Chicago and Pacific Railroad Collection

Collection Summary

Title: Chicago and Pacific Railroad Collection
Call Number: MS 82-07
Size: 2.0 linear feet
Acquisition: Purchased from the William Reese Company
Processed By: KJB, 9-22-1982; JEF, 6-15-1998; MN, 10-2008
Note: None
Restrictions: None

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Restrictions

None

Content Note

Most of the material in this collection is taken from the personal files of George S. Bowen, Vice-President of the Chicago and Pacific Railroad Company. The majority of the material is from the years 1874-1876 and concerns the efforts of the company to raise money by selling bonds secured by a mortgage on the railroad's property. Such materials that are dated after 1881 in the collection deal either with railroads generally or George S. Bowen personally. Newspaper clippings, financial and legal documents, correspondence, reports, statements, bills and receipts comprise the materials in the collection.

Administrative History

The Chicago and Pacific Railroad Company was chartered as the Chicago and Atlantic Railroad Company in 1865. The name was changed to Chicago and Pacific in 1872. The Chicago and Pacific had the option of constructing a railroad from Chicago west to Savanna, Illinois, on the Mississippi River. The line was to be built in three sections or divisions, with a separate issue of stock for each division: from Chicago to Elgin, Illinois; from Elgin to Byron, Illinois; and from Byron to Savanna. Unfortunately, the railroad's officers and Board of Directors did not foresee the financial panic of 1873 and the effect this would have on the Chicago and Pacific.
The company tried to raise money by selling bonds secured by a mortgage on the railroad's property. Financial conditions caused by the Panic made it almost impossible to raise the money. The failure of many railroads made investors wary of railroad securities, especially if the company was not an old, established name. The officers borrowed heavily and became so deeply indebted that the company went into receivership in 1876. After this, the Chicago and Pacific and its officers were involved in ceaseless litigation. As a result of one of these suits, Blair et al. vs. the Chicago and Pacific Railroad et al., a United States Circuit Court judge ordered the railroad company's property to be sold. The foreclosure sale took place on 1 May 1879, when the company's property was bought by an agent acting for John I. Blair. Blair had been one of the company's largest creditors, and it was his lawsuit against the railroad that resulted in the foreclosure decree. At one time, Blair owned more miles of railroad than anyone in the United States, a feat he accomplished by buying up insolvent railroads at bargain prices.
According to the foreclosure decree, the Chicago and Pacific had one year to raise the sum spent by the railroad's purchaser and to redeem the property. The company attempted to reorganize and to find another company or individuals willing to put up the redemption money. The Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad Company supplied the money and the company's property was redeemed in April 1880. In return, the Chicago and Pacific line was leased to the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul. By that time, many of the Chicago and Pacific's old officers had sold their shares, and persons friendly to the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul had acquired a controlling interest in the company.

Detailed Description: Series Listing

Series 1 Box 1 FF 1-2 Newspaper Clippings, 1870s.
Series 2 Box 1 FF 3-32 Stocks, Bonds, and Mortgages, 1871-1922.
Series 3 Box 1 FF 33-90 Legal Drafts and Forms, 1872-1881.
Series 4 Box 2-Box 3 FF 1-78 Correspondence, 1872-1946.
Series 5 Box 3 FF 79-Box 4 FF 36 Reports, Statements and Statistics, 1876-1944.
Series 6 Box 4 FF 37-47 Notes, 1873-1880.
Series 7 Box 4 FF 48-51 Telegrams, 1873-1882.
Series 8 Box 4 FF 52-56 Bills and Receipts, 1871-1893.
Series 9 Box 4 FF 57-65 Miscellaneous, 1845-1865.

Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing

Series 1 ‒ Newspaper Clippings

Box 1 FF 1 Real Estate and Building Journal.
Box 1 FF 2 1879. Clippings on the auction of the Chicago and Pacific.

