The Resource LOCATED IN OVERSIZE BOX 62

LOCATED IN OVERSIZE BOX 62

Label
1856-1862
Inclusive dates
1856-1862
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1856-1862, of John B. Read relating to the development of the 'Read' shell used by the Confederate military. Includes correspondence, drawings, and the original patent, 1856 (No. 15,999). Includes letters from John B. Read to the patent office, 1861, and with the Confederate States War Department regarding compensation for his invention. Of note are several letters, 1862, between Judah P. Benjamin, Josiah Gorgas, Stephen R. Mallory, George Minor, George W. Randolph, and Edward Sparrow regarding patent infringement claims by Read. Also of note is a letter, 25 March 1862, from John Read to George W. Randolph, Secretary of War, detailing Read's account of his invention and including sketches of the 'Read' shell. Also included is a resolution by the Confederate States of America to compensate Read for his invention. The collection also includes several ink drawings of the shell
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
John Brahan Read (1816-) of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, invented the "Read" shell used by Confederate artillery.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Papers
Label
LOCATED IN OVERSIZE BOX 62
Note
LOCATED IN OVERSIZE BOX 62
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
42
Immediate source of acquisition
Historical Collectible Auctions
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001531079
Type of unit
leaves.

Library Locations

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