A Guide to the Singleton P. Moorehead Papers, 1923-1972 MS 1989.23

A Guide to the Singleton P. Moorehead Papers, 1923-1972

A Collection in
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Accession number MS 1989.23


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Repository
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Accession number
MS 1989.23
Title
Singleton P. Moorehead Papers, 1923-1972
Physical Characteristics
7 cubic ft.
Creator
Moorehead, Singleton P. (Singleton Peabody) (1900-1964)
Language
English
Abstract
This collection was gathered during the career of Colonial Williamsburg architect, Singleton P. Moorehead (1900-1964), starting from his days as a student at Harvard. It contains architectural drawings, notebooks, notes, sketches, and other illustrations in ten boxes.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Librarian, and the holder of the copyright, if not the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library at Colonial Williamsburg.

Preferred Citation

Singleton P. Moorehead Papers, 1923-1972, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation , Accession # MS 1989.23, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Biographical Information

Singleton P. Moorehead (1900-1964) was a prominent Architect involved in the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg. He graduated from Harvard School of Architecture and was a member of the Boston firm Perry, Shaw, and Hepburn when they were involved in the early stages of the restoration project. He was hired directly and worked on the restoration in the town for 35 years, partnering with archeologists to conduct research on historical architecture all around Virginia. He authored multiple reports on the various historic buildings in Williamsburg. In 1944 he became the Head of Architecture and moved to a consulting position in 1948. In 1963 he retired citing poor heath and died a year later.

Scope and Content

This collection was gathered during the career of Colonial Williamsburg architect, Singleton P. Moorehead (1900-1964). Included are finished drawings, sketches, reproductions, artwork, postcards, correspondence, printed material and oversized architectural drawings. Much of the material relates to Williamsburg or Virginia buildings. The bulk of the collection is reference and research material from the reconstruction of Colonial Williamsburg. Also included are materials from when Singleton P. Moorehead (1900-1964) was a student at Harvard, and his time spent studying in Europe, including reproductions of European art and personal original art. There is one item in the collection from after Moorehead's death, a letter sent to a family member located in box six. The majority of the collection is not dated.

Arrangement

Collection is arranged in ten boxes, the first five of which are oversized materials. Boxes 1 and 2 are research and reference drawings organized by location name. Box 3 contains his notebooks. Boxes 4 and 5 primarily contain materials from when Moorehead was a student. Box 6 contains correspondence and other miscellaneous reference material. Boxes 7-10 contain reference index cards.

Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Moorehead, Singleton P., 1900-1964.
  • Subjects:

  • Architects--Virginia.
  • Architecture, Colonial--Virginia--Williamsburg.
  • Architecture, Modern.
  • Architecture--Conservation and restoration--Virginia--Williamsburg.
  • Geographical Names:

  • Virginia--Buildings, structures, etc.
  • Williamsburg--Restoration.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Virginia--Buildings, structures, etc.
  • Williamsburg--Restoration.

Contents List

1 . 1, Box

A collection of reference sketches and elevations signed by Singlton P. Moorehead of various historic buildings around Virginia created in his research of Colonial Virginian architecture. Some of the elevations include whole buildings or a layout of buildings, while others are of fine details. A large number of the items are Photostat black print copies from his sketchbook of architectural details. There is also a number of Cyanotype blueprints of the reference elevations, as well as regular copies of those elevations. Not all of the reference drawings are created by Moorehead, occasionally he notes that he copyed the image from a photograph or book, and some elevations are copied with consent from detailed drawings by W. M. Macomper. Contains field drawings, elavations of architectural details, and photo-reproductions of many elevations and sketches. As well as 9 loose photostats of decrotive interior details.

  • ABINGTON CHURCH GLOUCESTER Co. . 1, Folder

    Contains sketches with notes with photostat.

  • ABINGTON GLEBE, GLOUCESTER Co. VA . 2, Folder

    Contains elevations on tissue paper in graphite and a photostat.

  • ALEXANDRIA, VA . 3, Folder

    Contains photostats of sketches with notes from folder 1 of abington church.

  • BACON'S CASTLE, SURRY Co. VA . 4, Folder

    Contatins elevation of details on tissue paper in graphite with photostat of same.

