James C. Booth papers


Creator: Booth, James Curtis, 1810-1888
Bulk Dates: 1833-1888
Date(s): 1772-1983
Call Number: MSS 0175
Language: English
Abstract: The James C. Booth papers consist of an extensive collection of Booth's personal, professional, and family papers. Included is a large collection of incoming and outgoing correspondence with colleagues in the chemistry and geology professions; substantial correspondence with family members, notably his mother, Ann Bolton Booth, and his wife Margaret M. "Rettie" Booth; and extensive correspondence with and concerning professional and charitable organizations. Booth's work as a chemical consultant and assayer, as well as his work as Chief Melter and Refiner at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia, is documented in correspondence and documents. A collection of James Booth's journals and notebooks, including his survey notes taken during the 1838 Delaware Geological Survey, are also present.
Physical Description: 5.1 linear feet (4261 items)
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Purchase, 1986.
Processing Information: Processed 1988-1989 by Eric Wittkopf. Encoded by Lauren Connolly, June 2015, and Tiffany Saulter, November 2015. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard