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Cincinnati, Louisville and East Tennessee Railroad records,, 1858

Part of Cincinnati, Louisville and East Tennessee Railroad records,

kukm1m58m1 Cincinnati, Louisville and East Tennessee Railroad records, 1858-1891 58M1 Finding aid prepared by Ida Sell University of Kentucky Special Collections Special Collections Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 (859) 257-8611 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 16 Feb 2011 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-04-29T10:51-0400 Description is in English. Describing Archives: A Content Standard Cincinnati, Louisville and East Tennessee Railroad records, 58M1 University of Kentucky Special Collections 0.23 Cubic feet 1 box 1858-1891 The Cincinnati, Louisville and East Tennessee records consist of financial statements, balance sheets, receipts for bills and correspondence concerning the railroad. Cincinnati, Louisville and East Tennessee Railroad. Custodial History note Howard, Mrs. Peyton, gift. Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open for research by appointment. Conditions Governing Use note The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections. Preferred Citation note 58M1: [identification of item] Cincinnati, Louisville and East Tennessee Railroad records, 1858-1891, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Historical note The Cincinnati, Louisville and East Tennessee Railroad was chartered by the Kentucky Legislature in 1867. The charter was granted in response to the city of Cincinnati's need for permission to build a road connecting it with the south, and specifically with the east Tennessee cities of Knoxville and Chattanooga. The new railroad's rights under the charter were restricted, however, and the Kentucky Central Railroad declined to be identified with the scheme. Little came of the venture, and it was the Cincinnati Southern Railway that was eventually successful in forging a rail link with the south through the Kentucky bluegrass region. Arrangement note Collection is arranged by subject. Scope and Contents note The Cincinnati, Louisville and East Tennessee records consist of financial statements, balance sheets, receipts for bills and correspondence concerning the railroad. Included are statements of finance and balance sheets for the period 1858-1876, an 1861 statement by the engineer in charge of the railroad, W. A. Gunn, several notarized statements of agreement to serve on the board of directors of the railroad, executed in Boyle county and Covington, Ky., letters from W. A. Gunn, in his capacity as secretary of the railroad, to William Ernst, written in 1876, and numerous bills and receipts from Lexington, Ky. merchants for goods and services rendered between 1884 and 1891. The papers document early attempts to join Cincinnati by rail with southern states and southern Atlantic ports, and also provide considerable information on the identification of Lexington merchants in the late 19th century. Conditions Governing Access note Collection is arranged chronologically. Cincinnati Southern Railway Company. Ernst, William Gunn, W.A. Kentucky Central Railroad Compant. Business records--Kentucky. Railroad companies--United States. Railroads and state--Kentucky. Railroads--Kentucky. Railroads. W.A. Gunn's papers, 1 1 1876 May 1-1890 March 3 Financial Statements, 1 2 1858-1876 Lexington Businesses-Bills and Receipts, 1 3 1884-1886 Lexington Businesses-Bills and Receipts, 1 4 1887-1888 Lexington Businesses-Bills and Receipts, 1 5 1889 Lexington Businesses-Bills and Receipts, 1 6 1890 Lexington Businesses-Bills and Receipts, 1 7 1891 Cincinnati, Louisville and East Tennessee Railroad records,