Archive Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Title Six documents related to Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad employee's accident, Hoboken, August, 1901.
Object Name Documents
Catalog Number 2007.012.0014
Collection Hoboken Railroad Collection
Credit Museum Purchase.
Scope & Content Six documents related to Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad employee's accident, Hoboken, August, 1901. Materials are in very poor condition; reference prints on file for research use. Digital images archived.

Document 1: Delaware, Lackwanna & Western Railroad Co. Report of Injury to Persons. Form L-1. Printed form with holographic carbon entries. Dated August 15, 1901.

Person injured was William Gallagher on track 49, Export Yard, Hoboken, on August 14, 1901. No witnesses to the accident. He was a brakeman. The crew members of the train on which he was injured are listed with their addresses of which three were from Hoboken. Nature and extent of injury: "Testicles injured slightly."

Document 2: Holographic telegram copy. From C.A.C. [Charles A. Cummings, General Yard Master] to C.H.K. [C.H. Ketchum, Superintendent], 7:15 [PM] August 15, 1901, reporting the injury, "full report in AM."

Document 3: Typed carbon telegram copy. From C.H. Ketchum to 5 recipients (only 1 was in Hoboken: E. Beattie), August 16, 1901, reporting the accident.

Document 4: Typed carbon letterhead signed. From General Yard Master's Office, Hoboken, August 16, 1901 to Mr. C.H. Ketchum, Superintendent. Reported the transmittal of forms and recommendation of suspension of Drillmaster (conductor) Washington Lightcap for a few days for failing to report the accident right away. Signed in ink by the General Yard Master, Charles Cummings(?). Pencil note near top: W Light[cap] 3 days.

Document 5: Typed carbon of letter. From Superintendent to W.G. Wilson, Chief Claim Agent, August 16, 1901, reporting the injury to Gallagher.

Document 6: Typed carbon letter. From Superintendent to C.A. Cummings, Yard Master, August 16, 1901, approving Cummings' recommendation of a three day suspension for Drillmaster Washington Lightcap.
People Gallagher, William
Cooke, William
Dugan, W.J.
Lightcap, Washington
Cummings, Charles A.
Ketchum, C.H.
Beattie, E.
Date 1901-1901
Year Range from 1901
Year Range to 1901
Search Terms Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad
Railroad YMCA
230 Park Ave.
75 Adams St.
Lackawanna Railroad
Caption Doc 1: report front
Imagefile 056\20070120014.tif
Classification Railroads
Business & Commerce