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Charles Lorenzo Clarke Papers, 1780-1987, n.d., (bulk 1870-1942)


Correspondence, 1874-1964, n.d.

Catalog Number: M32.1


Box 1
Folder 1-65 1874 - 1964
66-67 n.d.

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Documents, 1870-1942, n.d.

Catalog Number: M32.2


Box 1
Folder 68 Agreement for Services of General Electric with Charles L. Clarke, 1913 Apr 14
Folio Box A1
Folder CLA-2 American Institute of Electrical Engineers, charter membership, 1884 Apr 15
CLA-2 American Society of Mechanical Engineers, membership, 1882 Nov 2
69 Application for Abatement of Tax...form for Edna T. Clarke, 1942 Sep 12
Folio Box A2
Folder CLA-6 Baptism and Confirmation Certificate of Charles L. Clarke, 1896
Folio Box A1
Folder CLA-4 Baptism Certificate for Daniel W. Clarke, 1898 (electrostatic copy)
CLA-3 Baptism Certificate for Mary Willatowski Clarke, 1897 (electrostatic copy)
Box 1
Folder 70 Bill of Sale by Charles L. Clarke to Edna T. Clarke, 1913 Jan 21
71 Bill of Sale by Edna T. Clarke to Robert Bean of Errol, New Hampshire
Folio Box A1
Folder CLA-1 Bowdoin College, Civil Engineer degree, 1880
CLA-1 Bowdoin College, Master of Science degree, 1879
Box 1
Folder 72 Deposit Book for Newton Trust Co., 1936 May - 1942 May
73 Diptheria Toxin-Antitoxin Certificate for Charles L. Clarke, Jr., 1926 Aug
73a Disposition of specific goods belonging to Charles L. Clarke, 1910, 1912
Folio Box A1
Folder CLA-3 Eastman National Business College Certificate, Edna F. Thurston, 1910 Dec 16
Box 1
Folder 74 Edison Pioneers membership certificate
75 Errors In Deeds, 1930 Jun 23
Folio Box A1
Folder CLA-3 Gray's Portland Business College Diploma, Edna Florence Thurston, 1904 Jul 15
CLA-1 High School Diploma, Charles L. Clarke, 1870 Jul 1
Box 1
Folder 76 Incorporated Investors Quarterly Report, 1937 Apr 22
77 Last Will and Testament of Charles L. Clarke, 1921 (revoked)
78 Last Will and Testament of Charles L. Clarke, 1925 (revoked)
79 Last Will and Testament of Charles L. Clarke, 1934
80 Last Will and Testament of Edna T. Clarke, 1921 (revoked)
81 Last Will and Testament of Edna T. Clarke, 1934
82 Lease and Renewal Notes of 415 Rugby Rd., Schenectady, N.Y., 1925 Sep 23
83 Lease of 109 Oakleigh Rd. by Edna T. Clarke, 1936 May 1
Folio Volume 1 Ledger of Accounts, 1889 Sep 20
Box 1
Folder 84 Maine Society of New York membership, 1903 Jun 9
85 Marriage Certificate of Charles L. Clarke and Edna F. Thurston, 1916 Aug 30
86 Medical records of Edna Clarke
86a Moral character, documents concerning, 1910
87 Mutual Release between Charles L. Clarke and Edna Thurston, 1916 Aug 26
88 New England Society of Orange membership certificate, 1884 Jun 9
89 New York Historical Society membership, 1897 Apr 7
90 Notebook containing various banking and financial records, 1935 May 25
91 Old York Improvement Society dues receipt, 1903 Aug 19
Folio Box A1
Folder CLA-1 Passport of Charles L. Clarke, 1875 Aug 24
CLA-1 Passport of Charles L. Clarke, 1900 Oct 6
Box 1
Folder 92 Portland Mechanic Blues Association membership, 1901 May 27
93 Probate Certificates for Edna T. Clarke, 1941 Oct 9 (unsigned)
94 Receipts
95 Registration of Rental Dwellings form for 109 Oakleigh Road, 1942
96 Report cards: Charles L. Clarke, Jr.; Edna F. Thurston, 1909
97 Retainer Agreement between General Electric and Charles L. Clarke, 1930 Oct 9
98 Society of Colonial Wars membership, 1897
99 Tax "Form of List" for Edna Thurston Clarke, 1942
Folio Box A2
Folder CLA-6 Sunday School Promotion Certificate, Daniel W. Clarke, 1907
Box 1
Folder 100 Warrantee Deed (blank)
101 Warrantee Deed of Charles and Edna Clarke to Edna T. Clarke, 1930 Jun 23
102 Warrantee Deed of Charles and Edna Clarke to Edna T. Clarke, 1930 Nov 26
103 Warrantee Deed of Lewis Bragg to Charles L. Clarke, 1908 Jan 10
Folio Box A1
Folder CLA-1 Ye Twilight Club of New York membership, 1884 Jul 10

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Images, 1893-1937, n.d.

Catalog Number: M32.3


Box 1
Folder 104 Captain James W. Frye Bragg
105 Captain Samuel L. Clarke
Folio Box A2
Folder CLA-6 Charcoal drawing of seacoast
Box 1
106 Charles and Edna Clarke and others; Mary Etta (Bragg) Thurston
107 Charles L. Clarke as a child and young man
108 Charles L. Clarke
109 Charles L. Clarke with reproduction of Edison Dynamo
110 Class of 1870, Portland High School, 1930 Jun 30
111 Daniel Clarke
Folio Box A1
Folder CLA-1 Daniel Clarke, "Three Thousand American College Students..." 1918
CLA-5 Drafting blueprints and originals by Charles L. Clarke, 1917
Box 1
Folder 112 Drawings by Charles L. Clarke, Jr.
113 Drawings by Daniel Clarke
114 Drawings of Edison and Ford made with a mechanical pencil
Box 2
Folder 1 Electrical Circuit Schematics drawn by Charles L. Clarke, Jr.
Folio Volume 1 Errol, New Hampshire, picture postcards in album, n.d.
Box 2
Folder 2 E. Thomson, 1910
3 Faculty and students at Hebron Academy, 1937
4 Great Wall of China, "Nat'l Geographic"
Folio Box A1
Folder CLA-4 Half poster, "Van Voast & Leonard," 1915
Folio Volume 2 Japanese family portraits in album, 1934, n.d., presented in congratulation of charter membership in American Instiute of Electrical Engineers
Folio Box A2
Folder CLA-6 Japanese watercolor of bird, 1936
Box 2
Folder 5 John C. Clarke, Jr. (with envelope and clipping)
6 John Gale Guilvin
7 Kubo family photos
Folio Box A2
Folder CLA-6 Map of York River Harbor, Maine, 1898
Map of Maine-New Hampshire, York Sheet, 1893 Oct (2 copies)
Box 2
Folder 8 Maps drawn by By Charles L. Clarke, Jr.
9 Mary Lewis (Bragg) Clarke
10 Mary Willatowski Clarke
11 Mickey Mouse drawing
12 Model railroad schematics drawn by Charles L. Clarke, Jr.
13 Musical Museum, Deansboro, New York, postcards and pictures
14 Okawa family photo
15 "Oneida Rod Club," single panel cartoon
15a Port Madoc [harbor and rail terminus], Wales, [late 19th cent.], inscribed by Charles L. Clarke, 1932 May 1
16 Postcards
17 Postcards of the Maine coast
18 Postcards of Saxton's River, Vermont
19 Reunions, Charles L. Clarke, 65th high school and 60th Bowdoin
20 Sarah (Graham) Bragg
21 Silhouettes
Folio Box A1
Folder CLA-3 Silhouette of Mary Clarke, 1904 Mar 27
CLA-4 Silhouette of Daniel Clarke, 1904 Mar 27
Box 2
Folder 22 Suzuki family photos
23 Tamabe family photos
24 Tanaka family photos
25 Trains
26 Unidentified Japanese children
27 Unidentified people
28 Unidentified things and places
29 Original envelopes

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Writings, 1914-1937, n.d.

