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Miller, I. Austin; Terry, J. W.; Felt, C. F. W.; Polk, L. J.. Compilation of letters referring to authorization to pass over Buffalo Bayou - Page 1, front. December 23, 1899 - January 16, 1900. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 11, 2018. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1970_001/item/958/show/948.

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Miller, I. Austin; Terry, J. W.; Felt, C. F. W.; Polk, L. J.. (December 23, 1899 - January 16, 1900). Compilation of letters referring to authorization to pass over Buffalo Bayou - Page 1, front. City of Houston, Its Development and Evolution. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1970_001/item/958/show/948

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Title Compilation of letters referring to authorization to pass over Buffalo Bayou
Creator (Local)
  • Miller, I. Austin
  • Terry, J. W.
  • Felt, C. F. W.
  • Polk, L. J.
Date December 23, 1899 - January 16, 1900
Description A collection of letters between City of Houston City Engineer and Chief Engineer for the Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe Railway Company, in which I. Austin Miller requests written permission for his Assistant Engineer to cross over Buffalo Bayou. The request was later transferred to General Manager, L. J. Polk in which he inquires about a liability release in case of any injuries sustained while crossing said bridge. After determining that a release would not be possible, L. J. Polk denies I. Austin Miller's request, and refers the matter over to General Attorney, J. W. Terry.
Donor George Fuermann
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Municipal government
  • City planning
Subject.Name (Local)
  • Miller, I. Austin
  • Terry, J. W.
  • Felt, C. F. W.
  • Polk, L. J.
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • letters (correspondence)
  • correspondence
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Location ID 1970-001, Box 6, Folder 17
Original Collection George Fuermann “Texas & Houston” Collection
Original Collection URL http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/findingaid&id=356
Digital Collection City of Houston, Its Development and Evolution
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1970-001
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
Use and Reproduction This item is in the public domain and may be used freely.
File Name index.cpd
Item Description
Title Page 1, front
Format (IMT)
  • image/jpeg
File Name uhlib_1970_001_b006_f017_011_001.jpg
Transcript Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railway Company. Office of General Manager. Galveston, Texas, Jan. 16th 19oo Mr. I.Austin Miller, City Engineer, Houston. Dear sir,- Reply to your favor of the 23rd ulto. has been delayed pending an opinion from our General Attorney—Mr. J.¥.Terry— in regard to the matter referred to. You will note he says that if the party was injured while on our bridge,and it can "be shown that injury was caused by the negligence of our employes, there is no sort of a release we could take from 1*rn that would hold us harmless. Under the circumstances, therefore, which I trust you will fully appreciate, I do not feel that I can consistently give my consent to his passing over the bridge. Yours truly,