The John C. Fitzpatrick Papers

The John C. Fitzpatrick Papers includes the correspondence, manuscripts, notes and sketches of John Clement Fitzpatrick (1876 - 1940) together with genealogical material about the Fitzpatrick and Combs families including clippings, family journals and a large number of photographs. The genealogical portion of the collection was put together in part by Elizabeth Fitzpatrick Garrety, the only child of John C. Fitzpatrick. Included in the collection are also sets of her correspondence, notes and clippings. The papers comprise 3.5 linear feet, arranged in 7 boxes consisting of 73 folders.

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John Clement Fitzpatrick was born in Washington, D.C. on August 10, 1876 to James N. Fitzpatrick and Elizabeth Combs Fitzpatrick. James Fitzpatrick was an auditor for the House of the Senate and later worked in the Treasury Department. John Fitzpatrick began working for the Library of Congress in 1897 and worked as the Assistant Chief of the Manuscripts Division there from 1902 until 1928. In 1918 he received an A.M. from St. Mary's College in Pennsylvania, and later received an honorary L.H.D. from George Washington University in 1926 and an honorary D.Litt. from Washington & Lee University in 1932.

John C. Fitzpatrick's lifelong devotion and interest in George Washington led him to publish a vast amount on the nation's first president, including a biography, George Washington Himself (1933). Fitzpatrick also edited and compiled many collections held by the Library of Congress for their publication including Washington's Expenses as Commander in Chief, Calandars of Washington Manuscripts, Correspondence with the Continental Congress, Correspondence with the Military, List of Early Washington Papers, Franklin Manuscripts, Vernon-Wagner Navy Papers, Autobiography of Martin Van Buren (1920), and the Diaries of George Washington (1925). In 1928 Fitzpatrick left the Library of Congress in order to head the George Washington Bicentennial Commission, organized by Congress to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Washington in 1932. Among the Commission's projects was the publication of the monumental Writings of Washington, which Fitzpatrick edited and compiled over twelve years. John C. Fitzpatrick died in February, 1940 while working on the 39th volume (of 40 projected volumes) of the Writings of Washington.

Elizabeth Fitzpatrick Gerrety was born in 1926 to John C. and Elizabeth Kelly Fitzpatrick in Washington, D.C. Her mother died when she was 8 years old, and upon the death of her father when she was 14, a student in high school at Immaculata Seminary in Washington, her guardian became Katherine F. Rogers, John Fitzpatrick's sister and the executor of his will. Elizabeth Fitzpatrick Gerrety graduated from Trinity College in Washington with a B.A. in 1948 and later worked at the Library of Congress, George Washington University and Georgetown University Library, the latter institution from which she retired in 198-.

The genealogical material about the Fitzpatrick and Combs families are of particular interest of those interested in the history of Washington, D.C. The papers of James N. Fitzpatrick are included, which contain letters from Gen. William T. Sherman and three letters from John Russell Young, famous American journalist and diplomat who was James Fitzpatrick's brother-in-law. Also included are a set of indentures mainly showing the exchange and leasing of property by the Fitzpatrick and Combs families in the District of Columbia between 1804 and 1887. The photographs are among the most interesting series in the collection, reaching as far back as the 1850's and including shots of John C. and James N. Fitzpatrick, John Russell Young, James Harris Rogers, Gen. Anthony "Nuts" McAuliffe, Gen. John J. Pershing and Richard M. Nixon during his Vice-Presidency.

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The John C. Fitzpatrick Papers are organized into five series: the John C. Fitzpatrick Series, the Elizabeth F. Gerrety Series, the Fitzpatrick and Combs Families Series, the Photographs Series and the Oversized Series.

The John C. Fitzpatrick Series consists primarily of Fitzpatrick's correspondence, clippings, papers concerning his death and the settlement of his estate, manuscripts, notes and his collection of commemorative medals. The subject matter of his papers is mainly George Washington and Fitzpatrick's writings about him.

The Elizabeth F. Gerrety Series consists mainly of correspondence, including many letters from Philip Jefferson, a soldier in the U.S. Army in World War II. There are also letters from George H. O'Connor, Jr. while he was stationed in Northern Africa during the War.

The Fitzpatrick and Combs Families Series consists of genealogical materials related manily to the Fitzpatrick and Combs families of Washington, D.C. The Combs family is that of John Fitzpatrick's mother. The series contains the papers of James N. Fitzpatrick, which primarily consist of correspondence relating to his career as an accountant in the Senate and the Treasury Department. This set includes a letter from Gen. William T. Sherman and three letters from John Russell Young, his uncle by marriage, both of whom helped Fitzpatrick get a positon in the Treasury Department. The series also contains a group of indentures relating to the families in Washington, D.C. reaching back to 1804.

The Photographs Series contains a large number of photographs mainly of the Fitpatrick and Combs families dating from as early as the 1850's. Included are photographs of Gen. Anthony "Nuts" McAuliffe, John Russell Young, James Harris Rogers and Richard Nixon during his Vice-Presidency. At the end of this series are two books, Memories of a Forty-Niner and J. Franklin Jamison: a tribute, both of which refer to John C. Fitzpatrick.

