Nov 17, 2016 - Sale 2432

Sale 2432 - Lot 221

Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
(MICHIGAN.) Reed, Samuel Benedict. Cash journal for construction of Michigan Central Railroad west of Kalamazoo. 43 manuscript pages. 4to, contemporary 1/4 calf, moderate wear, partly disbound; at least 2 manuscript leaves torn out after page 43. Vp, March to December 1847

Additional Details

Lists payments to contractors for rails, ties, excavation (by the cubic yard), and mucking, and occasionally more sophisticated work such as turntables or brickwork for a culvert (both on page 18). The contractors are named, and sometimes also the location of the work.