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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:705 c1880-1916 F327

Samuel Morse Felton railroad engineering reports

Reports, letters and papers on various railroads, including the Baltimore and Ohio; Boston and Maine; Chicago and Alton; Chicago Great Western; Chicago Subway Company; Cincinnati, Chicago, New Orleans and Texas Pacific; Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton; Cleveland, Lorain and Wheeling; Columbus, Hocking Valley and Toledo; Great Northern; Kanawha and Michigan; Kansas City, Pittsburgh and Gulf; Lima Northern; Los Angeles Terminal; Louisville, New Albany and Chicago; Northern Pacific; Ohio River and Charleston; Ohio Southern; St. Louis, Chicago and St. Paul; and Toledo and Ohio Central.


  • circa 1880-1916


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1 linear feet (11 volumes)


Samuel Morse Felton was a railroad executive and civil engineer. He was born in Philadelphia and attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, graduating in 1873. He worked on various railroads and served as the President of the Chicago and Alton Railway from 1899 to 1907. He then served as President of the Chicago Great Western Railroad from 1909 to 1925. Felton was appointed director general of military railways during the First World War.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Samuel Morse Felton railroad engineering reports were received by Baker Library Special Collections as a donation from Samuel M. Felton in 1962.

Related Materials

See the Mss Vertical file for additional Samuel M. Felton papers, 1888-1916 (Mss: 705 c1888-1925 F327).
Felton, Samuel M., (Samuel Morse), 1853-1930. Samuel Morse Felton Railroad Engineering Reports, circa 1880-1916: A Finding Aid
Baker Library Special Collections Staff
August 2017
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Repository Details

Part of the Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University Repository

Baker Library Special Collections holds unique resources that focus on the evolution of business and industry, as well as the records of the Harvard Business School, documenting the institution's development over the last century. These rich and varied collections support research in a diverse range of fields such as business, economic, social and cultural history as well as the history of science and technology.

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