Guide to the Papers of John Ripley Freeman
MC.0051

Summary Information

Repository
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Institute Archives and Special Collections
Creator
Freeman, John Ripley, 1855-1932
Title
John Ripley Freeman papers
ID
MC.0051
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1876-1932
Date [inclusive]
1827-1952
Extent
132.0 cubic feet (125 record cartons, 16 manuscript boxes, 1 half legal manuscript box, 3 flat storage boxes, 3 oversize folders, 1 volume, 5 microfilm reels in one microfilm box)
Location
Materials are stored off-site. Advance notice is required for use.
Language
English
Abstract
The collection documents the activities of John Ripley Freeman, a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and later a member of the MIT Corporation. Freeman worked as a consulting engineer for almost sixty years, 1876-1932. Project files containing correspondence, photographs, drafts and published reports, maps, diaries, computation and data, clippings, reprints and transcripts of testimony record his work on over 100 projects in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Panama including the Keokuk Dam in Iowa; the Great Lakes Study for the Chicago Sanitary District; the Charles River Dam Committee and the Metropolitan Water Board in Boston, Mass.; a study of the Catawba Dam failure in North Carolina; improvement of the Grand Canal and prevention of floods on the Yellow and Hwai Rivers in China; and eight major projects in California, including the construction of the Hetch Hetchy Dam. Reports, data, correspondence and notes document his studies and investigations for the Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies; also included are reports and correspondence, drawings, notes, and photographs about his studies on the site and construction for a new MIT campus in Cambridge, Mass. Correspondence, minutes, and reports reveal his activities on the Board of Visitors to the National Bureau of Standards, as a member of the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics during World War I, and as a consultant to the National Research Council, as well as in many local New England government and civic organizations. Additional materials record Freeman's promotion of German-American intellectual exchange and influence of these exchanges on engineering in the United States, 1910-1932; his involvement in hydraulics research and hydraulic laboratories; activities in fire prevention and earthquake engineering; and mining speculation and other investment practices. Diaries and autobiographical materials help document both his personal and professional life.

Citation

John Ripley Freeman Papers, MC 51, box X. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Institute Archives and Special Collections, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Biography

John Ripley Freeman, 1855-1932, BS 1876, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was an internationally known hydraulics engineer who served as a consultant on water power, river control, water supply, and allied problems of hydraulic engineering. He worked also as an expert in the area of fire protection and prevention and studied the role of design and construction in relation to earthquakes. Mr. Freeman was elected a member of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Corporation in 1893 and served on the Corporation until his death in 1932.

John R. Freeman consulted widely in the United States. Among many projects, he investigated the feasibility of damming the Charles River to create the Charles River Basin in Boston, Massachusetts, worked on the survey of the Greater New York water supply, and in California, in San Francisco on the Hetch-Hetchy Dam project. He also led many projects abroad, and acted as consultant to the government of China on projects relating to the Grand Canal and the Yellow River (Huang He). He also served on US government advisory committees.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The John Ripley Freeman papers span the period 1827-1952. The bulk of the material falls between 1876 and 1932, the years Freeman worked as a consulting engineer and insurance executive. Approximately half the collection is correspondence. The remainder includes photographs, draft and published reports, maps, diaries, computations and data, clippings, and reprints. The papers have been arranged in five series: Series 1, Personal, Biographical, and Family Papers; Series 2, Correspondence; Series 3, Subject Files; Series 4, Hydraulic Project Records; Series 5, Hydraulic Projects in China Records; Series 6, Writings.

The materials in these series suggest a number of subject strengths, including hydraulic systems and structures; the daily activity of a consulting engineer at the turn of the century; the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, particularly the choice of site and construction of its Cambridge campus; the German-American intellectual exchange and its influences on engineering in the United States between 1910 and 1932; hydraulic research and hydraulic laboratories; fire prevention and earthquake engineering; and investment practices around the turn of the century, especially mining speculation.

The primary strength of the collection is in hydraulics. The collection contains over 80 linear feet of project files that record Freeman's work on dam construction, the planning of aqueducts, reservoirs, irrigation systems, and hydroelectric plants, and the analysis of water supply systems. Freeman's expertise was sought in widely differing aspects of hydraulics, from understanding the geology of dam foundations to estimating the cost of alternative construction proposals. His work on dam design accounts for much of his hydraulic project records. Records on dam design include, for example, material on the San Pablo Dam, an earthen dam in the East Bay region of San Francisco (box 71); the Calaveras Dam in the central valley of California (boxes 60-61); the Hauser and Holter Dams in Montana (boxes 97-99); and the Wyman Dam on the Kennebec River in Maine (box 89).

Freeman frequently called on William Otis Crosby, an MIT classmate, to help him with the geological analysis of a project site. Crosby was often consulted on dam projects, including the Keokuk Dam in Iowa. This dam on the Mississippi River was one of the largest Freeman designed. The materials in boxes 80-89, particularly the audit and progress reports, display the thoroughness of Freeman's approach to cost estimation and construction supervision. Other Keokuk materials include over 1000 photographs showing various stages in the construction of the spillways, turbines, and other portions of the dam.

The records on the Hetch Hetchy plan for the City of San Francisco (boxes 67-71) reveal the politics behind competing proposals for an additional water supply. In 1912, Freeman recommended the damming of the Tuolumne River in Yosemite National Park, 172 miles east of the city. Since the reservoir would cover public land, the proposal had to be approved by the US Congress. Despite the protests of John Muir and other naturalists, the plan was eventually accepted by Congress, and approved by the city over other systems. Construction of Freeman's system was finally completed in the fall of 1934, two years after his death. His plan included several sites for hydroelectric power development, and the aqueduct from Yosemite to the San Francisco Bay did not require pumping stations.

Freeman conducted similar investigations of water supply resources for Los Angeles and San Diego, California (boxes 54-57); Denver, Colorado (boxes 73-74); Hartford, Connecticut (box 74); Portland and Waterville, Maine (box 90); Baltimore, Maryland (box 90); Boston and Springfield, Massachusetts (boxes 93-95); Helena, Montana (box 97); Newark, New Jersey (boxes 100-101); New York City (boxes 101-106); Asheville, North Carolina (box 109); Vancouver, British Columbia, (box 115); and Mexico City (boxes 117-118).

As a part of his work for the Boston Metropolitan Water Board, between 1895 and 1991 (boxes 93-94), he appraised mill property in the Boylston-Clinton area of central Massachusetts. These mills were endangered by a reservoir proposed for an additional water supply to Boston, now known as the Wachusett Reservoir.

Later in his career Freeman was commissioned by the Chicago Sanitary District to study variations in water level of the Great Lakes (boxes 76-80). In 1926 he completed a 900-page report that dealt not only with the question of diverting Lake Michigan water into the Mississippi River system, but also with navigable channels, rainfall patterns, evaporation rates, geological uplift, and ice obstruction in each of the Great Lakes and their connecting rivers.

In a similar manner, when he was asked to study the 1916 Catawba Dam failure (box 109) and flood in North Carolina, he went beyond his employer's original request. In this case he encouraged companies with investments in that region, such as the Southern Power Company, the Southern Railroad Company, and the Aluminum Company of America, to cooperate with the US Geological Survey in gathering data important for safe design of dams and bridges throughout southern Appalachia.

The Great Lakes study, though commissioned by the Chicago Sanitary District, did not directly address sanitary conditions. Several of Freeman's hydraulic projects did, however, involve sanitary engineering questions. Boston-based projects involving sanitation included studies for the Charles River Dam Committee, the Metropolitan Park Commission, and the Metropolitan Sewerage Commission (boxes 91-92). The records on two of his projects in the Pacific Northwest, the Cedar River watershed study for the Seattle Waterworks (box 112) and the construction of the Coquitlan Dam in British Columbia (boxes 113-115), also include sanitation materials.

The collection documents Freeman's approach to his work as a consulting engineer, both in the hydraulic project records of series 4 and 5 and in the autobiography and diaries of series 1. The autobiography covers only the first half of his life, 1855-1896. Family letters in series 1 also reveal the travel, study, and consultation that characterized Freeman's career. The following paragraph, taken from a letter Freeman wrote to his son Roger in November 1913, gives an example of the pace which he maintained to stay abreast of projects located across the continent:

My itinerary ran as follows: First, a day with the Board of Water Supply in New York City; an evening in Washington with certain city officials of San Francisco at a Hetch Hetchy conference; thence down to Knoxville, Tenn., and back into the heart of the mountains and in the midst of the land of feuds, where I spent two or three days studying some dam sites for the Aluminum Company, where we are planning for two dams much higher than anything built anywhere in the world, namely 200 feet drop; thence to Chicago and submitted my cross examination on the lake levels case as affected by the study for the erosion of the ledge by the current coming over the dam; thence for a day's visit with your Uncle Hovey, while waiting for my Canadian friends to arrive with their private car; thence a two day ride thru Minnesota, Dakota, and Canada, out to within one day's ride from the Pacific Coast, studying plans and blueprints on the way with the Chief Engineer and with the Assistant to the President of the C.P.R. [Canadian Pacific Railroad], relative to a dam for their great irrigation project, in which they are going to have more land served by the ditches of this one project than the total area of the State of Rhode Island. The dam is on a clay base and there are some grave questions to be studied and they wanted somebody from the outside to take the responsibility before they shut the by-pass. (box 5, folder 13)

Because of Freeman’s continuing interest in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) after his graduation in 1876, his papers contain a variety of materials on the Institute. In series 3, boxes 41-43 contain subject files on MIT. Also, series 2 contains considerable correspondence between Freeman and Institute administrators and faculty members, particularly for the years 1890-1907. Soon after his graduation he became secretary of his class within the MIT Alumni Association.

In 1893 Freeman was appointed to the MIT Corporation, the official governing body of the Institute. He served on the Corporation for forty years, an active member until his death in 1932. He was involved with the proposals to merge MIT and Harvard University in 1897 and 1904. He supported an alliance between the two schools only if the independence of MIT’s administration could be preserved. The proposed cooperation was abandoned in 1905 because of legal complications and a lack of alumni support. A substantial amount of material on these proposals exists in the correspondence files. Folders in boxes 19, 20, and 21 of series 2 contain letters and circulars on the 1904-1905 proposal and a related alumni group, the Technology Fund Committee.

Series 3 also contains correspondence, 1907-1932, about MIT labeled "MIT Corporation" by Freeman (boxes 41-43). These letters pertain to Corporation matters, department Visiting Committees, and Freeman's more general interests in faculty appointments, hydraulic research, seismology, visiting lecturers, and German engineering and scholarship. According to the 1931 biographical sketch written for Freeman's testimonial dinner (boxes 2 and 131), when President Henry S. Pritchett left MIT in 1907 he asked Freeman to be a candidate for president of MIT. No record of this request was found, however, in either the correspondence files of series 2 or the MIT subject files of series 3.

The Institute occupied land in Boston's Back Bay from 1865 until 1916, when new buildings across the Charles River in Cambridge were completed. In the decade before this move, Freeman assisted in choosing a new location for the Institute and planning its buildings. The site on the Charles was familiar to Freeman because he served in 1903 along with President Pritchett on the Charles River Dam Committee, surveying the areas in Boston and Cambridge surrounding the Charles River basin. In 1911 Freeman volunteered his services to President Richard C. Maclaurin to study the landfill at the proposed Cambridge site and the space requirements of the various Institute departments. He produced a report on the new campus, including architectural plans for the "New Tech" (boxes 41-42). These plans were eventually superseded, but Freeman's work on foundation borings was instrumental in the planning of the Cambridge campus.

During the last twenty years of his life, Freeman maintained a strong interest in European, especially German, engineering. He sponsored visiting lecturers from Germany and the translation of German monographs on civil and mechanical engineering, and he kept abreast of European laboratory techniques. The book Der Wasserbaulaboratorien Europas, a review of German hydraulic research compiled by German scientists and engineers at Freeman's request, was translated as  Hydraulic Laboratory Practice under his editorial direction (box 39). Other examples of Freeman's interest in European scholarship can be found throughout the subject files, including the file on Italian hydraulics in box 33, the work on the translation of Armin Schoklitsch's book in box 42, and the files of correspondence with Karl Terzaghi, an Austrian expert in soil mechanics in box 52.

A direct contribution of Freeman to the German-American intellectual exchange was his donation of $25,000 to the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the Boston Society of Civil Engineers, to provide scholarships for young engineers to study at German universities. The first of the "Freeman Scholars" were chosen in 1927, and three were sent overseas each following year. Freeman personally kept in touch with each student (boxes 36-37).

Freeman visited many German hydraulic laboratories on his journeys through Europe (see materials on "European Tours" in box 35). In the 1920s he tried to convince various American universities and the United States government to build a laboratory on the scale of those in Germany. Freeman helped Senator Joseph E. Ransdell of Louisiana draft a bill to establish a National Hydraulic Laboratory. The bill passed in May of 1930. Freeman's information gathering and political lobbying on behalf of the National Hydraulic Laboratory are recorded in a lengthy correspondence file dating from 1922 to 1932 (boxes 43-46). The plans proved too costly to be used by the Bureau, but they illustrate Freeman's points on methodology. Ideas for this laboratory also came from Freeman’s early contacts with New England hydraulic engineers, such as Hiram F. Mills and James B. Francis.

In 1917 Freeman was appointed to the newly formed National Research Council (NRC), whose purpose was to secure scientific information for the Council of National Defense. Boxes 47-48 contain correspondence, minutes, and reports collected during his service with NRC. This material represents the extent of Freeman's involvement in World War I and includes correspondence with members of Congress on defense.

During the 1920s, Freeman was on the Board of Visitors for the National Bureau of Standards (box 31). When its director, Samuel W. Stratton, left the Bureau to become president of MIT, Freeman was instrumental in finding his replacement, George K. Burgess.

Freeman was appointed to serve on the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics in 1918 by President Woodrow Wilson, but there are no materials on the committee in the collection. He resigned from this post after a year of service.

Freeman was a member of the Boston Society of Civil Engineers (President, 1893-1894); the American Society of Civil Engineers (President, 1921-1922); and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (President, 1904-1905). Only a few folders in the collection pertain directly to these societies (box 28). Other materials relating to the professional societies can be found under "Freeman Fund" and "United Engineering Society" (box 52).

As an inspector and later president, of the Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies, Freeman applied his engineering experience to insurance matters. Though he spent roughly half his work days on insurance matters, the Freeman papers do not contain as much material on fire prevention as they do on hydraulics. The records of his work for the Factory Mutual Companies (boxes 28-31) include notebooks of data and computations for experiments he conducted in Lowell, Massachusetts, and Nashua, New Hampshire, soon after joining the companies' Inspection Department in 1886. His experiments on the hydraulics of fire-fighting equipment were designed to produce data on the most efficient methods of fire protection for factories, mills, and large office buildings. Freeman recorded some reminiscences of this work in an autobiographical sketch that describes his work with the Factory Mutual Companies between 1886 and 1912 (box 1). In 1904 Freeman went to Chicago to inspect ruins of the Iroquois Theatre, where a disastrous fire had killed over 500 people. During the course of his investigation, he conducted a survey of theater buildings. Later he wrote a report that recommended standards for the fire-proofing of theaters, and in December 1905 he published a book entitled On the Safeguarding of Life in Theatres (box 120). Materials on the Iroquois Theatre include many photographs and clippings along with the survey and report in boxes 32-33.

Late in his career, Freeman began to study seismology. He was particularly interested in the work of Japanese engineers such as Kyoji Suyehiro (see correspondence with Suyehiro in box 51). Between 1923 and 1932, Freeman analyzed methods of construction that best resist earthquake motion. He wrote a book, Earthquake Damage and Earthquake Insurance, which covered topics ranging from construction techniques for buildings in earthquake zones to rate structures for companies insuring risks in regions such as southern California. Like his promotion of hydraulic research, Freeman called for increased observation and analysis to expand on his work in earthquake engineering. Materials on his study of earthquakes and on his book are in box 34.

Freeman's career was punctuated with frequent investment ventures, often involving mines and nearby milling operations. William O. Crosby, his geologist classmate, was involved in investigating some of these mines. See, for example, Crosby's report on the Centennial Mining Company in box 33. Reports, correspondence, and reprints on these investments can be found throughout series 3 under the names of the companies involved. Freeman also speculated in land development. Volumes on these ventures are to be found under titles such as "Forestry" and "Tule land." Tule land is found in the delta of California's Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers. Freeman was instrumental in the agricultural development of this land.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Institute Archives and Special Collections (Copyright 1980)

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Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139-4307
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Revision Description

 Additional materials were processed by Eizabeth Pessek in 1983 and Amy Sugarman in 1984; further revisions in 2010 (2010)

Access note

The collection is open for research.

Intellectual Property Rights

Access to collections in the Institute Archives and Special Collections is not authorization to publish. Separate written application for permission to publish must be made to the Institute Archives. Copyright of some items in this collection may be held by respective creators, not by the donor of the collection.

Location of Copies

There are two microfilm reels in box 138 of diaries housed in box 2 and box 3 covering the years 1904 through 1915. There are three microfilm reels in box 138 of the California Hetch Hetchy Dam project materials housed in folders 1-26 of box 67.

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Related Materials

Related Materials in the MIT Archives

Masschusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the President records, 1897-1932 (AC 13)

William Otis Crosby papers (MC 68)

Dugald C. Jackson papers (MC 5)

Separated Materials note

While doing research on land subsidence along the Massachusetts coast, John R. Freeman acquired manuscripts of the early nineteenth century civil engineer Loammi Baldwin from the family home in Woburn, Massachusetts. (See material on Charles River Dam and Boston coastal subsidence in boxes 91-92 of this collection) Baldwin materials dated 1824-1829 and 1845 included correspondence, data on tide marks, briefs, and sketches. They have been separated from the Freeman papers and described as a separate collection in the Institute Archives & Special Collections (Loammi Baldwin Papers, MC 69).

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Aluminum Company of America
  • Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies
  • Engineering Foundation (U.S.)
  • Great Western Power Company
  • Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
  • Iroquois Theater (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Class of 1876
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Corporation
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Biology
  • Massachusetts. Metropolitan Park Commission
  • Massachusetts. Metropolitan Walter Board
  • Mechanical Engineering, Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • New York (N.Y.). Board of Water Supply
  • New York (State). Water Supply Commission
  • Spring Valley Water Company (San Francisco, Calif.)
  • St. Lawrence River Power Company.
  • United States. National Museum of Engineering and Industry

Geographic Name(s)

  • Charles River basin (Mass.)
  • Charles River Dam (Mass.)--History.
  • Chicago (Ill.)--Fire--1903.
  • Chicago Sanitary District--History.
  • China--History.
  • Grand Canal (China)--History.
  • Hetch Hetchy Reservoir (Calif.)--History.
  • Holter Dam (Mont.)--History.
  • Huang He (China)
  • Keokuk Dam--History--Mississippi River
  • Los Angeles Aqueduct (Calif.)--History.
  • Medina River (Tex.)--Water diversion--History.
  • Mississippi River--Floods--History.
  • Panama Canal (Panama)--History.
  • Yosemite National Park(Calif.)--History.

Personal Name(s)

  • Atkinson, Edward, 1827-1905
  • Baker, Charles Whiting, 1865-
  • Burgess, G. K.(George Kimball), 1874-1932
  • Cooke, Morris Llewellyn, 1872-1960
  • Crosby, William Otis, 1850-1925
  • Freeman, Clarke Farwell, 1890-
  • Freeman, Evert W.
  • Freeman, H. T. (Hovey Thomas), 1894-
  • Freeman, John Ripley, 1855-1932
  • Freeman, Roger Morse, 1892-1925
  • Groat, B. F. (Benjamin Feland), b. 1867
  • Hazen, Allen, 1869-1930
  • Herschel, Clemens, 1842-1930
  • Holman, Silas W. (Silas Whitcomb), 1856-1900
  • Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964
  • Hutchinson, Miller Reese
  • Maclaurin, Richard C. (Richard Cockburn), 1870-1920
  • Mills, Hiram F. (Hiram Francis), 1836-1921
  • Muir, John, 1838-1914
  • Newell, Frederick Haynes, 1862-1932
  • Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903
  • Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
  • Stratton, Samuel W. (Samuel Wesley), 1861-1931
  • Suyehiro, Kyoji, 1877-1932
  • Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930
  • Terzaghi, Karl, 1883-1963

Subject(s)

  • Civil engineering.
  • Consulting engineers.
  • Engineering--1910-1932.--Germany
  • Fire prevention--Research.
  • Insurance, Fire.
  • Mineral industries--United States, Western.
  • Water resources development.
  • Water-supply engineering.

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Bibliography: Works about Freeman

Sear, Walter E. "John Ripley Freeman." American Society of Civil Engineers Transactions 98 (1933): 1471-1476.

Supplement to the John Fritz Medal Book. American Society of Civil Engineers, 1934.

Bush, Vannevar. "Biographical Memoir of John Ripley Freeman, 1855-1932." National Academy of Sciences Biographical Memoirs 17 (1935).

"John Ripley Freeman, '76 (1855-1932)." Technology Review 35 (November 1932): 64, 70.

Spofford, Charles M. "John Ripley Freeman (1855-1932)." Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 69, no. 13 (1935): 504-507.

