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Descriptive Summary

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Railroads in Texas Collection, 1838-1948



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Railroads in Texas
Title: Railroads in Texas Collection
Dates: 1838-1948
Abstract: Composed of correspondence, promissory notes, broadsides, and newspaper clippings, the Railroads in Texas Collection, 1838-1948, documents the business affairs of several railroad companies in Texas during the 19th and early to mid-20th centuries.
Extent: 14 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents

Composed of correspondence, promissory notes, broadsides, and newspaper clippings, the Railroads in Texas Collection, 1838-1948, documents the business affairs of several railroad companies in Texas during the 19th and early to mid-20th centuries. The collection concerns the Brazos and Galveston Railroad Company; the Houston and Texas Central Railway Company; the Mexican Central Railway Company; the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway Company; and the Southern Pacific Railroad Company. Correspondence relates to the establishment of the various companies as well as daily business issues, while broadsides advertise transportation on the various lines. Additionally, the collection contains promissory notes and newspaper clippings pertaining to the railroad industry and political issues affecting the companies.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
Brazos and Galveston Railroad Company.
Houston & Texas Central Railway Company.
Mexican Central Railway Co.
San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway Company.
Southern Pacific Railroad Company.
Subjects
Railroad companies -- Texas.
Railroads -- Texas.
Railroads -- Design and construction -- Texas -- History -- 20th century.
Places
Texas -- Politics and government.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Railroads in Texas Collection, 1838-1948, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2F445 Correspondence, promissory notes, broadsides, and newspaper clippings, 1838-1948

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