Item #46015 Improvement of the Mouth of the Mississippi River. Remarks of the Eighth Annual Convention, June 15, 1876. [American Society of Civil Engineers]. E. L. Corthell, Elmer Lawrence.

Improvement of the Mouth of the Mississippi River. Remarks of the Eighth Annual Convention, June 15, 1876. [American Society of Civil Engineers].

New York: [American Society of Civil Engineers], 1876. 12 pp. + [2] folding diagrams. Illus. with b/w diagrams. 8vo. Paper wrappers. Removed from a larger volume, spine shellacked, else a very good copy, author's compliments tipped into title, contents and diagrams lightly soiled, faint fold. Item #46015

Contains two charts: (1) Profile of South Pass from East Point Across the bar showing Progress of Scour effected by the Jetties, 24 x 9 inches, (2) Four cross sections at various heights. 20 x 9 inches.

Elmer Lawrence Corthell (1840-1916), a civil engineer, was active as a consulting engineer on railway, bridge, hydroelectric, irrigation, jetty, levee, and other projects in the U.S., Latin America and Europe. He had an office in New York City from the 1870s until 1916. He was the author of A History of the Jetties at the Mouth of the Mississippi River.

Scarce: OCLC shows only one copy though without naming the institution. OCLC: 36241986

Price: $100.00