Guide to the Henry Maxwell McCartney Collection, 1869-1911

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Guide to the Henry Maxwell McCartney Collection, 1869-1911



California State Library

Sacramento, California

Contact Information:

  • California History Room
  • California State Library
  • Library and Courts Building II
  • 900 N. Street, Room 200
  • P.O. Box 942837
  • Sacramento, California 94237-0001
  • Phone: (916) 654-0176
  • Fax: (916) 654-8777
  • Email: cslcal@library.ca.gov
  • URL: http://www.library.ca.gov/
Processed by:
The California State Library staff
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1999 California State Library. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Henry Maxwell McCartney Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1869-1911
Box Number: 834-853
Creator: McCartney, Henry Maxwell
Extent: 20 boxes
Repository: California State Library
Sacramento, California
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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[Identification of item], Henry Maxwell McCartney Collection, California State Library.

Access Points

California--History
Mines and mineral resources--California
Railroads--California--History--19th Century
Railroads--California--Surveying
Railroads--West (U. S.)--Surveying
Northern Pacific Railroad Company
Union Pacific Railroad Company
Western Pacific Railroad Company
San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad Company

Contents

Business papers, charts, correspondence, diaries, maps, photographs, railroad papers.

Biography

Born April 12, 1848 in Easton Pennsylvania, Henry Maxwell McCartney came West in 1868 as a survey engineer employed by the Union Pacific Railroad on the line through Weber Station, Utah. Developing his career in railroad engineering, McCartney figured prominently in the construction of the Northern Pacific Railroad in Oregon and Washington; the Union Pacific Railroad in Washington, Utah and California; the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt lake Railroad from Salt Lake through to the California coast; and the Western Pacific Railroad throughout California. Other railroad lines McCartney helped construct were the Arizona and Utah Railroad in Kingman, Arizona; the Oregon Steam and Navigation Company in Portland, Oregon; the Ocean Shore Railroad in San Francisco, California; and a South American line in Peru. During his career, McCartney also had vested interests in McCartney and Company, a merchandising firm in Portland, Oregon; H. G. Hayward Company, a merchandising firm in Spokane Falls, Washington; West Grand View, a land development company in Salt Lake City, Utah; and land developments in Las Vegas, Nevada and Spokane Falls, Washington. He concurrently developed investments in gold, copper, iron, coal, oil and water. At the time of his death on October 16, 1915, McCartney was employed by the Southern Pacific Railroad land department in Los Angeles, California.

Correspondents

Major Correspondents

  • Allison, A. C.
  • Anderson, Edward H.
  • Ashton, James M.
  • Barlow, J. Q.
  • Barnes, G. W.
  • Bogue, Virgil Gay, 1846-1916
  • Breetz, C.
  • Dickens, Jno. W.
  • Dodge, Greenville Mellen, 1831-1916
  • Fady, A. M.
  • Gillespie, T. P. (Mrs.)
  • Havely
  • Hildreth, P. S.
  • Hodges, F. S.
  • Lewis, A. B.
  • McCamant, Wallace
  • McCartney, Albert
  • McCartney, Mary Elizabeth (mother)
  • McCartney, Madge (cousin)
  • McCartney, Washington (cousin)
  • Marx, C. D.
  • Maxwell, J. D.
  • Morris, Thomas B.
  • Palmer, T. S. (Theodore Sherman), 1868-1955
  • Peck, Annie S. (Annie Smith), 1850-1935
  • Peyton, Gill S.
  • Sprague, J. W.
  • Steele, H. Delture
  • Stout, J. Kennedy
  • Williams, J. C.
  • Wooden, J. S.

Other Correspondents

Box 841

  • Bamberger, J. E.
  • Bamberger, Simon
  • Boggs, Lem S.
  • Chilson, W. M.
  • Graves, Jay P.
  • Haas, J. C.
  • Hanley, John
  • Hart, Fred W.
  • Keough, John
  • McMynn, W. G.
  • Marvin, Robert N.
  • Cober, John (?)
  • Earl, W. H.
  • Romer, J. L.
  • Wantland, C. E.

Box 842

  • Barbee, Emma H.
  • Barthelemy, Nicholas
  • Boggs, John I.
  • Flannery, Thomas
  • Freudenthal, H. E.
  • Maxson, H. B.
  • Nauman, Charles (& Company)
  • Noteware, M. D.
  • Peterson, Wilheim
  • Riegg, R. C.
  • Robinson, F. M.
  • Stewart, Helen J.
  • Umbsen, Henry P.
  • White, C. A.
  • Whittmore, C. O.
  • Alf, Seymour
  • Buekler, J. M.
  • Burt, Louis
  • Clark, T. A.
  • Foster, Ernest LeNeue
  • Gunkel, Oscar
  • Holman, Fred V.
  • Jack, James G.
  • Moore, F. R.
  • Ross, James
  • Sanborn, H. D.
  • Small, D. W.
  • Terry, E. H.
  • Trumbull, Charles
  • Woodcock, J. M.

Box 843

  • Bamberger, Simon
  • Castle, J. E.
  • Castle, Zerah
  • Clampitt, L. A.
  • Critchlow, Edward B.
  • Dennis, A. C
  • Dillman, George L.
  • Goodsell, David
  • Gwyn, J. G.
  • Hill, H. C.
  • Kearney, W. H.
  • Lane, O. A.
  • McComb, Harry
  • Pierce, Charles D.
  • Pitts, H. A.
  • Stanton, Robert Brewster, 1846-1922
  • Tilton, E. G. (Ned)
  • Trumbull, Charles
  • Wattis, W. H.
  • Wilson, H.
  • Windsor, H. B.

Box 844

  • Williams, H. C.
  • Keith, David
  • Cavanaugh, Thomas H.
  • Frank, Robert
  • Hirsh, Morton B.
  • Hirsh, Ralph B.
  • Knox, Frank
  • McCornick and Company
  • Wantland, C. E.

Box 846

  • Joseph, Harry S.
  • Peaseoa, Charles E.
  • Thompson, E. D. R.
  • Clark, Ross
  • Kerens, Vincent
  • Lusk, F. S.
  • Moore, Charles D.
  • Barlow, John Q.
  • Hechtman, A. J.
  • Jack, James G.
  • Lockridge, M. K.
  • Maxwell, Walter S.
  • Sharp, W. G.
  • Lloyd, J. K.
  • Wilson Bros.

Box 847

  • Linton, George H.
  • Porter, James E.
  • Chilson, D. G.
  • Strong, William M.
  • Wilson, W. A.
  • Baldwin, Layton S.
  • Ballard, Charles H.
  • Bourne, Jonathan, Jr.
  • Clark, J. K.
  • Hargrove, Robert R.
  • Howard, Jennie (Mrs.)
  • Hurley, George
  • Johnstone and Foster
  • Silverman, Samuel I.
  • Trumbull, Charles

Box 849

  • Dickson, H. L.
  • McConnico, S. B.
  • Pickett, H. L.
  • Riter, W. W.
  • Tarr, N. W.
  • Van Fleet, John R.
  • Mason, J. O.
  • Bamberger, Simon
  • Pierce, Frank
  • Quackenbush, S. S.
  • Wountuni, A. N. (?)
  • Bogue, Virgil Gay, 1846-1916
  • Clark, W. A. (Washington Augustus), b.1842
  • Bechdolt, C. J.
  • Tollerton, W. J.
  • Hardy, C. W.
  • Smith, J. Fewson

Box 850

  • Anderson, A.
  • Booge, John I.
  • Bowman, G. J.
  • Fairweather, H. W.
  • Harris, Lewis B.
  • Hyde, S. C.
  • Kinnaird, J. M.
  • Lotan, James
  • McNaught, James
  • Moore, Miles C., 1845-
  • Nash, L. B. and L. G.
  • Rodolf, Charles C.
  • Small, D. W
  • Wikoff, Peter

Box 851

  • Mene, Charles D.
  • Smith, Phillip K.
  • Tilton, E. G.
  • Wattis, E. O.

Box 852

  • Barlow, J. Q.
  • Burch, A
  • Cameron, J. S.
  • Curtis, James F.
  • Foster, Ernest LeNeue
  • Grant, L. A.
  • Gunkel, Oscar
  • Hines, Frank L.
  • Hodges, H. B.
  • Jenney, Walter P.
  • Johnston, H. G.
  • Jones, S. S.
  • Kilpatrick Bros.
  • Kimball, T. L.
  • Le Prohon, E. M.
  • Maxwell, James R.
  • Moore, O. E.
  • Potter, T. J.
  • Smeed, E. C.
  • Van Arsdol, C. C.
  • Wood, W. H.
  • Woole, L. T.

Box 853

  • Gagley, James
  • Lund, R. C.
  • Milner, A. C.
  • Moffat, E. J. J. (Ned)
  • Pardee, I. P.
  • Robertson, Kenneth
  • Shimer, Porter W.
  • Stocker, H. J.
  • Colbath, L. U.
  • Humphrey, Richard L.
  • Oliver, Emery
  • Sale, C. Stanley
  • Wyche, T. G.

Material Transferred from the Collection

  • Photographs, group pictures, portraits, geographic pictures and subjects, 27 maps, 43 railroad charts, 19 railroad maps, 27 geographic maps.

Container List

Box 835

Arranged alphabetically by type of material

Box 836

Periodical, photographs, printed material

Box 837

Diaries and Day Books, 1871-1879

Box 838

Diaries and Day Books, 1880-1889

Box 839

Diaries and Day Books, 1890-1899

Box 840

Diaries and Day Books, 1900-1911

Box 841

Business papers: British Columbia and California

Box 842

Business papers: Nevada and Oregon

Box 843

Business papers: Utah, Emery County

Box 844

Business papers: Utah, 0 - S

Box 845

Business papers: Utah, Salt Lake City

Box 846

Business papers: Utah, Salt Lake County & Southwest

Box 847

Business papers: Washington, M - P

Box 848

Business papers: Washington, Spokane Falls

Box 849

Railroad papers: A-S

Box 850

Railroad papers: Northern Pacific Railroad (1881-1891)

Box 851

Railroad papers: San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad (1901- 1910)

Box 852

Railroad papers: Union Pacific Railroad System (1886-1900)

Box 853

Railroad papers: U - W