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

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Creator:
Hitchcock, Henry-Russell, 1903-1987  Search this
Names:
Soane, John, Sir, 1753-1837  Search this
Stroud, Dorothy  Search this
Summerson, John Newenham, Sir, 1904-  Search this
Extent:
19 Items
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1946-1949
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:
Architectural historian, critic, museum director, and influential teacher. Died 1987.
Provenance:
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.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Architectural historians  Search this
Topic:
Architecture -- Great Britain  Search this
Architecture, Victorian -- Great Britain.  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.hitchenl
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw923bf6cde-4c5f-4d4f-866a-9f0792d1158f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hitchenl