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Published Biographical References

  • Lee, Antoinette J. Architects to the Nation: The Rise and Decline of the Supervising Architect's Office. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000., p. 30-31
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  • Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, Three Centuries of American Art : Bicentennial Exhibition, April 11-October 10, 1976 : [catalogue]. [Philadelphia] : Philadelphia Museum of Art, c1976. , p. 153
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  • Dictionary of American Biography, under the Auspices of the American Council of Learned Societies. New York, C. Scribner's sons, 1928- , v. 18, p. 504-507
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  • Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects. New York : Free Press ; London : Collier Macmillan, c1982. , v. 4, p. 211-212
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  • Maynard, W. Barksdale, Architecture in the United States, 1800-1850, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2002, p. 51, 71, 197
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  • Architectural Record (periodical), v. 6, p. 52-70, 7/1896
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  • Peterson, Charles E. "Library Hall," Transactions of the American Philosophical Society 43 (1953): 129-147., v. 95, n. 3, p. 266-285, 6/12/1951
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  • American Association of Architectural Bibliographers. Index of American Architectural Drawings Before 1900. Charlottesville, VA: 1957.
  • "Arts & Crafts." Dunlap's American Daily Advertiser. (2 November 1792).
  • Brown, Glenn. "Dr. William Thornton, Architect." Architectural Record 6 (1896): 53-70.
  • Brown, Glenn. "Letters from Thomas Jefferson and William Thornton, Architect, Relating to the University of Virginia." Journal of the American Institute of Architects 1 (1913): 21-27.
  • Brown, Glenn. The Octagon. Washington, DC: American Institute of Architects, c1917.
  • Bush-Brown, Albert. Image of a University. Unknown Publisher: 1958, p. 70.
  • Mastbaum Bros. & Fleisher. Prints, Documents and Maps Illustrative of Philadelphia Real Estate. Notes and historical introdution by Joseph Jackson. Philadelphia: the Firm, 1926, p. 57.
  • Stearns, Elinor and David N. Yerkes. William Thornton: A Renaissance Man in the Federal City. Washington, DC: AIA Foundation, 1976.

Biographical Drawings, Photos, Papers, etc.

  • Thornton Collection, Library of Congress, Division of Prints and Photographs.


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