J. A .Snavely Letter, 1899

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J. A .Snavely Letter, 1899


The collection includes a letter written by J. A. Snavley, its envelope, and an advertisement postcard/mailer for Scientific American publications. The letter describes attempts to gain a patent for acetylene gas light and other inventions, such as a $5.00 reading lamp. The letter is dated March 2, 1899 and is addressed to an Ephraim Tarter.



Permission to publish material from the J. A. Snavely Letter must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Access Rights

Collection is open for research.





Bibliographic Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: J. A. Snavely Letter, Ms2013-040, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

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Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.


Snavely, J. A., (Joseph Alwise), “J. A .Snavely Letter, 1899,” VT Special Collections and University Archives Online, accessed April 20, 2024, https://digitalsc.lib.vt.edu/Ms2013-040_JASnavely/Ms2013-040_JASnavelyLetter.