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Horse-drawn carriage. Cairo, Egypt

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Egypt
Date:
1959
Scope and Contents:
"In the time of Ibn Tūlūn the Citadel hill was also watered by an aqueduct which drew its supply from a well at Basatin, near the Muqattam, to the south. This aqueduct discharged near the citadel where the water was raised by three sāqyas. An-Nāsir built another aqueduct, partly carried on Saladin's wall, which took its water from the river near Old Cairo. The two aqueducts and the well were the only water supply to the Citadel until the installation of the Cairo water works in 1872." [Russell D., 1963: Medieval Cairo and the Monasteries of the Wādi Natrūn. Weidenfeld and Nicolson]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from August 18, 1959 to December 20, 1959.
Local Numbers:
Negative number 1959 C-11, 3.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "R 6 Egy. Egypt. Tanta. Horse-drawn wagon in front of old aqueduct. 1959. EE. neg.no. 1959 C-11, 3." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Transportation  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 05220
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Egypt
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo77b671254-dd82-457f-8b54-4fb896e31d4c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref32300

Horse-drawn carriage. Cairo, Egypt

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Egypt
Date:
1959
Scope and Contents:
"In the time of Ibn Tūlūn the Citadel hill was also watered by an aqueduct which drew its supply from a well at Basatin, near the Muqattam, to the south. This aqueduct discharged near the citadel where the water was raised by three sāqyas. An-Nāsir built another aqueduct, partly carried on Saladin's wall, which took its water from the river near Old Cairo. The two aqueducts and the well were the only water supply to the Citadel until the installation of the Cairo water works in 1872." [Russell D., 1963: Medieval Cairo and the Monasteries of the Wādi Natrūn. Weidenfeld and Nicolson]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from August 18, 1959 to December 20, 1959.
Local Numbers:
Negative number 1959 C-11, 5.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "R 6 Egy. Egypt. Tanta. Horse-drawn wagon in front of old aqueduct. 1959. EE. neg.no. 1959 C-11, 5." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Transportation  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 05221
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Egypt
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo70441a3a2-0700-4913-a872-3be968b48ee9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref32301

The An-Nāsir aqueduct. Cairo, Egypt

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Egypt
Date:
1959
Scope and Contents:
"In the time of Ibn Tūlūn the Citadel hill was also watered by an aqueduct which drew its supply from a well at Basatin, near the Muqattam, to the south. This aqueduct discharged near the citadel where the water was raised by three sāqyas. An-Nāsir built another aqueduct, partly carried on Saladin's wall, which took its water from the river near Old Cairo. The two aqueducts and the well were the only water supply to the Citadel until the installation of the Cairo water works in 1872." [Russell D., 1963: Medieval Cairo and the Monasteries of the Wādi Natrūn. Weidenfeld and Nicolson]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from August 18, 1959 to December 20, 1959.
Local Numbers:
Negative number 1959 C-11, 2.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 6 Egy. Egypt. Cairo. Old aqueduct and new housing. 1959. EE. neg.no. 1959 C-11, 2." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Architecture -- Egypt  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 06395
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Egypt
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7f8a784b6-cea8-4756-8c03-c3637198ec66
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref33475

The An-Nāsir aqueduct. Cairo, Egypt

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Egypt
Date:
1959
Scope and Contents:
"In the time of Ibn Tūlūn the Citadel hill was also watered by an aqueduct which drew its supply from a well at Basatin, near the Muqattam, to the south. This aqueduct discharged near the citadel where the water was raised by three sāqyas. An-Nāsir built another aqueduct, partly carried on Saladin's wall, which took its water from the river near Old Cairo. The two aqueducts and the well were the only water supply to the Citadel until the installation of the Cairo water works in 1872." [Russell D., 1963: Medieval Cairo and the Monasteries of the Wādi Natrūn. Weidenfeld and Nicolson]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from August 18, 1959 to December 20, 1959.
Local Numbers:
Negative number 1959 C-11, 4.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 6 Egy. Egypt. Cairo. Old aqueduct and new housing. 1959. EE. neg.no. 1959 C-11, 4." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Architecture -- Egypt  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 06396
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Egypt
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7cce00c4f-d1d9-4ebd-902b-15de65f5bc77
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref33476

