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Samuel Wetherill Family


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Box 49 - Zinc Plate: Test-casting of metallic zinc

 Item — Box 0054.49, Item: 01
Identifier: 0054.49
Scope and Contents A Test-Casting of Metallic Zinc Explanation: This casting of zinc metal has been passed down the faculty of the Department of Chemistry since Lehigh was launched as a University. The first Chemistry Chairman (Charles M. Wetherill, M.D.) was the cousin of Lieutenant Col. Samuel Wetherill. In today's jargon, Samuel would be called the Chief Technical Officer or the plant manager for the Zinc Works. Organized in 1853 in South Bethlehem near what is the present New...
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Wetherill Family Papers

Identifier: SC MS 0163

This collection contains documents reflecting a time frame from mid 18th century to mid 19th century. The Wetherill family was a Philadelphia Quaker family prominent in manufacture and civic leadership. The documents specifically indicate a family interest in the Philadelphia Water Works, the Schuylkill Navigation Company and promoting the establishment of the Schuylkill Canal.

Dates: Mid 18th century to the mid 19th century

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Archival Object 1
Collection 1
Canals -- Pennsylvania 1
Philadelphia (Pa.) – Water supply 1
Schuylkill Canal 1
Schuylkill River (Pa.) 1
Union Canal (Pa.) 1
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