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The Charles F. Brush, Sr. Papers

Special Collections Research Center, Kelvin Smith Library

(1842-1967)

In 2008-2009 the Charles F. Brush, Sr. Papers were digitized in their entirety with funding from Brush Engineered Material, Inc. The finding aid was revised to include information acquired in the creation of the metadata for that project.  In addition to this version of the finding aid there is an EAD version available in the OhioLINK Finding Aid Repository with links to the digital image (PDF) of the contents of each folder.  Links to digital content are also found in the Online Exhibit for this collection.

Biography ι Scope and Content ι Series Description ι Boxlist ι Personal Name Index ι Processing Note ι Online Exhibit

Quantity: 25  linear feet

Restrictions: The Department of Special Collections is open to any interested researcher upon presentation of a valid CASE ID or other valid official identification card. Department is open to other researchers by appointment only. No usage restrictions.

Acquisition: The Charles F. Brush Papers are the combination of two separate collections.  One collection was gathered by Charles Baldwin Sawyer, close friend and business partner of Charles F. Brush, Jr. who served for many years as the Head of Brush Laboratories Company. In the late 1930s, much of the material collected by Sawyer was destroyed or damaged by fire. Some of items still bear evidence of that fire.  The other collection represents that part of the personal papers of Dorothy Brush Walmsley, widow of Charles F. Brush, Jr., referred to as The Sailaway Collection named after her summer home on Long Island.

In 1962, both the Sawyer and Walmsley materials were given to the Case Institute of Technology on indefinite loan to be arranged and described by graduate student Harry Eisenman.  The papers were formally donated to Case Institute of Technology on the death of Charles B. Sawyer in 1964.

Biography of Charles F. Brush, Sr., 1849-1929

Charles F. Brush, Sr., was born on March 17, 1849, in Euclid, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. The second youngest child of Isaac and Delia Phillips, Brush had six sisters and two brothers. As a child, Brush was fascinated with science, especially electricity. By the age of twelve, he had built static electric machines, batteries, electro magnets, induction coils and small motors. Brush continued his work with electricity at Cleveland‘s Central High School, where he began to experiment with the arc light. Finishing high school in 1867, Brush continued his education at the University of Michigan. Since there was no course in electricity or electrical engineering, he studied mining engineering, one of two science degrees offered at Michigan at the time. Despite this lack of formal studies in electricity, his college education gave him the solid foundation required for his later research in the field.

In 1869, Brush graduated from Michigan, completing the four year course in two years. He returned to Cleveland, becoming an analytical and consulting chemist. His considerable success in a business venture marketing Lake Superior iron and iron ore at this time enabled Brush to spend greater amounts of time in his electrical research. Fascinated by Brush‘s dream of an affordable electrical lighting system, childhood friend George Stockley, head of the Cleveland Telegraph and Supply Company, provided further funding for Brush‘s electricity experiments. Brush saw three components to his electrical lighting system: the dynamo, providing the power; the arc light, providing the light; and the storage battery, providing supplementary power. Brush tackled the dynamo first, which he considered the key to his electrical lighting system. In 1878, his dynamo received an endorsement from the Franklin Institute, based on a series of performance tests of similar machines on the market. The tremendous increase in sales of the Brush dynamo resulting from this endorsement allowed Brush to tackle the arc light and storage battery stages of his research.

His inventions proved successful and in April, 1879, Brush contracted with the city of Cleveland to light Monumental Square using his arc lamps and dynamos. This display was also noteworthy for his idea to power the lights from a central location. In December, 1880, Brush repeated his success when he lit portions of New York City‘s famed Broadway Avenue.

By 1880, the Cleveland Telegraph and Supply Company had changed its name to the Brush Electric Company. Brush gave the company exclusive rights to manufacture and sell his inventions. The royalties he earned made him very wealthy, but as the decade progressed other competitors, most notably the Thomson-Houston Electric Company, began to cut into his profits. Business continued to decline and Brush decided to sell his shares of the Brush Electric Company to The Thomson-Houston Electric Company in 1889. With substantially more wealth as a result of this sale, and freed from business concerns, Brush effectively retired from the field of electrical research. He was marginally involved in the field, as patent disputes regarding his storage battery designs continued into the next decade. In 1892, The Thomson-Houston Electric Company merged with the Edison General Electric Company to form General Electric.

Brush was an astute business man and turned his attention to other ventures, most notably as a financial backer to Linde Air Products Company. In addition, he, along with his son, Charles, Jr., and family friend Charles Baldwin Sawyer, established the Brush Laboratories Company in 1921. The company specialized in the commercialization of beryllium and the acoustic use of Rochelle salt crystals.

For the most part, however, Brush turned his attention to scientific research in his personal laboratory constructed in the basement of his Euclid Avenue home. In particular, he labored over his experiments regarding the kinetic theory of gravitation and attempts to prove the existence of ether. At the time, ether was thought to be a gas which occupied space. Brush first experimented with gases, believing that if ether did exist, its ability to transmit heat was checked by gases at high pressure. In another attempt to prove the existence of ether, Brush surmised that gravity could be explained by action of ether, formulating a kinetic theory of gravitation. Brush believed he found scientific evidence to support his theories through his experiments, but his critics were skeptical. Brush hired the U.S. Bureau of Standards and General Electric to corroborate his finding, but they were unsuccessful.

Brush was actively involved in giving his time and money to many educational and charitable organizations in and around Cleveland, Ohio. He was a trustee of The Case School of Applied Science, Western Reserve University, University School, The Cleveland School of Art, and Lakeview Cemetery. He gave financial to support to such organizations as the Cleveland Museum of Art, Trinity Cathedral, and the Cleveland Orchestra, and was a philanthropist in his own right. In 1928, Brush established the Brush Foundation in memory of his son, Charles F. Brush, Jr.. With his gift of $500,000, Brush directed the Foundation to fund research in the field of eugenics and to study the problems of human overpopulation.

Brush married the former Mary Morris (1854-1902) on October 5, 1875. They had three children: Edna (1880-1930), Helene (1884-1935), and Charles, Jr. (1893-1927). In 1880 he began construction of a mansion at 3725 Euclid Avenue for his growing family. Completed in 1884, the home on “Millionaire‘s Row” reflected the stature of a man with his wealth. A year after his death in 1929, the home was demolished according to his wishes.

Over the course of his eighty years, Brush received many awards and honors. These included honorary degrees from Western Reserve University (1880), Kenyon College (1903), The University of Michigan (1912) and The Case School of Applied Science (1928). He was awarded the French Legion of Honor (1881), the Rumford Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1889), the Edison Medal of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1913), and the Franklin Medal of the Franklin Institute (1928). In 1928, a high school in Lyndhurst, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, was named in honor of Charles Brush. Its school mascot was, and still is, “the Arcs”.

Information for this biography was taken from Harry Eisenman’s 1967 dissertation, “Charles F. Brush: Pioneer Innovator in Electrical Technology.”

Scope and Content

The Charles F. Brush, Sr., Papers consist of correspondence, laboratory notes, patent information, litigation records, financial material, newspaper clippings, company records, scientific articles, genealogical research and biographies written about Brush, photographs, audio-visual material, and artifacts.  This bulk of this collection dates from the beginning of his success as the inventor of the arc lamp system in the 1870’s through his death in 1929.  

Of note in this collection is the rich correspondence which the widowed Brush conducted with family, friends and colleagues as his children grew up and left home. A keen observer in the laboratory and of the world around him, Brush shared his observances with his extended family and his peers with equal enthusiasm and was a faithful correspondent to many.

Supporting the documentary evidence of his correspondence are the laboratory notes, business ledgers, publications and patents created in the course of his work as a successful inventor and businessman. The collection offers a near complete source of information on the research Brush conducted into the theory of gravitation with laboratory notes, manuscripts, published works, correspondence and photographs illustrating the chief interest of his later years.

Other interests for which Brush is well known, including establishment of The Brush Foundation, are described in limited detail within the collection but provide ample evidence of his determination to support his interests with his many talents.

Series Description

The Brush papers are arranged into the following 15 record series:

Series 1:

Correspondence 1876-1931 This series consists of the personal, business and scientific correspondence of Charles F. Brush, Sr. and is divided into three subseries.

Subseries 1:

Family and Personal

1889-1929

Arranged in calendar form, this subseries consists primarily of correspondence with family members including son Charles F. Brush, Jr. and his wife Dorothy Brush Walmsley; daughter Edna Brush Perkins and her husband Roger Perkins.  Topics such as births and deaths, travel, family visits, education, military service, illness, current events and the weather predominate.  Added to this subseries are microfilmed reels of correspondence between Brush and Elihu Thompson from the Library of the American Philosophical Society Elihu Thompson Papers, and, microfilm of privately held correspondence between Brush and family members made available for research by Dorothy Brush Walmsley.

Subseries 2:

Acknowledgements

1922-1929

Arranged in calendar form, this subseries consists primarily of letters sent to Brush acknowledging receipt of his several publications related to the study of gravitation. 

Subseries 3:

Business and Professional

1876-1931

This subseries consists primarily of correspondence between Brush and professional societies, business associates and his colleagues in the field of scientific research.  Of note is a letterbook of his early business correspondence and later exchanges with leaders of science and industry regarding his study of gravitation.

Series 2:
Laboratory Notes 1880-1929 Arranged chronologically, this series consists primarily of hand written laboratory notes and drawings of Charles F. Brush, recording research results for experiments in the development of arc lighting systems, identification and measurement of various gasses and metal alloys and his continued efforts to prove his theory of gravitation. Of note is an 1880 notebook in which Brush attempts to recount his earliest experiments with arc lighting components. Many items were damaged by fire.
Series 3: Patents 1872-1888 Information about patents held by Brush, including two volumes containing 68 printed specifications from the U.S. Patent Office, is documented in this series. Though likely not complete, the first volume contains 68 printed patent specifications, and the second volume contains 18 printed patent specifications, all duplicates from the first volume.
Series 4: Litigation 1895-1906 Arranged by litigant within each of the subseries, this series contains legal documentation related primarily to infringements on patents held by Charles F. Brush.
Subseries 1: Carl Linde 1895-1906 This subseries contains litigation materials related to Carl Linde and the Linde Air Products Company. Included here are printed patent dispute documents, blue prints and handwritten descriptions of the Linde air liquidification process, and legal documents regarding patent disputes that involved Linde patents.
Subseries 2: Legal Proceedings 1890-1893 This subseries consists of correspondence, contracts, and legal documents relating to various legal proceedings involving the Brush Electric Company, Accumulator Company, and the Brush-Swan Company. Points of dispute include violation of contracts for manufacture of Brush products. These records were filed in the offices of William B. Bolton, who was the General Counsel of the Brush Electric Company.
Subseries 3: Patent Suits 1883-1890 This subseries consists of printed material related to litigation involving Brush patents, including the arc lamp, storage battery, and dynamo.
Series 5: Financial Records 1878-1891 This series consists of business and personal records of Charles F. Brush, Sr.
Subseries 1: Personal 1883-1891 This subseries consists of checks, check stubs, and invoices for services and goods provided to Charles F. Brush. The bulk of the material is related to the building of Brush’s Euclid Avenue home. Many items have been damaged by fire.
Subseries 2: Brush Electric Company 1878-1890 This subseries consists of early financial records of the Brush Electric Company. These include ledger sheets for recording royalties on Brush inventions. Also in this series are ledger sheets for recording shipment of merchandise. Other records include Charles Brush’s accounts with the Brush Electric Company and statements of merchandise returned for credit or repair.
Series 6: Newspaper Clippings 1878-1964 Included in this record series are newspaper clippings from daily newspapers around the country as well as scientific journals and popular publications such as Harper’s Weekly concerning the arc light, dynamo, and storage battery,  the Brush Euclid Avenue home and windmill, The Brush Foundation and its activities, obituaries for Charles F. Brush, patent litigation, and the kinetic theory of gravitation.
Series 7: Articles by Charles F. Brush. 1875-1928 Arranged chronologically, this series contains reprints, as well as some typed and handwritten manuscripts, of scientific articles written  by Brush over a 50 year time span. Most articles deal with his experiments to support his theory of gravitation, though, there are a few articles that discuss his groundbreaking work with the arc light. Many items were damaged by fire.
Series 8: Other Papers 1860-1960 This series contains material representing various interests of Charles F. Brush for which he kept a small store of information not elsewhere classified.
Subseries 1: Biographical 1880-1932 Contained here are biographical sketches of Charles F. Brush and his son, Charles F. Brush, Jr., as well as various Brush family trees. These include two published genealogies that focused on the parents of Charles F. Brush, Isaac and Delia Brush.
Subseries 2: Collected Publications 1917-1929 Arranged chronologically, this subseries is Brush’s small collection of reprints of articles which appeared in scientific journals. Authors of the articles include his contemporary, Elihu Thomson.
Subseries 3: Legal 1876-1929 This subseries consists of legal documents relating mostly to business and property interests of Charles F. Brush. Items include contracts between Brush and the Brush Electric Company, Brush’s 1879 contract with the city of Cleveland to light Monumental Park, and the 1928 establishment of the Brush Foundation.
Subseries 4: Miscellaneous 1860-1960 This subseries contains miscellaneous items related mostly to Brush, including awards and citations received by Brush, business cards, a ledger belonging to his brother Henry, and the 1927 dedication program of Charles F. Brush High School in Lyndhurst, Ohio.
Series 9: Brush Companies ca.1880-1954 This Series consists of selected records of two Brush business concerns: Brush Laboratories Company and Brush Electric Company.
Subseries 1: Brush Laboratories Company 1921-1954 This subseries consists of employment contracts and resignations, stock agreements with Charles F. Brush, Sr., license agreements, and patent transfers created by The Brush Laboratories Company.
Subseries 2: Brush Electric Company ca.1880-1898 This subseries consists of product catalogs and descriptions of early Brush electrical products such as electric light systems and dynamos.
Series 10: Charles Baldwin Sawyer Collection Related to Charles F. Brush 1911-1966 Arranged in alphabetical order, this series consists of subject files created by Charles B. Sawyer related to the life and work of Charles F. Brush, Sr.  Of note is correspondence between Sawyer, Dorothy Brush Walmsley, Margaret Richardson, E. S. Lincoln, and the Case Institute of Technology regarding a written biography of Charles F. Brush, Sr.  Other files document Sawyer’s efforts to memorialize Brush through anniversary celebrations, commemorative plaques, and commission of the destroyer U.S.S. Brush in 1943.
Series 11: Margaret Richardson Biography of Charles F. Brush 1882-1954 This series consists of  typescript, research and correspondence created by Margaret Richardson related to her unpublished biography of Charles F. Brush.  Under contract to Dorothy Brush Walmsley, Richardson began her work and completed a rough draft but was not able to complete the biography and sold this material to Charles Baldwin Sawyer in 1954.
Subseries 1: Chapters 1948-1954 Organized by chapter heading, this subseries consists of a wide variety of materials, including chapter drafts, notes, newspaper clippings and copies of material from the personal papers of Dorothy Brush Walmsley, also referred to as the Sailaway Collection.
Subseries 2: Miscellaneous Files 1934-1953 Arranged alphabetically by author, this subseries consists of contract negotiations and other arrangements for the creation of a biography of Charles F. Brush by Margaret Richardson.
Subseries 3: Research Files 1882-1929 Arranged alphabetically by subject, this subseries consists of research files related to the creation of a biography of Charles F. Brush by Margaret Richardson. Included in these files are newspaper clippings, handwritten and typed transcriptions of materials in the personal papers of Dorothy Brush Walmsley, also referred to as the Sailaway Collection.
Series 12: Harry Eisenman Dissertation on Charles F. Brush, Sr. 1943-1967 This series consists of the 1967 doctoral dissertation written by Harry Eisenman on the subject of Charles F. Brush.  Also included in this series are Eisenman’s research files created during the course of his doctoral studies.
Series 13: Photographs and Drawings 1880-1954 This series includes portraits of Brush, Brush with his scientific contemporaries, his birthplace Walnut Hill, his home on Euclid Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio including images of his basement laboratory at that house, assorted images of equipment and machines that he used there, and his backyard windmill. Included in this series are glass plate negatives of many of these images and negatives and prints taken as part of his experiments in gravitation and his study of gasses. Also of note are drawings of his backyard windmill.
Series 14: Audio-Visual 1954, 1963 This series consists of a 1963 film featuring Charles Baldwin Sawyer discussing the life of Charles F. Brush, six reel-to-reel tapes of interviews with friends and colleagues of Brush, and 2 LP records of the May 1954 Brush plaque unveiling on Public Square in Cleveland, Ohio, which celebrated the 75th anniversary of Brush lighting the square with his arc lights.
Series 15: Artifacts no date This series includes memorabilia and reproductions of equipment related to arc lighting including small arc lamps, an arc light scale, and parts of an arc lighting system.

Box list

Box

Folder

Folder Title

Series 1: Correspondence
Subseries 1: Family and Personal

1

1

To Charles F. Brush, Jr., 1911-1913

1

1

  • October 22, 1911: Charles, Jr., studies and social life; work Charles, Sr., is doing at home

1

1

  • November 10, 1911: Charles, Jr., cold, Charles, Sr., in Boston for Thanksgiving

1

1

  • December 18, 1911: Charles F., Sr. alone at home, Christmas gifts

1

1

  • March 14, 1912: Charles, Jr., academic record for first semester at Harvard

1

1

  • October 23, 1912: Charles F., Jr. tired at school, Charles F., Sr. duck hunting

1

1

  • September 21, 1913: directions for preparation of cement

1

1

  • September 23, 1913: $50.00 birthday check, Perry Centennial

1

1

  • October 2, 1913: Charles, Jr., studies

1

1

  • October 8, 1913: Charles, Sr., duck hunting

1

1

  • October 12, 1913: Charles, Jr., to retake French qualifier

1

1

  • October 12, 1913: clipping “Back to the Bush” enclosed with previous letter

1

1

  • October 14, 1913: words of encouragement to Charles F., Jr. and copy of letter to his Dean, B.S. Hurlbut, at Harvard

1

1

  • October 25, 1913: talk of tutor for French for Charles, Jr.

1

1

  • October 31, 1913: appeal of academic probation for Charles, Jr.

1

1

  • November 10, 1913: severe snowstorm in Cleveland

1

1

  • November 13, 1913: academic progress of Charles F., Jr., news of Helene Brush, Charles F., Sr. travel plans to Washington, D.C. and his work on gravitation experiments

1

1

  • November 30, 1913: Thanksgiving day visitors and gravitation experiments

1

1

  • December 7, 1913: general news of weather, family and laboratory work

1

1

  • December 14, 1913: Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory, laboratory work on gravitation

1

2

To Charles F., Jr., and Dorothy Brush, 1914-1917

1

2

  • July 6, 1914: academic record for year at Harvard

1

2

  • August 1, 1914: visit with the John Severance family

1

2

  • August 3, 1914: advice to Charles F., Jr. regarding travel in Europe at the outbreak of world war one

1

2

  • August 6, 1914: travel advice for Charles F., Jr. and travel plans for Charles F., Sr.

1

2

  • November 24, 1914: bird shooting, the Mather wedding and Thanksgiving Day plans

1

2

  • December 3, 1914: Thanksgiving Day events, Cleveland weather and Christmas plans

1

2

  • December 10, 1914: Christmas plans, Ambassador Herrick greetings on return to Cleveland

1

2

  • October 25, 1915: news of Edna, Roger, Charles and Roslyn and their car troubles on Euclid Avenue

1

2

  • November 2, 1916: American Philosophical Society meeting at Nela Park, family visitors, lab work

1

2

  • November 28, 1916: magnetic photography, gravitation papers, opera in Cleveland

1

2

  • February 3, 1917: Charles F., Sr. lab work, zero degree temperatures in Cleveland

1

2

  • April 28, 1917: Charles F., Sr. co-author with Sir Robert Hadfield, plowing the garden lot on Euclid Avenue and fields at the Richfield farm for food production in the war effort

1

2

  • May 28, 1917: Charles F., Jr. registering for the armed forces, commencement, Edna summer plans

1

2

  • June 6, 1917: Charles, Jr., in the Army; enclosed F. A. Scott’s recommendation for commission as first lieutenant in ordnance officer’s reserve corps.

