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John A. Roebling Letters and Reports, 1839 July 2-1846 May 5
Collection Description & Creator Information
The collection consists of 10 bound volumes of administrative records, financial ledgers, meeting minutes, professional correspondence, product specifications, and clippings of the John A. Roebling's Sons Company of Trenton, New Jersey. Materials include three volumes of typescript copies of John A. Roebling's professional correspondence from 1831 to 1865 with Ferdinand Baehr, Charles Swan, and others, including some translations from the German. Also present are a company address book documenting the company's business relationships and contacts in the 1890s; a 1920 company manufacturing specifications catalog for wire rope, with two related pamphlets, inscribed by Siegfried Roebling; Ferdinand W. Roebling, Jr.'s business ledger of price estimates and product specifications for various orders and projects in the early 1900s; a minute book for the Roebling Construction Company (1899-1915) with related correspondence regarding its incorporation and dissolution; a volume of Monnot and Prior U.S. Patents for Compound Conductors (1821-1914), with correspondence interleaved regarding John A. Roebling's Sons Company's potential purchase of patents for wire rope manufacture; and a two-volume scrapbook on the German civil engineer and bridge-builder Karl Bernhard, with clippings in German covering his activities from 1896 to 1934.
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No materials were separated during 2014 processing.
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- Access Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
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John A. Roebling Letters and Reports; John A. Roebling's Sons Company Records, C1483, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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- ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 1