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Alger, Francis 1807-1863

Overview
Works: 13 works in 38 publications in 1 language and 388 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: AC1, 557.16
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posthumous Publications by Francis Alger, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Francis Alger
 
Most widely held works by Francis Alger
Remarks on the mineralogy and geology of the peninsula of Nova Scotia accompanied by a colored map, illustrative of the structure of the country and by several views of its scenery by Charles T Jackson ( Book )
12 editions published between 1832 and 1987 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An elementary treatise on mineralogy: comprising an introduction to the science by William Phillips ( Book )
2 editions published in 1844 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Remarks on the mineralogy and geology of Nova Scotia by Charles T Jackson ( Book )
12 editions published between 1831 and 1986 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Crystallized gold from California by Francis Alger ( Book )
2 editions published in 1850 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Notices of new localities of rare minerals, and reasons for uniting several supposed distinct species by Francis Alger ( Book )
2 editions published in 1846 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Remarks on mineralogy and geology of the peninsula of Nova Scotia ... by Charles T Jackson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1832 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Letters by Alger family ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Collection consists principally of letters between Francis Alger, manager of the South Boston Iron Company. and his second wife, Lydia Smith Alger, her brother, John P. Knight, and her sister, Anna P. Smith. Alger's letters to his wife, written from Washington D.C., describe his trip by train, stopping overnight in New York and staying at the Fifth Avenue Hotel, his arrival in Washington and at the Willard Hotel, social visits, meetings with government officials, politicians, and military leaders (Including Gen. McClellan) in pursuit of orders for guns and ammunition or bill payment, and conclude with expressions of affection for her and the children. Alger, who took over management of the South Boston Iron Company in 1856 upon the death of his father, Cyrus Alger, was a notable collector of minerals, and kept a cabinet of minerals open for viewing at the foundry, and at his death possessed one of the finest collections of minerals in the country. Alger notes visits of important dignitaries (Edward Everett, T.J. Rodman) to the foundry to view the minerals and to witness guns being cast; the company was a major supplier of ordnance to the government. A divorceĢ, Alger married his second wife in 1858 and started a new family. Letters in the collection detail the sudden sickness and death of Lydia Alger at the Fifth Avenue Hotel, while returning home with her husband and sister from a trip to Washington in March, 1863, and the care given by Anna P. Smith to the two young children afterwards. There are family letters offering condolences for the loss. The last letter in the collection was written by Anna Smith to Francis Alger in Washington, where he took sick and died in November, 1863. The collection provides a perspective on the Civil War (and the Civil War in Boston) from a civilian well-connected with the government
 
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English (38)