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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
circa 1800-1965
bulk 1830-1930
Size:
4.56 Cubic feet (consisting of 10 boxes, 1 folder, 1 oversize folder, 1 map case folder.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Instruments
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Instruments 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

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Creators:
Gerrell, James E. (lead pipe contractor)
Dates:
1842-1847.
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 folder )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0056
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Notebook of James E. Gerrell, lead pipe contractor for S. B. Morse's Washington-Baltimore Telegraph of 1842, and city surveyor of New York, 1845-1847: contains copies of letters from the New York Tribune about Morse's Electro magnetic Telegraph; a letter from N. L. Griswould to Gerrell requesting a survey of property near the Atlantic Dock, Brookly...

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Creators:
Leeds and Northrup Company
Gray Instrument Company
Queen, James W., & Company
Queen Gray Company
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Dates:
1850-1952
Size:
3.5 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0015
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents James W. Queen & Company and its successors Leeds and Northrup Company, Queen-Gray Company, and Gray Instrument Company, manufacturers of instruments for laboratory and industrial use. The collection contains catalogs, circulars, photographs, and miscellaneous publications and documents.

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Creators:
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Merrill, Eliza W.
Merrill, Gertrude H.
Dates:
1807.
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 volume)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0034
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Surveying book, August 13, 1807, contains measurement tables and sample problems for surveying land.

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Creators:
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Kent, Mary P. (farmer)
Kent, H. M. (farmer)
Watkins, Malcolm, Mrs.
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Dates:
1879-1933.
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 volume and 34 receipts.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0036
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

These records of Mrs. Mary P. Kent, Burke Co., North Carolina, and H.M. Kent, Coldwell and Burke Counties, North Carolina, consist of an account book with survey data, general financial transactions, farming notes, 1879-91, and tax receipts, 1884-1933.

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Creators:
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).
American Scale and Service Company
Dates:
1912-1956
Size:
0.66 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0010
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

These records of this company, located in Kansas City, Missouri, include invoices; bills of material (quantity surveys); sales records with model name, number, date, customer; and promotional literature and specifications.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Music, Sports, and Entertainment
Dates:
1958-2005
Size:
19 cu. ft. (19 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-142
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Cynthia Adams Hoover (CAH), Curator Emeritus at the National Museum of American History (NMAH), and document her curatorial activities, professional interests, and publications over the years as Assistant Curator of Musical Instruments, 1961-1963; Associate Curator, 1964-1974; and Curator, 1975-2004. ...

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Creators:
Bedini, Silvio A.
Dates:
1952-1993
Size:
13 cu. ft. (13 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-221
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession primarily consists of Bedini's correspondence and memoranda with Smithsonian colleagues, scholars, professional organizations, publishers, and the general public documenting his research activities for special projects and publications including research into scientific instruments. Also included are Bedini's publications; book ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Musical History
Dates:
circa 1954-1994
Size:
64.08 cu. ft. (49 record storage boxes) (26 tall document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 485
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of curatorial and staff correspondence and memoranda pertaining to the Tower Concert series, exhibitions at the Hall of Musical Instruments, staff research and publications, organ building, acquisition of musical instruments, and funding for seminars and musical performance recordings. Also included are inquiries ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Department of Conservation
Dates:
1961-2003
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-221
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Scott Odell, head conservator at the National Museum of American History (NMAH) from 1978-1993 and previous to that conservator in the Division of Musical History, previously the Division of Musical Instruments, from 1963-1978. In 1963 Odell planned and established the first conservation lab for histor...

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