|Title||Letter from Edward Engelbart relating to August and Gesina Engelbart and family, once residents of Hoboken, 2003.|
|Collection||Family & Friends Memorabilia Collection|
|Credit||Gift of Edward Engelbart|
|Scope & Content||
Letter from Edward Engelbart relating to August and Gesina Engelbart and family, once residents of Hoboken 2003. Donor's (grandson of the Engelbarts) two-page typewritten letter with a brief family background and description of related items being donated is this record. Other items are catalogued separately as listed below.
August Engelbart was a harbor master for the North German Lloyd Line in Hoboken including during the 1900 pier fire. Later he was an employee of Tietjen & Lang Dry Dock Company. He lived in Hoboken from 1896 to ca. 1912 when he and his wife moved to Union City. A native of Germany, he became a U.S. citizen in 1903. He was then living at 422 Bloomfield St.
-archives catalog 2003.074.0002: 2 leaves with photocopies of newspaper articles
-2 obituaries of August Engelbart, July 1944
-funeral notice for August Engelbart, July 1944
-2 articles, undated (1942), re 50th wedding anniversary
-archives catalog 2003.074.0003: 3 leaves with photocopies of photos and a postcard (7 images with 3 duplications); see related for separate photo catalog entries.
-archives catalog 2003.074.0004: 4 leaves, photocopies from The New York Times, July 1-4, 1900, of partial articles about the 1900 pier fire. An article from July 3 quotes a "Captain Engelbart". It is unknown if this is the same person as August Engelbart.
-archives catalog 2003.074.0005: photocopy of article "The Great Harbor Fire: The North German Lloyd Disaster of 1900" by Robert Gordon from New Jersey History, Vol. 100, Nos. 3-4, Fall/Winter 1982. Mention on page  of a "Captain Engelbart". It is unknown if this is the same person as August Engelbart. Also filed here is a color photocopy of 3 postcards, two related to the scene of the fire.
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|Year Range from||2003|
North German Lloyd Line
Tietjen & Lang
422 Bloomfield St.
|Caption||letter, leaf 1 of 2|
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