The Union Pacifiic Collection of Jack Casement

The Raab Collection is offering for sale a group of important documents from the early construction of the Union Pacific Railroad. This material was acquired from descendants of the famed builder of the rail line itself, Jack Casement, and has never before been offered for sale.  The pieces were not known by scholars and the general public to exist. They include

– Casement’s retained contract showing how he and the Union Pacific leadership intended to fund the construction itself

– His passes for the rail line for 1866, 1868 and 1869, passes he used to build the road and supervise its construction.

Civil War era correspondence from General Casement to his wife.  Their relationship was made famous by Ken Burns, who used their correspondence in his documentary.

The Raab Collection has handled many of the most important historical documents to reach the market and worked with the families of famous Americans in the sale and preservation of their family treasures, among them Thomas Jefferson, Ulysses S. Grant, Ronald Reagan, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.



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