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Letter from T. Roberts Baker to James C. Booth, October 8, 1852


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Handwritten letter to James Curtis Booth (1810-1888) from the James Curtis Booth Papers. Booth, a nineteenth-century analytical chemist, established the first student training laboratory in 1836. He was also the chief melter and refiner of the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia. In his letter, Baker requests an analysis of alum-rich water found on the property of a certain poor woman in need of funds.
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