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Guide to the Doris Duke papers on the Shangri La residence, 1932-2003 and undated

Abstract

Traveling through many Muslim countries and parts of India during her honeymoon, Doris Duke was fascinated by Islamic cultural traditions, art and architecture. A visit to the Taj Mahal inspired Duke to eventually commission plans for the house she built in Hawaii. Duke engaged the architectural firm of Wyeth and King to design her Hawaiian home, and architects Marion Sims Wyeth and H. Drewry Baker worked closely with Duke to design the home, with Duke providing sketches and photographs of buildings and architectural details she had seen during her travels. Throughout her life, Doris Duke enthusiastically designed and redesigned her home and gardens, and in 1965 made a codicil in her will directing her executors to organize a foundation to manage and maintain Shangri La for the study and understanding of Middle Eastern art and culture.

The collection tells the story of Shangri La, the most intimate of Doris Duke's residences. While the collection spans the years 1932 to 2003, the materials primarily begin in 1936, with correspondence relating to early discussions of architects to design Shangri La in what was then the U.S. Territory of Hawaii, and end in the mid to late 1990s with materials related to the handling of the Estate of Doris Duke after her death in 1993. The materials primarily detail the design, construction, decoration, and furnishing of Shangri La and the routine business matters of its daily operation.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Duke, Doris, 1912-1993
Title
Doris Duke papers on the Shangri La residence 1932-2003
Language of Material
English, French
Extent
16.8 Linear Feet, approx. 10,680 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The Doris Duke papers on the Shangri La residence (formerly SL.2 and SL.2.8) are part of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Historical Archives which were donated to the Duke University. David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. The collection tells the story of Shangri La, the most intimate of Doris Duke's residences. While the collection spans the years 1932 to 2003, the materials primarily begin in 1936, with correspondence relating to early discussions of architects to design Shangri La in what was then the U.S. Territory of Hawaii, and end in the mid to late 1990s with materials related to the handling of the Estate of Doris Duke after her death in 1993. The collection is arranged into three series: Correspondence, Administrative Records, and Architectural Records. Nearly half of the correspondence specifically pertains to the design, construction, decoration, and furnishing of Shangri La. The remaining materials in the series detail the activities of Shangri La and include correspondence and memoranda documenting the routine business matters of its daily operation. The materials included in the Administrative Records series primarily document the expenses and daily operations of running and maintaining the Hawaiian residence. Included in this series are invoices and receipts for repairs and renovations to the residence, expenses and expenditures, and inventories of furniture, fixtures, and other household items. Also included in this series are weekly security reports, location diaries of Doris Duke's whereabouts, and recipes for a variety of meals that were presumably prepared at Shangri La. A majority of the architectural records in this collection are related to the design and construction of Shangri La. The materials in this collection are arranged loosely in chronological order.

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Contents of the Collection

Primarily correspondence, but also includes telegrams, invoices, bills of lading, hand drawn designs and diagrams, hand written notes, and photographs.

Nearly half of the correspondence is specifically related to the design, construction, decoration, and furnishing of Shangri La. While much of it is related to the business side of Shangri La, the personal side of life is also reflected as the authors often comment on current events and other daily activities. Correspondence includes Fredrick B. Bromfield's design of an Indian-inspired bedroom and bathroom for Doris Duke, letters outlining the monthly expenses for Marion Sims Wyeth's professional architectural services during the construction of the residence in Honolulu, letters and telegrams related to purchases of antique furniture, shipments of art and other household goods for Shangri La, and correspondence related to the Cromwell's five-week journey to Persia in 1938. Series also has extensive correspondence between James Cromwell and Moroccan designer Rene Martin, and antique dealers A. Rabenou of Tehran and Paris, and Asfar & Sarkis of Damascus all of which are related to the purchase of tiles, furniture and other pieces of art for Shangri La. Of particular interest is the correspondence of graduate student, Mary Crane, who became both an art adviser and friend to both Doris Duke and Marian Paschal. The typed and hand written letters, addressed to both Doris and Marian, often include hand drawn illustrations of items Crane either purchased for Doris or thought would be of interest. Materials also consist of letters and official documents related to the purchase and ultimate requisition by the War Shipping Administration of the Cromwell's yacht, the "Kailani LahiLahi"; correspondence exchanged between Johnny Gomez and S.L. (Stuart) Hawkins regarding administrative activities of Shangri La; quotes, billings, and invoices documenting the renovations and upkeep of the residence; and other miscellaneous letters, invoices and inventories related to the daily activities and routine business matters of Shangri La.

Note: several letters from Rene Martin, A. Rabenou and Charles Asafar are written in French. While many of the letters include translation, there are some that do not.

