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Brief chronological sketch of the establishment of the Leavenworth, Lawrence and Galveston Railroad, with an assertion that the original bridge over the Kansas River was completed in 1872. There is also a photograph of the railroad bridge across the Kansas River with the Santa Fe station in the foreground.
H. (Hiram?) L. Marvin was a railroad engineer in the late 19th-early 20th centuries. The collection contains professional correspondence regarding railorad construction and some personal correspondence, as well as photographs of various bridges and railways in Kansas during the late 1800s and early part of the 1900s.