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Edward O. Clark papers

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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Independence Seaport Museum, J. Welles Henderson Archives and Library. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
Independence Seaport Museum, J. Welles Henderson Archives and Library
Creator:
Clark, Edward O.
Title:
Edward O. Clark papers
Date [bulk]:
1860-1985
Date [inclusive]:
1830-1995
Call Number:
57
Extent:
16.73 Linear feet
General Physical Description:
25 Boxes 2 Oversize
Language:
English
Abstract:
Edward O. Clark (1918-1994) was an avid marine historian and photographer who traveled across the country pursuing interesting vessels and ports of call, and documented the vanishing heritage of American steam navigation. This collection houses the personal papers and research materials of Edward O. Clark and contains four series: “I. Photographs, 1835-1995,” “II. Reference files, 1830-1994,” “III. Correspondence, 1943-1991,” and “IV. Index cards, undated.” This collection dates from 1830 to 1995, with bulk dates of 1860 to 1985, and consists of a variety of materials relating to the Delaware River steamship industry, especially the Wilson Line. Specifically, it includes photographic prints, admeasurements, advertisements, albums, clippings, contracts, receipts, catalogs, correspondence, chronologies, ship manifests, negatives, plans and drawings, writings, and other ephemera. This collection thoroughly documents the variety of Delaware River steamships, their operating lines, and routes during the 19th and 20th centuries – subjects central to Clark’s research interests.
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[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Edward O. Clark papers, 1830-1995, Independence Seaport Museum.
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Biography/History

Edward O. Clark (1918-1994) was a marine historian and photographer. Clark was born in New York and later lived in Chalfont, Pennsylvania. He traveled across the country pursuing interesting vessels and ports of call, and documented the vanishing heritage of American steam navigation. Clark was a member of the Steamship Historical Society of America.

Scope and Contents

The Edward O. Clark papers collection houses the personal papers and research materials of Edward O. Clark, an avid marine historian and photographer. This collection, dating from 1830 to 1995, with bulk dates of 1860 to 1985, consists of a variety of materials relating to the Delaware River steamship industry, especially the Wilson Line. Specifically, it includes photographic prints, admeasurements, advertisements, albums, clippings, contracts, receipts, catalogs, correspondence, chronologies, ship manifests, negatives, plans and drawings, writings, and other ephemera. This collection thoroughly documents the variety of Delaware River steamships, their operating lines, and routes during the 19th and 20th centuries – subjects central to Clark’s research interests.

This collection is unique in capturing the research methods and interests of a marine historian and photographer throughout the course of his academic and professional career. Clark’s efforts document the vanishing heritage of American steam navigation on the Delaware River, and draw comparisons between other steam-powered mechanisms – notably railroad engines, organs, and whistles. This collection focuses on the use, locations, and the construction, of these mechanisms rather than the administrative aspects of their production. This collection will therefore prove valuable to users interested in these subjects.

This collection contains four series: “I. Photographs, 1835-1995,” “II. Reference files, 1830-1994,” “III. Correspondence, 1943-1991,” and “IV. Index cards, undated.”

Series “I. Photographs,” dating from 1835 to 1995, with bulk dates of 1910 to 1960, is comprised of two subseries: “Ia. Vessels” and “Ib. Wilson Line.” This series includes photographic prints, negatives, and assorted newspaper and magazine clippings relating to 19th and 20th century steamship construction, launchings, and voyages. Clark photographed many of these vessels and shipyard views himself.

Subseries “Ia. Vessels” dates from 1881 to 1993, with bulk dates from 1910 to 1960, and predominantly consists of interior and exterior views of a variety of steamships, including cargo ships, excursion steamers, freighters, ice boats, tugboats, as well as United States Army and Navy ships. Exterior views of these steamships capture port, starboard, bow, and hull perspectives as the ships are either docked or underway. Similarly, these photographs illustrate specific interior rooms of these ships, notably ballrooms, staterooms, and decks. Many of these photographs depict candid and group shots of passengers and crew aboard the vessels. Some photographs and newspaper clippings portray the steamships’ numerous states of completion and repairs, from their initial construction in the shipyards to the aftermath of their damages caused mostly by sinking and fire. While this subseries is especially helpful for researchers interested in specific Delaware River steamships, it also contains many photographs of the locations where these vessels traveled and resided. Notably, these locations include landings, locks, piers, ferry houses, shipyards, and harbors along the Delaware River in Philadelphia, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland.

Many of the steamships featured in this subseries were substantially documented, while others possessed little documentation. Consequently, this subseries begins with an alphabetical arrangement by vessel name of well-documented steamships followed by a general alphabetical run by vessel name of less-documented and unidentified steamships. After vessel names, the locations are arranged alphabetically by geographic region. The subseries concludes with a folder of assorted portraits of steamship crew, passengers, and executives.

Subseries “Ib. Wilson Line” dating from 1868 to 1995, with bulk dates of 1930 to 1960, is comprised of photographs and clippings of steamships and locations specifically owned and operated by the Wilson Line. These photographs and related materials feature similar subjects as found in subseries “Ia. Vessels,” including a conglomeration of exterior and interior views of steamships either docked or underway in various locations. This subseries likewise portrays Wilson Line steamships during various stages of completion with several folders of materials specifically related to Wilson Line’s Wilmington Shipyard activities. Furthermore, this subseries contains clippings and photographs relating to Wilson Line administrative events, advertising materials, and documentation of the Swedes Park Project.

