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Engineering Record

Identifier: WH51

Scope and Contents

Collection contains a typescript diary of Brunton engineering projects and travel; also sections on his inventions, World War I service record, clients, and assistants.


  • 1870-1920

Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

David Burnton was a Colorado mining engineer, inventor, consultant. B. June 11, 1849 Ayre, Ont., Canada. Began residence and work in Colorado 1875; also worked as engineer and consultant in many Western states and foreign countries. Some Colorado projects with which associated: Cowenhaven Tunnel, Aspen, Colo. (1888), Laramie-Poudre Tunnel, Home, Colo. (1910), and the Moffat Tunnel (1927). D. Dec. 21, 1927 Rochester, Minn.


1 box(es) (2 volumes (184 pages) : illustrations, portraits)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; Unknown donor; no date.


Title from cover.

Finding Aid for the Engineering Record
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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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