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CREATOR: Heil Chemical Company, founded by Henry Heil in Saint Louis, Missouri.
SCOPE: The collection includes bills, correspondence, [some in French and German] orders and catalogs from many companies in the United States and Europe.
EXTENT: ca. 500 items
HISTORY: The Heil Chemical Company was established in 1866 and incorporated in 1888. The company manufactured, imported and sold both chemicals and physical apparatus for analytical, pharmaceutical, purposes to universities, colleges, schools, chemists, assayers, smelting works, mines, iron and steel works, brass foundries, nickel and silver platers, manufacturing jewelers, breweries, dentists, physicians and druggists.
ACCESS: A finding aid for this collection is not yet available. Please contact the staff in advance of your visit to coordinate access to these materials for research purposes.
This collection is available for on-site use only in the Rare Book and Manuscripts Reading Room. Some of the material in Special Collection M-043 may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, subject to condition. For collections marked limited access, researchers are advised to contact the library at least three business days in advance of their visit to submit a request to view the physical material.
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Preferred Citation: When citing the material from this collection, the preferred citation is: From the Special Collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.