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Inventory of the H. Lester Taylor Collection, 1887-1977
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Folder 1

Reminiscences of H. Lester Taylor, 1969, including biographical material, activities at South Vallejo station during World War II, circus train operations and persons whom he encountered while working for Southern Pacific.

Folder 2

Reminiscences of H. Lester Taylor written at various times, describing his activities as a telegrapher for the Southern Pacific, and as agent at South Vallejo. They contain information on operations at the station during World War II, and mention the South Pacific Coast Railroad.

Folder 3

Letters to Lynn Farrar, 1977, describing his career with Southern Pacific and operations at the South Vallejo station.

Folder 4

Letters concerning the Taylor family's living quarters at South Vallejo, 1932-1940.

Folder 5

Letters concerning leases of Southern Pacific property in the Vallejo area, 1933-1954.

Folder 6

Letters concerning leases of Southern Pacific property in North Vallejo and South Vallejo, 1936-1947.

Folder 7

Letters concerning Southern Pacific structures at South Vallejo, 1934-1941.

Folder 8

Miscellaneous letters relating to the South Vallejo station building, 1945-1954.

Folder 9

Letters concerning utility service to "Ark Dwellers" at South Vallejo, 1934-1938.

Folder 10

Documents relating to James C. Wilder and members of the Wilder family.

Folder 11

Taylor W. Heintzelman letters, 1888-1904, containing an autobiographical sketch written by Heintzelman at the time of his application for employment with Southern Pacific.

Folder 12

Letters to William McKenzie, Southern Pacific's Assistant General Master Mechanic, 1887-1889, concerning the operation of locomotives and personnel matters.

Folder 13

Miscellaneous clippings.