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National Archives at Philadelphia [Contact Us]
1871-1948
(Bulk: 1907-1943)
Creator:
United States. War Dept. Office of the Chief of Engineers.
Extent: 113 linear feet
The Philadelphia District of the Army Corps of Engineers was established in 1866, to manage the water resources of the Delaware River Basin, and of the Atlantic Coast from the Manasquan Inlet of New Jersey to the southern boundary of Delaware. The ?General correspondence relating to Civil Works projects originating under the Wilmington and Philadelphia Engineers? collection houses correspondence, blueprints, maps, bids, photographs and reports dating from 1871 to 1948 [bulk 1907-1943]. This collection relates to civil engineering projects in the Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey area, such as: dredging of rivers, creeks and harbors; flood control; removing wrecks; bridge building and maintenance; dam building and maintenance; and relocations of roads, cemeteries and railroad lines. (View full finding aid.)
title
General correspondence relating to Civil Works projects originating under the Wilmington and Philadelphia Engineers
creator
United States. War Dept. Office of the Chief of Engineers.
id
NARA.RG.77
repository
extent
113 linear feet
inclusive date
1871-1948
bulk date
1907-1943
abstract/scope/contents
The Philadelphia District of the Army Corps of Engineers was established in 1866, to manage the water resources of the Delaware River Basin, and of the Atlantic Coast from the Manasquan Inlet of New Jersey to the southern boundary of Delaware. The ?General correspondence relating to Civil Works projects originating under the Wilmington and Philadelphia Engineers? collection houses correspondence, blueprints, maps, bids, photographs and reports dating from 1871 to 1948 [bulk 1907-1943]. This collection relates to civil engineering projects in the Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey area, such as: dredging of rivers, creeks and harbors; flood control; removing wrecks; bridge building and maintenance; dam building and maintenance; and relocations of roads, cemeteries and railroad lines.
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