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BOX 2-4 Family Papers, 1854-1991
Materials collectively offer a glimpse into the family history and personal life of Julia Cross. A thirty-year scrapbook kept by Julia's father, Philip Cross (1848-1922), provides information on the background of the Cross family and his advancement in business in New York City. Photographs show her home with Philip Evergood (1901-1973) and later in Arizona; the scenes include exterior and interior domestic locations, as well as events. The couple are pictured with friends and pets, and later in life she is with her caregiver, Margit Swopes. Also included are assorted studio portraits of an adult Julia. In the subseries on her husband, Philip Evergood, a small number of articles, artwork, exhibit catalogs, clippings, and other evidence that she saved regarding her father-in-law's and husband's art careers are included. Legal correspondence documents the disposition of the estates of both Evergood and Cross. Materials in Miscellany are personal items and an inventory of the donated collection.
Arranged by format.
BOX 4 Cross Family Scrapbook, 1854-1888
Compiled by British-born Philip Cross (1848-1922), Julia's father, the scrapbook chronicles early records of his father Osborn P. Cross (b. 1809) in England as well as Philip Cross's professional and social life in Canada and the United States. Materials include newspaper clippings, evidence of a range of business ventures, invoices and receipts, letters of introduction and business cards, theatre programs, and social invitations.
BOX 2 Personal Photographs, 1930s-1978
Chiefly studio portraits and informal photographs of Julia Vincent Cross Evergood alone, with spouse Philip Evergood, with caregiver Margit Swopes, with pets, and with friends. Locations include her homes, at the Smithsonian exhibit of Evergood's work, and unidentified locales and occasions.
Arranged by subject.
BOX-FOLDER 2/1-3 Studio portraits, 1930s-1950s, undated
10 black-and-white photographs
BOX-FOLDER 2/4-5 Candids at home, 1950s-1963
14 black-and-white and color snapshots
Annotations supply identification of subjects: Philip's house and guest house, which Philip made into his studio
Julia, Philip Evergood, unidentified friends
BOX-FOLDER 2/6 Events, 1950s-1960s?
2 black-and-white photographs
Julia Cross with husband Philip Evergood at events: possibly funeral or church
BOX-FOLDER 2/7 Mexico, 1962
1 black-and-white photograph
Annotation: Wally and Barbara arriving to attend their reception at the Villa Monte Carlo, Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico July 23, 1962
BOX-FOLDER 2/8 At home, 1976, undated
8 black-and-white and color snapshots
Julia alone, with visitors, with caregiver Margit Swopes
BOX-FOLDER 2/9 Smithsonian Institution, 1978
3 photographs
Julia with caregiver and reception guests at opening of Evergood exhibit
BOX 2 Philip Evergood, 1937-1983
A small number of clippings and articles, artwork samples, exhibit catalogs, and other evidence of the art careers of Julia's father-in-law, Miles Evergood, and husband, Philip Evergood, held by her at the time of her death. Note: she had previously donated most of Philip's papers to the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Arranged by subject.
BOX-FOLDER 2/10-14 Artwork samples, 1965, undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/10 Girl with Sunflowers, 1965
Signed etching
Annotation: artists proof, 2nd state
BOX-FOLDER 2/11 JuJu Dancing, 1931
Photograph of Evergood oil painting
Photography by Peter A. Juley & Son
BOX-FOLDER 2/12 Prodigal Son, 1965
Portrait of Letterio Calapai
BOX-FOLDER 2/13 Unidentified etching, undated
Perhaps from Classical Motif series
BOX-FOLDER 2/14 Unidentified portrait, undated
Photograph of oil painting
BOX-FOLDER 2/15-19 Catalogs, 1937, 1960, 1971, 1978-1983
Exhibit and auction catalogs, some illustrated
BOX-FOLDER 2/20-23 Clippings and articles, 1937-1940, 1973-1982, undated
8 items
Includes features on Kalamazoo mural, photocopy of 1937 Melbourne article on Miles and Philip Evergood exhibit (with 1982 cover letter of transmittal), scholarly article by Kendall Taylor, and Philip Evergood obituary
BOX 2 Legal Correspondence, 1981-1991
Letters and other papers relating to Philip Evergood's or Julia Cross's estate, or to other legal or contractual matters.
Arranged by subject, and therein organized by date.
BOX-FOLDER 2/24 Death certificate and wills, 1981-1987
Also includes affidavit settling estate
BOX-FOLDER 2/25-29 Art correspondence, 1983-1991
Letters relating to the sale of artwork in Philip Evergood's or Julia Cross's estate.
BOX-FOLDER 2/30-31 Estate correspondence, 1986-1987
Primarily letters to Cross estate executor, Margit Swopes
BOX-FOLDER 2/32 Estate accounts, 1986-1987
Law firm invoices and other accounts
BOX 2 Miscellany, 1887-1975
Several personal items.
Arranged by subject.
BOX-FOLDER 2/33 Artwork, 1975
Ink sketch
Still life signed Julia Vincent Cross
BOX 3 Gift book, [1945]
Cover and front papers of Russian Fairy Tales book (translation, Norbert Guterman; commentary, Roman Jakobson)
Inscribed in French to Julia Evergood by Alosha, a Ballet Russe dancer (known also by the names Alexei, Aloysius Francis, or Aloysius), dated January 10, 1946
BOX 2/34 Gift book, 1887
Printed copy of Longfellow poem Maidenhood (1887 edition) with illustrations by J. Stanley
Inscribed to Ju-ju (Julia's nickname) on February 14, 1966
BOX-FOLDER 2/35 Notecard, undated
From Philip Evergood to Julia
BOX-FOLDER 2/36 Inventory
Lists and descriptions provided by collection donor

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