Guide to the Marcus Ward & Co. Newsclipping Scrapbooks

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0037
Creators:
Marcus Ward & Company
Mauran Family
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Dates:
1800s.
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.66 Cubic feet
2 boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Seven scrapbooks with decorated hard covers, either red or green, filled with newspaper clippings of the 1880s, a few earlier and a few 18th-century items, as well as marginal notes and quotations and index. Imprint in one volume: "Newspaper Cuttings. / Ready Reference Receptacle for Scraps of Print, from our chief sources of knowledge, the Newspapers; with Patent Alphabetical Index, and spaces for Marginal Notes, London: Marcus Ward & Co., and Royal Ulster Works, Belfast. Titles vary between "News Cuttings" and "Newspaper Cuttings." The subject matter of the clippings includes anthropology, archaeology, and general science.
The scrapbooks, 9-1/2 x 6 in. in size, supposedly were compiled by a Harvard University professor in the 1880s. The volumes bear the bookplates of the Mauran family of Rhode Island, subsequent owners of the books.
They have indexes at the front, compiled by the user. Some volumes do not have publication dates, others do, but usually the dates of the clippings are annotated in the margins. Dated volumes are: 1883, 1885, and 1888.
The original catalog card claims that some clippings are earlier than 1880s, includes 18th century. The books were used by a Harvard professor in the 1880s.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by David Haberstich, undated
Author
David Haberstich
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Anonymous, 1961, September 18.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Marcus Ward & Co. Newsclipping Scrapbooks, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
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
Custodial History
Transferred from the Division of Domestic Life to the Archives Center, April 13, 1983.

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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Scrapbooks -- 19th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings -- 19th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rhode Island -- Mauran Family Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Anthropology Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Archaeology Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI). Corporate Name 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
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives