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Lecture notes taken by John Wesley Grace in William H. Chandler chemistry class

Identifier: SC MS 0129

Scope and Contents

The collection is composed of the chemistry notes taken by John Wesley Grace Jr. in William H. Chandler’s chemistry lectures.


  • Creation: 1895


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Collection housed remotely. Users need to contact 24 hours in advance.

Biographical / Historical

Eugene Gifford Grace, the son of John Wesley Grace Jr., graduated from Lehigh University in 1899 as the valedictorian of his class. Following graduation, he started at Bethlehem Steel as a crane operator. After a few years, he became the superintendent of yards and transportation and after a few more, he became a general manager. After being offered the position of president, Grace turned the offer down. However after two years, he accepted the offer and became president of Bethlehem Steel. Following the outbreak of World War II, Bethlehem Steel led by Grace would supply an immense amount of supplies for the US military. After the war, Grace was appointed the Chairman of the Board of Bethlehem Steel. Grace was a notable philanthropist, helping Lehigh University grow exponentially. Eugene Gifford Grace died on July 7, 1960 and is buried at Nisky Hill cemetery in North Bethlehem.


1 volume; 28 cm

Language of Materials



A notebook that contains notes that were taken by John Wesley Grace (Lehigh University Class of 1899) during the Professor William Henry Chandler’s Chemistry lectures, in 1895.


The collection is arranged chronologically, the notes taken over the course of the semester.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Eugene Gifford Grace on March 10, 1961


No additions anticipated.

Physical Description

1 volume; 28 cm

Finding Aid of the John Wesley Grace Notebook, 1895 [Lectures in Chemistry by Prof. Chandler]
William Ying
April 17, 2013
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Repository Details

Part of the Lehigh University Special Collections Repository

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