Providence and Worcester R.R. Account Book, 1851-1899
NMAH.AC.0154
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Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0154
Creators:
Providence and Worcester Railroad Company.
Dates:
1851-1899
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.15 cubic feet
1 volume
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
This log book of the Providence, Rhode Island repair shop records the annual summaries of repair costs by various divisions of the Railroad for 1851-1854, as submitted by John B. Winslow, Master Mechanic. It also includes entries recording miscellaneous repairs (mostly minor) and overhauls to locomotives for 1880-1899.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
This collection is arranged chronologically.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Like many of the early railroads in the United States the Providence and Worcester Railroad was built, as were most of the early turnpikes and canals, to serve nearby and local needs.*
*Taylor, Geroge Rogers and Neu, Irene D. The American RR Network, 1861-1890 Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1956, p.4.

Administration
Processing Information note
Collection processed by Robert Harding, 1985
Author
Finding aid prepared by Robert S. Harding, 1985
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation note
Providence and Worcester R.R. Account Book, 1851-1899, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Access note
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use note
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Transferred from the Division of Transportation (through the American History Library), May 1982.

Other Finding Aids note
Other Finding Aids note
Inventory available.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C., 20013-7012
Phone: 202-633-3270
archivescenter@si.edu