Crawford-Frost Collection, 1896-1939, MS. 1995

Crawford-Frost Collection, 1896-1939
Maryland Historical Society

 

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Crawford-Frost Collection, 1896-1939
Maryland Historical Society

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Descriptive Summary

Crawford-Frost Collection, 1896-1939

MS. 1995*

Maryland Historical Society

Baltimore MD 21201-4674

 


Container List

BOX I continued

17. Victor J. Evans to W.A. C-F, Feb. 24, 1912.

 

 

18. E.B. Moore to W.A. C-F re gate patent, Feb. 24, 1912.

 

 

 

19. Victor J. Evans to W.A. C-F, March 15, 1912.

 

 

 

20. Model of Planochute (combined aeroplane and parachute), May 9-18, 1912.

 

 

 

21. Patent for Automobile fender, Feb. 15, 1913.

 

 

 

22. Patent for Spring Wheel, Sept. 9, 1913.

 

 

 

23. Patent for Gates, June 2, 1914.

 

 

 

24. Patent for Finger-Fit Keys for Typists, April 4, 1916.

 

 

 

25 a. Proposal for patent for improvements in automobile fuel pipe, Dec., 1917.

 

 

 

25. J.T. Newton to W.A. C-F re patent for automobile, Dec. 5, 1917.

 

 

 

26. J.T. Newton to W.A. C-F re patent for automobile, Dec. 13, 1917.

 

 

 

27. Correspondence between W.A. C-F & 3 adding machine companies re patent infringements on C-F's 1904 patent, Dec. 20, 1918-Jan. 22, 1919.

 

 

 

28. Correspondence between W.A. C-F and Postmaster of Baltimore re Postal Zone Chart invention, Dec. 23, 1919 - March 18, 1920.

 

 

 

29. W.A. C-F to Sen. John Walter Smith, March 1, 1920.

 

 

 

30. F.J. Penut to W.A. C-F, March 15, 1920.

 

 

 

31. W.A. C-F to F.J. Penut, March 20, 1920.

 

 

 

32. Petition to change name of son of W.A. C-F from John Ings Crawford-Frost to John Crawford Frost and biographical information on his parents, etc., April 21, 1920.

 

 

 

33. Patent for Wave-Energy Motors, July 13, 1920.

 

 

 

34. Patent for Torpedo-Obstructing Projectiles, May 10, 1921.

 

 

 

35. Clippings & notes re automobile bumpers, Oct. 31, 1925.

 

 

 

36. Thos. H. Spence to W.A. C-F, Feb. 26, 1926.

 

 

 

37. [W.A. C-F] to Thos. H. Spence, Feb. 27, 1926.

 

 

 

38. [W.A. C-F] to Rev. John I. Yellott, March 16, 1926.

 

 

 

39. Patent for Automobile Bumpers, May 25, 1926.

 

 

 

40. [W.A. C-F] to H.M. Crane re bumper patent, June 28, 1926.

 

 

 

41. [W.A. C-F] to H.C. Dickerson re bumper patent, June 28, 1926.

 

 

 

42. W.A. C-F to Allan H. Fisher, Sept. 6, 1926.

 

 

 

43. Oath sworn by W.A. C-F re claims on inventing the gas mask, May 13, 1927.

 

 

 

44. Affidavit sworn by C-F re claims on inventing the gas mask, May 17, 1927.

 

 

 

45. Oath (printed) re Flying Machines by W.A. C-F, Nov. 5, 1930.

 

 

 

46. Harold Scarborough to W.A. C-F, Nov. 22, 1932.

 

 

 

47. Certificate of baptism of John Ings Crawford-Frost on Aug. 1, 1894, dated March 23, 1939.

 

 

 

48. Birth certificate of J.I. C-F on Aug. 1, 1894, dated April 17, 1939.

 

 

 

49. Chanute's Swinging Wing Tips, n.d.

 

 

 

50. Charcoal & pencil sketch of W.A. C-F, n.d.

 

 

 

51. Civil fingerprint card, n.d.

 

 

 

52. Endorsements for his Planochute, nd.

 

 

 

53. List of inventions & patents of W.A. C-F.

 

 

 

54. Misc. newsclippings, n.d.

 

 

 

55. Neg. photostat of photo of W.A. C-F (most photos transferred to Graphics.)

 

 

 

56. Printers bloc of type for his “Everybody's Prayer.”

 

 

 

57. Typescript re claims to gasmask.

 

 

 

58. Typescript, clippings and photos to prove WACF invented the aeroplane nd.

 

 

 

59. Plaster of paris model of tombstone of WACF, nd.

 

 

 

BOX II

WRITINGS 1896-1928

 

 

1. c. 1896. Old Dogma in a New Light.

