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Indiana, Bloomington and Western Railway Company mortgage certificate

 Collection — Folder: S2380
Identifier: S2380

Scope and Contents

This collection include a trustee's certificate of a $1,000.00 first mortgage for the Indiana, Bloomington and Western Railway Company. The mortgage was to pay 7 percent interest and the principal was payable in A.D. 1900. The circa 1880 certificate was never given a number or signed by the president of the Central Trust Company of New York.


  • circa 1880


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Historical Note

The Indianapolis, Bloomington and Western Railway was opened in October 1869 and operated trips between Indianapolis, Indiana and Peoria, Illinois. The railway was reorganized in August 1879 as the Indiana, Bloomington and Western Railway. On March 24, 1881, an agreement to merge the railway with the Ohio, Indiana and Pacific Railway was reached and an extension was completed to Springfield, Ohio in 1883. Five years later, the company went into receivership and was sold in March 1887.


New Carlisle News. "The Indiana, Bloomington and Western Railroad Through New Carlisle 1882-1976." Accessed July 19, 2022.

"Notice of Sale of the Indiana, Bloomington and Western Railway." Indianapolis Journal (Ind.), March 5, 1887.

Sanders, Craig. Limiteds, Locals, and Expresses in Indiana, 1838-1971. Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press, 2003.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection consists of one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a purchase from Argosy on 1945/09/19.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2022/07/19 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2022/07/19 by Laura Eliason.
Indiana, Bloomington and Western Railway Company mortgage certificate
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.