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    Charles Donagh Maginnis papers, 1900-1980.
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    Maginnis, Charles Donagh, 1867-1955
    Charles Donagh Maginnis papers, 1900-1980.
    Phy. Description: 
    514 items (on 3 microfilm reels)
    reels 1451, 3134, and 4314
    Digital Reference: 
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    Additional forms: 
    35mm microfilm reels 1451, 3134, and 4314 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
    Bio / His Notes: 
    Architect. Born in Londonderry, Ireland, Maginnis was educated at Cusack's Academy in Dublin. In 1885, he settled in Toronto, Canada, moving to Boston, Massachusetts three years later. In 1890, Maginnis began working for Edmund M. Wheelwright, becoming head draftsman in 1891. In 1898, Maginnis joined Timothy Walsh of Peabody and Stearns and Matthew Sullivan of Wheelwright's company to form their own company. In 1905, Maginnis, Walsh, and Sullivan became Maginnis and Walsh. Maginnis married Amy Brooks in 1908. He was the author of a book, PEN DRAWING, and served as chairman of the Boston Art Commission, president of the American Institute of Architects, and trustee of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, among other activities.
    Biographical material, correspondence, subject files, drawings, photographs, and printed material concern Maginnis' architectural projects.
    Reel 1451: Biographical material consists of 4 brief biographical accounts, an interview transcript (1952-1953), and certificates. Correspondence (1909-1978), primarily about architectural projects, includes letters from John Angel, Giovanni Castano, Charles Connick, Walter Gropius, and Aimée Lamb. Two photographs show Maginnis (ca. 1936). Two subject files (1945-1948) contain letters, announcements, proposals, and lecture notes concerning work on St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York, and construction at Boston College. Art works consist of 10 drawings (1913-1929) and a heliotype print of a landscape by Maginnis, and 2 drawings by Bertram Goodhue. Printed material includes booklets on Catholic architecture (1900) and Maginnis (1956), 2 clippings (1955), invitations and a program.
    Reel 3134: A 2-page biographical sketch contains comments about American architecture. Two letters concern a speech Maginnis gave at the Eire Society of Boston (1941, 1980). Photographs show Maginnis at the construction site of the Lenox Street Housing Project, Boston, and with Joseph Leland. Four clippings date from 1941 to 1978.
    Reel 4314: A photograph of R. Clipston Sturgis is autographed "To Robert Walsh from his friend R. Clipston Sturgis". A clipping concerns Boston College's architecture (1963).
    The lender and donor, Alice Maginnis Walsh, is Charles Donagh Maginnis' daughter and the wife of his junior partner, Robert Walsh.
    Location of Original: 
    Originals returned to the lender, Alice Maginnis Walsh, after microfilming.
    Loc. of Assoc. Material: 
    Business records of the firm Maginnis & Walsh located at Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts.
    Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
    Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- Massachusetts
    Architects -- Massachusetts -- Boston
    Leland, Joseph
    Sturgis, R. Clipston (Richard Clipston), 1860-1951
    Form / Genre: 
    Repository Loc: 
    Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20560
    Local Number: 
    AAA magichar
    AAA 1451
    AAA 3134
    AAA 4314
    Lamb, Aimée, 1893-1989
    Angel, John, 1881-1960
    Castano, Giovanni, 1896-1978
    Connick, Charles J., 1875-1945
    Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor, 1869-1924
    Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969
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