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Agreement to aid to the Memphis, Kansas and Colorado Railway Company

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P96

Agreement to give aid to the Memphis, Kansas and Colorado Railway Company, with 45 signatures. Parsons, Kansas.

Dates: February 7, 1878

H. L. Marvin papers

Call Number: RH MS 447

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.

Dates: 1875 - 1920

History of the Missouri, Kansas and Colorado Railroad from 1873-1882

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P140

History of the Missouri, Kansas and Colorado Railroad from 1873-1882 when it was a narrow-gauge line from Cherokee to Parsons.

Dates: 1964

Invitation to attend the opening of the first section of forty miles of the Union Pacific Railroad's road west of the Missouri River

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P165

Note in accession file states that the opening was scheduled for August 18, 1864, but was not held because road wasn't acceptable.

Dates: 1864

James William Denver papers and diary

Call Number: RH MS 19

Business papers and correspondence of James William Denver from 1839-1912. Includes a diary dated May 20, 1850-September 5, 1850, with miscellaneous notes.

Dates: 1839 - 1912

Joseph A. Cody correspondence

Call Number: RH MS 8

This collection consists of Joseph Cody's letters to his wife, Elvira (Cable) Cody, and those received from other friends, arranged chronologically from 1854-1885. It also includes letters written by Elvira and those she received from friends prior to her marriage to Joseph, arranged chronologically from 1847-1853. Letters written by Elvira's father, Eleazer Cable, a nurseryman in Ohio concerned with the maintenance of the Cable nursery, are dated from 1837-1869.

Dates: 1837 - 1884

Lawrence Emporia Southwestern Railway Co. record

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P287
Scope and Contents

The record includes the minutes of the formation of the railway, and the board of directors minutes during the time period specified above.

Dates: April 25, 1887 - September 20, 1893

Letter from Fort Harker, Kansas

Call Number: RH MS P826
Overview This 8-page letter from J. M. Forshee, a Northern Pacific Railroad operator at Fort Harker, Kansas is written to a friend on August 11 [circa 1867] approximately two weeks after Forshee's arrival at the fort. Forshee describes his previous grueling work schedule while at Junction City, the state of the cholera threat at the fort, the extent of the railroad track and its use as far west as Ellsworth, the Indian threat, and the anticipated arrival of Indian Commissioners on October 1 to seek...
Dates: August 11, approximately 1867

R.H. Constant diaries

Call Number: RH MS B16

Two diaries with accounts of farmers, agricultural activities, and a climb up Pike's Peak.

Dates: 1876 - 1877

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