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Bailey, Banks & Biddle records

Accession 2453

Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
302-658-2400
research@hagley.org

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Bailey, Banks & Biddle records
Dates: 1832-2003, bulk 1880-1980
Accession Number: 2453
Creator: Bailey, Banks & Biddle Company (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Extent: 59 linear feet
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Abstract: Bailey, Banks & Biddle (BB&B) was a renowned upscale jewelry firm that made and sold high quality merchandise.
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Administrative Information


Provenance

Gift of Tom Lozier, 2009

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Historical Note

Bailey, Banks & Biddle (BB&B) was a renowned upscale jewelry firm that made and sold high quality merchandise. Joseph Trowbridge Bailey (1806-1854) entered into a co-partnership with Andrew B. Kitchen (died 1850) on September 20, 1832 to establish the Bailey & Kitchen Jewelry Company at 136 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA. Bailey was an American jeweler and silversmith who is said to have enjoyed the almost unlimited confidence of his customers. A number of Southern landowners entrusted him with sums of money to disburse to their sons and daughters attending Philadelphia schools. This custom continued even after Bailey’s death until the Civil War.

The partnership of Bailey & Kitchen was dissolved by mutual consent in November 1846. The business continued when Eli Westcott Bailey (the brother of J.T. Bailey), Jeremiah Robbins and James Gallagher formed a new partnership under the name of Bailey & Company and operated the business at the same location until 1859 when they constructed a new building at 819 Chestnut Street. In 1869 the company moved to Chestnut at Twelfth Street. In 1903-1904 they built a technologically progressive showroom and eight-story factory at 1218-20-22 Chestnut Street.

Joseph Trowbridge Bailey, II (1835-1918), entered the business as an apprentice in 1851, became company president in 1854 after his father’s death, and was admitted into partnership in 1856. E.W. Bailey retired from the firm in 1866. On March 1, 1878 J.T. Bailey, II, George Banks of J.E. Caldwell & Company and Samuel Biddle of Robbins, Clark & Biddle, formed a partnership under the new name Bailey, Banks & Biddle. In that year the firm moved to 1218 Chestnut where it remained until 1953 when it established its headquarters on the corner of Chestnut and Sixteenth Streets.

By the 1880s, BB&B’s only serious competition came from rival jeweler Tiffany & Co. Biddle retired in 1893 and Banks retired in 1894. On March 2, 1894 the business was incorporated as Bailey, Banks & Biddle Company with J.T. Bailey, II as president; Charles Weaver Bailey (son of J.T. Bailey, II) as vice-president and treasurer; and Clement Weaver as secretary. The store flourished and was the most extensive jewelry and silversmith business in Philadelphia. C.W. Bailey (died 1922) was the last in the direct line of Baileys to head the firm. He became president after his father’s death in 1918.

By the late nineteenth century, BB&B had a successful insignia department which designed and manufactured medals, ribbons and honor awards for the U.S. government and military and naval academies. For nearly a century, BB&B produced the Congressional Medal of Honor, the first 40,000 Purple Hearts awarded, and class rings for West Point and Annapolis. Among the medals designed or produced by the firm’s corps of artists, die cutters, engravers and illuminators were the Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Service Cross and Distinguished Flying Cross. Charles Lindbergh and Admiral Richard E. Byrd received the first two Distinguished Flying Crosses in 1927. The current version of the Great Seal of the United States was designed by a BB&B artist in 1904. The Stationery Department, according to company legend, produced the invitations for the presidential inauguration of James Buchanan in 1857. President Abraham Lincoln was familiar with the company’s work after receiving a silver cup and plate personally crafted for him as a Christmas gift.

BB&B expanded to more than 100 retail locations in 31 states across the United States and Puerto Rico. It became part of the Zale Corp. on October 2, 1961. The Zale Corporation completed its sale of BB&B to Finlay Fine Jewelry Corporation for $200 million on November 12, 2007.

Finlay began as a mail order house for fine jewelry in 1887. In 1924, Abraham Hirshberg took over the debt-ridden business and expanded with Finlay-Straus stores throughout the metropolitan New York area. In 1968, Finlay was purchased by Seligman & Latz, a publicly traded company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Seligman & Latz operated Finlay until 1985 when it became privately owned. Finlay remained privately held until April 1995, when its parent, company Finlay Enterprises, Inc. held its initial public stock offering.

With the acquisition of Carlyle & Co. Jewelers in May 2005, Finlay returned to operating freestanding luxury stores. Carlyle consisted of 35 stores located primarily in southeastern United States under the Carlyle, J.E. Caldwell, and Park Promenade names. In November 2006 Congress Jewelers (a group of five stores located in Southwest Florida) was added, By August 2009, there were 182 Finlay locations: 67 Bailey Banks & Biddle, 34 Carlyle & Co., four Congress specialty jewelry stores, and 77 licensed departments with The Bon Ton.

On September 24, 2009, Finlay Enterprises announced completion of a bankruptcy auction for its business and assets to Gordon Brothers Retail Partners, LLC. Gordon Brothers was appointed to act as the Company’s agent to conduct “store closings” or similar sales of merchandise located at all of the Company’s retail store locations and the Company’s two distribution centers.

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Scope and Content

The bulk of the collection consists of a fairly complete set of records pertaining to diamond sales and remounting. BB&B diamond sales registers, 1879-1969, list the sale reference number, item description, weight, price, to whom sold, date, and sales person’s number. BB&B diamond remount ledgers, 1924-1947, list customer name, date, description of repair/redesign work and related information.

The earliest record is a sales register for Bailey & Kitchen, 1832-1833, listing customers’ last name in alphabetical order with sale reference numbers. Files containing class rings contracts document purchases by military academies and high schools and colleges. Custom design ledgers, 1910-1950, contain descriptions and artwork of pins, medals, and rings for military and civilian organizations.

Promotional records include BB&B catalogs and brochures (1917-2003 with gaps), advertisements that appeared in the Ladies Home Journal, 1905-1906; and newspaper advertisements, 1954-1955, 1979-1985.

The collection also includes reference books on English plate and silver and BB&B research files with information about its history, medals and decorations, and biographical sketches of famous clients from James Buchanan to George H. W. Bush.

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Arrangement

The arrangement is that devised by the company, which consisted merely of grouping like things together according to size without any hierarchical or series organization.

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Series Descriptions and Inventory

I. Diamond sales and remounting
Box
LGR-1 Jos. T. Bailey & A.B. Kitchen Sales Register, September 1832- July 1833
Box
LGR-2 Bailey, Banks & Biddle (BB&B) Diamond Register, 1879-1881
Box
LGR-3 Diamond Register, 1879-1883 [transferred from old register, May 20, 1881]
Box
LGR-4 Diamond Register, 1883-1886
Box
LGR-5 Diamond Register, 1886-1888
Box
LGR-6 Diamond Register, 1888-1889
Box
LGR-7 Diamond Register, 1889-1893
Box
LGR-8 Diamond Register, 1893-1897
Box
LGR-9 Diamond Register, 1897-1901
Box
LGR-10 Diamond Register, 1901-1904
Box
LGR-11 Diamond Register, 1904-1906
Box
LGR-12 Diamond Register, 1906-1909
Box
LGR-13 Diamond Register, 1909-1912
Box
LGR-14 Diamond Register, 1912-1916
Box
LGR-15 Diamond Register, 1916-1920
Box
LGR-16 Diamond Register, 1921-1928
Box
LGR-17 Diamond Register, 1928-1937
Box
LGR-18 Diamond Register, 1937-1942
Box
LGR-19 Diamond Register, 1942-1946
Box
LGR-20 Diamond Register, 1945-1952
Box
LGR-21 Diamond Register, 1947-1953
Box
LGR-22 Diamond Register, 1953-1958
Box
LGR-23 Diamond Register, 1958-1969
Box
LGR-24 Diamond Remount, 1924-1926
Box
LGR-25 Diamond Remount, 1926-1928
Box
LGR-26 Diamond Remount, 1928-1930
Box
LGR-27 Diamond Remount, 1930-1933
Box
LGR-28 Diamond Remount, 1933-1935
Box
LGR-29 Diamond Remount, 1940-1942
Box
LGR-30 Diamond Remount, 1942-1943
Box
LGR-31 Diamond Remount, 1943-1944
Box
LGR-32 Diamond Remount, 1945-1946
Box
LGR-33 Diamond Remount, 1946-1947
Box
LGR-34 Diamond Register Index, 1869-1879
Box
LGR-34 Diamond Sales Index Ledger, 1887
Box
LGR-34 Sales Index, 1887
Box
LGR-35 Diamond Sales, 1896-1901
Box
LGR-35 Diamond Sales, 1901-1905
Box
LGR-36 Diamond Sales, 1905-1908
Box
LGR-36 Diamond Sales, 1908-1911
Box
LGR-37 Diamond Sales, 1911-1914
Box
LGR-37 Diamond Sales, 1918-1920
Box
LGR-38 Diamond Sales, 1921-1924
Box
LGR-38 Diamond Sales, 1924-1928
Box
LGR-39 Diamond Sales, 1929-1934
Box
LGR-39 Diamond Sales, 1935-1939
Box
LGR-40 Diamond Sales, 1939-1942
Box
LGR-40 Diamond Sales, 1942-1944
Box
LGR-41 Diamond Sales, 1944-1946
Box
LGR-41 Diamond Sales, 1946-1948
Box
LGR-42 Diamond Sales, 1949-1952
Box
LGR-42 Diamond Sales, 1952-1955
Box
LGR-43 Diamond Sales, 1955-1959
Box
LGR-43 Diamond Sales, 1959-1962
II. General sales
Box
LGR-50 China and glass order book, 1911-1947
Box
LGR-50 Fitzpatrick Container order book, 1973-1975
Box
MS-21 Custom design ledger, A-M, 1910-1950, undated; 9 folders
Box
MS-22 Custom design ledger, N-Z, 1910-1950, undated; 10 folders
Box
MS-23 Military rings and gifts sales books, A-W, 1904-1962; 18 folders
Box
MS-24 Insignia Dept. – BB&B Stock Order Books, 1935-1955
Box
MS-24 Insignia Dept. – Military miniatures, medals, and ribbons stock order book
Box
MS-24 Insignia Dept. – Stock order books, 1956-1975
Box
MS-24 Ledger comparison reports, 1894-1900
III. Minutes
Box
LGR-44 BB&B Original
Box
LGR-44 Meeting Minutes, 1894-1904
Box
LGR-44 Meeting Minutes, 1904-1914
Box
LGR-45 BB&B Original
Box
LGR-45 Meeting Minutes, 1914-1929
IV. Company Correspondence, 1849-1968
Box
MS-1 348th Infantry
Box
MS-1 Amer. Legion Auxiliary
Box
MS-1 Annapolis Store
Box
MS-1 Army of the Philippines
Box
MS-1 Army of the Potomac
Box
MS-1 Bailey & Co.
Box
MS-1 William Bartlet
Box
MS-1 Bryn Mawr College
Box
MS-1 Civil War w/Mrs. Henderson
Box
MS-1 Colonial Dames of America
Box
MS-1 Daughters of the American Revolution
Box
MS-1 Daughters of the Cincinnati
Box
MS-1 Descendents of Colonial Governors
Box
MS-1 Fraley & Paul Law Firm
Box
MS-1 Huguenot Society of America
Box
MS-1 William Irvine
Box
MS-1 Johns Hopkins Univ.
Box
MS-1 Loyal Legion Badge
Box
MS-1 Medal of Honor
Box
MS-1 Military Order of Foreign Wars
Box
MS-1 Military Saber
Box
MS-1 NY Commandery Naval Order
Box
MS-1 Order of Founders & Patriots of America
Box
MS-1 Order of Oglethorpe / Pulaski
Box
MS-1 Order of the Spanish American War
Box
MS-1 Robbery Investigation, 1931
Box
MS-1 Society of the Ark and the Dove
Box
MS-1 Soc. of the Cruiser and Transport
Box
MS-1 Soc. of the Descendants of the Signers
Box
MS-1 Society of the Holland Dames
Box
MS-1 Sons of the Revolution
Box
MS-1 Eli Springs
Box
MS-1 Vassar College
Box
MS-1 West Chester State Normal School
Box
MS-32 Appraisals - Pocket Watch, 2003
Box
MS-32 Appraisals - BB & B and General Motors, 1919
V. Agreements, Copyrights, and Patents
Box Folder
MS-3 1-30 A-O, 1892-1959
Box Folder
MS-4 1-27 P-Z, 1891-1977
VI. Contracts
A. Class rings, 1927-1958
Box
MS-5 Albermarle School
MS-5 Barnard College
MS-5 Beaver College
MS-5 Bensalem Twp
MS-5 Central HS
MS-5 Chester HS
MS-5 Connecticut College
MS-5 Cranbrook School
MS-5 Drexel Institute
MS-5 Emory Univ.
MS-5 Forest Park HS
MS-5 Germantown HS
MS-5 Hannah More Academy
MS-5 LaSalle College
MS-5 Manhattan College
MS-5 Mauch Chunk HS
MS-5 Merchantville HS
MS-5 Mt. Holyoke College
MS-5 Mount Saint Joseph College
MS-5 Northeast Catholic HS
MS-5 Norristown Sr. HS
MS-5 Ogden College
Box
MS-6 PA Hospital Men’s School of Nursing
MS-6 Philadelphia College of Pharmacy & Science
MS-6 Philadelphia HS for Girls
MS-6 Roxborough HS
MS-6 Saint Frances College
MS-6 Saint John’s College
MS-6 Saint Joseph’s College
MS-6 Saint Joseph’s Preparatory School
MS-6 Skidmore College
MS-6 State Teachers College
MS-6 Temple Univ. & Dental School
MS-6 Trinity College
MS-6 Univ. of Delaware Women’s College
MS-6 Univ. of Pennsylvania
MS-6 Ursinus College
MS-6 Vassar College
MS-6 Villanova College
MS-6 Villanova University, Lambda Kappa Delta
MS-6 Virginia Polytechnic Inst.
MS-6 Wellesley College
MS-6 W. Philadelphia HS for Girls
B. Military
Box
MS-7 N.Y. Military Academy, Philippine Military, US Coast Guard, US Merchant and US Naval Academies, 1906-1957; 18 folders
Box
MS-8 West Point, US Naval Academy, Venezuelean Naval School and Virginia Military Institute, 1909-1955; 17 folders
Box
MS-9 West Point, 1913-1952 [class rings and wedding gifts] ; 16 folders
Box
MS-23 Medal of Honor, 1904
VII. Promotional materials
A. Advertisements
Box
LGR-51 Slavick’s Newspaper Ads, 1955-1953
LGR-51 BB&B Newspaper Ads, 1979-1980
Box
LGR-52 BB&B Newspaper Ads, 1981-1983
LGR-52 Newspaper Ads, 1984-1985
