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H. H. (Henry Hobson) Richardson papers, 1857-1965

Richardson, H. H. (Henry Hobson), 1838-1886



Collection Information

Size: 180 Items, (on 3 microfilm reels)

Summary: Correspondence, photographs, printed material, drawings, biographical material, record books, and business records.
REEL 643: Correspondence; drawings; clippings; exhibition material; photographs; and biographical accounts.
REEL 676: Four record books, 1884-1894, kept by Richardson and his successors Shepley, Rutan, and Coolidge, including 2 books listing architectural drawings sent; a receipt book; a ledger of statements, employee, client and other accounts.
REEL 1184: 64 letters, mostly family correspondence; 2 genealogical charts; photographs of Richardson and family, among them carte-de- visites by Andre Adolphe-Eugene Disderi, J. A. Whipple, and Levitsky, of Richardson, his wife, and brother Chris; a calling card; typewritten correspondence between Mrs. John Cole Hayden and her daughter, Mrs. H. H. Richardson; and lists.

Biographical/Historical Note

Architect; Boston, Massachusetts.


Material on reels 643 & 676 lent for microfilming by Shepley, Bulfinch, Richardson, and Abbott, Richardson's business successors, 1972 and 1973. Material on reel 1184 donated by Miss Julia R. Shepley, Richardson's granddaughter, 1972.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Reels 643 & 676: Originals returned to the lenders, Shepley, Bulfinch, Richardson, and Abbott, Boston, Massachusets, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 643, 676, & 1184 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

H. H. (Henry Hobson) Richardson papers, 1857-1965. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.