Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Henry Romeike Clipping Scrapbook

Collection ID:
Romeike, Henry, 1855-1903
Physical Description:
0.5 Cubic feet
1 box
Collection consists of one scrapbook of clippings documenting events covered in British and American newspapers from 1856-1916.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The clippings (apparently collected by the Romeike service) cover a wide range of subjects and are taken from British and United States newspapers. The clippings include straight news stories; 1856 elections in California, sports stories on rowing and baseball, a report on the number of foreign warships in Chinese waters. There are also "feature" stories such as tourism by Americans in England (1874), iron and steel use in gun barrels, a description of a contempory comet (date unstated) and a general discussion of the nature of comets. Sermons, poems and long letters (California Correspondence") published in 1856 are also included.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Henry Romeike (1855-1903) was born in Riga, Hatvia, was educated in Prussia and founded the press clipping service industry in London. In 1887 he came to the United States and became head of a clipping service that bore his name. Henry Romeike, Incorporated of New York advertised itself as "the first established and most complete newspaper cutting bureau in the world".

Don Darroch
Processing Information
Collection processed by Don Darroch, 1989
Custodial History
This collection was presumably a part of the Warshaw Collection, which was purchased from Augusta Warshaw, widow of Isadore Warshaw, in 1971.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Henry Romeike Clipping Scrapbook, 1856-1916, 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.

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