Portland -- Old Germantown Gardens

Provenance:
The Portland Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Old Germantown Gardens (Portland, Oregon)
United States of America -- Oregon -- Multnomah County -- Portland
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and garden plan.
General:
Established in 1988 on five acres, the owners wished to create a garden on a grander scale than their previous small gardens. The space needed to have a water supply, a south-facing slope, and to be set within a forest environment. The owners designed a pond for the focal point for the house above. The lawns and borders lead the eye to the pond. These elements were the determining factors in where the plant collections, trees, and shrubs would work.
Related Materials:
Old Germantown Gardens related holdings consist of 1 folder (14 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Rock gardens  Search this
Gardens -- Oregon -- Portland  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OR047
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Oregon
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6b8b7bc40-7a4b-46d4-8523-f737d4d2d8de
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref10143

Greystone

Creator:
Weller, Eleanor C.  Search this
Doheny, Edward L., Mrs., Jr.  Search this
Doheny, Edward L., Jr.  Search this
Doheny, E. L., Mrs  Search this
City Of Beverly Hills  Search this
Crown, Henry Col  Search this
Landscape architect:
Thiene, Paul  Search this
Architect:
Kaufman, Gordon B.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
California -- Beverly Hills
United States of America -- California -- Los Angeles County -- Beverly Hills
Date:
05/01/1990
General:
55 room gothic mansion on 16 a.; formal gardens; once had 15 gardners, private fire department and water supply. Much destroyed in 1965. Walled and terraced area leading to formal lawn and fountain at top.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Stairs  Search this
Walls, stone  Search this
Balustrades  Search this
Terraces (land forms)  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Benches  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item CA158007
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California / CA158: Beverly Hills -- Greystone
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6c890a4a3-a568-4ac4-91a3-222ffa6f5449
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref24595

Greystone

Creator:
Weller, Eleanor C.  Search this
Doheny, Edward L., Jr.  Search this
Doheny, Edward L., Mrs., Jr.  Search this
Doheny, E. L., Mrs  Search this
City Of Beverly Hills  Search this
Crown, Henry Col  Search this
Landscape architect:
Thiene, Paul  Search this
Architect:
Kaufman, Gordon B.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
California -- Beverly Hills
United States of America -- California -- Los Angeles County -- Beverly Hills
Date:
05/01/1990
General:
55 room gothic mansion on 16 a.; formal gardens; once had 15 gardners, private fire department and water supply. Much destroyed in 1965. Walled and terraced area leading to formal lawn and fountain.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Stairs  Search this
Walls, stone  Search this
Balustrades  Search this
Terraces (land forms)  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Flagstone  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Benches  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item CA158009
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California / CA158: Beverly Hills -- Greystone
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb61d9065a3-d1ac-4af2-817e-136b47d3bb41
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref24596

Thirlmere, a lake reservoir; the water supply of Manchester (96 miles distant), Lake District. 226 Interpositive

Topic:
ENGLAND
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (5" x 8")
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
England
Lake District (England)
Manchester (England)
Thirlmere
Local Numbers:
RSN 19315
General:
Similar to RSN 11659.
Currently stored in box 3.2.1 [183], moved from [193].
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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.
Topic:
Cows  Search this
Lakes  Search this
Mountains -- England  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Interpositives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.2: Underwood and Underwood Positives / RSN Numbers 19219-19316
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8e384df89-5326-463f-8079-8139d02d6928
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref19083

Government well, sole water supply for Indian village of Oraibi, Arizona. 6169 Interpositive

Topic:
American Indians
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (5" x 8")
Type:
Archival materials
Landscapes (representations)
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
Arizona
Oraibi (Arizona)
Local Numbers:
RSN 21021
General:
Currently stored in box 3.2.13 [209].
Copy and Version Identification Note:
6428
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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.
Topic:
Indians of North America -- Arizona  Search this
Water -- Arizona  Search this
Wells -- Arizona  Search this
Genre/Form:
Landscapes (representations)
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Interpositives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.2: Underwood and Underwood Positives / RSN Numbers 20931-21026
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep89b20aedd-21c4-4191-b790-17fce6964961
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref27298

