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Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Correspondence by Office

 Record Group
Identifier: CB&Q-31

  • Staff Only

Scope and Content of the Collection

Correspondence between CB&Q officers and directors, organized by office of origin. Letters from the Boston office include outgoing and incoming correspondence from CB&Q officials discussing extensions, construction, salaries, financial issues, the strike of 1877, and other business matters. There are also small amounts of incoming correspondence from Peter Geddes, A.T. Hall, Robert Harris, J.L. Lathrop, and J.M. Walker, and a small series of incoming telegrams. Materials from the Chicago office consist of telegrams from C.E. Perkins, T.J. Potter, J.M. Forbes, and others, concerning the movement of trains, railroad buildings and equipment, personnel issues, and travel plans. 1894 telegrams include subject files on the Great Northern and Pullman strikes as well as the march of “Coxey’s Army” led by Jacob Coxey. Other letters concern various contracts and leases and the management of the H&StJ and KCStJ&CB Railroads.

Forms part of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records.

This finding aid supersedes the Guide to the Burlington Archives in the Newberry Library, 1851-1901 (Chicago: Newberry Library, 1949), and incorporates subsequent additions to the company records.

Dates

  • 1875-1909

Creator

Language

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).

Ownership and Literary Rights

The Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records 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.

Extent

19 Linear Feet (45.5 boxes)

Abstract

Correspondence between Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company (CB&Q) officers and directors, organized by Boston or Chicago office of origin. Content includes railroad extensions, construction, salaries, financial issues, strikes, and other aspects of company management. Forms part of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records.

Organization

Papers are organized in the following series
Series 31 B: General Office – Boston, 1875-1892
Boxes 1-24
Series 31 C: General Office – Chicago, 1876-1909
Boxes 25-46

Collection Stack Location

4a 34 7-8

Provenance

Deposit of the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Company, 1943, with subsequent additions, 1948-onward. Ownership transferred to Newberry Library by Burlington Northern Company, 1975.

Processed by

Martha Briggs, Alison Hinderliter, Lisa Janssen, Kelly Kress, Emma Martin, Andrew Olofsson, and Pamela Olson, 2014.
Title
Inventory of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Correspondence by Office, 1875-1909
Status
Completed
Author
Alison Hinderliter and Kelly Kress
Date
©2014.
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the The Newberry Library - Modern Manuscripts Repository

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