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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

The Travers Papers, Official Records United States Postal History and Postage Stamps, Vols. I-II 1834-1851

Author:
Alexander, Thomas J.  Search this
Brett, George W.  Search this
Mueller, Barbara R.  Search this
Hulme, W. Wilson, II  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2011
Topic:
Postal service  Search this
Letter mail handling  Search this
Stamp collecting  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_109513

The manufacture of United States postage stamps / by George W. Brett

Author:
Brett, George W  Search this
Physical description:
p. 76-100 : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1958
1958?]
Topic:
Postage stamps  Search this
Call number:
HE6185.U5 B72 1958
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_606007

Canal Zone precancels / G.W. Brett

Author:
Brett, George W  Search this
Physical description:
38 leaves ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Canal Zone
Date:
1948
[1948]
Topic:
Postmarks  Search this
Postage stamps  Search this
Stamp collecting  Search this
Stamp collectors  Search this
Call number:
HE6184.P68 B845 1948
HE6184.P68B845 1948
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_409212

Printing methods and techniques / George Brett

Author:
Brett, George W  Search this
Pennsylvania State University  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 105 p., [4] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1985
C1985
Topic:
Postage-stamp printing  Search this
Printing--History  Search this
Postage stamp design  Search this
Call number:
HE6184.P7 B84 1985
HE6184.P7B84 1985
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_441395

Canal Zone first issue on cover / by Rudolph B. Weiler. And Canal Zone essays and proofs / by George W. Brett

Author:
Weiler, Rudolph B  Search this
Brett, George W Canal Zone essays and proofs  Search this
Physical description:
[27] p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Canal Zone
Date:
1955
Topic:
Covers (Philately)  Search this
Postage stamps  Search this
Call number:
HE6184.F57W45 1955X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_441856

U.S. postal agency, Barranquilla, Colombia / by George W. Brett

Author:
Brett, George W  Search this
American Philatelic Congress (21st : 1955)  Search this
Physical description:
94 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Colombia
Barranquilla
Date:
1955
Topic:
Postal service  Search this
Call number:
HE6371 .B84 1955
HE6371 .B84 1955
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_444241

U.S. banknote company postage stamp production dies, 1847-1894 / George W. Brett

Author:
Brett, George W  Search this
Physical description:
[65] leaves : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1989
1993
Between 1989 and 1993]
Topic:
Postage stamps--Flaws  Search this
Stamp collecting  Search this
Stamp collectors  Search this
Call number:
HE6184.E7 B84
HE6184.E7B84
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_444623

The Giori press; a comprehensive study of current stamp production at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Author:
Brett, George W  Search this
Bureau Issues Association  Search this
Subject:
United States Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 109 p. illus. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1961
Topic:
Postage-stamp printing  Search this
Postage stamps  Search this
Call number:
HE6183 .B84
HE6183.B84
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_154941

Printing outlines / by George Brett

Author:
Brett, George W  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ;28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1985
[1985]
Topic:
Postage-stamp printing  Search this
Postage stamp design  Search this
Printing--History  Search this
Call number:
HE6184.P7 B74 1985a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_956709

United States postal history and postage stamps : official records / Compiled by Thomas J. Alexander, George W. Brett, W. Wilson Hulme II ; Edited by Barbara R. Mueller

Title:
Travers papers : official records : United States postal history and postage stamps
Author:
Lee, James E  Search this
Alexander, Thomas J  Search this
Brett, George W  Search this
Hulme, W. Wilson 1946-2007  Search this
Mueller, Barbara R  Search this
Subject:
United States Post Office Department History  Search this
United States Postal Service History  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2011
Topic:
Postage stamps--History  Search this
Call number:
HE6371 .U535 2011
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_995067

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