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    Montgomery C. Meigs Papers, 1870-1890.
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    Meigs, Montgomery C., 1816-1892 (creator).
    Montgomery C. Meigs Papers, 1870-1890.
    Phy. Description: 
    12.15 cu. ft.; 28 boxes.
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    Finding aid
    Bio / His Notes: 
    Montgomery C. Meigs, a native of Georgia, graduated from West Point in 1836. As an Army engineer, Meigs was responsible for the construction of the Washington Aqueduct and for overseeing construction of the wings and dome of the U.S. Capitol. During the Civil War he served as Quartermaster General for the United States Army. Meigs retired from the army in 1882, but remained active with various engineering projects in the Washington, D. C. area until his death.
    A book of drawings of the Washington Aqueduct, 1858-1859, illustrating reservoirs, tunnels, bridges, culverts, and other elements. Also included is a U.S.Senate document, 1864, relating to the Aqueduct construction. The cover is marked "Progress of the Washington Aqueduct, Profile, 1858-59, Capt. Montgomery C. Meigs, United States Engineers, Washington." 2007 addendum: Scrapbooks of Meigs, containing clippings from Washington, D. C. newspapers concerning the Washington Aqueduct and water supply, engineering projects, building construction, architecture, and other topics, including "Indian Wars."
    1 series.
    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 1975, 1994, and 2007 addenda were collected by the Division of Engineering and Industry (later 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.
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    Division of the History of Technology, National Museum of American History.
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    Architecture -- Washington (D.C.)
    Bridges -- Washington (D.C.)
    Civil engineering
    Civil engineers
    Hydraulic structures
    Reservoirs -- Washington (D.C.)
    Washington Aqueduct
    Subject - Geographical: 
    Washington (D.C.)
    West Point (N.Y.)
    Post Office Building (Washington, D.C.)
    United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)
    Pension Building
    Form / Genre: 
    Drawings -- 19th century
    Photographs -- 19th century
    Clippings -- 1850-1900.
    Repository Loc: 
    Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History: Archives Center. P.O. Box 37012, Suite 1100, MRC 601, Constitution Ave., between 12th and 14th Sts., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20013-7012. Call 202-633-3270 for appointment. Fax: 202-786-2453.
    Local Number: 
    293,969 (NMAH Acc.)
    317,915 (NMAH Acc.)
    1994.0052 (NMAH Acc.)
    2007.3204 (NMAH Acc.)
    History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI (collector).
    Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI (collector).
    Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI (collector).
    Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI (collector).
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    Archives Center at American HistoryACNMAH 0984Add Copy to MyList

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