A Guide to the Rives-Troubetzkoy Papers Rives-Troubetzkoy. 2313

A Guide to the Rives-Troubetzkoy Papers

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Rives-Troubetzkoy Papers
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Container List

Box I
Correspondence, Receipts, Statements, etc., of the Rives Family, chiefly of William Cabell Rives, Sr.and his wife Judith Page Walker Rives, and their children Ella Rives, Amelie Rives, Francis Rives, William Cabell Rives, Jr., and Alfred Landon Rives, covering the years 1800-1855.
Box II
Correspondence, Receipts, Statements, etc., of the Rives Family, including some material shedding light on William Cabell Rives, Sr.'s opinion of secession and the Civil War, covering the years 1856-1874.
Box III
Correspondence, Receipts, Statements, etc., of the Rives Family, including will and settlement of the estate of William Cabell Rives, Sr.(1868), covering the years 1868-1874.
Box IV
Correspondence, Receipts, Statements, etc., of the Rives Family, including the will and settlement of the estate of Judith Page Walker Rives(~ 1882), autobiography of Judith Page Walker Rives, papers re: Grace Church(1882- n.d.), covering the years 1875-1889.
Box V
Business and Personal Correspondence of the Rives Family, chiefly the correspondence of Alfred Landon Rivesas General Superintendent of the Panama Railroad Company, mainly with E. L. Oppenheim, and correspondence between Alfred Landon Rivesand T. R. Allenregarding investments in Washingtonstate. His interests Railroad Stocks and Mining Stocks. Material pertaining to the economy of Peru. Last Will and Testament of Ella Rives. Last Will and Testament of Sadie C. Rives(wife of Alfred Landon Rives). Covering years 1887-1890.
Box VI
Business and Personal Correspondence of the Rives Family, chiefly Alfred Landon Rivesand his connections with Panama Railroad Company, the Panama Canal, the Veracruz to Pacific Railroad, the Maryland Trust Company, and T. R. Allenin Washingtonstate, covering the years 1891-1898.
Box VII
Correspondence, invitations, calling cards, and other undated material, chiefly of the Rives women, particularly during their various stays in Paris.
Box VIII, parts A and B
The original manuscript of the Life and Times of Madison, by William Cabell Rives, Sr., a 3-Volume work published by Little, Brown and Companyin 1859 and 1868, ca. 1000 pages.
Box IX
Miscellaneous literary manuscripts, chiefly of Judith Page Walker Rives(Mrs. William Cabell RivesSr.), including poems, short stories, essays, and translations from French.
Box X
An empty scrapbook. William Cabell RivesLedger 1820-1827. 4 Alfred Landon Rivesnotebooks.
Box XI
Architecture and Engineering Texts and Notes of Alfred Landon Rives, mainly in French.
Box XII
Architectural notes, textbooks, and drawings of Alfred Landon Rives, mainly in French.
Box XIII
Architecture and Engineering Blueprints of Alfred Landon Rives.
Box XV
Plans and Achievements of the Interoceanic Canal at Panama, mainly in French, and Alfred Landon Rives's ideas on them.
Oversize Architectural Drawings of Alfred Landon Rives

Note: This is a preliminary listing of Rives' drawings in Oversize Tray 40 (folders I -III) and Oversize Tray 41 (folders IV -VIII). For the most part, these are tracings of drawings he made while in Europe in the 1850's as the best examples of bridges employing the latest in construction design and technology, These drawings were repaired by the Barrow Laboratory in Richmond in November 1975 and July 1982. Drawings of buildings in Oversize Tray 8 are not listed

  • Folder I: England
    • Oversize Tray 40
      I. a
      Sandon. "Plan of the Seventy Feet Entrance to the Sandon [Essex County] Dock" plan, cross section, [elevation]
    • Oversize Tray 40
      I. b
      [ ? ]. "Chemin de fer de Liverpoola Bijry, Viaduc sur le Canal Company's Wharf et sur Back Leeds Street, Prolongment [Extension] de Tithe Barn Street" elevation, plan
    • Oversize Tray 40
      I. c
      d.o. details of plans and elevations
    • Oversize Tray 40
      I. d
      [ ? ]. "Wild's wrought iron [canal] lock gates" interior and exterior elevations, cross sections, plans, details
