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Charles H. Spurway papers

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Identifier: UA-10.3.220

Scope and Contents

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.


  • 1930


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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

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.


0.1 Cubic Feet (, 1 folder)

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Charles H. Spurway Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
M. Louzon
November 2006
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US