1

2

  • July 30, 1917: very hot temperatures in Cleveland, Edna departs, dinner guests

1

2

  • August 6, 1917: Charles F., Sr. cover letter with Frank A. Scott letter giving permission for trip out west

1

2

  • August 6, 1917: telegram regarding Charles F., Jr. return from Montana

1

2

  • September 14, 1917: whereabouts of keys for Charles F., Jr. and Dorothy luggage, golf, autumn in Cleveland

1

2

  • September 18, 1917: to Dorothy regarding joining international YWCA if Charles, Jr., is called to service

1

2

  • September 19, 1917: birthday wishes to Charles F., Jr., call to service telegram

1

2

  • October 2, 1917: Charles F., Sr. reminisces about his first apartment at Prospect Court and comments on the news from Dorothy of life in Washington, D.C.

1

2

  • October 13, 1917: Charles F., Sr. trip to Boston and visit with Arthur Edwin Kennelly and Dugal Caleb Jackson at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1

2

  • October 22, 1917: lab work with nickel-chromium steel sent by Sir Robert Hadfield, duck hunting, fire in the coal pile

1

2

  • October 30, 1917: fire consumes the building next to the Arcade with damages due to flooding in the basement

1

2

  • November 8, 1917: Charles F., Sr. describes a trip taken by a Cleveland delegation of the Y.M.C.A. to Camp Sherman in Chillicothe

1

2

  • November 26, 1917: Thanksgiving Day events, football games, family visits

1

2

  • December 7, 1917: Charles F., Jr. considers a transfer, plans for Christmas holiday

1

2

  • December 29, 1917: nitrogen experiment, equipment ordered from Warner and Swasey

1

3

To Charles F., Jr., and Dorothy Brush, January-July 1918

1

3

  • January 5, 1918: shipping chemistry books to Washington, D.C

1

3

  • January 18, 1918: family friends’ marriages and deaths noted

1

3

  • January 26, 1918: to Dorothy regarding her amusing tales of housekeeping, long cold spell in Cleveland depleting coal supplies

1

3

  • February 2, 1918: Roger Perkins returns from the war in Europe

1

3

  • February 27, 1918: Charles, Jr., reassignment

1

3

  • March 7, 1918: details of the magnetic flux apparatus and other developments in the Euclid Avenue laboratory

1

3

  • March 14, 1918: golf and travel plans in New Jersey

1

3

  • April 3, 1918: plans to meet after the American Philosophical Society annual meeting, laboratory work, Arcade Company dividend checks drawn up

1

3

  • April 13, 1918: to Dorothy regarding Arcade Company dividend check

1

3

  • May 3, 1918: spring cleaning underway in the Euclid Avenue home

1

3

  • May 10, 1918: regarding upcoming visit of Charles F., Jr.

1

3

  • May 16, 1918: to the Hotel Winton for a dinner meeting with Edna presiding, Dorothy not feeling well

1

3

  • May 28, 1918: Dorothy feeling better, Liberty Loan drive completed

1

3

  • June 25, 1918: financial affairs, with enclosed note on viewing the eclipse in Alabama from W.W. Campbell of the Eclipse Expedition at Goldendale, Washington

1

3

  • July 5, 1918: to Dorothy regarding her hectic schedule and hopes to cross paths soon, summer weather and family news

1

3

  • July 28, 1918: news from family visiting Edna in New Hampshire

1

4

To Charles F., Jr., and Dorothy Brush, August-December 1918

1

4

  • August 6, 1918: Charles F., Jr. and Roger Perkins wartime duties, family travels

1

4

  • August 15, 1918: Charles F., Jr. wartime duties. Enclosed letter (August 12, 1918) from G.W. Mead on request for workers to help Charles F., Jr. in his research

1

4

  • August 28, 1918: heat wave in Cleveland, Ohio, Charles F., Jr. buys a car

1

4

  • September 9, 1918: to Dorothy regarding her activities and interests, Charles F., Sr. dines with her family

1

4

  • September 12, 1918: family news and books for Charles F., Jr.

1

4

  • September 18, 1918: transferred of 1000 shares of Union Carbide stock to Charles F., Jr. for his 25th birthday

1

4

  • September 27, 1918: Charles F., Sr. visits with Ted Brown and Charles Baldwin Sawyer, is sending more books

1

4

  • October 9, 1918: stock dividends, liberty loan drive

1

4

  • November 2, 1918: Charles F., Jr.'s new home, family travel news, influenza epidemic, two enclosures

1

4

  • November 15, 1918: to Dorothy regarding her new home and servants, influenza abating in Cleveland

1

4

  • November 22, 1918: World War I ends, Cleveland, Ohio celebrations, career plans for Charles F., Jr., War Exposition on the lake front

1

4

  • December 6, 1918: wartime shortages end but influenza returns, female conductors disrupt streetcar service in Cleveland, Ohio

1

4

  • December 19, 1918: Charles, Sr., to visit Charles, Jr., and Dorothy for Christmas

1

4

  • December 30, 1918: Charles F., Sr. returns to Cleveland from Alabama, Christmas news

1

5

Between Charles F., Sr., Charles F., Jr., and Dorothy Brush, 1919

1

5

  • January 3, 1919: stock dividends and other financial matters

1

5

  • March 2, 1919: Dorothy to Charles F., Sr. describing Hawaiian vacation

1

5

  • April 7, 1919: Dorothy to Charles F., Sr., describing entertainment aboard the S.S. Tenyo Maru sailing from Hawaii to Yokohama

1

5

  • April 10, 1919: Charles F., Jr., to Charles F., Sr., on arriving in Japan and tentative itinerary for the rest of the trip

1

5

  • April 17, 1919: Charles F., Jr., to Charles F., Sr., describing Japanese cities and culture

1

5

  • April 22, 1919: Dorothy to Charles F., Sr., describing landscapes and people in Japan

1

5

  • May 2, 1919:Charles F., Jr., to Charles F., Sr., describing travels in the Japanese countryside; includes photo of Dorothy feeding deer in Nara, Japan

1

5

  • May 12, 1919: Charles F., Sr., to Dorothy comments on her descriptions of travel and Japan

1

5

  • May 14, 1919: Charles F., Jr., to Charles F., Sr., regarding plans to travel in China, the Philippines, Java and Australia, description of theater in Tokyo

1

5

  • June 18, 1919: Charles F., Jr., to Charles F., Sr., describing labor and political unrest in China

1

5

  • June 22, 1919: Dorothy to Charles F., Sr., describing Peking and the people of China

1

5

  • June 28, 1919: Charles F., Jr., to Charles F., Sr., preparations to leave China and travel to Java

1

5

  • July 7, 1919: Charles F., Sr., to Dorothy, news of family, street car strikes and record heat in Cleveland, Ohio

1

5

  • July 18, 1919: Dorothy to Charles F., Sr., describing hiking in a tropical thunderstorm, Philippine independence

1

5

  • July 29, 1919: Charles F., Jr., to Charles F., Sr., describes cities in China and future travel plans

1

5

  • August 7, 1919: Charles F., Sr., to Dorothy regarding his summer travel plans

1

5

  • August 20, 1919: Dorothy to Charles F., Sr., regarding Malayan tour; with photo of Rajah Abdul Rashiid

1

5

  • August 29, 1919: Charles F., Jr. to Charles F., Sr. regarding travel in Sumatra

1

5

  • September 6, 1919: Charles F., Sr., to Charles F., Jr. relating news from Captain Perley from the Sheffield works

1

5

  • October 1, 1919: Charles F. Jr., to Charles F. Sr. regarding travels in Java

1

5

  • October 12, 1919: Dorothy to Charles F., Sr., regarding travels in the far east

1

6

Between Charles F., Sr., Charles F., Jr., and Dorothy Brush, 1920

1

6

  • March 16, 1920: Dorothy to Charles F., Sr. describes homemaking in Cambridge, Massachusetts

1

6

  • April 16, 1920: Charles F., Jr., to Charles F., Sr. regarding business ventures and building a home in Cleveland, Ohio

1

6

  • April 16, 1920: Charles F., Sr., to Dorothy with family news and hopes for a trip to Boston

1

6

  • May 8, 1920: Dorothy to Charles F., Sr. regarding the social life in Cambridge and hiring servants

1

6

  • May 15, 1920: Charles F., Jr., to Charles F., Sr., regarding work on the thermophone and building a home in Cleveland

1

6

  • June 7, 1920: Charles F., Jr., to Charles F., Sr. regarding real estate in Cleveland and business affairs in Cambridge

1

6

  • June 17, 1920: Charles F., Sr. to Dorothy helping with the search for a home in Cleveland

1

6

  • June 21, 1920: Charles F., Jr., to Charles F., Sr. regarding buying and selling various stocks

1

6

  • June 22, 1920: Charles F., Sr., to Charles F., Jr., continues to search for a home for them in Cleveland, stock sales and business developments in Cambridge

1

6

  • July 9, 1920: Charles F., Jr., to Charles F., Sr. with thanks for finding a home for them in Cleveland, Dorothy's baby is due any day

1

6

  • July 9, 1920: Charles F., Sr. to Dorothy regarding purchase and preparation of the Thwing house in the Wade Park allotment

1

6

  • July 14, 1920: Charles F., Jr., to Charles F., Sr. regarding the Thwing house, stock purchases and laboratory work

1

6

  • July 14, 1920: Dorothy to Charles F., Sr. with thanks for all his help securing the Thwing house, career plans for Charles F., Jr. in the future and arrangements for the impending birth of her child

1

6

  • July 25, 1920: Charles F., Jr., to Charles F., Sr., regarding birth of his daughter Jane

1

6

  • July 26, 1920: Charles F., Jr., to Charles F., Sr., regarding the new baby and lab work

1

6

  • July 29, 1920: Charles F., Sr. to Dorothy with congratulations on the birth of her daughter Jane

1

6

  • August 1, 1920: Charles F., Jr., to Charles F., Sr., regarding arrangements for a car and a load of coal for their new home in Cleveland

1

6

  • August 23, 1920: Charles F., Jr., to Charles F., Sr., regarding his upcoming move to Cleveland

1

6

  • September 9, 1920: Charles F., Sr., to Dorothy regarding her upcoming move to Cleveland

1

6

  • September 15, 1920: Driver-Harris Company to Charles F., Jr. regarding his order of Therlo and Grade A Nickel Wire

1

6

  • September 17, 1920: Charles F., Jr., to Driver-Harris Company with payment for his most recent order

1

6

  • September 17, 1920: Charles F., Jr., to State Street Trust with a deposit and change of address information to his new home at 11109 Bellflower Avenue in Cleveland (the Thwing house)

1

6

  • September 17, 1920: Charles F., Jr., to landlord of Shady Hill Square in Boston regarding the balance of his rent for September

1

6

  • September 17, 1920: Charles F., Jr., to Leeds and Northrup Company regarding repair of equipment damaged in shipping

1

7

Between Charles F., Sr., Charles F., Jr., and Dorothy Brush, 1923-1926

1

7

  • August 22, 1923: Charles F., Sr., to Charles F., Jr., regarding telegraphing of $200

1

7

  • September 27, 1923: Charles F., Jr., to Mr. Blossom regarding reason for not contributing to the Cleveland Orchestra

1

7

  • April 24, 1924: Charles F., Sr., to Charles F., Jr., regarding securing a hotel room in Washington, D.C.

1

7

  • July 7, 1924: Thompson, Hine & Flory to Charles F., Jr., regarding Adeline B. Brush estate

1

7

  • December 4, 1924: Charles F., Sr., to Charles F., Jr. regarding letter of introduction to George Mead, Union Carbide Corporation

1

7

  • August 15, 1925: Charles F., Jr., and Dorothy to Charles F., Sr., regarding their voyage on the S.S. Homeric on the way to England

1

7

  • August 24, 1925: Charles F., Sr., to Charles F., Jr., regarding alloy experiments

1

7

  • August 14, 1926: Dorothy to Charles F., Sr. regarding summer on Long Island

1

7

  • August 31, 1926: Dorothy to Charles F., Sr., telegram regarding Charles F., Jr.'s emergency appendectomy

1

7

  • September 1, 1926: Dorothy to Charles F., Sr., describing Charles F., Jr.'s attack of appendicitis and plans for recuperation

1

7

  • September 2, 1926: Dorothy to Charles F., Sr., good prognosis for Charles F., Jr

1

7

  • September 4, 1926: Charles F., Jr., to Charles F., Sr. reports feeling better

1

7

  • September 7, 1926: Charles F., Sr., to Charles F., Jr. reporting that the children arrived safely in Cleveland

1

7

  • September 10, 1926: Charles F., Sr., to Charles F., Jr. reports the children are well and the laboratory staff are cheerful and busy

1

7

  • September 12, 1926: Charles F., Jr., to Charles F., Sr. checked out of the hospital, grateful for help with the children

1

7

  • September 17, 1926: Dorothy to Charles F., Sr. describes golf game and missing the children

1

7

  • September 20, 1926: Charles F., Sr., to Dorothy updates from Cleveland

1

7

  • September 23, 1926: Charles F., Jr., to Charles F., Sr. reports that he is well enough to golf every day and will leave on a motor trip to Quebec on October 1st.

1

8

Between Charles F., Sr., and Dorothy Brush, 1927-1929

1

8

  • June 14, 1927: Dorothy to Charles F., Sr. regarding Lindbergh parade in New York, golf and theater camp

1

8

  • June 19, 1927: Dorothy to Charles F., Sr. describes her visit to the Smith campus

1

8

  • July 6, 1927: Dorothy to Charles F., Sr. regarding accommodations at the Ark in East Jaffrey, New Hampshire

1

8

  • July 8, 1927: Dorothy to Charles F., Sr., telegram confirming change in accommodations to The Ark in East Jaffrey, New Hampshire

1

8

  • July 12, 1927: Dorothy to Charles F., Sr., postcards of The Ark in East Jaffrey, New Hampshire

1

8

  • July 13, 1927: Charles F., Sr., to Dorothy with news of family and friends in Cleveland

1

8

  • July 17, 1927: Dorothy to Charles F., Sr. with news of Charles F. Brush, III

1

8

  • July 24, 1927: Dorothy to Charles F., Sr., remembering daughter Jane on her birthday

1

8

  • July 25, 1927: Charles F., Sr., to Dorothy bemused by a visiting nephew, Bert Phillips

1

8

  • August 2, 1927: Dorothy to Charles F., Sr. regarding a visit with Hortense Brooks, activities with the theater camp and Richfield farm

1

8

  • August 8, 1927: Charles F., Sr., to Dorothy with news from home and support for her activities

1

8

  • August 9, 1927: Dorothy to Charles F., Sr. instructions for financial matters and details of her activities

1

8

  • August 23, 1927: Dorothy to Charles F., Sr., regarding her plans for winter in New York

1

8

  • August 26, 1927: Charles F., Sr., to Dorothy regarding renting the Thwing house and family news

1

8

  • September 11, 1927: Dorothy to Charles F., Sr. regarding gifts she will make in Charles F., Jr.'s name to his friends, including Brooks Shepard

1

8

  • October 28, 1927: Dorothy to Charles F., Sr. on settling in New York with Charles F. III

1

8

  • November 6, 1927: Dorothy to Charles F., Sr. more on settling in New York

1

8

  • November 8, 1927: Charles F., Sr., to Dorothy regarding election day in Cleveland and travels down east

1

8

  • November 11, 1927: Dorothy to Charles F., Sr. reminiscence of Armistice Day, 1917; account of recently breaking her nose

1

8

  • November 16, 1927: Charles F., Sr., to Dorothy with sympathy for her broken nose

1

8

  • December 2, 1927: Charles F., Sr., to Dorothy regarding the evils of coffee

1

8

  • December 10, 1927: Dorothy to Charles F., Sr., regarding visit to Cleveland

1

8

  • December 21, 1927: Dorothy to Charles F., Sr., regarding Christmas present and Brush Foundation

1

8

  • January 3, 1928: Charles F., Sr., to Dorothy with wishes for happy holidays

1

8

  • January 4, 1928: Dorothy to Charles F., Sr., regarding life in Bermuda and Brush Foundation, with a postcard from Charles F., III

1

8

  • January 19, 1928: Charles F., Sr., to Dorothy regarding her feelings about New York and his busy schedule

1

8

  • January 19, 1928: Charles F., Sr., to Charles F., III thanking him for his postcard

1

8

  • January 20, 1928: : Dorothy to Charles F., Sr. regarding golf and friends in Bermuda

1

8

  • January 30, 1928: Charles F., Sr., to Dorothy with news of the Brush Foundation

1

8

  • February 6, 1928:Dorothy to Charles F., Sr. regarding Edna's visit; reminiscence on early birth control work in Cleveland and high hopes for the Brush Foundation

1

8

  • March 3, 1928: Charles F., Sr., to Dorothy with news from home

1

8

  • March 21, 1928: Charles F., Sr., to Dorothy regarding selection of board members for the Brush Foundation

1

8

  • April 23, 1928: Dorothy to Charles F., Sr. regarding pictures of herself and Charles F., III

1

8

  • May 7, 1928: Charles F., Sr., to Dorothy regarding the Franklin Medal and a quick visit to New York

1

8

  • May 9, 1928: Dorothy to Charles F., Sr. regarding his visit to New York

1

8

  • May 15, 1928: Charles F., Sr., to Dorothy regarding arrival in New York

1

8

  • May 31, 1928: Brooks Shepard to Dorothy Brush regarding Franklin Medal award ceremony, Shepard family news and the Brush Foundation

1

8

  • July 18, 1928: Charles F., Sr., to Dorothy with family and Brush Foundation news

1

8

  • August 6, 1928: Dorothy to Charles F., Sr. regarding her stay at the Paradise Ranch in Wyoming

1

8

  • August 20, 1928: Charles F., Sr., to Dorothy describing a special cruise on the William G. Mather including a visit to the Mather summer estate Ishpeming

1

8

  • October 17, 1928: Charles F., Sr., to Dorothy with news of family and the Richfield Farm park

1

8

  • December 17, 1928: Charles F., Sr., to Dorothy regarding Christmas presents he has sent

1

8

  • December 26, 1928: Dorothy to Charles F., Sr., with thanks for his Christmas gifts and plans to attend the upcoming Brush Foundation meeting

1

8

  • January 30, 1929: Dorothy to Charles F., Sr., regarding a donation to the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests in Charles F., Jr.'s name

1

8

  • February 4, 1929: Dorothy to Charles F., Sr. reporting ill health for Charles F., III

1

8

  • February 8, 1929: Charles F., Sr., to Dorothy pledging $100.00 to the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests

1

8

  • February 25, 1929: Charles F., Sr., to Dorothy with thanks for a Birthday gift

1

8

  • March 26, 1929:Charles F., Sr., to Dorothy telegram best wishes for her trip

1

9

Between Charles F. Brush, Sr., Charles F. Brush, Jr., Edna Brush Perkins (daughter), Roger (son-in-law), Charles B (grandson). and Rogers Perkins (grandson)

1

9

  • July 27, 1919: Charles F., Jr., to Edna regarding trip to Philippines; includes 12 photographs

1

9

  • September 3, 1919: Edna to Charles F., Sr. regarding the rainy weather in Rhode Island

1

9

  • January 11, 1922: Edna to Charles F., Sr., regarding sailing to Algiers

1

9

  • September 28, 1922: Edna to Charles F., Sr. regarding painting in Provincetown and a trip to New York to launch her book "The White Heart of Mojave"

1

9

  • October 24, 1922: Roger to Charles F., Sr. regarding his trip to England

1

9

  • December 2, 1922: Edna to Charles F., Sr. regarding her visit at Christmas and winter in Rhode Island

1

9

  • December 15, 1922: Charles F., Sr., to Charles B. with $25.00 for Christmas

1

9

  • December 15, 1922: Charles F., Sr., to Roger with $50.00 for Christmas

1

9

  • December 30, 1922: Edna to Charles F., Sr. with thanks for Christmas gift

1

9

  • January 17, 1923: Charles B. to Charles F., Sr., with thanks for Christmas gift and details of European trip

1

9

  • January 18, 1923: Roger to Charles F., Sr., regarding travel in Europe

1

9

  • January 19, 1923: Charles F., Sr., to Postmaster regarding forwarding mail to Edna while she is in Europe; Postmaster to Charles F., Sr., regarding forwarding mail to Edna while she is in Europe, January 19, 1923-January 26, 1923

1

9

  • January 31, 1923: Edna to Charles F., Sr., regarding travels in Algeria

1

9

  • February 11, 1923: Edna to Charles F., Sr., postcard of a desert town in her travels

1

9

  • February 12, 1923: Roger to Charles F., Sr. postcard regarding the many camels he has encountered

1

9

  • February 17, 1923: Roger to Charles F., Sr. regarding shops in Kairouan

1

9

  • March 14, 1923: Edna to Charles F., Sr., regarding travels in the Middle East and discussion about the Walnut Hill homestead

1

9

  • April 29, 1923: Edna to Charles F., Sr. regarding her stay in New York and avoiding a Margaret Sanger lecture

1

9

  • May 4, 1923: Edna to Charles F., Sr., regarding Adela and arrangements to move into the Walnut Hill homestead

1

9

  • May 16, 1923: Edna to Mr. Brodie regarding Roger's Higbee stock

1

9

  • May 30, 1923: Edna to Charles F., Sr. regarding her decision to move to the Walnut Hill homestead, end of school year and summer plans

1

9

  • June 19, 1923: Edna to Charles F., Sr. regarding the Walnut Hill homestead

1

9

  • October 8, 1923: To Edna regarding Cleveland Arcade Company dividend check

1

9

  • July 15, 1925:Charles F., Sr., to Edna regarding laboratory work and family news

1

9

  • July 16, 1925: Charles F., Sr., to Edna regarding profits from sale of properties in Cleveland

1

9

  • July 18, 1925: Edna to Charles F., Sr. regarding work on her new book and summer plans

1

9

  • January 26, 1927: Edna to Charles F., Sr. regarding travels in France

1

9

  • February 28, 1927: Charles F., Sr., to Edna regarding her health and family news

1

9

  • March 28, 1927: Charles F., Sr., to Charles B. with birthday gift

1

9

  • July 5, 1927: Edna to Charles F., Sr. regarding her busy summer

1

9

  • July 9, 1927: Charles F., Sr., to Edna regarding family visits

1

9

  • July 11, 1927: Edna to Charles F., Sr. regarding her busy summer in Provincetown

1

9

  • July 23, 1927: Charles F., Sr., to Edna regarding family visitors and his new exercise machine

1

9

  • July 28, 1927: Edna to Charles F., Sr., regarding financial matters

1

9

  • August 3, 1927: Charles F., Sr., to Edna regarding Bobby's (nephew) operation

1

9

  • August 8, 1927: Edna to Charles F., Sr. regarding summer activities

1

9

  • August 16, 1927: Charles F., Sr., to Edna with news of family

1

9

  • September 8, 1927: Edna to Charles F., Sr. regarding her painting and E. Ambrose Webster

1

9

  • September 13, 1927: Charles F., Sr., to Edna regarding family and weather in Cleveland

1

9

  • October 21, 1927: Charles F., Sr.,. to Charles B. regrets he cannot visit Union college while in Schenectady, New York

1

9

  • January 12, 1928: Edna to Charles F., Sr. regarding her voyage to Bermuda

1

9

  • January 21, 1928: Edna to Charles F., Sr., more about her voyage to Bermuda

1

9

  • February 3, 1928: Edna to Charles F., Sr., regarding visit with Dorothy while in Bermuda

1

9

  • February 11, 1928: Charles F., Sr., to Edna regarding her stay in Bermuda and appointees to the Maternal Health Association board

1

9

  • March 26, 1928: Charles F., Sr., to Charles B. regarding $1,000 bond for birthday

1

9

  • April 3, 1928: Charles B. to Charles F., Sr., with thanks for birthday gift

1

9

  • June 7, 1928: Charles F., Sr., to Charles B., regarding money paid out on a bond

1

9

  • July, 1928: Edna to Charles F., Sr. regarding construction of her new house

1

9

  • July, 1928: Edna to Charles F., Sr. regarding construction of her new house and exhibiting her paintings

1

9

  • July 11, 1928: Edna to Charles F., Sr. congratulations on establishing the Charles F. Brush Foundation and more about construction on her new house

1

9

  • July 17, 1928: Roger to Charles F., Sr., with enclosed letter praising the Charles F. Brush Foundation

1

9

  • July 24, 1928: Charles F., Sr., to Roger responding to several letters sent over the summer, mentions the Terminal Tower at night in flood light.

1

9

  • August 13, 1928: Edna to Charles F., Sr. regarding end of construction on the new house

1

9

  • August 17, 1928: Edna to Charles F., Sr., regarding cost of constructing the new house

1

9

  • August 21, 1928: Edna to Charles F., Sr., regarding adjusted cost of constructing the new house

1

9

  • August 25, 1928: Charles F., Sr., to Edna to send additional amount to cover the total cost of constructing the new house

1

9

  • August 25, 1928: Charles F., Sr., to Cleveland Trust regarding recent deposit

1

9

  • February 27, 1929: Charles F., Sr., to Charles B. funds paid out on a bond,

1

9

  • March 4, 1929: Roger (grandson) to Charles F., Sr., regarding his graduation present

1

9

  • March 11, 1929: Charles F., Sr., to Roger (grandson) regarding graduation gift of an automobile

1

9

  • March 19, 1929: Charles F., Sr., to Roger (grandson) regarding payment for his new automobile

1

9

  • March 23, 1929: Roger (grandson) to Charles F., Sr., with thanks for the payment on his new automobile

1

9

  • March 25, 1929: Charles F., Sr., to Charles B. regarding birthday check

1

9

  • March 25, 1929: Charles F., Sr., to Roger (grandson) regarding belated birthday check

1

9

  • March 25, 1929: Charles F., Sr., to Edna telegram with birthday greetings

1

9

  • March 26, 1929: Charles F., Sr., to Charles B. regarding admission to School of Foreign Services at Georgetown University with letter of recommendation enclosed

1

9

  • April 1, 1929: Charles B. to Charles F., Sr., with thanks for his recommendation letter and birthday gift

1

9

  • May 7, 1929: NHS (Charles F., Sr., secretary) to Roger (grandson) with remaining payment on his new automobile

1

9

  • July 9, 1929: NHS (Charles F., Sr., secretary) to Edna regarding funeral and estate of Charles F. Brush, Sr.

1

10

From Roslyn and James Weir (niece and nephew), 1920

1

10

  • February 15, 1920: Roslyn to Charles F., Sr., regarding Arizona travels

1

10

  • June 28, 1920: Roslyn to Charles F., Sr., regarding vacation in Canada

1

10

  • No date: James to Charles F., Sr., regarding Yale-Harvard game and Harvard dormitories

1

10

  • No date: : Roslyn to Charles F., Sr., regarding Arizona travels

1

11

Between Charles F., Brush, Sr., Gertrude Cleveland (niece) and Bob Cleveland (great nephew and Gertrude’s son), 1923-1929

1

11

  • July 1923: Gertrude to Charles F., Sr., regarding vacation in Canada

1

11

  • July 3, 1923: Gertrude to Charles F., Sr. regarding friends and family visiting in Canada

1

11

  • July 13, 1923: Gertrude to Charles F., Sr. regarding activities in Canada

1

11

  • June 28, 1924: Charles F., Sr., to Gertrude regarding social events in Cleveland

1

11

  • June 30, 1924: Gertrude to Charles F., Sr., regarding travel to Canada

1

11

  • July 5, 1924: Charles F., Sr., to Gertrude regarding shipment of her sewing machine and storms in Cleveland

1

11

  • July 12, 1924: Charles F., Sr., to Gertrude regarding a visit to Charles and Dorothy at Little Mountain

1

11

  • July 1924: Gertrude to Charles F., Sr. regarding the activities at Bigwin Inn

1

11

  • July 12, 1924: Gertrude to Charles F., Sr. news of vacation in Canada

1

11

  • July 16, 1924: Gertrude to Charles F., Sr., regarding vacation in Canada

1

11

  • July 24, 1924: Charles F., Sr., to Gertrude regarding family visitors and the Brush monument at Lakeview Cemetery

1

11

  • July 3, 1925: Charles F., Sr., to Gertrude regarding household activities

1

11

  • July 13, 1925: Charles F., Sr., to Gertrude regarding the pets and social activities

1

11

  • August 28, 1925: Charles F., Sr., to Gertrude regarding the pets and visitors

1

11

  • September 4, 1925: Charles F., Sr., to Gertrude regarding family visits

1

11

  • May 28, 1926: WJB to Gertrude regarding flowers sent to the Wade funeral

1

11

  • June 30, 1926: Charles F., Sr., to Gertrude regarding Rusty, the dog, and tree-trimming

1

11

  • July 2, 1926: Charles F., Sr., to Gertrude regarding the death of Mary Jane Hamilton, Dorothy's mother

1

11

  • August 11, 1926: Charles F., Sr., to Gertrude telegram regarding mail that has been forwarded to her

1

11

  • September 3, 1926: Charles F., Sr., to Gertrude regarding Charles F., Jr., appendectomy

1

11

  • October 30, 1926: Charles F., Sr., to Gertrude telegram regarding communications between Toledo and Cleveland

1

11

  • November 2, 1926: Charles F., Sr., to Bob regarding a University of Michigan alumni event and football game in Philadelphia and a local celebration honoring Brush for his work in electricity

1

11

  • December 26, 1926: Bob to Charles F., Sr., regarding his classes aboard the S.S. Ryndam University Cruise

1

11

  • July 3, 1927: Gertrude to Charles F., Sr., regarding vacation in Canada

1

11

  • July 5, 1927: Gertrude to Charles F., Sr. regarding sunbathing and screening the cottage porch

1

11

  • July 7, 1927: Charles F., Sr., to Gertrude regarding family activities in Cleveland

1

11

  • July 11, 1927: Gertrude to Charles F., Sr. regarding visitors and the weather in Canada

1

11

  • July 14, 1927: Charles F., Sr., to Gertrude regarding the pets, visitors and using his exercise machine

1

11

  • July 17, 1927: Gertrude to Charles F., Sr., regarding vacation in Canada

1

11

  • July 21, 1927: Charles F., Sr., to Gertrude regarding an automobile trip to his birthplace with visiting family

1

11

  • July 21, 1927: Gertrude to Charles F., Sr., regarding her health, her activities and visitors to her cottage in Canada

1

11

  • July 28, 1927: Charles F., Sr., to Gertrude regarding her return to Cleveland

1

11

  • August 2, 1927: Charles F., Sr., to Gertrude telegram regarding the arrival of Dr. Weir in Orillia, Ontario

1

11

  • August 2, 1927: Gertrude to Charles F., Sr., telegram regarding prognosis for Bob and money received

1

11

  • August 2, 1927: Gertrude to Charles F., Sr., describing the trip to the hospital with Bob, his diagnosis, surgery and hospital bills

1

11

  • August 6, 1927: Charles F., Sr., to Gertrude regarding clothing and sundries being brought to her in Canada by Mrs. Schirg

1

11

  • August 11, 1927: Gertrude to Charles F., Sr., regarding medical bills and the prognosis for Bob

1

11

  • August 13, 1927: Gertrude to Charles F., Sr., regarding surgical fees

1

11

  • August 15, 1927: Charles F., Sr., to Gertrude regarding funds to pay medical bills for Bob

1

11

  • January 18, 1928: Gertrude to Charles F., Sr., regarding the fresh air and sunshine in Daytona, Florida

1

11

  • January 20, 1928: Gertrude to Charles F., Sr., describing the people and attractions near Daytona, Florida

1

11

  • January 21, 1928: Charles F., Sr., to Gertrude regarding s blizzard in Cleveland and the death of Frank Billings

1

11

  • January 30, 1928: Charles F., Sr., to Gertrude regarding a deposit to her checking account and extending her stay in Daytona, Florida

1

11

  • July 9, 1928: Charles F., Sr., to Gertrude regarding social activities in Cleveland

1

11

  • July 11, 1928: Gertrude to Charles F., Sr., regarding to visit with Dorothy

1

11

  • July 16, 1928: Gertrude to Charles F., Sr. regarding the change of hotels in Massachusetts and more details of her visit with Dorothy

1

11

  • July 17, 1928: Charles F., Sr., to Gertrude regarding news of the Brush Foundation

1

11

  • July 24, 1928: Charles F., Sr., to Gertrude regarding family and friends visiting Cleveland

1

11

  • August 2, 1928: Charles F., Sr., to Gertrude regarding his lake cruise on the William G. Mather

1

11

  • October 17, 1928: Charles F., Sr., to Bob regarding his 21st birthday

1

11

  • October 20, 1928: Gertrude to Charles F., Sr. telegram regarding travels in New Bedford and to Dorothy

1

11

  • February 8, 1929: Charles F., Sr., to Gertrude regarding family dinners and the symphony in Cleveland

1

11

  • February 15, 1929: Charles F., Sr., to Gertrude regarding the selection of Charles Hopkinson to paint his portrait

1

11

  • February 27, 1929: Charles F., Sr., to Gertrude regarding the Rosa Ponselle concert in Cleveland

1

11

  • March 1, 1929: Charles F., Sr., to Gertrude telegram instructing her not to hurry in returning to Cleveland

1

11

  • March 1, 1929: Charles F., Sr., to Gertrude telegram instructing her not to hurry in returning to Cleveland

1

11

  • July 2, no year: Gertrude to Charles F., Sr., regarding vacation in Canada

1

11

  • No date: Gertrude to Charles F., Sr. regarding vacation in Canada

1

11

  • No date: Gertrude to Charles F., Sr. regarding learning the Charleston on vacation in Canada

1

12

From Elbert Phillips (nephew), 1923-1929

1

12

  • January 19, 1923: Elbert Phillips to Charles F., Sr., regarding travel in California, traffic in Los Angeles

1

12

  • April 1, 1923: Elbert Phillips to Charles F., Sr., regarding life in California; includes 2 postcards

1

12

  • April 20, 1923: Elbert Phillips to Charles F., Sr., regarding life in Pasadena, California

1

12

  • May 15, 1923: Elbert Phillips to Charles F., Sr., regarding visit to San Francisco, includes newspaper clipping of prehistoric giant man

1

12

  • January 20, 1924: Elbert Phillips to Charles F., Sr.,  describing California and Pasadena specifically, Includes 2 postcards

1

12

  • April 9, 1924: Elbert Phillips to Charles F., Sr., describing California and Pasadena specifically,

1

12

  • November 4, 1924: Elbert Phillips to Charles F., Sr., regarding life in Pasadena, California

1

12

  • January 23, 1925: Elbert Phillips to Charles F. Brush, Sr., with invitation to visit California,

1

12

  • April 15, 1925: Elbert Phillips to Charles F., Sr., regarding life in California

1

12

  • June 10, 1925: Elbert Phillips to Charles F., Sr., regarding meeting with Dr. Robert Millikan

1

12

  • July 13, 1925: Elbert Phillips to Charles F., Sr.,  regarding life in California

1

12

  • July 19, 1925: Elbert Phillips to Charles F., Sr., regarding family visitors to and travels in California

1

12

  • January 30, 1926: Elbert Phillips to Charles F., Sr., regarding West Indies cruise

1

12

  • February 21, 1926: Elbert Phillips to Charles F., Sr., with more speculation regarding West Indies cruise

1

12

  • April 21, 1926: Elbert Phillips to Charles F., Sr., regarding life in California

1

12

  • August 13, 1926: Elbert Phillips to Charles F., Sr. , with thanks for a gift

1

12

  • August 19, 1926: Elbert Phillips to Charles F., Sr., remarks on reading about Brush in the newspapers

1

12

  • October 30, 1926: Elbert Phillips to Charles F., Sr., regarding travel to Ohio

1

12

  • December 13, 1926: Elbert Phillips to Charles F., Sr., with invitation to visit California, December 13, 1926

1

12

  • December 23, 1927: Elbert Phillips to Charles F., Sr., with thanks for the Christmas gift

1

12

  • February 9, 1928: Elbert Phillips to Charles F., Sr., regarding activities in Pasadena

1

12

  • March 12, 1928: Elbert Phillips to Charles F., Sr., regarding working on his windshield

1

12

  • June 3, 1928: Elbert Phillips to Charles F., Sr., regarding travel plans for the summer

1

12

  • December 1, 1928: Elbert Phillips to Charles F., Sr., regarding experiments with matches, includes letter from Terence Cunneen to Elbert Phillips

1

12

  • February 15, 1929: Elbert Phillips to Charles F., Sr., includes cartoon and cottage pictures

1

12

  • October 29, 1929: Elbert Phillips to Charles F., Sr., with thanks for paying expenses to Hawaii

1

12

  • November 20, no year: Elbert Phillips to Charles F., Sr., requesting copies of writings on gravitation

2

1

Between Charles F. Brush, Sr. and Percy Brush (nephew), 1928

2

1

  • January 1928: Percy to Charles F., Sr., regarding genealogy

2

1

  • January 11, 1928: Charles F., Sr., to Percy regarding genealogy

2

2

Between Charles F. Brush, Sr., and Juliet Barrett Rublee

2

2

  • September 23, 1919: Juliet to Charles F. Sr. regarding psychic phenomena including psychic photography, with pamphlet and loose book pages enclosed

2

2

  • September 24, 1919: Juliet to Charles F., Sr.; includes newspaper clipping “Hidden Power of Ether”

2

2

  • December 17, 1922: Juliet to Charles F., Sr., regarding letter about gravitation article

2

2

  • January 8, 1925: Charles F., Sr., to Juliet regarding Italian electric car and inventor

2

2

  • May 12, 1925: Juliet to Charles F., Sr., regarding work of Dr. Hartman

2

2

  • May 20, 1925: Charles F., Sr., to Juliet regarding the theory of relativity and Albert Einstein

2

2

  • June 12, 1925: Juliet to Charles F., Sr., regarding patents of Dr. Hartman

2

2

  • June 23, 1925: Charles F., Sr., to Juliet regarding gravitation theories

2

2

  • January 3, 1926: Juliet to Charles F., Sr., regarding the Mastrangelo di Toralto electric car battery

2

2

  • May 13, 1927: Juliet to Charles F., Sr. telegram regarding visit to Cleveland

2

2

  • May 14, 1927: Charles F., Sr., to Juliet telegram inviting her and Maude Adams to dinner while in Cleveland

2

2

  • May 14, 1927: Juliet to Charles F., Sr., telegram accepting dinner invitation

2

2

  • June 4, 1927: Juliet to Charles F., Sr. with thanks for dinner and hopes for a full recovery for Jane

2

2

  • June 7, 1927: Charles F., Sr., to Juliet regarding death of Charles F., Jr., and his daughter Jane

2

2

  • February 13, 1929: Charles F., Sr., to Juliet expressing low regard for Albert Einstein and his recent works

2

2

  • July 10, no year: Juliet to Charles F., Sr., regarding the Brush Foundation and life in Mexico

2

3

Between Charles F. Brush, Sr., Alice (sister) and Adela (niece) Barrett, 1920-1925

2

3

  • July 23, 1920: Alice to Charles F., Sr., regarding high taxes and family visitors

2

3

  • December 29, 1922: Adela to Charles F., Sr., regarding Brush family estate matters

