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Pennington Satterthwaite Collection


Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

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Satterthwaite, Pennington, 1870-1946

Pennington Satterthwaite was the son of Rosalie Pennington and Franklin Satterthwaite. He was born in Newark, N.J., in 1870, graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1893, then studied art in Paris till 1900. After returning from Paris, Satterthwaite became an architect in New York and New Jersey. Among the buildings he designed was the Class of 1889 Boathouse at Princeton. He also served as a secretary of the industrial branch of the War Department with the District Board Division No. 2 of New Jersey during WW II. He died on April 27, 1946, in Summit, N.J.

The collection consists of one hundred and twenty-seven original pen-and-ink sketches and watercolor drawings by architect Pennington Satterthwaite, including some sketches and designs he did for the Nassau Herald and other Princeton University publications as a student. There are seven watercolor paintings and portraits, including one of Booth Tarkington; five drawings of buildings; nine drawings of landscapes of East and West Hampton, N.Y.; thirty-nine drawings of shore views including Mantoloking, N.J., West Hampton, Long Island, N.Y., and the Massachusetts shore; and seventy-four drawings dating from Satterthwaite's years as a student at the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University). This latter work includes sketches and drawings of Nassau Hall and the Princeton University mascot, the Tiger, as well as perspective and stone cutting drawings.

Gift of the Satterthwaite family in August 1947..

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Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

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The collection is open for research.

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Collection Inventory

Buildings (5 Pieces), 1890-1891. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Landscapes (10 Pieces), 1884-1889. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Portraits (7 Pieces), 1882-1892. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Shore Views (39 Pieces), 1886-1890. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Student Years at Princeton (76 Pieces), 1889-1893. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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