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

Works: 11 works in 19 publications in 1 language and 207 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  History 
Roles: Author, Illustrator
Classifications: N85, 707
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Art education, scholastic and industrial. by Walter Smith( )

7 editions published between 1872 and 1873 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The descendants of Nath'l Russell Sturgis, with a brief introductory sketch of his ancestors in England and the Massachusetts colony by Francis Shaw Sturgis( Book )

3 editions published in 1925 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Sturgis Sr. and his son, Edward Sturgis Jr., immigrated from England to Sandwich, Massachusetts about 1635, and Edward Jr. moved to Yarmouth, Massachusetts. Nathaniel Russell Sturgis (1779-1856), direct descendant in the sixth generation, married Susan Parkman in 1804, and moved from from Massachusetts to New York City. Descen- dants and relatives lived in New England, Mew York and elsewhere
Papers by J. H Sturgis( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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
[Scrapbook by J. H Sturgis( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Journal and cash book by J. H Sturgis( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cash book records his account with Baring Brothers & Co., 1867-1870, and other personal accounts. Journal (1868-1870), mainly kept on a visit to England, contains a list of family members and their birthdays, notice of letters received and answered (particularly correspondence with his partner, Charles Brigham), and notes on architectural commissions, particularly "Pinebank," a house designed for Edward Newton ("Ned") Perkins in Jamaica Plain, Boston. On a visit to London, Sturgis visits trustees of the South Kensington Museum and articulates a plan for a "small loan collection" for Boston [that would eventually lead to the establishment of the Museum of Fine Arts within the Boston Athenaeum]. Volume includes a tabulation of the game bagged during a 3-day hunting party at Norman Court, listing of packages sent from London, a "list of tracings" of architectural details, and a list of drawings of Pinebank
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Alternative Names
John Hubbard Sturgis

John Hubbard Sturgis American architect

John Hubbard Sturgis Amerikaans architect (1834-1888)

John Hubbard Sturgis arquitecto estadounidense

Sturgis, John Hubbard 1834-1888

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