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Research Files, 19th-Century Copies of Massachusetts Revolutionary Military Records

Collection Creator:
Downtown Gallery  Search this
Container:
Reel 5636 (Hol 95), Frame 304-309
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1896-1897
Scope and Contents note:
these may have accompanied folk art portraits, documenting the sitters
Collection Restrictions:
The microfilm of this collection has been digitized and is available online via the Archives of American Art website.
Collection Rights:
The Downtown Gallery records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws. Prior to publishing information regarding sales transactions, researchers are responsible for obtaining written permission from both artist and purchaser involved. If it cannot be established after a reasonable search whether an artist or purchaser is living, it can be assumed that the information may be published sixty years after the date of sale.
Collection Citation:
Downtown Gallery records, 1824-1974, bulk 1926-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Downtown Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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19th century French poetry [sound recording] / read in French by Paul A. Mankin

Reader:
Mankin, Paul A.  Search this
Cover designer:
Clyne, Ronald 1925-2006  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
French  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Collections
Place:
France
Date:
1961
Topic:
Poetry  Search this
Oral interpretation of poetry  Search this
French poetry  Search this
Local number:
Folkways 9936
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
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Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_233157

Monitor Records business records

Creator:
Monitor Records  Search this
Co-creator.:
Stillman, Michael 1915-2003  Search this
Co-creator:
Rubin, Rose N d. 2000  Search this
Physical description:
Audiotapes 43.7 cubic feet
Phonograph records 6.8 cubic feet
Paper records 57.5 cubic feet
(108 cubic feet)
Type:
Audiotapes
Collection descriptions
Business records
Contracts
Correspondence
Phonograph records
Photographs
Date:
18th century
19th century
20th century
Topic:
Music  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Folk music  Search this
Belly dance music  Search this
World music  Search this
Restrictions & Rights:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at (202) 633-7322 for additional information
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information
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Monitor Records Collection
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_228433

Artwork-Portrait bust, 19th century

Subseries Creator:
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Custom Craft  Search this
Rice, Moses P.  Search this
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994  Search this
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005  Search this
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Container:
Box 3
Type:
Archival materials
Subseries Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Series 8: Business Records, Subseries 8.1: Studio Session Registers are restricted. Digital copies available for research. See repository for details.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements required to view negatives due to cold storage. Using negatives requires a three hour waiting period. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
Subseries Rights:
When the Museum purchased the collection from the Estate of Robert S. Scurlock, it obtained all rights, including copyright. The earliest photographs in the collection are in the public domain because their term of copyright has expired. The Archives Center will control copyright and the use of the collection for reproduction purposes, which will be handled in accordance with its standard reproduction policy guidelines. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Subseries Citation:
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
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Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.4: Black and white negatives in freezer storage arranged by subject
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Richard Lodish Collection of American Education Ephemera

Collector:
Lodish, Richard  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Instructional materials
School records
Account books
Ephemera
Diplomas
Business records
Report cards
Certificates
Lesson books
Prints
Lectures
Reports
Receipts
Scrapbooks
Examinations (documents)
Workbooks
Date:
circa 1825-1908
Scope and Contents:
Ephemeral archival materials from American schools, primarily from the northeastern United States, and primarily in the 19th century. Types of materials include instruction books and kits; students' work books and notebooks; flash cards; lesson books, some on religious subjects; religious tracts; printed lectures; students' report cards; school registers; attendance records; printed examinations; homework assignments; teachers' reports; scrapbooks; certificates of award; penmanship samples; diplomas; programs from school events; prints of school scenes; account books; receipts; school reports; and business documents of school boards.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Lodish, an avid collector of the material culture of education, was principal of Sidwell Friends Lower School in Washington, D.C.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Richard Lodish, 2014 and 2015.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Public schools -- 19th century  Search this
Schools -- Accounting  Search this
Teachers -- 19th century  Search this
Penmanship  Search this
Students -- 19th century  Search this
Education -- finance  Search this
Education -- Costs  Search this
Schools -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Education  Search this
Genre/Form:
Instructional materials -- 19th century
School records -- 19th century
Account books -- 19th century
Ephemera
Diplomas -- 19th century
Business records -- 19th century
Report cards -- 19th century
Certificates -- 19th century
Lesson books -- 19th century
Prints -- 19th century
Lectures -- 19th century
Reports -- 19th century
Receipts -- 19th century
Scrapbooks -- 19th century
Examinations (documents) -- 19th century
Workbooks -- 19th century
Citation:
Richard Lodish Collection of American Education Ephemera, ca. 1825-1908, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1421
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1421

[Woman in red plaid costume playing croquet : advertisement]

Collector:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Item
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
[late 19th century?]
Scope and Contents:
Imprint at bottom: "Washington. Trade Mark Registered."
Local Numbers:
AC0060-0001077.tif (AC scan no.)

97-9610 (OPPS Neg.)
General:
Series: Sports, box 6, "General Images - Croquet, Curling" folder. Trade card, no date.
Related Materials:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, ca. 1724-1977
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment.
Rights:
Copy prints available. Probably public domain due to expired copyright. Order from neg. no. 97-9610.
Topic:
Women -- Pictorial works  Search this
Croquet -- 19th century  Search this
Sports -- 19th century  Search this
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Sports, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Sports
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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[Victorian-era woman holding bow, pointing at target : drawing]

Collector:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Item
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Date:
[19th century.]
Local Numbers:
97-9620 (OPPS Neg. No.)

AC0060-0001078.tif (AC scan no.)
General:
From Sports series, box 6, folder "General Images - Archery."
Related Materials:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, ca. 1724-1977
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment.
Rights:
Copy prints available. Probably public domain, no reproduction restrictions due to expired copyright. Order from neg. no. 97-9620. Archives Center charges fees for commercial use.
Topic:
archery -- 19th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings -- 19th century
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Sports, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Sports
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Henry Fuller Account Books

Source:
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Creator:
Fuller, Henry (merchant)  Search this
Wilkinson, Madeleine  Search this
Former owner:
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Names:
Leet, Mary ((Mrs. Jude Ludington))  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic feet (1,folder:,2,items.)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Account books
Business records
Place:
West Springfield (Mass.) -- 1850-1870
Date:
1856-1862.
Scope and Contents:
Two account books, 1856-1862, of Henry Fuller, West Springfield, Massachusetts, for agricultural supplies and equipment, and miscellaneous expenses.
Biographical/Historical note:
Fuller was a husband of Mary Leet (Mrs. Jude) Ludington. See also collection #27.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Miss Madeleine Wilkinson, 1955, November 10.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Agricultural supplies and equipment -- 1850-1870  Search this
Genre/Form:
Account books -- 19th century
Business records -- 19th century
Citation:
Henry Fuller Account Books, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0028
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0028

Daniel M. Leland Account Book

Author:
Leland, Daniel M. (merchant)  Search this
Collector:
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (1 volume)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Business records
Account books
Manuscripts
Place:
Shippensburg (Pa.)
Date:
1789-1791; 1837.
Scope and Contents:
Includes account of Daniel M. Leland, Shippensburg, Pa., a general merchant dealing in food and dry goods. Also includes account, 1837, of a merchant from Lexington, ?.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Dry-goods  Search this
Merchants  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business records -- 18th century
Account books -- 19th century
Account books -- 18th century
Manuscripts -- 19th century
Manuscripts -- 18th century
Citation:
Daniel M. Leland Account Book, Archives Center, National Museum ofAmerican History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0029
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0029

[Tennis player, female, advertisement : cardboard cutout, photomechanical reproduction of a painting]

Advertiser:
Spalding, A.G., & Bros.  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (5" x 3-1/2".)
Type:
Archival materials
Cutouts
Advertisements
Date:
[late 19th century?]
Scope and Contents:
Text on verso describes types of lawn tennis courts, rules for balls, etc., and advertises Lawn Tennis Guide. In Sports, box 5, folder 3 - Spalding.
Local Numbers:
AC0060-0001074.tif (AC scan no.)
Related Materials:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, ca. 1724-1977
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Tents  Search this
Sports -- 19th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Cutouts
Advertisements -- 19th century
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Sports, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Sports
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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G.W. Aimar Drug Company Records

