Abert, John James, 1788-1863

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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

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referencedIn Samuel George Morton Papers, 1819-1850 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Audubon, John James, 1785-1851. Papers, 1821-1845. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Alexander Dallas Bache Papers.
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
referencedIn John James Audubon papers, 1813-1880 (inclusive), 1828-1855 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Historical Society Of Pennsylvania. Gratz Collection.
referencedIn Derby, George Horatio, 1823-1861. George Horatio Derby Reports [manuscript], 1855-1856. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
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
creatorOf Abert, John James, 1788-1863. John James Abert letters to W.G. Williams, 1838-1844. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Derby, George Horatio, 1823-1861. Letters to John James Abert [facsimiles], 1850-1859. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Library. Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection. 1668-1983. American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Christopher Van Deventer papers, Van Deventer, Christopher, papers, 1799-1925 William L. Clements Library
creatorOf Abert, John James, 1788-1863. John James Abert letters to W.G. Williams, 1838-1844. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Bache, A. D. (Alexander Dallas), 1806-1867. Alexander Dallas Bache Papers, 1821-1869 Smithsonian Institution Archives
creatorOf Abert, John James, 1788-1863. John James Abert papers, 1840-1851. Library of Congress
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 Todd, Charles Stewart, 1791-1871. Charles Stewart Todd : miscellaneous papers, 1839-1867. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Peale-Sellers family collection, 1686-1963 American Philosophical Society
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 Abert, John James, 1788-1863. John James Abert letter, 1861 February 7. Harold B. Lee 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 U.S. History mss., 1612-1977 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
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 American Philosophical Society. Aps Archives.
referencedIn Harlan, Richard, 1796-1843. Letter: to Col. J. J. Abert /by Richard Harlan, 1837 Feb. 25. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIc, 1826-1836 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn John James Audubon Papers, 1821-1845 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Van Deventer, Christopher, d. 1838. Christopher Van Deventer papers, 1799-1925. William L. Clements Library
referencedIn Coffin, James H. (James Henry), 1806-1873. James Henry Coffin Papers, 1848-1884 Smithsonian Institution Archives
referencedIn John James Audubon collection, 1823-1898, 1826-1840 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Weather Bureau National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Eastwick Collection, 1746-1929, 1746-1929 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 Records of the U.S. Coast Guard. 1785-2005.
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IId, 1837-1844 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 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
referencedIn Graham, J. D. (James Duncan), 1799-1865. J.D. Graham papers, 1804-1896 (bulk 1848-1865). Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn J. D. Graham papers, 1804-1896, 1848-1865 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Nicollet, J. N. (Joseph Nicolas), 1786-1843. Joseph N. Nicollet papers, 1822-1843. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf John James Abert letters, 1812-1857 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn National Archives And Records Administration. Rg 77: Chief Of Engineers.
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIe. 1845-1865. American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 7058: National Institute Records.
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associatedWith United States. Army. Corps of Topographical Engineers. corporateBody
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associatedWith Williams, W. G. (William G.), d. 1846. person
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associatedWith Wool, John Ellis, 1784-1869. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Great Lakes (North America)
Cattaraugus Creek (N.Y.)
United States
Great Lakes (North America)
Utah
Nevada
Cattaraugus Creek (N.Y.)
United States
Subject
Surveying--Instruments
Roads--Design and construction--History--Sources
Roads--History--Sources
Science In Europe
Occupation
Soldiers--19th century.--United States
Engineers
Topographical engineers
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Birth 1788-09-17

Death 1863-01-27

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