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WILLIAM W. WRIGHT COLLECTION
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Box: 1 Fold: 3 Page 56
Date: 12/25/1875

DESCRIPTION: Contains news item(s) bearing the following headline(s):

@ The New Viaduct - How a Railroad Builds a Bridge - The New Market Street Bridge Constructed in Two Hundred and Seven Working Hours - Fastest Bridge-building Time on Record... (12/25/1875).

@ Pencil diagram in fragments probably by William Wright re canal excavation (unlabelled, undated).

Box: 1 Fold: 3 Page 57
Datespan: c.1857-1880

DESCRIPTION: Contains news item(s) bearing the following headline(s):

@ The Quality of Rails Manufactured by the "Phoenix" and "Safe Harbor" Iron Works [Statement showing the wear and tear of iron rails on the Pennsylvania Railway, 1849-1857.]

@ Ink diagram showing the proposed excavation of the Panama Canal. On stationery of William W. Wright.

Box: 1 Fold: 3 Page 58
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains notes by William W. Wright re canal construction.

Box: 1 Fold: 3 Page 59
Date: 12/31/1879

DESCRIPTION: Contains printed tribute to Ferdinand de Lesseps from various Panamanian townships re their support of the canal construction.

Box: 1 Fold: 3 Page 60
Date: 9/17/1875

DESCRIPTION: Contains news item(s) bearing the following headline(s):

@ The Iron Horse - English Celebration of the Establishment of Railways - The First Effort Fifty Years Ago (New York Herald, 9/17/1875). Re anniversary of the first British railway.

@ Watt's Steam Engine Improvements. Re James Watts' invention.

@ Alloys of Copper.

@ The Coal Beds of the World - Will They Last? (Philadelphia Ledger, 4/9/?).

Box: 1 Fold: 4 Page 61
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains news item(s) bearing the following headline(s):

@ pp. 51, 53 and 54 from the Bulletin du Canal Interoceanique. Article entitled, "Description Sommaire du Trace du Canal a Niveau par Panama." Includes a map showing the proposed route and a geological chart.

@ The Centennial Exhibition (5/10/1876-11/10/1876). Re exhibitions commemorating the US centennial in Philadelphia.

Box: 1 Fold: 4 Page 62
Date: 5/8/1879

DESCRIPTION: Contains news item(s) bearing the following headline(s):

@ The Old Dominion - New and Important Enterprises - Coal, Iron, and Agricultural Interests of the Virginias - Northern Capitalists at Work, etc. (5/8/1879). Continued on p.63.

Box: 1 Fold: 4 Page 63
Date: c. 1858

DESCRIPTION: Contains news item(s) bearing the following headline(s):

@ At Home - W.W. Wright, Esq.... (1858).

@ Wrecks of Washington Life (Phildelphia Press). Re the homeless.

@ Dark Side of Railroad Life. Re railroad workmen.

Box: 1 Fold: 4 Page 64
Datespan: c. 1879-1881

DESCRIPTION: Contains news item(s) bearing the following headline(s):

@ Canal Schemes - The Various Projects for Uniting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Discusses the numerous prospective interoceanic routes including Tehuantepec, Nicaragua, and Panama.

@ In Panama - Gen. W.W. Wright... Re arrival to participate in canal territory surveys for Lesseps.

@ A View of Honduras (Cincinnati Gazette, 12/2/1881). Re the US "Honduras Railway Company" set up by E.G. Squier.

@ Government Railroad Material. Re William Wright's activities for the US Military Railroad Bureau.

@ Col. W.W. Wright. Re more on Wright's career in the railroad business.

@ Letter to the editor re Wright's work with railroads.

Box: 1 Fold: 4 Page 65
Datespan: 3/10/1882-3/11/1882

DESCRIPTION: Contains newspaper obituaries for William W. Wright, who died 3/9/1882. Includes a biographical sketch from the American Society of Civil Engineers.



Box: 1 Fold: 4 Page 66
Datespan: 3/9/1882-3/15/1882

DESCRIPTION: Contains newspaper obituaries for William W. Wright.



Box: 1 Fold: 4 Page 67
Datespan: 3/11/1882-3/29/1882

DESCRIPTION: Contains newspaper obituaries for William W. Wright.

Box: 1 Fold: 4 Page 68
Datespan: 3/11/1882-10/18/1883

DESCRIPTION: Contains newspaper obituaries for William W. Wright. Includes biographical sketches.



Box: 1 Fold: 4 Page 69
Dated: January 1868

DESCRIPTION: Contains cut-out page of a map (in color) of Abyssinia from Colton's Journal of Georgraphy, January 1868.

Box: 1 Fold: 4 Page 70
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains newsprint map of Africa by George F. Cram.

Box: 1 Fold: 5 Scrapbook Covers
Patent date: 1/30/1877

DESCRIPTION: Contains front and back covers of the scrapbook.

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