Emory, William H. (William Hemsley), 1811-1887
- Existence: 1811 - 1887
William Hemsley Emory (1811-1887), topographical engineer, explorer, and United States Army major general.
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Call Number: WA MSS S-1187
Abstract: The bulk of the collection documents William Emory's service on the Mexican boundary survey in the years 1848 to 1858. Series I contains correspondence with members of the boundary commission, the American and Mexican Survey parties, and government officials. Correspondence for 1849-50 describes California during the Gold Rush and Forty-Niners on the Gila route. There are also other military records. Series II contains letters and other records from Emory's service in Kansas and in the Civil...
Call Number: WA MSS S-1403
Abstract: The papers document the military career of a topographical engineer in the nineteenth century. The collection contains correspondence, reports, maps, and data from astronomical observations created during the surveys of the Northeastern and Mexican boundaries, a review of the Mason-Dixon Line, a project to improve the Great Lakes's harbors, and a survey of the North and North West Lakes. The papers also have information on Graham's personal life as well as family members such as his son,...
Dates: 1804-1896, bulk 1848-1865