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Thomas Mott Shaw papers, 1895-1967

Shaw, Thomas Mott, 1878-1965



Collection Information

Size: 0.6 Linear feet, (on 2 microfilm reels)

Summary: Biographical information; writings by Shaw; sketches; etchings; silhouette portraits; photographs; and printed material.
Reel 3989: Biographical account; architect certification documents from 8 states; family correspondence; 5 poems by Shaw, 2 of which are illustrated; notes on Shaw's genealogy; miscellaneous notes; 24 geometrical sketches for school, 55 drawings, and 14 watercolors by Shaw; an etching of Shaw's first wife, Caroline Quinan; an etching by Henry B. Quinan; 2 silhouette portraits of Shaw and an unidentified man; clippings regarding Shaw's work in Williamsburg and at Brown University; brochures and programs; reproductions of art works; course descriptions and assignments from L'Ecole des Beaux Arts; and photographs of Shaw, his family, friends, colleagues, and buildings.
Reel 949: Two sketches, one by Shaw and one by his father George Russell Shaw; 14 photocopies of Shaw's acceptances to Music Houseparties; photographs of Shaw, his family, and houses designed by him.

Biographical/Historical Note

Architect; Concord, Mass. Was active in architectural restoration and helped in restoration efforts of buildings in Williamsburg, Va.


Lent and donated 1975 by Sarah Quinan Shaw Johnson, Shaw's daughter by his first wife.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Reel 949: Originals returned to lender, Sarah Johnson, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 949 and 3989 available 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

Thomas Mott Shaw papers, 1895-1967. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.