Booth, Myrtle Mary
- Existence: 1879 - 1951
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Ralph Harman and Mary Batterman Booth Family Papers
Abstract Ralph Harman Booth was an art connoisseur, philanthropist, newspaper publisher, co-founder of Booth Newspapers, Inc., with his elder brother, George Gough Booth, and United States Minister to Denmark. An art collector and patron, he was the last President of the Detroit Museum of Art, the founding President of the Detroit Arts Commission, and served as the museum's Chief Executive Officer until the new museum, the Detroit Institute of Arts, opened on Woodward Avenue in October 1927. Booth...
Dates: 1900 - 1986
Correspondence—Personal, 1931-05 - 1931-06
File — Container: Box 1, Folder: 4
Collection Scope From the Collection: The Ralph Harman and Myrtle Mary Batterman Booth Family Papers document family history and the Booths’ art collections.The Correspondence series covers 1908-1950, but the bulk of letters are those dated 1930-1931 from Ralph and Mary to their daughter Virginia, when she was residing in Europe with her husband, William. The Financial series (1904-1947) includes valuations and insurance documentation, as well as invoices. The Legal series (1927-1945) relates...
Dates: 1931-05 - 1931-06
Virginia Kingswood Booth Vogel Papers
Abstract Virginia Kingswood Booth Vogel was the only daughter of Ralph Harman Booth and Myrtle Mary Batterman Booth. Ralph Harman Booth was a cofounder of Booth Newspapers and a brother of George Gough Booth, founder of Cranbrook. As President of the Detroit Museum of Art and of the Detroit Arts Commission, Booth was responsible for the creation of the Detroit Institute of Arts, and served as the Institute's director as well as a member of its board of directors. Virginia Booth married William...
Dates: 1990 - 1998