Logan, Samuel C. The Life of Thomas Dickson. A Memorial. Scranton, PA: Self published, 1888. 1st . Green cloth hardcover, bright gilt spine title, 6 x 9 inches, 155 pp. plus plates, top page edge gilt. Inscribed "Gen. A. L. Divers, from his friend, Mrs. Thos. Dickson." Very good. Hardcover. 
Thomas Dickson (1822-1884), born in Leeds, England, where his family was living temporarily, and returned with them to their native home in Lauder, Berwickshire, Scotland, until 1835 when they emigrated to Nova Scotia. They later moved to Carbondale, Pennsylvania, where Thomas worked as a mechanic for the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company (later the Delaware and Hudson Railroad).
Dickson became a successful industrialist, founding a machine shop and foundry, and in 1862 incorporated as Dickson Manufacturing Company in Scranton, Pa. The company became a leading builder of locomotive engines, later merging with American Locomotive Company in 1901. Dickson was president of the Delaware and Hudson Railroad from 1869 to 1884. His business acumen was astonishing, rising from mechanic to president of the Delaware and Hudson Railroad, and listed as director of many companies in the Scranton area. The Scranton suburb Dickson City is named after him.