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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Timothy Hopkins transportation collection
    creator: Hopkins, Timothy
    Identifier/Call Number: M0097
    Physical Description: 12 Linear Feet
    Date (inclusive): 1816-1942

    Scope and Content

    The most significant collection of letters extant on the subject of the Central Pacific is contained in the Hopkins-Huntington correspondence. Some 2,500 letters and documents in 14 volumes cover the years 1860-1885 and are concentrated on the years 1872-1876. The letters are from Collis P. Huntington to Mark Hopkins, Leland Stanford, Alfred A. Cohen, and others. Several volumes contain correspondence between E. B. Crocker, Alfred A. Cohen, W. C. Ralston, E. E. Hewitt and Mark Hopkins.
    In addition there is a volume of letters by Leland Stanford to a variety of correspondents, 1850-1893. (Transferred to University Archives).
    Also in the collection are papers of Butler Ives, 1862-70, Central Pacific clipping books, 1872-92, and the papers of E. H. Miller, Jr., 1859-92.
    As a part of the Hopkins manuscripts, there are numerous miscellaneous items from English and Indian railroads, 1830-1868, non-railroad transportation items, timetables, tickets, legal documents and the like.

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item] Timothy Hopkins transportation collection, M0097, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.


    Gift of Timothy Hopkins, M. A. Ives, Mrs. Hazel Elizabeth Sullivan, Mrs. Carleton E. Miller, and others.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.

    Conditions Governing Use

    While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns. However, most of these materials are believed to be in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use of public domain materials.

    Related Materials

    While this collection contains the bulk of Hopkins correspondence, as well as many early publications and printed items, the former Hopkins Transportation Library has been subdivided into several smaller collections, many of which retain the name Hopkins Transportation Collection. One may browse a list of various Hopkins-originated material here: https://searchworks.stanford.edu/catalog?q=%22Hopkins+Transportation+Library.%22&search_field=subject_terms
    M0097 Timothy Hopkins Transportation Collection, 1816-1942 (12 linear feet) http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/tf4489n75w
    M0164 Hopkins Transportation Collection, 1868-1936 (6 linear feet) http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/tf6j49n8tf
    M0175 Hopkins Transportation Collection 1711-1959 (5 linear feet) http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/tf3870032v
    M0200 Hopkins transportation collection, 1844-1969 (4 linear feet) http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/tf2z09n5zf
    M0234 Hopkins Transportation Collection Photographs (3 linear feet) http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/tf2r29n65q

    Transferred Materials

    Leland Stanford correspondence has been transferred to Stanford University Archives, SC0033 Leland Stanford papers, 1840-1896 https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/4085326
    "R. L. Wilbur to G. T. Clark, letter of transmittal. Letters to Mark Hopkins and various correspondents, business and personal. Letters of George E. Gray to Stanford. The Stanford, Stillman, Osgood letters."

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Railroads -- History
    Transportation -- History.
    Hopkins, Timothy
    Central Pacific Railroad Company