Public Franchise League records


Public Franchise League records, 1900-1919.

Public Franchise League records


Records of the Public Franchise League, a civic organization of Boston, primarily regarding its position on public utilities and stock ownership laws with regard to Massachusetts railroads and street railways. The records contain financial statements and treasurers' reports, correspondence, clippings, and two scrapbooks, one containing clippings and correspondence concerning a proposed merger between the railroads and the street railroads (1905-1906) and the other regarding the proposed fare increase by the Boston Elevated Railway Company, public ownership of the company, and anti-stock watering laws with regard to new stock by railroads and street railways, including the Bay State Street Railway Company (1916-1919). The records appear to have been collected by Edward A. Filene. Additional correspondents include Louis D. Brandeis.

1 box and 1 oversize box.

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Public Franchise League (Boston, Mass.) (corporateBody)

Bay State Street Railway Company (corporateBody)

Filene, E. A. 1860-1937. (person)

Boston Elevated Railway Company (corporateBody)

The Boston Elevated Railway Company was established in 1894 and replaced successively by the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) in 1947 and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) in 1964. From the description of Newsletter--Co-operation, 1922-1939. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122521238 ...

Brandeis, Louis Dembitz, 1856-1941 (person)

Louis Brandeis (b. November 13, 1856, Louisville, Kentucky – d. October 5, 1941, Washington D.C.) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, serving from 1916 until 1939. Brandeis was the Court’s 67th justice and its first Jewish-American justice. He was the son of immigrants from Bohemia, who came to Kentucky from Prague, then part of the Austrian Empire. He received his LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1877, and before becoming a judge, served as a lawyer at Warren & B...