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The Papers of Charles Haskell

The following is a collection of papers from an early GN surveyor. Thanks to John Phillips III of NPRHA for this interesting resource tip.

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National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC)

Author: Haskell, Charles Frederick Beals, 1856-1895.
Title: Charles Frederick Beals Haskell papers, 1889-1892.
Description: .5 linear foot (1 box)
Notes: Charles Frederick Beals Haskell (1856-1895) was an engineer for the Great Northern Railroad. Collection consists of correspondence, account books, printed matter, and other papers. Letters, 1889-1891, include ones from Haskell to his wife while he was searching for a pass across the Rocky Mountains in Montana and the Cascades in Washington; and letters, 1889-1892, from Haskell's superior, E.H. Beckler. Also, account book kept while on trips; scrapbook of clippings concerning Haskell's death; account book related to the Montana Central Railroad Company; and loose items such as notes, letter and inventory.

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Haskell's letters to his wife were published in 1948 under the title: On Reconnaissance for the Great Northern.


Haskell, Charles Frederick Beals, 1856-1895.
Great Northern Railway Company (U.S.)
Montana Central Railroad Company.
Railroads -- Montana.
Railroads -- Washington (State)
Northwest, Pacific -- Description and travel. Scrapbooks. aat
Account books. aat
Engineers. lcsh
Other authors:
Beckler, E. H.
Location: Rare Books and Manuscripts Division, The New York Public Library, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018.

Control No.: NYPW89-A545