Series 2 ‒ Stocks, Bonds, and Mortgages

Box 1 FF 3 23 December 1871 - 15 May 1873. Resolutions of Board of Directors.
Box 1 FF 4 23 December 1871 - 9 January 1874. Resolutions on the issue of bonds.
Box 1 FF 5 29 March 1872 - 8 June 1872. Proceedings on Chicago and Pacific change of name.
Box 1 FF 6 14 January 1873. Power of attorney authorization to George S. Bowen.
Box 1 FF 7 21 May 1873. Resolutions authorizing sale of bonds.
Box 1 FF 8 7 October 1873. Notice of assessment on stock.
Box 1 FF 9 10 November 1873. Notice of assessment on stock.
Box 1 FF 10 2 December 1873. Notice of assessment on stock.
Box 1 FF 11 1 April 1874. First mortgage, Chicago and Pacific, to New York State Loan and Trust Co.
Box 1 FF 12 25 April 1874. Notice to pay stock in full.
Box 1 FF 13 18 June 1874. Copy of first mortgage, report to committee.
Box 1 FF 14 6 November 1874. Manuscript of 6 November 1874 mortgage (first copy).
Box 1 FF 15 6 November 1874. Manuscript of 6 November 1874 mortgage (second copy).
Box 1 FF 16 2 February 1875. Resolutions increasing capitol stock.
Box 1 FF 17 30 April 1875. Contract between T. S. Dobbins and E. B. Booth.
Box 1 FF 18 10 August 1875(?) Prospectus for loan to Dobbins and Co.
Box 1 FF 19 26 October 1875. Receipt from attorneys for first mortgage.
Box 1 FF 20 16 November 1875. Resolution empowering E. B. Booth to sell bonds.
Box 1 FF 21 4 April 1876. Resolution empowering G. S. Bowen to sell bonds.
Box 1 FF 22 4 April 1876. Supplemental copy of first mortgage.
Box 1 FF 23 1 March 1879. Agreement between New York, New England and Western Investment Co. and the Chicago and Pacific.
Box 1 FF 24 31 January 1880. Agreement between Cuthbert Springs and G. S. Bowen.
Box 1 FF 25 21 May 1907. Authorization of Mary A. L. Dassids(?).
Box 1 FF 26 18 September 1922. Announcement of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific.
Box 1 FF 27 7 January (?). Receipt from G. S. Bowen to George Young.
Box 1 FF 28 Not dated. Proposal for selling bonds.
Box 1 FF 29 Not dated. Resolution to strike Walter R. Pease from Chicago and Pacific paper.
Box 1 FF 30 Not dated. Prospectus for investors.
Box 1 FF 31 Not dated. Draft of British loan agreement.
Box 1 FF 32 Not dated. Certification forms of Bowen.

Series 3 ‒ Legal Drafts and Forms

Box 1 FF 33 25 March 1872. Act of Wisconsin Legislature.
Box 1 FF 34 11 April 1876. Notice of judgements, Kirkland, Ill., signed by Justice of the Peace.
Box 1 FF 35 April 1876. Chicago and Pacific Railroad Co. vs. Estate of W. C. Kimball.
Box 1 FF 36 16 May 1876. Notice of claim, Eliel Danziger and Co.
Box 1 FF 37 16 May 1876. Notice of claim, Thomas Lynch.
Box 1 FF 38 16 May 1876. Notice of claim, Sarah A. Alloby.
Box 1 FF 39 16 May 1876. Notice of claim, August Hisler.
Box 1 FF 40 16 May 1876. Notice of claim, Boser and Boese.
Box 1 FF 41 16 May 1876. Notice of claim, Jno. S. Dietz and Co.
Box 1 FF 42 16 May 1876. Notice of claim, Jacob From (?).
Box 1 FF 43 16 May 1876. Notice of claim, J. F. Eitemen.
Box 1 FF 44 16 May 1876. Notice of claim, Jonas Hucker (?).
Box 1 FF 45 16 May 1876. Notice of claim, Christian Scheffeil.
Box 1 FF 46 16 May 1876. Notice of claim, James D. Marshall.
Box 1 FF 47 16 May 1876. Notice of claim, John Sherry.
Box 1 FF 48 16 May 1876. Notice of claim, M. Bartleme.
Box 1 FF 49 16 May 1876. Notice of claim, Wm. Beitz.
Box 1 FF 50 16 May 1876. Notice of claim, Christian Enders.
Box 1 FF 51 16 May 1876. Notice of claim, Wm. Spain.
Box 1 FF 52 Not dated. Notes on case involving Dobbins, Bowen and Wilcox.
Box 1 FF 53 5 June 1877. Summons to Dobbins, Bowen and Wilcox in Wells vs. Dobbins.
Box 1 FF 54 8 June 1877. Declaration on note in Wells vs. Dobbins.
Box 1 FF 55 22 August 1877. Plea of the defense in Wells vs. Dobbins.
Box 1 FF 56 2 November 1877. Summons to John S. Wilcox in Wells vs. Dobbins.
Box 1 FF 57 4 January 1878. Exceptions to Master's Report in Blair vs. Chicago and Pacific Railroad Co.
Box 1 FF 58 24 May 1878. Verdict of jury in Wells vs. Dobbins.
Box 1 FF 59 26 June 1878. Stipulations in Wells vs. Dobbins.
Box 1 FF 60 19 July 1878. Petition of C. D. F. Smith in Lackawanna Iron and Coal Co. vs. Chicago and Pacific
Box 1 FF 61 1878 (?). Notice by Blair to file for injunction in Blair vs. Chicago and Pacific.
Box 1 FF 62 1878 (?). Copy of notice of intent to file for injunction.
Box 1 FF 63 6 January 1879. Summons to Chicago and Pacific Railroad Co. in James Peucy (?) vs. Chicago and Pacific Railroad Co.
Box 1 FF 64 12 February 1879. Copy of Decree in Blair vs. Chicago and Pacific Railroad Co.
Box 1 FF 65 28 March 1879. Memphis Branch Railroad Co. to Henry Blanchard.
Box 1 FF 66 Not dated (1879?). Notes on indebtedness and court cases.
Box 1 FF 67 11 September 1879. Subpoena to Chicago and Pacific Railroad Co. in Blair vs. Chicago and Pacific Railroad Co.
Box 1 FF 68 1879 (?). Exception to foreclosure sale.
Box 1 FF 69 2 January 1880. Summons to Chicago and Pacific in Western Bank Note and Engraving Co. vs. Chicago and Pacific Railroad Co.
Box 1 FF 70 17 January 1880. Defiency Decree in Blair vs. Chicago and Pacific Railroad Co.
Box 1 FF 71 20 January 1880. Summons to John I. Blair in Blair vs. Chicago and Pacific Railroad Co.
Box 1 FF 72 20 January 1880. Summons to John I. Blair in Blair vs. Chicago and Pacific Railroad Co. (second copy).
Box 1 FF 73 3 February 1880. Summons to Chicago and Pacific in F. F. White vs. Chicago and Pacific Railroad Co.
Box 1 FF 74 4 February 1880. Summons to Chicago and Pacific in A. V. Hartwell vs. Chicago and Pacific Railroad Co.
Box 1 FF 75 16 February 1880. Summons to Chicago and Pacific in Lucius B. Converse vs. Chicago and Pacific Railroad Co.
Box 1 FF 76 17 February 1880. Summons to Chicago and Pacific in Francis B. Loomis vs. Chicago and Pacific Railroad Co.
Box 1 FF 77 19 February 1880. Notes on Theodore Irwin vs. Chicago and Pacific Railroad Co.
Box 1 FF 78 February 1880 (?). John W. Whitman vs. Chicago and Pacific Railroad Co.
Box 1 FF 79 18 March 1880. Notice to Chicago and Pacific in Hartwell vs. Chicago and Pacific Railroad Co.
Box 1 FF 80 28 March 1880. Summons to Chicago and Pacific in Albert Field vs. Chicago and Pacific Railroad Co.
Box 1 FF 81 March 1880. Assignment of judgement forms.
Box 1 FF 82 2 April 1880. Summons to George S. Bowen in Robert Laid vs. George S. Bowen.
Box 1 FF 83 2 April 1880. Injunction Writ to Bowen in Laid vs. Bowen.
Box 1 FF 84 29 April 1880. Draft (?).
Box 1 FF 85 7 November 1880. Notes on Loomis vs. Chicago and Pacific.
Box 1 FF 86 Not dated. Promise to pay amount due John I. Blair by Chicago and Pacific Railroad Co.
Box 1 FF 87 Not dated. Memo on court case involving Chicago and Pacific Railroad Co.
Box 1 FF 88 21 January 1881. Fi. Fa. for Plaintiff's damages in Wells vs. Dobbins.
Box 1 FF 89 January 1881. Bill of court costs in Wells vs. Dobbins.
Box 1 FF 90 Not dated. Chicago City Ordnance.

Series 4 ‒ Correspondence, 1872-1946

Box 2 FF 1 2 May 1872. W. T. Hughes to George S. Bowen.
Box 2 FF 2 13 June 1872. W. T. Hughes to George S. Bowen.
Box 2 FF 3 12 January 1873. T. S. Dobbins to George S. Bowen.
Box 2 FF 4 26 April 1873. T. S. Dobbins to George S. Bowen.
Box 2 FF 5 19 August 1873. T. S. Dobbins to George S. Bowen.
Box 2 FF 6 29 November 1873. Edwin Garsia to Fred L. Fake.
Box 2 FF 7 23 December 1873. Hughes to George S. Bowen.
Box 2 FF 8 30 December 1873. Alfred C. Garsia (?) to unknown addressee.
Box 2 FF 9 30 December 1873. W. T. Hughes to George S. Bowen.
Box 2 FF 10 31 December 1873. W. T. Hughes to George S. Bowen.
Box 2 FF 11 2 January 1874. Hughes to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 12 3 January 1874. Hughes to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 13 14 January 1874. Hughes to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 14 14 January 1874. James Peurl to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 15 12 February 1874. George H. Daniels to A. Hathaway.
Box 2 FF 16 1 March 1874. Hughes to Daniels.
Box 2 FF 17 2 March 1874. Dobbins to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 18 4 March 1874. Dobbins to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 19 April 1874. Hughes to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 20 23 April 1874. Hughes to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 21 1 June 1874. Hughes to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 22 3 June 1874. George W. Smith to Dobbins.
Box 2 FF 23 4 June 1874. Hughes to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 24 6 June 1874. Dobbins to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 25 10 June 1874. Hughes to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 26 25 June 1874. J. I. Blair to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 27 25 June 1874. J. I. Blair to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 28 16 July 1874. George M. Brinkerhoff to J. I. Blair.
Box 2 FF 29 24 July 1874. Hughes to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 30 29 July 1874. Daniels to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 31 30 July 1874. Daniels to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 32 31 July 1874. Daniels to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 33 1 August 1874. Daniels to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 34 4 August 1874. Daniels to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 35 5 August 1874. Daniels to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 36 6 August 1874. Hughes to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 37 6 August 1874. Hughes to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 38 7 August 1874. Daniels to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 39 8 August 1874. Daniels to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 40 8 August 1874. Hughes to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 41 10 August 1874. Daniels to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 42 11 August 1874. Hughes to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 43 11 August 1874. Daniels to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 44 17 August 1874. Daniels to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 45 20 August 1874. Daniels to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 46 22 August 1874. Daniels to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 47 26 August 1874. Daniels to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 48 28 August 1874. Daniels to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 49 31 August 1874. Hughes to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 50 2 September 1874. Daniels to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 51 9 September 1874. J. I. Blair to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 52 17 September 1874. J. I. Blair to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 53 29 October 1874. Silvanus Wilcox to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 54 31 October 1874. J. I. Blair to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 55 2 November 1874. S. J. Scranton to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 56 3 November 1874. Andrew Crawford to T. S. Dobbins.
Box 2 FF 57 11 November 1874. Robert Greene to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 58 12 November 1874. J. I. Blair to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 59 13 November 1874. W. B. Phelps to unknown addressee.
Box 2 FF 60 14 November 1874. J. I. Blair to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 61 27 November 1874. T. S. Dobbins to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 62 (early) November 1874. Dobbins to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 63 2 December 1874. Dobbins to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 64 4 December 1874. Dobbins to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 65 9 December 1874. Dobbins to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 66 10 December 1874. Wm. M. Odlen to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 67 11 December 1874. Dobbins to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 68 22 December 1874. Dobbins to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 69 14 January 1875. Jn. Hegewisch to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 70 15 January 1875. Dobbins to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 71 19 January 1875. Dobbins to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 72 25 January 1875. H. A. Schreiner to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 73 25 January 1875. James H. Paddock to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 74 26 January 1875. Marsh and Goodridge to Dobbins and Co.
Box 2 FF 75 4 February 1875. Dobbins to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 76 13 February 1875. ? King to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 77 13 February 1875. King to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 78 17 February 1875. A. E. King to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 79 18 February 1875. Dobbins to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 80 22 February 1875. John I. Blair to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 81 24 February 1875. Ed. Vernon to Dobbins.
Box 2 FF 82 26 February 1875. Ed. Vernon to Dobbins.
Box 2 FF 83 27 February 1875. Henry S. King and Co. to Dobbins.
Box 2 FF 84 1 March 1875. Lucy Stuart to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 85 2 March 1875. Dobbins to J. Masterman; Dobbins to B. P. Stockman.
Box 2 FF 86 8 March 1875. Dobbins to Col. Jas. M. Kaye.
Box 2 FF 87 9 March 1875. Thomas Gillespie to Dobbins.
Box 2 FF 88 15 March 1875. Hughes to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 89 19 March 1875. J. Fred Aytorm to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 90 22 March 1875. Hughes to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 91 30 March 1875. S. G. Seaton to H. D. Colvin.
Box 2 FF 92 2 April 1875. David Dows and Co. to Dobbins.
Box 2 FF 93 3 April 1875. J. I. Blair to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 94 10 April 1875. Dobbins to Bowen and John S. Wilcox.
Box 2 FF 95 13 April 1875. Henry N. Perkins to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 96 14 April 1875. Dobbins to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 97 19 April 1875. Dobbins to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 98 22 April 1875. Dobbins to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 99 23 April 1875. Dobbins to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 100 24 April 1875. G. H. Hill to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 101 28 April 1875. G. W. Radelford to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 102 11 May 1875. Dobbins to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 103 16 May 1875. Dobbins to unknown addressee.
Box 2 FF 104 22 May 1875. Dobbins to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 105 31 May 1875. Lucy Stuart to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 106 4 June 1875. A. Field to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 107 9 June 1875. Dobbins to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 108 21 July 1875. Robert MacKenzie to Dobbins.
Box 2 FF 109 23 July 1875. George B. Walter to Dobbins.
Box 2 FF 110 18 August 1875. J. G. Ogden to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 111 12 September 1875. Dobbins to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 112 20 September 1875. Jno. Harold to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 113 25 September 1875. Dobbins to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 114 9 October 1875. Dobbins to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 115 24 October 1875. P. Carter to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 116 5 November 1875. P. Carter to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 117 6 November 1875. Junius Rogers to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 118 8 November 1875. P. Carter to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 119 9 November 1875. W. H. Chase to Dobbins.
Box 2 FF 120 14 November 1875. Dobbins to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 121 16 November 1875. J. S. Wilcox to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 122 19 November 1875. Prospectus, addressee and writer unknown.
Box 2 FF 123 24 November 1875. W. H. Foster to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 124 29 November 1875. N. W. Gifford to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 125 2 December 1875. J. Edwin Conant to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 126 2 December 1875. E. B. Booth to Dobbins.
Box 2 FF 127 15 December 1875. Dobbins to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 128 15 December 1875. Chas. E. Norton to Bowen.
Box 2 FF 129 21 December 1875. W. H. Chase to Dobbins.
Box 3 FF 1 7 January 1876. W. H. Rowe to Dobbins.
Box 3 FF 2 9 January 1876. Dobbins to Bowen.
Box 3 FF 3 13 January 1876. Dobbins to Bowen.
Box 3 FF 4 15 January 1876. Hughes to Bowen.
Box 3 FF 5 29 January 1876. A. S. Jones to Dobbins.
Box 3 FF 6 29 January 1876. J. T. Joy to ? Taylor.
Box 3 FF 7 9 February 1876. J. M. Whitman to Bowen.
Box 3 FF 8 12 February 1876. George R. Walter to Bowen.
Box 3 FF 9 29 February 1876. Dobbins to E. B. Booth.
Box 3 FF 10 10 March 1876. Dobbins to Alexander Mitchell.
Box 3 FF 11 13 March 1876. ? Ogden Jr. ? to Bowen.
Box 3 FF 12 18 March 1876. Dobbins to Bowen.
Box 3 FF 13 20 March 1876. Hughes to Bowen.
Box 3 FF 14 23 March 1876. Dobbins to E. B. Booth.
Box 3 FF 15 26 March 1876. Dobbins to Bowen.
Box 3 FF 16 3 April 1876. C. D. Trimble to Dent (Thos) and Black
Box 3 FF 17 3 April 1876. George H. Daniels to Bowen.
Box 3 FF 18 6 April 1876. George Boone to Bowen.
Box 3 FF 19 10 April 1876. Hughes to Bowen.
Box 3 FF 20 11 May 1876. John W. Ranstead to "Gen." J. S. Wilcox.
Box 3 FF 21 13 May 1876. J. Romney to J. M. Whitman.
Box 3 FF 22 1 July 1876. D. W. Dane to Bowen.
Box 3 FF 23 18 July 1876. P. A. Wooley to Bowen.
Box 3 FF 24 29 August 1876. ? to John I. Blair.
Box 3 FF 25 9 September 1876. Bowen to Geo. H. Kendall.
Box 3 FF 26 7 October 1876. J. M. Whitman to Bowen.
Box 3 FF 27 29 December 1876. S. W. Beik to Bowen.
Box 3 FF 28 Not dated (1876?). H. E. Sargent to Bowen.
Box 3 FF 29 27 February 1877. F. Kinney (?) to Bowen.
Box 3 FF 30 28 September 1877. J. E. Conant to Bowen.
Box 3 FF 31 22 March 1878. Unknown author to Messrs. Shearman and Taylor.
Box 3 FF 32 18 November 1878. H. W. Blodgett to Bowen.
Box 3 FF 33 18 December 1878. C. D. F. S. (Charles D. F. Smith) to Bowen.
Box 3 FF 34 5 January 1879. E. W. Walker to Bowen.
Box 3 FF 35 6 February 1879. J. M. Whiteman to Bowen.
Box 3 FF 36 10 February 1879. N. W. Gifford to Bowen.
Box 3 FF 37 15 February 1879. C. D. F. Smith to Bowen.
Box 3 FF 38 10 March 1879. John C. Short to Bowen.
Box 3 FF 39 9 May 1879. J. C. Short to Bowen.
Box 3 FF 40 29 June 1879. ? Hazelton to Bowen.
Box 3 FF 41 12 July 1879. C. D. F. Smith to Bowen.
Box 3 FF 42 2 August 1879. Geo. R. Chittenden (?) to C. D. F. Smith.
Box 3 FF 43 2 August 1879. C. D. F. Smith to Geo. R. Chittenden.
Box 3 FF 44 24 November 1879. J. D. Harvey to Bowen.
Box 3 FF 45 6 December 1879. J. D. Harvey to Bowen and Smith.
Box 3 FF 46 6 December 1879. J. C. Short to C. D. F. Smith.
Box 3 FF 47 30 December 1879. W. Bayard Cutting to Bowen.
Box 3 FF 48 Not dated (1879?). J. D. Harvey to Bowen.
Box 3 FF 49 15 January 1880. J. ? Monro to F. A. Follensbee; 17 January. Bowen to Follensbee.
Box 3 FF 50 20 January 1880. E. Walker to Bowen.
Box 3 FF 51 26 January 1880. D. W. Middleton to C. D. F. Smith.
Box 3 FF 52 30 January 1880. E. Walker to Bowen.
Box 3 FF 53 31 January 1880. E. Walker to Bowen.
Box 3 FF 54 5 February 1880. S. Sasher (?) to Bowen.
Box 3 FF 55 25 March 1880. N. Ross, Jr. to Bowen.
Box 3 FF 56 5 April 1880. J. D. Harvey to Bowen.
Box 3 FF 57 6 July 1880. Hamilton K. Wheeler to Bowen.
Box 3 FF 58 Not dated (1880?). Unknown author (probably Bowen) to unknown addressee.
Box 3 FF 59 31 January 1882. J. S. Quire to J. D. Lontzenheiser.
Box 3 FF 60 24 July 1883. M. B. Patchin to unknown addressee.
Box 3 FF 61 16 August 1883. M. B. Patchin to unknown addressee.
Box 3 FF 62 10 August 1886. F. M. Guernsey to Vincent Roberts.
Box 3 FF 63 12 September 1889. M. B. Patchin to unknown addressee.
Box 3 FF 64 7 March 1891. Jas. H. Connor to Bowen.
Box 3 FF 65 31 January 1902. James Heckman to Bowen.
Box 3 FF 66 18 January 1911. C. A. Richardson to F. Wilson.
Box 3 FF 67 Not dated (1942-1946?). "Dad" to "Norm."
Box 3 FF 68 Not dated. E. Walker to Bowen.
Box 3 FF 69 Not dated. Authorization from Chauncey T. Bowen.
Box 3 FF 70 Not dated. Dobbins to Bowen.
Box 3 FF 71 Not dated. Dobbins to Bowen.
Box 3 FF 72 Not dated. Dobbins to Bowen.
Box 3 FF 73 Not dated. Unknown author to J. Masterman.
Box 3 FF 74 Not dated. J. F. Aytorm (?) to "My good friend."
Box 3 FF 75 Not dated. Unknown addressee to Bowen.
Box 3 FF 76 Not dated. J. D. Harvey to Bowen.
Box 3 FF 77 Not dated. Dobbins to unknown addressee.
Box 3 FF 78 Not dated. Amos T. Hall to unknown addressee.

Series 5 ‒ Reports, Statements and Statistics

Box 3 FF 79 Not dated (1872). Statement of subscriptions.
Box 3 FF 80 Not dated (1873). Summation of report of operating expenses per day.
Box 3 FF 81 25 November 1873. Report of operating expenses.
Box 3 FF 82 15 January 1874. Earnings for December 1873.
Box 3 FF 83 5 February 1874. Cost of construction and equipment of first, second, and third divisions.
Box 3 FF 84 Not dated (1874?). Cost of construction and equipment of first, second, and third divisions.
Box 3 FF 85 5 February 1874. Certified copy of statistics.
Box 3 FF 86 12 March 1874. Basis for computing passenger rates; Cost of supplying gravel for repairs; 21 November ? letter.
Box 3 FF 87 12 March 1874. "Statistics of Counties."
Box 3 FF 88 21 July 1874. Original cost and present value of Chicago Real Estate.
Box 3 FF 89 July 1874. Statement of earnings and expenses for July 1874.
Box 3 FF 90 Not dated (1874). Balance sheet of Salt Creek agent.
Box 3 FF 91 Not dated (1874). Chicago and Pacific Railroad in account with Botsford, Bany and Kribs (?).
Box 3 FF 92 Not dated (1874?). Present status of the Chicago and Pacific Railroad.
Box 3 FF 93 Not dated (1874?). Prospectus for London investors.
Box 3 FF 94 Not dated (1874?). Extract from report of J. M. Whitman.
Box 3 FF 95 1 January 1875. Receipts and expenditures to 1 January 1875.
Box 3 FF 96 22 February 1875. Statement sent to T. S. Dobbins in London.
Box 3 FF 97 9 March 1875. Request for loan from Brown, Hellyer and Co.
Box 3 FF 98 1 June 1875. Amt. expended in construction up to 1 June 1875.
Box 3 FF 99 1 July 1875. Shares of stock issued prior to 1 July 1875 for which receipts and certificates are outstanding.
Box 3 FF 100 7 July 1875. Comparative exhibit of monthly net earnings, April 1873 - November 1875.
Box 3 FF 101 7 July 1875. Statement showing increase of milk traffic.
Box 3 FF 102 4 October 1875. September earnings.
Box 3 FF 103 15 October 1875. September earnings (adjusted).
Box 3 FF 104 11 November 1875. Bills payable.
Box 3 FF 105 13 November 1875. October earnings.
Box 3 FF 106 November 1875. Recapitulation of earnings.
Box 3 FF 107 1875. Earnings and operating expenses, 1875.
Box 3 FF 108 1875. Earnings and expenses for 1875.
Box 3 FF 109 1875. Comparative statement of quantity and price of articles purchased.
Box 3 FF 110 Not dated (1875?). F. E. Lester in account with Chicago and Pacific Railroad.
Box 3 FF 111 1875. Business for Lanark Station.
Box 3 FF 112 Not dated. Side 1 - Statement showing increase of milk traffic, 1873-1875; Side 2 - Comparative exhibit of monthly earnings.
Box 3 FF 113 Not dated (1875). Chicago and Pacific Railroad expenses.
Box 3 FF 114 Not dated (1875?). List of property and equipment.
Box 3 FF 115 Not dated (1875?). Memo of bonds and stocks to be issued.
Box 4 FF 1 4 February 1876 - 21 March 1876. Copies of cable messages.
Box 4 FF 2 26 February 1876. Earnings for the last half of February.
Box 4 FF 3 February 1876. Earnings and expenses, January and February.
Box 4 FF 4 1 June 1876. Indebtedness of Chicago and Pacific Railroad as of 1 June 1876.
Box 4 FF 5 27 September 1876. September earnings.
Box 4 FF 6 1876-1877. Earnings and expenses, 1876; receipts and disbursements, November-December 1876 and January-February 1877; 1876 stockholders meeting.
Box 4 FF 7 Not dated (1876). List of certified indebtedness.
Box 4 FF 8 Not dated (1876). Liabilities of T. S. Dobbins and Co. and Chicago and Pacific Railroad Co.
Box 4 FF 9 Not dated (1876). Liabilities of T. S. Dobbins and Co.
Box 4 FF 10 Not dated (1876). Liabilities of Chicago and Pacific Railroad Co.
Box 4 FF 11 Not dated (1876). Indebtedness - bonds, amount and interest.
Box 4 FF 12 Not dated (1876). Statement of Dobbins and Co. Real Estate.
Box 4 FF 13 Not dated (1876). Rough draft of liabilities.
Box 4 FF 14 Not dated (1876). Prospectus for sale of Chicago and Pacific Railroad.
Box 4 FF 15 Not dated (1876?). Memo of earnings and expenses.
Box 4 FF 16 Not dated (1876?). Memo of debts.
Box 4 FF 17 Not dated (1876?). Names of parties from whom property was purchased.
Box 4 FF 18 1877. Earnings and expenditures, 1873-1877.
Box 4 FF 19 Not dated (1876?). Statement of dividends and deficiencies, Blair et al. vs. Chicago and Pacific Railroad Co.
Box 4 FF 20 7 May 1879. Receipts and expenditures, 1 March 1874 - 27 May 1876.
Box 4 FF 21 3 August 1879. Prospectus. Guide to exhibits as marked.
Box 4 FF 22 31 October 1879. "Stock list to date."
Box 4 FF 23 Not dated (1879). Statements compiled from Receiver's Reports.
Box 4 FF 24 Not dated (1879). Disbursements and receipts, May 1876 - February 1879.
Box 4 FF 25 31 January 1880. List of stockholders.
Box 4 FF 26 24 May 1883. "Exhibition of Preserved Timber."
Box 4 FF 27 1943-1944. Rechecked special orders - Missouri-Pacific Lines, Bonne Terre, Missouri.
Box 4 FF 28 Not dated (October-December?). "Statement of what we owe."
Box 4 FF 29 Not dated. List of stockholders.
Box 4 FF 30 Not dated. Memo of land purchased.
Box 4 FF 31 Not dated. Liabilities and assets.
Box 4 FF 32 Not dated. Estimate on cost of one mile of track.
Box 4 FF 33 Not dated. Memo on Rockford, Rhode Island, and St. Louis Railroad.
Box 4 FF 34 Not dated. "Cost of Roads."
Box 4 FF 35 Not dated. "Expenditures."
Box 4 FF 36 Not dated. Monthly cattle report.

Series 6 ‒ Notes

Box 4 FF 37 File No. 1 - 1873.
Box 4 FF 38 File No. 2 - 1874.
Box 4 FF 39 File No. 3 - 1874.
Box 4 FF 40 File No. 4 - 1876.
Box 4 FF 41 File No. 5 - 1877.
Box 4 FF 42 File No. 6 - 1878.
Box 4 FF 43 File No. 7 - 1880.
Box 4 FF 44 File No. 8 - 1880.
Box 4 FF 45 File No. 9 - Not dated.
Box 4 FF 46 File No. 10 - Not dated.
Box 4 FF 47 File No. 11 - Not dated.

Series 7 ‒ Telegrams

Box 4 FF 48 Telegrams. File No. 1 - 1873.
Box 4 FF 49 Telegrams. File No. 2 - 1874.
Box 4 FF 50 Telegrams. File No. 3 - 1876.
Box 4 FF 51 Telegrams. File No. 4 - 1881-1882.

Series 8 ‒ Bills and Receipts

Box 4 FF 52 File No. 1. 14 December 1871 - 6 March 1872.
Box 4 FF 53 File No. 2. 20 November 1872.
Box 4 FF 54 File No. 3. 27 April 1874 - 19 June 1874.
Box 4 FF 55 File No. 4. 21 May 1875 - September 1875.
Box 4 FF 56 File No. 5. 14 October 1878 - 31 May 1893.

Series 9 ‒ Miscellaneous

Box 4 FF 57 26 May 1845. Receipt from the Housatonic Railroad Co.
Box 4 FF 58 30 May 1845. Receipt from the Housatonic Railroad Co.
Box 4 FF 59 5 January 1848. "In the case of the road in Richmond..."
Box 4 FF 60 11 December 1852. Summons to Rochester and Syracuse Railroad Co.
Box 4 FF 61 1862. Receipt to Thos. C. Hurley.
Box 4 FF 62 31 October 1864. Receipt to E. W. Mfg. Co.
Box 4 FF 63 3 January 1865. Schedule for payments for stationery.
Box 4 FF 64 1 March 1865. "General Statements."
Box 4 FF 65 25 December 1865. List of purchases by A. M. Rice, Agt.