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Nathaniel Terry Bacon papers

Call Number: MS 696

Scope and Contents

The Nathaniel Terry Bacon Papers consist of incoming letters, notes, and documents, most of which have to do with the financial affairs of Nathaniel T. Bacon and members of his family. There are small numbers of personal letters from many of his relations, but the principal family correspondent, his brother Selden, wrote mainly about financial matters. There are also many letters from Edmond Jandrier about the production methods of the Solvay Process Company. The other business correspondence of general interest has to do with the affairs of several small companies in which Bacon had invested.


  • 1897-1924


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Helen H. Bacon, Mrs. John Westlake, and Mrs. Ronald Ballinger in 1967.


The correspondence is arranged alphabetically.

Related Materials

For additional papers of Nathaniel T. Bacon and information about his family, see the register of the Bacon Family Papers, Manuscript Group No. 46.


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Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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Incoming letters of Nathaniel T. Bacon, largely on financial matters from companies in which Bacon had invested. Principal correspondents include Edmund Jandrier about the production methods of the Solvay Process Company, where Bacon worked as technical expert, and his brother Selden.

Biographical / Historical

Nathaniel T. Bacon: from 1880-1884 worked for various railroad companies; in 1884 went to Europe to study the Solvay process, and remained connected to that company as technical expert; held executive positions in several other corporations.

Guide to the Nathaniel Terry Bacon Papers
Under Revision
compiled by Susan Grigg
September 1979
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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