W. Starling Burgess Papers (Coll. 193)


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Overview of the Collection

Biography of W. Starling Burgess

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Indexes

Detailed Description of the Collection

        

Overview of the Collection

   Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
   Creator: Burgess, W. Starling (William Starling), 1878-1947
   Title: W. Starling Burgess Papers
   Dates: 1935-1946
   Extent: ca. 3800 pieces
   Abstract: The W. Starling Burgess Papers consists of 19 document boxes, containing approximately 3800 pieces of manuscript material. About 40% of the collection provides information relative to Burgess' involvement with the design and construction of various yachts, especially the J-Boat RANGER (1936-1937). Here, one will also find information on RAINBOW, ENTERPRISE, and other yachts, along with data regarding new techniques in design and construction
   Abstract: Nearly 60% of the collection concerns Burgess' activities as a consulting naval architect for the Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA) between 1935 and 1941. Aside from his work on the RANGER, these papers detail the development of the ALUMETTE and TINAVETTE test craft, as well as calculations, design data, correspondence, proposals, and specifications for various types of naval craft, including patrol boats, motor torpedo boats, sub chasers, sub destroyers, and destroyers. Of interest also is material on Burgess' development of a unique freighter/tanker craft, known as the SEA OTTER (1941-1942)
   Abstract: This collection contains correspondence, primarily to W. Starling Burgess from various individuals and companies. The researcher will find many letters between Burgess and executives at ALCOA and Bath Iron Works. Test data and curves, calculations, and correspondence between Burgess and Kenneth S. M. Davidson at the Stevens Institute of Technology, relative to towing tank activities, makes up a large and important part of these papers. Mr. Davidson was able to approximate water conditions and wind forces on model test hulls, which proved to be of great value in the design of RANGER, and the subsequent hulls for the U.S. Navy. The researcher will also find Burgess' rough design and performance calculations penciled on yellow legal pad sheets. These can provide a wealth of information about his design concepts and procedures. Finally, there is a lesser amount of material relative to BURGESS' efforts to patent some marine hardware, as well as more personal business and domestic activities. There are letters and papers from his brother Charles P. Burgess, and numerous sundry pieces of manuscript that together with the rest of the papers will substantially enhance our knowledge of his life and career.
   Identification: Coll. 193

Biography of W. Starling Burgess

W. Starling Burgess was born in 1878, and was an aeronautical engineer and naval architect. His father, Edward Burgess, designed the America's cup defenders PURITAN, MAYFLOWER and VOLUNTEER. Burgess was educated at Harvard University, and in 1904 entered his father's profession by opening a yard at Marblehead, Massachusetts, where he designed and built small boats.

In 1909 he became interested in aviation and constructed a plane in which he made the first flight in New England. Having sold his plane, he engaged in the manufacture of airplanes with Norman Prince, who helped found the Lafayette Escadrille during the First World War. They were thee first civilian pupils of the Wright brothers, receiving a license to manufacture and sell under their patents for a number of years. They soon began to manufacture airplanes for the army and navy, and on June 3, 1911, with Greely s. Curtis and Frank H. Russell, he organized the Burgess Co., for the production of airplanes, hydroplanes, seaplanes, and flying boats. In October 1911 he fitted a biplane with pontoons and was the first to begin and end a flight on the water. At the outbreak of the First World War, Burgess sold planes to the Canadian government. Later he sold to the British Admiralty forty-eight pusher biplanes of a radical design. Business increased rapidly, and when America entered the First World War, Mr. Burgess sold the company to John N. Willys. He then spent the war years designing aircraft for the U.S. Navy with the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

After the war Starling Burgess returned to boat construction, and in 1920 was engaged to re-rig Alexander Smith Cochran's VANITIE for tests to select the America's Cup defender for that year. Two years later, with Frank C. Paine, later the designer of the cup sloop YANKEE, and A. Loring Swasey, he formed the firm of Burgess, Swasey & Paine in Boston, including among his draftsmen L. Francis Herreshoff. The firm turned out many well-known yachts, including the ADVANCE for John S. Lawrence, the GOSSOON for Charles Francis Adams, and the ELLEN for Charles Foster. In 1926 the firm of Burgess, Swasey & Paine was dissolved and Mr. Burgess joined the firm of Burgess & Morgan, Ltd., naval architects in New York City. In 1928 he designed for Paul Hammond the racing schooner NINA. In 1930 Mr. Burgess designed the successful America's Cup defender ENTERPRISE for Harold S. Vanderbilt and his syndicate, embodying in it many radical principles, including a mast and struts of duralumin. He also designed the successful defender RAINBOW for the same syndicate in 1934. The sloop RANGER, which he designed for Vanderbilt in 1937, sailed to four successive victories in defending the America's Cup.

In 1935 Mr. Burgess became a consulting naval architect for the Aluminum Company of America with his office at the Bath Iron Works, and engaged in promoting a wider use of corrosion-resisting alloys for ship construction. The ALUMETTE, an all aluminum section of a ship complete with propellers, was designed by him and built at the Bath Iron Works. The structure was launched in 1935 and kept continually afloat in salt water at Newport News for testing the durability of aluminum. On November 1, 1937 Mr. Bugress' design for an all aluminum high speed destroyer was presented to the U. S. Navy. Orders to build the vessel were issued by the Secretary of the Navy in November 1941, only to be countermanded a month later when the United States entered World War II. During the war Mr. Burgess was employed as a civilian engineer by the Special Devices Division, Bureau of Aeronautics of the Navy, and assigned to the Anti-Submarine Development Detachment, U. S. Atlantic Fleet. His work with the Navy was a confidential nature, largely consisting of the design of special devices for Anti-Submarine warfare. By 1946 Mr. Burgess was at the Stevens Institute of Technology, where he was involved with damage control research. W. Starling Burgess died in 1947.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Available for use in the Manuscripts Division

Restrictions on Use

  

Various copying restriction apply. Guidelines are available from the Manuscripts Division. See also: Mystic Seaport's copyright notice.

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Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the G. W. Blunt White Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.

  

Persons:

Burgess, Charles P.
Davidson, Kenneth S. M.
Vanderbilt, Harold S. (Harold Stirling), 1884-1970

Corporate Bodies (Including Vessels):

Aluminum Company of America
Bath Iron Works
Enterprise (Sloop)
Rainbow (Sloop)
Ranger (Sloop)
Sea Otter (Freighter)
Stevens Institute of Technology
United States. Navy

Subjects:

Aluminum alloys
Aluminum construction
America's Cup races
Hulls (Naval architecture)
Naval architecture--United States
Ship models--Testing
Ships, Aluminum
Towing basins
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations
Yacht racing
Yachts

Document Types:

Patents
Proposals
Specifications

Occupations:

Naval architects--United States
Yacht designers--Massachusetts--Marblehead
Yacht designers--United States

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 193 Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

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Indexes

        

Index to Personal and Corporate Names

   NOTE: The fraction(s) indicate the Box and Folder numbers where that particular reference can be found. For example, the researcher will find information about Abeking & Rasmussen in Box 4, Folder 9 of the collection.
  
  
  
   Abeking & Rasmussen 4/9
   Abercrombie and Fitch Co. 2/7
   Adams, Charles Francis 4/5, 5/1
   Adams, R. Morton 4/9
   Advance Storage Co. 2/11
   Agnew, ? (Commander) 3/9
   Aldred, J.L. (Jr.) 4/8
   Aldrich, ? 1/9, 4/3
   Allegheny Steel Co. 1/7, 1/8
   Allis Chalmers Co. 1/7
   Allison Engineering Co. 1/4, 1/8
   Aluminum Company of America 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8, 1/9, 2/1, 2/2, 2/3, 2/4, 2/5, 2/6, 2/8, 2/9, 2/10, 2/12, 3/1, 3/2, 3/3, 3/4, 3/5, 3/6, 3/7, 3/8, 3/9, 3/10, 3/12, 4/1, 4/2, 4/7, 5/1, 7/1, 17/15
   Aluminum Research Laboratories 3/1, 3/10
   America's Cup Committee 3/5
   American Airlines 2/2
   American Brass Co. 2/10
   American Chain Co. 15/1
   American LaFrance Foamite Corp. 15/4
   American Screw Co. 2/2
   American Society of Mechanical Engineers 17/20
   Anderson, B. 2/3, 3/11
   Anthony, George 2/9
   Arnold, H.H. (General) 4/7
   Arthur D. Little, Inc. 2/12
   Arthur, Ida 3/6
   Arundel Sand and Gravel Co. 4/7
   Associated Press 3/1
   B.F. Sturtevant Co. 15/4
   B.K. Elliott Co 1/8, 2/12
   Babcock & WIlcox 1/2, 1/9, 2/3, 3/4
   Badger, E.B. 2/7, 4/9
   Baerman, Walter 2/8
   Bakken, H.E. 1/4
   Bammann, F.J. 2/4
   Barret, Emerson 1/6
   Barret, W.E. 1/7
   Bath Iron Works 1/4, 1/5, 1/8, 1/9, 2/1, 2/2, 2/3, 2/4, 2/5, 2/6, 2/7, 2/8, 2/9, 2/11, 2/12, 3/1, 3/2, 3/3, 3/5, 3/12, 4/2, 5/1, 18/5
   Bath Trust Co. 1/6
   Beck, ? 3/8
   Becton, Jean C. 4/8
   Belknap & Paine 5/1
   Bell, Brian 4/4
   Bell, John C. (Jr.) 2/1
   Bell, Truscott, Henry & Sutton 2/1
   Bethlehem Steel Co. 2/9, 2/11
   Billard, Carol 3/7
   Black, Starr & Frost 1/7
   Blewett, E.W. (Jr.) 1/9
   Bliss, Zene 5/1
   Borden, Spencer 4/4
   Bossert, Tom 1/9
   Boston Insurance Co. 17/17
   Boston Yacht Club 2/12
   Bowen, ? (Admiral) 4/7
   Brackett, John W. 2/12
   Brady, Ed (Commander) 2/7, 4/7, 7/1
   Braine, D.L. 3/9
   Brightman, Tom 2/4, 5/1
   Brook, Francis C. 4/7
   Brown, R.H. 1/7
   Brown, Waldo H. 4/4
   Brown, Wendell S. 17/20
   Browne, D.B. 1/7, 1/8
   Bryan, Hamilton V. (Commander) 4/4, 15/1, 15/4
   Buhler, Jean E. 4/8
   Buhler, Paul H. 4/8
   Buhler, Theodore 4/9
   Bull's Eye Pistol Co. 2/7
   Bunker, Carleton H. 4/6
   Bureau of Aeronautics 1/7, 1/8, 1/9, 2/1, 2/3, 2/4
   Bureau of Construction and Repair 3/9
   Bureau of Standards 1/4, 1/9
   Burgess & Donaldson 2/3
   Burgess, Ann 2/3, 2/8, 3/1
   Burgess, Charles P. 1/3, 1/4, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8, 2/3, 2/4, 2/5, 2/6, 2/9, 3/1, 3/4, 3/11, 4/9, 7/1, 17/13, 17/14, 18/5
   Burgess, Diana 2/3, 2/8
   Burgess, Elsie Janet 1/2, 1/6, 1/9, 2/3, 2/4, 2/5, 2/6, 2/7, 2/8, 2/9, 2/11, 2/12, 3/1, 3/6, 3/7, 3/8, 3/10, 3/11, 4/9
   Burgess, Nannie Dale 1/4, 1/9, 2/1, 2/6, 2/7, 2/8, 2/9, 2/10, 2/11, 3/5
   Burgess, W. Starling 1/4, 1/6, 1/8, 1/9, 2/3, 2/4, 2/5, 2/9, 2/12, 3/1, 3/3, 3/5, 3/6, 3/9, 3/10, 3/11, 3/12, 4/1, 4/6
   Burnham, Rufus B. 17/17
   Burton, Evers, J. 2/6
   Bush, Dean 3/8
   Butler, Henry F. 1/6
   C.C. Galbraith & Son 15/4
   Cameron, Gordon W. 1/4, 1/9, 3/1, 3/2, 3/9, 5/1
   Carnegie Steel Co. 2/9
   Carney, Robert B. (Commander) 4/2
   Carpenter, F.R. 17/15
   Carter, John 15/1
   Carter, Ledyard & Milburn 15/2
   Central Printing Co. 2/3
   Chadwick, ? (Commander) 3/10
   Chamberlain, William 1/6, 2/3
   Chantry, A.J. (Capt.) 3/8, 3/9, 3/10, 4/1
   Charleston Navy Yard 15/2
   Chase, Alfred E. 18/5
   Chase, James Greenough 2/4
   Chase, M. 1/9
   Chesley, John O. 1/2, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8, 1/9, 2/1, 2/2, 2/4, 2/6, 2/8, 2/9, 2/10, 2/12, 3/1, 3/2, 3/3, 3/4, 3/5, 3/6, 3/7, 3/8, 3/9, 3/10, 4/2, 4/3, 4/7, 17/15, 17/16
   Chiasson, C.J.J. 2/11
   Chicago Pneumatic Tool Co. 1/8, 2/8
   Chrysler Corporation 4/5, 15/1, 15/2, 15/3
   Churchill, H.V. 1/7
   Clanson, Clinton A. 2/11
   Clement & Fuller 2/1
   Clifford, J.E. 2/3
   Colby, S.K. 1/3
   Columbia University 2/6, 5/1
   Columbian Bronze Corporation 2/2, 2/3
   Conant, James B. 1/8
   Connell, B.J. (Lt. Commander) 2/1
   Connelly, Daniel S. 7/5
   Connors, M.W. 2/6
   Conrow, Willard 2/4
   Consolidated Shipping Corporation 17/16
   Cooke, Stephen L. 4/7
   Coolidge, Amory 4/5
   Coolidge, Phil 2/12
   Coombs, H.W. 2/7
   Cooper, Kerr & Dunham 3/1, 3/9
   Cormack, Geoge A. 1/4, 1/8, 3/5, 5/1, 17/20
   Cowles, K.G. 2/2, 2/10
   Crane Co. 4/4
   Creese, Margaret 4/8
   Crocker, George C. 4/8
   Crouch, George 4/8
   Crowinshield, ? (Capt.) 17/15
   Crump, G.A. 4/7
   Cummings & Lockwood 2/1
   Cunard White Star 4/7
   Cunningham, P.G. 2/11
   Cunningham, W.E. 4/7
   Curran, Thomas M. 2/10, 2/11
   Currier, J.G. (Lt.) 4/7
   Currier, James S. 17/13
   Curtiss, Frank R. 1/8, 2/3
   Cuse, Robert 2/2
   Cushman, Darby & Cushman 4/7, 4/8, 15/2
   Cushman, Robert 1/3, 1/5, 1/8
   Daggett, ? (Lt. Commander) 3/8
   Daland, ? 18/5
   Daniel & Company 2/7
   Dardelet Threadlock Co. 18/5
   David Smith Steel Co. 15/1
   Davidson, Kenneth S.M. 1/1, 2/8, 2/9, 2/10, 2/12, 3/1, 3/2, 3/3, 3/4, 3/5, 3/6, 3/8, 3/11, 3/12, 4/1, 4/2, 4/3, 4/4, 5/1, 7/3, 15/1, 17/12, 17/14
   Davies, Sidney 17/15, 17/16
   Davis, Arthur V. 17/15
   Davis, Harvey (Dr.) 4/9
   Davol, Charles J. 18/5
   Dean, Paul Dudley 17/19
   DeFlores, Luis 1/8, 4/7, 4/8
   DeForest, Alfred V. 1/6, 1/8