MIT Institute Archives & Special Collections Exhibit on John Ripley Freeman and the Panama Canal: http://libraries.mit.edu/archives/exhibits/panama/index.html

Freeman, John Ripley. "Autobiography of John Ripley Freeman," unpublished. MIT Libraries: TC140.F78.A3

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Bibliography: Works by Freeman

Freeman, John Ripley. Earthquake damage and earthquake insurance; studies of a rational basis for earthquake insurance, also studies of engineering data for earthquake-resisting construction. New York, London: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1932. MIT Libraries TH1095.F7 1932

Freeman, John Ripley. Experiments upon the flow of water in pipes and pipe fittings made at Nashua, New Hampshire, June 28 to October 22, 1892, by John R. Freeman, C.E. New York: The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1941. MIT Libraries TC174.F7x 1941

Mills, Hiram F. Flow of water in pipes, by Hiram F. Mills, with historical and personal note by John R. Freeman and introductory outline by Karl R. Kennison. [Providence? RI, 1923]. MIT Libraries TC174.M5x 1923

Verein Deutscher Ingenieure. Hydraulic laboratory practice, comprising a translation, revised to 1929, of Die Wasserbaulaboratorien Europas, published in 1926 by Verein Deutscher Ingenieure; including also descriptions of other European and American laboratories and notes on the theory of experiments with models, edited by John R. Freeman. New York: American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1929. MIT Libraries TC158.V4 1929

Freeman, John Ripley. On the proposed use of a portion of the Hetch Hetchy, Eleanor and Cherry valleys within and near to the boundaries of the Stanislaus U. S. national forest reserve and the Yosemite national park as reservoirs for impounding Tuolumne river flood waters and appurtenant works for the water supply of San Francisco, California, and neighboring cities. A report to James Rolph, Jr., mayor of San Francisco, and Percy V. Long, city attorney, by John R. Freeman, civil engineer ... with letter of transmittal to the ... secretary of the interior and the Advisory board of army engineers. San Francisco, July 15, 1912. San Francisco: The Rincon Publishing Company, 1912. MIT Libraries TD225.S25.F7 1912

Freeman, John Ripley. On the safeguarding of life in theaters; being a study from the standpoint of an engineer, by John R. Freeman. An address made at the opening of the annual meeting of the Society in New York City December 4, 1905. [New York] 1906. MIT Libraries TH9445.T3.F8

Freeman, John Ripley, 1855-1932. Regulation of elevation and discharge of the Great Lakes, designs for gates, sluices, locks, etc., in the Niagara and St. Clair rivers, by John R. Freeman ... Dec. 30, 1925. Revised to Oct. 1, 1926. Providence: Akerman Standard, [1926]. MIT Libraries TC423.3.F7 1926

Massachusetts. Committee on Charles River Dam. Report of the Committee on Charles River Dam, appointed under resolves of 1901, chapter 105, to consider the advisability and feasibility of building a dam across the Charles River at or near Craigie bridge. Boston: Wright & Potter Printing Co., State Printers, 1903. MIT Libraries TC425.C4.A3

Massachusetts. Metropolitan Park Commission. Report on improvement of the Upper Mystic River and Alewife Brook by means of tide gates and large drainage channels, by John R. Freeman. Boston: Wright & Potter Print. Co., State Printers, 1904. MIT Libraries TC425.M9.M2x 1904

Fisher, Edwin Augustus. Report to Hon. Harold W. Baker, city manager, of a study of flood conditions in the Genesee River, having specific relation to a civic center, also to the general subject of flood protection for the city of Rochester, together with a digest of former reports - also a reference to the large floods of 1935, 1936 and 1937 in the eastern part of the United States, 1925-1937, by Edwin A. Fisher, Perfecto A. Covas, John R. Freeman. Rochester, NY: [Printed by Henderson-Mosher] 1937. MIT Libraries TC425.G32.F53x 1937

Freeman, John Ripley. Report upon New York's water supply, with particular reference to the need of procuring additional sources and their probable cost, with works constructed under municipal ownership made to Bird S. Coler, comptroller, by John R. Freeman, civil engineer, March 23, 1900 (with notes added while revising proof-sheets) New York, Martin B. Brown co., printers, 1900. MIT Libraries TD225.N5.F855

Providence (R.I.). Commission on East Side Approach. Reports of the Commission on East side approach, created by City council resolution no. 49, approved February 8th, 1910, including the reports of Engineer John R. Freeman relative to improved highways and parkways for the east side of Providence. [Providence] Loose leaf mfg. Co., city printers, 1912. MIT Libraries F89.P9.P85x 1912

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Collection Inventory

 Series 1. Personal, Biographical, and Family Papers 

Box Folder

Autobiography undated 

1 1-7

Illustrations for autobiography undated 

1 8-12

Correspondence gathered for autobiography 1886-1930 

1 13-18

Correspondence gathered for autobiography 1886-1930 

1 19

Correspondence concerning a biography 1932-1938 

1 20

Chronology, notes on diaries 1872-1932 

1 21

Excerpts from diaries 1873-1926 

1 22-33

Bibliographies undated 

1 34

Student notes 1872-1873 

1 34a

Biographical sketches 1923, 1931-1935 

1 35

Biographical and genealogical notes undated 

1 36

Personal investment notes undated 

1 37

Seventieth birthday, congratulations 1925 

1 38

Medical records 1931 

2 1

Testimonial dinner, acknowledgments 1931 

2 2-3
Box

Testimonial dinner, scrapbook 1931   oversize

131
Box Folder

Obituaries 1932 October - November 

2 4

Inventory of papers at home in Providence, RI circa 1932 

2 5-6

Disposition of library, correspondence circa 1942-1959 

2 7-8

Diary 1873-1874 

2 9

Diary, Vacations to White Mountains, NH, and Narragansett Bay, RI 1877-1878 

2 10

Diary 1879-1883 

2 11

Diary 1885-1886 

2 12

Diary 1887-1889 

2 13

Diary, Vacation with visits to hydraulics sites in Switzerland, Germany, Holland, and England 1889 

2 14

Diary 1890-1905 

2 15-27
Box

Microfilm of diaries from 1904 to 1915 

138
Box Folder

Diary 1906-1929 

3 1-24

Diary 1930-1932 

4 1-3

Sketchbooks circa 1875-1876 

4 4

Family correspondence, general 1891-1919, 1932-1952 

4 5-16

Family correspondence, Hovey C. Clarke, testimonial 1902 

4 17

Family correspondence, Ford family 1926-1932 

4 18-21

Family correspondence, Clarke Freeman 1905-1917 

4 22-23

Family correspondence, Everet W. Freeman 1909-1932 

4 24-30

Family correspondence, Hovey T. Freeman circa 1905-1920 

4 31-34

Family correspondence, John R. Freeman, Jr., (Jack) circa 1909-1932 

5a-5b 1-8

Family correspondence, Mary E. Freeman 1849-1860 

5b 9

Family correspondence, Nat Freeman circa 1910 

5b 10

Family correspondence, Nathan Freeman 1827 

5b 11

Family correspondence, Nathanial D. Freeman and Mary E. Freeman 1885-1903 

5b 12

Family correspondence, Roger M. Freeman 1907-1925 

5b 13-15

Family correspondence, Ellen R. Morse, diary of Texas journey 1883 

5b 16

Family correspondence, Sarah and John Morse 1928-1932 

5b 17

Mary E. Freeman, deeds 1879, 1882 

5b 18

Sale of Kansas farm 1888 May 

5b 19

House lot plans 1892-1901 

5b 20

Lot areas, computations 1919 

5c 21

Bridgeton, Maine real estate, correspondence 1929-1930 

5c 22

Home on Freeman Parkway, Providence, RI, bills, notes, and receipts 1929-1931 

5c 23-24

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 Series 2. Correspondence 

 Subseries 2A. Outgoing Correspondence Letterpress Copybooks 

Box Folder

Letters 1881 August to 1884 March 

5c 25

Letters 1886 May to 1889 May 

5 26

Letters 1887 June to 1892 February 

5 27

Letters (with index) 1889 August to 1891 July 

5 28

Letters (with index) 1890 August to December 

6a 1

Letters (with index) 1891 July to 1892 November 

6a 2

Letters 1892 November to 1893 June 

6a 3

Letters (with index) 1893 June to ? 

