Guide to the English Nationality Room Committee Collection, 1931-1981 UA.40.07

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Table of Contents

Summary Information
Biography/History
Scope and Content Notes
Arrangement
Administrative Information
Controlled Access Headings
Previous Citation
Collection Inventory
Series I. Volume I: History, Minutes, Dr. Mansbridge Correspondence and General Correspondence,1927-1959
1. History of the English Room
2. Running Memos,1931-1958
3. Minutes of the English Room Committee,1952-1958
4. Correspondence, Dr. Albert Mansbridge,1934-1947
5. General Correspondence,1948-1963
6. Associated Papers (In front cover of volume)
Series II. Volume II: Bossom Correspondence,1948-1963
1. Correspondence,1948
2. Correspondence,1949
3. Correspondence,1950
4. Correspondence,1951
5. Correspondence,1952
6. Correspondence,1953
7. Correspondence,1954
8. Correspondence,1955
9. Correspondence,1956
10. Correspondence,1957
11. Correspondence,1958
12. Correspondence,1959
13. Correspondence,1960
14. Correspondence,1961
15. Christmas Cards from Bossom
Series III. Volume III: Dedication 1952, Gifts 1948-1963, Clippings 1930-1961
1. Dedication,1952
2. Gifts
3. Clippings,1930-1961
Series IV. Volume IV: Architectural Design 1929-1956, Window Rondelles 1952-1958, Furniture 1954-1959
1. Overview of Design Proposals,1956
2. John Rothenstein,1929
3. Charles Roberson of London,1931-1934
4. A.E. Richardson,1936
5. Walter Godfrey,1936-1946
6. Final Design for the English Room
7. Correspondence relative to Improvemnet of the English Room,1956-1958
8. Window Rondelles,1952-1958
9. Furniture,1953-1959
Series V. Volume V: Photographs: Classroom, Dedication, Special Events, Gifts
1. The English Classroom
2. DedicationNovember 21, 1952
3. Special Events
4. Gifts

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
English Nationality Room Committee Collection
Creator
University of Pittsburgh. Nationality Rooms Program. English Nationality Room Committee.
Collection Number
UA.40.07
Date
1931-1981
Extent
1.25 linear feet 4 boxes
Abstract
The idea for an English Nationality Room was initially proposed by Dr. Albert Mansbridge in 1927; however, the construction of the room was delayed by the outbreak of the Second World War. Led by Member of Parliament Alfred C. Bossom, the room was eventually constructed using salvaged materials from the bombed House of Commons. This collection contains correspondence, running memos, and photographs that document the construction of the English Nationality Room in the Cathedral of Learning and its dedication in 1952.

Preferred Citation

English Nationality Room Committee Collection, 1931-1981, UA.40.07, University Archives, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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Biography/History

In 1927, Dr. Albert Mansbridge proposed that an English Room be included in the plan to build Nationality Rooms around the Cathedral of Learning Commons Room. He arranged for the Courtauld Institute of Art in London to hold a competition for English architects to submit either a Georgian or Tudor design for the room. The University of London’s architecture professor, Walter Godfrey, won the competition with his Tudor design.

With the outbreak of World War II in 1939 the plans for the English Room were put on hold, but the relationship between England and the United States grew stronger. At the conclusion of the war Alfred C. Bossom, a Member of Parliament, succeeded Dr. Mansbridge as the chairman of the London committee. Bossom identified Victorian era pseudo-Gothic linenfold paneling, stone bosses and a stone fireplace within the bombed House of Commons and secured permission from the Speaker of the House, D. Clifton Brown, to salvage the relics and ship them to Pittsburgh for the English Room. Two rondells are also made of glass taken from the blitzed House of Commons. With the acquisition of these materials and the realization that Andrew W. Mellon served as Ambassador to England, Chancellor Rufus H. Fitzgerald was able to secure a $50,000 grant from the A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust to complete the English Room.

In August 1952 an effort was made to create an English Room committee comprised of Englishmen in the Pittsburgh community to complete the room’s construction, such as the installation of twenty-two stained glass medallions containing the coats of arms of English universities and cities. L. Gerald First was named the first chair of this committee and on November 21, 1952, the English Room was dedicated.

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Scope and Content Notes

This collection consists primarily of correspondence documenting the English Nationality Room Committee's efforts to secure funding, an architectural design and items for the room. Of particular interest is the correspondence of Alfred Bossom, who was the committee chair in England that arranged for the support of the British government. Also included are committee meeting minutes and running memos, which document the progress being made during the room's construction. Information regarding the room's 1952 dedication and photographs are also present.

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Arrangement

The records in this collection were bound into five volumes, each of which are represented as a series in the collection as follows:

Series I. Volume I: History, Minutes, Dr. Mansbridge Correspondence and General Correspondence, 1927-1959

Series II. Volume II: Bossom Correspondence, 1948-1963

Series III. Volume III: Dedication 1952, Gifts 1948-1963, Clippings 1930-1961

Series IV. Volume IV: Architectural Design 1929-1956, Window Rondelles 1952-1958, Furniture 1954-1959

Series V. Volume V: Photographs: Classroom, Dedication, Special Events, Gifts

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, November 2015

University of Pittsburgh Library System
Archives & Special Collections
Website: library.pitt.edu/archives-special-collections
412-648-3232 (ASC) | 412-648-8190 (Hillman)
Contact Us: www.library.pitt.edu/ask-archivist

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright

The University of Pittsburgh holds the property rights to the material in this collection, but the copyright may still be held by the original creator/author. Researchers are therefore advised to follow the regulations set forth in the U.S. Copyright Code when publishing, quoting, or reproducing material from this collection without the consent of the creator/author or that go beyond what is allowed by fair use.

Acquisition Information

Transferred to the University Archives by the Nationality Rooms Program Office in 1999.

Processing Information

The inventory to this collection was written by Lindsey Woolcock. The finding aid was written by Andrew Stephen and Zachary Brodt in October 2015.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Nationality Rooms (Cathedral of Learning, Pittsburgh, Pa.).
  • University of Pittsburgh. Nationality Rooms Program. English Nationality Room Committee.
  • University of Pittsburgh. Nationality Rooms Program.

Genre(s)

  • Clippings (Information artifacts)
  • Correspondence
  • Financial records
  • Minutes
  • Photographs

Personal Name(s)

  • Bossom, Alfred C., 1881-1965
  • Godfrey, Walter H., 1881-1961
  • Mansbridge, Albert, 1876-1952
  • Mitchell, Ruth Crawford, 1890-

Subject(s)

  • Classrooms -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Universities and colleges -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • University of Pittsburgh

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Previous Citation

English Nationality Room Committee Collection, 1931-1981, UA.40.07, University of Pittsburgh Archives

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Collection Inventory

Series  I. Volume I: History, Minutes, Dr. Mansbridge Correspondence and General Correspondence, 1927-1959 

Scope and Content Notes

This volume contains a variety of documents relating to the creation and maintenance of the English Nationality Room. Included are correspondence with the first committee chair, Albert Mansbridge, discussing pre-World WAr Ii efforts to build an English Room and running memos which document the room's construction. Also present are correspondence and committee meeting minutes which document the maintenance and evolution of the room after its dedication in 1952, as well as histories of the room written by Ruth Crawford Mitchell.

Subseries  1. History of the English Room 

  VolumeItem
History of the Room, 1927-1952, by Ruth Crawford Mitchell, 1952 11
  Item
Revised History of the English Room by Ruth Crawford Mitchell, c. 1956 2
  Item
Description and History of the Room by Ruth Crawford Mitchell, 1951 3

Subseries  2. Running Memos, 1931-1958 

  Item
Running Memo, 1931 1
  Item
Running Memo, 1932 2
  Item
Running Memo, 1933 3
  Item
Running Memo, 1934 4
  Item
Running Memo, 1935 5
  Item
Running Memo, 1936 6
  Item
Running Memo, 1937 7
  Item
Running Memo, 1938 8
  Item
Running Memo, 1939 9
  Item
Running Memo, 1940 10
  Item
Running Memo, 1941 11
  Item
Running Memo, 1942 12
  Item
Running Memo, 1943 13
  Item
Running Memo, 1944-1946 14
  Item
Running Memo, 1947 15
  Item
Running Memo, 1948 16
 1. Meeting of English Steering Committee, December 20, 1948 
  Item
Running Memo, 1953 17
  Item
Running Memo, 1954 18
  Item
Running Memo, 1956 19
  Item
Running Memo, 1957 20
 1. Mitchell to Rupp, January 18, 1957 
 2. Appeal Letter by R. Hadden, February 11, 1957 
 3. Memo from Mitchell to Elliott, July 23, 1957 
 4. English Room Statement No. 1, December 12, 1952 
 5. English Room Statement No. 2 
 6. English Room Statement No. 3 
 7. English Room Statement No. 4 
  Item
Running Memo, 1958 21
  Item
Running Memo, 1959 22

Subseries  3. Minutes of the English Room Committee, 1952-1958 

  Item
Committee Minutes, 1952 1
 1. Minutes, September 26, 1952 
 2. Report of the Chairman, October 8, 1952 
 3. Firth to English Room Committees, October 7, 1952 
 4. Minutes, October 10, 1952 
 5. Minutes, October 17, 1952 
 6. Minutes, October 24, 1952 
 7. Minutes, November 7, 1952 
  Item
Committee Minutes, 1953 2
 1. Minutes, January 27, 1953 
 2. Minutes, May 22, 1952 
 3. Firth to English Room Committees, May 27, 1953 
 4. Minutes, June 16, 1953 
 5. Minutes, September 14, 1953 
 6. Financial Statement, September 14, 1953 
 7. Minutes, December 15, 1953 
 8. Memorandum on Conferences, September 22, 1953 
  Item
Committee Minutes, 1954 3
 1. Minutes, March 16, 1954 
 2. Minutes, October 21, 1954 
 3. Sub-Committee Meeting Minutes, November 15, 1954 
  Item
Committee Minutes, 1955 4
 1. Minutes, January 11, 1955 
 2. Minutes, March 3, 1955 
  Item
Committee Minutes, 1956 5
 1. Minutes, January 3, 1956 
 2. Memo from Firth to English Room Committee, December 10, 1956 
 3. Minutes, December 17, 1956 
  Item
Committee Minutes, 1957 6
  Item
Committee Minutes, 1958 7
 1. Minutes, January 6, 1958 
 2. Minutes, July 7, 1958 
 3. Perry to Mitchell, July 7, 1958 
 4. Meeting Minutes Corrections, July 7, 1958 
 5. Minutes (Corrected), July 7, 1958 
 6. List of Committee Members, July 7, 1958 
 7. Agenda, September 13, 1958 
 8. Memo from Mitchell to English Folder, September 15, 1958 
 9. Financial Report, September 13, 1958 
 10. Handwritten Meeting Minutes, September 13, 1958 

Subseries  4. Correspondence, Dr. Albert Mansbridge, 1934-1947 

  Item
Correspondence, 1934 1
 1. Mitchell to Mansbridge, April 21, 1934 
 2. Mitchell to Mansbridge, April 21, 1934 
 3. Mansbridge to Mitchell, June 19, 1934 
 4. Mansbridge to Mitchell, June 22, 1934 
 5. Mansbridge to Mitchell, July 17, 1934 
 6. Mitchell to Mansbridge, August 16, 1934 
 7. Edwards to Mitchell, September 3, 1934 
 8. Mansbridge to Mitchell, October 10, 1934 
 9. Constable to Mitchell, October 15, 1934 
 10. Mansbridge to Mitchell, October 18, 1934 
 11. Mitchell to Constable, November 28, 1934 
 12. Constable to Mitchell, December 11, 1934 
 13. Mitchell to Mansbridge, December 12, 1934 
 14. Mitchell to Mansbridge, December 27, 1934 
  Item
Correspondence, 1935 2
 1. Mansbridge to Mitchell, January 8, 1935 
 2. Mitchell to Mansbridge, January 17, 1935 
 3. Mitchell to Mansbridge, February 5, 1935 
 4. Mansbridge to Mitchell, February 10, 1935 
 5. Mansbridge to Smalley, February 10, 1935 
 6. Mansbridge to Professor Tyson, July 11, 1935 
 7. Mitchell to Mansbridge, October 28, 1935 
 8. Mansbridge to Mitchell, October November 11, 1935 
 9. Constable to Mansbridge, December 12, 1935 
 10. Mansbridge to Bowman, December 15, 1935 
 11. Mitchell to Constable, December 17, 1935 
  Item
Correspondence, 1936 3
 1. Constable to Mitchell, January 3, 1936 
 2. Mitchell to Constable, January 17, 1936 
 3. Mansbridge to Mitchell, January 27, 1936 
 4. Mitchell to Mansbridge, February 5, 1936 
 5. Mansbridge to Mitchell, February, 19, 1936 
 6. Mitchell to Mansbridge, April 13, 1936 
 7. Mansbridge to Mitchell, April 23, 1936 
 8. Constable to Mansbridge, April 23, 1936 
 9. Mansbridge to Bowman, May 21, 1936 
 10. Constable to Bowman, May 22, 1936 
 11. Bowman to Constable, July 7, 1936 
 12. Bowman to Mansbridge, July 7, 1936 
 13. Mitchell to Mansbridge, July 8, 1936 
 14. Mansbridge to Mitchell, July 21, 1936 
 15. Constable to Bowman, July 23, 1936 
 16. Mitchell to Mansbridge, July 31, 1936 
 17. Stegeman to Constable, August 12, 1936 
 18. Bowman to Mansbridge, August 12, 1936 
 19. Mansbridge to Mitchell, August 18, 1936 
 20. Mitchell to Mansbridge, August 18, 1936 
 21. Constable to Mitchell, October 1, 1936 
 22. Mansbridge to Mitchell, October 8, 1936 
 23. Mansbridge to Mitchell, October 20, 1936 
 24. Mansbridge to Mitchell, December 4, 1936 
 25. Mansbridge to Mitchell, December 9, 1936 
  Item
Correspondence, 1937 4
 1. Mitchell to Mansbridge, March 8, 1937 
 2. Mansbridge to Mitchell, March 18, 1937 
 3. Mansbridge to Mitchell, July 2, 1937 
 4. Mitchell to Mansbridge, July 13, 1937 
 5. Mansbridge to Mitchell, July 21, 1937 
 6. Mansbridge to Mitchell 
 7. Mansbridge to Mitchell, October 20, 1937 
 8. Mitchell to Mansbridge, November 13, 1937 
 9. Mansbridge to Mitchell, November 24, 1937 
 10. Mansbridge to Mitchell, December 7, 1937 
 11. Mitchell to Mansbridge, December 19, 1937 
 12. Mansbridge to Mitchell, December 30, 1937 
 13. Mansbridge to Mitchell, December 30, 1937 
  Item
Correspondence, 1938 5
 1. Mansbridge to Mitchell, January 10, 1938 
 2. Mitchell to Mansbridge, January 18, 1938 
 3. Mansbridge to Mitchell, January 28, 1938 
 4. Godfrey to Mitchell, February 4, 1938 
 5. Mitchell to Mansbridge, February 7, 1938 
 6. Mansbridge to Godfrey, February 8, 1938 
 7. Mansbridge to Mitchell, February 8, 1938 
 8. Hickson to Mitchell, February 12, 1938 
 9. Mansbridge to Mitchell, February 17, 1938 
 10. Hickson to Mitchell, February 22, 1938 
 11. Hickson to Mitchell, March 21, 1938 
 12. Hickson to Mitchell, March 24, 1938 
 13. Mitchell to Hickson, March 24, 1938 
 14. Summary of Conferences with Hickson, Mitchell, and Bowman, March 31 and April1, 1938 
 15. Summary of Discussions with Mrs. Mitchell and Dr. Bowman, March 31 and April 1, 1938 
 16. Mansbridge to Mitchell, April 1, 1938 
 17. Mitchell to Mansbridge, April 4, 1938 
 18. Mansbridge to Mitchell, April 18, 1938 
 19. Mitchell to Godfrey, April 21, 1938 
 20. Hickson to Mitchell, May 7, 1938 
 21. Mitchell to Hickson, May 9, 1938 
 22. Walter Godfrey to Mitchell, May 9, 1938 
 23. Hickson to Mitchell, May 17, 1938 
 24. Bowman to Guinness, May 20, 1938 
 25. Bowman to Bolton, May 20, 1938 
 26. Mansbridge to Bowman, June 3, 1938 
  Item
Correspondence, 1939 6
 1. Mansfield to Mitchell, June 20, 1939 
 2. Mitchell to Mansfield, August 4, 1939 
 3. Mitchell to Harnies, July 29, 1939 
 4. Harnies to Mitchell, August 3, 1939 
 5. Mansfield to Mitchell, August 3, 1939 
  Item
Correspondence, 1942 7
 1. Bentley to Bowman, October 26, 1942 
 2. Memorandum by F.H. Bentley, February 10, 1942 
  Item
Correspondence, 1946 8
 1. Bentley to Fitzgerald, February 25, 1946 
 2. Fitzgerald to Bentley, March 21, 1946 
 3. Bentley to Mitchell, April 18, 1946 
  Item
Correspondence, 1947 9
 1. Bentley to Tyson, April 8, 1947 