   DeFrees, J.R. (Rear Admiral) 1/4
   Dickinson, ? (Dr.) 1/4
   Dickson, John 4/6
   Dietzgen Company 1/4, 1/5, 1/8
   Dix, E.H. (Jr.) 1/8
   Doble, ? 2/3
   Doherty, J.I. 2/11
   Donaldson & Company 1/9, 2/2
   Donaldson, E. Boyd 1/3, 1/5, 1/9, 2/2, 2/3, 2/6, 2/8, 4/4
   Douglas, Herbert 4/1
   Dow Chemical Company 1/6, 18/5
   Dry Dock Company 1/9, 2/1
   DuBose, W.G. (Rear Admiral) 3/9, 4/1
   Dunbar, F. Spaulding 18/5
   Dunne, Burgess 17/14
   Durbin, Warren 2/4
   Dwight Maitland 2/5
   E.B. Badger & Sons Co. 2/7
   E.B. Latham & Co. 15/4
   E.C. Jordon & Co. 2/11
   E.J. Willis Co. 1/6, 1/7, 2/3, 15/4
   Eastern Airline 2/2
   Easton, G.H. 3/6
   Edson Manufacturing Co. 2/3, 15/1
   Edward G. Budd Manufacturing Co. 2/8, 4/4
   Edward Smith Co. 2/5
   Edwards & Walker 2/12
   Einstein, Albert 1/7, 1/8, 2/4
   Eitrem, Wilhelm 4/5
   Emerson, ? (Commander) 3/9
   Endicott, J.L. 1/4
   Endicott, Priscilla 4/5
   Evinrude Outboard Motors Corp. 2/4, 15/2
   Evinrude, Ralph 15/2
   Experimental Towing Tank 15/1, 17/12
   Fairbanks, Albert L. 7/2
   Fales, DeCoursey 17/12
   Farey, ? 1/9
   Farrar, J.R. 3/4
   Fayter, F. Frank 3/5
   Federal Mogul Corp. 15/1
   Feruski, Maurice 2/3, 2/4, 2/5, 2/11
   Fiduciary Trust Co. 1/9, 2/2
   Fink, William L. (Dr.) 1/7, 1/8, 3/9
   Fisher, C.W. (Capt.) 4/1
   Fiske, H.P. 17/16
   Flood, Clarence 2/12
   Floyd, Robert Wentworth 1/9
   Fokker, Anthony H. G. 4/2, 4/7, 17/14
   Fonda, H.A. 2/3
   Forbes, Alexander 2/10
   Forbes, James E. 4/6
   Forbes, W. Cameron 3/10
   Forge, Wendell August 5/1
   Forrest, M.G. 3/8, 4/2, 4/3
   Forster Brothers Manufacturing Co. 4/4
   Franklin G. Post & Son 17/17
   Frary, F.C. (Dr.) 1/3
   Fred Olsen Line 4/5
   Freeman, ? 15/2
   French, J.E. 2/2, 2/3, 5/1
   Fried, George (Capt.) 17/15, 17/16
   Fuller, Clement A. 2/1
   Fuller, Samuel A. 2/11
   Gardiner, Wilson & Gardiner 2/7
   Gardner, Donald 2/12
   Gardner, J. Wesley 1/9
   Gardner, Lester 3/7
   Garrison, P.R. 2/6
   Gatewood, ? (Capt.) 15/2
   Gay Engineering Co. 18/5
   General Electric Corp. 1/9, 2/3, 3/3, 3/4, 3/8
   General Printing Co. 2/7
   George F. Lawley & Son 1/4, 2/6, 5/1
   Gerald, Arthur H. 1/8, 2/8
   Germaine, E.B. 15/2, 15/3
   Getchell, W.B. 7/1
   Gibbons, George R. 1/8, 1/9, 2/8, 3/8, 5/1
   Gibbs & Cox, Inc. 3/4, 3/5, 3/8, 3/9, 3/11, 3/12, 4/1, 4/2, 4/3, 4/4, 4/5, 17/20
   Gibbs, Frederic H. 3/11
   Gibbs, William Francis 3/4, 3/5, 3/12, 4/1, 4/2, 4/3
   Gilbert, H.A. 15/1
   Gilman, N.H. 1/4
   Glenn L. Martin Co. 1/9, 2/2, 2/3, 2/5, 5/1
   Goldberger, J. 1/5
   Goodyear Co. 15/1, 19/17
   Gourley, R.A. 17/15
   Graff, A.H. 4/4
   Graham & Co. 2/9
   Grant, Alice 2/9
   Grant, Frank H. 4/4, 7/1
   Gratz, Fred 15/1
   Graybar Electric Co. 1/5
   Green, A.W. 2/7
   Gref, William C. (Lt.) 4/5, 4/9
   Grisell, L.H. 4/1
   Grover, Charles S. 1/4
   Gruber, Herr Henry 2/3
   Guetti, L.S. 2/12
   Guptill Corp. 2/11
   Gustafson, H.V. 1/4
   Guzzardi, S.S. 15/2
   Haas, H.H. 15/4
   Haffenreffer, Carl W. 2/2, 2/3, 2/4, 2/5, 2/8, 2/12, 3/1, 3/2, 3/4, 5/1
   Haggett Garage Co. 2/7
   Hall, Edson A. 4/1
   Halverdahl, ? 3/10
   Hamilton Standard Propellers 3/8
   Hamilton, Edward R. 1/8, 1/9, 2/9
   Hamilton, Thomas F. 17/14
   Hamilton, Walter 1/9
   Hammacher & Schlemmer 2/11
   Hammond, Paul 1/5, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8, 1/9, 2/2, 2/3, 2/4, 2/6, 2/7, 2/8, 2/9, 2/10, 2/11
   Hammond, Paul (Mrs.) 5/1
   Hand, Allen H. 15/1, 15/2
   Hansen, C.A. 4/8
   Hanson, H.P. 1/9
   Harrison, J.S. 3/2
   Harrold, Elizabeth 3/8, 3/10
   Harrold, Jack C. 1/8, 1/9, 3/10
   Hartman, E.C. 3/1, 3/9, 3/10
   Harvard University 1/8
   Haskelite Co. 18/5
   Hatheway, Nicholas N. 2/9
   Hazeltine, ? (Prof.) 5/1
   Hebard, A.F. 18/5
   Heckscher, Richard 2/8, 4/4
   Hendel, Gurd N. 1/8, 1/9, 2/1, 2/4, 2/5, 2/9
   Herreshoff Manufacturing Co. 1/4, 2/2, 2/3, 2/4, 2/5, 2/6, 3/1, 3/2, 3/4, 4/4, 5/1, 18/5
   Herreshoff, L. Francis 1/7, 1/9, 2/3, 2/7, 2/8, 2/9, 2/10, 2/11, 2/12, 4/1, 4/6, 4/7, 4/8, 4/9, 18/5
   Herreshoff, Nathaniel G. 1/2, 1/4
   Herreshoff, Sydney 5/1
   Hibbard, G.W. (Commander) 3/9
   Hibbard, Tom 4/5
   Hicks, Wilson 3/1
   Hiden, John C. 2/3
   Hiden, Robert B. (Dr.) 1/9
   Hill, W. Dayton 2/4, 2/5, 2/9, 3/2, 5/1
   Hinds, Walton 18/5
   Hodgdon Brothers 1/6, 1/7, 2/1, 2/8, 2/12, 7/2, 17/20
   Hodgdon, Charles E. 1/4, 1/9, 2/1, 2/12
   Hodgdon, M.W. 3/3, 3/4
   Horgan, Tom 2/12
   Hovey, Chandler 3/2, 3/3, 3/8
   Hovgaard, William 4/3
   Hunnewell, ? (Commander) 1/9
   Hunsaker, Jerome C. 4/6
   Hunt, Roy A. 1/2, 1/3, 1/9, 2/1, 2/3, 3/1, 4/1
   Huntington, Frederick R. 2/11
   Hutchins, Henry 3/10
   Hyde Windlass Co. 1/8, 2/4, 2/9, 3/2
   International Nickel Co. 2/3
   International Paint Co.   
   Irvin, Townsend 3/7
   J. Samuel White & Sons 3/9
   J.K. Welding Co. 15/2
   Jack, John H. 1/8
   Jackson & Curtis 2/2
   Jackson, G. 2/10
   Jacob, Robert 2/11
   Jakobson Shipyard Inc. 15/1
   Jameson, ? (Commander) 15/2
   Jaynes, Charles R. 4/7
   Jessup, Edgar 2/12
   Johnson Motor Co. 2/11
   Johnson, Eads 15/1
   Johnson, Russell K. 2/4, 2/5, 2/6, 2/9, 2/10, 2/11
   Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp. 2/11
   Jordan, H.I. 2/7
   Jurado, Garcia 18/5
   Kainer & Co. 2/3
   Kaufman, J.M.S. 1/4, 1/5
