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Guide to the Gouverneur Morris, Jr. Papers
1835-1879 (bulk 1850-1860)
 MS 427

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Description is in English.

Container List

Series IV: Trevorton Railroads, 1852-1860, undated

Scope and Contents note

This series includes documentation on the railroad track in Northumberland County Pennsylvania that changed names and ownership several times. It was originally titled the Trevorton, Mahoney, & Susquehanna Railroad but reorganized with the Susquehanna and Union Bridge Company in 1854 to become the Trevorton and Susquehanna Railroad. In 1856, it consolidated with the Mahanoy and Shamokin Improvement Company and to become the Trevorton Coal & Railroad Company. It later became the Trevorton Coal Company Railroad in 1860 and the Zerbe Valley Railroad Company in 1867. It became part of the Mahoney & Shamoken Railroad in 1870 and merged with the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company in 1871. According to the contracts and agreements in the series, Gouverneur Morris Jr. was a stockholder in the railroad companies and was involved in the contruction of the railroad.

Source:

History of Northumberland Co., PA, Chapter 8. WebRoots.org Genealogy Foundation. 22 July 2002. http://www.webroots.org/library/usahist/honcpa07.html.

Subseries 1: Trevorton, Mahoney, & Susquehanna, 1852-1855, undated

Scope and Contents note

The railroad existed under the name Trevorton, Mahoney, & Susquehanna Railroad from approximately 1852 to 1854. The documents in this subseries relate to the finances and construction of the railroad, particularly the building of a bridge over the Susquehanna River.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Contracts and Agreements
1852-1853
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Estimates of Materials Needed
1852, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Correspondence
1852-1853
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Accounts, Bills, and Receipts- Labor
1853
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Accounts, Bills, and Receipts- General
1853-1855
Subseries 2: Trevorton and Susquehanna, 1854-1856, undated

Scope and Contents note

The railroad was known under this name from approximately 1854 to1856. This subseries also contains documents regarding the construction of the railroad and the bridge over the Susquehanna River. The payroll records are tables that include the names of the workers, the number of hours worked, and the amount of pay received.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Contracts and Agreements
1854
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Payroll Records
1854-1855
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Correspondence
1855
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Accounts, Bills, and Receipts- Stocks and Bonds
1854-1856, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Accounts, Bills, and Receipts- Labor
1854-1855
Box: 3 Folder : 15 Accounts, Bills, and Receipts- General
1854-1856
Subseries 3: Trevorton Coal & Railroad, 1856-1860

Scope and Contents note

The railroad was known under this name from approximately 1856-1860. This subseries contains financial documents, including a financial plan for the railroad's reorganization.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 16 Reorganization Plans
1859-1860
Box: 3 Folder : 17 Accounts, Bills, and Receipts- Stocks and Bonds
1856-1859

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