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New Acquisitions for December 2014

January 15, 2015

Manuscript Collections


  • MS 430.  Beinecke (Bridgette) papers, 5 feet (6 boxes) of historic preservation research files compiled by architect Bridgette Beinecke


  • MS 428. Gene Elder papers, 1.5 linear feet of photographs, correspondence, exhibit documents, artwork, and AV materials.
  • MS 421.  Brown and Lane Family papers, 1 linear foot of Lane famil
    y correspondence.
  • MS 67. Hattie Elam Briscoe papers, 1 framed photograph and program (.5 linear feet).

Rare Books: 32 Titles [December Title List]

Press and the People on the Importance of a Southern Line of Railway to the Pacific and In Favor of Government Aid to the Texas and Pacific RailwayHighlight:

THE PRESS AND THE PEOPLE ON THE IMPORTANCE OF A SOUTHERN LINE OF RAILWAY TO THE PACIFIC AND IN FAVOR OF GOVERNMENT AID TO THE TEXAS AND PACIFIC RAILWAY. Philadelphia: McLaughlin Brothers’ Book and Job Printing Establishment, 1875. 9 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ in printed wrappers. 72 pp., index. Colonel Benton’s speech in favor of a Southern Pacific Railroad; Message of Governor Porter of Tennessee, on the Texas and Pacific Railway; Resolutions of the National and State Granges; list of the various commercial bodies which have appealed to Congress to help the Texas and Pacific Railway; views expressed by Calhoun, Clay, Douglass, Polk and Sumner; statement showing the amount expended by the government for public works and railroads in each state and territory of the Union; subsidies to Pacific Railroads; the snow blockade on the Central Pacific; various newspaper extracts from various states showing support for government aid to the Texas and Pacific Railway; etc. The Texas Grange supported state aid to economic development as indicated in a quote by W.W. Lang, master of the Texas State Grange, in which he endorsed state aid to the Texas and Pacific Railroad. He felt that the railroad would provide protection against the Indians and help meet the needs for commercial facilities and avenues of trade in the “poverty-stricken South.” [description provided by bookseller]

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