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Thomas S. Ash
(1863-    )

Early Philadelphia mineral dealer and collector at 126 Chestnut Place. In October 1884 he advertised in the Exchange Notices column in The Young Mineralogist & Antiquarian, offering:

"Arrow-heads, minerals, stamps, and classified fossils and shells, for minerals 2 by 3 inches; 100 assorted foreign stamps for every perfect arrow-head sent me. All my specimens are correctly labeled. Thomas S. Ash, 429 Rush St., Philadelphia, Pa."

He wrote a brief article on crystallography for The Exchangers' Monthly in May 1886, and also advertised minerals for exchange/sale in that issue:

"Special Collections, illustrating the ores and metallic minerals. Minerals used in the manufacture of chemicals, drugs, porcelain, and other household ware, the ornamental and mechanical arts, and those used for heat and light. The metallurgy of any metal put up to order. 15 specimens $1.50. ... Thomas S. Ashh, 126 Chestnut Place, West Philadelphia, Pa."

May be the same T. S. Ash who was President of the Cumberland Mining and Smelting Company in Montana in 1888.
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