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Bernard Levine Sample Book Collection

Manufacturer:
Milwaukee Printed String Company  Search this
Modern Vogue Company, Inc.  Search this
Orchard Paper Company  Search this
American Lace Paper Company  Search this
Collector:
Levine, Bernard  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 vertical box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Trade literature
Sample books
Place:
Saint Louis (Mo.)
Milwaukee (Wis.)
Wisconsin
Date:
circa 1930s.
Scope and Contents:
Five sample books from the 1930s: (1) Christmas wrapping paper manufactured by Gift Wrap, (2) shelf paper made by the American Lace Paper Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, (3) confectionery bag samples and stock designs for printing by the Orchard Paper Company of Saint Louis, (4) gift wrapping paper made by Modern Vogue Co., Inc., and (5) a sample sheet of ribbons manufactured by the Milwaukee Printed String Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Provenance:
This collection was donated by Bernard Levine, in March 1987.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research use.
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:
Print Advertising  Search this
advertising -- History  Search this
Gift wrapping  Search this
Gift wraps  Search this
advertising -- 1930-1940 -- California  Search this
Genre/Form:
Trade literature
Sample books
Citation:
Bernard Levine Sample Book Collection, 1930s, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0278
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8aa617440-a4dd-4dfc-85fa-db26c551f5d5
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0278
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Polly Salmon Account Book

Author:
Salmon, Polly (merchant)  Search this
Former owner:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 volume)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Account books
Place:
Boston (Mass.) -- 18th century
Date:
1785-1787
Summary:
This collection consists of one volume.
Scope and Contents:
Manuscript account book documenting payments to other individuals. 21 pp.; remainder blank. Money recorded in English currency.
Biographical / Historical:
Boston storekeeper.
Provenance:
Purchased from Goodspeed's Book Shop, Inc., August 19, 1960.
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:
Merchants -- 18th century -- Boston (Mass.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts -- 18th century
Account books -- 18th century
Citation:
Polly Salmon Account Book, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0040
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8e441e13d-fc85-4deb-b2c3-225c3a5c56d0
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0040
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John D. Crimmins Collection

Creator:
Crimmins, John Daniel, 1844-1917 (contractor)  Search this
Former owner:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life  Search this
Extent:
1.8 Cubic feet (6 boxes )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Programs
Menus
Admission tickets
Invitations
Announcements
Date:
1880-1919
Scope and Contents:
This collection is comprised primarily of menus. There are also programs, seating plans, invitations, announcements and admission cards from functions attended by John D. Crimmins. Some material bears autographs of other guests and/or rotations made by Mr. Crimmins. There are many items from civic, political, business, Roman Catholic and Irish American organizations.

Numerous programs or menus produced especially for each occasion by firms such as Dempsey and Carroll, Malcolm and Hayes and Tiffany are uniquely designed and decorated with photographs, embossing or water color paintings. There are a few menus printed on ribbons and one, from the Vulcan Detinning Company, printed on metal. Included in the collection are three programs dated after Mr. Crimmins' death and one example of political humor.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged alphabetically by host or sponsoring organization. Where no host is named or there are several hosts, the material is filed by the name of the guest of honor or the event.
Biographical / Historical:
John Daniel Crimmins, Senior, contractor and philanthropist, was born May 18, 1844 in New York City, of parents who earlier had immigrated from Ireland. After graduating from college he joined his father's contracting business, becoming a partner in 1864 and head of the firm in 1873. The firm was involved in the construction of public works, churches, hospitals and other projects and buildings. Mr. Crimmins belonged to and held office in many organizations civic, social, and philanthropic. He was an active member of the Democratic party and served as New York City Park Commissioner, Presidential elector, and member of the New York State Constitutional Convention. Presumably, he was an active member of the Tammany Hall group. A Roman Catholic, Mr. Crimmins worked for the church in a variety of roles, from university trustee to waiter at a Christmas dinner for the poor. Through business contacts and affiliation with various organizations, Mr. Crimmins as guest or host attended numerous public and private functions, many of which involved well known figures of the time. John D. Crimmins died November 9, 1917.

