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Overview

Historical Note

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Arrangement of the Collection

Restrictions

Access Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Muskogee Company records

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Muskogee Company records [Part 1]

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Overview

Creator: Muskogee Company
Title: Muskogee Company records [Part 1]
Inclusive Dates: 1808-circa 1939
Bulk Dates: circa 1910-circa 1930
Abstract: This collection contains records related to the Muskogee Company, a holding company which directed several small railroads in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. Most of the collection concerns the Muskogee Company: company history, finances, correspondence, and the smaller companies under its direction including the Midland Valley Railway, the Oklahoma City-Ada-Atoka Railway, the Cherokee Construction Company, and the Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf Railroad. Records on the Osage Railroad and the papers of Charles Edward Ingersoll—the Philadelphia businessman who helped create and direct the Muskogee Company—are also included.
Accession No: Mss 0045
Extent: 105 boxes (105 linear feet)
Language: Material is in English
Repository DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University

Historical Note

The history of the Muskogee Company begins with the Choctaw, Oklahoma & Gulf Railroad, built in the 1890s by a group of Philadelphia businessmen headed by Charles Edward Ingersoll. The line ran from Hartford, Arkansas to McAlester, Oklahoma. It was constructed to serve the Arkansas coal fields in which the Philadelphians held extensive interests: the Sebastian County Coal & Mining Co., American Smokeless Coal Co., Mazzrad Coal & Mining Co., and Garland Coal & Mining Co.

In 1902 the Ingersoll group sold their line to a competitor and decided to start a new line – the Midland Valley Railroad – from Ft. Smith, Arkansas to Wichita, Kansas. The road was to travel northwest from Arkansas through Indian Territory (Oklahoma) via Muskogee, Tulsa, and a portion of the Osage Indian Nation, and was conceived with the idea of serving the coal market in Kansas and points beyond.

In order to finance the new line, the Philadelphians formed the Cherokee Construction Company, which issued notes and mortgages and quickly began work on the Midland Valley Railroad. As the Midland Valley became operable, it issued its own stocks and bonds. When the line reached Arkansas City, Kansas, additional companies – the Midland Construction Company and the Wichita & Midland Valley Railroad – were formed to complete the construction and operation of the line from Arkansas City to Wichita. These two additional companies were based in Wichita.

Although the Midland Valley Railroad was originally intended primarily to haul coal, the discovery and development of oil fields during the early 1900s, and the subsequent economic and population growth, led to expansion both in traffic and of the railroad itself. Growth was largely due to traffic in oil, but the line saw increases in passenger and freight traffic as well. The Glenn Pool Branch line was constructed to serve the Glenn Pool oilfield. An independent road, the Osage Railway, was built during the early 1920s to accommodate traffic from the oil fields located in the Osage Nation.

Several holding companies were also formed during the 1920s, and were primarily concerned with the Midland Valley’s affairs – the Foraker Company, Bird Creek Company, and the Muskogee Company. Another, the Southwestern Company, was formed in order to acquire the stocks and bonds of the Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf Railroad, a nearby road that had twice gone into receivership. In 1926, the Southwestern Company was able to take over the K.O. & G. and, after its recognition, was soon operating that railroad profitably. In 1929, the Muskogee Company acquired the Oklahoma City-Ada-Atoka Railroad Company and its subsidiary line, the Oklahoma City- Shawnee Interurban Company. Thus, the Ingersoll interests came to own and operate four different lines with a total of 756 miles of track.

Through prudent management, the railroads survived the Great Depression and continued operating successfully thereafter. In 1953, however, the Osage Railroad was abandoned. In 1963, the Texas & Pacific, a subsidiary of the Missouri Pacific Railroad, acquired the Midland Valley; Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf; and the Oklahoma City-Ada-Atoka railroads. The latter was sold to the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe that same year, while the former two lines were consolidated with the Texas & Pacific.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Muskogee Company Papers are organized into three administrative divisions: the Muskogee Company (including all of the predecessor companies), the Osage Railway, and the personal papers of Charles Edward Ingersoll. Within each of these three series, the files have been placed in chronological order according to the earliest date of correspondence within each file. Because the original files have been, for the most part, left intact, some overlapping of topics at the file level is to be expected. The papers date from the 1890s to the 1960s, but the bulk of the collection ranges from the 1910s to 1930s.

By far, the largest part of the collection is the Muskogee Company records, comprised of all papers related to the Midland Valley Railroad and its subsidiary companies. Many of these papers originated in the Muskogee office of A. W. Lefeber, vice president and general manager of the Midland Valley. The rest are from the Philadelphia offices of Charles Ingersoll. Correspondence from 1903-1926 is primarily concerned with the Midland Valley and Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf railroads. From 1929 on, the papers cover the Midland Valley; Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf; and the Oklahoma City-Ada-Atoka roads.

The Osage Railway was built and operated as an independent line. Therefore, papers related to its affairs have been arranged separately from the other railroads.

The personal papers of Charles Edward Ingersoll are compromised of materials regarding both private and business matters unrelated to the Muskogee Company. Ingersoll, a Philadelphia lawyer who was born in 1860, served as president of the Central Penn National Bank and of the North Pennsylvania railroad. He also worked as director of the Missouri Pacific railroad, the Pennsylvania railroad, and the Philadelphia & Western railroad. He also directed the Philadelphia Electric Company, and served on the Board of Managers of the Girard Trust Company and the Philadelphia Savings Fund Society.

Mr. Ingersoll also served as a delegate to the 1896 Democratic National Convention, and ran for a seat in Congress in 1902.

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Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is organized into 3 series. Due to size, this inventory has been divided into two separate units which can be accessed by clicking on the highlighted text.
Part 1: [this page]
Series 1: Muskogee Company records
  • A. Company History
  • B. Operating
    • 1. Administration and Management
      • a. Annual Passes
      • b. Contracts
      • c. Correspondence
      • d. Derailments and Accidents
      • e. Earnings and Expenses
        • i. General
        • ii. AFEs
      • f. Federal Control
      • g. Mail Service
      • h. Leases
      • i. Payroll
      • j. Personal
      • k. Timetables and Passenger Service
    • 2. Physical Operation
      • a. General
      • b. Additions and Betterments
      • c. Ballast
      • d. Construction
      • e. Equipment
      • f. Floods and Washouts
      • g. Fuel Supply
      • h. Inspections
      • i. Maintenance of Way
      • j. Rails and Track
      • k. Right of Way
      • l. Stations and Extensions
      • m. Structures and Bridges
      • n. Property and Office Space
      • o. Ties
    • 3. Subsidiary Companies
      • a. Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf Railway
      • b. Glenn Pool Tank Line Co.
      • c. Oklahoma City-Ada-Atoka Railway Company
      • d. Wichita & Midland Valley Railroad Company
      • e. Cherokee Construction Company
      • f. Midland Construction Company
      • g. Bird Creek Company
    • 4. Correspondence with other Railroads
      • a. Louisiana & Arkansas Railway Company/Louisiana Railroad & Navigation Company.
      • b. Miscellaneous Railroads
  • C. Financial
    • 1. General
    • 2. Accounting
    • 3. Annual Reports
    • 4. Bonds
      • a. Midland Valley Railroad Company
      • b. Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf Railway
      • c. Cherokee Construction Company
      • d. Midland Construction Company
      • e. Wichita & Midland Valley Railway
      • f. Oklahoma City-Ada-Atoka Railway
      • g. American Smokeless Coal Company
      • h. Garland Coal & Mining Company
      • i. Sebastian County Coal & Mining Company
    • 5. Stocks
      • a. Midland Valley Railroad Company
      • b. Wichita & Midland Valley Railway
      • c. Garland Coal & Mining Company
      • d. Mazzard Coal & Mining Company
      • e. Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf Railway
      • f. Sebastian County Coal & Mining Company
      • g. Bird Creek Company
      • h. Cherokee Construction Company
      • i. Various Companies
      • j. Oklahoma City-Ada-Atoka Railway
    • 6. Treasurer
    • 7. Ledgers
      • a. Midland Valley
      • b. Cherokee Construction Company
      • c. Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf
      • d. Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf of Texas
      • e. Oklahoma City-Ada-Atoka Railway Company
      • f. Sebastian County Coal & Mining Company
      • g. Garland Coal & Mining Company
      • h. Midland Construction Company
      • i. American Smokeless Coal Company
      • j. Muskogee Company
      • k. Bird Creek Company
      • l. Minutes of Stockholders and Directors Meetings
      • m. Records of Stocks and Bonds
      • n. Stock Certificates
  • D. Traffic
    • 1. General
    • 2. Correspondence
    • 3. Solicitation
    • 4. Coal
    • 5. Oil
    • 6. Cotton
    • 7. Rates
    • 8. Interstate Commerce Commission
    • 9. Reports
  • E. Coal Lands
  • F. Legal
    • 1. General
    • 2. Litigation
  • G. Interstate Commerce Commission
  • H. Legislation
  • I. Associations
  • J. Maps
Part 2
Series 2: Osage Railway records
  • A. General
  • B. Traffic
  • C. Financial
Series 3: Charles Edward Ingersoll papers
  • A. Family Papers
    • 1. Correspondence
    • 2. Estates
    • 3. Income Tax Returns
  • B. Business and Investments
  • C. Railroads
  • D. Boards and Civic Matters

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Restrictions

Access to Collection:

Collection is open for research use.

Publication Rights:

Permission to publish materials must be obtained from the Director of the DeGolyer Library.

Copyright Statement:

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain copyright authorization.

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Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following terms in the Southern Methodist University Libraries' online catalog. Researchers desiring related materials may search the catalog using these terms.
Ingersoll, Charles Edward.
Muskogee Company – History.
Osage Railway -- History.
Railroads -- United States.
Account books.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Muskogee Company records, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University.

Acquisition Information

Gift, Charles E. Ingersoll, Muskogee Corporation, 1964.

Processing Information

The collection was already processed when the finding aid was completed. The "Historical Note," and "Scope and Contents of the Collection," both above, were also already written.

The final and complete version of the finding aid was written by Paul H. Santa Cruz, 2009.

Encoded by

Lara Corazalla, 2010.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1:
Muskogee Company records

A. COMPANY HISTORY
Box Folder
72 4 "A. W. Lefeber’s Kind Remembrances of 51 Years (1903 - 1954) of association with Mr. Charles Edward Ingersoll and Family . . . " Includes photograph of Lefeber.
5 Midland Valley Railroad: description of line [no date]; Wichita & Midland Valley Railroad: financial history, 1915
6 "Financial History of the Construction of the MVRR," [no date]
7 Midland Valley distance tables, 1904
8 Townsites and titles - - information re: development of Indian Territory, 1904 – 05
9 Rumors of sale of Midland Valley, 1905
10 Negotiations with S.R. Knott for sale of Midland Valley, 1905 – 07
11 Newspaper articles and clippings re: railroads and legislation, 1907 – 11
12 Correspondence between E.T. Stotesbury and Francis Gowen re: extension of Midland Valley to Texas, 1909
13 Correspondence re: Choctaw, Oklahoma & Gulf Ry. earnings, 1895-99. Letter and Chart of E. C. Granberry, 1914
14 Proposed formation of the Muskogee Company, 1925
Box Folder
24 31 Staff meetings – general file, 1934 – 38
Box Folder
72 15 History of the Midland Valley Railroad Co. appearing in the Tulsa Tribune, 1937
16 Annual Report of Muskogee Company, 1962; correspondence re: sale of Midland Valley to Texas & Pacific, 1962-63
17 Destruction of company files, 1964
18 Original index to company files [obsolete]
B. OPERATING
1. ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT
a) ANNUAL PASSES
Box Folder
1 1 Passes, 1904-11
2 Printing of annual passes, 1905-09
3 Passes received from and given to other roads, 1911-13
4 Passes, 1912-13
5 Passes, 1913-14
6 Passes, 1914-15
7 Passes, 1924-26
8 Pass requests from foreign lines, 1926-30
9 Annual passes furnished from foreign lines for officers and directors, 1926-28
10 Passes, 1929-39
11 List of passes requested from foreign lines, 1932-39
b) CONTRACTS
Box Folder
1 12 Muskogee & Southern Ry., 1903-04; Muskogee Union Ry., 1903-04; Westinghouse Air Brake Co., 1904-16; Wells Fargo Co., 1904; Express contract, 1904-16; Frisco crossing – Arkansas City, 1904-05
13 City of Muskogee re: construction of shops, 1905-06; Western Union Telegraph Co., 1905; Arkansas City Water Power Co., 1905-06; Santa Fe crossing – Arkansas City, 1905-06; brass and rubber supplies, 1905; W. H. Brazleton, construction of telegraph line, 1905; joint operations with Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific at Hartford, Arkansas, 1905; Illinois Steel Co. – purchase of 4000 tons of rail, 1905; Maney Bros. – grading of line to Skiatook, 1905; MKT crossing at Nelagony, 1905; Pennsylvania Steel Co., – bridge, 1905; Santa Fe RR water line, Arkansas City, 1905-06; joint trackage with Frisco, Maney Jct. to Ft. Smith, 1905-10
14 Filing of contracts, 1906; Arkansas City street crossings, 1906; W.W. Smith, 1907-08; Kuhman & McMurray; Reeves Realty Co.; Missouri Pacific Ry., Silverdale; Frank & Cunningham; Tulsa LH&P Co.; Kansas City Southern, Panama; Central Coal & Coke Co.; H.G. Noel; Glenn & Eddy; Frisco
15 Walter-Pierce Oil Co. – locomotive lubricating oil, 1908-22; contracts for grading and other work filed with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, 1908; Missouri Pacific Ry. – crossing at Greenwood, Arkansas, 1910; interchange tracks at Hartford, Arkansas, 1910; instructions for forwarding contracts to Philadelphia office, 1910; use of bridge over Arkansas River at Lefeber by Cunningham & Franks, 1909
16 Correspondence re: contract with Santa Fe in Tulsa, 1911-17; contract with Frisco re: Maney Jct., 1911; Webber Falls, Shawnee & Western Ry. – station and connecting tracks at Warner, Oklahoma, 1911; operation of Wells Fargo & Co. on Midland Valley, 1911; tonnage with mines, 1911; Kansas City, Mexico & Orient – crossing south of Wichita, 1911; John Ellis – ties for Wichita extension, 1911; Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co., 1911; additional grading at Oxford, 1911
17 AT&SF – use of tracks at Tulsa, 1912-22; Southern Pacific contract for coal, 1912-13; City Transfer & Storage Co. – transfer of freight, Wichita, 1912; Kuhman & McMurray – Canadian River cutoff, 1912; Missouri Pacific Ry. – furnishing water to Midland Valley at Belle Plain, Kansas, 1912; St. Louis, Iron Mtn. & Southern Ry. – additional facilities at Greenwood, Arkansas, 1912; use of first floor Frisco passenger Depot, Ft. Smith, 1912
18 Effect of parcel post on express service contract with Wells Fargo & Co., 1915-17
19 Contract for water rates, Muskogee, 1916-20; Arnold & Co. – construction of Muskogee shops, 1916-23; suggested contracts covering operation of service between Glenn Pool and Tulsa, 1916
20 Correspondence re: clauses in standard contract with Texas & Pacific, 1919; lease from Osage Nation and contract with Tibbets & Pleasants for crushed rock, 1920-24; yearly supply of fuel, 1921; American Railway Express Co., 1922-23; joint facility contract between Midland Valley and Kansas, Missouri & Gulf, 1926-27
Box Folder
2 1 Association of Railway Executives plan for future conduct of express service, 1927-33
2 Kansas City, Mexico & Orient Ry. – cancellation of contract for use of joint facilities at Wichita, 1928-37; joint agency, Parkington, 1929-30; purchase of 110 lb. rail, 1935-37
c) CORRESPONDENCE
Box Folder
24 28 Personal file of Henry Wood, Vice-President, 1903-22
Box Folder
2 3 A. W. Lefeber – miscellaneous correspondence, 1904-38
4 A. W. Lefeber: Auditor, 1904; Purchasing Agent and supervisor of clerical force in Operating Department, 1907; Traffic Manager, 1911
5 F. A. Moliter, Chief Engineer – correspondence re: construction of railroad, 1904-06; resignation as Chief Engineer
6 Engineering reports of Charles Kaighn, 1906-07
7 Correspondence between C. E. Ingersoll and E. M. Alvord, 1910-11
8 Western Arkansas Improvement Co., 1910-11
9 General file, 1912 [contains much information concerning early problems of the Midland Valley]
10 Correspondence between C. E. Ingersoll and A. W. Lefeber re: Frisco Agency system, 1912-14
11 Possible acquisitions, 1913
12 General file, 1914-15
13 Settlements of 10,000 Belgian and Dutch farmers in Oklahoma, 1914-15
14 Missouri Pacific Ry. – correspondence re: operations of Midland Valley, 1917-18
Box Folder
24 29 Correspondence between C. E. Ingersoll and A. W. Lefeber re: executive organization, 1920-21
Box Folder
2 15 A. W. Lefeber – letters to officers and employees, 1921-24
16 Correspondence re: earnings, 1923
17 Cyril F. Dos Passos, 1924
18 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1924
19 C. E. Ingersoll, 1926-28
Box Folder
3 1 A. W. Lefeber, 1924-26
2 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1926
3 Correspondence between C. J. Ingersoll and C. E. Ingersoll, 1926-28
4 H. W. Gibson, 1926-35
5 H. L. Traber, 1927-28
6 A. W. Lefeber, 1927-28
7 General correspondence – Midland Valley and Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf, 1927-29 (MISSING)
8 General correspondence, 1928
9 General correspondence, 1928
10 Sunray Oil Co., 1929-38
d) DERAILMENTS AND ACCIDENTS
Box Folder
3 11 Derailments, 1926-28
12 Notice of accident at 11th St., Tulsa, 1923
13 Collision of Frisco and Midland Valley trains in Tulsa, 1916
14 Accidents, 1920-23
15 Accidents – considerations of cases other than personal injury, 1924-28
16 Accident – rear end collision between trains at Leonard, 1918
17 Derailment of tank cars, 1909
18 Wreck at Hoffman Mine, 1909
19 Wreck of passenger train No. 5 at Avant, 1911
20 Correspondence re: causes of derailments and accidents, 1909-19
e) EARNINGS AND EXPENSES
(1) GENERAL
Box Folder
3 21 Estimated revenues, 1904-05
22 Per diem, 1905-20
23 Estimate of monthly earnings, 1906-10
24 Earnings, 1906-11
25 Earnings, passenger schedules, 1906-14
26 Freight handled by connecting lines and earnings thereof, 1907-09
27 Reduction in expenses, 1907
28 Estimated earnings and average mileage of Midland Valley tank cars, 1907-11
29 Explanation of increase in expenses, 1907-11
30 Revenue on Midland Valley traffic accruing to Texas lines, 1908
31 Earnings of passenger trains, 1908-12
32 Demurrage, 1908-18
33 Earnings per mile, 1909-36
Box Folder
4 1 Reports of revenues, operating expenses, taxes, etc., 1909-11
2 Royalties: Prairie Creek Coal Co., Roxanna Petroleum Co., Shell Petroleum Corp., Indian Territory Illuminating Oil Co., 1910-39
3 Comparisons of revenues and expenses of various railroads, 1911
4 Operating expenses, 1911-12
5 Comparative statement of revenues and expenses: Ft. Smith & Western Ry. And Midland Valley, 1911-12
6 Earnings, 1911-15
7 Mileage and revenue, 1911-17
8 Revenues and expenses, 1912-13
9 Estimated earnings and expenses, 1912-14
10 Revenues and expenses, 1912
11 Correspondence re: revenues, expenses, and balance sheets, 1912-15
12 Statements of earnings; correspondence re: readjustment 1913
13 Estimated earnings, 1915-16
14 Expenses – repairing tracks and bridges, 1915
15 Comparison of earnings of Midland Valley with Kansas City Southern, 1917-19
16 Correspondence with F. I. Gowen re: earnings, 1917-23
17 Estimated earnings, 1918
18 Demurrage and per diem, 1920-23
19 Operating expenses and budget, 1920-23
20 Request of Samuel O. Dunn, editor of Railway Age, for information of expenditures, 1920-24
21 Earnings and expenses, 1920
22 Statements of operating revenues and expenses and commodities handled, 1920-28
23 Operating Department budget, 1921-22
24 Investment in road and equipment, 1921
25 Per diem, 1923-24
26 Discounts allowed on cash purchases, 1923-28
27 Net revenue, 1923
28 Boiler plant expense, 1924
29 Union Station, Tulsa – correspondence showing decline in passenger revenues, 1924-27
30 Per diem, 1924-27
31 Parlor car earnings, 1925-27
32 Estimated earnings, 1927-28
33 Estimated earnings, 1928-39
34 Recapture returns, 1928
35 Revenues and expenses, 1932
36 ICC Car Service Division – per diem, 1932-39
37 Statements of operating revenues and expenses, 1936-54
(2) AFEs
Box Folder
4 38 Construction projects, 1907-11. Maps
39 Spur for Merchants Oil Producing Co. Map
Box Folder
5 1 Depot at Foster (Blackland), Oklahoma, 1909-10. Map
2 Paving Elgin Ave., Muskogee, 1910. Map
3 Track for Gunther Coal Co. mine, 1910-11. Map
4 Sidewalk for "C" St., Muskogee, 1910-11. Map
5 Construction of sidewalk in Arkansas City, 1910
6 Cattle pen, Muskogee, 1910-11. Map
7 Construction of tracks, paving of loading platforms, 1910-17
8 Spur track at MP 216, 1911. Map
9 Extension of track, Muskogee, 1911. Map
10 Storage track, Tulsa, 1911-14. Map
11 Recovery of engine from Canadian River flood, 1911
12 Construction of sidewalk in Bixby, Oklahoma, 1911. Map
13 Freight depot, Tulsa, 1911. Map
14 Paving Osage and Leahy avenues, Pawhuska, 1911. Map
15 Track work, 1917. Map
16 Miscellaneous file, 1918
17 Correspondence between C. E. Ingersoll and A. W. Lefeber re: system of reporting AFEs, 1921-28
18 Construction projects and equipment, 1927-39
19 AFEs approved by directors, 1926-27
20 Miscellaneous file, 1929-39
f) FEDERAL CONTROL
Box Folder
5 21 Sale of war savings bonds by agents, 1917-18
22 Correspondence re: personnel needed by government, 1917
23 Telegraphic Cipher Code Book, 1917-19
24 Miscellaneous correspondence re: operation of railroad, 1917-19
25 Standard Return basis of rental by government under Federal Control, 1917-20
26 Operation of railroad by Director General, 1917-18
27 Miscellaneous correspondence re: Federal Control, 1917-22
28 Report to ICC and US Railroad Administration of cash on hand, 1918
29 Estimated earnings and expenses as of 6/29/18
30 Compensation under Federal Control, 1918
31 Payments of "just compensation" to Midland Valley, 1918
32 Compensation under Federal Control, 1918
33 Miscellaneous correspondence with A. W. Lefeber re: Federal Control, 1918-19
34 Correspondence re: operation of railroad by Director General, 1918-20
35 Accounting procedures for Additions and Betterments, 1918-20
36 Inventory of material and supplies, 1918-20
37 Accounts between US Railroad Administration and Midland Valley, 1918-20
38 Miscellaneous correspondence re: Federal Control
Box Folder
6 1 Correspondence re: operation of railroad by Director General, 1918-23
2 Midland Valley claim for just compensation for deterioration of railroad during Federal Control, 1918-19
3 Claim for just compensation for deterioration of railroad under Federal Control, 1919
4 Claim for just compensation for deterioration of railroad under Federal Control, 1919-23
5 Oklahoma Corporation Commission inspection trip over Midland Valley, 1919
6 Conversion of Midland Valley switch engines from coal to oil, 1919
7 Reestablishment of Traffic Department; salary of Eugene Mock, 1919
8 Widening of banks, 1919
9 General condition of property after Federal management, 1919
10 Track for Excelsior Coal Co., 1919
11 Operation of motor car on Sunday, 1919
12 Failure of Federal management to maintain equipment and structures, 1919-20
13 Failure of Federal management to maintain railroad; inventory of equipment and property, 1919-20
14 Relaying of 90 lb. rail from Muskogee to Tulsa, 1919-20
15 Claim for compensation; ICC Report of Referees awarding compensation; agreement with Director General in final settlement. 1919-20
16 Weekly cash reports to Federal Treasurer, 1919-21
17 Bank statement sent to wrong party, 1920
18 Settlement with US Railroad Administration, 1920
19 Claim for compensation due to under maintenance of property, 1920
20 Compensation for take-over of railroad – documents supporting claim, 1920-22
21 Compensation for take-over of railroad – documents supporting claims, 1922-23
g) MAIL SERVICE
Box Folder
6 22 Post office warrants for mail service, 1905
23 General correspondence, 1905-12
24 Paychecks delivered by mail, 1906-07
25 Representative in Washington on account of fines assessed by Post Office Department, 1907-11
26 Postal cars, 1911
27 Railway mail pay, 1911-16
28 Mail service, 1911-18
29 Mail service – adjustment of mail pay based on 1914 weights, 1915
Box Folder
7 1 Extension of mail service from Arkansas City to Wichita, 1911-12
2 General file, 1916-17
3 Railway mail pay, 1916-23
4 Weighing of mail; mail pay litigation – Portland & Rochester Ry. et al v. United States, 1917
5 Railway mail pay, 1925-29
6 Air mail, 1927
7 Pay for mail service, 1937-39
h) LEASES
Box Folder
8 34 Oil property near Tulsa, 1904-05
Box Folder
7 8 Terminal facilities in Oklahoma City, 1929-30. Map
9 Proposed lease for storage facilities with Frisco at Ft. Smith, 1920-21
10 Leases on Tulsa, 1919-23
11 Rent of land, 1913-16
i) PAYROLL
Box Folder
7 12 General file – includes increase in payroll, Eight Hour Law, etc., 1910-19
13 Various payroll statements, 1907-11
14 Problems of payroll procedure and timekeeping, 1911
15 Overtime, 1911-16
16 Payroll comparisons, 1914-15
17 Bonuses paid to officers, 1928-34
18 Miscellaneous correspondence re: payroll, 1928-38
19 Reduction in force; payroll comparisons. 1930-50
j) PERSONAL
Box Folder
7 20 Applications for employment, 1903-10
21 Applications for employment, 1910-24
22 Applications for employment, 1923-28
23 Applications for employment, 1929-38
Box Folder
24 32 Organization of employees, 1905
33 Correspondence re: employment of J. F. Holden as Vice-President, 1905-07
Box Folder
8 1 Appointment of officers, 1904-10
2 Appointment of officers, 1911-19
3 Appointment of officers, 1918-29
4 A. W. Lefeber – employment file, 1910-33
5 Wage agreements for operators and miners, 1904
6 Salaries for officers, 1905-34
7 Agreements re: wages and working conditions, 1906-12
8 Employees’ wages – general file, 1907-29
9 Wages of engine and train crews, 1909-17
10 Labor agreement – engineers and firemen, 1915-17
11 US Railroad Labor Board – back pay award, 1920-21
Box Folder
24 34 Telegraphers’ organization, 1916-1918
35 Reduction in force, 1921
Box Folder
8 12 US Railroad Labor Board questionnaire, 1921-22
13 Wages – change in rules, 1926-27
14 Changes in organization of work force, 1906-23
15 Appointment of company doctors, 1909-12
16 Labor matters, 1912-13
17 Full crew legislation, 1913-23
18 Boiler makers and other shop workers, 1913-15
19 Liberty bond subscription by employees and company, 1917-18
20 Discipline; general conditions on line, 1920-22
21 Labor agreements, 1921
22 Decision of US Railroad Labor Board denying claim of Mrs. Warren, abstract clerk, 1921
23 Labor conditions, 1921
24 Discharge of four employees for failing to report collections, 1922
25 Union negotiations and agreements, 1922
26 Handling claims of employees before the National Railroad Adjustment Board, 1924-1928
27 Group insurance - Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf, 1928
28 General file – employee matters 1928-38
29 Handling claims of employees before the National Railroad Adjustment Board, 1929-1939
30 Employee Relief Fund, 1931-32
31 Labor strikes, 1905-22
32 Labor organizations, 1919-20
33 Shopmen’s strike, 1922-23
k) TIMETABLES AND PASSENGER SERVICE
Box Folder
8 34 Oil property near Tulsa, 1904-05
35 Timetables No. 1-5, 7, 8, 10; "Official" timetable, 12/9/06; supplement to timetable No. 4, 9/12/04; Glenn Pool Special, 8/19/07.
36 Passenger trains – cash collections for securing tickets before boarding, 1905-11
37 Passenger service timetables, 1905-11
38 Passenger rates, 1907-14
39 Timetables 3/4/06, 3/5/19; freight service, 1905-18
Box Folder
9 1 Passenger rates, 1909-1915, and undated
2 Wichita & Midland Valley passenger service placed in operation from Arkansas City to Wichita, 1910-11
3 Passenger service, 1911-15
4 Passenger traffic, 1912
5 Passenger train service – mixed train service to Glenn Pool, 1912-13
6 Passenger service – Arkansas City, Wichita, Jenks, Glenn Pool. 1913
7 Oil and gas – Osage Nation, 1915-18
8 Oil drilling on right of way, 1916
9 Madam Gluck, of opera fame – 1917
10 Tulsa weekly oil report, 1917-18
11 Timetables, 1920-38: passenger timetables 12/15/20, 8/22/21, 6/26/22, 10/1/22; employees’ timetables No. 3, 4, 6, 15, 16, 34-36, 39, 40-42
12 Tulsa uptown ticket office, 1921
13 Oil drilling near Tulsa. Possible formation of company of officers, 1922
14 Decline of passenger service, 1923
15 Oil drilling, 1923-30
16 Decline of passenger service, 1923-24
17 Timetables, 1925-28; map, 1921
18 Drafting for Acme Coal Co., 1925
19 Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf passenger business, 1925-27
20 Southern Pacific Ry. timetable, 1927-28
21 Decline in passenger business and discontinuance of passenger trains, 1928-38
22 Conversation of C. J. Ingersoll with Representative McKown re: passenger service to Bromide, 1929
2. PHYSICAL OPERATION
a) GENERAL
Box Folder
24 23 Bonuses – Ft. Smith, Muskogee, Tulsa. 1904
24 Chief Engineer’s certificates of mileage completed, 1904-10
25 Information furnished Poor’s, Moody’s, et al re: Midland Valley financial and mileage statistics, 1904-11
26 Telegraph and telephone lines, 1904-37
27 General file, 1905-07
28 Lumber shipments via Kansas City Southern, 1905-08
29 Interlocker at Tulsa, 1905-22
30 Charges for cattle dipping, 1906-12
31 Average operating mileage, 1906
32 Code Book, 1906-16
33 Muskogee shops – cash accounts
34 Data for "Official Guide", 1907-14
35 Statement showing freight delivered to and received from connecting lines, 1907-23
36 7:00 a.m. reports, 1907-19
37 Location of oil refineries, 1907-13
38 Switching charges, 1907-08
39 Switch track at Ft. Smith, 1907
40 Freight car mileage, 1907
41 Coal supply during possible coal miners’ strike, 1908
42 Loss and damage to shipments, 1908-13
43 Shop grounds at Muskogee; lease for oil drilling. 1908-21
44 Store Department – correspondence, inventories, 1908-28
45 Statement of fixed charges, including equipment retired, 1909-12
46 Telephone line – Pioneer Telephone & Telegraph Co., 1909-12
Box Folder
10 1 Advertising – "Industrial Agent" and "Midland Valley News", 1910-13. Photo
2 General file, 1910-11
3 Timber, 1910-1911
4 Kansas City Southern and Midland Valley merchandise cars, 1910
5 Sans Bois oil and gas prospects, 1910
6 Daily reports of loading coal cars, 1910
7 Correspondence regarding census information on the population of towns on the Midland Valley lines, 1910-23
8 Operating Department circulars, 1911
9 Pollution of Bird Creek by oil companies, 1911
10 Hospital facilities at Ft. Smith, 1911
11 Santa Fe crossing at Oxford, Kansas, 1911
12 Operation of line from Arkansas City to Wichita; settlement of right of way suits. 1911-12
13 Crossing with Kansas City Southern and Frisco in Ft. Smith, 1911-12
14 Oklahoma Corporation Commission – complaint re: watering hogs, 1911-14
15 Oklahoma Corporation Commission – complaint re: watering hogs, 1911-17
16 Promotion of agriculture – prizes for boys and girls at local fairs, 1911-17
17 Operation of joint tracks with Frisco and Missouri Pacific – Ft. Smith to Maney Jct.; Silverdale to Arkansas City. 1911-19
18 Comparison of cost of independent operation in Ft. Smith with joint operation with Kansas City Southern, 1911-21
Box Folder
24 26 Judge C. B. Stuart’s address "Recall of Judges" before Oklahoma Bar Association, 1912
27 Newspaper articles favorable to railroad, 1912-15
Box Folder
10 19 Proposed smelter in Pawhuska, 1912
20 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1912-15
21 Weather and crop reports, 1912-21
22 Switching for coal at Bokoshe, 1912-17
23 Crossings in Tulsa, 1912-23. Blueprint
24 Violations of Safety Appliance Act, 1912
25 Oklahoma smallpox quarantine, 1913; embargo, 1913-17
26 Telephone expense, 1914
27 General file, 1915
28 Correspondence re: changing insurance companies, 1915-21
29 Facilities to serve Constantin Texas & Cosden Refineries, Tulsa
30 Interlockers at Maney Jct. and Muskogee, 1916
31 Reports of loads and empties superseded by 7:00 a.m. report, 1916-17
32 Proposed location of military camp in Muskogee, 1917
33 Casinghead gasoline plants on line, 1917
34 Inter change with Frisco at Tulsa – efforts to relieve congestion, 1917
35 Van Nos Interstate Co. – newsstand service, 1917-23
36 Muskogee shops – increase in rates for electricity and water, 1918
37 Interstate Commerce Commission penalties for violation of Safety Appliance Act, 1918-23
38 National Supply Co. – claim mishandled, 1919-21
39 Unbilled coal, 1920
40 Shipments from Midcontinent and Texaco, 1920-21
41 Crossings in Tulsa and proposed subway, 1920-24
42 Oklahoma Corporation Commission – reports of poor service, 1920-24
43 Subway at Taft; facilities at Pawhuska. 1920
44 Misuse of stationary, 1921
45 Robbery of M. Rosenstein on train at Tulsa, 1921
46 Hospital for Disabled Veterans, Muskogee, 1921
47 Crossings in Pawhuska, 1921-23
48 Interstate Commerce Commission inspections – Safety Appliance defects, 1922-23
49 Locomotive performance sheet – engine mileage, mileage since last shopping, 1922-23
50 Bus service between Muskogee and Tulsa, 1923
51 Oil at Gueda Springs and Adamsville, 1923
52 Electric power in shops – claim of Muskogee Gas & Electric Co., 1923-31
Box Folder
11 1 Condition of crossings in Tulsa, 1923
2 Explosion and rebuilding of Milliken Refinery, 1923-25
3 Improper dispatching of 90-class locomotives, 1924
4 Anonymous letter from employee protesting use of 90-class engine on rail not heavy enough, 1924
5 Ice purchased for use, 1924-25
6 Crossing signals, 1924-25
7 Correspondence re: development of group schedule, 1924-27
8 Correspondence with Kansas City, Mexico & Orient re: handling equipment and use of joint facilities in Wichita, 1924-27
9 Traffic interchanged with other lines, 1924-28
10 Handling of freight claims, 1924-28
11 Motor car service, 1924-28
12 Oil lease, Roxana Petroleum Corp. – "Community Lease" near Oxford, Kansas, 1924
13 Correspondence re: installation of "flasher" signals at highway crossings; correspondence concerning Santa Fe crossing at Oxford, Kansas. 1924-28
14 Correspondence re: subways, crossings, leases, etc. in Tulsa, 1924-28
15 Bus competition for passenger traffic, 1924-26
16 Van Noy Interstate Co. – operation of lunch room facilities, 1924-28
17 Automatic train control, 1924-38
18 Annual inspection of property of Midland Valley; Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf; and Oklahoma City-Ada-Atoka by Transportation Mutual Insurance Co., 1924-39
19 Weighing of cars, 1924
20 Prompt removal of slow orders, 1925-28
21 Suggestions by employees, 1925-26
22 Shipment of records to Philadelphia, 1926
23 Manufacture of electricity, 1927
24 Sixth St. subway, Tulsa, 1928-30. Photos
25 Interlocking plant at Grieg; service of switches; interlocker at Baxter Springs, 1928-37
26 Excessive whistling at crossings in Tulsa, 1929-30
27 Purchase and use of supplies, 1929
28 Operation of Muskogee shops, 1929-38
29 Overhead crossing and street crossing signals in Tulsa, 1929-30
30 Miami, Henryetta – new industries, 1930-32
31 Reports of Bradstreet’s, Poor’s, Moody’s, Standard, and Fitch re: Muskogee Co. and holdings, 1931-39
32 Pensions – Bureau of Railway Economics, 1932-38
33 Reconstruction Finance Corporation work loans for railroads, 1932-35
34 Reconstruction Finance Corporation – Railroad Credit Corporation, 1932-38
35 Statements of carload freight received from and delivered to connecting lines, 1932-39
36 Correspondence concerning the reopening of Oklahoma banks after the "bank holiday", 1933
37 Inventory of office equipment, 1933
38 Truck competition, 1934-37
39 Reconstruction Finance Corporation proposal to consolidate MKT-Frisco with Missouri Pacific, 1935
40 Allowing industries to use freight house, 1935
b) ADDITIONS AND BETTERMENTS
Box Folder
11 41 Charges to Additions and Betterments, 1907-14
42 Cat shed repairs, 1912
43 Amount charged to Rehabilitation Fund, 1913
44 Fence around shops and toilets, 1913-14
45 General file, 1916-17
46 Government deduction of money from Additions and Betterments account, 1921
47 General file, 1924-26
48 Additions and Betterments certificates to Girard Trust Co., 1925-27
c) BALLAST
Box Folder
12 1 Rock for ballast, 1904-06
2 Cost of ballast at Bixby, 1907-13
3 Ballast for road beds, 1913
4 Rock crusher; statement of yards and cost of ballast, 1907
5 Depot at Taft station burned; purchase of ballast, 1908
6 Contract with E. E. McDaniel to furnish ballast, 1909-15
7 Operation of quarry, 1910
8 Ballast – capital expenditures, 1913-18
9 Correspondence re: crushed rock from Lewis & Sons, Emporia, Kansas, 1916-17
10 Ballast – Tulsa to Muskogee, 1916-18
11 Operation of rock crusher at Avant, 1917-23
12 Ballast – Silverdale to Arkansas City, 1921
13 Silverdale Gravel Co., 1922
14 General file, 1923
15 Ballast conditions on Midland Valley and Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf, 1924-1928
16 Tibbets & Pleasant, 1924-27
17 Grading and ballast work, 1925-26
18 Ballast requirements, 1928-37
19 Gravel ballast, 1929-31
d) CONSTRUCTION
Box Folder
12 20 Proposed construction of additional railroad ties in Arkansas, 1903-23
21 Construction – Skiatook to Pawhuska, 1903-1906
22 Services and supplies in construction of railroads – settlement with Mike Kelley, 1903-07
23 Construction of line from Greenwood to Ola, 1903-06
24 Construction at Hartford, 1904-14
25 Cost of construction compared with estimated cost from Muskogee west, 1905
26 Construction progress reports – Osage and Kaw Nations, 1905-1906
27 General correspondence, 1906
28 Construction of stock pens, engine house, and track scales, 1906-10
29 Inventory of material left over from construction, 1906
30 Construction of proposed railroad from Arkansas City to Hutchinson, 1907-08
31 Construction of Jenks extension, 1907
32 Construction of yard at Arkansas City, 1911
33 Settlement with Santa Fe RR for plant in Kansas, 1912-13
e) EQUPIMENT
Box Folder
12 34 Correspondence with dealers, 1903-06. Photos
35 Locomotives purchased from Baldwin Locomotive Works, 1903-07
Box Folder
13 1 Air brakes for coal cars, 1903-15
2 Freight on oil box, 1904
3 Equipment Trust for engines, 1904-05
4 New freight cars, 1904-06
5 Track scales, 1904-10
6 Repairs to foreign line cars, 1904-13
7 Engines for use of contractors, 1905
8 Dump cars, 1905.
9 Flat cars for use of contractors, 1905
10 Equipment Trust for engines, 1905-08
11 "Grab irons" on coal cars, refrigerator cars, and passenger coaches, 1905-09
12 Lease and agreement of sale for purchase of locomotives and passenger cars, 1905-10
13 Box cars, 1905-10
14 Purchase of new equipment, 1906-07
15 Need for new locomotives, 1906-07
16 Paint specifications for coal and box cars, 1906-07
17 Correspondence re: ditcher and locomotives, 1906-07
18 Equipment Trust for engines, 1906-09
19 Ownership plates on new equipment, 1906-1911
20 Purchase of 1200 coal cars and 8 cabooses; rebates on equipment. 1906-11
21 McKeen Manufacturing Co. motor cars, 1906-17
22 Purchase of 10 locomotives from Baldwin Locomotive Works, 1907. Photo
23 Couplers on new coal and box cars, 1907
24 Leasing agreement, 1907
25 Coal cars, 1907
26 Coaling engines, 1907
27 Hopper bottom cars, 1907
28 Supply of cars, 1907-09
29 Tank cars – Higgins Oil Co. and Gulf Refining Co., 1907-09
30 Purchase of coal cars, locomotives, baggage cars, and passenger cars, 1904-11
31 Repair of Midland Valley cars on connecting lines, 1907-13
32 Defective wheels on locomotives and cars, 1907-13
33 Engine failures, 1907-13
34 Depreciation of equipment, 1907-14
35 Changes in car numbers, 1907-14
Box Folder
72 17 Specification print for Midland Valley gasoline motor car built by McKeen Motor Car Co.
Box Folder
14 1 Mahoney ditching machine, 1907-16
2 Comparison of locomotive performance between Midland Valley and Louisiana Railroad & Navigation Co., 1908-14. Blueprint
3 Business car No. 100 destroyed by fire, 1908
4 Storage of equipment, 1908
5 Joint purchase with Kansas City Southern of tank cars for Glenn Pool Tank Line Co., 1908-09
6 Purchase of equipment from Cherokee Construction Co., 1908-10
7 Feasibility of putting tanks in coal cars, 1908-10
8 Glenn Pool Tank Line Co. disposal of all "tub" oil cars, 1908-11
9 Kansas City Southern and Midland Valley tank cars to handle oil to Lockport, 1909-12
10 Movement of box cars, 1908-13
11 Shortage of coal cars, 1908-15
12 Glenn Pool Tank Line purchase of 170 new tank cars to handle Oklahoma to Beaumont traffic, 1909
13 Tank cars for Barnes Oil Co., 1909
14 Cars for loading cattle, 1909
15 Purchase of 100 tank cars from American Car & Foundry Co.; correspondence re: lettering and handling of cars as "Midland Valley Tank Line". 1909-13
16 Use of hopper bottom coal cars, 1909
17 Repairs to coal cars by Missouri Pacific Ry., 1909
18 Payment to Cherokee Construction Co. for equipment rented or purchased, 1909-10
19 American Car & Foundry tank cars taken over from Cherokee Construction Co., 1909-13
20 Repair of equipment, 1909-13
21 "Osage" inspection car repairs, 1909-13
22 Coal cars – bad orders, 1909-13
23 Glenn Pool Tank Line purchase of new cars, 1909-17. Photo
24 Repairs to equipment damaged in derailment on Kansas City Southwestern, 1909-19
25 Passenger coaches and parlor cars, 1909-21. Photos
26 Correspondence between F. M. Pease and C. E. Ingersoll re: purchase of box cars, 1909-22
27 Correspondence with Baldwin Locomotive Works re: building of locomotives, 1909-24. Photo
28 Hurley track laying machines, 1910
29 Correspondence re: renting and buying tank cars, 1910
30 Baldwin and Mt. Vernon notes taken up under Plan of 1910
31 Business cars, 1910-11
32 Freight charges on coal cars purchased, 1910-11
33 Lettering of coal and other cars, 1910-11
34 Durant Cotton Oil Co. – rental of tank cars, 1910-11
35 Rebuilding refrigerator cars, 1910-13
36 Purchase of passenger cars from American Car & Foundry Co., 1910-14
37 Glenn Pool Tank Line Co. statement of equipment owned, 1910-18
38 Equipment Trust for engines; motor car from Sand Springs. 1910-18
39 Condition of passenger coaches, 1910-23
40 Switch lamps – Muskogee and Tulsa yards, 1911
41 Repair of equipment for other railroads, 1911-14
42 Purchase of stock cars, 1911-18
43 Locomotives, 1912
44 Report of Master Mechanic on reworking scrap, 1912
45 Correspondence re: motor cars, 1912-14. Photos, blueprints
46 Annual reports to Interstate Commerce Commission for depreciation of equipment, 1912-17
Box Folder
15 1 Davidson Mill & Elevator Co. – $1016 paid for delivering cars without bill of lading, 1913
2 Repairs made to Union Tank Line Cars, 1913
3 Glenn Pool Tank Line repairs to cars, 1913
4 Interstate Commerce Commission inquiry re: water carriers, 1913
5 Interchange of equipment with MKT to handle coal, 1913
6 Purchase of locomotives, 1913. Photo
7 Box car loader, 1913
8 Steel underframe box cars, 1913-14. Blueprint
9 Rebuilding old wooden cars and fitting them with "Miner" steel underframes, 1913-14
10 New fire box for locomotive, 1913-14
11 Repair of equipment, 1913-15
12 Car repair bills, 1913-15
13 Shortage of coal cars and equalization of equipment, 1913-16
14 Performance records of motor cars, 1913-16
15 Destruction of old equipment, 1913-21
16 Construction of coal hoist, 1914
17 Accounts – writing off equipment, 1914-17
18 MCB Rule 120, 1914-17
19 Sale of coal cars, 1914-17
20 Engine failures, 1915
21 Glenn Pool Tank Line Co. bill of sale to cover 170 tank cars, 1915
22 Purchase of 5 passenger coaches, 1915-16
23 Method of accounting for rebuilt cars, 1915-16
24 Locomotive performance, 1915-16
25 Building new box and coal cars, 1915-17
26 General file, 1915-17
27 Defective bolsters, 1915-18
28 Statement showing changes in ledger cost of equipment, 1915-19
29 Joint ownership of tank cars, 1916
30 Purchase of crane, 1916
31 Rental of 100 tank cars by Glenn Pool Tank Line Co., 1916
32 Purchase of one American ditcher, 1916
33 Repair of freight cars, 1916
34 Glenn Pool Tank Line Co. tank cars, 1916
35 Shop tools – LeBlond milling machine, 1916
36 American Car & Foundry Co. overhauling of coal and box cars, 1916
37 Purchase of locomotives, 1916-18
38 Cars handled by Pennsylvania RR, 1917
39 Coal cars built at Muskogee shops, 1917. Photo
40 Sale of track scales, Tulsa, 1917
41 Estimated value of equipment, 1917
42 Proposed tank car line with Missouri Pacific, 1917
43 Purchase of trailer, 1917
44 Equipment Trust for switch engine, 1917
45 Purchase of four Pennsylvania passenger coaches, 1917-20
46 Shop crane, 1917-20
47 Passenger motor cars; exchange of locomotives and motor cars with Missouri & North Arkansas Ry. 1917-28
48 Repair of business car, 1919-20
49 Order of US Railroad Administration to return empty box cars to owner lines, 1919-20
50 Missouri, Oklahoma & Gulf earnings for first seven months; proposed purchase of 500 coal cars. 1919-21
51 Tank cars, 1920
52 Car supply and condition of cars, 1920-21
Box Folder
16 1 Oversupply of tank cars, 1920-21
2 Repair or replacement of locomotives, 1920-22
3 Equipment Trust for engines, 1920-23. Photo
4 Engine failures, 1920-24
5 Disposal of two old Pennsylvania locomotives, 1921
6 Return of freight cars, 1921
7 Statement of changes in equipment, 1921
8 Ditchers and spreaders, 1921-23
9 Motive power and shop conditions, 1922-23
10 Purchase of derrick from American Hoist and Derrick Co., 1922-23
11 Sale of old business cars and tank cars; purchase of rebuilt business car. 1922-23
12 Purchase of trailer, 1922-23
13 Interstate Commerce Commission Certificates of Notification of Issuance of Notes to Baldwin Locomotive Works, 1922-23
14 J. G. Brill Co. motor cars, 1922. Photos
15 Purchase of locomotives from Baldwin Locomotive Works; transporting to Muskogee. 1922
16 Equipment Trust – purchase of Mikado engines and extra tenders, 1922-25
17 Sale of scrap and second-hand equipment, 1922-26
18 Wig-wags in Tulsa and Muskogee, 1923
19 Boilers and water softeners; brochures from American Water Softener Co. 1923
20 Second-hand self-cleaning coal cars for company fuel, 1923
21 Balance Sheet for Maintenance of Equipment charges, 1923
22 Change of locomotive standards, 1923
23 Statement of expenses and revenues of motor cars, 1923-24
24 Purchase of locomotives from Baldwin Locomotive Works, 1923
25 Maintenance of accounts, 1923-24
26 Correspondence re: sale, retirement, or rebuilding of surplus passenger cars, freight cars, and other equipment, 1924-25. Photos and blueprints
27 Defective flues on Baldwin Locomotive Works 90-class locomotives, 1924-26
28 Problems with operation of ditcher, 1924-26
29 Purchase of coal cars, 1924-26
30 Repairs of equipment, 1924-28
31 American Car & Foundry Co. Trust Agreement, 1925-26
32 Equipment Trust – Baldwin Locomotive Works, Barney & Smith Can Co., 1925-26
33 Car file, 1925-27. Photos
34 Inspection of air brakes, 1925-28
35 List of original locomotives of Midland Valley and Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf; description of Missouri, Oklahoma & Gulf locomotives, 1925-28. Blueprints
36 Locomotive grate patterns, 1925-28
37 Retirement of equipment, 1925-28
38 Bethlehem Auxiliary Locomotives – descriptions and blueprints, 1926-27
39 Contract and payment to Baldwin Locomotive Works for old locomotives, 1926-28
40 Sale of second-hand equipment and scrap, 1927-28
41 Purchase of Lincoln automobile for Vice-President of company, 1928-38
42 Equipment of Midland Valley and Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf, 1928-39
43 Rebuilding 50 hopper cars, 1928-39
44 Interstate Commerce Commission Bureau of Safety inspections of equipment and locomotives and reports of defects, 1928-39. Photos – Oklahoma City-Ada-Atoka and Midland Valley
45 Track scales, 1929-35
46 Purchase of steel cabooses, 1929-37
47 Live poultry cars, 1930
48 Use of Jordan ditcher, 1931-32
49 Cars equipped with Evans Auto Loader for Detroit automobile traffic, 1931-38
50 Use of valve pilots on locomotives, 1932
f) FLOODS AND WASHOUTS
Box Folder
17 1 Floods and washouts, 1912-13
2 Flood at Arkansas City and C. E. Ingersoll’s memo re: flood conditions, 1923. General file concerning floods in Oklahoma, 1923.
3 Flood protection along the Arkansas River, 1923
4 Flood, 1907
5 Twenty-five photographs of flood damage, "Third district, Kansas End", 1923
g) FUEL SUPPLY
Box Folder
17 6 Coal rates, 1904
7 Treatment of water for locomotives, 1904-38
8 Comparison of coal and oil, 1906-07
9 Purchase of fuel oil for shops, 1907
10 Displacement of coal by natural gas in Arkansas, 1912
11 Purchase of coal my MKT, 1913-14
12 Purchase of coal from Woodson Coal Co.; labor problems. 1914-16
13 Cost of coal used in locomotives, 1917
14 Increase in cost of coal, 1920-22
15 Improper use of coal in locomotives, 1921-22
16 Purchase of fuel oil, 1921-23
17 Coal purchased for locomotives, 1921-28
18 Lubricating oil, 1926-35
19 Contract for coal supply – Garland Coal & Mining Co., 1928
20 Coal chute – Konowa; request of Pittsburgh-Midway Coal Co. to furnish coal to Oklahoma City-Ada-Atoka. 1929-33
21 Bids for company coal, 1933-38
h) INSPECTIONS
Box Folder
17 22 Report of Chief Engineer on progress of Midland Valley and other railroads, 1903-05
23 Condition of line, 1903
24 Survey of line in Kansas, 1904-05
25 Trip of C. E. Ingersoll and family from Philadelphia, 1905
26 Report of physical condition and traffic prospects of Midland Valley by J. F. Holden, Vice-President and General Manager, 1908
27 Inspection trips – C. E. Ingersoll and others, 1908-18
28 Inspection trip – W. A. Dick and S. B. Hough, 1909
29 Trip of H. R. Yarnall over Midland Valley – report of conditions, 1909-14
30 Report of inspection trip by C. E. Ingersoll, 1910
Box Folder
24 30 Report on Midland Valley by John Reed Pettit, 1910
Box Folder
17 31 Report on Midland Valley by P. F. Groome, agent for George H. McForshe & Co., 1911. Maps
32 Report by A. W. Lefeber, after becoming General Manager, on physical condition of road, 1912
33 Examination of property, 1912
34 Report of physical condition of Midland Valley by H. C. Niebdo, 1912
35 Report on condition of lines, 1914-15
36 Report on condition of road – A. W. Lefeber to E. C. Granberry, 1916-17
37 Directors’ inspection trip, 1916
38 Trip of US Secretary of Interior over Midland Valley, 1917
39 Report on condition of property by A. W. Lefeber; correspondence re: traffic. 1920-24
40 Inspection trip – C. E. Ingersoll and party, 1921. Maps, photos
41 A. W. Lefeber’s memorandum for use on inspection trips, 1921. Map
42 Inspection trip on Midland Valley, Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf, and Oklahoma City-Ada-Atoka by A. W. Lefeber. Includes detailed descriptions and correspondence, 1929-39
43 Report on operation and conditions of Midland Valley, Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf, and Oklahoma City-Ada-Atoka, 1933
i) MAINTENANCE OF WAY
Box Folder
17 44 General file, 1905-17
45 General file, 1919-36
j) RAILS AND TRACK
Box Folder
17 46 Purchasing agent, 1903-05
47 Rail purchased, 1904-05
48 Track extension – Ft. Smith, 1905
49 Shoe Fly track, 1905
50 Price of bolts on rail ordered, 1905
51 Track laying between Tulsa and Silverdale, 1905-06
52 Joint trackage with Missouri Pacific Ry. between Silverdale and Arkansas City, 1905-11
53 Spur track – Prairie Creek Mine, 1905-20
54 Work on tracks, 1906-07
55 Madison switch, Muskogee, 1907
Box Folder
18 1 Purchase of rail for new line after Canadian River washout, 1908
2 Track for Bald Hill oil field, 1908
3 Track to serve the Texas Co., Tulsa, 1909. Map
4 Run-around track – Greenwood Coal and Lumber Co., 1909-10
5 Joint track contract with Frisco, Maney Jct. to Ft. Smith, 1909-23
6 Construction of track for Levy & Levy Paving Contractors, Muskogee, 1911
7 Diversion of rail, 1911
8 Wichita & Midland Valley – inspection of rails, 1911
9 Track and surfacing reports, 1911
10 Exchange of rail between Midland Valley RR and Midland Construction Co., 1911-12
11 Laying rail, 1911-13
12 Track for brick plant at Nelagony, 1911
13 Spur track for Oklahoma Iron Works, 1911
14 Spur track, 1911
15 Track work – Tupelo to Oklahoma City, 1911
16 Spur track, 1911-12. Map
17 Payment for rail from Illinois Steel Co., 1912
18 Correspondence between Charles Kaign and C. E. Ingersoll; maximum grades of road, 1912. Blueprints
19 Uniform basis for construction of industrial tracks, 1914-15
20 Use of Ft. Smith & Western tracks into Fr. Smith, 1915
21 Purchase of rail from Illinois Steel Co., 1916.
22 Track to serve Milliken Refining Co., Arkansas City, Kansas, 1916-17
23 Purchase of rail for relaying tracks, 1916-17. Map
24 Tracks in Pawhuska, 1917-23
25 Tracks for Pan American, 1917-19
26 Spur track to serve Oklahoma Petroleum and Gasoline Co., 1917-19
27 Purchase of heavier rail under Transportation Act, 1917-20
28 Real estate for industrial purposes and development of industrial track, 1917-20
29 Track for electric power plan, Tulsa, 1919
30 Anti-creepers for 90 lb. rail; industrial spur for Osage Mutual Oil & Refining Co., Pawhuska. 1919-22
31 Purchase of rails, 1920-21
32 Industrial tracks, 1920-21
33 Relaying rail, 1921
34 Purchase of rail from Illinois Steel Co., 1922-23
35 Track scale with Kansas City Southern at Panama, 1923
36 Lease of track to serve Hartford Valley Coal Co., 1924
37 Service for Peabody Coal Co. and Superior Smokeless Coal & Mining Co., 1924
38 Purchase of rail from Illinois Steel Co., 1924-28
39 Laying rails, 1925-26. Map
40 Industrial tracks, 1925-28
41 Application of Santa Fe RR to build into Barnsdall; use of Midland Valley tracks and other facilities at Pawhuska. 1926-28
42 Track to serve Greenwood Coal Co., 1927-28
43 Extension of track to serve Pure Oil Co., Pawhuska, 1927-28. Map
44 Correspondence re: construction of track for Tahona Smokeless Coal Co., 1928-36. Map
45 Missouri Pacific trackage rights, Silverdale to Arkansas City, 1928-33
46 Industrial spur tracks, 1928-38
47 General file re: purchase of rail and fastenings and relaying rail, 1928-39
48 Building track for Tulsa Lumber Co., 1929
49 Spur track – Carl Pheasant, Inc., Tulsa, 1929-30
50 Handling of AFEs for track. Two sets of sixteen 8x10 photographs of track, depots, and section houses on Oklahoma City-Ada-Atoka. 1929-37
51 Oklahoma City-Ada-Atoka weekly reports of track work, 1929-30
52 Tracks to serve various industries, 1929-34
53 Additional tracks for Superior Smokeless Coal & Mining Co., 1929-35
54 Instructions for track work, 1930
55 Permission from War Department to relocate track crossing National Cemetery in Ft. Smith, 1930-36
56 Spur track for H. L. Cannady Co., Tulsa, 1931. Map
57 Yahola Sand & Gravel Co. track for loading gravel, 1931-33
58 Spur track for H. L. Cannady Co., 1931-37. Photo
Box Folder
24 36 Installation of rail – purchase contract; labor statistics, 1934
Box Folder
19 1 Track to serve Fitts Oil Pool, 1934-37
2 New rail, 1936-37
k) RIGHT OF WAY
Box Folder
19 3 Quit claim deeds, 1903-17
4 Purchase of right of way, 1904-05
5 Maps of right of way and approval by directors, 1904-17
6 Right of way – Osage Nation, 1904-05
7 Siding at McMurray, 1904
8 Right of way in Arkansas City, 1904-05
9 Relinquishment of partial right of way, Pawhuska, 1905-06
10 Proposed drilling of oil and gas on right of way in Osage Nation, 1905
11 Right of way in Arkansas City, 1905
12 Right of way in Arkansas City, 1906
13 Right of way in Pawhuska, 1907-09
14 Correspondence re: proposed right of way between Morris Ferry, Arkansas and Harris Ferry, Oklahoma, 1908
15 Mudslide damage to right of way and track in West Pawhuska, 1908
16 Sale of land at old Prairie Creek spur, 1909-10
17 Land for right of way given by City of Muskogee as bonus, 1909-10
18 Sale of additional land in Skiatook, 1910
19 Purchase of additional right of way, 1910
20 Right of way for track to serve Sebastian County Coal & Mining Co., 1911. Blueprint
21 Repair of fences, 1911
22 Purchase of right of way, 1911-12
23 Right of way in Wichita, 1912-13
24 Land deeded to City of Tulsa, 1913-16
25 Wichita and Midland Valley leasing of fair ground in Wichita, 1913-14
26 Right of way in Wichita condemned by City for construction of boulevard, 1914
27 Sale of land at Belle Plaine, 1914
28 Title to right of way in Creek and Cherokee Nations, 1917
29 Oil leases on right of way at Foraker, 1919
30 Exchange of right of way at Skiatook, 1919
31 Right of way for side track, 1920
32 Ditching of right of way, 1920
33 Right of way in Pawhuska, 1922. Map
34 Slides and washouts on right of way, 1924-27
35 Bank protection on Arkansas River, 1924
36 Acquisition of right of way, 1924-28
37 Quit claim deeds to property not needed for railroad purposes, 1925-28
38 Leases of right of way, 1937-38
39 Charges for pipe line crossing right of way, 1929-36
l) STATIONS AND EXTENSIONS
Box Folder
19 40 Estimate of proposed extension of Midland Valley from Geuda Springs to Wichita [no date]
41 Proposed extension to Hot Springs, 1901
42 Proposed extension to Gulf; proposed Denton, Decatur & Western RR Co., Waxahachie, Texas. 1902-04
43 Correspondence with Wichita Construction Co. re: building into Wichita, 1903-09
44 Proposed extension to Wagoner; proposed extension to Arkansas City. 1903-06. Map
45 Proposed extensions: Porum, Stigler, Okmulgee, Great Bend; Vicksburg & Ship Island RR and Louisiana & Arkansas Ry. extension. 1903-11
46 Tulsa extension, 1904-05. Map
47 Proposed extension to Wellington, 1905
48 Great Bend & Gulf Ry. proposed extension from Arkansas City to Hays, Kansas, 1905-17. Map of Kansas railroads
49 Proposed extension to Hutchinson, Kansas; official railroad map of Kansas (1904). 1904-10
50 Proposed connection with Union Pacific between Wichita and McPherson, Kansas, 1906
51 Proposed extension from Jenks to Cushing, 1906-07
52 Survey by J. F. Elder – proposed extension from Boswell to South McAlester, 1909
53 Proposed extension from Stigler to Sherman, Texas, 1908-10
54 Proposed extension from Stigler to Texas line, 1908-09. Map
55 Operations at Avant, Oklahoma, 1909-10. Map
56 Proposed Texas extension, 1909
57 Proposed extension from Stigler to Sherman and Honey Grove, Texas, 1909
Box Folder
20 1 Proposed extension of Midland Valley to Little Rock, 1909. Map
2 Proposed extension from Glenn Pool to Sapulpa, 1909-10
3 Manufacturers Ry. proposed extension from Ft. Smith to St. Louis, 1909-10
4 Extension of line to Wichita, 1910-11
5 Extension of line to Wichita, 1910-11
6 Proposed Kansas Northern Ry., 1910
7 Beginning of service to Wichita, 1910-11
8 Proposed extension from Wichita to McPherson, Kansas, 1910-11
9 Proposed railroad to connect Orange, Texas with Midland Valley RR, 1910-11
10 Extension to Wichita, 1910-11
11 Freight trains into Ft. Smith rather than Excelsior, 1910-11
12 Ft. Smith – additional land for terminal facilities, 1910-11
13 Ft. Smith – rearrangement of freight tracks and additional platform, 1910. Map
14 Ft. Smith – combined tracks and union depot, 1910-11
15 Estimate for proposed extension from Silverdale to Arkansas City, 1910-11
16 Muskogee – extension of tracks, 1911
17 Muskogee – Parker Washington Paving Co. spur track, 1911. Map
18 Correspondence re: extension to Wichita, 1911
19 Extension to Gueda Springs, 1911-14
20 Extension to Wichita, 1911. Photos
21 Correspondence between E. M. Alvord and C. E. Ingersoll re: expansion of Houston & Texas Central and Missouri, Oklahoma & Gulf, 1911
22 Tulsa depot toilet facilities, 1911. Blueprint
23 Closing of Cartersville station, 1911. Map
24 Sperry depot, 1911
25 Tulsa – new passenger depot, 1911-12. Blueprint
26 Greenwood, Arkansas, – extension of Missouri Pacific track to serve Gunther mine, 1911-12
Box Folder
24 37 Correspondence re: extensive damage from tornado at Bigheart (Barnsdall), 1912
Box Folder
20 27 Extension of Midland Valley to Great Bend, Kansas, 1912-13
28 Wichita & Midland Valley RR proposed extension to McPherson and connection with Union Pacific, 1912-28
29 Proposed extension of Midland Valley from Anthony to Pratt, 1912-22
30 Proposed Colorado, Kansas & Oklahoma Ry., 1912-13
31 Hutchinson Commercial Club correspondence and publication re: extension of railroad, 1912-13
32 Proposed lines in Kansas and Arkansas; topographic maps. 1913-16
33 Proposed extension of Midland Valley from Tulsa to Okmulgee, 1913
34 Adamsville – request for agent, 1913
35 Ft. Smith – entrance into, 1914
36 Proposed joint service, 1914-23
37 Proposed extension from Pine Bluff to the Mississippi River, 1915
38 Stonebluff facilities, 1915-16
39 Tulsa – new depot, 1916
40 Service to coal mines – US Fuel Administration, 1917-18
41 Tulsa – facilities of Santa Fe RR, 1916-21
42 Extension of Santa Fe RR to Pawhuska, 1916-23
43 Tulsa – explosion at Eastern Torpedo plant, 1916
44 Proposed extension to southwestern Arkansas, 1916
45 Proposed extension from Ft. Smith to Womble, Arkansas, 1917
46 Correspondence re: extension of Midland Valley to St. Louis, 1917
47 Proposed trolley line between Tulsa and Jenks, 1918-21
48 Ft. Smith – new depot, 1918-21. Blueprint
49 Wichita – improvements to station and nearby property, 1920-21
50 Panama – cost of facilities and operations, 1920-23
51 Facilities at Tulsa, Muskogee, and Avant, 1921-23
52 Extension of Missouri Pacific to Tulsa, 1921-22
53 Wichita – delays in switch and interchange business with Missouri Pacific, 1923-24
54 Correspondence from Elmer Beynon re: possible extension to Muse Township, Le Flore Co., Oklahoma, 1924
55 Proposed extension of Santa Fe RR from Oxford to Adamsville, Kansas, 1924
56 Correspondence re: closing stations of Midland Valley and Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf, 1925-28
57 Arkansas City – crossing with Santa Fe RR, 1925-27
58 Interchange with Missouri Pacific, 1925-1928
Box Folder
21 1 Proposed Tulsa, Wewoka & Southern Ry. between Tulsa and Ardmore, using Midland Valley tracks into Tulsa, 1927
2 Muskogee – Missouri Pacific trains, 1928-36
3 Wichita – crossing with Missouri Pacific, 1928-29
4 Use of stations by other industries, 1929-38
5 Proposed connection with Southern Pacific to operate into Dallas, 1929-36
7 Allen – service for White Oak Refining Co., 1929
8 Tupelo – changes in yard, 1929-30
11 Proposed extension to Oklahoma City, 1929-31
12 Proposed extension to Oklahoma City, 1930
14 Greenwood branch, 1930
15 Proposed extension to Sherman, Texas, 1931
16 Sale of line from Military Jct., 1936
m) STRUCTURES AND BRIDGES
Box Folder
21 17 Blueprints of Santa Fe office and freight house in Hutchinson, and passenger station in Bartlesville, [no date]
18 Ft. Smith – Frisco terminal, 1904-05
19 Terminals in Muskogee and Tulsa, 1904. Blueprints
20 Bridges – general file, 1904-07
21 Wealaka station, 1905
22 Muskogee shops, 1906-07. Blueprints
23 Bridges, Canadian River – purchase of new spans, disputed extra bill, 1907-08
24 Grain elevators on line, 1907
25 Canadian River report, 1907. Blueprint
26 Muskogee – alteration of depot, 1907-09. Blueprint
27 Bridges, Canadian River – blueprints, 1907
28 Bridges, Canadian River – blueprints, 1908-11
29 Bridges, Canadian River – shipping weight of steel spans, 1908-09
30 Use of Arkansas River bridge by Tulsa-Sapulpa interurban, 1908-14
31 Bridges, Canadian River – miscellaneous file, 1908-09
Box Folder
22 1 Bridges, Canadian River – distribution of expenses, 1908-15
2 Bridges, Canadian River – flood damage, 1908. Maps
3 Bridges, Canadian River – right of way, 1908. Maps
4 Depot at Taft, 1908
5 Bridges, Canadian River – shipment of new spans, 1908-11
6 Bridges – correspondence between J. H. Harris and C. E. Ingersoll, 1908-10
7 Polecat Bridge, Glenn Pool line, 1913
8 Pawhuska lunchroom facilities, 1909
9 Construction of depots at Bokoshe, Sans Bois, and Avant, 1909-10. Blueprints
10 Frankfort depot, 1909-14
11 Grainola depot, 1909-10
12 Bridges, Arkansas River – construction of bridge between Ft. Smith and Van Buren, 1909
13 Cost of depots, 1909-15
14 Tulsa stations, 1910-11. Blueprint
15 Bridges – general file on maintenance, 1910-12
16 Ft. Smith – repairs to freight building, 1910-12. Map
17 Skiatook – facilities, 1911. Blueprint
18 St. Smith – passenger depot, 1911-12
19 Steel water tanks, 1911-37
20 Bridges – Wichita & Midland Valley purchase of Ninnescah River bridge, 1911-1913. Blueprint
21 Reconstruction of ash pit at Muskogee shops, 1911. Blueprint
22 Wichita station facilities, 1911
23 Haskell – cotton platform, 1911
24 Muskogee – remodeling of General Offices building, 1911. Blueprint
25 Bridges – Slate Creek, Ninnescah River, 1911
26 Nelagony – joint depot with MKT destroyed by tornado, 1912
27 Proposed Union depot, Arkansas City, 1912
28 Bridges – filling in, 1912-14
29 Roundhouse extension and repairs, 1912-23
30 Bridges – general file, 1913-18. Blueprints
31 Canadian River rising and threat to railroad structures, 1914-15
32 Bridges – correspondence re: equipment, 1914
33 Cave-in under tracks at Dallas mine, 1914
34 Bridges – miscellaneous, 1915-18
35 Bridges, Bird Creek – flood, 1915
36 Bridges – change of line and construction of bridge, 1916-20. Photos
37 Muskogee shop destroyed by fire, 1916-1921. Photos
Box Folder
23 1 Muskogee shops - $70,000 donation from Muskogee citizens, 1916-19
2 Depots at Muskogee and Tulsa, settlement of account with Manhattan Construction Co., 1916-17
3 Cost of depots at Muskogee and Tulsa, 1916-17
4 New depots at Arkansas City and Pawhuska, 1917. Blueprints
5 New depot at Stigler, 1917
6 Water tank at Briartown burned down but not rebuilt during Federal Control, 1919-20
7 Pawhuska improvements, changes in engine house, 1920. Blueprint
8 Bridges – damage during Federal Control, 1920
9 Bridges – inspections, 1922-23
10 Bridges, Walnut River, 1922-23
11 Twin Bridges slide, 1922-23
12 Bridges, Tucker Creek, 1923. Blueprint
13 New roundhouse, 1923. Blueprint
14 Bridges, Arkansas River – river channel after flood, 1923. Map
15 Waco – destruction of station by fire, 1923
16 Improvements at Wichita, 1923. Map
17 Tunnel at Bird Creek, 1923. Blueprint
18 Shops store system and casting platform, 1923. Photo
19 Bridges – general file, 1924-28
20 Muskogee – correspondence re: building of freight station, 1924-25
21 Bridges – use of steel trestle, 1925-28. Photo
22 Bridges – issuance of Receiver’s Certificates for bridge work on Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf, 1925
23 Bridges – statement of repairs to bridges on Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf line
24 Bridges – protection of river banks against slides and washouts, 1928-38. Blueprints
25 Highway crossings and crossing signals, 1928-38
26 Correspondence re: flood damage to bridges and track, 1929-39. Photos
27 Stock pens at Pawhuska, Denison, and Shawnee, 1929-38. Photos
28 Yards at Muskogee and Lefeber, 1929-34
29 Coal chute at Miami, 1929
30 Red River Toll Bridge – conveyed to Texas State Highway Department, 1931-38
31 Photographs showing structures and track conditions on Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf and Oklahoma City-Ada-Atoka, 1931
32 Lease of station facilities at Tulsa and Muskogee to Railway Express Agency, 1932-1939
n) PROPERTY AND OFFICE SPACE
Box Folder
23 33 Purchase of land near Greenwood, Arkansas, 1902-03
34 Lumber lands in Arkansas, 1903-04
35 Rental of office in St. Louis, American Smokeless Coal Co., 1904-06
36 Relocation of office space form Ft. Smith to Muskogee, 1906-11
37 Correspondence re: Midland Valley grounds and station sites, 1909-10
38 Bishop & Anderson – purchase of tract, 1910
39 Office space, Muskogee, 1910-11
40 Purchase of land in Sebastian County, Arkansas, 1910
41 Office facilities, Muskogee, 1911-15
42 Wichita – purchase of fair grounds property, 1911-22
43 Wichita fair grounds, 1911-24
44 Wichita – Payne property, 1912-22
45 Office facilities, Muskogee, 1916-21
46 Abandonment of old offices, 1916
47 Closing of street in Muskogee, 1920
48 Purchase of additional property at Tulsa, 1921-24
49 Tulsa street crossings, 1922-23
50 Wichita – opening street through fair grounds property, 1923. Map
51 Lease of Tulsa property to Hutchinson Lumber Co., 1924-25. Map
52 Relocation of General Offices and correspondence related to other matters, 1929-39. Photos
Box Folder
24 1 Investigation of feasibility of installing steam plant, 1929-30
2 Property at Allen, 1929-34
3 Purchase and maintenance of property on South 5th St., Philadelphia, 1930-38
4 Purchase of land near Oklahoma City, 1930-39
5 Quit claim deed to Tulsa property, 1931-33
6 Wilmington (Del.) office, 1937-38. Photo
o) TIES
Box Folder
24 7 General file, 1905-23
8 Replacement of cross ties, 1907-34
9 Ties ordered, 1924-28
10 Installment of tie plates, 1924-37
11 Use of treated ties, 1925-30
12 Installation of treated ties, 1928-38
3. SUBSIDIARY RAILROADS AND COMPANIES
a) KANSAS, OKLAHOMA & GULF RY
Box Folder
25 1 Maps of Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf Ry., [no date]
2 Lease of Missouri, Oklahoma & Gulf to Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf, 1913-27
3 Nicholas Report re: condition of road and future prospects, 1922
4 Correspondence re: Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf receivership, 1924
5 Correspondence re: Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf receivership, 1924
6 Foreclosure of Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf – inventory and condition of property, 1924-25
7 Southwestern Co. and R. Sturgis Ingersoll v. Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf – petition and other papers in re: Receiver’s Final Report, 1925-26
8 Southwestern Co. and R. Sturgis Ingersoll v. Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf – Receivership record, vol. II
9 Estimated general expenses, 1925-27
10 General conditions – report of A. W. Lefeber to C. E. Ingersoll of accomplishments since taking over Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf, 1925-28
11 Contracts, 1925-27
12 Delayed connections – Texas & Pacific Ry., 1925-28
13 Business with Northeast Oklahoma Ry., 1925-28
14 Proposed combined operations between Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf and Midland Valley: relocation of KO&G offices, joint facilities contract, 1925-26
15 Trackage rights with Missouri Pacific Ry, 1925-28
16 Purchase and rebuilding of Western Union telegraph line, 1925-27
17 Rehabilitation file, 1925-27
18 Reorganization of Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf – employees general file, 1926-28
19 Monthly statement of revenues and expenses, 1926-27
20 Claim against Southwestern Coal & Oil Co., 1926
21 Reports of freight delivered and received, 1926-29
22 Legal petitions, Interstate Commerce Commission, 1926
23 Salina cut-off preliminary survey, 1926
24 Agents’ cash remittances, 1927 Decline in freight business, 1928
25 Confidential report re: Missouri, Oklahoma & Gulf; MO&G report to Interstate Commerce Commission, 1927-38
26 Correspondence with D. M. Penn, President of Denison, Bonham & New Orleans RR Co., concerning possible connections with KO&G, 1927-29. Map
27 KO&G lease of property owned by KO&G of Texas, 1928-38
28 General correspondence re: Kansas City Southern Matters and particularly traffic handled through Baxter Springs, 1929-39
29 Information furnished to investment services, 1927-28 (MISSING)
Box Folder
26 1 Team work report, 1930
2 Copy of Charter of Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf Ry., 1934
3 General file, 1935-36
4 Correspondence with Interstate Commerce Commission and Reconstruction Finance Corporation; memo of telephone conversations with Reconstruction Finance Corporation; opinion of counsel. 1938
5 Application to Reconstruction Finance Corporation for purchase of rail; correspondence between A. W. Lefeber and various companies. 1938
6 Copy of application to borrow for the purchase and installation of rail, 1938
b) GLENN POOL TANK LINE CO.
Box Folder
26 7 Glenn Pool extension, 1908
8 Earnings, 1908-15
9 Trial balances, 1908-18
10 Cars condemned, 1909-10
11 General file, 1909-15
12 General accounting file – profit and loss, balance sheets, 1910-16
13 General file – includes correspondence re: ownership of company, traffic, and employees, 1910-17
14 Lockport oil traffic, 1910-23
15 Equitable Trust Co. – contract agreement and service as trustee, 1913-14
16 Alleged empty mileage, 1914-15
17 General file, 1915-20
18 Statements of operation, 1915-18
19 Analysis of operating expenses, 1915-18
20 Extension of line to Keifer, 1916-17
21 General file, 1918-24
22 Report of condition of line, 1919
23 Correspondence re: movement of tank cars; dissolution of company; division of cars. 1915-27
24 Abandonment of Glenn Pool branch; Interstate Commerce Commission documents. 1936
c) OKLAHOMA CITY-ADA-ATOKA RY. CO.
Box Folder
26 25 Lease and contract for operation of Oklahoma City-Shawnee Interurban Ry. Co., 1924
26 Possible consolidation of properties with Oklahoma Union Ry., 1929
27 Correspondence re: purchase of Oklahoma City-Ada-Atoka Ry. Co., 1929. Includes maps of Oklahoma City industrial sites and Maud oil fields
28 Correspondence concerning background information acquired prior to purchase of Oklahoma City-Ada-Atoka Ry. Co., 1929-31
29 Rehabilitation of Oklahoma City-Ada-Atoka – much information regarding track and other conditions, 1929-31
30 Correspondence with R. J. Edwards, Vice-President of Oklahoma Ry. Co., 1929-37
31 Correspondence re: conditions on Oklahoma-Ada-Atoka, 1930
d) WICHITA & MIDLAND VALLEY RR CO.
Box Folder
26 32 Agreement among Wichita & Midland Valley RR, Wichita, McPherson & Gulf RR, and Midland Valley for construction of line from Arkansas City to Wichita, 1910
33 Charters of Wichita & Midland Valley RR and Wichita, McPherson & Gulf RR, 1910-25
34 Certificates of Chief Engineer re: cost of work done, 1911
35 Expenses of construction of Wichita & Midland Valley RR from Arkansas City to Wichita, 1911
36 Contract with Missouri Pacific for crossings in Wichita and Belle Plaine, 1911-14
37 Unsettled right of way cases, 1911-16
38 Statement of gross revenues, 1911-24
39 Construction of line; shortage of rail spikes. 1911-24
40 Additions and betterments charges paid for by Midland Valley, 1912-17
e) CHEROKEE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
Box Folder
27 1 Correspondence with Girard Trust Co. [no date]
2 General correspondence – includes good description of Midland Valley traffic by C. E. Ingersoll, 1903-07
3 Report of company property, 1904
4 Settlement with Midland Valley, 1905-06
5 Cost of Glenn Pool branch, 1907
6 Coal department bills, 1908-11
7 Deed of Cherokee Construction Co. to Sebastian County Coal & Mining Co. for transfer of coal lands, etc., 1910
8 Abandonment of Sapulpa branch, 1910-11
9 Closing of accounts, 1911
10 Files re: bills receivable, securities owned, 1911-16
11 Bank statements, checkbook, 1915-17
12 General correspondence, 1920-22
13 Liquidation of Cherokee Construction Co., 1923-24
f) MIDLAND CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
Box Folder
27 14 Expenses in connection with extension of Wichita & Midland Valley RR, 1911
15 Right of way agents, 1911
16 Remittances received from sale of hay from Wichita fair grounds property, 1913-15
17 Dissolution of West Wichita Development Co., 1916
g) BIRD CREEK COMPANY
Box Folder
27 18 Purchase of Bird Creek Co., 1929
19 Correspondence re: Bird Creek Co. and Foraker Co., 1926-29
4. CORRESPONDENCE WITH OTHER RAILROADS
a) LOUISIANA & ARKANSAS RY. CO./LOUISANA RAILROAD & NAVIGATION CO.
Box Folder
27 20 Possible connection with Louisiana & Arkansas Ry., 1905-06
21 Possible connection with Louisiana Railroad & Navigation Co., 1905-10
22 Correspondence re: joint operation of Midland Valley and Louisiana Railroad & Navigation Co., 1908-11
23 Various proposals for connections with Louisiana & Arkansas Ry. and other southwestern railways, 1911-17
24 Proposed merger of Midland Valley, Louisiana & Arkansas Ry., and Louisiana Railroad & Navigation Co. and construction of line to Salina, Kansas for through line to New Orleans, 1913
25 Correspondence re: Gulf extension of Shreveport & Red River Valley Ry. First Mortgage, 1913
26 Proposed consolidation of Midland Valley and Louisiana & Arkansas Ry., 1915-12
27 Visit of A. W. Lefeber to Shreveport; correspondence, 1919-22
28 Possible merger of Louisiana & Arkansas Ry., Louisiana Railroad & Navigation Co., Ft. Smith & Western, and Midland Valley, 1924-28
29 Proposed merger of Louisiana & Arkansas Ry. with Midland Valley and Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf, 1927-28
30 Louisiana & Arkansas Ry. Co. general file, 1929-38
31 Information re: Louisiana & Arkansas Ry. Co. Includes timetable dated 5/4/30.
32 Correspondence re: merger of Kansas City Southern and Louisiana & Arkansas Ry., 1938-39
b) MISCELLANEOUS RAILROADS
Box Folder
27 33 Watonga Construction Co.; Choctaw Northern RR Co.; Choctaw, Oklahoma & Gulf settlement with Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific; letter re: "The Philadelphia Crowd and the Start of the Midland Valley." 1902-15
34 New Orleans, Natchez & Pacific Ry. and others, 1903-18
35 Ozark Coal & Ry. Co., 1904
36 Iron Mountain connection with Frisco, 1904
37 Muskogee Southern Ry. Co. – minutes directors meetings, 1904
38 Muskogee Southern Ry. – deed to Kenefick Construction Co., 1904
39 Sale of Choctaw & Memphis Ry. Co. to Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific, 1904-05
40 Muskogee Southern Ry. – purchase of, 1904-05
41 Muskogee Southern Ry. – release of mortgage, 1904-13
42 Choctaw Northern warrants, 1905
43 Dispute with MKT concerning right of way between Nelagony and Pawhuska, 1905
44 Southwest Missouri Electric Ry. – proposed extension, 1926
45 Contract with Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific for delivery of 100,000 tons of coal in payment for switch at Hartford
Box Folder
28 1 Proposed Gulf, Louisiana & Great Northern Ry. Co., 1905
2 Proposal to buy Kansas City Southern Ry. 1906-14
3 Missouri River & Gulf Ry. Co., 1907. Timetable, map
4 Oklahoma Central Ry. Co., 1907. Map
5 Proposed consolidation of Midland Valley; Missouri, Oklahoma & Gulf; Louisiana Railroad & Navigation Co.; and St. Smith & Western. 1908-14
6 Philadelphia & Western Ry. underwriting, 1910-11
7 Sapulpa Electric Line, 1910-15. Map
8 Osage & Western Ry., 1910
9 Webber Falls, Shawnee & Western RR, 1910-15
10 MKT and Pawhuska Construction Co., 1911
11 Prospectus of Memphis, Dallas, & Gulf Ry. Co., 1914
12 Inspection of Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific, 1913-15
13 Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific crossing at Hayville, 1912-14
14 Sale of Colorado, Kansas & Oklahoma Ry. Co., 1917
15 Interchange track with Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific south of Wichita, 1916-1917
16 Proposed extension of Missouri Pacific Ry. to Tulsa, 1916
18 Proposed consolidation of independent railroads located in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas, 1911. Map
19 Sunset Central Lines – fine for violation of per diem rules, 1912-13
20 Proposed Newton, Kansas, Nebraska RR Co., 1912-13
21 Arkansas Valley Interurban connection at Wichita, 1912-23. Map
22 Ft. Smith & Western Ry. request for permission to cross Midland Valley at Bokoshe to reach mines, 1913
23 (FOLDER EMPTY)
24 Joint use of station with Kansas City, Mexico & Orient Ry., 1914-22
25 Report on MKT, 1915
26 Reorganization of Western Pacific Ry., 1915-16
27 Interchange with Missouri Pacific at Wichita, 1915-17
28 Interurban Line – Tulsa to Ft. Smith, 1917
29 Joint operations with Kansas City, Mexico & Orient – coal, switching, and joint station at Wichita, 1921-24
30 Oklahoma Union Ry. Co. track to serve Liberty Glass Co., Sapulpa, 1922-23
31 Missouri Pacific use of Midland Valley track between Belle Plaine and Wichita, 1922-23
32 Oklahoma & Arkansas Ry., 1923
33 Report of directors of Mexican Ry. Co., 1923
34 Acquisition of Okmulgee Northern by MKT, 1923
35 Proposed sale of Joplin & Pittsburg Ry., 1925. Map
36 Quapaw & Lincolnville RR, 1925-32
37 Kansas City Southern interchange with Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf and other matters, 1925-28
38 Interlockers and other crossing facilities with Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific, 1926
39 Interchange with MKT; Okmulgee District Oil and Gas Association. 1926-28
40 Texas Electric Ry., 1927-30
41 Proposed purchase of Sand Spring Ry. by Midland Valley, 1928-29
42 X. Y. Z. Railroad, 1929-33
43 Use of property in Oklahoma City by Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific, 1929-30
44 Oklahoma Ry. Co. – general file, 1929-33. Map
45 Coordination of facilities and services with Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific, 1929-36
46 Sand Springs Ry. Co., Tulsa – comparative monthly reports of revenues and expenses, and correspondence to Corporation Commission of Oklahoma, 1930-34
47 Sale of Arkansas Valley Interurban Ry., 1930-39
48 Chicago Great Western purchase of twenty per cent of Kansas City Southern stock, 1931
49 Chicago, Burlington & Quincy RR – retirement of Charles Sturgis Ingersoll, 1931-33
Box Folder
21 6 Ft. Smith & Western Ry. – business with Midland Valley and possibility of merger, 1929-39; Report on, by Reconstruction Finance Corporation, 1938
9 MKT leased line, 1929-31
10 Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe abandonment of Lehigh-Ada line; construction of Tulsa Union Depot; investigation of Midland Valley slide condition in Osage Co., 1929-34
13 Kansas City Southern – construction of new line in southern Oklahoma, 1930
C. FINANCIAL
1. GENERAL
Box Folder
24 13 Proposal to form holding company [no date]
14 Negotiations with Santa Fe RR re: purchase of Midland Valley, 1905-15
15 Comment of C. E. Ingersoll re: condition of Southwest, 1907
16 Reduction of expenses, 1908-14
17 Financial reports, 1912-13
18 Claim prevention, 1915
19 Guaranty period, 1921-23
20 Possible establishment of Board of Adjustment, 1921
21 General file, 1923-28
22 Tulsa Industrial Conference, 1929-37
23 Hospital expenses, 1929-38
24 Recapitalization of Muskogee Company; financial reports. 1936-39
25 Shippers’ Warehouse Company, 1932-38
29A Operating: Kansas, Oklahoma, and Gulf—investment services, 1927-1928; maps
2. ACCOUNTING
Box Folder
28 50 Bird Creek Co. – auditor’s reports, 1926-28
51 The Foraker Co. – auditor’s reports, 1926-28
52 Garland Coal & Mining Co. – auditor’s reports, 1927-29, 1931-36, 1941-43
53 Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf Ry. Co. – auditor’s reports, 1926-29, 1932, 1934, 1936, 1938, 1941-43
54 Arkansas Fuel Co. – auditor’s report, 1923-24
55 Mammoth Vein Colliery Co. – auditor’s report, 1923-24
Box Folder
29 1 Midland Valley Railroad Co. –auditor’s reports, 1926-29, 1932-36, 1938, 1941-43
2 The Muskogee Co. – auditor’s reports, 1926-28, 1932, 1934, 1938, 1941-43
3 Oklahoma City-Ada-Atoka Ry. Co. – auditor’s reports, 1932, 1934-36, 1941-43
4 Sebastian County Coal & Mining Co. – auditor’s reports, 1926-29, 1931-32, 1934-36, 1938, 1941-43
5 The Southwestern Co. – auditor’s reports, 1926-28
6 Charges to "franchises and property" – Muskogee Southern Ry., 1904
7 Consolidation of land accounts, 1904
8 Closing out B. W. Green account, 1904
9 Classification of coal accounts, 1904-05
10 Dispute of account – Cherokee Construction Co. v. Kenefick Construction Co., 1904
11 Consolidation of construction accounts, 1904
12 Coal Department charges to profit and loss, 1904
13 American Smokeless Coal Co. charges to profit and loss; bonds owned by American Smokeless purchased by Cherokee Construction Co., 1904-05
14 Tulsa bonus, 1904-05
15 Auditor – authority for final entries on accounts, 1904
16 American Smokeless Coal Co. – registration and transfer agent fees with Corporate Trust Co., 1904
17 American Smokeless Coal Co. accounts – settlement with L. W. Tinker, 1904
18 Coal selling charges – Cherokee Construction Co. and American Smokeless Coal Co., 1904-05
19 Accounts – "Floods and Washouts", 1905
20 Consolidation of coal accounts, 1905-06
21 Charges for telegrams – Western Union Telegraph, 1907-13
22 First National Bank, Muskogee transfers to Philadelphia, 1908
23 Cherokee Construction Co. – bills paid for additional construction; issuance of new Midland Valley stock, 1908
24 Hospital account – monthly statements, 1910-28
25 Wichita & Midland Valley – opening accounts; subscriptions to mortgage bonds of Wichita & Midland Valley RR. 1911-12
26 Accounting for earnings of Wichita extension, 1911
27 Setting reserve accounts for injuries, 1913-18
28 Closing of accounts between Sebastian County Coal & Mining Co. and Cherokee Construction Co., 1913-17
29 Handling of accounts, 1914
30 Cancellation of accounts receivable and uncollectible, 1914-16
31 Reserve accounts: bridges, ties, personal injuries, loss and damage to freight, joint facility expense, repairs to locomotives, 1915-18
32 Report on method of handling cash, 1916
33 Glenn Pool Tank Line Co. accounts, 1916-34
34 Payments by Wells Fargo & Co. for lease of depots in Tulsa and Muskogee, 1917
35 Reserves for personal injuries, 1917-18
36 Miscellaneous operating expenses, 1919-23
37 Accounting practices re: investment charges, 1924-27
38 Fees under Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf reorganization, 1926
39 Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf accounts with Midland Valley, 1926-39
40 Settlement of account of Muskogee Co., 1927
41 Wichita & Midland Valley RR – accounting under lease, 1927
42 Investment accounts – Oklahoma City-Ada-Atoka and Oklahoma City Shawnee Interurban Ry., 1929-32
43 Oklahoma City-Ada-Atoka transfer of cash to Mississippi Valley Trust Co. to pay cash on bonds, 1929-31
44 Estimated figures in connection with Oklahoma City-Ada-Atoka account on Midland Valley books, 1929-32
45 Oklahoma City-Ada-Atoka bank accounts, 1929-38
46 Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf bank accounts, 1929-36
47 Returns for Midland Valley; Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf; and Oklahoma City-Ada-Atoka under depreciation series, 1935
48 Materials balance, 1929-39
49 Coal departments – profit and loss statements, 1904
50 Correspondence re: earnings and financial condition of Midland Valley; explanation of Adjustment Plan; payment of Cherokee Construction Co. for building Midland Valley. 1909-13
51 Comparative statement of earnings, 1914-19
52 Earnings from passenger traffic, 1919-23
53 Accrual of expenses for maintenance of equipment during strikes, 1922
54 Change in method of estimating earnings, 1923
55 Statement of revenues and expenses for all companies, 1927-39
56 Reports of revenues and expenses for passenger motor cars, 1929-31
57 Information re: statistics and operations, 1909-13
Box Folder
30 1 Financial statistics—Wichita & Midland Valley RR, 1911-16
2 Financial statement—Oklahoma City-Ada-Atoka Ry., 1929
3 Freight delivered to and received from connecting lines, 1908-28
4 Freight balances due from J. E. and A. L. Pennock, 1913
5 Freight accounts rechecked by auditing companies, 1924-28
6 Bills settled in favor of Frisco, 1913-17
7 Signatures on paychecks, 1904-05; showing of time checks on payrolls, 1906
8A Philadelphia payroll – officers, 1905-14
8B Philadelphia payroll – officers, 1915-21
8C Philadelphia payroll – officers, 1922-26
8D Philadelphia payroll – officers, 1927-29
8E Philadelphia payroll – officers, 1931-34
9 Payrolls and paychecks, 1906
10 Comparison of monthly payrolls, 1907-10
11 Monthly payroll distribution, 1912-18
12 Rates of pay for section gangs and extras, 1907-13
13 Compensation of officers, 1920-38
14 Handling of "pay here" vouchers, 1904-17
15 Prompt payment of vouchers, 1917-22
16 Handling of vouchers, 1924-28
17 Vouchers for payment of settlements with connecting lines, 1931-32
18 Operating: Miscellaneous, 1919-1920
19 Operating: Miscellaneous, 1923
20 Annual reports to Interstate Commerce Commission – general correspondence, 1905-09
21 Correspondence concerning preparation of annual report to Interstate Commerce Commission, 1911
22 Correspondence re: reports to Corporation Commission of Oklahoma, 1911-12
3. ANNUAL REPORTS
Box Folder
30 31 Midland Valley RR annual reports to Interstate Commerce Commission, 1904-28
32 Midland Valley RR annual reports to Interstate Commerce Commission, 1929-51
33 Midland Valley RR annual reports to Interstate Commerce Commission, 1952-57, 1960-63
34 Midland Valley RR annual reports to Corporation Commission of Oklahoma, 1910-19, 1932-42
35 Midland Valley RR annual reports to Corporation Commission of Oklahoma, 1943-54, 1957-1958; annual report to Corporation Commission of Kansas, 1944
36 Oklahoma City-Ada-Atoka annual reports to Interstate Commerce Commission, 1926-49
37 Oklahoma City-Ada-Atoka annual reports to Interstate Commerce Commission and Corporation Commission of Oklahoma, 1950-57, 1960-63
38 Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf Ry. annual reports to Interstate Commerce Commission, 1926-49
39 Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf Ry. annual reports to Interstate Commerce Commission, 1950-63
40 Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf Ry. annual reports to Corporation Commission of Oklahoma, 1932-49
41 Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf Ry. annual reports to Corporation Commission of Oklahoma, 1950-58. Miscellaneous annual reports to Interstate Commerce Commission as follows: Okmulgee Northern Ry. Co., 1927, 1934; Missouri, Oklahoma & Gulf RR Co., 1926-28; Sand Springs Ry. Co., 1927; Minneapolis & St. Louis RR Co., 1936; Oklahoma City-Shawnee Interurban Ry. Co., 1925-30
4. BONDS
a) MIDLAND VALLEY RR CO.
Box Folder
42 1 Deed of Trust – Muskogee Southern Ry. to Illinois Trust and Savings Bank, 1903
2 Printing of Midland Valley RR Co. bonds by American Bank Note Co., 1904-06
3 Copies of Midland Valley RR Co. Mortgage to Girard Trust Co., trustee, 1904
4 Purchase of bonds, 1904-05
6 Purchase of Midland Valley bonds by Cherokee Construction Co., 1904-06
7 Recording of First Mortgage, 1904-08
9 Midland Valley stock and bond entries, 1904-07
10 Distribution of charges concerning Midland Valley bonds held by Cherokee Construction Co., 1904
11 Purchase of Midland Valley bonds from Blair estate, 1904
14 Distribution of charges for certifying bonds, 1904-06
16 Coupons paid – Midland Valley 5% First Mortgage bonds, 1904-10
18 Purchase of Midland Valley bonds, 1904-05
22 Sale of bonds for proposed extension of line from Stigler to Denison, Texas, 1905-09
23 Premium on Midland Valley bond, 1905
24 Reports to stockholders concerning earnings and prospects of Midland Valley, 1905-06
28 Purchase of bonds, 1905
29 Release and cancellation of coupons on Midland Valley bonds, 1906-07
30 Retirement of equipment notes, 1907-10
31 Midland Valley securities, 1907
32 Accrued interest on First Mortgage bonds, 1907
33 Correspondence with foreign investors re: Midland Valley bonds, 1907-10
34 Issuance of new capital stock, 1907-08
35 Coupon accounts, 1908-33
37 Inquiries re: First Mortgage bonds, 1908-33
39 Subscriptions to 6% three-year gold notes, 1908-12
40 Equipment notes – Girard Trust Co., 1908-1911
41 Sale of First Mortgage bonds to Drexel & Co., 1908
42 Negotiations re: sale of bonds, 1909
43 Retirement of notes, 1909
44 Syndicate – Midland Valley and Cherokee Construction Co., 1909
46 Loans from C. E. Ingersoll and F. I. Gowen to pay bond interest, 1909-10
47 Loan from Drexel & Co. to pay bond interest, 1909-10
48 List of security holders and apportionment of new securities under Plan of 1910
49 Plan for readjustment of indebtedness, 1910
50 Additional entries under Deposit Agreement of 1910
51 Entries under Deposit Agreement, 1910-13
52 Correspondence with Mt. Vernon Car Manufacturing Co. concerning refund of Midland Valley and Cherokee Construction Co. bonds, 1910
Box Folder
43 1 Inquiries re: Plan of 1910
2 Cost of printing prior lien bonds, 1910
3 Prior Lien Mortgage, 1910; General Mortgage, 1910; Proposed Supplemental Indenture, 1913
4 Un-deposited First Mortgage bonds, 1910-13
5 Securities placed with Girard Trust Co. account un-deposited First Mortgage bonds, 1910
6 Receipt given Trustee for bonds certified under General Mortgage, 1910
7 Opinion of counsel re: Plan of 1910
8 Bonds surrendered for cancellation, 1910-11
9 Collateral for Prior Lien Bonds, Girard Trust Co., Trustee, 1910-11
10 Recording of various financial documents in Oklahoma and Arkansas counties, 1910-13
11 Claim of Lancaster Trust Co. for unearned on account of transfer of securities, 1910
14 Threat to take over Midland Valley RR Co. because of alleged default on bonds, 1911-12
19 Estimated income of Midland Valley; cancellation of note of J. W. McLoud. 1911-23
20 Cancellation of coupons, 1911-12
21 Notes for funds advanced by C. E. Ingersoll, 1911
27 Rehabilitation Fund balance sheet, 1911-14
29 Loans from Randolph & Jenks, C. E. Ingersoll, and F. I. Gowen, 1911-13
30 Loan from First National Bank, Muskogee, 1911-12
31 Lost coupons, 1911-36
32 Sale and issuance of preferred and common stock to cover County Aid bonds, 1911-21
33 Reorganization on Midland Valley RR Co., 1912-13
34 Certificates of equitable interest, 1912
35 Purchase of First Mortgage bonds held by Penn Trust Co., 1912-13
37 Correspondence with Drexel & Co. re: Midland Valley bonds, 1912-13
38 Loan from Drexel & Co., 1912-13
39 Correspondence and papers relating to the execution of all judicial and miscellaneous surety business, 1912-23
40 Readjustment Plan of 1913 – related papers furnished lawyers and bondholders Committee, 1912-13
42 Accounting under Plan of Reorganization, 1913
43 Plan of Reorganization, 1913
44 Plan and Agreement for the readjustment of securities, 1913
45 Journal entries re: issuance of First Mortgage bonds, 1913-17
47 Transactions in bonds with W. C. Arthurs of Mt. Vernon Car Manufacturing Co., 1913-23
48 Plan for financial readjustment of Midland Valley, 1913
49 First Mortgage – Midland Valley to Girard Trust Co., 1913
50 Recording of First Mortgage bonds, 1913
51 Adjustment Mortgage, 1913; First Mortgage, 1913; Cherokee Construction Co. to Girard Trust Co. – Agreement and assignments in trust, 1907-12; Deed of Cherokee Construction Co. to Sebastian County Coal & Mining Co.
52 Adjustment Mortgage to Fidelity Trust Co., Trustee, 1913
53 Adjustment Mortgage – Midland Valley to Fidelity Trust Co., 1913
54 Printing of First Mortgage bonds by American Bank Note Co., 1913-26
Box Folder
44 1 Certificates of destruction of securities, 1913-14
2 Temporary First Mortgage bonds delivered to Trustee for certification, 1913
3 Rehabilitation certificates, 1913-16
4 Adjustment Mortgage bond scrip, 1913-17
5 Rehabilitation Fund – copies of Chief Engineer’s certificates, 1913-15
6 Readjustment of Midland Valley securities; resignation and withdrawal of C. E. Ingersoll, resignation of directors and election of replacements. 1913
7 Interest of First Mortgage bonds, 1913-16
8 Expenses for issuance of First Mortgage bonds, 1913
9 Rehabilitation Fund receipts and expenditures, 1913-16
10 Sale of First Mortgage bonds to Harris, Forbes & Co., 1913-14
11 Payment of coupons for First Mortgage bonds dated 4/1/13, 1913-14
12 Statements of coupons paid by Girard Trust Co. and Harris, Forbes & Co., 1913-21
13 Collateral held by Girard Trust Co. under voting trust agreement, 1913-28
14 Collateral held by Girard Trust Co. for issuance of First Mortgage bonds, 1913-32
15 Application for listing on New York Stock Exchange, 1914
16 Funds for interest payments of bonds, 1914
17 Rehabilitation Fund – preparation of special certificate, 1914
18 Application to Interstate Commerce Commission for authority to issue, sell or pledge $289,000 First Mortgage 5% gold bonds, 1914-33
19 Interest on bonds, 1914-30
20 Statement of income, 1914-20
21 Request for list of First Mortgage bonds held abroad, 1915-18
22 Comments of Samuel Rea, President of Pennsylvania RR, re: operations of Midland Valley, 1915
23 Commissions paid Harris, Forbes & Co. and Girard Trust Co. for payment of coupons, 1915-31
24 Adjustment mortgage, 1915-20
25 Requests from brokers for copies of annual reports to stockholders, 1916
26 Issuance of $224,000 First Mortgage bonds, 1916-22
27 Bonds issued to enlarge Muskogee shops, 1916-18
28 Cremation of bonds and coupons, 1916-1926
29 Adjustment mortgage "A" bonds – interest and taxes, 1917-22
30 New bonds issued, 1917-28
31 Drexel & Co. circular re: First Mortgage 5% gold bonds, 1917
32 Financial and mileage statistics furnished to Moody’s, etc., 1917-28
