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Folder 3 Coffin, John Huntington Crane (1815-1890). Biographical memoir, 1913.

Container:
Box 4 of 17
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7320, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals, Biographical File
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Biographical File
Biographical File / Box 4
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7320-refidd1e2161

Prototype for Planimeter Invented by John Coffin

Maker:
Coffin, John  Search this
Physical Description:
german silver (overall material)
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
box: 5 cm x 24.4 cm x 15.5 cm; 1 31/32 in x 9 19/32 in x 6 3/32 in
Object Name:
planimeter
Place made:
United States: New York
Date made:
1881
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Engineering  Search this
Steam Engines  Search this
ID Number:
MA.323708
Catalog number:
323708
Accession number:
252312
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Planimeters
Science & Mathematics
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-a223-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1214970
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Patent Model for Machines for Rounding and Backing Books

Maker:
Coffin, John E.  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 34 cm x 21 cm x 29 cm; 13 3/8 in x 8 1/4 in x 11 7/16 in
Object Name:
machine, rounding and backing books
Object Type:
Patent Model
Date made:
ca 1875
Patent date:
1875-01-12
ID Number:
GA.89797.158679
Patent number:
158679
Accession number:
089797
Catalog number:
GA*89797.158679
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Work
Communications
Industry & Manufacturing
Patent Models
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-b1bf-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_998704

Patent Model of a Machine for Shaping the Backs of Books

Maker:
Coffin, John E.  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 18 cm x 17 cm x 12 cm; 7 1/16 in x 6 11/16 in x 4 3/4 in
Object Name:
patent model
machine, shaping book backs
Object Type:
Patent Model
Date made:
ca 1859
Patent date:
1859-06-14
ID Number:
GA.89797.024425
Patent number:
024425
Accession number:
089797
Catalog number:
GA*89797.024425
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Work
Communications
Industry & Manufacturing
Patent Models
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-c975-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_998719

Patent Model for a Machine for Shaping and Finishing the Backs of Books

Maker:
Sanborn, G. H.  Search this
Coffin, John E.  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 14.2 cm x 12 cm x 14 cm; 5 9/16 in x 4 3/4 in x 5 1/2 in
Object Name:
patent model
Object Type:
Patent Model
Date made:
ca 1859
Patent date:
1859-09-20
ID Number:
GA.89797.025548
Patent number:
025548
Accession number:
089797
Catalog number:
GA*89797.025548
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Work
Communications
Industry & Manufacturing
Patent Models
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-7c30-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_998730

Indiana Yearly Meeting of Friends 1844

Maker:
unknown  Search this
Measurements:
image: 8 in x 11 in; 20.32 cm x 27.94 cm
Object Name:
lithograph
Object Type:
Lithograph
Place made:
World
Date made:
1844
Subject:
Architecture  Search this
Carriages  Search this
Horses  Search this
Credit Line:
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
ID Number:
DL.60.3722
Catalog number:
60.3722
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Art
Peters Prints
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a1-2dec-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_325928

James Britton diary, vol. XXVI

Creator:
Britton, James, 1878-1936  Search this
Subject:
Britton, James  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
1918 September 23 - 1919 January
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)16820
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James Britton papers, circa 1905-1984, bulk 1905-1935
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_16820
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Coffin, John H. , Franklinville, New Jersey

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1878
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.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Real Estate, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Real Estate
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Real Estate / 3: Property Acquisition / 3.7: Auctioneers, Realtors, Real Estate Agents
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep88592016d-d8b3-4d82-a5a0-a9ec50afe5b4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-real-ref1327

John Taylor Coffin

Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Sitter:
John Taylor Coffin, 1790 - 1860?  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions:
6cm x 4.9cm (2 3/8" x 1 15/16"), Sight
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1820-1830
Topic:
Miniature  Search this
John Taylor Coffin: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Nantucket Historical Association
Object number:
2407
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4809a1fba-b0d5-4961-bc86-8b2bd700ad59
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_2407

Egyptian coffins / John H. Taylor

Author:
Taylor, John H. 1958-  Search this
Physical description:
68 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Egypt
Date:
1989
Topic:
Mummy cases  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
DT62.C64 T24 1989
DT62.C64T24 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_434478

Washington historical sketches of the capital city of our country : Engravings of its public buildings and a comprehensive guide to them- -a brief review of many of its leading and enterprising business and professional men

Author:
Pine Coffin, John  Search this
Former owner:
Mayfield, P. DSI  Search this
F. L. Moore Agriculture Company DSI  Search this
Physical description:
[7], 6-343, [3] pages illustrations 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1887
Call number:
F199 .C67 1887
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_275911

Piece Of Rock

Collector:
Dr. Ales F. Hrdlicka  Search this
Donor Name:
Dr. Ales F. Hrdlicka  Search this
Culture:
Eskimo  Search this
Object Type:
Mineral
Place:
Alaska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
11 Oct 1929
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
107380
USNM Number:
E345823-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/304521b72-2f49-4474-82bf-435ced36cd19
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8402796
Online Media:

C

Type:
Archival materials
Date:
Jan.–June 1868
Collection Restrictions:
Freedmen's Bureau Digital Collection, 1865–1872, is a product of and owned by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution. Copyright for digital images is retained by the donor, FamilySearch International; permission for commercial use of the digital images may be requested from FamilySearch International, Intellectual Property Office, at: cor-intellectualproperty@ldschurch.org.
Collection Citation:
Courtesy of the U. S. National Archives and Records Administration, FamilySearch International, and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Identifier:
NMAAHC.FB.M752, File 2.12.3
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Registers and Letters Received by the Commissioner of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1872
Registers and Letters Received by the Commissioner of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1872 / Series 2: Letters Received / 2.12: Entered in Register 12
Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/io3b95df30d-4161-4448-8593-05ff92db53f1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmaahc-fb-m752-ref253
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A – G

Type:
Archival materials
Date:
Oct. 1867–Jan. 1869
Collection Restrictions:
Freedmen's Bureau Digital Collection, 1865–1872, is a product of and owned by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution. Copyright for digital images is retained by the donor, FamilySearch International; permission for commercial use of the digital images may be requested from FamilySearch International, Intellectual Property Office, at: cor-intellectualproperty@ldschurch.org.
Collection Citation:
Courtesy of the U. S. National Archives and Records Administration, FamilySearch International, and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Identifier:
NMAAHC.FB.M869, File 4.4.1
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Records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of South Carolina, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1870
Records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of South Carolina, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1870 / Series 4: Registered Letters Received / 4.4: Entered in Registers 6 and 7
Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/io31df21ca2-f4cc-40c8-93ab-b0a379ec6c3d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmaahc-fb-m869-ref42
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Doris Holmes Blake Papers

Extent:
18.5 cu. ft. (37 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diaries
Scientific illustrations
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1899-1985
Introduction:
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women’s Committee.
Descriptive Entry:
The Doris Holmes Blake papers consist of correspondence, diaries, photographs and related materials documenting in great detail Blake's personal life and, to a lesser degree, her professional career.

The heavy correspondence she maintained with her mother and daughter, her essays and children's books, and the 70 years' worth of daily journals all attest to her infatuation with the written word and preoccupation with her inner life. Blake's diaries and family papers stunningly illuminate the contrasts in the daily lives of herself, her mother, and her daughter.

The papers relating to her professional life are less complete. Although she spent almost 60 years (1919-1978) in association with the entomological staffs of the U. S. Department of Agriculture and the Smithsonian Institution, published numerous professional papers, produced all of her own illustrations, and illustrated many of her husband's botanical works as well, this collection contains only a very limited amount of material documenting those activities. The papers do, however, include her extensive correspondence with fellow entomologists, both in the United States and abroad.

In the course of transferring her husband's papers to the University of Texas, some of Blake's own papers were included as well. They are presently in the collection of the Humanities Research Center of the University of Texas at Austin and include letters to her parents, 1906-1950; school and college notebooks, papers, essays and drawings; and clippings, genealogical notes, and miscellaneous family letters and papers.
Historical Note:
Doris Holmes (1892-1978) was born in Stoughton, Massachusetts, to a middle-class grocer and his wife. Essentially an only child (two siblings died in early childhood and infancy), her natural intelligence, stubbornness, and extremely competitive nature were well fostered by her parents, who steadily encouraged and supported her determination to excel.

Holmes left Stoughton for Boston University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in 1909, where she pursued studies in business and the classics, earning her A.B. in 1913. Her business skills led to her association with the Boston Psychopathic Hospital in 1913, initially as a clerk, and later as aide to Dr. Herman Adler. Her interests in science and psychology led her to an A.M. from Radcliffe College in zoology and psychology in 1917.

After a short time as a researcher at Bedford Hills Reformatory for Women, Holmes married her childhood sweetheart, botanist Sidney Fay Blake. Early in 1919, Doris Blake found work as a clerk for the Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Entomology under Frank H. Chittenden, and began the entomological studies that would continue for the rest of her life.

Blake worked her way up to junior entomologist and, when Chittenden retired, continued her work under Eugene A. Schwarz at the United States National Museum. The birth in 1928 of daughter Doris Sidney (an infant son had died shortly after birth in 1927) was not a sign for her to slow down -- Blake hired a nurse to watch the baby while she continued to watch beetles. In 1933 her official employment came to an end with the institution of regulations prohibiting more than one member of a family from holding a government position (Sidney Blake was then working for the Department of Agriculture).

Although no longer on the payroll, Blake continued her taxonomic work on the family Chrysomelides for almost 45 more years, first as a collaborator and then as a research associate of the Smithsonian Institution. Shortly after her husband's death, Blake traveled to Europe in 1960 on a National Science Foundation grant to revise the genus Neobrotica Jacoby. She ultimately published 97 papers in various journals (see "Doris Holmes Blake," Froeschner, Froeschner and Cartwright, Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash., 83(3), 1981, for a complete bibliography) and continued her active research until shortly before her death on December 3, 1978.
Topic:
Entomology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Scientific illustrations
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7310, Doris Holmes Blake Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7310
See more items in:
Doris Holmes Blake Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru7310
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Group gathered about Chief Sonihat's casket, New Kasaan

Creator:
ANONYMOUS  Search this
Names:
Frank, Walter  Search this
Marsden, Rev  Search this
Peel  Search this
Skoka ?, Pat  Search this
Skulka, Pat  Search this
Wallace, John  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (5 3/4x10 in)
Culture:
Haida  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Alaska -- New Kasaan
Date:
Jan 1912
Scope and Contents:
"2nd left behind coffin--John Wallace; seated to right of coffin--Walter Frank; next to Frank in dark shirt is Pat Skoka [Skulka ?]; man to left on porch is Rev Marsden; next to the bearded man are 2 brothers Peel, sons of Chief Sonihat," supplied by Mrs Sanderson (see letter dated 7/24/71 in files).
Local Numbers:
OPPS NEG.72513
Local Note:
Black and white copy negative
Genre/Form:
Photographs
See more items in:
Bureau of American Ethnology negatives
Bureau of American Ethnology negatives / Additional Materials / ANONYMOUS
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-176-ref9789

Folder 40 Coffin, John Huntington Crane. Includes letter to Prof. Hall, April 26, 1886.

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum. Department of Geology  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 19
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7230, United States National Museum. Department of Geology, Biographical File
See more items in:
Biographical File
Biographical File / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7230-refidd1e1662

Discourses on cold and warm bathing with remarks on the effects of drinking cold water in warm weather by John G. Coffin, M.D

Author:
Coffin, John Gorham 1770-1829  Search this
Donor:
Burndy Library DSI  Search this
Physical description:
75, [1] pages 20 cm
Type:
Books
Half bindings (Binding)
Marbled papers (Binding)
Wrappers (Binding)
Date:
1818
Topic:
Baths  Search this
Hydrotherapy  Search this
Water  Search this
Call number:
RM811 .C67 1818
RM811.C67 1818
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_284899

A treatise on the membranes in general, and on different membranes in particular, by Xav. Bichat

Author:
Bichat, Xavier 1771-1802  Search this
Ed:
Husson M (Henri Marie) 1772-1853  Search this
Tr:
Coffin, John Gorham 1770-1829  Search this
Physical description:
259, [1] p. 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1813
Topic:
Membranes (Biology)  Search this
Call number:
QH601.B58 E1813
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_101641

John Taylor Coffin, (painting)

Painter:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Coffin, John Taylor  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on ivory
Type:
Paintings-Miniature
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Nantucket Historical Association Nantucket Massachusetts 02554 Accession Number: 31.28.1
Date:
Ca. 1815
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Control number:
IAP 88580291
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_355285

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