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From personal memoirs of David S. Stanley. p. 244

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In a letter taken from his memoir, Colonel Stanley summarizes the 1873 Yellowstone expedition of the Army to create a railroad survey of the Yellowstone River region. 

Resource Type: Research

Subject: Military campaigns; Letters; Railroads--Surveys; North Dakota--Fort Rice; Missouri River; North Dakota--Heart River; United States--Yellowstone River; North Dakota--Badlands; Northern Pacific Railroad Company; United States. Army

Date: 1873-09-25?

The great rival advertising shows to "boom up" stocks

Description:

Print shows three "advertising" sideshows, on the left, the "Great Northern Pacific R.R. Show Patronized by the European Aristocracy" with Henry Villard as the barker and Carl Schurz playing a drum. Includes portraits hanging on the side of the tent showing a "Famous German Painter engaged at a cost of $15,000!!!", a "Celebrated German Author, A Live German Baron!!, British Interests Member of Parliament, A Genuine English Lord, the real article, Bavarian General, [and] English Aristocrat." On the right is the "Great Yellowstone Park Show" with "Uncle Rufus Hatch" as barker and Charles A. Dana playing the trombone; includes portraits hanging on the side of the tent showing a "Scout, Arthur's Cabinet [Robert Todd Lincoln], Little "Phil" Sheridan, Great American General, [and] President Arthur" fishing. At center, in the background, is the "Western Union Show" with Jay Gould sitting in front of a tent labeled "Happy Family Inside." Between the sideshows are several well-dressed, serious-minded men, one labeled "Investor", considering the merits of each show before investing. Caption: Showman Villard "Step up and invest! Here you have English lords, German barons, foreign authors, bankers, poets - all imported expressly for this show, at enormous expense!" / Uncle Rufus "Here you are! This is the only genuine patriotic American show. Put your money here!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Sideshows; Venture capital; Capitalists and financiers; Northern Pacific Railroad Company; Stock Market (Firm); Villard, Henry, 1835-1900; Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; Hatch, Rufus, 1832-

Date: 1883-09-05

The two dromios

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Print shows an American cowboy talking to a British nobleman who is standing on papers labeled "Brutality, Vulgarity, Insolence, Arrogance, Selfishness, [and] Boorishness", with an "Invitation N. Pacific R.R. Opening - Villard" extending from a pocket. In the background is a railroad car labeled "Parlor Car Villard Excursion."  Caption: American Cowboy to British Nobleman (Villard Variety) "Methinks, thou art my mirror!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Cowboys; Nobility; Manners and customs; Railroad passenger cars; Northern Pacific Railroad Company; Villard, Henry, 1835-1900

Date: 1883-10-10

Letter from William D. Washburn to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

William D. Washburn is offering to set up a meeting between President Roosevelt and Charles S. Mellen, the President of the Northern Pacific Railroad. Washburn tells Roosevelt that Mellen would have much of interest and value to say on the situation of the railroads and other topics.  He promises to keep this idea confidential.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Meetings; Railroads; New York (State)--New York; Northern Pacific Railroad Company; Mellen, Charles S. (Charles Sanger), 1851-1927

Date: 1902-04-15

Letter from Charles S. Mellen to George B. Cortelyou

Description:

Charles S. Mellen will be in Washington, D.C., on Thursday and can meet with President Roosevelt any time before 3 p.m. His arrival was delayed so he did not respond to Roosevelt's letter until his arrival and receipt.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Meetings; Northern Pacific Railroad Company

Date: 1902-04-22

Telegram from Charles S. Mellen to George B. Cortelyou

Description:

Charles S. Mellen will be in Washington, D.C., on Thursday and can meet with President Roosevelt any time before 3 p.m.

Resource Type: Telegram

Subject: Meetings; Northern Pacific Railroad Company

Date: 1902-04-22

President Mellen for Roosevelt

Description:

President Charles Mellen of the Northern Pacific Railroad announced to his friends that he is supporting President Roosevelt for the Republican nomination and will contribute $10,000 to the Republican campaign fund. This was surprising to many since Roosevelt was trying to dissolve the Northern Securities Company of which the Northern Pacific Railroad is a part. 

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Presidents--Nomination; Campaign funds; Antitrust law--Political aspects; Business and politics; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Northern Securities Company; Northern Pacific Railroad Company; Mellen, Charles S. (Charles Sanger), 1851-1927; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913

Date: 1903-06-11?

Roosevelt country

Description:

An article discussing the shortcomings of Theodore Roosevelt and how he lacks the ability to be an honest representation of the people. Henry Loomis Nelson discusses Roosevelt's shortcomings as well as those who support him.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Minnesota--Duluth; Wisconsin--Superior; Great Northern Railway Company (U.S.); Northern Pacific Railroad Company; Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1903-08-04

Letter from Charles S. Mellen to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Charles S. Mellen, president of the Northern Pacific Railroad Company, pledges his support to President Roosevelt for next year's election.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Presidents--Election; Business and politics; Northern Pacific Railroad Company

Date: 1903-10-08

Mellen, Charles Sanger

Description:

Railway employment history of Charles S. Mellen.

Resource Type: Report

Subject: Railroads--Employees; Northern Pacific Railroad Company; Mellen, Charles S. (Charles Sanger), 1851-1927

Date: 1904-03-11

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