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Henry Brooke Letter and Flyer,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1949-001

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a letter by Henry Brooke to Editor Colliery Engineer about an article written by Otto C. Burkhart, Professor of Mining Engineering at Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (now Virginia Tech), written in March 1893. Brooke also writes about telescopes used in surveying and mentions the inclusion of technical drawings, which are not included in the collection. There is also a New York watermark.

Also, included in the collection is an Announcement for the School of Mines at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. The announcement contains a program of study, list of faculty, cost of attendance, and pictures of mining laboratories in. There is no date on the announcement. However, due to the list of faculty and the addition of a fifth year to the program of study in 1910-11 school year, which this announcement only has four years, the date is estimated between 1908 and 1910.

Dates

  • 1893, c.1909

Creator

Language of Materials

The materials in this collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials. Reproduction or digitization of materials for personal or research use can be requested using our reproduction/digitization form: http://bit.ly/scuareproduction. Reproduction or digitization of materials for publication or exhibit use can be requested using our publication/exhibition form: http://bit.ly/scuapublication. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives (specref@vt.edu or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.

Biographical Note

Henry Brooke was an employee of the Spring Mt. Glendon and Mt. Carmel Collieries, Machine Shops and Foundry of Jeansville, Pennsylvania.

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

The collection consists of a letter written March 1893 from Brooke to Editor Colliery Engineer about an article written by Otto C. Burkhart.

Arrangement

Material in this collection are arranged in chronological order, undated materials are at the beginning.

Source of Acquisition

This collection was acquired by Newman Library prior to 1949.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Henry Brooke Letter by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Henry Brooke Letter was completed prior to 2010. Additional description was completed in December 2010.

Title
A Guide to the Henry Brooke Letter and Flyer, 1893, c.1909
Status
Completed
Author
Stephanie Wenger
Date
2010 (CC0 1.0)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Revision Statements

  • 2020-07-21: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Contact:
Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US
540-231-6308