Creator:
Aimar, George W.  Search this
Aimar, Harold  Search this
Aimar, G.W., Drug Company  Search this
Source:
Science, Medicine and Society, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Former owner:
Science, Medicine and Society, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Extent:
350 Cubic feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Business records
Prescriptions
Cashbooks
Invoices
Formulae, chemical
Daybooks
Letterpress copybooks
Ledgers (account books)
Place:
South Carolina
Charleston (S.C.)
Date:
1864-1972
Scope and Contents note:
The day-to-day business records of a Charleston, South Carolina pharmacy, including day books, ledger books, cash books, prescription books, invoices, letterpress copybooks, and formula books.
Arrangement:
Divided into 8 series.
Biographical/Historical note:
A pharmacy established in 1852 which operated in Charleston, South Carolina for over 100 years. During the Civil War the store served as an official dispensary for the Confederate States of America, and the top three floors were converted to a hospital. The store remained in the family and in business until 1978.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Harold and George W. Aimar.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Drugstores  Search this
Medicine  Search this
Pharmacies  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business records -- 20th century
Prescriptions
Prescriptions -- 19th century
Cashbooks
Business records -- 19th century
Invoices
Formulae, chemical
Daybooks
Letterpress copybooks -- 20th century
Ledgers (account books)
Letterpress copybooks -- 19th century
Citation:
G.W. Aimar Drug Company Records, 1864-1972, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0810
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0810

Directions for Using Wheeler & Wilson's Family Sewing Machines [instruction manual]

Author:
Wheeler & Wilson M'f'g [sic] Co.  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Item
Type:
Archival materials
Instructional materials
Operating manuals
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
In Sewing machines, box 4, folder 18.
Local Numbers:
AC0060-0001066.tif (AC scan no.)

98-157 (Photo Lab. No.)
General:
Cover of manual, reproduced in neg. 98-157, shows woman with sewing machine plus title typography. Company principal office addresses given as "No. 44, 14th Street, New York, and Bridgeport, Conn."
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Rights:
Copy prints available. Probably public domain, no copyright or trademark restrictions. Order from neg. no. 98-157.
Topic:
Sewing machines -- 19th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Instructional materials -- 19th century
Operating manuals -- 19th century
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Sewing Machines, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Sewing Machines
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Instructions for Singer sewing machines [flyer]

Author:
Singer Sewing Machine Co.  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Item
Type:
Archival materials
Instructional materials
Date:
[ca. 1880?]
Scope and Contents:
From Sewing Machines, box 3, Singer folder no. 3. Directions for sewing machines: flyer, undated.
Local Numbers:
AC0060-0001064.tif (AC scan no.)

98-158 (OPPS Neg.)
Related Materials:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, ca. 1724-1977
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment.
Rights:
Copy prints available. Possible reproduction restrictions due to trademark. Order from neg. no. 98-158 (copy negative of text only, not illus.).
Topic:
Sewing machines -- 19th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Instructional materials -- 19th century
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Sewing Machines, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Sewing Machines
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-sewing-ref528

Sharpe, Weiss and Company Papers

Collector:
Agriculture and Natural Resources, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Agriculture and Natural Resources, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Creator:
Sharpe, Weiss and Company  Search this
Extent:
4.75 Cubic feet (13 boxes, 1 map folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Business records
Microfilms
Account books
Letters (correspondence)
Invoices
Date:
1856-1889
Scope and Contents:
Invoices and letters from merchants and manufacturers with whom Sharpe, Weiss and Company, and their successors, did business; and two reels of microfilm of Sharpe and Weiss's account books.
Arrangement:
This collection is divided into seven series.

Series 1: Invoices to Sharpe, Weiss & Company, 1872-1874

Series 2: Invoices to Mr. H. C. Miler, 1884-1889

Series 3: Transportation Records for Sharpe, Weiss & Company, 1856-1859

Series 4: Receipts and correspondence for Sharpe, Weiss & Company, 1863-1889

Series 5: Summaries of Coal Shipments 1856-1874

Series 6: Other company's documents including Lehigh Coal Mine Company, Breaver Meadow, Lehigh Valley and Lehigh Cumberland Broadtop, 1792-1869 (not inclusive)

Series 7:Two rolls of microfilm containing company account books 1847-1874
Biographical / Historical:
Sharpe, Leisenring and Company was formed in 1854 as a partnership of Richard Sharpe, John Leisenring, Asa Lansford Foster, George Belford, Francis Weiss and Williams Reed. Most of the partners had been associated with the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company (LC&N). Weiss was the grandson of Jacob Weiss, founder of the predecessor Lehigh Coal Mine Company in 1792. Foster was a contemporary of John Leisenring, Sr., who had been brought to Mauch Chunk to run the LC&N's first company store. He founded the town's first newspaper in 1829. Most of the men had been partners in Belford, Sharpe & Company or Daniel Bertsch & Company, contract operators of the LC&N's mines at Summit Hill and Ashton (now Lansford) in the late 1840s and 1850s.

John Leisenring moved from Ashton to Eckley in 1854 and remained in charge of operations there until he was appointed Chief Engineer and Superintendent of the Lehigh Coal & Navigation Company in July 1860. As one of the conditions, he was required to devote full time to the LC&N's affairs, and he returned to Mauch Chunk. The firm was then reconstituted as Sharpe, Weiss & Company, which it remained until the end of 1874, when Richard Sharpe surrendered the lease and moved to Wilkes Barre. William Reed had sold out his interest in 1867, Foster had died early in the following year, and George Belford died in 1873.

At this point John Leisenring, now operating at Upper Lehigh, took over. The new firm of John Leisenring & Co. was formed on January 1, 1875, the other partners being Dr. John S. Wentz, Samuel B. Price and Daniel Bertsch, Jr. In later years, the firm appears to have been limited to John Leisenring, his sons Edward B. and John, Jr. and his sons-in-law J. S. Wentz and M.S. Kemmerer. Dr. Wentz was sent to Eckley as Superintendent. The firm was continued after John Leisenring's death until the end of 1885, when E. B. Coxe terminated the lease and assumed the operations of the mines himself. During the tenure of John Leisenring and Company the town of Eckley reached its maximum size with a population of 1500.

No records of John Leisenring & Company have survived. The Sharpe, Weiss & Company records from 1850 to 1874 were given to the Wyoming Historical and Geological Society, and the village of Eckley has been restored as part of the Pennsylvania Anthracite Museum Complex.

Source

From Eleuthuerian Mills Historical Library, Wilmington, Delaware
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Merchants -- 19th century  Search this
Anthracite coal industry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business records -- 19th century
Microfilms
Account books -- 19th century
Letters (correspondence) -- 19th century
Invoices
Citation:
Sharpe, Weiss and Company Papers, 1856-1889, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0399
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Sharpe, Weiss and Company Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Barden Family Papers

Creator:
Barden, Henry, 1806-1871  Search this
Barden, William Wallace, 1843-1932  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Business records
Correspondence
Family papers
Photographs
Date:
1842-1934
Summary:
Business correspondence of homeopathic physicians Henry Barden and his son, William Wallace Barden, of Penn Yan, New York and Barden Family correspondence.
Scope and Contents note:
The collection consists of business correspondence of homeopathic physicians Henry Barden and his son, William Wallace Barden, of Penn Yan, New York. The collection also contains personal corespondence to and from extended family members in New York State and the Midwest, specifically Michigan. The business correspondence contains orders for products, requests for medical advice, and testimonials from satisfied customers. Many of the order envelopes are annotated by Barden. Materials are both handwritten and typescript.
Arrangement:
A rough arrangement was imposed by Sarah Markham prior to auction by R.M. Smythe Company, Inc., circa 2000. The collection is divided into two series. The contents of Series 1: Family Correspondence are arranged alphabetically by surname of the individual to whom the correspondence was addressed. Series 2: Business Correspndence is arranged chronologically. The original arrangement was retained. The letters were removed from their associated envelopes and flattened, but remain together.

