Guide to the Horatio Allen Papers

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1447
Creators:
Allen, Horatio, 1802-1889
Dates:
1840-1872
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.2 Cubic feet
1 box, 1 map folder
Repository:
The collection documents civil engineer Horatio Allen's work with the Croton Aqueduct Board in New York, and with the New York Bridge Company.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of civil engineer Horatio Allen's professional papers and documents his work with the Croton Aqueduct Board in New York, and with the New York Bridge Company. The collection does not contain materials related to his presidency of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Included are correspondence, technical writings, patents, specifications, legal documents. The technical papers in this collection are primarily focused on hydrants, steam engines, and cut off valves for steam engines.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as a single series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Horatio Allen (May 10 1802 – December 31 1889) was an engineer in the early days of the American railroad industry. He also served as the Commissioner of the Croton Aqueduct Board and was involved in the New York Bridge Company, which built the Brooklyn Bridge.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Miles Lawlor; supervised by Alison Oswald, archivist, August 2019.
Author
Miles Lawlor

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.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation
Horatio Allen Papers, 1840-1872, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.

Related Materials
Materials at Other Organizations
South Caroliniana Library at the University of South Carolina
Horatio Allen papers, 1830-1834

Custodial History
Custodial History
Transferred to the Archives Center in 2017 by the Division of Work Industry.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Croton Aqueduct (N.Y.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence -- 19th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fire hydrants Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hydraulic engineering and engineers Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Legal documents -- 19th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Patents -- 19th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Specifications -- 19th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Steam-engines Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Valves Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New York (N.Y.). Croton Aqueduct Board Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New York Bridge Company 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