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Railroads

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

17th-20th Century Correspondence and Documents

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1948-003

Captain William Henry Chase Letter

 Collection — Box 140
Identifier: MSS 0-54
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a letter from Captain William H. Chase of Pensacola, Florida, to Lieutenant A. H. Bowman, an Army Engineer, directing Bowman to make a survey of the Pensacola area to find a shorter navigation route. A partial transcript of the letter is also available.

Dates: Other: Majority of material found in January 25, 1829; Other: Date acquired: 02/06/1962

Carlton J. Corliss Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 79-1
Abstract

The collection includes correspondence, publications, service records, diaries, memorabilia, articles, research notes, speeches, genealogical information, photographs, and scrapbooks created or collected by Carlton J. Corliss. The majority of the papers are related to railroads, various railway companies that Corliss worked for, and publications about railroads. Topics include the Florida East Coast Railway, the Illinois Central Railroad Company, the Association of American Railroads, Abraham Lincoln, Florida, public relations, and his book, MAIN LINE OF MID-AMERICA. The collection also includes some writings of Robert S. Chilton from his service in the State Department.

Dates: Created: 1859-1978

Civil War papers of East Florida

 Collection — Box 140
Identifier: MSS 0-58
Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials related to the Civil War in East Florida. There are letters, orders, requisitions, receipts, and other papers related to the Civil War, dating 1856-1864.

The correspondence consists of 50 letters related to various officers and the following subjects: leather for government use, fodder and horses, cotton, food stores, military supplies and transportation, teamsters, mail routes, freight, Lake City, Waldo, Palatka, Gainesville, Brandon, Micanopy, Orange Springs, Archer, Camp Milton, Sanderson, Crystal River, Clay Landing, Tampa, Baldwin, and Silver Springs.

Dates: Created: 1856-1864; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1961

Donald N. Duvick transcript

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box, Folder: 06.0111 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-06.0111
Scope and Contents

Technician Fourth Grade Donald N. Duvick's oral history transcript describes his experiences as a company clerk with the 1265th Engineer Combat Battalion, Company B, of the United States Army. His experiences in Germany as a non-combatant illustrate other roles soldiers were assigned during World War II.

Dates: Created: 1943-1946; Other: Date acquired: 06/21/2006

Flagler Enterprises Letters

 Collection — Box 146
Identifier: MSS 1964-107
Scope and Contents The two manuscript letters, dated 1893, are by George F. Miles, St. Augustine, Florida to Landford Fleming, Esq., C.M.G., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and refer to matters pertaining to Flagler enterprises. Mr. Miles at that time was general manager and director of the Florida Coast Line Canal and Transportation Company with headquarters at St. Augustine, and Mr. Fleming was a stockholder in the "Boston and Florida Land Company." In his letter of March 21, 1893, Mr. Miles expressed concern about the health of Mr. Fleming, and suggested that the delightful climate in Florida could be beneficial to him. About business matters, he wrote: "The country along our waterway...
Dates: Created: 1893

Flagler Enterprises Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 0-108
Scope and Contents This collection consists of materials related to the Florida East Coast Railway and other Flagler enterprises. The papers indicate that they maintained offices in Jacksonville and St. Augustine, Florida. There are job descriptions, blueprints, plans, maps, and permission documents from various government officials to proceed with construction.There is also historical information, such as the corporate history of the Atlantic and East Coast Terminal Company. Within the documentation, there are change orders to provide separate waiting rooms for white and black customers in Jacksonville, Mayport, Orange City, East Palatka, Palm Beach, Rockledge, San Mateo, Stuart, Titusville, West...
Dates: Created: 1884-1917; Other: Date acquired: 06/01/1972

Florida Railroad Company Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 1968-115
Scope and Contents The Florida Railroad Company Papers document the early history of this company during its period of construction from Fernandina to Cedar Key, FL., and includes articles of agreement, articles of copartnership, deeds, and a resolution. It is significant to researchers studying the history of Florida's 19th Century railroads. The collection consists of 8 manuscript documents signed by various officials: the charter of the company, certificates of agreements for financing and constructing the railroad from Fernandina to Cedar Key; David L. Yulee was president, Joseph Finegan & Co. were to build and equip the railroad with certain cars; papers also include land deeds along the...
Dates: Created: 1855-1860; Other: Date acquired: 03/01/1968

Jerry Carter Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 0-46
Scope and Contents Official papers, scrapbooks, political correspondence, campaign materials, financial papers, films, tapes, books, newspaper articles, pictures, cards, poetry, maps and certificates. Materials in this collection include official papers about the Florida Public Service Commission, political correspondence and other election materials for the Democratic party, Interstate Commerce Commission finance dockets related to a variety of railroad companies, railroad correspondence, materials related to buses and taxis, papers concerning motor freight, telephones in Florida, power companies serving Florida, and Florida water, sewers, canals and waterways. Other materials include sketches...
Dates: Created: 1923-1966; Other: Date acquired: 06/30/1965

John D. Gray letter

 Collection — Box 149: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3
Identifier: MSS 0-130
Scope and Contents

This item is an original letter bearing the signature of John D. Gray, Tallahassee, Florida, March 24, 1836, addressed to Philip Ford. The letter discussed "End Plates" and "Spikes;" evidently to be used in the construction of the St. Joseph-Lake Wimico Railroad, the first railroad built in Florida.

Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1836

Red Hills of Florida Collection

 Collection — OS Box 1
Identifier: MSS 1994-002
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of the background files, notes, correspondence, permission, maps, manuscripts, and other materials that were collected or created by Clifton Paisley during the writing of his work, Red Hills of Florida. Included among these items are biographical sources, census data, maps and surveys of the Red Hills region, letters to and from local organizations and persons, newspapers, and interviews. The majority of the collection consists of those materials which actually played a part in the publication of the book. These items include notes, manuscripts, galley proofs, camera ready copies, and photographs mainly dating from the 1970s...
Dates: Created: 1820-1994

Roderick Kirkpatrick Shaw collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 0-223
Scope and Contents This collection consists of original manuscripts related to Joseph Finegan, the estate of John D. Bellechasse, the Florida Railroad Company, and General H. S. Sanford. These materials should be useful as a biographical sketch of Joseph Finegan. Other subjects covered by the collection include: Jacksonville, Cuba, Lake Monroe, auctions, mill property, Joseph Oliver, St. Mary's Parish in Louisiana, debts, David L. Yulee, Confederate States District Court of Florida, George W. Call, railroad construction, Joseph Finegan & Co, Fernandina, William Phelan, orange groves in Mellonville, Florida, land sales, Orange County, John Forbes, St. Augustine, and Savannah. The collection also...
Dates: Created: 1851-1884; Other: Date acquired: 12/02/1964

Roderick McLennan Civil War Papers

 Collection — Box 152
Identifier: MSS 1965-183
Scope and Contents Photostats of manuscripts and two United States printed forms filled in by and concerning Roderick McLennan, a citizen of Canada, 1864-1887. The five items are as listed below:1. Letter by Roderick McLennan, Federal Prison, Ft. Jefferson, Monroe County, Florida, dated November 27, 1864, to "Dr. Donald," his brother. This four-page letter contains explanations regarding his imprisonment at Ft. Jefferson.2. Civil War document. Sworn statement by Roderick McLennan that he will leave the United States of America... "and will not return to the United States or to the so-called Confederate States, during the existing war..." Attested by W.D. Brown, Captain and...
Dates: 1864-1887

T. W. T. Curtis Papers

 Collection — Box 142
Identifier: MSS 0-82
Scope and Contents

This collection contains letters, dated 1886, from T. W. T. Curtis of New Haven, Connecticut, to John S. Wycoff of Citra, Florida, concerning joint holdings in citrus groves in Florida. The correspondence is especially interesting from the point of view of grading, marketing and pricing as compared to methods employed by the citrus industry in 1963. Other letters are from D. L. Yulee of Washington, to Colonel E. I. Lutterloch in Florida, relative to transfer of land for construction of the Suwannee & Gulf Railroad. There is also a picture in this collection which offers a bird's eye view of Cedar Key, Florida.

Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1886; Other: Date acquired: 11/17/1961

West Yellow Pine Lumber Company Records, 1855-1916

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1-25
Abstract

The West Yellow Pine Company records include correspondence, letterpress books, time books, invoices, account records, lumber orders, lumber reports, and railway waybills. The collection also includes the records of the Madison Southern Railway, owned by the West Yellow Pine Company.

Dates: Created: 1855 - 1916; Other: Majority of material found in 1900-1916