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The Upjohn collection of architectural drawings by Richard Richard Michell and Hobart Upjohn : Architectural drawings papers and records, 1827-1910

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 3460571 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Upjohn, Richard, 1802-1878 ; Upjohn, Richard M (Richard Michell), 1828-1903 ; Davis, Alexander Jackson, 1803-1892 ; Upjohn, Hobart Brown, 1876-1949 ; Vaux, Calvert, 1824-1895 ; Richard Upjohn & Co ; Upjohn & Co
Title The Upjohn collection of architectural drawings by Richard Richard Michell and Hobart Upjohn : Architectural drawings papers and records, 1827-1910
Physical Description 2000 drawings (approximate)
Language(s) English .
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Description

Summary

Also, minutes kept by Richard Michell Upjohn for the American Institute of Architects, New York Chapter, Committee for Library and Publications, 1868-1877, and Executive Committee, 1867-1889; sketchbooks, 1850s-1870s; photographs of Upjohn buildings and portraits of Richard Upjohn; correspondence, wills, memorial tributes, manuscripts, printed material, and miscellaneous personal and business documents; and several drawings by other architects including Alexander Jackson Davis, Hobart Brown Upjohn, and Calvert Vaux

Also, minutes kept by Richard Michell Upjohn for the American Institute of Architects, New York Chapter, Committee for Library and Publications, 1868-1877, and Executive Committee, 1867-1889; sketchbooks, 1850s-1870s; photographs of Upjohn buildings and portraits of Richard Upjohn; correspondence, wills, memorial tributes, manuscripts, printed material, and miscellaneous personal and business documents; and several drawings by other architects including Alexander Jackson Davis, Hobart Brown Upjohn, and Calvert Vaux

Using the Collection

Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Preferred Citation

The Upjohn collection of architectural drawings by Richard, Richard Michell, and Hobart Upjohn: architectural drawings, papers, and records. Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Various gifts. Accession number--1000.011, 1983.004, 1984.001, 1985.003, 2003.021.

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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Account books Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architects Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Diaries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sketchbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
architectural drawings (visual works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
American Institute of Architects. New York Chapter. Committee for Library and Publications Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
American Institute of Architects. New York Chapter. Executive Committee Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Anglican church buildings -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architects -- New York (State) -- Societies, etc Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architects -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- Connecticut -- Hartford Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture, Domestic -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture, Domestic -- New York (State) -- Yellowhook Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture, Domestic -- Rhode Island -- Newport Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cemeteries -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Central Congregational Church (Boston, Mass.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Church buildings -- Massachusetts -- Boston Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Church buildings -- Massachusetts -- Brookline Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Church buildings -- New York (State) -- Buffalo Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Church buildings -- New York (State) -- Geneva Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Church buildings -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Church buildings -- Rhode Island -- Providence Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Connecticut -- Capital and capitol Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Connecticut State Capitol (Hartford, Conn.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
E. B. Litchfield House (Brooklyn, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Grace Church (Providence, R.I.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Greenwood Cemetery (Brooklyn, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hamilton Hoppin House (Newport, R.I.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hobart College Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kingscote (Newport, R.I.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Public buildings -- Connecticut -- Hartford Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Public buildings -- Massachusetts -- Boston Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
St. James's Church (Brooklyn, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
St. Paul's Church (Brookline, Mass.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
St. Paul's Church (Buffalo, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
St. Peter's Church (Geneva, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
St. Thomas's Church (New York, N.Y. : 1870-1905) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Trinity Church (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States Customhouse (Boston, Mass.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Universities and colleges -- New York (State) -- Geneva Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
William Spencer House (Yellowhook, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Richard Upjohn (1802-1878) was a prominent mid-nineteenth century architect, who was born in England but studied and practiced in the United States, first in Boston and the in New York City. Upjohn was one of the foremost practitioners of the Gothic Revival style, his best known work in that style being Trinity Church in New York City. He was also the founder and first president (1857-1876) of the American Institute of Architects. In 1851 Richard Upjohn formed Upjohn & Company with his son Richard Michell Upjohn (1828-1878), who worked in his father's office from the age of 18. All Upjohn projects after 1860 were the product of a close collaboration between father and son. Richard Michell is best known as the architect of the Connecticut State Capitol. Hobart Upjohn was his son.