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International railroad collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administration Information
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: International railroad collection
    Dates: 1812-1884
    Collection Call Number: mssInternational railroad collection
    Extent: 17 volumes
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Manuscripts Department
    The Huntington Library
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2203
    Fax: (626) 449-5720
    Email: manuscripts@huntington.org
    URL: http://www.huntington.org
    Abstract: The collection consists of letters, documents and drawings pertaining to various railroads, particularly those in Australia and Great Britain.
    Language of Material: The records are in English.

    Administration Information


    Collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, please go to following web site .

    Publication Rights

    In order to quote from, publish, or reproduce any of the manuscripts or visual materials, researchers must obtain formal permission from the office of the Library Director. In most instances, permission is given by the Huntington as owner of the physical property rights only, and researchers must also obtain permission from the holder of the literary rights. In some instances, the Huntington owns the literary rights, as well as the physical property rights. Researchers may contact the appropriate curator for further information.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], International railroad collection, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchased from Anderson Galleries, 1919

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of letters, documents and drawings pertaining to various railroads, particularly those in Australia and Great Britain.
    Specific railways represented in the collection include: Victorian Railways (Australia), the Midland Great Western Company (Ireland), the Norwich and Spalding Railway (England), the Southampton, Manchester, and Oxford Junction Railway (England), the Edinburgh, Glasgow and Leith Railway (Scotland), and the Fond Du Lac of Lake Superior Railway (U.S.)
    Cataloger's note: The original lot number was retained when purchased from Anderson Galleries in 1919. It currently serves as the call number for the respected volume. The lot number does not indicate the number of volumes in this collection.

    Indexing Terms

    Corporate Names

    Baltimore and Port Deposite Rail Road Company
    Chicago, St. Paul and Fond du Lac Rail-Road Company
    Compagnie de chemin de fer de Paris a Rouen
    Great Northern Railway (Great Britain)
    London and North-Western Railway
    Midland Great Western Railway of Ireland
    Victorian Railways


    Civil engineers--Great Britain--Archives
    Railroad engineers--Great Britain--Archives
    Railroads--Australia--History--19th century--Sources
    Railroads--France--History--19th century--Sources
    Railroads--Great Britain--History--19th century--Sources
    Railroads--India--History--19th century--Sources
    Railroads--Ireland--History--19th century--Sources
    Railroads--Scotland--History--19th century--Sources
    Railroads--United States--History--19th century--Sources


    Drawings--19th century
    Letters (correspondence)--19th century