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Manuscript Group 241
WILLIAM HENRY COLLECTION
1770-1874 (bulk 1829-1855)
.25 cu. ft.


Papers of or relating to William Henry (b. 1794, d. 1878), pioneer ironmaster in the Lackawanna Valley, firearms manufacturer (Boulton Gun Works, Nazareth), and officer of the Susquehanna and Delaware Canal and Railroad Company.

Correspondence (Henry W. Drinker, William C. Dusenberry) and company papers (minutes, 1843, list of subscribers, 1833, election results, etc.), 1833-1855, of the Susquehannah and Delaware Canal and Railroad Company; correspondence, 1815, 1818, 1820, showing involvements of the Boulton Gun Works; correspondence and accounts, 1840-1874, relating in part to Henry's involvement in business enterprises with the Scranton family; account book, titled "Luzerne Works," 1840, 1846, with entries pertaining to the Wyoming Iron Works and the Lackawanna Iron Works; time book, 1857, of the Roxbury Iron Mine (New Jersey), operated by Selden T. Scranton, Henry's son-in-law); copy of the act incorporating the Oxford Iron Company, 1859; letter, Charles Lukens to John Lukens, 1772; etc.




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