Book, Principles of Valuation

Book, Principles of Valuation

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John Alden Grimes (1887-1968) was trained at the University of Minnesota as a mining engineer, worked for a time as a geologist and metallurgist, and then began a career as a valuation engineer for what was then called the Bureau of Internal revenue. There he probably met engineer William Horace Craigue (b. 1870), another engineer and the coauthor of this book on compound interest. They were specifically inspired by the need of the Bureau of Internal Revenue to estimatethe value of metal mines for tax purposes, but did the writing outside of normal office hours. Several passages in the first two chapters of the book are underlined.
This copy of the book is from the personal library of mining engineer William F. Eberth (1905-1976), who spent fifteen years of his career with the Atomic Energy Commission working in South Africa.
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Grimes, John Alden
Craigue, William Horace
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 2.5 cm x 15.5 cm x 23.5 cm; 31/32 in x 6 3/32 in x 9 1/4 in
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Gift of W. F. Eberth
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