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Robert Craig letter of reference

Call Number: RH MS P873


This 1898 letter of reference from Robert Craig, Superintendent of the Osage Carbon Company (Osage City, Kansas) was written for Robert Gray, an employee of the company throughout the previous six years.


  • Creation: July 22, 1898


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History of Craig, Robert

Robert Craig was born in Ayrshire, Scotland on March 17, 1838. He engaged in the mining business at age ten and immigrated to America at age sixteen. He was connected with the Osage Carbon, Coal & Mining Company of Osage City, Kansas from the date of its opening in the summer of 1870 as Osage County's first coal mine. The company was succeeded by the Osage Carbon Company, for which Craig served as Superintendent. The Osage Carbon Company employed six hundred men and mined an average of 750 tons of coal a day.


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Physical Location

RH MS P873

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Connie Powell, KU Science Library

Guide to the Robert Craig Letter of Reference
Robert Craig letter of reference
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Robert Craig letter of reference, Kansas Collection, RH MS P873, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

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