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Lafayette College, Skillman Library, Easton, Pennsylvania

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The meaning of the site and item attributes is explained in the glossary.

Site Id: 33.25.6
Rating: 1 star
Address: S. College Drive
Location: Easton, Pennsylvania 18042, USA
Lat/Lng: 40.69875, -75.20982
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: High
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1963 [ORG]; 1986-1987 [ORG]
Architect: Vincent Kling [ORG]; Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott [ORG]
Also of interest:

Site Items

33.25.6.1: Pardee and Cattell Memorial Window: Alquin and Charlemagne (1899) (Extant)
33.25.6.2: Van Wickle Memorial Window: Death of Sir Philip Sidney (1900) (Extant)

Item 33.25.6.1

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Pardee and Cattell Memorial Window (Warfield Memorial Window)
Theme: Alquin and Charlemagne [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 96
Duncan 1980: Page 220
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company 1898 [DT2012]
Other documentation: [LAFAY1899B, BRSU1899, NYTR1899, WBDN1899, HT1899, SR1903]
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [BRSU1899, LAFAY1900A, THOM1901]
Memorial details: Ario (Ariovistus) Pardee (19 Nov 1810 - 26 Mar 1892) and William Cassiday Cattell (30 Aug 1827 - 11 Feb 1898) [INSCRIPTION, LAFAY1899B, WBDN1899, HT1899, WBR1899, ADL1899, PI1899, SR1903, HIST1932, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: alumni and friends [HIST1932]
Date: Design copyright 1893 [THOM1901]
Signature 1898 [SIGNATURE]
Exhibited Feb 1899 [BRSU1899, NYTR1899]
Dedicated 31 May 1899 (with restored Pardee Hall) [LAFAY1899B, WBDN1899, HT1899, WBR1899, ADL1899, PI1899, HIST1932]
Size: 14' high x 6' wide [ORG]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: IN DEI GLORIAM ET IN HONOREM / ARIO PARDEE ATQVE GVLIELMI CASSIDAY / CATTELL QVORUM ALTER DONAVIT ALTER / HANC STRVCTVRAM AEDIFICAVIT (To the glory of God and in honor of Ario Pardee and William Cassiday Cattell, of whom one donated, the other built this structure) [PHOTO, HIST1932]
Category: Historic Figure
Location: Simon Room [ORG]
History: Originally located in Pardee Hall (SITE:33.25.2) [ORG]
Moved here in ca. 2004 [ORG]
Restoration: Restored ca. 2002 by Willet Stained Glass Studios [ORG]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Warfield Memorial Window so likely Ethelbert Dudley Warfield, president of the college 1891-1914, was the person who organised the window with the Tiffany company [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]
Duncan 1980 incorrectly states (p. 150) that the window was destroyed by fire [DUNC1980]
Same as item: 33.25.2.1

Item 33.25.6.2

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Van Wickle Memorial Window
Theme: Death of Sir Philip Sidney [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 96
Duncan 1980: Page 220
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: not signed [DT2012]
Other documentation: [LAFAY1899A, LAFAY1900A, LAFAY1900B, SR1900A, SR1900B, ST1900, CAT1902, SR1903, HIST1904]
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [LAFAY1900A, LAFAY1900B, SR1900A]
Memorial details: Augustus Stout Van Wickle (3 Jan 1856 - 3 Jun 1898) [LAFAY1900B, SR1900A, MD1900, SR1903, HIST1932, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: his wife, Bessie Pardee Van Wickle (later McKee) [LAFAY1899A, LAFAY1900A, LAFAY1900B, SR1900A, SR1900B, ST1900, MD1900, CAT1902, HIST1904, HIST1932, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: Unveiled Founders' Day (sometimes spelled Founder's Day), 24 Oct 1900 [LAFAY1900A, LAFAY1900B, SR1900A, SR1900B, ST1900, MD1900, HIST1932]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: "THY NECESSITY IS GREATER THAN MINE." / SIR PHILIP SYDNEY AT THE SIEGE OF ZVTPHEN A.D. 1586. [PHOTO]
Category: Historic Figure
Location: Rothkopf Reading Room [ORG]
History: Originally located in Van Wickle Memorial Library (SITE:33.25.3) [ORG]
Moved here in ca. 2004 [ORG]
Restoration: Restored ca. 2002 by Willet Stained Glass Studios [ORG]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 spells the name as Van Winckle [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Duncan 1980 incorrectly states (p. 150) that the window was destroyed by fire [DUNC1980]
Same as item: 33.25.3.1

References

ADL1899: The Allentown Daily Leader (1 Jun 1899, p. 4)
BRSU1899: Brooklyn Daily Standard Union (8 Feb 1899, p. 3)
CAT1902: Catalogue of Lafayette College, Seventieth Year, 1901-1902 (1902, p. 103)
DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DT2012: Donald Traser, personal communication (29 Jun 2012)
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
HIST1904: Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, John W. Jordan, Edgar Moore Green, George T. Ettinger (1905, Vol. I, p. 21)
HIST1932: The Biography of a College Being the History of the First Century of the Life of Lafayette College, David Bishop Skillman (1932, Vol. II, p. 144, 150)
HT1899: Harrisburg Telegraph (22 May 1899, p. 4)
INSCRIPTION: Inscription on item
LAFAY1899A: The Lafayette (26 May 1899, p. 231)
LAFAY1899B: The Lafayette (2 Jun 1899, p. 240)
LAFAY1900A: The Lafayette (19 Oct 1900, p. 45)
LAFAY1900B: The Lafayette (26 Oct 1900, p. 52)
MD1900: Montrose Democrat (25 Oct 1900, p. 2)
NYTR1899: New York Daily Tribune (10 Feb 1899, p. 14)
ORG: Organisation
PHOTO: Photo of item
PI1899: Philadelphia Inquirer (1 Jun 1899, p. 6)
SIGNATURE: Signature on item
SR1900A: The Scranton Republican (24 Oct 1900, p. 4)
SR1900B: The Scranton Republican (26 Oct 1900, p. 4)
SR1903: The Scranton Republican (27 Jul 1903, p. 4)
ST1900: The Scranton Tribune (25 Oct 1900, p. 5)
THOM1901: Munsey's Magazine, William H. Thomas (Dec 1901, p. 386-395)
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)
WBDN1899: Wilkes-Barre Daily News (20 May 1899, p. 3)
WBR1899: The Wilkes-Barre Record (1 Jun 1899, p. 1)

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