Subseries  5. General Correspondence, 1948-1963 

  Item
General Correspondence, 1948 1
 1. Presentation of the Nationality Rooms book to the British Ambassador, January 28, 1948 
 2. Inverchapel to Fitzgerald, January 30, 1948 
 3. Mitchell to Bell, April 21, 1948 
 4. Bell to Mitchell, May 17, 1948 
 5. Mitchell to Bell, May 18, 1948 
  Item
General Correspondence, 1949 2
 1. Mitchell to Walton, March 8, 1949 
 2. Clifton Brown to Fitzgerald, November 15, 1949 
 3. Fitzgerald to Clifton Brown, December 23, 1949 
  Item
General Correspondence, 1950 3
 1. Mitchell to Charles, January 27, 1950 
 2. R.L. Swearer to Mitchell, March 3, 1950 
 3. Dotter to Twigger, March 8, 1950 
 4. Invoice 
 5. Invoice of Merchandise, January 26, 1950 
 6. Weber to Collector of Customs, March 8, 1950 
 7. R.L. Swearer to Dotter, March 9, 1950 
 8. Bossom to Fitzgerald, March 21, 1950 
 9. Invoice, March 31, 1950 
 10. Franks to Fitzgerald, April7, 1950 
 11. Willard to Mitchell, July 8, 1950 
 12. Willard to Mitchell, July 11, 1950 
 13. Mitchell to Willard, July 14, 1950 
 14. Willard to University, July 19, 1950 
 15. Willard to Mitchell, July 19, 1950 
 16. Twigger to Mitchell, July 26, 1950 
 17. Willard to Alfred Bossom, July 26, 1950 
 18. Willard to Mitchell, October 6, 1950 
  Item
General Correspondence, 1951 4
 1. Hawes to Fitzgerald, April 20, 1951 
 2. Fitzgerald to Hawes, May 10, 1951 
 3. Memo from Mitchell to Fitzgerald, July 6, 1951 
 4. Brochure, "Anglo-American Civilization Interdepartmental Major" 
 5. A.K. Smith to Fitzgerald, July 4, 1951 
 6. Fitzgerald to Smith, June 28, 1951 
 7. Telegram from Clifton Brown to Fitzgerald, July 7, 1951 
 8. Clifton Brown to Fitzgerald, July 6, 1951 
 9. Fitzgerald to Clifton Brown, June 28, 1951 
 10. Fitzgerald to Bossom, July 7, 1951 
 11. Bossom to Fitzgerald, July 3, 1951 
 12. Fitzgerald to Bossom, June 28, 1951 
 13. Presentation of Nationality Rooms Book to Clifton Brown, July 17, 1951 
 14. Detailed Description of the English Room, July 1951 
 15. History of the Room, July 1951 
 16. Presentation of Nationality Rooms Book (copy), July 17, 1951 
 17. Heath to Fitzgerald, July 18, 1951 
 18. Mitchell to Fitzgerald, July 20, 1951 
 19. Browne to Fitzgerald, July 26, 1951 
 20. Bossom to Fitzgerald, July 27, 1951 
  Item
General Correspondence, 1952 5
 1. Bishop Brown to McCarthy, November 5, 1952 
  Item
General Correspondence, 1958 6
 1. Martin to Rankin, October 2, 1958 
 2. Martin to Rankin, November 20, 1958 
 3. Memo from Mitchell to Witman, November 21, 1958 (?) 
 4. Memo from Witman to Rankin, November 24, 1958 
 5. Bossom to Mitchell, December 12, 1958 
 6. Memo from Witman to Rankin, December 16, 1958 
  Item
General Correspondence, 1959 7
 1. Memo from Witman regarding Churchill Portrait, February 9, 1959 
 2. Rankin to Martin, February 23, 1959 
 3. Mitchell to Witman, June 18, 1959 
 4. Mitchell to Witman, June 18, 1959 
 5. Leather to Mitchell, June 30, 1959 
  Item
General Correspondence, 1962 8
 1. Mitchell to Eldridge, November 14, 1962 
 2. Eldridge to Finegold, November 26, 1962 
 3. Nationality Rooms Council to Bruce, November 10, 1962 
  Item
General Correspondence, 1963 9
 1. Eldridge to Finegold, February 5, 1963 
 2. Elkus to Eldridge, March 18, 1963 
 3. Finegold to Eldridge, April 3, 1963 
 4. Mitchell to Bossom, August 7, 1963 
 5. Bossom to Mitchell, August 13, 1963 

Subseries  6. Associated Papers (In front cover of volume) 

  Item
List of English Room Committees, November 8, 1952 1
  Item
Martin to Dowd Chair Rental & Sales, December 23, 1953 2
  Item
Press Release, April 4, 1974 3
  Item
Notebook Sheet with Handwrtten Notes 4

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Series  II. Volume II: Bossom Correspondence, 1948-1963 

Scope and Content Notes

Alfred C. Bossom replaced Dr. Albert Mansbridge as chair of the London Committee of the English Room at the conclusion of the Second World War. Before serving as a Member of Parliament, he was an architect in Pittsburgh. Through Bossom's connections to the British government, he was able to secure many of the features of the English Room from the bombed House of Commons and several other artifacts and gifts. This volume of correspondence provides information about his contributions to the room and his pursuit and acquisition of architectual and artifactual items, such as the cast iron fire back depicting the defeat of the Spanish Armada.

Subseries  1. Correspondence, 1948 

  VolumeItem
Bossom to Burbidge, January 3, 1948 21
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, February 6, 1948 2
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, February 16, 1948 3
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, February 9, 1948 4
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, March 6, 1948 5
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, March 16, 1948 6
  Item
Agnes L. Starrett to Stanley Morrison, February 12, 1948 7
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, March 31, 1948 8
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, May 18, 1948 9
  Item
Guy Chapman to Bossom 10
  Item
Chapman and Mitchell to Bossom, December 13, 1948 11

Subseries  2. Correspondence, 1949 

  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, March 9, 1949 1
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, March 21, 1949 2
  Item
Fitzgerald to Bossom, June 11, 1949 3
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, July 22, 1949 4
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, October 13, 1949 5
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, October 20, 1949 6
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, October 25, 1949 7
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, November 10, 1949 8
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, November 30, 1949 9

Subseries  3. Correspondence, 1950 

  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, January 10, 1950 1
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, January 20, 1950 2
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, January 25, 1950 3
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, April 18, 1950 4
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, April 18, 1950 5
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, April 19, 1950 6
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, April 26, 1950 7
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, May 5, 1950 8
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, May 18, 1950 9
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, May 25, 1950 10
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, May 31, 1950 11
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, May 26, 1950 12
  Item
Mansbridge to Fitzgerald, June 13, 1950 13
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, June 29, 1950 14
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, August 3, 1950 15
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, August 15, 1950 16
  Item
List of English Room Details in which assistance is needed from London, August 15, 1950 17
  Item
Memorandum on Design, June 1949 18
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, August 18, 1950 19
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, October 2, 1950 20
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, October 9, 1950 21
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, October 14, 1950 22
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, October 17, 1950 23
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, October 25, 1950 24
  Item
Bossom to Fitzgerald, November 1, 1950 25
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, November 16, 1950 26
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, November 17, 1950 27
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, November 1950 28
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, December 12, 1950 29
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, December 29, 1950 30

Subseries  4. Correspondence, 1951 

  Item
Dotter to Bossom, January 5, 1951 1
  Item
Dotter to Bossom, January 7, 1951 2
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, February 15, 1951 3
  Item
Bossom to Dotter, January 18, 1951 4
  Item
Coote to Bossom 5
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, February 20, 1951 6
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, February 23, 1951 7
  Item
Memorandum, February, 26, 1951 8
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, February 27, 1951 9
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, April 2, 1951 10
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, June 9, 1951 11
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, June 29, 1951 12
  Item
Memo to Mitchell, June 30, 1951 13
  Item
Memo to Mitchell, July 3, 1951 14
  Item
Memo to Mitchell, July 27, 1951 15
  Item
Telegram from Mitchell to Roger Russell, June 20, 1951 16
  Item
Telegram from Mitchell to Roger Russell, June 21, 1951 17
  Item
Telegram from Mitchell to Bishop Brown, June 25, 1951 18
  Item
Telegram sent to Mitchell 19
  Item
Telegram sent to Mitchell, June 22, 1951 20
  Item
Roger Carter to Mitchell, June 21, 1951 21
  Item
Roger Russell to Mitchell, June 22, 1951 22
  Item
A.W. Schmidt to Julius C. Holmes, June 27, 1951 23
  Item
Memo from Mitchell to Fitzgerald, July 3, 1951 24
  Item
Mitchell to Roger Russell, July 3, 1951 25
  Item
Clifton Brown to Fitzgerald, July 3, 1951 26
  Item
Bossom to Fitzgerald, July 3, 1951 27
  Item
Roger Carter to Mitchell, July 5, 1951 28
  Item
Memo from Mitchell to Fitzgerald, July 6, 1951 29
  Item
Suggested Radio Talk about the University of Pittsburgh - Drafts 30
  Item
List of Potential Invitees for Luncheon 31
  Item
List of Members of the United States Educational Commission in the United Kingdom (Fullbright) 32
  Item
Telegram from Mitchell to Richard Taylor, July 7, 1951 33
  Item
Telegram from Fitzgerald to Clifton Brown, July 7, 1951 34
  Item
Telegram from Fitzgerald to Bossom, July 7, 1951 35
  Item
Mitchell to Richard Taylor, July 7, 1951 36
  Item
Richard Taylor to Mitchell, July 10, 1951 37
  Item
Telegram from Mitchell to Reginald Fairlie, July 16, 1951 38
  Item
Telegram from Mitchell to Peter Heath, July 16, 1951 39
  Item
Telegram from Mitchell to Margaret Godley, July 9, 1951 40
  Item
Mitchell to Fitzgerald, July 16, 1951 41
  Item
Mitchell to Fitzgerald, July 20, 1951 42
  Item
Mitchell to Dorothy Leet, July 20, 1951 43
  Item
Fitzgerald to Stanton Crawford, September 20, 1951 44
  Item
Stanton Crawford to Fitzgerald, Spetember 19, 1951 45
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, November 30, 1951 46
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, March 5, 1951 47
  Item
Note regarding Bossom, Fitzgerald and Klimcheck, November 27, 1951 48
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, November 30, 1951 49
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, December 12, 1951 50

Subseries  5. Correspondence, 1952 

  Item
Bossom to Fitzgerald, February 18, 1952 1
  Item
Copy of Personal note from Mitchell to Bossom, February 21, 1952 2
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, February 21, 1952 3
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, March 4, 1952 4
  Item
Telegram from Bossom to Mitchell, February 28, 1952 5
  Item
Telegram from Mitchell to Bossom, February 29, 1952 6
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, March 18, 1952 7
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, March 17, 1952 8
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, April 24, 1952 9
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, April 28, 1952 10
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, April 29, 1952 11
  Item
Fitzgerald to Samuel Scharpiro & Company, Inc., April30, 1952 12
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, May 5, 1952 13
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, May 9, 1952 14
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, May 9, 1952 15
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, May 19, 1952 16
  Item
Bossom to James Roberston, May 1952 17
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, May 21, 1952 18
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, June 19, 1952 19
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, July 7, 1952 20
  Item
Telegram from Bossom to Mitchell, July 7, 1952 21
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, July 14, 1952 22
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, July 14, 1952 23
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, July 14, 1952 24
  Item
Telegram from Bossom to Mitchell, July 18, 1952 25
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, July 23, 1952 26
  Item
Fitzgerald to Bossom, July 28, 1952 27
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, July 28, 1952 28
  Item
Bossom to Fitzgerald, August 9, 1952 29
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, August 9, 1952 30
  Item
Mary Louise Woods to Bossom, August 12, 1952 31
  Item
Telegram from Bossom to Fitzgerald, August 18, 1952 32
  Item
M. Edgcumbe to Mitchell, August 22, 1952 33
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, August 25, 1952 34
  Item
Bossom to Fitzgerald, September 5, 1952 35
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, September 12, 1952 36
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, September 15, 1952 37
  Item
Tentative Draft of Program for the Dedication of the English Room 38
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, September 12, 1952 39
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, September 16, 1952 40
  Item
Bishop Brown to Bossom, September 16, 1952 41
  Item
Fitzgerald to Bossom, September 17, 1952 42
  Item
M. Edgcumbe to Mrs. Crawford Mitchell, Septmber 22, 1952 43
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, September 30, 1952 44
  Item
Bossom to Fitzgerald, September 30, 1952 45
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, October 8, 1952 46
  Item
Telegram from Mitchell to Castell's, October 7, 1952 47
  Item
Hymns for Dedication Ceremony 48
  Item
Bossom to Fitzgerald, October 16, 1952 49
  Item
Telegram from Fitzgerald to Bossom, October 21, 1952 50
  Item
Telegram from Fitzgerald to Bossom, October 21, 1952 51
  Item
Telegram from Bossom to Mitchell, October 21, 1952 52
  Item
Telegram from Bossom to Mitchell, October 18, 1952 53
  Item
Telephone Message from Howard Smith, October 22, 1952 54
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, October 23, 1952 55
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, October 27, 1952 56
  Item
Telegram from Bossom to Mitchell, October 31, 1952 57
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, October 31, 1952 58
  Item
Telegram from Mitchell to Bossom, November 6, 1952 59
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, November 7, 1952 60
  Item
Stanton Crawford to Dr. John W. Oliver, Dr. Elmer Graper, and Professor Walter Hovey, November 7, 1952 61
  Item
Telegram from Fitzgerald to Bossom, October 17, 1952 62
  Item
Telegram from Bossom to Fitzgerald 63
  Item
Telegram from Fitzgerald to Bossom, November 25, 1952 64
  Item
Telegram from Bossom to Mitchell, November 26, 1952 65
  Item
Telegram from Bossom to Mitchell, November 17, 1952 66
  Item
Telegram from Bossom to Mitchell 67
  Item
Telegram from Bossom to Mitchell, November 12, 1952 68
  Item
Telegram from Bossom to Mitchell 69
  Item
Dotter to Bossom, November 26, 1952 70
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, November 26, 1952 71
  Item
First Draft of a Suggestion for the Wording of the Bronze Tablet Commemorating the Gift of Materials from the House of Commons 72
  Item
Draft of the Commemorative Bronze Tablet for the English Room 73
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, December 4, 1952 74
  Item
Memo from Mitchell to Fitzgerald, December 16, 1952 75
  Item
Jane Key to Mitchell, December 17, 1952 76
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, December 17, 1952 77
  Item
Telegram from Bossom 78
  Item
Memo from Mitchell to Fitzgerald, December 2, 1952 79
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, December 2, 1952 80
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, December 12, 1952 81
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, December 23, 1952 82
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, December 29, 1952 83
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, December 29, 1952 84

Subseries  6. Correspondence, 1953 

  Item
Cowell to Edgcumbe, January 5, 1953 1
  Item
Edgcumbe to Mitchell, January 2, 1953 2
  Item
Edgcumbe to Mitchell, January 2, 1953 3
  Item
Cowell to Edgcumbe, January 9, 1953 4
  Item
Goodale to Bossom, January 13, 1953 5
  Item
Edgcumbe to Mitchell, January 19, 1953 6
  Item
Warner & Sons Limited Receipt, January 13, 1953 7
  Item
Goodale to Bossom, January 12, 1953 8
  Item
Bossom to Goodale, January 8, 1953 9
  Item
Edgcumbe to Cowell, January 15, 1953 10
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, January 19, 1953 11
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, January 19, 1953 12
  Item
Telegram from Bossom to Mitchell, January 19, 1953 13
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, January 23, 1953 14
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, February 2, 1953 15
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, February 26, 1953 16
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, March 17, 1953 17
  Item
Fitzgerald to Bossom, April 2, 1953 18
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, April 15, 1953 19
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, April 29, 1953 20
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, May 7, 1953 21
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, May 15, 1953 22
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, May 26, 1953 23
  Item
P.H. Gore-Boothe to Jane Key, July 6, 1953 24
  Item
Copy of Letter of Patent for Aldred Bossom awarded by Elizabeth II 25
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, July 13, 1953 26
  Item
Edgcumbe to Mitchell, August 28, 1953 27
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, September 30, 1953 28
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, September 30, 1953 29
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, October 6, 1953 30
  Item
Bossom to Fitzgerald, November 3, 1953 31
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, December 16, 1953 32
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, November 21, 1953 33
  Item
Wincester Cathedral Broderers pamphlet by L.F. Pesel 34
  Item
Photograph of embroidered cushion 35
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, December 7, 1953 36
  Item
Telegram from Mitchell to Bossom 37
  Item
Fitzgerald to Bossom, December 22, 1953 38

Subseries  7. Correspondence, 1954 

  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, January 7, 1954 1
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, January 1954 2
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, January 13, 1954 3
  Item
Who's Who 1953: Alfred Bossom entry, January 20, 1954 4
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, January 19, 1954 5
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, January 25, 1954 6
  Item
Fitzgerald to Bossom, February 2, 1954 7
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, March 26, 1954 8
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, April 23, 1954 9
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, May 4, 1954 10
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, May 19, 1954 11
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, May 25, 1954 12
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, July 6, 1954 13
  Item
Fitzgerald to Bossom, July 8, 1954 14
  Item
Viers Adams to Gerald Firth, July 9, 1954 15
  Item
Adams to William Milne Guthrie, July 9, 1954 16
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, July 14, 1954 17
  Item
Bossoms to Mitchell, July 27, 1954 18
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, August 2, 1954 19
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, August 6, 1954 20
  Item
Mary Newell to Mitchell, August 8, 1954 21
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, August 12, 1954 22
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, August 16, 1954 23
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, August 17, 1954 24
  Item
Edgcumbe to Mitchell, August 19, 1954 25
  Item
Edgcumbe to Mitchell, August 20, 1954 26
  Item
Edgcumbe to Mitchell, August 23, 1954 27
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, October 18, 1954 28
  Item
Telegram from Fitzgerald to Bossom, October 19, 1954 29
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, October 23, 1954 30
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, November 10, 1954 31
  Item
Telegram from Mitchell to Bossom 32
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, December 13, 1954 33

Subseries  8. Correspondence, 1955 

  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, February 2, 1955 1
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, February 28, 1955 2
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, March 3, 1955 3
  Item
Whistler to Bossom, March 27, 1955 4
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, March 8, 1955 5
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, March 9, 1955 6
  Item
Master of Sinclair to Bossom, March 3, 1955 7
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, March 22, 1955 8
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, March 31, 1955 9
  Item
Fitzgerald to Bossom, April 6, 1955 10
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, April 13, 1955 11
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, April 20, 1955 12
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, May 25, 1955 13
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, June 2, 1955 14
  Item
Smolkovich to Bossom, June 29, 1955 15
  Item
Dotter to Bossom, July 27, 1955 16
  Item
Bossom to Dotter, August 8, 1955 17
  Item
Dotter to Bossom, August 10, 1955 18
  Item
Bossom to Dotter, August 22, 1955 19
  Item
Bossom to Dotter, September 6, 1955 20
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, September 8, 1955 21
  Item
Bossom to Elliot, September 23, 1955 22
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, October 27, 1955 23
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, October 19, 1955 24
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, November 24, 1955 25
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, November 5, 1955 26
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, December 1, 1955 27
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, December 13, 1955 28
  Item
Instructions for Care of English Room Woodwork from Bossom, December 13, 1955 29
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell (Copy), December 23, 1955 30

Subseries  9. Correspondence, 1956 

  Item
Elliot to Richard Hadden, January 14, 1956 1
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, January 16, 1956 2
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, January 20, 1956 3
  Item
Telegram from Bossom to Mitchell 4
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, February 21, 1956 5
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, April 3, 1956 6
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, April, 1956 7
  Item
Clive Bossom to Mitchell, April 20, 1956 8
  Item
Schedule of Clive and Barbara Bossom's visit, May 8-10, 1956 9
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, June 4, 1956 10
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, May 17, 1956 11
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, May 22, 1956 12
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell June 4, 1956 13
  Item
Clive Bossom to Mitchell, June 15, 1956 14
  Item
Mitchell to Barbara Bossom, June 19, 1956 15
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, June 19, 1956 16
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, June 21, 1956 17
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, June 29, 1956 18
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, June 30, 1956 19
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, July 5, 1956 20
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, July 5, 1956 21
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, July 30, 1956 22
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, September 26, 1956 23
  Item
Extracts from a Report from Charles Elliott after a Conference with Sir Alfred Bossom, September 24, 1956 24
  Item
Mitchell to Richard Hadden, October 13, 1956 25
  Item
Cook to Mitchell, October 12, 1956 26
  Item
Firth to Bossom, December 21, 1956 27

Subseries  10. Correspondence, 1957 

  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, January 11, 1957 1
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, February 4, 1957 2
  Item
Oyen to Bossom, February 25, 1957 3
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, March 15, 1957 4
  Item
Bossom to Oyen, March 18, 1957 5
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, July 15, 1957 6
  Item
Elliott to Bossom, September 16, 1957 7
  Item
Bossom to Elliott, October 17, 1957 8

Subseries  11. Correspondence, 1958 

  Item
Elliott to Bossom, May 22, 1958 1
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, July 22, 1958 2
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, September 17, 1958 3
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, October 3, 1958 4
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, November 5, 1958 5
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, November 12, 1958 6
  Item
Bossom's Secretary to Mitchell, November 14, 1958 7
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, December 12, 1958 8

Subseries  12. Correspondence, 1959 

  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, February 4, 1959 1
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, February 23, 1959 2
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, February 28, 1959 3
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell May 20, 1959 4
  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, May 18, 1959 5
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, June 19, 1959 6

Subseries  13. Correspondence, 1960 

  Item
Bill Eldridge to Mitchell, March 23, 1960 1
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, April 16, 1960 2

Subseries  14. Correspondence, 1961 

  Item
Mitchell to Bossom, June 20, 1961 1
  Item
Bossom to Mitchell, July 11, 1961 2

Subseries  15. Christmas Cards from Bossom 

  Item
Card, 1949 1
  File
Card, 1952 2
  Item
Card, 1953 3
  Item
Card, 1954 4
  Item
Card, 1955 5
  Item
Card from Clive and Barbara Bossom, 1956 6
  Item
Card, 1957 7
  Item
Card, 1958 8
  Item
Card, 1959 9
  Item
Card, 1960 10
  Item
Card, 1961 11
  Item
Card, 1962 12

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Series  III. Volume III: Dedication 1952, Gifts 1948-1963, Clippings 1930-1961 

Scope and Content Notes

This volume contains correspondence and programs concerning the 1952 dedication of the English Nationality Room. Also included is information about a variety of gifts to the room, including furniture, art work, and architectural elements, such as wood and stone from the House of Commons. Clippings from newspapers and other publications concerning the room are also present.

Subseries  1. Dedication, 1952 

  VolumeItem
Invitations to Press Preview and Room Dedication 31
  Item
Program 2
  Item
Speech by Mrs. Ruth Crawford Mitchell 3
  Item
Speech by Alfred Bossom 4
 1. Typed Copy of Speech by Alfred Bossom 
 2. Original Copy of Bossom's Speech 
  Item
Speech by Sir Christopher Steel 5
  Item
Texts of Presentation for Symbolic Gifts 6
 1. King James Bible 
 2.  Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica 
 3. Magna Carta 
  Item
Arrangements 7
 1. Memo from Mitchell to Fitzgerald, September 26, 1952 
 2. Memo from Adams to Fitzgerald, September 24, 1952 
 3. Memo from Mitchell to Fitzgerald, October 3, 1952 
 4. Sixth draft of program for dedication, October 17, 1952 
 5. Tentative Schedule, November 11, 1952 
 6. Publicity Report, November 11, 1952 
 7. Program draft, November 13, 1952 
 8. Schedule of Work, November 21-22, 1952 
 9. Music Booklet, 
 10. Castel & Son Ltd. to Dotter, December 2, 1952 
  Item
Press Releases 8
 1. Memo to Mitchell, October 31, 1952 
 2. Biography of Alfred Bossom 
 3. Biography of Christopher Steel 
 4. Guests for the English Room dedication 
 5. General Information on the Nationality Rooms 
  Item
Letters of Regret 9
 1. Livingstone to Fitzgerald, November 12, 1952 
 2. Coville to Fitzgerald, October 12, 1952 
 3. Mitchell to Cooley, October 3, 1952 
 4. Morrison to Fitzgerald, November 11, 1952 
 5. D'Egville to Fitzgerald, November 13, 1952 
  Item
Copy of Pitt Quarterly, Winter 1952-1953 10

Subseries  2. Gifts 

  Item
List of Gifts to the English Room, 1956 1
  Item
Portrait of a Lady booklet 2
  Item
Letter from Elizabeth Robins to Sam and Elsa, 1948 3
  Item
Memorandum from Bowman, February 17, 1948 4
  Item
Mitchell to Eliot, February 27, 1948 5
  Item
Mitchell to Elizabeth Robins, 1948 6
  Item
Transcript of Letter from William Wilberforce to Samuel Wilberforce, 1822 7
  Item
Mitchell to Robins, September 21, 1950 8
  Item
Bust of Willaim Pitt 9
 1. Description, 1948 
 2. Mitchell to Doty, February 5, 1948 
 3. Memo from Doty to Mitchell, February 6, 1948 
 4. Mitchell to Godfrey, February 9, 1948 
 5. Godfrey to Mitchell, April 16, 1948 
  Item
Wood and Stone from Blitzed House of Commons, 1949 10
 1. Clifton Brown to Fitzgerald, November 15, 1949 
  Item
Nest of Tables 11
 1. Text of Speeches on the Occasion of the Presentation, October 25, 1950 
 2. Mansbridge to Fitzgerald, April 21, 1950 
 3. Fitzgerald to Queen Mary, May 3, 1950 
 4. Wickham to Fitzgerald, May 12, 1950 
 5. Carter to Fitzgerald, June 2, 1950 
 6. Fitzgerald to Wickham, June 12, 1950 
 7. Fitzgerald to Carter, June 16, 1950 
 8. Transcript of Telephone Call between Carter and Fitzgerald, June 16, 1950 
 9. Fitzgerald to Carter, August 7, 1950 
 10. Carter to Fitzgerald, 1950 
 11. Carter to Mitchell, August 29, 1950 
 12. Mitchell to P.H. Gore-Booth, September 25, 1950 
 13. Carter to Mitchell, October 3, 1950 
 14. Mitchell to Carter, October 5, 1950 
 15. Draft of Statement for Presentation of Tables 
 16. Fitzgerald to Crawford, October 20, 1950 
 17. Guest List Suggestions 
 18. Suggested Program 
 19. Carter to Mitchell, October 26, 1950 
 20. Mitchell to Carter, November 1, 1950 
 21. J. Thurston to Mitchell, November 15, 1950 
 22. Fitzgerald to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, November 20, 1950 
 23. Carter to Fitzgerald, December 6, 1950 
 24. Fitzgerald to Carter, December 19, 1950 
  Item
Three Pictures of the House of Commons 12
 1. Fitzgerld to Coote, May 11, 1951 
 2. Coote to Fitzgerald, May 23, 1951 
  Item
Royal Coat of Arms of England 13
 1. Crawley to Fitzgerald, October 1952 
  Item
Gifts from Alfred Bossom 14
 1. Bossom to Fitzgerald, February 22, 1952 
 2. Telegram from Bossom to Mitchell, February 28, 1952 
 3. Telegram from Mitchell to Bossom, February 29, 1952 
 4. Fitzgerald to Bossom, March 21, 1952 
 5. York to Fitzgerald, April 7, 1952 
 6. Key to York, April 23, 1952 
 7. York to Key, April 23, 1952 
 8. Fitzgerald to York, April 30, 1952 
 9. Memo from Key to Mitchell, May 13, 1952 
 10. Fitzgerald to Bossom, May 21, 1952 
 11. Boyd-Carpenter to Bossom, May 21, 1952 
 12. Bossom to Fitzgerald, November 12, 1952 
 13. List of Articles 
 14. Memo from Mitchell to Fitzgerald, December 16, 1952 
 15. Bossom to Mitchell, November 28, 1953 
 16. Bossom to Mitchell, February 19, 1954 
  Item
Portrait of Andrew Mellon 15
 1. Fitzgerald to Alisa Mellon Bruce, October 7, 1952 
  Item
Portrait of the Earl of Chatham (William Pitt) 16
 1. Article on William Pitt 
 2. Memo from Mitchell to Fitzgerald, March 24, 1952 
 3. Fitzgerald to O'Connor, May 29, 1952 
 4. Copy of the Portrait in Pitt Magazine, Summer 1949 
 5. O'Connor to Fitzgerald, June 11, 1952 
 6. Fitzgerald to O'Connor, June 12, 1952 
 7. Fitzgerald to O'Connor, October 1, 1952 
  Item
Furniture, 1952 17
 1. Mitchell to Firth, January 7, 1952 
 2. Dotter to Firth, January 25, 1952 
 3. Memo from Mitchell to Fitzgerald, February 14, 1952 
 4. Mitchell to Firth, March 5, 1952 
 5. Firth to Fitzgerald, October 29, 1952 
 6. Fitzgerald to Mitchell, October 30, 1952 
 7. Fitzgerald to Firth, November 10, 1952 
 8. Photo of 1610 bulbous-leg side table 
 9. Photo of 1605 Credence table 
 10. Photo of 1570 Elizabethan chair 
 11. Photo of sideboard 
 12. Photo of cabinet 
 13. Photo of table 
 14. Garloch to Horton, December 16, 1952 
  Item
Furniture, 1954 18
 1. Firth to Frick, July 19, 1954 
 2. Mitchell to Cooley, July 21, 1954 
 3. Rupp to Cooley, September 15, 1954 
  Item
Two Oriental Rugs, 19
 1. Mitchell to Hunt, March 3, 1955 
 2. Mitchell to Fitzgerald, March 31, 1955 
 3. Fitzgerald to Hunt, April 5, 1955 
  Item
Calendar of Ripon, England (Documents) 1961 20
 1. List of Ripon Documents 
  Item
"Loving Cup," to commemorate the coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, June 2, 1953 21
 1. Certificate of authenticity of the Loving Cup 
  Item
Grimsby Coat of Arms, 1963 22
 1. Letterhead of the Mayor of Grimsby, March 6, 1963 
 2. Pamphlet on the text of the Magna Carta, 1950 

Subseries  3. Clippings, 1930-1961 

  Item
Family tree of English Royal Family, 1953 1
  Item
Pittsburgh Record article, "English Gifts For English Room," October 1930 2
  Item
Shenandoah Herald article, "Pittsburgh Receives London War Relics," December 31, 1948 3
  Item
Pitt News article, "Hello, America! Merry old Brick Comes Across," Summer 1936 4
  Item
Lake North, Florida article, "Gets Relics of Bombed Commons," December 31, 1948 5
  Item
Scranton Post article, "Pittsburgh Gets Relics of Bombed Commons," January 9, 1949 6
  Item
Pitt Quarterly article, "Nationality Rooms Christmas Party," Winter 1948-1949 7
  Item
Pitt Quarterly article, "The English Room," Winter 1948-1949 8
  Item
Pitt Quarterly article, "English," Spring 1950 9
  Item
Pitt Quarterly article, "House of Commons," Winter 1949-1950 10
  Item
Pitt Quarterly article, "The English Room," Spring 1951 11
  Item
Pitt News article, "English Room Soon to Appear in Cathedral," December 1949 12
  Item
Pttsburgh Sun-Telegraph article, "London Told of Pitt Room," July 18, 1951 13
  Item
Daily Telegraph article, "English Room in Pittsburgh," November 1952 14
  Item
Daily Telegraph article, "Thanks from Pittsburgh," July 1951 15
  Item
Photo from Pittsburgh Press article, "The English Room, nearing completion, will be a bit of old England at Pitt," November 1951 16
  Item
Photos from Pittsburgh Press article, "Stone and tile fireplace being installed" and "Bosses dating back to days of the Tudors," November 1951 17
  Item
Pittsburgh Press article, "Pitt's Blitz-Born English Room," November 1951 18
  Item
Greeting card with picture of the Churchill Arch 19
  Item
Pttsburgh Sun-Telegraph article, "Nationality Room at Pitt Duplicate of Parliament," November 16, 1952 20
  Item
Pitt News article, "Queen Mother Writes Pitt on English Room," November 21, 1951 21
  Item
Pittsburgh Press article, "A Touch of Old England," November 16, 1952 22
  Item
Christian Science Monitor article, "Dramatizing a Period: University of Pittsburgh Dedicates Its Eighteenth 'Nationality' Classroom," November 22, 1952 23
  Item
Pitt News article, "Ceremony Tonight New English Room Dedication," November 21, 1952 24
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Pittsburgh Press article, "Ascent of Elizabeth II Quickens Hope of Britons," February 17, 1952 25
  Item
Pttsburgh Sun-Telegraph article, "British Donor of Pitt Gifts A Real 'Jigsaw Puzzler'," November 21, 1952 26
  Item
Pttsburgh Post-Gazette article, "Pitt Will Dedicate English Room Friday," November 17, 1952 27
  Item
Pitt News article, "All Nationality Classrooms, a Twenty-five Year Project, Soon Expected to be Finished," July 30, 1952 28
  Item
Pittsburgh Press article, "English Room at Pitt Dedicated with Pageantry," November 16, 1952 29
  Item
Pttsburgh Sun-Telegraph article, "Englishmen's Wives Say City Impressive," November 22, 1952 30
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Pttsburgh Sun-Telegraph article, "There'll Always be a Bit of England Here at Pitt," November 20, 1952 31
  Item
Pttsburgh Post-Gazette article and photos, "British Envoy to Attend Pitt Ceremony," November 20, 1952 32
  Item
Pitt News article, "Member of Parliament Speaks at English Room Dedication," November 19, 1952 33
  Item
Pttsburgh Post-Gazette article, "British M.P. to Open Pitt's English Room," November 11, 1952 34
  Item
Evening Star article, "Englishman is Speaker at College," November 22, 1952 35
  Item
Beaver Valley Times article, "Beaver Firm Helps Complete 'English Room'," November 17, 1952 36
  Item
The Connoisseur article, "University of Pittsburgh," March 1953, 37
  Item
Children's Newspaper article, "Classrooms of the Nations," March 31, 1953 38
  Item
Border Telegraph article, "Fostering Goodwill," March 31, 1953 39
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Weekly Scotsman article, "Palace - Only One Royal Standard," July 7, 1953 40
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Pitt News article, "Oxford Professor Stops at Pitt to Promote Study in England," November 13, 1953 41
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Invitations to celebrate the 366th Anniversary of the Defeat of the Spanish Armada, July 1954 42
  Item
Pttsburgh Post-Gazette article, "They Like Nip in Pittsburgh's Air," May 17, 1955 43
  Item
Pitt News article, "A Royal Setting," October 5, 1955 44
  Item
Pitt News article, "Blood, Sweat, and Tears," March 4, 1957 45
  Item
New York Times Magazine article, "Behind Britain's Foreign Policy," June 17, 1956 46
  Item
Pittsburgh Press article, "17th Century English 'Curled'," May 8, 1961 47
  Item
Postcard of Herald's College, Earl Marchal's Throne 48
  Item
Postcard of Herald's College, Earl Marshal's Court 49
  Item
Postcard of Herald's College, Chimneypiece in the Public Office, by William Emmot, 1675 50
  Item
Postcard of Herald's College, South Front 51
  Item
Postcard of Heraldic Shields 52
  Item
Postcard of the Herald of Charles I 53
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Postcard of Herald Proclaiming the Peace of Versailles (1783), Recognizing American Independance 54
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Booklet on the proposed Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial 55

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Series  IV. Volume IV: Architectural Design 1929-1956, Window Rondelles 1952-1958, Furniture 1954-1959 

Scope and Content Notes

This volume contains correspondence and specifications for the various proposed architectural designs for the English Nationality Room, including an Elizabethan Oak Room, Queen Anne design, Tudor design, and the house of Commons design which came to fruition. Other correspondence is concerned with features that were added to the room after it was dedicated, including furniture and the window rondelles, which feature the coats of arms for several English universities.

Subseries  1. Overview of Design Proposals, 1956 

Subseries  2. John Rothenstein, 1929 

  VolumeItem
Letter from Rothenstein to Ruth Crawford Mitchell, April 11, 1929 41
  Item
Specificaton for Jacobean Room and Queen Anne Room, April 25, 1929 2

Subseries  3. Charles Roberson of London, 1931-1934 

  Item
Letter from Charles Roberson to Mitchell, June 11, 1931 1
  Item
List of woodwork and carving by Roberson 2
  Item
Letter from Nigel Stuart to Mitchell, March 5, 1934 3
  Item
Description of Elizabethan Oak Room from Exeter College 4
  Item
Photo of Elizabethan Oak Room from Exeter College 5
  Item
Preliminary Memorandum, November 1934 6

Subseries  4. A.E. Richardson, 1936 

  Item
Comments on Preliminary Designs Submitted for the English Memorial Classroom in the Cathedral of Learning by A.E. Richardson, July 1936 1
  Item
Floor Plan of the Christopher Wren design 2
  Item
Wall Sections of the Christopher Wren design 3
  Item
Sketched View of the Christopher Wren design 4-5

Subseries  5. Walter Godfrey, 1936-1946 

  Item
Correspondence, 1936 1
 1. Description of the Proposed English Room by Walter H. Godfrey, 1936 
 2. Description of Walter Godfrey's Career, 1956 
 3. Extract of a letter Dr. Bowman from W.G. Constable, July 23, 1936 
 4. Mitchell to Dr. Mansbridge, August 18, 1936 
 5. Revisions of Preliminary Elevations for the English Room, September 1, 1936 
  Item
Correspondence, 1937 2
 1. Summary of Mitchell's conferences in London, March 9, 1937 
 2. Mary Gillick to Mitchell, January 22, 1937 
 3. Mitchell to Godfrey, August 4, 1937 
 4. Godfrey to Mitchell, August 24, 1937 
 5. Mitchell's Secretary to Godfrey, September 3, 1937 
 6. Description of the English Room Architecture by Walter Godfrey, November 1937 
 7. Elevations of Godfrey's plan for the English Room, 1937 
  Item
Correspondence, 1938-1946 3
 1. Summary of Discussions with Mrs. Mitchell and Dr. Bowman, March 31 and April 1, 1938 
 2. Extract of Letter from Mr. Godfrey, February 4, 1938 
 3. Department Request from Mitchell to Klimcheck, April 5, 1938 
 4. List of queries in connection with proposed English Room, Pittsburgh University, March 1938 
  Item
Correspondence, 1939 4
 1. Godfrey to Mitchell, April 4, 1939 
 2. List of Drawings for English Room, April 28, 1939 
 3. Mitchell to Godfrey, April 28, 1939 
 4. Godfrey to Mitchell, August 9, 1939 
  Item
Correspondence, 1946 5
 1. Godfrey to Mitchell, August 5, 1946 
 2. Godfrey to Mitchell, August 13, 1946 
 3. Architect's Fee and Terms of Payment 
  Item
Printed Material 6
 1. Third Annual Report of the National Buildings Record, April 12, 1944 
 2. Fourth Annual Report of the National Buildings Record, April 12, 1945 
 3.  The Abbot's Parlour, Thame Park, 91929 

Subseries  6. Final Design for the English Room 

  Item
Memorandum on Design, June 1949 1
  Item
Revised Memorandum on Design, November 2, 1950 2
  Item
Description of the Proposed Design for the English Room, A.A. Klimcheck, December 1950 3
  Item
Memorandum on Conferences with Alfred Bossom, September 22, 1953 4
  Item
Theodore Bowman to Mitchell, October 2, 1953 5
  Item
English Room Financial Statement No. 1, December 12, 1952 6

Subseries  7. Correspondence relative to Improvemnet of the English Room, 1956-1958 

  Item
Correspondence, 1956 1
 1. Memo from Elliott to Mitchell, April 6, 1956 
 2. Memo from Mitchell to Nutting, May 2, 1956 
 3. Memo from Mitchell to Nutting, May 4, 1956 
 4. Nutting to Fisher, May 15, 1956 
 5. Mitchell to Fisher, June 30, 1956 
 6. Fisher to Robert Samuel, July 3, 1956 
 7. English Room Committee Conference with Robert Samuel, August 3, 1956 
 8. Estimates for English Room Improvement, August 27, 1956 
 9. Mitchell to Fisher, November 28, 1956 
 10. Fisher to Ray Cross, December 7, 1956 
 11. Fisher to Robert Samuel, December 7, 1956 
 12. Bruce Allen to Fisher, January 10, 1957 
  Item
Correspondence, 1957 2
 1. Robert Samuels to Fisher, January 16, 1957 
 2. Fisher to Mitchell, February 19, 1957 
 3. Bossom to Mitchell, March 27, 1957 
 4. Photo of Cabinet with dimensions 
 5. Memo from Mitchell to Elliott, July 23, 1957 
 6. Memo from Mitchell to Elliott, July 23, 1957 
 7. A.C. van Dusen to Elliott, October 30, 1957 
 8. Mitchell to A.C. van Dusen, November 12, 1957 
 9. Charles Elliott to Adolph Schmidt (draft) 
 10. Handwritten notes 
 11. Richard Hadden to Elliott, November 25, 1957 
 12. Fleming to Elliott, December 1, 1957 
 13. J.D. Forbes to Walter A. Taylor, December 10, 1957 
 14. Turpin C. Bannister to Elliott, December 19, 1957 
  Item
Correspondence, 1958 3
 1. Memo from Elliott to R. Hadden and Mitchell, January 6, 1958 
 2. Fisher to Samuels, February 18, 1958 
 3. Samuels to Fisher, March 6, 1958 

Subseries  8. Window Rondelles, 1952-1958 

  Item
Correspondence, 1952 1
 1. English Room Committee recommndations, November 12, 1952 
 2. List of English Cities 
 3. List of Important Men with Coats of Arms 
 4. English Room Committee Addresses, November 8, 1952 
 5. Members of the General Committee 
 6. Brief History of Some English Colleges 
 7. Firth to Ruth Crawford Mitchell, November 26, 1952 
  Item
Correspondence, 1953 2
 1. Weaver to Klimcheck, February 18, 1953 
 2. Klimcheck to Mitchell, February 20, 1953 
 3. William Pitt Coat of Arms 
  Item
Correspondence, 1954 3

This section does not contain any pieces of correspondence. Instead, it cross references several letters between Ruth Crawford Mitchell and Alfred Bossom.

  Item
Correspondence, 1955 4
 1. Bossom to Mitchell, March 17, 1955 
 2. Firth to Rupp, April11, 1955 
 3. Dotter to Bossom, July 27, 1955 
 4. Master of Sinclair to Mitchell, August 4, 1955 
 5. Dotter to Master of Sinclair, September 4, 1955 
 6. Fyfe to Mitchell, September 21, 1955 
 7. Weaver to Klimcheck, October 14, 1955 
 8. Heaton-Armstrong to Mitchell, November 16, 1955 
 9. Fisher to Mitchell, November 9, 1955 
 10. Mitchell to Heaton-Armstrong, November 8, 1955 
 11. Mitchell to Fyfe, October 19, 1955 
 12. Mitchell to Firth, December 1, 1955 
  Item
Correspondence, 1956 5
 1. Master of Sinclair to Mitchell, January 4, 1956 
 2. Mitchell to Master of Sinclair, November 8, 1956 
 3. Moore to Mitchell, December 20, 1956 
  Item
Correspondence, 1957 6
 1. Elliott to Moore, January 16, 1957 
 2. Mitchell to Master of Sinclair, January 31, 1957 
 3. Master of Sinclair to Mitchell, February 5, 1957 
 4. Master of Sinclair to Mitchell, February 16, 1957 
 5. Mitchell to Klimcheck, April 3, 1957 
 6. Mitchell to White, July 16, 1957 
 7. Memo from Mitchell to Elliott, July 17, 1957 
 8. Memo from Mitchell to Elliott, October 31, 1957 
 9. Pittsburgh Stained Glass to the University of Pittsburgh, November 4, 1957 
 10. Hunt to Theodore Bowman, November 20, 1957 
 11. Memo from Mitchell to Elliott, December 11, 1957 
  Item
Correspondence, 1958 7
 1. The Lord Sinclair to Elliott, January 22, 1958 
 2. Elliott to Master of Sinclair, January 15, 1958 
 3. Memo from Mitchell to Elliott, January 9, 1958 
 4. Memo from Elliott to Fisher, April 2, 1958 
 5. Hadden to Rupp, April 10, 1958 
 6. Memo from Elliott to Theodore Bowman, April 18, 1958 
 7. The Lord Sinclair to Elliott, April 29, 1958 
 8. Elliott to The Lord Sinclair, May 1, 1958 
 9. Moore to Elliott, May 7, 1958 
 10. Receipt for the paintings of Walls End and Ripon arms 
 11. The Lord Sinclair to Elliott, June 12, 1958 
 12. Mitchell to the Lord Sinclair, July 2, 1958 
 13. Mitchell to the Lord Sinclair, July 9, 1958 
 14. The Lord Sinclair to Mitchell, July 14, 1958 
 15. Firth letter to Donors, August 18, 1958 
 16. List of Medallions with Names of Donors 
 17. Financial Statement of the English Room Window Fund 

