Description: Paper of Beggs, president of the Milwaukee Electric Railway and Light Company and other utilities, consisting of correspondence, photographs, records of personal financial expenditures, and subject files pertaining to various utilities with which he was involved such as the Edison Electric Light Company, The Milwaukee Electric and Railway and Light Company (TMERL), and the St. Louis Car Company. Correspondence primarily dates from the 1890s when he managed the Chicago Edison Electric Company. It also pertains to other companies within the system, such as the Harrisburg Electric Company, for which he had responsibilities. A small portion of the correspondence pertains to TMERL and the Appleton Electric Company.
The photographs received with the papers are divided into eight lots that document the staff and offices of the Edison Electric Company of Chicago, TMERL facilities and a staff outing, and his Beggs' Isle estate, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Finding aid available in the Archives.