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Overview At the beginning of the 1940s Seamen's Church Institute introduced their ongoing series of first day covers, which were available to collectors and donors. A first day cover is a stamp adhered to an envelope which has been issued, post-marked, and canceled on the day of its initial release. The envelope will sometimes have a hand-drawn image on it of which its subject matter would be the same as on the stamp. These drawings were used to enhance the collectibility of the first day cover.
Scope and Content Includes materials related to SCI’s Merchant Marine School and its predecessors, the Navigational and Marine Engineering School and the Navigational School. Of particular note are registrar materials, correspondence related to the J. Hooker Hamersley and correspondence from the War years of the Navigational and Marine Engineering School, including a letter addressed to Rev. Archibald R. Mansfield from then Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Franklin D. Roosevelt, thanking SCI for providing free...
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Scope and Content note The collection consists of the records of the Seamen’s Church Institute of New York and New Jersey from 1808-2010. Records include minutes, correspondence, printed material, scrapbooks, photographs, journals, registers, reports and ephemera related to the day-to-day operation of the Institute. Minutes for the Board of Managers date from 1854 and include entries for meetings involving Franklin D. Roosevelt and J. Pierpont Morgan, who were both members. Also included are the minutes of the...
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