Breeding, Seth Darnaby Sr 1974-07-23

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Seth Darnaby Breeding, Sr., civil engineer, discusses his experiences in the field of Hydrology. A statement about Thomas Ulwin Taylor, civil engineer, is read.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Seth Darnaby Breeding, Sr.

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Date: July 23, 1974

Location: Austin, Texas

Interviewer: John Folt

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Seth Breeding, civil engineer, Retirement, Born, Fayette County, Texas (1907), Childhood, Family history, Schools attended, Influential teachers, Enrollment, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, Employment throughout school, Employment (again), Certified teacher, U. S. Geological Survey, Hydrographer, state and federal level, Hydraulic engineer, Flood specialist, Membership in honorary organizations, Publications, Employment (again)

Tape 1, Side 2: Statement, about Thomas Ulwin Taylor, Education, Dean of Engineering Department, University of Texas, Employed by U. S. Geological Survey, Engineering department (again), Stream flow record, Antipathy toward Board of Water Engineers, Austin Dam, Buchanan Dam, Texas, Administrative qualities, Historian, Seth Breeding (again), Early stream gauging, Difficulties, Rio Grande River, Texas, Schoolmate (1919), Clement Thames, Leland Fikes, Family

Range Dates: 1907-1974

Bulk Dates: 1907-1930s

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