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Toledo, St. Louis and Western compensation case papers

 Collection — Folder: S2384
Identifier: S2384

Scope and Contents

This collection contains legal correspondence and documents ranging from January 1920 to March 1921 regarding the claim for just compensation by the Toledo, St. Louis and Western Railroad Company and the company's receiver, Walter L. Ross. The declaration was brought before the Board of Referees appointed by the Interstate Commerce Commission, namely Winthrop M. Daniels, Henry C. Keene, and John J. Hickey. Organized in a folder from the Office of General Counsel, United States Railroad Administration, the items are arranged with the most recent document first and the oldest at the end. Correspondents include Alfred G. Hagerty, counsel for the Toledo, St. Louis and Western Railroad Company; Nathan Matthews, R. S. Marshall, Larue Brown, E. Marvin Underwood, and James C. Davis of the United States Railroad Administration; and Daniels and Hickey of the Board of Referees.


  • 1920-1921

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 Toledo, St. Louis and Kansas City Railroad Company was incorporated in Ohio on June 19, 1886. The railroad company was a consolidation of the following companies: the Toledo, Dupont and Western Railway of Ohio; the Bluffton, Kokomo and Southwestern Railroad Company of Indiana; and the Toledo, Charleston and St. Louis Railroad Company of Illinois. In April 1898, a decree of foreclosure was entered, and the company was reorganized in 1900 as the Toledo, St. Louis and Western Railroad Company. In 1923, the Toledo, St. Louis and Western merged with the New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad, known as the Nickel Plate. The Nickel Plate later became part of the Norfolk and Western and in 1982, Norfolk and Western and the Southern Railway merged and became Norfolk Southern.


Ohio. Commissioner of Railroads and Telegraphs. Thirty-sixth Annual Report of the Commissioner of Railroads and Telegraphs to the Governor of the State of Ohio for the Year 1903. Springfield, OH: Springfield Publishing Co., State Printers, 1904.

Simons, Richard S. and Francis H. Parker. Railroads of Indiana. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1997.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a purchase from the Museum Book Company on 1947/02/14.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2022/07/25 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2022/07/25 by Laura Eliason.
Toledo, St. Louis and Western compensation case papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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