Correspondence Schools Certificate from the Colliery Engineer Company
Rectanglular white paper has black lettering and a black decorative border. In the top left is a drawing of a woman in a white toga, her left arm is raised and she is holding a wreath. Behind her is a circle with thin inked rays emanating from a plain center circle. On either side of her are drawings of various measuring devices. The center area contains information pertinent to the award. At the center bottom is affixed a gold paper seal with embossed lettering and two pieces of white ribbon underneath the edge.
Dimensions of frame: height: 64.8 cm (25 1/2"); length: 54.6 cm (21 1/2").
Condition: paper yellowed, discolored, surface markings.
Location: none given
THE/INTERNATIONAL/CORRESPONDENCE/SCHOOLS/SCRANTON/PENNSYLVANIA/THIS CERTIFIES THAT/EDW. R. MANDY/HAS BEEN A STUDENT IN THE CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOL OF MINES/ THAT HE HAS SATISFACTORILY COMPLETED THE SUBJECTS MENTIONED HEREIN AS TAUGHT IN OUR/METAL PROSPECTOR'S/COURSE, HAS BEEN EXAMINED AND FOUND DULY QUALIFIED IN THEM AND IS HEREBY AWARDED THIS/CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY/AS AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF THE SAME AND IN RECOMMENDATION OF HIS ACQUIREMENTS/SUBJECTS/BLOWPIPING, ASSAYING/MINEROLOGY, PROSPECTING/ECONOMIC GEOLOGY/WITNESS THE SIGNATURES OF THE PRINCIPAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOLS OF THE/INSTRUCTORS OF THE CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOL OF MINES AND OF THE/MANAGER AND TREASURER OF THE COLLIERY ENGINEER COMPANY, PROPRIETORS OF THE SCHOOLS/GIVEN UNDER THE SEAL OF THE COMPANY IN THE CITY OF SCRANTON, PA. THIS 5TH DAY OF JAN'Y A.D.1898/FREDERICK MOSS, PRINCIPAL/(illegible signature)/ INSTRUCTOR/J.T. BEARD,/INSTRUCTOR/WILLIAM TATE/INSTRUCTOR/J.E. DWELLE,/INSTRUCTOR/T.J. FOSTER./MANAGER AND TREASURER/DENNISON & SONS. LITH. 2 LIBERTY ST., N.Y./ (seal) THE COLLIER ENGINEER COMPANY//