Henry-Russell Hitchcock letters to Dorothy Stroud and John N. Summerson

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.hitchenl
Creators:
Hitchcock, Henry-Russell, 1903-1987
Dates:
1946-1949
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
19 Items
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Three postcards and sixteen letters, 1946-1949, from Hitchcock to John N. Summerson and Dorothy Stroud, who were both on the staff of Sir John Soane's Museum in London. The letters record Hitchcock's impressions of Europe in the summer of 1946 while he was traveling in England to research his book, Early Victorian Architecture in Britain, and document the progress of his research and record his impressions of buildings, geography, food, and hotels. Later letters, when Hitchcock has returned to the United States discuss his own move from Wesleyan University to Smith College.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Architectural historian, critic, museum director, and influential teacher. Died 1987.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 2000 by Dr. Gavin Stamp via Mosette Broderick, the executor of Henry-Russell Hitchcock's estate. Dr. Stamp, architecture professor at Glasgow School of Art, received them from the executors of the estate of Dorothy Stroud; he then turned them over to Broderick to place in the Archives.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Architecture -- Great Britain Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Architecture, Victorian -- Great Britain. Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Architectural historians Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Soane, John, Sir, 1753-1837 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Summerson, John Newenham, Sir, 1904- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stroud, Dorothy Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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