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Manuscript Group 203
CORNWALL FURNACE COLLECTION
1768-1940
2 cu. ft.


Consists primarily of account books, 1768-1892, 27 volumes, of or pertaining to Cornwall Furnace and several other furnaces and forges, including Charming Forge, Colebrook Furnace, Hellem (Helmstead) Forge, Hopewell Forge, Speedwell Forge, and Spring Forge. Included is a letter book, 1879, 1880, of A. Wilhelm, attorney for R. W. Coleman's Heirs and Company; a brief of title to the Cornwall Ore Banks and Mine Hills, 1932 (photostat); blueprints (includes layout of Bethlehem Iron Company property in south Bethlehem, 1901); and specifications for a proposed music hall for Cornwall, Pennsylvania, to be built by Robert H. Coleman.

Erected by Peter Grubb in 1742, Cornwall Furnace came under the control of Robert Coleman in 1798 and remained within the Coleman family until 1932, when the property was donated to the Commonwealth.




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