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Briarcliff Congregational Church, Briarcliff Manor, New York

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Site Id: 3.15.1
Rating: 3 stars
Address: 30 South State Road
Location: Briarcliff Manor, New York 10510, USA
Lat/Lng: 41.14414, -73.82559
Tiffany 1910: Page 20 and 37
Duncan 1980: Page 204 and 207
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 lists the church twice, once under Briarcliff Manor and once under Whitson(s) [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910 calls all the windows Law Memorial because William Walter Law donated most of them and possibly organised all of them with the Tiffany company [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]
Completeness: High
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1896-1897 [GG1996, NYT1897]
Architect: A.J. Manning and R.H. Robertson [NYT1897, NYTR1899A]
Also of interest:

Site Items

3.15.1.1: Sloane Memorial Window: Joseph Making Himself Known to His Brethren (1898) (Extant)
3.15.1.2: Penman Memorial Window: Christ Blessing Children (1899) (Extant)
3.15.1.3: Law Memorial Window: Moses in the Bulrushes (1899) (Extant)
3.15.1.4: War Memorial Window: St. George and the Dragon (1899) (Extant)
3.15.1.5: Bröckelmann Memorial Window: Supper at Emmaus (1902) (Extant)
3.15.1.6: Law Memorial Window: Eternal City (1906) (Extant)
3.15.1.7: Nichols Memorial Window: Nathaniel Before Christ (1906) (Extant)

Item 3.15.1.1

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Sloane Memorial Window (Law Memorial Window)
Theme: Joseph Making Himself Known to His Brethren [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Joseph and His Brothers [GG1996]
Tiffany 1910: Page 37
Duncan 1980: Page 207
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: COPYRIGHT 1898 / TIFFANY GLASS & DECORATING CO [GG1996, PHOTO]
Other documentation: [NYP1898, NYW1898, SERV1898, NYT1898, NYTR1898, NYTR1899A]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: William Sloane (1810-1879) and his wife Euphemia Sloane (1810-1886) [INSCRIPTION, NYP1898, NYT1898, NYTR1898, NYTR1899A, GG1996]
Donor: his business partner, Walter William Law [INSCRIPTION, SERV1898, NYT1898, NYTR1898, NYTR1899A, GG1996]
Date: Exhibited Nov 1898 [NYP1898]
Dedicated Thanksgiving Day, 24 Nov 1898 [SERV1898, NYTR1898, GG1996]
Size: 144" high x 96" wide [GG1996]
Lancets: 3 [NYT1898, PHOTO]
Inscription: JOSEPH SAID VNTO HIS / BROTHERS I AM JOSEPH / DOTH MY FATHER YET LIVE / COME NEAR TO ME I PRAY YOV // GOD SENT ME BEFORE YOV TO PRESERVE / YOV A POSTERITY IN THE EARTH AND TO / SAVE YOVR LIVES BY A GREAT DELIVERANCE // HASTE YE AND GO VP TO MY FA / THER AND SAY VNTO HIM GOD / HATH MADE ME LORD OF ALL EGYPT // NOW THEREFORE BE NOT GRIEVED / NOR ANGRY WITH YOVRSELVES THAT / YE SOLD ME HITHER FOR GOD DID / SEND ME BEFORE YOV TO PRESERVE LIFE // ERECTED BY WALTER W LAW / IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF / 1810 WILLIAM SLOANE OF NEW YORK 1879 / AND OF 1810 EVPHEMIA HIS WIFE 1886 // COME DOWN VNTO ME TARRY NOT / AND THOV SHALT DWELL IN THE LAND / OF GOSHEN AND THOV SHALT BE NEAR / VNTO ME THOV AND THY CHILDREN / AND THY CHILDREN'S CHILDREN [GG1996, PHOTO]
Category: Joseph
Location: south window [GG1996]
Cost: $2500 [GG1996]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Duncan 1980 lists this window twice, once under Briarcliff Manor and once under Whitson(s) [DUNC1980]

