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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 Description: Portrait of Church as a young man.
 
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LA:Box 1 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 Description: Portrait of Church as a young man (P9 is an enlargement of P8).
 
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LA:Box 1 Description: Variant portraits of Church, September 1933.
 
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LA:Box 1 Description: Portraits of Church as a middle-aged man.
 
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LA:Box 1 Description: Portrait of Church as an older man (P16 is an enlargement of P15).
 
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LA:Box 1 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 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 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 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 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 Description: Close-up portrait of Church as an older man.
 
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LA:Box 1 Description: View of the living room of Oast House with Church sitting in an armchair.
 
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LA:Box 1 Description: Snapshots of Church on the grounds of Oast House.
 
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LA:Box 1 Description: Image of Church as an older man seen on a television screen.
 
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LA:Box 2 Description: Portrait of Church as an older man boarding a plane, August 1959.
 
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LA:Box 2 Description: Variant portraits of Church as an older man seated before a fireplace.
 
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LA:Box 2 Description: Portrait of Church as an older man standing outdoors, March 1963.
 
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LA:Box 2 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 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 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 Description: Portrait of Richard and Catherina Church standing in front of Oast House.
 
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LA:Box 2 Description: Images of Richard and Catherina Church and various other people at parties.
 
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LA:Box 2 Description: Portrait of Church and Comte Guy de Pourtales, May 1938.
 
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LA:Box 2 Description: Images of Church with various people, India, 1961.
 
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LA:Box 2 Description: Group portrait of the Congress of Writers, Derby, 1954, including Richard and Catherina Church.
 
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LA:Box 2 Description: Cabinet card portrait of a couple (Church's parents?) and two boys (Church on right?).
 
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LA:Box 2 Description: Portraits of Church as an older man with various family members.
 
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LA:Box 2 Description: Snapshots of Church and 3 unidentified men at the English Festival of Spoken Poetry, London, 1955.
 
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LA:Box 2 Description: Group portrait of Church, 2 unidentified men, and an unidentified woman.
 
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LA:Box 2 Description: Portraits of Catherina Anna Schimmer, Church's second wife.
 
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LA:Box 2 Description: Images of various members of Church's family.
 
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LA:Box 2 Description: Portrait of the Ritchie family, circa 1899.
 
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LA:Box 2 Description: Photographic postcard portrait of Charles Thomson Hunt, headmaster at Delwich Hamlet School, 1905-1908.
 
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LA:Box 2 Description: Portrait of an unidentified woman on a boat, May 1937.
 
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LA:Box 2 Description: Portrait of an unidentified boy.
 
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LA:Box 2 Description: Image of 2 unidentified women and 2 unidentified children on Albert Bridge (or Budge?) Road, 1900.
 
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LA:Box 2 Description: Images used to illustrate A Portrait of Canterbury, by Richard Church.
 
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LA:Box 2 Description: Image of a display pertaining to A Portrait of Canterbury.
 
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LA:Box 2 Description: Snapshot of Scotney Castle.
 
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LA:Box 2 Description: Snapshots of Canterbury Cathedral and grounds, September 1952.
 
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LA:Box 2 Description: Views of Oast House, Church's residence.
 
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LA:Box 2 Description: Views of Lavender Hill in the Allegheny Mountains.
 
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LA:Box 2 Description: Interior views of unidentified buildings.
 
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LA:Box 2 Description: View of an unidentified town with a castle on a mountain in the background.
 
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LA:Box 2 Description: View of the S.S. Oriana (1961?).
 
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LA:Box 2 Description: Photographic reproductions of sketches of Church.
 
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LA:Box 2 Description: Photographic reproduction of a painting of Halcott Glover.
 
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LA:Box 2 Description: Photographic reproduction of a framed painting of an unidentified man.
 
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LA:Box 2 Description: Color, half-length portrait of Church as an older man.
 
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LA:Box 2 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 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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