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The staff of The State Museum of Pennsylvania’s industry and technology department is currently researching a yellow ware pottery produced by the Brockville Works, located near Brockton, Schuylkill County, during the second half of the nineteenth century. Pieces are sought to illustrate an article. The following workmen are thought to have been associated with the pottery works and any information regarding them would be helpful: Charles King, Peter Murry, John Brinsley, Ferdinand Flick, Franz Tobias and Charles Key. Correspondence should be addressed to: James R. Mitchell, Curator, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, P.O. Box 1026, Harrisburg, PA 17108-1026; or telephone (717) 783-9899.


The staff of the Eckley Miners’ Village Museum is requesting information on the Wentz family of physicians who lived and practiced in Eckley from 1857 through the 1880s. Two brothers, George and John Wentz, worked for the Sharpe, Weiss Coal Company in Eckley as the company’s doctors. Family papers and information concerning their practice in Eckley are sought for research for the village’s doctor’s office. Individuals able to assist in this research are urged to write: Mary Ann Landis, Curator, Eckley Miners’ Village, R.R. 2, Box 236, Weatherly, PA 18255; or telephone (717) 636-2070.


Pennsylvania manufacturers of Valentine’s Day greeting cards are the subject of current research. Individuals or organizations with information regarding dates and location of companies, as well as types of valentines produced, are encouraged to write: Nada Gray, 715 Market St., Lewisburg, PA 17837; or telephone (717) 524-4461.


Identification and documentation of names of the soldiers who crossed the Delaware with Gen. George Washington, December 25-26, 1776, will assist in placing their names on the roll of honor being compiled by the Washington Crossing Foundation. Information should be directed to: Robert Morris, Chief of Research, Washington Crossing Foundation, P.O. Box 1976, Washington Crossing, PA 18977.


The staff of the Packwood House Museum in Lewisburg is conducting research for an exhibition of the paintings of John F. Francis (1808-1886), a Philadelphia-born artist who worked in the Susquehanna Valley. The exhibit is scheduled for this summer. Individuals or organizations holding information, personal records, correspondence or paintings are urged to contact: David Dunn, Director, The Packwood House Museum, 15 North Water St., Lewisburg, PA 17837; or telephone (717) 524-0323.


For an upcoming exhibition, the Atwater Kent Museum-The History Museum of Philadelphia seeks graphic and artifactual materials relating to the Sesquicentennial held in Philadelphia in 1926. The museum is interested in descriptions of the exhibition, as well as photographs and souvenirs. Information may be shared with Nancy Carlisle, Curator, Atwater Kent Museum, 15 South Seventh St., Philadelphia, PA 19106; telephone (215) 686-3630.


The Philadelphia Branch of the National Archives is inter­ested in interviewing persons who participated in any Works Progress Administration (WPA) project in Philadelphia. The information will be usE:d to enhance a forthcoming exhibition. Individuals may write: Shawn Aubitz, National Archives-­ Philadelphia Branch, Room 1350, Ninth and Market Sts., Phila­delphia, PA 19107; or telephone (215) 597-9753.