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Description of the Collection


Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

This little book measures 10.5 cm x 17 cm x 1 cm, is bound in tan calf leather over paper board. Printed in black ink on the outside cover is Transit Book within a double bar. Added information on the cover is Pipes Lehigh University. So. Bethlehem. Penna. in handwriting. Inside the cover is printed on a single sheet: Tables for reducing Perches to Feet and a Table of Decimal parts of a Foot. The cover and first two pages are separated from the binding. The engineering graph pages consist of unnumbered pale blue graph lines with some red lines. Notes in red ink are handwritten – some are quite informative. For example: a “N.B. The locations of all pipes were obtained from Mr. Buck and may or may not be exact.” The pages contain maps of building locations in relation to location of water and gas pipes on the campus of 1885. Among the pages were included two 7.5 cm x 12.5 cm cards: Compliments of A. V. Bodine (ME’15, Alumnus Trustee) Fighting for the Team a printed card, and in pencil HGP “If this record book is of no use to you, file it in the waste basket. H.G.Payrow.” Payrow was a professor in sanitary engineering at Lehigh at least until 1947.


  • June-July 1885

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 1 volume; 17 x 11 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

In-depth Description

Title page in black ink: “Location of Pipes in the Lehigh University Park. June-July 1885. J. Hollis Wells, C.E. Class of ’85. Map drawn and Survey compl in four weeks.”

Following nine pages in red ink: “Water Pipes. – N.B. – The locations of all Pipes were obtained from Mr. Buck and may or may not be exact……. Buff and Berger Transit” Point Bearing Angles Distance Remarks calculations on left side and on right side maps in red and black.

Following a blank page begins eleven pages in red: “Gas Pipes.—“ Same information as previously given.

Remaining pages are blank.

Repository Details

Part of the Lehigh University Special Collections Repository

Lehigh University
Linderman Library
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Bethlehem PA 18045 USA
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