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Harry Lunn Papers, 1855-1999, bulk 1965-1999

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Lunn (Harry) Papers
Series IV. Business files, 1965-1998 8 Linear Feet (20 boxes)
The series encompasses the history of the firm as it becomes a corporation, raises capital through stock offerings, and ultimately repurchases the shares and operates with Lunn as the sole stockholder. Included are corporate records, financial statements and tax returns, inventory lists, financial statement working papers, bank records, and a large volume of receipts for travel, business promotion and other business expenses.
Lunn Gallery was established by Harry H. Lunn and a small group of investors in 1968. In 1970-1971, a new group of investors joined with the existing stockholders to form Graphics International Ltd. as a holding company, with Lunn Gallery continuing to be the operating entity. This provided capital for building inventory. Bank financing also provided funds for operations and expansion. All of these developments are documented here.
By August 1982, financial conditions had changed such that Lunn was able to buy out the stockholders, principally with inventory, and become the sole stockholder of the firm, now called Lunn Ltd. Material regarding the civil suit that Clive Gray, one of the largest stockholders, instituted against the company in 1995-1996 is contained in this series.
In July 1983, Lunn closed the gallery at 406 Seventh Street in Washington D. C. and began operating as a private dealer. From then until his death Lunn ran the company by himself, assisted at times by Michael Howells, Wouter Deyrutter, his grown children, and others. Their expenses, as well as business expenses including travel and promotional expenses, are included among the receipts in the series.
Lunn also participated in a few joint real estate ventures which are reflected in this series. In the early 1980s he formed a partnership in which he held a one-third interest to develop six new galleries at 406 Seventh Street, N. W. in Washington, D. C. He also acted as agent for the 1200 East Capitol Company, a condominium project, from 1983 to 1988.
Arrangement
The material in this series is arranged thematically, roughly following the history of Graphics International Ltd. and Lunn Ltd.
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107-109 Corporate records, 1968-1996
These files contain materials that document the company history and include communications with stockholders, proposals to attract capital, and the civil action against Lunn brought by shareholder Clive Gray.
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107 1 Articles of Incorporation, by-laws, first board meeting, 1968
107 2 Company history, Lunn Ltd., 1991
107 3-9 Memoranda to directors, 1968-1983
Includes reorganizations, stock offerings, and proposals to attract capital.
107 3 1968-1970
107 4 1970-1976
107 5 1977-1978
107 6 1979
107 7 1979
Merger proposal
107 8 1980-1981
107 9 1982-1983
Includes 1983 reorganization
107 10-12 Memoranda to stockholders, 1970-1982
Regarding nomination of directors, discussions of financial data, and stock redemptions.
107 10 1970-1981
Includes 1979 stock repurchase.
107 11 1970-1982
107 12 Stock redemption, 1982
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108 1 Shareholder payments, 1979-1981
108 2-9 Proposals to attract capital, 1969-1982
108 2 Stock offering, draft prospectus, 1970
108 3 Prospectus samples, 1969-1972
108 4 Business description, 1980 August
108 5 Neuberger and Berman proposal, 1980-1981
108 6-7 1980 proposal, 1980-1981
108 6 Notes and valuation of Graphics International, 1980
108 7 Correspondence, 1980-1981
108 8 Share redemption, 1982
108 9 Exchange of inventory for shares redeemed, 1982
108 10 Dun & Bradstreet, 1980
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109 1-3 Civil action brought by stockholder Clive Gray, 1989-1996
109 1 1989-1995
109 2 1994-1995
109 3 1995-1996
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109-110 Financial statement working papers, 1971-1995
Contains raw data for generating accounting statements and reports.
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109 4 1971-1972
109 5 1982-1983
109 6 1984 June 30
109 7 1985-1986, 1986-1987
109 8 1987-1988
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110 1 1990 June 30
110 2 1991 June 30
110 3 1992 June 30
110 4 1992-1993
110 5 1993 June 30
110 6 1994 June 30
110 7 1993-1994
110 8 1994-1995
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111-112 Accountants, 1970-1997
Includes accountants' correspondence and notes relating to annual audit as well as inventory, sales lists, and inventory reconciliations. Also included is a small amount of related attorney correspondence.
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111 1-7 Price Waterhouse, 1970-1981
111 1 Correspondence, 1970-1981
111 2 Annual audit, 1977-1978
111 3 Inventory lists, consignment reconciliations, and "arts payable", 1978-1979
Originally housed under Price-Waterhouse heading.
111 4 "Art test," purchase agreements and inventory lists, 1978-1979
111 5 Art purchases, miscellaneous business expenses, and receipts, 1978-1979
Annual audits, 1979-1980
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111 6 1979
111 7 1979-1980
111 8 Kincaid, Coakley, 1982-1997
Contains correspondence and notes.
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111-112 Harshman, 1978-1988
Contains correspondence and notes.
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111 9 1978 June-December
111 10 1979 January-May
box folder
112 1 1979 June-December
112 2 1980 January-June
112 3 1980-1988
112 4-5 Notes not identified by accountant, 1985-1987
112 4 1985-1986
112 5 1986-1987
112 6 Attorney correspondence, 1975-1981
Consultation on various corporate matters regarding artists' estates, corporate tax returns, and various financial matters.
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112-113 Graphics International records, 1969-1985
Includes financial statements, corporate tax returns, and resale permits and licenses.
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112 7-9 Bound financial statements, 1970-1984
112 7 1970-1975
112 8 1976-1979
112 9 1980-1984
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113 1 Corporate tax returns, 1980-1985
113 2 Permits and licenses, 1969-1985
Includes resale permit, New York State, business license, and business tax.
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113-114 Bank credit and investments, 1974-1998
Includes loan papers, correspondence, and sales documents.
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113 3-6 District of Columbia Bank, 1974-1989
113 3 1974-1975
113 4 1976-1977
113 5 1978-1979
113 6 1980-1989
113 7-9 Robert B Lennon/406 Partners, 1978-1988
113 7 1978-1985
113 8 Articles and correspondence, 1980-1988
113 9 Statements, 1981-1982
113 10 Rental House, sale, 1985
113 11 Franklin National Bank, 1997-1998
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114 1 1200 East Capitol Company, 1976-1988
A condominium investment.
114 2-3 Midland Marine Bank, 1976-1980
114 2 Financing for collections, 1976-1978
Regarding purchase of the Julia Margaret Cameron, Camera Work and Camera Notes collections.
114 3 Bank credit, 1978-1980
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114-118 Banking and charge card records, 1979-1996
Includes bank and charge card statements, deposit records, check registers, and receipts for wire transfers.
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114-116 Statements, monthly and year-end summaries, 1979-1996
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114 4 Harry Lunn escrow account, 1985-1989
114 5 Midland Bank, 1979-1980
American Express, 1965-1996
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114 6 Visa card, 1965-1987
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114-115 Gold card, 1987-1996
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114 7 1987-1990
114 8 1991-1992
114 9 1992-1993
box folder
115 1 1993-1994
115 2 1994-1995
115 3 1995-1996
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115-116 Platinum card, 1987-1996
box folder
115 4 1987-1991
115 5 1992-1993
115 6 1993-1994
box folder
116 1 1994-1995
116 2 1995-1996
116 3 Optima card, 1991-1995
116 4 First National Bank of Chicago, Visa card 1986, 1991
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116-117 Deposit records, 1983-1994
box folder
116 5 1983-1983
116 6 1984-1985
116 7 1985-1986
116 8 1986-1987
116 9 1987-1988
116 10 1988-1989
116 11 1989-1990
box folder
117 1 1990-1991
117 2 1991-1992
117 3 1992-1993
117 4 1993-1994
117 5-8 Check registers, 1982-1997
117 5 1982 November-1988 August
Includes checks 1091-1331.
117 6 1982-1983
Includes checks 16654-17037.
117 7 1984-1986
includes checks 1553-16192.
117 8 1986-1987
Includes checks 16195-16642.
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118 1-2 Bank receipts for wire transfers, 1984-1987
118 1 1984 April-1985 June
118 2 1986 June -1987 May
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118-126 Receipts, 1965-1998
Includes miscellaneous business, travel, business promotion, and shipping receipts.
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118-122 Miscellaneous business expenses, 1965-1998
box folder
118 3 1965-1977
118 4 1977 September-1978 June
1978
box folder
118 5 July
118 6 August
118 7 September
118 8 October
118 9 November
118 10 December
1979
box folder
119 1 January
119 2 February
119 3 March
119 4 April
119 5 May
119 6 June-September
box folder
120 1 1980 January-December
1981
box folder
120 2 January-March
120 3 April
120 4 1982 October
120 5 1983 March-December
1985
box folder
120 6 April-September
120 7 October-December
1986
box folder
121 1 January-March
121 2 April-May
121 3 May-July
121 4 August-December
1987
box folder
121 5 January-April
121 6 May
box folder
122 1 June-September
122 2 October –December
1988
box folder
122 3 January-June
122 4 July-December
122 5 1989 January-July
122 6 1996
122 7 1997
122 8 1998
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123-124 Travel expenses, 1965-1997
Includes train, air, taxi, hotel, and restaurant expenses.
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123 1 1965-1969
123 2 1984 January-June
123 3 1985-1986
123 4 1987
123 5 1988-1989
123 6 1993
123 7 1994
box folder
124 1 1995
124 2 Paris, 1996
124 3 London, 1996
124 4 United States, 1996
124 5-6 Ireland and Paris, 1996
124 5 Part I
124 6 Part II
124 7 Brussels, Basel, and New York, 1997
124 8-9 Shipping and office supplies, 1988-1995
124 8 1988-1989
124 9 1994-1995
124 10 Expenses, 1995-1996
Includes miscellaneous travel expenses and a list of expense categories.
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125 1-7 Business promotion, 1985-1995
125 1 1985-1986
125 2 1988-1989
125 3 1992
125 4 1993 non-US, 1993
125 5 1993-1994 US, 1993-1994
125 6 1994 non-US, 1994
125 7 Paris and New York, 1994-1995
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126 1-5 Wouter Deruytter expenses, 1995-1997
126 1-3 Travel receipts, 1996-1997
126 1 1996 January-December
126 2 1997 January-April
126 3 1997 May-October
126 4 Shipping receipts, 1996 July-1997 January
126 5 Ticket stubs, 1995 October-1997 February
126 6-8 Michael Howells expenses, 1990-1993
1990-1991
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126 6 Part I
126 7 Part II
126 8 1992-1993
126 9 Kevin Donovan expenses, 1982-1987


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