  • PROPOSED BAGBY HOUSE JAMESTOWN, JAMES CITY COUNTY 1933 . 5, Folder

    Contains elevations on tissue paper in graphite.

  • BELLE AIR CHARLES CITY Co. VA . 6, Folder

    Contains detail sketches with notes with photostat of same.

  • BELLE FARM, GLOUCESTER Co. VA . 7, Folder

    Contains wooden Door and railing studies with photograph and notes.

  • BOWMAN'S FOLLY, ACCOMACK Co. VA . 8, Folder

    Contains drawings on tissue paper with photostat black copies.

  • BROOKE'S BANK, ESSEX Co. VA . 9, Folder

    Contains blueprints of elevations and copy of same.

  • CHARLES CITY Co. VA . 10, Folder

    Contains photostats taken from the Sketchbook of architectural details from box 3.

  • CHEALSEA, KING WILLIAM Co. . 11, Folder

    Contains drawings of woodwork and window details with notes.

  • CHRIST CHURCH, LANCASTER Co. VA . 12, Folder

    Contains photostats from the Sketchbook of architectural details.

  • CLAREMONT, SURRY Co. VA . 13, Folder

    Contains sketches and notes.

  • COLE HOUSE JAMES CITY Co. VA . 14, Folder

    Contains photostat of reference sketch.

  • CRISS CROSS, NEW KENT Co. VA . 15, Folder

    Contains elevations on tissue paper in graphite, notes, and photostat black copies.

  • CUSTIS HOUSE, LEE HALL, NEWPORT NEWS VA . 16, Folder

    Contains reference sketch with photostat of same.

  • CUSTOM HSE, YORKTOWN VA (also known as Ambler Store) . 17, Folder

    Contains reference sketch with photostat of same.

  • EASTOVER, SURRY Co. VA . 18, Folder

    Contains reference sketches and notes.

  • FERRIS HOUSE, GLOUCESTER Co. VA . 19, Folder

    Contains sketches and notes with drawings of molding and other woodwork details.

  • FERRY MANSION, Virginia Beach VA . 20, Folder

    Contains blueprint and photostat of estate layout.

  • FOSTER'S CASTLE, NEW KENT Co. VA . 21, Folder

    Contains reference drawings tissue.

  • FREDERICKSBURG, SPOTSYLVANIA Co. . 22, Folder

    Contains photostat from the Sketchbook of architectural details.

  • GOOCHLAND COURTHSE, GOOCHLAND Co. VA 1929 . 23, Folder

    Contains reference sketch and layout.

  • GREENWAY, CHARLES CITY Co. VA . 24, Folder

    Contains drawings of detailed woodwork on mantles, sketches with notes, and photostats of each.

  • HARMONY HALL, FREDERICK Co. VA . 25, Folder

    Contains reference sketch with photostat of same.

  • KIMBROUGH RESIDENCE, NORFOLK VA 1939 . 26, Folder

    Contains reference sketches with notes and elevations on tracing paper in graphite.

  • KINGSMILL SLAVE QUARTER, JAMES CITY Co. VA . 27, Folder

    Contains reference sketches with notes.

  • KING WILLIAM COURTHOUSE, KING WILLIAM Co. VA 1929 . 28, Folder

    Contains reference layout with sketches and a photostat from the Sketchbook of architectural details.

  • KITTEWAN, CHARLES CITY Co. VA . 29, Folder

    Contains drawings of fine woodwork details such as mantles, reference sketches with notes, and photostat of the drawings.

  • LIGHTFOOT LAW OFFICE, WILLIAMSBURG VA . 30, Folder

    Contains a photostat from the Sketchbook of architectural details.

  • LITTLE ENGLAND, GLOUCESTER Co. VA . 31, Folder

    Contains drawings of fine woodwork details such as molding and mantles, sketches with notes, and photostat of the drawings.

  • LONDON BRIDGE, VIRGINIA BEACH VA . 32, Folder

    Contains drawings of fine woodwork such as moldings and mantles, sketches with notes, and blueprints and photostats of drawings.

