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Howard Hobbs Thompson papers
MS 559  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Howard Hobbs Thompson papers
    Dates: 1928-1951
    Collection Number: MS 559
    Creator/Collector: Thompson, Howard H.
    Extent: 1 folder
    Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives
    Sacramento, California 95814
    Abstract: 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.
    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 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.

    Preferred Citation

    Howard Hobbs Thompson papers. California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Ruth Rector Collier, 2008

    Biography/Administrative History

    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).

    Scope and Content of Collection

    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.