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    Irving & Casson-A.H. Davenport Co. records, 1875-1974.
     
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    Irving & Casson-A.H. Davenport Co
    Title: 
    Irving & Casson-A.H. Davenport Co. records, 1875-1974.
    Phy. Description: 
    25.0 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 7 reels)
    reels 150-151 and 1260-1264
    Digital Reference: 
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    Additional forms: 
    35mm microfilm reels 150-151 and 1260-1264 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
    Bio / His Notes: 
    Furniture designers; Boston, Mass., and New York, N.Y. Originally Irving & Casson. Eventually merged with A.H. Davenport Co. of New York City. Doten-Dunton Desk Co. is a related firm, using the same address as Irving & Casson.
    Summary: 
    Company records for Irving & Casson, Irving & Casson-A.H. Davenport Co., and Doten-Dunton Desk Co., including photographs, correspondence, sales records, sketches, and printed material.
    REELS 150-151: Renderings (many in color), photographs, line drawings of furniture designed by Irving & Casson of Boston, ca. 1910-1960. Most of the designs are from the 1920s and 1930s.
    REELS 1260-1264: Business correspondence and memoranda; financial records; subject files about furniture design projects for the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C., Eastern S.S. Lines, Inc., and others; clippings and printed material; sketches and blueprints of furniture designs; and photographs of furniture. Included are files and records of the Doten-Dunton Desk Co.
    UNMICROFILMED: Sales records of Frank P. McGrath, Sr., chief salesman of Irving & Casson-A.H. Davenport Co. Included are records of sales to restaurants, shipping lines, hotels, colleges, and private residences; correspondence; watercolor and pencil designs; blueprints; photographs of works; fabric samples; invoices; order forms; packing lists; estimates; receiving slips; employee health and disability records; furniture catalogs; announcements; invitations; and calling cards.
    Provenance: 
    Materials on reels 150-151 donated by the Misner Corp. doing business as Irving & Casson. Materials on reels 1260-1264 lent for microfilming 1977 by Douglas Clarke. Unmicrofilmed material donated 1978 by Frank P. McGrath.
    Location of Original: 
    Reels 1260-1264: Originals returned to lender, Douglas Clarke, after microfilming.
    Restrictions: 
    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.
    Subject-Topical: 
    Furniture
    Furniture design
    Desks
    Furniture -- Drawings -- Massachusetts -- Boston
    Furniture -- Drawings -- New York (State) -- New York
    Decorative arts.
    Subject-Name: 
    National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (Washington, D.C.)
    Form / Genre: 
    Business records
    Sketches
    Photographs
    Repository Loc: 
    Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20560
    Local Number: 
    AAA irvicass
    AAA 1260-1264
    AAA 150-151
    AAA
    Co-Creator: 
    McGrath, Frank P.
    Doten-Dunton Desk Co
    Irving & Casson (Firm)
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