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

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Lunn (Harry) Papers
Series V. Gallery operations, 1949-1998 29.4 Linear Feet (51 boxes)
The series contains files that detail the operations of the specific kind of business that was Lunn Ltd. Included are invoices; quarterly and monthly reports of sales by artist; art purchases; accounts payable and receivable; inventory lists; general ledgers; and sales ledgers. Daily operations are documented in files containing advertising; press releases and gallery reviews; exhibition and price lists; office expenses; and employee matters. Also included are appointment books and notebooks kept by Lunn to record client interests and other notes.
Arrangement
Arranged in two subseries: Series V.A. Sales, purchases, and accounts, 1969-1998, undated; Series V.B. Daily operations, 1969-1998, undated.
Series V.A. Sales, purchases, and accounts, 1969-1998, undated 23.33 Linear Feet (39 boxes)
The subseries includes invoices; quarterly and monthly reports of sales by artist; art purchases; accounts payable and receivable; inventory lists; general ledgers; and sales ledgers.
Arrangement
Arranged thematically and then by date.
box
127-142 Invoices, 1970-1994
Arranged by invoice number and date. Two sets of numbers were used for the first half of 1972.
box folder
127 1 1088-1163, 1970 December
Missing invoice numbers 1096 and 1115.
127 2 1164-1237, 44-81, 1971 January-March
Does not include invoices for February.
127 3 404-431, 1972 January
127 4 1653-1674, 1972 January
127 5 443-461, 1972 February
127 6 1665-1685, 1972 February
127 7 462-496, 1972 March
127 8 1686-1719, 1972 March
127 9 497-521, 1972 April
127 10 1720-1764, 1972 April
127 11 522-580, 1972 May
127 12 1765-1792, 1972 May
127 13 581-602, 1972 June
127 14 1793-1799, 1972 June
127 15 603-645, 1972 July
127 16 646-672, 1972 August
127 17 673-719, 1972 September
box folder
128 1 720-790, 1972 September
128 2 791-838, 1972 October
128 3 839-900, 1972 November
128 4 901-1011, 1972 December
128 5 1012-1088, 1973 January
128 6 1089-1151A, 1973 February
128 7 1152-1223, 1973 March
128 8 1224-1282, 1973 April
128 9 1283-1331, 1973 May
box folder
129 1 1332-1429, 1973 June
129 2 1430-1479, 1973 July
129 3 1480-1498, 1973 August
129 4 1499-1568, 1973 September
129 5 1569-1621, 1973 October
129 6 1622-1674, 1973 November
129 7 1675-1777, 1973 December
129 8 1778-1858, 1974 January
129 9 1974-1920, 1974 February
box folder
130 1 1921-1995, 1974 March
130 2 1996-2060, 1974 April
130 3 2061-2124, 1974 May
130 4 2125-2175, 1974 June
130 5 2176-2216, 1974 July
130 6 2217-2251, 1974 August
130 7 2252-2290, 1974 September
130 8 2291-2335, 1974 October
130 9 2336-2400, 1974 November
130 10 2401-2480, 1974 December
130 11 2481-2540, 1975 January
130 12 2541-2596A, 1975 February
box folder
131 1 2597-2644, 1975 March
Missing invoice 2506
131 2 2645-2696, 1975 April
131 3 2697-2768, 1975 May
131 4 2769-2820, 1975 June
131 5 2821-2868, 1975 July
131 6 2869-2937, 1975 August
131 7 2940-2996, 1975 September
131 8 2997-3069, 1975 October
131 9 3070-3120, 1975 November
131 10 3121-3182, 1975 December
box folder
132 1 3183-3245, 1976 January
132 2 3250-3299, 1976 February
132 3 3300-3340, 1976 March
132 4 3341-3403, 1976 April
132 5 3404-3451, 1976 May
132 6 3452-3502, 1976 June
132 7 3503-3533, 1976 July
132 8 3534-3560, 1976 August
132 9 3561-3597, 1976 September
132 10 3598-3665, 1976 October
132 11 3666-3720, 1976 November
132 12 3725-3774, 1976 December
box folder
133 1 3775-3823, 1977 January
Missing invoice numbers 3815 and 3819.
133 2 2001, 3824-3868, 1977 February
Missing invoice 3853. Includes 2001.
133 3 3869-3929A, 1977 March
133 4 3929-3979, 1977 April
133 5 3980-4049, 1977 May
133 6 4050-4087, 1977 June
133 7 4088-4137, 1977 July
133 8 4138-4183, 1977 August
Missing invoice number 4182.
box folder
134 1 4184-4289, 1977 September
134 2 4290-4348, 1977 October
134 3 4349-4421, 1977 November
134 4 4422-4500, 1977 December
134 5 4501-4553, 1978 January
134 6 4554-4616, 1978 February
134 7 4617-4686, 1978 March
box folder
135 1 4687-4730, 1978 April
135 2 4731-4815, 1978 May
Missing invoice number 4793.
135 3 4816-4864b, 1978 June
135 4 4865-4907, 1978 July
Missing invoice numbers 4879 and 4890.
135 5 4908-4949, 1978 August
135 6 4950-5001, 1978 September
135 7 5002-5058, 1978 October
135 8 5059-5097, 1978 November
Missing invoice number 5114.
135 9 5098-5157, 1978 December
Missing invoice number 5224.
box folder
136 1 5158-5193, 1979 January
136 2 5194-5218, 1979 February
136 3 5218-5270, 1979 March
136 4 5271-5315, 1979 April
Missing invoices 5279, 5284, 5287, 5297.
136 5 5316-5367, 1979 May
136 6 5368-5419, 1979 June
136 7 5420-5443, 1979 July
136 8 5444-5485, 1979 August
136 9 5486-5544B, 1979 September
136 10 5555-5635, 1979 October
box folder
137 1 5636-5704, 1979 November
137 2 5705-5774, 1979 December
137 3 5715-5846, 1980 January
137 4 5847-5909, 1980 February
Missing invoice 5905.
137 5 5910-5961, 1980 March
137 6 5962-6001, 1980 April
137 7 6002-6069, 1980 May
137 8 6070-6096, 1980 June
Missing invoice numbers 6074 and 6084.
137 9 6097-6149, 1980 July
Missing invoice numbers 6113 and 6117.
box folder
138 1 6150-6188, 1980 August
Missing invoice number 6179.
138 2 6189-6217, 1980 September
138 3 6218-6265, 1980 October
138 4 6266-6308, 1980 November
138 5 6309-6367, 1980 December
138 6 6368-6413, 1981 January
138 7 6414-6460, 1981 February
138 8 6461-6500, 1981 March
138 9 6502-6543, 1981 April
138 10 6544-6592, 1981 May
138 11 6593-6627, 1981 June
138 12 6628-6664, 1981 July
138 13 6665-6694, 1981 August
138 14 6695-6712, 1981 September
138 15 6713-6734, 1981 October
138 16 6735-6760, 1981 November
138 17 6761-6795, 1981 December
box folder
139 1 6796-6821, 1982 January
139 2 6822-6847, 1982 February
139 3 6848-6869, 1982 March
139 4 6870-6908, 1982 April
139 5 6909-6934, 1982 May
139 6 6935-6948, 1982 June
139 7 6949-6976, 1982 July
139 8 6977-6993, 1982 August
139 9 6992-7016, 1982 September
Invoice number 6992 is found in the August 1982 folder as well this folder; it is for Ansel Adams, Vertical, and Yousuf Karsh, Ernest Hemingway and Albert Einstein. Invoice #6992 in this folder is for Karsh, Humphrey Bogart.
Invoice number 6993 is found in the August 1982 folder as well as this folder; it is for Milton Avery, Helen and Lily, 1941 (two images). Invoice number 6993 in this folder is for Karsh, Georgia O'Keeffe.
139 10 7017-7027, 1982 October
139 11 7027-7046, 1982 November
Invoice number 7027 is found in the October 1982 folder as well as this folder. The October invoice is to the Droscher Gallery, Hamburg with a note to reduce Greene 1000 by $350. Invoice number 7027 in the November 1982 folder is to the Canadian Centre for Architecture.
139 12 7047-7073, 1982 December
139 13 7074-7088, 1983 January
139 14 7089-7109, 1983 February
139 15 7110-7129, 1983 March
139 16 7130-7144, 1983 April
board folder
139 17 7145-7163 1983 May
box folder
139 18 7164-7188, 1983 June
139 19 7189-7237, 1983 July-September
139 20 7238-7295, 1983 October-December
box folder
140 1 7296-7338, 1984 January-March
140 2 7339-7372, 1984 April-June
140 3 7373-7429, 1984 July-December
Missing invoice number 7392.
140 4 7403-7504, 1985 January-June
140 5 7610-7732, 1986-1987
Missing number invoice 7674.
140 6 7733-7834, 1987 July-1988 June
140 7 7835-7944, 1988 July-1989 June
140 8 7946-7999, 1990 March-June
box folder
141 1 8000-8073, 1989 June-1990 June
Invoices in this folder duplicate dates in Box 140, but with different numbers.
141 2 8074-8123, 1990 July-1991 June
141 3 8124-8173, 1990 December-1991 June
141 4 8174-8257, 1991 July-1992 June
141 5 8258-8284, 1992 July-December
141 6 List of invoices, 1991-1992
141 7 8285-8344, 1993
141 8 8345-8409, 1994 January-March
box folder
142 1 Invoice register, 1979-1988
box
143-144 Sales reports, 1969-1983
box folder
143 1-13 Quarterly reports, 1975-1982
143 1 Berenice Abbott, 1980-1982
143 2 Ansel Adams (Joe Tartt), 1977-1980
143 3 Milton Avery, 1975-1981
143 4 Hans Bellmer, 1977
143 5 Michael Clark, 1979-1982
143 6 Items owned with P & D Colnaghi, 1978-1981
Regarding items jointly owned with the dealer.
143 7 William Eggleston, 1976-1978
143 8 Evan and Frederick Evans, 1975-1978
143 9 Walker Evans, 1979-1981
143 10 Louis Fauer, 1977-1979
143 11 Jacob Kainen, 1980-1981
143 12 Yousuf Karsh, 1981-1982
143 13 Various artists, 1979-1982
143 14 Monthly reports, 1982 May-1982 June
143 15 Graphics International sales report, 1975 July
143 16 Use tax monthly return period, 1983 May 31
box
143-144 Notes for sales reports, 1969-1971
box folder
143 17 1969 September-1969 October
143 18 1969 November
143 19 1970 [?] February-1970 [?] May
box folder
144 1 1970 August 6
Period ending August 6 1970.
144 2 1970 October-1971 January
144 3 Notes for sales tax calculation, 1977-1980
box
144-147 Art purchases, 1976-1998, undated
box folder
144 4 1976-1977
144 5 January 1978-June 1978
144 6-9 1978-1979
144 6 First quarter
144 7 Second quarter
144 8 Third quarter
144 9 Fourth quarter
box
144-145 1979-1980
box folder
144 10 First quarter
box folder
145 1 Second quarter (October)
145 2 Second quarter (November, December)
145 3 Third quarter
Includes inventory lists.
145 4 Fourth quarter
Includes inventory lists.
box
145-146 1980-1981
box folder
145 5-6 First quarter
145 5 Part I
Labeled "PW Art Purchases."
145 6 Part II
145 7-8 Second quarter
145 7 Part I
Labeled "PW Art Purchases."
145 8 Part II
145 9 Third quarter
box folder
146 1-2 Fourth quarter
146 1 Part I
Labeled "PW Art Purchases."
146 2 Part II
146 3-6 1981-1982
146 3 First quarter
146 4 Second quarter
146 5 Third quarter
146 6 Fourth quarter
146 7-10 1982-1983
146 7 First quarter
146 8 Second quarter
146 9 Third quarter
146 10 Fourth quarter
146 11 1983-1984
146 12 1984-1985
146 13 1985-1986
146 14 1986-1987
146 15 1987-1988
146 16 1988-1989
146 17 1989-1990
146 18 1990-1991
Includes inventory lists.
box folder
147 1 1991-1992
Includes inventory lists.
147 2 1992-1993
147 3 1993-1994
147 4 1994-1995
147 5 1996-1997
147 6 1997-1998
147 7 undated
147 8-11 Accounts payable: art, 1979-1997
147 8 1979-1980
147 9 1981
147 10 1982
Includes inventory lists and some receivables.
147 11 1986-1997
box
148-153 Accounts payable: trade, 1976-1998
box folder
148 1 1976 June 30
Graphics International, Ltd. materials relating to annual audit for fiscal year ending 1976. Includes correspondence regarding outstanding debts, prepayments, and other fiscal concerns.
148 2 1976-1977
148 3 1978 October-December
148 4-6 1981
148 4 May
148 5 June
board folder
148 6 July
box folder
148 7 1984 May-December
148 8 1985 January-June
box folder
149 1 1989 March-December
box folder
49 2-4 1990
box folder
149 2 January-May
149 3 June-September
149 4 October-December
box folder
49 5-7 1991
box folder
149 5 January-April
149 6 May-August
149 7 September-December
box folder
50 1-4 1992
box folder
150 1 January-March
150 2 April-June
150 3 July-September
150 4 October-December
box folder
151 1 1993 January-March
151 2 1993 April-June
151 3 1993 July-October
151 4 1993 November-December
151 5 1994 January-February
151 6 1994 January-July
box folder
152 1 1994 August-December
152 2 1995 January-February
152 3 1995 March-April
152 4 1995 May-August
152 5 1995 September-December
box folder
153 1 1996 January-February
153 2 1996 March-May
153 3 1996 June-August
153 4 1996 September-December
153 5 1996
Paris accounts.
153 6 1997-1998
153 7-9 Accounts receivable, 1976-1992
153 7 1976-1977
153 8 1985-1986
153 9 1991-1992
box
154-155 Inventory lists, 1971-1994, undated
As of June 30, unless otherwise noted.
box folder
154 1 1971
154 2 1972
154 3 1973
154 4 1974
154 5 1975
154 6 1976
154 7 1977
154 8 1978
154 9 1979
154 10 1981
154 11 1982
154 12 1983
154 13 1984
As of 1984 December.
154 14 Changes in inventory, 1985
As of June 30.
154 15 1986
box folder
155 1 1987
155 2 1988
Contains corrections as of January 1990.
155 3 1989
Includes lists of cost of sales for 1988-1989 and corrections to inventory.
155 4 1991
155 5 1993
155 6 1994
155 7 undated
155 8 Arts inventory, 1980-1982
155 9 406 Partners inventory, undated
Regarding gallery's move to new location.
box
156-161 General ledgers and journals, 1970-1990
ledgers for 1988-1945 consist only of unbound photocopies.
box folder
156 1 1970-1972
156 2 1972-1973
156 3 1973-1974
box folder
157 1 1974-1975
157 2 1975-1976
157 3 1976-1977
box folder
158 1 1977-1978
158 2 1978-1979
box folder
159 1 1980-1981
159 2 1981-1982
159 3 1982-1983
box folder
160 1 1983-1984
160 2 1984-1985
160 3 1989-1990
box folder
161 1 1988-1989
161 3 1991-1992
161 3 1994-1995
box
162-165 Sales ledgers, 1971-1989
box folder
162 1-2 1971-1973
162 1 A-H
162 2 I-Z
box
162-165 1973-1983
box folder
162 3 A-B
box folder
163 1 C-D
163 2 E-G
163 3 H-J
box folder
164 1 K-L
164 2 M-O
164 3 P-R
box folder
165 1 S
165 2 T-Z
165 3 1988-1989
Series V.B Daily operations, 1949-1998, undated 6.13 Linear Feet (12 boxes)
The subseries consists of materials related to the day-to-day business of running the gallery. Included are files containing advertising, press releases, gallery reviews, exhibition and price lists, office expenses, and employee matters. It also contains appointment books and notebooks kept by Lunn detailing client interests and other notes.
Arrangement
Arranged thematically.
box folder
166 1 Press releases, 1979-1981
166 2 Gallery reviews and articles, 1968-1978, undated
1968-1978, undated
box folder
188* 1 "Washington Photo Gallery Succumbs to Market Decline," 1983 January
Front page article in the New Art Examiner regarding closing of Lunn Gallery.
box folder
166 3 Exhibition lists, 1972-1978, undated
Desk copies.
166 4-5 Catalogues and brochures, 1971-1976
Desk copies.
166 4 A-L, 1973-1976
166 5 N-Z 1971-1975
166 6-8 Exhibitions, 1978-1980, undated
166 6 The Quality of Presence, 1978
Includes revised price list, catalogue.
166 7 Pictorial Photography, 1980
The exhibition honors Professor Peter C. Bunnell, editor of A Photographic Vision: Pictorial Photography, 1889-1923.
166 8 Installation photographs, undated
box folder
167 1-7 Price lists, 1974-1995
167 1 1974-1979
167 2 1980-1983
167 3 1990-1995
167 4-5 Binders, 1972-1980
167 4 A-H, 1974-1979
167 5 I-Z, 1972-1980
167 6-7 Exhibition price check lists, 1972-1997, undated
167 6 1972-1983, undated
167 7 1991-1997
box folder
168 1-4 Requests for catalogues, 1975-1977, undated
168 1 Berence Abbott, 1975-1976
168 2-4 Catalogue 5, 19th and 20th century, 1976-1977, undated
168 2 1976
168 3 1977
168 4 Mailing lists, undated
168 5-14 Advertising, 1971-1982
Advertising is primarily for exhibition listings.
