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Collection Reference Number GLC01896.009
From Archive Folder Letters and documents relating to the Jeffery/Woodlief families and naval matters 
Title Abraham Eustis to Doctor Robert Archer discussing maritime issues
Date 14 June1837
Author Eustis, Abraham (fl. 1830-1837)  
Recipient Archer, Dr. Robert  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Requesting the doctor's observations on the "effects produced on the channel, the bar, and the more western wharves, by the repeated extension of the eastern, or steamboat wharf, and your opinion of the probable effects to be produced by its further extension." Also includes a two page response from Dr. Archer on the verso. Eustis (1786-1843) was the first commander of Fort Monroe and the founder of its Artillery school. He rose to the rank of Brevet Brigadier General.
Subjects Steamboat  Infrastructure  Maritime  Science and Technology  
People Eustis, Abraham (fl. 1830-1837)  
Place written Fort Monroe, Virginia
Theme Naval & Maritime; Science, Technology, Invention
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859