2

3

  • July 14, 1923: Adela to Charles F., Sr., regarding items in will
   
  • August 8, 1923: Charles F., Sr., to Alice regarding travel plans and family visits

2

3

  • July 4, 1925: Adela to Charles F., Sr., extending an invitation to visit with family in New Castle, New Hampshire

2

3

  • August 3, 1925: Adela to Charles F., Sr. regarding family visitors

2

3

  • August 18, 1925: Alice to Charles F., Sr. regarding his health

2

3

  • August 24, 1925: Charles F., Sr., to Adela regarding the demands of laboratory work

2

3

  • September 16, 1925: Charles F., Sr., to Adela regarding a tombstone for Adeline in Lakeview Cemetery

2

3

  • March 19, no year: Alice to Charles F., Sr. regarding a dream

2

4

From Alice (sister) and Samuel Barrett, 1890

2

4

  • August 4, 1890: Samuel to Charles F., Sr. regarding money sent to Alice

2

4

  • No date: Alice to Charles F., Sr. regarding money sent to her

2

4

  • No date: Alice to Charles F., Sr. regarding money sent to her and hopes for Edna to recover from measles

2

4

  • No date: Alice to Charles F., Sr. regarding summer travel plans

2

4

  • No date: Alice to Charles F., Sr. regarding her gratitude for money sent

2

5

From Katherine (niece), Edith (niece), and Victor Phillips (nephew), 1927-1928

2

5

  • August 9, 1927: Edith to Charles F., Sr. regarding a visit to Edna on Cape Cod

2

5

  • December 9, 1927: Katherine to Charles F., Sr., regarding thanks for letter of introduction

2

5

  • June 29, 1928: Victor to Charles F., Sr., regarding establishment of Brush Foundation

2

5

  • July 28, 1928: Edith to Charles F., Sr. regarding travel along the east coast

2

6

From Harriet Brush Carmichael (sister) and unknown authors to Charles F. Brush, Sr., 1889-1929

2

6

  • November 14, 1889: Harriet Brush Carmichael to Charles F., Sr. regarding payment for stocks

2

6

  • November 18, 1889: Harriet Brush Carmichael to Charles F. Sr., regarding receipt of a payment by check

2

6

  • December 30, 1889: Harriet Brush Carmichael to Charles F., Sr., regarding third receipt of the third payment for sale of stocks

2

6

  • February 6, 1890: Harriet Brush Carmichael to Charles F., Sr., regarding receipt of a check

2

6

  • July 9, no year: Harriet Brush Carmichael regarding receipt of a check and plans to visit Walnut Hill on the way back to Chicago from abroad

2

6

  • May 12, no year: author unknown to Charles F., Sr., regarding check received and weather in Chicago

2

6

  • February 19, no year: Harriet Brush Carmichael to Charles F., Sr., regarding receipt of a check

2

6

  • No date: author unknown to Charles F., Sr., regarding receipt of a check for double the usual amount and family travel plans

2

6

  • December 13, 1908: author unknown, to Charles F. Sr., romantic sentiments from a female suitor at Christmastime over the signature of Santa Claus

2

6

  • June 25, 1911: C. P. Hornbrook, to Charles F., Sr., requesting help with the sale of land in Wheeling, West Virginia

2

6

  • April 1920: Fanny Geer to Charles F., Sr., regarding work to be done at 13301 Euclid Avenue, includes April 22, 1920 invoice from Weber Lind, Co., with estimate of cost

2

6

  • January 21, 1922: Louise Peirce to Charles F., Sr., regarding The White Heart of Mojave

2

6

  • September 27, 1921: James Wallen to Charles F., Sr., regarding advertisement from Buffalo General Electric Co

2

6

  • October 19, 1922: Octavia Dix Fanning to Charles F., Sr., regarding sale of tickets to members of the United States Grand Opera Club

2

6

  • November 24, 1922: Octavia Dix Fanning to Charles F., Sr., regarding the 1922 season of Grand Opera by the United States Grand Opera Club, includes 4 brochures

2

6

  • January 15, 1924: W. A. Dalvinger to Charles F., Sr., regarding request for work; includes card of Frank Daughty

2

6

  • March 11, 1924: William Sanger to Charles F., Sr., regarding forwarding mail and renting Brush lands in Euclid, Ohio

2

6

  • May 17, 1924: wedding announcement of Theodosia Burton to George Rippey Stewart, Jr

2

6

  • March 17, 1925: Mabel Walker Willebrandt to Charles F., Sr., with thanks for his work on the Federal Grand Jury at Cleveland

2

6

  • April 23, 1925: Frank Youngman to Charles F., Sr., regarding his claim to the first theory of gravitation

2

6

  • June 30, 1925: wedding announcement of Mary Blackford to Harold North Fowle

2

6

  • December 10, 1926: Frank Blashfield to Charles F., Sr., regarding an estimate for renovating, voicing, tuning and repairing the organ at Trinity Cathedral in Cleveland

2

6

  • March 4, 1927: W.J.B. to Charles F., Sr., postcard from Alamo Plaza, Texas

2

6

  • March 15, 1927: Charles F., Sr., to Myron T. Herrick, U.S. Ambassador to France, telegraph requesting help notifying Edna Perkins of the death of her son John

2

6

  • March 17, 1927: Charles F., Sr., to Myron T. Herrick, Ambassador to France, telegraph to confirm notifying Edna Perkins of the death of her son John

2

6

  • March 17, 1927: Charles F., Sr., to Myron T. Herrick regarding details of the death of John Perkins

2

6

  • August 29, 1927: Leonides Estopinal to Charles F., Sr., requesting an autograph or other memento for his collection, includes printed tributes to General Estopina

2

6

  • March 23, 1928: Cleveland Chamber of Commerce to Charles F., Sr., awarding a medal for public service, includes clipping of Brush receiving medal

2

6

  • March 24, 1928: University Club to Charles F., Sr., regarding awarding of honorary membership

2

6

  • April 2, 1928: Charles F., Sr., to University Club regarding thank you for honorary membership

2

6

  • June 18, 1928: Fanny Geer to Charles F., Sr., regarding financial hardships and appeal for aid

2

6

  • September 19, 1928: William P. Belden to Charles F., Sr., regarding Cleveland Cliffs 50 year service anniversary celebration for William G. Mather

2

6

  • September 24, 1928: Charles F., Sr., to William G. Mather telegraph with congratulations on 50 year service anniversary at Cleveland Cliffs

2

6

  • September 24, 1928: W. H. Moulton to Charles F., Sr., regarding photo of Brush visit to William G. Mather at Ishpeming, Michigan

2

6

  • September 26, 1928: Charles F., Sr., to William G. Mather with thanks for photo of Brush visit to Ishpeming cottage

2

6

  • December 24, 1928: T. Wingate Todd to Charles F., Sr., with thanks for gift of a painting of a Scottish landscape

2

6

  • March 27, 1929: William G. Mather to Charles F., Sr., with belated birthday greetings

2

6

  • April 3, 1929: Mrs. A. W. Mackenzie to Charles F., Sr., requesting a loan to defray the cost of educating her daughter Alice

2

6

  • April 23, no year: William G. Mather regarding contributions to fund a portrait of Brush for the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce

2

6

  • No date: E. J. Maguire to Charles F., Sr., postcard from the Grounds of the W.J. Pendray residence, Victoria, British Columbia

2

6

  • No date: postcard of Green Island Cement Factories

2

7

Elihu Thomson correspondence relating to Charles F. Brush, Sr., 1882-1929 (microfilm reel #1)

2

7

Charles F. Brush, Sr., to Elihu Thomson

2

7

  • May 26, 1925: Acknowledgement of receipt of Thomson's paper: "Electrical Progress and its Unsolved Problems."

2

7

  • March 29, 1928: Telegram: Birthday congratulations to Thomson

2

7

  • August 14, 1928, Acknowledgement of reprint of the Franklin Institute Journal of 1878

2

7

  • August 29, 1928: Acknowledgement of Thomson's tribute to the late Professor Cross

2

7

R. S. Taylor to Elihu Thomson

2

7

  • February 1, 1886: litigation against Brush Electric Co., seeks support of Thomson in this suit

2

7

G. W. Stockley to Elihu Thomson

2

7

  • June 2, 1882: Thomson's decision to break his contract with American Electric Co. after Stockley bought a controlling block of stock

2

7

  • June 22, 1882: Thomson's decision to break his contract with American Electric Co. after Stockley bought a controlling block of stock

2

7

  • July 10, 1882: Stockley offers to sell his American Electric Co. stock to Thomson and Associates

2

7

  • July 17, 1882: American Electric Co. stock sale

2

7

  • July 26, 1882: American Electric Co. stock sale

2

7

  • July 31, 1882: American Electric Co. stock sale

2

7

  • April 28, 1883: examination of Thomson dynamo by Brush for patent infringement

2

7

  • May 15, 1883: more tests of Thomson dynamo made by Brush, 2 copies

2

7

Elihu Thomson to Charles F. Brush, Sr.

2

7

  • April 6, 1928: Thanks Brush for birthday telegram

2

7

Elihu Thomson to G. W. Stockley

2

7

  • May 31, 1882: Thomson's break with American Electric Co.

2

7

  • July 14, 1882: Stockley's sale of stock in American Electric Co.

2

7

  • May 18, 1883: reply to letter of May 15 regarding open coil method of dynamo operation

2

7

Elihu Thomson to Charles W. Price

2

7

  • July 18, 1926: brief sketch of dynamo history

2

7

Elihu Thomson to G. B. Grand

2

7

  • August 28, 1919: corrections to a paper on the history of electric lighting sent to Thomson by Grand; qualified Edison legend and mentions Brush's contribution in arc lighting

2

7

Letters from Dorothy Brush Walmsley, 1912-1922 (microfilm reel #2)

2

7

Charles F. Brush, Sr., to Charles F. Brush., Jr.

2

7

  • February 14, 1913: activities in Cleveland, lab work

2

7

  • February 26, 1913: lab work

2

7

Edna Brush Perkins to Charles F. Brush, Jr.

2

7

  • March 8, 1912: women's suffrage

2

7

Charles F. Brush, Sr., to Charles F. Brush, Jr.

2

7

  • March 30, 1912

2

7

  • April 4, 1912: life in Cleveland

2

7

  • May 12, 1912: life in Cleveland

2

7

  • May 26, 1912: advice to Jr. on taking exams

2

7

  • June 2, 1912: Charles F., Jr.'s, French exam

2

7

  • June 16, 1912: Charles F., Jr.'s, plans to come home

2

7

Edna Brush Perkins to Charles F. Brush, Jr.

2

7

  • June 3, 1912: talks of her new baby boy

2

7

Charles F. Brush, Sr. to Charles F. Brush, Jr.

2

7

  • January 6, 1914: Charles F, Jr.'s, victimization by a robber on a train

2

7

  • January 14, 1914: discusses lab experiments

2

7

  • June 29, 1914: Charles F., Jr., leaves for Europe

2

7

  • June 24, 1914: Charles F., Sr., class reunion

2

7

  • September 14, 1913

2

7

  • September 7, 1913

2

7

  • November 23, 1911

2

7

  • June 16, 1913: discusses proposed outing for Charles F. Brush, Jr.

2

7

Dorothy Brush from her mother

2

7

  • September 30, No year

2

7

Charles F. Brush, Sr., to Charles F. Brush, Jr.

2

7

  • February 21, 1914: mentions gravity experiments

2

7

  • March 2, 1914

2

7

  • March 19, 1914: paper on gravitation; Charles F. , Jr.'s, activities at school

2

7

  • March 20, 1914: use of Burette; his birthday; experiments

2

7

  • March 31, 1914: Charles F., Jr.'s, vacation plans; work on gravitation paper

2

7

  • April 10, 1914: Charles F., Jr.'s, plan for spring vacation

2

7

  • April 15, 1914: theory relativity; Charles F., Jr.'s, coming home

2

7

  • April 23, 1914: Charles F., Sr., arrives in Philadelphia for American Philosophical Society’s meeting

2

7

  • April 27, 1914: Charles F., Sr., mentions seeing and talking with Sir E. Rutherford at American Philosophical Society’s meeting

2

7

  • May 1, 1914: Charles F., Sr., takes steps to get Charles F., Jr., on European Expedition

2

7

  • May 11, 1914: plans for Charles F., Jr.'s, trip to Europe

2

7

  • May 18, 1914: plans for European trip; Charles F., Sr., will pay expenses

2

7

  • May 19, 1914: European trip

2

7

  • May 27, 1914: European trip

2

7

  • June 4, 1914: trip to Philadelphia. for N.E.L.A. and Franklin Institute

2

7

  • June 5, 1914: European trip

2

7

  • July 7, 1914: Charles F., Jr.'s, travels in Europe

2

7

  • August 16, 1914: life in Cleveland

2

7

  • August 28, 1914: Charles F., Jr.'s, travels in Europe

2

7

  • November 7, 1914: Charles F., Jr.'s, car stolen and returned

2

7

Edna Brush Perkins to Charles F. Brush, Jr.

2

7

  • November 15, 1914, suffrage movements and Edna's involvement

2

7

Charles F. Brush, Sr., to Charles F. Brush, Jr.

2

7

  • December 18, 1914: Charles F., Jr.'s, health and life at college

2

7

  • March 30, 1915

2

7

  • October 30, 1914: life in Cleveland

2

7

  • October 23, 1914: life in Cleveland

2

7

  • October 12, 1914

2

7

  • October 4, 1914: life in Cleveland

2

7

  • July 24, 1914

2

7

  • July 19, 1914: Charles F., Jr.'s, European trip

2

7

  • July 11, 1914: life in Cleveland

2

7

  • November 29, 1915: life in Cleveland

2

7

  • November 15, 1915: duck hunting

2

7

  • May 4, 1915: small talk

2

7

  • 1915: arrangements to meet in Charles F., Jr., in Philadelphia, note left at hotel desk for Jr.

2

7

  • April 22, 1915: affairs in Philadelphia

2

7

  • March 14, 1913

2

7

  • April 9, 1913

2

7

  • February 13, 1916: activities in Augusta, Georgia

2

7

  • February 27, 1916: Augusta, Georgia

2

7

  • April 13, 1916: lab work; American Philosophical Society’s meeting in Philadelphia

2

7

  • April 21, 1916: dynamo

2

7

  • June 2, 1916: small talk

2

7

  • July 23, 1916: activities at Bar Harbor

2

7

  • October 17, 1916: life in Cleveland

2

7

  • December 11, 1916: Charles F., Jr.'s, activities; lab work

2

7

  • September 2, 1913: activities at Winous Point Shooting Club

2

7

  • January 22, 1915: life in Cleveland, lab work

2

7

  • May 17, 1915: Cleveland; Charles F., Jr.'s, commencement

2

7

  • December 18, 1916: Charles F., Jr.'s, homecoming

2

7

  • November 13, 1916: life in Cleveland

2

7

  • August 4, 1916

2

7

  • July 17, 1916: trip to Bar Harbor; Charles F., Jr., arrives

2

7

  • May 9, 1916: lab work

2

7

  • April 1, 1916: life in Cleveland

2

7

  • March 8, 1916: news from Augusta, Georgia

2

7

  • February 21, 1916: news from Augusta, Georgia

2

7

  • January 29, 1916

2

7

  • January 22, 1916

2

7

  • January 10, 1916

2

7

  • Unknown date

2

7

  • March 15, 1917: life in Cleveland

2

7

  • March 2, 1917: life in Cleveland

2

7

  • February 19, 1917

2

7

  • January 19, 1917: lab work; Charles F., Jr.'s activities

2

7

  • May 31, 1917: life in Cleveland

2

7

  • May 12, 1917: Charles F., Jr.'s enlistment

2

7

  • May 3, 1917: Charles F., Jr.'s enlistment

2

7

  • April 17, 1917: life in Cleveland

2

7

  • February 20, 1917: proposed brake that Charles F., Jr., is designing for a thesis project

2

7

  • March 27, 1917: life in Cleveland

2

7

  • April 19, 1919: income taxes; lab work

2

7

  • February 21, 191?: life in Cleveland

2

7

  • October 21, 1918: life in Cleveland

2

7

Charles F. Brush, Sr., to Dorothy Brush

2

7

  • October 18, 1918: life in Cleveland

2

7

Charles F. Brush, Sr., to Charles F Brush., Jr.

2

7

  • July 2, 1918: life in Cleveland

2

7

  • November 19, 1919: life in Cleveland

2

7

  • November 13, 1919: life in Cleveland

2

7

  • September 29, 1919: Cleveland

2

7

  • August 1, 1919: lab work

2

7

Charles F. Brush, Sr., to Dorothy Brush

2

7

  • July 22, 1919: life in Cleveland

2

7

Charles F. Brush, Sr., to Charles F. Brush, Jr.

2

7

  • June 13, 191?

2

7

  • July 14, 1919: life in Cleveland

2

7

  • June 17, 1919

2

7

  • April 8, 1919: life in Cleveland; lab work

2

7

  • May 26, 1919, life in Cleveland, lab work

2

7

Edna Brush Perkins to Dorothy Brush

2

7

  • January 2, 1918: discusses past Christmas

2

7

Richard. D. Fay to Charles F. Brush, Sr.

2

7

  • October 30, 1920: discussion of his work with gravitation experiments; supported by Charles F., Sr.

2

7

Gertrude Cleveland to Charles F. Brush, Sr.

2

7

  • July 22, 1921: activities in Canada

2

7

  • July 27, 1921: activities in Canada

2

7

  • September 7, 1921: activities in Canada

2

7

  • September 10, 1921: activities in Canada

2

7

T. J. J. See to Charles F. Brush, Sr.

2

7

  • January 9, 1922, discusses gravitation theory

2

7

  • Remainder of microfilm roll consists of May 31, 1880 to Jan. 15, 1883 entries in Brush Laboratory Notebook.

2

8

Charles F. Brush, Sr. and Charles F., Jr., 1911-1915 (transcribed by Harry Eisenman, from the Walmsley Collection and are not on microfilm).

2

8

  • October 29, 1911: discusses duck hunting

2

8

  • January 16, 1912: fire in Arcade building

2

8

  • January 29, 1912: Charles F., Jr.'s, activities at school

2

8

  • Feb. 11, 1914: Charles F., Jr.'s, activities at school

2

8

  • May 29, 1915: Charles F., Jr.'s, senior reception at Harvard

2

8

  • June 5, 1915: lawsuit against Charles F., Jr.

2

8

  • August 30, 1915: summer activities

2

8

  • October 1, 1915: college activities and life in Cleveland

2

8

  • October 15, 1915: life in Cleveland

2

8

  • December 20, 1915: Charles F., Jr.'s, coming home for Christmas

2

9

Brush Genealogy, 1921-1929

2

9

  • January 31, 1921: Mrs. Georgia Brush Carpenter to Charles F., Sr., regarding Brush genealogy

2

9

  • January 21, 1924: Edwin F. Brush to Charles F., Sr. regarding Brush family in America

2

9

  • April 19, 1924: Charles F., Sr., to Edwin F. Brush regarding Brush genealogy

2

9

  • May 3, 1924: George S. Brush to Charles F., Sr. regarding Brush family tree, with enclosure regarding descendants of Charles Talbot Brush

2

9

  • May 5, 1924: Charles F., Sr., to George S. Brush regarding Brush family tree

2

9

  • September 22, 1924: Mrs. Edmund C. Brush to Charles F., Sr. regarding publication of Brush family genealogy

2

9

  • September 29, 1924: Charles F., Sr., to Mrs. Edmund C. Brush regarding the Phillips family tree

2

9

  • February 15, 1925: Mrs. Edna V. Ketcham to Charles F., Sr. regarding Brush family tree

2

9

  • April 10, 1925: Charles F., Sr., to Mrs. Edna V. Ketcham regarding galley proofs for publication of volume of Brush genealogical material

2

9

  • April 13, 1925: Mrs. Edna V. Ketcham to Charles F., Sr. regarding her sources for Brush family tree information

2

9

  • May 5, 1927: Charles O’Connor to Charles F., Sr. regarding printed sources for Brush genealogy

2

9

  • May 9, 1927: Charles F., Sr., to Charles O’Connor regarding publication of Brush genealogy

2

9

  • May 10, 1927: Charles O’Connor to Charles F., Sr. regarding books of Morris genealogy

2

9

  • August 5, 1928: Grace Maynard to Charles F., Sr., regarding Maynard and Brush family ties

2

9

  • September 14, 1928: Charles F., Sr., to Grace Maynard regarding Maynard and Brush family ties

2

9

  • October 7, 1928: Grace Maynard to Charles F., Sr. regarding her financial distress

2

9

  • February 18, 1929: Lee Harris to Charles F., Sr. regarding the Brush family tree

2

9

  • February 25, 1929: Charles F., Sr., to Lee Harris regarding the Brush family tree

2

10

Lakeview Cemetery Monument, 1923-1925

2

10

  • January 5, 1923: tabulation of cost

2

10

  • February 6, 1923: tabulation of cost

2

10

  • August 10, 1924: Francis S. White to Charles F., Sr., regarding a poem he wrote upon viewing the monument, with poem enclosed

2

10

  • August 15, 1924: Charles W. French to Charles F., Sr., regarding Francis White poem about the Brush monument

2

10

  • August 26, 1924: Charles F., Sr., to Francis S. White regarding the Brush monument and poem

2

10

  • October 11, 1924: Henry T. Bailey to Charles F., Sr., regarding admiration for the Brush monument

2

10

  • November 11, 1924: Robert M. Wright to Charles F., Sr. with thanks for a copy of the Francis White poem about the Brush monument

2

10

  • November 12, 1924: Charles F., Sr., to Henry T. Bailey with a copy of the Francis White poem about the Brush monument

2

10

  • July 31, 1925: Charles W. French to Charles F., Sr. regarding placement of new lettering on the Brush monument

2

10

  • August 3, 1925: Charles F., Sr., to Charles W. French regarding headstone for Adeline P. Brush

2

10

  • no date: Statement of cost of monument

2

11

80th Birthday telegrams, March 16 and 17, 1929

2

11

  • Roger Perkins

2

11

  • W. R. Whitney

2

11

  • Henry Ford

2

11

  • John L. Severance

2

11

  • Homer Johnson

2

11

  • Mr. and Mrs. James W. Bishop

2

11

  • Mary and Victor

2

11

  • Warren J. Brodie

2

11

  • Martin Rice

2

11

  • Leah A. Vogel

2

11

  • Charles Perkins

2

11

  • Estelle and Harry Mountcastle

2

11

  • Edna Brush

2

11

  • I.R. Prentiss

2

11

  • John A. McManus

2

12

Sympathy Letters on death of Charles F. Brush, Sr., June 15-22, 1929

2

12

  • John D. Rockefeller

2

12

  • Robert A. Millikan, includes telegram sent as death notice

2

12

  • Charles S. Howe

2

12

  • Alfred E. Wilkinson

2

12

  • Mary Seaver

2

12

  • Edith Dickman

2

12

  • W. Francklyn Paris; includes telegram sent as death notice

2

12

  • S. N. Stratton

2

12

  • Arthur Godspeed

2

12

  • James W. Bishop; includes telegram sent as death notice

2

12

  • Elihu Thomson

2

12

  • Mr. and Mrs. Mattoon Curtis

2

12

  • W. W. Campbell

2

12

  • Mortimer E. Cooley

2

12

  • J. M. Gelston

2

12

  • James Parmelee

2

12

  • Fanny Geer

2

12

  • E. W. Rice, Jr.

2

12

  • W. R. Whitney

2

12

  • Jesse J. Ricks

2

12

  • Howard McClenahan

2

12

  • Francis X. Dercum

2

12

  • Elmer A. Sperry

2

12

  • Sir Robert Hadfield

2

12

  • Lawrence C. Cole

2

12

  • F. L. Hutchinson; includes memorial resolution from American Institute of Electrical Engineers

2

12

  • E. W. Henderson

2

12

  • P. I. Wold

2

12

  • Dan P. Eells

2

12

  • W. W. Keen

2

12

  • List of Flowers Received

2

12

  • List of Letters, Telegrams, and Cards Received

2

12

  • List of Honorary Pallbearers

Series 1: Correspondence
Subseries 2: Acknowledgements

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13

Acknowledgements for receipt of the Brush publications, Discussion of a Kinetic Theory of Gravitation II, and, Some New Experiments in Gravitation., 1922

2

13

  • John B. McGrew

2

13

  • Charles S. Howe

2

13

  • P. H. Taylor

2

13

  • W. W. Keen

2

13

  • Charles A. Darius

2

13

  • James R. Garfield

2

13

  • Elihu Thomson

2

13

  • Ruth M. Steven

2

13

  • E. D. Campbell

2

13

  • Robert H. Clark

2

13

  • Charles F. Thwing

2

13

  • E. E. Barnard

2

13

  • E. S. Dana

2

13

  • R. J. Andreasen

2

13

  • Hudson Maxim

2

13

  • George H. Colton

2

13

  • Theodor Lyman

2

13

  • Edward P. Hyde

2

13

  • John Millis

2

13

  • Arvid R. Reuterdahl

2

13

  • J. M. Gelston

2

13

  • Colman Bancroft

2

13

  • James Parmelee

2

13

  • Francis E. Cady

2

13

  • Lucian Swift

2

13

  • F. Landenberger, Jr.

2

13

  • Elinor J. Tasler

2

13

  • S. B. Newberry

2

13

  • Charles A. Grasselli

2

13

  • F. M. Comstock

2

13

  • Richard D. Fay

2

13

  • unknown

2

13

  • Gratia L. Prouty

2

13

  • Secretary to Sir Robert Hadfield

2

13

  • Louis T. More

2

13

  • L. L. Brush

2

13

  • Hudson Maxim

2

13

  • W. R. Warner

2

13

  • Edward P. Hyde

2

13

  • Robert S. Carroll

2

14

Acknowledgements for receipt of the Brush publications, Discussion of a Kinetic Theory of Gravitation II, and, Some New Experiments in Gravitation., 1922

2

14

  • Henry T. Bailey

2

14

  • Charles S. Howe

2

14

  • Rebecca Kirkpatrick

2

14

  • W. W. Keen

2

14

  • E. E. Barnard

2

14

  • George O. Knapp

2

14

  • Edwin B. Frost

2

14

  • Charles A. Darius

2

14

  • Francis E. Cady

2

14

  • Elihu Thomson

2

14

  • Mortimer E. Cooley

2

14

  • Richard D. Fay

2

14

  • T. C. Martin

2

14

  • H. A. Garfield

2

14

  • H. G. Fredericks

2

14

  • Charles B. Sawyer

2

14

  • James Parmelee

2

14

  • L. L. Bush

2

14

  • M. A. Gumough

2

14

  • Walton Clark

2

14

  • Harry A. Peters

2

14

  • Thomas O. Perry

2

14

  • William F. Peirce

2

14

  • Ambrose Swasey

2

14

  • F. M. Comstock

2

14

  • Samuel A. B. Mercer

2

14

  • George Appel

2

14

  • Charles W. Price

2

14

  • Francis S. White

2

14

  • Dr. Ingersoll

2

14

  • Elinor Tasler

2

14

  • Myron T. Herrick

3

1

Acknowledgements for receipt of the Brush publications, Discussion of a Kinetic Theory of Gravitation II, and, Some New Experiments in Gravitation., 1923

3

1

  • Francis E. Cady

3

1

  • Newton D. Baker

3

1

  • Henry T. Bailey

3

1

  • Elihu Thomson

3

1

  • H. Garfield

3

1

  • Munson Havens

3

1

  • Charles A. Darius

3

1

  • Harry A. Peters

3

1

  • Charles F. Thwing

3

1

  • M. L. Fowler

3

1

  • John Millis

3

1

  • E. D. Campbell

3

1

  • John F. Stephan

3

1

  • F. M. Miller

3

1

  • A. O. Bourne

3

1

  • Warren J. Brodie

3

1

  • P. Hays

3

1

  • E. S. Dana

3

1

  • James Parmelee

3

1

  • I. R. Prentiss

3

1

  • Harrison W. Carver

3

1

  • Linda A. Eastman

3

1

  • John B. McGrew

3

1

  • Mary R. Calvert

3

1

  • Gratia L. Prouty

3

1

  • Marion Leroy Burton

3

1

  • M. Rendell

3

1

  • Charles A. Grasselli

3

1

  • Mary C. Hatch

3

1

  • E. W. Rice, Jr.

3

1

  • Victor Phillips

3

1

  • J. L. Borgerhoff

3

1

  • Richard D. Fay

3

1

  • Robert S. Carroll

3

1

  • George W. Crile

3

2

Acknowledgements for receipt of the Brush publications, Discussion of a Kinetic Theory of Gravitation II, and, Some New Experiments in Gravitation., 1924-1925

3

2

  • F. M. Comstock

3

2

  • Frederick A. Henry

3

2

  • John B. McGrew

3

2

  • Henry C. King

3

2

  • Harry A. Peters

3

2

  • Charles F. Thwing

3

2

  • Warren J. Brodie

3

2

  • Charles A. Darius, with reply from Charles F., Sr.

3

2

  • S. N. Stratton

3

2

  • H. Garfield

3

2

  • M. L. Burton

3

2

  • James Garfield

3

2

  • Munson Havens

3

2

  • E. D. Campbell

3

2

  • Charles A. Grasselli

3

2

  • Mary R. Calvert

3

2

  • I. R. Prentiss

3

2

  • Edwin B. Frost

3

2

  • Newton D. Baker

3

2

  • Brooks Shepard

3

2

  • Elihu Thomson

3

2

  • Walton Clark

3

2

  • Linda A. Eastman

3

2

  • F. F. Prentiss

3

2

  • Edward L. Ford

3

2

  • John Millis

3

2

  • Edwin B. Frost

3

2

  • George W. Crile

3

2

  • William F. Peirce

3

2

  • Charles S. Howe

3

2

  • William W. Bishop

3

2

  • Francis E. Cady

3

2

  • R. Mc I. Chatfield

3

3

Acknowledgements for receipt of the Brush publication, Some New Experiments in Gravitation, Change in Weights of Metals under Strain., 1925

3

3

  • Charles F. Thwing

3

3

  • P. H. Taylor

3

3

  • Harry A. Peters

3

3

  • A. D. Risten

3

3

  • W. W. Keen

3

3

  • Elihu Thomson

3

3

  • Charles S. Howe

3

3

  • M. L. Fowler

3

3

  • E. W. Rice, Jr.

3

3

  • Munson Havens

3

3

  • Unknown

3

3

  • Frederick A. Henry

3

3

  • William A. Leonard

3

3

  • Newton D. Baker

3

3

  • George F. Strong

3

3

  • Charles L. Norton

3

3

  • Henry T. Bailey

3

3

  • Warner L. Rugers

3

3

  • George H. Colton

3

3

  • Walter D. Lambert

3

3

  • Charles W. Price

3

3

  • James Parmelee; enclosed with letter from John R. Merriam to James Parmelee

3

3

  • James Parmelee to Charles F. Brush, Sr.

3

3

  • Charles F. Brush, Sr., to John R. Merriam

3

3

  • Sir Robert Hadfield

3

3

  • H. A. Garfield

3

3

  • Charles A. Darius

3

3

  • Linda A. Eastman

3

3

  • John Millis

3

3

  • S. E. Doane

3

3

  • J. M. Gelston

3

3

  • Francis E. Cady

3

3

  • R. Mc I. Chatfield

3

4

Acknowledgements for receipt of the Brush publication, Discussion of the Kinetic Theory of Gravitation, III, 1925-1926

3

4

  • Walter D. Lambert

3

4

  • Unknown

3

4

  • Charles K. Arter

3

4

  • Frederick A. Henry

3

4

  • November 11, 1926: Charles F. Brush, Sr., to Frederick A. Henry

3

4

  • Charles S. Howe

3

4

  • I. R. Prentiss

3

4

  • S. N. Stratton

3

4

  • Harry A. Peters

3

4

  • Mary L. Fowler

3

4

  • F. M. Comstock

3

4

  • Charles F. Thwing

3

4

  • Charles L. Norton

3

4

  • Charles A. Grasselli

3

4

  • Mortimer E. Cooley

3

4

  • Elmer A. Sperry

3

4

  • Francis S. White

3

4

  • Warren Rogers

3

4

  • John B. McGrew

3

4

  • John Millis

3

4

  • Francis E. Cady

3

4

  • James Parmelee

3

4

  • November 4, 1926: James Parmelee to Charles F. Brush, Sr.; enclosed with letter from John R. Merriam to James Parmelee

3

4

  • Dan P. Eells

3

4

  • Linda A. Eastman

3

4

  • Newton D. Baker

3

4

  • Jerome C. Fisher

3

4

  • Elihu Thomson

3

4

  • William A. Leonard

3

4

  • W. E. Forsythe with another copy of the same letter

3

4

  • Dudley S. Blossom

3

4

  • J. M. Gelston

3

4

  • S. E. Doane

3

4

  • George W. Crile

3

4

  • W. N. C. Carlten

3

4

  • Thomas. O. Perry

3

4

  • F. Van Dyck

3

4

  • A. D. Risten

3

4

  • Louis A. Turner

3

4

  • Munson Havens

3

5

Acknowledgements for receipt of the Brush publication, Persistent Generation of Heat in Some Rocks and Minerals and Its Probable Significance, 1928

3

5

  • Harry A. Peters

3

5

  • Ruth N. Cotesworth

3

5

  • W. W. Keen

3

5

  • John B. McGrew

3

5

  • Mortimer E. Cooley

3

5

  • S. N. Stratton

3

15

  • Harriet H. Thwing

3

5

  • J. M. Gelston

3

5

  • Theodor Lyman

3

5

  • Charles A. Darius

3

5

  • Charles K. Arter

3

5

  • Charles S. Howe

3

5

  • S. L. Smith

3

5

  • Linda A. Eastman

3

5

  • I. R. Prentiss

3

5

  • Newton D. Baker

3

5

  • A. C. Dustin

3

5

  • William F. Peirce

3

5

  • W. R. Whitney

3

5

  • Mildred G. Drews

3

5

  • James R. Garfield

3

5

  • Frederick A. Henry

3

5

  • A. D. Risteen

3

5

  • Francis E. Cady

3

5

  • William A. Leonard

3

5

  • Tom A. Williams

3

5

  • W. R. Whitney

3

5

  • F. M. Comstock

3

5

  • J. D. Cox

3

5

  • Marguerite van Preisbroeck

3

5

  • Elihu Thomson

3

5

  • Mildred Frederick

3

6

Acknowledgements for receipt of the Brush address, Some Experimental Evidence Supporting the Kinetic Theory of Gravitation, delivered at the Franklin Institute upon Receiving Franklin Medal, May 16, 1928

3

6

  • Charles F. Thwing

3

6

  • Frederick A. Henry

3

6

  • William W. Keen

3

6

  • Elihu Thomson

3

6

  • C. W. Hewlett

3

6

  • Harry A. Peters

3

6

  • Munson Havens

3

6

  • John Millis

3

6

  • T. Wingate Todd

3

7

Acknowledgements for receipt of the Brush publication, Discussion of the Kinetic Theory of Gravitation, IV. Correlation of Continual Generation of Heat in Some Substances and Impairment of their Gravitational Acceleration, 1928

3

7

  • John Millis

3

7

  • Robert H. Clark

3

7

  • W. R. Whitney

3

7

  • Charles F. Thwing

3

7

  • E. W. Rice, Jr.

3

7

  • Frederick A. Henry

3

7

  • C. W. Hewlett

3

7

  • I. R. Prentiss

3

7

  • Warren J. Brodie

3

7

  • Mildred Frederick

3

7

  • F. M. Comstock

3

7

  • Samuel L. Smith

3

7

  • George W. Crile

3

7

  • Henry T. Bailey

3

7

  • Joseph L. Borgerhoff

3

8

Acknowledgements for receipt of the Brush publication, Gravitation., 1929

3

8

  • C. G. Abbott

3

8

  • H. A. Garfield

3

8

  • John Millis

3

8

  • William W. Keen

3

8

  • Charles F. Thwing

3

8

  • Charles S. Howe

3

8

  • Theodor Lyman

3

8

  • J. M. Gelston

3

8

  • I. R. Prentiss

3

8

  • Charles L. Norton

Series 1: Correspondence
Subseries 3: Business and Professional, 1876-1929

3

9

Letterbook Pages, 1876-1877

3

9

  • December 23, 1876: Charles F. Brush, Sr., to Professor J. W. Langley, Ann Arbor, Michigan, regarding the praise of Brush generators, details of other Brush installations with prices

3

9

  • January 29, 1877: Charles F. Brush, Sr., to A. W. Boardman, Cleveland, Ohio, regarding coffee test conducted by Brush, as well as Brush asking for $10 payment

3

9

  • January 31, 1877: Charles F. Brush, Sr., to Manning Bowman & Co., Meriden, Connecticut, regarding the details of shipping and set up of a Brush plating machine

3

9

  • January 31, 1877: Charles F. Brush, Sr., to L. Forbes, Meriden, Connecticut, regarding the details of shipping and set up of a Brush plating machine

3

9

  • January 31, 1877: Charles F. Brush, Sr., to William R. unknown, Meriden, Connecticut, regarding sending a machine for trial

3

9

  • January 31, 1877: Charles F. Brush, Sr., to Charles Parker Co., Meriden, Connecticut, regarding the details of shipping and set up of a Brush plating machine

3

9

  • February 9, 1877: Charles F. Brush, Sr., to George F. Barker, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, regarding sale of coils and prices; Brush tries to meet foreign competition

3

9

  • February 16, 1877: Charles F. Brush, Sr., to Manning Bowman & Co., Meriden, Connecticut, regarding the delay in shipping of machines; gives criterion of Weston machine

3

9

  • February 16, 1877: Charles F. Brush, Sr., to Charles Parker Co., Meriden, Connecticut, regarding delay in shipping

3

9

  • February 16, 1877: Charles F. Brush, Sr., to C. Rogers & Brothers, West Meriden, Connecticut, regarding new commutator for their machine

3

9

  • February 27, 1877: Charles F. Brush, Sr., to Thomas M. Drown, Easton, Pennsylvania, regarding payment of annual dues

3

9

  • February 28, 1877: Charles F. Brush, Sr., to Charles Parker Co., Meriden, Connecticut, regarding shipment of plating machine

3

9

  • February 28, 1877: Charles F. Brush, Sr., to Manning Bowman Co., Meriden, Connecticut, regarding shipment of plating machine

3

9

  • February 28, 1877: Charles F. Brush, Sr., to L. Forbes, Meriden, Connecticut, regarding shipment of plating machine

3

9

  • February 28, 1877: Charles F. Brush, Sr., to D. H. Taylor, Detroit, Michigan, regarding Brush batteries being manufactured by the Telegraph Supply Co.

3

9

  • June 4, 1877: Charles F. Brush, Sr., to Professor Barker, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, regarding coils

3

9

  • October 1, 1877: Charles F. Brush, Sr., to Professor unknown, Princeton, New Jersey,  regarding the details of coils and other Brush products, as well as comparison with competitor’s products

3

10

Letterbook, 1902-1909

3

11

American Physical Society, 1928

3

12

American Society for Steel Treating, 1925

3

13

American Society of the French Legion of Honor, 1929

3

14

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1926

3

15

American Philosophical Society, 1921-1924

3

16

American Philosophical Society, 1925-1927

4

1

American Philosophical Society, 1928-1929

4

2

Bureau of Standards, 1924-1929

4

3

Campbell, E. D., 1920-1925

4

4

Campbell, William W., 1929

4

5

Cornell, C. H., 1926-1927

4

6

Cowles, Alfred H., 1922-1923

4

7

Fay, Richard D., 1920-1926

4

8

Ford, Henry, 1929-1931

4

9

Franklin Institute, 1924-1929

4

10

General Electric. Experiments, 1926-1929

4

11

General Electric. History, 1925-1928

4

12

Hadfield, Sir Robert, 1916-1917

4

13

Hobbs, William H., 1926-1927

4

14

Hyde, Edward P., 1920-1927

4

15

Jefferies, Zay, 1918-1925

4

16

Keen, William W., 1924-1928

4

17

Keily, William E., 1923

5

1

Legal, 1882-1889

5

2

Martin, T. C., 1922-1923

5

3

Maxim, Hudson, 1921-1924

5

4

Mendenhall, T. C., 1921

5

5

Miller, Dayton C., 1926-1929

5

6

Millikan, Robert A., 1923-1926

5

7

Millis, John, 1921-1929

5

8

Miscellaneous, 1874-1956

5

9

Norton, Charles L., 1921-1926

5

10

Pfeiffer, Edward H., 1922

5

11

Popular Mechanics, 1927

5

12

Prentiss, I. R., 1921-1923

5

13

Seymour and Bright, 1885, 1920-1921

5

14

Shepard, Brooks, 1927-1929

5

15

Smithsonian Institute, 1927-1929

5

16

Sperry, Elmer, 1926-1928

5

17

Steckel, A. P., 1925

5

18

Stevens, Sidney, 1924

5

19

Wardlaw, F. A., 1922-1929

5

20

Westinghouse Electric, 1925

5

21

Williams, S. R., 1923

5

22

Williamson, Beach, and Cushing. Agreement between Brush and Brush Electric Co., 1885

5

23

Wilson, H. A., 1923

Series 2: Laboratory Notes, 1880-1929

5

24

Laboratory Notebook, May 1880-January 1883

6

1

Drawings and Notes of Early Inventions (double lamps, machines, armatures), 1880-1886

6

2

Storage Battery Experiments. Daily Account, 1880-1882

6

3

Current Regulator. Brush Sketch, 1881

6

4

Battery of 26 cells. Experiments, 1882-1884

6

5

Storage Battery Experiments, 1882-1884

6

6

Secondary Battery. Process of Forming Electrodes Experiments, 1882-1883

6

7

Secondary Battery Experiments, 1883

6

8

Dynamometer Diagram. Measurements, 1883

6

9

Data on Pole Pieces, Armatures, Magnets, Commutators, 1884

6

10

Storage Battery Experiments, 1884

6

11

Incandescent Machine. Experiments on 9, 11, 12, 18, and 20 inch Machines, 1884

6

12

Incandescent Machines. Test Data, 1884-1885

6

13

Motor Experiments. Test Data, 1884

6

14

Incandescent Machines and Motor Experiments. Test Data, 1884-1885

6

15

Incandescent Lamps. Experiments, 1884-1885

6

16

42 inch Machine. Experiments, 1886

6

17

Motors. Experiments, 1886

6

18

Resistance of Contacts between Carbon and Copper. Experiments, 1886

6

19

18 inch Plating Machine. Test Data, 1886

6

20

Alternating Current System. Brush’s Preliminary Statement, 1889

6

21

13.5 and 20 inch Motors. Test Data, 1889

6

22

Closed Coil Machine and Carbon Brushes, 1889

6

23

Constant Current Generator. Winding and Tests, 1889

6

24

Investigation of the Absorption of Mercury Vapor by Pure Gold and Silver under Atmospheric Pressures and in Springel Vacuum, 1890-1891

6

25

Transpiration of Air Experiments, 1892-1895

7

1

Crucible Trials, 1893-1895

7

2

New Gas Experiments, 1896-1899

7

3

Gas Experiments, 1904-1907

7

4

Hardened Steel Experiments, 1917-1919

7

5

Free Fall Experiments, 1921-1929

8

1

Change of Weight Experiments, 1924-1929

8

2

Generation of Heat by Gravitational Waves. Experiments, 1925-1929

8

3

Miscellaneous Notes and Calculations, 1894-1915

8

4

Steel Bars. Torsion Tests, ca.1915

8

5

Hadfield’s Nickel-Chromium Steel. Test Data, ca.1880-1929

8

6

Calibration Data, ca.1880-1929

8

7

15, 20, 26, 42 inch Machines. Test Data, ca. 1880-1929

8

8

Rattle Memoranda of Experiments with Soda-Lead Solutions, ca.1880-1929

8

9

Table of Velocities, ca.1880-1929

Series 3: Patents, 1872-1888

9

1

Brush Windmill System. Patent drawings, ca.1888

9

2

Patents 123,148 (Improvements in Lock Nuts) and 8,718 (Electric Lamp), January 30, 1872 to May 20, 187

9

3

Patents, 1877-1886. This volume includes published specifications of 68 Brush patents:

9

3

  • 189,997 (Magneto Electric Machine), April 24, 1877

9

3

  • 9,410 (Magnet Electric Machine), October 12, 1880

9

3

  • 196,425 (Metal-Plated Carbon for Electrical Illuminating Points), October 23, 1877

9

3

  • 10,544 (Illuminating Point for Electric Lights), December 23, 1884

9

3

  • 203,411 (Electric Lamp), May 7, 1878

9

3

  • 203,412 (Magneto-Electric Machine), May 7, 1878

9

3

  • 203,413 (Armature for Dynamo-Electric Machines), May 7, 1978

9

3

  • 212,183 (Electric Light Regulator), February 11, 1879

9

3

  • 217,677 (Dynamo-Electric Machine), July 22, 1879

9

3

  • 219,208 (Electric Lamp), September 2, 1879

9

3

  • 219,209 (Electric Lamp), September 2, 1879

9

3

  • 219,210 (Carbons for Electric Lamps), September 2, 1879

9

3

  • 219,211 (Electric Lighting Device), September 2, 1879

9

3

  • 219,212 (Electric Light Apparatus), September 2, 1879

9

3

  • 219,213 (Regulating Device for Electric-Lamps), September 2, 1879

9

3

  • 224,511 (Dynamo-Electric Apparatus), February 17, 1880

9

3

  • 234,456 (Automatic Cut-Out Apparatus for Electric Lights or Motors), November 16, 1880

9

3

  • 239,311 (Reflector), March 29, 1881

9

3

  • 239,312 (Reflector), March 29, 1881

9

3

  • 239,313 (Current Governor for Dynamo Electric Machines), March 29, 1881

9

3

  • 260,650 (Current Governor for Dynamo Electric Machines), July 4, 1882

9

3

  • 260,651 (Thermic Regulator for Electric Current), July 4, 1882

9

3

  • 260,652 (Dynamo Electric Machines), July 4, 1882

9

3

  • 260,653 (Secondary Battery), July 4, 1882

9

3

  • 260,654 (Secondary Battery), July 4, 1882

9

3

  • 261,077 (Electric Circuit System), July 11, 1882

9

3

  • 261,512 (Secondary Battery), July 18, 1882

9

3

  • 261,995 (Secondary Battery), August 1, 1882

9

3

  • 262,533 (Process of Making Elements for Secondary Batteries), August 8, 1882

9

3

  • 263,756 (Secondary Battery Elements), September 5, 1882

9

3

  • 263,757 (Process of and Apparatus for Straightening Carbon Rods), September 5, 1882

9

3

  • 263,758 (Process of Baking Carbon Rods), September 5, 1882

9

3

  • 264,211 (Secondary Battery), September 12, 1882

9

3

  • 266,089 (Secondary or Storage Battery Elements), October 17,. 1882

9

3

  • 266,090 (Secondary Battery), October 17, 1882

9

3

  • 266,762 (Process of Making Electrodes for Secondary Batteries), October 31, 1882

9

3

  • 274,082 (Secondary Batteries), March 13, 1883

9

3

  • 274,904 (Carbon Rod or Stick and Mechanism for Making the Same), April 3, 1883

9

3

  • 274,905 (Secondary Battery Element), April 3, 1883

9

3

  • 275,985 (Secondary Battery), April 17, 1883

9

3

  • 275,986 (Secondary Battery), April 17, 1883

9

3

  • 276,155 (Secondary Battery), April 24, 1883

9

3

  • 276,348 (Element for Secondary Batteries), April 24, 1883

9

3

  • 281,175 (Current Manipulator for Secondary Battery Charging), July 10, 1883

9

3

  • 281,176 (Apparatus for Measuring the Amount of Current Energy Received by a Secondary Battery), July 10, 1883

9

3

  • 285,457 (Armature for Dynamo Electric Machines), September 25, 1883

9

3

  • 286,259 (Process of Forming Electrodes for Secondary Batteries), October 9, 1883

9

3

  • 293,708 (Metal-Mold-Lubricating Material), February 19, 1884

9

3

  • 293,709 (Process of Casting Metals), February 19, 1884

9

3

  • 293,710 (Mold for Casting Metals), February 19, 1884

9

3

  • 293,711 (Apparatus for Manipulating Molds in Casting), February 19, 1884

9

3

  • 293,712 (Device for Extracting Castings from Molds), February 19, 1884

9

3

  • 297,669 (Apparatus for Electroplating), April 29, 1884

9

3

  • 302,319 (Dynamo Electric Machine), July 22, 1884

9

3

  • 310,876 (Armature for Dynamo Electric Machines), January 20, 1885

9

3

  • 312,184 (Electric Arc Lamp), February 10, 1885

9

3

  • 312,807 (Armature for Dynamo Electric Machines), February 24, 1885

9

3

  • 331,764 (Method of Preparing Glass for Cementation), December 8, 1885

9

3

  • 335,269 (Electrical Switch), February 2, 1886

9

3

  • 336,087 (Armature for Dynamo Electric Machines), February 16, 1886

9

3

  • 337,298 (Secondary Battery), March 2, 1886

9

3

  • 337,299 (Secondary Battery), March 2, 1886

9

3

  • 343,886 (Governor for Electro Magnetic Motors), June 15, 1886

9

3

  • 347,025 (Multiple Series Cut-Out), August 10, 1886

9

3

  • 351,961 (Automatic Electric Current Regulator), November 2, 1886

9

4

Patents, 1877-1886.  This volume includes published specifications of 19 Brush patents (all of which appear in the previous volume):

9

4

  • 189,997 (Magneto Electric Machine), April 24, 1877

9

4

  • 9,410 (Magnet Electric Machine), October 12, 1880

9

4

  • 196,425 (Metal-Plated Carbon for Electrical Illuminating Points), October 23, 1877

9

4

  • 10,544 (Illuminating Point for Electric Lights), December 23, 1884

9

4

  • 203,411 (Electric Lamp), May 7, 1878

9

4

  • 203,412 (Magneto-Electric Machine), May 7, 1878

9

4

  • 203,413 (Armature for Dynamo-Electric Machines), May 7, 1978

9

4

  • 212,183 (Electric Light Regulator), February 11, 1879

9

4

  • 217,677 (Dynamo-Electric Machine), July 22, 1879

9

4

  • 219,208 (Electric Lamp), September 2, 1879

9

4

  • 219,209 (Electric Lamp), September 2, 1879

9

4

  • 219,210 (Carbons for Electric Lamps), September 2, 1879

9

4

  • 219,211 (Electric Lighting Device), September 2, 1879

9

4

  • 219,212 (Electric Light Apparatus), September 2, 1879

9

4

  • 219,213 (Regulating Device for Electric-Lamps), September 2, 1879

9

4

  • 224,511 (Dynamo-Electric Apparatus), February 17, 1880

9

4

  • 234,456 (Automatic Cut-Out Apparatus for Electric Lights or Motors), November 16, 1880

9

4

  • 239,311 (Reflector), March 29, 1881

9

4

  • 239,312 (Reflector), March 29, 1881

9

4

  • 239,313 (Current Governor for Dynamo Electric Machines), March 29, 1881

9

5

Patents. Russian Patent Drawings, 1885-1888

9

6

Petition for Patent. A System and Apparatus for Charging Secondary Batteries,  January 1886

9

7

Secondary Batteries. Patent Specification. Case A-E, ca. 1882

9

8

Secondary Batteries. Patent Specification. Case F-J, ca.1882

Series 4: Litigation. 1895-1906
Subseries 1: Carl Linde. 1895-1906

9

9

Brief for Linde; Brief on Behalf of Appellee; Appeal from Examiner in Chief, 1902

10

1

Linde. Correspondence, 1899-1902

10

2

Linde. Legal Documents, 1895-1902

10

3

Linde. Legal Documents, including blueprints, 1895-1903

10

4

Linde. Patents, 1895-1906

10

4

  • 727,650 (Process of Producing Low Temperatures, the Liquefaction of Gases, and the Separation of the Constituents of Gaseous Mixtures), May 12, 1903

10

4

  • 728,173 (Apparatus for Producing Low Temperatures, the Liquefaction of Gases, and the Separation of the Constituents of Gaseous Mixtures), May 12, 1903

10

4

  • 795,525 (Apparatus for Producing Pure Nitrogen and Pure Oxygen), July 25, 1905

10

4

  • 815,544 (Apparatus for Liquefying Gas and Separating its Elements), March 20, 1906

10

4

  • 815,601 (Apparatus for Producing Pure Nitrogen), March 20, 1906

Series 4: Litigation. 1895-1906
Subseries 2: Legal Proceedings.  1890-1893

10

5

Accumulator Company, 1890

10

6

Accumulator Company, 1891

10

7

Accumulator Company, January-May 1892

10

8

Accumulator Company, June-July 1892

11

1

Accumulator Company, August-December 1892

11

2

Accumulator Company, 1893

11

3

Accumulator Company, 1894-1895

11

4

Accumulator Company. Legal Documents, 1890-1893

11

5

Accumulator Company. Legal Documents, no date

11

6

Brush-Swan Company, 1891

11

7

Brush-Swan Company, 1892

12

1

Brush-Swan Company, 1893

12

2

Brush-Swan Company. Legal Documents, 1890-1893

Series 4: Litigation. 1895-1906
Subseries 3: Patent Suits. 1883-1890

12

3

C. Harrison Condit, et. al., 1883-1884. Defendants’ Record. Pleadings and Evidence, Volume 1

12

4

C. Harrison Condit, et. al., 1883-1884. Defendants’ Record. Evidence. Volume 2 and 3

12

5

C. Harrison Condit, et. al., 1883-1884. Defendants’ Record. Exhibits. Volume 4

13

1

C. Harrison Condit, et. al., 1883-1884. Argument for Defendants (2 volumes); Defendants’ Brief in Reply; Subject Matter Index

13

2

C. Harrison Condit, et. al., 1883-1884. Complainants’ Record

13

3

C. Harrison Condit, et. al., 1883-1884. Summary of Brief for Complainants; Oral Remarks of Mr. Dickerson for Complaints; Points for Complainants in Reply

13

4

C. Harrison Condit, et. al., 1883-1884. Brief for Complainants

14

1

C. Harrison Condit, et. al., 1883-1884. Brief for Appellants

14

2

John and Philip Owen and John T. Brush, 1885. Defendants’ Record

14

3

John and Philip Owen and John T. Brush, 1885. Brief for the Defendants

15

1

John and Philip Owen and John T. Brush, 1885. Complainants’ Record. Pleadings and Evidence

15

2

John and Philip Owen and John T. Brush, 1885. Brief for Complainants; Brief for Complainants in Reply

15

3

John and Philip Owen and John T. Brush, 1885. Complainants’ Record. Exhibits; Argument of C. E. Mitchell for Complaints

16

1

King, Brown and Company, 1888

16

2

Western Electric Light and Power Company, et. al., 1890

17

1

Maloney and Burger vs. Brush vs. Faure; Keith vs. Shaw vs. Maloney and Burger vs. Brush vs. Faure, 1884

17

2

Weston, ca. 1883-1884

17

3

Fort Wayne Electric Company, Henry Olds, Perry Randall, and Ronald McDonald, 1887

17

4

Swan, ca. 1883

17

5

Keith, 1884

17

6

Antony Shaw, 1885

17

7

R. E. Crompton and Company, 1887

17

8

Westinghouse Electric Company, 1889

17

9

Keith vs. Edison vs. Brush, ca. 1883

17

10

Julien Electric Company, et. al., ca. 1893

Series 5: Financial Records.  1880-1891
Subseries 1: Personal. 1890-1891

18

1

Checks. Cancelled, 1880-1891

18

2

Check Stubs, Commercial National Bank, 1881-1886

18

3

Check Stubs, National Bank of Commerce, 1882-1889

18

4

Check Stubs, Euclid Avenue National Bank, 1886-1889; Central Trust Company, 1889-1890

18

5

Euclid Avenue Home. Construction and Furnishing, 1883

18

6

Euclid Avenue Home. Construction and Furnishing, 1884

18

7

Euclid Avenue Home. Construction and Furnishing, 1885

18

8

Euclid Avenue Home. Construction and Furnishing, 1886

18

9

Euclid Avenue Home. Construction and Furnishing, 1887

18

10

Euclid Avenue Home. Construction and Furnishing. Accounts Payable Ledger, 1884

19

1

Paid Invoices, 1881-1882

19

2

Paid Invoices, 1883

19

3

Paid Invoices, 1884

19

4

Paid Invoices, 1885

19

5

Paid Invoices, 1886

19

6

Paid Invoices, 1887

19

7

Paid Invoices, 1888

19

8

Paid Invoices, 1889

19

9

Paid Invoices, 1890

19

10

Paid Invoices, 1891

Series 5: Financial Records. 1878-1891
Subseries 2: Brush Electric Company. 1878-1890

20

1

Account of Charles F. Brush with Brush Electric. Statements, 1878-188

20

2

Account of Charles F. Brush with Brush Electric. Statement of Royalties, 1880

20

3

Account of Charles F. Brush with Brush Electric. Statement of Royalties, 1881

20

4

Account of Charles F. Brush with Brush Electric. Statement of Royalties, 1882

20

5

Account of Charles F. Brush with Brush Electric. Statement of Royalties, 1883

20

6

Account of Charles F. Brush with Brush Electric. Statement of Royalties, 1884

20

7

Account of Charles F. Brush with Brush Electric. Statement of Royalties, 1885

21

1

Account of Charles F. Brush with Brush Electric. Statements, 1885-1890

21

2

Account Book. 1880-1889

21

3

Equipment Returned for Credit or Repair, 1882-1884

21

4

Statements of Shipment, 1878-1880

21

5

Statements of Shipment, 1881-1882

21

6

Statements of Shipment, 1883-1884

22

1

Statements of Shipment, 1879-1884

Series 6: Newspaper Clippings. 1878-1964

23

1

Newspaper Clippings, 1879-1916

23

2

Newspaper Clippings, 1922-1929

23

3

Newspaper Clippings, 1930-1964, no date

23

4

Scrapbook, 1880-1929

23

5

CEICO Motor, August 1926

23

6

The Electrical Engineer, April 2, 1890

23

7

The Electrical Journal, December 1, 1895

23

8

The GE Monogram, April 1929

23

9

Great Electricians, 1908

23

10

Modern Light and Heat, February 28, 1891

23

11

Report of the Committee of the Franklin Institute on Dynamo-Electric Machines. The Journal of the Franklin Institute. reprint, May and June 1878

23

12

Successful American, July 1909

23

13

The Telegraphic Journal and Electrical Review, May 1888-March 1889

24

1

A Visit to the Inventor of the Electric Light and a Talk with Him about the Possibilities of Electricity, 1895

24

2

Artificial Moonlight. The Brush Electric Light Mast, The Cleveland Leader, July 23, 1881

24

3

Broadway Illuminated by Electricity. Experiments with the Brush Electric Light on Broadway Last Monday Night. The Daily Graphic, New York, December 22, 1880

