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Cooper & Hewitt records

Accession: 1754

Cooper & Hewitt partners were iron businessmen who purchased ironworks, property, and iron mines. In 1845, a rolling mill complex was incorporated as the Trenton Iron Company, and in 1847 iron mines at Andover, New Jersey, were purchased. The records consist of two payroll sheets from 1848, as well as eighty-two inbound letters, mostly from 1849 to 1850. The letters are primarily operating reports from the superintendent of the Andover mine.

Dates: 1848-1870

Cyrus J. Sharer research files on the iron ore and steel industries

Accession: 2183

This collection represents materials collected by Cyrus J. Sharer for his research on the iron and steel industry and particularly the world iron ore trade. The main emphasis is on the iron ore trade of the Great Lakes. The period covered, mid-1960s to mid-1980s, was one of crisis and reorganization in the American steel industry and in the lake ore trade, and this is reflected in the records.

Dates: 1943-1987

Empire Steel & Iron Company Records

Accession: 2285

The records consist of photocopies of miscellaneous documents of the Empire Steel and Iron Company, the originals of which are in the possession of the National Canal Museum at Easton, Pa. Most of them seem to have come from the Mount Hope site. There is another small collection of miscellaneous materials from the field office of the Mount Hope Mine at the New Jersey Historical Society.

Dates: 1857-1991; bulk 1903-1918

Frederick W. Wood papers

Accession: 0884

Frederick William Wood (1857-1943) was an executive and engineer in the steel and shipbuilding industries. His papers constitute a major source on the history of the American steel industry in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The papers are primarily official records of the various companies with which Wood was associated.

Dates: 1867-1943

Joseph Lincoln Gillson papers

Accession: 2470

Joseph Lincoln Gillson (1895-1964) was the chief geologist for the DuPont Company's Development Department from 1929 to 1960. As chief geologist he traveled all over the world making explorations in search of sulfur, ilmenite, fluorspar, barytes, celestite, and other raw materials, as well as conducting investigations in search of ground water supplies, foundations, and general site studies. This is a small collection that consists of a set of notebooks and related documents from Gillson's time working for the DuPont Company, as well as a set of papers and related documents from consulting projects he did during his retirement.

Dates: 1915; 1934-1962

Phoenix Steel Corporation records

Accession: 0916

The Phoenix Steel Company began in the late eighteenth century as a manufacturer of cut nails. It later became a major producer of railroad rails and iron and steel structural members. Their records include minutes (1856-1929); stock ledgers; brief of title papers and property maps; legal and financial correspondence and tax papers; account books; and a works diary.

Dates: 1827-1963; bulk 1856-1949

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American Iron and Steel Institute 1
Baldwin Locomotive Works 1
Barium Steel Corporation 1
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Bollman, W. (Wendel) 1
Bonzano, Adolphus, 1830-1913 1
Buck, Robert S. (Robert Shute), 1802-1877 1
Camden and Amboy Rail Road and Transportation Company 1
Carr, Martha S. 1
Central Iron and Steel Company 1
Clarke, Thomas Curtis, 1827-1901 1
Cooper & Hewitt 1
Cooper, Hewitt & Company (Ringwood, N.J.) 1
David Reeves & Son 1
Du Pont, Pierre S. (Pierre Samuel), 1911-1988 1
Dutton, Carl E. (Carl Evans) 1
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Development Department 1
Empire Steel and Iron Company 1
George M. Newhall Engineering Company 1
Gilbert Elevated Railway Company 1
Gillson, Joseph L. (Joseph Lincoln), 1895-1964 1
Griffen, John, 1812-1884 1
Index Daly Mines Co 1
New York and Erie Railroad Company 1
Nicholas, Robert C. 1
Northern Central Railway Company 1
Pennsylvania Railroad 1
Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Co 1
Phoenix Bridge Company 1
Phoenix Iron Company 1
Phoenix Iron Works 1
Phoenix Iron and Steel Company 1
Phoenix Steel Company 1
Phoenix Steel Corporation 1
Phoenix-Apollo Steel Company 1
Platt, Franklin, 1844-1900 1
Reeves & Whitaker 1
Reeves, Abbott & Company 1
Reeves, Benjamin, 1779-1844 1
Reeves, Buck & Co 1
Reeves, David, 1793-1871 1
Reeves, David, 1852-1923 1
Reeves, Samuel J. (Samuel James), 1818-1878 1
Reeves, Samuel J. (Samuel James), 1880-1944 1
Reeves, William H. (William Handy), 1854-1930 1
Safe Harbor Iron Company 1
Sharer, Cyrus J. (Cyrus Jewitt) 1
Sisto, Joseph A. (Joseph Anthony), 1889-1969 1
Spring Mill Furnace (Conshohocken, Pa.) 1
Thomson, J. Edgar (John Edgar), 1808-1874 1
United States Steel Corporation 1
Walters, George, 1810-1885 1
Whitaker, James, 1781-1875 1
Whitaker, Joseph, 1789-1870 1
William Sellers & Co. (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Wilson, William Hasell, 1811-1902 1
Wood, Frederick W. (Frederick William), 1857-1943 1
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