Guide to the Letcher railroad collection, 1860-1889

Processed by Special Collections staff; machine-readable finding aid created by C. Del Anderson
Department of Special Collections
Green Library
Stanford University Libraries
Stanford, CA 94305-6004
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Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
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The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Letcher railroad collection, 1860-1889

Collection number: M0268

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Green Library
  • Stanford University Libraries
  • Stanford, CA 94305-6004
  • Phone: (650) 725-1022
  • Email: speccoll@sulmail.stanford.edu
  • URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
Processed by:
Edward F. Meylan
Date Completed:
N/A
Encoded by:
C. Del Anderson
© 1998 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Letcher railroad collection,
Date (inclusive): 1860-1889
Collection number: Special Collections M0268
Creator: Letcher, Howard T., d. 1974.
Extent: 2 linear ft.
Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

Provenance

Purchased from Howard T. Letcher Estate, 1976

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] Letcher railroad collection, M0268, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biography

Dr. Howard T. Letcher worked for the Shasta Division of the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1940 and 1941; he was a noted railroad historian and in 1971 was asked by then California Governor Ronald Reagan to serve on the board of directors of the Transportation museum in Sacramento, California.

Scope and Content

Correspondence and documents concerning the Southern Pacific Company and the Northern California operations of the Central Pacific Railroad. Topics include: accidents, brakes, employee problems, engines, engineers, rates pay, and train delays.

Container List

Container 1, Folder 1

Accidents

Container 1, Folder 2-4

Brakes

Container 1, Folder 5

Cars, Bad Order

Container 2, Folder 6-7

Cars, Bad Order

Container 2, Folder 8

Dunsmuir

Container 2, Folder 9

Employee Problems

Container 2, Folder 10-11

Engines

Container 3, Folder 12

Engineers

Container 3, Folder 13

Fuel

Container 3, Folder 14-15

Jobs

Container 3, Folder 16

Passes

Container 3, Folder 17

Rates Pay

Container 3, Folder 18

Repairs

Container 3, Folder 19

Scales

Container 3, Folder 20

Steamers

Container 4, Folder 21-22

Supplies

Container 4, Folder 23

Terrace

Container 4, Folder 24

Towne, A.N.

Container 4, Folder 25

Train Delays

Container 4, Folder 26

Water

Container 4, Folder 27

Wrecks, Fires

Container 4, Folder 28

Miscellaneous