers
ID
HCFF.9
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1903-1969
Date [inclusive]
1882-1973
Extent
17.35 Linear feet  (38 document cases and one oversize box)
Abstract
Eagle Rock, located in Prides Crossing, Mass., served as the summer residence of the Frick family from 1906 until its demolition in 1969. This collection contains correspondence, proposals, contracts, specifications, invoices, inventories, maps, photographs, and printed material documenting the construction and furnishing of the house, maintenance of the house and grounds, alterations, daily life, and the eventual demolition of the house.

Preferred Citation

Eagle Rock Papers. The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives.

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Historical Note

Eagle Rock, located in Prides Crossing, Mass., was constructed for industrialist and art collector Henry Clay Frick, and served as the summer residence of the Frick family. Designed by the architects Little & Browne of Boston, it was completed in 1906, and contained over one hundred rooms.

The Frick family had begun spending summers in the North Shore area as early as 1902, leasing the nearby Sears estate for two years, and the Bradley estate in 1904 (see: Henry Clay Frick Papers, Series V: Subject Files, #174: Sears lease, and #213: Robert S. Bradley lease.) In 1902, Frick began acquiring property with an eye to building his own estate (see: Henry Clay Frick Papers, Series V: Subject Files, #192: Prides Crossing properties - Tyson place). He purchased additional land in subsequent years. Frick secured both of his rental properties, as well as the land for his own estate, with the assistance of a local representative, George L. Allen of Allen, Rogers & Co. Additional correspondence with Allen can be found in the Henry Clay Frick Papers, Series II: Correspondence.

Henry Clay Frick hired engineer Ernest W. Bowditch to make changes to the gardens and grounds in 1909. Two years later, he commissioned plans from D.H. Burnham to add an art gallery to the house, but this project was never carried out. After Frick's death in 1919, the house passed to his wife, Adelaide H.C. Frick. No major changes appear to have been made to the estate during her ownership. She died at the house in 1931, leaving Eagle Rock to her daughter, Helen Clay Frick. As part of an effort to reduce the house's footprint and operating expenses, Miss Frick hired architects Milliken & Bevin in 1938 to remove one wing of the house, and reconfigure the remaining rooms. At the same time, she also contracted with landscape architects Innocenti & Webel to make improvements to the grounds.

By the 1950s, however, Miss Frick contemplated selling the estate, and in 1953, she retained real estate agent Peter Grimm to market the property to prospective buyers. This arrangement did not result in a sale, and while Helen Clay Frick entertained other possibilities for the future of the estate, she ultimately elected to tear it down, salvaging as much of the building material as possible. The main house at Eagle Rock was demolished in 1969, though some outbuildings, notably the stables, were left standing.

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Scope and Content Note

The Eagle Rock Papers, 1882-1973 and undated (bulk 1903-1969), consist of correspondence, proposals, contracts, specifications, invoices, inventories, appraisals, maps, photographs, and printed material pertaining to the Frick family's summer home in Prides Crossing, Mass. These items document the construction and furnishing of the house, maintenance of the house and grounds, alterations, daily life, and the eventual demolition of the house in 1969.

Files are arranged in eight series: Series I: Construction, 1903-1911; Series II: Gardens and Grounds, 1905-1922, undated; Series III: Furnishings, 1906-1918; Series IV: Inventories and Appraisals, 1907-1972, undated; Series V: Alterations, 1910-1970, undated; Series VI: W.J. Naughton Files, 1919-1942, undated; Series VII: Daily Life, 1907-1973, undated; and Series VIII: Property, 1882-1973, undated.

Materials concerning the design and construction of the house are contained in Series I: Construction, which includes Frick's correspondence with Boston architects Little & Browne concerning pricing, selection of materials, design decisions, and construction progress. Additionally, correspondence, proposals, contracts, and other materials document the construction of the house, stables, and other outbuildings. Relatively few changes were made to the main house during the remainder of Frick's life, but materials in Series II: Gardens and Grounds, document a range of work done on the property by engineer Ernest W. Bowditch and contractor D. Linehan & Son. This work concerned outbuildings, grading, fencing, drainage, and the establishment of a poultry farm. More general matters addressed in this series include the ongoing maintenance of the grounds, payment of bills, and staffing.

Invoices and correspondence documenting the acquisition of furniture and decorative objects for the house can be found in Series III: Furnishings. The firm Cottier & Co. supplied the bulk of the initial furnishings, with additional objects procured through Duveen Brothers. Later work was also done by White, Allom & Co. and Elsie de Wolfe, who both contributed to the decoration of Frick's New York residence at One East 70th Street. Inventories of household contents can be found in Series IV: Inventories and Appraisals, which contains general household inventories, as well as those focusing on a particular set of objects, such as furnishings, silver, or linens. The earliest household inventory dates from the 1907, the year after the house's completion. Later inventories are typically associated with events in the house's history, such as the death of Mrs. Frick in 1931, Helen Clay Frick's renovations in 1938, and the attempt to sell the estate in the 1950s.

Series V: Alterations contains a small amount of material documenting changes made or considered by Henry Clay Frick, notably specifications for an art gallery by architect D.H. Burnham. The bulk of the series, however, concerns alterations made by Frick's daughter, Helen Clay Frick, during the period of 1938 to 1940. Correspondence, contracts, and other materials document the work of architects Milliken & Bevin to decrease the footprint of the house and reconfigure the remaining rooms, as well as changes made to the surrounding grounds by landscape architects Innocenti & Webel. This series also contains files regarding the house's demolition in 1969, though materials concerning the demolition can also be found in Series VIII: Property.

Materials in Series VI: W.J. Naughton Files, complement those in Series V, as Naughton had a role in inventorying and tracking the location of furniture and other household items during the 1938 renovation by Milliken & Bevin. Other materials in Series VI consist of correspondence and notes compiled by Naughton in the course of managing matters at Eagle Rock on Helen Clay Frick's behalf, especially in the 1930s and early 1940s. Naughton's files are largely topical and concern maintenance and repairs, staffing, inventories, movement and dispersal of furniture and other goods, and opening and closing of the house for the season, among a range of other subjects.

Documentation of a similar nature can be found in Series VII: Daily Life, where topics include maintenance, expenses, household supplies, property taxes, insurance, and staff, as well as environmental and safety concerns in the area, storm damage, and security at the house. Few items document Henry Clay Frick's time in the house, though one notable exception to this is the guest book, which dates from 1907 to 1920, and notes the arrivals of both family members and friends at the house. Other items of interest include an undated manuscript by Frick's granddaughter, Martha Frick Symington ("Marsie") recounting her memories of time spent on the estate, and lists of furniture and art objects removed from the house in the 1950s and given to family members and others.

