A collection of business letters
between railroad magnates Charles Crocker and Collis P. Huntington covering the years August
1881 and December 1883.
Charles Crocker (1822-1888) was a prominent store-owner in Sacramento when, in 1860, he
joined Collis Huntington, Huntington's business partner Mark Hopkins, then-Governor Leland
Stanford, and other smaller investors in financing Theodore Judah's Central Pacific Railroad
plan. Crocker's role in the Central Pacific was to oversee the construction. Crocker solved
the problem of manpower by hiring Chinese workers and succeeded in finishing track
construction many years ahead of the federal deadline. During the time of these letters,
Crocker was the second vice president of the Central Pacific Railroad.
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