Batchelder family papers
Papers of American cotton manufacturer and inventor Samuel Batchelder and his son, civil engineer John M. Batchelder.
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.
Extent.5 linear feet (1 box)
Consists of letters to the Batchelder family, the bulk to John M. Batchelder and Samuel Batchelder. Included are letters to John Batchelder from Samuel F. B. Morse, Benjamin Peirce and others concerning early research in telegraphy and the insulation of submarine cables. Also contains a few letters to others.
Biographical / Historical
Samuel Batchelder was a cotton manufacturer and inventor. His son, John M. Batchelder, was a civil engineer involved in telegraphy and insulation.
Arranged alphabetically by author.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
54M-246. Gift of Laura Poor (Stone) Batchelder; received: 1955.
In 2020-2021, as part of a conscious and inclusive re-description effort, entries ) were updated to include a woman’s first name when identified.
Laura Poor (Stone) Batchelder previously listed as Mrs. Charles F. Batchelder
- Batchelder family. Batchelder family papers, 1806-1902: Guide.
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