Railroads -- Design and construction
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
This collection consists of an official canvass of votes cast in Berrien County, Michigan in the presidential election of 1848, and two bonds (1871, 1874) issued by the Township of Three Oaks to help pay for construction of the Michigan Central Railroad.
This collection consists of microfilm containing the correspondence of Jefferson and Varina Howell Davis. Topics include Mississippi and national politics; the admission of California as a state; a proposed southern-route transcontinental railroad; and Davis' capture at the end of the Civil War. It also contains speeches, newsclippings about the Davises and their home, and accounts of the Battle of Monterey (1846), requested by Davis.
This collection consists of one document, a copy of a petition (1870) filed by the Michigan Air Line Railroad Company with the Probate Court of Jackson County, Michigan. The petition calls for the condemnation of land needed by the railroad for right of way through Jackson County. The land in question was owned by Henry Tefft and others.
A typed transcript of a letter written by T. T. Lyan, an agent for the Detroit and Howell Railroad, concerning a proposed extension of service from Plymouth to Lansing, Michigan.
This collection consists of letters addressed to Wessel Whittaker of New Buffalo, Michigan. His correspondents discuss agricultural prices and supplies in Milwaukee, construction of the Monroe-New Buffalo Railroad, and the Wing Party in New Buffalo. One letter (1838) was written by Millard Fillmore, then a member of Congress. Fillmore asked for information about land which he owned in Berrien County, Michigan.