RG 26 Entry 24 (NC-31)

Letters Received from District Engineers & Inspectors, ca 1853 – 1900

These letters were bound into volumes. Many volumes were destroyed or severely damaged in a fire at the Department of Commerce. I have digitized some of the damaged volumes and provided them on CDs which are available in the Finding Aids Room.

First District

Boxes 8 & 9: July 1880 – June 1881; Letterbook 502

Box 13: Inspector/Engineer, July 1882 – June 1883; Letterbook 559

Box 14: Inspector, July 1884 – June 1885; Letterbook 615

Box 15: Inspector/Engineer, July 1885 – June 1886; Letterbook 643

Box 17: Inspector, July 1887 – June 1888; Letterbook 721

Box 22: Inspector, July 1888 – June 1889; Letterbook 770

Box 23: Engineer, July 1888 – June 1889; Letterbook 771

Box 30: Inspector, July 1894 – June 1895; Letterbook 1051/June 1896; Letterbook 1073

Box 37: Inspector, Jan. 1898 – June 1898; Letterbook 1163

Box 41: Inspector, July 1898 – June 1899; Letterbook 1219

Box 47: Inspector, July 1899- Dec. 1899; Letterbook 1282

Box 48: Inspector, Jan. 1900 – June 1900; Letterbook 1283

First/Second District

Volume 2: Engineer/Inspector, July 1871 – June 1872; Letterbook 297

Box 12: Inspector/Engineer, July 1881 – June 1882; Letterbook 533

Box 16: Engineer, July 1885 – June 1886; Letterbook 645

Box 21: Engineer, July 1887 – June 1888; Letterbook 725

Box 18: Engineer, Jan. 1887 – June 1888; Letterbook 722

Box 23: Engineer, July 1888 – June 1889; Letterbook 771

Box 24: Engineer, July – December 1888; Letterbook 774

Box 25: Engineer, January 1889 – June 1890; Letterbook 775

Box 29: Engineer, July 1893 – June 1894

Box 34: Engineer, July 1895 – June 1896; Letterbook 1091

Box 36: Engineer, July 1896 – June 1897; Letterbook 1135

Box 40: Engineer, July – December 1897; Letterbook 1185

Box 44: Engineer, July 1898 – June 1899; Letterbook 1247

Box 45: Engineer, July – Dec. 1898; Letterbook 1248

Box 46: Engineer, Jan. 1899 – June 1899; Letterbook 1249

Box 50: Engineer, July – Dec. 1899; Letterbooks 1317 & 1319

Box 52: Engineer, July – December 1900; Letterbook 1373

Second District

Box 1: Engineer/Inspector, July 1860 – June 1861; Letterbook 115

Boxes 2 – 3: Engineer/Inspector, 1862 – 1863; Letterbook 142

Box 4: Engineer/Inspector, June 1863 – June 1864; Letterbook 154

Volume ?: Inspector, 1864 – 1865; Letterbook 167

Box 5: Engineer/Inspector, 1868 – 1869; Letterbook 225

Box 6: Engineer/Inspector, 1872 – 1873; Letterbook 318

Box 7: Engineer/Inspector, 1873 – 1874; Letterbook 337

Box 10: Inspector, July 1880 – June 1881; Letterbook 503

Volume 5: Inspector, July 1883 – June 1884; Letterbook 616

Box 19: Inspector, July 1887 – December 1888; Letterbook 723

Box 20: Inspector, January 1888 – June 1888; Letterbook 724

Box 24: Inspector, January 1889 – June 1889; Letterbook 773

Box 27: Inspector, July 1892 – June 1893; Letterbook 953

Box 28: Inspector, July 1893 – June 1894; Letterbook 989

Box 29: July 1893 – June 1894; Letterbook 1009

Box 31: Inspector, July – November 1895, November 1895 – May 1896; Letterbook 773

Box 34: Engineer, July 1895 – June 1896; Letterbook 1091

Box 35: Inspector, July 1896 – June 1897; Letterbook 1119

Box 38: Inspector, Jan. 1898 – June 1898; Letterbook 1165

Box 40: Engineer, July 1897 – Dec. 1897; Letterbook 1185

Boxes 42 & 43: Inspector, March 1899 – June 1899; Letterbook 1222

Box 49: Inspector, April 1900 – June 1900; Letterbook 1287

Box 51: Inspector, July – December 1900; Letterbook 1356

Second/Third District

Box 11: Engineer, July 1880 – June 1881; Letterbook 507

Third District

Box 52: Inspector, October 1862 – June 1863; Letterbook 143 Part I

Box 53: Inspector, October 1862 – June 1863; Letterbook 143 Part II

Box 54: Inspector, October 1862 – June 1863; Letterbook 143 Part III

Box 55: Inspector, June 1864 – January 1865; Letterbook 148

Box 56: Engineer, July -December 1868; Letterbook 226 Part I

Box 57: Engineer, July – December 1868; Letterbook 226 Part II

Box 58: Engineer, July – December 1868; Letterbook 226 Part III

Box 59: Engineer, January – June 1869; Letterbook 227 Part I & II

Box 60: Engineer, January – June 1869; Letterbook 227 Part III

Box 84: Inspector, July – December 1883; Letterbook 587 (damaged/digitized)

Box 92: Engineer, July – October 1887; Letterbook 730 (damaged/digitized)

Box 32: Inspector, July – September 1895

Fourth District

Engineer/Inspector; Letterbook 620 (damaged/digitized)

Box 146: Engineer, July 1885 – June 1886; Letterbook 651 (damaged/digitized)

Fifth District

Box 166: Engineer & Inspector, April 1863 – October 1864; Letterbooks 145C & 170A

Box 167: Engineer & Inspector, October 1864 – June 1865; Letterbooks 170B and 170C

Box 168: Inspector, July 1867 – Feb. 1868

Box 169: Superintendent, June 1867 – June 1868; Letterbook 212D; Inspector, March – June 1868; Letterbook 212C

Box 170: Inspector, July 1868 – Feb. 1869; Letterbooks 229A and 229B

Box 171: Superintendent, July 1868 – June 1869; Letterbook 229D; Inspector, March – June 1869; Letterbook 229C

Box 172: Inspector, July 1870 – April 1871

Box 173: Engineer, April – Dec. 1871; Letterbooks 274C & 303A

Box 174: Engineer, Jan. 1871 – June 1872; Letterbooks 303B and 303C

Box 175: Engineer, Dec. 1872 – June 1873; Letterbooks 327A and 327B

Box 176: Engineer, July 1873 – July 1874; Letterbooks 341A and 341B

Box 177: Engineer, January 1874 – July 1874; Letterbook 341C

Inspector, July 1876 – Jan. 1877; Letterbook 405

Box 178: Inspector, Feb. – Nov. 1877; Letterbooks 405B and 432A

Box 179: Engineer, July 1877 – June 1878; Letterbook 432C; Inspector, Nov. 1878 – June 1879; Letterbook 432B

Box 180: Inspector, July 1880 – June 1881; Letterbook 510A

Box 181: Inspector, July 1880 – June 1881; Letterbook 510B

Box 182: Engineer, July 1880 – June 1881; Letterbook 511

Box 183: Inspector, July 1881 – June 1882; Letterbook 539

Box 184: Inspector, July 1882 – June 1883; Letterbook 565 (damaged/digitized)

Box 185: Inspector, July 1883 – June 1884; Letterbook 591

Box 186: Engineer, July 1883 – June 1884; Letterbook 592

Box 187: Inspector, July 1884 – June 1885; Letterbook 621 A-B

Box 188: Inspector, July 1884 – June 1885; Letterbook 621 C

Box 189: Inspector, July 1887 – Dec. 1887; Letterbook 735

Box 190: Inspector, Jan – June 1888; Letterbook 736

Box 191: Inspector, July – Dec. 1888; Letterbook 786 (damaged/digitized)

Box 192: Inspector, Jan – June 1889; Engineer, July – Dec. 1888; Letterbooks 787  & 788

Box 193: Engineer, Jan. – Aug. 1889; Inspector, July – Dec. 1893; Letterbooks 789 & 995 A

Box 194: Inspector, July – Dec. 1893; Letterbook 995 B-C

Box 195: Engineer, April 1894 – June 1895; Letterbook 1055 A-B

Box 196: Engineer, April 1894 – June 1895; Letterbook 1055C

Box 197: Inspector, Jan. – June 1898; Letterbook 1173

Box 198: Engineer, Jan. – June 1898; Letterbook 1193

Box 199: Engineer, June 1898 – Dec. 1898; Letterbook 1255

Box 200: Inspector, Jan. – April 1899; Letterbook 1251

Box 201: Inspector, Jan. – June 1893; Letterbook 963

Boxes 202 – 203 cannot be pulled

Box 204: Engineer, Jan. 1899 – July 1899; Inspector, Oct. – Dec. 1899; Letterbooks 1297 – 1256

Box 205: Engineer, April – June 1900; Letterbook 1299 A-B

Box 206: Engineer, Jan. – June 1900; Letterbook 1327

Box 207: Engineer, July 1900 – June 1901

Fifth/Sixth District

Box 221: Engineer, July – Dec. 1885; Letterbook 653A

Box 226: Engineer, July 1887 – June 1888; Letterbook 738 A-B

Box 191: Engineer, July 1887 – May 1888; Letterbook 740

Box 229: Engineer, July 1888 – June 1889; Letterbook 792

Sixth District

Box 208: Inspector, July 1868 – June 1869; Letterbook 230 A-B

Box 209: Inspector, July 1868 – June 1869; Letterbook 230 C-D

Box 210: Inspector, July 1871 – July 1872; Letterbook 305 A-B

Box 211: Inspector, July 1872 – July 1873; Letterbook 328 A-B

Box 212: Engineer, July 1872 – Sept. 1873; Letterbook 329

Box 213: Inspector & Engineer, July 1874 – June 1875; Letterbook 362 A-B

Box 214: Inspector & Engineer, July 1876 – June 1877; Letterbook 407 A-B

Box 215: Engineer, July 1877 – June 1878; Letterbook 433 A-B

Box 216: Inspector, June 1880 – June 1881; Letterbook 512 & 433C

Box 217: Inspector, July 1881 – June 1882; Engineer, July 1880 – June 1881; Letterbooks 541 & 513

Box 218: Engineer, June 1880 – June 1881 (damaged/digitized)

Box 219: Inspector & Engineer, July 1883 – June 1884; Letterbooks 593 A-B

Box 220: Inspector & Engineer, July 1883 – June 1885; Letterbook 593C & 623A

Box 221: Inspector & Engineer, July 1884 – June 1885; Letterbook 623B

Box 222: Inspector & Engineer, July – Dec. 1885; Letterbook 653B; Inspector, July 1885 – June 1886; Letterbook 655A

Box 223: Inspector, July 1885 – June 1886; Letterbook 655B

Box 224: Engineer, July 1886 – 1887; Letterbook 690

Box 225: Engineer, July 1886 – June 1887; Letterbook 692

Box 227: Inspector, July 1887 – June 1888

Box 228: Inspector, July – Dec. 1888

Box 229: Inspector, Jan – June 1889; Letterbook 791

Box 230: Inspector, July 1892 – June 1893; Letterbook 690, Parts 1 – 2

Box 231: Inspector, July 1892 – June 1893; Letterbook 690, Part 3

Box 232: Inspector, July – Dec. 1893; Letterbook 997

Box 233: Inspector, July 1894 – June 1895; Letterbook 1041, Parts 1 – 2

Box 234: Inspector, July 1894 – June 1895; Letterbook 1041, Parts 3 – 4

Box 235: Inspector, July 1895 – June 1896; Letterbook 1081

Box 236: Inspector, July 1896 – June 1897; Letterbook 1125

Box 237: Inspector, July 1898 – June 1899; Letterbook 1233

Box 238: Engineer, July 1898 – June 1899; Letterbook 1257

Box 239

Box 240

Box 241: Engineer

Box 242: Inspector, July – Dec. 1900; Letterbook 1363

Seventh District

Box 242: Inspector, July 1859 – June 1860; Letterbooks 56, 105

Box 264: Inspector/Engineer, July 1885 – June 1886; Letterbook 694

Box 265: Engineer, July 1885 – June 1886; Letterbook 696

Box 269: Inspector, July 1887 – June 1888; Letterbook 741

Box 272: Inspector/Engineer, July 1888 – June 1889; Letterbook 793

Box 273 & 274: Inspetor/Engineer, July 1892 – June 1893; Letterbook 967

Box 275: Inspector, July 1893 – June 1894; Letterbook 799

Box 263: Inspector, July 1895 – April 1896; Letterbook 1082

Box 278: Inspector, June 1897 – June 1898; Letterbook 1175

Box 281: Inspector, July – Dec. 1898; Letterbook 1234

Box 282: Inspector, Jan – June 1899; Letterbook 1235

Seventh/Eighth District

Box 266: Engineer, July 1886 – May 1887; Letterbook 694

Box 268: Engineer, July 1886 – June 1887; Letterbook 696

Box 270: Engineer, July 1887 – June 1888; Letterbook 742 (damaged/digitized)

