Northern Pacific Railroad (S263)

  • 1864-1914, 1934 

    Collection Description

    The collection is primarily concerned with selected activities of the Northern Pacific Railroad from 1870 to 1913. The collection includes the following materials: abstracts, addresses, agreements, briefs, bylaws, charters, collateral trust, contracts, court cases, editorials, guides, hearings, indentures, laws, leaflets, leases, letters, mortgages, official statements, opinions, pamphlets, prospectus, reports, resolutions, statements, stockholder’s reports, speeches and the Howard Elliot Farewell Dinner agendas. 

    Inventory 

    Box 1

    Folder 1: Northern Pacific Charter, Opinions, Briefs, Court Cases, By-Laws

    • 1 - By-Laws of the Northern Pacific Railway Company
    • 2 - The United States and the Bondholders of the Northern Pacific Railroad. Brief for the Bondholders
    • 3-4 - Charter and Amendments of the Northern Pacific Railroad Company. 1864-70
    • 5 - Supreme Court of the United States. Term 1886 Concerning Grant of 1864
    • 6 - Reorganization of the Northern Pacific Railroad Company. 1875
    • 7 - Decision of the Secretary of the Interior on the Status of the Northern Pacific Railroad Company with Respect to Its Land Grant. 1879
    • 8 - Northern Pacific Railroad. Opinion of Honorable Jeremiah S. Black
    • 9 - In the Matter of the Northern Pacific Railroad Land Grant. 1879
    • 10-11 - By-Laws of the St. Paul and Duluth Railroad Company. 1887
    • 12 - Opinion of George Gray. General Counsel Northern Pacific Railroad Company
    • 13 - Report of Receivers under Order of 1893 as to the Adoption of Lease of Wisconsin Central Railroad.
    • 14 - In the Circuit Court of the U.S. for the Eastern District of Wisconsin 1893. The Farmers Loan and Trust Company vs. Northern Pacific Railroad Company. Answer of Henry C. Rousse.
    • 15 - In the Circuit Court of the U.S. for the Eastern District of Wisconsin 1893. The Farmers Loan and Trust Company vs. Northern Pacific Railroad Company. Answer of Defendents W.C. Sheldon
    • 16 - In the Circuit Court of the U.S. for the Eastern District of Wisconsin 1893. The Farmers Loan and Trust Company vs. Northern Pacific Railroad Company. Answer of Thomas F. Oakes
    • 17 - St. Paul and Northern Pacific Railway Company By-Laws. 1894
    • 18 - By-Laws of the Northern Pacific Railway Company. 1896
    • 19 - Dissolution of the Voting Trust of the Northern Pacific Railway Company. 1900
    • 20 - Certificate of Incorporation of the N.W. Improvement Company. 1906
    • 21 - By-Laws of the Northern Pacific Railway Company. 1913 

    Folder 2: Reports, Guides, Hearings

    • 22 - Settlers Guide to Oregon and Washington Territory and to the Lands of the Northern Pacific Railroad on the Pacific Slope
    • 23 - Guide to the Northern Pacific Railroad Lands in Minnesota
    • 24 - Forfeited Grants of Northern Pacific Railroad – Views of the Minority
    • 25 - Wileson’s Notes of Puget Sound. 1969
    • 26 - Report of the Chief Engineer on the Unfinished Portion of the Northern Pacific Railroad. 1874
    • 27 - Northern Pacific Railroad before the 45th Congress - Senate and House Bills for Extension of Time and Report of the House Committee. 1878
    • 28 - Report of the Surveyor – General of Washington Made to the Secretary of the Interior. 1879
    • 29 - Report of the E.M. Marble, Esq., Land Commissioner on Organization of Land Department. 1882
    • 30 - Northern Pacific Railroad Company to the President and Board of Directors. 1882
    • 31 - Land Committee Report. 1887
    • 32 - Regulation of Railway Rates. Hearings before the Committee on Interstate Commerce, U.S. Senate – Statement of Mr. Walker D. Hines 

    Folder 3: Mortgages, Leases, Collateral Trust Indentures

    • 33 - Northern Pacific Railroad Pend d’Oreille Division Mortgage. 1879
    • 34 - Indenture Between Oregon and Transcontinental Company and the Farmers’ Loan and Trust Company. 1882
    • 35 - Jamestown and Northern Railroad Company First Mortgage. 1882
    • 36 - Fargo and South Western Railroad Company First Mortgage. 1882
    • 37 - First Mortgage Helena and Red Mountain Railroad Company. 1887
    • 38 - First Mortgage Northern Pacific and Cascade Railroad Company. 1887
    • 39 - First Mortgage Spokane Falls and Idaho Railroad Company. 1887
    • 40 - Northern Pacific and Cascade Railroad Company. 1887
    • 41 - Northern Pacific Railroad Company General Third Mortgage. 1887
    • 42 - Northern Pacific Railroad General Third Mortgage Sinking Fund 6% Gold Bond. 1888
    • 43 - Northern Pacific and Montana Railroad Company First Mortgage. 1888
    • 44 - The Coeur D’Alene Railway and Navigation Company First General Mortgage. 1888
    • 45 - Lease, the Central Washington Railroad Company to Northern Pacific Railroad Company. 1888
    • 46 - Chicago and Northern Pacific Railroad Company to Wisconsin Central Company and Wisconsin Central Railroad Company, Indenture of Contract and Lease. 1890
    • 47 - Chicago and Northern Pacific Railroad Company, First Mortgage of Deed of Trust. 1890
    • 48 - First Mortgage Northern Pacific and Idaho Railroad Company. 1890
    • 49 - Indenture of Contract and Lease. 1892
    • 50 - Collateral Trust Indenture, Northern Pacific Railroad Company. 1893
    • 51 - Chicago and Calmunt Terminal Railway Company First Mortgage. 1893
    • 52 - General Lien Mortgage, Northern Pacific Railroad Company. 1896
    • 53 - First Supplement to Prior Lien Mortgage, Northern Pacific Railway Company. 1898
    • 54 - St. Paul-Duluth Division Mortgage, Northern Pacific Railway Company. 1900
    • 55 - First Supplement to General Lien Mortgage, Northern Pacific Railway Company. 1902
    • 56 - First Mortgage, Minnesota and International Railway Company. 1903
    • 57 - Supplement to Prior Lien Mortgage, Northern Pacific Railway Company. 1911
    • 58 - First Mortgage, Spokane, Portland, and Seattle Railway Company. 1911 

    Folder 4: Agreements

    • 59 - Northern Pacific Railroad Company Agreement between Northern Pacific Railroad Company and Jay Cooke and Company. 1869
    • 60 - Agreement between the St. Paul, Minneapolis and Manitoba Railway Company and Northern Pacific Railroad Company. 1879
    • 61 - St. Paul and Northern Pacific Railway Company, Stock Trust Agreement. 1885
    • 62 - Agreement between the Union Pacific Railway Company and Oregon Short Line Railway Company and the Northern Pacific Railroad Company. 1885
    • 63 - Agreement between the St. Paul and Northern Pacific Railroad Company, the Northern Pacific Railroad Company and the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway Company. 1885
    • 64 - Agreement between Northern Pacific Railroad Company and Minneapolis and Pacific Railway Company. 1886
    • 65 - Spokane and Palouse Railway Company – Stock Trust Agreement. 1886
    • 66 - Trackage Agreement between the Fargo and Southwestern Railroad Company, to the Northern Pacific Railroad Company, and the James River Valley Railroad Company. 1886
    • 67 - Traffic Agreement between the St. Paul and Northern Pacific Railway Company, Northern Pacific Railroad Company and Minneapolis, Sault Ste, and Atlantic Railway Company. 1887
    • 68 - Agreement Weyerhaeuser Timber Company. 1903
    • 69 - By-Laws of the Northern Express Company. 1906
    • 70 - Oregon–Washington Railroad Company and Northern Pacific Railway Company. 1912
    • 71 - Agreement between the Great Northern Railway Company and the Northern Pacific Railway Company Relating to Operation of the Midland Railway of Manitoba. 1912
    • 72 - Memorandum of Agreement between the Northern Pacific Railway Company and the Duluth Winnipeg and Pacific Railway Company. 1912
    • 73 - Agreement between Northern Pacific Railway Company and the Great Northern Railway Company. 1913
    • 74 - Trackage Agreement, Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation Company with Northern Pacific Railway Company. 1913
    • 75 - Trackage Agreement – Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation Company and Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Company with Northern Pacific Railway Company. 1914

    Folder 5: Agreements

    • 76 - Tripartite Contract between the Northern Pacific Railroad Company and the Oregon and Transcontinental Company
    • 77 - Traffic Contract Northern Pacific Railroad Company and the St. Paul, Minneapolis, Manitoba Railway Company. 1879
    • 78 - The Law Which Determines the Rights of the Northern Pacific Railroad Company to Its Land Grant – Opinion of George Gray, Esq. 1882
    • 79 - Northern Pacific Railroad Supplementary Contract, the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company and the Northern Pacific Railroad Company. 1882
    • 80 - Northern Pacific Railroad Company, U.S. and State Legislation. 1884
    • 81 - Traffic Contract between the Drummond and Philipsburg Railroad Company and the Northern Pacific Railroad Company. 1887
    • 82 - Traffic Contract between the Helena and Northern Railroad Company and the Northern Pacific Railroad Company. 1887
    • 83 - Traffic Contract between the Missoula and Bitter Root Valley Railroad Company and the Northern Pacific Railroad Company. 1887
    • 84 - Traffic Contract between the Northern Pacific, La Moure and Missouri River Railroad Company and the Northern Pacific Railroad Company. 1887
    • 85 - Contract of Hiring and Supplemental Agreement, Northwest Equipment Company of Minnesota and Northern Pacific Railroad Company. 1888
    • 86 - Contract Northern Pacific Railway Company with Oregon and Washington Railroad Company. 1909
    • 87 - Contract, Oregon, Washington and Idaho Railroad Company, Northern Pacific Railway Company and Clearwater Short Line Railway Company. 1909
    • 88 - Contract, Spokane, Portland, and Seattle Railway and Northern Pacific Railroad Company. 1910
    • 89 - Temporary Contract Tacoma Terminal, Northern Pacific Railway Company with Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation Company. 1911
    • 90 - Contract, Waterway Bridge, Tacoma – Northern Pacific Railway Company with Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation Company. 1911
    • 91 - West Seattle Contract, Northern Pacific Railway Company with Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation Company. 1911
    • 92 - Grays Harbor Contract, Northern Pacific Railway Company, Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation Company and Chicago, Milwaukee, and Puget Sound Railway Company. 1911
    • 93 - Supplemental Grays Harbor Contract. Waterway Bridge, Tacoma. Northern Pacific Railroad Company with Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation Company and Chicago, Milwaukee, and Puget Sound Railway Company. 1911
    • 94 - Supplemental Contract. Waterway Bridge, Tacoma. Northern Pacific Railroad Company with Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation Company. 1911
    • 95-98 - Contract, Northern Pacific Railway Company and Great Northern Railway Company. 1913
    • 99 - Contract, Vancouver, Victoria, and Eastern Railway and Navigation Company and Northern Pacific Railway Company
    • 100-101 - Supplemental Contract, Northern Pacific Railway Company with Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation Company. 1913
    • 102 - Supplemental Contract, Northern Pacific Railway Company and Vancouver, Victoria and Eastern Railway and Navigation Company
    • 103 - Contract, Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation Company, Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Company, Northern Pacific Railway Company. 1914
    • 104 - Contract, Northern Pacific Railway Company and the Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation Company. 1914 

    Folder 6: Statements, Addresses, Letters, Editorials, Howard Elliott Farewell Dinner 

    • 105 - The Northern Pacific Railway: Its Effect Upon the Public Credit, the Public Revenues, and the Public Debt. – Speech of Honorable William Windom of Minnesota. 1896
    • 106 - A Brief Statement – Concerning the Proposed Legislation to Secure the Early Completion of the Northern Pacific Railroad. 1874
    • 107 - Engineering – Facts and Reasons for Locating the Northern Pacific Railroad Upon the Line Selected West of the Rocky Mountains. 1877
    • 108 - The Northern Pacific Railroad, Remarks of Honorable Lucien B. Caswell, of Wisconsin. 1878
    • 109 - The Northern Pacific Railroad: Its History and Equitable Rights – Address of Frederick Billings. 1880
    • 110 - Northern Pacific Railroad – Cost of Construction and Value of Land Grant. 1880
    • 111 - The Northern Pacific Railroad Land Grant – Editorial, Evening Post. 1882
    • 112 - Letter of A. Anderson, Engineer-in-Chief Northern Pacific Railroad C
    • 113 - Against Granting the Rate Fixing Power, By Joseph Nimmo, Jr. Freight, Reprint. 1904.
    • 114 - The Commerce Commission and Its Record By Joseph Nimmo, Jr. Freight, Reprint. 1905.
    • 115 - Townsend Bill, Remarks of Honorable S.W. Mccall of Massachusetts. 1905
    • 116 - The Nation’s Future – Address by James J. Hill. 1906
    • 117 - Chicago’s Interest in Reciprocity with Canada, Addressed by James Hill. 1906
    • 118 - Why Business Stopped, What Will Start It, How Can You Help: Cause and Effect –T.A. Griffen. 1909
    • 119 - The Land of Fortune – Address by Howard Elliott. 1909
    • 120 - The Power to Make Railroad Rates. 1909
    • 121 - Montana – Address Howard Elliott. 1910
    • 122 - Co-Operation between the Railway Owner, the Railway Employee and the Railway User – Address by Howard Elliott. 1910
    • 123 - The College Man in Business, Howard Elliott. 1910
    • 124 - Address by Howard Elliott. 1910
    • 125 - The Relation of the Railway to Community and State-Wide Advertising – Address by Howard Elliott. 1910
    • 126 - Minnesota, the Railways and Advertising – Address by Howard Elliott. 1911
    • 127 - The Individual, the Corporation and the Government – Address by Howard Elliott. 1911
    • 128 - A Mile of Railroad and the Country Store by Howard Elliott. 1911
    • 129 - The Work of the Farmer and of the Railroad in Minnesota – Address by Howard Elliott. 1912
    • 130 - Public Opinion, Its Effect on Business by Howard Elliott. 1912
    • 131 - Relation between the Farmer and the Railroad by Howard Elliott. 1912
    • 132 - The Conservation of Railway Service by Howard Elliott. 1912
    • 133 - The City of Superior, the Northern Pacific Railway and their Future Growth by Howard Elliott. 1913
    • 134 - Farewell Dinner for Howard Elliott, President of Northern Pacific Railroad. 1913 

