Thomas Swann/Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Collection, 1851-1871, MS 1826.1

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Descriptive Summary

Thomas Swann/Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Collection, 1851-1871

MS. 1826.1

Maryland Historical Society

Baltimore MD 21201-4674

 


Scope and Content

Business papers of Thomas Swann, President of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company from 1848-1853. Included are letters concerning an investment in a silver mine, B.andO. Railroad departmental expenses, and a reply to a Wall Street Journal article on railroad tariffs; resolution to appoint a commission to study railroad line changes, and resolution by Northwestern Virginia Railroad Co. to express board sentiments on Swann's retirement from the Presidency of the company; financial reports; notes by Swann on board regulations and stock dividends and a proposal to the Virginia legislature setting the date for commencement of Northwestern Virginia Railroad service. Also included are a letter to William G. Harrison, President of the B. and O. about architectural services; a report by Swann on a fire at St. Paul's Church; and a map of railway lines owned and controlled by Southern Railway Security Co. (1871).

14 items

1851-1871

 

Item list

1851

Letter to Thomas Swann from William Parker reporting on departmental expenses

1853

Letter to Thomas Swann from Eli Bowen about investing in a silver mine.

1854

Letter to William G. Harrison from architectural firm about services rendered

1854

Financial statement (income from bonds)

1854

Proposed law to Virginia legislature re: date of service for Northwestern Virginia Railroad

1857

Report of special meeting, Northwestern Va. Railroad re: resignation of Thomas Swann

1857

Report to stockholders (6th annual meeting) re: resignation of Thomas Swann

1871

Map of the Railway Lines owned and controlled by the Southern Railway Security Co.

n.d.

Resolution to appoint a commission to study changes to be made in the Railroad Line [written by Thomas Swann]

n.d.

Financial condition of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad - Plan for the Future (Thomas Swann)

n.d.

Report to pew holders of St. Paul's Church re: fire in the Church

n.d.

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Notes [by Thomas Swann re: regulation of the Board, stock dividends]

n.d.

Letter to Wall Street Journal from Stockholder [Swann] concerning their article on tariff

n.d.

Memoranda of Revenue and Expenditures - comparison of B. and O. with Western Railroad of Massachusetts

 

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