Guide to Llewellyn Nathaniel Edwards Papers

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0959
Creators:
Edwards, Llewellyn N., 1873-1952
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1925-1964
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
2.3 Cubic feet
7 boxes
Repository:
The collection documents Llewellyn Nathaniel Edwards, a civil engineer and bridge builder.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection includes captioned photographs of dirt roads in North Carolina and Mississippi, 1913; articles, including reprints from engineering journals; typed and handwritten notes on bridges; a handwritten, bound bibliography on bridges; typed notes on bridges and bridge history, including some drawings; correspondence, most relating to his research on the history of bridges but also relating to other topics; reports on landslides in California; a partial manuscript (L-Z) for a glossary of terms relating to bridge engineering and construction; a typescript of "A Manual of Bridge Construction;" a manuscript of "Bridge Construction in America"; and extensive correspondence with J. P. Snow on the history of wooden bridges.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged into five series.
Series 1: Correspondence, 1919-1950, 1967
Series 2, Photographs,
Series 4, Articles,
Series 5: Publications
Series 6: Drawings, 1911-1931

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The collection contains the papers of Llewellyn Nathaniel Edwards, a graduate of the University of Maine and an expert on bridges and on concrete. Llewellyn Nathaniel Edwards was born in Otisfield, Maine in 1873. He received his Bachelor of Engineering degree in 1898, his C.E. in 1901, and Doctor of Engineering degree in 1927, all from the University of Maine. After graduation he began work as a draftsman for the Boston Bridge Works Company. Between 1905 and 1912, he worked as a bridge designer for various railroad companies, including the Boston and Maine, the Chicago and Northwestern, and the Grand Trunk Railway of Canada. While with the Grand Trunk he was in charge of the reconstruction of five bridges for the city of Toronto, where he began his research in the study of concrete. He was then briefly employed by the U.S. Bureau of Public Roads assigned to the district which included Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana, before becoming bridge engineer for the Maine State Highway Commission in 1921. In 1928, he again was employed by the Bureau of Public Roads as a structural engineer, retiring in 1943 Dr. Edwards served as a captain in the Corps of Engineers in World War I. He became an authority on concrete and was author of A Record of History and Evolution of Early American Bridges as well as numerous articles in professional and scientific journals. Dr. Edwards died in 1952.
Source
The biographical note is from the Llewellyn N. Edwards Papers, Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Department, University of Maine

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Vanessa Broussard Simmons, archivist and Alison Oswald, archivist, 2017.
Author
Vanessa Broussard Simmons
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Preferred Citation
Llewellyn N. Edwards Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Materials in Other Organizations
Materials in Other Organizations
Llewellyn N. Edwards Papers, 1915-1933, Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Department, University of Maine

Related Materials
Materials in the Arcvhives Center
Canadian Bridges Photograph Albums (AC1025)

Custodial History
Custodial History
Transferred to the Archives Center from Division of Work and Industry, 2006.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Wooden bridges Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Writings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Articles -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Roads -- North Carolina Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reprints Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Roads -- Mississippi Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reports Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuscripts -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Notes Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Engineers Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bridges -- Design and construction Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives