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Central Pacific Land Grant Agent Robert Lardin Fulton Letters

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
1887-1910
Creator
Fulton, Robert L.
Collection Number
MS 737
  1 document  
Date
1887-1910
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
1 box.
Creator
Fulton, Robert L.
Abstract
Largely consisting of the outgoing correspondence of Central Pacific land agent Robert Lardin Fulton, the material in this collection provides the context in which data on Southern Pacific and Central Pacific land grant records can be understood. Additional material in this collection allows for a deeper understanding of the relationships between railroad companies and the United States government in the late 19th - early 20th Centuries.
Scope and Content
Materials include two letterpress books of outgoing correspondence (1887-1910) from Central Pacific land agent Robert Lardin Fulton, mostly to chief CP land agent William H. Mills; court documents relating to a trial of the United States vs Central Pacific Railway Company, et. al., including a transcript of Fulton’s testimony concerning land patents; and a Summary of Facts that describes in depth the relationship between the United States Government and the Central Pacific Railroad Company in 1889. Arranged alphabetically by type of material.
History / Biographical
Robert Lardin Fulton (1847-1920) began his railroad career as a telegraph operator for the Erie Railroad. In 1868, he worked as part of the construction team on Union Pacific’s Overland railroad, and after completion he switched employment to the Central Pacific Railroad Company. On June 15, 1875, Fulton became a field agent for Central Pacific in Placer County, CA, and was responsible for looking after timber lands along Central Pacific’s lines. Then in 1879, Fulton moved to Nevada, where his responsibilities increased to setting prices of land for sale by Central Pacific, and collecting rents from tenants of the land. In 1900, Fulton also became responsible for examinations of land in order to obtain patents for Central Pacific, and worked on land settlements along Central Pacific’s lines between Colfax, CA and Ogden, UT. Alongside his work as a land agent, Fulton was also an advocate for various agricultural and irrigation projects in California and Nevada, and often used the ‘Reno Evening Gazette’, which he owned and edited, to argue the case for such projects. Fulton worked as a principal agent for U.S. Representative Francis G. Newlands, helping Newlands to obtain land and water rights for a planned public water system in Nevada. Furthermore, Fulton and Newlands worked together to campaign for the passing of the National Reclamation Act (1902), which funded many irrigation projects in the Western states, beginning with the Truckee-Carson Project in 1903.
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Source Record ID
MS 737
Collection Number
MS 737
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Order of Railroad Telegraphers charter

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
Sep. 11, 1891
Creator
Order of Railroad Telegraphers
Collection Number
MS 468
  1 document  
Date
Sep. 11, 1891
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
1 item
Creator
Order of Railroad Telegraphers
Abstract
Charter granted by the Order of Railroad Telegraphers of North America to Pacific Division No. 170, Oakland, California on September 11, 1891
Scope and Content
Charter granted by the Order of Railroad Telegraphers of North America to Pacific Division No. 170, Oakland, California on September 11, 1891
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Source Record ID
MS 468
Collection Number
MS 468
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San Francisco and San Jose Railroad Company receipts

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
1864-1865
Creator
San Francisco and San Jose Railroad
Collection Number
MS 306
  1 document  
Date
1864-1865
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
1 folder
Creator
San Francisco and San Jose Railroad
Abstract
Receipts for freight charges.
Scope and Content
Receipts for freight charges.
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Source Record ID
MS 306
Collection Number
MS 306
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Los Angeles Pacific Railway assessment property books

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
1906-1910
Creator
Los Angeles Pacific Railway
Collection Number
MS 678
  1 document  
Date
1906-1910
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
4 volumes
Creator
Los Angeles Pacific Railway
Abstract
Assessment property books. Includes assessor's notes, maps and deed information.
Scope and Content
Assessment property books. Includes assessor's notes, maps and deed information.
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Source Record ID
MS 678
Collection Number
MS 678
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Butte County Railroad Records

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
1903-1906
Creator
Butte County Railroad
Collection Number
MS 111
  1 document  
Date
1903-1906
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
8 boxes
Creator
Butte County Railroad
Abstract
Accounting records for the construction of the Butte County Railroad from Chico to Stirling, California.
Scope and Content
Includes accounting records from the construction of Butte County Railroad from Chico to Stirling, California performed by the contractor E. B. and A. L. Stone and completed in June 1904. Documents include construction estimates, monthly work force reports, trial balances, statements, and vouchers. There is a folder of freight bills from the Southern Pacific from 1904-1905, an annual pass list for 1908, and an annual report to the Interstate Commerce Commission for 1906.
History / Biographical
The Butte County Railroad was incorporated in March 1902 as an interest of the Diamond Match Company. Construction started near Chico, California, the following month. That November the Chico and Northern Railroad (a subsidiary of Southern Pacific) purchased the Butte County Railroad. The line to Stirling, California, was completed in June 1904, with the contracting firm of E. B. and A. L. Stone performing the construction work. The property became part of the Central Pacific Railway in 1916, and was later known as Southern Pacific's Stirling City Branch.
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Source Record ID
MS 111
Collection Number
MS 111
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Texas and New Orleans Railroad Records

