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Professional papers of Thomas Lincoln Casey (1831-1896): Washington Monument, Washington, D.C.


Series XXXVIII, Professional papers of Thomas Lincoln Casey (1831-1896): Washington Monument, Washington, D.C., 1848-1895, undated (#40.1-42.30), contains professional correspondence; notes; memoranda; sketches; work diaries; reports; engineering calculations; test results for building materials; financial expenditures and estimates; receipts; contracts; printed material; drawings/ prints; a poem about the Monument; and photographs; relating to Casey's work on the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. The series also contains the papers of Robert Mills, the original architect assigned to the Monument project; and the papers of George W. Davis and Bernard R. Green, two of Casey's assistants. The papers comprising this series were previously separated out from the larger collection of the Thomas Lincoln Casey's papers (now Series XXII), prior to the 2013-2014 grant project. The creation of an "artificial" project series was intended to better facilitate the needs of researchers. Materials comprising the series were selected based on content and in conjunction with the time span of 1848 to 1895; records mentioning the Monument or appearing to relate to the Monument project, as well as fitting the appropriate time frame, were removed from what is now Series XXII and placed into what is now Series XXXVIII. (Please note that not all papers relating to the Monument project may have been incorporated into Series XXXVIII.) See Series XXXII, Series XXXIX, and Series XL for related material. Additional reading on the Washington Monument may be found in the 1984 publication by Louis Torres: To the Immortal Name and Memory of George Washington: the United States Army Corps of Engineers and the Construction of the Washington Monument. The series is arranged in ten subseries.

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  • Casey family papers
  • Professional papers of Thomas Lincoln Casey (1831-1896): Washington Monument, Washington, D.C. (current record)


Collection Name
Casey family papers
Collection Code
1846-1895, undated
Physical Description
Professional papers
Collection Type
Description Level
Reference Code

Record details

Material Type
professional papers
Location Note
Folders 40.1-42.30, VF.1-VF.4, VF.x

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