  • LOWER BRANDON, PRINCE GEORGE Co. VA . 33, Folder

    Contains reference sketches with notes.

  • LOWER WEYANOKE, CHARLES CITY Co. VA . 34, Folder

    Contains reference sketches, drawing of wooden staircase, and blueprints and photostats of copies.

  • MANSFIELD, PETERSBURG VA . 35, Folder

    Contains sketch with notes of buildings.

  • MAPSICO CHURCH, CHARLES CITY Co. VA . 36, Folder

    Contains reference sketches with notes with photostat of same.

  • MERCHANT HOUSE, DUMFRIES, PRINCE WILLIAM Co. VA . 37, Folder

    Contains sketch with notes.

  • MOUNT AIRY STABLE, RICHMOND Co. VA . 38, Folder

    Contains reference sketches with photostats of same and from the Sketchbook of architectural details.

  • MOUNT PROSPECT, ESSEX Co. VA . 39, Folder

    Contains sketches with notes, drawings of molding and mantles, photostats and photocopies of the drawings.

  • MOUNT VERNON, FAIRFAX Co. VA . 40, Folder

    Contains sketches with notes and photostats from the Sketchbook of architectural details.

  • POPLAR FOREST, BEDFORD Co. VA . 41, Folder

    Contains Reference sketches with notes and photostats.

  • POPLAR GROVE, MATTHEWS Co. VA . 42, Folder

    Contains sketches with notes, drawings of mantle and molding details, and photostats of drawings.

  • PORT ROYAL, CAROLINE Co. VA . 43, Folder

    Contains sketches with notes and photostats from the Sketchbook of architectural details.

  • PROVIDENCE FORGE, NEW KENT Co. VA . 44, Folder

    Contains sketches with notes and photostats.

  • RICHARDSON HOUSE, CROKER, JAMES CITY Co. VA . 45, Folder

    Contains sketches with notes, drawings of staircase woodwork and mantles, and photostats of the drawings.

  • ROSEWELL, GLOUCESTER Co. VA . 46, Folder

    Contains sketch of floor plan with notes.

  • SHIRLEY CHARLES CITY Co. VA . 47, Folder

    Contains sketches with notes and photostats.

  • SMITH'S FORT PLANTATION, SURRY Co. . 48, Folder

    Contains drawings of molding (copied from W.M. Macomber with consent). and photostat of drawing.

  • SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY . 49, Folder

    Contains drawing of small exterior building.

  • STRATFORD, WESTMORELAND Co. VA . 50, Folder

    Contains notes.

  • SUFFOLK Co. . 51, Folder

    Contains sketches with notes of Dairy.

  • TABB HOUSE, YORK Co. VA . 52, Folder

    Contains photostat from the Sketchbook of architectural details.

  • TOANO, JAMES CITY Co. VA . 53, Folder

    Contains sketch.

  • TODDSBURY, GLOUCESTER Co. VA . 54, Folder

    Contains drawings of interior paneling, molding, mantles and other fine details with blueprints and photostats of those drawings. As well as sketches with notes and photostats from the Sketchbook of architectural details.

  • TOMAHUND, CHARLES CITY Co. VA . 55, Folder

    Contains sketches with notes and photostats.

  • TOWLE'S POINT, LANCASTER Co. VA . 56, Folder

    Contains photostat from the Sketchbook of architectural details.

  • TUCKAHOE, GOOCHLAND Co. VA 1929 . 57, Folder

    Contains copy of the layout of the estate with sketches and photostats.

  • UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, CHARLOTTESVILLE VA . 58, Folder

    Contains sketches with notes and a photostat from the Sketchbook of architectural details.

  • WALNUT VALLEY, SURRY Co. VA . 59, Folder

    Contains drawings on tracing paper of staircase and railings with a photostat from the Sketchbook of architectural details.

  • WARM SPRINGS, BATH Co. VA . 60, Folder

    Contains Sketches with notes and photostats.

  • WELL HOUSES, HANOVER Co. VA . 61, Folder

    Contains sketches with notes.

  • WEYANOTE, CHARLES CITY Co. VA . 62, Folder

    Contains drawings of woodwork details and sketches with notes. As well as photostats and blueprints of drawings.

  • WILTON-ON-THE-JAMES, RICHMOND VA . 63, Folder

    Contains drawing of detailed woodwork and sketches with notes. As well as blueprints and photostats of drawings.

  • WILTON-ON-THE-PIANKATAUK, MIDDLESEX Co. VA . 64, Folder

    Contains Drawings of decrotive details and sketches with notes.

  • WISHART HOUSE also known as LYNNHAVEN HOUSE, VIRGINIA BEACH . 65, Folder

    Contains photostats from the Sketchbook of architectural details.

  • WOODLANDS, GOOCHLAND Co. VA . 66, Folder

    Contains drawings of interior woodwork details.

  • WYNNE, JAMES CITY Co. VA . 67, Folder

    Contains sketches with notes and a photostat.

  • YORKTOWN, YORK Co. VA . 68, Folder

    Cotains a photostat from the Sketchbook of architectural details.

  • MISCELLANEUS DETAILS AND NOTES . 69, Folder

    Contains notes regarding research status for the reconstruction.

  • UNIDENTIFIED LOCATION . 70, Folder

    Contains sketches with notes and photostats.

2 . 2, Box

Arranged into two parts, 55 folders in first part and 12 in second. Sketches, notes, and photostats dealing with architectural details around Williamsburg and outside of it respectively. A mix of reference and research material arranged by location. Most of the Photostat black prints are taken from S. Mooreheads Sketchbook of Architectural Details located in Box 3.

  • Historic buildings within Williamsburg . 1, Folder

    Contains reference and research drawings and notes on 18th century buildings within Williamsburg, VA. Also contains some sketches on Native american villages and a sketchbook. Arranged alphebetically by location name.

    • ASCOUGH SHOP also known as MAYO HOUSE AND BOURBOBN HOUSE . 1, Folder

      Contains photostats and sketch of miscellaneus architectural details.

    • AYER'S GARAGE also known as PERSON'S GARAGE BIR23, BLDG 16B . 2, Folder

      Contains sketches and elevation of floorplan with notes.

    • BASSETT HALL, WMSBURG . 3, Folder

      Contains sketched elevations with notes and a photostat of hinge details.

    • BATH HOUSE, WILLIAMSBURG INN, WMSBURG VA . 4, Folder

      Contains notes.

    • BEECROFT E. BULL, BLOCK 15, BUILDING 32A , SHOP 10, WILLIAMSBURG VA . 5, Folder

      Contains sketches of floorplans.

    • BLAIR HOUSE, WMSBURG . 6, Folder

      Contains a painted mockup of various houses with floorplans, photostats, and notes.

    • BRICK HOUSE TAVERN, WMSBURG . 7, Folder

      Contains a reference sketch.

    • BRUSH-EVERARD HSE, WMSBURG VA . 8, Folder

      Contains drawings of architectural details with notes.

    • BRUTON PARISH CHURCH, WMSBURG VA . 9, Folder

      Contains photostats.

    • BRUTON PARISH HOUSE, WMSBURG . 10, Folder

      Contains sketches with notes.

    • CAPITOL, WMSBURG 1936 . 11, Folder

      Contains sketches with notes.

    • CARTER'S GROVE, WMSBURG . 12, Folder

      Contains a photostat from the Sketchbook of architectural details.

    • CARTER-ROBERT HOUSE also known as SAUNDERS-DINWIDDIE WILL . 13, Folder

      Contains sketches and photostat of architectural details with notes.

    • CASEY HOUSE, WMSBURG . 14, Folder

      Contains photostats from the Sketchbook of architectural details.

    • CASEY STORE, WMSBURG 1938 . 15, Folder

      Contains references sketches and notes.

    • CHARLSTON/CHARLETON HOUSE, WILLIAMSBURG . 16, Folder

      Contains a photostat from the Sketchbook of architectural details.

    • CHOWNING'S TAVERN, WMSBURG . 17, Folder

      Contains sketches with notes.

    • CLARK HOUSE, WMSBURG VA . 18, Folder

      Contains a photostat from the Sketchbook of architectural details.

