Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Creator
Clarke, Charles Lorenzo, 1853-1941.
Title
Charles Lorenzo Clarke papers
ID
M032
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1870-1942
Date [inclusive]
1780-1987, undated
Extent
5.0 linear feet
Language
English
Abstract
Materials by and concerning Charles Lorenzo Clarke including correspondence, writings, images, clippings and memorabilia.

Preferred Citation

Charles Lorenzo Clarke Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine.


Biographical/Historical Note

Charles Lorenzo Clarke (1853-1941) was present when Thomas Alva Edison opened the Pearl Street station in New York, the world's first electric generating plant, which supplied current for the operation of Edison's elecric lamps. Born on April 16, 1853, to Daniel and Mary Lewis (Bragg) Clarke, Charles Clarke grew up in Portland, Maine, attending Portland High School. He then worked as an assistant engineer with the Boston & Maine railroad, which ran between Portland and Boston. He was graduated from Bowdoin College in 1875. On February 1, 1880, Clarke became an assistant to Thomas Edison in his laboratory at Menlo Park, New Jersey. He was later made chief engineer of Edison Electric Light Co. in New York City. When Edison moved his plant to Schenectady in 1886, Clarke followed and continued to consult and work for General Electric (formerly Edison General Electric Company) until he retired on November 1, 1931. Clarke was the author of Diagonal Functions and their Operation (1937) and various papers, including "Edison's Electric Railway" (Van Nostrand's Eng. Mag., 1880), "Electric Motor Diagrams" (Elec. Eng., 1889), and "High Frequency Oscillatory and Pulsatory Dischory Discharges" (Trans. Amer. Electrotherapeutic Assoc., 1904). Clarke was married three times and had four children: John Curtis, Mary Willatowski, Daniel William, and Charles Lorenzo, Jr. Charles Lorenzo Clarke died on October 9, 1941, in Newton, Massachusetts.


Scope and Content

The collection consists of material by and concerning Charles Lorenzo Clarke, including: correspondence, with the bulk to and from family members; documents, such as Clarke's Bowdoin College Master of Science and Civil Engineering degrees; writings; and images, including photographs of the Clarke family, photographs of Japanese engineers and their families, and an album with postcards of Errol, New Hampshire. Also included are newspaper clippings, many concerning Thomas Edison; printed material, the bulk regarding General Electric; memorabilia, featuring colonial and Confederate currency; and scrapbooks, which include pencil drawings by Clarke.


Administrative Information

Publication Information

George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011 2011

3000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
(207) 725-3288
scaref@bowdoin.edu

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.


Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Bowdoin College -- History.
  • Bowdoin College. -- Dept. of Engineering.
  • General Electric Company.

Personal Name(s)

  • Clarke, Charles Lorenzo, -- 1853-1941 -- Archives.
  • Edison, Thomas A. -- (Thomas Alva), -- 1847-1931.

Subject(s)

  • Education
  • Electrical engineering.
  • Paper money -- Confederate States of America.
  • Paper money -- Great Britain.
  • Science and Technology

Collection Inventory

M032.001: Correspondence, 1874-1964, n.d.   0.5 linear feet

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Series Description:

This series contains correspondence from and to Charles L. Clarke as well as to other family members. Other correspondents include his third wife, Edna T. Clarke; his aunt, Mary Bragg; his son, Charles L. Clarke, Jr.; and several cousins. Further correspondence, especially from his second wife, Henrietta Willatowski, can be found in the Scrapbooks series (M32.8).

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 1-65

1874 - 1964 

1 66-67

n.d. 


M032.002: Documents, 1870-1942, n.d.   0.25 linear feet

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Series Description:

This series contains wills, bills of sale, certificates of membership to various clubs and societies, financial records, leases, baptismal certificates, deeds, and other family documents.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 68

Agreement for Services of General Electric with Charles L. Clarke, 1913 Apr 14 

A1 Folio CLA-2

American Institute of Electrical Engineers, charter membership, 1884 Apr 15 

A1 Folio CLA-2

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, membership, 1882 Nov 2 

1 69

Application for Abatement of Tax...form for Edna T. Clarke, 1942 Sep 12 

A2 Folio CLA-6

Baptism and Confirmation Certificate of Charles L. Clarke, 1896 

A1 Folio CLA-4

Baptism Certificate for Daniel W. Clarke, 1898 (electrostatic copy) 

A1 Folio CLA-3

Baptism Certificate for Mary Willatowski Clarke, 1897 (electrostatic copy) 

1 70

Bill of Sale by Charles L. Clarke to Edna T. Clarke, 1913 Jan 21 

1 71

Bill of Sale by Edna T. Clarke to Robert Bean of Errol, New Hampshire 

A1 Folio CLA-1

Bowdoin College, Civil Engineer degree, 1880 

A1 Folio CLA-1

Bowdoin College, Master of Science degree, 1879 

1 72

Deposit Book for Newton Trust Co., 1936 May - 1942 May 

1 73

Diptheria Toxin-Antitoxin Certificate for Charles L. Clarke, Jr., 1926 Aug 

1 73a

Disposition of specific goods belonging to Charles L. Clarke, 1910, 1912 

A1 Folio CLA-3

Eastman National Business College Certificate, Edna F. Thurston, 1910 Dec 16 

1 74

Edison Pioneers membership certificate 

1 75

Errors In Deeds, 1930 Jun 23 

A1 Folio CLA-3

Gray's Portland Business College Diploma, Edna Florence Thurston, 1904 Jul 15 

A1 Folio CLA-1

High School Diploma, Charles L. Clarke, 1870 Jul 1 

1 76

Incorporated Investors Quarterly Report, 1937 Apr 22 

1 77

Last Will and Testament of Charles L. Clarke, 1921 (revoked) 

1 78

Last Will and Testament of Charles L. Clarke, 1925 (revoked) 

1 79

Last Will and Testament of Charles L. Clarke, 1934 

1 80

Last Will and Testament of Edna T. Clarke, 1921 (revoked) 

1 81

Last Will and Testament of Edna T. Clarke, 1934 

1 82

Lease and Renewal Notes of 415 Rugby Rd., Schenectady, N.Y., 1925 Sep 23 

1 83

Lease of 109 Oakleigh Rd. by Edna T. Clarke, 1936 May 1 

Volume
1 Folio

Ledger of Accounts, 1889 Sep 20 

Box Folder
1 84

Maine Society of New York membership, 1903 Jun 9 

1 85

Marriage Certificate of Charles L. Clarke and Edna F. Thurston, 1916 Aug 30 

1 86

Medical records of Edna Clarke 

1 86a

Moral character, documents concerning, 1910 

1 87

Mutual Release between Charles L. Clarke and Edna Thurston, 1916 Aug 26 

1 88

New England Society of Orange membership certificate, 1884 Jun 9 

1 89

New York Historical Society membership, 1897 Apr 7 

1 90

Notebook containing various banking and financial records, 1935 May 25 

1 91

Old York Improvement Society dues receipt, 1903 Aug 19 

A1 Folio CLA-1

Passport of Charles L. Clarke, 1875 Aug 24 

A1 Folio CLA-1

Passport of Charles L. Clarke, 1900 Oct 6 

1 92

Portland Mechanic Blues Association membership, 1901 May 27 

1 93

Probate Certificates for Edna T. Clarke, 1941 Oct 9 (unsigned) 

1 94

Receipts 

1 95

Registration of Rental Dwellings form for 109 Oakleigh Road, 1942 

1 96

Report cards: Charles L. Clarke, Jr.; Edna F. Thurston, 1909 

1 97

Retainer Agreement between General Electric and Charles L. Clarke, 1930 Oct 9 

1 98

Society of Colonial Wars membership, 1897 

1 99

Tax "Form of List" for Edna Thurston Clarke, 1942 

A2 Folio CLA-6

Sunday School Promotion Certificate, Daniel W. Clarke, 1907 

1 100

Warrantee Deed (blank) 

1 101

Warrantee Deed of Charles and Edna Clarke to Edna T. Clarke, 1930 Jun 23 

1 102

Warrantee Deed of Charles and Edna Clarke to Edna T. Clarke, 1930 Nov 26 

1 103

Warrantee Deed of Lewis Bragg to Charles L. Clarke, 1908 Jan 10 

A1 Folio CLA-1

Ye Twilight Club of New York membership, 1884 Jul 10 


M032.003: Images, 1893-1937, n.d.   0.75 linear feet

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Series Description:

This series contains primarily photographs, many of Clarke family members. Additionally, there are albums featuring photographs of Japanese engineers and their families and picture postcards of the town of Errol, New Hampshire. Also included are several maps, and drawings and plans done by Charles L. Clarke and Charles L. Clarke, Jr. More Clarke family photographs and pencil drawings can be found in the Scrapbooks series (M32.8).

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 104

Captain James W. Frye Bragg 

1 105

Captain Samuel L. Clarke 

A2 Folio CLA-6

Charcoal drawing of seacoast 

1 106

Charles and Edna Clarke and others; Mary Etta (Bragg) Thurston 

1 107

Charles L. Clarke as a child and young man 

1 108

Charles L. Clarke 

1 109

Charles L. Clarke with reproduction of Edison Dynamo 

1 110

Class of 1870, Portland High School, 1930 Jun 30 

1 111

Daniel Clarke 

A1 Folio CLA-1

Daniel Clarke, "Three Thousand American College Students..." 1918 

A1 Folio CLA-5

Drafting blueprints and originals by Charles L. Clarke, 1917 

1 112

Drawings by Charles L. Clarke, Jr. 

1 113

Drawings by Daniel Clarke 

1 114

Drawings of Edison and Ford made with a mechanical pencil 

2 1

Electrical Circuit Schematics drawn by Charles L. Clarke, Jr. 

Volume
1 Folio

Errol, New Hampshire, picture postcards in album, n.d. 

Box Folder
2 2

E. Thomson, 1910 

2 3

Faculty and students at Hebron Academy, 1937 

2 4

Great Wall of China, "Nat'l Geographic" 

A1 Folio CLA-4

Half poster, "Van Voast and Leonard," 1915 

Volume
2 Folio

Japanese family portraits in album, 1934, n.d., presented in congratulation of charter membership in American Instiute of Electrical Engineers 

Box Folder
A2 Folio CLA-6

Japanese watercolor of bird, 1936 

2 5

John C. Clarke, Jr. (with envelope and clipping) 

2 6

John Gale Guilvin 

2 7

Kubo family photos 

A2 Folio CLA-6

Map of York River Harbor, Maine, 1898 

A2 Folio CLA-6

Map of Maine-New Hampshire, York Sheet, 1893 Oct (2 copies) 

2 8

Maps drawn by By Charles L. Clarke, Jr. 

2 9

Mary Lewis (Bragg) Clarke 

2 10

Mary Willatowski Clarke 

2 11

Mickey Mouse drawing 

2 12

Model railroad schematics drawn by Charles L. Clarke, Jr. 

2 13

Musical Museum, Deansboro, New York, postcards and pictures 

2 14

Okawa family photo 

2 15

"Oneida Rod Club," single panel cartoon 

2 15a

Port Madoc [harbor and rail terminus], Wales, [late 19th cent.], inscribed by Charles L. Clarke, 1932 May 1 

2 16

Postcards 

2 17

Postcards of the Maine coast 

2 18

Postcards of Saxton's River, Vermont 

2 19

Reunions, Charles L. Clarke, 65th high school and 60th Bowdoin 

2 20

Sarah (Graham) Bragg 

2 21

Silhouettes 

A1 Folio CLA-3

Silhouette of Mary Clarke, 1904 Mar 27 

A1 Folio CLA-4

Silhouette of Daniel Clarke, 1904 Mar 27 

2 22

Suzuki family photos 

2 23

Tamabe family photos 

2 24

Tanaka family photos 

2 25

Trains 

2 26

Unidentified Japanese children 

2 27

Unidentified people 

2 28

Unidentified things and places 

2 29

Original envelopes 


M032.004: Writings, 1914-1937, n.d.   1.0 linear feet

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Series Description:

This series contains a final draft of Charles L. Clarke's book, "Diagonal Functions and their Operation," as well as articles, various notes, some biographical information, and a grouping of journal articles by Clarke.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
2 30

Autobiographical information by Charles L. Clarke 

2 31

Biographical information about Charles L. Clarke, Jr., written by his father 

2 32

Charles L. Clarke, Jr., school papers 

Volume
1

Notebook with notes on publication 

Box
2

"Diagonal Functions and their Operation," final draft 

Box Folder
2 33

Cover 

2 34

Pgs. I-IX 

2 35

Chapter 1, Introduction 

2 36

Chapter 2, Table of Diagonal Functions 

2 37

Chapter 3, Inverse Diagonal Functions 

2 38

Chapter 4, Diagonal Sine Curve Problems 

2 39

Chapter 5, Diagonal Sine Curve Characteristics 

2 40

Chapter 6, Offset Diagonal Sine Curve Problems 

2 41

Chapter 7, Sheared Offset Diagonal Sine Curve Characteristics 

2 42

Chapter 8, Sheared Offset Diagonal Sine Curve Characteristics 

2 43-44

Appendix A 

2 45

Appendix B 

2 46

Appendix C 

2 47

Appendix D 

2 48

Appendix E 

2 49

Tables of diagonal functions 

2

"Diagonal Functions and their Operation", manuscript notes: 

2 50-61

Centessimal subtraction 

2 62

"Long Division Calculations..." Covers 

2 63

Notebook with tables of diagonal functions 

2 64

"Successive Differences" 

2 65

"Tables Fortatives de Logarithmes" 

2 66-67

Tables of trigonometric functions of degree units 

2 68-69

Trigonometric functions 

2 70

Trigonometric function determination 

2 71

Various notes and calculations 

2 72

Edison Medal Committee, covers 

2 73

Edna T. Clarke, various notes 

Box
2

"Experiments On Mechanical Molecular Friction:" 

Box Folder
2 74

Covers 

2 75-76

"Annealed #18 Stubbs Gauge Wire" 

2 77-79

Wire gauge tests 

2 80

Friction tests 

2 81

Experiment notes 

2 82

"Fellow Workers in the Electrical Industry" 

Box
2

Journal, Charles L. Clarke: 

Box Folder
2 83

1930 Jun 9 - Jul 25 (466-480) 

2 84

1930 Jul 30 - Sep 12 (466-500) 

2 85

1930 Sep 14 - 1931 Jan 1 (501-516) 

2 86

1931 Jan 10 - Aug 26 (517-547) 

2 87

1931 Sep 20 - Oct 16 (548-557) 

2 88

Photocopy of journal 

3 1

Lists and reminders 

3 2

Mathematical calculations 

3 3

Notes on books and articles 

3 4

Notes on diagonal functions and torsion experiments 

3 5

Notes on various clubs and events 

Box
3

"Offset Diagonal Sine Curve:" 

Box Folder
3 6

General equations 

3 7

Maximum ordinate and abcissa 

3 8

Area 

3 9

Tangent 

3 10

"Patents," 1914 Feb 7 

Box
3

"Plain Diagonal Sine Curve:" 

Box Folder
3 11

Covers 

3 12

General equations 

3 13

Maximum ordinate and abcissa 

2 14

Area 

3 15

Tangent 

3 16

Appendix D 

Box
3

"Sheared Diagonal Sine Curve:" 

Box Folder
3 17

General equations 

3 18

Maximum ordinate and abcissa 

3 19

Area 

3 20

Tangent 

3 21

"The Widow Rawlings," by Louis Arno 

3 22-23

Various notes 


M032.005: Memorabilia, 1780-1987, n.d.   0.25 linear feet

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Contents:

This series contains flyers, programs, business cards, greeting cards, class reunion information, and other ephemera. There is also currency, including Confederate and colonial bills.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
3 24

Address by Charles Edison, 1942 Feb 11 

3 25

Americana Arts auction catalog, C.E. Guarino, Denmark, Maine, 1987 Mar 20-21 

3 26

Birthday cards 

3 27

Bowdoin College Commencement, 1935 

3 28

Bus and train schedules 

3 29

Business cards and cover letters 

3 30

Business cards of Japanese engineers 

3 31

Charles L. Clarke, Jr., hall pass 

3 32

Class of 1875 Bowdoin College, 30 Year Reunion 

MRealia-Box
4

Compass 

Box Folder
3 33

Concert program, 1897 

3 34

Currency, Confederate five dollar bill, 1864 

3 35

Currency, county of Augusta, Virginia, ten cent certificate, 1862 May 25 

3 36

Currency, Massachusetts Bay three dollar bond, 1780 

3 37

Currency, quarter dollar certificate, Farmers Savings Bank of Richmond, Virginia, 1861 

3 37a

Dime (1891) found by Charles L. Clarke in "Our Lane," 1910 

3 38

Dinner program, 1925 Oct 21 

3 39

Edison Mazda Lamps, Christmas advertisements 

3 40

Edison Pioneers, application blanks and by-laws 

3 41

Extract of testimony of Charles L. Clarke, 1915 Sep 

3 42

Greeting cards 

3 43

Greeting cards from Japanese engineers 

3 44

Hair belonging to Edna T. Clarke and Charles L. Clarke, Jr., with envelope 

MRealia-Box
4

Handmade nail, 1909 

Box Folder
3 45

Inventory Book listing furniture 

3 46

Invitation to ceremony at Grant's Tomb 

3 47

Laundry tickets 

3 47a

Meteorite pieces, 1913 Mar 

3 48-50

Miscellaneous 

MRealia-Box
4

Moore's pencil from C. Okawa, Tokyo, to Charles L. Clarke, Jr., 1925 Apr 5 

Box Folder
3 51

Newton Community Club ballots, 1937-1943 

3 52

Newton Community Club dues receipts and membership cards 

3 53

Newton Community Club event programs and flyers 

3 54

Newton Community Club, miscellaneous 

3 55

Newton High School material 

3 56

Paper Christmas decorations 

3 57

Papyrus with 'East Indian' writing 

3 58

Portland High School material 

3 59

Presentation of Congressional Medal...to Thomas Edison, 1928 Oct 20 

3 60

Program for "Luncheon In Honor of Thomas Edison...," 1922 Oct 18 

3 61

"Programme: Dedication Exercises...," 1925 May 16 

3 62

Receipts for insured mail 

MRealia-Box
4

Ribbon 

Box Folder
3 63

Second World Power Conferences, 1930 Jun 16-25 

3 64

Semester reports, Portland High School, 1867-1870 

MRealia-Box
4

Shoehorn 

Box Folder
3 65

Stamps 

3 66

"Taglich grosser Concert..." 1894 

3 67

Tags, tickets, and labels 

3 68

Unsent stamped envelopes and postcards 

3 69

Vermont Academy Commencement, 1939 

3 70

Vermont Academy, miscellaneous 

MRealia-Box
4

Wallet 

4

Wedding album and related cloth items, 1916 


M032.006: Clippings, 1886-1956, n.d.   0.75 linear feet

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents:

Most of these clippings concern honors and celebrations for Thomas Edison. There are also several front-page articles regarding the 1938 hurricane. Some additional clippings can be found in the Scrapbooks series (M32.8).

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
3 71

1886 Jul 5, "Eastern Argus" 

3 72

1886 Jul 6, "Portland Daily Press" (reprint?) 

3 73

1901 Sep 18, reprint of "New York Herald" 1865 Apr 15 

3 74

1905 Jul 2, "New York Tribune" 

3 75

1912 Oct 9-10, various 

3 76

1918, various 

3 77

1919, various 

3 78

1919 Jan 6, "Knickerbocker Press" 

3 79

1919 Jan 12, New York Times Magazine 

3 80

1919 Feb 9, "New York Times" 

3 81

1919 Feb 10, "The Sun" 

3 82

1919 Aug 10, "The Sun" 

3 83

1920-1921, various 

3 84

1921 Mar 12, "Saturday Evening Post" (w/cover) 

3 85

1922 various 

3 86

1922 Feb 12, "New York Times: Book Review and Magazine" 

3 87

1922 Feb 19, "New York Times: Book Review and Magazine 

3 88

1923, various 

3 89

1925, various 

3 90

1928 Oct 21, "New York Herald" 

3 91

1928 Oct 22, "Schenectady Gazette" 

3 92

1928 Oct 22, "New York Times" 

3 93

1929, various 

3 94

1929 Sep, various 

3 95

1929 Sep, reprint of "New York Herald," 1879 Dec 21 

3 96

1929 Oct 1-18, various 

3 97

1929 Oct 18, various 

3 98

1929 Oct 19, various 

3 99

1929 Oct 20, "Detroit Free Press" 

3 100

1929 Oct 20, "Detroit News" 

3 101

1929 Oct 20, "Knickerbocker Press" 

3 102

1929 Oct 20, "New York Times" 

3 103

1929 Oct 21, various 

3 104

1929 Oct 21, "Detroit Evening Times" 

3 105

1929 Oct 21, "Detroit Free Press" 

3 106

1929 Oct 21, "Detroit News" 

3 107

1929 Oct 21, "Schenectady Gazette" 

3 108

1929 Oct 22, various 

3 109

1929 Oct 22, "Detroit Daily" 

3 110

1929 Oct 22, "Detroit Free Press" 

3 111

1929 Oct 22, "Detroit News" 

3 112

1929 Oct 22, "New York Herald-Tribune" 

3 113

1929 Oct 22, "New York Times" 

4 1

1929, "Saturday Evening Post," pages 133-148 

4 2

1929 Oct 23-31, various 

4 3

1929 Nov, various 

4 4

1930, various 

4 5

1931 Jan-Oct, various 

4 6

1931 Oct, "New York Times Magazine" 

4 7

1931 Oct 19, various 

4 8

1931 Oct 20, various 

4 9

1931 Oct 21, "Schenectady Gazette" 

4 10

1931 Oct 21, "Schenectady Union-Star" 

4 11

1931 Oct 22, various 

4 12

1931 Oct 24, "New York Times" 

4 13

1931 Oct 25, "New York Times" 

4 14

1931 Oct 29, various 

4 15

1931 Nov, various 

4 16

1931 Dec, various 

4 17

1934-1939, clippings collected by Charles L. Clarke Jr. 

4 18

1935, various 

4 19

1935 May 28, "Schenectady Gazette"(3 copies) 

4 20

1935 Jun 20, "Portland Evening Express" 

4 21

1936 Apr 1, "The Newtonite" 

4 22

1936 Jun 11-12, various 

4 23-24

1936 Jun 11, "Schenectady Gazette" c. 1-2 

4 25

1936 Jun 12, "New York Times Magazine" 

4 26

1936 Jun 12, "Schenectady Union-Star" 

4 27-30

1936 Jun 12, "Schenectady Union-Star," Jubilee Edition, c.1-4 

4 31

1936 Jun 13, "Schenectady Gazette" 

4 32

1936 Jun 13, "Schenectady Union-Star" 

4 33

1936 Jun 14-15, various 

4 34

1937, various 

4 35

1938, various 

4 36

1938 Sep 21, "Boston Evening Transcript" 

4 37

1938 Sep 22, "Boston Evening Transcript" 

4 38

1938 Sep 23, "Boston Evening Transcript" 

4 39

1938 Sep 23, "New York Times" 

4 40

1938 Sep 23, "Newton Graphic" 

4 41

1939, various 

4 42

1939 Jun, "Newton Graphic," "Newton Transcript" 

4 43

1940, various 

4 44

1940 Mar 3, "New York Times," color map 

4 45

1940 Apr 14, map 

4 46

1940 Sep 17, "New York Times" 

4 47

1940 Sep 19, "New York Times" 

4 48

1940 Dec, "New York Times," stock reports 

4 49

1941, various 

4 50

1941 May 28, "New York Times" 

4 51

1941, "New York Times," stock reports 

4 52

1944, "Boston Herald" 

4 53

1945, various 

4 54

1946, "Boston Herald" 

4 55

1953 Jun 27, "New York World-Telegram" 

4 56

1956 Jun 13, "Portsmouth Herald" 

4 57

1956 Jun 21, "Portland Press Herald" 

4 58

Undated 


M032.007: Printed Material, 1880-1960, n.d.   1.0 linear feet

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Series Description:

This series contains magazines, pamphlets, bulletins, brochures, a few books, and other published information. Many of the publications are General Electric Company publicity newsletters and pamphlets. There are also numerous articles, both scientific and popular, relating to electricity and invention.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Volume
1 Folio

"Album Elettricisti" 

Box Folder
4 59

"American Magazine," 1917 Oct 

4 60

"American Magazine," 1918, 1919, n.d. 

4 61

"The Bowdoin Alumnus," 1935 Jun 

4 62

"Circular of the Bureau of Standards: Physical Properties of Materials," 1921 Feb 9 

4 63

"Echo Depth Sounding Is Replacing the Old Method of Having Lead," from "Marine Journal," 1927 Sep 15 

4 64

"The Edison Business Builder," 1914 Dec 2 copies 

Volume
2

"The Edison Monthly," 1923 Apr-1928 Dec, bound by Charles L. CLarke 

Box Folder
4 65

"The Edison Sales Builder," 1927 Oct 

4 66

"Edison's Electric Railway," by Charles L. Clarke, 1880 Dec 

4 67

"The Effects of Cold Working On the Elastic Properties of Steel, " 1918 Feb 19 (w/letter to Charles L. Clarke) 

4 68

"Electric Power and Civilization," 1928 Dec 9 

4 69

"Electrical Experimenter," 1919 Dec 

4 70

"Electrical World" 

4 71

"The Fathometer," 1928 Jan 6 

4 72

"Ford News," 1929 Oct 15 

4 73

"Ford News," 1929 Nov 1 

4 74

"Fused Quartz," 1928 Nov 

4 75

"The GE Monogram," 1929 Nov 

4 76

"The GE Monogram," 1930 Jul 

4 77

"The GE Monogram," 1931 Jan 

4 78

"The GE Monogram," 1931 Jul 

4 79

"GE Research Lab," 1929 Nov 

4 80

"GE Research Lab," 1929 Dec 

4 81

"GE Research Lab," 1931 Mar 

4 82

"GE Research Lab," 1931 Jun, 2 copies 

4 83

"GE Research Lab," 1931 Jul, 2 copies 

4 84

"GE Research Lab," 1931 Jul 

4 85

"General Electric Company," third edition 

4 86

"General Electric News," 1925 Mar 20 

4 87

"General Electric News," 1925 June 5 4 copies 

4 88

"General Electric News," 1927, 1929, 1931 (loose pages) 

4 89

"General Electric Review," 1914 May 

4 90

"General Electric Review," 1919 Dec 

4 91

"General Electric Review," 1920 Nov 

4 92

"General Electric Review," 1927 Aug-Sep reprint 

4 93

"General Electric Review," 1931 (loose pages) 

4 94

"Great Electricians" 

4 95

"The Journal Of West Scotland Iron and Steel Institute," 1915 Nov 

4 96

"Kodak Movie News," 1960 Fall 

4 97

"La Boheme: Four Acts" 

4 98

"Laws of Elastic Behavior In Metals," from "Transactions," 1934 Jul 

4 99

"L'Elettricita," 1900 Jan 27 

Volume
3

"The Life of Thomas A. Edison In Word and Picture" 

Box Folder
4 100

"Lights: NELA Bulletin," 1929 Sep 

4 101

"L'Illuminazione," 1929 Oct 7 

5 1

"The Magalloway," Jun 19 

5 2

Mailing envelopes 

5 3

"Melioration By Matter," 1929 Oct 2 

5 4

"National Geographic Society," pamphlet, 1944 

5 5

"Newton Community Club," bulletins, 1941-1942 

5 6

"Newton Community Club," yearbook, 1941-1942 

5 7

"Newton High School: Orange Books," 1934,1937 

Volume
4

"The Newtonian," 1938 

Box Folder
5 8

"On the Recovery of Iron from Overstrain," from "Philosophical Transactions," 1916 May 4 

5 9

Pamphlets on glassware 

5 10

"Patents," by Charles L. Clarke, 1914 

5 11

"Picadilly Notes" 

5 12

"RCA Victor," service manual 

5 13

Religious Art Calendar, Newton Methodist Church 

5 14

"Research: Theory and Practice," 1931 Aug 2 copies 

5 15

"Schenectady's Half-Century of Electrical Progress," 1936 Jun 12, 2 copies 

5 16

"Science Aids Deep Sea Yachtsmen," from "Motor Boating," 1927 Dec 

5 17

"Science Through Five Centuries" 

5 18

"Scientific Papers of the Bureau of Standards: magnetic Testing of Striaght Rods in Intense Fields," 1920 Feb 21 

5 19

"The Simian Basics of Human Mechanics..."1938 Jan 

5 20

"Six Feet Under" Speech of Ernest Lundeen in the U.S. senate 

5 21

"Stone and Webster Journal," 1929 Oct 

5 22

"United States Naval Institute Proceedings," 1920 Dec 

5 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 Folder
5 24

"The White German Paper..." 1940 Jul 

5 25

"Your Guide to the Celebration In Honor of Thomas A.Edison" 

5 26

"Zenith Radio Code Dating" 

5 27

Various loose pages 


M032.008: Scrapbooks, 1868-1941, n.d.   7.0 volumes

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by title of volume.

Series Description:

These scrapbooks feature materials from Clarke's time and Portland High School and Bowdoin College; his employment at the Pearl Street station; photographs; clippings; and family letters. Later volumes (v.5-7) contain notes probably written by Edna Thurston Clarke, Clarke's third wife.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Volume
1

"Autographs," class of 1870, Portland High School 

2 folio

"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 

3 folio

"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 

4 folio

"Letters," from Henrietta Willatowski, 1893-1896 

5

Notes, 1936-1939, n.d.: probably written by Edna Thurston Clarke 

6

Notes, 1937-1939, n.d.: probably written by Edna Thurston Clarke 

7

Notes, 1939-1941, n.d.: Probably written by Edna Thurston Clarke