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Guide to the Maritime History Collection PR 100

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© 2011 New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Kelly McAnnaney; finding aid updated and expanded by Eva Gretta, 2015

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on March 01, 2016
Description is in English

Container List

Series II. Medium Format Flat Files

Scope and Contents note

Series II contains material between the sizes of 9 by 14 and 20 by 24 inches. Much of this series comes from clipping from illustrated newspapers and naval periodicals.

Subseries II.1: Sailing Vessels

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: Flat File Folder : FF1 A-M

Scope and Contents note

This file includes the Currier and Ives lithographs The Gem of the Pacific and   The Celebrated Ship Dreadnought as well as Nathaniel Currier’s  The Celebrated Clipper Bark Grapeshot Belonging to Geo. Law Esq. N.Y.. This file also contains the aquatint  The Brig Jane and Cutter Beaufoy on 20 February 1823.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 2 America
Box: Flat File Folder : FF 3 N-Z

Scope and Contents note

This file contains photographs, clippings from periodicals and original lithographs such as Currier and Ives The Miniature Ship “Red, White, and Blue”,  Clipper Ship Three Brothers and Nathaniel Currier’s   Pilot Boat Wm. J. Romer.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 4 Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria
Box: Flat File Folder : FF 5 Multiple Ships

Scope and Contents note

This file contains photographs, clippings from periodicals and original prints including Various Boats, Barks &c. used in the Rivers and on the Coasts of Peru in South America, engraved for Middleton’s Complete System of Geography. This file also contains several chromolithographs after works by Frederic S. Cozzens.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 6 Unidentified ships

Subseries II.2: Steamships

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: Flat File Folder : FF 7 A

Scope and Contents note

This file contains photographs, clippings from periodicals and original lithographs, including William Endicott’s Atlantic’s Return and Nathaniel Currier’s  U.S.M. Steam Ship Arctic.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 8 Albany
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: Flat File Folder : FF 18 Q-S
Box: Flat File Folder : FF 9 B

Scope and Contents note

This file contains photographs, clippings from periodicals and original lithographs, including Currier and Ives’ The Narragansett Steamship Co’s Steamer Bristol of the Fall River Line, Nathaniel Currier’s  U.S.M. Steam Ship Baltic, C. Bigot’s  The British Queen and Senefelder’s  Benjamin Franklin.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 10 C

Scope and Contents note

This file contains photographs, advertisements for the American Steamship Circassian, images of the steamship Clermont and J.H. Bufford’s lithograph Camel Steam Tug, Lieut. J.A. Winslow, U.S.N. Inventor. Also includes photograph of Anchor Line Steamship “City of Rome” (used to transport Spanish prisoners of war in 1898) signed by the ship’s passengers.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 11 D-F
Box: Flat File Folder : FF 12 G
Box: Flat File Folder : FF 13 Great Eastern
Box: Flat File Folder : FF 14 H-L
Box: Flat File Folder : FF 15 M
Box: Flat File Folder : FF 16 N
Box: Flat File Folder : FF 17 O-P
Box: Flat File Folder : FF 19 T-Z
Box: Flat File Folder : FF 20 Multiple & Unidentified ships

Subseries II.3: Naval Vessles

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: Flat File Folder : FF 21 A

Scope and Contents note

This file contains photographs of the U.S.S. Alliance, U.S.S. America, U.S.S. Amphitrite, U.S.S. Annapolis and  U.S.S. Arionza.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 22 B

Scope and Contents note

This file contains photographs of the U.S.S. Brooklyn, U.S.S. Boston, U.S.S. Cruiser Birmingham, U.S.S. Cruiser Baltimore, and a print of the  U.S.S. Bonhome Richard.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 23 C

Scope and Contents note

This file contains clippings from periodicals, photographs and Nathaniel Currier's lithograph U.S. Frigate Cumberland.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 24 USS Constitution
Box: Flat File Folder : FF 25 D-G

Scope and Contents note

This file contains photographs and the lithograph Launch of the Steam Frigate Fulton the First, at New York 29th, Octr. 1814.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 26 H-I

Scope and Contents note

This file contains clippings from periodicals and photographs.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 27 J-L

Scope and Contents note

This file contains photographs, clippings from periodicals and prints.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 28 M

Scope and Contents note

This file contains clippings from periodicals, photographs (including a gelatin silver print by James Grabow of the Mothball Fleet on the Hudson River) and the lithographs U.S. Steam Frigate Mississippi Passing Punta Tristao and   U.S. Practice Ship 'Marion' Capt. S.B. Luce.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 29 USS Maine
Box: Flat File Folder : FF 30 N

Scope and Contents note

This file contains photographs and clippings from periodicals.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 31 USS New York

Scope and Contents note

This file contains clippings from periodicals, photographs and the Currier & Ives lithograph Armoured Steel Cruiser New York, United States Navy.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 32 O

Scope and Contents note

This file contains clippings from periodicals, photographs and the Nathaniel Currier lithograph U.S. Ship of the Line Ohio

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 33 P

Scope and Contents note

This file contains photographs, the engraving La Fregate des Etats-unis d'Amerique, le President, venant d'appareiller, avec des ris dans les Huniers and the lithograph  U.S. Ship Pennsylvania. Charles Stewart Esq. Comr.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 34 R-S

Scope and Contents note

This file contains photographs and the lithograph Die Amerikanische Kriegsfregatte St. Lawrence

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 35 T-Z

Scope and Contents note

This file contains clippings from periodicals, photographs and the lithograph U.S. Steam Frigate Wabash. In a gale on the night of the 29th of Nov.r 1856, off Cape Hatteras.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 36 Submarines
Box: Flat File Folder : FF 37 Naval Vessels- Foreign

Scope and Contents note

This file contains clippings from periodicals, photographs and H.M. Currie & Son's lithograph H.M.S. Shannon.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 38 British Naval Ships- HMS Ramillies

Scope and Contents note

This file contains three prints after paintings by Robert Dodd.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 39 Multiple Ships

Scope and Contents note

This file contains clippings from periodicals and photographs.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 40 Unidentified Ships

Scope and Contents note

This file contains clippings from periodicals, photographs and Nathaniel Currier's lithograph U.S. Ship of the Line in a Gale.

Subseries II.4: Ship Details

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: Flat File Folder : FF 41 Ship Details- Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents note

This file contains clippings from The Navy and Army Illustrated and  The Illustrated London News.

Subseries II.5: Views

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: Flat File Folder : FF 42 Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents note

This file contains clippings from periodicals and photographs of Howe Caverns and the U.S. Maritime Service Training Station in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 43 United States

Scope and Contents note

This file contains lithographs and engravings of the U.S. Naval Asylum,the Burning of Savannah and Virginia.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 44 Annapolis, United States Naval Academy

Scope and Contents note

This file contains photographs of the US Naval Academy.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 45 Annapolis, United States Naval Academy

Separated Materials note

This file contains photographs of the US Naval Academy.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 46 Foreign

Scope and Contents note

This file contains prints of foreign views, including John Boydell's engravings of Woolwich and Greenwich Hospital.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 47 Monuments and Memorials

Scope and Contents note

This file contains clippings from periodicals and prints.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 48 Ship Yards and Dry Docks

Subseries II.6: Clippings, Papers & Ephemera

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: Flat File Folder : FF 49 The Evolution of a Leviathan: How the Steamship Developed

Scope and Contents note

This file contains clippings from The London Illustrated News.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 50 Theatrical Productions

Scope and Contents note

This file contains clippings from The Sphere, The Sketch and  The London Illustrated News.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 51 USS Maine

Subseries II.7: Events

Naval Battles

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: Flat File Folder : FF 52 Thrid Anglo-Dutch War
Box: Flat File Folder : FF 53 Third Anglo-Dutch War
Box: Flat File Folder : FF 54 Seven Years War

Scope and Contents note

This file contains engravings for Harrison's edition of Rapin's History of England.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 55 Revolutionary War

Scope and Contents note

This file contains clippings from periodicals and prints, including an engraving by J. Boydell of the engagement between the Serapis and Bonhomme Richard.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 56 Barbary War

Scope and Contents note

This file contains several prints picturing naval engagements and events from the Barbary war, including an engraving of The Blowing Up of the Fire Ship Intrepid.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 57 War of 1812- Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents note

