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Thayer, Sylvanus 1785-1872

Overview
Works: 126 works in 162 publications in 1 language and 1,166 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Sources  Military history  Biography  Maps  Rules 
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 )

2 editions published in 1844 in English and held by 18 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

Will of Sylvanus Thayer by Sylvanus Thayer( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

United States Military Academy letter books 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
Extracts from Thomas Jefferson Cram's "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

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
Receipt of payment, 1868 July 8 [n.p.], to Sylvanus Thayer [n.p.] by Daniel Blaisdell( )

1 edition published in 1868 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Received on his note payable to the Trustees by the hand of President Smith
Edgar Allan Poe papers by Edgar Allan Poe( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Letter, New York, 10 March 1831, to Sylvanus Thayer requesting a recommendation; cadet check
by Thayer School of Engineering( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Collection consists of the records of the Thayer School of Engineering. Includes correspondence, dated 1867-1871, among Sylvanus Thayer, Asa Dodge Smith, D.H. Mahan, Robert Fletcher, Elihu Thayer Quimby, and others regarding the inception and organization of the school. Includes correspondence, reports, and other papers regarding many of the school's concerns, such as Thayer's original intentions and expectations for the school; the inadequacy of its funds, facilities, and equipment during its early years; the role of Dartmouth College in its finances and administration; the undergraduate engineering sciences department at Dartmouth College; the Tuck-Thayer program; and the induction of students into the Civil Engineer Corps of the U.S. Navy and other branches of the service during World War II. Some of the material was generated by the Thayer School of Engineering Board of Overseers and directed to the president and the trustees of Dartmouth College. Also includes papers of Robert Fletcher and William Phelps Kimball, volumes 1-11 of the West Point-Thayer Papers, 1808-1872 (West Point, N.Y. : Association of Graduates, 1965), faculty meeting reports, curriculum studies reports, student records, and general correspondence
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
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

Andrew Jackson letters by Andrew Jackson( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Letter, 6 August 1819, to Major Thayer requesting that Andrew Donelson and Mr. Baker remain roommates. Letter, 22 February 1822, to J.C. Calhoun requesting that William Overton be appointed to the U.S. Military Academy
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
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
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
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
Letters : concerning the University of Virginia by James Monroe( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Monroe accepts an appointment to the University of Virginia Board of Visitors in place of Thomas Jefferson in a letter to John Tyler, 1826; Monroe writes to James Madison about business of the board of visitors, 1827; to Sylvanus Thayer that the board is considering appointing an officer to govern the student body and asks Thayer's advice, 1828; and to Charles Johnson proposing a meeting of the board to discuss the appointment, 1828
Martin Van Buren 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
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
 
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Alternative Names
Sylvanus Thayer Amerikaans ingenieur (1785-1872)

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

Тайер, Сильванус

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English (71)