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Thomas S. Dobbins and Company minutes

Identifier: MS-SC4019

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Thomas S. Dobbins and Company was a financial firm in Chicago, Illinois, headed by its namesake, Thomas Stuart Dobbins, from 1872 to 1874. The purpose of the company seems to have been to fund construction for the Chicago and Pacific Railroad, which also had Dobbins as its president. The railroad was responsible for constructing the Bloomingdale Line and the rest of the Elgin Subdivision, a line between Chicago and Elgin, Illinois. The Chicago and Pacific Railroad was absorbed into the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railroad (also known as the Milwaukee Road) in 1874.

The records consist of one bound volume containing minutes of meetings for Thomas S. Dobbins and Company’s board of directors. The first entry dates from July 1, 1872, the date that the company was first incorporated, and the final entry notes that the company expired exactly two years later, on July 1, 1874. The minutes concern the proceedings of meetings over this two year period, concerning financial matters and the railroad’s construction.


  • 1872 - 1874



1 Volumes

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