Item 3.15.1.2

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Penman Memorial Window (Law Memorial Window)
Theme: Christ Blessing Children [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, GG1996]
Tiffany 1910: Page 37
Duncan 1980: Page 204 and 207
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: TIFFANY GLASS & DECORATING COMPANY / New York [PHOTO, GG1996]
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer: tradition says Frederick Wilson [GG1996]
Memorial details: Georgianna Law Penman (23 Apr 1895 - 11 Sep 1895) [NYTR1899B, YS1899, INSCRIPTION, GG1996]
Donor: her parents, Rev. John Simpson Penman and Georgie Ransom Law Penman [NYTR1899B, YS1899, WEB]
her grandfather, Walter William Law [GG1996]
Date: Installed 1899 [NYTR1899B, YS1899]
Size: 78" high x 45" wide [GG1996]
Lancets: 2 [PHOTO]
Inscription: In Loving Memory of / Georgianna Law Penman / Born April 23 / Died September 11 1895 [GG1996, PHOTO]
Category: Christ Blessing Children
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Duncan 1980 misspells Penman as Denman [DUNC1980]

Item 3.15.1.3

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Law Memorial Window
Theme: Moses in the Bulrushes [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Moses in the Flags [GG1996]
Tiffany 1910: Page 37
Duncan 1980: Page 207
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: Copyright 1899 Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, New York [GG1996]
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Arthur Ransom Law (11 Jan 1876 - 23 Jan 1877) [INSCRIPTION]
Donor: his father, Walter William Law [GG1996]
Date: ca. 1899 [SIGNATURE]
Size: 78" high x 45" wide [GG1996]
Lancets: 2 [PHOTO]
Inscription: IN MEMORY OF / ARTHVR RANSOM LAW / BORN JANVARY 11 1876 / DIED JANVARY 23 1877 [PHOTO]
Category: Moses

Item 3.15.1.4

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: War Memorial Window (Law Memorial Window)
Theme: St. George and the Dragon [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, GG1996]
Tiffany 1910: Page 37
Duncan 1980: Page 207
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: Copyright 1899 Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, New York [GG1996]
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: The Soldiers and Sailors who died in the War with Spain 1898 [INSCRIPTION, GG1996]
Donor:
Date: ca. 1899 [SIGNATURE]
Size: 78" high x 45" wide [GG1996]
Lancets: 2 [PHOTO]
Inscription: TO UNDO / THE HEAVY BURDENS / AND TO / LET THE OPPRESSED GO / FREE // IN MEMORY OF THE SOLDIERS AND SAILORS / WHO DIED IN THE WAR WITH SPAIN [GG1996, PHOTO]
Category: St. George; War Memorial
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Law Memorial Window, so possibly William Walter Law organised the window with the Tiffany company [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]

Item 3.15.1.5

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Bröckelmann Memorial Window (Law Memorial Window)
Theme: Supper at Emmaus [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, GG1996]
Tiffany 1910: Page 20
Duncan 1980: Page 204
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: not signed [GG1996]
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Fritz A. Bröckelmann (15 Aug 1857 - 14 Mar 1902) [INSCRIPTION, GG1996]
Donor: Walter William Law [GG1996]
Date: Dedicated 25 May 1902 [GG1996]
Size: 78" high x 45" wide [GG1996]
Lancets: 2 [PHOTO]
Inscription: "He was / known of them / in breaking of / bread." // In Remembrance of / Fritz A. Bröckelmann / Born August 15, 1857 / Died March 14, 1902 [PHOTO]
Category: Emmaus
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Law Memorial Window, so possibly William Walter Law organised the window with the Tiffany company [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]

