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



Item list


Letter to Thomas Swann from William Parker reporting on departmental expenses


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


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


Financial statement (income from bonds)


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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