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Lord, Daniel papers
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento Room
    Title: Daniel Lord papers
    Identifier/Call Number: MC 57
    Physical Description: .1 Linear Feet (1 Archival Folder)
    Date (inclusive): 1902-1953
    Abstract: Daniel Lord worked as a conductor for the Southern Pacific Company in Sacramento from 1896 to 1952. This collection of records from his work for SP includes letters of commendation, photographs, records regarding membership in the Railway Conductors of America (1902-1952), and retirement documents.

    Biographical Note

    Daniel Lord was born in Colfax, California, in 1875, the son of Placer County settler Thomas Jefferson Lord and. He moved to Sacramento at a young age and began work as a brakeman for Southern Pacific Company in 1896. He and his wife Edna (Kyburg) resided in the New Era Park neighborhood and had three children: Daniel, Lois and James. After a long and distinguished career as a conductor, Lord retired from SP in 1952 and passed away in 1953.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Daniel Lord papers, MC 57, Sacramento Room, Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento, California.

    Scope and Contents

    This collection is comprised primarily of Daniel Lord's records from his employment for Southern Pacific Company. They include letters of commendation, photographs, records regarding membership in the Railway Conductors of America (1902-1952), and retirement documents. Of note are photographs of Daniel Lord posing in a rail car with passengers, and a letter from SP superintendent W. L. Hack extending his personal appreciation for the movement of President Herbert Hoover's train.