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1 Canvass White, Esquire (1790-1834): civil engineer 1983 Bastoni, Gerald Robert (author)
    Canvass White, born on September 8, 1790 at Whitestown, New York, was among the first American civil engineers. In 1811, he graduated from Fairfield Academy in Herkimer County, New York, having studied surveying, mathematics and the natural sciences.

    In 1816, he joined Benjamin Wright's surveying crew on the Erie Canal and immediately demonstrated an aptitude for engineering. At Wright's request, he inspected public works projects in England during the winter of 1817-1818, interviewed British...

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    Canvass White, born on September 8, 1790 at Whitestown, New York, was among the first American civil engineers. In 1811, he graduated from Fairfield Academy in Herkimer County, New York, having studied surveying, mathematics and the natural sciences.

    In 1816, he joined Benjamin Wright's surveying crew on the Erie Canal and immediately demonstrated an aptitude for engineering. At Wright's request, he inspected public works projects in England during the winter of 1817-1818, interviewed British engineers, and returned with much useful technical knowledge, including information on hydraulic cements. His subsequent discovery of an American variety of natural hydraulic cement was crucial to the engineering success of the Erie. White's attempt to patent the cement failed because of the opposition of the New York canal commissioners, and an inability to protect the formula.

    The scarcity of civil engineers and the great fervor for public improvements enabled White to pursue an independent career. In 1822, while still active on the Erie Canal, he served as consultant to a committee of the New York Common Council investigating the city's water supply problem. This was the first in a series of appointments that put White in touch with many of the major civil engineering projects of his time. In 1823, White became chief engineer of the Union canal Company of Pennsylvania. He resolved difficulties between the engineering department and the company's managers left by his predecessor, Laommi Baldwin, and successfully completed the canal across difficult ground.

    The Union Canal included two technological first: the longest tunnel and largest dam yet constructed in the United States. During construction of the canal from 1823 to 1828, White trained several assistants who went on to have distinguished engineering careers. From 1825 until his premature death on December 18, 1834, White took advantage of the great demand for his engineering skills. He was active in public works projects in New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New Jersey, Kentucky, Maryland and Delaware. Perhaps the greatest of America's canal engineers, he helped to establish the science of engineering as a practitioner, innovator and teacher.

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TA140_W522_B37_1983_1_f on1122933169 Trade catalogs and pamphlets
2 Naturalmente es F.M.! production script 1946 Cinecraft Productions, Inc. (Production company), General Electric Company (sponsor) This script for a film production tells the story of a fictional couple, Tom and Sally, and their love of radio. Tom gifts Sally a new General Electric FM radio as an anniversary gift, then explains to Sally how the radio works, the advantages of FM over AM radio, and how research done by General Electric has allowed radios to improve drastically since their childhood. The included letter is written by Richard Wiechmann to Miss Betty King regarding the production of the Spanish version of ...
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This script for a film production tells the story of a fictional couple, Tom and Sally, and their love of radio. Tom gifts Sally a new General Electric FM radio as an anniversary gift, then explains to Sally how the radio works, the advantages of FM over AM radio, and how research done by General Electric has allowed radios to improve drastically since their childhood. The included letter is written by Richard Wiechmann to Miss Betty King regarding the production of the Spanish version of 'Naturally It's FM!'
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Cinecraft Productions films AVD_2019227_07_14 Cinecraft Productions Films
3 Automobiles Amilcar : Tarif des Voitures 1939 Vinson, Z. Taylor, 1933-2009 (collector), Société Financière pour l'Automobile. Amilcar (originator) Make: Amilcar; Model: Compound; Model Year: 1939
Z. Taylor Vinson collection of transportation ephemera (Accession 20100108.ZTV) 20120607_AmilcarTarif1939 Z. Taylor Vinson collection of transportation ephemera
4 Amilcar Compound : Tarif Salon 1938 1938 Vinson, Z. Taylor, 1933-2009 (collector), Société Financière pour l'Automobile. Amilcar (originator) Make: Amilcar; Model: Compound; Model Year: 1938
Z. Taylor Vinson collection of transportation ephemera (Accession 20100108.ZTV) 20120531_AmilcarCompound_001 Z. Taylor Vinson collection of transportation ephemera
5 Correspondence, Société Financiére pour l'Automobile S.O.F.I.A. to Monsieur Wm Okerholm, 1936-10-27 1936 Vinson, Z. Taylor, 1933-2009 (collector), Société Financière pour l'Automobile. Amilcar (originator) Enclosures include price list dated October 1, 1936 and trade catalog depicting the Skiff, Fleuret, Amazone, and Saint-Hubert body styles; Make: Amilcar; Model: Pégase; Model Year: 1936
Z. Taylor Vinson collection of transportation ephemera (Accession 20100108.ZTV) 20120726_Amilcar_correspondence Z. Taylor Vinson collection of transportation ephemera
6 Amilcar : Ses Modèles...1930 1929 Vinson, Z. Taylor, 1933-2009 (collector), Société Nouvelle pour l'Automobile. Amilcar (originator) Make: Amilcar; Model Year: 1930
Z. Taylor Vinson collection of transportation ephemera (Accession 20100108.ZTV) 20120726_Ses_Modeles Z. Taylor Vinson collection of transportation ephemera
7 Correspondence, Revue de L'Armée Belge 1897-11-16 Maxim, Hudson, 1853-1927 (addressee), Daubresse, Ernest-Alphonse (correspondent), Revue de L'Armée Belge (associated name) Hudson Maxim papers, 1889-1925 (Accession 0509) LMSS_0509_01_01_02 Hudson Maxim collections
8 Correspondence, Vital Lapeyre to E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 1852-01-13 1852-01-13 Lapeyre, Vital (correspondent) E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records (Accession 0500.I) 20100611_lapeyre_00051 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records
9 Correspondence, Vital Lapeyre to E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 1852-01-11 1852-01-11 Lapeyre, Vital (correspondent) E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records (Accession 0500.I) 20100611_lapeyre_00047 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records
10 Correspondence, Vital Lapeyre to E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 1851-11-03 1851-11-03 Lapeyre, Vital (correspondent) E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records (Accession 0500.I) 20100611_lapeyre_00043 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records
11 Correspondence, Vital Lapeyre to E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 1851-10-15 1851-10-15 Lapeyre, Vital (correspondent) E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records (Accession 0500.I) 20100611_lapeyre_00033 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records
12 Correspondence, Vital Lapeyre to E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 1851-09-09 1851-09-09 Lapeyre, Vital (correspondent) E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records (Accession 0500.I) 20100611_lapeyre_00024 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records
13 Correspondence, Vital Lapeyre to E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 1851-04-28 1851-04-28 Lapeyre, Vital (correspondent) E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records (Accession 0500.I) 20100611_lapeyre_00021 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records
14 Correspondence, Vital Lapeyre to E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 1850-10-19 1850-10-19 Lapeyre, Vital (correspondent) E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records (Accession 0500.I) 20100611_lapeyre_00030 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records
15 Correspondence, Vital Lapeyre to E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 1850-09-27 1850-09-27 Lapeyre, Vital (correspondent) E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records (Accession 0500.I) 20100611_lapeyre_00019 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records
16 Correspondence, Vital Lapeyre to E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 1850-08-25 1850-08-25 Lapeyre, Vital (correspondent) E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records (Accession 0500.I) 20100611_lapeyre_00015 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records
17 Correspondence, Vital Lapeyre to E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 1850-07-04 1850-07-04 Lapeyre, Vital (correspondent) E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records (Accession 0500.I) 20100611_lapeyre_00012 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records
18 Correspondence, Vital Lapeyre to E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 1850-06-15 1850-06-15 Lapeyre, Vital (correspondent) E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records (Accession 0500.I) 20100611_lapeyre_00008 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records
19 Correspondence, Vital Lapeyre to E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 1850-05-04 1850-05-04 Lapeyre, Vital (correspondent) E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records (Accession 0500.I) 20100611_lapeyre_00006 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records
20 Correspondence, Vital Lapeyre to E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 1850-02-26 1850-02-26 Lapeyre, Vital (correspondent) E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records (Accession 0500.I) 20100611_lapeyre_00001 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records
21 Correspondence, Vital Lapeyre to E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 1850-02-21 1850-02-21 Lapeyre, Vital (correspondent) E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records (Accession 0500.I) 20100611_lapeyre_00004 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records
22 Correspondence, Descaves and Mercier to E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 1816-10-13 1816-10-13 Descaves and Mercier (correspondent) E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records (Accession 0500.I) 20100617_descaves_00006 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records
23 Correspondence, Descaves and Mercier to E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 1816-09-13 1816-09-13 Descaves and Mercier (correspondent) E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records (Accession 0500.I) 20100617_descaves_00004 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records
24 Correspondence, Descaves and Mercier to E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 1816-08-07 1816-08-07 Descaves and Mercier (correspondent) E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records (Accession 0500.I) 20100617_descaves_00001 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company records
25 Correspondence, Carlos Goberto to E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 1815-06-03 1815-06-03 Du Pont, Pierre S. (Pierre Samuel), 1870-1954 (collector), Goberto, Carlos (correspondent) The Longwood Manuscripts (Accession LMSS) 20100630_goberto Longwood Manuscripts

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