Guide to the Greene and Greene Collection

Finding aid prepared by Ann Scheid
Greene and Greene Archives,The Gamble House, School of Architecture, University of Southern California
The Gamble House
4 Westmoreland Place
Pasadena, California 91103
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Email: scheid@usc.edu
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Greene and Greene Collection
Dates: 1775-2008
Bulk dates: 1889-1975
Collection Number: Consult repository.
Creator: Greene, Charles Sumner, 1868-1957 Greene, Henry Mather, 1870-1954
Extent: 195 boxes, 46 flat file folders
Repository: Greene and Greene Archives
c/o The Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Phone: (626) 405-2232
Fax: (626) 796-6498
Email: scheid@usc.edu
URL: http://www.gamblehouse.org
Abstract: Charles and Henry Greene were brothers and partners in the architectural firm Greene and Greene that flourished in the early twentieth century in Pasadena, California. They created a distinctive residential architecture, now known as California Craftsman, designing houses mostly in Pasadena. In some cases they also designed interior fixtures and furniture to complement the architecture. The firm, founded in 1894, dissolved in 1922. Even before the formal dissolution Charles and Henry each created independent works and also occasionally collaborated after the firm was dissolved. Although celebrated in their own time, the Greenes were largely forgotten after 1920. Their work was re-discovered in the late 1940s by modernist architects and their admirers, and one of their major works, The Gamble House, opened as a museum in 1966. The rediscovery of the Greenes’ work led to a new appreciation of the bungalow and to a national revival of the Arts and Crafts movement.
Language of Material: The records are in English.

Administration Information

Access

Collection is open for research by appointment. Portions of the collection are available online on the Greene and Greene Virtual Archives Web site: http://www.usc.edu/dept/architecture/greeneandgreene. For more information, please contact scheid@usc.edu.

Publication Rights

Requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from materials in the collection must be submitted in writing to the Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Greene and Greene Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Preferred Citation

Greene and Greene Archives, The Gamble House, University of Southern California.

Acquisition Information

Critical to the establishment of the contemporary reputation of Greene and Greene was the generous gift of The Gamble House from the descendants of David and Mary Gamble to the University of Southern California and the City of Pasadena in 1966. Administered by the USC School of Architecture, the house, complete with the furniture and rugs designed for it, has become one of the leading museums of architecture and design in the country. In 1968 the Greene and Greene Library (now the Greene and Greene Archives) was established to bring together drawings, photographs, and other records of the Greenes’ work. The core of the initial collection was the gift by the Gambles of drawings and photographs of The Gamble House. Since then more than 400 donors have contributed to the collection, most importantly the families of Charles and Henry Greene, who have donated personal correspondence, family photographs, drawings and sketches, and numerous other materials. Besides the Greene and Gamble families, other clients and later owners of Greene and Greene buildings have generously given drawings and other records. The Greene and Greene Collection also contains a research collection on Greene and Greene, comprised of copies of original materials from other institutions and other secondary materials.
Additional collections in the Archives include the Gamble House Collection, which documents the history of the Gamble House as a museum; the Esther McCoy Collection, consisting of the library of architectural writer Esther McCoy; the Alfred and Arthur Heineman Collection of architectural drawings and scrapbooks, and other smaller collections relating to architecture in Southern California. Now housed at the Huntington Library, the Greene and Greene Archives continues to accept gifts of relevant documents and other materials.

Biography

Charles Sumner Greene (1868 - 1957) and Henry Mather Greene (1870 – 1954) were born in Cincinnati, Ohio. The family soon moved to St. Louis, where Charles and Henry grew up. In the mid-1880s, they entered the Manual Training School of Washington University. The school stressed work with the hands as a way to train young people to enter the professions and industry. In 1888, the brothers headed east to Boston, where they enrolled in the two-year architecture course for “Special Students” at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After apprenticing at various Boston firms, the brothers moved to Pasadena, California, to join their parents; they opened their firm in Pasadena in 1894. The first decade of the twentieth century saw the development of the firm’s distinctive California Craftsman residential architecture, inspired by the theories of the Arts and Crafts movement, as well as New England Shingle Style houses, European and English architecture, and Asian art and design. Houses for James Culbertson (1902 and later), Mary Darling (1903), Theodore Irwin (1906), Robert R. Blacker (1907), David Gamble (1908), William Thorsen (1908), and Charles Pratt (1910) established the firm’s reputation. Charles moved to Carmel in 1916 to pursue the life of an artist and writer, while Henry remained in Pasadena; the firm was officially dissolved in 1922. Each brother produced works independently, Charles designing the D. L. James house (1918 and later) and Henry designing the Thomas Gould, Jr. and Walter Richardson houses (1920, 1929 respectively). Although their work was largely forgotten between the wars, the Greenes lived to see renewed recognition of their achievements after World War II, when they were honored by the American Institute of Architects, Southern California Chapter (1948) and by the national AIA (1952).

Scope and Content

The Greene and Greene Collection contains a wide variety of materials, from Greene and Greene ancestor, architect/engineer James Sumner’s “Memo of the Timber wanted for the Steeple in Providence,” dated 1775, and a diary of a European grand tour in 1829-1931 by an English ancestor of Charles Greene’s wife, Alice, to drawings and photographs of Greene and Greene works from the time of construction through the close of the 20th century. The bulk of the collection dates from 1889-1975. Photographs comprise most of the records documenting their architecture. There is a small collection of architectural drawings; most of the firm’s drawings are housed at the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at Columbia University, New York City, with a smaller collection of drawings from the estate of Charles Greene at the Environmental Design Archives, University of California, Berkeley.
The collection is organized into four series: I. Personal Papers, II. Office Records, III. Job (Project) Records (including furniture), and IV. Related Research Materials. In general the papers and records of both brothers have been kept together for the periods in which they were living together as students and young men, and for the period when they were partners in the firm of Greene and Greene. Within each series, the organization follows the separate lives and works of each brother from the dates at which they diverge. Although the collection has been assembled from many different sources, most items have a unique accession number identifying the donor, so that the researcher can easily identify the source of most documents. In addition, individual drawings and photographs have been entered in a master database, which allows searching by title, physical description, dimensions and other characteristics.

Indexing Terms

Personal Names

Current, William R., 1923-1986
Flavin, Martin, 1883-1967
Garfield, Lucretia Rudolph, 1832-1918
Gordon, Elizabeth, 1906-2000
Greene, Charles Sumner, 1868-1957
Greene, Henry Mather, 1870-1954
Hagemeyer, Johan, 1884-1962
Harris, Harwell Hamilton, 1903-1990
Hulbert, Levo Leroy, 1898-1943
Jourdan, Erven, 1918-1984
Lancaster, Clay, 1917-2000
Newsom, Joseph Cather, 1858-1930
Parker, Harold A., 1878-1930
Parker, Maynard, 1900-1976
Pratt, Charles Millard, 1855-1936
Prentiss, Elisabeth Severance Allen, 1865-1944
Rand, Marvin, 1924-2009
Shulman, Julius, 1910-2009
Stoller, Ezra, 1915-2004
Weisshaus, Imre, 1905-1987
Wemple, Emmet, 1921-1996
Weston, Cole, 1919-2003
Weston, Edward, 1886-1958

Corporate Names

Greene and Greene

Subjects

Architect-designed furniture
Architecture, Domestic--California

Geographic Areas

Boston (Mass.)
Carmel (Calif.)
Pasadena (Calif.)

Genre

Architectural drawings
Correspondence
Periodicals
Photograph albums
Photographs
Scrapbooks


CONTAINER LIST

 

Series I. Personal and Family Papers of Charles and Henry Greene 1889-1960

Physical Description: 72 boxes

Scope and Content Note

This series includes letters from their parents while the Greene brothers were living in Boston, as well as correspondence from friends and relatives, usually addressed to both brothers. Following their marriages (1899, 1901), the personal lives of the brothers diverge. Charles’s personal papers continue with family letters, especially from his wife and children, as well as correspondence with banks, stockbrokers and others. A large group of notes and writings, including the typescript of a novel and an essay are also in this series. Henry’s personal papers contain correspondence, notes and records, most notably concerning his marriage and a trip to the East coast in 1912-1913. Family photographs of both families, as well as of ancestors and descendants, comprise the largest group in this series.
Both brothers kept scrapbooks and sketchbooks. The earliest of these, started in 1890, was a joint scrapbook of images collected to serve as inspiration for their work. In addition to scrapbooks and sketchbooks, there are groups of loose drawings and photographs of architecture by Henry and Charles, as well as a small office library and the book collections of Charles (including an extensive periodicals collection) and of Henry. Photographs and postcards documenting Charles’ two trips to Europe are also in this series.
 

Subseries A. Family Correspondence (Charles and Henry) 1889-1917

Physical Description: 2 boxes

Scope and Content Note

Box 1 contains letters from their parents, Lelia Mather Greene and Thomas Sumner Greene from 1889, when the brothers were in Boston attending MIT and apprenticing in architectural firms, to 1893, when they joined their parents in Pasadena. Although the envelope is usually addressed to Charles, the salutation is most often to both sons. The last few folders in the box contain letters from Thomas Sumner Greene to Charles, dating from 1900-1917.
Organized alphabetically by the name of the correspondent, Box 2 contains correspondence from friends and family during the Boston years, again mostly addressed to Charles, but often including Henry. Social invitations give the flavor of the social life of the young men, while letters from cousins living nearby tell of family gatherings and family relations. The last few folders contain copies of examinations from MIT and ephemera from the Boston years and early Pasadena years.
 

Lelia Mather Greene to Charles and Henry Greene 1890-1893

Box 1, Folder 1

1890-1893

Box 1, Folder 2

1891, Jan-Sept.

Box 1, Folder 3

1891, Oct-Dec

Box 1, Folder 4

[1891, Nov. Draft letter by Charles to his parents, fragment, n.d.]

Box 1, Folder 5

1892, Feb-April

Box 1, Folder 6

1892, May

Box 1, Folder 7

1892, June-July

Box 1, Folder 8

1892, Aug-Oct

Box 1, Folder 9

1892, Nov-Dec

Box 1, Folder 10

1893, Jan-Feb

Box 1, Folder 11

1893, March

Box 1, Folder 12

1893, Apr-June

 

Thomas Sumner Greene to Charles and Henry Greene 1889-1900

Box 1, Folder 13

1889,1890

Box 1, Folder 14

1891, Feb-Aug

Box 1, Folder 15

1891, Sept-Dec

Box 1, Folder 16

1892, Feb-June

Box 1, Folder 17

1892, July-Oct

Box 1, Folder 18

1892, Nov-Dec

Box 1, Folder 19

1893, Jan-Feb

Box 1, Folder 20

1893, Mar-Aug

Box 1, Folder 21

1900, Oct

 

Personal Correspondence of Charles and Henry from family members and friends 1890-1905, 1943

Box 2, Folder 1

Atkinson, Mary E. [1891?]

Box 2, Folder 2

Avery, Margaret Woodside Greene Ogden ("Cousin Margie") 1890, 1892, 1893

Box 2, Folder 3

Avery (Cousin Margie), Draft letter by CSG to (re death of her daughter Nan) 1896

Box 2, Folder 4

Bloomfield, Amy A. 1891, 1892, 1893

Box 2, Folder 5

Brookline Shakespeare Club undated

Box 2, Folder 6

Butler, Philip A. 1899

Box 2, Folder 7

Callender, Eliot 1891

Box 2, Folder 8

Callender, Draft letter by CSG to 1891

Box 2, Folder 9

Chi Phi Fraternity 1893

Box 2, Folder 10

Day, Mrs. J. Orso undated

Box 2, Folder 11

Dean, Miss 1891, 1892

Box 2, Folder 12

Fletcher, Genevieve C. 1892

Box 2, Folder 13

Gamble, Frances (re death of William B. Gamble, “Billy” - includes draft of response by CSG) 1943

Box 2, Folder 14

Gamble, Helen 1897

Box 2, Folder 15

Gamble, William B. (“Billy”) 1892-1894, 1897, 1906

Box 2, Folder 16

Giles, S. R. H. 1892

Box 2, Folder 17

Greene, Henry Mather to Charles Sumner Greene 1890, 1899

Box 2, Folder 18

Greene, Matilda Ray Sumner (paternal grandmother) 1890, 1891, 1893, 1895

Box 2, Folder 19

Henry, Martha W. 1896, 1899

Box 2, Folder 20

Henry, Draft letter by Charles to Miss undated

Box 2, Folder 21

Hewitt, H. M. 1893

Box 2, Folder 22

Hitch, Charles P. 1890

Box 2, Folder 23

Hulbert, Bess to Charles 1897-1899

Box 2, Folder 24

Jones, Mary L. 1890

Box 2, Folder 25

Keith, Ziba C., Mayor of Brockton, Mass. 1891

Box 2, Folder 26

Lawton, Blanche 1891

Box 2, Folder 27

Lawton, Blanche 1892-1893

Box 2, Folder 28

Lawton, Blanche 1895-1897, 1900

Box 2, Folder 29

[Lawton?], Draft letters by Charles to Blanche 1892, undated

Box 2, Folder 30

Lawton, Lillian 1892, 1899

Box 2, Folder 31

Lee, Luther M. (re Luther W. Lee) undated

Box 2, Folder 32

Longley, Mabel G. (cousin) 1890

Box 2, Folder 33

Longley, “Nannie” Snow (cousin) 1892, 1895

Box 2, Folder 34

Ogden, Anna Temple (“Nannie,” daughter of Margaret Ogden Avery) 1892-1895

Box 2, Folder 35

Ogden (“Nannie”) Draft letter by Charles to undated

Box 2, Folder 36

Paddock, Matilda Elizabeth Greene (paternal aunt) 1891, 1893

Box 2, Folder 37

Pierce, Louie, J. 1899

Box 2, Folder 38

Robeson, Emily Parsons Sumner (great-aunt) 1891

Box 2, Folder 39

Rogers, Emma 1893, undated

Box 2, Folder 40

Sumner, Selina Christiana Malcolm (aunt) 1892

Box 2, Folder 41

Thurston, Mrs. G. A. 1893

Box 2, Folder 42

Ward, Bessie 1892

Box 2, Folder 43

Warren, H. Langford 1891

Box 2, Folder 44

Waters, Anna Maria Greene [?] (“Cousin Anna”) 1892

Box 2, Folder 45

White, Miss 1892

Box 2, Folder 46

Wood, Elizabeth Hubbard Sumner (“Cousin Bettie”) 1898-1899, 1905

Box 2, Folder 47

Wood (Cousin Bettie), Draft by Charles to 1898

Box 2, Folder 48

Unidentified, Florence ----- to Charles 1894

Box 2, Folder 49

Unidentified, Annie, draft by Charles to 1891

Box 2, Folder 50

Unidentified, poem “A True Bostonian” 1891

Box 2, Folder 51

Unidentified, draft letter by Charles[?] to undated

Box 2, Folder 52

Ephemera re MIT (copies of examinations, etc.) 1890s

Box 2, Folder 53

Ephemera 1891

Box 2, Folder 54

Ephemera 1892

Box 2, Folder 55

Ephemera 1895

Box 2, Folder 56

Ephemera undated

 

Subseries B. Charles S. Greene Family and Personal Correspondence 1901-1960

Physical Description: 2 boxes

Scope and Content Note

Box 3 contains letters to and from the Greene family, including correspondence and ephemera documenting Charles’ marriage to Alice Gordon White in 1901 and their honeymoon trip to Europe. Also included are scattered letters from Thomas Sumner Greene; from Alice’s sisters, Martha and Jane; from Henry Mather Greene, and from the children of Alice and Charles. There is also a series of letters from Alice and the children to Charles while he was on visits to Pasadena in 1918 and 1919. A small group of letters is addressed to Alice Greene from friends and family (1901-1960), as are a few to eldest son Nathaniel Patrickson Greene, and one to daughter Bettie Greene. Several of the letters in this family group concern disposition of Charles’ papers after his death.
 

Letters to Charles Greene 1901-1928

Box 3, Folder 1

Greene, Alice Gordon, and children Jan-Feb 1918

Box 3, Folder 2

Greene, Alice Gordon, and children Mar-Apr 1918

Box 3, Folder 3

Greene, Alice Gordon, and children includes letter from “Moss,” (Martha White Howland), Alice’s sister) May 1918

Box 3, Folder 4

Greene, Alice Gordon, and children June 1918

Box 3, Folder 5

Greene, Alice Gordon, and children (includes letters from “Moss” and from Yvonne Winslow) Feb-Apr 1919

Box 3, Folder 6

Greene, Alice Gordon, and children Apr-May 1919

Box 3, Folder 7

Greene, Alice Gordon undated [1918, 1919]

Box 3, Folder 8

Children of Charles and Alice undated [1918,1919]

Box 3, Folder 9

Greene, Charles Sumner, to Thomas Gordon Greene 1928

Box 3, Folder 10

Greene, Henry Mather, to Charles and Alice 1901

Box 3, Folder 11

Greene, Thomas Sumner, to Charles and Alice 1901, 1906, 1917

Box 3, Folder 12

Howland, Martha White “Moss”, to Charles and Alice 1909, undated

Box 3, Folder 13

White, Jane, to Charles and Alice 1908, 1909

Box 3, Folder 14

Unidentified [White sisters?] 1900

Box 3, Folder 15

Miscellaneous postcards 1903, 1905, 1910, undated

Box 3, Folder 16

Ephemera, (wedding and honeymoon) 1901

Box 3, Folder 17

Ephemera, 1909 trip to England 1909

Box 3, Folder 18

Ephemera, (children) undated

 

Letters to Alice Greene 1901-1960

Box 3, Folder 19

Boulton, M. A. circa 1914-1918

Box 3, Folder 20

Dickson, John (Nat Cyclopedia of American Biography) 1957

Box 3, Folder 21

Fletcher, F. E. 1911

Box 3, Folder 22

Greene, Charles Sumner 1904

Box 3, Folder 23

Harris, Mrs. Harwell Hamilton (Jean Murray Bangs) 1957

Box 3, Folder 24

Kuster, Gabriele 1943

Box 3, Folder 25

Lancaster, Clay 1954, 1957

Box 3, Folder 26

[Linsley] Ralph circa 1933

Box 3, Folder 27

Ludovici, Frieda 1956

Box 3, Folder 28

Martin, Alice B. undated

Box 3, Folder 29

Moreland, John 1957

Box 3, Folder 30

Patrickson, [Mrs.] 1901

Box 3, Folder 31

Wright, J. W. (re sale of Pasadena house) 1918

Box 3, Folder 32

Wurster, William 1960

Box 3, Folder 33

Unidentified 1901, 1902, 1903, 1905, 1906, 1908

 

Letters to Bettie Greene 1910, 1957

Box 3, Folder 34

Beck, Horace 1910

Box 3, Folder 35

Carter, R. B. (Nat. Cyclopedia of American Biography) 1957

 

Letters to Nathanael Patrickson Greene 1910, 1957

Box 3, Folder 36

Gordon, Elizabeth (House Beautiful) 1957

Box 3, Folder 37

Greene, Charles Sumner 1929

Box 3, Folder 38

Jacobs, Stephen (UC Berkeley) 1959

Box 3, Folder 39

Morgan, Elliott (MGM) 1957

Box 3, Folder 40

Pettengill, George (AIA) 1957

Box 3, Folder 41

Van Kleet, Dick 1957

 

Subseries C. Charles S. Greene Business Correspondence 1903-1950

Physical Description: 2 boxes

Scope and Content Note

At the end of Box 3 and continuing into Box 4 is a series of letters, announcements, and advertisements of a professional or business nature, organized alphabetically. These include communications with stockbrokers and banks, orders for books or subscriptions to periodicals, invoices from Hall Manufacturing Co. for furniture, pamphlets, guides, and other ephemera.
Box 3, Folder 42

Allen, Joseph (Works Progress Administration) 1936

Box 3, Folder 43

Allison, -------, (CSG draft letter to) [1948]

Box 3, Folder 43a

AIA, Washington, DC (UCB copy-Current) 1919

Box 3, Folder 44

Architectural Record 1929

Box 3, Folder 44a

Ashbee, C. R. (UCB copy-Current) 1909

Box 3, Folder 45

Bank of Italy 1928, 1930

Box 3, Folder 46

Beck, Horace 1909

Box 3, Folder 47

Blyth and Co. 1929

Box 3, Folder 48

Bolton, Robert C. and Co. (carbon copies of CSG letters to) 1929

Box 3, Folder 49

Bromsgrove Guild (broadside) undated

Box 3, Folder 50

Byron Jackson Co. 1929

Box 3, Folder 51

Cabot, Samuel, Co. [50th anniversary publication] undated

Box 3, Folder 52

Calaveras Cement Co. 1930

Box 3, Folder 53

Clay Products Institute of California 1929

Box 3, Folder 54

Crane, R. T. 1903

Box 3, Folder 55

Dunham, Lewis 1919

Box 3, Folder 56

First Trust and Savings Bank, Pasadena 1929

Box 3, Folder 57

Hall Manufacturing Co. (invoices for furniture) 1913

Box 3, Folder 58

Harris, Mrs. Harwell Hamilton (Jean Murray Bangs) 1946, 1948

Box 3, Folder 59

Hastings, Katherine 1941

Box 3, Folder 60

Jaeger Co. 1930

Box 3, Folder 61

Japan Society 1920, 1926, 1929, 1939, 1942

Box 4, Folder 1

Jourdan, Erven 1950

Box 4, Folder 2

Los Angeles Modern Art Society (exhibition catalog) 1918

Box 4, Folder 3

MIT Alumni Association 1950s

Box 4, Folder 4

Metalace Corp. 1930

Box 4, Folder 5

Miller, Lewis, Co. 1929

Box 4, Folder 5a

Morse, Charles J. (UCB- copy by Current) 1909

Box 4, Folder 6

Muller, Edward C. (catalog of engraving tools) undated

Box 4, Folder 7

Murphy Varnish Co. 1929

Box 4, Folder 8

Newsom, J. Cather 1922

Box 4, Folder 9

Phillips, C. F. (invoice) 1929

Box 4, Folder 10

Ponree, F[?]. E. 1909

Box 4, Folder 11

Quarterly Book Department 1929, 1930

Box 4, Folder 12

Rollins, E. H., and Sons 1928, 1929

Box 4, Folder 13

San Francisco Convention and Tourist League 1928

Box 4, Folder 14

Sanborn, --- 1906

Box 4, Folder 15

Security First National Bank, Los Angeles (re 368 Arroyo Terrace, Pasadena) 1937

Box 4, Folder 16

Summers, William T. 1929

Box 4, Folder 17

Sweet’s Catalogue Service 1929

Box 4, Folder 18

Todhunter, Inc. (brochure of Franklin stoves) undated

Box 4, Folder 19

Ulehla, Dr. Vladimir 1928, 1929

Box 4, Folder 20

United States Patent Office (re registration of trademark) 1913-1914

Box 4, Folder 21

Vernay, Arthur S. (catalogs) 1926, 1932

Box 4, Folder 22

Wanamaker, John (furniture catalog) undated

Box 4, Folder 23

Wedgwood, Josiah, and Son (catalogs and invoice) circa 1912

Box 4, Folder 24

Weisshaus, Imre 1929

Box 4, Folder 25

Weston, Edward (carbon copy of CSG letter to) 1935

Box 4, Folder 26

Willett, H. C. (postcard) undated

Box 4, Folder 27

Wright, J. W. (re sale of Pasadena house) 1919

Box 4, Folder 28

Wrought Iron Range Co. (brochures) undated

Box 4, Folder 29

Unidentified draft letter “Dear Calvin-“, envelope undated

Box 4, Folder 30

Miscellaneous receipts undated

Box 4, Folder 31

Miscellaneous clippings undated

Box 4, Folder 32

Ephemera undated

 

Subseries D. Charles S. Greene Notes, Diaries, Writings 1880-1948

Physical Description: 2 boxes

Scope and Content Note

At the end of Box 4 are three notebooks, two dating from the 1890s and one from the 1930s, and 2 diaries (appointment books) from the 1940s. Continuing in Box 5 are folders containing fragmentary writings and notes, both prose and verse, various scratchpads with notes and sketches, and the typescript of Charles’ novel Thais Thayer (c. 1916), as well as a typescript of an essay entitled “Symbolism” (1932).
Box 4, Folder 33

