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Accession 85-154

Jackson, Melvin H.

Melvin H. Jackson Papers, circa 1943-1983

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Jackson, Melvin H.
Title: Melvin H. Jackson Papers
Dates: circa 1943-1983
Quantity: 8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 85-154
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These papers document Melvin H. Jackson's professional work in maritime history. Included are research notes for his book on privateering, gunfounding, and the Historic American Merchant Marine Survey; and correspondence and notes for his consulting work at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Materials also include notes from his research toward his Ph.D. at Harvard, miscellaneous bibliographic research notes, and extensive files on the 1876 Centennial Exhibition and the Hall of Maritime Enterprise exhibition at the Smithsonian.

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These papers document Melvin H. Jackson's professional work in maritime history. Included are research notes for his book on privateering, gunfounding, and the Historic American Merchant Marine Survey; and correspondence and notes for his consulting work at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Materials also include notes from his research toward his Ph.D. at Harvard, miscellaneous bibliographic research notes, and extensive files on the 1876 Centennial Exhibition and the Hall of Maritime Enterprise exhibition at the Smithsonian.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 85-154, Melvin H. Jackson Papers

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Container List

Box 1

Privateering Book Notes and Research

Journals of Congress

Box 1 of 8

Depositions - Anna Maria Case

Box 1 of 8

Appeal - Admiralty State of Pennsylvania, 1777

Box 1 of 8

Manifest - Prize Anna Maria, 1776

Box 1 of 8

Massachusetts Bay Prize Court Records

Box 1 of 8

Privateering Documents - American Revolution Shaw Papers, Yale

Box 1 of 8

Privateering - 1813 Offer of Bounty of $25 to Privateers for Capture of Prisoners

Box 1 of 8

Privateering Research

Box 1 of 8

WH Munro - "The Most Successful American Privateers"

Box 1 of 8

Negatives

Box 1 of 8

Prince of Neufchatel (includes photographs of documents)

Box 1 of 8

Privateering Research

Box 1 of 8

Prince of Neufchatel - Cherberg Port Records

Box 1 of 8

Privateering Research

Box 1 of 8

1876 Centennial Exhibition

1876 Exhibit Photographs

Box 1 of 8

Milling - Alis Co.

Box 1 of 8

Frick

Box 1 of 8

Miscellaneous Correspondence

Box 1 of 8

Railroad Engineering

Box 1 of 8

Printing

Box 1 of 8

Applied Electricity

Box 1 of 8

Civil Engineering

Box 1 of 8

Smithsonian Institution & Patent Office

Box 1 of 8

1876 Review Copies

Box 1 of 8

1876: Watson

Box 1 of 8

Poster

Box 1 of 8

Chapter 5

Box 1 of 8

Lists

Box 1 of 8

Iowa Book

Box 1 of 8

Arts & Industries (A&I) Building Committee

Box 1 of 8

Centennial - Specimens

Box 1 of 8

1876 - Promotional Copies

Box 1 of 8

1876 - To Sponsors, Donors, Lenders

Box 1 of 8

1876 - Inhouse Distribution

Box 1 of 8

1876 - Invoices & Delivery Tickets

Box 1 of 8

Reviews

Box 1 of 8

A&I Building

Box 1 of 8

Negatives

Box 1 of 8

Photographs (3 folders)

Box 1 of 8

Box 2

Photographs

Box 2 of 8

1876 Opening - Photographs

Box 2 of 8

Script - Correspondence

Box 2 of 8

1876 Correspondence, 1967-1973

Box 2 of 8

Musical Instruments

Box 2 of 8

Timekeeping - Howard Seth Thomas

Box 2 of 8

Musical Instruments

Box 2 of 8

Navy Department

Box 2 of 8

Navy Department - Vessels/Naval Construction

Box 2 of 8

Smithsonian

Box 2 of 8

Chapter 4

Box 2 of 8

Scientific Instruments

Box 2 of 8

Silver

Box 2 of 8

Scientific Apparatus

Box 2 of 8

Treasury

Box 2 of 8

The Engineer Section

Box 2 of 8

Furniture

Box 2 of 8

Ceramics (2 folders)

Box 2 of 8

Rogers Groups

Box 2 of 8

Glass

Box 2 of 8

Silver

Box 2 of 8

Textiles (2 folders)

Box 2 of 8

Glass

Box 2 of 8

Patterns

Box 2 of 8

Clothing and Patternmaking

Box 2 of 8

Road Transportation

Box 2 of 8

Carriages

Box 2 of 8

Unit VII Refereed Script

Box 2 of 8

Galley

Box 2 of 8

Unit IV Refereed Script

Box 2 of 8

Hall of American Maritime Enterprise (HAME) (2 folders)

Box 2 of 8

Seaway

Box 2 of 8

United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Box 2 of 8

Unit VIII Refereed Script

Box 2 of 8

Unit IX Refereed Script

Box 2 of 8

War Department

Box 2 of 8

1876 Book

Box 2 of 8

Naval Observatory - Transit of Venus

Box 2 of 8

Coast Survey

Box 2 of 8

Unit VI Refereed Script

Box 2 of 8

Box 3

Publishing and Bookbinding

Box 3 of 8

1876 Newspaper and Guide

Box 3 of 8

1876 Scientific American

Box 3 of 8

1876 Film

Box 3 of 8

1876 Catalogue Proposal

Box 3 of 8

Corliss

Box 3 of 8

Firearms - Civilian

Box 3 of 8

Unit V Refereed Script

Box 3 of 8

Unit I Refereed Script

Box 3 of 8

List of Flat Material

Box 3 of 8

Edited Script from Office of Exhibits Central

Box 3 of 8

Braynard Loan

Box 3 of 8

Chapter 3

Box 3 of 8

Chapter 2

Box 3 of 8

HAME

Box 3 of 8

HAME Movies

Box 3 of 8

Meetings

Box 3 of 8

How to do Exhibits

Box 3 of 8

Unit III Refereed Script

Box 3 of 8

HAMELine (HAME Timeline)

Box 3 of 8

Mother Nature Label

Box 3 of 8

Unit V Photographs

Box 3 of 8

Unit II Refereed Script

Box 3 of 8

Unit IIIc Photographs

Box 3 of 8

HAME

Box 3 of 8

Restoration

Box 3 of 8

Credit Lines

Box 3 of 8

Opening

Box 3 of 8

Machinery Hall

Box 3 of 8

HAME Catalog

Box 3 of 8

Box 4

Research Notes

"Rules for the Calculation of Tonage"

Box 4 of 8

Copy of Commission of Ship America - Capt. Dennis, 1776

Box 4 of 8

Massachusetts Bay Maritime Court 1777 Sloop America v. Countess of Eglinton

Box 4 of 8

Countess of Eglinton Manifests, Bills of Lading, etc., 1776

Box 4 of 8

The Rum Trade & the Balance of Payments of the 13 Continental Colonies, 1650-1775

Box 4 of 8

The Wine Prise & Medieval Mercantile Shipping

Box 4 of 8

Danish West Indies

Box 4 of 8

Pioneer Builders of Giant Ships

Box 4 of 8

Tobacco and Other Copy, Virginia, 1774

Box 4 of 8

Gyroscopic Control of Ship Rolling

Box 4 of 8

North American Voyages - Pre-Historic - Lear "Ancient Landings in America"

Box 4 of 8

Inventio Fortunata - Oleson

Box 4 of 8

Articles & Reprints (2 folders)

Box 4 of 8

Viking Ships Exhibit

Box 4 of 8

Audograph Recordings of Notes

Box 4 of 8

Vessel Plans: U.S. Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation

Box 4 of 8

Leonard Rennie - Proposed Treatment of the Hampton Roads Museum

Box 4 of 8

Timeline - HAME

Box 4 of 8

Articles & Reprints (2 folders)

Box 4 of 8

Barrel Making - Cooperage Diderot

Box 4 of 8

U.S. Admiralty Court Documents - 18th Century

Box 4 of 8

Bibliographic Research Notes

Box 4 of 8

Research Notes and Audographs

Box 4 of 8

Bibliographic Research Notes (4 folders)

Box 4 of 8

Box 5

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Consultation Files

King's Point Correspondence

Box 5 of 8

Historic American Merchant Marine Survey (HAMMS) - Miscellaneous Current Notes

Box 5 of 8

Maritime Academy, Museum for

Box 5 of 8

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, 1978 (2 folders)

Box 5 of 8

Correspondence and Research Notes

Melvin H. Jackson Personal (2 folders)

Box 5 of 8

Smithsonian Institution

Box 5 of 8

Melvin H. Jackson Professional

Box 5 of 8

Publication - 18th Century Gunfounding

Box 5 of 8

Reviews

Box 5 of 8

Verbruggen Exhibit Script

Box 5 of 8

Bibliographic Research Notes (2 folders)

Box 5 of 8

Salisbury Early Tonnage Measurement in England

Box 5 of 8

Brown's Ferry Vessel

Box 5 of 8

Conservation - Art on Paper or Documents

Box 5 of 8

Privateers - Protest of Danis m/m Capture by New York Privateer St. Patrick, 1779

Box 5 of 8

Privateers - Acts and Laws Massachusetts Bay, 1775

Box 5 of 8

Petition to Congressional Congress Ex Parte Daniel Bucklin Montgomery, 1777

Box 5 of 8

Clpps Revenge and Montgomery Capture of the Harlequin, 1775

Box 5 of 8

Joseph White Commander Revenge

Box 5 of 8

Stimson & Hume - The Cross Staff

Box 5 of 8

Oxenstierna - The Viking

Box 5 of 8

Part II

Box 5 of 8

That August 3

Box 5 of 8

Countess of Eglinton Depositions

Box 5 of 8

Articles

Box 5 of 8

Melvin H. Jackson - Correspondence to, 1967, 1980, 1983, undated (Accession 10-150)

Box 5 of 8

Ph. D. Research Files

Harvard Course Notes (3 folders)

Box 5 of 8

Box 6

Harvard Course Notes & Writings

Box 6 of 8

The Emergence of the British Seamen's Union & the New Unionism, by Jackson

Box 6 of 8

Research Notes

Privateers in Charleston (?) Manuscript (4 folders)

Box 6 of 8

Research Copies

Box 6 of 8

Ship's Log

Box 6 of 8

Prince of Neufchatel

Box 6 of 8

Deeds - Prince of Neufchatel

Box 6 of 8

Prince of Neufchatel

Box 6 of 8

Noah Brown Memoir

Box 6 of 8

Prince of Neufchatel - Miscellaneous

Box 6 of 8

Prince of Neufchatel - Notices of in Periodicals, Newspapers, etc.

