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Dorothy Stewart to and from Delia Lewis, 1928-1954, undated

 File — binder: 128

Scope and Contents Note

From the Collection:

The Maria Chabot Papers contains materials collected by Maria Chabot. Included are personal records; diaries and travel diaries; extensive correspondence dating from 1933 to 2001 with colleagues, family, and friends; interviews with Chabot; photographs, slides, and negatives; notebooks, research notes, writings, brochures, photocopies, and other miscellaneous papers; as well as a small number of materials related to Chabot family history including family albums, histories, photographs and records. The bulk of the materials relate to Maria Chabot's research, writing, and literary work. There are more than 60 drafts or completed short stories, novels, and non-fiction materials that Chabot generated over the years, along with rejection letters she received from publishers; copies of the published articles on Indian arts and crafts that she wrote in the 1930s; and documents, notes, photographs, records and reports she generated when attending conferences, taking courses, and working on various projects. Chabot undertook significant projects in the 1930s and 1940s, including a photographic survey of Southwestern native and traditional arts and crafts with artist Dorothy N. Stewart; stewardship of the Los Luceros hacienda, deeded to her by museum founder Mary Cabot Wheelwright; and an unpublished book on her time as a companion of Georgia O'Keeffe at Ghost Ranch and the renovation of O'Keeffe's home in Abiquiu, New Mexico. The collection also contains books, newspaper and magazine clippings, art work, photographs, ephemera, and audiovisual materials of interest to Maria Chabot, which she collected over her lifetime.


  • Creation: 1928-1954, undated


Language of Materials

From the Collection:

Materials predominantly in English.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public for research purposes. Select materials in this collection may be restricted for reasons of cultural sensitivity or for privacy. Materials related to the Christiane Gallet biography are restricted. Some materials in this collection were labeled "confidential" by Maria Chabot during the course of her lifetime; they do not necessarily have present-day restrictions on access. See the Archivist for more information. Some materials are fragile and may require handling by the Archivist.


From the Collection: 74.4 Linear Feet (62 Full Hollinger boxes (15.25" x 5" x 10.25"): 25.85 Linear feet. 71 Half Hollinger boxes (15.25" x 2.5" x 10.25"): 14.84 Linear feet. 8 11x14 boxes: 9.36 Linear feet. 8 9x12 boxes: 9 Linear feet. 6 16x20 boxes: 10.02 Linear feet. 1 20x24 boxes: 2 Linear feet. 8 5x12 boxes: 3.33 Linear feet. 164 total boxes.)


Correspondence from Dorothy Stewart to Delia Lewis: There are eight dated letters and two dated postcards from Stewart to Lewis in this archive and this binder, Jan. 3 or 4, 1928 - August 9, 1938. There is one letter from Santa Fe; four from various locales in Mexico; two letters and two postcards from various locales in France; and one letter from Athens, Greece. The letter of Dec. 20, 1930 is illustrated, as are the letter of Oct. 2, 1937 [especially decorative], and the postcard of Aug. 9, 1938. The letter of Aug. 6, 1935 discusses M.C.'s eye operation in Mexico and the postcards and letters of 1937 and 1938 concern Stewart's travels in Europe with M.C. There are eight undated letters written from Stewart to Lewis. Four are written from Santa Fe; two from Mexico, D.F.; one from Hastings, NB; and one from Glacier National Park, which is illustrated with drawings of Blackfoot Indians. Correspondence from Delia Stewart Lewis to Dorothy Stewart: There is one post card, Aug. 16, 1954, from Lewis to Stewart from Greece.

Repository Details

Part of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Repository

217 Johnson Street
Santa Fe NM 87501 US