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New York Mail and Newspaper Transportation Company records,

Title
New York Mail and Newspaper Transportation Company records, 1897-1957.
Author
New York Mail and Newspaper Transportation Company.
Supplementary Content
Finding Aid

Details

Additional Authors
Description
3 linear feet (4 boxes).
Subjects
Genre/Form
Photographs.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Source (note)
  • Mackenzie, Smith, Lewis, Michell, and Hughes
Biography (note)
  • The New York Mail and Newspaper Transportation Company was the original contractor in 1898 for mail delivery by pneumatic tube between Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
MssCol 2181
Author
New York Mail and Newspaper Transportation Company.
Title
New York Mail and Newspaper Transportation Company records, 1897-1957.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Summary
Collection consists of correspondence and documents pertaining to the New York Mail and Newspaper Transportation Company's delivery of mail in New York City using pneumatic tubes, and of U.S. government publications concerning mail delivery in New York City and nationwide. Records, 1897-1957, include contracts, Post Office Dept. orders, reports, plans, proposals, photographs, and clippings. Government publications, 1898-1955, are hearings, investigations and reports produced by Congress or the Post Office Dept.
Biography
The New York Mail and Newspaper Transportation Company was the original contractor in 1898 for mail delivery by pneumatic tube between Manhattan and Brooklyn. The company later became a contractor for tube service between post offices within Manhattan. In 1953 pneumatic tube service ended in New York and the company's contract was cancelled.
Finding Aids
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
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Added Author
Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978.
American Pneumatic Service Company.
Lamson Corporation.
Tubular Dispatch Company.
United States. Post Office Department.
Research Call Number
MssCol 2181
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