An archive of material relating to U.S. Mint Director James P. Kimball is for sale. Here's an excerpt from the dealer listing. -Editor
Archive. Approximately fifteen ornate Masonic documents, many relating to James P. Kimball and his family. Kimball was a noted geologist and one-time Director of the United
States Mint. Plus over sixty related letters, documents, and ephemera most of which concern Kimball's Masonic activities. Many of the documents are masterpieces of the art of
James P. Kimball (1836-1913) was born in Salem, Massachusetts. He first studied at Harvard and subsequently at several institutions in Germany including the
Georg-August-Universität in Göttingen. He became a professor of Chemistry and Economic Geology at Cornell in the 1850s. His work was interrupted by the Civil War, where he served
on the staff of Gen. Irvin McDowell and was present at Second Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. Toward the end of the war, he left the army to
work as a mining engineer in New York, taking the position of President of the Everett Iron Company. After some time working for the United States Geological survey, he served as
Director of the United States Mint from 1885 to 1889. Following that, worked as a private consulting geologist to western mining and railroad interests.
Condition Folds, minor foxing, mounting remnants on verso. Some still affixed to loose scrapbook pages, else fine condition.
For more information, see:
Masonic Documents: James P. Kimball archive of master Mason, geologist, and
Director of the United States Mint - with superb engravings (https://www.abebooks.com/Masonic-Documents-James-Kimball-archive-master/30102394121/bd)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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