Peter Cooper letter
Scope and Contents
Collection contains one letter of Peter Cooper to John H.B. Latrobe dated October 7, 1880, and one drawing of Cooper's steam engine.
- 1880 October 7
- Cooper, Peter, 1791-1883 (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Peter Cooper (1791 – 1883) was an American industrialist, inventor, philanthropist, and candidate for President of the United States. He designed and built the first American steam locomotive, the Tom Thumb, and founded the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in Manhattan, New York City.
Biographical information adapted from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Cooper, accessed 2018 February 1.
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Language of Materials
Peter Cooper (1791 – 1883) designed and built the first American steam locomotive. Collection contains one letter of Peter Cooper to John H.B. Latrobe dated October 7, 1880, and one drawing of Cooper's steam engine.
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