Porter, Horace (1837-1921) to George C. Pullman
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02879
Author/Creator: Porter, Horace (1837-1921)
Place Written: New York, New York
Type: Letter signed
Date: 9 July 1878
Pagination: 4 p. ; 28 x 21 cm.
Summary of Content: Written as Vice President of the Pullman Company to the President. Discusses revenues through the previous day. Mentions that night travel has remained unchanged and daytime usage has fallen off due to the warm weather. Reports on fuel usage and conservation and employee numbers. Lists the new board members of the Metropolitan Company, of which both Pullman and Porter are members. Reports on the stockholders’ meeting, of which the issue of noise pollution was mentioned. Porter writes that Thomas Edison can fix the problem with little expense. Written on Pullman’s Palace Car Company letterhead.
Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900
Keywords/Subjects: Railroad;, Finance;, Transportation;, Industry;, Inventor;, Science and Technology;
Sub Era: The Gilded Age
Background: Pullman was the originator of the sleeping car enterprise.
LOC Search Terms: New York (N.Y.)--Local transit., New York (N.Y.)--Railroads., Urban transportation--New York (N.Y.)--19th century., Corporations--Investor relations--19th century., Noise pollution--New York(N.Y.)--19th century.Order Image