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Curtis family miscellany

 Collection
Accession: 2105
Abstract:

Members of the Curtis family were paper manufacturers at Newton Lower Falls, Massachusetts, and Newark, Delaware. Alfred A. Curtis (1848-1945) was president of the family paper company from 1911 to 1926. The papers consist of personal and family items collected by Alfred A. Curtis. Included in the collection is a scrapbook of photographs and newspaper clippings, a number of loose papers and clippings, and several histories of the Curtis Paper Company. The papers also contain some letters and notes of Alfred A. Curtis, many connected with genealogy and family history.

Dates: 1835-1991

Curtis Paper Company records

 Collection
Accession: 1365
Abstract:

The Curtis Paper Company was a small producer specializing in high-quality paper located in Newark, Delaware. This small collection of records consists of incorporation papers from 1911 and financial reports dating from 1941 to 1946. There are two agreements and two letters related to the sale of the company from Alfred A. Curtis (1848-1945) to Charles M. Levis (1859-1941) and Herbert W. Mason (1882-1939) in 1926.

Dates: 1911-1946

Curtis Paper Company records

 Collection
Accession: 0394
Abstract:

The Curtis Paper Company was a small producer specializing in high-quality paper located in Newark, Delaware. Their records consist primarily of account books, with some organization papers, deeds, and correspondence.

Dates: 1823-1942

Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation research reports

 Collection
Accession: 1645
Abstract:

This collection contains research reports for the purpose of developing and elaborating exhibits and interpretations of the Hagley Museum. The reports were prepared by a permanent research staff and by participants in the Hagley Fellowship Program. The research reports also include scholarly articles that use Hagley's collections or are about subjects that pertain to Hagley's mission.

Dates: 1942-2007

Harper's Ferry Paper Co. and Shenandoah Pulp Co. financial blueprints

 Collection
Accession: 0651
Abstract:

Harpers Ferry Paper Company and Shenandoah Pulp Company were established in the late nineteenth century by Thomas H. Savery (1837-1910) along the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers. This small collection contains a production graph and chart showing financial positions on a comparative basis for the companies.

Dates: 1909-1913

Harper's Ferry Paper Co. and Shenandoah Pulp Co. papers

 Collection
Accession: 0344
Abstract:

Harpers Ferry Paper Company and Shenandoah Pulp Company were established in the late nineteenth century by Thomas H. Savery (1837-1910) along the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers. The papers contain certificates of incorporation, financial notes, reports and charts on operation costs, statistical data on wood and pulp, inventories of material on hand at the mill, and correspondence with Horace H. Thayer Jr. (1878-1959), Savery's son-in-law.

Dates: 1886-1924

Joshua Gilpin journal article

 Collection
Accession: 0563
Abstract:

Joshua Gilpin (1765-1841) was a merchant and paper manufacturer. Article written by historians Harold B. Hancock and Norman B. Wilkinson, "Joshua Gilpin: an American manufacturer in England and Wales, 1895-1801," based on Gilpin's journals.

Dates: 1961

Joshua Gilpin notebook

 Collection
Accession: 1214
Abstract:

Joshua Gilpin (1765-1841) was a Philadelphia merchant and paper manufacturer. His notebook describes the process of chlorine bleaching, with drawings and formulae.

Dates: 1800-1831

Joshua Gilpin notes on bleaching process of paper on microfilm

 Collection
Accession: 0790
Abstract:

Joshua Gilpin (1765-1841) was a Philadelphia merchant and paper manufacturer. The collection includes microfilm copies of Gilpin's notes on the bleaching of pulp in the manufacture of paper, with others on the same subject by Lawrence Greatrake (manager of the Gilpin mills) and William Stidolph.

Dates: 1804, undated

Lukenweld, Inc. records

 Collection
Accession: 2034
Abstract:

Lukenweld, Inc. was the first U.S. commercial shop to cut and fabricate shapes from steel plate by arc welding. The records are files of Robert C. Sahlin (1896-1967), a member of Lukenweld's sales staff. Sahlin's files record his dealings with Lukenweld's customers and his other activities as a salesman. Most Lukenweld orders were custom work, fabricating individual machine parts, so there was frequent interplay between sales and engineering staff.

Dates: 1928-1954

Pusey & Jones Corporation and Parsons Engineering Company records

 Collection
Accession: 0489
Abstract:

The Pusey & Jones Corporation were shipbuilders, founders, and machinists of Wilmington, Delaware, which later expanded into papermaking machinery manufacturing. The Parsons Engineering Company was established for the manufacture of smoke-consuming devices and innovations with railroad technology. This collection includes papers from the Pusey & Jones Corporation and Parsons Engineering Company.

