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Stanford White correspondence and architectural drawings, 1887-1922, bulk 1887-1907

Summary Information

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Bib ID 3460603 View CLIO record
Creator(s) White, Stanford, 1853-1906 ; Boring, William A (William Alciphron), 1859-1937 ; Hunt, Richard Morris, 1827-1895 ; Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907 ; Tiffany, Louis Comfort, 1848-1933 ; La Farge, John, 1835-1910 ; McKim, Charles Follen, 1847-1909 ; Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903 ; Warren, Whitney, 1864-1943 ; Bardini, Stefano, 1836-1922 ; White, Bessie Spring Smith ; Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916 ; Ware, William R (William Robert), 1832-1915 ; Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919 ; Vanderbilt, Cornelius, 1843-1899 ; Baker, Percy ; Gilbert, Cass, 1859-1934 ; Hassam, Childe, 1859-1935 ; Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925 ; Wanamaker, John, 1838-1922 ; Dewing, Thomas Wilmer, 1851-1938 ; Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903 ; White, Richard ; White, Lawrence Grant, 1887-1956 ; Carrère & Hastings ; McKim, Mead & White
Title Stanford White correspondence and architectural drawings, 1887-1922, bulk 1887-1907
Physical Description 39 manuscript boxes; 300 drawings (approximate)
Language(s) English .
Additional Description http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/img/assets/8897/White_letterpress_index.pdf
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 consists primarily of White's letterpress books and correspondence, with some related bills, receipts, and other ephemera, 1887-1906, relating to his professional and personal matters. Correspondence, 1907, relates to his estate. Correspondents of note include William A. Boring, Richard Morris Hunt, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Louis C. Tiffany, John La Farge, Charles McKim, Frederick Law Olmsted, Whitney Warren, Stefano Bardini, Bessie White, William Merritt Chase, William Robert Ware, Kenyon Cox, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Percy Baker, Cass Gilbert, Childe Hassam, John Singer Sargent, John Wanamaker, Carrère & Hastings, Thomas Dewing, James McNeill Whistler, Lawrence White, Richard White, and other architects, artists, contractors, suppliers, clients, friends, and family members. One letter book contains letters, 1922, by White's son Lawrence Grant White. Also included are White's architectural drawings for houses he built for himself at St. James, Long Island, 1892-1904, and 121 East 21st Street, New York, undated; miscellaneous drawings; and a few architectural drawings by Lawrence Grant White, and drafts of his translation of Dante's DIVINE COMEDY.

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.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Permission to publish must be obtained in writing from the Director, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, 1172 Amsterdam Ave., MC 0301, New York, NY 10027.

Preferred Citation

Stanford White correspondence and architectural drawings. Located in the Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Architect. Partner in the New York architectural firm McKim, Mead & White.