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Baldwin, James, 1782-1862



  • Existence: 1782 - 1862

James Baldwin was an early American civil engineer who worked with his father and brothers on the Middlesex Canal, surveyed and designed the Boston and Lowell Railroad and the Boston and Albany Railroad, the first Boston water supply from Lake Cochituate, and many other early engineering projects. He was the first president of the Boston Society of Civil Engineers and served one term as a Senator from Suffolk County to the Massachusetts Senate, then served as a Boston Water Commissioner.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Count Benjamin Thompson Rumford letter

Mss 811658
Identifier: Mss 811658
Scope and Contents Four-page letter from Count Rumford in Auteuil, near Paris, to James F. Baldwin in Boston, Massachusetts. Rumford sends his power of attorney for management of his US funds, and arranges an annuity for his mother Ruth Pierce.

J. Baldwin letter

Mss 807460.1
Identifier: Mss 807460.1
Overview In English.