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William Ferdinand McLaughlin travel journal
MS 799  
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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: William Ferdinand McLaughlin travel journal
    Dates: Sep. 1919 - Jul. 1922
    Collection Number: MS 799
    Creator/Collector: McLaughlin, William Ferdinand
    Extent: 1 album
    Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives
    Sacramento, California 95814
    Abstract: A 184-page album with black and white photographs including descriptions of train trips taken by United States Railroad Administration official William Ferdinand McLaughlin from 1919 to 1922 with his girlfriend and then wife, Dusty Harrington.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    This collection is open for research at our off-site storage facility with one week's notice. Contact Library & Archives staff to arrange for access.

    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 Librarian. 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

    William Ferdinand McLaughlin travel journal. California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives

    Biography/Administrative History

    William Ferdinand McLaughlin was a Philadelphia resident who worked for the United States Railroad Administration. He married Dusty Harrington in 1921.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    A 184-page album with black and white photographs including descriptions of train trips taken by United States Railroad Administration official William Ferdinand McLaughlin from 1919 to 1922 with his girlfriend and then wife, Dusty Harrington. Includes photographs of the cities he visited, including San Francisco, Monterey, Tia Juana, Mexico, Los Angeles, Colorado, Santa Fe, Utah, Buffalo, and Minneapolis. Trips on the Southern Pacific over the Santa Cruz mountains, on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe to San Diego and Tia Juana, Mexico, on Pacific Electric to Orange and Los Angeles counties, a Western Pacific trip to Denver, Colorado via the Feather River Canyon, the Oregon Short Line to Ogden with a connection to Union Pacific's Overland Limited, and over the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway to St. Paul, to Salt Lake City on the Northern Pacific and on the Pennsylvania Railroad to Philadelphia. Also includes family photographs taken in San Francisco and Minneapolis. [Album 83]