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Jose Baxeres de Alzugaray papers

 Collection — Box: 1 [F09.216.06.02]
Identifier: MS0522


Personal and professional papers of De Alzugaray.


  • 1846 - 1969

Language of Materials

There are some materials that are non-English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Jose Baxeres de Alzugaray Papers (MS0522) are the physical property of J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections. Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Jose Baxeres De Alzugaray (1866 - June 12, 1937) was an Argentina-born American chemist who was most noted for his pioneering work in the development of vanadium steel. Son of Dr. Baxeres Torres, Madrid's Ambassador to Russia, and Mercedes de Alzugaray and brother of Eduardo and Maria Baxeres de Alzugaray, he studied under private tutors in Spain, London, Paris, St. Petersburg and at the Unviersity of Geneva and the Sorbonne. He married Lola Lansdale of Washington, D.C. She was a sister of Ella Hargrove Sayre Sullivan Robinson. Before coming to this country in 1905 he was chemist for the Vanadium Co., Ltd., of London, and there produced the first pound of vanadium steel ever manufactured. He also produced the first synthetic ruby. He was called the "authority on war vessel armor" by The New York Times and the scientific community, and is remembered as an "early advocate of radium in cancer treatment" and for the improvement of the electric furnace and its products. De Alzugaray applied for and was awarded several patents in the area of metallurgy. De Alzugaray died in New York of a heart ailment June 12, 1937 at the age of 71.


1 Linear Feet

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Ms. Sayre Lineberger, 1994.

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Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

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