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John Arthur, Columbia Furnace to Joseph Arthur, 1810 October 19

 Item — Box: Small Collections Box 27, Folder: 1
Identifier: id178920

Scope and Contents

Begins with John telling Joseph that it is hard for him to spare Mr. Turner for even a day, and so Joseph should impress upon William Leeper the necessity of returning without delay (with Turner). John then talks about combining two types of iron ore, which he thinks will improve both. Also, there is a high quality ore in plentiful amounts, but it is so solid and under layered rocks that it is almost impossible to get. With the ore that he does have, John thinks he can make 30 tons of pig iron. Also, it seems that John's wife has just had a child.


  • Creation: 1810 October 19


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