Correspondence, patents, legal documents, genealogies, newspaper articles, obituaries, and historical accounts by or about Samuel Guthrie and other members of the Guthrie family. The correspondence between Samuel Guthrie and his daughter Harriet Guthrie Chamberlain concern personal and family matters and describe Samuel's patents on chloroform and the percussion cap. Items by Alfred Guthrie include information about the steamboat inspection and regulation in the United States and a detailed account of his brother Edwin's war experiences during the war with Mexico (1845-1848). Other materials also relate to the westward movement of the 1840's, the Anti-Mason party, and the presidential election of 1828 and inauguration of 1829.
- Guthrie, Samuel, 1782-1848 (Person)
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1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Biographical / Historical
American chemist and inventor of chloroform and the percussion cap.
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File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS1600.xml
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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- Chamberlain, Harriet Guthrie
- Chloroform -- History
- Freemasonry -- United States -- History
- Guthrie family
- Guthrie, Alfred, 1805-1882
- Guthrie, Edwin
- Guthrie, Samuel, 1782-1848
- Jackson County (Iowa) -- History
- Jefferson County (N.Y.) -- History
- Material Types
- Mexican War, 1846-1848 -- History
- Muzzle-loading firearms -- United States -- History
- Presidents -- United States -- Inauguration -- History
- Ships -- Inspection -- United States -- History
- United States -- History -- 1825-1829
- West (U.S.) -- Description and travel
- Register of Samuel Guthrie papers
- Jennifer Kim
- 2011 September 13
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