Broadway and Seventh Avenue Rail Road, New York City. Archive for 1871-1908; Employee Ledger Book for 1886-87. ** Well over 100 assorted letters, documents, billheads, requests for maintenance of the ways, lawsuit documentation, deeds, bills for services, contracts, and more ephemeral material directly relating to this streetcar line, spanning the years ca. 1871-1908. Also: employee ledger with list of names, numbers, and positions for 1886-87. Includes detailed reports on individual employees, with much disciplinary action noted, all written in ink in various legible hands. E.g., "Spoken to for fast driving and playing on the road...I find he has been sentenced to Sing Sing for 2 1/2 years for stealing. Discharged." And much more of this ilk--a very interesting insight into transit history. The line ran between lower Manhattan and Central Park, along what is now part of two bus routes. The papers are overall very good, many with original stamped envelopes. The ledger book is in original half leather and boards (worn but binding is sturdy); internally very good. Shipping/handling will be extra; please keep this in mind when ordering. [Labor History, Urban History, Transportation].