Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI
Pittsfield and WIlliamstown Railroad
Northern Adirondack Railroad
Baltimore and Drum Point Railroad
Colorado Midlands Railway
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company
Western Maryland Railway Company
30 cu. ft.; 33 boxes, 21 oversize folders
New York (N.Y.)
Hudson RIver Tunnel (New York N.Y.)
Kanawha River Canal (W.Va.)
Washington Bridge (New York, N.Y.)
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal
Materials in French, English, Spanish, Dutch and Italian.
William R. Hutton (1826-1901) was a prominent civil engineer who worked on projects in the United States and abroad.
The papers document the life and work of William R. Hutton, a civil engineer during the late 1800s to the early 1900s. Materials include diaries, notebooks, correspondence, letterpress copy book, printed materials, publications, specifications, photographs, drawings, and maps that document the construction of several architectural and engineering projects during this period. Most notable are the records containing information related to the construction of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, Hudson River Tunnel, the Washington Aqueduct, the Kanawha River Canal, and the Washington/Harlem River Bridge. There are also several records about railroads in the state of Maryland, the District of Columbia and elsewhere, including the Western Maryland Railroad, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Colorado Midlands Railway, Baltimore and Drum Point Railroad, the Northern Adirondack Railroad, and the Pittsfield and Williamstown Railroad. The records can be used to track the progression of these projects, and engineering innovation during the late 1800s to the early 1900s.
William R. Hutton Papers, 1830-1965, Archives Center, National Museum of American History