Collection ID:
Bull, Thomas, 1866-1962
Physical Description:
1 Linear foot
(partially microfilmed on 1 reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
REEL N70-10 (Ca. 150 items): Correspondence, notes on room decor, sketches, bills, and obituary notices, 1933-1962. Includes photos of his studio, of the interior of Schrafft's at 181 Broadway, N.Y.C., of the Carl Hoening house in Hoboken, of wall paintings, and of Bull and his family. Correspondents include family members, contractors, and clients William E. Schrafft and Pakistani Ambassador M. A. H. Ispaphani.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED (ca. 0.6 ft.): Photographs, including some of Bull; drawings and paintings by an unidentified artist; an article about Bull; and a shell plaque.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Interior designer. Born in Norway, Bull came to New York City and executed designs for McKim, Mead, and White and other architects for the city's great mansions.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel N70-10 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1969 by Arlene Taylor, a protegé of Bull in her youth and his caretaker in his old age.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing 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.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Interior decoration Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interior decorators -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Washington, D.C. 20001