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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

Pamphlets relating to telegraph matters:

Collection Creator:
United Telegraph Workers.  Search this
Western Union Telegraph Company  Search this
Container:
Box 846, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
Letter from the Postmaster General in answer to a resolution of the Senate of February 23, relative to the establishment of a telegraph in connection with the postal system, June 2, 1866.

E.B. Washburne. Union of the telegraph and postal system [to accompany bill H.R. No. 1083], May 18, 1868.

Gardiner G Hubbard; Alexander William Randall; United States. Post Office Dept. Postal telegraph : letter from the Postmaster General, transmitting a report of G.G. Hubbard, esq. of Boston, relative to the establishment of a cheap system of postal telegraph. [Washington, 1869].

Postal Telegraph [to accompany bills H.R. 1083, 1415 and 1689]. Mr. Farnsworth, from the Committee on the Post office and post Roads. February 24, 1869.

In the Senate of the United States. Mr. Ramsey, from the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads, made the following report [to accompany bill S. No. 422] [Washington, D.C. : s.n., January 31, 1870].

C. C. Washburn; United States. Congress House. Postal telegraph in the United States (to accompany H. R. no. 2365] [Washington : s.n., 1870?]

Mr. Palmer. United States. Congress House. Postal telegraph System [to accompany bill H.R. No. 2366] [Washington: July 5, 1870].

Mr. Wood. United States. Congress. House. Telegraph Between United States and Foreign Countries [to accompany bill H.R. No. 2591] [Washington: December 21, 1870].

U.S. Grant. Message of the President of the United States communicating in compliance with the resolution of the Senate of the 14th of June 1870, information in relation to charges made by the International Ocean Telegraph Company upon messages passing over their lines. 41st Congress. Senate Ex. Doc No. 5.

Gardiner G Hubbard. Postal telegraph : memorial of Gardiner G. Hubbard on the subject of postal telegraph system. [Washington, D.C. : s.n., 1871].

Report of the Postmaster General being part of the message and documents communicated to the beginnings of the second session of the forty- second congress. [Washington, D.C.: Government printing Office, 1871.]

United States. Senate. Congress. Report [To accompany bill S. no. 341] ... "A bill to reduce the rates of correspondence by telegraph and to connect the telegraph with the postal service. " [Washington, 1872]

Orton, William. Memorial of the Western Union Telegraph Company, remonstrating against the passage of bill (S. 341) to connect the telegraph with the postal service, and to reduce the rates of correspondence by telegraph. 1872.

James A Garfield; United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. In the matter of the telegraphing of the signal-service reports. [Washington, D.C. : s.n., 1872].

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce. In the Senate of the United States, Mr. Chandler from the Committee on Commerce submitted the following report. [Washington, D.C.? : s.n., 1872?]

United States. Congress. Senate. In the Senate of the United States, Mr. Ramsey submitted the following report to [accompany bill S. 341]. The committee on Post Offices and Post Roads to whom there was recommitted a bill to reduce the rates of correspondence by telegraph and to connect the telegraph with the postal service. 1872.

United States. Congress. House of Representatives. Committee on Appropriations. To connect the telegraph with the postal service. December 19, 1872.

United States. Congress. House of Representatives. Postal telegraph. Proceedings on the Committee on Appropriations in the matter of the postal telegraph. January 23, 1873.

David Ames Wells. The relation of the government to the telegraph, or, a review of the two propositions now pending before Congress for Changing the Telegraphic Service of the Country. New York, 1873.

United States. Congress. Senate. Resolution of the Legislature of Nebraska in favor of the establishment of a postal-telegraph system. 1873.

Gardiner G Hubbard. Memorial of Gardiner G. Hubbard in relation to the postal telegraph. [Washington? : s.n., 1873?]
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements must be made to view some of the audio visual materials. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Western Union Telegraph Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Western Union Telegraph Company Records
Western Union Telegraph Company Records / Series 1: Historical and Background Information / 1.1: History of the Western Union Telegraph Company
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0205-ref1717

Chicago postal markings and postal history / by Leonard Piszkiewicz

Author:
Piszkiewicz, Leonard  Search this
Subject:
Chicago Post Office History  Search this
United States Post Office Dept History  Search this
Physical description:
x, 573 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Illinois
Chicago
United States
Date:
2006
Topic:
Postal service--History  Search this
Postmarks  Search this
Cancellations (Philately)  Search this
Covers (Philately)  Search this
Postmarks--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Call number:
HE6376.C4 P57 2006
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_808248

Pitney-Bowes post office letter sorter

Author:
Pitney-Bowes, inc  Search this
Subject:
United States Post Office Dept Automation  Search this
Physical description:
[8] p. : ill., ports. ; 16 x 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1960
1960?]
Topic:
Letter mail handling--Automation  Search this
Call number:
HE6237 .P68p 1960
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_512548

American state papers, Post Office Department, 1789-1833

Author:
United States Congress  Search this
Subject:
United States Post Office Dept History Sources  Search this
United States Post Office Dept History Sources  Search this
Physical description:
361, viii p. ; 32 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1981
1834
18th century
19th century
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_521115

List of references on the postal service of the United States : supplementary to typewritten list, 1911 / Florence S. Hellman

Author:
Hellman, Florence S  Search this
Library of Congress Division of Bibliography  Search this
Subject:
United States Post Office Dept  Search this
United States Post Office Dept History Sources  Search this
Physical description:
4 leaves
Type:
Bibliography
Place:
United States
Date:
1923
Topic:
Postal service  Search this
Postal service--History--Sources  Search this
Call number:
HE6371 .H45 1923
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_546765

List of references on the postal service of the United States : supplementary to typewritten lists, 1911 and 1923 / Florence S. Hellman

Author:
Hellman, Florence S  Search this
Library of Congress Division of Bibliography  Search this
Subject:
United States Post Office Dept  Search this
United States Post Office Dept History Sources  Search this
Physical description:
30 leaves
Type:
Bibliography
Place:
United States
Date:
1931
Topic:
Postal service  Search this
Postal service--History--Sources  Search this
Call number:
HE6371 .H45 1931
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_546766

Rural carrier's instructions handbook

Author:
United States Post Office Department  Search this
Subject:
United States Post Office Dept Handbooks, manuals, etc  Search this
Physical description:
42 p. ; 23 cm
Type:
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Place:
United States
Date:
1965
[1965]
Topic:
Rural free delivery--Handbooks, manuals, etc  Search this
Postal service  Search this
Call number:
HE6455 .U58 1965
HE6455.U58 1965
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_428013

Records of the Post Office Department record group 28 : stamp bill book

Author:
National Archives (U.S.)  Search this
United States Post Office Department  Search this
Subject:
United States Post Office Dept Archives Catalogs  Search this
United States National Archives Catalogs  Search this
Physical description:
4 v. in 2 ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1975
Topic:
Postal service--History--Sources--Bibliography--Catalogs  Search this
Call number:
CD3036 .U58 1975a
CD3036.U58 1975a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_441492

A brief history of the postal service / compiled by Stanley I. Slack

Author:
Slack, Stanley I  Search this
Subject:
United States Post Office Dept History  Search this
Physical description:
15 p. : ill., port. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1897
[1897?]
Topic:
Postal service--History  Search this
Call number:
HE6371 .S63 1897
HE6371.S63 1897
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_446139

History of the Post Office Department

Author:
United States Post Office Department  Search this
Subject:
United States Post Office Dept History  Search this
Physical description:
26 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1970
[1970]
Topic:
Postal service--History  Search this
Call number:
HE6371 .U58 1970
HE6371.U58 1970
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_448588

Driver training : mailsters instructor's guide / prepared by the Bureaus of Operations and Personnel, Post Office Department, Washington, D.C

Author:
United States Post Office Department  Search this
Subject:
United States Post Office Dept Handbooks, manuals, etc  Search this
Physical description:
31 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1966
[1966]
Topic:
Postal service--Transportation, Automotive  Search this
Automobile driver education  Search this
Traffic safety--Study and teaching  Search this
Call number:
HE6371 .D78 1966
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_461906

The personnel system of the United States Post Office / by David L. Jickling

Author:
Jickling, David L  Search this
Subject:
United States Post Office Dept Personnel management  Search this
Physical description:
v, 249 leaves ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1953
Topic:
Postal service--Employees  Search this
Call number:
HE6499 .J61 1953
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_474745

Driver training, right-hand-drive sit-stand vehicles : instructor's guide / prepared by the Bureaus of Operations and Personnel, Post Office Department

Author:
United States Post Office Department  Search this
Subject:
United States Post Office Dept Handbooks, manuals, etc  Search this
Physical description:
v, 29 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1965
[1965]
Topic:
Automobile driver education teachers  Search this
Automobile driver education  Search this
Traffic safety--Study and teaching  Search this
Call number:
TL152.66.U6 U58 1965
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_488035

Postal A's newsletter

Author:
Small Journal Collection (National Postal Museum (U.S.). Library) DSI  Search this
Subject:
United States Post Office Dept Equipment and supplies  Search this
Physical description:
11 v. ; 28 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
United States
Date:
1982
1992
1982-1992
Topic:
Ford Model A automobile--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Trucks--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Motor vehicles--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Call number:
TL215.F7 P857
SJu Lio
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_492890

The postal A special delivery

Subject:
United States Post Office Dept Equipment and supplies Periodicals  Search this
Physical description:
v. ; 28 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
United States
Date:
1992
1992-
Topic:
Ford Model A automobile--Collectors and collecting--Periodicals  Search this
Trucks--Collectors and collecting--Periodicals  Search this
Motor vehicles--Collectors and collecting--Periodicals  Search this
Call number:
TL215.F7 P857
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_492891

Records and policies of the Post Office Department relating to place-names / compiled by Arthur Hecht and William J. Heynen

Author:
United States National Archives and Records Service  Search this
Hecht, Arthur 1933-  Search this
Heynen, William J  Search this
Subject:
United States Post Office Dept Records and correspondence  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 16 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1975
Topic:
Postal service--Terminology  Search this
Names, Geographical  Search this
Call number:
HE6368 .U58r 1975
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_494716

A wartime history of the Post Office Department, World War II, 1939-1945

Author:
United States Post Office Department  Search this
Subject:
United States Post Office Dept History  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 277 p. 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1951
1951]
Topic:
Postal service--History  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Postal service  Search this
Call number:
HE6371.A53X 1951
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_306002

Postage rates ... Abstract of laws ... fixing rates of postage and according free mail privileges. Passed between 1789 and

Author:
United States Post Office Department  Search this
United States Laws, statutes, etc  Search this
Physical description:
v. tables. 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1930
1930-
Topic:
Postal service--Rates  Search this
Franking privilege  Search this
Call number:
HE6425 .A35X 1930
HE6425.A35X 1930
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_326586

Annual reports of the Auditor of the Treasury for the Post-Office Department to the Secretary of the Treasury and to the Postmaster-General for the fiscal year ended ..

Title:
Reports of the Auditor of the Treasury for the Post-Office Department ..
Author:
United States Auditor of the Treasury for the Post-Office Department  Search this
Subject:
United States Post Office Dept Appropriations and expenditures  Search this
United States Post Office Dept Finance  Search this
Physical description:
v. ; 23 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
18uu
Call number:
HJ10 .R962
HJ10.R962
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_332016

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