Bunnell Family Papers, 1887-1937

Collection Number: 3875

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Bunnell family papers, 1887-1937
Collection Number:
3875
Creator:
Bunnell family
Quantity:
.4 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, diary, sketches, photographs.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Contains letters from Catharine Sterling Bunnell to her parents describing her activities as an archeology student and her travels in Europe, the Middle East, and elsewhere. Also contains papers of her mother, Katherine S. Day, and sketches by Bella (Dollabella) Day.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Letters, 1930-1937, from Catharine Sterling Bunnell to her parents describe her studies, work, and social activities as an archeology graduate student at the University of Michigan and the American School of Classical Studies at Athens; her travels in Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Turkey, Romania, Hungary, Austria, Germany, and Canada; studies and social activities at secretarial school in Berkeley, California; and travel to Hawaii and Alaska. There is also a long letter and a typescript paper describing conditions in Egypt. Miss Bunnell's correspondence includes references to her future husband, A. Henry Detweiler, Professor of Architecture at Cornell University, whom she met in Athens. Papers of her mother, Katherine S. Day, include a travel diary and photograph album of a trip to Europe, 1900, and a diary kept during a world's fair, ca. 1903. There are also pencil sketches by Bella (Dollabella) Day, ca. 1887, and a sketchbook.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Bunnell family.
Bunnell, Katherine S. Day.
Day, Dollabella.
Detweiler, A. Henry (Albert Henry), 1906-1970.
Detweiler, Catharine Bunnell.
University of Michigan--Students.
American School of Classical Studies at Athens--Students.

Subjects:
Archeologists.

Places:
Alaska--Description and travel.
Austria--Description and travel.
Canada--Description and travel.
Egypt--Description and travel.
Germany--Description and travel.
Hawaii--Description and travel.
Hungary--Description and travel.
Palestine--Description and travel.
Romania--Description and travel.
Syria--Description and travel.
Turkey--Description and travel.

Form and Genre Terms:
Diaries.
Photographs.
Sketches.
Sketchbooks.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Bunnell Family Papers, #3875. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
June - September 1931
Box 1 Folder 2
October 1931
Box 1 Folder 3
November - December 1931
Box 1 Folder 4
January - March 1932
Box 1 Folder 5
April - November 1932
Box 1 Folder 6
1933
Box 1 Folder 7
January - March 1934
Box 1 Folder 8
April - June 1934
Box 1 Folder 9
July - September 1934
Box 1 Folder 10
October - December 1934
Box 1 Folder 11
January - March 1935
Box 1 Folder 12
April - July 1935
Box 1 Folder 13
August - December 1935
Box 1 Folder 14
About Egypt (to Mrs. Snyder)
April 1936
Box 1 Folder 15
1936
Box 1 Folder 16
1937
Box 1 Folder 17
Modern Egypt, n.d.
Box 1 Folder 18
Sketches
ca. 1887
Box 1 Folder 19
Sketch book
ca. 1887
Box 1 Folder 20
Katherine S. Day Diary
1900
Box 1 Folder 21
Katherine S. Day Diary
ca. 1903
Box 1 Folder 22
Photograph album
1900