1900 Annual Report of the War Department – Chief of Engineers – Part 8


A portion of the comprehensive documentation created by the U.S. War Department at the beginning of the 20th century.

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This impressive assortment of maps, charts, diagrams, tables of statistics, and correspondence was published by the Government Printing Office in 1900. It contains a variety of miscellaneous reports submitted by the Chief of Engineers of the U.S. War Department for review by various members of the House of Representatives. As a result, the contents are representative of the Army Corps of Engineers’ primary goals of military/civil construction efforts to facilitate navigation, disaster mitigation, and environmental infrastructure.

Notable plates include photographs of the White House and Washington Monument; A map of public buildings across Washington, D.C.; Photographs and a large map of Yellowstone National Park; Examples of reports with accompanying plans and diagrams, with their respective authors, are outlined as follows:

Bridges at Washington, District of Columbia (Charles J. Allen); Washington Aqueduct, Increasing the Water Supply of Washington, Investing the Water Supply of Washington, and Washington Aqueduct Filtration Plant, District of Columbia (A.M. Miller); Improvement and Care of Public Buildings and Grounds in the District of Columbia – Washington Monument (Theodore A. Bingham); Northern and Northwestern Lakes – Correcting and Issuing Charts – Surveys – Water Levels (G.J. Lydecker); Improvement of the Yellowstone National Park, Including the Construction, Repair, and Maintenance, of Roads and Bridges (H.M. Chittenden);

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Publication Date: 1900

Author: United States War Department

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Condition: B+

Condition Description: Part 8 of the 1900 Appendixes to the Report of the Chief of Engineers of the United States Army. 24 page table of contents + 530 pp. +48 page index and dozens of folding charts, photographic plates, etc. Bound in original full leather, though the spine is torn at the top and the covers show moderate wear. Contents are generally good to very good, with wear along fold lines, spotting and toning along the fore-edge, scattered dirty fingerprints, etc. Damp staining, about the size of a quarter, visible on the bottom of only the photographic plates, but the discoloration is confined to the margins. Between good and very good condition overall


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