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L. Francis Herreshoff Collection, 1925-1971



Outgoing and incoming letters, 1929-1971

Box Folder
1 1 Outging and incoming letters, 1929-1930
2 Outging and incoming letters, 1931-1932
3 Outging and incoming letters, 1933
4 Outging and incoming letters, 1934
5 Outging and incoming letters, 1935
6 Outging and incoming letters, 1936
7 Outging and incoming letters, 1937
8 Outging and incoming letters, 1938
9 Outging and incoming letters, undated (ca/ 1930)
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2 1 Outging and incoming letters, 1940
2 Outging and incoming letters, 1941
3 Outging and incoming letters, 1942
4 Outging and incoming letters, 1943
5 Outging and incoming letters, 1944 Jan. - Jun.
6 Outging and incoming letters, 1944 Jul. - Dec.
7 Outging and incoming letters, 1945 Jan. - Jun.
8 Outging and incoming letters, 1945 Jul. - Dec.
9 Outging and incoming letters, 1946 Jan. - Jun.
10 Outging and incoming letters, 1946 Jul. - Dec.
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3 1 Outgoing and incoming letters, 1947 Jan. - Apr.
2 Outgoing and incoming letters, 1947 May - Aug.
3 Outgoing and incoming letters, 1947 Sep - Dec.
4 Outgoing and incoming letters, 1948 Jan - Jun.
5 Outgoing and incoming letters, 1948 July - Dec.
6 Outgoing and incoming letters, 1949
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4 1 Outgoing and incoming letters, 1950
2 Outgoing and incoming letters, 1951
3 Outgoing and incoming letters, 1952
4 Outgoing and incoming letters, 1953
5 Outgoing and incoming letters, 1954
6 Outgoing and incoming letters, 1955
7 Outgoing and incoming letters, 1956
8 Outgoing and incoming letters, 1957
9 Outgoing and incoming letters, 1958
10 Outgoing and incoming letters, 1959
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5 1 Outgoing and incoming letters, 1960
2 Outgoing and incoming letters, 1961
3 Outgoing and incoming letters, 1962
4 Outgoing and incoming letters, 1963
5 Outgoing and incoming letters, 1964
6 Outgoing and incoming letters, 1965 Jan. - Jun.
7 Outgoing and incoming letters, 1965 Jul. - Dec.
8 Outgoing and incoming letters, 1966
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6 1 Outgoing and incoming letters, 1967
2 Outgoing and incoming letters, 1968 Jan. - May
3 Outgoing and incoming letters, 1968 Jun. - Dec.
4 Outgoing and incoming letters, 1969
5 Outgoing and incoming letters, 1970
6 Outgoing and incoming letters, 1971
7 Outgoing and incoming letters, undated

Incoming letters, 1929-1971

Box Folder
7 1 Incoming letters, A,
2 Incoming letters, B,
3 Incoming letters, C,
4 Incoming letters, D,
5 Incoming letters, E,
6 Incoming letters, F,
7 Incoming letters, G,
8 Incoming letters, H,
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8 1 Incoming letters, I - J,
2 Incoming letters, K,
3 Incoming letters, L,
4 Incoming letters, M,
5 Incoming letters, N,
6 Incoming letters, 0,
7 Incoming letters, P,
8 Incoming letters, Q,
9 Incoming letters, R,
10 Incoming letters, Ratsey & Lapthorn,
11 Incoming letters, Rudder,
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9 1 Incoming letters, S,
2 Incoming letters, T,
3 Incoming letters, U,
4 Incoming letters, V,
5 Incoming letters, W-X-Y-Z,
6 Incoming letters, unidentified,

