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Papers of Robert Mills

Description

Subseries A, Papers of Robert Mills, 1848-1854, undated (#40.1-40.5), contains the papers of Robert Mills, the original architect assigned to work on the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. The papers include contracts, estimates, expenditures, reports, and machinery complications regarding marble cutting. The contracts include documents regarding the obelisk and A.D. Bishop; Roach and the hauling of stone; and Alex R. [? Batelen] and the delivery of cement. The estimates focus on A.D. Bishop and the foundation of the obelisk and William Dougherty and the Monument's shaft. Expenditures pertain to the foundation and gearing by William Dougherty (early superintendent of construction). The reports are Robert Mills' plans regarding construction and materials; height of the foundations; and the strength and scaling of the marble (the undated report is signed by James Renwick, Jr., as well as by Robert Mills). The machinery complications concern William Dougherty and the complications with the marble cutting.

Details

Collection Name
Casey family papers
Collection Code
MS008
Dates
1848-1854, undated
Collection Type
Manuscripts
Description Level
Sub-series
GUSN
302621
Reference Code
MS008.38.01

Record details

Location Note
Folders 40.1-40.5

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