Isaac Scott papers

Inclusive Dates: 
circa 1875–circa 1920
Survey Repository: 

This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

3 flat files, 2 oversize folders, 1 portfolio, and 4 tubes of material consisting of design drawings, sketches, photographs, correspondence, copies of Isaac Scott’s will, and printed notices relating to Isaac Scott, interior designer for the Glessner House.

Biographical Historical Note

Isaac Elwood Scott was an Arts and Crafts wood carver, furniture-maker, and interior designer who worked for John and Frances Glessner on the furnishings for their homes in Chicago and New Hampshire. A native of Philadelphia, Scott worked in Chicago between 1873 and 1883 and in New York and Boston thereafter.

Additional Notes

Related collections: Calendar for 1906, Glessner House Museum; Glessner family papers, Chicago History Museum