Reel 130 Merger Scrapbooks

Merger XIV March - April 1913, XV April - June 1913, XVI June - July 1913

The Merger scrapbooks continue on reel 130, with newspaper accounts of investigations into the New England railroad situation by the Boston Chamber of Commerce and by the Interstate Commerce Commission. Much of Merger XV contains daily reports, complete with testimony, on the ICC investigation, which found Brandeis first involved as counsel for the Boston Fruit and Produce Exchange and then as a private citizen. Other materials include a proposal to give Massachusetts more authority over public utilities; a discussion of train mishaps and public safety; the resignation of Charles S. Mellen as President of the New Haven Railroad; and the ICC report, issued after the investigation, that called for the dissolution of the New Haven's transportation monopoly in New England.