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James Forgie Papers

Creator:
Forgie, James  Search this
Names:
Pennsylvania Railroad.  Search this
Extent:
38.8 Cubic feet (85 boxes; 33 map-folders; 18 volumes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Patents
Clippings
Business records
Correspondence
Contracts
Reports
Blueprints
Drawings
Legal documents
Place:
Hudson River
New York (N.Y.) -- Transportation
Date:
1890 - 1949
bulk 1900-1935
Scope and Contents:
The papers contain correspondence, reports, drawings, blueprints, cost estimates, contracts, specifications, regulations, legal documents, photographs, profiles, diagrams, clippings, and publications concerning projects which Forgie worked on, especially the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels, the Midtown Hudson Tunnels in New York City. Also included are publications and patents on subaqueous tunneling, subway stations, and bridges, and material on the Forgie submarine.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into four series.

Series 1: Professional Papers, 1892-1945

Series 2: Projects, 1914-1957

Series 3: Publications, 1856-1952

Series 4: Drawings, 1888-1951
Biographical / Historical:
James Forgie (1868-1958) was born in Longside, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Forgie graduated from Gordon's Technical College, Aberdeen, Scotland (1881-1885) and apprenticed in the office of civil engineer George Gordon Jenkins from 1885-1889. Forgie came to the United States in 1902 to work as a chief assistant engineer to the Pennsylvania Railroad on tunnels in New York City. He joined the private engineering practice with partners Charles M. Jacobs and J.Vipond Davies of Jacobs and Davies, Inc. from 1909-1923. Forgie was awarded the Tedlford Gold Medal from the Institute of Civil Engineering (British) in 1915 in recognition of his paper "The Laxaxalpam Aqueduct Tunnels in Mexico." He authored numerous articles about tunneling and consulted as a an expert witness and arbitrator in many legal cases involving tunneling. Forgie was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Institute of Civil Engineers of Canada, and New York Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Forgie married Martha Maitland Thom (1868-1936) in 1895. They had four children: Martha (b. 1900), Wilhelmina (b. 1902), James (b. 1904), and Christina (b. 1906). Forgie later married Anne McDougall (b. 1872) in 1937.
Related Materials in the Archives Center, National Museum of American History:
The Foundation Company Records (AC0974)

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Series: Tunnels (AC0060)

Herbert S. Grassman Papers (AC0955)

Penn Station, New York Photographs (AC1048)

Lawrence Talma Smith Papers (AC0988)

Silas H. Woodward Papers (AC1038)

Alfred Maevis Collection (AC0954)

William R. Hutton Papers (AC0987)

Montgomery C. Meigs Papers (AC0984)

Henry Grattan Tyrrell and Mary Maude Knox Tyrrell Papers (AC0948)

Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas Records Collection (AC0969)

Chicago Surface Lines Drawings (AC0212)

Grand Central Terminal Collection (AC1071)

Modjeski and Masters Company Records (AC0976)

Thomas Norrell Railroad Photographs Collection (AC1174)
Separated Materials:
The Division of Work and Industry holds a model of a Ram for driving tunnel shields (1933). It was used in driving the Union Tunnel for the Pennsylvania Railroad, 1933-1934 by James Forgie. See accession #MC.329243.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Mrs. James Forgie.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Tunnels  Search this
Subways -- New York (N.Y.)  Search this
Bridges -- 1890-1940  Search this
Civil engineering -- 1890-1940 -- U.S.  Search this
Civil engineers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1950
Patents
Clippings -- 1890-1960
Business records
Correspondence
Contracts -- 1890-1940
Reports
Blueprints -- 20th century
Photographs -- 1890-1900
Drawings
Legal documents
Citation:
Archives Center, James Forgie Papers, 1890-1949, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0986
See more items in:
James Forgie Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0986
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Cass Gilbert Collection

Creator:
Valentine, P. O. (33 Homestead, Park, Newark)  Search this
Gilbert, Cass, 1859-1934  Search this
Belden & Company (45 Clinton Street, Newark, N.J.)  Search this
Source:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Former owner:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Names:
New York Life Insurance Building.  Search this
Seaside Sanatorium (Waterford, Conn)  Search this
Supreme Court Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Woolworth Building (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Extent:
15 Cubic feet (73 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Business records
Clippings
Contracts
Personal papers
Photographs
Pastels (visual works)
Pencil works
Pamphlets
Booklets
Specifications
Correspondence
Statistics
Sketchbooks
Date:
1897-1963
bulk 1897-1936
Scope and Contents:
The contents of the collection date from 1897 to 1936. The bulk of the collection consists of loose-leaf binders of photo prints of forty-one Cass Gilbert buildings under construction between 1908 and 1936. (This represents less than half of his firm's total output.) The volumes are arranged alphabetically by name of building. A few additional photo prints of buildings under construction are found in the unbound materials.

The collection also includes correspondence (1919-1932), contracts, statistical data, news clippings, booklets, and other miscellaneous Gilbert papers. There are three volumes of correspondence, specifications and blueprints, 1932-1935, for the construction of the U.S. Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C. Also included are twenty pencil and pastel sketch books of Gilbert's travels in Europe, 1897 to 1932, and miscellaneous loose sketches (including photo prints and negatives of his studies for the George Washington Bridge. The photographic prints are mostly mounted on cloth in loose-leaf binders. Some of the photographers are identified, although many are not. Photographers included P.O. Valentine of 33 Homestead Park, Newark, New Jersey.
Arrangement:
Collection arranged into seven series.

Series 1: Correspondence, 1919-1932

Series 2: Personal Papers, 1914-1963

Series 3: New York Life Insurance Building Contracts, 1934-1935

Series 4: Woolworth Building, 1911-1913

Series 5: Sketches and Sketch Books, 1897-1932

Series 6: Photoprints, 1908-1936

Series 7: United States Supreme Court Building, 1932-1935
Biographical / Historical:
Cass Gilbert, 1859-1934, was a prominent American architect best known for his commercial and public buildings. Gilbert was born in Zanesville, Ohio and educated in St. Paul, Minnesota. After only a year of study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and subsequent travels in Europe, he began working for the New York firm of McKim, Mead, and White in 1880. In 1883 he returned to St. Paul where he practised briefly with James Knox Taylor, a classmate at M.I.T., designing private homes, churches, and commercial buildings. His first major commission was the Minnesota State Capitol (1895), which he modeled after the National Capitol and the dome of St. Peter's, Rome. Gilbert returned to New York in 1899 when he won the prized commission for the design of the U.S. Customs House. This was followed by many other major projects. The most famous of these was the Woolworth Building in New York (1913); with its fifty‑five stories and Gothic ornament it is considered Gilbert's greatest achievement. Firmly supportive of the European tradition and eastern academic architecture, Gilbert continued his numerous and successful designs until his death in 1934. Among his many familiar public buildings are the Treasury Annex and the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, the state capitol buildings of West Virginia and Arkansas, and the public libraries of St. Louis and Detroit.
Related Materials:
Materials at Other Organizations

Library of Congress

Cass Gilbert Archive, 1890-1939

Montana Historical Society

Cass Gilbert Papers, 1902-1910

Oberlin College Archives

Cass Gilbert Collection, 1903-1984, 2000

University of Minnesota, Archives and Special Collections

Cass Gilbert Collection, 1909-1910

United States Supreme Court, Office of the Curator
Provenance:
Gift of Emily Gilbert and Cass Gilbert, Jr. through Mr. Silvio Bedini, November 30, 1961, January 15, 1962, and later in 1962.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Engineering -- 1890-1940 -- U.S.  Search this
Bridges -- 1890-1940  Search this
Civil engineering -- 1890-1940 -- U.S.  Search this
Civil engineers  Search this
Commercial buildings -- 1890-1940 -- U.S.  Search this
Architects -- 1890-1940  Search this
Architecture -- 1890-1940 -- United States  Search this
Public architecture -- 1890-1940 -- U.S.  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings -- 1890-1940
Business records -- 1880-1950
Clippings -- 1900-1950
Contracts -- 1890-1940
Personal papers -- 1890-1940
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- 1900-1950
Pastels (visual works)
Pencil works
Pamphlets
Booklets
Specifications
Correspondence -- 1900-1950
Statistics
Sketchbooks -- 1890-1940
Citation:
Cass Gilbert Collection, 1897-1936, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0214
See more items in:
Cass Gilbert Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0214
Additional Online Media:

(53) Modern improvements in an ancient city - W. over the Kamogawa at Shijo Bridge, Kyoto, Japan, 1904 or earlier. [graphic]

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Collector:
Rosin, Henry D Dr  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  Search this
Physical description:
Stereograph: 1 card; 8 x 17 cm
Type:
Photographs
Stereographs
Place:
Japan
Kamogawa River (Japan)
Kyoto (Japan)
Date:
1904
1904 or earlier
19th century
1890-1940
1870-1910
Topic:
Photography  Search this
Bridges  Search this
Rivers  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Local number:
R562 (Rosin Number)
FSA A1999.35 562
Restrictions & Rights:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository
See more items in:
Rosin Collection, Album 4
Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan 1860 - ca. 1900
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_239667
Additional Online Media:

(34) Looking north from top of semi-circular bridge to main gateway to Shinto Temple , Kameido, Tokyo, Japan, 1904 or earlier. [graphic]

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Collector:
Rosin, Henry D Dr  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  Search this
Physical description:
Stereograph: 1 card; 8 x 17 cm
Type:
Photographs
Stereographs
Place:
Japan
Asia
Shinto Temple
Kameido (Japan)
Date:
1904
1904 or earlier
19th century
1890-1940
1870-1910
Topic:
Photography  Search this
Wisteria  Search this
Bridges  Search this
Pagodas  Search this
Religion  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Local number:
R543 (Rosin Number)
FSA A1999.35 543
Restrictions & Rights:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository
See more items in:
Rosin Collection, Album 4
Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan 1860 - ca. 1900
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_239751
Additional Online Media:

[House and bridge], [1860 - 1900]. [graphic]

Collector:
Rosin, Henry D Dr  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  Search this
Physical description:
Cartes-de-visite: 1 card; 6.4 x 10.4 cm
Type:
Photographs
Cartes-de-visite
Place:
Japan
Asia
Date:
1860 - 1900
[1860 - 1900]
19th century
1890-1940
Topic:
Photography  Search this
Bridges  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Local number:
R455 (Rosin Number)
FSA A1999.35 455
Restrictions & Rights:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository
See more items in:
Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan 1860 - ca. 1900
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_240111

