Joseph Totten

Interesting Archive of Joseph Totten, Chief of Engineer for the U. S. Army, Complete with Hand-Drawn Schematics of Military Architecture.

Interesting archive of Joseph Totten, Chief of Engineer for the U. S. Army for 25 years, complete with hand-drawn schematics of military architecture.

Archive including hand written manuscripts on cream lined paper and blue paper. 12.5" x 8". Cream lined paper has expected toning, blue paper has some toning, stains, chips to edges and losses at corners as shown.

Totten's amazing career spanned from Jefferson's administration to Lincoln's. The archive includes a 12-page manuscript document, a treatise on defense construction and various grades of ordinance. There are three excellent schematics on blue paper. Also included is a document "On Drainage of Roofs of Arches", regarding Fort Sumpter, in manuscript, and states "Copy of a letter from Gen'l Totten to Cap. Cullem". This document contains a fold-out of architectural drawings on page 3, most likely in Totten's hand.


This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.



Item: 34114

Price: $3,000.00
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