||William Stuart Auchincloss (1842-1928) was the son of John Auchincloss (1810-1876), a prominent New York dry goods merchant.
John Auchincloss was in partnership with his brother under the business name John and Hugh Auchincloss; they built upon the
firm established by their own father, who had come to American as an agent for the family manufacturing business in Paisley,
Scotland. 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.