Memoranda and lists of goods shipped from Calcutta, India by Thomas Cook & Son. 1935
Box 1 Folder 1
Correspondence relating to the Cromwells’ work with F. B. Blomfield, architect hired to draw up plans for bedroom in Palm Beach, FL. Bedroom and adjoining rooms to be inspired by Taj Mahal. File also includes correspondence between Cromwells and Treanor & Fatio, architects. 1935–1939
Box 1 Folder 2
Correspondence relating to business activities concerning W.L. Baldwin, agent for the Cromwells, Wyeth & King, and other individuals responsible for certifying engineering agreements (Warren W. Chapin). 1936–1939
Box 1 Folder 3
Correspondence, statements, etc. relating to damages to marble work. 1936–1939
Box 1 Folder 4
Correspondence relating to early discussions of architects to design Shangri La, shipments to HI., and day-to-day business affairs. File also includes financial ledger sheets noting payments to Wyeth & King from Doris Duke Cromwell, customs forms, and telegrams to Sam Kahanamoku from “Lahi Lahi.” 1936–1940
Box 1 Folder 5
Correspondence relating to business activities and shipments to Shangri La. Many of the letters are between William Dodsworth, Paris & JHRC and Rene Martin, Morocco, and JHRC concerning status of shipments and progress. 1937–1939
Box 1 Folder 6
Correspondence relating to the Cromwells’ purchase of Italian tile from Adolfo Loewi and furniture also from Loewi through Dodsworth, the Cromwells’ agent in Paris. 1937–1939
Box 1 Folder 7
Correspondence relating to purchases and shipments of Mr. JHRC and Doris Duke Cromwell through William Dodsworth, the Cromwells’ agent in Paris. 1937–1940
Box 1 Folder 8
Correspondence and related materials concerning Doris Duke’s boats, Kimo and Kailani Lahilahi in Hawaii, 1937–1949
Box 1 Folder 9
Correspondence, memoranda, and related materials concerning a trip to Persia. 1938
Box 2 Folder 1
Correspondence relating to a variety of subject matters concerning Shangri La, architectural services by Wyeth & King, shipments to Shangri La. 1937-1938 (1 of 2)
Box 2 Folder 2
Correspondence relating to a variety of subject matters concerning Shangri La, architectural services by Wyeth & King, shipments to Shangri La. 1937-1938 (2 of 2)
Box 2 Folder 3
Correspondence relating to purchases and shipments from Asfar & Sarkis through William Dodsworth, the Cromwells’ agent in Paris. 1938
Box 2 Folder 4
Correspondence relating to purchases from Europe and the Middle East by Mr. JHRC and Doris Duke Cromwell. 1938–1939
Box 2 Folder 5
Correspondence and related materials concerning transactions with Mr. Rabenou about tiles in Honolulu. 1938–1940
Box 2 Folder 6
Correspondence relating to purchases and shipments managed by Mary Crane in N.Y.C. and her updates to Doris Duke and Marian Paschal in Hawaii. Subjects include work by H. Kevorkian, work by J. Roshan, work by Louis Pursel, Hearst sale, repairs, and some casual conversations. File also includes pencil sketches by Wyeth & King, architects. 1938–1941, 1966–1967
Box 2 Folder 7
Correspondence and memoranda relating to business activities of James and Doris Duke Cromwell for Shangri La. File includes an exchange of correspondence between James Cromwell and Martin Munkacsi over ownership and sale of negatives created as part of spread in Life Magazine at Shangri La. 1939
Box 3 Folder 1
Correspondence relating to purchases and shipments from Asfar & Sarkis to Ruth Selwyn in N.Y. for Mr. and Mrs. JHR Cromwell. 1939
Box 3 Folder 2
Correspondence relating to a fountain produced by Asfar & Sarkis for the Cromwells. File includes sketches and a photograph. 1939–1943
Box 3 Folder 3
Correspondence and related materials concerning purchase of a Persian tent, tiles, etc. from H. Kevorkian. 1941
Box 3 Folder 4
Correspondence relating to a variety of administrative activities at Shangri La. 1948–1954
Box 3 Folder 5
Correspondence relating to exchanges between Johnny Gomez in Hawaii and A.F. Brown (Aggie). Topics of discussions include payments to staff, corrections to accounting, and updates by Johnny Gomez concerning activities at Shangri La. Though the correspondence mainly refers to business at Shangri La, some notes refer to operations in Newport and the “Lair” in CA. Other correspondents present in the letters include, but are not limited to Louisa Jackson, Charlie Allcock, and S.L. Hawkins. 1948–1949, 1955–1963
Box 3 Folder 6
Correspondence and other documents relating to a shipment of Egyptian tile via American Express to Honolulu. 1950–1951
Box 3 Folder 7
Correspondence to Doris Duke from Asfar & Sarkis, Damascus, Syria, regarding purchases, etc. (in French). *File may contain letters of sensitive/romantic nature. 1952–1960, 1974, 1982 (1 of 2)
Box 3 Folder 8
Correspondence to Doris Duke from Asfar & Sarkis, Damascus, Syria, regarding purchases, etc. (in French). *File may contain letters of sensitive/romantic nature. 1952–1960, 1974, 1982 (2 of 2)
Box 3 Folder 9
Correspondence relating to the purchase of property lots Nos. 49, 50, and 53 by Doris Duke through Johnny Gomez, Edward Enos, and Marshall Henshaw. 1954–1956
Box 4 Folder 1
Correspondence, to and from Wyeth & King, architects, regarding the shipment of drawings. 1959
Box 4 Folder 2
Correspondence and memoranda relating to general, administrative activities. 1964–1969
Box 4 Folder 3
Correspondence and professional services rendered, statements relating to J. Harold Hughes’s work for Doris Duke in Hawaii. 1965
Box 4 Folder 4
Correspondence and memoranda relating to Doris Duke’s permission to pay selected Honolulu bills. Includes 2 bills. 1967–1968
Box 4 Folder 5
Correspondence, notes, claim forms, and customs forms relating to the delivery and damage during delivery of a marble fireplace from The Gem Palace in India on its way to Shangri La. 1971–1977
Box 4 Folder 6
Correspondence and memoranda relating to a variety of subject matters including a burglary of the Playhouse (1974), purchase orders, solar heating, and other routine business matters. 1973–1984
Box 4 Folder 7
Correspondence and memoranda relating to daily administrative matters at Shangri La. Topics include claims to objects damaged in transport and other shipments to HI. 1976–1979
Box 4 Folder 8
Correspondence and memoranda relating to routine business matters like the shipment of packages, billing, quotes for projects, and related invoices pertaining to work performed at Shangri La including a new seawater intake pipe for Swimming Pool. 1976–1979
Box 4 Folder 9
Letter to Violet Mimaki from Liz at Duke Farms and catalog relating to inventory research. 1977
Box 4 Folder 10
Materials relating to Doris Duke’s purchase of turquoise and sapphire blue tiles through Serkan China, Marketing & Export. 1979–1981
Box 4 Folder 11
Directions to hang lanterns at Shangri La Playhouse. Includes photos. July 1986
Box 4 Folder 12
Correspondence and memoranda relating to Doris Duke’s purchase of mosaic tile panels for Shangri La. Object can be seen in enclosed Sotheby’s catalog, item No. 176. Purchased for $445,500. File includes related invoices and customs documents. 1992–1993
Box 4 Folder 13
Faxes, correspondence, and memoranda relating to Shangri La’s purchase of a new FAX machine. File also includes proposals for window repairs (Note these items were sent to Bernard Lafferty a few weeks after Doris Duke’s death. November 10, 1993). 1992–1993
Box 4 Folder 14
Correspondence with Linda Diller regarding door panels. May 23, 1991
Box 5 Folder 1
Correspondence with the Pet Clinic in Honolulu, Hawaii regarding the care of Doris Duke’s dogs. 1991–1995
Box 5 Folder 2
General correspondence from Shangri La to the DBO and Doris Duke. 1993
Box 5 Folder 3
General correspondence to Shangri La from the DBO. Mainly includes clippings regarding the handling of the Estate of Doris Duke. 1994 (1 of 2)
Box 5 Folder 4
General correspondence to Shangri La from the DBO. Mainly includes clippings regarding the handling of the Estate of Doris Duke. 1994 (2 of 2)
Box 5 Folder 5
General correspondence to Shangri La from the DBO. Mainly includes clippings regarding the handling of the Estate of Doris Duke. 1995 (1 of 2)
Box 5 Folder 6
General correspondence to Shangri La from the DBO. Mainly includes clippings regarding the handling of the Estate of Doris Duke. 1995 (2 of 2)
Box 5 Folder 7
General memoranda to Shangri La from the DBO regarding established policies and procedures at Shangri La. 1996
Box 5 Folder 8
General correspondence to Shangri La from the DBO. 1997
Box 5 Folder 9
Correspondence with Yolanda Crowe regarding her visiting Shangri La. Includes clippings regarding the making of a movie about Doris Duke. 1998–1999
Box 5 Folder 10
Correspondence between Shangri La and the DBO. Includes correspondence regarding shoreline disputes. Also includes clippings and correspondence regarding the death of Johnny Gomez. 1998–2000
Box 5 Folder 11
Correspondence between Drew Baker and James Cromwell and Doris Duke Cromwell regarding the construction of Shangri La, 1938 Sep-Oct
Box 5 Folder 12

Topics in this series are widely varied, however they are all related to the Shangri La residence. Materials include inventories of shipments of furniture and other household items purchased by Doris Duke and her husband James Cromwell from locations such as Siam, Japan, China, India, and Europe, receipted bills and disbursements for "Honolulu", invoices, statements and vouchers relating to repairs at Shangri La (many with an "OK DD" signature), and detailed reports of expenditures for the construction and general upkeep of the residence. Also included in the series are legal documentation, including contracts, survey maps related to the purchase of the land and the construction of the home, and hundreds of recipes for a variety of meals that were presumably prepared at Shangri La (including Doris Duke's Bittersweet Chocolate Ice Milk and recipes from "Mrs. Castro"). Of particular interest are the inventories of items at Shangri La such as furnishings and decorative objects. These inventories typically include color photographs for each item as well as detailed information about when and where the item originated, when and where it was purchased, and its cost.

