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1854 Lebanon Furnace, Pa George D Coleman Archive Letters For Sale
1854 Lebanon Furnace, Pennsylvania George D Coleman Archive Letters, Papers (35)
Wonderful Lebanon History - Coleman Park
Incoming 1854correspondence to George Dawson Coleman (1825-1878) who built North Lebanon Furnaces,Lebanon Co.'s first hot-blast anthracite iron furnacein the 1840s with his brother Robert Coleman. The furnace manufactured pig iron.George bought out his brother in 1852 and in 1853 built his "Homestead" in what is now ColemanMemorialPark.
(30) letters, about Jan-August 1854 from various parties, plus (5) accounting sheets from 1852. One letter with address leaf, stamp loose.
Correspondents: (5) Maris Hoopes, Colemanville Works, Lancaster; (17) [Robert]Coleman* & Kelton, Philadelphia - brother of George, see above; (5) Robert Kelton of C&K, Phila; (1) Henry Keller, Harrisburg Furnace; (2) Seyfert McManus & Co., Reading; (2) HH Muhlenberg Cashier, Farmers Bank, Reading; (1) NY, Office Mining Chronicle & Iron...Journal, re ad
Content: Sale of iron, ore, pipes, financial matters, land, comments other furnaces - "The messrs Eckerts have their new furnace in blast and are doing well."; "Israel Morris gives up the idea of building a furnace at Lebanon."
Size: About 1p each.
Condition: Letters with binding holes left; other loose. VG+
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1854 Lebanon Furnace, Pa George D Coleman Archive Letters: $292