Alexander G. Law Collection

Manuscripts Collection 261

Overview of the Collection

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Law, Alexander G.
Title: Alexander G. Law Collection
Dates: ca. 1940-1960
Extent: 950 pieces
Abstract: Research notes, articles, newspaper clippings, letters, plans and data, ca. 1940-1960, collected by Alexander G. Law in the process of creating miniature ship models. Includes information about several of Law’s models including the Ark Royal, H.M.S. Beagle, sloop Spray, H.M.S. Bounty, U.S.S. Constitution, clipper ship Flying Cloud, Brig Mary Celeste, and H.M.S. Victory.
Identification: Coll. 261

Biography of Alexander G. Law

Alexander G. Law was a miniature ship modeler from Englewood, N.J. a former commercial artist who turned to model-making in 1933.

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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.


Davis, Charles G. (Charles Gerard),–1870-1959
Grant, Gordon, –1875-1962

Corporate Bodies (Including Vessels):

Beagle (Ship)
Bear (Ship)
Bounty (Ship)
Charles W. Morgan (Bark)
Clermont (Steamboat)
Constitution (Frigate)
Essex (Ship)
Flying Cloud (Ship)
Mary Celeste (Ship)
Niagara (Steam frigate)
Savannah (Steamship)
Sea Witch (Ship)
Spray (Sloop)
St. Marys (Ship)
Thomas W. Lawson (Schooner)
Victory (Ship)


Models and modelmaking
Ship models

Document Types:

Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Ships plans



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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 261, 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.


Alexander G. Law; biographical and collection informatin
Box Folder
1 1 A. G. Law, biographical information and essay draft; ca. 1960
2 A. G. Law, general correspondence; ca. 1940-1960
3 A. G. Law, Marine Research Society; ca. 1950
4 A. G. Law, Nautical Research Guild; ca. 1950
5 A. G. Law, Ship model collection, magazine articles and publicity, etc.; ca. 1940-1960
6 A. G. Law, Ship model collection, newspaper clippings, etc.; ca. 1940-1960
Law Collection, vessel research
Box Folder
2 1 ARK ROYAL (Ship)
2 Baltimore Clipper
3 BEAGLE (ship)
4 BEAR (ship)
5 BOUNTY (ship)
7 Chinese pole junk
8 CLERMONT (steamboat)
9 Clipper ships
Box Folder
3 1 CONSTITUTION (frigate)
2 Egyptian galley
3 ESSEX (ship)
6 MAYFLOWER (ship)
7 NIAGARA (steam frigate)
8 River steamboat
Box Folder
4 1 Roman trireme
2 ST. MARYS (ship)
3 SAVANNAH (steamship)
4 SEA WITCH (ship)
5 SPRAY (sloop)
6 THOMAS W. LAWSON (schooner)
7 Viking long ship
8 VICTORY (ship)
General research on maritime subjects
Box Folder
5 1 Figureheads
2 Flags
3 Maps
4 Naval Craft
5 Rigging
6 Articles and publicity about maritime subjects
7 Newspaper clippings about maritime subjects
8 Miscellaneous research material collected by Alexander G. Law

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