Walter B. Wright Scrapbooks

Walter B. Wright was an African-American porter who advanced to the positions of chief clerk in the purchasing department and secretary to Daniel W. Caldwell, Samuel R. Callaway and W. H. Caniff, presidents of the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern and New York, Chicago and St. Louis railroads. The collection consists of newspaper clippings, railroad passes, correspondence, photographs, miscellany regarding railroad companies and employees, black people and other miscellaneous subjects, an autograph by James A. Garfield, and correspondence with Caldwell and other railroad magnates.