Guide to the Coxe Brothers Collection, 1886-1935
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1002
Creators:
Coxe Brothers and Company, Inc. (Drifton, Pennsylvania)
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Extractive Industries, Division of.
Dates:
1886-1935
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
100 Cubic feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection contains drawings of mine machinery and buildings, including buildings within the company town such as worker housing and churches; photographs, including glass plate negatives, of mining machinery, operations, and employees; papers relating to Eckley B. Coxe's patents; legal papers; maps, including real estate maps, contour and topographical maps, maps of highways and roads, insurance maps and others; deeds; leases; and agreements.

Arrangement
Arrangement
1 series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Coxe Brothers was an anthracite coal producer which dated back to the coal property purchases by Tench Coxe between 1790 and 1824. Members of the Coxe family controlled numerous companies and businesses in the area, and remained independent for most of its history due to the management of Eckley B. Coxe. They designed much of their own equipment and machinery. In 1905 the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company purchased the capital stock of Coxe Brothers and Company.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by NMAH staff.
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Originally collected for the Division of Extractive Industries, National Museum of History and Technology (now the National Museum of American History), the exact date and source of acquisition is unknown. The collection was transferred by the Division of Work and Industry to the Archives Center in 2007.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Coxe Brothers Collection, 1886-1935, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Related Materials
Additional papers relating to Coxe Brothers and Company are located in the Coxe Family Mining Papers, 1774-1968, at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania; the William Wilgus Collection, 1915-1916, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania; and the Lehigh Valley Railroad Records, 1849-1962, at the Pennsylvania State Archives.

Other Finding Aids
Other Finding Aids
Drawings are indexed. A guide to the glass plate negatives has been created.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Coal mines and mining Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Coal mines and mining -- Pennsylvania Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Company towns Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mines Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Patents -- 19th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Maps Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Anthracite coal Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Legal documents -- 19th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- 19th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings -- 19th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Deeds Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Agreements Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pennsylvania Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mining equipment Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mining Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Coxe, Eckley B. (Eckley Brinton), 1839-1895 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Coxe, Tench, 1755-1824 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives