Guide to the Central Pacific Railroad Company Collection, 1861-1899

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Guide to the Central Pacific Railroad Company Collection, 1861-1899



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: Central Pacific Railroad Company Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1861-1899
Box Number: 1050
Collector: California State Library
Extent: 1 box
Repository: California State Library
Sacramento, California
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Central Pacific Railroad Company Collection, California State Library.

Access Points

Central Pacific Railroad Company
Southern Pacific Railroad Company

Contents

Miscellaneous correspondence, ephemera and papers of the Central Pacific Railroad Company, including one group of letters and reports related to the question of refunding Central Pacific Railroad Company debt.

History

The Central Pacific Railroad Company was established in 1861. It was financed by the "Big Four," Charles Crocker, Mark Hopkins, Collis P. Huntington, and Leland Stanford and by land grants, subsidies and loans from federal, state and local government resources. Construction began on January 8, 1863 and on May 10, 1869 the railroad was completed to Promontory Point, Utah, where it met with the Union Pacific. The "Big Four" also acquired the Southern Pacific Railroad. In 1899 after much negotiation between the Central Pacific and the United States government settlement was made which eventually brought about repayment of the loan made by the United States. The Central Pacific Railroad was absorbed by the Southern Pacific in 1899.

Correspondents

  • Bellinger, Charles Byron, 1939-1905.
  • Central Pacific Shareholders Protection Committee
  • Crocker, Charles, 1822-1888.
  • Doyle, John Thomas, 1819-1906.
  • Gunner, W. C.
  • Montague, Samuel S.
  • Moreshead, W.
  • Morgan, John Tyler, 1824-1907.
  • Morrison, L. J.
  • West, C. W.
  • Wood, Charles Erskine Scott, 1852-1944.

Container List

Box 1

Arranged alphabetically by type of material.