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In the records of the Pennsylvania Power & Light Company – well-known as the dominant electric supplier for central eastern Pennsylvania since the early twentieth century – is a 17-foot long by 22-inch wide map of the Lower Susquehanna River originally created 216 years ago.
This is a question I get all the time about patent models. It is difficult to answer mostly due to the lack of information we have about each model. Due to targeted research, every day we learn more about these wonderful one-of-a-kind treasures. Today, there are more and more that I can positive
Recently, Hagley received a generous gift of the diaries of Simón Bolívar Camacho (1859-1906), the great grand-nephew of Simón Bolívar, the Liberator, and the son of a Venezuelan diplomat and his American wife.
A patrician of two hemispheres, Camacho was equally at home in both worlds.
Thanks to an exploratory research grant, I spent a week at the Hagley Library in June of 2016 researching the correspondence of Pierre-Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) and Marie-Anne Lavoisier (1758-1836). Hagley owns 143 manuscript letters between the two. While many of them are simple one-