Uriah Lee family collection 1850-1912
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The Raynor-Gardiner correspondence is made up of 41 letters that Henry Raynor of Syracuse, New York, wrote to John Gardiner of Norwalk, Ohio, from July 25, 1851-December 7, 1853. Raynor and Gardiner were involved in the railroad industry in New York and Ohio, and Raynor commented railroad lines such as the Toledo, Norwalk and Cleveland Railroad. He also discussed his business and financial affairs, including railroad-related legislation and the negative effects of missing or late iron shipments. Some of the later letters pertain to the possible construction of a railroad between Tiffin, Ohio, and Fort Wayne, Indiana.