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Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityContact Information:
P.O. Box 90001
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Blacksburg, Virginia 24062-9001
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Processed by: Stephanie Wenger, Student Assistant, Special Collections
2010 By Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. All rights reserved.
Collection is open for research.
Permission to publish material from Henry Brooke Letter must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.
Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Henry Brooke Letter, Ms1949-001, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
This collection was acquired by Newman Library prior to 1949.
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Henry Brooke Letter was completed prior to 2010. Additional description was completed in December 2010.
Henry Brooke was an employee of the Spring Mt. Glendon and Mt. Carmel Collieries, Machine Shops and Foundry of Jeansville, Pennsylvania.
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.
Material in this collection are arranged in chronological order, undated materials are at the beginning.
- Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College
- Science and Technology
- University Archives