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Finding Aid for the Darwin D. Martin Family Papers, circa 1878-1935

MS 22.6

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Collection Overview

Title: Darwin D. Martin Family Papers, circa 1878-1935
Creator: Martin, D. D. (Darwin D.), 1865-1935
Extent: 5.71 linear feet (10 legal manuscript boxes, 2 half legal manuscript boxes, 1 flat box box, 1 oversize flat box, 1 oversize folder)
Language of Material: Collection material in English.
Repository: State University of New York at Buffalo. University Archives
Abstract: Papers, circa 1878 to 1935, of Darwin D. Martin (1865-1935) of Buffalo, New York, an official of the Larkin Company and an early client of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Description and dates], Box/folder number, MS 22.6, Darwin D. Martin Family Papers, circa 1878-1935, University Archives, State University of New York at Buffalo.

See the Special Collections' preferred citations instructions for additional information.

Acquisition Information

Gift to the University Archives, State University of New York at Buffalo, by the Estate of Mildred Martin (Mrs. Darwin R. Martin), in 1983; also includes related documents donated by Darwin R. Martin, son of Darwin D. Martin, in 1976, and 1977; and from the Office of the President, State University of New York at Buffalo, in 1981 and 1983; printed invitation to "Informal Musical" at Martin House on October 11, [no year], donated by Margaret Phillips, December 12, 2000, and added to folder 6.7, ephemera.

Terms of Access

Darwin D. Martin Family Papers, circa 1878-1935, are open for research.

Copyright

Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Alternate Forms

Negatives of photographs are shelved in MS 22.5, box 25.

Transcriptions of selected material in Series V and XV are available online: Darwin D. Martin Family papers digital collection .

Processing Information

Processed by University Archives staff, 1983.

Finding aid revised 1988, 1995.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.


Historical Note

Chronology: Martin Family - Frank Lloyd Wright, 1865-1959

1865 Darwin D. Martin born - Boucville, Madison Co., New York
1867 Frank Lloyd Wright born - Richland Center, Wisconsin
1869 Isabelle Reidpath, the future Mrs. Martin, born - Buffalo, New York
1878 Brothers Darwin D. Martin and Louis Frank Martin selling soap for Larkin Company in New York City
1879 Darwin D. Martin, aged thirteen, begins work at Larkin Company in Buffalo
1885 Darwin D. Martin invents cardex
1887 Frank Lloyd Wright begins studies at the University of Wisconsin
1888 Darwin D. Martin begins building house on Summit Avenue in Buffalo
1889 Darwin D. Martin marries Isabelle Reidpath
Frank Lloyd Wright builds Home and Studio in Oak Park
1890 Frank Lloyd Wright joins Alder and Sullivan
Darwin D. Martin replaces Elbert Hubbard as Secretary of Larkin Soap Company
1893 Frank Lloyd Wright starts his own practice
1902 October 29 -- Darwin D. Martin meets Frank Lloyd Wright
Darwin D. Martin purchases site for Martin House Complex, Jewett Parkway
1903 October 11 - Construction begins on Barton House
1904 July 20 - Construction begins on Martin House
October - Barton House occupied
1905 Martin House Complex completed
1910 Frank Lloyd Wright designs Bar Beach Cottage (Bay Beach, Ontario, Canada) for Darwin D. Martin (unexecuted)
1923 Darwin D. Martin commissions Frank Lloyd Wright to design a home for James and Dorothy Martin Foster, daughter of Darwin D. Martin (unexecuted)
1925 Martin retires from the Larkin Company
1926 Construction begins on Graycliff
1928 June 20 - Graycliff occupied
Frank Lloyd Wright designs the Blue Sky Mausoleum for Darwin D. Martin's ploy in Buffalo's Forest Lawn Cemetery (unexecuted)
1935 Darwin D. Martin dies in Buffalo
1936 Fallingwater (Bear Run, Pennsylvania), designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the Kaufmanns
1945 Isabelle R. Martin dies in Buffalo
1959 Frank Lloyd Wright dies

Chronology: Graycliff, 1926-1997

1926 April 5 - Darwin D. Martin writes to Frank Lloyd Wright requesting 1910 Bay Beach Cottage design; Darwin D. Martin is considering building on shores of Lake Erie
April 18 - Darwin D. Martin looks at site in Derby, New York
April 19 - Darwin D. Martin purchases 250-foot front on Lake Erie, with 60-foot cliff
April 21 - Darwin D. Martin informs Frank Lloyd Wright that he's not interested in 1910 cottage design, but a two-story stone house designed by Frank E. Newman for E.W. Russell of Greenwich, Connecticut
May 3 - Frank Lloyd Wright sends Darwin D. Martin preliminary drawings
May 5 - Darwin D. Martin informs Frank Lloyd Wright that Isabelle R. Martin is Frank Lloyd Wright's client
August 19-20 - Frank Lloyd Wright in Buffalo to see site
August 27 - Isabelle R. Martin sees the site for first time
September - Construction on garage begun.
September - Due to marital problems, Frank Lloyd Wright asks his son John Lloyd Wright to take over the project; the Martins did not approve the change
November - Frank Lloyd Wright resumes his service to the Martins; construction continues on the site
1927 April 5-6 - Frank Lloyd Wright visits site
June 4 - Darwin D. Martin writes to Frank Lloyd Wright of the completion of the foundation of the main house
June 15-16 - Frank Lloyd Wright visits site
August 31-September 2 - Chimney and masonry of main house completed
September - Frank Lloyd Wright finalizes designs for landscape, tennis court, circle, and guest house; the guest house was not executed
September - Furniture designs by Frank Lloyd Wright are executed
1928 March 10, 12 - Furniture bought for main house
June 20 - Martins "open" house
September 20 - Paul A. Harsh, a house guest at Graycliff, suggests the name "Graycliff"
1929 April - Isabelle R. martin asks Frank Lloyd Wright to design a screened walk to cross the esplanade behind the stone bench for servants
June 15 - Frank Lloyd Wright visits site
July - Martins request Frank Lloyd Wright to design a "concrete tent house" for the Foster family (unexecuted)
July - Martins request Frank Lloyd Wright to design a third-floor to main house (unexecuted)
July 29 - Construction on evergreen garden, stone seat begun; Frank Lloyd Wright selects and ships furnishings for the main house from Marshall Fields in Chicago; Frank Lloyd Wright suggests wicker and overstuffed chairs fo the main house
1935 Darwin D. Martin passes away
Isabelle R. Martin continues to summer at the site, and winters with the Foster family
1938 November - Engineering report on site compiled by G.E. Seitzmiller for insurance purposes
1941 Isabelle R. Martin continues to summer at the site, but moves into garage apartment
1942 Isabelle R. martin spends her last summer at the site; she moves permanently to Buffalo to live with the Foster family
1945 Isabelle R. Martin passes away
Stewardship of the site falls to a holding company belonging to Darwin R. Martin, son of Darwin D. Martin
1950 Piarist Fathers, a Hungarian order, purchases site from Darwin R. Martin
Mid-1950s Chapel addition constructed over south terrace of main house
Garage addition and a storage building constructed
Circa 1956 School building/dormitory constructed to house Hungarian refugees
1958 August - Frank Lloyd Wright visits the site
1996 Piarist Father's place property for sale
Graycliff Conservancy is formed to acquire and restore the site
1997 October - Graycliff Conservancy signs a contract to purchase the site

Scope and Content Note

Papers, circa 1878-1935, of Darwin D. Martin (1865-1935) of Buffalo, New York, an official of the Larkin Company and an early client of Frank Lloyd Wright. Includes diaries, memorandum books, business and family correspondence, genealogical material and other items concerning Darwin D. Martin, his wife Isabelle Reidpath Martin, and their children Dorothy and Darwin R. Martin. Also included are letters to Martin from his brother William E. Martin of Chicago, 1902-1910, letters to Martin from Elbert Hubbard of the Roycroft Shop, East Aurora, New York, 1893-1912, and letters to Martin from Booker T. Washington, 1901-1915. Some of the correspondence between William E. and Darwin D. Martin concerns the activities of Frank Lloyd Wright. Also included are various memoranda concerning the Darwin D. Martin House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and a typescript draft of "Romeo and Juliet", 1929(?), which was later incorporated into Frank Lloyd Wright's Autobiography (1932). The bulk of the correspondence between Darwin D. Martin and Frank Lloyd Wright, including additional letters of Darwin D. to William E. Martin, is included in the related "Frank Lloyd Wright Darwin D. Martin Papers" (MS 22.8) available at the University Archives of the State University of New York at Buffalo and in the Special Collections at Stanford University. The University Archives also has architectural plans, contractor's correspondence and photographs of the Darwin D. Martin House and related structures (MS 22).



Container List

I.    Index, circa 1930s

This "index" is based on Martin's diaries (Box 1), the "Memorandum of Events in the Life of Darwin D. Martin, 1865 1934" (Box 3), and other papers of Darwin D. Martin.

Arranged alphabetically by topic and with chronological entries under each topic.

Box-folder Contents
1.1-1.3 Typed index, apparently prepared in the early 1930s, of people, places, events and other topics in the life of Darwin D. Martin.
II.    Diaries 1878, 1882-1888

Typescript copies of Darwin D. Martin's diaries, probably transcribed circa 1934 when Martin was preparing his autobiography. Much of the material included in the "Autobiography" is derived from these diaries.

Arranged chronologically.

Box-folder Contents
1.4 Book I, 1878
1.5 Book II, 1882
1.6 1883
1.7 1884
1.8 1885
1.9 1886
2.1 1887
2.2 1888
III.    Autobiography 1934

In 1934, Darwin D. Martin began work on an autobiography, based on his early diaries, letters and recollections. The existing manuscript is in two sections, the first covers Martin's ancestry and the period from his birth to 1885, the second covers 1885 to 1898.

III.A.    Autobiography, 1865-1885
Box-folder Contents
2.3
Rough draft (incomplete)
2.4
Typescript draft, pages 1-98
[2 copies]
2.5
Typescript draft, pages 1-98, with corrections
III.B.    Autobiography, 1885-1898
Box-folder Contents
2.6
Typescript draft, pages 21-106, August 1, 1885-Dec. 30, 1889
2.7
Typescript draft, pages 107-191, January 1, 1890-January 29, 1897
2.8
Typescript draft, pages 1-6, 1-3, January 1-August 19, 1898
IV.    Travel Accounts, 1908-1925

Arrangement is chronological.

Box-folder Contents
2.9 England - France, 1908
2.10 New York - New England Motor Trip, 1911
2.11 Trip of the Stanley Steamer (Chicago-Nebraska), 1912
2.12 Trip to California, 1915
2.13 A Vacation in the Carolinas, 1918
2.14 Our First Visit to Pine Mt. Settlement School, 1919
2.15 Trip to Great Britain 1923
2.16 Trip to Great Britain 1923-1925

Includes notes, drafts, copies of letters

V.    Diaries, Memorandum Books and Notebooks, circa 1881-1935

Pocket sized books containing notes, diaries, memoranda and other information, kept by Darwin D. Martin and Cora M. Herrick (companion to Mrs. Martin). Includes the "Memoranda of Events in the Life of Darwin D. Martin and Isabelle R. Martin" begun in 1897, but covering the years 1865 to 1934 in diary format (see Autobiography pp. 185-186). [Note: A typed transcription of this diary made by Anita Mitchell, volunteer with the Martin House Restoration Corporation, in January 2014 is in a folder in Box 3 along with the diaries.]

Also includes a "Daily Reminder" kept by Darwin D. Martin in 1903 and two "A Line a Day" diaries (1911 1915 and 1916, 1922), kept by Cora M. Herrick, who became a companion to Mrs. Martin in 1912. Some of the memoranda concern Martin's financial affairs and his work for the Larkin Company. One memorandum book (item 3.11) contains several notes concerning the Martin house.

Arrangement is chronological.

Box-folder Contents
3.1 Memoranda of Events in the Life of Darwin D. and Isabelle R. Martin, 1865-1934

Also includes typed transcript in accompanying folder.

