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Wilson Eyre architectural drawings and papers, 1877-1945

Summary Information

Abstract

Wilson Eyre, Jr. (1858-1944) was an American architect, teacher and writer who practiced in Philadelphia. He is known for his country houses and for being an innovator in the Shingle Style.

At a Glance

Bib ID 3460583 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Eyre, Wilson, 1858-1944 ; Eyre, Louisa
Title Wilson Eyre architectural drawings and papers, 1877-1945
Physical Description 159 drawings; 1 manuscript box; 3 print boxes
Language(s) English .
Access

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Arrangement

Description

Scope and Content

Series I: Drawings

This series consists of architectural as well as non-architectural original drawings and are cataloged in CLIO. The architectural drawings are organized by client. When the identification of the client was not available, the drawings were arranged in chronological order according to the date indicated on the drawing. The geographical location of the project was the third classification adopted and arranged alphabetically by state, cities, and streets. When none of these information could be found, the drawings were grouped together as "Miscellaneous". Non-architectural drawings include sketches of landscapes, people, birds, and chairs, as well as poster designs.

Series II: Scrapbooks

The scrapbooks contain mostly original drawings and sketches of architectural projects, published drawings or illustrations and photographs of Eyre's architectural practice. Clients' names and locations are generally provided, but most are undated. A list of client names was noted in the scope note of the finding aid. The 9th volume contains exclusively projects of gardens designed by Eyre. The 10th volume does not document Eyre's work but contains photographs primarily of Italian garden designs. Some illustrations of French gardens are included such as Parc Monceau in Paris and the gardens of Versailles. The original order of the scrapbooks was not clear so a new numerical sequence was applied.

Series III: Papers

This series consists of biographical material on Wilson Eyre as well as articles and lectures by and about Eyre. The series also contains lists, photographs, certificates and awards, and notes on Wilson Eyre by Louisa Eyre, Wilson's sister. The miscellaneous illustrations were published in American Architect, Town & County, The Brickbuilder, among others. In addition to printed material, most folders also include photographs.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

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Restrictions on Use

Columbia University is providing access to the materials in the Library's collections solely for noncommercial educational and research purposes. The unauthorized use, including, but not limited to, publication of the materials without the prior written permission of Columbia University is strictly prohibited. All inquiries regarding permission to publish should be submitted in writing to the Director, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. For additional guidance, see Columbia University Libraries' publication policy.

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Preferred Citation

Wilson Eyre architectural drawings and papers, circa 1877-1945, Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

Related Material

Wilson Eyre drawings collection held in the Architectural Archives at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Gift. Accession number--1955.002.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Processing Information

Paper finding aid created by Marie-Josée Lacroix in April 1984. This finding aid was compiled and modified by Nicole Lindberg Richard in June 2015.

Revision Description

2009-06-25 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

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History / Biographical Note

Biography

Wilson Eyre, Jr. was born in 1858 in Florence, where his father was stationed for service. He was schooled in Europe, Canada, and Newport, Rhode Island. He attended only one year of the architecture program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and acquired most of his training in architecture when he joined the office of James Peacock Sims in Philadelphia in 1877. In 1882, when Sims died, Eyre was given control of the office.

From 1901 to 1915, Eyre had a small branch office in New York City but continued his main practice in Philadelphia. He signed the work alone until 1912, the date of the beginning of a partnership with John Gilbert McIlvaine, which lasted until McIlvaine's death in 1939.

The greatest productivity of Eyre's career came between the late 19th century and World War I, during which he designed most of his major commissions. The principal contribution of Eyre lay in domestic design which constituted the bulk of his architectural work. In his design Eyre developed his concern for creating an American architecture by adapting English forms to the needs and usage of his contemporaries. His interests are reflected in the extraordinary renderings in the collection here at Avery.

In addition, his important contributions to the profession of architecture should be noted. He was the founder of the Philadelphia T-Square Club and president from 1887 to 1888. He was the president of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and was made a Fellow of the AIA in 1883. Finally, he was one of the founder and editors of House & Garden magazine. He was also active as a teacher of architecture and his work was widely published in the architecture journals of his day. He died in 1944 in Philadelphia.

