Thomas Mott Shaw papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.shawthom
Creators:
Shaw, Thomas Mott, 1878-1965
Dates:
1895-1967
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.6 Linear feet
(on 2 microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical information; writings by Shaw; sketches; etchings; silhouette portraits; photographs; and printed material.
Scope and Contents
Reel 3989: Biographical account; architect certification documents from 8 states; family correspondence; 5 poems by Shaw, 2 of which are illustrated; notes on Shaw's genealogy; miscellaneous notes; 24 geometrical sketches for school, 55 drawings, and 14 watercolors by Shaw; an etching of Shaw's first wife, Caroline Quinan; an etching by Henry B. Quinan; 2 silhouette portraits of Shaw and an unidentified man; clippings regarding Shaw's work in Williamsburg and at Brown University; brochures and programs; reproductions of art works; course descriptions and assignments from L'Ecole des Beaux Arts; and photographs of Shaw, his family, friends, colleagues, and buildings.
Scope and Contents
Reel 949: Two sketches, one by Shaw and one by his father George Russell Shaw; 14 photocopies of Shaw's acceptances to Music Houseparties; photographs of Shaw, his family, and houses designed by him.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Architect; Concord, Mass. Was active in architectural restoration and helped in restoration efforts of buildings in Williamsburg, Va.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 949 and 3989 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel 949: Originals returned to lender, Sarah Johnson, after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent and donated 1975 by Sarah Quinan Shaw Johnson, Shaw's daughter by his first wife.

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
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Architecture -- Conservation and restoration -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Architecture, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Williamsburg (Va.) -- Architecture Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Architects -- Massachusetts -- Concord Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shaw, George Russell, b. 1848 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Quinan, Henry B. (Henry Brewerton), b. 1876 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ecole nationale supérieure des beaux-arts (France) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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