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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Diary (Michigan)

Identifier: SC 00946
Scope and Contents

Diary, 1921, written by a young man who lived in or near Fowlerville, Livingston County, Michigan. From entries in the diary it can be concluded that he was a railroad worker who lived with his parents on their farm. In brief daily entries he mentions which work he did on the farm and on the railroad, other chores around the house, the health of is mother, the weather, etc.

For excerpts from the diary, provided by the seller, see folder link below.

Dates: 1921

Peter Isaac East Diaries

Identifier: MS 00182
Scope and Contents

Diaries, 1937-1941, of Peter Isaac East, a railroad worker from Terre Haute, Indiana. Primarily includes entries related to his work for the New York Central Railroad Company.  For more detailed description provided by the seller, click on the Finding Aid link below.

Dates: 1937-1941

Milton Kerrick and Maude Howdershell Letters

Identifier: MS 00239
Content Description Over 200 letters exchanged between Milton Kerrick and Maude Howdershell from 1908 through the 1930's. Both lived in Alexandria, Virginia and most of the letters are personal in nature as Kerrick actively courted Howdershell during this time. Kerrick was openly expressive in his love for the more reserved Howdershell. On October 8, 1919 the two were married, but their love letters continued as Kerrick was often away with his work for the Southern Railroad Company. There are also some letters...
Dates: 1908-1980

Railroad Account Book and Diary

Identifier: SC 01014
Scope and Contents An account book and diary of a man from Goodman, Virginia which later became Bristol, Virginia. He appears to work for the railroad, possibly as a track repairman. Writer notes payments for work he has done, giving amounts, short description of work, and for whom the work was done. He gives prices for items that he purchases. He mentions a mail train accident that left him crippled. He travels to different towns via the railroad, such as Lynchburg, Bedford and Wytheville. At the end of...
Dates: 1860

St. Joseph & Grand Island Railway Ledger

Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2011.528
Scope and Contents

Employee ledger, 1890-1892, of the St. Joseph & Grand Island Railway of Missouri and Nebraska. Includes dates of employment, positions for which they were hired, disciplinary records, and reasons for firing employees, among other details. Copies of disciplinary letters are often attached into the ledger with a nail.

Dates: 1890-1892

Union Pacific Railway, St. Joseph and Western Railroad Division Payroll

Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2010.006
Scope and Contents

Payroll records, 1880, of the St. Joseph and Western Railroad Division of the Union Pacific Railroad. Each page specifies the department being paid (General, Locomotive, Transfer Train, Freight Train, etc.) as well as what division (Eastern or Mountain). Listed are full names of employees, occupation, pay per day and in some cases total of roll and deductions.

Dates: 1880

J. H. Warsing Diary

Identifier: SC 01028
Scope and Contents Diary, 1877, written by J. H. Warsing of Atlanta, Georgia while serving as a brakeman on the Pennsylvania Railroad. In the diary, Warsing writes about the weather, how much he got paid for each journey on the railroad, and sometimes indicates who the conductor was on the journey. Most of the entries are short but are filled in for almost every day of the year. At the end of the diary, Warsing kept accounts of his wages and his expenses for the year as well as a few cooking recipes, including...
Dates: 1877