Papers of William S. Mellen, 1889.


Papers of William S. Mellen, 1889.

The collection consists of letters, telegrams and newspaper clippings related to the Johnstown Flood. The telegrams and letters concern the fate of the Mellens and subsequent congratulations from friends on their escape. A large collection of newspaper clippings gives further details of the flood and its aftermath.

40 pieces.1 case.


SNAC Resource ID: 6766521

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Mellen, William P. (person)

William S. Mellen of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was general manager of the Wisconsin Central Railway Company. He was traveling with his daughter, Gertrude, from Chicago to Washington when their train was trapped in the Johnstown (Pennsylvania) Flood on May 31, 1889. From the description of Papers of William S. Mellen, 1889. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122564720 ...

Wisconsin Central Railway Company (corporateBody)