Avery Drawings & Archives Collections
 

Martin E. Thompson architectural drawings and papers, 1822-1861

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 6371902 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Thompson, Martin E (Martin Euclid), 1786 or 1787-1877
Title Martin E. Thompson architectural drawings and papers, 1822-1861
Physical Description .25 linear feet of papers; 26 drawings
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.

Arrangement

Arrangment

This collection contains two series: Series I: Architectural Drawings; Series II: Papers

Description

Scope and Content

This collection contains original architectural drawings for projects in New York City and unidentified locations, an account ledger for work done on the Brick Presbyterian Church, an agreement between the Trustees of Columbia College and Thompson for the erection of the Columbia Grammar School, and a bill for work on the Trademens Bank, all in New York City.

General Note

The drawings in this collection have been individually catalogued in CLIO and may be found by conducting an author search under "Thompson, Martin E."

Additional drawings related to Martin E. Thompson can also be found in the Alexander Jackson Davis collection held by the Dept. of Drawings & Archives

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

Martin E. Thompson architectural drawings and papers, Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library. Columbia University, New York, NY.

Custodial History

The provenance of this collection is unknown.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Processing Information

This finding aid was compiled and modified by Nicole Lindberg Richard in 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

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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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Holograph papers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mixed media drawings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Architecture -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- United States -- Designs and plans Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Greek revival (Architecture) -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

American architect (1796 - 1877), practiced in New York City in partnership with Ithiel Town.

Series I: Architectural Drawings

Range: NYDA.1000.013.00001 Unidentified Greek revival building [18--]

1 drawing : ink and watercolor wash on paper ; 39.9 x 59.7 cm. (15 6/8 x 23 4/8 in.)

Project-level record

Range: NYDA.1000.010.00001 United States Branch Bank (New York, N.Y.) [ca. 1823]

1 drawing : ink and watercolor wash on paper ; 40.0 x 56.3 cm. (15 6/8 x 22 2/8 in.)

Project-level record

Range: NYDA.1000.010.00002 New York Merchants' Exchange (New York, N.Y.) [1824-26]

1 drawing : ink and watercolor wash on paper ; 36.7 x 54.2 cm. (144/8 x 20 4/8 in.)

Project-level record

Range: NYDA.1000.010.00003 New York Merchants' Exchange (New York, N.Y.) [1824-1826]

1 drawing : ink and watercolor wash with pencil on paper ; 38.8 x 56.4 cm. (15 2/8 x 22 2/8 in.)

Project-level record

Range: NYDA.1000.010.00004 Unidentified Greek revival building [18--]

1 drawing : ink and watercolor on paper, clothbacked ; 34.8 x 48.0 cm. (13 5/8 x 19 in.)

Project-level record

Range: NYDA.1000.010.00005 Unidentified Greek revival building [18--]

1 drawing : ink and watercolor wash on paper ; 38.6 x 52 cm. (15 2/8 x 20 4/8 in.)

Project-level record

Range: NYDA.1000.010.00006 Unidentified Greek revival building [18--]

1 drawing : ink and watercolor wash on paper ; 38.7 x 51.7 cm. (15 2/8 x 20 3/8 in.)

Project-level record

Range: NYDA.1000.010.00007 Columbia Grammar School (New York, N.Y.) [circa 1829]

1 drawing : ink and watercolor on paper ; 35.2 x 51.6 cm. (13 7/8 x 20 3/8 in.)

Project-level record

Range: NYDA.1000.010.00008 Columbia Grammar School (New York, N.Y.) [ca. 1829]

1 drawing : ink and watercolor wash on paper ; 34.6 x 53.5 cm. (13 5/8 x 21 1/8 in.)

Project-level record

Range: NYDA.1000.010.00009 Columbia Grammar School (New York, N.Y.) [1829]

1 drawing : ink and watercolor on paper ; 46.6 x 60.3 cm. (18 3/8 x 26 7/8 in.)

Project-level record

Range: NYDA.1000.010.00010 Columbia Grammar School (New York, N.Y.) [18--]

1 drawing : ink with pencil on paper ; 19.2 x 22.5 in. (7 5/8 x 8 7/8 in.)

Project-level record

Range: NYDA.1000.010.00011 Columbia Grammar School (New York, N.Y.) May 1829

1 drawing : ink and watercolor wash on paper ; 26.2 x 38.5 cm. (103/8 x 15 1/8 in.)

