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    Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company Records, 1820-1965.
     
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    Creator: 
    Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company (author).
    Title: 
    Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company Records, 1820-1965.
    Phy. Description: 
    45 cubic feet
    Bio / His Notes: 
    The Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company (LCNC) was formed in 1820 by a merger of the Lehigh Coal Company and the Lehigh Navigation Company. Both had been founded in 1818 by Josiah White, Erskine Hazard, and George F. Hauto. Operations of the company included navigation improvememnts on the Lehigh River and railway and canal construction, as well as exploitation of the Lehigh anthracite fields. The Lehigh Navigation Coal Company was formed in 1930, essentially as a holding company for the LCNC and other companies. The company went out of business in 1965.
    Summary: 
    Records of The Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company, the Lehigh Coal Navigation Company, the Alliance Coal Mining Company, and other subsidiary companies relate mostly to anthracite mining in the Mauch Chunk and Summit Hill, Pennsylvania area and, to a lesser extent, the railroad, canal, and river navigation work of the companies.
    Organization: 
    This collection is organized into series:(1)
    Provenance: 
    Transferred from the Division ofExtractive Industries 10/-/83
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    Guide Description
    Cite as: 
    The Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
    Subject-Topical: 
    Coal mines and mining -- Pennsylvania
    Mining and minerals industry
    Mining equipment
    Mineral industries
    Subject - Geographical: 
    Pennsylvania
    Subject-Name: 
    Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company
    Alliance Coal Mining Company
    Repository Loc: 
    Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History : Archives Center. P.O. Box 37012, Suite 1100, MRC 601, Constitution Ave., between 12th and 14th Sts., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20013-7012. Call 202-633-3270 for appointment. Fax: 202-786-2453.
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