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Denby, Edwin H., 1873 or 4-1957
Edwin H. Denby Papers
Manuscripts Division
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1823-1942 (mostly 1900-1939)
7 boxes and 5.13 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-7


Consists of drawings, correspondence, photographs, documents, a genealogy, financial papers, and printed matter of Edwin H. Denby.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

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 The collection contains material for his unpublished books Meandering Way Round the Mediterranean,, Most of Europe and the Near East, and A Treatise on Lettering by Modules; architect's record books, order books,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.

Collection History


Gift of Mrs. Edwin H. Denby.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

The contents list was compiled by Jerome Jackson in July 2010

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Edwin H. Denby Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-7