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Hugh McLellan Southgate collection

Creator:
United States. Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Bureau Issues Association  Search this
United States. Post Office Dept.  Search this
Southgate, H. M. (Hugh McLellan), 1871-1940  Search this
Associated name:
Sloane, George B.  Search this
Names:
United States. Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
United States. Post Office Dept.  Search this
Former owner:
Brett, George W.  Search this
Extent:
27 Volumes (approximately 6,900 p.; 1 index v., 29 cm. +)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Date:
[189-?]-1940
Summary:
The collection consists chiefly of hand-written notes made by Southgate on a wide range of postal history topics and related matters, generally on lined or graph paper measuring 25 x 15 cm. or smaller, for keeping in triple-post binders. Some of the notes were made in "Lefax" or other commercially-available notebooks. The collection includes numerous mounted newsclippings, brochures, and excerpted articles from philatelic journals, as well as statistical data, advertisements, copies of correspondence, and diagrams made by Southgate to illustrate plate variations, etc.
Biographical/Historical note:
Hugh McLellan Southgate (b. Sept. 3, 1871; d. Oct. 23, 1940), a resident of Chevy Chase, Maryland, was an important postage stamp collector and an active member of several philatelic societies. He was a founder and the first president of the Philatelic Plate Number Association (1926-1928), as well as the first president and chairman of the board (1930-1940) of its successor, the Bureau Issues Association (now the United States Stamp Society). He was also an authority on the printing of stamps by the United States Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
General note:
Each leaf containing data has been photocopied from the original notebooks, with the exception of v. 5, which consists entirely of a printed checklist of Bureau of Engraving and Printing precancels and Presidential series for 1938-1940 (an index sheet noting the contents of v. 5 is present, only).
The presence of blank leaves in the original notebooks is noted in the index sheets and the finding aid.
Local Notes:
The volumes are numbered 1 through 26, plus a miscellaneous compilation labelled "vol. xl" (or "HMS notebook prelim. no. 1" by G.W. Brett). There is also a separate index volume containing copies of all the index sheets that Brett created to serve as tables of contents for each volume in the collection.
Provenance:
George W. Brett, gift, 2005?
Topic:
Covers (Philately) -- United States  Search this
Precancels -- United States  Search this
Cancellations (Philately)  Search this
Revenue stamps -- United States  Search this
Postage stamps -- Forgeries  Search this
Postage stamp design -- United States  Search this
Postage stamps -- United States -- History  Search this
Plate numbers (Postage stamps) -- United States  Search this
Postage-stamp printing  Search this
Stamp collectors  Search this
Stamp collecting  Search this
Air mail stamps -- United States  Search this
Commemorative postage stamps -- United States  Search this
Playing cards -- United States  Search this
Postal service -- United States -- History  Search this
Duck stamps -- United States  Search this
Savings bonds -- United States  Search this
Postal service -- United States -- Metered mail  Search this
Postcards -- United States  Search this
Printing machinery and supplies  Search this
Envelopes (Stationery)  Search this
Postal service -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Identifier:
SIL-NPM.XXXX-0012
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sc2fa496c8d-713b-4f0e-bcb9-0d5d10c6466c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sil-npm-xxxx-0012

0.03 Dutch Ship in New Amsterdam Harbor design file

Physical Description:
Design file may contain any of the following: stamp designs; documents; correspondence; newspapers; articles; press releases; artists' guides; descriptions; designs; drawings; memorandums; and photographs.
Date:
ca. 1953
Topic:
Postage stamps--United states--History  Search this
Postage stamp design  Search this
Catalog number:
Scott Catalogue USA 1027
See other items in:
Stamp Design Files, Third Postmaster General's Office at the National Postal Museum Library, Smithsonian Libraries
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILDF_USA1027

0.12 Benjamin Harrison design file

Physical Description:
Design file may contain any of the following: stamp designs; documents; correspondence; newspapers; articles; press releases; artists' guides; descriptions; designs; drawings; memorandums; and photographs.
Date:
ca. 1954
Name:
Harrison, Benjamin  Search this
Topic:
Postage stamps--United states--History  Search this
Postage stamp design  Search this
Catalog number:
Scott Catalogue USA 1045
See other items in:
Stamp Design Files, Third Postmaster General's Office at the National Postal Museum Library, Smithsonian Libraries
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILDF_USA1045

0.03 Log Cabin design file

Physical Description:
Design file may contain any of the following: stamp designs; documents; correspondence; newspapers; articles; press releases; artists' guides; descriptions; designs; drawings; memorandums; and photographs.
Date:
ca. 1956
Topic:
Postage stamps--United states--History  Search this
Postage stamp design  Search this
Catalog number:
Scott Catalogue USA 1074
See other items in:
Stamp Design Files, Third Postmaster General's Office at the National Postal Museum Library, Smithsonian Libraries
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILDF_USA1074

0.03 Teacher and Pupils design file

Physical Description:
Design file may contain any of the following: stamp designs; documents; correspondence; newspapers; articles; press releases; artists' guides; descriptions; designs; drawings; memorandums; and photographs.
Date:
ca. 1957
Topic:
Postage stamps--United states--History  Search this
Postage stamp design  Search this
Catalog number:
Scott Catalogue USA 1093
See other items in:
Stamp Design Files, Third Postmaster General's Office at the National Postal Museum Library, Smithsonian Libraries
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILDF_USA1093

0.01 Lincoln, by George Healy design file

Physical Description:
Design file may contain any of the following: stamp designs; documents; correspondence; newspapers; articles; press releases; artists' guides; descriptions; designs; drawings; memorandums; and photographs.
Date:
ca. 1958
Topic:
Postage stamps--United states--History  Search this
Postage stamp design  Search this
Catalog number:
Scott Catalogue USA 1113
See other items in:
Stamp Design Files, Third Postmaster General's Office at the National Postal Museum Library, Smithsonian Libraries
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILDF_USA1113

0.04 Mail Coach and Map of Southwest US design file

Physical Description:
Design file may contain any of the following: stamp designs; documents; correspondence; newspapers; articles; press releases; artists' guides; descriptions; designs; drawings; memorandums; and photographs.
Date:
ca. 1958
Topic:
Postage stamps--United states--History  Search this
Postage stamp design  Search this
Catalog number:
Scott Catalogue USA 1120
See other items in:
Stamp Design Files, Third Postmaster General's Office at the National Postal Museum Library, Smithsonian Libraries
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILDF_USA1120

0.04 Jose de San Martin design file

Physical Description:
Design file may contain any of the following: stamp designs; documents; correspondence; newspapers; articles; press releases; artists' guides; descriptions; designs; drawings; memorandums; and photographs.
Date:
ca. 1959
Topic:
Postage stamps--United states--History  Search this
Postage stamp design  Search this
Catalog number:
Scott Catalogue USA 1125
See other items in:
Stamp Design Files, Third Postmaster General's Office at the National Postal Museum Library, Smithsonian Libraries
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILDF_USA1125

0.03 Locomotive design file

Physical Description:
Design file may contain any of the following: stamp designs; documents; correspondence; newspapers; articles; press releases; artists' guides; descriptions; designs; drawings; memorandums; and photographs.
Date:
ca. 1869
Topic:
Postage stamps--United states--History  Search this
Postage stamp design  Search this
Catalog number:
Scott Catalogue USA 114
See other items in:
Stamp Design Files, Third Postmaster General's Office at the National Postal Museum Library, Smithsonian Libraries
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILDF_USA114

0.04 Independence Bell design file

Physical Description:
Design file may contain any of the following: stamp designs; documents; correspondence; newspapers; articles; press releases; artists' guides; descriptions; designs; drawings; memorandums; and photographs.
Date:
ca. 1960
Topic:
Postage stamps--United states--History  Search this
Postage stamp design  Search this
Catalog number:
Scott Catalogue USA 1157
See other items in:
Stamp Design Files, Third Postmaster General's Office at the National Postal Museum Library, Smithsonian Libraries
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILDF_USA1157

0.08 Giuseppe Garibaldi design file

Physical Description:
Design file may contain any of the following: stamp designs; documents; correspondence; newspapers; articles; press releases; artists' guides; descriptions; designs; drawings; memorandums; and photographs.
Date:
ca. 1960
Name:
Garibaldi, Giuseppe  Search this
Topic:
Postage stamps--United states--History  Search this
Postage stamp design  Search this
Catalog number:
Scott Catalogue USA 1169
See other items in:
Stamp Design Files, Third Postmaster General's Office at the National Postal Museum Library, Smithsonian Libraries
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILDF_USA1169

0.04 Scales of Justice, Factory Worker and Family design file

Physical Description:
Design file may contain any of the following: stamp designs; documents; correspondence; newspapers; articles; press releases; artists' guides; descriptions; designs; drawings; memorandums; and photographs.
Date:
ca. 1961
Topic:
Postage stamps--United states--History  Search this
Postage stamp design  Search this
Catalog number:
Scott Catalogue USA 1186
See other items in:
Stamp Design Files, Third Postmaster General's Office at the National Postal Museum Library, Smithsonian Libraries
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILDF_USA1186

