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Guide to the William Louis Calver Papers
1894-1940 (Bulk 1900-1940)
  MS 96

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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on October 21, 2011
Description is in English.

Container List

Container List

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 NYHS Field Exploration Committee: Papers re: the Committee
Box: 1 Folder : 2 NYHS Field Exploration Committee: Newspaper articles re: the work of the Committee
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Letters to Calver from Edwin A. Barber, Director, Pennsylvania Museum re: ceramics found in British camps
1913-1916
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Data re: Oscar Theodore Barck, Sr., member of NYHS Field Exploration Committee
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Letters written by Reginald Pelham Bolton (1856-1942) and data relative to his writings
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Data assembled by Reginald Pelham Bolton and Calver re: so-called "magazine" within Fort Washington, Fort Washington Avenue at 183rd Street
1934
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Data re: to Inwood Hill Park on upper Manhattan Island
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Letters to Calver from A. M. Brooking, Director, The Hastings Museum, Hastings, Nebraska
1925-1939
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Letters to Calver from Howard Bullis, Brooklyn, NY re: archaeological discoveries on Long Island, NY
1922-1934
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Data and letters of Calver re: research and his activities
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Letters from Calver to Oscar Theodore Barck, Sr. re: their activities and work of the NYHS Field Exploration Committee on various Revolutionary War and War of 1812 military sites; and letters written by Calver during his trip to Palestine to excavate Crusader castle of Montfort for The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Letters from Calver to Reginald Pelham Bolton, Work of NYHS Field Exploration Committee at Fort Washington
1922
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Reprint of article by Calver, "The British Army Button in the American Revolution," in NYHS Quarterly Bulletin
1921
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Original drafts by Calver for article, "Two Additional Belt Plates and Another Cartridge-Box Badge of the British Army in the American Revolution," published in NYHS Quarterly Bulletin
1938
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Original draft by Calver for article, "A Sword-Belt of the Revolution," published in Fort Ticonderoga Museum Bulletin
1940
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Manuscript draft by W.L. Calver for article on sleeve links and civil dress buttons
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Original carbon of article by W.L. Calver, "Recollections of Northern Manhattan," written in March 1932, and published in NYHS Quarterly, January 1948
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Manuscript draft by Calver, "Camp Robinson's Farm at Garrison, Putnam County, New York," in the Hudson Highlands, explored by the NYHS Field Exploration Committee
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Article by W.L. Calver for radio talk on archaeological work and activities of NYHS Field Exploration Committee
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Typescript of lecture by W.L. Calver at NYHS on Hudson Highlands
1936
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Data on Major General John Small for article by Calver published in Fort Ticonderoga Museum Bulletin
[1936]
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Correspondence between Calver and Bottet and Lacault re: French 18th century uniforms
1908-1916
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Data on Phoenix buttons and King Christiphe of Haiti
[1920-1930]
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Data on buttons
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Canadian and War of 1812 material
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Correspondence of Calver with C. S. Campbell re: Niagara frontier forts
[1908-1930]
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Correspondence with Calver with Walter S. Chattin re: button collection of Reginald L. Hart and American Buttonists Society
1942
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Calver correspondence with W. G. Crozier
1933-1934
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Letters to Calver from Robert S. Duncan re: military data
1928-1933
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Letters and data re: military matters from John War Dunsmore, artist and member of NYHS Field Exploration Committee
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Letters and data exchanged between Calver and Alexander R. Cattley, British Military expert and artist, re: uniform equipment
[1924-1939]
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Letters and data exchanged between Calver and Luis Fenollosa Emilio, button authority, re: buttons
1903-1908
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Data on forts
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Letters to Calver from Dwight Franklin relative to uniforms
1932-1935
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Letters and data, Harold B. Hayden re: Isle aux Noix on Canadian border, Richlieu River, Lake Champlain
