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Gold Discoveries Scrapbook 1848-1852

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0234

It is unknown exactly who created this collection of newspaper articles but possibly it is related to the Eckley B. Coxe collection of gold mining newspaper articles as the same spidery handwriting notations are located in this scrapbook too. Eckley Brinton Coxe was a trustee of Lehigh University in the latter quarter of the nineteenth century. He had a degree in mining engineering and he and his family were very successful in the mining industry. During his life he collected a significant library of mining material which his wife donated to Lehigh upon his death in 1896. Although this scrapbook does not have his library bookplate, it is possible that he loaned the book to someone at Lehigh during his time as trustee.

Dates

  • 1848-1852

Creator

Physical Description

1 book measuring 20.5 x 16 x 8 cm with very loose pages and spine and cover separated. The scrapbook is contained in a corrugated cardboard box tied with cotton tape due to the poor condition of the binding. It is apparent from the binding and page paper that the articles were glued on to separate signatures that eventually were bound together in London to form the book. At the time of binding, the spine was reinforced with newspaper print advertising the London establishment of Mechi and Bazin located at 112, Regent Street and 4, Leadenhall Street, London. Part of the spine is totally separated from binding and is preserved in a French folded paper.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

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

Extent

1 book measuring 20.5 x 16 x 8 cm

Overview

A fascinating collection of nineteenth century published information about gold discoveries, mining, economical influence and transportation around the world. Anything anyone wanted or needed to know about gold is included in the newspaper articles glued to the pages of the scrapbook. Whoever took the time to collect the information had a very serious intent or need to know about gold.

Biographical Note

It is unknown exactly who created this collection of newspaper articles but possibly it is related to the Eckley B. Coxe collection of gold mining newspaper articles as the same spidery handwriting notations are located in this scrapbook too. Eckley Brinton Coxe was a trustee of Lehigh University in the latter quarter of the nineteenth century. He had a degree in mining engineering and he and his family were very successful in the mining industry. During his life he collected a significant library of mining material which his wife donated to Lehigh upon his death in 1896. Although this scrapbook does not have his library bookplate, it is possible that he loaned the book to someone at Lehigh during his time as trustee.

Chronology

1878
Possibly date of sale

Arrangement of the Content

The materials are arranged roughly in chronological order but there is an alphabetical geographical and topical index in the back of the scrapbook noting the page numbers for the pertinent articles.

Acquisition Information

The material was acquired by Lehigh University Library April 24, 1884 and cataloged as 979.4 G618, accession number 33360, placed in Storage and last used on Sep 26, 1960.

Accruals

No additions anticipated.

Related Material:

Eckley Brinton Coxe Manuscripts, SC MS 0059

Eckley B. Coxe Technical Library Scrapbooks on Australian Gold Discoveries, 1851-1865 SC MS 0214

Physical Description

1 book measuring 20.5 x 16 x 8 cm with very loose pages and spine and cover separated. The scrapbook is contained in a corrugated cardboard box tied with cotton tape due to the poor condition of the binding. It is apparent from the binding and page paper that the articles were glued on to separate signatures that eventually were bound together in London to form the book. At the time of binding, the spine was reinforced with newspaper print advertising the London establishment of Mechi and Bazin located at 112, Regent Street and 4, Leadenhall Street, London. Part of the spine is totally separated from binding and is preserved in a French folded paper.

Creator

Title
Finding Aid of the Gold Discoveries Scrapbook 1848-1852
Author
William Ying
Date
October 10, 2013
Language of description
English, French, Spanish

Revision Statements

  • finding aid revision date not supplied: April 24, 2012 : Finding aid created -- October 10, 2013 : EAD created

Repository Details

Part of the Lehigh University Special Collections Repository

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