    Folder 7: By-Laws, Mortgages, Stockholders Reports, Official Statements, Prospectus, Resolutions, and Reports

    • 135 - Charter and By-Laws of the Lake Superior and Puget Sound Company. 1870
    • 136 - Northern Pacific Railroad Company, General First Mortgage. 1881
    • 137 - By-Laws of St. Paul and Duluth Railroad Company. 1881
    • 138 - Oregon Railway and Navigation Company, Third Annual Report of the President to the Stockholders. 1882
    • 139 - Northern Pacific, Fergus and Black Hills Railroad Company, First Mortgage. 1882
    • 140 - Articles of Incorporation of the Northern Pacific Terminal Company of Oregon.1882
    • 141 - St. Paul, Minneapolis and Manitoba Railway Company and Northern Pacific Railway Company General Contract. 1882
    • 142 - The Northern Pacific Terminal Company of Oregon, Prospectus. 1883
    • 143 - Oregon and Transcontinental Company, Second Annual Report of the Board of Directors to the Stockholders. 1883
    • 144 - Northern Pacific Railroad Company Second General Contract. 1883
    • 145 - Mortgage, James River Valley Railroad Company to the Farmers’ Loan and Trust Company and Lease, James River Valley Railroad Company to Northern Pacific Railroad Company. 1886
    • 146 - Spokane and Palouse Railroad Company, First Mortgage.1886
    • 147 - Duluth and Manitoba Railroad Company, First Mortgage. 1887
    • 148 - Traffic Contract between Spokane Falls and Idaho Railroad Company and the Northern Pacific Railroad Company. 1887
    • 149 - The Coeur D’ Alene Railway and Navigation Company to the Northern Pacific Railroad Company Lease. 1888
    • 150 - Resolutions of the Board of Directors of the Northern Pacific Railroad Company Adopted 1890
    • 151 - First Mortgage, the United Railroad of Washington to the Farmers’ Loan and Trust Company, Trustee. 1890
    • 152 - The United Railroad of Washington, First Mortgage. 1890
    • 153 - First Mortgage, Spokane and Palouse Railway Company.
    • 154 - First Mortgage, Green River and Northern Railroad Company, 1893
    • 155 - Official Statement of the Northern Pacific Railroad Company. 1896
    • 156 - First Mortgage, the Manitoba Railway Company. 1903
    • 157 - Contract, Northern Pacific Railway Company with Oregon and Washington Railroad Company. 1909
    • 158 - Notice, Northern Pacific Railway Company. 1910
    • 159 - Letters, Northern Pacific Railway Company, Great Northern Railway Company. 1910
    • 160 - Grays Harbor Branch Contract, Centralia West. 1912
    • 161- 164 - Contract, Northern Pacific Railway Company and Great Northern Railway Company.1913
    • 165 - Supplemental Contract, Grays Harbor Branch, Centralia, West Contract. 1913

    Folder 8: Laws and Court Cases

    • 166 - Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway Company, Copy of the Statute of the State of Wisconsin Providing for a Railway Commission, Etc.
    • 167 - Supreme Court of Montana, Jan. Term, 1886, Northern Pacific Railroad Company vs. Lilly
    • 168 - In the Circuit of the US for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Answer of Henry C. Payne, Receiver.1894
    • 169 - US Circuit Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, Consolidated Case, Strike Injunctions, Issued by Honorable James G. Jenkins, US Circuit Judge. 1894
    • 170 - US Circuit Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, Opinion of Judge Jenkins. 1894 Folder 9Speeches, Leaflets, Pamphlets, Letters 

    Folder 9: Speeches, Leaflets, Pamphlets, Letters

    • 171 - Guide to the Northern Pacific Railroad Lands in Minnesota
    • 172 - The Railroad Question in the Northwest – A Few Plain Facts and Arguments
    • 173 - The Northern Pacific Railway, Its Effect Upon the Public Credit, the Public Revenues, and the Public Debt – Speech of Honorable William Windom of Minnesota. 1869
    • 174 - Facts About Montana Territory and the Way to Get there. 1872
    • 175 - Northern Pacific Railroad Letter from Captain John Mullan to Honorable L.F. Grover, US Senate. 1880
    • 176 - Suggestions to Encourage Settlement and Secure Rapid Development of the Wheat Lands of Minnesota and Dakota, Tributary to the Northern Pacific Railroad.1881
    • 177 - Northern Pacific Railroad – Opening Excursion and List of Guests. 1883
    • 178 - Nord-Pacific-Eisenbahn – Program Fur Gaste Aus Deutschland.1883
    • 179-180 - Bureau of Railway News and Statistics, Leaflet No. 13 and 14. 1909-10
    • 181 - A Mile of Railroad and the Country Store – Address by Howard Elliott. 1911

    Folder 10: Abstract, Reports, Reports to the US Government and Its Agencies


    • 182 - Statement of the Northern Pacific Railway Company to Inquiries of the Senate Committee on Railroads. 1864
    • 183 - Northern Pacific Railway Company Report of Edwin F. Johnson, Engineer-in-Chiefto the Board of Director. 1867
    • 184 - The Land Grant of the Northern Pacific Railroad Debate. 1870
    • 185 - Northern Pacific Railroad Company Report of John S. Loomis Land Commissioner to the Land Committee. 1872
    • 186 - Northern Pacific Railroad: Its Character and Importance to the Government. 1880
    • 187 - Argument of Honorable James F. Wilson Delivered Before the Committee on Pacific Railroads. 1880
    • 188 - Report of the St. Paul and Duluth Railroad Company for the Year Ending. 1881
    • 189 - Northern Pacific Railroad Company to the Committee on the Judiciary. 1882
    • 190 - Report of the St. Paul and Duluth Railroad Company for the Year Ending 1883
    • 191 - Northern Pacific Railroad Company Summary Before the Respective Committees on Public Lands of the Senate and House of Representatives on the Legal Question of Forfeiture by George Gray. 1884
    • 192 - Report of the St. Paul and Duluth Railroad Company for the Year Ending 1885.
    • 193 - Abstracts, Annual Meeting of the Stockholders and Board of Directors of the St. Paul and Duluth Railroad Company. 1887
    • 194 - Report of the St. Paul and Duluth Railroad Company for the Year Ending 1887
    • 195 - Report of the St. Paul and Duluth Railroad Company for the Year Ending 1886
    • 196 - Report of the St. Paul and Duluth Railroad Company for the Year Ending 1888
    • 197 - Brief of the Northern Pacific Railroad Company on Motion for Review
    • 198 - Report of the St. Paul and Duluth Railroad Company for the Year Ending 1891
    • 199 - Report of the St. Paul and Duluth Railroad Company for the Year Ending 1893
    • 200 - Report of the St. Paul and Duluth Railroad Company for the Year Ending 1895
    • 201 - Report of the St. Paul and Duluth Railroad Company for the Year Ending 1896
    • 202 - Report of the St. Paul and Duluth Railroad Company for the Year Ending 1898
    • 203 - Report of the St. Paul and Duluth Railroad Company for the Year Ending 1899 

    Folder 11: Agreements

    • 204 - Traffic Agreement, St. Paul and Northern Pacific Railway Company, Northern Pacific Railroad Company and Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway Company. 1886
    • 205 - Agreement between the Great Northern Railway Company and the Northern Pacific Railway Company. 1913 Forty-First Annual Report of the Northern Pacific Railway Co. 1937Fifty-First Annual Report of the Northern Pacific Railway Co. 1939 

    Folder 12: History of the Great Northern Pacific Railway. 1862-1934.

    Folder 13: Photographs