Catalog Number: M32.4


Box 2
Folder 30 Autobiographical information by Charles L. Clarke
31 Biographical information about Charles L. Clarke, Jr., written by his father
32 Charles L. Clarke, Jr., school papers
Volume 1 Notebook with notes on publication
Box 2
"Diagonal Functions and their Operation," final draft
Folder 33 Cover
34 Pgs. I-IX
35 Chapter 1, Introduction
36 Chapter 2, Table of Diagonal Functions
37 Chapter 3, Inverse Diagonal Functions
38 Chapter 4, Diagonal Sine Curve Problems
39 Chapter 5, Diagonal Sine Curve Characteristics
40 Chapter 6, Offset Diagonal Sine Curve Problems
41 Chapter 7, Sheared Offset Diagonal Sine Curve Characteristics
42 Chapter 8, Sheared Offset Diagonal Sine Curve Characteristics
43-44 Appendix A
45 Appendix B
46 Appendix C
47 Appendix D
48 Appendix E
49 Tables of diagonal functions
"Diagonal Functions and their Operation", manuscript notes:
50-61 Centessimal subtraction
62 "Long Division Calculations..." Covers
63 Notebook with tables of diagonal functions
64 "Successive Differences"
65 "Tables Fortatives de Logarithmes"
66-67 Tables of trigonometric functions of degree units
68-69 Trigonometric functions
70 Trigonometric function determination
71 Various notes and calculations
72 Edison Medal Committee, covers
73 Edna T. Clarke, various notes
"Experiments On Mechanical Molecular Friction:"
74 Covers
75-76 "Annealed #18 Stubbs Gauge Wire"
77-79 Wire gauge tests
80 Friction tests
81 Experiment notes
82 "Fellow Workers in the Electrical Industry"
Journal, Charles L. Clarke:
83 1930 Jun 9 - Jul 25 (466-480)
84 1930 Jul 30 - Sep 12 (466-500)
85 1930 Sep 14 - 1931 Jan 1 (501-516)
86 1931 Jan 10 - Aug 26 (517-547)
87 1931 Sep 20 - Oct 16 (548-557)
88 Photocopy of journal
Box 3
Folder 1 Lists and reminders
2 Mathematical calculations
Box 3
Folder 3 Notes on books and articles
4 Notes on diagonal functions and torsion experiments
5 Notes on various clubs and events
"Offset Diagonal Sine Curve:"
6 General equations
7 Maximum ordinate and abcissa
8 Area
9 Tangent
10 "Patents," 1914 Feb 7
"Plain Diagonal Sine Curve:"
11 Covers
12 General equations
13 Maximum ordinate and abcissa
14 Area
15 Tangent
16 Appendix D
"Sheared Diagonal Sine Curve:"
17 General equations
18 Maximum ordinate and abcissa
19 Area
20 Tangent
21 "The Widow Rawlings," by Louis Arno
22-23 Various notes

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Memorabilia, 1780-1987, n.d.

Catalog Number: M32.5


Box 3
Folder 24 Address by Charles Edison, 1942 Feb 11
25 Americana Arts auction catalog, C.E. Guarino, Denmark, Maine, 1987 Mar 20-21
26 Birthday cards
27 Bowdoin College Commencement, 1935
28 Bus and train schedules
29 Business cards and cover letters
30 Business cards of Japanese engineers
31 Charles L. Clarke, Jr., hall pass
32 Class of 1875 Bowdoin College, 30 Year Reunion
MRealia Box 4 Compass
Box 3
Folder 33 Concert program, 1897
34 Currency, Confederate five dollar bill, 1864
35 Currency, county of Augusta, Virginia, ten cent certificate, 1862 May 25
36 Currency, Massachusetts Bay three dollar bond, 1780
37 Currency, quarter dollar certificate, Farmers Savings Bank of Richmond, Virginia, 1861
37a Dime (1891) found by Charles L. Clarke in "Our Lane," 1910
38 Dinner program, 1925 Oct 21
39 Edison Mazda Lamps, Christmas advertisements
40 Edison Pioneers, application blanks and by-laws
41 Extract of testimony of Charles L. Clarke, 1915 Sep
42 Greeting cards
43 Greeting cards from Japanese engineers
44 Hair belonging to Edna T. Clarke and Charles L. Clarke, Jr., with envelope
MRealia Box 4 Handmade nail, 1909
Box 3
Folder 45 Inventory Book listing furniture
46 Invitation to ceremony at Grant's Tomb
47 Laundry tickets
47a Meteorite pieces, 1913 Mar
48-50 Miscellaneous
MRealia Box 4 Moore's pencil from C. Okawa, Tokyo, to Charles L. Clarke, Jr., 1925 Apr 5
Box 3
Folder 51 Newton Community Club ballots, 1937-1943
52 Newton Community Club dues receipts and membership cards
53 Newton Community Club event programs and flyers
54 Newton Community Club, miscellaneous
55 Newton High School material
56 Paper Christmas decorations
57 Papyrus with 'East Indian' writing
58 Portland High School material
59 Presentation of Congressional Medal...to Thomas Edison, 1928 Oct 20
60 Program for "Luncheon In Honor of Thomas Edison...," 1922 Oct 18
61 "Programme: Dedication Exercises...," 1925 May 16
62 Receipts for insured mail
MRealia Box 4 Ribbon
Box 3
Folder 63 Second World Power Conferences, 1930 Jun 16-25
64 Semester reports, Portland High School, 1867-1870
MRealia Box 4 Shoehorn
Box 3
Folder 65 Stamps
66 "Taglich grosser Concert..." 1894
67 Tags, tickets, and labels
68 Unsent stamped envelopes and postcards
69 Vermont Academy Commencement, 1939
70 Vermont Academy, miscellaneous
MRealia Box 4 Wallet
MRealia Box 4 Wedding album and related cloth items, 1916

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Clippings, 1886-1956, n.d.

Catalog Number: M32.6


Box 3
Folder 71 1886 Jul 5, "Eastern Argus"
72 1886 Jul 6, "Portland Daily Press" (reprint?)
73 1901 Sep 18, reprint of "New York Herald" 1865 Apr 15
74 1905 Jul 2, "New York Tribune"
75 1912 Oct 9-10, various
76 1918, various
77 1919, various
78 1919 Jan 6, "Knickerbocker Press"
79 1919 Jan 12, New York Times Magazine
80 1919 Feb 9, "New York Times"
81 1919 Feb 10, "The Sun"
82 1919 Aug 10, "The Sun"
83 1920-1921, various
84 1921 Mar 12, "Saturday Evening Post" (w/cover)
85 1922 various
86 1922 Feb 12, "New York Times: Book Review & Magazine"
87 1922 Feb 19, "New York Times: Book Review & Magazine
88 1923, various
89 1925, various
90 1928 Oct 21, "New York Herald"
91 1928 Oct 22, "Schenectady Gazette"
92 1928 Oct 22, "New York Times"
93 1929, various
94 1929 Sep, various
95 1929 Sep, reprint of "New York Herald," 1879 Dec 21
96 1929 Oct 1-18, various
97 1929 Oct 18, various
98 1929 Oct 19, various
99 1929 Oct 20, "Detroit Free Press"
100 1929 Oct 20, "Detroit News"
101 1929 Oct 20, "Knickerbocker Press"
102 1929 Oct 20, "New York Times"
103 1929 Oct 21, various
104 1929 Oct 21, "Detroit Evening Times"
105 1929 Oct 21, "Detroit Free Press"
106 1929 Oct 21, "Detroit News"
107 1929 Oct 21, "Schenectady Gazette"
108 1929 Oct 22, various
109 1929 Oct 22, "Detroit Daily"
110 1929 Oct 22, "Detroit Free Press"
111 1929 Oct 22, "Detroit News"
112 1929 Oct 22, "New York Herald-Tribune"
113 1929 Oct 22, "New York Times"
Box 4
1 1929, "Saturday Evening Post," pages 133-148
2 1929 Oct 23-31, various
3 1929 Nov, various
4 1930, various
5 1931 Jan-Oct, various
6 1931 Oct, "New York Times Magazine"
7 1931 Oct 19, various
8 1931 Oct 20, various
9 1931 Oct 21, "Schenectady Gazette"
10 1931 Oct 21, "Schenectady Union-Star"
11 1931 Oct 22, various
12 1931 Oct 24, "New York Times"
13 1931 Oct 25, "New York Times"
14 1931 Oct 29, various
15 1931 Nov, various
16 1931 Dec, various
17 1934-1939, clippings collected by Charles L. Clarke Jr.
18 1935, various
19 1935 May 28, "Schenectady Gazette"(3 copies)
20 1935 Jun 20, "Portland Evening Express"
21 1936 Apr 1, "The Newtonite"
22 1936 Jun 11-12, various
23-24 1936 Jun 11, "Schenectady Gazette" c. 1-2
25 1936 Jun 12, "New York Times Magazine"
26 1936 Jun 12, "Schenectady Union-Star"
27-30 1936 Jun 12, "Schenectady Union-Star," Jubilee Edition, c.1-4
31 1936 Jun 13, "Schenectady Gazette"
32 1936 Jun 13, "Schenectady Union-Star"
33 1936 Jun 14-15, various
34 1937, various
35 1938, various
36 1938 Sep 21, "Boston Evening Transcript"
37 1938 Sep 22, "Boston Evening Transcript"
38 1938 Sep 23, "Boston Evening Transcript"
39 1938 Sep 23, "New York Times"
40 1938 Sep 23, "Newton Graphic"
41 1939, various
42 1939 Jun, "Newton Graphic," "Newton Transcript"
43 1940, various
44 1940 Mar 3, "New York Times," color map
45 1940 Apr 14, map
46 1940 Sep 17, "New York Times"
47 1940 Sep 19, "New York Times"
48 1940 Dec, "New York Times," stock reports
49 1941, various
50 1941 May 28, "New York Times"
51 1941, "New York Times," stock reports
52 1944, "Boston Herald"
53 1945, various
54 1946, "Boston Herald"
55 1953 Jun 27, "New York World-Telegram"
56 1956 Jun 13, "Portsmouth Herald"
57 1956 Jun 21, "Portland Press Herald"
58 Undated

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Printed Material, 1880-1960, n.d.

Catalog Number: M32.7


Folio Volume 1 "Album Elettricisti"
Box 4
Folder 59 "American Magazine," 1917 Oct
60 "American Magazine," 1918, 1919, n.d.
61 "The Bowdoin Alumnus," 1935 Jun
62 "Circular of the Bureau of Standards: Physical Properties of Materials," 1921 Feb 9
63 "Echo Depth Sounding Is Replacing the Old Method of Having Lead," from "Marine Journal," 1927 Sep 15
64 "The Edison Business Builder," 1914 Dec 2 copies
Volume 2 "The Edison Monthly," 1923 Apr-1928 Dec, bound by Charles L. Clarke
Box 4
Folder 65 "The Edison Sales Builder," 1927 Oct
66 "Edison's Electric Railway," by Charles L. Clarke, 1880 Dec
67 "The Effects of Cold Working On the Elastic Properties of Steel, " 1918 Feb 19 (w/letter to Charles L. Clarke)
68 "Electric Power and Civilization," 1928 Dec 9
69 "Electrical Experimenter," 1919 Dec
70 "Electrical World"
71 "The Fathometer," 1928 Jan 6
72 "Ford News," 1929 Oct 15
73 "Ford News," 1929 Nov 1
74 "Fused Quartz," 1928 Nov
75 "The GE Monogram," 1929 Nov
76 "The GE Monogram," 1930 Jul
77 "The GE Monogram," 1931 Jan
78 "The GE Monogram," 1931 Jul
79 "GE Research Lab," 1929 Nov
80 "GE Research Lab," 1929 Dec
81 "GE Research Lab," 1931 Mar
82 "GE Research Lab," 1931 Jun, 2 copies
83 "GE Research Lab," 1931 Jul, 2 copies
84 "GE Research Lab," 1931 Jul
85 "General Electric Company," third edition
86 "General Electric News," 1925 Mar 20
87 "General Electric News," 1925 June 5 4 copies
88 "General Electric News," 1927, 1929, 1931 (loose pages)
89 "General Electric Review," 1914 May
90 "General Electric Review," 1919 Dec
91 "General Electric Review," 1920 Nov
92 "General Electric Review," 1927 Aug-Sep reprint
93 "General Electric Review," 1931 (loose pages)
94 "Great Electricians"
95 "The Journal Of West Scotland Iron and Steel Institute," 1915 Nov
96 "Kodak Movie News," 1960 Fall
97 "La Boheme: Four Acts"
98 "Laws of Elastic Behavior In Metals," from "Transactions," 1934 Jul
99 "L'Elettricita," 1900 Jan 27
Volume 3 "The Life of Thomas A. Edison In Word and Picture"
Box 4
Folder 100 "Lights: NELA Bulletin," 1929 Sep
101 "L'Illuminazione," 1929 Oct 7
Box 5
Folder 1 "The Magalloway," Jun 19
2 Mailing envelopes
3 "Melioration By Matter," 1929 Oct 2
4 "National Geographic Society," pamphlet, 1944
5 "Newton Community Club," bulletins, 1941-1942
6 "Newton Community Club," yearbook, 1941-1942
7 "Newton High School: Orange Books," 1934,1937
Volume 4 "The Newtonian," 1938
Box 5
Folder 8 "On the Recovery of Iron from Overstrain," from "Philosophical Transactions," 1916 May 4
9 Pamphlets on glassware
10 "Patents," by Charles L. Clarke, 1914
11 "Picadilly Notes"
12 "RCA Victor," service manual
13 Religious Art Calendar, Newton Methodist Church
14 "Research: Theory and Practice," 1931 Aug 2 copies
15 "Schenectady's Half-Century of Electrical Progress," 1936 Jun 12, 2 copies
16 "Science Aids Deep Sea Yachtsmen," from "Motor Boating," 1927 Dec
17 "Science Through Five Centuries"
18 "Scientific Papers of the Bureau of Standards: magnetic Testing of Straight Rods in Intense Fields," 1920 Feb 21
19 "The Simian Basics of Human Mechanics..."1938 Jan
20 "Six Feet Under" Speech of Ernest Lundeen in the U.S. senate
21 "Stone and Webster Journal," 1929 Oct
22 "United States Naval Institute Proceedings," 1920 Dec
23 "Volta's Theory of the Volta Effect," by Edwin H. Hall (Bowdoin 1875), 1927 Sep
Volume 5 "The W.F. Dunham Collection," 1941
Box 5
Folder 24 "The White German Paper..." 1940 Jul
25 "Your Guide to the Celebration In Honor of Thomas A. Edison"
26 "Zenith Radio Code Dating"
27 Various loose pages

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Scrapbooks, 1868-1941, n.d.

Catalog Number: M32.8


Volume 1 "Autographs," class of 1870, Portland High School
Folio Volume 2 "C.L. Clarke, 2," 1870-1895, n.d.: correspondence with Prof. Vose (Bowdoin Civil Engineering Dept.); letters of recommendation; pencil drawings; clippings; patents; and Clarke's thesis for Bowdoin's School of Civil Engineering
Folio Volume 3 "C.L. Clarke, 3," 1868-1893, n.d.: materials from Portland High School; receipts, bills and flyers from Bowdoin College; letters from Clarke's time at the Pearl Street Station; photographs; and drawings
Folio Volume 4 "Letters," from Henrietta Willatowski, 1893-1896
Volume 5 Notes, 1936-1939, n.d.: probably written by Edna Thurston Clarke
Volume 6 Notes, 1937-1939, n.d.: probably written by Edna Thurston Clarke
Volume 7 Notes, 1939-1941, n.d.: Probably written by Edna Thurston Clarke

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