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E.L. Corthell papers

Title
E.L. Corthell papers, 1872-1916.
Author
Corthell, E. L. (Elmer Lawrence), 1840-1916.
Supplementary Content
Finding Aid

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Additional Authors
  • Bradford, Welman.
  • Coleman, J. F.
  • Lobel, Loicq de, Baron.
  • Rorback, J. Henry.
  • Wadsworth, Charles S.
  • Ward, Radcliffe.
Description
2.5 linear feet (5 boxes).
Summary
Collection consists of correspondence, notebooks, reports, journals, scrapbooks, maps, and other materials documenting the technical, organizational, financial, and political aspects of Corthell's engineering projects.
Subject
  • Corthell, E. L. 1840-1916
  • Bridges > Louisiana
  • Civil engineering
  • Electric railroads > Design and construction
  • Irrigation > Louisiana
  • Railroad bridges > Illinois
  • Railroad engineering
  • Railroads > Alaska
  • Railroads > Siberia
  • Rice > Irrigation > Louisiana
  • Roads > New Orleans > Design and construction
  • Water-power > Connecticut
  • Jetties > Mississippi River
  • Levees > Mississippi River
Genre/Form
  • Diaries.
  • Maps.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Additional Formats (note)
  • available on microfilm;
Source (note)
  • Wormser
Biography (note)
  • Elmer Lawrence Corthell (1840-1916), a civil engineer, was active as a consulting engineer on railway, bridge, hydroelectric, irrigation, jetty, levee, and other projects in the U.S., Latin America and Europe. He had an office in New York City from the 1870s until 1916.
Language (note)
  • are in French.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
MssCol 676
Author
Corthell, E. L. (Elmer Lawrence), 1840-1916.
Title
E.L. Corthell papers, 1872-1916.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Additional Formats
Trans-Alaska-Siberian railway correspondence and papers, 1901-1906, available on microfilm; New York Public Library.
Biography
Elmer Lawrence Corthell (1840-1916), a civil engineer, was active as a consulting engineer on railway, bridge, hydroelectric, irrigation, jetty, levee, and other projects in the U.S., Latin America and Europe. He had an office in New York City from the 1870s until 1916.
Language
Some letters and documents are in French.
Finding Aids
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
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Occupation
Civil engineers.
Added Author
Bradford, Welman.
Coleman, J. F.
Lobel, Loicq de, Baron.
Rorback, J. Henry.
Wadsworth, Charles S.
Ward, Radcliffe.
LCCN
ms 68001101
Research Call Number
MssCol 676
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