Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:
David Bushnell papers
Call Number: MS 1107
Overview: Miscellaneous papers by and about Bushnell. Only two items are in his hand: a letter (1787) claiming land due him as a result of his service in the American Revolution, and a description of a model for a sailing torpedo [1824?]. Papers on his inventions include a letter by Ezra Lee (1815) with an account of Bushnell's submarine and Lee's operation of it in August 1787 in New York harbor. Also three letters by Joel Abbot (1825) to Bushnell (then known as David Bush) on his attempts to promote...
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > David Bushnell papers
Lee De Forest papers
Call Number: MS 1210
Overview: Largely writings of Lee De Forest including typescripts of his diary, of his published autobiography, and of an article on turbines. The small amount of his correspondence includes a series of letters to Jessica Wallace Millar.
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Lee De Forest papers
Irving Fisher papers
Call Number: MS 212
Summary: The papers consist of correspondence, diaries, writings, teaching files, and memorabilia documenting the professional career and personal life of Irving Fisher, a mathematician, political economist, author, inventor, and activist in social causes. The materials reflect Fisher's interests in economics, the League of Nations, monetary theory and policy, national politics, health reform, prohibition, nutrition, and other topics. Major correspondents include politicians, economists, members of the...
Dates: 1861-1976, bulk 1894-1947
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Irving Fisher papers
A. C. Gilbert papers
Call Number: MS 1618
Overview: The papers consist of letters, newspaper clippings, printed material, and photographs, originally mounted in three volumes, which document the personal and professional life of A. C. Gilbert. Volume one documents Gilbert's athletic career, both in Oregon and then at Yale, and his interest in magic arts. Volume two relates to Gilbert's career as a manufacturer, producing magic toys, Erector sets, model trains, and other toys. The last volume concerns the A. C. Gilbert Company, Yale athletics,...
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > A. C. Gilbert papers
John Hays Hammond, Jr. papers
Call Number: MS 863
Overview: Printed patents, reports and related material on his system for the radio control of torpedoes, inventions for musical instruments and scrapbooks of newspaper clippings and congressional publications about Hammond and his work. Half the collection is made up of clippings.
Sylvanus Dyer Locke papers
Call Number: MS 327
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, letterbooks, patents, and printed material which relate to Sylvanus Dyer Locke's patented self-binding harvester and other inventions. Correspondents include attorneys, patent solicitors, and other manufacturers of farm equipment and heavy machinery. Some materials also relate to Sylvanus D. Locke, Jr. and the Locke Steel Chain Company of Bridgeport, Connecticut. The additions to the papers contains family correspondence, photographs, and academic reports...
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Sylvanus Dyer Locke papers
Loomis-Wilder Family papers
Call Number: MS 496A
Overview: Correspondence, diaries, notebooks, drawings, legal and financial papers, published writings, unpublished manuscripts, and memorabilia of the Loomis and Wilder families of Massachusetts, New York, and Virginia. The papers relate principally to Eben Jenks Loomis, astronomer, poet, and nature writer, and to his immediate family, and to his wife, Mary Alden Wilder Loomis and her immediate family, including papers of John Augustus Wilder, Civil War officer and lawyer for the U.S. Army. The Eben...
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Loomis-Wilder Family papers
Joe Vincent Meigs papers
Call Number: MS 334
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, pamphlets, scrapbooks, genealogical materials and papers related to the Meigs Transit System in Boston and the American Civil War, including the formation of a black light artillery battalion. Meigs’ Civil War service in the Tennessee army is documented in correspondence, a memoir, and a scrapbook. Meigs designed and installed his elevated rail system in 1885 and over 400 drawings as well as other materials connected with the enterprise are included in the...
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Joe Vincent Meigs papers
Dryden P. Morse papers
Call Number: Ms Coll 58
Overview: Dryden P. Morse was a heart surgeon who practiced in Philadelphia and then at Deborah Heart and Lung Center in New Jersey. A pioneer in the use of pacemakers, he was an expert on the technology of pacemakers and invented several improvements. The collection contains a small amount of correspondence, published articles and unpublished manuscripts, and information on his inventions and his interactions with pacemaker companies.
Morse Family Papers
Call Number: MS 358
Overview: The principal figures in this collection are Jedidiah Morse (1761-1826) and his sons Samuel Finley Breese Morse (1791-1872) and Richard Cary Morse (1795-1868). More than half of the collection is made up of correspondence (1779-1868) among members of the family. Also included are legal and financial papers, sermons by Jedidiah and Richard Cary Morse, travel journals, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, printed matter, and photographs.
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Morse Family Papers
Natural Science manuscripts collection
Call Number: MS 583
Overview: An artificial collection of papers of Yale faculty members and other individuals active in the academic fields of astronomy, biology, botany, geology, mathematics, physics, agriculture, chemistry and zoology. The papers of inventors are also included. Individuals and organizations represented in the collection include: Oscar Dana Allen, Jesse Buel, William Whitman Bailey, John Torrey, Attale Riche, Denison Olmsted, Simon Newcomb, James Duncan Hague, Amos Beebe Eaton, Asa Gray, Arthur Williams...
Eli Whitney papers
Call Number: MS 554
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence and business papers relating to Eli Whitney's interests in developing the cotton gin and the manufacture of firearms employing a system of interchangeable parts. The papers include land records relating to the acquisition of property for the mill site, patents on inventions, account books and other financial records, and contracts and drawings concerning firearms production. Also included in the papers are records of Eli Whitney's estate, papers of Eli...
Dates: 1716-1959, bulk 1785-1881
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Eli Whitney papers
Linus Yale papers
Call Number: MS 872
Overview: Family and business correspondence and financial records largely relating to the invention of the Yale Lock and Linus Yale's attempts to establish a sucessful business in Newport, New York, and Philadelphia. The papers of the Yale Lock company continue after the death of Linus Yale and contain documents on its financial reorganization and on suits against infringements of Yale Patents (1868-1870).Yale's intellectual and social life is revealed in his correspondence with Henry and Walter Brown,...
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Linus Yale papers