    • COKE GARRETT HOUSE, WILLIAMSBURG VA . 18A, Folder

      Contains drawing of wooden gate and a photostat. Likely added to the collection at a later date.

    • COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY, WMSBURG VA 1936 . 19, Folder

      Contains sketches of entrance and arches.

    • CRAFT HOUSE, WMSBURG 1937 . 20, Folder

      Contains sketches with notes.

    • CRAIG POWELL PROPERTY, WMSBURG VA 1935 . 21, Folder

      Contains a reference sketch.

    • DEANE, ELKANAH FORGE, WMSBURG VA 1944 . 22, Folder

      Contains reference sketches with notes.

    • FINNIE, WILLIAMS HOUSE also known as SEMPLE HOUSE, WMSBURG VA . 23, Folder

      Contains a photostat from the Sketchbook of architectural details.

    • GALT HOUSE, WMSBURG 1944 . 24, Folder

      Contains sketches with notes of fine details.

    • GOODWIN BLDG, WMSBURG 1936 . 25, Folder

      Contains sketches with notes.

    • GOVERNOR'S PALACE, WMSBURG 1934-1939 . 26, Folder

      Contains sketches with notes, report summeries with corrections, and photostats.

    • HUNTER SHOP also known as KINAMON SHOP, WMSBURG 1934 . 27, Folder

      Contains sketches.

    • KIRBY HSE, WMSBURG . 28, Folder

      Contains a sketch of architectural details.

    • LUDWELL-PARADISE HOUSE, WMSBURG 1934-1937 . 29, Folder

      Contains sketches with notes.

    • MAGAZINE, WMSBURG VA 1954 . 30, Folder

      Contains sketches with notes.

    • MARKET SQUARE TAVERN, WMSBURG VA . 31, Folder

      Contains sketches with notes.

    • MOODY HOUSE, WMSBG VA . 32, Folder

      Contains a sketch.

    • NICHOLSON HOUSE, WMSBURG . 33, Folder

      Contains a photostat from the Sketchbook of architectural details.

    • ORRELL HSE, WSMBG VA 1936 . 34, Folder

      Contains notes, a drawing of a fireplace mantle, and a photostat of the drawing.

    • PALMER HOUSE also known as VEST HOUSE 1934 . 35, Folder

      Contains reference sketches.

    • PENNINSULA HARDWARE SHOP#3 BLOCK 15, WILLIAMSBURG VA 1938 . 36, Folder

      Contains sketches with notes.

    • POWELL-HALLAM HOUSE, WMSBURG . 37, Folder

      Contains watercolor of houses from each side with floor plan and copy.

    • PRENTIS HOUSE, WMSBURG VA 1937 . 38, Folder

      Contains photostats from the Sketchbook of architectural details.

    • PUBLIC GAOL, WMSBURG 1937 . 40, Folder

      Contains floorplans and other sketches.

    • RALEIGH TAVERN, WILLIAMSBURG VA . 41, Folder

      Contains notes.

    • RANDOLPH HOUSE, WMSBG VA . 42, Folder

      Contains drawings of interior woodwork details, notes, and photostats.

    • ROBERTS PROPERTY, WMSBURG VA . 43, Folder

      Contains a reference sketch.

    • TALIAFERRO-COLE HOUSE, WMSBURG . 44, Folder

      Contains a photostat from the Sketchbook of architectural details.

    • TAYLOE also known as COLEMAN OFFICE, WILLIAMSBURG VA . 45, Folder

      Contains a photostat from the Sketchbook of architectural details.

    • TRAVIS HOUSE, WMSBURG 1936-1937 . 46, Folder

      Contains reference sketches with notes.

    • TUCKER HOUSE, WMSBG VA 1934 . 47, Folder

      Contains drawings and sketches of molding styles with photostats.

    • VANGARRETT HOUSE also known as GRISSELL HAY TENEMENT, WILLIAMSBURG VA . 48, Folder

      Contains a photostat from the Sketchbook of architectural details.

    • WALLACE SHOPS BLK 15 BLDG 36A, WMSBURG 1942 . 49, Folder

      Contains sketches with 2 by J. B. Reed.