Subseries  9. Furniture, 1953-1959 

  Item
Correspondence, 1953 1
 1. Mitchell to Fitzgerald, May 14, 1953 
 2. Fitzgerald to Mitchell, May 15, 1953 
  Item
Correspondence, 1954 2
 1. Outline of Proposed Furnishings for the English Room, Januray 19, 1954 
 2. Estimate for Furniture, February 24, 1954 
 3. Cooley to Mitchell, July 22, 1954 
 4. Memo from Mitchell to Fisher, September 22, 1954 
 5. Memo from Mitchell to Fitzgerald, October 7, 1954 
 6. Memorandum Concerning Furniture of the English Room, October 14, 1954 
 7. Fisher to Mitchell, October 20, 1954 
 8. Memo from Fisher to Mitchell, October 29, 1954 
 9. Memo of meeting, October 29, 1954 
 10. Memo from Mitchell to Fisher, November 3, 1954 
 11. Mitchell to Firth, Martin, DeMoss, and Amundson, November 11, 1954 
 12. Firth to Fisher, November 22, 1954 
  Item
Correspondence, 1955 3
 1. Memo from Mitchell to Fitzgerald, January 26, 1955 
 2. Memo from Mitchell to Fitzgerald, March 3, 1955 
 3. Mitchell to Fitzgerald, March 31, 1955 
 4. Mitchell to Mr. and Mrs. Firth, April 27, 1955 
 5. Memo from Mitchell to McFeaters, June 3, 1955 
 6. Fisher to Fitzgerald, June 10, 1955 
 7. Receipt from George Ciukurescu, September 20, 1955 
 8. Memo of Conference, October 13, 1955 
 9. Fisher to Mitchell, December 30, 1955 
  Item
Correspondence, 1956 4
 1. Memo from Mitchell to Fisher, February 11, 1956 
 2. Coates to Klimcheck, February 16, 1956 
  Item
Correspondence, 1957 5
 1. Photo of Display Case 
 2. Photo of Display Case with Dimensions, 
  Item
Correspondence, 1959 6
 1. Odey to Bossom, May 21, 1959 
 2. Drawing of fire side chair 

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Series  V. Volume V: Photographs: Classroom, Dedication, Special Events, Gifts 

Scope and Content Notes

The final volume in this collection contains photographs of the English Nationality Room in various stages of construction, as well as its completion. Close up photographs of some of the features, including portraits, the fireplace, and windows, are also present. In addition, there are images of Alfred Bossom and some of the special events that have been hosted in the room, including the dedication of the English Room.

Subseries  1. The English Classroom 

  VolumeItem
English Room, showing fireplace 51
  Item
Mr. Aflred Bossom hanging the House of Commons stained glass medallion during the Dedication Ceremony, His Constituency is Maidstone in Kent, November 21, 1952 2
  Item
Certificate of Appreciation, 1952 3
  Item
Enid A. Hetterley, Lord Mayor of Sheffield 1981-82, on the occasion of her visit to the Nationality Rooms, November 17, 1981 4
  Item
Mrs. R. C. Mitchell, Mrs. S.T. Patterson, Mrs. J. Scott, Mrs. C.W. DeMoss, Lady Wakehurst,Mrs. K.W. Todd, Mrs. J.W. Lawrence Pittsburgh Branch of English Speaking Union Luncheon for lady Wakehurst, wife of retiring Governor General of Australia and president Elect of English Speaking Union, London. 5
  Item
Old beams from 18th Century barn in Northern Pennsylvania through English Room window - used eventually for ceiling timbers and English Room tables 6
  Item
Sir Christopher Steel and Mr. Alfred C. Bossom with House of Commons stained glass Medallion at the Dedication Ceremony, November 21, 1952 7
  Item
Mrs. Peter Gray member of the English room Committee and Mrs. Ruth C. Mitchell Director, examining pieces of paneling from bombed House of Commons 8
  Item
Photograph of old House of Commons from which paneling came 9
  Item
Photograph of etching of Dennis Flanders of the new House of Commons, 1950 10
  Item
Sketch of English Room before completion made by Mr. Theodore Bowman 11
  Item
Sketch prepared by Mr. Theodore Bowman for carving of British Coat of Arms over the Entrance to the English Room 12
  Item
Old beam taken in through window of the English room for construction purposes 13

Subseries  2. Dedication November 21, 1952 

  Item
English Room, showing fireplace 1
  Item
Photograph of Mr. Alfred Charles Bossom, M.P. Chairman of English Room Committee in London sent for use in Dedication Program, November 21, 1952 2
  Item
Mr. Alfred Bossom, British Member of Parliament and Chancellor Rufus H. Fitzgerld, in English room 3
  Item
Mr. L. Gerald Firth, Chairman, English Room Committee hangs the stained glass medallion with the Insignia of his Alma Mater, Cambridge University, in the Oriole window during the Dedication Ceremonies, November 21, 1952 4
  Item
Mr. William V. Griffin, National President of the English Speaking Union of the United States speaks after placing the bronze marker underneath the brick from 10 Downing Street, in the wall of the English Room at the Dedication Ceremony, November 21,1952 5
  Item
Right to Left: Mr. William V. Griffin, National President, E.S.U. of U.S., Mr. Alfred C. Bossom, Member of Parliament, Sir Christopher Steel, Her Majesty's Minister to Wa. D.C., and Aide to Sir Steel in English Room, November 21, 1952 6
  Item
The Rt. Rev. Austin Pardue, Bishop of Pittsburgh who gave the Invocation at the Dedication Ceremony, November 21, 1952 7
  Item
English Room, looking towards entrance door 8
  Item
English room, showing Oriole windows 9
  Item
English Room as arranged at time of Dedication looking toward Oriole window 10
  Item
English Room under construction. Installation of stone bosses 11
  Item
Oriole window, English Room 12
  Item
Original Fireback, specially cast in 1588 to celebrate the defeat of the Spanish Armada 13
  Item
Carving in the English oak panel over the fireplace from the House of Commons selected by Mrs. Agnes L. Starret for overmantel panel and Lettering by Mr. Theodore Bowman 14
  Item
Water color print of English Room 15
  Item
Overmantel from Aye Lobby from bombed House of Commons after being putin position in English Room 16
  Item
Linenfold panels from the bombed House of Commons, set in frame work at end of English room. Fireplace shown with tile facing 17

Subseries  3. Special Events 

  Item
Dr. Albert Mansbridge: First Chairman of English Room Committee in London (Photograph of Portrait painted by son of Dr. Mansbridge) 1

Subseries  4. Gifts 

  Item
British Education Officer, J. Roger Carter, Wa. D.C. photographed with Chancellor Fitzgerald beside bust of the younger Pitt by English Sculptor J. Nollekins, R.A. taken on the occasion of the presentation by Mr. Carter of the gift of nest of walnut tables from Her Royal Highness Queen Mary, October 25, 1951 1
  Item
Brick from No. 10 Downing Street, obtained by Mrs. Ruth Crawford Mitchell marked by a bronze ribbon by the English Speaking Union of the United States, at the Dedication Ceremony, November 21, 1952 2
  Item
Showing fireplace and linenfold panels on either side of the English Room 3
  Item
Close up photo of one of the four stone bosses from bombed House of Commons used in supporting beamed ceiling in English Room 4
  Item
Carved and Polychromed British Royal Coat of Arms made in 1688, at the time of James II, the gift of a friend of Mr. Bossom 5
  Item
Alfred Bossom, Chairman, English Room Committee in London, showing Chancellor Fitzgerald the stained glass medallion he had made for the Oriole windows in the English Room - one of his many generous gifts 6
  Item
Photograph of portrait of William Pitt, First Earl of Chatham by William Hoare; Presented to the University of Pittsburgh by Carnegie Institute (the Painting is a copy of the original) 7
  Item
Photograph of Portrait of Andrew W. Mellon by Frank O. Salisbury; Gift of Ailsa Mellon Bruce 8
  Item
Original Andirons-1595, made in Sussex, England, from Sir Alfred C. Bossom, M.P. 9
  Item
Dr. Rosalind Branning, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh, examining a brick from 10 Downing Street sent to the University by Mrs. R.C. Mitchell from London to be used in English Room, Summer 1936 10
  Item
Flowers from Garden of Mr. L. Firth, Chairman of English Room Committee, being arranged for meeting of English Speaking Union. Left to Right: Mrs. Dodds, Mr. Firth, Mrs. Martin, Mrs. Firth 11
  Item
Hood of L.L.D. degree being conferred upon Alfred C. Bossom, M.P. at Dedication Ceremony, November 21, 1952 12
  Item
Dr. Peter Gray, Professor of Biology, presenting gift of Sir Isaac Newton's Volume Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematics at the Dedication Ceremony, November 21, 1952 13
  Item
Academic Procession lead by University Marshalls Dr. Paul Masoner and Prof. P.W. Hutson, Dedication Ceremony, November 21, 1952 14
  Item
Dr. Carroll J. Anderson, Professor of History, presenting the gift of the framed Magna Carta at the Dedication Ceremony, November 21, 1952 15
  Item
Election of Queen Mother as Chancellor of University of London, sent by a friend and visitor to the English Room, Percy Dunseath, Chairman of Convocation, University of London, March 3, 1955 16
  Item
British Education Officer, J. Roger Carter, Wa. D.C. shaking hands with Chancellor Fitzgerald on the occasion of presenting a gift of tables from Her Majesty the Queen Mother, October 25, 1951 17
  Item
Mr. Roger W. Russell, Professor of Psychology at University of Pittsburgh, Visiting Professor, University College, University of London, and Mr. Alrfred C. Bossom, 1951 18
  Item
Flowers placed in English Room as a tribute to the memory of Her Gracious Majesty Queen Mary, March 24, 1953 19

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