Mr. and Mrs. P.J. Federico Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0298
Creators:
Federico, P. J.
Dates:
1789-1841.
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.15 Cubic feet
1 box
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Two notebooks: One is marked "Patent Office" and contains materials 1789-1841, relating to the Patent Office's early years and copies of official reports to the Congress. The second notebook is marked "Elliot" and consists mainly of the Elliot controversies.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Divided into 2 series: (1) Patent Office (1789-1841) ; (2) Elliots (1822-1936).

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
P.J. Federico worked at the Patent Office for many years and was also its unofficial historian and editor of the "Journal of the Patent Office Society." The papers in the two notebooks relate to the early history of the Patent Office and charges of misfinance against superintendents of the office by William Elliot and his son William Parker Elliot.

Administration
Processing Information
Processed by Grace M. Angle, volunteer, 1988, supervised by Archives Center, NMAH staff.
Author
Grace Angle
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection doonated by Mr. and Mrs. P.J. Federico.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Mr. and Mrs. Federico Collection, 1789-1936, 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.

Ownership and Custodial History
Ownership and Custodial History
Transferred to the Archives Center from the Office of the Director, March 17, 1988.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Papers Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Patents Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Legal History, U.S. Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Political History, U.S. Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Thornton, William, Dr. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Patent Office. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Elliot, William Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Elliot, William Parker Personal 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