Scope and arrangement
The majority of letters are incoming to Durand. The main topic concerns "The Crayon", e. g. subscription from customers, and solicitations from individuals for insertions in the magazine. There are bulk letters to/from 1878-1907 Charles Henry Hart, a close friend and artist. Many of Durand's early letters to Charles Henry Hart are from Europe, especially Paris covering topics such as his visit to Versailles, to see Franklin's portrait. Letters dated 1897, September 11; 1899, July 20, February 5; April 30; June 7; August 31; and November. 7 concern John Durand giving over his father's papers to Charles Henry Hart.
The remainder of the Durand papers are bills for collection re "The Crayon"; Writings: extract from John Durand's diary and Writings re "The Crayon". Crayon subscription list and a printed vol. "A Companion to the Heart of the Andes" by Theodore Winthrop 1859.
Correspondence arranged alphabetically.