H. L. Marvin papers
H. (Hiram?) L. Marvin was a railroad engineer in the late 19th-early 20th centuries. The collection contains professional correspondence regarding railorad construction and some personal correspondence, as well as photographs of various bridges and railways in Kansas during the late 1800s and early part of the 1900s.
- Creation: 1875 - 1920
- Marvin, H. L. (Compiler, Person)
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Biography of H. L. Marvin
H. L. Marvin served as chief engineer for the Kansas Southern Railroad, amongst other inter-related railroads. His nephew, Frank O. Marvin, was for a while a bridge eningeer before becoming the first Dean of the University of Kansas' School of Engineering in 1891, after several years of teaching mathematics, physics, and civil engineering classes at KU.
.5 Linear Feet (2 document cases)
Language of Materials
RH MS 447
RH MS-P 447
- Guide to the H. L. Marvin Collection
- H. L. Marvin papers
- Finding aid prepared by rh, 2007; revised by cl, 2010; revised by tmw, 2017.
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H. L. Marvin papers, Kansas Collection, RH MS 447, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas