TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary

Administrative Information

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Organization

Selected Search Terms

Guide to Railroad Abbreviations

Description of Record Groups/Container List

Record Group 1: Letters by Officials, 1851-1906

Record Group 2: Letters by Office, 1851-1914

Record Group 3: Reports, Legal, 1852-1969

Record Group 4: Minutes, Board Papers, 1850-1972

Record Group 5: Securities, 1851-1966

Record Group 6: Accounting records, 1851-1910

Record Group 7: Southern Lines, 1851-1955

Record Group 8: Land Department Records, 1851-1899

Record Group 9: Land Companies, 1864-1907

Record Group 10: Other Roads, 1849-1953

Record Group 11: Other Organizations, 1857-1938

Record Group 12: Addenda - Letters, 1859-1962

Record Group 13: Addenda - Operations Department Records, 1911-1973

Record Group 14: Addenda - PR Department Records, 1901-1982

Record Group 15: Addenda - Subsidiary and Affiliated Lines and Companies, 1852-1983

Record Group 16: Addenda - ICG Merger documents , 1974-1984

Record Group 17: Addenda - Photographs, ca. 1881-1973

Record Group 18: Addenda - Maps, Plans, and Drawings, 1852-1945

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Inventory of the Illinois Central Railroad Company Archives, 1831-1984, bulk 1851-1970


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Descriptive Summary

Creator Illinois Central Railroad Company
Title Illinois Central Railroad Company Archives,
Dates 1831-1984, (bulk 1851-1970
Extent ca. 1,020 linear feet
Abstract The Archives of the Illinois Central Railroad Company document the activities of the Company and its subsidiary lines and companies from before its charter on Feb. 10, 1851, through and a bit beyond 1972, when the line merged with the Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad to become Illinois Central Gulf Railroad. The collection includes correspondence of administrators and staff, minutes, reports and legal documents, financial records, stock information, historical material, maps, blueprints, and photographs.
Repository Newberry Library, Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections.
Collection number IC
Stack Location 4a 28-32

Administrative Information

Cite As

Illinois Central Railroad Company Archives, The Newberry Library, Chicago.

Provenance

The bulk of the collection (ca. 1851-1906) was placed at the Newberry Library on deposit by the Illinois Central Railroad Company in July, 1943. Additions were made to the collection around 1990 and 1997 (specifically Papers Accompanying Board Minutes, papers relating to the Gulf, Mobile & Ohio RR and its subsidiary companies, and other miscellaneous material). The whole of the collection was formally gifted to the Newberry Library on March 20, 1995.

Processed by

Alison Hinderliter, Megan Vandehey, and Brian Reis, 2002.

Access

The Illinois Central Railroad Company Archives are open for research; they are available a box at a time in the Special Collections Reading Room (Priority III).

Ownership and Copyright

The Illinois Central Railroad Company Archives are the physical property of the Newberry Library. Copyright may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns. For permission to publish or reproduce any materials from this collection, contact the Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections.

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Biographical Note

With origins dating from an 1830s Illinois-sponsored program of internal improvements, the Illinois Central Railroad (IC), based in Chicago, was chartered in 1851 to take advantage of the Federal Land Grant Act of 1850 and build a north-south line in Illinois from Chicago to Cairo. In advertising and selling lands along its route, the IC was a catalyst for growth in the central and southern regions of Illinois, attracting thousands of settlers and laying the foundations for agricultural, industrial, and urban development. The company had a significant impact on the growth of Chicago and the development of its lakeshore. Expanding west to Iowa and into the southern states, the IC became the primary passenger and freight link between the Great Lakes and the Gulf of Mexico.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection documents the company's history with correspondence, minutes, reports, log books, financial information, stock documents, maps, blueprints, sketches, ephemeral material, and photographs. Development of the railroad in downstate Illinois and in Mississippi (and some other Southern states, specifically Louisiana) is especially well-documented, although there is also significant material relating to Chicago and Iowa.

Narrative descriptions of the subject matter, types of material, and arrangement of each series are available through the Organization section of the finding aid.

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Organization

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Selected Search Terms

Names

  • Illinois Central Railroad Company -- History -- Sources
  • Illinois Central Railroad Company -- Pictorial works
  • World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)

Subjects

  • Advertising -- Transportation -- United States -- History
  • Bonds
  • Clippings
  • Contracts
  • Ledgers
  • Manuscripts, American -- Illinois -- Chicago
  • Railroads -- United States -- Accidents
  • Railroads -- United States -- Branch lines -- History
  • Railroads -- United States -- Consolidation -- History
  • Railroads -- United States -- Design and construction
  • Railroads -- United States -- Electrification
  • Railroads -- United States -- Equipment and supplies -- History
  • Railroads -- United States -- Fares
  • Railroads -- United States -- History
  • Railroads -- United States -- Maintenance and repair
  • Railroads -- United States -- Management -- History
  • Railroads -- United States -- Maps
  • Railroads -- United States -- Mergers
  • Railroads -- United States -- Rates
  • Railroads -- United States -- Right of way
  • Railroads -- United States -- Tickets
  • Railroads -- United States -- Timetables
  • Scrapbooks
  • Stock certificates
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Manuscripts
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Transportation

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Guide to Railroad Abbreviations

AT&SF Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad
B&O Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
BCR&N Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway
CA&N The Canton, Aberdeen & Nashville Railroad; Canton, Aberdeen & Nashville Railroad Company in Alabama
CF&M Cedar Falls & Minnesota Railroad
CenMiss Central Mississippi Railroad
C&Dak Cherokee and Dakota Railroad
CO&SW Chesapeake, Ohio & Southwestern Railroad
C&A Chicago and Alton Railroad
C&Ia The Chicago and Iowa Railroad
C&NW Chicago and Northwestern Railway
C&S Chicago & Springfield Railroad
CB&N Chicago, Burlington & Northern Railroad
CB&Q Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad
CC&D Chicago, Clinton and Dubuque Railroad
CD&M Chicago, Dubuque & Minnesota Railroad
CM&N Chicago, Madison & Northern Railroad
CM&StP Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
CRI&P Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway
CStL&NO Chicago, St. Louis and New Orleans Railroad
CStPM&O Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway
CCC&StL Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway
D&P Dubuque & Pacific Railroad
D&SC Dubuque & Sioux City Railroad
GC&S The Gilman, Clinton & Springfield Railroad
H&StJ Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad
IC Illinois Central Railroad
IndS The Indianapolis Southern Railway
IaF&SC Iowa Falls & Sioux City Railroad
K&SW Kankakee & South Western Coal Branch Railroad; The Kankakee & South Western Railroad; Kankakee & South Western Railroad
L&N Louisville & Nashville Railroad
LNO&T Louisville, New Orleans & Texas Railway Company of Arkansas; Louisville, New Orleans & Texas Railway
MC Michigan Central Railroad
Miss&Tenn Mississippi & Tennessee Railroad
MissCen&Tenn The Mississippi Central & Tennessee Railroad
MissCen The Mississippi Central Railroad; Mississippi Central Railroad
MissVal The Mississippi Valley Company
MKT Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway
MoPac Missouri Pacific Railway
NOBRV&M The New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Vicksburg & Memphis Railroad
NOJ&GN New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad
NOJ&N New Orleans, Jackson and Northern Railroad
NOStL&C New Orleans, St. Louis & Chicago Railroad
NYCentral New York Central and Hudson River Railroad
NYC&StL New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad
NPac Northern PacificRailroad
PennRR Pennsylvania Railroad
StLA&TH St. Louis, Alton & Terre Haute Railroad
TP&War Toledo, Peoria and Warsaw Railway
TP&Wes Toledo, Peoria and Western Railroad
TWab&Wes Toledo, Wabash and Western Railway
UP Union Pacific Railway
WStL&P Wabash, St. Louis and Pacific Railway
Y&MV The Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroad

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Description of Record Groups/Container List

Record Group 1: Letters by Officials, 1851-1906
IC 1

Correspondence to and from Illinois Central Incorporators, Directors, Presidents, Vice-Presidents, Solicitors, Counsel, Roadmasters, Chief Engineers, Auditors, and others, regarding the construction and governance of the company.
Arranged alphabetically by Official.
 

Series 1: Ackerman, William K., letters, 1854-1883
IC 1 A2

William K. Ackerman began his Illinois Central career as an assistant secretary and transfer clerk (1852-1855), then worked his way up to be secretary (1855-1860), local treasurer, Chicago division (1860-1871), assistant secretary (1864-1871), treasurer (1871-1875), general auditor (1875-1876), vice president (1876-1877), and then President from 1877-1883. He was also a trustee, incorporator, and/or director of various other rail lines, including the Chicago, St. Louis & New Orleans, Kankakee & Western, Kankakee & South Western Coal Branch, Chicago & Springfield, and Mound City Railroads.
Ackerman's letters are arranged into the following five subseries: Out-letters, Apr. 1877-Dec. 1883; Out-letters, May 1854-Sept. 1862; Telegrams, Jan. 1878-Jan. 1880; In-letters, Mar. 1877-Nov. 1883; and Out-letters, Apr. 1880-Jul. 1882. For more Ackerman correspondence, see also J.M. Douglas, Out-letters, Mar. 1860-Apr. 1877 (Call Number: IC 1 D7.1).
 
Sub-Series 1- Out-letters, Apr. 1877-Dec. 1883
IC 1 A2.1
About 8300 letters in 11 letterpress copybooks from Chicago to New York officials, assistants, and others including many to legislators concerning Southern lines, Iowa roads, contracts, passes, legislation and sundry matters, with telegrams and many copies of statements. Some signed by John Dunn and W.J.Mauriac, and a few after Sept.1883 by J.C. Clarke. Written by Mr. Ackerman as vice-president to Oct.1877, as president to Sept.1883 and after that as vice-president; a few by him as trustee of Chicago, St. Louis & New Orleans RR mortgage.

Box Folder
1 1-3 Apr. 12, 1877-Mar. 28, 1879
2 4-6 Mar. 28, 1879-Jan. 20, 1881
3 7-9 Jan. 21, 1881-Jan. 23, 1883
4 10-11 Jan. 23, 1883-Dec. 31, 1883
 
Sub-Series 2- Out-letters, May 1854-Sept. 1862
IC 1 A2.2
Eleven letters to W.P.Burrall, W.H. Osborn, and other New York officials, including arrival and examination of land accounts in Chicago, Apr.28,1855.

Box Folder
4 12 May, Sept. 1854
4 13 Apr., Jun.1855
4 14 Jan. 1858
4 15 Jan., Sept. 1862
 
Sub-Series 3- Telegrams, Jan.1878-Jan.1880
IC 1 A2.3
One letterpress copy book of about 1000 telegrams, mostly to W.K.Ackerman, with some to B.F.Ayer, J.C.Clarke, and W.H.Osborn from other officials.

Box Folder
4 16 Telegrams, Jan.1878-Jan.1880
 
Sub-Series 4- In-letters, Mar.1877-Nov.1883
IC 1 A2.4
About 6900 letters in 28 bound volumes from other officials, assistants, legislators and governors (including many from W.B.Allison and S.M. Cullom) and others, with detailed report-letters about CStL&NO from J.C.Clarke. Enclosures of letters to other officials, advertisements, statements, circulars, etc. included. Some overlapping of dates in volumes. No letters for July-Dec. 1877, July- Oct. 1878, Jan. -Apr. 1879, Feb. -Apr. 1880 and Oct. 1882.

Box Folder
5 17-19 Mar. 1877-Jan. 1878
6 20-22 Feb.-Dec. 1878
7 23-25 May-Dec. 1879
8 26-28 Dec. 1879-Sept. 1880
9 29-30 Sept. 1880-Jan. 1881
10 31-32 Jan.-Apr. 1881
11 33-34 Apr.-Nov. 1881
12 35-36 Nov. 1881-Apr. 1882
13 37-38 Apr.-Sept. 1882
14 39-40 Nov. 1882-Mar. 1883
15 41-42 Mar.-Aug. 1883
16 43-44 Aug.-Nov. 1883
 
Sub-Series 5- Out-letters, Apr.1880-Jul. 1882
IC 1 A2.5
About 150 letters in one bound volume, mostly to W.H.Osborn with a few to R.S. Charles and L.V.F.Randolph, with many estimates of earnings, etc. A few letters are by B.F.Ayer.

Box Folder
17 45 Apr.1880-Jul. 1882
 

Series 2: Banks, Nathaniel P., Out-letters, Jan.-May 1861
IC 1 B2.1

Nathaniel Prentiss Banks was Illinois Central's resident (Chicago) director from 1860-1861.
About 40 letters, mostly to W.H.Osborn, reporting on Chicago affairs, land sales, immigration, legislation, passes, river boats, cotton shipments, currency and political affairs.

Box Folder
17 46 Jan. 1861
17 47 Feb. 1861
17 48 Mar. 1861
17 49 Apr. 1861
17 50 May 1861
 

Series 3: Beck, C.A., Out-letters, June-Nov.1890
IC 1 B4.1

C. A. Beck had a long career with the Illinois Central RR, starting as an agent in Dunleith, ca. 1864-1872, then progressing on to superintendant, Chicago Division (1872-1880); and working afterwards as an assistant and general superintendant (1881-1889); general manager (1890-1891); general purchasing agent (1898-1901); and finally, as chairman of the Board of Pensions (1901-1906).
About 3500 letters in 5 letterpress copy books to division superintendents and others concerning routine matters, contracts, local affairs, Southern lines, etc.
For earlier records of Beck, see Addenda - Letters, C.A. Beck, Letters, 1864-1886 ( IC: A 1 B1).

Box Folder
18 51-53 Jun.-Sept. 1890
19 54-55 Sept.-Nov. 1890
 

Series 4: Brayman, Mason. Out-letters, Sept.1851-Sept.1855
IC 1 B7.1

General Mason Brayman was an Illinois politician and attorney who worked as a solicitor for the Illinois Central RR from 1851-1855. He assisted the company in its incorporation, and worked with attorney Abraham Lincoln in the "McClean County Tax Case" lawsuit which was settled in 1856.
About 150 letters in 17 folders, mostly to Robert Schuyler, W.P.Burrall, J.F.Bunce, R.B. Mason, and D.A.Nea1, concerning legal matters, right of way in Chicago, Galena and Cairo, Dunleith & Dubuque Bridge Co. (D&D Bridge), land sales and prices, town lots, laborers, etc. Mostly letters are during 1853 and concerning pending cases, with a few in 1854 about deeds and bonds to J.N.Perkins and M.B.Edgar, and to W.K.Ackerman in 1855. Also includes notice by Robert Schuyler suspending operations of company because of delay in Washington Land Office [n.d.]; Power of attorney to Mr. Brayman, May 11,1853; Complaint of local citizen about destruction of timber lands, Oct.5,1852; R.B. Mason's certificate of completion of first fifty miles; Introduction of L.J.Germain and his invention of car ventilator, Sept.8,1853; List of Land Dept. employees, Jan.3,1854; Announcement of opening of road from Cairo to Sandoval, Nav,20,1854; Accounts of rents and taxes, Oct.1852-May 1854; a letter to President J. N. Perkins concerning salary, 1855, and resignation, Mar.22,1855.

Box Folder
19 56 Sept., Nov.-Dec. 1851
19 57 Mar. 1852
19 58 Sept. 1852
19 59 Oct. 1852
19 60 Jan. 1853
19 61 Feb. 1853
19 62 Mar. 1853
19 63 Apr. 1853
19 64 May 1853
19 65 Jun. 1853
19 66 Jul. 1853
19 67 Aug. 1853
19 68 Sept. 1853
19 69 Oct. - Nov. 1853
19 70 Dec. 1853
19 71 Jan.-Jun. 1854
19 72 Jul.-Dec. 1854
19 73 1855
 

Series 5: Bruen, W.G. Out-letters, May 1902-Nov.1906
IC 1 B8.1

William G. Bruen was an Illinois Central messenger, clerk, and assistant secretary from 1878-1913, while also being the assistant secretary of the Yazoo & Mississippi Valley RR Co. from 1900-1913. He was also an incorporator, director, and/or secretary of many subsidiary lines from 1889 to 1901.
About 1000 letters in 2 letterpress copy books concerning passes, especially suburban tickets, mostly to employees. Dates overlap the 136- volume series of the New York Office - Assistant Secretary's Office, which concern passes mostly to foreign roads (IC 11 N1.1).

Box Folder
20 74 1902-1904
20 75 1904-1906
 

Series 6: Burrall, W.P. Out-letters, Jan.1853-Sept.1856 (bulk 1854)
IC 1 B9.1

William Porter Burrall was Illinois Central RR's treasurer (1852-1853); president and director (1853-1854); and counsel (1854-1857).
About 100 letters and telegrams in 12 folders, mostly reporting development of road, land sales, and property in Chicago, Galena and Dubuque, freight tariffs, legislation, etc. to Executive Committee while on visits to Illinois, Jan.27,1853-Oct.12,1854, and a few in 1855 and 1856. Burrall's letter of resignation is dated Dec. 5, 1854. Includes correspondence to Robert Schuyler, Theo Thayer, M.B. Edgar, Supreme Court Justice John Dean Caton (1853); Jonathan Sturges, J. M. Forbes, John Wentworth, J.F. Bunce, J.N. Perkins, W.H. Osborn, and W.K. Ackerman. See also IC 11 N1.5 for more Burrall correspondence of this nature.

Box Folder
21 76 [n.d.]
21 77 Jan.-Sept. 1853
21 78 Oct.-Nov. 1853
21 79 Feb.-Mar. 1854
21 80 Apr. 1854
21 81 May 1854
21 82 Jun. 1854
21 83 Jul.-Aug. 1854
21 84 Sept. 1854
21 85 Oct., Dec. 1854
21 86 1855
21 87 1856
 

Series 7: Clarke, J.C., letters, 1856-1891
IC 1 C5

James C. Clarke was one of the early presidents of the Illinois Central RR who was a railroader instead of a businessman or attorney. In his early years he had been a trackman, brakeman, fireman, and engineer on the Baltimore & Ohio RR. He began his career at the Illinois Central as a superintendent of the Northern division at Amboy, from 1855-1856. He was promoted to general superintendent and master of transportation (1856-1858), and after service on the Erie RR line he came back to the Illinois Central to become general manager (1874-1878), and later 2nd vice president (1876-1877), vice president and general manager (1877-1883) and director (1877-1887), and finally president (1883-1887). He also presided over many subsidiary Southern lines, in addition to being involved in the management of the Chicago, St. Louis & New Orleans RR and being the president of the Mobile & Ohio RR in 1890.
Clarke's letters are arranged into the following five subseries: Out-letters, Nov.1856-Feb.1859; Out-letters: President's office, Nov.1874-Oct.1891; Out-letters, 1856 and1858; In-letters, Sept.-Oct.1856; and In-letters: President's Office, Jan. 1885- June 1887.
 
Sub-Series 1- Out-letters, Nov.1856-Feb.1859
IC 1 C5.1
About 1700 letters in 4 letterpress copy books from Chicago to New York officials, division superintendents, and others concerning local matters, legal cases, claims, coal, mails, etc. Some signed by Silas Bent. Some overlapping of dates in volumes.

Box Folder
22 88-91 Nov.1856-Feb.1859
 
Sub-Series 2- Out-letters: President's office, Nov.1874-Oct.1891
IC 1 C5.2
About 10,000 letters in 12 letterpress copy books from Chicago to New York officials and others concerning many routine matters, with some considerations of Southern lines; a few in earlier volumes signed as president of Chicago, St. Louis & New Orleans RR. Some signed by John Dunn, L.T.Brien and T.E.King; after Apr.1887 mostly signed by John Dunn with a few by Stuyvesant Fish and W.G.Bruen. Volumes overlap: v.1, Nov.1874-Dec.1875; v.2, Jan.1876-Sept. 1882; v.3, Feb.-Dec.1878; v.4, Dec.1881-Dec.1883.

Box Folder
23 92-94 Nov.1874-Sept.1882
24 95-97 Dec. 1881-Aug. 1884
25 98-99 Aug. 1884-Oct. 1885
26 100-101 Oct. 1885-Jan. 1887
27 102-103 Jan. 1887 - Oct. 1891
 
Sub-Series 3- Out-letters, 1856, 1856
IC 1 C5.3
12 letters in 4 folders to W.H.Osborn about routine matters, state fair, Galena and Chicago Union, competition, etc.

Box Folder
28 104 Aug.-Sept. 1856
28 105 Dec. 1856
28 106 Jan. 1858
28 107 Mar.-Apr. 1858
 
Sub-Series 4- In-letters, Sept.-Oct.1856
IC 1 C5.4
About 150 letters in 1 volume sent to Amboy concerning local matters, coal, freight, etc., from officials, local citizens and shippers.

Box Folder
28 108 Sept.-Oct.1856
 
Sub-Series 5- In-letters: President's Office, Jan. 1885- June 1887
IC 1 C5.5
About 3500 letters in 10 volumes from officials, assistants, and other roads including many from Southern lines. Many pamphlets, statements and advertisements included as well as enclosures of letters to other officials. After Apr.1887 to Stuyvesant Fish.

Box Folder
29 109-111 Jan.-Jun. 1885
30 112-113 Aug. 1885-Apr. 1886
31 114-115 May-Sept. 1886
32 116-117 Oct. 1886-Apr. 1887
33 118 Apr.-Jun. 1887
 

Series 8: Crane, W.W. Out-letters, Jan.-May 1899
IC 1 C7.1

W.W. Crane was an Illinois Central freight agent in Jackson, Tennessee in 1899.
About 400 letters in 4 letterpress copy books from Jackson, Tennessee freight office, mostly to other freight agents, on routine matters concerning shipments, earnings, etc.

Box Folder
34 119 Jan. 20, 1899 - Feb. 9, 1899
34 120 Feb. 9, 1899- Mar. 10, 1899
34 121 Mar. 29, 1899 - Apr. 16, 1899
34 122 Apr. 16, 1899 - May 10, 1899
 

Series 9: Done, J.H. (John H.) Out-letters, Oct.1855-May 1856
IC 1 D5.1

John H. Done was the Illinois Central RR's master of transportation in 1855, and a general superintendent from 1855-1856.
About 25 letters in 3 folders, mostly to W.H.Osborn and J.N.Perkins, accepting superintendency, Oct. 1855, and reporting on Chicago activities including condition of stationary equipment (engine houses, grain houses, car shops, etc.), fencing, locomotives, and on Galena and Chicago Union contract, instructions to division superintendents, fire, pay rolls, etc.

Box Folder
34 123 1855 (October only)
34 124 Jan. 1856
34 125 Mar.-May 1856
 

Series 10: Doty, F.R. Letters and miscellaneous papers, Jan.1887-Feb.1894
IC 1 D6.1

F. R. Doty was the Illinois Central RR's roadmaster for the Amboy division from 1887-1894.
About 500 letters, predominantly incoming, in 17 folders, from division superintendents, local citizens, and others concerning instructions, equipment, legal cases, laborers, accidents, complaints, etc. Includes also a few letters to Illinois Central RR foreman A.B.Minton, Aug.1888-0ct.1889. Letters of interest include a complaint from a homeowner about wall construction (Oct. 5, 1887), a request from the people of Wapella, IL to build a baseball field near the rail line (Jun. 26, 1889), a report dated Aug. 4, 1890 on the bad condition of the Railroad's water closets, and correspondence from March, 1893 relating to discharging workmen for intoxication and a workman's strike at Clinton. There is significant correspondence from October 1889 regarding the opening of the Cairo Bridge. Files also include sample forms and accident reports, lists of materials used, and miscelaneous statements, including statements of broken rails.

Box Folder
34 126 1887
34 127 Jan.-Feb. 1888
34 128 Mar.-Dec. 1888
34 129 Jan.-May 1889
34 130 Jun.-Dec. 1889
34 131 May-Jul. 1890
34 132 Aug.-Dec. 1890
35 133 Jan-Mar. 1891
35 134 Oct.-Nov. 1891
35 135 Dec. 1891
35 136 Aug.-Sept. 1892
35 137 Oct.-Dec. 1892
35 138 Jan. 1893
35 139 Feb.-Mar. 1893
35 140 Apr. 1893
35 141 Jan. 1894
35 142 Feb. 1894
 

Series 11: Douglas, J.M. (John M.), letters, 1860-1870
IC 1 D7

John M. Douglas worked as a solicitor for the Illinois Central RR (1856-1858; 1865-1876), director (1861-1872), vice president (1864-1865), and as president for two terms, from 1865 to 1871, and then again from 1875 to 1876. For one year in 1857 he was a trustee to the Illinois Central RR's mortgage.
Douglas's letters are arranged in four subseries: Out-letters, Mar.1860-Apr.1877; Telegrams, Feb. 1875 -Mar. 1876; In-letters, Apr.-Dec.1875; and In-letters, from W.H.Osborn, Feb.1866-Dec.1870.
 
Sub-Series 1- Out-letters, Mar.1860-Apr.1877
IC 1 D7.1
About 4700 letters in 9 letterpress copy books from Chicago to officials, especially New York Executive Committee, and others including legislators. Let- ters from 1860-64 mostly legal, especially about lands; many during 1864-66 concern military claims. Some signed by John Dunn. After July 1876 letters are from W.K.Ackerman. No letters from Feb.1871-Nov.1873.

Box Folder
36 143-146 Mar. 1860-Jun. 1868
37 147-150 Jul. 1868-Jul. 1876
38 151 Ackerman, Jun-Jul. 1876; Jul. 1876-Apr. 1877
 
Sub-Series 2- Telegrams, Feb. 1875 -Mar. 1876
IC 1 D7.2
About 500 telegrams in 1 letterpress copy book, mostly to J.C.Clarke and J.M.Douglas, from J.F.Tucker, W.H.Osborn, S. J.Hayes, and other officials.

Box Folder
39 152 Feb. 1875 -Mar. 1876
 
Sub-Series 3- In-letters, Apr.-Dec.1875
IC 1 D7.3
About 400 letters in 2 bound volumes from officials, attorneys, and local citizens about lands, legal and local matters, personnel, passes, Southern lines, etc.

Box Folder
39 153-154 Apr.-Dec.1875
 
Sub-Series 4- In-letters, from W.H.Osborn, . Feb.1866-Dec.1870
IC 1 D7.4
About 200 letters in 1 bound volume from New York and London.

Box Folder
40 155 Feb.1866-Dec.1870
 

Series 12: Fish, Stuyvesant, letters, 1883-1906
IC 1 F2

Stuyvesant Fish was the Illinois Central RR's president from 1887-1906. He was first hired by the IC in 1871, at the age of twenty, as a clerk. Two years later he moved from New York to Chicago to become the secretary to then-IC President John Newell. After leaving the IC after 1872 for a brief career in banking, he returned in 1877 after being elected to the board of directors. Between 1883 and 1887 he served as second vice-president, treasurer, and first vice-president. As president, Fish worked to expand the IC southwards through the purchase of major Southern Lines: the Mississippi and Tennessee RR, the Louisville, New Orleans and Texas RR (LNO&T), and the Chesapeake, Ohio, and Southwestern RR (CO&SW). Due to a power struggle between Fish and powerful IC director Edward H. Harriman, Fish was asked to resign in 1906.
Fish's letters are arranged into the following five subseries: Out-letters: President's Office, May 1887-Nov. 1906; Out-letters: President's Office, Mar.1895-Mar.1896; In-letters: President's office, Jan. 1883-Nov. 1906; Index to In-letters: President's Office, 1895-1903; and In-letters: President's Office, Chicago, June-Sept.1887 and Sept.1889-June 1892.
 
Sub-Series 1- Out-letters: President's Office, May 1887-Nov. 1906
IC 1 F2.1
About 80,000 letters in 80 letterpress copy books (i.e., in 40 boxes) from New York to officials, brokers, bankers, and other roads. No letters for Mar.-May 1888, Dec.1890-0ct.1891 and Sept. 1906. Volumes 3, 8, 78 and 83 are missing.
Various letters from this series are available on microfilm.

Box Folder
41 156-157 Volumes 1-2, May 1887-Feb. 1888
42 158-159 Volumes 4-5, Jun. 1888-Apr. 1889
43 160-161 Volumes 6-7, Apr. 1889-Nov. 1890
44 162-163 Volumes 9-10, Nov. 1891-Nov. 1892
45 164-165 Volumes 11-12, Nov. 1892-Jun. 1893
46 166-167 Volumes 13-14, Jun. 1893-Feb. 1894
47 168-169 Volumes 15-16, Feb.-Jun. 1894
48 170-171 Volumes 17-18, Jun.-Dec. 1894
49 172-173 Volumes 19-20, Dec. 1894-May 1895
50 174-175 Volumes 21-22, May-Oct. 1895
51 176-177 Volumes 23-24, Oct. 1895-Mar. 1896
52 178-179 Volumes 25-26, Mar.-Nov. 1896
53 180-181 Volumes 27-28, Nov. 1896-Mar. 1897
54 182-183 Volumes 29-30, Mar.-Jul. 1897
55 184-185 Volumes 31-32, Jul.-Nov. 1897
56 186-187 Volumes 33-34, Nov. 1897-Mar. 1898
57 188-189 Volumes 35-36, Mar.-Aug. 1898
58 190-191 Volumes 37-38, Aug.-Sept. 1898
59 192-193 Volumes 39-40, Dec. 1898-Apr. 1899
60 194-195 Volumes 41-42, May-Oct. 1899
61 196-197 Volumes 43-44, Oct. 1899-Feb. 1900
62 198-199 Volumes 45-46, Feb.-May 1900
63 200-201 Volumes 47-48, May-Oct. 1900
64 202-203 Volumes 49-50, Oct. 1900- Feb. 1901
65 204-205 Volumes 51-52, Feb.-Jul. 1901
66 206-207 Volumes 53-54, Jul.-Nov. 1901
67 208-209 Volumes 55-56, Nov. 1901-Mar. 1902
68 210-211 Volumes 57-58, Mar.-Aug. 1902
69 212-213 Volumes 59-60, Aug. 1902-Jan. 1903
70 214-215 Volumes 61-62, Jan.-Jun. 1903
71 216-217 Volumes 63-64, Jul.-Dec. 1903
72 218-219 Volumes 65-66, Dec. 1903-Mar. 1904
73 220-221 Volumes 67-68, Mar.-Aug. 1904
74 222-223 Volumes 69-70, Aug.-Nov. 1904
75 224-225 Volumes 71-72, Nov. 1904-Feb. 1905
76 226-227 Volumes 73-74, Feb.-Jun. 1905
77 228-229 Volumes 75-76, Jun.-Oct. 1905
78 230-231 Volumes 77 and 79, Oct. 1905-Mar. 1906
79 232-233 Volumes 80-81, Mar-Jun. 1906
80 234-235 Volumes 82 and 84, Jun.-Nov. 1906
 
Sub-Series 2- Out-letters: President's Office, Mar. 1895-Mar. 1896
IC 1 F2.11
About 4000 letters in 4 volumes from New York, labelled "Carbons of New York Letters." These carbons duplicate previous subseries of president's letters, May 1887-Nov.1906. (IC 1 F2.1)

Box Folder
81 236-237 Mar.-Dec. 1895
82 238-239 Dec. 1895-Mar. 1896
 
Sub-Series 3- In-letters: President's office, Jan. 1883-Nov. 1906
IC 1 F2.2
About 65,000 letters in 435 volumes (numbered 1-426), mostly to New York but some to Chicago after May 1887; to Mr. Fish as vice-president before May 1887; earlier volumes mostly from Chicago and New Orleans, consisting of report-letters and many financial matters. Many enclosures of letters, pamphlets, blueprints, clippings, maps, reports, government documents, legal cases, etc., including World's Fair, 1891-93. A few volumes are about special subjects: v. 156, St. Louis, Belleville & Southern; v.246, Memphis depot; v.251, New Orleans matters; v.410 and 410A-F (7 volumes total), Tennessee Central; v.411 and 411A-F (7 volumes total), Indianapolis Southern Railway; v.412, The Chicago, Lake Shore and South Bend; v.413, Birmingham line. No letters for Mar.1888. Volumes 46, 126, and 155 missing.
Some of these volumes have been disbound and are foldered and in boxes. The box is labeled with the original volume number. Some items were separated from these volumes; namely, correspondence from important and famous people, and oversize items. Loose letters are stored in box 87a (after the Index to the In-Letters), and oversize items are stored in box 87j (in the oversize aisles)
Various records from this subseries are available on microfilm.

Volume
1-426 Jan. 1883-Nov. 1906
 
Sub-Series 4- Index to In-letters: President's Office, 1895-1903
IC 1 F2.2 Index
Indexes the series IC 1 F2.2 incoming letters alphabetically by writers and subjects. Some subjects include Italians (Hiring of), Lynchings, Poetry, Quarantine (see Yellow Fever), Racetrack, and Strikes. Lacking the following alphabetic runs: Bo-Bz, G, He-Hz, Ni-Ny, O, Sa-St, and Ta-To.
A copy of this index is available on microfilm.

Box Folder
83 240 "Letters Received, Subject Index, to 168"
83 241-246 A - Col
84 247-251 Com - H
85 252-257 I - Me
86 258-263 Mi - P
87 264-274 Q - Z
 
Sub-Series 5- In-letters: President's Office, Chicago, and Jun.-Sept.1887 Sept.1889-Jun. 1892
IC 1 F2.3
About 10,000 letters in 32 volumes, many to John Dunn, and earlier dates to E.H.Harriman

Volume
1 Jun.-Sept.1887
2-32 Sept.1889-Jun. 1892
 

Series 13: Forbes, J.M. (John Murray), Out-letters, (bulk May 1851-May 1856 1854)
IC 1 F3.1

John Murray Forbes was the president of the Michigan Central RR from 1851-1856.
About 35 letters and telegrams in 6 folders, mostly to IC administrators Robert Schuyler, W. P. Burrall, John Sturges, W. H. Osborn, and J. N. Perkins, concerning the Michigan Central contract, connections with St. Louis and Indiana, and the Joliet Branch. There is also a few letters about securities, the Chicago passenger station, loan of steel rail, and the IC directory. There are no letters from 1852 or 1853.

Box Folder
88 275 1851 (May 30 only)
88 276 Jan.-Apr. 1854
88 277 May-Aug. 1854
88 278 Sept.-Dec. 1854
88 279 1855 (Oct.-Nov. only)
88 280 1856 (May 14 only)
 

Series 14: Griswold, J.N.A. (John N. A.), Out-letters, (bulk Dec.1854-Sept.1856 1855)
IC 1 G7.1

John N. A. Griswold was a director of the Illinois Central RR from 1854-1856, and served as its President in 1855. He was the son of one of the original Illinois Central incorporators, George Griswold.
About 60 letters in 8 folders, mostly from Chicago reporting on state of road, lands, mails, legislation and currency, with recommendations for foreign agents in Great Britain to sell land, letter cancelling local land offices in Illinois, letter accepting presidency, 1855, and letter of resignation from board of directors, Sept. 22, 1856.

Box Folder
88 281 1854 (Dec.)
88 282 Jan. 1855
88 283 Feb.-Mar. 1855
88 284 May-Jun. 1855
88 285 Jul.-Aug. 1855
88 286 Sept.-Oct. 1855
88 287 Nov.-Dec. 1855
88 288 Letter of resignation as director, Sept. 22, 1856
 

Series 15: Harriman, E.H. (Edward Henry), In-letters, Jan.-Oct.1888
IC 1 H2.1

E.H. Harriman was a director of the Illinois Central RR from 1883 to 1909, and served as its vice president from 1887-1890. Although he was never president of the Illinois Central, he did serve as president and director of many subsidiary lines, as well as other railroad companies. He served as a trustee of the mortgage of the Chicago, St. Louis, and New Orleans RR from 1897-1898.
About 150 letters in 1 volume, mostly from Stuyvesant Fish and some from other officials, about contracts, securities, legal matters, Southern lines, etc.

Box Folder
88 289 Jan.-Oct.1888
 

Series 16: Jacobs, J.C. (John C.), In-letters, Oct.1856-Apr.1857
IC 1 J2.1

John C. Jacobs was an Illinois Central superintendent, of the Northern division (Amboy), from 1856-1892.
About 125 letters in 1 volume [some letters loose] from ticket and station agents and other officials, mostly about routine matters. A few addressed to J.C. Clarke, Oct. 1856.

Box Folder
88 290 Oct.1856-Apr.1857
 

Series 17: Jeffery, E.T. (Edward Turner), Out-letters, Feb.1888-Jul. 1889
IC 1 J4.1

Edward Turner Jeffery started as a young boy in the Illinois Central RR Company (1856) and took jobs as office boy, apprentice, mechanical draughtsman, and secretary, and eventually worked his way up to general manager (1885-1889). He was also an incorporator, director, and general manager of many subsidiary roads from 1880-1887.
About 5000 letters in 7 letterpress copy books, concerning routine matters, passes, contracts, etc., mostly to division superintendents and agents. Some signed by John Dunn and L.T.Moore. No letters from Apr.-July and Oct.-Dec.1888.

Box Folder
89 291-293 Feb.-Sept. 1888
90 294-296 Jan.-Jun. 1889
91 297 Jun.-Jul. 1889
 

Series 18: Johnson, B.F. (Benjamin F.), outgoing letters, 1853-1856
IC 1 J6

Benjamin F. Johnson was the local assistant to the Illinois Central president, posted in Chicago from 1855-1856. Previous to 1855 he was in downstate Illinois with Chief Engineer R.B. Mason, reporting back to the administrators (Burrall, Sturges, Ackerman, Perkins, and Osborn) on the progress of laying down the tracks.
The out-letters are divided into two subseries, since the first subseries is a bound letterpress copy book, and the second subseries is a collection of loose manuscript letters. They are in the following arrangement: Out-letters, May l9-Dec.24,1855; and Out-letters, Dec.1853-Dec.1856.
 
Sub-Series 1- Out-letters, May l9-Dec.24,1855
IC 1 J6.1
About 400 letters in 1 letterpress copy book, from Chicago, mostly to New York officials, reporting on local activities.

Box Folder
92 298 May l9-Dec.24,1855
 
Sub-Series 2- Out-letters, Dec.1853-Dec.1856
IC 1 J6.2
About 400 letters in 19 folders to presidents and various New York officials reporting on conditions in Chicago, including land matters, crops, the quality of produce, the Illinois State Fair, prices, coal, locomotives, weather, accidents, reportings of cholera, currency, immigration, and local politics. In one particular letter he reports that "Lincoln, a distinguished lawyer of Springfield, is looked upon as likely to succeed Gen'l. Shields in the U.S. Senate." (Nov. 16, 1854)

Box Folder
92 299 1853 (Dec. only)
92 300 Feb.-Aug. 1854
92 301 Oct.-Dec. 1854
92 302 Jun.-Jul. 1855
92 303 Aug. 1855
92 304 Sept. 1855
92 305 Oct. 1855
92 306 Nov. 1855
92 307 Dec. 1855
93 308 Jan. 1856
93 309 Mar. 1856
93 310 Apr. 1856
93 311 May 1856
93 312 Jun. 1856
93 313 Aug. 1856
93 314 Sept. 1856
93 315 Oct. 1856
93 316 Nov. 1856
93 317 Dec. 1856
 

Series 19: Joy, J.F. (James Frederick), Out-letters, (bulk Aug.1851-Feb.1875 1853-1855)
IC 1 J7.1

James Frederick Joy was a counsel for both the Illinois Central and the Michigan Central RR (1852-1853), as well as Illinois Central RR director (1855-1857) and Michigan Central RR president (1867-1871).
About 85 letters in 12 folders, mostly to W.P.Burrall and W.H.Osborn about negotiations for Chicago lands, Nov.1853-Dec.1855 and Apr.1856, with a few concerning MC contract, legal cases, coal lands, river boats, etc. Some letters to Morris Ketchum, George Griswold, and J.N. Perkins. Also one to J.M.Forbes about Illinois legislation, Aug.23, 1851; one to Postmaster General bidding for mail contract from Cairo to New Orleans, Mar.23,1855; a few to J.W.Brooks and W.H. Osborn about the legal case following Chicago land purchases of 1851-1852, Aug.-Dec.l860; and a letter to Sidney Bartlett about River Roads, Feb.22,1875. Also includes about 15 letters from J.W.Brooks, 1852-62, concerning his securities and relations with the MC and CB&Q. There are no letters from 1859, 1861, or 1863-1874.

Box Folder
93 318 1851 (Aug. 23 only)
93 319 1852
93 320 1853
93 321 Jan.-May 1854
93 322 Jun.-Dec. 1854
93 323 1855
93 324 1856
93 325 1857
93 326 1858 (April only)
93 327 1860
93 328 1862 (April only)
93 329 1875 (Feb. 22 only)
 

Series 20: Kirkland, Joseph. Out-letters, May 1856-Feb.1858
IC 1 K3.1

Joseph Kirkland was an auditor for the Illinois Central RR from 1856-1858.
About 20 letters and telegrams in 3 folders to W.H.Osborn and J.N.Perkins concerning Chicago activities, earnings, accounts, Cairo line, CB&Q use of depot, accidents, etc.; a few to W.K.Ackerman are personal, including comments on Know-Nothing party elections and yearnings to find a wife in Chicago (October 26, 1856).

Box Folder
93 330 1856 (May, Oct.-Nov. only)
93 331 1857 (Aug. only)
93 332 1858 (Jan.-Feb. only)
 

Series 21: Lane, Ebenezer. Out-letters, (bulk ) 1855-58 1856
IC 1 L2.1

Ebenezer Lane was a director of the Illinois Central RR from 1855 to 1859.
About 60 letters and telegrams in 5 folders to W.H.Osborn and J.N.Perkins reporting on local Chicago affairs, including a fire, finances and conditions of banks, and legal matters such as the Dunleith contract, the St. Charles Air Line, Associates Lands, etc. Also considerations of the custody of notes, land contracts, statements of land notes, and competition with the Galena and Chicago Union. Judge Lane's acceptance and terms of employment with IC included, Apr.16,1856.

Box Folder
94 333 [n.d.]
94 334 1855
94 335 1856
94 336 1857
94 337 1858
 

Series 22: McClellan, G.B. (George Brinton), letters, 1857-1876
IC 1 M2

In 1856 George Brinton McClellan was a captain in the U.S. Army and a veteran of the Mexican War. Illinois Central RR's president William H. Osborn offered him a position as vice president and chief engineer, positions in which he served from 1857 to 1860. He was also a trustee of the Illinois Central mortgage in 1857, and working for the Illinois Central's Land Commission in 1858. After his tenure with the Illinois Central in 1860, he became president of the Ohio and Mississippi RR, but when the Civil War broke out, McClellan was appointed a major general of the Ohio volunteers.
The McClellan letters are arranged in two subseries, since the first subseries is in 10 bound letterpress copy books, and the second subseries is a collection of loose manuscript letters. They are in the following arrangement: Out-letters, Feb.1857- July 1860; and Out-letters, Aug.1857-Mar.1876 (bulk Jan.-Apr. 1858)
 
Sub-Series 1- Out-letters, Feb.1857- July 1860
IC 1 M2.1
About 5000 letters in 10 letterpress copy books from Chicago to New York officials, division superintendents, and others concerning construction and engineering problems, tracks, bridges, rolling stock, etc. Some signed by W.F.Biddle, George Power, and G.W.Phillips. There is some overlapping of volumes: v.4 and v.10 are evidently car-letters, written on line, containing reports to W.H.Osborn primarily.

Box Folder
95 346-348 Volumes 1-3: Feb. 1857-Mar. 1858
96 349-352 Volumes 4-7: Feb. 1858-Mar. 1859
97 353-355 Volumes 8-10: Mar. 1859-Jul. 1860
 
Sub-Series 2- Out-letters, (bulk Aug.1857-Mar.1876 Jan.-Apr. 1858)
IC 1 M2.2
About 85 letters in 8 folders, mostly from Chicago, reporting on earnings and expenses and local matters to W.H.Osborn and J.N.Perkins, Aug.1857 and Jan.-Apr.1858, including a long letter to the Board of Directors regarding the steamboat line from New Orleans to St. Louis (Feb. 9, 1858). The bulk of the letters are from the 1850's and concern river steamers, Peoria and Oquawka bonds, CB&Q affairs, currency, state taxes, the New York and Erie ticket dispute, the MC, Kankakee affairs, and buildings at Galena. The letters from the 1870's include a few personal letters to William Tracy, one concerning the "Cairo matter" (Dec. 22, 1871). The letters to W.H.Osborn, Mar.1876 are also personal letters, discussing family matters and vacation plans.
Note: due to their size and type of media, these letters are boxed in Box 94, before the boxes holding IC 1 M2.1.

Box Folder
94 338 1857 (Aug. only)
94 339 Jan. 1858
94 340 Feb. 1858
94 341 Mar. 1858
94 342 Apr. 1858
94 343 1871 (Dec. 21 only)
94 344 1872 (Dec. 26 only)
94 345 1876 (Mar. only)
 

Series 23: Mason, Roswell B., Colonel. Out-letters and telegrams, Sept. 1851-Nov. 1856
IC 1 M3.1

Colonel Roswell B. Mason worked in the engineering department of the Erie Canal before becoming Illinois Central RR's engineer in chief in charge of construction (1851-1856) and general superintendent of the Transportation Department (1853-1856). He oversaw the complete building of the original 705-mile IC railway through Illinois from 1851 to 1856, spending as much time out in the field as he could while also administering the construction from in the Chicago office. After the construction, he became the IC's Land Department comptroller (1861-1867). He was mayor of the City of Chicago from 1869 to 1871, during the time of the Great Chicago Fire.
About 200 letters and telegrams in 32 folders reporting Chicago activities to presidents Schuyler and Burrall in New York, and financial needs to treasurer M.B. Edgar. Topics include progress of construction, lands, steel, currency problems, labor scarcity, coal, accidents, rolling stock, etc. He announces the completion of the track in a telegram dated Dec. 29, 1854. Also of interest is his Sept. 1, 1856 letter of resignation, and a letter enclosed from Father Chiniquy about French-Canadian immigration to Bourbonnais, and request for money for school, Jan.9, 1853.
For more letters from Col. Mason, see IC 11 N1.5, New York Office, In-Letters.

Box Folder
98 356 [n.d.]
98 357 1851 (Sept.-Oct. only)
98 358 Mar. 1852
98 359 Apr.-May, Jul. 1852
98 360 Sept.-Nov. 1852
98 361 Jan. 1853
98 362 Feb. 1853
98 363 Mar. 1853
98 364 Apr. 1853
98 365 May 1853
98 366 Jun. 1853
98 367 Jul. 1853
98 368 Aug. 1853
98 369 Sept. 1853
98 370 Oct. 1853
98 371 Nov. 1853
98 372 Dec. 1853
98 373 Jan. 1854
98 374 Feb. 1854
98 375 Mar. 1854
98 376 Apr. 1854
98 377 May 1854
98 378 Jun. 1854
98 379 Jul. 1854
98 380 Aug. 1854
98 381 Sept. 1854
98 382 Oct. 1854
98 383 Nov. 1854
98 384 Dec. 1854
98 385 1855
98 386 Jan.-Mar. 1856
98 387 Apr.-Nov. 1856
 

Series 24: Neal, David A. (David Augustus), Out-letters, Aug.1851-June 1858
IC 1 N4.1

David A. Neal was an original incorporator of the Illinois Central RR, as well as a director, from 1851-1856, and a vice president, from 1851-1855. Neal was in charge of administering the sale of land grant lands in Illinois.
About 160 letters and telegrams in 28 folders, mostly to officials and directors Ketchum, Schuyler, Bowne, Sturges, Burrall, John L. Wilson, Ackerman, Brayman, Bunce, Perkins, Osborn, and Joy,concerning London loan, land sales, swamp lands, right of way (especially Galena and Chicago), deeds, Associates Lands, etc., Sept.1852-Mar.1856. Also a few letters in 1852 include details of construction, locomotives, etc., and some in 1853 concern London bond sales; a few in Feb. and June 1858 concern claims for commissions. Also includes letters announcing opening of LaSalle and Bloomington road, May 22,1853; declining presidency, July 28,1853; and resignation from vice-presidency, Apr.2,1855.

Box Folder
99 388 1851 (Aug. only)
99 389 Apr.-May 1852
99 390 Sept. 1852
99 391 Oct. 1852
99 392 Nov. 1852
99 393 Jan.-Feb. 1853
99 394 Mar. 1853
99 395 Apr. 1853
99 396 May 1853
99 397 Jun.-Jul. 1853
99 398 Aug. 1853
99 399 Sept. 1853
99 400 Oct.-Nov. 1853
99 401 Dec. 1853
99 402 Jan. 1854
99 403 Feb., Apr. 1854
99 404 May 1854
99 405 Jun.-Jul. 1854
99 406 Aug. 1854
99 407 Sept. 1854
99 408 Oct.-Dec. 1854
99 409 Jan. 1855
99 410 Apr.-May 1855
99 411 Jun. 1855
99 412 Jul.-Aug. 1855
99 413 Oct.-Nov. 1855
99 414 1856 (Mar., Jun. only)
99 415 1858 (Feb., Jun. only)
 

Series 25: Newell, John, letters, 1859-1875
IC 1 N6

John Newell first worked for the Illinois Central RR as an engineer under Col. Roswell B. Mason, and in the Iowa division (1856-1863). He then became vice president (1869-1871) and from there was promoted to president and director, 1871-1874 and 1871-1875, respectively. As his tenure corresponded with the date of the Great Chicago Fire, he was in charge of facilitating relief to the city in free transport of provisions, and also in rebuilding the damaged rail lines and property as quickly as possible.
Newell's letters are arranged in the following three subseries: Out-letters, Feb.1859-Dec.1873; Out-letters for trustees of Toledo, Peoria and Warsaw Railway (TP&War), Feb.1874-Feb.1875; and In-letters, Dec.1870-Jan.1875.
 
Sub-Series 1- Out-letters, Feb.1859-Dec.1873
IC 1 N6.1
About 4500 letters in 9 letterpress copy books, from Amboy to 1862 and from Chicago, 1869-73; no letters from Nov.1862-Jan.1869. Letters to officials, other roads, local citizens. etc. about bridges, construction, new lines, passes, etc. Some signed by Lucien Tilton. Volume 6, Mar.1871-Dec.1872, overlaps dates of Volumes 5 and 7, and comprises car-letters written en route.

Box Folder
100 416-419 Feb. 1859-Oct. 1862; Feb. 1869-Mar. 1871
101 420-423 Mar. 1871-Dec. 1872
102 424 Dec. 1872-Dec. 1873
 
Sub-Series 2- Out-letters for trustees of Toledo, Peoria and Warsaw Railway (TP&War), Feb.1874-Feb.1875
IC 1 N6.2
About 500 letters in 1 letterpress copy book to other trustees and TP&War officials concerning receipts, expenses, relations with other roads, etc. Letters written by J.C.Clarke and W.H.Cruger after Sept.1874.

Box Folder
102 425 Feb.1874-Feb.1875
 
Sub-Series 3- In-letters, Dec.1870-Jan.1875
IC 1 N6.3
About 1300 letters in 9 bound volumes concerning other roads, lands, Southern lines, Iowa roads, passes, and sundry matters from IC officials and others. Many enclosures of letters, pamphlets, circulars, advertisements, etc. are included. Letters for Dec.1870 are to J.M.Douglas, and a few Jan.1873- Jan.1875 letters are to J.C.Clarke (mostly from IC officials in New York). Some overlapping of dates in volumes.

Box Folder
103 426-427 Dec. 1870-Nov. 1871
104 428-429 Nov. 1871-Jan. 1872
105 430-432 Apr.-Aug. 1872
106 433-434 Oct. 1872-Jan. 1875
 

Series 26: Osborn, William H. (William Henry), letters, 1854-1871
IC 1 O6

William Henry Osborn was a director of the Illinois Central RR from 1854 to 1877. He served as vice president in 1855, and president from 1855-1865. Among other posts, he served as a president and director of the Chicago, St. Louis & New Orleans and other Southern Lines from 1877-1883. Under his tenure as president, he made sure main lines of the IC were completed and that the company's finances were stable. He also administered the lines during the Civil War and expanded the traffic on the rails during that time.
The Osborn letters are arranged in two subseries, since the first subseries is in 6 bound letterpress copy books, and the second subseries is a collection of loose manuscript letters. They are in the following arrangement: Out-letters, Dec.1855 -Jul. 1871; and Out-letters, Aug.1854-May 1864 (bulk 1855-1856).
For a series of personal letters from Osborn to his wife, Virginia Osborn, [n.d.] and 1855-1857, see IC: Addenda, Letters - Osborn, W.H. (IC:A 1 O1)
 
Sub-Series 1- Out-letters, Dec.1855 -Jul. 1871
IC 1 O6.1
About 3000 letters in 6 letterpress copy books from Chicago to New York officials (mostly to T.E.Walker, 1860-65), legislators, brokers including Robert Benson & Co., London, shareholders including Richard Cobden, and others. A few are reports to Mr. Osborn in New York from Chicago officials: Ebenezer Lane, Jan.-July 1856; W.M.Phillips, Mar. 1859; N.P.Banks, Mar.-May 1861; and J.F.Tucker, Jun.-Jul. 1861. Letters from Mr. Osborn as president, 1855-65, including his acceptance of presidency, Dec.10,1855. and as chairman of Executive Committee, 1868-71; after Apr.1871 from William Tracy as chairman. No letters for Oct.1856-Nov.1858; May 1859-Aug.1860; Aug. 1862-Jan.1863; Apr.1865-Nov.1868.

Box Folder
107 435-438 Dec. 1855-Jul. 1862
108 439-440 Feb. 1863-Mar. 1865; Dec. 1868-Jul. 1871
 
Sub-Series 2- Out-letters, (bulk Aug.1854-May 1864 1855-1865)
IC 1 O6.2
About 400 letters in 23 folders from Chicago to treasurers M.B. Edgar, J.N. Perkins, and Thomas Walker, and Executive Committee (Burrall, Sturges, Griswold, Sanford, Ketchum, Ackerman) about local activities, progress of road, mail, iron, securities, lands, etc. Only a few letters from 1861-62 and 1864. Some earlier letters are from Boston, and a few from Pittsburgh, New York, Washington and Liverpool (1857) and London (1858). Correspondence of note is his letter of acceptance to the presidency dated Dec. 1, 1855; a letter about the IC line to Hyde Park (Jun. 22, 1856); and a copy of a letter to the U.S. Secretary of War Jefferson Davis, (Sept. 10, 1856) Enclosed in a Nov. 25, 1856 letter is a list of downstate Illinois rail stations and whether they have access to water or not.

Box Folder
109 441 [n.d.]
109 442 Aug. 1854
109 443 Sept. 1854
109 444 Oct., Dec. 1854
109 445 Jan. 1855
109 446 May-Jun. 1855
109 447 Jul.-Aug. 1855
109 448 Sept. 1855
109 449 Oct. 1855
109 450 Dec. 1855
109 451 Jan. 1856
109 452 Mar. 1856
109 453 Apr.-May 1856
109 454 Jun. 1856
109 455 Sept. 1856
109 456 Oct. 1856
109 457 Nov. 1856
109 458 Dec. 1856
109 459 1857 (Aug., Oct. only)
109 460 1858 (Feb. only)
109 461 1861 (Jan., Oct. only)
109 462 1862 (scattered)
109 463 1864 (May 24 only)
 

Series 27: Parker, D.W. Out-letters, May-Oct.1878
IC 1 P2.1

D.W. Parker was the Illinois Central RR superintendent of Iowa lines from 1877-1883.
About 500 letters in 1 letterpress copy book from Dubuque cashier concerning taxes, vouchers, earnings, expenses and sundry other matters.

Box Folder
110 464 May-Oct.1878
 

Series 28: Perkins, J.N. (J. Newton), Out-letters, Dec.1855-Apr.1856
IC 1 P4.1

J. Newton Perkins was in Illinois Central director from 1854 - 1855, and again from 1857-62. In addition, he served as president (1854-1855), treasurer (1855-1860), and a trustee of the IC mortgages (1857, 1858).
About 500 letters in 1 letterpress copy book, mostly routine, about drafts, dividends, etc., with a few detailed letters about bonds, compensation for government troops, earnings, etc. A few are signed by W.K.Ackerman.

Box Folder
110 465 Dec.1855-Apr.1856
 

Series 29: Place, T.W. Out-letters, Jun. 1895- Jan.1902
IC 1 P6.1

T.W. Place was a master mechanic for the Illinois Central RR, based in Waterloo, Iowa.
About 900 letters in 2 bound volumes from Waterloo, Iowa Mechanical Dept. concerning local matters, personnel, accidents, etc.

Box Folder
110 466-467 Jun. 1895-Jan. 1902
 

Series 30: Randolph, L.V.F. (Lewis V.F.) In-letters: Treasurer's Office, Mar.1884-Mar. 1885
IC 1 R2.1

Lewis V.F. Randolph was an Illinois Central RR director from 1872-1884. He also help the job of assistant treasurer (1869) and treasurer (1875-1885). In addition, he was a trustee of the mortgages of many other lines and companies affiliated with the Illinois Central.
Consists of about 450 letters in 2 bound volumes about routine business.

Box Folder
111 468-469 Mar.1884-Mar. 1885
 

Series 31: Schuyler, Robert. Out-letters, Oct.1852- June 1854
IC 1 S2.1

Robert Schuyler was an Illinois Central RR incorporator, and served as president from 1851 to 1853, and as a director from 1851-1854.
About 10 letters in 4 folders to W.P.Burrall, M.B.Edgar and Jonathan Sturges concerning bonds, legal matters and mail contracts, Dec. 1853-June 1854. Also letter to W.W.Gilbert about London loan July 19,1852; resignation submitted to Executive Committee, Oct.11, 1852; and letter (copy) with financial statement sent to Illinois Gov. A.C. French, Dec.8,1852.

Box Folder
112 470 1852 (Jul., Oct., Dec. only)
112 471 1853 (Dec. only)
112 472 Power of attorney document, May 11, 1853
112 473 1854 (Jan., May-Jun. only)
 

Series 32: Skene, E.P. (Edward P.) In-telegrams, Sept.-Nov. l897
IC 1 S5.1

Edward P. Skene held several jobs with the Illinois Central RR, beginning with New York Office clerk (1872-1887), then Land Commisioner (1891-1905) and Right of Way agent (1905-1906). He worked as secretary, director, and/or land commissioner on many affiliated railroads as well.
Consists of about 1000 telegrams, in 1 bound volume, from local agents at Southern stations reporting on the yellow fever epidemic and quarantines restricting train business. Labelled "Overflow reports."

Box Folder
112 474 Sept.-Nov.l897
 

Series 33: Sturges, Jonathan. Out-letters, (bulk Oct.1852-Aug.1857 May-Jun. 1854)
IC 1 S8.1

Jonathan Sturges was an Illinois Central RR incorporator. In addition he served as a director from 1851-1862, and from 1868-1874.
About 50 letters in 10 folders, mostly about purchase of Chicago lands for resale, with a few answering W.P.Burrall's report-letters from Chicago for the Executive Committee, considering problems of Chicago lands, legislation, construction expenses, iron, etc. Also a few letters to J.M.Forbes and J.F.Joy about Michigan Central contract. Other correspondents include Schuyler, Edgar, Wentworth, Osborn, and Ackerman.

Box Folder
112 475 [n.d.]
112 476 1852 (Oct. 21 only)
112 477 1853 (Dec. only)
112 478 Feb. 1854
112 479 Apr. 1854
112 480 May 1854
112 481 Jun. 1854
112 482 1855
112 483 1856 (Mar. only)
112 484 1857 (Aug. only)
 

Series 34: Walker, T.E. (Thomas E.), Out-letters, Jan.1863-Feb.1865
IC 1 W2.1

Thomas E. Walker was a director for the Illinois Central from 1855-1871. In addition, he was treasurer from 1861-1871, and a trustee of the Dubuque & Pacific RR (D&P) mortgage in 1857.
About 900 letters in 1 letterpress copy book, mostly to officials about routine matters and to brokers and bankers (especially Robert Benson & Co., London) about bonds.

Box Folder
112 485 Jan.1863-Feb.1865
 

Series 35: Welling, J.C. (John C.), letters, 1892-1910
IC 1 W3

John C. Welling held many positions in his tenure at the Illinois Central RR. He began as an acting secretary in 1874 then became assistant treasurer for the Chicago office (1874-1876). He was auditor and comptroller between 1876-1905, and also vice president from 1890-1906. In addition to being on the board of directors from 1887-1888 and again from 1892-1906, he was also incorporator, director and vice president of many of the Illinois Central's subsidiary lines.
Welling's letters are arranged into the following six subseries: Out-letters, Aug.-Sept.1893 and Dec.1901-0ct.1906; Index to Out-letters, 1893-98; Telegrams, Nov.1892- July 1896; In-letters, Jan.1889-Apr.1898 and Aug.1898-June 1910; Index to In-letters, 1893-98; and In-telegrams, July 1893-Oct.1897.
 
Sub-Series 1- Out-letters, and Aug.-Sept.1893 Dec.1901-0ct.1906
IC 1 W3.1
About 25,000 letters in 26 letterpress copy books, primarily concerning financial matters, securities, etc., including Yazoo & Mississippi Valley RR (Y&MV). No letters for June 1902, Apr.-Sept.1903, Mar.-Apr.l904, Mar. and Nov.1905 and Feb.-Mar.l906.

Box Folder
113 486-488 Aug.-Sept.1893; Dec. 1901-Mar. 1902
114 489-491 Mar.-Sept. 1902
115 492-494 Sept. 1902-Feb. 1903
116 495-497 Feb. 1903-Feb. 1904
117 498-500 May-Nov. 1904
118 501-503 Nov. 1904-Feb. 1905
119 504-506 Apr.-Sept. 1905
120 507-509 Sept. 1905-Jun. 1906
121 510-511 Jun.-Oct. 1906
 
Sub-Series 2- Index to Out-letters, 1893-1898
IC 1 W3.1 Index
Indexes letters C-F, H, N-W only (12 folders). Note that there are no letters in the Newberry Library's collection between Sept. 1893 and Dec. 1901.

Box Folder
122 512-523 C-F, H, N-W, 1893-1898
 
Sub-Series 3- Telegrams, Nov.1892- July 1896
IC 1 W3.2
About 2000 telegrams in 2 letterpress copy books, mostly to officials.

Box Folder
123 524-525 Nov.1892- July 1896
 
Sub-Series 4- In-letters, , and Jan.1889-Apr.1898 Aug.1898-June 1910
IC 1 W3.3
About 30,000 letters in 55 boxes, Jan. 1889-Apr.1898, arranged alphabetically by correspondent. Mostly from officials to Chicago about financial matters, including Southern lines. Other types of correspondence include requests for employment and letters of reference, United States Census information requests, matters pertaining to the traffic at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893, requests for train passes from employees for their spouses or for VIPs, insurance matters, and personnel issues. For World's Columbian Exposition letters, check under the following names in the alphabetic run: Ackerman, Burnham, Edmonds, Higinbotham, Jaycox, Meredith, and "R" (For "Railway Day", Sept. 16, 1893; letter sent Sept. 9).
Many files are missing; and there is some overlapping of dates and names. The letters from Aug.1898-June 1910 are chronological and are filed after the index to the 1889-1898 grouping. Some files from officials for varying dates are kept separately, including Isaac Anderson (IC Auditor of Disbursements), C.A. Beck (assistant 2nd Vice President), R.S.Charles (Treasurer of several Southern Lines), J.M.Edwards (3rd Vice President), Franklin Fairman (Auditor of Freight Receipts), James Fentress (general solicitor), Stuyvesant Fish (President), E .T.H .Gibson (Treasurer), A.G.Hackstaff (Secretary), J.T .Harahan (2nd Vice President), T. J.Hudson (Traffic Manager), A.D. Joslin (bookeeper and auditor), L.P.Morehouse (Custodian of Deeds) and E.P. Skene (Land Commission), W.S. Pinney (Chief Travelling Auditor), W. Renshaw (Superintendent of Machinery), M.D. Royer (Chief Travelling Auditor), Henry Schlacks (Superintendent of Machinery), A.W. Sullivan (General superintendent), Thompson & Slater (Railroad Agents, Washington, D.C.) , and J.F.Titus (clerk, treasurer, incorporator of subsidiary lines). There are also separate files for letters and acceptances of the Guarantee Company of North America, signed by J.T.Pruyn, mostly concerning bonding of employees, July 1893-Apr.1898 [see also "P" alphabetic run, as well as IC 3.94], for Insurance, mostly of proofs of fire losses, Dec.1890-Feb.1894 (also included in letters of A.W.Sullivan), and for Superintendents and Engineers (filed by year but not strictly chronological). Letters from some of these officials are also scattered through alphabetical file; for example, letters from Isaac Anderson before July 1895 are filed with A's.
Note: Some of E.P.Skene's letters filed with L.P.Morehouse, July 1893-Oct.1896 and Jan.-Apr.1898; W. Renshaw with Henry Schlacks, Jan.1889-June 1893, and with A.W.Sullivan, Jan.1891- Feb.1898; C.A. Beck with A.W.Sullivan. Jan.1891-Feb.1898; and M.D. Royer with J. F .Titus, Jan. 1894 -Apr. 1898.
Note: if alphabetic sequences are in multiple folders, sometimes they are ordered chronologically, and sometimes they are ordered alphabetically.

Box Folder
124 526 A, 1891
124 527 A, Jan.-Jun. 1892
124 528 A, Aug.-Dec. 1893
124 529 A, 1894
124 530 A, 1895
124 531 A, Jan.-Jun. 1896
124 532 A, 1897
124 533 Anderson, Isaac, Jul.-Dec. 1895
124 534-536 Anderson, Isaac, 1896
124 537 Anderson, Isaac, 1897
124 538 Anderson, Isaac, Jan.-Apr. 1898
125 539 B, 1891
125 540 B, Jan.-Jun. 1892
125 541 B, Aug.-Dec. 1893
125 542-543 B, 1894
126 544-545 B, 1895
126 546-547 B, Jan.-Jun. 1896
126 548 Beck, C.A., 1891
127 549-551 C, Nov. 1890-Dec. 1891
127 552 C, Jan.-Jun. 1892
127 553 C, Aug.-Dec. 1893
128 554-555 C, 1894
128 556 C, 1895
128 557 C, 1896
128 558 Charles, R.S., 1879; Jul.-Dec. 1893
128 559 Charles, R.S., Jan.-Jun. 1894
128 560 Charles, R.S., 1895
129 561-562 Charles, R.S., 1896
129 563 Charles, R.S., 1897
129 564 Charles, R.S., Jan.-Apr. 1898
129 565 D, Dec. 1890-Dec. 1891
129 566 D, Jan.-Jun. 1892
129 567-568 D, Jan.-Jun. 1893
130 569-570 D, 1896
130 571 E, Dec. 1890-Dec. 1891
130 572 E, Jan.-Jun. 1892
130 573 E, Jan.-Jun. 1893
130 574 E, 1896
130 575 Edwards, J.M., Jul.-1893-Jan. 1894; Aug. 1894
131 576 F, Dec. 1890-Dec. 1891
131 577 F, Jan.-Jun. 1892
131 578 F, Jan.-Jun. 1893
131 579 F, 1897
131 580 Fairman, F., Jul.-Dec. 1893
131 581-582 Fairman, F., 1894
131 583 Fairman, F., 1895
132 584 Fairman, F., 1896
132 585-586 Fairman, F., 1897
132 587 Fairman, F., Jan.-May 1898
132 588 Fentress, James, Aug.-Dec. 1893
132 589 Fentress, James, 1894
133 590-591 Fentress, James, 1895
133 592-593 Fentress, James, 1896
133 594-595 Fentress, James, 1897
133 596 Fentress, James, Jan.-Apr. 1898
134 597 Fish, Stuyvesant, 1889
134 598-599 Fish, Stuyvesant, 1890
134 600-601 Fish, Stuyvesant, 1891
134 602-603 Fish, Stuyvesant, Jan.-Aug. 1892
135 604 Fish, Stuyvesant, Oct.-Dec. 1892
135 605-606 Fish, Stuyvesant, 1893
135 607 Fish, Stuyvesant, Jan.-Jun. 1894
135 608 Fish, Stuyvesant, Jan.-Apr. 1895
136 609-611 Fish, Stuyvesant, May-Dec. 1895
136 612-614 Fish, Stuyvesant, Jan.-Nov. 1896
137 615 Fish, Stuyvesant, Dec. 1896
137 616-621 Fish, Stuyvesant, Jan.-Nov. 1897
138 622-623 G, Nov. 1890-Dec. 1891
138 624 G, Jan.-Jun. 1892
138 625 G, Jan.-Jun. 1893
138 626 G, 1894
138 627 G, 1895
138 628-629 G, 1897
139 630 Gibson, E.T.H., Sept.-Oct. 1890
139 631-632 Gibson, E.T.H., 1891
139 633-634 Gibson, E.T.H., 1892
139 635 Gibson, E.T.H., Jan.-Jun. 1893
140 636 Gibson, E.T.H., Jun.-Dec. 1894
140 637-638 Gibson, E.T.H., Jan.-Jun. 1895
140 639-640 Gibson, E.T.H., Apr.-Dec. 1897
140 641 Gibson, E.T.H., Jan.-Apr. 1898
141 642-645 Guarantee Company of North America, Jul.-Dec. 1893
141 646-647 Guarantee Company of North America, Jan.-Jun. 1894
142 648-650 Guarantee Company of North America, Jul.-Dec. 1894
142 651-653 Guarantee Company of North America, 1895
143 654-659 Guarantee Company of North America, 1896
144 660-666 Guarantee Company of North America, Jan.-Oct. 1897
145 667-668 Guarantee Company of North America, Nov.-Dec. 1897
145 669-672 Guarantee Company of North America, Jan.-Apr. 1898
146 673-674 H, Nov. 1890-Dec. 1891
146 675-676 H, Jun.-Dec. 1892
146 677 H, Jan.-Jun. 1893
146 678-679 H, Jul.-Dec. 1893
147 680-681 H, 1894
147 682-683 H, 1895
148 684-685 H, 1896
148 686-687 H, 1897
149 688-689 Hackstaff, A.G., 1894
149 690 Hackstaff, A.G., Sept. 1897-Apr. 1898
149 691 Harahan, J.T., Nov.-Dec. 1890
149 692-694 Harahan, J.T., 1891
150 695-697 Harahan, J.T., 1892
150 698-699 Harahan, J.T., 1893
150 700-702 Harahan, J.T., 1894
151 703-705 Harahan, J.T., 1895
151 706-710 Harahan, J.T., Jan.-May 1896
152 711-717 Harahan, J.T., Jun.-Dec. 1896
153 718-724 Harahan, J.T., Jan.-Aug. 1897
154 725-728 Harahan, J.T., Sept.-Dec. 1897
154 729 Hudson, J.T. 1889
154 730 Hudson, J.T. 1890
154 731 Hudson, J.T. 1891
154 732 Hudson, J.T. 1892
155 733 Hudson, J.T. 1893
155 734 Hudson, J.T. 1894
155 735 Hudson, J.T. 1895
155 736 Hudson, J.T. 1896
155 737-738 Hudson, J.T. Jan.-Aug. 1897
155 739 I, 1891
155 740 I, Jun.-Dec. 1892
155 741 I, Jan.-Jun. 1893
155 742 I, 1894
156 743-744 Insurance matters, C.A. Beck, Dec. 1890-Jun. 1891
156 745 Insurance matters, Frank & DuBois, Dec. 1890-Jun. 1891
156 746 Insurance matters, E.T.H. Gibson, Dec. 1890-Jun. 1891
156 747 Insurance matters, H, Dec. 1890-Jun. 1891
156 748 Insurance matters, John C. Jacobs, Dec. 1890-Jun. 1891
156 749 Insurance matters, J.B. Kemp, Dec. 1890-Jun. 1891
156 750 Insurance matters, L.T. Moore, Dec. 1890-Jun. 1891
156 751 Insurance matters, Q, Dec. 1890-Jun. 1891
156 752 Insurance matters, Ely Russell, Dec. 1890-Jun. 1891
156 753 Insurance matters, H. Schlacks, Dec. 1890-Jun. 1891
156 754 Insurance matters, T, Dec. 1890-Jun. 1891
156 755 Insurance matters, N.B. Wiggins, Dec. 1890-Jun. 1891
156 756 Insurance matters, B, Jul. 1891-Apr. 1892
157 757 Insurance matters, Frank & DuBois, Jul. 1891-Apr. 1892
157 758 Insurance matters, E.T.H. Gibson, Jul. 1891-Apr. 1892
157 759 Insurance matters, H, Jul. 1891-Apr. 1892
157 760 Insurance matters, John C. Jacobs, Jul. 1891-Apr. 1892
157 761 Insurance matters, LT. Moore, Jul. 1891-Apr. 1892
157 762 Insurance matters, F.W. Quimby, Jul. 1891-Apr. 1892
157 763 Insurance matters, S, Jul. 1891-Apr. 1892
157 764 Insurance matters, T, Jul. 1891-Apr. 1892
157 765 Insurance matters, W, Jul. 1891-Apr. 1892
157 766 Insurance matters, B, Apr. 1892-Feb. 1894
157 767 Insurance matters, Casey, 1892-1893
157 768 Insurance matters, D, Apr. 1892-Feb. 1894
157 769 Insurance matters, E, Apr. 1892-Mar. 1894
157 770 Insurance matters, Frank & DuBois, Apr. 1892-May 1894
157 771 Insurance matters, G, Apr. 1892-Mar. 1894
157 772 Insurance matters, E.T.H. Gibson, 1892-1894
157 773 Insurance matters, H, Apr. 1892-Dec. 1893
157 774 Insurance matters, K, Apr. 1892-Nov. 1893
157 775 Insurance matters, M, Apr. 1892-Nov. 1893
157 776 Insurance matters, F.W. Quimby, Apr.-May 1892
157 777 Insurance matters, R, Apr. 1892-Jan. 1894
158 778 Insurance matters, S, 1892
158 779-780 Insurance matters, S, Jan.-Oct. 1893
158 781 Insurance matters, T, 1892
158 782-784 Insurance matters, W, 1892-1894
159 785 J, 1891
159 786 J, Jun.-Dec. 1892
159 787 J, 1893
159 788 J, 1894
159 789 Joslin, A.D., Jul-Dec. 1893
159 790-791 Joslin, A.D., 1894
160 792 Joslin, A.D., 1895
160 793 Joslin, A.D., 1896
160 794 Joslin, A.D., 1897
160 795 Joslin, A.D., Jan.-Apr. 1898
160 796 K, 1891
160 797 K, Jun.-Dec. 1892
160 798-799 K, 1893
160 800 K, Jan. 1894-Jan. 1895
161 801-802 K, 1897
161 803 L, 1891
161 804 L, Jul.-Dec. 1892
161 805-806 L, 1893
161 807 L, Jan. 1894-Jan. 1895
161 808 L, 1896
161 809-810 M, Nov. 1890-Dec. 1891
162 811-812 M, 1892
162 813-814 M, 1893
162 815 M, Jan. 1894-Jan. 1895
163 816-817 M, 1896
163 818 Morehouse, L.P., 1893
163 819 Morehouse, L.P., 1894
163 820 Morehouse, L.P., 1895
163 821-822 Morehouse & Skene, 1896
164 823 Morehouse & Skene, Jan.-Apr. 1898
164 824 N, Nov. 1890-Dec. 1891
164 825-826 N, 1892
164 827 N, 1893
164 828 N, 1894
164 829 N, 1895
164 830 O, Nov. 1890-Dec. 1891
164 831-832 O, 1892
164 833 O, 1893
164 834 O, 1894
164 835 O, 1895
164 836 P, Oct. 1890-Dec. 1891
164 837 P, Jan.-Jun. 1892
165 838 P, Jul.-Dec. 1892
165 839-841 P, 1893
165 842 P, 1894
165 843 P, 1895
165 844 Pinney, W.S., Feb.-Apr. 1898
166 845 Q, Oct. 1890-Dec. 1891
166 846-847 Q, 1892
166 848 Q, 1893
166 849 Q, 1894
166 850 R, Oct. 1890-Dec. 1891
166 851-852 R, 1892
166 853 R, 1893
166 854 R, 1894
166 855 R, 1895
167 856 Renshaw, W., Feb.-Jun. 1893
167 857-859 Royer, M.D., 1897
167 860 Royer, M.D., Jan.-Feb. 1898
168 861 S, Oct. 1890-Dec. 1891
168 862-863 S, 1892
168 864-865 S, 1893
169 866-867 S, Jan. 1894-Jan. 1895
169 868 S, Jul.-Dec. 1895
169 869-870 Schlacks, H., 1889
169 871 Schlacks, H., 1890
170 872 Schlacks, H., 1891
170 873 Schlacks, H., Jan. 1892-Jan. 1893
170 874 Skene, E.P., Jul.-Dec. 1893
170 875 Skene, E.P., 1894
170 876-877 Skene, E.P., 1895
171 878 Sullivan, A.W., 1891
171 879-880 Sullivan, A.W., 1892
171 881-883 Sullivan, A.W., Jan.-Aug. 1893
172 884-885 Sullivan, A.W., Sept.-Dec. 1893
172 886-887 Sullivan, A.W., 1894
172 888 Sullivan, A.W., Jul.-Dec. 1895
173 889 Sullivan, A.W., 1896
173 890 Sullivan, A.W., 1897
173 891 Sullivan, A.W., Jan.-Feb. 1898
173 892 Superintendents and Engineers, 1893
173 893 Superintendents and Engineers, 1894
173 894 Superintendents and Engineers, 1895
173 895 Superintendents and Engineers, 1896
173 896 Superintendents and Engineers, 1897
174 897-898 T, 1892
174 899 T, 1893
174 900 T, Jan.-1894-Jan. 1895
174 901 T, Jul.-Dec. 1895
174 902 Thompson & Slater, Jul.-Dec. 1893
174 903 Thompson & Slater, 1894
174 904 Thompson & Slater, 1895
174 905 Thompson & Slater, 1896
174 906 Thompson & Slater, 1897
174 907 Thompson & Slater, Jan.-Apr. 1898
175 908-911 Titus, J.F., Jan.-Jun. 1894
175 912 Titus, J.F., Nov. 1894
175 913-914 Titus, J.F., 1895
176 915-917 Titus, J.F., 1896
176 918-919 Titus, J.F., Jan.-Apr. 1897
177 920-921 Titus, J.F., May-Dec. 1897
177 922 Titus, J.F., Jan.-Apr. 1898
177 923 U, 1892
177 924 U, 1893
177 925 V, 1892
177 926 V, Jan.1894-Jan. 1895
177 927 V, Jul.-Dec. 1895
177 928 W, 1891
177 929-930 W, 1892
178 931-932 W, 1893
178 933 W, 1895
178 934 Y, 1892
178 935 Y, 1893
178 936 Y, 1895
179 944 Aug. 1898-Dec. 1901
179 945 Apr. 1902-Jun. 1910
 
Sub-Series 5- Index to In-letters, 1893-98
IC 1 W3.3 Index
Indexes letters E-F, H-L and Sp-Sz only.

Box Folder
179 937 E, 1893-1898
179 938 F, 1893-1898
179 939 H, 1893-1898
179 940 I - J, 1893-1898
179 941 K, 1893-1898
179 942 L, 1893-1898
179 943 Sp - Sz, 1893-1898
 
Sub-Series 6- In-telegrams, Jul. 1893-Oct.1897
IC 1 W3.4
About 1000 telegrams in 11 folders to Chicago, mostly about financial matters, from New York, New Orleans and other stations on Southern lines, Iowa, etc.

Box Folder
180 946-951 Jul. 1893-Nov. 1895
181 952-956 Dec. 1895-Oct. 1897
 

Series 36: Wentworth, John. Out-letters, Dec.1851-Oct.1855
IC 1 W4.1

John Wentworth was a Chicago newspaperman (The Chicago Democrat was his paper, 1836-1888), in addition to being mayor of Chicago from 1857-1858 and 1860-1861, and a United States Congressman from 1843-1851, 1853-1855, and 1865-1867. He worked hard to push the Illinois Land Grant Bill through Congress, and was a long-time supporter of the Illinois Central RR.
16 letters in 1 folder to Illinois Central presidents (Griswold, Burrall, Osborn, Perkins, Schuyler, Sturges) regarding land grant lobby in Washington, entrance into Chicago, and local affairs. Includes two letters from W.B.Ogden to W.H. Osborn, Jan. 1855, about Chicago affairs.

Box Folder
181 957 1851-1855
 

Series 37: Miscellaneous unidentified indexes, [n.d.]
IC + 1 X1.1

Indexes to letters, stock ledgers, and accounting volumes, and one volume index to map case. In one oversized box and thirteen volumes.

Box
+182 Miscellaneous Indexes, [n.d.]

Volume
+1 [n.d.] Index to Stock Ledgers-Domestic Shareholders-Long Accounts, A-Z
+2-4 Index to Stock Ledgers-Domestic Shareholders, A-Z [n.d.]
+5-13 Miscellaneous Indexes, contracts from subsidiary lines, [n.d.]

Record Group 2: Letters by Office, 1851-1914
IC 11

Correspondence, primarily stored in letterpress copy books, of routine matters pertaining to Illinois Central RR business. Many of these files overlap files in Record Group 1, Letters by Officials.
Arranged alphabetically by Office name: Chicago Office, Machinery Department Office, New York Office, and Post Office Department.
 

Series 1: Chicago Office. Out-letters (daily) to New York, Jan.1866-July 1897
IC 11 C1.1

Series consists of 39 letterpress copy books; copies of correspondence written out of the Chicago office. Earlier volumes are president's reports to chairman of Executive Committee, later from vice-president in Chicago to treasurer and president. Reports consider weather, business, cars loaded and received, local treasurer's report, land sales, etc.; after 1877 more detailed reports on forms, including cumulated reports at end of month and year, A few letters are included in some volumes. No reports for Nov.1881-Apr.1882, July 1889-Mar.1890, Feb.- Dec.1899 and Oct.1895-June 1896.

Box Folder
1 1-4 Jan. 1866-Jan. 1871
2 5-7 Sept. 1871-Oct. 1875
3 8-10 Nov. 1875-Dec. 1877
4 11-13 Dec. 1877-Jan. 1880
5 14-16 Jan. 1880-Oct. 1881
6 17-19 May 1882-Jan. 1884
7 20-21 Jan. 1884-May 1885
8 22-23 May 1885-Nov. 1886
9 24-25 Nov. 1886-Apr. 1888
10 26-27 Apr. 1888-Jun. 1889
11 28-29 Apr.-Nov. 1890
12 30-31 Nov. 1890-Sept. 1891
13 32-33 Sept. 1891-Jul. 1892
14 34-36 Jul. 1892-Aug. 1894
15 37-39 Aug. 1894-Jul. 1897
 

Series 2: Machinery Department records, 1867-1914
IC 11 M2

The Machinery Department was located in Chicago, and was in charge of keeping track of engines and other equipment for the company.
Machinery Department's records are arranged in two subseries: In-letters and Inventories, 1867-1903; and In-letters concerning personnel rules, Dec.1893-Mar. 1914.
 
Sub-Series 1- In-letters and Inventories, 1867-1903
IC 11 M2.1
18 folders, mostly consisting of lists of equipment for Illinois Central and its subsidiary lines, with letters accompanying them.

Box Folder
16 40 Cedar Falls & Minnesota (CF&M) rolling stock, 1867-1887
16 41 Chicago & Havana (C&H) division engineers, firemen and freight cars, [n.d.]
16 42 Chicago, Madison & Northern (CM&N) machinery and tools inventory, 1888
16 43 Dubuque & Sioux City (D&SC), Equipment Lists, 1887, 1891
16 44 Gilman, Clinton, & Springfield (GC&S) equipment, 1877
16 45 Havana, Rantoul & Eastern equipment inventory, 1887-1889
16 46 Dubuque & Sioux City (D&SC) inventory and description of personal property transferred to IC, Oct.1,1867
16 47 IC cars which were formerly D&SC cars, Nov. 2, 1883
16 48 IC miscellaneous equipment inventories, [n.d.] and 1884-1889
16 49 IC narrow gauge, 3 ft. Rolling Stock, stored at Rantoul IL, 1888-1889
16 50 IC Engine numbers, Sept. 24, 1896
16 51 IC: old Yazoo & Mississippi Valley (Y&MV) box cars renumbered with new IC numbers, 1901-1902
16 52 IC: Cars equipped, and remaining to be equipped with automatic couplers, Jun. 30,1898
16 53 IC: Cook journal cooler estimates and valuations, 1902-1903
16 54 IC: Rolling stock acquired with Mississippi & Tennessee (Miss&Tenn), 1888
16 55 St. Louis, Alton & Terre Haute (StLA&TH) original equipment, with valuations (draft), Oct.1,1895
16 56 St. Louis, Alton & Terre Haute (StLA&TH) equipment and property inventory, Oct. 1, 1895
16 57 Yazoo Delta equipment lists, 1899-1902
 
Sub-Series 2- In-letters concerning personnel rules, Dec.1893-Apr.1916
IC 11 M2.2
About 156 letters in 10 folders between officials about drafting and disseminating shop regulations, Sunday work, pensions, etc. Also included are posters from 1878, 1901, 1902, and 1911 that list the rules of the shop (oversize).

Box Folder
16 58 1878
16 59 1893-1894
16 60 1896-1897
16 61 1898-1899
16 62 1900-1901
16 63 1902-1903
16 64 1905
16 65 1911
16 66 1912-1913
16 67 1914
 

Series 3: New York Office records, 1851-1911
IC 11 N1

The New York office of the Illinois Central was mainly in charge of administering the financial matters of the company. It is where the monthly meetings of the board of directors was held.
New York Office records are arranged into the following six series: Out-letters: Assistant Secretary's Office, Dec. 1882- Jan. 1911; Out-letters: Secretary and treasurer, Jan.1895-Jan.1907; In-letters : Secretary and treasurer, Jan. 1884-Dec. 1906; In-telegrams, 1878- 1907; In-letters, 1851-1887; and Petty Cash Receipts, 1864-1869, 1871.
 
Sub-Series 1 - Out-letters: Assistant Secretary's Office, Dec. 1882- Jan. 1911
IC 11 N1.1
About 135,000 letters in 136 letterpress copy books, mostly routine. Earlier volumes from President's Office to Nov.1897; after that date from secretary and assistant secretary, mostly about passes. Some volumes are of forms only, labelled "Advice Books,'' about passes or half-fare permits enclosed. Leased lines included. Volumes are numbered 19-158. Volumes 21 (Nov.1887-Jan.1888) and 30 (Aug.1891) are missing. Volume 20, Aug.1886-1887, contains a few letters from J.C.Clarke about annual meeting and election of Stuyvesant Fish. There is some overlapping of dates in volumes.

Box Folder
17 68-70 Vols. 19, 20, and 22, Dec. 1882-Mar. 1890
18 71-72 Vols. 23-24, Mar.-Aug. 1890
19 73-74 Vols. 25-26, Aug. 1890-Jan. 1891
20 75-76 Vols. 27-28, Jan.-May 1891
21 77-78 Vols. 29, 31, May-Nov. 1891
22 79-80 Vols. 32-33, Nov. 1891-Feb. 1892
23 81-82 Vols. 34-35, Feb.-May 1892
24 83-84 Vols. 36-37, May-Oct. 1892
25 85 Vol. 38, Oct. 1892-Jan. 1893
26 86-87 Vols. 39-40, Jan.-Apr. 1893
27 88-89 Vols. 41-42, Apr.-Aug. 1893
28 90-91 Vols. 43-44, Aug. 1893-Jan. 1894
29 92 Vol. 45, Jan.-Feb. 1894
30 93 Vol. 46, Feb.-Apr. 1894
31 94 Vol. 47, Apr.-Jul. 1894
32 95 Vol. 48, Jul.-Sept. 1894
33 96 Vol. 49, Sept.-Dec. 1894
34 97 Vol. 50, Dec. 1894-Feb. 1895
35 98 Vol. 51, Feb.-Apr. 1895
36 99-100 Vols. 52-53, Apr.-Jul. 1895
37 101-102 Vols. 54-55, Jul.-Dec. 1895
38 103-104 Vols. 56-57, Dec. 1895-Apr. 1896
39 105-106 Vols. 58-59, Apr.-Sept. 1896
40 107-108 Vols. 60-61, Sept. 1896-Jan. 1897
41 109-110 Vols. 62-63, Jan.-Apr. 1897
42 111-112 Vols. 64-65, Apr.-Aug. 1897
43 113-114 Vols. 66-67, Aug.-Dec. 1897
44 115-116 Vols. 68-69, Dec. 1897-Mar. 1898
45 117-118 Vols. 70-71, Mar.-Sept. 1898
46 119-120 Vols. 72-73, Sept. 1898-Jan. 1899
47 121-122 Vols. 74-75, Jan.-Mar. 1899
48 123-124 Vols. 76-77, Mar.-Jul. 1899
49 125-126 Vols. 78-79, Jul.-Oct. 1899
50 127-128 Vols. 80-81, Oct. 1899-Jan. 1900
51 129-130 Vols. 82-83, Jan.-Apr. 1900
52 131-132 Vols. 84-85, Apr.-Jul. 1900
53 133-134 Vols. 86-87, Jul.-Oct. 1900
54 135-136 Vols. 88-89, Oct. 1900-Jan. 1901
55 137-138 Vols. 90-91, Dec. 1900-Mar. 1901
56 139-140 Vols. 92-93, Jan.-May 1901
57 141-142 Vols. 94-95, Apr.-Aug. 1901
58 143-144 Vols. 96-97, Jul.-Oct. 1901
59 145-146 Vols. 98-99, Oct. 1901-Feb. 1902
60 147-148 Vols. 100-101, Jan.-Jun. 1902
61 149-150 Vols. 102-103, Feb.-Jul. 1902
62 151-152 Vols. 104-105, Jun.-Sept. 1902
63 153-154 Vols. 106-107, Aug.-Dec. 1902
64 155-156 Vols. 108-109, Dec. 1902-Jan. 1903
65 157-158 Vols. 110-111, Dec. 1902-Mar. 1903
66 159-160 Vols. 112-113, Feb.-Apr. 1903
67 161-162 Vols. 114-115, Mar-Jun. 1903
68 163-164 Vols. 116-117, Jun.-Sept. 1903
69 165-166 Vols. 118-119, Sept.-Nov. 1903
70 167-168 Vols. 120-121, Oct.-Dec. 1903
71 169-170 Vols. 122-123, Dec. 1903-Jan. 1904
72 171-172 Vols. 124-125, Jan.-May 1904
73 173-174 Vols. 126-127, Mar.-Sept. 1904
74 175-176 Vols. 128-129, May-Oct. 1904
75 177-178 Vols. 130-131, Sept.-Dec. 1904
76 179-180 Vols. 132-133, Oct. 1904-Feb. 1905
77 181-182 Vols. 134-135, Dec. 1904-Apr. 1905
78 183-184 Vols. 136-137, Feb.-Jun. 1905
79 185-186 Vols. 138-139, Apr.-Sept. 1905
80 187-188 Vols. 140-141, Jul.-Nov. 1905
81 189-190 Vols. 142-143, Oct-Dec. 1905
82 191-192 Vols. 144-145, Dec. 1905-Feb. 1906
83 193-194 Vols. 146-147, Feb.-Jun. 1906
84 195-196 Vols. 148-149, May-Sept. 1906
85 197-198 Vols. 150-151, Jul.-Nov. 1906
86 199-200 Vols. 152-153, Oct. 1906-Sept. 1907
87 201-202 Vols. 154-155, Sept. 1907-Sept. 1910
88 203 Vol. 156, Sept. 1910-Jan. 1911
 
Sub-Series 2- Out-letters: Secretary and treasurer, Jan.1895-Jan.1907
IC 11 N1.2
About 23,000 letters in 23 letterpress copy books from the secretary, treasurer, assistant treasurer, and third vice-president, mostly routine.

Box Folder
89 204-205 Vols. 1-2, Jan. 1895-Mar. 1896
90 206-207 Vols. 3-4, Feb. 1896-Jun. 1897
91 208-209 Vols. 5-6, Jun. 1897-Jul. 1898
92 210-211 Vols. 7-8, Jul. 1898-Sept. 1899
93 212-213 Vols. 9-10, Oct. 1899-Dec. 1900
94 214-215 Vols. 11-12, Dec. 1900-Sept. 1901
95 216-217 Vols. 13-14, Sept. 1901-Jul. 1902
96 218-219 Vols. 15-16, Jul. 1902-May 1903
97 220-221 Vols. 17-18, May 1903-Aug. 1904
98 222-223 Vols. 19-20, Aug. 1904-Jul. 1905
99 224-225 Vols. 21-22, Jul. 1905-Aug. 1906
100 226 Vol. 23, Aug. 1906- Jan. 1907
 
Sub-Series 3- In-letters : Secretary and treasurer, Jan. 1884-Dec. 1906
IC 11 N1.3
About 20,000 letters in 185 bound volumes, many from Chicago officials and Southern lines. Later letters also to the third vice-president. Volumes 6-8, 11 - 13, 16 - 17, 19, 44, and 88-115 are missing; no letters for Jun-Dec. 1886, Aug.-Oct,1887, Mar.-Apr., Aug.-Sept. and Nov.- Dec.1888, Jan.-Feb. 1891, or Feb. 1895-Apr. 1897.

Box Folder
101 227-228 Vols. 1-2, Jan. 1884-May 1886
102 229-230 Vols. 3-4, Jan.-Jul. 1887
103 231-233 Vols. 5, 9, 10, Jul.-Oct. 1887l; Nov. 1887-Feb. 1888
104 234-236 Vols. 14, 15, 18, ; May-Jul. 1888 Oct.-Nov. 1888
105 237-238 Vols. 20-21, Dec. 1888-Feb. 1889
106 239-240 Vols. 22-23, Feb.-Apr. 1889
107 241-242 Vols. 24-25, Apr.-Jun. 1889
108 243-244 Vols. 26-27, Jun.-Aug. 1889
109 245-246 Vols. 28-29, Sept.-Nov. 1889
110 247-248 Vols. 30-31, Nov. 1889-Jan. 1890
111 249-250 Vols. 32-33, Jan.-Mar. 1890
112 251-252 Vols. 34-35, Mar.-May 1890
113 253-254 Vols. 36-37, May-Jul. 1890
114 255-256 Vols. 38-39, Jul.-Sept. 1890
115 257-258 Vols. 40-41, Sept.-Nov. 1890
116 259-260 Vols. 42-43, Nov. 1890-Jan. 1891
117 261-262 Vols. 45-46, Feb.-Apr. 1891
118 263-264 Vols. 47-48, Apr.-Jun. 1891
119 265-267 Vols. 49-51, Jun.-Sept. 1891
120 268-269 Vols. 52-53, Sept.-Nov. 1891
121 270-271 Vols. 54-55, Nov. 1891-Jan. 1892
122 272-273 Vols. 56-57, Jan.-Mar. 1892
123 274-276 Vols. 58-60, Mar.-Jun. 1892
124 277-278 Vols. 61-62, Jun.-Sept. 1892
125 279-280 Vols. 63-64, Sept.-Dec. 1892
126 281-282 Vols. 65-66, Dec. 1892-Feb. 1893
127 283-284 Vols. 67-68, Feb.-May 1893
128 285-286 Vols. 69-70, May-Aug. 1893
129 287-288 Vols. 71-72, Aug.-Oct. 1893
130 289-290 Vols. 73-74, Oct.-Dec. 1893
131 291-292 Vols. 75-76, Dec. 1893-Feb. 1894
132 293-294 Vols. 77-78, Feb.-Apr. 1894
133 295-296 Vols. 79-80, Apr.-Jun. 1894
134 297-298 Vols. 81-82, Jul.-Aug. 1894
135 299-300 Vols. 83-84, Sept.-Oct. 1894
136 301-303 Vols. 85-87, Nov. 1894-Jan. 1895
137 304-305 Vols. 116-117, May-Jun. 1897
138 306-307 Vols. 118-119, Jul.-Aug. 1897
139 308-309 Vols. 120-121, Sept.-Oct. 1897
140 310-311 Vols. 122-123, Nov.-Dec. 1897
141 312-313 Vols. 124-125, Jan.-Feb. 1898
142 314-315 Vols. 126-127, Feb.-Mar. 1898
143 316-317 Vols. 128-129, Mar.-May 1898
144 318-319 Vols. 130-131, Jun.-Jul. 1898
145 320-321 Vols. 132-133, Jul.-Sept. 1898
146 322-323 Vols. 134-135, Sept.-Oct. 1898
147 324-325 Vols. 136-137, Nov.-Dec. 1898
148 326-327 Vols. 138-139, Jan.-Feb. 1899
149 328-329 Vols. 140-141, Mar.-Apr. 1899
150 330-331 Vols. 142-143, May-Jun. 1899
151 332-333 Vols. 144-145, Jul.-Aug. 1899
152 334-335 Vols. 146-147, Sept.-Oct. 1899
153 336-337 Vols. 148-149, Nov.-Dec. 1899
154 338-339 Vols. 150-151, Jan.-Feb. 1900
155 340-341 Vols. 152-153, Mar.-Apr. 1900
156 342-343 Vols. 154-155, May-Jun. 1900
157 344-345 Vols. 156-157, Jul.-Aug. 1900
158 346-347 Vols. 158-159, Sept.-Oct. 1900
159 348-349 Vols. 160-161, Nov.-Dec. 1900
160 350 Vol. 162, Jan. 1901
161 351 Vol. 163, Feb. 1901
162 352 Vol. 164, Mar. 1901
163 353-354 Vols. 165-166, Apr.-May 1901
164 355-356 Vols. 167-168, Jun.-Jul. 1901
165 357-358 Vols. 169-170, Aug.-Sept. 1901
166 359 Vol. 171, Oct. 1901
167 360 Vol. 172, Nov. 1901
168 361 Vol. 173, Dec. 1901
169 362 Vol. 174, Jan. 1902
170 363-364 Vols. 175-176, Feb.-Mar. 1902
171 365-366 Vols. 177-178, Apr.-May 1902
172 367-368 Vols. 179-180, Jun.-Jul. 1902
173 369-370 Vols. 181-182, Aug.-Sept. 1902
174 371-372 Vols. 183-184, Oct.-Nov. 1902
175 373-374 Vols. 185-186, Dec. 1902-Jan. 1903
176 375-376 Vols. 187-188, Feb.-Mar. 1903
177 377-378 Vols. 189-190, Apr.-May 1903
178 379-380 Vols. 191-192, Jun.-Jul. 1903
179 381-382 Vols. 193-194, Aug.-Sept. 1903
180 383-384 Vols. 195-196, Oct.-Nov. 1903
181 385-386 Vols. 197-198, Dec. 1903-Jan. 1904
182 387-388 Vols. 199-200, Feb.-Mar. 1904
183 389-390 Vols. 201-202, Apr.-May 1904
184 391-392 Vols. 203-204, Jun.-Jul. 1904
185 393-394 Vols. 205-206, Aug.-Sept. 1904
186 395-396 Vols. 207-208, Oct.-Nov. 1904
187 397-398 Vols. 209-210, Dec. 1904-Jan. 1905
188 399-400 Vols. 211-212, Feb.-Mar. 1905
189 401-402 Vols. 213-214, Apr.-May 1905
190 403-404 Vols. 215-216, Jun.-Jul. 1905
191 405-406 Vols. 217-218, Aug.-Sept. 1905
192 407-408 Vols. 219-220, Oct.-Nov. 1905
193 409-410 Vols. 221-222, Dec. 1905-Jan. 1906
194 411-412 Vols. 223-224, Feb.-Mar. 1906
195 413-414 Vols. 225-226, Apr.-May 1906
196 415-416 Vols. 227-228, Jun.-Jul. 1906
197 417-418 Vols. 229-230, Aug.-Sept. 1906
198 419-420 Vols. 231-232, Oct.-Nov. 1906
199 421 Vol. 233, Dec. 1906
 
Sub-Series 4- In-telegrams, 1878-1907
IC 11 N1.4
About 10,000 telegrams in 68 bound volumes to officials in New York, mostly from New Orleans about Southern lines, but some, especially in later volumes, from Chicago and Iowa lines. None received during Jan.1906. Some overlapping of dates in the early volumes.

Volume
1 Nov. 23, 1876-Sept. 30, 1877
2 Jan. 1877-Aug. 1878
3 1878
4 1879
5 1880-1882
6 1880
7 1881
8 1882
9 1883
10 1884
11 1885
12 1886
13-14 1887
15-16 1888
17-18 1889
19-20 1890
21 1891
22-23 1892
24-25 1893
26-27 1894
28-29 1895
30-31 1896
32-35 1897
36-39 1898
40-43 1899
44-47 1900
48-51 1901
52-55 1902
56-59 1903
60-63 1904
64-67 1905
68 Feb. 1906-Dec. 1907
 
Sub-Series 5- In-letters, 1851-1887
IC 11 N1.5
About 1000 letters in 3 boxes, many concerning securities, London loan, earnings and expenses, construction, job applications, mail delivery, the Lake Front Case, the Civil War, Cairo affairs, correspondence between officials, Robert Benson & Co., bankers, and others. Mostly written during 1851-56 and 1862. Correspondents include R.B. Mason, W.P. Burrall, R. Schuyler, M. Ketchum, M.B. Edgar, Franklin Haven, J.S. Morgan, J.N. Perkins, W.H. Osborn, and W.K. Ackerman. Some highlights in the correspondence include the following:
1851: David Emmert on Springfield affairs; Alfred Dutch concerning Chicago Commercial Advertiser support; John Tillson on the London Emigration and Colonization Co., with circular [printed]; J.N.Alvord about the Ohio & Mississippi Telegraph Co.; Sidney Breese concerning right of way; James Grant on Chicago and Rock Island affairs; Telegram from Thomas Dyer announcing passage of Chicago ordinance allowing road to enter city, with reports of committee, copies of ordinance [printed] and letters from Mason Brayman and Mayor Gurney; also from Illinois Gov. A.C.French (May 14, 1851), Bronson Murray, Henry Grinnell, H.C.Long, A.S.White, Cyrus Edwards, S.D. Lockwood, Franklin Haven, Hiram Ketchum, John Moore, Robert Rantoul Jr. and others.
1852: T.B.Blackstone on land purchase; W.B.Archer on Illinois right of way; Telegram from Chicago mayor and many letters about entrance into city, employment of J.F. Joy, etc., with ordinances and meetings of City Council; G.B.Upton on Michigan Central (MC) loan; S.W.Hotchkiss on Northwestern Telegraph Co.; Petition of Galena citizens requesting termination at Galena and letters considering changing line (Apr. 16, 1852); Charles Gregoire on Dubuque lands; W.H. Bissell reporting General Land Office decisions; Stephen A. Douglas account; Memo on duties of officers.
1853: Advertisement of railroad frog [printed] with many letters on construction and equipment, including description of American Car Co. passenger cars and telegram about coal engine; John Campbell requesting land for college; Proposal to improve the Cairo property (Nov. 9, 1853); J.C.Caton on telegraph (Oct. 19, 1853) and Morse telegraph line along the railroad (Dec. 2, 1853); Telegram from T.B.Blackstone about strike; Telegrams, letters, and ordinances concerning Chicago sea wall (Sept. 17, 1853); Mail on Chicago Branch (Sept. 20, 1853); Letter concerning death of foreman Mr. Story killed by riotous construction crew (Dec. 16, 1853), written to R.B. Mason from J.B. Wyman; Circular of U.S. Treasury concerning foreign holdings of American securities [printed] (Sept. 21, 1853), with letter from the Secretary of the Treasury (Dec. 27, 1853).
1854: Letters from Thomas Sherlock, G.W. Jones, Alfred Guthrie and others concerning steamship connections between Cairo and New Orleans; from G.B.Upton on Michigan Central; R.B.Mason request for currency; Henry Tanner on brakes, with memo on legal claims; Telegram announcing first tram over LaSalle bridge; The Terre Haute and Alton connection; Shipments of engines; C.M.Dupuy on land; To editors of Chicago papers by "Nimrod" considering benefits to Illinois of I C, and Abraham Lincoln's candidacy for Senate; A petition from "Know-Nothing" concerning a station in Ashley, Illinois (Nov. 15, 1854); R.B.Mason on construction to date, (Nov.25, 1854); Letter from Wendell Phillips about stock.
1855: Alexander Hamilton Jr. and other attorneys considering litigation; Many letters on steamships, mail to New Orleans, steel, locomotives, consumption of coal, iron car, and visit of London stockholders. Printed proposal of US Mail on the Mississippi River (Oct. 20, 1855).
1856: E.B.Washburne and others on steamships, with report of Postmaster-General, Feb.9, and letter from William Thaw to J.P.Benjamin, Mar.31, titled "Exposition of the present condition and prospects of the Great Mississippi River Mail" [printed]; Manuscript chart of Arrival and Departures of Southern Mail by boat from Cairo (Feb. 6, 1856); John Reynolds on mail; C.P.Buckingham concerning Chicago warehouse; M.K.Jesup concerning locomotives; C.M. Dupuy reporting on lands ; Telegrams about floods; Letters and telegrams to W.H. Osborn from David Stuart in Washington DC, regarding Senate bill; Ordinance with the City of Chicago, concerning Breawater (Sept. 15, 1856).
1858: List of shareholders and bondholders on London books; Chicago depot questions; Land Dept. sales, from Silas Bent and others; R.P.Neely concerning the MissCen&Tenn; Receipt from C.V.S.Roosevelt: Coal rates.
1859: Letter from Richard Cobden reporting to London stock- holders (May 11, 1859); Telegrams about New Orleans flood.
1860: Coal engines on the Midland Railway, England; London and Basel brokers, including Robert Benson & Co., George Peabody & Co., and G.Courvoisier & Co.(Letters arriving on the ship "Arabia"); Report on New Orleans business by A.E.Burnside.
1861: Paul Cornel1 to W.H. Osborn on Hyde Park suburban service (Jan. 1861); Charges for carrying U.S. troops, and movements of men and supplies (Apr. 1861); letter from Charles Latimer, reporting the Illinois Central-owned ship the "Cheney" seized by "The Pirate of the Mississippi" (Sept. 1861).
1862: MC litigation; H.A.Peirce proposition on the sale of corn; Sturges, Buckingham & Co. elevators, Chicago; Statement of Freight and Passenger Earnings, detailing Army use (Jan. 25, 1862); Cotton and sugar beet seed distribution in northern states. Most of 1862 correspondence relates to stocks.
1864: Report on freight by Robert Forsyth. (Nov. 4, 1864)
1865: Letter about personal dividends from Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe. (Jan. 25, 1865); Report from Asheville, NC; no mail, no scrip, etc.
1866: Requests of IC Relief Club.
1867: Letter from Sir Edward Cunard concerning freight.
1871: Internal revenue tax decision, with letter from Treasury Dept.
1872: Cairo litigation, by Sen.Lyman Trumbull; GC&S affairs; Income tax.
1876: Legal Dept. employees, and employment of B.F.Ayer; GC&S affairs.
1879: CStL&NO securities.
1881: Memo regarding construction of a second transfer steamer.
1882: CStL&NO insurance.
1886: Storm Lake, Ia. resort for excursions.

Box Folder
200 422 [n.d.]
200 423-425 Feb.-Dec. 1851
200 426 Jan.-May 1852
200 427 City of Chicago Ordinance; Lakefront building by Illinois Central, (2 copies) Jun. 14, 1852
200 428-429 Jun.-Dec. 1852
200 430-433 1853
200 434-437 1854
201 438-441 1855
201 442-446 1856
201 447 Mar.-Apr. 1857
201 448-452 Jan.-Oct. 1858
201 453 Apr.-May 1859
201 454 Feb.-Dec. 1860
201 455 Jan.-Sept. 1861
202 456-464 1862
202 465 Aug., Sept., Nov., 1863
202 466 Feb., Nov. 1864
202 467 Harriet Beecher Stowe, Jan. 24, 1865
202 468 May, Jul-Sept. 1865
202 469 Apr. 1866
202 470 Oct. 1867
202 471 Jan. 1869
202 472 Jan. 1870
202 473 Feb., Oct.-Nov. 1871
202 474 Jan., May-Jun. 1872
202 475 Dec. 1873
202 476 Jan., Dec. 1874
202 477 Jul.-Sept. 1875
202 478 Jul.-Dec. 1876
202 479 Oct. 1879
202 480 Sept. 1881
202 481 Aug. 1882
202 482 Dec. 1885
202 483 1886-1887
 
Sub-Series 6- Petty Cash Receipts, , 1864-1869 1871
IC 11 N1.6
Receipts in 7 folders for small operational expenses incurred at the New York Office: newspaper subscriptions, post office box rental, groceries, and crackers and jam.
This subseries is an addendum to the original collection acquired by the Newberry Library in 1951, and is not listed or indexed in the 1951 printed guide by Mohr.

Box Folder
202 484 1864
202 485 1865
202 486 1866
202 487 1867
202 488 1868
202 489 1869
202 490 1871
 

Series 4: Post Office Dept. In-letters, Sept.1876-Aug.1886
IC 11 P5.1

Mostly form letters in 1 volume (disbound and foldered) concerning notice of deduction in compensation for carrying mails due to failures and decreased appropriations, with a few copies of letters of protest from IC officials.

Box Folder
203 491-496 Sept.1876-Aug.1886

Record Group 3: Reports, Legal, 1852-1969
IC 2

The Legal Reports record group is a very diverse amalgam, including not only legal reports but also Annual Reports of the company, statements and miscellaneous reports, contracts with vendors and other rail lines, tax papers, and documents on various subjects (Civil War settlements, Cairo, Illinois, the Chicago Lake Front, and the Tripartite Agreement with New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern RR and the Mississippi Central and Southern Railroad Association). This record group also includes published material that may have been out of scope in any other record group: printed circulars, newspaper clippings, and papers used in preparing historical summaries of the Illinois Central RR.
Of note in this record group is a collection of scrapbooks kept by former administrator and President William K. Ackerman. These scrapbooks detail his family history and the history of early Chicago and Chicago's World's Columbian Exposition of 1893.
Arranged by type of document and/or subject matter: Reports, Corporate Documents, Contracts, Military Accounts, Taxes, Legal Opinions and Litigation, Cario Affairs, Chicago Lake Front Affairs, and Circulars, Scrapbooks, and Histories.
 

Series 1: Annual reports to stockholders, unbound, 1853-1969; bulk 1900-1969; and bound volumes, 1852-1960
IC 2.1 and IC +2.1 [oversized]

Bound and unbound copies of the annual report issued to the stockholders by the directors of the Illinois Central RR. Mostly used as a yearly recap of the financial health of the company, in later years it also included publicity material such as human interest stories and photographs (from 1946 on; also, in 1953, they started publishing photographs in color).
Report years vary: 1852 dated Nov.20; 1853, Mar., Nov.10; 1854, Dec.9; 1856, Mar.19, Sept.3; 1857, Mar.l; 1858, Mar.17; 1859, Mar.16; 1860, May 16; year ending Dec.31, 1860-88; year ending June 30,1888-1916; year ending Dec.31, 1916-1969. Also included in the bound volumes: Communication to the shareholders by W.K. Ackerman concerning reports on the CStL&NO, Jan.18,1883, with reports by James Fentress and J.C.Clarke with 1883 report; Report of Committee on Rates, Revenues and Expenditures with 1890 report; Report of the delegates selected by the joint committee of British shareholders with 1877 report.
Boxes 1 and 2 are loose annual reports. Box +3 contain reports, 1852-1876, filed in oversized materials before the volumes of bound reports. After the bound volumes is a duplicate set of bound volumes, 1871-1950.
Annual reports from 1852-1910 are also available on microfilm.

Box Folder
1 1 Annual report, Mar. 16, 1853
1 2 Report to Board of directors by a Committee of the Board [2 copies], Nov. 10, 1853
1 3 Report,and statement of financial conditions (including map of Railway Guide for Illinois, Jan.1.1855), Mar. 15, 1854
1 4 Annual report, 50th, year ended Jun. 30, 1900
1 5 Annual report, 52nd, year ended Jun. 30, 1902
1 6 Annual report, 53rd, year ended Jun. 30, 1903
1 7 Annual report, 54th, year ended Jun. 30, 1904
1 8 Annual report, 55th, year ended Jun. 30, 1905
1 9 Report submitted by the president, [56th], year ended May 16, 1906
1 10 Annual report, 57th, year ended Jun. 30, 1907
1 11 Annual report, 80th, year ended Dec. 31, 1929
1 12 Annual report, 81st, year ended Dec. 31, 1930
1 13 Annual report, 82nd, year ended Dec. 31, 1931
1 14 Annual report, 83rd, year ended Dec. 31, 1932
1 15 Annual report, 84th, year ended Dec. 31, 1933
1 16 Annual report, 85th, year ended ; and Summary and Statistical Section, Revised Dec. 31, 1934 Jun. 1, 1934
1 17 Annual report, 86th, year ended Dec. 31, 1935
2 18 Annual report, 87th, year ended Dec. 31, 1936
2 19 Annual report, 88th, year ended Dec. 31, 1937
2 20 Annual report, 89th, year ended Dec. 31, 1938
2 21 Annual report, 90th, year ended Dec. 31, 1939
2 22 Annual report, 91st, year ended Dec. 31, 1940
2 23 Annual report, 92nd, year ended Dec. 31, 1941
2 24 Annual report, 93rd, year ended Dec. 31, 1942
2 25 Annual report, 94th, year ended Dec. 31, 1943
2 26 Annual report, 95th, year ended Dec. 31, 1944
2 27 Annual report, 96th, year ended Dec. 31, 1945
2 28 Annual report, 97th, year ended Dec. 31, 1946
2 29 Annual report, 98th, year ended Dec. 31, 1947
2 30 Annual report, 99th, year ended Dec. 31, 1948
2 31 Annual report, year ended [1st proof] Dec. 31, 1949
2 32 Annual report, year ended Dec. 31, 1950
2 33 Annual report, year ended [2 copies] Dec. 31, 1953
2 34 Annual report, year ended Dec. 31, 1954
2 35 Annual report, year ended Dec. 31, 1957
2 36 Annual meeting report, [3 copies] May 1968
2 37 Annual report, ICRR and IC Industries, 1969
+3 38 Condensed statement of financial affairs, 1852
+3 39 Report,and statement of financial conditions (including map of Railway Guide for Illinois, Jan.1.1855), 1854
+3 40 1855
+3 41 Report and accompanying documents 1856
+3 42 1857
+3 43 1858
+3 44 1859
+3 45 1860
+3 46 1861
+3 47 1862-1863
+3 48 1864
+3 49 1865
+3 50 1866
+3 51 1867
+3 52 1868
+3 53 1869
+3 54 1870
+3 55 1876
+3 56 Duplicates, 1860-1861; 1863-1868
 

Series 2: Annual reports to stockholders, bound volumes, 1852-1960
IC +2.1


Volume
+1 1852-1870
+2 Facsimile, copy 1 1852-1870,
+3 Facsimile, copy 2 1852-1870,
+4 1871-1897
+5 1898-1903
+6 1904-1910
+7 1908-1928
+8 1921-1930
+9 1931-1940
+10 1941-1950
+11 1951-1960
+12 Special 10-year report by President Stuyvesant Fish, copy 1 1897,
+13 Special 10-year report by President Stuyvesant Fish, copy 2 1897,
+14 Annual and Special Reports, 1900-1904
+15 Annual and Special Reports, 1905-1909
 

Series 3: Report to shareholders by Joseph Fisher, Jun. 1858
IC 2.11

Reports on securities, right of way, property, construction, land sales, foreign agencies, foreign securities, contracts, etc.

Box Folder
4 57 Final version, published, (2 copies) Jun. 1858
4 58 Second draft, Jun. 1858
 

Series 4: Reports and statements, 1850-1859
IC 2.12

Papers in 19 folders used in preparing annual reports, with reports and many statements of receipts and expenditures, ways and means, Land Dept. interest fund, accounts, balance sheets, ledger pages, etc. Also includes statistics of towns along Illinois Central Route, 1850-1856 (population, number of churches and stores, etc.), table exhibiting diversities of surface and levels on line, with detailed topographical descriptions, Mar.1,1854 [oversized]; copy of act of Illinois legislature on the sale of IC lands, Feb.28,1854; London and New York transfer agency expenses; and a letter from Ebenezer Lane on London Committee recommendations, Feb.1,1859 [printed].

Box Folder
4 59 Report on the Preliminary survey of the road, Sept. 9, 1851
4 60 Annual Report, manuscript copy, Mar. 1852
4 61 Report on the progress of the road by Robert Schuyler, Oct. 1852
4 62-63 Papers used to prepare Annual Report, (2 folders) Nov. 1852
4 64 Papers used to prepare Annual Report, Mar. 15, 1853
4 65 Draft, Report to the Directors, Aug. 1853
4 66 Papers used to prepare Annual Report, Nov. 10, 1853
4 67 Reports of R.B. Mason on progress of work to Mar. l, 1854
4 68 Papers used to prepare Annual Report, Mar. l, 1854
4 69 Expenditures to March 1, 1854, as compiled from books of the IC treasurer, Mar. l, 1854
4 70 Statistics of towns along the IC route, 1855-1856
4 71 Papers used to prepare Annual Report, Jan. l, 1855
4 72 Reports from the General Superintendant of Transportation Dept. and from R.B. Mason on progress of work, Jan. 1, 1856
4 73 Papers used to prepare Annual Report, including reports of R.B.Mason on progress of work, Mar. 4, 1856
4 74 Engineers report on the operation of the road, 1st quarter of 1858, May 8, 1858
4 75 Auditor's semi-annual statement, Jun. 30, 1858
4 76 Auditor's quarterly statement, Jun. 30, 1858
4 77 Papers used to prepare Annual Reports, Dec. 1858 and 1859
 

Series 5: Miscellaneous reports, 1882-1905
IC 2.13

Printed pamphlets of reports, in 12 folders.

Box Folder
5 78 CStL&NO by W.H.Osborn, Dec.30,1882
5 79 CStL&NO by W.K.Ackerman, Jan.18,1883
5 80 Ill. House of Representatives Committee on Finance regarding payment by IC of 7% tax, 1883
5 81 Bonded debt, by Stuyvesant Fish, Sept.16, 1885
5 82 President's agreement, by Stuyvesant Fish, Feb.18, 1889
5 83 Reorganization, by Sidney Webster, S.V.R.Cruger, and Walther Luttgen, May 13,1889
5 84 Condition of road, by general manager, Jan.15,1890
5 85 Street crossings in Chicago, [3 copies] Feb.17, 1891
5 86 Financial condition, by Stuyvesant Fish, Jan.2,1896
5 87-88 Equipment, condition of road, terminal facilities, etc., by E.L.Corthell, [2 folders] Dec.1,1896
5 89 Synopsis of proceedings of 55th annual meeting of stockholders, Oct.18,1905
 

Series 6: Miscellaneous reports, 1864-1905
IC 2.14

Various reports, printed and manuscript, in 17 folders.

Box Folder
5 90 Examination of accounts, Cairo office, by W.K. Ackerman, Nov. 19, 1864
5 91 Ia. Division earnings and expenses, 1867-74
5 92 Statements of Stuyvesant Fish to C.A.Peabody concerning accounts, 1875-1905
5 93 Long engine runs, by E. T. Jeffery, comparing NY Central, Penn RR and Philadelphia and Reading, Sept. 8,1876
5 94 Iowa division grain, operating expenses, etc., by C.A.Beck, 1876
5 95 Papers concerning fire insurance losses, policies, etc., 1879-1889
5 96 Letters from W.H.Osborn concerning financing of Southern lines, Mar.1880
5 97 Letters from W.H.Osborn concerning list of CStL&NO assets, 1883
5 98 Relations with D&SC, by A.R.Van Nest and Stuyvesant Fish, Apr. 1883
5 99 Letters from W.K. Ackerman concerning B&O agreement for Chicago tracks, May 1883
5 100 Letters from Drexel, Morgan & Co. concerning income account, stock, etc., 1884-1887
5 101 Papers concerning mail claims of NOStL&C and CStL&NO, , mostly between attorneys dated June 1884 and May 1890 1875-1882
5 102 New York Stock Exchange circular, 1884
5 103 Illinois Central bond of indemnity, list of lost certificates, etc., ca. 1885
5 104 Memo on bonds owned by IC, 1885
5 105 List of D&SC stock transfers, Dec.1886
5 106 Western Electric Co. memo regarding electrical equipment for World's Fair and suburban traffic, 1892, with letter from J.F.Wallace, pamphlets on Value of services of consulting electrical engineer and Testimonials and references regarding past works of H.Ward Leonard & Co., with letter, Jan.1892, and reports with blueprints by Henry Schlacks and J.F.Wallace, Statements of suburban business, . 1884-1891
 

Series 7: Annual reports to state railroad commissions, 1876-1906
IC 2.15

24 folders of printed reports to state railroad commissions, by primarily non - IC lines.
Arranged alphabetically by agency to whom the report was presented, then by Railroad line, and then chronologically.

Box Folder
6 107 Annual Report to the Board of Railroad Commissioners of Iowa, Cedar Falls & Minnesota Railroad Company [CF&M], 1884
6 108 Annual Report to the Board of Railroad Commissioners of Iowa, Cedar Falls & Minnesota Railroad Company, 1885
6 109 Annual Report to the Board of Railroad Commissioners of Iowa, Cedar Falls & Minnesota Railroad Company, (2 copies) 1886
6 110 Annual Report to the Board of Railroad Commissioners of Iowa, Dubuque & Dakota Railroad Company [D&D], 1884
6 111 Annual Report to the Board of Railroad Commissioners of Iowa, Dubuque & Dakota Railroad Company, 1885
6 112 Annual Report to the Board of Railroad Commissioners of Iowa, Dubuque & Sioux City Railroad Company [D&SC], 1884
6 113 Annual Report to the Board of Railroad Commissioners of Iowa, Dubuque & Sioux City Railroad Company, 1885
6 114 Annual Report to the Board of Railroad Commissioners of Iowa, Dubuque & Sioux City Railroad Company, (2 copies) 1886
6 115 Annual Report to the Board of Railroad Commissioners of the State of Iowa, Illinois Central Railroad Company, Lessee of the Dubuque & Sioux City, Iowa Falls & Sioux City, and Cedar Falls & Minnesota Railroad Companies, 1879
6 116 Annual Report to the Board of Railroad Commissioners of the State of Iowa, Iowa Falls & Sioux City Railroad Company [IaF&SC], 1878
6 117 Annual Report to the Board of Railroad Commissioners of the State of Iowa, Iowa Falls & Sioux City Railroad Company, 1879
6 118 Annual Report to the Board of Railroad Commissioners of Iowa, Iowa Falls & Sioux City Railroad Company, 1880
6 119 Annual Report to the Board of Railroad Commissioners of Iowa, Iowa Falls & Sioux City Railroad Company, 1881
6 120 Annual Report to the Board of Railroad Commissioners of Iowa, Iowa Falls & Sioux City Railroad Company, 1882
6 121 Annual Report to the Board of Railroad Commissioners of Iowa, Iowa Falls & Sioux City Railroad Company, 1883
6 122 Annual Report to the Board of Railroad Commissioners of Iowa, Iowa Falls & Sioux City Railroad Company, (2 copies) 1884
6 123 Annual Report to the Board of Railroad Commissioners of Iowa, Iowa Falls & Sioux City Railroad Company, (2 copies) 1885
6 124 Annual Report to the Board of Railroad Commissioners of Iowa, Iowa Falls & Sioux City Railroad Company, (2 copies) 1886
6 125 Annual Report to the Board of Railroad Commissioners of Iowa, Iowa Improvement Company, operating the Wisconsin, Iowa, and Nebraska Railroad Company, 1885
6 126 Annual Report to the Board of Railroad Commissioners of Iowa, Minnesota and Northwestern Railroad Company, 1886
6 127 Annual Report to the Board of Railroad Commissioners of Iowa, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Nebraska Railroad Company, 1886
7 128 Annual Report to the Commissioners of Railroads and Warehouses of the State of Illinois, Illinois Central Railroad Company, 1876
7 129 Annual Report to the Interstate Commerce Commission, Cedar Falls & Minnesota Railroad Company [CF&M], 1894
7 130 Annual Report to the Railroad and Warehouse Commission of Illinois, Dunleith & Dubuque Bridge Company, 1898
 

Series 8: Reports to the Interstate Commerce Commission 1947-1961
IC 2.151

More printed reports, in 17 folders, from Illinois Central RR and some of its subsidiary companies to the national railroad regulating board. There are no reports between 1952-1959. This series is an addendum to the original collection acquired by the Newberry Library in 1951, and is not listed or indexed in the 1951 printed guide by Mohr.

Box Folder
7 131 Annual Report to the Interstate Commerce Commission, Chicago Produce Terminal Company, 1949
7 132 Annual Report to the Interstate Commerce Commission, Illinois Central Railroad Company, 1947
7 133 Annual Report to the Interstate Commerce Commission, Illinois Central Railroad Company, (2 copies) 1948
7 133a Annual Report to the Interstate Commerce Commission, Illinois Central Railroad Company, (2 copies) 1949
8 134 Annual Report to the Interstate Commerce Commission, Illinois Central Railroad Company, (2 copies) 1950
8 135 Annual Report to the Interstate Commerce Commission, Illinois Central Railroad Company, (2 copies) 1951
8 136 Annual Report to the Interstate Commerce Commission, Illinois Central Railroad Company, (2 copies) 1960
8 137 Annual Report to the Interstate Commerce Commission, Illinois Central Railroad Company, 1961
8 138 Annual Report to the Interstate Commerce Commission, Illinois Central Railroad Company, (2 copies) 1962
8 139 Annual Report to the Interstate Commerce Commission, Illinois Central Railroad Company, 1963
9 140 Annual Report to the Interstate Commerce Commission, Illinois Central Railroad Company, (2 copies) 1964
9 141 Annual Report to the Interstate Commerce Commission, Illinois Central Railroad Company, 1965
9 142 Annual Report to the Interstate Commerce Commission, Illinois Central Railroad Company, (2 copies) 1966
9 143 Annual Report to the Interstate Commerce Commission, Illinois Central Railroad Company, 1967
9 144 Annual Report to the Interstate Commerce Commission, Illinois Central Railroad Company, 1968
9 145 Annual Report to the Interstate Commerce Commission, Lessors of the Illinois Central Railroad Company, 1949
9 146 Annual Report to the Interstate Commerce Commission, Mississippi Valley Corporation, 1968
 

Series 9: Laws and documents, 1840-1930
IC 2.2

Printed legal documents in 40 volumes plus two volumes of indexes, concerning the Illinois Central and its subsidiary companies. Dates in volumes overlap to some extent where legislation, contracts, agreements, etc. previous to IC's interest in road are shown. Volumes 1 and 2 are bound together. A few volumes cover special subjects. Indexes are in volumes 2, 8, 9, 25-30 and 32-40 for each volume, and cumulatively in volumes 4-7 and 12; at beginning of the series are two separate indexes for volumes 1-21, and 22-30. Volume 31 is located on Open Shelf 26 (Railroads) in the Special Collections Reading Room.
Volume 18 is also available on microfilm.

Volume
-- Volumes 1-21 Index
-- Volumes 22-30 Index
1-2 NOStL&C, ; CStL&NO, 1840-1876 1876-1882
3 1850-1885
4 1885-1887
5 , and Index, volumes 1-5 1887-1889
6 , and Index, volumes 1-6 1885-1890
7 , and Index, volumes 1-7 1889-1892
8 1892-1894
9 1894-1896
10 CO&SW, 1880-1898
11 1893-1898
12 StLA&TH, 1849-1898
13 1898-1900
14 1900-1901
15 St.Louis & Peoria and Decatur lines, 1882-1901
16 1901-1903
17 1902-1904
18 History of St. Charles Air Line, Apr.28,1902
19 1904-1906
20 1904-1906
21 1906-1907
22 1907-1909
23 1908-1909
24 1900-1910
25 1882-1911
26 1911-1912
27 1898-1912
28 1900-1913
29 1906-1913
30 1903-1915
31 Corporate Histories of the IC to , and of the Y&MV, Chicago, Memphis & Gulf and D&D Bridge Company, and also the Brownson thesis, History of the IC to 1870, University of Illinois (PhD., Jun. 30,1915 1915)
32 1915-1916
33 1916-1918
34 1918-1920
35 1920-1923
36 1922-1923
37 1923-1925
38 1924-1927
39 1925-1928
40 1926-1930
 

Series 10: Documents concerning incorporation, 1851-1855
IC +2.21

1 folder in an oversize box, containing manuscript Act of incorporation, Feb.10, 1851, with acceptance by the company, receipt of the treasurer of Ill. for $200,000, Mar.22, acceptance by the corporators, Mar.24, Letter from Gov. Augustus C. French acknowledging receipt of acceptance, Apr.4, and written amendment repealing the act forbidding the company to lay out towns, Feb. 17, 1855. Also includes certified copies of original act made in 1852.

Box Folder
+10 147 Documents concerning incorporation, 1851
 

Series 11: Documents concerning organization, 1851-1938
IC 2.22

Reports in 21 folders including declarations, agreements, and codes of rules governing the Illinois Central RR and some related companies. For more codes of rules, see also IC series 3.93, Personnel rules.

Box Folder
11 148 Act to incorporate, and Supplement, Feb.1851
11 149 Documents relating to the organization, 3d ed., New York, 1855
11 150 Contracts and documents concerning Iowa leased lines, 1875, 1885
11 151 Charter of the IC and other documents, 1878
11 152 Articles of incorporation and by-laws of the Mutual Benefit Assoc., (2 copies) 1878
11 153 Agreement and deeds relating to Cairo property, 1880
11 154 Code of rules, amended, Dec.16,1889
11 155 Code of rules, Dec.16,1889, amended Dec. 21, 1892
11 156 Code of rules, Dec.16,1889, amended (2 copies) Oct. 18, 1893
11 157 Code of rules, Dec.16,1889, amended Jan. 29, 1898
11 158 Code of rules, Dec.16,1889, amended (2 copies) Nov. 20, 1901
11 159 Code of rules, Dec.16,1889, amended (2 copies) May 21, 1902
11 160 Code of rules, Dec.16,1889, amended Oct. 15, 1902
11 161 Code of rules, Dec.16,1889, amended Mar. 18, 1903
11 162 Code of rules, Dec.16,1889, amended May 18, 1904
11 163 Code of rules, Dec.16,1889, amended (2 copies) Aug. 16, 1905
11 164 Code of rules, Dec.16,1889, amended (2 copies) Aug. 25, 1908
11 165 Pension Dept. rules and regulations, July 1,1901
11 166 The Illinois Central case, opinion of the Supreme Court, Oct. 28,1910, together with a history of the litigation and synopsis of the opinion prepared by W.H.Stead, 1910
11 167 Materials regarding the report, "Land Grants, Contributions, Loans, and Other Aids to Railroads", 1935
11 168 IC: Facts concerning its incorporation, land grant, construc- tion and resulting development, charter taxes... Issued by Law Dept., [1938?]
 

Series 12: Contracts, 1875-1882
IC +2.3

1 oversize volume: Leases of land from railroad for corn cribs, grain houses, coal houses, elevators, lumber yards, eating houses, etc., on printed forms in one bound volume, with index laid in.

Volume
+1 Contracts, 1875-1882
 

Series 13: Contracts, Jul. 1878-Jan.1886; and Jan.1905-Jan.1908
IC 2.31

2 volumes in 2 folders, listing by date of contracts with bridge companies and other railroads, mostly concerning track agreements. Vol.1 also includes statements of fire losses, insurance, ticket commission drafts, road taxes, and a few copies of agreements.

Box Folder
12 169 Contracts, Jul. 1878-Jan.1886
12 170 Contracts, Jan.1905-Jan.1908
 

Series 14: Contracts, 1851-1886
IC 2.32

Handwritten contracts in 87 folders. A few contracts for osage orange hedges, locust trees, grain houses, axles, steel rails, box cars, eating houses, hotels, etc., 1853-56 and 1870's-1880's. Most loose contracts are also entered in the Contract volumes, +2.36. If the listing of the contract was found in the indexes to the volumes, the volume number and page number is indicated on the folder. The files from 1862-1864 are not contracts; rather, they are vouchers for government shipments during the Civil War. Some items of note: Oct. 10, 1853, (Mineral Point contract) contains illustrated bond sheets for the Mineral Point Railroad; Mar. 29, 1854, (Billings contract) contains a sketch of the hollow axles ordered; Nov. 25, 1854 (Sun Mutual Insurance Co.) includes a letter from R.B. Mason; Nov. 1, 1855 (Hanford contract) includes a printed "Rules and Regulations relating to Private Side Tracks."
See also: IC 5.91, Construction Contracts, 1851-1855.

Box Folder
12 171 Draft of Transportation agreement with Mobile & Ohio RR, [185?]
12 172 Traffic agreement between Aurora Branch Railroad and Galena and Chicago Union, Dec.13,1851
12 173 Town of Galena, for right of way, [ms. and prtd.] Mar. 11, 1853
12 174 C.B. Rushmore, for Locust Trees near Wenona and Panola, and Apr. 28, 1853 Jan. 31, 1854
12 175 Stevens [Brothers], for lease of land in Chicago Illinois, May 19, 1853
12 176 C.B. Rushmore, for Osage Orange Hedge near Kappa and Wenona, and Apr. 28, 1853 Jan. 31, 1854
12 177 Boody & Tims, for "Tims Box" [patented car box], Jun. 1, 1853
12 178 Story, Talmadge, and Conklin, for grading and masonry, Jul. 14, 1853
12 179 Traffic agreement with Mineral Point for connection, Oct. 10, 1853
12 180 Cairo trustees, for deed of lands to IC, Oct. 15, 1853
12 181 Illinois & Mississippi Telegraph Co, for patent rights, etc., Oct. 19, 1853
12 182 Traffic agreement with Chicago & Mississippi Rail Road, (not executed) Oct. 21, 1853
12 183 Traffic agreement with Mississippi & Atlantic RR Co., 1854
12 184 James Sumpter & Co., for hedge fence, Osage Orange, Mar. 11, 1854
12 185 George W. Billings, for Car Axles [drawing included], Mar. 29, 1854
12 186 Charles Gregoise, for land in JoDavies County, Mar. 23, 1854
12 187 Canfield & Robbins, for 600 car axles, Apr. 20, 1854
12 188 Davenport & Bridges, for patent to 'ease the lateral movement' of train carriages, Apr. 25, 1854
12 189 Canfield & Robbins, for 500 car axles, Aug. 22, 1854
12 190 Potsdam and Watertown Rail Road, for bonds, Aug. 26, 1854
12 191 Sun Mutual Insurance Co., Illinois Central as debtors, Nov. 25, 1854
12 192 Illinois Central Telegraph Co. (including articles of association) Dec. 1854
12 193 Pinkerton & Co., for detective service, Feb. l, 1855
12 194 Canfield & Robbins, for car axles, May 10, 1855
12 195 Buffalo Car Company, for 100 coal cars, May 10, 1855
12 196 Dunleith, Proprietors of the Town, for right of way, May 28, 1855
12 197 John B. Wyman, for Hotel in Amboy [Ill.] station, Jun. 1, 1855
12 198 Thomas D. Simpson, for patent for a device used to remove wheels, Jun. 11, 1855
12 199 Sturges & Burlingame, for grain elevator, Chicago, Jun. 14, 1855
12 200 Galena, Dunleith & Minnesota Packet Co., for through-tickets, Jun. 18, 1855
12 201 Traffic agreement, Chicago, Alton & St. Louis, for traffic via Mattoon & Joliet, Jun. 28, 1855
12 202 American Express, for express service, Jul. 1, 1855
12 203 Meech & Leonard, for eating house in Freeport [Ill.], Jul. 13, 1855
12 204 Richardson Barnum & Co., for car wheels, and May 10, 1855 Sept. 3, 1855
12 205 Canfield & Robbins, for 244 freight car axles, Sept. 18, 1855
12 206 Amers Iron Co., for 244 axles, Sept. 24, 1855
12 207 Stone & Boomer, for American Car Company plant, Chicago, Oct. 27, 1855
12 208 S & J Hanford, for grain house lease at Manteno, Nov. 1, 1855
13 209 Jesup & Stimson, for lease at Dunleith, Nov. 9, 1855
13 210 Great Western RR Co., for loan of iron to Great Western, 1855-1856
13 211 John C. Smith, for filling Cache [Ill.] flats, Jan. 1, 1856
13 212 Great Western RR Co., for running trains, Jan. 4, 1856
13 213 Fisk, Aetill [Atwill?] & Co, for dock construction, Chicago, Jan. 19, 1856
13 214 Henry Bacon, for water supply in Del Rey [Ill.], Jan. 24, 1856
13 215 Campbell & Fowler, for eating house in Urbana, Feb. 26, 1856
13 216 Crosby, Gossin & Co., for 26,530 iron chairs, Mar. 18, 1856
13 217 William F. Meech, for eating house at Pana, Apr. 17, 1856
13 218 DuPuy & Goodwillie, for hotel at Ashkum, Apr. 23, 1856
13 219 Newell A. White, for eating house at Mattoon, Apr. 23, 1856
13 220 Col. J. D. Graham, for filling Illinois Central basin, Apr. 28, 1856
13 221 Union Transportation Co., May 6, 1856
13 222 Fisk & Atwill, for wharf/dock construction, May 6, 1856
13 223 Clark & Jesup, commissions on buying for the IC, May 17, 1856
13 224 F. N. Martin, for 75,000 cedar wood posts, Chicago, May 20, 1856
13 225 Michigan Southern RR Co., for crossing, Jun. 16, 1856
13 226 William Smith, for eating house, Centralia, Jun. 18, 1856
13 227 CB&Q for depot/transfer facilities in Chicago, Jun. 24, 1856
13 228 Eads & Nelson, and other insurance cos. for salvage and ship/cargo wrecks, Aug. 1, 1856
13 229 Richardson Barnum & Co., for 2400 car wheels, Aug. 17, 1856
13 230 Cooper & Hewitt, for 1000 tons of iron, Oct. 23, 1856
13 231 Dunleith Properties (Jonathan Sturges et al.), for Dunleith lands, Nov. 21, 1856
13 232 Stone & Boomer, for sale of American Car Company plant, Chicago, Dec. 11, 1856
13 233 George Peabody & Co., for construction bonds, Sept. 29, 1857
13 234 George Peabody & Co., for free land bonds, Sept. 29, 1857
13 235 St. Louis, Cairo & New Orleans RR line of steam packets, Jan. 29, 1858
13 236 Bank of Commerce in New York, for Bank of Commerce building rooms, 2nd story, Oct. 30, 1858
13 237 CB&Q for depot and station service, Chicago, Dec. 22, 1858
13 238 Liverpool and London Insurance Co., for wooden bridges and oilworks, Oct. 20, 1859
13 239 Vouchers, Grosvenor & Forsyth (?), shipments of wheat and grain, 1862-1864
13 240 Vouchers, C.H. Pendleton, goverment shipments of grains via Cairo, 1863
13 241 Vouchers, freight bills, various, 1863-1864
13 242 Vouchers, J.W. Musson, freight overcharge on cotton shipments, 1863-1864
13 243 J. Warrack, shipments of cotton, 1864
13 244 Liverpool and London and Globe Insurance Co., Mar. 17, 1871
13 245 Toledo, Peoria & Warsaw [Western?] RR Co., for sale of bonds, Apr. 5, 1871
13 246 IaF&SC, D&SC, and C&NW for purchase of Dakota Southern RR bonds, Jul.1872
13 247 Southern RR Assoc., for car service, tripartate supplemental, Jun. 23, 1873
13 248 H.P. Miller, for Milan [Tenn.] hotel, May 23, 1878
13 249 Cleveland Rolling Mills Co., for 6,000 tons of steel rails, Nov. 6, 1880
13 250 Missouri Car & Foundry Co., for 200 cars, Nov. 27, 1880
13 251 Liverpool and London and Globe Insurance Co., Dec.1880
13 252 Central Bridge Co., for Chicago viaduct at Randolph St., Dec. 14, 1880
13 253 Western Union, for telegraph facilities, 1882
13 254 StLA&TH, T&StL RR Companies, for traffic at Birds Point, Mo., Mar. 29, 1882
13 255 Continental Insurance Co., for fire & lightning policy, May 13, 1886
13 256 Continental Insurance Co., for tornado policy, May 24, 1886
13 257 [empty envelopes], 1854-1856
 

Series 15: Tripartite agreement, Apr.11,1872
IC 2.33

The tripartite agreement was an agreement reached between the Illinois Central RR, the New Orleans, Jackson, and Great Northern RR, and the Mississippi Central RR, in the spring of 1872. The goal of the agreement was for the IC to help fund the repair and extension of the two other lines so that the three lines could eventually connect and the lines could depend less on river ferries to travel back and forth from Chicago to New Orleans. By 1877, the IC had bought up the two other lines, which were having financial difficulties, and had managed to complete a through line to the South.
Documents in 5 folders, showing the agreements for completing the lines from Chicago and St. Louis to New Orleans, 1872, including mortgages, trust agreements and other material.

Box Folder
14 258 Published agreement, [Note: book is brittle] Apr. 11, 1872,
14 259 Memorandum of agreement, manuscript Apr. 11, 1872,
14 260 Agreement between NOJ&GN, MissCen (Southern Railroad Association), and IC, May 2, 1872
14 261 Resolutions of agreement, 1873
14 262 Opinions of attorneys and miscellaneous material, 1872-1873; 1875
 

Series 16: Contracts and agreements, about 1898-1901
IC 2.34

One bound volume in 1 folder: Alphabetical list of contracts for Illinois Central and Yazoo & Mississippi Valley RR (Y&MV)

Box Folder
14 263 Contracts and agreements, ca.1898-1901
 

Series 17: Record of special switching agreements, 1904
IC +2.35

1 bound volume in an oversize box, consisting of an alphabetical list of switching claims, etc., 1904

Volume
+1 Record of special switching agreements, 1904
 

Series 18: Contracts, 1851-1902 (ca.)
IC +2.36

Thousands of contracts and agreements, mortgages and miscellaneous historical items in 17 oversize volumes Numerical run vols. 1-10 are roughly chronological, with some overlap between volumes. Alphabetic run vols. A-G are combined contracts of IC and some of their subsidiary lines (Chicago, St. Louis, & New Orleans; Peoria, Decatur & Evansville, etc.). Numbering of individual contracts is sporadic.

Volume
+1 1851-1858; 1874; 1878; nos. 1-203
+2 Nov. 1857-Oct. 1869
+3 Oct. 29, 1869-Mar. 31, 1877
+4 Jan. 1878-Jun. 1886
+5 Jun. 4, 1886-Jun. 18, 1891
+6 Jun. 1891-Sept. 1893
+7 1885; 1892-1896
+8 Nov. 8, 1896-Jan. 4, 1898; nos. 2041-2781
+9 Jan. 4, 1898-Nov. 1, 1894; nos. 2782-5989
+10 Jun. 10, 1891-May 1, 1902; nos. 5990-6338; 6352 [scattered]
+A Chicago, St. Louis, & New Orleans, contracts with other companies, 1877-1883; nos. 1-155
+B Illinois Central agreements, Feb. 18, 1857-ca. 1878
+C Illinois Central agreements (primarily), Jan. 7, 1879-Apr. 30, 1884
+D Illinois Central agreements, Apr. 8, 1889-Sept. 17, 1891
+E Illinois Central agreements with various lines and companies, (e.g. Adler & Sullivan station building in Oakland), Sept. 2, 1884-Mar 30, 1889
+F Peoria, Decatur & Evansville Rwy Co. Contracts, [see also IC 8 P 5.2] 1887
+G Illinois Central agreements with various lines and companies, (e.g. American Express, Pinkerton Detective Agency), Jun. 28, 1855-Jan. 1, 1882
 

Series 19: Contract indexes, ca. 1852-1920
IC +2.36 Index

7 oversize volumes of indexes to contracts by subject, party to contract, and place. Reference notes will refer either to volume and page number of contract (e.g. G-151, 2-89), or by contract number (e.g. 16159). See also IC +1 X1.1, Miscellaneous unidentified indexes, for miscellaneous contract indexes.

Volume
+1 Alphabetical by parties (contractees), ca. 1852-1896
+2 Alphabetical by subject of contract, ca. 1852-1896
+3 Alphabetical by location of job, ca. 1852-1896
+4 Consolidated index of parties, subjects, and locations, A-F only, ca. 1851-1903
+5 Consolidated index of parties, subjects, and locations, 1903-1906
+6 Consolidated index of parties, subjects, and locations, 1907
+7 Consolidated index of parties, subjects, and locations, ca. 1907-1920
 

Series 20: Contracts With Other Rail Lines, 1881-1929
IC 2.37

Printed contracts and agreements in 77 folders, designated on the front cover (handwritten) with "46" [file number?]. Some of the printed agreements have printed on the front cover, "I.C.R.R. Co. Archives File No. [XXXXX]".
Arranged chronologically.
This series is an addendum to the original collection acquired by the Newberry Library in 1951, and is not listed or indexed in the 1951 printed guide by Mohr. For more agreements and contracts of this nature, see also IC 2.6, Miscellaneous legal papers.

Box Folder
14 264 Peoria & Pekin Union Rwy. Co., et al., re: proprietary lines, (2 copies) Feb. 1, 1881
14 265 Illinois Central Railroad and Cincinnati, Indianapolis, St. Louis & Chicago Rwy. Co., traffic agreement, (2 copies) Jun. 24, 1886
14 266 Illinois Central Railroad and Chicago, St. Paul & Kansas City Rwy Co., re: joint use of Dunleith and Dubuque Bridge, Jan. 25, 1888
14 267 Illinois Central Railroad and Wabash, Chester & Western RR Co., re: crossing and use of facilities at Tamaroa, Ill., May 2, 1892
14 268 Illinois Central Railroad and Warwick Hough and Samuel J. Beals, receivers of the Sioux City and Northern RR Co., and Warwick Hough, receiver of the Sioux City Terminal RR and Warehouse co., re: use of passenger station and facilities in Sioux City, Ia., Nov. 1, 1893
14 269 Illinois Central Railroad and Michigan Central RR Co., various agreements, most relating to Chicago depots and stations, 1894-1930
14 270 Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham RR Co. and Illinois Central Railroad, re: use of Depot, tracks, and other facilities at Holly Springs, Miss., Jun. 9, 1894
14 271 St. Louis, Alton, & Terre Haute RR Co. and Terminal Railroad Ass'n. Of St. Louis, re: Use of depot facilities, St. Louis, (2 copies) Sept. 1, 1894
14 272 Illinois Central Railroad and Terre Haute & Peoria RR Co., re: use of track and facilities between Illinois Midland junction and Maroa, Ill., (2 copies) Nov. 14, 1894
14 273 Illinois Central Railroad and Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Rwy. Co., re: joint use of tracks between Pana and East St. Louis, Ill., Jun. 30, 1896
14 274 St. Louis, Peoria & Northern Rwy. Co., and Terminal RR Ass'n of St. Louis, re: use of Union Station, St. Louis, May 1, 1898
14 275 Illinois Central Railroad and Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham RR Co., re: joint track agreement, Aug. 29, 1898
14 276 Union Pacific RR Co. and Chicago & Northwestern Rwy. Co., et al., re: use of Passenger station at Omaha, Neb., Sept. 1, 1898
14 277 Illinois Central Railroad and Mobile & Ohio Railroad, re: joint use of the Cairo Bridge, Cairo, IL, . Note: three maps, folded, inside back cover Jan. 2, 1899
14 278 Illinois Central Railroad and Wisconsin Central Rwy. Co., re: tracks, Minneapolis through Ashland (Wis.) to Chicago, Dec. 9, 1899
14 279 Illinois Central Railroad and Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Rwy. Co., re: joint use of Depot Facilities, Paducah, Ky., Apr. 25, 1900
14 280 Illinois Central Railroad and Mobile & Ohio Railroad, re: joint use of tracks between Fort Jefferson and East Cairo, Jun. 1, 1900
14 281 Illinois Central Railroad and Chicago, Peoria & St. Louis Rwy. Co., re: use of passenger station facilities, Springfield, Ill., Jun. 1, 1900
14 282 Albert Lea & Southern RR Co., and Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Rwy. Co., re: use of tracks between Glenville and Albert Lea, Minn., Sept. 19, 1900
14 283 Minneapolis & St. Louis, and Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Rwy. Co., and Albert Lea & Southern RR Co., re: use of terminal, Albert Lea, Minn., Dec. 3, 1900
15 284 Louisville & Nashville and Illinois Central Railroad and Louisville, Henderson & St. Louis Rwy. Co., re: construction and joint use of station building and facilities at Henderson, Ky., Mar. 1, 1901
15 285 Illinois Central Railroad and Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham RR Co. and Kansas City, Fort Scott, & Memphis RR Co., re: use of Calhoun Street Station, Memphis, Tenn., Apr. 1, 1901
15 286 Illinois Central Railroad and Louisville & Nashville, et al., re: Joint passenger Station in East St. Louis, Ill., ca. Apr. 30, 1901
15 287 Illinois Central Railroad and Choctaw Oklahoma & Gulf RR Co., re: use of Calhoun Street Station, Memphis, Tenn., May 3, 1901
15 288 Illinois Central Railroad and Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Rwy. Co., re: joint use of depot, tracks, and other facilities, Eldorado, Ill., Oct. 30, 1901
15 289 Illinois Central Railroad and Minneapolis & St. Louis RR Co., re: use of passenger facilities at Fort Dodge, Ia., Nov. 10, 1901
15 290 Illinois Central Railroad and Chicago & Eastern Illinois RR Co., re: use of tracks between Gale, Thebes and Olive Branch, Ill., and letter to J.T. Harahan re: Rentals, Mar. 27, 1902
15 291 Illinois Central Railroad and Chicago, Rock Island & Pac. Rwy Co., re: use of track between Tara and Ft. Dodge, Sept. 1, 1902 Illinois Central Railroad and Chicago, Indianapolis and Louisville, re: use of Illinois and Indiana Railroad Company, Switz City, Ind., Sept. 30, 1902
15 292 Terminal RR Assoc. of St. Louis, and Railroad Companies, re: admission agreement of new companies, Dec. 16, 1902
15 293 Illinois Central Railroad, Yazoo & Mississippi Valley RR Co., and Morgan's Louisiana & Texas RR & SS Co., re: use of depot and track facilities, New Orleans, La., Dec. 18, 1902
15 294 Missouri Pacific Rwy Co., and others, Proprietary Companies, et al., and Terminal RR Assoc. of St. Louis, Supplemental agreement, Jan. 16, 1903
15 295 The St. Louis Transfer Co. and its Relation to the Railroads, by George J. Tansey: read before the St. Louis Railway Club, at their meeting, Mar. 13, 1903
15 296 Illinois Central Railroad and Rochelle and Southern Rwy. Co., re: joint use of facilities, Mendota, Ill., (2 copies) Mar. 23, 1903
15 297 Illinois Central Railroad and Louisville & Nashville RR Co., re: joint use of Henderson Bridge, and depot and track facilities, Evansville, Ind., and Henderson, Ky., May 1, 1904
15 298 Illinois Central Railroad and Illinois Southern Rwy. Co., re: construction of interlocking plant at crossing, Coulterville, Ill., Jun. 13, 1904
15 299 Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago, & St. Louis Rwy. Co. and Illinois Central Railroad, Decision of questions in dispute, [missing first 2 pages] Sept. 26, 1904
15 300 Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago, & St. Louis Rwy. Co. and Illinois Central Railroad, Per Diem agreements, ca. [missing first 4 pages] 1904
15 301 Illinois Central Railroad and American Express Co., transportation contract, Apr. 1, 1905
15 302 Illinois Central Railroad and The Pullman Co., re: use of sleeping cars, [Expires Jun. 1, 1923] (2 copies) Nov. 1, 1905
15 303 Illinois Central Railroad, et al., and Southern R'way Co., et al., re: trackage agreement, Jackson, Corinth, Haleyville, and Jasper, (2 copies) Jan. 16, 1906
15 304 Illinois Central Railroad and Gulf & Ship Island RR Co., re: supplemental agreement, use of facilities at Jackson, Miss., (original agreement dated Mar. 22, 1900, also included) Mar. 1, 1906.
15 305 Louisville, Henderson & St. Louis Rwy. Co. and Illinois Central Railroad and Louisville & Nashville RR Co, re: joint use of passenger station and facilities at Owensboro, Ky., Sept. 1, 1906
15 306 Illinois Central Railroad and Minneapolis and St. Louis, re: joint use of facilities in Albert Lea, Minn., Dec. 22, 1906
15 307 Birmingham Terminal Co. with Southern Rwy. Ass'n., Illinois Central Railroad, et al., and The Equitable Trust Co. of New York, re: joint use and operation of Passenger Terminals at Birmingham, Ala., (2 copies) Mar. 1, 1907
15 308 Illinois Central Railroad and American Express Co., express transportation contract, (expires Mar. 31, 1912) Apr. 1, 1907
15 309 Report before the Interstate Commerce Commission, Hope Cotton Oil Co., v. Texas & Pacific R'way Co. and St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern R'way Co., decided Jul. 8, 1907
15 310 Illinois Central Railroad, Kensington & Eastern RR Co., and Indiana & Kensington RR Co., and Chicago, Lake Shore & South Bend Rwy. Co., re: extending time for the completion of the railways, (Supplements , agreement, included) Sept. 10, 1907 Oct. 18, 1904
15 311 Illinois Central Railroad and Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern RR Co., re: Passenger station facilities, Springfield, Ill., Mar. 1, 1908
15 312 Illinois Central Railroad and Chicago, Cincinnati and Louisville RR Co., re: use of tracks between Riverdale, Ill., Kensington, Fordham and 43rd St., Chicago, Oct. 2, 1908
15 313 Illinois Central Railroad and Vandalia RR Co., re: joint use of tracks and facilities at Vandalia, Ill., Dec. 1, 1908
15 314 New Orleans Terminal Company, Illinois Central Railroad, et al., and Morgan's Louisiana and Texas Railroad and Steamship Co., re: joint use of tracks in and near New Orleans, May 17, 1909
15 315 Illinois Central Railroad and Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern, et al., re: reconstruction of train station, Louisville, KY, (2 copies) Aug. 14, 1909
15 316 Chicago and Northwestern Rwy Co., and Illinois Central Railroad, re: joint use of Passenger station, Sioux City, Iowa, Oct. 1, 1909
15 317 Yazoo & Mississippi Valley RR Co and Southern Rwy. Co. in Mississippi, re: joint use of certain tracks, Moorhead, Miss., Nov. 2, 1909
15 318 Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis, St. Louis Southwestern Railway Co., and The Missouri Pacific Railway Company, et al., Stock Transfer, May 24, 1910
15 319 Peoria & Pekin Union Rwy Co. and Illinois Central Railroad, re: Joint maintenance expenses at facilities at Peoria, Ill., (2 copies) Jun. 29, 1911
15 320 City of Kankakee, Illinois: Ordinance re: viaduct over the Illinois Central Railroad's tracks at Court St., Jul. 12, 1911
15 321 Illinois Central Railroad and Yazoo & Mississippi Valley RR Co., et al., re: reconstruction, etc. of Calhoun Street Passenger Station, Memphis, Tenn., Sept. 12, 1911
15 322 South Park Commissioners and Illinois Central Railroad, Re: lands and other matters in Chicago, Ill., (2 copies) Dec. 11, 1911
15 323 Illinois Central Railroad (Lessee of Chicago, St. Louis and New Orleans) and Liberty-White Railroad Company, re: joint use of tracks and facilities between South McComb and McComb, Miss., and use of passenger station at McComb, Miss., Jan. 2, 1912
15 324 Illinois Central Railroad and Lake Erie and Western RR Co., re: construction, use, etc., of passenger station at Paxton, Ill., Mar. 20, 1912
15 325 Illinois Central Railroad (Lessee of Chicago, St. Louis and New Orleans)and Alabama and Vicksburg Railway Company, re: cancellation of agreements, 1900 and 1904, and re: joint use of passenger station and facilities, Jackson, Miss. May 1, 1912
15 326 Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis, and Illinois Central Railroad et al., re: amendment of admission agreement of October 1, 1889, to accord with the opinion of the Supreme Court of the United States, Aug. 22, 1912
15 327 Illinois Central Railroad, Yazoo & Mississippi Valley RR Co., St. Louis & San Francisco RR Co., Kansas City, Memphis and Birmingham RR Co., and Birmingham Belt RR Co., trackage contract, [Amendment to contract, included] (2 copies of original and amendment) Mar. 8, 1913 Dec. 5, 1903
15 328 Illinois Central Railroad, Yazoo & Mississippi Valley RR Co., and New Orleans, Texas & Mexico Rwy Co., re: joint use of tracks and other facilities between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, La., Mar. 8, 1913
15 329 Illinois Central Railroad, Yazoo & Mississippi Valley RR Co., and New Orleans, Texas & Mexico Rwy Co., various agreements, 1913-1917
15 330 Reorganization Agreement between Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis and Proprietary Lines, (2 copies) Sept. 21, 1914
15 331 Illinois Central Railroad, Chicago Burlington & Quincy, Paducah and Illinois Railroads, and The Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway, re: transfer facilities between Metropolis and Brookport, Ill. and Paducah, Kentucky, (2 copies) Aug. 12, 1915
15 332 Illinois Central Railroad and Vandalia Railroad Co., and Terre Haute & Peoria RR Co., re: continuing use between Decatur Junction and Maroa, Ill., Feb. 17, 1916
15 333 Yazoo & Mississippi Valley RR Co., Illinois Central Railroad and New Orleans, Texas & Mexico Rwy Co., traffic agreement, Jun. 1, 1916
15 334 Illinois Central Railroad - letter between President Charles Markham and President J. S. Pyeatt, President, Gulf Coast Lines, re: Pullman Company sleeping cars, Mar. 26, 1917
15 335 Illinois Central Railroad and Union Pacific RR Co., Cancelling Agreement of Jan. 26, 1900 (attached), re: operation of passenger trains between Council Bluffs, Ia and Omaha, Neb., Apr. 1, 1921
15 336 Illinois Central Railroad and Peoria & Pekin Union Rwy Co., re: maintenance and operation of freight depot, Pekin, Ill., Aug. 1, 1923
15 337 Yazoo & Mississippi Valley RR Co. and Vicksburg, Shreveport & Pacific Rwy Co, and The Alabama & Vicksburg Rwy. Co., Indentures of Lease, Mar. 31, 1925
15 338 Illinois Central Railroad and Illinois Traction, Inc., re: joint use of tracks between Staleys and Champaign, Ill., Sept. 2, 1925
15 339 Illinois Central Railroad and Chicago, South Shore and South Bend RR, re: cancellation of agreement, and re: joint use of facilities between Randolph St. and Kensington, Chicago, May 25, 1912 Aug. 28, 1926
15 340 Illinois Central Railroad and Railway Express Agency, Inc., re: express operations, effective Mar. 1, 1929
 

Series 21: Military accounts, Jul. 1874-Mar.1903
IC 2.4

Lists in 2 folders of bills of lading, vouchers, and accounts forwarded to Quartermaster General, Washington, for settlement.

Box Folder
16 341 Letterpress Copybook of lists, 1874-1882
16 342 US Transportation, 1884-1903
 

Series 22: Miscellaneous papers concerning war settlements, 1861-1865; 1876
IC 2.41

About 15 letters in 15 folders, between Abraham Lincoln (not originals; handwritten copies), Simon Cameron, W.H.Osborn, and IC and War Dept. officials concerning government transportation, Apr.1861 -Feb. 1865. Includes memo and letter concerning settlements to U.S. Senators Henry Wilson (Massachusetts) and William A. Richardson (Illinois), Feb.1865. Also includes a few documents [printed] including Letter of E.M.Stanton, petition in U.S.Court of Claims, May 24,1876, Report of House Committee on the Judiciary, Senate Committee on Finance, etc.

Box Folder
16 343 Record of Army Service rendered by the Illinois Central Railroad, listing troops, munitions, etc., and freight shipped per month, Apr.-Oct. 1861
16 344 W.H. Osborn to U.S. Secretary of War Simon Cameron, , and reply, Apr. 26, 1861 May 2, 1861
16 345 U.S. Secretary of War Simon Cameron to W.H. Osborn, , and reply, Aug. 15, 1861 Aug. 17, 1861
16 346 W.H. Osborn to T.E. Walker, [written as 1861, with explanatory note] Feb. 22, 1862
16 347 A. Lincoln to Sec'y of War [Edwin M. Stanton], [2 copies] [all letters are handwritten copies] May 23, 1863
16 348 Montgomery C. Meigs, Quartermaster General, to Edwin M. Stanton and W.H. Osborn, and [2 copies of each letter] [all letters are handwritten copies] May 27, 1863 May 30, 1863
16 349 W.H. Osborn to Brigadier General Montgomery C. Meigs, Quartermaster General, ; and reply, [2 copies of each letter] [all letters are handwritten copies] Jun. 10, 1863 Jun. 15, 1863
16 350 Joseph F. Tucker to W.H. Osborn, [2 letters] Mar. 28, 1864
16 351 Receipt of packages from Centralia to Springfield, Ill., Jun 1864
16 352 Congressional investigation on land-grant railroads and transportation of troops and munitions, printed, 38th Congress, 2d session, Jan. 11, 1865
16 353 House Resolution, payments to Illinois Central Railroad, printed, 38th Congress, 2d session, Jan. 27, 1865
16 354 W.H. Osborn to Senator [William A.] Richardson [Illinois], Feb. 9, 1865
16 355 Memoranda and letter given to Senator [Henry] Wilson [Massachusetts] in Washington, Feb. 12, 1865
16 356 Communication from the Quartermaster General on land-grant railroads and transportation of troops and munitions, printed, 38th Congress, 2d session, Feb. 14, 1865
16 357 United States Court of Claims, Petition for claims by the IC, May 24, 1876
 

Series 23: Papers concerning taxes, 1862-1875
IC 2.42

About 50 letters, receipts, and papers accompanying payments to Internal Revenue office, 1862-75, including a few letters about taxes from Lyman Trumbull and others; in 3 folders. Includes U.S.Treasury Dept. circulars, 1862-66 [printed], and lists of foreign stockholders claiming refund of tax on dividends paid during Civil War, and legal papers concerned with suit, including affidavit of William Tracy for claim, 1862-66, Aug.22, 1871, and estimate of taxes on non-resident aliens, Feb.1863-Feb. 1866, memos and sundry other papers. Also includes returns by railroad, with taxes, 1865-67 [printed form]

Box Folder
16 358 Internal Revenue office: receipts, regulations, circulars, etc., (bulk ) 1862-1875 1862-1865
16 359 Internal Revenue office: Dividends forms and paperwork, ca. 1862-1875
16 360 Papers and lists re: Divident payments to non-resident aliens during the Civil War, 1862-1875
 

Series 24: Miscellaneous legal opinions, 1871-1889
IC 2.5


Box Folder
16 361 Opinion re: IC's authority to invest... [187?]
16 362 Opinion on D&SC lease, by James Grant, Jan.21,1871
16 363 Opinion on new Ill. laws, by Lyman Trumbull, Jun. 23,1871
16 364 Opinion re: Question as to the power of the IC, ca. Mar. 1872
16 365 Opinion on right of way and fate of deed of a deceased woman, statute of limitation, Sept. 25, 1872
16 366 Opinion on bond issues, by S.J.Tilden, Jan. 19, 1874
16 367 Opinion on bond issues, by William Tracy, Jan. 23, 1875
16 368 Opinion on bond issues, by Sanford, Robinson and Woodruff, Jan. 25, 1875
16 369 Opinion on bond issues, by James Emott, Jan. 26, 1875
16 370 Opinion on Chicago depot land purchase, by Lyman Trumbull, Jul. 21, 1875
16 371 Opinion on Peoria and Oquawka agreement, by William Tracy, May 17, 1876
16 372 Opinion on Morris and Essex Railroad trust deed, by James Emott, Dec. 18, 1878
16 373 Opinion on bond issues, by B.F.Ayer, Oct. 29, 1879
16 374 Opinion on bond issues, by James Emott, Jun. 18, 1880
16 375 Opinion on tax liability and powers of substitution, by B.F.Ayer,
16 376 Opinion on rate fixing, by B.F.Ayer, Mar. 12, 1881 Oct.1880, Oct.1882
16 377 Opinion on rate fixing, by Lyman Trumbull, Mar. 17, 1881
16 378 Opinion on Chicago, St. Louis, & New Orleans RR (CStL&NO) lease, by James Emott, Apr.4, 1882
16 379 Opinion on CStL&NO lease, by Ashbel Green, Apr.10, 1882
16 380 Opinion on CStL&NO lease, by C.M.DaCosta, Apr. 17, 1882
16 381 Opinion on CStL&NO lease, by James Emott, [prtd.] Feb. 10, 1883
16 382 Opinion on rate fixing, by B.F.Ayer and C.A.Seward, [prtd.] Feb. 1889
 

Series 25: Outline of procedures, Legal Dept., [n.d.]
IC 2.51


Box Folder
17 383 Letterpress copy book, [Only a few pages used, barely legible] [n.d.]
 

Series 26: Miscellaneous legal papers, 1853-1922
IC 2.6

Agreements, briefs, opinions, decisions, acts, leases, and mortgages (printed, typescript, and manuscript), in 24 folders, concerning both the IC and its related companies. B&O documents include: IC v. B&O, Brief and argument for appellee; Arguments for appellant by B.F.Ayer, and by J.M.Hamilton; Abstract of record; Brief and reply for appellee; Argument on behalf of appellee by J.N.Jewett; Opinion by Judge Kirk Hawes, in Illinois Appellate Court, Oct.1886; and B&O v. IC, argument for appellee by B.F.Ayer, in Ill. Appellate Court, Oct.1889. Mortgages include: Y&MV and CA&N to Stuyvesant Fish and W. J. Mauriac, Dec.1,1884; IC to J.W.Alsop, William Tracy, and W.H.Osborn, Feb.1.1864; Dubuque and Dakota to J.A.Roosevelt, May 1 1879; Peoria & Pekin Union to Central Trust Co., New York, Mar.9,1886. Agreements not mentioning the IC include: L&N, CO&SW and Elizabethtown, Lexington and Big Sandy Railroad for Cecilia Branch, Dec.28,1881; with C.P.Huntington, Newport News & Mississippi Valley Co., Nov.27,1893; and between StLA&TH and Belleville and Carondelet, July 6,1897. Letters include copy from T.D.Lincoln concerning Cobb, Blasdell & Co. claim case, June 1876; and the agreement of the ratification of the consolidation of the Mississippi Central and the Mississippi Central & Tennessee railroad companies, Jun. 30, 1859.
See also Series 2.37, Contracts with rail lines, for other documents of this nature.

Box Folder
17 384 Act to prohibit corporations from interposing the defence of usury in any action, Feb. 11,1853
17 385 Adams, Wirt v. Y&MV, in U.S.Supreme Court, Oct.1896
17 386 Appellants' argument, American Emigrant Co. v. Isabella M.Long et al., Iowa Supreme Court, Oct.1897
17 387 Appointment of agent for recovery of iron rails purchased in England, Apr.6, 1854
17 388 Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O), agreements and briefs, 1886-1889
17 389 Belleville City Railway, Act to incorporate, (typewritten) Feb.25,1867
17 390 Cairo trustees Taylor and Parsons v. I C, in U.S.Circuit Court, points for defendant, [n.d.]
17 391 D&SC agreement, , with a few letters; D&SC and IC v. A.W.Richmond and John Jackson, defend- ants, (in U.S.Supreme Court, Oct.1873) Jan.20,1888 1874
17 392 D&D Bridge, Act to incorporate, , and letters, [n.d.] 1887-1901
17 393 Hyde Park ordinance granting right of way to The South Chicago, Apr.3, 1882
17 394 Illinois, State of, vs. IC, in the Circuit Court, LaSalle County: Oral Argument of J.M. Dickinson in Behalf of Defendant upon the Demurrer, at Ottawa, Illinois, Oct. 8-10, 1907
18 395 Illinois Central agreement with Kuhn, Loeb & Co. and Vermilye & Co, for sale of bonds, May 11,1897
18 396 Illinois Central, Answer of, before the Board of Railroad and Warehouse Commissioners, to Complaint of Ira F. Palmer, of Onarga, for alleged overcharges on freight Nov. 11, 1880
18 397 Illinois Central v. Tennessee Railroad Commission, brief for plaintiff by James Fentress, Jan.1883 [?]
18 398 Interstate Commerce Commission, Memo in the matter of passenger tariffs and rate-wars, Jan.25,1889
18 399 McDonald, William F., vs. IC and the Chicago & North-Western Railway Company, in the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, Brief and Argument for the Illinois Central Railroad Company, Mar. 1898
18 400 Mississippi Railroad Commission v. IC, in U.S.Supreme Court, , and notes of argument of James Fentress, Oct.1884 Apr.10,1884
18 401 Mortgages, various, 1864-1922
18 402 Mound City Railroad act of incorporation, Feb.12.1855
18 403 Newark, Somerset and Straitsville and Sandusky, Mansfield and Newark railroads to B&O, Lease of, , and ratification of lease, Dec.l5,1871 Jan. 10,1872
18 404 Peoria and Oquawka contracts and agreements with IC (including foldout map), Jan.31,1857
18 405 Sioux City and St.Paul, agreement and supplemental contract, Jan.24.1878
18 406 Agreements, various, not with the IC, 1881-1897
18 407 Letters, miscellaneous and unidentified, 1859-1913
 

Series 27: Papers concerning MC (Michigan Central) litigation, 1860's, 1893-1894
IC 2.61

One volume of statements regarding the use of the road from Calumet to Chicago, and various ms. and printed documents of statements in the 1860's and from 1893-94. The documents include agreements as to use of passenger station, with map, Apr.10,l894, and in relation to exchange of certain lands in Chicago, Dec.1,1893 [printed]; Existing contracts between the MC and IC with the terms of submission, etc., 1860 [printed]; and contracts, Dec.28,1863 and Feb.25,1864, and receipt for settlement of claims in account of Joliet and Northern Indiana Railroad, Dec.28,1863.

Box Folder
19 408 Statements and replies in reference to the compensation for the use of the road of the IC from Calumet to Chicago by the MC. Boston, Geo.C.Rand & Avery, .(1v.,prtd.; 2 copies) 1860
19 409 Statements, 's and 1860 1893-1894
 

Series 28: Papers concerning CF&M (Cedar Falls & Minnesota Railroad) litigation, 1865-1890
IC 2.62

Includes the following printed documents: In Ia. District Court, Dubuque, D&SC v. CF&M: Affidavits of A.G.Hackstaff, S.H.Olin, Stuyvesant Fish, J.K.Graves, E.T. Jeffery, J.C .Welling, W. J.Knight, J.P.Farley, J.S.Kennedy, M.K. Jesup, J.M. Douglas and E.P.Skene, Jan.-Feb.1888; Plaintiff's petition and proofs, and amended petition [n.d.]; Statement of facts, and further statement on behalf of the plaintiff [n.d.]; Suggestions in aid of the plaintiff's case, by C.A.Seward, 1887; Answer of defendant, and amendment, Jan.1888, and amendment to plaintiff's answer; Testimony on behalf of defendants, Mar.-May 1888, and answer of the defendant; Deposition of J.S.Kennedy, Mar. 1888. In Ia. Supreme Court, D&SC v. CF&M: Brief for plaintiff, 1888; Appellant's abstract of record. In U.S.Circuit Court, Ill., D&SC v. M.K.Jesup, G.J.Forrest and CF&M: Cross-bill [n.d.]; Argument on behalf of M.K.Jesup in bill, M.K.Jesup v. IC [n.d.]; Statement and argument in behalf of IC and D&SC by J.N.Jewett, 1890; Argument for IC by B.F.Ayer, 1890; Testimony taken on behalf of M.K.Jesup and brief of F.B.Daniels on behalf of plaintiff. In U.S.Circuit Court, Iowa, M.K. Jesup and C.J.Forrest v. D&SC and IC: Petition and amended petition [n.d.] In U.S. Circuit court. N.Y., E.C.Woodruff v. D&SC: Bill of complaint, 1887. Miscellaneous: D&SC meeting of directors and Executive Committee, Nov.25,1887; Extracts from letter-books relating to the lease of CF&M by D&SC and IC [Mar.1888?]; Memo regarding D&P, and abstract of letters, 1865-68; Copy of records of CF&M Board of directors, 1864-1876; Letter from C.A.Seward about case, Nov.16,1887 [not prtd.], and sundry other papers. In 14 folders.
Arranged chronologically.
Three documents are also available on microfilm: Extracts from Minute Book A... from the D&SC v. CF&M, 1865-1868 documents (folder 410); Copy of records of CF&M Board of directors, 1864-1876 (folder 416); and Deposition of J.S.Kennedy, Mar. 1888 in District Court, Dubuque County, Iowa (folder 420).

Box Folder
20 410 D&SC v. CF&M, plaintiff's petition and proofs. Stuyvesant Fish's copies, 1865-1868
20 411 1866
20 412 1867
20 413 1868
20 414 Plaintiff's petitions and proofs, 1868-1887
20 415 1869
20 416 Copy of records of CF&M Board of directors, 1864-1876, 1876
20 417 1886
20 418 1887
20 419 Appellant's Abstract of Record, 1887
20 420 1888
21 421 1889
21 422 1890
21 423 Argument for the ICRR, 1890
 

Series 29: Papers concerning Chicago Burlington &Northern (CB&N) litigation, 1886-1889
IC 2.63


Box Folder
21 424 In Ill. Supreme Court, IC v. CB&N. Abstract of record, preliminary materials, Sept.1886
21 425-427 In Ill. Supreme Court, IC v. CB&N. Abstract of record, Sept.1886
22 428 In Ill. Supreme Court, IC v. CB&N. Argument for appellant Sept.1886
22 429 In Ill. Supreme Court, IC v. CB&N. Points and authorities, and argument for appellant, by B.F.Ayer (2 volumes) Sept.1886
22 430 In Ill. Supreme Court, IC v. CB&N. Brief and argument for appellant by J.N.Jewett, Sept. 1886
22 431 In Ill. Supreme Court, IC v. CB&N. Abstract of record and opinion of Judge Mulkey, Sept.1887
22 432 Indenture/Agreement with IC, Feb.25,1889
 

Series 30: Confiscated coal claims, Jan. 1904-Apr. 1909
IC 2.64

Record by date of coal reclaims; in 1 volume.

Box Folder
22 433 Jan. 1904-Apr. 1909
 

Series 31: Map of Cairo City property, and catalogue of lots comprised in the first plat of the City of Cairo, Ill., July 1853
IC 2.65

In 1 printed volume.

Box Folder
22 434 Map of Cairo City property, and catalogue of lots comprised in the first plat of the City of Cairo, Ill., July 1853
 

Series 32: Prospectuses, Cairo, Ill., , 1856 1857
IC 2.66

Prospectuses issued by trustees of Cairo property, in 2 volumes.

Box Folder
22 435 v. 1, Prospectus, 1856
22 436 v. 2, Prospectus, 1857
 

Series 33: Agreements and deeds relating to Cairo property, 1851-1878
IC 2.67

In 1 volume, agreements and deeds relating to Cairo property, and extracts from charter and ordinances of the City of Cairo, 1851-1878.

Box Folder
22 437 Agreements and deeds relating to Cairo property, 1851-1878
 

Series 34: Chicago lake front cases, 1852-1900
IC 2.7

In 36 folders: Agreements, petitions, court cases, briefs, statements, and opinions, all regarding the questions of ownerships and rights of the Chicago lands along the shore of Lake Michigan. The rights of the IC Railroad Company over the lands was contested by individuals as well as by the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois.
Arranged chronologically.
Note: for further legal documents and maps concerning this topic, see Graff Collection, Graff 2082; and maps Graff *678, *1800, *2080, and *4301 (vault map case).
Note: Two maps were removed from this subseries and cataloged separately:
1.) Map of Chicago and the Suburbs, Rufus Blanchard, 1892. Call No.: Illinois Central map 6F oG4104 .C6 1892 .B5
2.) Map of Chicago Lakefront, originally attached to the B.F. Ayer report entitled, "Opinion as to rights of the IC on the Lake Front, Dec. 13, 1884". Manuscript, 1885. Call No.: Illinois Central MS map 2F oG4104 .C6P3 1885 .I5

Box Folder
22 438 Petition against ordinances granting right of way, [n.d.]
22 439 Lists of land grant lands in Cook Co., [n.d.]
22 440 Suggestions for a defense...restarining the IC from building wharves in the harbour [n.n.] [n.d., 1867?]
22 441 Chicago ordinance on lake front, Jun. 14, 1852, with letters from City Clerk, and agreement with city, Mar. 28, 1853
22 442 Agreement signed by Stephen A.Douglas for right of way, and two receipts also signed by Douglas, July 1852
22 443 IC resolution on the Chicago ordinance on lake front, with letter from City Clerk, Sept. 1852
22 444 Petition of R.B.Mason for culverts, Jul. 5, 1853
22 445 Letter concerning sand bar claim from N.P.Stewart, (photostatic copy) Jul. 22, 1857
22 446 Bound volume entitled "Lake Front": Statement to the Attorney General and Opinion of Judge B. R. Curtis, 1870; Statement re: Docks and Wharves in the outer harbor, , and two senate reports, 1871 1881
22 447 Contracts with other rail lines re: use of Chicago depot and vicinity, with maps, 1872-1877
22 448 Maps, ca. 1873-1892
22 449 Before the General Land Office, brief of Lyman Trumbull in the matter of the application of G.F.Blanchard, Willis Drummond, et al., 1877
22 450 Report of the present status of the claims of the IC to the lake front, [a.k.a. "The Lake Front Steal of 1869"] by the Ill. Anti-Monopoly League, [publication no.1) Nov.1881
22 451 Annual reports on the improvements of the harbors of Chicago and Calumet, Lake Michigan and the Ill. river... in charge of G. J.Lydecker and W.H.H.Benyaurd, being appendices of the annual reports of the Chief of engineers, (5 pamphlets) 1882-1886
23 452 Letter from Secretary of War on Encroachments upon the harbor of Chicago, (House doc.) (2 copies) Feb.13,1882
23 453 Opinion as to rights on the lake front, by John N.Jewett, Dec. 10, 1884
23 454 Opinion as to rights of the IC on the Lake Front, by B.F.Ayer, Dec. 13, 1884
23 455 Questions to J.C.Welling by Stuyvesant Fish on costs, Dec. 1884- Jan. 1885
23 456 Newsclippings, , 1885 1887
23 457 U.S. Circuit Court, Northern Ill., The People of the State of Ill. v. IC: Statement and argument for IC, and supplement, by John N.Jewett, 1887
23 458 U.S. Circuit Court, Northern Ill., The People of the State of Ill. v. IC: Brief on behalf of the City of Chicago, by Melville W.Fuller, 1887
23 459 U.S. Circuit Court, Northern Ill., The People of the State of Ill. v. IC: Points and authorities, and brief, by Lyman Trumbull, 1887
23 460 U.S. Circuit Court, Northern Ill., The People of the State of Ill. v. IC: Suggestions for the state, and Brief on behalf of the state, by Williams & Thompson, 1887
23 461 U.S. Circuit Court, Northern Ill., The People of the State of Ill. v. IC: Argument for the IC, and Argument for respondent, by B.F.Ayer, and 1887 1895
23 462 U.S. Circuit Court, Northern Ill., The People of the State of Ill. v. IC: Brief on behalf of the state,and Amended information (2 copies), by U.S. Attorney General George Hunt, 1887
23 463 U.S. Circuit Court, Northern Ill., The People of the State of Ill. v. IC: Brief on corporate powers involved, and Validity of the Lake Front Act, by J.K.Edsall, 1887
23 464 U.S. Circuit Court, Northern Ill., The People of the State of Ill. v. IC: Brief for the US., and Information, by William G.Ewing, 1887
23 465 U.S. Circuit Court, Northern Ill., The People of the State of Ill. v. IC: Argument for the people, by Alexander S.Bradley, 1887
23 466 U.S. Circuit Court, Northern Ill., The People of the State of Ill. v. IC: Amendment to Answer, and Stipulation as to Affidavits of John M. Adair and James P. Root, and Transcript of House Journal, Jun. 30, 1887
23 467 U.S. Circuit Court, Northern Ill., The People of the State of Ill. v. IC: Opinion of Mr. Justice Harlan, Feb. 23, 1888 Cook Co. Circuit Court, IC v. City of Chicago: Bill in chancery for original injunction, 1891
23 468 Cook County Circuit Court: Illinois Central vs. the City of Chicago, Bill in Chancery for Original Injunction, 1891
23 469 Ill. Supreme Court, IC v. City of Chicago: Petition for re- hearing by James Fentress, 1891
23 470 Ill. House bill, Act to provide compromise and settlement of the matters in controversy between the state of Ill., the city of Chicago, and the IC, in relation to certain lands, May 1891
23 471 U.S.Supreme Court, IC v. People of the State of Ill., Oct. 1892: Petition by IC, and supplemental petition for rehearing; Suggestions in opposition to motion for mandates; Brief for appellant, by B.F.Ayer; Opinion by Mr. Justice Field, (6 printed documents) Dec.1892
23 472 Document on Lake Front park, 1895
23 473 U.S.Supreme Court, IC v. Chicago. : Brief on behalf of plaintiff in error by B.F.Ayer; People of the State of Ill. v. IC and City of Chicago, ; Brief on behalf of IC by B.F.Ayer and J.N.Jewett. (2 printed documents) Oct.1899 Oct. 1900
 

Series 35: Papers concerning the T. B. Valentine Scrip Case, 1875-1877
IC 2.71 and IC +2.71 [oversized volumes]

Documents in 1 folder [regular size] and two volumes [oversized], certified by General Land Office, with maps, including letters about Chicago lake front lands, Oct.1824-Mar.1870, and claim of T.B.Valentine, Mar.1874, with Supreme Court decision, acts of Congress, decisions of General Land Office, etc.

Box Folder
24 474 Arguments of [Henry] Beard, [Lyman] Trumbull, & [Joseph F.] Bonfield, Before the Commissioner of the General Land Office, [Three printed documents, bound together] Dec. 13, 1877
 

Series 36:


Volume
+ 1 Maps, correspondence and papers in reference to locations under Valentine sarip, by Gray, Britton & Drummond, on ...and by G.F.Blanchard, on 5 July 1875 26 July 1875
+ 2 Statement of Messrs. Britton & Gray, in relations to Valentine Scrip location...and additional papers in reference to title of Illinois Central Railroad Company to same fractional section, ca. Dec. 22, 1876
 

Series 37: Circulars, 1853-1908
IC 2.8

37 Scrapbooks of circulars from the offices of the general superintendent, general freight dept., auditor of passenger receipts, general agent, passenger dept., second vice-president, president, chief engineer, general manager, purchasing agent, roadmaster, traffic dept., local treasurer, etc., concerning personnel changes, policy changes, rules for operation, station names, etc., for the IC, Y&MV and other roads. Occasionally also contains correspondence, blank forms, reports, legal announcements from newspapers, and newsclippings. Vols. 24-28, Feb.1889-Jan.1903, are for foreign lines only; i.e., Eastern, Southern and non-IC Midwestern railroads in the U.S. The Joint Rate Committee circulars (vols. 30-31) also include articles of agreement and circulars for Western Associated Railways, Western Passenger Assoc., South-Western Passenger Assoc., Southern Railway and Steamship Assoc., Live Stock Weighing Assoc., Joint Rate Inspection Bureau, Chicago and Ohio River Traffic Assoc., and others. The Circulars for Southern Lines (vol. 37) are primarily from the Mississippi Central and the CStL&NO lines. Volumes 34-36 are mostly duplicates. Some dates in volumes overlap.

Box Folder
24 475-476 Vol. 1: Illinois Central RR, and loose materials from volume, 1858-1873
24 477-478 Vol. 2: Illinois Central RR, and loose materials from volume, 1873-1878
24 479-480 Vol. 3: Illinois Central RR, and loose materials from volume, 1876-1885
25 481 Vol. 4, Illinois Central RR and other lines, including New York Weekly Financial Report, Lawrence Brothers & Co., 1877, 1876-1887
25 482-483 Vol. 5, Illinois Central RR Circulars from H. Tucker, and loose materials from volume, 1879-1884
25 484 Vol. 6, Illinois Central RR, Circulars from H. Tucker, 1885-1887
26 485 Vol. 7, Illinois Central and Yazoo & Mississippi Valley (Y&MV) RR's, 1889-1893
26 486 Vol. 8, Illinois Central RR, 1889-1891
27 487-488 Vol. 9, Illinois Central RR, Circulars of A.W. Sullivan, General Superintendant, and loose materials from volume, 1890-1896
27 489 Vol. 10, Illinois Central RR, 1891-1892
28 490-491 Vol. 11, Illinois Central RR, and loose materials from volume, 1894-1897
28 492-493 Vol. 12, Illinois Central RR and other lines, and loose materials from volume, 1894-1897
29 494 Vol. 13, Illinois Central and Yazoo & Mississippi Valley RRs, 1895-1896
29 495-496 Vol. 14, Illinois Central RR, Illinois Central RR, Circulars of A.W. Sullivan, General Superintendant, and loose materials from volume, 1896-1900
30 497 Vol. 15, Illinois Central RR, 1897-1900
30 498 Vol. 16, Illinois Central RR, Yazoo & Mississippi Valley, and other lines, 1897-1900
31 499 Vol. 17, Illinois Central RR and other lines, 1897-1900
31 500 Vol. 18, Illinois Central RR, 1898-1900
32 501 Vol. 19, Illinois Central and Yazoo & Mississippi Valley RRs, 1900-1902
32 502-503 Vol. 20, Illinois Central and Yazoo & Mississippi Valley RRs, and loose materials from volume, 1900-1903
32 504-505 Vol. 21, Illinois Central RR, and loose materials from volume, 1901-1904
33 506 Vol. 22, Illinois Central RR, 1902-1913
33 507 Vol. 23, Illinois Central RR, 1904-1906
34 508-510 Vols. 24-26, Foreign Roads, 1889-1898
35 511-512 Vols. 27-28, Foreign Roads, 1898-1903
35 513 Vol. 29, Central Traffic Assoc. reports, proceedings and circulars, (looseleaf book; disbound) Jul.-Sept.1889
35 514-515 Vols. 30-31, Joint Rate Committee circulars concerning rates, proceedings of meetings, and freight tariffs, (looseleaf books; disbound) Jan. 1889-Oct.1890
36 516 Vol. 32, Western Freight Association proceedings and circulars, (looseleaf book; disbound) Jan.-Aug. 1889
36 517 Vol. 33, Western States Passenger Association agreement and circulars, (looseleaf book; disbound) 1889-1891
36 518 Vol. 34, Illinois Central RR, (duplicate) 1892-1897
37 519-520 Vols. 35-36, Illinois Central RR, (duplicates) 1897-1908
38 521 Vol. 37, Southern Lines, (including one for ) Apr.1876-Mar.1890 Apr, 1853
 

Series 38: William K.Ackerman's scrapbooks, 1780-1905
IC +2.81 and IC +2.81 Index

18 oversize volumes of personal scrapbooks from IC president William K. Ackerman. Vol. 1 includes many family items concerning ancestors, and some newspaper clippings, social events, an announcement of slave sales, 1858, passports, and many autographs; also a letter in verse from Joseph Kirkland; Vols.2-5 are mostly Chicago newspaper clippings, about 1883-92 (Vol. 5 is primarily newsclippings, cartoons, portraits, and some postage stamps); Vols. 6-8 are mostly about Chicago World's Fair, 1893; and Vols. 9-17 cover 1893-1905. Also includes an index to the scrapbooks, ca. 1905, at end of series.

Volume
+1 Family items and other mementos, 1859
+2-5 Chicago newspapers, 1883-1892
+6-8 Worlds Columbian Exposition, 1890-1893
+9-17 Newsclippings and other mementos, 1893-1905
+18 Index
 

Series 39: Newspaper clippings, 1871-1936
IC 2.9

20 volumes of scrapbooks, including clippings about the IC and other roads, legislation, obituaries, tariffs, printed booklets, photographs, and occasional ephemera. Volumes 1-13 are based on certain regions or subjects, e.g. New Orleans papers, Iowa papers, Chicago Lakefront cases, Cairo bridge, the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 and the new Chicago passenger terminal, IC business in Mexico and South America, etc. They are of unknown authorship.
Volumes 14-20 are scrapbooks of James T.Tait, an IC claims agent based in Dubuque, Iowa, ca. 1871-1915. Tait glued materials into regular books to make his scrapbooks. Topics include local Dubuque-area interests, current events, and political conventions (for example,Volumes 15-16 cover the Chicago Democratic National Convention of 1884). Occasionally there are poems, invitations, photographs and other ephemeral items. Volume 14 includes three cabinet card photographs of saddles, a commencement announcement for Wheeler County High School, 1907, and printed timetables for the Denver and Rio Grande System, 1906, and the Colorado & Southern, 1905. In addition, there are two travel booklets by A.J. Wells: The Yosemite Valley of California (San Francisco, Southern Pacific, 1905); and The New Nevada: What it is and What it is to Be: The Era of Irrigation and the Day of Opportunity (San Francisco, Southern Pacific, 1905). Volume 17 includes a picture postcard of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1908 (damaged); a train pass for Mr. and Mrs. Tait on the Maine Central Railroad, a newspaper article on Tait's political scrapbooks, a schedule for the Convention of Association of Railway Claim Agents in Detroit, May 1909, a pressed flower and American Flag, and some poetry clipped from newspapers. Volume 18 includes pamphlets, "Railway Insolvencies and Railway Rates," by H.P.Robinson and H.R.Hobart, 1894, and "The Relations between the Surgical and Claims Departments of Railroads," by L.L.Losey, 1908; and a few clippings from the Amboy newspaper, 1871, church sermons and bulletins (1st Congregational Church of Dubuque), news of a train wreck, May 28, 1899, and a memorial pamphlet for Mrs. Tait, 1849-1895. Volume19 includes pamphlets by J.F.Merry on "Passenger Fares in Ia." [n.d.] and "Transportation, Address at Ames, Ia.," 1907, a timetable of "Colorado Special Excursions", 1906, vacation souvenirs and postcards, a badge, ticket, etc. for the Democratic State Convention in Waterloo, Iowa; and a booklet, "Reunion of Old Time Railway Men of Iowa," May 1908. Volume 20 includes many circulars on Southern lines, 1874-78, clippings on the convention in Chicago, and a few clippings on the sinking of the Lusitania.

Box Folder
39 522-523 Vol. 1, New Orleans Papers, and loose material from volume (including a printed booklet, The Review of the Commerce of New Orleans, 1877), (ca.) 1877-1883
39 524 Vol. 2, Iowa and Illinois papers, including a picture of the Hyde Park Station, May 1882, ca. 1878-Nov. 1882
39 525 Vol. 3, general, May 1885-Nov. 1890
40 [526] Vol. 4, general, (in phase box) Nov. 1882-Dec. 1887
41 527 Vol. 5, Lake Front, Aug. 1885-May 1891
41 528 Vol. 6, World's Columbian Exposition, Lake Front, etc., Jun. 1890-Nov. 1896
41 529 Vol. 7, World's Columbian Exposition traffic, Lake Front, business in Mexico and South America, Feb. 1890-Jun. 1892
42 530 Vol. 8, Cairo Bridge, and miscellany, 1890-1898
42 531 Vol. 9, Lake Front, Jul.-Dec. 1890
43 532 Vol. 10, Lake Front, Jan.-Jul. 1891
43 533 Vol. 11, Lake Front, Aug.-Dec. 1891
43 534 Vol. 12, Lake Front, Jan.-Jul. 1892
44 [535] Vol. 13, Various newspapers from London, New York, New Orleans, etc., (in phase box) 1891-1936
45 536 Vol. 14, Tait scrapbook, 1885-1911
45 537 Vols 15-16, Tait scrapbooks, 1884
45 538 Vol. 17, Tait scrapbook, 1908-1910
46 539 Vol. 18, Tait scrapbook, 1899-1908
46 540 Vol. 19, Tait scrapbook, 1906-1908
46 541 Vol. 20, Tait scrapbook, 1908-1915
 

Series 40: Papers used in preparing histories, 1894-1901
IC 2.91

6 folders of items: Correspondence, notes, essays, summaries, and blueprints that were created and collected by William R. Head, IC Personal Injury Agent, ca. 1894, and Historical Compiler, ca. 1897-1901. Primarily consists of remembrances and biographical notes of Incorporators and early administrators of the IC, including Robert Rantoul, George Griswold, William K. Ackerman, John F.A. Sanford, Thomas William Ludlow, and Mason Brayman. Also includes a few remembrances of laborers such as machinist J.B. Adams, and anecdotes about events such as the original incorporation and Lincoln's work as a lawyer for the company. Remembrances also include a letter from J.F.Duncombe about IaF&SC land grant, town names in Ia., etc., and copies of D&P annual report, Dec.31.1857, and report of G.W.Smith to Robert Benson & Co. on D&P affairs, Sept.5,1857, and letter of mayor of Dubuque to the President of the United States and the Postmaster-General concerning the Galena Packet Co. and river transportation, petitions for a bridge, and sundry other papers on Ia. lines including lists of officers and directors. Some items in the series seem incongruous to the papers for preparing histories, such as the list of surgeons in the IC department, and the names of IC employees used as marshalls during the July 1894 strike (also known as the "Debs Rebellion"). It is assumed that these items were collected by Head in his previous position as Personal Injury Agent for the railroad.

Box Folder
47 542 List of surgeons, (2 copies) Jun. 1,1894
47 543 1894 Pullman strike-lists of guards sworn in as U.S. deputy marshalls, Jul. 10-19, 1894
47 544 Remembrances, biographical sketches and notes, ca. 1897-1898
47 545 Correspondence to W.R. Head, 1897-1901
47 546 Blueprint maps, Growth of the Illinois Central Railroad by decades, 1851-1897
47 547 Pamphlet, The Development of the Material Resources of the State of Mississippi, letter to R.B.Fulton from Stuyvesant Fish, [prtd., 2 copies] May 28,1901

Record Group 4: Minutes, Board Papers, 1850-1972
IC 3

This record group covers much more than minutes of the various governing boards of the Illinois Central. It also contains historical items, ephemeral items, maps, and some personnel information.
 

Series 1: Minute Books, 1879-1972
IC +3.1

Minutes of meetings of the board of directors, 1879-1972 (lacking 1852-part of 1879, and 1894-1900); and of Executive Committee, 1852-1972. 45 volumes of minutes, with 23 additional volumes of indexes (see scope note below for more information). There are multiple copies of the minutes from the 1950's-1970's. Meetings of directors were held in New York, with a few in Chicago and Centralia, Illinois. Stockholder meeting minutes, originally intended to be in this series, are lacking altogether.
Minute books are purported to contain the following (according to the Mohr Guide, 1951): ACTS: to U.S.Trust Co., New York, July 21,1886, Mar. 31, 1888, Jun. 1 and Sept. 1, 1892, Dec. 28, 1893, and Aug. 20, 1902, and to U.S. Trust Co. and J.E.Williamson, June 30,1904, and further assurance of Mar. 30, 1903 in respect to mortgage of Aug. 10, 1874. LEASES: of Cairo property, July 18,1872; of CStL&NO, May 1882 (with opinion of Judge James Emott, Feb. 1883), and Aug. 20, 1902; of D&SC, Jan. 20, 1888 (with statement of arbitrators on property leased, Nov. l887), Jan. 21, 1885, Jun. 25, 1900 and Oct. 19, 1904; of Memphis division of CStL&NO, Apr. 4, 1889; of Ec. 29, 1903 [some printed.]. AGREEMENTS: Inter-tenant agreement between Southern Illinois and Missouri Bridge Co., the St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern, the St. Louis Southwestern, the Chicago and Eastern Illinois and the IC, Nov. l, 1901, and collateral agreement with MoPac, Nov. l, l90l; with Terminal Railroad Assoc. of St. Louis and the Southern Railway Co., C&A, CB&Q, MKT, Dec. 15, 1902, and mortgage to Central Trust Co., New York, and William Taussig, Dec. 15, 1902; with Y&MV, St. Louis and San Francisco, Kansas City, Memphis and Birmingham and the Birmingham Belt, Dec. 5, 1903 [some printed]. DEEDS: of New Orleans Belt to CStL&NO, Oct. 1886, and deed of conveyance of F.P. and Alice S.Voorhees to IC, Sept. l9, 1900. MISCELLANEOUS: Letter of president to directors concerning rate agreement, Feb. 19, 1889 [printed]; Code of rules for conducting business of IC, Dec. 16, 1889 [printed].

Volume
+1 Board of Directors, Minutes, No. 3, 1879-1888
+2 Board of Directors, Minutes, No. 4, 1888-1894
+3 Board of Directors, Minutes, No. 6, 1900-1905
+4 Board of Directors, Minutes, No. 7, 1905-1912
+5 Board of Directors, Minutes, No. 8, 1912-1913
+6 Board of Directors, Minutes, No. 9a, 1913-1918
+7 Board of Directors, Minutes, No. 9b, 1918-1923
+8 Board of Directors, Minutes, No. 9c, 1923-1926
+9 Board of Directors, Minutes, No. 10, 1926-1934
+10 Board of Directors, Minutes, No. 11, 1934-1941
+11 Board of Directors, Minutes, No. 12, 1941-1947
+12 Board of Directors, Minutes, No. 13, 1947-1949
+13 Board of Directors, Minutes, No. 14, 1949-1950
+14 Board of Directors, Minutes, No. 15, 1951
+15 Board of Directors, Minutes, No. 16, 1951-1952
+16 Board of Directors, Minutes, No. 17, 1952
+17 Board of Directors, Minutes, No. 18, 1953-1954
+18 Board of Directors, Minutes, No. 19, 1954-1955
+19 Board of Directors, Minutes, No. 20, 1955-1957
+20 Board of Directors, Minutes, No. 21, 1957-1959
+21 Board of Directors, Minutes, No. 22, 1959-1962
+22 Board of Directors, Minutes, No. 23, (2 copies) 1963-1966
+23 Board of Directors, Minutes, No. 24, (2 copies) 1966-1969
+24 Board of Directors, Minutes, No. 25, (2 copies) 1970-1972
+25 Executive Committee, Minutes, 1852
+26 Executive Committee, Minutes, 1853-1858
+27 Executive Committee, Minutes, 1857-1860
+28 Executive Committee, Minutes, 1857-1861
+29 Executive Committee, Minutes, 1858-1886
+30 Executive Committee, Minutes, 1886-1889
+31 Executive Committee, Minutes, 1857-1863
+32 Executive Committee, Minutes, No. 1, 1910-1912
+33 Executive Committee, Minutes, No. 2, 1912-1913
+34 Executive Committee, Minutes, No. 3a, 1913-1917
+35 Executive Committee, Minutes, No. 3b, 1917-1919
+36 Executive Committee, Minutes, No. 4, 1919-1921
+37 Executive Committee, Minutes, No. 4a, 1922-1924
+38 Executive Committee, Minutes, No. 4b, 1924-1927
+39 Executive Committee, Minutes, No. 5, 1927-1931
+40 Executive Committee, Minutes, No. 5a, 1931-1940
+41 Executive Committee, Minutes, No. 6, 1940-1952
+42 Executive Committee, Minutes, No. 7, 1952-1954
+43 Executive Committee, Minutes, No. 8, 1954
+44 Executive Committee, Minutes, No. 9, (2 copies) 1955-1969
+45 Executive Committee, Minutes, No. 10, (2 copies) 1970-1972
 

Series 2: Index to minutes, 1852-1952
IC +3.1 Index

23 oversize volumes of indexes by personal name and subject showing date and page. Volumes 1-2 may be a digest to all minutes of meetings of stockholders, directors, executive, and other committees: A-L is 200 pages, M-S is 125 pages (outer spine reads M-Z, but index stops after S). Volumes 3-13 are Digests of Record of Board of Directors minutes; Volumes 14-17 are unidentified early alphabetical indexes (2 runs) labeled "Index to Vols. 1-3"; Volumes 18-22 are Digests of Record of Executive Committee minutes. Volume 23 is a miscellaneous index found in Series IC 3.4, Papers Accompanying Board Minutes.

Volume
+1 All Minutes (?), Index, A-L, 1857-1907
+2 All Minutes (?), Index, M-S, 1886-1907
+3 Board of Directors, Digest of Record, No. 1, 1852-1864
+4 Board of Directors, Digest of Record, No. 2, 1864-1879
+5 Board of Directors, Digest of Record, [n.n.], 1872
+6 Board of Directors, Digest of Record, No. 3, 1879-1888
+7 Board of Directors, Digest of Record, No. 4, 1888-1894
+8 Board of Directors, Digest of Record, No. 5, 1894-1900
+9 Board of Directors, Digest of Record, No. 6, 1900-1905
+10 Board of Directors, Digest of Record, No. 7, 1905-1912
+11 Board of Directors, Digest of Record, No. 8, 1912-1913
+12 Board of Directors, Digest of Record, No. 9, 1913-1926
+13 Board of Directors, Digest of Record, No. 10-13, 1926-1949
+14-17 Unidentified Early Indexes, 1851(?)-
+18 Executive Committee, Digest of Record, No. 1, 1910-1912
+19 Executive Committee, Digest of Record, No. 2, 1912-1913
+20 Executive Committee, Digest of Record, No. 3, 1913-1919
+21 Executive Committee, Digest of Record, No. 4, 1919-1927
+22 Executive Committee, Digest of Record, No. 5, 1927-1951
+23 Minutes index, Aug. 1879-Nov. 1889
 

Series 3: Records of committees, 1877, 1889-1910, 1958-1963
IC +3.2

11 oversize volumes contianing the minutes and accompanying papers for separate committees. The Advisory Committee volume includes: By-law establishing committee, Feb.19,1902 [prtd.]; Minutes of meetings, New York, Mar.5,1902-Jan.l6,1906; and Circular concerning stock, Aug.19.1902 [prtd.]. The Committee on Finance volumes include: By-law establishing committee, Apr.17,1889 [prtd.]; Minutes of meetings, New York, May 13,1889-Dec.20,1905; and many statements of cash resources and requirements for New York and Chicago offices. The Committee on Law volumes include: By-law establishing committee, Feb. 19, 1902; and Minutes of meetings, New York, May 9, 1889-Dec. 20, 1905. The Committee on Rates, Revenues and Expenditures volumes include: By-law establishing committee, Apr. 17, 1889; and Minutes of meetings, New York, May 14, 1880-Dec. 20, l905. Although not officially a committee, there also includes a volume of Monthly Officers' Meetings; officers being the General Superintendant (J.F. Tucker) and Division superintendants.

Volume
+1 Advisory Committee, No. 1, 1902-1906 (2 copies)
+2-3 Committee on Finance, No. 1 and No. 2, 1889-1905
+4-5 Committee on Law, No. 1 and No. 2, 1889-1905
+6 Committee on Law and Finance, No. 1, 1906-1910
+7 Committee for Nomination of Directors, No. 1, 1958-1963 (2 copies)
+8 Committee on Railroad, No. 1, 1906-1910
+9-10 Committee on Rates, Revenues and Expenditures, No. 1 and No. 2, 1889-1905
+11 Monthly Officers' Meetings, ICRR, 1877
 

Series 4: Officers' letters of resignation and acceptance, 1851-1862
IC 3.3

24 letters in one folder. Letters of resignation from Solomon Alofsen, N.P.Banks, Edward Bement, A.E.Burnside, J.F,Bunce, W.P.Burrall, C.M.Dupuy, M.B.Edgar, J.W.Foster, J.N.A.Griswold, Franklin Haven, Morris Ketchum, T.W.Ludlow, G.B.McClellan, Robert Schuyler and Jonathan Sturges, and letters of acceptance of position of director from N.P.Banks and Edwin H.Sheldon. Note: Such letters are usually filed with the Board papers (see IC 3.4).

Box Folder
1 1 Officers' letters of resignation and acceptance, 1851-1862
 

Series 5: Papers accompanying Board meetings, July 10, 1876-Jun. 17, 1960; 1965; 1968; 1971
IC 3.4 and +3.4