168 5 Arts Washington, Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington, 1982
168 6 Camera 35, 1972-1977
168 7 Washington Star-News (The Evening Star), 1973-1977
168 8 The Photo Reporter, 1973-1976
168 9 The Print Collector's Newsletter, 1971-1978
168 10 The Village Voice, 1977
168 11 The Washington Post, 1968-1978
168 12 Washington Review, 1978-1979
168 13 Washingtonian Magazine, 1968-1978
168 14 Miscellaneous listings, 1975-1976
board folder
168 15-16 Permissions to publish, 1976-1996
Contains rights and reproductions requests.
box folder
168 15 1976-1996
168 16 Gallery of World Photography, 1982
168 17 Copyright information and correspondence, 1972
168 18 New York State Visual Arts and Multiples Law, 1982
box
169-170 Appointment books, 1976-1998
box folder
169 1 Appointment calendar, 1976
169 2 1980
169 3 1983
169 4 1985 September-1986 September
169 5 1986 September-1987 September
169 6 1987 September-1988 September
169 7 1988 September-1989 September
169 8 1989 September-1990 September
169 9 1990 September-1991 September
169 10 1991 September-1992 September
169 11 1992 September-1993 September
169 12 1993 September-1994 September
box folder
170 1 1994 September-1995 September
170 2 1995 September-1996 September
170 3 1996 September-1997 September
170 4 1997 September-1998 September
170 5-6 Notebooks, 1969-1984
Contain miscellaneous business notes.
170 5 1969, undated
170 6 1984
170 7-8 Journals, 1990-1994
Contain notes on prospective clients.
170 7 1990 May-1991 January
170 8 1994
box folder
171 1 Miscellaneous addresses, 1979-1990, undated
171 2 Library, 1992 March 15
Inventory of materials destroyed in a flood.
171 3 Photography books and dealer lists, 1949-1960
171 4-5 Travel arrangements, 1972-1985
171 4 1972-1978
171 5 1982-1985
171 6-7 Instructions to employees, 1975-1998
Notes and memos to staff regarding clients, sales, purchases, and other daily business matters.
171 6 Maurizia Grossman, 1975-1978
171 7 Deruytter, Baglia, McCary, 1993-1998
171 8 Len Hartnett archival products, 1975-1981
171 9 Photography services (transparancies), undated
box
171-172 Shipping, 1975-1998
Includes shipping forms, air bills, and so forth.
box folder
171 10 Pan American Airways, 1975
box folder
172 1-2 Emery Air Freight, 1975-1980
172 1 1975-1977
172 2 1978-1980
172 3 FedEx, 1994-1998
172 4 Export declarations, insurance, 1975-1976
172 5 Office expenses, 1971-1981
172 6 Miscellaneous cancelled checks, 1965-1967
box
172-173 Miscellaneous business papers, 1960s-1990s
Primarily handwritten loose notes.
box folder
172 7 1960s
172 8 1970s
box folder
173 1 1980s
173 2 1990s
173 3 undated
box
174-175 Harry Lunn expense records, 1967-1998
Records consist of items such as credit card receipts in the name of Harry Lunn, bills to Harry Lunn and/or Myriam Lunn for expenses such as florists, life insurance, IRS payments and general travel. Some of the expenses may be for personal rather than business purposes.
box folder
174 1 1967-1976
174 2 1977-1981
174 3 1981-1982
174 4 1983 July-September
174 5-6 1984
174 5 February-June
174 6 July-December
174 7 1985
174 8-9 1987
174 8 Part I
174 9 Part II
box folder
175 1 1988
175 2 1989
175 3-4 1992-1993
175 3 Travel
175 4 Shipping, office supplies, and library
175 5 1994-1995
175 5 Shipping and office supplies
175 6 Rent, telephone, and advertising
175 7 1998
175 8 Employment agencies, 1974-1977, undated
175 9-12 Requests for employment, 1974-1997, undated
175 9 1976-1978
175 10 1979
175 11 1980-1981, undated
175 12 1997
175 13 Employment arrangements between Harry Lunn and the corporation, 1970-1982
box folder
176 1 The Madeira School interns, 1976-1982
Sealed for 50 years from 2004.
176 2 Employee matters, 1974-1998
Sealed for 50 years from 2004.


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