Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation Company records, circa 1900-1918  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation Company
Title
Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation Company records
Dates
circa 1900-1918 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.6 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection Number
5154
Summary
Correspondence, court papers, engineering blueprint, and logs of materials loaded and unloaded by the Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation Company, which operated rail lines in the Pacific Northwest
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Oregon Railway and Navigation Company began in the 1860s and officially incorporated in 1879. It operated a rail line between Portland, Oregon and eastern Oregon and Washington states. On July 16, 1896, the company reorganized as the Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company. After first leasing some lines from the company in 1887, Union Pacific purchased a majority stake of Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company in 1898. In late 1910, the line became a subsidiary of Union Pacific under the name of Washington-Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company. The company was fully absorbed by Union Pacific in 1936.

The railroad was represented by the Bogle firm (in various forms of name) in Seattle.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, court papers, and engineering blueprint of the Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation Company, as well as logs of materials loaded and unloaded by company under its earlier name, the Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Restrictions may exist on copying, quotation, or publication. Contact Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries for details.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 5154-001: Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation Company records, circa 1906-1918Return to Top

.42 cubic foot (1 box)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, court papers, and an engineering blueprint primarily concerning a land condemnation suit in Seattle at Western Avenue. The accession also includes similar materials on other aspects of the railroad's business in Western Washington.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Barbara Glenn, 6/11/1999.

Description
Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation Company records

Accession No. 5154-002: Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company records, circa 1900-1904Return to Top

0.18 cubic feet (1 box)

Scope and Content: Six books with calf bindings related to the Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company. Five of the volumes contain lists of daily records of materials loaded and unloaded by the Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company. Each volume measures approximately 4.5 inches by 7 inches and contains approximately 90 pages. Books number 1 through 5 belonged to R. W. Fletcher, an engineer from Pendleton, Oregon, who worked in the Bridges and Building department of the company. Book number 1 contains information about the route from Portland to Troutdale, from Cascade Locks to Dalles, and from Pendleton to Huron. Book number 2 describes Huron to North Powder. Book number 3 contains information about the route from North Powder to Huntington. Book number 4 logs the route from The Dalles to Barnhart, and book number 5 describes Barnhart to Pendleton.

A sixth volume, of the same size and binding as the other five, contains simple lined sheets instead of the official "record of material" pages in the other volumes. This volume is entitled "Columbia River Miscellaneous Notes, F. C. Schubert, Diary of Gerald Bagnall, Assistant Engineer, Survey of 1900." The first third of the volume is filled with pencil and ink manuscript field notes related to the surveying of areas around the Columbia River. The remainder of the volume does not contain any writing or information.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Status of creator's copyrights is unknown; restrictions may exist on copying, quotation, or publication. Users are responsible for researching copyright status before use.

Acquisition Info: Appears to have been purchased.

Description
Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company records

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Railroad companies--Oregon
  • Railroad companies--Washington (State)
  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon Railway and Navigation Company--Archives
  • Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation Company--Archives
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Business correspondence
  • Records (Documents)
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Oregon Railway and Navigation Company, (creator)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)