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Peter Cooper letter

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0272

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.

Dates

  • 1880 October 7

Creator

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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.

Extent

.167 Cubic Feet (2 items)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

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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Title
Guide to the Peter Cooper letter
Date
April 07, 2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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