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Edward Gallagher: Documents on Henry S. Drinker’s Presidency at Lehigh University

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Identifier: SC MS 0114
Overview Articles, correspondence and biographical information on Henry S. Drinker and his presidency at Lehigh University. Collection is assembled by Prof. Edward J. Gallagher, Department of English at Lehigh University while he was teaching a course that required using primary sources at Special Collections. Prof. Gallagher based his research on the original letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Cecilia Beaux.

Lehigh Valley Railroad Documents

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Identifier: SC MS 0159
Overview Reflected in this collection is the bureaucracy of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company from a train conductor’s view. The collection contains bulletins, supplements to bulletins, correspondence about operation of trains, train fares, schedules of train stations, time tables, conductor’s documentation of passengers’ destinations, tickets issued and material especially about the Black Diamond Express – the LVRR’s most famous train.

Lehigh Valley Railroad Ledger 1863-1874

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Identifier: SC MS 0198
Overview Single volume ledger of Lehigh Valley Rail Road Company containing information on the locomotive and railroad car maintenance, repair and management records from 1863-1874.

Robert Heysham Sayre diary

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Identifier: SC MS 0336
Overview A diary/appointment book of Robert H. Sayre, chief engineer of Lehigh Valley Railroad and a trustee of Lehigh University. The diary contains entries about the activities of a person responsible for the daily running of a railroad.

The Morris Canal and Banking Company Business Papers 1843-1864

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Identifier: SC MS 0156
Overview The Morris Canal started in 1825 was built from Phillipsburg, New Jersey on the Delaware River eastward across northern New Jersey to connect in 1831with the Passaic River tidewaters as a public highway. By 1836 it was extended to Jersey City on the Hudson River. Its main commerce was carrying coal from Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley to the growing iron industry in New Jersey and iron ore back to Pennsylvania but also carried other freight. The canal was the only canal in America that utilized...