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File Drawer -- Pencil Sketches

Description

File drawer containing 281 items filed in 25 envelopes. File has brown cover and is designed to be used as a drawer in a filing cabinet; however, file covers have come loose. The majority of the items (approximately 240) are rough sketches in pencil by Irving and Casson or Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. Also included are seven blueprints, several photographs and other miscellaneous ephemera. The items depicted are all ecclesiastical in nature and are sorted into envelopes according to subject. Items depicted include: altars, candlesticks, crosses, fonts, hymn boards, lecterns and missal stands, pews, stalls, charis, pulpits, organ consoles, moldings, lettering, communion tables, confessionals, tabernacles, credences, buildings and communion rails. The sketches vary in size and many are quiet small, being less than two by two inches. Very little indentifying information is on the sketches; however, several customers names were noted. Named customers include: Church of Notre Dame of Pitie (North Cambridge, MA); Church of the Ascension (Fall, River, MA); Church of the Mediator (New York, NY); Diocesan House (Boston, MA); Newtonville M. E. Church (Newtonville, MA); St. Martin's Church (Providence, RI); and St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church (Cambridge, MA). Also included in the front of the album is a letter dated 04-13-1916 from Henry R. Clark of the Boston, MA architectural firm of Clark & Russell to Mr. Gulbranson of Irving and Casson - A. H Davenport Co.

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Details

Collection Name
Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection I
Collection Code
CC010
Dates
1880-1973, undated
Date of Acquisition
2012
Physical Description
1 file box with 19 envelopes containing approximately 280 drawings and blueprints (12 1/2 x 11 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches)
Dimensions
12 1/2x 11 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Dimensions
12 1/2x 11 1/2x 3 1/4(HxWxD) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
File
GUSN
310576
Reference Code
CC010.009.009

Record details

Originator
Irving & Casson
Irving & Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. (Compiler)
Descriptive Terms
Christian religious building fixtures
altar rails
architectural ornament
armchairs
benches (furniture)
cabinets (case furniture)
candlesticks
choir stalls
communion rails
communion tables
credences (tables)
crucifixes
hymn boards
lecterns
organ cases
pews
pulpits
reredoses (screens)
sarcophagi (coffins)
tabernacles (liturgical containers)
Material Type
black-and-white photographs
blueprints (reprographic copies)
ephemera
photographs
sketches
Notes
No number was assigned by the Strong Museum.

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