Irving & Casson-A.H. Davenport Co. records

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.irvicass
Creators:
Irving & Casson-A.H. Davenport Co
Dates:
1875-1974
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
25 Linear feet
(partially microfilmed on 7 reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Company records for Irving & Casson, Irving & Casson-A.H. Davenport Co., and Doten-Dunton Desk Co., including photographs, correspondence, sales records, sketches, and printed material.
Scope and Contents
REELS 150-151: Renderings (many in color), photographs, line drawings of furniture designed by Irving & Casson of Boston, ca. 1910-1960. Most of the designs are from the 1920s and 1930s.
Scope and Contents
REELS 1260-1264: Business correspondence and memoranda; financial records; subject files about furniture design projects for the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C., Eastern S.S. Lines, Inc., and others; clippings and printed material; sketches and blueprints of furniture designs; and photographs of furniture. Included are files and records of the Doten-Dunton Desk Co.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: Sales records of Frank P. McGrath, Sr., chief salesman of Irving & Casson-A.H. Davenport Co. Included are records of sales to restaurants, shipping lines, hotels, colleges, and private residences; correspondence; watercolor and pencil designs; blueprints; photographs of works; fabric samples; invoices; order forms; packing lists; estimates; receiving slips; employee health and disability records; furniture catalogs; announcements; invitations; and calling cards.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Furniture designers; Boston, Mass., and New York, N.Y. Originally Irving & Casson. Eventually merged with A.H. Davenport Co. of New York City. Doten-Dunton Desk Co. is a related firm, using the same address as Irving & Casson.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 150-151 and 1260-1264 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reels 1260-1264: Originals returned to lender, Douglas Clarke, after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Materials on reels 150-151 donated by the Misner Corp. doing business as Irving & Casson. Materials on reels 1260-1264 lent for microfilming 1977 by Douglas Clarke. Unmicrofilmed material donated 1978 by Frank P. McGrath.

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
Furniture Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Furniture design Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Desks Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Furniture -- Drawings -- Massachusetts -- Boston Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Furniture -- Drawings -- New York (State) -- New York Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Decorative arts Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Furniture designers -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Furniture designers -- Massachusetts -- Boston Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McGrath, Frank P. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Doten-Dunton Desk Co. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Irving & Casson (Firm) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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