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014737710

The Inception of the World's Railroads, A Finding Aid

Baker Library Historical Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University

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Harvard Business School, Boston MA 02163.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: 014737710
Repository: Baker Library Historical Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Title: The inception of the world's railroads
Date(s): 1791-1875
Quantity: 0.5 linear feet (4 volumes)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: Collection of original prospectuses, share certificates, portraits, autograph letters, manuscripts, drawings, plans, prints, time tables, illustrating the conception, designing, financing and building of the first English, French, German, American and South American railroads in three volumes.

Provenance:

The volumes were received by Baker Library Special Collections as a gift from J.P. Morgan & Co. in 1931.

Processing Information:

Processed: August 2016
By: Christine Riggle

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research.
Materials stored onsite. Please contact histcollref@hbs.edu for more information.

Preferred Citation:

Cite as: The Inception of the World's Railroads. Kress Collection of Business and Economics. Baker Library. Harvard Business School.

Series Outline

The collection is arranged in the following series:

Scope and Content Note:

Collection of original prospectuses, share certificates, portraits, autograph letters, manuscripts, drawings, plans, prints, time tables, caricatures, &c., illustrating the conception, designing, financing and building of the first English, French, German, American and South American railroads in three volumes. The earliest date noted on the autograph letters is 1791 and the latest is 1875. The fourth volume is a description of the collection.

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