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Nashville and Florence Railroad Company Construction Cost Estimates

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1431

The first document in this collection is a bid from O. H. P. Bennett Engineers dated April 17, 1880 indicating that they could construct the proposed Nashville and Florence Railroad at a cost of $19,990. The second item is a bid from Chas. W. Brown dated May 15, 1880 stating that his organization could construct the line for $39,000.

Dates

  • 1880 April 17-May 15

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 Special Collections.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

The first document in this collection is a bid from O. H. P. Bennett Engineers dated April 17, 1880 indicating that they could construct the proposed Nashville and Florence Railroad at a cost of $19,990. The second item is a bid from Chas. W. Brown dated May 15, 1880 stating that his organization could construct the line for $39,000.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Nashville and Florence Railroad Company was incorporated on February 24, 1879 for the purpose of constructing a rail line from Columbia, Tennessee to Florence, Alabama. It opened as far as the Alabama state line on November 26, 1880. On May 16, 1887, it was consolidated to become the Nashville, Florence, and Sheffield Railway Company, which finished construction to Florence and opened the rest of this line on June 16, 1888.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased these bids in 1987.

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