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Reference Works on Oliver Evans

Reference Works on Oliver Evans
Theodore R. Hazen

Bathe, Greville & Bathe, Dorothy, Oliver Evans, A Chronicle of Early American Engineering, Historical Society of Pennsylvainia, Philadelphia, 1935. reprinted by Arno Press, New York, New York, 1972, Ayer Co., Salem, New Hampshire, 1984. (best)

Betts, Edwin Morris, Thomas Jefferson's Farm Book (1774-1826), with Commentary and Relevant Extraccts from other Writings, The American Philosophical Society, 1953, reprint University Press of Virginia, Charlottesville, 1976. (good)

Burlingame, Roger, Machines That Built America, From The Automatic Flour Mills Of Oliver Evans To Henry Ford's System Of Mass Production, Signet, 1955.

Dedrick, Prof. B.W., Practical MillIing, Chicago, Illionis, National Miller, 1924, reprinted SPOOM, (okay)

Fairfax County Park Authority, Oliver Evans, Designer of the Automated Grist Mill, Div., of History, Annandale, Va., Old Mill News, July 1977, pages 12-13. (okay)

Evans, Oliver, The Young Mill-Wright and Miller's Guide, Philadelphia, Lea & Blanchard, 1850 edition/ 13th editon, Philadelphia, Oliver Evans, 1795, first edition. 1795, to the 15th edition published in 1860, reprint first edition - 1795 by Oliver Evans Press, Wallingford, Pennsylvania, 1990 (available from SPOOM above), reprint of 13th edition, Arno Press, New York, New York, 1972, reprinted 13th edition, Ayer Co. Salem, New Hampshire, 1984. (great)

Ferguson, Eugene S., editor, Early Engineering Reminiscences (1815-40) of George Escol Sellers, Chapter 6: The Philadephia of Oliver Evans pages 36-42, Museum of History and Technology, bulletin 238, Smithsonian Instution, Washington, D.C., 1965. (good)

Ferguson, Eugene S., foreward to reprint of first edition Evans, Oliver, The Young Mill- Wright and Miller's Guide, Philadelphia, Oliver Evans, 1795, first edition. 1795, to the 15th edition published in 1860, reprint first edition - 1795 by Oliver Evans Press, Wallingford, Pennsylvania, 1990, pages iii-ix, (available from SPOOM). (great)

Ferguson, Eugene S., The Legacy of Oliver Evans, editorial notes, pages 357-8, AIPLA Bulletin, September-October 1986, America Intellectual Property Law Association, Inc., first published Fully, Freely, & Entirely, Delaware Heritage Commission, Volume 2, Number 2, Summer 1986. (great)

Ferguson, Eugene S., Oliver Evans, Inventive Genius of the American Industrial Revolution, Greenville, Delaware, Hagley Museum, 1980. (great)

Fox, William, Brooks, Bill, and Tyrwhitt, Janice, The Mill, Boston, Mass., The New York Graphic Society, 1976. (okay)

Garber, D.W., Waterwheels and Millstones, A History of Ohio Gristmills and Milling, The Ohio Historical Society, Historic Ohio buildings Series 2, 1970. [good]

Hawke, David Freeman, Nuts and Bolts of the Past: A History of American Technology: 776-1860, Harper & Row, N.Y. 1988, paperback, 1989. (good)

Hazen, Theodore R., The Automation of Flour Milling in America, parts 1 & 2, Pond Lily Mill Restorations home Page,, 1996.

Hazen, Theodore R., The Hopper-boy of Oliver Evans, Old Mill News, summer 1995, volume XXIV, number 3, whole number 92, pages 8-9. (see my web site)

Hoffecker, Carol E, Brandywine Village: The Story of a Milling Community, Wilmington, Delaware, 1974. (good)

Howe, Henry, Memoirs of the Most Eminent Americab Mechanics, New York, 1840. (oaky)

Hunter Louis C., A History of Industrial Power in the United States, 1780-1930, Volume One: Waterpower in the Century of the Steam Engine, Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation, University Press of Virginia, Charlottesville, 1979. (good)

Kindig, Stephen J., Oliver Evans - An Interpretation, The International Molinological Society (T.I.M.S.) paper, no date. (great)

Kuhlmann, Charles Byron, The Development of the Flour-Millinng Industry in the United States, Houghton Mifflin Co.,1929. reprint Augustus M. Kelley Publishers, Clifton, New Jersey, 1973. (good)

Latimer, Rev., George A., A Sketch of the Life of Oliver Evans, A Remarkable Mechanic and Inventor, John C. Harkness, Wilmington, Delaware, The Historical Society of Delaware, 1872. (great)

Leung, Felicity L., Grist and Flour Mills in Ontario: From Millstones to Rollers, 1780's-1880's, National Historic Parks and Sites Branch, Department of Canadian Heritage, Parks Canada, Ministry of Public Works and Government Services Canada, Ottawa, 1976, reprint SPOOM, 1997. (great)

McGrain, John, editor, Founders of Ellicott Mills, (1847 newspaper articles), Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, Md. (great)

McGrain, John, Grist Mills, in Baltimore County, Maryland, Baltimore County Public Library, Towson, Md. 1980. (great)

Mortenson, Carl Walter, Oliver Evans, A Genius from the First State, Newark, Delaware, C.W. Mortenson, 1984. (good)

Priamo, Carol, Mills of Canada, Toronto, Canada, McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1976. (good)

Pursell, Jr., Carroll W., Two Mills on Red Clay Creek in the 19th Century, The Faulkland Spice Mill (Oliver's Evans orginal mill) and the Greenbank Mill, New Castle County, Delaware, Historic Red Clay Valley, Inc., Wilmington, Delaware, 1964. (great)

Rawson, Marion Nicoll, Little Old Mills, New York, E. D. Dutten and Co., Inc., 1935, reprint Johnson Reprint Corp., 1970. (okay)

Reynolds, John, Windmills and Water Mills, London, England, Prager Publishers, Inc., 1970. (okay)

Sellers, Dr. Coleman, Lecture on Oliver Evans, Journal of the Franklin Institute, vol. CXXII, Philadephia,1886. (okay)

Sharrer, Terry G., The Merchant-Millers: Baltimore's Flour Milling Industry, 1783-1860, Agriculture history, volume 56, Number 1, January 1982, pages138-150. (good)

Sharrer, Terry G., Oliver Evans, and the Beginning of Automated Milling in Maryland and the Upper South, 1783-1812, Eno, Volume 7 Special Issue,1978. Papers from the semimar on water mills & windmills held in Durham, N.C. July 1978, in the Bicentnnial year of West Point on the Eno River, with The International Milinological Society (T.I.M.S.), Smithsonian Institution, Duke University and the Hillsborough Historical Society, pages 11-24, (great)

Steen, Herman, Flour Milling in America, T.S. Denison & Company Inc., Milleapolis 1963, reprint Greenwood Press, Westport, Connecticut, 1973. (good)

Storck, John, and Teaque, Walter Dorwin, Flour for Man's Bread, A History of Milling, Minneapolis, Minn. University of Minnesota Press, 1952. ([great)

Weiss, Harry B. and Sim, Robert J., The Early Grist and Flouring Mills of New Jersey, New Jersey Argicultural Society, Trenton, New Jersey, 1956.(great)

Zimiles, Martha and Murray, Early American Mills, New York, Bramhall House, 1973. (poor)

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