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Grand Trunk Railway Collection

 Collection
Identifier: mss-108
Materials in the collection deal with the lawsuit brought against the Grand Trunk Railway following a fire on June 17, 1862, in the village of Norton Mills. Claimants alleged the fire, which destroyed a saw-mill and damaged other properties, was started by sparks from the railway's engine. The Collection, arranged chronogically, contains legal papers, correspondence, and memoranda pertaining to the Grand Trunk Company's legal defense.

Dates

  • 1862-1968

Creator

Access:

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights:

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Manuscripts.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet (One box)

Overview

Materials in the collection deal with the lawsuit brought against the Grand Trunk Railway following a fire on June 17, 1862, in the village of Norton Mills.

Physical Location

Library Research Annex; contact uvmsc@uvm.edu for access.

Related Material

The Dale Family Papers manuscript collection, including legal papers of George W. Dale, an attorney for the Grand Trunk Railway Company of Canada.

"Cleveland [sic] v. Grank Trunk Railway, Vermont Records, Vol. 42, pp. 449-462, for the decision of the jury trial in 1869.
Title
Guide to the Grand Trunk Railway Collection, 1862-1968 mss.108
Status
completed
Date
1998
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Vermont Libraries, Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Silver Special Collections Library
48 University Place, Room B201
Burlington Vermont 05405 U.S.A. US
(802) 656-2138
(802) 656-4038 (Fax)