J.S. Hyatt, North Shore Line Diaries

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US ILfC SC/039

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J.S. Hyatt, North Shore Line Diaries


  • 1926-1940 (Creation)


1 box

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Biographical history

J. S. Hyatt was a civil engineer for the Chicago Rapid Transit Company (1912) and the North Shore Line beginning in the 1920s.

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This collection consists of ten diaries belonging to J.S. Hyatt. They provide insight into his day-to-day life and his work as a civil engineer, with the majority of the diaries documenting various appointments and meetings.

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The diaries are arranged chronologically.

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  • English

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    Donation to Lake County Historical Collection, housed at Lake Forest College since the 1980s.

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