Box 6 of 8

Prince of Neufchatel - Miscellaneous History, Research, etc.

Box 6 of 8

Prince of Neufchatel - Miscellaneous

Box 6 of 8

Prince of Neufchatel - Consular Reports Concerning

Box 6 of 8

Prince of Neufchatel - Wills of John Ordronaux, Florye, Charreton, etc.

Box 6 of 8

Documents B1, B2, B3

Box 6 of 8

Correspondence - Prince of Neufchatel

Box 6 of 8

Deeds

Box 6 of 8

Preliminary Statement

Box 6 of 8

St. Mary's City Archaeology

Box 6 of 8

Vinland Map

Vinland Exhibit

Box 6 of 8

Vinland Symposium

Box 6 of 8

Vinland Map Exhibit, November 1966

Box 6 of 8

Vinland Map - Rev. Art

Box 6 of 8

Vinland - Negatives

Box 6 of 8

Vinland Map Ink Microanalysis

Box 6 of 8

Vinland Map - Forgery, 1974

Box 6 of 8

Vinland Map Reviews

Box 6 of 8

Medieval Conventions of Form and the Vinland Map

Box 6 of 8

Proceedings of the Vinland Map, Conference, Publication of

Box 6 of 8

Medieval Vinland Paper, Miscellaneous Maps

Box 6 of 8

HAMMS (Historic American Merchant Marine Survey) Files

Historic American Merchant Marine Survey

Box 6 of 8

Box 7

HAMMS - Taylor Neptune Article

Box 7 of 8

Historic American Merchant Marine Survey

Box 7 of 8

Exhibit Files and Research Notes

HAME - Exhibit Rendering

Box 7 of 8

New York State Maritime Museum and Miscellaneous

Box 7 of 8

Vinland Map Reviews

Box 7 of 8

Vinland - Erik Wahlgren "Further Remarks," 1968

Box 7 of 8

Vinland Map Lectures, Notes

Box 7 of 8

The Technology of Cannon Manufacturing - Section III Vol. II

Box 7 of 8

The French Privateers in American Waters, 1793-1798 - Melvin H. Jackson (2 folders)

Box 7 of 8

Jan & Pieter Verbruggen and the Fifty Royal Brass Foundry Drawings

Box 7 of 8

HAME

Box 7 of 8

Research Notes

Box 7 of 8

Indian Claims Commission

Box 7 of 8

L. Rennie - Photographs

Box 7 of 8

(The Sector) Galileo & the First Mechanical Computer Devise

Box 7 of 8

Harvard Certificate Given to Melvin H. Jackson

Box 7 of 8

Arno Press - HAMMS, 1980

Box 7 of 8

Age of Sail Exams

Box 7 of 8

Main Currents of American Maritime Enterprise

Box 7 of 8

Research Notes (3 folders)

Box 7 of 8

Research Notes - Technology

Box 7 of 8

Hall of American Maritime Enterprise Proposal, undated (Accession 10-150)

Box 7 of 8

Box 8

Research Notes and Miscellaneous Files

Research Notes - Technology

Box 8 of 8

Philadelphia Steamboat of 1796

Box 8 of 8

Manuscript Drafts (2 folders)

Box 8 of 8

Puget - Brass Manuscript Clandestine Trade at St. Domingue

Box 8 of 8

Prints from Symonds Naval Customs

Box 8 of 8

Braynard Collection Report, June 1980

Box 8 of 8

Observations and Suggestions Based on a Visit to South Street Seaport

Box 8 of 8

Hardlingham - The Accomplished Shipwright, 1709

Box 8 of 8

Library of Congress List of References Ships and Shipbuilding

Box 8 of 8

United States National Museum (USNM) Bulletin 230

Box 8 of 8

Micahel H. Jackson - Maritime Correspondence

Box 8 of 8

Privateers in Charleston

Box 8 of 8

Voyage of the Fox

Box 8 of 8

Dress of the British Seaman

Box 8 of 8

Articles

Box 8 of 8

Bibliography - Artillery (Division of Military History)

Box 8 of 8

Michael H. Jackson Correspondence, 1943-1978

Box 8 of 8

Miscellaneous Notes

Box 8 of 8

Fish Netting, 18th Century

Box 8 of 8

Dutch Article

Box 8 of 8

Science, Technology and American Life

Box 8 of 8

Miscellaneous Reference Copies

Box 8 of 8

Miscellaneous Notes

Box 8 of 8

Chris. Vail Journal

Box 8 of 8

Unidentified Manuscript

Box 8 of 8

Negatives and Slides

Box 8 of 8