The Scrapbook Collection

Fred Nelson Scrapbook
Processed by Joseph Cottingham
MacMullen Library & Research Archives

Maritime Museum of San Diego
1492 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 234-9153
Fax: (619) 234-8345
E-mail: librarian@sdmaritime.org


Descriptive Summary

Creator:
Fred Nelson

Title:
Fred Nelson Scrapbook, 1941-1944

Extent:
1 archive box, 66 pages, 32 x 37 cm, dark green leather cover bearing the words "Scrap Book" and a picture of a sailing vessel on the front cover, the item is string bound

Language:
English

Administrative Information

Biographical Note:
Fred Nelson served aboard the U.S.S. New York. The battleship was part of the Atlantic Fleet throughout the occupation of North and West Africa during World War II. Nelson collected numerous keepsakes and documents from that period.

Access:
Collection is open for research

Acquisition Information:
The collection was received by the Maritime Museum of San Diego by donation from Marguerite Nelson (wife) on an unknown date.

Scope and content:
The Fred Nelson Scrapbook dated 1941-1944 consists of period newspaper clippings, personal items and ephemera such as postcards, matchbook covers, postage stamps cartoons and ticket stubs collected by Nelson and his wife during his time onboard the U.S.S. New York.

Arrangement:
Original order maintained

Scrapbook donated by Marguerite Nelson, (husband Fred Nelson) contains:

  • Newspaper clippings from 1941-1944 and 1981, related to World War II (European and Pacific operations) (New York, New York and Norwalk, Virginia newspapers)
  • Two "A" Basic Gasoline Ration card (1942)
  • Personal items of Fred Nelson include dance invitations for U.S.S. New York crew members (1941-1942), Neptunus Rex member card (May 5, no year), Ocean View Post 3160 card (1940) and Safe Driver card (1940)
  • Knickerbockers Xmas 1939, by Executive Officer, Commander Oliver L. Downes (ships paper) (1939)
  • The Log, tenants newspaper for Benmoreell, Norwalk, Virginia Naval Housing Project (2 editions) (1942 and 1943)
  • Photograph of the U.S.S. New York (no date)
  • Numerous matchbox covers (no dates)
  • Various movie ticket stubs (1940s)
  • Various war time cartoons from unknown publications (1940s)
  • Miscellaneous postage stamps (1940s)
  • Christmas card (1941)
  • New York Yankees vs. Brooklyn Dodger game ticket stub (1942)
  • Military insignia of ranks for Marine Corps diagram (no date)
  • Various Life magazine photographs and articles (1940s)
  • Various postcards from Fred Nelson to wife (Marguerite) (1941-1942)
  • Circular from Commander and Chief of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet to crew of U.S.S. New York (1942) describing participation of the Atlantic Fleet during the occupation of North-West Africa


Captain James M. Blaisdell Scrapbook
Processed by Joseph Cottingham
MacMullen Library & Research Archives

Descriptive Summary

Creator:
James M. Blaisdell

Title:
James M. Blaisdell Scrapbook, 1919-1969

Extent:
1 archive box, 66 pages, 32 x 37 cm, black leather cover bearing the words "Scrap Book" and a picture of a sailing vessel on the front cover, the item is string bound

Repository:
MacMullen Library & Research Archives
Maritime Museum of San Diego
1492 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
E-mail: librarian@sdmaritime.org
URL:http://www.sdmaritime.org

Language:
English

Administrative Information

Biographical Note:
James M. Blaisdell (1888-1948) was a resident of Coronado. Blaisdell was a merchant sailor beginning with his first assignment aboard the S.S. Edward Sewell in the early 1900s. Blaisdell served on other vessels including the S.S. Yale and S.S. Joseph Rodman Drake. Blaisdell received his Master and Pilots License for steam and motor vessels in 1936. Blaisdell was captain of the S.S. Mary E. Kinney and skipper on Coronado ferries.

Blaisdell commanded the Liberty Ship, SS Mary E. Kinney, which took part in the invasion of the Philippine Islands during October 1944. The Mary E. Kinney and other vessels were subjected to numerous attacks by enemy planes and suicide bombers. Captain Blaisdell had trained his crew to suppress such attacks. The Merchant Marine sailors manned their battle stations along side the men of the Navy armed guard and courageously repelled the attacks. Numerous enemy planes were shot down and several others damaged or driven away. Blaisdell received a commendation in 1946 from President Harry S. Truman for his service in the Merchant Marine during World War II from 1942 to 1946. Captain Blaisdell received a Meritorious Service Medal, as well for his leadership and service during the invasion of the Philippines.

Access:
Collection is open for research

Acquisition Information:
The collection was received by the Maritime Museum of San Diego from an unknown donor on an unknown date.

Scope and content:
The Captain James M. Blaisdell Scrapbook dated 1919-1969 consists of period newspaper clippings, photographs, personal documents, correspondence and commendations collected during his time in the United States Merchant Marine Service.

Arrangement:
Original order maintained

Scrapbook donated by Captain James M. Blaisdell contains:

  • Sketch of S.S. Edward Sewell by Jerry MacMullen (built in 1899 by Arthur Sewall & Co., Bath, ME. In 1922 the vessel was sold to Alaska Packers Association and renamed Star of Shetland. In 1936 sent to Japan and scraped. (no date)
  • Copy of Captain Blaisdell's Master and Pilots License for steam and motor vessels (1936)
  • U.S. of America Citizen identification card for James M. Blaisdell (1919)
  • B/W photograph of the crew of the West Arvada, sunk off Holland in September, 1919 (no date)
  • Newspaper article by Jerry MacMullen describing Blaisdell's time on the S.S. Edward Sewell his first ship assignment (no date)
  • Photographs and newspapers clipping about San Diego-Coronado ferries and describes Captain Blaisdell's duties as ferry boat skipper (no dates)
  • Various photographs of Blaisdell in uniform and onboard the S.S. Yale, Coronado Ferry, and S.S Joseph Rodman Drake(1930s and 1940s), plus various crew members
  • Letter from Honor Barr Douglas to James Blaisdell accepting his resignation from the Board of Directors of Coronado Hospital (no year, September 20)
  • Various pages of handwritten log detailing weather conditions and ship movements during WWII (1940, October)
  • Western Union Telegram from Sudden and Christenson Inc. (shipping and lumber business) to Captain Blaisdell offering appointment as "Master" (no year, October 25)
  • Western Union Telegram from Alaska Steamship Company (E. M. Murphy) to Captain Blaisdell confirming acceptance of command of a Liberty Type vessel (1943, December 7)
  • San Diego Union War Extra newspaper clipping detailing the attack on Pearl Harbor, headline reads "Japs Bombing Honolulu, Manila; Ships Battle" (front page) (1941, December 7)
  • Merchant Seaman Passport for James Blaisdell, (dated 1942, October 28) contains period photograph of Blaisdell
  • Convoy BT-6 orders listing vessels in convoy (no year, October 28) accompanied by newspaper clippings describing the sinking of two Liberty ships in the convoy
  • 1943 calendar with photograph from Pickard's Chinese Syncopators, captions states "Calendar from Alexander, Egypt, Dec 1942"
  • Commendation from President Harry S. Truman to Merchant Marine Captain Blaisdell for service during war (1946, September 9)
  • War Shipping Administration Certificate documenting Captain Blaisdell service in the Merchant Marine commencing September 25, 1942 through August 1946, documents Blaisdell received the Meritorious Service Medal on August 15, 1946
  • War Shipping Administration Meritorious Service Citation for Captain Blaisdell as Master of the S.S. Mary E. Kinney during the invasion of the Philippines (1944, October)
  • Newspaper clippings about the valiant service of the crew aboard the S.S. Mary E. Kinney during the battle for the Philippines (1945, February)
  • Statement of Fact from L. M. Ashe, Lt. United States Navy detailing the combat action of the S.S. Mary E. Kinney during the battle for the Philippines from October 23 through November 2. 1944 (1944, November 11)
  • Correspondence from cadets on the S.S Joseph Rodman Drake to Captain Blaisdell (no dates)
  • Various newspaper clippings detailing the exploits of different Liberty ships during WWII (1940s)
  • Alaska Steamship Company receipt of personal items assigned to "Master" Blaisdell while aboard the S.S Mary E. Kinney (1945, January 30)
  • Battle Stations roster for the crew of S.S Mary E. Kinney (no date)
  • Sample certificate for Domain of Neptunus Rex for crossing the equator (no date)
  • Correspondence from Patrick L. Kelly (S.S. Mary E. Kinney) to Captain Blaisdell giving Blaisdell the authority to stop monthly payments to Mr. F. L. Kelly with accompanying execution document (no date)
  • Article from Collier's: The National Weekly dated 1945, July 2. Headlines reads "The Jungle is Beaten" by Walter Davenport explains how Americans survived the jungles of New Guinea with accompanying newspaper clippings
  • Alaska Steamship Company pay stub for Captain Blaisdell (no date)
  • Newspaper clippings detailing the return of General MacArthur to the Philippines (1944, October 20-21) (unknown source)
  • Life Magazine (Vol. 17, No. 21) article detailing the return of General MacArthur to the Philippines including photographs and maps (1944, November 13)
  • Various newspaper clipping about MacArthur and the invasion of the Philippines with photographs (1944) (unknown source)
  • Five B/W photographs of New Guinea (1943, May-August)
  • Article from Collier's: The National Weekly dated 1945, December 9. Headlines reads "Close Call at Leyte" by Royal Arch Gunnison details the return of MacArthur to the Philippines including photograph of the General wading ashore
  • Correspondence from Mrs. Iris Graft (mother of Warren Graft) to Captain Blaisdell inquiring about her son stationed onboard the S.S. Mary E. Kinney under Blaisdell's command (dated 1944, June 8 and December 30)
  • Various B/W photographs of Philippines including convoys, Leyte, officers of the S.S. Mary E. Kinney, damage aircraft, General MacArthur, B-29 Bomber and A-26 Bomber, Captain Blaisdell and crew of S.S. Mary E. Kinney (1944)
  • Correspondence from John D. Curtis M.D. to Captain James M. Blaisdell that accompanied pictures from their time in the Philippines (1947, October 13)
  • San Diego Union newspaper article by Jerry MacMullen detailing Captain Blaisdell's experiences on the Liberty Ship, S.S. Mary E. Kinney, headline reads "Ferryboat Job Welcome After War Cruises" (1941, December 7)
  • South Pacific currency includes Australian notes collected during the S.S. Mary E. Kinney cruise in the Philippines (1944)
  • Postcard from Captain Blaisdell to his wife, sent from Bahia, Brazil (1943, February 21)
  • Postcard from Captain Blaisdell to his wife from Paramaribo, Suriname (1943, March 12)
  • Christmas Greeting from L. J. Miller to Mrs. J. M. Blaisdell (no date)
  • Correspondence from S. E. Mason, President of San Diego & Coronado Ferry Company to James M. Blaisdell congratulating Captain Blaisdell on receiving the Meritorious Service Medal of the United States Merchant Marine Service (1946, August 16)
  • Newspaper clippings from San Diego Union announcing the death of Captain James M. Blaisdell on August 20, 1948 (1948, August 21)
  • Various letters of condolence to Mrs. Blaisdell on the occasion of Captain Blaisdell's death (1948, August)
  • Ferryboat Finale Certificate that documents the last day of the 83 year operation of the ferry from Coronado to San Diego (1969, August 2)


Arthur W. Ponsford Scrapbook, Volume 1
Processed by Joseph Cottingham
MacMullen Library & Research Archives

Descriptive Summary

Creator:
Arthur W. Ponsford

Title:
Arthur W. Ponsford Scrapbook, 1924-1937

Extent:
1 archive box, 76 pages, 30 x 41 cm, black cloth cover bearing the words "The Ideal Scrap Book" on the front cover, the item is unbound

Language:
English

Administrative Information

Biographical Note:
Arthur Ponsford was a native of London, England and moved to the United States in 1914 and worked as a waterfront writer, public relations director for the Star and Crescent Boat Company and public relations official for the Los Angeles Steamship Company during the 1930s. Ponsford was the Pacific Coast editor and director of publicity for The American Greeter, general manager of Sea Magazine and southland editor of the Pacific Fisherman. During the 1940s Ponsford was the Assistant Manager of the U.S. Grant Hotel and Director of Public Relations for the Miller Freeman Publications Company. Ponsford wrote numerous articles under his own name, plus various pseudonyms including "Sardine Sam," "The Old Salt" and "Waterfront Willie."

The Star and Crescent Boat Company operated fishing barges and provided San Diego Bay sightseeing excursions to willing tourists and local citizens on a daily basis from the foot of Broadway beginning in 1915 through present day, although the company was sold in 1984.

Two fictional books inspired by Arthur W. Ponsford include:
Miller, Max. I Cover the Waterfront. New York: E.P. Dutton and Co, 1932, which was made into a film of the same name
Miller, Max. A Stranger Came to Port; A Novel. New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1938.

Access:
Collection is open for research

Acquisition Information:
The collection was received by the Maritime Museum of San Diego from an unknown donor on an unknown date.

Scope and content:
Arthur Ponsford was an author, waterfront reporter, hotel manager, editor of various publications and publicity director. The Arthur W. Ponsford Scrapbook dated 1924-1937 consists of period San Diego Union, Sun and Evening Tribune newspaper articles written by Ponsford and other authors that describe sport fishing off San Diego and local happenings. The scrapbook also contains numerous articles from The American Greeter (hotel trade magazine) and various articles from other hotel trade publications written by Ponsford and others, plus personal items such as California International Pacific Exposition Passes, dated 1935. The newspaper clippings and magazine articles are arranged in layers, with several attached to each page.