The final series in this collection, Series VIII: Property, consists of legal documents, appraisals, correspondence, printed material, maps, land surveys, and photographs documenting property transfers, siding and storage for the Frick family's private rail car, real estate taxes, possible sale of the property in the 1950s, and eventual demolition and dispersal of the estate by Helen Clay Frick in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

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Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:

Series I: Construction, 1903-1911

Series II: Gardens and Grounds, 1905-1922, undated

Series III: Furnishings, 1906-1918

Series IV: Inventories and Appraisals, 1907-1972, undated

Series V: Alterations, 1910-1970, undated

Series VI: W.J. Naughton Files, 1919-1942, undated

Series VII: Daily Life, 1907-1973, undated

Series VIII: Property, 1882-1973, 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.

Custodial History

This collection, which forms part of the Frick Family Papers, became the property of the Helen Clay Frick Foundation upon Helen Clay Frick's death in 1984. In 2001, the Frick Family Papers were placed on deposit at The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives. The papers were acquired as a gift of the Helen Clay Frick Foundation in 2015.

Provenance

Gift of the Helen Clay Frick Foundation, 2015.

Processing Information

Arranged and described by Julie Ludwig, 2017.

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Related Materials

Related Materials

Images of Prides Crossing and Eagle Rock can be found in the Frick Family Photographs, and in selected albums within the Frick Family Albums and Scrapbooks, both in this repository.

Blueprints for the main house and outbuildings (including original construction, alterations, and proposed alterations), along with property surveys and landscaping drawings, are located in the Frick Family Maps and Blueprints in this repository; see archivist for access.

The archives at Historic New England in Boston, Mass., holds additional architectural records of Little & Browne.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Innocenti & Webel.
  • Little & Browne.
  • Milliken & Bevin.

Genre(s)

  • Correspondence.
  • Photographs.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Beverly (Mass.)
  • Prides Crossing (Mass.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Frick, Adelaide Howard Childs, 1859-1931.
  • Frick, Helen Clay, 1888-1984.
  • Frick, Henry Clay, 1849-1919--Homes and haunts--Massachusetts--Prides Crossing.
  • Innocenti, Umberto, 1895-1968.
  • Lee, Edward B. (Edward Brown), 1876-1956.

Subject(s)

  • Architects--Correspondence.
  • Architects--Massachusetts--Boston.
  • Architects--New York (State)--New York.
  • Construction contracts.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Construction
 

Materials in this series, dating from 1903-1911, consist of correspondence, proposals, contracts, and other items documenting the construction of the house, stables, and other outbuildings. Of particular interest is Frick's correspondence with the architects, Little & Browne, concerning pricing, the selection of materials, design decisions, and construction progress. This series also contains specifications from the Aeolian Co. for the installation of a pipe organ, as well as specifications for more general construction, including heating, plumbing, and interior finishes. A cost analysis of the entire project can be found at the beginning of the series.

Arranged alphabetically by file type.

Box Folder Date
1 1

Accounting - Cost analysis
 

1905-1908
1 2

Accounting - Pierce claim
 

Correspondence and legal documents regarding financial dispute with plumber Pierce & Pierce.

1908-1911
1 3

Accounting - Vouchers
 

List of vouchers upon which commission was paid to Little & Browne.

1906
1 4

Contracts - List of contracts
 

1906
1 5

Contracts - The Aeolian Co.
 

For installation of pipe organ. Folder includes correspondence and specifications for the instrument.

1905-1907
1 6

Contracts - Allen, Rogers & Co.
 

For insurance on the house, stable, and other buildings at Eagle Rock.

1905-1906
1 7

Contracts - Edwd. F. Caldwell & Co.
 

For lighting fixtures. Includes estimate and correspondence.

1905-1906
1 8

Contracts - J.T. Wilson & Son - Claims
 

Folder contains correspondence, copies of statements, etc., regarding financial dispute with general contractor J.T. Wilson and Son.

1907-1908
1 9

Contracts - J.T. Wilson & Son - Correspondence
 

1906-1909
1 10

Contracts - J.T. Wilson & Son - Invoices, statements, payments, etc.
 

1906-1907
1 11-12

Contracts - J.T. Wilson & Son - Jobbing accounts
 

1907-1909
1 13

Contracts - J.T. Wilson & Son - Proposal and contract
 

1903-1904
1 14

Contracts - Little & Browne
 

Little & Browne served as architects and superintendents of construction.

1904
2 1

Contracts - Proposals - A through C
 

A.R. Whitney Jr. & Co., Engineers, Contractors, and Builders

American Painting & Decorating Co.

Beck, Edward C., Fine Decorating, House Painting, and Designing

Bradlee & Chatman Co., Heating and Ventilating Engineers

Buerkel and Company, Constructing Engineers

Byrne, Thos. W., Electrical Engineer and Contractor

C.A. Dodge & Co., Builders

Carnegie Steel Co.

Connery & Wentworth, Contractors and Builders

Connolly Bros., General Contractors and Builders

Craig, David, Plumber

1903
2 2

Contracts - Proposals - D through H
 

Daniel Linehan & Son, Contractors and Builders

Daniels & Howlett Co., Painting, Decorating, and Hard Wood Finishing

Franklin, Albert B., Apparatus for Warming and Ventilating by Steam or Water

G.H. Cutting and Co., Building Construction

Gould Storage Battery Co.

H.E. Fletcher & Co., Granite

Harrington, John, Marble, Granite, and Blue Stone Works

Harvey, George W., Building Contractor

Hecla Iron Works

Hersey, Ira G., Carpenter and Builder

Higgin Metal Screen

Huey Brothers, Heating and Ventilating Engineers

1903
2 3

Contracts - Proposals - I through M
 

Ingalls & Kendricken, Engineers and Contractors for Steam and Hot Water Heating Apparatus

James I. Wingate & Son, Decorators

James Tucker & Sons, Plumbing and Heating

Jno. Williams, Bronze Foundry and Works

Laskey, Whitten & Jackson, Heating and Ventilating

Lewis, Edwin C., Electrical Engineer

Lewis F. Perry & Whitney Co., Interior Decorators

Little & Browne, Architects

Mitchell & Sutherland, Builders

1903
2 4

Contracts - Proposals - N through W
 

Norcross Brothers Co., General Contractors

Pierce & Cox, Engineers and Contractors for Plumbing and Heating

Robertson, Robert, Plumber

Sampson & Allen, Electrical Engineers

Touchet, Albert E., Plumber

Tucker & Company, Plumbers

W.A. Snow & Co., Fine Stable Fitting and Artistic Wrought Iron Work

Walker & Pratt Mfg. Co., Heating and Cooking Apparatus

Walworth Construction and Supply Co., Steam Engineers and Contractors

Wm. H. Mitchell & Son, Plumbing

1903
2 5

Correspondence - Allen, George L.
 

Re bills and changes to the windows in the house.

1905-1906
2 6

Correspondence - Gould Storage Battery Co.
 

Re increasing battery storage, credits, etc.

1906-1917
2 7

Correspondence - Holroyd, Joseph
 

Re account of J.T. Wilson and Son, and location of initial set of plans by Little & Browne.

1908-1911
2 8

Correspondence - Kinch, D.B.
 

Re account of J.T. Wilson & Son.

1907-1908
2 9-12

Correspondence - Little & Browne
 

Correspondence with Eagle Rock's architects from April 1903 through July 1906.

1903-1906
3 1-3

Correspondence - Little & Browne (continued)
 

Correspondence with Eagle Rock's architects from August 1906 through September 1909.

1906-1909
3 4

Correspondence - Little & Browne - Settlement of account
 

1907-1908
3 5

Correspondence - Lord Electric Co.
 

Re installation of booster and watt meters in power house.

1906-1907
3 6

Correspondence - McElroy, F.W.
 

Re account of J.T. Wilson & Son.

1907
3 7

Correspondence - Robert Robertson Co.
 

1906
3 8

Correspondence - Russell & Erwin Manufacturing Co.
 

Re hardware for Frick residence.

1905-1907
3 9

Correspondence - Sohier, William D.
 

Re repairs to roads in Prides Crossing, Mass.

1906-1907
3 10

Extra Work - List of extra work certificates
 

1904-1906
3 11

Extra Work - Certificates #51-75
 

1904-1906
3 12

Extra Work - Certificates #76-103
 

1905-1906
3 13

Extra Work - Certificates #104-139
 

1906
3 14

Extra Work - Correspondence
 

Folder primarily contains letters from Little & Browne regarding changes in design, materials, etc.

1904-1906
3 15

Extra Work - Report on plumbing system
 

Submitted by W.A. Brackett, Engineer for the J.L. Mott Iron Works.

1906
3 16-17

Specifications
 

Folder contains specifications for plumbing, heating, interior finishes, electrical work, automobile house, gardener's cottage, and stable, with additional specifications for grading and stonework on the property.

1904
4

Letterpress copybook
 

Contains copies of 348 pages of Frick's outgoing letters. Letters appear in chronological order, with an index of correspondents at the front of the volume. Contains letters concerning construction, billing, accounts, property, and related matters.

1904-1911

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Series II: Gardens and Grounds
 

Items in this series, dating from 1905-1922 and undated, include specifications, estimates, contracts, and correspondence regarding work by Ernest W. Bowditch and D. Linehan & Son, which ranged from the construction of outbuildings to grading, fencing, and the establishment of a poultry plant on the estate. Other matters addressed in this series include the ongoing maintenance of the grounds, payment of bills, and staffing. For additional material concerning the work of gardener George Wyness, see: Henry Clay Frick Papers, Series VI: Accounts, Subseries II: Contingent Funds.

Files are arranged alphabetically.

Box Folder Date
5 1

Bowditch, Ernest W. - Bills
 

1909-1912
5 2-4

Bowditch, Ernest W. - Correspondence - General
 

1906-1912
5 5

Bowditch, Ernest W. - Constructing outbuildings and fences
 

1911-1912
5 6

Bowditch, Ernest W. - Garage and power house
 

1910-1912
5 7

Bowditch, Ernest W. - Painting buildings, fences, etc.
 

1909
5 8

Bowditch, Ernest W. - Plant storage house
 

1909-1910
5 9

Bowditch, Ernest W. - Sewers, drains, etc.
 

1909-1910
5 10

Bowditch, Ernest W. - Walls, etc., at compost yard
 

1910
5 11

Bowditch, Ernest W. - Water tower
 

1910-1911
5 12

D. Linehan & Son - Estimates and bills
 

1909-1910
6 1-2

D. Linehan & Son - Final estimates
 

1910
6 3

D. Linehan & Son - Prices for drains, sewers, etc.
 

1907-1910, undated
6 4

D. Linehan & Son - Settlement of account
 

1910-1911
6 5

Frick, Adelaide H.C.
 

Correspondence chiefly concerning staffing, payroll, and bills. Some letters also refer to seeding of the lawn, and plants ordered for the gardens.

1920-1922
6 6

Greenhouse - Estimates
 

1906, 1909
6 7

Greenhouse - Specifications
 

1905-1907
6 8

Wyness, George
 

Correspondence to/from Wyness, gardener at Eagle Rock, concerning plants for the garden, payroll, and analysis of a water sample taken on the property.

1906-1910

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Series III: Furnishings
 

This series contains documentation, 1906-1918, regarding the acquisition of furnishings for Eagle Rock, including books and decorative arts. A ledger at the beginning of the series gives an overview of expenditures. The series also contains an undated list of articles transferred from the Vanderbilt mansion at 640 Fifth Avenue in New York to Eagle Rock, though it is not clear if this list dates from around the time of Eagle Rock's completion in 1906, or if it was created when the Fricks left that house in 1914.

The bulk of the series consists of files of various decorators, dealers, and firms, including White, Allom & Co.; Elsie de Wolfe; Cottier & Co.; and Duveen Brothers. Contents of these files typically consist of correspondence and invoices. Documentation of purchases from Duveen Brothers dates from as early as 1906, and represents Henry Clay Frick's earliest dealings with that firm. Later purchases from Duveen Brothers include items acquired from the collection of J.P. Morgan, who died in 1913. For documentation regarding additional purchases from Duveen Brothers, see: Art Collecting Files of Henry Clay Frick.

Files are arranged alphabetically.

Box Folder Date
6 9

Furnishings account
 

Ledger excerpt showing expenditures

1906-1914
6 10

Articles taken from 640 Fifth Ave. and sent to Prides Crossing
 

circa 1906-1907
6 11

Brunswick-Balke-Collender Co.
 

Re combination billiard and pool table.

