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MS Typ 1070

Richardson, H. H. (Henry Hobson), 1838-1886. Henry Hobson Richardson photographs of architectural projects, 1870-1974: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Lamont E7
Call No.: MS Typ 1070
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Richardson, H. H. (Henry Hobson), 1838-1886.
Title: Henry Hobson Richardson photographs of architectural projects,
Date(s): 1870-1974.
Quantity: 1 collection (4 linear feet (10 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Photographs of architectural projects of American architect Henry Hobson Richardson.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Gift of Henry Richardson Shepley, 1942.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Caroline Duroselle-Melish

Conditions Governing Access:

Access restricted: original photographs may be consulted only by prior arrangement and with the permission of the Curator of Printing and Graphic Arts.

Conditions Governing Use:

Images linked to the finding aid describing this collection are intended for public access and educational use. This material is owned and/or held by the Houghton Library, and is provided solely for the purpose of teaching or individual research. Any other use, including commercial reuse, mounting on other systems, or other forms of redistribution requires the permission of the curator.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Henry Hobson Richardson Photographs of Architectural Projects, 1870-1974 (MS Typ 1070). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related collections:

For the most complete list of Richardson collections of drawings and manuscripts in this country, see Jeffrey Karl Ochsner, H. H. Richardson, complete architectural works. [Cambridge, MA: MIT Press], c1982, pages 339-443.

Biographical / Historical

The architect Henry Hobson Richardson (1838-1886) was born and raised in Louisiana. He attended Harvard College and was the second American to enroll in the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Upon his return in 1866, he opened a small office in New York City in partnership with Charles Gambrill. In 1872 he received the design commission for Trinity Church in Boston and in 1874 he moved his home and office to Brookline to handle his growing practice in New England. The following years were to be the busiest and most successful years of his career until ill health caused his premature death in 1886 at the age of forty-seven. Richardson is known for his re-interpretation of French Romanesque architecture, called Richardson Romanesque.

Bibliography

Abbreviations used in notes refer to the following references: OCHSNER: Ochsner, Jeffrey Karl. H. H. Richardson, complete architectural works. [Cambridge, MA: MIT Press], c1982. O'GORMAN: O'Gorman, James F. H. H. Richardson and his office: a centennial of his move to Boston, 1874: selected drawings. [Cambridge, Mass.]: Department of Printing and Graphic Arts, Harvard College Library, 1974.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following series: The architectural projects are arranged according to their geographical location except for the Boston and Albany railroad station projects listed at the end of the Richardson projects series. The building codes following the project names are those used in the H. H. Richardson Drawings Collection (MS Typ 1096). Projects without a building code are not represented in the H. H. Richardson Drawings Collection.

Scope and Contents

Interior and exterior photographs of architectural projects of American architect Henry Hobson Richardson. Includes photographs of architectural drawings, some from published source, and of buildings soon after their completion. Some photographs are of Richardson, his friends, and clients. Includes original photographs and collotypes reproducing drawings and early photographs, many with manuscript inscriptions.

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