Project-level record

Range: NYDA.1000.010.00012 Columbia College (New York, N.Y.) [18--]

1 drawing : ink and watercolor wash on paper ; 46.8 x 34.2 cm. (184/8 x 13 4/8 in.)

Project-level record

Range: NYDA.1000.010.00013 Unidentified town house [1829]

1 drawing : ink and watercolor wash on paper ; 58.2 x 47.7 cm. (23 x 18 1/8 in.)

Project-level record

Range: NYDA.1000.010.00014 Columbia College (New York, N.Y.) [1830?]

1 drawing : ink and watercolor wash on paper ; 72.2 x 46.7 cm. (28 5/8 x 18 4/8 in.)

Project-level record

Range: NYDA.1000.010.00015 City Infirmary (New York, N.Y.) [18--]

1 drawing : ink and watercolor wash on paper ; 28.1 x 38.2 cm. (11 1/8 x 15 1/8 in.)

Project-level record

Range: NYDA.1000.010.00016 Unidentified vaults [18--]

1 drawing : ink and watercolor wash on paper ; 36.7 x 56 cm. (15 4/8 x 22 1/8 in.)

Project-level record

Range: NYDA.1000.010.00017 Unidentified Greek revival building [18--]

1 drawing : ink and watercolor wash on paper ; 28.9 x 45.6 cm. (11 3.8 x 18 in.)

Project-level record

Range: NYDA.1000.010.00018 Unidentified Greek revival building [18--]

1 drawing : ink and watercolor wash on paper ; 31.2 x 48.8 cm. (12 2/8 x 18 2/8 in.)

Project-level record

Range: NYDA.1000.010.00019 Unidentified Greek revival house [after 1825]

1 drawing : ink and watercolor wash on paper ; 39.5 x 52.6 cm. (15 5/8 x 20 6/8 in.)

Project-level record

Range: NYDA.1000.010.00020 Unidentified Greek revival house [18--]

1 drawing : ink and watercolor wash on paper ; 39.3 x 54.1 cm. (21 3/8 x 15 4/8 in.)

Project-level record

Range: NYDA.1000.010.00021 Unidentified Greek revival house [n.d.]

1 drawing : ink and watercolor wash on paper ; 39.4 x 54.2 cm. (15 1/2 x 21 3.8 in.)

Project-level record

Range: NYDA.1000.010.00022 Unidentified Greek revival house May, 1845

1 drawing : ink and watercolor wash on paper ; 32.4 x 47.8 cm. (12 6/8 x 18 7/8 in.)

Project-level record

Range: NYDA.1000.010.00023 Unidentified Greek revival building March 23, 1829

1 drawing : ink and watercolor wash on paper ; 45.5 x 38.4 cm. (18 x 15 1/8 in.)

Project-level record

Range: NYDA.1000.010.00024 Unidentified Greek revival building [18--]

1 drawing : ink (with col.) on paper ; 38.7 x 60.4 cm. (15 3/8 x 24 6/8 in.)

Project-level record

Range: NYDA.1000.010.00025 Unidentified Corinthian arcade [18--]

1 drawing : ink with pencil on paper ; 38.6 x 55.5 cm. (15 2/8 x 21 4/8 in.)

Project-level record

Range: NYDA.1000.010.00026 Columbia Grammar School (New York, N.Y.) [circa 1829]

1 drawing : ink and watercolor wash on paper ; 20.5 x 24.8 cm. (8 1/8 x 9 3/4 in.)

Project-level record

Range: NYDA.1000.013.00001 Unidentified Greek revival building [18--]

1 drawing : ink and watercolor wash on paper ; 39.9 x 59.7 cm. (15 6/8 x 23 4/8 in.)

Project-level record

Series II: Papers

Avery Miscellaneous Collection Accounts for work done for the Brick Presbyterian Church July 1822 to January 1823

4 pages

Avery Miscellaneous Collection Agreement between the Trustees of Columbia college and Martin E. Thompson, architect, for the erection of the Columbia grammar school building, with the specifications and contract drawings for the plans and elevations, scale 1/16 1829 May 5

18 pages [originally appended to drawing NYDA.1000.010.000011]

Avery Miscellaneous Collection Bill for work on the Tradesmens Bank, Broadway and Reade St., New York 1859 to 1861

1 page

Avery Miscellaneous Collection Letter from Martin E. Thompson to James Renwick agreeing to build the East wing of the proposed addition to Columbia College 1829 May 29

1 page

Avery Miscellaneous Collection An agreement for an unidentified town house 1830 January 25

1 page [orignally appended to drawing NYDA.1000.010.00013]