1906
6 12

Cottier & Co.
 

Invoices for furniture, curtains, rugs, etc.

1906-1907
6 13

De Wolfe, Elsie
 

Invoice for rugs and furnishings.

1915
6 14

Duveen Brothers
 

Correspondence and invoices regarding furnishings, Chinese porcelains, and paintings by Pollajuolo and Fra Filippo Lippi from the Hainauer Collection.

Materials in this folder have been digitized; see: Art Collecting Files of Henry Clay Frick.

1906-1911
7 1

Duveen Brothers (continued)
 

Correspondence and invoices for furnishings, Chinese porcelains, bronzes, and enamels. Includes objects purchased from the Morgan Collection.

Materials in this folder have been digitized; see: Art Collecting Files of Henry Clay Frick.

1915-1916
7 2

J.O. Wright
 

Re books for the library at Eagle Rock.

1906
7 3

Kent-Costikyan
 

Re rug for tea room.

1906
7 4

Steinway & Sons
 

Re Louis XVI piano bench.

1906
7 5

White, Allom & Co.
 

Re oak paneling removed from the Old Priory at Kilburn, carpets, and moth-damaged tapestry furniture.

1912-1918
7 6

Miscellaneous notes
 

1911

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Series IV: Inventories and Appraisals
 

This series, 1907-1972 and undated, contains general household and estate inventories, as well as those focusing on a particular group of objects, such as furnishings, silver, or linens. The earliest household inventory dates from the 1907, the year after the house's completion. Inventories of electrical fixtures date from around the time the house was altered by Helen Clay Frick in 1938, while several inventories of furnishings date from the 1950s, when Helen Clay Frick began to disperse objects among family members and friends. The 1972 property appraisal in this series was compiled after the house's demolition.

For additional inventories, see Series VI: W.J. Naughton Files. For further information regarding appraisal of the property, see Series VIII: Property.

General inventories are grouped at the beginning of the series; other inventories are arranged alphabetically by type.

Box Folder Date
7 7-14

Inventory, 27 August 1907 (Copy 1)
 

List of contents in the main house. Copy 1 is disbound.

1907
8 1

Inventory, 27 August 1907 (Copy 2)
 

List of contents in the main house.

1907
9 1

Inventory, 27 August 1907 - "Cottage"
 

List of contents in Helen Clay Frick's rooms and [Joseph] Holroyd's rooms

1907
9 2

Estate inventory - Massachusetts appraisal
 

Bound copy

[1920]
10 1-2

Estate inventory - Massachusetts appraisal
 

Unbound copies

[1920]
10 3

Estate inventory - Cottage, garage, and stables
 

[1920]
10 4

Estate inventory - Joint and personal property
 

[1920?]
10 5-6

Estate inventory - Property of Helen Clay Frick
 

Two copies.

[1931?]
10 7

Bronzes and porcelains
 

1931
10 8

China and kitchen equipment
 

1931-1941
10 9

Eagle Rock Lodge
 

1928, 1943
10 10-11

Electric fixtures
 

Includes photographs of fixtures.

1938-1940
11 1

Furnishings
 

With notes regarding the dispersal of various objects.

1951
11 2

Furnishings
 

Similar to the 1951 inventory, but without notes regarding dispersal of objects. Two copies.

1953
11 3

Furnishings
 

Includes photographs of some pieces.

1955, undated
11 4

Furnishings notebook
 

Contains notes regarding dispersal of objects to family members and friends.

circa 1950s
11 5-7

Linens
 

1937-1941
11 8

Property appraisal
 

1972
12 1

Rugs
 

1920-1969
12 2

Silver
 

1926, 1938, undated
12 3-4

Wine cellar
 

1919-1941

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Series V: Alterations
 

This series, 1910-1970 and undated, includes specifications and correspondence for a small number of alterations made or considered by Henry Clay Frick, such as those to the house's Aeolian organ and the proposed additions by D.H. Burnham in 1911. Chiefly, however, these materials document changes during the period of 1938 to 1940, when Helen Clay Frick employed architects Milliken & Bevin to reduce the size of the main house, and landscape architects Innocenti & Webel to make changes on the grounds. These files contain correspondence, notes, specifications, estimates, contracts, and invoices documenting work both by the architects and by contractors such as Stephen Edwards, Robert Robertson Co., and Greenlaw Electric Co. A number of these are the Milliken & Bevin's own files, which are coded with a job number (e.g. #330 - Eagle Rock, #365 - Frick Pool, etc.), and include a small amount of work on Helen Clay Frick's property in Bedford, N.Y. This series also includes files concerning the demolition of the house (additional files can be found in Series VIII: Property), and correspondence with Edward B. Lee, the architect originally selected by Helen Clay Frick before ultimately settling on Milliken & Bevin.

Arranged alphabetically.

Box Folder Date
12 5

Aeolian Co.
 

Additions and alterations to the organ.

1910-1921
12 6

Boston & Maine Railroad (side track)
 

1911
12 7

Cancian Marble Co.
 

1939
12 8-10

D.H. Burnham & Co.
 

Includes correspondence regarding proposed art gallery, and specifications for alterations and additions.

1911
12 11-12

Demolition
 

1938, 1969-1970
13 1

Edwards, Dora B.
 

1938
13 2

Edwards, Stephen - Budget No. 1 - September
 

1938
13 3

Edwards, Stephen - Budget No. 1 - October
 

1938
13 4

Edwards, Stephen - Budget No. 1 - November
 

1938
13 5

Edwards, Stephen - Budget No. 1 - December
 

1938-1939
13 6

Edwards, Stephen - Budget No. 1 - January
 

1939
13 7

Edwards, Stephen - Budget No. 2
 

Garden and plumbing in garden.

1939
13 8

Edwards, Stephen - Budget No. 3
 

Alterations to laundry and new dorm.

1939
13 9

Edwards, Stephen - Contracts
 

1938-1939
13 10

Edwards, Stephen - Door to roof/observation deck
 

1938?
13 11

Edwards, Stephen - General contracting
 

1938, 1941
13 12

Edwards, Stephen - Loam and filling for demolished section
 

1938-1939
13 13

Edwards, Stephen - New laundry and new dorm
 

1939
13 14

Edwards, Stephen - New linen closet
 

1938
13 15

Edwards, Stephen - Paneling on safe
 

1939
13 16

Edwards, Stephen - Partition in stable/hay loft
 

Partition was installed in order to store furniture from the main house during renovation.

