Monday, June 13, 2005

Henry Root Documentation

From: "Larry Mullaly"

I have been working for some time on the original physical plant of the Central Pacific and Southern Pacific in San Francisco. It was therefore a happy surprise to stumble onto the memories of Henry Root among the documents of the Central Pacific Railroad Museum. What wonderful material!

Would you know if this document available in hardcopy? Even more intriguing is Root's reference to his "remembrancer" which I take to be some form of journal. Do you know if this document is still extant? I am particularly interested in his work in San Francisco during the period 1870-1875.

Any help would be appreciated.

Larry Mullaly


Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

Two copies of Henry Root's 1921 book are currently listed for sale.

Don't know about his "remembrancer." Agree that this sounds like a diary or journal.

There apparently is surviving correspondence between Henry Root and Helen Hunt Jackson. (If you can obtain copies of these, please let us know if they are of railroad interest.)

6/13/2005 10:32 PM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "Larry Mullaly"

Thank you for the information. ...

The Helen Hunt Jackson letters seem to be from another Henry Root. The collection listing is:

Helen Hunt Jackson Papers, Part 5, Ms 0351, Box 1, Folder 5
Letters from Henry Root to HHJ, 1853-1855

Our Henry would have been a toddler about this time.

Grateful for your assistance.


6/14/2005 8:33 PM  

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