White, Robert

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Epithet: composer; of Add MS 47844

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Epithet: Engraver; of Sloane MS 179

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Epithet: of Add MS 31390

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Robert White was a contemporary of John Rae (1813-1893). He was part of the shipbuilding partnership John and Robert White.

From the guide to the Robert White collection, 1854-1856, (Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge)

Epithet: Bishop of Dumblane (1735)

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Epithet: Engraver; of Add MS 34206

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Epithet: of Add MS 41156

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Epithet: of Add MS 22597

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Epithet: of Chippenham in Burnham county Buckinghamshire

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Epithet: tide-surveyor, Portsmouth

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Epithet: of Farnham Surrey

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Epithet: composer

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Epithet: of Add Ch 46918

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Epithet: Consul at Tripoli

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Epithet: Prior of Royston, county Hertfordshire

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Robert Winthrop White (1921-2002) lived and worked in St. James, New York. White was primarily known as a sculptor and educator.

He was the son of the architect, Lawrence Grant White (1887-1956) and Bessie Chanler White. Robert's grandfather, Stanford White (1853-1906) was one of the founding partners in the prominent New York City architectural firm, McKim, White, and Mead.

As a youth, Robert White studied woodcarving, sculpture, and painting in Munich, Germany. From 1938-1942, Robert White enrolled in the Rhode Island School of Design, where his mentors were Walter Raemisch in sculpture and John Howard Benson in calligraphy. In World War II, White served in the United States Coast Guard and later worked in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). In 1947, Robert White married Claire Nicolas, daughter of the painter and stained glass master, Joep Nicolas and the sculptor, Suzanne Nicolas.

Though Robert White was best-known for his sculptures, he was also a painter and illustrator. White was variously represented by Davis Gallery, Graham Gallery, and Graham Modern in New York City. His work was exhibited in galleries, public, and university museums in the United States and abroad: Artists Choice Museum, Benson Gallery, Hartwick College Museum, Rijksakademie Van Beeldende, and the Suffolk Museum and Carriage House. Robert White worked on a number of private and public commissions, including the American Battle Monuments Commission, Amyas Ames, the State University of New York, and William Styron, among others.

Robert White was on the faculty of several universities and schools including the Parsons School of Design, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. From 1967-1987, White was an associate professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Robert White's work can be viewed in the collections of the Boston Athenaeum, Civici Musei 3 Gallerie di Storia e Arte, Heckscher Museum, and the Rhode Island School of Design. In the course of his career, White was the recipient of many awards and prizes: the Laurel Gallery's "New Talent" exhibition prize in 1948, the Rome Prize by the American Academy in Rome, 1952-1954, and the National Academy of Design's Proctor Memorial Prize in 1962 and 1982. From 1952-1955, White was a fellow of the American Academy in Rome, where he also served as an artist-in-residence from 1969-1970. Robert White was a member in the Augustus Saint Gaudens Memorial, the Century Association, and the National Academy of Design.

Robert White continued to work on the family estate in St. James, New York until his death in 2002.

From the guide to the Robert W. White papers, 1889-2003, bulk circa 1920s-2003, (Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution)

Robert White was born on the 26 October 1861 and educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge. In 1882 he joined the 23rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers. White served in the Nile Campaign (1884-1885) and was Aide-de-camp and Military Secretary in Cork District (1886-1889) and York District (1889-1891). After Staff College (1886-1889), White served as a Staff Officer with the Rhodesia Horse Regiment (1894) and as a Magistrate in Bechuanaland (1894). He served in the South African War in 1900 (Staff of 6th Division) and raised and commanded the 10th Battalion Royal Fusiliers in August 1914. White also served in France (1915-1918) where, from 1916-1918, he served as Brigadier-General commanding 184 Infantry Brigade. He died on the 19 November 1936.

White took part in the Jameson Raid (1895-1896), an abortive raid on the Afrikaner republic of the Transvaal led by Leander Starr Jameson and instigated by Cecil John Rhodes. Before the raid White planned to leave his despatch-box, containing his diary and other personal papers, at Pitsani from which point he joined Jameson's main column. In his absence, and unbeknownst to him, code-books, confidential letters and telegrams were placed in his despatch-box by somebody else for convenience and the box was inadvertently taken with the baggage which accompanied the column. Many of these documents, together with extracts from White's diary, were afterwards published by the official committees on the Jameson Raid; were used at the trial of Jameson and his officers in London; and supplied an important part of the evidence on which the Reformers (members of the Reform Committee in Johannesburg) were convicted at Pretoria. White himself was charged with having taken his box of confidential papers into battle although he was subsequently exonerated.

From the guide to the Jameson Raid Diary, Book and Papers belonging to Brigadier-General Hon. Robert White, 1895-1931, (The Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House)

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referencedIn Vol. I, Cantus , ff-ii + 56, Early xvii cent.includes:f. 4 b Cristóbal de Morales, Spanish composer: Motet: early 17th cent.ff. 12-17, 19 William Byrd: Motets: 17th cent.ff. 20-21, 21 b (no. 2), 24, 24 b John Taverner: Motets, etc.: early 17th... British Library
referencedIn Vol. I.Johnson: Music: 16th-17th centt.Robert White: Music in lute notation: 16th or 17th cent.William Damon: Musical pieces in lute notation: 17th cent.Michael Des Buisons: Musical pieces: 17th cent.John Taverner: Musical pieces in lute notation: 16..., 16th century-17th century British Library
referencedIn Vol. xxx. (ff. 496). Home Correspondence May-July, 1748.George II of England: Correspondence of the Duke of Newcastle, Sec. of State, etc.: 1727 -1760.: Diplomatic.includes:ff. 1, 9, 20, 34, 44, 46, 48, 66, 75, 78, 93, 99, 110, 120, 122, 132, 148, 1... British Library
referencedIn Letters of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., collected and edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1413-1900 (inclusive), 1775-1839 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Vol. xxvii. (ff. 467). Home Correspondence July, Aug. 1747.George II of England: Correspondence of the Duke of Newcastle, Sec. of State, etc.: 1727 -1760.: Diplomatic.includes:ff. 1, 163 William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland; son of George II: Corres... British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCXXXII (ff. 340). 27-31 Jan. 1835.includes:f. 1 Archibald Allson, 1st Baronet; historian: 1852. Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1834-1842. f. 3 Henry Hervey Baber, philologist; Keeper of Printed Books, British Museum: Letter to Sir R. Peel: 18... British Library
referencedIn PSALMS and solos out of various services, in Eng. and Lat., with musical notes; together with the musical notation of a few secular airs, Fr. and Eng. To some of the services are added the names of the composers, viz.: "R[obert] White," f. 3 b; "Mais..., 16th century-17th century British Library
referencedIn Papers, 1906-1979 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn K. 1-12. co. Herts.includes:1 Sir Ralph Verne: Sepulchral brass of him and family at Aldbury: 1547. 1 Aldbury, Hertfordshire: Sepulchral brasses,: 1468-1547. 2 Reverend Edmund Pym: Sepulchra1 brass Baldock: 1807. 2-4 Baldock, Hertfordshire: Sepulc..., approximately 1360-1547 British Library
creatorOf ROYAL MUSIC COLLECTION. The Baldwin Collection of Motets, etc.: circa 1600, unless otherwise dated. A volume in the script throughout of John Baldwin of Windsor (excepting ff. 87b-89), containing 203 motets, instrumental pieces, canons and contrapunt..., 1590-1606 British Library
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 33: Office Of The Secretary, Outgoing Corres..
referencedIn Vol. CCIV (ff. 281). 16-31Dec., and undated, Dec 1825.includes:ff. 1, 10, 156, 158 Sir Robert Peel, 1st Baronet: Correspondence with his son Robert: 1809-1829.f. 4 Thomas Chapman: Letter to T. Attwood: 1825.ff. 4-8 Thomas Attwood, formerly MP:... British Library
referencedIn Vol. III, Bassus , ff. ii + 56, Early xvii cent.includes:f. 4 b Cristóbal de Morales, Spanish composer: Motet: early 17th cent.ff. 12-17, 19 William Byrd: Motets: 17th cent.ff. 20-21, 22, 24, 24 b John Taverner: Motets, etc.: early 17th cent.f.... British Library
referencedIn Profiles of Stanford faculty and staff, 1979-1986 Cecil H. Green Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Robert W. White papers, 1889-2003, bulk circa 1920s-2003 Archives of American Art
creatorOf CONFIRMATION by Edward, " illustris Regis Anglie primogenitus," of the grant by Matilda, widow of William de Furnival, to her son William de Furnival of Worksop manor, co. Notts; 19 Apr. 42 [Hen. III., 1258]. Fragment of seal. Presented by Robert Whi... British Library
creatorOf Jameson Raid Diary, Book and Papers belonging to Brigadier-General Hon. Robert White, 1895-1931 The Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House
creatorOf Robert White collection, 1854-1856 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Vol. II, Altus, ff. iv + 56, Early xvii cent.includes:f. 4 b Cristóbal de Morales, Spanish composer: Motet: early 17th cent.ff. 12-17, 19 William Byrd: Motets: 17th cent.ff. 20-21,21b (no. 2), 24, 24 b John Taverner: Motets, etc.: early 17th ce... British Library
referencedIn Thomas Hill Court Petition, 1812-1813 John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
referencedIn Rogers Memorial Collection: Photographs, prints, and drawings, ca. 1600-1936 (inclusive), 1861-1936 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University
