The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Stanton, Robert Brewster
STANTON, Robert Brewster, American civil and mining engineer: b. Woodville, Miss., 5 Aug. 1846. He graduated at Miami University — A.B., 1871; A.M., 1878; (hon. A.M. University of Wooster, 1885); was resident engineer Cincinnati Southern Railroad, 1874-80; division engineer Union Pacific Railway, 1880-84. Since 1884 has been in private practice as consulting civil and mining engineer. Among other engagements made survey as chief engineer through the Grand Cañon of the Colorado, 1889-90; special work on the British Columbia landslides for the Canadian Pacific Railway, 1896; examined and appraised the value of railroads in the States of Michigan, Kansas and Washington, 1906 and 1910; located railroad line from Chicago to Saint Louis, 1902, and from Butte, Mont. to Boise, Idaho, 1905. He engaged in mining operations and explorations at various times from 1884 to the present date, throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the West Indies and the Dutch East Indies; engineer and general manager, Flint Idaho Mining Company, 1886-88; and the Hocumac Mining Company, 1893-94; special work in copper and nickel mines in Canada, 1892 and 1903; explored and examined gold mines in the Island of Sumatra, 1904; examined and reported upon the Cananea, Mexico, copper mines, 1906; gold mines in California, 1893, 1903 and 1907, and in Utah and Arizona 1898-1901; manganese mines in Washington, 1910; gold mines in Nova Scotia, 1913 and on iron and manganese mines in Cuba, 1909-14. He is the author of ‘Availability of the Cañons of the Colorado River for Railway Purposes’ (1882); ‘The Great Landslides of the Canadian Pacific Railway,’ etc (1898), and monographs and lectures on the Grand Cañon.