Like subseries “Ia. Vessels,” this subseries is first arranged alphabetically by vessel name of well-documented vessels, followed by a general alphabetical run of less-documented and unidentified Wilson Line vessels. After vessel names, the locations are arranged alphabetically by geographic location, with a folder alphabetically arranged of assorted locations. Lastly, this subseries’ general materials are arranged alphabetically.

Series “II. Reference files,” dating from 1830 to 1994, contains an assortment of paper documentation pertaining to Clark’s research interests in Delaware River steamships. These materials create an excellent record of the steamship and shipyard activities of the many shipping lines that operated along the Delaware River. This series is comprised of four subseries: “IIa. Steam-powered mechanisms,” “IIb. Research notes and materials,” “IIc. Writings,” and “IId. General materials.”

Subseries “IIa. Steam-powered mechanisms” dates from 1906 to 1989, with bulk dates of 1910 to 1955, and is comprised of photographs, plans and drawings, and lists of steamship components and other non-steamship mechanisms. Most notable is Clark’s collection of engine documentation that includes an assortment of materials relating to the makers, construction, and installation of steamship engines. Engine makers prominently featured include W&A Fletcher Company, Pusey and Jones, Quintard Iron Works, and Harlan and Hollingsworth Company. Relatedly, this subseries includes materials regarding railroad engines, organs, and whistles, including programs for several organ and whistle concerts.

This subseries is arranged alphabetically by subject. The first portion of this subseries focuses on steamship engines and is arranged alphabetically by vessel name, followed by assorted engines and alphabetical engine lists. In adhering to the subseries’ alphabetical arrangement by subject, the folders containing subjects of organs, railroad engines and whistles follow suit.

Subseries “IIb. Research notes and materials” dates from 1830 to 1994, with bulk dates of 1930 to 1985, and contains clippings, chronologies, notes, and ship manifests pertaining to Clark’s research interests in specific vessels, operating lines, and docking locations of Delaware River steamships. This subseries contains materials relating to particular Delaware River steamship lines, including the Ericsson Line, Wilson Line, New York Line, Pennsylvania Railroad, and Union Line. Other companies include Lincoln Park Company; Delaware River Transportation Company; and Merchants and Miners Transportation Company. This subseries also features notes pertaining to shipyard and docking locations along the Delaware River, including Gloucester City, New Jersey; the Hudson River; the Susquehanna Canal; the Schuylkill River; and the Port of Philadelphia. This subseries provides a comprehensive overview of the variety of steamship activities on the Delaware River. This subseries is arranged alphabetically.

Subseries “IId. General materials,” dating from 1852 to 1960 includes admeasurements, advertisements, business cards, ship manifests, and receipts. The admeasurements, approved from the inspector at the Port of Philadelphia, feature dimensions of several tugboats and larger steamships. This subseries includes advertisements for Clyde Steamship Company express steamers as well as an album of business cards collected by Clark of various ship manufactures, executives, and suppliers. Also included are numerous museum catalogs for ship-related exhibitions and programs. This subseries also contains ship manifests from the mid 19th century as well as receipts for various shipyard orders. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by format.

Series “III. Correspondence” dates from 1943 to 1991, with bulk dates of 1982 to 1991. This series is not only an excellent record of Clark’s professional correspondence pertaining to his research of Delaware River steamships, but it provides a glimpse into his many personal relationships, often individuals with whom he also shared professional relationships. The series includes materials relating to the 1977 Horace Pippin exhibition at the Brandywine River Museum, specifically correspondence between Clark and various museum departments at the Brandywine River Museum detailing loan and insurance agreements for two of Clark’s paintings. Also featured are letters regarding Clark’s membership to the Puget Sound Historical Society, as well as a number of catalog receipts and letters to and from Sears’ customer services department. A sizeable portion of this series is devoted to extensive correspondence between Clark and Edward Francis throughout the 1980s and 1990s – a seamlessly intertwined combination of personal and professional exchanges, mostly regarding research materials related to the Delaware River and its various steamship routes. This series is also comprised of several folders of assorted correspondence between 1984 and 1991, which includes Christmas cards, research notes, clippings, postcards, and personal letters. This series is arranged chronologically.

Series “IV. Index cards” is undated and serves as a valuable cohesive resource that unites the collection through several logical indexical arrangements. The series contains alphabetical lists of engines and steamships, as well as notes regarding specific engine parts, manufacturers, and types. Additionally, it includes an index of Delaware River steamship routes. This series is arranged alphabetically by index.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Independence Seaport Museum, J. Welles Henderson Archives and Library

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Jessica Hoffman, Chase Markee, and Evan Peugh

Sponsor

The creation of the electronic guide for this collection was made possible through generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administered through the Council on Library and Information Resources’ “Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives” Project.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may apply. Please contact the Archives with requests for copying and for authorization to publish, quote or reproduce the material.

Processing Information note

The processing of this collection was made possible through generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administered through the Council on Library and Information Resources’ “Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives” Project.

This collection was minimally processed in 2013-2014, as part of an experimental project conducted under the auspices of the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries to help eliminate processing backlog in Philadelphia repositories. A minimally processed collection is one processed at a less intensive rate than traditionally thought necessary to make a collection ready for use by researchers. When citing sources from this collection, researchers are advised to defer to folder titles provided in the finding aid rather than those provided on the physical folder.

Employing processing strategies outlined in Mark Greene's and Dennis Meissner's 2005 article "More Product, Less Process: Revamping Traditional Processing Approaches to Deal With Late 20th-Century Collections," the project team tested the limits of minimal processing on collections of all types and ages in 16 Philadelphia area repositories. A primary goal of the project, the team processed at an average rate of 4 hours per linear foot of records, a fraction of the time ordinarily reserved for the arrangement and description of collections. Among other time saving strategies, the project team did not extensively review the content of the collections or complete any preservation work.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

At Camden County Historical Society: Edward O. Clark's Steamboats on the Delaware collection

At Steamship Historical Society: Edward Clark photographs (available online through the Society's Image Porthole, but currently there is next to no metadata for the images)

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Wilson Line (Wilmington, Del.).
Subject(s)
  • Excursion boats
  • Ferries
  • Fireboats
  • Steam-engines
  • Steamboat lines
  • Steamships

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Collection Inventory

Series I. Photographs, 1835-1995.

Ia. Vessels, 1881-1993 (Bulk, 1910-1960) .

Box Folder

Annie L. Vanseiver: Steamboat, portside views, 1905, undated.

1 1

Anthony Groves, Jr.: Steamship, Ericsson Line, undated.

1 2

Arabian: Tugboat, 1950, undated.

1 3

Arctic: Ferry, undated.

1 4

Assiniboia: Steamship, 1968-1969.

1 5

Atlantic City: Ferry, 1957, undated.

1 6

Betterton: Steamship, Ericsson Line, docked, port and starboard views, 1937, undated.

1 7

Bojangles: Steamship, docked and underway, 1948, undated.

1 8

Bristol: Steamship with tugboats, port and starboard views, 1899 April 17, undated.

1 9

Carisco: Steamship, Thames River Line, in New York harbor, docked and underway, undated.

1 10

Cavalier: Passenger, docked at Philadelphia and Norfolk, 1949, undated.

1 11

Chauncey Vibbard: Sidewheel, starboard view, undated.

1 12

City Ice Boat No. 1: Ice boat, Philadelphia harbor, undated.

1 13

City Ice Boat No. 2: Ice boat, Philadelphia Harbor and Holmesburg, 1947 February 17, undated.

1 14

City Ice Boat No. 2: Ice boat, Philadelphia Harbor, various exterior views, 1948, 1955 November, undated.

1 15

City Ice Boat No. 2: Ice boat, Philadelphia Harbor, various interior and exterior views, 1948, undated.

1 16

City of Reading: Ferry, docked at Philadelphia Harbor and Camden, 1889, 1898, undated.

1 17

City of Richmond: Sidewheel, Inman Line, port and starboard views, undated.

1 18

Clio: Cargo ship, docked in harbor, port view, undated.

1 19

Clyde Holmes: Tugboat, docked, 1956.

1 20

Columbia: Sidewheel, docked and underway, various exterior views, 1915, undated.

2 1

Deepwater: Excursion steamship, undated.

2 2

Delaware: Steamship, 1947, 1954, undated.

2 3

Dolphin: Steamship, 1922.

2 4

Dorothy Bradford: Passenger steamship, 1936, 1958, undated.

2 5

Eastern City: Sidewheel steamship, docked, undated.

2 6

Elizabeth Monroe Smith: Excursion steamship, 1946, 1947, undated.

2 7

Ericsson: Passenger steamship, Ericsson Line, undated.

2 8

Fairview: Excursion steamship, starboard views, undated.

2 9

Fearless: Gloucester ferry, 1919.

2 10

Gotham: Ferry, 1947, 1949.

2 11

Governor's Island: Ferry, Mathis Shipyard, 1957.

2 12

Haddon Heights: Ferry, 1947.

2 13

Haddonfield: Pennsylvania Railroad Ferry, 1952, undated.

2 14

Henry E. Bishop: Sidewheel steamship, undated.

2 15

Ice Boat No. 2: Ice boat, Philadelphia Harbor, various exterior views, undated.

2 16

Itasca: Passenger steamship, docked and underway, port view, undated.

2 17

J.B. Wright: Cargo steamship, docked and loading cargo, port view, 1949, undated.

2 18

J.H. Deinlein: Tugboat, port and starboard views, undated.

2 19

James T. Brett: Sidewheel steamship, underway, port view, undated.

3 1

John A. Warner: Excursion steamer, leaving Riverton, N.J., leaving Trenton for Philadelphia, wreck, 1899, 1959, undated.

3 2

John Cadwaladar: Passenger steamship, Ericsson Line, port and starboard views, circa 1900.

3 3

John F. Smith: Excursion steamship, sanitarium pier, 1950, undated.

3 4

John Weaver: Ice boat, docked in Philadelphia Harbor, city ice breakers at House of Correction, 1916 February 21, undated.

3 5

Louise: Steamship, undated.

3 6

Major Reybold: Sidewheel steamship, undated.

3 7

Norwood: Sidewheel steamship, undated.

3 8

Ocean City: Ferry, undated.

3 9

Philadelphia: Ferry, 1896, 1947-1951, undated.

3 10

Pittsburgh: Ferry, 1937, 1947, undated.

3 11

Queen Anne: Sidewheel steamship, docked and underway, at Delaware City, 1907, undated.

3 12

Ruth: Tugboat, with cargo steamship  Louise, undated.

3 13

Samuel M. Felton: Sidewheel steamship, starboard and port views, undated.

3 14

Shady Side: Excursion sidewheel steamship, Stanford Line, starboard views, undated.

3 15

Thomas Clyde: Sidewheel steamship at Augustine Beach and Penn's Grove, various exterior views, undated.

3 16

Tinicum: Ferry screw steamship, Chester Shipping Company, starboard and bow views, undated.

3 17

Trenton: Sidewheel steamship, approaching wharf, at pier, starboard and port views, undated.

3 18

Twilight: Sidewheel steamship, starboard and port views, stuck in ice, portrait of unidentified man, 1915 May 30, undated.

3 19

Ventnor: Pennsylvania Railroad Ferry, near Camden, N.J., 1947 May 13-27.

3 20

Wright Bros: Screw steamship, 1948, 1950, undated.

3 21

114-  Azalea, 1881, 1883, 1933, 1947, 1968.

3 22

Baltic-  Castillo Guadalest, 1902, 1932, 1947, 1957, 1970, undated.

3 23

Century-  Elizabeth Boyer, 1898, 1919, 1937, 1948, undated.

4 1

Endeavor-  General Cadwalader, 1946-1970, undated.

4 2

General McDonald-  Irwin, 1919, 1930s-1950s, 1993, undated.

4 3

J.C. Reichert-  King Robert, 1932, 1950s, 1963, undated.

4 4

Kosei Maru-  Mohawk, 1895-1919, 1934-1970, undated.

4 5

Mormacdawn-  Peconic, 1882-1905, 1940s, 1993, undated.

4 6

Penllyn-  Reedy Point, 1936-1967, undated.

4 7

Reedy Point-  Sarpedon, 1916, 1947-1969, 1993, undated.

5 1

Sassafras-  Stanington, 1901, 1913, 1932, 1949, 1964, 1993, undated.

5 2

Sue-  Volta, 1953, 1964, undated.

5 3

Voluntas-  Zacapa, 1893, 1963, 1966, undated.

5 4

Unidentified vessels, 1898-1972, undated.

5 5

Unidentified vessels, 1946, undated.

5 6

Locations: Delaware, 1947, 1959, undated.

5 7

Locations: Maryland, circa 1800s, 1934, undated.

5 8

Locations: New England and New York, undated.

5 9

Locations: Pennsylvania and New Jersey, 1835-1961, undated.

5 10

Locations: Unidentified, circa 1900, 1949, 1950.

6 1

Portraits of E.C. Knight, J.G. Fell, and unidentified individuals, 1947, undated.

6 2

Ib. Wilson Line, 1868-1995 (Bulk, 1930-1960) .

Box Folder

Atlantic: Tugboat, exterior views, in shipyard, undated.

6 3

Bay Belle: Excursion steamship, construction, interior and exterior views, at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, newspaper clippings, 1941, 1949, 1951, 1966, 1967, 1995, undated.

6 4

Boston Belle: Excursion steamship, at PC 1258 (USN), newspaper clippings,  Motorship magazine, construction, 1948 October 20, 1949 January, 1949 May 5, 1959 May, undated.

6 5

Brandywine: Excursion steamship, on Delaware and Christina rivers, interior and exterior views, candid views of passengers and onlookers, 1885, 1933, 1946 December, undated.

6 6

Cape May: Ferry, Delaware-New Jersey Ferry Company, docked and underway, at Chester and Bridgeport, 1926, 1954, 1964, undated.

6 7

Chicago: Pennsylvania Railroad ferry, under tow, postcards, 1949, undated.

6 8

Christiana: Screw steamship, repairs and construction, starboard and port views, at wharf, circa 1935, undated.

6 9

Christina: Tugboat, under construction, letter from City Investing Company, negatives, 1965 September 9, undated.

6 10

Cincinnati: Ferry, Delaware and New Jersey Ferry Company, New Castle Aerial Survey, exterior views, undated.

6 11

City of Chester: Excurstion steamship, carrying passengers, plans of cabins, undated.

6 12

City of Philadelphia,  City of Wilmington,  City of Camden: Excursion steamships, exterior views of ships and passengers, unidentified portraits, 1916, 1936, undated.

6 13

Fireboats at Wilson Marine Repair Terminal, 1962.

6 14

Delaware Belle: Excursion steamship, interior and exterior views, crew and passengers, clippings, 1947 June 4, 1950, 1954 May 22, 1968 October 1, undated.

6 15

Dixie: Excursion steamship, interior and exterior views, with passengers, 1948 February 25, undated.

7 1

Ferry: Interior views of accomodations, undated.

7 2

Florida: Ferry, showing damage, undated.

7 3

Isla del Tesoro: Steamship, christening, interior and exterior views, presentation of flag and oil painting, portrait of Allen MacNicoll, sponsoring ceremonies pamphlet, 1958, undated.

7 4

Jersey Shore: Ferry, ceremony at Wilmington dock; postcard; exterior views of docked, underway, and aground vessel, 1952, 1962, undated.