SourcesWho Was Who in America. Volume I, 1897 1942 and The New York Times, November 9, 1317, page 13.
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.
Genre/Form:
Programs
Menus
Admission tickets
Invitations
Announcements
Citation:
John D. Crimmins Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0398
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8a8bd49b7-737d-4cce-9df5-e028f001a5be
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0398
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Frances Benjamin Johnston and Thomas W. Smillie Glass Plate Negatives

Photographer:
Johnston, Frances Benjamin, 1864-1952  Search this
Smillie, T. W. (Thomas William), 1843-1917  Search this
Printer:
Talman, Hugh (photographer)  Search this
MacCormack, Forrest (intern)  Search this
Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life  Search this
Names:
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.) -- Photographs  Search this
Extent:
2 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Contact prints
Place:
White House (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.) -- 1890-1900
Chicago Ill. -- 1890-1900
Date:
circa 1888-1899, 1906, 1993
Summary:
Twenty glass plate negatives and reference copy prints of the images taken between the late 1880s and the early 1900s by Frances Benjamin Johnston and Thomas W. Smillie. The images depict the skyline of Washington D.C., views from the 1893 World's Fair: Columbian Exposition, blueprints for the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building, and an unidentified orchestra.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of twenty glass plate negatives and associated reference copy prints depicting scenes from the 1893 World's Fair: Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois as well as images of the Washington D.C. skyline dating from between 1888 and 1899. The glass plate negatives range in size from 17" x 20" to 20" x 24" while the silver gelatin, resin-coated paper prints are all 20" x 24". All the images are black and white.

Series 1, Glass Plate Negatives, 1893, 1906, circa 1888-1899, is arranged by a numbering system, possibly assigned by the Smithsonian Office of Printing and Photographic Services (OPPS). The numbers were etched or written on the negatives, for example 3107. The series begins with the numbered images from Washington DC (#3101-#3107), followed by images without identifying numbers. The numbered images from the 1893 Columbian Exposition (non-inclusive #11302-11359) come next, followed by the images without identifying numbers.

The images of Washington D.C., when arranged in the following sequence, form a panorama of the Washington D.C. city: #3103, #3107, #3104, #3101, #3106, #3105, #3102. The images were taken from the tower of the Smithsonian Castle facing north, beginning with a view of the United States Capitol Building in the east (#3102) and ending with a view of the incomplete Washington Monument in the west (#3103). An unnumbered image of the United States Capitol taken after 1899 from the tower of the Old Post Office and Clock Tower looking down Pennsylvania Avenue is included. Two unnumbered blueprints dated July 19, 1906 show the second and third floor layouts of the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building.

The images of the 1893 World's Fair: Columbian Exposition show various buildings built for the event as well as a replica of the Battleship Illinois which was constructed to illustrate advances in naval technology. Exterior views of the Administration Building, Government Building, Palace of Fine Arts, Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building as well as an interior view of the World's Fair Post Office in the Government Building are found among the negatives. A number of the images appear to have been taken from atop some of the buildings looking down.

One unnumbered and unidentified picture of a musical orchestra sitting on stage is included at the end of the series.

Series 2, Copy prints, 1993, include duplicate or, in some instances triplicate, photographic copy prints of the images from the glass plate negatives. In the case of #11311 and #11359, no copy prints exist. The silver gelatin prints on resin-coated paper were created in the fall of 1993.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in two series.

Series 1: Glass Plate Negatives, 1893, 1906, circa 1888-1899

Series 2: Copy prints (reference copies), 1993
Biographical / Historical:
While the origin and provenance of some of the glass plate negatives is uncertain, it is likely that the images were created by Smithsonian photographer and curator Thomas W. Smillie and by Frances Benjamin Johnston, a prominent female photographer who was a protege of Smillie's.

Thomas W. Smillie was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1843 and emigrated to the United States when he was five years old. He attended Georgetown University, where he studied medicine and chemistry. Shortly thereafter he became a photographer for the Smithsonian and remained with the institution until his death in 1917. In 1896 he was named "custodian" of photography for the Institution, in essence becoming its first photography curator. He staged photographic exhibits and actively collected both images and equipment related to photography.

Frances Benjamin Johnston was an early pioneer for women in the field of photography and photojournalism. Born in 1864 in Grafton, West Virginia, Johnston studied art in Maryland and later at the Académie Julien in Paris. Her high-profile family connection with the Eastman family as well as her insatiable appetite for knowledge about photographic processes quickly propelled her to a formidable professional career. Her work appeared in publications such as The Ladies' Home Journal, Harper's Weekly, and Cosmopolitan, among others. As an apprentice to Thomas W. Smillie, Johnston was engaged to photograph the 1893 World's Fair: Columbian Exposition in Chicago. She made Washington D.C. her home and had the opportunity to photograph a large number of high profile individuals and government officials, including five United States presidents. Her photography often documented mundane and commonplace aspects of life rather than spectacular or prominent ones. Later in her career she focused her photography on colonial architecture, with images of houses, barns, and other buildings that intentionally showed everyday life in the United States South rather than high profile structures which had already been well-documented. She moved to New Orleans in 1940 and died in 1952.
Related Materials:
Materials at the Smithsonian Institution

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Records, circa 1883-1984 (SIA RU000529)

Field Research Photographs, circa 1909-1924 (SIA Acc. 02-086)

Personnel Records, 1892-1952 (SIA Acc. 05-123)

Collected Registers, 1908-1912 and undated (SIA Acc. 06-138)

National Anthropological Archives

Glass Negatives of Indians (Collected by Bureau of American Ethnology)
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Reference photograph copies should be used where possible. Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special care is required when handling the glass plate negatives both because of their large size and because some of the negatives are broken.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass -- 1890-1900
Contact prints -- 1950-2000
Citation:
Frances Benjamin Johnston and Thomas W. Smillie Glass Plate Negatives, 1888-1906, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0416
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep87663a8df-35c5-404f-bf6e-be13aa5b86bf
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0416

Alexander Smith Account and Letter Book

Author:
Smith, Alexander, fl. 1790s  Search this
Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life  Search this
Donor:
Dodd, Jean M., Mrs.  Search this
Names:
Washington, George, 1732-1799  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume (1 folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Manuscripts
Letter books
Account books
Place:
Alexandria (Va.) -- 1790s
Date:
1792-1797
Summary:
Correspondence of Alexander Smith, a merchant living in Alexandria, Virginia, correspondence consists of copies of his letters to other merchants. Of particular interest is a letter dated 1796 November 9, from Smith to George Washington concerning Smith's loan repayment.
Scope and Contents:
In 1792-1797, Alexander Smith, a merchant living in Alexandria, Va., kept a record of dry goods purchased and sold. Most of the 1797 correspondence is copies of his letters to other merchants. Of particular interest is a letter dated 9 November 1796, from Smith to George Washington concerning Smith's loan repayment. Washington's response of 14 November 1796 can be found in "The Writings of George Washington, 1745-1799" by John C. Fitzpatrick.
Approx. 1/3 of the ledger consists of general accounts, 1/3 of accounts at "Difficult Mill," and the remaining third copies of letters from Alexander Smith.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Mrs. Jean M. Dodd, 1963, July 25.
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:
Commerce -- 1780-1800  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts -- 18th century
Letter books -- 1780-1800
Account books -- 18th century
Citation:
Alexander Smith Account and Letter Book, 1792-1797, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0083
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8b4c9444a-18a1-47c3-af25-35156e7ac2ee
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0083
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Ramsay Family Papers

Author:
Ramsay, William, 1716-1785 (minister)  Search this
Names:
Alexandria Dyeing and Cloth Dressing Establishment  Search this
Alexandria Turnpike Co.  Search this
Snicker's Gap Turnpike Co.  Search this
Washington National Monument Society  Search this
Ramsay family -- 18th century -- Virginia  Search this
Bartleman, William  Search this
Carlyle, John  Search this
Dalton, John  Search this
Dinwiddie, Robert  Search this
Dixon, John  Search this
Fairfax, George William  Search this
Fauquier, F.  Search this
Frazier, Joseph  Search this
Gilpin, G.  Search this
Gilpin, Thomas  Search this
Gilpin, William  Search this
Henry, Patrick, Jr  Search this
Irving, Washington, 1783-1859  Search this
Johnston, George  Search this
Lee, Richard  Search this
Madison, James  Search this
McCarthy, Daniel  Search this
McCarty, Dennis  Search this
Ramsay, Anthony  Search this
Ramsay, Betty ("Betsy")  Search this
Ramsay, Dennis  Search this
Ramsay, Edward  Search this
Roberts, M.  Search this
Rumsey, James  Search this
Sanford, Capt. Edward  Search this
Stewart, James  Search this
Stoddert, Benjamin  Search this
Washington, George, 1732-1799  Search this
Wythe, George  Search this
Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life  Search this
Extent:
3.5 Cubic feet (9 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Clippings
Genealogical tables
Account books
Financial records
Correspondence
Family papers
Wills
Legal documents
Obituaries
Tickets
Manuscripts
Insurance policies
Place:
Alexandria (Va.) -- 18th century
Virginia -- 18th century
Date:
1749-1924; 1957
Summary:
An extensive range of papers relating to the Ramsay family of Alexandria, Virginia.
Scope and Contents:
Original and photocopied correspondence, financial papers, newspaper clippings, legal documents, insurance policies, account book, genealogical notes, wills, lottery tickets, and currency, documenting the activities of the Ramsay family of Alexandria, Virginia and related families.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged topically.
Biographical / Historical:
William Ramsay (1716-1785), a Scottish Presbyterian minister, played a major role in the establishment of Alexandria, Virginia and later served as its mayor. His son, Dennis, also served as mayor and as a colonel in the Continental Army. Other descendants remained active in local affairs.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Heirs of William and Dennis Ramsay,1962, April 30.
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:
Clergy -- 18th century -- Virginia  Search this
Domestic relations -- 18th century -- Virginia  Search this
City and town life -- 18th century -- Virginia  Search this
Community life -- 18th century -- Virginia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings -- newspaper -- Virginia
Genealogical tables -- Virginia
Account books -- 18th century
Financial records -- 18th century
Correspondence -- 18th century
Family papers -- 18th century
Wills -- Virginia
Legal documents -- Virginia
Obituaries
Tickets -- Lottery
Manuscripts -- 18th century
Insurance policies -- Virginia
Citation:
Ramsay Family Papers, 1749-1924, 1957, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0088
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep82132e846-9b85-49b6-9259-07a6d6d56e23
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0088
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Domestic Life Glass Photograph Collection

Donor:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Photographs
Place:
Chicago (Ill.)
St. Paul (Minn.)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
circa 1900
Scope and Contents note:
Miscellaneous glass photonegatives and lantern slides, originally housed in cardboard plate boxes, some containing newspaper clipping separators with dates as late as 1961. Subjects include a flood in 1911, family photographs and portraits, and buildings, with labels indicating locations such as Chicago, St.Paul, etc. The lantern slides depict art historical subjects and may be academic lecture materials.
Arrangement:
Organization by plate size. Unarranged at this time.
Biographical / Historical:
The lantern slides and glass photographs include miscellaneous family photographs and portraits, photographs of buildings, and art historical subjects.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site.,Contact David Haberstich, Head of Photographic Collections, for an appointment.,As this collection is glass, it must be handled with extreme care. Researchers must handle the material with gloves.
Rights:
Photographs available for reproduction. Most probably in public domain. Fees for commercial use.
Topic:
Art -- History -- Lectures  Search this
Floods -- 1910-1920 -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides -- Lectures
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass -- 1900-1920
Citation:
Domestic Life Glass Photograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0292
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8d93ff87f-97b5-4051-9752-335781e10f37
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0292

