Charles M.(Charles Moore) Wheatley papers, 1840-1882


Date: 1840-1882 | Size: 0.5 Linear feet, Ca. 750 items


This is a small but diverse collection documenting Wheatley's interests in mines and mining technology, paleontology, mineralogy, and shells. There are sketches of Wheatley's mine near Phoenixville, Pennsylvania; estimates of costs of machinery, and a list of furnace products sent to the Centennial Exposition.

Background note

Charles Moore Wheatley was a natural scientist and mine owner.

Collection Information

Physical description

Ca. 750 items.


Presented by Mrs. Alfred Bendiner and accessioned, 10/--/1969 (1969 1456ms). See in-house shelf list for additional accession numbers and dates.

Early American History Note

This collection contains the correspondence of Charles Wheatley. The correspondence captures his scientific undertakings in the mid/late-nineteenth century. Wheatley was based in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania and he was active in Philadelphia's scientific community.

Indexing Terms

Family Name(s)

  • Lettsom, W. G.


  • Scientific Correspondence

Geographic Name(s)

  • United States -- Centennial celebrations, etc.

Personal Name(s)

  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887
  • Cope, E. D. (Edward Drinker), 1840-1897
  • Dana, James Dwight, 1813-1895
  • Lea, Isaac, 1792-1886
  • Markoe, Francis, 1801-1871
  • Pickering, John, 1777-1846
  • Redfield, John Howard, 1815-1895
  • Rogers, Henry D. (Henry Darwin), 1808-1866
  • Wheatley, Charles M. (Charles Moore), 1822-1882


  • Education
  • Mineralogy.
  • Mines and mineral resources -- Pennsylvania -- Phoenixville.
  • Mining engineers.
  • Natural history.
  • Paleontology.
  • Philadelphia History
  • Science and technology
  • Shells.