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Eustis, Abraham (fl. 1830-1837) to Doctor Robert Archer

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01896.009 Author/Creator: Eustis, Abraham (fl. 1830-1837) Place Written: Fort Monroe, [Va.] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 14 June1837 Pagination: 3 p. ; 26 x 21 cm.

Summary of Content: Requesting the doctor's observations on the "effects produced on the channel, the bar, and the more western wharves, by the repeated extension of the eastern, or steamboat wharf, and your opinion of the probable effects to be produced by its further extension." Also includes a two page response from Dr. Archer on the verso. Eustis (1786-1843) was the first commander of Fort Monroe and the founder of its Artillery school. He rose to the rank of Brevet Brigadier General.

People: Eustis, Abraham
Cucher, Robert

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: SteamboatInfrastructureMaritimeScience and Technology

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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