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Series I: Drawings


Subseries 1: Architectural drawings



Box 1 Folder 1 Alpha Chi Rho Fraternity House (Bethlehem, Pa.), June 10-12, 1938

3 sheets : various media ; 43.1 x 53.2 cm. (17 x 21 in.) or smaller, mounted to 46.7 x 56.1 cm. (18 3/8 x 22 1/8 in.) or smaller

Project-level record



Box 1 Folder 2 Art Club Building (Philadelphia, Pa.), [undated]

8 drawings : various media ; 50.9 x 50.8 cm. (20 x 20 in.) or smaller

Project-level record



Drawer 246 Miss Bayard House, 1903

1 drawing : watercolor wash on paper ; 46.5 x 88.4 cm. (18 3/8 x 34 7/8 in.)

Project-level record



Box 1 Folder 4 Breese House, [undated]

1 drawing : graphite and watercolor on tracing paper ; 35.8 x 52.5 cm. (14 1/8 x 20 6/8 in.)

Project-level record



Box 1 Folder 5 Conrad House (Philadelphia, Pa.). Vestibule. Door, [undated]

1 drawing : graphite and watercolor and charcoal on paper ; 114.9 x 81 cm. (45 2/8 x 31 7/8 in.)

Project-level record



Drawer 246 Dennison Building, John Street (New York, N.Y.), 1897

1 drawing : ink on cloth ; 68.7 x 29.5 cm. (27 1/8 x 11 5/8 in.)

Project-level record



Box 1 Folder 6 Wilson Eyre House (Philadelphia, Pa.). Library, 1918

1 drawing : charcoal on paper ; 26.6 x 34.3 cm. (10 4/8 x 13 4/8 in.)

Project-level record



Box 1 Folder 7 Charles L. Freer log house, 1893 March 23

1 drawing : pencil and watercolor wash on tracing paper ; 38. 2 x 42. 2 cm. (15 1/8 x 16 5/8 in.)

Project-level record



Drawer 246 E.S. Hand country house (Southport, Conn.), 1891

1 drawing : ink on cloth mounted on cloth ; 30.1 x 79.5 cm. (11 7/8 x 31 3/8 in.)

Project-level record



Box 1 Folder 8 Harrison Bros. & Co. office building (Philadelphia, Pa.), [18]92

2 prints: photo-lithograph on paper ; 28.8 x 41.8 cm. (11 3/8 x 16 4/8 in.)

Project-level record



Drawer 246 Howard Henry House (Camp Hill, Pa.), 1904

1 drawing : ink on tracing paper ; 31.1 x 62.7 cm. (12 2/8 x 24 6/8 in.)

Project-level record



Box 1 Folder 9 Henry J. Krebs House (Wilmington, Del.), [between 1912 and 1939]

8 sheets : various media ; 29.9 x 69.4 cm. (11 6/8 x 27 3/8 in.) or smaller

Project-level record



Box 1 Folder 11 James B. Ladd House (Haverford, Pa.), 1904

2 drawings : ink on tracing paper ; 46.5 x 45.4 cm. (18 3/8 x 17 7/8 in.) or smaller

Project-level record



Box 1 Folder 12 Stephen Parrish country house (Windsor, Vt.), [before 1938]

1 drawing : pastel on board ; 25.2 x 42.3 cm. (10 x 16 5/8 in.)

Project-level record



Box 1 Folder 13 S.H. Reynolds House (Lancaster, Pa.), [between 1890 and 1903]

1 drawing : watercolor wash on paper mounted on paper ; 18.6 x 26.5 cm. (7 3/8 x 10 4/8 in.), mounted 21.8 x 28.9 cm. (8 5/8 x 11 3/8 in.)

Project-level record



Box 1 Folder 14 Frank Squier House (Greenwich, Conn.), [1898?]

3 drawings : pencil and watercolor wash on tracing paper mounted on board ; 19.1 x 47.8 cm. (7 1/2 x 18 7/8 in.) or smaller, mounted 21.3 x 49.7 cm. (8 3/8 x 19 5/8 in.) or smaller

Project-level record



Drawer 246 H. Genet Taylor House (Camden, N.J.), [between 1882 and 1894]

2 drawings : various media ; 47.9 x 67.2 cm. (18 7/8 x 26 1/2 in.) or smaller

Project-level record



Box 1 Folder 15 Walter S. Thompson House (Bryn Mawr, Pa.), [between 1912 and 1939]

11 sheets : various media ; 67.7 x 124.4 cm. (26 5/8 x 49 1/4 in.) or smaller

Project-level record



Box 1 Folder 16 John B. Townsend House (Radnor, Pa.). Garden house, 1914

3 sheets : sepia process print with watercolor wash and ink on paper ; 62.7 x 44.5 cm. (24 3/4 x 17 5/8 in.) or smaller

Project-level record



Box 1 Folder 17 Watson House (Germantown, Philadelphia, Pa.), [18]98

1 drawing : ink wash on cloth ; 16.8 x 19.9 cm. (6 5/8 x 7 7/8 in.)

Project-level record



Drawer 246 Pembroke (Bryn Mawr, Pa.), 1900

1 drawing : ink on tracing paper, mounted on cloth ; 37.2 x 70.4 cm. (14 5/8 x 27 3/4 in.), mounted 37.6 x 70.6 cm. (14 7/8 x 27 7/8 in.)

Project-level record



Box 1 Folder 18 Maxwell Wyeth House (Rosemont, Pa.), 1903

2 drawings : watercolor on paper ; 36.9 x 86.6 cm. (14 1/2 x 34 1/8 in.) or smaller

Project-level record



Box 1 Folder 19 Unidentified house (California), 1897

1 drawing : pencil and watercolor wash on tracing paper ; 20.5 x 33 cm. (8 1/8 x 13 in.)

Project-level record



Box 1 Folder 20 Unidentified house (Gloucester, Mass.), 1928

1 drawing : charcoal and pastel on paper ; 31.7 x 47.8 cm. (12 1/2 x 18 7/8 in.)

Project-level record



Box 1 Folder 21 Unidentified house (Merion, Pa.), [undated]

2 drawings : pen and wash on paper ; 22.6 x 21.3 cm. (8 7/8 x 8 3/8 in.) or smaller

Project-level record



Box 1 Folder 22 Unidentified house. Outbuildings, [undated]

1 drawing : pencil and watercolor wash on tracing paper with paper frame attached ; 17 x 30.1 cm. (6 3/4 x 11 7/8 in.), framed 24.7 x 34.5 cm. (9 3/4 x 13 5/8 in.)

Project-level record



Box 1 Folder 23 Corn Exchange National Bank, [undated]

1 drawing : pen and wash on paper ; 51.7 x 44.5 cm. (20 3/8 x 17 1/2 in.)

Project-level record



Box 1 Folder 24 Stained glass windows, [undated]

1 drawing : watercolor and pencil on tracing paper ; 61.9 x 41.2 cm. (24 3/8 x 16 1/4 in.)

Project-level record



Drawer 246 House at Garrett Ave. and Lancaster Pike (Rosemont, PA), 1923 July 28

2 blueprints



Drawer 246 John B. Townsend House (Radnor, Pa.). House, 1913

3 sheets : sepia process print with watercolor wash and ink on paper



Drawer 246 Unidentified house, [undated]

1 drawing : graphite on paper


Subseries 2: Non-architectural drawings



Box 2 Folder 25 Landscapes (Pompeii (Ancient city)), 1886

1 drawing : watercolor wash on paper ; 4.8 x 23.6 cm. (1 7/8 x 9 3/8 in.)

Project-level record



Box 2 Folder 26 Townscapes, [18]91

1 drawing : pencil and crayon on paper ; 31.8 x 37.8 cm. (12 1/2 x 14 7/8 in.)

Project-level record



Box 2 Folder 27 Unidentified rural building, 1891

1 drawing : watercolor and pencil on paper mounted on board ; 15.9 x 37.6 cm. (6 1/4 x 14 7/8 in.), mounted 18.6 x 40.9 cm. (7 3/8 x 16 1/8 in.)

Project-level record



Box 2 Folder 28 Street views, October [18]9[?]

1 drawing : watercolor wash and pencil on paper mounted on board ; 21.5 x 12.8 cm. (8 1/2 x 5 1/8 in.), mounted 27.7 x 19.2 cm. (10 7/8 x 7 5/8 in.)

Project-level record



Box 2 Folder 28 Landscapes, [18]93

1 drawing : watercolor and charcoal with pencil on paper ; 17.4 x 29.3 cm. (6 7/8 x 11 5/8 in.)

Project-level record



Box 2 Folder 28 Unidentified columnar buildings, 1895

1 drawing : charcoal and pastel on brown paper ; 25.8 x 35.2 cm. (10 1/4 x 13 7/8 in.)

Project-level record



Box 2 Folder 28 Landscapes, 1919

1 drawing : Pastel and charcoal on dark paper ; 26.7 x 36.6 cm. (10 1/2 x 14 1/2 in.)

Project-level record



Box 2 Folder 28 Street views, 1923

1 drawing : pencil and pastel on tracing paper ; 24.8 x 18.1 cm. (9 3/4 x 7 1/8 in.)

Project-level record



Box 2 Folder 29 Landscapes (Umbria, Italy), 1926[?]

1 drawing : crayon on paper ; 24.7 x 33.6 cm. (9 3/4 x 13 1/4 in.)

Project-level record



Box 2 Folder 30 Landscapes (Lake Placid, N.Y.), 1928

1 drawing : charcoal and pastel on brown paper ; 31.9 x 47.4 cm. (12 5/8 x 18 3/4 in.)

Project-level record



Box 2 Folder 31 Landscapes (Saranac Lake, N.Y.), 1928

2 drawings : charcoal and pastel on brown paper ; 32 x 48 cm. (12 5/8 x 19 in.) or smaller

Project-level record



Box 2 Folder 32 Landscapes (Gloucester, Mass.), 1928

1 drawing : charcoal and pastel on brown paper ; 31 x 43.4 cm. (12 1/4 x 17 1/8 in.)

Project-level record



Box 2 Folder 33 Townscapes (Amalfi, Italy), [undated]

1 drawing : ink and ink wash on lined paper ; 21.4 x 27.3 cm. (8 1/2 x 10 3/4 in.)

Project-level record



Box 2 Folder 34 Mt. Pleasant, Fairmount Park (Philadelphia, Pa.), [undated]

1 drawing : charcoal and pastel on brown paper ; 28.4 x 34.7 cm. (11 1/4 x 13 3/4 in.)

Project-level record



Box 2 Folder 34 Landscapes (Franklin, N.H.), [undated]

1 drawing : charcoal and pastel on gray paper ; 30.5 x 45.7 cm. (12 x 18 in.)

Project-level record



Box 2 Folder 34 Seascapes, [undated]

1 drawing ; watercolor wash on paper ; 14.8 x 22.9 cm. (5 7/8 x 9 in.)

Project-level record



Box 2 Folder 35 Landscapes (New Hope, Pa.), [undated]

1 drawing : charcoal and pastel on brown paper ; 28.6 x 47 cm. (11 1/4 x 18 1/2 in.)

Project-level record



Box 2 Folder 36 Unidentified water mill, [undated]

3 drawings : watercolor wash and graphite on gray paper ; 19.3 x 26.7 cm. (7 5/8 x 10 1/2 in.) or smaller

Project-level record



Box 2 Folder 37 Landscapes, [undated]

1 drawing : pastel and charcoal on brown paper ; 32.5 x 43.6 cm. (12 7/8 x 17 1/4 in.)

Project-level record



Box 2 Folder 38 Landscapes, [undated]

1 drawing : pencil with pastel on paper ; 38.1 x 43.1 cm. (15 x 17 in.)

Project-level record



Box 2 Folder 39 Landscapes, [undated]

1 drawing : charcoal and pastel on paper ; 25.3 x 35.7 cm. (10 x 14 1/8 in.)

Project-level record



Box 2 Folder 40 Landscapes, [undated]

1 sheet : charcoal with pastel on brown paper ; 33.5 x 48.9 cm. (13 1/4 x 19 1/4 in.)

