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Civil engineers

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Allen family papers

Accession: 1978

Horatio Allen (1802-1889) was a noted civil engineer and inventor, who worked with the Delaware & Hudson Canal Company, the South Carolina Canal and Railroad Company, the Croton Aqueduct, and the New York & Erie Railroad. The bulk of his the papers is personal correspondence (1818-1864), and biographical materials collected by his family. Also included is a small collection of Allen's business papers, particularly concerning his work on the New York & Erie Railroad.

Dates: 1818-1925

Francis Victor du Pont family papers

Accession: 0351

Francis Victor du Pont (1894-1962) was a civil engineer and political figure in Delaware and Maryland. This collection combines papers and memorabilia of Francis Victor du Pont and those of his parents and ancestors.

Dates: 1804-1961; Majority of material found within 1915-1960

Joseph T. Richards portfolio of notes and drawings on the Pennsylvania Station project

Accession: 2471

Joseph T. Richards (1845-1933) was a career civil engineer with the Pennsylvania Railroad Company who participated in several of their large construction projects in the first decade of the twentieth century. The records consist of the contents of a small portfolio of documents relating to the construction of Pennsylvania Station and its associated yards and terminals.

Dates: 1902-1913

Meigs family papers

Accession: 2162

The papers document the lives and careers of three generations of the immediate and extended family that began with famed Civil War officer Montgomery C. Meigs (1816-1892). The most notable members include his son, engineer Montgomery Meigs (1847-1931) and granddaughter and author Cornelia Meigs (1884-1973). The materials are about equally divided between professional activities and domestic family concerns.

Dates: 1848-1958; Majority of material found within 1875-1910

William E. Morris engineer's notebook

Accession: 2099

William E. Morris (1812-1875) was a civil engineer and railroad executive. The notebook contains fourteen separate specifications for canal and railroad work copied in longhand and a fifteenth in the form of an inserted printed handbill. They offer a good snapshot of early civil engineering practice and construction techniques. Evidence points to Morris as the notebook's author.

Dates: circa 1839

William G. Ramsay Biographical File

Accession: 2049

The collection primarily consists of newspaper clippings, telegrams, resolutions, and correspondence regarding Ramsay's death and funeral.

Dates: 1899-1946