Manuscript Group 163 HUBERTIS M. CUMMINGS COLLECTION 1929-1957 3 cu. ft.
Papers of Dr. Hubertis M. Cummings, historian and author, authority on Pennsylvania's
canals, and at various times in the years prior to his death in 1963 a research
historian with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and the Bureau
Land Records, Department of Internal Affairs.The collection includes manuscripts
and/or printed versions of the following:
"The Allegheny Portage Railroad," manuscript of 31 pp., leaflet printed by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 4 pp.
"The Allegheny Portage Railroad, Built, 1831-1834, operated, 1834-1857," manuscript of 27 pp.
"The Earlier Railroads of Pennsylvania," manuscript of 24 pp.
"The Earliest Plan for a Passenger Railroad," incomplete manuscript, 51 pp.
"Elder Woodruff's Day on the Allegheny Portage Railroad, manuscript of 6 pp.
"Ellen Matilda (Orbison) Harris," manuscript of 59 pp.
Harrisburg: Pennsylvania's Capital City, leaflet printed by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 4 pp.
"James D. Harris, Canal Engineer, and His assistant, William B. Foster, Jr.," manuscript of 22 pp.
"James D. Harris, Canal Engineer: Notes on His Papers and Related Canal Papers," reprint from Pennsylvania History, Vol. XVIII, No. 1 (1951), 31-45
"John August Roebling and the Public Works of Pennsylvania," manuscript of 78 pp.
"Lafayette Rides By," manuscript of 3 pp.
"Modest Proposal of John August Roebling," manuscript of 12 pp.
"Pennsylvania: Network of Canal Ports," manuscript of 13 pp.
The Pennsylvania Canals, leaflet printed by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 4 pp.
"Pennsylvania Canals-Thumb Nail Sketches," manuscript of 100 pp.
Pennsylvania State Houses and Capitols, leaflet printed by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 4 pp.
"Saga of a Timber-Bridge Builder: Theodore Burr to Reuben Fields, February 26, 1815," introduction and notes by Hubertis M. Cummings, manuscript of 50 pp.
"Stephen Hills: Builder of Two Capitols," manuscript of 16 pp.
"Theodore Burr and His Bridge Across the Susquehanna," manuscript of 50 pp.
Copies of the following addresses: "Delaware Division Canal," 21 pp.
"Ellen Matilda Orbison Harris at the Fronts During the Civil War," 4 pp.
"James Dunlop Harris," 21 pp.
"New York Canals and Pennsylvania Canals," 44 pp.
"North Branch Division of the Pennsylvania Canal," 16 pp.
"Some Notes of the State-Owned Columbia and Philadelphia Railroad," 14 pp.
State-owned Canals in Pennsylvania (unpublished manuscript), undated. (2