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Notes and annotations in 1859 edition of The Manufacture of Photogenic or Hydro-carbon Oils

Call Number: MS C79


In this 1859 edition of Thomas Antisell's The Manufacture of Photogenic or Hydro-carbon Oils, from Coal and Other Bituminous Substances, Capable of Supplying Burning Fluids (MS C79), Thomas Antisell (tentatively identified) has made annotations in the text and interleaved various notes relating to the topic of the book, perhaps in preparation for a new edition. Most of the notes have been removed from the book and are housed separately at call number MS 306. The book is inscribed: "Marion F. Antisell 1859 from the Author!!!" One of Thomas Antisell's daughters and his wife were both named Marion.


  • Creation: [1860?] - 1880


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Biography of Thomas Antisell

Thomas Antisell was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1817 and educated as a doctor and chemist. He immigrated to the United States in 1848 and set up a medical office and chemistry lab in New York City. Shortly thereafter he began his career in service to the United States government and served in many positions, including geolgist for the Pacific railroad survey, chief examiner for the U.S. Patent Office, Brigade Surgeon during the Civil War, and chemist for the Department of Agriculture. He also worked for the Post Office and the Treasury Department and developed inks for the Japanese government.

Antisell taught courses at Georgetown University and the University of Maryland and authored pamphlets, books, and articles on subjects in the fields of public health, chemistry, surgery, oceanography, geology, etc. Antisell died in 1893 at the age of 76.


.25 Linear Feet (1 volume + 1 document case)

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MS C79

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MS 306

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Notes and Annotations in 1859 Edition of The Manufacture of Photogenic or Hydro-carbon Oils
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