Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Steamboats [Ships, Boats, and Vessels]
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Accounting and Bookkeeping forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
James Rumsey Promissory Note
A promissory note of January 28, 1788 to Robert Stubbe for the sum of eighteen shillings and six pence, Pennsylvania currency. See Rumsey's article, "A Short Treatise on the Application of Steam, whereby is clearly shewn, from actual experiments, that steam may be applied to propel boats or vessels of any burthen …
John Stevens Collection
Stevens, John, 1749-1838
The main component of this collection is a double-spaced typewritten document of 858 pages transcribed (apparently in 1903) from original records and consisting of correspondence, newspaper articles, technical descriptions, legal documents, and other material relating to John Stevens, his professional work and career. Some of the correspondence is between Stevens and his …
New York from Governor's Island [graphic] / W. Momberger
Hand-colored print of the New York harbor as seen from Governor's Island, with steamboats and sailboats in the water and the city skyline beyond. Date range based on printmaker's known dates of activity in America.
New York [graphic]
Hand-colored print of the spires of the city skyline in the background, steamboats and sailboats on the harbor in the middle ground, and land with smaller buildings in the foreground. "Sold by W. Schroeder, no. 46 Avenue A."
Eber Cole Byam photograph and pamphlet collection relating to Mexico
78 Prints (probably silver gelatin)
Photographs and pamphlets collected by Eber Cole Byam relating to American-owned rubber plantations and rubber cultivation in Chiapas, Mexico. They also include photographs depicting Mexicans, Lacandon peoples, dwellings, the Palenque Mayan site, religious schools, banana trains, mahogany cutting, and portraits of Francisco Orozco y Jimenez, Bishop of Chiapas and Archbishop …
William M. Rau Steamship Collection
Approximately 100 cubic feet of photographs, slides, postcards, scrapbooks, brochures, artwork, drawings, and other ephemera documenting engine-powered vessels of the international maritime industry. Brochures: The brochures are from international passenger lines and cruise lines. They detail both individual ships and shipping lines; they also detail features and services offered by the …
William E. L. Bunn papers
The papers of painter, muralist, and designer William E. L. Bunn measure 13.4 linear feet and date from 1863-2009. The collection documents Bunn's career as a painter, industrial designer, and his work on Treasury Department post office mural commissions through biographical material, scattered correspondence, project files, industrial design records, diaries and journals, writings and notes, printed material, photographs, and artwork. Also found are Bunn's papers regarding Grant Wood.
S. Topalian Photoprints
WaWa Studio (Ogunquit, Maine)
A collection of 40 photoprints centered around Washington, DC, Mount Vernon, VA, Boston, MA, West Point, NY and other subjects.
Camden and Amboy R.R. Rules and Traffic Agreements
Library of Congress
This volume contains a record of railroad rules for railroad employees, traffic agreements with other railroads, and operating orders to train crews and other employees including steamboat captains on the Delaware and Raritan Rivers signed by the railroad superintendent and other officials. These orders include general duties of conductors and …