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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2113-2113.5

Whitney Warren papers


Correspondence and other papers of New York architect Whitney Warren.


  • 1914-1926

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

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There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Access formerly required permission of the donors until 1965 Jan. 1.

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8 linear feet (6 cartons)
Collection includes primarily correspondence with friends, colleagues, and family: Charlotte A. Tooker Warren (his wife), Charlotte Warren Greenough (his daughter), William Greenough (his son-in-law); Reginald Rives (his son-in-law); and Lloyd Warren (his brother). Also includes many photographs, and some compositions.

Biographical / Historical

Whitney Warren was a New York architect. He studied in Paris at the Atliers of the Ecole des Beaux Arts and returned to NYC in 1896 to found the firm Warren & Wetmore. Two of the firm's major works were the Grand Central Terminal and the Biltmore Hotel, both in New York City. Warren was also a co-founder of the Beaux Arts Institute of Design and served as director for many years.


Arranged into the following series:
  1. I. bMS Am 2113: Letters from Whitney Warren to family (44M-342)
  2. II. bMS Am 2113.1: Letters from Charlotte A. Tooker Warren to Whitney Warren (44M-342A)
  3. III. bMS Am 2113.2: Letters from Charlotte Warren Greenough to Whitney Warren and Charlotte A. Tooker Warren (44M-342B)
  4. IV. bMS Am 2113.3: Letters from Lloyd Warren to Whitney Warren (44M-342C)
  5. V. bMS Am 2113.4: Correspondence with Whitney Warren and others (44M-342D)
  6. VI. bMS Am 2113.5: Photographs (44M-342E)

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

44M-342 - 44M-342C. Gift of Mrs. William Greenough, Mrs. Reginald B. Rives, and Whitney Warren Jr.; received: 1945.

44M-342D-44M-342E. Gift of the children of Whitney Warren; received: 1945.
Warren, Whitney, 1864-1943. Whitney Warren papers, 1914-1926: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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