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Guide to Railroads in California by L. M. Clement
MS-R115  
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Description
L. M. Clement was one of the leading civil engineers responsible for surveying and building the eastbound route of the Central Pacific Railroad, thereby contributing to the completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1869. The collection comprises a handwritten copy of Clement's twelve-page report on the state of the California railroads before 1876, including assessments of Chinese laborers and their supervision, an evaluation of the condition of California's roads, and a description of the role of chief engineer in a railroad project.
Background
Lewis Metzler Clement was one of the leading civil engineers responsible for surveying and building the eastbound route of the Central Pacific Railroad, contributing to the completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1869. He was born August 12, 1837 in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada. He received an engineering degree from McGill University in Montréal. He first worked as a shipping clerk with the Central Ohio Railroad. Later he worked for E. R. Blanchard, General Freight Agent of the Ohio and Mississippi Railway Company in St. Louis, Missouri.
Extent
0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of California. These materials are in the public domain. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
Availability
The collection is open for research.