The Oversized Series consists of 8 certificates making James N. Fitzpatrick a notary public, each signed by a U.S. President, 40 ink sketches by John C. Fitzpatrick and diplomas for honorary degrees received by John C. Fitzpatrick from George Washington University (1926) and Washington & Lee University (1932). The Presidents whose signatures appear are Chester A. Arthur, Grover Cleveland, Benjamin Harrison, Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft.

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Extent: 3.5 linear feet

Number of Boxes: 7, with 1 oversized container

Provenance: Gift of Joseph M. Gerrety, Jr., Donald E. Gerrety and Elizabeth F. Gerrety (1981 and 1986)

Processed by: Michael J. North

Date: July 5, 1989

JOHN C. FITZPATRICK SERIES


Box 1 Folder 1
Bouton, S. Miles - Correspondence
Date span: 24 Oct 1930 - 29 Jan 1931
Description: 3 TLSs from S. Miles Bouton to JCF regarding Germany and a mutual friend, "Noel".


Box 1 Folder 2
Chambers, D. L. - Correspondence
Date span: 13 May 1932 - 14 Oct 1932
Description: 5 TLSs from D. L. Chambers at The Bobbs Merrill Company (Publishers) to JCF with carbons from JCF regarding the original publication of George Washington Himself.


Box 1 Folder 3
Penniman, Joseph H. - Correspondence
Date span: 31 Dec 1930 - 9 Mar 1933
Description: 4 TLSs from Joseph H. Penniman, provost of the University of Pennsylvania, to JCF regarding a speaking engagement by JCF at the University.


Box 1 Folder 4
Woodhouse, Henry - Correspondence
Date span: 4 Jan 1930 - 3 Mar 1930
Description: 2 TLSs from Henry Woodhouse to JCF with carbons from Woodhouse and a carbon from JCF all regarding Woodhouse's study of George Washington's birthplace. Includes the following items:
TLS from Henry Woodhouse to JCF, 1 p.
7 Jan 1930
TLS from Henry Woodhouse to JCF, 1 p.
3 Mar 1930


Box 1 Folder 5
A - D, Correspondence
Date span: 8 Dec 1905 - 11 Apr 1939
Description: 25 letters to JCF mostly regarding George Washington and the Library of Congress. 1 TLS from Bobbs Merrill Co., 2 TLSs from Taraknath Das, 2 TLSs from William Evarts Benjamin.


Box 1 Folder 6
F - L, Correspondence
Date span: 5 Nov 1915 - 3 Feb 1933
Description: 16 letters to JCF mostly regarding George Washington and the Library of Congress. 2 TLSs from Senator Simeon D. Fess, 1 TLS from Worthington C. Ford and 1 TLS from Fairfax Harrison.


Box 1 Folder 7
M - Z, Correspondence
Date span: 7 May 1924 - 16 Jun 1930
Description: 14 letters to JCF mostly regarding George Washington and the Library of Congress. 1 TLS from Charles A. McMahon and 1 xerox of an ALS from Edith Roosevelt to Charles Moore.


Box 1 Folder 8
Dictionary of American Biography - Correspondence
Date span: 10 Dec 1929 - 11 Jan 1930
Description: 4 TLSs from Dictionary of American Biography to JCF regarding entries for the publication on the lives of William Jackson, Tench Tilghmann and Richard Varick.


Box 1 Folder 9
Dictionary of American History - Correspondence
Date span: 10 Jun 1938 - 15 May 1939
Description: 2 TLSs from Dictionary of American History to JCF regarding entries for the publication by JCF on George Washington's Farewell Address and on the District of Columbia.


Box 1 Folder 10
George Washington Bicentennial Commission - Corresp., etc.
Date span: 1 Feb 1930 - 1 May 1933
Description: 7 letters and miscellaneous documents regarding the creation and activities of the George Washington Bicentennial Commission. 3 TLSs from Representative Sol Bloom. Copies of Congressional bills regarding the Commission, reference to Sen. Simeon D. Fess


Box 1 Folder 11
George Washington Bicentennial Commission - Reports
Date span: 16 Jan 1932
Description: Reports by JCF on the progress of the George Washington Bicentennial Commission, all but one undated.


Box 1 Folder 12
John C. Fitzpatrick - Biographical Materials
Date span: 27 Jan 1941 - 1982
Description: Articles and letters giving biographical information about JCF including entries in The National Cyclopedia of American Biography and The New Catholic Encyclopedia and a letter by Elizabeth F. Garrety, JCF's daughter.


Box 1 Folder 13
John C. Fitzpatrick - Honorary Degrees
Date span: 9 Jun 1926 - 12 Apr 1932
Description: Programs from the graduation ceremonies of George Washington University and Washington & Lee University at which JCF received honorary degrees in 1926 and 1932 respectively. 2 TLSs from Francis P. Gaines, President of Washington & Lee University.


