Livermore, William Roscoe
University of Delaware Library
Newark, Delaware 19717-5267
1.4 linear ft. (ca. 1200 items)
The William Livermore Papers give a comprehensive account of the career of a U.S. Army engineer in the mid-to-late nineteenth century. The ca. 1200 items (1.4 linear ft.) span the dates 1814-1919 and are arranged in two series: Military and Personal papers. The papers relating to Livermore's military career consist of correspondence supplemented by other military papers, including orders, tactical notes, sketches, charts, maps, reports, essays and other writings, and biographical material. Personal papers in the collection consist of correspondence, mostly with family members, income tax records and receipts, invitations and programs, and other memorabilia, including manuscripts, notebooks, and clippings. Includes inventions documenting a fog Fog Bell Striking System; the Russell Magazine Gun, 1880, 1884, 1889; The W.R. Livermore & A.H. Russell Magazine Gun, 1879; F. Rees Repeating Fire Alarm, 1886; W.R. Livermore & A.H. Russell Cartridge Packing Case,1883; and and A.H. Russell Magazine Gun, 1884.