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Arthur Beardsley papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-L8-003

Scope and Contents

This collection contains two bound notebooks with handwritten math and science problems, possibly intended as reference books. Each book has an alphabetical table of contents in the front. They contain large numbers of explanations, carefully-drawn diagrams, and proofs.

Dates

  • 1872

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Rights Information

Copyright has not been assigned to Friends Historical Library All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in to the Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Friends Historical Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by reader.

Biographical / Historical

Arthur Beardsley was born November 1, 1843, in New York State. He studied at Bowdoin College and earned a degree in civil engineering at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1867. In addition to practicing as a civil engineer, he taught at the University of Minnesota from 1863-1872.

He was a Professor of Civil and Mechanical Engineering at Swarthmore College from 1872-1889 and Librarian of Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College from 1893-1917. He died January 29, 1917. A Quaker and member of Swarthmore Monthly Meeting, he is credited with designing the meeting house on the campus as well as his residence and several other buildings in Swarthmore.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language

English

Overview

Arthur Beardsley was a Professor of Civil and Mechanical Engineering at Swarthmore College from 1872-1889 and Librarian of Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College from 1893-1917. The collection contains bound notebooks with handwritten math and science problems with solutions, diagrams, and proofs.

Arrangement

The collection is contained in 1 box.

Physical Location

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Title
Arthur Beardsley Papers, ca. 1872
Author
FHL staff
Date
2013
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Language of description note
English
Sponsor
Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries

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