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Emil Aarup, ship builder and designer

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From a magazine advertisement for Emil Aarup Boats, circa 1915.

This collection of documents, photographic prints and ship’s lines was created by Emil Aarup at his own business in Los Angeles between 1900 and 1940, and his work as a boatbuilder for Fellows and Stewart, Inc.

Description:
The collection contains two series: the Emil Aarup family photographs and boatbuilding and yachting photographic prints form the first series of this collection from 1900 to the 1940s. Fifteen sheets of lines for small craft (25′-50′), mostly drafted by Mr. Aarup, form the second series of the collection.

Scope note:
Emil Aarup worked closely with Fellows and Stewart, Inc. in the early part of the twentieth century. There is some overlap of photographic prints with the Papers of Fellows and Stewart, Inc.

Biographical Note:
Emil Aarup, boat builder and naval architect, was born in Denmark on Oct 18, 1878 and died in Los Angeles, Oct 22, 1940. After working for many years with Fellows and Stewart Boat Building Co., he opened his own boat building business in Los Angeles building yachts for Southern California yachtsmen.

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William Muller Collection

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From a 4 x 5 negative of ships lines for a tug by William Muller, 1917.

This manuscript collection of documents and ship’s lines is an example of an early 20th century shipbuilder in Los Angeles Harbor. The collection is entitled William Muller Collection.

Description: The collection contains correspondence, financial statements, estimates, notes and photographs of the many ships produced in the Wilmington and San Pedro vicinity by the shipbuilder William Muller.

Biographical Notes: William Muller, born William (Wilhelm) Adolph August Muller, in 1865 in Germany, came to the United States around 1885 and to California two years later. Early in the twentieth century his reputation as a builder of wooden ferries and tugboats in Wilmington and San Pedro earned him contracts with William Banning, his enterprises and his associates, to build ships for the Catalina Island Line and Wilmington Transportation Company as well as to carry out commissions for other parties. Among Muller’s first productions, the ferries CABRILLO and HERMOSA II were launched in 1904. Muller died in 1936.

Snapshot of Captain William Banning and William Muller (right).

Snapshot of Captain William Banning and William Muller (right).

Copyright Notice: Copyright restrictions apply to the use of the images and documents in this collection. See the copyright notice here.

View the full Finding Aid: on O.A.C., Online Archive of California. Click on “Additional collection guides” to see the full finding aid.

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Fellows & Stewart, Inc.

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Portrait of Rusty Fellows, circa 1933.

Rusty Fellows, circa 1933.

The collection is entitled Papers of Fellows and Stewart, Inc., 1900-1967

The collection size is approximately 50 cu. ft. of correspondence, documents, photographic prints and negatives, plus ships lines or naval architectural drawings

Read the full description or finding aid at Online Archive of California.

Description: The collection contains papers of the corporation: accounts, sales transactions, letters of agreement, ships plans, photographic prints, inquiries and day to day correspondence, stock certificates and legal documents, correspondence, naval architectural drawings and photographs of the shipyard located in Los Angeles Harbor between early 1900 and 1967. Also contains professional photographic portraits and snapshots of the shipyard and Fellows family members dating from the late 19th to the middle of the 20th century.

Biographical Notes: Read more about the firm, the firm’s founder, Joe Fellows, Sr. (1865-1942) and Rusty Fellows (Joe Fellows, Jr.) 1905-1962.

Copyright Notice: Copyright restrictions may apply. See the copyright notice here.

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