Erskine Hewitt began his career as a lawyer and later focused on real estate development. A graduate of Princeton University, he amassed a large collection of early Americana, Revolutionary War relics, and related decorative arts objects—many of which he donated to the Cooper Union Museum, founded by his sisters Sarah and Eleanor.

We have 2,648 objects that Erskine Hewitt has been involved with.

We know 9 people that Erskine Hewitt is related to.

  • This person is a grandparent of Erskine.
  • This person is involved with 3 objects in our collection.
  • Sarah Cooper Hewitt
  • American, 1859–1930.
  • A dynamic personality with an educated eye for design.
  • This person is a sibling of Erskine.
  • This person is involved with 7798 objects in our collection.
  • This person is a sibling of Erskine.
  • This person is involved with 7074 objects in our collection.
  • Advisory Council
  • Founded 1907.
  • Founded to provide advice and funding for the museum’s collections.
  • This person is a organization of Erskine.
  • This person is involved with 14569 objects in our collection.
  • Mrs. Abram S. Hewitt
  • American, 1830–1912.
  • Mother of the museum’s founders, Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.
  • This person is a parent of Erskine.
  • This person is involved with 55 objects in our collection.
Edward R. Hewitt
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    • This person is a sibling of Erskine.
    • This person is involved with 1 object in our collection.

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