1847 Letter to William Finlayson, First Train Conductor of Canada, Railroad
This letter is from William Finlayson's father and post-marked Liverpool, July 1947. It speaks of the goings-on of the family, the hardships of life, and well-wishes to his son.
William Finlayson was given the title as the first railroad conductor of Canada.
At the 1893 World's Fair, Finalyson was honored by the Order of Trainmen in the City of Chicago as the "First Conductor." He was often referred to as "America's Oldest Conductor."
William Finlayson was the conductor of the famed locomotive "Samson," the oldest locomotive in Canada that ran coal from New Glasgow to the East River.
The letter is beautifully framed and preserved.
Frame measure about 15"x9.5"