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Guide to the Letcher railroad collection, 1860-1889
Special Collections M0268  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Letcher railroad collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1860-1889
    Collection number: Special Collections M0268
    Creator: Letcher, Howard T., d. 1974.
    Extent: 2 linear ft.
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

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    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.


    Purchased from Howard T. Letcher Estate, 1976

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item] Letcher railroad collection, M0268, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.


    Dr. Howard T. Letcher worked for the Shasta Division of the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1940 and 1941; he was a noted railroad historian and in 1971 was asked by then California Governor Ronald Reagan to serve on the board of directors of the Transportation museum in Sacramento, California.

    Scope and Content

    Correspondence and documents concerning the Southern Pacific Company and the Northern California operations of the Central Pacific Railroad. Topics include: accidents, brakes, employee problems, engines, engineers, rates pay, and train delays.