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C. J. Collins letter regarding a map of the Pony Express route

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P703


Letter of transmittal from C. J. Collins, General Passenger Traffic Manager for the Union Pacific Railroad, regarding the gift of a pictorial map of the Pony Express route from the early 1860s between St. Joseph, Missouri and Sacramento, California. The letter describes the map's creators, Wiliam H. Jackson in collaboration with Howard R. Driggs, and conveys background information regarding the map's production.


  • September 10, 1951

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.


1 folder

Physical Location

RH MS P703

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Union Pacific Railroad Company, 1951.

Separated Materials

The map referred to in the letter can be found at RH Map R536, "Pony express route, April 3, 1860-October 24, 1861."


Guide to the C. J. Collins Pony Express Route Collection
C. J. Collins letter regarding the Pony Express route
Finding aid prepared by mh, 2006. Finding aid encoded by mh, 2006. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2017.
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C. J. Collins letter regarding a map of the Pony Express route, RH MS P703, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Repository Details

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