6b 4

Letters (with index) 1894 March to November 

6b 5

Letters (with index) 1894 November to 1895 September 

6b 6

Letters 1896 March to 1897 March 

6c 7

Letters (with index) 1897 April to November 

6c 8

Letters (with index) 1897 December to 1898 July 

6 9

Letters (with index) 1898 July to 1899 January 

6 10

Letters (with index) 1899 February to October 

7 1

Letters (with index) 1899 October to 1900 January  

7 2

Letters (with index) 1900 February to June 

7 3

Letters (with index) 1900 June to October 

7 4

Letters (with index) 1900 October to 1901 April 

7 5

Letters (with index) 1901 April to October 

7 6

Letters (with index) 1901 October to 1902 April 

7 7

Letters (with index) 1902 April to December 

7 8

Letters (with index) 1902 December to 1903 May 

7 9

Letters (with index) 1903 May to September 

8 1

Letters (with index) 1903 September to 1904 January 

8 2

Letters (with index) 1904 January to May 

8 3

Letters (with index) 1904 May to October 

8 4

Letters (with index) 1904 October to 1905 February 

8 5

Letters (with index) 1905 February to June 

8 6

Letters (with index) 1905 June to October 

8 7

Letters (with index) 1905 October to 1906 February  

8 8

Letters (with index) 1906 February to May 

8 9

Letters (with index) 1906 May to 1907 February 

8 10

Letters (with index) 1906 December to 1907 May 

8 11

Letters (with index) 1907 May to September 

9 1

Letters (with index) 1907 September to 1908 March 

9 2

Letters (with index) 1908 March to November 

9 3

Letters (with index) 1908 November to 1909 May 

9 4

Letters 1909 May to 1910 July 

9 5

 Subseries 2B. Incoming Correspondence 

Box Folder

Letterbook and receipts 1879-1885 

9 6-35

Letterbook and receipts 1881-1895 

10 1-22

Letters (with index) 1889 December to 1890 November 

10 23-38

Letters (with index) 1891 October to 1892 March 

10 39-55

Letters (with index) 1892 February to July 

10 56-67

Letters (with index) 1892 July to December 

11 1-17

Letters (with index) 1892 November to 1893 June 

11 18-33

Letters (with index) 1893 January to September 

11 34-50

Letters (with index) 1893 September to 1894 January 

12 1-17

Letters (with index) 1893 December to 1894 April 

12 18-34

Letters (with index) 1894 April to August 

12 35-50

Letters (with index) 1894 August to 1895 March 

13 1-17

Letters (with index) 1895 March to July 

13 18-34

Letters (with index) 1895 June to 1896 January 

13 35-51

Letters 1895 December to 1896 September 

14 1-16

Letters 1896 March to 1897 September 

14 17-32

Letters (with index) 1897 May to September 

14 33-49

Letters (with index) 1897 September to December 

14 50-66

Letters 1897 December to 1898 March 

15 1-16

Letters 1898 March to August 

15 17-32

Letters 1898 August to December 

15 33-48

Letters 1898 November to 1899 May 

15 49-64

Letters 1899 May to September 

16 1-16

Letters 1899 September to December 

16 17-32

Letters 1899 December to 1900 March 

16 33-48

Letters 1900 February to July 

16 49-65

Letters 1900 July to November 

17 1-16

Letters 1901 April to June 

17 17-30

Letters 1901 July to November 

17 31-46

Letters 1901 November to 1902 March 

17 47-52

Letters 1902 March to July 

18 1-4

Letters 1902 April to November 

18 5-9

Letters 1902 November to 1903 March  

18 10-23

Letters 1903 February to July 

18 24-39

Letters 1903 May to September 

19 1-15

Letters 1903 August to December 

19 16-31

Letters 1903 October to 1904 March 

19 32-47

Letters 1904 May to September 

19 48-63

Letters 1904 August to November 

20 1-16

Letters 1904 October to 1905 March 

20 17-32

Letters 1905 March to June 

20 33-48

Letters 1905 April to November 

20 49-64

Letters 1905 October to 1906 February 

21 1-16

Letters 1906 January to April 

21 17-32

Letters 1906 July to October 

21 33-48

Letters 1906 October to 1907 February 

21 49-64

Letters 1907 March to May 

22 1-16

Letters 1907 June 

22 17-23

 Subseries 2C. Incoming and Outgoing Correspondence 

Box Folder

Letters, A - H 1910-1913 

22 24-34

Letters, I - Z 1910-1913 

23 1-14

Letters, A - F 1914-1915 

23 15-23

Letters, G - S 1914-1915 

24 1-15

Letters, C - H 1916-1918 

24 16-22

Letters, I - V 1916-1918 

25 1-11

Letters, J - Z 1920 

25 12-13

Letters, A - Z 1921 

25 14-18

Letters, A - Z 1922 

26 1-5

Letters, A - Z 1923 

26 6-9

Letters, A - Z 1924 

26 10-13

Letters, A - Z 1925 

26 14-17

Letters, A - M 1926 

27 1-3

Letters, A - Z 1927 

27 4-8

Letters, A - Z 1928 

27 9-13

Letters 1931-1932 

27 14-17

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 Series 3. Subject Files 

Box

Alaska Galena Company, correspondence (2 folders) 1907-1909 

28

American Bettini Corporation, report undated 

28

American Engineering Council, correspondence 1930-1932 

28

American Society of Civil Engineers, pamphlets (3 folders) [See also Engineering Building Committee, the Freeman Fund, and John Fritz Medal Board] 1895-1896, 1922 

28

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, correspondence (2 folders, 1 volume) [See also Engineering Building Committee, the Freeman Fund, and John Fritz Medal Board] 1904-1905, 1931-1932 

28

American Society for Testing Materials, correspondence 1913-1914 

28

American Telephone and Telegraph Company, correspondence 1911-1929 

28

Applications for engineering positions with Freeman, correspondence (3 volumes) 1911-1932 

28

Assay Commission, US Treasury Department, proceedings and photograph 1922-1924 

28

Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies: Automatic sprinkler experiments, data, photographs, and reports (6 folders) 1892-1899 

28

Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies: Baltimore fire, notes undated 

28

Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies: Branch pipe experiments, data and report (2 folders) circa 1895 

28

Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies: B. G. Buttolph, correspondence and memoir on the Inspection Department (1 folder, 1 volume)  1888-1892, 1905, 1912-1929 

28

Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies: Canadian Pulp Mills, inspection reports 1916 

28

Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies: Companies insured, list 1886 October 

28

Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies: Computation books 1888-1890 

29

Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies: Correspondence 1894-1908 

29

Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies: Efficiency study, correspondence and reprints 1919 

29

Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies: Expense accounts 1886-1894 

29

Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies: Financial statistics 1912-1913 

29

Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies: Fire Losses in Storehouses, report 1897 

29

Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies: Fire-proofing items for mills, notes circa 1886-1896 

29

Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies: Fire protection, notes (2 folders) circa 1888-1891 

29

Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies: Fire Resisting Construction..., manuscript (5 folders) circa 1894 

29

Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies: Founding of the company, photocopies of charter and correspondence 1835 

29

Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies: Hose experiments, data, notes, and report circa 1888-1889 

29

Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies: Hydraulics of fire protection, notes 1888-1889 

29

Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies: Insurance notes and computations 1886-1889 

29

Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies: Investment statistics 1884-1912 

29

Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies: Lowell experiments, pump valves and nozzle gages (4 folders) 1894-1895 

29

Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies: Mill machinery, price book circa 1898 

29

Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies: Nashua experiments on flow of water in pipes, computations, data, sketches, and report (18 folders) [See also box 132] 1889-1893 

29

Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies: Nashua experiments on flow of water in pipes, computations, data, sketches, and report 1889-1893   oversize

121

Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies: New England Storm and Flood, correspondence, report, and reprints 1927 

30

Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies: Nozzle meter, blueprints 1889, 1897, 1904 

30

Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies: Notes (2 folders) 1888-1932 

30

Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies: Petroleum report, H. O. LaCount 1898 

30

Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies: Philadelphia Manufacturers Mutual Fire Insurance Company,telegrams 1887-1888 

30

Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies: Albert E. Pillsbury, correspondence 1896-1900 

30

Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies: Pump Governor Springs, data 1893 

30

Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies: Pump Valves, data 1894 

30

Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies: Risk evaluations for New York and Maine mills 1886 

31

Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies: Rules and Regulations for Executive Officers 1889 

31

Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies: San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, report and photographs 1906 

31

Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies: Setting Up Steam Fire Pumps, report 1893 

31

Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies: Steam Fire Pumps, reprints 1893-1894 

31

Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies: Storehouse Construction, correspondence, notes, and report 1898 

31

Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies: Survey rules and forms 1890 

31

Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies: Washington Mills Company, Lawrence, MA, inspection report 1887 

31

Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies: Water meter, report 1900-1905 

31

Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies: Windsor Cotton Mills, Burlington, NC, inspection report 1893 

31

Atlas Imperial Diesel Engine Company, clippings and correspondence 1929-1930 

31

Auditorium architecture, blueprints, photographs, and reprints circa 1911 

31

Automobile accident, correspondence and photographs 1911-1913 

31

Avery, Donald, correspondence 1932-1939 

31

Baker, Charles Whiting, correspondence (2 volumes) 1920-1924, 1931-1933 

31

Barnes, Howard T., correspondence 1926-1929 

31

Blickensderfer Typewriter, correspondence and reports 1916 

31

Boston Society of Civil Engineers. Constitution, Bylaws and List of Members 1894 

31

Boyden, Uriah A., correspondence 1923-1924 

31

Branner, Susan K., correspondence 1922-1924 

31

Brass and Bronze, Engineering Data, correspondence and data (3 folders) 1914-1921 

31

British Guiana Gold Concessions Company, correspondence 1907-1908 

31

Brown School, Providence, RI, buildings, correspondence [See also Morris Heights School] 1904 

31

Bureau of Standards, correspondence 1922-1931 

31

Burr, William H., Mechanics Course at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, notes 1879 

31

Button Steam Fire Engine, report 1892 

31

Cattle investment, Texas, correspondence 1884-1892 

32

California climate, correspondence 1924 

32

California, cross country auto trip, photographs undated 

32

California Stove Pipe Well, report 1906 

32

Caron Engine, correspondence, letters patent copies, and reprints (3 volumes) 1926-1927 

32

Carpenter, Eugene, correspondence 1917 

32

Cement and Concrete file, correspondence and reprints 1923-1927 

32

Centrifugal Casting, letters patent copies 1918 

32

Chicago Theater Fire Study (Iroquois Theatre fire, December 30, 1903), accounts, clippings, correspondence, data, inspection forms, photographs, reports and reprints (28 folders, 3 volumes) 1904-1913 

32-33

Columbia Spinning Company, stock certificates 1893 

33

Conservation of Resources 1908-1911 

122

Cooke, Morris Llewellyn, and the United Engineering Society,correspondence and reprints 1915 

33

Crosby, William O., Report on Centennial Mining Company of Georgetown, Colorado, correspondence, and report (4 folders) 1901-1903 

33

DaVinci and hydraulic work in Italy, bibliography, clippings, and correspondence 1924-1932 

33

Davis, Arthur Powell, and the US Reclamation Service clippings and correspondence 1923 

33

Diesel Engines, catalogs, notes, and reprints (3 volumes) 1926 

33

Dorset Wollen Company, correspondence and reports (2 volumes) 1928-1945 

34

Dunbar, William Lewis, correspondence 1911-1919 

34

Earthquakes and Volcanoes File, including material for Earthquake Damage and Earthquake Insurance, bibliography, correspondence, data, photographs, reports, and reprints (7 folders, 9 volumes) 1923-1932, 1940 

34

Eisner, Franz, correspondence 1932 

35

Electrolytic Steel, correspondence and reprints 1924-1925 

35

Ends of the Earth Club, correspondence and membership lists 1920-1931 

35

Engineering Building Committee, joint facility for the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, American Institute of Mining Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, and American Society of Mechanical Engineers, correspondence 1904-1905 

35

Engineering Foundation, correspondence, reports, and reprints (2 volumes) 1920-1931 

35

Essex Company, 1872, 1881-1884 notes, time account; also, 1872, class notes from MIT (2 folders) 1872, 1881-1884 

35

European Tours: itinerary and letters of introduction 1908 

35

European Tours: correspondence 1910 

35

European Tours: correspondence, programs, and reprints 1921 

35

European Tours: clippings, correspondence, programs, and reprints from World Engineering Conference (7 folders) 1924 

35

European Tours: correspondence, photographs, programs, and reprints from Second World Engineering Conference (5 volumes) 1930 

35

Fairlie, John W., correspondence 1920-1923 

36

Federal Telegraph Company, correspondence and report undated 

36

Flow of Water in Pipes, correspondence and illustrations 1934-1956 

36

Flow of Water in Pipes, correspondence and illustrations 1934-1956   oversize

121

Forestry, correspondence, maps, reports, and reprints 1920-1931 

36

Francis, James B., Lowell Water Power, 1864, and experiment notes, 1877 (2 folders) 1864, 1877 

36

Franzius, Otto, correspondence 1931 

36

Freeman Fund Travelling Scholarship, certificate from American Society of Mechanical Engineers 1926 

36

Freeman Fund Travelling Scholarship, applications, correspondence, 1932 (3 folders) 1930-1932 

36

Freeman Fund, June 1924 - December 1930 1924-1930 

36

Freeman Fund correspondence, January 15, 1930 - January 1933 1930-1933 

36

Freeman Fund, Travelling Scholarship list of recipients 1938 

36

Reports of Freeman Fund Travelling Scholarships, L. DeFabritis 1932 

36

Reports of Freeman Fund Travelling Scholarships, J. B. Drisko 1927-1932 

36

Reports of Freeman Fund Travelling Scholarships, C. P. Kittredge 1930-1932 

36

Reports of Freeman Fund Travelling Scholarships, R. Knapp 1929-1932 

36

Reports of Freeman Fund Travelling Scholarships, H. Kramer 1930-1932 

36

Reports of Freeman Fund Travelling Scholarships, M. P. O'Brien 1927-1932 

36

Reports of Freeman Fund Travelling Scholarships, K. C. Reynolds 1927-1932 

37

Reports of Freeman Fund Travelling Scholarships, H. Rouse 1929-1932 

37

Reports of Freeman Fund Travelling Scholarships L. G. Straub 1927-1932 

37

Reports of Freeman Fund Travelling Scholarships, B. R. VanLeer 1927-1928 

37

Reports of Freeman Fund Travelling Scholarships, H. H. Wheaton 1932 

37

Reports of Freeman Fund Travelling Scholarships, R. W. Witaker 1930-1932 

37

Reports of Freeman Fund Travelling Scholarships, J. G. Woodburn 1929-1932 

37

John Fritz Medal Board, clippings, correspondence, and reprints (3 volumes) 1913-1929 