1938
13 17

Edwards, Stephen - Protection of main stairs
 

1938
13 18

Edwards, Stephen - Rebuild wall at service entrance
 

1939
13 19

Edwards, Stephen - Salvage
 

1938
13 20

Edwards, Stephen - Storm covers and shutters
 

1939
13 21

Edwards, Stephen - Tennis court fence
 

1939
14 1

Grading
 

1912
14 2-3

Greenlaw Electric Co.
 

1938-1939
14 4

Innocenti & Webel - Garden work
 

1938
14 5

Innocenti & Webel - Tennis court
 

1938-1939
14 6

Laundry Room
 

1939-1940
14 7

Lee, Edward B.
 

Lee was originally selected as the architect to make alterations to Eagle Rock in the 1930s, but Helen Clay Frick elected to use Milliken & Bevin instead in 1938.

See also: Milliken & Bevin - Blueprints for additional Lee correspondence.

1935, 1937
14 8

Magnanti, Angelo
 

1939
14 9

Milliken & Bevin - Architect's commission
 

1938-1940
14 10

Milliken & Bevin - Architect's expenditures
 

1938-1940
14 11

Milliken & Bevin - Architect's lists
 

1938
14 12

Milliken & Bevin - Blueprints
 

Contains correspondence regarding plans and blueprints, including letters concerning the transition from Edward B. Lee to Milliken & Bevin as architect, but file does not contain any blueprints.

1938-1967
14 13

Milliken & Bevin - Budgets and acceptances
 

1938
14 14

Milliken & Bevin - Contractor's bond
 

1938
14 15

Milliken & Bevin - Drawings
 

Exterior elevation showing proposed alteration. Oversized materials housed separately; see: Oversize B.

1938
14 16

Milliken & Bevin - Fire protection
 

1938
14 17

Milliken & Bevin - Garden pavilion and chairs
 

1938-1939
14 18

Milliken & Bevin - Notes on conferences
 

1938
15 1

Milliken & Bevin - Receipts and expenditures
 

1938-1940
15 2

Milliken & Bevin - Wringer for wet clothes
 

1939
15 3

Milliken & Bevin Files - #330: Accounts (except certificates)
 

1938-1940
15 4

Milliken & Bevin Files - #330: Accounts (certificates 2-16)
 

1938
15 5

Milliken & Bevin Files - #330: Accounts (certificates 17-37)
 

1938-1939
15 6

Milliken & Bevin Files - #330: Accounts (certificates 38-60)
 

1939-1940
15 7-8

Milliken & Bevin Files - #330: Contractors' certificates
 

1938
15 9

Milliken & Bevin Files - #330: Contracts and specifications
 

1938
16 1

Milliken & Bevin Files - #330: Contracts and specifications (continued)
 

1938-1941
16 2-5

Milliken & Bevin Files - #330: Drawings
 

circa 1938
16 6

Milliken & Bevin Files - #330: Estimates
 

For alterations to wiring, insulation, heating and plumbing, elevator and dumbwaiter, marble work, plaster and limestone, telephones, etc.

1932, 1938, undated
16 7

Milliken & Bevin Files - #330: Greenlaw Electric Co.
 

1937-1939
17 1

Milliken & Bevin Files - #330: Helen C. Frick
 

Correspondence regarding various matters at Eagle Rock.

1938-1940
17 2

Milliken & Bevin Files - #330: Memoranda and specifications
 

1938-1939
17 3

Milliken & Bevin Files - #330: Miscellaneous A-I
 

1938-1939
17 4

Milliken & Bevin Files - #330: Miscellaneous L-W
 

17 5

Milliken & Bevin Files - #330: N.E. Thompson
 

Thompson served as engineer for Eagle Rock.

1938-1939
17 6

Milliken & Bevin Files - #330: Robert Robertson Co.
 

1938-1939
17 7

Milliken & Bevin Files - #330: Robert Robertson Co. - Final statements and correspondence
 

1938-1939
17 8

Milliken & Bevin Files - #330: Salvaged material
 

circa 1939
17 9

Milliken & Bevin Files - #330: Stephen Edwards
 

1938-1940
18 1

Milliken & Bevin Files - #330: W.J. Naughton
 

1938-1940
18 2-3

Milliken & Bevin Files - #365: Frick Pool
 

1939-1941
18 4

Milliken & Bevin Files - #390: A.R.P. [Air Raid Precautions]
 

1940-1942
18 5

Milliken & Bevin Files- #390: Garage at Eagle Rock
 

1941-1942
19 1

Milliken & Bevin Files - #390: Winter Storage & Private Car Building
 

1941
19 2

Milliken & Bevin Files - #393: Gustave cottage
 

1940
19 3

Milliken & Bevin Files- #394: Servants rooms
 

1940
19 4-5

Milliken & Bevin Files - #404: Wright house
 

1941
19 6

Milliken & Bevin Files - #407: Vixen Drive property
 

1941-1942
19 7

Milliken & Bevin Files - Materials at Roslyn from The Frick Collection
 

1933-1937
19 8

Morning Room (oak paneling)
 

undated
19 9

Miller, Arthur
 

Contractor for Venetian blinds at Eagle Rock.

1938-1939
19 10

O.M. Baker Co.
 

Contractor for painting at Eagle Rock.

1938-1939
20 1

Pelletier Shade Shop
 

Weather stripping for French doors.

1939
20 2

Thompson, N.E.
 

Re electrical repairs and upgrades.

1931-1932

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Series VI: W.J. Naughton Files
 

This series, 1919-1942 and undated, contains correspondence and notes compiled by W.J. Naughton in the course of managing matters at Eagle Rock on Helen Clay Frick's behalf, especially before, during, and after the alteration of the house by Milliken & Bevin in 1938. Files are topical in nature and concern maintenance and repairs, staffing, inventories, movement and dispersal of furniture and other goods, and opening and closing of the house for the season, among a range of other subjects.

Arranged alphabetically.

Box Folder Date
20 3

Accidents
 

Re accidents involving various employees.

1938-1941
20 4

Air raid shelter
 

1941
20 5

Art objects
 

Count of bronzes and porcelains at Eagle Rock, list of objects removed from Mrs. Frick's bedroom, and dimensions for Childe Hassam and Tarbell paintings.

1931, 1938
20 6

Automobiles
 

Re restrictions on the speed of vehicles on the property, Lincoln touring car owned by Mr. Findley J. Shepard, vehicle registration, etc.

1939-1941
20 7

Bath house
 

Correspondence with Caleb Loring re new bath house.