Division of Domestic Life Greeting Card Collection

Creator:
Norcross Greeting Card Company (New York (N.Y.))  Search this
Norcross Greeting Card Company (West Chester (Pa.))  Search this
Prang, Louis, fl. 1880-1900  Search this
Rust Craft Greeting Card Company (Dedham (Mass.))  Search this
Rust Craft Greeting Card Company (West Chester (Pa.))  Search this
Tuck, Raphael, fl. 1880s  Search this
Ward, Marcus, fl. 1880s  Search this
Former owner:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life  Search this
Extent:
6 Cubic feet (18 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Greeting cards
Valentines
Scrapbooks
Date:
ca. 1854-1975.
Scope and Contents note:
Includes greeting cards primarily filed by season or occasion and by name of designer/manufacturer, e.g., Valentines, Christmas cards, and cards by Louis Prang, Raphael Tuck, Marcus Ward, and a number of 20th century designers and manufacturers. Includes mechanical, hand-drawn, cutout, and fringed cards. Also other types of material, such as postcards, calling cards, and scrapbooks of cards.
Arrangement:
1 series. Arranged roughly by type.
Provenance:
These cards are from a variety of donors and accessions, from the 1960s through the 1970s.
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:
Christmas  Search this
Holidays in art -- 1850-1980  Search this
Holidays  Search this
Genre/Form:
Greeting cards -- 1850-1980
Valentines
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Division of Domestic Life Greeting Card Collection, ca. 1854-1975, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0109
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8cf5f54e4-4a5e-41f4-8f03-7dd41f73e09f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0109
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New England Merchant and Farmer Account Book

Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 volume)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Account books
Place:
New England
Date:
1813-1859
Summary:
This collection consists of one volume from a New England merchant.
Scope and Contents:
Account book of an unidentified merchant and farmer from New England includes entries for items purchased and sold, and a record of persons employed.
Provenance:
Purchased from Goodspeed's Book Shop, Inc., August 19, 1960.
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:
Agriculture -- 1810-1860  Search this
Domestic and family life  Search this
Farmers -- 19th century  Search this
Merchants  Search this
Genre/Form:
Account books -- 19th century
Citation:
New England Merchant and Farmer Account Book, 1813-1859, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0039
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep83f71b5d2-c70e-4adf-85d1-aa270659ac91
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0039
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Daniel M. Leland Account Book

Author:
Leland, Daniel M. (merchant)  Search this
Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (1 volume)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Business records
Account books
Manuscripts
Place:
Shippensburg (Pa.)
Date:
1789-1791; 1837.
Summary:
This collection consists of one account book.
Scope and Contents:
Includes account of Daniel M. Leland, Shippensburg, Pa., a general merchant dealing in food and dry goods. Also includes account, 1837, of a merchant from Lexington, ?.
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:
Dry-goods  Search this
Merchants  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business records -- 18th century
Account books -- 19th century
Account books -- 18th century
Manuscripts -- 19th century
Manuscripts -- 18th century
Citation:
Daniel M. Leland Account Book, Archives Center, National Museum ofAmerican History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0029
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep88aeacc5b-6e9a-4d01-b85a-cf9913abbaa5
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0029

Treadwell Account Books

Author:
Treadwell, Sanford L.  Search this
Treadwell, George B.  Search this
Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life  Search this
Donor:
Wilkinson, Madeleine  Search this
Extent:
3 Items (1 folder, 3 books)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Account books
Place:
Mittineagus (Mass.)
Massachusetts
Date:
1861-1865
Scope and Contents:
Includes accounts of several employees of George B. and Sanford L. Treadwell of Mittineagus, Massachusetts, written on small pieces of paper sewn between covers of calfskin. One volume is for 1861, one for 1862, and the other for 1863-1865.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Miss Madeleine Wilkinson, November 10, 1955
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:
Agriculture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Account books -- 19th century
Citation:
Treadwell Account Books, 1861-1865, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Madeleine Wilkinson.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0026
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep81eb59e34-8990-4ecb-a2dc-2acfdfffd1ed
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0026

Henry Fuller Account Books

Creator:
Fuller, Henry (merchant)  Search this
Wilkinson, Madeleine  Search this
Former owner:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life  Search this
Names:
Leet, Mary ((Mrs. Jude Ludington))  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic feet (1,folder:,2,items.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Account books
Business records
Place:
West Springfield (Mass.) -- 1850-1870
Date:
1856-1862.
Scope and Contents:
Two account books, 1856-1862, of Henry Fuller, West Springfield, Massachusetts, for agricultural supplies and equipment, and miscellaneous expenses.
Biographical/Historical note:
Fuller was a husband of Mary Leet (Mrs. Jude) Ludington. See also collection #27.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Miss Madeleine Wilkinson, 1955, November 10.
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:
Agricultural supplies and equipment -- 1850-1870  Search this
Genre/Form:
Account books -- 19th century
Business records -- 19th century
Citation:
Henry Fuller Account Books, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0028
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8166e7d7a-d73e-450a-8b63-bcacf248ec18
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0028

Mary Leet Account Book

Author:
Leet, Mary  Search this
Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life  Search this
Names:
Leet, Pelatiah, -1806  Search this
Extent:
1 Folder
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Inventories
Account books
Place:
Connecticut
Guilford (Conn.) -- 1800-1810
Date:
1806-1810
Scope and Contents:
Personal property inventory of Pelatiah Leet (died 1806), and accounts against his widow, Mary Leet, for board, clothing, and medicine, etc., 1806-1810. Inscribed, "The Widow Mary Leet of Guilford...Account Against Mary Leet ye 2d as Her Gaurdean & Provider, For Board Cloathing Medicines & Necessaries..." (Orig. cat. no. 393,293.) Plus separate page from manuscript inventory (original cat. no. 393,294). See also collection #28.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Miss Madeleine Wilkinson, November 10, 1955.
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:
Family -- 1800-1850  Search this
Genre/Form:
Inventories -- 1800-1810
Account books -- 19th century
Citation:
Mary Leet Account Book, 1806-1810, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0027
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep89068c38a-3aec-4a48-9d52-c4caf91c1ecc
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0027

Boston General Store Account Book

Creator:
Boston General Store.  Search this
Former owner:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 volume)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Account books
Place:
Boston (Mass.) -- 1800-1830
Date:
1807-1830
Scope and Contents note:
Account book of a Boston storekeeper of food and small general household goods.
Provenance:
Goodspeed's Book Shop, Inc.,Purchase.,8/19/60.,236051.
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:
Family -- 1800-1850  Search this
Merchants  Search this
Genre/Form:
Account books -- 19th century
Citation:
Boston General Store Account Book, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0038
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Boston General Store Account Book
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep81049f4fc-0a3f-4eac-aa37-949a521a6863
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0038
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American Furniture Industries Survey Collection

Creator:
Woodward, Inc.  Search this
Vaughan Furniture Co., The.  Search this
Steelcase, Inc.  Search this
Lane Company, The.  Search this
Kessler Industries, Inc.  Search this
Jasper Cabinet Co.  Search this
Howland, Richard H., Dr. (special assistant to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (1978-1979))  Search this
Hooker Furniture Corp.  Search this
Furniture World.  Search this
American Heirloom Galleries.  Search this
Drexel Heritage Furnishings  Search this
Broyhill Industries.  Search this
Century Furniture Co., Inc.  Search this
Bass Brothers Furniture Co.  Search this
Former owner:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life  Search this
Extent:
4 Cubic feet (10 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Schedules
Sales catalogs
Date:
1977-1980
Scope and Contents note:
The collection consists of the raw materials (completed schedules and catalogues) for a survey of material of historical interest and importance associated with American furniture manufacturers. There is a folder for each of the approximately 210 furniture manufacturing companies asked to participate in the survey, filed alphabetically by company.