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
1876-1932
Creator
Texas & New Orleans Railroad
Collection Number
MS 795
  1 document  
Date
1876-1932
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
11 volumes
Creator
Texas & New Orleans Railroad
Abstract
Records include bond ledgers, registers, and transfers, and a general ledger.
Scope and Content
Records include bond ledgers, registers, and transfers, and a general ledger.
History / Biographical
The Texas and New Orleans Railroad was a railroad in Texas and Louisiana. In 1876 it converted from short gauge to narrow gauge. In 1934, it operated 3,713 miles of railroad. In 1961, Texas & New Orleans merged with parent company Southern Pacific.
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Source Record ID
MS 795
Collection Number
MS 795
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Eric Hirsimaki Typescript

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
1980-1986
Creator
Hirsimaki, Eric
Collection Number
MS 73
  1 document  
Date
1980-1986
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
1 half-box
Creator
Hirsimaki, Eric
Abstract
A photocopy of a 286+ page typescript of Lima: The History by Eric Hirsimaki later published in 1986.
Scope and Content
A photocopy of a 286+ page typescript by Eric Hirsimaki. This manuscript is not titled but was later published as LIMA, THE HISTORY by Hundman Publishing Company, Edmonds, Washington in 1986.
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Source Record ID
MS 73
Collection Number
MS 73
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Joseph Newton Sparks Papers

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
1927-1977
Creator
Sparks (Joseph Newton)
Collection Number
MS 635
  1 document  
Date
1927-1977
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
1 half-box
Creator
Sparks (Joseph Newton)
Abstract
This collection includes material documenting the thirty-one year career of Joseph Newton Sparks with the Railway Mail Service.
Scope and Content
This collection includes material documenting the thirty-one year career of Joseph Newton Sparks with the Railway Mail Service. It includes a detailed set of personnel records, with applications for transfer, action notices, position description, promotion notices and letters of appreciation. Also includes: certificate of honorary recognition for thirty-one years of service, position descriptions with organization charts for Sparks' office while he was District Transportation Manager, which includes the salary level, basic function, duties and responsibilities, and, information about where the mail is delivered to each station, a diagram of the interior of a RPO car showing where each railway clerk was stationed, a photograph file with group photographs from 1939 of Railway Mail Service offfice staff from Virginia, North Carolina, Washington, D.C., West Virginia and Maryland sent to District 7 for inclusion in a former Superintendent's memory book, three cancellations, pouch and paper case location tables and diagrams. Also includes clippings related to the last RPO car, early Western mail service, Southern Pacific's Shasta Route mail service, and two issues of "Transit Postmark Collector" for 1973, which includes a history of the railway mail service written in 1902 and an article about mail service on board the Delta Queen. The correspondence file includes a letter from Tom Greco asking for Mr. Sparks' comments on an article (typescript included) about RPO service on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. Arranged alphabetically by subject / type of material.
History / Biographical
Joseph Newton Sparks was born on July 19, 1894 in Granville, Missouri. He graduated from the Keyser Preparatory School in Keyser, West Virginia and then spent several years as a farmer in Springfield, West Virginia. In 1921, he went to work in the Kelly-Springfield Tire Company in Cumberland, Maryland. He entered the Railway Mail Service on October 22, 1928 as a substitute Railway Postal Clerk in Baltimore, Maryland, became a clerk in 1936, was appointed Assistant Superintendent in April 1947 of the Postal Transportation Service (formerly the Railway Mail Service) and in November 1947 became District Superintendent and District Transportation Manager on the lines of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad between Jersey City, New Jersey and Washington, D.C. and between Washington and Grafton, West Virginia and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. When District offices were discontinued in 1958, he became a Field Services Officer in the Baltimore area. Joseph Sparks retired on November 30, 1959 after 31 years with the U.S. Post Office Department. On February 9, 1933, he married Margaret Catherine Arnold in Maryland. The Sparks had a son, Joseph F. and two daughters, Mary L. and Margaret J.
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Source Record ID
MS 635
Collection Number
MS 635
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Herman O. Cheney correspondence

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
1944
Creator
Cheney, Herman O.
Collection Number
MS 436
  1 document  
Date
1944
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
1 folder
Creator
Cheney, Herman O.
Abstract
Correspondence regarding dispute over allowed overtime and a diploma in railway accounting. Cheney was a fireman with Southern Pacific in 1944.
Scope and Content
Correspondence regarding dispute over allowed overtime and a diploma in railway accounting. Cheney was a fireman with Southern Pacific in 1944.
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Source Record ID
MS 436
Collection Number
MS 436
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Mies Family papers

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
May 25, 1869 - Oct. 1, 1936
Collection Number
MS 596
  1 document  
Date
May 25, 1869 - Oct. 1, 1936
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
4 folders
Abstract
Photographs, correspondence and payrolls.
Scope and Content
Letter of recommendation for Joseph Mies written by Samuel B. Reed, Union Pacific Railroad General Superintendent of Construction, May 25, 1869. Mies "Put up all the water tanks on the Union Pacific Railroad from Omaha to the Western Terminus," Union Pacific Rail Road Monthly Laborers' Pay-Roll, not dated. With signature of Joseph, Peter and Lissie Mies. Photostat of payroll which also contains copies of photographs of the Mies family. Affadavit of William E. Mies attesting he may be the last living person at the May 10, 1869 completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, October 1, 1936. Photostats of all documents which also includes 4 photographs of the Mies family.
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Source Record ID
MS 596
Collection Number
MS 596
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