John Ericsson Collection
American Swedish Historical Society
Additional information at http://www.worldcat.org/title/john-ericsson-papers/oclc/15005924
John Ericsson (1803 –1889) was a Swedish-American inventor and mechanical engineer. He is remembered best for designing the steam locomotive Novelty (in partnership with engineer John Braithwaite) and the ironclad ship USS Monitor, which dramatically saved the US naval blockading squadron from destruction by an ironclad Confederate vessel, CSS Virginia, at Hampton Roads in March 1862.