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Archibald McIntyre Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0354
Abstract

These letters give a brief glimpse into the mining business in the early Nineteenth Century. Alexander McIntyre to whom these letters are addressed was an ambitious entrepreneur in the coal and iron country of New York and Pennsylvania with his name being passed on to many sites in these states.

Dates: 1825-1851

Asa Packer Estate Accounts and Other Financial Documents, 1879-1924

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0005
Abstract

A collection of financial records, including receipts, bills, statements, etc., in four separate Estate Accounts, administered by the trustees of the estate of Asa Packer, and Lehigh University covering the period May 1879 through 1972.

Dates: 1854 - 1972

Harry John McNally Collection

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Identifier: SC MS 0377
Abstract

Harry John McNally's personal and professional documents mostly related to Madison Square Garden & Penn Station

Dates: 1935 - 1989

Harry M. Ullmann Notebooks

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Identifier: SC MS 0195
Abstract These notes are Harry M. Ullmann’s class notes made by him during his PhD studies at Johns Hopkins University in the early 1890s. The notes provide insight on teaching methods and content in late 19th century chemistry at a major U.S. university. Also included is a humorous diary of travel through Europe in the style of Mark Twain’s travels abroad. Ullmann was a professor of chemistry at Lehigh University from 1894 to 1938. He was chairman of the combined Chemistry and Chemical...
Dates: 1890 - 1915

Herman Haupt Civil War Military Transportation Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: SC Photo-0001
Abstract This collection contains an incomplete series of photographs taken by Andrew J. Russell under the direction of Herman Haupt. These photographs capture different methods for the construction and deconstruction of bridges and other engineering projects implemented during the Civil War to aid military transportation. These photographs are described in detail by Haupt in the accompanying text volume. A series of images, many of which appear to be illustrations of scenes depicted in the...
Dates: 1863

Lecture notes taken by Albert Beardsley Jessup in Mansfield Merriman Civil Engineering class

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Identifier: SC MS 0318
Abstract

The notes pertain to a Construction class taught by Professor Merriman. The topics covered throughout of the lectures give insight into how construction was viewed in the late 1800s, including accepted building materials and construction methods. The meticulousness of the notes testify to Albert Beardsley Jessup’s diligence as a student. The material is also covered in great detail, which emphasizes Professor Merriman’s expertise in the field of civil engineering.

Dates: 1895-06

The Lehigh Coal And Navigation Company records

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Identifier: SC MS 0120
Abstract The Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company was a prominent coal mining and shipping company first established in 1820 with the merger of the Lehigh Coal Mining Company and the Lehigh Navigation Company, both of which operated in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania beginning in 1818. The Company owned and operated an extensive system of coalmines in Pennsylvania’s Carbon and Schuylkill Counties, two canals, and several railroads and railways. The Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company is credited...
Dates: Bulk, 1826-1913; 1815-1940

Lehigh Valley Railroad Documents

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Identifier: SC MS 0159
Abstract

Reflected in this collection is the bureaucracy of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company from a train conductor’s view. The collection contains bulletins, supplements to bulletins, correspondence about operation of trains, train fares, schedules of train stations, time tables, conductor’s documentation of passengers’ destinations, tickets issued and material especially about the Black Diamond Express – the LVRR’s most famous train.

Dates: 1870-1981; Majority of material found within 1909-1915

Lehigh Valley Railroad Land Documents

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0275
Scope and Contents The collection contains approximately 384 documents (deeds, titles, indentures, correspondence and leases) for anthracite coal lands, 40 envelopes, 20 maps, two pamphlets, one photogravure, and one large colored "painting." In general, the items are dusty, stained, crumpled, and some are very fragile.The earliest date mentioned in the documents is 1773 (Tomlinson survey of land) referred to in a later dated deed to the most recent items from the Peca Coal Company dated 1962. The...
Dates: 1773-1962

Lehigh Valley Railroad Ledger 1863-1874

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0198
Abstract

Single volume ledger of Lehigh Valley Rail Road Company containing information on the locomotive and railroad car maintenance, repair and management records from 1863-1874.

Dates: 1863-1874

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