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Thomas Ustick Walter papers, 1829-1887

Walter, Thomas Ustick, 1804-1887



Collection Information

Size: 20 Linear feet, (on 19 microfilm reels)

Summary: Papers documenting Ustick's work in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Venezuela, and other locations, and include detailed information on Girard College, Philadelphia, and the U.S. Capitol Building. Included are letters from Randolph Rogers, Robert Mills, and M.C. Meigs regarding the Capitol.
Diaries include entries about meetings Ustick attended, and sometimes financial information and drawings; 21 volumes of letterbooks indexed by Walter include personal and professional letters; and account books of specific projects and of general topics.
Bound manuscripts titled "Notes on Architecture, 1830," and "Notes on the Executive Mansion repairs"; loose manuscript files on specific projects such as the Chester County Courthouse, the American Institute of Architects, and Girard College; and photographs of 333 of the 503 architectural drawings included in the collection.

Biographical/Historical Note

Architect; Philadelphia, Pa.


Microfilmed in 1987 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals in: The Athenaeum of Philadelphia.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 4133-4151 available at Archives of American Art offices, through interlibrary loan, at the Free Library of Philadelphia, and at the Athenaeum of Philadelphia.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Thomas Ustick Walter papers, 1829-1887. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.