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William Cary Hattan Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-339
The papers of William Cary Hattan focus primarily on his career as a railroad engineer and on his personal involvement in the construction of two railroads in the early 20th century: the Western Maryland Railway, which operated between Baltimore and Pittsburgh, and the Carolina, Clinchfield and Ohio Railway (commonly known as the Clinchfield Railroad), which connected the coal fields of Southern Appalachia with the Atlantic coast ports, crossing the very difficult terrain of the Appalachian Mountains. Material in the collection also documents his education and training and other personal affairs.

Important subjects in the collection include the following:

Carolina, Clinchfield and Ohio Railway Company Erwin (Tenn.)—History Hattan, William C. (William Cary), 1875-1929 Railroads—Appalachian Region—Design and construction Western Maryland Railway Company

Dates

  • 1889-1940, undated

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research. Archives use only.

Extent

5.50 linear feet (1 oversized folder, 4 photograph albums, 477 photographic print images, 511 negative images)

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into two series as follows: Series 1, Subject Files, 1889-1929 and undated, and Series 2, Photographs and Negatives, 1904-1908 and undated.

Custodial History

The William Cary Hattan Collection was donated to the Archives of Appalachia by Hattan’s daughter, Mary Hattan Bogart of Erwin, Tenn., on May 5, 1989, with additional materials donated on July 6, 1989 and February 12, 2002.

Source of Acquisition

Mary Hattan Bogart
Method of Acquisition Gift

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Ned Irwin, Brian Winstead, and Scott Phelps in 2006.
Author
Ned Irwin
Date
20071105
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

Contact:
PO Box 70295
344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA
423-439-4338