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John Ericsson letters, 1864-1866

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: X92 Er8 BZ
Bib ID 4078740 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Ericsson, John, 1803-1889
Title John Ericsson letters, 1864-1866
Physical Description 1 volume (1 volume)
Language(s) English .

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A collection of twenty-nine letters written by and relating to Ericsson. Twenty-three of the letters were written by John Bourne from London. The material all relates to Ericsson's designs for naval engines, their patenting, and execution.

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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); John Ericsson letters; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Bourne, John Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Designers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Inventors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Marine engineers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Marine engines -- Design and construction Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Marine engines -- Patents Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Swedish Americans Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Swedish American inventor, designer, marine engineer. Ericsson is chiefly remembered as the designer of the famed MONITOR which defeated the Confederate ship MERRIMAC.