Collection of P. A. Bonney

Manuscripts Collection 134

Overview of the Collection

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Bonney, P. A., collector
Title: Collection of P. A. Bonney
Dates: 1950-1970
Extent: 546 items
Abstract: This collection is composed of post cards, clippings, and articles pertaining to American and foreign lighthouses. Included is a typed volume which presents the history of various lighthouses in America, England, Australia, and Canada. A limited amount of material on lightships is also included.
Identification: Coll. 134


Restrictions on Access

Available for use in the Manuscripts Division

Restrictions on Use

Various copying restriction apply. Guidelines are available from the Manuscripts Division.

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Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the G. W. Blunt White Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Corporate Bodies (Including Vessels):

United States.–Coast Guard




Document Types:


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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 134, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.


U. S. Lighthouses
Box Folder
1 1 U. S. Lighthouses: California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana
2 U. S. Lighthouses: Maine
3 U. S. Lighthouses: Massachusetts 1 (Annisquam-Great Point)
4 U. S. Lighthouses: Massachusetts 2 (Highland-Wood End)
5 U. S. Lighthouses: Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi
6 U. S. Lighthouses: New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina
7 U. S. Lighthouses: Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin
Foreign Lighthouses
Box Folder
2 1 Foreign Lighthouses: Ascension Island-France
2 Foreign Lighthouses: England
3 Foreign Lighthouses: Galapagos, Chatham Islands-Union of South Africa
Miscellaneous Lighthouses and Lightships
Box Folder
2 4 Lighthouses: related miscellaneous clippings and articles, plus 20 page handwritten description of lights at New London, Plum Island, Orient Point, etc.
5 Lightships: related clippings, articles, and photos
6 Plates pertaining primarily to lighthouses and their construction
7 Plates pertaining to lighthouses and their construction
1 Typed historical sketches of various lighthouses in the U. S., Canada, England and Australia

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