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Thaddeus Sanford Smith papers

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Thaddeus Sanford Smith papers, 1858-1861

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Primary Creator: Smith, Thaddeus Sanford (b. 1840.)

Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet

Subjects: College students, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Study and teaching

Forms of Material: Notebooks

Languages: English

Collection processed by: S. Kennick

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Thaddeus Sanford Smith papers (MC 32), 1858-1861, contain two volumes of student notes in such courses as geometry, physics, electricity, chemistry, surveying, etc. Names of lecturers are given below when they were listed in Smith's notes. Also included are brief notations for Smith's thesis on a railway bridge.

Biographical Note

Thaddeus Sanford Smith, C.E., (St. Louis, Mo.), son of Sol and Elizabeth (Pugsley) Smith, was born at Mobile, Ala., May 31st, 1840. Prepared at the Central High School, St. Louis, Mo., and entered the Institute in October, 1858. Commenced practice of his profession in St. Louis Mo., 1861-1872, from which date he was engaged in banking, manufacturing and mercantile pursuits, until 1882, when he established a brick manufactory in St. Louis, Mo., known as the Broadway brick works. Most of his time as an engineer was devoted to the public works of the city of St. Louis, Mo., more especially the water works. During the late war he was an assistant engineer in the Unites States navy, from which he resigned on account of disagreement with health. During the last to years of the war he commanded a company in the Thirtieth (cavalry) regiment of Missouri volunteers. He was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the St. Louis Society of Civil Engineers. Married, August 26, 1872, Miss Rosalie T. Balmer, of St. Louis, Mo., daughter of Charles Balmer, Esq., and eminent musician and music publisher.

(from Nason's Biographical Record, 1887)

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College students
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Study and teaching

Administrative Information

Repository: Institute Archives and Special Collections

Preferred Citation: Thaddeus Sanford Smith papers, MC 32. Institute Archives and Special Collections, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.


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Folder 1: Student Notebook, 1858-1861Add to your cart.
Descriptive geometry, 1858-1859; Shades and shadows, 1859-1860; Linear perspective; Electricity, lectures by Prof. William Elderhorst, 1860;  Engineering fieldwork and instruments and railway surveying, Lectures by Prof. David M. Green. 1861
Folder 2: Student Notebook, 1859-1861 and undatedAdd to your cart.
Physics of heat; Chemistry; Metallic chemistry, lectures by Prof. William Elderhorst, 1859; Theory of prime movers, 1861; Brief notes for Smith's thesis on railway bridge, 1861.

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