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United Railroads of San Francisco Records
MS 62  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: United Railroads of San Francisco Records
    Dates: 1902-1910
    Collection Number: MS 62
    Creator/Collector:
    Extent: 12 volumes + 1 folder
    Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives
    Sacramento, California 95814
    Abstract: The collection consists of financial documents from the organization of the company to 1910. They relate to the initial financing of the United Railroads as well as later income and expenses.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research by appointment. Contact Library Staff.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the California State Railroad Museum. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the CSRM Library & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the CSRM as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item]. United Railroads of San Francisco Records. Collection Number: MS 62. California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Fred N. Holabird, 1993

    Biography/Administrative History

    Organized in 1902, the United Railroads combined the Market Street Railway, Sutter Street Railroad, and San Francisco & San Mateo Railroad. The company survived the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire and a protracted and bitter strike the following year. It continued to operate streetcars in the city and down the San Mateo Peninsula until 1921. In that year, the United Railroads was succeeded in business by a new Market Street Railway.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection consists of financial documents from the organization of the company to 1910. They relate to the initial financing of the United Railroads as well as later income and expenses. It contains several volumes of general ledgers from 1902-1910, registers of vouchers and voucher records, cash books and an audit voucher for payment of a $10,00 load from the Crocker National Bank of San Francisco all documenting expenses incurred as a result of the 1906 earthquake and fire and the strike of 1907.