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   Samuel Sherman Dale Papers 1810-1929.

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Samuel Dale Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.:MS#0320
Bib ID:4078677 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Dale, Samuel S. (Samuel Sherman), b. 1859.
Title:Samuel Sherman Dale Papers 1810-1929.
Physical description:8.5 linear ft (ca. 10,000 items in 19 boxes, 19 volumes, & 1 English tally stick).
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

Material is arranged into two series:

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Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, manuscripts, documents, and some miscellaneous printed materials. The bulk of the correspondence files, bound in sixteen volumes, deals with "...weights and measures, the textile tariff, and other subjects" for the period 1902-1929. There are three volumes of typescript copies (carbons) prepared from Dale's holograph diaries, 1887-1929, with an index in volume one. Among the manuscripts are the following: an account book kept by Samuel Dale of Carncastle, Ireland and Little Falls, N.Y., 1810-1834; and two volumes of Thomas Dale's accounts, Little Falls, N.Y., 183?-1856. These were written by Dale's grandfather and father respectively. There is also the minutes book of the American Metrological Society, 1873-1886 and an English tally stick dated 1377.

Series I: Correspondence, 1902-1927

Correspondence relating to Weights and Measures, the Textile Tariff, and Other Subjects

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Using the Collection

Offsite

 This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Samuel Dale Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Material

The Thomas and Fanny Dale Library of Weights and Measures, consisting of books, pamphlets, and scrapbooks of clippings is shelved in the Rare Book Reading Room. Dale's voluminous writings are to be found in this library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Cataloged 06/--/89 Christina Hilton Fenn

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2013-06-13 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

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CUL Collections:
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Account books.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Artifacts.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Diaries.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Financial records.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Indexes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Minutes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

HeadingCUL Archives:
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CUL Collections:
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American Metrological Society.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Carncastle (Ireland)--Commerce.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Dale, Samuel.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Dale, Thomas.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Little Falls (N.Y.)--Commerce.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Mills and mill-work.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Tariff on textile fabrics.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Tariff.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Weights and measures.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Woolen and worsted manufacture.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Expert, writer, and book collector on tariffs, textiles, and weights and measures. Dale was both a worker and a superintendent in the woolen and worsted mills industry.

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