7 5

Liberty Belle: Excursion steamship, construction and remodeling, interior and exterior views, at Playland Pier, launching, 1952-1959, undated.

7 6

Liberty Belle: Excursion steamship, interior and exterior views, newspaper clippings and negatives, 1946 June 15, undated.

7 7

U.S.S. Linnet No. 24: Docked at Wilson Line yard, Wilmington, 1964 October 6, undated.

7 8

Mesecic: Excursion steamship, interior and exterior views, at Wilmington and Playland Pier, 1955, 1958, undated.

7 9

Midshipmen of Wilson Line steamship for Army Navy game, disembarking and marching towards Baltimore Stadium, 1943-1944.

7 10

Mount Vernon: Excursion steamship, interior and exterior views, renovation and collision damage, docked for winter, sketch, newspaper and magazine clippings, 1957, undated.

7 11

New Castle: Ferry, exterior views at Breaker's Yard and Pennsville, dismantled, undated.

8 1

New York: Ferry, christening, launching, underway, at North Camden Shipyard, after fire, 1868, 1941 March 12, undated.

8 2

Passenger groups: Candid and group photographs at dinner, dance, at pier, 1921, 1959.

8 3

Pilgrim Belle (former  City of Chester): Excursion steamship, interior and exterior views, passengers on deck, written documentation of damage, circa 1888-1930.

8 4

Pilgrim Belle (former  City of Washington): Excursion steamship, interior and exterior views, captain and crew, newspaper clipping, 1947, 1950, 1955, 1966, undated.

8 5

Pilgrim Belle: Excursion steamship, interior and exterior views, cruise brochures, magazine clipping from  Maritime Reporter, 1948, 1956, undated.

8 6

Potomac: Steamship, interior views including electrical switchboard and bunks, at dock, 1960, undated.

8 7

Sea Belle: Steamship, interior and exterior views; including ballroom, propellers, shafts, and sand blasting; clipping, 1953, 1956, 1959, undated.

8 8

State of Delaware: Steamship, exterior views, 1939, 1940, 1973, undated.

8 9

State of Pennsylvania: Steamship, interior and exterior views, including maiden voyage and commissioning ceremony, 1956, undated.

8 10

State of Pennsylvania: Steamship, interior and exterior views, and clippings, 1948-1950, 1966, undated.

9 1

Washington: Ferry, exterior views, 1947-1949, undated.

9 2

Wilmington (later  Pinellas): Ferry, exterior views, clippings, pamphlet, 1882, 1947, 1955, undated.

9 3

Wildwood: Ferry, exterior views, including deck, 1947, 1950s, undated.

9 4

U.S. Army Derrick Boat #17: Exterior views, docked, undated.

9 5

U.S. Navy YON-81: Fuel barge, exterior views, mostly of hull, undated.

9 6

U.S. Navy YOG-1: Fuel barge, exterior views, undated.

9 7

Bainbridge of Seattle-  Washington, 1922-1962.

9 8

Unidentified vessels, 1937-1948, undated.

9 9

Unidentified vessels, 1955-1960, undated.

10 1

Locations: Riverview Beach, undated.

10 2

Locations: Wilmington shipyard, construction, aerial view, equipment, 1924, 1930, 1960, 1962, undated.

10 3

Locations: Wilmington shipyard, 1962, undated.

10 4
Drawer Oversize

Locations: Wilmington shipyard, undated.

10
Box Folder

Locations: Wilmington shipyard, construction, 1955-1960.

10 5

Locations: Wilmington shipyard, construction, 1955-1960.

10 6

Locations: Assorted, Betterton Pier-Wilmington, 1926, 1930, 1947, undated.

10 7

Locations: Unidentified, 1910-1960, undated.

10 8

Advertising materials, undated.

11 1

Annual reports to stockholders, 1931, 1938.

11 2

Delaware-New Jersey Ferry Company: Assorted vessels and construction, 1931, 1933, undated.

11 3

Executive portraits and assorted administrative events, 1951, undated.

11 4

Letters of thanks to Wilmington Steamboat Company from Automobile Club of Philadelphia, Reading Terminal Market and cold storage, Tabor Lutheran Church, John B. Stetson Company, St. Peter's Catholic Club, and J. G. Brill Company Employee's Relief Association, 1927.

11 5

Swedes Park project, plans, correspondence, notes, photographs, 1917, 1937, undated.

11 6

Series II. Reference files, 1830-1994.

IIa. Steam-powered mechanisms, 1906-1989 (Bulk, 1910-1955) .

Box Folder

Engines: Adirondack, 1896, W. & A. Fletcher Co., #158, undated.

11 7

Engines: America, 1869, Novelty Iron Works, undated.

11 8

Engines: Beauharnois, 1846, Beauchemin Fils, 1906, 1949 August 8, 1950 August 21, undated.

11 9

Engines: Beavertail, 1896, Pusey and Jones, 1938 September 14, 1946 September 16.

11 10

Engines: Berkshire, 1907, W. & A. Fletcher Co., #198, 1946, undated.

11 11

Engines: Brinckerhoff, 1899, W. & A. Fletcher Co., #169, undated.

11 12

Engines: Charles W. Galloway, 1922, Pusey and Jones, 1946 July 29, undated.

11 13

Engines: Chesapeake (formerly  Buffalo), 1897, Harlan and Hollingsworth Company, undated.

11 14

Engines: Daniel Large of Philadelphia for Chesapeake, 1910, and  Poughkeepsie, 1916, 1968, undated.

11 15

Engines: Chippewa, 1893 W. & A. Fletcher Co., #152, undated.

11 16

Engines: City of Brockton, W. & A. Fletcher Co., #116, undated.

11 17

Engines: City of Buffalo, 1896, W. & A. Fletcher Co., #156, undated.

11 18

Engines: City of Cleveland, 1886, W. & A. Fletcher Co., #113, undated.

11 19

Engines: City of Detroit (formerly  Goodtime), 1888, W. & A. Fletcher Co., #125, undated.

11 20

Engines: City of Mackinac, 1883, W. & A. Fletcher Co., #108, undated.

11 21

Engines: City of Milwaukee, 1881, W. & A. Fletcher Co., #95, undated.

11 22

Engines: City of Norfolk (formerly  James M. Waterbury,  Rye Beach,  Pleasure Beach), 1878, Harlan and Hollingsworth Company, #557, undated.

11 23

Engines: City of Richmond, 1896, Delaware River I. Shipbuilding and Engine Works, undated.

11 24

Engines: City of Troy, Novelty Iron Works, Quintard Iron Works, 1907.

11 25

Engines: Clermont, 1911, W. & A. Fletcher Co., #208, 1950 November, undated.

11 26

Engines: Commonwealth, 1908, Quintard Iron Works, including speed trial charts, 1937, 1985, undated.

11 27

Engines: Emma Giles, 1887, William E. Woodall, 1938 April 15.

11 28

Engines: Eureka (formerly  Likiah), 1890, Fulton Iron Works, San Francisco, undated.

11 29

Engines: Gayhead, circa 1890, Pusey and Jones, walking beam steam engine, model at Franklin Institute, undated.

11 30

Engines: Howard W. Jackson, 1925, Maryland Dry Dock Company, #111, undated.

11 31

Engines: John Englis, 1900, W. & A. Fletcher Co., #172, undated.

11 32

Engines: Mary Chilton, 1916, Quintard Iron Works, ruins, 1930 February 22.

11 33

Engines: Mayflower, 1891, W. & A. Fletcher Co., #141, undated.

11 34

Engines: Musconetcong, 1885, J. Bigler, 1946 December 9.

11 35

Engines: Neafie and  Levy, 1904, 1955.

11 36

Engines: New York, 1887, W. & A. Fletcher Co., #121, undated.

11 37

Engines: New York, 1892, Harlan and Hollingsworth Company, undated.

11 38

Engines: Oakland from  Chrysopolis, 1860, Neptune Iron Works, engine crew in engine room, 1939 January 15.

11 39

Engines: Perth Amboy, 1907, W. & A. Fletcher Co., #201, 1948 October 13, undated.

11 40

Engines: Plymouth, 1890, W. & A. Fletcher Co., #135, undated.

11 41

Engines: Potomac (formerly  Albany), 1880, W. & A. Fletcher Co., #93, undated.

12 1

Engines: Priscilla, 1894, W. & A. Fletcher Co., #157, undated.

12 2

Engines: Puritan, 1888, W & A. Fletcher Co., #127, undated.

12 3

Engines: Rensselaer, 1908, W. & A. Fletcher Co., #203, 1941 October 26, 1944 January 10.

12 4

Engines: Robert Fulton, 1909, W. & A. Fletcher Co., #204, 1940, undated.

12 5

Engines: Sacramento from  Newark, 1877, Pusey and Jones, undated.

12 6

Engines: Seawell's Point (formerly  Ohio), 1887, Harlan and Hollingsworth Company, undated.

12 7

Engines: State of Maine, 1882, Portland Works, #49, undated.

12 8

Engines: Ticonderoga, 1906, W. & A. Fletcher Co., #193, 1950 July 27, 1953 July 26, undated.

12 9

Engines: Tolchester (formerly  St. Johns,  Bombay), 1878, Harlan and Hollingsworth Company, #561, undated.

12 10

Engines: Yankee (formerly  J. T. Morse), 1904, W. & A. Fletcher Co., #190, 1937 August.

12 11

Engines: Photographs of various marine beam engines, 1908, 1922, undated.

12 12

Engines: Photographs and materials regarding marine engine models, 1956, 1989, undated.

12 13

Engines: Photographs of stationary beam engines, undated.

12 14

Engines: Photograph album of engines by various makers, undated.

12 15

Engines: Plans and drawings, marine beam engines, undated.

12 16

Engines: Plans and drawings, marine engines (photostat negatives), undated.

12 17

Engines: Plans and drawings, stationary beam engines (photostats), 1946, undated.

12 18

Engines: Plans and drawings, various marine engines, 1848, undated.

12 19

Engines: Assorted engines and trains including Friends of the Boeckling Incorporated newsletter and Christmas cards, 1958, 1960-1962, 1964, 1986.

12 20

Engines: Assorted engines, marine square, steeple, inclined, including newspaper and magazine clippings, 1944, 1949, 1961, undated.

13 1

Engines: Assorted photographs, clippings, photocopies, catalogues of various iron works, undated.

13 2

Engines: Lists of engines A-Q, undated.

13 3

Engines: Lists of engines R-Z, undated.

13 4

Engines: Lists of engines and ships built by assorted companies, undated.

13 5

Organs: Clippings, pamphlets, and brochures (1 of 2), 1955-1965.

13 6

Organs: Clippings, pamphlets, and brochures (2 of 2), 1963-1978.

14 1

Railroad engines: Photographs, pamphlets, postcards, and other materials (1 of 2), 1924, 1948, 1973, undated.

14 2

Railroad engines: Photographs, clippings, postcards, and other materials (2 of 2), 1951-1953, 1963, 1972, undated.

14 3

Whistles: Photographs of various steam whistles, clippings, and notes, 1949, 1950, 1964-1968.

14 4

Whistles: Poster for Tell City Whistle Concert, 1960.

14 5

IIb. Research files, 1830-1994 (Bulk, 1930-1985) .

Box Folder

Research notes and materials regarding Baltimore Union Line, 1950, 1966, 1968, 1984, undated.

14 6
Drawer Oversize

Map of Baltimore Union Line, circa 1840.

10
Box Folder

Research notes regarding Burlington and Bristol ferry, undated.

14 7

Research notes regarding the Burlington and  New Philadelphia, undated.

14 8

Research notes regarding Canal Lines to New York, including manifests, 1830s-1890s, undated.

14 9

Research notes regarding Cape May and Philadelphia steamships and steamer Republic, 1954, undated.

14 10

Research materials regarding Chester ferry, 1949, 1950, 1959, 1966, undated.

14 11

Assorted clippings from Chester Times, 1951.

14 2

Research materials regarding City Ice Boat No. 1, 1837, 1994, undated.

14 13

Research notes and materials regarding City Ice Boat No. 2, 1868, 1936, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1955, undated.

15 1

Clipping and chronology of the City of Trenton (formerly  Princeton,  Sagamore), 1901 November, undated.

15 2

Card and clipping regarding the Columbia, 1965, undated.

15 3

Chronology and photocopy of clipping regarding Delaware, drawing of the  New Jersey, 1988, undated.

15 4

Research notes and materials regarding Delaware creeks, 1903, 1948, undated.

15 5

Assorted printed ephemera regarding Delaware River and other subjects, 1908, 1938, 1949, 1951, undated.

15 6

Research materials and clippings regarding Delaware River and other subjects, 1895, 1964, 1984, 1990, undated.

15 7

Research notes, clippings, and ephemera regarding Delaware River and other subjects (1 of 2), 1940s, 1960s, 1980s, undated.

15 8

Research notes, clippings, and ephemera regarding Delaware River and other subjects (2 of 2), 1950s, 1980s, 1992, undated.

15 9

Research notes and chronologies regarding steamboating on Delaware River, undated.

15 10

Research notes regarding steamboating on Delaware River, undated.

15 11

Research notes and chronologies regarding Delaware River and other assorted subjects, undated.

15 12

Research notes and clippings regarding Upper Delaware River lines and steamboats, 1882, 1953, 1956, 1963, 1964, 1976, 1987, undated.

15 3

Research notes and chronologies regarding Upper Delaware River Transportation Company and related vessels, including manifests, 1863, 1895, 1899, 1911, 1950.

15 14

Research materials regarding Delaware River Transportation Company and successors, including bills of lading and clippings on death of Charles A. Tyler, 1952, 1911, 1913.

16 1

Research notes and photograph of clippings regarding the Diamond State (formerly  City of Trenton), undated.

16 2

Research notes and materials regarding various steamships on the Ericsson Line, including a souvenir medal, cargo manifests, and admeasurements, 1860, 1870, 1873, 1876, 1878, 1890, 1904, 1907, 1927, 1947, 1983, 1984, 1987, undated.

16 3

Research notes and materials regarding various steamships on the Ericsson Line, paper on the history of Salem steamboats, 1891, 1949, 1952, 1960, undated.

16 4

1948-1951, 1954, undated.

16 5

Research notes regarding Port of Woodbury, bulletin of the Gloucester County Historical Society, 1981 December.

16 6

Research notes and clippings regarding town of Gloucester and Gloucester Ferry, and Delaware River steamboats, 1949, undated.

16 7

Research materials regarding Hudson River steamboats, undated.

16 8

Research notes and chronology regarding the John A. Warner and  Burlington, undated.

16 9

Research materials regarding John Weaver, newspaper clippings, 1950, 1952, undated.

16 10

Research notes, correspondence, and chronology regarding the John Stevens, 1851, 1985, 1987, undated.

16 11

Research notes and chronologies regarding the John Nelson and  Joseph Belknap, undated.

16 12

Research notes regarding David James Kennedy (watercolor artist), undated.

16 13

Research notes regarding Lincoln Park Company, including materials from Nautical Gazette, undated.

16 14

Research notes and correspondence regarding steamship engines, including material from the Mariners' Museum and assorted newspaper clippings, circa 1980s, undated.

16 15

Clippings, invitation for commissioning ceremony of new location of Philadelphia Maritime Museum, accomodation plan of the Italia, photograph of cross-section of cruise ship, 1964, 1966, 1974, undated.

16 16

Clippings and materials regarding coastal transportation, including the Merchants & Miners Transportation Company, 1899, 1903, 1948, 1951, undated.

