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McLaughlin Family Papers

 Collection — translation missing: en.enumerations.container_type.container: M1966-05
Identifier: M1966-05-##ado

Scope and Contents

  &nnsp; Business records, correspondence and family papers of Elwood McLaughlin (d. 1952) and his grandson, Henry E. McLaughlin (1918-1965), of Pensacola. Includes extensive files of records relating to the several railroad lines owned by the family, 1868-1962, the most important of which were the Pensacola & Perdido (1874), the Pensacola, Alabama & Tennessee (1897) formerly the Pensacola-Northern Railroad, and the Pensacola, Mobile and New Orleans (1911). With survey profile of the line between Millview and Muscogee; papers relating to the Gulf Ports Terminal Railway Company, 1917-1928; and correspondence with the Interstate Commerce Commission.

  &nnsp; Includes speeches, correspondence and other papers of Theodore Welch (d. 1894), general agent of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, ca. 1874-1894; scrapbook of clippings relating to the excursion, 1874, of Northern newspaper editors through the Southern states; and Mrs. Welch's diary of a visit to DeFuniak Springs, 1885.


  • Created: 1874-1965
  • Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1966

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers, dependent on our compliance with U.S. Copyright Law, HIPPA requirements, donor agreements and other applicable state and federal statutes.  Occasionally we may need to review a collection before permitting immediate access.

Conditions Governing Use

Digital photography, scanning, and photocopying of materials is prohibited.  Permission may be granted by the University Archivist for such reprography dependent on issues of copyright, ownership, condition, donor agreements, etc.  In general, staff do not make reproductions of copyright materials or materials for which title is not owned by the institution.  Recent revisions in the U.S. Copyright Law extended the copyright of correspondence, letters, and other personal papers to the life of the author plus seventy years.


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Source of Acquisition

Family of Henry E. McLaughlin

Method of Acquisition

McLaughlin Family Papers
Stephanie Johnson
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Repository Details

Part of the UWF University Archives and West Florida History Center Repository

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