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George S. Morison Collection, 1861-1903

view George S. Morison Collection, 1861-1903 digital asset number 1
Creator:
Morison, George S. 1842-1903
Donor:
Morison, Elting Elmore
Morison, John H
Morison, Robert S
Collector:
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Subject:
Isthmian Canal Commission
Baring Brothers Company
Physical description:
30 cu. ft. 56 boxes 143 oversize folders
Type:
Articles
Blueprints
Cyanotypes
Diaries
Drawings
Legislative documents
Letterpress copybooks
Maps
Photographs
Reports
Reprints
Sketches
Tracings
Writings
Place:
Panama Canal (Panama)
Panama
Peterborough (N.H.)
Date:
1861
1861-1903
19th century
Notes:
George Shattuck Morison was a civil engineer who specialized in the design of large bridges. He built ten bridges over the Missouri River, five over the Mississippi River and one over the Ohio River. He also served as a member of the Panama Canal Commission from 1899-1903.
Summary:
1984 acquisition: Forty-five cubic feet of archival materials documenting Morison's engineering career, including linen tracings, drawings, blueprints, sketches, bound reports, photographs and negatives, letterpress books, diaries, lantern slides, maps, books, and miscellaneous papers.
1993 acquisition: One and two-thirds cubic feet of drawings, blueprints, maps, linen tracings, photographs (including cyanotypes) and negatives, reports, articles and reprints, writings, legislative documents, and notes, relating to Morison's engineering career. Numerous articles and writings relate to his influence and advocacy for the Panama Canal, and his work with the Isthmian Canal Commission, 1898-1903.
2007 acquisition: Miscellaneous papers collected as reference materials by the Division of Work and Industry.
Cite as:
Division of the History of Technology, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Railroad bridges
Bridges--Design and construction
Local number:
1984.1093 (NMAH Acc.)
1993.0113 (NMAH Acc.)
2007.3212 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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