A Guide to the J. A. Snavely Letter, 1899 Snavely, J. A. Letter Ms2013-040

A Guide to the J. A. Snavely Letter, 1899

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2013-040


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Processed by: Hannah Bochain, Student Assistant and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2013-040
Title
J. A. Snavely Letter, 1899
DIGITAL CONTENT
This collection has been digitized and is available online.
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Creator
Snavely, J. A., (Joseph Alwise)
Language
English
Abstract
The collection includes a letter written by J. A. Snavley, its envelope, and an advertisement postcard/mailer for Scientific American publications. The letter describes attempts to gain a patent for acetylene gas light and other inventions.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the J. A. Snavely Letter must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: J. A. Snavely Letter, Ms2013-040, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The collection was purchased by Special Collections in July 2013.

Alternate Form Available

This collection has been digitized and is available online.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the J. A. Snavely Letter was completed in August 2013.


Biographical Note

Joseph Alwise Snavely was born on February 1, 1876 in Wythe County, Virginia. He married Zylphia Clute on February 2, 1905 and had 4 children. Snavely died at the age of 63 in 1940 in Colorado.

Scope and Content

The collection includes a letter written by J. A. Snavley, its envelope, and an advertisement postcard/mailer for Scientific American publications. The letter describes attempts to gain a patent for acetylene gas light and other inventions, such as a $5.00 reading lamp. The letter is dated March 2, 1899 and is addressed to an Ephraim Tarter.


Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South

Contents List

Folder 1
Letter, March 2, 1899