IRVIN, James, 1800-1862


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Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: 1848-1856, 1 volume.
A volume of bills and notes payable and receivable from the Milesburg Iron Works in Centre County. The company was also managed under the titles James Irvin & Co.; Irvin, Gregg & Co; and Irvin, McCoy & Co.


Pennsylvania State University
University Archives/Penn State Room, University Libraries
University Park, PA
Papers: 1855, 2 pages.
A letter from James Irvin to the Executive Committee of the Pennsylvania State Agricultural Society written on February 22, 1855. In the letter, James Irvin proposes to donate 200-250 acres of land in Harris Township, Centre County, PA, to locate the Farmers’ High School of Pennsylvania there.

Papers: 1857, 6 pages.
A deed for 200 acres to the Farmers’ High School of Pennsylvania from August 4, 1857. The 200 acres were sold by James Irvin to the Farmers’ High School of Pennsylvania for one dollar. The deed was recorded on November 6, 1857 in the Centre County, PA, Deed Book V, page 20 on September 19, 1859.

Papers: In the William A. Thomas papers, 1854, 1 page.
An agreement allowing James Irvin to dig iron ore for the Julian Furnace from April 27, 1854.