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- Denby, Edwin H., 1873 or 4-1957
- Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
- Edwin H. Denby Papers
- Manuscripts Division
- Permanent URL:
- 1823-1942 (mostly 1900-1939)
- 7 boxes and 5.13 linear feet
- Storage Note:
- ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 1-7
Consists of drawings, correspondence, photographs, documents, a genealogy, financial papers, and printed matter of Edwin H. Denby.
Collection Description & Creator Information
The collection consists of drawings, correspondence, photographs, documents, a genealogy, financial papers, and printed matter of Denby. The collection contains material for his unpublished books Meandering Way Round the Mediterranean,, Most of Europe and the Near East, and A Treatise on Lettering by Modules; architect's record books, order books, contracts, checkbooks, mortgage receipts, an accountant's report (1938), and ledgers (1906-1923); photographs of buildings designed by the architectural firm of Denby and Nute; architectural drawings for the Yonkers (N.Y.) Public Library and the Mt. Vernon (N.Y.) Public Library; blueprints, architectural renderings, a collection of drawings and rubbings of Romanesque capitals, moldings, and borders; and two notebooks describing Denby's mnemonic system based on a numerical device. There is also Denby family material including the journal (1863) of Denby's father, Edwin Robinson Denby, medical officer on the Wyoming in the Straits of Sunda, containing comments about the progress of the Civil War; a report by Dr. Denby about the sanitary conditions aboard the Lancaster (1875), with a scrapbook kept by his wife, Laura Hooper Denby, regarding Dr. Denby's death from yellow fever and the outbreak of the disease among the sailors; a traveler's diary (1870) by Mrs. Denby; and a penmanship style book (1823) by Emma Woodridge.
- Collection Creator Biography:
Denby, Edwin H., 1873 or 4-1957
Edwin H. Denby was an architect and member of the architectural firm, Denby and Nute. Denby's father, Edwin Robinson Denby, was a physician who served as a medical officer on various ships during the American Civil War.
Gift of Mrs. Edwin H. Denby.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
No appraisal information is available.
- Processing Information:
The contents list was compiled by Jerome Jackson in July 2010
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
- Credit this material:
Edwin H. Denby Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Permanent URL:
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA(609) 258-3184
- Subject Terms:
- Architectural firms -- New York (N.Y.) -- 20th century.
Architectural photography -- United States -- 20th century.
Capitals (Architecture), Romanesque -- United States -- 20th century.
Decoration and ornament, Romanesque -- United States -- 20th century.
Naval hygiene -- United States -- 19th century.
Penmanship, American -- 19th century.
Yellow fever -- United States -- 19th century.
- Genre Terms:
- Architects -- New York (N.Y.)
Rubbings (visual works) -- United States.
- Denby and Nute (Firm)
Yonkers Public Library
United States. Navy
Mt. Vernon Public Library (Westchester County, N.Y.)
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Naval operations.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.
United States -- History, Naval -- 19th century.