1941
20 8

Bedford
 

Information re furnishings, alterations by Milliken & Bevin, articles for storage, property, utilities, and vegetables grown there for shipment to Eagle Rock.

1938-1941
20 9

Bedroom ceiling
 

Re raising ceiling in Miss Frick's bedroom, and canvas ceiling removed from Mrs. Frick's bedroom at One East 70th Street. Contains correspondence with Edward W. Forbes.

1938-1939
20 10

Benefits
 

Re appeals to aid various organizations and causes, including the Allied Relief Fund, British War Relief Society and Bundles for Britain, the annual Beverly Playground Picnic, Beverly Branch of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, and the Beverly Police Relief and Benefit Associations.

1940-1941
20 11-12

Beverly National Bank
 

1938-1941
20 13

Beverly National Bank - Checkbooks
 

1938-1941
21 1

Beverly National Bank - Checkbooks (continued)
 

21 2

Beverly Shade Shop
 

Re repairs to various shades and curtains.

1938-1939
21 3

Books
 

Includes short lists of books given to the Morgan Memorial [South Athol, Mass.?], and Camp Devens.

1939-1941
21 4

Breakfast sets and china
 

1938
21 5

Butler's livery
 

1938
21 6

Capehart radio and phonograph
 

Re repurposing old Victor records, repairs, etc.

1938-1941
21 7

Chichester families
 

Article re families facing displacement in Chichester, NY.

1939
21 8

Clam bake
 

Contains menu, guest list, etc.

1940
21 9

Clayton
 

Re employment of Agnes and Henry Brown, etc.

1940
21 10

Cleaning
 

Re dust from demolition, gutters, windows, etc.

1938-1941, undated
21 11

Clippings
 

Contains articles re Marblehead, Mass., Mrs. Gladys Gordon Fry, Anna Tinstman Leasure, and William Endicott.

1940-1941
21 12

Coal, oil, and gas
 

Contains information re coal use, natural gas service, and a possible oil shortage.

1940-1941
21 13

Contingent fund
 

Re lists of expenses submitted for reimbursement.

1939-1941
21 14

Contingent liability insurance premiums
 

1939-1940
21 15-16

Correspondence with Eleanor B. Howland
 

Howland served as secretary to Helen Clay Frick in New York. Her correspondence with Naughton includes progress reports on work at Eagle Rock, location and movement of art and furnishings, insurance, and various household matters.

1937-1938
22 1-7

Correspondence with Eleanor B. Howland (continued)
 

1938-1942
23 1

Correspondence - miscellaneous
 

Contains correspondence with the Beverly Evening Times and Eleanor B. Howland, and anonymous letters concerning Mrs. Shaw.

1920-1939
23 2

Cushions
 

Re window seat in Library, and cleaning cushions and covers.

1938, 1940
23 3

Desk calendars
 

1939-1940
23 4

Diamond clips
 

Re clips left behind by Miss Frick.

1938
23 5

Dogs
 

Re dog purchased from Margaret Hawkesworth, marble headstone for Bobby, etc.

1941
23 6

Duplicate inventories
 

1938-1939
23 7

Electrolux vacuum cleaner
 

1939
23 8

Elevator
 

1940-1941
23 9

Ely, Alfred
 

Correspondence re making a list of discharged employees and other miscellaneous matters.

1940-1941
23 10

Employees
 

Contains payrolls and letters of application for the positions of gardener and superintendent.

1919-1922
23 11

Employees
 

Re employment of Fred Fletcher as superintendent, staffing at the poultry plant, and other matters.

1922-1923
23 12

Employees
 

Re extension of visa for Georges Despres and wife, schedule of servants' time off, etc.

1938-1941
23 13

Employees - general matters
 

1938-1941
23 14

Empty files
 

Contains labels for empty files (North Shore Fish Co. and W.R. Mann Co.)

undated
23 15

Fair Haven
 

Re furnishings and other household goods for Mrs. Larsen.

1940
23 16

Fence
 

1938
23 17

Fine arts inventory
 

Includes paintings, engravings, etchings, sculpture, and statuary.

1933
23 18

Fire extinguishers, etc.
 

1937-1941
23 19

Fire insurance - Contractors' sheds, tools, and equipment
 

1938-1939
23 20

Fire insurance - Eagle Rock building
 

1937-1941
23 21

Fire insurance - Frick Art Reference Library personal contents
 

1938
23 22

Fire insurance - Stable contents
 

1939
23 23

Floor plans
 

Mentions the locations of some works of art.

1938
23 24

Fortune on Her Wheel by John LaFarge
 

1941
24 1

Forty Plus Club
 

Organization established to help find work for jobless executives past the age of 40.

1939, 1941
24 2

Frames
 

Re restoration, repair, etc.

1938-1939
24 3

Frick Art Reference Library
 

Re carpet for Miss Howland's office, etc.

1938
24 4

Frick, Childs
 

Re bills, gifts to servants, sail boats, etc.

1938-1941
24 5

Frick, Helen Clay - Miscellaneous
 

1938, 1940
24 6

Frick, Helen Clay - Political
 

1939-1941
24 7

Frick, Henry Clay - Portraits
 

Concerns work to portrait by Kelly (framing, etc.), and a suitable portrait for the Western Pennsylvania Historical Society.

1938-1939
24 8

Frick, Henry Clay, II
 

Re wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Armour Jr.

1941
24 9

Furnishings - French furniture for sale
 

1939-1940
24 10

Furnishings - Furniture for sale in New York
 

1939
24 11

Furnishings - Furniture removed from stable to house
 

1938
24 12

Furnishings - Furniture sent away
 

1938
24 13

Furnishings - Furniture shipped to Prides Crossing
 

1936-1941
24 14

Furnishings - Lists of furniture, etc., from New York
 

1938
24 15

Furnishings - Main house - 4th floor storage rooms
 

1938-1941
25 1

Furnishings - Main house - 4th floor - New drapery room
 

1938-1942
25 2-3

Furnishings - Stable - 1st floor storage
 

1938-1939
25 4

Furnishings - Stable - 2nd floor storage
 

1939-1940
25 5

Furnishings - Stable - Inside dust barricade
 

1939-1940
25 6

Furnishings - Stable apartment
 

1938-1940
25 7

Furniture repairs
 

1938-1941
25 8

Groceries, etc.
 

1938-1941
25 9

Guest lists
 

1940-1941
25 10

Har-Tru Corp.
 

