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Thomas Ustick Walter papers, 1829-1887

Catalog Data

Creator:
Walter, Thomas Ustick, 1804-1887  Search this
Walter, Thomas Ustick, 1804-1887  Search this
Subject:
Girard College  Search this
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
20 Linear feet, (on 19 microfilm reels)
Arrangement:
Organization is that of the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, into the following series: I. Diaries, 1837-1887: Reels 4133-4135. II. Letterbooks, 1844-1887: Reels 4135-4143. III. Account books, 1833-1886: Reels 4144-4146. IV. Bound Manuscripts, 1830-1887: Reel 4146. V. Loose Manuscripts, 1831-1849: Reel 4147. VI. Venezuela & Personal, 1767-1890s: Reel 4148. VII. Capitol & Family Claims, 1794-1890: Reels 4148-4149. VIII. Type Set Reports, Etc., 1840-1900: Reels 4150-4151. IX. Photographs, 1831-1880: Reel 4151.
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Summary:
Papers documenting Ustick's work in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Venezuela, and other locations, and include detailed information on Girard College, Philadelphia, and the U.S. Capitol Building. Included are letters from Randolph Rogers, Robert Mills, and M.C. Meigs regarding the Capitol.<br /> Diaries include entries about meetings Ustick attended, and sometimes financial information and drawings; 21 volumes of letterbooks indexed by Walter include personal and professional letters; and account books of specific projects and of general topics.<br /> Bound manuscripts titled "Notes on Architecture, 1830," and "Notes on the Executive Mansion repairs"; loose manuscript files on specific projects such as the Chester County Courthouse, the American Institute of Architects, and Girard College; and photographs of 333 of the 503 architectural drawings included in the collection.
Citation:
Thomas Ustick Walter papers, 1829-1887. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
35mm microfilm reels 4133-4151 available at Archives of American Art offices, through interlibrary loan, at the Free Library of Philadelphia, and at the Athenaeum of Philadelphia.
Location of Originals:
Originals in: The Athenaeum of Philadelphia.
Loan:
Loan
Biography Note:
Architect; Philadelphia, Pa.
Provenance:
Microfilmed in 1987 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Architectural drawing -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Architecture, Modern -- 19th century  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Architecture & Design  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13454
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213066
AAA_collcode_waltthom
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213066