Series 1: Family Correspondence, 1842-1934

Series 2: Business Correspondence, 1856-1892
Biographical/Historical note:
Henry Barden (1806-1871) graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York City, in 1833, and began practice in Benton, New York, locating finally in Penn Yan about 1840. Henry Barden married Caroline Purdy and they had two children, Helen J. (nee Barden) Van Wyck (1840-1915) and William Wallace Barden.

William Wallace Barden (1843-1932) was born in Penn Yan, New York. He graduated from Philadelphia University Homeopathic Medical College and Schools of Pharmacy, Dentistry and Chemistry in 1869.
Provenance:
Collection purchased at auction from R.M. Smythe Company, New York, New York.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Patent medicines  Search this
Homeopathy  Search this
Alternative medicine  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business records -- 20th century
Correspondence -- 19th century
Correspondence -- 20th century
Family papers
Business records -- 19th century
Photographs -- 1890-1900
Citation:
Barden Family Papers, 1820s-1930s, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0824
See more items in:
Barden Family Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0824

James Arthur Clock and Watch Collection

Creator:
New York University  Search this
Arthur, James, 1842-1912 ((machine shop owner))  Search this
Names:
Jones, Ezekiel  Search this
Extent:
15 Cubic feet (32 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Reports
Sales catalogs
Advertisements
Publications
Clippings
Business records
Inventories
Patents
Manuscripts
Press releases
Date:
1743-1967.
Scope and Contents note:
These records contain material on the Arthur collection of clocks and watches. Includes publications, inventories, manuscripts, reports, photographs, advertisements, catalogues, newspaper clippings, patents, and business records; correspondence files of NYU curators concerning the administration of the collection; a watch record book of sales of Ezekiel Jones, carried on bookkeeping, 1822 and 1825; and a copy of the Smithsonian-NYU permanent loan agreement, 1964.
Arrangement:
Divided into 7 series: (1) Correspondence, (2) Patent Specifications, (3) Horological Pamphlets and Articles, (4) Miscellaneous Articles, (5) Clock Makers Directory, (6) Press Clippings about Watches and Clocks, (7) Photographs.
Biographical/Historical note:
James Arthur owned and operated a New York machine shop for patent models. He came to the United States from Scotland in 1871. Fourteen years later he established Arthur Machine Works in New York City for the construction of original and special machinery. He was a skillful, ingenious, highly trained mechanic. While not technically a clockmaker or a watchmaker, he was especially interested in horology and timekeeping devices. From boyhood, clocks and watches were his hobby and he was a discriminating collector.

For more than forty years, he collected watches and clocks from many countries and periods. Arthur was quick to recognize any features of a clock or watch that gave it a distinctive character. His fondness for the fine points of the machinery did not blind him to distinctions of form and beauty in the cases, to originality in the maker, or to the historical significance of the work. He was devoted to the science no less than to the art of timekeeping. Arthur's collection contained some 1,200 watches, 300 clocks, and numerous accessories.
Provenance:
Collection donated by New York University, 1964.
Restrictions:
Portions of this collection are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to access it.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Watches  Search this
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Clocks and watches  Search this
Horology  Search this
Models (Patents)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1850-1900
Reports
Sales catalogs
Advertisements
Publications
Clippings
Business records -- 19th century
Inventories
Patents
Manuscripts -- 19th century
Press releases
Photographs -- 20th century
Citation:
James Arthur Clock and Watch Collection, 1743-1967, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Lent by New York University.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0130
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0130

Roy C. Kulp Collection of Account Books

Source:
Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Creator:
Dibner Library (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Kulp, Roy C.  Search this
Former owner:
Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Extent:
3.66 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Account books
Business records
Place:
Pennsylvania -- 18th century
Pennsylvania -- 19th century
Date:
1755-1904
Scope and Contents:
Thirty-nine account books of farmers, store owners, and artisans living in Pennsylvania, 1755-1904. The books mainly record daily transactions with customers or suppliers and are handwritten in varying conditions of legibility and preservation.
Arrangement:
Divided into nine series, each related to a Pennsylvania county.

