Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - City Electric Railway Company records SMC.10.11

The City Electric Street Railway Company of Little Rock was incorporated in 1887 by Howard Adams, M.W. Benjamin, and John B. Jones. They began using horse-drawn streetcars but eventually changed to steam-operated streetcars. Officers of the company included Howard Adams, President; M.W. Benjamin, Secretary; John B. Jones, Treasurer; and C.H. Blakeslee, Superintendent. Directors included John B. Jones, W.B. Worthen, Harry E. Kelley, Howard Adams, and M.W. Benjamin. The company closed due to bankruptcy in 1895.


This collection contains articles of incorporation and correspondence pertaining to the City Electric Railway Company of Little Rock, Arkansas.


  • Articles of Incorporation (Reel MG00205)
    • 1887 December 21
  • Correspondence
    • 1887 November 22: M.W. Benjamin, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1887 December 18: M.W. Benjamin, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1888 February 7: John O'Connell, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, to M.W. Benjamin, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 1888 February 16: M.W. Benjamin, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    • 1888 February 26: M.W. Benjamin, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1888 March 2: J.B. Polley, Fort Smith, Arkansas, to Lane, Kent, and Kelley
    • 1888 March 3: John B. Jones, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Lane, Kent, and Kelley
    • 1888 March 8: John B. Jones, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Lane, Kent, and Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    • 1888 March 13: M.W. Benjamin Law Office, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    • 1888 March 24: John B. Jones, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Lane, Kent, and Kelley
    • 1888 March 24: Howard Adams, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Lane, Kent, and Kelley
    • 1888 March 29: Telegram, Howard Adams, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Lane, Kent, and Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    • 1888 April 16: John B. Jones, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    • 1888 May 21: John B. Jones, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    • 1888 May 25: John B. Jones, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1888 June 10: Postcard, E.L. Lane, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    • 1888 June 11: Telegram, Howard Adams, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    • 1888 July 9: Postcard, E.L. Lane, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    • 1888 July 12: Postcard, E.L. Lane, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    • 1888 July 13: E.L. Lane, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    • 1888 July 14: Postcard, E.L. Lane, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    • 1888 July 14: John B. Jones, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1888 July 14: John B. Jones, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1888 July 15: Postcard, E.L. Lane, to Harry E. Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    • 1888 July 16: Elmer L. Lane, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1888 July 16: E.L. Lane, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1888 July 18: John B. Jones, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1888 July 19: Howard Adams, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry M. Kelley
    • 1888 July 20: Postcard, E.L. Lane, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    • 1888 July 20: Elmer L. Lane, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1888 July 21: Howard Adams, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1888 July 26: Elmer L. Lane, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1888 July 30: Elmer L. Lane, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1888 July 31: Postcard, E.L. Lane, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    • 1888 August 1: Elmer L. Lane, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1888 August 2: Elmer L. Lane, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1888 August 5: John B. Jones, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1888 August 6: Elmer L. Lane, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1888 August 8: Howard Adams, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1888 August 11: E.L. Lane, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1888 August 12: John B. Jones, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1888 August 13: John B. Jones, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1888 August 13: Elmer L. Lane, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1888 August 20: C.H. Blakeslee, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    • 1888 August 21: E.L. Lane, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1888 August 27: E.L. Lane, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1888 September 1: John B. Jones, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1888 September 10: C.H. Blakeslee, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    • 1888 September 10: Elmer L. Lane, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1888 September 11: John B. Jones, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1888 September 13: John B. Jones, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1888 September 18: E.L. Lane, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1888 September 22: Howard Adams, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1888 September 23: E.L. Lane, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1888 September 28: M.W. Benjamin, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1888 September: John B. Jones, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1888 October 1: Telegram, Howard Adams, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    • 1888 October 1: Telegram, Howard Adams, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    • 1888 October 8: Howard Adams, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1888 October 8: Howard Adams, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1888 October 8: E.L. Lane, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    • 1888 October 11: E.L. Lane, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    • 1888 October 15: Elmer L. Lane, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1888 October 16: M.W. Benjamin, Little Rock, Arkansas, to H. E. Kelley
