Guide to the Hopkins transportation collection relating to shipping, 1711-1951

Department of Special Collections
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Stanford University Libraries
Stanford, CA 94305-6004
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The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Hopkins transportation collection relating to shipping, 1711-1951

Collection number: M0175

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Green Library
  • Stanford University Libraries
  • Stanford, CA 94305-6004
  • Phone: (650) 725-1022
  • Email: speccoll@sulmail.stanford.edu
  • URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
Processed by:
Special Collections staff
Date Completed:
1968 Mar. 15
© 1999 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Hopkins transportation collection relating to shipping,
Date (inclusive): 1711-1951
Collection number: Special Collections M0175
Creator:
Extent: .5 linear ft.
Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

Provenance

Transferred from the Hopkins Transportation Library at Stanford when it closed, n.d.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] Hopkins transportation collection, M0175, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous items, once belonging to the Hopkins Transportation Library at Stanford, including a ledger from an English sailing vessel dated 1711-1757, a book of U.S. Navy signals for 1813, and research reports from the National Federation of American Shipping dating from 1947 to 1951.

Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Ledger, dating 1711-1757connected with shipping trade in the New World, recording particularly profits of ship Mermaid and sailings to Virginia and the Indies. Detailed trading with names: Benj'm. Robinson, William Woodford, Thos. Montague, Rev'd. Owen Jones, Hy Robinson, Reuben Walsh, Chas. Gryme, Thos. Griffin of Rappahannock River, Va. and of trade with people in St. Christopher, Barbados, Bilboa, Bayonne, Bengal. There are also detailed accounts of ship refitting, purchases of tobacco, rum, sugar and books from Va. Timothy [Ganer?] was master of the Mermaid which sailed from Liverpool and Whitehaven.

Box 1, Folder 2

Cloth-bound book entitled Signals for the Use of the United States Navy, as adopted by order of the Navy Dept. printed in Washington City in 1813. Included are handwritten and illustrated notes on flags, signals, etc.

Box 1, Folder 3

1. Research Reports from the National Federation of American Shipping. 22 reports on the U.S. Flag Merchant Marine dating July 9, 1947 to Nov. 8, 1951.

Box 1, Folder 3

2. Maritime [UNK] of San Francisco Bay

Box 2, Folder 1

Photos of early San Francisco and vicinity.

Removed to collection M0326
Box 2, Folder 2

Photos of cable cars, and articles re. cable cars in San Francisco.

Physical Description: clips.
Removed to collection M0326
Box 2, Folder 3

Photos, and articles copied re. railroads in Calif. (misc.). Copy of a booklet entitled: Cable Railway Company's System of Traction Railways for Cities and Towns, photostat of The Street Railway Gazette (an article on Andrew Smith Hallidie).

Physical Description: clips.
Removed to collection M0326
Box 2, Folder 4

Locomotive classification sheets for N.W. Pacific R.R., 1916; Oregon and Calif. R.R., no date; Oregonian, no date; Calif. Pacific, no date; Southern Pacific R.R., no date; Northern Railway Co., no date; Central Pacific R.R. Co., no date.

Removed to collection M0326
Box 2, Folder 5

Schedule of Rates - San Fran. - Oakland Terminal R.R.'s, 11/6/17.

Removed to collection M0326
Box 2, Folder 6

Northern Pacific R.R. Co. Structural Pre-Inventory Notes, Washington Valuation Section 24, 1917, April.

Removed to collection M0326
Box 2, Folder 7

Northern Division Time Tables effective May, 1880; April, 1881; Apr. 1882; Nov. 1883; Oct. 1884; Aug. 1886; Nov. 1887; Aug. 1889; Oct. 1889; Dec. 1889; June, 1890; June 1891; and Sept. 1895.

Removed to collection M0326
Box 2, Folder 8

Complaint, Order for Writ of Mandate, Order for Injunction, Writ of Mandate for a case: Santa Clara Interurban R.R. Co. vs. The Board of Trustees of the Town of Mayfield, et. al.

Removed to collection M0326
Box 2, Folder 9

Miscellany:

Removed to collection M0326
 

Photos of R.R. Advertisements for Southern Pacific Co., San Jose R.R. Co., Central Pacific R.R. Co., Calif. Pacific R.R.;

 

Photos of time schedules for San Fran. and San Jose R.R., Aug. 1866;Central Southern and California Pacific R.R.'s May 1874;

 

Two large diagrams of stations with notations in French;

 

Advertisement for Reduced R.R. Fares for Farmers and Colonists;

 

Chronological history of the Key Route;

 

Key System Transit Co. and its Predecessors (chronology);

 

Chronological history of the bus lines of the Key System Transit Co.;

 

Notes taken from the San Fran. Directory 1860-61re. The Market Street R.R., the Omnibus R.R. Co., and the Oakland Bar;

 

Notes on various locomotives such as C.P. Huntington, C.H. Downey, Marion, and many listed by number;

 

Mag. article from Motor Land, Private Express Company Reveals Romance of Early Company by F.J. Dictrick, Jr. re. Pony Express;

 

Clip. from Oakland Post Enquirer May 11, 1926, Oakland Street Railway History Recalled When Old Time Carmen Meet.

 

Miscellaneous correspondence:

 

1926, Sept. 26.D.L. Joslyn to W.E. Gardiner re: pictures of R.R.'s.

 

1926, Oct. 11.D.L. Joslyn to W.E. Gardiner re: pictures of R.R.'s.

 

1926, Oct. 13.D.L. Joslyn to W.E. Gardiner Re; time off.

 

1931, July 27,D.L. Joslyn to W.E. Gardiner re: San Fran. and San Jose R.R. builders.

 

1941, Oct. 1.East Bay Transit Co. re: terms of the collective bargaining agreement to Division 18, Amalgamated Assoc. of Street, Electric Railway and Motor Coach Employees of America.

 

1951, Sept. 10.PonyExpress Route of early 1860's on letterhead of Union Pacific R.R. form letter.

Box 2, Folder 10

Miscellany:

Removed to collection M0326
 

Oakland Parking Ordinance, 1922;

 

Announcement that San Fran. - Oakland R.R.'s acquired by Key System Transit Co., Jan. 1924;

 

List of Central Pacific Locomotives prior to 1891;

 

Chart of rates for spring-summer 1897;

 

Booklet: Duluth Aerial Ferry Bridge, no date;

 

Please Pass Colliers, 1924, Aug. 13.

Box 3, Folder 1,2,3

Clippings dating during the 1920's re: railroads, Bay Area events, etc.

Removed to collection M0326

Arrangement

Unarranged.
Box 3, Folder 4

Scrapbook of W.E. Gardiner, Instructor S.F.O.T. Rys. August, 1916containing articles dating to 1919 from Oakland Tribune, S.F. Examiner, relating to local happenings.

Removed to collection M0326
Box 3, Folder 5

Scrapbook of Transit Journal for Sept. 15, 193450th anniversary issue re: Railways in S.F.

Removed to collection M0326
Box 3, Folder 6

Scrapbook of William Everald Gardiner, dating June 19, 1937, 1939,containing articles from Sat. Eve. Post, Colliers, Science mags. and clips concerning politics, astronomy, geology, labor, travel etc. Some hand copied articles and excerpts and typewritten copies of Research Bureau reports.

Removed to collection M0326
Box 4

Scrapbook; clippings, 1954 - 1955

Box 5

Scrapbook; clippings, 1956