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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

lecterns
pulpits
pews
choir stalls
altar rails
hymn boards
armchairs
benches (furniture)
reredoses (screens)
architectural ornament
candlesticks
communion rails
communion tables
credences (tables)
tabernacles (liturgical containers)
cabinets (case furniture)
crucifixes
sarcophagi (coffins)
organ cases
Christian religious building fixtures
sketches
photographs
black-and-white photographs
blueprints (reprographic copies)
ephemera

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)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection I

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.009.009

Dimensions

12 1/2 x 11 1/2 x 3 1/4 (HxWxD)(inches)

Record Details

Originator

Irving & Casson
Irving & Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. (Compiler)

Material Type

sketches
photographs
black-and-white photographs
blueprints (reprographic copies)
ephemera

Accruals Note

No number was assigned by the Strong Museum.

Description Level

File