Robert Marshall Hannum vs. The Wilmington City Railroad company papers

Summary

Creator: Hannum, Robert Marshall
Date(s): 1901 February 21-October 2
Call Number: MSS 0098, F0105
Language: English
Abstract: Eleven handwritten accident reports, eye witness accounts, and court declaration make up this small collection documenting an accident involving a horse-drawn wagon, driven by Robert Marshall Hannum, and Wilmington City Railroad Co. trolley car no. 15, on February 22, 1901 . Also included is the subsequent lawsuit brought by Mr. Hannum. Documentation includes accident reports completed by the conductor of the car, Adolph Edwards, and by the car’s motorman, William Anseaume, as well as the reports from five individuals who witnessed the accident. . An accident report for a separate and unrelated incident, which occurred on February 21, 1901, is also included in the collection. This accident involved a horse and wagon owned by a Miss Price, but driven by an unidentified individual, and Wilmington Railroad Co. car no. 25. This accident report was completed by motorman T. L. Daniels.
Physical Description: 11 items (15 pages)
Source: Gift of Mrs. Shirley E. Foster, 2001.
Processing: Collection processed by Anita Wellner, March 2001. Finding aid encoded by Tiffany Saulter, August 2015. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard