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H. L. Marvin papers

Call Number: RH MS 447


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


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No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

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)

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Physical Location

RH MS 447

Physical Location

RH MS-P 447

Related Materials

Douglas County Historical Society manuscript collections, Kansas Collection, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas:RH MS E111 contains a day book, ledger, and account book owned by H. L. Marvin.

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

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States