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Charles Donagh Maginnis papers

Creator:
Maginnis, Charles Donagh, 1867-1955  Search this
Names:
Angel, John, 1881-1960  Search this
Castano, Giovanni, 1896-1978  Search this
Connick, Charles J., 1875-1945  Search this
Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor, 1869-1924  Search this
Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969  Search this
Lamb, Aimée, 1893-1989  Search this
Leland, Joseph  Search this
Sturgis, R. Clipston (Richard Clipston), 1860-1951  Search this
Extent:
10 Items
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Interviews
Date:
1900-1980
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material, correspondence, subject files, drawings, photographs, and printed material concern Maginnis' architectural projects.
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:
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.
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.
located at Business records of the firm Maginnis & Walsh are located at the Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts.
Provenance:
The lender and donor, Alice Maginnis Walsh, is Charles Donagh Maginnis' daughter and the wife of his junior partner, Robert Walsh.
Restrictions:
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.
Occupation:
Architects -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Topic:
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- Massachusetts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.magichar
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-magichar

European and Japanese gardens; papers read before the American Institute of Architects edited for the American Institute of Architects by Glenn Brown, secretary

Author:
Brown, Glenn 1854-1932  Search this
Hamlin, A. D. F (Alfred Dwight Foster) 1855-1926  Search this
Sturgis, R. Clipston (Richard Clipston) 1860-1951  Search this
Howard, J. Galen (John Galen) 1864-  Search this
Honda, K (Kinkichirō) 1850-1921  Search this
Publisher:
Coates, Henry Troth 1843-1910  Search this
Physical description:
[8], 162 p. ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Europe
Japan
Date:
1902
Topic:
Gardens  Search this
Call number:
SB465 .B877
SB465.B877
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_202222

European and Japanese gardens; papers read before the American Institute of Architects ... ed. for the American Institute of Architects by Glenn Brown, secretary

Author:
Brown, Glenn 1854-1932  Search this
Hamlin, A. D. F (Alfred Dwight Foster) 1855-1926  Search this
Sturgis, R. Clipston (Richard Clipston) 1860-1951  Search this
Howard, John Galen 1864-1931  Search this
Honda, Kinkichirō 1850-1921  Search this
Physical description:
1 p. l., 162 p. front., illus. 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Europe
Japan
Date:
1902
Topic:
Gardens  Search this
Call number:
SB465.B87
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_106726

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