Guide to the Trautwine Family Papers,
1834-1947

Collection Number: 760

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library

Contact Information:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
2B Carl A. Kroch Library
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-3530
Fax: (607) 255-9524
rareref@cornell.edu
http://rmc.library.cornell.edu
Compiled by:
M.E. Warren
Date completed:
August 1997
EAD encoding:
Martin Heggestad, July 2004

© 2002 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Trautwine family papers, 1834-1947.
Collection Number:
760
Creator:
Trautwine family.
Quantity:
7.1 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, diaries, clippings, photographs, and other material.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Correspondence, diaries, clippings, photographs, and other material relating largely to the engineering interests of John Cresson Trautwine, Sr. (1810-83), II (1850-1924), and III (1878-1949). Papers concern railroad promotion and construction (1844-49); experiences of Trautwine, Sr., while he worked in New Granada, and conditions in that province (1844-49); engineering matters; student letters; papers relating to Samuel Ashbridge, former mayor of Philadelphia (1906), the 1912 presidential campaign, the League to Enforce Peace (1916-18), and a letter (1887) from Oliver Wendell Holmes to Mrs. Trautwine. Correspondents include William H. Balch, Clinton Lathrop Bogert, John Ripley Freeman, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Philadelphia Bureau of Water.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Correspondence, diaries, clippings, photographs, and other material relating largely to the engineering interests of John Cresson Trautwine, Sr. (1810-83), II (1850-1924), and III (1878-1949). Papers concern railroad promotion and construction (1844-49); experiences of Trautwine, Sr., while he worked in New Granada, and conditions in that province (1844-49); engineering matters; student letters; papers relating to Samuel Ashbridge, former mayor of Philadelphia (1906), the 1912 presidential campaign, the League to Enforce Peace (1916-18), and a letter (1887) from Oliver Wendell Holmes to Mrs. Trautwine. Correspondents include William H. Balch, Clinton Lathrop Bogert, John Ripley Freeman, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Philadelphia Bureau of Water.

SUBJECTS

Names:
Trautwine family.
Ashbridge, Samuel.
Balch, William H.
Bogert, Clinton Lathrop.
Freeman, John Ripley.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894.
Trautwine, John C. (John Cresson), 1810-1883.
Trautwine, John C. (John Cresson), 1850-1924.
Trautwine, John C. (John Cresson), 1878-1949.
American Society of Civil Engineers.
League to Enforce Peace (U.S.)
Philadelphia Bureau of Water.

Subjects:
Engineering.
Presidents--United States--Election--1912.
Railroads.
Railroads--Design and construction.
Engineers.

Places:
Colombia--Description and travel.
Colombia--Surveys.

Form and Genre Terms:
Diaries.
Photographs.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Trautwine family papers, #760. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Date
Description
Container
1843-1893
Correspondence
Box 1
n.d.
Correspondence
Box 1
1843-1849
Legal documents, receipts
Box 1
Ritter estate
1872-1883
Accounts
Box 1
1875
Will
Box 1
William Trautwine, Sr.
1883
Records
Box 1
John C. Trautwine Estate et al.
1660-1906
Records
Box 1
Bradford Family
n.d.
Genealogy
Box 1
Trautwine Genealogy
n.d.
Miscellany
Box 1
1896-1942
Correspondence
Box 2
n.d.
Correspondence
Box 2
Peronal Files
Box 2
(alphabetically arranged) A-B: correspondence, biographical material, news clippings, includes Samuel H. Ashbridge; A.S.E. Ackermann; Walter Atlee
Personal Files
Box 3
B-H: includes Charles R. and Edwin H. Barker; Jules Beloin; Clinton L. Bogart; Charton P. Bolles; Lydia T. Boring; Maynard Boice; Mrs. C. Robert Grimm
Personal Files
Box 4
H-T: includes Rudolph Hering; Helen V. Hughes; Max Livingston; Morris, Wheeler and Co.; Capt. John Montresor; Myretetus (genealogy); George W. Penfield
1908-1944
Personal Files
Box 4
William H. Balch
1945-1948
Personal Files
Box 5
William H. Balch
n.d.
Personal Files
Box 5
C
Subject Files
Box 6
(alphabetically arranged): includes arch bridges; bridges; pumps; engines; politics; pollution; railroads; religion
Subject Files
Box 7
Religion; Rochester and Lake Ontario Water Co.; Sanitation; War; Water; also J.C. Trautwine III, personal
1866-1891
Volumes
Box 8
Diaries, accounts (very fragile)
Volumes
Box 9
Photo albums, poetry book, sketch book, notes
Photographs
Box 10
1902-1923
Miscellany
Box 11
Theatre programs, miscellany
1903-1915
Correspondence
Box 12
Correspondence 1903-1915; J.C. Trautwine III, 1909-1911
n.d.
Miscellany
Box 12
Bradford Family 1660-1906
n.d.
Photographs
Box 13
Maps
Box 13
Anthracite Coal Regions of Pennsylvania; Canton Berne