Abert, John James, 1788-1863

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Topographical engineer.

From the description of John James Abert papers, 1840-1851. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449638

John James Abert (1788-1863) was a topographical engineer for the United States Army. He supervised many early national engineering projects, including the planning for a wagon road from Genoa, Utah to Carson Valley, Nevada.

From the description of John James Abert letter, 1861 February 7. (Brigham Young University). WorldCat record id: 159957417

John James Abert served as commander of the Topographical Bureau and Corps of Topographical Engineers, 1829-1861.

William G. Williams was born in 1801. He served as an officer in the United States Army Corps of Topographical Engineers, and he was commander of the U.S. Lake Survey, 1841-1845. He was killed during the Mexican War in the Battle of Monterey, 1846.

From the description of John James Abert letters to W.G. Williams, 1838-1844. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79699853

John James Abert served as commander of the Topographical Bureau and Corps of Topographical Engineers, 1829-1861.

William G. Williams was born in 1801. He served as an officer in the United States Army Corps of Topographical Engineers, and he was commander of the U.S. Lake Survey, 1841-1845. He was killed during the Mexican War in the Battle of Monterey, 1846.

From the description of John James Abert letters to W.G. Williams, 1838-1844. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702150686

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referencedIn Hughes, George W. (George Wurtz), 1806-1870. Reconnoissance near New Orleans : for military purposes / by George Wurtz Hughes, 1842 Sep 30. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Todd, Charles Stewart, 1791-1871. Charles Stewart Todd : miscellaneous papers, 1839-1867. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Abert, John James, 1788-1863. John James Abert letters to W.G. Williams, 1838-1844. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Graham, J. D. (James Duncan), 1799-1865. J.D. Graham papers, 1804-1896 (bulk 1848-1865). Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf John James Abert letters, 1812-1857 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn John James Audubon collection, 1823-1898, 1826-1840 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Abert, John James, 1788-1863. John James Abert papers, 1840-1851. Library of Congress
referencedIn Audubon, John James, 1785-1851. Papers, 1821-1845. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Christopher Van Deventer papers, Van Deventer, Christopher, papers, 1799-1925 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Stansbury, Howard, 1806-1863. Letter : Cleveland, Ohio, to Colonel John James Abert, Washington, D.C., 1853 Dec 30. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Armstrong, John, 1758-1843. Letters, 1830-1838. Indiana University
creatorOf Nicollet, J. N. (Joseph Nicolas), 1786-1843. Joseph N. Nicollet papers, 1822-1843. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Wool, John Ellis, 1784-1869. Letter: to Colonel John J. Abert /by John Ellis Wool, 1848 Jan 3. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn John James Audubon papers, 1813-1880 (inclusive), 1828-1855 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Abert, John James, 1788-1863. John James Abert letters to W.G. Williams, 1838-1844. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn J. D. Graham papers, 1804-1896, 1848-1865 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Library. Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection. 1668-1983. American Philosophical Society
referencedIn U.S. History mss., 1612-1977 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIc, 1826-1836 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Samuel George Morton Papers, 1819-1850 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Derby, George Horatio, 1823-1861. Letters to John James Abert [facsimiles], 1850-1859. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Frémont, Jessie Benton, 1824-1902. ALS, [1843?] May 22 : to Col. John James Abert. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Morris Tyler family collection of John James Audubon, 1697-1982, 1820-1855 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Van Deventer, Christopher, d. 1838. Christopher Van Deventer papers, 1799-1925. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn John James Audubon Papers, 1821-1845 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Nicollet, J. N. (Joseph Nicolas), 1786-1843. J.N. Nicollet letters received from John James Abert and John Charles Frémont, 1838-1841. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Audubon, John James, 1785-1851. Morris Tyler family collection of John James Audubon, 1697-1982 (bulk 1820-1855). Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IId, 1837-1844 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Eastwick Collection, 1746-1929, 1746-1929 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Derby, George Horatio, 1823-1861. George Horatio Derby Reports [manuscript], 1855-1856. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf Nicollet, J. N. (Joseph Nicolas), 1786-1843. J.N. Nicollet letters received from John James Abert and John Charles Frémont, 1838-1841. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Simpson, J. H. (James Hervey), 1813-1883. Letter : to R. H. Kern / by J. H. Simpson, 1850 Dec 10. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Abert, John James, 1788-1863. John James Abert letter, 1861 February 7. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIe. 1845-1865. American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Stansbury, Howard, 1806-1863. Letter : Cleveland, Ohio, to Colonel John James Abert, Washington, D.C., 1853 Dec 30. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Peale-Sellers Family Collection, 1686-1963, 1686-1963 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Harlan, Richard, 1796-1843. Letter: to Col. J. J. Abert /by Richard Harlan, 1837 Feb. 25. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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associatedWith Audubon, John James, 1785-1851. person
associatedWith Audubon, John Woodhouse, 1812-1862 person
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associatedWith Cooper, Thomas, 1759-1839 person
associatedWith Coues, Elliott, 1842-1899 person
associatedWith Cuvier, Georges, Baron, 1769-1832 person
associatedWith Darlington, William, 1782-1863 person
associatedWith Derby, George Horatio, 1823-1861. person
associatedWith Edison, Thomas A., (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931 person
associatedWith Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955 person
associatedWith Everett, Edward, 1794-1865 person
associatedWith Fitch, John person
associatedWith Frémont, Jessie Benton, 1824-1902. person
associatedWith Genth, F. A., (Frederick Augustus), 1820-1893 person
associatedWith Graham, J. D. (James Duncan), 1799-1865. person
associatedWith Gray, Asa, 1810-1888 person
associatedWith Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872 person
associatedWith Harding, Warren G. person
associatedWith Harlan, Richard, 1796-1843. person
associatedWith Holt, Joseph, 1807-1894, person
associatedWith Hughes, George W. (George Wurtz), 1806-1870. person
associatedWith Morton, Samuel George, 1799-1851 person
associatedWith Newcomb, Simon person
associatedWith Newton, Isaac, Sir, 1642-1727 person
associatedWith Nicollet, J. N. (Joseph Nicolas), 1786-1843. person
associatedWith Peale-Sellers families. person
associatedWith Poinsett, Joel Roberts, 1779-1851 person
associatedWith Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796 person
associatedWith Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813 person
associatedWith Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe, 1793-1864 person
associatedWith Seybert, Adam, 1773-1825 person
associatedWith Simpson, J. H. (James Hervey), 1813-1883. person
associatedWith Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866 person
associatedWith Stansbury, Howard, 1806-1863. person
associatedWith Stevens, Henry person
correspondedWith Stuart, Alexander H. H. (Alexander Hugh Holmes), 1807-1891 person
associatedWith Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872 person
associatedWith Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824 person
associatedWith Todd, Charles Stewart, 1791-1871. person
associatedWith United States. Army. Corps of Topographical Engineers. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Topographical Bureau. corporateBody
associatedWith U.S. Lake Survey. corporateBody
associatedWith Van Deventer, Christopher, 1788-1838 person
associatedWith Van Deventer, Christopher, d. 1838. person
associatedWith Waterton, Charles, 1782-1865 person
associatedWith Wayne, Anthony person
associatedWith Williams, W. G. (William G.), d. 1846. person
associatedWith Wistar family. family
associatedWith Wool, John Ellis, 1784-1869. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Utah
Great Lakes (North America)
United States
Cattaraugus Creek (N.Y.)
United States
Cattaraugus Creek (N.Y.)
Great Lakes (North America)
Nevada
Subject
Surveying--Instruments
Roads--Design and construction--History--Sources
Roads--History--Sources
Occupation
Topographical engineers
Soldiers--19th century.--United States
Engineers
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Birth 1788-09-17

Death 1863-01-27

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