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Inventory of the Frederick J. Monteagle Collection, 1950-1953
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Frederick J. Monteagle Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1950-1953
    Collection number: MS 46
    Creator: Monteagle, Frederick J.
    Extent: 1 document box
    Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library
    Sacramento, California 95814
    Shelf location: Big Four Building or off-site storage. Please contact the Library in advance of your visit.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Monteagle Family, 1990

    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 Senior Curator. 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

    [Identification of item], Frederick J. Monteagle Collection, MS 46, California State Railroad Museum Library, Sacramento, California.

    Collection Description

    The collection consists of letters received by Frederick J. "Monte" Monteagle while he was Assistant City Editor of the Oakland Tribune, Oakland, California. The letters are typewritten, with some having handwritten notes.
    They concern the closing years of the Virginia & Truckee Railway, centering on the disposition of Virginia & Truckee records and artifacts to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Nevada, Reno, as well as the animosity between the company's Vice President and General Manager, Gordon A. Sampson, and railroadiana dealer Grahame Hardy.
    The collection contains 38 incoming personal and confidential letters from Sampson, 1950-1953; 2 letters from Virginia & Truckee president Leslie H. Moore, 1950; and 1 letter from Monteagle. In addition, there are envelopes and 2 clippings. The letters are arranged chronologically