Purchases made in Siam, Japan, China, and India. 1935
Box 6 Folder 1
Receipted bills, accounts, bank statements, and cancelled checks relating to business activities at Shangri La. 1935–1936 (1 of 2)
Box 6 Folder 2
Receipted bills, accounts, bank statements, and cancelled checks relating to business activities at Shangri La. 1935–1936 (2 of 2)
Box 6 Folder 3
Bills of lading for shipping and storage from Thomas Cook & Son and others. 1935–1962
Box 6 Folder 4
Payment summaries and lists of goods shipped overseas to Shangri La. 1935–1940, 1980, 1988
Box 6 Folder 5
Invoices and statements relating to a variety of services rendered at Shangri La. Such services include architectural services, demolition of some blocks and wall, and wall covering. File also includes contract for purchase of 1981 Toyota Celica for Duke Farms by Violet Mimaki in HI. 1936, 1939, 1960–1969, 1980–1981
Box 6 Folder 6
Invoices and vouchers submitted by Wyeth & King, architects. 1937–1939
Box 6 Folder 7
Summaries of payments a/c purchase and improvement of Honolulu property. 1937–1939
Box 6 Folder 8
Invoices, statements, and vouchers relating to the repair of plumbing and drainage facilities at Shangri La. 1937–1939, 1951–1977
Box 6 Folder 9
Invoices, statements, and vouchers relating to Pool maintenance including the repair of broken pipes and the labor and materials to put diving board into operation. 1937, 1968–1982
Box 6 Folder 10
Invoices, statements, and vouchers relating to lighting and electrical work performed at Shangri La. 1937, 1939, 1941, 1961–1983
Box 7 Folder 1
Invoices, receipts, and related materials for invisible glass aquaria in Dining Room at Shangri La. File includes other window related adjustments. 1937–1938, 1968, 1982–1985
Box 7 Folder 2
Invoices and receipts for purchases. 1938
Box 7 Folder 3
Invoices for purchases made from A. Rabenou. 1938–1945
Box 7 Folder 4
Invoices, statements, and vouchers relating to the furnishing and installation of marble and tile at Shangri La. Several statements make reference to services rendered in the Turkish Room. 1938, 1961–1963, 1972, 1980–1982
Box 7 Folder 5
Purchases made for Shangri La. 1939
Box 7 Folder 6
Expenditure reports/expense statements. 1939–1947
Box 7 Folder 7
Invoices and copies of checks relating to Arden Cromwell’s burial and Miss Duke’s hospital bills. 1940
Box 7 Folder 8
Invoices pertaining to a variety of services including matting of a drawing, the repair of a liquor bowl, and the transport of a rug via United Airlines freight services. 1941, 1980
Box 7 Folder 9
Invoices, statements, vouchers, and work orders relating to roofing maintenance at the Main Residence and the Playhouse at Shangri La. 1955, 1962–1982
Box 7 Folder 10
Invoices, statements, and vouchers relating to masonry work performed at Shangri La. 1958, 1962–1964, 1971–1975, 1983
Box 7 Folder 11
Invoice from Hawaiian Bitumuls & Paving Co., Ltd. for paving of the Tennis Court with Laykold Mastic and paint lines at Shangri La. 1959
Box 7 Folder 12
Invoices, statements, and vouchers relating to the furnishing, installation, repair, and removal of flooring at Shangri La. 1960–1973
Box 7 Folder 13
Invoice for lamination of seven shade panels at Shangri La. July 29, 1964
Box 7 Folder 14
Invoices for upholstery work performed at Shangri La. 1964–1966, 1980–1981
Box 7 Folder 15
Invoices relating to the installation and repair of fences at Shangri La. 1964–1981
Box 7 Folder 16
Invoices and work orders for work performed at Shangri La. Work includes electrical fixture at Playhouse and treatments of Turkish Room. 1966, 1986
Box 7 Folder 17
Invoices, vouchers, and Contractor’s License for fiber glassing and waterproofing at Shangri La. 1966, 1986
Box 8 Folder 1
House expenses for Shangri La. January 1967
Box 8 Folder 2
Statements of accounts for Doris Duke at the First National Bank of Hawaii. January 1967–December 1969
Box 8 Folder 3
Invoice, roofing repairs at Shangri La. 1970
Box 8 Folder 4
Invoices, statements, and vouchers relating to the painting of the Playhouse ceiling. 1973–1974
Box 8 Folder 5
Invoices and vouchers relating to repair of the Qajar ceiling at Shangri La by Mark Forrest West and related DBO vouchers and invoices, and earlier repair work done to the Playhouse ceiling (1973). 1973, 1980–1982
Box 8 Folder 6
Estimate for S.D. Derelian for repair of Cuenca rug in the Entrance Hall at Shangri La. October 16, 1978, November 10, 1978
Box 8 Folder 7
Invoices for services rendered by Divingham Shipyard for repair to pools and pumps at Shangri La. Includes invoices for painting work performed at Shangri La. 1979
Box 8 Folder 8
Invoices for architectural services rendered by Louis Pursel and Associates. Includes an invoice for furnishing an inner spring mattress of Doris Duke’s at Duke Farms. 1979, 1983
Box 8 Folder 9
Invoices for repair work performed at Shangri La by Atsashi Okura. c. 1980s–1993
Box 8 Folder 10
Invoices for ceramic tiles from DBA China Clay for Damascus Hallway and invoice for rental of a large ceramic tile saw from Hawaiian Rent-All. 1981
Box 8 Folder 11
Estimate for roof repairs to the Roof of the Playroom at Shangri La to be performed by S&G Enterprises, Ltd. April 30, 1982
Box 8 Folder 12
Estimates for repairs to be made to textile items from Shangri La, to be done by Anthony P. Browne, Inc. May 1985–June 1985
Box 8 Folder 13
Invoice for purchase of table silverware for use at Shangri La. July 1987
Box 8 Folder 14
Invoices, statements, and petty cash receipts relating to expenses at Shangri La. July 1987
Box 8 Folder 15
Invoices, statements, and petty cash receipts relating to expenses at Shangri La. August 1987
Box 8 Folder 16
Invoices, statements, and petty cash receipts relating to expenses at Shangri La. September 1987
Box 8 Folder 17
Invoices, statements, and petty cash receipts relating to expenses at Shangri La. October 1987
Box 8 Folder 18
Invoices, statements, and petty cash receipts relating to expenses at Shangri La. November 1987
Box 8 Folder 19
Invoices, statements, and petty cash receipts relating to expenses at Shangri La. December 1987
Box 8 Folder 20
Invoices, statements, and petty cash receipts relating to expenses at Shangri La. January 1988
Box 8 Folder 21
Invoices, statements, and petty cash receipts relating to expenses at Shangri La. February 1988
Box 9 Folder 1
Invoices, statements, and petty cash receipts relating to expenses at Shangri La. March 1988
Box 9 Folder 2
Invoices, statements, and petty cash receipts relating to expenses at Shangri La. April 1988
Box 9 Folder 3
Invoices, statements, and petty cash receipts relating to expenses at Shangri La. May 1988
Box 9 Folder 4
Invoices, statements, and petty cash receipts relating to expenses at Shangri La. June 1988
Box 9 Folder 5
Invoices, statements, and petty cash receipts relating to expenses at Shangri La. July 1988
Box 9 Folder 6
Invoices, statements, and petty cash receipts relating to expenses at Shangri La. August 1988
Box 9 Folder 7
Invoices, statements, and petty cash receipts relating to expenses at Shangri La. September 1988
Box 9 Folder 8
Invoices, statements, and petty cash receipts relating to expenses at Shangri La. October 1988
Box 10 Folder 1
Invoices, statements, and petty cash receipts relating to expenses at Shangri La. November 1988
Box 10 Folder 2
Invoices, statements, and petty cash receipts relating to expenses at Shangri La. December 1988
Box 10 Folder 3
Invoices, statements, and petty cash receipts relating to expenses at Shangri La. January 1989
Box 10 Folder 4
Invoices, statements, and petty cash receipts relating to expenses at Shangri La. February 1989
Box 10 Folder 5
Invoices, statements, and petty cash receipts relating to expenses at Shangri La. March 1989
Box 11 Folder 1
Invoices, statements, and petty cash receipts relating to expenses at Shangri La. April 1989
Box 11 Folder 2
Petty cash receipts relating to expenses at Shangri La. April 1989
Box 11 Folder 3
Invoices, statements, and petty cash receipts relating to expenses at Shangri La. May 1989
Box 11 Folder 4
