White, Harry Hall, 1883-1944

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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 a 1928 pamphlet and set of plates titled A Photographic Guide for Bottle Collectors. White's research has held up over the years, and he remains well-regarded among American glass experts.

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

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creatorOf Harry Hall White Papers, 1754-1944 Corning Museum of Glass. Rakow Research Library
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correspondedWith McKearin, George S. (George Skinner), 1874- person
correspondedWith McKearin, Helen person
correspondedWith Norman-Wilcox, Gregor L., 1905-1969. person
correspondedWith Snow, Julia Diadema Sophronia, 1891-1984. person
associatedWith Yockel, Charles. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Cleveland OH US
Michigan MI US
Glass factories


Birth 1883

Death 1944


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