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Guide to the Clippings and Pamphlets on Galveston Harbor 1872-1886

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Descriptive Summary


Clippings and Pamphlets on Galveston Harbor



Manuscript Number:

Crerar Ms 290


2 volumes


Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.


Clippings, bills, maps and pamphlets on Galveston Harbor collected by Octave Chanute.

Information on Use


The collection is open for research.


When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Clippings and Pamphlets on Galveston Harbor, Crerar Ms 290, Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Scope Note

Clippings, bills, maps and pamphlets on Galveston Harbor collected by Octave Chanute.

Volume 1: Clippings, Bills and Maps on Galveston Harbor, 1884-1886

This scrapbook contains an assortment of clippings, maps and other materials on Galveston Harbor. The clippings include stories from local newspapers detailing planned changes to the harbor and pieces from the American Contract Journal about potential improvements. The other pieces include a U.S. Senate bill to provide for the improvement of the channel between Galveston Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico and various maps and illustrations of the harbor.

Volume 2: Pamphlets on Galveston Harbor, 1872-1885

This volume contains an assortment of printed materials regarding the harbor in Galveston, Texas. They range from a memorial of the proposition for deep water at Galveston, to opinion pieces about potential improvements for Galveston Harbor, to government documents such as reports by the U.S. Army Chief of Engineers and the United States Senate. Includes 10 items.

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Subject Headings


Volume 1

Crerar Ms 290