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Railroads -- Texas

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Ballinger and Associates Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0043
Scope and Contents The collection of the Galveston law firm of Ballinger and Associates is a large holding of nineteenth century correspondence relating to economic, legal and political affairs of Texas, particularly the Gulf Coast area. The name of the firm varied during the 1855-1907 period of this collection. Partnerships included those of Ballinger and Jack, Ballinger and Mott, Willie, Campbell and Ballinger, Terry, Ballinger and Smith, and Terry, Cavin and Mills. For archival purposes, all will be...
Dates: 1836-1907, bulk dates 1854-1907; Majority of material found within 1854 - 1907

John E. Loeffler Railway Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0117
Scope and Contents This collection comprises of documentation of and materials related to the Buffalo Bayou, Brazos, and Colorado Railway which began operation in 1851. Ledgers, maps, reports, photographs and clippings depict the growth of the railway and its relation to the to the industry. Historical narratives and accounts add further insight into the railway, which was later part of the Galveston, Harrisburg, San Antonio Railway, and ultimately a section of the Southern Pacific. Highlights of the...
Dates: 1851-1967

Kirby Lumber Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: RG D 0034
Scope and Contents

This collection provides valuable information on labor and living conditions in East Texas lumber towns, as well as data on domestic and foreign lumber sales, charitable activities, stumpage and freight contracts, and the company's financial standing. It also contains correspondence and financial statements for the Houston Oil Company and the Texas and Louisiana Lumber Company, John Henry Kirby's first lumber venture.

Dates: approximately 1900-1940s

Santa Fe Railroad Records

 Collection
Identifier: RG D 0004
Scope and Contents The Santa Fe Railroad Collection consists of materials dealing with the administration and operation of the Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe Railroad Company from 1897 to 1968. Much of the collection deals with the legal aspects of the Company's operation including relationships with other railroads, corporations, the states and the federal government. The collection also contains information pertaining to company mergers, litigation, and laws as well as information on subjects such as the...
Dates: 1897-1968

Scanlan-Moody Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0236
Scope and Contents

This collection contains bills and receipts for numerous Houston area stores and businesses at the start of the 20th century. The receipts seem to be for the De Bajligethy household. There is also a folder of correspondence, primarily from T.H. Scanlan to a De Bajligethy, probably Bonaparte N.C. De Bajligethy. Additionally, the collection contains two railway maps and schedules and a business advertisement.

Dates: 1900 - 1930
The African American Library at the Gregory School
1300 Victor Street
Houston, Texas 77019
832-393-1440
HPL.Gregoryschool@houstontx.gov
Houston Metropolitan Research Center
Houston Public Library
550 McKinney St.
Houston, Texas 77002
TXR.Reference@houstontx.gov
832-393-1662