||This one-volume scrapbook, with contents spanning 1862- 1892, includes correspondence, maps, tickets, papers, photographs,
documents, advertisements, and drawings; and was largely assembled from the professional activities of William S. Auchincloss.
Evidence within the
scrapbook points to the wide range of interests that captured the attention of Auchincloss, a civil and mechanical engineer,
originally from New York who
later resided in Wilmington, Delaware, and in Philadelphia. He traveled widely, participated in numerous professional societies
and meetings, corresponded with a variety of individuals about an array of interests, created useful inventions and innovations,
offered public lectures on topics from several areas of expertise, and wrote extensively about his travels, professional work,
and biblical studies.