Parsons, William Barclay, 1859-1932.
Manuscripts and Archives Division
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Collection consists of correspondence, lecture notes, and materials used in preparation of Parsons's book, Engineersand Engineering in the Renaissance, published in 1939. Correspondence, 1881-1900, relates to his student days at the Columbia University School of Mines, appointments to various railroads, and activity as Columbia trustee. Notes on lectures about mining at Columbia, 1880-1881, areillustrated with drawings and plates. Materials used in the preparation of Parsons's book include final typescript,proofs, illustrations, maps, notebooks, and other source materials.
William Barclay Parsons (1859-1932) was an American civil engineer.
Controlled Access Terms
- Parsons, William Barclay, 1859-1932.
- Columbia University. School of Mines -- Students.
- Engineering -- History -- 16th century.
- Mining schools and education.
- Civil engineers.
- College trustees.