Monthly Archives: September 2010

McCoy, William

, . ( ). Types of material Cartoons (Humorous images) Clippings Correspondence Ephemera Passports Photographs Postage stamps Postcards Scrapbooks Reference files Pennsylvania, Nautical School Ship ?Saratoga, Sloop-of-War, J.M. Garrett Collection

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Crothers, William L.

William L. Crothers papers, 1935–1972. 5 volumes, 1 folder (0.33 linear feet). About William L. Crothers William L. Crothers was born in 1912. In 1935 Crothers started employment in the Design Division of the Philadelphia Navy Yard (later named the … Continue reading

Posted in Philadelphia Naval Shipyard | 4 Comments

Dounton, William

William Dounton account book, 1843–1858. 1 volume (0.08 linear feet). About William Dounton William D. Dounton was a ropemaker in Rising Sun Village, Philadelphia. About the collection Notebook containing formulae, calculations and tables for methods of ropemaking, plus accounts for … Continue reading

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William Cummings and Son

William Cummings and Son records, 1853–1879. 1 volume (0.41 linear feet). About William Cummings and Son William Cummings and Son were shipping merchants in Philadelphia. William Cummings (b. 1806) went into business with his uncle (also named William Cummings) in … Continue reading

Posted in Logbooks and Journals, Shipping Trade | 3 Comments

West Philadelphia Boat Club

West Philadelphia Boat Club records, 1871–1917. 5 volumes (0.5 linear feet). About West Philadelphia Boat Club The West Philadelphia Boat Club was organized on April 27, 1871 and incorporated in 1873. The club joined the Schuylkill Navy in 1875 and … Continue reading

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Wastebook

Wastebook of unidentified Philadelphia merchant, 1763–1764. 1 volume (0.16 linear feet). About the collection This is a waste/day book of an unidentified Philadelphia merchant dealing in groceries, liquors, dry-goods, and slaves, May 13, 1763 to July 2, 1764. The volume … Continue reading

Posted in Merchants, Shipping Trade | 1 Comment

Ventnor Shipyard

Ventnor Shipyard records, 1941–1945. 3 boxes, 2 volumes (3.75 linear feet). About Ventnor Shipyard Ventnor Boat Works was founded by Adolph Apel in 1902. The company gained fame as builders of custom speed boats. At the beginning of World War … Continue reading

Posted in Boatbuilding and Boatyards, Large Vessel Builders, Military Support Vessels, Plan Collections, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Small Vessel Builders | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Logbooks and Journals, Steamships and Steamboats, Tugboats and Harbor Craft, US Navy | 4 Comments

United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation

United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation records, 1918–1919. 1 box (0.41 linear feet). About United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation On 16 April 1917 the U.S. Shipping Board incorporated the Emergency Fleet Corporation to build, own, and operate … Continue reading

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United States (Ship)

United States (Ship) logbook, 1829–1830. 1 volume (0.08 linear feet). About the ship United States The ship United States was under the command of Alex L. Kennedy during the voyage from Havana to Gibraltar. About the collection Logbook of the … Continue reading

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