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Abstract Collection includes correspondence, diaries, financial papers, receipts, memo books, printed items, and photos of Cyrus Washburn Wicker (1814-1887), merchant, of North Ferrisburgh, Vt., his wife, Maria Delight Wicker (1817-1903), and their sons, Henry C. Wicker (1839-1907) and Cassius M. Wicker (1844-1913), who traveled west to work for and manage various western railroads. Includes correspondence of Augustus C. French (1808-1864), attorney and Governor of Illinois (1846-1853) with his wife,...
Dates: 1818-1965; Majority of material found within 1861-1896
- Subject: Railroads--History--United States X