Box 271:

Box 275: Engineer, July 1888 – June 1889; Letterbook 795

Box 279: Engineer, July 1897 – June 1898; Letterbook 1195

Box 280: Engineer, Jan – June 1898; Letterbook 1197

Eighth District

Box 243: Inspector / Engineer, July 1868 – June 1869; Letterbook 232 Parts 1 – 2

Box 244: Inspector / Engineer, July 1868 – June 1869; Letterbook 232 Parts 3 – 4

Box 245: Inspector, July 1870 – June 1871

Box 254: Inspector, July 1880 – June 1881; Letterbook 514 *

Box 267: Engineer, July 1886 – June 1887; Letterbook 695

Box 270: Inspector, July 1887 – June 1888; Letterbook 743

Box 273: Inspector, July 1888 – June 1889; Letterbook 794

Box 276: Inspector, July 1895 – June 1896; Letterbook 1083

Box 277: Inspector, July 1896 – June 1897;

Box 283: Inspector, Jan – June 1899; Letterbook 1237

Ninth District

Box 437: Inspector, July – December 1899; Letterbook 1306 (damaged/digitized)

Box 439: Engineer, January – June 1900; Letterbook 1333 (damaged/digitized)

Tenth District

Box 206: Engineer, July – Dec. 1897; Letterbook 1334

Eleventh District

Box 314 Inspector, July 1863 – July 1864; Letterbook 162 Parts 1-2

Box 315 Inspector, July 1863 – July 1864; Letterbook 162 Part 3

Box 316 Engineer, June 1870 – June 1871; Letterbook 283, Parts 2-3

Box 317 Inspector, July 1868 – May 1869; Letterbook 234

Box 318 Inspector, July 1869 – June 1870; Letterbook 257

Box 321 Engineer, March 1871 – June 1872; Letterbook 309 Parts A-C

Box 322 Engineer, March 1871 – June 1872; Letterbook 309 Part D

Box 319 Inspector/Engineer, July 1872 – April 1873; Letterbook 334, Parts A-C

Box 320 Engineer, July 1873 – Jan. 1874; Letterbook 347 Parts A-B

Box 323 Inspector, July 1874 – Aug. 1875; Letterbook 366 Parts A-B

Box 324 Engineer, July 1874 – June 1875; Letterbook 367 Parts A-B

Box 325 Engineer, July 1874 – June 1875; Letterbook 367 Parts C-D

Box 327 Engineer/Inspector, July 1878 – June 1879 Letterbook 462 Parts 1-3

Box 326 Inspector, July 1881 – June 1882; Letterbook 547

Box 328 Engineer, July 1881 – March 1882; Letterbook 548 Parts 1-2

Box 329 Inspector, July 1882 – June 1883; Letterbook 571 Parts 1-2

Box 330 Inspector, July 1882 – June 1883; Letterbook 571 Part 3

Box 442: Inspector, July 1895 – June 1896; Letterbook 1086 (damaged/digitized)

Box 283: Inspector, July – Dec 1899; Letterbook 1241

Twelfth District

Boxes 389 & 390: Engineer, 1886 -1887; Letterbook 703

Boxes 391 & 392: Engineer, 1887 – 1888; Letterbook 753

Box 394: Inspector, 1886-1887; Letterbook 704

Box 393: Inspector, 1887; Letterbook 751

Box 398: Engineer, 1891 -1892; Letterbook 937

Box 39: Inspector, July 1897 – June 1898; Letterbook 1181

Thirteenth District

Box 382: Inspector/Engineer, July 1882 – June 1883; Letterbook 575 (damaged/digitized)

Box 395: Engineer, 1886 – 1887; Letterbook 705

Box 396: Inspector, 1887-1888; Letterbook 754

Box 397: Engineer, 1887 – 1888; Letterbook 755

Box 399: Inspector, 1892-1893; Letterbook 975

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