NEWTON COPE COLLECTION

California State Railroad Museum Library
California State Railroad Museum Library
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Sacramento, California 95814
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2013


Descriptive Summary

Title: NEWTON COPE COLLECTION
Dates: 1868-1922
Collection Number: MS 63
Creator/Collector: Cope, Newton (1922-2005)
Extent: 1 box
Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library
Sacramento, California 95814
Abstract: The collection consists of invoices, bills, vouchers, and routine correspondence from the Central Pacific and Southern Pacific Railroads and subsidiary lines.
Language of Material: English

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the California State Railroad Museum. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the District Collections Manager. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the CSRM as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

NEWTON COPE COLLECTION. California State Railroad Museum Library

Acquisition Information

Gift of Newton Cope, Sr., 1977

Biography/Administrative History

Newton Cope (1922-2005) was a San Francisco social figure and a collector of Western antiques.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection consists of invoices, bills, vouchers, and routine correspondence from the Central Pacific and Southern Pacific Railroads and subsidiary lines. The documents relate largely to the purchase of supplies for railroad construction and operations. There are also documents relating to problems and complaints of freight customers. In addition, the collection contains wanted circulars for train robbers in the early twentieth century, as well as letters relating to the robberies.