Joseph T. Baily Engineering Lecture Notes
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of a single hardbound notebook containing notes on engineering and mechanics, taken by Joseph T. Baily, a student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, New York) in 1870. The majority of the notes were based on lectures by Charles McMillan (1841-1927), professor of geodesy at Rensselaer from 1865 to 1871. The notes cover such subjects as construction of earth dams, strength of materials, and railroad engineering. Included among the notes are various small sketches. A program for the reading of senior theses at Rensselaer in 1870 is tipped into the front of the volume.
- Baily, Joseph T. (Person)
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
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Biographical / Historical
Joseph T. Baily graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1870, with the thesis "Review of the Locomotive Engine 'No. 14,' of the Lehigh & Susquehanna Railroad Co." He is presumably the Joseph Tatnall Baily memorialized in Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Paterson (Passaic County), New Jersey. Son of Tatnall and Jane Van Blarcom Baily, he was born in New York on September 20, 1848; he died at Jersey City, New Jersey, on January 15, 1873.
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Lecture notes on engineering and mechanics taken by Joseph T. Baily, a student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, New York) in 1870.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Joseph T. Baily Engineering Lectures Notes were purchased by Special Collections and University Archives in 1993.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Joseph T. Baily Engineering Lecture Notes by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing and description of the Joseph T. Baily Engineering Lecture Notes commenced and was completed in October, 2023.
- Joseph T. Baily Engineering Lecture Notes, 1870
- John M. Jackson
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