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Guide to the New York Crystal Palace Records
1840-1858
 MS 443.13

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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on February 22, 2012
Finding Aid is written in English.

Container List

Series I: Correspondence, Bulk, 1852-1854 1852-1858

Arrangement Note

Series I: Correspondence is arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Series I: Correspondence contains letters to and from members of the Association for the Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations. Notable recipients include Charles Buschek (Manager in Europe), C.E. Detmond (Engineer), William Whetten (Secretary), and other members and patrons of Association. Ranging from 1852 to 1858, the bulk of correspondence was written in 1853, the year that the exhibition opened for the World's Fair. Correspondence largely deals with the building of the Crystal Palace and the organization of the exhibition. A letter written by George S. Badger on October 7, 1858, describes seeing the Crystal Palace burn down two days earlier.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Correspondence
October 1852
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Correspondence
March, August, September 1852
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Correspondence
November 1852
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Correspondence
December 1-10, 1852
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Correspondence
December 11-20, 1852
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Correspondence
December 21-31, 1852
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Correspondence
January 1-10, 1853
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Correspondence
January 11-20, 1853
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Correspondence
January 21-31, 1853
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Correspondence
February 1-15, 1853
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Correspondence
February 16-28, 1853
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Correspondence
March 1-15, 1853
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Correspondence
March 16-31, 1853
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Correspondence
April 1-15, 1853
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Correspondence
April 16-30, 1853
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Correspondence
May 1-5, 1853
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Correspondence
May 16-31, 1853
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Correspondence
June 1-15, 1853
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Correspondence
June 16-31, 1853
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Correspondence
July 1853
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Correspondence
August-October 1853
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Correspondence
November 1853
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Correspondence
December 1853
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Correspondence
January 1854
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Correspondence
February 1854
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Correspondence
March 1854
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Correspondence
April-September 1854
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Correspondence
October 7, 1858
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Correspondence
undated

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