Arrangement:
Original order maintained

The Ideal Scrap Book: Arthur W. Ponsford Scrapbook 1924-1937 (Accession No. AO1717, Box 155) contains:

  • Various articles from the San Diego Union and Evening Tribune describe the fishing adventures off San Diego Bay by several notable people, dates include June 22, 1926, July 28, 1926, June 15 and 19, 1927, July 1 and 24, 1927 and August 3, 19 and 20, 1927
  • Various articles from the San Diego Union, Evening Tribune and San Diego Sun, plus other national newspapers describe numerous Greeters of America functions leading up to the national convention in San Diego, St Louis and several local Greeters activities, dates include September 14, 1924, October 8, 14, 19, 26, 28, 30 and 31, 1924, November 1, 2, 10, 14, 24 and 29, 1924, December 3 and 7, 1924, March 2 and 6, 1925, May 10, 11, 18 and 31, 1925, June 6, 7, 9, 10, 11 and 12, 1925, July 18, 1925, August 25, 1925, September 9 and 20, 1925, October 5, 7, 11, 21, 22, 25, 27, 28 and 31, 1925, March 31, 1926, April 4, 7, 9, 11 and 13, 1926, May 13, 1926, June 1, 3 and 30, 1926, July 3, 20 and 22, 1926, September 29, 1926, October 5 and 9, 1926, November 12, 1926, March 1, 2, 4, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 25, 29, 30 and 31, 1927, April 6 and 7, 1927, May 29, 1935, February 6, 1936, March 10, 1936, August 17, 1936, October 26 and 28, 1936, December 2 and 16, 1936 and January 11 and 12, 1937,
  • Various articles from The American Greeter by Arthur Ponsford, Allan Hurst and other chapter correspondents describe Greeters activities, local San Diego attractions and happenings, dates include November 1924, December 1924, January 1925, February 1925, March 1925, April 1925, May 1925, June 1925, August 1925, September 1925, October 1925, November 1925, December 1925, January 1926, February 1926, March 1926, April 1926, May 1926, June 1926, July 1926, August 1926, September 1926, October 1926, November 1926, December 1926, January 1927, February 1927, March 1927, April 1927, May 1927, June 1927, July 1927, August 1927, September 1927, October 1927, September 1927, November 1927, December 1927, January 1928, February 1928, March 1928, April 1928, May 1928, June 1928, July 1928, September 1928, November 1928, December 1928, January 1929, February 1929, March 1929, April 1929, May 1929, June 1929, November 1929, December 1929, January 1930, February 1930, November 1933, December 1933, January 1934, February 1934, March 1934, April 1934, May 1934, June 1934 and June 1936
  • Additional articles written by or about Arthur Ponsford are shown in the Table 1 below:


Table 1

Publication Date Author Topic
The Pacific Northwest Hotel News 10/8/1924 Ponsford San Diego Greeters Dance
San Diego Banker 10/10/1924 Ponsford The American Greeter magazine as a travel guide
The Pacific Northwest Hotel News 10/11/1924 Ponsford San Diego National Greeters of American conventions, June 1925
Keller's Hotel Weekly 10/25/1924 Ponsford Local hotel happenings
San Diego Motor Guide 10/20/1924 Ponsford San Diego National Greeters of America convention
The Pacific Northwest Hotel News 11/29/1924 Ponsford Nomination of convention officers
Western Hotel Reporter 12/1/1924 Jack Lumley San Diego Greeters convention
Western Hotel Reporter No date Jack Lumley San Diego Greeter Ball
Keller's Hotel Weekly 01/1/1925 Jack Lumley San Diego Greeter convention
The Pacific Northwest Hotel News No date Ponsford James B. Dismukes national tour of hotels
Western Hotel Reporter 02/15/1925 Jack Lumley The Great Pacific Highway
The Pacific Northwest Hotel News 02/28/1925 Ponsford San Diego Greeters fund raising
Western Hotel Reporter 5/30/1925 Ponsford San Diego National Greeters of America Convention
Keller's Hotel Weekly 06/13/1925 A. Roesch San Diego Greeters convention
Keller's Hotel Weekly 6/13/1925 Irvin Keller New Greeters President elected at San Diego convention
Keller's Hotel Weekly No date Ponsford Gethin Williams San Diego Greeters secretary/treasurer
The Pacific Northwest Hotel News 06/07/1925 Ponsford Greeters attendance at national and sectional meetings
Keller's Hotel Weekly 07/18/1925 Ponsford Sectional Greeters meetings reduce national meeting attendance
The American Greeter July 1925 Allan Hurst San Diego convention highlights
The American Greeter August 1925 Allan Hurst Return trip from San Diego convention
The Pacific Northwest Hotel News 08/8/1925 Ponsford Portland, Oregon Elks convention
Keller's Hotel News 08/15/1925 Ponsford Cabrillo landing
Keller's Hotel News 08/15/1925 Ponsford Los Angeles Greeters meeting
Western Hotel Reporter No date Jack Lumley San Diego Greeters banquet at Churchill Hotel
The American Greeter No date Allan Hurst Arthur Ponsford
Keller's Hotel Weekly 11/14/1925 Ponsford Greeters President interviews Calvin Coolidge
Keller's Hotel Weekly 11/14/1925 Ponsford Greeters president Gethin Williams
Keller's Hotel Weekly 08/14/1926 Allan Hurst Appointment of Ponsford as Greeters National Publicity Director
Western Hotel Reporter 08/14/1926 Ponsford San Diego harbor inspection
Keller's Hotel Weekly 08/21/1926 Ponsford Bronze plaque awarded to Greeters Colorado Chapter
Keller's Hotel Weekly 08/26/1926 Ponsford Open letters to Greeters

  • Various articles from the San Diego Union and Evening Tribune describe the activities of the San Diego Modern Woodman of America and the Royal Neighbors service groups, dates include September 3, 1925, October 1, 8 and 10, 1925, November 22, 1925 and December 3, 1925
  • Various articles from the San Diego Union and Evening Tribune describe activities commemorating the founding of San Diego 156 years ago from July 2, 1925
  • Personal items of Arthur Ponsford contained in scrapbook are shown in Table 2 below:


Table 2

Item Date Description
California Pacific International Exposition: Special Pass for Arthur Ponsford 1935 No. 157, Special Pass to Exposition Grounds
California Pacific International Exposition: American Exposition Pass for Arthur Ponsford, The American Greeter 1935 No. D3-24, Pass to Exposition Grounds for Arthur Ponsford and Family
Personal invitation to Arthur Ponsford from California Pacific International Exposition Executive Secretary, Frank Drugan 1936 Invitation to attend the "Idea Committee" meeting on February 1, 1936


Arthur W. Ponsford Scrapbook, Volume 2
Processed by Joseph Cottingham
MacMullen Library & Research Archives

Descriptive Summary

Creator:
Arthur W. Ponsford

Title:
Arthur W. Ponsford Scrapbook, 1926-1934

Extent:
1 archive box, 158 pages, 30 x 41 cm, black cloth cover bearing the words "The Ideal Scrap Book" on the front cover, the item is screw and post bound

Language:
English

Administrative Information

Biographical Note:
Arthur Ponsford was a native of London, England and moved to the United States in 1914 and worked as a waterfront writer, public relations director for the Star and Crescent Boat Company and public relations official for the Los Angeles Steamship Company during the 1930s. Ponsford was the Pacific Coast editor and director of publicity for The American Greeter, general manager of Sea Magazine and southland editor of the Pacific Fisherman. During the 1940s Ponsford was the Assistant Manager of the U.S. Grant Hotel and Director of Public Relations for the Miller Freeman Publications Company. Ponsford wrote numerous articles under his own name, plus various pseudonyms including "Sardine Sam," "The Old Salt" and "Waterfront Willie."

The Star and Crescent Boat Company operated fishing barges and provided San Diego Bay sightseeing excursions to willing tourists and local citizens on a daily basis from the foot of Broadway beginning in 1915 through present day, although the company was sold in 1984.

