1886. Original manuscript. 2pp, octavo, written neatly on lined paper. Addressed to 'Reseiver of the Everett Iron Company or Mr. Cabot, Supt." Smith makes a pitch for his 50 years experience in mining. "...do you thing you Blow the Furnace soon in again if so i would go on mining ore you need some again and i am sure i have Shipped you some of the best ore you received at that Furnace....when the Spring opens out i think i can find you some ore...." In the original mailing envelope. Very Good. Item #041357
The Everett Iron Furnace in Pennsylvania's Upper Juniata Valley was one of the nation's leading pig iron producers in the years after the Civil War (Library of Congress). William B. Cabot (named in the address line of this letter) worked on the Union Pacific Railroad in Idaho and Montana, explored Northern Labrador where he lived with the Nascapi Indians, wrote a book on Indian place names in New England, was a member of the Boone & Crockett Club, the Explorers Club, &c.