locked Southern Railway Presidents' Files - Index to years 1871-1896

George Eichelberger

There are 70 indexes for the 17,000+ files in Southern Railway Presidents’ Files collection in the SRHA Archives.

Here is the current version of one of those 70 for the period from 1871 to 1895, just prior to the formation of the Southern and for the beginning of the Samuel Spencer administration. Very (!) few of these files have been scanned but they can be reviewed at the archives. If funding could be found to pay a research assistant, it may be possible to research and scan files on request but that is not possible at this point except for limited cases.

When we can restart archives work sessions, one project will be to edit the indices against the content of each file and to find/correct misfiled or misidentified items in each file. (Volunteers are certainly welcome!)