24

4

Dynamo Exhibit. The Exhibit of the Brush Electric Company of Cleveland, ca. 1885

24

5

Electrical Review, March 29, 1890, August 2, 1890, August 1, 1891

24

6

The Electrical World, May 26, 1883, June 3, 1893, August 5, 1893

24

7

Exhibition of the Storing of Electricity at the Office of the Brush Electric Light Company. The Daily Graphic, New York, December 22, 1882

24

8

Charles Francis Brush. Harpers Weekly. p. 583-584. 17 copies, July 26, 1890

24

10

Scientific American, April 2, 1881, December 20, 1890

Series 7: Articles by Charles F. Brush. 1875-1928

25

1

Index of Published Articles, 1875-1928

25

2

The Brush System of Electric Lighting, 1879. 2 copies

25

3

The Transmission of Radiant Heat by Gases at Varying Pressures. Read before the American Association for the Advancement of Science. reprint. 3 copies, August 10, 1897

25

4

The Measurement of Small Gaseous Pressures. Read before the American Association for the Advancement of Science. reprint. 3 copies, August 12, 1897

25

5

A New Gas. The Journal of the American Chemical Society. Volume 20, Number 12. reprint. 22 copies, December, 1898

25

6

The Arc Light. The May Century Magazine of 1905. draft typescript, 1905

25

7

The Arc Light. manuscript, ca. 1905

25

8

The Arc Light. illustration., ca. 1905

25

9

Changes in Density of the Ether and Optical Effects of Changes in Ether Density. Read before the American Association for the Advancement of Science. reprint 3 copies, June 30, 1908

25

10

Photographic Photometry and Some Interesting Photographic Phenomena. Read before the American Association for the Advancement of Science, December 29, 1909 and published in The Physical Review. Volume 31, Number 3. reprint. 2 copies, September, 1910

25

11

A Kinetic Theory of Gravitation. Read before the American Association for the Advancement of Science. reprint. 3 copies, December 1910

25

12

Some Diffraction Phenomena, Superposed Fringes. Reprint. From the Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. Volume 52, Number 209; Drawings, April 1913

25

13

Discussion of Kinetic Theory of Gravitation. Reprint, typescript and manuscript copies. From the Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. Volume 53, Number 214, January-May 1914

25

14

Spontaneous Generation of Heat in Recently Hardened Steel. Reprint. From the Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. Volume 54, Number 217, May-July 1915

25

15

Spontaneous Generation of Heat in Recently Hardened Steel. Reprint. From the Proceedings of the Royal Society. A, Volume 93, 1917

26

1

Spontaneous Generation of Heat in Recently Hardened Steel II. Reprint and typescript. From The Physical Review. New Series, Volume 9, Number 3, March 1917

26

2

Spontaneous Generation of Heat in Recently Hardened Steel III. Reprint. From the Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. Volume 56, Number 4, 1917

26

3

Further Experiments on Spontaneous Generation of Heat in Recently Hardened Steel. Reprint and typescript. From the Proceedings of the Royal Society. A, Volume 95, 1918

26

4

Development of Magnetic Susceptibility in Manganese Steel by Prolonged Heat Treatment. Reprint. From the Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. Volume 57, Number 4, 1918

26

5

Thermal Relations in the Treatment of Steel. Reprint. American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers Bulletin. Number 153, September 1919

26

6

Discussion of a Kinetic Theory of Gravitation, II, and Some New Experiments in Gravitation. Reprint. From the Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. Volume 60, Number 2, 1921

26

7

Discussion of a Kinetic Theory of Gravitation, II; and Some New Experiments in Gravitation. Reprint. From the Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. Volume 61, Number 3, 1922

26

8

Discussion of a Kinetic Theory of Gravitation, II; and Some New Experiments in Gravitation. Reprint. From the Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. Volume 62, Number 3, 1923

26

9

Some New Experiments in Gravitation. Reprint. From the Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. Volume 63, Number 1, 1924

26

10

Some New Experiments in Gravitation. Fifth Paper. Change in Weight of Metals under Strain. Reprint, typescript and manuscript copies. From the Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. Volume 64, Number 1, 1925

26

11

Discussion of the Kinetic Theory of Gravitation III. Reprint, typescript and manuscript copies. From the Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. Volume 65, Number 3, 1926

26

12

Persistent Generation of Heat in Some Rocks and Minerals; and its Probable Significance. Reprint, typescript and manuscript. From the Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. Volume 66, 1927

26

13

Some Reminiscences of Early Electric Lighting. Reprint, typescript and manuscript copies. From the Journal of the Franklin Institute. Volume 206, Number 1, July 1928

26

14

Some Experimental Evidence Supporting the Kinetic Theory of Gravitation. Reprint typescript and manuscript copies. From the Journal of the Franklin Institute. Volume 206, Number 2, August 1928

26

15

Discussion of the Kinetic Theory of Gravitation IV. Correlation of Continual Generation of Heat in Some Substances and Impairment of their Gravitational Acceleration. Reprint, typescript and manuscript copies. From the Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. Volume 67, Number 2, 1928

26

16

Gravitation. Reprint, typescript and manuscript copies with notes from presentation speech. From the Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. Volume 68, Number 1, 1929

Series 8: Other Papers. 1860-1960
Subseries 1: Biographical. 1880-1941

27

1

Brush, Charles F. Biographical Sketches, 1930-1941

27

2

Brush, Charles F., Jr. Biographical Sketch, 1927-1931

27

3

Brush Family genealogy. no date

27

4

A Genealogy of Isaac Elbert Brush and His Wife Delia Williams Phillips and Their Descendants. Print, typescript, and manuscript copies, 1925-1932

27

5

Wisner, Henry. Family genealogy, 1898

Series 8: Other Papers. 1860-1960
Subseries 2: Collected Publications. 1917-1929

27

6

Scientific articles collected by Charles F. Brush, Sr., 1917-1927

27

7

Scientific articles collected by Charles F. Brush, Sr., 1928-1929

Series 8: Other Papers. 1860-1960
Subseries 3: Legal. 1876-1929

28

1

Bond of Indemnity, 1881

28

2

Brush, Charles F. Appraisal of Property Belonging to Estate, 1929

28

3

Brush, Charles F. Contract with the City of Cleveland to Light Monumental Park, April 1880

28

4

Brush, Charles F. Contracts with Brush Electric Company, 1876-1886

28

5

Brush, Charles F. Declaration of Trust, 1925

28

6

Brush, Charles F. Last Will and Testament, 1925-1929

28

7

Brush, Charles F., Jr. Estate, 1927

28

8

Brush Foundation. Trust Indenture, 1928

28

9

Power of Attorney to sell storage battery patents in Europe. draft., 1882

28

10

Richfield, Ohio, farm. Lease, 1924

28

11

Walnut Hill, Brush Family Homestead. Euclid, Ohio. Deeds, 1897-1911

Series 8: Other Papers. 1860-1960
Subseries 4: Miscellaneous. 1860-1960

28

12

Awards and Citations, 1880-1928

28

13

Brush, Charles F. Business Cards, 1870-1879

28

14

Brush, Charles F. Check Bearing his Image, ca. 1880

28

15

Charles F. Brush High School. Dedication Program, 1927

28

16

Brush, Henry Wisner, brother of Charles F. Brush. Ledger, 1842-1864

28

17

Cleveland High Schools. Commencement Program, 1867

28

18

Descriptions of Brush Portuguese Lamp and Batteries, no date

28

19

European Trip Diary, August-September 1881

29

1

Gramme Electrical Company. Stock Certificates, 1881

29

2

The New Electrical Light Comic Song. by Luke J. Grace, 1882

29

3

Notes Comparing work of Charles F. Brush, Sr., with others regarding Interference, no date

29

4

Ohio Teen-age Hall of Fame, 1960

29

5

Student Notebooks from the University of Michigan. Chemistry, Machine Drawing, Mining Operations, 1867-1869

29

6

Thomson, Elihu. Biographical Sketch, 1920-1926

29

7

Speeches, no date

Series 9: Brush Companies. 1880-1954
Subseries 1: Brush Laboratories Company. 1921-1954

29

8

Audit, 1927

29

9

Building Lease, 1921

29

10

Chemical Rubber Company. Purchase Orders and Invoices, 1922

29

11

Confidentiality Agreements. Beryllium Experiments, 1932

29

12

Employees, 1921-1933

29

13

Hoopes Aluminum Refining Process, 1933

29

14

License Agreements, 1923-1924

29

15

Patent Transfers, 1923-1030

29

16

Piezo Electrical Crystals, 1926-1933

29

17

Stock Agreements, 1923-1925

29

18

United Machine and Manufacturing Company, 1923-1924

Series 9: Brush Companies. 1880-1954
Subseries 2: Brush Electric Company.  ca.1880-1898

29

19

Apparatus for Arc Lighting. Brush System. Instruction Book, 1898

29

20

Brush Dynamo Electric Machines. Specifications, no date

29

21

Brush Electric Light and Electro-Plating Apparatus. Catalog, ca.1880

29

22

Brush Incandescence System. Catalog, ca.1887

29

23

Brush System of Electric Lighting. Description, 1927-1929

29

24

Brush System of Electrical Power Distribution. Catalog, ca.1887

29

25

Equipment Blueprints, 1883-1893

30

1

Advertisements and Testimonials, ca.1888

30

2

Brush Direct Incandescence System. Catalog, 1892

Series 10: Charles Baldwin Sawyer Collection Related to Charles F. Brush. 1911-1966

31

1

American Metal Market. Correspondence, 1952

31

2

Brush Display at Carter Hotel in Cleveland, 1941

31

3

Brush Exhibit at Great Lakes Exposition, 1936

31

4

Brush Placemat, 1953

31

5

Brush Searchlight Housing. Search for, 1954-1955

31

6

Brush Television Program, 1962-1963

31

7

Correspondence, 1889-1950

31

8

Correspondence, 1952-1964

31

9

Correspondence. Sawyer efforts to have a biography of Brush written, 1947-1954

31

10

Correspondence. Sawyer efforts to have a biography of Brush written, 1947-1959

31

11

Correspondence. Sawyer efforts to have a biography of Brush written, 1960-1962

32

1

Correspondence. Sawyer efforts to have a biography of Brush written, 1963-1966

32

2

Gorman, Mel. Correspondence, 1960-1963

32

3

Mitman, Carl. Correspondence regarding possible biography of Charles Brush, 1941

32

4

Plaque Honoring Brush on 75th Anniversary of the Lighting of Public Square, 1954

32

5

Shepard, Brooks. Correspondence, 1953-1957

32

6

60th Anniversary of Electric Street Lighting, 1939

32

7

Storycraft. Correspondence, 1960-1961

32

8

Trinity Cathedral. Program, 1930

32

9

U.S.S. Charles F. Brush, 1943-1944

32

10

Winous Point Shooting Club. Brush Memorabilia, 1911-1940

Series 11: Margaret Richardson Biography of Charles F. Brush, 1882-1954
Subseries 1: Chapters. 1948-1954

32

11

Table of Contents.

32

12

Chapter 1. The Early Life of Brush.

32

13

Chapter 2. Walnut Hill Farm on Euclid Road

32

14

Chapter 3. His Formal Education

32

15

Chapter 4. A Ruddy Light in the Sky over Cleveland

32

16

Chapter 5. Light in the Streets

32

17

Chapter 6. The Race for a Practical Arc-Light

33

1

Chapter 7. The Race for a Practical Dynamo; Chapter 8. Compound Winding for Constant Potential

33

2

Chapter 7. The Race for a Practical Dynamo; Chapter 8. Compound Winding for Constant Potential

33

3

Chapter 9. Mr. Brush in Business (in England)

33

4

Chapter 10. Brush’s Great White Way

33

5

Chapter 11. Patent 337,299: The Brush Storage Battery, 1882

33

6

Chapter 12. 3725 Euclid Avenue

33

7

Chapter 13. The Clevelander

33

8

Chapter 15. A Cathedral in Stone Rises on Euclid Avenue, 1907

33

9

Chapter 16. The American Philosophical Society, 1910-1929

33

10

Chapter 17. Working on the Frontier of Knowledge (Gravitation)

33

11

Chapter 18. Starting the Great Generator at the Avon Plant, August 4, 1926

34

1

Chapter 19. Honors Money Cannot Buy

34

2

Chapter 20. Last Years on Euclid Road

Series 11: Margaret Richardson’s Biography of Charles F. Brush. 1882-1954
Subseries 2: Miscellaneous Files, 1934-1953

34

3

Brush Walmsley, Dorothy. Correspondence, 1934, 1948-1953

34

4

Correspondence. Filed Alphabetically, 1948-1953

Series 11: Margaret Richardson’s Biography of Charles F. Brush. 1882-1954
Subseries 3: Research Files.  1882-1929

34

5

Brush Development Company

34

6

Brush Foundation

34

7

Deaths of Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Brush, Sr.

34

8

Electric Central Station

34

9

Electric Lighting Business in Europe

34

10

Miscellaneous

34

11

Miscellaneous

34

12

Notecards. Bibliography of the Charles F. Brush Biography, A-B, no date

35

1

Notecards. Bibliography of the Charles F. Brush Biography, C-K, no date

35

2

Notecards. Bibliography of the Charles F. Brush Biography, L-Z, no date

35

3

Notecards. Chronology of the Charles F. Brush Biography, 1600-1880, no date

35

4

Notecards. Chronology of the Charles F. Brush Biography, 1880-1926, no date

35

5

Notecards. Chronology of the Charles F. Brush Biography, 1926-1949, no date

35

6

Notecards. Topical Notes for the Charles F. Brush Biography, A-N, no date

36

1

Notecards. Topical Notes for the Charles F. Brush Biography, O-Z, no date

36

2

Notecards. Topical Notes for the Charles F. Brush Biography, A-N, no date

36

3

Notecards. Topical Notes for the Charles F. Brush Biography, O-Z, no date

36

4

Transcribed Materials from Brush Papers. American Philosophical Society, 1921-1929

36

5

Transcribed Materials from Brush Papers. Brush Articles, 1915-1928

36

6

Transcribed Materials from Brush Papers. Business, 1882-1928

36

7

Transcribed Materials from Brush Papers. Franklin Institute, 1927-1929

36

8

Transcribed Materials from Brush Papers. Personal, 1900-1929

36

9

Transcribed Materials from Brush Papers. Scientific, 1883-1928

37

1

Transcribed Materials from Brush Papers. Scientific, 1926

37

2

Transcribed Materials from Brush Papers. Scientific, 1927

37

3

Transcribed Materials from Brush Papers. Scientific, 1928

37

4

Transcribed Materials from Brush Papers. Scientific, 1929

37

5

Transcribed Materials from Brush Papers. U.S. Bureau of Standards, 1924-1929

37

6

Transcribed Materials from Brush Papers. U.S.S. Charles F. Brush

Series 12: Harry Eisenman Dissertation on Charles F. Brush, 1943-1967

37

7

Dissertation. Charles F. Brush, Pioneer Innovator in Electrical Technology. Case Institute of Technology, June, 1967

37

8

Research. Articles about Brush and Arc Lights, 1882-1963

37

9

Research. Brochures and Histories, ca.1940-1960

37

10

Research. Catalogs and Price Lists for Scientific Equipment, ca. 1880-1929

37

11

Research. Catalogs and Price Lists for Scientific Equipment, ca. 1880-1929

38

1

Research. Cleveland Illuminating Company Articles of Incorporation and Amendments, ca.1892-1963

38

2

Research. General Electric. Histories, 1943-1953

38

3

Research. George Westinghouse Histories, 1943-1946

38

4

Research. Reprints on Electrical Engineering, 1915-1952

38

5

Research. Reprints on Electrical Engineering, 1920-1955

38

6

Research. Transcriptions of Interviews with Mrs. William H. Weir grandniece of Brush, Jason J. Nassau, Dorothy Brush Walmsley and Nona Schirg, 1963

Series 13: Photographs and Drawings. 1880-1955

38

7

Brush Laboratory at his home on Euclid Avenue, ca. 1900-1929

38

8

Brush Laboratory at his home on Euclid Avenue. Glass Plate Negatives, ca. 1900-1929

38

9

Brush Plaque Unveiling on Public Square, May 26, 1954

38

10

Brush with other People, ca.1915-1927

39

1

Equipment and Machines, ca. 1880-1929

39

2

Equipment and Machines. Glass Plate Negatives, ca. 1880-1929

39

3

Euclid Avenue Home. Exterior and Interior, ca.1900-1929

39

4

Euclid Avenue Home. Glass Plate Negatives, ca. 1900-1929

39

5

Experiments. Gravitation, ca. 1910-1929

39

6

Experiments. Gravitation, Glass Plate Negatives, ca. 1910-1929

39

7

Experiments. Photographic Photometry and Some Interesting Phenomena. Photographs, 1909

39

8

Experiments. Photographic Photometry and Some Interesting Phenomena. Glass Plate Negatives, 1909

40

1

Experiments. “Photographic Photometry and Some Interesting Phenomena.” Glass Plate Negatives, 1909

40

2

Miscellaneous. Brush family members, friends, gravesites, exhibits, ca.1840-1940

40

3

Miscellaneous. Glass Plate Negatives, no date

40

4

Portraits of Charles F. Brush, Sr., ca.1876-1929

40

5

Walnut Hill, Brush Homestead in Euclid, Ohio. Exterior, ca.1900-1929

40

6

Walnut Hill, Brush Homestead in Euclid, Ohio. Glass Plate Negatives, ca.1900-1929

41

1

Brush Arc Dynamo, 1893

41

2

Brush at Opening of Avon Electrical Plant, 1926

41

3

Brush Portrait as Older Man, ca.1929

41

4

Gravitation Experiments. Drawings, ca.1917-1929

41

5

University of Michigan, Class of 1869, June 1919

41

6

University of Michigan, Class of 1869, June 1922

41

7

Windmill. Drawing by Julia Flory, no date

41

8

Windmill, ca. 1890-1900

41

9

Windmill. No fans, ca. 1910-1930

42

1

Windmill. Architectural Drawings, 1955

Series 14: Audio-Visual, 1954, 1963

40

7

WEWS television station program “It’s Worth Knowing: Great Cleveland Leaders: Charles F. Brush.” Interview with Charles Baldwin Sawyer. ca.1963 16mm film.

40

8

Interviews with L. M. Bruce, William E. Malm,  Nona Schirg and others unidentified Audio tapes, ca. 1963 6 reel-to-reel tapes

41

19

WERE and WHK radio stations  live broadcast and studio interviews regarding the 75th anniversary celebration of Charles Brush lighting Public Square with his arc light system.  May 26, 1954. 2 LP vinyl discs.

Series 15: Artifacts.  no date

44

 

Battery Plate

44

 

Concentrated Arc-Lamp

44

 

Alexander Bell telephone

44

 

Slate Piece

44

 

Victor Clamp

44

 

Scale

44

 

Arc light bulbs (12)

 

Personal Name Index

Listed here are personal names that appear in the finding aid. Other names that may appear in the papers but not specifically in the finding aid are not listed.

[This list pre-dates the digitization project of 2008-2009.  Personal name information discovered in the metadata creation phase of that project has not been added to this list, nor has any attempt been made to adjust locations that may have changed slightly due to the re-processing required to complete the project]

Name

Series

Name

Series

Abbott, C.G.

Series 1, subseries 2

Appel, George

Series 1, subseries 2

Arter, Charles K.

Series 1, subseries 2

Bailey, Henry T.

Series 1, subseries 1
Series 1, subseries 2

Baker, Newton D.

Series 1, subseries 2

Bancroft, Colman

Series 1, subseries 2

Barker, George F.

Series 1, subseries 3

Barnard, E. E.

Series 1, subseries 2

Barrett, Adela

Series 1, subseries 1

Barrett, Alice

Series 1, subseries 1

Barrett, Samuel

Series 1, subseries 1

Belden, William P.

Series 1, subseries 1

Bishop, James W.

Series 1, subseries 1

Bishop, William W.

Series 1, subseries 2

Blackford, Mary

Series 1, subseries 1

Bashield, Frank

Series 1, subseries 1

Blossom, Dudley S.

Series 1, subseries 1
Series 1, subseries 2

Boardman, A. W.

Series 1, subseries 3

Bolton, William B.

Series 4, subseries 2

Borgerhoff, J. L.

Series 1, subseries 2

Bourne, A. O.

Series 1, subseries 2

Brodie, Warren J.

Series 1, subseries 1
Series 1, subseries 2

Bruce, L. M.

Series 14

Brush, Charles F., III

Series 1, subseries 1

Brush, Charles F., Jr.

Series 1, subseries 1
Series 8, subseries 1
Series 8, subseries 3
Series 9, subseries 1

Brush, Edmund C.

Series 1, subseries 1

Brush, Edwin

Series 1, subseries 1

Brush, George S.

Series 1, subseries 1

Brush, Henry W.

Series 8, subseries 4

Brush, John T.

Series 4, subseries 3

Brush, L. L.

Series 1, subseries 2

Brush, Percy P.

Series 1, subseries 1

Burton, M. L.

Series 1, subseries 2

Burton, Theodosia

Series 1, subseries 1

Bush, L. L.

Series 1, subseries 2

Cady, Francis E.

Series 1, subseries 2

Calvert, Mary R.

Series 1, subseries 2

Campbell, E. D.

Series 1, subseries 2
Series 1, subseries 3

Campbell, William W.

Series 1, subseries 1
Series 1, subseries 2

Carlten, W. N. C.

Series 1, subseries 2

Carpenter, George Brush, Mrs.

Series 1, subseries 1

Carroll, Robert S.

Series 1, subseries 2

Carver, Harrison W.

Series 1, subseries 2

Clark, Robert H.

Series 1, subseries 2

Clark, Walton

Series 1, subseries 2

Cleveland, Bob

Series 1, subseries 1

Cleveland, Gertrude

Series 1, subseries 1

Cole, Lawrence C.

Series 1, subseries 2

Colston, George H.

Series 1, subseries 2

Comstock, F. M.

Series 1, subseries 2

Condit, C. Harrison

Series 4, subseries 3

Cooley, Mortimer E.

Series 1, subseries 1
Series 1, subseries 2

Cornell, C. H.

Series 1, subseries 3

Cotesworth, Ruth N.

Series 1, subseries 2

Cowles, Alfred H.

Series 1, subseries 3

Cox, J. D.

Series 1, subseries 2

Crile, George W.

Series 1, subseries 2

Curtis, Mr. and Mrs. Mattoon

Series 1, subseries 1

Dalvinger, W. A.

Series 1, subseries 1

Dana, E. S.

Series 1, subseries 2

Darius, Charles A.

Series 1, subseries 2

Dercum, Francis X.

Series 1, subseries 1

Dickman, Edith

Series 1, subseries 1

Doane, S. E.

Series 1, subseries 2

Drown, Thomas M.

Series 1, subseries 3

Dustin, A. C.

Series 1, subseries 2

Dyck, F. Van

Series 1, subseries 2

Eastman, Linda A.

Series 1, subseries 2

Eells, Dan P.

Series 1, subseries 1
Series 1, subseries 2

Eisenman, Harry

Series 10
Series 12

Estopinal, Leonides B.

Series 1, subseries 1

Fay, Richard D.

Series 1, subseries 1
Series 1, subseries 2
Series 1, subseries 3

Fisher, Jerome C.

Series 1, subseries 2

Forbes, L.

Series 1, subseries 3

Ford, Edward

Series 1, subseries 2

Ford, Henry

Series 1, subseries 1
Series 1, subseries 3
Series 6

Forsythe, W. E.

Series 1, subseries 2

Fowler, M. L.

Series 1, subseries 2

French, Charles W.

Series 1, subseries 1

Frost, Edwin

Series 1, subseries 2

Geer, Fanny

Series 1, subseries 1

Garfield, H. R.

Series 1, subseries 2

Garfield, James R.

Series 1, subseries 2

Gelston, J. M.

Series 1, subseries 1
Series 1, subseries 2

Godspeed, Arthur

Series 1, subseries 1

Gorman, Mel

Series 10

Grasselli, Charles A.

Series 1, subseries 2

Gumough, M. A.

Series 1, subseries 2

Hadfield, Sir Robert

Series 1, subseries 1
Series 1, subseries 2
Series 1, subseries 3

Harris, Lee

Series 1, subseries 1

Havens, Munson

Series 1, subseries 2

Haydn, Joel B.

Series 1, subseries 2

Henderson, E. W.

Series 1, subseries 2

Henry, Frederick A.

Series 1, subseries 2

Herrick, Myron T.

Series 1, subseries 1

Hewlett, C. W.

Series 1, subseries 2

Hobbs, William H.

Series 1, subseries 3

Hornbrook, C. P.

Series 1, subseries 1

Howe, Charles S.

Series 1, subseries 1
Series 1, subseries 2

Hutchinson, F. L.

Series 1, subseries 1

Hyde, Edward P.

Series 1, subseries 1
Series 1, subseries 2

Ingersoll, Dr.

Series 1, subseries 2

Jefferies, Zay

Series 1, subseries 3

Johnson, Homer

Series 1, subseries 3

Keen, W. W.

Series 1, subseries 2
Series 1, subseries 3

Keily, William E.

Series 1, subseries 3

Ketcham, Mrs. Edna V.

Series 1, subseries 1

King, Henry C.

Series 1, subseries 2

Knapp, George O.

Series 1, subseries 2

Lambert, Walter D.

Series 1, subseries 2

Langley, J. W.

Series 1, subseries 3

Leonard, William A.

Series 1, subseries 2

Lincoln, E. S.

Series 10
Series 11

Linde, Carl

Series 4, subseries 1

Lyman, Theodor

Series 1, subseries 2

Mackenzie, Mrs. A. W.

Series 1, subseries 1

Maguire, E. J.

Series 1, subseries 1

Malm, W. E.

Series 14

Martin, T. C.

Series 1, subseries 2
Series 1, subseries 3

Mather, William G.

Series 1, subseries 1

Maxim, Hudson

Series 1, subseries 2
Series 1, subseries 3

Maynard, Grace

Series 1, subseries 1

McClenahan, Howard

Series 1, subseries 1

McDonald, Ronald

Series 4, subseries 3

McGrew, John B.

Series 1, subseries 2

Mendenhall, T. C.

Series 1, subseries 3

Mercer, Samuel A. B.

Series 1, subseries 2

Meriden, William R.

Series 1, subseries 3

Merriam, John R.

Series 1, subseries 2

Miller, Dayton C.

Series 1, subseries 3

Miller, F. M.

Series 1, subseries 2

Millikan, Robert A.

Series 1, subseries 1
Series 1, subseries 3

Millis, John

Series 1, subseries 1
Series 1, subseries 2

Mittman, Carl

Series 10

More, Louis T.

Series 1, subseries 2

Moulton, W. H.

Series 1, subseries 1

Mountcastle, Esttelle and Harry

Series 1, subseries 1

Nassau, Jason J.

Series 12

Newberry, S. B.

Series 1, subseries 2

Norton, Charles L.

Series 1, subseries 2
Series 1, subseries 3

O'Connor, Charles

Series 1, subseries 1

Olds, Henry

Series 4, subseries 3

Owen, John

Series 4, subseries 3

Owen Philip

Series 4, subseries 3

Paris, W. Francklyn

Series 1, subseries 1

Parmelee, James

Series 1, subseries 1
Series 1, subseries 2

Peirce, Louis

Series 1, subseries 1

Peirce, William F.

Series 1, subseries 2

Perkins, Charles B.

Series 1, subseries 1

Perkins, Edna Brush

Series 1, subseries 1

Perkins, Roger

Series 1, subseries 1

Perkins, Dr. Roger

Series 1, subseries 1

Perry, Thomas O.

Series 1, subseries 2

Peters, Harry O.

Series 1, subseries 2

Pfeiffer, Edward H.

Series 1, subseries 3

Phillips, Delia William

Series 8, subseries 1

Phillips, Edith

Series 1, subseries 1

Phillips, Elbert

Series 1, subseries 1

Phillips, Katherine

Series 1, subseries 1

Phillips, Victor

Series 1, subseries 1

Preisbroeck, Marguerite van

Series 1, subseries 2

Prentiss, F. F.

Series 1, subseries 2

Prentiss, I. R.

Series 1, subseries 2
Series 1, subseries 3

Price, Charles W.

Series 1, subseries 1
Series 1, subseries 2

Prouty, Gratia L.

Series 1, subseries 2

Randall, Perry

Series 4, subseries 3

Reuterdahl, Arvid

Series 1, subseries 2

Rice, E. W., Jr.

Series 1, subseries 1
Series 1, subseries 2

Rice, Martin

Series 1, subseries 1

Richardson, Margaret E.

Series 10
Series 11

Ricks, Jesse J.

Series 1, subseries 1

Risten, A. D.

Series 1, subseries 2

Rockefeller, John D.

Series 1, subseries 1

Rogers, Warren

Series 1, subseries 2

Rublee, Juliet Barrett

Series 1, subseries 1

Rugers, Warner L.

Series 1, subseries 2

Sanger, William

Series 1, subseries 1

Sawyer, Charles Baldwin

Series 1, subseries 2
Series 9, subseries 1
Series 10
Series 14

Schirg, Nona

Series 12
Series 14

Schofield, Robert E.

Series 10

Seaver, Mary

Series 1, subseries 1

Severance, John L.

Series 1, subseries 1

Shaw, Antony

Series 4, subseries 3

Shepard, Brooks

Series 1, subseries 1
Series 1, subseries 2
Series 1, subseries 3
Series 10

Smith, S. L.

Series 1, subseries 2

Sperry, Elmer A.

Series 1, subseries 1
Series 1, subseries 2
Series 1, subseries 3

Steckely, A. P.

Series 1, subseries 3

Stephan, John F.

Series 1, subseries 2

Steven, Ruth M.

Series 1, subseries 2

Stevens, Sidney

Series 1, subseries 3

Stockley, G. W.

Series 1, subseries 1

Stratton, S. N.

Series 1, subseries 1
Series 1, subseries 2

Strong, George F.

Series 1, subseries 2

Swasey, Ambrose

Series 1, subseries 2

Swift, Lucian

Series 1, subseries 2

Tasler, Elinor J.

Series 1, subseries 2

Taylor, D. H.

Series 1, subseries 3

Taylor, P. H.

Series 1, subseries 2

Taylor, R. S.

Series 1, subseries 1

Thomson, Elihu

Series 1, subseries 1
Series 1, subseries 2
Series 8, subseries 4
Series 13

Thwing, Charles F.

Series 1, subseries 2

Thwing, Harriet

Series 1, subseries 2

Todd, T. Wingate

Series 1, subseries 1
Series 1, subseries 2

Van Dyck, F.

Series 1, subseries 2

Vogel, Leah

Series 1, subseries 1

Wallen, James

Series 1, subseries 1

Walmsley, Dorothy Brush

Series 1, subseries 1
Series 10
Series 11, subseries 2

Wardlaw, F. A.

Series 1, subseries 3

Warner, W. R.

Series 1, subseries 2

Weir, James

Series 1, subseries 1

Weir, Roslyn

Series 1, subseries 1

Weir, Mrs. William H.

Series 12

White, Francis S.

Series 1, subseries 1
Series 1, subseries 2

Whitney, W. R.

Series 1, subseries 1
Series 1, subseries 2

Wilkinson, Alfred E.

Series 1, subseries 1

Willebrandt, Mabel W.

Series 1, subseries 1

Williams, S. R.

Series 1, subseries 3

Williams, Tom A.

Series 1, subseries 2

Wilson, H. A.

Series 1, subseries 3

Wisner, Henry

Series 8, subseries 1

Wold, P. I.

Series 1, subseries 1

Wright, Robert M.

Series 1, subseries 1

Youngman, Frank

Series 1, subseries 1

   

 

Processing Note

The existing finding aid is based on the calendar of the Brush papers prepared by Harry Eisenman, and a handwritten guide created by J. Svoboda in April, 1968. In 2006-2007, Special Collections Archivist Tom Steman reprocessed and reorganized the papers and updated the finding aid to reflect those changes.

Several boxes of material listed by Harry Eisenman and later by J. Svoboda (April 1968) as belonging to the Brush Collection are not included in these papers. It is thought that these items were at one point incorporated into the library's holdings, placed with other collections, or were withdrawn from the collection.

The materials include:

  • a collection of books, many autographed by Brush, some dedicated to C. B. Sawyer by Brush
  • a series of periodicals and journals
  • material from the Margaret Richardson series

Books

These monographs belonged either to Charles F. Brush or Charles Baldwin Sawyer. Many are autographed; some are inscribed to Sawyer from Brush. Some of these books may be located at Kelvin Smith Library.

Appleton, Appleton's Dictionary of Machines, Mechanics, Engine Work, and Engineering, 1873

Armagnat, H., The Theory, Design and Construction of Induction Coils, 1908

Berthoud, Alfred, The New Theories of Matter and the Atom, 1924. (QC171.B4)

Blaine, Robert G., Quick and Easy Methods of Calculation, 1898.

Broniker, D. C., Tafeler Vierstelliger Logarithmen, 1907.

Carpenter, William B., The Microscope and Its Revelations, 1875.

Cremona, Luigi, Elements of Projective Geometry, 1893.

Drude, Paul, Theory of Optics, 1907.

Eastman Kodak Co., The Photography of Colored Objects, 1928.

Engineering Foundation, Popular Research Narratives, 1924.

Fresenius, Rem. C., A System of Instruction in Quantitative Chemical Analysis, 1874.

Fuller, C. E., Johnston, W. A., Applied Mechanics, 1916.

Goodwin, H. M., Physical Laboratory Experiments, Pt. III - Heat, 1912.

Graham, Amadeus W., A Comprehensive Geology, 1920.

Hammer, William J., Radium and Other Radio-Active Substances, 1903.

Hardin, W. L., The Rise and Development of the Liquefaction of Gases, 1899.

Howell, J. W., and Schroeder, H., History of the Incandescent Lamp, 1927.

Humphreys, W. J., Physics of the Air, 1920.

Kisher Scientific Co., Laboratory Apparatus and Regents, undated

Laws, F. A., Notes for Use in Standardizing Laboratory (Electrical Engineering), 1914.

Lodge, Richard W., Notes on Assaying, 1915.

Lorentz, H. A., Problems of Modern Physics, 1927.

Miller, E. F., Berry, C. W., and Riley, J. C., Problems in Thermo-Dynamics and Heat Engineering, 1914.

Miller, William A., Elements of Chemistry (chemical physics), 1874.

Miller, William A., Elements of Chemistry (inorganic), 1873.

Miller, William A., Elements of Chemistry (organic), 1869.

National Electric Light Association, 31st convention, Volume I, 1908.

Nietz, A. H., The Theory of Development (Photography), 1922.

Ostwald, W., Outlines of General Chemistry, undated

Penrose, Charles, The D'Este Steam Engineers' Manual with Electrical Appendix, 2nd ed., 1913.

Physics and Mechanics Conferences for Science, 1876.

Pierce, George, Principles of Wireless Telegraphy, 1910.

Preston, Thomas, The Theory of Light, 1895.

Report of the 69th Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science/Dover, 1899.

Richards, John, A Manual of Machine Construction for Engineers, Draftsmen, and Mechanics, 1889.

Risteen, A. D., Molecules and the Molecular Theory, 1895.

Roscoe, H. E. and Schorlemmer, C., A Treatise on Chemistry, Volume I,. 1878.

Roscoe, H. E. and Schorlemmer, C., A Treatise on Chemistry, Volume II, Part II, 1880.

Roscoe, Henry E., Spectrum Analysis, 1869.

Russell, B., The ABC of Relativity, 1925.

Ruterdahl, Arnd, Scientific Theism VS Materialism, 1920.

Saunders, W. L., Compressed Air Production, 1898.

Schlick, M., Space and Time in Contemporary Physics, 1920.

Schlick, M., Space and Time in Contemporary Physics, 1920.

Sloane, T. O'Connor, Liquid Air and the Liquefaction of Gases, 1899.

Stong, W. W., The New Science of the Fundamental Physics, 1918.

Warren, S. Edward, A Manual of Drafting Instruments and Operations, 1866.

Winchell, Alex, Sparks from a Geologist's Hammer, 1881.

Periodicals and Journals

Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, unbound, Philadelphia
1910. Volume XLIX, number 195-197
1912. Volume LI, number 203-207
1913. Volume LII, number 208, 210-212
1914. Volume LIII, number 214-215
1915. Volume LIV, number 216-220
1916. Volume LV, number 1-8
1917. Volume LVI, number 2, 7
1918. Volume LVII, number 1-6
1919. Volume LVIII, number 1-7
1920. Volume LIX, number 1-6
1923. Volume LXII, number 3

Transactions of the American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, bound
1944. Volume 156
1945. Volume 161
1949. Volume 180

Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers
1893. Volume X

Journal of the Franklin Institute, unbound
1915. February-December
1916. February-November
1917. January, February, August-December
1918. January-July, September, December
1919. January-September, November, December
1920. January-August, October-December
1921. January-March
1928. July-August

Year Books of the Franklin Institute, unbound
1916-1920

Bulletins of the Franklin Institute, unbound
1916. August, number 4
1917. September, number 5

Bulletins of the Bureau of Standards, unbound
1918-1919. Volume 14, number 1-4

Scientific Papers of the Bureau of Standards, unbound
1919-1920. Number 331, 334, 337-343, 345-350, 352, 353, 356-358, 362, 367

London, Edinburgh and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science, unbound
1921. 6th Series, March-August

Proceedings of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, unbound
1919. Volume 38, number 10 (October)

Transactions of the Electrochemical Society, unbound
1941-1945. Volume 80-88
1949. Volume 95-96

Chemical Abstracts, bound
1932. Volume 26, January-December (4 volumes)
1933. Volume 27, September-December (2 volumes)
1934. Volume 28, January-May (1 volume)

Journal of the Electrochemical Society
1949. Volume 95, 96

Additionally, in comparing the finding aid with the calendar done for the papers in the 1960s, material has gone lost or missing from the Brush papers. This includes material from Margaret Richardson (series 11), as noted on October 24, 1990.

Subject Reference Files collected by Margaret E. Richardson

Membership of Brush in Learned Societies
National Electric Light Association
Newspaper Clippings re: Brush, Electric Companies and Electricity
Windmill

Acknowledgments to People Who Helped Miss Richardson in Research or in Interviews in Preparation of the Proposed Biography

Also included is:

List of the Scientific papers of C. F. Brush
List of Brush patents
Bibliography on C. F. Brush

NOTE: Although the original files are missing, this material is duplicated in the card files located with the Brush Material.

Fractions of Biography (Mss) of C. F. Brush by E. S. Lincoln
Chronology of the life of C. F. Brush by Gertrude Hassler
Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland.
Also included is correspondence between Miss Hassler and C. B. Sawyer (1954-1955).

In addition, a tube containing awards, diplomas, and certificates, was not found when reprocessing the papers in 2006-07.  This included:

Diploma: Cleveland High School, June 27, 1867
Certificate: Member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers, March 1, 1882
Diploma: Honorary Doctor of Law; Kenyon College, June 24, 1903
Certificate: Member of TBPi, University of Michigan, 1907
Certificate: Charter Member, American Institute of Electrical Engineers, 1909
Certificate: Member, American Philosophical Society, April 23, 1910
Diploma: Honorary Doctor of Science; University of Michigan, June 27, 1912
Certificate: Award of Edison Medal, Dec. 10, 1913
Certificate: Fellow: American Geographic Society, Jan. 21, 1919
Certificate: Honorary Member; American Society for Steel Treating, Sept. 17, 1925
Diploma: Honorary Doctor of Engineering; Case School of Applied Science, May 31, 1928

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