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Lecture Notes of Henry S. Jacoby (Class of 1877)

Identifier: SC MS 0254

Scope and Contents

The manuscript measures 23.5 x 19 x 1.5 cm. The binding is in good condition composed of a red leatherette spine and wavy red, blue and tan pattern on paper board. The fly leaf has handwritten notation in purple ink “Lectures on Metallurgy of Iron by Professor B. W. Frazier.” In black ink script possibly made by Professor and Librarian Chandler “Notes taken by” (in purple ink) Henry S. Jacoby, (in black ink “Class of 1877”). This title is misleading as pages 1 to 90 represent notes made from Friday March 31st 1876 to May 30 1876 on metallurgy. Pages 91 to 173 represent notes made from Thursday Sept. 7th 1876 to Thursday November 16th 1876 Institute of International Law. Lectures by Professor Henry Coppée L.L.D. The manuscript represents two courses of study in the calendar year 1876 but Semesters range from 1875-76 and 1876-77.


  • Creation: 1876


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Biographical / Historical

As the creator of this manuscript Henry Sylvester Jacoby was an American educator born 1857 in Springtown, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Lehigh University in civil engineering Class of 1877. During the season of 1878 he worked with the topography corps of the Pennsylvania Geological Survey. In 1879 to 1885 he was chief draftsman in the U.S. Engineer’s Office, Memphis, TN. In 1886 he returned to Lehigh where until 1890 he was an instructor in civil engineering. He then went to Cornell University where in 1897 he became professor in bridge engineering which became his specialty. He was a fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science and served the Society for Promotion of Engineering Education. He authored and co-authored books on engineering topics with Mansfield Merriman and Roland Parker Davies. His death date is uncertain but possibly after 1947 and before 1956.


1 book, 24 cm x 30 cm x 8.5 cm

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This manuscript describes two late nineteenth century courses of study at Lehigh University – metallurgy and international law. The breathe of the knowledge of these topics at the time presents an excellent overview of the scope of Lehigh’s range of education.


The manuscript is in chronological order from two courses representing the Spring Semester March 31, 1876 “Lectures on Metallurgy of Iron by Professor B. W. Frazier” to the Fall Semester November 16, 1876 “Institutes of International Law. Lectures by Professor Henry Coppée L.L.D.”

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Finding Aid of the Henry S. Jacoby Lecture Notes (Class of 1877)
William Ying
September 23, 2013
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