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At a Glance
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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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); James Buckton Mackintosh letters; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/89.
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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.