Avery Drawings & Archives Collections
 

Frederick Clarke Withers architectural drawings and papers, 1852-1890

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 3460605 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Withers, Frederick Clarke, 1828-1901 ; Jones, Sullivan ; Plumbe, Rowland
Title Frederick Clarke Withers architectural drawings and papers, 1852-1890
Physical Description 120 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

Included are 19 original architectural drawings and photographs and prints of drawings by Withers. Among these are designs for the Van Schaick Free Reading Room (now the Huntington Free Library and Reading Room), Bronx, N.Y.; reredos proposed for the Church of the Transfiguration, New York City; Chapel of the Good Shepherd on Blackwells Island (now Roosevelt Island), N.Y.; a competition design for the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City; St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Hanover, N.H.); and drawings by others, including Sullivan Jones and Rowland Plumbe. This collection also includes manuscript copies of three letters from Withers to his mother written at sea in 1852 and describing his trip to America.

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

Frederick Clarke Withers 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--Various gifts. Accession number--1958.001 and 1999.008.

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
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
architectural drawings (visual works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

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Architecture -- Competitions Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- United States -- Designs and plans Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cathedral of St. John the Divine (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Chapel of the Good Shepherd (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Church buildings -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Church of the Transfiguration (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Huntington Free Library Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Public libraries -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Van Schaick Free Reading Room (Bronx, New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Architect. Withers was born in England and emigrated to the United States in 1852.