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Wellesley College, Houghton Chapel, Wellesley, Massachusetts

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Site Id: 21.43.1
Rating: 2 stars
Address: College Road
Location: Wellesley, Massachusetts 02481, USA
Lat/Lng: 42.29145, -71.30458
Tiffany 1910: Page 72
Duncan 1980: Page 215
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 also includes an entry for the Houghton Memorial Tablet [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Duncan 1980 includes an extra entry, Class of '90, '91, '92 Memorials, but the Class of 1892 Memorial is the Green Memorial Window (WINDOW:21.43.1.5) and the Class of 1890 and 1891 windows are by La Farge [DEDUCED]
Completeness: High
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1899 [BH1899A, BH1899B, BDA1899, OUT1899]
Architect: Heins and La Farge [BH1899A, OUT1899]
Also of interest: Two 1901 windows by La Farge [WELL1910, ORG]
1913 window by Harry Eldredge Goodhue [WCN1913]
Eight 1925, 1939 and 1958 windows by Reynolds, Francis, and Rohnstock [ORG]
Two 2010 landscape windows designed by Yaroslav Slavin and Natalya Slavina and made by Serpentino Stained Glass [ORG]
2012 Veritas window by Serpentino Stained Glass [ORG]

Site Items

21.43.1.1: Scudder Memorial Window: ornamental (Unknown)
21.43.1.2: Brooks Memorial Window: He Took Her By the Hand and the Maid Arose (1910) (Extant) item has a photo
21.43.1.3: Claflin Memorial Window: St. Elizabeth and St. John (1899) (Extant) item has a photo
21.43.1.4: Houghton Memorial Window: Praise (1908) (Extant) item has a photo
21.43.1.5: Green Memorial Window: Raphael (1903) (Extant) item has a photo

Item 21.43.1.1

Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Unknown
Confidence: Low
Memorial name: Scudder Memorial Window
Description: ornamental [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 72
Duncan 1980: Page 215
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Ornamental

Item 21.43.1.2

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Brooks Memorial Window:  He Took Her By the Hand and the Maid Arose
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Brooks Memorial Window
Theme: He Took Her By the Hand and the Maid Arose [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 72
Duncan 1980: Page 215
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: TIFFANY STVDIOS / NEW YORK [PHOTO]
Other documentation: [WCN1909, NYEP1909, ATTR1909, BET1909, BP1909]
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [NYEP1909, ATTR1909, BP1909]
Memorial details: Bishop Phillips Brooks (13 Dec 1835 - 23 Jan 1893), honorary member of the class of 1889 [INSCRIPTION, NYEP1909, ATTR1909, BET1909, BP1909, BH1910, FINDAGRAVE, ORG]
Donor: class of 1889 [INSCRIPTION, WCN1909, NYEP1909, ATTR1909, BP1909]
Date: Installed Dec 1909 [BET1909]
Dedicated 9 Jan 1910 [BET1909, BH1910]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: "IN HIM WAS LIFE; AND THE / LIFE WAS THE LIGHT OF MEN." / IN MEMORY OF / PHILLIP BROOKS / WITNESS OF THAT LIGHT. / FROM THE CLASS OF 1889. [PHOTO]
Category: Jairus

Item 21.43.1.3

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Claflin Memorial Window:  St. Elizabeth and St. John
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Claflin Memorial Window
Theme: St. Elizabeth and St. John [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 72
Duncan 1980: Page 215
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [BET1899, BDA1899, WELL1910]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Mary Bucklin Davenport Claflin (31 Jul 1825 - 13 Jun 1896) [INSCRIPTION, BET1909, BH1899A, BDA1899, WELL1910, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: her husband, Governor William Claflin [BET1899, BH1899A, BDA1899]
Date: In place when building dedicated on 1 Jun 1899 [BH1899B]
Size:
Lancets: 3 (window has 5 lancets but only central 3 are by Tiffany) [PHOTO, WEB, DEDUCED]
Inscription: Let her own / works praise / her in the gates // In Memory of / Mary Bucklin / Claflin // She opened / her mouth with / wisdom [PHOTO]
Category: St. Elizabeth; St. John
Cost: $1000 [WEB]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 spells the name as Chaflin [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]

