William Garden Papers (Coll. 299)



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Overview of the Collection

Biography of William Garden

Scope and Contents of the Papers

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection

Overview of the Collection

Repository: G.W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Garden, William, b. 1918
Title: William Garden Papers
Dates: 1931-2001
Extent: 16.5 linear feet
Abstract: Collection, 1931-2001, consists of correspondence, business papers, published articles, photocopies of photographs and miscellaneous papers. The material in this collection complements the William Garden Collection (SP Coll. 96) in the Daniel S. Gregory Ships Plans Library.
Identification: Coll. 299
Accesssion number: MC 2003.23

Biography of William Garden

William Garden was born in 1918. He attended the Edison Boatbuilding School in Seattle and then went to work for Andrew's Boat Company for several years before forming his own company in 1940. Drafted by the US Army during World War II, Garden was posted at the Adak Ship Repair Base in the Aleutian Islands. Discharged in spring 1946, Garden became a licensed Naval Architect a year and a half later. His design business continued to grow, and in 1968 he relocated to an island in British Columbia. His early work consisted of mainly fishing boats -- seiners, gillnet boats, halibut boats, and trollers -- while his later work primarily involves yacht designs. He contributed articles and designs to Rudder, Yachting, WoodenBoat and other maritime publications, and he wrote several books about his designs, including "100 Yacht and Vessel Designs: From the Board of William Garden," circa 1971, "Yacht Designs," 1977, "Yacht Designs II," 1992 and "Yacht Designs: Revised and Expanded."

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Scope and Contents of the Papers

The William Garden Papers (Coll. 299) are organized into two series. The first series is organized chronologically by design number, also labeled with the corresponding ships plans catalog number from the William Garden Collection (SP Coll. 96). The second series is miscellaneous papers, not associated with any specific design.

Series 1: Correspondence, design data, business papers, published articles, photocopies of photographs.

Series 2: Miscellaneous papers.

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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.

Corporate Bodies (Including Vessels):

Cheoy Lee Shipyards
Rockport Yacht and Supply Company

Subjects:

Ships plans

Document Types:

Business records
Letters

Occupations:

Naval architects
Yacht designers

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 299, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Correspondence, design data, business papers, published articles, photocopies of photographs.
Box Folder
1 1 GLEAM, Garden #9 (SP Cat. 96.3)
2 CONDOR, Garden #6 (SP Cat. 96.6)
3 BLACK ADDER, Garden #26 (SP Cat. 96.9)
4 ESCAPADE, Garden #36 (SP Cat. 96.13)
5 KELPIE, Garden #45 (SP Cat. 96.15)
6 PENCY, Garden #91 (SP Cat. 96.41)
7 WINSOME, Garden #108 (SP Cat. 96.53)
8 BULLFROG, Garden #114 (SP Cat. 96.57)
9 QUERIDA, Garden #122 (SP Cat. 96.63)
10 FLIKA, Garden #135 (SP Cat. 96.69)
11 MERIDAN, Garden #155 (SP Cat. 96.80)
12 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #157 (SP Cat. 96.82)
13 EEL, Garden #192 (SP Cat. 96.108)
14 SAN LOURENCO, Garden #198 (SP Cat. 96.113)
15 COMMERCIAL ROCKET, Garden #200 (SP Cat. 96.114)
16 PETER W., Garden #203 (SP Cat. 96.118)
17 SEA SHELL, Garden #216 (SP Cat. 96.126)
18 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #217 (SP Cat. 96.127)
19 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #218 (SP Cat. 96.128)
20 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #219 (SP Cat. 96.129)
21 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #227A (SP Cat. 96.134)
22 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #230 (SP Cat. 96.137)
23 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #232 (SP Cat. 96.138)
24 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #239 (SP Cat. 96.145)
25 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #241 (SP Cat. 96.147)
26 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #245 (SP Cat. 96.152)
27 UNIDENTIFIEDGarden #248 (SP Cat. 96.155)
28 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #249 (SP Cat. 96.156)
29 BLACKFISH, Garden #250 (SP Cat. 96.157)
30 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #252 (SP Cat. 96.159)
31 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #256 (SP Cat. 96.163)
32 FOREST FRIEND, Garden #261 (SP Cat. 96.171)
33 WESTING, Garden #265 (SP Cat. 96.176)
34 UNIDENTIFIED, Design number unknown (SP Cat. 96.180)
35 ITATAE, Garden #269 (SP Cat. 96.181)
36 MALLARD, Garden #270 (SP Cat. 96.182)
37 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #274 (SP Cat. 96.187)
38 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #280 (SP Cat. 96.194)
39 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #281 (SP Cat. 96.195)
40 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #288 (SP Cat. 96.204)
41 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #297 (SP Cat. 96.212)
42 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #301 (SP Cat. 96.217)
43 OCEANUS, Garden #302 (SP Cat. 96.219)
44 OCEANUS, Garden #302 (SP Cat. 96.219)
45 LITTLE GOOSE, Garden #303 (SP Cat. 96.220)
46 LITTLE GOOSE, Garden #303 (SP Cat. 96.220)
47 SEACOMA, Garden #303A (SP Cat. 96.221)
48 WHIRLWIND, Garden #305 (SP Cat. 96.222)
49 WHIRLWIND, Garden #305 (SP Cat. 96.222)
50 DISCOVERY, Garden #306 (SP Cat. 96.223)
51 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #308 (SP Cat. 96.225)
52 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #310A (SP Cat. 96.228)
53 Boat house, Garden #313B (SP Cat. 96.233)
54 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #314 (SP Cat. 96.234)
55 SLEEP ROBBER, Garden #315 (SP Cat. 96.236)
56 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #316 (SP Cat. 96.239)
57 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #318 (SP Cat. 96.241)
58 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #319 (SP Cat. 96.242)
59 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #321 (SP Cat. 96.244)
60 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #332 (SP Cat. 96.250)
61 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #336 (SP Cat. 96.254)
62 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #337 (SP Cat. 96.256)
63 PENIEL, Garden #337A (SP Cat. 96.257)
64 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #341 (SP Cat. 96.265)
65 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #346 (SP Cat. 96.267)
66 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #347 (SP Cat. 96.268)
Box Folder
2 1 MATA HARI, Garden #349 (SP Cat. 96.270)
2 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #358 (SP Cat. 96.277)
3 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #364 (SP Cat. 96.285)
4 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #365A (SP Cat. 96.287)
5 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #367 (SP Cat. 96.289)
6 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #368 (SP Cat. 96.290)
7 ZIA, Garden #374 (SP Cat. 96.296)
8 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #378 (SP Cat. 96.298)
9 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #378 (SP Cat. 96.298)
10 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #381 (SP Cat. 96.301)
11 MEI LING, Garden #383 (SP Cat. 96.303)
12 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #386 (SP Cat. 96.307)
13 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #387 (SP Cat. 96.308)
14 OTTER, Garden #399 (SP Cat. 96.318)
15 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #401A (SP Cat. 96.320)
16 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #404 (SP Cat. 96.323)
17 NATCHIK, Garden #406 (SP Cat. 96.325)
18 NATCHIK, Garden #406 (SP Cat. 96.325)
19 FAIR LADY, Garden #407 (SP Cat. 96.326)
20 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #408
21 OLD TIMER, Garden #412 (SP Cat. 96.329)
22 CLAM, Garden #416A (SP Cat. 96.333)
23 CLAM, Garden #416A (SP Cat. 96.333)
24 KAKKI M., Garden #418 (SP Cat. 96.334)
25 EDITH B. LANSING, Garden #419 (SP Cat. 96.335)
26 LITTLE REVENGE, Garden #420 (SP Cat. 96.336)
27 HAWSE BAY, Garden #428 (SP Cat. 96.345)
28 ACONA, Garden #429 (SP Cat. 96.346)
29 WHIRLWIND, Garden #434 (SP Cat. 96.351)
30 KAPRICE, Garden #436 (SP Cat. 96.354)
31 KAPRICE, Garden #436 (SP Cat. 96.354)
32 Boat house, Garden #438 (SP Cat. 96.356)
33 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #437 (SP Cat. 96.355)
34 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #439 (SP Cat. 96.357)
35 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #440 (SP Cat. 96.358)
36 PUFFIN, Garden #442 (SP Cat. 96.361)
Box Folder
3 1 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #447 (SP Cat. 96.366)
2 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #448A, #448B (SP Cat. 96.368)
3 NEREUS, Garden #449 (SP Cat. 96.369)
4 FOAM, Garden #462 (SP Cat. 96.383)
5 FOAM, Garden #462 (SP Cat. 96.383)
6 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #464 (SP Cat. 96.384)
7 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #466
8 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #468
9 TEAK BIRD, Garden #471 (SP Cat. 96.389)
10 BOLERO, Garden #472 (SP Cat. 96.390)
11 ORCA, Garden #476 (SP Cat. 96.393)
12 ORCA, Garden #476 (SP Cat. 96.393)
13 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #478 (SP Cat. 96.395)
14 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #479 (SP Cat. 96.396)
15 LUCINDA, Garden #482 (SP Cat. 96.398)
16 ZEST, Garden #492 (SP Cat. 96.404)
17 KINGSWAY, Garden #499 (SP Cat. 96.409)
18 COUNTESS, Garden #503 (SP Cat. 96.414)
19 CAYENNE BONANZA, Garden #506 (SP Cat. 96.419)
20 TEAL, Garden #509 (SP Cat. 96.422)
21 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #510A (SP Cat. 96.423)
22 KINGFISHER, Garden #515 (SP Cat. 96.427)
23 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #523 (SP Cat. 96.436)
24 VIBOCO II, Garden #524 (SP Cat. 96.437)
25 KAKKI M., Garden #525 (SP Cat. 96.438)
26 PACIFIC STORM, Garden #539 (SP Cat. 96.448)
27 VIBOCO III, Garden #545 (SP Cat. 96.454)
28 CRYSTAL C., Garden #546 (SP Cat. 96.455)
29 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #563-R
30 PORPOISE, Garden #574 (SP Cat. 96.470)
31 LUCINDA, Garden #576 (SP Cat. 96.472)
32 LUCINDA, Garden #576 (SP Cat. 96.472)
33 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #589
34 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #610
35 MOONSHINE, Garden #614 (SP Cat. 96.494)
36 SHALIMAR, Garden #615 (SP Cat. 96.496)
37 AVANZAR, Garden #615-616 (SP Cat. 96.495)
38 ORA, Garden #660 (SP Cat. 96.513)
39 MIKADO, Garden #675 (SP Cat. 96.523)
40 UNIDENTIFIED, Garden #679
41 CHANEL, Garden #680 (SP Cat. 96.525)
42 KATHERINE, Garden #686 (SP Cat. 96.535)
43 RAPTURE, Garden #693 (SP Cat. 96.538)
44 CZARINA, Garden #701 (SP Cat. 96.541)
45 AYESHA, Philip L. Rhodes #1830 (SP Cat. 96.667)
46 UNIDENTIFIED, SP Cat. 96.671
47 MIKADO, Garden #675 (SP Cat. 96.523)
Miscellaneous papers.
Box Folder
3 48 NOD, Cradle boat
49 Advertisements: designs and offices
50 Articles, "Marine Digest"; 1957
51 Correspondence, William Garden to Mohammad Bin Zain
52 Correspondence, Lyle R. Petke to William Garden; 1990 September 11
53 Unidentified wind point chart
54 "On Romance" by William Garden, Nautical Quarterly
55 Toad's Landing, British Columbia

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