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MacFarlane's Old Dye Works, Albany, New York

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series 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.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Commercial Laundries
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Commercial Laundries / Business Records, Marketing Material, and Other / 1: Manufacturers and Distributors
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep816090ebd-5300-4e86-ace4-abc41ddb8778
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-commercial-ref560

W.D. MacFarlane Scrapbook

Collector:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
MacFarlane, W.D.  Search this
Names:
MacFarlane's Old Dye Works  Search this
MacFarlane, Robert  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 Box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Obituaries
Marriage notices
Clippings
Place:
Albany (N.Y.) -- 1870-1900
New York -- 1870-1900
Date:
ca. 1870-1892.
Summary:
Scrapbook created by W. D. MacFarlane who was a partner, with his brother Robert, in the MacFarlane Old Dye Works in Albany, New York. The book contains chemical solutions for dying textiles, newspaper clippings, marriage and obituary notices, poems and political cartoons.
Scope and Contents:
This scrapbook contain several handwritten directions for preparation of chemical solutions for dying textiles various colors; newspaper clippings relate to a variety of subjects; and several marriage and obituary notices concerning the MacFarlane and Albright families of Albany. In addition, there are numerous clippings of poems and several political cartoons.
Biographical / Historical:
W.D. MacFarlane was apparently in the dyeing business in Albany, New York (MacFarlane's Old Dye Works) as a partner with his brother Robert. Their father, Robert MacFarlane (1815 1883) had emigrated from Scotland to the United States in 1836, where he carried on the family trade of dyeing, but also engaged in more intellectual pursuits, serving as editor of the Scientific American for seventeen years. There is little information on his sons.
Provenance:
This collection was presumably a part of the Warshaw Collection, which was purchased from Augusta Warshaw, widow of Isadore Warshaw, in 1971.
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:
Dyes and dyeing -- 1870-1900  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks -- 19th century
Obituaries
Marriage notices
Clippings -- 1850-1900
Citation:
W.D. MacFarlane Scrapbook, 1870-1892, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0337
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W.D. MacFarlane Scrapbook
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep818f49bfc-de33-490a-b6c8-33bcf8f4f036
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0337

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