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Series VIII - Archives of Henry F. Odell
“Documents” = brown folder with flap. Includes birth and marriage certificates; “Affidavit of support” for entry in the USA; résumés
1 envelope = passport, carbon copy of May 17, 1974 last will and testament; December 21, 1975 living will
Personal stationery, return address labels, personal calling card
4 birthday cards from Lil Picard, 1968, 1974, 1975, and 1 undated, made and decorated by her
Material relating to Henry Odell’s restitution case
23 engagement books, 1954 -- 1976
1 gray envelope marked in LP’s hand, “Dell’s/Manuscript/Amboise 1963/fragment/unfinished”: 9-page ms., 1963
1 manila folder marked in Henry Odell’s hand, “Collegianenverein.” Includes:
“Erinnerungen aus meiner Schulzeit im Königlichen Französischen Gymnasium, 1896-1908”: 19-page ms.; 7-page typescript with holograph corrections; 2 incomplete carbon copies of typescript. With: DER COLLEGIANER/INFO, number 105, Berlin, 1 November 1975 in which the text is published
“Fürtenbergiana”: 2-page ms., n.d.
Untitled memoir: 4 notebooks, numbered I-III, the 4th unnumbered. 419 manuscript pages, April 1972-1976 and 4 unnumbered pages in LP’s hand dated may 13, 1976. The first notebook has a felt pen drawing and dedication by LP; her appraisal, pages 30-34, of the material in the first 30 pages; and 3 photographs loosely laid-in.
Miscellaneous holograph notes on 2 leaves
Passage from Arthur Koestler’s “The Lotus and the Robot” copies by hand on 2 pages
Unidentified writer, Untitled 69 + 3-page typescript dated 17 December 1930 on first page
“Family Photos and Friends”: brown folder labeled in Henry Odell’s hand. Circa 70 black and white photographs, including a few of LP; 2 fragments of black and white contact sheets (3 images each)
1 album, 1 brown Mark Cross box, and 1 Berkey Photo Service box: 146 photographs (37 color) of unidentified person
1 envelope: 6 black and white photographs of unidentified interior
Brown folder with flap labeled “Correspondence” in Henry Odell’s hand: letters received, carbon copies of letters sent, 1950s to 1970s. Includes original holograph and Xerox copy of September 15, 1975 eleven-page letter to Hans [Firstenberg?]
Correspondence to Henry Odell
Black portfolio with clear plastic pockets: 68 pieces from Alice Croner, Ruth Fabian and Hans Fürsbenberg, among others. Mostly 1960s and 1970s
Peter Frank, (1), 1973
Dr. Vladimir Gurewich, (1), 1972
Dr. Reinhold Michelly, (1), 1976
Thomas B. Schumann, (1), 1976
Thomas G. Traube, (1), 1976
Correspondence to and from Ernst Matthiensen [Dresdner Bank, Frankfurt-am-Main], 1961 -- 1975: 1 pink folder
Felix JÜDELL. Dresdner Bank/Ihre Entwicklung von 1872 -- 1914, n.d. 
26 publications of the Französisches Gymnasium, Berlin, 1965 -- 1976
38 black and white photographs and 4 color transparencies
1 manila folder marked “Operations log,” 1963 -- 1970
2 brown folder with flap: Medicare
Brown folder with flap labeled “Dresdner Bank”: correspondence, statements, 1945 -- 1976
Manila folder: Hardy & Co., Frankfurt-am-main: correspondence, statements, 1957 -- 1966
Brown folder with flap marked “Taxes and Insurance”: 1957 -- 1968
Manila folder marked “Bear, Stearns & Co./Sutro Bros. & Co.” = 1960 -- 1962
Joint savings accounts bankbooks: Greenwich Savings Bank (2), Manhattan Savings Bank (2)
Miscellaneous papers: credit cards statements, insurance policy 1971 -- 1974, cancelled checks, holograph notes
Envelope marked “Correspondence/Con Edison”
1 expanding folder: Chase Manhattan Bank account: cancelled checks, statements, 1957 -- 1961
Box 57 Financial Records, cont.
2 expanding folders: Chase Manhattan Bank account: cancelled checks, statements, 1965 -- 1970, 1971 -- 1975
1 expanding folder: financial records, 1975 -- 1976
Brown folder with flap marked “Henry F. Odell/Lil Picard A/C/1976”