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Edgar Kenard Wilson Engineering Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 0631

Scope and Contents

Collection of materials concerning the construction of the Panama Canal. Includes blueprints, photographs, reports, and other materials concerning the Isthmian Canal Commission. Includes a copy of the deed to the canal.


  • 1893-1911


Restrictions on Access

Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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Biographical Note

Edgar K. Wilson was born in 1879 in Portland, Maine. He graduated from the University of Maine with a degree in Civil Engineering, Class of 1906. He was an assistant engineer with the Isthmian Canal Commission during the construction of the Panama Canal. He later became chief engineer and treasurer of the Pitometer Co. for 30 years. He died in 1943.


1 linear foot (1 box)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. D. S. Bradford.

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Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States