Mica Group
162nd Street & Broadway, Manhattan Island, Manhattan (New York Co.), New York City, New York, USA
Small Cabinet, 7.5 x 6.6 x 5.5 cm
11.4 x 9.5 x 2.6 (box). A HISTORIC set of 14 mica sections from New York City, mounted in an antique glass-covered box. Written in the back in pencil is: "Mica, Bdwy & 162 St, NYC". This set probably belonged to or was sold by James Manchester, 1871-1948, a prominent member of the New York Mineralogical Club. He succeeded George Kunz as president of the club. Mr. Manchester was instrumental in the club publishing "The Minerals of New York City and its Environs" in 1931. He was known to have dispersed many NYC minerals found in this time, and a small collection was passed on to me which contained a number of pieces with his label physically attached, or associated. Although his label is not on this piece, it is from the same collection as those more documented specimens and one assumes possibly from the same original source.