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Howard Hobbs Thompson papers
MS 559  
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Description
Materials relating to Howard H. Thompson's career with the Southern Pacific Company including Division and system passes (1928-1951), a commemorative certificate (in metal) of attendance at the Golden Gate International Exposition (1939), two Sacramento Division seniority roster and time books (January 1, 1931, July 1, 1947), and a copy of David L. Joslyn's 3-page 1948 article "From Out of the Past" regarding the 1913 50-year commemoration of groundbreaking in Sacramento for the construction of the transcontinental railroad on January 8, 1863.
Background
Howard Hobbs Thompson worked for the Southern Pacific Company on the Sacramento Division for over 26 years. He began as a clerk and was by 1934 a stenographer-clerk. In 1943 he had risen in rank to become the Secretary to the Superintendent of Motive Power. Howard H. Thompson was born in West Virginia on September 30, 1885 and died on August 19, 1951 in Sacramento County, California. His brother-in-law was longtime SP telegrapher Frank L. Rector (MS 558).
Extent
1 folder
Restrictions
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 Archivist. 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.
Availability
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.