Invoices, statements, and petty cash receipts relating to expenses at Shangri La. June 1989
Box 11 Folder 5
Invoices and petty cash receipts for Shangri La (July 1989). Doris Duke’s grocery receipts (June 1989–July 1989). June 1989–July 1989
Box 11 Folder 6
Invoices from Sotheby’s for paintings, rugs, etc. June 1989–1990
Box 11 Folder 7
Invoices, statements, and petty cash receipts relating to expenses at Shangri La. August 1989
Box 11 Folder 8
Invoices, statements, and petty cash receipts relating to expenses at Shangri La. September 1989
Box 12 Folder 1
Invoices, statements, and petty cash receipts relating to expenses at Shangri La. October 1989
Box 12 Folder 2
Invoices, statements, and petty cash receipts relating to expenses at Shangri La. November 1989
Box 12 Folder 3
Invoices, statements, and petty cash receipts relating to expenses at Shangri La. December 1989
Box 12 Folder 4
Invoices, statements, and petty cash receipts relating to expenses at Shangri La. January 1990
Box 12 Folder 5
Invoices, statements, and petty cash receipts relating to expenses at Shangri La. February 1990
Box 12 Folder 6
Invoices, statements, and petty cash receipts relating to expenses at Shangri La. March 1990
Box 13 Folder 1
Invoices, statements, and petty cash receipts relating to expenses at Shangri La. April 1990
Box 13 Folder 2
Invoices and related materials concerning the purchase of brass lamps from P.M. Allah Buksh & Son in India for Shangri La. April 1990–October 1990
Box 13 Folder 3
Invoices, statements, and petty cash receipts relating to expenses at Shangri La. May 1990
Box 13 Folder 4
Invoices, statements, and petty cash receipts relating to expenses at Shangri La. June 1990
Box 13 Folder 5
Invoices, statements, and petty cash receipts relating to expenses at Shangri La. July 1990
Box 13 Folder 6
Invoices, statements, and petty cash receipts relating to expenses at Shangri La. August 1990
Box 13 Folder 7
Invoices, statements, and petty cash receipts relating to expenses at Shangri La. September 1990
Box 13 Folder 8
Invoices, statements, and petty cash receipts relating to expenses at Shangri La. October 1990
Box 13 Folder 9
Invoices, statements, and petty cash receipts relating to expenses at Shangri La. November 1990
Box 13 Folder 10
Invoices, statements, and petty cash receipts relating to expenses at Shangri La. December 1990
Box 14 Folder 1
Invoices, statements, and petty cash receipts relating to expenses at Shangri La. January 1991
Box 14 Folder 2
Invoices, statements, and petty cash receipts relating to expenses at Shangri La. January 1991–February 1991
Box 14 Folder 3
Invoices, statements, and petty cash receipts relating to expenses at Shangri La. January 1992
Box 14 Folder 4
Invoices, statements, and petty cash receipts relating to expenses at Shangri La. February 1992
Box 14 Folder 5
Invoices, statements, and petty cash receipts relating to expenses at Shangri La. March 1992
Box 14 Folder 6
Invoice for purchase and shipment of Islamic Woa to Shangri La from Sotheby’s. December 1992
Box 14 Folder 7
Certificates issued by Wyeth & King, architects, in relation to work done at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. JHR Cromwell at Honolulu, HI. 1936–1939
Box 15 Folder 1
Contracts for architects, supervisors, etc. 1936–1940
Box 15 Folder 2
Deed, construction Contract, and Power of Attorney Agreements relating to Shangri La. 1936–1947
Box 15 Folder 3
Memoranda regarding the Mahn v. Duke lawsuit. 1985–1986
Box 15 Folder 4
Ledgers and lists of furniture and fixtures. One list refers to items shipped to Paris from Duke Farms (1948). Another list pertains to Dodsworth purchases (1938–1939). Final list pertains to miscellaneous curtains, hangings, and sundries (1935). 1935, 1938–1939, 1948
Box 15 Folder 5
Location diaries of Doris Duke’s whereabouts. 1935–1963
Box 15 Folder 6
Lists of broken marble and tile, listed by cases, for Doris Duke Cromwell. 1937
Box 15 Folder 7
Progress report on alterations made at Shangri La. 1938, 1960
Box 15 Folder 8
Inventory for Shangri La. August 1939 (bound copy)
Box 15 Folder 9
Reports of daily activities at Shangri La, Duke Farms, and Rough Point. Includes estimates for repair work to be performed on ceramics. Also includes appraisals of Doris Duke’s chandeliers and mirrors. 1966, 1971, 1979–1980
Box 15 Folder 10
Inventory cards (with photos) of contents of original Billiard Room at Shangri La. c. 1980s
Box 15 Folder 11
Reports of repairs needing to be performed on rugs and carpets. 1983, 1986
Box 15 Folder 12
Inventory of items at Shangri La. 1985
Box 15 Folder 13
Reports from Andy Butler for repair work performed at Shangri La. Includes photos. July 1986
Box 15 Folder 14
Reports from Nancy at Shangri La to Doris Duke regarding repairs and employees at Shangri La. July 1986–August 1986
Box 15 Folder 15
Weekly security report from Donald Nielson, Security Manager, Shangri La, to Bernard Lafferty. May 20–26, 1994
Box 15 Folder 16
Drawings of furniture and fixtures at Shangri La. n.d.
Box 15 Folder 17
Maps of Kahana Valley, Koolauloa, Oahu, Hawaii. Maps describe master plan, topography, land conditions, existing land ownership, annual rainfall, and tax territories. 1953–1954, 1961–1963
Box 15 Folder 18
Catalogs from Parke-Bennet Galleries sent to Doris Duke. 1981–1984 (copies)
Box 15 Folder 19
Honolulu Monthly Statements of Receipts & Disbursements, 1966–1982 (1 of 4)
Box 16 Folder 1
Honolulu Monthly Statements of Receipts & Disbursements, 1966–1982 (2 of 4)
Box 16 Folder 2
Honolulu Monthly Statements of Receipts & Disbursements, 1966–1982 (3 of 4)
Box 16 Folder 3
Honolulu Monthly Statements of Receipts & Disbursements, 1966–1982 (4 of 4)
Box 16 Folder 4
Honolulu Monthly Statements of Receipts and Disbursements, 1983–February 1991 (1 of 4)
Box 17 Folder 1
Honolulu Monthly Statements of Receipts and Disbursements, 1983–February 1991 (2 of 4)
Box 17 Folder 2
Honolulu Monthly Statements of Receipts and Disbursements, 1983–February 1991 (3 of 4)
Box 17 Folder 3
Honolulu Monthly Statements of Receipts and Disbursements, 1983–February 1991 (4 of 4)
Box 17 Folder 4
Honolulu Vouchers, No. 33, June 1, 1982–January 31, 1984 (1 of 4)
Box 18 Folder 1
Honolulu Vouchers, No. 33, June 1, 1982–January 31, 1984 (2 of 4)
Box 18 Folder 2
Honolulu Vouchers, No. 33, June 1, 1982–January 31, 1984 (3 of 4)
Box 18 Folder 3
Honolulu Vouchers, No. 33, June 1, 1982–January 31, 1984 (4 of 4)
Box 18 Folder 4
Honolulu Invoices, No. 34, February 1, 1984–May 28, 1985 (1 of 4)
Box 19 Folder 1
Honolulu Invoices, No. 34, February 1, 1984–May 28, 1985 (2 of 4)
Box 19 Folder 2
Honolulu Invoices, No. 34, February 1, 1984–May 28, 1985 (3 of 4)
Box 19 Folder 3
Honolulu Invoices, No. 34, February 1, 1984–May 28, 1985 (4 of 4)
Box 19 Folder 4
Honolulu Invoices, No. 35, December 1986
Box 20 Folder 1
Honolulu Invoices, No. 35, November 1986
Box 20 Folder 2
Honolulu Invoices, No. 35, October 1986
Box 20 Folder 3
Honolulu Invoices, No. 35, September 1986
Box 20 Folder 4
Honolulu Invoices, No. 35, August 1986
Box 20 Folder 5
Honolulu Invoices, No. 35, July 1986
Box 20 Folder 6
Honolulu Invoices, No. 35, June 1986
Box 20 Folder 7
Honolulu Invoices, No. 35, June 1, 1985–December 31, 1986 (1 of 2)
Box 21 Folder 1
Honolulu Invoices, No. 35, June 1, 1985–December 31, 1986 (2 of 2)
Box 21 Folder 2
Honolulu Invoices, No. 36, January 1987
Box 22 Folder 1
Honolulu Invoices, No. 36, February 1987
Box 22 Folder 2
Honolulu Invoices, No. 36, March 1987
Box 22 Folder 3
Honolulu Invoices, No. 36, April 1987
Box 22 Folder 4
Honolulu Invoices, No. 36, May 1987
Box 22 Folder 5
Honolulu Invoices, No. 36, June 1987
Box 22 Folder 6
Invoices and vouchers for miscellaneous rugs, bowls, statues, and other furniture at Shangri La. 1937–1938, 1953, 1967
Box 23 Folder 1
Invoice and vouchers for purchase and repair of tables. 1937, 1962, 1964, 1982
Box 23 Folder 2
Invoices for interior décor items and antique furniture by McMillen Inc. on behalf of Doris Duke. 1937–1938, 1985
Box 23 Folder 3
Invoices for services rendered by McGratty & Sons for services rendered with regard to installing marble at Shangri La. 1938–1939
Box 23 Folder 4
Invoices and vouchers for purchase of dressers, bookshelves, cabinets, and chests. 1938–1939, 1965
Box 23 Folder 5
Invoices for purchase of bowls and brushes for Shangri La. 1938, 1940, 1975
Box 23 Folder 6
Invoices and vouchers for the purchase and restoration of paintings. 1938–1939, 1962, 1975–1976
Box 23 Folder 7
Invoices for cleaning, restoration, and shipment of rugs at Shangri La. 1938, 1960, 1979
Box 23 Folder 8
Invoices and vouchers for purchase and installation of chandeliers, lamps, shades, and torcheres at Shangri La. 1939–1940, 1965–1966
Box 23 Folder 9
Invoices for purchase of dishes, trays, and urns. 1940, 1947, 1952–1953
Box 23 Folder 10
Invoices for candleholders at Shangri La. 1940, 1967
Box 23 Folder 11
Invoices for chairs, benches, and sofas at Shangri La. 1953, 1981
Box 23 Folder 12
Invoices and vouchers for repair and purchase of vanity cases as well as cigar and pencil boxes. 1953, 1959, 1982
Box 23 Folder 13
Invoices for reupholstery work performed by The Upholstery Shop on couches and mattresses. 1955
Box 23 Folder 14
Invoices for fabric and other materials for Shangri La. 1955–1957, 1963
Box 23 Folder 15
Invoices for services rendered by Louis Pursel & Associates, Architects and Engineers, at Shangri La. 1966–1967
Box 23 Folder 16
Invoices for the cleaning and restoration of a rug at Shangri La by Rugs, Inc., in Los Angeles, CA. 1987
Box 23 Folder 17
Invoices for cleaning of rugs and carpets at Shangri La. 1987, 1989–1990
Box 23 Folder 18
Invoices and memoranda from P.M. Allah Buksh & Son, India, for purchase of lamps and other items. 1990–1993
Box 23 Folder 19
Bills from Shangri La sent to the DBO. Includes supermarket, telephone, and other utility bills. 1991
Box 23 Folder 20
Real estate tax Assessment for Shangri La. 2000
Box 23 Folder 21
Invoice for transfer of “Honolulu Property” from Doris Duke to the United States (1938). Voucher for purchase of “home and lot at 1925 Judd Hillside in City of Honolulu (1941).” Memorandum regarding the purchase of the Wellcock property (1974). 1938, 1941, 1974
Box 23 Folder 22
Imports for Consumption form, State of Hawaii, for the import of various items to Shangri La by LADD Interiors on behalf of Doris Duke. 1975–1978
Box 23 Folder 23
Legal correspondence regarding the Corpuz, et al. v. State of Hawaii, et al. lawsuit involving Shangri La. 1997
Box 23 Folder 24
Inventory, Vouchers for items purchased at Shangri La. 1940–1943, 1969–1974 (1 of 2)
Box 24 Folder 1
Inventory, Vouchers for items purchased at Shangri La. 1940–1943, 1969–1974 (2 of 2)
Box 24 Folder 2
Inventory of items at Shangri La. Includes inventories of items at Duke Farms. 1967, 1973, 1975, 1978, 1989
Box 24 Folder 3
Honolulu, 1963
Box 24 Folder 4
Checklist for items going in and out of Shangri La. 1980, 1988–1990
Box 24 Folder 5
Photocopied inventory cards of decorative objects at Shangri La. Most copies include color photographs. 1985 (1 of 4)
Box 24 Folder 6
Photocopied inventory cards of decorative objects at Shangri La. Most copies include color photographs. 1985 (2 of 4)
Box 24 Folder 7
Photocopied inventory cards of decorative objects at Shangri La. Most copies include color photographs. 1985 (3 of 4)
Box 24 Folder 8
Photocopied inventory cards of decorative objects at Shangri La. Most copies include color photographs. 1985 (4 of 4)
Box 24 Folder 9
Inventory of items at Shangri La. 1988–1989 (1 of 2)
Box 25 Folder 1
Inventory of items at Shangri La. 1988–1989 (2 of 2)
Box 25 Folder 2
Hawaii Residence Inventory - Entrance Hall, Entrance Courtyard, Inside Courtyard, Outside Courtyard, Ladies Powder Room, 1989
Box 25 Folder 3
Hawaii Residence Inventory - Turkish Room, Moroccan Room, Damascus Room, 1989 (1 of 2)
Box 25 Folder 4
Hawaii Residence Inventory - Turkish Room, Moroccan Room, Damascus Room, 1989 (2 of 2)
Box 25 Folder 5
Hawaii Residence Inventory - Mirhab Room, Dining Room, 1988-1989
Box 25 Folder 6
Hawaii Residence Inventory - Living Room, 1990 (1 of 3)
Box 25 Folder 7
Hawaii Residence Inventory - Living Room, 1990 (2 of 3)
Box 25 Folder 8
Hawaii Residence Inventory - Living Room, 1990 (3 of 3)
Box 26 Folder 1
Inventory of items at Shangri La. c. 1990–1995
Box 26 Folder 2
Photocopied inventory cards of items at Shangri La such as furnishings and decorative objects. Includes color photographs for each item as well. 1991 (1 of 3)
Box 26 Folder 3
Photocopied inventory cards of items at Shangri La such as furnishings and decorative objects. Includes color photographs for each item as well. 1991 (2 of 3)
Box 26 Folder 4
Photocopied inventory cards of items at Shangri La such as furnishings and decorative objects. Includes color photographs for each item as well. 1991 (3 of 3)
Box 26 Folder 5
Inventory of items at Shangri La. 1995
Box 26 Folder 6
Inventory of items at Shangri La, 1996
Box 26 Folder 7
Inventory of items at Shangri La. 1997
Box 26 Folder 8
Inventory of items at Shangri La. 1998
Box 26 Folder 9
Inventory of Shangri La (?), undated
Box 26 Folder 10
Inventory of Shangri La (?), undated
Box 26 Folder 11
Inventory, Shangri La. Includes bill numbers, undated (1 of 2)
Box 27 Folder 1
Inventory, Shangri La. Includes bill numbers, undated (2 of 2)
Box 27 Folder 2
Miscellaneous Residence Photos, circa 1960s-1970s (1 of 2)
Box 27 Folder 3
Miscellaneous Residence Photos, circa 1960s-1970s (2 of 2)
Box 27 Folder 4
Weekly security reports. 1993 (1 of 2)
Box 27 Folder 5
Weekly security reports. 1993 (2 of 2)
Box 27 Folder 6
Weekly security reports. 1994 (1 of 2)
Box 27 Folder 7
Weekly security reports. 1994 (2 of 2)
Box 27 Folder 8
Weekly security reports. 1995 (1 of 3)
Box 27 Folder 9
Weekly security reports. 1995 (2 of 3)
Box 27 Folder 10
Weekly security reports. 1995 (3 of 3)
Box 27 Folder 11
Weekly security reports. 1996 (1 of 3)
Box 28 Folder 1
Weekly security reports. 1996 (2 of 3)
Box 28 Folder 2
Weekly security reports. 1996 (3 of 3)
Box 28 Folder 3
Recipes from Shangri La, undated (1 of 5)
Box 28 Folder 4
Recipes from Shangri La, undated (2 of 5)
Box 28 Folder 5
Recipes from Shangri La, undated (3 of 5)
Box 28 Folder 6
Recipes from Shangri La, undated (4 of 5)
Box 28 Folder 7
Recipes from Shangri La, undated (5 of 5)
Box 28 Folder 8
Letter to Marion Wyeth regarding construction of Shangri La, 1936 Nov 28
Box 29 Folder 1
Items purchased from A. Rabenou. Includes inventories, correspondence and invoices, 1938-1941
Box 29 Folder 2
Various invoices for work performed at Shangri La. Includes list of records (vinyl) for new library, 1968-1970
Box 29 Folder 3
Appraissal for items stolen from the Playhouse at Shangri La, 1970-1971
Box 29 Folder 4
Correspondence regarding Johnny Gomez v. Poepoe, 1974
Box 29 Folder 5
Copies of letters and memoranda from Shangri La. Includes copy of handwritten "My Meeting & Knowing Doris Duke Cromwell" by unknown author, 1975, 1987-1989 and undated
Box 29 Folder 6
Photographs, rugs from Honolulu, 1978
Box 29 Folder 7
List of employees employed by Doris Duke, circa 1970s
Box 29 Folder 8
Correspondence and memoranda related to business activities at Shangri La, 1985-1991
Box 29 Folder 9
Memoranda to Miss Duke regarding work progress at Shangri La, 1986
Box 29 Folder 10
Memorandum to Doris Duke regarding "apple green clothing". Includes photographs, 1987
Box 29 Folder 11
Correspondence and memoranda related to pulley system at Shangri La, 1989
Box 29 Folder 12
Correspondence and memoranda and related materials concerning Shangri La's main entrance tile roof, 1990-1992
Box 29 Folder 13
Correspondence and related materials concerning electrical work at Shangri La, 1991
Box 29 Folder 14
Proposal (signed by Doris Duke) for plumbing work at Shangri La, 1991
Box 29 Folder 15
Warranty information for roofing system. Includes copies of invoices, 1991
Box 29 Folder 16
Correspondence and memoranda relating to pan tiles at Shangri La, 1991-1992
Box 29 Folder 17
Work report for Shangri La, 1993
Box 29 Folder 18
Correspondence and other documents regarding insurance for three automobiles at Shangri La, 1988-1990
Box 29 Folder 19