Notebook undated

Box 4, Folder 34

Notebook (lecture notes, sketches, loose slips) undated

Box 4, Folder 35

Notebook “The Mind System”, other notes on spiritualism, loose sheets [1932,1936 ?], 1942

Box 4, Folder 36

Diary 1944, 1945

Box 4, Folder 37

Diary (includes addresses, thoughts, loose slips, notes) 1948

Box 5, Folder 1

Fragmentary writings, notes on words undated

Box 5, Folder 2

Writings, fragments (prose) undated

Box 5, Folder 3

Writings, fragments (verse) undated

Box 5, Folder 4

Loose notes, draft of novel? undated

Box 5, Folder 5

Notes on scratch pad undated

Box 5, Folder 6

Notes on scratch pad undated

Box 5, Folder 7

Notes on scratch pad undated

Box 5, Folder 8

Notes on scratch pad undated

Box 5, Folder 9

Scrap with notes undated

Box 5, Folder 10

Poem “Oh hidden light!” undated

Box 5, Folder 10a

Misc notes from UCB, photographic copies by Wm Current undated

Box 5, Folder 11-24

Typescript of Thais Thayer, unpublished novel by Charles Greene circa 1914

Box 5, Folder 25

Holly, F. M. (New York literary agent) to Charles Greene re “Thais Thayer” 1915

Box 5, Folder 26

Typescript of “Symbolism,” copy of a lecture by G. I. Gurdjieff, “The Enneagram.” 1932

 

Subseries E. Henry M. Greene Personal Correspondence, including his collection of family records 1775-1952

Physical Description: 1 box

Scope and Content Note

Box 6 contains materials regarding the marriage of Henry to Emeline Dart in 1899, scattered correspondence (1912-1954), and notes, records and ephemera documenting Henry’s trip to the East coast in 1912-1913. There is also a notebook, two personal account books (1899-1903 and 1911-1917), and award certificates from the AIA in 1948 and 1952. At the end of Box 6 are family materials of the Greenes, including the “Memo of the Timber wanted for the Steeple in Providence 1775” by Thomas Sumner, a typescript account of Thomas Sumner Greene’s experiences in the Civil War and records of the Greene family.
Box 6, Folder 1

Greene, Emeline Dart (Henry Mather Greene letter to) 1912

Box 6, Folder 2

Greene, Lelia Mather (Henry Mather Greene letter to) 1934

Box 6, Folder 3

Hibbard, Charles H. (Henry Mather Greene letter to) 1913

Box 6, Folder 4

Jory, Stafford L. (UC Berkeley) 1950

Box 6, Folder 5

Scoville, Charles B., Pasadena Music and Art Association n.d. undated

Box 6, Folder 6

Southern California Liberty Loan Organization 1919

Box 6, Folder 7

Whitridge, Charlotte (Henry Mather Greene letter to) 1912

Box 6, Folder 8

Ephemera: Records and letters re marriage 1899

Box 6, Folder 9

Notes re trip to New York, Boston, Philadelphia 1912-1913

Box 6, Folder 10

Receipts from trip East 1912-1913

Box 6, Folder 11

Ephemera from trip East (business cards, programs, brochures) 1912-1913

Box 6, Folder 12

Ephemera from trip East (clippings, cards, etc.) 1912-1913

Box 6, Folder 13

Notebook [1938?]

Box 6, Folder 14

Ephemera: includes copy of music “Chimmie Fadden, Der Bowery Boy, Song and Chorus” 1896

Box 6, Folder 15

Account book 1899-1903

Box 6, Folder 16

Account book 1911-1917

Box 6, Folder 17

Award from AIA, Southern California Chapter 1948

Box 6, Folder 18

Letter re national AIA award (from Glenn Stanton) 1952

Box 6, Folder 19

Greene, Thomas Sumner: Account of experiences in Civil War, (typescript transcribed from original located in Huntington Library) undated

Box 6, Folder 20

Greene, Thomas Sumner: Ephemera (business cards, etc.) undated

Box 6, Folder 21

Greene family genealogy records undated

Box 6, Folder 22

Greene family genealogy records (includes notes by Henry Mather Greene and Virginia Hales) undated

Box 6, Folder 23

“Ancestry of Matilda Ray Sumner, which shows Her Franklin Connection,” (chart by Henry Greene) undated

Box 6, Folder 24

[James Sumner’s] “Memo of the Timber Wanted for the Steeple in Providence 1775

Box 6, Folder 25

Greene family 1900 census records; calling cards of Mr. Henry Mather Greene 1900

 

Subseries F. Charles S. Greene Photograph Collection 1850-1965

Physical Description: 9 boxes

Scope and Content Note

Contains Charles Greene family photographs, including children, parents, sisters of Alice Gordon White Greene, and members of Henry Greene’s family. Boxes 14 and 15 contain photos taken by Charles in Europe (1901) and England (1901, 1909). Flat File Folder 39 (Series III.A.)contains 2 panoramic photographs of attendees at the 1911 AIA meeting in San Francisco, and 3 prints of a photograph of attendees at the 1948 AIA dinner honoring the Greenes in Los Angeles.
Box 7

Lelia Mather Greene's Photograph Album undated

Scope and Content Note

Photograph album owned by Lelia Ariana Mather Greene, containing 55 portraits of members of Mather, Greene, Longley, Merritt, Robertson, Sumner, Dana, Sherwood, Price and Allen families. Also 5 loose photographs.
Box 8

Charles Greene's Photograph Album circa 1910

Scope and Content Note

Photograph album containing 10 mounted snapshots of children of Charles Greene on grounds of Charles Greene’s Pasadena house.
Box 9

Photographs of Charles and Alice Greene, (also Henry Greene) 1887-1954

Box 9, Folder 1

Manual Training School class picture 1887

Box 9, Folder 2

Charles Greene, including portraits 1888, circa 1900, circa 1908, 1934, circa 1954

Box 9, Folder 3

Charles and Henry Greene 1933, 1946, 1947

Box 9, Folder 4

Charles and Alice Greene circa 1900, 1946

Box 9, Folder 5

Alice Greene circa 1890, circa 1900, 1909, circa 1950?

Box 9, Folder 6

Charles Greene family snapshots, Carmel 1934, 1946

Box 9, Folder 7

Photos of Henry Greene and family from collection of Charles Greene undated

Box 10

Photographs of children of Charles Greene undated

Box 10, Folder 1

Nathanael Patrickson Greene, formal portraits undated

Box 10, Folder 2

Nathanael Patrickson Greene, snapshots (childhood, adulthood) undated

Box 10, Folder 3

Miscellaneous photos of Charles Greene children (most taken on grounds of Greene house in Pasadena) undated

Box 11

Photographs of family and friends of Charles Greene undated

Box 11, Folder 1

Greene family members (parents, grandparents of CSG) undated

Box 11, Folder 2

Greene family members at board and batten bungalow in Carmel undated

Box 11, Folder 3

Gertrude Austin photograph undated

Box 11, Folder 4

William “Billy” B. Gamble undated

Box 12

Photographs of White sisters and unidentified photos undated

Box 12, Folder 1

White sisters (Alice Gordon White Greene and her sisters, Martha, Jane, and Violet - Portraits undated

Box 12, Folder 2

White sisters (Martha, Jane and Violet) – snapshots undated

Box 12, Folder 3

White sisters, Yosemite trip undated

Box 12, Folder 4

Greene family photographs, unidentified undated

Box 13

Photographs of Charles Greene and family (oversize) 1890-1950

Box 13, Folder 1

Thomas Sumner Greene, portrait circa 1920

Box 13, Folder 2

Charles, Alice, Thomas G. Greene (infant) undated

Box 13, Folder 3

Thomas Gordon Greene, portrait undated

Box 13, Folder 4

Charles S. Greene, portrait undated

Box 13, Folder 5

MIT class photo, showing Charles and Henry Greene circa 1890

Box 13, Folder 6

Charles S. Greene, portrait by Erven Jourdan circa 1950

Box 13, Folder 7

Charles S. Greene, portrait by Erven Jourdan (another pose) circa 1950

Box 14

Photographs of Charles Greene’s trips to England 1901, 1909

Box 15

Photographs of Charles Greene’s trip to Europe 1901

 

Subseries G. Henry M. Greene Photograph Collection 1865-1957

Physical Description: 9 boxes

Scope and Content Note

Contains family photographs, including children, parents and members of Charles Greene’s family. Boxes 16-20 contain family photograph albums. Box 16 contains a family photo album given in 1884 to Lelia Mather Greene by her mother-in-law. The album in Box 20 contains photographs taken on outings in the mountains above Pasadena in the 1890s. See also Flat File Folder 39 (Series III. A.) for AIA award photographs.
Box 16

Matilda “Mother” Greene’s Photograph Album 1865-1935

Scope and Content Note

Album given to her daughter-in-law, Lelia Ariana Mather Greene in 1884, then given to Henry Mather Greene in 1954. Contains photographs as early as 1865 and as late as 1935. Many are undated. Loose photographs found in the album are in a folder in the same box.
Box 17

Henry Mather Greene’s Photograph Album: “Photographs” undated

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of Henry’s young children with house and garden on Bellefontaine Street, Pasadena, in background.
Box 18

Henry Mather Greene’s Photograph Album: “Merry Christmas to Sumner and Isabelle from Henry” 1920s

Scope and Content Note

Family photographs from the 1920s
Box 19

Henry Mather Greene’s Photograph Album (#369-02-7381) 1900-1902

Scope and Content Note

Family photographs dated 1900-1902. Many photographs of Henry Dart Greene as infant.
Box 20

Henry Mather Greene’s Photograph Album (#369-02-7380) 1890s

Scope and Content Note

Photographs, probably from the 1890s, appear to be prior to photographs in album in Box 19. Many photographs of landscape and outings in mountains near Pasadena. Two photographs of Whitridge house on Colorado Street, Pasadena, where Henry and Emeline first lived.
Box 21

Photographs of Henry Greene and Charles Greene 1885-1950

Box 21, Folder 1

Manual Training School, Washington University, St. Louis, class picture 1888

Box 21, Folder 2

Henry Greene, Provincetown 1890

Box 21, Folder 3

Henry Greene 1885, 1896, 1911

Box 21, Folder 4

Henry Greene portrait circa 1908

Box 21, Folder 5

Henry Greene, Altadena, with other architects: Harwell Hamilton Harris, Donald McMurray, Frederick Kennedy, Jr., Clarence P. Day, Art Herberger 1950

Box 21, Folder 6

Henry and Charles Greene undated

Box 22

Photographs of Henry Greene and his family 1899-1970

Box 22, Folder 1

Wedding trip, Rock Island, Illinois, Emeline, Charlotte Whitridge 1899

Box 22, Folder 2

Los Angeles house, 1664 W. 24th St. circa 1902

Box 22, Folder 3

Henry Dart Greene 1901-1905, 1910

Box 22, Folder 4

Isabelle Horton Greene 1908-1925

Box 22, Folder 5

William Sumner Greene 1908-1910, 1912

Box 22, Folder 6

Elbert Mather Greene 1911-1914

Box 22, Folder 7

Group photos of family 1901-1916

Box 22, Folder 8

Celebration of Henry Greene’s 100th birthday (children, grandchildren) 1970

Box 22, Folder 9

Relatives and friends undated

Box 22, Folder 10

William Sumner Greene and family, Stanford graduation 1948

Box 22, Folder 11

Gravestones of Henry Mather Greene, Emeline Dart Greene, Charlotte A. Whitridge undated

Box 22, Folder 12

Henry Mather Greene’s children, snapshots undated

Box 22, Folder 13

Charles Greene family photos undated

Box 22, Folder 14

Charles Greene family photos: White sisters with Charles Greene undated

Box 23

Henry Greene ancestors, family homes undated

Box 23, Folder 1

Thomas S. and Lelia Greene, Uncle Bert Greene and others, Spirit Lake, Iowa undated

