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Sat, Jul 8, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 580

Army Corps of Engineers map, books, and gauge of Brig. Genl. E.E. Winslow

Estimate: $700 - $800
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Map, 5 rare books and steam gauge belonging to Army Corps of Engineers Brigadier General Eben Eveleth Winslow. 1st item: E.H. Ashcroft Steam pressure gauge, pat. date 1878, face engraved with the name Daniel O'Donnell, in original 9" x 6" x 2" wooden case. 2nd item: Large folding U.S. Geological Survey topographical map of Washington, DC and Vicinity, c. 1915. The map was developed based on surveys controlled by the US Geologic Survey, the US Coast and Geodetic Survey, and the US Army Corps of Engineers. 50" x 44". 3rd item: U.S. BRIDGE EQUIPAGE AND DRILL / ORGANIZATION OF THE BRIDGE EQUIPAGE OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY, with directions for the construction of military bridges, Washington, DC, 1870. Quarter binding with marbled boards and end sheets, stamped EVELETH WINSLOW CORPS OF ENGINEERS with pencil inscription "Winslow", 1873 errata pasted to front endsheet. Includes pull-out plans and diagrams numbered 11-15. 9" x 6 1/2". 4th item: NOTES ON MITERING LOCK GATES, by 1st Lieutenant Harry F. Hodges, Corps of Engineers, USA, Washington Printing Office, 1892. Several pull out diagrams, appears complete. 9" x 11". 5th item: A COURSE OF INSTRUCTION IN ORDNANCE AND GUNNERY by Brevet Col. J.G. Benton. New York: D. Van Nostrand, 3rd ed, 1883. Green cloth covers, 583 pp plus errata: Hotchkiss B.L. Mountain Rifle and Electric Primers for Cannon. "EVELETH WINSLOW CORPS OF ENGINEERS STAMP" to front endpaper. 9" x 6". 6th item: POCKET COMPANION FOR ENGINEERS, ARCHITECTS AND BUILDERS. Carnegie Steel Company, 19th edition, 1917. 7th item: MISSISSIPPI FROM A PICTURE WINDOW by Neely Grant II, Dorrance & Co, 1956 1st Edition. The 54 page book of poetry is signed by the author and inscribed "To Mrs. Winslow..." Rose colored cloth boards. Note: These items have descended in the family of Eben Eveleth Winslow (1866-1928), who continued his family's tradition of patriotic service through his distinguished career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Unlike his famous grandfather, Rear Admiral John Ancrum Winslow, and his father who died young, Paymaster William R. Winslow (1844-1869), E.E. Winslow was an army man. He graduated first in his class from The United States Military Academy (West Point) in 1889 and received his commission as a second lieutenant of engineers. He served with Company B of the Battalion of Army Engineers stationed at Ft. Totten, NY, constructed harbor defenses in the Port of Mobile in Alabama and was promoted to First Lieutenant in 1894. He served on the West Point faculty as assistant instructor of practical military engineering prior to joining Company E, Battalion of Engineers for service in the Spanish American War. He took part in the Battle of San Juan Hill and was afterward promoted to Captain in 1898. Winslow's work with river and harbor fortifications took him to Wilmington, NC, Norfolk, VA, and Memphis, Tennessee, where he met and married the novelist and poet Anne Goodwin Winslow. In 1906 he was assigned to the Washington Barracks as commandant of the United States Army Engineer School and commander of the post. He received a promotion to major in 1906 and to assistant to the Chief of Engineers in 1907. He went on to command harbor and river fortifications in Oahu, Hawaii and the Panama Canal zone, was promoted to Colonel in 1917 and to temporary Brigadier General in 1917. His service during World War I earned him the Army Distinguished Service Medal. Following the end of the war, Winslow returned to his permanent rank of colonel. After working for awhile on the coastal fortifications of San Francisco Bay, he retired to Memphis, where he and his wife had taken residence at her ancestral home, which came to be known as Goodwinslow. He died there in 1928 and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery. In 1930, the U.S. Congress passed legislation allowing the general officers of World War I to retire at their highest rank and Winslow was posthumously promoted to brigadier general on the retired list. Goodwinslow remained in the family of E.E. and Anne Winslow's direct descendants until it was sold earlier this year. Many of the family's historic possessions were also dispersed, including this lot, which is one of several related items in this auction. This lot will include a copy of a notarized provenance letter from the direct descendant of General Winslow.


Map: Laid down on fabric backing to join separations at all fold lines. Heavy use wear with toning and discoloration to multiple areas. Steam gauge: heavy oxidation to gauge, functionality not tested or guaranteed. Case has significant wear and one section of the side is loose. 3rd item: Wear to exterior of book, some dampstaining, tear to errata. 4th item: Heavy wear to covers, spine deteriorating and flaking. 5th item: Wear and chipping to spine, toning and foxing. 6th and 7th items: Wear to spine and covers.

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Private Tennessee collection, acquired from Winslow family descendant in March, 2023.