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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.
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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
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1447

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