Henry Phelps Gage Papers,1886-1955

Collection Number: 1874

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Henry Phelps Gage papers, 1886-1955.
Collection Number:
1874
Creator:
Henry Phelps Gage
Quantity:
26 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, diaries, notes, notebooks, slides, photogrpahs.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Correspondence, diaries, notes on the life of Simon Henry Gage.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Henry Phelps Gage was a physicist and inventor, and son of Cornell University Professor Simon Henry Gage and Susanna Phelps Gage, also a scientist.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Correspondence, diaries, notes on the life of Simon Henry Gage; notebooks on lectures at Ithaca High School and Cornell University; printed matter on physics and related subjects; slides, photos, photographic plates, and miscellaneous papers. Includes correspondence and other papers pertaining to Henry Phelps Gage's work as head of the Optical Laboratory of Corning Glass Works (1911-1947) and to his membership in various scientific societies; also personal and family correspondence, including papers of Susanna Phelps Gage.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Gage, Henry Phelps.
Gage, Simon Henry, 1851-1944.
Gage, Susanna Phelps.
Cornell University.
Corning Glass Works.
Ithaca High School, (Ithaca, N.Y.)

Subjects:
Optics.
Women scientists.
Physics.

Form and Genre Terms:
Correspondence.
Diaries.
Notebooks.
Color slides.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Henry Phelps Gage papers, #1874. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Miscellaneous
Box 1
Technical Bulletins and Papers
Box 2
Coal Company Reports, 1880's
Box 3
Coal Company Reports, 1880's
Box 4
Technical Bulletins and Papers
Box 5
Technical Pamphlets, Text Books, Lecture Notes
Box 6
Travel Literature, Maps
Box 7
Optics, Glass Manufacturing
Box 8
Technical Papers by Susanna and Simon Gage - Lecture notes, technical pamphlets
Box 9
HPG Block in Morrisville
Box 9
Copy of letters to and from J.G. Schurman from Prof. Gage re dedicating his book on Optic Projection, 1914?
Box 9
Death of Mary Gag-Day, auto accident
Box 9
Carter R. Kingsley
Box 9
Cornell - Gifts to Greater Council Fund, etc.
Box 9
Illuminating Engineering Society (Nomenclature Committee)
Box 9
Birth Certificate (HPG)
Box 9
HPG's Letters - His Philosophy re prejudice, religion
Box 9
Mrs. Theobald Smith
Box 9
Harley Howe
Box 9
Amory Houghton
Box 9
Microscopy in America, attempts at getting it published
Box 9
Spencer Lens Company
Correspondence
Box 10
Phelps - invented day-light glass, co-author of "Optic Projection," colors of signal lights, Cornell AB - 1908, Ph. D. - 1911, born 1888
Box 10
Cowan - in charge of optical lab at Corning G.W. retired July 1, 1947
Box 10
Mrs. Theobald Smith
Box 10
S.H.G.; 1917, 1916, 12-4, re SPG Fdn., 1943
Box 10
Herbert Lehman re McCarthy, Stanford 1905-1906, Society of Motion Picture Engineers, Optical Society of America, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Box 10
Dr. Mary Gage-Day, 1934
Box 10
Clara Starrett Gage (Mrs. S.H.G.)
Box 10
Nina W. McCabe
Box 10
William Whitney Gage
Box 10
Copies of Letters to Irving M. Ives, Robert F. Wagner (?)
Box 10
Typewritten account of accident which blinded HPG in one eye, 1935
Box 10
I.M. Ives, 1952
Box 10
From HPG to father, 1900
Box 10
E.L. Mark
Box 10
From Clare Boothe Luce to 1945 re control and development of atomic energy
Box 10
Susanna P. Gage
Box 11
Edward L. Nichols
Box 11
Copies of letters about death of SHG
Box 11
Charles G. Sibley
Box 11
W. Sterling Cole, June 4, 1952
Box 11
F.D. Roosevelt, Asst. Sec. of Navy, Dec. 15, 1917
Box 11
Albert C. Durand
Box 11
Mary Gage-Day
Box 11
SHG
Box 11
B.F. Kingsbury
Box 11
2 copies of resolutions adopted re death of Prof. Edward Leamington Nichols
Box 11
Henry F. Gage
Box 11
George F. Rogalsky
Box 12
W.N. Barnard
Box 12
Phelps to Luella
Box 12
Simon to Susanna
Box 12
Herbert G. Dorsey
Box 12
Albert C. Durand
Box 12
Gage Genealogy
Box 12
Biographical Sketch of Henry Batten, Trustee, 1915
Box 12
Biographical Sketch of Elizabeth Carse
Box 13
Jared Newman
Box 13
Phelps re Houghton for Congress, May 21, 1918, to Jared Newman
Box 13
Joseph F. Putman
Box 13
F.K. Richtmyer
Box 13
Albert W. Smith
Box 13
Wildeer D. Bancroft
Box 13
A.C. Durand
Box 13
Death of SPH, 1915
Box 13
Anna Comstock
Box 13
Orchards - Washington (Orondo)
Box 13
Mr. and Mrs. SHG
Box 13
Photostatic copy of "Abstract of Title" for lands of SPG in Morrisville, 1854
Box 13
Albert H. Gage
Box 13
Edward L. Nichols
Box 13
Tiffany and Company
Box 13
Charles H. Truck
Box 14
Priscilla (to and from)
Box 14
George Washington University
Box 14
Corning Science Club
Box 14
re SHG's "History of Microscopy in America"
Box 14
SHG "Fellowship in Animal Biology"
Box 14
Luzerne Coville
Box 14
Gardner Family Genealogy
Box 14
Settlement of Estate of SHG, Letters of Sympathy
Box 14
D.L. Gamble
Box 14
Copy of letter, Nov. 30, 1955, sending reprints of his Cornell research and thesis to Cornell for the new research library
Box 14
Ruth Sawyer Durand
Box 14
To Lucille Cowan from Beaus'
Family financial papers and miscellany
Box 15
Letters from Clyde and Edna Gage
Box 15
Estate of Susanna Phelps Gage
Box 15
Letters from Jared Newman
Box 15
Correspondence re William Cowen Estate
Box 15
Printed: "Mary Gage-Day - A Memorial Tribute"
Box 16
Notes on stock quotations, dividends
Box 16
Bills, receipts
Box 16
Sketchbook
Box 16
Bankbooks
Box 16
Check Books
Box 16
Miscellaneous
Box 17
Pamphlets on Medicine and Physiology
Box 18
Tax Returns, Ms, Miscellany
Box 18
Class of 1908 - Cornell Material - Given to Archives
Box 18
Copy of Will of SHG
Box 18
Ms. of "Life of SHG" by HPG, 1949
Box 18
Ms. of "The Spirit of Science," 1904
Box 18
"Affairs in Cube," John M. Thurston
Box 19
Newspaper Clippings and Magazines
Box 20
Papers and Pamphlets on Physics/Franklin Institute Journals
Box 21
Microscopy, papers on light transmission, Stanford University, Washington Mem.
Box 22
Technical Bulletins and Papers
Box 23
Technical Bulletins and Papers
Box 24
Technical Material on Radio, Sound and Light
Box 25
Technical Papers and Pamphlets
Box 26
Pamphlets on Glass Manufacturing
Box 27
Newspaper Clippings
Invitations, programs, family papers and notes
Box 28
Diary, 1951 - HPG; 1949; 1941-1945, etc.; notes 1955
Box 28
Postcards, 1910-1911
Box 28
Scrapbook: "History of Henry Phelps Gage, Vol. I," c. 1886-1902
Box 28
Notebooks
Box 28
Notes on Life of Simon Henry Gage
Box 28
Miscellaneous Papers
Box 29
Photogrpahs, Negatives
Box 30
Family Photoraphs
Box 31
Photographs
Box 32
Photographs/Books ( Optic Projection)
Box 33
Photographs, Family Diaries and Accounts
Box 34
Photographs
Box 35
Photographic Plates, Hardware
Box 49
In Manuscript file: Copy of a typescript entitled "Information on the VenTessel Family as related to the Gage Family"