This file contains several prints picturing naval engagements from the War of 1812, including lithographs by Samuel Walters and an engraving of the Peacock and L'Epervier after Thomas Birch.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 58 War of 1812- Battle of Lake Champlain

Scope and Contents note

This file contains several prints, including Benjamin Tanner's engraving and Nathaniel Currier's lithograph of Macdonough's Victory on Lake Champlain.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 59 War of 1812- Battle of Lake Erie

Scope and Contents note

This file contains clippings from periodicals and several prints, including Nathaniel Currier's Perry's Victory on lake Erie and  Naval Heros of the United States.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 60 War of 1812- USS Chesapeake & HMS Shannon

Scope and Contents note

This file contains several prints, including Boarding and Taking the American Ship Chesapeake .

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 61 War of 1812- USS Constitution & the Guerriere

Scope and Contents note

This file contains clippings from periodicals and prints, including Brilliant Naval Victory, after S. Seymour, Strickland and Kneass' engraving  Signal Naval Victory and Nathaniel Currier's lithograph  The Constitution and Guerriere.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 62 USS Constitution & the Java

Scope and Contents note

This file contains clippings from periodicals and prints, including R. and D. Havell's The Java in a Sinking State and D.W. Kellogg's  The Capture of H.B.M.'s Sloop of War Java by the U.S. Frigate Constitution.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 63 War of 1812- USS United States & British Frigate Macedonian

Scope and Contents note

This file contains prints, including S. Seymour's Capture of H.B.M. Friagate Macedonian.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 64 War of 1812- USS Wasp & HMS Frolic

Scope and Contents note

This file includes clippings from periodicals and prints, including F. Kearny's and S. Seymour's engravings of the capture of the H.B.M. Sloop of War Frolic.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 65 War of 1812- Images depicting multiple battles

Scope and Contents note

This file contains clippings from periodicals and prints, including Packard & Van Benthuysen's American Naval Victories.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 66 Civil War- Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents note

This file contains clippings from periodicals and prints, including Currier & Ives' The Great Naval Victory in Mobile Bay and  The U.S. Sloop of War "Kearsage" 7 Guns, Sinking the Pirate "Alabama" 8 Guns.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 67 Civil War- Battle between the Monitor & the Merrimac

Scope and Contents note

This file contains several prints, including lithographs by Currier & Ives and Endicott & Co.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 68 Spanish American War- Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents note

This file contains clippings from periodicals and several prints.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 69 Spanish American War- Destruction of the USS Maine

Scope and Contents note

This file contains photographs, clippings from periodicals and several prints.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 70 Unidentified Battles

Scope and Contents note

This file contains clippings from periodicals and prints.

Events - Miscellaneous

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: Flat File Folder : FF 71 Dewey Naval Parade

Scope and Contents note

This file contains Pach Brother's photographs of the 1899 Dewey Naval Parade.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 72 Fisher's Island Sham Battle

Scope and Contents note

This file contains clippings from periodicals and photographs of the 1891 Fisher's Island sham battle.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 73 Races

Scope and Contents note

This file contains clippings from periodicals, prints and lithographs.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 74 Shipwrecks & Fires - Photographs
Box: Flat File Folder : FF 74a Shipwrecks & Fires - Prints

Subseries II.8: Model Ships

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: Flat File Folder : FF 75 Miscellaneous

Subseries II.9: Portraits

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: Flat File Folder : FF 76 A-D

Scope and Contents note

This file contains clippings from periodicals and prints, including a portrait of Stephen Decatur engraved by Asher B. Durand after a painting by Thomas Sully.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 77 F-H

Scope and Contents note

This file contains clippings from periodicals, prints and photographs, including a Pach Brother's portrait of Rear Admiral Caspar F. Goodrich. This file also contains portraits of Albert Gallatin, Alexander Hamilton ,Admiral David Glasgow Farragut, President U.S. Grant and Susan Parker Hayes.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 78 John Paul Jones

Scope and Contents note

This file contains original prints and photographic reproductions of portraits of John Paul Jones.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 79 L-R

Scope and Contents note

This file contains clippings from periodicals and prints, including several portraits of Commodore Matthew Perry.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 80 S-Z

Scope and Contents note

This file contains clippings from periodicals and prints.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 81 Group Portraits - Prints
Box: Flat File Folder : FF 82 Group Portraits - Photographs

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