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Special Collections and Archives

Canal Collections

Ohio Canal collections

Finding Aid

Prepared by Cara Gilgenbach, April 1997; Updated by Kate Medicus, May 11, 2001
3 boxes, 2 cubic feet, 11th floor


Box 1: The Dudley Weaver Collection

This collection consists of a variety of materials including newspaper clippings on Ohio canals, photographs, slides, brochures, and maps. Most items date from the 1960's and 1970's.

Folder -- Contents

  1. Canal Fulton Heritage Society: The Canawler, 1968-1973 [incomplete]
  2. Canal Society of Ohio: Letter from Jack E. Gieck, President, [1969?]
  3. Canal Society of Ohio: Newsletters and misc., [196?]
  4. Chesapeake & Ohio Canal: Brochures, booklets, maps
  5. Citizen Research in Public Affairs [Ohio]: Newsletter [with articles on canals]: 1969-70
  6. Erie Canal: Sesquicentennial: 40'x28'x4': The Erie Canal - 150 Years [monograph], 1967
  7. Erie Canal: Sesquicentennial: Newspaper clippings, 1967
  8. Lake Erie-Ohio River Canal Controversy: Newspaper clippings, 1960's
  9. Ohio Canals: Maps
  10. Ohio Canals: Newspaper clippings, misc. [folder 1 of 2]
  11. Ohio Canals: Newspaper clippings, misc. [folder 2 of 2]
  12. Ohio Canals: Photographic negatives
  13. Ohio Canals: Postcards
  14. Ohio Canals: Scrapbook
  15. Pennsylvania & Ohio Canal: Notes, misc.
  16. Pennsylvania & Ohio Canal: Pamphlets; Ohio Conservation Bulletins
  17. Pennyslvania & Ohio Canal: Photographic slides: [n.d.]
  18. Pennsylvania & Ohio Canal: Photographic slides data , [n.d.]
  19. Pennsylvania & Ohio Canal: Photographs (from old Paris Twp. Days): [n.d.]
  20. Sandy & Beaver Canal: Newspaper clippings
  21. State of Ohio: Amended Senate Bill No. 432 [re. sale of unused canal lands and creation of state canal land authority], 1961
  22. Stark County; Roscoe Village: Newspaper clippings [folder 1 of 2]
  23. Stark County; Roscoe Village: Newspaper clippings [folder 2 of 2]
  24. Wabash & Erie; Whitewater Canals: Articles from Indiana History Bulletin, 1962; 1971; 1972

Box 2: The Richard Howe Collection

This collection is comprised of a number of handwritten notebooks containing notes on canal water measurements, observations of canals, and accounting information. Many of these notebooks belonged to Richard Howe who worked on the Ohio Canal. Also present are maps, articles, and correspondence. The bulk of the materials date from the 1830's through the 1840's.

Folder -- Contents

  1. Canal Guide to Ohio: Brochure, 19??
  2. Debit Book (Luther Hail), 1856-62
  3. Etna and Cascade Mill Measurements, Fall of 1847
  4. Historical Map of the Ohio Canals, 1982
  5. Howe, Henry W.: Letter from Edward Bissell, March 31, 1886
  6. [Howe, Richard?]: Account Book for various digging and maintenance expenses, 1828-34
  7. Howe, Richard: Canal Notes, 1829
  8. Howe, Richard: Cash Account Book, March-December 1827
  9. Howe, Richard: Certificates of Work Done on the Ohio Canal [all blank], 183?
  10. [Howe, Richard?]: Copy of letter to William Ransom on subject of dam, March 7, 1838
  11. Howe, Richard: Letter from L. Bankson, Akron, Nov. 21, 1832, on subject of payments made
  12. Howe, Richard: Notes, misc. relating to the Ohio Canal
  13. Howe, Richard: Notes and Remarks on the Stations, [n.d.]
  14. Howe, Richard: Notes of Location of the Northern Section of the Ohio Canal, May and June, 1825
  15. Howe, Richard: Notes of a Test Level Commenced, 1826
  16. Howe, Richard: Ohio Canal Water Memorandum, 1849
  17. Howe, Richard: Memorandum Book, January 1838-March 1839
  18. Howe, Richard: Memorandum of Water in Canal, 1847
  19. Howe, Richard: Memorandum While Viewing the Erie Canal, 1842
  20. Howe, Richard: Receipt Book, May 1840
  21. Howe, Richard: Receipt Books [3], 1840; 1838; 18??
  22. Howe, Richard: Receipt Books [4], 1843; 1834; 183?; 1836
  23. [Howe, Richard?: Surveyor's Notebook?], 1825
  24. Postcard of Ohio Canal near Bolivar, Ohio, 1906
  25. Reid, Ronald D.: Letters, 1980; 1985
  26. Reid, Ronald D.: "Two Hundred Years of Water Transportation in Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania": Article, 1983
  27. Reid, Ronald D.: "Youngstown and the P&O Canal": Article, 19??
  28. Water Measurement Book, 1849
  29. Water Measurement Book (J. Black), 1847-48
  30. Water Measurement Book (J. Patton), 1848
  31. Water Measurement Book (J. Patton), 1848-49
  32. Water Measurement Book (B. Taylor), 1847-48
  33. Water Measurement Book (E. Wait), 1847-48
  34. Water Measurement Book (P. Weatherby), 1847-48
  35. Waterways of Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania: Map, 1983

Box 3: The Richard Howe Collection (Oversize items)

Note: all items are undated, but probably date between 1830 and 1850

Folder -- Contents

  1. [Elevation drawing of a lock?] : ink and pencil ; 58 x 46 cm.
  2. [Fragments of sketches and plans for canals, locks, bridges, and dams] : ink and pencil, 4 items
  3. [Plan of a canal lock] : ink ; 63 x 49 cm.
  4. [Plan and elevation of a lock] : ink and watercolor ; 38 x 52 cm.
  5. [Plan and elevation of a lock] : ink and watercolor ; 49 x 63 cm.
  6. [Plan and elevation of a lock and bridge] : ink and watercolor ; 44 x 59 cm.
  7. [Plans and elevation of a lock] : ink and watercolor ; 33 x 40 cm.
  8. [Measured drawing of a lock with elevation], "Nine feet lift" : ink and watercolor ; 47 x 58 cm.
  9. [Measured drawing of a lock and bridge] : ink and watercolor ; 33 x 49 cm.
  10. [Drawing of a lock with elevation], "Eight feet lift" : ink and watercolor ; 47 x 61 cm.
  11. [Sketch of canal with locations of locks] : ink and pencil ; 39 x 32 cm.
  12. [Sketch of a lock] : ink ; 39 x 32 cm.
  13. [Sketch of a lock with elevation] : ink ; 49 x 63 cm.
  14. [Survey drawing] : pencil ; 39 x 32 cm.
  15. [Survey drawing] : pencil and ink ; 65 x 60 cm.
  16. [Survey drawing] : pencil and ink ; 62 x 40 cm.
  17. [Survey drawing of the Miami River drainage basin] : ink ; 77 x 44 cm.
  18. Views of the new wire suspension bridge... over the Monongahela River at Pittsburgh. 1 print : lithograph, b&w ; 31 x 48 cm.

 
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