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.
Correspondence, photographs, printed material, drawings, biographical material, record books, and business records.
REEL 676: Four record books, 1884-1894, kept by Richardson and his successors Shepley, Rutan, and Coolidge, including 2 books listing architectural drawings sent; a receipt book; a ledger of statements, employee, client and other accounts.
REEL 1184: 64 letters, mostly family correspondence; 2 genealogical charts; photographs of Richardson and family, among them carte-de- visites by Andre Adolphe-Eugene Disderi, J. A. Whipple, and Levitsky, of Richardson, his wife, and brother Chris; a calling card; typewritten correspondence between Mrs. John Cole Hayden and her daughter, Mrs. H. H. Richardson; and lists.
H. H. (Henry Hobson) Richardson papers, 1857-1965. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reels 643, 676, & 1184 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Reels 643 & 676: Originals returned to the lenders, Shepley, Bulfinch, Richardson, and Abbott, Boston, Massachusets, after microfilming.
Architect; Boston, Massachusetts.
Material on reels 643 & 676 lent for microfilming by Shepley, Bulfinch, Richardson, and Abbott, Richardson's business successors, 1972 and 1973. Material on reel 1184 donated by Miss Julia R. Shepley, Richardson's granddaughter, 1972.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001