Box 23, Folder 2

Thomas S. and Lelia Greene family home, Pasadena circa 1890s

Box 23, Folder 3

Mather family home, West Virginia circa 1994

Box 23, Folder 4

Whitridge house, El Dorado and Oakland, Pasadena circa 1995

Box 23, Folder 5

Thomas S. Greene house, 2017 Olive St, St. Louis, Missouri undated

Box 23, Folder 6

Monument to Gen. [Nathanael] Greene, Savannah, Georgia undated

Box 23, Folder 7

Framed portrait of Lelia Mather Greene undated

Box 24

Henry Greene family photographs, mounted on large boards undated

Box 24, Folder 1

Studio portraits of Henry Greene undated

Box 24, Folder 2

Photos of Henry Greene undated

Box 24, Folder 3

Photos of Henry Greene and family undated

Box 24, Folder 4

La Jolla vacation photos undated

Box 24, Folder 5

La Jolla vacation photos undated

Box 24, Folder 6

Family photos at 146 W. Bellefontaine, Pasadena undated

Box 24, Folder 7

Family photos undated

Box 25

Henry Greene family photographs, oversize 1899 and undated

Box 25, Folder 1

Henry Greene’s children undated

Box 25, Folder 2

Henry Dart Greene and others undated

Box 25, Folder 3

Group photos of relatives undated

Box 25, Folder 4

Wedding portrait of Henry and Emeline 1899

Box 25, Folder 5

Wedding banquet photo 1899

Box 25, Folder 6

Wedding banquet photo 1899

Box 25, Folder 7

Portrait of Emeline undated

Box 25, Folder 8

Portrait of Emeline undated

Box 25, Folder 9

Photographic plate of portrait of Henry Greene undated

 

Subseries H. Scrapbooks: Greene and Greene, Charles, Henry 1890-1910

Physical Description: 4 boxes
Box 26

“Scrap Album” (Charles and Henry Greene’s scrapbook) 1890 and later

Scope and Content Note

The earliest scrapbook, begun in 1890, was kept by both Charles and Henry, and is a collection of images clipped from publications which served as inspiration for their work. This was probably kept in the office of the firm. Also included in this scrapbook are sketches and drawings made by the brothers, some of which record their work on particular projects.
Box 27

“Scraps” (Henry Greene’s scrapbook) undated

Scope and Content Note

Scrapbook kept by Henry Greene, as well as loose images taken from various sources
Box 28

“20th Century Scrapbook” (Henry Greene's Scrapbook) undated

Scope and Content Note

Scrapbook kept by Henry Greene, as well as loose images taken from various sources
Box 29

Charles Greene’s collection of images undated

Box 29, Folder 1

Views of California missions undated

Box 29, Folder 2

Views of Clovelly, Devon (5) undated

Box 29, Folder 3

Views of Clovelly, Devon (11) undated

Box 29, Folder 4

Images of Japan, Europe undated

Box 29, Folder 5

Cyanotypes (3) undated

Box 29, Folder 6

Images of nature undated

Box 29, Folder 7

Panorama of Bolinas, California undated

Box 29, Folder 8

Ephemera (art prints, reproductions, etc.) undated

 

Subseries I. Charles S. Greene Creative Works: Sketchbooks, Art and Design Drawings, and Blockprints 1900-1950

Physical Description: 9 boxes

Scope and Content Note

In Box 30 is a sketchbook kept by Charles during his 1909 trip to England. The remaining Boxes 31-37 contain small sketches, design drawings, block prints, watercolors, one photograph of a lane lined by California oak trees, and oil paintings. Subjects include landscapes, seascapes, and mission buildings.
Box 30

Charles Greene sketches undated

Box 30, Folder 1

Charles Greene’s sketchbook 1909 and later

Box 30, Folder 2

Miscellaneous small sketches (some are bookplate designs) undated

Box 30, Folder 3

Miscellaneous small sketches (not by CSG) undated

Box 31

Charles Greene design sketches undated

Box 31, Folder 1

Design for cabinet furniture for Mrs. B. B. Bush undated

Box 31, Folder 2

Sketches for panels for Mrs. Prentiss undated

Box 31, Folder 3

Pastel sketches for panels for Mrs. Prentiss undated

Box 31, Folder 4

Lettering designs for J. Culbertson house undated

Box 31, Folder 5

Sketch for window design for F. Ford house undated

Box 31, Folder 6

Sketches for brickwork, etc., for C. S. Greene studio undated

Box 31, Folder 7

Sketches for Oaklawn gates, bridge undated

Box 31, Folder 7a

Thorsen: furniture inlay design, art glass design (photos-UCB) undated

Box 31, Folder 8

Sketches for Tichenor (owl design) undated

Box 31, Folder 9

Sketches for art glass windows undated

Box 31, Folder 10

Sketches for art glass windows undated

Box 31, Folder 11

Sketches for dining room undated

Box 31, Folder 12

Sketch for piano case undated

Box 31, Folder 13

Drawing of stand and pot undated

Box 31, Folder 14

Miscellaneous small sketches undated

Box 32

Charles Greene blockprints, etching undated

Box 32, Folder 1

[Seacoast with tree], etching on paper undated

Box 32, Folder 2

“Let us remember each other,” blockprint 1932

Box 32, Folder 3

Belle Barlow Bush, bookplate, design drawing and blockprints undated

Box 32, Folder 4

Elenor Bush, bookplate design undated

Box 32, Folder 5

Irving T. Bush, bookplate prints undated

Box 32, Folder 6

Beatrice Bush, bookplate prints undated

Box 32, Folder 7

Beatrice Barlow Bush, bookplate prints undated

Box 32, Folder 8

[Bell in mission arch], [nativity scene], blockprints undated

Box 32, Folder 9

[Cross with bells on scaffold], blockprints undated

Box 32, Folder 10

[Hillside, tree on right], blockprints undated

Box 32, Folder 11

[Landscape with tree on left], blockprints undated

Box 32, Folder 12

[House with tree], blockprints undated

Box 32, Folder 13

Miscellaneous blockprints undated

Box 33

Charles Greene watercolors, sketches undated

Box 33, Folder 1

[Landscape with trees] undated

Box 33, Folder 2

Clovelly July/09 1909

Box 33, Folder 3

[Seascape] undated

Box 33, Folder 4

[Sketch of sailboat] undated

Box 33, Folder 5

[Interior scene] undated

Box 33, Folder 6

Ex Libris [sketch of bookplate] (Verso: sketch of a landscape) undated

Box 33, Folder 7

[Prayer] undated

Box 33, Folder 8

Photographic prints(2) of CSG(?) watercolor undated

Box 34

Charles Greene watercolors, sketches, photograph undated

Box 34, Folder 1

[Tichenor courtyard](see instead Box 121a ) undated

Box 34, Folder 2

[Watermill ?] undated

Box 34, Folder 3

[Classical ruins] undated

Box 34, Folder 4

[Lane with oak trees] (photograph) undated

Box 34, Folder 5

[Old Post Office Tintagel?] undated

Box 34, Folder 6

[Scene from a mission window] undated

Box 34, Folder 7

[Trees in forest, mountains in distance, birds] undated

Box 34, Folder 8

[Village street] undated

Box 34, Folder 9

[Landscape] undated

Box 34, Folder 10

[Watercolor sketch of proposed bridge for D L James] undated

Box 35

Charles Greene Works in Oil undated

Box 35, Folder 1

[Sketch of golden hillside] undated

Box 35, Folder 2

[Surf with rocks] undated

Box 35, Folder 3

[Landscape with hills and bay] undated

Box 35, Folder 4

[Mission] (unfinished) undated

Box 35, Folder 5

San Jaun [sic] Capistrano undated

Box 35, Folder 6

[Sunlit clearing and path in forest] undated

Box 35, Folder 7

[Landscape with trees and lake] undated

Box 35, Folder 1

undated

Box 36

Charles Greene Watercolor undated

Scope and Content Note

[Mission ruin with white fence]. Watercolor on paper mounted on stretched canvas.
Box 37

Charles Greene Watercolors, Oils undated

Box 37, Folder 1

[Woman with basket in front of a mission] undated

Box 37, Folder 2

[Mission interior with seated woman] undated

Box 37, Folder 3

[Coastal landscape with beach and rocks] undated

Box 37, Folder 4

[Rural scene with fence] undated

Box 37, Folder 5

[Woman in a dark chamber, her face illuminated by light from two windows] undated

Box 37, Folder 6

[Forest scene with river, trees, and mountains] undated

Box 37, Folder 7

[Landscape with mission] undated

 

Subseries J. Henry M. Greene Creative Works: Sketchbooks, Art and Design Drawings 1885-1940

Physical Description: 2 boxes

Scope and Content Note

Box 38 contains Henry’s sketchbook from his years in Boston, and some loose sketches. Box 39 contains some small design drawings and a photograph of a table designed by Henry. Flat File Folder 38 contains drawings for the gravestone of Henry’s wife Emeline.
Box 38

Henry Greene Sketchbooks undated

Box 38, Folder 1

"Sketches" circa 1890

Box 38, Folder 2

[Sketchbook] circa 1889

Box 38, Folder 3

15 miscellaneous small sketches and notes, found in sketchbook

Box 38, Folder 4

3 photographs found in sketchbook 1904

Box 38, Folder 5

Notes on colors found in sketchbook undated

Box 38, Folder 6

Clippings, scrapbook pictures found in sketchbook undated

Box 38, Folder 7

Small sketch by HMG?; ink sketch by Lelia M Greene, 1902

Box 39

Henry Greene Design Drawings and Photograph undated

Box 39, Folder 1

[Table by Henry Greene] photograph undated

Box 39, Folder 2

Design for leaded glass, All Saints Church, Pasadena undated

Box 39, Folder 3

Dining table and chairs undated

Box 39, Folder 4

Blueprints, pencil drawings for McElwain house, Granada Hills undated

Box 39, Folder 5

House at Pittsburg, Calif [for William Sumner Greene]

 

Subseries K. Book Collection of Greene And Greene 1895-1911

Physical Description: 1 box

Scope and Content Note

Three books from the office library of Greene and Greene
Box 40

Scope and Content Note

  • Brown, Frank Chouteau, Letters and Lettering: A Treatise with 200 Examples. Boston: Bates and Guild Co., 1902 (stamped Greene and Greene, from CSG’s library)
  • Kidder, F. E., Churches and Chapels. New York: William T. Comstock, 1895 (stamped Greene and Greene, gift of Gustin Books)
  • Whitford, H. N., The Forests of the Philippines Part II: The Principal Forest Trees. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Forestry, Manila: Bureau of Printing, 1911 (accompanied by card addressed to Messrs. Greene and Greene - from CSG’s library)
 

Subseries L. Book Collection of Charles S. Greene 1842-1938

Physical Description: 10 boxes

Scope and Content Note

Charles Greene had a large collection of books that reflected his interests in art, architecture, furniture, pottery, landscape gardening, Asian art and culture, ancient history, and photography. Many of his books were donated to the University of California at Berkeley; about 70 of the finest books were sold at the California International Book Fair in 1993. The Greene and Greene Archives holds 10 boxes of books, including a few on Japanese and Indian art, as well as a collection of novels by Lafcadio Hearn.
Box 41

Scope and Content Note

  • Hearn, Lafcadio. Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan. Vols 1, 2, Boston, 1894
  • Hearn, Lafcadio. Kokoro: Hints and Echoes of Japanese Inner Life. Boston, 1896
  • Hearn, Lafcadio. Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things. Boston, 1904
  • Hearn, Lafcadio. Japan: An Attempt at Interpretation. New York, 1905
  • Hearn, Lafcadio. In Ghostly Japan. Boston, 1905
  • Hearn, Lafcadio. Shadowings. Boston, 1905
  • Hearn, Lafcadio. Some Chinese Ghosts. Boston, 1906
  • Gould’s Blue Book for the City of St. Louis. Vol IX, 1891
Box 42

Scope and Content Note

  • Excursions in the County of Sussex. London, 1822
  • Fils, J. Leroy, ed., Musee des Thermes et de Cluny. Paris, n.d.
  • Fremantle, W. H., Canterbury Cathedral. London, 1900
  • Hagemeyer, Dora, Songs of the Green Flame. Oceano, Calif., 1930
  • Hiscox, Gardner D., Henley’s Twentieth Century Formulas, Recipes and Processes. New York, 1919
  • Holme, Charles, A Course of Instruction in Wood-Carving According to the Japanese Method London, n.d.
  • Long, George, ed. and trans. Thoughts of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus. Philadelphia, n.d.
  • McLaren, John, Gardening in California: Landscape and Flower. San Francisco, 1909
  • Smith, William, ed., Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities. London, 1842
  • Social Register Southern California: Los Angeles, Pasadena 1921. New York, 1920
  • Swinton, William, Studies in English Literature. New York, 1886
Box 43

Scope and Content Note

  • Arnold, Hugh and Lawrence B. Saint, Stained Glass of the Middle Ages in England and France. London, 1913
  • Brown, Glenn, ed., European and Japanese Gardens: Papers read before the A. I. A. Philadelphia, 1902
  • Curtis, John Charles, Outlines of English Grammar. London, 1881
  • Fogle, O. L., Standard Selections for Male Voices. Cincinnati, 1889
  • Franks, Augustus W., Japanese Pottery. London, 1906
  • Halsey, Calista, Two of Us. New York, 1874
  • Laurvik, J. Nilsen, Catalogue of the Loan Exhibition of Paintings by Old Masters in the Palace of Fine Arts. San Francisco, San Francisco, 1920
  • Morse, Edward S., Japanese Homes and Their Surroundings. New York, 1895
  • Oliver, J.K., Monterey and Its Environs, With a Brief History, Legends, Views of the Past and Present, Maps, etc. [Monterey], 1913
  • Panama Pacific International Exposition: Official Miniature View Book. San Francisco, 1915
  • Rules for the Grading of California White Pine and Sugar Pine Lumber. San Francisco, 1918
  • Sale, G. S., Impressions of a Visit to the Far East. London, 1938
  • Sano, K., The Short History of the Nio-Mon owned by K. Sano. n.p., n.d.
  • Transactions and Proceedings of the Japan Society, London. London, [1922]
  • Woodward, Calvin Milton, Rational and Applied Mechanics. Saint Louis, 1915
Box 44

Scope and Content Note

  • Carpenter’s Companion: Containing Thirty-three Designs for all Sorts of Chinese Railing and Gates, Engraved on Sixteen Plates. London, n.d.
  • Chevreul, M. E., The Principles of Harmony and Contrast of Colours, and their Applications to the Arts. London, 1890
  • Geikie, Archibald, Geology. New York, n.d.
  • Hayden, Arthur, Chats on Old Furniture. London, New York, 1890
  • Hints and Practical Information for Cabinet-Makers, Upholsterers, and Furniture Men Generally. New York, 1899
  • Hiorns, Arthur H., Mixed Metals or Metallic Alloys. London, 1901
  • Hubbard, Elbert, Character and Cars. [Roycroft]. 1915
  • Huxley, Science Primers: Introductory. New York, 1880
  • Jevons, W. Stanley, Political Economy. New York, n.d.
  • Kidder, Frank E., Architects’ and Builders’ Pocket-Book. New York, 1916
  • Mahaffy, J. P., Old Greek Life. New York, n.d.
  • Millikan, Robert Andrews, The Electron. Chicago, 1917
  • Natural Woods and How to Finish Them. n. p. 1894
  • Pollen, John Hungerford, Ancient and Modern Furniture and Woodwork: Vol. I. London, 1908
  • Wilkins, A. S., Roman Antiquities. New York, n.d.
Box 45

Scope and Content Note

  • Chapin, Lon F. ed., Daily News: Tournament of Roses Edition, New Year’s Day, 1905. Pasadena, 1905
  • Fleury, Cross, Storeys of Old. 1910
  • Guerinet, Armand, ed., Materiaux et documents d’art decoratif: Interieurs d’appartements chateaux, eglises, etc. de tous les styles. Paris, n.d.
  • Laurent, J., Les tableaux du musee du Prado a Madrid: Tome I. Madrid, n.d.
  • Leroux, E. ed., Fac-similes de manuscrits grecs, latins et francais du Veme au XIVeme siecle exposes dans la Galerie Mazarine. Paris, [1901].
  • Ricordo del duomo di Milano. n.p., n.d.
  • South Kensington Museum, “Egyptian Tapestry: Piece of Linen and Two Bands,” Portfolio of Egyptian Art. Peckham: W. Griggs, 1881-1882.
  • Wytsman, P., Interieurs et Mobiliers de Styles Anciens: Collections recueillie en Belgique. Livraison 4: Le Chateau de Gaasbeek. [Brussels, 1900-1902].
Box 46

Scope and Content Note

  • Stevens, Walter B., The Forest City, Comprising the Official Photographic Views of the Universal Exposition Held in Saint Louis, 1904. St. Louis, 1904
Box 47

Scope and Content Note

  • Power, John Hatch, Anatomy of the Arteries of the Human Body. Philadelphia, 1862
  • Walsh, William S., Handy-Book of Literary Curiosities. Philadelphia, 1893
Box 48

Scope and Content Note

  • Burgess, James, Ancient Monuments, Temples and Sculptures of India: Part I. London, 1897
  • Gladding McBean and Co., Latin Tiles. San Francisco, 1923
Box 49

Scope and Content Note

  • P.-Verneuil, M. and Gaston Migeon, Etoffes japonaises: Tissues et brochees. Paris, n.d.
Box 50

Scope and Content Note

  • Audsley, George Ashdown, The Ornamental Arts of Japan: Vol I. London, New York, 1882-1885
 

Subseries M. Book Collection of Henry M. Greene 1881-1954

Physical Description: 2 boxes

Scope and Content Note

Box 52 contains a book on the history of the Mather family.
Box 51

Scope and Content Note

  • Cox, William, The Mannheim Slide Rule: Complete Manual with Tables of Settings, Equivalents and Gauge Points. New York, n.d.
  • Stoddard, William O., ed., The Table Talk of Abraham Lincoln. New York, 1894
  • The Emerson Birthday Book. Boston, 1881
  • Ruskin, John, The Seven Lamps of Architecture. New York, 1880
  • Nordhoff, Ojai Valley, California. Los Angeles, n.d.
  • Robsjohn-Gibbings, T. H., Homes of the Brave. New York, 1954
  • Spofford, Charles M., The Theory of Structures. New York, 1911
Box 52

Scope and Content Note

  • Mather, Horace E., Lineage of Rev. Richard Mather. Hartford, Conn., 1890
 

Subseries N. Periodical Collection (Charles) 1884-1918

Physical Description: 16 boxes

Scope and Content Note

Some issues contain original notes and bookmarks by Charles S. Greene. Charles’ copy of The International Studio, Vols 1-45, 1897-1912 (bound) is shelved in the Greene and Greene Archives office.
Box 53-61

The Journal of Indian Art and Industry, broken series. 1884-1913

Box 62-63

Keramic Studio, broken series. 1895-1896

Box 64-68

The Kokka, broken series. 1906-1912

Box 69

Miscellaneous Periodicals. 1885-1920

Folder 1

Architect and Engineer, Los Angeles Number Aug 1920

Folder 2

Builder, Decorator, Woodworker 1889

Folder 3

The Builder and Woodworker 1885

Folder 4

Carmel Pine Cone Mar 30, 1918

Folder 5

The Compass. 6 issues,broken series. 1892-1893

Folder 6

Pacific Lumberman, Contractor and Electrician (fragment) 1893

 

Subseries O. Postcard Collection (Charles) 1884-1918

Physical Description: 2 boxes

Scope and Content Note

Most of the postcards in Box 70 document Charles Greene’s travels abroad in 1901 and 1909. Box 71 contains postcards of the United States.
Box 70

Postcards: England and Europe

Box 71

Postcards: United States

 

Series II. Office Records 1894-1952

Physical Description: 1 box

Scope and Content Note

This series has been assembled from various sources, since no coherent series of office records survives. Included here are scattered records of various types: letterheads, sample contracts, fee schedules, a letter copybook from 1902, a letter from Peter Hall from 1909, some trade advertisements and catalogues, and scattered ledgers kept by Henry Greene. Some of the records document collaborative work occurring after the dissolution of the firm Greene and Greene. Flat File Folder 39 contains Charles’ diploma from the Manual Training School (1887), Charles’ and Henry’s architecture licenses (1901) and an AIA award certificate (1952). Also photographs of 1911 AIA meeting in San Francisco/Berkeley and of 1948 AIA award dinner in Los Angeles.
Box 72

Greene and Greene Office Records 1894-1952

Folder 1

Sample builder’s contracts undated

Folder 2

Office letterhead, business card, seal, list of office locations undated

Folder 3

Charges for professional services (Greene and Greene) undated

Folder 4

Sample AIA documents 1911, 1918, 1922-1924

Folder 5

Bernieri and Cuoco (marble importers, designers) 1907

Folder 6

Baisden-Bragdon-Webb Co. (leather-workers) 1907

Folder 7

Hall, Peter to Charles Greene 1909

Folder 8

Holbrook, W. H., and Co. (ceiling coverings) 1906

Folder 9

Illinois, State of: Board of Examiners of Architects 1903

Folder 10

Letter copy book (Greene and Greene) 1902

Folder 11

Letter copy book, loose pages 1902

Folder 12

Master House Painters and Decorators Association of Los Angeles 1913

Folder 13

Stanton, E. J., Wholesale and Retail Lumber, Los Angeles circa 1904

Folder 14

Stickley, The Simple Structural Style of Household Furniture undated

Folder 15

Sweet’s Catalogue, page on wood undated

Folder 16

Unidentified letter, Pasadena undated

 

Charles Greene Office Records 1917, undated

Folder 17

Charges for professional services (Carmel, California) undated

Folder 18

Notes on expenses 1917, undated

 

Henry Greene Office Records 1903-1944

Folder 19

Office letterhead undated

Folder 20

Architectural licenses, renewals 1903–1906, 1938–1941

Folder 21

Ledger (Poole, Prentiss) 1919–1920

Folder 22

Office account books 1921-1944

 

Series III. Job (Project) Records 1894-1996

Physical Description: 100 boxes

Scope and Content Note

This series has also been assembled from various sources, including clients and later owners, and only partially reflects the actual records from the Greenes’ architectural practice(s). Arranged alphabetically by the name of the original client are architectural drawings, renderings or presentation drawings, specifications, client and contractor correspondence, contracts, invoices, and a large group of photographs. Some photos are dated pre-1920, but most date from post-1945, after the rediscovery of the Greenes’ work. Some of these photographs are copy prints from other collections. Included in this series is a small group of materials documenting the craftsmen who worked with the Greenes, especially Emil Lange. The William R. Current photographs of the works of Greene and Greene from the 1950s and the 1970s (donated in 2005) have been added at the end of the series and are arranged alphabetically by the name of the original client.
A master database of drawings and photographs provides a detailed listing in searchable form.
 

Subseries A. Architectural Drawings 1904-1996

Physical Description: 46 flat file folders

Scope and Content Note

Contains drawings donated by the families of Charles and Henry Greene, by the families of the clients and by the families of later owners. About 137 architectural drawings can be viewed online along with a smaller number of design drawings. A group of post-1966 landscape drawings(unprocessed) for the Gamble House by landscape architect Emmet Wemple was added to the Gamble House drawings in 2011.
Large format items other than architectural drawings are housed in the last few folders of the subseries. These include photographs and certificates related to the AIA awards to the Greenes in 1948 and 1952; an oversize tinted photograph of the James Culbertson garden; and wallpaper and paint samples from the Lucy Wheeler house. See also an oversize tinted photograph of the Camp house and presentation drawings for Darling, Robinson, and Tichenor houses in Boxes 121 and 121a, Subseries D. below.
Flat File Folder 1

Blacker, Annie

Flat File Folder 2-3

Blacker, Robert

Flat File Folder 3a

Bush, Belle Barlow

Flat File Folder 4

Culbertson, Cordelia (also Prentiss, Elisabeth)

Flat File Folder 4a

Daly, Mrs. C. P.

Flat File Folder 5

Fleishhacker, Mortimer(Woodside)

Flat File Folder 6-7

Ford, Freeman

Flat File Folder 8-14

Gamble, David

Flat File Folder 14a

Gamble, David (post-1966 landscape drawings by Emmet Wemple)

Flat File Folder 15-21

Gould, Thomas

Flat File Folder 22

James, D[aniel] L.

