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W. E. Spraggins papers

Identifier: MSS-1327

Scope and Contents

The collection contains twenty Carte de Visite studio portraits, and the following publications: a 1909 copy of the "Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway, Chattanooga Division Alignment and Profile," by the Office of Chief Engineer, and published in Nashville, Tennessee; a copy of "Astronomy Notebook with Directions for Observing" By O.M. Leland [2nd edition, Ithica, published by the author in 1907 for the use of students in the college of Civil Engineering, Cornell University] (which belonged to W.E. Spraggins and has sections filled out); an announcement for the "University of Alabama, Alabama Corps of Cadets Commencement Hop" on July 5th 1876; "Weather Proverbs, 1883," compiled by Henry Harrison Chase Dunwoody, and published by the Government Printing Office; Signal Service notes, no.9; diary entries and list of places worked for Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway from 1909-1910; as well as journals of work relatied entries, sketches of railraod tracks and places worked, caluclation by Spraggins and a pamphlet of Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway conventional signs.


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Contains the note books of his work as an engineer in Nashville, Tennessee, two books on engineering, photo cards from the Sigma Nu fraternity in Indianapolis, Indiana, and an invitation to the University of Alabama, Alabama Corps of Cadets on July 5, 1876.




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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266