Savannah, Florida, and Western Railway letter
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Savannah, Florida, and Western Railway letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Savannah, Florida, and Western Railway (Ga.)
Title: Savannah, Florida, and Western Railway letter
Dates: 1881
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 2084

Biographical/Historical Note

Henry B. Plant purchased the Atlantic and Gulf Railroad in November 1879 at a foreclosure sale and promptly organized the Savannah, Florida, and Western Railway on 9 December 1879 to operate the line. The railway was then bought by Atlantic Coast Line Railroad in 1902.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains one letter written on 20 March 1881 from an anonymous sender to his boss at the Savannah, Florida, and Western Railway regarding an accident that occurred on the railway near the Savannah River, which resulted in the loss of his job. In this letter, the sender is pleading with the recipient to take into account his previous service to the company and how this accident could have been avoided.


Index Terms

Letters (correspondence)
Railroads--Georgia--Savannah.
Savannah, Florida, and Western Railway (Ga.)

Administrative Information

Processing information

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Restrictions

Access restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2008 Archives-Basic Projects grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.