Guide to the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company Records,
1870-1962

Collection Number: 3362

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library

Contact Information:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
2B Carl A. Kroch Library
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-3530
Fax: (607) 255-9524
rareref@cornell.edu
http://rmc.library.cornell.edu
Compiled by:
M. E. Warren
Date completed:
October 1988
EAD encoding:
Finding aid encoded by Peter Martinez, April 2006
Date modified:
RMC Staff, December 2013

© 2006 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Lehigh Valley Railroad Company records, 1870-1962.
Collection Number:
3362
Creator:
Lehigh Valley Railroad Company.
Quantity:
6 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Financial records, reports, schedules and blueprints.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Financial records, reports, schedules, blueprints, and other records of railway lines in central and western New York State.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Financial records, reports, schedules, blueprints, and other records of railway lines in central and western New York State.
Collection includes financial records (bank books, cancelled checks, check stubs, account book, assessments), reports, indentures, mortgage, tickets, schedules, newspaper clippings, blueprints, and two broadsides concerning the organization, consolidation, finance, and other business matters pertaining to the Lehigh Valley Railway; Lehigh Valley Railroad; Waverly and State Line Railway; Geneva, Ithaca and Sayre Railroad; Elmira, Cortland and Northern Railroad; Geneva and Van Ettenville Railroad; Ithaca and Athens Railroad; Geneva and Sayre Railroad; Hayts Corners, Ovid and Willard Railroad; New York, Ontario and Western Railway; Buffalo and Geneva Railway; and the New York Railroad. Also, letter files from J.F. Powers and F.E. Erdman in the Division Freight Office, Geneva, N.Y., ca. 1925-1931; locomotive log book, Manchester, N.Y., 1959; blueprints of railroad crossings used for tax assessment; ledger of Lehigh Valley-owned structures; and ledger of special franchise maps.

SUBJECTS

Names:
Lehigh Valley Railroad Company.
Erdman, F. E.
Powers, J. F.(James Farl), 1917-
Buffalo and Geneva Railway Company.
Elmira, Cortland and Northern Railroad Company.
Geneva and Sayre Railroad Company.
Geneva and Van Ettenville Railroad Company.
Geneva, Ithaca and Sayre Railroad Company.
Hayts Corners, Ovid and Willard Railway Company.
Ithaca and Athens Railroad Company.
Lehigh Valley Railway Company.
New York, Ontario, and Western Railway Co.
New York, Ontario, and Western Railway Co.
Waverly and State Line Railroad Company.

Subjects:
Railroads--New York (State)
Railroads--Mergers.

Form and Genre Terms:
Broadsides.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Lehigh Valley Railroad Company records, #3362. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Date
Description
Container
1923-1924
F.B. Payne
Box 1 Folder 1
1925
F.E. Erdman
Box 1 Folder 2-22
1925-1928
F.E. Erdman - J.F. Powers
Box 1 Folder 23-29
1925-1930
F.E. Erdman - J.F. Powers
Box 1 Folder 30-35
1925-1931
F.E. Erdman
Box 2 Folder 1-2
1926-1927
F.E. Erdman - J.F. Powers
Box 2 Folder 3-11
1928
J.F. Powers
Box 2 Folder 12-19
1929
J.F. Powers
Box 2 Folder 20-27
1930
J.F. Powers
Box 2 Folder 28
1931
J.F. Powers
Box 2 Folder 29-34
1931
J.F. Powers
Box 3 Folder 1-14
1932
F.E. Erdman
Box 3 Folder 15
Auburn, NY
Box 3 Folder 16
1930-1962
City of Auburn assessment
Box 3 Folder 17-18
1914-1962
Canastota assessment
Box 3 Folder 19-20
1914-1962
Village of Cazenovia assessment
Box 3 Folder 21
1952-1953
Supreme Court, Madison County, State of New York
Box 3 Folder 22
1930-1961
City of Elmira assessment
Box 3 Folder 23-24
1940-1952
Elmira financial records
Box 3 Folder 25
1928-1940
Elmira financial records
Box 3 Folder 26
1914-1962
Village of De Ruyter assessment
Box 3 Folder 27
1917-1957
Village of Fair Haven assessment
Box 3 Folder 28
1914-1952
Village of Freeville assessment
Box 3 Folder 29
1941-1946
Geneva land values
Box 3 Folder 30
1930-1961
Town of Horseheads assessment
Box 3 Folder 31-32
1937-1955
Horseheads financial records
Box 3 Folder 33
Horseheads property values
Box 3 Folder 34
1927-1946
Village of Elmira Heights valuation statement appraisal
Box 3 Folder 35
1914-1962
Village of Van Etten assessment
Box 3 Folder 36
Manchester log book
Box 3 Folder 37
1875-1892
The Waverly and State Line Railway Co.
Box 4 Folder 1
1882-1884
The Waverly and State Line Railway Co.
Box 4 Folder 2
1883-1884
The Waverly and State Line Railway Co.
Box 4 Folder 3
1885-1885
The Waverly and State Line Railway Co.
Box 4 Folder 4
1884
1884
Geneva, Ithaca & Sayre Railroad Co. with Elmira, Cortland & Northern Railroad Co.
Box 4 Folder 5
1889-1890
Geneva & Van Ettenvillle Railroad Co. organization papers
Box 4 Folder 6-8
1890
Geneva & Van Ettenville Railroad Co. stockholders' meeting
Box 4 Folder 9
1870
1890
Geneva, Ithaca & Sayre Railroad Co., appointment of trustee of Ithaca & Athens Railroad mortgage in place of Josiah B. Williams (deceased)
Box 4 Folder 10
1889-1890
1902
Geneva & Sayre Railroad Co. miscellany
Box 4 Folder 11
n.d.
Geneva & Sayre Railroad Co. to Geneva & Van Ettenville Railroad Co.
Box 4 Folder 12
1890
Geneva, Ithaca & Sayre Railroad Co. report on the condition of rights of way
Box 4 Folder 13
1882
Hayts Corners, Ovid & Willard Railroad Co. with Geneva, Ithaca & Sayre Railroad Co.
Box 4 Folder 14
1884
New York, Ontario & Western Railroad Co. with Elmira, Cortland & Northern Railroad Co.
Box 4 Folder 15
1882
Pennsylvania & New York Canal & Railroad Co. & Lehigh Valley Railroad Co. with New York, Lake Erie & Western Railroad Co.
Box 4 Folder 16
1882
1886
Southern Central Railroad Co.
Box 4 Folder 17
1889
To Seneca Falls and Waterloo
Box 4 Folder 18
1889-1890
Buffalo & Geneva Railway Co. organization papers
Box 4 Folder 19-20
1890
All New York Canal & Railroad Co. re. consolidation
Box 4 Folder 21-24
1889-1890
Lehigh Valley legislation
Box 4 Folder 25
ca. 1890
Property owners along Geneva & Van Ettenville Railway
Box 4 Folder 26
1892
Lehigh Valley with Diven & Redfield
Box 4 Folder 27
1892
Lehigh Valley to Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Co.
Box 4 Folder 28
1885-1889
Lehigh Valley proposed extension to Buffalo
Box 4 Folder 29-30
1889-1896
Lehigh Valley papers
Box 4 Folder 31
1890-1891
Lehigh Valley papers
Box 4 Folder 32-33
1892-1902
Lehigh Valley papers
Box 4 Folder 34
1897
Lehigh Valley Mortgage and Collateral Trust Deed
Box 4 Folder 35
1903
Lehigh Valley General Consolidated Mortgage
Box 4 Folder 36
1890-1892
Accounts
Box 4 Folder 37
1892
Lehigh Valley statement of vouchers
Box 4 Folder 38
1934-1958
Train schedules and centennial pamphlet
Box 4 Folder 39
1935-1948
Lehigh Valley tickets, newsclippings
Box 4 Folder 40
1890-1896
Cancelled checks
Box 4 Folder 41-43
1892
Bank books (2) - Diven
Box 4 Folder 44
1890-1893
Check stub books (3)
Box 4 Folder 45-46
1889-1890
Account book - Geneva & Van Ettenville Railway Co.
Box 4 Folder 47
Rubber stamp - Lehigh Valley Railroad
Box 4 Folder 48
New York State Tax Department Assessment blueprints
Box 5
Land and Tax Department Record of Repairs, New York
Box 6
Blueprints (in roll tubes)
Box 7-8
Metal box labeled Lehigh Valley System (empty)
Mu. 815
Broadside - Lehigh Valley Easter Excursion to New York
Br. 5039
Broadside - Lehigh Valley Easter Excursion to New York, Washington and Atlantic City
Br. 5040