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1Title:  Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company Correspondence     
 Creator:  Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company 
 Dates:  1869-1874 
 Abstract:  The Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company is one of the oldest railroads in America, the Chesapeake and Ohio was created by an act of the Virginia legislature in 1826. Known as the Louisa Railroad prior to 1868, a major source of the C & O's income was for many years hauling coal from the coal fields of Virginia and West Virginia to ports along the Potomac River and to industries in the midwest. During the 1920s, the C & O was owned by the Van Sweringen brothers, with corporate offices in Cleveland's Terminal Tower. Cyrus Eaton served as chairman of the board for nearly 20 years beginning in 1954. In 1962, the C & O was merged with the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad to create the Chessie System, which, along with Seaboard Coastline Industries, make up the CSX Corporation. The collection consists of business letters received by H.D. Whitcomb, chief engineer, Richmond, Virginia, 1869-1871; and letters received by A.H. Perry, general superintendent, C.P. Huntington, president, and J.J. Tracy, treasurer, 1872-1874. 
 Call #:  MS 1089 
 Extent:  1.00 linear feet (3 containers) 
 Subjects:  Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company. | Railroad companies -- United States. | Railroads -- United States -- Management.
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2Title:  Devereux Family Papers     
 Creator:  Devereux Family 
 Dates:  1808-1932 
 Abstract:  John Devereux was a sea captain of Marblehead, Mass. John H. Devereux was an American Civil War general, engineer, railroad executive, and philanthropist, of Cleveland, Ohio. Henry K. Devereux was an engineer, real estate agent, industrialist, philanthropist, and harness-horse fancier, of Cleveland. The collection consists of correspondence, diaries, business, financial, and legal documents, genealogical data, ship's logs, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, and other papers, of John Devereux, John H. Devereux, and Henry K. Devereux. Bulk of the collection relates to railroad construction and John H. Devereux's career with several railroads. Includes records (1895-1916) of the Gentlemen's Driving Club, and material relating to Henry K. Devereux's interest in trotting horses and harness racing and his activities as an official of several businesses. The collection also documents the role played by the railroad for the Union during the American Civil War. 
 Call #:  MS 2415 
 Extent:  25.0 linear feet (54 containers and 28 oversize volumes) 
 Subjects:  Devereux family. | Logbooks. | Ship's papers. | Railroads -- United States -- Construction. | Railroads -- United States -- Management. | Railroad companies -- United States. | Harness racing -- United States. | Harness racehorses -- United States. | Horse-racing -- United States. | Horses -- United States -- Breeding. | Race horses -- United States. | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Sources.
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