William S. Auchincloss scrapbook


Creator: Auchincloss, W. S. (William Stuart), 1842-1928
Date(s): 1862-1892
Call Number: MSS 0420
Language: Materials entirely in English.
Abstract: This one-volume scrapbook, with contents spanning 1862- 1892, includes correspondence, maps, tickets, papers, photographs, newspaper clippings, 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.
Physical Description: 0.3s (1 box)
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Purchase, February 1989
Processing Information: Processed by Ryan K. Thompson, August 2001. Encoded by Jaime Margalotti, March 2022. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard