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James Renwick and James Renwick Jr : architectural drawings and papers, 1813-1960

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 3460567 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Renwick, James, 1792-1863 ; Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor, 1869-1924 ; Renwick, James, 1818-1895
Title James Renwick and James Renwick Jr : architectural drawings and papers, 1813-1960
Physical Description 58 items
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is available for use by appointment in the Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. For further information and to make an appointment, please email avery-drawings@library.columbia.edu.

Description

Summary

Collection includes James Renwick's sketches, 1813, for the layout of Columbia University's second campus on Park Row (there have been four campuses to date: the first on Wall Street, the third on 49th Street and Madison Avenue, and the current campus in Morningside Heights), and a medal awarded him, 1824, by the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia. James Renwick, Jr. is represented by his architectural drawings of St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York, which he designed. Some of the drawings are signed by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue. Also, published drawings of the Cathedral, 1886; negatives and photographs, circa 1860s, showing the Cathedral under construction; interior and exterior photographs, circa 1930s-1960s, of the Cathedral; and photographs of Grace Church, New York, also designed by James Renwick, Jr. Renwick family correspondence, 1930s, and typescript copies of 19th century Renwick family correspondence relating to family history and genealogy; photographs of James Renwick, Jr; typescript copies of family Bible records, 1792-1863; Renwick coat of arms.

Using the Collection

Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for use by appointment in the Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. For further information and to make an appointment, please email avery-drawings@library.columbia.edu.

Preferred Citation

James Renwick and James Renwick, Jr.: architectural drawings and papers. Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Gift, 1000.014.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Architects Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drawings (visual works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
negatives (photographs) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
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"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
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Architecture -- Awards Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- United States -- Designs and plans Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Church architecture -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Church buildings -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Franklin Institute (Philadelphia, Pa.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Grace Church (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York (N.Y.) -- Genealogy Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York (N.Y.) -- Pictorial works Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
St. Patrick's Cathedral (New York, N.Y.) -- Pictorial works Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

James Renwick and James Renwick, Jr. (1818-1895) were architects practicing in New York City.