Howells, John Mead, 1868-1959

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Architect and collector of autographs.

From the description of John Mead Howells collection of correspondence, 1894-1926. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79456141

John Mead Howells was a New York-based architect, best-known for his design for the Chicago Tribune Tower (1923), done with partner Raymond Hood. Howells studied architecture at Harvard and at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and was in practice with architect I. M. Phelps Stokes before joining Hood. During the 1920s, Howells began a comprehensive study of colonial and early-American architecture in the Atlantic States and New England, resulting in the publication of three monographs on the subject between 1931 and 1941.

From the description of John Mead Howells albums of photographs of historic East Coast architecture, circa 1930-1940. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 319677389

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Hood, Raymond Mathewson, 1881-1934. Daily News Building, New York City [graphic]. [Part 3] / John M. Howells ; Raymond M. Hood, associated architects. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Roosevelt Memorial Association. Roosevelt Memorial Association competition photographs, 1925. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Raymond Hood Photograph Collection, 1911-1933 © 2011 New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Hood, Raymond Mathewson, 1881-1934. Daily News Building, New York City [graphic]. [Part 2] / John M. Howells ; Raymond M. Hood, associated architects. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Barrows family papers, 1861-1931. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920. Letters [manuscript], 1892-1914. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Howells family papers, 1850-1954 (inclusive). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Morris, Alletta Nathalie Lorillard Bailey, 1887-1935. Nathalie Bailey Morris photographs of American Gothic Revival architecture, 1853-1937 (bulk 1933-1934). Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Woodlawn Cemetery (New York, N.Y.). Woodlawn Cemetery records, 1863-1999. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Howells and Stokes. Howells & Stokes architectural records and drawings, 1900-1940 (bulk 1904-1907). Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Hood, Raymond Mathewson, 1881-1934. Raymond M. Hood architectural drawings and papers, circa 1890-1944. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Stokes, I. N. Phelps (Isaac Newton Phelps), 1867-1944. I. N. Phelps Stokes architectural drawings and papers, circa 1900-1933. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Harold Phelps Stokes papers, 1908-1969 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Oswald Garrison Villard papers, 1872-1949. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Richard Aldrich papers, 1842-1956 (inclusive), 1883-1938 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Howells, John Mead, 1868-1959. Correspondence to Paul Philippe Cret, 1943. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Moore, Charles, 1855-1942. Charles Moore papers, 1889-1940. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Nathalie Bailey Morris photographs of American Gothic Revival architecture, 1853-1937, (bulk 1933-1934) Columbia University. Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library. Dept. of Drawings & Archives,
referencedIn Charles Moore papers, 1901-1940 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Wendell family papers, ca. 1620-1921. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, B, ca.1500-1976. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Chicago Tribune Tower collection, 1922-1953. Aurora University, Phillips Library
creatorOf Howells and Stokes. Chapel for Columbia University, New York City [graphic] : [HVAC drawings] / [Howells and Stokes]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920. Papers of William Dean Howells [manuscript], 1866-1919. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn William Dean Howells additional papers, 1858-1937. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Hood, Raymond Mathewson, 1881-1934. Tribune Tower, Chicago [model]. Centre canadien d'architecture, | Canadian Centre for Architecture | CCA
creatorOf Burnham, Daniel Hudson, 1846-1912. Architects' and designers' papers, 1767-2003. Aurora University, Phillips Library
creatorOf Howells, John Mead, 1868-1959. John Mead Howells collection of correspondence, 1894-1926. Library of Congress
referencedIn Mark Anthony De Wolfe Howe additional papers, 1880-1959. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Hood, Raymond Mathewson, 1881-1934. Daily News Building, New York City [graphic]. [Part 1] / John M. Howells ; Raymond M. Hood, associated architects. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Howells and Stokes. [St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.] [graphic] : [detail drawings of memorial tablets and inscriptions] / Howells & Stokes, architects. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Stokes, Harold Phelps, 1887-1970. Harold Phelps Stokes papers, 1908-1969 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Autograph File, S, 1556-1996. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Howells family. Papers, 1850-1954. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf McKim, Charles Follen, 1847-1909. [Group of buildings for Teacher's College] [graphic] : [HVAC drawings] / [Tenney & Ohmes]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Howells, John Mead, 1868-1959. John Mead Howells albums of photographs of historic East Coast architecture, circa 1930-1940. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Stokes, Harold Phelps, 1887-1970. Harold Phelps Stokes papers, 1908-1969 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Miscellaneous papers, 1871-1919. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Howells family papers, 1850-1954 (inclusive). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920. Letters of William Dean Howells, 1903-1904. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Aldrich, Richard, 1863-1937 person
correspondedWith Barrows family. family
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
associatedWith Codman, Ogden. person
associatedWith Cousins, Frank, b. 1851. person
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Historic American Buildings Survey. corporateBody
associatedWith Hood, Raymond Mathewson, 1881-1934. person
correspondedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Howells and Stokes. corporateBody
associatedWith Howells family. family
associatedWith Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920. person
correspondedWith Howe, M. A. De Wolfe (Mark Antony De Wolfe), 1864-1960 person
associatedWith James, Henry, 1843-1916. person
associatedWith Moore, Charles, 1855-1942. person
associatedWith Morris, Alletta Nathalie Lorillard Bailey, 1887-1935. person
associatedWith Roosevelt Memorial Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities. corporateBody
associatedWith Stokes, Harold Phelps, 1887-1970. person
associatedWith Stokes, I. N. Phelps (Isaac Newton Phelps), 1867-1944. person
associatedWith Twain, Mark, 1835-1910. person
correspondedWith Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949 person
correspondedWith Wendell family. family
associatedWith Whistler, Beatrice, 1857-1896. person
associatedWith Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903. person
associatedWith Woodlawn Cemetery (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Subject
Historic buildings--Pictorial works
Architecture--History--18th century
Architecture, Colonial
Historic sites--Pictorial works
Architecture--Pictorial works
Autographs--Collections
Architecture--History--19th century
Occupation
Architect
Collectors, Autograph
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Birth 1868-08-14

Death 1959-09-22

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