Breckenridge, Lester P. fonds

Breckenridge, Lester P., 1858-1940.
Lester P. Breckenridge fonds. - 1912-1921.

1 cm of textual records (4 leaves).

L. Breckenridge was born in Meriden, Conn. May 17, 1858. He received his PH.B. at Sheffield Scientific School, Yale 1881; Hon. M.A. Yale 1909; Eng. Univ. of Illinois 1910. He was instructor of Mechanical Engineering at Lehigh University 1882-1891, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan Agricultural College 1891-1893, Professor of Mechanical Engineering 1893-1909, Director of Engineering for the Experimental Station 1905-1909 at the University of Illinois, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Sheffield Scientific School, Yale Sept. 1, 1909-, Engineer in charge of Boiler Division U.S. Geological Survey Fuel Testing Plant, St. Louis 1904. He invented an automatic recording machine in 1901 and contrived and equipped dynamometer cars 1897-1899. He was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and Western Society of Engineers. He wrote articles in technical journals, reports, bulletins, etc.


The fonds consists of four brief communications to Breckenridge from Anson Stokes, William H. Taft, A.T. Hadley and Hiram Bingham dating from 1912 to 1921.


  • Title based on content of the fonds.
  • Received as part of the Verbeke Collection which was purchased in 1969.

Call number: GA 26