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Walter R. Crane notebooks

Identifier: MSS-0366

Scope and Contents

The collection contains two bound notebooks of handwritten notes made by Walter R. Crane. The first page of each notebook says "Columbia University Dept. of Mining, N.Y.C." Both notebooks have a course description pasted in the front as well. It is not known if Crane was a student or teaching at Columbia when these notes were written. The notes are on mining and its various systems, and contain many sketches of equipment, mines, etc.


  • after 1870


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Biographical / Historical

Walter Richard Crane was probably born in Massachusetts, in 1870 or 1871. He was a mining engineer and professor of mining engineering and was the author of several books on mining, two of which, Indexes to Mining Engineering Literature, are considered to be classics in the field and are still in print. Crane was possibly associated with the University of Alabama through the U.S. Bureau of Mines, Tuscaloosa Research Center.


0.4 Linear Feet

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Two bound notebooks of handwritten lecture notes made by Walter R. Crane




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S. Braden, 2009; updated by Martha Bace, 2013
Guide to the Walter R. Crane Notebooks
January 2009
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266