Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Collection, 1852-1951, MS 2157

Finding Aid to the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Collection, 1852-1951, MS 2157

H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society

 

Collection summary

Title

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Collection

Creator

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company

Call number

MS 2157

Inclusive dates

1852-1951

Bulk dates

1853-1857; 1925-1938

Extent

2 boxes, 67 folders

Abstract

Contains documents relating the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, primarily dealing with the creation of the Northwestern Virginia Railroad.

Administrative summary

Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library

Maryland Historical Society

201 W. Monument St.

Baltimore, MD 21201

www.mdhs.org

specialcollections@mdhs.org

Access restrictions

Open to the public without restrictions.

Use restrictions

Permission to quote must be received in writing from the Special Collections Librarian.

Provenance

Unknown

Accession number

Unknown

Processing note

Finding aid created by Lara Westwood, January, 2015

Historical Note

The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company was founded in 1827. The railroad quickly expanded across the country. The residents of Parkersburg, now in West Virginia, wanted a railroad connection to their town. The Virginia legislature approved a charter to extend a line to Parkersburg from the Baltimore and Ohio main line, thus creating the Northwestern Virginia Railroad.

 

Scope and Content

The collection contains documents relating the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. The earlier documents primarily discuss the creation of the Northwestern Virginia Railroad. The letters from the 1850’s discuss purchasing bonds and securing loans to buy a controlling stake in the railroad. The documents from the 1920’s and 30’s relate to the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company’s financial status, including financial statements, letters to stockholders, and addresses given by Daniel Willard and John Cornwell.

The collection is divided in six series based on content or document type. The series include correspondence, finances, financial statements, Northwestern Virginia Company, press releases, and addresses. The documents are organized chronologically.

 

Container List

Contents 

Dates

Box

Folder

Series I: Correspondence

 

 

 

[Swann, Thomas] to Gentlemen

No date

1

1

[Swann, Thomas] to ?

No date

1

2

[?] to Thomas Swann

No date

1

3

Winans, Ross to B. Latrobe

1852, November 1

1

4

Harrison, William to Thomas Swann

1853, May 23

1

5

[Swann, Thomas] to W. G. Harrison

1853, May 24

1

6

Harrison, W. G. to Thomas Swann

1853, May 24

1

7

Atkinson, S. S. to William Harrison

1853, May 26

1

8

Swann, Thomas to W. G. Harrison

1853, June 15

1

9

Swann, Thomas to George Brown

1853, June 26

1

10

[Swann, Thomas] to W. G. Harrison

1853, July 7

1

11

Cochrane, John to B. H. Latrobe

1853, August 20

1

12

Harrison, W. to [?]

1853, September 10

1

13

Swann, Sarah to Mr. Swann

1854, January 10

1

14

Robinson, Israel to President of Northwestern Virginia Railroad Company

1854, December 23

1

15

Winans, Ross to President & Director of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad

1857, April 6

1

16

Papers regarding loan for Baltimore & Ohio Railroad

1879, August 1 & 6

1

17

Lord, C. K. to ?

1881, January 10

1

18

Garrett to Directors of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad

1882, June 14

1

19

Baltimore & Ohio Employees Relief Association circular

1884, February 29

1

20

Garrett, R. to Hallgarten & Co.

1885, February 24

1

21

Letters re Baltimore & Ohio Railroad

1924-1936

1

22

Series II: Finances

 

 

 

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company – a plain statement

No date

1

23

Predictions of the Stockholders by a Stockholder

No date

1

24

The Case of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company in a Nut Shell by a Citizen of Baltimore

No date

1

25

[Swann, Thomas] Notes concerning finance of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad

No date

1

26

Notes concerning financing of railroad

No date

1

27

Notes concerning the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad

No date

1

28

Synopsis’s of Annual Report for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad

1924-1925

1

29

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Co. to Stockholders

1925, October 1

1

30

Willard, Daniel to officers and employees of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad

1927-1931

1

31

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Co. to stockholders

1927, June 9

1

32

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Co. to stockholders

1929, April 17

1

33

Devereux, E. M. to stockholders

1930, January 23

1

34

Series III: Financial Statements

 

 

 

Financial statement

1926

1

35

Financial statement

1927

1

36

Financial statement

1928

1

37

Financial statement

1929

1

38

Financial statement

1930

1

39

Financial statement

1931

1

40

Financial statement

1932

1

41

Financial statement

1933

1

42

Financial statement

1934

1

43

Financial statement

1935

1

44

Financial statement

1936

1

45

Financial statement

1937

1

46

Financial statement

1938

1

47

Series IV: Northwestern Virginia Railroad Company

 

 

 

Notes concerning the Northwestern Virginia Railroad Company

No date

1

48

Notes concerning the Northwestern Virginia Railroad Company

No date

1

49

[Swann, Thomas] Notes concerning the Northwestern Virginia Railroad Company

No date

1

50

[Swann, Thomas] Notes concerning the finance of Northwestern Virginia Railroad Company

No date

1

51

Minutes of a meeting regarding finance of Northwestern Virginia Railroad Company

No date

1

53

Notes on Baltimore & Ohio Railroad/Northwestern Virginia Railroad

No date

1

53

Notes on Baltimore & Ohio Railroad/Northwestern Virginia Railroad

No date

1

54

Series V: Press Releases

 

 

 

Press releases

No date

2

55

Press releases

1926

2

56

Press releases

1927

2

57

Press releases

1928

2

58

Press releases

1929

2

59

Press releases

1930

2

60

Press releases

1931

2

61

Press releases

1934

2

62

Press releases

1936

2

63

Press releases

1937

2

64

Press releases

1938

2

65

Press releases

1951

2

66

Series VI: Addresses

 

 

 

Addresses given by D. Willard and J. Cornwell

1926-1933

2

67

 

 

 

 

 

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