Category Archives: Photo-rich Collections

Scarlett, Charles Lewis

Charles Lewis Scarlett photograph album, 1903–1938. 1 box (0.21 linear feet). About Charles Lewis Scarlett As a teen Charles Lewis von Scharlach (d. 1943) ran away to sea to avoid being trained as a doctor. He joined an Erikson sailing … Continue reading

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Gridley, Charles Vernon

Charles Gridley collection, 1860–1960s. 1 box (0.41 linear feet). Abstract Correspondence, commissions, photographs, newspapers, and newspaper clippings owned by the Gridley family, relating to Charles Gridley’s life, naval service, death, funeral, and memorialization. About Charles Vernon Gridley Charles Vernon Gridley … Continue reading

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Brancato, Domenic

Domenic Brancato papers, 1905–1986. 2 boxes (0.83 linear feet). About Domenic Brancato Domenic Brancato (1905-1986) started working in the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard at age 14 and worked there for about 50 years. About the collection This is a collection of … Continue reading

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Creer, Doris Jean

Doris Creer photographs of Thomas and William Birch paintings, 1958–1966. 2 boxes (2 linear feet). About Doris Jean Creer Doris Jean Creer wrote a Master’s thesis titled “Thomas Birch: A Study of the Condition of Painting and the Artist’s Position … Continue reading

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Brownlee, Edward G.

Edward G. Brownlee papers, 1930–1992. 4 boxes (1.5 linear feet). About Edward G. Brownlee Edward G. Brownlee (1911-2005) conducted extensive research into the history of ships and shipping in the Mid-Atlantic region. About the collection This collection is scheduled to … 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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Stickney family

Stickney family papers, 1825–1992. 9 boxes, multiple volumes, plus 2 oversize folder (3.5 linear feet). Abstract Materials related to Stickney’s news coverage of the Battle of Manila Bay in 1898 and the 2nd Boer War in South Africa in 1899. … Continue reading

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Lang, Albert T.

Albert T. Lang papers, 1899–1959. 1 box (0.66 linear feet). About Albert T. Lang Albert Theodore Lang (1881-1956) was an Oiler on USS Olympia and a member of the ship’s baseball team. He wife was Emilie Pauline Lang. Their son, … Continue reading

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Morris family

Morris family papers, 1898–1938. 2 boxes, 1 volume, 1 folder (0.5 linear feet). About the Morris family Elliston P. Morris (1831-1914) was a Philadelphia merchant and shipper. RMS Mauretania (also known as “Maury”), sister ship of the Lusitania, was an … Continue reading

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Lord, Mount Cloud

Mount Cloud Lord papers, 1892–1944. 1 box, 1 volume, plus 1 oversize folder (0.5 linear feet). Abstract Correspondence, photographs, certificates and publications relating to Mount Cloud Lord’s service in the U. S. Navy, especially as a Fireman, First Class aboard … Continue reading

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