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Nessler Tube

Measurements:
overall: 11 3/4 in; 29.845 cm
Object Name:
Nessler Tube
Associated Place:
United States: New Jersey
Credit Line:
Gift of University of Pennsylvania
ID Number:
CH.315827.028
Catalog number:
315827.028
Accession number:
217523
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a0-e495-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1840

.006, [Volume 1 of Charles Francis Hall's Notes on Arctic Explorers]

Author:
Hall, Charles Francis, 1821-1871  Search this
Collection Creator:
Field, Cyrus  Search this
Hall, Charles Francis, 1821-1871  Search this
Franklin, John, 1786-1847  Search this
Royal Geographic Society.  Search this
Everett, Edward, 1794-1865  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper, 17.0" x 11".)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Diaries
Place:
Arctic regions -- Discovery and exploration
Date:
circa 1860
Scope and Contents:
First volume of four notebooks on arctic explorers in preparation for Hall's 1st expedition.
Local Numbers:
AC0702-0000023
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.
Topic:
Explorers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries -- 19th century
Collection Citation:
Charles Francis Hall Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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Charles Francis Hall Collection
Charles Francis Hall Collection / .006-.009, Four notebooks with notes on other arctic explorers, in preparation for Hall's 1st expedition
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0702-ref635
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Nessler Tube

Measurements:
overall: 12 in; 30.48 cm
Object Name:
Nessler Color Comparison Tube, Colorometer
Nessler Tube
Associated Place:
United States: New Jersey
Credit Line:
Gift of University of Pennsylvania
ID Number:
CH.315827.027
Catalog number:
315827.027
Accession number:
217523
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a0-e451-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1839

Soxhlet Extraction Tube

Measurements:
overall: 34.3 cm x 8.9 cm x 5.4 cm; 13 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in x 2 1/8 in
overall: 13 1/2 in x 3 in x 2 3/16 in; 34.29 cm x 7.62 cm x 5.55625 cm
Object Name:
soxhlet extraction tube
Associated Place:
United States: New Jersey
Credit Line:
Gift of University of Pennsylvania
ID Number:
CH.316231.197
Catalog number:
316231.197
Accession number:
217523
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a0-e07f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_2018
Online Media:

Soxhlet Extraction Tube

Measurements:
overall: 36.2 cm x 8.9 cm x 5.4 cm; 14 1/4 in x 3 1/2 in x 2 1/8 in
overall: 14 3/8 in x 3 1/8 in x 2 1/8 in; 36.5125 cm x 7.9375 cm x 5.3975 cm
Object Name:
Soxhlet Extraction Tube
Associated Place:
United States: New Jersey
Credit Line:
Gift of University of Pennsylvania
ID Number:
CH.316231.198
Catalog number:
316231.198
Accession number:
217523
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a0-e080-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_2019
Online Media:

SS - Chemistry Magazine - Helen Miles Davis 1. Includes: correspondence to Helen Davis; a copy of materials labeled "Theory and the Index User"; a transcript of a radio talk (1940) by Watson Davis entitled "Adventures in Science"; miscellaneous notes, ...

Collection Creator::
Davis, Watson, 1896-1967  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-197, Watson Davis Papers
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Watson Davis Papers
Watson Davis Papers / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa13-197-refidd1e971

Robert L. Shurr Script and Scrapbook for the Motion Picture "George Washington Carver"

Creator:
Parker, Ben (scriptwriter)  Search this
Shurr, Robert L. (scriptwriter)  Search this
Names:
RKO Pictures.  Search this
Tuskegee Institute  Search this
Carver, George Washington, 1864?-1943  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film stills
Clippings
Press releases
Screenplays
Scrapbooks
Date:
1939-1940, 1968
Summary:
The film, George Washington Carver, starring Carver himself, was filmed in 1939 and released in 1940. Ben Parker was the director and Robert L. Shurr wrote the screenplay.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a copy of the original script for the motion picture George Washington Carver and a scrapbook detailing the motion picture's press. The bulk of the material dates to the production and release of the film, 1939-1940. There is additional correspondence from Shurr concerning the film dated 1968. The scrapbook contains photographs from the film. There are reference copies for the script and scrapbook.
Biographical / Historical:
The film, George Washington Carver, was an independent production of Bryant Productions, directed by Ben Parker and written by Robert L. Shurr. An article on Dr. George Washington Carver in Life magazine reportedly inspired the original idea for Parker. After a personal visit by Parker, Carver consented not only to approve the film but to appear in it. Parker engaged Robert L. Shurr to write the screenplay, originally titled Devil Cotton or the Story of Dr. Carver. The screenplay combined both a documentary and fictional narrative style. The screenplay detailed Carver's early life including a fictitious romantic relationship. The cast included: Ralph Edwards, Raye Gilbert, John J. Marvin, and Milton Sprague.

Raising funds for the project and making the film were both difficult. Parker eventually raised $2,000 from Allen McDowell who is listed as one of the film's producers. The film, which reportedly cost $14,000, was shot in Alabama with a small crew and very basic equipment. The film crew and those helping with the filming experienced violence from the white community which reportedly stoned McDowell and two of the film's local white participants. The film was released independently and played in a few RKO owned theatres but apparently never recouped its cost. In 1940, $10,000 was taken in at the film's premiere at Tuskegee Institute. Most likely, this was the film's largest audience.

We have no further information about the production or producer, our initial research has been unable to locate any further details concerning this film. A print of the film in its entirety is not known to exist, but portions of it are seen in a thirty minute video from Schlesinger Video Productions entitled Black Americans of Achievement: George Washington Carver.

Carver, a world famous agrichemist, was born near Diamond Grove, Missouri, circa 1864 to a woman named Mary. In 1896, he went to Tuskegee Institute as the head of the Agricultural Department and stayed there until his death on January 5, 1943.

Carver found many uses for the peanut, sweet potato, pecan, soybean, and cotton stalk. His important contributions to the Southern economy were: to diversify, utilize the land more efficiently, and in an ecologically friendly way, build up the soil, cope with plant diseases, and utilize research results in farm activities.

Among the many honors he received were: fellow, British Royal Society of Arts, 1916; Spingarn Medal from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 1923; and the Theodore Roosevelt Medal, 1939. He was widely admired and Henry Ford included a replica of his birthplace at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan.

In his personal life Carver was never married and current scholarship indicates that he may have been homosexual. The historian, Horace L. Griffin, in his 2006 book Their Own Receive Them Not: African American Lesbians & Gays in Black Churches, details the clandestine homosexual life of Carver and others. Pertaining to Carver's habit of giving peanut oil massages to his male friends, Linda O. McMurry in her 1982 biography of Carver, George Washington Carver, Scientist and Symbol, relates, "Most of his male friends received at least one massage from the professor," but evidence that it ever went beyond massage is not detailed. Beginning in 1935, Carver's constant companion was Austin W. Curtis, Jr. a graduate of Cornell who taught at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical College before coming to Tuskegee and joining Carver as his assistant.

Rackham Holt, Carver's biographer, describes the relationship between the two men in his 1943 biography, George Washington Carver: an American Biography, "At last someone had been welcomed not merely into Dr. Carver's laboratory, but also into his heart. He believed that there was something providential in the coming of this young man, so intensely serious about his work and extremely competent at it, who was at the same time a genial companion; he was proud of him and loved and depended on him as his own son . . . . And the affection was returned in full measure. Mr. Curtis accompanied him everywhere, seeing to his comfort, shielding him from intrusion, and acting as his official mouthpiece." Carver had a standing invitation to visit Henry Ford at his plantation in Ways, Georgia, where guest rooms were kept prepared for both Carver and Curtis. Carver died in Tuskegee, Alabama on January 5, 1943 and was buried in the churchyard of the college chapel. The National Park Service owns and maintains 210 acres of the farm where Carver was born as the George Washington Carver National Monument.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Robert L. Shurr in October 1984.
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.
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.
Topic:
Motion pictures -- 1930-1940  Search this
Cotton stalks  Search this
Plant diseases  Search this
Pecan  Search this
Peanuts  Search this
Sweet potatoes  Search this
Agricultural chemists  Search this
Agriculture -- Research  Search this
African American scientists  Search this
Agricultural chemistry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Film stills
Clippings -- 1930-1950
Press releases -- 1930-1940
Screenplays -- 1930-1940
Scrapbooks -- 1900-1950
Citation:
Robert L. Shurr Script and Scrapbook for the Motion Picture "George Washington Carver", 1939-1968, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0133
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Robert L. Shurr Script and Scrapbook for the Motion Picture "George Washington Carver"
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0133

Edwin Emery Slosson (left) and O. E. May (right)

Subject:
Slosson, Edwin E (Edwin Emery) 1865-1929  Search this
May, O. E  Search this
Science Service  Search this
United States Department of Agriculture  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 5.33 x 3.17
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Topic:
Science journalism  Search this
Chemistry  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2009-3455]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_393400

Elements of agricultural chemistry, in a course of lectures for the Board of Agriculture. By Sir Humphrey Davy ... ; to which is added, A treatise on soils and manures as founded on actual experience, and as combined with the leading principles of agriculture; in which the theory and doctrines of Sir Humphry Davy, and other agricultural chemists, are rendered familiar to the experienced farmer; by a practical agriculturist

Title:
Agricultural chemistry
Author:
Davy, Humphry Sir 1778-1829  Search this
Sinclair, George 1786-1834  Search this
Bedford, John Russell Duke of 1766-1839  Search this
Practical agriculturist Treatise on soils and manures  Search this
Former owner:
Wills, J. W. DSI  Search this
Physical description:
304, 92 p., [8] leaves of plates (1 folded). illus. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1821
Topic:
Agricultural chemistry  Search this
Soils  Search this
Fertilizers  Search this
Call number:
S585 .D26 1821
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_609347

The principles of leather manufacture, by H.R. Proctor..

Author:
Procter, H. R (Henry Richardson) 1848-1927  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 512 p. front., illus., plates 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1903
Topic:
Leather  Search this
Call number:
TS965 .P89X 1903
TS965.P89X 1903
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_428252

Boussingault, chemist and agriculturist / F.W.J. McCosh

Author:
McCosh, F. W. J (Frederick William James) 1907-  Search this
Subject:
Boussingault, J. B (Jean Baptiste) 1802-1887  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 280 p., [2] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
France
Date:
1984
C1984
Topic:
Agricultural chemists--Biography  Search this
Call number:
S584.52.B68M33 1984X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_202883

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