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Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1868
Collection Restrictions:
Freedmen's Bureau Digital Collection, 1865–1872, is a product of and owned by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution. Copyright for digital images is retained by the donor, FamilySearch International; permission for commercial use of the digital images may be requested from FamilySearch International, Intellectual Property Office, at: cor-intellectualproperty@ldschurch.org.
Collection Citation:
Courtesy of the U. S. National Archives and Records Administration, FamilySearch International, and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Identifier:
NMAAHC.FB.M1048, Item 4.1.4.2
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Records of the Assistant Commissioner for State of Virginia, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1869
Records of the Assistant Commissioner for State of Virginia, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1869 / Series 4: Letters and Telegrams Received / 4.1: Registers of Communications Received / 4.1.4: Entered in Registers 8 – 9
Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/io339ab0c48-e086-4df9-9573-b902cd6dd47a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmaahc-fb-m1048-ref103
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Philadelphia Typewriter Company Records

Author:
Philadelphia Typewriter Company  Search this
Watkins, J. Elfreth (John Elfreth), 1852-1903  Search this
Names:
Moto-Cycle Manufacturing Company  Search this
Alder, Cyrus  Search this
Brooks, Byron A.  Search this
Edwards, John C.  Search this
Smith, Edward F.  Search this
Travis, William H.  Search this
Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanisms  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Business records
Correspondence
Place:
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Date:
1886-1902
Summary:
Chiefly correspondence of John E. Watkins, a key organizer and officer of the Philadelphia Typewriter Company.
Scope and Contents:
The records contain correspondence chiefly of John Elfreth Watkins, a key organizer and officer of the company. Watkins was also a curator of Transportation at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., and later "accepted a salaried position…building up the technological collections pertaining to the transportation industry." The correspondence also concerns the organization and operation of the Philadelphia Typewriter Company.
Biographical / Historical:
The Philadelphia Typewriter Company was organized July 25, 1886, to manufacture typewriters designed by Byron A. Brooks. A year later, he sold his shares to the Philadelphia Typewriter Company (then under the management of John Elfreth Watkins, president, and John C. Edwards, both of Washington, D.C.; William H. Travis, secretary; and Edward F. Smith, treasurer, both of Philadelphia, Pa., and Cyrus Adler of Baltimore, Md.). They organized and operated the Philadelphia Typewriter Manufacturing Company, which was briefly called the "Moto-Cycle Manufacturing Company."

Sources

According to C.P. Keane and J. Emmerick, eds., "Marvyn Scudder Manual of Extinct or Obsolete Companies" (Vol. I, p. 968), the Philadelphia Typewriter Company went out of existence in 1900 when its stock lost its value.

Watkins was later a curator of Transportation at the Smithsonian Institution; he "accepted a salaried position...building up the technological collections pertaining to the transportation industry." (Dictionary of American Biography, Vol. XIX, 1936, p. 539.)
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
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.
Topic:
Typewriters -- 1880-1910  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business records -- 1880-1910
Correspondence -- 1880-1910
Citation:
Philadelphia Typewriter Company Records, 1886-1902, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0123
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Philadelphia Typewriter Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8785b4251-46fc-4fb3-a653-545eb1b31193
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0123

H

Type:
Archival materials
Date:
Mar.–May 1866
Collection Restrictions:
Freedmen's Bureau Digital Collection, 1865–1872, is a product of and owned by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution. Copyright for digital images is retained by the donor, FamilySearch International; permission for commercial use of the digital images may be requested from FamilySearch International, Intellectual Property Office, at: cor-intellectualproperty@ldschurch.org.
Collection Citation:
Courtesy of the U. S. National Archives and Records Administration, FamilySearch International, and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Identifier:
NMAAHC.FB.M752, File 2.4.8
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Registers and Letters Received by the Commissioner of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1872
Registers and Letters Received by the Commissioner of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1872 / Series 2: Letters Received / 2.4: Entered in Register 4
Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/io35ce5e52b-3ffd-4d58-9e29-b15ca7ca00bf
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmaahc-fb-m752-ref123
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