3.2 Account of Travels Abroad (Ireland, England, France), 1899
3.3 Daily Reminder, 1903
3.4 A Line A Day (Cora M. Herrick), 1911-15
3.5 A Line A Day (Cora M. Herrick), 1916, 1922
3.6 Memorandum Book (Cost estimates for Larkin Company), 1893-97
3.7 Memorandum Book, 1895-1925

Includes profits, salaries, inventory)

3.8 Christmas Record, 1899-1901

Includes notes on Larkin Company employees vacation time

3.9 Memorandum Book (Cost estimates for Larkin Company), undated

Includes

3.10 Birthday Book of Proverbs, undated

Includes family member birth dates

3.11 Memorandum Book, 1903-?
3.12 Expense Account 1919-20

Includes pre printed forms for travel expenses in notebook of the Larkin Company; contains two pages of notes by Darwin Martin

3.13 Memorandum Book, circa 1927-28
3.14 Memorandum Book, circa 1930
3.15 Things to Do Today (reading lists), 1930s
3.16 Quotations (on catalog cards), undated
3.17 Calling Cards (Darwin D. Martin's calling cards and printing plates), undated
3.18 Wallet (leather wallet belonging to Darwin D. Martin; apparently unused), undated
Box-folder Contents
4.1 Letter book, 1880-1882
4.2 Darwin D. Martin's first bank book, 1880-1886
4.3 Phrenological description of Darwin D. Martin, 1886
4.4 House - 145 Summit (now 151 Summit) - specifications, 1888
VII.    Family Correspondence, 1874-1933

Correspondence with members of the Martin Family, including lengthy correspondence with William E. Martin, 1899 1929.

Box-folder Contents
5.1 Delta Barton (Darwin D. Martin's sister), 1874, 1891
5.2 Hiram Martin (Darwin D. Martin's father), 1892-1893
5.3 Isabelle (Belle) R. Martin (Darwin D. Martin's wife), 1894-1895
5.4 Isabelle (Belle) R. Martin, 1912and undated
5.5-5.27 William E. Martin (Darwin D. Martin's brother), 1898-1929
5.28 William E. Martin correspondence concerning Frank Lloyd Wright, 1902-1906, 1910

Includes clippings concerning Wright-Cheney trip, 1909-1910

5.29-5.25 Louis Frank Martin (Darwin D. Martin's brother), 1900-1935
5.36 Darwin D. Martin to family, 1898-1930
5.37 Darwin D. Martin (Photocopies from Darwin D. Martin Frank Lloyd Wright), 1904-1933
Letters to Darwin D. Martin, 1893-1912
Item Contents
1
Autograph letter signed (ALS), 5p., Cambridge, Massachusetts, January 16, 1893
2
Autograph letter signed (ALS), 9p., Cambridge, Massachusetts, February 9, 1893
3
Autograph letter signed (ALS), 1p., East Aurora, New York, March 13 [1893?]
4
Autograph letter signed (ALS), 1p., East Aurora, New York, March 23, 1893
5
Autograph letter signed (ALS), 1p., East Aurora, New York, May 27, 1893
6
Autograph letter signed (ALS), 5p., Hudson, Illinois, June 22, 1893
7
Autograph letter signed (ALS), 2p., Boston, Massachusetts, November 20, 1893
8
Autograph letter signed (ALS), 2p., London, England, June 22, 1894
9
Autograph letter signed (ALS), 1p., East Aurora, New York, October 8, 1895
10
Autograph letter signed (ALS), 1p., East Aurora, New York, October 10, 1895
11
Autograph letter signed (ALS), 1p., East Aurora, New York, October 15 [1895?]
12
Autograph letter signed (ALS), 1p., East Aurora, New York, January 10, 1986
13
The Society of the Philistines. D.S. membership card with note attached, , East Aurora, New York, January 16, 1896
2 items
14
Autograph letter signed (ALS), 1p., East Aurora, New York, March 6, 1896
15
Autograph letter signed (ALS), 1p., East Aurora, New York, June 4, 1897
16
Autograph letter signed (ALS), 1p., East Aurora, New York, June 15, 1897
17
Autograph letter signed (ALS), 1p., East Aurora, New York, March 18, 1898
18
Typed letter signed (TLS), 1p., East Aurora, New York, December 15, 1898
19
Typed letter signed (TLS), 1p., East Aurora, New York, March 13, 1899
20
Typed letter signed (TLS), 1p., East Aurora, New York, July 2, 1901
21
[Martin, Darwin D. to Elbert Hubbard] Typed letter (TL) [carbon], 1p., [Buffalo, New York?] July 3, 1901
22
Typed letter signed (TLS), 1p., East Aurora, New York, October 14, 1901. To the Larkin Soap Company
23
Autograph letter signed (ALS), 1p., East Aurora, New York, August 29, 1902
24
Typed letter signed (TLS), 1p., East Aurora, New York, October 9, 1902
25
Typed letter signed (TLS), 1p., East Aurora, New York, September 20, 1902
26
[Martin, Darwin D. to Elbert Hubbard] Typed letter (TL) [carbon], 2p., [Buffalo, New York?], September 9, 1902.
27
Autograph letter signed (ALS), 1p., East Aurora, New York, October 31, 1906
28
Typed letter signed (TLS), 1p., East Aurora, New York, January 25, 1912 [with enclosures]

[Martin, Darwin D.]. Typed letter (TL) [carbon], 1p., [Buffalo, New York?], January 24, 1912. To Elbert Hubbard.
[Martin, Darwin D.]. Typed letter (TL) [carbon], 1p., [Buffalo, New York?], October 13, 1911. To Mr. Fred Berger, Columbia Theatre Company, Washington, D.C.
Berger, Fred G. Typed letter signed (TLS), 1p., Washington, D.C., October 11, 1911. To Darwin D. Martin.
[Martin, Darwin D.]. Typed letter (TL) [carbon], 1p., [Buffalo, New York?], October 9, 1911. To Fred G. Berger.
Martin, Darwin D. Typed letter signed (TLS), 1p., Buffalo, New York, October 4, 1911. To Fred G. Berger (with Berger's response on same letter)

Box-folder Contents
5.39 "The Boy from the Missouri Valley", undated
Box-folder Contents
5.40 Letters to Darwin D. Martin, 1901-1915
Box-folder Contents
5.41 Draft of "Romeo and Juliet", 1929?
Box-folder Contents
6.1 Automobile Receipts, circa 1903-1913
6.2 Brotherhood of St. Andrew, undated
6.3 Buffalo Chamber of Commerce, 1905, 1909; Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences, 1909, 1936; Millard Fillmore Hospital, 1926
6.4 Christian Science, 1913
6.5 Christmas cards, 1913, undated
6.6 Clippings, 1906-1928
6.7 Ephemera
6.8 Hughes, Charles Evans, 1905, 1907-1908
6.9 Lehman, Herbert, 1934
6.10 Martin House, 125 Jewett Parkway - Clippings, 1905
6.11 Obituaries of Darwin D. Martin, 1935
6.12 Pine Mountain School - Darwin D. Martin resignation as trustee, undated
6.13 Progressive Party, 1912
6.14 Roosevelt, Franklin, 1931
6.15 University of Buffalo, 1920, 1928
6.16 Wedding account (written by Isabelle R. Martin), 1905
6.17 World War I service, 1917-1919
XII.    Financial Records 1902-1935

Contains a cash book, ledger, and balance sheets.

Box-folder Contents
7.1 Cashbook, 1902
[20.5 x 27 cm.]

Record of cash received and expended, arranged chronologically, including the name of the person or business monies were received from and paid to, and a breakdown of expenses and receipts by type. The cash book provides a detailed record of Darwin D. Martin's financial transactions and overall financial condition during 1902.

7.2 Ledger, circa 1923-1935
[30 x 34 cm.]

Contains accounts dated circa 1913 to 1935, with some earlier and later entries. Many of the accounts are carried over from a previous ledger, which has not been located. The cover of the ledger has a handwritten label identifying it as the "Estate of Darwin D. Martin Assignments to the Phoenix Corp." The accounts document Darwin D. Martin's investments in real estate, stocks, bond and other properties. Several accounts concern the buildings designed for the Martin Family by Frank Lloyd Wright. There are also accounts with Frank Lloyd Wright (1913 1935) and Frank Lloyd Wright, Inc. (1927 34 and 1929 30) showing Martin's financial dealings with Wright over a twenty year period.

7.3 Balance sheets, 1912-1917, 1917-1921

Contain annual summaries of Darwin Martin's financial status. Accounts include: Stocks, Bonds and Cash; Real Estate; Personal Property; Miscellaneous Assets; Loans, Notes and Mortgages; and Expense Accounts.

7.4 Contract, Isabelle R. Martin and Darwin D. Martin, 1932-1934
7.5 Inventory - Assets and Liabilities, 1933
7.6 Inventory - Buffalo-Phoenix Corporation, 1934
XIII.    Larkin Company circa 1900-1935

Correspondence, memoranda and other items concerning Darwin D. Martin and the Larkin Company.

Box Contents
8-9 Includes

Martin's correspondence and notes on profit sharing, 1910-1930
Martin's research and subsequent pamphlet, 1932-1933, on the history of the card ledger developed at the Larkin Company in 1880s
Letters, 1925, on the occasion of Martin's retirement from the Larkin Company
Letters, 1925-1928, on Martin's sale of Larkin Company stock
Advertising cards from 1882
Clippings concerning the "silver spoon" premiums offered by the Larkin Company in 1890
Folder of "paper clip" samples.

Box Contents
10-11 Correspondence, notes and other materials concerning the genealogy of the Martin family, primarily 1910-1930

Also includes documents and a letter concerning the Civil War service of Alexander Reidpath, the father of Isabelle Martin.

Box Contents
12-13 Primarily letters to Darwin R. Martin from family members and friends during period while Darwin R. was a student at Exeter Academy and Yale University, and during the early years of his business career. 1916-1925

Also includes biographical information of Darwin R. Martin; letters circa 1969-1977, concerning Frank Lloyd Wright; and early drafts, probably from the 1970s, of papers by DRM on Frank Lloyd Wright, Darwin D. Martin and the Wright Martin association.

Oversize-folder Contents
+1 Marriage Certificate. Alex. W. Reidpath and Kate Danner (Parents of Isabelle R. Martin), November 7, 1867
+2 Town view of Clayville, New York, 1890
+3 American Field Service. Certificate to Isabelle Reidpath Martin for donation of an ambulance in World War I undated
+4 United States Council of National Defense. Certificate to Darwin D. Martin for service during World War I, June 28, 1919
+5 Buffalo Common Council. Memorial for Darwin D. Martin, December 27, 1935
+6 Genealogical Chart. Maternal Ancestry of D. D. Martin, 1920
+7 Genealogical Chart. Table of Family von Witzleben. undated
+8 Buffalo Courier Express. Clipping, October 7, 1934
Box-folder Contents
14.1 Secretary's office diary (for Darwin R.?) 1939
14.2 Postmarked envelopes and stamps 1917-1945
14.3 Miscellaneous items 1926-1970
Item Contents
1
Handwritten ledger 1938-1941(?)
4 pieces
2
Handwritten letter to D.R. Martin from A.T. Leavitt, Hamilton By-Byproduct Coke Ovens, Ltd. 1934
3
International driving permit, D.R. Martin 1970

Contains photo

4
Typed poem June 14, 1926
3" x 5" card
5
RCA Deluxe Recording Disc undated
20 cm diameter

Paper sleeve marked "Sheridan - Spring in Manhattan"

Box-folder Contents
14.4 Business papers- Darwin R. Martin 1933

Includes items from Discretionary Accounts, Inc., an investment company managed by Darwin R. Martin, and O'Brian, Potter & Stafford including advertising, correspondence, handwritten notes, and hand drawn flow chart of economic structure.

