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University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Richard Church:

Photography Collection Literary File at the Harry Ransom Center



Creator: Church, Richard, 1893-1972
Title: Richard Church Literary File
Dates: Circa 1890s-1960s
Abstract: The Richard Church Literary File consists of 224 photographs, the majority of which are portraits of Church.
Call Number: Photography Collection PH-00281
Extent: 224 items
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Scope and Contents

The Richard Church Literary File consists of 224 photographs, the majority of which are portraits of Church. There are also images of his second wife, Catherina Anna Schimmer, and various other people, as well as views of Oast House, his residence in Kent. An index at the end of this guide lists photographers whose work is featured in this file. Further descriptions of some items are available in a card catalog in the repository.

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Restrictions

Access:

Open for research

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Related Material

The Ransom Center also holds manuscript materials by Richard Church.

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Item List

 

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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: P1
Description: Portrait of Church as a young man.
 
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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: P2-P7
Description: Variant portraits of Church as a young man (P2-P5 are from one sitting and P6-P7 are from another).
 
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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: P8-P9
Description: Portrait of Church as a young man (P9 is an enlargement of P8).
 
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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: P10-P11
Description: Variant portraits of Church, September 1933.
 
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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: P12-P14
Description: Portraits of Church as a middle-aged man.
 
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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: P15-P16
Description: Portrait of Church as an older man (P16 is an enlargement of P15).
 
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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: P17-P63
Description: Variant portraits of Church as an older man in his study at Oast House (P17-P55 and P59-P60 are contact prints; P57-P58 are duplicates; P61 and P63 are enlargements of P54 and P55 respectively).
 
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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: P64-P92
Description: Variant portraits of Church as an older man inside or on the grounds of Oast House (contact prints).
 
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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: P93
Description: Portrait of Church as an older man seated on a bench on the grounds of Oast House.
 
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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: P94-P99
Description: Variant portraits of Church as an older man in a corduroy jacket and pants in his study at Oast House.
 
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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: P100-P105
Description: Variant portraits of Church as an older man in a dark suit in his study (P100-P102) and on the grounds of Oast House (P103-P105).
 
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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: P106
Description: Close-up portrait of Church as an older man.
 
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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: P107
Description: View of the living room of Oast House with Church sitting in an armchair.
 
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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: P108-P109
Description: Snapshots of Church on the grounds of Oast House.
 
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LA:Box 1 Accession / P Number: P110-P112
Description: Image of Church as an older man seen on a television screen.
 
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LA:Box 2 Accession / P Number: P113
Description: Portrait of Church as an older man boarding a plane, August 1959.
 
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LA:Box 2 Accession / P Number: P114-P115
Description: Variant portraits of Church as an older man seated before a fireplace.
 
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LA:Box 2 Accession / P Number: P116
Description: Portrait of Church as an older man standing outdoors, March 1963.
 
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LA:Box 2 Accession / P Number: P117-P127
Description: Variant portraits of Church and his second wife, Catherina Anna Schimmer, standing by a striped sofa (P122-P127 are contact prints on one sheet).
 
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LA:Box 2 Accession / P Number: P128-P129
Description: Portraits of Richard and Catherina Church (contact prints; apparently taken on the same occasion as P100-P105).
 
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LA:Box 2 Accession / P Number: P130
Description: Portrait of Richard and Catherina Church (Catherina is seated on a couch holding a dachshund; apparently taken on the same occasion as P94-P99).
 
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LA:Box 2 Accession / P Number: P131
Description: Portrait of Richard and Catherina Church standing in front of Oast House.
 
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LA:Box 2 Accession / P Number: P132-P143
Description: Images of Richard and Catherina Church and various other people at parties.
 
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LA:Box 2 Accession / P Number: P144
Description: Portrait of Church and Comte Guy de Pourtales, May 1938.
 
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LA:Box 2 Accession / P Number: P145-P149
Description: Images of Church with various people, India, 1961.
 
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LA:Box 2 Accession / P Number: P150
Description: Group portrait of the Congress of Writers, Derby, 1954, including Richard and Catherina Church.
 
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LA:Box 2 Accession / P Number: P151-P152
Description: Cabinet card portrait of a couple (Church's parents?) and two boys (Church on right?).
 
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LA:Box 2 Accession / P Number: P153-P154
Description: Portraits of Church as an older man with various family members.
 
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LA:Box 2 Accession / P Number: P155-P156
Description: Snapshots of Church and 3 unidentified men at the English Festival of Spoken Poetry, London, 1955.
 
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LA:Box 2 Accession / P Number: P157
Description: Group portrait of Church, 2 unidentified men, and an unidentified woman.
 
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LA:Box 2 Accession / P Number: P158-P163
Description: Portraits of Catherina Anna Schimmer, Church's second wife.
 
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LA:Box 2 Accession / P Number: P164-P172
Description: Images of various members of Church's family.
 
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LA:Box 2 Accession / P Number: P173
Description: Portrait of the Ritchie family, circa 1899.
 
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LA:Box 2 Accession / P Number: P174
Description: Photographic postcard portrait of Charles Thomson Hunt, headmaster at Delwich Hamlet School, 1905-1908.
 
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LA:Box 2 Accession / P Number: P175
Description: Portrait of an unidentified woman on a boat, May 1937.
 
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LA:Box 2 Accession / P Number: P176
Description: Portrait of an unidentified boy.
 
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LA:Box 2 Accession / P Number: P177
Description: Image of 2 unidentified women and 2 unidentified children on Albert Bridge (or Budge?) Road, 1900.
 
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LA:Box 2 Accession / P Number: P178-P192
Description: Images used to illustrate A Portrait of Canterbury, by Richard Church.
 
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LA:Box 2 Accession / P Number: P193
Description: Image of a display pertaining to A Portrait of Canterbury.
 
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LA:Box 2 Accession / P Number: P194
Description: Snapshot of Scotney Castle.
 
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LA:Box 2 Accession / P Number: P195-P196
Description: Snapshots of Canterbury Cathedral and grounds, September 1952.
 
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LA:Box 2 Accession / P Number: P197-P209
Description: Views of Oast House, Church's residence.
 
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LA:Box 2 Accession / P Number: P210-P211
Description: Views of Lavender Hill in the Allegheny Mountains.
 
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LA:Box 2 Accession / P Number: P212-P213
Description: Interior views of unidentified buildings.
 
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LA:Box 2 Accession / P Number: P214
Description: View of an unidentified town with a castle on a mountain in the background.
 
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LA:Box 2 Accession / P Number: P215
Description: View of the S.S. Oriana (1961?).
 
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LA:Box 2 Accession / P Number: P216-P218
Description: Photographic reproductions of sketches of Church.
 
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LA:Box 2 Accession / P Number: P219
Description: Photographic reproduction of a painting of Halcott Glover.
 
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LA:Box 2 Accession / P Number: P220
Description: Photographic reproduction of a framed painting of an unidentified man.
 
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LA:Box 2 Accession / P Number: P221
Description: Color, half-length portrait of Church as an older man.
 
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LA:Box 2 Accession / P Number: 997:0105:0411
Description: Photographic reproduction of a right profile, bust portrait painting by Austin Osman Spare of Church as an older man.
 
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OV Box, Small Accession / P Number: P222-P223
Description: Variant portraits of Church as an older man; approximately 8 x 10" gelatin silver prints, on double mount with hinged backing (to stand as easel); handwritten on verso of each mount: "Richard Church" (P222 is an enlargement of P57-P58).

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 Index of Photographers 

  • Baswitz, Olga--P12
  • British Broadcasting Corporation--P144
  • British Overseas Airways Corporation--P113
  • Cooper & Humphreys--P217
  • Dixon, Roy, photographer--P150
  • Elliott & Fry--P10-P11
  • Evans, Clayton--P64-P93, P162
  • Gerson, Mark, 1921- --P114-P115
  • Gravett, Guy, photographer--P17-P63, P117-P127, P202-P209, P222-P223
  • Hughes (London)--P14
  • Kentish Times--P157
  • Lafayette Ltd.--P8-P9
  • Lewis, T., photographer--P173
  • Neame, S. Elwin (Stuart Elwin), 1886-1923--P6-P7
  • Photopress--P132-P136
  • Rawood Ltd.--P142-P143
  • Reed, H.T. (Henry Thomas)--P151-P152
  • Richard Thomas & Baldwins Ltd.--P94-P99, P130
  • Sadanand--P146
  • Studio Lisa--P15-P16
  • Swaebe, A. V.--P137
  • Swaine, F. A.--P2-P5
  • Vandyk, C. (Carl), fl. 1880s-1900s--P13
  • Weaver, Douglas, photographer--P100-P105, P128-P129, P178-P193
  • Westwood, Colin--P201

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