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  • Title
    Correspondence and documents relating to Kenneth Cantlie's work for the Entre Rios Railway in Argentina
  • Reference
    CANT/1/100
  • Production date
    1920 - 1923
  • Creator
    • Kenneth CantlieBiography
  • Scope and Content
    Folder of correspondence, documents and other material relating to the Ferrocarilles de Entre Rios, Entre Rios Railway in Argentina. Contains a leather bound pocket calendar with hand-written notes by Kenneth Cantlie between January and September 1923; blueprint of Entre Rios railway lines and connections; an official copy of Kenneth Cantlie's employment certificate in Spanish and English, translated and attested by the notary in London (August 1923) and copies of the certificate in English; a typed story by Kenneth Cantlie of the origins and critique of term 'Dago' (a derogatory term used by the British of certain nationalities of the time); loose pages and two bundles of hand-written notes, both titled 'Dear Father' (referring possibly to Kenneth Cantlie's father Sir James Cantlie or a priest) recounting Kenneth Cantlie's thoughts and experiences in Posadas, Argentina, his views on people, the country and its history; copy of Kenneth Cantlie's resume; a copy of a paper titled 'Locomotive Freight Rating and Train Resistance' by R.E. Kimberley, The Institution of Locomotive Engineers, South American Branch (1920); typed copies of lyrics to Argentinian tango music; a photographic print of Kenneth Cantlie in a gaucho costume with a dog after a ball in London (1924); a letter by G.R.S. Darroch of London Midland and Scottish Railway, Crewe, to Sir James Cantlie 4th September 1923 on railway grouping, visiting Sir James and a wish to meet Kenneth Cantlie: 'I do not know exactly what he has been engaged on in the Argentine.'
  • Extent
    1 file with approx. 90 pages, 1 notebook
  • Level of description
    FILE
  • Repository name
    National Railway Museum, York
  • Associated people and organisations
    • London Midland & Scottish Railway CoBiography