Item 21.43.1.4

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Houghton Memorial Window:  Praise
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Houghton Memorial Window
Theme: Praise [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 72
Duncan 1980: Page 215
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [NYT1908, NYEP1908, PB1908, NYO1908, WELL1910]
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [WCN1908]
Memorial details: Sarah Jane Topliff Houghton (4 May 1834 - 30 Dec 1886) [INSCRIPTION, WCN1908, WELL1910, WEB]
Donor: her children, Clement Houghton and Elizabeth Houghton [BG1908, BJ1908]
Date: Exhibited Apr 1908 [NYT1908, NYEP1908, PB1908, NYO1908]
Unveiled Palm Sunday, 12 Apr 1908 [BG1908, BJ1908]
Size:
Lancets: 5 [PHOTO]
Inscription: In Memory of / Sarah Jane Houghton // Gloria // in excelsis // Deo // Trustee 1880-1886 [PHOTO, WCN1908]
Category: Praise
Comment: There is also a window in her memory in Church of the Covenant, Boston, MA (SITE:21.4.9) [DEDUCED]

Item 21.43.1.5

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Green Memorial Window:  Raphael
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Green Memorial Window
Theme: Raphael [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 72
Duncan 1980: Page 215
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [NYEP1903, WCN1903, BH1903, WELL1910]
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [NYEP1903, WCN1903, BH1903]
Memorial details: Cornelia Elizabeth Green (24 Feb 1872 - 16 Jun 1901), class of 1892 [INSCRIPTION, NYEP1903, WCN1903, BH1903, WELL1910, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: class of 1892 [INSCRIPTION, NYEP1903, WCN1903, BH1903]
Date: Installed Dec 1903 [WCN1903, BH1903]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: IN MEMORY OF / CORNELIA ELIZABETH GREEN / FROM HER CLASSMATES OF 1892 [PHOTO]
Category: Raphael

References

ATTR1909: Daily Attractions in New York (14-20 Jun 1909, Vol. XIII, No. 168, p. 9)
BDA1899: Boston Daily Advertiser (2 Jun 1899, p. 8)
BET1899: Boston Evening Transcript (28 Feb 1899, p. 7)
BET1909: Boston Evening Transcript (23 Dec 1909, p. 11)
BG1908: Boston Globe (13 Apr 1908, p. 8)
BH1899A: Boston Herald (26 May 1899, p. 9)
BH1899B: Boston Herald (2 Jun 1899, p. 12)
BH1903: Boston Herald (18 Dec 1903, p. 5)
BH1910: Boston Herald (10 Jan 1910, p. 14)
BJ1908: Boston Journal (13 Apr 1908, p. 7)
BP1909: Boston Post (12 Jun 1909, p. 4)
DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
INSCRIPTION: Inscription on item
NYEP1903: New York Evening Post (31 Oct 1903, p. 8)
NYEP1908: New York Evening Post (18 Apr 1908, p. 8)
NYEP1909: New York Evening Post (5 Jun 1909, p. 5)
NYO1908: The New York Observer (23 Apr 1908, p. 540)
NYT1908: New York Times (15 Apr 1908)
ORG: Organisation
OUT1899: The Outlook (17 Jun 1899, p. 402)
PB1908: Presbyterian Banner (16 Apr 1908, p. 1494)
PHOTO: Photo of item
TIFF1886: Announcement in American Architect and Building News, Tiffany Glass Company (1886)
TIFF1893: Chicago Exposition booklet, Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company (1893)
TIFF1897: A List of Windows: And Extracts from Letters & Newspapers, Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company (1897)
TIFF1910: A Partial List of Tiffany Windows, Tiffany Studios (1910)
WCN1903: Wellesley College News (16 Dec 1903, p. 3)
WCN1908: Wellesley College News (quoting the Boston Evening Transcript) (5 May 1908, Vol. 7, No. 27, p. 7)
WCN1909: Wellesley College News (30 Jun 1909, p. 9)
WCN1913: Wellesley College News (20 Mar 1913, Vol. XXI, No. 23, p. 1)
WEB: Some general webpage, e.g. for deducing biographical or genealogical information
WELL1910: Wellesley College Annual Reports President and Treasurer 1909 (1910, p. 21)

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