232 boxes, 13 oversize boxes, and 162 oversize folders. Includes some minutes of meetings of Directors, Executive Committee, and Stockholders, together with drafts of resolutions, sample bond and stock certificates, circulars, annual reports, freight tariffs, reports of committees, acceptances and resignations of directors and officers, proxies, maps, blueprints, sketches, and sundry papers. Oversize items (mostly maps and blueprints but also occasional timetables, tariffs, and other printed sheets) are separated from the main collection, housed in oversize boxes and folders, and identified by Separation Records, filed in the main collection folders by date. Documents are very scattered at the end of the series: after Jun. 17, 1960, there is scant material for Oct. 15, 1965, Apr. 19, 1968, and Nov. 10, 1971 (budget presentation). The Mohr guide (1951) cites particular documents for the years 1850-1906; the text for 1876-1906 is reprinted here.
1876: W.K.Ackerman's report on revenues, Feb.; Statement of real estate purchased by NOJ&GN, June 1870-June 1874, with copies of journal entries, Dec.1872 and Dec.1873, and MissCen abstract of vouchers for expenditures; Memo of improvements made to D&SC, 1867-69, 1872-74; Agreement with Illinois Midland, Jan.1; Statements and reports, with letters, from J.B.Alexander, NOStL&C receiver, Mar.- July; Petition of TP&War bondholders, Mar. 27; NOJ&GN treasurer's remittances, Sept. 1872 -Jun. 1874; Letters concerning steel rails Dubuque bridge, NOStL&C, Cairo affairs, etc.; Agreement with TWab&Wes, GC&S and Chicago and Paducah on Gibson pool, Jan.13; NOStL&C report, Feb.15, and letter from Southern Railroad Association, Feb.21; Amnesty bill, Ia., Mar.18; Memo of views of directors on Southern lines, Apr.19; TP&War reorganization plan, May 25 and Oct.18 [printed] and agreement with TP&War receiver, Sept.14; Opinion on Tanner brake, Nov.1, and letters and deeds of assignment of patent rights for various brakes; Invoices for locomotives, NOJ&GN, Nov.16; Cost of property at McComb City, Nov.1, and memo concerning accounts, abstract of vouchers, accounts of Southern Railroad Association with MissCen, remittances, etc.; Lease of Chicago offices from Ayer & Kales, June 22; Treasurer's report on visit to Chicago, May-Jun.
1877: Minutes of London committee of shareholders, Oct. 1858-May 1859; Instructions to delegates on trip to U.S. for London subscribers, and report of delegates [printed], with letters from H.de M. Oyens for W&S bondholders, Apr.-May, and appendix to report of Capt. Douglas Galton and H.de M.Oyens for London and Amsterdam stockholders, Jan.26, and GC&S bond issue circulars, Feb.[printed]; Insurance statement, Mar.-Nov.; W.H.Osborn report on reorganization of Southern lines, Nov.1, and opinions of James Emott and B.F.Ayer; Mortgage of NOJ&GN to W.H.Gebhard and L.V.F.Randolph.Aug.15; Bill of sale and release of John and Ebenezer Buckingham for Cairo elevators, Jan.17, and papers concerning Buckingham claim on Chicago elevators, Sept.; Vice president's statement of cost of cars built for TP&War, 1871-72; Assignment of judgment, PennRR v. TP&War, Feb.20; Statement and proposal of special committee to English bondholders concerning Southern lines, and a few letters, Feb.; Agreement of bondholders of NOJ&GN and MissCen on reorganization. Mar.6, and amendment, Mar.26, with treasurer's report concerning purchase, Mar.17, agreement by purchasing committee, Mar.17, and opinion of J.A. Campbell; Contract with Detroit Bridge & Iron Works for Galena bridge, Oct.15; Vice president's report on condition of line, June 16; Opinion of B.F.Ayer on TP&War mortgage, June 21, with letters and trustees' notices; C&S articles of incorporation, July 2 [printed] and lease to IC, Dec.1; Expenditures for foreign delegates, Mar.-June; Report on organization of employees for protection of company property, July 30, and letters about strike; Minutes of meetings of directors and stockholders of C&S, July 21 and Sept. 29; Papers on proposed occupancy of Chicago station by B&O, Aug.15; Agreement with G.B.Hamilton et al. on payment of claims in Ia. grain dispute, Sept.12; Plan to reorganize TP&War, Sept.19 [printed]
1878: Opinion of B.FAyer on GC&S securities, Jan.7; Report of committee on Cairo land, Jan.5; Balance sheets, income statements, etc., to Dec.1877; Contracts with Chicago and Paducah receivers, Feb.1, and with American Express Co., Jan.1, and with Sioux City and St. Paul, Jan.24, and with C&NW, Mar.14, and with Wabash, Feb.23; Proposition to extend tracks to Chicago Dock & Canal Co., Mar.l2; Superintendent's estimate of permanent expenditures, Ill. and Ia.; Details of conveyances of Hyde Park land, with plat, May 2, and accounts, contract and letters concerning T.S. Dobbins' holdings, 1873-74; Deed of Cairo City trustees, Feb.23, and Cairo ordinance, Mar.19; Reports on proposed line, Kankakee to Chatsworth and Strawn, Apr.11 & 27, and on Mineral Point Railroad, Apr.17, and on filter and lime catcher for engines, with blueprint, Apr.22; Letters concerning discontinuance of CB&Q contract, Apr,-May; K&SW articles of incorporation, Mar.1,1872 and May 11,1877 [printed]; List of grain cases in Ill., with letter, June 28; Plat of land in Springfield, Ill.; Opinion of Ill.Supreme Court, Christy, Cobb & Co. v. IC, Jan.1; D&SC circular, Nov.1; Contract for pool with Des Moines & Fort Dodge, Dec.11,1877 and Jan.17,1878.
1879: Reports by president on spurs between Chicago Branch and Chicago and Paducah, Dec. 26,1878, and on Polo branch, with blueprint, Dec.21,1878, and on new line, Springfield division to East St. Louis, with map, Dec.26,1878, and on spurs east of Chicago branch, with map, Dec.26.1878, and on operations and condition of road, Jan.6, and on proposed road from Kempton to Minonk, Feb.15; Balances, expenses and report of Auditing committee, 1878; Figures for settlement with CStL&NO for coupons, Feb.11; Lease of K&SW, Apr. 1,and deed of trust to L.V.F.Randolph and Stuyvesant Fish, Apr.; Prospectus, Apr.-June; Chicago ordinance concerning fencing, Apr.16; Reports on land purchased near Weldon, Ill., with diagram, June 18, and on crop business and prospects, June 13, and on steel rails, July 12, and on protection of revenue, June 18; Letters concerning sale of Hyde Park lands for hotel, July 2, and relating to Dubuque and Dakota and Mineral Point railroads, Sept.11; Reports on proposed extension of Clinton, Bloomington & North Eastern, Aug.12 and Oct.10, with blueprint, and on Mineral Point, Sept.13, with proposition of Luther Beecher, Sept.17; TP&War settlement and agreement, Sept. (draft), Oct.10, and bill, J.F.Secor and William Tracy v. TP&War, and reorganization proposal, June 13,1877 [printed], with letters; Petition for Post Office moneys, Oct.9. with papers concerning Court of Claims appeal, Sept.; Reports on Champaign, Havana & Western, Oct.-Dec., with documents concerning organization, articles of incorporation. etc., 1879 [printed]; Report on car transferring at Cairo, Nov.17.
1880: Reports: Monee grade, Dec.31,1879; Purchase of steel rails, Jan.21; Viaducts and new wharves, Chicago, Jan.30; Cost of K&SW, Mar.31; Completion of Clinton, Bloomington & North Eastern, June 16; Grain transportation, Cairo to New Orleans, July 17 and 30, by Adolphe Schreiber; Sources, volume, direction and rates of grain shipments, by traffic manager, May 17; Barge transportation, Cairo to New Orleans, July 31, Sept.23; Building loop line, Warren to Polo, July 31; Consolidation of K&SW, Kankakee & Western and Clinton, Bloomington & North Eastern, Nov.13; Extension from Kensington to Monee, Nov.13; Cost of Illinois Western Extension Railroad, Nov.13; D&D Bridge stock, by W.B.Allison, Nov.13; Reductions in passenger tariffs, Mar.4; Letters: Concerning rival railroad extensions, Ia., May, and Dubuque Harbor Co. and Dubuque Lumber Co., with drawings; From Mayor Harrison on purchase of Chicago depot grounds, June 11, with reports and letters, Nov.; John and Ebenezer Buckingham about elevator business, June 8; From Thomas Hoyne concerning litigation over Chicago property, July 14; Miscellaneous: Bond given in appeal on sewage block case, Mar.17, with letters; Plan for purchase of Chicago depot grounds, Mar.17; Ill. Railroad and Warehouse Commission Schedule of passenger and freight rates for IC, with Railroad act of 1873 [printed], Mar.1880, and memo of difficulties in application of tariff at junction points, with table of freight rates to and from Chicago, and letters; CStL&NO stockholders' meeting, Mar.3; Profit and loss account, salaries, expenses and Auditing committee report, Mar.17; Agreement with Peoria, Decatur & Evansville, June 7 [printed]; Contract with CM&StP, June 16; By-laws, Oct.20; Agreement with TP&Wes, May 22.
1881: Reports: Building passenger depot, Chicago, Mar.10, and Chicago terminal facilities, Mar.22; Chicago right of way, June 11; D&D Bridge matters, June 16; Ia. connections, Aug.9; Proposed railroad through Yazoo district, Miss., Sept.21 and Oct.6, and map; New Cairo elevator, Oct.15; D&SC lease, Nov.12 & 21, with letters. Letters: John and Ebenezer Buckingham concerning Chicago elevator lease, Jan.13, and lease, Sept.15 [printed]; Purchase of J. L. Lombard's riparian title, and several letters concerning riparian rights, July, Dec.; NYC&StL and Chicago terminal facilities, Nov.12 & 21; Proposed road from Hyde Park to South Chicago, Sept.3; Statements: Balance sheets, accounts, etc., 1880; Lands to which. company's title is defective, Mar.10; Resources and liabilities, CStL&NO, Nov.16, with reports; Funded debt, CStL&NO, and reports, Nov.18-21; Legal: Opinion of James Emott on condition of exchange of CStL&NO bonds, Mar.26, and letters and telegrams including some from Amsterdam bondholders; Mortgage of K&SW to L.V.F.Randolph and Stuyvesant Fish, Aug.1 [printed] and K&SW lease to IC, Aug.1 [printed]; Contract and proposition of E.H.Harriman & Co. for sale of CStL&NO bonds, June 23, Sept.21; Agreement with CB&Q, Aug.17; Opinion of James Emott concerning CStL&NO securities, Nov.22; CStL&NO Executive Committee meeting, Mar.29, Sept.15, Nov.11.
1882: Reports: Chicago terminal facilities for NYC&StL, Oct. 1881, and contract, Mar.14; Future relations of IC to CStL&NO, Jan.14; Insurance, Feb.1, with statement of damages by fire, Mar.6,and letters and propositions; Expenses, balance sheets, etc. of New York office, Mar.14; Western Union telegraph agreement, May 13; Texas and St. Louis, Nov.16; Legal cases, Nov.15; Chicago transfer office, Nov. 5, with letter from Chicago Stock Exchange president, Nov.6; Southern lines accounts, vouchers, surplus assets, earnings, balance sheets, etc., Dec, and for years 1873-81. Letters: CStL&NO securities; including telegrams, report on reorganization, memos,etc., between officials and Amsterdam stockholders, and lease, Mar.30, Apr.6; Chicago terminal, and lake front property, Jan.12; U.S. Land Commissioner's decision on L.L. Merrifield case, Feb.27; Judge Fentress' services, Mar.1; MC and new passenger depot, July 8; CA&N, Oct.5; C&S, Dec.19, Y&MV expenses, and condition of CA&N and CStL&NO, Dec.; Statements: E.T.H. Glbson account of IC investments in New Orleans line, Nov.27; McComb law suit, Oct.3. Legal: Agreement with CB&Q and C&Ia, Jan.1 [printed]; Act concerning organization of CenMiss, Mar.4; The South Chicago articles of incorporation, Sept. 8,1881 [printed] and Hyde Park ordinance granting right of way, Apr. 3 [printed]; Agreement with StLA&TH and Texas and St. Louis, Mar. 29 [printed]. Miscellaneous: J.W.Paramore's proposition concerning Texas and St. Louis securities, Sept.29, and opinion of B.F.Ayer, Oct.3, with letters and report by M.Gilleas,Sept.9; Map of Wisconsin, 1881 [printed]
1883: Reports: Earnings, Dec,28,1882, and estimated expenses, 1883; D&SC, Feb.14, Mar.30, Apr.21, and letters, with lease Apr.5; New York office, Mar.30; Spur at Onarga, Apr.18; Ia. leased lines, Apr.20; Miss&Tenn, Aug.15, with vol. of documents relating to Miss&Tenn, including mortgages to E.T.H.Gibson and A.G,Hackstaff, Dec.1,1887 [printed], to G.B. Lomon, A.M. Clayton and F.W. Smith, Mar.27,1856, and to F.W.Smith and A.M.Clayton, June 26,1866, and annual reports, 1876-1888 (20th-28th and 30th-32nd); Construction and expenditures,Y&MV and CA&N, with letters, Sept.13; Purchase of iron rails, Sept.13, with letters. Letters: Completion of Yazoo Valley and Aberdeen branches, Jan.24; Morton, Rose & Co. about bonds, Feb.-Mar.; Insurance, with reports, Mar.-Apr.; New Orleans terminal facilities, Mar.; Riparian rights, Chicago, Mar.; MissVal, Mar.23; NYC&StL, May 10; Yazoo City right of way, Sept.13; Cape Girardeau Southwestern, Nov.19. Legal: Opinion on relations between IC and CStL&NO by James Fentress, Feb.10 and Feb.14 [printed]; Contracts for purchase and transport of steel rails, with Lackawanna Iron & Coal Co. and Carnegie Bros. & Co.,Ltd., Feb.17; Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia charter and by-laws, Mar.1882 [printed] with letters, Feb.26; Act concerning bridges across Ohio River, Feb.14 [printed]; U.S.Supreme Court brief for appellee, C.A.Stevens vs. CStL&NO and Miss&Tenn Mar.15 [printed]; D&SC guarantee on Dubuque and Dakota bonds, Mar.; By-laws, amended, Apr.21, with letters [printed]; Legal cases in Ill. and Ia., May 29; Pullman contract with CStL&NO, July 18; Agreement with CStL&NO and The West and East, Sept.19; Lease of CStL&NO, June 13,1882 [printed] with letters; Decision, U.S.Circuit Court, William Kaeiser v. IC, Oct. Miscellaneous: Circular to leased line shareholders, Nov. 21; Map of Washington driving park spur, Chicago, Apr.18.
1884: Reports: NYC&StL claims, Dec.; Lake front lands, with letters, statements, etc., Dec.; Legal passes, by B.F.Ayer, July 1. Letters: Pullman contract, Jan. 8; Libraries in Tenn., Feb. 1; New Orleans property, Mar.31; Chicago and Lake Calumet Railway, with map, May; New Orleans Belt, MissVal, June 4; Coal branch near La Salle, June 3; New Orleans World's Cotton Exposition, June 10; From Amsterdam brokers requesting assurances of financial strength, Oct.-Dec.; B&O proposition concerning tho Chicago depot, and notice to leave [printed], May 14, Nov. 3; Y&MV extension, Oct.22; Cairo lands, Sept.27; New line from Wetang to Metropolis with blueprints, Nov.; Land Dept., Dec.8. Miscellaneous: Map of Chicago and Calumet harbors, Dec.; Minutes of meetings of directors of CStL&NO, The West and East, CA&N and Y&MV, Mar. 5, and of The Mound City Railway, Nov.1, and The South Chicago Railroad, Dec.5.
1885: Letters: U.S. Internal revenue tax suits,Jan.19, Feb.2; Cheltenham Improvement Co., Mar.; New Orleans Belt, Mar.3; Chicago lake front property, Mar.; Yazoo extension, Apr.15, Oct.1, Dec.17; Lands near Cairo, May 8, and a few from Peter Daggy about Land Dept. statements, Chicago lands, etc., July-Aug.; Lake front case, Chicago, from B.F.Ayer, June 8; Military post at Chicago, June 30; New Orleans exposition and statement of expenditures, July 28; K&SW rates, Aug.19; Miss&Tenn litigation, with clippings, Oct.; Insurance, Oct.16; Y&MV extension from Tchula to Lexington, Nov.6. Reports: New York office expenses, with statements, Jan.21; Litigation in southern states, by James Fentress, Dec.1,1884; Y&MV extension, Feb.; Surveys to Cape Girardeau from Anna and Wetang, Mar.18; Chicago pier at 13th Street [n.d.]; C&S expenditures by IC, 1884; Legal cases, Ill. and Ia., July 1; Securities, by vice president, Sept.l6 [printed]; Memphis, Selma and Brunswick condition and opinion, with pamphlet on Construction, decree, contract, etc., Dec.1884 [printed] and Decree, Jacob Thompson et al. vs. Memphis, Selma and Brunswick, June 19, and Articles of incorporation, by-laws, etc., Memphis, Holly Springs and Selma, 1881 [printed]. Legal: Lease, The West and East, CA&N, CStL&NO, to IC Jan.1 [printed] and Kosciusko Branch, Jan.1 [printed]; Proposed bill to enable consolidation of railroads, Ill., Jan. 21; Forcible detainer, IC v. B&O, Jan.6; Deed, IC to CStL&NO, Sept.5,1884, and letter about lease, Feb.18; Leases and letters concerning Liverpool Cotton Press Co. and New Orleans Cotton Press Assoc., with proposals and agreement for sale to IC, Apr.2, and opinion of James Fentress, Apr.9; Act to increase power of railroads, July 15 (HR bill 343); Agreement with Cheltenham Improvement Co., June 23 [printed]; Agreement of Memphis, Selma and Brunswick with Green, Hamilton & Co., Jan. 2,1883, and mortgage to Guarantee Trust & Safe Deposit Co., Philadelphia, Oct. 21; Agreement with CB&N, Oct.21, Nov.4, and report of negotiations, Nov.10; Opinions on consolidation of CStL&NO and IC, Sept.11 & 29, by James Fentress and B.F.Ayer; IC general mortgage to U.S. Trust Co., Aug.10,1874 [printed]. Statements: Ia. expenditures, Jan. 21; Advances to CA&N, MissVal account, land sales, earnings, balances, etc., 1884. Miscellaneous: List of Hyde Park lands, May 20; Program of Belgian convention, 50th anniversary of Belgian railways, Mar.17 [printed]; Drawing of Chicago passenger depot, with plans and letters, Aug.27; Report on IC in Memphis, Sept.15.
1886: Letters: Military post at Burnside, Mar.27, with letters; Dobbins' tract, Chicago, Mar.; Branch line from Freeport to Madison, with report by Isham Randolph, May-June; South Chicago Dock Co., May 12; New Orleans passenger depot, with drawing, June 14; Havana, Rantoul & Eastern, May 28; Chicago Auditorium, with circular from F.W.Peck, and drawing, Aug. [printed]; Chicago elevators, Oct. 11; From W.B. Allison concerning D&D Bridge, Nov. 10; Yazoo extension, with map, Feb. 25, 1887; CB&Q, Oct.16. Reports: New York office, 1884-1885; Litigation in Southern states, Dec.1,1885, Dec.15,1886, CB&N, Jan.20; Litigation in Ill. and Ia., Jan.1, July 1; Insurance, Dec.1885-1887; The Honduras North Coast Railway and Improvement Co., with map, May 28, Oct.20; Auditing committee, 1885. Legal: Opinion on New Orleans Belt by James Fentress, with letters, Jan.20; Act authorizing Ohio River Bridge, Mar.29 [printed] with letters; Agreement between Northwestern Improvement Co, and E.H. Harriman for purchase of Miss&Tenn stock, Apr.16; Opinion and suggestions to Secretary of the Treasury touching alleged encroachments by the IC on the lake front at Chicago, by R.S.Tuthill, 1886 [printed]; Ill. vs. IC, in U.S.Circuit Court, May 3, answer and amended information, Mar. 6 [printed]; Alex Hill vs. CStL&NO, opinion and decree, La.Supreme Court, May 19; Agreement with Cincinnati, Indianapolis, St. Louis and Chicago, June 16; Mortgage to U.S.Trust Co., July 21 [printed]; Agreement between The West and East, CA&N, CStL&NO, IC and Y&MV, Aug.16 [printed]; Deed of CStL&NO and New Orleans Belt, Sept.23 [printed]; Deed of Chicago elevators, Dec.15. Statements: Application of income, 1885; Mobile and Northwestern account, Mar.13; Earnings on Cincinnati, Indianapolis, St. Louis and Chicago business, 1886, and agreement, Apr.21; C&S expenditures, 1885. Miscellaneous: Baring Bros. London securities circular, Aug.18 [printed] with letters; Circulars on taxing of aliens, Dec.15; A few minutes of Executive Committee meetings.
1887: Letters: AT&SF, Jan.12; Ia. lines, Jan.13; MC, Jan.5, and concerning Chicago land, some from H.B. Ledyard, Feb.16; Yazoo lines, Feb.28; Kankakee hotel, Mar.16; Cherokee Branch, June 25, with reports and estimates, June 15-17; Entrance to Chicago, with AT&SF, June 16; Rantoul Railroad, May 22; Miss&Tenn stock, July 18; Dodgeville Branch, July 18; Manchester and Cedar Rapids lines, May 10 & 14, and report, Aug.30,1886; Purchase of D&SC stock, with papers concerning surrender, Feb.1885- July 1887, and minutes of D&SC Board, Oct.19; Insurance, Aug.18; Heating cars by steam, Aug.19; Track to Washington driving park, Chicago, Aug. 19; Delinquent subscriptions, from brokers, Aug.; CF&M, Nov.12; Coal cars, Nov.12; Omaha to Sioux City line, Sept. 28; St. Louis, Alton and Springfield, Nov.23; Miss&Tenn debt, Dec. 21. Reports: Litigation, Ill. and Ia., Jan.1, July 1; Chicago, Havana & Western organization, Feb.10; IaF&SC, Feb.16; Legal dept., southern lines, 1887; Statements: Interest, profits, etc., 1886; St. Louis, Kansas and Southwestern, C&S and IC trial balance, earnings and expenses, improvements, etc., Dec.31,1886; Expenditures on branch lines and securities sold, Feb.23; Value of securities and mortgage power of southern lines, Mar.-Apr,; Estimated cost of changing grade, Rantoul line, May 14; Assets and estimated expenses, Sept.28; Permanent expenditures, leased lines, Ia., to Oct. 1887. Legal: Lease, National Park Bank, New York, May 1,1886; D&SC and IaF&SC, opinion by B.F.Ayer, Mar.16; Agreement with IaF&SC, Mar.23; Agreement with Drexel, Morgan & Co. for D&SC stock, May 18; Deed for sale of lands at Jackson to Tennessee Midland, Oct.3. Miscellaneous: Memo on Nebraska, Wyoming, and Utah railroads, June 11, with G.R. Blanchard's proposition, letters from Wyoming and Eastern, pamphlets on "The Broken Bow Country," "Coal-Land Law," July 31,1882, and reports of governor of Wyoming, 1885, with maps of those states [printed]; Memo on organization of CStL&NO, Mar.31; Maps of Ia. and Chicago, 1886 [printed]; Minutes of stockholders' meetings, Jan.18, and Executive Committee, Dec.9.
1888: Letters: Dubuque office building, Jan.18; Meridian, Brookhaven & Natchez, Jan.18; Additions to rolling stock, Mar.6; D&D Bridge stock, Mar.6; Consolidation of subsidiary lines, Apr.5; Miss&Tenn reorganization, Apr.25; CB&N, with drawing, June 2. Reports: Litigation in Ill. and Ia., 1887; Valuation of Dubuque property, Mar.7; Insurance, Apr.5; The South Chicago indebtedness, 1887; Purchase of engines, Sept.11, and freight cars, Sept.12, Oct.16; Amalgamation of Ia. lines, Sept.19; Stock purchase of St. Louis, Alton and Springfield, Sept.19, with articles of incorporation, mortgage to Farmers' Loan & Trust Co., etc., Sept.1.1887 [printed]; Legal: Agreement with D&SC, Jan.18, and mortgage of D&SC to E.T.H. Gibson and A.G. Hackstaff, Oct.17 [printed]; Contract of CStL&NO with Union Bridge Co., Sept.28; Leases to IC of D&SC, Cedar Rapids and Chicago, IaF&SC, C&Dak, Rantoul Railroad, Chicago, Havana & Western, CM&N, CA&N and Y&MV, Mar.15; Agreement with CM&N and CA&N, with drawing, Mar.19 [printed]; By-laws, Mar.19; Agreement for termination of lease of Kosciusko branch, Apr.18; Contract between CStL&NO, IC and Tennessee Midland, Oct.3. Miscellaneous: Statements and vouchers, 1887; Speyer & Co. prospectus, Feb.3 [printed]; Permanent expenditures, 1886-1887. Letters: Cairo Bridge, Oct.-Nov., with report of engineers, Feb.23, 1887 [printed] and profile, Sept.27; Proposition of Union Bridge Co., Oct.26, and contract, Dec. [printed]; New Orleans levee property, wharf rights, etc., Oct.-Nov.; Miss&Tenn merger with CStL&NO, Dec.18. Reports: Miss&Tenn, Nov.21; Meridian, Brookhaven & Natchez purchase, Dec.15, with letters, July-Dec., and estimate of Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia, Nov.20,1883, and charter and by-laws, Mar.9,1882 [printed]; Map of Natchez, Act to incorporate Meridian, Brookhaven & Natchez, Mar.7,1882 [printed] and deed from A.C.McNair to IC, June 6, with master's report of sale. Miscellaneous: Statement of award of arbitrators of rolling stock sold to D&SC, Nov.8; Lien of C&S for money expended, 1887; New Orleans right of way, with drawing, Oct.1887.
1889: Letters: Miss&Tenn, Jan.16, and opinions on consolidation; Rantoul Railroad deed, Dec.1888-Jan.1889, with tracing; President's agreement with Interstate Commerce Railway Assoc., Feb.20, and opinions by B.F.Ayer and C.A. Seward, Jan.20 [printed] with addresses by T.M.Cooley and W.R.Morrison, Dec.11,1888 [printed] and memo on passenger tariffs and rate wars, Jan.25 [printed], with Revised plan for a president's association, and agreement, and proceedings of conference, Jan.1 [printed] and Plan for operating company, Dec.20,1888 [printed]; Also Western States Passenger Assoc. agreement, Feb.1 [printed], C.F.Adams' address on the Interstate Commerce Act, Dec.15,1888 [printed], letter from C.A. Seward to Stuyvesant Fish on the Association, Feb.16 [printed] and copy of the Congressional Record, Jan.22, with clippings; Letter from Ebenezer Lane concerning London Committee request for resignation of president, Dec.1,1859 [printed]; E.H.Harriman donating $6000 for "boys in shop," Feb.20; L.P.Morehouse concerning Land Dept. sales, May 7; Reorganization, between directors and officers, Apr. 1888-Oct.1889, with Executive Committee recommendations on purchase of supplies and duties of departments and report of Committee on Reorganization, May 13 [printed] and pamphlets on Organization for conducting business of the IC [printed]; Tax suit, Gibson Co., Tenn., June 19; Steel rails, July 8, with report Dec.11; Purchase of freight engines, Sept.7; Lake front litigation, Nov.16; CStL&NO stock, Nov.11. with lease to IC, Dec. (draft). Reports: Dividend, Jan.16; Rates in Ill., June 11, and letters. Legal: List of contracts with subsidiary companies for fast freight, Jan.12; Agreement with Wabash for Cairo crossing, Jan.23,1886; Agreement with Railroad News Co., May 1,1888 [printed]; Leases of Mendota depot by CB&Qand IC to Hutchinson & Abell, Feb.15,1888 [printed], and hotel ground, Tenn., by CStL&NO, May 23,1878, and eating houses in Centralia, Sept.30,1881, Decatur, Nov.1,1881, and Champaign, Apr.10, 1884; Agreement with Arthur Dixon for drayage, Dec.26.1888; Water contracts with Kankakee. Dec.26, 1888, Clinton, Ill.. Oct.22, 1888, Independence, Ia., Oct.12,1888, Lincoln, Ill., July 1,1888. Jackson, Tenn., Jan.8.1887, Freeport, Ill., Jan.1,1888, Fort Dodge, Ia., May 1,1888, Bloomington, Ill., Sept.10,1883, Decatur, Feb.28, 1884, Madison,Wis., Jan.2.1888 and Storm Lake Ia., June 29,1887; Lease of CStL&NO Memphis division to IC, Apr.4; Agreement with CB&N, Feb.25, with drawing and letters, Mar.-Apr., and purchase of stock. Feb.2; Agreement for Chicago property at St.Charles Air Line crossing, Mar.28; By-laws, amended, Apr.9 [printed]; Opinion of James Fentress and B.F.Ayer concerning authority of officers to fix rates, May 15; Lease by National Park Bank, New York, to IC, May; Lease of Chicago pier, Aug.13; Agreement for Lake Shore and Michigan Southern crossing, Aug.7, and letters. Statements: Y&MV account to IC, Jan.1, and Chicago,Havana & Western and Rantoul Railroad; Work under construction, Oct.; CM&N trial balance, Aug.31; Miss&Tenn inventory, Dec.18. Miscellaneous: Resolution concerning rates of toll, Jan.16; Lien on C&S and The South Chicago, 1888; Drawing of New Orleans wharf, and letters, June; Chicago Auditorium Assoc. list of stockholders, Feb.1, and letters, July; Plan for managing Cairo bridge, and statement of receipts, Dec. 17.1888.
1890: Letters: Stockyards, Jackson, Tenn., and New Orleans, Dec.23,1889; Brakes, steam shovels, etc., Jan.10; Change of date of stockholders' meeting, June 1889 and Jan.1890; New passenger depot, Chicago, Jan., with tracings, and Chicago office building, Jan.; Furniture cars, Feb.5, suburban coaches, Feb.14, postal and baggage cars, May 11, steel rails, July 1. and engines, July 3; Rates, Feb.-Nov., providing reductions; Damage suits, Jan.28; Freeport depot, May 15; Chicago freight house, with blueprints, May; Air brakes, May; Increase of capital stock, May-July; Mounds office buildings, July 8; Chicago Union Transfer Railway Co. stock, with blueprint and circular [printed], June; and statement accompanying letter of Andrew Crawford to Chicago roads concerning Stickney plan, May 21 [printed]; Cotton press property, Memphis, with tracing and map, June-July; Weldon shops, July 22; Grenada, Miss. water works, July 22; Burnside tract, July 22; Insurance, Sept., and reports, Nov.19 and Dec.1; Purchase of Tennessee Midland, Dec.16, and report, Dec.11-12, with many letters, and Tennessee Midland annual report for year ending June 30 [printed]. Legal: Contracts concerning management of Cairo bridge, Jan.9, and lease, Jan.11, and mortgage, Jan.11 (drafts); Opinions on lake front cases by B.F.Ayer, Judge Trumbull and J.N. Jewett, Feb.; CM&N lease, Feb.20; Contract with Southern Express Co., Apr.16 (draft); Agreement with World's Columbian Exposition on submerged lands in Chicago, and letters, Sept.; Opinion, M.K. Jesup vs. IC, D&SC and CF&M, U.S.Circuit Court, Oct.20 [printed] with letters, Nov.; Code of rules for conducting business ot IC, amended, Dec.17 [printed]. Reports: Bridges in Ia., Mar.6; Committee on Rates, Revenues and Expenditures, Jan.24 [printed]; The Iowa Land and Loan Co. stock, Jan.13; Memphis improvements, Apr.15; Meetings of presidents of Chicago roads, called by J.P. Morgan, Dec.15, and Proceedings [printed]. Miscellaneous: The South Chicago acknowledgement of indebtedness, Jan.9; C&S line, June 30, Dec.31,1889 and June 30,1890.
1891: Letters: Rate reductions, Jan.-Oct.; New stock, Dec.1, 1890; Purchase of engines, Jan.6, steel rails, Feb.16. snow plow, Apr.15, locomotives and freight cars, May 20, and fruit cars, June 6; Central Elevator Co., Chicago, lease, Jan.19; Western Traffic Assoc., Jan.23; Cairo Bridge mortgage, May 19; Blue Island Railroad, July 9, Aug.17, and contract, Sept.1, with specifications, Oct. 13 [printed]; South American trip, by Adolphe Schreiber and G.C. Power, July 22 [printed]; Mail compensation, Sept.; CM&N entrance to Chicago, Sept.16, and agreements with AT&SF and PennRR, Aug.1 [printed] and agreements with CB&Q, MC, C&NW and Chicago & Western Indiana, June 26 [printed], and with CM&N and Chicago & Western Indiana, Aug.1 [printed] and CM&N and C&A, Aug.1 [printed], and CM&N, Chicago & Western Indiana, PennRR, C&A, and AT&SF, Aug.1 [printed]. Reports: Losses by fire, Jan.2, and insurance, Dec. 10, 1890; Tennessee Midland purchase, Jan.17; Pullman contract, Jan.19, Apr.15, and agreement [printed draft]; Lien on C&S, Dec.31, 1890; B&O vs. IC, in Ill. Supreme Court, Mar.31; New Orleans wharf ordinance, Apr.8; Proposed Chicago lake front ordinance, Mar.31; IC vs. City of Chicago, injunction concerning right of way, Feb.25 [printed]; Meridian, Brookhaven & Natchez reorganization, Apr.15; New Orleans lands, May 16, July 13, and terminals, June 16, and ordinance on depot, Aug., with drawings and letters, and concerning offices, May 16; Chicago terminals, June 6. Legal: Lease of D&SC, Jan.20 (draft) and report, Feb.18; Lease of The South Chicago, Jan.20 (draft) and report Feb.18; CA&N and Y&MV telegraph lines, Aug.1; Map of car works property, Chicago [n.d.]
1892: Letters: Insurance, Jan.2 & 31; Chicago depot, Jan.18, and reports, Mar.18 & 30; Rate reductions, Jan.-Mar.; Steel rails, Jan.8; Cheltenham Improvement Co., with tracing, Mar.15; New equipment, coaches, freight cars, New Orleans freight house and train shed, Jan.-Mar.; Survey of Memphis to Clinton, Ky., Mar.18. Reports: Steam, electric and other motive powers, Jan.20, Feb.l; Chicago land, Jan.19; Annual inspection of track, Nov.1891 [printed]; B&O rent, Apr.15. Legal: Contract with National Pneumatic Tube Transit Co., Dec.10,1891 [printed]; Agreement with Chicago and State Line and NYC&StL for crossing, Feb.25 [printed]; Lease of Central Elevator Co., Jan.1 (draft); Lease of CM&N, Feb.13 [printed]; Lake front cases filed with minutes of Apr.20, including record, case nos. 14,135, 14,414, 14,415 and 14,416, Oct.1891 [printed volume]. Miscellaneous: Statement of estimate of Monee double track, Mar. 18; C&S lien, Dec.1891, and statement concerning bonds; Resolution concerning Cairo Bridge bonds, Mar.31. Letters: New Orleans elevator, Apr.-May; Chicago street crossings, May 12; Sale of Cairo bridge bonds, May, with statement, Chicago station, Mar.; World's Fair elevation of track, May, with clippings, petition to Mayor by property owners [printed] May 23, and City Council proceedings, May 23, and ordinance [printed] and maps and report on equipment, Oct.19; Freight equipment, July 7, engines, Oct.24, and tools for Burnside shops, Nov.7; Chicago lands, lake front, etc., Aug.11; Rate reductions, May-Dec. Reports: LNO&T, by W.E. Rogers, May 16, with annual reports, 1887-1891, and charter book, 1884 [printed], and statements of equipment, New Orleans export trade, resolution on purchase of securities, July 20, and mortgages to U.S.Trust Co., New York, Aug. 25, 26, Nov.8,1886 and to Metropolitan Trust Co.,New York, Sept.18, 1884, and to E.H. Pardee and Albert Crolius, Sept.18,1884, with supplemental deeds, Aug.25,1885 and Aug.27,1886, and letters concerning consolidation with Y&MV, Sept. Miscellaneous: Statement of loans and deposits in trust companies on call, May; Statement of Miss. population [n.d.]; Mortgage of Financial Improvement Co. to Union Trust Co., New York, Nov.1,1890 [printed]; Statement of suburban business, 1882-92; U.S.Supreme Court opinion on lake front case, Dec.5 [printed]
1893: Letters: Central elevators, Chicago, Feb.11, Oct.17, and lease Dec.1; New Orleans property purchase, Mar.3, and depot, Mar.28, and bridge, Apr.29; A.S. Garretson offer concerning sale of Sioux City, O'Neill and Western and Sioux City and Northern, Mar. 8 & 15; Meeting of railway presidents, Chicago, Mar.20, and letter from Stuyvesant Fish, Mar.22 [printed]; Demand of Chicago switchmen, Mar.15; Purchase of Louisiana Ice Co., Apr.18,22; Purchase of Chicago land, June 29; rate reductions, Apr.-Dec.; CF&M litigation,Apr.1891-July 1893, and report Aug.15; Columbian Museum, Chicago, Nov.11; Purchase of law library from James Fentress, Sept.20; Insurance, Oct.14, and statement, 1879-1893. Reports: LNO&T stock purchased for Y&MV, Oct.-Dec.l892; Purchase of suburban engines, Feb.9, steam wrecker, Feb.17, coaches, Mar.6, rolling stock, May 17, and World's Fair cars, Apr.28, and box cars, Nov.15; Inspection of track, Nov.1892; Cairo bridge bonds, June; Miss. Supreme Court decision in Adams Co. tax case, May 15; Chicago, St.Paul and Kansas City indebtedness, June 21, July 14; Sioux City terminal, July 19. Legal: Agreement with American Express Co., Jan.6. and contract, Apr.1 [printed]; Petition for rehearing, U.S. Supreme Court, IC vs. Ill., Oct.1892 [printed] and supplement; Code of rules, amended, Dec.21,1892 and Oct.1893 [printed]; Mortgage of Y&MV to Union Trust Co., New York, Jan.15; Agreement with Lazard Freres, Aug.17; Clinton, Ill. ordinance for right of way, Sept.18. Statements: Suburban train cash collections, Jan.-Feb.; Cost of Chicago passenger station. Apr.18; CO&SW annual report, June 30,1892 [printed], report concerning usefulness, Oct.16, and letters from August Belmont and others about securities, Oct.; Personal injuries, 1888-1893; Circular to employees on purchase of IC stock, May 18 [printed]
1894: Letters: Rate reductions, Jan.-Dec.; Dubuque side track, Feb.15; Steel rails, Jan.31, and contract with Illinois Steel Co., Jan.17; Personal injuries, Feb. 12, June 30; C&Dak extension, Feb.20; Chicago terminal, Apr.18; Chicago fruit house, Apr.13, June 11, with blueprints; World's Fair business, Mar.30; CO&SW securities, and agreement with Amsterdam committee, Mar.,Nov.-Dec.; Projected road to Council Bluffs, the Nebraska Central Railway, Jan.9, with tracings and letter from J.J. Hill on Nebraska construction, May 22, and reports on Onawa-Omaha line; Land grant, Ill., July 6; D&SC debt, June-Aug., Y&MV sugar refinery, July-Aug., and plan of organization of Louisiana Land and Sugar Manufacturing Co. with report, Aug.15; Letter from president with vice president's report, June 30 [printed]; Purchase of The Iowa Land and Loan Co. stock, Nov.30. Reports: Inspection of track, Feb.7; Reorganization of Nicaragua Canal Construction Co., Jan.11, with agreement, Dec.8,1893; Exports of breadstuffs from U.S., 1893; Chicago termmal, Apr.16; MissVal, Apr.2; Pullman strike, July 18 & 27; Car mileage, 1891-1894; Purchase of Louisiana Ice Co. property, with blueprint, Oct.18, and other New Orleans property, Oct.28; CF&M bonds, Oct.6, with letters; L&N, Nov.21, Cairo bridge bonds, Dec.14. Legal: With L&N, Jan.11; Agreements with MC for Chicago station Jan.5, Apr.10, May 21, and deed, Apr.27, with agreement, Dec.1,1893 [printed] and map and resolution of MC Board, Apr.27; Agreement with D&SC, Aug.18 (draft); Statement of comparative freight business, Chicago and New Orleans, 1893-1894.
1895: Letters: Rate reductions, Jan.-Dec.; New shop, Burnside, Apr.22; Sugar refinery, Y&MV at New Orleans, called Grammercy Co., Apr.22, Dec.18; Chicago land purchase, June 29, and report on lake front, Sept.5, with City Council proceedings, June 27, Oct.21, and ordinance, Sept.3, and agreement for lake front park, Nov.20 [prtd,]; Chicago fruit house, Sept.17. Reports: Construction at Water Valley, Miss., with blueprint, Feb.12; Purchase of steel rails, June and Oct., and box cars, Oct.21, and rolling stock, Dec.2; Engine houses, Stations, bridges, etc., and coal lands, June; Inspection of track, Nov.1894 [printed]; Extension to East St. Louis, Sept. 3, with map; Cairo bridge bonds, Sept.11; StLA&TH, Dec.18, with maps, and 28th-32d annual reports, 1890-1895, and letters, Nov., with statement and report of committee on purchase, Dec.20. Legal: New Orleans ordinance for right of way, Mar.7, and Dubuque: Jan.21; Mortgage of D&SC to U.S. Trust Co., Feb.1; Quit-claim deed to Mendota Electric Light Co., Mar.29. with letters and blueprints; Contract with Terre Haute and Peoria, Mar., including agreement with Illinois Midland, Aug. l,1879 [printed]; Agreement of CStL&NO with Western Union Telegraph Co., June 3, and with Postal Telegraph Cable Co., June 10; Deed of New Orleans land to Y&MV, July 23.
1896: Reports: C&S bonds, Feb.13; Rate reductions,Jan.-July; Sale of stock, Mar.4; Personal injuries, Dec. 31,1895; StLA&TH, Mar. 3, Apr. 4; Chicago lands purchase, with blueprint, Mar.27, May 18; New Orleans tracks, Mar.30; Purchase of bonds of Chicago Exhibition Co., Mar.30; Annual inspection of track, Nov.1895 [printed]; Centralia track, with blueprint, June 13; Charles City, Ia. spur and blueprint, May. Legal: New Orleans ordinance concerning wharves, Jan.14, Feb.26. with clippings; Mortgage of Crown Coal and Tow Co. and Union Trust Co., St. Louis, Mar.1,1894; Agreement with Spencer Trask & Co., Mar. [printed,draft] and Apr. 8, and deposit agreement, Apr.8 [printed]; Mortgage to U.S.Trust Co., New York, for StLA&TH lines, Jan.1, Mar.28 [printed]; Lease of StLA&TH to IC, Oct.1,1895 [printed] and agreement with StLA&TH and The Belle- ville and Southern Illinois, Oct.1.1895 [printed]; Decision in lake front case, J.T. Hoyne et al. vs. IC, May 19; Regulations of Relief Dept., Feb., and letters, June. Statements: Wiggins Ferry Co., Sept.3,1895. Letters: Reduction of rates, Aug.-Dec.; Telegraph, Chicago to Memphis, Aug.; Purchase of land at Coleman, with blueprint, Nov., and at Cedar Rapids and New Orleans, Dec.; Insurance, Nov. 5; Rebuilding LaSalle bridge, Nov.; Louisville property, Nov. Reports: Steel rails, Aug.; New engines, Nov. Legal: New Orleans ordinance concerning Crescent City Railroad crossing, with clipping, Aug.; Contract with CB&N for East Dubuque, Oct.10; Springfield ordinance about B&O tracks, Sept.21; Chicago ordinance accepting sea walls, Nov.; Contract for cars with Pullman and Wells & French, Nov.
1897: Letters: Insurance, Jan.2; Steel rails, Jan.-Feb., with drawings; Engines, July 20, Oct.-Nov.; Purchase of land in Louisville, Feb.3; Stacyville Railroad, July 20; Bank of England account, June-Aug.; Chicago round house, Nov., with drawings; MissCen, Dec., with report of June 1854 [printed]. Reports: Substitution of electricity for steam on suburban trains, Mar.24; Mounds, Ill. double track, June 10; Reorganization of CO&SW and StLA&TH, June 16; Improvements, New Orleans, July 19, with blueprints, and Paducah, July 21; Purchase of box cars, coal cars, and locomotives, Nov.15, Dec.14. Legal: Contract with Hall Signal Co. for block signals, Makanda to Cobden. Nov.-Dec.1896, with letters and blueprint; Agreement of Western Freight Assoc., Oct.22,1896 [printed] with letters, Feb.; Order of sale of CO&SW equipment, Feb.19. and letters; Decision, Louisiana Construction & Improvement Co. vs. IC and Y&MV, Feb.16 (clipping); Opinion of U.S.Supreme Court in Trans-Missouri freight case, Mar.22, pamphlet "Traffic Associations and the Anti-Trust Law," with letters; Agreement with Kuhn, Loeb & Co. and Vermilye & Co., May 11 and June 4 [printed] concerning sale of bonds, circular, and letters; Reorganization of CO&SW and StLA&TH, June 16; CStL&NO mortgage to Central Trust Co., New York, Sept.15 [printed], for Louisville division, and deed of IC and E.H. and Mary W. Harriman to CStL&NO, Sept.15 [printed] and lease to IC, Sept.15, and mortgage of C&S and IC to U.S.Trust Co., New York, and J.A. Stewart for Springfield division, Sept.23,1897 [printed]; Agreement with National Park Bank, New York on CO&SW bonds, Dec.15, and with Kuhn, Loeb & Co. for Louisville Division bonds, Dec.15; Agreement with Chicago on lake front property, Nov.20 [printed] and letters; CO&SW first mortgage bondholders meeting, Apr.20.
1898: Letters: Automatic couplers for air brakes, Jan.-Sept., with statements of fund; Steel rails, Jan.14; Purchase of lands, with tracings, in Louisville and Springfield; Jan.18; Reduction of rates, June; Alabama coal lands, Jan.25; Insurance, Feb.16; Purchase of Ohio Valley telegraph line from Western Union, Feb.16; Extension of Mona Branch through Charles City, Feb.16; Reduction of grades, Fulton to Memphis, Jan.-Feb., with blueprint; Purchase of engines, cars, etc., Apr.-June; Purchase of land at Centralia, with blueprint, Apr. 18; Extension from McClure's to Gray's Point, Apr. 13, with blueprint; Improvements at Carbondale, with blueprint, Apr.8-11; and at Memphis, Apr.11; Traffic agreement with CCC&StL, Apr.11; Lease of CO&SW telegraph lines, Apr.11; New tracks at Murphysboro, with blueprint, May 11; Grading of Cairo levee, May 9; Land purchase, New Orleans, with blueprint, May 3, Aug.; New lines, Philipp to Greenwood, May 2, with blueprint; New yard, Fulton, Ky., Aug.5, with blueprint; Chicago roundhouse, with blueprint, Sept.3; Miss. tax suits, Jan.1894-0ct.1899; Track, Otto to Gilman, Oct.8; Louisville land, Nov.5; St. John Baptist parish, La. land, Oct.9; New line to Omaha, Nov. Reports: New lines to Council Bluffs, with blueprint, June; New line, West Point,Miss. to Winfield, Ala., Nov.29. Legal: Deed of lands, McComb, Miss., Sept. 13, 1897, with blueprint; Code of rules, amended, Jan.29; Contract with Wells & French for cars, Jan.27 and May 9, and with Haskell & Barker for box cars, Feb.17 and June 1, and report, Mar.1, and for dining cars, Oct.25; Contract with American Express Co., Feb.16, with statement May 11; Mortgage of CStL&NO and IC to U.S.Trust Co., New York, of Ohio Valley and Evansville terminals, June 21 [printed] and deed of Evansville real estate, June 21 and Mar. 30 [printed]; Deed of Ohio Valley from E.H. and Mary W. Harriman to CStL&NO, Mar.29 [printed]; Agreement with Y&MV for lease, June 15 [printed] and letters June 13, July 19; Ordinance of Chicago South Park Commissioners concerning elevated tracks of St.Charles Air Line, July 9, and letters, Oct., with report Sept. 20; Agreement for IC operation of The Hodgenville & Elizabethtown and The Troy & Tiptonville, Aug.; Fort Dodge and Omaha articles of incorporation and letters, Sept.13; Ordinance for Waverly, La. right of way, Sept.21; Lease of Paducah Union Depot property, July 1; Traffic agreement for Nashville, Chattanooga and St.Louis, Nov.25; Agreement with State Trust Co.,New York, for StLA&TH bonds, June 29; Springfield ordinance for right of way, Sept.19; Quit-claim deed for Chicago land, Aug.17; Ordinance for East St. Louis right of way, Nov.21. Miscellaneous: Prospectus for St. Louis and Louisville division bonds, Dec.18,1897 [printed] for German buyers, with letters.
1899:Letters: Miss. taxes, Dec.1898; Grade reduction, Fulton to Memphis, with blueprints, Jan.-June, and for Valley Station, Feb. 6; Purchase of engines, Feb.8, Mar.9, Nov.27, and cars, Mar. 20, July 7, Nov.22, and rails, Nov.8, and test cars, Nov.28; Lands sold in La., Feb.4; Bridges, Carbondale to Fulton, Feb.20; New lines, Dyersburg to Obion River, Apr.3; New track, Memphis division, with blueprint, Mar.16; Paducah new yard, Apr.13, and engine house, Aug.3, and tracks, Nov.6; Fort Dodge to Chicago crossings, Apr.11; Estimated cost of Fort Dodge and Omaha, May 11-14; Subscription to St.Louis World's Fair of 1903, May 15-17, with printed circular, July 3; New equipment and tracks, with blueprints, for Louisville, Freeport, Fort Dodge, Dubuque, Jackson to Kenner, St.Louis and Amboy divisions, Effingham, Rantoul, Brookhaven, Mona, Chicago, Pierce, Tenn., etc., June-July and Oct.; Purchase of Cecilia Branch from L&N, Aug.15; Grammercy Co. sugar refinery, New Orleans, Aug.11; Obion, Tenn. station, Aug.11; Block signal system, Kensington to Kankakee, July-Sept.; Omaha Bridge & Terminal facilities, Dec.13; Grantsburg to Golconda extension, with reports, Aug.; Council Bluffs shops, Oct.4. Legal: Contract with Mobile and Ohio for Cairo bridge, Jan.2, Feb.15, with letters; New Orleans ordinance, Feb.28 and Mar.1 [printed]; Agreement with R.S. Grant and E.H. Harriman for Chicago & Texas securities, Sept.9,1897; Chicago ordinance for CM&N roadbed, June 19 [printed]; Contract with American Express Co., Sept. Miscellaneous: Report on passes, Feb.4; Minn. map [printed]; Statement of Pullman mileage, Aug.4.
1900: Letters: Extension of tracks, Brooklyn, Ill., Jan.5, and Hawthorne yard, with blueprint, Jan.5; Improvements at New Orleans, Jan.; Omaha Bridge & Terminal, Jan.; Dining cars, Feb. 8; PennRR pension system, Feb.-Mar., and regulations, Jan.1 [printed] and forms; Banana shipments from New Orleans, 1893-1899, Jan.30; Baggage cars, new tracks, equipment, etc., Jan.-May, and purchase of land, depots, etc.; Chicago tracks, May; Louisville and Memphis division tracks, May. Legal: Agreement with UP for Omaha station, Jan.26 [printed], and letters, and agreements between UP, C&NW, CRI&P and CM&StP, Sept.1,1898 and Aug.1,1899 [sup., printed]; New Orleans ordinance for construction of tracks, Mar.- May, and letters. Reports: Fort Dodge and Omaha construction, Dec. 19,1899, with blueprint; Coal traffic, Jan.15. Letters considering donations to veterans' groups, June 16; Indenture of Wisconsin Central to IC, Dec. 9, 1899 [printed] and between Wisconsin Central, C&NW, CB&Q, MC and IC, Dec. 4, 1899 [printed]; Lease of St.Louis, Peoria & Northern from F.P. Voorhees, July 18; Lease of D&SC Omaha division, June 25 [printed] and mortgage to U.S.Trust Co., New York, July 20 [printed], and lease of Fort Dodge and Omaha to D&SC, June 22; Statement of American Express receipts and excesses paid, Mar. 31, Aug.1901; Memos concerning purchase of Litchfield division of St.Louis, Peoria & Northern, Aug., and organization of Grammercy Finance Co., Dec.
1901: Letters and map showing sale of donated lands in Ill., Dec.1900-Jan.1901; List of employees who received medals for service, Feb.1900-Feb.1901, on 50th anniversary of IC [printed]; Address on Lake Front Question by B.F.Ayer, May 28,1888; Regulations and forms of pension plans of PennRR and C&NW, Apr. [printed] and lists of employees qualifying, Dec.31.1900, with rules and regulations, July 1, and letters; Agreement concerning purchase of L&N's Cecilia Branch by CStL&NO, Dec.; Classification of materials and supplies on hand. July 1; Titles and boundaries of accounting and operating divisions, IC and Y&MV, July 1 [printed]; Agreement with L&N and Louisville, Henderson and St. Louis, Mar.1; Mortgage of Southern Illinois and Missouri Bridge Co. to Mercantile Trust Co., New York, and R.R. Hutchinson, Nov.1 [printed]; Chicago ordinance concerning elevation of track, Nov. 11 [printed]; Lease of Mattoon and Evansville and Peoria, Decatur & Mattoon, July 1.
1902: Letters: Question of liability of estate of C.P. Huntington and R.T. Wilson & Co. for certain losses, Dec.1901; Lease of Chicago elevators, Dec.1901-Jan.1902, and letters accepting ordinance, Aug. 18; Proposed merger of corporations to simplify accounting, Apr.; With J.P. Morgan & Co. concerning railroad situation in the South, with clipping, May 27; Leases of Riverside and Harlem, The Kentucky Western, and The Hodgenville & Elizabethtown, Aug.12, Sept.29. Reports: L&N, Apr.15; Attempted strike of freight handlers, with clipping, July; Terminal Railroad Assoc. of St. Louis, July 16, with blueprint and letters; Pullman gross earnings, May 31; Comparative pensions of IC, Y&MV and PennRR, with letters, Aug. Miscellaneous: Deed of CM&N to Chicago Sanitary District, June 12; Deed of The Hodgenville & Elizabethtown to CStL&NO, and lease to IC, Oct.18 [printed]; Decision in Miss. Supreme Court on taxes, Y&MV vs. Wirt Adams, Dec.
1903: Letters: Agreement on New Orleans terminal, with CStL&NO, Y&MV and L&N, Nov.-Dec.1902; Appropriation for YMCA building, Mounds, Ill., July 1902, and Jan., with blueprint; Agreement with St. Louis and San Francisco for entrance to Birmingham, Jan.-Mar., and blueprint; Infant stockholders, June 1; Rebuilding transfer steamer "Osborn," July-Aug. Legal: Deed of land to Madison,Wis., Jan.9; Agreement with New York Air Brake Co., Oct. 8,1902; Agreement with Rochelle and Southern for use of tracks, Mar. 23, and letters, May; Deed of lands to Mason, Ill., with blueprint, June 15; Contract with L&N, Nov., with blueprints and reports; MC lands leased by IC at Chicago, with blueprint Dec.; NOJ&GN, Dec., with report by G.B.McClellan on merger with MissCen, June 5, 1858 [printed]
1904 - Reconstruction of Omaha bridge, with blueprint, Dec. 1903; Lease of North American Trust Co. to IC, New York office, May 1; Abstract and brief for Y&MV in Miss. Chancery Court case, Hinds Co. et al. vs. Natchez, Jackson and Columbus et al. [Feb. 1904? printed]; IndS charter and franchises [printed 1904?], prospectus, "The Mineral Route," [1903, printed] and letters and contract with IC, June 7, July 1, Aug.16 and Sept.21, with estimates, reports, requests of local citizens, memos, blueprints, and map of Ind. [printed]; Statement of D&SC operation, 1889-1903, July 21, and lease, Oct. (draft) and report of arbitrators, Aug.; Report on transportation of mails, 1900-1904, with letters, Sept., and on MC contract for Chicago tracks, Oct.; Contract (drafts) with Indiana and Kensington, Kensington & Eastern Railroad Company of Indiana, The Chicago, Lake Shore and South Bend, Oct.; PennRR by-laws and organization, Mar.1 [printed] and report of indebtedness of Chicago Union Transfer Railway Co.; Memorial book, Abraham Lincoln as attorney for the IC, Dec. [printed, with photostats][removed]
1905 - IndS contract, and letters, Aug.1904, Jan., Report on Ill. and Ind. coal, Feb., with statements and letters; Map of Ill. [printed]; Lease of North American Trust Co., New York, for offices, May 1; Letters estimating losses in New Orleans fire, Mar.; Contract with American Express, Apr.1; Agreement with Southern railways, July; Statement of bond sales, 1899-1905, Sept.; Report on New Orleans terminals, Sept.; Letters concerning Southern Ill. coal, Sept.-Dec. with blueprints; Letters concerning Tennessee Central agreement, and agreement, Nov.24, and agreement with Southern Railway Co. and Nashville Terminal Co., Nov.24 [printed]
1906: Madison Coal Co. statements, Dec.1905, and letters, Feb., with many papers, reports, blueprints, etc., including also Carterville Coal Co., Mar.-June; Report on Ill. state investigation of 7% charter tax, Apr., and letters, Aug.; Contract with Western Union, Feb.21 (draft) and letters; Contract with IndS, Apr.4 (draft); Circular of American Railway Assoc. requesting contributions to San Francisco earthquake sufferers, Apr.27 [printed]
Various portions of this series have been microfilmed, including Board meetings Sept. 21, 1887- Apr. 8, 1891; and (from the 1900 papers): Agreement with UP for Omaha station, Jan.26 [printed], and letters, and agreements between UP, C&NW, CRI&P and CM&StP, Sept.1,1898 and Aug.1,1899.

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6 122-156 Oct. 3, 1878 - July 16, 1879
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94 1165-1178 Aug. 31, 1915 - Nov. 16, 1915
95 1179-1191 Nov. 24, 1915 - Jan. 26, 1916
96 1192-1208 Feb. 1, 1916 - May 9, 1916
97 1209-1220 May 16, 1916 - July 26, 1916
98 1221-1233 Aug. 1, 1916 - Oct. 18, 1916
99 1234-1247 Oct. 24, 1916 - Jan. 9, 1917
100 1248-1264 Jan. 16, 1917 - Apr. 10, 1917
101 1265-1279 Apr. 17, 1917 - June 27, 1917
102 1280-1295 July 3, 1917 - Sept. 26, 1917
103 1296-1310 Oct. 2, 1917 - Dec. 18, 1917
104 1311-1326 Jan. 2, 1918 - Mar. 26, 1918
105 1327-1344 Apr. 5, 1918 - June 28, 1918
106 1345-1377 July 2, 1918 - Nov. 26, 1918
107 1378-1402 Dec. 3, 1918 - Mar. 26, 1919
108 1403-1427 Apr. 1, 1919 - July 30, 1919
109 1428-1455 Aug. 5, 1919 - Dec. 31, 1919
110 1456-1475 Jan. 6, 1920 - Apr. 21, 1920
111 1476-1502 Apr. 27, 1920 - Aug. 31, 1920
112 1503-1525 Sept. 7, 1920 - Dec. 15, 1920
113 1526-1546 Jan. 4, 1921 - Apr. 27, 1921
114 1597-1565 May 3, 1921 - Aug. 11, 1921
115 1566-1586 Aug. 23, 1921 - Dec. 13, 1921
116 1587-1604 Dec. 20, 1921 - Mar. 29, 1922
117 1605-1622 Apr. 4, 1922 - June. 28, 1922
118 1623-1640 July 5, 1922 - Sept. 27, 1922
119 1641-1657 Oct. 3, 1922 - Dec. 27, 1922
120 1658-1673 Jan. 2, 1923 - Mar. 27, 1923
121 1674-1691 Apr. 3, 1923 - June 26, 1923
122 1692-1710 vJuly 3, 1923 - Oct. 9, 1923
123 1711-1726 Oct. 10, 1923 - Dec. 31, 1923
124 1727-1741 Jan. 8, 1924 - Mar. 25, 1924
125 1742-1758 Apr. 1, 1924 - June. 24, 1924
126 1759-1780 July 1, 1924 - Oct. 28, 1924
127 1781-1802 Nov. 5, 1924 - Feb 24, 1925
128 1803-1819 Mar. 3, 1925 - May, 26, 1925
129 1820-1841 June 2, 1925 - Sept. 29, 1925
130 1842-1857 Oct. 6, 1925 - Dec. 29, 1925
131 1858-1877 Jan. 5, 1926 - Apr. 21, 1926
132 1878-1895 Apr. 27, 1926 - July 27, 1926
133 1896-1908 Aug. 3, 1926 - Sept. 28, 1926
134 1909-1925 Oct. 8, 1926 - Dec. 28, 1926
135 1926-1942 Jan. 4, 1927 - Mar. 29, 1927
136 1943-1954 Apr. 5, 1927 - May 31, 1927
137 1955-1971 June 7, 1927 - Aug. 30, 1927
138 1972-1987 Sept. 6, 1927 - Nov. 29, 1927
139 1988-2008 Dec. 6, 1927 - Mar. 27, 1928
140 2009-2026 Apr. 3, 1928 - June 26, 1928
141 2027-2049 July 3, 1928 - Sept. 25, 1928
142 2050-2071 Nov. 8, 1928 - Feb. 26, 1929
143 2072-2085 Mar. 5, 1929 - May 14, 1929
144 2086-2107 May 21, 1929 - Sept. 17, 1929
145 2108-2126 Sept. 24, 1929 - Dec. 31, 1929
146 2127-2143 Jan. 7, 1930 - Apr. 8, 1930
147 2144-2157 Apr. 15, 1930 - June 24, 1930
148 2158-2175 July 1, 1930 - Sept. 30, 1930
149 2176-2192 Oct. 7, 1930 - Dec. 30, 1930
150 2193-2213 Jan. 6, 1931 - Apr. 28, 1930
151 2214-2230 May 5, 1931 - July 28, 1931
152 2231-2244 Aug. 4, 1931 - Oct. 20, 1931
153 2245-2257 Oct. 27, 1931 - Dec. 29, 1931
154 2258-2274 Jan. 5, 1932 - Mar. 29, 1932
155 2275-2285 Apr. 5, 1932 - May. 31, 1932
156 2286-2298 June 7, 1932 - Aug. 30, 1932
157 2299-2317 Sept. 20, 1932 - Dec. 27, 1932
158 2318-2335 Jan. 3, 1933 - Apr. 11, 1933
159 2336-2349 Apr. 18, 1933 - July 5, 1933
160 2350-2361 July 11, 1933 - Sept. 26, 1933
161 2362-2370 Oct. 3, 1933 - Nov. 28, 1933
162 2371-2386 Dec. 5, 1933 - Feb. 27, 1934
163 2387-2397 Mar. 6, 1934 - May 22, 1934
164 2398-2411 May 29, 1934 - Aug. 28, 1934
165 2412-2424 Sept. 4, 1934 - Dec. 18, 1934
166 2425-2439 Dec. 26, 1934 - Apr. 9, 1935
167 2440-2452 Apr. 17, 1935 - Aug. 20, 1935
168 2453-2463 Aug. 27, 1935 - Dec. 17, 1935
169 2464-2472 Dec. 18, 1935 - Apr. 14, 1936
170 2473-2482 Apr. 28, 1936 - Aug. 11, 1936
171 2483-2493 Aug. 25, 1936 - Dec. 29, 1936
172 2494-2507 Jan. 12, 1937 - Apr. 27, 1937
173 2508-2522 May 11, 1937 - Oct. 26, 1937
174 2523-2532 Nov. 9, 1937 - Mar. 29, 1938
175 2533-2543 Apr. 12, 1938 - Dec. 14, 1938
176 2544-2553 Jan. 20, 1939 - Dec. 15, 1939
177 2554-2559 Jan. 19, 1940 - June 21, 1940
178 2560-2565 July 19, 1940 - Dec. 20, 1940
179 2566-2573 Jan. 17, 1941 - July 18, 1941
180 2574-2580 Aug. 15, 1941 - Feb. 20, 1942
181 2581-2590 Mar. 20, 1942 - July 17, 1942
182 2591-2597 Aug. 21, 1942 - Nov. 20, 1942
183 2598-2604 Dec. 18, 1942 - Mar. 19, 1943
184 2605-2614 Apr. 16, 1943 - Aug. 13, 1943
185 2615-2620 Sept. 17, 1943 - Dec. 17, 1943
186 2621-2627 Jan. 21, 1944 - May 19, 1944
187 2628-2634 June 16, 1944 - Oct. 31, 1944
188 2635-2641 Nov. 17, 1944 - Apr. 20, 1945
189 2642-2648 May 16, 1945 - Sept. 14, 1945
190 2649-2656 Oct. 19, 1945 - Feb. 8, 1946
191 2657-2664 Mar. 8, 1946 - June 17, 1946
192 2665-2670 July 23, 1946 - Nov. 15, 1946
193 2671-2678 Dec. 20, 1946 - Apr. 11, 1947
194 2679-2686 May 7, 1947 - Sept. 26, 1947
195 2687-2694 Oct. 14, 1947 - Feb. 20, 1948
196 2695-2703 Mar. 26, 1948 - Aug. 20, 1948
197 2704-2709 Sept. 24, 1948 - Dec. 17, 1948
198 2710-2716 Dec. 17, 1948 - Apr. 15, 1949
199 2717-2722 May 18, 1949 - July 20, 1949
200 2723-2733 Aug. 19, 1949 - Oct. 31, 1949
201 2734-2740 Nov. 18, 1949 - Mar. 17, 1950
202 2741-2746 Apr. 5, 1950 - June 16, 1950
203 2747-2754 July 21, 1950 - Oct. 20, 1950
204 2755-2761 Nov. 17, 1950 - Jan. 19, 1951
205 2762-2770 Feb. 16, 1951 - May 16, 1951
206 2771-2779 May 26, 1951 - Sept. 4, 1951
207 2780-2788 Sept. 21, 1951 - Nov. 16, 1951
208 2789-2797 Dec. 14, 1951 - Mar. 14, 1952
209 2798-2805 Apr. 25, 1952 - May 23, 1952
210 2806-2817 June 20, 1952 - Sept. 19, 1952
211 2818-2825 Oct. 17, 1952 - Jan. 16, 1953
212 2826-2833 Feb. 20, 1953 - May 20, 1953
213 2834-2841 May 22, 1953 - Aug. 21, 1953
214 2842-2849 Aug. 21, 1953 - Nov. 20, 1953
215 2850-2859 Dec. 11, 1953 - Feb. 12, 1954
216 2860-2868 Mar. 19, 1954 - June 18, 1954
217 2869-2878 June 18, 1954 - Sept. 9, 1954
218 2879-2886 Sept. 24, 1954 - Nov. 19, 1954
219 2887-2897 Dec. 15, 1954 - Mar. 18, 1955
220 2898-2906 Apr. 15, 1955 - July 15, 1955
221 2907-2914 Aug. 16, 1955 - Dec. 16, 1955
222 2915-2928 Jan. 13, 1956 - June 15, 1956
223 2929-2940 July 18, 1956 - Dec. 21, 1956
224 2941-2948 Jan. 11, 1957 - Mar. 15, 1957
225 2949-2958 Apr. 26, 1957 - Aug. 16, 1957
226 2959-2968 Sept. 20, 1957 - Dec. 12, 1957
227 2969-2974 Jan. 1, 1958 - Mar. 21, 1958
228 2975-2981 Apr. 18, 1958 - July 22, 1958
229 2982-2989 Aug. 15, 1958 - Dec. 11, 1958
230 2990-2999 Jan. 16, 1959 - May 22, 1959
231 3000-3007 June 19, 1959 - Sept. 18, 1959
232 3008-3014 Oct. 16, 1959 - Jan. 15, 1960
233 3015-3026 Feb. 19, 1960 - June 17, 1960
Note: The following 5 boxes are oversize, 16 x 20 inches:
+ 234 3027-3065 Jul. 19, 1876 - Oct. 16, 1899
+ 235 3066-3086 Mar. 19, 1890 - Dec. 18, 1895
+ 236 3087-3101 Mar. 30, 1896 - Dec. 20, 1899
+ 237 3102-3136a Feb. 21, 1900-Mar. 13, 1923
+ 238 3137-3190 Jul. 14, 1925 - Jun. 17, 1960
Note: The following 8 boxes are oversize, 24 x 30 inches:
+ 239 3191-3210 Jul. 31, 1878 - Nov. 20, 1889
+ 240 3211-3225 Jan. 20, 1890 - Nov. 18, 1896
+ 241 3226-3236 Jan. 20, 1897 - Jun. 20, 1900
+ 242 3237-3257a Aug. 19, 1903 - Aug. 30, 1910
+ 243 3258-3294 Jun. 15, 1911-Dec. 16, 1919
+ 244 3295-3330 Feb. 19, 1920 - Jul. 7, 1925
+ 245 3331-3366 Mar. 23, 1926 - Dec. 16, 1949
+ 246 3367-3415 Jan. 20, 1950 - May 20, 1960
 

Series 6: Miscellaneous historical items, 1850-1963
Call Numbers: IC 3.6 and IC +3.6

5 boxes, 2 oversize boxes, and 1 oversize folder. Includes many letters from employees sent with various items in answer to requests for old material for museum collection, displays, archives, etc., 1926-48. Items donated are random and mostly ephemeral in nature, such as diaries and account books kept by conductors, newspaper and magazine clippings, copies of early railroad magazines, sample forms, tickets, and baggage claim tags.
All photographs have been moved to the IC Addenda - Photograph Series; tariffs have been moved to IC 3.7 and +3.7 (Tariffs); timetables have been moved to IC 3.8 and +3.8 (Timetables); and maps have been moved to IC Addenda - Maps series.
The List of Engine Numbers for Illinois Central, In Effect Jul. 1, 1890, is also available on microfilm.

Box Folder
247 3416 Letters of donation of historical items, and partial checklists of items, 1926-1948
247 3417 Account of the opening of the Cairo Bridge, by C.A. Beck, Oct. 1889
247 3418 Accounts (2) of the naming of the town (and station), Mayfield, Kentucky 1933-1934
247 3419 Act of Congress, Making grants of land to Illinois, Mississippi, and Alabama, for the purpose of constructing a railroad between Chicago and Mobile, (last 6 pages lacking) Sept. 20, 1850
247 3420 Act of Incorporation, Illinois Central RR, ; Articles of Incorporation, Illinois Central RR, amended ; and Certificate of Incorporation, Illinois Central Industries, amended Feb. 7, 1851 Jun. 1, 1955 Jan. 28, 1963
247 3421 Act to prevent frauds [in ticket sales], 1879
247 3422 Agreements with shippers, La Salle Station, (with stamps) 1865
247 3423 Agreements with shippers, Heyworth, (no stamps) 1867-1868
247 3424 American Express Co., Stubs of Foreign Limited Checks Sold, 1900
247 3425 Announcement, $3 million loan on the Mortgage Bonds of the IC, New York, Apr. 2, 1853
247 3426 Artesia, Starkville & Grenada RR Co., Charter, 1886
247 3427 Atlantic & Pacific RR Co., Circular to Stockholders, 1855
247 3428 Baggage check tag, invented by L. O. Cottle, with Patent, ; Brass tag, ICRR Pass #52, [n.d.] 1872
247 3429 Baggage check tags, Illinois Central, New York Central & Hudson River, and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Ry., (?) 1880's
247 3430 Baltimore & Ohio RR Co., remarks, 1869
247 3431 Book, Baggage Way Bills from Station #168, 1874-1876
247 3432 Brochure fragment, advertising lands in Nebraska (with map), German, [n.d.]
248 3433 Business card, Herbert Tygett, Assistant Ticket Agent & Cashier (map of IC line on the back of the card), [n.d.]
248 3434 By-laws, Illinois Central RR, amended , , ; and Illinois Central Industries, ul. 21, 1850 Aug. 17, 1951 Oct. 17, 1952 May 17, 1963
248 3435 Card holder, leather, with business cards and 2 IC condensed schedules inside, , 1891 1929
248 3436 Cash book, Odell Burt & Co., Jun. 17, 1864-Nov. 22, 1870
248 3437 Cash book,Woosung, Ill., Sept. 1855-Jan. 1, 1880
248 3438 Certification, M.R. White, as Conductor, Aug. 17, 1901
248 3439 Chicago, St. Louis & New Orleans RR, Statistics Book, 1881
248 3440 Circulars, , (see also IC 2.8, Circulars) 1854 1872-1889
248 3441 Code of Rules, ... adopted by the Master Car Builders Association, Jun. 1895
248 3442 Conductor's train book: revenues, Maximum Load of Engine, Mileage, Monthly Rolls, 1881-1883
248 3443 Conductors' train book, Arlington station, Oct. 1883-Jul. 1884
248 3444 Conductor's train books, (2 volumes) Feb. 13-Aug. 4, 1899
249 3445 Conductor's train books, (2 volumes) Aug. 5-Oct. 30, 1899
249 3446 Conductors Train Register report, Dubuque, Nov. 21, 1891
249 3447 Contract for Livestock Transportation, Apr. 11, 1881
249 3448 Correspondence, miscellaneous, 1851-1910
249 3449 Diary (and envelope of contents) for C.A. Beck, General Superintendant, with lists of employess per station, leather bound, ca. 1881
249 3450 Dubuque & Pacific RR, Rules for Operation of Trains, May 1, 1857
249 3451 Financial receipts, vouchers, bills of lading, 1853-1877
249 3452 Financial receipts, vouchers, bills of lading, 1892-1902
249 3453 Financial reports, miscellaneous, ca. 1855-1899
249 3454 Forms and stationery, for IC and other roads, [n.d.]
249 3455 Form for Transportation of a corpse (A.A. Smith), Apr. 18, 1904
249 3455a Form, IC Land Department, with drawing of a sheep on the verso, ca. 1860's
249 3456 Freight conductor's accounts of car service, Centralia and Wapella, 1872-1873
249 3457 Freight conductor's accounts of car service, Dunleith and Amboy, 1861
249 3458 Freight receipt for 2 kegs of powder and [illegible], ; and receipt for 1 keg of brandy, (Civil War) Nov. 27-28, 1861 Oct. 26, 1863
250 3459 History of Thomas W. Place, by Thomas W. Place, for article in Illinois Central Magazine, Oct. 1912
250 3460 Indentures of apprenticeship, , Jan. 1865 Feb. 1867
250 3461 Instructions to Agents Engaged in Securing the Right of Way, Aug. 9, 1852
250 3462 Inventory, Supplemental Summary, Dec. 31, 1917
250 3463 Invitation to a 4th of July and Railroad Celebration for the completion of the Jackson and Canton division of the NOJ&GN RR, Canton, Jun. 16, 1856
250 3464 Invitation to the opening of the Illinois and St. Louis Bridge, Jul. 4, 1874
250 3465 Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway, Instruction Booklets, , 1897 1902
250 3466 Lifetime Pass, Joseph T. Snave, Travelling Auditor, in monogrammed leather cardholder, 1952
250 3467 List of Engine Numbers for Illinois Central, In Effect Jul. 1, 1890
250 3468 Magazine Feature, Railway Magazine: "Stuyvesant Fish," pp. 59-60, Jan. 1898
250 3469 Medallion (brass?), Illinois Central Centennial, 1951
250 3470 Membership Card, IC Employees Business Association, to A.E. Clif, [n.d.]
250 3471 Newsclippings, various, 1851-1941
250 3472 Newsclippings, re: Electrification of Suburban Service, Aug. 7-8, 1926
250 3473 Newsclippings, Land Advertisements, , (reproduction) 1865-1866 1940
250 3474 Office Employees' Record (names, dates of service, reason for leaving/dismissal), ; and Bridge Passes issued, 1887-1923 1909-1910
250 3475 Official Distances, ICRR Northern and Western Lines, Apr. 1, 1897
250 3476 Pamphlet, "Illinois Central: To California via New Orleans, The Only True Winter Route", 1894-1895
250 3477 Pin, Markham Day, Paducah, Ky., May 11, 1927
250 3478 Postcard, New Orleans Cotton Palace, 1889
250 3479 Postcard, "Uncle Sam's Arteries," from the association of American Railroads, [n.d.]
250 3480 Proceedings of the Shippers & Merchant's Convention, State of Iowa, Dubuque, 1865
250 3481 Program, trip of Queen Marie of Rumania, St. Louis to Chicago via Springfield (with foldout map in back), Nov. 13, 1926
250 3482 Rail passes: Book, Illinois Central, 1869
250 3483 Rail passes: Illinois Central, ca. 1858-1911
250 3484 Rail pass, Illinois Central: Military ticket (Civil War), 1863
250 3485 Rail passes, other roads, ca. 1854-1897
251 3486 Railroad currency, Dubuque & Sioux City Railroad, 1861-1862
251 3487 Railroad currency, Illinois Central, 1907
251 3488 Railroad currency, Mississippi & Tennessee Railroad, ca, 1862
251 3489 Railroad currency, Mississippi Central Railroad, 1862
251 3490 Railroad currency, New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad, 1862
251 3491 Railroad currency, Vicksburg, Shreveport & Texas Railroad, 1862
251 3492 Railroad promissory note, Dubuque Western Railroad, 1857
251 3493 Receipt book, Independence, Iowa (photostatic negative), 1863
251 3494 Register, Car Numbers and Boxes Delivered, Apr.-Dec. 1869
251 3495 Report, Broken Rails, by months and by brands, 1890-1896
251 3496 Reports: Car Reports, Mar.-May 1892
251 3497 Reports, various, , 1854-1905 1938
251 3498 Rules & Regulations Governing Air Brakes and Air Signals, rev. Aug. 1, 1923
251 3499 Rules of the Accounting Dept.... Freight and Ticket Agents, 1888
251 3500 Service medal to S.W. Mumma, for 18 years of continuous service, 1901
251 3501 Slaves [confederate bonds, receipts, and agreements, mostly with A.J. McConnico], 1855-1864
251 3502 Specification for Laying Track, ca. (?), (4 copies) 1850's
251 3503 Stock certificates of Shares, various, 1852-1872
251 3504 Telegraph reports of accidents, 1897-1898
251 3505 Train orders book, 1891-1892
NOTE: the following are oversize, in 16" x 20" folders, in box + 266:
+ 266 3703 Financial Reports, miscellaneous, 1859-1863
+ 266 3704 Financial Reports, miscellaneous, 1880-1888
+ 266 3705 Magazine: The Railroad Gazette, (incomplete) Jun. 11, 1884
+ 266 3706 Magazine: The Railroad Gazette, Aug. 27, 1886
+ 266 3707 Magazine: The Railroad Gazette, pp. 591-592: Obituary of Samuel J. Hayes, Sept. 29, 1882
+ 266 3708 Magazine: The Railway Age and Northwestern Railroader, pp. 3-20; 119-130, Feb. 12, 1892
+266 3709 Magazine: The Railway Age and Northwestern Railroader, Jun. 2, 1893
+ 266 3710 Manifests of Merchandise, Terre Haute & Indianapolis Railroad Company, 1893
+266 3711 Pardon to A.J.McConnico (Confederate Soldier) by President Andrew Johnson, May 29,1865
+266 3712 Passport for David A. Neal, Oct. 11, 1851
+ 266 3713 Patents purchased by the ICRR Co., List, Apr. 1, 1853-Aug. 5, 1874
+ 266 3714 Placard: "To Prevent Fires," Chicago, Dec. 1, 1893
+266 3715 Proclamation by M. B. Sadler, Mayor of Centralia, IL: Yellow Fever Quarantine, Jul. 21, 1879
+ 266 3716 Sheet Music: "We Love You Mister Markham," Words by Herbert B. Collier, Music by Ewing Reid. Published by Colleir, Rock & Reid, Paducah, KY, (Paducah held a Markham Day, Jun. 15, 1927; on cover of music is a photo of the Markham bust erected in Paducah in his honor). © 1927
+ 266 3717 Train Registers, Northward or Eastward, 1945
NOTE: the following are oversize, in 24" x 30" folders, in box +267:
+267 3721 Newsclippings, various, ca. 1850's-1860's
+ 267 3722 Newsclippings, The Cherokee Daily Times (Iowa), Centennial articles, Mar.-Apr. 1970
+267 3723 Newsclipping, Chicago Daily News , articles about the Chicago Stockyard riots, Jul. 6, 1894
+ 267 3724 Newsclipping, Chicago Evening Post, "Electrification Celebration Marks Illinois Central's 75th Anniversary", Aug. 7, 1926
+ 267 3725 Newsclipping, The Commercial Appeal (Memphis), Feature on Ike Tigrett, president of the Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad: "From Jerk-Water Road to Rail Empire", 2 copies, Jun. 17, 1945
+ 267 3726 Newspaper, The Mayfield Messenger (Kentucky), Sesquicentennial edition, Dec. 27, 1969
+ 267 3727 Newsclipping, The News-Democrat (Kentucky), 5 newspapers, all titled, "Illinois Central Shops -Special Edition", ca. 1927
+ 267 3728 Newsclipping, Paducah Sun-Democrat, IC Edition, "GPA Dinner for Officials of Illinois Central is 'Sell-Out'", Jan. 26, 1939
+267 3728a Postcard, Panoramic view of Grant Park & Michigan Ave., Chicago (IC Station visible at far left), 1910
+ 267 3729 Poster, Rates of Transportation on the Grand Gulf and Port Gibson Railroad, Commencing Jan. 11, 1870
NOTE: The following are in an oversize folder, 36" x 48":
Drawer # 13 Blueprints of Train Engines #4, ; and #137, 1863 1866
 

Series 7: Pamphlets, ca. 1856-1970's
IC 3.61 and +3.61

Printed booklets on various topics: historical essays and dissertations, rule books for affiliated roads and companies, directories, guides, advertisements, and some legal arguments and remarks. This series has been greatly expanded from its original grouping as listed in the 1951 printed guide by Mohr, and includes the company's miscellaneous publications and offprints. One item, a commemorative book on the Railroad's 50th anniversary, is oversize.
The pamphlet "The IaF&SC", by R.L.Wattling (Harvard University honors thesis, typescript) Apr.7,1948, is also available on microfilm.

Box Folder
252 3506 Messages relating to IC (Government Documents) from President Franklin Pearce, from the Postmaster General, and from the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury (ms. copy), Mar.-Apr. 1856
252 3507 Farewell dinner for George Watson, Supt. of Southern Division, (2 copies) Nov.26, 1856
252 3508 The Western Union Telegraph Co. rules, regulations and instructions, 1866