    • 1888 October 18: Telegram: Howard Adams, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    • 1888 October 20: Howard Adams, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1888 October 22: Howard Adams, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1888 October 23: Telegram, Howard Adams, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    • 1888 October 26: E.L. Lane, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    • 1888 October 28: Telegram, Howard Adams, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    • 1888 November 10: E.L. Lane, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1888 November 13: E.L. Lane, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry [E. Kelley]
    • 1888 November 22: E.H. Hillman, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1888 November 22: E.H. Hillman, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    • 1888 November 24: C.H. Blakeslee, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    • 1888 December 21: Howard Adams, Little Rock, Arkansas, to H.E. Kelley
    • 1888 December 22: John B. Jones, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    • 1888 December 25: Howard Adams, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1888 December 28: Howard Adams, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1889 January 3: E.H. Hillman, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    • 1889 January 3: Telegram, Harry E. Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkansas, to Howard Adams, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 1889 January 3: M.W. Benjamin, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1889 January 4: Howard Adams, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1889 January 4: Check, City Electric Street Railway Company, by Howard Adams, to W.B. Worthen and Company
    • 1889 January 10: John B. Jones, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1889 January 16: E.H. Hillman, Little Rock, Arkansas, to H.E. Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    • 1889 January 16: Elmer L. Lane, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1889 January 17: Howard Adams, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1889 January 21: John B. Jones, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1889 February 16: Elmer L. Lane, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    • 1889 February 21: E.L. Lane, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1889 February 23: John B. Jones, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1889 February 27: R.T. Race, Chicago, Illinois, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1889 February 27: R.T. Race, Irving Park, Illinois, to Lane and Kent
    • 1889 February 27: John B. Jones, Hot Springs, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1889 March 4: Telegram, John B. Jones, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    • 1889 March 5: Telegram, John B. Jones, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    • 1889 March 5: John B. Jones, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1889 March 6: John B. Jones, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1889 March 8: E.H. Hillman, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    • 1889 March 13: John B. Jones, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1889 March 27: Telegram, John B. Jones, New York, New York, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1889 March 29: Q.A. Stephenson, New York, New York, to Harry E. Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    • 1889 April 3: Elmer L. Lane, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    • 1889 April 5: Elmer L. Lane, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1889 April 11: Elmer L. Lane, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    • 1889 April 14: Elmer L. Lane, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1889 April 23: Elmer L. Lane, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1889 April 26: Howard Adams, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1889 April 29: E.L. Lane, Little Rock, Arkansas, to O. Kent, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    • 1889 May 1: John B. Jones, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Lane, Kent, and Kelley
    • 1889 May 7: Telegram, John B. Jones, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1889 May 7: Elmer L. Lane, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    • 1889 May 15: E.L. Lane, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1889 May 23: John B. Jones, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1889 May 28: John B. Jones, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1889 May 29: John B. Jones, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 188[9] June 4: C.T. Walker, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    • 1889 July 13: John B. Jones, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    • 1889 September 13: E.H. Hillman and Company, to Harry E. Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    • 1890 January 7: William C. Van Antwerp, Little Rock, Arkansas, to H.E. Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    • 1890 March 5: E.H. Hillman, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1890 March 21: E.H. Hillman, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkanas
    • 1890 April 12: E.H. Hillman, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    • 1890 April 21: E.H. Hillman, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    • 1890 April 24: H.G. Allis, Saint Louis, Missouri, to H.E. Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    • 1890 April 29: E.H. Hillman, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    • 1890 May 5: E.H. Hillman, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    • 1890 June 7: E.H. Hillman and Company, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Frank E. Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    • 1890 June 10: E.H. Hillman and Company, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley, Washington, District of Columbia
    • 1890 June 30: T.S. May, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    • 1890 November 28: Auten and Moss, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    • 1890 December 4: Auten and Moss, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    • 1890 December 9: H.F. Auten, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1890 December 13: H.F. Auten, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Harry E. Kelley
    • 1893 March 23: Walker Brothers and Company, New York, New York, to Lane, Kent, and Kelley, Fort Smith, Arkansas

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