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Collection Reference Number GLC04265
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1811 
Title Oliver Evans to Samuel Pitkin concerning a patent for his steam engine design
Date 23 November 1811
Author Evans, Oliver (1755-1819)  
Recipient Pitkin, Samuel  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Hopes Congress will pass new laws that will help him to extend his steam engine patent. Argues that by protecting patents the government will be aiding the public good, and encouraging innovation.
Subjects Steam  Patent  Science and Technology  Invention  Inventor  Government and Civics  Congress  Law  
People Evans, Oliver (1755-1819)  Pitkin, Samuel (fl. 1811)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme Government & Politics; Industry; Science, Technology, Invention; Law
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Oliver Evans invented the high pressure steam engine, which weighed far less than earlier steam engines.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859