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Inventory of the United Railroads of San Francisco Collection, 1902-1910
MS 62  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Collection Description
  • Historical Background
  • Key to Arrangement

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: United Railroads of San Francisco Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1902-1910
    Collection number: MS 62
    Creator: United Railroads of San Francisco
    Extent: 12 volumes
    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

    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], United Railroads of San Francisco Collection, MS 62, California State Railroad Museum Library, Sacramento, California.

    Collection Description

    The collection consists of financial documents from the organization of the company to 1914. They relate to the initial financing of the United Railroads as well as later income and expenses. In particular, they contain information on damages suffered and expenses incurred as a result of the 1906 earthquake and fire and the strike of 1907.

    Historical Background

    Organized in 1902, the United Railroads combined the Market Street Railway, Sutter Street Railroad, and San Francisco & San Mateo Railroad. The company survived the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire and a protracted and bitter strike the following year. It continued to operate streetcars in the city and down the San Mateo Peninsula until 1921. In that year, the United Railroads was succeeded in business by a new Market Street Railway.

    Key to Arrangement

    • General ledger, No. 1
      Date: (1902 - 1907)
    • General ledger, No. 2
      Date: (1907 - 1909)
    • General ledger, No. 3
      Date: (1910)
    • General journal No. 2
      Date: (August 1905 - April 1908)
    • General journal No. 3
      Date: (May 1908 - June 1910)
    • Journal
      Date: (January 1909 - May 1910)
    • Register of vouchers
      Date: (November 1906 - February 1908)
    • Register of vouchers
      Date: (March 1908 - June 1909)
    • Voucher record No. 3
      Date: (November 1905 - November 1906)
    • Cash book
      Date: (March 1906 - October 1906)
    • Cash book
      Date: (September 1906 - November 1906)
    • Cash journal
      Date: (December 1908 - June 1910)