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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
Source:
Brett, George W.  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
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sil-npm-xxxx-0012

0.5 Washington 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. 1908
Name:
Washington, George  Search this
Topic:
Postage stamps--United states--History  Search this
Postage stamp design  Search this
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_USA

0.05 Franklin 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. 1847
Name:
Franklin, Benjamin  Search this
Topic:
Postage stamps--United states--History  Search this
Postage stamp design  Search this
Catalog number:
Scott Catalogue USA 1
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_USA1

0.01 Washington 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. 1851
Name:
Washington, George  Search this
Topic:
Postage stamps--United states--History  Search this
Postage stamp design  Search this
Catalog number:
Scott Catalogue USA 10
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_USA10

0.3 Franklin 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. 1867
Name:
Franklin, Benjamin  Search this
Topic:
Postage stamps--United states--History  Search this
Postage stamp design  Search this
Catalog number:
Scott Catalogue USA 100
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_USA100

0.03 Detroit Skyline and Cadillac Landing 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. 1951
Topic:
Postage stamps--United states--History  Search this
Postage stamp design  Search this
Catalog number:
Scott Catalogue USA 1000
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_USA1000

0.03 Colorado Capitol and Mount of the Holy Cross 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. 1951
Topic:
Postage stamps--United states--History  Search this
Postage stamp design  Search this
Catalog number:
Scott Catalogue USA 1001
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_USA1001

0.03 American Chemical Society Emblem and Symbols of Chemistry 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. 1951
Topic:
Postage stamps--United states--History  Search this
Postage stamp design  Search this
Catalog number:
Scott Catalogue USA 1002
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_USA1002

0.03 General Washington Evacuating Army 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. 1951
Topic:
Postage stamps--United states--History  Search this
Postage stamp design  Search this
Catalog number:
Scott Catalogue USA 1003
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_USA1003

0.03 Betsy Ross showing the flag to General Washington, Robert Morris and George Ross 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. 1952
Name:
Washington, George  Search this
Morris, Robert  Search this
Ross, George  Search this
Ross, Betsy  Search this
Topic:
Postage stamps--United states--History  Search this
Postage stamp design  Search this
Catalog number:
Scott Catalogue USA 1004
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_USA1004

0.03 Farm, Club Emblem, Boy and Girl 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. 1952
Topic:
Postage stamps--United states--History  Search this
Postage stamp design  Search this
Catalog number:
Scott Catalogue USA 1005
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_USA1005

0.03 Charter and Three Stages of Rail Transportation 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. 1952
Topic:
Postage stamps--United states--History  Search this
Postage stamp design  Search this
Catalog number:
Scott Catalogue USA 1006
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_USA1006

0.03 School Girls and Safety Patrolman, Automobiles of 1902 and 1952 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. 1952
Topic:
Postage stamps--United states--History  Search this
Postage stamp design  Search this
Catalog number:
Scott Catalogue USA 1007
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_USA1007

0.03 Torch of Liberty and Globe 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. 1952
Topic:
Postage stamps--United states--History  Search this
Postage stamp design  Search this
Catalog number:
Scott Catalogue USA 1008
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_USA1008

0.03 Spillway, Grand Coulee Dam 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. 1952
Topic:
Postage stamps--United states--History  Search this
Postage stamp design  Search this
Catalog number:
Scott Catalogue USA 1009
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_USA1009

0.9 Washington 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. 1867
Name:
Washington, George  Search this
Topic:
Postage stamps--United states--History  Search this
Postage stamp design  Search this
Catalog number:
Scott Catalogue USA 101
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_USA101

0.03 Marquis de Lafayette, Flags, Cannon and Landing Party 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. 1952
Name:
Lafayette, Marquis de  Search this
Topic:
Postage stamps--United states--History  Search this
Postage stamp design  Search this
Catalog number:
Scott Catalogue USA 1010
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_USA1010

0.03 Sculptured Heads on Mt. Rushmore 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. 1952
Topic:
Postage stamps--United states--History  Search this
Postage stamp design  Search this
Catalog number:
Scott Catalogue USA 1011
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_USA1011

0.03 Washington Bridge and Covered bridge of 1850s 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. 1952
Topic:
Postage stamps--United states--History  Search this
Postage stamp design  Search this
Catalog number:
Scott Catalogue USA 1012
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_USA1012

0.03 Women of the Marine Corps, Army, Navy and Air Force 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. 1952
Topic:
Postage stamps--United states--History  Search this
Postage stamp design  Search this
Catalog number:
Scott Catalogue USA 1013
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_USA1013

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