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John L. Porter's naval architectural notebook

Date: 1860 - 1878 | Identifier: 0850-s1-b2-fa-i1
Handwritten notebook in which John L. Porter recorded all the information he believed was required to pass the U. S. Naval Constructor's examination. The notebook features an examination guide for prospective naval contractor candidates, detailing information needed to know to pass the examination. As a note, the naval architectural notebook of John Porter was copied word-for-word directly from an 1816 treatise on steam propulsion by Robertson Buchanan. Robertson Buchanan, A practical treatise on propelling vessels by steam. (London: Ackerman 1816) appeared in numerous editions throughout the 19th century. It is not know which edition Porter copied. 234 numbered pages. more...