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Illinois Central Railroad Annual Reports

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3149

This collection consists of two bound volumes housing the annual reports of the Illinois Central Railroad Company's Board of Directors from 1852 to 1900. Topics discussed include passenger and freight business, railroad construction, income, expenditures, and general business conditions.

Dates

  • 1852-1900

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

3 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection consists of two bound volumes housing the annual reports of the Illinois Central Railroad Company's Board of Directors from 1852 to 1900. Topics discussed include passenger and freight business, railroad construction, income, expenditures, and general business conditions.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Illinois Central Railroad Company was chartered in 1851 after receiving the first federal land grant for a railway in 1850. Its first line, completed in 1856, ran the length of Illinois from Galena to Cairo. In the 1870s and 1880s, the railroad expanded through Mississippi, Kentucky, and Tennessee.

Arrangement

Collection consists of two boxes.

Acquisition Note

Collection was donated to Special Collections by Harry James Bruce.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480