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Older Man in a Frock Coat [profile facing left], 1875

 Item — Drawer: 10

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: The drawings in this collection include Specifications and Drawings for Spiers House, Raleigh, NC, 1862. The Spiers house was never constructed, and little information has been found regarding the Spiers family. Plans for the house offer a glimpse into antebellum architecture, in particular plans for a structure intended to house not only a family but enslaved servants.


  • 1875


Access to Materials

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Because of the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access will require additional advanced notice. Copies of digital files will be provided for use upon request.


From the Collection: 23 Sheets

From the Collection: 217.5 Megabytes (26 total images. Resized digital scans of the John Wayt Cosby Architectural Drawings are available through the Hampden-Sydney Archives & Special Collections' Digital Repository.)

From the Collection: 5 Volumes (5 optical discs containing original scans)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Bust-length profile portrait of a balding man facing left. He wears a carefully tied cravat and dark frock coat. Signed l.r." Bessie A. Batchats [?] / Raleigh 1875" Condition: Poor, paper has an arched top, Acid mat burn. Horizontal tear from left side three-quarters across the image at the subject's chin; tear at nape of neck; chips from the side and top edges; evidence of water damage across lower half. Note: verso in ball point pen and pencil "Kemp Plummer / HSC 1786". Verso image shared shelf #12629263.

Physical Description

Drawing on Paper


1 drawing, sheet 35.7 x 28.5 cm, 14 x 12 3/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Hampden-Sydney College Archives & Special Collections Repository

Hampden-Sydney College
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