Irving & Casson-A.H. Davenport Co,
Collection size: 25.0 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 7 reels)
Collection Summary: Company records for Irving & Casson, Irving & Casson-A.H. Davenport Co., and Doten-Dunton Desk Co., including photographs, correspondence, sales records, sketches, and printed material.
REELS 150-151: Renderings (many in color), photographs, line drawings of furniture designed by Irving & Casson of Boston, ca. 1910-1960. Most of the designs are from the 1920s and 1930s.
REELS 1260-1264: Business correspondence and memoranda; financial records; subject files about furniture design projects for the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C., Eastern S.S. Lines, Inc., and others; clippings and printed material; sketches and blueprints of furniture designs; and photographs of furniture. Included are files and records of the Doten-Dunton Desk Co.
UNMICROFILMED: Sales records of Frank P. McGrath, Sr., chief salesman of Irving & Casson-A.H. Davenport Co. Included are records of sales to restaurants, shipping lines, hotels, colleges, and private residences; correspondence; watercolor and pencil designs; blueprints; photographs of works; fabric samples; invoices; order forms; packing lists; estimates; receiving slips; employee health and disability records; furniture catalogs; announcements; invitations; and calling cards.
Biographical/Historical Note: Furniture designers; Boston, Mass., and New York, N.Y. Originally Irving & Casson. Eventually merged with A.H. Davenport Co. of New York City. Doten-Dunton Desk Co. is a related firm, using the same address as Irving & Casson.
Materials on reels 150-151 donated by the Misner Corp. doing business as Irving & Casson. Materials on reels 1260-1264 lent for microfilming 1977 by Douglas Clarke. Unmicrofilmed material donated 1978 by Frank P. McGrath.
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