Includes blueprints, diazo prints (often with added pencil and crayon/colored pencil details), and pencil drawings detailing the design and to a lesser degree, later additions to Shangri La. A majority of the drawings date from 1937/1938 and are primarily pencil drawings of plans, elevations, sections, and detail drawings of both the interior and exterior of the home. Also included in the records are surveys, site plans, and schedules. The materials in folders C1D10F11 and C1D10F8 are of particular interest. Folder C1D10Fll contains 11 pencil sketches on tracing paper, presumably drawn by Wyeth & King. These are likely conceptual drawings of Shangri La, drawn in the early stages of the design process. Folder C1D10F8 contains record drawings, which document the completed project in great detail.

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Foundation & Basement Plan, Dr'wg No. 2A. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1937 Oct 1. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F1
Plan of Main Level, Dr'wg 3. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1937 Apr 19. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F1
Plan of Upper Level and Roof Plan, Dr'wg 4. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1937 Apr 19. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F1
Plan of Carriage Court & Drive, Dr'wg 5. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. undated. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F1
North & South Elevations Section "A-A", Dr'wg 6. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1937 Mar 6. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F1
East & West Elevations Sections "B-B" and "C-C", Dr'wg 7. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1937 Mar 11. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F1
Section "D-D" Looking North, Section "E-E" Looking East, Section "F-F" Looking East, Section "G-G" Looking North, Dr'wg 8. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1937 Mar 11. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F1
Plan of Tennis Court, Alleé & Garage, Dr'wg 12. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1937 Jul 19. Diazo.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F1
Floor Plan Upper Level, Dr'wg 101. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1937 Jun 7. Pencil drawing.
Ovsz. Folder C1D10F2
Detail Plan of Bedrm. Wing. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1937 Apr 10. Pencil drawing.
Ovsz. Folder C1D10F2
Detail Plan of So. Serv. Wing, Dr'wg 104. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1937 Apr 23. Pencil drawing.
Ovsz. Folder C1D10F2
Plan of East and North Service Wings, Dr'wg 105. Marion Sims Wyeth and H. Drewry Baker, architects. 1937 Apr 21. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F2
Plan of Dining Rm. Section, Dr'wg 106. Marion Sims Wyeth and H. Drewry Baker, architects. 1937 May 25. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F2
Detail of Living Rm. Chimney, Dr'wg 107-A. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1937 May 7. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F2
Construction Details Stair to Basement, Dr'wg 109. Marion Sims Wyeth and H. Drewry Baker, architects. 1937 Apr 22. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F2
Sect. Thru Serv. Area Looking Makai (S) on [illegible] of Living Room; Makai (S) Elev. Of Service Wing, Dr'wg 111. Marion Sims Wyeth and H. Drewry Baker, architects. 1937 Apr 30. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F2
Elev. Of Service Area Stairway Looking North; Sec. Thru Service Court Looking Mauka (N); Mauka (N) Elevation of Service Wing Looking South; Sec. Thru Service Court Looking Koko HD (East), Dr'wg 112. Marion Sims Wyeth and H. Drewry Baker, architects. 1937 Apr 30. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F2
Dining Rm Wing: Lower Level, Dr'wg 113. Marion Sims Wyeth and H. Drewry Baker, architects. 1937 Apr 30. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F2
Section Thru Entrance Foyer, Plan & Section Thru Glass Block, Dr'wg 115. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1937 May 10. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F2
Entrance Elevation Looking (S); West Elevation B.R. Wing; South Elev. B.R. Wing, Dr'wg 116. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1937 June 1. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F2
Sec. Mr. Cromwell B.R., Sec. Mrs. Cromwell's Bedroom, Dr'wg 118. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1937 June 18. Pencil drawing.
Ovsz. Folder C1D10F2
Section Mr. & Mrs. Cromwell's Bd. Rm. Wing, Dr'wg 119. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1937 June 4. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F2
Details of Openings Mrs. Cromwell's Bedroom, Dr'wg 120A. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1937 Aug 27. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F2
Roof Plan Bedroom Wing, Dr'wg 122. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1937 Jun 10. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F3
Construction Sections of Patio, Living Room & Living Rm Hall, Dr'wg 123. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1937 Jun 15. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F3
Isometric Section Thru Roof Terrace Steps, Dr'wg 125. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1937 Jun 19. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F3
Part Roof Plan Guest Dr. Rm., Bath, & Entrance Foyer, Patio; Part Section Thru Guest Dr. Rm. & Entrance Foyer Looking (N); Section Thru Patio Looking (N) Towards Entrance Foyer, Dr'wg 127. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect (drawn by "J.P."). 1937 May 12. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F3
Final Scheme for Clg. in Mrs. C's Dressing Rm, Dr'wg 130. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. Circa 1938. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F3
Mrs. Cromwell's Bedroom, Dr'wg 131. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1937 Jun 30. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F3
Elevation of Guest Room, Sect. Guest Room Roof, Dr'wg 132. Marion Sims Wyeth and H. Drewry Baker, architects. 1937 Jul 2. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F3
Interior Elev. Guest Dressing Room & Entry, Dr'wg 133. Marion Sims Wyeth and H. Drewry Baker, architects. 1937 Jul 3. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F3
Sections Thru East Hall, Dr'wg 134. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1937 Jul 6. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F3
Plan of Entrance Court & Steps to Allee, Dr'wg 137. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1937 Jun 19. Diazo.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F3
Mrs. Cromwell's Bedroom Wing, Elev. & Sect. of Entrance Court and Pools, Dr'wg 138. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1937 Jul 28. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F3
Plan & Interior Elevations of Mr. Cromwell's Bedroom, Dr'wg 141. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1937 Aug 30. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F3
Plan of Living Room, Dr'wg 143. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1937 Sep 14. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F3
Detail of Living Room Steps at Four Makai Openings, Dr'wg 145. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1938 Apr 26. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F3
Bronze Sash Schedule, Dr'wg 146. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1937 Sep 14. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F3
Half Plan Sliding Bay Window Guest Room, Dr'wg 147. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1937 Sep 14. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F4
Typ. Det. Living Room Sliding Sash Opening, Dr'wg 149. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1937 Sep 14. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F4
Det. Thru Bay Window, Guest Room, Dr'wg 150. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1937 Sep 14. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F4
3" Scale Detail of Window M/20, Mr. Cromwell's Bedrm, Dr'wg 152. Marion Sims Wyeth and H. Drewry Baker, architects. 1937 Sep 17. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F4
3" Scale Details of Clerestory of Entrance Foyer, Dr'wg 153. Marion Sims Wyeth and H. Drewry Baker, architects. 1937 Sep 20. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F4
Details of Exterior Opngs., Mr. C's Bedrm, Dr'wg 154. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1937 Sep 28. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F4
Revised Plan, Entrance Foyer & Main Stair, Dr'wg 155. Marion Sims Wyeth and H. Drewry Baker, architects. 1937 Oct 8. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F4
Ceiling & Roof Plan, Entrance Foyer & Stairs, Dr'wg 156. Marion Sims Wyeth and H. Drewry Baker, architects. 1937 Oct 8. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F4
Entrance Foyer, Main Stair and Patio, Dr'wg 157. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1937 Sep 28. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F4
Revised Details of Doors U/21 and U/22 in Entresol, Dr'wg 157-A. Marion Sims Wyeth and H. Drewry Baker, architects. 1938 Jun 6. Diazo.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F4
Entrance Foyer, Section "C-C" (Looking North), Dr'wg 158. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1937 Oct 8. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F4
Entrance Foyer & Main Stairway, Section "D-D" (Looking South), Dr'wg 159. Marion Sims Wyeth and H. Drewry Baker, architects. 1937 Oct 8. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F4
Main Stair & Screen Elevation from Patio, Dr'wg 160. Marion Sims Wyeth and H. Drewry Baker, architects. 1937 Oct 8. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F4
Sections E-E and F-F, Main Stairway, Dr'wg 163. Marion Sims Wyeth and H. Drewry Baker, architects. 1937 Oct 8. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F4
Sections E-E and F-F, Main Stairway, Dr'wg 163-A. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect (drawn by "J.P."). 1937 Dec 29. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F4
Ceiling Plan of Living Room, Dr'wg 164. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1937 Oct 8. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F4
Interior Elev. Living Room, Dr'wg 165. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1937 Oct 8. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F4
Paving of Coral-Sandstone in Patio & on Main Stairs, Dr'wg 232. Marion Sims Wyeth and H. Drewry Baker, architects. 1938 Jun 4. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F4
Interior Elev. of Living Room (Looking South), Dr'wg 166. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1937 Oct 8. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F5
Full Size Details of Medicine Cabinet, Full Size Details of Mirror Window Shelves, Dr'wg 169. Marion Sims Wyeth and H. Drewry Baker, architects. 1937 Dec 3. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F5
Revised Floor & Ceiling Plan of Patio, Dr'wg 170. Marion Sims Wyeth and H. Drewry Baker, architects. 1937 Oct 30. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F5
Kitchen & Pantry Casework, Dr'wg 171. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1937 Oct 28. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F5
Mrs. Cromwell's Bedroom, Detail Showing Rad. of Ceiling and Cove Light, Dr'wg 173. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1937 Oct 21. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F5
Roofing Details Section Thru Vent Opngs Mauka Side of D. Rm. Wing, Dr'wg 174. Marion Sims Wyeth and H. Drewry Baker, architects. 1937 Nov 5. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F5
Part Plan & Section Showing Interior Elev. L.R. West End, Dr'wg 176. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1937 Nov 17. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F5
Floor Pattern in Living Rm & L.R. Hall, Dr'wg 179. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1937 Nov 29. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F5
Plan of Vent Ducts for Toilet Rooms, Dr'wg 180. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1938 Apr 27. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F5
Grilles & Louvres, Types 1 to 7, Dr'wg 186. Marion Sims Wyeth and H. Drewry Baker, architects. 1937 Dec 13 Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F5
Grilles & Louvres - 8, 9, 10, Dr'wg 187. Marion Sims Wyeth and H. Drewry Baker, architects. 1937 Dec 14. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F5
Plan, Reflected Ceiling Plan & Elevations Living Rm Hall & Ent. Vest, Dr'wg 188. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1938 Sep 28. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F5
Detail Guest Room, Dr'wg 192. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1937 Dec 24. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F5
1½" Scale Details of Sash Weight Conditions in Basement Under Dining Room, Dr'wg 193. Marion Sims Wyeth and H. Drewry Baker, architects. 1937 Dec 28. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F5
Vent Ducts Mr. Cromwell's Wardrobe & Linen Room, Dr'wg 194. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1938 Jan 5. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F5
Plan & Elevation of Guest Bathroom, Dr'wg 195. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1938 Jan 7. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F5
Detail of Pattern L.R. Fireplace, Dr'wg 218. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1938 Apr 5. Blueprint.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F5
North Elevation of Living Room Showing Arched Fireplace with Wood Facing, Dr'wg 226-A. Marion Sims Wyeth and H. Drewry Baker, architects. 1938 Jun 6. Diazo.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F5
Full Size Detail for Grilles Over Openings, Mrs. Cromwell's Bedroom (9 required), Dr'wg 571. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1938 Nov 10. Diazo.
Ovsz. Folder C1D10F5
Full Size Detail for Grilles Over Mrs. Cromwell's Bathroom, Dr'wg 573. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1938 Nov 16. Diazo.
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Pair of Sliding Shutters Entry to Powder Rm, Dr'wg 288. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1938 Nov 12. Diazo.
Ovsz. Folder C1D10F5
Detail Linen Room Closet #10, Dr'wg 223-A. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1938 Oct 18. Diazo.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F6
Detail Pair of Doors from Dining Room Porch to Moon Garden, Dr'wg 250. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1938 Sep 15. Diazo.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F6
Black Lava Stone Flooring Pattern Dining Room, Dr'wg 253. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1938 Sep 15. Blueprint.
Ovsz. Folder C1D10F6
Detail of Persian Doors to Men's Room, Dr'wg 265. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1938 Sep 30. Diazo.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F6
Plans, Elevs. & Sects. Of Birdhouse, Dr'wg 266. Marion Sims Wyeth and H. Drewry Baker, architects. 1938 Oct 4. Diazo; diazo, pencil and crayon.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F6
Detail of Canal Lights & Fountain, Dr'wg 268. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. Circa 1938. Diazo.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F6
Sketch Entry Vestibule Top Basement Stairs. [Marion Sims Wyeth, architect]. 1938 Sep 29. Diazo.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F6
Section Thru Waterfall at Steps to Alleé, Dr'wg 269. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. Circa 1938. Diazo.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F6
Detail Shell Cabinet Dining Room, Dr'wg 270. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1938 Oct 12. Diazo.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F6
Detail of Display Case Living Room Hall, Dr'wg 271. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1938 Oct 18. Diazo.

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Detail of Mrs. Cromwell's Wardrobe, Dr'wg 272. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1938 Oct 18. Diazo.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F6
Diagram of Dining Rm. Columns, Dr'wg 273. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1938 Oct 20. Blueprint.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F6
Detail of Door From Basement to Boat Harbor, Dr'wg 517. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1938 Apr 26. Diazo.
Ovsz. Folder C1D10F7
Detail of Display Cabinet in Living Rm, Dr'wg 554. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1938 Oct 3. Diazo.
Ovsz. Folder C1D10F7
F.S. Details of Dining Rm. Cols. Conditions at Columns II, III, IV, V, Dr'wg 561. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1938 Oct 20. Blueprint.
Ovsz. Folder C1D10F7
F.S. Details of Dining Rm. Columns Conditions at Column I, Dr'wg 562. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1938 Oct 20. Blueprint.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F7
Plans & Details, Garage for Mr. & Mrs. JHR Cromwell, Dr'wg G-1. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1937 Oct 28. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F7
Detail of Screen Openings at Lanai, Garage for Mr. & Mrs. JHR Cromwell, Dr'wg G-2. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1937 Oct 28. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F7
Interior Sections & Details of Garage, Dr'wg G-3. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. undated. Pencil drawing.

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Garage Details, Dr'wg G-4. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1937 Nov 20. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F7
Detail of Sliding Sash Frame & Pocket, Garage Building, Dr'wg G-5. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1937 Dec 5. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F7
Revised Details of Louvres at Living Rm., Garage Building, Dr'wg G-6. Marion Sims Wyeth and H. Drewry Baker, architects. 1937 Dec 11. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F7
Proposed Changes to Garage Bldg. for Mr. & Mrs. J.H.R. Cromwell, Dr'wg G-7. Wyeth & King, architects. 1939 Apr 11. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F7
Detail of Door Back of Playhouse to Shore, Dr'wg PH-51. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. Circa 1938. Diazo.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F7
Schedule of New Doors for Playhouse, Dr'wg PH-52. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1938 Sep 22. Diazo.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F7
Record Drawing Plan at Basement Level West End, Dr'wg R-1. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect (drawn by "J.P."). 1939 Apr 10. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F8
Record Drawing Plan at Basement Level East End, Dr'wg R-2. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect (drawn by "J.P."). 1939 Apr 10. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F8
Record Drawing Plan at Main Floor Level East End and West End, Dr'wg R-3, R-4. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect (drawn by "J.P."). 1939 Apr 10. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F8
Record Drawing Plan at Upper Level West End, Dr'wg R-5. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect (drawn by "J.P."). 1939 Apr 10. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F8
Record Drawing Plan at Roof Level, Dr'wg R-6. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect (drawn by "J.P."). 1939 Apr 10. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F8
Record Drawing Sections & Elevations, Dr'wg R-7. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect (drawn by "J.P."). 1939 Apr 10. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F8
Record Drawing Sections & Elevations, Dr'wg R-8. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect (drawn by "J.P."). 1939 Apr 10. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F8
Record Drawing Elevations & Sections, Dr'wg R-9. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect (drawn by "J.P."). 1939 Apr 10. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F8
Record Drawing Elevation & Sections, Dr'wg R-10. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect (drawn by "J.P."). 1939 Apr 10. Pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F8
First Division, Zone 3, Sec. 1, Plat 41, Containing Parcels. 1932 Aug. Photocopy.
Ovsz. Folder C1D10F9
[Tax Map of Shangri La and adjoining property owners]. [Tax Maps]. [1932 Aug]. Photocopy
Ovsz. Folder C1D10F9
Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii. Wright, Harvey & Wright, surveyors and civil engineers. 1934. Ferrogallic print.
Ovsz. Folder C1D10F9
Topographic Map of Doris Duke Cromwell Property, Kaalawai, Honolulu, Oahu, T.H. Wright, Harvey & Wright, surveyors and civil engineers. 1936 Apr 16. Diazo; pen and crayon.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F9
Sketch for Proposed Mirror over Mrs. Cromwell's Fireplace. [Marion Sims Wyeth, architect]. 1938 Sep 13. Diazo.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F9
South Interior Elevation L.R., A, C, & D. [Wyeth & King, architects]. 1938 May 13. Diazo.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F9
Section Thru Dining Rm Looking Mauka Showing Shell Cabinet, F. Wyeth & King, architects. 1938 Sep 21. Pencil and colored pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F9
Detail of Door Opening From Living Room Hall to Dining Room Entry, G. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect]. 1938 Sep 22. Diazo.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F9
Plan at Recess in Entrance Vestibule And Display Cabinet L.R. Hall, H. [Wyeth & King, architects]. 1938 Sep 22. Diazo; diazo, pencil and colored pencil.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F9
Sketch Elevation Guest Room (Looking North), K. [Wyeth & King, architects]. 1938 Sep 29. Diazo and colored pencil.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F9
Mauka Wall of Living Rm. Showing Cabinets, N. [Wyeth & King, architects]. Circa 1938. Diazo; diazo and pencil.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F9
Elevation of Fountain at Head of Canal, T. [Wyeth & King, architects]. Circa 1938. Diazo; pencil and crayon.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F9
[Staircase], U. [Wyeth & King, architects] and H. Drewry Baker, architect. 1938 Oct 13. Diazo; diazo, pencil and crayon.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F9
Untitled, circa 1938. Pencil and colored pencil drawing.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F9
Mr. Drew Baker's Sketches of Honolulu House. H Drewry Baker, architect. Circa 1938. Negative photostat print.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F10
[Blue Tile Facing Plans]. 1939 Dec 17. Blueprint.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F10
Plan & Section of Kwan-Yin Room Showing Condition at Ceiling & Size of Cabinet. H Drewry Baker, architect. 1940 Dec 17. Blueprint.
Ovsz. Folder C1D10F10
Adjestment [sic] of Measured Mughal Fireplace in Existing Room. J. Chisty, architect and engineer. 196[4] Apr 3. Positive photostat print.

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Ovsz. Folder C1D10F11
Additions & Alterations To "Shangri-La," for Miss Doris Duke, Diamond Head, Hon., T.H. - Floor Plan, Drawing 1. Albert Ely Ives, architect. 1958 Oct 2. Diazo with colored pencil.
Ovsz. Folder C1D10F11
Additions & Alterations To "Shangri-La," for Miss Doris Duke, Diamond Head, Hon., T.H. - Makai, Koko Head, and Diamond Head Elevations, Drawing 2. Albert Ely Ives, architect. 1958 Oct 2. Diazo.
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Additions & Alterations To "Shangri-La," for Miss Doris Duke, Diamond Head, Hon., T.H. - Makai Elevation, Drawing 3. Albert Ely Ives, architect. 1958 Oct 2. Diazo.
Ovsz. Folder C1D10F11
[Master Bedroom Mughal Fireplace]. [John Sanderson, Jr., architect]. Undated. Photograph.
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[Master Bedroom Mughal Fireplace]. John Sanderson, Jr., architect. Undated. Photograph.
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[Master Bedroom Mughal Fireplace]. John Sanderson, Jr., architect. Undated. Photograph.
Ovsz. Folder C1D10F11
[11 sheets of sketches on drafting paper]. [Wyeth & King]. Undated. Pencil and colored pencil drawings.
Ovsz. Folder C1D10F11
[Aviary]. Christy Bros. 1960 Jul 3. Blueprint.
Ovsz. Folder C1D10F11
Proposed Lake Front Residence for Mr. & Mrs. JHR Cromwell Palm Beach Fla., Plan of First Floor. Treanor & Fatio, architects. 1935 Jun 14. Blueprint.
Ovsz. Folder SL1
Estate of Mr. and Mrs. JHR Cromwell, Palm Beach, Florida. Treanor & Fatio. 1935 Aug 8. Blueprint.
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Estate of Mr. and Mrs. JHR Cromwell, Palm Beach, Florida, First Floor Plan, Scheme "C". Treanor & Fatio. 1935 Aug 8. Blueprint.
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Estate of Mr. and Mrs. JHR Cromwell, Palm Beach, Florida, First Floor Plan, Scheme "D". Treanor & Fatio. 1935 Aug 8. Blueprint.
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Estate of Mr. and Mrs. JHR Cromwell, Palm Beach, Florida, Second Floor Plan, Scheme "D". Treanor & Fatio. 1935 Aug 8. Blueprint.
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Additions and Alterations to "Shangri-La" for Miss Doris Duke, Floor Plan, Sheet 1. Albert Ely Ives, architect. 1958 Oct 2. Diazo with colored pencil.
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Additions and Alterations to "Shangri-La" for Miss Doris Duke, Makai Elevation, Koko Head Elevation, Mauka Elevation, Diamond Head Elevation, Sheet 2. Albert Ely Ives, architect. 1958 Oct 2. Diazo with colored pencil.
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Floor Pattern for Private Hall-Lanai-L.R. Portico, House for Mr. & Mrs. JHR Cromwell. 1938 Feb 18. Positive Photostat.
Ovsz. Folder SL1
[Electrical System for Shangri La]. Undated. Photocopy.
Ovsz. Folder SL1
Map Showing Lot 2 Judd Hillside Lots, Dr. R.J. Mansfield-Owner. Cain & Awana, engineering and landscaping. 1937 May. Blueprint.
Ovsz. Folder SL2
Photo Contour Map of Portions of Honolulu. R.N. Towill, civil engineer & surveyor. 1952 Nov. Diazo.
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F.S. Detail of Dining Room Cols. Conditions at Cols. II, III, IV, Dwg 560. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1938 Oct 20. Blueprint.

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Ovsz. Folder TU206
Detail of Tile Facing on Stairway, Dwg 261. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1938 Sep 27. Diazo.

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Detail of Arch at L.R.H. Niches, Dwg 557. Marion Sims Wyeth, architect. 1938 Oct 18. Diazo.

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Ovsz. Folder TU206

Historical Note

In 1935, when Doris Duke and her husband James Cromwell embarked on a honeymoon tour of the world, little did she know the trip would profoundly affect the rest of her life. Traveling through many Muslim countries and parts of India, she was fascinated by Islamic cultural traditions, art and architecture. A visit to the Taj Mahal inspired Duke to commission plans for a bedroom and bathroom suite in Florida but which eventually became the nucleus for the house she built in Hawaii. Duke engaged the architectural firm of Wyeth and King to design her Hawaiian home. Marion Sims Wyeth and supervising architect H. Drewry Baker worked closely with Duke to design the home, with Duke providing sketches and photographs of buildings and architectural details she had seen during her travels. Construction of the home began in early 1937 and the Cromwells moved into the main home in December of 1938. Completed at a cost of $1.4 million, the estate was at the time the most extensive residential project in the Territory of Hawaii. Furnishing the home was another major undertaking. Doris Duke and her husband traveled to Europe and the Middle East for four months in 1938 to acquire furnishings for their new home. Accompanied by Mary Crane, a graduate student at New York University, the purchases were deliberate and extensive and Duke was intimately involved in the decisions pertaining to their installation and display in the estate. Throughout her life, Doris Duke enthusiastically designed and redesigned her home and gardens, and in 1965 made a codicil in her will directing her executors to organize a foundation to manage and maintain Shangri La for the study and understanding of Middle Eastern art and culture.

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Related Material

  • Duke Family Papers, 1885-1992 (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University)
  • Duke Family New York Apartments Collection, 1908-1997 (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Doris Duke Papers on the Shangri La residence, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Historical Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

Materials in the Doris Duke papers on the Shangri La residence were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a donation from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation in June 2009.

Processing Information

Processed by Mary Samouelian, August 2010

Encoded by Mary Samouelian, August 2010

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