   Keeley, J.M. 4/8
   Keir, ? 15/1
   Keith, W.B. 3/1
   Keller, K.T. 15/1, 15/3
   Kelly, William A. 2/1
   Kennedy Brothers 2/9, 2/10
   Kennedy, Alexander 2/3, 3/3, 3/4
   Kenyon, Dorothy 1/3, 1/5, 1/8, 2/3, 2/8
   Kidder Peabody & Co. 3/3
   King, E.J. (Admiral) 1/9, 2/1, 2/2
   King, J.H. 3/4
   Klevens, J.A. 15/2, 15/3
   Knight, James 2/8
   Knight, T.S. 3/8
   Knox, Frank (Hon.) 15/1
   Knudsen, Semon 2/3
   Kretzer, Will 2/4
   LaFarge, Hester 3/10
   Lambert, Gerry 5/1
   Land, E.S. (Rear Admiral) 1/2, 2/2, 2/12
   Langan, Thomas 4/6, 4/7
   Larrabee, Carl M.P. 1/6
   Lathrop Engine Co. 7/2
   Lattimer, G.W. 4/4
   Lawrence, John S. 3/1, 17/19
   Lawrenson, Charles S. (Major) 4/6
   Layman, Dana T. (Jr.) 2/9
   Leibowitz, L.L. 4/4
   Leonard, Edith 1/4
   Leonard, Gwendolyn 2/3, 2/4, 2/6, 2/7, 2/8, 2/9, 2/11, 2/12, 3/1, 3/4, 3/7
   Lewis, George W. 1/8, 1/9, 2/2, 2/3, 2/4, 2/5, 2/6
   Lippert, L.F. 1/8
   Lippett, Charles 2/9
   Livingston Shipbuilding Co. 15/1, 15/2
   Lloyd's Registry of Shipping 2/2, 2/3, 2/6, 5/1
   Lloyd, Robert Wentworth 1/9
   Lockwood, Luke B. (Lt.) 15/1
   Lonnquest, T.G. (Lt. Commander) 2/2
   Loring, Short & Harmon 1/4
   Luscombe Airplane Corp. 4/7
   M.D. Lea, Inc. 1/4
   M.I.T. 1/6, 1/8, 2/6, 2/9, 3/1, 4/6
   MacAlaster & Bicknewll Co. 1/4
   MacKenzie, Clinton 3/3, 3/5
   MacKinnon, Norman 2/9
   Mahady, E.F. 1/4
   Maier, Alfred A. 4/7
   Main, Archibald M. 1/6, 2/8, 2/9, 2/11, 3/7, 4/2, 5/1, 18/5
   Mallory, Clifford 5/1
   Malloy, ? 15/1
   Manataug Yacht Agency 4/5
   Manhattan Marine & Electric 15/4
   Mank, H.W. 3/5
   Marine Manufacturing & Supply Co. 15/1
   Martin, Glenn L. 1/8
   Mathhew, Orville R. 4/8
   Mauritz, Jacobus Cornelius 4/7
   Maverick Mills 17/10
   Maxwell, Rollins 2/1
   McBride, ? (Capt.) 15/2
   McCabe, J.W. 4/6
   McCord, H.C. 17/15
   McCrary, F.R. (Capt.) 1/8
   McElroy, H.E. (Lt.) 2/10
   McIntyre, Lois 4/8
   McKay Co. 15/4
   McKinnon, H.D. 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8, 1/9, 3/1, 3/3, 3/4, 3/5, 3/8, 3/9, 3/10, 3/12
   McLeod, Ed 4/5
   Mears, R.B. 3/10
   Merchant Calculating Machine Co. 2/2, 2/12
   Merrill, James C. 17/10
   Merriman Brothers 1/7, 2/4, 2/5, 5/1
   Merriman, Frank 1/6, 2/3, 2/4, 2/5
   Miami Shipbuilding Corp. 4/8
   Middleton, ? 1/9
   Migliori, Rocco 2/8
   Miller, A.L. 1/7
   Monsell, George (Capt.) 1/9, 2/3, 2/5, 2/9, 3/3, 3/9
   Morgan, N. Anson 17/17
   Morganthau, ? 1/9
   Motor Generator Corp. 15/1, 15/2
   Mower, Charles D. 1/5, 1/6
   Mullaney, B.J. (Lt.) 3/5
   Murray, Allan B. 2/11, 3/7, 3/8, 4/3, 4/4, 4/8, 7/3, 15/1, 17/12, 17/14
   Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 2/8
   Mutchler, M.E. 1/4
   Najera, Don Francisco Castillo 18/5
   Nantke, Walter 2/12
   National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics 1/8, 1/9, 2/1, 2/2, 2/3, 2/4, 2/5, 3/4
   National Cyclopedia of American Biography 4/6, 4/8, 4/9
   Nellis, Percy (Commodore) 3/9
   Nelson, Harold E. 15/4
   Nelson, Roy J. 15/4
   Neptune Pattern Works 3/5, 3/6, 15/7
   Neva-Clog Products 1/8, 2/2, 2/3
   Nevins, Henry B. 2/9, 4/6, 4/8, 5/1, 17/15, 17/16
   New York Times 2/11
   New York Yacht Club 1/4, 1/8, 2/7, 2/8, 2/9, 3/7, 4/7, 4/8
   Newell, G.T. 4/4
   Newell, Mary 1/9
   Newell, Peter 2/3
   Newell, William S. 1/4, 1/8, 1/9, 2/2, 2/7, 2/8, 2/9, 2/12, 3/1, 3/2, 3/3, 3/4, 3/8, 3/11, 3/12, 4/1, 4/2, 5/1, 18/5
   Newport News Shipbuilding Co. 1/7, 1/9, 3/8
   Nichols, George 2/11, 5/1
   Nicholson, Charles 3/9
   Noble, ? (Commander) 15/1
   Norge Refrigerator Co. 15/4
   Norma-Hoffman Manufacturing Co. 2/3
   North American Iron & Steel Co. 4/4, 15/4
   Northhill Co. 2/4, 2/5, 2/6, 2/9, 2/10, 2/11, 2/12
   Noyes, M.E. 3/8
   Nystrom, Charles G. 2/1, 2/2, 2/3, 2/9
   Oboler, Arch 4/7
   Old Town Canoe Co. 2/11
   Olsen, Gus 3/1, 3/5
   Olsen, Hans 3/5, 3/6, 3/9, 15/3, 15/7, 17/12
   Olsen, Thomas 4/5
   Oppenheim, F.E. 2/9
   Ortowshi, H.R. 4/2
   Osborne, ? (Commander) 4/4
   Outcalt, ? 15/1
   Owen, George 3/1
   Paine, Frank C. 2/3, 2/6, 4/7, 5/1
   Pan American Shell Co. 4/6
   Paramount News 2/12
   Pathe News 2/12, 4/9
   Patterson, Robert (Jr.) 1/8, 2/2, 2/3
   Payson, Herbert 2/11
   Peck, H.H. 18/5
   Pennsylvania Aircraft Syndicate 2/11, 18/5
   Percival, David C. (Mrs.) 19/17
   Percival, Frances 3/11, 4/1, 4/4, 4/5
   Perkins, Marine Lamp Corp. 2/3, 15/4
   Phoenix Iron Co. 2/9
   Pigeon Hollow Spar Co. 2/9
   Pigeon, Fred L. 2/9
   Pinkham & Smith Co. 2/11
   Pinson, Edwin E. 2/11
   Plansky, V.J. 2/6
   Poire, Alfonso R. 18/5
   Powell, Joseph W. 15/1
   Powers, C.W. (Lt.) 4/6
   Prudential Insurance Co. 1/9, 2/6, 3/7
   Putnam, Palmer Cosslett 3/8, 3/9
   Quartermaster Dept. U.S. Army 2/9
   Quinn, ? (Capt.) 15/3
   Ralph C. Coxhead Corp. 1/6
   Ramsey, E.F. 1/8, 2/9
   Ratsey & Lapthorne 1/6, 1/8, 2/2, 2/3, 2/4, 2/5, 2/7, 2/10, 4/7, 5/1
   Ratsey, Colin 4/7
   Ratsey, Ernest 2/10, 4/9
   Ratsey, George E. 1/6, 1/8, 2/4, 2/5, 2/7, 3/7, 5/1
   Redmond, Roland 15/1, 15/2, 15/3, 15/7
   Reminton Rand, Inc. 2/4
   Richardson, R.M.D. 4/3
   Richmond, P.D. 3/2, 5/1
   Rickenbacker, Eddie 2/2
   Roach, Charles B. 4/7
   Robbins, James 2/11
   Robbins, Mary 4/7
   Roberts Office Supply Co. 2/11
   Roberts, Cushman & Grover 4/9, 18/5
   Roberts, Cushman & Woodberry 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/8, 2/3
   Robertson, J.R. 2/10
   Robinson, ? (Admiral) 15/1, 15/2
   Robinson, William Albert 4/4, 4/6
   Rock, George H. (Rear Admiral) 4/6
   Rollinson, John 15/2
   Roosevelt, Franklin D. 1/8, 1/9, 3/8, 3/11, 4/4
   Roosevelt, James 3/11, 4/1, 4/7
   Root, Clarke, Buckner & Ballentine 4/2, 4/3, 4/4, 4/5
   Root, Elihu (Jr.) 1/9, 4/3, 4/5, 4/8
   Rosenfeld, Morris 1/9, 3/5, 3/6
   Rostand Manufacturing Co. 17/16
   Royal Nassau Sailing Club 2/7
   Royer, H.E. 15/1
   Russell, Frank H. 4/5
   S. Appel & Co. 2/5
   Sagarra, Hernandez 18/5
   Sauerberg, Art 15/2
   Savage, George W. (Jr.) 2/11
   Savannah Shipyards 15/1
   Schaeffer, Rudy 3/4
   Schaller, ? 19/17
   Schultz, David (Governor) 15/2, 15/3
   Schwartz, M. 2/3
   Schwartz, R.F. 18/5
   Scripps Motor Co. 4/1
   Scripto Manufacturing Co. 2/6
   Scurlock, Dexter W. 4/7
   Sears, Dick 2/12
   Seavey, Miles 1/9
   Sharp, B. Karl 4/3
   Sharp, Edward R. 2/1
   Ships, Inc. 15/3
   Siscoe, Dwight L. 2/1, 2/3
   SKF Industries 2/3
   Slack, F.W. 15/1
   Smith & Wesson, Inc. 1/6
   Smith, B. 2/7
   Smith, C.R. 2/2
   Smith, Charlton L. 4/5, 4/7
   Smith, R.F. 15/2
   Sneed, ? 15/3
   Society of Naval Architects 2/11
   Sparkman & Stephens 2/8, 2/9, 2/10, 2/12, 3/1, 3/2, 3/3, 3/4, 3/5, 3/6, 3/7, 3/8, 3/9, 3/10, 3/11, 4/2, 4/4, 5/1, 17/17, 18/5
   Sparkman, Drake 2/8, 2/9, 2/10, 2/11, 2/12, 3/1, 3/2, 3/3, 3/5, 3/7, 3/9, 3/10, 3/11, 4/2
   Steele, I.B. 2/10
   Stephens, Olin J. (II) 2/8, 2/9, 2/10, 2/11, 2/12, 3/1, 3/2, 3/3, 3/5, 3/6, 3/7, 3/9, 3/11, 4/4, 15/1, 17/17
   Stephens, Roderick 2/8, 2/9, 2/11, 3/1, 3/2, 3/3, 3/4, 3/5, 3/6, 5/1, /37
   Stephens, W.P. 2/11, 4/7
   Sterling Engine Co. 1/4
   Stevens Institute of Technology 1/1, 2/9, 2/10, 2/11, 2/12, 3/1, 3/2, 3/3, 3/4, 3/5, 3/6, 3/8, 3/9, 3/10, 3/12, 4/1, 4/2, 4/3, 4/4, 4/8, 4/9, 5/1, 7/3, 15/1, 17/14
   Stevenson, L.B. 4/7
   Stewart, W.A.W. (Commodore) 3/7, 5/1
   Stone, Herbert L. 1/4, 1/8, 4/7, 17/14
   Stone, Melville E. (2nd) 2/5
   Straus & Kenyon 1/3, 1/5, 1/8, 1/9, 2/2, 2/3, 2/8
   Strawbridge, Frederick H. (Jr.)(Mrs.) 1/8, 2/4
   Sturm, ? (Dr.) 1/8
   Sullivan & Worcester 4/6
   Sun Oil Co. 1/8
   Swanbeck, C.E. 18/5
   Swasey, A. Loring 1/9, 4/7, 15/3, 17/17
   Talor, William 4/4
   Templin, R.L. 1/5, 1/6, 1/7, 1/9, 3/1, 3/3
   The Gosden Head, Ltd. 2/5
   The Rudder 4/7
   Thebeau, Eugene L. 2/9, 2/10, 2/12, 3/0, 3/1, 3/2, 3/4, 5/1
   Thirty Square Meter Association 17/19
   Thomas Laughlin Co. 2/3
   Thomas T. Parker, Inc. 2/3
   Thomas, Felix 3/1, 3/10
   Thomas, John P. 2/6
   Thompson, Fred H. 1/4, 2/11
   Thompson, Nathan W. 1/6
   Tiebout, John (Jr.) 15/4
   Tiffany, Carter 17/14
   Topping Brothers 15/4
   Treat-Nantke Co., Inc. 2/12
   Trimingham, Eldon 4/9
   Trott, W.C. 2/3
   Truscott, Starr 1/9, 2/1, 2/5, 3/4
   Tuckerman, L.B. 1/5, 1/9, 2/5
   Tudor, Rosamund 3/8
   Turner, Griggs 5/1
   U.S. Coast Guard 1/5, 2/10
   U.S. Department of Commerce 1/4, 1/5, 2/5
   U.S. Navy Department 2/2, 3/5, 3/10, 4/1, 4/2, 4/5, 15/1
   Universal Motor Co. 4/8
   Vallentine, G.W. 2/4
   Van Ryper Co. 3/11
   Van Winsen, ? 3/10
   Vanderbilt, Harold S. 1/6, 1/7, 1/8, 1/9, 2/2, 2/3, 2/4, 2/5, 2/6, 2/8, 2/9, 2/10, 2/11, 2/12, 3/1, 3/2, 3/3, 3/4, 3/5, 3/6, 3/7, 3/8, 3/9, 5/1, 17/16
   Vanderbilt, Harold S. (Mrs.) 2/8
   Vanderbilt, W.K. 2/5
   Vaughn, Samuel 2/3
   Verhew, J. 2/6
   VimAlert Co. 1/9, 2/2
   Virginia Bridge Co. 4/5
   Vollmer, H.F. 2/3
   Von Meister, F.W. 1/4
   W.&J. Tiebout 2/3
   W.S. Tyler Co. 3/2
   Wallace, Robert B. 2/11
   Walter H. Moreton Co. 1/4
   Walworth Co. 2/6
   Ward, Charles A. 3/8, 3/9, 3/11, 3/12, 4/2, 4/3
   Warren, Minton M. 2/2
   Watson, George 3/7
   Weaver & Britten Corp. 4/3
   Weaver Associates Corp. 4/4, 4/6, 4/7, 15/1, 15/2, 15/3
   Weaver, Joseph B. 4/4, 4/5, 15/1, 18/5
   Webb Institute of Naval Architecture 2/10, 4/6
   Webb, Harold W. (Dr.) 2/6, 5/1
   Webber, Harry C. 2/10
   Weil, J.H. 4/6
   Weissmann, H.K. 4/6
   Welded Tank & Construction Co. 15/4
   Westinghouse 2/4
   Wheeler, Hope Haynes 1/6
   White, C. Grahame 19/17
   White, Dmitri 4/6
   White, R. Drace 2/8, 3/1
   White, Richmond (Mrs.) 2/2
   White, Wilfried O. 2/7
   Whitehead Metal Producers Co. 2/11
   Whitney, Howard 4/9
   Whiton, H.F. 15/2
   Wickwire, J. William 2/3
   Wignall, W.T. 4/4, 4/7, 15/1
   Wilbur, Edward B. 1/9, 2/12, 3/1
   Wilcox, Crittendon Co., Inc. 2/3
   Wilcox, J.W. (Admiral) 15/2
   Wiley, Ralph H. 4/7, 4/8
   Wilford, E. Burke 2/11, 3/6, 3/8, 18/5
   Willard, John R. 1/7
   William Filene's & Sons 2/6
   William Fuller, Inc. 2/4
   Williams & Walton 2/5
   Williams, D.S. 4/4
   Wills, A.E. 3/2, 3/3
   Wilson, Joseph H. 1/4, 2/7
   Winters, John F. 2/9
   Wizenian, A.F. 17/16
   Wood, Gar 2/3
   Wood, John E.F. 4/3, 4/4
   Woodman, Skelton, Thompson & Chapman 1/6, 17/10
   Woodriff, G.M. 17/17
   Woodson, W.B. (Judge) 4/1
   Woolen, A.H. 3/5
   Worcester, John N. 4/4, 4/6
   Wright Company 19/17
   Wyland, G. Gilbert 2/9, 2/10, 2/11, 2/12, 3/1, 3/2, 3/3, 3/4, 3/5, 3/6, 18/5
   Yacht 1/4
   Yachting Magazine 1/8, 2/10, 4/7
   Yachtman's Service Association 2/4
   Yates, Carlyle 4/2
   Young, Marjorie G. 4/3, 4/4, 4/6, 4/7, 15/2, 15/3, 17/13, 17/16
   Young, R.H. 2/11

