Opinion On A Project For Removing the Obstructions To A Ship Navigation To Georgetown, Col.


Date: 1812 | Size: 1 volume(s), 1 volume, ca. 500 p.


Bound with this is: Union Canal Company. Report of the President and Managers to the stockholders ... 1813-1814 -- New York. Citizens. Memorial ... in favor of a canal navigation ... -- New Jersey. Legislature. Report of the Commissioners ... for ... a canal ... -- New York (State). Legislature. Report ... on the subject of the canals, from Lake Erie to the Hudson River ... -- New York (State). Canal Commissioners. Report ... on the canals from Lake Erie to the Hudson River ... -- Granger, Gideon. Speech ... on the subject of a canal from Lake Erie to Hudson's River ... -- New York (State). Laws of the state of New York, respecting navigable communications ... -- Considerations on the Great Western Canal ... -- Say, Jean Baptiste. Des Canaux de navigation ... -- Stevens, John. Documents tending to prove the superior advantages of rail-ways ... -- Annesley, William. A description of [his] new system of naval architecture ...

Background note

British-born architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe, most famous for designing the United States Capitol, is known as the "Father of American Architecture."

Collection Information

Physical description

1 volume, ca. 500 p.


Manuscript table of contents in Jefferson's hand enclosed in box.

Early American History Note

This volume from Thomas Jefferson's personal library contains a series of pamphlets dealing with internal improvements that Jefferson bound together. The earliest and first one in the series dates to 1812 and is by Benjamin Latrobe. There are also official state reports on internal improvements, most notably from New York, and one from France and another from Great Britain. One of the pamphlets has detailed sketches of canal boats.

Indexing Terms


  • Printed Material

Geographic Name(s)

  • Potomac River.


  • Engineering
  • International Trade.
  • Science and technology
  • Trade