Title: NEWTON COPE COLLECTION
Collection Number: MS 63
Extent: 1 box
California State Railroad Museum Library
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
This collection is open for research.
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 Director of Collections. 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.
NEWTON COPE COLLECTION. California State Railroad Museum Library
Gift of Newton Cope, Sr., 1977
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.