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Albert N. Harbert Railroadiana Collection Edit




  • 1867-1937 (Creation)
  • 1860-1900 (Creation)


  • 1.00 linear foot (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    Correspondence and printed documents such as timetables, train orders, and rate sheets relating primarily to the Burlington, Cedar Rapids, and Northern Railway Company of Iowa.

  • Scope and Contents

    This gathering of railroadiana primarily concerns the Burlington, Cedar Rapids, and Northern Railway Company of Iowa, a railroad which became part of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company in 1903. This road is documented with items such as timetables, circulars, rate sheets, tariff agreements, train orders, and miscellaneous printed material. There is also correspondence dating from 1867 to 1918, including letters from William B. Allison, John I. Blair, Joseph W. Blythe, Ransom R. Cable, Samuel M. Clark, Robert G. Cousins, Jonathan P. Dolliver, Francis M. Drake, Albert G. Greene, David B. Henderson, Marvin Hughitt, Charles J. Ives, Charles R. Keyes, John Fletcher Lacey, Roswell Miller, Charles E. Perkins and Leslie M. Shaw.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Albert N. Harbert was born in 1868 to Perry and Hannah Harbert of Shellsburg, Benton County, Iowa. His parents farmed one of the largest and most prosperous farms in Benton County. Harbert was for a time an assistant cashier for a bank in Shellsburg. He lived at one time or another in each of these Iowa cities: Shellsburg, Cedar Rapids, and Iowa City. Albert Harbert is the author of a number of journal articles concerning railroading and Iowa history.

  • Method of Acquisition

    This collection was purchased by the University of Iowa in 1984.

  • Preferred Citation

    Albert N. Harbert Railroadiana Collection, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa.