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Atlantic and Pacific Railroad records
MS 491  
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Includes two letterpress books of land department records and an invoice for ties. One of the letterpress books contain copies of letters issued by J.W. Donnelly, Land Agent in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and C.H. Fancher, General Land Agent for Albuquerque. The other letterpress book contains copies of letters issued by J. W. Donnelly as Chief Clerk and J. A. Williamson as Land Commissioner.
The Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company was incorporated on July 27, 1866. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Company and the St. Louis & San Francisco Railway Company joined in a partnership in 1879 to build the western section of the Atlantic & Pacific Railroad Company under the original charter, from south of Albuquerque, New Mexico Territory, to San Francisco and other California points on the 35th Parallel Route. In 1895, it was forced into receivership. In 1879, an agreement between the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad, St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad Company and the Atlantic & Pacific arranged for the building of a transcontinental railroad under the initial Atlantic & Pacific charter. Through passenger service from the east began October 21, 1883. In 1895, at the time that the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company was chartered, the Atlantic & Pacific was retained, foreclosed and reorganized as the Santa Fe Pacific Railroad. For additional information, see Keith L. Bryant, Jr. HISTORY OF THE ATCHISON, TOPEKA AND SANTA FE RAILWAY (New York: MacMillan, 1974).
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