Series No. 2

Professional activities, Chignecto Ship Railway [textual record, graphic material]. -- [188-?]-1907. -- 19 cm of textual record, 107 photographs : sepia tone, some b&w; 33 x 24.5 cm or smaller -- 2 drawings : col. and pencil; 20.5 x 90 cm or smaller

Scope and content: This series documents Ketchum's work over two decades in promoting, financing and constructing the engineering project for which he is most famous. It also reflects the financial difficulties which the Chignecto Marine Transport Railway Company faced as well as the popular interest which the project generated.

This series consists of 6 sub-series: 1. Financial records, 2. Specifications, 3. Legal records, 4. Reports and minutes, 5. Published articles, 6. Graphic material.

It includes estimates, statements of expenses, specifications, contracts, deeds, memorials, progress reports and copies of magazine and newspaper articles. It also includes photographs and drawings depicting various aspects of construction.

Title based on content of the series

Business correspondence relating to the Chignecto Ship Railway is located in series 3

Cartographic material and technical drawings relating to the Chignecto Ship Railway are located in series 6

A model of the cradle for transporting sailing vessels is located in series 7


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