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Stanford Letter to Ives, 1869

Leland Stanford Letter to Butler Ives (SCM0262). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif. Handwritten letter, January 25, 1869, requesting more men at work…


Stanford Letter to Hopkins, 1868

Union Pacific getting Chinese laborers 1868 Oct. 21 Leland Stanford Papers, Box 1, Folder 12 Hopkins, Mark June 1868-Nov. 1868 Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.


Ackerson Letter 1873

John C. Ainsworth papers 1858-1911 Box 11 Folder 4 Ackerson, John W. Plight of destitute Chinese in Tacoma December 4, 1873, Courtesy of University of Oregon Libraries.


Virginia & Truckee Railroad Payroll, 1878

V&T payroll with a Chinese signature for a Chinese crew working at Mound House in 1878. Courtesy of Stephen E. Drew collection.


Advertisement for shipping freight by Central Pacific Railroad directed towards Chinese

Supplied title. Handwritten (UC): Jan[uar]y 3, 1870, Received by mail from A. R.; LC): This advertisement tells Chinamen to ship freight by C.P.R.R. and how much per ton…