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International Railroad Collection: Finding Aid
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Access
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Overview of the Collection

    Title: International Railroad Collection
    Dates (inclusive): 1812-1884
    Collection Number: mssInternational railroad collection
    Extent: 17 volumes
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Manuscripts Department
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2129
    Email: reference@huntington.org
    URL: http://www.huntington.org
    Abstract: This collection consists of letters, documents and drawings pertaining to various railroads, particularly those in Australia and Great Britain, in the 19th century.
    Language: English.


    Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.

    Administrative Information

    Publication Rights

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item]. International Railroad Collection, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.


    Purchased from Anderson Galleries, 1919.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of letters, documents and drawings pertaining to various railroads, particularly those in Australia and Great Britain, in the 19th century.
    Specific railways represented in the collection include: Victorian Railways (Australia), the Midland Great Western Company (Ireland), the Norwich and Spalding Railway (England), the Southampton, Manchester, and Oxford Junction Railway (England), the Edinburgh, Glasgow and Leith Railway (Scotland), and the Fond Du Lac of Lake Superior Railway (U.S.)
    Cataloger's note: The original lot number was retained when purchased from Anderson Galleries in 1919. It currently serves as the call number for the respected volume. The lot number does not indicate the number of volumes in this collection.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  

    Corporate Names

    Baltimore and Port Deposite Rail Road Company
    Chicago, St. Paul and Fond du Lac Rail-Road Company
    Compagnie de chemin de fer de Paris a Rouen
    Great Northern Railway (Great Britain)
    London and North-Western Railway
    Midland Great Western Railway of Ireland
    Victorian Railways


    Civil engineers--Great Britain--Archives
    Railroad engineers--Great Britain--Archives
    Railroads--Australia--History--19th century--Sources
    Railroads--France--History--19th century--Sources
    Railroads--Great Britain--History--19th century--Sources
    Railroads--India--History--19th century--Sources
    Railroads--Ireland--History--19th century--Sources
    Railroads--Scotland--History--19th century--Sources
    Railroads--United States--History--19th century--Sources


    Drawings--19th century
    Letters (correspondence)--19th century