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Thayer, Sylvanus 1785-1872

Overview
Works: 120 works in 153 publications in 1 language and 1,125 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Military history  Rules  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives  Maps 
Roles: Author
Classifications: U410.M1, 974.047423
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A special report on the sea wall, built in the year 1843, for the preservation of Ram Head at the northwest end of Lovell's Island, in the harbor of Boston, Massachusetts by Sylvanus Thayer( Book )

1 edition published in 1844 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Will of Sylvanus Thayer by Sylvanus Thayer( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Instruments of gift for the endowment of the Thayer School of Civil engineering, in connection with Dartmouth College, and for the Thayer Mathematical Prize Fund by Sylvanus Thayer( Book )

2 editions published between 1869 and 1871 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

University of Virginia correspondence of James Madison and James Monroe( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The collection consists of correspondence of Monroe with Madison, J.T. Kirckland and Col. S. Thayer; and correspondence of Madison with James Barbour, Nathaniel Bowditch, Charles Bonnycastle, Arthur S. Brockenbrough, John C. Calhoun, Timothy Clowes, John H. Cocke, John A. Dix, Robley Dunglison, Alexander Garrett, de Generes de Jourville, W.A. Hatch, W.B. Lawrence, Thomas C. Levins, George Long, Alexander Macomb, William Matthews, James Pleasants, Alfred H. Powell, and William Wertenbaker
Maps of Boston Harbor by Sylvanus Thayer( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Topographical maps from Thayer's personal collection were compiled by the U.S. War Dept. Topographical Bureau and drawn in ink, showing: (1) Peddock's Island (2) Charlestown Neck and Noddle's Island, by William Turnbull
Extracts from "Recollections jotted down during half a century's active service-four years as a cadet-forty six years as an officer in the United States Army." by Thomas Jefferson Cram( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Colonel, U.S. Army, Engineer. Memoirs of army service including "Major Thayer's entrance upon the superintendency of the U.S. Military Academy". A list of distances from the Mansion House, Arlington to various spots in Washington City is appended
Extracts from Military Academy Letter Book[s] by United States Military Academy( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Extracts from correspondence concerning reorganization of the Military Academy, regulations, curriculum, texts, faculty qualifications for admission, summer training, uniforms, non-necessity of vacations, supplies, arrest of Jared Mansfield, confrontation between Partridge and Thayer, USMA Board of Visitors, examinations, annual expenses, cadets' march to Boston, July-August 1821, their subsequent meeting with John Adams as well as the text of the speech delivered by Adams to the Corps. Much of the correspondence is from letter books kept during the superintendencies of Swift, Thayer and Partridge
Papers by John Quincy Adams( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sixth President of the U.S. Letter from Adams to Sylvanus Thayer on 30 June, 1819. Document signed granting 79 acres of land in Alabama to Dennis Carpenter, dated 9 April, 1825
Letters, 1821 May 29-1859 December 24, v.p., to George Ticknor, New York and Boston by Sylvanus Thayer( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sends some letters to Ticknor; returns the Foreign Quarterly; news of friends. Looks forward to seeing Ticknor at West Point; mentions the application process for appointment to the Academy; his trip to Europe
Letter, 1862 December 22, South Braintree, Mass., to Col. S. Sweat, [n.p.] by Sylvanus Thayer( )

1 edition published in 1862 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Due to illness, he may be unable to attend his Christmas dinner
by Sylvanus Thayer( )

1 edition published in 1869 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Manuscript deed of gift establishing the endowment and conditions for the Thayer Mathematical Prize
Letter, 1825 June 6, Albany [to] Col. Sylvanus Thayer by Martin Van Buren( )

1 edition published in 1825 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Letter requesting Cadet Abraham Van Buren be granted summer leave
Sylvanus Thayer letter to James Monroe by Sylvanus Thayer( )

1 edition published in 1827 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Thayer recommends Lt. Edward Courtenay of the U.S. Corps of Engineers for the position of professor of mathematics at the University of Virginia
Papers by Edgar Allan Poe( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Poet. Letter, New York, 10 March 1831, to Sylvanus Thayer requesting a recommendation; cadet check
The West Point Thayer papers, 1808-1872 by Sylvanus Thayer( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Papers by United States Military Academy( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Series A: Vouchers and purchase records, 1824-1829, for fuel, sundries for chemical department, bunks, stationery, building supplies, straw, hay and corn signed by Aeneas Mackay; series B: 1-6, 1824-1825 disbursments, pay vouchers to repairmen, clerks, drivers, vouchers for baggage transport; series B: 7-10, 1826 recipts for postage, transportation of baggage, passage for enlisted men, masons' pay, mess hall repairs; series B: 11-14, 1826-1828, expenditures for transportation, repairs pay for masons, carpenters, custodial staff, clerks; series C-K, 1825-1826, vouchers for straw, fuel, forage and stationery issued, vouchers for expenses incurred in pursuing deserters; duplicate vouchers, 1825-1829; public letters rec'd by Aeneas Mackay, 1824-1829 including correspondence from contractors, letters from Thayer regarding supplies; contractual agreements for goods, 1819-1827; auditors' statements, 1824-1829; returns and statements, 1823-1825; vouchers and recipts for construction of the U.S.M.A. Band Barracks, 1825-1827; letters from Quartermaster's Office, N.Y. to Aeneas Mackay; U.S. Military Academy fund vouchers, recipts for cadets' uniforms, 1825-1829
 
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Alternative Names
Sylvanus Thayer Amerikaans ingenieur (1785-1872)

Sylvanus Thayer United States colonel

Sylvanus Thayer US-amerikanischer Brigadegeneral der US Army, Superintendent der US Military Academy in West Point

Languages
English (66)