14.5 Investment records, Darwin D. Martin 1925-1930
14.6 Insurance records - Darwin R. Martin 1945-1967
14.7 Darwin R. Martin writings undated
14.8 Darwin R. Martin - "Report on the Gold Deposits of Georgia with Particular Reference to the Dahlonega Camp and Detailed Examination of the Crown Mountain Mining Company's Properties" 1933

Report contains 17 black and white photos. Also includes oversize map of Capps Mine Workings, 1933.

14.9 Typed outline - [Merger and Consolidation] undated
49 pages
14.10 "Dewey's Financial History" undated

Typed outline with handwritten notes on economic history of U.S. (by D.R.M.?)

14.11 Darwin R. Martin family items 1938-1969

Includes obituary for Laura Martin (1969), DRM's wife; Laura Martin's promissory notes; wedding announcement for Darwin R. Martin and Mrs. Mildred Fritz Burr (1972), and correspondence

14.12 Bloor Building, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1926-1933

Contains Darwin D. Martin mortgages, correspondence, etc.

14.13 800 Ferry Street, Buffalo, New York 1929-1940

Contains ledger sheet, 4 black and white photos of construction (1929) and architects' specifications for alterations (1939)

14.14 Stuyvesant Hotel, Buffalo, New York 1945, undated

Contains 11 negatives, 3 color photos, letter to Mr. Martin from Ray Stack, hotel brochure


Search Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Library's online catalog.

Contributors

Martin, Darwin R. (Darwin Reidpath), 1900-1979
State University of New York at Buffalo. University Archives
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959

Subjects

Darwin D. Martin House (Buffalo, N.Y.)
Hubbard, Elbert, 1856-1915
Larkin Co.
Larkin Soap Company
Martin, Darwin R. (Darwin Reidpath), 1900-1979
Martin, Isabelle R. (Isabelle Reidpath)
Martin, William E.
Martin, D. D. (Darwin D.), 1865-1935
Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959

Genres

Correspondence
Diaries
Ledgers (account books)

Associated Material

Photocopies from MS 22.8

Photocopies of some letters from MS 22.8, Boxes 1-2, primarily concerning Martin family affairs or the public life of Darwin D. Martin were added to MS 22.6 as indicated below. The originals of these letters remain in MS 22.8.

Thomas Berry to Darwin D. Martin, December 8, 1904 [Box/Folder 5.37]
Darwin D. Martin to Thomas Berry, June 30, 1905 [Box/Folder 5.37]
Horace Warren to DRM, July 31, 1906 [Box/Folder 5.39]
Darwin D. Martin to Horace Warren, August 7, 1906 [Box/Folder 5.39]
Booker T. Washington to Darwin D. Martin, March 29, 1907 [Box/Folder 5.40]
Darwin D. Martin to W.H. Crosby, October 23, 1908 [Box/Folder 6.8]
Charles Evans Hughes to Darwin D. Martin, November 5, 1908 [Box/Folder 6.8]
Booker T. Washington, July 29, 1909 [Box/Folder 5.40]
John D. Larkin Jr. to Darwin D. Martin, January 28, 1911 [Box 8]
Darwin D. Martin to W.H. Phillips, August 17, 1911 [Box/Folder 5.37]
Darwin D. Martin to Mrs. Maud L. Huffer, May 18, 1912 [Box/Folder 5.37]
L. Gertrude Angell to Darwin D. Martin, September 29, 1913 [Box/Folder 5.37]
Darwin D. Martin to L. Gertrude Angell, October 3, 1913 [Box/Folder 5.37]
Darwin D. Martin to Henry R. Howland, January 7, 1914 [Box/Folder 5.37]
Darwin D. Martin to Josephus Daniels, April 6, 1914 [Box/Folder 5.37]
Josephus Daniels to Darwin D. Martin, April 10, 1914 [Box/Folder 5.37]
Booker T. Washington to Darwin D. Martin, December 28, 1914 [Box/Folder 5.40]
Booker T. Washington to Darwin D. Martin, March 11, 1915 [Box/Folder 5.40]
Booker T. Washington to Darwin D. Martin, October 15, 1915 [Box/Folder 5.40]
Darwin D. Martin to E.J. Ward, October 15, 1915 [Box/Folder 5.37]
E.J. Ward to Darwin D. Martin, December 18, 1915 [Box/Folder 5.37]
John R. Mott to Darwin D. Martin, December 20, 1916 [Box/Folder 5.37]
Darwin D. Martin to Joseph S. Ford, August 27, 1918 [Box 12]
Darwin D. Martin to Isabelle R. Martin, September 21, 1926 [Box/Folder 5.37]
Darwin D. Martin to John Young-Hunter, March 9, 1927 [Box/Folder 5.37]
John Young-Hunter to Darwin D. Martin, Friday, [March?] 29th, [1927?] [Box/Folder 5.37]
Darwin D. Martin to John Young-Hunter, April 1, 1927 [Box/Folder 5.37]
Darwin D. Martin to John Young-Hunter, July 15, 1927 [Box/Folder 5.37]
John Young-Hunter to Darwin D. Martin, undated [Box/Folder 5.37]
Darwin D. Martin to Isabelle R. Martin, September 2, 1927 [Box/Folder 5.37]
Darwin D. Martin to Isabelle R. Martin, September 6, 1927 [Box/Folder 5.37]
Darwin D. Martin to Isabelle R. Martin, September 12, 1927 [Box/Folder 5.37]
Darwin D. Martin to Isabelle R. Martin, September 27, 1927 [Box/Folder 5.37]
Darwin D. Martin to Isabelle R. Martin, September 28, 1927 [Box/Folder 5.37]
Darwin D. Martin to Isabelle R. Martin, September 29, 1927 [Box/Folder 5.37]
Darwin D. Martin to Isabelle R. Martin, October 3, 1927 [Box/Folder 5.37]
Isabelle R. Martin to Darwin D. Martin, October 3, [1928?] [Box/Folder 5.37]
Darwin D. Martin to Isabelle R. Martin, October 4, 1928 [Box/Folder 5.37]
Darwin D. Martin to Isabelle R. Martin, October 2, 1929 [Box/Folder 5.37]
Darwin D. Martin to Isabelle R. Martin, October 3, 1929 [Box/Folder 5.37]
Isabelle R. Martin to Darwin D. Martin, October 4, 1929 [Box/Folder 5.37]
Darwin D. Martin to Isabelle R. Martin, October 4, 1929 [Box/Folder 5.37]
Darwin D. Martin to DRM, March 7, 1930 [Box/Folder 5.37]
Darwin D. Martin to Uncle Will and Aunt Delta, November 2, 1931 [Box/Folder 5.37]
Darwin D. Martin to Delta Barton, 1931 [Box/Folder 5.37]
Darwin D. Martin to Delta and Will, September 5, 1933 [Box/Folder 5.37]


Related Resources in the University Archives

Related Darwin D. Martin-Frank Lloyd Wright Collections

MS 22.0 , Architectural Drawings of the Darwin D. Martin House and Graycliff, 1904-1988
MS 22.1 , Frank Lloyd Wright Correspondence with Michael Meredith Hare, 1933, 1940
MS 22.2 , Darwin D. Martin, Reference Files, 1904-2010
MS 22.3 , Graycliff Construction Photographs, circa 1926-1938
MS 22.4 , Blueprints of the W.W. Davies Residence, Louisville, Kentucky, Undated
MS 22.5 , Darwin D. Martin Photographs, circa 1860s-1970s
MS 22.7 , Darwin D. Martin Correspondence with O.S. Lang, 1904-1921
MS 22.8 , Frank Lloyd Wright-Darwin D. Martin Papers, circa 1888-1979
MS 22.9 , Larkin Company Plans, 1904, 1912
MS 22.91 , Darwin D. Martin Digitization Project, 2006-2008
MS 22.92 , Darwin D. Martin Digital Images, circa 1860s-1970s
MS 22.93 Darwin D. Martin-Frank Lloyd Wright Collection, Oral Histories, 1971-1980
MS 22.10 Historic American Building Survey Drawings, Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House, Buffalo, New York, 1986-1987
MS 68 , Graycliff Conservancy, Inc. Collection
3/1/445 , Friends of the Darwin D. Martin House, Records,1966-1982