Book drafts and manuscripts, 1948-

Box Folder
10 1 Wizard of Bristol; complete typed and handwritten drafts, ca. 1948
Box Folder
11 1 Common Sense of Yacht Design; proofs, completed typed drafts and handwritten drafts, ca. 1952
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12 1 The Complete Cruiser, handwritten draft, ca. 1953
Box Folder
13 1 Introduction of Yachting; handwritten draft, Chapter 1,
2 Introduction of Yachting; handwritten draft, Chapter 2,
3 Introduction of Yachting; handwritten draft, Chapter 3-6,
4 Introduction of Yachting; handwritten draft, Chapter 7,
5 Introduction of Yachting; handwritten draft, Chapter 8,
6 Introduction of Yachting; handwritten draft, Chapter 9,
7 Introduction of Yachting; handwritten draft, Chapter 10-11,
8 Introduction of Yachting; handwritten draft, Chapter 12-13,
9 Introduction of Yachting; handwritten draft, Chapter 14,
10 Introduction of Yachting; handwritten draft, Chapter 15,
11 Introduction of Yachting; handwritten draft, Chapter 17,
12 Introduction of Yachting; handwritten draft, Chapter 18,
13 Introduction of Yachting; handwritten draft, Chapter 19-20,
14 Introduction of Yachting; handwritten draft, Chapter 21-22,
15 Introduction of Yachting; handwritten draft, typed draft,

Rudder articles, monographs, and proposals,

Box Folder
14 1 "Nathanial Greene Herreshoff",
2 "A Sail in the Alerion",
3 "Lapping Jobs and Double Spinnakers",
4 "A Mid-Summer Night's Sail",
5 "Cutters, Laying-To, etc…",
6 "Marine Pictures",
7 "A Scheme for Remembering the Storm Signals and a Short Discourse on Barometer Indications",
8 "The Double-Paddle Canoe",
9 "Naming the Yacht",
10 "Old Bahama Pirates" - by Hawser Martingale, L.F.H. ed.,
11 "Thoughts about Yachts Especially Designed for Ocean Racing",
12 "The Rudder Racing Rule",
13 "The Design of Fishing Vessels",
14 "Oolooloo" - by Hawser Martingale, L.F.H. ed.,
15 "Introduction to the Good Little Ship",
16 "Time Allowance Tables",
17 "Clinton Crane's Yachting Memories",
18 "Catamaran Chronicle",
19 "The Haunted House",
20 "Light and Heavy Displacement", " Shapes of Rudders", "Keels", "Bows, Sterns, and Overhangs", "The Advantage and Disadvantage of Various Sailboat Rigs", " The Pros and Cons of Gaff and Leg-o-mutton Sails and Some Discourse about Bowsprits",
21 " A Rule for Measuring and Rating Sail Boats",
22 "Naptha Launches",
23 "Captain Charley Barr (Obituary),
24 "Henry L. Maxwell (Obituary),
25 "W. Starling Burgess (Obituary),
26 Frank C. Paine (Obituary),
27 Charles E. Nickolson, 1864-1954 (Obituary),
28 "The Dry Breakers",
29 "A Boy's Impression of Newport and Yachting in the 1900's",
30 "Some Reasons for the Peculiarity of Vessels of the Past",
31 "Reasons for the Peculiarity of Vessels of the Past",
32 "Some Hints on Modelmaking",
33 "The Names of Some of the Yacht Sails",
34 "The Names of Some of the Rigging",
35 "Trail Boards",
36 "New Y.R.A. Class",
37 "Description of the Yankee One-Designs",
38 List of Yacht names (with meanings),
39 "Small Coal-burning Stoves Aboard Ship",
40 "Description of Suggested 22 Sq. Meter One-Design Class for Buzzard's Bay",
41 "Specifications for a Large Cruising Boat with an After Cabin",
42 "Notes on the 37" Model owned by Sam Wardwell, Esq.",
43 "The America",
44 "The Tarantella",
45 "The Theory of Conto-Propellor",
46 "Oscillating Disk Crank Shaft for Steam or Internal Combustion Engines.",

Descriptions, specifications,etc. by L.F.H. relative to his designs,

Box Folder
15 1 Plan list,
2 Changes in Schooner Pleione for the season of 1950 (conversion to staysail schooner),
3 Design # 26, Q-boat Nor'easter,
4 Design # 29,
5 Design # 33, Q-boat Questa, 1928
6 Design # 36, Agreement with George Lawley & Son,
7 Design # 44, Yacht Whirlwind, # 45 Towboat Twister,
8 Design # 49, 1931
9 Design # 52, Designer/Builder contract,
10 Design # 58,
11 Design # 62,
12 Design # 63,
13 Design # 66,
14 Design # 67,
15 Design # 69,
16 Design # 70,
17 Design # 73,
18 Design # 77,
19 Design # 78,
20 Design # 80,
21 Design # 85, Marco Polo,
22 Design # 87, Nereia,
23 Design # 88, Meadow Lark,
24 Design # 89,
25 Design # 90, Sailski,
26 Design # 91,
27 Design # 92,
28 Design # 93,
29 Design # 94,
30 Design # 96, Rozinante,
31 Design # 101,
32 Design # 103, Melantho,
33 Design # 104, Goldern Ball,
34 "Frost Bite" Dinghy (advertisement),
35 Description of 120' LWL win Secrew Steem Steam Yacht,
36 Special In-Shore Patrol Boat,
37 High Speed Express Steamer,
38 40' Cruising Motor Launch for Ge. Upton, Esq.,
39 "S" Boat (1943),
40 Construction Record for L.F.H. Designs (Xerox),
41 Specifications related to varoius designs, etc….(xerox),
42 Design # 97, 60' Vedette boat,
43 Design # 60, The A.C.A. 10 Sq. meter class canoe,

