Scope and arrangement
The papers consist of the records of the architectural firms of Richard Upjohn, 1839-50, and Richard Upjohn and Richard Michell Upjohn, 1851-1901, and papers relating to the Upjohn family.
The firms' records comprise general correspondence; papers relating to architectural commissions, which include additional correspondence as well as specifications, articles of agreement, various estimates, and bills for timber; the articles of copartnership of 1853; some accounts; drawings; letters of commendation by the firms' pleased customers; and various material related to the American Institute of Architects.
The family papers include family correspondence; financial papers; correspondence, maps, deeds, and other material related to family properties; the wills and related papers of Elizabeth and Richard Upjohn; as well as other documents relating to Richard Upjohn's private affairs.
The Richard Upjohn and Richard Michell Upjohn papers are arranged in three series: