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Subseries 3. James Gayley, 1890-1900

Scope and Content Notes:

James Gayley held management positions for Carnegie Brothers & Company, Limited and was the first superintendent at Edgar Thomson Steel Works. Later he became the Vice President for the United States Steel Corporation until his retirement in 1908. Gayley’s improvements to the blast furnace increased and stabilized the quality of pig iron produced and are still used today. The letters from Gayley are mainly to Frick discussing the daily business affairs concerning mill fuel consumption, equipment, furnaces, and rail production.


Box 50
Folder 1 Gayley, James, May 23, 1890-July 3, 1891
Folder 2 Gayley, James, September 4, 1891-February 27, 1893
Folder 3 Gayley, James, May 26-August 28, 1893
Folder 4 Gayley, James, October 21-December 29, 1893
Folder 5 Gayley, James, January 20-June 8, 1894
Folder 6 Gayley, James, August 16-December 12, 1894
Folder 7 Gayley, James, June 10, 1896-January 2, 1900