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F. E. Williams memoirs

Identifier: c-00019

Scope and Contents

This collections includes typed excerpts from the memoirs (1861-1931) of F. E. Williams, describing his career in the railroad business. His reminiscences include family history and brief descriptions of railroad travel and operation between 1861-1906.


  • Creation: undated


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Biographical Note

F. E. Williams (1861-1931)had a career in the railroad business. Beginning as a messenger boy for the Erie Railroad in 1876 at the age of fifteen, he moved up through the ranks as telegrapher (Erie R.R., West Shore R.R.), ticket agent (Pennsylvania R.R., Pullman Co.), chief clerk (Pullman Co. Grand Central Station), and Assistant District Supervisor (N.Y.C. Lines).


0.1 Cubic Feet (, 1 folder)

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Custodial History

Gift of Mrs. Ivan E. Estes, Sr., 1958-10-10. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum

Legal Status

Copyright: Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Property Rights: Michigan State University

F.E. Williams Memoirs
4 Published And Cataloged
January 1965
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US