Guide to the Edwin Price Reminiscences
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Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0070
Creators:
Taylor, Miriam Price
Price, Edwin, 1829-1901 (locomotive engineer)
Dates:
1893
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.3 Cubic feet
1 box
Repository:
The collection documents handwritten reminiscences of Edwin Price's experiences operating steam engines.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
These handwritten reminiscences are recollections of Edwin Price's experiences operating steam engines. The reminiscences document Price's experiences with repair work he performed on the trains he operated as well as recollections of his superiors, the passengers on his trains, and the local people within the communities though which his locomotives traveled. Some of the companies Price worked for include the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad, Western and Atlantic, Little Miami Railroad and the Cincinnati and Wilmington Railroad. There is one handwritten volume of two hundred and fifty pages and a two hundred and seventy-five page typescript copy of the original.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged into one series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Edwin Price (1829-1901), born in Overton, Glamorgan, Wales, was a locomotive engineer who lived in Ludlow, Kenton County, Kentucky. He operated trains along the east coast of the United States.

Administration
Processing Information
Procssed by Robert S. Harding, archivist and Mumia Shimaki-Mbasu, February 1986.
Author
Robert S. Harding and Mumia Shimaki-Mbasu
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated by Miriam Price Taylor in 1958.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research. The original journal/memoir is restricted because it is too fragile to handle. Researchers must use the typescript version of the journal/memoir.
Conditions Governing Use
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.
Preferred Citation
Edwin Price Reminisences, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.

Custodial History
Custodial History
The collection was transferred from the Division of Transportation (now the Division of Work and Industry) on October 18, 1983.

Other Finding Aids
Other Finding Aids
Inventory available.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Reminiscences Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Journals (accounts) Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroads Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroads -- 19th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroad engineers Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Transportation Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives