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James Andrews Papers, 1875-1894

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Identifier: A0035

Title: James Andrews Papers, 1875-1894


Col. James Andrews, together with James B. Eads, established the Eads Concession Company in 1875. One of their largest projects together was a proposal to build a ship railway across the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Mexico, circa 1881.

The collection includes correspondence between Andrews and Eads, 1880-1886; printed addresses of James B. Eads, circa 1880; printed newspaper and journal accounts of construction of various bridges and ship railways, circa 1884-1885; printed maps and drawings of ship railways and jetties; material pertaining to the proposed construction of a ship railway across the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, circa 1881; certificate of incorporation of the Eads Concession Co. by James B. Eads, James Andrews, etc. in 1875; incorporation papers and by-laws of the Atlantic and Pacific Ship Railway Construction Company, 1888.

1 box

Cite as: James Andrews Papers, Missouri History Museum Archives, St. Louis.

Rights: UND


Dates: 1875-1894

Type(s): Documentary Artifacts

Maker/Creator: Andrews, James

Subjects: Business
Design and construction


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