The Samuel Phillip Sadtler materials
Scope and content
Although fragmentary in nature, the collection is not without interest. Among its highpoints are a notebook from the 1870s containing A Chemical Study of Petroleum and photographic copies of letters Sadtler sent to his family while a student in Germany.
- Majority of material found within 1867-1893
Language of Materials
Text in English and German.
Samuel Phillip Sadtler was born in 1847. He studied first at Gettysburg College, then at Harvard where he was a student of Wolcott Gibbs. Sadtler pursued post-graduate studies in Germany with Robert Bunsen and Friedrich Wohler. Upon his return Sadtler first taught at Gettysburg, then accepted a position at the University of Pennsylvania where he remained for seventeen years. As an acknowledged expert in the then-new field of chemical engineering Sadtler was also in demand as a consultant, working for such prestigious clients as John D. Rockefeller. Sadtler was both author and translator and belonged to several scientific societies in England and in Germany. He was a founding member of both the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the Electrochemical Society. Samuel P. Sadtler died in 1923.
1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
This a collection of material relating to Samuel P. Sadtler founder of the Sadtler dynasty.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Phillip Sadtler. Method of acquisition--Gift ;; Date of acquisition--1989..
Selected materials from this collection have been digitized and are available online in our Digital Collections: https://digital.sciencehistory.org/collections/xp68kg278
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- 09-2023: Digitized Materials note added.