Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI
New England Glass Company
American Association for the Advancement of Science
21 cu. ft.; 20 boxes, 45 oversize folders
Boston civil engineer.
This collection documents the activities of Uriah Atherton Boyden, a Boston civil and mechanical engineer. The papers cover the span of Boyden's life, but the bulk of them date from between 1830 and 1879. The materials relate to his professional engineering life, including his work as an engineer for the Nashua and Lowell Railroad Corporation and his work with turbines at New England mills and manufacturing companies. The collection also contains papers that illustrate his scientific interests, including sound, meteorology, chemistry, and physics. Personal papers and correspondence are largely absent from the collection. Materials include correspondence, notes, calculations, articles, notebooks, legal documents, financial documents, patents and patent assignments, design drawings, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, business cards, and a print of a daguerreotype.
Uriah A. Boyden Papers, 1806-1879, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution