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Guide to the Charles Macauley Research Files
circa 1800-1920
 MS 3192

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Collection processed by Elise Winks and Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on December 10, 2021
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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Macauley, Charles, active 1890s-1930s
Title: Charles Macauley research files
Dates [inclusive]: circa 1800-1920
Abstract: The collection includes Charles Macauley's research files, in the form of unbound scrapbooks in letterboxes, concerning New Jersey's Atlantic Ocean coastline, the state's coastal towns and beaches, shipwrecks off the New Jersey shore, and the presence and work of the U.S. Life-Saving Service (USLSS) in New Jersey from its founding in 1848 to its conclusion in 1915 with the formation of the U.S. Coast Guard. Documents include photographs, including original photos taken by Macauley circa 1890s-1910s; published and hand-drawn maps, including some street maps; picture postcards, perhaps especially of the resort towns; correspondence, including with Sumner Increase Kimball of the USLSS; clippings of articles and published images from newspapers and other print sources; typescript abstracts and extracts of various writings; and Macauley's notes, captions, and compiled lists of lifesaving volunteers, shipwrecks, etc.
Quantity: 7.63 Linear feet in 7 record cartons and 2 document boxes
Location: Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact manuscripts@nyhistory.org prior to your research visit to coordinate access. Keep in mind that it will take between two (2) and five (5) business days for collections to arrive, and you should plan your research accordingly.
Language: The documents in the collection are in English.
Call Phrase: MS 3192