Browse Collections (25 total)

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John A. Barrows Photograph Collection

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH
John A. Barrows joined the staff of the Williamsburg office of Boston architects Perry, Shaw & Hepburn as a draftsman in the…

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Andrew Hepburn Pencil Sketches

Biographical Sketch

Andrew Hopewell Hepburn was born in Catasauqua, Pennsylvania on March 6, 1880 to Robert Hopewell Hepburn and Elizabeth Hunt.…

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Sidney E. King Paintings

A set of four paintings, oil on board, created by artist Sidney E. King to illustrate important events in Virginia history, including the arrival of…

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Selections from the Frank Nivison Photograph Collection

Frank Reginald Nivison served as a contract photographer for Colonial Williamsburg during the initial restoration of the town between 1930 and 1935.…

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Selections from the Clyde Holmes Photograph Collection

“Since 1924, a young man in Williamsburg, Mr. Clyde Holmes, has been collecting newspaper clippings and taking photographs in connection with the…

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D.N. Davidson Photograph Collection

In 1933, the Williamsburg Holding Corporation acquired a set of over one hundred photographs from Newport News photographer D.A. Davidson. Described…

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Earl Gregg Swem Photograph Collection

Dr. Earl Gregg Swem served as a librarian at the College of William and Mary from 1920-1944. A graduate of Lafayette College, he began building his…

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Frederick Hooker Ball Photograph Collection

Frederick H. Ball and his wife, Merill Proctor Ball, lived in the Peyton Randolph House in Williamsburg, Virginia in the early twentieth-century. Ball…

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Richard Garrison Photography Collection

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

Richard Garrison was a New York photographer with a studio at 52 Vanderbilt Avenue in New York City. His architectural…

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Highlights of the Susan Higginson Nash Photograph Collection

Susan Higginson Nash was born in Brookline, Massachusetts on August 8, 1893 and died in Boston on July 25, 1971. She served as a consultant on…

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Peter Hornbeck Lantern Slide Collection

Mr. Peter Hornbeck, a Landscape Architect and Harvard professor who died in 1998, assembled the Peter Hornbeck Lantern Slide Collection. He collected…

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Elizabeth G. Elliott Papers

Legal documents, correspondence, and receipts retained by Sydney Smith; the bulk pertaining to the estates of Kemp P. and Elizabeth G. Elliott.…

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Distinguished Visitors to Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg has played host to numerous distinguished visitors in the form of foreign dignitaries and heads of state, royalty, musicians,…

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Pacific Stereopticon Company Lantern Slides

Produced by the Pacific Stereopticon Company of Los Angeles, this collection of forty-five lantern slides depicts individuals involved in the…

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Centennial Photographic Company Albumen Prints

Some of the earliest pre-restoration photos held in the library's archives are albumen prints. Dating to circa 1875, the photos were produced by the…

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Selections from the Postcard Collection

The Postcard Collection housed at the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library consists of postcards of Williamsburg and surrounding areas dating from the late…

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Adam Cuninghame journal and letters, 1728-1736

Journal and correspondence of Adam Cuningham (b. ca. 1705). Cuningham was the son of Sir William Cuningham of Caprington, Ayr, Scotland and Janet Dick…

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Tappahannock Seminary on the Rappahannock River records

The Tappahannock Female Seminary was founded by Lucy Yates Wellford Gray in 1818 as an educational institution for young girls. The wife of Dr. Thomas…

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Singleton P. Moorehead Streetscapes

Singleton P. Moorehead (1900 – 1964), was born in Saranac, NY, attended Harvard (BA, 1922; M. Arch, 1927), and was employed in 1928 by the Boston…

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An Architect of the Restoration: The Pencil Sketches of Thomas Mott Shaw, F.A.I.A.

BIOGRAPHY OF THOMAS MOTT SHAW, F.A.I.A.

Thomas Mott Shaw is best known as one of the founding partners and principal architects of the prominent…

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