Finding Aid

William Dennis Marks Papers

UPT 50 M346

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Summary Information

Date [inclusive]
1882-1896
Extent
3.0 Volume/s

PROVENANCE

Gift of W.E. Baumgartner, 1987.

ARRANGEMENT

This is an unprocessed collection. Please see Archives staff for rough inventory.

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

William Dennis Marks was an engineer and educator. He was on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania Towne School from 1877-1889 as Professor of Dynamic Engineering. Marks also served as superintendent of the International Electric Exhibition in 1884, and was president and chief engineer of the Edison Electric Light Company of Philadelphia from 1892-1896.

SCOPE AND CONTENTS NOTE

The correspondence and reports, 1882, 1884-1887, 1896, for William Dennis Marks deal specifically with his career as Professor of Dynamic Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, 1877-1889, as Superintendent of the International Electric Exhibition, 1884, and as president and chief engineer of Edison Electric Light Company of Philadelphia (Pa.), 1892-1896. There are blueprints for the Edison Electric Light Company of Philadelphia.

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
Edison Electric Light Company of Philadelphia (Pa.).
University of Pennsylvania. School of Engineering and Applied Science.
University of Pennsylvania. Towne Scientific School.
Personal Name(s)
Marks, William Dennis, 1849-1914

Inventory

 

Inventory 

Box

Folder

 

Correspondence 

Box

Folder

Three copy books containing copies of W.D. Marks’ correspondence and reports 

 1

 

Reports, 1882: silica or oi1 filtration 

 1

 

Correspondence and reports, 1884-1887: consulting business and tenure as professor of dynamic engineering of the University of Pennsylvania 

 1

 

Correspondence January 1896 to March 1896: Edison Electric Company of Philadelphia; personal; and American Meter Company. 

 1

 

 

Blueprints 

Box

Folder

Class of 1907, 34th and Spruce [negative] 1932 May 21 

 OS 1

 

Blue Prints 1905 

OS 2

1

Embossed Portfolio n.d. 

OS 2

2

908 Sansom Street n.d. 

OS 3

2

Plans n.d. 

OS 3

3

Plans with Wilson Brothers and Co. Civil Engineering and Architects Stamp n.d. 

OS 3

1