John H. Innes Papers
Description: The John H. Innes Papers is a small collection consisting of rough notes, newspaper clippings, and a small scrapbook and drafts. More specifically, the collection consists of a small notebook titled “MEMORANDA RELATING TO THE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE LONG ISLAND R.R. SYSTEM”. These notes and memoranda were probably gathered over the years 1910 to 1921 and are in the form of a chronology, said chronology listing special events in the Rail Road’s history. Mr. Innes also utilized several loose miscellaneous documents such as bank statements to jot down more memoranda. A letter dated Feb. 18, 1919 from the Long Island Rail Road to Mr. Innes commenting favorably on a manuscript concerning the Rail Road’s history is also included. No doubt, the material in the notebook was in writing the historical sketch alluded to in the letter. Mr. Innes may have been one of the very first individuals seriously interested in the history of the Rail Road.
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