National Historical Publications & Records Commission

Northern Pacific Railway Company Land Department Records

(Microfilm Edition)

Minnesota Historical Society 

Additional information:

A highly selective edition focusing mainly on the early incoming and outgoing correspondence (1870–76) of this railroad company’s main office in New York. The collection includes information about measures the company took to encourage foreign and domestic emigration; its policies toward Native American tribes inhabiting the lands through which the railroad was to run; its involvement in territorial, state, and national politics, and its financial relationship with the banking firm of Jay Cooke & Company.

38 reels, 71-page guide


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Northern Pacific Railroad, 1900. Courtesy Library of Congress


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