Papers, 1853-1909.


Sturgis, J. H. (John Hubbard), 1834-1888. Papers, 1853-1909.

Papers, 1853-1909.

Correspondence, journals, receipts, account books, drawings, photographs, deeds, product samples, stocks, and ephemera reveal Sturgis' professional, personal and family life. Series I. includes correspondence (1864-1888) primarily related to design projects such as Boit's villa, "The Rocks," Perkins' house, "Pinebank," and Codman's estate, "The Grange." Letters from Charles Brigham (1866-1870) reveal the challenges involved in conducting a transatlantic business partnership and letters from Stamford Pottery provide a narrative of the difficulties in shipping terra cotta tiles for the Museum of Fine Arts across the Atlantic without breakage. Other materials in series include: legal papers concerning Sturgis versus Jonathan Preston for land misassessed on Dartmouth Street and Huntington Avenue, drawings of design for James K. Colling's house, leases, invoices for importations of furniture, decoration, riding equipment and the papers from settlement of Brigham, Sturgis firm with remaining client and project lists. Series II. (1866-1873) primarily invoices, bills and accounting information of business and of travel expenses. Series III. (1853-1866) contains very descriptive travel narratives of experiences in Egypt, Palestine, Geneva, Milan, Dresden, the Alps, Neuchatel, and on the Nile, some with sketches. Series IV. (1852-1888) includes letters from and to Sturgis from family, primarily Sturgis children and his father, Russell Sturgis. Series V., Papers of Frances Anne Codman Sturgis (Sturgis' wife) include a diary from 1876 and letters received from John, Russell Sturgis, and children (1858-1887). Remainder of series includes clippings of Sturgis' death, condolence letters from friends and family, genealogical material of Ogden family and photographs of San Diego Exposition, San Gabriel Mission and Lake Louise.

5 boxes ; 32 x 28 x13 cm.

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