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NEWTON COPE COLLECTION
MS 63  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: NEWTON COPE COLLECTION
    Dates: 1868-1922
    Collection Number: MS 63
    Creator/Collector: Cope, Newton (1922-2005)
    Extent: 1 box
    Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library
    Sacramento, California 95814
    Abstract: The collection consists of invoices, bills, vouchers, and routine correspondence from the Central Pacific and Southern Pacific Railroads and subsidiary lines.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the California State Railroad Museum. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the District Collections Manager. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the CSRM as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    NEWTON COPE COLLECTION. California State Railroad Museum Library

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Newton Cope, Sr., 1977

    Biography/Administrative History

    Newton Cope (1922-2005) was a San Francisco social figure and a collector of Western antiques.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection consists of invoices, bills, vouchers, and routine correspondence from the Central Pacific and Southern Pacific Railroads and subsidiary lines. The documents relate largely to the purchase of supplies for railroad construction and operations. There are also documents relating to problems and complaints of freight customers. In addition, the collection contains wanted circulars for train robbers in the early twentieth century, as well as letters relating to the robberies.