    • Oversize Tray 40
      I. e
      Liverpool. "Eighty Feet Gates Huskisson Lock Liverpool" plan, transverse section, cross section-, sectional plan
    • Oversize Tray 40
      I. f
      d.o. details
    • Oversize Tray 40
      I. g
      [ ? ]. "Pont en Tole [iron plate] a Poutres Tubulaires [tubular girders] Chemin de fer anglais [English]" elevation, plan, cross section
  • Folder II: England- Newcastle & Berwick Railway
    • Oversize Tray 40
      II. a
      "High Level Bridge [between Gatesheadand Newcastle]" plans, pier footings, level of carriage road, level of railroad
    • Oversize Tray 40
      II. b
      d.o. general elevation
    • Oversize Tray 40
      II. c
      d.o. elevation of pier
    • Oversize Tray 40
      II. d
      d.o. "No. 2" elevation, sectional plan
    • Oversize Tray 40
      II. e
      d.o. "No. 3" longitudinal section, details, sectional details
    • Oversize Tray 40
      II. f
      d.o. "No. 4" transverse section, sectional plan of piers, detail of piers at roadway
    • Oversize Tray 40
      II. g
      d.o. "No. 5" details of plans and sections of girders, cornices, parapets, wood bearers
    • Oversize Tray 40
      II. h
      d.o. "No. 6" cross section details: roadway and footpaths
    • Oversize Tray 40
      II. i
      d.o. "No. 7" details: footings of ribs and tie chains
    • Oversize Tray 40
      II. j
      d.o. " No. 8" general elevation and plan: approaches
    • Oversize Tray 40
      II. k
      d.o. "No. 9" cross section and longitudinal section: approaches
  • Folder III: England- London & North Western Railway; Great Northern Railway
    • Oversize Tray 40
      III. a
      [ London?]. "London & North Western Railway Hayden Square Branch, Lattice Bridge over Great Prescott Street and Goodman's Yard, No. 1" north elevation, plan, cross sections, plans of foundations
    • Oversize Tray 40
      III. b
      d.o. "No. 2" details of elevations and sections of iron work
    • Oversize Tray 40
      III. c
      d.o. "No. 3" details of elevations and sections of iron work
    • Oversize Tray 40
      III. d
      d.o. "No. 4" details of plan and elevation of roadway
    • Oversize Tray 40
      III. e
      Newark. "Great Northern Railway, Bridge over Newark Dyke, No. 1" elevation, plan
    • Oversize Tray 40
      III. f
      d.o. "No. 2" details of elevation, plans, and cross sections
    • Oversize Tray 40
      III. g
      d.o. " No. 3" details
    • Oversize Tray 40
      III. h
      d.o. details
  • Folder IV: France
    • Oversize Tray 41
      IV. a
      Agen. "Pont-Canal d'Agen [canal on bridge]" general elevation, general plan, details of elevation and cross section
    • Oversize Tray 41
      IV. b
      d.o. "Canal lateral a la Garonne[River]" details of elevations
    • Oversize Tray 41
      IV. c.l
      d.o. details of elevations and sections
    • Oversize Tray 41
      IV. c.2
      d.o. elevations and details
    • Oversize Tray 41
      IV. d
      d.o. "Cintres [arches] du Pont-Canal d' Agen" sectional elevation, elevation w/ construction supports, details, specifications
    • Oversize Tray 41
      IV. e
      Bercy. "Pont sur la Seine[River]'' 3 elevations, one w/ sectional details of pilings
    • Oversize Tray 41
      IV. f.l
      "Pont Double sur la Seine[River]" longitudinal section of half of one arch
    • Oversize Tray 41
      IV. f.2
      d.o. "Pont sur la Seine[River]" elevation of viaduct, details of elevations and plan of arches
    • Oversize Tray 41
      IV. g
      d.o. "Pont double sur la Seinea Bercy" details: cross section of roadway and railway
    • Oversize Tray 41
      IV. h
      d.o. details: cross section of railway and roadway
    • Oversize Tray 41
      IV. i
      d.o. "Panneau superior du garde-corps internediatiaire" detail of guard rail
    • Oversize Tray 41
      IV. j
      d.o. "Candelabre a gaz en dehors du pont" detail of gas lamp on side of bridge
    • Oversize Tray 41
      IV. k
      d.o. "Candelabre a gaz du pont avec son Souhassement" detail of gas lamp with its base
    • Oversize Tray 41
      IV. 1