LGR-52 Magazine Ads: Ladies’ Home Journal, 1905-1906
Posters – Ad Reproductions
Box
MS-31 BB&B Calendar, 1999; oversize
MS-31 BB&B Magazine Ads, 1957-1967; oversize
MS-31 BB&B Ads, 1880-1881; oversize prints
Box
MS-15 Harper’s Bazaar Ad [empty], 1914
B. Catalogs
66 folders
Box
MS-10 Herald & Art Stationary, circa 1870-1890
MS-10 Gift Book Page, c. 1896
MS-10 Handbook, 1917, 1919
MS-10 Catalog pages, circa 1920, 1927
MS-10 Personal Gift, c. 1920
MS-10 For the Home, 1924
MS-10 Wedding and other Gifts, 1926
MS-10 Gift Book & Suggestion Book, 1927
MS-10 Gift Certificates, 1930
MS-10 Order of Descendants of Colonial Governors order card, 1930
MS-10 The Gift Book, 1948
MS-10 Gifts for the Bride, 1948
MS-10 Holiday Gift Book, 1949
MS-10 The Important Gift, circa 1940s
MS-10 Catalog Order Form
MS-10 Your Gift, 1951
Box
MS-11 Christmas, 1966
MS-11 Heirlooms, 1967
MS-11 Triumphs & Trifles, 1968
MS-11 The Finds, 1969
MS-11 The Delicious World, 1969-1970
MS-11 Show Business, 1971
MS-11 Do Something Beautiful, 1972-1973
MS-11 Have a Picnic, 1972-1975
MS-11 To Love Is To Give, 1974
MS-11 America, 1975
MS-11 A House Full of Love, 1976
MS-11 Something Beautiful for All Seasons, 1977-1978
MS-11 The Couturier Collection, 1979
Box
MS-12 Summer Stock, undated
MS-12 Surprises, undated
MS-12 Bailey, Banks & Biddle, 1982, Spring 1990, General 1991
MS-12 Holidays, 1980, 1987-1989, 1991
MS-12 Mother’s Day, 1991
Box
MS-13 Bailey, Banks & Biddle, 1994-1996
MS-13 Bridal & Jewelry Brochure, 1997
MS-13 Mother’s Day, 1997
MS-13 Father’s Day, 1997
MS-13 October & Holiday, 1998
MS-13 Classics & Spring Arrivals
Box
MS-25 Slavick Jewelry Company - Christmas Catalogs / mailers, 1924–1953
Box
MS-33 Diamonds, Watches, Holidays, Gifts, etc., 2002-2003
Box
MS-15 Military & Naval Insignia and Novelties, 1916, 1923, 1928
MS-15 Insignia Denoting Rank of Officers, 1917
MS-15 New Air Force Ring, 1935
MS-15 Marine Corps Officers Ring, 1939
MS-15 US Military Academy Miniature Rings, 1953-1961
MS-15 US Military Academy Wall Plaque, 1954
MS-15 US Naval Academy Miniature Rings, 1953
MS-15 Nautical Wedding Rings Catalog, 1904-1953
MS-15 War Dept. General Staff Decoration, 1904-1953
C. Mail-outs and signs
Box
MS-25 Slavick Jewelry Company - Remodeled & Enlarged Store mailer, 1937
Box
MS-26 Slavick Jewelry Company - 36th Anniversary - 1933 Opportunity
MS-26 Slavick Jewelry Company - 10th to 36th Anniversary Sales, 1927-1953
Box
MS-27 Slavick Jewelry Company - April Diamond Event, 1935–1945
MS-27 Slavick Jewelry Company - Annual Jewelry Sale, 1929
MS-27 Slavick Jewelry Company - Better Vision, 1936
MS-27 Slavick Jewelry Company - Crystal Glassware Sale (1 cent post card)
MS-27 Slavick Jewelry Company - Diamond Rings, 1935
MS-27 Slavick Jewelry Company - June Gifts, 1927-1948
MS-27 Slavick Jewelry Company - Modern Shaving News (Schick electric), 1932
MS-27 Slavick Jewelry Company - Opening Week Mail Out, 1925
MS-27 Slavick Jewelry Company - Opportunity Days Sale, 1936
MS-27 Slavick Jewelry Company - Police Officer’s Watch, 1936
MS-27 Slavick Jewelry Company - Reopening Radio & Electric Departments, 1945
MS-27 Slavick Jewelry Company - Silverware Sale, 1922
MS-27 Slavick Jewelry Company - Special Watch Offer, 1933
MS-27 Slavick Jewelry Company - Teacher’s Gift Mail Out, circa 1930s
MS-27 Slavick Jewelry Company - Mail Outs and Signs - Watch Sale, 1925
MS-27 Slavick Jewelry Company - Your Gift to Yourself, 1941
MS-27 Slavick Jewelry Company - Convenient Christmas Credit
MS-27 Slavick Jewelry Company - Fine China & Crystal
MS-27 Slavick Jewelry Company - Envelop Stationary samples and info booklet
D. Special items and other companies
16 folders
MS-14 Aya Azrielant Collection brochure, 1998
MS-14 Concord Swiss Watch Collection brochure, 1998
MS-14 Gold Collection, 1998
MS-14 Rolex Catalogs
MS-14 Watches Catalog, 1992, 1998
MS-14 Black, Starr & Frost Catalog, 1983
MS-14 Brunner Joaillier Catalog No. 20
MS-14 J.E. Caldwell & Co. Catalogs, 1983, 1994
MS-14 Tiffany & Co. Catalogs, 1984
MS-14 Wiss & Lambert Catalogs, 1980
Box
MS-31 Zale’s Magazine Ads, 1964-1976; oversize
MS-31 Clark & Biddle Ads – Music sheets, 1869; oversize
VIII. Research
A. General
Box
MS-18 James Buchanan biography, undated
MS-18 George H.W. Bush bio, undated
MS-18 Richard E. Byrd bio, undated
MS-18 Mary Cassett bio, undated
MS-18 Conservation Center Brochure, undated
MS-18 US Centennial Exhibition – copy of title page, undated
MS-18 Chestnut Street: Old & New, 1935
MS-18 du Pont family short bio, undated
MS-18 Amelia Earhardt bio, undated
MS-18 Dwight Eisenhower bio, undated
MS-18 Ulysses S. Grant bio, undated
MS-18 Irving Public Library: Research Sources, undated
MS-18 Andrew Jackson bio, undated
MS-18 Lyndon Johnson bio, undated
MS-18 Liberty Bell booklets, research & report, 1990-1998
MS-18 Library Company of Philadelphia, 1990-1997
MS-18 Abraham Lincoln bio
MS-18 Charles A. Lindbergh bio
MS-18 Douglas MacArthur bio
MS-18 George Meade bio
MS-18 Museum of History and Technology Presentation Pieces, 1965
MS-18 National Archives photos and reference material, 1995-1997
MS-18 Bailey, Germany - new store news article, 1904
Box
MS-19 Nimitz, Chester W., 1996
MS-19 Customer Sources, 1823-1959
MS-19 Oxford Companion to the Decorative Arts
MS-19 General George Patton Bio
MS-19 Pennsylvania Military Museum, 1996
MS-19 Ross H. Perot Bio
MS-19 Matthew C. Perry, Commodore bio
MS-19 Rockefeller Family bio
MS-19 Research Cards Groups 1 – 4 (BB&B business related subjects)
MS-19 Amy Polley, Zale, Research Questions, 1996
MS-19 Tablet: Exhibit, 1997
MS-19 Company History Events – needed documents & clippings, Internet Searches & Research Topics
MS-19 Telephone Inquires Research, 1996
MS-19 Unknown Soldier research page
B. Company History
MS-16 In-Store Exhibit list, 1999
MS-16 Academy of Music Program advertisement, 1987
MS-16 McClure’s Magazine , 1942
MS-16 Newspaper Advertisements, 1833- 1972
MS-16 US Naval Advertisements, 1996
MS-16 Alderson & Session Inventory System Report, 1951
MS-16 American Jewelry Manufacturers BB&B page
MS-16 Joseph T. Bailey & J.T. Bailey II bios
MS-16 Biddle’s mark
MS-16 Company histories, 1984-1999
MS-16 "BB&B – A Story of the Oldest Jewelry Company in the Nation" by Amy Polley, 1997
MS-16 Founder’s Obituaries, 1919-1924
MS-16 Gleason’s Pictorial Drawing Room Companion, 1853
C. Civic Artifacts
Box
LGR-49 J.T. Bailey Co. Centennial Plaque, 1932
Box
MS-16 BB&B Clocks
MS-16 Confederate 1861 Cent, 1984-1997
MS-16 The Connoisseur: BB&B Quarterly, 1886-1889
MS-16 All-American article, 1989
MS-16 Great Seal of the United States information
MS-16 Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1996
MS-16 James Madison Plate
MS-16 Abraham Lincoln Mug
MS-16 Lyle Official Antiques Rev. [Bailey items], 1996
MS-16 National Museum of American History, 1996
MS-16 The Numismatist, 1924
MS-16 Philadelphia (Gift) Bowl, 1969-1989
MS-16 Philadelphia Liberty Medal, 1988-1993
MS-16 Smithsonian: Order of James Smithson
D. Military Artifacts
Box
MS-20 316th Infantry Admiral Richard E. Byrd’s Navy Medal of Honor
MS-20 List of Awards of Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross & Medal, 1862–1941 ; 3 folders
MS-20 Bronze Star & Silver Star Medal
MS-20 Civil War Presentation Swords
MS-20 Distinguished Flying Cross
MS-20 Eisenhower West Point Engagement Ring
MS-20 General George Patton’s West Point Class Ring
MS-20 Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1996
MS-20 Medal of Honor Articles, 1902-1918
MS-20 Medal of Honor Background, 1996
MS-20 Medal Research
MS-20 Military Aviator’s Badge
MS-20 Military Swords
MS-20 Naval Academy Sword
MS-20 Order of the Dragon Medal
MS-20 PA Historical & Museum Commission, 1997
MS-20 Precedence of Awards (when worn)
MS-20 Purchase of Medals (auction), 2002
MS-20 Pvt. Ernst Gram’s Medals
MS-20 The Service and its Insignia (BB&B), 1917
MS-20 US Naval Academy Class Rings, 1923-1949
MS-20 US Naval Academy Graduates, 1996
MS-20 West Point Graduates, 1996
IX. Miscellaneous
Box
LGR-53 Bradbury, Frederick. History of Old Sheffield Plate. London: MacMillan & Co., 1912
Box
LGR-54 Caldicott, J.W. The Values of Old English Silver, and Sheffield Plate, from the XVth to the XIXth Centuries. J. Starkie Gardner, ed. London: Bemrose & Sons Limited, 1906
Box
LGR-55 Jackson, Charles James. An Illustrated History of English Plate Ecclesiastical and Secular. Volume 1. London: Western Mail Limited, 1911
Box
LGR-56 Jackson, Charles James. An Illustrated History of English Plate Ecclesiastical and Secular. Volume 2. London: Western Mail Limited, 1911
Box
MS-31 Chester St. building, 1979, 1989; blueprints
Box
MS-31 Cowles, John C. The Sesquicentennial of the Constitution of the United States of America and Inauguration of George Washington, First President, 1789-1939: A Masonic Tribute (1937); oversize
Box
MS-31 Pennsylvania Coat-of-Arms; oversize print
Box
MS-31 Old State House, Philadelphia; oversize print
Box
MS-31 J.T. Bailey – Retirement Party, 1915; oversize photograph
Box
MS-31 Design artwork for Society of Architectural Historians Medal, 1982; oversize
Box
MS-31 Military officers' sword; oversize photograph