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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

Pneumatic tube service Report of the Postmaster-general to Congress, relative to the investigation of pneumatic-tube systems for the transmission of mail, authorized by the act of June 2, 1900

Author:
United States Post Office Department  Search this
Physical description:
258 pages pl., plans 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1901
Topic:
Pneumatic-tube transportation  Search this
Postal service--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Call number:
HE7525 .U58 1901
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_276762

Report of the Pneumatic-Tube Postal Commission

Author:
United States Congress Joint Commission on Pneumatic Tubes  Search this
Physical description:
53 pages 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1914
Topic:
Pneumatic-tube transportation  Search this
Postal service--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Postal service  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1028048

Appareils présentés par M. Mandroux, contrôleur des postes et télégraphes

Title:
Exposition Universelle de 1889, classe 69
Author:
Mandroux, L.  Search this
Author:
Mandroux, L  Search this
Former owner:
Franklin Institute (Philadelphia, Pa.) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Exposition universelle de 1889 (Paris, France)  Search this
Physical description:
[13] leaves : illustrations, diagrams ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
France
Paris
Date:
1889
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Telegraph--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Postal service  Search this
Lithographed books  Search this
Call number:
TK5263 .M42 1889
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1098159

Post Office telegraphs : connections of telegraphic apparatus and circuits

Title:
Telegraph diagrams
Author:
Great Britain Post Office  Search this
Physical description:
296 pages, 102 folded leaves of plates : illustrations ; 11 x 16 cm
Type:
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
1906
Topic:
Telegraph--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Telegraph  Search this
Postal service  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1079599

U.S. Postal Service long life vehicle

Author:
General Motors Corporation Chevrolet Motor Division  Search this
Subject:
United States Postal Service Equipment and supplies Maintenance and repair  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill ; 28 cm
Type:
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Date:
1991
1991-
Topic:
Chevrolet automobile--Maintenance and repair  Search this
Call number:
TL215.C5 U77
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_827648

Special delivery : Canada's postal heritage / Chantal Amyot, Bianca Gendreau, John Willis ; edited by Francine Brousseau ; principal photography by Claire Dufour

Author:
Amyot, Chantal  Search this
Gendreau, Bianca 1960-  Search this
Willis, John  Search this
Brousseau, Francine  Search this
Canadian Museum of Civilization  Search this
Canadian Postal Museum  Search this
Physical description:
150 p. : col. ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Canada
Date:
2000
Topic:
Postal service--History  Search this
Postal service--Equipment and supplies--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_633457

Purchasing manual / United States Postal Service

Title:
United States Postal Service purchasing manual
Author:
United States Postal Service  Search this
Subject:
United States Postal Service Procurement  Search this
Physical description:
v. (loose-leaf) ; 30 cm
Type:
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Place:
United States
Date:
1997
1997-
Topic:
Postal service--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Call number:
HE6237 .U648 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_687087

Postal machines mechanic, U.S.P.S

Title:
This is your postal machines mechanic (U.S.P.S.) passbook, test preparation study guide, questions & answers
Author:
National Learning Corporation Civil Service Division  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Examinations, questions, etc
Place:
United States
Date:
1999
C1999
Topic:
Postal service  Search this
Machinery--Maintenance and repair--Examinations, questions, etc  Search this
Postal service--Equipment and supplies--Examinations, questions, etc  Search this
Civil service--Examinations  Search this
Call number:
HE6499 .P66 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_687810

Guide to the Manifest Mailing System

Author:
United States Postal Service  Search this
Subject:
United States Postal Service Automation  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (various pagings) : forms ; 29 x 27 cm
Type:
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Place:
United States
Date:
2002
[2002]
Topic:
Mail preparation--Automation  Search this
Postal service--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Call number:
HE6497.A8 U55 2002
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_693590

Pitney-Bowes bulletin

Title:
Bulletin
Author:
Pitney-Bowes, inc  Search this
Subject:
Pitney-Bowes, inc Periodicals  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1942
1942-
Topic:
Postal service--Equipment and supplies--Periodicals  Search this
Call number:
HE6237 .P686
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_509480

Catalog no. 101 / Waddell Postal Fixture Co

Title:
Waddell Postal Fixture Co. : complete post office equipments
Author:
Waddell Postal Fixture Co  Search this
Physical description:
63 p. ill
Type:
Books
Date:
1906
[1906?]
Topic:
Postal service--Equipment and supplies--Catalogs  Search this
Call number:
HE6237 .W33 1906a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_590180

Guide to the Manifest Mailing System

Author:
United States Postal Service  Search this
Subject:
United States Postal Service Automation  Search this
Physical description:
68, [138] p. : forms ; 28 cm
Type:
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Place:
United States
Date:
2000
[2000]
Topic:
Mail preparation--Automation  Search this
Postal service--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_593468

Post office supplies / by A.G. Tydeman

Author:
Tydeman, A. G  Search this
Great Britain Post Office Public Relations Department  Search this
Physical description:
18 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
1937
1937]
Topic:
Postal service--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Call number:
HE6935 .T97 1937
HE6935.T97 1937
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_410539

The Barry story / by Reg Morris & Robert J. Payne

Author:
Morris, Reg  Search this
Payne, Robert J  Search this
Subject:
Barry, William 1841-1915  Search this
Physical description:
3 v. : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
United States
Date:
1988
1989
C1988-c1989
Topic:
Postmarks  Search this
Cancellations (Philately)--Catalogs  Search this
Postal service--Equipment and supplies--History  Search this
Call number:
HE6185.U6M63 1988X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_438277

Eight years of postal engineering / Office of Research and Engineering, Post Office Department

Author:
United States Post Office Department Office of Research and Engineering  Search this
Physical description:
30 leaves : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1961
Topic:
Postal service--Research  Search this
Postal service--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Call number:
HE6318 .E34 1961
HE6318.E34 1961
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_441254

Postal locks : [a primer for the postal lock collector] / Mundy

Author:
Mundy, James R  Search this
Physical description:
iiii, 102 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1992
Topic:
Locks and keys--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Postal service--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Call number:
HE6497.K4 M96r 1992
HE6497.K4M96r 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_446048

Postal lock pat's / J.R. Mundy

Author:
Mundy, James R  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1992
1992]
Topic:
Locks and keys--Collectors and colleting  Search this
Postal service--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Call number:
HE6497.K4 M96 1992
HE6497.K4M96 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_446049

Specifications for United States mail wagon : (size no. 1) to be used in the performance of regulation screen wagon mail messenger, transfer, and mail station service / issued by the Post Office Department

Author:
United States Post Office Department  Search this
Physical description:
18 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1904
Topic:
Wagons--Specifications  Search this
Postal service--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Horse-drawn vehicles  Search this
Call number:
TS2025 .U57 1904
TS2025.U57 1904
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_446360

Carry-van model no. 300 : service manual, operation instructions, lubrication instructions, parts list (illustrated)

Author:
Chas. D. Briddell, Inc Carry-Van Division  Search this
Physical description:
35 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1959
[c1959]
Topic:
Trucks  Search this
Postal service--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Call number:
TL230 .C319 1959
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_459538

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