      Calais. "Pont Tournant a Double Vole sur la Cunette [channel] No. 1" elevations, plans
    • Oversize Tray 41
      IV. m.l
      d.o. "Details des Ferrures, No. 2" longitudinal section of iron components at pivot
    • Oversize Tray 41
      IV. m.2
      d.o. plans and details of pivot components
    • Oversize Tray 41
      IV. n
      d.o. " Details des Ferrures" cross section, plan, details of iron components
    • Oversize Tray 41
      IV. o
      Dunkirk. "Pont tournant de la citadelle a Dunkerque, [turning] Systeme de Mr. Raffeneau, No. 1" elevation and plan of half of bridge
    • Oversize Tray 41
      IV. p
      d.o. "No. 2" details of turning and structural components
    • Oversize Tray 41
      IV. q
      Lyon. "Viaduc sur la Soane[River]" details of elevation; plan of cornice (Signed by Rives, 1854)
    • Oversize Tray 41
      IV. r.l
      d.o. details: longitudinal section, cross section, plan, construction supports (signed by Rives, 1854)
    • Oversize Tray 41
      IV. r.2
      d.o. details (rough pencil skecthes)
    • Oversize Tray 41
      IV. s
      Montlouis. "Pont de Montlouis" elevations, plan, sections, construction supports
    • Oversize Tray 41
      IV. t
      Nogent. [Bridge] "Traverse de la Valle de la Marne[River] a Nogent" elevation, plan
    • Oversize Tray 41
      IV. u.l
      [ ? ]. "Chemin de fer de Parisa Strasbourg, Tete d'aval du Souterrain de haut-barre" [entrance of tunnel] elevation (signed by Rives 1854 July 18)
    • Oversize Tray 41
      IV. u.2
      d.o. pencil sketches of elevation and plan (signed by Rives 1854 July 21)
    • Oversize Tray 41
      IV. u.3
      d.o. "Station de Hochfelden" elevation (signed by Rives 1854 July 19)
    • Oversize Tray 41
      IV. u.4
      d.o. "Station de Hochfelden" plans of basement, first floor, and second floor (signed by rives 1854 July 18)
    • Oversize Tray 41
      IV. v.l
      d.o. "Pont sur le canal de la Marne[River, au Rhina Vendenhaim" plan (signed by Rives 1854 July 15)
    • Oversize Tray 41
      IV. v.2
      d.o. horizontal section (signed by Rives 1854 July 14)
    • Oversize Tray 41
      IV. v.3
      d.o. "Station de Vendenhaim" elevation and plans (signed by Rives)
    • Oversize Tray 41
      IV. w
      d.o. " . de Paris al la frontiere de'Allemange ... 2 elevation, plan (signed by Rives 1854 July 13)
    • Oversize Tray 41
      IV. x
      Guetin. "Pont suspendu de Guetin" elevation, plan, details
    • Oversize Tray 41
      IV. y
      d.o. elevation of one span, detail: plan, section, guard rail, etc.
    • Oversize Tray 41
      IV. z
      [ ? ]. "Pont Levis" [draw bridge] details of operating components
    • Oversize Tray 41
      IV. aa
      Rhin. "Pont Tournant sur le chenal [channel] de Vacken, Canal de la Marne[River] au Rhin, No. 1" elevation, sectional plan, longitudinal section, component details
    • Oversize Tray 41
      IV. ab
      d.o. sectional elevation, details of operating components
    • Oversize Tray 41
      IV. ac
      La Chaussee. "Chemin de fer de la Disdre[River], Viaduc No. 7 bis sur la Chaussee[River?] elevation, plan
    • Oversize Tray 41
      IV. ad
      Chaumons. ''[Railroad] Viaduc de Chaumons au travers de la Valle de Suiz" elevation, plan, specifications (signed by Rives 1855 Mar 25)
  • Folder V: Belgium, Germany, Switzerland
    • Belgium
      • Oversize Tray 41
        V.a
        "Chemin de fer Belge Rehnan,...Viaduc de la gueele du chemin de fer d'aise a la fronteire Belgi" elevation (half of bridge), plan of foundations, sectional elevation, details of elevation and construction supports
    • Germany
      • Oversize Tray 41
        V. b
        Dirschau. "Chemin de fer de Berlina Konigsberg, Pont a trellis sur la Weichsel[River] a Dirschau, No. 1" elevation, plan
      • Oversize Tray 41
        V. c
        d.o. " No. 2" sectional elevation
      • Oversize Tray 41
        V. d
        d.o. " No. 3" detail of elevation
      • Oversize Tray 41
        V. e
        Bietigheim. "Viaduc sur la Valle d' Enz[River] pres de Bietigheimen Wurrtemburg" elevation, sectional plan
      • Oversize Tray 41
        V. f
