Guide to the Montgomery C. Meigs Papers
NMAH.AC.0984

Administrative Information

Repository Information

Archives Center, National Museum of American History, 2012

P.O. Box 37012
 Suite 1100, MRC 601
 Washington, D.C., 20013-7012
 Phone: 202-633-3270
 archivescenter@si.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

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.

Custodial History note

The book of drawings was donated to the National Museum of History and Technology (now the National Museum of American History), Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, in 1971 by Dr. Paul L. Smith. The 1974 addendum was donated to the National Museum of History and Technology (now the National Museum of American History), Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, in 1975 by Mr. and Mrs. Mayo S. Stuntz. It had originally belonged to William R. Hutton. The 1975, 1994, and 2007 addenda were collected by the Division of Engineering and Industry (now called the Division of Work and Industry), National Museum of American History, but the original sources of these collections are unknown. All elements of the collection were transferred to the Archives Center in 2007.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

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.

Processing Information note

Series 1, Scrapbooks, was partially processed by Kyle Windahl, intern, April 2012, supervised by Alison Oswald, archivist.

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Summary Information

Repository
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Creator - (creator).
Meigs, Montgomery C., 1816-1892
Title
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers
ID
NMAH.AC.0984
Date [inclusive]
1870-1890
Extent
12 Cubic feet; includes photographs (27 boxes)
Language
English
Abstract
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.

Preferred Citation note

Montgomery C. Meigs Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.

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Biographical/Historical note

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)

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Scope and Contents note

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.

Series 1, Scrapbooks, 1870-1885, 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.

Volume 1, 1870 October 24 to 1880 May 11

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 issues 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 newspaper clippings. The publications come mostly from The Evening Star,   The Sunday Herald,  The Daily Graphic, and 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).

Volume 2, 1876 July 30 to 1883 January 13

The topics included 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 American 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 a number of 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 articles dealing with the Apache, dating from 1879 onward (Victoria and his band figure prominently throughout this portion of the scrapbook). Meigs also 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 fears they aroused, as well as constant reference to "Indian Troubles." Some of the Native American groups mentioned are the Sioux, the Nez Perce, Apache, Ute, and Cheyenne. There are two publications that figure prominently in the scrapbook: the The New-York Daily Tribuneand the   Army and Navy Journal. Many of the clippings are official Army reports and letters from participants in the events.

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.

Volume 3, 1876 July 16 to 1878 May 28

Volume 3 covers a wide range of topics including the 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 also 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 include The 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.

Volume 4, 1878 June 3 to 1879 July 10

Volume 4 covers a wide range of topics including the debate over retiring senior Army officers, stories about Civil War battles and the challenges 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 in Volume 4 is the issue of retiring Army officers and 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 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. There are articles about Civil War battles and leaders, as well as a collection of accounts 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 are The 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.

Volume 5, 1879 July 8 to 1879 November 11

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.

In Volume 5, Meigs includes 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 of 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.

Volume 6, 1879 November 15 to 1880 September 14

Volume 6 is a bound scrapbook with numbered pages and an index but no notes. It includes articles describing the Zulu War and its outcome, the ongoing debate over military retirements, a debate that 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 new machine guns.

Some of the publications appearing in this volume are The Daily Graphic,  The Daily Evening Telegraph, the  New York Times, and the  The New-York Daily Tribune.

Volume 7, 1880 September 18 to 1881 March 1

Volume 7 is a bound scrapbook with numbered pages and index. There are no notes in the index. 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 to 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 about new industrial inventions and other items can be found throughout the volume, as well as some notes and drawings by Meigs.

Volume 8, 1881 March 1 to 1881 July 1

Volume 8 is a bound scrapbook with numbered pages and an index. The contents include newspaper clippings and handwritten notes and was listed as "Miscellaneous" by Meigs. It includes a wide variety of topics and cut-out illustrations. The inauguration and assassination of James Garfield figures heavily in this volume. In addition to the stories directly related to Garfield himself, there are also numerous stories about Charles Guiteau, the assassin, and Garfield's wife. There are also stories about the Afghan conflict, including reports of campaigns, reports and plans from British officials, and illustrations of Afghanistan and the battles being fought there. Meigs followed debates over Civil War battles and leaders.

Some of the publications represented in Volume 8 include The Daily Graphic,  The Evening Star,  The Sentinel, the  Army and Navy Journal, the  The New-York Daily Tribune, and  The Times Weekly Edition.

Volume 9, 1881 May 7 to 1882 June 25

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 in Volume 9 include the Washington Aqueduct and various construction projects from around the world.

This volume has extensive coverage of international building projects and features 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 United States cities.

Some of the papers represented in this collection are: The Evening Star,  The Daily Graphic, the   Army and Navy Journal,  The New York Herald, and the  The New-York Daily Tribune.

Volume 10, 1881 July 16 to 1881 November 23

Volume 10 is a bound scrapbook with numbered pages and an index with no entries. This volume is listed as "Miscellaneous" by Meigs and contains newspaper clippings and handwritten notes about a variety of topics including President Garfield's assassination, Charles Guiteau and his trial, archaeological news, and obituaries of notable public figures, especially Civil War officers.

Volume 10, like other volumes listed as "Miscellaneous" by Meigs, contains a wide variety of topics. There are several stories about the declining health of President Garfield and his eventual death, as well as the inauguration of Chester A. Arthur. Additionally, there are also stories about Charles Guiteau, Garfield's assassin, his plea and trial. There are several stories about the continuing debates over Civil War battles and campaigns, and stories about decisions made by Civil War officers. Meigs also included numerous obituaries of notable public figures, especially those connected to the Civil War and the military as a whole. There are several stories on fighting in the West against Native Americans and real estate transactions.

Some of the publications included in Volume 10 include The New York Herald,  The Daily Evening Telegraph, the  Army and Navy Journal, the  The New-York Daily Tribune,  The Republic, and  The Washington Post.

Volume 11, 1881 November 30 to 1882 March 17

Volume 11 is a bound scrapbook with numbered pages and an index with some handwritten notes. This volume was titled "Miscellaneous" by Meigs and features newspaper clippings and handwritten notes about a variety of topics. The largest collection of stories relates to the retirement of a number of Army officers including Grant and Meigs. Because of his own retirement, there are stories relating to the change of command for the Quartermaster General of the U.S. Army, and the future of that branch of the Army. Meigs also includes articles about the rebuilding and expansion of the U.S. Navy as well as general civilian and military maritime news. There are stories about the growing tensions in Egypt and the debates going on in England and France over military intervention there. There are articles about the Civil War and obituaries for notable leaders from the war.

Some of the publications represented in Volume 11 include: The Times Weekly Edition, the  Army and Navy Journal,  The Sun,  The Daily Evening Telegraph,  The Daily Graphic, and the  The New-York Daily Tribune.

Volume 12, 1882 March 19 to 1882 June 15

Volume 12 is a collection of newspaper clippings and handwritten notes in a bound scrapbook. There is an index with some hand written notes. The pages are numbered.

Volume 12 is labeled "Miscellaneous" by Meigs, and covers a wide range of topics. One of the largest collections of newspaper articles, illustrations, and political cartoons within this volume concerns the "Egyptian Question," the debate over military action in Egypt by Britain and France. Meigs also included several articles about archaeological and scientific news and discoveries as well as updates on the retirement of Army officers and Army pay. There are several small articles dealing with noteworthy events such as the death of Jesse James and a comet passing over. As with many of the other volumes, there are many obituaries for notable public figures, especially Civil War veterans, other military officers, and political/business leaders.

Some of the publications appearing in Volume 12 include The Evening Star,  The Daily Evening Telegraph, the  Army and Navy Journal, the  The New-York Daily Tribune,  The Daily Graphic, and  The Washington Post.

Volume 13, 1882 June 15 to 1882 November 9

Volume 13, labeled "Miscellaneous," is a bound scrapbook with numbered pages and an index with some handwritten notes. There is a separate hand written index packet inside the front of the book that has detailed listings of the volume's contents. It does not appear to have been written by Meigs. The volume contains newspaper clippings and handwritten notes on a variety of topics.

The topic given the most attention is the debate over the "Egyptian Question" and the build-up to war in Egypt. There are numerous stories about British and French policies towards Egypt. There are also illustrations depicting Egyptian landscapes, people, and cities. Meigs included several stories on changes in U.S. Army policy and and ongoing retirement of veteran Army officers and the promotions of their successors. Scattered throughout the volume are stories about Civil War battles and leaders, obituaries of notable public figures, and pieces on extreme weather events around the United States.

Some of the newspapers represented in Volume 13 include the Army and Navy Journal,  The New York Herald,  The Daily Graphic,  The Daily Evening Telegraph,  The Evening Star, and the  The New-York Daily Tribune.

Volume 14, 1882 November 9 to 1883 June 2

Volume 14 is a bound scrapbook with numbered pages and an index. It contains newspaper clippings and handwritten notes. Inside the front cover there is an index packet with detailed notes on the contents of the volume.

Volume 14 is labeled as "Miscellaneous" by Meigs and covers a wide range of topics. The most common topic is the war in Egypt and its results. There are numerous illustrations and political cartoons about Egypt. There are stories and some illustrations related to the death of French statesman Leon Gambetta. Meigs included many articles on changes in U.S. Army policy and pay, as well as obituaries and real estate sales. In this volume, there also appear several lengthy pieces on wealthy politicians and their lives and investments. Meigs included several clippings about the Civil War and Indian Wars, as well as updates on the trial of Major General Fitz John Porter for his actions at the Battle of Second Bull Run in August, 1862.

Some of the publications represented in Volume 14 include The New-York Daily Tribune,  The Daily Graphic, and the  Army and Navy Journal.

Volume 15, 1882 September 21 to 1883 June 7

Volume 15 is a bound scrapbook with numbered pages and an index, and some handwritten notes. The volume's contents consist of newspaper clippings, architectural drawings and illustrations, and hand written notes.

This volume is primarily about construction. There are advertisements for new inventions, building materials, and construction methods as well as building material price lists. Some of the construction projects relate to the expansion of Washington, D.C., the Pension Building, new monuments around the world, and new mansions around the United States and the world. There are some illustrations of construction plans, especially for the Pension Building in Washington, D.C. Meigs included newspaper illustrations of notable construction projects and new buildings and monuments. Advertisements for new personal yacht designs and their benefits/features are also found here.

Some of the publications appearing in Volume 15 include The Evening Star,  The New-York Herald,  The Daily Evening Telegraph,  Forest and Stream, and  The Daily Graphic.

Volume 16, 1883 June 8 to 1884 February 20

Volume 16 is a bound scrapbook featuring numbered pages and an index with some handwritten entries. The contents of the volume consist of newspaper clippings, illustrations, and hand written notes on a variety of topics.

Some of the largest collections of articles relate to the health of Queen Victoria, the Indian Wars and Indian policy, and foreign diplomatic news (including German politics, war in the Sudan, and general foreign news). There are also several obituaries of notable public figures, especially Civil War and military veterans. Some articles relate to the change of command for the U.S. Army with the retirement of General Sherman and appointment of General Sheridan as Army commanderThere are some articles about Civil War battles, leaders, and campaigns.

Some of the publications represented in Volume 16 include The Army and Navy Journal,  The Evening Star, the  The New-York Daily Tribune, and  The Daily Graphic.

Volume 17, 1883 June 6 to 1884 May 10

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 of 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. Meigs also included detailed illustrations and advertisements for new personal yacht designs.

Some of the publications featured in Volume 17 include The Daily Graphic,  The Evening Star,  Forest and Stream, and  Scientific American.

Volume 18, 1884 February 21 to 1886 July 7

Volume 18 is a bound scrapbook with numbered pages and an index with no notes. The volume consists of newspaper clippings and illustrations and some handwritten notes.

The bulk of the clippings in volume 18 relate to foreign policy and events from around the world. Two of the most prominent topics are the resurgence of conflict in Egypt and the war in the Sudan, both fought by Great Britain. There are stories and illustrations of and about notable political figures in the United States that detail their personalities and income. Meigs also included several stories related to Civil War battles and campaigns. Obituaries for prominent public figures are included.

Some of the newspapers featured regularly in Volume 18 include Scientific American,  theArmy and Navy Journal,  The Daily Graphic, and  The Evening Star.

Volume 19, 1884 July 3 to 1884 November 29

Volume 19 is a bound scrapbook that contains newspaper clippings and handwritten notes by Meigs. There are small notes scattered throughout the scrapbook.

The bulk of the articles in Volume 19 deals with British campaigns in the Sudan and Egypt, especially as they pertain to the relief of British General Gordon. There are also stories about Grover Cleveland, the United States Navy, and general foreign news. Stories relating to conflicts with Native Americans and to new and notable constructions from around the world are also included.

Some of the newspaper featured in Volume 19 include the Army and Navy Journal,  The Evening Star,  The Daily Graphic,  The Daily Times, and the  The New-York Daily Tribune.

Volume 20, 1884 May 22 to 1885 March 5

Volume 20 is a bound scrapbook with numbered pages and an index and some handwritten notes. The volume consists of newspaper clippings, handwritten notes and drawings, and advertisements/illustrations.

Volume 20 contains articles about construction projects that Meigs either worked on or was interested in such as the Pension Building, which Meigs helped to design and construct. There are also a variety of drawings and printed illustrations for construction projects from around the world. Meigs included numerous stories relating to real estate values and transactions. There are many illustrations of new yacht designs and depictions of yachts, both luxury and racing, in action.

Some of the publications featured in Volume 20 include Forest and Stream,  The Evening Star,  The Daily Evening Telegraph,  The Daily Graphic, and the  The New-York Daily Tribune.

Volume 21, 1884 December 10 to 1885 May 3

Volume 21 is a bound scrapbook with numbered pages and an index. Volume 21 consists mostly of newspaper clippings and illustrations, and some hand written notes.

The most common topic appearing in Volume 21 is the Sudan campaign and the death of British General Gordon. It also contains articles about construction projects, especially the Washington Aqueduct and the Pension Building, both of which Meigs worked on. There are also clippings that relate to the health and finances of General Ulysses Grant, and the inauguration of Grover Cleveland.

Some of the publications featured in Volume 21 include The Daily Eveneing Telegraph, the  The New-York Daily Tribune,  The Washington Post,  The Daily Graphic, and  The National Republican.

Volume 22, 1885 February 25 to 1885 October 31

Volume 22 is a bound scrapbook that features numbered pages. It consists mostly of newspaper clippings and handwritten notes.

Articles prominently featured in Volume 22 include the 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 considerable 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 include The Philadephia Inquirer,  The Evening Star,  The Daily Graphic, the  The New-York Daily Tribune, and  The Metal Worker.

Volume 23, 1885 May 11 to 1885 October 2

Volume 23 is a bound scrapbook that features numbered pages and an index with some handwritten notes. This volume includes a variety of topics, with a special focus on the Civil War. There are articles detailing Civil War battles and leaders, as well as the postwar careers and trials of Civil War officers. Also included are stories about the "silver question," and continued conflicts with Native American groups. Meigs also included stories on yachts and yacht races, the war in the Sudan, debates over the boundaries of Afghanistan, and the break-out of cholera around the world.

Some of the publications represented in Volume 23 include The Evening Star, the  Army and Navy Journal, the  The New-York Daily Tribune, and  The Daily Graphic.

Volumes 24 to 35 are unprocessed. See repository for details.

Series 2, Photographs, 1850-1884, 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.

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Arrangement note

The collection is arranged into two series.

Series 1, Scrapbooks, 1870-1890

Series 2, Photographs, 1850-1885

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

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.