    • WILLIAMSBURG INN, WMSBURG 1935-1945 . 50, Folder

      Contains drawings and sketches of interior wookwork details.

    • WILLIAMSBURG LODGE, WILLIAMSBURG VA 1943 . 51, Folder

      Contains reference notes.

    • WILLIAMSBURG THEATRE, WILLIAMSBURG VA 1936 . 52, Folder

      Contains reference sketches with notes.

    • WYTHE HSE, WMSBG VA . 53, Folder

      Contains sketches and drawings of staircase details. As well as photostats from the Sketchbook of architectural details.

    • MISC. WMSBG DETAILS 1936-1946 . 54, Folder

      Contains sketches with notes, photostats from the Sketchbook of architectural details, and a photograph of the town's layout circa 1786.

  • Historic buildings outside of Virginia . 2, Folder

    Contains reference and research drawings and notes on colonial style architecture outside of Virginia. Arranged alphebetically by location name.

    • BACHELOR'S HOUSE, MARYLAND . 1, Folder

      Contains a photostat from the Sketchbook of architectural details.

    • DELAWARE . 2, Folder

      Contains reference sketches and photostats.

    • ENGLAND 1941 . 3, Folder

      Contains plate from Perry, Shaw, and Hepburn of staircase details. As well as some reference sketches.

    • FARMINGTON, CONNECTICUT . 4, Folder

      Contains a reference sketches.

    • FRANCE . 5, Folder

      Contains drawings of interior details.

    • MCKAY HOUSE, MARYLAND . 6, Folder

      Contains sketches and a photostat.

    • MILLS POINT, CHARLES COUNTY, MARYLAND . 7, Folder

      Contains sketches and photostats from the Sketchbook of architectural details.

    • NANTUCKET, MASSACHUSETTS 1937 . 8, Folder

      Contains reference sketches with a photostat.

    • NEW CAANAN, CONNECTICUT . 9, Folder

      Contains a photostat from the Sketchbook of architectural details.

    • SELDEN HOUSE, ANDOVER, MASSACHUSETTS . 10, Folder

      Contains sketches of floorplans with notes.

    • WANTWATER, PRINCE GEORGE'S CO., MD . 11, Folder

      Contains sketches with notes and a photostat from the Sketchbook of architectural details.

    • VANDERVEER FARM, FLATBUSH, LONG ISLAND . 12, Folder

      Contains a photostat from the Sketchbook of architectural details.

3 . 3, Box

Contains Moorehead's notebook from his student trips to Europe through his professional career working on the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg. Most notebooks contain reference notes and sketches that pretain to his architectural career while working on the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg, most undated. Includes the Sketchbook of architectural details which serves as the source to many photostats from boxes 1 and 2. While many of the notebooks are numbered, they do not appear to have been numbered by the creater and they are not arranged in numerical order. Not all notebooks are full and many have leaves removed. The notebooks are not arranged in any clear order, and stored flat in an oversized box.

  • Sketchbook of architecural details . 1, Volume

    A collection of reference drawings of milwork and other fine architectural details. The source of many of the photostats in boxes 1 and 2.

  • Field notebook . 2, Volume

    Sketchbook from research trips around Virginia. Has many pages torn out and perhaps relocated elsewhere in the collection.

  • Notebook 24 . 3, Volume

    Research reference organized alphebetically.

  • Notebook 5 1923 . 4, Volume

    Sketchbook from student trip to Europe, mostly empty.

  • Notebook 7 1923 . 5, Volume

    Notes and sketches from student trip to Venice.

  • Notebook 16 . 6, Volume

    Contains miscellaneous sketches, mostly empty.

  • Notebook 14 . 7, Volume

    Reference books listed alphabetically by title. Binding separated from leaves.

  • Notebook 8 . 8, Volume

    Sketches of church architectural details. Has multiple sketches inserted in volume.

  • Notebook 11 . 9, Volume

    Sketches of architectural details such as mosaics and brick work. Not exclusively in the colonial style so it is likely the notebook is from before Moorehead started working on the Restoration of Colonial Williamsburg.

  • Notebook 9 . 10, Volume

    Contains in depth notes on architectural details. Likely from when Moorehead was a student at Harvard.

  • S Moorehead Personal . 11, Volume

    Notes on Colonial Buildings in Williamsburg listed alphabetically by name. Also contains list of 17th-18th century British Monarchs.

  • Notebook 4 circa 1920s . 12, Volume

    Notes and sketches from Italy and France, from Moorehead's trip there as a student. Many pages clipped or removed entirely.

  • Notebook 1 . 13, Volume

    Contains sketches of architectural details from various Colonial building in Williamsburg, such as the Galt and Bell houses. Features primarily millwork. The binding is in poor condition and many leaves are removed from the volume.

  • Notebook 10 Circa 1920s . 14, Volume

    Notes and sketches from student trip to Italy and France, particularly on column type.

  • Notebook 15 1948 . 15, Volume

    Reference sketches and notes on a brass canon from New Hampshire.

  • Notebook 12 . 16, Volume

    Sketches of architectural details and floorplans from various Colonial buildings in Williamsburg. Has typed procedure on restoring a house glued to inside front board.

  • Notebook 21 . 17, Volume

    Reference sketches and notes on various Colonial houses around Virginia with a list of reference books and photographs. Many leaves removed from volume.

  • Notebook 20 . 18, Volume

    Sketches and notes on architectural details. Many leaves removed from volume.

  • Notebook 23 . 19, Volume

    Notes on 18th century British Monarches and Govenors of Virginia. As well as a list of colonial buildings arranged alphabetically by location name

  • Notebook 13 1929 . 20, Volume

    An account book in which Moorehead kept track of various projects he did in Williamsburg. Not comprehensive.

  • Notebook 6 . 21, Volume

    Sketches mounted into album. Labeled ARCH 4a and arranged by architectural feature type.

  • Notebook 2 1923 . 22, Volume

    Notes and sketches on architecture, likely from when Moorehead was a student.

  • Notebook 18 . 23, Volume

    Notes on 17th century theaters.

  • Notebook 3 1923 . 24, Volume

    Labeled Venice 1923, contains sketches and notes on proportions. It is mostly blank.

  • Notebook 17 . 25, Volume

    Contains notes on Moorehead's work on the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg. It is mostly blank with multiple leaves removed.

  • Notebook 19 . 26, Volume

    List of Architectural details with reference location. Arranged alphabeticall by detail type.

  • SPMOOREHEAD portfolio . 27, Folder

    Leather binding boards from a portfolio.

4 . 4, Box

Contains a mixture of his work for Colonial Williamsburg and student work, as well as a number of reproductions of european art likely from his trip to europe as a grad student.

  • . 1, Folder

    Contains photostats of Monogram ciphers, with envelope from the New York public library from which the research was procured.

  • Circa 1950s . 2, Folder

    Contains information on, drawings, and some blueprint elevations of a proposed 17th theater.

  • 1952 . 3, Folder

    Contains photostats of research done for the proposed 17th century theater.

  • 1953 . 4, Folder

    Contains research and sketches done for an 18th century fair.

  • . 5, Folder

    Contains reprodutions of various european art.

  • . 6, Folder

    Contains reproductions of european art, notably several etchings by Rembrandt.

  • . 7, Folder

    Contains depictions of greek vases on linen paper.

  • 1923-1927 . 8, Folder

    Contains sketches of European architecture from Moorehead's student trip abroad and other school work.

  • . 9, Folder

    Contains original watercolors by Moorehead.

  • 1926-1928 . 10, Folder

    Contains some student work and other drawings.

  • . 11, Folder

    Contains a reproduction and sketch from New Orleans, LA.

  • 1922-1925 . 12, Folder

    Contains sketches of the American West.

  • . 13, Folder

    Contains photographs and a photostat, including a portrait by Thomas L. Williams.

  • . 14, Folder

    Contains miscelleous sketches.

  • Circa 1927 . 15, Folder

    Contains Christmas cards and designs created by Moorehead.

  • . 16, Folder

    Contains sketches of heraldic designs from English abbys.

  • . 17, Folder

    Contains elevations and blueprints. The locations are unclear.

  • . 18, Folder

    Contains sketches and photostats of various architectural details. The related locations are unclear.

5 . 5, Box

Contains two portfolios of art reproductions from his trip to europe, the second is of monted clipped reference illustrations of interiors and crests. One published art book with 26 reproductions and a sample of a Mary Cassett Art book to be published in 1942. As well as 1 folder containing 3 copies of the Boston Evening Transcript real estate section from 1927 February 19 plus the first six pages of an additional copy. The Front page story is of a building project with the Harvard Building Trust and the firm Kilham, Hopkins, and Greeley which Moorehead worked for briefly.

  • Circa 1927 . volume: 1, Folder

    Contains reproductions of European art, likely gathered during a student trip to Europe.

  • 1927 . 2, Folder

    Contains 3 and a half copies of the Boston Evening Transcript dated 1927 February 19. The front page story is of a building project at Harvard.

  • Circa 1940 . 3, Volume

    Sample Art book of Mary Cassatt's work by Adelyn D. Breeskin, set to publish in 1942

  • . 4, Volume

    Contains mounted and loose illustrations of French buildings, interiors, and crests.

  • George Duplussis OEUVRE de A. MANTEGNA 1878 . 5, Volume

    A collection of reproductions with introduction. The binding is in poor condition.

6 . 6, Box

A mixture of reference material; photographs and negatives (Black and White 35mm), index cards, articles, catalogs, and coorespondance. All material seems to relate to Moorehead's work at Colonial Williamsburg.

  • 1924 . 1, Folder

    Contains the series "Furniture of historic types" by Arthur DeBles, from International Studio magazine.

  • 1923-1972 . 2, Folder

    Contains bulletins, magazine ariticles and coorespondance.

  • Circa 1940s . 3, Folder

    Contains black and white photographs of buildings and farm scenes.

  • . 4, Folder

    Contains photographic negatives on 35mm film.

  • 1923-1924 . 5, Folder

    Contains correspondence, a guidebook, and the article "A Painting and a contract" by Guy Eglington clipped from orginal source.

  • 1941-1961 . 6, Folder

    Correspondence regarding Mooreheads membership to the American Insitute of Architects.

  • 1953-1954 . 7, Folder

    Contains handwritten notes on Fairs, lists of reference material, and a basic architectural report.

  • Circa 1940-1960 . 8, Folder

    Contains book catalogs, and lists of reference material in the form of a descriptive bibliography.

  • . 9, Folder

    Contains a series of photographic prints on card stock of architectural details from Mexico and Rome.

  • 1947 . 10, Folder

    Correspondence from the office of John D. Rockefeller Jr. and an article referencing a restoration project in New York, Sunnyside, that Moorehead consulted on.

  • . 11, Folder

    Contains a series of index cards carrying history, descriptions, citationsm, and other reference material.

  • . 12, Folder

    Contains lists of books of interest, correspondance, and magazines. As well as an example photo book of the work by Perry, Shaw, and Hepburn.

  • 1955 . 13, Folder

    May issue of "Art in America" that contains an article by Moorehead on architectural restoration.

  • Circa 1952 . 14, Folder

    Contains reference bibliographies and a copy of "Glassmaking at Jamestown" by J.C. Harrington.

7 . 7, Box

The cards are a mix of handwritten and typed reference notes set up in alphabetically order as quick reference for a variety of subjects relating to the restoration of historic Williamsburg. They include citations, quotations, drawings, and some direct information about the titled subject.

8 . 8, Box

The cards are a mix of handwritten and typed reference notes set up in alphabetically order as quick reference for a variety of subjects relating to the restoration of historic Williamsburg. They include citations, quotations, drawings, photographs, and some direct information about the titled subject.

9 . 9, Box

The cards are a mix of handwritten and typed reference notes set up in alphabetically order as quick reference for a variety of subjects relating to Williamsburg during the 18th century. They include citations, quotations, drawings, photographs, and some direct information about the titled subject.

10 . 10, Box

The cards are a mix of handwritten and typed reference notes set up in alphabetically order as quick reference for a variety of subjects relating to the restoration of historic Williamsburg. They include citations, quotations, drawings, photographs, and some direct information about the titled subject.