Re outdoor furniture

1940
25 11

Hoffman, Malvina - Exhibition of bronzes
 

1941
26 1

Hurricane damage
 

1938
26 2

Iceboxes
 

1938
26 3

Innocenti & Webel
 

Re landscaping

1938-1939
26 4

Insurance
 

1938, 1941
26 5

Insurance - Workman's compensation, etc.
 

1938
26 6

Inventory changes
 

1941-1942
26 7

Inventory of bronzes at Eagle Rock
 

1938, 1940
26 8

Iron Rail Vacation Home
 

Re Steinway piano, insurance on new De Soto, and transportation of Ruth Larsen's furniture, etc.

1938-1941
26 9

Kitchen ranges
 

1938, 1941
26 10

Kitchen utensils
 

1938-1940
26 11

Lamps
 

1938-1939
26 12

Lathe from New York garage
 

1939
26 13

Laundry and diaper service
 

1938, 1941
26 14

Marble floors
 

1939
26 15

Mattresses
 

1938-1941
26 16

McCook, A.G., Mrs.
 

Re summer cottage for Mrs. McCook

1939
26 17

Miniature cases for porcelains
 

1938, 1940
27 1

Miscellaneous matters
 

1940-1942
27 2

Moth-proofing
 

1941
27 3

Moving picture films
 

Re 1918 war work, etc.

1940-1941
27 4

Myopia Hunt Club
 

1938-1941
27 5

New York house furnishings files
 

Re location of files and list of contents

1938-1939
27 6-7

Opening/closing house (1938)
 

1938
27 8

Opening/closing house (1939)
 

1938-1939
27 9

Opening/closing house (1940)
 

1940
27 10

Opening/closing house (1941)
 

1940-1941
27 11

Opening/closing house - Miscellaneous matters
 

1939-1941
27 12

Original heating plans
 

1938
27 13

Painting
 

Re work by O.M. Baker Co., etc.

1938-1940
28 1

Personal property of Miss Frick
 

Includes items from One East 70th Street

1932-1938
28 2

Personal property of Miss Frick - Delivered to Bedford
 

1932-1935
28 3-4

Personal property of Miss Frick - Delivered to the Frick Art Reference Library
 

1932-1934
28 5

Personal property of Miss Frick - Delivered to New York apartment
 

1932-1934
28 6

Personal property of Miss Frick - Delivered to New York garage
 

1933-1937
28 7

Personal property of Miss Frick - Delivered to Pittsburgh
 

1932-1933
28 8

Personal property of Miss Frick - Delivered to Roslyn
 

1932-1933
28 9

Personal property of Miss Frick - Gifts to individuals, rummage, and charities
 

1932-1935
28 10

Plumbing and sewage
 

1940-1941
28 11

Plumbing fixtures and furniture sent to Mrs. David Stuart
 

1938
28 12

Progress reports to Miss Howland
 

1938-1940
28 13

Publicity
 

1938, 1941
28 14-15

R. Robertson Co.
 

Plumbing and heating contractors for work at Eagle Rock

1938
29 1

R. Robertson Co. (continued)
 

1938-1939
29 2

Real estate taxes
 

1939, 1941
29 3

Receipts and expenditures
 

1938-1940
29 4

Red Cross
 

1940-1941
29 5

Roach & Craven
 

Decorating firm based in Boston.

1938-1940
29 6

Rugs, carpets, and flooring
 

1938-1941
29 7

Rummage to St. John's Church, Beverly Farms
 

1939-1941
29 8

S.S. Pierce Co.
 

Boston-based dealer in wines and spirits.

1938-1941
29 9

Screenings - Main avenue
 

1938
29 10

Shades, etc. - Childs Frick's bedroom
 

1938-1939
29 11

Shaw, Sarah P.
 

Re planting Virginia creepers, and removal of tree.

1939
29 12

Shipping and storage
 

1939, 1941
29 13

Shurcliff, Arthur A.
 

Landscape architect

1939-1940
29 14

Silver
 

1932, undated
29 15

Social Security Tax and Massachusetts Unemployment Tax
 

1938
29 16

Stables
 

Re leaks in roof.

1938
29 17

Stationery
 

1941
29 18

Summer theaters and movies
 

1940-1941
29 19

Surplus bricks
 

1938
29 20

Swimming pool
 

1939-1940
30 1

Telephone calls and telegrams
 

1938-1941
30 2

Telephone service
 

1938-1941
30 3

Telescope
 

1939
30 4

Tennis court
 

1938-1940
30 5

Thibault, Dr. C.
 

1941
30 6

Thissell House/British Girls
 

1941
30 7

Tickets
 

1938-1941
30 8

Transit and fire insurance - Fine arts and furniture to New York
 

1938
30 9

Trindle, Jessie
 

1940-1941
30 10

Visitors
 

1940-1941
30 11

Wallis, Frank B.
 

Re Eagle Rock property

1939
30 12

Watchman's key stations, fire extinguishers, and fire hoses
 

1938
30 13

Watchmen
 

1938, 1941
30 14

Water quality at bathing beaches
 

1941-1942
30 15

Westmoreland Rail Car
 

1939
30 16

Window curtains to be measured to fit new windows
 

1938-1939
30 17

Window treatments
 

1938-1939

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Series VII: Daily Life
 

Materials in this series cover the period of 1907 through 1973, with the bulk dating from the 1930s through the 1960s. Few items document Henry Clay Frick's time in the house, though one notable exception to this is the guest book, which dates from 1907 to 1920, and notes the arrivals of both family members and friends at the house. Other items in this series include bills paid (especially from the very last years of the house), correspondence, financial volumes (ledgers, journals, and cashbooks), and notes. Topics discussed in correspondence include maintenance, expenses, household supplies, property taxes, insurance, and staff, as well as environmental and safety concerns in the area, storm damage, and security at the house. Other items of interest include an undated manuscript by Frick's granddaughter, Martha Frick Symington ("Marsie") recounting her memories of time spent on the estate, and lists of furniture and art objects removed from the house in the 1950s and given to family members and others.

Arranged alphabetically.

Box Folder Date
31 1

ADT (American District Telegraph Co.)
 

1966-1969
31 2-3

Art and furniture removed from the house
 

Includes lists of furniture and other objects given to family members and others, along with correspondence, notes, and bills of lading.

1953-1954
31 4

Beverly, City of
 

Includes bills for metered water charges, excise taxes, etc.

