Robert E. Lee engineering notebook

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Title
Robert E. Lee engineering notebook
Names
Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870 (Creator)
Collection

Robert E. Lee engineering notebook

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1841 - 1842
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 1716
Topics
Engineers
Fortification -- New York (N.Y.) -- New York
Military engineering
Surveying -- New York (N.Y.) -- New York
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
Genres
Sketches
Drawings
Notebooks
Notes
Biographical/historical: Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870) served as General of the Confederate Army in the U.S. Civil War and was president of Washington College in Lexington, Virginia from 1865 to 1870.
Physical Description
Extent: .15 linear foot (1 v.)
Description
Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870) served as General of the Confederate Army in the U.S. Civil War and was president of Washington College in Lexington, Virginia from 1865 to 1870. Notebook was kept by Lee when he was an army engineer stationed at Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn, New York. Notebook consists of 53 leaves containing structural and technical sketches, mensural data, mathematical calculations, and architectural, engineering and surveying notes relating to Forts Hamilton, Morton, Richmond, Lafayette and Battery Hudson.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11883983
MSS Unit ID: 1719
Archives collections id: archives_collections_1719
Photo Order: 58220
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 71fc0920-7560-0135-d072-07f451794ebc
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1807: Creator Born
  • 1841: Created (Approximate)
  • 1870: Creator Died
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2018: Found by you!
  • 2019

MLA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Robert E. Lee engineering notebook" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1841 - 1842. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/0a024960-9589-0135-2f67-5bbd86b373a8

Chicago/Turabian Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Robert E. Lee engineering notebook" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 12, 2018. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/0a024960-9589-0135-2f67-5bbd86b373a8

APA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1841 - 1842). Robert E. Lee engineering notebook Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/0a024960-9589-0135-2f67-5bbd86b373a8

Wikipedia Citation

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Robert E. Lee engineering notebook