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George H. Corliss collection (Ms. 80.3)

Brown University Library

Box A, John Hay Library
Providence, RI 02912
Tel: 401-863-2146
E-mail: hay@brown.edu

Collection Overview

Title: George H. Corliss collection
Date range: 1835-1962
Creator: Corliss, George H. (George Henry), 1817-1888
Extent: 9 linear feet
Abstract: The George H. Corliss collection consists of correspondence, business records, scrapbooks, awards, medals, and photographs relating to the life and activities of a leading nineteenth century inventor, engineer, and businessman. These papers are an important source of information concerning Corliss’s early years as a merchant and his life-long involvement with a variety of mechanical inventions. Primarily, however, the materials serve as a valuable collection of business records, which reveal the growth and operations of the Corliss Steam Engine Company of Providence, Rhode Island.
Language of materials: English.
Repository: Brown University Library, Special Collections
Collection number: Ms. 80.3