0.04 Shiprock design file

Physical Description:
Design file may contain any of the following: stamp designs; documents; correspondence; newspapers; articles; press releases; artists' guides; descriptions; designs; drawings; memorandums; and photographs.
Date:
ca. 1962
Topic:
Postage stamps--United states--History  Search this
Postage stamp design  Search this
Catalog number:
Scott Catalogue USA 1191
See other items in:
Stamp Design Files, Third Postmaster General's Office at the National Postal Museum Library, Smithsonian Libraries
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILDF_USA1191

0.05 Wheat design file

Physical Description:
Design file may contain any of the following: stamp designs; documents; correspondence; newspapers; articles; press releases; artists' guides; descriptions; designs; drawings; memorandums; and photographs.
Date:
ca. 1963
Topic:
Postage stamps--United states--History  Search this
Postage stamp design  Search this
Catalog number:
Scott Catalogue USA 1231
See other items in:
Stamp Design Files, Third Postmaster General's Office at the National Postal Museum Library, Smithsonian Libraries
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILDF_USA1231

0.02 Post Horse and Rider design file

Physical Description:
Design file may contain any of the following: stamp designs; documents; correspondence; newspapers; articles; press releases; artists' guides; descriptions; designs; drawings; memorandums; and photographs.
Date:
ca. 1875
Topic:
Postage stamps--United states--History  Search this
Postage stamp design  Search this
Catalog number:
Scott Catalogue USA 124
See other items in:
Stamp Design Files, Third Postmaster General's Office at the National Postal Museum Library, Smithsonian Libraries
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILDF_USA124

0.05 Abstract Design by Stuart Davis design file

Physical Description:
Design file may contain any of the following: stamp designs; documents; correspondence; newspapers; articles; press releases; artists' guides; descriptions; designs; drawings; memorandums; and photographs.
Date:
ca. 1964
Topic:
Postage stamps--United states--History  Search this
Postage stamp design  Search this
Catalog number:
Scott Catalogue USA 1259
See other items in:
Stamp Design Files, Third Postmaster General's Office at the National Postal Museum Library, Smithsonian Libraries
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILDF_USA1259

0.05 Radio Waves and Dial design file

Physical Description:
Design file may contain any of the following: stamp designs; documents; correspondence; newspapers; articles; press releases; artists' guides; descriptions; designs; drawings; memorandums; and photographs.
Date:
ca. 1964
Topic:
Postage stamps--United states--History  Search this
Postage stamp design  Search this
Catalog number:
Scott Catalogue USA 1260
See other items in:
Stamp Design Files, Third Postmaster General's Office at the National Postal Museum Library, Smithsonian Libraries
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILDF_USA1260

0.12 S.S. Adriatic design file

Physical Description:
Design file may contain any of the following: stamp designs; documents; correspondence; newspapers; articles; press releases; artists' guides; descriptions; designs; drawings; memorandums; and photographs.
Date:
ca. 1875
Topic:
Postage stamps--United states--History  Search this
Postage stamp design  Search this
Catalog number:
Scott Catalogue USA 128
See other items in:
Stamp Design Files, Third Postmaster General's Office at the National Postal Museum Library, Smithsonian Libraries
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILDF_USA128

0.3 John Dewey design file

Physical Description:
Design file may contain any of the following: stamp designs; documents; correspondence; newspapers; articles; press releases; artists' guides; descriptions; designs; drawings; memorandums; and photographs.
Date:
ca. 1965
Name:
Dewey, John  Search this
Topic:
Postage stamps--United states--History  Search this
Postage stamp design  Search this
Catalog number:
Scott Catalogue USA 1291
See other items in:
Stamp Design Files, Third Postmaster General's Office at the National Postal Museum Library, Smithsonian Libraries
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILDF_USA1291

0.04 Abraham Lincoln design file

Physical Description:
Design file may contain any of the following: stamp designs; documents; correspondence; newspapers; articles; press releases; artists' guides; descriptions; designs; drawings; memorandums; and photographs.
Date:
ca. 1966
Name:
Lincoln, Abraham  Search this
Topic:
Postage stamps--United states--History  Search this
Postage stamp design  Search this
Catalog number:
Scott Catalogue USA 1303
See other items in:
Stamp Design Files, Third Postmaster General's Office at the National Postal Museum Library, Smithsonian Libraries
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILDF_USA1303

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