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[Mill Neck Manor] [slide]: front of manor house facing east

view [Mill Neck Manor] [slide]: front of manor house facing east digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Hutchins, Carol F.
Physical description:
1 slide: col. 35 mm
Type:
Projected media
Place:
United States of America, New York, Nassau County, Mill Neck
New York
Mill Neck
Mill Neck Manor (Mill Neck, New York)
Date:
1999
1999 Apr
Topic:
Gardens
Mansions
Schools
School grounds
Entrances
Driveways
Benches, stone
Lawns
Shrubs
Walkways, stone
Local number:
NY788001
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

[Mill Neck Manor] [slide]: spring view of front facade

view [Mill Neck Manor] [slide]: spring view of front facade digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Hutchins, Carol F.
Physical description:
1 slide: col. 35 mm
Type:
Projected media
Place:
United States of America, New York, Nassau County, Mill Neck
New York
Mill Neck
Mill Neck Manor (Mill Neck, New York)
Date:
1999
1999 Apr
Topic:
Gardens
Mansions
Schools
School grounds
Entrances
Lawns
Walls, stone
Stairs
Trees
Flowering trees
Urns
Automobiles
Local number:
NY788002
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

[Mill Neck Manor] [slide]: autos in front of former barn

view [Mill Neck Manor] [slide]: autos in front of former barn digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Hutchins, Carol F.
Physical description:
1 slide: col. 35 mm
Type:
Projected media
Place:
United States of America, New York, Nassau County, Mill Neck
New York
Mill Neck
Mill Neck Manor (Mill Neck, New York)
Date:
1999
1999 Apr
Topic:
Gardens
School grounds
Lawns
Trees
Automobiles
Driveways
Hedges
Garden borders
Local number:
NY788003
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

[Mill Neck Manor] [slide]: wall of original formal gardens

view [Mill Neck Manor] [slide]: wall of original formal gardens digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Hutchins, Carol F.
Physical description:
1 slide: col. 35 mm
Type:
Projected media
Place:
United States of America, New York, Nassau County, Mill Neck
New York
Mill Neck
Mill Neck Manor (Mill Neck, New York)
Date:
1999
1999 May
Topic:
Gardens
School grounds
Lawns
Trees
Shrubs
Gazebos
Sunken gardens
Walls, stone
Stairs
Urns
Local number:
NY788006
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

[Mill Neck Manor] [slide]: view of angled steps and gazebo

view [Mill Neck Manor] [slide]: view of angled steps and gazebo digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Hutchins, Carol F.
Physical description:
1 slide: col. 35 mm
Type:
Projected media
Place:
United States of America, New York, Nassau County, Mill Neck
New York
Mill Neck
Mill Neck Manor (Mill Neck, New York)
Date:
1999
1999 May
Topic:
Gardens
School grounds
Lawns
Trees
Shrubs
Gazebos
Walls, stone
Stairs
Urns
Local number:
NY788007
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

[Mill Neck Manor] [slide]: view of lawn to the west

view [Mill Neck Manor] [slide]: view of lawn to the west digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Hutchins, Carol F.
Physical description:
1 slide: col. 35 mm
Type:
Projected media
Place:
United States of America, New York, Nassau County, Mill Neck
New York
Mill Neck
Mill Neck Manor (Mill Neck, New York)
Date:
1999
1999 Mar
Topic:
Gardens
School grounds
Trees
Shrubs
Urns
Forsythia
Flowering shrubs
Driveways
Local number:
NY788010
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

[Mill Neck Manor] [slide]: view of manor house from the entrance (west)

view [Mill Neck Manor] [slide]: view of manor house from the entrance (west) digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Hutchins, Carol F.
Physical description:
1 slide: col. 35 mm
Type:
Projected media
Place:
United States of America, New York, Nassau County, Mill Neck
New York
Mill Neck
Mill Neck Manor (Mill Neck, New York)
Date:
1999
1999 May
Topic:
Gardens
School grounds
Trees
Lawns
Mansions
Schools
Local number:
NY788011
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

[Mill Neck Manor] [slide]: view of west side terrace, looking south

view [Mill Neck Manor] [slide]: view of west side terrace, looking south digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Hutchins, Carol F.
Physical description:
1 slide: col. 35 mm
Type:
Projected media
Place:
United States of America, New York, Nassau County, Mill Neck
New York
Mill Neck
Mill Neck Manor (Mill Neck, New York)
Date:
1999
1999 May
Topic:
Gardens
School grounds
Trees
Shrubs
Urns
Terraces
Balustrades
Mansions
Schools
Plants, Potted
Local number:
NY788008
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

[Mill Neck Manor] [slide]: view of west balustrade and steps, looking north

view [Mill Neck Manor] [slide]: view of west balustrade and steps, looking north digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Hutchins, Carol F.
Physical description:
1 slide: col. 35 mm
Type:
Projected media
Place:
United States of America, New York, Nassau County, Mill Neck
New York
Mill Neck
Mill Neck Manor (Mill Neck, New York)
Date:
1999
1999 May
Topic:
Gardens
School grounds
Trees
Shrubs
Urns
Terraces
Balustrades
Plants, Potted
Evergreens
Stairs
Local number:
NY788009
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

[Mill Neck Manor] [slide]: urn in right foreground, with a view of the gazebo and manor house

view [Mill Neck Manor] [slide]: urn in right foreground, with a view of the gazebo and manor house digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Hutchins, Carol F.
Physical description:
1 slide: col. 35 mm
Type:
Projected media
Place:
United States of America, New York, Nassau County, Mill Neck
New York
Mill Neck
Mill Neck Manor (Mill Neck, New York)
Date:
1999
1999 Mar
Topic:
Gardens
School grounds
Lawns
Trees
Shrubs
Gazebos
Sunken gardens
Walls, stone
Stairs
Urns
Mansions
Schools
Flowering trees
Local number:
NY788005
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

[Mill Neck Manor] [slide]: northeast view from house to sunken garden, showing the gazebo

view [Mill Neck Manor] [slide]: northeast view from house to sunken garden, showing the gazebo digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Hutchins, Carol F.
Physical description:
1 slide: col. 35 mm
Type:
Projected media
Place:
United States of America, New York, Nassau County, Mill Neck
New York
Mill Neck
Mill Neck Manor (Mill Neck, New York)
Date:
1999
1999 Mar
Topic:
Gardens
School grounds
Lawns
Trees
Shrubs
Gazebos
Fountains
Sunken gardens
Walls, stone
Stairs
Urns
Local number:
NY788004
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

Mill Neck Manor 1999

Former owners:
Weicker, Theodore Mr. Mrs.
Dodge, Robert C. Mr. Mrs.
Architects:
Clinton, Russell, Wells, Holton & George
Provenance:
North Country Garden Club of Long Island
Physical description:
1 folder+ 11 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, New York, Nassau County, Mill Neck
New York
Mill Neck
Mill Neck Manor (Mill Neck, New York)
Date:
1999
1999-1999
Notes:
Established around 1923, this 86-acre site, formerly a private estate, is now a school for the deaf. The gardens, which feature mature trees, terraces, and a gazebo, complement the Tudor-style mansion. Planted urns and broad, sweeping vistas complete the design.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Weicker (former owners, before 1940); Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Dodge (former owners, 1950s); and Clinton, Russell, Wells, Holton & George (architects, ca. 1923).
Summary:
The folder includes a worksheet, a summary property plan, six black and white images of the garden from about 1950, and a photocopy of an April 2000 newspaper article about plans for expansion of the school.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
NY788000
Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974

view Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974 digital asset number 1
Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.
Subject:
Waegen, Rolf Hans
Glaenzer, Eugene
Seligmann, Jacques
Seligmann, René
de Hauke, César
Parker, Theresa D.
Mackay, Clarence Hungerford
Liechtenstein, House of
Schiff, Mortimer L.
Seligman, Germain
Haardt, Georges
Arenberg
La Fresnaye, Roger de
Seligmann, Arnold
Trevor, Clyfford
MM. Jacques Seligmann & fils
Eugene Glaenzer & Co
Gersel
Germain Seligmann & Co
De Hauke & Co., Inc
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
203.1 linear feet
Arrangement:
Following is an outline of the arrangement of the collection by series and corresponding box numbers and extent. More detailed information for each series and subseries, along with a box and folder inventory, is found in the Series Descriptions/Container Listings, which can be found by following the series links below. Series 1: Correspondence, 1913-1978 (1-174, 80 linear feet); Series 2: Collectors Files, 1875, 1892-1977, undated (Boxes 175-252, 35 linear feet); Series 3: Auction Files, 1948-1975, undated (Boxes 253-259, 2.75 linear feet); Series 4: Exhibition Files, 1925-1977, undated (Boxes 260-272, 5.5 linear feet); Series 5: Reference Files, 1877-1977, undated (Boxes 273-278, 2.25 linear feet); Series 6: Inventory and Stock Files, 1923-1971, undated (Boxes 279-289, 4.5 linear feet); Series 7: Financial Files and Shipping Records, 1910-1977 (Boxes 290-357, 30.5 linear feet); Series 8: Contemporary American Department, 1932-1978 (Boxes 358-381, 10 linear feet); Series 9: De Hauke & Co., Inc., Records, 1925-1949, undated (Boxes 382-416; 16 linear feet); Series 10: Modern Paintings, Inc., Records, 1927-1950 (Boxes 417-420, 1.25 linear feet); Series 11: Gersel Corp. Records, 1946-1969 (Box 421, 0.25 linear feet); Series 12: Germain Seligman's Personal Papers, 1882, circa 1905-1984, undated (Boxes 422-459, OV 460, 17.1 linear feet)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
The Jacques Seligmann & Co., Inc., records measure approximately 203.1 linear feet and date from between 1904 and 1978, with bulk dates of 1913-1974. The records include extensive correspondence files, reference material on American and European collectors and their collections, inventory and stock records, financial records, exhibition files, auction files, and the records of subsidiary companies, including de Hauke & Co., Inc., and Modern Paintings, Inc.
Historians and researchers will find the collection an invaluable resource in tracing the provenance of particular works of art. Although in the early 1940s many records in the Paris office were destroyed by Seligmann staff to keep them from falling into the hands of the occupying German military forces, many records survive, as much of the firm's business had previously come to center in the New York office. In all, the remaining records provide a comprehensive view of the activities and transactions of collectors and art dealers in the years leading up to and following World War II.
Correspondence (Series 1) is the largest series of the collection (80 linear feet) and is comprised of extensive correspondence files, primarily between Germain Seligman and his New York office staff with domestic and foreign private clients, collectors, dealers, individuals representing public museums and collections, and international scholars. The New York Office Correspondence (Series 1.1) concerns a wide variety of topics, including routine business matters, but focuses primarily on potential and realized sales and purchases and provenance documentation. Also found is detailed information on financial transactions, commissions, stock inventory, and the travel of Germain Seligman and other staff. Paris Office Correspondence (Series 1.2) is separated into a small subseries and contains correspondence written primarily by Jacques Seligmann from Paris. The subseries General Correspondence (Series 1.3) is the largest subsection of the Correspondence series and contains letters written to and received from clients and other business associates concerning business transactions and inquiries. The subseries Museum Correspondence (Series 1.4) contains letters between the firm and art institutions and museums. The subseries >Germain Seligman's Correspondence (Series 1.5), also arranged in this series, contains not only personal letters but a wealth of information concerning the affairs of the firm. Much personal correspondence was marked "private."
Also of note in the Correspondence series are the Legal Correspondence Files (Series 1.6) and the Inter-Office Correspondence (Series 1.9) and Inter-Office Memoranda (Series 1.13). The Legal Correspondence Files subseries houses correspondence with both U.S. and Paris attorneys and concerns legal affairs and specific lawsuits. Of particular interest are Germain Seligman's attempts to recover Seligmann family and Paris gallery artwork and other assets stolen or confiscated by the Germans in World War II. This small subseries also contains limited information on the stock and inventory holdings of several of the firm's and Germain Seligman's subsidiary corporations, family legal affairs and lawsuits, and other related legal matters. The subseries Inter-Office Correspondence and Inter-Office Memoranda (called fiches by Seligmann staff) include memos between Germain Seligman and his staff about clients, collectors, sales, acquisitions, and other matters. These offer interesting commentary clearly intended to be read by staff only.
Also prominent is Collectors Files (Series 2), which contains numerous reference files documenting the collections of existing and potential clients with whom Seligmann & Co. maintained contacts. The files are arranged by either individual name or institution and reflect the wide scope of collector references maintained by the firm throughout its operating years. The files contain a variety of reference materials, such as photographs, provenance notes, and sales, purchase, and inventory information in cases where the collector purchased from the firm or the firm purchased from the collector. Researchers will find that many of the private and public names that appear in General Correspondence (Series 1.3) appear in the Collectors Files as well. Also found in this series are specific files relating to the Duc d'Arenberg Collection, the Clarence H. Mackay Collection, the Mortimer L. Schiff Collection, and the Prince of Liechtenstein Collection. The firm either handled substantial estate sales for these collections or purchased and sold important pieces from these collections.
Auction Files (Series 3) and Exhibition files (Series 4) trace the sales and exhibition activities undertaken by Jacques Seligmann & Co., Inc. In the Auction files, researchers will find documentation of auctions of individual works of art owned by the firm and handled by Christie's, Parke-Bernet, and other auction houses. Of particular interest is the 1948-1949 Parke-Bernet auction of the C. S. Wadsworth Trust, a "dummy" trust set up by the firm to dispose of a portion of its unsold inventory. The Exhibition Files house a variety of documentation, such as catalogs and correspondence, concerning the firm's active exhibition history. Many of the exhibitions featured works of art recently acquired by the firm, such as the 1937 exhibition, Twenty Years in the Evolution of Picasso, which included a number of Picassos the firm acquired from Madame Jacques Doucet that year.
Reference Files (Series 5) includes a card catalog to books and catalogs in the library maintained by Jacques Seligmann & Co., Inc., and a photograph reference index of works of art. Inventory and Stock Files (Series 6) tracks the firm's inventory through a series of stock books and supporting documentation that include sales and provenance information.
Financial Files and Shipping Records (Series 7) consists primarily of records of the New York office, but some Paris office documents can be found scattered throughout. Found in this series is a wide variety of financial records including purchase receipt files, credit notes, invoices, consignment invoices and books, invoices, consular invoices, sales and purchase account books, ledgers, and tax records. The records appear to be quite complete and date from 1910 to 1977. Of particular interest are the purchase receipts and credit notes and memoranda that contain detailed documentation on acquisitions and sales. The consignment invoices provide information about works of art sold on behalf of other galleries and dealers, as well as which galleries and dealers were handling works of art for Jacques Seligmann & Co., Inc. Although quite large and complex, the financial records offer a comprehensive overview of the firm's business and financial transactions.
The records of subsidiary companies that were part of Jacques Seligmann & Co., Inc., such as Contemporary American Department, de Hauke & Co., Inc., Modern Paintings, Inc., and Gersel Corp. are arranged in their own series. In 1935, the firm established the Contemporary American Department to represent young American artists. Under the direction of Theresa D. Parker, a longtime gallery employee, the department initiated an exhibition and loan program. Contemporary American Department (Series 8) includes mostly correspondence files and exhibition files.
The largest subsidiary company to operate under Jacques Seligmann & Co., Inc., was de Hauke & Co., Inc. De Hauke & Co., Inc., Records (Series 9) dates from 1925 through 1949 and contains domestic and foreign correspondence with clients, collectors, and dealers; inter-office correspondence and memoranda with Jacques Seligmann & Co., Inc.; administrative and legal files; and financial records. Modern Paintings, Inc., records (Series 10) contains the legal and financial files of this subsidiary company, which was establis
Citation:
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Series 1 and Series 2 of the collection were digitized in 2010 and are available via the Archives of American Art's website.
Funding:
Processing of the collection was funded by the Getty Grant Program; digitization of portions of the collection was funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.
Biography Note:
Jacques Seligmann & Co. were international art galleries in New York City and Paris, France. Founded in 1880 in Paris, France and closed in 1978. The company's clients included most of the major American and European art collectors of the era, and the art that passed through its galleries often ended up in the collection of prominent American and European museums. Established as Jacques Seligmann & Cie in 1880 on the Rue des Mathurins, Paris. As American clients increased, the firm opened a New York office in 1904. In 1920, Seligmann's son Germain Seligman (who dropped the last 'n' from his name), a writer and scholar, became a partner and appointed president of the New York office. Jacques Seligmann died in 1923, and in 1924, Germain became president of both the New York and Paris offices. In 1937, the company headquarters moved from Paris to New York. The firm was active in antiquities, decorative arts, Renaissance art, and was among the first to foster contemporary European art, primarily through its subsidiary firm De Hauke & Co. (later Modern Paintings, Inc.), managed by César Mange de Hauke. In 1935, its Contemporary American Department was established, headed by longtime gallery employee Theresa D. Parker. During the years following WWII, the firm was involved in the recovery of looted artwork and property, and the sale of several significant collections. The firm ceased operations upon the death of Germain Seligman in 1978.
Provenance:
Donated 1978-1979 by Mrs. Germain Seligman, daughter-in-law of Jacques Seligmann. Additional material was acquired in 1994 through the Estate of Mrs. Seligman. The Paris archives of Jacques Seligmann & Co., Inc., were destroyed by the Seligmann staff in 1940 to prevent them from falling into the hands of the Nazis.
Digitization Note:
This site provides access to the records of Jacques Seligmann & Co. in the Archives of American Art, which were were digitized in 2010. The bulk of the collection has been scanned, and totals 330,752 images.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art dealers
Art treasures in war
Art galleries, Commercial
Art
Gallery records
Art, European
World War, 1939-1945
Decorative arts
Art, Renaissance
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212486
AAA_collcode_jacqself
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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[E. Howard Clock customer lists, Volume 1, book.]

view [E. Howard Clock customer lists, Volume 1, book.] digital asset number 1
Author:
E. Howard Clock Co
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, 14.5" x 9.1"
Type:
Ledgers (account books)
Place:
Massachusetts
Boston (Mass.)
Date:
1900
Circa 1900
19th century
20th century
Summary:
Listing of custormer names.
Cite as:
E. Howard Clock Co. Records, 1862-1930, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Clock and watch making
Clock and watch makers
Clocks and watches
Local number:
AC0776-10-01.tif (AC Scan)
See more items in:
E. Howard Clock Co. Records 1862-1930
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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Banneker’s Almanack and Ephemeris for the Year of Our Lord, 1793

view <I>Banneker’s Almanack and Ephemeris for the Year of Our Lord, 1793</I> digital asset number 1
Written by:
Benjamin Banneker, American, 1731 - 1806
Printed by:
Joseph Krukshank, active 1790s
Medium:
printing ink on paper with thread
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 7 × 4 7/16 × 3/16 in. (17.8 × 11.3 × 0.5 cm)
Type:
almanacs
Place printed:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1793
Topic:
African American
Abolition
Agriculture
Literature
Science
United States--History--1783-1815
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.63.31
Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Exhibition:
Slavery and Freedom
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 3, C3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture

Leo Baekeland Diary Volume 54, 1933 to 1934

view Leo Baekeland Diary Volume 54, 1933 to 1934 digital asset number 1
Author:
Baekeland, L. H (Leo Hendrik) 1863-1944
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, 6.0" x 3.5"
Type:
Diaries
Date:
1933
1933 to 1934
December 25, 1933 to December 31, 1934
20th century
Cite as:
Leo H. Baekeland Papers, 1863-1968, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Family
Local number:
AC0005-D54
See more items in:
Leo H. Baekeland Papers
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

W. Atlee Burpee & Company Seed Contests, 1924-1925

view W. Atlee Burpee & Company Seed Contests, 1924-1925 digital asset number 1
Creator:
W. Atlee Burpee & Co
Physical description:
5 boxes
Type:
Advertising
Business records
Correspondence
Photographs
Place:
United States
Date:
1924
1924-1925
Notes:
These letters are presented as a window into life in 1920s and therefore may include terms and expressions that are offensive to contemporary readers. This material in no way reflects the views of the Smithsonian's Archives of American Gardens.
Summary:
This description is for subseries 3.2 of the W. Atlee Burpee & Company records.
In 1924 and 1925, the Burpee Company launched a prize-contest to recognize its faithful customers by asking them to write "What Burpee's Seeds Have Done for Me." Thousands entered for cash prizes by sending letters and photographs to the Philadelphia offices of the Burpee Company. Entries came from all over the world to express the impact of these special seeds in their lives.
Cite as:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records
Topic:
Horticulture
Business
Mail-order business
Seed industry and trade
Flowers
Contests
Gardens
Vegetables
Local number:
AAG.BUR.ContestLetters
See more items in:
W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records, circa 1873-1978, bulk 1890-1930
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

Scrapbook of early aeronautica / collected by William Upcott

view Scrapbook of early aeronautica / collected by William Upcott digital asset number 1
Collector:
Upcott, William 1779-1845
Former owner:
Hollond, Robert DSI
Carruthers, John Franklin Bruce 1889-1960 DSI
Physical description:
3 v. ([445] p.) : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 53 cm
Type:
Early works to 1900
Date:
1783
1783-1840
Notes:
Binder's title.
Collection of prints, newspaper and journal clippings, mss., separately published tracts, and printed ephemera (in various sizes) connected with the early years of aeronautics, primarily ballooning.
Arranged in roughly chronological order, e.g., v. 1 has material mostly from ca. 1783-1802; v. 2 mostly from 1785-1837; and v. 3 mostly from 1837-1840. However, each v. also includes materials from dates outside of these ranges.
Page [423] is signed: "William Upcott of Islington, collector of engravings connected with aerostation."
Text mostly in English, with some French language materials.
Originally unbound. cf. Cat. of the Library of W. Upcott, London, 1846, p. 65.
Includes these published works bound in (each cataloged separately): Lunardi, V. An account of the first aërial voyage in England. London : Printed for the author ..., 1784 -- The Man in the moon. [S.l.? : s.n.?, ca. 1830] -- Sadler, J. Balloon, an authentic account of the ærial voyage of Messrs. Sadler and Clayfield. [Bristol] : Printed for the benefit of Mr. Sadler, by A. Brown, [1810] -- High and low. London : Printed by L. Thompson, 1824 -- A full and correct description of this extraordinary machine ... the Eagle. London : Printed and published by J. Thompson, 1835.
A short ([4] p.) anonymous handwritten political allegory with an aeronautical theme, entitled: "The Dolphin carried off: a dream," is mounted on p. 7 of v. 1.
Some of the balloonists featured in this scrapbook include the Montgolfiers, Lunardi, Blanchard, Garnerin, Robert, Charles, Barrett, Hullin, Sowden, de Moret, MacGwire, Graham, Sadler, Green, Cocking, and Gypson, among others.
NASMRB copy has a leaf of viewers' signatures and their brief comments, dating from the mid-20th century, bound in at the front of v. 1.
Topic:
Balloon ascensions
Aeronautics
Balloonists
Parachuting
Call number:
TL620.A1 U65
TL620.A1U65
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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Richard E. Blackwelder Papers, 1926-1964

view Richard E. Blackwelder Papers, 1926-1964 digital asset number 1
Creator:
Blackwelder, Richard E
Subject:
Blackwelder, Ruth M
Blackwelder, Richard E
Walter Rathbone Bacon Travelling Scholarship Expedition (1928-1930: West Indies)
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1926
1926-1964
Summary:
Richard E. Blackwelder received a doctorate in entomology from Stanford University in 1934. The following year he received the Walter Rathbone Bacon Traveling Scholarship, which enabled him to conduct field work on the beetles of the West Indies from 1935 to 1938. These papers consist of journals from Blackwelder's field work in the West Indies while he was recipient of the Walter Rathbone Bacon Traveling Scholarship (1935-1938); journals of his wife, Ruth M. Blackwelder, from the same period; notebooks from his research in museums in the United States and England; a notebook listing species in his personal collection; and another notebook.
Topic:
Entomology
Local number:
SIA Acc. 96-099
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Notebook kept by Rafinesque on a trip from Philadelphia to Kentucky, 1818

view Notebook kept by Rafinesque on a trip from Philadelphia to Kentucky, 1818 digital asset number 1
Alternate Title:
Book 17th of notes
Collection name:
C. S. (Constantine Samuel) Rafinesque papers, 1815-1834 and undated
Physical Description:
1 notebook
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 1 Folder 3
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Sketches
Maps
Itineraries
Place:
United States
Pennsylvania
District of Columbia
Kentucky
New York
Date Range:
1818
Start Date:
18181024
End Date:
1818
Abstract:
Rafinesque's descriptive specimen list of fish, shells, turtles, mammals, insects, plants, and fungi collected during a field trip in 1818. This item includes numerous detailed drawings of specimen collected, especially fish. Rafinesque often uses the abbreviation "NG," probably indicating what he thinks is a "new genus." Most of the text is in French, but identifications use the English common name and a taxonomic name, and some specimen entries are in English. Some illustrations of specimen include measurements. Also included are many hand drawn maps with location names and some topographical information. Although the original archival description suggests Rafinesque began the trip in Philadelphia, earlier entries in this notebook find him in New York, and perhaps farther north. Locations Rafinesque visited various locations in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, New York, and the District of Columbia. Some locations in Pennsylvania include but are not limited to Gettysburg, Bedford, Chambersburg, and Todd. This book is also referred to as "Notes N. 17."
Topic:
Ichthyology
Mollusks
Botany
Entomology
Herpetology
Mycology
Accession #:
SIA RU007250
Access Information:
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See more records from this collection:
C. S. (Constantine Samuel) Rafinesque papers, 1815-1834 and undated
See more records associated with this person:
Rafinesque, C. S. (Constantine Samuel), 1783-1840
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
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