37

Fuel Oil Engine Company, correspondence 1909-1922 

37

General Electric Company, Legal Opinion offered on Revenue Act., H.R. 1438 1909 

37

German Club, Lawrence, MA, manuscript booklet 1883 

37

Geyser Steam Development, Sonoma County, California, clippings, correspondence, data, notes, and reports 1925-1927 

37

Gilboy, Glennon, Treatise on soil mechanics and settlement analysis, report and reprints 1931-1932 

37

Gorham Manufacturing Company, correspondence and reports 1929-1936 

37

Grace Church, Providence, RI, correspondence 1919-1920 

37

Gravenhage, The Netherlands, waterworks, correspondence 1889 

37

Guanajuato Consolidated Mining and Milling Company, correspondence, maps, notes, reports, and reprints 1902-1917 

37

Guffey-Gillespie Gas Products Corporation (after 1927, Thermatomic Carbon Company), audit reports, correspondence, letters patent, memoranda, minutes, and stock receipts (5 volumes) 1922-1928 

37-38

Harris & Ewing, Photographers, correspondence 1921-1926 

38

Henry & Wright Manufacturing Company, correspondence, report, and reprints 1921 

38

Holman, Anna, correspondence 1909-1914 

38

Silas W. Holman Fund, accounts and correspondence 1895-1898 

38

Hoskaninni Mining Company, correspondence, maps, notes, photographs, and reprints (9 folders) 1898-1901 

38

Humphrey Gas Pump Company, correspondence, notes, reports, and reprints 1910-1927 

38

Hunt, Alfred E., correspondence 1897 

38

Hutchinson, Miller Reese, clippings, correspondence, reports, and reprints 1920-1924 

38

Hydraulic Filled Dams, manuscript by Freeman 1920 February 

38

Hydraulic Laboratory Practice, [from  Die Wasserbaulaboratorien Europas], translation and distribution, 1927-1930, bibliography, bills, biographical sketches, books, correspondence, notes, photographs, reports, and reprints (2 folders, 9 volumes) 1927-1930 

39

Hydraulic machinery, pumps, and pipes, catalogs and correspondence 1924 

39

Hydraulic Structures, translation by Samuel Shulits of  Der Wasserbau, by Armin Schoklitsch, correspondence, receipts, and report (16 folders, 1 volume) 1930-1949 

40

India, photographs undated 

40

Integraph (machine), report 1909 

40

Investment opportunities, correspondence, notes and reprints 1897-1903, 1923-1928 

40

Inyo Chemical Company, correspondence, notes, and reports 1926-1932 

40

Ives, Frederic E., and Color Photography, correspondence, letters patent, and reprints 1924-1925 

40

Japanese Tour, correspondence, programs, and reprints of World Engineering Congress (6 folders) 1929 

40

Java, correspondence and report on Indonesia 1920 

40

Juneau, Alaska, mining opportunities, correspondence, maps, and reports 1904-1907 

40

H. Koppers Company, Coke Ovens, correspondence, photographs, reports, and reprints 1916 

40

Krivoshein, Gregory G., correspondence, letters patent, notes, reports, and reprints 1925-1930 

40

Loetschenberg, Switzerland, Tunnel Accident, correspondence, reports, and reprints 1908-1911 

40

Logarithmic Paper, correspondence 1922 

40

Longley, James E. and John R., correspondence 1914-1924 

41a

Magnesium file, correspondence, letters patent, notes, reports, and reprints 1923-1926 

41a

Maine, Washington County canoe trip, correspondence and map 1900 

41a

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Alumni Association, correspondence, notes, and reprints 1898 

41a

MIT: Alumni Association, J. R. Freeman Remarks at the Tech Alumni Banquet, Washington, DC (3 folders) 1922 February 2 

41a

MIT: Boston campus, fire, report 1898 

41b

MIT: Boston campus, Rogers Building, correspondence, data photograph, and reports 1891-1898 

41b

MIT: Boston campus buildings, photographs 1876-1878 

41b

MIT: Cambridge campus, New Tech Study, Architectural examples, drawings, notes, photographs, postcards, reports, and reprints (4 folders) 1911-1912 

41b

MIT: Cambridge campus, New Tech Study, borings, correspondence (3 folders) 1912 May to 1913 January 

41b

MIT: Cambridge campus, New Tech Study, correspondence, with photographs and reprints (7 folders) 1912 January to December 

41c

MIT: Cambridge campus, New Tech Study, correspondence, with photographs and reprints (6 folders) 1913 January to 1915 

41d

MIT: Cambridge campus, New Tech Study, correspondence, with photographs and reprints (14 folders) 1911-1914 

42a

MIT: Cambridge campus, New Tech Study, faculty estimates of space (2 folders) undated 

42a

MIT: Cambridge campus, New Tech Study, faculty estimates of space undated 

42b

MIT: Cambridge campus, New Tech Study, land subsidence and foundations, report 1912 

42b

MIT: Cambridge campus, New Tech Study, mechanical engineering department, space estimate 1912 May 

42b

MIT: Cambridge campus, New Tech Study, photographs of Cambridge site undated 

42b

MIT: Cambridge campus, New Tech Study, preliminary estimate of cost, by Hardy Cross 1913 

42c

MIT: Cambridge campus, New Tech Study, "Study No. 7," by Freeman (2 volumes) 1912 January 

42c

MIT: Class of 1876 (Freeman class secretary), correspondence (2 folders) 1897-1898, 1940-1944 

42c

MIT: Class of 1876, Crosby, William Otis, memoir 1926 

42c

MIT: Class of 1876, Phipps, David Warren, memoir 1931 

42c

MIT: Class of 1876, reprints 1876-1915 

42c

MIT: Corporation correspondence (4 folders)  to June 1911 

42c

MIT: Corporation correspondence (13 folders) July 1911 to  

42d

MIT: Corporation, correspondence, reports, and reprints. Includes index of letters on hydraulics in the MIT Corporation file, 1927-1931 (17 folders) 1927-1932 

43

MIT: Fire Test Laboratory (proposed), blueprints 1925 

43

MIT: Office of the President, Henry S. Pritchett, correspondence concerning W. O. Crosby 1901 

43

Mathieson Alkali Works, clippings, correspondence, and reports (2 folders) 1895-1923 

43

Merrimack Valley Hydraulic Engineers, reprinted article by Arthur T. Safford 1935 April 

43

Merriman, Thaddeus, correspondence, draft of "Laws of Gravitation" 1932 August 

43

Miller, Fred J., correspondence and reprints 1919 

43

Mills, Hiram F., Flow of Water in Pipes, book, with notes by Freeman circa 1923 

43

Mining investments, correspondence 1922-1923 

43

Morris Heights School, Providence, RI, correspondence, report, and reprints [See also Brown School.] 1903-1907 

43

National Academy of Sciences, correspondence and reprints 1924-1932 

43

National Hydraulic Laboratory: Correspondence, with photographs and reprints (18 volumes) 1922-1932 

43-46

National Hydraulic Laboratory: Data, estimates, notes, and reports (12 volumes) 1922-1932 

46-47

National Museum of Engineering and Industry, correspondence and reprints 1925-1928 

47

National Research Council, correspondence, minutes, reports, and reprints (19 folders) 1917-1931 

47-48

Nova Scotia Woodlands, correspondence and report 1906 

48

Old Dominion Copper Mining and Smelting Company, clippings, correspondence, and reprints 1901-1904 

48

Olympia, Washington, Light and Power Company investment, correspondence 1897, 1903-1904 

48

Patents granted to Freeman, 1889-1896, 1916-1928, correspondence, letters patent, patent applications, and reprints (1 volume) 1889-1896, 1916-1928 

48

Pennsylvania, Giant Power Survey, clippings and correspondence 1924-1925 

48

Philadelphia, Centennial Exhibition,photographs (5 folders) 1876 

48

Photography, correspondence, letters patent copies, and reprints (2 volumes) 1911-1916 

48

Piles, Shafts, and Caissons -- Methods of Sinking, letters patent copies 1922 

48

Piston Pumps, translation of  Die Kolbenpumpen, by Arthur R.C. Markl, correspondence 1931-1932 

48

Plymouth, MA, Tercentenary Committee, correspondence, photographs, postcards, reports, and reprints (4 folders) 1916 

48

Poole Land Case, J. R. Freeman vs. Charles P. Poole, et al., briefs and correspondence 1913-1915 

48

Potash Production, from Desert Brine of Great Salt Lake, correspondence and report 1923 

48

Printing Press, copies of letters patent, correspondence, and reprints 1920 

48

Projection Lanterns, Slides, and Projectoscope, correspondence, drawings, letters patent, and reprints (3 volumes) 1921-1927 

49

Proportional Water Meter, correspondence, data, and letters patent copies 1910-1911 

49

Providence, RI, East Side Approach Study, clippings, correspondence, data, maps, photographs, reports, and reprints (4 folders, 13 volumes) 1903-1906, 1910-1914 

49

Providence, RI, East Side Approach Study, clippings, correspondence, data, maps, photographs, reports, and reprints 1903-1906, 1910-1914   oversize

50

Providence, RI, East Side Approach Study, Freeman drawings 1911 

121

Providence Journal cartoons on East Side Approach Study 1911 

121

Providence Gas Company, computations, correspondence, data, letters patent copies, reports, and reprints (6 folders, 8 volumes) 1906-1923 

50

Providence, RI, Study for Observation Tower, by R. E. Cranston, drawings, photographs, and report 1911 

50

Radio development, correspondence and reprints 1919-1922 

50

Radio Instrument Company, correspondence 1922-1923 

50

Reinforced Concrete Construction, letters patent copies circa 1914 

51

Rheabat Corporation, correspondence and reprint 1922 

51

Rhode Island Coal, correspondence, letters patent copies, notes, reports, and reprints 1905-1906 

51

Rhode Island Hospital Trust Company, proposed building, report 1915 August 

51

Riabouchinsky, Dmitri, correspondence and report 1930-1931 

51

Roper, George, Jr., correspondence 1915-1918 

51

Rosenhain, Walter, correspondence 1922-1923 

51

Sandusky Foundry and Machine Company, correspondence and reprints 1913-1920 

51

Scientific Instruments, correspondence, photographs, and reprints 1910-1923 

51

Shenehon, Francis C., St. Lawrence Waterway to the Sea, draft of speech 1924 

51

Seifert, Helmut, correspondence 1931-1932 

51

Sika Cement, Kaspar Winkler Company, correspondence, letters patent copies, and reprints 1927 

51

Soroka, Mary Olga, correspondence and reprints 1928-1930 

51

Standard Parts Company, clippings, correspondence, notes, reports, and reprints 1921-1923 

51

Steckel, A.P., Rolling Thin Strip Steel, correspondence, letters patent copies, and reprints 1925-1926 

51

Steel Castings, correspondence, letters patent copies, and notes 1922 

51

Storrow, Charles S., copy of autobiographical manuscript undated 

51

Supertype Manufacturing Company, correspondence, reports, and reprints 1928 

51

Suyehiro, Kyoji, correspondence 1930-1932 

51

Tar Products Corporation, report 1922 

51

Taylor Society, correspondence and reprints 1927-1929 

51

Terzaghi, Karl, correspondence and reprints (4 volumes) 1925-1930 

52

Thompson, Sanford E., Report on Investigation of Sands for Concrete 1911 

52

Tube Manufacture and Tube Roll File, correspondence, letters patent copies, notes, and reprint (3 folders, 1 volume) 1921 

52

Tule land, Delta Reclamation of San Joaquin River, California, correspondence, maps, notes, photographs, reports, and reprints (2 volumes) 1910-1914 

52

Turbine Fall-Increaser, correspondence, drawings, notes, photographs, and reprints 1928 

52

Ubehebe Copper Deposits, Inyo County, California, correspondence and reprint 1901-1902 

52

Union Street Railroad Company, Arbitration with City of Providence, RI, clippings, correspondence, data, and timetable 1897-1899 

52

United Engineering Society, correspondence and reprints [See also Morris L. Cooke, and the Engineering Foundation] 1922-1923 

52

United States Army, Gun Carriage Tests, clippings, correspondence, data, drawings, and notes (3 folders) 1902 

52

United Traction and Electric Company, report 1901 April 

52

Valve Indicator Posts, correspondence, drawings, letters patent, and royalty lists (7 folders) 1889-1905 

52-53

Vortex Water Gun, report 1917 

53

Ware Radio Company and Stanton Device Corporation, correspondence 1922 

53

Water meters, effect on cities' water usage, graph 1904 

53

Water Rates in European Cities, report 1908 

53

Water Relief Valves,correspondence, drawing, and report 1890 

53

Winchester, Mass., land purchase, correspondence 1897-1898 

53

Winton Engine, correspondence, data, and report 1924 

53

Wire Rope Winch, computations, correspondence, and reprints (2 volumes) 1914-1918 

53

Wood, Albert, Position Finder invention, correspondence 1931-1932 

53

Woonsocket, RI, City Planning Report, maps and report 1915 January 

53

World Power Conference, correspondence 1923-1927 

53

Yellowstone National Park, correspondence 1893 

53

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 Series 4. Hydraulic Projects Records 

Box

Alabama: Montgomery Water Power, Dam on Tallapoosa River, correspondence, photographs, and reports (2 volumes) 1901-1912 

54

Alabama: Muscle Shoals, Tallulah Falls (Georgia) and other Southern Water Power Company locations, correspondence, maps, reports, and reprints (2 folders) 1905, 1924 

54

Arizona: Arizona Power Company, correspondence and report 1907-1908 

54

Arizona: Plomosa Water and Power Company, report 1901 

54

California: Los Angeles Aqueduct, clippings, correspondence, maps, reports, and reprints (4 folders, 6 volumes) 1906-1916 

54

California: Los Angeles, St. Francis Dam Disaster, clippings, correspondence, photographs, and reprints 1928-1930 

54

California: San Diego Water Supply, clippings, correspondence, data, photographs, reports, and reprints (4 folders, 38 volumes) 1923-1932 

54-57

California: San Francisco, Bay Area, and Sacramento Valley, Water Supply and Water Power Projects: Miscellaneous water supply maps, reports, and reprints (2 folders, 32 volumes) 1905-1932 

58-60

California: San Francisco, Bay Area, and Sacramento Valley, Water Supply and Water Power Projects: Calaveras Dam, correspondence, maps, photographs, reports and reprints (2 folders, 16 volumes) 1905-1932 

60-61

California: San Francisco, Bay Area, and Sacramento Valley, Water Supply and Water Power Projects: Feather River -- Big Bend and Big Meadows Dams, correspondence, maps, photographs, and reports (16 folders, 31 volumes) 1905-1932 

62-64

California: San Francisco, Bay Area, and Sacramento Valley, Water Supply and Water Power Projects: Great Western Power Company, correspondence, data, maps, reports, and reprints. 31f., 15v. 1905-1932 

65-67

California: San Francisco, Bay Area, and Sacramento Valley, Water Supply and Water Power Projects: Hetch Hetchy Dam, correspondence 1905-1932 

67-68

Microfilm of folders 1-26 of box 67 

138

California: San Francisco, Bay Area, and Sacramento Valley, Water Supply and Water Power Projects: Hetch Hetchy Dam, clippings, data, maps, photographs, reports, reprints, and transcripts (3 folders, 48 volumes) 1905-1932 

69-71

California: San Francisco, Bay Area, and Sacramento Valley, Water Supply and Water Power Projects: McCloud River, reports (6 volumes) 1905-1932 

71

California: San Francisco, Bay Area, and Sacramento Valley, Water Supply and Water Power Projects: Spring Valley Water Company, correspondence and reports (3 folders, 8 volumes) 1905-1932 

72

California: San Francisco, Bay Area, and Sacramento Valley, Water Supply and Water Power Projects: Yuba River, correspondence, maps, photographs, reports and reprints (4 folders, 2 volumes) 1905-1932 

72

Colorado: Denver Union Water Company, clippings, correspondence, maps, photographs, report, and reprints (10 folders, 14 volumes) 1907-1914, 1926 

73-74

Connecticut: Baltic, Dam for Ponemah Mills, correspondence and report 1898 

74

Connecticut: Hartford Water Supply, correspondence, photographs, reports, and reprints (7 volumes) 1913-1918 

74

Connecticut: Housatonic River, Power Studies, correspondence, data, maps, photographs, reports, and reprints (11 volumes) 1913-1915 

74-75

Connecticut: Stamford, Yale & Towne Manufacturing Company, correspondence and report (2 volumes) 1913 

75

Florida: Florida Canals, clippings, correspondence, maps, photographs, and reports. 2f., 3v. 1903-1912 

75

Idaho: Boise, Arrow Rock Dam, correspondence, mays, photographs, and reports (1 folder, 1 volume) 1911-1913 

76

Idaho: Murphy, Swan Falls Dam, correspondence, data, reports, and reprints 1910 

76

Illinois: Chicago Sanitary District, Study of Great Lakes Regulation, correspondence 1907-1932 

76

Illinois: Chicago Sanitary District, Study of Great Lakes Regulation, bills, clippings, data, maps, photographs, reports, reprints, speeches, and transcripts of testimony (17 folders, 60 volumes) 1907-1932 

77-80

Indiana: Indiana Hydroelectric Power Company, Oakdale Development, Tippecanoe River, photographs and reports (3 volumes) 1924-1926 

80

Iowa: Keokuk Dam, correspondence 1908-1918 

80-81

Iowa: Keokuk Dam, audit reports and cost estimates 1908-1918 

82-84

Iowa: Keokuk Dam, progress reports 1908-1918 

84

Iowa: Keokuk Dam, reports, data, and computations 1908-1918 

85-86

Iowa: Keokuk Dam, photographs (41 folders, 81 volumes) 1908-1918 

86-89

Maine: Aziscoos Dam, correspondence, data, photographs, and reports (2 volumes) 1909-1910 

89

Maine: Bingham, Wyman Dam, correspondence, data, photographs, and reports (7 volumes) 1928-1929 

89

Maine: Gulf Island Dam, correspondence and photographs 1926 

90

Maine: Livermore Falls Water District, testimony transcript circa 1907 

90

Maine: Portland Reservoir failure, contract and testimony transcript (2 folders) 1888, 1893 

90

Maine: Portland Waterworks, correspondence, data, photographs, and reports (5 folders, 3 volumes) 1907-1908 

90

Maine: Waterville Waterworks, correspondence, data, and reports (1 folder, 1 volumes) 1903 

90

Maine: Yarmouth, Royal River Manufacturing Company vs. Forest Paper Company, testimony transcript 1893 

90

Maryland: Baltimore Water Supply, clippings, correspondence, data, maps, and reports (2 folders, 5 volumes) 1908-1910 

90

Maryland: Great Falls, Potomac River, Power Development, correspondence, maps, photographs, reports, and reprints (1 folder, 8 volumes) 1920-1924 

90-91

Massachusetts: Boston, Charles River Dam, and Boston Coastal Subsidence, clippings, correspondence, data, maps, photographs, reports, and testimony transcripts (12 folders, 2 volumes) 1902-1908, 1924-1932, 1938 

91

Report of the Committee on the Charles River Dam 1903 

92

Massachusetts: Charles River Dam, and Boston Coastal Subsidence, clippings, correspondence, data, maps, photographs, reports, and testimony transcripts (7 folders, 1 volume) 

92

Massachusetts: Metropolitan Park Commission, Waltham Pond report and correspondence August 1903 

92

Massachusetts: Metropolitan Park Commission, Craddock Bridge, and Mystic River, correspondence, data, photographs, reports, and reprints (5 folders) 1903 

92

Report on the Improvement of the Upper Mystic River and Alewife Brook 1904 

92

Massachusetts: Metropolitan Sewerage Commission, Boston Pumping Station correspondence and report 1900-1901 

92

Massachusetts: Metropolitan Water Board, 1895-1901, Metropolitan Water Commission, 1904-1905, 1926, correspondence, data, maps, and reports (19 folders, 19 volumes) 1895-1901, 1904-1905, 1926 

93-94

Massachusetts: Boston, Noddles Island Case, East Boston Company, correspondence, data, maps, reprints, and testimony transcript (2 folders) 1903 

94

Massachusetts: Boston, Clarksburg Reservoir, correspondence and report 1902 

94

Massachusetts: Fall River Water Supply, correspondence, maps, and reprints 1922-1923 

94

Massachusetts: Gloucester Water Supply Company vs. City of Gloucester, briefs, clippings, correspondence, reports, and reprints (1 folder, 3 volumes) 1899-1915 

94

Massachusetts: Holyoke Water Power Company,report 1886 

95

Massachusetts: Hopkinton, Whitehall Pond Case, data and report (1 folder, 2 volumes) 1893 

95

Massachusetts: Lawrence, Essex Company, account books (3 folders) 1868-1884 

95

Massachusetts: Lawrence, Mills on Merrimack River, computations and data 1868-1884 

95

Massachusetts: Middlesex County, petition for new canal, correspondence, maps, and reports 1890-1891 

95

Massachusetts: Newburyport Water Company vs. City of Newburyport, briefs, correspondence, and reports 1890-1900 

95

Massachusetts: Springfield Waterworks, clippings, correspondence, report, and reprints (2 folders) 1906-1910 

95

Massachusetts: Turner's Falls Dam, map and report 1881 

95

Massachusetts: Williamstown, Mount Hope Water Supply,correspondence (1 volume) 1914 

95

Massachusetts: Winchendon Water Supply, correspondence, report, and reprint 1895 

95

Massachusetts: Winchester Waterworks, correspondence, data, map, reports, and reprints (4 folders) 1894-1895 

95

Massachusetts: Worcester, Lakeside Manufacturing Company vs. City of Worcester, briefs, correspondence, and data 1895 

95

Mississippi: Mississippi River Flood Problems, clippings, correspondence, maps, photographs, reports, and reprints (11 folders, 20 volumes) 1922-1932 

96-97

Montana: Great Falls, Rainbow Falls Dam, photographs (1 volume) 1908-1910 

97

Montana: Helena, Hauser Lake Dam, correspondence, data, photographs, and reports (3 volumes) 1908-1910 

97

Montana: Holter Dam, correspondence 1909-1911 

98

Montana: Holter Dam, data, photographs, and reports (4 folders, 14 volumes) 1909-1911 

99

Montana: Valier Land and Water Company, correspondence, photographs, and report (1 volume) 1914 

99

New Hampshire: Claremont Power Company, report 1907 

99

New Hampshire: Concord Electric Company vs. J.E. Symonds Table Company, correspondence, data, and report 1904 

99

New Hampshire: Concord Land and Water Power Company,correspondence 1886, 1892 

99

New Hampshire: Concord, Sewall's Falls, correspondence and reports (2 folders) 1884, 1897-1904 

99

New Hampshire: Fisherville, Borough Water Power, reports 1880 

99

New Hampshire: Laconia Gas and Electric Company, Dam, correspondence, photographs, and report (1 folder, 1 volume) 1915-1916 

100

New Hampshire: Moore's Falls, Merrimack River, computations, correspondence, reports, and reprints (4 volumes) 1922-1923 

100

New Hampshire: Nashua, Jackson Manufacturing Company, correspondence, photographs, and reports (4 folders, 1 volume) 1897-1919 

100

New Hampshire: Nashua Manufacturing Company, correspondence and reports (9 folders) 1887-1894 

100

New Hampshire: Nashua, Pennichuck Dam, report 1894-1895 

100

New Hampshire: New Hampshire Water Supply Company, Merrymeeting Lake, correspondence, photographs, and report (2 volumes) 1914 

100

New Jersey: Newark Water Supply, correspondence, reports, and reprints (1 folder, 5 volumes) 1900, 1917-1918 

100-101

New Jersey: Passaic, Manhattan Print Works, report 1887-1888 

101

New York: Neversink River, Hydroelectric Power Development, correspondence, data, maps, photographs, reports, and reprints (5 folders, 4 volumes) 1916-1918 

101

New York: New York City, Coney Island, Gravesend Standpipe, blueprints and report 1886 

101

New York: New York City, Department of Water Supply, Gas, and Electricity (1895-1904) and Board of Water Supply (1905-1932), correspondence 1895-1932 

101-104

New York: New York City, Department of Water Supply, Gas, and Electricity (1895-1904) and Board of Water Supply (1905-1932), data, maps, minutes, photographs, reports, and reprints (74 folders, 14 volumes) 1895-1932 

105-106

New York: New York State Water Supply Commission, brief, correspondence, photographs, reports, and reprints (2 folders, 3 volumes) 1907-1911 

106

New York: Rochester City Planning Bureau, correspondence, newsclippings, and blueprints 1924-1929 

122

New York: St. Lawrence River Power Company (Long Sault Rapids, Massena, and Niagara Falls) and the Pittsburgh Reduction Company, (after 1907, the Aluminum Company of America), correspondence 1891-1911, 1931 

106-108

New York: St. Lawrence River Power Company (Long Sault Rapids, Massena, and Niagara Falls) and the Pittsburgh Reduction Company, (after 1907, the Aluminum Company of America), computations, data, maps, photographs, reports, reprints, and testimony transcripts (39 folders, 13 volumes) 1891-1911, 1931 

108

New York: Salmon River Hydroelectric Development, correspondence, data, and report (1 folder, 1 volume) 1911 

109

New York: Schagticoke, Hoosic River Power Study, correspondence, data, and reprints (1 volume) 1907-1908 

109

North Carolina: Asheville Water Supply, clippings correspondence, data, maps, reports, and reprints (3 folders, 3 volumes) 1901-1902, 1922-1926 

109

North Carolina: Badin, Yadkin Narrows Spillway, Aluminum Company of America, correspondence, data, photographs, and report (1 volume) 1923 

109

North Carolina: Catawba Dam failure, Southern Power Company, correspondence, photographs, report, and reprint (1 volume) 1916 

109

North Carolina: Salisbury, Whitney Water Power Company and Aluminum Company of America, computations, correspondence, data, reports, and reprints (7 folders) 1908-1909, 1915-1917 

109

North Dakota: Minot Waterworks, correspondence and report (1 volume) 1905-1907 

110

Oregon: Escatada and Lahontan Dams, correspondence, data, photographs, reports, and reprints (1 volume) 1909-1915 

110

Pennsylvania: Philadelphia, Department of Public Works, correspondence and reprints (1 volume) 1912-1913 

110

Pennsylvania: Philadelphia, Hog Island Shipyard, clippings, correspondence, map, report, and reprint 1918 

110

Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh Civic Commission, correspondence, newsclippings 1909-1913 

122

Rhode Island: Blackstone River Reservoirs and Blackstone Manufacturing Company, correspondence, data, maps, photographs, reports, and reprints (7 folders, 1 volume) 1906-1910 

110

Rhode Island: Bristol and Warren Waterworks vs. Town of Bristol, data and report (2 folders) 1905 

110

Rhode Island: East Greenwich, Water Power, report 1887 

110

Rhode Island: Phillipsdale Reservoir, Glenlyon Dye Works, computations, correspondence, data, photographs, and report (3 folders) 1906 

110

Rhode Island: Providence Engineering Works, correspondence 1899-1904 

122

Rhode Island: Providence Water Supply, correspondence (1 volume) 1922 

110

Rhode Island: Saylesville, Stump Hill Reservoir and Sayles Bleacheries, correspondence, photographs, reports, and reprints (2 volumes) 1910-1913 

110

Tennessee: Chattanooga, Hale's Bar Dam, correspondence, data, photographs, and reports (3 volumes) 1919-1922 

110

Tennessee: Knoxville Power Company and Aluminum Company of America, Little Tennessee River hydroelectric power developments, computations, correspondence, data, and reports (1 folder, 9 volumes) 1911-1916 

110

Tennessee: Knoxville Power Company and Aluminum Company of America, Little Tennessee River hydroelectric power developments report circa 1898   oversize

136

Texas: Medina River Irrigation Project, computations, correspondence, data, maps, photographs, reports, and reprints (1 folder, 6 volumes) 1910-1924 

111

Washington: Puyallup, Puget sound Power Company, computations, correspondence, data, and reprint 1905-1906 

112

Washington: Seattle, Hydraulic Sluicing, photographs and report (1 volume) 1906 

112

Washington: Seattle Waterworks, Cedar River watershed pollution, by Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad Company, clippings, correspondence, maps, photographs, reports, and reprints (2 folders, 1 volume) 1906 

112

West Virginia: Cheat River, State Line Dam, Pittsburgh Hydroelectric Company and the Hydroelectric Company of West Virginia, correspondence, data, maps, photographs, and reports (9 volumes) 1911-1913 

112

Alberta, Canada: Bassano Dam and Irrigation Project, correspondence, photographs, reports, and reprints (3 volumes) 1913-1914 

112

Alberta, Canada: Calgary Power Company, Horse Shoe Falls Dam and Kananaskis Dam, blueprints, correspondence, maps, photographs, reports, and reprints (8 volumes) 1910-1914, 1924-1925 

113

British Columbia, Canada: Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam Dam, blueprints, correspondence, maps, photographs, and reports (1 folder, 25 volumes) 1909-1914 

113-115

British Columbia, Canada: Vancouver, Western Canada Power Company, Stave Lake development, correspondence, data, maps, photographs, reports, and reprints (5 volumes) 1911 

115

Manitoba, Canada: Winnipeg River Power Development, correspondence, maps, photographs, and reports (2 volumes) 1911-1914 

115

Ontario, Canada: Niagara Falls, Ontario Power Company, correspondence, maps, and reprints (2 volumes) 1911-1916 

115

Ontario, Canada: Ottawa River, Chaudiere Dam, photographs (1 volume) 1909 

115

Ontario, Canada: St. Lawrence River, Hydroelectric Power Commission of Ontario, maps and reprints (1 volume) 1921 

115

Quebec, Canada: Lachine Rapids Power Company, blueprints, clippings, computations, correspondence, maps, photographs, reports, and reprints (4 folders, 8 volumes) 1914-1930 

116

Quebec, Canada: Montreal Water Works, clippings, correspondence, photographs, reports, and reprints (2 volumes) 1914 

116

Quebec, Canada: Trois Riveres, Des Forges Rapids Dam, St. Maurice Lumber Company, correspondence, photographs, and report (1 volume) 1918 

116

Saskatchewan, Canada: Saskatoon Dam, correspondence, report, and reprint (1 volume) 1911 

117

Columbia: Magdelena River and Harbor, correspondence, maps, reports, and reprints (2 volumes) 1928 

117

Mexico: Chihauhau, La Boquilla Dam, Mexican Northern Power Company, correspondence, data, photographs, and reports (2 folders, 8 volumes) 1906-1914 

117-118

Mexico: Mexico City Waterworks, correspondence, data, maps, reports, and reprints (2 folders, 6 volumes) 1907-1914 

118

Panama: Panama Canal Commission correspondence 1902-1904 

122

Isthmian Canal Commission correspondence 1906-1909 

122

Panama Canal J.R. Freeman trip itinerary 1907 

122

Estimate of Cost of Lock Canal December 1908 

122

Panama Canal correspondence with White House 1908-1909 

122

Panama Canal photographs, 2 folders 

122

Panama Canal correspondence 1910 

122

Panama Canal slide problem records, 3 folders 1915-1916 

122

Panama Canal slide problem topographical drawings 

122

Conservation of Resources, no. 8 1908 

122

Acknowledgement on the response "Conservation of Water and Problem of Panama" 1907 

122

Computations and notes on hydraulics projects, including Bassano, Big Bend, Bog Meadows, Calaveras, Calgary, Cheat River, Cheoah, Coquitlam, Hartford Water Supply, Hetch Hetchy, Housatonic, Jackson Company, Keokuk Dam, Lachine, Medina, Mexico, Nachus, New Tech [not hydraulic project], Ontario, Providence East Side Approach [not hydraulic project], Stump Hill, South Yuba (8 volumes) undated 

119

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 Series 6. Hydraulic Projects in China Records 

 Subseries 6A. Grand Canal (Beijing-Hangzhouand) and Yellow River (Huang He) 

Box Folder

Auditor's expense accounts 1918-1919 

123 1-2

Auditor's expense accounts 1919-1920 

123 3-5

Correspondence, contracts regarding agreement between the government of China and the American International Corporation 1917-1920 

123 6-7

Employment file 1917-1920 

123 8-10

Selection of Chief Engineer 1917-1918 

123 11-13

Background reports by C. M. Bishop,J. H. Wilson, and S. Morrison 1916, 1906, undated 

123 14

China Canal Studies - Notes Upon Improvement of Rivers by Professor Cross undated 

123 15-19

China Canal Studies - Notes Upon Mississippi River by Professor Cross undated 

123 20

China photographs 

123 21

China Yellow River photographs and clippings 

123 22

China Grand Canal 1920-1921 

123 23

Cook's Tourist Handbook for Tourisits to Peking, Tientsin, Shan-Hai-Kwan, Mukden, Dairen, Port Arthur, and Keijyo (Seoul)  1913 

123 24

China flood data undated 

124 25

Data on the training of rivers undated 

124 26

Grand Canal China Library Notes undated 

124 27

Miscellaneous Reports - Yellow River - Conservancy - Reclamation undated 

124 28-30

Papers - Royal Geographic Society, photostats undated 

124 31-32

Previous engineering studies undated 

124 33-35

River data photostats undated 

124 36

Chihli River Commission, annual reports, blueprints 1918-1922 

124 37

China Famine Fund - American Committee 1921 

124 38-39

Correspondence, American International Corporation to Freeman 1918 May to 1921 November 

124 40-42

Correspondence, Freeman to American International Corporation 1918 May to 1922 January 

124 43

Correspondence between Freeman and Charles A. Stone (AIC) 1918 December to 1922 November 

124 44-45

Letters from Joseph Ripley 1918 June to November 

124 46

Letters from Joseph Ripley 1918 July to 1919 March 

125 47-48

Letters from Joseph Ripley 1919 March to June 

125 49-50

Letters from Joseph Ripley 1919 July to December 

125 51-52

Letters to Joseph Ripley 1918 September to 1919 July 

125 53

Correspondence between Freeman and O. J. Todd 1921 November to 1932 December 

125 54-55

Letters from Thomas Wiggins 1919 July to 1921 November 

125 56

Letters from Thomas Wiggins 1920 January to November 

125 57-61

Letters from Thomas Wiggins 1920 November to 1922 February 

125 62

Letters to Thomas Wiggins 1919 June to 1922 February  

125 63

Letters from engineering assistants 1919 March to July 

125 64

Correspondence between Freeman and engineering assistants 1918-1922 

125 65-66

Emergency copies of outgoing letters 1918-1922 

125 67-68

Emergency copies of outgoing letters 1920 March to October 

126 69

Correspondence with Thomas Wiggins: To the Grand Canal Improvement Board 1920 February to 1921 February 

126 70

Correspondence with Thomas Wiggins: To P. W. Henry (AIC) 1920 January to April 

126 71

Data sheets - miscellaneous undated 

126 72

Estimates for concrete in South Yellow River Lock 1920 

126 73

Grand Canal Data 1919 

126 74-76

Hydrographs 1920 

126 77-78

Rainfall and discharge records undated 

126 79

Grand Canal Preliminary Programs, report by J. R. Freeman and J. Ripley 1918 January to July 

126 80

China Grand Canal Surveys - Progress Report by J. R. Freeman. Revised by J. Ripley 1919 February 

126 81

Final report of the Hydrographic Division of the GCIB by R. D. Goodrich 1919 March 

126 82

China Grand Canal Investigations of 1918, reports of J. Ripley and J. R. Freeman: Volume 1 1920 January 

126 83

China Grand Canal Investigations of 1918, reports of J. Ripley and J. R. Freeman: Volume 2 (Appendices A - E) 1920 January 

126 84-87

China Grand Canal Investigations of 1918, reports of J. Ripley and J. R. Freeman: Volume 3 (Appendices F - M) 1920 January 

126-127 88-90

China Grand Canal Investigations of 1918, reports of J. Ripley and J. R. Freeman: Volume 4 (Appendices N - V) 1920 January 

127 91-92

Notes by J. R. Freeman 1920 May 

127 93

Irrigation and Fertilization Along the Yellow River, by J. R. Freeman 1920 October 

127 94

Report of Preliminary Surveys for the Improvement of the China Grand Canal, by T. Wiggins, first draft of the final report. Submitted to the Grand Canal Improvement Board 1920 December 

127 95-96

Report of Preliminary Surveys for the Improvement of the China Grand Canal, final report: Volume 1 1921 January 

127 97-99

Report of Preliminary Surveys for the Improvement of the China Grand Canal, final report: Appendices 2 and 3 1921 January 

127 100

Report of Preliminary Surveys for the Improvement of the China Grand Canal, final report: Volume 2 1921 January 

127 101-103

A Narrative Concerning Investigations on the China Grand Canal in 1918-1920, by J. R. Freeman. Submitted to the American International Corporation 1921 January 

127 104-107

Review and Conclusions, by J. R. Freeman to the Grand Canal Improvement Board 1921 September 

127 108

A New Yellow River Menace and the Remedy Proposed, by J. R. Freeman 1921 November 

127 109

China Tour 1916-1917 

127 110-111

Trip to Japan and China 1916-1917 

128 112-115

Trip to China, letters of introduction, newsclippings, invitations 1919-1920 

128 116-118

Working files 1917 October to 1919 June 

128 119-120

Working files 1918 January to December 

128 121-122

Working files 1918 December to 1919 July 

128 123-125

Working files 1919 July to December 

128 126-128

Working files 1920 January to 1924 February 

128 129-132

Working files 1922 May to 1923 November 

129 133-137

Working files 1926 January to 1929 December 

129 138-142

Working files 1930 January 1932 November 

129 143-144

Yangtse River Commission Technical Committee - First Annual Report 1923 January 

129 145

Yellow River Bridge: Background readings and research notes undated 

129 146-148

Yellow River Bridge: Cost estimates undated 

129 149

Yellow River Bridge: Report - Proposal and argument, by J. R. Freeman 1921 May 

129 150

Working files: Volume 1 1921 March to September 

129 151-154

Working files: Volume 2 1921 September to 1924 April 

130 155-157

 Subseries 6B. Hwai River System - Hiang-su Province 

Box Folder

Background readings - American Red Cross Report of the Board of Engineers of the Hwai River Conservancy Project 1914 

130 158

Blueprints of Hwai River Region, by M.T. Yu undated 

130 159-161

A New project for Flood Relief in the Hwai River and other Districts in the Kiang-su Province by J. R. Freeman (Copy 1) 1920 September 

130 162-163

A New project for Flood Relief in the Hwai River and other Districts in the Kiang-su Province by J. R. Freeman (Copy 2) 1920 September 

130 164-165

A New project for Flood Relief in the Hwai River and other Districts in the Kiang-su Province by J. R. Freeman (Copy 3) 1920 September 

130 166

A New project for Flood Relief in the Hwai River and other Districts in the Kiang-su Province by J. R. Freeman (Blueprints and data sheets) 1920 September 

130 167-168

Chinese Government Hwai River Commission Report 1930 May 

130 169-170

Working files 1920-1922 

130 171-172

Working files 1922-1925 

130 173-174

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 Series 5. Writings 

Box Folder

Percolation through Earth Embankments and the Natural Closing of Leaks 1888 

120 1

Fire Stream Tables for Use of Inspectors of Associated Factory Mutual Insurance Companies 1889 March 

120 2
Cabinet Oversize-folder

Metal Nozzle for Gauging Flow of Water 1889 

4 134
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Prudence in Pillar Design and Tests of Some full-size Spruce Pillars 1889 

120 3

Comparison of English and American Types of Factory Construction 1890 September 

120 4

Should Fire Services be Metered? 1890 

120 5

The Nozzle as an Accurate Water Meter; Experiments Relating to the Hydraulics of Fore Streams 1891 June 

120 6

The Arrangement of Hydrants and Water Pipes for the Protection of a City Against Fire 1892 September 

120 7
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Nashua Experiments 1892 

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Nashua Experiments, data sheets 1892 

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The Bursting of the Portland, Maine Reservoir 1893 

120 8

Some Notes on Fire Protection Engineering 1894 May 

120 9

A New Form of Canal Waste Weir 1894 June 

120 10

Hoisting Apparatus for Canal Head Gates at Sewell's Falls, New Hampshire 1894 September 

120 11
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Plottings, Sketches, & Tables Used in Making Up Sprinkler Schedules 1894 

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Silas W. Holman 1901 

120 12

Subsidence of Land and Harbor Bottom 1903 May 

120 13

Lowell Factory Fire, Engineering News, letter to the editor 1903 August 

120 14

An Engineer's Suggestion to Fire Underwriters 1904 May 

120 15

On Contemporary Technical Education 1904 August 

120 16

Concerning the Proposed Alliance between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard College 1905 May 

120 17

On the Safeguarding of Life in Theatres 1905 December 

120 18

Frederic P. Stearns, President of the American Society of Civil Engineers 1906 January 

120 19

Report to a Committee of Mill Owners on Proposed Reservoirs on the Blackstone River 1906 October 

120 20

The Conservation of Water 1909 March 

120 21

The Problem of the Panama Canal 1909 April 

120 22

Report on the Enlargement and Improvement of the Baltimore Water Supply, March 1910 1910 March 

120 23

Report of the Commission on East Side Approach [Providence, R.I.] 1911 April 

120 24

The Fire Protection of Cities 1915 October 

120 25

Theodore Schwarz 1918 January 

120 26

Hog Island Shipyard, Report to an Investigating Committee of the U.S. Senate 1918 May 

120 27

The Grand Canal of China 1919 October 

120 28

Progress in Technical Education 1922 February 

120 29

Flood Problems in China 1922 May 

120 30

Address at the Annual Convention, American Society of Civil Engineers 1922 August 

120 31

To Establish a National Hydraulic Laboratory, Hearing Before a Subcommittee of the Committee of Commerce, U.S. Senate, S.J. Res. 209 1922 September 

120 32

The Need of a National Hydraulic Laboratory for the Solution of River Problems 1923 

120 33

The Fundamental Problems of Hydroelectric Development 1924 January 

120 34

General Review of Current Practice in Water Power Production in America 1924 July 

120 35

Taming the Mississippi 1927 June 

120 36

Needed: More Science in Flood Control 1927 December 

120 37

National Hydraulic Laboratory, Hearings before the Committee on Rivers and Harbors, U.S. House of Representatives, S. 1710 1928 April 

120 38

Frederick Kent Copeland 1928 December 

120 39

The Engineering Accomplishments of Mr. Hoover 1929 April 

120 40

The Historical Development of Hydraulic Researches and Some Noteworthy Hydraulic Laboratories in America 1929 

120 41

Progress in Hydraulic Laboratory Research 1929 

120 42

Mastering Rivers in the Laboratory 1930 January 

120 43

Engineering Data Needed on Earthquake Motion 1930 April 

120 44

Design of a National Hydraulic Laboratory 1930 June 

120 45

Engineering Data Needed on Earthquake Motion for Use in the Design of Earthquake-Resisting Structures 1930 June 

120 46

The Italian Earthquake of July 23, 1930 1930 December 

120 47

Flood Control on the River Po in Italy 1930 

120 48

National Hydraulic Laboratory, Progress Report, February 1931. 1931 February 

120 49

Earthquake Engineering 1931 December 

120 50

Flow of Water in Pipes and Pipe Fittings (posthumous) 1941 

120 51

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