Box 1 Folder 14
John C. Fitzpatrick - Death Announcements
Date span: 12 Feb 1940 - 2 May 1940
Description: Letters, articles and memos announcing the death of JCF. Includes a clipping about a Congressional bill to commemorate JCF's life introduced by Rep. Sol Bloom, a eulogy and a memo from the Librarian of Congress, Archibald Macleish.


Box 1 Folder 15
John C. Fitzpatrick - Obituaries
Date span: 11 Feb 1940 - 16 Feb 1940
Description: Obituaries of JCF and one obituary of Elizabeth Kelly Fitzpatrick, JCF's wife.


Box 1 Folder 16
John C. Fitzpatrick - Letters of Condolences
Date span: 12 Feb 1940 - 21 Jul 1941
Description: 11 letters and 10 telegrams to Katherine F. Rogers and Elizabeth Fitzpatrick (later Garrety), extending condolences for the death of JCF.


Box 1 Folder 17
John C. Fitzpatrick - Estate - Correspondence
Date span: 26 Feb 1940 - 30 Aug 1941
Description: 22 letters mostly to Katherine F. Rogers, JCF's sister and executor of his will, regarding the settlement of JCF's estate.


Box 1 Folder 18
John C. Fitzpatrick - Estate - Will, Receipts & Docs.
Date span: 1 Oct 1938 - 22 Jul 1941
Description: Materials concerning the settlement of JCF's estate including 2 copies of his will; receipts of expenses incurred by Katherine F. Rogers, his executor; cancelled checks; and income and inheritance tax returns for the estate.


Box 1 Folder 19
John C. Fitzpatrick - Literary Estate
Date span: 1 Apr 1957 - May 1974
Description: Correspondence regarding the Literary estate and the republication of works by JCF, all handled by Elizabeth F. Gerrety, daughter of JCF. Includes copyright materials and 2 TLSs from Bobbs Merrill Co. (Publishers).

Box 1 Folder 20
John C. Fitzpatrick - Literary Estate - Washington's Wisdom
Date span: 10 Nov 1948 - 2 Mar 1972
Description: 11 letters to Elizabeth F. Gerrety, JCF's daughter, regarding the possible posthumous publication of JCF's Washington's Wisdom and Washington's letters to Women. 2 TLSs from John Meng.


Box 2 Folder 1
"Fairfax, Sarah Cary" - Manuscript by JCF
Date span: undated
Description: 2 copies of an essay by JCF entitled "Sarah Cary Fairfax and Sarah Fairfax Carlyle" regarding George Washington's correspondence with the two women.


Box 2 Folder 2
"Jackson, William" - Manuscript by JCF
Date span: 1929
Description: 1 typed and many handwritten drafts of an essay by JCF on the life of William Jackson written up for Dictionary of American Biography.


Box 2 Folder 3
"Strip-tease History" - Manuscript by JCF
Date span: undated
Description: AMs of a "Strip-tease History" of the United States by JCF.


Box 2 Folder 4
"Tilghman, Lt. Col. Tench" - Manuscript by JCF
Date span: 1929
Description: 1 typed draft and many handwritten drafts of an essay on the life of Lt. Col. Tench Tilghman by JCF for Dictionary of American Biography.


Box 2 Folder 5
"Varick, Col. Richard" - Manuscript by JCF
Date span: 1931
Description: 1 printed and one handwritten draft of an essay by JCF on the life of Col. Richard Varick for Dictionary of American Biography.


Box 2 Folder 6
"Washington, D. C. Guide" - Manuscript by JCF
Date span: undated
Description: AMs of a "Washington, D. C. Guide" by JCF, possibly for Dictionary of American History.


Box 2 Folder 7
"Washington's Birthday Address" - Manuscript by JCF
Date span: 24 Feb 1933
Description: TMs of a speech written by JCF, "Washington's Birthday Address", and a brief letter from Henry L. Herbert about the speech.


Box 2 Folder 8
"Washington's Farewell Address" - Manuscript by JCF
Date span: 1938
Description: 1 typed draft of "Washington's Farewell Address" written by JCF for Dictionary of American History.


Box 2 Folder 9
"Washington's Teeth" - Correspondence, Manuscript by JCF
Date span: 28 Dec 1798 - 28 Feb 1929
Description: 2 typed and 1 handwritten draft of essays by JCF on "Washington's Teeth". Includes correspondence by JCF for research, photographs of a letter from John Greenwood (G.W.'s dentist) and a copy of The Dental Cosmos.


Box 2 Folder 10
"Washington's Wisdom" - Manuscript by JCF
Date span: undated
Description: TMs by JCF of Washington's Wisdom, an unpublished work described by JCF as "being extracts from Washington's writings setting forth the convictions he acquired from his experience with life."


Box 2 Folder 11
"Washington's Letters to Women" part 1 - Manuscript JCF
Date span: undated
Description: AMs of the first half of Washington's Letters to Women, an unpublished, possibly unfinished, work by JCF.


Box 2 Folder 12
"Washington's Letters to Women" part 2 - Manuscript JCF
Date span: undated
Description: AMs of second half of Washington's Letters to Women, an unpublished, possibly unfinished, work by JCF.