 

 

 

2. 1914. A Suggestion in Astronomy.

 

 

 

3. c. 1920. C.F.'s copy of Lorentz's The Einstein Theory of Relativity with marginal notes in C.F.'s hand.

 

 

 

4. c. 1923. “Amazing Revelations” Proclamation, Table of Contents & Part III only.

 

 

 

5. c. 1925. “A New Theory of Evolution”--Intro. pp., contents p. & Ch. 7, “Who Was Osiris?”

 

 

 

6. c. 1925. A New Theory of Evolution.

 

 

 

7. c. 1926. “The Evangelism of a Modernist.”

 

 

 

8. 1928. The Fourteen Points of a New Evangel.

 

 

 

 

BOX III

WRITINGS, c. 1929.

 

 

1. “The Cities of the Moon. By The Lone Person,” an autobiographical novel in 30 chapters in 6 folders and folder of MS. drafts of various chapters.

 

 

 

2. “A New Evangel of Religion and Sex.”

 

 

 

 

BOX IV

WRITINGS c. 1930.

 

 

1. “Crawford-Frost, Solver of Problems,” his autobiography in 3 parts. Part I “Minor Problems Solved” in 15 chapters (Ch. 8 missing). Part II “Supreme Problems Solved” in 15 chapters (Ch. 12 missing). Part III “Regarding the Court of Claims and the Suit Therein” in 6 chapters with + Ch. 1a & Ch. 2a.

 

 

 

2. Typescripts and various MS. drafts of various chapters.

 

 

 

 

BOX V

WRITINGS, 1931-34 & nd

 

 

1. 1931. The Way Out (printed).

 

 

 

2. [1931] “The Way Out” (mimeographed & MS. version).

 

 

 

3. 1931-33. The Way Out & 14 other brochures & pamphlets.

 

 

 

4. 1933. A Unique Exhibit.

 

 

 

5. 1933. “The Offer of Two Patents.”

 

 

 

6. 1933. “Why Civilization Will Not Crash.” (mimeo.)

 

 

 

7. 1933. “On Banking” Ch. 20, (mimeographed).

 

 

 

8. 1933. “The Triumph of the New Order,” Ch. 23, (Mimeographed).

 

 

 

9. 1933. “Tentative Suggestions for a Wheat Based Currency” (mimeo).

 

 

 

10. c. 1933. “The Autobiography of William A. Crawford-Frost” 25pp. (mimeo).

 

 

 

11. c. 1933. “Education by Story-Telling: Up-to-Date Memory Methods Applied to the Main Facts of History and the Bible.”

 

 

 

12. 1934. “How Europe Can Pay America's War Debts Without Handing Out a Penny.” (mimeographed.)

 

 

 

13. n.d. “The Emmorton Method (Being the Application of Scientific Memory Principles to the Joint Study of History and the Bible).”

 

 

 

14. n.d. “Everybody's Prayer” (printed).

 

 

 

15. n.d. “New Light on the Trinity.” (typescript).

 

 

 

16. n.d. “No bishop who is not a white mule can ever carry Christ to victory....” (ms. draft).

 

 

 

17. n.d. “The Tel El Amarna Clay Tablets” (typescript) + ALS Crawford-Frost to Editor of New York Times.

 

 

 

18. n.d. “The Tel El Amarna Clay Tablets” (typescript) revised second draft.

 

 

 

19. n.d. 3 biographical sketches of William A. CrawfordOFrost.

 

 

 

20. nd. misc. chapters & fragments from Crawford-Frost's writings