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Index to Vessel Names

   NOTE: The fraction(s) indicate the Box and Folder numbers where that particular reference can be found. For example, the researcher will find information about ALUMETTE in Box 1, Folder 8 of the collection.
  
  
  
   ALUMETTE 1/8, 1/9, 2/4, 2/7, 2/8, 3/2, 3/5, 3/7, 3/8, 3/9, 3/10, 4/1
   AMERICA 3/2, 17/20
   AMSTERDAM 15/2
   ARCADIA 3/7
   ATLANTA 3/2
   BARN SWALLOW 1/5, 1/6, 2/2, 2/4, 2/7, 2/8
   BAYONNE 15/2
   BEAVER 4/7
   BEDOUIN 17/20
   BELLE OF PORTUGAL 18/5
   BLACKFISH 4/8
   BRITTANIA 3/7
   BRUTAL BEAST 2/9, 4/7
   BUNNY 1/4, 1/7, 1/8, 2/8, 2/12, 3/1, 3/7
   BYSTANDER 2/9
   CAMBRIA 3/2
   CASCO 4/1
   CIGARETTE 2/3
   COLONIA 17/20
   COLUMBIA 3/2, 17/20
   CORIOLANUS 2/2
   COUNTESS OF DUFFERN 3/2
   DEFENDER 3/2
   DORMOUSE 2/3
   DRAYTON 1/8, 2/7, 2/8, 3/4
   ELDA 17/15
   ENAJ 4/7
   ENDEAVOR 1/8, 2/8, 2/10, 3/2, 3/6, 3/10, 17/20
   ENDEAVOR II 2/9, 2/11, 3/2, 17/20
   ENTERPRISE 1/5, 2/3, 2/5, 2/8, 2/11, 2/12, 3/1, 3/6, 3/8, 5/1, 17/20
   FIFI 2/3
   FREDONIA 1/5
   GALATEA 3/2, 17/20
   GENESTA 3/2, 17/20
   GLORIANA 17/20
   GRACIE 17/20
   HAYWIRE 3/8
   INDEPENDENCE 17/20
   INDIAN SCOUT 2/11
   INTERCEPTOR 3/9, 3/10
   ISTALENA 1/6
   JUBILEE 17/20
   KINKAJOU 2/4
   KISMET II 4/9
   LAMSON 2/9, 5/1
   LITTLE ROCK 4/7
   LIVONIA 3/2
   MADELEINE 3/2
   MANXMAN 3/8
   MAYFLOWER 3/2, 17/20
   MISCHIEF 3/2
   MISS AMERICA V 2/3
   MISTRAL 17/13
   NARKEETA 18/5
   NINA 1/7, 15/1, 17/12
   OENONE 1/5
   PARAGON 4/7, 18/5
   PHILANTE 3/7
   PILGRIM 17/20
   PIROUETTE 4/2, 4/7, 17/14
   POLLY 17/15
   POLLYWOG 4/9, 17/17
   POMELION 4/6, 4/8, 4/9, 7/1, 17/17
   PRESTIGE 3/7, 17/20
   PURITAN 2/11, 3/2, 17/20
   Q.E.D. 4/2, 17/14
   RAINBOW 1/5, 1/6, 1/9, 2/2, 2/3, 2/4, 2/5, 2/6, 2/7, 2/8, 2/9, 2/10, 2/11, 2/12, 3/1, 3/2, 3/3, 3/4, 3/5, 3/6, 3/7, 3/10, 4/2, 5/1, 17/20
   RANGER 3/2, 3/3, 3/4, 3/5, 3/6, 3/7, 3/8, 3/9, 3/10, 3/11, 3/12, 4/1, 17/20, 18/5
   REGOSA 3/4
   RELIANCE 3/2, 17/20
   RESOLUTE 3/2, 17/20
   REYNARD 17/13
   RONDINA 2/11
   SAPPHO 3/2
   SCHNORCHEL 4/9
   SEA OTTER I 15/1, 15/2
   SEA OTTER II 15/2, 15/3
   SHAMROCK I 17/20
   SHAMROCK II 17/20
   SHAMROCK III 17/20
   SHAMROCK IV 3/2, 17/20
   SHAMROCK V 3/2, 17/20
   SLOOP OF WAR 17/20
   SO FONG 4/7
   SONIA II 17/10
   STATE OF MAINE 3/5
   STORMY WEATHER 2/8
   TANGO ex JACKEEN 4/8
   THISTLE 3/2, 17/20
   TINAVERE 2/7, 2/8
   TINAVETTE 2/4, 2/5, 2/6, 2/7, 2/8, 2/9, 2/10, 2/11, 2/12, 3/1, 3/3, 3/5, 3/7, 3/8, 3/9, 4/1, 4/2, 4/3, 7/1
   TOPS 2/3
   TRIUNTO 18/5
   TURBINA 1/3
   VAGRANT 2/11, 3/2, 17/14
   VALHALLA 2/4
   VALIANT 2/9, 4/3
   VALKYRIE 1/7, 17/20
   VALKYRIE II 3/2, 17/20
   VALKYRIE III 3/2, 17/20
   VANITIE 5/1, 17/20
   VARA 1/6, 2/5, 2/7, 2/8, 2/9, 3/4, 3/5, 3/6, 3/7, 3/8, 5/1, 17/16
   VARNA 4/6
   VILGILANT 3/2, 17/20
   VOLUNTEER 3/2, 17/20
   WEETAMOE 2/8, 2/11, 5/1, 17/20
   WHIM 2/3
   WHIRLWIND 2/12
   YANKEE 2/3, 2/7, 2/8, 2/9, 2/10, 3/2, 3/4, 3/5, 3/6, 3/7, 5/1, 18/5

