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Creators:
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Ryder, Joel
Dates:
1792-1793.
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0089
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Two cyphering books belonging to and/or compiled by Joel Ryder (or Rider) of either New York or New Jersey, containing mathematical tables, square roots, computations, etc. One book bears the date 1792, the other 1793. Both soft-bound in cloth. One contains a number of locks of hair.

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Creators:
Saint, Lawrence B., 1885-1961
Washington Cathedral
Dates:
1926-1936
Size:
9.3 Cubic feet (29 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0090
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of chemical formulae developed by Lawrence Saint for use in his stained glass work at the Washington National Cathedral. There are supporting samples, records, and notes.

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Creators:
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Hereford, John W.
Dates:
1827
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0066
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Letter, September 5, 1827, by Hereford, Meridianville, Madison County, Alabama, to his father in Shenandoah County, Virginia. It describes his family's journey from Virginia to Alabama with stops in several counties of Tennessee looking for places to settle, and visiting relatives.

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Creators:
Lebanon Valley Baseball League.
Darnbach, Ray
Dates:
1936-1963
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0067
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection documents the history of the Lebanon Valley Baseball League, and includes names of the teams which played, reports of games, problems attendant to both professional and amateur status of a minor league, and League standings. It contains newspaper clippings, letters and memorandums.

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Creators:
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI
Sparnon, Arabella S.
Sparnon, Kenneth H., 1895-1972
Dates:
1912-1961
Size:
0.33 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0064
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Kenneth Sparnon, entertainer, musician and arranger was also an orchestra leader and musical director of radio station WSYR in Syracuse and WHEC in Rochester, New York. This collection includes scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, photographs of himself and other performers, advertising, programs, some correspondence, and broadcast transcriptions (acetate).

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Creators:
Barnum, P. T. (Phineas Taylor), 1810-1891
Dates:
1866-1890
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0068
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of five children's books about the circus, a brochure announcing the show in London, an 1873 advertisement for the Great Traveling World's Fair of Barnum's, and two scrapbooks.

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Creators:
Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company
Dates:
1815-1966
Size:
72 Cubic feet (245 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0071
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of records primarily of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company. Additionally, there are records of the Lehigh Navigation Coal Company and subsidiary companies including the Alliance Coal Mining Company. These records mostly describe anthracite mining in the vicinity of Mauch Chuck and Summit Hill, Pennsylvania. Also include...

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Dates:
undated
Size:
3 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0062
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Miscellaneous items from various donors, incl. greeting cards, cigar bands, envelopes, and a set of original Burma-Shave signs.

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Creators:
Meggars, Edith R.
Meggars, William F., Dr. (physicist)
Dates:
1914-1970.
Size:
8 Cubic feet (11 Boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0061
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Personal papers and advertising paraphernalia, such as matchbooks and pencils, from the Meggars' Collection, which they called "The Museum."

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Creators:
Golovin, Anne Castrodale
Dates:
1824-1846.
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0057
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Account book of an unidentified person, possibly living in Massachusetts or Rhode Island, includes entries regarding items purchased and sold, such as bricks and agricultural products, and a record of himself and other persons employed, including the rental of animal teams for ploughing.