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George W. Hamblet papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC-0537

Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collection is composed primarily of student notes, mechanical drawings and memorabilia from George W. Hamblet (class of 1888) of student and class activities. There is additional material pertaining to engineering collected by Hamblet in the years following his graduation as well as his class reunion programs. There is a small amount of material from George W. Hamblet, Jr.’s years as a student at MIT (1922-1926) including programs from student plays and newsclippings.


  • 1875 - 1956


Access note

This collection is open.

Conditions Governing Use

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George W. Hamblet was born on May 4, 1865, attended MIT, and received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from MIT in 1888. His son, George W. Hamblet, Jr. graduated from MIT in 1926 with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. James E. Hamblet, son of George W. Hamblet, Jr. graduated from MIT in 1956 with a degree in civil engineering. The family firm, Hamblet Machine Company, was located in Lawrence, Massachusetts


1 Cubic Feet (2 manuscript boxes, 1 flat box)

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Preliminary Inventory to the Papers of George W. Hamblet
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Repository Details

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