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1 pages; A steel engraved portrait of Curtis G. Hussey extracted from Cushing's History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Including its Early Settlement... also Portraits of Some of its Prominent Men. Chicago: A. Warner & Co., 1889. The portrait measures 10" by 7" with the image and facsimile autograph centered; protective tissue guard in place. Engraved by Atlantic Publishing and Engraving. Curtis G. Hussey (1802-1893) was a merchant and copper mining entrepreneur, who founded Pittsburgh and Boston Mining Company, C. G. Hussey and Company, etc. Born on a farm, he established a lucrative practice as a physician at Mr. PLeasant Ohio, accumulated enough capital to purchase several general stores in the territory, and eventually then worked his way through various retail and mining businesses to becoming the first millionaire in Pennsylvania. Hussey organized the Pittsburgh and Boston Mining Company, which opened ihe first of ihe Lake Superior copper mines (the Cliff); Hussey was president of the company from 1858 to 1879. In 1849, with Thomas Marshall Howe, he organized C. G. Hussey and Company, copper manufacturer for the rolling and marketing of copper. It was later known as the Pittsburgh Copper and Brass Rolling Mills, and soon came under the sole ownership of Hussey. In 1859 Hussey and Howe bought out the old steel plant of Blair and Company and began manufacturing crucible steel by the "direct process." He also acted in the capacity of an advisor to mining developments in every part of the country, becoming interested himself in gold, silver, and copper prospecting in California in 1849. Dr. C. G. Hussey was a staunch Quaker who contibuted heavily to the causes of Womens Sufferage, Anti-Slavery and Temperance. He founded several schools for girls and womens colleges throughout the US and Mexico. He was also the founder and first president of the Allegheny Observatory and founder of the Pittsburgh School of Design for Women.
Title: C. G. HUSSEY [Steel Engraved Portrait]
Publisher: Chicago, A. Warner: 1889
Book Condition: Very Good
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 35286
Keywords: Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Curtis G. Hussey Copper Mining 19th Century Millionaires Quakers Pittsburgh School of Design for Women Allegheny Observatory