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Norman Bel Geddes Database

Job 976, Yachts, 1940-1956

Summary: Bel Geddes purchased the sloop Edna in 1941. He named her Fancyfree, and then Jil in 1946.

Box/Location Folder Description
box 110 976.1 Legal --- Purchase, registration, repair contract, charters 1940-1945.
box 110 976.2 Fancyfree --- Correspondence, clippings 1940-1946.
box 110 976.3 Fancyfree --- Sketches (8 x 11 tracings) ca. 1945-1946.
box 110 976.4 Jil --- Boat Miscellaneous 1946.
box 110 976.5-8 Jil --- Greenport Basin Co. (Brigham Shipyards) repair correspondence & contract Nov1944-Jul1947.
box 110a 976.9 Jil --- Jerome Doyle - Brigham Shipyards Jan-Nov1947.
box 110a 976.10 Jil --- Insurance - DeLong 1946-1947.
box 110a 976.11 Jil --- Legal - DeLong 1947.
box 110a 976.12 Jil --- Legal - Boat Documents work copy 1946.
box 110a 976.13-16 Jil --- Legal --- "Comments". "Documentary History". "Inventory".
box 110a 976.17-18 Jil --- Blueprints.
box 110b 976.41-49 Jil --- Blueprints (cont.).
box 110b 976.20 Jil --- Measurement.
box 110b 976.21-23 Jil --- Boat Book.
box 110b 976.24 Jil --- Ratsey Correspondence 1946-1949.
box 110b 976.25 Jil --- General Correspondence 1948.
box 110b 976.26 Publicity --- "NBG Plans for Post-War Yachting" press release 1942.
box 110b 976.27 Jil --- Photographs & negatives [1942?].
box 110b 976.28 Log Book --- Ft. Myers; Shelter Island 1944.
box 110c 976.29 The Anchorage --- Correspondence, brochures 1954-1957.
photo box 21 976.1 The Anchorage --- 4 Photographs of Gar Wood Boats.
box 110c 976.30 Edna --- Letter sent 1954.
photo box 21 976.2 Edna --- 7 Photographs of license, boat.
photo box 21 976.3 Yachts for Charter --- 1 Photograph, brochure.
box 110c 976.31 Yachts for Purchase --- Letter rec. 1956.
box 110c 976.32 American Flag.
box 110c 976.33 Charts.
box 110c 976.34 Catalogs of Charts.
box 110c 976.35 Current Tables of the Atlantic Coast. Hill Memorizer Cards.
flat file 976.1 Tidal Current Charts of Long Island Sound.
box 110c 976.36-37 Catalogs.
box 110c 976.38 Sailboat & Yacht Articles.
box 110c 976.39 Yacht Racing (Right of Way) clippings & booklet.
box 110c 976.40 Jil --- Course & Sailing Plans - Orient, Southold, Gardiner, Sag, Peronic Race Series Jun-Aug1946.
box 110d 976.51 Jil --- Course & Sailing Plans - Orient, Southold, Gardiner, Sag, Peronic Race Series Jun-Aug1946 (cont.).
negative box 33 976.1-3 Jil --- Racing Charts Wind - ca. 30 negatives. [12 damaged]
negative box 34 976.4-8 Jil --- Racing Charts Wind - ca. 30 negatives (continued). [20 damaged]
negative box 35 976.9-13 Jil --- Racing Charts Wind - ca. 30 negatives (continued). [21 damaged]
negative box 36 976.14-15 Jil --- Racing Charts Wind - ca. 30 negatives (continued). [8 damaged]
box 110d 976.50 Jil --- Course & Sailing Plan Forms (unused blanks).
box 110e 976.21-25 Jil --- Course & Sailing Plan Forms (unused blanks) (cont.).
flat file 976.2 Fancyfree --- Sailing Charts (unused blanks).
damaged flat files, drawer 16 976.1 Photograph of sailboat.

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