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titleEyre de Lanux papers, 1905-1992.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titlePersonal correspondence (1915-83); sixty volumes of diaries (1923-1988); drafts of short stories, essays, and magazine articles (1922-ca.1955); pencil sketches of Paris café scenes (ca. 1922-25); portraits of friends, including Romaine Brooks, and photographs of fresco works. Major correspondents include Paolo Casagrande, Pierre de Lanux, Alexander Lenard, and Evelyn Wyld. There are two letters from Natalie Clifford Barney. Also present are research materials assembled by de Lanux in preparing a biography of Tobias Lear, secretary to George Washington and a distant relation of the Eyre family.

Bio / His Notes:
Painter, designer, writer; b. 1894; d. 1996. Elizabeth Eyre de Lanux was born in Johnstown, Pa. She studied in New York at the Art Students League and in 1918 married Pierre de Lanux, a French diplomat and man of letters. The couple moved to Paris, where Eyre de Lanux (as she styled herself) began studies at the Academy Colarossi with Paul Serusier, eventually becoming a designer of Art Deco lacquered furniture and patterned rugs. From 1922 to 1924, she wrote a column for Town & Country magazine, "Letters from Elizabeth," in which she described the modernist milieu in which she moved. She was a regular at the weekly salons of Natalie Clifford Barney on the rue Jacob. Following her return to New York after the war, de Lanux wrote for the New Yorker and Harper's Bazaar magazines. Pierre and Eyre de Lanux had one child, Anne de Lanux Strong. Pierre died in 1955 and Eyre de Lanux died in 1996 at the age of 102.

SEE Series 2: Correspondence, 1918-1989, n.d. (boxes 3-6, 3.2 linear ft.
Box 4; De La Mar, Alice, 1950-81, n.d.
extent15.3 linear ft.
formatsCorrespondence Diaries Photographs Sketches Works of Art
accessOpen for Research. Use requires an appointment.
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finding aidElectronic finding aid available at
acquisition informationDonated 1996 by Anne de Lanux Strong, Lanux's daughter, and Paul R. Eyre, her grandson.
updated02/07/2020 18:20:23

titleCharles Boultenhouse and Parker Tyler Papers, 1927-1994
repositoryNew York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives Division
collection titleThe Charles Boultenhouse and Parker Tyler Papers (1927-1994) consist of correspondence; published and unpublished manuscripts and typescripts of each man’s writings; photographs; personal files and mementos; subject files; films; sound recordings; art work; and printed material including books, periodicals, catalogs, and brochures. The papers document the men’s relationship of almost 30 years; their involvement in and contribution to the arts; their social life with friends and colleagues; and, to some extent, the activities of the artistic communities with which they were involved. The bulk of the papers cover the period from 1945 on, after the men met and began living together, and so are in a sense the papers of their household as well as those of each man individually.

Biographical Note
Charles Boultenhouse was a writer and filmmaker. His partner, for nearly thirty years, was the renowned film critic Parker Tyler.

SEE Correspondence, Box 3, Folder 19

Call Number MssCol 349
Location Humanities- Manuscripts & Archives
extent35 boxes
formatsCorrespondence Ephemera Personal Papers Photographs Sound Recording
accessRestricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated. Fire-damaged material was replaced by photocopies. The original material is unavailable for use. Use of films and sound recordings restricted pending creation of surrogate copies.
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record source
finding aidFinding aid available in repository and on internet.
acquisition informationPurchased from George Robert Minkoff Inc., March, 1996.
updated11/12/2014 11:30:03