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Bernard Joseph Stanislaus Cahill papers, [ca. 1900-1944]
BANC MSS 83/39 c box 1; BANC MSS 83/39 c carton 1; BANC MSS 83/39 c carton 2
Collection Overview

Title:

Bernard Joseph Stanislaus Cahill papers, [ca. 1900-1944]

Creator/Contributor:

Cahill, B. J. S. (Bernard J. S.), 1867-, creator

Abstract:

The collection consists primarily of Cahill's professional, business, and personal papers, covering the years 1906 to 1942. Most of the material relates to his "Butterfly map projection," including extensive correspondence with cartographers, mathematicians, students, and publishers. Also included are records of the Cahill World Map Company and personal diaries. Diaries document Cahill's career and include sketches and references to architectural projects.

Date:

1900 (issued)

Subject:

Cahill World Map Co.
Maps -- Design
Cartographers -- United States
Architects -- United States
Cartography -- History
City planning -- California -- San Francisco

Note:

Postcard view of San Francisco City Hall, and small painting (by Cahill?) transferred to the Pictorial Collections of the Bancroft Library (BANC PIC 1981.115--PIC)
Architect and cartographer Bernard Joseph Stanislaus Cahill (1866-1944) was born in London, England, and emigrated to the United States in 1888. Eventually settling in San Francisco, his work included designs for hotels, factories, mausoleums, and an unsuccessful 1904 plan for the San Francisco Civic Center. He later developed a "Butterfly map projection" which he promoted, with little success, through his Cahill World Map Company.

Type:

Scrapbooks.

Physical Description:

2 cartons, 1 box, 3 oversize folders (3 linear ft.)

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 83/39 c box 1
BANC MSS 83/39 c carton 1
BANC MSS 83/39 c carton 2

Origin:

California