33 Correspondence with E. C. Granberry concerning Midland Valley-Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf matters, 1917-23
34 Issuance of new bonds, 1917-22
Box Folder
45 1 Payment of interest on adjustment mortgage bonds, 1917-23
2 Payment of interest on adjustment mortgage bonds, 1917-36
3 Investments – US Certificates of Indebtedness, 1918-22
4 Investments – Liberty bonds, 1918-29
5 Harris, Forbes & Co. bonds circulars, 1918-29
6 Purchase of Midland Valley bonds and preferred stock, 1918-21
7 A. W. Lefeber purchase of Midland Valley bonds, 1918-25
8 Issuance of First Mortgage 5% gold bonds for Additions & Betterments, 1919-29
9 Collateral furnished for loan, 1919
10 Interest and tax paid on Adjustment "A" bonds, 1920-24
11 National Association of Owners of Railroad Securities, 1920-23
12 Interstate Commerce Commission special report re: securities issued or assumed, 1920-33
13 Correspondence with Philadelphia Trust Co. re: payment of coupons of First Mortgage bonds, 1920-28
14 Destruction of First Mortgage bonds by Trustee after payment of coupons, 1920-30
15 Interest and tax paid on Adjustment "B" bonds, 1921-24
16 Issuance of First Mortgage bonds for Additions & Betterments, 1921-29
17 Application to Interstate Commerce Commission for authority to issue securities, 1921-27
18 Statements of coupons paid by Harris, Forbes & Co. and Girard Trust Co. 1921-31
19 C. E. Ingersoll purchase of Midland Valley and Cherokee Construction Co. stock from West End Trust Co., 1921
20 Purchase of bonds, 1921-38
21 Application to Interstate Commerce Commission for authority to issue $187,000 First Mortgage bonds, 1921-23
22 Payment of interest on bonds, 1921-30
23 Claim for refund by bondholder, 1921-34
24 Interstate Commerce Commission special report re: acquisition of Wichita & Midland Valley by Midland Valley RR Co., 1921-22
25 Interstate Commerce Commission docket – capital stock and fund debt, 1921-22
26 Capital stock reduction of par value per share, 1922
27 Exchange of Midland Valley bonds, 1922
28 Interest paid on A & B mortgage, 1922-26
29 Reports of Federal Reserve Bank, Philadelphia on examination of securities of Midland Valley and Sebastian County Coal & Mining Co. held by Girard Trust Co., 1922
30 Exchange of scrip on "A" & "B" bonds, 1922-28
31 Accrual of interest on notes payable, 1922-29
Box Folder
46 1 Application to Interstate Commerce Commission to issue $167,000 First Mortgage bonds, 1923
2 Application to Interstate Commerce Commission to issue $167,000 First Mortgage bonds, 1923-25
3 Replacement of mutilated bonds, 1923-28
4 F. I. Gowen – plan to purchase large blocks of Midland Valley securities, 1923-24
5 Statements of coupons paid by Fidelity Trust Co. on "A" & "B" Adjustment Mortgage bonds, 1923-31
6 Acquisitions of Midland Valley securities, 1924-26
7 Reports of dividends to Internal Revenue Service, 1924-32
8 Payment of Southwestern note to Harris Trust Co., 1924-25
9 Midland Valley and Wichita & Midland Valley mortgage bonds, 1924-25
10 Inspection trips by representatives of banks and bond houses, 1924-27
11 Readjustment of Series "A" & "B" Adjustment Mortgage 5% gold bonds, 1924-1938
12 Cremation of bonds and coupons, 1924-33
13 Payment of annual interest on adjustment mortgage bonds, 1924-32
14 Issuance of $198,000 First Mortgage bonds covering Additions & Betterments, 1925-34
15 Inquiries from investors concerning First Mortgage bonds, 1925-27
16 Bond circulars, 1925-28
17 Commissions paid for coupons, 1925
18 Bird Creek Co. dividend record, 1928; Foraker Co. tax returns, 1926-29
19 Bonds held by Secretary of the Treasury and Director General of Railroads, 1926
20 Information regarding percentage earned on Midland Valley capital stock, 1927-31
21 Miscellaneous correspondence re: Choctaw, Oklahoma & Gulf Ry. and Midland Valley RR, 1929-35
22 Midland Valley bonds owned by Equitable Life Assurance Society. Report of gasoline pipeline competition and its effect on the Midland Valley and Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf Ry. 1929-37
23 Statistics furnished Moody’s Investors Service, 1929-38
24 Purchase of Midland Valley bonds by E. C. Granberry [file contains much information concerning stocks and bonds of other railroads], 1929-38
25 Report of Girard Trust Co. investment committee re: Muskogee Company stock, 1930-38
26 1930 annual report mailing list
Box Folder
47 1 General correspondence with brokers and others concerning securities of all Ingersoll companies, 1929-39
2 Cash deposit for interest payment on First Mortgage bonds, 1931-39
3 Interest paid on "A" & "B" Adjustment Mortgage bonds, 1931-39
4 Appointment of Chase National Bank as paying agent for First Mortgage bonds, 1931
5 Copies of First Mortgage and Adjustment bonds, 1931-37
6 Annual report mailing lists, 1933-34
7 Account for over accrual of interest on Adjustment Mortgage "B" bonds, 1934-35
8 Miscellaneous file, 1935-38
9 List of bondholders, 1936
10 Special deposits covering interest on First Mortgage and Adjustment bonds, 1936-40
11 Nicholas Wire & Sheet Hardware Co., 1937-39
12 Maturity of First Mortgage bonds on 4/1/43, 1937-39
b) KANSAS, OKLAHOMA & GULF RY.
Box Folder
47 13 Adjustment Mortgage to Fidelity Trust Co., 1913-22
14 Proposed syndicate for purchase of Missouri, Oklahoma & Gulf bonds, 1915-17
15 Readjustment of securities, 1918-30
16 Circular to bondholders in England re: reorganization of Missouri, Oklahoma & Gulf as Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf, 1919
17 Southwestern Co. purchase of Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf bonds, 1922-23
18 Purchase of bonds by F. J. Lieson & Co., 1923-28
19 Correspondence with R. Sturgis Ingersoll, 1924-27
20 Correspondence with St. Louis Union & Trust Co. re: mortgage and bonds, 1924-25
21 Purchase of bonds, 1924-25
22 Six-year collateral note – KO&G to Director General of Railroads, 1924-26
23 Report of Arthur Miller, 1924-25
24 List of "A" bondholders, 1924-26
25 Correspondence with J. B. Furry, attorney, 1925-27
26 Readjustment of securities, 1925-33
27 Plan of reorganization, 1925-26
28 Deed of Trust to secure First Mortgage, 1925-28
29 Readjustment of securities, 1925-34
30 Agreement of Muskogee Company to Plan of Readjustment of Securities of Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf Ry., 1926-28
31 Articles of Incorporation of Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf Ry., 1926; Deed of Trust to Girard Trust Co. to secure First Mortgage gold bonds, 1926-34
32 Notices from the Committee on Readjustment of Securities of Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf Ry., 1926
33 Readjustment of securities, 1926-31
Box Folder
48 1 Readjustment of securities, 1926-35
2 Series C bonds exchanged for Series C 6% preferred stock, 1926-31
3 Readjustment of securities, 1926-36
4 Readjustment of securities, 1926-38
5 Series B bonds exchanged for Series B 6% preferred stock, 1926-37
6 General claims paid by issuance of Series C 6% preferred stock, 1926-36
7 Readjustment of securities, 1926-37
8 Series A bonds exchanged for Series A preferred stock, 1926-32
9 Readjustment of securities, 1926-37
10 Readjustment of securities, 1926-31
11 Readjustment of securities, 1926-30
12 Series C bonds exchanged for Series C 6% preferred stock, 1926-36
13 KO&G of Texas – issuance of bonds, 1926
14 Application of Missouri, Oklahoma & Gulf Ry. to issue bonds, 1926
15 Refunding of 6% bonds and Government notes; sale of 5% bonds; company history of Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf Ry. 1926-37
16 Old equipment trust certificate, 1926-35
17 Sale of bonds by Edward B. Smith & Co., New York, 1926-27
18 Resale of bonds, 1926-28
19 Issuance of bonds by Girard Trust Co. under Deed of Trust, 1926-30
20 Printing of bonds, 1926-36
21 Application for permission to issue bonds, 1926
22 Application to Interstate Commerce Commission for authority to issue and sell First Mortgage bonds; application to issue stocks and bonds. 1926-1945
23 Mortgage 4/1/1926
24 Release of Mortgage and Deed of Trust, St. Louis Union Trust Co., 1926
25 Bonds deposited for exchange under Plan of Reorganization, 1926-1927
Box Folder
49 1 Application to Interstate Commerce Commission for approval of plant o issue bonds and capital stock, 1926
2 General file—bonds, interest payments, and methods of reporting, 1926-1937
3 Powers of attorney and revocation, 1926-1929
4 Inquiries re: price of securities, 1926-1931
5 Loss of $1,000 bond, 1927-1928
6 Deposits for payment of mortgage bonds, 1927-1929
7 Claim against Receiver of Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf—settled by issuance of Series C 6% preferred stock, 1926-1934
8 Requests for information about mortgage bonds, 1926-1928
9 List of stock and bond holders, 1927-1939
10 Application to Interstate Commerce Commission for authority to issue promissory note in payment for five 500-class locomotives, 1927-1929
11 Transfer of stocks and bonds, 1928-1937
12 Finance dockets: application for authority to issue bonds; acquisition of control of the Texas Corporation; re-loan to purchase 500-class engines. 1928
13 Finance docket—resale of KO&G bonds, 1928-1936
14 Notice of board meetings and resignations, 1928-1939
15 Inquiry concerning Mr. Haggerty, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., 1930
16 Lists of holders of KO&G scrip, 1931-1936
17 Sale of Series B and C preferred stock, 1931-1934
18 Purchase of US Treasury bonds, 1932-1934
19 Finance dockets: application for authority to issue bonds; resale of bonds. 1935-1937
20 List of KO&G First Mortgage bond holders, 1936-1937
21 First Mortgage, 1936-1937
Box Folder
50 1A Application to borrow $235,000 for rail and fastenings, 1933-1936. Maps, photos
1B Application to Interstate Commerce Commission for purchase of rail, 1933-1936
1C Application to Interstate Commerce Commission for purchase of rail, 1933-1936 (MISSING)
c) CHEROKEE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
Box Folder
42 8 Increase in capital stock of gold notes, 1904-1905
13 Installments paid on gold notes, 1904-1905
15 Sale of First Series gold notes, 1904-1906
17 Collateral for First Series gold notes, 1904-1906
19 Legal expenses—gold notes, 1904
21 Notes on stock, 1905-1908
25 Coupons cancelled on gold notes, 1905-1908
26 Loan from W.H. Jenks for gold notes, 1905-1906
36 Conversion of gold notes to bonds, 1908-1909
38 Loan to company, 1908
45 Loan from Drexel & Co., 1909-1912
Box Folder
43 12 Brokers’ commissions claimed under Plan of 1910
28 Extension of three-year gold notes due 1912. Destroyed 1913
41 Agreement and assignment in Trust—Girard Trust Co., 1912-1920
46 Gold notes, 1913
Box Folder
50 2 Agreement and assignment in trust: 12/1/04, 12/1/06, 1/2/09
3 Mortgage to Girard Trust Co. securing three-year gold bonds, 1904-1910
4 Three-year 6% gold bonds, 1905-1907
5 Gold notes issued; five-year gold notes cancelled and destroyed; cancellation of First and Second Series gold notes; Certificate of General Manager for equipment under Trust Agreement. 1906-1910
6 Bonds, 1907-1908
7 Syndicate agreement, 1907
8 Syndicate agreement, 1907-1909
9 Payment of interest on 6% gold notes, 1908
10 Payment of interest on 6% gold notes, 1909-1912
11 Deed to Sebastian County Coal & Mining Co., 1910
12 Collateral held by Girard Trust Co. under Trust Agreement, 1913-1921
13 Records re: Plan of Reorganization, 1913-1921
14 Interest paid on "A" notes; extension of Series "A" and "B" notes. 1917-1920
15 Plan for liquidation of "A" and "B" notes, 1920
16 General correspondence re: Plan of Reorganization, 1920-1921
17 Distribution of charges, 1920-1921
18 Option of Midland Valley to take over securities of Cherokee Construction Co., 1923
d) MIDLAND CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
Box Folder
43 22 Note for $140,000 endorsed by C.E. Ingersoll; note for $246,000 to Illinois Steel Co. 1911-1916
36 Note for $8,500. 1912
e) WICHITA & MIDLAND VALLEY RY.
Box Folder
43 13 First Mortgage to Philadelphia Safe Deposit & Insurance Co., Trustee, 1911
15 First Mortgage bonds—Security Bank Note Co., 1911
16 Recording of mortgage and lease, 1911-1913
17 Commissions paid on bond subscriptions, 1911
18 Opinions of J.W. Mcloud and John G. Johnson concerning mortgage, 1911
23 Issuance of First Mortgage bonds, 1911-1912
24 Compensation for Philadelphia Trust Co., Trustee, 1911
25 Printing of bonds, 1911-1926
26 Wichita & Midland Valley Ry. bonds pledged as security for steel purchased by Midland Construction Company, 1911-1913
Box Folder
50 19 Issuance of bonds, 1911-1929
20 Purchase of Midland Valley RR of all assets of Wichita & Midland Valley Ry., 1928-1930. Maps
f) OKLAHOMA-ADA-ATOKA RY.
Box Folder
50 21 Trust Indenture for First Mortgage 6% gold bonds, 1924
22 Sale of bonds, 1929-1930
23 First Mortgage bonds held by various investors, 1929-1931
24 Interest paid on bonds of Oklahoma City-Shawnee Interurban Ry., 1929
Box Folder
51 1 Application to Interstate Commerce Commission for authority to issue stock, 1929-1932
2A General file, 1931-1938
2B General file, 1931-1938
2C General file, 1931-1938
3 Purchase of bonds, 1931-1932
4 Letters to bondholders re company earnings, 1932-1939
5 Bonds held by Commercial Bank of Chicago Heights and others in receivership, 1933-1937
6 Deposit agreements for First Mortgage gold bonds, 1934
7 Readjustment of First Mortgage, 1934-1935
8 Interest paid on bonds, 1934-1936
9 Interest on registered bonds, 1934-1939
26 Plan of Readjustment, 1934
g) AMERICAN SMOKELESS COAL COMPANY
Box Folder
42 5 Settlement with Z.W. Tinker, 1904
12 Shipment of bonds, 1904
20 Collection of Tinker notes, 1904-1905
27 Purchase of bonds, 1905
Box Folder
51 10 First Mortgage, 1903
11 General file, 1913-1923
12 Dissolution of company and cancellation of bonds, 1914-1923
27 Removal of trustee under First Mortgage, 1905-1906
h) GARLAND COAL & MINING COMPANY
Box Folder
51 13 Garland Coal & Mining Co. bonds owned by Sebastian County Coal & Mining Co., 1925-1929
14 Payment of principal and interest on bonds; releases. 1927-1929
15 Notes payable and interest thereon, 1927-1938
16 Mortgage, 1929
17 Information furnished to financial services, 1930-1931
i) SEBASTIAN COUNTY COAL & MINING COMPANY
Box Folder
51 18 Mortgage, 1910
19 Collateral held by Girard Trust Co. covering issuance of First Mortgage bonds, 1913-1927
20 Purchase of bonds of Mammoth Vein Colliery Co. and dissolution of colliery, 1923-1929
21 Default on Mortgage bond interest, 1927-1930
22 Stock and bond transactions, 1937-1939
5. STOCKS
a) MIDLAND VALLEY RR CO.
Box Folder
51 23 Minutes of Board of Directors meetings re mileage completed, 1904-1906
24 Increase in capital stock and extension of Charter, 1904-1908
25 Annual meetings of stockholders and directors, 1905-1915
Box Folder
52 1 Powers of Attorney for directors meetings, 1905-1916
2 Reports to stockholders of company earnings, 1907-1910
3 Proposed issuance of Preferred Stock, 1907-1912
4 Record of stockholders, 1907-1928
5 Renewal of loans to stockholders, 1908-1911
6 Minutes of meetings of stockholders and directors, 1910-1913
7 Minutes of Executive Committee of Directors meetings, 1911-1916
9 Lists of stock- and bondholders, 1912-1924
10 Requests for statistics, 1912
11 General correspondence, 1912-1927
13 Cancellation of capital stock and issuance of new capital stock under Plan of 1913
14 List of holders of voting trust certificates, Preferred and Common stock, 1914
15 Arkansas directors meetings, 1914-1924
16 Stock sold to employees, 1915
17 Listing of securities on Philadelphia Stock exchange, 1915-1932
18 Annual meetings of stockholders and directors, 1915-1923
19 Market for Midland Valley stock, 1916-1921
20 Executive Committee of Directors, 1917
21 Annual reports to stockholders, 1921
22 Stock transactions—E.C. Granberry; interest on loans. 1921-1930
23 Correspondence re: annual reports to stockholders, 1921-1922
24 Appointment of C. Jared Ingersoll, Assistant to President, 1921-1923
25 Purchase of stock by Southwestern Co. Dissolution of Southwestern Co. 1921-1929
26 Dividends paid on preferred stock, 1921-1928
27 J.F. Holden inquiry re: value of Midland Valley and Cherokee Construction Co. stock, 1921-1923
28 Sale of shares of Midland Valley stock held by Southwestern Co., 1922-1927
29 Annual report to stockholders, 1923
30 Pamphlet—Midland Valley securities listed on Philadelphia Stock Exchange, 1923
31 Dividend notices, 1923-1930
32 Girard Trust Co., Registrar; By-laws of Midland Valley RR Co., 1925-1932
33 Annual reports to stockholders; mailing lists. 1923
Box Folder
53 1 Termination of Voting Trust Agreement, 1923
2 Dividend orders, 1923-1930
3 A.W. Lefeber purchase of stock in Muskogee Company and Midland Valley RR, 1923-1930
4 Dividends on preferred stock, 1923-1927
5 Minutes of stockholders and directors meetings, 1923-1930
6 Dividends on preferred stock, 1924-1927
7 Annual reports to stockholders, 1925-1928
8 Dividends on common stock, 1925-1930
9 Correspondence with E.C. Granberry concerning operations of Midland Valley, dividends, etc., 1925-1927
11 Exchange of Wichita & Midland Valley Stock for Midland Valley stock; Southwestern Co. 1926-1928
12 Minutes of directors meetings, 1926-1939
13 Annual reports to stockholders; mailing lists. 1928
14 Annual reports sent to investors and other railroads; mailing list. 1929-1939
15 Muskogee Company stocks, 1930-1939
16 Directors and stockholders annual meeting, 1930-1938
17 Dividends on preferred and common stock, 1931
18 L.F. Weigant—attempted takeover of control of Muskogee Company stock, 1931-1938
19 William Marriott Canby, 1932-1934
20 Correspondence with Robert P. Brewer, 1932-1933
21 Directors meetings, 1932-1938
22 Annual report mailing list, 1934-1938
23 Order of business—monthly board meetings, 1934-1936
24 Letters to stockholders, 1934-1938
25 Mailing list of new stockholders, 1936
26 Directors meeting—election of officers, 1936-1938
b) WICHITA & MIDLAND VALLEY RY.
Box Folder
52 12 List of preferred and common stock holders, 1912-1921
Box Folder
53 27 Directors’ certificate of stock, 1911-1926
28 Subscriptions for preferred stock, 1911-1921
29 Preferred stock—purchase of certificates from Security Bank Note Co., 1911
30 Stockholders and directors annual meetings, 1911-1929
31 Sale of preferred stock, 1911
32 Preferred stock reserved for bondholders, 1911
33 Common stock owned by Midland Valley RR Co., 1912-1916
34 Stockholders and directors annual meetings, 1924-1929
c) GARLAND COAL & MINING COMPANY
Box Folder
53 35 Stockholders and directors meetings, 1927-1939
36 Dividends paid on stock, 1931
37 Reduction in par value of stock, 1934
d) MAZZARD COAL & MINING COMPANY
Box Folder
54 1 General file, 1903-1923
2 Certificates of stock, 1903-1917
3 Trial balances, 1903-1904
4 Incorporation of company; minutes of stockholders and directors meetings; dissolution of company. 1908-1931
e) KANSAS, OKLAHOMA & GULF RY.
Box Folder
53 10 Reorganization of Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf Ry., 1926
Box Folder
54 5 Plan of adjustment; 1926-1937
6 Stockholders and directors meetings, 1926-1928
7 Registration of stock with Girard Trust Co., 1926-1930
8 Board of Directors meetings, 1926-1934
9 Board of Directors meetings, 1926-1939
10 Reports of Board of Directors meetings, 1926-1935
11 Acquisition of Missouri, Oklahoma & Gulf by Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf; release of Mortgage and Deed of Trust to Missouri, Oklahoma & Gulf to St. Louis Union Trust Co., 1927-1929
12 Special meeting of stockholders, 1927
13 Change of name from Missouri, Oklahoma & Gulf to Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf, 1927-1928
14 Annual report mailing lists, 1929-1936
15 Dissolution of preferred stock Voting Trust, 1931
16 Order of business—Executive Committee, 1931-1933
17 By-laws of Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf Ry. (1932)
18 Annual reports to stockholders, 1932-1933
19 Stockholders meetings, 1933-1940
20 Order of business—monthly board meetings, 1927-1938
f) SEBSASTIAN COUNTY COAL & MINING COMPANY
Box Folder
52 8 Directors meetings, 1911-1935
Box Folder
54 21 Directors meetings, 1911-1919
22 Minutes of first meeting; by-laws; incorporation in New Jersey. 1910
23 Directors meetings, 1920-1923
24 Stockholders meeting—dissolution of company, 1932-1938
g) BIRD CREEK COMPANY
Box Folder
54 25 Dividend fund—returns to Internal Revenue Service, 1926-1928
26 Trial balances, 1926-1929
27 Distribution of stocks and shares of Bird Creek Co. for each share of Midland Valley stock owned, 1926-1928
28 Purchase of stocks and bonds; merger agreement between Muskogee Co. and Bird Creek Co. 1926-1929
29 Stockholders and directors meetings, 1927-1929
h) CHEROKEE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
Box Folder
54 30 Stock subscriptions, 1903-1905
31 Special directors meetings, 1907-1923
Box Folder
55 1 Stockholders and directors meetings, 1905-1915
2 Resignation of directors and election of new ones, 1907-1935
3 Minutes of stockholders meetings, 1910-1920
4 Stock- and bondholders, 1914-1920
5 Stockholders and directors meetings, 1915-1923
6 List of stockholders, 1916-1922
i) VARIOUS COMPANIES
Box Folder
55 7 American Smokeless Coal Co.—stockholders meetings, 1904-1906
8 Glenn Pool Tank Line Co.—minutes of stockholders and directors meetings, 1908-1932
9 Midland Construction Co.—minutes of stockholders and directors meetings, 1911-1915
10 Stockholders and directors meetings of Garland Coal & Mining Co., Arkansas Fuel Co., and Mammoth Vein Colliery. 1924-1927
11 Arkansas Fuel Co.—directors meetings, 1927-1933
j) OKLAHOMA CITY-ADA-ATOKA RY.
Box Folder
55 12 Stockholders and directors meetings, 1929-1939
13 Special meeting of stockholders to approve sale of Oklahoma City-Shawnee Interurban Ry. Co. to OCAA, 1929-1930
14 Proxies for special meeting of stockholders, 1929
15 Stockholders and directors meetings for Oklahoma City-Ada-Atoka Ry. and Oklahoma City-Shawnee Interurban Ry. Includes By-laws, 1930-1939
16 Reports under Oklahoma license laws, 1931
17 Board meetings, 1937-1938
18 Monthly returns of ownership certificates, 1937-1939
6. Treasurer
Box Folder
55 19 Miscellaneous correspondence re: organization of accounts, 1904-1916
20 Paychecks and payrolls, 1905-1918
21 Robbery of safe, Ft. Smith, 1905
22 Transfer of property of American Smokeless Coal Co. to Cherokee Construction Co. under Sheriff’s sale, 1905-1906
23 Transfer of bank account to Muskogee, 1906
24 Changes in office force; petty cash. 1906-1908
25 Difficulties of banking system; overdrafts at Muskogee bank. 1907
26 Bond to Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific covering coal at Hartford, 1907
27 Payment of coal vouchers, 1907-1911
28 Cherokee Construction Co. failure to pay American Car & Foundry Co., 1908
29 Cash balance—memo to President and Treasurer, 1911-1915
30 Correspondence re: opening account with Stock Yards Bank, Wichita, 1911-1916
31 Opening of accounts with Kansas National Bank, Wichita and Citizens National Bank, Pawhuska. Closing of account with Union Stock Yards. 1915
32 Cash balance—memo to President and Treasurer, 1915-1918
33 Murder of H.E. Yarnall, Treasurer, 1917
34 Transfer of funds, 1917-1932
35 Handling cash after Federal Control, 1920
Box Folder
56 1 Correspondence with Philadelphia office re: overdraft in Muskogee accounts, 1921-1930
2 Authority to sign vouchers and checks on bank accounts, 1921-1930
3 Philadelphia payroll, 1926-1933
4 Bank overdrafts—First National Bank, 1926
5 Deposit of cash with First National Bank, Muskogee; correspondence with Receiver of First National Bank, Barnsdall. 1926-1927
6 General file—bank accounts, 1930-1936
7 Audit of accounts, 1932
8 Monthly report of bank balances, 1932-1939
9 Examination of accounts of Assistant Treasurer, 1933
7. LEDGERS
a) MIDLAND VALLEY
Box Folder
91 Items 1-5 Girard Trust Company—deposits and vouchers, 1903-1912
6 Bills receivable and payable, 1903-1939
7-9 Account books—various banks, 1910-1927
10 Midland Valley Station Earnings, 1904-1948
Box Folder
92 Items 1-9 Girard Trust Co.—deposits and vouchers, 1911-1927
Box Folder
93 Items 1-9 Girard Trust Co. Record of Vouchers, 1904-1929
Box Folder
94 Items 1-3 Cash books, 1903-1927
4 Balance book, 1911-1913
5 Journal, 1918-1920
6 Register of vouchers, 1929-1945
7 Journal entries (2 pages), 1928
Box Folder
95 Item 1 Balance book, 1911-1916
2-5 Treasurer’s Cash Books, 1927-1945
Box Folder
97 Items 2-4 Balance sheets (unbound), 1904-1914
b) CHEROKEE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
Box Folder
95 Item 6 Bill register, 1904-1910
7 Record of vouchers, 1903-1911
Box Folder
96 Item 1 Cash book, 1903-1923
2 Journal, 1903-1906
3 Ledger, 1903-1910
4 Cash book—Ft. Smith, 1903-1911
5 Journal—Ft. Smith, 1903-1911
6 Ledger—Ft. Smith, 1903-1911
c) KANSAS, OKLAHOMA & GULF
Box Folder
97 Item 1 Cash book, 1934-1941
Box Folder
98 Items 1-5 Journal entries (unbound), 1933-1940, 1942-1945
Box Folder
99 Item 1 Coupon Account, 1926-1950
2 Account book, 1926-1933
3 Account book—various banks, 1926-1933
4 Account book and record of vouchers, 1933-1949
5 Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf Monthly Station Earnings, 1926-1948
d) KANSAS, OKLAHOMA & GULF OF TEXAS
Box Folder
98 Items 6-9 Journal entries (unbound), 1926-1945
e) OKLAHOMA CITY-ADA-ATOKA RAILWAY CO.
Box Folder
99 Item 6 Coupon Account, 1929-1939
7 Monthly station earnings, 1929-1948
8 Cash book—accounts and vouchers, 1929-1948
9-10 Current cash—accounts with various banks, 1929-1949
Box Folder
100 Item 1 Journal entries (unbound), 1942-1943
f) SEBASTIAN COUNTY COAL & MINING COMPANY
Box Folder
100 Items 2-3 Journal entries (unbound), 1925-1945
4 Cash book, 1911-1930
Box Folder
101 1 Bills payable and receivable, 1911-1942
2 Checkbook—Central Penn National Bank, 1931-1933
3-4 Bank accounts, 1917-1942
g) GARLAND COAL & MINING COMPANY
Box Folder
100 Items 5-6 Journal entries (unbound), 1928-1935, 1942-1945
Box Folder
101 Item 5 Journal, 1927-1941
h) MIDLAND CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
Box Folder
100 Item 7 Accounts, 1911-1916
Box Folder
101 Item 6 Letter copying book, 1911-1916
i) AMERICAN SMOKELESS COAL COMPANY
Box Folder
100 Item 8 Accounts, 1904-1906
j) MUSKOGEE COMPANY
Box Folder
101 Item 7 Account book, 1925-1937
8 Bills payable and receivable, 1926-1932
k) BIRD CREEK COMPANY
Box Folder
101 Item 9 Ledger, 1923-1929
10 Account book—Central National Bank, 1926-1929
11 Cash book, 1926-1929
l) MINUTES OF STOCKHOLDERS AND DIRECTORS MEETINGS
Box Folder
102 Items 1-2 West Wichita Development Company—charter, by-laws, minutes, 1911-1916
3-5 Wichita & Midland Valley Railroad Company—charter, by-laws, minutes, 1910-1929
6-7 Midland Construction Company—charter, minutes, 1910-1916
8 Muskogee Southern Railway—Articles of Incorporation, mortgage papers, minutes, 1902-1904
9 Mazzard Coal & Mining Company—minutes, 1901-1922
10 American Smokeless Coal Company—Certificate of Incorporation, by-laws, minutes, 1903-1906
11 Montreal Coal Company—minutes, 1901-1903
m) RECORDS OF STOCKS AND BONDS
Box Folder
103 Item 1 General record of sales (all companies), 1929-1934
2 Stock ledger—Midland Valley, 1903-1923
3-4 Dividend record—Midland Valley, 1923-1931
5 Transfer of capital stock—Midland Valley, 1903-1923
6A-B Transfer of stock—Cherokee Construction Co., 1903-1923
7 Record of installments paid on subscriptions to preferred stock—Choctaw, Oklahoma & Gulf Railroad Co., 1898-1897; The Choctaw Construction Co., 1898-1899; Choctaw & Memphis Railroad Co., 1902; Cherokee Construction Co., 1903-1905
8 Dividend record—Bird Creek Co., 1926-1928
9 Stock transfers—Muskogee Co., 1925-1930
10 Ownership of stock, 1903-1920
11 Stock ledger—Sebastian County Coal & Mining Co., 1910-1932
12 Transfer of stock—Sebastian County Coal & Mining Co., 1910-1938
n) STOCK CERTIFICATES
Box Folder
104 Item 1 Missouri, Oklahoma & Gulf Railway Co., 1913-1928
2 Muskogee Southern Railway, 1903-1904
3 Cherokee Construction Co., 1903-1921
4 Cherokee Construction Co.—certificates of installments paid on capital stock, 1903-1905
5 Midland Valley Railroad Co., 1903-1913
6 Mazzard Coal & Mining Co., 1901-1920
7 Montreal Coal Co., 1901-1903
8 Wichita & Midland Valley Railroad Co., 1911-1927
9 Midland Construction Co., 1910-1912
10 Oklahoma City-Shawnee Interurban Railway Co., 1924-1930
Box Folder
105 Item 1 Midland Valley Railroad Co.—owners of capital stock, 1903-1923
2 Cherokee Construction Co.—owners of stock, 1903-1923
3 Sebastian County Coal & Mining Co., 1910-1938
4 Wichita & Midland Valley Railroad Co., 1911-1927
5-6 Bird Creek Co., 1926-1929
7-11 Midland Valley Railroad Co., 1913-1924
D) TRAFFIC
1. GENERAL
Box Folder
56 10 Slate field in Arkansas, 1905
11 Great Atlantic & Pacific Co., 1905
12 Movement of cattle from Osage Nation to Texas, 1906-1910
13 Grain for export—Wichita to Port Arthur, Galveston, and New Orleans, 1906-1915
14 Mileage statistics for passenger and freight traffic, 1906-1911
15 Embargo on cars at Hartford, 1907
16 Powers of attorney to negotiate tariffs, 1907-1913
17 Crop reports, 1907-1910
18 Cement plant at Avant, 1907-1909
19 Location of industries on line; smelter at Pawhuska; flour mill at Wichita. 1908-1912
20 Miscellaneous file, 1908-1915
21 Higgins Oil & Fuel Co., 1909
22 Sunray Oil Co., 1909-1920
23 Traffic handled with Kansas City Southern, 1909-1910
24 Wells, Fargo & Co.—express traffic, 1909-1917
25 Shipment of sand from Yahola, 1910-1912
26 Texas Co.—switching tariffs at Tulsa and Lefeber, 1910
27 Stigler Cotton Oil Co., 1910-1911
28 Muskogee Central Milling Co., 1911
29 Wichita Union Stock Yards, 1911-1916
30 Movement of emigrant farmers and their equipment, 1911
31 Wholesale Grocery Co., Tulsa, 1911-1912. Map
32 Shipments of liquor into Oklahoma, 1911-1912
33 Cultivation of sugar beets along the Midland Valley, 1912-1913
34 Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, 1913
Box Folder
72 19 Annual livestock reports of the Wichita Union Stock Yards Co. Includes information concerning Midland Valley livestock shipments. 1915, 1920-1922, 1928
Box Folder
56 35 Cosden Oil Co., 1910-1923
36 Union Petroleum Co., Tulsa, 1916-1922
37 Correspondence re: handling of Texas Co. and Cosden Oil Co. oil shipments and refusal of connecting lines to accept delivery thereof, 1917-1920
38 Barnsdall Refining Co., 1919-1924
39 Handling traffic of and furnishing coal cars to Acme Coal & Coke Co., Stigler, 1920-1924
40 Central Coal & Coke Co. complaint re: shortage of cars, 1920
41 Density comparison of freight tonnage delivered, 1920-1923
42 Atlantic Petroleum Co., 1921-1923
43 Near East Relief—correspondence re: charity shipment of gift grain, 1921-1922
44 Indiahoma Refining Co., 1922
45 Refusal of Santa Fe RR to accept lumber shipments at Tulsa, 1922
46 Correspondence with Roxana Petroleum Co. re: building of refinery at Arkansas City, 1923
47 Roxana Refinery, 1923-1924
48 Cosden Oil Co.—resignation of J.S. Cosden from Board of Directors of Midland Valley RR Co., 1924-1928
49 Phillips Petroleum Co. traffic. File contains much information regarding oil production in Osage Co. 1924-1928
50 Texas Co.—traffic and other matters, 1924-1928
51 Missouri Pacific use of Midland Valley track between Arkansas City and Wichita, 1924-1928
52 Sun Oil Co. traffic, 1925-1928
53 Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf Ry. Shippers’ Guide; territorial assignment of traffic representatives. 1925-1927
54 Steel mill, Muskogee, 1927
55 Seminole Oil Field—combination route and rates with Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific. File also contains information regarding Oklahoma City-Ada-Atoka Ry. 1927-1928
56 Dixie Pipe Line Co., 1927
57 Agricultural development—Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf and Midland Valley, 1927-1928
58 Sinclair Refining Co., 1928-1937
Box Folder
57 1 White Oak Refining Co.—general file, 1928-1937. Photo
2 Pittsburg Plate Glass Co., Henryetta, 1928-1938. Maps
3 St. Louis-San Francisco Ry.—general file, 1928-1938
4 Texas Co. traffic, 1928-1939
5 Joint facility contract between Midland Valley, Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf, and Oklahoma City-Ada-Atoka, 1928-1939
6 Handling trainloads of bananas from Mexico, 1928-1930
7 Movement of rock and gravel, 1929-1932
8 Barnsdall Oil Refinery, 1929-1938
9 Mid-Continent Petroleum Co. absorption of tariffs, 1929-1939
10 Pure Oil Co., 1929-1937
11 Correspondence with E.B. Smith & Co. concerning Midland Valley Statistics for traffic interchange, 1929-1937
12 W.O. Schock Co.—fuel oil contract, liability for unshipped oil, 1929
13 General Smelting Co. shipping orders, 1929-1930
14 Anderson-Prichard Oil Co., 1929-1938
15 Tulsa Rolling Mills Co., 1929-1930
16 Cement shipments from Ada—Oklahoma Portland Cement Co. et al., 1929-1937
17 Inbound carloads—Oklahoma City, 1929
18 Oklahoma City Oil Field; Donleon Refining Co.; Sinclair-Texas Pipe Line Co. 1929-1939. Maps
19 Oklahoma City Refining Co. and White Oak Refining Co.—general file re: new oil field, Oklahoma City, 1929-1931
20 Phillips Petroleum Co.—statement of carloads shipped, 1929-1938
21 North American Car Co.; White Oak Refining Co.; Allen Refinery. 1930-1939
22 Cities Service Oil Co., 1930
23 Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co., 1930-1937
24 Dawson Produce Co., 1930-1935
25 Union Utilities Co., re: solicitation of pipe movement to Texas, 1930
26 Vacuum Oil Co., 1930
27 Correspondence re: shipments of pipe for Western Gas Co., 1930-1931
28 New bank building, Oklahoma City, 1930-1931
Box Folder
58 1 Crude Oil Transportation Co., 1930-1935
2 E.I. Dupont & Co., 1930-1938
3 Atlantic Refining Co., 1930-1937
4 Texas Electric Ry. Co., 1930-1932
5 Freight traffic statistics—quarterly reports, 1931-1949
6 Campbell Soup Co., 1931-1939
7 Ore from Miami, 1931-1938
8 Cedar Bluffs Lodge, 1931-1938. Photos
9 Globe Refining Co., 1931
10 Perishable traffic, 1931-1939. Map
11 White Oak Refining Co., balance sheet, 1931
12 Texas & Pacific Ry.— reduction in charges, 1932-1939
13 W.E. Kellogg Co.; Barnsdall Refining Co. 1936-1937
2. CORRESPONDENCE
Box Folder
58 14 Correspondence with J.F. Elder, Traffic Manager, re: conditions on Midland Valley, 1903-1905
15 General file, 1905-1910
16 Traffic divisions, 1906-1907
17 Shipments interchanged with other railroads, 1906-1907
18 Use of lignite in Texas, 1909-1910
19 Proposed glass factory at Pawhuska, 1910-1914
20 Crops, 1910-1915
21 Condition of traffic work, 1911
22 Miscellaneous correspondence re: oil and other traffic, 1911-1917
23 Handling of freight for new post office, Muskogee, 1912-1913
24 Shipment and routing of traffic from Cosden Oil Co., American Petroleum Products, and Phoenix Refining Co., 1916
25 Kansas City Southern shipment of bananas, 1918-1923
26 General correspondence, 1925-1927
27 A.W. Lefeber to C.E. Ingersoll re: general business conditions and traffic on Midland Valley, 1928-1931
28 Amount of business other than oil at Oklahoma City and other stations—1928 compared with previous years. 1929
29 General correspondence with Missouri Pacific concerning routes, solicitation of traffic, etc., 1929-1937
30 Handling of traffic, 1929-1938
31 General file re: Oklahoma City-Ada-Atoka and MKT. Includes MKT timetable, 1935, and Frisco timetable, 1936. 1929-1930
3. SOLICITATION
Box Folder
59 1 Ft. Smith, 1908-1910
2 Pawhuska, 1910
3 Wichita, 1910-1937
4 General file, 1910-1924
5 Soliciting business of Union Petroleum Co., 1915-1916
6 Solicitation for routing of 500 tons of pipe from Bessemer, Alabama to Tulsa, 1916
7 South Chester Tube Co., 1922-1926
8 Review of organization, 1923
9 General Smelting Co.; Keystone Lubricating Co. 1924-1926
10 Miscellaneous matters, 1924-1928
11 Correspondence re: J.G. Miller, General Agent, St. Louis, 1924-1926
12 Keasbey & Mattison Co., 1924-1926
13 Correspondence with Okmulgee Northern RR re: solicitation of traffic, 1924-1937
14 General file, 1925-1928
15 Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, 1927
16 Miscellaneous matters, 1928
17 General file, 1929-1936
18 Solicitation by General Agents, 1929-1939
19 Oklahoma City-Ada-Atoka—solicitation, 1929-1930
20 General file, 1930-1932
21 General file, 1930-1938
22 General file, 1930-1939
Box Folder
60 1 Solicitation of traffic by J.H.W. Ingersoll, 1930-1935
2 Government business, 1934-1939
3 Discontinuance of solicitation of freight on commission basis, 1934-1935
4 Letter sent to stockholders re: solicitation of business, 1936
4. COAL
Box Folder
60 5 Coal shipments, 1904-1909
6 Coal shipments, 1904-1909
7 Statement of coal tonnage and revenues, 1905-1907
8 Earnings on coal—points south of Panama, 1906
9 Railroad commission of Arkansas—divisions on coal, 1906-1907
10 Oklahoma City Ry. Co., 1907
11 Franklin Bache—trackage contract, car supply, etc., 1908-1909
12 Handling coal via MKT, Muskogee, 1909
13 Coal miners strike, 1910-1914
14 Coal for Wichita, 1911-1914
15 Oklahoma-Arkansas coal production, 1912
16 Coal purchased by other railroads from Arkansas and Oklahoma mines, 1912-1915
17 Miscellaneous matters, 1916-1917
18 Coal consigned to distant points—division of cars, 1917
19 Coal traffic, 1923
20 Coal at Henryetta, 1924-1928. Map
21 General file, 1925-1928
22 Tonnage handled, 1929-1939
5. OIL
Box Folder
60 23 Movement of oil from Jenks to Panama, Oklahoma, 1906-1907
24 Correspondence re: Glenn Pool branch, 1907-1913
25 Movement of oil via Panama, 1907-1908
26 Oil production—Muskogee, Glenn Pool, 1907-1909
27 Oil shipped to Texas—use of Union Tank Line Co. cars, 1908-1909
28 Oil handled, 1909
29 Miscellaneous files, 1911-1923
30 Kansas City Southern divisions on oil, 1915-1916
31 Lockport oil—Missouri Pacific, 1915-1916
32 Oil shipments from Tulsa, 1917-1923
33 Adamsville oil field, 1923-1928
34 Oil fields at Taft, Barnsdall, and Rainbow, 1924-1927
35 Tulsa oil business, 1924-1927
36 White Oak Refining Co.; Bird Creek Co.; Victor Smith American Car Co.; Missouri, Oklahoma & Gulf—Allen, Oklahoma; change of line at Locust Grove. 1927-1928. Blueprints
37 Reports of carloads billed; general correspondence. 1929-1933
38 Konawa oil field, 1929-1933
39 Report of R.J. Edwards on oil developments along the Oklahoma City-Ada-Atoka Ry., 1930-1936
40 Effect of pipeline construction on oil shipment by rail, 1930-1937
6. COTTON
Box Folder
61 1 Cotton shipments, 1905-1910
2 General file, 1911-1922
3 Correspondence re: handling cotton shipments on Midland Valley and Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf; decline in volume of traffic, 1924-1928
4 Cottons shipments, 1928-1930
5 Correspondence between J.H.W. Ingersoll and William F. Neale Co., re: cotton shipments, 1930-1938
6 Tonnage handled, 1930-1938
7. RATES
Box Folder
61 7 Division of coal rates, 1904-1905
8 Coal rates, 1904-1917
9 Coal rates, Arkansas Railroad Commission, 1904-1905
10 Rates on stock and coal to points on Santa Fe, 1905
11 Division of coal rates, 1906-1907
12 Rates on oil—Glenn Pool to Texas via MKT, 1907
13 Oil rates to Texas, 1907-1914
14 Coal rates in Oklahoma, 1907-1909
15 Freight rates—Oklahoma criticism and refutation by J.F. Holden, 1908
Box Folder
28 17 Pawhuska brick rates; Nicholson Brick Plant. 1908-1910
Box Folder
61 16 Lumber rates, Oklahoma, 1909
17 Oil rates to Baton Rouge, 1909
18 Rates on coal for Kansas City, Mexico & Orient, Wichita, 1909-1912
19 Coal rates in Oklahoma, 1909
20 Rates on oil to Louisiana, 1909
21 Joint rates—Ft. Smith to points on Rock Island in Oklahoma, 1909-1910. Map
22 Freight rates on construction material, 1910-1911
23 Rates to Pawhuska, 1910
24 Rates on rail, 1911
25 Rate divisions, Wichita, 1911
26 Oklahoma Central Ry. coal rates from mines in Oklahoma, 1913
27 Oklahoma Corporation Commission refund of excess freight charges, 1913-1914
28 Rate cases, 1914
29 Power of attorney to Western Trunk Line Committee to negotiate rates, 1914-1934
30 Division of oil rates, 1916
31 Coal rates to Chicago, 1917
32 Coal rates, 1917
33 Coal rates, 1917-1921
34 Coal rates, 1917-1918
35 Overcharges on oil and gas shipped by the Texas Co., 1918-1922
36 Texas Co. claim for refund; Gypsy Oil Co. v. U.S. et al., 1919-1923
37 Increase in rates, 1920-1922
38 Rate on cattle from Nelagony, 1922
39 Rate adjustment—Texas Co., 1923
40 Texas Co.; property in Wichita, 1923-1924
41 Phillips Petroleum Co., 1923
42 Interstate Commerce Commission rate docket, 1924-1926
43 Oklahoma Union Ry.—rates; use of Arkansas River bridge. 1924-1925
44 Handling ballast—rates per ton mile, 1924-1928
45 Central Coal & Coke Co. depletion rates, 1924
46 Rates on grain from Wichita, 1925-1926
47 Reduced rates on oil and oil products, 1925-1928
48 Rates on canned goods, 1925-1926
49 Rate divisions, 1925-1928
50 Oil rates—Texas to Missouri Pacific and Santa Fe points, 1928-1931
51 Rates on oil—east Texas to Oklahoma, 1929-1931
52 Increased freight rates—marketing and distributing plan; Railroad Credit Corporation. 1931-1939
53 Increase in interstate freight rates, 1931-1939
54 Freight rates—alleged undercharged on shipment, 1931-1932
55 Overcharges, 1933-1934
56 Rates on coal from mines in Arkansas (no date)
8. INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
Box Folder
61 57 Arkansas rate case, 1908-1915
58 Various cases involving Midland Valley and other railroads, 1908-1910
59 Proportional rate case, 1912-1914
60 Oklahoma rate case, 1915-1917
61 Transportation of coal and oil, 1905-1907
62 Failure of Midland Valley to reduce rates as ordered, 1922
63 Violation of tariff rates on canned goods from Colorado to Oklahoma, 1925-1927
64 Correspondence re: claim of Quebec, Montreal & Southern Ry. Co. v. Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf, 1929
65 Oklahoma Portland Cement Co. v. Kansas City Southern et al.—two line and single line rates, 1929-1932
Box Folder
62 1 Application of Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf to acquire control of MKT and application of MKT to acquire control of St. Louis-Southwestern RR Co. Interchange with other lines, 1924-1927
2 Application of C.J. Ingersoll to Interstate Commerce Commission to serve on board of MKT, 1930
3 Application of Missouri Pacific Ry. to acquire control of Northeast Oklahoma Ry. Co., 1931-1932
9. REPORTS
Box Folder
62 4 Weekly business letter, 1908
5 Weekly reports of traffic handled at Wichita, 1912-1917
6 Comparative report of competitive business, 1912
7 Report of traffic conditions at Arkansas City, Wichita, and Muskogee, 1912
8 Report on general conditions, 1914-1915
9 Reports of traffic handled, 1925-1928
10 Competitive carloads received at principle stations, 1929-1939
11 Reports of Agricultural Agent Shelton, 1930
E. COAL LANDS
Box Folder
62 12 Expenditures for Arkansas coal land purchases (no date)
13 Bids on coal land in Indian Territory; McAlester Coal Co.; Harp mine; shipments of coal; decline in business. 1902-1918
14 Acquisition of Montreal Coal Co. by Cherokee Construction Co., 1903
15 Tonnage agreement with Finney & Freeze, 1903-1904
16 Mazzard Coal & Mining Co., 1903-1922
17 Expenses for purchase of coal lands, 1904
18 Report of H.G. Martin re: coal property in Sebastian Co., Arkansas, 1904
19 Coal prices, 1904
20 American Smokeless Coal Co.—general file, 1904
21 Borrowing money on coal output, 1904-1905
22 Cherokee Construction Co. payroll, 1904-1905
23 Property subject to mortgage, 1904-1905
24 Cost of abstracts of coal land, 1904-1906
25 Correspondence between C.E. Ingersoll, Franklin Bache, John R. Dunlop, and others re: supplies of oil and coal, 1904-1906
26 American Smokeless Coal Co.—New Jersey franchise tax, 1904-1907
27 Prospectus of the Arkansas Anthracite Coal Co., 1904-1909. Map
28 Lease to Fidelity Fuel Co., 1904-1909. Maps
29 Correspondence re: briquettes, 1904-1913
30 Land trade between Cherokee Construction Co., Central Coal & Coke Co., and Mammoth Vein Colliery Co., forming Hartford Coal Co. Gives history of Bache and other coal companies. 1904-1914. Maps
Box Folder
66 3 Mazzard Coal & Mining Co. bond to Choctaw and Chickasaw nations, 1904-1918.
Box Folder
62 31 Sebastian Co. taxes, 1904-1922
32 Notes given in payment for coal lands, 1904-1931
33 Rent and loyalty from lands owned, 1904-1932
34 Custody of leases and title papers to coal lands, 1904-1940
35 Analysis of coal properties along the Midland Valley—report of George S. Rice, mining engineer, 1905
Box Folder
63 1 Arkansas mining legislation; mining bosses. 1905
Box Folder
66 5 Coal for coking, 1905
Box Folder
63 2 Middle Valley Coal Co.; Mammoth Vein Colliery Co. 1905
3 Mammoth Vein Colliery Co. charges to coal department, 1905
4 Washer to improve quality of coal, 1905
5 Henderson Smokeless Coal Co., 1905
6 Segregated coal lands—Indian Territory booklets and map. Correspondence re: sale of land by U.S. government. 1905-1906
7 Montreal Coal Co.—McDonaugh settlement, 1905-1907
8 Lease of mines to Mammoth Vein Colliery Co., 1905-1909
9 Acquisition of American Smokeless Coal Co. by Cherokee Construction Co., 1905-1911
10 List of mines of Midland Valley, 1905-1914
11 Cherokee Construction Co.—Bishop lease, 1905-1915
12 General File—leases, contracts, rents, royalties. 1905-1920. Maps
Box Folder
66 4 Sebastian County Coal & Mining Co.—rents and royalties, 1905-1925
Box Folder
63 13 Central Coal & Coke Co.—lands leased from Sebastian County Coal & Mining Co., 1905-1938
14 Office furniture used by Franklin Bache, 1906
15 Coal production, 1906-1909
16 Lease of land to Bokoshe Smokeless Coal Co. by Cherokee Construction Co., 1906-1910
17 Analysis of coal, 1906-1912
18 Royalty vouchers to U.S. government Indian Agent, 1906-1917
19 List of coal mines in Sebastian County, 1906-1940
Box Folder
66 6 New coal lands acquired in Arkansas, 1907
Box Folder
63 20 Removal of restrictions on land of Five Civilized Tribes, 1907-1908
21 Survey of condition of mines, 1907-1911
22 Sebastian County Coal & Mining Co.—Greer lease, 1907-1916. Map
23 Correspondence of J.P. Gallagher, Mine Engineer, 1907-1919
Box Folder
66 7 Greenwood branch coal mines, 1907-1924
Box Folder
63 24 Statement of coal lands in Arkansas and Indian Territory contiguous to Midland Valley, 1908
25 Bache settlement; Cherokee Construction Co. v. Prairie Creek Coal & Mining Co. 1908-1910
26 Coal mines at Maney, Patterson, etc. Possible consolidation by Bache-Denman, 1909
27 Coal production at McCurtain, 1909
28 Bache-Denman Coal Co., 1909
29 Bache contract to supply coal to MKT, 1909-1910
30 Lease to Prairie Creek Coal & Mining Co., 1909-1913
31 Lease to Midland Six Coal CO., 1909-1916. Map
32 Coal accounts—transfer from Cherokee Construction Co. to Sebastian County Coal & Mining Co., 1910-1911
33 Purchase of new coal land, 1910-1913
34 Mammoth Vein Colliery Co.—extension of tracks, 1910-1913. Map
35 Organization of Sebastian County Coal & Mining Co., 1910-1913
36 Sebastian County Coal & Mining Co. production of mines in coal properties tributary to Midland Valley RR., 1911
37 Contract—Sebastian County Coal & Mining Co., Cherokee Construction Co., and Central Coal & Coke Co., 1911
38 Condition of mines in Sans Bois coal basin, 1911. Map
39 Purchases of land in LeFlore County, Oklahoma, 1911-1913. Map
40 Bokoshe Smokeless Coal CO., Mazzard Coal Mining Co.—lands leased from Sebastian County Coal & Mining Co., 1911-1917. Map
41 Sebastian Co. Coal & Mining Co. accounts, 1911-1920
42 Construction of new tipple, 1912-1913
Box Folder
64 1 Transfer of Hoye mine to Young Coal Co., 1912
2 Mazzard Coal & Mining Co. land reserved for mining purposes, 1912-1915. Map
3 Lease to Layer Coal Co., 1912-1916. Maps
4 Statements of coal depletion, tonnage mined, and royalties from coal mines. 1912-1930
5 Correspondence with Pulski Iron Co. re: coal in Arkansas. Describes Midland Valley’s coal lands. 1913
6 Bache-Denman Coal Co.—car shortage, failure to bill cars, 1913
7 Correspondence re: mining companies near Hartford, 1913. Maps
8 Mammoth Vein Colliery Co. bills, 1913
9 Building track for mines near Hartford, 1913-1914
10 Development of Hartford coal fields by Frisco RR, 1914. Map
11 Bache-Denman Co.—receivership; dispute with miners union and intervention by federal troops; failure to pay royalties on leases. 1914-1915
12 General file, 1914-1917
13 Cancellation of Bache Coal Co., lease, 1914-1923
14 Superior Smokeless Coal Co., 1914-1923
15 Sebastian County Coal & Mining Co. cancellation of bills against Bache-Denman, 1915.
16 Rehabilitation of mines, 1915
17 Central Coal & Coke Co.—general file, 1915-1919. Maps
18 Coking coal, 1916
19 Condition of Fidelity mine, 1916-1924
20 Central Coal & Coke Co. mine, 1917-1919
21 Sebastian County Coal & Mining Co. oil lease, 1917-1919. Maps
22 Farm leases of coal land, 1917-1921
23 American Smokeless Coal Co. unpaid royalty, 1917-1922
24 Track to serve mines, 1918-1920
Box Folder
66 9 Correspondence re: increased royalty on coal, 1920
Box Folder
64 25 Correspondence concerning leases to various coal mining companies, 1921-1924. Maps
26 A.W. Lefeber memorandum re: mining contract, 1922
27 Correspondence re: coal property in West Virginia, 1922-1923
28 Leases of coal land, 1922-1927
29 Coal mines at Porum; opening coal mine at Turkey Mountain near Jenks. 1923
Box Folder
65 1 Mammoth Vein Colliery Co.; Garland Coal & Mining Co. 1924-1928
2 Mammoth Vein Colliery Co.—open shop, 1925
3 Mammoth Vein Colliery Co.—new bond issue, 1925-1926
4 Mammoth Vein Colliery Co.—purchase of Acme Coal & Coke Co., 1925-1927
5 Garland Coal & Mining Co.—corporate papers, Delaware, 1926-1939
6 Garland Coal & Mining Co.—general file, 1926-1927
7 Garland Coal & Mining Co.—corporate papers, Oklahoma, 1927-1937
8 Sebastian County Coal & Mining Co.—lease of land for oil and gas drilling, 1927
9 Report on undeveloped coal property in Henryetta Coal Field, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma, 1927. Map
10 Garland Coal & Mining Co.—operation of mines and land, 1927-1940
Box Folder
66 8 Correspondence re: furnishing coal cars to Arkansas Valley Coal Co., Greenwood, 1928
Box Folder
65 11 Survey of properties of Sebastian County Coal & Mining Co., 1928-1936. Maps
12 Garland Coal & Mining Co.—operation of mines and land, 1928-1939
13 Garland Coal & Mining Co.—corporate papers, Arkansas, 1928-1934
14 Garland Coal & Mining Co.—miscellaneous file, 1928-1932
15 Report of C.E. Osborn on renting or leasing of farm and coal lands, 1928-1939
16 Estimates of recoverable coal; depreciation as reported to Internal Revenue Service. 1928-1937. Maps
17 Henryetta coal field, 1929-1937
18 Lease of coal lands, 1930-1933
19 Carter Oil Co.—mineral grant and non-development agreement, 1934-1937
Box Folder
66 1 Sebastian County Coal and Mining Co.—corporate papers, Arkansas, 1938-1939
2 Sebastian County Coal & Mining Co.—loan from Girard Trust Co. and Central Penn National Bank, 1938-1939
F. LEGAL
1. GENERAL
Box Folder
66 10 General file, 1903-1905
11 General file, 1906
12 General file, 1907
13 General file, 1908
14 General file, 1909-1911
15 Reports of Legal Department, 1905-1924
16 Reports of Legal Department, 1924-1928
17 Reports of Legal Department, 1926
18 Reports of Legal Department, 1928-1931
19 Quarterly reports of cases pending, 1929-1938
20 Choctaw Investment Co.; Choctaw, Oklahoma & Gulf Ry. Co. 1902-1908
21 Right of way; receipts for filing maps. 1903-1911
22 Legal Department appointment of agents for service of process, 1903-1913
23 Contract—Cherokee Construction Co. to Midland Valley RR Co. for construction of road, 1904
24 Transmittal of right of way receipts, 1904-1911
Box Folder
67 1 Investigation of accidents, 1904-1905
2 Sale of Choctaw & Memphis RR., 1904-1905
3 Contract with Santa Fe RR., 1905-1909
4 Application to do business in Kansas, 1905
5 Organization of Legal Department, 1907
6 Salary of attorneys, 1908-1912
7 Minutes of counsel meeting re: Oklahoma rates, 1908-1909
8 William Murdock v. Midland Valley and Corporation Commission of Oklahoma, 1908
9 Organization of Legal Department, 1909-1930
10 C.H. Brooks, attorney, 1910-1921
11 Closing of stations at Briartown, Kanima, and Cartersville. Brief of Midland Valley in Supreme Court of Oklahoma appealing order of Corporation Commission requiring appellant to establish a depot and station agent in Briartown. 1911-1915
12 Midland Valley RR Co.—Articles of Incorporation, by-laws, 1911-1926
13 Missouri, Oklahoma & Gulf: Charter, 1912; Articles of Incorporation, 1921; by-laws (no date). Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf: by-laws, 1925
14 Correspondence re: names on letterheads, 1912
15 Employment of detectives in connection with labor matters and personal injury claims, 1913-1914
16 Dissolution of Midland Construction Co., 1914-1916
17 Request to charge Personal Injury expenses to Profit & Loss, 1914-1915
18 Compensation of Col. J.W. Zevely, 1921
19 Increase in retainer fee of Philadelphia law firm; bills for handling tax matters. 1922-1936
20 Agreement between Sebastian County Coal & Mining Co. and Mammoth Vein Colliery Co., 1923
21 State charters of Oklahoma City-Ada-Atoka and Oklahoma City-Shawnee Interurban Ry., 1923-1931
22 E.R. Jones, attorney—fee for services rendered Southwestern Co. and Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf during receivership, 1925
23 Nichols report—condition and prospects of Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf, 1925-1926
24 Appointment of Ezra Brainard as Commissioner of Interstate Commerce Commission, 1926-1936
25 Osage and Santa Fe Rys., 1927-1928
26 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1929-1930
27 Classification of Oklahoma City-Ada-Atoka Ry., 1929-1939
28 Abolishment of District Attorney in Oklahoma City, 1929-1930
29 Congressional investigation of railroads, 1930-1931
30 Employment of W.J. Holloway, attorney, 1931-1932
31 Vincent M. Miles, Ft. Smith, 1931-1939
32 Girard Trust Co.—bond in connection with condemnation suit of White & Co. v. Sebastian County Coal & Mining Co., 1932
33 Shell Petroleum Co.—removal of refinery from Arkansas City; miscellaneous correspondence. 1932-1938
34 Various matters before the Interstate Commerce Commission, 1933-1935
2. LITIGATION
Box Folder
67 35 Trial brief—Rees Royalty Co. v. Midland Valley (no date)
36 Payment of personal injury claims, 1903-1908
37 Claim of Hackney & Lafferty, 1903-1912
38 Harp v. Choctaw, Oklahoma & Gulf Ry., 1903
39 Hoffman Coal Co. v. Midland Valley in re: failure to furnish cars, 1904-1909
40 Kelly suit, 1904
41 Report of claims, 1905-1907
42 Cherokee Construction Co. claim against Indianola Construction Co., 1906-1913
43 Stewart v. Midland Valley—personal injury to laborer employed by Pennsylvania Steel Co., 1907-1908
44 Personal injury cases, 1907-1913
45 Cherokee Construction Co. v. Aaron Hill in re: right of way, 1907-1913
46 Cherokee Construction Co. v. Harris et al., 1907-1909. Includes survey of American Smokeless Coal Co. lands
47 Oklahoma rate case—Love et al. v. Midland Valley, 1908-1911
48 Fire claims and suits, 1909-1916
49 Steffani v. Midland Valley, 1909
50 Stock claims, 1909-1914
51 Texas cattle case appeal bond, 1910
52 Bond for temporary injunction in rate case, 1910-1914
53 Harris et al. v. Murphy & Higgins in re: contract in Frankfort, Oklahoma, 1910
54 L.G. Garrett et al. v. Midland Valley, 1910-1915
55 Settlement of claims from Bokoshe collision, 1911
56 Kansas passenger rates; Midland Valley rates schedule. 1911-1915
57 Correspondence re: handling personal injury claims and suits, 1912-1922
58 Settlement of McKentry claim; Bixby wreck. 1911-1912
59 Lee Moyne v. Midland Valley, 1912
60 Carver v. Midland Valley, 1912-1913
61 Payne case in re: right of way, 1913-1914
62 U.S. government suits against Midland Valley for violation of 16-hour law; Safety Applications Act; quarantine law; etc. 1913-1918
Box Folder
68 1 Bond in Arkansas rate cases, 1914-1915
2 Personal injury suits, 1915-1917
3 Midland Valley v. Fink, 1917
4 Sebastian County Coal & Mining Co. v. John Mayer et al., 1918-1922
5 Request for use of vouchers for F.E. Gray, 1919-1921
6 Cancellation of charter of Cherokee Construction Co., 1920-1923
7 Claims paid for death of stock from eating poisoned vegetation on right of way, 1923
8 Personal injury and stock claims, 1921-1922
9 Accident at Yahola, 1923
10 Roxana Petroleum Co.—Oxford litigation, 1924-1928
11 Personal injury claims and lawsuits, 1924-1928
12 Marland Oil Co. in re: oil at Oxford, 1924-1928. Map
13 Roxana Petroleum Co. lease covering right of way at Oxford, Kansas. 1924-1925
14 Barnsdall Refinery; Bigheart et al. v. Midland Valley, 1924-1928. Photos
15 Court’s ruling on claims against Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf, 1926
16 Claims and lawsuits resulting from accidents, 1928-1939
17 Maney, Allen, and Watson v. Oklahoma City-Ada-Atoka, 1929-1930
18 Standard Oil Co. v. U.S., Midland Valley RR, Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf, et al., 1929-1934
19 Petition of Midland Valley to Interstate Commerce Commission for leave to intervene in Frisco RR case, 1930
20 Litigation with Railway Express Co., 1934-1936
21 Litigation with Excelsior Coal CO., 1936
G. INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
Box Folder
68 22 Inspection of locomotives for safety defects, 1909-1912
23 Appointment of executive officer in charge of destruction of records, accounts, etc., 1912-1929
24 Accounting for personal injury settlements, 1915
25 Depreciation on equipment, 1915-1916
26 Correspondence with Bureau of Railway Economics re: number of reports made to government agencies, 1915-1916
27 Valuation of Midland Valley, 1916-1921
28 Accounting practices re: depreciation, 1916-1928
29 Examination of accounts and report on accounting practices, 1917-1931
30 Wichita & Midland Valley valuation, 1919-1924
31 Tentative valuation of Midland Valley; claim for "other values and elements of value," 1919-1926
32 Guaranty period statement, 1920-1921
33 Applications of officers to serve as officers of directors of more than one carrier, 1921-1940
Box Folder
69 1A Employment of H.C. Phillips, 1922-1927
1B Midland Valley valuation recapture, 1923-1931
2 Statement of revenues and expenses, 1923-1927
3 Wage statistics, 1924-1932
4 Valuation matters subsequent to date of valuation, 1924-1925
5 Valuation—general file, 1934-1926
6 Valuations—land values, 1924-1930
7 Valuations—miscellaneous correspondence and information, 1924-1936
8 Recapture clause of Transportation Act; correspondence re: tentative valuation. 1925-1927
9 Valuation reports to Interstate Commerce Commission, 1925-1932
10 Opening brief in support of protest of tentative valuation of Midland Valley and Wichita & Midland Valley RRs, 1926
11 Valuation of Missouri, Oklahoma & Gulf, 1928
12 Valuation dockets for Midland Valley and Missouri, Oklahoma & Gulf. Submitted 1926, decided 1928
13 Valuation of Oklahoma City-Shawnee Interurban Ry. Co., 1929-1931
14 Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf reports to Bureau of Valuation, 1929-1932
15 Accounting for retirement of equipment, 1929-1937
16 Depreciation of charges of steam railroad companies, 1929-1937
17 Oklahoma City-Ada-Atoka exceptions to valuation, 1929-1932
18 Valuation of all lines, 1929-1938
19 House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce questionnaire, 1930-1931
20 Correspondence re: annual reports of Sebastian County Coal & Mining Co., New Jersey, 1931-1937
21 General investigation of accounts by Interstate Commerce Commission, 1932-1936
Box Folder
70 1 Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf—annual report of foreign corporations, Kansas, 1932-1939
2 Federal Coordinator of Transportation questionnaire re: railroad fiscal work, 1934-1935
3 Exceptions to valuation of Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf, 1937-1939
4 Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf application to Interstate Commerce Commission and Reconstruction Finance Corporation for loan, 1938
5 Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf application for authority to issue bonds, 1928-1935
6 Oklahoma City-Ada-Atoka finance dockets, 1929-1930
7 Oklahoma City-Ada-Atoka finance docket, 1930-1933
8 Oklahoma City-Ada-Atoka finance docket, 1932
H. LEGISLATION
Box Folder
70 9 Amendments to Indian Appropriation bill, 1904-1905
10 Indian Appropriation Bill, 1906
11 Safety Appliance Act, 1905-1907
12 Osage Bill, and miscellaneous matters, 1906
13 Correspondence re: legislation to remove restrictions from Osage Indians as to conveyance of land for townsites and right of way, 1905-1906
14 "Wingo Act" unconstitutional—vouchers issued thereafter cancelled, 1907-1911
15 Legislation in re: Osage Nation, 1909. Maps
16 Complaint to Arkansas Commission for failure to handle coal at switching rate, 1909-1911
17 Sale of Indian lands; Midland Valley pamphlet on Osage Nation. 1909-1912. Maps
18 Bills introduced in Congress affecting railroads, 1911-1915
19 Osage lands, 1911-1923
20 Correspondence re: moving of Agency of Five Civilized Tribes from Muskogee to McAlester, 1912
21 "Osage Bill," 1912
22 Sale of Indian lands; notice of auction of lands by U.S. government, 1912
23 Application to Commissioner to the Five Civilized Tribes for reservation from sale of coal lands in Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations, 1914
24 Bill in Congress transferring Osage and Pawnee counties to Eastern Judicial District, Oklahoma, 1916
25 Escheat law of Pennsylvania, 1925
26 Transportation Act of 1920
27 Consolidation of railroads—plan of W.T. Ripley and W. Anderson, 1921-1923
28 Political comments concerning railroads, 1923
Box Folder
71 1 Correspondence re: Federal consolidation of railroad facilities, 1923-1927
2 Long and short haul clauses, 1924
3 Letters sent to congressmen regarding interest rate on government loans to Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf, 1925-1926
4 Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1929
5 Request of Five Civilized Tribes for list of officers of Garland Coal & Mining Co., 1929
6 Correspondence re: Coolidge Committee; Report of National Transportation Committee, 1932-1933
7 Railroad pension act, 1934-1937
8 Reporting of securities under Securities Exchange Act, 1934-1939
9 Social Security for Midland Valley employees, 1935-1937
10 Coal mine legislation, 1936-1939
11 Train Limit Law, 1937-1938
I. ASSOCIATIONS
Box Folder
71 12 American Railroad Employees Association, 1910
13 American Short Line Association, 1913-1924
14 War Labor & American Railway Association, 1917-1918
15 Western Association of Short Line Railroads, 1918-1920
16 Western Association of Short Line Railroads, 1919
17 Association of Railway Executives, 1919-1920
18 American Railway Associations, 1919-1924
19 American Railway Executives, 1919-1932
20 Association of American Railway Executives—correspondence re: Senate investigation of officers’ salaries, 1920-1921
21 Association of Railway Executives, 1920-1922
22 Association of Railway Executives correspondence re: National agreements, 1920-1924
23 Association of Railway Executives correspondence re: Transportation Act Loan Fund, 1920
24 Southwestern Railroad Executives Association, 1920-1922
25 Association of Railway Executives, 1921
26 National Short Lines—Bankers Issues Corporation, 1923
27 American Railway Association, 1924-1927
28 Western Presidents’ Conference Committee, 1924-1928
29 Memberships in Tulsa and Wichita Chambers of Commerce, 1924-1928
30 Wichita Chamber of Commerce, 1928-1929
31 American Railway Association, 1928-1934
32 Western Association of Railway Executives, 1928-1939
33 Railroad Research Committee, 1932
34 Consolidation of Association of Railway Executives and American Railway Association, 1932-1934
35 Western Railways’ Committee on Public Relations, 1932-1939
36 Association of American Railroads, 1934-1938
37 American Short Line Railroad Association, 1935
38 Transportation Association of America, 1935-1938
39 Commissioner of Western Railroads, Western Association of Railway Executives, 1936-1939
J. MAPS
Box Folder
71 40 Maps showing Midland Valley RR and its connections. Topographic maps showing lines: Sallisaw Quadrangle—Panama to Sans Bois; Sans Bois Quadrangle—Sans Bois to Russell; Muskogee Quadrangle—Russell to Taft; Okmulgee Quadrangle—Taft to Jenks; Claremore Quadrangle—Jenks to Tulsa; Tulsa to Hardy
41 Sectional map of Oklahoma showing routes of Midland Valley and MKT
Box Folder
72 1 Oklahoma—state and various city maps
2 Railroad maps—Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania
3 Kansas City Terminal Ry. Co. map of location and connections, 1921

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