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White, Harry Hall, 1883-1944



  • Existence: 1883-1944

Harry Hall White is known to the glass community as an early American glass collector and researcher. He was born in Romeo, Michigan on June 24, 1883. He married Jessie Mae Jewitt in Ohio on March 17, 1916.

Little is known about White, who was employeed as an engineer. He pursued his hobby of glass research, particularly research on American glass bottles, with great passion. As an amateur historian and archaeologist, he published dozens of articles on American glass in the magazine _Antiques_, as well as his 1928 pamphlet and set of plates titled _A Photographic Guide for Bottle Collectors_.

White died unexpectedly on April 14, 1944 while on a business trip.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Harry Hall White Papers

Identifier: MS-0203
Content Description Personal papers of a glass bottle collector and American glass researcher, which include records collected from the Charles Yockel firm of Philadelphia, a manufacturer of glass molds.

The papers are divided into three series:

(1) Photographs, Circa 1920s-1930s

(2) Correspondence and Subject Files, 1754-1944

(3) Charles Yokel (Firm) Records, 1873-1924