Category Archives: Steamships and Steamboats

Vauclain family

Vauclain family papers, 1869–1930. 1 volume, 3 folders, plus 1 oversize folder (0.16 linear feet). About the Vauclain family Samuel Matthews Vauclain (1856 -1940) was a lifelong employee of the Baldwin Locomotive Works Company. He was a locomotive manufacturer, inventor, … Continue reading

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Fitch, John

Letter to Thomas Hutchings from John Fitch, 1787. 1 folder (0.08 linear feet). About John Fitch John Fitch, 1743-1798. About the collection Letter dated 1798 June 11, Philadelphia to Thomas Hutchings [sic], Esq., Geographer to Congress, New York. In the … Continue reading

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Red D Line

Red D Line records, 1861–1936. 12 volumes (1.66 linear feet). Abstract The Red D Line was the main transportation link between the United States and Venezuela from 1820 to 1936. The line took its trade name from the red D … Continue reading

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Russell & Mason

Russell & Mason records, 1875–1890. 1 box (0.2 linear feet). About Russell & Mason The firm Russell & Mason, owned by William F. Russell and Charles H. Mason, bought the steamboat Twilight from the heirs of Captain Henry Crawford in … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Railroad

Pennsylvania Railroad records , 1893–1959. Approximately 550 rolled plans (45.33 linear feet). About Pennsylvania Railroad The Pennsylvania Railroad was founded in 1846. Commonly referred to as the “Pennsy,” the Pennsylvania Railroad was headquartered in Philadelphia. The PRR was the largest … Continue reading

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MacDonald, John

John MacDonald papers [is this the right title? should it be Luckenbach Steamship Company records?], 1936–2000. 1 box (0.2 linear feet). About John MacDonald John Hugh MacDonald (b. 1915) was master of the SS J.L. Luckenbach, one of the ships … Continue reading

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Bray, Isaac

Isaac Bray papers, 1874–1893. 1 box (0.16 linear feet). About Isaac Bray Isaac Matthews Bray (1840-1896) was the captain of the Mary L. Cushing which was built at Newburyport by John E. Currier. The 220 foot long barque, was named … Continue reading

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Bermuda (Steamship)

Bermuda (Steamship) logbook, 1862. 1 folder (0.08 linear feet). About the collection Logbook of the Steamship Bermuda, kept while the ship was lying at anchor in the harbor of St. George’s Bermuda. Entries document the activities of the crew, including … Continue reading

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Greenway, Eleanor

Eleanor Greenway papers, 1912. 1 folder (0.08 linear feet). About the collection Contains one postcard to Mr. Howard Bower, from his mother, dated December 2, 1912; also contains two album pages with seven black and white pictures depicting paddlewheelers, and … Continue reading

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Pusey & Jones Corporation

Pusey & Jones records, 1905–1942. 4 boxes (1.5 linear feet). About Pusey & Jones Corporation The Pusey and Jones Corporation was a major ship and equipment manufacturer from 1846 to 1959. Ship building was the primary focus from 1853 until … Continue reading

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