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23 Pelham Rd, Lexington, MA 02421
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138
Mount Auburn Cemetery Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA

Russell Hawes Kettell (November 26, 1890 - May 23, 1958) was the art director of Middlesex School, Concord, and president of the Concord Antiquarium Society. He was a member of the Horace Walpole Society, elected in 1937.

Kettel's home was at 23 Pelham Road, Lexington. He was born in Cambridge, the son of Charles Willard Kettell (1848–1914) and Fanny Russell Hawes (1859–1929). He never married and lived until his death with his sister, Margaret Willard Kettell (1887–1972). He prepared for college at Middlesex School and earned a B.A. at Harvard in 1914 and a M.Arch. degree there in 1919.

During World War I, as an Army architect, he designed hospitals. He was in charge of the art department and served as house master at Middlesex School from 1921 to 1956, when he retired. Since that time he was a consultant to the Winterthur Museum in Wilmington, DE.

A specialist in the study of early New England furniture, he was author of "Pine Furniture of Early New England" (1929), and. "Early American Rooms," (1936).

He served as president of the Arts Association of Northern New England Preparatory Schools for Boys; director of the Gore Place Society, Waltham, and visitor in the Department of Decorative Arts of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

He coached the tennis team and the hockey goal tenders at Middlesex School.

Kettell was a member of the Boston Architectural, Club, Club of Odd Volumes, Harvard Club of Boston, Rush Light Society, Longwood Cricket Club, Walpole Society, Early American Industries Assn., Harvard Club of New York, and the Whiskey Brook Associates, Vermont.

He was a trustee of Old Sturbridge Village and of the Society for the Preservation of .New England Antiquities, and served as chairman of the Old Manse Committee, Trustees of Reservations.


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