Nearly all of the material has been kept in the original folders (not acid free) which are filed alphabetically by company. It is in excellent condition (1988) but should be transferred to acid free folders if a decision to keep it indefinitely is made).
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged alphabetically by company name.
Biographical/Historical note:
This collection constitutes the raw materials from an attempt to survey the archival holdings of American furniture manufacturers which was undertaken by the office of Dr. Richard H. Howland, Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution in 1978-1979. The survey was intended as a preliminary study of industry owned collections and the possibility of a repository for such material. A letter and schedule were sent to approximately 210 furniture companies in the summer of 1979. In some instances follow up letters were sent in the fall. Each company was asked to complete a single page schedule and to send a catalogue if available.

Of the approximately 210 companies which received schedules, over 100 companies failed to respond. Forty five schedules were returned and more then 60 companies provided catalogues. Several companies sent brochures, pamphlets or annual reports in addition to or in lieu of catalogues. A few folders contain correspondence relating to prospective visits by the project director, or to preliminary plans for the survey.

The material received was not analyzed and no formal report was written. Funding did not materialize and the project was discontinued.

David A. Hanks, who worked on various projects under Dr. Howland's sponsorship before moving to New York in 1979 and Mrs. Johanna Rieg, a volunteer, worked on the project.

Page 5 of David Hanks paper before the Decorative Arts Archives Conference held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on October 21, 1979 refers to a report by Mrs. Rieg on the initial findings of the survey. A telephone conversation with Mrs. Rieg March 2, 1988 indicated that her statement was an informal one not a written paper. At that time the project was not far enough along for any significant data to be available.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use.
Topic:
Furniture industry and trade  Search this
advertising  Search this
Business -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Schedules
Sales catalogs
Citation:
American Furniture Industries Survey Collection, 1978-1980, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0286
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American Furniture Industries Survey Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8e61c93c3-e322-4ed1-946c-49f71d40d8b5
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0286

Mount Joy, Pennsylvania General Store Daybook

Creator:
Mount Joy, Pennsylvania General Store  Search this
Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 volume.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Daybooks
Place:
Mount Joy (Pa.) -- 1860-1870
Lancaster County (Pa.) -- 1860-1870
Date:
1863-1864
Scope and Contents:
Includes entries of items sold (including groceries, small household items, and general hardware).
Provenance:
Collection donated by Benjamin Weschler, 1969, September 4.
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:
Hardware stores -- 1860-1870 -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Family -- 1860-1870  Search this
General stores -- 1860-1870 -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Merchants -- 1860-1870  Search this
Genre/Form:
Daybooks -- 1860-1870
Citation:
Mount Joy, Pennsylvania General Store Day Book, 1863-1864, Archives Center, National Museum of American History,
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0031
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep855db3cfb-cb7f-4e8b-a333-19e15daccc9c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0031

Captain Henry Piercy Property Account

Author:
Piercy, Henry, Captain (landlord)  Search this
Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Account books
Place:
Alexandria (Va.) -- Real estate, commercial
Date:
1793-1799
Scope and Contents:
This one-page property account of Captain Henry Piercy, Alexandria, Va., describes rents received, taxes paid on properties.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Howard, Katherine Piercy, 1968.
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:
Landlords  Search this
Real property -- Commercial -- 1790-1800 -- Virginia -- Alexandria  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts -- 18th century
Account books -- 18th century
Citation:
Captain Henry Piercy Property Account, 1793-1799, Archives Center,National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0041
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep80642925a-c4c9-4138-a97a-51ddb88d182f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0041

Paris Exposition Universelle Photoprints

Creator:
Exposition universelle internationale de 1900 (Paris, France)  Search this
Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic feet (2 boxes , paper prints, 7-3/8 x 9-3/8," Silver gelatin, on mounts)
199 Photographic prints
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
Tour Eiffel (Paris, France)
Paris (France) -- 1900-1910
Date:
1900
Scope and Contents:
Photographs of the Paris Universal Exposition of 1900, which record many buildings and pavilions that were among the chief points of interest, including the Monumental Entrance, Art Palaces and the Bridge of Alexander III, national pavilions lining the Seine River, and the Palace of Machinery; also, views of Paris from the Eiffel Tower, and statuary. Photographer unidentified; images appear to be an official documentation, perhaps commissioned by the exposition organizers.
Arrangement:
1 series. Numerical by original museum catalogue numbers.
Biographical / Historical:
L'Exposition Universelle de Paris, 1900, represented a desire to awe and mystify a new generation in a new century.,In 1892 the Republic of France announced her intention to host the Universal Exposition and dreamed of uniting the nations in a common project; many promptly accepted and planned exhibits enthusiastically. Central Paris was chosen as the fairgrounds, an area containing three great buildings, such as the Eiffel Tower, constructed for past world's fairs; an area on the right bank of the Seine was later added. Exhibits included the "Cineorama," with hand-colored films, phonograph music, and live commentary, which was the first of many developments in film technique and presentation which had their first public showing at world exhibitions, the Mareorama, and other attractions. Art Nouveau, the creative rage of the exhibition, seemed to symbolize its theme.
Provenance:
Division of Domestic Life.,National Museum of American History.,Transfer.,1990/05/31.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site.,Photographs must be handled with gloves.
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:
Exhibitions -- 1900 -- Paris -- France  Search this
Architecture, Modern -- 1900 -- Paris -- France  Search this
World's fairs  Search this
Citation:
Paris Exposition Universelle Photoprints, 1900, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0373
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep835461899-e58c-4230-913c-e13019bfcf22
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0373

Joshua Gist Account Book and Related Materials

Creator:
Gist, Joshua (merchant)  Search this
Former owner:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (2 folders )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Manuscripts
Account books
Place:
Maryland
New York (N.Y.) -- 18th century
Westminster (Md.)
Date:
1769-1822.
Scope and Contents note:
Account book of Joshua Gist, Westminster, Maryland, and others,including general account for the purchase and transportation of agricultural products, lists of muster rolls for the Militia of Maryland, 1794-1798. Also, miscellaneous notes of financial obligations, 1769-1800; and a letter, 1798, concerning payment for construction of fortifications of New York Harbor.
Arrangement:
Arranged chronologically by subject.
Provenance:
Collection transferred to the Archives Center from the Division of Domestic Life in 1997 (NMAH Acc. 1997.3022).
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:
Agricultural products  Search this
Militia -- 1790-1800 -- Maryland  Search this
Fortification  Search this
Military administrative -- 1790-1800  Search this
Muster rolls -- 18th century -- Maryland  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 18th century
Manuscripts -- 19th century
Manuscripts -- 18th century
Account books -- 18th century
Citation:
Joshua Gist Account Book & Related Materials, 1769-1822, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0044
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep89b0e16c2-d815-4ece-8177-761ab389c036
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0044

Nathaniel Greene Wilcox Collection

Topic:
Rushville Times (newspaper)
Collector:
Wilcox, Nathaniel Greene, Colonel  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic feet (2 folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Legal documents
Clippings
Place:
Illinois -- 19th century
Date:
ca. 1843-1892; 1921.
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence with Nathaniel Greene Wilcox family; legal documents; newspaper clippings, including the July 3, 1860 issue of THE RUSHVILLE TIMES, illustrated with articles and editorials about the 1860 presidential candidates.
Arrangement:
Divided into three series: (1) Correspondence; (2) Legal documents; (3) Newspaper clippings.
Biographical / Historical:
Wilcox was a colonel in the Army, residing in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.
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:
Electioneering -- 1869-1970  Search this
Presidential candidates -- 1860-1870  Search this
Family -- 1840-1900  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 19th century
Legal documents -- 19th century
Clippings -- 19th century
Citation:
Nathaniel Greene Wilcox Collection, ca. 1843-1921, Archives Center.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0030
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8b4ac1921-0e1c-4ff9-9bbc-8b1b2b98c4be
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0030

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