Miscellaneous materials relating to L.F.H and Herreshoff family,

Box Folder
16 1 Clytie: Bristol, R.I., "The Log of My First Cruise in 1868",
2 Log of canoe cruises in 1930's (xerox),
3 Two patents (xerox), 1927, 1929
4 Disclosures and patent searches, 1951
5 Patents for bilge pump, 1967, 1970
6 Hill-climbing attachment for skis, 1951
7 Ratsey & Lapthorn, Ltd, Sailcoth samples,
8 Papers relative to L.F.H.'s WWI Naval Reserve career, 1917-1936
9 Miscellaneous and unidentified calculations, scantlings, etc.,
10 "Alterations in Tayceta for the Season of 1952", 1952
11 Proposed division of 'The Farm', ca. 1933
12 …from the life of Nathanael Greene Herreshoff (first part torn off),
13 Biographical notes and reminiscences, brief history of Herreshoff Mfg. Co., etc, by Nathanael Herreshoff, ca. 1926
14 Printed materials regarding rules of measurement and other yachting regulatons. (N.Y.Y.C., North American Yacht Racing Union, International Yacht Racing Union, 1926
15 Resolute (pamphlet),
16 Articles, etc, relating to the Herreshoffs and their boats, etc..,
17 Plan of Herreshoff Manufacturing Co., 1910
18 General description of 87' WL Ocean Cruiser, Design F-16,
19 General description of 40' LWL schooner, #F-13,
20 Building agreement for a "Class R" sloop,
21 Shona, History and specifications, 1946
22 Preliminary description of 45' Deep Sea Cruiser,
23 Description of 99' Sea Going Cruiser,
24 (material withdrawn and relocated to Box 17),
25 Xerox copies of Nathanael Greene Herreshoff's correspondence, 1888-1938
26 Photo ID badge orders for the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company ID badge orders for the Herreshoff Manufacturing Co., 1944
27 Miscellaneous and undated material (xerox copies),
28 "Yacht Designing, Art or Science?" Paper presented by Llewellyn Howland III, at the Herreshoff Museum, Sept. 24, 1991. 28 pp. typescript copy. MC 1991.43,
29 "Instructions for Management of the Herreshoff Boiler", Herreshoff Mfg. Co., ca 1920
30 "A New Era in Yachting: the Patent Catamaran, or Double Hulled Boat" N.G. Herreshoff, 1877 May 1

Nathanael G. Herreshoff and L. Francis Herreshoff Correspondence, 1925-1938

Box Folder
17 1 Nathanael / L. Francis Herreshoff letters, 1925
2 Nathanael / L. Francis Herreshoff letters, 1926
3 Nathanael / L. Francis Herreshoff letters, 1927
4 Nathanael / L. Francis Herreshoff letters, 1928
5 Nathanael / L. Francis Herreshoff letters, 1929
6 Nathanael / L. Francis Herreshoff letters, 1930
7 Nathanael / L. Francis Herreshoff letters, 1931
8 Nathanael / L. Francis Herreshoff letters, 1932
9 Nathanael / L. Francis Herreshoff letters, 1933
10 Nathanael / L. Francis Herreshoff letters, 1934
11 Nathanael / L. Francis Herreshoff letters, 1935
12 Nathanael / L. Francis Herreshoff letters, 1936
13 Nathanael / L. Francis Herreshoff letters, 1937
14 Nathanael / L. Francis Herreshoff letters, 1938
15 Nathanael / L. Francis Herreshoff letters, undated/unidentified

* Funding for digitization provided by: The Gladys Brooks Foundation