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046, Post Office extension, crane, south elevation

Collection Creator:
Meigs, Montgomery C., 1816-1892  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Russell, Andrew J., 1829-1902  Search this
Container:
Box 19
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1858 January 14
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The collection is open for research.
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Montgomery C. Meigs Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Montgomery C. Meigs Papers / Series 2: Photographs and Sketches / 2.3: Post Office
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181, United States Capitol, portrait of Captain W. R. Franklin, in charge of work on Capiol following Meigs

Collection Creator:
Meigs, Montgomery C., 1816-1892  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Russell, Andrew J., 1829-1902  Search this
Container:
Box 20
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
undated
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Montgomery C. Meigs Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Montgomery C. Meigs Papers / Series 2: Photographs and Sketches / 2.4: United States Capitol
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Post Office

Collection Creator:
Meigs, Montgomery C., 1816-1892  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Russell, Andrew J., 1829-1902  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0984, Subseries 2.3
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Montgomery C. Meigs Papers / Series 2: Photographs and Sketches
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep89530b408-e6cd-4094-a824-c7e4026c2b20
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United States Capitol

Collection Creator:
Meigs, Montgomery C., 1816-1892  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Russell, Andrew J., 1829-1902  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0984, Subseries 2.4
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Montgomery C. Meigs Papers / Series 2: Photographs and Sketches
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Photographs and Sketches

Collection Creator:
Meigs, Montgomery C., 1816-1892  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Russell, Andrew J., 1829-1902  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
This series consists primarily of black and white photographs and copy prints documenting the construction of the Pension Office Building and the Washington Aqueduct in Washington, D.C. Also documented are an extension to the Post Office Building, the Cabin John Bridge, and the dome of the United States Capitol.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
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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.
Collection Citation:
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0984, Series 2
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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067, Washington Aqueduct, finished Cabin John Bridge from east

Collection Creator:
Meigs, Montgomery C., 1816-1892  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Russell, Andrew J., 1829-1902  Search this
Container:
Box 19
Box 21, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
[circa 1864-1866]
Scope and Contents:
Photograph attributed to photographer, Andrew Jackson Russell.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
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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.
Collection Citation:
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Montgomery C. Meigs Papers / Series 2: Photographs and Sketches / 2.5: Washington Aqueduct
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8d08a6058-1226-46cf-b103-211a54e66af6
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068, Washington Aqueduct, finished Cabin John Bridge from east

Collection Creator:
Meigs, Montgomery C., 1816-1892  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Russell, Andrew J., 1829-1902  Search this
Container:
Box 19
Box 21, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
[circa 1864-1866]
Scope and Contents:
Photograph attributed to photographer, Andrew Jackson Russell.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Montgomery C. Meigs Papers
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers / Series 2: Photographs and Sketches / 2.5: Washington Aqueduct
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep88a21aa2f-fb6b-4c6e-9df8-2048ff88d6ef
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0984-ref156

Scrapbooks

Collection Creator:
Meigs, Montgomery C., 1816-1892  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Russell, Andrew J., 1829-1902  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1870 - 1890
Scope and Contents:
This series consists of thirty-five bound volumes containing primarily newspaper clippings, periodical clippings, illustrations, maps, diagrams, and some handwritten notes. Twenty-three of the thirty-five scrapbooks are described. Volumes 24 to 35 are unprocessed. See repository for details.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0984, Series 1
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep868f73c0b-8a2b-45b7-a6f0-e6084b03734e
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0984-ref16

Washington Aqueduct

Collection Creator:
Meigs, Montgomery C., 1816-1892  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Russell, Andrew J., 1829-1902  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0984, Subseries 2.5
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Montgomery C. Meigs Papers
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers / Series 2: Photographs and Sketches
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8c02ce9ec-74b6-433e-917b-d9eccc890643
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Pension Office Building

Collection Creator:
Meigs, Montgomery C., 1816-1892  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Russell, Andrew J., 1829-1902  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0984, Subseries 2.2
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Montgomery C. Meigs Papers / Series 2: Photographs and Sketches
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8ac742394-ddfd-41e5-9880-3beca8699aed
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0984-ref542

Brooklyn Bridge

Collection Creator:
Meigs, Montgomery C., 1816-1892  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Russell, Andrew J., 1829-1902  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0984, Subseries 2.1
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Montgomery C. Meigs Papers / Series 2: Photographs and Sketches
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep854db757b-e158-4ac5-aaa0-98b0220536de
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Miscellaneous

Collection Creator:
Meigs, Montgomery C., 1816-1892  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Russell, Andrew J., 1829-1902  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0984, Subseries 2.6
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Montgomery C. Meigs Papers / Series 2: Photographs and Sketches
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8a3793132-4cc8-4847-b149-68c9e2c4aa66
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0984-ref545

066, Washington Aqueduct, finished Cabin John Bridge from west, wagon train in progress across bridge

Collection Creator:
Meigs, Montgomery C., 1816-1892  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Russell, Andrew J., 1829-1902  Search this
Container:
Box 19
Box 21, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
[circa 1864-1866]
Scope and Contents:
Photograph attributed to photographer, Andrew Jackson Russell.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Montgomery C. Meigs Papers
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers / Series 2: Photographs and Sketches / 2.5: Washington Aqueduct
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8da23bdc8-878e-47b9-bf0c-dace8fe58730
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0984-ref154

Volume 3

Collection Creator:
Meigs, Montgomery C., 1816-1892  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Russell, Andrew J., 1829-1902  Search this
Container:
Box 2
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1876 July 16 to 1878 May 28
Scope and Contents:
Volume 3 covers a wide range of topics that include Russian-Turkish War, the Indian Wars, new industrial and mechanical products, politics, and changing military affairs. There is no index, and the pages are not numbered. The scrapbook is a collection of newspaper clippings and illustrations, along with a few handwritten notes and drawings.

The main themes are the Russian-Turkish War, Indian affairs, military affairs, and industrial/mechanical advertisements and stories. Throughout the volume there are printed illustrations of military and political figures from the United States and other countries. Meigs gave considerable attention to following the progress of the Russian-Turkish War, as well as stories on the Indian Wars. There are many references to Sitting Bull, the Nez Perce, and Crazy Horse. This volume also contains advertisements and stories for and about new industrial and mechanical products--from sewing machines to railroads and new clothing accessories and firearms. There is a heavy focus on military affairs, especially changes in military policy and leadership and new technology and thought. Meigs also included several stories about the Washington Monument's construction and challenges to its progress. There are some stories related to archaeological discoveries around the world.

Some of the publications included in Volume 3 areThe New York Times, The Daily Telegraph, the Army and Navy Journal, The World, The American Architect and Building News, The Evening Star, The Daily Graphic, and the National Union.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Montgomery C. Meigs Papers
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers / Series 1: Scrapbooks
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep89e0abc47-ecba-4d10-aae7-9832a1d31c94
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0984-ref17

Volume 4

Collection Creator:
Meigs, Montgomery C., 1816-1892  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Russell, Andrew J., 1829-1902  Search this
Container:
Box 2
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1878 June 3 to 1879 July 10
Scope and Contents:
Volume 4 covers a wide range of topics including debate over retiring senior Army officers stories about Civil War battles and the questioning of established accounts of various Civil War events, the Zulu War in South Africa and the change in control over the Bureau of Indian Affairs. There is an index at the front of the scrapbook with only one note, and the pages are numbered.

One of the most common topics is the issue of retiring Army officers the debate over expanding the number of authorized retired officers. This issue was of special interest to Meigs since he was one of the officers who had reached retirement age, but who could not retire because of the small number of authorized retirees. He also included a considerable number of articles about foreign affairs, especially the Zulu War of 1879 and the Afghan War. Other articles provide accounts of Civil War battles and leaders, and of the trial of General William B. Hazen versus David S. Stanley. In addition to the newspapers, Meigs included cutouts of advertisements for various industrial products and services, as well as new inventions.

Some of the papers that appear commonly throughout Volume four areThe Evening Star, the The New-York Daily Tribune, the New York Herald, The Evening Telegraph, The Daily Graphic, the Army and Navy Journal, and The North American.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Montgomery C. Meigs Papers
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers / Series 1: Scrapbooks
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8be8dd6b0-9e8b-48f8-b76b-b72b51e13c91
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0984-ref19

Volume 1

Collection Creator:
Meigs, Montgomery C., 1816-1892  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Russell, Andrew J., 1829-1902  Search this
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1870 October to 1880 May 11
Scope and Contents:
The topics of Volume 1 include construction of the Washington Aqueduct, water supply, and water taxation.

Volume 1 is a collection of newspaper clippings, handwritten notes from Meigs, copies of Senate letters and reports, and other publications dealing with the construction of the Washington Aqueduct and the issue of water supply and water taxes, principally in Washington, D.C. Throughout the volume there are glued-in and loose notes written by Meigs, including drawings, mathematical calculations, and notes on specific articles and newpaper clippings. The publications come mostly fromThe Evening Star, The Sunday Herald, The Daily Graphic, and several United States Government publications, and several papers from Kansas and New York state. The pages of this scrapbook are numbered, with a small index at the front (there are a few small handwritten notes scattered throughout the index).
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Montgomery C. Meigs Papers
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers / Series 1: Scrapbooks
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep862466119-3020-4f32-b089-47cc4db8c707
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0984-ref20

Volume 2

Collection Creator:
Meigs, Montgomery C., 1816-1892  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Russell, Andrew J., 1829-1902  Search this
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1876 July 30 to 1883 Januray 13
Scope and Contents:
The topics in Volume 2 include the Battle of Little Big Horn, Apache Uprisings, Ute Commission, Sitting Bull, Victoria and his band of Apaches, raids on settlements by Native Americans and skirmishes with soldiers, issues with Northwest Native uprisings, and Alaskan Native American uprisings. Volume Two has numbered pages with an index at the front (though there are no notes in the index). Meigs's entries stop on page 67.

There are articles related to Sitting Bull and the Sioux, especially as they pertain to the Battle of Little Big Horn and Sitting Bull's surrender. There are also a number of articles dealing with the Apache, especially in the articles dating from 1879 onward (Victoria and his band figure prominently throughout this portion of the scrapbook). Meigs included several articles on Army logistics and financial concerns related to the Indian Wars published in military journals. There are also clippings that relate to general Native American raids, and the fears they aroused as well as constant reference to "Indian Troubles." Some of the Native groups mentioned are the Sioux, the Nez Perce, Apache, Ute, and Cheyenne. There are two publications that figure prominently through the scrapbook: the The New-York Daily Tribune and the Army and Navy Journal. Many of the clippings are official Army reports and letters from participants of in the events.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Montgomery C. Meigs Papers
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers / Series 1: Scrapbooks
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep82e2a1377-8da9-4a62-9ac5-8fb597877e70
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0984-ref21

Volume 5

Collection Creator:
Meigs, Montgomery C., 1816-1892  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Russell, Andrew J., 1829-1902  Search this
Container:
Box 3
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1879 July 8 to 1879 November 11
Scope and Contents:
Volume 5 is a bound scrapbook with numbered pages and an index, though it has only one handwritten entry. This volume includes the following topics: debate over expanding the authorized number of Army retirees, the Zulu War in South Africa, the Afghan War, New York politics, Sitting Bull, water rates and taxes, and the excessive summer heat of 1879.

Meigs included many articles pertaining to the military retiree debate, a debate that personally affected him since he was one of the officers who could not retire unless the authorized number of retired Army officers was expanded. There are also many lengthy accounts of the Zulu and Afghan wars being waged by Great Britain. Meigs included several stories on recent and noteworthy natural history and arcaheological finds, as well as illustrations. There is some weather information related to the extreme heat in Washington, D.C. (summer 1879), the Civil War and its aftermath, and the reappearance of Sitting Bull and the Army's attempts to deal with him and other Native American groups.

Some of the publications represented in this scrapbook are the Army and Navy Journal, The Sunday Herald, The Sentinel, the The New-York Daily Tribune, The Evening Star, and The Daily Graphic.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Montgomery C. Meigs Papers
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers / Series 1: Scrapbooks
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8a5812ac3-686b-49aa-bc9f-7a64c904ec5e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0984-ref32

Volume 6

Collection Creator:
Meigs, Montgomery C., 1816-1892  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Russell, Andrew J., 1829-1902  Search this
Container:
Box 3
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1879 November 15 to 1880 September 14
Scope and Contents:
Volume 6 is a bound scrapbook with numbered pages and an index, but no notes. The volume covers a variety of topics, with a large concentration focusing on the Zulu War, Army affairs and policy, debates over the retirement of Army officers, the 1880 presidental candidates, and natural history/archaeological finds.

Volume 6 includes articles describing the Zulu War and its outcome, the ongoing debate over military retirements, a debate personally affected Meigs since he was one of the officers scheduled to retire if the number of authorized retirees was increased, the intensifying Afghan War, and stories about the presidential candidates for the 1880 election. There are a number of articles about Winfield Scott Hancock, the Democratic candidate, and James A. Garfield, the Republican candidate, detailing their views and pasts. There are some accounts about President Grant, ranging from interviews to letters he wrote and then published in various newspapers. There are also advertisements displaying a variety of new inventions and products, including one showing machine guns.

Some of the publications appearing in this volume areThe Daily Graphic, The Daily Evening Telegraph, the New York Times, and the The New-York Daily Tribune.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Montgomery C. Meigs Papers
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers / Series 1: Scrapbooks
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8a716b040-8de4-42b4-988c-2777095f765c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0984-ref36

Volume 7

Collection Creator:
Meigs, Montgomery C., 1816-1892  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Russell, Andrew J., 1829-1902  Search this
Container:
Box 4
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1880 September 18 to 1881 March 1
Scope and Contents:
Volume 7 is a bound scrapbook with numbered pages and index. There are no notes in the index. This volume contains a large number of articles dealing with the Afghan War, the presidential election of 1880, debates and stories about the Civil War, foreign news and affairs, and illustrations of notable constructions and buildings.

Within this volume there are substantial articles dealing with the Afghan War and the presidential election of 1880, including descriptions of both Winfield Hancock and James Garfield, as well as their views and proposed policies. There are also articles related to the issue of Irish home rule, a hot-button issue in 1880-1881, that appeared in both British and American publications; southern claims from the Civil War and how the United States government was responding to them; and tensions between the North and South. Meigs also included stories on the harsh winter of 1880, and illustrations about the weather systems affecting the country. Also included are stories about the retirement of Army officers and debates over a variety of Civil War topics, especially battles and campaigns. Clippings of new industrial inventions and other items can be found throughout the volume, as well as some notes and drawings by Meigs.

Some of the publications included in volume seven areThe Republic, the Army and Navy Journal, The Daily Graphic, the The New-York Daily Tribune, and The Washington Post.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers / Series 1: Scrapbooks
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep831d74e38-9928-4479-8796-6f7a31ffc642
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0984-ref38

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