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James Buckton Mackintosh letters, 1885-1891

Summary Information

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Call No.: MS#0827
Bib ID 4079069 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Mackintosh, James Buckton, 1856-1891
Title James Buckton Mackintosh letters, 1885-1891
Physical Description 2 boxes (2 boxes, 1 flat box)
Language(s) English .

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Letters written to Mackintosh chiefly on scientific subjects, from his colleagues including Thomas Sterry Hunt (1826-1892), 37; William Earl Hidden (1853-1918), 50; Thomas Egleston (1832-1900), founder of the School of Mines, Columbia University, 10; R.S. Penniman, 26; and Pierre Eugene Marcelin Berthelot (1827-1907), eminent French chemist, 1. Also, miscellaneous documents relating to Mackintosh and about fifteen printed articles and brochures.

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This collection is located on-site.

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Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); James Buckton Mackintosh letters; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

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Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/89.

Revision Description

2020-02-16 EAD document created by CCR.

Subject Headings

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Berthelot, M (Marcellin), 1827-1907 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Chemistry, Inorganic Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Chemistry, Physical and theoretical Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Chemistry, Technical Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Chemists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia College (New York, N.Y.). School of Mines Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Consolidated Edison Company of New York, inc. Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Egleston, Thomas, 1832-1900 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gas companies -- New York (State) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gas industry Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hidden, William Earl, 1853-1918 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hunt, Thomas Sterry, 1826-1892 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lehigh University Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mineralogy -- Research Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mines and mineral resources Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Penniman, R. S Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Physical organic chemistry Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Chemist. Mackintosh was born in England and received his early education there, winning many awards and citations for his work in chemistry. He came to American in 1873, entering the School of Mines, Columbia College (1877 EM and CE). After graduation he held positions in the Metallurgical Laboratory and as instructor in chemistry at Lehigh University where he showed exceptional promise as a research chemist. He became interested in the chemistry of minerals and did much original work in this field. In 1888 he left Lehigh to become chemist for the Consolidated Gas Company of New York, which position he still held at the time of his death in April 1891 at the age of 35.