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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?

Telegram from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt telegrams his sister Anna he will be arriving by 9 o'clock train.

Resource Type: Telegram

Subject: Railroad travel

Date: 1878-02-09

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

In a short letter, Theodore Roosevelt explains to his sister Anna that he is in a hurry because he is late for the train and that he will be arriving at 11 o'clock.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Railroad travel

Date: 1878-11-30

Letter From Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes his sister Anna that he is trying to keep his engagement to Alice Hathaway Lee a secret until Saturday and that his brother Elliot is coming to visit. He wants to know which train Anna will be coming on. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Betrothal; Friendly visiting; Railroad travel; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894; Roosevelt, Alice Lee, 1861-1884

Date: 1880-02-10

For sale again

Description:

Print shows John Kelly carrying a basket labeled "27,000 Votes For Sale," accosting passengers on a "New York Train," seeking buyers. Around the car, men are seated beneath windows labeled "Democratic Nomination Hewitt for Gov.," "Cornell for Gov.," "Folger for Gov.," and "Wadsworth for Gov." They are reading newspapers labeled "Half Breed," "Greenback," "Independent Puck," "Stalwart," and "Machine Paper." Caption: John Kelly Here you are! I'll sell to anybody else, except "blind pool men." How much for the lot?

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Elections; Railroad passenger cars; Railroads--Employees; Patronage, Political; New York (State); Tammany Hall; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Cornell, Alonzo B., 1832-1904; Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Wadsworth, James Wolcott, 1846-1926; Folger, Charles J. (Charles James), 1818-1884

Date: 1882-08-30

The latest novelty

Description:

A mechanical wind-up toy railroad set, with large key, has Jay Gould circling on tracks that lead through a tunnel labeled "Court House" with openings labeled "Front Door" and "Back Door." As Cyrus W. Field turns a crank at center, Gould moves along the track and enters at the "Back Door" of the tunnel, then exits, ahead of a foot labeled "Judge," at the "Front Door." Caption: "The Gould Game" - Kick him out of the front door, and he comes in at the back.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Capitalists and financiers; Monopolies; Judicial process; Mechanical toys; Railroads; Railroad tunnels; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892

Date: 1883-01-10

Gambling with death

Description:

At center, a capitalist sits on money bags labeled "Insurance Money" and leans against several papers labeled "New Policy." He is gambling with the Grim Reaper, while all around them disasters are happening. A panic-stricken crowd flees a burning theater, a hotel and a tenement building are on fire, a side-wheeler steam ship has exploded, an ocean liner sinks, and a railroad train has crashed. At each of these disasters is a notice that states "Heavily Insured." Caption: Too Enterprising American Capitalist - Keep up the game! I can lose nothing - I'm heavily insured.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Grim Reaper (Symbolic character); Insurance; Capitalists and financiers; Gambling; Shipwrecks; Fires; Explosions; Railroad accidents; Death

Date: 1883-01-24

The good monopoly missionaries and the wicked island

Description:

William H. Vanderbilt, Jay Gould, and Cyrus W. Field escape in a small boat from cannibals on an island where they have built a railroad but refused to give the natives a reduced fare rate. The cannibals are angry and demand "5-cent fares." Caption: "After all we have done for them, Brothers, they insist on having 5-cent fares. Let us leave the cannibals to their fate!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Capitalists and financiers; Monopolies; Railroads; Boats and boating in missionary work; Cannibalism; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892; Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885

Date: 1883-02-28

"Take the next car!"

Description:

A streetcar labeled "Republican Protection Line" and "Congress 47" rounds a curve with a crowd of men standing on the rear platform. Among them is the conductor labeled "Keifer" and Frank Hiscock. Uncle Sam, holding a basket with papers labeled "Silver Problem, Pension Reform, Our Navy, Civil Service, [and] Int. Revenue Reform," stands beside the tracks, shaking his umbrella at the passing car as Keifer tells him to "take the next car." With Uncle Sam are a young child labeled "Anti-Monopoly" and a young woman holding an infant labeled "Tariff Reform." The next car on the tracks is labeled "Democratic Puzzle-Line" and "48," which is being pulled by a tired-looking donkey.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Reform movement; Public administration--Political aspects; Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Electric railroads; Keifer, Joseph Warren, 1836-1932; Hiscock, Frank, 1834-1914

Date: 1883-03-07

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Alice Lee Roosevelt

Description:

New York State Assemblyman Theodore Roosevelt informs his wife Alice he has dined with the Rotches. It reminded Roosevelt of when he and Alice went on the Whitney's private train to the Yale-Harvard boat race; Alice was so pretty and fascinating. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Entertaining; Private railroad cars; Compliments

Date: 1883-04-18

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