Title: Frederick J. Monteagle Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1950-1953
Collection number: MS 46
Monteagle, Frederick J.
Extent: 1 document box
California State Railroad Museum Library
Sacramento, California 95814
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Monteagle Family, 1990
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[Identification of item], Frederick J. Monteagle Collection, MS 46, California State Railroad Museum Library, Sacramento,
The collection consists of letters received by Frederick J. "Monte" Monteagle while he was Assistant City Editor of the
Oakland Tribune, Oakland, California. The letters are typewritten, with some having handwritten notes.
They concern the closing years of the Virginia & Truckee Railway, centering on the disposition of Virginia & Truckee records
and artifacts to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Nevada, Reno, as well
as the animosity between the company's Vice President and General Manager, Gordon A. Sampson, and railroadiana dealer Grahame
The collection contains 38 incoming personal and confidential letters from Sampson, 1950-1953; 2 letters from Virginia & Truckee
president Leslie H. Moore, 1950; and 1 letter from Monteagle. In addition, there are envelopes and 2 clippings. The letters
are arranged chronologically