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Correspondence, journals, scrapbooks, sketchbooks, writings, address books, etc., of the Nichols-Shurtleff family of Boston, Massachusetts.
The collection includes some 5,000 letters exchanged with his wife, Sophia White Olmsted (1862-1956), during the years 1898-1920. During this period Olmsted traveled for lengthy periods on firm business and this correspondence provides insight into the realities of both practice and domestic concerns. There are also correspondence files with professional colleagues, scattered manuscript materials of professional interest, as well as family papers, ephemera and photographs.
Correspondence and diaries of the Nichols and Shurtleff families from New England.
Cecil Pinsent (1884-1963) and partner Geoffrey Scott (1884-1929) became the architects of choice for Florence, Italy’s Anglo-American expatriate community at the beginning of the 20th century. Designs consist of measured plans of the main architectural features of the Villa I Tatti garden. Drawings are pencil on tracing paper. These are particularly rare, because Pinsent is known to have burned most of his records.
The Shurcliff Collection includes drawings and plans related to firm projects, as well as professional and personal correspondence. Also included are miscellaneous manuscript and printed materials, an early billbook, a personal diary and hundreds of photographs and slides. These visual materials relate not only to firm work, but served as research images in the Shurcliff office.