1937-1970
31 5

Bills paid - Alfalfa Wethersfield Dairy
 

1965-1967
31 6

Bills paid - Arthur F. Thompson & Son - General Contractors
 

1965-1969
31 7

Bills paid - Beverly Farms Motors
 

1964-1972
31 8-9

Bills paid - Booma-Breed, Inc.
 

For heating oil and related charges.

1966-1971
32 1

Bills paid - Burton Hardware
 

1966-1969
32 2

Bills paid - Greenlaw Electric Co.
 

1965-1969
32 3

Bills paid - Howard Doane Co.
 

1966-1969
32 4

Bills paid - Massachusetts Electric Co.
 

1966-1973
32 5

Bills paid - New England Telephone
 

1966-1969
32 6

Bills paid - North Shore Grinding Service
 

1966-1969
32 7

Bills paid - Otis Elevator Co.
 

1965-1968
32 8

Bills paid - Yankee Bottled Gas Service
 

1965-1969
32 9

Boston & Maine Railroad
 

Contains correspondence regarding crossing signals at Beverly Farms.

1931-1938
32 10

Calendar
 

Framed desk calendar (month of October only). Housed with framed items at the end of the series (see: Box 36, Folder 7).

1924
32 11-12

Cash books
 

Two volumes; each is only partially used. Documents expenditures for payrolls, services of architects and contractors, etc.

1938-1940
33 1-2

Correspondence - Miscellaneous matters
 

Topics include maintenance, expenses, property assessments and surveys, insurance, and staff.

1929-1972
33 3

Goodwin, Frederic S.
 

Re request to use Eagle Rock for a fete in aid of Good Will Industries.

1932
33 4

Guest book
 

Notes the date of the family's arrival for the summer, along with friends and other guests.

1907-1920
33 5

Gulf Oil tanks
 

Re possible plans to construct oil tanks near Beverly.

1929
33 6-7

Household miscellanea
 

Contains notes regarding repairs, expenses, household supplies, etc.

1940-1941
34 1

Household miscellanea (continued)
 

1941
34 2-5

Howland, Eleanor B.
 

Howland was employed as Miss Frick's secretary in New York. These files pertain to maintenance issues at Eagle Rock, procurement of household supplies, expenses, staffing, utilities, etc. Includes some correspondence regarding restoration work on a group of prints in Miss Frick's collection in 1946, and hurricane damage to the property in 1954.

1943-1954
34 6

Journal
 

Volume is only partially used. Records amounts paid to architects, contractors, insurance agencies, and others.

1939-1941
34 7

Ledger
 

Volume is only partially used. Records expenses paid to Milliken & Bevin, Innocenti & Webel, Greenlaw Electric Co., and other contractors, as well as payroll, insurance, and office expenses.

1938-1940
35 1

Ledger
 

Similar to the ledger above in Box 34, Folder 7.

1938-1940
35 2

Meal schedule
 

Schedule giving times for breakfast, luncheon, and dinner. Housed with framed items at the end of the series (see: Box 36, Folder 7).

undated
35 3

North Shore Protective Patrol & Detective Agency, Inc.
 

1969
35 4

Overholt, Karl F.
 

Includes payrolls for 1914, correspondence with Adelaide Frick, Helen Clay Frick, W.J. Naughton, Fred Fletcher, W.A. Ward, and others largely regarding coal and gasoline usage, and property matters.

1914-1929
35 5

Overholt, Karl F. - Repairs
 

Repairs include painting, roofing, and work on the garage, stable, and garden.

1920-1926
35 6

Poultry farm
 

1931-1932
35 7

Receipts
 

Supplies for house and garage, utilities, etc.

1958
35 8

Reminiscences
 

Typewritten narrative describing summers at Eagle Rock by Henry Clay Frick's granddaughter, Martha Frick Symington ("Marsie").

undated
35 9

Sanphy, Gertrude & Lawrence
 

Correspondence and receipts submitted by gardener Lawrence Sanphy and his wife.

1964-1968
36 1-2

Stables - Correspondence and expenses
 

1921-1932
36 3

Telephone service
 

1946
36 4

Thompson, N.E.
 

Contains letters from Eagle Rock engineer N.E. Thompson and his son Arthur.

1931-1962
36 5

Tree maintenance
 

1943-1968
36 6

Trophy cup (Myopia Hunt Club)
 

1947
36 7

Framed items
 

Contains framed items transferred from Box 32, Folder 10; and Box 35, Folder 2.

1924, undated

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Series VIII: Property
 

Materials in this series, 1882-1973 and undated, consist of legal documents, appraisals, correspondence, printed material, maps, land surveys, and photographs. These items document property transfers, siding and storage for the Frick family's private rail car, real estate taxes, possible sale of the property in the 1950s, and eventual demolition and dispersal of the estate by Helen Clay Frick in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Additional materials regarding the demolition of the house are filed in Series V: Alterations in this collection. For further resources regarding Frick's acquisition of the Prides Crossing property, see: Henry Clay Frick Papers, Series V: Subject Files, #192: Prides Crossing properties.

Arranged alphabetically.

Box Folder Date
37 1

Appraisal
 

Appraisal report by R.M. Bradley & Co. for purposes of estimating the fair market value of the estate.

1969
37 2

Deeds
 

Deeds for conveyance of property from Caleb W. Loring to Emily D. Tyson, Emily D. Tyson to George L. Allen, and George L. Allen to Henry Clay Frick.

1882, 1902, 1939
37 3-5

Dexter lot and siding lot
 

Real estate and siding agreements for Car Westmoreland building.

1922-1926
37 6-7

Dispersal of property
 

Correspondence, notes, clippings, and other materials discussing the possible sale of the house, dismantling, and dispersal of the property.

1908-1973
37 8

Inquiries regarding possible sale
 

1932-1953
37 9

Maps and photographs
 

Contains maps and surveys of the property, photographs of the grounds, and some exterior views of the main house, automobile house, stables, and gardener's cottage. Oversized materials housed separately; see Oversize B.

1930, undated
38 1-2

Possible sale
 

Contents concern appraisal of the estate, retainer of Peter Grimm as sales agent, printed material used in advertising, and alternate plans for the property.

1951-1967
38 3

Real estate taxes
 

1935-1972

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Oversize materials
 

Box Folder Date
39 1

Lee, Edward B.
 

Transferred from Box 14, Folder 7.

1937
39 2

Milliken & Bevin - Drawings
 

Transferred from Box 14, Folder 15.

1938
39 3

Maps and photographs
 

Transferred from Box 37, Folder 9.

undated

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