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Roebling, John Augustus (1806-1869) to John Linton

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06344 Author/Creator: Roebling, John Augustus (1806-1869) Place Written: Pittsburg, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 9 July 1845 Pagination: 1 p. : address ; 25.4 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Requests Linton send him about 1000 bushels of cement as soon as possible for the grouting of the old piers which were part of the project to build the first suspension bridge, the Allegheny Suspension Bridge at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Also informs that the undertaker of the Marine Hospital needs 1500 or 2000 bushels of cement as well. There is a note on the verso of the address leaf written later citing information about Roebling from John Bach McMaster's History of the People of the United States.

People: Roebling, John Augustus, 1806-1869
Linton, John, fl. 1845

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Science and TechnologyMilitary HistoryInfrastructureConstructionMarinesHospitalNavy

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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