Division of Culture and the Arts

Armed Forces History

Division of Home 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.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Pension Building.
  • Post Office Building (Washington, D.C.).
  • United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.).

Genre(s)

  • Albums
  • Clippings--1850-1900.
  • Drawings--19th century
  • Photographs--19th century
  • Scrapbooks

Geographic Name(s)

  • Georgia
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • West Point (N.Y.)

Subject(s)

  • Architects
  • Architecture
  • Architecture--Washington (D.C.)
  • Bridges--Washington (D.C.)
  • Civil engineering
  • Civil engineers
  • Engineering
  • Engineers
  • Hydraulic structures
  • Reservoirs--Washington (D.C.)
  • Tunnels
  • Washington Aqueduct
  • Water-supply

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Collection Inventory

 Series 1: Scrapbooks, 1870-1890

Box

Volume 1, 1870 October to 1880 May 11

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 from The 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).

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Volume 2, 1876 July 30 to 1883 Januray 13

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.

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Volume 3, 1876 July 16 to 1878 May 28

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 are The 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.

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Volume 4, 1878 June 3 to 1879 July 10

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 are The 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.

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Volume 5, 1879 July 8 to 1879 November 11

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.

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Volume 6, 1879 November 15 to 1880 September 14

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 are The Daily Graphic,  The Daily Evening Telegraph, the  New York Times, and the  The New-York Daily Tribune.

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Volume 7, 1880 September 18 to 1881 March 1

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 are The Republic, the  Army and Navy Journal,  The Daily Graphic, the  The New-York Daily Tribune, and  The Washington Post.

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Volume 8, 1881 March 1 to 1881 July 1

Volume 8 is a bound scrapbook with numbered pages and an index. The contents include newspaper clippings and handwritten notes on the following topics: the Afghan War, the inauguration and assassination of President James Garfield, the assassination of Czar Alexander II of Russia, and stories about Civil War battles and commanders.

Volume 8, much like the other scrapbooks, was listed as "Miscellaneous" by Meigs. It includes a wide variety of topics and cut-out illustrations. The inauguration and assassination of James Garfield figures heavily in this volume. In addition to the stories directly related to Garfield himself, there are also numerous stories about Charles Guiteau, the assassin, and Garfield's wife. There are also stories about the Afghan conflict, including accounts of campaigns, reports and plans from British officials, and illustrations of Afghanistan and the battles being fought there. Meigs followed debates over Civil War battles and leaders and many of the articles and clippings were assembled here.

Some of the publications represented in Volume 8 are The Daily Graphic,  The Evening Star,  The Sentinel, the  Army and Navy Journal, the  The New-York Daily Tribune, and  The Times Weekly Edition.

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Volume 9, 1881 May 9 to 1882 June 25

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 are The Evening Star,  The Daily Graphic, the   Army and Navy Journal,  The New York Herald, and the  The New-York Daily Tribune.

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Volume 10, 1881 July 16 to 1881 November 23

Volume 10 is a bound scrapbook with numbered pages and an index with no entries. This volume is listed as "Miscellaneous" by Meigs and contains newspaper clippings and handwritten notes about a variety of topics including President Garfield's assassination, Charles Guiteau and his trial, archaeological news, and obituaries of notable public figures, especially Civil War officers.

Volume 10, like other volumes listed as "Miscellaneous" by Meigs, contains a wide variety of topics. There are several stories about the declining health of President Garfield and his eventual death, as well as the inauguration of Chester A. Arthur. Additionally, there are stories about Charles Guiteau, Garfield's assassin, his plea and trial. There are also several stories about the continuing debates over Civil War battles and campaigns, and stories about decisions made by Civil War officers. Meigs included numerous obituaries of notable public figures, especially those connected to the Civil War and the military as a whole. There are several stories on fighting in the West against Native Americans and on real estate transactions.

Some of the publications included in Volume 10 are The New York Herald,  The Daily Evening Telegraph, the  Army and Navy Journal, the  The New-York Daily Tribune,  The Republic, and  The Washington Post.

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Volume 11, 1881 November 30 to 1882 March 17

Volume 11 is a bound scrapbook with numbered pages and an index with some handwritten notes. This volume was titled "Miscellaneous" by Meigs and features newspaper clippings and and handwritten notes about a variety of topics.

The largest collection of stories in Volume 11 relates to the retirement of a number of Army officers including Ulysses S. Grant and Montgomery C Meigs himself. Because of his own retirement, there are also a number of stories relating to the change of command for the Quartermaster General of the U.S. Army and the future of that branch of the Army. Meigs also includes stories about the rebuilding and expansion of the U.S. Navy as well as general civilian and military maritime news. There are reports on growing tensions in Egypt and the debates going on in England and France over military intervention there. There are accounts of the Civil War and obituaries for notable leaders from the war.

Some of the publications represented in Volume 11 are The Times Weekly Edition, the  Army and Navy Journal,  The Sun,  The Daily Evening Telegraph,  The Daily Graphic, and the  The New-York Daily Tribune.

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Volume 12, 1882 March 19 to 1882 June 15

Volume 12 is a collection of newspaper clippings and handwritten notes in a bound scrapbook. There is an index inside the front cover with some hand written notes, and the pages are numbered.

Volume 12 is labeled "Miscellaneous" by Meigs, and covers a wide range of topics. One of the largest collections of newspaper articles, illustrations, and political cartoons within this volume concerns the "Egyptian Question," the debate over military action in Egypt by Britain and France. Meigs also included several articles about archaeological and scientific news and discoveries as well as updates on the retirement of Army officers and Army pay. There are several short articles dealing with noteworthy events such as the death of Jesse James and a comet passing over at that time. As with many of the other volumes, there are obituaries for notable public figures, especially Civil War veterans, other military officers, and political/business leaders.

Some of the publications appearing in Volume 12 are The Evening Star,  The Daily Evening Telegraph, the  Army and Navy Journal, the  The New-York Daily Tribune,  The Daily Graphic, and  The Washington Post.

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Volume 13, 1882 June 15 to 1882 November 9

Volume 13, labeled "Miscellaneous," is a bound scrapbook with numbered pages and an index with some hand written notes. There is a separate handwritten index packet inside the front of the book that has detailed listings of the volume's contents. It does not appear to have been written by Meigs. The volume contains newspaper clippings and hand written notes on a variety of topics.

The topic given the most attention in Volume 13 is the issue over the "Egyptian Question" and the build-up to war in Egypt. There are numerous stories about British and French policies towards Egypt. There are also illustrations depicting Egyptian landscapes, people, and cities. Meigs included several stories on changes in U.S. Army policy and on the ongoing retirement of veteran Army officers and the promotions of their successors. Scattered throughout the volume are stories about Civil War battles and leaders,obituaries of notable public figures,and pieces on extreme weather events around the United States.

Some of the newspapers represented in Volume 13 are the Army and Navy Journal,  The New York Herald,  The Daily Graphic,  The Daily Evening Telegraph,  The Evening Star, and the  The New-York Daily Tribune.

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Volume 14, 1882 November 9 to 1883 June 2

Volume 14 is a bound scrapbook with numbered pages and an index. It contains newspaper clippings and handwritten notes. Inside the front cover there is an index packet with detailed notes on the contents of the volume.

Volume 14 is labeled as "Miscellaneous" by Meigs, and covers a wide range of topics. The most common topic is the war in Egypt and its results. There are numerous illustrations and political cartoons about Egypt. There are stories and some illustrations related to the death of French statesman Leon Gambetta. Meigs included many articles on changes in U.S. Army policy and pay, as well as obituaries and real estate sales. There are also several lengthy pieces on wealthy politicians and their lives and investments. Meigs included several clippings about the Civil War and past Indian Wars battles, as well as updates on the trial of Major General Fitz John Porter for his actions at the Battle of Second Bull Run in August 1862.

Some of the publications represented in Volume 14 include The New-York Daily Tribune,  The Daily Graphic, and the  Army and Navy Journal.

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Volume 15, 1882 September 21 to 1883 June 7

Volume 15 is a bound scrapbook with numbered pages and an index, and some handwritten notes. The volume consists of newspaper clippings, architectural drawings and illustrations, and hand written notes.

This volume is primarily about construction. There are advertisements for new inventions, building materials, and construction methods as well as building material price lists. Some of the construction projects relate to the expansion of Washington, D.C., the Pension Building, new monuments and new mansions from around the United States and the world. There are some illustrations of construction plans, especially for the Pension Building in Washington, D.C. Meigs included newspaper illustrations of notable construction projects and new buildings and monuments from around the world. Advertisements for personal yacht designs and their benefits/features are also found here.

Some of the publications appearing in Volume 15 include The Evening Star,  The New York Herald,  The Daily Evening Telegraph,  Forest and Stream, and  The Daily Graphic.

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Volume 16, 1883 June 8 to 1884 February 20

Volume 16 is a bound scrapbook featuring numbered pages and an index with some handwritten entries. The contents of the volume consist of newspaper clippings, illustrations, and handwritten notes.

Some of the largest collections of articles in this volume relate to the health of Queen Victoria, the Indian Wars and Indian Policy, and foreign diplomatic news (including German politics, war in the Sudan, and general foreign news). There are also several obituaries of notable public figures, especially Civil War and military veterans. Some articles relate to the change of command over the U.S. Army with the retirement of General Sherman and appointment of General Sheridan. There are also articles about Civil War battles, leaders, and campaigns.

Some of the publications represented in Volume 16 include the Army and Navy Journal,  The Evening Star, the  The New-York Daily Tribune, and  The Daily Graphic.

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Volume 17, 1883 June 6 to 1884 May 10

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 include The Daily Graphic,  The Evening Star,  Forest and Stream, and  Scientific American.

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Volume 18, 1884 February 21 to 1886 July 7

Volume 18 is a bound scrapbook with numbered pages and an index with no notes. The volume consists of newspaper clippings and illustrations and some handwritten notes.

The bulk of the clippings in Volume 18 relate to foreign policy and events from around the world. Two of the most prominent topics are the resurgence of conflict in Egypt and the war in the Sudan, both fought by Great Britain. There are stories and illustrations of and about notable political figures in the United States that detail their personalities and income. Meigs also included several stories related to Civil War battles and campaigns. Obituaries of prominent public figures are included.

Some of the newspapers featured regularly in Volume 18 include Scientific American, the  Army and Navy Journal,  The Daily Graphic, and  The Evening Star.

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Volume 19, 1884 July 3 to 1884 November 29

Volume 19 is a bound scrapbook that contains newspaper clippings and handwritten notes by Meigs. There are small notes scattered throughout the scrapbook.

The bulk of the articles in Volume 19 deal with British campaigns in the Sudan and Egypt, especially as they pertain to the relief of British General Gordon. There are also stories about Grover Cleveland, the United States Navy, and general foreign news. Stories relating to violence with Native Americans and to new and notable constructions from around the world are also included.

Some of the newspapers featured in Volume 19 include the Army and Navy Journal,  The Evening Star,  The Daily Graphic,  The Daily Times, and the  The New-York Daily Tribune.

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Volume 20, 1884 May 22 to 1885 March 5

Volume 20 is a bound scrapbook with numbered pages and an index and some handwritten notes. Its contents include newspaper clippings, hand written notes and drawings, and advertisements/illustrations.

Volume 20 contains articles about construction projects that Meigs either worked on or was interested in such as the Pension Building, which he helped design and construct. There are also a variety of drawings and printed illustrations for construction projects from around the world. Meigs included numerous stories relating to real estate values and transactions. There are many illustrations of new yacht designs and depictions of yachts, both luxury and racing, in action.

Some of the publications featured in Volume 20 include Forest and Stream,  The Evening Star,  The Daily Evening Telegraph,  The Daily Graphic, and the  The New-York Daily Tribune.

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Volume 21, 1884 December 10 to 1885 May 3

Volume 21 is a bound scrapbook with numbered pages and an index. It consists mostly of newspaper clippings and illustrations, and some handwritten notes.

The most common topic appearing in Volume 21 is the Sudan campaign and the death of British General Gordon. Volume 21 also contains articles about construction projects, especially the Washington Aqueduct and the Pension Building, both of which Meigs worked on. There are clippings that relate to the health and finances of General Ulysses Grant, and the inauguration of Grover Cleveland.

Some of the publications featured in Volume 21 include The Daily Evening Telegraph, the  The New-York Daily Tribune,  The Washington Post,  The Daily Graphic, and  The National Republican.

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Volume 22, 1885 February 25 to 1885 October 31

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 include The Philadephia Inquirer,  The Evening Star,  The Daily Graphic, the  The New-York Daily Tribune, and  The Metal Worker.

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Volume 23, 1885 May 11 to 1885 October 2

Volume 23 is a bound scrapbook that features numbered pages and an index with some handwritten notes. This volume includes a variety of topics, with a special focus on the Civil War. There are articles detailing Civil War battles and leaders, as well as the post-war careers and trials of Civil War officers. Also included are stories about the "silver question," and continued conflicts with Native American groups. Meigs also included stories on yachts and yacht races, the war in the Sudan, debates over the boundaries of Afghanistan, and the break out of cholera around the world.

Some of the publications represented in Volume 23 include The Evening Star, the  Army and Navy Journal, the  The New-York Daily Tribune, and  The Daily Graphic.

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Volume 29 (unprocessed)

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Volume 30 (unprocessed)

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Volume 31 (unprocessed)

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Volume 33 (unprocessed)

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 Series 2: Photographs and Sketches

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Brooklyn Bridge

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189, Brooklyn Bridge, scene at top of tower during construction, W. A. Roebling in top hat to left, undated

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Pension Office Building

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001, Pension Office Building, view of the site of the new Pension Building at Judiciary Square, Washington, D.C., 1882 December 29

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002, Pension Office Building, view of the site of the new Pension Building at Judiciary Square, Washington, D.C., 1883 January 3

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003, Pension Office Building, exterior walls just above ground level, interior walls and archways taking shape, 1883 July 6

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004, Pension Office Building, interior, columns to support second level gallery, 1883 August 1


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005, Pension Office Building, interior, columns for second level gallery, 1883 August 23

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006, Pension Office Building, exterior view of entryway arch, 1883 August 31

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007, Pension Office Building, exterior wall, at top of first story, 1883 September 1


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008, Pension Office Building, view from the northeast, interior, start of great colums (30 feet high), first gallery complete, 1883 October 4


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009, Pension Office Building, interior, great columns without scaffolding, boilers on ground prior to installation, 1883 Novmeber 1

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010, Pension Office Building, exterior, corner of second story partially complete, frieze has been started, 1883 December 10


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011, Pension Office Building, first level construction, 1883 November 3

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012, Pension Office Building, interior, work on second story gallery columns, framework for archways in place, 1883 December 10


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013, Pension Office Building, south front of the new Pension Building as seen from the District of Columbia Courthouse, 1884 July 2


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014, Pension Office Building, view in lower story of south front of the new Pension Building, 1884 July 2


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015, Pension Office Building, interior of the new Pension Building, view from the north east corner, 1884 July 2


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016, Pension Office Building, interior view, second story complete, work beginning on the third story, 1884 September 2

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017, Pension Office Building, interior view, third story nearly complete, work underway on the capitals of the great columns, 1884 November 1


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018, Pension Office Building, interior view, third story nearly complete, work underway on the capitals of the great columns, 1884 November 1


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019, Pension Office Building, exterior, third story underway, scaffolding in place, 1884 November 1


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020, Pension Office Building, exterior, third story complete, cornice in place, scaffolding removed, 1885 April 15


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021, Pension Office Building, exterior, brickwork for clerestory nearly complete, scaffolding in place, 1885 July 6

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022, Pension Office Building, interior view, erecting roof trusses, 1885 July 6

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023, Pension Office Building, interior view of Great Hall columns as completed, view looking to east, 1885 January 20

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024, Pension Office Building, interior view, columns of Great Hall have remnants of decorations from inaugural ball, 1885 April 20

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025, Pension Office Building, interior view, Great Hall clerestory and roof complete, 1885 November 14


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026, Pension Office Building, exterior, front elevation, building complete on exterior, 1885 November 14


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027, Pension Office Building, ornamental rosette, undated


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028, Pension Office Building, two panels of frieze casting, two mounted artillery men in relief, undated


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029, Pension Office Building, frieze as shipped, crate and packing, infantry and mounted officers, undated


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030, Pension Office Building, frieze corner panel, three infantrymen, undated


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031, Pension Office Building, frieze corner panel, corner figure looking straight at viewer, undated


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032, Pension Office Building, frieze panel, canon, undated


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033, Pension Office Building, frieze panel, artillerymen on limbers, undated

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034, Pension Office Building, frieze panel, sailors rowing, marsh grasses at corner, undated


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035, Pension Office Building, frieze panel, sailors rowing, lighthouse in background, undated


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036, Pension Office Building, frieze panel, mounted artillerymen, undated


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037, Pension Office Building, frieze panel, infantry flag bearers, undated


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038, Pension Office Building, frieze panel, two mounted officers, three panels, undated

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039, Pension Office Building, frieze panel, infantry marching, three panels, undated

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040, Pension Office Building, frieze panel, three mounted officers, two panels, undated

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041, Pension Office Building, frieze panel, four mounted officers, two panels, undated


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042, Pension Office Building, frieze panel, four mounted officers, two panels, undated


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043, Pension Office Building, G Street elevation, viewed from 9th and G Streets towards southeast Washington, undated

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Post Office

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001, Post Office Extension, derrick sitting on first story, undated

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002, Post Office Extension, derricks on first story, undated

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003, Post Office Extension, derricks on first story, undated

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004, General Post Office, drawing, undated

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005, General Post Office, design for extension, undated

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006, General Post Office, plan of cellars, undated

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007, General Post Office, plan of basement story, undated

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008, General Post Office, plan of principal story, undated

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009, General Post Office, plan of attic story, undated

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010, Post Office Extension, elevation on F Street, elevation on Seventh Street, undated

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011, Post Office Extension, portico on F Street, undated

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012, Post Office Extension, elevation in Court Yard, elevation on Eighth Street, undated

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013, Post Office Extension, elevations in Court Yard, undated

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014, Post Office Extension, plan and details, undated

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015, Post Office Extension, plan and details of attic story, undated

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016, Post Office Extension, building in Court Yard, undated

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017, Post Office Extension, plan and details of pricipal story, undated

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018, Post Office Extension, plan and sections of vestibule on Seventh Street, undated

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019, Post Office Extension, details of stairways, undated

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020, Post Office Extension, details of ante, pillars of south front, undated

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021, Post Office Extension, roof of pavilion, undated

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022, Post Office Extension, roof over pavilion, undated

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023, Post Office Extension, details of skylight over pavilion, undated

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024, Post Office Extension, details of roof of pavilion, undated

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025, Post Office Extension, roof of United States General Post Office, undated

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026, Post Office Extension, details of skylight of centre building on F Street, undated

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027, Post Office Extension, derrick, undated

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028, Post Office Extension, details of derrick irons, undated

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029, Post Office Extension, details of derrick irons, undated

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030, Post Office Extension, derrick, undated

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031, Post Office Extension, untitled, crab, undated

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032, Post Office Extension, capitals for exterior, undated

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033, Post Office Extension, plan showing arrangements for turning column, undated

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044, Post Office extension, turning marble column for Post Office Building, Capitol Extension Shops, 1957-1958


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045, Post Office extension, hoisting column, 1858 August 7


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046, Post Office extension, crane, south elevation, 1858 January 14

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047, Post Office extension, hoisting columns, undated

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048, Post Office extension, front elevation, three cranes visible, 1858 August 11

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049, Post Office extension, F Street elevation, four cranes visible, 1858 August 11


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050, Post Office extension, hoisting column into place, 1858 August 7


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051, Post Office extension, interior brickwork, 1858 August 10


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151, Post Office Extension, plan and sections of vestibule on Seventh Street, undated

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152, Post Office Extension, plan of cellars, undated

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153, Post Office Extension, plan of basement story, undated

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154, Post Office Extension, plan of details of principal story, undated

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155, Post Office Extension, plan of attic story, undated

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156, Post Office Extension, building in court yard, undated

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157, Post Office Extension, elevation in court yard facing east, undated

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158, Post Office Extension, design for heating and ventilating the building, undated

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159, Post Office Extension, details of stairways, undated

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160, Post Office Extension, details of pavilion roof, undated

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161, Post Office Extension, friction rollers for pavilion roof, undated

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162, Post Office Extension, details of roof over pavilion, undated

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163, Post Office Extension, roof over pavilion, undated

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164, Post Office Extension, roof, undated

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165, Post Office Extension, detail of roof over pavilion, undated

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166, Post Office Extension, details of skylight over pavilion, undated

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167, Post Office Extension, details of skylight of centre building on F Street, undated

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168, Post Office Extension, derrick, undated

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169, Post Office Extension, details of derrick irons, undated

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188, Post Office extension, design for heating and ventilating the building, 1859 October 13

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United States Capitol

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065, United States Capitol, expansion joints for return piping, undated

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062, United States Capitol, plan of foundation as revised and approved by the President of the United States, 1853

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066, United States Capitol, rollers for bending sash bar, undated

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067, United States Capitol, plan of basement story, undated

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068, United States Capitol, plan of principal story, undated

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069, United States Capitol, south wing extension, undated

25

070, United States Capitol, longitudinal section through north wing, undated

25

071, United States Capitol, plan of principal story, north wing, undated

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072, United States Capitol, plan of attic story, north wing, undated

25

073, United States Capitol, longitudinal section, north wing, undated

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074, United States Capitol, north wing, undated

25

075, United States Capitol, eastern pediment of north wing, undated

25

076, United States Capitol, entablature, balustrade, and ceiling of western portico of south corridor, undated

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077, United States Capitol, untitled, sketch of ceiling fresco, undated

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078, United States Capitol, details of roof for north wing, undated

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079, United States Capitol, plan of vaults for boilers west end, south wing, undated

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080, United States Capitol, plan of vault for boilers west end, north wing, undated

25

081, United States Capitol, machine shop, gearing of boom derrick, undated

25

082, United States Capitol, new dome derrick, undated

25

083, United States Capitol, details of skylight over grand stairway, undated

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084, United States Capitol, details of roof of south wing, undated

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085, United States Capitol, details of private stairs, south wing, undated

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086, United States Capitol, plan and elevations of walls of vestibule, north wing, undated

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087, United States Capitol, details of members' retiring room, south wing, undated

25

088, United States Capitol, details of north wing, undated

25

089, United States Capitol, fan room of Hall of Representatives, section through AB of plan, undated

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090, United States Capitol, fan room of Hall of Representatives, section through AB of plan, undated

26

091, United States Capitol, details of screen back of fan, Hall of Representatives, undated

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092, United States Capitol, fan room for committee rooms, north wing, undated

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093, United States Capitol, fan room for committee rooms, southwest section through AB, undated

26

094, United States Capitol, fan room for Senate Chamber, section through AB, undated

26

095, United States Capitol, fan room for Senate Chamber, section through CD, undated

26

096, United States Capitol, fan room for House of Representatives, section through CD of plan, undated

26

097, United States Capitol, fan room for Senate Chamber, plan on EF, undated

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098, United States Capitol, untitled, peristyle (?), undated

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099, United States Capitol, fan for the Hall of Representatives, undated

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100, United States Capitol, fan for committee rooms, undated

