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

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Series II: New York and Albany Railroad, 1838-1846

Scope and Contents note

The New York and Albany railroad received a charter in 1832 to build a line from Harlem to Albany. However, in 1840, after several years with little success, the rights to build a bridge over the Harlem River were sold to the New York and Harlem Railroad Company. Gouverneur Morris, Jr. was a significant stock holder in the railroad. When the New York and Albany Railroad was sold in 1846, New York and Harlem Railroad bought all the rights to complete the line to Albany.

This subseries contains stock and real estate agreements between Gouverneur Morris, Jr. and the railroad, letters written to Gouverneur Morris, Jr., and financial information in the form of accounts, bills, and receipts.


Greene, Joseph Warren, Jr. New York City's First Railroad: The New York and Harlem (1832-1867). New York: s.n., 1926.

Hyatt, Elijah Clarence. The History of the New York & Harlem Railroad. Mount Kisco, New York: E. Clarence Hyatt, 1898.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Agreements
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Correspondence
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Accounts, Bills, and Receipts

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