Scope and arrangement
The collection is composed of materials collected by William and Margaret Maloney with additional materials purchased by The New York Public Library with funds from the Maloney family. The collection consists of personal papers of Charles Follen McKim, James Miller McKim, James Holley Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, Moncure Conway and others. Papers of James Miller McKim, 1828-1882, contain correspondence, accounts, biographical material, address books, scrapbook, and clippings pertaining to his career as an editor and abolitionist. Noted correspondents include Samuel Joseph May, James and Lucretia Mott, Passmore Williamson, Henry B. Stanton and William Still. Papers of his son, Charles Follen McKim, 1857-1908, include correspondence, speeches, memorabilia, and printed matter. McKim's career as a prominent architect is documented with correspondence from such noted architects as Philip Brooks, Cass Gilbert, Sir Aston Webb, George Brown Post, Stanford White and William Mead, among others. Also included is a sketch of McKim by Charles Dana Gibson. Correspondence, 1903-1930, and other papers of McKim's daughter, Margaret McKim Maloney are also represented in the collection. Papers of William Lloyd Garrison, 1839-1879, include correspondence and writings from his career as an editor, an abolitionist and a religious reformer. Included are unpublished notes and published writings. Papers of his brother, James Holley Garrison, ca. 1814-1840, include a diary of Garrison's battle with alcoholism and his time in the United States Navy, an account of an attempted suicide and biographical material. Letters to Moncure Conway, 1856-1885, are also represented in this collection as well as the correspondence of Wendell Phillips Garrison and Edward and Otto Kyllmann.
The Maloney Collection of McKim-Garrison Family papers are arranged in eight series:
Edward Kyllmann was a cotton merchant of German descent who lived in Manchester, England. Both Kyllmann and his wife Mathilda were involved in abolition work and the women's suffrage movement. Mathilda sat as treasurer of the Manchester Society for Women's Suffrage. Letters to Kyllmann are from various members of the Garrison family and give news on family matters and political activities. The bulk of the letters, including three typescripts, are from William Lloyd Garrison, Jr. who wrote often and affectionately. His letters are primarily about family matters, but also discuss politics and the effects the Panic of 1893 on the American economy. Often mentioned are friends Joseph Simpson and the Steinthals, the family of Unitarian minister S. Alfred Steinthal. Also included is one letter to Helen Villard written by Edward and Mathilda Kyllmann. Their son, Otto Kyllmann, was the a senior partner of the publishing firm, Constable & Co. Letters to him are three in number, two from Frank Jackson Garrison and one from Oswald Garrison Villard concerning Villard's book Inside Germany, published by Constable & Co., and Villard's lunch with Franklin Delano Roosevelt.