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Report on the social statistics of cities / compiled by George E. Waring, Jr

Author:
Waring, George E. Jr (George Edwin) 1833-1898  Search this
United States Census Office  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. : ill., 237 maps (some fold.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Census, 10th, 1880
Place:
United States
Date:
1886
1887
1886-1887
1865-1918
Topic:
Cities and towns  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
Call number:
HT123 .W225 1886
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_550846

Goodholme's domestic cyclopædia of practical information principally written or revised by ... George E. Waring ... [et al.] ; edited by Todd S. Goodholme

Title:
Domestic cyclopaedia of practical information
Author:
Goodholme, Todd S  Search this
Waring, George E., Jr (George Edwin),) 1833-1898  Search this
Physical description:
iv, 652 pages illustrations 26 cm
Type:
Dictionaries
Date:
1885
Topic:
Cooking  Search this
Home economics  Search this
Medicine, Popular  Search this
Call number:
TX11 .G65 1885
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1013922

Rudolph Hering Collection

Engineer:
Hering, Rudolph, 1847-1923  Search this
Fuller, George W. (George Warren), 1868-1934  Search this
Waring, George E., Jr. (George Edwin), 1833-1898  Search this
Donor:
Greeley, Samuel A. (Samuel Arnold), 1882-1968  Search this
Extent:
8.1 Cubic feet (32 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Contracts
Photographs
Publications
Reports
Date:
1860-1923
Summary:
Collection documents, primarily through printed publications, Rudolph Hering's work on waste disposal, drainage, water flow of rivers, sanitary and hydraulic engineering, and municipal sewage systems in the United States and in other countries.
Scope and Contents note:
This collection contains pamphlets, reports, conference proceedings and journal articles, collected by Hering, about waste disposal, municipal sewage systems in the United States and other countries, drainage, water flow of rivers, experimental sewage investigations, and sanitary and hydraulic engineering. Some of the writings were authored by Rudoplph Hering, but many were authored by other civil engineers, such as George Waring, George Fuller, George Soper, and Gilbert Fowler to name a few.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into three series.

Series 1: United States Publications, 1874-1916

Series 2: Foreign Publications, 1871-1951

Series 3: General Publications, 1860-1923
Biographical/Historical note:
Rudolf Hering (1847-1923) was born in Philadelphia and educated in Dresden, Germany. He graduated from the Royal Saxon Polytechnic Institute in 1867 with a degree in civil engineering. Hering returned to the United States and worked as a leveler in Brooklyn, New York for C.C. Martin, chief engineer of the New York and Brooklyn Bridge. From 1869 to 1872, Hering worked as an assistant engineer in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia under J.C. Cresson, but left Philadelphia the same year to join the first topography survey of Yellowstone National Park under geologist, Ferdinand V. Hayden. From 1873-1874, Hering was a resident engineer for the Girard Street Bridge in Philadelphia and later became an assistant engineer (1875 to 1880) for various Philadelphia municipal construction projects, notably bridges and sewers.

To prevent the spread of contagious diseases in the United States, Hering was commissioned by the National Board of Health to investigate European sewage practices from May 10, 1880 to May 25, 1881. Hering's report included a discussion of dry-removal vs. water-carriage systems, but Hering endorsed the water carriage system for the United States, a method for the disposal of wastes, where water carries the wastes from its point of production to the point of treatment for final disposal. Depending on the conditions of a location, Hering advocated that a combination of systems was advisable. Combined systems (one pipe conveyed household waste and stormwater) were best for large cities and separate systems (two separate pipes conveyed household waste and stormwater) were best for small cities. Hering's work was concerned with both the design and construction of water supply and sewage works in the United States and other countries.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Series: Sanitation (NMAH.AC.0060)
Provenance:
Collection donated by Samuel A. Greeley of Greeley and Hansen, 1967.
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:
Civil engineering  Search this
Drainage  Search this
Garbage  Search this
Hydraulic engineering and engineers  Search this
Public health  Search this
Refuse collection  Search this
Refuse and refuse disposal  Search this
Sanitation  Search this
Sewage disposal  Search this
Street cleaning  Search this
Water -- Filtration  Search this
Water -- Purification -- Filtration  Search this
Water-supply  Search this
Genre/Form:
Contracts
Photographs
Publications
Reports
Citation:
Rudolph Hering Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0989
See more items in:
Rudolph Hering Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8cf749a5d-5f59-4dfe-ab50-0b4506f44c3b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0989
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