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Reuben Moffat Papers

Creator:
Moffat, Reuben  Search this
Former owner:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of History of Technology  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Date:
1852
Summary:
The collection documents personal correspondence between Reuben Moffat and his father, John Little Moffat. The materials consist primarily of letters written during the year 1852 and detail Reuben Moffat's attempts to obtain a patent for his electric gold washer and magnetic separator invention.
Scope and Contents:
Personal correspondence with Moffat's family members on the subject of family matters and of his invention of an electric and magnetic gold amalgamator and washer.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into one series.

Series 1, Correspondence, 1852
Biographical / Historical:
Reuben Moffat of Brooklyn, New York, was an inventor seeking to obtain a patent for an "electric gold washer and magnetic separator", which he developed in the years following the Gold Rush. Whether this patent was ever obtained is not discernable from the papers in the collection.
Provenance:
Source of acquisition unknown.

Collected for the National Museum of American History, Division of Engineering and Industry (now called the Division of Work and Industry.) Transferred to the Archives Center in 2007.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
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.
Topic:
Gold mines and mining  Search this
Inventors -- 19th century  Search this
Inventions -- 19th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 19th century
Citation:
Reuben Moffat Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1101
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Reuben Moffat Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8ee9b0562-ae59-42ff-b93d-902d8bac0cd2
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1101
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Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Moffat, Reuben  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1852
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Reuben Moffat Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1101, Series 1
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Reuben Moffat Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8bd7507ae-17c7-4fad-af9c-4705a4d43e82
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1101-ref12

Letters from Reuben Moffat to John Little Moffat, his father

Collection Creator:
Moffat, Reuben  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1852 January
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Reuben Moffat Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Reuben Moffat Papers
Reuben Moffat Papers / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8ad2c674e-2a02-4f0f-b43d-9aa607b783f6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1101-ref13

Letter from Reuben Moffat to John Little Moffat, 1852 February 4

Collection Creator:
Moffat, Reuben  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Reuben Moffat Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Reuben Moffat Papers
Reuben Moffat Papers / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep84b977578-30d7-4740-be69-acf6833a8615
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1101-ref14

Letter from Reuben Moffat to John Little Moffat, 1852 February 19

Collection Creator:
Moffat, Reuben  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Reuben Moffat Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Reuben Moffat Papers
Reuben Moffat Papers / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep80d76fff7-5249-44e1-a200-45d70634a75b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1101-ref15

Letter from Reuben Moffat to John Little Moffat,, 1852 March 4-5

Collection Creator:
Moffat, Reuben  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Reuben Moffat Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Reuben Moffat Papers
Reuben Moffat Papers / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8e8a67e4f-3a27-43a3-964e-f3683eda42ab
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1101-ref16

Letter from Reuben Moffat to John Little Moffat, 1852 March

Collection Creator:
Moffat, Reuben  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Reuben Moffat Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Reuben Moffat Papers
Reuben Moffat Papers / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep853110254-b430-463c-8bd7-ef0f27734640
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1101-ref17

Letter from John Bernard to Reuben Moffat, inquiry response, 1852 March 19

Collection Creator:
Moffat, Reuben  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Reuben Moffat Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Reuben Moffat Papers
Reuben Moffat Papers / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8eb7b5b51-d306-4cc9-bdac-c101fd37a530
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1101-ref18

Letter From Thomas Ewbanks/Patent Office to Reuben Moffat, 1852 March 25

Collection Creator:
Moffat, Reuben  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Reuben Moffat Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Reuben Moffat Papers
Reuben Moffat Papers / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep878f5029c-735f-4884-a16b-4529b47b9a08
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1101-ref19

Letter from Reuben Moffat to John Little Moffat, 1852 April 10

Collection Creator:
Moffat, Reuben  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Reuben Moffat Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Reuben Moffat Papers
Reuben Moffat Papers / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8de4fdf62-5aad-4af0-b21f-644e9dfc16b1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1101-ref20

Letter from Reuben Moffat to John Little Moffat, 1852 May 23-24

Collection Creator:
Moffat, Reuben  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Reuben Moffat Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Reuben Moffat Papers
Reuben Moffat Papers / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep846edbb19-b234-4f0d-9d94-f25395cb9822
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1101-ref21

Letter from Reuben Moffat to John Little Moffat, 1852 June

Collection Creator:
Moffat, Reuben  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Reuben Moffat Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Reuben Moffat Papers
Reuben Moffat Papers / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8f000a50e-5a95-4cf0-8ec8-b6a4af61891f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1101-ref22

Letter from Alex Barclay to John Little Moffat and letter from Reuben Moffat to John Little Moffat, 1852 June

Collection Creator:
Moffat, Reuben  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Reuben Moffat Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Reuben Moffat Papers
Reuben Moffat Papers / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8fa181a6b-654f-4415-a2c5-7e32a7091a4a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1101-ref23

Barclays Amalgamator drawing, description of A. Barclay's Gold Washer, and envelope, 1852 June

Collection Creator:
Moffat, Reuben  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Reuben Moffat Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Reuben Moffat Papers
Reuben Moffat Papers / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep81b0162a7-3da9-4238-bd9b-2bce43495ca5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1101-ref24

Letter from Reuben Moffat to John Little Moffat, 1852 July

Collection Creator:
Moffat, Reuben  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Reuben Moffat Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Reuben Moffat Papers
Reuben Moffat Papers / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep83e19cd44-7707-4c5b-924f-d4f552c7eaf1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1101-ref25

Letter from Virginia and Reuben Moffat to John Little Moffat, and letter from Reuben Moffat to John Little Moffat, 1852 August

Collection Creator:
Moffat, Reuben  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Reuben Moffat Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Reuben Moffat Papers
Reuben Moffat Papers / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8fb654fb7-0f6e-4705-ac7d-5062d964865b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1101-ref26

Letter from Reuben Moffat to John Little Moffat, 1852 September 19

Collection Creator:
Moffat, Reuben  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Reuben Moffat Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Reuben Moffat Papers
Reuben Moffat Papers / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep802982533-c664-4d32-aa63-054e35dfa584
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1101-ref27

Letter from Reuben Moffat to John Little Moffat, 1852 October

Collection Creator:
Moffat, Reuben  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Reuben Moffat Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Reuben Moffat Papers
Reuben Moffat Papers / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8bbd54a20-4e31-41f9-ae7c-373b2bcfdf19
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1101-ref28

Letter from Reuben Moffat to John Little Moffat, letter from Alex Barclay to Reuben Moffat, letter from Reuben Moffat to Alex Barclay, 1852 November

Collection Creator:
Moffat, Reuben  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Reuben Moffat Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Reuben Moffat Papers
Reuben Moffat Papers / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep886e533bd-96e8-40d9-91db-2307bc05a262
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1101-ref29

Letters from Reuben Moffat to John Little Moffat, letters from Mr. Cook to Reuben Moffat, 1852 December

Collection Creator:
Moffat, Reuben  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Reuben Moffat Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Reuben Moffat Papers
Reuben Moffat Papers / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep841ac2c28-0ef5-4028-bab3-d15f4923d37d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1101-ref30

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