Charles H. Spurway Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator -
Spurway, Charles Henry
Charles H. Spurway papers
0.1 Cubic feet , 1 folder

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing,Michigan".

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Biographical Note

Charles Henry Spurway was earned his B.S. in agriculture in 1914 and an M.S. in 1930 from Michigan State College. He became a research associate at the experiment station. His work focused on soil and its fertility for which he developed several tests. One example is the Soiltex kit which determines the lime requirements for a field to be planted with alfalfa.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains Charles Spurway’s thesis on August Wilhelm von Hofmann which was written as an initiation requirement for Alpha Chi Sigma, a national chemistry fraternity. The thesis relates von Hofmann’s life as well as his contributions to chemistry. Von Hofmann’s research pertained mostly to organic chemistry; he enjoyed working with the bases in coal and the gas naphtha. A detailed bibliography is given at the end of the thesis.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections November 2006

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Alpha Chi Sigma. Alpha Upsilon (Michigan State University).
  • Michigan State University. Class of 1914.

Personal Name(s)

  • Hofmann, August Wilhelm von, 1818-1892
  • Kuhn, Madison

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Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

"Life and Work of August Wilhelm von Hofman" 1930 

F.D. 1