        d.o. sectional elevation, details of elevation
    • Switzerland
      • Oversize Tray 41
        V. g
        St. Gall. "Brucken und Thalubergange der St. Gallischen Eisenbahn, Blatt XV, II. Brucke uber die Sitter[River] bei St. Gallen" elevation, plan, details, specifications
      • Oversize Tray 41
        V. g
        Rumlang. "Brucken und Thalubergange der Schwiezerischen Centralbahn Linie Basel-Olten, Blatt II, III Thalubergange bei Rumlingen" elevation, plan, details, specifications
      • Oversize Tray 41
        V. i
        Olten. d.o. "Blatt III" "IV Brucke uber die Aare [River] bei Olten elevation, plan, details, specifications
      • Oversize Tray 41
        V. j
        d.o. "Blatt IV" "Details zu Blatt III [above]" details of iron work, elevation, cross sections
      • Oversize Tray 41
        V. k
        d.o. "Blatt 5" "Details zu Blatt III [above]" details of iron work, elevation and sectional plans
      • Oversize Tray 41
        V. 1
        d.o. "Blatt IX" "X Brche ber die Aare[River] bei Bern" elevation, details, and specifications
      • Oversize Tray 41
        V. m
        d.o. "Blatt X" "Details zu Blatt IX [above]"
      • Oversize Tray 41
        V. n
        d.o. Blatt XI" "Details zu Blatt IX [above]" cross section
      • Oversize Tray 41
        V. o
        d.o. " Blatt XII" " Details zu Blatt IX [above]" horiszontal section
      • Oversize Tray 41
        V. p
        d.o. "Blatt XVI" "Details zu Blatt XV" cross section
      • Oversize Tray 41
        V. q
        d.o. "Blatt XVII" "Details zu Blatt XV"
  • Folder VI: Russia
    • Oversize Tray 41
      VI. a
      Sebastopol. "Docks de Sebastopol" plan, longitudinal section, cross sections
    • Oversize Tray 41
      VI. b
      St. Petersburg. "Pont sur la Neva[River] a St. Petersburg, No. 1" elevation, plan, cross section, details
    • Oversize Tray 41
      VI. c
      d.o. "No. 3" "Details des macconeries [stonework]" elevation, plans
    • Oversize Tray 41
      VI. d
      d.o. elevation, plans
    • Oversize Tray 41
      VI. e
      d.o. " Details des piles" elevations, plans, details
    • Oversize Tray 41
      VI. f
      d.o. "Pont tournant" sectional-elevation, sectional plan
  • Folder VII: United States
    • Oversize Tray 41
      VII. a
      District of Columbia. "Foundation of Pier No. 2, Potomac [River]Aqueduct" plan and specifications
    • Oversize Tray 41
      VII. b
      District of Columbia. " Potomac [River]Bridge, Pier 5, 10, 11, 12 with the arches dependent on them, showing the progress of Construction, March 1833" details of elevation
    • Oversize Tray 41
      VII. c
      District of Columbia. "Map showing proposed canal from Cabin John Bridgeto the Ches & Ohio Canal for transporting materials plan, cross sections
  • Folder VIII- Unidentified
    • Oversize Tray 41
      VIII. a
      [ ? ] stone arch bridge, elevation and plan
    • Oversize Tray 41
      VIII. b
      [ ? ]. iron arch bridge crossing " Alexander's Island" elevation of part of bridge, plan of foundation

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Alfred Landon Rives
  • Alfred Landon Rives
  • Amelie Rives
  • E. L. Oppenheim
  • Ella Rives
  • Francis Rives
  • Judith Page Walker Rives
  • Sadie C. Rives
  • T. R. Allen
  • William Cabell Rives
  • William Cabell Rives, Jr.
  • William Cabell Rives, Sr.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Aare
  • Agen
  • Alexander's Island
  • Belgium
  • Bercy
  • Berlin
  • Bern
  • Bietigheim
  • Cabin John Bridge
  • Calais
  • Chaumons
  • Chaussee
  • Dirschau
  • Disdre
  • District of Columbia
  • Dunkirk
  • England
  • Enz
  • France
  • Garonne
  • Gateshead
  • Germany
  • Guetin
  • Hochfelden
  • Konigsberg
  • Liverpool
  • London
  • Lyon
  • Marne
  • Montlouis
  • Neva
  • Newark
  • Newcastle
  • Nogent
  • Olten
  • Paris
  • Peru
  • Potomac [River]
  • Rhin
  • Rumlang
  • Russia
  • Sandon
  • Sebastopol
  • Seine
  • Sitter
  • Soane
  • St. Gall
  • St. Petersburg
  • Strasbourg
  • Suiz
  • Switzerland
  • United States
  • Vacken
  • Vendenhaim
  • Washington
  • Weichsel
  • Wurrtemburg