Charles Donagh Maginnis papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.magichar
Creators:
Maginnis, Charles Donagh, 1867-1955
Dates:
1900-1980
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
10 Items
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical material, correspondence, subject files, drawings, photographs, and printed material concern Maginnis' architectural projects.
Scope and Contents
Reel 3134: Reel 3134: A 2-page biographical sketch contains comments about American architecture; two letters concern a speech Maginnis gave at the Eire Society of Boston (1941, 1980); photographs of Maginnis at the construction site of the Lenox Street Housing Project, Boston, and with Joseph Leland; and four clippings date from 1941 to 1978. Also included on reel 4314 is a photograph of R. Clipston Sturgis is autographed "To Robert Walsh from his friend R. Clipston Sturgis". A clipping concerns Boston College's architecture (1963).

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Charles Donagh Maginnis (1867-1955) was an architect, Boston, Mass. Maginnis was born in Londonderry, Ireland, and was educated at Cusack's Academy in Dublin. In 1885, he settled in Toronto, Canada, moving to Boston, Massachusetts three years later. In 1890, Maginnis began working for Edmund M. Wheelwright, becoming head draftsman in 1891. In 1898, Maginnis joined Timothy Walsh of Peabody and Stearns and Matthew Sullivan of Wheelwright's company to form their own company. In 1905, Maginnis, Walsh, and Sullivan became Maginnis and Walsh. Maginnis married Amy Brooks in 1908. He was the author of a book, PEN DRAWING, and served as chairman of the Boston Art Commission, president of the American Institute of Architects, and trustee of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, among other activities.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 1451, 3134, and 4314 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to the lender, Alice Maginnis Walsh, after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The lender and donor, Alice Maginnis Walsh, is Charles Donagh Maginnis' daughter and the wife of his junior partner, Robert Walsh.

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.

Related Materials
Reel 1451: The Archives also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (Reel 1451), comprising: 4 brief biographical accounts on Maginnis, an interview transcript (1952-1953), and certificates; correspondence (1909-1978), primarily about architectural projects, including letters from John Angel, Giovanni Castano, Charles Connick, Walter Gropius, and Aimée Lamb; two photographs of Maginnis (ca. 1936); two subject files (1945-1948) containing letters, announcements, proposals, and lecture notes concerning work on St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York, and construction at Boston College; art works consisting of 10 drawings (1913-1929) and a heliotype print of a landscape by Maginnis, and 2 drawings by Bertram Goodhue; and printed material including booklets on Catholic architecture (1900) and Maginnis (1956), 2 clippings (1955), invitations and a program.
Related Materials
located at Business records of the firm Maginnis & Walsh are located at the Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- Massachusetts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Architects -- Massachusetts -- Boston Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Leland, Joseph Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sturgis, R. Clipston (Richard Clipston), 1860-1951 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lamb, Aimée, 1893-1989 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Angel, John, 1881-1960 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Castano, Giovanni, 1896-1978 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Connick, Charles J., 1875-1945 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor, 1869-1924 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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