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Subseries 1C: Patent-related Papers, 1856-1917
Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
This subseries consists largely of correspondence as well as various other papers, such as legal documents, printed trial transcripts, technical drawings, sketches, notes, and calculations, applications, and other printed materials, relating to Samuel's various patents and inventions. In particular, papers relate to Comfort and Francis H. Jackson's sewing machine as well as Comfort's counting machine, harvesting or raking machines, and double door fasteners. A couple pieces of correspondence also relate to "flying machines." Main correspondents include: William J. Palmer, Francis H. Jackson, and Henry Howsen, United States and European Patent Offices, Philadelphia, who represented Comfort.
Documents are arranged in chronological order.
During 2013 processing, the Roberts correspondence (AM 18491) was removed and made into a separate collection: Walter B. Roberts and Roberts Petroleum Torpedo Company Correspondence (C1469).
- Processing Information
This collection was processed by Faith Charlton in 2013. Finding aid written by Faith Charlton in 2013.
Access & Use
- Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research use.
- Conditions Governing Use
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
- Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.
- Credit this material:
Subseries 1C: Patent-related Papers; Samuel Comfort Family Papers, C0407, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box 4
- United States. Army of the Cumberland
United States. Army of the Ohio
United States. Army. Pennsylvania Cavalry Volunteer Regiment, 20th (1863-1865).
Standard Oil Company
Comfort, Annie, 1842-1919.
Comfort, Elizabeth Barnsley, 1844-1932
Comfort, George, 1808-1887.
Comfort, Susan Lower, 1811-1888.
Crookshank, Emma Comfort, 1869-1954.
Crookshank, Harry Maule, 1849-1914.
Crookshank, Harry, 1893-1961