Guide to the San Diego Electric Railway Papers MS 139
Finding aid prepared by Samantha Mills
San Diego History Center Document CollectionNovember 16, 2015
1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA, 92101
Title: San Diego Electric Railway Papers
Identifier/Call Number: MS 139
Contributing Institution: San Diego History Center Document Collection
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.25 Linear feet (1 box)
Date (inclusive): 1890-1892
Abstract: This collection contains papers related to the construction of the San Diego Electric Railway in 1892.
creator: San Diego Electric Railway Company.
The San Diego Electric Railway Company was incorporated by A.B. Spreckels in 1892 after he acquired the entire property of the ailing San Diego Street Car Company for $115,000. The original officers were A.B. Spreckels (president), E.S. Babcock (vice president), Joseph A. Flint (secretary, treasurer, and general manager), John D. Spreckels, and Charles T. Hinde. In May 1892 they began to transform all existing street car lines to electric power.
This collection contains papers related to the construction of the San Diego Electric Railway in 1892. These papers include correspondence between Henry E. Brett and E.S. Babcock, bids and contracts, documents detailing the costs of machinery and other equipment, and work specifications for different aspects of the project.
This collection is arranged by subject.
San Diego Electric Railway Papers, MS 139, San Diego History Center Document Archives, San Diego, CA.
This collection is open for research.
The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply.
Collection processed by Samantha Mills on December 2, 2013.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Atlas Iron Works.
Babcock, Elisha S.
Brett, Henry E.
General Electric Company.
H.P. Gregory & Co..
Hacker & Son.
Julian & Son.
Los Angeles Consolidated Railway Company.
Parke & Lacey.
San Diego Street Car Company.
Standard Iron Works.
San Diego (Calif.)