Project-level record



Box 2 Folder 41 Landscapes, [undated]

1 drawing : pastel and pencil on brown paper ; 26.5 x 37.1 cm. (10 1/2 x 14 5/8 in.)

Project-level record



Box 2 Folder 41 Landscapes, [undated]

1 drawing :bcharcoal and pastel on blue paper ; 27.9 x 42.1 cm. (11 x 16 5/8 in.)

Project-level record



Box 2 Folder 42 Landscapes, [undated]

1 drawing : pastel and charcoal on gray paper ; 30.2 x 45.7 cm. (12 x 18 in.)

Project-level record



Box 2 Folder 43 Landscapes, [undated]

1 drawing : pastel and charcoal on brown paper ; 27.5 x 36.6 cm. (10 7/8 x 14 1/2 in.)

Project-level record



Box 2 Folder 44 Landscapes, [undated]

1 drawing : pastel on brown paper ; 28 x 37.2 cm. (11 x 14 3/4 in.)

Project-level record



Box 2 Folder 45 Unidentified walkway, [undated]

1 drawing : charcoal and watercolor wash on brown paper : 35.4 x 25.4 cm. (14 x 10 in.)

Project-level record



Box 2 Folder 46 Seascapes, [undated]

1 drawing : pastel and charcoal on blue paper ; 30.5 x 45.9 cm. (12 x 18 1/8 in.)

Project-level record



Box 2 Folder 47 Seascapes, [undated]

1 drawing : charcoal and pastel on brown paper ; 34.6 x 50.1 cm (13 5/8 x 19 3/4 in.)

Project-level record



Box 2 Folder 48 White Grass Ranch, [undated]

1 drawing : pencil and pastel on brown paper ; 29.5 x 37.1 cm. (11 5/8 x 14 5/8 in.)

Project-level record



Box 2 Folder 49 Unidentified log buildings, [undated]

1 drawing : pencil and pastel on paper ; 23.4 x 35.5 cm. (9 1/4 x 14 in.)

Project-level record



Box 3 Folder 50 Unidentified house, [undated]

1 drawing : charcoal and pastel on brown paper ; 32.7 x 49.8 cm. (12 7/8 x 19 5/8 in.)

Project-level record



Box 3 Folder 51 Landscapes, [undated]

1 drawing : charcoal and pastel on brown paper ; 29.9 x 42.4 cm. (11 3/4 x 16 3/4 in.)

Project-level record



Box 3 Folder 52 Landscapes, [undated]

1 drawing : charcoal and pastel on brown paper ; 26.8 x 36.5 cm. (10 5/8 x 14 3/8 in.)

Project-level record



Box 3 Folder 53 Landscapes, [undated]

1 sheet : various media ; 28.7 x 36.1 cm. (11 3/8 x 14 1/4 in.)



Box 3 Folder 53 Landscapes, [undated]

1 drawing : charcoal and pastel on brown paper ; 28.5 x 37.2 cm. (11 1/4 x 14 5/8 in.)

Project-level record



Box 3 Folder 53 Landscapes, [undated]

1 drawing : charcoal and pastel on gray paper ; 22.7 x 28.3 cm. (9 x 11 1/4 in.)

Project-level record



Box 3 Folder 54 Moulins Engilbert, [undated]

1 drawing : charcoal and pastel on brown paper ; 50.6 x 32.7 cm. (20 x 12 7/8 in.)

Project-level record



Box 3 Folder 55 Animal drawings, 1888

2 drawings : watercolor with pencil on paper ; 12.3 x 16.4 cm. (4 7/8 x 6 1/2 in.) or smaller

Project-level record



Box 3 Folder 56 Landscapes, [18]95

1 drawing : charcoal and pastel on brown paper ; 51.1 x 39.4 cm. (20 1/8 x 15 1/2 in.)

Project-level record



Box 3 Folder 57 Travel sketches. Havana (Cuba), 1917

1 drawing : charcoal and pastel on brown paper with frame of brown paper attached ; 28.7 x 37 cm. (11 3/8 x 14 5/8 in.), framed 37.3 x 42.9 cm. (14 3/4 x 16 7/8 in.)

Project-level record



Box 3 Folder 58 Figure drawings, 1917

1 drawing : pencil with pastel on gray paper ; 38.4 x 27.9 cm. (15 1/8 x 11 in.)

Project-level record



Box 3 Folder 59 Figure drawings, 1917

1 drawing : charcoal and pastel on brown paper ; 37.1 x 28.3 cm. (14 5/8 x 11 1/8 in.)

Project-level record



Box 3 Folder 60 Figure drawings, [18]92

1 drawing : watercolor and graphite on gray paper ; 33.4 x 38 cm. (13 1/8 x 15 in.)

Project-level record



Box 3 Folder 61 Figure drawings, [undated]

1 drawing : charcoal and pastel on paper, mounted on paper ; 32 x 45.9 cm. (12 5/8 x 18 1/8 in.), mounted 36.7 x 49.2 cm. (14 1/2 x 19 3/8 in.)

Project-level record



Box 3 Folder 62 Figure drawings, [undated]

1 drawing : charcoal with pastel on brown paper ; 54.4 x 27.8 cm. (21 3/8 x 11 in.)

Project-level record



Box 3 Folder 63 Figure drawings, [undated]

1 drawing : watercolor and pencil on paper mounted on brown paper ; 18.3 x 10.6 cm. (7 1/4 x 4 1/4 in.), mounted 30.5 x 21.2 cm. (12 x 8 3/8 in.)

Project-level record



Box 3 Folder 63 Figure drawings, [undated]

1 drawing : ink and watercolor on brown paper ; 25.2 x 38.8 cm. (10 x 15 1/4 in.)

Project-level record



Box 3 Folder 63 Figure drawings, [undated]

1 drawing : graphite and watercolor wash on paper ; 25.6 x 18 cm. (10 1/8 x 7 1/8 in.)

Project-level record



Box 3 Folder 64 Figure drawings, [undated]

1 drawing : charcoal and pastel on brown paper ; 35.7 x 26.8 cm. (14 1/8 x 10 5/8 in.)

Project-level record



Box 3 Folder 64 Furniture, [undated]

1 drawing : watercolor wash and pencil on paper ; 23.8 x 16.7 cm. (9 3/8 x 6 5/8 in.)

Project-level record



Box 3 Folder 65 Street views (Salicu), [undated]

1 drawing : charcoal and pastel on brown paper ; 29.3 x 43.2 cm. (11 5/8 x 17 in.)

Project-level record



Box 3 Folder 66 Unidentified bank, [undated]

1 drawing : pencil and watercolor wash on tracing paper ; 36.7 x 47 cm. (14 1/2 x 18 1/2 in.)

Project-level record



Box 3 Folder 67 Posters, 1892

1 print : lithograph on paper ; 55.8 x 35.4 cm. (22 x 14 in.)

Project-level record



Box 3 Folder 67 Posters, 1894

1 print : lithograph on paper ; 60.5 x 41.9 cm. (23 7/8 x 16 1/2 in.)

Project-level record



Box 3 Folder 68 Portraits, [undated]

3 drawings : various media ; 56.9 x 76.2 cm. (22 3/8 x 30 in.) or smaller

Project-level record



Drawer 246 Donald McIlvaine House (Rosemont, Pa.), 1925 to 1929

27 sheets : various media ; 233.7 x 127.2 cm. (92 x 50 1/8 in.) or smaller + 2 booklets and 4 loose sheets

Project-level record

Series II: Scrapbooks



Volume 1 Scrapbook (Vol. 1), undated

Clients include : Jeffors ; Roberts, Peter W. ; Tallman ; Ellis ; Cooke, Jay ; Curtis ; and other unidentified clients



Volume 2 Scrapbook (Vol. 2), undated, 1885 to 1923

Clients include : Borie, Charles L ; Mason, Misses ; Freer, Miss ; Squire, Frank ; Brown, D.P. ; Brown, Neilson ; Bennet ; Clarcke, Thos. S. ; Pepper, John W. ; Freer ; Deacon, Harlston ; Conklin, R. ; Conklin Theodore ; Hyde ; Curtis ; Wyeth, Maxwell ; Hyde ; Joby ; Cary, Melbert B. ; Schultz, H. V. H. ; Randolph ; Humphrey ; Albert, Ernest ; other unidentified clients



Volume 3 Scrapbook (Vol. 3), undated, 1905 to 1910

Clients include : Clarke, Thomas S. ; Conklin, Theo ; Turner W.M. Jay ; Wyeth, Maxwell ; Alger, Miss ; Fuller, Miss ; Deacon, Harlston ; Bixby, William R. ; Ladd, James B. ; Parrish, Maxfield ; King, Geo. W. ; Wheeler, Charles ; Crenshaw, E. A. ; Drexel, A. J. Jr. ; Zantzinger, E. ; Alhhurst, R. L. ; Albert, Ernest ; Squier ; Hand, E. S. ; Borie, Chas. L. ; Freer, C. L. ; Potter ; Hunphreys, Dr. ; Schultz, B. V. H. ; Conklin, Roland ; Henry, Howard; other unidentifed clients



Volume 4 Scrapbook (Vol. 4), undated, 1891 to 1901

Clients include : Albert, E. ; Wyeth, Maxwell ; Hand, E. S. ; Deacon, Harleston ; Squier, Frank ; Fuller, Miss ; Alger, Miss ; Pepper, John H. ; Brown, Neilson ; Newhall ; Cass, Charles A. ; other unidentified clients



Volume 5 Scrapbook (Vol. 5), undated, 1891 to 1901

Clients include : Potter ; Landale, Moylan ; Pepper, David ; Drexel ; Albert ; Brinton, Ferree ; Freer, Miss ; Frettringham, A. J. ; Borie, Beauveau ; Borie, Charles L. ; Moore, C. B. ; Starr, Dr. ; Brooker ; other unidentified clients



Volume 6 Scrapbook (Vol. 6), undated, circa 1908 to 1910

Clients included : Pepper ; Clarke ; Cass, Charles A. ; Cooke, Jay III ; Turner, Wm. Jay ; Martin, Dr. Edim ; Wyeth, Maxwell ; Schultz ; Cornell, Charles ; Ellis, W. M. S. ; Squier, Frank ; White, Henry C. Drexel, Anthony J. ; King ; other unidentified clients



Volume 7 Scrapbook (Vol. 7), undated, 1886 to 1903

Clients included : Pepper, David ; Freer, Miss ; Phelps, F. A. ; Brinton, Ferree ; Albert, Ernest ; Freer, G. L. ; Pepper, David ; Raynolds, H. S. ; Freer , Mr. ; Drexel, A. J. ; Brown, Neilson ; Frethingham, A. J. ; Newhall House ; Squier, Frank ; Mason, Miss ; "the Moors" ; Bennett, H. C. ; Meberton, Craig ; Schaeffer ; Lansdale, W. Meylan ; Wheeler, Chas. ; Park, Roland ; Borie, Charles L. ; Bixby, William K. ; Brown, D. P. ; Parrish, Stephen ; Howe, John K. ; Thompson, Frank ; Conklin ; other unidentified clients



Volume 8 Scrapbook (Vol. 8), undated, 1891 to 1908

Clients included : Conklin, R. ; Freer, Mrs. ; Brinton, F. ; Frettringham, A. L. ; Freer, Miss ; Phelps, F. A. ; Albert ; Squier, Frank ; Ladd ; Humphreys ; Deacon ; Butler, G. ; Clark, Thomas S. ; Conklin, Stanley ; Bennet ; Conklin, Theodore ; Conklin, S. ; Martin, E. ; Cary, Melbert B. ; Taylor ; Schultz ; Harrison ; Freer, C. L. ; Woodward, Dr. G. ; Curtis, C. B. ; King, Geo. W. Cornell, Carl ; Cass, Charles A. ; other unidentified clients



Volume 9 Scrapbook (Vol. 9), undated

Clients included : Borie, C. L. Jr. ; Alger, Miss ; Henry, Howard ; Parrish, Stephen ; Squier, Frank ; Borie, Beauveau ; Conklin, R. R. ; Zanzinger ; Pepper, John



Volume 10 Scrapbook (Vol. 10), undated

Consists mostly of photographs of Italian, with some French, garden designs.