Dates: 1888-1935

Pusey & Jones Corporation bankruptcy records

 Collection
Accession: 2169
Abstract:

The Pusey & Jones Corporation were shipbuilders, founders, and machinists of Wilmington, Delaware, which later expanded into papermaking machinery manufacturing. This collection includes the files of John Biggs III (1927-), attorney, who oversaw the bankruptcy proceedings and dissolvement of the company.

Dates: 1959-1962

Pusey & Jones Corporation correspondence

 Collection
Accession: 0363
Abstract:

The Pusey & Jones Corporation were shipbuilders, founders, and machinists of Wilmington, Delaware, which later expanded into papermaking machinery manufacturing. This collection includes nine letters of correspondence to the Pusey & Jones Company and Horace H. Thayer (1878-1959), from J.N. Davis, and from the Pulp and Paper Magazine.

Dates: 1903

Pusey & Jones Corporation material

 Collection
Accession: 1098
Abstract:

The Pusey & Jones Corporation were shipbuilders, founders, and machinists of Wilmington, Delaware, which later expanded into papermaking machinery manufacturing. The collection primarily contains correspondence between Horace H. Thayer Jr. (1878-1959) and Thomas H. Savery (1837-1910) regarding matters of importance to the company.

Dates: 1903-1906

Pusey & Jones Corporation miscellany

 Collection
Accession: 0369
Abstract:

The Pusey & Jones Corporation were shipbuilders, founders, and machinists of Wilmington, Delaware, which later expanded into papermaking machinery manufacturing. This collection contains miscellaneous material from the company including financial statements, calling cards, memoranda, and correspondence from Thomas H. Savery (Sr. and Jr.), Eugen Fullner, and A.G. Paine.

Dates: 1898-1945

Pusey & Jones Corporation miscellany

 Collection
Accession: 2473
Abstract:

The Pusey & Jones Corporation were shipbuilders, founders, and machinists of Wilmington, Delaware, which later expanded into papermaking machinery manufacturing. This collection contains a minute book and account book of the Trustees of the Pusey & Jones Corporation employees' retirement plan trust fund. It also includes other material kept by Warren D. Walker (1894-1969), one of the last executives for the company.

Dates: 1938-1968; Majority of material found within 1948-1960

Pusey & Jones Corporation plant land survey

 Collection
Accession: 0780
Abstract:

The Pusey & Jones Corporation were shipbuilders, founders, and machinists of Wilmington, Delaware, which later expanded into papermaking machinery manufacturing. The collection is a plat of the property around Pusey and Jones Company plant in Wilmington, Delaware.

Dates: 1918 July 8

Savery family papers

 Collection
Accession: 1534
Abstract:

The Savery family of Chester County, Pennsylvania, produced two generations of eminent mechanical engineers. The Savery family papers consist primarily of those of Thomas H. Savery (1837-1910), his son William H. Savery (1865-1949), and William H. Savery's daughter Sara L. Savery (1897-1979) conerning the family papermaking machinery businesses, financial investments, and real estate activities documented through both personal and professional correspondence, business records, blueprints, and reports.

Dates: 1835-1960

Savery family papers

 Collection
Accession: 1822
Abstract:

The Savery family of Chester County, Pennsylvania, produced two generations of eminent mechanical engineers. Savery family papers consists of materials of the eldest son William H. Savery's (1865-1949) diaries, his father Thomas H. Savery (1837-1910) correspondence and notebooks documenting his career as a mechanical engineer, and the documents relating to Savery/Webb family property near Longwood Gardens, Hamorton and Parkerville, Pennsylvania.

Dates: 1713-1949

Thomas H. Savery diaries

 Collection
Accession: 0291
Scope and Contents:

Personal and business diaries of Thomas Savery documenting his career from 1864 to 1910 that include technical drawings and experimental data used in developing his patented papermaking machinery. Savery's career as machine shop foreman and general manager at Pusey & Jones is also described. The day to day activities of the shops in which he worked are detailed as well as his income, expenses, and investments. Among projects noted is the construction of Machinery Hall at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition. There are also discussions of his involvement in the Harper Ferry Electric Light & Power Company, York Haven Water & Power Company and York Haven Paper Company. There is a volume detailing his involvement in the Denver pulp and paper industry. Savery's involvement with the Wilmington Board of Trade and the Society of Friends are described in these volumes. There are also numerous notations on his personal and cultural life.

Dates: 1864-1910

Thomas H. Savery journals

 Collection
Accession: 1936
Abstract:

Thomas H. Savery (1837-1910) was president of Pusey, Jones and Company, a ship builder and manufacturer of papermaking machinery in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Thomas H. Savery, Jr. (1871-1930), the second son of Savery, followed in his father's footsteps in the pulp and paper industry. The records consist of two private journals from the youth of Thomas H. Savery and his son, Thomas H. Savery, Jr.

Dates: 1857-1890

Thomas H. Savery papers

 Collection
Accession: 1364
Abstract:

Thomas H. Savery (1837-1910) was president of Pusey, Jones and Company, a major ship builder and manufacturer of papermaking machinery in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The papers are a fragmentary collection of Savery's diary, correspondence, and financial papers. The materials document his early career, papermaking machinery business ventures, some personal correspondence, and speeches.

Dates: 1855-1910

Thomas H. Savery papers

 Collection
Accession: 0285
Abstract:

Thomas H. Savery (1837-1910) was president of Pusey, Jones and Company, a shipbuilder and papermaking machinery manufacturer in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In 1864 he married Sarah Pim Savery (1837-1928). This collection consists of ther business and personal papers of Thomas H. Savery, primarily related to his papermaking machinery ventures, and twenty-nine diaries of Sarah Pim Savery.

Dates: 1848-1910

Thomas H. Savery patent papers

 Collection
Accession: 1160
Abstract:

Thomas H. Savery (1837-1910) was president of Pusey, Jones and Company, a ship builder and manufacturer of papermaking machinery in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Copies of patents and correspondence relating to patents and royalties on inventions in papermaking, including the use of devices patented to others.

Dates: 1887-1908

Thomas Savery's patents for papermaking machine

 Collection
Accession: 0776
Abstract:

Thomas H. Savery (1837-1910) was president of Pusey, Jones and Company, a ship builder and manufacturer of papermaking machinery in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This collection is two volumes of Savery's original and published patents issued to him for papermaking machinery dating between 1868 and 1906.

Dates: 1868-1906

William H. Savery papers

 Collection
Accession: 0915
Abstract:

William H. Savery (1865-1949) was a paper manufacturer and president of the Harpers Ferry Paper Company, the Harpers Ferry Electic Light Company, and the Shenandoah Pulp Company. He was also president and general manager of the Parsons Engineering Company. The collection documents Savery's involvement with the Parsons Engineering Company, the York Haven and Harpers Ferry Paper Company from 1899 to 1920.

Dates: 1885-1938

William H. Savery personal diaries and notebooks

 Collection
Accession: 0330
Abstract:

William H. Savery (1865-1949) was a paper manufacturer and president of the Harpers Ferry Paper Company, the Harpers Ferry Electic Light Company, and the Shenandoah Pulp Company. He was also president and general manager of the Parsons Engineering Company. Consists of thirty-seven diaries and notebooks of Savery, dating from 1873 to 1918.

Dates: 1873-1918

William Young family miscellany

 Collection
Accession: 0483
Abstract:

William Young (1755-1829) was a Philadelphia bookseller and later a manufacturer at Rockland, Delaware. Miscellaneous papers including genealogical and biographical information, letter, and paper samples produced by Young.

Dates: 1792, undated

William Young miscellany

 Collection
Accession: 0855
Abstract:

William Young (1755-1829) was a Philadelphia bookseller and later a manufacturer at Rockland, Delaware. Letters to Young regarding paper business, two ship bill of lading, and two legal documents on paper produced by Young.

Dates: 1798-1828

Young, McAllister, and Warner family papers

 Collection
Accession: 0427
Abstract:

The Young and McAllister families were prominent families in the Associate Presbyterian community in Philadelphia. William Young (1755-1829) was a Philadelphia bookseller and later a manufacturer at Rockland, Delaware. John McAllister Jr. (1786-1877) ran the Philadelphia optical firm of that same name. This small collection of papers relate to the Young, McAllister, and Warner families. Approximately half of the material are correspondence from John Young, William Young, John McAllister Jr., and Joseph T. Warner; the other half are miscellaneous documents related to the families and businesses they were involved with including Rockland Manufacturing Company and McAllister Spectacle Company.

Dates: 1794-1871

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