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Chicago and West Michigan Railway Company records

Identifier: c-00402

Scope and Contents

The collection contains letterpress books containing correspondence concerning business and legal transactions of the Chicago and West Michigan Railroad Company.

The first volume contains copies of letters written between January 15 and May 16, 1885. At that time, J. B. Mulliken was general manager of the railroad. The second volume contains copies of correspondence written from April 27 to August 27, 1896. Charles H. Heald was the railroad's general manager at the time.


  • Creation: 1885 - 1896


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.

Historical Note

The Chicago and West Michigan Railway (C&WM) is a defunct railroad which operated in the state of Michigan between 1881 and 1899. It was one of the three companies which merged to become the Pere Marquette Railway.

The C&WM was formed on October 1, 1881, through the consolidation of the Chicago and West Michigan Railroad, the Grand Rapids, Newaygo and Lake Shore Railroad, the Grand Haven Railroad and the Indiana and Michigan Railroad. (Source:


0.1 Cubic Feet (, 2 volumes in box)

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Custodial History

Gift of Kenneth Priestly, 1958-09-26. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum.

Legal Status

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.

Chicago and West Michigan Railway Company Records
4 Published And Cataloged
C. Wren
January 1967
Description rules
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

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943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US