Tuesday, April 12, 2005

William F. Boardman of Oakland

I have an old book that formerly belonged (per the stamp on the inside cover) to
Wm. F. Boardman
Civil engineer
Room 3, Court House
Oakland, Cal.  

The book is "A Manual . . . of Road-Making . . . of roads . . . and Railroads", by W. (William) M. (Mitchell) Gillespie, 9th edition, 1860, published in New York by A. S. Barnes & Burr.  Original edition published in 1847.  

So who was Boardman?  

Kyle K. Wyatt
Curator of History & Technology
California State Railroad Museum

Note my work address has changed to: kwyatt@parks.ca.gov
My personal address remains: kylewyatt@aol.com