Item 3.15.1.6

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Law Memorial Window
Theme: Eternal City [NYT1906, NYEP1906, CONG1906]
Description: landscape [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 20
Duncan 1980: Page 204
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: signature scratched in lower right panel "Tiffany Studio, NY" [GG1996]
Other documentation: [NYT1906, NYTR1906, CONG1906, IS1906]
Record type: Window
Designer: Agnes Northrop [GG1996]
Memorial details: parents of Walter W. Law [INSCRIPTION, NYT1906, NYTR1906, NYEP1906, CONG1906, GG1996]
Donor: son, Walter William Law [INSCRIPTION, NYT1906, NYTR1906, NYEP1906, BRIAR1906, CONG1906, GG1996]
Date: Dedicated Easter Sunday, 15 Apr 1906 [BRIAR1906, GG1996]
Size: 171" high x 120" wide [GG1996]
Lancets: 4 [PHOTO]
Inscription: In Affectionate Memory of his Mother and Father by Walter W. Law [GG1996, PHOTO]
Category: Landscape
Location: west transept [GG1996]
Cost: $1800 [GG1996]

Item 3.15.1.7

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Nichols Memorial Window (Law Memorial Window)
Theme: Nathaniel Before Christ [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, GG1996]
Tiffany 1910: Page 20
Duncan 1980: Page 204
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: TIFFANY STUDIOS / NEW YORK [GG1996, PHOTO]
Other documentation: [IS1906, NYT1906, NYTR1906, NYEP1906, BRIAR1906, CONG1906]
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [IS1906, NYT1906, NYTR1906, NYEP1906, BRIAR1906, GG1996]
Memorial details: William De Nyse Nichols (d. 5 Apr 1905), first president of the village of Briarcliff Manor [INSCRIPTION, CONG1906, GG1996]
Donor: Walter William Law [NYT1906]
friends and neighbors [GG1996]
Date: Dedicated Easter Sunday, 15 Apr 1906 [BRIAR1906, GG1996]
Size: 78" high x 45" wide [GG1996]
Lancets: 2 [NYT1906, IS1906, PHOTO]
Inscription: Behold an / Israelite indeed in whom / is no guile // Rabbi thou art the Son of God / In memory of William De Nyse Nichols / First President of the Village of Briarcliff Manor died April 5 1905 [IS1906, GG1996, PHOTO]
Category: Nathaniel
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Law Memorial Window, so possibly William Walter Law organised the window with the Tiffany company [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]

References

BRIAR1906: Briarcliff Outlook (May 1906, p. 387-388)
CONG1906: The Congregationalist and Christ World (2 Jun 1906, p. 801)
DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
GG1996: Glory in Glass, Karen M. Sharman (ed.) (1996)
INSCRIPTION: Inscription on item
IS1906: The International Studio, Coloured Glass Windows - The Supremacy of the Modern School, W.H. Thomas (Aug 1906, Vol. XXIX, Number 114, p. XLVI)
NYEP1906: New York Evening Post (16 Apr 1906, p. 7)
NYP1898: New York Press (13 Nov 1898)
NYT1897: New York Times (4 Nov 1897)
NYT1898: New York Times (12 Nov 1898)
NYT1906: New York Times (15 Apr 1906, p. 22)
NYTR1898: New York Daily Tribune (26 Nov 1898, p. 6)
NYTR1899A: New York Daily Tribune (8 Jan 1899, Illustrated Supplement, p. 5)
NYTR1899B: New York Daily Tribune (25 Feb 1899, p. 16)
NYTR1906: New York Daily Tribune (15 Apr 1906, p. 7)
NYW1898: New York World (13 Nov 1898, p. 16)
PHOTO: Photo of item
SERV1898: A Service of Thanksgiving and Dedication (Dec 1898)
SIGNATURE: Signature on item
TIFF1886: Announcement in American Architect and Building News, Tiffany Glass Company (6 Feb 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)
WEB: Some general webpage, e.g. for deducing biographical or genealogical information
YS1899: The Yonkers Statesman (25 Feb 1899, p. 3)

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