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Horatio Allen Papers

Creator:
Allen, Horatio, 1802-1889  Search this
Names:
New York (N.Y.). Croton Aqueduct Board  Search this
New York Bridge Company  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Cubic feet (1 box, 1 map folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Legal documents
Patents
Specifications
Place:
Croton Aqueduct (N.Y.)
Date:
1840-1872
Summary:
The collection documents civil engineer Horatio Allen's work with the Croton Aqueduct Board in New York, and with the New York Bridge Company.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of civil engineer Horatio Allen's professional papers, documenting his work with the Croton Aqueduct Board in New York and with the New York Bridge Company. The collection does not contain materials related to his presidency of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Included are correspondence, technical writings, patents, specifications, and legal documents. The technical papers in this collection are primarily focused on hydrants, steam engines, and cut-off valves for steam engines.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as a single series.
Biographical / Historical:
Horatio Allen (May 10 1802 – December 31 1889) was an engineer in the early days of the American railroad industry. He also served as the Commissioner of the Croton Aqueduct Board and was involved in the New York Bridge Company, which built the Brooklyn Bridge.
Related Materials:
Materials at Other Organizations

South Caroliniana Library at the University of South Carolina

Horatio Allen papers, 1830-1834
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:
Fire hydrants  Search this
Hydraulic engineering and engineers  Search this
Steam-engines  Search this
Valves  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 19th century
Legal documents -- 19th century
Patents -- 19th century
Specifications -- 19th century
Citation:
Horatio Allen Papers, 1840-1872, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1447
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Horatio Allen Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep89f10816d-4050-4ec0-aef0-197b5248d0e0
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1447

Water for Gotham : a history / Gerard T. Koeppel

Author:
Koeppel, Gerard T. 1957-  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 355 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Croton Aqueduct (N.Y.)
Date:
2000
C2000
Topic:
Water-supply--History  Search this
Water-supply engineering--History  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_595983

The Old Croton Aqueduct : rural resources meet urban needs / the Hudson River Museum of Westchester

Author:
Hudson River Museum  Search this
Physical description:
64 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Croton Aqueduct (N.Y.)
Date:
1992
Topic:
Aqueducts  Search this
Water-supply  Search this
Call number:
TD398 .O44 1992
TD398.O44 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_443540

Description of the New-York Croton Aqueduct : in English, German and French / by T. Schramke ; with twenty plates

Author:
Schramke, T  Search this
Former owner:
United States Patent Office Scientific Library DSI  Search this
Physical description:
[4], 62 p., [21] leaves of plates (18 folded) : ill., map ; 33 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
Croton Aqueduct (N.Y.)
Date:
1846
Topic:
Aqueducts--Design and construction  Search this
Call number:
TD225.N5 S37 1846
TD225.N5S37 1846
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_446475

Illustrations of the Croton Aqueduct / by F.B. Tower ..

Author:
Tower, F. B (Fayette Bartholomew)  Search this
Lee, Charles A  Search this
Ill:
Bennett, W.  Search this
Engraver:
Gimbrede, Joseph Napoleon b. 1820  Search this
Gimber, Stephen H. 1810-1862  Search this
Hill, J. W.  Search this
Physical description:
vi, [2], [9]-152 p., XXIV [i.e. 22] leaves of plates : ill. ; 34 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Croton Aqueduct (N.Y.)
Date:
1843
Call number:
TD225.N5 T73 1843
TD225.N5T73 1843
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_451541

Report to the Aqueduct commissioners [microform] / by the president, James C. Spencer, containing reports of the secretary, John C. Sheeham, and of the chief engineer, Benjamin S. Church

Author:
New York (N.Y.) Aqueduct Commission  Search this
Spencer, James C (James Clark) 1826-1901  Search this
Sheehan, John C  Search this
Church, B. S. - (Benjamin Silliman) b. 1836  Search this
Physical description:
63 p., [121] leaves of plates : ill., folded maps
Type:
Microforms
Place:
Croton Aqueduct (N.Y.)
Date:
1981
1887
C1887]
Call number:
TR15 .H5810 no. 1461
mfm 814
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_377006

Report to the Aqueduct commissioners, by the president, James C. Duane, containing reports of the secretary, Edward L. Allen, and of the chief engineer, Alphonse Fteley, giving a review of the work of the Aqueduct commission from January first, A.D. 1887, to January first, A.D. 1895, including plans and the work of construction of the new Croton aqueduct, proposed dams and reservoirs, and appurtenances, made in accordance with resolutions of the Aqueduct commissioners. 1887-1895

Author:
New York (N.Y.) Aqueduct Commission  Search this
Duane, James C. (James Chatham) 1824-1897  Search this
Allen, E. L (Edward L.)  Search this
Fteley, Alphonse 1837-1903  Search this
Physical description:
104 p. illus., plates (partly fold.) maps (partly fold.) plans (partly fold.) tables (partly fold.) diagrs. (partly fold.) 36 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Croton Aqueduct (N.Y.)
Date:
1895
C1895]
Call number:
TD225.N5 N53
TD225.N5N53
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_124898

Report to the Aqueduct commissioners, by the president, James C. Spencer, containing reports of the secretary, John C. Sheeham, and of the chief engineer, Benjamin S. Church, giving a review of the work of the Aqueduct Commission to January first, A.D. 1887, including the plans and work of construction of the new Croton aqueduct to that date, and the proposed dams and reservoirs and other appurtenances of the same, made in accordance with the resolutions of the Aqueduct commissioners. January 1, 1887

Author:
New York (N.Y.) Aqueduct Commission  Search this
Spencer, James C  Search this
Sheehan, John C  Search this
Church, B. S. - (Benjamin Silliman) b. 1836  Search this
Physical description:
63 p. illus., fold. maps, plans (part fold.) 36 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Croton Aqueduct (N.Y.)
Date:
1887
C1887]
Call number:
TD225.N5 N53 1887
TD225.N5N53 1887
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_39860

Report to the aqueduct commissioners, by the president, John F. Cowan, containing reports of the secretary, Harry W. Walker, and of the chief engineer, Walter H. Sears, giving a review of the work of the Aqueduct Commission from January first, A.D. 1895, to January first, A.D. 1907, including plans and the work of construction of the new Croton aqueduct, proposed dams and reservoirs, and appurtenances, made in accordance with resolutions, of the aqueduct commissioners. 1895-1907

Author:
New York (N.Y.) Aqueduct Commission  Search this
Cowan, John F. of New York  Search this
Walker, Harry W  Search this
Sears, Walter H. 1847-  Search this
Physical description:
139 p. front., plates, maps (part fold.) plans (part fold.) tables (part fold.) diagrs. (part fold.) 36 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Croton Aqueduct (N.Y.)
Date:
1907
1907]
Call number:
TD225.N5 N53 1907
TD225.N5N53 1907
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_39861

A memoir of the construction, cost, and capacity of the Croton aqueduct, compiled from official documents: together with an account of the civic celebration of the fourteenth October, 1842, on occasion of the completion of the great work: preceded by a preliminary essay on ancient and modern aqueducts. By Charles King

Author:
King, Charles 1789-1867  Search this
Physical description:
vii, [1], 308 p. front., illus. (facism.) 28 x 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Croton Aqueduct (N.Y.)
Date:
1843
Topic:
Aqueducts  Search this
Call number:
TD225.N5 K5
TD225.N5K5
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_75000

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