[1924-1928]
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Letters to Calver from Charles Gaunt re: military equipment
1916-1917
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Letters to Calver from R.W. Geary relative to Niagara frontier and Lundy's Lane Historical Society
1925-1933
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Letters to Calver from Colonel Charles Haggard
1914
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Letters to Calver from Reginald W. Hart re: military equipment
1902-1908
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Letters to Calver from Leslie G. Hilborn re: military equipment and buttons
[1927-1928]
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Letters to Calver from Charles B. Hill-Tout re: Hill-Tout's collection of military relics
1929-1939
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Letters to Calver from Alfred F. Hopkins, Museum Curator, Colonial National Monument, re: belt plate
1936
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Hudson Highland Revolutionary War buttons and relics, Payment to George B. Cusley and Sergeant Cephas Fleming, U.S. Army, for their collections
1921
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Letters to Calver from William Kirby, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada, re: Niagara River forts and relics
1936-1938
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Letters to Calver from Charles La Cault, French military artist, re: uniforms and military matters
1909-1914
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Letters to Calver from B.E. Law, re: relics
1935
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Letters to Calver from A.C. Lovett re: military data
1913-1920
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Letters to Calver from A. MacWilliam re: buttons
1924-1925
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Letters to Calver and correspondence with Major Samuel Milne, antiquarian and author re: British regimental equipment in American Revolution [1894-1909]
1914
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Letters to Calver from Morristown National Historic Park re: Morristown and Revolutionary War buttons and relics
1914
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Letters to Calver from J.B. Nightingale re: buttons and relics
1922-1937
Box: 4 Folder : 14 Data on Calver's excavation of Crusader Castle of Montfort, Palestine for the Metropolitan Museum of Art
1926
Box: 4 Folder : 15 Newspaper clippings and data relative to Palestine, collected by Calver in connection with his excavation of the Crusader Castle of Montfort
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Letters to Calver from H.G. Parkyn re: to British military relics
1913-1939
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Data and correspondence re: 20th Regiment Foot and British military data
[1927-1933]
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Data collected by Calver and Reginald Pelham Bolton on Revolutionary War army huts
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Letters to Calver from Percival W. Reynolds, British military artist re: military dress and data
1909-1931
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Letters to Calver from Edward H. Rogers re: relics
1938-1939
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Letters to Calver from Major J.H. MacKay Scobie, Curator, Scottish National Military and Naval Museum re: buttons and military subjects
1930-1936
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Data and correspondence re: Scovill Manufacturing Company, Waterbury, Connecticut, re: buttons manufactured by the company
1943-1945
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Letters to Calver from George O.W. Servis re: military collections and data
1904-1938
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Letters to Calver from Starr S. Sherwood
1922-1928
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Letters and data re: Revolutionary War fort sites on Staten Island
1939
Box: 5 Folder : 11 Letters to Calver from Carlyle Smith re: firearms
1938
Box: 5 Folder : 12 Letters to Calver from G.W. Snook re: military data
1936-1937
Box: 5 Folder : 13 Letters to Calver from Colonel Daniel Stevens re: buttons
1902-1904
Box: 5 Folder : 14 Assorted data of Dr. William S. Thomas, member of the NYHS Field Exploration Committee re: Revolutionary War military camps
1922-1929
Box: 5 Folder : 15 Letters written by William L. Calver to Dr. William S. Thomas
1917-1925
Box: 5 Folder : 16 Data on Fort Ticonderoga , collected by Calver in connection with his excavation of the Crusader Castle of Montfort
Box: 5 Folder : 17 Letters to Calver from Frederick P. Todd re: American military equipment
1936-1940
Box: 5 Folder : 18 Data on troops
Box: 5 Folder : 19 Data on 17th Regiment of Foot (British Army)
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Data on various subjects
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Letters to Calver and data from Dr. J.C. Webster, military antiquarian and author, re: buttons and military data
1908-1918
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Data on Williamsburg, Virginia
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Data and article by Calver on Revolutionary War army huts
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Edgar N. Williams

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