Jervis, John Bloomfield, 1795-1885. The Jervis Papers. Cleveland: Bell and Howell, 1968.
MIC FLM TA 23 J47 13 reels. 35 mm.
John B. Jervis was an engineer who worked on canals, railroads, and waterworks during one of the most active periods in America's technological history. He held important positions during the constructions of the Erie, the Delaware and Hudson, and the Chenango Canals. He also worked for various railroads, serving as chief engineer of the Mohawk and Hudson Railway, of the Schenectady and Saratoga Railway, and of the Hudson Railway; later he worked on several mid-western lines. He was the engineer for the Croton Water System for New York City, and for the Boston Water Supply System.
His several thousand papers dealing mostly with his career are housed in the Rome Public Library, and are reproduced here.
Reels 1-4: Croton Aqueduct, 1831-43.
Reels 5-7: Letters.
Reels 8-10: Papers dealing with the various canals and waterworks.
Reels 11-13: Papers dealing with the various railroads.
Rome N.Y. Public Library. Index to the Papers J of John Bloomfield Jervis, Rome, NY: Jervis Library, 1966.
Includes a detailed checklist of items reproduced and a "Name Index to Jervis Papers."
Jervis, John B.
Canals -- New York (State) History -- Sources
Civil Engineering -- Biography
Railroads -- United States -- Sources