City and Suburban Railway Company papers
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City and Suburban Railway Company papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: City and Suburban Railway Company (Ga.)
Title: City and Suburban Railway Company papers
Dates: 1881-1893
Extent: 1.0 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Identification: MS 0147

Biographical/Historical Note

The City and Suburban Railway Company was organized in 1882 to take over the franchises of the Savannah, Skidaway, and Seaboard Railway. It specialized in developing resort facilities at Thunderbolt, Montgomery, and Isle of Hope. Another railroad involved was the Coast Line Railroad Company. Individuals involved in these papers are George Parsons of New York, President (formerly president of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company), succeeded by James H. Johnston of Savannah, President and Treasurer, David G. Purse, James Atkins, and Maxine J. Des Vergers.

Scope and Content Note

The larger portion of the papers in this collection comprises a record of payments to various firms for supplies and to individuals for wages. These are listed as vouchers and cancelled checks. The remainder of the papers consists of reports, correspondence of James Atkins, Attorney, and negotiations with the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company.

The original arrangement of tied-up bundles has been maintained.

Index Terms

Atkins, James, active 1890.
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company.
Bonds (legal records)
City and Suburban Railway Company (Ga.)
Coast Line Railroad Company (Savannah, Ga.)
Letters (correspondence)
Maps (documents)
Parsons, George, active 1890.
Savannah and Thunderbolt Railroad (Savannah, Ga.)
Vouchers (sales records)

Administrative Information

Custodial History

The papers are believed to have been kept by George Parsons.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], City and Suburban Railway Company papers, MS 147, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of T.W. Dwight, 1977


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List




11-9Items 1-788: Vouchers andItems 1-788: Vouchers and cancelled checks cancelled checks, 1892 March-1893 September. View images: 1 | 2.
Online Inventory Contains Digitized Items


2Item 789: Loose: Double entry ledger, 1892 March-September
Item 790: Loose: Day Book, 1892 March-1893 September
Item 791: Loose: Savannah Bank & Trust Company passbook, 1892 March-1893 October
Items 792-793: Loose: Check stubs, 1892 March-July, 1893 May-June
10Items 794-814: Correspondence and other papers of James Atkins, Attorney, 1881-1890
Regarding Coast Line Railroad stock sold by D.G. Purse and not delivered.
11Items 815-821: Correspondence and other papers of James Atkins, Attorney, 1884-1890
Regarding compensation of his services for George Parsons and Coast Line Railroad Company.
12Items 822-827: Des Vergers Case and Coast Line Railroad Case in the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, 1892 November
13Items 828-834: Coast Line Railroad lands and leases, 1889-1892
14Items 835-839: Various accounts due George Parsons for Coast Line bonds, 1893
15Items 840-845: Coast Line Railroad bonds, 1881-1886
16Items 846-858: Coast Line Railroad notes, receipts, list of voters at Thunderbolt, miscellaneous reports, 1883-1890
17Items 859-866: City and Suburban Railway lands, betterments, 1889
Includes maps and plans; Casey Canal.
18Items 867-880: City and Suburban Railway track reports, 1884-1893
19Items 881-893: City and Suburban Railway fares, insurance, damages, 1884-1890
20Items 894-910: Coast Line Railroad and Savannah and Thunderbolt Railroad bills for iron, 1886-1893
Includes cross-section drawing of floor of bridge on trestle.
21Items 911-912: Miscellaneous reports and letters, improvements and betterments, 1891