MSS 00100 Guide to Louis Thomas Yarborough, Water Wheel Construction : thesis, 1893 June

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Yarborough, Louis Thomas, 1873-1951


16.0 pages

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Scope and Content Note

Louis T. Yarborough's 1893 thesis, "Water Wheel Construction," contains 12 handwritten pages and four pages of drawings. The drawings include the side elevation of the turbine water wheel, the front elevation of the turbine water wheel showing the outer and inner casing, a horizontal vertical section of the turbine water wheel runner, and a vertical section of the turbine water wheel.

Biographical Note

Louis Thomas Yarbrough (1873 - 1951) was a member of the first graduating class at North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (later North Carolina State University) in 1893, and presented his thesis titled "Water Wheel Construction" for the completion of a bachelor's degree in education. He was a United States postal inspector for more than 37 years. His daughter, Mary Yarbrough, graduated from North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering (later North Carolina State University) in 1927, becoming one of the school's first women graduates.

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Louis Thomas Yarborough, Water Wheel Construction : thesis, 1893, MSS 100, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

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