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101, United States Capitol, railing on gallery, back of Speaker's Chair, Hall of Representatives, undated

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102, United States Capitol, committee rooms, coil of south wing, undated

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103, United States Capitol, coil for House of Representatives, undated

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104, United States Capitol, support for coil for House of Representatives, undated

26

105, United States Capitol, frame of engine for ventilating House of Representatives; ventilator Hall of Representatives, undated

26

106, United States Capitol, plan of ventilating ducts, flooring, et cetera, south wing, undated

26

107, United States Capitol, ground plan of cellar, north wing, showing coils and air ducts for warming and ventilation of committee rooms, undated

26

108, United States Capitol, ground plan of cellar, south wing, showing coils and air ducts for warming and ventilation of committee rooms, undated

26

109, United States Capitol, lock register, undated

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110, United States Capitol, register for ventilating flues, undated

26

111, United States Capitol, registers in gallery fronts, undated

26

112, United States Capitol, iron risers for steps of gallery, Senate Chamber, north wing, undated

26

113, United States Capitol, registers under steam coils, undated

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114, United States Capitol, boilers for heating and ventilating, undated

26

115, United States Capitol, untitled, sections and elevations saddles for boilers, dampers and box, undated

26

116, United States Capitol, untitled, details of boiler fronts, undated

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117, United States Capitol, untitled, details of boiler fronts, undated

26

118, United States Capitol, untitled, details of boiler fronts, grate bars, undated

26

119, United States Capitol, untitled, details of boiler fronts, undated

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120, United States Capitol, untitled, details of boiler fronts, undated

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121, United States Capitol, (?) view of boilers, undated

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122, United States Capitol, arrangement of boilers, undated

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133, United States Capitol, plan of dome, undated

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134, United States Capitol, details of drum of dome, undated

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135, United States Capitol, details of dome, doors in drum, east and west leading to floor of peristyle; unidentified sketch, undated

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136, United States Capitol, details of peristyle of dome, undated

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137, United States Capitol, details of interior of new dome, undated

27

138, United States Capitol, case for differential pressure valve, south wing, undated

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139, United States Capitol, details of dome plates over windows in drum, undated

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140, United States Capitol, details of stylebate of dome, undated

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141, United States Capitol, details of colonnade of dome, undated

27

142, United States Capitol, key of windows in colonnade of dome, undated

27

143, United States Capitol, details of key of windows, interior of dome, undated

27

144, United States Capitol, differential pressure valves, undated

27

145, United States Capitol, details of second story of dome, undated

27

146, United States Capitol, plan and elevation of pilaster base, undated

27

147, United States Capitol, panel in ceiling of colonnade of dome, undated

27

148, United States Capitol, balustrade over columns of dome, undated

27

149, United States Capitol, ornament of pilasters of dome, second story, undated

27

150, United States Capitol, key of windows, second story, undated

27

176, Index of drawings of Capitol; index of drawings of Post Office Extension, undated

27

181, United States Capitol, portrait of Captain W. R. Franklin, in charge of work on Capiol following Meigs, undated

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182, United States Capitol, print of detail of vertical steam engine for Committee Room fans, 1857

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183, United States Capitol, section through dome of United States Capitol, 1859

20

184, United States Capitol, section of new dome with part of Centre Building, United States Capitol, undated

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185, United States Capitol, elevation of new dome with part of Centre Building, undated

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186, United States Capitol, work on interior of Senate Chamber, United States Capitol, 1858 January 8

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187, United States Capitol, section of tholus on dome, undated

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002, Washington Aqueduct, sections, undated

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003, Washington Aqueduct, map of the Potomac Dam, undated

24

004, Washington Aqueduct, Potomac Dam, undated

24

005, Washington Aqueduct, bridge Number 5, piles for centering, double, undated

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006, Washington Aqueduct, Washington effluent gate, details of gate house at Great Falls, undated

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007, Washington Aqueduct, waste weir at end of tunnel number 7, waste weir number 3, undated

24

008, Washington Aqueduct, details of gate house, Great Falls, undated

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009, Washington Aqueduct, details of gate house, Great Falls, undated

24

010, Washington Aqueduct, section of foundation walls gate house, undated

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011, Washington Aqueduct, gate house at Great Falls od the Potomac, undated

24

012, Washington Aqueduct, auxiliary pipe vault, undated

24

013, Washington Aqueduct, scaffold for sluice; tower, receiving reservoir, W.R.H., circa 1957-1958

24

014, Washington Aqueduct, overfall, undated

24

015, Washington Aqueduct, drain pipe, bridge number 5; jacket for bells, 12 inch pipes, first pattern, undated

24

016, Washington Aqueduct, map of section number 1; map and profile of Potomac Dam, undated

24

017, Washington Aqueduct, untitled, centering details, undated

24

018, Washington Aqueduct, map of the Potomac River about the Great Falls, undated

24

019, Washington Aqueduct, untitled section of the Potomac River, undated

24

020, Washington Aqueduct, centering for arch of guard gate receiving reservoir, undated

24

021, Washington Aqueduct, guard gate and entrance of conduit into receiving reservoir, undated

24

022, Washington Aqueduct, guard gate and entrance of conduit into receiving reservoir, undated

24

023, Washington Aqueduct, high service reservoir, undated

24

024, Washington Aqueduct, culvert number 12, station 228+25, undated

24

025, Washington Aqueduct, high service reservoir; culvert number 16, station 294+41, undated

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026, Washington Aqueduct, receiving reservoir sluice through embankment, undated

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027, Washington Aqueduct, distributing reservoir influent gate house, undated

24

028, Washington Aqueduct, section through crown arches and plan at springing line, undated

24

029, Washington Aqueduct, distributing reservoir, undated

24

030, Washington Aqueduct, distributing reservoir, effluent pipe vault and screen frame, undated

24

031, Washington Aqueduct, full sized details of distributing reservoir and effluent pipe vault, undated

24

032, Washington Aqueduct, water gate effluent gate house receiving reservoir, undated

24

034, Washington Aqueduct, map showing the project works for supplying the cities of Washington and Georgetown with water, undated

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033, Washington Aqueduct, capstan for influent gate distributing reservoir, undated

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034, Washington Aqueduct, water gate influent gate house distributing reservoir, undated

24

035, Washington Aqueduct, gate house at Great Falls of the Potomac, undated

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036, Washington Aqueduct, details of 48 inch water gate, undated

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036, Washington Aqueduct, receiving reservoir Powder Mill of (?) arch, effluent gate house, undated

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037, Washington Aqueduct, receiving reservoir sluice through embankment, undated

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037, Washington Aqueduct, inlet connections for water pressure engine; drain over conduit near Drover's Rest, undated

24

038, Washington Aqueduct, water gate, undated

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038, Washington Aqueduct, details of 48 inch water gate, undated

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039, Washington Aqueduct, water gate, undated

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039, Washington Aqueduct, details of 48 inch water gate, undated

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040, Washington Aqueduct, details of 48 inch water gate, undated

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040, Washington Aqueduct, regulator for high service reservoir, undated

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041, Washington Aqueduct, details of 48 inch water gate, undated

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041, Washington Aqueduct, details of 48 inch water gate, undated

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042, Washington Aqueduct, details of 48 inch water gate, undated

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042, Washington Aqueduct, details of 48 inch water gate, undated

24

043, Washington Aqueduct, full sized details of distributing reservoir and effluent pipe vault, undated

23

043, Washington Aqueduct, water gate, undated

24

044, Washington Aqueduct, culvert number 5, undated

23

044, Washington Aqueduct, arrangement of pipes and valves at effluent pipe vault; 8 inch stop valve, undated

24

045, Washington Aqueduct, culvert number 6, undated

23

045, Washington Aqueduct, 8 inch stop valve; 10 inch stop valve, undated

25

046, Washington Aqueduct, culvert number 20, cross section, undated

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046, Washington Aqueduct, 30 inch stop valve, undated

25

047, Washington Aqueduct, distributing reservoir influent gate house, undated

23

047, Washington Aqueduct, 30 inch throttle valve, undated

25

048, Washington Aqueduct, receiving reservoir Powder Mill Branch effluent gate house, undated

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048, Washington Aqueduct, 48 inch throttle valve, undated

25

049, Washington Aqueduct, distributing reservoir effluent pipe vault and screen frame, undated

23

049, Washington Aqueduct, pipes for College Branch, undated

25

050, Washington Aqueduct, distributing reservoir effluent pipe vault and screen frame, undated

23

050, Washington Aqueduct, untitled, couplings and bolts wanted, undated

25

051, Washington Aqueduct, auxiliary pipe vault, undated

23

051, Washington Aqueduct, bolts and ties for crossing College Branch bridge number 5, undated

25

052, Washington Aqueduct, Bridge Number 5 over College Branch, Georgetown, Washington, D.C., 1859 May 12

19

052, Washington Aqueduct, distributing reservoir influent gate house, undated

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052, Washington Aqueduct, bridge number 5, finish of castings at springing line, undated

24

053, Washington Aqueduct, construction of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal conduit near tavern at Great Falls, Maryland, 1859 May 10

19

053, Washington Aqueduct, guard gate of conduit into receiving reservoir, undated

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053, Washington Aqueduct, casing of pipes, College Pond crossing, undated

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054, Washington Aqueduct, hoisting crab for Cabin John Bridge, undated

24

054, Washington Aqueduct, construction of conduit beneath the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal at Great Falls, Maryland, 1859 May 10

19

054, Washington Aqueduct, bridge number 3, Sta 264, span 75 feet, undated

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055, Washington Aqueduct, gate valves used in water distribution system, in storage yard on Capitol grounds, 1859 [January?] 15

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055, Washington Aqueduct, centre for Cabin John Bridge, undated

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055, Washington Aqueduct, Cabin John Bridge engine and hoisting crab, undated

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056, Washington Aqueduct, details of centre for Cabin John Bridge, undated

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056, Washington Aqueduct, shackle with swivel for derricks, undated

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056, Washington Aqueduct, receiving reservoir dam, Dalecarlia, 1850 May 16

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057, Washington Aqueduct, Cabin John Bridge, granite half arch, undated

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057, Washington Aqueduct, construction of Potomac River diversion dam at Great Falls, Maryland, 1858 May 10

19

057, Washington Aqueduct, derrick for Seneca Quarry, undated

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058, Washington Aqueduct, floor of the Georgetown high level distribution reservoir, undated

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058, Washington Aqueduct, Cabin John Bridge, granite half arch, undated

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058, Washington Aqueduct, gearing for derrick, undated

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059, Washington Aqueduct, Cabin John Bridge, granite half arch, undated

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059, Washington Aqueduct, details of Seneca derrick, undated

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059, Washington Aqueduct, tunnel and a culvert for small stream, 1857

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060, Washington Aqueduct, stop valves at Capitol Machine Shop yard, 1859 January 15


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060, Washington Aqueduct, scale for cast-iron water pipes, undated

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060, Washington Aqueduct, details for screens, undated

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061, Washington Aqueduct, 30", 20", 10", 4" stop valves at Capitol Machine Shop, 1859 January 13

19

061, Washington Aqueduct, proving machine for cast-iron water pipes, undated

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061, Washington Aqueduct, map of the city of Washington, undated

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062, Washington Aqueduct, falsework prior to start of bridge construction, finished stones in foreground, undated

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062, Washington Aqueduct, branches for water pipes, undated

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063, Washington Aqueduct, falsework prior to start of bridge construction, finished stones in foreground, undated

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063, Washington Aqueduct, bends for water pipes, undated

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063, Washington Aqueduct, horse crab, undated

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064, Washington Aqueduct, falsework prior to start of bridge construction, finished stones in foreground, undated

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064, Washington Aqueduct, reducing pieces for water pipes, undated

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064, Washington Aqueduct, Cabin John Bridge fixed crane, undated

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065, Washington Aqueduct, falsework prior to start of bridge construction, finished stones in foreground, undated

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065, Washington Aqueduct, hemispherical stops, undated

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066, Washington Aqueduct, reducing pieces for water pipes, undated

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


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067, Washington Aqueduct, finished Cabin John Bridge from east, undated


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067, Washington Aqueduct, branches for water pipes, undated

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068, Washington Aqueduct, finished Cabin John Bridge from east, undated


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068, Washington Aqueduct, reducing pieces for water pipes, undated

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

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069, Washington Aqueduct, gearing of boom derrick, undated

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070, Washington Aqueduct, finished Cabin John Bridge from west, Jefferson Davis's name removed from plaque, undated

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070, Washington Aqueduct, gearing for derrick, undated

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071, Washington Aqueduct, bridge over Rock Creek (Georgetown) during construction, undated

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071, Washington Aqueduct, shackle with swivel for derricks, undated

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072, Washington Aqueduct, waste weir Number 3, stone entrance, M. C. Meigs Chief Engineer, W. R. Hutton Div Eng, undated

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072, Washington Aqueduct, derrick for Seneca Quarry, undated

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073, Washington Aqueduct, stone culvert in hillside, receiving reservoir, 1858 December 9

20

073, Washington Aqueduct, details of Seneca derrick, undated

23

074, Washington Aqueduct, screen well receiving reservoir, undated

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074, Washington Aqueduct, crane for wharf near Georgetown, undated

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075, Washington Aqueduct, stone culvert in hillside, 1858 August 5


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075, Washington Aqueduct, horse crab, undated

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076, Washington Aqueduct, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal bridge to Virginia, 1858 December 9

20

076, Washington Aqueduct, circular saw to cut centering, undated

23

077, Washington Aqueduct, Entrance to Washington Water Works, Great Falls, Potomac River, Number 191, tavern in background, undated

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078, Washington Aqueduct, construction scene, undated

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079, Washington Aqueduct, quarry and hoist at Cabin John Bridge, 1958 May 14

20

080, Washington Aqueduct, crane and winch used to unload stone, view from Virginia shore, Georgetown in background, undated

20

081, Washington Aqueduct, regulator for High Service Reservoir, undated

20

082, Washington Aqueduct, method of moving pipe in supply yard on Virginia shore, 1858 July 13

20

083, Washington Aqueduct, construction of Georgetown reservoir, 1858 December 1

20

084, Washington Aqueduct, receiving reservoir dam and sluice, 1858 May 16

20

085, Washington Aqueduct, construction buildings (depot) at Great Falls, Maryland, 1858 May 10

20

086, Washington Aqueduct, construction buildings (depot) at Great Falls, Maryland, 1858 May 10

20

087, Washington Aqueduct, stone yard with derrick, 1857 September

20

088, Washington Aqueduct, construction of bridge near Georgetown, 1958 December 1

20

089, Washington Aqueduct, hydraulic apparatus for proof testing cast iron pipe, undated

20

090, Washington Aqueduct, hydraulic apparatus for proof testing cast iron pipe, undated

20

091, Washington Aqueduct, hydraulic apparatus for proof testing cast iron pipe, undated

20

092, Washington Aqueduct, construction of Gate House, 1958 May 17


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093, Washington Aqueduct, construction of Great Falls, Maryland Gate House, 1958 May 10


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094, Washington Aqueduct, construction of Bridge Number 6, 1958 December 1

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095, Washington Aqueduct, construction of unidentified bridge, centering in place, 1958 June 19

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096, Washington Aqueduct, bridge Number 18, 1958 June 1

20

097, Washington Aqueduct, bridge, 1958 June 1

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098, Washington Aqueduct, unidentified culvert, 1958 December 3

20

099, Washington Aqueduct, bridge Number 2, 1958 August 5

20

100, Washington Aqueduct, bridge Number 1, 1958 August 5

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101, Washington Aqueduct, cenering for unidentified bridge, undated

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102, Washington Aqueduct, cenering for unidentified bridge, 1958 May 21

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103, Washington Aqueduct, cutting with Aqueduct tennel in background, undated

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103, Washington Aqueduct, cutting with Aqueduct tennel in background, undated

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104, Washington Aqueduct, entrance to Tunnel Number 4, 1857

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105, Washington Aqueduct, tunnel through solid rock, 1857 May 21

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106, Washington Aqueduct, entrance to tunnel, 1857 August 5

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107, Washington Aqueduct, part of Great Falls of the Potomac, undated

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108, Washington Aqueduct, M. C. Meigs at fountain supplies with water from aqueduct, Capitol grounds, 1859 January 3

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109, Washington Aqueduct, Captain John Bridge, Union Arch, 1867

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110, Washington Aqueduct, plans and details of traversing crane and traveller used on Captain John Bridge, undated

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111, Washington Aqueduct, drawing of geometric construction determining stability of arch of Captain John Bridge, undated

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112, Washington Aqueduct, elevations and sections of Washington Aqueduct at Gate House, Great Falls of the Potomac, undated

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113, Washington Aqueduct, elevation, plan, and section of Bridge Number 6, undated

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114, Washington Aqueduct, longitudinal section and details of masonry, 1858 September 17

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115, Washington Aqueduct, front elevation and section of Bridge Number 6, 1858 September 17

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116, Washington Aqueduct, Bridge Number 6, details of masonry, 1858 September 17

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117, Washington Aqueduct, Seneca derrick number 107, undated

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118, Washington Aqueduct, lugs for cast-iron water pipes, undated

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119, Washington Aqueduct, lugs for cast-iron water pipes, undated

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120, Washington Aqueduct, proportions of bells joint pipes, tees, elbows and crosses, 1862

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121, Washington Aqueduct, water gate, Effluent Gate House, receiving reservoir, undated

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122, Washington Aqueduct, map of the Potomac River about Great Falls, showing the works of the Washington Aqueduct, undated

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123, Washington Aqueduct, Bridge Number 6 across Rock Creek, elevation and sections, undated

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124, Washington Aqueduct, high service reservoir, applications of Mery's method to dome, undated

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124, Washington Aqueduct, proving maching for cast iron water pipe, undated

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125, Washington Aqueduct, map showing projected works for supplying the cities of Washington and Georgetown with water, undated

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125, Washington Aqueduct, details of hydrant, undated

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126, Washington Aqueduct, map of the Potomac Dam, undated

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126, Washington Aqueduct, 4 inch 4-way stop cock and hydrant with attachment for 4 hose couplings, undated

26

127, Washington Aqueduct, map of the Potomac Dam, undated

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127, Washington Aqueduct, pipes for effluent pipe vault, undated

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128, Washington Aqueduct, map showing pipe lines in Washington City, part 1, undated


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128, Washington Aqueduct, proving machine for 30 inch pipes, undated

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129, Washington Aqueduct, map showing pipe lines in Washington City, part 2, undated


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129, Washington Aqueduct, street hydrants, undated

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130, Washington Aqueduct, map, section, and profile of Potomac Dam, undated

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130, Washington Aqueduct, street hydrants; section of hydrant, undated

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131, Washington Aqueduct, plan showing condition of work on Bridge Number 1, 1858 February 1

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131, Washington Aqueduct, design for service hyrant in Georgetown to be attached to lamp posts, undated

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132, Washington Aqueduct, plan showing condition of work on Bridge Number 2, 1858 February 1

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132, Washington Aqueduct, box for hydrant, undated

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133, Washington Aqueduct, section and elevation of Bridge Number 3, undated

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134, Washington Aqueduct, plan, section and elevation of Bridge Number 3, undated

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135, Washington Aqueduct, centering for Bridge Number 3, undated


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136, Washington Aqueduct, Bridge Number 5 proposed plan of building with derricks, undated

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137, Washington Aqueduct, effluent gate, 1858 April 25

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138, Washington Aqueduct, hoistig crab for Cabin John Bridge, undated

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139, Washington Aqueduct, end view and section of crab for effluent gate, undated

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140, Washington Aqueduct, traversing crane, undated

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141, Washington Aqueduct, hoisting crab for effluent gate, undated


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142, Washington Aqueduct, design for proving branch and curved pipe, undated

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143, Washington Aqueduct, traversing crane, undated

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144, Washington Aqueduct, proving machine for 30" pipe, undated


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145, Washington Aqueduct, water pressure engine for High Service Reservoir, 1858 April 23

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146, Washington Aqueduct, 30" throttle valve, undated

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147, Washington Aqueduct, details for screens, undated

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148, Washington Aqueduct, capstan for influent gate, distributing reservoir, undated

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149, Washington Aqueduct, plan for waste weir, undated

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150, Washington Aqueduct, waste weir from Tunnel F, undated

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151, Washington Aqueduct, waste weir from Tunnel 4, 1858 February 25

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152, Washington Aqueduct, waste weir number 3, undated

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153, Washington Aqueduct, waste weir at end of Tunnel Number 1, undated

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154, Washington Aqueduct, longitudinal profile of mains and branches, undated

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155, Washington Aqueduct, longitudinal profile from Great Falls to distributing reservoir, undated

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156, Washington Aqueduct, map of Washington Aqueduct, undated

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157, Washington Aqueduct, map of Washington Aqueduct to accompany supplemental report of chief engineer, 1864 February 22

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158, Washington Aqueduct, profile of center line proposed for Rock Creek conduit, undated

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159, Washington Aqueduct, plan and elevation for high service reservoir, undated

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160, Washington Aqueduct, sections of cast iron water pipes, undated

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161, Washington Aqueduct, scale for flanges, undated

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162, Washington Aqueduct, Culvert Number 1, undated


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163, Washington Aqueduct, pipe ... at ... Branch, undated

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164, Washington Aqueduct, floor of influent gate house, distributing reservoir, undated

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165, Washington Aqueduct, overfall number 1, undated

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166, Washington Aqueduct, centering for arch of guard gate, receiving reservoir, undated


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167, Washington Aqueduct, Great Falls Gate House, undated

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168, Washington Aqueduct, waste pipe at Station 40+73.7, undated

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169, Washington Aqueduct, coping for culvert wells, 1857 July 7

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170, Washington Aqueduct, Lewis and pin for hoisting columns, undated

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170, Washington Aqueduct, Culvert Number 2, undated

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171, Washington Aqueduct, drain over conduit near Drover's Rest, undated

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171, Washington Aqueduct, pipe vault at Foundry Branch; bends and branches, undated

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172, Washington Aqueduct, rubble arch over rock cut, between Gate House and Tunnel Number 1, undated

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172, Washington Aqueduct, box for hydrant; details of gate house at Great Falls, undated

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173, Washington Aqueduct, sections of foundation walls Gate House, undated

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174, Washington Aqueduct, guard gate and entrance of conduit into receiving reservoir, undated


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174, Index of drawings of Aqueduct, undated

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175, Washington Aqueduct, head of feeder, undated

20

175, Index of drawings of Aqueduct; index of drawings of Capitol, undated

27

176, Washington Aqueduct, sketch showing cover and monument for manhole, 1857 April 9

20

177, Washington Aqueduct, rack for feeder, 1858 March 31

20

178, Washington Aqueduct, detail of Gate House at Great Falls, undated


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Photos   20
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Box

179, Washington Aqueduct, entrance of conduit into Distributing Reservoir, undated

20

180, Washington Aqueduct, sketch showing positions of waste weirs and waste pipes in bridge number 3, undated

20

Miscellaneous

Box

001, Pier of Britannia Bridge, from Edwin Clark's book, undated

24

123, Map, Williamstown, New Ashford, Lanesboro, Pittsfield, undated

26

173, University of Virginia plans of public roads with propsed arrangement for heating them, undated

27

Envelope addressed to William Hutton, undated

27

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