Guide to the W.D. MacFarlane Scrapbook

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0337
Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
MacFarlane, W.D.
Dates:
ca. 1870-1892.
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.5 Cubic feet
1 Box
Repository:
Scrapbook created by W. D. MacFarlane who was a partner, with his brother Robert, in the MacFarlane Old Dye Works in Albany, New York. The book contains chemical solutions for dying textiles, newspaper clippings, marriage and obituary notices, poems and political cartoons.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This scrapbook contain several handwritten directions for preparation of chemical solutions for dying textiles various colors; newspaper clippings relate to a variety of subjects; and several marriage and obituary notices concerning the MacFarlane and Albright families of Albany. In addition, there are numerous clippings of poems and several political cartoons.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
W.D. MacFarlane was apparently in the dyeing business in Albany, New York (MacFarlane's Old Dye Works) as a partner with his brother Robert. Their father, Robert MacFarlane (1815 1883) had emigrated from Scotland to the United States in 1836, where he carried on the family trade of dyeing, but also engaged in more intellectual pursuits, serving as editor of the Scientific American for seventeen years. There is little information on his sons.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Don Darroch, 1987
Author
Don Darroch
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was presumably a part of the Warshaw Collection, which was purchased from Augusta Warshaw, widow of Isadore Warshaw, in 1971.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
W.D. MacFarlane Scrapbook, 1870-1892, 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 Warshaw Collection of Business Americana (AC0060).

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Scrapbooks -- 19th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Obituaries Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marriage notices Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dyes and dyeing -- 1870-1900 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Albany (N.Y.) -- 1870-1900 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New York -- 1870-1900 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings -- 1850-1900 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
MacFarlane, Robert Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
MacFarlane's Old Dye Works 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