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George M. Tompson papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MC-0283

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection contains professional correspondence, mostly letters of reference for George M.Tompson, and two annotated copies of published engineers' texts.


  • 1871 - 1941


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This collection is open.

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Biographical / Historical

George Morris Tompson (1852-1949) was a member of the class of 1873 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), but did not receive a degree. He was a surveyor and construction engineer for many railroads in the United States and Mexico, including the Boston and Maine and the New Haven Railroads.


0.1 Cubic Feet (2 legal size folders)

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