16 17

Research materials regarding New Castle Line, 1947, 1951, undated.

16 18

Research materials regarding New York lines, 1817-1866, undated.

16 19

Research notes, clippings, and other materials regarding Pennsylvania Railroad Ferries, 1950s, 1980s, undated.

16 20

Research materials regarding Philadelphia Maritime Exchange and Norwegian Chamber of Commerce, 1948, 1955, 1975.

16 21

Research materials regarding the Philadelphia steamer, 1956, 1959.

17 1

Research notes regarding the Phoenix, undated.

17 2

Research materials, clippings, and printed ephemera regarding port of Philadelphia and other topics related to the Delaware River, 1940s, 1950s, 1988, 1992, undated.

17 3

Research materials, clippings, and printed ephemera regarding port of Philadelphia and other topics related to the Delaware River, 1930s-1950s, undated.

17 4

Research materials regarding railroads, 1951, undated.

17 5

Research notes and materials regarding the Richard Stockton, 1881, 1986, undated.

17 6

Assorted research notes and materials regarding vessels downriver, 1949, 1962, 1968, undated.

17 7

Research materials and clippings regarding the Schuylkill canal and river, steamboats, and bridges, 1896, 1947, 1949, 1956, 1986, undated.

17 8

Research notes regarding Smiths and Windmill Island National Park, 1950, 1954, 1969, undated.

17 9

Research notes and chronologies regarding steamboats, 1948, undated.

17 10

Research notes regarding steamboats, undated.

17 11

Research notes regarding assorted steamboats and shipbuilders, undated.

17 12

Alphabetical list of steamboats running along Delaware and Chesapeake Bay points, New York, Schuylkill, Cape May, and Raritan Canal, A-C, 1989.

18 1

Alphabetical list of steamboats running along Delaware and Chesapeake Bay points, New York, Schuylkill, Cape May, and Raritan Canal, D-Z, 1989.

18 2

Research notes and chronologies of assorted steamships, A-N, undated.

18 3

Research notes and chronologies of assorted steamships, O-W, undated.

18 4

Research notes and materials regarding Turnbull and Gregg notes, Stevens paper index, and assorted New York lines notes, undated.

18 5

Research files and clippings regarding the Susquehanna canal and river, ferries, and coal dredging, 1948, 1954, 1978, 1986.

18 6

Research materials regarding the Thomas A. Morgan (includes photostats), 1988, undated.

18 7

Research notes and chronologies regarding the Trenton, 1988, 1990, undated.

18 8

Research materials and clippings regarding tugboats, 1914, 1940s, 1950s, 1980s, undated.

18 9

Research notes and materials relating to tugboats, undated.

18 10

Research notes regarding Twilight, 1923 October 25.

18 11

Research notes and materials regarding the Union Line and the Camden & Amboy Railroad, 1837, 1985-1988, undated.

18 12

Research notes and materials regarding various steamboats on the Union Line, 1988-1989, undated.

18 13

Research notes and materials regarding Wilmington-Philadelphia Steamboat Company and related vessels, including photostat of 1829 rules and regulations, 1949, 1951, 1954, undated.

18 14

Research materials and clippings regarding the Wilson Line, 1954, 1961, 1965, 1967, 1970, 1971.

18 15

IIc. Writings, 1940-1986.

Box Folder

The Development of Propulsion Machinery for Shallow Draft Vessels by Edward O. Clark, senior thesis, 1940 February-May.

19 1

"The Pioneer Iron Steamboat John Stevens" by Edward O. Clark, 1985.

19 2

Drafts of "The Pioneer Iron Steamboat John Stevens" by Edward O. Clark, 1986.

19 3

"The Pioneer Iron Steamboat John Stevens" by Edward O. Clark, 1986.

19 4

IId. General files, 1852-1960.

Box Folder

Admeasurements, 1860s.

19 5

Advertisement for Clyde Steamship Company Express Steamers, circa 1900s.

19 6

Album of business cards, 1950s-1960s.

19 7

Catalogues for museums and books, 1930s-1950s, undated.

19 8
Drawer Oversized

Engravings on newsprint of assorted ships, 1850s-1860s, undated.

10
Box Folder

Manifests, 1865-1887.

19 9

Receipts, 1852-1899.

19 10

Series III. Correspondence, 1943-1991.

Box Folder

Correspondence pertaining to loans and related materials for Horace Pippin exhibition at Brandywine River Museum, 1943-1987.

20 1

Correspondence relating to membership to Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society, 1958.

20 2

Correspondence between Edward O. Clark and Edward Francis, 1982-1990.

20 3

Correspondence between Edward O. Clark and Edward Francis, 1982-1990.

20 4

Correspondence between Edward O. Clark and Edward Francis, 1982-1990.

20 5

Assorted correspondence of Edward O. Clark, 1984-1991, undated.

20 6

Assorted correspondence of Edward O. Clark, 1987-1989.

20 7

Assorted correspondence of Edward O. Clark, 1987-1990.

21 1

Assorted correspondence of Edward O. Clark, 1989-1990.

21 2

Correspondence with Sears, Customer Service and catalog receipts, 1990.

21 3

Series IV. Index card files, undated.

Box

Delaware River routes and engines, undated.

22

Engines, A-K, undated.

24

Engines, L-Z, undated.

25

Steamship index, A-Z, undated.

23