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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 III. Large Format Flat Files

Scope and Contents note

Series III, Large Format Flat Files, includes material between 24 x 40 and 30 x 40 inches. Materials are arranged by type of ship.

Subseries III.1: Sailing Vessels

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: Flat File Folder : FF 83 Miscellaneous

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This file contains advertisements and several lithographs, including Currier & Ives prints of the yachts Gracie of and  Jeannette.

Subseries III.2: Steamships

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: Flat File Folder : FF 84 A

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This file contains prints of various steamships, including the the U.S. Mail Steam Ships Atlantic and  Artic, the  Alida, the  Astoria of New York, the British & North American Royal Mail Steamship  Asia, the  Alaska, the steamer  America and others.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 85 B

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This file contains photographs and prints of the steamships Britannia, Britannic, Bristol, Baltic, Bremen and others.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 86 Ca-Ch

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This file contains photographs and prints of the China, the Steam Ferry Boat  Central. the  C.H. Northam, the  Caledonia and others.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 87 Ci

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This file includes photographs and prints of the steamships City of Peking,  City of Tokio, City of Worcester, City of Columbus, City of New York, City of Boston and others.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 88 Cl-Cz

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This file contains prints of the steamships Clermont, Columbus, Conte Di Savoia, Columbia, Clyde, Concordia and  Continental.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 89 D

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This file contains prints of the steamships Dixie, Dean Richmond, Drew, De Grasse and  Duca D'Aosta,

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 90 E

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This file contains prints of the steamships Empire State, Empress of Russia, Etruria, Empress of Asia, Empire of Troy, Elm City, Empire City, and  Elbe.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 91 F

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This file contains prints of the steamships Francis Skiddy, Frostburg and  Furnessia.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 92 G-I

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This file contains prints of the steamships Great Eastern, Great Western, Gate City, Great Republic, General Grant, Granite State, S.S. Independence, Holsatia, Habana and  La Savoie.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 93 J-L

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This file contains prints of the steamships Lafayette, John Brooks, Jersey City, James W. Baldwin and  Iroquois.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 94 M

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This file includes prints of the steamships Montreal, Media, Majestic, Mary Powell, Manhattan and  Massachusetts.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 95 N-O

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This file contains prints of the steamships New world, Ne-Shan-Nock, New York, Old Dominion and  Oregon.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 96 P-R

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This file contains prints of the steamships Pacific, Plymouth Rock, Ponce, Presidente Wilson, Priscilla, R.M.S. Queen Elizabeth, Rex, Rotterdam and  Rhode Island.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 97 Queen Mary
Box: Flat File Folder : FF 98 S

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This file contains images of the steamships St. John, State of New York, Saratoga, Sirius, Spain, St. Laurent, Scythia and others.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 99 T-V

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This file contains prints of the steamships United States, Trojan, Tunisian, Victorian and  Thomas Powell.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 100 W

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This file contains prints of the steamships Washington Irving and  Werra.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 101 Unidentified
Box: Flat File Folder : FF 102 Interiors

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This file contains a photograph of a steamship interior.

Subseries III.3: Naval Vessels

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: Flat File Folder : FF 103 A-Z

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This file contains images of the U.S. Steam Gun Boat Kanawah, U.S. Sloop of War Richmond, U.S. Frigate Constitution, U.S. Frigate Savannah, U.S. Sloop of War Jamestown, U.S. Ship of War Delaware, U.S. Frigate St. Lawrence, U.S.S. Enterprise, U.S. Ship North Carolina, the Metropolis of Beverly, U.S.S. Ohio, U.S. Gun Boat Ashuelot and the  Elco PT.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 104 USS Maine

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This file contains clippings from periodicals, prints and photographs picturing the U.S.S. Maine.

Box: Flat FIle Folder : FF 105 Ironclads

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This file contains images of the steamer "Keokuk", U.S. Monitor "Weehawken, U.S. Steam Sloop "Iroquois", U.S. Steam Frigate Roanoke, U.S. Iron Clad Ram "Dictator", U.S. Iron Clad Screw Ram "Dunderberg" and U.S. Iron Clad Steamer "New Ironsides".

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 106 Multiple Ships

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This file contains images of the New York, Marblehead, Boston and  Bennington.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 107 Foreign & Unidentified Ships

Subseries III.4: Other Ships

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: Flat File Folder : FF 108 Ferries

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This file contains photographs and lithographs, including Currier & Ives print New York Ferry Boat.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 109 Tugboats

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This file contains photographs and prints.

Box: Flat Files Folder : FF 110 Plans and Drawings- Miscellaneous

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This file contains a plan of the U.S.S. Monitor, the Barque California , the  Clermont, U.S. Frigate  Chesapeake and others.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 111 Plans & Drawings- Dredge boats

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This file contains plans of dredge boats, including the U.S. Dredge Boat Essayons.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 112 Plans & Drawings - Yachts - by Saunders & West Co.

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This file contains original plans for yachts designed by Saunders & West Co., including Mr. Starbuck's steam yacht Tillie.

Subseries III.5: Views

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: Flat File Folder : FF 113 Miscellaneous

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This file contains photographs, including a photo of the launching of the U.S. Battleship California at Brooklyn Naval Yard on April 28, 1904.

Subseries III.6: Clippings & Ephemera

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: Flat File Folder : FF 114 Miscellaneous - Newspaper Clippings

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This file contains various newspaper clippings, including a 1921 article from the Boston Evening Transcript that details the history and collections of the Naval History Society.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 115 Miscellaneous - Ephemera

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This file contains ephemera, including advertisements for steamships and prints.

Subseries III.7: Events

Naval Battles

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: Flat File Folder : FF 116 War of 1812-Miscellaneous

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This file contains battle scenes of the War of 1812, including Macdonough's Victory on Lake Champlain ,  Capture of H.B.M. Sloop of War Frolic by the U.S> Sloop of War Wasp, engravings after battle scenes painted by Thomas Birch and others.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 116a War of 1812- Miscellaneous

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This file is not accesible due to condition issues. It contains This Representation of the U.S. Frigate Constitution, Isaac Hull, Esq. Commander, Capturing His Britannic Majesty's Frigate Guerriere, James R. Dacres,Esq.Commander, an engraving after a painting by Thomas Birch. Another copy of this engraving can be found in flat file 116, War of 1812- Miscellaneous.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 116b War of 1812- Miscellaneous

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This file is not accessible due to condition issues. It contains United States and Macedonian , an engraving after a painting by Thomas Birch. Another copy of this engraving can be found in flat file 116, War of 1812- Miscellaneous.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 117 War of 1812- Battle of Lake Erie

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his file contains the engravings Perry's Victory on Lake Erie, after J.J. Barralet,  Perry's Victory on Lake Erie, after Thomas Birch and others.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 118 War of 1812- Battle of Lake Erie

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This file contains the engravings Perry's Victory on Lake Erie, after J.J. Barralet,  Perry's Victory on Lake Erie, after Thomas Birch and  This representation of the Battle on Lake Erie is respectfully inscribed to Commodore Perry his Officers and gallant Crews By their humble servant, James Webster.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 118a War of 1812- Battle of Lake Erie

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This file is not accessible due to condition issues. It contains the print This representation of the Battle on Lake Erie is respectfully inscribed to Commodore Perry his Officers and gallant Crews By their humble servant, James Webster. Another copy of this print can be found in FF 118.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 119 War of 1812- USS Chesapeake & HMS Shannon

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This file contains several prints of the Battle of the USS Chesapeake and HMS  Shannon, including a set of lithographs published by Smith, Elder & Co with an accompanying key.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 120 War of 1812- USS Constitution & the Java

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This file contains prints of the battle between the USS Constitution and HMS Java, including a set of four engravings after paintings by Nicholas Pocock.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 121 Civil War-Miscellaneous

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This file contains prints picturing various naval battles of the Civl War, including the bombardment of forts Hatteras and Clark and others.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 122 Civil War- Battle between the Monitor & the Merrimac

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This file contains prints picturing the battle between the Monitor and Merrimac.

Box: Flat File Folder : 122a Civil War- Battle between the Monitor & the Merrimac

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This file is not accessible due to condition issue. It contains the lithograph Desperate Encounter Between the Ericsson Battery "Monitor" 2 Guns, And The "Merrimac", 12 Guns.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 123 Civil War- Battle of Port Royal

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This file contains prints picturing the Battle of Port Royal.

Box: Flat File Folder : 124 Spanish American War- Miscellaneous

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This file contains prints picturing naval battles of the Spanish American War, including Bombardment of Matanzas.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 125 Spanish American War- Destruction of the USS Maine

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This file contains prints picturing the destruction of the USS Maine.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 126 Miscellaneous Naval Battles

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This file contains prints picturing miscellaneous naval battles from the eighteenth through the early twentieth centuries.

Miscellaneous

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: Flat File Folder : FF 127 British Naval Expeditions

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This file contains prints picturing British naval expeditions, including images of the Battle of Havana (1782) and the Napoleonic Wars.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 128 Naval Reception for Li Hung Chang

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This file contains photographs of the naval reception for the Chinese diplomat Li Hung Chang in New York harbor on August 28, 1896.

Box: Flat File Folder : FF 129 Races

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This file contains photographs and prints of various races, including Currier & Ives lithograph Vigilant and Valkyrie in a "Thrash to Windward".

Subseries III.8: Portraits

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: Flat File Folder : 130 A-Z

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This file contains newspaper clippings and prints of various naval personalities, including Commodore John Paul Jones, Rear-Admiral D.G. Farragut and Admiral George Dewey among others.

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