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Cyril Player, George Gough Booth of Cranbrook, manuscript, circa 1942

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 1-2

Collection Scope

From the Collection:

SERIES I: Biographical (1864-1969) contains materials related to the life of George Gough Booth and includes personal legal documents, typescripts of talks by Booth and several typescripts of Cyril Players' George Gough Booth of Cranbrook.

SERIES II: Newspaper (1887-1959) contains documents relating to George G. Booth's tenure at The Detroit News, and his role, as chairman and later president of the Booth Publishing Co.

SERIES III: General Correspondence (1813-1957) contains family correspondence, personal correspondence, and correspondence documenting George G. Booth's affiliation with various cultural, charitable and arts organizations, and business interests other than newspapers.

SERIES IV: House and Property (1904-1973) includes documents relating to the designing, building and furnishing of George G. Booth's residence, Cranbrook House. It also contains materials relating to the development and maintenance of the Cranbrook Estate, the Greek Theatre and the Cranbrook Masque.

SERIES V: Cranbrook Academy of Art (1926-1948) contains materials documenting the development and early growth of the Cranbrook Academy of Art.

SERIES VI: Christ Church Cranbrook (1909-1969) contains information pertaining to the planning, construction and decoration of Christ Church Cranbrook.

SERIES VII: Cranbrook Schools (1917-1942) contains correspondence regarding the building, furnishing and staffing of Brookside School, Kingswood School and Cranbrook School.

SERIES VIII: Cranbrook Institute of Science (1932-1945) contains correspondence and news clippings about the Cranbrook Institute of Science, and information regarding purchases for exhibits.

SERIES IX: Trust Agreements consists of four volumes containing the trust agreements of George and Ellen Scripps Booth.

SERIES X: Purchases (1907-1944) contains notebooks and correspondence which documents George Booth's purchases of artifacts, in both foreign and domestic locations, for Cranbrook House and the various Cranbrook Institutions.

SERIES XI: Realia (n.d.) contains some personal possessions of George G. Booth.

SERIES XII: General Correspondence contains photocopies of correspondence with Jacques Seligmann & Co. (1925-1941) and DeHauke & Co. (1926-1928).

SERIES XIII: Images (1944, n.d.) contains a photo album, which is stored in the Photograph Special Collection, and slides, which are housed with the rest of the collection.


  • circa 1942


Access to the collection is unrestricted.


From the Collection: 13 Linear Feet (29 MS, 3 OS)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Repository Details

Part of the Cranbrook Archives, Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research Repository