Robert Marshall Hannum vs. The Wilmington City Railroad company papers
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Overview and metadata sections
Eleven handwritten accident reports, eye witness accounts, and court declaration make up this small collection documenting an accident involving a horse-drawn wagon, driven by Robert Marshall Hannum, and Wilmington City Railroad Co. trolley car no. 15, on February 22, 1901 . Also included is the subsequent lawsuit brought by Mr. Hannum. Documentation includes accident reports completed by the conductor of the car, Adolph Edwards, and by the car’s motorman, William Anseaume, as well as the reports from five individuals who witnessed the accident. . An accident report for a separate and unrelated incident, which occurred on February 21, 1901, is also included in the collection. This accident involved a horse and wagon owned by a Miss Price, but driven by an unidentified individual, and Wilmington Railroad Co. car no. 25. This accident report was completed by motorman T. L. Daniels.
Box 4, F0105: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0098 manuscript boxes
Gift of Mrs. Shirley E. Foster, 2001.
Collection processed by Anita Wellner, March 2001. Finding aid encoded by Tiffany Saulter, August 2015.
- University of Delaware Library Special Collections
- Finding Aid Author
- University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
- Finding Aid Date
- 2015 August 28
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