Box 3 Folder 1
Misc. Mss. Regarding Geo. Washington by JCF - # 1
Date span: 15 Jul 1935
Description: 15 typed and handwritten essays by JCF about George Washington. Includes essays on Washington's will, Washington's manuscripts and the Military Order of the Purple Heart.


Box 3 Folder 2
Misc. Mss. Regarding Geo. Washington by JCF - # 2
Date span: undated
Description: 2 copies of an essay on the life of George Washington by JCF, probably for publication in Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences.


Box 3 Folder 3
Misc. Fictional Mss. by JCF
Date span: undated
Description: 6 TMss of short fiction by JCF. Includes "Saint Patrick's Miracle", "The Real Buccaneer" and "Where the Shoestrings Grow".


Box 3 Folder 4
Notes regarding George Washington by JCF
Date span: undated
Description: Handwritten notes by JCF regarding George Washington.


Box 3 Folder 5
Printed Publications by JCF
Date span: 1913 - Feb 1932
Description: 6 pamphlets by JCF and one copy of School Life containing an article by JCF. Titles include "Washington's Letters Reveal the Man", "Notes on Care, Cataloguing, Calendaring and Arranging of Manuscripts" and "George Washington and Religion".


Box 3 Folder 6
Daughters of the Amer. Rev., St. Nicholas Magazine
Date span: Mar 1925 - Sep 1935
Description: 3 issues of the Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine and one issue of St. Nicholas Magazine.


Box 3 Folder 7
Scribner's Magazine
Date span: Nov 1907 - Apr 1927
Description: 2 issues of Scribner's Magazine with articles by JCF.


Box 3 Folder 8
John C. Fitzpatrick - Clippings
Date span: 20 Mar 1921 - 10 Jan 1951
Description: Clippings by or about JCF.


Box 3 Folder 9
Ephemera - John C. Fitzpatrick
Date span: 1924 - 7 May 1932
Description: 5 pieces of ephemera regarding talks and publications by JCF. Includes part of the dust jacket of George Washington Himself and a press release about The Spirit of the Revolution.


Box 3 Folder 10
Ephemera - George Washington
Date span: 22 Feb 1929 - 29 May 1932
Description: 7 pamphlets and pieces of ephemera regarding George Washington. Some pieces mention JCF.


Box 4 Folder 1
Commemorative Medals - # 1
Date span: 1934 - 1935
Description: 5 commemorative medals. Includes a Washington medal given to JCF by Ambassador J. J. Jussserand, a medal commemorating the death of Marquis de Lafayette, a Victory Liberty Loan "coin" and a Connecticut tercentennial medal. Includes the following items:
Medal, "Georgio Washington Supremo Duci....Comitia Americana", 2 5/8" diameter.
undated
Medal, "Victory Liberty Loan...Made from captured German Cannon", 1 3/16" diam.
undated
Medal, "Lafayette 1757 - 1834...America et Gallia Memores", 2 5/16" diameter.
1934
Medal, "1635 - 1935 Connecticut 300 Years...of Self Government", 3" diameter.
1935
Medal bearing image of George Washington, no writing, 2 7/16" diameter.
undated


Box 4 Folder 2
Commemorative Medals - # 2
Date span: 1932
Description: 2 medals awarded JCF by the George Washington Bicentennial Commission in 1932. Letters regarding the medals are in Box 1, Folder 10. Includes the following items:
Medal, bronze, "Washington 1732 - 1932...Proclaim Liberty..", 2" diameter.
1932
Medal, silver, "Washington 1732 - 1932...Proclaim Liberty..", 2 " diameter.
1932


Box 4 Folder 3
Christmas Card Designs by John C. Fitzpatrick
Date span: 1922 - 1928
Description: 13 Christmas cards designed by JCF to be sent out by his family.


Box 4 Folder 4
Miscellaneous Drawings by John C. Fitzpatrick
Date span: undated
Description: 13 miscellaneous drawings by JCF mainly depicting landscapes or pirates.


Box 4 Folder 5
Scrapbook of Drawings by John C. Fitzpatrick
Date span: 1885 - 1892
Description: A large scrapbook containing about fifty ink drawings by JCF most of which are from his youth.


Box 4 Folder 6
Continental Congress Mss. Copies w/Notes by JCF
Date span: 27 Apr 1777 - 1930
Description: 14 copies, both photographic and xerographic, of manuscripts and letters from members of the Continental Congress. Includes photos of the Constitution and letters from Thomas Mifflin.


Box 4 Folder 7
George Washington Property Surveys w/ Notes by JCF
Date span: 1700 - 1930
Description: 8 photostat copies of documents of surveys of George Washington's property in Virginia. Includes an essay (by JCF?) about the history of property surveying.


ELIZABETH F. GERRETY SERIES


Box 5 Folder 1
Fitzpatrick, John C. - Correspondence
Date span: 1932
Description: 2 cards from JCF to his young daughter, EFG and 1 ALS from EFG to JCF about the same time.


Box 5 Folder 2
Jefferson, Philip - Correspondence, Sept '44 - June '45
Date span: 13 Sep 1944 - 25 Jun 1945
Description: 17 ALSs and 1 telegram from Philip Jefferson to EFG while Jefferson was in the U.S. Army in America, England and Germany.


Box 5 Folder 3
Jefferson, Philip - Correspondence, July '45 - Dec. '45
Date span: 2 Jul 1945 - 27 Dec 1945
Description: 25 ALSs from Philip Jefferson to EFG while Jefferson was in the U.S. Army in Germany.


Box 5 Folder 4
Jefferson, Philip - Correspondence, Jan. '46 - July '46
Date span: 23 Jan 1946 - 17 Jul 1946
Description: 14 ALSs from Philip Jefferson to EFG while Jefferson was in the U.S. Army in Germany and America. Includes undated correspondence.


Box 5 Folder 5
Jefferson, Philip - V-Mail, Dec. '44 - Oct. '45
Date span: 14 Dec 1944 - 15 Oct 1945
Description: 40 V-Mail photographic letters from Philip Jefferson to EFG while Jefferson was in the U.S. Army in England and Germany.


Box 5 Folder 6
O'Connor, George H., Jr., et al. - Correspondence
Date span: 24 Sep 1943 - 25 Dec 1945
Description: 1 ALS and 5 V-Mail letters from Lt. George H. O'Connor, Jr. in the U.S. Army in Northern Africa. Includes 1 TLS from Lt. J. P. O'Connell, Jr. int the U.S. Army in Salzburg, Austria.


Box 5 Folder 7
Raya, Rev. Joseph M., et al. - Correspondence
Date span: 27 Feb 1973 - 12 Jun 1976
Description: 10 letters from Rev. Joseph M. Raya, S.J. to EFG mostly regarding his term as Archbishop of Galilee (1973). There are also a few letters from Raya's secretary, Mary Kay Rowland.


Box 5 Folder 8
Tenley, Christopher - Correspondence
Date span: Mar 1983 - 19 Nov 1984
Description: 3 xerox copies of TLSs and 1 TLS from Christopher Tenley to EFG and Joseph E. Jeffs.


Box 5 Folder 9
St. Mary-of-the-Woods - Correspondence
Date span: Oct 1969 - 17 Apr 1970
Description: 14 letters from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College Library to EFG regarding her donation of some of her JCF's books to them.


Box 5 Folder 10
Religious Figures - Correspondence, Pamphlets
Date span: Oct 1929 - 8 Dec 1977
Description: Correspondence and pamphlets from or regarding Catholic clergymen. Includes 1 TL from William J. Mehok, S.J., and pamphlets by or about Harry S. Sievers, S.J., Thomas Merton and Msgr. George Anthony Dougherty.


Box 5 Folder 11
Clippings
Date span: 1 Sep 1941 - 31 Jan 1975
Description: Newsclippings saved by EFG, most of them regarding graduations, marriages and deaths of friends and acquaintances.


FIZPATRICK AND COMBS FAMILIES SERIES


Box 6 Folder 1
James N. Fitzpatrick
Date span: 18 Nov 1872 - 26 Nov 1978
Description: 10 letters to James N. Fitzpatrick, father of JCF, mostly regarding his career in the Senate accounting office and in the Treasury Department. 1 ALS from Gen. W. T. Sherman, 3 ALSs from Russell Young, 1 TLS from Wm. McAdoo. Clippings regarding James N. Fitzpatrick. Includes the following items:
ALS from Gen Wm. T. Sherman to an unspecified Senator, 1 p.
18 Nov 1872


Box 6 Folder 2
Fitzpatrick and Combs Family Papers
Date span: 28 May 1804 - 7 Dec 1887
Description: 20 handwritten documents such as dees and indentures related to members of the Fitzpatrick, Combs and other families in Washington, D.C. in the 19th century.


Box 6 Folder 3
Fitzpatrick and Combs Family Journal
Date span: 19 Nov 1896 - 21 Jul 1980
Description: Journal kept by Elizabeth Combs Fitzpatrick, wife of JCF, and later by EFG. Includes written entries and clippings about births, marriages and deaths of members of both the Fitzpatrick and Combs families.


Box 6 Folder 4
Fitzpatrick Family Genealogy
Date span: 1927
Description: 1 copy of the "Family Record Lineage Book", partially filled out for the Fitzpatrick family history and typed copy of "The Name and Family of Fitzpatrick".


Box 6 Folder 5
Fitzpatrick and Combs Family - Miscellaneous, Notes
Date span: 9 Sep 1939 - 10 Apr 1980
Description: Miscellaneous notes and clippings regarding the Fitzpatrick and Combs families. Includes a drawing of the Combs family coat of arms.


Box 6 Folder 6
Rogers, Joseph S. - Miscellaneous
Date span: Nov 1898 - 21 Nov 1911
Description: Xerox manuscript of a short novel and some essays and poems by Joseph S. Rogers, uncle of EFG. Also includes 3 receipts for silverware bought by Rogers in the 1910's.


PHOTOGRAPH SERIES


Box 7 Folder 1
Fitzpatrick and Combs Family Photo Album
Date span: 1860 - 1950
Description: Large album containing photographs of the Fitzpatrick and Combs families dating from the 1860's to the 1950's. Includes photographs of JCF, EFG and Katherine F. Rogers (Aunt Dee).


Box 7 Folder 2
Fitzpatrick and Combs Families Photo Album Loose Pages
Date span: 1860 - 1930
Description: 8 loose pages from the Fitzpatrick and Combs family photo album (Box 7, Folder 1). Includes photos of JCF and Gen. John J. Pershing.


Box 7 Folder 3
John C Fitzpatrick - Photographs
Date span: 1890 - 1930
Description: 7 photographs of JCF from the 1890's to the 1930's.


Box 7 Folder 4
Elizabeth F. Gerrety Photo Album
Date span: 1910 - 1930
Description: Small album of photos of EFG, JCF and EFG's mother, Elizabeth C. Fitzpatrick.


Box 7 Folder 5
Miscellaneous Photographs
Date span: 1860 - 1957
Description: Miscellaneous photographs, many of which are of members of the Fitzpatrick and Combs families. Includes a candid photo of Richard M. Nixon at a private home in 1957.


Box 7 Folder 6
Memories of a 49er, J. Franklin Jamison: a tribute
Date span: 1946 - 1965
Description: A copy of Memories of a Forty-Niner by Charles Hart and a copy of J. Franklin Jamison: a tribute edited by Ruth Anna Fisher and William Fox. Both books refer to works by JCF.


OVERSIZED SERIES


Box 8 Folder 1
James N. Fitzpatrick - Notary Public Certificates
Date span: 22 May 1882 - 16 Jan 1912
Description: 7 certificates granting James N. Fitzpatrick the position of notary public in the District of Columbia, signed by presidents of the United States, including Chester Arthur, Grover Cleveland, Benjamin Harrison, Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft. Includes the following items:
Notary public certificate signed by Chester A. Arthur, 16" x 21".
22 May 1882
Notary public certificate signed by Grover Cleveland, 16" x 21".
10 May 1887
Notary public certificate signed by Benjamin Harrison, 16" x 21".
23 Apr 1892
Notary public certificate signed by Grover Cleveland, 16" x 21".
11 Feb 1897
Notary public certificate signed by Theodore Roosevelt, 16" x 21".
10 Feb 1902
Notary public certificate signed by Theodore Roosevelt, 16" x 21".
2 Feb 1907
Notary public certificate signed by William Howard Taft, 16" x 21".
16 Jan 1912
















Box 8 Folder 2
John C. Fitzpatrick - Sketches #1
Date span: 13 Dec 1920
Description: 5 ink sketches by JCF, mainly consisting of seated figures and profiles, often with one of each on each sheet. Includes the following items:
Sketch of seated figure and profile of woman with square hat and glasses, 14" x 10".
13 Dec 1920
Sketch of seated figure and closeup of young woman, 17" x 12".
undated
Sketch of seated man and closeup of young woman, 17" x 12".
undated
Sketch of a woman seated before a vanity table, 17" x 12".
undated
Sketch of an older woman seated in a high backed chair, 17" x 12".
undated


Box 8 Folder 3
John C. Fitzpatrick - Sketches #2
Date span: undated
Description: 5 ink sketches by JCF, mostly consisting of seated figures. Includes the following items:
Sketch of seated woman with hat and long neclace, 17" x 12".
undated
Sketch of seated woman in plain dress, 17" x 12".
undated
Sketch of seated priest, 17" x 12".
undated
Sketch of seated man with goatee, 17" x 12".
undated
Sketch of woman labelled "Miss Wright," 17" x 12".
undated













Box 8 Folder 4
John C. Fitzpatrick - Sketches #3
Date span: undated
Description: 5 ink sketches by JCF, mainly consisting of seated figures. Includes the following items:
Sketch of seated woman with scarf over hair, 17" x 12".
undated
Sketch of seated young soldier, labelled "Capt. Cline", 17" x 12".
undated
Sketch of seated woman with hat and fur stole, 17" x 12".
undated
Sketch of seated soldier with hand on hip, 17" x 12".
undated
Sketch of seated woman with hat and veil, small profile of same woman, 17" x 15".
undated


Box 8 Folder 5
John C. Fitzpatrick - Sketches #4
Date span: undated
Description: 6 ink sketches by JCF, mostly of seated figures. Includes the following items:
Sketch of profile of seated older woman, 17" x 12".
undated
Sketch of seated older woman with shawl, 17" x 11 1/2".
undated
Sketch of seated woman with large hat with plume, 17" x 11 1/2".
undated
Sketch of profile of Asian man, 17" x 11 1/2".
undated
Sketch of seated woman with Oriental parasol, kimono and sandals, 17" x 11 1/2".
undated
Sketch of seated woman with mirror, 17" x 11 1/2".
undated











Box 8 Folder 6
John C. Fitzpatrick - Sketches #5
Date span: undated
Description: 5 ink sketches by JCF of seated figures and profiles. Includes the following items:
Sketch of profile of soldier with hat, 20" x 14 1/2".
undated
Sketch of seated woman with scarf on head and neclace, 20" x 14 1/2".
undated
Sketch of seated woman with hat, glasses and book, 20" x 14 1/2".
undated
Sketch of profile of woman with hair in bun, 20" x 14 1/2".
undated
Sketch of profile of seated woman with wristwatch, 20" x 14 1/2".
undated


Box 8 Folder 7
John C. Fitzpatrick - Sketches #6
Date span: undated
Description: 5 ink sketches by JCF, mostly of seated figures.
Includes the following items:
Sketch of seated woman with book, 19 1/2" x 15".
undated
Sketch of seated woman with tassled scarf, corner missing, 19 1/2" x 14 3/4".
undated
Sketches of seated man reading a book (3) and of two men with hats, 19.5"x14.75"
undated
Sketch of seated nun and profile, 19 1/2" x 14 3/4".
undated
Sketch of profile of woman, unfinished, 20" x 15".
undated













Box 8 Folder 8
John C. Fitzpatrick - Sketches #7
Date span: undated
Description: 5 ink sketches by JCF, mostly of seated figures.
Includes the following items:
Sketch of profile of a manwith eyes closed, 20" x 15".
undated
Sketch ofseated man reading a book, 20" x 15".
undated
Sketch of seated woman with hat and necklace, 20" x 15".
undated
Sketch of seated woman in plain dress, 19 1/2" x 15".
undated
Sketches of seated woman, her profile and head of baby, 20" x 15".
undated


Box 8 Folder 9
John C. Fitzpatrick - Sketches #8
Date span: undated
Description: 4 ink sketches by JCF, mostly of seated figures.
Includes the following items:
Sketches (2) of seated woman with hat and Oriental fan, 20" x 15".
undated
Sketches (3) of seated woman with dark bow on dress, 20" x 15".
undated
Sketch of seated woman in dark, plain dress, 19 1/2" x 15".
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Sketch of seated woman in dark dress, 20" x 15".
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Box 8 Folder 10
John C. Fitzpatrick - Honorary Degrees
Date span: 9 Jun 1926 - 12 Apr 1932
Description: 2 diplomas from the honorary degrees received by JCF from George Washington University (Doctor of Humane Letters, 1926) and Washington and Lee University (Doctor of Letters, 1932).



