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Collection TitleCL 182 Frederic Leach PapersCreatorChemung County Historical Society
Processed ByRachel Dworkin

The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Dean McKay in 2019.

Extent1 linear feet
AbstractThis collection contains the records the personal and professional papers of civil engineer Frederic Leach.

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This folder contains the following documents: technical drawing of water tank foundation at Seely Creek; tax assessment against Elmira Water, Light & Railroad Co. for improvements to pavement, 1902; key to unknown plot map.DocumentsMP 07D-15F-01
This folder contains the following maps: City of Elmira, 1900; plot map of Dewittsburg, Elmira, 1892; Elmira Industrial Association (Elmira Heights), ca. 1890s; Nephawin Lake Park plot map, Ontario, Canada, ca. 1890s; survey map of Geo. R. Suthertim’s lands, New York City; Cincinnati Southern Railway through Kentucky & Tennessee, 1875; coal fields of Crab Orchard, Tennessee; Gainesville, McAlester & St. Louis Railway through the mid-west; Maxwell Land Grant Co. lands, New Mexico, 1881; State of Sonora, Mexico, 1882.MapsMP 07D-15F-01
This folder contains the following technical drawings: Fairbanks Railroad track scales, 1882; tower & swing crane for riveting machine at W.B. Bement & Son Industrial Works, Philadelphia, 1881; railroad transfer table, unknown location, 1882; Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad pattern house, Aurora, Illinois, 1882; Plan of Chicago & North Western RW Chicago shops, West Chicago, 1882; plan of railroad transfer table, Missouri Valley Bridge Iron Works; Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad roundhouse, 1879; map of West Milwaukee Shop Grounds, Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad, 1882. Technical DrawingsMP 07D-15F-02
This folder contains the following technical drawings for Red River Bridge, 1886: plan of caisson and crib; plan of pier one; plan of false work. Technical DrawingsMP 07D-15F-03
This folder contains the following technical drawings associated with the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad, 1881-1882: Wasica Depot floor plan and elevations; section house plans, elevations and masonry details; plan of sand drying house; plan of ice house; round house roof design; plan of carpenters' residence; plan of bed plate for tracks; cross sections of rail beds; plans of ties for switches; plan of foundation and frame for water tank.Technical DrawingsMP 07D-15F-03
This folder contains the following technical drawings: Railroad station at Wallace, New Mexico, 1880; plans for unidentified railroad bridge; plan and elevations of baggage house at Albuquerque, 1881; general plan of small openings, 1881; plan of Albina shops, 1884; plan of Elkhart machine shops, Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad; plan of approach to Washita River on the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railroad, 1887; general plan of wooden bridge; general plan of section houses; general plan of culvert, Gainesville, Texas, 1886; sketch of pile for Rio Grande Bridge at El Paso; bridge seat for woolen mill, 1876. Technical DrawingsMP 07D-15F-04

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