James E. Gerrell Notebook
NMAH.AC.0056

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0056
Creators:
Gerrell, James E., (lead pipe contractor),
Dates:
1842-1847.
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.15 Cubic feet
1 folder
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Notebook of James E. Gerrell, lead pipe contractor for S. B. Morse's Washington-Baltimore Telegraph of 1842, and city surveyor of New York, 1845-1847: contains copies of letters from the New York Tribune about Morse's Electro magnetic Telegraph; a letter from N. L. Griswould to Gerrell requesting a survey of property near the Atlantic Dock, Brooklyn; notes on various surveying jobs in New York City; and a receipt from the State of New York for services rendered.

Administration
Processing Information note
Collection processed by Robert Harding, 1983
Author
Finding aid prepared by Robert Harding
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Collection donated by H.S. Thomson.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
James E. Gerrell Notebook, 1842-1847, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Access note
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use note
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.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Transferred from the Division of Electricity, May 27, 1983.

Other Finding Aids note
Other Finding Aids note
Inventory available; contact the Archives Center for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Griswould, N. L. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brooklyn (N.Y.)--1840-1850 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Electric machinery Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Electrical engineering Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lead pipe contractors Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New York (N.Y.)--1840-1850 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Notebooks--1840-1850 Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pipe, Lead Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Surveying and surveying instruments Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Telegraph, Wireless Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C., 20013-7012
Phone: 202-633-3270
archivescenter@si.edu