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Guide to the William H. Paine Papers
1848-1932 (bulk 1848-1895)
 MS 475

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Creator: Paine, William H., 1828-1890
Title: William H. Paine Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1848-1932
Abstract : William H. Paine (1828-1890) was a civil engineer and surveyor for the Union Army during the Civil War. Post-war, Paine served as an assistant engineer for the Brooklyn Bridge. Throughout his career, Paine worked as a consulting engineer on many bridge, tunnel and railway projects, including the Hudson River Tunnel. This collection documents his early life in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, his work in California gold mines, his service for the Union Army, and his work as an independent engineer in New York City.
Quantity: 3.5 Linear feet (8 boxes, 7 volumes)
Call Phrase: MS 475