Robert Henry Thurston Papers,1859-1902

Collection Number: 16-2-40

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Robert Henry Thurston papers, 1859-1902.
Collection Number:
16-2-40
Creator:
Robert Henry Thurston, 1839-1903.
Quantity:
1.4 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, reprints, a photograph album, and diplomas.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Correspondence, reprints, photograph album from Brown University, Class of 1859 and diplomas. The correspondence concerns experiments, inventions, engineering and scientific problems, scientific machinery and instruments.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Director of Sibley College of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanic Arts, Cornell University.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Correspondence, reprints, photograph album from Brown University, Class of 1859 and diplomas. The correspondence concerning experiments, inventions, engineering and scientific problems, scientific machinery and instruments includes letters from Charles Kendall Adams, Edward Atkinson, Alexander Graham Bell, Alonzo Cornell, George William Curtis, Chauncey Depew, Thomas A. Edison, John Ericsson, Daniel Coit Gilman, Abram Hewitt, Edwin J. Houston, B.F. Isherwood, Lord Kelvin, Samuel P. Langley, Seth Low, Cyrus McCormick, Charles Porter and Nikola Tesla.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Thurston, Robert Henry, 1839-1903.
Adams, Charles Kendall, 1835-1902
Atkinson, Edward, 1827-1905.
Bell, Alexander Graham, 1847-1922.
Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919.
Cornell, Alonzo B., 1832-1904.
Curtis, George William, 1824-1892.
Depew, Chauncey M. (Chauncey Mitchell), 1834-1928.
Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931.
Ericsson, John, 1803-1889.
Gilman, Daniel Coit, 1831-1908.
Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903.
Houston, Edwin J. (Edwin James), 1847-1914.
Isherwood, B.F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1822-1915.
Kelvin, William Thomson, 1824-1907.
Langley, S.P. (Samuel Pierpont), 1834-1906.
Low, Seth, 1782-1853.
McCormick, Cyrus Hall, 1809-1884.
Porter, Charles T. (Charles Talbot), 1826-1910.
Tesla, Nikola, 1856-1943.
Brown University--Alumni and alumnae.
Brown University. Class of 1859.
Cornell University--Faculty.
Cornell University--Students.
Cornell University. College of Engineering.
Sibley College of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanic Arts.

Subjects:
Mechanical engineering--Study and teaching.
Engineering--Study and teaching.
Scientific apparatus and instruments--Engineering.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Robert Henry Thurston papers, #16-2-40. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Not all the material in the collection is covered by this guide.
Box 1
Photocopies re: R.H.T. material in other Manuscripts and University Archives collections
Box 2
Articles by Thurston from publications, Volume 1, 1883-1901
Box 2
Articles by Thurston from publications, Volume 2, 1884-1901
Articles by Thurston from publications, 1875-1901
Volume 1
R.H.T.'s Brown University Class of 1859 photograph album [cover torn loose]
Mapcase Folder 1
Diplomas, 38 items (listed in accession folder)
Reel 1
Andrew Carnegie letters to R.H.T., originals at Library of Congress