Flat File Folder 23-24

Libby, Arthur

Flat File Folder 25-27

Pratt, Charles

Flat File Folder 28-30

Richardson, Walter

Flat File Folder 31-33

Saunders, Mrs. James

Flat File Folder 34

Thorsen, William

Flat File Folder 35-36

Whitridge, Charlotte (Greene, Henry)

Flat File Folder 37

Witbeck, Charles

Flat File Folder 37a

Unidentified (gift of Gary Hall)

Flat File Folder 38

Charles S Greene, Lettering design for E D Bruns. Henry M Greene, Gravestone for Mrs. Henry M Greene

Flat File Folder 39

Professional awards, diplomas, licenses 1887-1952

Flat File Folder 40

Culbertson, James. Oversize tinted photograph of garden by Harold Parker

Flat File Folder 41

Wheeler, Lucy. Wallpaper sample

Flat File Folder 42

Wheeler Lucy. Paint sample board with paint chips, material samples, n.d. (prepared by Martin Weil)

 

Subseries B. Client Records 1894-1957

Physical Description: 4 boxes

Scope and Content Note

Compiled from gifts from the families of Charles and Henry Greene, as well as from gifts from the families of the clients. Some of the materials could have been part of the job files of the architects’ offices (specifications; correspondence with the client, contractors, and others; invoices for labor, materials, furniture pieces, etc.); others document the buildings (and furniture) from the files of the clients. The materials are organized alphabetically by client name. Boxes 74 and 75 represent the work of the firm, Greene and Greene. Box 75 contains records for jobs conducted independently by Charles and Henry after the dissolution of the firm. Box 75a contains the records of a James house library addition by Charles Greene, with the help of his brother Henry, 1938-1944, as well as correspondence of Mrs James about photography for House Beautiful in the 1950s. Personal materials from clients and later owners, such as family photographs and memorabilia, are located in Series IV. Related Research Materials. Clients’ and Later Owners’ Records.
Box 73, Folder 1

Bean, Jacob

Box 73, Folder 2

Blacker, Annie

Box 73, Folder 3-6

Blacker, Robert

Box 73, Folder 7

Bush, Belle Barlow

Box 73, Folder 8

Cole, Mary

Box 73, Folder 9-11

Culbertson, James

Box 73, Folder 12-15

Fleishhacker, Mortimer

Box 73, Folder 16

Flynn, Martha

Box 73, Folder 17-31

Gamble, David

Box 74, Folder 1-5

Garfield, Lucretia

Box 74, Folder 6

Hawks, Frank

Box 74, Folder 7

Ker, James

Box 74, Folder 8

Ladd, William

Box 74, Folder 9

Libby, Arthur

Box 74, Folder 10

Poole, John

Box 74, Folder 11

Pratt, Charles

Box 74, Folder 12-14

Prentiss, Elisabeth

Box 74, Folder 15-17

Thorsen, William

Box 74, Folder 18-19

Witbeck, Charles

 

Charles Sumner Greene

Scope and Content Note

Box 75 contains records for jobs conducted independently by Charles and Henry after the dissolution of the firm. Folders 1-22 document Charles Greene's work for clients after his move to Carmel in 1916, most notably four years of design and construction of the D. L. James house in Carmel Highlands, See Box 75a for records of the second phase of James house design and construction, the library addition.
Box 75, Folder 1

Abbott, Park 1937

Box 75, Folder 2

Bungalow [for Thomas Sumner Greene] Carmel 1921

Box 75, folder 3

Carmel Country Club specifications 1921

Box 75, folder 4

Flavin, Martin 1930, 1936

Box 75, Folder 5

James, D. L. Correspondence 1918, 1920, 1921, 1922

Box 75, Folder 6

James, D. L. Joseph Musto & Sons-Keenan Co. Marble, SF 1920-1921

Box 75, Folder 7

James, D. L. Jacob Schoenfeld correspondence 1918

Box 75, Folder 8

James, D. L. Jacob Schoenfeld correspondence 1919

Box 75, Folder 9

James, D. L. Jacob Schoenfeld correspondence 1920

Box 75, Folder 10

ames, D. L. Jacob Schoenfeld correspondence 1921

Box 75, Folder 11, Folder 11

James, D. L. Jacob Schoenfeld correspondence 1922

Box 75, Folder 12

James, D. L. Miscellaneous suppliers undated

Box 75, Folder 13

James, D. L. Wage records Oct-Dec 1918

Box 75, Folder 14

James, D. L. Wage records Jan-Jun 1919

Box 75, Folder 15

James, D. L. Wage records July-Dec 1919

Box 75, Folder 16

James, D. L. Wage records 1920

Box 75, Folder 17

James, D. L. Wage records 1921

Box 75, Folder 18

James, D. L. Wage records 1922

Box 75, Folder 19

James, D. L. White Bros Hardwoods 1919-1921

Box 75, Folder 20

James, D. L. Miscellaneous records (see also Box 75a below) 1941, 1943, 1944

Box 75, Folder 21

Kelley, Louise correspondence 1929-1930

Box 75, Folder 22

Schevill, Rudolph correspondence 1923

 

Henry Mather Greene

Scope and Content Note

Folders 23-48 contain records of two major residential jobs by Henry Greene, the Thomas Gould house in Ventura, California, and the Walter Richardson house in Porterville, California. These detailed records give a sense of Henry Greene's meticulous working methods, demonstrating his attention to detail and the extent of his problem-solving for his clients.
Box 75, Folder 23

Gould, Thomas correspondence 1920

Box 75, Folder 24

Gould, Thomas correspondence 1924

Box 75, Folder 25

Gould, Thomas correspondence 1925, 1926

Box 75, Folder 26

Gould, Thomas correspondence 1944

Box 75, Folder 27

Gould, Thomas specifications: general, painting, plumbing 1924

Box 75, Folder 28

Gould, Thomas foundation, concrete work 1914, 1925

Box 75, Folder 29

Gould, Thomas lumber 1924, 1925

Box 75, Folder 30

Gould, Thomas millwork no date

Box 75, Folder 31

Gould, Thomas electrical 1924, 1925

Box 75, Folder 32

Gould, Thomas painting and staining 1924, 1925

Box 75, Folder 33

Gould, Thomas plastering 1924, 1925

Box 75, Folder 34

Gould, Thomas plumbing 1924, 1925

Box 75, Folder 35

Gould, Thomas screens 1924, 1925, 1939, 1941

Box 75, Folder 36

Gould, Thomas misc. invoices, bids, calculations 1924, 1925

Box 75, Folder 37

Gould, Thomas time cards, Clark Still, general contractor 1924-25, 1926

Box 75, Folder 38

Gould, Thomas furniture and furnishings

Box 75, Folder 39

Gould, Thomas remodel 1937-1939

Box 75, Folder 40

Gould, Thomas restaining 1951

Box 75, Folder 41

Hatcher, Edna, ledger 1925-1939

Box 75, Folder 42

Richardson, Walter correspondence June-July 1929

Box 75, Folder 43

Richardson, Walter correspondence Aug-Sept 1929

Box 75, Folder 44

Richardson, Walter correspondence Oct-Dec 1929

Box 75, Folder 45

Richardson, Walter correspondence Jan-Mar 1930

Box 75, Folder 46

Richardson, Walter correspondence Apr-June 1930

Box 75, Folder 47

Richardson, Walter correspondence July/Dec 1930, 1932

Box 75, Folder 48

Richardson, Walter specifications, detail drawings undated

 

Charles Sumner Greene

Scope and Content Note

Records and correspondence regarding library addition to James house, 1938-1944, also photography for House Beautiful magazine, 1956, 1957. Gift of Barbara James, 2008.
Box 75a, Folder 1

James, D. L., A. D. H. Co., Carmel 1941-1943

Box 75a, Folder 2

James, D. L., Brady, James R. 1942

Box 75a, Folder 3

James, D. L. California Cut Stone, San Francisco 1941-1942

Box 75a, Folder 4

James, D. L. California Mill Co., San Francisco 1938-1944

Box 75a, Folder 5

James, D. L. California, State Division of Highways 1930-1932

Box 75a, Folder 6

James, D. L. Cardini, L. (The Sculptor’s Workshop), San Francisco 1942-1944

Box 75a, Folder 7

James, D. L. Gordon, Elizabeth, (editor, House Beautiful) 1956, 1957

Box 75a, Folder 8

James, D. L. Greene, Charles S. 1941-1944

Box 75a, Folder 9

James, D. L. Lee Hardware Co., San Francisco 1941-1943

Box 75a, Folder 10

James, D. L. Murphy, Inc. Building Materials, Carmel 1938, 1940

Box 75a, Folder 11

James, D. L. Murphy, Inc. Building Materials, Carmel 1941

Box 75a, Folder 12

James, D. L. Murphy, Inc. Building Materials, Carmel 1942

Box 75a, Folder 13

James, D. L. Murphy, Inc. Building Materials, Carmel 1943

Box 75a, Folder 14

James, D. L. Murphy, Inc. Building Materials, Carmel 1944

Box 75a, Folder 15

James, D. L. Port Costa Brickworks, San Francisco 1943

Box 75a, Folder 16

James, D. L. Rohr Electric, Carmel 1941-1943

Box 75a, Folder 17

James, D. L. Schoenfeld Marble Co., San Francisco 1940-1941, 1942

Box 75a, Folder 18

James, D. L. Vermont Marble Co., San Francisco 1941-1942

Box 75a, Folder 19

James, D. L. Wood-Mosaic Co., Louisville 1939-1941

Box 75a, Folder 20

James, D. L. miscellaneous invoices, receipts 1941-1943

Box 75a

 

Subseries C. Photographs circa 1898-2000

Physical Description: 45 boxes, 1 flat file folder

Scope and Content Note

Arranged by the name of the original client, this series contains photographs of buildings and furniture drawn from various sources, including the families of the Greenes and of the clients, from later owners, and other donors. These photographs date from the time of construction through the present. Included are photographs by well-known photographers, such as Harold A. Parker, Maynard Parker, Marvin Rand, Julius Shulman, and Ezra Stoller, as well as early photos by Gamble son, Sidney, and a professional photographer hired by the Greenes, Leroy Hulbert (a tinted photograph by Hulbert of the Camp house is in Box 121 below). See also Flat File 40 for oversize tinted photograph by Harold A. Parker of the James Culbertson garden. There are also informal snapshots as well as copy prints from other collections, and a few photographs of the builders and craftsmen, (including Emil Lange, Box 122) who worked on some of the projects. A master database of drawings and photographs provides a detailed listing in searchable form.
Box 76

Bandini, Barker, Bentz L, Bentz N, Blacker R

Box 77

Blacker R, Bolton (Bush), Breiner, Brown C

Box 78

Camp (see also Box 121 below), Carmel War Memorial, Cole, Crow (Crocker)

Box 79-81

Culbertson C (also Prentiss)

Box 82

Culbertson J, Darling, Earle, Flavin

Box 83

Fleishhacker, Ford F

Box 84-105

Gamble

Box 106

Garfield, Gould, Green (Vancouver), Greene C (Pasadena)

Box 107

GreeneC (Carmel), (for Greene H, see Whitridge in Box 116 below)

Box 108

Greene J (Sacramento), Halsted, Hatcher, Hollister, Howard, Irwin

Box 109

James

Box 110

Kew, Letteau, Libby, Longfellow School, Longley, McReynolds, Moore, Oaklawn

Box 111

Pasadena Ice Co, Pitcairn, Pomona Valley Ice Co, Porter, Pratt

Box 112

Rasey, Reeve, Richardson, Roberts, Robinson

Box 113

Sanborn, Shelter for View Lovers, Smith E, Spaulding, Spinks, Swan

Box 114

Thorsen (see also Box 119 below)

Box 115

Thum, Tichenor, Van Rossem, "W.B.T.", Walker

Box 116

Westmoreland Place, White K, White sisters, Whitridge (Greene, H), Willett, Witbeck

 

Oversize Boxes

Box 117

Bentz L, Blacker R, Carmel War Memorial, Flavin, Gamble, Oaklawn, Robinson, Van Rossem

Box 117a

Blacker R, Flavin, Gamble, Thorsen, Van Rossem

Box 118

Blacker R, Culbertson J, Garfield, Moore, Pasadena Ice Co, Richardson, Walker

Box 119

Thorsen (by Hulbert)

Box 120

Blacker R (by Hulbert), Gamble (by Marvin Rand)

 

Subseries D Presentation Drawings and Oversize Photographs undated

Physical Description: 2 oversize boxes
Box 121

Scope and Content Note

  • Camp: tinted photograph by Hulbert
  • Darling: two ink wash drawings
  • Robinson: table lamp design
Box 121a

Tichenor watercolors

Scope and Content Note

  • Tichenor watercolor: view of house on bluff
  • Tichenor watercolor: courtyard view
  • Tichenor watercolor: table lamp design
 

Subseries E Craftsmen undated

Physical Description: 2 boxes

Scope and Content Note

Two boxes containing materials related to craftsmen who worked on Greene and Greene buildings or furniture. Box 122 contains photographs, correspondence and memorabilia from the family of Emil Lange. Box 123 includes materials from the families of the Hall brothers and other craftsmen who worked for the Halls.
Box 122

Emil Lange. Photographs, correspondence, memorabilia

Box 123

Peter Hall, John Hall, Gottlob Karl Lapple, Henry Frank Simpson Photographs, memorabilia. Also a photograph (copy print) of workmen at Thorsen house.

