White, Canvass, 1790-1834

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1790-09-08
Death 1834-12-18

Biographical notes:

Engineer.

From the description of Diary, 1823. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 122641026

Canal engineer and cement manufacturer of Whitestown, Oneida County, N.Y.

Canvass White served in the War of 1812, made surveys on the Erie Canal, visited England to study canals, introduced hydraulic cement into the United States, manufactured cement, was president of the Cohoes Company, chief engineer of the Delaware Breakwater, the Delaware and Rariton Canal, the Enfield Falls Canal, the Louisville & Portsland Canal, the Union Canal, and consulting engineer for the Chambly Canal, the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal, the New York Waterworks, the Portsmouth & Lancaster Railroad, for improvements on the Union Canal, and for other engineering projects.

From the description of Canvass White papers, 1814-1835. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63936601

Canal engineer and cement manufacturer of Whitestown, Oneida County, N.Y.

Canvass White served in the War of 1812, made surveys on the Erie Canal, visited England to study canals, introduced hydraulic cement into the United States, manufactured cement, was president of the Cohoes Company, chief engineer of the Delaware Breakwater, the Delaware and Rariton Canal, the Enfield Falls Canal, the Louisville & Portsland Canal, the Union Canal, and consulting engineer for the Chambly Canal, the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal, the New York Waterworks, the Portsmouth & Lancaster Railroad, for improvements on the Union Canal, and for other engineering projects.

From the guide to the Canvass White Papers, 1814-1835, (Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library)



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Subjects:

  • Engineering
  • Railroads
  • Cement--Industries
  • Canals

Occupations:

not available for this record

Places:

  • Mohawk River (as recorded)
  • Chambly Canal (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Erie Canal (N.Y.) (as recorded)
  • Erie Canal (as recorded)
  • Whitestown (N.Y.) (as recorded)
  • New York (State)--Chittenango (as recorded)
  • Delaware and Raritan Canal (as recorded)
  • Louisville and Portland Canal (as recorded)
  • Delaware Breakwater (as recorded)
  • Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (as recorded)
  • Union Canal (as recorded)
  • Croton Aqueduct (N.Y.) (as recorded)
  • New York (State) (as recorded)
  • Chesapeake and Delaware Canal (Del. and Md.) (as recorded)
  • Champlain Canal (N.Y.) (as recorded)
  • Enfield Falls Canal (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania Canal (Pa.) (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania Canal (as recorded)