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Scope and Contents This historically important railroad was chartered by Tennessee in 1845 as the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad Company. It was known popularly as "The Nashville." Reorganized only once, in 1873, renamed the Nashville, Chattanooga, and St. Louis Railway, the railroad operated successfully thereafter in an era when many failed. It never reached St. Louis, but stretched from Paducah, Kentucky, on the Ohio River to Atlanta, with branches crisscrossing Tennessee. The railway was bought by the...
Dates: circa 1845-1957
Content Description Letters from Short to his brother, John Cleves Short, of Shorthill, Hamilton County, Ohio, and correspondence with his daughters, Mary Churchill (Short) Richardson, Jane Short, and Sarah Elizabeth Short, concerning land holdings, sale of bonds, especially railroad bonds, medical affairs in the Ohio River Valley, seeds received from California and from Sir William Hooker, of Kew Gardens, England, plants and seeds sent to European collectors, and family matters; together with a typescript of A...
Scope and Contents Elmer Griffith Sulzer had a distinguished career as a college professor at the University of Kentucky and Indiana University. Over time his writing more and more reflected his life-long love of trains and their history. Sulzer collected railroad material everywhere he went, both domestically and internationally, and wrote five books and more than fifty articles on rail topics for railroad specialized journals. He was a leading expert on abandoned rail lines. This collection consists of both the...