William Graves Perry, papers, ca. 1930-1940.


Perry, William Graves, 1883-1975. William Graves Perry, papers, ca. 1930-1940.

William Graves Perry, papers, ca. 1930-1940.

A series within the 20th Century Collection, the William Graves Perry papers are organized into subseries: Art and architecture, Collections, Colonial Williamsburg, Correspondence, Family, Notes, and Photographs, prints, and other art. Art and Architecture comprises items related to Perry's practice, including a certificate to practice in Maryland and an article about Sir Christopher Wren. An avid collector, the Collections series is a sampling of the items Perry acquired through the years. Evidence of Perry's contribution to the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg is available in the Colonial Williamsburg subseries. A small amount of Correspondence is contained in the subseries of the same name. Items within the Family subseries pertain to his wife, France, and son, William G. Perry, Jr. Notes taken by Perry in a variety of circumstances, including a Spanish language class, are found in the Notes subseries. Photographs is the largest of the subseries, and is a collection in its own right. Ranging from photographs of the American Embassy in London to prints of Benjamin Franklin and Japanese art, these items represent the range of Perry's interests.

2 linear feet

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Perry, William G.

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Perry, William Graves, 1883-1975

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William Graves Perry was born November 8, 1883 in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in Newburyport. He was a descendent of an old Newburyport seafaring family. Perry graduated from Harvard in 1905, received his first degree in architecture from MIT in 1907, and another from Paris' L'Ecole des Beaux Arts in 1913. He taught architecture at Harvard from 1915-1916. In 1908 he married Eleanor Gray Bodine. Together they had three children, two daughters and one son, but divorced in 1934. Perry served a...

Colonial Williamsburg foundation

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The George Wythe House, one of the original buildings of Colonial Williamsburg, was restored and opened to the public in 1940. From the description of Colonial Williamsburg George Wythe House Map and General Information, 1946 (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation). WorldCat record id: 243467978 From the guide to the George Wythe House Map and General Information, 1946 and undated, (John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation) None available. ...

Perry, Shaw & Hepburn.

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