referencedIn CATCHES and glees by H. Purcell, J. Blow, -Cranford, J. Eccles, T. Ford, [S.] Ives, Jeremiah Clark, -Creed, Dr. H. Aldrich, M. Wise, Dr. [William] Hayes, -Turner, [H.] Lawes, John Hilton, W. Byrd, W. Lawes, Edward Nelham, John Smith, -Stonerd, [R..., approximately 1800 British Library
referencedIn J. Walter Thompson Company. Biographical Information, 1916-1998 (bulk 1960s-1980s) David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf SIR WILLIAM HAYWARD al. HAWARD, OF TANDRIDGE: miscellaneous genealogical, heraldic and historical collections; temp. William I [between 1066-1087-circa 1647. Autograph. Partly imperfect. Partly Latin and French. Hayward, who was knighted in 1643 and ..., 1066-1590 British Library
referencedIn LETTERS OF MUSICOLOGISTS and others, arranged alphabetically, mostly to William Barclay Squire, of the British Museum; 1891-1908, n.d. Partly French. Partly signed. See also Add. MSS. 39679, 39680. Transferred from the Department of Printed Books. Pa..., 1891-1908 British Library
referencedIn MISCELLANEOUS original letters, etc.; 1641-1826:-1. Certificate of the Subsidy Commissioners relating to the assesment of Robert White, of Chippenham in Burnham, co. Bucks; 27 Aug. 1641. Signed by Ed[mund] Waller [the poet?] and Thomas Hanson. f. 1...., 1641-1826 British Library
referencedIn " THE, LIFE of Marmaduke Rawdon of Yorke, or Marmaduke Raudon the 2d of that name" (b. 1610, d. 1669) ; compiled while he was still alive, and probably under his own eye, with a paragraph about his death added (f. 159) in another hand. With portrait ... British Library
referencedIn Vol. cxxxiii. (ff. 312). Diplomatic Correspondence 17 Aug.-12 Oct. 1749.George II of England: Correspondence of the Duke of Newcastle, Sec. of State, etc.: 1727 -1760.: Home.includes:ff. 1, 269 Giuseppe d' Ossorio, Chevalier; Sardinian Envoy to Engl... British Library
referencedIn Theodore Diodati, junior, MD, of London: Medical prescriptions,: 1670-1680.: Lat.John Downes, MD, Physician to St. Bartholomew's and Christ's Hospitals: Miscellaneous collections chiefly medical: 17th cent.Medicine: Indexes to a work on the practice ... British Library
referencedIn Boswell's Life of Johnson : including Boswell's Journal of a tour to the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a journey into North Wales, edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1464-1897 (inclusive), 1724-1874 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn United States Sanitary Commission records. Army and Navy Claim Agency archives, 1861-1870 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn John Mason Brown papers, 1922-1967. Houghton Library.
referencedIn " A BOOKE of In nomines and other solfainge songs of v: vj vij: and viij : parts for voyces or Instrumentes," written in direct, transverse, and reversed staves, so that all can sing, or play, at once. (Compare the arrangement of John Dowland's First..., 16th century British Library
referencedIn MEYERSTEIN BEQUEST. Vol. II (ff. ii+17). Counter-tenor part-book containing Latin motets, etc., for five, six or seven voices, by William Byrd (ff. 3b-5, 9b-11, 13, 13b, 15), Orlando di Lasso (ff. 11b-12b), [Robert?] Parsons (ff. 15b-16), John Shephe... British Library
creatorOf MISCELLANEOUS LETTERS and papers, viz. A. Accompts of Richard Ellys and Robert Nailler, Greaves of the Community of Rotherham, co. York, 29 June, 1537, and of Richard Kare and Thomas Batley, their successors, 28 June, 1538; together with the accompts..., 13th century-19th century British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCIII (ff. 343). 10 Nov.-15 Dec. 1825.includes:f. 1 Henry Cadwallader Adams, of Anstey Hall, county Warwickshire: Letters to Sir R. Peel: 1824, 1825.f. 6 John Bittleston: Letters to Sir R. Peel: 1825.f. 7 William Richard Hamilton, antiqua... British Library
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Rotherham, Yorkshire
Johannesburg (South Africa) Politics and government
Staffordshire, England
Worksop, Nottinghamshire
Transvaal, Transvaal
Royston, Hertfordshire
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Mons, Belgium
Cupar, Fifeshire
New York State, U.S.A.
Netherlands, Europe
Transvaal (South Africa) Politics and government
Great Berkhampstead, Hertfordshire
Parts of Lindsey, Lincolnshire
Bristol, Gloucestershire
County Durham, England
York, Yorkshire
Manchester, Lancashire
North Carolina, America
London, England
Corsica, France
Norwich, Norfolk
Kirton, Lincolnshire
Aldbury, Hertfordshire
Scotland, United Kingdom
Orange Free State, South Africa
Algiers, Africa
Market Deeping, Lincolnshire
North Mimms, Hertfordshire
Ireland, Europe
Scotland, United Kingdom
Baldock, Hertfordshire
Paris, France
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