Two fictional books inspired by Arthur W. Ponsford include:
Miller, Max. I Cover the Waterfront. New York: E.P. Dutton and Co, 1932, which was made into a film of the same name
Miller, Max. A Stranger Came to Port; A Novel. New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1938.

Access:
Collection is open for research

Acquisition Information:
The collection was received by the Maritime Museum of San Diego from an unknown donor on an unknown date.

Scope and content:
Arthur Ponsford was an author, waterfront reporter, hotel manager, editor of various publications and publicity director. The Arthur W. Ponsford Scrapbook dated 1926-1934 consists of period San Diego Union, Sun and Evening Tribune newspaper articles and series features written by Ponsford and other authors such as Doc Gottesburen, Max Miller, Oakley Hall, Carl Bruington and Stanley Andrews that describe sport fishing off San Diego and waterfront experiences. The scrapbook also contains numerous articles from The American Greeter (hotel trade magazine) and various articles from other publications written by Ponsford. The newspaper clippings and magazine articles are arranged in layers, with several attached to each page.

Arrangement:
Original order maintained

The Ideal Scrap Book: Arthur W. Ponsford Scrapbook 1926-1934 contains:
  • Various articles from the The American Greeter by Arthur Ponsford, dates include September 1928, November 1928, December 1928, January 1929, October 1929, November 1929, November 1931, February and December 1933
  • Various articles from the San Diego Sun and San Diego Union about National Hotel Greeters officers and conferences, dates include 1927, 1928 and 1930
  • A series of San Diego Union: Sport in the Open section articles by Doc Gottesburen several entitled Sport Fishing Off San Diego, dates include September 5, 1926, September 26, 1926, October 10, 1926, October 24, 1926, November 7, 1926, November 21, 1926, December 5, 1926, December 19, 1926, December 26, 1926, January 2, 1927, January 9, 1927, January 16, 1927 (features Babe Ruth's fishing adventure off San Diego), January 23, 1927, January 30, 1927, February 6, 1927, February 13, 1927, February 20, 1927, February 27, 1927, March 4, 1927, March 6, 1927, March 10, 1927, March 13, 1927, March 20, 1927 (feature on grunion), March 27, 1927, April 10, 1927, April 17, 1927, April 24, 1927, May 1, 1927, May 8, 1927, May 15, 1927, May 22, 1927, May 29, 1927, June 5, 1927, June 12, 1927, June 19, 1927, June 26, 1927, July 3, 1927, July 10, 1927, July 17, 1927, July 24, 1927, July 31, 1927, August 7, 1927 (photograph of Babe Ruth and Doc Gottesburen's catch of mackerel), August 14, 1927, August 21, 1927, August 28, 1927, September 4, 1927, September 11, 1927 (features picture of Arthur Ponsford), September 18, 1927, September 25, 1927, October 2, 1927 and October 9, 1927 (ending a series of 52 articles on Pacific Coast sport fishing, many articles describe fishing experiences of the writer Doc Gottesburen)
  • Additional Doc Gottesburen articles are shown in the Table 3 below:


Table 3

Publication Date Author Topic
Unknown 2/12/1928 Gottesburen Fishing Pt. Loma kelp beds
San Diego Business July 1927 Gottesburen Pacific Coast fishing ground

  • Various San Diego Sun newspaper articles by Max Miller detail happenings on the San Diego waterfront and personal fishing experiences, dates include 1926, December, 1927, December 1928, March, April, August and September 1929, July 1930 and January 1931, plus several articles from a series entitled New Tales of the Old Pacific by Max Miller, dates include January 12, 1931, January 19, 1931 January 21, 1931 and January 23, 1931and several articles from a series entitled Gallery of the great Unsung by Miller, dates include December 19, 1930, January 9, 1931, February 20, 1931 and February 27, 1931
  • Wedding invitation for Arthur Ponsford's marriage to Dorothy Marie Smalley dated September 17, 1932, plus various San Diego Union articles that detail the wedding ceremony and honeymoon plans, dates include August, September and October 1932
  • Series of articles entitled South of 32°: A Fishing Story by Doc Gottesburen, includes parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 describing fishing off Mexico, (probably San Diego Sun) (1927, November, December)
  • Series of 56 articles entitled Water Front Tales by Arthur Ponsford featured in the San Diego Union every Sunday, several are contained in the scrapbook, dates include January 1, 1927, November 27, 1927, December 4, 1927, December 11, 1927, December 19, 1927, December 25, 1927, January 6, 1928, January 8, 1928, January 15, 1928, January 22, 1928, January 29, 1928, February 5, 1928, February 12, 1928, February 19, 1928, February 26, 1928, March 4, 1928, March 18, 1928, March 25, 1928, April 1, 1928, June 3, 1928, June 10, 1928, June 17, 1928, June 24, 1928, July 1, 1928, July 8, 1928, August 5, 1928, August 12, 1928, August 19, 1928, September 9, 1928, November 4, 1928, November 10, 1928, November 18, 1928, November 25, 1928, December 2, 1928, December 16, 1928, December 23, 1928 and December 30, 1928.
  • Series of weekly articles entitled The Old Skipper Sez by Arthur Ponsford featured in the San Diego Union, several are contained in the scrapbook, dates include May 27, 1928, June 3, 1928, June 10, 1928, June 17, 1928, June 24, 1928, July 1, 1928, July 8, 1928, July 15, 1928, July 22, 1928, July 29, 1928, August 5, 1928, August 12, 1928, August 19, 1928, August 28, 1928, September 2, 1928, September 9, 1928, October 7, 1928, October 14, 1928, October 21, 1928, October 28, 1928, November 4, 1928, November 10, 1928, November 18, 1928, November 25, 1928 and December 16, 1928
  • Series of articles entitled Terse Tales of the Tuna Clippers by Arthur Ponsford featured in the Pacific Fisherman, dates include November 1929, December 1929, February 1930, March 1930, April 1930, May 1930, June 1930, July 1930, August 1930, September 1930, October 1930, November 1930, December 1930, March 1931, April 1931, May 1931, June 1931, July 1931, September 1931, October and November 1931
  • Various articles from unknown newspapers by unknown authors describe Arthur Ponsford's frequent speaking engagements throughout California, dates include March, April, June, July, September, October, November, December 1933, January, February, March, April 1934
  • Various articles from unknown newspapers by unknown authors describe Arthur Ponsford's numerous fish stories that are often hard to believe but might be true. Some say Ponsford's tall tales were generated to bring fisherman to the Star and Crescent Boat Company fishing barges that operate off San Diego, dates include April, May, June, July, August 1934
  • Additional articles by Arthur Ponsford featured in local publications are shown in the Table 4 below:


Table 4

Publication Date Author Topic
San Diego Sun 1929 Ponsford Bear hunt in Pacific Northwest
San Diego Sun 1932 Ponsford Christmas memories
San Diego Union 01/29/1928 Ponsford Tuna fishing
San Diego Evening Tribune 05/11/1934 Ponsford Deep sea fishing off San Diego
Industrial Fire Chief June 1927 Ponsford "Albacore Town" fishing boat service and gasoline barge
San Diego Magazine June 1928 Ponsford Deep sea fishing from boats and barges off San Diego
San Diego Magazine May/June 1929 Ponsford Coronado Island fishing
Westways Aug. 1935 Ponsford The new diesel powered fishing fleet
Motorship Oct. 1931 Ponsford Fast shore boats for fishing Pacific coast
Boating Business Aug. 1932 Ponsford Sled fishing in So. California
Field & Stream Nov. 1931 Ponsford Tuna fishing industry uses refrigeration to preserve catch
Ice and Refrigeration Jan. 1932 Ponsford Tuna clipper fishing
Seiberling Pictorial News July 1934 Ponsford

  • Various newspaper clippings from unknown authors describe happens on the San Diego waterfront from San Diego Union and Evening Tribune newspapers (August through November 1926)
  • A series of San Diego Union: Sport in the Open articles by Sardine Sam (aka Arthur Ponsford) describe coastal and local lake fishing experiences, dates include January 15, 1928, January 29, 1928 and February 5, 1928
  • A series of articles entitled Aboard the Barges and Along the Beaches by Sardine Sam (aka Arthur Ponsford) featured in the San Diego Union describe the fish caught on local fishing barges and on the coast, dates include June 5, 1927, June 12, 1927, June 19, 1927, July 24, 1927, July 31, 1927, August 7, 1927, August 14, 1927, August 22, 1927, August 28, 1927, September 4, 1927, September 11, 1927 and September 18, 1927
  • Three articles by Sardine Sam (aka Arthur Ponsford) featured in the San Diego Union describe local swordfish catches, dates include October 30 ,1927, November 6, 1927 and November 13, 1927
  • A series of articles entitled Sport Angling on the Old Pacific by Sardine Sam (aka Arthur Ponsford) featured in the San Diego Union describe local pacific coast fishing, dates include May 27, 1928, June 3, 1928, June 10 ,1928, June 17, 1928, June 24, 1928, July 1, 1928, July 18, 1928, July 22, 1928, July 29, 1928, August 5, 1928, August 12, 1928, August 19, 1928, August 26, 1928, September 2, 1928, September 9, 1928 and September 16, 1928
  • Various San Diego Union newspaper clippings detailing the operations of the Point Loma fishing barge (operated by Doc Gottesburen) and the Angler fishing barge, dated 1926-1927.
  • Various San Diego Union and Evening Tribune articles by or about Captain Oakley Hall describing deep sea fishing, the Star and Crescent Boat Company (fishing barges) and Associated Oil Company operations (1926-1928 and 1930-1931)
  • Additional articles by Oakley Hall are shown in the Table 5 below:


Table 5

Publication Date Author Topic
San Diego Magazine Feb. 1928 Hall Port of San Diego

  • Various San Diego Union articles about the slaughter of local seals and the missing "Whistling Boy" the sea lion that often occupied on the warning buoy located off Point Loma, dates include July/August 1926 and June/July 1927
  • Various San Diego Sun articles describe how Doc Gottesberg was commissioned by the San Diego Museum of Natural History to shoot a frigate bird (man-of-war-bird) as a specimen for their collection (June 1927)
  • A series of articles entitle Fishing from and unknown newspaper (possibly San Diego Union) by Carl Klindt and Arthur Ponsford detailing coastal and local lake fishing experiences, dates include July 16, 1927, July 23, 1927, July 30, 1927, August 6, 1927, August 13, 1927, August 20, 1927, August 27, 1927, September 3, 1927, September 10, 1927, September 17, 1927, June 30, 1928, July 4, 1928 and July 6, 1928, July 28, 1928, August 10, 1928, August 14, 1928 and August 21, 1928
  • A series of articles entitled Fishing Notes by Stanley Andrews from an unknown publication, dates include June, July, August and September 1927 and July 1928
  • Three newspaper articles from an unknown publication describe the local fishing experiences of George Moran and Charlie Mack of the vaudeville act the "Black Crows," dates include August 24/25, 1927
  • A series of articles entitled Big Game Fishing off Point Loma and Ocean Game Fishing featured in the San Diego Union by Carl Bruington describe coastal fishing experiences, dates include February 28, 1928, March 4, 1928, March 11, 1928, March 18, 1928, March 25, 1928, April 1, 1928, April 8, 1928, April 14, 1928, April 22, 1928, May 6, 1928, May 13, 1928, July 8, 1928, July 29, 1928, September 23, 1928, November 4, 1928, November 18, 1928 and January 20, 1929
  • San Diego Union (Sunday Edition) articles about Carl Bruington and Arthur Ponsford entitled Sport Portrait by Ted Rockwell, dates include March 27, 1927 and May 22, 1927
  • Various San Diego Union articles about the local Lions Club activities on the waterfront by unknown authors, July 1927
  • Various San Diego Union articles, by unknown authors about the local Rotarians Club activities on the waterfront, August 1928
  • Two San Diego Union articles, by unknown authors describe a 95 foot tuna boat built for Guy Silva by San Diego Marine Construction Company, dates include May 11 and 13, 1928
  • Various San Diego Union articles (50 to 60 short articles), by unknown authors describe the local tuna clipper fishing experiences in Mexican waters, dates include November 1929, January, February, March, April, August, September, October, November, December 1930, April 1931,
  • Various San Diego Union articles by unknown authors about "Barnacle Bill" the large grey whale that was frequently sighted (first sighting by Arthur Ponsford) off the entrance to San Diego Harbor, dates include April 1, 1929, April 12, 1929, April 17, 1929, April 19, 1929, April 21, 1929, April 23, 1929, April 25, 1929 and May 23, 1929
  • A series of articles entitled Tales & Details featured in the San Diego Union by Bill Wright that describe local business, political happenings and citizens of interest such as Arthur Ponsford, dates include March 21, 1934, July 30, 1934, August 11, 1934 and August 21, 1934
  • Various San Diego Union and Evening Tribune articles by unknown authors about business dealings and personnel (Arthur Ponsford, Oakley Hall, Carl Bruington and numerous fishing barge captains) employed by the Star and Crescent Boat Company, dates include 1933 and 1934




Arthur W. Ponsford Scrapbook, Volume 3
Processed by Joseph Cottingham
MacMullen Library & Research Archives

Descriptive Summary

Creator:
Arthur W. Ponsford

Title:
Arthur W. Ponsford Scrapbook, 1935-1947

Extent:
1 archive box, 163 pages, 30 x 41 cm, black cloth cover bearing the words "Arthur W. Ponsford" on the front cover, the item is screw and post bound

Language:
English

Administrative Information

Biographical Note:
Arthur Ponsford was a native of London, England and moved to the United States in 1914 and worked as a waterfront writer, public relations director for the Star and Crescent Boat Company and public relations official for the Los Angeles Steamship Company during the 1930s. Ponsford was the Pacific Coast editor and director of publicity for The American Greeter, general manager of Sea Magazine and southland editor of the Pacific Fisherman. During the 1940s Ponsford was the Assistant Manager of the U.S. Grant Hotel and Director of Public Relations for the Miller Freeman Publications Company. Ponsford wrote numerous articles under his own name, plus various pseudonyms including "Sardine Sam," "The Old Salt" and "Waterfront Willie."

The Star and Crescent Boat Company operated fishing barges and provided San Diego Bay sightseeing excursions to willing tourists and local citizens on a daily basis from the foot of Broadway beginning in 1915 through present day, although the company was sold in 1984.

Two fictional books inspired by Arthur W. Ponsford include:
Miller, Max. I Cover the Waterfront. New York: E.P. Dutton and Co, 1932, which was made into a film of the same name
Miller, Max. A Stranger Came to Port; A Novel. New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1938.

Access:
Collection is open for research

Acquisition Information:
The collection was received by the Maritime Museum of San Diego from an unknown donor on an unknown date.

Scope and content:
Arthur Ponsford was an author, waterfront reporter, hotel manager, editor of various publications and publicity director. The Arthur W. Ponsford Scrapbook dated 1935-1947 consists of period San Diego Union, Sun, Evening Tribune and Chula Vista Star newspaper articles and various national publications written by unknown authors that describe Ponsford's numerous speaking engagements throughout the United States promoting fishing, tourism in San Diego, the tuna fishing industry and World War II Japanese espionage. The scrapbook also contains numerous articles from the San Diego Union and Evening Tribune written by Ponsford, Harold Keen, Harold Osborne, Ted Steinmann, Bill Miller, Forrest Warren, Bill Wright and others that describe local fishing adventures. The scrapbook contains several of Arthur Ponsford's personal items such as a Speakers Bureau Pass, wedding invitation (sister), business cards, selective service registration card and ration card. The newspaper clippings and magazine articles are arranged in layers, with several attached to each page.

Arrangement:
Original order maintained
The Ideal Scrap Book: Arthur W. Ponsford Scrapbook 1935-1947 contains:

  • San Diego Evening Tribune article by unknown author describes famous reporters Max Miller and Ernie Pyle assignments during World War II, dated January 31, 1945
  • Various articles from different newspapers written by Ernie Pyle describe tuna fishing and feature Arthur Ponsford and his fishing stories. Series entitled Tall Fish Stories, The Roving Report and Tuna Tales, dates include February 14, 1942 and March 12, 13 and 14, 1942
  • Various San Diego Union and Evening Tribune articles by unknown authors describe Arthur Ponsford's nationwide speaking tour, 1939
  • San Diego Tribune article announcing the death of Ernie Pyle, newspaper writer and war correspondent, dated April 19, 1945
  • Various articles from local newspapers (such as the San Diego Union, Evening Tribune, Sun and Chula Vista Star) and other nation publications by unknown authors and other correspondence describe Arthur Ponsford's numerous speaking engagements (in-person and radio broadcasts) promoting fishing, tourism in scenic San Diego, the tuna fishing industry and World War II Japanese espionage, dates include January 10, 11, 24, 25 and 30, 1935, February 4, 19, 20 and 22, 1935, March 12, 20, 22, 27 and 28, 1935, April 2 and 9, 1935, May 6, 11 and 28, 1935, June 7, 14, 24 and 30, 1935, July 9, 1935, August 2 and 27, 1935, September 18, 1935, November 20, 21 and 28, 1935, December 2, 3, 8 and 25, 1935, April 23, 1936, May 6 and 12, 1936, June 3 and 13, 1936, July 21, 22, 23, 24 and 26, 1936, October 11, 1936, November 2, 1936, January 8, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26 and 27, 1937, February 1, 3, 17 and 18, 1937, March 29, 1937, May 27 and 28, 1937, June 2, 1937, July 14 and 18, 1937, August 20, 1937, September 23, 1937, October 10, 24 and 28, 1937, November 5, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 23, 24 and 26, 1937, December 3, 9, 14 and 22, 1937, January 24 and 25, 1938, February 1, 4 and 11, 1938, March 2, 6, 7, 17, 18 and 20, 1938, April 20, 22, 26 and 29, 1938, May 1, 5, 7, 8, 11 and 16, 1938, June 24, 1938, July 17, 22, 1938, August 5, 21 and 28, 1938, September 21, 1938, October 14, 23 and 25, 1938, November 1, 23 and 29, 1938, December 1, 9, 15 and 24, 1938, January 1, 28, 29 and 30, 1939, February 24, 1939, March 1, 4, 10, 12 and 23, 1939, April 25 and 30, 1939, June 27, 1939, July 6, 1939, October 3, 6 and 7, 1939, November 2, 5, 10, 13, 28, 29 and 30, 1939, December 5, 10 and 28, 1939, January 24, 25 and 30, 1940, February 1 and 7, 1940, March 19 and 31, 1940, April 1, 8, 19, 20 and 25, 1940, May 5, 7, 10, 13, 21 and 31, 1940, July 11, 13 and 14, 1940, August 23, 1940, September 4, 20 and 25, 1940, October 18, 1940, November 4, 10, 11, 14, 18 and 22, 1940, December 2, 10 and 14, 1940, January 15, 22, 29 and 30, 1941, February 1, 5 and 13, 1941, April 1, 1941, May 12, 17, 19, 21 and 23, 1941, June 12, 19 and 23, 1941, September 25, 1941, October 19, 30 and 31, 1941, December 11, 1941, February 1 and 17, 1942, May 20 and 24, 1942, August 30, 1942, October 6, 17, 24 and 31, 1942, November 19, 21 and 23, 1942, December 11, 1942, January 31, 1943, February 16, 1943, March 3 and 15, 1943, May 5, 1943, May 8 and 29, 1944, November 14, 1945, September 30, 1946 and November 18 and 19, 1946
  • Various program brochures and announcements that describe Arthur Ponsford's speaking engagements at dinners, club meetings and forums in San Diego and nation venues, dates include 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945 and 1946
  • San Diego Union article by Jerry MacMullen describes Max Miller's career as waterfront writer, dated February 10, 1935
  • San Diego Union article by Captain Bill Miller describes blind man's fishing experience for yellowtail at the Coronado Islands onboard the fishing boat Angler, dated July 11, 1935, plus Glendale News-Press article by Charlie Park describes tuna fishing adventures off the San Diego coast with Captain Bill Miller aboard the Sea Angler, dated August 15, 1935
  • Various San Diego Union articles by authors Arthur Ponsford and Forrest Warren describe the annual San Diego Bay outings for elderly shut-ins aboard the Estrella, Star and Crescent vessel, dated June 20, 28, 29 and 30, 1935 and July 6 and 8, 1935, July 15 and 17, 1938 and August 2, 1938
  • Various San Diego Union and Evening Tribune articles by Forrest Warren and others describe Star and Crescent Boat Company bay tours for different groups, dates include September 13 and 15, 1935, June 14, 1939, January 15, 18 and 19, 1940, January 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, 1941, March 23, 1941 and May 8, 9 and 10, 1941
  • A series of articles entitled Half-Minute Interviews featured in the San Diego Union by Forrest Warren that describe local fishing experiences and various happenings in San Diego, often discusses Arthur Ponsford, dates include February 15, 1940, September 5, 1940, November 28, 1940, January 1and 9, 1942, March 9 and 30, 1942, June 3, 4 and 24, 1942, August 28, 1942 and November 1, 1942
  • A series of articles entitled Tales & Details featured in the San Diego Union by Bill Wright that describe local fishing experiences, often discusses Arthur Ponsford, dates include April 26, 1935, June 25, 1935 and July 6, 1935
  • Various San Diego Union articles by unknown authors describe a deep sea fishing trip for local newspaper carriers off San Diego coast aboard the fishing barge Point Loma, dates include July 23, 25 and 29, 1935
  • Various San Diego Union advertisements and articles offer San Diego Harbor Trips to new subscribers to the newspaper conducted by the Star and Crescent Boat Company, dates include July 16, 17, 19, 24 and 27, 1935, August 12, 1939
  • Los Angeles Times article by unknown author features photograph of tuna caught in Coronado Islands, dated September 1, 1935
  • Various articles from local newspapers (San Diego Union, Evening Tribune, San Diego Sun) by Arthur Ponsford and others (such as Harold Osborne, G. L. "Jack" Beahan, Newell Jones, Edward T. Austin, Naomi Baker, Harold Keen, Joe Knefler, Sue Hitchman and Gene Peach) describe the off shore fishing experience in San Diego aboard Star and Crescent fishing barges, plus numerous other vessels and fishing experiences (some life and death), dates include March 22 and 29, 1936, June 22, 23, 29 and 30, 1937, July 18, 1937, August 10 and 28, 1937, September 16 and 25, 1937, October 28, 1937, November 16, 1937, December 27, 1939, January 28, 1940, July 16, 1941, October 30, 1941, November 4, 13 and 28, 1941, July 13, 1942, May 25, 1943, March 28, 1945 and March 31, 1947
  • Various San Diego Union and Evening Tribune articles by local writers describe Arthur Ponsford's trips across the nation as president of the San Diego Hotel Greeters association promoting San Diego as a place to visit, dates include April 23 and 30, 1936, May 1 and 12, 1936, June 11, 1936, August 17, 1936 and July 11, 1937
  • Additional articles by Arthur Ponsford featured in local publications are shown in the Table 6 below:

Table 6

Publication Date Author Topic
San Diego Union July 10, 1938 Ponsford Forrest Warren
San Diego Sun June 18, 1939 Ponsford Yellowtail, Blue fin tuna catches off San Diego
San Diego Union Oct. 24, 1939 Ponsford Sharks swarm tuna boat as crew catches 6,000 tuna
San Diego Union April 18, 1942 Ponsford Forrest Warren starts San Diego Shoe Fund in 1930

  • Various articles from local newspapers (San Diego Union, Evening Tribune) by Ted Steinmann and other writers describe the plans to organize an annual San Diego Ocean Fishing Derby to be held in late August and early September, dates include March 13 and 15, 1936 and June 17 and 21, 1936
  • Additional articles by Ted Steinmann (Union sports Editor) featured in local publications are shown in the Table 7 below:


Table 7

Publication Date Author Topic
San Diego Union Aug. 10, 1938 Steinmann Broadbill swordfish

  • Various articles from San Diego Union, Evening Tribune and San Diego Sun, by different authors describe the construction and launching of the first diesel tuna clippers, the Star Angler and Marie-Louise built by San Diego Marine Construction Company, dates include May 6, 1936 and April 6 and 7, 1937, plus an article describing the launching of the tuna boat Commodore at the Campbell boat yard, dated February 8, 1942
  • A series of articles entitled The Tackle Box featured in an unknown publication by George F. Bucklin that describe San Diego ocean fishing, dates include June 11, 1937 and July 16, 1937
  • Correspondence from Kenny Olsen to Arthur Ponsford, dated May 24, 1940, the letter describes the fishing experience of a local man named Leonard Quamma, which Olsen suggests Ponsford might use during a speaking engagement
  • A series of articles entitled Talking It Over featured in the San Diego Evening Tribune by Tom Akers that describe local fishing experiences, often discusses Arthur Ponsford, dates include May 25, 1939, October 13, 1939 and January 1 and 10, 1941
  • Los Angeles Times article by unknown author features U.S. Secretary of Navy, William Franklin "Frank" Knox official account of the attack on Pearl Harbor, dated December 16, 1941
  • Los Angeles Examiner article by the U.S. Office of Civil Defense describes what to do in case of an air raid, dated December 15, 1941
  • Los Angeles Times article by George E. Beswick features pictures of tuna fisherman on the Diesel Clipper Queen Mary, dated January 19, 1941
  • Los Angeles Times front page article entitled Invasion describes the Allied invasion of France on June 6, 1944, dated June 6, 1944
  • Various San Diego Union, Evening Tribune and San Diego Sun articles by unknown authors describe World War II related activities, dates include January 31, 1941, April 4, 1941, June 2, 1941, October 15, 1941, November 26, 1941, February 13 and 21, 1942, March 10, 11 and 19, 1942, October 7 and 31, 1942 and November 1944
  • Personal items of Arthur Ponsford contained in scrapbook are shown in Table 8 below:


Table 8

Item Date Description
California Pacific International Exposition: San Diego Associate Pass for Arthur Ponsford 1936 No. A4332, Speakers Bureau Pass: Arthur Ponsford
Wedding Invitation for Mary Gladys Ponsford 1942 Announces the marriage of Arthur Ponsford's sister, Mary Gladys Ponsford to Lt. B. Lewis Jarvis
Business Card for "Art" Ponsford No date Identifies Arthur Ponsford as the Assistant Manager of the U.S. Grant Hotel, San Diego , CA
Selective Service Registration Card for Ponsford 1942 D.S.S. Form 1: contains handwrittern Name "Ponsford" no other information was completed
Selective Service Registration Card for Arthur Ponsford April 1942 D.S.S. Form 2: contains name and address of registrant and local board assignment
Public Relations Identification Card for Arthur Ponsford 1944 Issued by the Director of Public Relations for the Miller Freeman Publications Company (contains photograph and seal)
United States of America Office of Price Administration "A" Basic Mileage Ration Card No. 536779 and corresponding Mileage Ration-Identification Folder 1945 Ration stamps for Arthur Ponford's 1939 Hudson


Joseph Jessop America's Cup Scrapbook
Processed by Joseph Cottingham
MacMullen Library & Research Archives

Descriptive Summary

Creator:
Joseph Jessop

Title:
Joseph Jessop America's Cup Scrapbook, 1895-1899

Extent:
1 archive box, 48 pages, 25 x 32 cm, burgundy cloth cover bearing the words "Scrapbook" on the front cover, the item is bound

Language:
English

Administrative Information

Biographical Note:
Joseph E. Jessop (1851-1932) was a silversmith and watchmaker. Jessop operated Jessop's Jewelry Store in Lythem, England. Jessop came to the United States in 1890 and founded J. Jessop and Sons Jewelers in 1891. Jessop Jewelers grew with the city of San Diego and remained a family business until 1970 with the help of his son and grandson, Joseph E. Jessop Sr. (1898-1996) and Joseph E. Jessop Jr. (1931-2006). Joseph E. Jessop was the designer of the famous Jessop Street Clock built by employee Claude Ledger in 1907. The clock won a gold medal at the California State Fair in 1907.

Access:
Collection is open for research

Acquisition Information:
The collection was received by the Maritime Museum of San Diego by donation from the sons of Joseph Jessop in 1982.

Scope and content:
The Joseph Jessop America's Cup Scrapbook dated 1895-1899 consists of a pamphlet entitled The America's Cup International Race 1899 that describes the history of the America's Cup and features photographs of the various yachts from 1851 through 1899, numerous reproductions of copyright photographs and sketches of the vessels Defender and Valkyrie in action and several newspaper articles from the New York Herald associated with the America's Cup race of 1895.

Arrangement:
Original order maintained

Scrapbook donated in 1982 by Joseph Jessop, San Diego resident, contains:
    • Pamphlet entitled The America's Cup International Race 1899, describes the history of the America's Cup and features photographs of the various yachts (challengers and challenged) from 1851 through 1899 (no date)
    • Two black and white photographs of Sir Thomas J. Lipton (Lipton tea bag fame and five-time America's Cup challenger) (no date)
    • Newspaper clipping from an unknown source entitled The America's Challenge describes the first cup race (no date)
    • Published copy of a photograph of the vessel The Defender, copyright 1895, by C. E. Bolles, Brooklyn
    • Published copy of a photograph of the vessel Defender, drawn by Carlton T. Chapman, copyright 1895, by Harper Brothers
    • Published copy of a photograph of the vessel Defender, hoisting the mainsail, from a photograph by Hemment of New York (1895)
    • Published copy of a photograph of the vessel Valkyrie III, drawn by Carlton T. Chapman, copyright 1895, by Harper Brothers
    • Various New York Herald newspaper clippings describe Constance Cleveland Roberson, the young girl who suggested the name Defender for the American yacht that will race against the Valkyrie in defense of the America's Cup, dated April 17, 1895
    • Various handwritten short notes of congratulations to Constance Cleveland Roberson for submission of the winning name for the vessel Defender from Marie M. Martin, E. L. Landon , Dr. Robert Talbot, Mrs. Theodore Connelly, Mrs. L. T. Knapp, Miss A. E. Milbank, State of Rhode Island and Edward J. Fox, plus a note from Paris (author unknown), dated 1895
    • Various New York Herald newspaper articles describe the launch of the Defender in Bristol, Rhode Island on June 29, 1895, includes sketches of the owners W. K. Vanderbilt, E. D. Morgan and C. O. Iselin and owner of the Valkyrie, Earl of Dunraven, dated June 30, 1895
    • Various sketches, probably from the New York Herald, feature challenger and challenged representatives, Herman B. Duryea and Latham A. Fish, plus Cup Committee members, Yacht Club representatives and various sailboat captains (no date)
    • Published copies of three photographs of the sailboats Defender and Valkyrie "maneuvering for the start," "the start," and "five minutes after the start" of the 1895 America's Cup race by J. C. Hemment for the Leslie's Weekly (no date)
    • Sketch by artist L. Shafer entitled Valkyrie Fouling Defender with Her Boom, featured in the New York Herald, dated September 12, 1895
    • Published copy of a photograph of the sailboats Defender and Valkyrie "thirty seconds before Valkyrie fouled the Defender" (no date)
    • Published copies of two photographs of the sailboats Defender and Valkyrie "finish of the Valkyrie, forty-seven seconds ahead of Defender" and "finish of the Defender" from the 1895 America's Cup, day two of race by J. C. Hemment (no date)
    • Published copy of a photograph of the sailboat Defender "the Defender's crew hauling down her mainsail" (no date)
    • Sketch by artist L. Shafer entitled After the Challenger's Surrender: the Valkyrie Being Towed Through the Fleet En Route to Bay Ridge, featured in the New York Herald, dated September 13, 1895
    • Published copy of a photograph entitled The International Yacht Races for the America's Cup by J. C. Hemment for Leslie's Weekly, includes Captain Sycamore, boat designer Watson and Lord Dunraven on board the Valkyrie, (no date)
    • Published copy of a photograph entitled Lord Dunraven's Daughters and Captain Cranfield and Sycamore on the Valkyrie with Mr. Henderson by J. C. Hemment for Leslie's Weekly (no date)
    • Sketch by an unknown artist entitled The Defender Crossing the Finish Line: How the Fleet of Pleasure Boats Welcomed the Victorious Sloop as she Came Home, featured in the New York Herald dated September 13, 1895
    • Sketch by L. A. Shafer entitled Finish --- Defender Defeats Valkyrie dated September 7, 1895, probably from the New York Herald
    • Newspaper clipping from an unknown source entitled Record of the Cup Races: Defenders and Challengers Since the America Win in 1851, includes sketches of the various vessels by West and Son, South Sea, copyright 1895
    • Newspaper clipping from the New York Times entitled Explosion on a Yacht: The Shylock Damaged by Fire, and Other Costly Craft, Including the Defender in Danger, by unknown author, dated March 16, 1901
    • Newspaper clipping from the New York Herald entitled Defender is Sure to Win by A.G. McVey includes information about the American (Defender and Columbia) vessels and English (Valkyrie and Shamrock) vessels, probably 1895-1899
    • Published copy of a photograph entitled Model Room, New York Yacht Club, featured in the New York Times - Illustrated Magazine, dated April 30, 1899
    • Newspaper clipping from the New York Herald, entitled Poorly Handled the Columbia Won, describes accident between the vessels Defender and Columbia by unknown author, dated July 9, 1899
    • Newspaper clipping from unknown source and author entitled Lord Dunsraven as a Designer, describes the English efforts to win the America's Cup from the United States, probably 1899
    • Published copy of a photograph entitled On the Defender's Deck, Before Her Races with the Valkyrie, 1895, by J. C. Hemment for Munsey's Magazine, dated 1895
    • Published copy of a photograph entitled John B. Herreshoff, the Blind Builder, Head of the Herreshoff Firm, unknown publication by J C. Hemment (no date)
    • Published copy of a photograph entitled Nat Herreshoff, Designer of the Defender, unknown publication by J C. Hemment (no date)
    • Published copy of a photograph entitled The Defender in Dry Dock at the Erie Basin, New York, Preparatory to Her Race with the Valkyrie, unknown publication by J C. Hemment (1895)
    • Newspaper clipping from unknown source and author entitled Great Victory for the Old Defender in Her Race with the Vigilant describes the days race between the Defender, Ivanhoe and Vigilant, plus other competitors, probably 1899
    • Newspaper clipping from unknown source and author entitled The Defender Under Sail, includes picture of vessel and describes the Defender as a trial vessel for the new sloop Columbia, probably 1899
    • Published copy of a photograph entitled The Columbia and the Defender in Their Trial Races off Sandy Hook - The Defender (on the right) Leading to Windward, unknown publication, by J. C. Hemment, New York (no date)
    • Published copy of a photograph entitled The Fleet of the New York Yacht Club Running to Vineyard Haven, unknown publication, features vessels Amorita, Defender, Marguerite, Merlin, Vigilant and Volunteer by C. E. Bolles, Brooklyn, dated August 3, 1895
    • Published copy of a photograph entitled Part of the Sailing Fleet of the New York Yacht Club on One of its Annual Cruises Down Long Island Sound, unknown publication, by C. E. Bolles, Brooklyn (no date)
    • Published copy of a photograph entitled The Columbia and the Defender in Their Trial Races Off Sandy Hook - The Columbia (on the left) Overhauling and Passing the Defender, unknown source, dated July 6, 1899
    • Published copy of a photograph entitled The Columbia and Defender in Their Trial Races Off Sandy Hook - The Columbia Leads Around the Turning Stake, unknown source, dated 1899
    • Newspaper clipping from the New York Herald, entitled Famous Craft that Brought the America's Cup to the United States, features a sketch of the winning yacht by L. A. Shafer, dated July 1899
    • Newspaper clipping sketches of W. C. Whitney, George L. Rivers, Captain A. T. Mahan and J. Pierpont Morgan from an unknown source (no dates)
    • Sketch of America's Cup competition from an unknown publication by Thulstrup, dated 1895

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