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Stanford White Collection

Identifier: MS.055
Stanford White Collection
Stanford White Collection

Scope and Content Note

Catalogue of Works of Art at "Box Hill," St. James, Long Island: Nine page typescript inventory of works of art at Box Hill, the Stanford White estate in Long Island, in 1942.

Moses, Lionel. “McKim, Mead & White – A History.” The American Architect and The Architectural Review. Vol. cXXI no. 2394, May 24, 1922: Forty-one page Stanford White article excerpt from The American Architect - The Architectural Review.

Swales, Francis S. “Master Draftsmen, Part 1: Stanford White, 1853-1906.” Pencil Points, 1924: Eight page Stanford White article excerpt from Pencil Points.

Works of Art from the Collection of Stanford White: Scrapbook compiled by Lawrence Grant White, son of Stanford White, on works of art collected by Stanford White, including paintings, sculpture, rugs, tapestries, and other decorative arts. Contains photographs and reproductions of works of art, clippings and excerpts from sales catalogs, and photographs of interiors, including 39 E. 79th St. in New York City. Many pages are annotated by Lawrence Grant White.


  • circa 1922-1955


Access Restrictions

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Biographical Note

Stanford White (1853-1906) was an American architect, art collector and dealer, and partner in the architectural firm of McKim, Mead & White. White was responsible for prominent structures such as the second Madison Square Garden, the Metropolitan Club, the Judson Memorial Church, and the Washington Square Arch. White married Bessie Springs Smith of Long Island in 1884; their son Lawrence Grant White was born in 1887. White was notoriously shot and killed in 1906 by Harry Kendall Thaw in response to White's previous affair with Thaw's wife, actress Evelyn Nesbit.

Box Hill is the estate White designed shortly after his marriage to Bessie. Located in St. James, Long Island, the house served not only as the family home, but also as a showpiece to prospective wealthy clients. The estate was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.


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Original materials loaned for digitizing courtesy of the Estate of Jehanne P. White, 2013.

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Arranged and described by Shannon Yule Morelli, 2013.

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Repository Details

Part of the Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives Repository

10 East 71st Street
New York NY 10021 United States