INDEX

Arthur, Chester A.
-Documents 8: 1
Benjamin, William Evarts
-Correspondence 1: 5
Bloom, Rep. Sol
-Correspondence 1: 10
-Reference 1: 14
Bobbs Merrill Co.
-Correspondence 1: 2
-Correspondence 1: 5
-Correspondence 1: 19
Bouton, S. Miles
-Correspondence 1: 1
Carlyle, Sarah Fairfax
-Reference 2: 1
Chambers, D. L.
-Correspondence 1: 2
Cleveland, Grover
-Documents 8: 1
Combs family
-Coat of arms 6: 5
-Documents 6: 2
-Journal 6: 3
-Notes 6: 5
-Photos 7: 1
-Photos 7: 2
-Photos 7: 5
Connecticut Tercentennary
-Commemorative medal 4: 1
Constitution, The U.S.
-Copies 4: 6
Das, Taraknath
-Correspondence 1: 5
Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine 3: 6
Dental Cosmos
-Reference 2: 9
Dictionary of American Biography
-Correspondence 1: 8
-Reference 2: 2
-Reference 2: 4
-Reference 2: 5
Dictionary of American History
-Correspondence 1: 9
-Reference 2: 6
-Reference 2: 8
District of Columbia
-Reference 1: 9
Dougherty, Msgr. George A.
-Pamphlet 5: 10
Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences
-Reference 3: 2
Fairfax, Sarah Cary
-Reference 2: 1
Fess, Senator Simeon D.
-Correspondence 1: 6
-Reference 1: 10
Fitzpatrick family
-Documents 6: 2
-Journal 6: 3
-Notes 6: 5
-Photos 7: 1
-Photos 7: 2
-Photos 7: 4
-Photos 7: 5
-Records 6: 4
Fitzpatrick, Elizabeth Combs
-Journal 6: 3
-Photos 7: 4
Fitzpatrick, Elizabeth K.
-Obituary 1: 15
Fitzpatrick, James N.
-Correspondence/clippings 6: 1
-Documents 8: 1
Fitzpatrick, John C.
-Biographical material 1: 12
-Clippings 3: 6 - 3: 8
-Correspondence 1: 1 - 1: 10
-Correspondence 1: 13
-Correspondence 2: 9
-Correspondence 5: 1
-Correspondence 2: 7
-Death 1: 14
-Death 1: 16
-Diploma 8: 10
-Ephemera 3: 9
-Estate 1: 17
-Estate 1: 18
-Honorary degrees 1: 13
-Literary estate 1: 19
-Literary estate 1: 20
-Manuscripts 1: 11
-Manuscripts 2: 1 - 2: 12
-Manuscripts 3: 1 - 3: 3
-Manuscripts 4: 7
-Obituary 1: 15
-Pamphlets 3: 5
-Photos 7: 1 - 7: 4
-Reference 7: 6
-Sketches 4: 3 - 4: 5
-Sketches 8: 2 - 8: 9
-Will 1: 18
Ford, Worthington C.
-Correspondence 1: 6
Gaines, Francis P.
-Correspondence 1: 13
Galilee, Archdiocese of
-Correspondence 5: 7
George Washington Bicentennial
-Commemorative medal 4: 2
George Washington Bicentennial Commission
-Reference 1: 10
-Reference 1: 11
-Reference 3: 10
George Washington Himself
-Reference 1: 2
-Reference 1: 19
George Washington University
-Diploma 8: 10
-Honorary Degree 1: 13
"George Washington and Religion" 3: 5
Gerrety, Elizabeth F.
-Clippings 5: 11
-Correspondence 1: 12
-Correspondence 1: 16
-Correspondence 1: 19
-Correspondence 1: 20
-Correspondence 5: 1 - 5: 9 -Photos 7: 1
-Photos 7: 4
Greenwood, John
-Reference 2: 9
Harrison, Benjamin
-Documents 8: 1
Harrison, Fairfax
-Correspondence 1: 6
Herbert, Henry L.
-Correspondence 2: 7
J. Franklin Jamison: a tribute 7: 6
Jackson, William
-Reference 1: 8
-Reference 2: 2
Jamison, J. Franklin
-Reference 7: 6
Jefferson, Philip
-Correspondence 5: 2 - 5: 5
Jeffs, Joseph E.
-Correspondence 5: 8
Jusserand, J. J.
-Reference 4: 1
Lafayette, Marquis de
-Commemorative medal 4: 1
Liberty Loan
-Commemorative medal 4: 1
Library of Congress
-Memo 1: 14
Library of Congress
-Reference 1: 5
-Reference 1: 6
Macleish, Archibald
-Memo 1: 14
McAdoo, William
-Correspondence 6: 1
McMahon, Charles A.
-Correspondence 1: 7
Mehok, William J., S.J.
-Correspondence 5: 10
Memories of a Forty-Niner 7: 6
Meng, John
-Correspondence 1: 20
Merton, Thomas
-Pamphlet 5: 10
Mifflin, Thomas
-Manuscript copies 4: 6
Moore, Charles
-Correspondence 1: 7
National Cyclopedia of American Biography
-Clippings 1: 12
New Catholic Encyclopedia
-Clippings 1: 12
Nixon, Richard M.
-Photos 7: 5
"Notes on the Care...of Manuscripts" 3: 5
O'Connell, Lt. Joseph P.
-Correspondence 5: 6
O'Connor, George H., Jr.
-Correspondence 5: 6
Penniman, Joseph H.
-Correspondence 1: 3
Pershing, Gen. John J.
-Photos 7: 2
Purple Heart, Military Order of
-Reference 3: 1
Raya, Rev. Joseph M., S.J.
-Correspondence 5: 7
"Real Buccaneer, The"
-Manuscript 3: 3
Rogers, Joseph S.
-Manuscript copies 6: 6
Rogers, Katherine F.
-Correspondence 1: 16
-Correspondence 1: 17
-Documents 1: 18
-Photos 7: 1
-Reference 6: 6
Roosevelt, Edith K.
-Correspondence 1: 7
Roosevelt, Theodore
-Documents 8: 1
Rowland, Mary Kay
-Correspondence 5: 7
"Saint Patrick's Miracle"
-Manuscript 3: 3
School Life 3: 5
Scribner's Magazine 3: 7
Sherman, Gen. W. T.
-Correspondence 6: 1
Sievers, Harry S., S.J.
-Pamphlet 5: 10
Spirit of the Revolution, The
-Reference 3: 9
St. Mary-of-the-Woods College
-Correspondence 5: 9
St. Nicholas Magazine 3: 6
"Strip-tease History"
-Manuscript 2: 3
Tenley, Christopher
-Correspondence 5: 8
Tilghman, Lt. Col. Tench
-Reference 1: 8
-Reference 2: 4
Treasury Department
-Correspondence 6: 1
University of Pennsylvania
-Correspondence 1: 3
Varick, Col. Richard
-Reference 2: 5
-Reference 1: 8
Washington & Lee University
-Diploma 8: 10
-Honorary degree 1: 13
"Washington's Birthday Address"
-Manuscript 2: 7
"Washington's Farewell Address"
-Reference 1: 9
-Manuscripts 2: 8
"Washington's Letters Reveal the Man"
-Manuscripts 3: 5
Washington's Letters to Women
-Reference 1: 20
-Manuscripts 2: 11
-Manuscripts 2: 12
"Washington's Teeth"
-Manuscripts 2: 9
Washington's Wisdom
-Manuscripts 2: 10
-Reference 1: 20
Washington, George
-Commemorative medals 4: 1
-Documents copies 4: 7
-Ephemera 3: 10
-Manuscript copies 4: 6
-Reference 2: 1
"Where the Shoestrings Grow"
-Manuscript 3: 3
Woodhouse, Henry
-Correspondence 1: 4
World War II
-Correspondence 5: 2 - 5: 6
Writings of Washington
-Reference 1: 19
Young, Russell
-Correspondence 6: 1


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