Washington Augustus Roebling Papers,
1885-1926

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7152
Creators:
Roebling, Washington Augustus, 1837-1926
Dates:
1885-1926
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These papers document Roebling's interest in mineralogy, and consist of correspondence with geologists and mineralogists including William F. Foshag, R. B. Gage, Samuel G. Gordon, William F. Hillebrand, George Frederick Kunz, Charles Palache, Samuel Lewis Penfield, Waldemar Theodore Schaller, Earl V. Shannon, Edgar Theodore Wherry, and Herbert Percy Whitlock. Most of the correspondence concerns the sale or acquisition of mineral specimens by Roebling. The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Historical Note
Historical Note
Washington Roebling (1837-1926) was a civil engineer and industrialist. He assisted and succeeded his father, John A. Roebling, in the family firm and is probably best known for his completion of the Brooklyn Bridge. Roebling was an avid collector of minerals and left his collection of over 15,000 specimens to the Smithsonian Institution on his death.

Notes
Personal Papers

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7152, Washington Augustus Roebling Papers

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Roebling, Washington Augustus, 1837-1926 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Foshag, William F. (William Frederick), 1894-1956 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gage, R. B. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gordon, Samuel George, 1897-1952 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hillebrand, W. F. (William Francis), 1853-1925 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kunz, George Frederick, 1856-1932 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Palache, Charles, 1869-1954 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Penfield, Samuel Lewis 1856-1906 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schaller, Waldemar T. (Waldemar Theodore), 1882- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shannon, Earl V. (Earl Victor), 1895- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wherry, Edgar Theodore, 1885- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Whitlock, Herbert P. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Roebling, John A. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mineralogy Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuscripts Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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