 

Subseries F Photographs by William R. Current 1951-1974

Physical Description: 32 boxes

Scope and Content Note

William Current grew up in Pasadena and began photographing the work of Greene and Greene as a teenager. He received a Guggenheim Foundation grant in the 1970s, resulting in a comprehensive documentation of all of the Greenes’ work that was made accessible to him. He also traveled to the Avery Library at Columbia University and to the Environmental Design Archives at UC Berkeley to photograph many of the drawings (Avery) and historic photographs of the houses (Berkeley). The project became a traveling exhibition and a book, produced in collaboration with his wife Karen Current. Box 124 contains the 1950s photographs. Most of the others appear to date from the 1970s. Negatives and contact prints of images not printed enrich the collection with extra images of the buildings, architectural drawings and historic photographs, making it a valuable resource for study as well as an aesthetic treasure. A master database of drawings and photographs provides a detailed listing in searchable form.
Also included are a few photographs documenting other Arts and Crafts work, such as the Keyes bungalow in Altadena and the work of Buffalo Metalworks.
Karen Current Sinsheimer and Jennifer Current donated more than 1600 original prints and negatives by Current to the Greene and Greene Archives in 2005.
 

Photographs of Buildings

Box 124

Blacker R, Gamble, Greene C (Pasadena), Irwin circa 1950s

Box 125-126

Blacker R

Box 127

Cole, Culbertson C, Ford, F

Box 128-131

Gamble

Box 132

Greene C, Irwin

Box 133

James

Box 134

Libby, Pitcairn, Pratt, Robinson, Thorsen, Van Rossem

 

Photographs of Architectural Drawings

Box 135

All Saints - Bolton

Box 136

Bowen - Drake

Box 137

Fay – GreeneC

Box 138

Halsted – Lambert

Box 139

Lawless – Pratt

Box 140

Ranney – Swan

Box 141

Thorsen – White and unidentified

 

Color Transparencies (mounted)

Box 142

BlackerR, CulbertsonC, Gamble

 

Mounted Photographs

Box 143

Fleishhacker, Keyes (non-GandG), Stickley (non-GandG)

Box 144

Buffalo Metalworks (non-GandG)

 

Matted Photographs

Box 145

Cole, Ford, Gamble

Box 146

GreeneC, Irwin, James, Pratt, Thorsen

Box 147

BlackerR, Ford, Libby

Box 148

Fleishhacker, James

Box 149

Gamble, Van Rossem #1

 

Panoramas

Box 150

Gamble

 

Negatives and Contact Prints of Building Photographs

Box 151

Blacker R - Gamble

Box 152

Gamble – James

Box 153

Ladd – White sisters

 

Color Transparencies (4x5)

Box 153

BlackerR, CulbertsonC, CulbertsonJ, Gamble, Thorsen, Van Rossem #1

 

Negatives and Contact Prints of Drawings (Avery)

Box 153

All Saints - H

Box 154

Irwin - Unidentified

 

Negatives and Contact Prints of Historic Photographs

Box 154

B - C

Box 155

CulbertsonC - Unidentified

Box 156

Records and Publications of William R. Current

 

Subseries G Miscellaneous Negatives 1968-2004

Physical Description: 5 boxes

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous negatives from items in the collection: family records, job files, other. Most of these negatives have been produced randomly over time in response to reproduction requests for images in the collection. When digital reproduction became commonplace in the early 2000s, requests for negatives ceased. However, older strip negatives, both black and white and color, are still occasionally donated to the collection.
Box 157

Negatives 4x5

Box 158

Negatives 110, 35mm

Box 159

Negatives of drawings (Mylar project) BlackerR - Ford

Box 160

Negatives of drawings (Mylar project) Gamble – W.B.T.

Box 161

Negatives: large format, miscellaneous images

Box 162

Negatives: large format Gamble, Bentz N

 

Subseries H Artifacts from Charles Sumner Greene undated

Physical Description: 7 boxes

Scope and Content Note

Charles S. Greene kept samples of glass and wood acquired during his career as an architect. He also created prints, including many block prints, and worked in leather (see the hand-tooled seat of the stool for Mary J. Moore) and carved wood (see the hand-carved screen for Mrs. Willis Walker). For his Carmel studio, he carved wood blocks that were pressed into the plaster to create an ornamental pattern. His samples, tools, and carved wood blocks are now part of the Greene and Greene Collection. These artifacts reflect Charles Greene’s continuing personal engagement with the arts and crafts.
Box 163

Glass samples

Box 164

Glass samples, wood samples

Box 165

Wood samples

Box 166

Carved wood blocks, etched copper plates

Box 167

Leatherworking tools, tap and eye set

Box 168

Carved wooden stamps for plaster stenciling, sample joinery piece

Box 169

Woodworking tools

Box 170

Woodworking tools

 

Series IV. Related Research Materials 1829-2002

Physical Description: 23 boxes

Scope and Content Note

The materials in this series provide additional aids to researching the work of Greene and Greene. Boxes 171-177 contain copies of original drawings housed in the Environmental Design Archives at the University of California at Berkeley. In most cases, these drawings are of projects not included in the Greene and Greene Archives, but in some cases they provide supplementary material. Boxes 178-187 house photographs and records concerning the lives of the Gamble family: David and Mary Gamble, their ancestors and descendants, family philanthropy, family lantern slides and negatives from the turn of the 20th century.
Boxes 188-191 include family records of some of the Greene’s original clients, as well as those of later owners, documenting more fully the history of several buildings by Charles and Henry Greene.
Box 192 contains records from the family of Alice Gordon White Greene, Charles Greene’s wife. Box 193 contains records from the family of Henry Mather Greene.
 

Subseries A. Copies of Drawings and Photographs at Environmental Design Archives, UC Berkeley undated

Physical Description: 7 boxes

Scope and Content Note

These photographic prints from microfilm are laminated in heavy mylar in 11” x 14” format. A master database provides individual listings of drawings and photographs in searchable form
Box 171, Folder 1

Anthony house undated

Box 171, Folder 2-5

Anthony showroom undated

Box 171, Folder 6

Armenian Pilgrim Church, Fresno (project) undated

Box 171, Folder 7

BentzL undated

Box 171, Folder 8-10

BlackerR undated

Box 171, Folder 11-12

Bolton #3 undated

Box 171, Folder 13

Carmel City Hall undated

Box 171, Folder 14

Carmel War Memorial undated

Box 172, Folder 1-8

CulbertsonC undated

Box 172, Folder 9

CulbertsonJ undated

Box 172, Folder 10-15

Flavin undated

Box 173, Folder 1-5

Fleishhacker, San Francisco undated

Box 173, Folder 6-10

Fleishhacker, Woodside undated

Box 174, Folder 1-3

Ford, F undated

Box 174, Folder 4-5

Gamble undated

Box 174, Folder 6-7

GreeneC, Pasadena undated

Box 174, Folder 8

GreeneC, Carmel studio undated

Box 174, Folder 9

Guyer undated

Box 174, Folder 10

Hawks undated

Box 174, Folder 11

Howard undated

Box 174, Folder 12

James undated

Box 175, Folder 1-2

Kelley undated

Box 175, Folder 3

Lee undated

Box 175, Folder 4

Longley undated

Box 175, Folder 5-6

Poole undated

Box 175, Folder 7

Porter undated

Box 175, Folder 8-9

Pratt undated

Box 175, Folder 10

Roberts undated

Box 175, Folder 11

Robinson undated

Box 176, Folder 1

Schevill undated

Box 176, Folder 2

Silverberg undated

Box 176, Folder 3

Southern Pine Association undated

Box 176, Folder 4

Swan undated

Box 176, Folder 5-6

Thorsen undated

Box 176, Folder 7

Tichenor undated

Box 176, Folder 8

Tolmie undated

Box 176, Folder 9

Van Rossem #1 undated

Box 176, Folder 10

Van Rossem #2 undated

Box 176, Folder 11

Van Rossem #3 undated

Box 176, Folder 12

Van Rossem, furniture undated

Box 176, Folder 13

Van Rossem, 371 Arroyo Terrace, (not Greene and Greene) undated

Box 176, Folder 14

Willett undated

Box 177, Folder 1

Unidentified drawings, floor plans undated

Box 177, Folder 2

Unidentified drawings, elevations, sections undated

Box 177, Folder 3

Unidentified drawings, window detail undated

Box 177, Folder 4

Unidentified drawings, furniture undated

Box 177, Folder 5

Unidentified drawings, design sketches undated

Box 177, Folder 6

Duplicate drawings, FordF undated

Box 177, Folder 7

Duplicate drawings, Schevill undated

Box 177, Folder 8

Unidentified, duplicates, CSG student drawings undated

 

Subseries B. Gamble Family Papers, Records, and Photographs undated

Physical Description: 10 boxes

Scope and Content Note

Box 178 contains photographs of the Gamble family houses in Cincinnati and summer cottage in Harbor Point, Michigan, their children Cecil, Sidney and Clarence, grandchildren, parents and siblings of David and Mary, family employees, as well as personal correspondence, genealogical information, biographies, and obituaries. Boxes 179 and 180 contain financial records from the 1950s and records of some of the family’s philanthropic efforts, mostly related to missionary activities of the Presbyterian Church in Asia. Boxes 181-182 contain books that belonged to the family, including Pedigree of the Gambles of Fermanagh (1899) and Alfred Lief’s “It Floats”: The Story of Procter and Gamble (1958). Box 183 contains books by and about Sidney Gamble. Box 184 contains lantern slides of early family photographs, taken mostly in Harbor Point; Box 185 contains glass plate negatives, some of same images as in the lantern slides. Box 186 contains art prints and reproductions given by the Gamble family with the house. Box 187 contains a diary kept by Mary Gamble of the early childhood of her first-born son, Cecil. See also Boxes 86-87 which contain photograph albums by Sidney Gamble, including early photographs of the Gamble House.
Box 178, Folder

Gamble Family Photographs, Biographical and Genealogical Records 1890-1962

Box 178, Folder 1

David Gamble, photos undated

Box 178, Folder 2

Mary Gamble, photos undated

Box 178, Folder 3

Mary and David Gamble, tinted portraits undated

Box 178, Folder 4

Gamble house, Cincinnati, photo undated

Box 178, Folder 5

Harbor Point, Michigan, photos undated

Box 178, Folder 6

Cecil Gamble with horse “Tiger Lily” photo undated

Box 178, Folder 7

Cecil at Princeton, photos undated

Box 178, Folder 8

Cecil family photos undated

Box 178, Folder 9

China photos 1908, 1925

Box 178, Folder 10

Photos by Sidney Gamble, Escondido(?)

Box 178, Folder 11

Photos of Julia Huggins undated

Box 178, Folder 12

Photos of family employees 1945 and later

Box 178, Folder 13

Unidentified family photos undated

Box 178, Folder 14

Photos of Fred Gamble undated

Box 178, Folder 15

Escondido property records 1910

Box 178, Folder 16

David Gamble obituaries, eulogies 1923

Box 178, Folder 17

David Gamble, testimonials at death 1923

Box 178, Folder 18

Gamble family biographical materials (David, Mary), genealogy undated

Box 178, Folder 19

Gamble family ephemera 1896 – circa 1928

Box 178, Folder 20

Gamble correspondence 1907, 1951

Box 178, Folder 21

Cecil Gamble correspondence 1954

Box 178, Folder 22

Gamble family clippings, ephemera 1950s

Box 178, Folder 23

Louise Gamble (Mrs. Cecil) correspondence 1948, 1958, 1960

Box 178, Folder 24

Louise Gamble address book 1962

Box 178, Folder 25

Elizabeth Gamble (Mrs. Sidney) correspondence 1984

Box 178, Folder 26

Sarah Gamble (Mrs. Clarence) and family correspondence, clippings, obituary, genealogy undated

 

Gamble Financial Records, Cecil's family 1949-1960s

Box 179, Folder 1

Life insurance, Cecil and Louise 1949-1954

Box 179, Folder 2

Inventories of property 1954

Box 179, Folder 3

Cecil Gamble financial records 1952-1953

Box 179, Folder 4

Cecil and Louise Gamble financial records 1949-1955

Box 179, Folder 5

Gamble family trusts 1952-1955

Box 179, Folder 6

Clarence and Sidney Gamble financial records, trusts 1950s

Box 179, Folder 7

Gamble brothers trust 1951-1954

Box 179, Folder 8

Procter and Gamble annual report 1958

Box 179, Folder 9

David G. Gamble financial records 1949-1955

Box 179, Folder 10

Edwin C. Gamble financial records (Happy Valley Farm) 1951-1954

Box 179, Folder 11

Mary Gamble Ritchie financial records 1951-1954

Box 179, Folder 12

Margaret Gamble Swift financial records 1951-1955

Box 179, Folder 13-22

Household receipts A - S, Louise Gamble, Pasadena, 1946, 1950s-1960s

 

Gamble Financial Records, Philanthropy 1901-1966

Box 180, Folder 1

Household receipts T - W, Louise Gamble, Pasadena, 1950s-1960s

Box 180, Folder 2

Household receipts Louise Gamble, Harbor Point, Michigan 1950s-1960s

Box 180, Folder 3

Pasadena Presbyterian Church, sermons and ephemera 1905, 1922, 1940s, 1950s

Box 180, Folder 4

Presbyterian Building, New York City 1901

Box 180, Folder 5

Pasadena Presbyterian Church, Gamble Lounge 1951

Box 180, Folder 6

Gamble Evangelistic Fund 1916

Box 180, Folder 7

Foreign missions, China 1935-1940

Box 180, Folder 8

Foreign missions, YMCA 1940, 1957-1958

Box 180, Folder 9-13

House of Rest, Pasadena 1924, 1937, 1939, 1942-1943, 1957, 1958

Box 180, Folder 14

Pasadena Vocational Bureau 1940

Box 180, Folder 15

Cecil Gamble's will 1952, 1956

Box 180, Folder 16

Louise Gamble, sympathy cards upon her death 1963

Box 180, Folder 17

James Gamble, “How to Give Away a House" undated

Box 181-183

Gamble Family Books (including by and about Sidney Gamble) undated

 

Gamble Family Photographs (lantern slides) undated

Scope and Content Note

Harbor Point, Pasadena. Also etched copper plate for 1928 Christmas card (see Box 171, Folder 19 for print)
Box 185

Gamble Family Photographs (glass plate negatives), Harbor Point undated

Box 186

Art prints: 21 prints/etchings, originals and reproductions. undated

Box 187

Mary Gamble’s Diary for Cecil Gamble, 1888-1901 (on loan) undated

 

Subseries C. Records of Greene and Greene Clients and Later Owners 1895-1965

Physical Description: 4 boxes

Scope and Content Note

Organized by the name of the original client, these boxes contain family photographs, personal memorabilia, family histories and obituaries, property records, and business records from original clients and later owners. Boxes 189-191 contain scrapbooks and an office copybook, documents from the Pasadena Ice Co.
Box 188, Folder 1

Anthony (photo of Walter Kerry, later owner) undated

Box 188, Folder 2

BentzL, family photographs undated

Box 188, Folder 3

BlackerR, family photographs undated

Box 188, Folder 4

Blacker family genealogy undated

Box 188, Folder 5

Nellie Blacker rug inventory 1940s

Box 188, Folder 6

BlackerR, subdivision by Bockelmann, later owner 1946-1949

Box 188, Folder 7

BlackerR, Hill family photographs, later owners undated

Box 188, Folder 8

Breiner, family and business photographs, memorabilia undated

Box 188, Folder 9

Bush, family photographs, photographs of Bolton house #3 undated

Box 188, Folder 10

Cole, correspondence of Mrs Arnold Fedde, later owner, with Clay Lancaster 1954

Box 188, Folder 11

Garfield, Lucretia, portrait undated

Box 188, Folder 12

Garfield, correspondence and photo of Lackner, later owner undated

Box 188, Folder 13

Palmer (project), correspondence about Palmer undated

Box 188, Folder 14

Porter, family photographs undated

Box 188, Folder 15

Thorsen, family notes undated

Box 188, Folder 16

Thorsen, family history notes undated

Box 188, Folder 17

Thorsen, William and son Eric, portrait undated

Box 188, Folder 18

Thorsen, family photos undated

Box 188, Folder 19

Tichenor, sale to Savery, second owner undated

Box 188, Folder 20

Tichenor, family photos of Savery, second owner undated

Box 188, Folder 21

Tichenor, Savery ephemera undated

Box 188, Folder 22

Van Rossem, family photographs: people undated

Box 188, Folder 23

Van Rossem, family photographs: 371 Arroyo Terrace undated

Box 188, Folder 24

Van Rossem, family photographs: landscape undated

Box 188, Folder 25

Van Rossem, business “The Book Box” undated

Box 188, Folder 26

Van Rossem, family memorabilia: Walter “Jack” Van Rossem 1965

Box 189, Folder

Pasadena Ice Company Scrapbook No. 1 1898, 1911-1918, 1969

Scope and Content Note

Contains clippings about firm’s history, history of ice industry locally and nationally, photographs, early advertising. Also loose photographs, clippings, ephemera.
Box 190, Folder

Pasadena Ice Company Scrapbook No. 2 1898, 1911-1918, 1969

Scope and Content Note

Contains clippings about firm’s history, especially labor troubles, conditions in ice industry locally and nationally, loose clippings, trade publications, ephemera.
Box 191, Folder

Pasadena Ice Company letter copy book 1904-1906, circa 1930s

Scope and Content Note

Includes copies of correspondence, financial records, coupon book from 1930s
 

Subseries D. Greene Family Records 1829-1996

Physical Description: 2 boxes

Scope and Content Note

Box 192 (1829-1900) contains correspondence, diaries and financial documents from the White and Storey families (1829-1900), especially George Storey White and his wife Jane, parents of Charles Greene’s wife, Alice Gordon White Greene. They document their life in England, immigration to the United States as well as land purchases and business activities in Virginia. Also included are two volumes of a journal (1829-1831) entitled “T[homas] White’s Travelling Companion through France, Switzerland, Italy,” as well as a diary from 1858 “Thomas White, Engineer’s Office, Calçada, Balua, Brazil,” documenting Thomas White’s work as a land surveyor in Brazil.
Box 193 (1919-1983) contains papers from Henry Greene’s family, especially correspondence to his sons, Henry Dart Greene and William Sumner Greene, as well as family photographs.
Box 192, Folder

White and Storey Family Records 1829-1900

Box 192, Folder 1

Diary “T[homas] White’s Travelling Companion through France, Switzerland, Italy.” 2 volumes 1829-1831

Box , Folder 2

Diary “Thomas White, Engineer’s Office, Calçada, Balua, Brazil” (1858) (diary of time spent as a land surveyor in Brazil) 1829-1900

Box 192, Folder 3

Letters from Mary Ann Storey “Mamma” 1872-1882

Box 192, Folder 4

Letters from George Storey White 1868-1885

Box 192, Folder 5

Letters to George Storey White 1865-1887

Box 192, Folder 6

Letters to George Storey White from his wife, Jane 1868

Box 192, Folder 7

Letters to Jane White (Mrs. George Storey White) 1873

Box 192, Folder 8

Letters to Thomas Storey 1882

Box 192, Folder 9

Letters to Martha White 1891, 1898

Box 192, Folder 10

Letters to Jane White (daughter of GSW) 1896, 1906

Box 192, Folder 11

Financial and farming records of George Storey White 1873-1894

Box 192, Folder 12

Miscellaneous records, Storey and White families 1827, 1872, 1880, 1885, 1896

Box 192, Folder 13

Remembrance cards, letters of condolence, Storey and White families 1854-1884, 1905

Box 192, Folder 14

Thomas White, silhouette undated

Box 192, Folder 15

White family photographs (“cartes de visite”) undated

Box 192, Folder 16

Unidentified letters, Storey and White families 1877, 1882, 1884

 

Henry Mather Greene Family Records 1900-1996

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, memorabilia and photographs of Henry Greene’s family. Gift of Virginia Hales, 2002.
Box 193, Folder 1

Baby book, Henry Dart Greene 1900

Box , Folder 2

Greene, Henry Dart, letters to Charlotte Whitridge July 1918-Mar 1919

Box , Folder 3

Greene, Henry Dart, letters to Charlotte Whitridge Apr 1919-Aug 1919

Box 193, Folder 4

Greene, Henry Dart, letter to Lelia Mather Greene 1934

Box 193, Folder 5

Greene, Henry Dart, letter to C. Bernard Cooper 1970

Box 193, Folder 6

Makinson, Randell to Henry Dart Greene and Virginia Hales 1966-1996

Box 193, Folder 7

Riggall, Mrs. V. Graves to Henry Dart Greene 1978

Box 193, Folder 8

Parrett, Madelyn to Ruth Haight Greene (Mrs Henry Dart Greene) 1983

Box 193, Folder 9

Welin, Boyd, Mayor of Pasadena, to Henry Dart Greene 1967

Box 193, Folder 10

Photograph of Henry Dart Greene circa 1917

Box 193, Folder 11

Allison, George B. (Pres of AIA/SCC), to William Sumner Greene 1948

Box 193, Folder 12

Donaldson, Dorothy, to William Sumner Greene 1972, 1973

Box 193, Folder 13

Fleishhacker family correspondence with William Sumner Greene 1973-1974

Box 193, Folder 14

Greene, William Sumner, to Randell Makinson 1967, 1973-1974

Box 193, Folder 15

Greene, William Sumner, to Janann Strand 1974

Box 193, Folder 16

Hurst, Sam T., to William Sumner Greene 1967, 1973

Box 193, Folder 17

Lancaster, Clay, to William Sumner Greene 1956

Box 193, Folder 18

Makinson, Randell, to William Sumner Greene 1956-1978

Box 193, Folder 19

Makinson, Randell, to William Sumner Greene (Gamble House Dedication) 1966

Box 193, Folder 20

McElwain, Isabelle, to William Sumner Greene 1956, 1973

Box 193, Folder 21

Waugh, Arthur B., to William Sumner Greene, reauesting donation to UC Berkeley library 1962

Box 193, Folder 22

Whitridge, Charlotte, to William Sumner Greene 1937

Box 193, Folder 23

Unidentified letter to William Sumner Greene 1956

Box 193, Folder 24

Transcript of interview: W. S. Greene and Harriott Greene 1989

Box 193, Folder 25

Ephemera related to the Gamble House, William Sumner Greene undated

Box 193, Folder 26

Photographs, William Sumner Greene and family 1930s-1990s

Box 193, Folder 27

Photographs, William Sumner Greene family undated

Box 193, Folder 28

Photographs, William Sumner Greene family undated

Box 193, Folder 29

Celebration of Henry Mather Greene’s 100th birthday 1970

Box 193, Folder 30

Information on Greene family genealogy by Virginia Hales. List of items donated to Greene and Greene Archives by Virginia Hales. 2002 2002