Michigan Central Railroad Company records 1837-1921


Michigan Central Railroad Company records, 1837-1921

Michigan Central Railroad Company records 1837-1921

Letterbooks, 1883-1921, of company president and general manager (outgoing only); administrative records, including contracts, financial papers, and miscellanea; manuscript and printed agreements between MCR and other railway lines; volumes of letters received, 1846 and 1860 (fragmentary); time books, 1853-1872, detailing hours and wages on the Detroit-Chicago section of the railroad; and miscellaneous scattered correspondence of Alpheus Felch, James F. Joy, and William Woodbridge.

25.3 linear feet (26 boxes)


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Joy, James F. (James Frederick), 1810-1896

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James F. Joy was born in Durham, New Hampshire in December 1810. He was a teacher in a country school before entering Harvard Law School. Joy was an instructor of Latin at Dartmouth College. He came to Detroit in 1836 and was admitted to the Michigan Bar one year later. For many years, beginning in 1837, he was a law partner of George F. Porter, in the firm Joy & Porter. Joy presently became involved in banking matters, and, in about the 1840s, in railroad activities, which were to dominate ...

Woodbridge, William, 1780-1861

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Woodbridge was born in Conn. on Aug. 20, 1780. He served in several high Ohio political positions before moving to Michigan. Woodbridge served as Secretary and Acting Governor of the Territory of Michigan, 1812-1828; Collector of Customs at Detroit, 1814- ; Michigan Territory's first delegate in Congress, 1819-1820; Justice of the Territorial Supreme Court, 1828-1832; Delegate from the 1st District (Detroit) to the Constitutional Convention of 1835; Senator from the 1st District, 1838-1839; Gove...

Felch, Alpheus, 1804-1896

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Resident of Houlton, Maine, later Monroe and Ann Arbor, Michigan; Michigan state supreme court justice, 1842-1845, Democratic governor, 1846-1847, and United States senator, 1847-1853. From the description of Alpheus Felch papers, 1817-1896. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34419272 Lawyer, Governor of Michigan, and U. S. Senator from Michigan. Born in Limerick, Me., Sept. 28, 1804; graduated from Bowdoin,1827; studied law, was admitted ...

Michigan Central Railroad Company

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On March 20, 1837, legislation providing for work to proceed on three railroads and two canals in Michigan became law. One of the railroads -- the central -- was to connect Detroit and St. Joseph through the second tier of counties. Based upon preliminary work already done by the Detroit and St. Joseph Railroad Company (whose rights and properties were purchased by the state), the railroad was able to begin operation (at least as far as Dearborn) by the end of 1837. In 1846, the central railroad...