Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Providence and Worcester R.R. Account Book, 1851-1899

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0154
Creators:
Providence and Worcester Railroad Company
Dates:
1851-1899
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.15 Cubic feet
1 volume
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
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
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
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
Author
Robert S. Harding, 1985
Custodial History
Collection transferred to the Archives Center from the Division of Transportation (now Division of Work and Industry) through the American History Library), May 1982.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
Processing Information
Collection processed by Robert Harding, 1985

Using the Collection
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.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation
Providence and Worcester R.R. Account Book, 1851-1899, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Railroads -- 19th century Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroads -- Rolling-stock Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Locomotives Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Repairing Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Account books -- 19th century Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rhode Island Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation Corporate Name 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