Historic Documents Gallery Source: National Archives RG 26 Entry 17J Source: National Archives RG 26 Entry 17C Source: National Archives RG 26 Entry 111 (NC-31) National Archives RG 45 Entry 464b National Archives RG 45 Entry 464b Letter from National Archives RG 26 Entry 24 (NC-31) Entry for Robbins Reef Lighthouse, Register of Keepers, microfilm publication M1373 The Graves Lighthouse Logs In 1935, Capt. has to make two attempts to delivery the packages to The Graves. The first mention of receiving packages from an airplane in the The Graves Lighthouse Log, 1933. See Digitized Volumes 1838 Light List National Archives, Entry 3 (NC-63) “Records of the Fifth Light-House District (Baltimore), 1851-1912 Proposal for new keeper’s dwelling at Sandy Hook in 1838. Courtesy National Archives Record Group 26 Documentation drawing completed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Historic American Building Survey (HABS) Courtesy NOAA Historical Map and Chart Collection Historic American Building Survey (HABS) drawing of Portland Breakwater Light Plan of 1855 Portland Breakwater Light (National Archives) Letter submitting Marcus Hanna’s application for a lifesaving medal. (Letterbook 615) Detail of microfilm showing Miss Hiern’s approintment as keeper on 18 October 1844. (M1373) Note Miss C.A. Hiern listed under Pass Christian, appointed on 18 October 1844. (M1873) Oath of Office for Mary Reynolds, keeper at Pass Christian. (RG 217 Entry 282) Form letter from district inspector informing the USLHB of the transfer of Margaret Norvell from Head of Passes to Port Ponchartrain. (RG 26 Entry 24) Stephen Pleasonton notifies the local Superintendent of Lighthouses that the appointment of Ann Davis as keeper of Point Lookout Lighthouse has been approved. The local superintendent reports a fire at Point aux Barques Lighthouse where Catherine Shook was keeper. (RG 26 Entry 17C) Sample letter from RG 26 Entry 82 Most of the keeper letters in the field records are generally about routine matters–supplies, leaves of absences, requests for transfer, care of station or machinery, etc . (RG 26 Entry 6 (NC-63) Note Juliet Nichol’s marginal notation about the San Francisco earthquake in her log for April 1906. Keepers generally did not write their superiors in Washington but confined their correspondence to the local superintendent of lighthouses before 1852 and the district inspector after 1852. This letter from Elizabeth Williams, keeper at Little Traverse Lighthouse, is an exception. She is thanking the U.S. Light-House Board for a recent commendation. (RG 26 Entry 48 File 8645) Click on image to see larger version. See blog on home page for more information about these documents.