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Glass Lantern Slide and Lecture Scripts

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Tacoma -- Thornewood

Former owner:
Thorne, Chester Mr Mrs  Search this
Palmer, Perry & Connie  Search this
Architect:
Cutter, Kirkland Kelsey  Search this
Landscape architect:
Olmsted, John Charles, 1852-1920  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Provenance:
Tacoma Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Thornewood (Tacoma, Washington)
United States of America -- Washington -- Pierce County -- Tacoma
Scope and Contents:
The folders include work sheets and copies of articles.
Reproduction Note:
Three slides reproduced from American Country Houses To-Day; six slides reproduced from hand-colored photographs by Asahel Curtis; four slides reproduced from collections in Washington State Historical Society; one slide reproduced from House Beatuiful (1926); and three slides reproduced from Lewis and Shelon Plate (1921).
General:
A 400 year old Elizabethan manor in England was purchased by Mr. Thorne and dismantled and shipped brick by brick from England to be included in the building of Thornewood. Thornewood, built in 1911, once covered 100 acres, from the American Lake shore to the Tacoma Country and Golf Club. The mountain served as the inspiration for the landscape design. "The mountain at a distance has been brought into the picture by means of long, horizontal lines, by the general contrivance of walks, borders, boundary walls, by the preservation of certain natural trees..." (Howe, 1915) The garden terminated with two arbors united with balustrades. A Japanese garden was planted in two corners near a water garden. Most of the estate was divided into 30 home sites in 1959. In 1982, the house was named to the National Register of Historic Places. By 1988, the property was reduced to three acres on the lake. The current owners use the house, "Thornewood Castle," and property as a bed and breakfast.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mr. Chester Thorne (former owner, 1910-1927 ); Perry and Connie Palmer (former owners, 1965-1988?); John C. Olmsted of Olmsted Brothers, Landscape Architects (landscape architect, 1910).
Tacoma Garden Club facilitated the documentation of the 1990s photographs of this garden.
Related Materials:
Thornewood related holdings consist of 2 folders (35 35 mm. slides, 12 photoprints and 43 glass lantern slides)
Records related to this site can be found at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Olmsted Job Number 03494, Chester Thorne.
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Washington (State) -- Seattle  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WA005
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Washington
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11425

Malden -- Kanawha Salines

Former owner:
Dickinson, William Sr.  Search this
Dickinson, WIlliam Jr.  Search this
Dickinson, John Quincy  Search this
Dickinson, John Quincy, Mrs.  Search this
Dickinson, Charles C.  Search this
Dickinson, Charles C., Mrs.  Search this
Landscape designer:
Harman, May S.  Search this
Dillon, Frances  Search this
Ireys, Alice Recknagel, 1911-2000  Search this
Hoffman, Holly  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Kanawha Salines (Malden, West Virginia)
United States of America -- West Virginia -- Kanawha County -- Malden
General:
"The gardens at Kanawha Salines are particularly interesting as the product of female owners Nelle Coleman Alderson Dickinson and her daughter, Mary Price Dickinson Ratrie, as well as female designers and gardeners." The gardens include an immense American Elm, planted by Mrs. Ratrie as a child and a parterre with box hedges, rosebeds, and herbaceous perennial borders."
"Salt was produced here from 1817 until 1945, and shipped by the Kanawha River and later rail as far as New Orleans and Pittsburgh. The farm fields pasture a small herd of Belted Galloway cattle and a number of 'family' horses and ponies. Mrs. Ratrie's garden center and nursery, 'Terra Salis', is located on the edge of the farm."
"The property features a glorious vista of wooded hills, another of the Kanawha River, and an all-white pond garden reached by an allée of Prunus campanulata 'Okame'. There is a viburnum collection of 16 species/varieties; a 60-foot hemerocallis and narcissus border; several beds of species roses and syringa varieties; many specimen trees, both deciduous and evergreen; and a terrace, overlooking tennis courts, sheltered by a 40-foot pergola covered with wisteria, floribunda, and clematis. The house and outbuildings, including a 'garden' building, barns, storehouses, and cottages, are part of a historic property in continuous ownership by the Dickinson family since the early 1800's."
Persons associated with the property include: William Dickinson, Sr., (former owner, 1840-1863); William Dickinson, Jr. (former owner, 1863-1865); Mr. and Mrs. John Quincy Dickinson (former owners, 1865-1896); Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Dickinson (former owners, 1896-1958); May S. Harman (landscape designer, 1927-1929); Frances Dillon (landscape designer,1958-1969); Alice Recknagel Ireys (landscape designer, 1980 to date); and Holly Hoffman (landscape designer, 1989-1995).
Related Materials:
Kanawha Salines related holdings consist of 1 folder (10 35 mm. slides)
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- West Virginia -- Malden  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WV007
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / West Virginia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11861

Alexandria -- River Farm

Former owner:
Washington, George, 1732-1799  Search this
Clifton, William  Search this
Resident:
Lear, Tobias, 1762-1816  Search this
Owner:
American Horticultural Society  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
River Farm (Alexandria, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- City of Alexandria -- Alexandria
Scope and Contents:
There are three 35 mm. slides depicting horticultural details which were not catalogued.

The folder includes a work sheet, site analysis map-1985, article copy and brochure.
Former Title:
Wellington

Walnut Tree Farm

Cliftons Neck
General:
River Farm was first called Piscataway Neck by Margaret and Captain Giles Brent in 1653. During William Clifton's ownership, the property was known as Cliftons Neck. George Washington bought the property in 1760 to lease. The largest track at this time was called "River Farm." Tobias Lear, a renter, had called the property Walnut Farm. In 1859, a century after Washington purchased the property from Clifton, Charles Augustine Washington sold 652 acres of River Farm to three Quaker brothers, Stacey, Isaac, and William Snowden of New Jersey in order to acquire lumber for the ship building. The Snowdens divided the acreage, then known as Wellington, into three sections. In 1866, 280 acres including the present-day River Farm were sold to three men known as "The Syndicate." A writer from The Washington Sunday Star visited the estate in 1904 and referred to it as "this broken and pathetic house." The Wellington property was subsequently purchased in 1912 by Miss Theresa Thompson, a member of a prominent local family. Miss Thompson made changes and improvements at Wellington, but is was for Malcolm Matheson, who bought the property in 1919, to transform it into the early-20th century country estate we know today. The American Horticultural Society purchased River Farm in 1973 and made it their headquarters. The Society maintains display and test gardens on the 27 acre site. The 1757 main house is furnished in period; and the gardens offer identified plants.
Persons associated with the property include: Captain Giles Brent (former owner, 1653); Giles Brent (former owner); George Brent (former owner); Cliftons of Chotank (former owners 1739); George Washington (former owner, 1760); Charles Augustine Washington (former owner); Stacey, Isaac, and William Snowden (former owners, 1859); "The Syndicate" (former owners, 1866); Miss Theresa Thompson (former owner, 1912); Malcolm Matheson (former owner, 1919); and the American Horticultural Society (owners, 1973-present).
Related Materials:
River Farm related holdings consist of 2 folders (3 glass lantern slides and 10 35 mm. slides)
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Virginia -- Alexandria  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File VA110
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18786

Villa D'este

Creator:
Ippoloito, Cardinal  Search this
D'este, Luigi Cardinal  Search this
D'este, Alssandro Cardinal  Search this
Hapsburg  Search this
Architect:
Liqurio, Pirro  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Italy -- Tivoli
Italy -- Lazio Region -- Tivoli
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
de Vita, Marcello, Dr. Arch. The Villa D'Este, Tivoli. Description of the Villa with 24 fotocolor and a general view. Rome: 1955. p. 34 - 35. Lane of The Hundred Fountians.
Mount reads: "Fratelli Alinari (I. D. E. A.); Italia - 8 Via Nazionale 8 - Firenze. (7); Serie Artistica."
Historic plate number: "28732."
Historic plate caption: "[manuscript text on label:] Villa dEste [printed text in image:] (Ed.?? Alinari) N.? 28732. Tivoli - Prov. di Roma. Villa dEste, le Cannelle."
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Lilies  Search this
Ships  Search this
Eagles -- Design elements  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item IT026006
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 2: International Garden Images / Italy / IT026: Tivoli -- Villa D'este
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref4305

Hotel Playa de Cortés: a courtyard and tile fountain, with an antique oil jar visible in the distance.

Colorist:
Van Altena, Edward  Search this
Names:
Hotel Playa de Cortés (Guaymas, Mexico)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Lantern slide (col., 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Place:
Mexico -- Guaymas
Mexico -- Sonora -- Guaymas
Date:
1937 Jan.
General:
Oil jars are a relic of the days of Spanish rule. They came from Spain filled with oil to help weigh down the ships, which on return voyages took silver from Mexico.
Mount reads: "Edward Van Altena, 71-79 W. 45th St., N.Y.C."
Historic plate number: "5."
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Winter  Search this
Tiles  Search this
Arches  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Jars -- ornamental  Search this
Hotels  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Flowering shrubs  Search this
Courtyards  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item MX003003
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 2: International Garden Images / Mexico / MX003: Guaymas -- Hotel Playa de Cortés
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref4358

Fairview -- The Frenzel Garden

Former owner:
Patton, Franklin Sr  Search this
Weber, Fred  Search this
Weber, Alma  Search this
Frenzel, Robert  Search this
Frenzel, Kathleen  Search this
Provenance:
Carrie T. Watson Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Frenzel Garden (Fairview, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Erie County -- Fairview
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, detailed planting lists, and a garden directory excerpt.
General:
The seven-acre Frenzel Garden is known for its extensive plantings of rhododendron, with several hundred mature shrubs including rhododendron maximum dug from the woods in West Virginia and peddled door-to-door during the Depression. All the previous owners of the 1920s German sandstone house installed gardens on the mostly shady property and some of the boxwood, Norway spruce and other non-indigenous trees and shrubs are more than 70 years old. The last owners created 70 distinct garden areas of varying sizes, adding to the tree, shrub, herbaceous perennial and bulb collections. The rhododendron and azalea collection has more than 300 species and hybrid varieties; other collections include more than 130 named varieties of hosta, 100 dwarf conifers, 44 species and hybrid varieties of hydrangeas, more than 25 kalmia hybrids and 21 varieties of magnolia. Southern magnolias, crepe myrtle, camellias and gardenias have been tried out in this zone 6 garden with qualified success.
The property overlooks Lake Erie and was used originally as a lake side retreat. The house and garage were built out of salvaged cobblestones from Erie, Pennsylvania that served as ballast on German ships in the 19th century.
Garden features include a tori gate, gazebo, lathe house, patio and shed.
Persons and groups associated with the garden include: Franklin Patton, Sr. (former owner); Fred and Alma Weber (former owners, circa 1953 - circa 1983); Robert and Kathleen Frenzel (former owners, 1983 - circa 2012).
Related Materials:
The Frenzel Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (1 photographic print; 12 digital images)
See others in:
Garden Club of American collection, ca. 1920- [ongoing].
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Fairview  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA696
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16462

SCDB-095: AVO and Ilan Ramon

Collection Creator:
Brown, David M.  Search this
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
United States. Navy  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
Dave Brown and Laurel Clark rehearse Public Affairs Office interview with Dave Brown William in Crew Compartment Trainer talk about growing up, how they met, aspirations, getting accepted into Astronaut Corps. In Middeck of the Space Shuttle in front of lockers; rehearsing kids' broadcast. Flight deck interior. Aft flight deck - Michael Anderson and Ilan Ramon, rehearse on-orbit Public Affairs Office interview - hometowns, schools (joking around), food fun moments with Ilan Ramon and Michael Anderson. Sound off no sound. Corpus Christie Aquarium; Lexington Aircraft Carrier; sting ray tank; Columbus ships; Astronaut family (who?); on board Lexington - Vought A-7 Corsair II; wildlife refuge; who is narrating?

Film Type: Color; Sound; MiniDV (SD) Run Time: 0:12:00
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
David M. Brown Papers, NASM.2006.0013, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2006.0013, Item VK 00084
See more items in:
David M. Brown Papers
David M. Brown Papers / Videotapes
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0013-ref980

Yarrow Mamout

Alternate Title:
Old Yarrow
Artist:
James Alexander Simpson, 1805 - 1880  Search this
Sitter:
Yarrow Mamout, c. 1736 - 1823  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
62 x 52cm (24 7/16 x 20 1/2")
Frame: 69.7 × 59.4cm (27 7/16 × 23 3/8")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1822
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Hat\Cap  Search this
Equipment\Smoking Implements\Pipe  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Costume\Outerwear\Coat  Search this
Yarrow Mamout: Male  Search this
Yarrow Mamout: Society and Social Change\Enslaved person  Search this
Yarrow Mamout: Natural Resources\Agriculturist\Landowner  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Peabody Collection, DC Public Library, Georgetown Regional Branch
Object number:
RL/PG.4.2016
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm401fad547-5ae0-4981-90cd-b26b958f30a2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_RL_PG.4.2016

Benjamin Franklin

Artist:
David Martin, 1736/7 - 1798  Search this
Sitter:
Benjamin Franklin, 17 Jan 1706 - 17 Apr 1790  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas mounted on board
Dimensions:
127.2 × 101.4 cm (50 1/16 × 39 15/16")
Frame: 154.9 × 129.5 × 10.2 cm (61 × 51 × 4")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1767
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Printed Material\Book  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table  Search this
Printed Material\Papers  Search this
Artwork\Sculpture  Search this
Costume\Hair Accessory\Wig  Search this
Benjamin Franklin: Male  Search this
Benjamin Franklin: Literature\Writer  Search this
Benjamin Franklin: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial Statesman  Search this
Benjamin Franklin: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental congressman  Search this
Benjamin Franklin: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial Statesman\Signer of Declaration  Search this
Benjamin Franklin: Science and Technology\Scientist  Search this
Benjamin Franklin: Politics and Government\Diplomat  Search this
Benjamin Franklin: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist  Search this
Benjamin Franklin: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Benjamin Franklin: Crafts and Trades\Craftsman\Printer  Search this
Benjamin Franklin: Politics and Government\Government Official\Postmaster  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: The White House
Object number:
RL/PG.1.20191
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4b6a233f5-0bb4-4480-a448-ec32b7654ead
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_RL_PG.1.20191

Oil Lamp

Medium:
steel
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 22.5 x 9.2 x 8.5 cm (8 7/8 x 3 5/8 x 3 3/8 in.)
Type:
metalwork
Decorative Arts
oil lamp
Object Name:
oil lamp
Made in:
United States
Date:
19th century
Credit Line:
Gift of the Estate of Natalie K. Blair
Accession Number:
1952-66-1
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq41f773455-b0e3-4761-965c-0872be867145
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1952-66-1

Cyrus W. Field Papers

Extent:
3.5 Cubic feet (11 boxes, 15 oversize folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1835 - 1897
Summary:
The collection documents Cyrus W. Field's efforts to lay the transatlantic cable from Ireland to Newfoundland in 1866. The materials include photographs, correspondence, resolutions, maps, charts, and printed publications about Field and the transatlantic Cable.
Scope and Contents:
The collection contains materials documenting Cyrus W. Field's efforts to lay the Trans-Atlantic cable from Ireland to Newfoundland. The collection consists primarily of correspondence, publications, and maps and charts about the Trans-Atlantic cable.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into five series.

Series 1: Personal/Biographical Materials, 1854-1896

Series 2: Photographs, 1840, 1865, 1871, 1893

Series 3: Correspondence, 1835-1893

Series 4: Publications, 1854-1893

Series 5: Miscellaneous, 1856-1897
Biographical / Historical:
Cyrus Field (1819-1892) was born into a large family in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. At age fifteen an older brother helped him find a job in a New York City dry goods store. In 1840, he became junior partner in a paper company. When the firm failed a year later, he took it as a personal duty to repay all creditors. He then formed his own paper company, which succeeded due to his integrity, salesmanship, and entrepreneurial skills. By 1852, he had amassed a modest fortune and retired. Early in 1854, a contact made by another brother led Field to take over a bankrupt project to build a telegraph line across Newfoundland. Field had a bigger idea: extend the line to Britain.

Field gained fame for organizing the effort to successfully lay an underwater telegraph cable across the Atlantic Ocean from Europe to North America. Success in 1866 came after a decade's worth of effort and several earlier failures. To complete the cable Field marshalled financial, political and technical support on both sides of the Atlantic. He helped create companies to undertake the project and found investors willing to gamble on the new technologies involved. He negotiated with the British and American governments for material support in the form of ships and equipment, and for commitments to use the cable when it was finished. He obtained the assistance of leading scientists and engineers. In all this, the entrepreneurial skills and integrity he had demonstrated as a successful businessman, combined with his boundless enthusiasm, stood him in good stead. The resulting cable was the first means of fast transatlantic communication and one of the foundations of today's telecommunications network.

Field married Mary Bryan Stone on December 2, 1840, and they had seven children.
Materials at the Archives Center:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana (AC0060), Series: Telegraphs

Anglo-American Telegraph Company Records, 1866-1973 (AC0073)

Western Union Telegraph Company Records (AC0205), Series 6: Cyrus W. Field Papers, 1840-1892

Materials consist of drawings and illustrations, specifically the Great Eastern, illustrated magazines, publications, and newspaper clippings.

Materials at Other Organizations

New York Public Library

Cyrus W. Field papers, 1831-1905 (bulk 1880-1890)

11 linear feet (20 boxes)

Collection contains correspondence, legal and financial documents, estate papers, inventories, notes, maps, photographs, and printed materials that document Field's business activities and estate. General correpondence, 1846-1892 (mostly incoming letters), concerns business matters. Business papers, 1858-1891, consist of correspondence and legal and financial documents relating to Field's involvement with various telegraph, railroad, and newspaper companies. Land papers, 1831-1895, pertain to properties in New York State (with information about the Croton Aqueduct), New York City and Massachusetts. Field's estate papers, 1851-1905, include wills, insurance policies, stock, correspondence, legal papers, and claims against Field's estate. Financial papers, 1843-1892, contain account books, accounts, receipts, and cancelled checks. Also, inventories of Field's estate, notes on the Field family, papers regarding Major John André monument and James Garfield memorial, maps, photographs, printed matter, and miscellaneous papers.
Separated Materials:
Artifacts related to Cyrus W. Field are in the Division of Work Industry. They include medals, paintings and cable samples. See accessions: EM*007199; EM*007200; EM*007205; EM*007207; EM*007208; EM*007210.01-.04; EM*007211.1; EM*007211.2; EM*007212; and EM*007213.
Provenance:
The collection was loaned by Isabella Field Judson, daughter of Cyrus W. Field, to the United States National Museum in 1897. The loan converted to a gift in 1931.
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.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1386
See more items in:
Cyrus W. Field Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1386
Online Media:

A General Chart for the Purpose of Pricking Off a Ship's Track ....

Extent:
1 Document (33 1/2 in x 73 1/4 in)
Container:
Map-folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Documents
Date:
1871 - 1871
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
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Cyrus W. Field Papers
Cyrus W. Field Papers / Series 5: Maps and Charts
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Pali Mountain from Pilot House Showing Habitations, Churches, Commercial Buildings, Pier, and Sailing Ship

Creator:
E. A. W. ?  Search this
Fletcher, Alice Cunningham (Collector)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (005 in x 004 in)
Container:
Box CSAM:3, Folder 12
Culture:
Hawaiians?  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.01104200

NAA MS.4558
Local Note:
Black and white photoprint
Place:
American Polynesia/Hawaiian Islands -- Oahu Island/Pali Mountain
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 24 SPC Oceania Amer Polynesia Hawaii BAE 4558 01104200, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects / Series 5: Material which did not lend itself to classification / Oceania / Amer Polynesia Hawaii
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-24-ref11571
Online Media:

View of Limon Bay at High Tide Showing Rocks and Three Masted Ship USS Nipsic

Creator:
O'Sullivan, Timothy H., 1840-1882  Search this
Donor:
Bond, Alma B.  Search this
Names:
United States Darien Exploring Expedition (1870)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (008 in x 011 in mounted on 016 in x 020 in)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
1870
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.01013500

NAA MS.4801 (024)
Local Note:
Black and white Photoprint on Cardboard Mount
Place:
Panama -- Isthmus of Panama
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 24 SPC BAE 4801 01013500, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects / Series 5: Material which did not lend itself to classification / BAE / BAE 4801
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-24-ref21564

Rowboat Leaving or Approaching Two-Masted Ship Flying American Flag

Donor:
Bond, Alma B.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (008 in x 013 in mounted on 014 in x 018 in)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
1870
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.01014500

NAA MS.4801 (034)
Local Note:
Black and white Photoprint on Cardboard Mount in Album
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 24 SPC BAE 4801 01014500, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects / Series 5: Material which did not lend itself to classification / BAE / BAE 4801
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-24-ref21574

Singlemasted Ship with Furled Sail, Flying American Flag, At Anchor Off Coast

Donor:
Bond, Alma B.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (009 in x 012 in mounted on 014 in x 018 in)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
1870
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.01014600

NAA MS.4801 (035)
Local Note:
Black and white Photoprint on Cardboard Mount
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 24 SPC BAE 4801 01014600, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects / Series 5: Material which did not lend itself to classification / BAE / BAE 4801
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-24-ref21575

The First Ship Engraving

Creator:
Chapman, J. P.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (leaf)
Culture:
American Indian  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Works of art
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.08979000
Local Note:
engraving
Genre/Form:
Works of art
Citation:
Photo Lot 24 SPC Unidentified Portraits/Artifacts Artwork National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects / Series 2: Miscellany, historical and unidentified / Unidentified / Unidentified Portraits/Artifacts Artwork
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-24-ref22685

Newfoundland Engraving

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (leaf)
Culture:
American Indian  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Works of art
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Ships
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.08979102
Local Note:
engraving
Genre/Form:
Works of art
Citation:
Photo Lot 24 SPC Unidentified Portraits/Artifacts Artwork National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects / Series 2: Miscellany, historical and unidentified / Unidentified / Unidentified Portraits/Artifacts Artwork
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-24-ref22687

Ship landing [music]

Collection Creator:
Boatwright, Ruth Ellington, 1914-2004  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm.)
Container:
Box 32, Folder 28
Type:
Archival materials
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Scope and Contents:
1 part
Ship landing is contained in one folder consisting of 1 part in Eb Major concert -- in pencil -- in unidentified hand (DE?).
Part for piano. -- from the Ruth Ellington Collection.
General:
This part appears to be a portion of a longer set of pieces. It ends with notes such as "mod to Spiritual" and "Early blues in g" in Ellington's hand. Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, Wayne Shirley, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: worn.
Related Materials:
Ruth Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 3), 1940-1991
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction. Copyright restrictions exist. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Music -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Collection Citation:
Ruth Ellington Collection, 1923-1992, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Ruth Ellington Collection of Duke Ellington Materials
Ruth Ellington Collection of Duke Ellington Materials / Series 1: Music Manuscripts, Scripts, and Compositional Materials / 1.1: Music Manuscripts
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0415-ref2096

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