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Identifier: SC MS 0188
Overview An interesting collection of early twentieth century analyses of ores collected by Benjamin Franklin Fackenthal, Jr., a prominent chemist of the era. Fackenthal established laboratories at the Durham Iron Works in Riegelsville, Pa and also in Lancaster, Pa. where mineral analysis was made of iron ores and limestone from samples sent by clients. What is especially interesting about the notebook is the listing of many iron ore and limestone quarries located in the Lehigh Valley area. Among the...
Identifier: SC MS 0156
Overview The Morris Canal started in 1825 was built from Phillipsburg, New Jersey on the Delaware River eastward across northern New Jersey to connect in 1831with the Passaic River tidewaters as a public highway. By 1836 it was extended to Jersey City on the Hudson River. Its main commerce was carrying coal from Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley to the growing iron industry in New Jersey and iron ore back to Pennsylvania but also carried other freight. The canal was the only canal in America that utilized...