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File Box -- Detail Drawings

CC010.009.008 (RS243099)


File box containing approximately 360 items filed in 25 envelopes. File box has marbled paper cover; side panel is missing and part of top is missing. The majority of the items (approximately 300) are detail drawings or sketches in pencil by Irving and Casson or Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. Also included are approximately 50 blueprints, several photographs and two invoices. The items depict church-related furnishings such as altars, reredoes, prayer desks, lecterns, pulpits, pews, church seating, hymn boards, bulletin boards, credences, vestment cabinets, communion tables, choir stalls, organ cases, and altar rails. A sarcophagus is also included. The detail number, order number and year are often shown on the drawings or blueprints; model numbers and sales persons have also been provided in some cases. Customer names are handwritten on many album pages.

Named customers include: Academy of the Sacred Heart Chapel (Noroton, CT); All Saints' Church (Brookline, MA); All Saints' Church (Whitman, MA); All Souls Church (Lowell, MA); All Souls Church (Washington, D.C.); Amherst College (Amherst, MA); Andover-Newton Theological School (Cambridge, MA); George W. Angier (Waban, MA); B. P. O. E.; Mrs. F. J. Bartlett (Malden, MA); Mrs. F. W. Bird; Mrs. V. Blanchard; Brighton Congregational Church (Brighton, MA); Carmelite Convent (San Francisco, CA); Rev. James E. Cassidy; Elizabeth Castle (Wellesley, MA); Cathedral Church of St. Paul (Boston, MA); Cathedral of Holy Cross; Catholic Church of St. Luke (Portland, ME); Catholic Church of St. Paul (Boston, MA); Central Congregational Church (Providence, RI); Chicago Temple (Chicago, IL); A. W. Chittenden (Siasconset, MA); Christ Church (Wellesley, MA); Christ Church (Cambridge, MA); Christ Church (New Haven, CT); Christ Church (Springfield, MA); Christian Science Reading Room (Boston, MA); Church Mission of Help (New York, NY); Church of Our Redeemer; Church of the Annunciation (Ilion, NY); Church of the Ascension (Fall River, MA); Church of the Blessed Sacrament; Church of the Epiphany (Dorchester, MA); Church of the Good Shepherd (Waban, MA); Church of the Holy Name (Fall River, MA); Church of the Holy Spirit (Mattapan, MA); Church of the Immaculate Conception (Everett, MA); Church of the Incarnation (Lynn, MA); Church of the Messiah (Auburndale, MA); Church of the Messiah (Providence, RI); Church of the Nativity; Church of the Redeemer (Chestnut Hill, MA); Church of the Redeemer (Providence, RI); Church of the Redeemer, Mispah Club (South Boston, MA); Congregational Church (Adams, MA); Congregational Church (Shelburne Falls, MA); Congregational Church (Wilton, CT); Convent of the Immaculate Conception (Malden, MA); Convent of the Sacred Heart (Boston, MA); Elizabeth Corr; Deaconess Dahlgren; Diocesan House (Boston, MA); Miss M. A. Donnelley; William Arthur Dupee (Biddeford Poo l, ME); Mrs. Henry H. Eddy; Embury Methodist Episcopal Church (Central Falls, RI); First Baptist Church (Malden, MA); First Baptist Church (New Brunswick, NJ); First Baptist Church (Rockland, ME); First Church of Christ Scientist (Chicago, IL); First Congregational Church (Wareham, MA); First Congregational Church (Winchester, MA); First M. E. Church (Durham, NC); First Parish of Malden, Universalist (Malden, MA); First Parish Unitarian Universalist (Portland, ME); First Presbyterian Church (Clinton, IA); First Presbyterian Church (Pittsburgh, PA); First Unitarian Church (Taunton, MA); Gorham Co.; Grace and St. Peter's Church (Baltimore, MD); Grace Church (Highland Park, IL); Grace Church (Newton, MA); Grace Episcopal Church (Windsor, CT); Mrs. Samuel L. Hills; Mrs. Sherman Hoar (Concord, MA); Virginia Holmes; Holy Rosary Catholic Church (Toledo, OH);Homewood Cemetery Chapel (Pittsburgh, PA); Rev. D. F. Horgan (Danversport, MA); Arthur P. Irving; Mrs. Chauncey Keep; H. W. Kent; Rev. Richard Loring (Baltimore, MD); M. E. Church (South Manchester, CT); Miss M. S. MacTaggart; Mathewson Street M. E. Church (Providence, RI); M. Matthews; Melrose Unitarian Church (Melrose, MA); Middlesex School Memorial Chapel (Concord, MA); Virginia Minns (Mobile, AL); Mt. Hermon School (East Northfield, MA); Mt. St. Vincent School; Rev. David Murphy; N. E. Mutual Life Insurance; Mrs. Frank King Nash; Natick Church (Natick, MA); Newtonville M. E. Church (Newtonville, MA); Mrs. Hugh W. Ogden; Old South Congregational Church (Farmington, ME); A. W. Pierce (Franklin, MA); Presbyterian Church (Mexico, MO); Riverside Congregational Church; Sacred Heart Academy (Albany, NY); Mrs. Russell A. Sears (East Dennis, MA); Second Church of Christ Scientist Reading Room (Boston, MA); Second Congregational Church (Cohasset, MA); Second Congregational Church (North Beverly, MA); Sister of Providence (Holyoke, MA); Smith College, Library Chapel (Northampton, MA); Sphinx Corporation; St. Agatha's Church ( Philadelphia, PA); St. Agnes Convent, Novitiate House (Sparkill, NY); St. Andrew Apostle Church; St. Ann's Church (Lincoln, MA); St. Ansgarius Church (Providence, RI); St. Anthony's Chapel (East Gloucester, MA); St. Antoninus' Church (Newark, NJ); St. Augustine's Church (South Boston, MA); St. Catherine of Genoa Church (Somerville, MA); St. Clement's Church (Philadelphia, PA); St. George's Church (Central Falls, RI); St. George's Church (Newport, RI); St. Hugh's Church (Roxbury, MA); St. James' Church (Medford, MA); St. James' Church (North Cambridge, MA); St. James Episcopal Church (New London, CT); St. John's Church (Charlestown, MA); St. John's Church (Holbrook, MA); St. John's Church (Warehouse Point, CT); St. John's Church (Winthrop, MA); St. John's Episcopal Church (Newtonville, MA); St. John's Episcopal Theological School (Cambridge, MA); St. John's Roman Catholic Church (Roxbury, MA); St. John's Seminary (Brighton, MA); St. Joseph's Church (Roselle, NJ); St. Julia's Church (Weston, MA); St. Lawrence Church (New Bedford, MA); St. Luke's Catholic Church (Portland, ME); St. Luke's Church (Malden, MA); St. Margaret's Church (Campello, MA); St. Margaret's Church (Utica, NY); St. Margaret's Convent (Boston, MA); St. Margaret's Convent (Philadelphia, PA); St. Mark's Church (Fall River, MA); St. Mark's Episcopal Church (Adams, MA); St. Martin's Church (Providence, RI); St. Mary's Catholic Church (Fall River, MA); St. Mary's Church (Cambridgeport, MA); St. Matthew's Church (Worcester, MA); St. Michael's Church (Bristol, RI); St. Michael's Church (Litchfield, CT); St. Patrick's Church (Fall River, MA); St. Paul's Cathedral; St. Paul's Chapel (New York, NY); St. Paul's Church (Brockton, MA); St. Paul's Church (Brookline, MA); St. Paul's Church (Cambridge, MA); St. Paul's Church (Dedham, MA); St. Paul's Church (Oswego, NY); St. Paul's Church (Brockton, MA); St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Brookline, MA); St. Peter's Church (Bainbridge, NJ); St. Peter's Church (Cambridge , MA); St. Peter's Episcopal Church (Bennington, VT); St. Stephen's Church (Providence, RI); St. Thomas (Cherry Valley, MA); Mrs. F. H. Stuart (Newton Centre, MA); Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Church (Hartford, CT); The St. Elizabeth's Home (Providence, RI); Trinity Church (Canton, MA); Trinity Church (Concord, MA); Trinity Church (Durham, NC); Trinity Church (Lenox, MA); Trinity Church (Newton Centre, MA); Trinity Church (Pawtucket, RI); Trinity Church (Waterbury, CT); Trinity Church (Whitinsville, MA); Trinity Church (York Harbor, ME); Unitarian Church (Uxbridge, MA); Rev. Alexander Vance; Vincentian Institute (Albany, NY); Rev. Leslie F. Wallace; Rev. A. L. Washburn; Washington National Cathedral (Washington, D.C.); Wellesley College (Wellesley, MA); Wellesley Hills Unitarian Church (Wellesley, MA); Mrs. S. B. White (Boston, MA); and Zion Church (Morris, NY). Digital images of a selection of items from the box are attached to this record.

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Collection Name
Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection I
Collection Code
1880-1973, undated
Date of Acquisition
Physical Description
I file box with 25 envelopes containing approximately 360 drawings and blueprints (12 x 16 x 5 inches)
12x 16 (HxW) (inches)
12x 16x 5(HxWxD) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Reference Code

Record details

Irving & Casson
Irving & Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. (Compiler)
Descriptive Terms
Christian religious building fixtures
altar rails
architectural ornament
benches (furniture)
bulletin boards
cabinets (case furniture)
choir stalls
collection boxes
communion rails
communion tables
credences (tables)
hymn boards
organ cases
reredoses (screens)
retables (altar appendages)
sarcophagi (coffins)
tabernacles (liturgical containers)
Material Type
black-and-white photographs
blueprints (reprographic copies)
detail drawings (drawings)
No number was assigned by the Strong Museum.