William Cary Hattan Collection, 1889-1940 and undated


William Cary Hattan Collection, 1889-1940 and undated


The William Cary Hattan Collection, held by the Archives of Appalachia at East Tennessee State University, consists of 5.5 linear feet of material, including over 500 photographic negatives and prints along with a range of subject files. These materials focus primarily on Hattan's 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. The digital collection featured here includes over 500 jpegs of digitized photographic negatives or prints along with pdf versions of three photographic scrapbooks.


Hattan, William Cary, 1875-1929


William Cary Hattan Collection, Archives of Appalachia, East Tennessee State University


1889-1940 and undated


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ETSU Archives of Appalachia: AppMs-0339

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