Stanford White papers
Language of Materials
The Stanford White Papers consist of personal correspondence, account information, photographs, newspaper clippings, and printed materials that document the life of the architect Stanford White (1853-1906) of the influential firm of McKim, Mead & White.
This collection is organized into 2 series:
Series I. Correspondence and Documents, 1836-1948
Series II. Printed Materials and Clippings, 1888-1955
Most of the material is arranged chronologically within series. See the series descriptions for specific details.
Microfilm: Material in boxes 1 and 2 is on microfilm.
Scope and Content Note
Correspondence, accounts, photographs, newspaper clippings and printed material, c.1873-1920, including copies of Stanford White's letters while in France, 1878; many letters from Charles Caryl Coleman, Thomas Wilmer Dewing, John La Farge, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Janet Scudder, and Abbott Handerson Thayer; letters to his mother, Alexina Mease White, and to his wife, Bessie Smith White; accounts, 1900-1905, relating to White's importation of plants, furnishings, statuary, paintings, marble columns, etc., mostly from France and Italy; typescript, 1913, of Charles Follen McKim, a memoir, by Alfred Hoyt Granger; a list of subscribers, 1920, to the Stanford White Memorial; and printed material, including biographical material of White, examples of his architectural work, annotated auction catalogues, and monographs of the firm of McKim, Mead & White.
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This collection should be cited as Stanford White Papers, MS 693, New-York Historical Society.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Mrs. Lawrence Grant White, 1970.
About this Guide
Processed by Josué Luis Hurtado and Gabrielle Sanchez in 2012 or before.