Financing the railroads by Julius Hall Parmelee

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  • Railroads -- United States -- Finance

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Statementby J.H. Parmelee ...
SeriesAmerican academy of political and social science. Publication, no. 1338
The Physical Object
Paginationcover-title, 8 p.
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Open LibraryOL16003017M

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