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THE PROGRESSIVE DEVELOPMENT OF MINERAL WEALTH, INCLUDING not ONLY THE PRECIOUS AND THE USEFUL METALS, BUT
THE PROGRESS OF ALL THE RELIGIOUS DENOMINATIONS AND SECTS, THEIR PECULIAR DOCTRINES AND ORDINANCES,
THE WHOLE CAREFULLY PREPARED BY
An Eminent Corps of Scientific and Literary Men.
Superbly illustrated with over Two Hundred and Twenty-Five Engravings, executed by the most accomplished Artists in the Country,
Sold Only by Subscription.
BY L. STEBBINS.
Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1872, by L. STEBBINS,
In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.
SUBJECTS AND AUTHORS.
MINING INDUSTRY OF THE UNITED STATES,
Including Gold, Silver. Copper, Lead, Zinc, Iron, Coal, Petroleum, &c., showing the Localities, Richness of Ores, Methods of Mining, Smelting, and applying the different Minerals to practical uses, with their values, &c., &c.
FUR TRADE, various kinds and values of Furs.
Of the late Pennsylvania, and other Geological Surveys; Contributor to Appleton's "New American Cyclopædia" on the same Subjects.
LAND, SETTLEMENT, INTERNAL TRADE.
Western Settlement, Population, and Land Sales, Canals and Railroads, Expenditures, Lake Cities, Reciprocity, Annual Sales of Land by the Government, River Cities, Atlantic Cities, Date of Settlement, Population, Valuation, Manufactures, Exports, Imports, Growth of New York, Express Business.
BANKS, UNITED STATES MINT, AND INSURANCE.
Bills of Credit, Government Issues, United States Bank, State Banks, Suffolk System. Safety Fund, Banks, Free Banks, Number of Banks in Each State, Aggregate Capital, Clearing Houses, Private Banking, New National System, &c., Establishment of Mint, Standard of Coins, Laws Regulating Coinage, Precious Metals in the Country, Insurance,-Fire, Marine, Life, Accident, &c.
General Migrations, Colonies and United States, Number of Aliens arrived in the United States from 1820 to 1856, and their Nationalities, Landing in New York, Future Homes.
AUTHORS, BOOKS, NEWSPAPERS, BOOK-BINDING.
PRINTING PRESSES, TELEGRAPH.
Writers, including Theologians, Statesmen, Novelists, Historians,-Short Sketches of their Lives, their Literary Productions; Newspapers,-Dailies, Weeklies, Periodicals, Book Trade, Publishing, Jobbing, Retailing, Selling by Subscription, Book-Binding, Printing Presses, Telegraph.
By THOMAS P. KETTELL.
Domestic Architecture, Furniture, Food, Dress, Social Culture, &c.
ARTS OF DESIGN.
Painters, Sculptors, Engravers, &c.
By T. ADDISON RICHARDS, Artist,
Editor of Appleton's "Railway Guide," Correspondent of "Harper's
Progress of all the Religious Denominations, and Sects.
Including the History and Statistics of Free Schools, Common Schools, Grammar Schools, Academies, Colleges, Professional Schools of Theology, Law, Medicine, War, Teaching, Engineering, Agriculture, Mechanics and Fine Arts; with Special Schools for Deaf Mutes, Blind, Idiots, Juvenile Criminals, and Orphans, and Supplementary Educational Agencies and Libraries, Lyceums, Lectures, &c.
By HENRY BARNARD, LL. D.
Superintendent of Common Schools in Connecticut and Rhode Island; Chancellor of the State University of Wisconsin; and Editor of the "American Journal of Education."
By GEORGE B. PRESCOTT.
Electrician of Western Union Telegraph Company.
Giving in a historical form the progress and growth of Fire Insurance in the United States from the first organized Companies up to 1871, with valuable tables, showing the magnitude of the business, rates, losses, profits, &c.,
By D. A. HEALD,
Vice-President of the Home Fire Insurance Company of N. Y
Showing the progress of the business under the Stock and Mutual principles, from the first organized Company up to 1871, with valuable tables showing the immense magnitude of the business, per centage, losses, profits, &c.,
By JACOB L. GREENE,
Secretary Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company, Hartford, Ct.