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Detailed Description of the Collection

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

                                   
  
General correspondence: incoming & outgoing letters relatiave to Burgess' designs and busienss activities; 1935-1946
Box Folder
1 1    Correspondence; before 1935
   2    Correspondence; 1935 Jan-May
   3    Correspondence; 1935 Jun
   4    Correspondence; 1935 Jul
   5    Correspondence; 1935 Aug
   6    Correspondence; 1935 Sep
   7    Correspondence; 1935 Oct
   8    Correspondence; 1935 Nov
   9    Correspondence; 1935 Dec
Box Folder
2 1    Correspondence; 1936 Jan
   2    Correspondence; 1936 Feb
   3    Correspondence; 1936 Mar
   4    Correspondence; 1936 Apr
   5    Correspondence; 1936 May
   6    Correspondence; 1936 Jun
   7    Correspondence; 1936 Jul
   8    Correspondence; 1936 Aug
   9    Correspondence; 1936 Sep
   10    Correspondence; 1936 Oct
   11    Correspondence; 1936 Nov
   12    Correspondence; 1936 Dec
Box Folder
3 1    Correspondence; 1937 Jan
   2    Correspondence; 1937 Feb
   3    Correspondence; 1937 Mar
   4    Correspondence; 1937 Apr
   5    Correspondence; 1937 May
   6    Correspondence; 1937 Jun
   7    Correspondence; 1937 Jul
   8    Correspondence; 1937 Aug
   9    Correspondence; 1937 Sep
   10    Correspondence; 1937 Oct
   11    Correspondence; 1937 Nov
   12    Correspondence; 1937 Dec
Box Folder
4 1    Correspondence; 1938
   2    Correspondence; 1939
   3    Correspondence; 1940
   4    Correspondence; 1941
   5    Correspondence; 1942
   6    Correspondence; 1943
   7    Correspondence; 1944
   8    Correspondence; 1945
   9    Correspondence; 1946
   10    Correspondence; undated
  
Yacht RAINBOW: Design data, correspondence, and other related information; ca. 1933-1936
Box Folder
5 1    RAINBOW, correspondence; 1936
   2    RAINBOW, (Design # 66), general information and data; 1933-1934
   3    RAINBOW, weights and ballast information; ca. 1936
   4    RAINBOW, keel information; 1936
   5    RAINBOW, Lloyds scantling; 1936
   6    RAINBOW, regarding mast and boom; 1936
  
Yacht RANGER: Design data, correspondence, measurements, etc.; ca. 1936-1937
Box Folder
6 1    RANGER, (Design #77) preliminary weights, measurements, and data; 1936 Jul-Dec
   2    RANGER, rating information for Cup Defense; 1936-1937
   3    RANGER, comparative towing tank data & reports from Stevens Institute of Technology; ca. 1936-1937
   4    RANGER, "Class J Sloop Plan List"; 1936 Oct 30
   5    RANGER, "Cup Defender Work, Address List"; ca. 1936-1937
   6    RANGER, Experimental Towing Tank (S.I.T.) Reports #34 & #35; 1937 Apr
   7    RANGER, estimated weights (Design #77); 1936 Oct
   8    RANGER, drawing numbers and other calculations; 1937
   9    RANGER, information and data on mast; ca. 1937 May-Nov
   10    RANGER regarding spreaders; ca. 1937 May
   11    RANGER regarding spinnaker poles; ca. 1937 May
   12    RANGER regarding rod rigging; ca. 1937 May
   13    RANGER regarding head stay gear; ca. 1937 Jun
   14    RANGER expense information; 1936 Jun-1937 Oct
   15    RANGER race chart withYANKEE, RAINBOW, and WEETAMOE (plus unidentified sail plan)
   16    RANGER scrapbook relative to America's Cup; 1937
  
Tinavette (smaller model of a proposed high speed coastal patrol boat with aluminum alloy hull), design data, correspondence, performance informatin, etc.; ca. 1936-1941
Box Folder
7 1    Tinavette, general correspondence; 1936-1941
   2    Tinavette, calculations, data, etc.; 1936
   3    Tinavette, calculations, data, etc.; 1937
   4    Tinavette, calculations, data, etc.; 1938
   5    Tinavette, calculations, data, etc.; 1940
  
Alumette (all aluminum hull section built at Bath Iron Works for testing durability & aluminum hulls). Calculations, photos, reports, correspondence, etc.; 1935-1938
Box Folder
8 1    Alumette: data, reports, correspondence; 1935
   2    Alumette: data, reports, correspondence, photos; 1936-1938
  
Patrol boats: calculations, design data, etc.; 1935 Jan-1936 Jun
Box Folder
9 1    120' patrol boat (Design B-1); 1935 Feb-Mar
   2    40' patrol boat (Design B-2); 1935 Mar-May
   3    Patrol boat (25 knot); 1935 Apr 1-May
   4    65' patrol boat; 1935 Sep-1936 Jan
   5    70' and 100' patrol boats; 1935 Dec
  
Motor torpedo boats: calculations, design data, etc.; 1938-1939
Box Folder
10 1    54' Motor Torpedo Boat, pre-study & data; 1938 Aug-Sep
   2    54' Motor Torpedo Boat, resistance data; 1938 Aug-Sep
   3    70' Motor Torpedo Boat; 1938 Jul-Sep
   4    70' Motor Torpedo Boat, specifications; ca. 1938 Sep
   5    70' Motor Torpedo Boat, towing tank data, etc.; ca. 1939 Feb
   6    70' Motor Torpedo Boat, resistance curves, and related data; 1938-1939
   7    70' Motor Torpedo Boat, rivet data & other information; 1939 Jan
   8    80' Motor Torpedo Boat, "Shedd Proposal"; 1940 Jan-Feb
  
Sub chasers: calculations, design data, etc.; 1938
Box Folder
11 1    110' Sub Chaser (wood); 1938 Aug-Sep
   2    110' Sub Chaser (wood), proposal; 1938 Sep
   3    165' Sub Chaser (steel) preliminary design data; 1938 Sep
   4    165' Sub Chaser, description of "Main Propelling Machinery and Steam Generating Units"; 1938 Aug
  
Sub destroyers: specifications, calculations, design data, etc.; 1936-1937
Box Folder
12 1    "Detail specifications for Sub-Destroyers" Bath Iron Works, W. Starling Burgess, Designer; 1937 Sep
   2    250' Sub-Destroyer, design data, correspondence, etc.; ca. 1936
   3    250' Sub-Destroyer, calculations; 1937 Jan
   4    250' Sub-Destroyer, S.I.T. data; 1937
   5    270' Sub-Destroyer, weights and stress data; 1937
   6    270' Sub-Destroyer, weights and C. G. data; 1936-1937
   7    290' Sub-Destroyer, fuel tank data; ca. 1937
   8    270' Sub-Destroyer, Rudder calculations; 1937
   9    270' Sub-Destroyer, condensers; 1937
   10    270' Sub-Destroyer, propeller design; 1937
   11    270' Sub-Destroyer, hydrostatic data; 1937
   12    270' Sub-Destroyer, stability test, re. "Ship Righting Arms"; 1937-1938
   13    270' Sub-Destroyer, structural data; 1937
   14    270' Sub-Destroyer, misc. data; ca. 1937
  
Destroyers: specifications, calculations, design data, correspondence, etc.; 1935-1938
Box Folder
13 1    Destroyer model #3293 design data; 1935 May
   2    Destroyer design information, etc; ca. 1936-1937
   3    "Hull Specifications for Light Destroyer"; 1937 Nov
   4    "Special Machinery Specifications for Light Destroyer"; 1937 Nov
   5    Boiler data; ca. 1936-1937
   6    Destroyer design #10461, data, correspondence, etc.; 1937-1938
   7    Destroyer design #10461, calculations; 1937-1938
   8    Destroyer design #10461, turning circle calculations and data; 1937-1938
   9    Destroyer design #10461, weight and speed analysis; 1937-1938
Box Folder
14 1    Burgess destroyer models, extrapolations, and information relative to U.S.S. DRAYTON; ca. 1937-1939
   2    Destoyer models #3577-3578, calculations and data; ca. 1937-1939
   3    Flotilla Leader, design #1508, towing tank data; 1939
   4    Flotilla Leader, design #1509, calculcations, etc.; 1939
   5    Destroyer design, #1515, calculations and data; 1940
   6    Destroyer design, #1516-A, calculations and data; 1940
   7    Destroyer design, #1516-B, calculations and data; 1940
   8    Destroyer design, #1516-C, calculations; 1940
   9    Destroyer design, #1516-D, calculations; 1940
   10    Destroyer design "C & R #014671", calculations; 1940
   11    Destroyer designs, S.I.T., towing tank models data; ca. 1935-1940
   12    General information on destoryers and Burguess destroyer projects; 1936-1940
  
Sea Otter Project (Freighter/Tanker) designed by W. S. Burgess) calculations, test data, correspondence, etc.; 1941-1942
Box Folder
15 1    SEA OTTER, Correspondence, memos, etc.; 1941 Jan-Jul
   2    SEA OTTER, Correspondence, memos, etc.; 1941 Aug-Dec
   3    SEA OTTER, Correspondence, memos, etc.; 1942
   4    SEA OTTER, purchase orders and requisitions; 1941 Apr-May
   5    SEA OTTER, towing tank reports #156 and 160; 1941 Jun-Jul
   6    SEA OTTER, speed trials; 1941 Jun-Sep
   7    SEA OTTER, Correspondence re. S. O. Model; 1941 Jun-Jul
   8    SEA OTTER (SEAMOBLIE) tank test and data; 1941 Oct-Dec
   9    SEA OTTER, "Specifications fo 250' SEAMOBILE type Dry Cargo vessel" report; 1942 Jun-Oct
   10    SEA OTTER, Misc. material; ca. 1941-1942
   11    SEA OTTER, Scrapbook pages with clippings; 1941-1942
  
Experimental Towing Tank Data, Stevens Institute of Technology (data on various tank test models); ca. 1935-1940
Box Folder
16 1    Activitiy Reports and Information; 1938 Dec
   2    "Review of Gimcrack Sail Coefficients"; 1935
   3    S.I. Data, 70' Model #11.67
   4    NACA Data, Model #64A
   5    S.I.T. Data, Model #64A
   6    S.I.T. Data, Model #64A, Extrapolations
   7    S.I.T. Data, Langley Field Extrapolation Model #64A (Model #1)
   8    S.I.T. Data, Model #2 Extrapolation
   9    S.I.T. Data, Model #3 Extrapolation
   10    S.I.T. Data, Model #5 Extrapolation
   11    S.I.T. Data, Model #283
   12    S.I.T. Data, Model #289-294
   13    S.I.T. Data, Model #320, 322, and 324
   14    S.I.T. Data, Model #328
   15    S.I.T. Data, Model #329-330
   16    S.I.T. Data, Model #334
  
W. S. Burgess, Yachting projects and related information; ca. 1930-1940
Box Folder
17 1    Design #47; ca. 1929-1930
   2    Yacht VANITIE; ca. 1930
   3    Stability and Resistance data for various yachts and J-Boats; ca. 1930
   4    Specs. for J-Class, & America's Cup Defenders info.; 1930-1935
   5    Resistance curves and related info. for J-Boats and other yachts; 1929-1934
   6    Vanderbilt 150' Schooner test tank data; 1931
   7    Sailboat, Boothbay 20; ca. 1935
   8    S.I.T. Report #12 "Keel Comparisions for J-Class Boat WEETAMOE; 1936
   9    8 Metre Alcoa Aluminum yacht; 1937
   10    SONIA II, Sch. Yacht, Aluminum masts; 1937
   11    30' Sailboat for U.A. Naval Academy; ca. 1937-1945
   12    NINA, Sch. Yacht; 1938
   13    Aluminum sailboat; 1938
   14    Motor Sailer for Anthony Fokker (Design #1512); 1939-1940
   15    24' Aluminum launches for Vanderbilt & Davis; 1940
   16    20' tender for VARA; 1940
   17    15 1/2 Mercury Class sailboat purchased by W. S. B.; 1946
   18    Nicholson Steel mast; 1933
   19    Rules re. 22 & 30 sq metre class; 1935
   20    Lectures, biography & other info on Burgess' career, and America's Cup Defenders; ca. 1936-1938
  
W. S. Burgess, miscellaneous projects, etc., plus some papers of brother Charles P. Burgess; ca. 1933-1947
Box Folder
18 1    U.S.N. Allison Engine Tests; 1933-1935
   2    The Burgess Motor (i.e. gas turbine and air compressor info.); 1935
   3    Burgess-Bath yacht fitting; 1937-1938
   4    Helium mail carrier; 1938
   5    Steel fisherman (refrigerated fishing boat); 1939
   6    Mexican Project (Freighter and Coastal Craft); 1944 Jun-Aug
   7    Burgess Draft and speed gauge; ca. 1947
   8    Charles P. Burgess, re. aircraft floats, wing sails, etc.; ca. 1931-1940
  
W. S. Burgess, Misc. formula, calculations, data, etc.; ca. 1912-1946
Box Folder
19 1    Propeller data; ca. 1930
   2    Girders and plates; 1935
   3    Regarding strength of plating; 1935
   4    Beams and Columns, strength calculations; ca. 1936-1946
   5    Struts; ca. 1940
   6    Torque calculations; 1936
   7    Planning data; ca. 1936
   8    Regarding steel heat treatment; 1936
   9    Fluid resistance; ca. 1936
   10    Centrifugal formulas; 1935-1938
   11    Aluminum alloy rivets; 1935 May
   12    Instrument corrections; ca. 1936-1946
   13    Cost accounting notes; 1943 Jan
   14    Drafting room plan files; undated
   15    Miscellaneous, unidentified calculations, formula, data, etc., regarding naval architecture; ca. 1930-1940
   16    Miscellaneous material, including brochures, clippings, etc.; undated
   17    Clippings and other relative to W. Starling Burgess' aviation activities; ca. 1912-1918
   18    Article copy, "Starling Burgess, Type Designer?" by Mike Parker, published in Printing History; 1994
  
Scrapbooks relative to yacht racing and particularly to the America's Cup; 1930-1937
   Volume
   1    "W. Starling Burgess Corp."; 1930-1937
   2    "W. Starling Burgess Corp."; 1930-1945
   3    "Burgess & Donaldson"; 1934 Apr-Jun
   4    "Burgess & Donaldson"; 1934 Aug-Sep
   5    "Burgess & Donaldson"; 1934 Sep-Dec
   6    "Donaldson & Company"; 1935 Jun-1936 Jun
   7    "Donaldson & Company"; 1936 Jun-1937 Jun
   8    "Donaldson & Company"; 1937 Apr-Oct

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