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James A. Millholland Collection, 1866-1899

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Collector:
Millholland, James A. fl. 1860s-1900
Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI
Subject:
Millholland, James A (Sr.) 1812-1875
Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Co
George's Creek and Cumberland Railroad (Cumberland, Md.)
Physical description:
0.3 cu. ft
1 box
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Notebooks
Clippings
Correspondence
Place:
Cumberland (Md.)
Date:
1866
1866-1899
19th century
1860-1900
1850-1900
1930-1950
Notes:
Millholland was a railroad executive: General Manager and later President of the George's Creek and Cumberland Railroad, Cumberland, Maryland. His father, James Millholland, 1812-1875, railway master mechanic, is well known for his invention of many railway mechanisms. Several of his innovations were adopted as standard practice by the railroad industry. His association with the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company as master machinist spanned fifty years in the early development of the American railroad.
Summary:
Biographical material, including notebooks, 1866, 1873, 1882, and 1886; correspondence, 1867-1899, both from and to James A. Millholland regarding a trip to England and purchase and shipment of railroad rails; photographs; blueprints, drawings, and templates of rail head sections, wheel flanges, and locomotive tires, 1884-1905; and news clippings regarding Millholland's patents and locomotive engines.
Cite as:
James A. Millholland Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Washington, D.C
Topic:
Locomotives
Railroads
Railroad mechanisms
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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