Sprague, Frank J. (Frank Julian), 1857-1934

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Frank Julian Sprague (1857-1934) was an inventor and engineer known as the "father of electric traction" for his creation of the first city-wide electric streetcar system and the development of the multiple-unit system for electric railroads.

From the description of Frank J. Sprague papers, 1874-1939. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122363989

From the guide to the Frank J. Sprague papers, 1874-1939, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

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creatorOf Sprague, Frank J. (Frank Julian), 1857-. Frank J. Sprague papers, 1874-1939. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Pennsylvania Power & Light Company. Predecessor and subsidiary companies. Edison Electric Illuminating companies. Records 1882-1921. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Henry Villard business papers, 1862-1928 (inclusive), 1870-1900 (bulk) Baker Library, Harvard Business School
referencedIn Oswald Garrison Villard papers, 1872-1949. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Thomas Clarksay letter to Frank J. Sprague, 1931 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Frank J. Sprague papers, 1874-1939 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
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associatedWith Clarksay, Thomas person
associatedWith Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931. person
associatedWith General Electric Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Great Northern Railway Company (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Great Northern Railway (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith New York Central Railroad. corporateBody
associatedWith New York Central Railroad Company corporateBody
associatedWith Pennsylvania Power & Light Company. Predecessor and subsidiary companies. Edison Electric Illuminating companies. corporateBody
associatedWith Southern Pacific Railroad. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Naval Consulting Board. corporateBody
associatedWith Villard, Henry, 1835-1900 person
correspondedWith Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949 person
associatedWith Wilgus, William J. (William John), 1865-1949. person
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Railroads--Automatic train control
Electric railroads
Transportation engineering
Street-railroads
Electrification
Elevators
Urban transportation
Railroads--Electrification
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Inventors
Engineers
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Birth 1857-07-25

Death 1934-10-25

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