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F. W. Doolittle Railroad Collection

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Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

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Doolittle, F. W. (Frederick William), 1883-1950

Frederick William Doolittle (Princeton Class of 1905) was a consultant on the cost of railway operation for the Wisconsin Railroad Commission, an executive with the North American Company, a public utilities company, a director of the American Electric Railway, and an independent consultant.

The collection consists of miscellaneous railroad material collected by Doolittle (Princeton Class of 1905), including reports on electrification, cost analyses, and operating expenses. The reports reflect those periods in Doolittle's career when he was a consultant on the cost of railway operation for the Wisconsin Railroad Commission, an executive with the North American Company, a public utilities company, a director of the American Electric Railway, and an independent consultant.

This is an unprocessed collection and remains in its original arrangement.

Gift of Mrs. F.W. Doolittle.

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This is an unprocessed collection. The contents list provided is a preliminary inventory.

The collection inventory was created by Michael Heist in August 2007.

No appraisal information is available.

Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
2007
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Collection is open for research use.

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Collection Inventory

Reports on electrification of railroads, dates not examined. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Cost analyses, dates not examined. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Switching reports, dates not examined. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Railway mail, dates not examined. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Cost analyses, dates not examined. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

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