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Railroads -- Tennessee -- History -- 19th century.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Campbell Wallace Papers

Identifier: MS-0001

This collection houses personal and professional correspondence documenting Campbell Wallace's involvement with insurance and property, requests for financial aid, references, verification of character, financial backing, railroads, private businesses, and stock companies.

Dates: 1840-1946; Majority of material found within 1840-1895

Captain William E. Merrill's Rail Road Bridges and Tunnels Document

Identifier: MS-3844

This collection contains a lithograph document compiled by Captain William E. Merrill in 1864 featuring records of bridges and tunnels along the railway between Georgia and Tennessee.

Dates: 1864

Carolina, Knoxville, and Western Railroad Circular

Identifier: MS-3629

This circular provides “facts and figures showing why the voters of Knox County should vote for the subscription of $100,000 at the election, Saturday, October 29.” Specifically, it lists the assessed valuation for each district in Knox County and compares the needed tax to the potential gains in markets and other value.

Dates: 1890 October

Cumberland-Sequatche Railroad Collection

Identifier: MS-1114

This collection houses 7 manuscript notebooks containing survey and engineering data.

Dates: 1870-1880

East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad Records

Identifier: MS-2211

The East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad Records Collection contains letters, legal papers, and receipts which document the development of a railroad connection between Knoxville and Virginia. Much of the material deals with a lawsuit for non-payment between the railroad and Jesse Crouch of Washington County, Tenn.

Dates: 1852-1871

East Tennessee & Virginia Railroad Records

Identifier: MS-1100

This collection contains documents from the Office of East Tennessee & Virginia Rail Road Company in 1854. Included is a dray ticket, a letter to James L. Coile and sons about money owed for shares of stock in the company, and copy of a resolution to the Board of Directors regarding stock money collection arrangements.

Dates: 1854

Mississippi Central & Tennessee Railroad Bill of Lading

Identifier: MS-1424

This bill of lading indicates that J. L. Moore consigned 10 bales of cotton to Fowlkes & Co. in Memphis, Tennessee at Loone's Station.

Dates: 1857 March 7

Sam Tate Letter

Identifier: MS-1056

This collection contains one letter written by Samuel Tate to an associate by the last name Gill about the Memphis and Charleston Railroad.

Dates: 1860