Fort Wayne and Southern Railroad
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Folder: S2907
Scope and Contents The collection consists of a handwritten ledger book of labor for construction of the Fort Wayne and Southern Railroad in Blackford County, Indiana, in 1854, listing the names of workers along with the days and hours each worked. Additional notes are included for 1868. The time book was kept by David Miller Mercer, who was one of the investors in the railroad.
Dates: 1854, 1868
Collection — Folder: S1856
Scope and Contents This collection includes a stock certificate for 100 shares in the Fort Wayne and Southern Railroad purchased by a James Taggart. Dated November 21, 1854, the certificate is signed by company president William H. Holman and secretary David T. Haines.
Scope and Contents This collection contains personal and business papers and correspondence of William F. Jones ranging from 1827 to 1890. The correspondence regards Jones’s land and business interest in Blackford and Delaware County and his work on the Fort Wayne and Southern Railroad. There is also information regarding state and national politics, receipts, and a girl’s diary. Correspondents include Jones’s family in Ohio, his daughter and son-in-law, Thomas Dowling, William H. English, Andrew J....