Thirlmere, a lake reservoir; the water supply of Manchester (96 miles distant), Lake District. 226 Photonegative

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (5" x 7")
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
England
Lake District (England)
Manchester (England)
Thirlmere
Local Numbers:
RSN 11659

Video number 10930
General:
Company catalog card included.
Similar to RSN 19315; ["Made from positive 2-24-31"] on envelope.
Currently stored in box 3.1.2 [193].
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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.
Topic:
Cows -- England  Search this
Lakes -- England  Search this
Mountains -- England  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.1: Underwood and Underwood Negatives / RSN Numbers 11619-11698
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep81090afa9-8f93-46ee-9091-a26428b170fd
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref8334

Diagram of Water Supply System

Collection Owner:
Weems, Katharine Lane, 1899-1989  Search this
Lane, Gardiner M., 1859-1914  Search this
Lane, Emma Gildersleeve  Search this
Collection Former owner:
Dana, Rich H.  Search this
Collection Landscape architect:
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Olmsted, Frederick Law, Jr., 1870-1957  Search this
Whiting, Edward Clark  Search this
Collection Architect:
Gildersleeve, Raleigh C. (Colston), 1869-1944  Search this
Collection Gardener:
Watson, B. M. (gardener)  Search this
Extent:
1 Blueprint
Container:
Drawer 2, Folder N
Type:
Archival materials
Prints
Blueprints
Date:
19 SEP 1902
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Chimneys collection.
Identifier:
AAG.CHM, Item MA016093
See more items in:
The Chimneys collection
The Chimneys collection / House and Outbuildings / House / Plans by Raleigh C. Gildersleeve, Architect
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6ba5a03d6-44a4-4d09-832c-ac52de13fa95
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-chm-ref953

Montgomery C. Meigs Papers

Creator:
Meigs, Montgomery C., 1816-1892  Search this
Photographer:
Russell, Andrew J., 1829-1902  Search this
Names:
Pension Building  Search this
Post Office Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Extent:
12.5 Cubic feet (27 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Albums
Clippings
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Place:
Georgia
West Point (N.Y.)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1870 - 1890
Summary:
The collection documents Mongomery C. Meigs, an Army officer, engineer, architect, and scientist. Meigs's papers include scrapbooks and photographs relating primarily to his work on the Pension Building and the Washington Aqueduct in Washington, D.C. but also his interest in politics, military affairs, construction, Native Americans, inventions, real estate, and financial matters.
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents, Mongomery C. Meigs, an Army officer, engineer, architect, and scientist. Meigs's papers include scrapbooks and photographs relating primarily to his work on the Pension Building in Washington, D.C., an extension to the Post Office Building, the Washington Aqueduct, Cabin John Bridge, and the dome of the United States Capitol. The scrapbooks reflect Meigs's interests in politics, military affairs, construction, Native Americans, inventions and technology, real estate, and financial matters.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into two series.

Series 1: Scrapbooks, 1870-1890

Series 2: Photographs, 1850-1885
Biographical / Historical:
1816, May 3, Born, Augusta, Georgia

1832, Entered United States Military Academy, West Point, New York

1837, Second lieutenant, Corps of Engineers. Surveyed Upper Mississippi River

1838, Survey engineering work, Delaware River

1839, Duty at army headquarters, Washington, D.C.

1841, Married Louisa Rodgers (died 1879)

1843-1852, Stationed in Detroit, Michigan, until return to permanent duty in Washington, D.C.

1852, Supervised construction of the Washington aqueduct for Great Falls, Virginia and various United States Capitol improvements, including a new and larger dome

1861, June Appointed Quartermaster General, United States Army

1865, April 15, Present at the death of Abraham Lincoln

1867, Postwar illness and trip to Europe

1882, Retired from the United States Army. Began engineering work on the Pension Office Building, Washington, D.C.

1892, January 2, Died, Washington, D.C.

*Biographical Chronology courtesy the Library of Congress, Montgomery C. Meigs Papers, 1799-1892 (bulk 1849-1892)
Related Materials:
Materials at the Archives Center, National Museum of American History

William R. Hutton Papers (AC0987)

Materials at the National Museum of American History

Several curatorial divisions hold material culture related to Montgomery C. Meigs and include:

Division of Culture and the Arts (now Division of Cultural and Community Life)

Armed Forces History (Division of Political and Military History)

Division of Home and Community Life (now Division of Cultural and Community Life)

Division of Medicine and Science

Division of Work and Industry

Materials at Other Organizations

Library of Congress, Manuscript Division

Montgomery C. Meigs Papers, 1799-1892 (bulk 1849-1892)

Army officer, engineer, architect, and scientist. Correspondence, diaries and journals, notebooks, family papers, military papers, drawings and plans, scrapbooks, and other papers relating primarily to Meigs's work in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, his service as Quartermaster General during the Civil War, and family matters.
Provenance:
Parts of the collection were donated by Dr. Paul L. Smith on January 8, 1971 and Mr. and Mrs. Mayo S. Stuntz on March 8, 1974. Other sources are unknown.
Restrictions:
The 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:
Bridges -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Architecture -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Civil engineers  Search this
Civil engineering  Search this
Architects  Search this
Tunnels  Search this
Reservoirs -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Water-supply  Search this
Washington Aqueduct  Search this
Engineering  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Hydraulic structures  Search this
Engineers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings -- 19th century
Albums
Clippings -- 1850-1900
Photographs -- 19th century
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0984
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Montgomery C. Meigs Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8e649874c-9c6e-415a-a930-ead48c870f68
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0984
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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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep862466119-3020-4f32-b089-47cc4db8c707
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0984-ref20

Volume 9

Collection Creator:
Meigs, Montgomery C., 1816-1892  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Russell, Andrew J., 1829-1902  Search this
Container:
Box 5
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1881 May 9 to 1882 June 25
Scope and Contents:
Volume 9 is a bound scrapbook with numbered pages and an index in the front of the book with some written notes. There is also a separate booklet in the front of the volume that serves as an index with extensive notes. It does not appear to be written by the same person who made notes throughout the book. The volume is made up of newspaper clippings, handwritten notes, drawings, letters, and illustrations of various construction projects. The main topics included in Volume 9 are the Washington Aqueduct and various construction projects from around the world.

The volume feautures illustrations of various size depicting these constructions. There are advertisements and stories on the costs of building materials and on the development of new ones. There are several handwritten notes and letters related to the Washington Aqueduct. Meigs had an interest in real estate transactions as there are several stories about various property sales. Finally, Meigs included several clippings on the question of the water supply to Washington, D.C. and other U.S. cities.

Some of the papers represented in this collection areThe Evening Star, The Daily Graphic, the Army and Navy Journal, The New York Herald, 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/ep886549e98-d273-4281-93da-94e164ae0de3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0984-ref43

Volume 17

Collection Creator:
Meigs, Montgomery C., 1816-1892  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Russell, Andrew J., 1829-1902  Search this
Container:
Box 9
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1883 June 6 to 1884 May 10
Scope and Contents:
Volume 17 is a bound scrapbook with numbered pages and an index with some handwritten notes. The contents consist mainly of newspaper clippings, but also include illustrations, maps and diagrams.

Volume 17 contains clippings about the Washington Aqueduct and other construction projects from around the United States and the world. There are illustrations of new and notable construction projects, especially for museums, mansions, monuments, bridges, and tunnels. There are also maps and diagrams. Meigs included advertisements for building materials (especially coal), and reports of real estate transactions and illustrations and articles on the Statue of Liberty. There are several stories about water supply problems in major U.S. cities, and updates on the Washington Aqueduct. Finally, Meigs included detailed illustrations and advertisements for a personal yacht designs.

Some of the publications featured in Volume 17 includeThe Daily Graphic, The Evening Star, Forest and Stream, and Scientific 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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8c805536d-980a-4798-8d64-ecf1505dbb8b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0984-ref58

Volume 22

Collection Creator:
Meigs, Montgomery C., 1816-1892  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Russell, Andrew J., 1829-1902  Search this
Container:
Box 11
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1885 February 25 to 1885 October 31
Scope and Contents:
Volume 22 is a bound scrapbook that features numbered pages and consists mostly of newspaper clippings and handwritten notes.

Articles prominently featured in Volume 22 concernthe Pension Building, the Statue of Liberty, and the issue of water supplies. There are illustrations of the Pension Building, including a detailed illustration and many accounts and illustrations relating to the construction of the Statue of Liberty. There are numerous articles related to water supply concerns, water pollution, and water prices. Meigs's interest in yachts includes illustrations of designs and dramatic boating scenes.

Some of the publications featured in Volume 22 includeThe Philadephia Inquirer, The Evening Star, The Daily Graphic, the The New-York Daily Tribune, and The Metal Worker.
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/ep8fab8e8d5-b6c7-4963-82ce-a34b46e8e4ef
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0984-ref70

Hopi Indians getting water at a government well

Creator:
Keystone View Company  Search this
Underwood and Underwood  Search this
Collection Collector:
Allen, George V.  Search this
Extent:
1 Stereograph (7 x 3.5 in.)
Culture:
Hopi -- Oraibi  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Hopi Pueblo  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Stereographs
Scope and Contents:
The item is number V23184 of an unidentified series. The number 57 is stamped on the front of the photograph. Women are carrying the water. The item is identical to number 978 of Photo Lot 90-1.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.09909000
Other Title:
"Government well. Sole water supply for Indian village of Oraibi, Arizona."
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 90-1, George V. Allen collection of photographs of Native Americans and the American frontier, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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George V. Allen photograph collection of photographs of Native Americans and the American frontier
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3b12b035c-acf8-4325-8af9-3f8b8d264e2f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-90-1-ref1393

Hopi Indians getting water at a government well

Creator:
Keystone View Company  Search this
Underwood and Underwood  Search this
Collection Collector:
Allen, George V.  Search this
Extent:
1 Stereograph (7 x 3.5 in.)
Culture:
Hopi -- Oraibi  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Hopi Pueblo  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Stereographs
Scope and Contents:
The item is number V23184 of an unidentified series. The number I57 is stamped on the front of the photograph. Women are carrying the water. The item is identical to number 873 of Photo Lot 90-1.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.09919500
Other Title:
"Government well. Sole water supply for Indian village of Oraibi, Arizona."
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 90-1, George V. Allen collection of photographs of Native Americans and the American frontier, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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George V. Allen photograph collection of photographs of Native Americans and the American frontier
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw30b81454a-883d-4707-947d-75b71706ed66
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-90-1-ref1498

NY Court of Appeals. Jamaica Water Supply Company vs. Tax Commissioners & City of NY.

Collection Creator:
United Telegraph Workers.  Search this
Western Union Telegraph Company  Search this
Container:
Box B-58
Type:
Archival materials
Series Restrictions:
This subseries is in storage off-site. Contact Archives Center for terms of access.
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:
Western Union Telegraph Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Western Union Telegraph Company Records
Western Union Telegraph Company Records / Series 11: Law Department Records / 11.2: Law Department Publications
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8f2b70e1f-f93b-4e2b-b3b2-564938572a32
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0205-ref7027

Specifications for heating, plumbing and water supply ocean cables wharf buildings, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Collection Creator:
United Telegraph Workers.  Search this
Western Union Telegraph Company  Search this
Container:
Box 540, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1927
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but Series 11 and films are stored off-site. Special arrangements must be made to view some of the audiovisual materials. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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:
Western Union Telegraph Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Western Union Telegraph Company Records
Western Union Telegraph Company Records / Series 15: Engineering Department Records / 15.6: Specifications for Western Union
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep81fe0737e-b133-4bbb-b34e-1084ee43c86e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0205-ref8409

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