Allen, Horatio, 1802-1889

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Civil engineer, inventor. A.B. Columbia, 1823. Resident engineer, Delaware and Hudson Company. Consultant for Erie Railroad; president 1843. Consultant for construction of the Brooklyn Bridge. See sketch in Dictionary of American Biography.

From the description of Diary, 1828. (Harvard Business School). WorldCat record id: 269581245

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referencedIn Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary. Correspondence, 1863-1879 Smithsonian Institution Archives
referencedIn Papers, 1820-1885. New York State Historical Documents Inventory
referencedIn Townsend family papers, 1799-1902, 1812-1871 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Wurts, John S. (John Sparhawk), 1876-1958,. Wurts family papers, 1699-1964. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Allen, Horatio, 1802-1889. Diary, 1828. Harvard Business School, Knowledge and Library Services/Baker Library
referencedIn Hale Family Papers, 1698-1916, (bulk 1810-1909) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Horatio Allen Papers National Museum of American History (U.S.). Archives Center
referencedIn Wawa, Inc. Historical collection, 1737-1965. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Townsend family. Papers, 1799-1902, bulk (1812-1871) New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Allen family. Papers, 1818-1925. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Jervis, John B. (John Bloomfield), 1795-1885. Papers, 1820-1884 [microform]. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Records of the U.S. Coast Guard. National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Peale-Sellers family collection, 1686-1963 American Philosophical Society
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associatedWith Allen family. family
correspondedWith Boutwell, George S. person
correspondedWith Bristow, Benjamin Helm person
associatedWith Delaware and Hudson Railroad Corporation. corporateBody
correspondedWith Hale family family
correspondedWith Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878 person
associatedWith Jervis, John B. (John Bloomfield), 1795-1885. person
associatedWith Lord, Russel F., d. 1867. person
associatedWith Peale-Sellers families. person
associatedWith Townsend family family
associatedWith Townsend family. family
associatedWith Wawa, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Wurts, John S. (John Sparhawk), 1876-1958, person
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Birth 1802-05-10

Death 1889-12-31



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