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University of Chicago Library

Guide to Railroads, Original Contracts and Petitions 1830s-1840s

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Railroads, Original Contracts and Petitions

Dates:

1830s-1840s

Manuscript Number:

Crerar Ms 271

Size:

1 volume

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

Six documents pertaining to railroads and commerce in England and Ireland, including lists of shareholders and petitions to the governing bodies of England and Ireland on behalf of manufacturers and tradesmen.

Information on Use

Access

The collection is open for research.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Railroads, Original Contracts and Petitions, Crerar Ms 271, Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Scope Note

This manuscript consists of six documents pertaining to railroads and commerce in England and Ireland. The documents each fall into one of two categories: lists of railroad shareholders, including their names, places of residence, number of shares, profession, and amount of money owed; and petitions to the governing bodies of England and Ireland on behalf of manufacturers and tradesmen. These documents also contain signatures and relevant information about their signers.

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Volume 1

Crerar Ms 271