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Mss:7 1832-1851 F327

Felton, S. M. (Samuel Morse), 1809-1889. Samuel Morse Felton Business Records, 1766-1875 (inclusive), 1832-1851 (bulk): A Finding Aid

Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University


Harvard Business School, Boston MA 02163.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: Mss:7 1832-1851 F327
Repository: Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Creator: Felton, Samuel Morse, 1809-1889
Title: Samuel Morse Felton business records
Date(s): 1766-1875
Date(s): 1832-1851
Quantity: 1 linear feet (2 boxes)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: The Samuel Felton Morse business records contain papers relating to road building, railroad construction, engineering papers, and family deeds.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

The Samuel Morse Felton business records were received by Baker Library Special Collections as a donation from Edgar C. Felton, 1926.

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open for research. Materials stored offsite; access requires advance notice. Contact specialcollectionsref@hbs.edufor more information.

Preferred Citation:

Cite as: Sameul Morse Felton (Sr.) Business Records. Baker Library, Harvard Business School.

Biographical / Historical

Samuel Morse Felton was a civil engineer of Boston, Mass., and railroad executive. He graduated from Harvard in 1834 and was employed as an engineer for Loammi Baldwin, Jr. and took over his business after Baldwin's death in 1838. He also served a superintendent of construction for the Fitchburg Railroad in 1843. Later served as president of Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad from 1851-1864.

Scope and Contents

Small notebooks and unbound papers relating to road building, experiments at the Mill Dam and City Mills, Boston, construction work on Worcester and Providence, Vermont Central, and Fitchburg Railroads, proposals for grading Bunker Hill Monument; there are also plans of wharves, family deeds, and miscellaneous engineering papers. Items not specifically connected with Felton relate to the Boston and Roxbury Water Supply Company, Taylor's Falls Bridge, Nashua, N.H. (Loammi Baldwin et al vs. David Ames, Jr.), and S. F. Johnson, surveyor on the Worcester and Providence railroads. There is also one volume recording tolls paid, 1828-1834, on the Warren Bridge, Boston to Charlestown, Mass.

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Additional Index Terms

Transportation.; Boston (Mass.)
Railroad engineering.
Toll roads -United States
Boston (Mass.).
Baldwin, Loammi.