Joseph Joyner Collection of Wm. D. Pence Papers
Table of Contents
- UNC Asheville Special Collections and University Archives
- Joseph Joyner Collection
- Date [inclusive]
- 0.2 Linear feet ; 1 box
- Physical Description
- Handwritten and typed correspondence, handwritten notes and calculations,newspaper clippings. Many documents have been glued to sheets of scrap paper.
- Located in Special Collections, Row 6, Section 4
Joseph Joyner Collection, D. H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville 28804
The documents are addressed to Dr. William D. Pence of the University of Illinois, or are thought to be his work. Pence was a civil engineer, with an interest in standpipe failures. Two handwritten items are either drafts for, or copies from, Stand-Pipe Accidents and Failures in the United States by Pence. Otherwise their provenance is unknown.
Scope and Contents
Materials related to the standpipe failure in Asheville on January 23, 1893, and storm damage to the standpipe in March 1887. There are also documents that refer to a standpipe being constructed in Concord, NC in 1903.
UNC Asheville Special Collections and University ArchivesRamsey Library, CPO # 1500
One University Heights
Asheville, North Carolina, 28804-8504
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Thought to be Joseph Joyner
Originally processed by Special Collections staff, 2007. Foldered by G. Hyde. New finding aid by Colin Reeve, January 2017.
Pence, William D. Stand-Pipe Accidents and Failures in the United States: A Chronological Record of Accidents to and Failures of Water-Works Stand-Pipes in the United States. New York: Engineering News Pub. Co, 1895.
Folder 1: Newspaper clippings describing the 1893 standpipe failure
Folder 2: Handwritten accounts of 1887 collapse, and 1893 burst, from manuscript for Stand-Pipe Accidents and Failures in the United States
Folder 3: Correspondence to Wm. D. Pence, University of Illinois, 1893
Folder 4: Handwritten report of 1893 failure
Folder 5: Correspondence to Wm. D. Pence, 1893-1903
Folder 6: Assorted notes and correspondence (related to standpipe in Concord, NC)