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

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Series III: Albany and Susquehanna Railroad, 1853-1861

Scope and Contents note

The Albany and Susquehanna Railroad was chartered in 1851 to run the one hundred and forty-two miles between Binghamton, New York and Albany. It was completed at Binghamton in January of 1869. Morris, Miller, Baker, and Co. (Governeur Morris, Sidney Miller, Josiah Baker, James St. T. Stranaham, George L. Schuyler, and Charles G. Case) were contracted to build the railroad.

The contracts as well as the legal documents in this series are between Morris, Miller, Baker, and Co. and the Albany and Susquehanna Railroad. The small amount of correspondence in this series mostly relates to a legal suit against the railroad. The monthly estimates of the work completed include estimates by contractors Morris, Miller, Baker, and Co. and other subcontractors.


Hicks, Frederick C. High Finance in the Sixties: The Early History of the Erie Railway. Port Washington, NY: Kennikat Press, Inc., 1966.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Contracts for Building the Railroad
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Contracts for Graduations and Masonry
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Monthly Estimates of "Work Done and Certain Materials Delivered"
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Monthly Estimates of "Work Done and Certain Materials Delivered"
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Correspondence
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Legal Documents re Morris, Miller, Baker, & Co. vs. Albany and Susquehanna Railroad
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Accounts, Bills, and Receipts

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