Series III: Papers



Box 4 Folder 1 Biographical and geneological material, undated

Typescript titled, "Old Philadelphia Families - Eyre" by Frank Willing Leach, 31 pp. ; Typescript titled, "Historical and Biographical Sketch of the Eyre Family", 5 pp. ; Typescript titled, "Wilson Eyre: October 30, 1858 - October 23, 1944" by John Harbeson, 3 pp.



Box 4 Folder 2 Biographical material, 1914 to 1945

Correspondence : 4 items ; clippings : 2 items



Box 4 Folder 3 Photographs of Eyre, undated, 1867 to 1926

10 items



Box 3 Folder 69 Certificates and awards, 1903 to 1940

9 items : 1903 December 1, Louisiana Purchase Exposition appointing Eyre as member of the art section advisory committee for Philadelphia ; 1904 Universal Exposition St. Louis, silver medal for collective exhibit of landscape architecture and architectural design ; 1904 Universal Exposition St. Louis, commemorative diploma, member of Pennsylvania advisory committee and Philadelphia section national jury of selection of art ; 1928 The Philadelphia Building Congress appointing Eyre as Master Craftsman ; 18 January 1927, The Academy of National Sciences of Philadelphia elected member ; 1940 December 9, University Club of Philadelphia honoary member ; 1924 September 1, certificate from the New York State Board of Examiners and Registration of Architects ; December 1906 Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the T Square Club of Philadelphia second mention in the exhibition of architecture and allied arts ; 1924 February 21 certificate authorizing Eyre as architect in the state of New York



Box 4 Folder 4 Lists of articles by and about Wilson Eyre



Box 4 Folder 5 Lists of works executed by Wilson Eyre



Box 4 Folder 6 to 9 Articles written by Wilson Eyre, undated, 1895 to 1931

11 items



Box 4 Folder 10 Lectures by Wilson Eyre, undated

3 items



Box 4 Folder 11 Lecture about Wilson Eyre by Alan Burnham, 1953 May 22

1 item



Box 4 Folder 12 Notes on Wilson Eyre by Louisa Eyre [Wilson's sister], undated, 1951

Contains lists of Eyre's works and articles published by or about Eyre. Also contains answers to Alan Burnham's questions



Box 4 Folder 13 Articles written about Wilson Eyre, 1925 to 1946

6 items, 2 copies



Box 4 Folder 14 Articles written about Wilson Eyre

3 items, 2 copies



Box 4 Folder 15 Exhibition at the Architectural Leaue of New York, 1938

Correspondence : 12 items ; photographs : 7 items ; catalogue : 1 item



Box 4 Folder 16 Exhibition at the University of Pennslyvania, 1945

2 items



Box 4 Folder 17 Miscellaneous published illustrations, undated

3 items



Box 4 Folder 18 Miscellaneous published illustrations, 1910 June 1

7 items



Box 4 Folder 19 Miscellaneous published illustrations, 1911 to 1917

11 items



Box 4 Folder 20 Miscellaneous published illustrations, [1911]

8 items



Box 4 Folder 21 Miscellaneous published illustrations, 1922

9 items



Box 4 Folder 22 Miscellaneous published illustrations, undated

9 items



Box 4 Folder 23 Miscellaneous published illustrations, 1908 to 1910

15 items ; 2 articles



Box 4 Folder 24 Miscellaneous published illustrations, 1901 to 1946

65 items : includes clippings of article illustrations published on various Eyre projects

Series IV: Additional Donations



Box 4 Folder 25 Photo Album, "Residence of Samuel P. Rotan" (Wyndmoor, PA), ca. 1923-25

Small album of 30 original mounted silver prints showing the construction of a grand house designed by Wilson Eyre. The house was called "Lane's End." The photos show exterior and roof construction. Included is a newspaper clipping, dated 1946, with the title "Rotans' $1,500,000 'Treasure House' at Wyndmoor on sale for $285,000." The article explains that the house was made from old materials gathered by Mr. and Mrs. Rotan in England. Mr. Rotan, who had been a former Philadelphia District Attorney died om 1930, just five years after the house's completion.

[Accession 2011.025]