Memorial of Alexander Lyman Holley, C. E., LL. D.: President of the American Institute of Mining Engineers, Vice-president of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Vice-president of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers ...etc., Etc. Born July 20, 1832. Died January 29, 1882

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