Avery Drawings & Archives Collections

A. D. F. Hamlin architectural drawings and papers, 1835-1926

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 3460612 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Hamlin, A. D. F. (Alfred Dwight Foster), 1855-1926; Hamlin, Cyrus; Warner, Charles Dudley, 1829-1900; MacNeil, Hermon Atkins, 1866-1947; Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Title A. D. F. Hamlin architectural drawings and papers, 1835-1926
Physical Description 3 print boxes; 4 manuscript boxes; 2 folders; 4 oversize folders; 1 rolls; 1 item (framed drawing)
Language(s) Some materials are in French.
Additional Description https://www1.columbia.edu/sec/cu/libraries/inside/avery_assets/Hamlin.ADF.pdf



Architectural drawings for buildings designed by Hamlin including proposed alterations for the Charles Dudley Warner House, circa 1885; pumping station Clear Stream (or Clear Stream Station), Long Island, 1886; American Classical School, Athens, Greece, 1886-1888; proposed cottage for Mrs. R. Hoe at Sea Cliff, Long Island, 1887; an addition to Clinton Hall at Blair Presbyterian Academy, Blairstown, New Jersey, circa 1896; Soldier's Monument, Whitinsville, Massachusetts, circa 1904 (Hamlin was the architect and Herman A. MacNeil was the sculptor); and miscellaneous and unidentified structures. Also included are drawings done by Hamlin while a student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1876-1877; sketches done by Hamlin on travels both in the United States and abroad, 1867-1923; photographs of various unidentified buildings and architectural drawings; manuscripts of "ARCHITECTURAL SHADES AND SHADOWS" with related drawings"History of American Art" (unfinished, in French), circa 1923, and "MODERN ARCHITECTURE AND THE CRITICS" circa 1923. Personal materials included undated photographs of A.D.F. Hamlin; a photograph of an 1835 portrait of Cyrus Hamlin; a volume containing condolences, 1926, on the occasion of A.D.F. Hamlin's death; and a scrapbook"Memoirs of Amherst, Class of '75" containing programs, invitations, clippings, notes, essays, exam questions, steamship passenger lists, and other materials.

Using the Collection

Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Preferred Citation

A. D. F. Hamlin architectural drawings and papers. Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Gift.

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
architectural drawings (visual works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


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American School of Classical Studies at Athens Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- United States -- Designs and plans Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Blair Presbyterian Academy (Blairstown, N.J.). Clinton Hall Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Charles Dudley Warner Residence Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clear Stream Station (Clear Stream, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cottages -- New York (State) -- Sea Cliff Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Industrial buildings -- New York (State) -- Clear Stream Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mrs. R. Hoe cottage (Sea Cliff, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Schools -- Greece -- Athens Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Schools -- New Jersey -- Blairstown Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Soldier's Monument (Whitinsville, Mass.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Soldiers' monuments -- Massachusetts -- Whitinsville Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- Pictorial works Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Architect, Professor of Architecture. Hamlin was affiliated with the architectural firm of McKim, Mead & White, 1881-1883, and taught at Columbia's School of Architecture from 1883 to 1926.