Series 1: Berks County

Series 2: Bucks County

Series 3: Chester County

Series 4: Chichester County

Series 5: Clinton County

Series 6: Lancaster County

Series 7: Lehigh County

Series 8: Montgomery County

Series 9: Northhampton County
Provenance:
Collection donated by Roy C. Kulp.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Blacksmiths  Search this
Artisans  Search this
Business  Search this
Carpet makers  Search this
Wagoners  Search this
Carpenters  Search this
Coopers  Search this
Commerce  Search this
Farmers  Search this
Distilleries  Search this
Weavers  Search this
Forge shops  Search this
Tanners  Search this
Storekeepers  Search this
Tavern keepers  Search this
Merchants  Search this
Lime kiln  Search this
Millers  Search this
Retail trade  Search this
Shoemakers  Search this
Sawmills  Search this
Genre/Form:
Account books -- 19th century
Account books -- 18th century
Business records
Citation:
Roy C. Kulp Collection of Account Books, 1755-1904, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0149
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Roy C. Kulp Collection of Account Books
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0149
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Gas (series title)

Collector:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969  Search this
Advertiser:
American Gas Light Association  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Folder (5 items)
Culture:
African Americans -- 19th century  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Advertising cards
Photographs
Place:
Georgia -- 1870-1890 -- Photographs
Savannah (Ga.)
Scope and Contents:
"Souvenir" of American Gas Light Association, Savannah, Ga., 1890. 5 mounted photographs, originally combined. The photographs depict African American scenes, presumably in Georgia. Includes image of boy playing homemade violin.
Local Numbers:
AC0060-0002274.01-05.tif (AC Scan nos.)
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Musicians -- 1880-1900  Search this
Violin  Search this
Cotton -- 1890-1910  Search this
Gas-lighting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Advertising cards -- 19th century.
Photographs -- 1890-1900 -- Black-and-white photoprints
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Gas, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Gas
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-gas-ref520

The / Republic of Mexico / and / Railroads, / A Brief Review of Her Past History and / Present Condition. / A New Era Dawning Upon the Republic. [pamphlet]

Author:
Gorsuch, Robert B.  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (9-1/8" x 5-7/8".)
Type:
Archival materials
Pamphlets
Place:
Mexico -- 19th century
Scope and Contents:
Pamphlet by Robert B. Gorsuch, Engineer, Hosford and Sons, New York, 1881.
Arrangement:
In Railroads series, Box No. 100.
Local Numbers:
AC0060-0001259.tif (AC Scan No.: cover)
Exhibitions Note:
Displayed in Archives Center exhibition, "Americans Experience Mexico," Sept. 1-Nov. 30, 1910; Craig Orr, curator.
Related Materials:
Railroads series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, ca. 1832-1977
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Gloves required with unprotected photographs.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Railroads  Search this
Genre/Form:
Pamphlets -- 19th century
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Railroads, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Railroads
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-railroads-ref703

Camden and Amboy R.R. Rules and Traffic Agreements

Creator:
Camden and Amboy Railroad.  Search this
Library of Congress  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 volume)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Record books
Business records
Place:
New Jersey
Date:
1844-1871
Scope and Contents:
This volume contains a record of railroad rules for railroad employees, traffic agreements with other railroads, and operating orders to train crews and other employees including steamboat captains on the Delaware and Raritan Rivers signed by the railroad superintendent and other officials. These orders include general duties of conductors and other employees as well as instructions to individuals to carry out specific schedule changes, etc. These records are arranged chronologically within one volume.
Biographical / Historical:
The Camden & Amboy Railroad was charted in New Jersey in 1830. The company purchased the "John Bull," one of the first successful locomotives in North America, from Robert Stephenson & Company of New Castle, England. Its line ran between Camden and Amboy in New Jersey and was a link between New York and Philadelphia, which lies across the Delaware River from Camden. The railroad was leased to the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1871.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Railroads  Search this
Genre/Form:
Record books
Business records -- 19th century
Citation:
Camden and Amboy R.R. Rules and Traffic Agreements, 1844-1871, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0152
See more items in:
Camden and Amboy R.R. Rules and Traffic Agreements
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0152
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