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Creators:
Gross, Gerald Connop (radio engineer)
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1900-1946.
Size:
2 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0095
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection documents the history of the development of international communications. Includes official correspondence, 1926-1945, while Gross was at the F.C.C.; clippings; photographs; publications; legal documents; radio licenses; reports from international conferences; and F.C.C. reports and circulars.

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Creators:
Pratt & Whitney Company
Mechanisms, Division of.
Dates:
1897-1906.
Size:
0.6 Cubic feet (1,box.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0093
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Scrapbook kept by the Pratt & Whitney Company, Hartford, Connecticut, manufacturers of general purpose machine tools; contains correspondence, price lists and quotes, and sales literature from U.S. and foreign companies to Pratt and Whitney in reply to requests for information and prices of machinery and tools; copies of business cards from U.S. an...

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Creators:
Whitman, John (President of Oakland Group, Inc.)
Dates:
1983 December 8
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0091
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of one 5 ½" x 5 ½" floppy diskette from John Whitman of Micromedia Software in Wellesley, MA, which purports to portray the first Christmas card. It is believed that J. C. Horsley designed the card in England in 1843. When displayed on computer screen the card reads. "A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year you." Along wi...

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Creators:
Washburn Wire Company
Dates:
1934-1979
Size:
1 Cubic foot (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0074
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

These records consist of a copy of a legal agreement to convey real property between the Company and the City of New York; diagrams showing designation of buildings; illustrations; Business Plan and Loan Request, 1979-1980, 1980-1981; photographs; book of Plans for Plant Revision, which contains: monthly and yearly production charts, real estate ma...

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Creators:
Anglo-American Telegraph Company, Ltd.
Dates:
1862-1947
Size:
14 Cubic feet (51 volumes in 44 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0073
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Records relating to the organization of the company, corporate and financial records. Corporate records include two volumes of the company's acts, charters, contracts and agreements, 1862-1883; minutes of board meetings relating to varied subjects, such as agreements between the company and other telegraph companies such as Western Union Telegraph concerning sales of property, details of trnsactions or purchases undertaken by the company. Financial records consist of nine volumes of "journals" showing monthly records of receipts, 1866-1912; nineteen volumes of ledgers reveal a detailed financial status of the company, 1866-1912; and nine volumes of cash books consist of the financial transactions of the company, 1904-early 1941. See also 1 folder of the Anglo-American Telegraph Company telegrams in the Warshaw Collection under the heading "Telegraphs".

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Creators:
Ceramics and Glass, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Steele, Richard, 1916-1980
Dates:
1948-1963.
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0080
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection, which consists of notebooks, journals, photographs, correspondence, memos, brochures, and technical drawings, is divided into three series: Sketches, Drawing Journals and Tests; Ram Company Materials; and Photographs. The papers were selected from among Mr. Steele's files by his son, Christopher. As a result, the papers included ...

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Creators:
Goodspeed's Book Shop
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Dates:
1742-1794.
Size:
1 Volume (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0082
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Account book of an unidentified merchant living in an unknown location; includes entries for dry goods and other items purchased and sold.

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Creators:
Gilpin, George, fl. 1780s
Washington, George, 1732-1799
Kearsley, John, fl. 1780s
McKaig, W. Wallace
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Dates:
1786-1787.
Size:
1 Item
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0086
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A bill from Potomac Company to John Kearsley, May 17, 1786. John Kearsley asked William Hartshorne to pay account to Col. William Drake. On January 3, 1787 it was passed and signed by George Washington, John Fitzgerald, and George Gilpin.

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Creators:
Hartshorne, William, fl. 1780s
Rumsey, James, 1743-1792 (machinist, inventor)
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Dates:
1786.
Size:
1 Item
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0087
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A bill, June 21, 1786, from William Hartshorne and Company to James Rumsey for Potomac Company, regarding rum, gunpowder, blanketing, and hats. A bill or a receipt? It's signed by Rumsey.

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Creators:
Washington, George, 1732-1799
Gretter, Michael, fl.1780s
McKaig, W. Wallace
Fitzgerald, John, fl. 1780s
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Dates:
1786-1787.
Size:
1 Item
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0085
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Bill to John Fitzgerald from Michael Gretter. Three different dates shown: March 13, 1786; December 12, 1786; and January 3, 1787. The bill was for confinement for servants, passed and signed by George Washington, John Fitzgerald, and George Gilpin.