Guide to the Edwin Price Reminiscences
NMAH.AC.0070

Administrative Information

Repository Information

Archives Center, National Museum of American History

P.O. Box 37012
 Suite 1100, MRC 601
 Washington, D.C., 20013-7012
 Phone: 202-633-3270
 archivescenter@si.edu

http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives/

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research. The original journal/memoir is restricted because it is too fragile to handle. Researchers must use the typescript version of the journal/memoir.

Conditions Governing Use note

Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Custodial History note

The collection was transferred from the Division of Transportation (now the Division of Work and Industry) on October 18, 1983.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The collection was donated by Miriam Price Taylor in 1958.

Processing Information note

Procssed by Robert S. Harding, archivist and Mumia Shimaki-Mbasu, February 1986.

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Summary Information

Repository
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Creator - Creator
Price, Edwin, (locomotive engineer), 1829-1901
Creator
Taylor, Miriam Price
Title
Edwin Price Reminiscences
ID
NMAH.AC.0070
Date
1893
Extent
.30 Cubic feet, 1 box
Language
English
Language of Materials note
Collection is in English.
Abstract
The collection documents handwritten reminiscences of Edwin Price's experiences operating steam engines.

Preferred Citation note

Edwin Price Reminisences, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.

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Biographical/Historical note

Edwin Price (1829-1901), born in Everton, Wales, was a locomotive engineer who lived in Fudlow, Kentucky. He operated trains along the east coast of the United States.

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Scope and Contents note

These handwritten reminiscences are recollections of Edwin Price's experiences operating steam engines. The reminiscences document Price’s experiences with repair work he performed on the trains he operated as well as recollections of his superiors, the passengers on his trains, and the local people within the communities though which his locomotives traveled. Some of the companies Price worked for include the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad, Western and Atlantic, Little Miami Railroad and the Cincinnati and Wilmington Railroad. There is one handwritten volume of two hundred and fifty pages and a two hundred and seventy-five page typescript copy of the original.

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Arrangement note

The collection is arranged into one series.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Journals (accounts)
  • Reminiscences

Subject(s)

  • Railroad engineers
  • Railroads
  • Railroads--19th century.
  • Transportation

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Journal/memoir of Edwin Price, Locomotive Engineer, 1829-1901(pages 1-207)

1 1

Journal/memoir of Edwin Price, Locomotive Engineer, 1829-1901(page 208)

1 2

Journal/memoir of Edwin Price, Locomotive Engineer, 1829-190 (pages 225-427)

1 3

Journal/memoir of Edwin Price, Locomotive Engineer, 1829-1901(loose pages)

1 4

Journal/memoir of Edwin Price, Locomotive Engineer, 1829-1901 (typescript copy)

1 5