Ales Hrdlicka Papers ca. 1887-1943

Creator:
Hrdlička, Aleš 1869-1943  Search this
Bohemian Circle in Washington  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Department of Anthropology Division of Physical Anthropology  Search this
Army Medical Museum (U.S.)  Search this
Correspondent:
Adams, W. I  Search this
Adler, Cyrus 1863-1940  Search this
Alderman, E.M  Search this
Alliot, Hector  Search this
Alvarez, Walter C  Search this
Ameghino, Florentino  Search this
Angell, James R  Search this
Abbott, William Louis 1860-1936  Search this
Absolon, Karel  Search this
Allyn, Harriet M  Search this
Lowie, Robert  Search this
Robinson, Edward G  Search this
Hemingway, Ernest  Search this
Ami, Henry  Search this
Anthony, R  Search this
Ashley-Montagu, Montague Francis  Search this
Atwood, Charles E  Search this
Avirette, John Allfred  Search this
Baer, John Leonard  Search this
Bell, Enoch  Search this
Martin, Fredericka I  Search this
Bingham, Hiram  Search this
Bingman, C.E  Search this
Blue, Ruppert  Search this
Bloomfield, Leonard 1887-1949  Search this
Bodding, P.C  Search this
Bogue, E.A  Search this
Bothwell, J.A  Search this
Bridges, Calvin B  Search this
Burlin, Natalie Curtis  Search this
Babcock, William H  Search this
Baldwin, Bird T  Search this
Barrus, Clara  Search this
Barry, J. Neilson  Search this
Bartashchell, A.W  Search this
Barton, James L  Search this
Bather, F.A  Search this
Bean, Robert Bennett  Search this
Benes, Edward  Search this
Betsche, Chris  Search this
Bell, Earl H  Search this
Bilgery, Conrad  Search this
Birket-Smith, Kaj  Search this
Bishop, Carl W  Search this
Black, Davidson  Search this
Boas, Franz 1858-1942  Search this
Bogoras, Waldemar G  Search this
Borbolla, F. Rubin I  Search this
Bowman, Isaiah  Search this
Boyd, William C  Search this
Boyle, Mary Elizabeth  Search this
Breasted, James Henry  Search this
Breton, Adela C  Search this
Breuil Abbe  Search this
Briggs, H.H  Search this
Brockett, Paul 1872-1946  Search this
Brown, A.R  Search this
Barnum, Brown  Search this
Bunak, V  Search this
Bunnell, Charles E  Search this
Bushnell, David Ives Jr 1875-1941  Search this
Cadbury, William W  Search this
Callendar, G.R  Search this
Campbell, W.W  Search this
Capitan, Louis  Search this
Castellanos, Abraham  Search this
Edison, Thomas A (Thomas Alva) 1847-1931  Search this
Celler, Emanuel  Search this
Chamberlain, Thomas C  Search this
Clark, G. Hardy  Search this
Clemens, James B  Search this
Colbert, L.O  Search this
Comas, Juan  Search this
Comer, George  Search this
Cameron, John  Search this
Candela, P.B  Search this
Carroll, Mitchell  Search this
Cattell, Jacque  Search this
Cattell, James McKeen  Search this
Chapman, John W Rev  Search this
Ciocco, Antonio  Search this
Cipriani, Lidio  Search this
United States Department of Agriculture  Search this
Academy of Natural Sciences Philadelphia  Search this
Alaskan Sportsman  Search this
American Anthropological Association  Search this
American Association for the Advancement of Science  Search this
American Committee for Protection of the Foreign Born  Search this
American Geographical Society  Search this
Journal of the American Medical Association  Search this
American Philosophical Society  Search this
United States Department of Commerce  Search this
American Association of Physical Anthropologists  Search this
Abbot, Charles Greeley  Search this
Subject:
Hyde Exploring Expedition (1902-1903)  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York  Search this
Panama California Exposition physical anthropology exhibits  Search this
Peking Union Medical College  Search this
Royal Anthropological Society Huxley lecture  Search this
Army Medical Museum (U.S.)  Search this
American Association of Physical Anthropologists  Search this
International Congress of Americanists  Search this
Anthropological Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
American Anthropological Association  Search this
Washington Academy of Sciences (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
National Academy of Science  Search this
American Journal of Physical Anthropology  Search this
Institute of Population  Search this
American School in France for Prehistoric Studies  Search this
Committee on Anthropological Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
133 linear feet
Culture:
American Indian tuberculosis among  Search this
Chippewa Leech Lake  Search this
Chippewa White Earth  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Pachamac Peru archeology  Search this
Apache Indians  Search this
Dakota Oglala  Search this
Shawnee Indians  Search this
Menominee Indians  Search this
Pima Indians  Search this
Huichol  Search this
Mohave Indians  Search this
Hupa Indians  Search this
Tarahumara Indians  Search this
Quinailt  Search this
Indians of North America Northeast  Search this
Ojibwa Indians  Search this
Indians of North America Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Quinault Indians  Search this
Indians of North America Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America Southwest, New  Search this
Oglala Indians  Search this
Indians of North America California  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1887
1887-1943
ca 1887-1943
Topic:
Old Americans  Search this
Trenton skeletal material  Search this
Fossils--man  Search this
Human evolution  Search this
Children--physical anthropology  Search this
Tuberculosis--American Indians  Search this
Huntington collection  Search this
Forensic anthropology  Search this
Immigration law--and physical anthropology  Search this
Children who run on all fours  Search this
Anthropometry  Search this
My Journeys, by A. Hrdlicka  Search this
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_87904

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