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Subjects, 1907 - 1940


Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The John F. Stevens Papers consist of correspondence, manuscripts, news clippings, books, photographs, blueprints and maps collected by John F. Stevens. The Papers are arranged in 8 Series according to subject and material type, in 11 boxes and 1 map case drawer.


  • 1907 - 1940

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Most manuscripts collections at the Georgetown University Booth Family Center for Special Collections are open to researchers; however, restrictions may apply to some collections. Collections stored off site require a

minimum of three days for retrieval. For use of all manuscripts collections, researchers are advised to contact the Booth Family Center for Special Collections in advance of any visit.


From the Collection: 16.75 Linear Feet (12 boxes)

Language of Materials


Container Summary

The Subjects Series is primarily made up of groups of correspondence and reports relating to various projects with which Stevens was associated during his career, almost all from after his work in Panama. The only material from Panama are two bound petitions from workers on Canal project asking Stevens to withdraw his resignation. Materials from his work in East Asia are particularly interesting, including plans for the Chinese Eastern Railway and letters Stevens wrote to the U.S. Secretary of State Charles Evans Hughes about Stevens work on the Interallied Technical Board. Later materials mainly involve Stevens work as a consultant on various railroad and other civil engineering projects elsewhere in the United States including the Mississippi River Flood Control Project, The Eldorado & Santa Fe Railway, the Oregon Railway, the Boston & Maine Railway, a Nicaragua Canal Survey, the Boulder Dam, the Transbay Bridge in San Francisco and the Aerocete Corporation.

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

Lauinger Library, 5th Floor
37th and O Streets, N.W.
Washington DC 20057