Information for Researchers
Title: William Muir photograph collection,
Collection No: P05-002
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park (Calif.)
Historic Documents Department
Building E, Fort Mason
San Francisco, California 94123
Abstract: This collection consists of 3 photographic prints, 2 postcards, and 1 page from a scrapbook primarily related to west coast
Physical Location: Historic Documents Department
The following are indexing terms related to the description of this collection.
Muir & Symon, Blacksmiths, Machinists & Iron Ship Repairs
Photography of ships
Information for Researchers
This collection is open for research.
There are no restrictions based on the condition of this material. However, you should be aware that access to collection
material is always at the discretion of NPS curatorial staff if the condition warrants restricting the access and handling
of the collection items at any time.
Conditions of Use
The San Francisco Maritime NHP possesses physical property rights through ownership of the materials. However, copyright may
reside with the individual or corporate body responsible for the creation of the materials, or with their heirs. It is the
user's responsibility to respect the provisions of the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).
Permission to reproduce or publish from this collection must be secured by the user from the copyright holders.
[Item title or description including date]. William Muir photograph collection, P05-002. [Location within collection organization
identified by container number, series number, file unit number, or item number]. Historic Documents Department, San Francisco
Maritime National Historical Park.
Processing and Cataloging
Processed by Charles Miller and completed 2/14/2005.
ANCS+ Catalog No. SAFR 18501.
The collection is cataloged in the National Park Service (NPS) Automated National Catalog System (ANCS+). A portion of the
ANCS+ catalog record can be viewed on the NPS
Museum Collections on the Web Catalog
by searching on the catalog number 18501 at
. Do not include the acronym "SAFR" in the search.
In 1911, William Muir was a partner with Mr. Symon, of Muir & Symon, Blacksmiths, Machinists & Iron Ship Repairs, 1015-1017
Battery St., San Francisco. Later, Muir and his brother, Adam, organized as the Muir Brothers Iron Works.
Accession No. SAFR-1 was transferred to San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park from Golden Gate National Recreation
Area which acquired the collection from the San Francisco Maritime Museum when it became a unit of the National Park Service.
The museum received the materials from the estate of William Muir on February 4, 1952.
Accession number SAFR-00001.
Scope and Content
This collection consists of 3 photographic prints, 2 postcards, and 1 page from a scrapbook primarily related to west coast
The three prints are: woman christening unidentified ship; CALIFORNIA (steamship), the first American steamship to round the
Horn, print from a photo taken in 1872; and a print of a bucket and wood piling. The two postcards are of a Japanese sailing
schooner in the Bering Sea and the Collingwood Monument at Tynemouth, England. The scrapbook page has small drawings of EDWARD
SEWALL (ship, 3-masted) and DIRGO (ship, 3-masted) copyrighted 1912-1914.
Items arranged by photographic format.